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BBQ Cover Warning System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244178D
Publication Date: 2015-Nov-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a smart Barbeque (BBQ) system that monitors whether the BBQ cover is in place, whether it should be in place, and then alerts a user to that status. This warning system allows the owner to replace or remove the cover as needed to maintain safety.

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BBQ Cover Warning System

Barbeque (BBQ) grill (i.e. gas-powered grills) manufacturers recommend that, for safety, a BBQ cover is in place when the BBQ is not in use. This helps protect the grill and cover from damage by the elements or accidents in and around the BBQ . Unfortunately, the cover is not always properly used. The covers can be dislodged by wind or animals, or the owner might forget to place the cover on the grill. Making this matter more complex is that the cover should not be put back on when it is still hot. Sufficient time must be allocated to allow it to cool, which increases the likelihood of it being forgotten.

The novel solution is a smart BBQ system. This warning system monitors whether the BBQ cover is in place, whether it should be in place, and then alerts a user to that status. Detection is performed using many different methods such as: Magnetic sensors in the cover and BBQ Physical switch where the cover connects Light sensor to detect if the BBQ is covered
Electronic sensor built into the cover and the BBQ

If the cover is in a state different from what it should be, then the system alerts the owner. An alert can be, but is not limited to: Simple light in the kitchen/home that alerts the user of the situation Text message or other mobile alert
Phone call with automated message of the situation

In addition, after the grill is turned off, the smart BBQ monitors the temperature of the grill to determine when it i...