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Title:
COOKING SYSTEM FOR SENSING THE STATUS OF A FOOD ITEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2003061345
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A system for determining the status of a food item using time-temperature data. The system includes a method comprising the step of sensing a number of temperatures associated with a food item, comparing data related to the sensed temperatures with predetermined temperature data, determining the status of the food item based on the comparison, and causing a predetermined action based on the status of the food item. The method may further involve inputting user information corresponding to the food item, which may include the type of food or the desired level of doneness. The system also includes an apparatus for determining the status of a food item. This apparatus may include a sensor (106) for sensing a plurality of temperatures, a control sensor (108), a microprocessor (302) for determining the status of the food item based on the plurality of temperatures, and an indicator (208, 210) for indicating the status of the food item.

Inventors:
LILE LAWRENCE
Application Number:
US0300598W
Publication Date:
November 27, 2003
Filing Date:
January 10, 2003
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Assignee:
SALTON, INC.
International Classes:
A47J27/62; A47J37/06; A47J37/12; H05B1/02; (IPC1-7): H05B1/02
Foreign References:
US6299920B12001-10-09
US4884626A1989-12-05
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