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Title:
COOKING SYSTEM FOR TRACKING A COOKING DEVICE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/209371
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
According to one example, a system comprises a heat source system and a processor. The heat source system comprises a plurality of heat sources. Each heat source is operable to provide an amount of energy to be used to cook a food item during a cooking process. The processor is operable to determine that a cooking device system has been positioned on or in a first heat source of the plurality of heat sources, determine an identity of the cooking device system that has been positioned on or in the first heat source, and correlate the determined identity of the cooking device system with an identity of the first heat source.

Inventors:
JENKINS, Jonathan, A. (9547 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle, WA, 98103, US)
DUNCOMBE-SMITH, Brenden (1530 Belmont Ave, #502Seattle, WA, 98122, US)
Application Number:
US2018/058486
Publication Date:
October 31, 2019
Filing Date:
October 31, 2018
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
MEYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES LTD. (Attn: C.K. Wong, 382 Kwun Tong Rd.Kowloon, Hong Kong, Kong, CN)
JENKINS, Jonathan, A. (9547 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle, WA, 98103, US)
DUNCOMBE-SMITH, Brenden (1530 Belmont Ave, #502Seattle, WA, 98122, US)
International Classes:
H05B6/06; F24C7/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
PASSLER, Mark, D. et al. (Akerman LLP, 777 S. Flagler Drive Suite 1100, West Towe, West Palm Beach FL, 33401, US)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A system, comprising:

a. an induction range comprising:

i. a plurality of induction coils operable to generate an electromagnetic field to provide an amount of energy to be used to cook a food item during a cooking process; and

ii. one or more current sensors operable to detect a current supplied to the plurality of induction coils; and

b. a processor operable, when executed, to:

i. receive an indication that current is being supplied to a subset of the plurality of induction coils; and

ii. based on the indication of the current, determine that a cooking device system has been positioned on a subset of the plurality of induction coils; c. wherein the cooking device system comprises:

i. one or more motion sensors operable to detect a motion associated with the cooking device system; and

ii. a second processor communicatively coupled to the one or more motion sensors, and operable, when executed, to:

1. receive one or more indications of a detected motion associated with the cooking device system; and

2. based on the one or more indications, transmit a unique identification of the cooking device system to the processor; and d. wherein the processor is further operable, when executed, to:

i. determine the identity of the cooking device system that has been positioned on the subset of the plurality of induction coils based on the received unique identification; ii. correlate the determined identity of the cooking device system with an identity of the subset of the plurality of induction coils;

iii. receive an indication of a first temperature associated the cooking process; iv. receive, via a communication link with the first cooking device system, an indication of a current temperature associated with the food item; and v. based on the indication of the first temperature, the indication of the current temperature, and the correlation, adjust the amount of energy provided by the subset of the plurality of induction coils.

2. A system, comprising:

a. a heat source system comprising a plurality of heat sources, each heat source operable to provide an amount of energy to be used to cook a food item during a cooking process; and

a. a processor operable, when executed, to:

i. determine that a cooking device system has been positioned on or in a first heat source of the plurality of heat sources;

ii. determine an identity of the cooking device system that has been positioned on or in the first heat source;

iii. correlate the determined identity of the cooking device system with an identity of the first heat source;

iv. receive an indication of a first temperature associated the cooking process; v. receive, via a communication link with the first cooking device system, an indication of a current temperature associated with the food item;

vi. based on the indication of the first temperature, the indication of the current temperature, and the correlation, adjust the amount of energy provided by the first heat source.

3. The system of Claim 2, wherein the heat source system further comprises the processor.

4. The system of Claim 2, wherein the processor is further operable, when executed, to:

a. determine that a second cooking device system has been positioned on or in a second heat source of the plurality of heat sources;

b. determine an identity of the second cooking device system that has been positioned on or in the second heat source;

c. correlate the determined identity of the second cooking device system with an identity of the second heat source;

d. receive an indication of a second temperature associated the cooking process; e. receive, via a second communication link with the second cooking device system, an indication of a current temperature associated with a second food item;

f. based on the indication of the second temperature, the indication of the current temperature associated with the second food item, and the correlation of the determined identity of the second cooking device system with the identity of the second heat source, adjust the amount of energy provided by the second heat source. 5. The system of Claim 2, wherein the processor is further operable, when executed, to:

a. determine that the cooking device system has been re-positioned on or in a second heat source of the plurality of heat sources;

b. correlate the determined identity of the cooking device system with an identity of the second heat source;

c. determine the amount of energy previously provided by the first heat source to the cooking device system; and

d. adjust the amount of energy provided by the second heat source to match the amount of energy previously provided by the first heat source to the cooking device system. 6 The system of Claim 2, wherein the heat source system comprises an induction range comprising a plurality of induction burners, and wherein the first heat source comprises a subset of induction coils included in one of the induction burners.

7. The system of Claim 2, wherein the heat source system comprises an induction range comprising a plurality of induction burners, and wherein the first heat source comprises every induction coil included in one of the induction burners. 8 The system of Claim 2, wherein the heat source system comprises an induction range comprising:

a. a plurality of induction coils operable to generate an electromagnetic field; and b. one or more current sensors operable to detect a current supplied to the plurality of induction coils; and

c. wherein the processor is further operable, when executed, to:

i. receive an indication that current is being supplied to a subset of the plurality of induction coils; and

ii. based on the indication of the current, determine that a cooking device system has been positioned on the first heat source, wherein the first heat source comprises the subset of the plurality of induction coils.

9. The system of Claim 2, wherein the cooking device system comprises:

a. one or more motion sensors operable to detect a motion associated with the cooking device system; and

b. a second processor communicatively coupled to the one or more motion sensors, and operable, when executed, to:

i. receive one or more indications of a detected motion associated with the cooking device system; and ii. based on the one or more indications, transmit a unique identification of the cooking device system to the processor; and

c. wherein the processor is further operable, when executed, to determine the identity of the cooking device system based on the received unique identification.

10. The system of Claim 9, wherein the detected motion associated with the cooking device system comprises one or more taps by a user on a handle of the cooking device system.

11. The system of Claim 2, wherein the cooking device system comprises:

a. one or more motion sensors operable to detect a motion associated with the cooking device system; and

b. a second processor communicatively coupled to the one or more motion sensors, and operable, when executed, to:

i. receive one or more indications of a detected motion associated with the cooking device; and

ii. based on the one or more indications, transmit a unique identification of the cooking device system to the processor; and

c. wherein the processor is further operable, when executed, to:

i. determine whether the unique identification was received or transmitted within a threshold time period of the determination that the cooking device system has been positioned on or in a first heat source of the plurality of heat sources; and

ii. following the determination that the unique identification was received or transmitted within the threshold time period, determine the identity of the cooking device system based on the received unique identification.

12. The system of Claim 2, wherein the heat source system further comprises a weight sensor operable to detect a weight or force applied to one of the plurality of heat sources, wherein the processor is further operable, when executed, to: i. receive an indication of the detected weight or force; and

ii. based on the indication of the detected weight or force, determine that the cooking device system has been positioned on the first heat source, wherein the first heat source comprises the one of the plurality of heat sources.

13. The system of Claim 2, wherein the heat source system further comprises a Near Field

Communication (NFC) sensor or a radio frequency identification (RFID) sensor positioned adjacent one of the plurality of heat sources and further operable to detect a wireless signal transmitted by the first cooking device system, wherein the processor is further operable, when executed, to:

i. receive an indication of the detected wireless signal; and ii. based on the indication of the detected wireless signal, determine that the cooking device system has been positioned on the first heat source, wherein the first heat source comprises the one of the plurality of heat sources.

14. The system of Claim 2, wherein the heat source system further comprises a motion sensor operable to detect one or more motions associated with one of the plurality of heat sources, wherein the processor is further operable, when executed, to:

i. receive an indication of the detected one or more motions; and

ii. based on the indication of the detected one or more motions, determine that the cooking device system has been positioned on the first heat source, wherein the first heat source comprises the one of the plurality of heat sources.

15. A method, comprising:

a. determining, by one or more processors, that a cooking device system has been positioned on or in a first heat source of the plurality of heat sources of a heat source system, each heat source of the plurality of heat sources being operable to provide an amount of energy to be used to cook a food item during a cooking process;

b. determining, by the one or more processors, an identity of the cooking device system that has been positioned on or in the first heat source;

c. correlating, by the one or more processors, the determined identity of the cooking device system with an identity of the first heat source;

d. receiving, by the one or more processors, an indication of a first temperature associated the cooking process;

e. receiving, by the one or more processors and via a communication link with the first cooking device system, an indication of a current temperature associated with the food item; and

f. based on the indication of the first temperature, the indication of the current temperature, and the correlation, adjusting, by the one or more processors, the amount of energy provided by the first heat source.

16. The method of Claim 15, wherein the heat source system further comprises the one or more processors. 17. The method of Claim 15, wherein the heat source system comprises an induction range comprising a plurality of induction burners, and wherein the first heat source comprises a subset of induction coils included in one of the induction burners.

18. The method of Claim 15, wherein the heat source system comprises an induction range comprising a plurality of induction burners, and wherein the first heat source comprises every induction coil included in one of the induction burners.

Description:
COOKING SYSTEM FOR TRACKING A COOKING DEVICE

TECHNICAL FIELD

[0001] This disclosure relates generally to the field of cooking appliances and more specifically to a cooking system for tracking a cooking device.

BACKGROUND

[0002] Traditionally, a user has cooked food by manually turning on a heat source using a knob, placing the food over the heat source, and estimating (or measuring or timing) when the food is done cooking. Such traditional cooking techniques, however, may be deficient.

SUMMARY

[0003] In a first example, a system comprises an induction range comprising: a plurality of induction coils operable to generate an electromagnetic field to provide an amount of energy to be used to cook a food item during a cooking process; and one or more current sensors operable to detect a current supplied to the plurality of induction coils; and a processor operable, when executed, to: receive an indication that current is being supplied to a subset of the plurality of induction coils; and based on the indication of the current, determine that a cooking device system has been positioned on a subset of the plurality of induction coils; wherein the cooking device system comprises: one or more motion sensors operable to detect a motion associated with the cooking device system; and a second processor communicatively coupled to the one or more motion sensors, and operable, when executed, to: receive one or more indications of a detected motion associated with the cooking device system; and based on the one or more indications, transmit a unique identification of the cooking device system to the processor; and wherein the processor is further operable, when executed, to: determine the identity of the cooking device system that has been positioned on the subset of the plurality of induction coils based on the received unique identification; correlate the determined identity of the cooking device system with an identity of the subset of the plurality of induction coils; receive an indication of a first temperature associated the cooking process; receive, via a communication link with the first cooking device system, an indication of a current temperature associated with the food item; and based on the indication of the first temperature, the indication of the current temperature, and the correlation, adjust the amount of energy provided by the subset of the plurality of induction coils.

[0004] In a second example, a system comprises a heat source system comprising a plurality of heat sources, each heat source operable to provide an amount of energy to be used to cook a food item during a cooking process; and a processor operable, when executed, to: determine that a cooking device system has been positioned on or in a first heat source of the plurality of heat sources; determine an identity of the cooking device system that has been positioned on or in the first heat source; and correlate the determined identity of the cooking device system with an identity of the first heat source.

[0005] In a third example, a system comprises a heat source system comprising a plurality of heat sources, each heat source operable to provide an amount of energy to be used to cook a food item during a cooking process; and a processor operable, when executed, to: determine that a cooking device system has been positioned on or in a first heat source of the plurality of heat sources; determine an identity of the cooking device system that has been positioned on or in the first heat source; correlate the determined identity of the cooking device system with an identity of the first heat source; receive an indication of a first temperature associated the cooking process; receive, via a communication link with the first cooking device system, an indication of a current temperature associated with the food item; and based on the indication of the first temperature, the indication of the current temperature, and the correlation, adjust the amount of energy provided by the first heat source.

[0006] Another example includes any such system, wherein the heat source system further comprises the processor.

[0007] Another example includes any such system, wherein the processor is further operable, when executed, to: determine that a second cooking device system has been positioned on or in a second heat source of the plurality of heat sources; determine an identity of the second cooking device system that has been positioned on or in the second heat source; correlate the determined identity of the second cooking device system with an identity of the second heat source; receive an indication of a second temperature associated the cooking process; receive, via a second communication link with the second cooking device system, an indication of a current temperature associated with a second food item; based on the indication of the second temperature, the indication of the current temperature associated with the second food item, and the correlation of the determined identity of the second cooking device system with the identity of the second heat source, adjust the amount of energy provided by the second heat source.

[0008] Another example includes any such system, wherein the processor is further operable, when executed, to: determine that the cooking device system has been re-positioned on or in a second heat source of the plurality of heat sources; correlate the determined identity of the cooking device system with an identity of the second heat source; determine the amount of energy previously provided by the first heat source to the cooking device system; and adjust the amount of energy provided by the second heat source to match the amount of energy previously provided by the first heat source to the cooking device system.

[0009] Another example includes any such system, wherein the heat source system comprises an induction range comprising a plurality of induction burners, and wherein the first heat source comprises a subset of induction coils included in one of the induction burners.

[0010] Another example includes any such system, wherein the heat source system comprises an induction range comprising a plurality of induction burners, and wherein the first heat source comprises every induction coil included in one of the induction burners.

[0011] Another example includes any such system, wherein the heat source system comprises an induction range comprising: a plurality of induction coils operable to generate an electromagnetic field; and one or more current sensors operable to detect a current supplied to the plurality of induction coils; and wherein the processor is further operable, when executed, to: receive an indication that current is being supplied to a subset of the plurality of induction coils; and based on the indication of the current, determine that a cooking device system has been positioned on the first heat source, wherein the first heat source comprises the subset of the plurality of induction coils. [0012] Another example includes any such system, wherein the cooking device system comprises: one or more motion sensors operable to detect a motion associated with the cooking device system; and a second processor communicatively coupled to the one or more motion sensors, and operable, when executed, to: receive one or more indications of a detected motion associated with the cooking device system; and based on the one or more indications, transmit a unique identification of the cooking device system to the processor; and wherein the processor is further operable, when executed, to determine the identity of the cooking device system based on the received unique identification.

[0013] Another example includes any such system, wherein the detected motion associated with the cooking device system comprises one or more taps by a user on a handle of the cooking device system.

[0014] Another example includes any such system, wherein the cooking device system comprises: one or more motion sensors operable to detect a motion associated with the cooking device system; and a second processor communicatively coupled to the one or more motion sensors, and operable, when executed, to: receive one or more indications of a detected motion associated with the cooking device; and based on the one or more indications, transmit a unique identification of the cooking device system to the processor; and wherein the processor is further operable, when executed, to: determine whether the unique identification was received or transmitted within a threshold time period of the determination that the cooking device system has been positioned on or in a first heat source of the plurality of heat sources; and following the determination that the unique identification was received or transmitted within the threshold time period, determine the identity of the cooking device system based on the received unique identification.

[0015] Another example includes any such system, wherein the heat source system further comprises a weight sensor operable to detect a weight or force applied to one of the plurality of heat sources, wherein the processor is further operable, when executed, to: receive an indication of the detected weight or force; and based on the indication of the detected weight or force, determine that the cooking device system has been positioned on the first heat source, wherein the first heat source comprises the one of the plurality of heat sources. [0016] Another example includes any such system wherein the heat source system further comprises a Near Field Communication sensor or a radio frequency identification sensor positioned adjacent one of the plurality of heat sources and further operable to detect a wireless signal transmitted by the first cooking device system, wherein the processor is further operable, when executed, to: receive an indication of the detected wireless signal; and based on the indication of the detected wireless signal, determine that the cooking device system has been positioned on the first heat source, wherein the first heat source comprises the one of the plurality of heat sources.

[0017] Another example includes any such system, wherein the heat source system further comprises a motion sensor operable to detect one or more motions associated with one of the plurality of heat sources, wherein the processor is further operable, when executed, to: receive an indication of the detected one or more motions; and based on the indication of the detected one or more motions, determine that the cooking device system has been positioned on the first heat source, wherein the first heat source comprises the one of the plurality of heat sources.

[0018] In a fourth example, a method comprises determining, by one or more processors, that a cooking device system has been positioned on or in a first heat source of the plurality of heat sources of a heat source system, each heat source of the plurality of heat sources being operable to provide an amount of energy to be used to cook a food item during a cooking process; determining, by the one or more processors, an identity of the cooking device system that has been positioned on or in the first heat source; correlating, by the one or more processors, the determined identity of the cooking device system with an identity of the first heat source; receiving, by the one or more processors, an indication of a first temperature associated the cooking process; receiving, by the one or more processors and via a communication link with the first cooking device system, an indication of a current temperature associated with the food item; and based on the indication of the first temperature, the indication of the current temperature, and the correlation, adjusting, by the one or more processors, the amount of energy provided by the first heat source.

[0019] Another example includes any such method, wherein the heat source system further comprises the one or more processors. [0020] Another example includes any such method, wherein the heat source system comprises an induction range comprising a plurality of induction burners, and wherein the first heat source comprises a subset of induction coils included in one of the induction burners.

[0021] Another example includes any such method, wherein the heat source system comprises an induction range comprising a plurality of induction burners, and wherein the first heat source comprises every induction coil included in one of the induction burners.

[0022] In a fifth example, an accelerometer or any other movement or motion sensor may be deployed (or otherwise utilized) to differentiate between multiple pans in near field signal range of the controller.

[0023] In a sixth example, the process of checking for the presence of a pan when an accelerometer signals a change in movement or an end in movement, can be used to verify that a pan was placed on a particular burner.

[0024] In a seventh example, movement of a pan, including tapping of the pan handle, may be used to initiate a wireless communication protocol between a bumer/induction coil controller and the pan handle sensor, and/or to initiate any wireless communication with the program (e.g., an electronic cookbook) that directs the target temperatures to be reached during the cooking process.

[0025] In an eighth example, when a controller of the induction coil/bumer output detects a signal that a pan handle has been tapped at the same instant that (or within a threshold time frame from when) a pan is detected (e.g., detected by energizing the pan detection circuitry), the unique pan identity and induction coil location can be correlated such that the temperature measurements provided by the same pan are used to determine the power output to the induction coil to maintain or reach a desired target temperature. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE FIGURES

[0026] For a more complete understanding of the present disclosure and its features and advantages, reference is now made to the following description, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which: [0027] FIGS. 1 A-1B illustrate an example cooking system that may assist a user in cooking a food item;

[0028] FIGS. 2-8 illustrate example screenshots displayed by an electronic cookbook on a device;

[0029] FIG. 9 illustrates an example cooking system that may assist a user in cooking a food item by checking for potential errors in the cooking process; and

[0030] FIG. 10 illustrates another example cooking system that may assist a user in cooking a food item by checking for potential errors in the cooking process.

[0031] FIG. 11 illustrates another example cooking system that may assist a user in cooking a food item by correlating a detected position of a cooking device system with the identity of the cooking device system.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

[0032] Embodiments of the present disclosure are best understood by referring to FIGS. 1 A- 11 of the drawings, like numerals being used for like and corresponding parts of the various drawings.

[0033] FIGS. 1A-1B illustrate an example cooking system 10 that may assist a user in cooking a food item (such as a steak or chili). As is illustrated, the cooking system 10 includes a wireless device 14 (such as a mobile phone or tablet) that may execute an electronic cookbook 30. Additionally, the cooking system 10 includes a heat source system 46 (such as a gas burner system, an electric burner system or an induction burner system) and a cooking device system 82 (such as a cooking pan or pot) to be used in cooking the food item.

[0034] In one example of operation of FIGS. 1A-1B, a user may desire to cook a food item, such as a steak or chili. To do so, the user may utilize their wireless device 14 (such as their mobile phone or tablet) to select a particular recipe for the food item displayed by the electronic cookbook 30 on the wireless device 14. Based on the selection, the wireless device 14 may establish a first communication link (such as a Bluetooth communication link or a Wi-Fi communication link) with the heat source system 46 (such as a stove top) to be used in cooking the food item. In one embodiment, the first communication link with the heat source system 46 may be a wired connection, e.g., via a USB or serial connection.

[0035] The wireless device 14 may use this communication link to transmit cooking instructions 70 to the heat source system 46. The cooking instructions 70 may include a particular temperature (such as 375°F) and a particular duration of time (such as 10 minutes). These cooking instructions 70 may cause the heat source 50 (such as the front left gas burner of the stove top) of the heat source system 46 to begin providing energy to the cooking device 86 (such as a 5 quart pot) of the cooking device system 82. For example, the cooking instructions 70 may cause the heat source 50 to provide a flame (or other source of energy) having an intensity that varies over time so as to raise the temperature of the cooking device 86 to the desired cooking temperature (such as 375°F) and then maintain that particular temperature (such as 375°F) for the duration of the cooking process. Furthermore, the cooking instructions 70 may further cause the heat source 50 to provide such a flame for the particular duration of time (such as 10 minutes), adjusting the intensity of the flame using control algorithms to maintain the desired cooking temperature throughout the process.

[0036] In addition to the first communication link between the wireless device 14 and the heat source system 46, the heat source system 46 may establish a second communication link (such as a second Bluetooth communication link or a second Wi-Fi communication link) with the cooking device system 82. The cooking device system 82 may utilize the second communication link to transmit measurement information 74 to the heat source system 46. For example, the cooking device system 82 may measure a current temperature associated with the food item, and may communicate this current temperature to the heat source system 46 as the measurement information 74. Based on the measurement information 74, the heat source system 46 may make one or more changes or adjustments to the amount of energy provided by the heat source 50. For example, if the measurement information 74 indicates that the current cooking temperature is below the intended temperature of 375°F, the heat source system 46 may increase the amount of energy provided by the heat source 50. As another example, if the measurement information 74 indicates that the current cooking temperature is above the intended temperature of 375°F, the heat source system 46 may decrease the amount of energy provided by heat source 50. As a further example, if the measurement information 74 indicates that the current cooking temperature is at the intended temperature of 375°F, the heat source system 46 may continue to provide the same amount of energy. As a further example, if the measurement information 74 indicates that the current cooking temperature is below the intended temperature of 375°F but rising rapidly in such a manner that it is likely to overshoot the intended temperature, the heat source system 46 may decrease the amount of energy provided by the heat source 50. As a further example, the heat source system 46 may make any of a variety of adjustments to the amount of energy provided by the heat source based on the operation of a feedback or feed forward algorithm (for example a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) algorithm) on a series of temperature measurements or other measurement information 74.

[0037] As is discussed above, the cooking system 10 of FIGS. 1A-1B includes a wireless device 14. Wireless device 14 represents any suitable components that may communicate with a user so as to provide cooking information (such as cooking recipes) to the user, and that may further communicate with the heat source system 46 to assist the user in cooking. Additionally, the wireless device 14 may further communicate with the cooking device system 82 to further assist the user in cooking. Wireless device 14 may be a laptop, a mobile telephone or cellular telephone (such as a Smartphone), an electronic notebook, a tablet (such as an iPad), a personal digital assistant, a video projection device, any other device capable of receiving, processing, storing, and/or communicating information with other components of system 10, or any combination of the preceding. As is illustrated in FIGS. 1A-1B, the wireless device 14 is a tablet. Furthermore, as illustrated, wireless device 14 includes a network interface 18, a processor 22, and a memory unit 26.

[0038] Network interface 18 represents any suitable device operable to receive information from network 38 and/or network 42, transmit information through network 38 and/or network 42, perform processing of information, communicate to other devices, or any combination of the preceding. For example, network interface 18 receives measurement information 74 (such as a current temperature associated with the cooking of a food item) from the cooking device system 82. As another example, network interface 18 communicates cooking instructions 70 to the heat source system 46. Network interface 18 represents any port or connection, real or virtual, including any suitable hardware and/or software, including protocol conversion and data processing capabilities, to communicate through a local area network (LAN), a metropolitan area network (MAN), a wide area network (WAN), or other communication system that allows wireless device 14 to exchange information with network 38, network 42, heat source system 46, network 78, cooking device system 82, or other components of system 10.

[0039] Processor 22 communicatively couples to network interface 18 and memory unit 26, and controls the operation and administration of wireless device 14 by processing information received from network interface 18 and memory unit 26. Processor 22 includes any hardware and/or software that operates to control and process information. For example, processor 22 executes an electronic cookbook 30 to control the operation of wireless device 14, such as to cause the wireless device 14 to communicate with a user so as to provide cooking information (such as cooking recipes) to the user, and to further communicate with the heat source system 46 to assist the user in cooking. Processor 22 may be a programmable logic device, a microcontroller, a microprocessor, any suitable processing device, or any combination of the preceding.

[0040] Memory unit 26 stores, either permanently or temporarily, data, operational software, or other information for processor 22. Memory unit 26 includes any one or a combination of volatile or non-volatile local or remote devices suitable for storing information. For example, memory unit 26 may include random access memory (RAM), read only memory (ROM), magnetic storage devices, optical storage devices, any other suitable information storage device, or any combination of the preceding. While illustrated as including particular information modules, memory unit 26 may include any suitable information for use in the operation of wireless device 14.

[0041] As illustrated, memory unit 26 includes the electronic cookbook 30. Electronic cookbook 30 represents any suitable set of instructions, logic, or code embodied in a computer- readable storage medium and operable to facilitate the operation of wireless device 14 with regard to cooking and/or the electronic cookbook 30. Memory unit 26 may further include any other suitable set of instructions, logic, or code embodied in computer-readable storage medium and operable to facilitate other operations of wireless device 14, such as a telephone function of the wireless device 14, any other Smartphone or tablet function of the wireless device 14, any other function of the wireless device 14, or any combination of the preceding.

[0042] The electronic cookbook 30 may provide the user with instructions (and other content) associated with cooking. For example, the electronic cookbook 30 may provide the user with one or more cooking recipes and additional content that may assist the user in cooking a food item (such as a steak or chili).

[0043] Furthermore, the electronic cookbook 30 may be in communication with the heat source system 46. The electronic cookbook 30 and the heat source system 46 may be in 1 : 1 signal communication, e.g., via Bluetooth technology. This 1 : 1 signal communication may allow two-way communication, such that both the electronic cookbook 30 and the heat source system 46 (and/or the cooking device system 82) may send signals to each other, and receive signals from each other. Additionally, as described herein, the electronic cookbook 30 (and wireless device 14) and the heat source system 46 may utilize other communication schemes.

[0044] The electronic cookbook 30 may communicate with the heat source system 46 to execute one or more stages (or steps) of bringing the cooking device 86 (or a cooking environment associated with the food item) to a desired temperature as specified by the cooking recipe and for a duration of time specified by the cooking recipe. Time and/or temperature control provided by the operation of the electronic cookbook 30 may be used to eliminate mistakes that may otherwise occur when setting the amount of energy provided by the heat source 50 (e.g., heat source output). In some examples, the electronic cookbook 30 may be in signal communication with one or both of the heat source system 46 and the cooking device system 82 to cause the control of the food environment at the precise temperature set forth in the cooking recipe by measurements of temperature and modulation or adjustment of the energy provided by the heat source 50 (e.g., heating units of the heating source system 46) to maintain the food environment at precisely the desired temperature, as is discussed in further detail below.

[0045] Also, the electronic cookbook 30 may be in communication with the cooking device system 82. The electronic cookbook 30 and cooking device system 82 may be in 1 : 1 communication (e.g., 1 : 1 Bluetooth communication) for at least a portion of the cooking process. As other examples, as described herein, the electronic cookbook 30 (and wireless device 14) and the cooking device system 82 may utilize other communication schemes. The communication between the electronic cookbook 30 and the cooking device system 82 may allow the electronic cookbook 30 to check the power source level of the cooking device system 82, or check any other information associated with the cooking device system 82. Furthermore, the cooking device system 82 may advertise device or environmental information such as device ID and temperature for use by the electronic cookbook 30. Also, the cooking device system 82 may include a receiver for receiving prompts or requests from the electronic cookbook (for example) to define advertising content.

[0046] The electronic cookbook 30 may allow users, such as novice cooks, to obtain professional results because the precise control of temperature and timing afforded by the electronic control of the heat source system 46 may provide reproducible results, not requiring the use of a chefs expertise in judging food doneness from a combination of the feel, texture, and color of the food during the cooking process.

[0047] The electronic cookbook 30 may provide expert guidance in the preparation of ingredients before cooking to assist the user in achieving optimal results. For example, the electronic cookbook 30 may provide expert guidance in one or more food preparation steps required prior to cooking or one or more finishing steps after cooking to assist the user in achieving optimal results.

[0048] The electronic cookbook 30 may optionally provide additional content that may be used to increase the user's skill level and judgment of foodstuffs being at a stage (or step) to start another stage (or step) in a cooking recipe, such as from a combination of the feel, texture and color of the food during the cooking process. This guidance may be available (or optionally available) at various stages or at each stage in the cooking recipe and may include display of a picture and/or video of techniques such as cutting, dicing, filleting, mixing, or stirring techniques. A display may also include pictures and/or video of a desired appearance of food after the successful completion of a stage. As an example, after the electronic cookbook 30 provides an instruction to dice carrots to a particular size, the user may optionally view a video of a suitable dicing technique or view a video or picture of the desired prepared ingredients, e.g., how the diced carrots should look when prepared, at the end of the step. [0049] The electronic cookbook 30 may utilize a display screen of the wireless device 14 (or any other device in communication range of the wireless device, such as a small projection display or a conveniently located display built into an appliance (e.g., a front panel display (FPD) on refrigerator)) or a virtual reality or augmented reality display device in use by a user to allow a user to easily view, receive, or play the recipe instructions. Display aspects of the electronic cookbook 30, for example, may better illustrate complicated preparation techniques compared to text. In some examples, the electronic cookbook 30 may include reminders to users of proper or safe ways to use cookware or utensils. The electronic cookbook 30 may also be configured to avoid mistakes or oversights by deploying check lists, reminders, and/or timers which may leave little room for ambiguity. Such features may be optional and selectable by the user. Display features may provide a user important information from which to decide whether to attempt a recipe. For example, a user may skip forward through the steps of a recipe to view complicated or time consuming steps before attempting them. In some examples, the electronic cookbook 30 includes a search function allowing the user to search specific foods, steps, heat source, difficulty, dietary nutrients or calories per serving, prep time, cook time, cost, or other search criteria to assist users with menu planning and special diets.

[0050] In some examples, the electronic cookbook 30 may display text of the steps of a recipe alongside a video demonstration of the step, with an audio track optionally playing either the video demonstration sound track or the text portion. For example, a traditional recipe first lists the ingredients and equipment, and at times the preparation and cooking time. The electronic cookbook 30 may be configured to present any combination of a static image and a first video segment, which could be a still shot or a pan shot showing the ingredients and/or what the finished dish looks like with nutritional information and preparation time in the text portion.

[0051] The next step in the recipe may illustrate how to prepare the ingredients, such as for example by showing how to chop, slice, dice, mix, perform any other culinary technique, or any combination of the preceding. The next steps may be presented in the order of cooking and then the final presentation.

[0052] The following table outlines an example display format for a recipe displayed by the electronic cookbook 30, in which each line in the table lists the content that may be displayed, and each line may be a separate display, a portion of a scrollable display from other portions, or a highlighted portion of the entire display.

[0053] From the above non-limiting example of the type of information that may be displayed by the electronic cookbook 30, recipes generally involve some stage of preparation (or steps), such as gathering and measuring ingredients, and mixing and/or cooking stages. Using the above recipe display format, a user may move within a recipe between display of the stages or steps to be followed, the techniques, and the appearance of the food to obtain a full appreciation of the recipe.

[0054] For example, when a recipe includes complex steps, such as novel preparation techniques, a user may interface with the electronic cookbook 30 to visually verify that the food item the user has prepared has the proper appearance, texture, or color at one or more stages of the recipe. Therefore, before navigating to the next step in the recipe, the user may navigate through images or other content, such as text, to verify satisfactory completion of the step or stage. The electronic cookbook may also use image recognition algorithms on images of the cooking process taken by one or more cameras that are part of the wireless device 14 (or any other device in communication range of the wireless device) in order to provide feedback to the user on proper appearance, texture, color or doneness of the food.

[0055] Additional information regarding the electronic cookbook 30 is discussed below. Additionally, example screenshots displayed by the electronic cookbook 30 on the wireless device 14 (or any other device) are illustrated in FIGS. 2-8.

[0056] Network 38 represents any suitable network operable to facilitate communication between the components of system 10, such as wireless device 14 and heat source system 46. Network 38 may include any interconnecting system capable of transmitting audio, video, signals, data, messages, or any combination of the preceding. Network 38 may include all or a portion of a public switched telephone network (PSTN), a public or private data network, a LAN, a MAN, a WAN, a WPAN, a local, regional, or global communication or computer network, such as the Internet, a wireline or wireless network, an enterprise intranet, or any other suitable communication link, including combinations thereof, operable to facilitate communication between the components. Preferable examples of network 38 may include a WPAN (which may include, for example, Bluetooth, Bluetooth low power, Bluetooth 5, ANT+, Zigbee (IEEE 802.15.4), other IEEE 802.15 protocols, IEEE 802.11 A, B or G without limitation, and Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11)), a cellular communication network, an infrared communication network, any other wireless network operable to facilitate communication between the components, or any combination of the preceding.

[0057] Network 42 represents any suitable network operable to facilitate communication between the components of system 10, such as wireless device 14 and cooking device system 82. Network 42 may include any interconnecting system capable of transmitting audio, video, signals, data, messages, or any combination of the preceding. Network 42 may include all or a portion of a PSTN, a public or private data network, a LAN, a MAN, a WAN, a WPAN, a local, regional, or global communication or computer network, such as the Internet, a wireline or wireless network, an enterprise intranet, or any other suitable communication link, including combinations thereof, operable to facilitate communication between the components. Preferable examples of network 42 may include a WPAN, a cellular communication network, an infrared communication network, any other wireless network operable to facilitate communication between the components, or any combination of the preceding. Furthermore, network 42 may be the same type of network as network 38, or network 42 may be a different type of network than network 38. For example, both network 42 and network 38 may be a Bluetooth communication network. As another example, network 42 may be Wi-Fi communication network, while network 38 may be a Bluetooth communication network. Additionally, although network 42 and network 38 are illustrated as separate networks, network 42 and network 38 may be the same network.

[0058] Heat source system 46 represents any suitable components that can provide an amount of energy to cook a food item, and that can further communicate with the wireless device 14 to assist the user in cooking. Additionally, the heat source system 46 may also communicate with the cooking device system 82 to assist the user in cooking. [0059] As is illustrated, the heat source system 46 includes a heat source 50, a network interface 54, a user interface system 56, a processor 58, and a memory unit 62. The heat source 50 may be any device that may provide an amount of energy to cook a food item. For example, the heat source 50 may be a burner (such as an induction burner, gas burner, infrared burner, and/or heating coil), a resistive heating element, a heat lamp (such as Halogen lamp), an oven, a microwave, a stove top, a range, a grill, any other device that may provide an amount of energy to cook a food item, or any combination of the preceding. As is illustrated, the heat source 50 is a gas burner that provides heat energy in the form of a gas flame. The heat source system 46 may include any number of heat sources 50.

[0060] The heat source 50 may further be connected to a power source that provide power

(or energy) to the heat source 50, thereby allowing the heat source 50 to provide an amount of energy to cook a food item. The power source may be any type of power source, such as an electrical power source (e.g., a battery or a connection to an electrical outlet), a gas power source (e.g., a gas canister or a connection to a gas line), any other source of power (or energy), or any combination of the preceding.

[0061] As is discussed above, the heat source system 46 further includes network interface 54, user interface system 56, processor 58, and memory unit 62. The network interface 54, user interface system 56, processor 58, and memory unit 62 may be positioned at any location on, in, or adjacent the heat source system 46 so as to allow the interface 54 and processor 58 to communicate with the heat source(s) 50 of the heat source system 46 and/or communicate with the wireless device 14 and/or the cooking device system 82. In such an example, the processor 58 may be communicatively coupled (and potentially physically or electrically coupled) to the heat source(s) 50 and/or the wireless device 14 and/or the cooking device system 82.

[0062] Network interface 54 represents any suitable device operable to receive information from network 38 and/or network 78, transmit information through network 38 and/or network 78, receive information from heat source 50, transmit information to heat source 50, perform processing of information, communicate to other devices, or any combination of the preceding. For example, network interface 54 receives temperature information or other measurement information 74 associated with the cooking of a food item from the wireless device 14 (and the electronic cookbook 30). Network interface 54 represents any port or connection, real or virtual, (including any suitable hardware and/or software, including protocol conversion and data processing capabilities, to communicate through a LAN, MAN, WAN, or other communication system) that allows heat source system 46 to exchange information with wireless device 14, network 38, network 42, network 78, cooking device system 82, or other components of system 10

[0063] User interface system 56 represents any suitable components that allow a user to provide input to the heat source system 46 and/or that allow the heat source system 46 to provide output (such as a visual output) to the user of heat source system 46. For example, the user interface system 56 may include a touch sensor or a control knob that allows the user to input a desired amount of energy that is to be used by the heat source system 46 to cook a food item. As another example, the user interface system 56 may include light sources that may provide a visual representation of the amount of energy that is currently being used by the heat source system 46 to cook a food item.

[0064] Processor 58 communicatively couples to network interface 54, user interface system

56, and memory unit 62, and controls the operation and administration of heat source system 46 by processing information received from network interface 54, user interface system 56, and memory unit 62. Processor 58 includes any hardware and/or software that operates to control and process information. For example, processor 58 executes a heat source system management application 66 to control the operation of heat source system 46, such as to provide an amount of energy to cook a food item, and to communicate with the wireless device 14 to assist the user in cooking. Processor 58 may be a programmable logic device, a microcontroller, a microprocessor, any suitable processing device, or any combination of the preceding.

[0065] Memory unit 62 stores, either permanently or temporarily, data, operational software, or other information for processor 58. Memory unit 62 includes any one or a combination of volatile or non-volatile local or remote devices suitable for storing information. For example, memory unit 62 may include RAM, ROM, magnetic storage devices, optical storage devices, any other suitable information storage device, or any combination of the preceding. While illustrated as including particular information modules, memory unit 62 may include any suitable information for use in the operation of heat source system 46.

[0066] As illustrated, memory unit 62 includes heat source system management application 66, cooking instructions 70, and measurement information 74. Heat source system management application 66 represents any suitable set of instructions, logic, or code embodied in a computer- readable storage medium and operable to facilitate the operation of heat source system 46.

[0067] Cooking instructions 70 represent any set of instruction(s) that may be utilized by the heat source system 46 to assist the user in cooking. For example, the cooking instructions 70 may be a temperature that a food item is to be cooked at (such as 375° Fahrenheit), a period of time that a food item is to be cooked at a particular temperature (such as 45 minutes at 375° Fahrenheit), a food identifier that is to be added to food item (such as onions), any other information associated with cooking or a cooking recipe, or any combination of the preceding. The cooking instructions 70 may be received by the heat source system 46 from the wireless device 14.

[0068] Measurement information 74 represents any set of measurements associated with a food item in (or adjacent to) the cooking device system 82. For example, the measurement information 74 may be a current temperature associated with the food item (e.g., the current temperature the food item is being cooked at), a weight measurement associated with the food item, an acidity measurement associated with the food item, a measure of the degree to which chemical reactions associated with cooking (such as the Maillard reaction or denaturation of proteins) have occurred during cooking, any other measurement associated with the food item (or the cooking device system 82), or any combination of the preceding. The measurement information 74 may be received by the heat source system 46 from the cooking device system 82.

[0069] Network 78 represents any suitable network operable to facilitate communication between the components of system 10, such as heat source system 46 and cooking device system 82. Network 78 may include any interconnecting system capable of transmitting audio, video, signals, data, messages, or any combination of the preceding. Network 78 may include all or a portion of a PSTN, a public or private data network, a LAN, a MAN, a WAN, a WPAN, a local, regional, or global communication or computer network, such as the Internet, a wireline or wireless network, an enterprise intranet, or any other suitable communication link, including combinations thereof, operable to facilitate communication between the components. Preferable examples of network 78 may include a WPAN, a cellular communication network, an infrared communication network, any other wireless network operable to facilitate communication between the components, or any combination of the preceding. Furthermore, network 78 may be the same type of network as network 38 and/or network 42, or network 78 may be a different type of network than both network 38 and network 42. For example, each of network 38, network 42, and network 78 may be a Bluetooth communication network. As another example, network 78 may be a wired network, network 42 may be a Wi-Fi communication network, and network 38 may be a Bluetooth communication network. Additionally, although network 78, network 42, and network 38 are illustrated as separate networks, network 78 may be the same network as network 38 and/or network 42.

[0070] Cooking device system 82 represents any suitable components that may be used for cooking a food item. The cooking device system 82 may also communicate with the heat source system 46 to assist the user in cooking. Additionally, the cooking device system 82 may further communicate with the wireless device 14 to assist the user in cooking.

[0071] As is illustrated, the cooking device system 82 includes a cooking device 86, measurement sensors 90 (e.g., measurement sensors 90a - 90d), a network interface 94, a processor 98, and a memory unit 102. The cooking device 86 may be any device that may be used in cooking a food item. For example, the cooking device 86 may be a food support platform that may support, hold, or enclose the food item while it is being cooked, such as a pot, a pan, a vessel, a tray, a grill platen, a grate, an oven, a pressure cooker, a rice cooker, a slow cooker, a microwave oven, a toaster oven, an oven, a teapot, any other device that may support, hold, or enclose a food item while it is being cooked, or any combination of the preceding. As another example, the cooking device 86 may be a cooking utensil, such as a spoon, tongs, a spatula, a measurement probe (such as a probe that measures temperature), any other utensil that may be used while cooking a food item, or any combination of the preceding. As is illustrated, the cooking device 86 is a cooking pan. [0072] A measurement sensor 90 (e.g., measurement sensors 90a - 90d) represents any sensor that may measure or sense (or otherwise provide) a measurement associated with a food item. For example, a measurement sensor 90 may be a temperature sensor that measures a temperature of the food item, a temperature adjacent the food item (such as a temperature of a portion of the cooking device 86 or a temperature of the environment inside or adjacent the cooking device 86), a temperature that the food item is being cooked at, any other temperature associated with cooking the food item, or any combination of the preceding. As another example, the measurement sensor 90 may measure volume, weight, moisture, acidity, alkalinity, color, pressure, liquid level, the denaturing of one or more proteins, any other attributes of the food item and/or the cooking device 86, or any combination of the preceding. As a further example, the measurement sensor 90 may be a chemical sensor, an accelerometer to measure a user's physical movement of the food item and/or the cooking device 86, motion sensors or other location sensors to determine if a user and/or the food item is at a particular location, any other type of sensor, or any combination of the preceding.

[0073] All of the measurement sensors 90 may measure or sense the same type of measurement (such as temperature), or one or more of the measurement sensors 90 may measure different types of measurements than the other measurement sensors (e.g., a first set of measurement sensors 90 may measure temperature and a second set of measurement sensors 90 may measure weight and/or liquid level). As is illustrated, the measurement sensors 90 are measurement sensors 90 that measure a temperature of various portions of the cooking device

86. The measurement sensor(s) 90 may be positioned at any location in, on, or adjacent the cooking device system 82 so as to allow the measurement sensor(s) 90 to measure information associated with the food item, and to further allow the measurement sensor(s) to transmit such information to the processor 98. The measurement sensor(s) 90 may be coupled to (or otherwise positioned at) any location in, on, or adjacent the cooking device system 82, and the measurement sensor(s) 90 may be coupled to (or otherwise positioned at) such a location in any manner. As an example, the measurement sensor(s) 90 may be bonded to the location (using an adhesive, for example), connected to the location using a rivet or a clip, positioned in-between two or more materials at the location (such as two or more layers of the material of the cooking device 86), formed integral with a device at the location (such as formed integral with all or a portion of the cooking device 86), coupled to the location in any other manner, or any combination of the preceding.

[0074] As is discussed above, the cooking device system 82 further includes network interface 94, a processor 98, and a memory unit 102. The network interface 94, processor 98, and memory unit 102 may be positioned at any location on, in, or adjacent the cooking device system 82 so as to allow the interface 94 and processor 98 to communicate with the measurement sensor(s) 90, and further communicate with the wireless device 14 and/or heat source system 46. In such an example, the processor 98 may be communicatively coupled (and potentially physically or electrically coupled) to the measurement sensor(s) 90 and/or the wireless device 14 and/or the heat source system 46. As is illustrated, the network interface 94, processor 98, and memory unit 102 are positioned in (or on) the handle of cooking device system 82. In some examples, the positioning of the network interface 94, processor 98, and memory unit 102 may protect these components from excessive heat.

[0075] Network interface 94 represents any suitable device operable to receive information from network 42 and/or network 78, transmit information through network 42 and/or network 78, receive information from measurement sensors 90, transmit information to measurement sensors 90, perform processing of information, communicate to other devices, or any combination of the preceding. For example, network interface 94 receives measurements from measurement sensors 90. As another example, network interface 94 transmits measurement information 74 to heat source system 46. Network interface 94 represents any port or connection, real or virtual, (including any suitable hardware and/or software, including protocol conversion and data processing capabilities, to communicate through a LAN, MAN, WAN, or other communication system) that allows cooking device system 82 to exchange information with wireless device 14, network 38, network 42, heat source system 46, network 78, or other components of system 10.

[0076] Processor 98 communicatively couples to network interface 94 and memory unit 102, and controls the operation and administration of cooking device system 82 by processing information received from network interface 94 and memory unit 102. Processor 98 includes any hardware and/or software that operates to control and process information. For example, processor 98 executes a cooking device system management application 106 to control the operation of cooking device system 82, such as to communicate with the heat source system 46 to assist the user in cooking, or to communicate with the wireless device 14 to assist the user in cooking. Processor 98 may be a programmable logic device, a microcontroller, a microprocessor, any suitable processing device, or any combination of the preceding.

[0077] Memory unit 102 stores, either permanently or temporarily, data, operational software, or other information for processor 98. Memory unit 102 includes any one or a combination of volatile or non-volatile local or remote devices suitable for storing information. For example, memory unit 102 may include RAM, ROM, magnetic storage devices, optical storage devices, any other suitable information storage device, or any combination of the preceding. While illustrated as including particular information modules, memory unit 102 may include any suitable information for use in the operation of cooking device system 82.

[0078] As illustrated, memory unit 102 includes cooking device system management application 106. Cooking device system management application 106 represents any suitable set of instructions, logic, or code embodied in a computer-readable storage medium and operable to facilitate the operation of cooking device system 82.

[0079] In an exemplary embodiment of operation of cooking system 10, a user may desire to cook a food item, such as steak or chili. To do so, the user may utilize their wireless device 14 (such as a mobile phone or tablet). In particular, the user may cause the wireless device 14 to execute the electronic cookbook 30. The user may cause the wireless device 14 to execute electronic cookbook 30 in any manner. For example, the electronic cookbook 30 may be an "app" installed on the wireless device 14. In such an example, the user may cause the wireless device 14 to execute the electronic cookbook 30 by selecting an icon for the electronic cookbook 30 displayed on the wireless device 14.

[0080] Once executed by the wireless device 14, the electronic cookbook 30 may display content associated with cooking. The user may navigate through the electronic cookbook 30 in order to select a particular cooking recipe to be used to cook a food item. The user may navigate through the electronic cookbook 30 in any manner. For example, the user may utilize a search function of the electronic cookbook 30 to search for a particular cooking recipe. As another example, the user may have stored favorite cooking recipes in a particular section of the electronic cookbook 30. In such an example, the user may navigate to that section (such as by clicking on the "favorites" tab in the electronic cookbook 30) in order to select a particular cooking recipe. As a further example, the electronic cookbook 30 may include suggested recipes and/or recipes that have been rated by other users or by celebrity chefs. As another example, the user may scroll through all (or a portion) of the cooking recipes to select a particular recipe.

[0081] Once a particular recipe (such as a recipe for chili, for example) has been selected, the electronic cookbook 30 may display on the wireless device 14 the cooking recipe associated with the selected food item. The electronic cookbook 30 may display the entire cooking recipe on the wireless device 14, or only a portion of the cooking recipe on the wireless device 14. The cooking recipe may include any information that may be utilized in cooking the food item, such as steps (or stages) for preparing the food item, a list of ingredients for the food item, a list of quantities of ingredients for the food item, a list of substitute ingredients for the food item, a list of devices or appliances that may be used to cook the food item (such as a description and/or picture of a particular pot/pan, a description and/or picture of a particular type of appliance (such as an oven or grill) that should be used to cook the food item, etc.), any other information associated with the food item, or any combination of the preceding. The cooking recipe may also include instructional videos associated with cooking the food item and/or pictures associated with ingredients of the food item (such as a picture of an onion, a picture of a diced onion, a picture of what an onion looks like after being caramelized, etc.).

[0082] The electronic cookbook 30 may further include a step-by-step guide for cooking the food item in accordance with the cooking recipe. This step-by-step guide may navigate the user through each step in the cooking process. For example, the cooking recipe for chili may include the following steps: (1) meat is added to the pot and browned at a particular temperature (such as 375°F) for a particular duration of time (such as 10 minutes); (2) onions and or other ingredients are added to the browned meat; (3) this combination of ingredients is cooked at a second particular temperature (such as 300°F) for a second particular duration of time (such as 5 minutes); (4) tomatoes, tomato sauce, and spices are added; (5) this combination of ingredients is cooked at a third particular temperature (such as 2l2°F) for a third particular duration (till the tomato sauce combination is reduced by 1/2); and (6) the entire food item is cooked at a fourth temperature (such as l80°F) for a fourth particular duration of time (such as 4 hours).

[0083] In the step-by-step guide, each of the above example steps for chili may be displayed individually (or individually highlighted in the cooking recipe to identify the current step). For a current step, the wireless device 14 may display information that explains the current step in the cooking recipe, and further explains what the user is supposed to do during that step. Once the step has been completed, the user may be prompted to indicate that the step has been completed, such as by clicking on a "next" button displayed on the wireless device 14. This may allow the user to navigate to the next step. The user may click on a button of the wireless device 14 or the screen of the wireless device 14 to activate such a "next" button. Additionally (or alternatively), the user may click on any other button (or control device) to navigate through the steps (or stages).

[0084] The step-by-step guide may further include additional information associated with cooking the food item. For example, if the first step for cooking chili is to add meat to a cooking device 86 (such as a 5 quart pot), the first step in the step-by-step guide may include pictures of the recommended cooking device 86, pictures of the recommended heat source 50 (such as a burner) that should be used to cook the meat, nutritional information associated with the meat, information about the type of animal that the meat comes from, instructional videos on how to handle the meat, instructional videos and/or other information associated with sanitizing your hands after touching the meat, other information associated with the particular step, or any combination of the preceding.

[0085] Following the selection of a particular cooking recipe (such as chili), the wireless device 14 may prompt the user to select which heat source system 46 and which cooking device system 82 the user will use to cook the food item. The wireless device 14 may prompt the user to select the heat source system 46 and cooking device system 82 by displaying descriptions and/or pictures of various heat source systems 46 and cooking device systems 82 that may be proper for a particular recipe. For example, if the recipe recommends that the user use a burner to cook the chili, the wireless device 14 may prompt the user to select which burner on a grill or stovetop (such as the front left burner of the stovetop) they intend to use to cook the chili. As another example, if the recipe recommends that the user use either a 5 quart pot or a 10 quart pot to cook the chili, the wireless device 14 may prompt the user to select which of the 5 quart pot or a 10 quart pot they intend to use to cook the chili.

[0086] In order to display descriptions and/or pictures of heat source systems 46 and/or cooking device systems 82, the wireless device 14 (and electronic cookbook 30) may receive information about each heat source system 46 and/or cooking device system 82 that is available for use in a particular kitchen. The information may be received in any manner. For example, the heat source systems 46 and cooking device systems 82 may have been pre-registered with the wireless device 14 and the electronic cookbook 30 when the heat source systems 46 and/or cooking device systems 82 are purchased. Such pre-registration may allow the wireless device 14 to know that they are available (e.g., to know that they are available in that particular kitchen). As another example, the wireless device 14 may communicate with the heat source systems 46 and cooking device systems 82 to know that they are available. In such an example, the heat source systems 46 and cooking device systems 82 may broadcast advertisement packets (such as Bluetooth advertisement packets) that advertise the heat source systems 46 and cooking device systems 82. This may allow the wireless device 14 to know which heat source systems 46 and cooking device systems 82 are available in the kitchen. The wireless device 14 may also use the strength of broadcast signals from heat source systems 46 and cooking device systems 82 to determine which are nearby. Wireless device 14 may also use technology such as Near Field Communication (NFC) to determine which heat source systems 46 and cooking device systems 82 are nearby. In some examples, heat source system 46 may use any of the above techniques to discover which cooking device systems 82 are in its vicinity, and may further communicate that information to wireless device 14. In other examples, cooking device system 82 may use any of the above techniques to discover which heat source systems 46 are in its vicinity, and may further communicate that information to wireless device 14.

[0087] Instead of (or in addition to) prompting a user to select which heat source system 46 and cooking device system 82 that will be used to cook the food item, the wireless device 14 may instruct the user to use a particular heat source system 46 and/or cooking device system 82. For example, the wireless device 14 may analyze the cooking recipe to determine what heat source system 46 and cooking device system 82 are acceptable for the recipe. Furthermore, the wireless device 14 may further determine what heat source systems 46 and cooking device systems 82 are available in a kitchen. Based on these determinations, the wireless device 14 may compare the results to determine the best fit for the particular recipe. Additionally, the wireless device 14 may show the user a description and/or picture of which heat source system 46 and/or cooking device system 82 to use.

[0088] The wireless device 14 may also send a signal to the heat source system 46 and/or cooking device system 82 to help the user locate the recommended heat source system 46 and/or cooking device system 82. This signal may cause the recommended heat source system 46 and/or cooking device system 82 to provide an indication (such as a visual indication and/or an audible indication) to the user. To provide the indication, the heat source system 46 and/or cooking device system 82 may include a lighting system that may light up (or blink), a speaker system that may emit the audible sound, any other indication system, or any combination of the preceding. The indication(s) may assist the user in determining which heat source system 46 and/or cooking device system 82 to use.

[0089] Following the selection of a particular heat source system 46, the wireless device 14 may establish a first communication link with the selected heat source system 46. The first communication link, for example, may be with the front left gas burner of a stovetop or may be a common or single communication link through which the communication link is shared among the various burners of a multi-burner stovetop. This communication link may be established over network 38, as is illustrated in FIG. 1B. The wireless device 14 may establish any type of communication link with the heat source system 46, and may establish the communication link in any manner. As an example, the wireless device 14 may establish a WPAN communication link (e.g., a Bluetooth communication link, a Wi-Fi communication link), an infrared communication link, a cellular communication link, any other wireless communication link, or any combination of the preceding. Additionally, the wireless device 14 may establish the communication link in any manner. For example, the wireless device 14 may establish the communication link by sending a request for a communication link to another device, accepting another device's request for a communication link, responding to an advertisement or any other transmittal, sending an advertisement or any other transmittal, any other manner of establishing a communication link, or any combination of the preceding.

[0090] As is illustrated in FIG. 1B, the wireless device 14 establishes a Bluetooth communication link with the heat source system 46. The communication link may be any type of Bluetooth communication link. For example, the communication link may be a 1 : 1 Bluetooth link, where the wireless device 14 operates as the central device, and the heat source system 46 operates as the peripheral device.

[0091] Following the selection of a particular cooking device system 82, the heat source system 46 may establish a second communication link with the selected cooking device system 82. This second communication link may be established over network 78, as is illustrated in FIG. 1B. The heat source system 46 may establish any type of communication link with the cooking device system 82. As an example, the heat source system 46 may establish a WPAN communication link (e.g., a Bluetooth communication link, a Wi-Fi communication link), an infrared communication link, a cellular communication link, any other wireless communication link, a wired communication link (such as when the cooking device system 82 is a cooking pan that is in a physical connection with a heat source system 46 that is a rice cooker or a slow cooker), or any combination of the preceding. Additionally, the heat source system 46 may establish the communication link in any manner. For example, the heat source system 46 may establish the communication link by sending a request for a communication link to another device, accepting another device's request for a communication link, responding to an advertisement or any other transmittal, sending an advertisement or any other transmittal, any other manner of establishing a communication link, or any combination of the preceding.

[0092] The second communication link (in-between the heat source system 46 and the cooking device system 82) may be the same type of communication link as the first communication link (in-between the wireless device 14 and the heat source system 46). For example, both the second communication link and the first communication may be Bluetooth communication links. As another example, the second communication link and the first communication link may be different types of communication links. For example, the second communication link may be a wired communication link and the first communication link may be a Bluetooth communication link or a Wi-Fi communication link.

[0093] As illustrated in FIG. 1B, the second communication link between the heat source system 46 and the cooking device system 82 is a Bluetooth communication link. The second communication link may be any type of Bluetooth communication link, and the second communication link may be established in any way.

[0094] For example, the second communication link may be a communication link where the heat source system 46 receives Bluetooth advertisement packets from the cooking device system 82, and the heat source system 46 then uses the Bluetooth advertisement packets to request Bluetooth scan response packets (or other types of packets) from the cooking device system 82. The heat source system 46 may establish such a second communication link in any manner. For example, the heat source system 46 may establish this communication link based on information received from the wireless device 14. In such an example, the wireless device 14 may obtain the Bluetooth unique identifier for the cooking device system 82 from the Bluetooth advertisement packets broadcasted by the cooking device system 82. The wireless device 14 may then transmit this Bluetooth unique identifier for the cooking device system 82 to the heat source system 46. The heat source system 46 may use this Bluetooth unique identifier to filter out or ignore any other Bluetooth advertisement packets (or other advertisement packets), other than those broadcasted by the cooking device system 82. Additionally, when the heat source system 46 receives a Bluetooth advertisement packet from the cooking device system 82, the heat source system 46 may use an identifier in the Bluetooth advertisement packet to request Bluetooth scan response packets (or other types of packets) from the cooking device system 82.

[0095] In another example, the second communication link may be a communication link where the cooking device system 82 obtains the Bluetooth unique identifier of the heat source system 46, and then the cooking device system 82 may use this Bluetooth unique identifier to send packets (such as scan response packets) directly to the heat source system 46. In such an example, cooking device system 82 may obtain the Bluetooth unique identifier of the heat source system 46 from the wireless device 14. For example, the wireless device 14 may obtain the Bluetooth unique identifier for the heat source system 46 from the Bluetooth advertisement packets broadcasted by the heat source system 46 (or from the 1 : 1 Bluetooth connection with the heat source system 46), and then the wireless device 14 may transmit this Bluetooth unique identifier for the heat source system 46 to the cooking device system 82. The cooking device system 82 may then use this Bluetooth unique identifier to send packets (such as scan response packets) directly to the heat source system 46, for example.

[0096] Following the selection of a particular cooking device system 82, the wireless device 14 may also establish a third communication link with the selected cooking device system 82. This third communication link may be established over network 42, as is illustrated in FIG. 1B. The wireless device 14 may establish any type of communication link with the cooking device system 82. As an example, the wireless device 14 may establish a WPAN communication link (e.g., a Bluetooth communication link, a Wi-Fi communication link), an infrared communication link, a cellular communication link, any other wireless communication link, or any combination of the preceding. Additionally, the wireless device 14 may establish the communication link in any manner. For example, the wireless device 14 may establish the communication link by sending a request for a communication link to another device, accepting another device's request for a communication link, responding to an advertisement or any other transmittal, sending an advertisement or any other transmittal, any other manner of establishing a communication link, or any combination of the preceding.

[0097] The third communication link (in-between the wireless device 14 and the cooking device system 82) may be the same type of communication link as the second communication link (in-between the heat source system 46 and the cooking device system 82) and the first communication link (in-between the wireless device 14 and the heat source system 46). For example, each of the third communication link, the second communication link, and the first communication link may be a Bluetooth communication link. As another example, the third communication link may be a different type of communication link than the second communication link and/or the first communication link. For example, the third communication link may be a Wi-Fi communication link, the second communication link may be a wired communication link, and the first communication link may be a Bluetooth communication link. [0098] As is illustrated in FIG. 1B, the third communication link between the wireless device 14 and the cooking device system 82 is a Bluetooth communication link. The third communication link may be any type of Bluetooth communication link. For example, the third communication link may be a communication link where the wireless device 14 receives Bluetooth advertisement packets from the cooking device system 82, and the wireless device 14 uses the Bluetooth advertisement packets to request Bluetooth scan response packets (or other types of packets) from the cooking device system 82. This may allow the wireless device 14 to receive measurement information 74, and display such measurement information 74 to the user on the display of the wireless device 14. For example, the wireless device 14 may receive an indication of the current temperature associated with the food item, and may display a graphical representation of this current temperature associated with the food item (e.g., a graphical representation of 375°F). Examples of the graphical representations that may be displayed by the wireless device 14 are seen in FIG. 2, and include the current temperature associated with the food item, the amount of energy being provided by the heat source 50, and/or any other information associated with the cooking of the food item. In some examples, the use of

Bluetooth scan request and scan response packets, or similar broadcast packets may obviate the need for the cooking device system 82 and the wireless device 14 to have a 1 : 1 communication link.

[0099] Following the establishment of the first communication link between the wireless device 14 and the heat source system 46, the wireless device 14 may transmit cooking instructions 70 to the heat source system 46. The cooking instructions 70 may include any information associated with cooking the food item. For example, the cooking instructions 70 may include temperatures that a food item is to be cooked at and/or durations of time that the food item is to be cooked at the particular temperatures. Additionally, the cooking instructions 70 may include ingredients that are to be added to food item, steps that are to be performed by a user to cook the food item, any other information associated with cooking the food item, or any combination of the preceding.

[00100] The cooking instructions 70 may include information for an entire recipe, or may include information for only a portion of the recipe. For example, the cooking instructions 70 may only include information for a particular step in a step-by-step guide for cooking a food item. In such an example, when a particular step is finished, additional cooking instructions 70 may be sent to the heat source system 46. These additional cooking instructions 70 may include information for the next step. As another example, the cooking instructions 70 may include information for two or more particular steps in a step-by-step guide for cooking a food. These cooking instructions 70 may also be supplemented with additional cooking instructions 70 (if needed) as the user progresses through the cooking recipe.

[00101] As is illustrated, the cooking instructions 70 include at least an indication of a temperature, and an indication of a duration of time, for at least one of the steps of the cooking recipe. The indication may be data (or other information) that may allow the heat source system 46 to determine the temperature and/or the duration of time. For example, the indication may be the temperature itself (e.g., 375°F) and/or the duration of time itself (e.g., 10 minutes), or it may be a signal or pointer (or any other type of data) that may be used by the heat source system 46 to determine the temperature and/or the duration of time. In the example discussed above with regard to a cooking recipe for chili, the cooking instructions 70 may include information associated with the first step of the cooking recipe (which provides for browning the meat at 375°F for a duration of 10 minutes). As such, the cooking instructions 70 may include an indication of a temperature (e.g., 375°F) and an indication of a duration of time (e.g., 10 minutes) for the first step.

[00102] Although the cooking instructions 70 have been described above as being received from the wireless device 14 through the first communication link, in some examples, the wireless device 14 may utilize an intermediary device to provide the cooking instructions 70. For example, if the first communication link (in-between the wireless device 14 and the heat source system 46) fails (or if a back-up set of the information is desired), the wireless device 14 may send the cooking instructions 70 to the heat source system 46 through the intermediary device (such as another wireless device 14, or the cooking device system 82).

[00103] Based on receiving the cooking instructions 70 (which may include an indication of a 375°F temperature and an indication of a 10 minute duration of time), the heat source system 46 (via the processor 58, for example) may activate the heat source 50, so as to begin providing energy to the cooking device 86 of the cooking device system 82. Alternatively, if the heat source 50 is already activated, the heat source system 46 (via the processor 58, for example) may adjust the amount of energy being provided by the heat source 50 to the cooking device 86.

[00104] The amount of energy provided by the heat source 50 may also be based on the type of cooking device system 82 that is being used to cook the food item. For example, the heat source system 46 may store (or access) a profile associated with the particular cooking device system 82. Such a profile may include a type of cooking device 86 (e.g., a pot), of volume of the cooking device 86 (e.g., 5 quarts), a material type of the cooking device 86 (e.g., copper bottom), any other information associated with the cooking device 86 of the cooking device system 82, or any combination of the preceding. Using this profile, the heat source system 46 may adjust the amount of energy provided to the cooking device 86 by the heat source 50. For example, if the cooking device 86 is made of a material that heats to a higher temperature with a lower amount of energy, the heat source system 46 (via the processor 58, for example) may adjust the amount of energy provided to the cooking device 86 in accordance with such a profile.

[00105] While the heat source 50 is providing energy to the cooking device 86 in accordance with the cooking instructions 70, the heat source system 46 may receive information from the cooking device system 82 that may assist the heat source system 46 in cooking the food item. As is discussed above, the cooking device system 82 may include measurement sensors 90 that may measure or sense (or otherwise provide) a measurement associated with the food item. For example, the measurement sensors 90 may measure a current temperature associated with the food item (such as a current temperature of a food item, a current temperature of a portion of the cooking device 86 adjacent the food item, or a current temperature that the food item is being cooked at). Based on the measurements from the measurement sensors 90, the cooking device system 82 may transmit measurement information 74 to the heat source system 46 using the second communication link.

[00106] The measurement information 74 may include any information that may be measured using the measurement sensors 90. For example the measurement information 74 may include an indication of the current temperature that the food item is being cooked at. This indication may be data (or other information) that may allow the heat source system 46 to determine the current temperature that the food item is being cooked at. For example, the indication may be the current temperature itself (e.g., 375°F) or may be a signal or pointer (or any other type of data) that may be used by the heat source system 46 to determine that the current temperature is 375°F. Additionally (or alternatively), the measurement information may include an indication of the current liquid level of the food item, or an indication of any other measurable information associated with cooking the food item.

[00107] The heat source system 46 may use the measurement information 74 to check (continuously or periodically) the amount of energy being applied to the cooking device 86. For example, if the heat source 50 is providing an amount of energy that is intended to cook the food item at 375°F, but the measurement information 74 indicates that the food is being cooked at a temperature of 350°F, the heat source system 46 may increase the amount of energy being applied to the cooking device 86. As another example, if the heat source 50 is providing an amount of energy that is intended to cook the food item at 375°F, but the measurement information 74 indicates that the food is being cooked at a temperature of 400°F, the heat source system 46 may decrease the amount of energy being applied to the cooking device 86. As a further example, if the heat source system 46 is providing an amount of energy that is intended to cook the food item at 375°F, and the measurement information indicates that the food is being cooked at a temperature of 375°F, the heat source system 46 may allow the heat source 50 to continue to provide the same amount of energy to the cooking device 86. As a further example, if the measurement information 74 indicates that the current cooking temperature is below the intended temperature of 375°F but rising rapidly in such a manner that it is likely to overshoot the intended temperature, the heat source system 46 may decrease the amount of energy provided by the heat source 50. As a further example, the heat source system 46 may make any of a variety of adjustments to the amount of energy provided by the heat source 50 based on the operation of a feedback or feedforward algorithm (for example a PID algorithm) on a series of temperature measurements 74. Example PID algorithms for use in cooking are described in U.S. Patent 8,692,162 entitled "Oven control utilizing data-driven logic", and U.S. Patent No. 8,800,542 entitled "Automatic temperature control device for solid fuel fired food cooker," both of which are incorporated herein by reference. [00108] The heat source system 46 may further use the measurement information 74 to check (continuously or periodically) for potential errors in the cooking process. For example, a user may have positioned the wrong cooking device system 82 on the heat source 50. In such an example, the heat source system 46 may utilize the measurement information 74 and a profile of the correct cooking device system 82 to determine that the wrong cooking device system 82 is currently positioned on the heat source 50. In particular, the profile for the correct cooking device system 82 may indicate that a particular amount of energy (such as a medium-high level) applied to the correct cooking device 86 should cause the food item to be cooked at a particular temperature (such as 375°F). However, if the wrong cooking device system 82 is positioned on the heat source 50, the measurement information 74 received from the correct cooking device system 82 may indicate that the current temperature is too low for the amount of energy being provided by the heat source 50. Based on this, the heat source system 46 may determine that the wrong cooking device system 82 is positioned on the heat source 50. The heat source system 46 may then send an error signal to the wireless device 14, which may alert the user to the error. Such an error correction system may be particularly advantageous when multiple heat sources 50 are being used to apply energy to multiple cooking devices 86 so as to cook multiple different types of food items at similar (or identical) time periods. A heat source 50 could also determine which cooking device system 82 is positioned on top of or in it for cooking purposes by analyzing the strength of any wireless signals coming from the various cooking device systems 82 in vicinity of the heat source 50. Additional details regarding these determinations are discussed below.

[00109] As further examples, the heat source system 46 may be able to use the measurement information 74 to determine that the wrong ingredients have been added to the cooking device system 82 (such as if the acidity of the food item is incorrect), that too much (or too little) of a particular ingredient has been added to the cooking device system 82 (such as if the amount of weight in the cooking device 86 is too high (or too low)), that the cooking device 86 is too full (or too empty), that the food item is boiling (or any other phase change is occurring), that the food item is about to boil over, that the food item has completely boiled away, that the acidity of the food item is incorrect, that the food item is heating improperly, that the food item has reached the desired texture (such as crispy) or doneness, that the lid of the cooking device 86 has been left off of the cooking device 86 (or left on the cooking device 86), any other information associated with an error in the cooking process, or any combination of the preceding.

[00110] As is discussed above, the cooking device system 82 may provide measurement information 74 to the heat source system 46. The cooking device system 82 may provide the measurement information 74 in any manner. For example, the cooking device system 82 may transmit the measurement information 74 using a Bluetooth communication link. To do so, the cooking device system 82 may periodically transmit Bluetooth advertisement packets that may identify the cooking device system 82. When the heat source system 46 receives such a Bluetooth advertisement packet, the heat source system 46 may request additional information from the cooking device system 82. In response to this request, the cooking device system 82 may activate one or more of the measurement sensors 90 so as to begin receiving measurements from the measurement sensors 90. Based on these measurements, the cooking device system 82 may create measurement information 74, and insert this measurement information 74 into a Bluetooth scan response packet (or any other type of Bluetooth packet). The measurement information 74 may be added into any suitable field in the Bluetooth scan response packet, such as a special field reserved for manufacturer-specific advertising data. The Bluetooth scan response packet may then be broadcast (or otherwise sent) to the heat source system 46 that requested the additional information. In some examples, each time a Bluetooth scan response packet is constructed, the most current measurement information 74 may be embedded in the Bluetooth scan response packet.

[00111] Typically, a Bluetooth scan response packet is a packet used by a peripheral device to provide more information than fits in a Bluetooth advertisement packet. This additional information may tell a device examining the advertisement and scan response packets about the services the peripheral provides, the name of the peripheral, and related information the receiver of the advertisement packet might want to know to determine whether it wants to connect with the peripheral. Unlike traditional Bluetooth scan response packets (whose content is always the same), the Bluetooth scan response packets created by the cooking device system 82 may have content that changes in-between successive Bluetooth scan response packets, as each Bluetooth scan response packet may include the most current measurement information 74 (which can change over time). Additional information regarding advertisement packets and/or scan response packets (or scanning packets) is discussed in the following documents, all of which are incorporated herein by reference: U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2013/0003630 entitled "Connection Setup for Low Energy Wireless Networks Based on Scan Window and Scan Interval Estimation"; LT.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2014/0321321 entitled "Method and Technical Equipment for Short Range Data Transmission"; LT.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2015/0172391 entitled "Method, Apparatus, and Computer Program Product for Network Discovery"; LT.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2015/0172902 entitled "Method, Apparatus, and Computer Program Product for Service Discovery in Wireless Short-Range Communication "; LT.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2016/0029149 entitled "Low Power Consumption Short Range Wireless Communication System"; U.S. Patent No. 6,795,421 entitled "Short-Range RF Access Point Design Enabling Services to Master and Slave Mobile Devices"; U.S. Patent No. 7,602,754 entitled "Short-Range RF Access Point Design Enabling Services to Master and Slave Mobile Devices"; U.S. Patent No. 8,588,688 entitled "Non-Networked Messaging"; U.S. Patent No. 8,737,917 entitled "Method and System for a Dual-Mode Bluetooth Low Energy Device"; U.S. Patent No. 8,817,717 entitled "Concurrent Background Spectral Scanning for Bluetooth Packets While Receiving WLAN Packets"; U.S. Patent No. 9,185,652 entitled "Bluetooth Low Energy Module Systems and Methods"; U.S. Patent No. 9,258,695 entitled "Method, Apparatus, and Computer Program Product for Service Discovery in Short- Range Communication Environment"; U.S. Patent No. 9,357,342 entitled "Short-Range Wireless Controller Filtering and Reporting"; U.S. Patent No. 9,414,217 entitled "Method and Technical Equipment for Short Range Data Transmission"; U.S. Patent No. 9,456,295 entitled "Method and Apparatus for Receiving Content Based on Status of Terminal"; U.S. Patent No. 9,538,356 entitled "Method and Apparatus for Bluetooth-Based General Service Discovery"; and U.S. Patent No. 9,544,755 entitled "Method, Apparatus, and Computer Program Product for Non- Scannable Device Discovery".

[00112] In some examples, these steps may allow the cooking device system 82 to conserve its power source (such as a battery), allowing the power source to last longer. For example, by utilizing Bluetooth scan response packets to transmit information, in some examples, the cooking device system 82 may be able to transmit current measurement information 74 (e.g., current temperature data) without the computational and battery-life-limiting overhead associated with establishing and maintaining a formal Bluetooth connection. As another example, the cooking device system 82 may only utilize its measurement sensors 90 when additional information is requested. This may allow the measurement sensors 90 to remain dormant for long periods of time (such as when the cooking device system 82 is not being used at all), and reduce the amount of energy being used by the cooking device system 82. In other examples, the cooking device system 82 may constantly be using its measurement sensors 90 or using its measurement sensors 90 during a period when the user turns on the cooking device system 82 (such as by pressing a power button). In such examples, the cooking device system 82 may transmit measurement information 74 any time the measurement sensors 90 are activated, or only when the measurement information 74 is requested.

[00113] Although the steps discussed above have been described in relation to a Bluetooth communication link, such steps (or similar steps) may be performed for any other communication link, such as any other WPAN communication link (e.g., Bluetooth low power, Bluetooth 5, ANT+, Zigbee (IEEE 802.15.4), other IEEE 802.15 protocols, IEEE 802.11 A, B or G without limitation, or Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11)), a cellular communication link, an infrared communication link, any other wireless communication link, any other communication link, or any combination of the preceding. Additionally, although the measurement information 74 has been described above as being sent to the heat source system 46 (using the second communication link), the measurement information 74 may also be sent to the wireless device 14 (using the third communication link). In such examples, the wireless device 14 may request the additional information after also receiving an advertisement packet (as is discussed above). By receiving the measurement information 74, the wireless device 14 may be able to display the information included in the measurement information 74 (such as the current temperature associated with the food item) to the user. The wireless device 14 may also be able to provide this information to the heat source system 46 if the second communication link (in-between the heat source system 46 and the cooking device system 82) fails (or if a back-up set of the information is desired), and/or the heat source system 46 may be able to provide this information to the wireless device 14 if the third communication link (in-between the wireless device 14 and the cooking device system 82) fails (or if a back-up set of the information is desired).

[00114] While the heat source 50 is providing energy to the cooking device 86 in accordance with the cooking instructions 70, the heat source system 46 may further keep track of the amount of time that the energy has been provided to the cooking device 86. This may allow the heat source system 46 to cook the food item at a particular temperature for a particular amount of time. For example, as is discussed above, the cooking instructions 70 may indicate that the food item is to be cooked at 375° for 10 minutes. In such an example, the heat source system 46 may keep track of the amount of time that it has been providing energy to the cooking device 86 for that particular step. When the duration of time has elapsed (or when the duration of time is close to lapsing, such as five minutes before lapsing, two minutes before lapsing, and/or one minute before lapsing), the heat source system 46 may send a signal to the wireless device 14 indicating that the duration of time has lapsed (or that the duration of time is close to lapsing). This may cause the wireless device 14 to alert the user, such as by making an audible sound, vibrating, texting the user, calling the user, or any other manner of alerting the user. The alert may inform the user that it is time to move to the next step (or that it is almost time to move to the next step).

[00115] Additionally (or alternatively), the wireless device 14 may also keep track of the time that has elapsed for that particular step. As such, the wireless device 14 may be able to alert the user of the time even without receiving a signal from the heat source system 46. Furthermore, the wireless device 14 may also provide a continuous countdown (or periodic updates) of the time left in the duration of time (such as 2 minutes and 30 seconds left till the next step).

[00116] When a step of the cooking recipe has been completed (such as when the first step of browning meat at 375°F for 10 minutes, has been completed), the wireless device 14 may move to the next step. This movement to the next step (such as step two of the cooking recipe) may cause the wireless device 14 to display the next step to the user. Alternatively, if more than one step is already being displayed by the wireless device, such movement to the next step may cause the next step to be highlighted in some manner on the display to indicate that the next step is now the current step. The movement to the next step may also cause the wireless device 14 to transmit new cooking instructions 70 to the heat source system 46. The new cooking instructions 70 may include information associated with the new step. Alternatively, if the heat source system 46 already has access to all (or more than one set) of the cooking instructions 70 for the cooking recipe, the wireless device 14 may send an instruction to the heat source system 46 to move to the next step in the cooking instructions 70.

[00117] As is discussed above with regard to the chili example, the next step (e.g., step 2) may include the user adding onions and other ingredients. In such an example, the new cooking instructions 70 may include information that indicates that the heat source system 46 should continue to provide the same cooking temperature (e.g., 375°F) for a duration of time (e.g., 5 minutes) to allow the user time to add the onions and other ingredients.

[00118] When this next step has been completed by the user, the user may indicate to the wireless device 14 that the step has been completed, such as by clicking the "next" button in the electronic cookbook 30. Additionally (or alternatively), the heat source system 46 may attempt to determine when the step has been completed. For example, the heat source system 46 may have stored information that indicates that the addition of ingredients to the food item should cause a sudden change in the current temperature associated with the food item. In such an example, after the ingredients have been added, the heat source system 46 may receive measurement information 74 that indicates that the current temperature associated with the food item has suddenly changed in a manner that is consistent with the addition of the ingredients. Based on this, the heat source system 46 may transmit a signal to the wireless device 14, indicating that the step has been completed. This may prevent the user from having to manually indicate that the step has been completed.

[00119] Alternatively, if the user has incorrectly indicated that the step has been completed, the heat source system 46 may be able to determine that this indication is incorrect. For example, if the heat source system 46 does not receive measurement information 74 that indicates, for example, a sudden change in the current temperature that the food item is being cooked at consistent with the addition of ingredients, the heat source system 46 may be able to determine that the ingredients have not been added. As such, the heat source system 46 may transmit an error message to the wireless device 14, which may cause the wireless device 14 to alert the user to the error.

[00120] Following the completion of the step (such as the completion of step 2, where onions and other ingredients were added to the food item), the wireless device 14 may move to the next step. Similar to the previous steps, such movement may cause the next step to be displayed to the user, and may further cause new cooking instructions 70 to be transmitted to the heat source system 46. As is discussed above with regard to the chili example, the next step (e.g., step 3) may include cooking the combination of ingredients at 300°F for a duration of 5 minutes. In such an example, the new cooking instructions 70 may include the particular temperature (e.g., 300°F) and the particular duration of time (e.g., 5 minutes).

[00121] In such an example, the heat source system 46 may reduce the amount of energy provided to the cooking device 86 in accordance with the cooking instructions 70, thereby causing the food item to be cooked at the lower temperature of 300°F. Similar to the steps discussed above, the heat source system 46 may continue to receive measurement information 74 from the cooking device system 82, thereby allowing the heat source system 46 to check the amount of energy being provided to the cooking device 86. Additionally, the heat source system 46 may also keep track of the amount of time that has elapsed in the current step.

[00122] The activities performed by the components of the cooking system 10 (discussed above) may continue for each of the steps of the cooking recipe. Once all of the steps of the cooking recipe have been completed (e.g., when the user indicates in the electronic cookbook 30 that all steps have been completed), the wireless device 14 may transmit final cooking instructions 70 to the heat source system 46. The final cooking instructions 70 may include instructions to the heat source system 46 to shut down all energy being provided to the cooking device 86. Therefore, when all steps of the cooking recipe have been completed, the wireless device 14 may cause the heat source system 46 to automatically shut down the heat source 50, which may prevent the user from having to manually shut off the heat source 50 (or to remember to shut off the heat source 50).

[00123] Modifications, additions, and/or substitutions may be made to the cooking system 10, the components of the cooking system 10, and/or the functions of the cooking system 10 without departing from the scope of the specification. For example, the cooking system 10 may include one or more (or all) of the components, functionalities, and/or abilities described (and/or claimed) in U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2016/0051078 entitled "Automated Cooking Control Via Enhanced Cooking Equipment," which is incorporated herein by reference.

[00124] As is discussed above, one or more of the components of a cooking system may be able to check (continuously or periodically) for potential errors in the cooking process. Such errors may include any type of error in the cooking process. As examples, such an error may include a user utilizing the wrong cooking device system 82 in the cooking process (e.g., utilizing a pot instead of a frying pan), a user utilizing the wrong heat source system 46 (e.g., utilizing an oven instead of a stove top), a user utilizing the wrong heat source 50 of a heat source system 46 (e.g., utilizing the front right burner of a stove top instead of the front left burner of the stove top), a user improperly positioning a cooking device system 82 in or on a heat source 50 (e.g., positioning the pot half on the burner and half off the burner), any other error, or any combination of the preceding.

[00125] Such errors may arise in the cooking process due to the number of options available to a user while cooking. For example, during the cooking process, a user may have access to multiple different types of cooking device systems 82 (or cooking devices 86), such as multiple pans that each have a different shape, capacity, material type, and/or cooking purpose. In such examples, the user may accidentally utilize a cooking device system 82 (or cooking device 86) that may be unsuitable (or undesirable) for a particular step in the cooking process. As another example, the cooking process may involve using multiple cooking device systems 82 (or cooking devices 86) simultaneously. As an example of this, the cooking process may involve simultaneously cooking an entree in a first cooking device system 82 (e.g., a frying pan) and a side dish or sauce in a second cooking device system 82 (e.g., a pot). In such an example, the user may accidentally utilize the first cooking device system 82 in steps that were supposed to be performed using the second cooking device system 92 (e.g., the user may accidentally attempt to cook the sauce in the frying pan instead of the pot). As another example, the kitchen may include multiple heat source systems 46 and/or a heat source system 46 with multiple heat sources 50. As an example of this, a heat source system 46 in the kitchen may be a stove top with multiple burners. In such an example, the user may accidentally position the cooking device system 82 on the wrong burner (e.g., a burner that is not activated or a burner that is providing the wrong amount of heat).

[00126] FIG. 9 illustrates an example cooking system 200 that may assist a user in cooking a food item (such as a steak or chili) by checking for potential errors in the cooking process. As is illustrated, the cooking system 200 includes a wireless device 14 (such as a mobile phone or tablet) that may check for potential errors in the cooking process. For example, the wireless device 14 may check that a user is utilizing the correct cooking device 82 during the cooking process.

[00127] The wireless device 14 may be substantially similar to the wireless device 14 of

FIGS. 1A-1B. For example, the wireless device 14 may be a laptop, a mobile telephone or cellular telephone (such as a Smartphone), an electronic notebook, a tablet (such as an iPad), a personal digital assistant, a video projection device, any other device capable of receiving, processing, storing, and/or communicating information with other components of system 200 and/or system 10, or any combination of the preceding. Furthermore, as illustrated, wireless device 14 includes a network interface 18, a processor 22 (that executes an electronic cookbook

30), and a memory unit 26. Further details regarding each these components is discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1A-1B.

[00128] As is illustrated, the cooking system 200 further includes a cooking device system 82 in communication with the wireless device 14 via network 42. Network 42 may be substantially similar to network 42 of FIGS. 1A-1B. Furthermore, cooking device system 82 may be substantially similar to cooking device system 82 of FIGS. 1 A-1B. For example, the cooking device system 82 may include a cooking device 86 (e.g., a pot, a pan, a vessel, a spoon, tongs, a spatula, etc.), a network interface 94, a processor 98 (that executes cooking device system management application 106, and a memory unit 102). As is illustrated, the cooking device system 82 does not include measurement sensors 90; however, in some examples, the cooking device system 82 does include one or more measurement sensors 90. Further details regarding each these components is discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1 A-1B. [00129] According to the illustrated example, the cooking device system 82 further includes one or more motion sensors 204. A motion sensor 204 represents any sensor that may sense a motion associated with the cooking device system 82. For example, the motion sensor 204 may be an accelerometer. The motion sensor 204 may be a two-dimensional motion sensor, or a three-dimensional motion sensor. The motion sensor 204 may sense motion in any direction and/or may sense a rotation (or other movement) about any coordinate axis. In addition to sensing a motion, the motion sensor 204 may transmit an indication of the sensed motion to the processor 22. For example, if the motion sensor 204 senses a tap on the handle of the cooking device 86, the motion sensor 204 may transmit an indication of that tap to the processor 98 and/or the processor 22. The indication of the sensed motion may be any information that identifies (or allows a processor to identify) the sensed motion.

[00130] The cooking device system 82 may include any number of motion sensors 204. For example, the cooking device system 82 may include one motion sensor 204, two motion sensors 204, three motion sensors 204, or any other number of motion sensors 204. In some examples, it may be preferable for the cooking device system 82 to include multiple motion sensors 204, so as to assist in sensing motion in any direction and sensing rotation (or other movement) about any coordinate axis.

[00131] Each motion sensor 204 may sense a different type of motion. For example, a first motion sensor 204 may sense an up-and-down movement while the second motion sensor 204 may sense a left and right movement. Alternatively, one or more motion sensors 204 may sense the same type of motion. This may allow the detected motion of a first motion sensor 204 to be compared to a detected motion of a second motion sensor 204, so as to determine whether one of the motion sensors 204 falsely detected motion.

[00132] The motion sensor(s) 204 may be positioned at (and coupled at) any location in or on the cooking device system 82 (or the cooking device 86) so as to allow the motion sensor(s) 204 to sense motion, and to further allow the motion sensor(s) 204 to transmit such information to the processor 98. As an example, the motion sensor(s) 204 may be coupled to a base of cooking device 86. As another example, the motion sensor(s) 204 may be coupled to the handle (in the interior and/or on the exterior) of the cooking device 86. As is illustrated, the motion sensor(s) 204 are coupled in the interior of the handle of the cooking device 86.

[00133] As is discussed above, the cooking device system 82 may further include one or more network interfaces 94, one or more processors 98, and one or more memory units 102. The network interface 94, processor 98, and memory unit 102 may be positioned at (and coupled at) any location on or in the cooking device system 82 so as to allow the network interface 94 and processor 98 to communicate with the motion sensor(s) 204, and further communicate with other elements of the system 200, such as the wireless device 14. According to the illustrated example, the network interface 94, processor 98, and memory unit 102 are positioned in (or on) the handle of the cooking device 86. Such a positioning may, in some examples, protect these components from excessive heat. As further examples, one or more of the network interface 94, processor 98, and/or memory unit 102 may be integrated with the motion sensor(s) 204, or the cooking device system 82 may only include the motion sensor(s) 204 (as opposed to the other components). In such examples, the motion sensor(s) 204 may be able to communicate directly (via a wireless or wired link) with other elements of the system 200, such as the wireless device 14.

[00134] In examples where the cooking device system 82 includes more than one handle, the motion sensors 204, network interface 94, processor 98, and/or memory unit 102 may be distributed between two or more of the handles, but may remain in power and signal communication. Alternatively, none of the elements may be positioned on or in the handles. Instead, they may be positioned on or in other locations of the cooking device system 82.

[00135] Although described as being included on or in the cooking device 86, the motion sensors 204, network interface 94, processor 98, and/or memory unit 102 may be removable from the cooking device 86 (e.g., removable from the handle of the cooking device 86). This may allow one or more of these elements to be removed from a current cooking device 86 and subsequently coupled to a different cooking device 86. Thus, one set of motion sensors 204, network interface 94, processor 98, and/or memory unit 102 may be re-useable on multiple cooking devices 86. [00136] Furthermore, when the handle includes the motion sensors 204, network interface 94, processor 98, and/or memory unit 102, the entire handle (including all of its elements) may be removed from the cooking device 86. This may allow the handle (and all of its elements) to be removed from a current cooking device 86 and subsequently coupled to a different cooking device 86. Thus, a single handle may be re-useable on (and interchangeable with) multiple cooking devices 86. As an example, a handle may originally be coupled to a pot, but may be removed and coupled to a pan. As another example, a handle may originally be coupled to a spatula, but may be removed and coupled to a knife, or even a pan.

[00137] In an exemplary embodiment of operation of cooking system 200, a user may desire to cook a food item, such as steak or chili. To do so, the user may utilize their wireless device 14 and electronic cookbook 30 to select a particular recipe to cook, as is discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1 A-1B.

[00138] Following (or during) selection of the recipe, the wireless device 14 may determine an identity of a cooking device system 82 to be used to cook the food item. The wireless device 14 may determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 in any manner. As an example, the wireless device 14 may determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 by receiving a selection from a user (via the electronic cookbook 30, for example) of the cooking device system 82 the user intends to use, as is discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1A-1B. As another example, the wireless device 14 may determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 by the wireless device 14 automatically selecting the particular cooking device system 82 (based on the cooking recipe, for example) to be used for cooking the food item, and then instructing the user to use that particular cooking device system 82, as is also discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1A-1B. As a further example, the wireless device 14 may determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 by the user activating (e.g., pressing a power button) a particular cooking device system 82 to be used for cooking the food item, causing the cooking device system 82 to broadcast packets (or other information) to the wireless device 14.

[00139] Following the selection of a particular cooking device system 82, the wireless device 14 may establish a communication link with the selected cooking device system 82, as is discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1 A-1B. This communication link may be established over network 42, as is illustrated in FIG. 1B.

[00140] Following the establishment of the communication link, the wireless device 14 may receive information from the cooking device system 82 that may allow the wireless device 14 to check for potential errors in the cooking process. As an example of this, the wireless device 14 may utilize the received information to determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is currently being used in the cooking process. A cooking device system 82 may be currently being used in the cooking process when the correct cooking device system 82 is currently being used in the cooking process. For example, if a particular 10 quart pot was selected as the cooking device system 82 to cook chili, the cooking device system 82 may be currently being used in the cooking process when that particular 10 quart pot is being used to cook chili. Similarly, the cooking device system 82 may not be currently being used in the cooking process when a different pot (e.g., a 5 quart pot, a 50 quart pot, or even a different but seemingly identical 10 quart pot) is being used in one or more steps of the chili recipe. This may occur when, for example, the user has accidentally started making the chili with the different pot. If the cooking device system 82 is not currently being used in the cooking process, the wireless device 14 may transmit a warning message to the user.

[00141] The information transmitted to the wireless device 14 may be motion information associated with the cooking device system 82. For example, the information may be an indication of one or more motions detected by the motion sensor(s) 204 of the cooking device system 82. The motion sensor(s) 204 may detect any type of motion associated with the cooking device system 82. For example, the motion sensor(s) 204 may detect the cooking device system 82 being moved (up, down, left, right, etc.), being set down on a surface, being picked up from a surface, being bumped, being shifted, being tilted, any other movement of the cooking device system 82, or any combination of the preceding. As another example, the motion sensor(s) 204 may detect food items being added to the cooking device system 82 (e.g., food being dropped or poured into a pot), vibrations associated with the stirring of contents in the cooking device system 82, any other movement inside of or on the cooking device system 82, or any combination of the preceding. As a further example, the motion sensor(s) 204 may detect that there is no current movement of the cooking device system 82, or that there is no current movement inside of or on the cooking device system 82.

[00142] Following detection of one or more motions, the cooking device system 82 may transmit an indication of the detected motion(s) to the wireless device 14, as is illustrated by indication 208. This indication may be data (or other information) that may allow the wireless device 14 to determine the detected motion(s). For example, the indication may be data that indicates that a motion that has occurred (e.g., yes, no), data that indicates the type of motion that has occurred (e.g., upward movement), data that indicates how long a particular motion has occurred (e.g., 2 second), data that indicates any other information associated with a motion (or a detected lack of motion), or any combination of the preceding. The indication may be the data itself (e.g., data that expressly identifies the movement as upward movement), or it may be a signal or pointer (or any other type of data) that may be used by the wireless device 14 to determine information about the motion (e.g., a pointer that causes the processor 22 to look up stored data in order to determine that the cooking device system 82 moved upward).

[00143] The cooking device system 82 may transmit an indication of a detected motion at any time and for any reason. For example, the cooking device system 82 may transmit an indication of a motion any time a motion is detected, in accordance with a schedule (e.g., every five seconds, every third detected motion), whenever it is prompted (e.g., whenever the cooking device system 82 receives a request for the data), any other time, or any combination of the preceding.

[00144] Following transmittal of the indication of the detected motion, the processor 22 of the wireless device 14 may receive the indication and may determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is currently being used in the cooking process based on the indication. The processor 22 may determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is currently being used in the cooking process in any manner. For example, the processor 22 may compare the received indication to the information included in the electronic cookbook 30 in order to make this determination.

[00145] As an example of this, if the received indication indicates that there is no detected movement associated the cooking device system 82, but the current stage in the cooking recipe indicates that there should be detected movement (e.g., the contents of the cooking device system 82 should be being stirred, the cooking device system 82 should be being moved to a stove, food items should be being added to the cooking device system 82), the processor 22 may determine that the cooking device system 82 is not currently being used in the cooking process. This error may be the result of the user accidentally using the wrong pot during the cooking process. For example, this error may be the result of the user accidentally stirring the contents of an entirely different pot (instead of the cooking device system 82), the user accidentally moving an entirely different pot (instead of the cooking device system 82) to the stove, the user accidentally adding food items to an entirely different pot (instead of the cooking device system 82). Alternatively, if the received indication indicates that there is a detected movement associated the cooking device system 82, and the current stage in the cooking recipe indicates that there should be detected movement, the processor 22 may determine that the cooking device system 82 is currently being used in the cooking process.

[00146] Furthermore, the processor 22 may determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is currently being used in the cooking process based on indications received from entirely different cooking device systems 82. For example, although a particular cooking device system 82 (e.g., a particular 10 quart pot) has been selected to be used to cook chili, the user may have started making chili with an entirely different cooking device system 82 (e.g., a 5 quart pot, a 50 quart pot, or even a different but seemingly identical 10 quart pot). In such an example, the entirely different cooking device system 82 (e.g., the 5 quart pot) may transmit an indication of a detected motion to the wireless device 14, and this indication may be used to make the determination. As an example of this, if a particular cooking device system 82 (e.g., a particular 10 quart pot) has been selected to be used to cook chili, but the wireless device 14 receives an indication of detected motion from an entirely different cooking device system 82 (e.g., the 5 quart pot), the processor 22 may determine that the particular cooking device system 82 (e.g., the particular 10 quart pot) is not currently being used in the cooking process.

[00147] Additionally, such a determination may be made even when multiple cooking device systems 82 are simultaneously being used in the cooking process. For example, a user may be cooking two different food items (such as chicken and a sauce). In such an example, a frying pan may have been selected as the cooking device system 82 to cook the chicken, and a 5 quart pot may be been selected as the cooking device system 82 to cook the sauce. In this example, both the frying pan and the 5 quart pot may send indications of a detected motion to the processor 22 of the wireless device 14, and the processor 22 may use one or more of these indications to determine whether or not the correct cooking device systems 82 are currently being used in the cooking process.

[00148] As an example of this, the current stage in the cooking recipe may indicate that there should be detected movement from the frying pan, but not the 5 quart pot. In such an example, if the wireless device 14 receives an indication that there is no detected movement from the frying pan, but there is detected movement from the 5 quart pan, the processor 22 may determine that the cooking device systems 82 are not currently being used in the cooking process. This error may be the result of the user accidentally using the wrong cooking device systems 82 during a particular stage in the cooking recipe. For example, this error may be caused by the user accidentally adding the chicken to the 5 quart pan (instead of the frying pan), or the user accidentally stirring the sauce of the 5 quart pan (instead of flipping the chicken in the frying pan), or the user accidentally moving the 5 quart pan off of the heat source 50 (instead of moving the frying pan off of the heat source 50). Alternatively, if the wireless device 14 receives an indication that there is detected movement from the frying pan, and there is no detected movement from the 5 quart pan, the processor 22 may determine that the cooking device systems 82 are currently being used in the cooking process.

[00149] Following a determination by the processor 22 that the cooking device system 82 is currently being used in the cooking process, the processor 22 may take no further action with regard to the determination. Instead, the processor 22 may continue to receive subsequent indications and may continue to make subsequent determinations regarding whether or not the cooking device systems 82 is currently being used in the cooking process. Such steps may continue until the cooking process is complete, or until the user turns off this determination process.

[00150] Alternatively, following a determination by the processor 22 that the cooking device system 82 is not currently being used in the cooking process, the processor 22 may transmit an indication of an error in the cooking process. The processor 22 may transmit the indication of the error in the cooking process for display to a user. For example, a message informing the user of an error in the cooking process may be transmitted for display on the screen of the wireless device 14, or it may be transmitted for display on any other screen (e.g., a display built into an appliance, such as a FPD on a refrigerator or oven). The indication of the error may include any amount of information about the error. For example, the indication may include information that indicates that an error has occurred (e.g., "error"), information that indicates the type of error that has occurred (e.g., a message stating that the wrong pot is being used), information that indicates what caused the error message (e.g., a message stating that the pot A was supposed to be moved, but pot B was moved instead), any other information about the error, or any combination of the preceding. The indication of the error may be a graphical message (e.g., a message displayed on the screen of the wireless device 14), an audible sound (e.g., a beeping noise warning the user), a mechanical message (e.g., a vibration of the wireless device 14), any other type of indication or manner of alerting the user, or any combination of the preceding.

[00151] In some examples, the processor 22 may additionally (or alternatively) transmit the indication of the error in the cooking process to the cooking device system 82. Such an indication may cause the cooking device system 82 to attempt to warn the user of the error. For example, the cooking device system 82 may generate an audible sound (e.g., a beeping noise warning the user), a mechanical message (e.g., a vibration of the cooking device system 82), a visual message (e.g., a warning light on the cooking device system 82 may turn on or blink), any other type of indication or manner of alerting the user, or any combination of the preceding.

[00152] In some examples, the processor 22 may additionally (or alternatively) transmit the indication of the error in the cooking process to the heat source system 46. Such an indication may cause the heat source system 46 to attempt to warn the user of the error. For example, the heat source system 46 may generate an audible sound (e.g., a beeping noise warning the user), a mechanical message (e.g., a vibration of the heat source system 46), a visual message (e.g., a warning light on the heat source system 46 may turn on or blink), any other type of indication or manner of alerting the user, or any combination of the preceding. Furthermore, in some examples, the indication may cause the heat source system 46 to turn off one or more of the heat sources 50, adjust the amount of energy being provided by one or more of the heat sources 50, modify the cooking process in any other way, or any combination of the preceding.

[00153] Following the transmittal of the indication of the error in the cooking process, the user may attempt to correct the error. For example, the user may identify the correct cooking device system 82, and may begin using that correct cooking device system 82 in the cooking process. Alternatively, the user may determine that the indication of the error is incorrect. For example, the user may have deliberately moved a cooking device system 82 off of a heat source 50 to prematurely terminate the cooking process (e.g., if the user wanted their steak cooked to a rare as opposed to the medium-rare). In such an example, the indication of the error may be displayed on the screen of the wireless device 14, and the wireless device 14 may request a confirmation from the user that the user intended to remove the cooking device system 82 early (e.g., the user may press a disregard button). If the wireless device 14 does not receive the confirmation, the wireless device 14 may send a subsequent indication of the error, may send a new indication advising the user to move the cooking device system 82 back to the heat source 50, may cause the heat source system 46 to de-energize the heat source 50, may move to a new step in the cooking process (e.g., energize the vacant heat source 50 to a new level, so as to cook another selected food item), may move the entire cooking system 200 to a manual cooking mode, may perform any other action, or any combination of the preceding.

[00154] Furthermore, following the transmittal to the indication of the error in the cooking process, the processor 22 may continue to receive subsequent indications and may continue to make subsequent determinations regarding whether or not the cooking device systems 82 is currently being used in the cooking process. Such steps may continue until the cooking process is complete, or until the user turns off this determination process.

[00155] Modifications, additions, and/or substitutions may be made to the cooking system 200, the components of the cooking system 200, and/or the functions of the cooking system 200 without departing from the scope of the specification. For example, the example process discussed above with regard to cooking system 200 may include more steps or less steps, and/or the steps may be performed in a different sequence. [00156] Additionally, the cooking system 200 may begin its process of determining whether or not an error has occurred in the cooking process, at any time and for any reason. For example, the process of determining whether or not an error has occurred in the cooking process may begin when a user selects or starts a recipe in the electronic cookbook 30, or when the user indicates that they have started a recipe in manual mode (e.g., where indication of such is received when a knob, switch or button of the heat source system 46 or cooking device system 82 is activated), or when the user activates the determination process (e.g., in the electronic cookbook 30), or at any other time. Furthermore, the cooking system 200 may continue to make subsequent determinations regarding errors in the cooking process any time a new cooking stage (or step) begins, any time a new indication of detected information is received (e.g., when a new movement of the cooking device system 82 is detected), at random times during the cooking process, at pre-scheduled times during the cooking process (e.g., every 1 minute, every 5 minutes), or at any other time. In some examples, it may be preferable to always verify where a cooking device system 82 has been placed before any cooking stage begins, and to continue to verify the correct placement during all cooking stages, including verifying that it is not been inadvertently placed on an energized heat source 50 when cooking has ended.

[00157] As another example, the cooking system 200 may include one or more (or all) of the components, functionalities, and/or abilities discussed above with regard to cooking system 10 and FIGS. 1 A-B. As a further example, the cooking system 200 may not include one or more of the components, functionalities, and/or abilities discussed above with regard to cooking system 10 and FIGS. 1A-B.

[00158] Furthermore, although the processor 22 of the wireless device 14 has been described as performing the steps discussed above, any other processor may perform one or more of the steps discussed above, in some examples. For example, the processor 98 of the cooking device system 82 may determine whether or not it is currently being used in cooking process, and may transmit an indication of an error in the cooking process (e.g., to the user, to the wireless device 14, etc.). As another example, the processor 58 of the heat source system 46 (discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1A-1B) may determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 (e.g., via communications with the wireless device 14 and/or the cooking device system 82), may receive indications of the detected motion(s), may determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is currently being used in cooking process, and may transmit an indication of an error in the cooking process (e.g., to the user, to the wireless device 14, etc.). The processor that performs the above described steps may be embedded in the wireless device 14, cooking device system 82, or heat source system 46. Alternatively, the processor may be temporarily docked with (or otherwise physically connected to) the wireless device 14, cooking device system 82, or heat source system 46, allowing it to be removed and docked with a different device. Also, the processor may be embedded or docked with an intermediary device that is in communication (wirelessly or wired) with the wireless device 14, cooking device system 82, or heat source system 46.

[00159] Additionally, although the determination regarding the cooking device system 82 has been described above as being made based on motion(s) detected by motion sensor(s) 204, the determination may be made based on any other type of information detected by any other type of sensor. For example, the cooking device system 82 may include pressure sensors that detect pressure applied by a user. In such an example, the pressure sensors may be coupled on or in the handle of the cooking device system 82, and may detect when the handle of the cooking device system 82 has been grasped by a user. Then, the determination regarding whether or not the cooking device system 82 is currently being used in the cooking process may be made based on indications of the detected pressure. As an example of this, if the received indication indicates that there is no pressure on the handle of the cooking device system 82, but the current stage in the cooking recipe indicates that the user should be moving the cooking device system 82 to a burner (or off a burner), the processor 22 may determine that the cooking device system 82 is not currently being used in cooking process.

[00160] As another example, the cooking device system 82 may include one or more temperature sensors that detect a temperature associated with a food item, as is discussed above with regard to measurement sensors 90. In such an example, the temperature sensor(s) 90 may detect when the cooking device system 82 (or a food item in the cooking device system 82) is being heated. Then, the determination regarding whether or not the cooking device system 82 is currently being used in the cooking process may be made based on indications of the detected temperature. As an example of this, if the received indication indicates that there is no increase in temperature associated with the food item, but the current stage in the cooking recipe indicates that the cooking device system 82 should be receiving heat from a stove top burner (or vice versa), the processor 22 may determine that the cooking device system 82 is not currently being used in cooking process. This may occur, in some examples, when the cooking device system 82 has been accidentally positioned on an inactive burner, or the wrong cooking device system 82 has been positioned on the active burner.

[00161] As another example of this, the indications of temperature received from temperature sensors 90 in a cooking device system 82 may be used in conjunction with indications of temperature received from the heat source system 46. For example, a heat source 50 may be set to heat a cooking device system 82 to 375°F. This temperature may then be communicated to the wireless device 14. However, if subsequent indications of temperature from the cooking device system 82 do not indicate a temperature consistent with the set temperature (e.g., the cooking device system 82 is at room temperature, the cooking device system 82 is at 320°F), processor 22 may determine that the cooking device system 82 is not currently being used in cooking process. This may occur, in some examples, when the cooking device system 82 has been accidentally positioned on the wrong burner (e.g., a burner with a lower heat level), or when the cooking device system 82 was not positioned on any burner (e.g., the user accidentally put the unselected 10 quart pot on the burner instead of the selected 5 quart pot). Such an error correction system may be particularly advantageous when multiple heat sources 50 are being used to apply energy to multiple cooking devices systems 82 so as to cook multiple different types of food items at similar (or identical) time periods.

[00162] As a further example of this, these indications of temperature may be used in conjunction with a profile of the cooking device system 82 to determine whether the cooking device system 82 is currently being used in the cooking process. For example, a stored profile for the selected cooking device system 82 may indicate that a particular amount of energy (such as a medium-high level of energy) applied to the cooking device system 82 should cause the food item to be cooked at a particular temperature (such as 375°F). In such an example, if the heat source 50 is turned to medium-high level, but the temperature sensors in the cooking device system 82 are indicating a temperature of only 320°F (as opposed to 375°F), the processor 22 may determine that the cooking device system 82 is not currently being used in cooking process. This may occur, in some examples, when the cooking device system 82 has been accidentally positioned on the wrong burner (e.g., a burner with a lower heat level), or the wireless device 14 is receiving temperature indications from the wrong cooking device system 82 (e.g., the wrong cooking device system 82 was positioned on the burner, and is now providing indications to the wireless device). Such an error correction system may also be particularly advantageous when multiple heat sources 50 are being used to apply energy to multiple cooking devices systems 82 so as to cook multiple different types of food items at similar (or identical) time periods.

[00163] As another example, the cooking device system 82 may include one or more other measurement sensors 90, such as electromagnetic radiation sensors (e.g., electromagnetic pick up coils) that detect electromagnetic radiation being emitted by a heat source 50, such as an induction burner. These electromagnetic radiation sensors may be positioned in the handle of the cooking device system 82, the bottom of the cooking device 86, or any other location in the cooking device system 82. Furthermore, the electromagnetic radiation sensors may detect when the cooking device system 82 is positioned on a heat source 50 that it providing an amount of energy (i.e., electromagnetic radiation). Then, the determination regarding whether or not the cooking device system 82 is currently being used in the cooking process may be made based on indications of the detected electromagnetic radiation. As an example of this, if the received indication indicates that electromagnetic radiation has not been detected (e.g., the pot has not been positioned on an active induction burner), but the current stage in the cooking recipe indicates that the cooking device system 82 should be being heated by an active induction burner (or vice versa), the processor 22 may determine that the cooking device system 82 is not currently being used in cooking process. This may occur, in some examples, when the cooking device system 82 has been accidentally positioned on an inactive burner, or the wrong cooking device system 82 has been positioned on the active burner.

[00164] As a further example, the cooking device system 82 may include one or more other measurement sensors 90, such as NFC sensors or radio frequency identification (RFID) sensors that detect one or more wireless signals (e.g., Bluetooth signals) being transmitted from (or adjacent) a heat source 50. In such an example, one or more (or all of the) heat sources 50 may each have NFC transmitters or RFID transmitters that broadcast (or otherwise communicate) one or more wireless signals that may be detected by the sensors in the cooking device system 82. The range of the transmitters may be short so that a sensor may only pick up the wireless signal when the cooking device system 82 is positioned on (or in) a heat source 50, in some examples. Furthermore, the transmitters may only communicate the wireless signal when the heat source 50 is activated, in some examples. In such examples, the determination regarding whether or not the cooking device system 82 is currently being used in the cooking process may be made based on indications of the detected wireless signals. As an example of this, if the received indication indicates that a wireless signal has not been detected (e.g., the pot has not been positioned on an active burner), but the current stage in the cooking recipe indicates that the cooking device system 82 should be being heated by an active burner (or vice versa), the processor 22 may determine that the cooking device system 82 is not currently being used in cooking process. This may occur, in some examples, when the cooking device system 82 has been accidentally positioned on an inactive burner, or the wrong cooking device system 82 has been positioned on the active burner.

[00165] Additionally, although cooking system 200 has been described above as determining whether or not a particular type of error has occurred (e.g., whether or not the cooking device system 82 is currently being used in the cooking process), the cooking system 200 is not limited to that type of error. Instead, the cooking system 200 may make determinations regarding any type of error in the cooking process. For example, the cooking device system 200 may determine whether a user is performing an incorrect action with regard to the cooking device system 82. As an example of this, based on the indications of detected motion (or other indication discussed above), the cooking device system 200 may determine that the user should be stirring the contents of the cooking device system 82 (e.g., based on a comparison with the cooking recipe), or that the user is stirring the contents too hard or too soft (e.g., based on a comparison with the cooking recipe). As another example of this, based on the indications of detected motion (or other indications discussed above), the cooking device system 200 may determine that the user has skipped a step in the cooking process, forgotten a step, or mistakenly marked a step as complete. As an example of this, if the user has indicated in the electronic cookbook 30 that the user has removed the cooking device system 82 from the heat source 50, but no motion was ever detected by the motion sensors 204 of the cooking device system 82, the cooking system 200 may determine that an error has occurred and may notify the user.

[00166] As is discussed above, cooking system 200 may allow errors to be detected in the cooking process. This error detection process may be as simple and transparent to the cook or user as possible. In some examples, it may be as simple as the user picking up a pan, thereby allowing the identity of the pan to be determined, as is discussed above.

[00167] FIG. 10 illustrates another example cooking system 300 that may assist a user in cooking a food item (such as a steak or chili) by checking for potential errors in the cooking process. As is illustrated, the cooking system 300 includes a wireless device 14 (such as a mobile phone or tablet) that may check for potential errors in the cooking process. For example, the wireless device 14 may check whether or not a user has properly positioned a cooking device system 82 with regard to a heat source 50 of a heat source system 46.

[00168] The wireless device 14 may be substantially similar to the wireless device 14 of

FIGS. 1 A-1B and 9. For example, the wireless device 14 may be a laptop, a mobile telephone or cellular telephone (such as a Smartphone), an electronic notebook, a tablet (such as an iPad), a personal digital assistant, a video projection device, any other device capable of receiving, processing, storing, and/or communicating information with other components of system 300, system 200, and/or system 10, or any combination of the preceding. Furthermore, as illustrated, wireless device 14 includes a network interface 18, a processor 22 (that executes an electronic cookbook 30), and a memory unit 26. Further details regarding each these components is discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1 A-1B and 9.

[00169] The cooking system 300 may further include a cooking device system 82 (illustrated in FIGS. 1 A-1B and 9) in communication with the wireless device 14 via network 42 (illustrated in FIGS. 1A-1B). Network 42 may be substantially similar to network 42 of FIGS. 1A-1B. Furthermore, cooking device system 82 may be substantially similar to cooking device system 82 of FIGS. 1A-1B and 9. For example, as is illustrated, the cooking device system 82 may include a cooking device 86 (e.g., a pot, a pan, a vessel, a spoon, tongs, a spatula, etc.), a network interface 94, a processor 98 (that executes cooking device system management application 106, and a memory unit 102). Further details regarding each these components is discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1A-1B and 9.

[00170] As is illustrated, the cooking system 300 further includes a heat source system 46 in communication with the wireless device 14 via network 38. Network 38 may be substantially similar to network 38 of FIGS. 1A-1B. Furthermore, heat source system 46 may be substantially similar to heat source system 46 of FIGS. 1A-1B. For example, as is illustrated, the heat source system 46 may include one or more heat sources 50 (e.g., a burner, a resistive heating element, a heat lamp, an oven, a microwave, a stove top, a range, a grill, etc.), a network interface 54, a user interface system 56, a processor 58 (that executes heat source system management application 66), and a memory unit 62. Further details regarding each these components is discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1A-1B. As is illustrated, the heat source system 46 is a stove top that includes 4 heat sources 50 (e.g., burners). The heat source system 46, however, may include any other number of heat source 50.

[00171] According to the illustrated example, the heat source system 46 further includes one or more measurement sensors 304 (e.g., measurement sensors 304a - 304d). A measurement sensor 304 represents any sensor that may measure or detect information associated with a heat source system 46 in order to assist the cooking system 300 in checking for potential errors in the cooking process.

[00172] For example, the measurement sensor 304 may be a weight sensor (e.g., a pressure gauge, a strain gauge) that can detect a force or weight applied to a heat source system 46. In such an example, the measurement sensor 304 may detect a weight of a cooking device system 82 positioned on a particular heat source 50, or detect that a force has been applied to a particular heat source 50 due to the placement of cooking device system 82 on a particular heat source 50. In addition to detecting the force or weight, the measurement sensor 304 may transmit an indication of the detected force or weight to the processor 58 of the heat source system and/or the processor 22 of the wireless device 14.

[00173] As another example, the measurement sensor 304 may be a NFC sensor or an RFID sensor that may detect one or more wireless signals (e.g., Bluetooth signals) being transmitted from a cooking device system 82. In such an example, the cooking device systems 82 may each have NFC transmitters or RFID transmitters that broadcast (or otherwise communicate) one or more wireless signals that may be detected by the measurement sensors 304 in the heat source system 46. The range of the transmitters may be short so that a measurement sensor 304 may only pick up the wireless signal when the cooking device system 82 is positioned on (or in) a heat source 50, in some examples. In addition to detecting the wireless signal, the measurement sensor 304 may transmit an indication of the detected signal to the processor 58 of the heat source system and/or the processor 22 of the wireless device 14.

[00174] As another example, the measurement sensor 304 may be a motion sensor that may detect a motion associated with a heat source 50. For example, the measurement sensor 304 may be an accelerometer. In some examples, the measurement sensor 304 may be substantially similar to the motion sensor 204 discussed above with regard to FIG. 9. The measurement sensor(s) 304 may detect motion associated with a cooking device system 82 being positioned on a particular heat source 50 or being removed from a particular heat source 50. As a further example, the measurement sensor(s) 304 may detect that there is no current movement associated with the heat source system 46. In addition to detecting a motion, the measurement sensor 304 may transmit an indication of the detected motion to the processor 58 of the heat source system and/or the processor 22 of the wireless device 14.

[00175] The heat source system 46 may include any number of measurement sensors 304. For example, the heat source system 46 may include one measurement sensor 304, two measurement sensors 304, three measurement sensors 304, or any other number of measurement sensors 304.

In some examples, the heat source system 46 may include at least one measurement sensor 304 for each heat source 50 included in the heat source system 46. For example, when the heat source system 46 includes four heat sources 50, the heat source may include at least four measurement sensors 304.

[00176] The measurement sensor(s) 304 may be positioned at (and coupled at) any location in or on the heat source system 46 so as to allow the measurement sensor(s) 304 to measure or detect information associated with a heat source system 46. As an example, the measurement sensor(s) 304 may be positioned at (or near) one or more comers of a surface of the heat source system 46 (such as the corners of the stove top surface of a stove top heat source system), as is illustrated in FIG. 10. As another example, the measurement sensor(s) 304 may be positioned at (or near) one or more sides (or edges) of a surface of the heat source system 46 (such as the sides of the stove top surface of a stove top heat source system). As a further example, the measurement sensor(s) 304 may be positioned at (or near) one or more heat sources 50 of the heat source system 46 (such as the burners of the stove top surface of a stove top heat source system).

[00177] The measurement sensor(s) 304 may be positioned in or on (and coupled to) any surface of the heat source system 46 so as to allow the measurement sensor(s) 304 to measure or detect information associated with a heat source system 46. As an example, the measurement sensor(s) 304 may be positioned at a location in-between the top surface of the heat source system 46 and the support structure of the heat source system 46 (such as in-between the top platen of a stove top and the base structure of the stove top). Such a positioning may allow the measurement sensor(s) 304 (such as pressure gauges) to detect the weight of a pan positioned on the top platen of the stove top (or on a burner of the stove top), in some examples. As another example, the measurement sensor(s) 304 may be positioned at a location on the top surface of the heat source system 46 (such as on the top platen of a stove top). Such a positioning may allow the measurements sensor(s) 304 (such as a NFC receiver) to detect a wireless signal without the signal having to pass through the material of the top platen, in some examples. As a further example, the measurement sensor(s) 304 may be positioned at a location in the top surface (or other surface) of the heat source system 46 (such as in the top platen of a stove top). Such a positioning may allow the measurements sensor(s) 304 (such as an accelerometer) to detect motion of the platen, and may further provide thermal protection to the measurement sensors 304.

[00178] As is discussed above, the heat source system 46 may include one or more network interfaces 54, one or more user interface systems 56, one or more processors 58, and one or more memory units 62. The network interface 54, user interface system 56, processor 58, and memory unit 62 may be positioned at (and coupled at) any location on or in the heat source system 46 so as to allow the network interface 54 and processor 58 to communicate with the measurement sensor(s) 304, and further communicate with other elements of the system 300, such as the wireless device 14. In some examples, one or more of the network interface 54, processor 58, and/or memory unit 62 may be integrated with the measurement sensor(s) 304, or the heat source system 46 may only include the measurement sensor(s) 304 (as opposed to the other components). In such examples, the measurement sensor(s) 304 may be able to communicate directly (via a wireless or wired link) with other elements of the system 300, such as the wireless device 14.

[00179] In an exemplary embodiment of operation of cooking system 300, a user may desire to cook a food item, such as steak or chili. To do so, the user may utilize their wireless device 14 and electronic cookbook 30 to select a particular recipe to cook, as is discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1 A-1B.

[00180] Following (or during) selection of the recipe, the wireless device 14 may determine an identity of a cooking device system 82 to be used to cook the food item. The wireless device 14 may determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 in any manner. Examples of this determination are discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1A-1B and 9. Following determination of the identity of the cooking device system 82, the wireless device 14 may utilize this identity in any way. For example, the wireless device 14 may utilize the identity in order to establish a communication link with the cooking device system 82, as is discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1A-1B. As another example, the wireless device 14 may utilize the identity in order to retrieve additional information about the cooking device system 82. For example, the wireless device 14 may store (or access) a profile associated with the particular cooking device system 82, and may use the profile to check for potential errors in the cooking process. Such a profile may include a type of cooking device 86 (e.g., a pot), a volume of the cooking device 86 (e.g., 5 quarts), a material type of the cooking device 86 (e.g., copper bottom), any other information associated with the cooking device 86 of the cooking device system 82, or any combination of the preceding.

[00181] Also, following (or during) selection of the recipe, the wireless device 14 may determine an identity of a heat source 50 (or heat source system 46) to be used to cook the food item. The wireless device 14 may determine the identity of the heat source 50 in any manner. As an example, the wireless device 14 may determine the identity of the heat source 50 by receiving a selection from a user (via the electronic cookbook 30, for example) of the heat source 50 the user intends to use, as is discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1A-1B. As an example of this, the user may utilize the electronic cookbook 30 to select the front right burner of a stove top for the cooking process. As another example, the wireless device 14 may determine the identity of the heat source 50 by the wireless device 14 automatically selecting the particular heat source 50 (based on the cooking recipe, for example) to be used for cooking the food item, and then instructing the user to use that particular heat source 50, as is also discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1A-1B. As a further example, the wireless device 14 may determine the identity of the heat source 50 by the user activating a particular heat source 50 (e.g., turning a burner knob) to be used for cooking the food item, causing the heat source system 46 to broadcast packets to the wireless device 14. These packets may identify the heat source 50 that has been turned on.

[00182] Following the determination of the identity of the heat source 50, the wireless device 14 may establish a communication link with the heat source system 46 that includes the heat source 50, as is discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1A-1B. This communication link may be established over network 38, as is illustrated in FIG. 1B.

[00183] Following the establishment of the communication link, the wireless device 14 may receive information from the heat source system 46 that may allow the wireless device 14 to check for potential errors in the cooking process. As an example of this, the wireless device 14 may utilize the received information to determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. A cooking device system 82 may be positioned properly with regard to a heat source 50 when the correct cooking device system 82 is positioned on (or in) the correct heat source 50, in some examples. For example, if a 10 quart pot was selected as the cooking device system 82 and the front left burner of a stove top was selected as the heat source 50, the cooking device system 82 may be positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50 when that particular 10 quart pot is positioned on the front left burner of the stove top. Similarly, the cooking device system 82 may not be positioned properly with regard to a heat source 50 when that particular 10 quart pot is positioned on a different burner of the stove top, when it is positioned on the correct burner (e.g., the front left burner) but it is positioned incorrectly (e.g., it is positioned half on and half off of the burner), or when it is positioned in an entirely different heat source system 46 (e.g., positioned in the oven). Likewise, the cooking device system 82 may not be positioned properly with regard to a heat source 50 when an entirely different cooking device system 82 (e.g., a 20 quart pot, or a seemingly identical but different 10 quart pot) is positioned on the correct burner. If the cooking device system 82 is not positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50, the wireless device 14 may transmit a warning message to the user.

[00184] The information transmitted to the wireless device 14 may be an indication of information detected by the measurements sensors 304, as is illustrated by indication 308. For example, when the measurement sensors 304 are weight sensors, the measurement sensor(s) 304 may detect the weight of a cooking device system 82 positioned on a particular heat source 50, and may transmit an indication about this detected weight. The indication may be data (or other information) that may allow the wireless device 14 to determine the detected information. For example, if the measurements sensor(s) 304 detected the weight of a pot on a particular burner, the indication may be data that indicates that a weight has been detected (e.g., yes, no), data that provides additional information about the weight (e.g., 15 pounds), data that provide additional information about the heat source (e.g., weight detected at the front left burner, 15 pounds detected at the front left burner), data that indicates any other information associated with a detected weight (or a detected lack of weight), or any combination of the preceding.

[00185] The indication may be the data itself (e.g., data that expressly identifies the amount of weight), or it may be a signal or pointer (or any other type of data) that may be used by the wireless device 14 to determine information about the detection (e.g., a pointer that causes the processor 22 to look up stored data in order to determine that weight was detected at the front left burner).

[00186] The heat source system 46 may transmit an indication of detected information (e.g., a detect weight) at any time and for any reason. For example, the heat source system 46 may transmit an indication of a detected weight any time a weight or other force is detected, in accordance with a schedule (e.g., every five seconds, every third detected weight), any time the detection changes (e.g., when the detected weight changes from 15 pounds to zero pounds, indicating that the pot has been removed), whenever it is prompted (e.g., whenever the cheat source system 46 receives a request for the data), any other time, or any combination of the preceding.

[00187] Following transmittal of the indication of the detected information, the processor 22 of the wireless device 14 may receive the indication and may determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50 based on the indication. The processor 22 may determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50 in any manner. For example, the processor 22 may first determine where a cooking device system 82 is positioned, and may then utilize this determination in order to determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50.

[00188] The processor 22 may determine where a cooking device system 82 is positioned in any manner. For example, when a cooking device system 82 is positioned on the heat source system 46, only a single measurement sensor 304 may detect the weight (or other information) of the cooking device system 82. In such an example, because the processor 22 receives an indication from only a single measurement sensor 304 (e.g., the measurement sensor 304 positioned adjacent the front left burner), the processor 22 may use this single indication to determine that the cooking device system 82 is positioned on the heat source 50 adjacent that particular measurement sensor 304 (e.g., the cooking device system 82 is positioned on the front left burner).

[00189] As another example, multiple measurement sensors 304 may detect the weight (or other information) of the cooking device system 82. In such an example, the processor 22 may compare indications received from each measurement sensor 304 in order to determine where the cooking device system is positioned. For example, when a cooking device system 82 is positioned on the front left burner, a first weight may be detected by a measurement sensor 304 positioned adjacent the front left burner, a slightly lighter weight may be detected by a measurement sensor 304 positioned adjacent the back left burner, and even lighter weights may be detected by the measurements sensors 304 positioned adjacent the front right burner and the back right burner. The processor 22 may receive indications of all of these detected weights, and may determine that the cooking device system 82 is positioned on the front left burner based on the heaviest weight detection (e.g., the detection made by the measurement sensor 304 positioned adjacent the front left burner).

[00190] Following a determination of where a cooking device system 82 is positioned, the processor 22 may utilize this determination in order to determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. This determination may be made in any manner.

[00191] As an example, the processor 22 may compare the determined position of the cooking device system 82 to the identity of the selected heat source 50 (e.g., the heat source 50 selected for the cooking process) in order to determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. As an example of this, if the front left burner was identified as the selected heat source 50, but the cooking device system 82 is determined to be positioned on the front right burner (as opposed to the front left burner), the processor 22 may determine that the cooking device system 82 is not positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. Alternatively, if the front left burner is identified as the selected heat source 50, and the cooking device system 82 is determined to be positioned on the front left burner, the processor 22 may determine that the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50.

[00192] As another example, the processor 22 may also utilize a profile for the identified cooking device system 82 (e.g., the cooking device system 82 selected for the cooking process) in order to determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. As is discussed above, the processor 22 may store (or access) a profile for cooking device systems 82. Using these profiles, the processor 22 may be able to determine an expected weight associated with a cooking device system 82. For example, if a 10 quart pot was identified as the cooking device system 82 to be used in the cooking process, the processor 22 may utilize this identification to access the profile for the 10 quart pot and determine its weight. If this profile indicates that the minimum weight of the 10 quart pot is 10 pounds (when empty, for example), but none of the measurement sensors 304 have detected a weight of 10 pounds, the processor 22 may determine that the cooking device system 82 (e.g., the 10 quart pot weighing 10 pounds) is not positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. Instead, a different cooking device system 82 (e.g., a 5 quart pot weighing 5 pounds) may have been accidentally positioned on the heat source 50. Alternatively, if the front left burner is identified as the selected heat source 50, and a 10 pound weight is detected by the measurement sensor 304 adjacent the front left burner, the processor 22 may determine that the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50.

[00193] Such a determination may also be made even when multiple cooking device systems 82 and multiple heat sources 50 are simultaneously being used in the cooking process. For example, a user may be cooking two different food items (e.g., chicken and a sauce). In such an example, a frying pan may have been selected as the cooking device system 82 to be used to cook the chicken and the front left burner may have been selected as the heat source 50 to be used to cook the chicken, while a 10 quart pot may have been selected as the cooking device system 82 to be used to cook the sauce and the back right burner may have been selected as the heat source 50 to be used to cook the sauce. The selected frying pan may have a 5 pound minimum weight while the selected 10 quart pot may have a 10 pound minimum weight. In such an example, if the measurement sensor 304 adjacent the front left burner detects a 5 pound weight (which is consistent with the selected frying pan), and the measurement sensor 304 adjacent the back right burner detects a 10 pound weight (which is consistent with the selected 10 quart pot), the processor 22 may utilize these indications of detected weight (along with the identified profiles) to determine that each cooking device systems 82 is positioned properly with regard to its respective heat source 50. That is, the frying pan is correctly positioned on the front left burner and the 10 quart pot is correctly positioned on the back right burner. On the other hand, if different measurement sensors 304 detect these weights (or other weights), the processor 22 may utilize these indications of detected weight (along with the identified profiles) to determine that one or more of these cooking device systems 82 is not positioned properly with regard to its respective heat source 50. That is, the frying pan may be incorrectly positioned on the back right burner, or incorrectly positioned on any other burner other than the front left burner. [00194] Furthermore, the processor 22 may also utilize additional information from the electronic cookbook 30 in order to make its determination. For example, if the user is cooking a particular recipe (such as chicken), the electronic cookbook 30 may include weight information for each ingredient. The processor 22 may utilize this information along with the weight information of the selected cooking device system 82 in order to determine a more accurate weight (at each stage of the recipe, for example). This may allow the processor 22 to more accurately determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50 (at each stage of the recipe, for example). For example, if the total weight of the correct cooking device system 82 and its ingredients is 12 pounds, but the measurement sensor 304 detects a weight of 15 pounds, the processor 22 may determine that the wrong cooking device system 82 may be being used.

[00195] Following a determination by the processor 22 that the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50, the processor 22 may take no further action with regard to the determination. Instead, the processor 22 may continue to receive subsequent indications and may continue to make subsequent determinations regarding whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. Such steps may continue until the cooking process is complete, or until the user turns off this determination process.

[00196] Alternatively, following a determination by the processor 22 that the cooking device system 82 is not positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50, the processor 22 may transmit an indication of an error in the cooking process. The processor 22 may transmit the indication of the error in the cooking process for display to a user. For example, a message informing the user of an error in the cooking process may be transmitted for display on the screen of the wireless device 14, or it may be transmitted for display on any other screen (e.g., a display built into an appliance, such as a FPD on a refrigerator or oven). The indication of the error may include any amount of information about the error. For example, the indication may include information that indicates that an error has occurred (e.g., "error"), information that indicates the type of error that has occurred (e.g., the pot is on the wrong burner), information that indicates what caused the error message (e.g., a message stating that the pot A was supposed to be placed on burner A, but pot B was placed on burner A instead), any other information about the error, or any combination of the preceding. The indication of the error may be a graphical message (e.g., a message displayed on the screen of the wireless device 14), an audible sound (e.g., a beeping noise warning the user), a mechanical message (e.g., a vibration of the wireless device 14), any other type of indication or manner of alerting the user, or any combination of the preceding.

[00197] In some examples, the processor 22 may additionally (or alternatively) transmit the indication of the error in the cooking process to the cooking device system 82. Such an indication may cause the cooking device system 82 to attempt to warn the user of the error. For example, the cooking device system 82 may generate an audible sound (e.g., a beeping noise warning the user), a mechanical message (e.g., a vibration of the cooking device system 82), a visual message (e.g., a warning light on the cooking device system 82 may turn on or blink), any other type of indication or manner of alerting the user, or any combination of the preceding.

[00198] In some examples, the processor 22 may additionally (or alternatively) transmit the indication of the error in the cooking process to the heat source system 46. Such an indication may cause the heat source system 46 to attempt to warn the user of the error. For example, the heat source system 46 may generate an audible sound (e.g., a beeping noise warning the user), a mechanical message (e.g., a vibration of the heat source system 46), a visual message (e.g., a warning light on the heat source system 46 may turn on or blink), any other type of indication or manner of alerting the user, or any combination of the preceding. Furthermore, in some examples, the indication may cause the heat source system 46 to turn off one or more of the heat sources 50, adjust the amount of energy being provided by one or more of the heat sources 50, modify the cooking process in any other way, or any combination of the preceding. As an example of this, if a cooking pot was supposed to be positioned on the front right burner, but it was accidentally positioned on the front left burner, the heat source system 46 may turn off the front right burner and turn on the front left burner (thereby fixing the accident). Additionally, an indication of this change may be transmitted to the wireless device 14, causing the recipe instructions to be updated based on the new heat source 50. [00199] Following the transmittal of the indication of the error in the cooking process, the user (or the heat source system 46) may attempt to correct the error. For example, the user may identify the correct cooking device system 82 (or the correct heat source 50), and may begin using that correct cooking device system 82 (or the correct heat source 50) in the cooking process. Alternatively, the user may determine that the indication of the error is incorrect. For example, the user may have deliberately moved a cooking device system 82 off of a heat source 50 to prematurely terminate the cooking process (e.g., if the user wanted their steak cooked to a rare as opposed to the medium-rare). In such an example, the indication of the error may be displayed on the screen of the wireless device 14, and the wireless device 14 may request a confirmation from the user that the user intended to remove the cooking device system 82 early (e.g., the user may press a disregard button). If the wireless device 14 does not receive the confirmation, the wireless device 14 may send a subsequent indication of the error, may send a new indication advising the user to move the cooking device system 82 back to the heat source 50, may cause the heat source system 46 to de-energize the heat source 50, may move to a new step in the cooking process (e.g., energize the vacant heat source 50 to a new level, so as to cook another selected food item), may move the entire cooking system 300 to a manual cooking mode, may perform any other action, or any combination of the preceding.

[00200] Furthermore, following the transmittal to the indication of the error in the cooking process, the processor 22 may continue to receive subsequent indications and may continue to make subsequent determinations regarding whether or not the cooking device systems 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. Such steps may continue until the cooking process is complete, or until the user turns off this determination process.

[00201] Modifications, additions, and/or substitutions may be made to the cooking system 300, the components of the cooking system 300, and/or the functions of the cooking system 300 without departing from the scope of the specification. For example, the example process discussed above with regard to cooking system 300 may include more steps or less steps, and/or the steps may be performed in a different sequence.

[00202] Additionally, the cooking system 300 may begin its process of determining whether or not an error has occurred in the cooking process, at any time and for any reason. For example, the process of determining whether or not an error has occurred in the cooking process may begin when a user selects or starts a recipe in the electronic cookbook 30, or when the user indicates that they have started a recipe in manual mode (e.g., where indication of such is received when a knob, switch or button of the heat source system 46 or cooking device system 82 is activated), or when the user activates the determination process (e.g., in the electronic cookbook 30), or at any other time. Furthermore, the cooking system 300 may continue to make subsequent determinations regarding errors in the cooking process any time a new cooking stage (or step) begins, any time a new indication of detected information is received (e.g., when a new weight is detected on the heat source system 46), at random times during the cooking process, at pre-scheduled times during the cooking process (e.g., every 1 minute, every 5 minutes), or at any other time. In some examples, it may be preferable to always verify where a cooking device system 82 has been placed before any cooking stage begins, and to continue to verify the correct placement during all cooking stages, including verifying that it is not been inadvertently placed on an energized heat source 50 when cooking has ended.

[00203] As another example, the cooking system 300 may include one or more (or all) of the components, functionalities, and/or abilities discussed above with regard to cooking system 10 and FIGS. 1 A-B. As a further example, the cooking system 300 may not include one or more of the components, functionalities, and/or abilities discussed above with regard to cooking system 10 and FIGS. 1A-B.

[00204] Additionally, the cooking system 300 may include one or more (or all) of the components, functionalities, and/or abilities discussed above with regard to cooking system 200 and FIG. 9. For example, cooking system 300 may further include a cooking device system 82 that includes one or more motion sensors 204 (or other sensors discussed above with regard to cooking system 200 and FIG. 9). These motion sensors 204 may assist the cooking system 300 in determining whether or not an error has occurred in the cooking process. For example, movement detected by the motion sensors 204 in a cooking device system 82 (or any other information detected by sensors in the cooking device system 82) may be used in conjunction with information detected by the measurement sensors 304 in a heat source system 46 to determine whether an error has occurred in the cooking process. As an example of this, if a particular cooking device system 82 (e.g., a 10 quart pot) is picked up, moved to the heat source system 46, positioned on a particular heat source 50, and then left on the particular heat source 50, the wireless device 14 may receive indications from the motion sensors 204 in the cooking device system 82 and the measurements sensors 304 in the heat source system 46 consistent with each of these actions. This may allow the wireless device 14 to further determine if and when an error occurs.

[00205] As an example, a cooking step in the electronic cookbook 30 may indicate that a particular 10 quart pot is to be positioned on the front right burner of a stove top. However, if the wireless device 14 receives indications that (1) a frying pan is being moved, (2) that weight has been detected on the front right burner, and (3) that the frying pan has now stopped moving, the processor 22 of the wireless device 14 may determine that the frying pan is positioned on the front right burner, not the 10 quart pot. Additionally, if the processor 22 receives indications that (1) the 10 quart pot is being moved, (2) that weight has been detected on the front left burner, and (3) that the 10 quart pot has now stopped moving, the wireless device 14 may determine that the 10 quart pot is positioned on the front left burner, not the front right burner.

[00206] Furthermore, although the processor 22 of the wireless device 14 has been described as performing the steps discussed above, any other processor may perform one or more of the steps discussed above, in some examples. For example, the processor 98 of the cooking device system 82 may determine the identity of the heat source 50 (e.g., via communications with the wireless device 14 and/or the heat source system 46), may receive indications of the detected information, may determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50, and may transmit an indication of an error in the cooking process (e.g., to the user, to the wireless device 14, etc.). As another example, the processor 58 of the heat source system 46 (discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1A-1B) may determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 (e.g., via communications with the wireless device 14 and/or the cooking device system 82), may determine the identity of the heat source 50, may receive indications of the detected information, may determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50, and may transmit an indication of an error in the cooking process (e.g., to the user, to the wireless device 14, etc.). The processor that performs the above described steps may be embedded in the wireless device 14, cooking device system 82, or heat source system 46. Alternatively, the processor may be temporarily docked with (or otherwise physically connected to) the wireless device 14, cooking device system 82, or heat source system 46, allowing it to be removed and docked with a different device. Also, the processor may be embedded or docked with an intermediary device that is in communication (wirelessly or wired) with the wireless device 14, cooking device system 82, or heat source system 46.

[00207] Additionally, although the determination regarding the cooking device system 82 has been described above as being made based on weight and/or force detected by measurement sensor(s) 304, the determination may be made based on any other type of information detected by any other type of sensor. For example, as is discussed above, the measurement sensor(s) 304 may be one or more NFC sensors or RFID sensors that detect one or more wireless signals (e.g., Bluetooth signals) being transmitted from a cooking device system 82. As an example of this, when the cooking device system 82 is positioned on the front right burner, a measurement sensor 304 adjacent the front right burner may detect a wireless signal transmitted by the cooking device system 82. Following detection of the wireless signal, the heat source system 46 may transmit an indication of the detected signal to the wireless device 14. The indication may be the detected wireless signal itself (or a copy of the signal), data that indicates that a wireless signal has been detected (e.g., yes, no), data that provides additional information about the detected wireless signal (e.g., signal strength), data that provides additional information about the cooking device system 82 that transmitted the signal (e.g., the identity of the cooking device system 82 that transmitted the signal), data that provide additional information about the heat source 50 (e.g., the wireless signal was detected at the front left burner), data that indicates any other information associated with a detected wireless signal (or a detected lack of a wireless signal), or any combination of the preceding.

[00208] Following reception of the indication of the detected signal, the processor 22 may use this indication to determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. To do so, the processor 22 may first determine where the cooking device system 82 is positioned, and may then utilize this determination in order to determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. For example, the processor 22 may determine that the cooking device system 82 is positioned at the front right burner if an indication of a detected signal was only received from a measurement sensor 304 positioned adjacent the front right burner, or if the strongest wireless signal was detected by the measurement sensor 304 positioned adjacent the front right burner (in comparison to weaker signals detected by other measurement sensors 304 positioned elsewhere).

[00209] Using this determined position, the processor 22 may then determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50, as is discussed above. For example, the processor 22 may compare the determined position of the cooking device system 82 (e.g., front right burner) to the identity of the heat source 50 (e.g., front right burner) in order to determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. As another example, when the detected wireless signal identifies the cooking device system 82 (e.g., it identifies the signal as being transmitted by a particular 10 quart pot, or if the wireless signal matches a stored profile), the processor 22 may use this identification to determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. In such an example, the cooking device system 82 may not be positioned properly if, for example, none of the measurement sensors 304 detected a wireless signal from the selected 10 quart pot, or if the selected 10 quart pot was detected at the front left burner instead of the front right burner. Then, if the processor 22 determines that the cooking device system 82 is not positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50, the processor 22 may transmit an indication of an error in the cooking process, as is discussed above.

[00210] As another example, and as is also discussed above, the measurement sensor(s) 304 may be one or more motion sensors (e.g., accelerometers) that sense a motion associated with a heat source 50. As an example of this, when the cooking device system 82 is positioned on the front right burner, a measurement sensor 304 adjacent (e.g., at or near) the front right burner may detect the motion caused by the cooking device system 82 being positioned on the burner (e.g., the weight and force may slightly shake the platen or top surface of the heat source system 46). Following detection of the motion, the heat source system 46 may transmit an indication of the detected motion to the wireless device 14. The indication may be data that indicates that a motion has been detected (e.g., yes, no), data that indicates the type of motion that has occurred (e.g., movement consistent with positioning a pot on the burner, movement consistent with removing a pot from the burner), data that indicates how long a particular motion has occurred (e.g., 2 seconds), data that provide additional information about the heat source 50 (e.g., the motion was detected at the front left burner, the strongest motion was detected at the front left burner), data that indicates any other information associated with a motion (or a detected lack of motion), or any combination of the preceding.

[00211] Following reception of the indication of the detected motion, the processor 22 may use this indication to determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. To do so, the processor 22 may first determine where a cooking device system 82 is positioned, and may then utilize this determination in order to determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. For example, the processor 22 may determine that the cooking device system 82 is positioned at the front right burner if an indication of a detected motion was only received from a measurement sensor 304 positioned adjacent the front right burner, or if the strongest motion was detected by the measurement sensor 304 positioned adjacent the front right burner (in comparison to weaker motions detected by other measurement sensors 304 positioned elsewhere).

[00212] Using this determined position, the processor 22 may then determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50, as is discussed above. For example, the processor 22 may compare the determined position of the cooking device system 82 (e.g., front right burner) to the identity of the selected heat source 50 (e.g., front right burner) in order to determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. As another example, if the electronic cookbook 30 indicates that the selected 10 quart pot was to be positioned on the front right burner, but no motion was ever detected at the front right burner, the processor may utilize this lack of a detected motion to determine that the cooking device system 82 is not positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. Then, if the processor 22 determines that the cooking device system 82 is not positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50, the processor 22 may transmit an indication of an error in the cooking process, as is discussed above.

[00213] As a further example, the measurement sensor(s) 304 may be one or more cameras that generate images (e.g., videos, photographs, etc.) of the cooking process. These cameras may be positioned in a location that allows the camera to view all or a portion of a heat source system 46 and its heat source(s) 50. For example, a camera may be positioned vertically above the heat source system 46, and may be pointing downward at the heat sources 50 of the heat source system 46. The camera may be motion activated, causing it to begin generating images when a motion is detected (e.g., when a pot is being placed on a burner). The camera may alternatively (or additionally) be activated by electronic cookbook 30. For example, if a current step in the cooking recipe involves the heat source system 46 (e.g., the step involves positioning a pan on a burner of the heat source system 46), the camera may be activated (e.g., by the wireless device 14) when the step starts, causing it to begin generating images.

[00214] Following generation of one or more images, the measurements sensor(s) 304 may transmit an indication of the images the wireless device 14. The indication may be the images themselves, data retrieved from the generated images (e.g., identification tags captured in the images), data that indicates any other information associated with a generated image, or any combination of the preceding.

[00215] Following reception of the indication of the images, the processor 22 may use this indication to determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. To do so, the processor 22 may first determine where a cooking device system 82 is positioned, and may then utilize this determination in order to determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. For example, the processor 22 may determine that the cooking device system 82 is positioned at the front right burner using image processing and recognition. In this example, the processor 22 may compare the generated image of the cooking device system 82 positioned on a particular heat source 50 (e.g., the front right burner) to various stored images of cooking device systems 82 positioned on different heat sources 50 (e.g., positioned on the front right burner, positioned on the front left burner). If the generated image (e.g., a pot positioned on the front right burner) matches a stored image (e.g., a pot positioned on the front right burner), the current cooking device system 82 may be determined to be positioned on the front right burner. Furthermore, the processor 22 may compare the generated image of the cooking device system 82 (e.g., a 10 quart pot) to various stored images of cooking device systems 82 (e.g., a stored image of the 10 quart pot, a stored image of a frying pan, etc.). If the generated image (e.g., a 10 quart pot) matches a stored image (e.g., a 10 quart pot), the current cooking device system 82 may be determined to be a 10 quart pot.

[00216] As another example, the processor 22 may determine that the cooking device system 82 is positioned at the front right burner using one or more tags included in the images. In such an example, the cooking device systems 82, heat source systems 46, and heat sources 50 may each include unique tags (e.g., infrared tags) that can be imaged by a camera. When a particular 10 quart pot is positioned on the front right burner, the camera may generate images of this. These images may include the unique tags for the 10 quart pot and the front right burner. The processor 22 may then process the images to identify the 10 quart pot and the front right burner based on their unique tags. For example, the processor 22 may identify the 10 quart pot based on its unique tag, and may further identify that the 10 quart pot is positioned on the front right burner based on the close proximity between the unique tag of the 10 quart pot and the unique tag of the front right burner. In some examples, the unique tags may be activated before they can be detected by the camera. For example, the unique tag of the 10 quart pot and the front right burner may only be visible to the camera when they are subjected to energy (e.g., heat, electromagnetic radiation). This may further assist the processor 22 in determining that the cooking device system 82 is positioned at the front right burner

[00217] Using the determined position of the cooking device system 82, the processor 22 may then determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50, as is discussed above. For example, the processor 22 may compare the determined position of the cooking device system 82 (e.g., front right burner) to the identity of the selected heat source 50 (e.g., front right burner) in order to determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. As another example, if the electronic cookbook 30 indicates that the selected 10 quart pot was to be positioned on the front right burner, but the selected 10 quart pot was photographed on the front left burner, the processor 22 may determine that the cooking device system 82 is not positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. Then, if the processor 22 determines that the cooking device system 82 is not positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50, the processor 22 may transmit an indication of an error in the cooking process, as is discussed above.

[00218] As a further example, the measurement sensor(s) 304 may be one or more temperature sensors that measure a temperature associated with a heat source 50. These temperature sensor(s) may be adjacent (e.g., under, over, at, near) each heat source 50. Furthermore, the distance between a heat source 50 and an adjacent temperature sensor 304 may be selected in order to replicate (or be consistent with) a temperature that would be received by a cooking device system 82 positioned on the heat source 50. For example, the distance between a heat source 50 and an adjacent temperature sensor 304 may be selected so that the temperature sensor 304 detects a temperature of 375°F when a cooking device system 82 would receive 375°F of heat from the heat source 50. This may allow the temperature sensor 304 to detect a more accurate temperature. In some examples, the temperature sensors may be positioned on or in the platen, glass, or dielectric substrate that supports the heat source 50 or the cooking device system 82 positioned on the heat source 50. Such positioning may allow the temperature sensor to accurately measure the temperature output of the heat source 50, while providing protection to the temperature sensor (e.g., from heat, from being bumped by a user).

[00219] When a heat source 50 is activated (or the temperature of the heat source 50 is changed), the measurement sensor 304 positioned adjacent the heat source 50 may detect the temperature output by the heat source 50. Following detection of the temperature, the heat source system 46 may transmit an indication of the detected temperature to the wireless device 14. The indication may be data that indicates that a temperature has been detected (e.g., yes, no), data that indicates the actual temperature (e.g., 375 °F, medium-high temperature, a rate of change of the temperature such as l0°F per second), data that provide additional information about the heat source 50 (e.g., the 375 °F was detected at the front left burner), data that indicates any other information associated with a temperature (or a detected lack of motion), or any combination of the preceding. [00220] Following reception of the indication of the detected temperature, the processor 22 may use this indication to determine whether or not there is an error in the cooking process. For example, if a measurement sensor 304 adjacent the back right burner detects a temperature of 375 °F (or a rate of change of temperature of l0°F per second), and the cooking step in the electronic cookbook 30 indicates that the back right burner is supposed to be applying heat at a temperature of 375 °F (or changing the temperature at a rate of l0°F per second) to a pot, the processor 22 may determine that the back right burner is not set correctly. As another example, if a temperature change was detected at the front right burner, but the cooking step in the electronic cookbook 30 indicates that the temperature change was supposed to occur at the front left burner, the processor 22 may determine that the wrong heat source 50 was activated. Then, if the processor 22 determines that an error has occurred in the cooking process, the processor 22 may transmit an indication of an error in the cooking process, as is discussed above.

[00221] The temperature sensor(s) 304 discussed above may, in some examples, work in conjunction with temperature sensor(s) included on a cooking device system 82. For example, as is discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1A-1B and 9, the cooking device system 82 may include one or more temperatures sensors (e.g., measurement sensors 90) that detect a temperature associated with a food item, as is discussed above. These temperature sensors may detect a temperature associated with a food item, and may transmit indications of such detected temperatures. In such examples, the processor 22 of the wireless device (or other device) may receive indications of a temperature from both the heat source system 46 and the cooking device system 82. These indications may then be used to determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50.

[00222] As an example of this, the processor 22 may compare the received indications of temperature to the profile of a selected cooking device system 82. In particular, the profile for the selected cooking device system 82 may indicate that a particular amount of energy (such as a medium-high level) applied to the selected cooking device system 82 should cause the food item to be cooked at a particular temperature (such as 375°F). However, if the received indication from the temperature sensor 304 of the front right burner indicates a temperature of medium high level, but the temperature sensor 90 of the cooking device system 82 indicates a temperature of 350°F (which is too low), the processor 22 may determine that the wrong cooking device system 82 is positioned on the heat source 50. In such a case, the selected cooking device system 82 may have been positioned on a different burner with a lower temperature setting, or the wireless device 14 may have been receiving temperature indications from an entirely different cooking device system 82 (such as from a 10 quart pot instead of the selected frying pan).

[00223] As another example of this, the system 300 may utilize temperature signaling in order to determine whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. In particular, when multiple cooking device systems 82 and heat sources 50 are being used together in the cooking process, the heat source system 46 may purposely change the amount of heat being provided by each heat source 50 in order to determine whether or not each cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50. For example, during a cooking process, a user may be cooking two different food items (such as chicken and a sauce). In such an example, a frying pan may have been selected as the cooking device system 82 to be used to cook the chicken and the front left burner may have been selected as the heat source 50 to be used to cook the chicken, while a 10 quart pot may have been selected as the cooking device system 82 to be used to cook the sauce and the back right burner may have been selected as the heat source 50 to be used to cook the sauce. During the cooking process (e.g., when the heat sources 50 are beginning to heat up), the heat source system 46 may set the front left burner to heat up at a first temperature rate (e.g., l0°F per second), and the heat source system 46 may further set the back right burner to heat up at a second temperature rate (e.g., 5°F per second). In such an example, if the indications received from cooking device systems 82 do not match these settings (e.g., the frying pan is not receiving an increase in heat of l0°F per second, and/or the 10 quart pot is not receiving an increase in heat of 5°F per second), the processor 22 may determine that the wrong cooking device systems 82 are positioned on the heat sources 50.

[00224] As another example, during the cooking process, the heat source system 46 may sequentially modify the amount of heat provided by each heat source 50 (e.g., turn the front left heat source 50 off for 2 seconds, and then turn the back right heat source 50 off for 2 seconds). It may then compare these modifications to determine if they match the indications received from temperature sensors in the cooking device system 82. If they do not match, the processor 22 may determine that the wrong cooking device systems 82 are positioned on the heat sources 50.

[00225] Additionally, although cooking system 300 has been described above as determining whether or not a particular type of error has occurred (e.g., whether or not the cooking device system 82 is positioned properly with regard to the heat source 50), the cooking system 300 is not limited to that type of error. Instead, the cooking system 300 may make determinations regarding any type of error in the cooking process. For example, the cooking device system 300 may determine whether a user is performing an incorrect action with regard to the cooking device system 82. As an example of this, based on the indications of detected information (e.g., weight, wireless signal, temperature etc.), the cooking device system 300 may determine that the user positioned the cooking device system 82 on the heat source 50 to early, or that the user has removed the cooking device system 82 too early, or that the user has activated the wrong heat source 50, or that the user has activated the correct heat source 50 to the wrong temperature. As another example of this, based on the indications of detected information, the cooking device system 300 may determine that the user has skipped a step in the cooking process, forgotten a step, or mistakenly marked a step as complete. As an example of this, if the user has indicated in the electronic cookbook 30 that the user has removed the cooking device system 82 from the heat source 50, but the indications indicate the cooking device system 82 is still positioned on the heat source 50, the cooking system 300 may determine that an error has occurred and may notify the user.

[00226] As is discussed above, cooking system 300 may allow errors to be detected in the cooking process. This error detection process may be as simple and transparent to the cook or user as possible. In some examples, it may be as simple as the user picking up a pan and placing the pan on a burner, thereby allowing the identity of the pan and the burner to be determined, as is discussed above.

[00227] FIG. 11 illustrates another example cooking system 400 that may assist a user in cooking a food item (such as a steak or chili) by correlating a detected position of a cooking device system 82 (e.g., a cooking pan positioned on particular induction coils of an induction burner) with the identity of the cooking device system 82. In some examples, this may allow the cooking system 400 to more accurately track the cooking device system 82 as it is being used. This tracking of the cooking device system 82 may allow the food in the cooking device system 82 to be cooked at a more accurate temperature. As another example, the tracking of the cooking device system 82 may allow the cooking system 400 to detect when the cooking device system 82 is moved (e.g., slid to another heat source 50). This may allow the cooking system 400 to automatically cause a new heat source 50 to provide heat at the same temperature as the previous heat source 50.

[00228] In some examples, the issue of tracking the cooking device system 82 may arises because users may have multiple pans that are different in shape, capacity, materials of construction, and purpose. Such a user may also have multiple heating or cooking appliances, or a range or stove top with multiple burners. In some examples, it may be important for the controller that functions as an electronic cookbook to be able to control the burner where the user places the pot or pan at the start of a cooking stage, as well as to direct the placement of a single pan on the correct burner in a multiple burner range or stove top. In some examples the correct burner may refer to a burner (or heat source 50) having a sufficient and/or proper thermal output in relationship to the size of the pan and quantify of ingredients to be cooked.

[00229] As is illustrated, the cooking system 400 includes a heat source system 46 in communication with a cooking device system 82 via network 78. Heat source system 46 may be substantially similar to heat source system 46 of FIGS. 1A-1B and 10. For example, as is illustrated, the heat source system 46 may include one or more heat sources 50 (e.g., a burner, a resistive heating element, an induction burner with induction coils, a heat lamp, an oven, a microwave, a stove top, a range, a grill, etc.), a network interface 54, a user interface system 56, a processor 58 (that executes heat source system management application 66), and a memory unit 62. Further details regarding each these components is discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1A-1B and 10.

[00230] As illustrated, the heat source system 46 is an induction range that includes 5 induction burners 48. The heat source system 46, however, may include any other number of induction burners 48. Each of these induction burners 48 may include a plurality of induction coils (e.g., inductors) that generate an electromagnetic field. The electromagnetic field may cause electrical currents to be set up in the material of the cooking device system 82 (e.g., iron in a cooking pot). As the currents move in the material of the cooking device system 82, the material (e.g., the molecules that make up the material) may offer resistance to the currents, causing the material of the cooking device system 82 (e.g., the iron) to heat up and cook a food item.

[00231] Each induction burner 48 may include any number of induction coils. For example, each induction burner 48 may include 10 or more (or less) induction coils. Furthermore, the number of induction coils that generate an electromagnetic field to heat a cooking device system 82 may change dynamically. For example, the number of induction coils in an induction burner

48 that generate an electromagnetic field may change based on the size of the cooking device system 82 (e.g., the size of bottom of the cooking pot). As an example of this, if a small cooking device system 82 is positioned on the induction burner 48, only a small number of the induction coils may generate an electromagnetic field (e.g., 6 out of the 10 induction coils in the induction burner 48). In such an example, only the induction coils directly underneath the small cooking device system 82 may generate the electromagnetic field, while the remaining induction coils in the induction burner 48 may not generate an electromagnetic field. As another example of this, if a large cooking device system 82 is positioned on the induction burner 48, a larger number (or all) of the induction coils may generate an electromagnetic field (e.g., 9 or 10 out of the 10 induction coils in the induction burner 48).

[00232] The set of induction coil(s) in an induction burner 48 that are currently generating (or that are going to generate) a magnetic field for a particular cooking device system 82 may be referred to as a heat source 50. For example, when 6 out of the 10 induction coils in the induction burner 48 are used to generate a magnetic field for a small cooking device system 82 positioned on the induction burner 48, that set of 6 induction coils may be referred to as a heat source 50. Furthermore, if the small cooking device system 82 is moved to another position on the same induction burner 48, the new set of 6 induction coils may be referred to as another heat source 50. As such, each induction burner 48 in the illustrated induction range of FIG. 11 may include numerous potential heat sources 50. [00233] According to the illustrated example, the heat source system 46 further includes one or more measurement sensors 304 (e.g., measurement sensors 304a - 304e). A measurement sensor 304 represents any sensor that may measure or detect information associated with a heat source system 46 in order to assist the cooking system 400 in correlating a detected position of a cooking device system 82 with the identity of the cooking device system 82. Furthermore, the measurement sensor 304 may transmit an indication of the measurement or detected information to the processor 58 of the heat source system 46 and/or to another device of cooking system 400.

[00234] The measurement sensor(s) 304 may be substantially similar to measurement sensor(s) 304 of FIG. 10. For example, the measurement sensor 304 may be a weight sensor (e.g., a pressure gauge, a strain gauge) that can detect a force or weight applied to a heat source system 46, a NFC sensor or an RFID sensor that may detect one or more wireless signals (e.g., Bluetooth signals) being transmitted from a cooking device system 82, a motion sensor (e.g., accelerometer) that may detect a motion associated with a heat source 50, or any combination of the preceding.

[00235] As another example, the measurement sensor 304 may be an induction sensor that may detect the presence of a cooking device system 82 positioned on one or more induction coils (e.g., of an induction burner 48). The induction sensor may detect the presence of a cooking device system 82 (e.g., a cooking pot) by a change in a circuity characteristic associated with the induction coils. For example, the induction sensor may be a current sensor that may detect a current supplied to one or more induction coils. In such an example, the current sensor may transmit an indication of the detected current to the processor 58 of the heat source system 46 and/or to another device of cooking system 400. As such, the processor 58 may be able to detect which induction coils are generating a magnetic field. This may allow the processor 58 to detect the presence of the cooking device system 82 on the heat source system 46, and may further allow the processor 58 to detect the current location of the cooking device system 82 on the heat source system 46 (e.g., it may detect that the cooking device system 82 is currently located on 6 of the 10 induction coils on the rear right induction burner 48). It may further protect the induction coils from being energized when a vessel (e.g., a cooking device system 82) is not present. Examples of induction sensor(s) and/or detecting the presence of a cooking device (e.g., a pan) on an induction coil are discussed in further detail in U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2012/0285946, U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2012/0285948, and U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2014/0014647, each of which is incorporated herein by reference.

[00236] The heat source system 46 may include any number of measurement sensors 304. In some examples, the heat source system 46 may include at least one measurement sensor 304 for each heat source 50 included in the heat source system 46. In some examples, the heat source system 46 may include at least one measurement sensor 304 for each induction coil included in the heat source system 46.

[00237] The measurement sensor(s) 304 may be positioned at (and coupled at) any location in or on the heat source system 46 so as to allow the measurement sensor(s) 304 to measure or detect information associated with a heat source system 46. The measurement sensor(s) 304 may be positioned in or on (and coupled to) any surface of the heat source system 46 so as to allow the measurement sensor(s) 304 to measure or detect information associated with a heat source system 46. Further details regarding the measurement sensors 304 and the other components of heat source system 46 (including their functionalities and positioning with regard to the heat source system 46) are discussed above with regard to FIG. 10.

[00238] As is discussed above, the cooking system 400 includes a heat source system 46 in communication with a cooking device system 82 via network 78. Network 78 may be substantially similar to network 78 of FIGS. 1A-1B. Furthermore, cooking device system 82 may be substantially similar to cooking device system 82 of FIGS. 1A-1B and 9. For example, the cooking device system 82 may include a cooking device 86 (e.g., a pot, a pan, a vessel, a spoon, tongs, a spatula, etc.), one or measurement sensors 90 (e.g., temperature sensors) that detect and transmit measurement information 74, a network interface 94, a processor 98 (that executes cooking device system management application 106), and a memory unit 102. Further details regarding each these components (including their functionality and positioned) is discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1 A-1B.

[00239] According to the illustrated example, the cooking device system 82 further includes one or more motion sensors 204. A motion sensor 204 represents any sensor that may sense a motion associated with the cooking device system 82. In addition to sensing a motion, the motion sensor 204 may transmit an indication of the sensed motion to the processor 98 of the cooking device system 82. For example, if the motion sensor 204 senses a tap on the handle of the cooking device 86, the motion sensor 204 may transmit an indication of that tap to the processor 98. The indication of the sensed motion may be any information that identifies (or allows a processor to identify) the sensed motion. The motion sensor 204 may be substantially similar to motion sensor 204 of FIG. 9. For example, the motion sensor 204 may be an accelerometer.

[00240] The cooking device system 82 may include any number of motion sensors 204. Each motion sensor 204 may sense a different type of motion. Alternatively, one or more motion sensors 204 may sense the same type of motion. The motion sensor(s) 204 may be positioned at (and coupled at) any location in or on the cooking device system 82 (or the cooking device 86) so as to allow the motion sensor(s) 204 to sense motion, and to further allow the motion sensor(s) 204 to transmit such information to the processor 98. Further details regarding the motion sensor(s) 204 and the other components of cooking device system 82 (including their functionalities and positioning with regard to the cooking device system 82) are discussed above with regard to FIG. 9.

[00241] According to the illustrated example, the cooking device system 82 further includes cooking instructions 206 and motion list 210 stored in memory unit 102 (or otherwise accessible to processor 98). Cooking instructions 206 represent any set of instruction(s) that may be utilized to assist the user in cooking. For example, cooking instructions 206 may be an instruction to initiate a wireless signal that pairs the cooking device system 82 to the heat source system 46, an instruction to initiate a wireless signal that pairs the cooking device system 82 to another element of system 400 or any other element in FIGS. 1A-1B, 9, and 10 (e.g., a wireless device 14), an instruction to turn the cooking device system 82 off (or on), an instruction to turn the heat source 50 off (or on), any other instruction(s) that may be utilized to assist the user in cooking, or any combination of the preceding. Additional examples of cooking instructions 206 are described in detail in U.S. Patent Application No. 15/964,503, which is incorporated herein by reference. [00242] Motion list 210 represents any listing of motion(s) that may be utilized by the processor 98 to determine which cooking instruction 206 has been requested by a user. Each of the motions listed in the motion list 210 may be associated with a particular cooking instruction 206. As an example, a first motion (e.g., a shake the cooking device system 82) may be associated with a first cooking instruction 210 (e.g., turn the cooking device system 82 on), and a second motion (e.g., two taps on the handle of the cooking device system 82) may be associated with a second cooking instruction 206 (e.g., initiate a wireless signal that pairs the cooking device system 82 to the heat source system 46). The motion list 210 may include any type of motion for association with a cooking instruction 206. Examples of motions include a tap by a user on a portion of the cooking device system 82 (e.g., a tap on the handle of the cooking device system 82), a tap of the cooking device system 82 on a surface (e.g., a tap of the bottom of the cooking device system 82 or the handle of the cooking device system 82 on a table or the heat source 50), a shake of the cooking device system 82, a rotation of the cooking device system 82 (e.g., a clockwise or counterclockwise rotation), a stop of movement of the cooking device system 82 (e.g., a stop in a stirring motion made using a cooking device system 82, such as a whisk), a movement of the cooking device system 82 in a particular direction (e.g., up, down, left, right, diagonal), any other motion, or any combination of the preceding.

[00243] The rotation of the cooking device system 82 may be rotation in any plane. For example, the rotation may be in the horizontal plane as the base of the cooking device system 82 is resting on the heat source 50 (or other surface). The motion list 210 may include a direction of movement. For example, a first direction of rotation of the cooking device system 82 (e.g., clockwise) may be associated with a first cooking instruction 206, and a second direction of rotation of the cooking device system 82 (e.g., counterclockwise) may be associated with a second cooking instruction 206.

[00244] Any number of motions may be associated with a particular cooking instruction 206.

For example, a single motion may be associated with a particular cooking instruction 206. In such an example, performance of a single motion may cause the cooking instruction 206 to be determined and performed. As another example, multiple motions may be associated with a particular cooking instruction 206. In such an example, performance of each of these multiple motions may cause the cooking instruction 206 to be determined and performed.

[00245] The multiple motions associated with a particular cooking instruction 206 may be a sequence (or other series) of motions. For example, a sequence of two taps on the handle of the cooking device system 82 within a time period of 2 seconds may be associated with a particular cooking instruction 206 (e.g., initiate a wireless signal that pairs the cooking device system 82 to the heat source system 46). In such an example, if the user taps on the handle of cooking device system 82 twice within 2 seconds, the cooking device system 82 may initiate a wireless signal that pairs the cooking device system 82 to the heat source system 46. Alternatively, if the user taps on the handle of the cooking device system 82 three times within 2 seconds (or two times within 3 seconds), the motions may not be determined to be associated with the cooking instruction 206 and the cooking device system 82 may not initiate a wireless signal that pairs the cooking device system 82 to the heat source system 46. By associating a sequence of motions with a particular cooking instruction 206, the system 10 may avoid false inputs.

[00246] The sequence of motions associated with a cooking instruction 206 may be any sequence of two or more motions. The sequence may be a complex sequence not expected in normal use of the cooking device system 82, but sufficiently simple for a user to remember and execute quickly. Such types of motions may include taps, rotations of the cooking device system 82, or any other motion not expected in normal use of the cooking device system 82. The sequence may include time periods for motions. For example, the sequence may include a time period within which the sequence of motions must be completed (e.g., two seconds), a time period that must elapse between two successive motions (e.g., a first motion followed by a one second period with no motion, followed by a second motion), any other time period for motions, or any combination of the preceding.

[00247] The motions included in the motion list 210, the instructions included in the cooking instructions 206, and/or the association between particular motion(s) and a particular instruction may be predetermined by a manufacturer and/or a user. For example, the motions and instructions (and their associations) may be set-up by the manufacturer of the cooking device system 82 and/or the heat source system 46. This may allow the manufacture to determine which motions cause which instructions to be performed. As another example, a user may set-up one or more (or all) of the motions, instructions, and their associations. This may allow the user to customize which motions cause which instructions to be performed.

[00248] In an exemplary embodiment of operation of cooking system 400, a user may desire to cook a food item, such as steak or chili. To do so, the user may select a particular heat source system 46 and a particular cooking device system 82 to be used to cook the food item. For example, the user may select to cook chili on an induction range (e.g., the heat source system 46) using a 10 quart cooking pot (e.g., the cooking device system 82). Furthermore, in such an example, the user may then pick up the selected 10 quart cooking pot and position it on an induction burner 48 of the induction range.

[00249] Following (or during) the positioning of the cooking device system 82 on the heat source system 46, the heat source system 46 (e.g., the processor 58 of the heat source system 46) may determine that the cooking device system 82 has been positioned on a particular heat source 50 of the heat source system 46. The heat source system 46 may determine that the cooking device system 82 has been positioned on a particular heat source 50 of the heat source system 46 in any manner. As an example, the heat source system 46 may determine that the cooking device system 82 has been positioned on a particular heat source 50 of the heat source system 46 based on the information detected by the measurement sensor(s) 304.

[00250] For example, when the measurement sensors 304 are current sensor(s), the current sensor(s) may detect that particular induction coils (e.g., such as a particular 6 induction coils in the rear right induction burner 48) are generating an electromagnetic field (e.g., by the current sensors detecting a current supplied to the particular induction coils). This generation of an electromagnetic field may indicate that the cooking device system 82 has been positioned on the rear right induction burner 48, in the location of the particular 6 induction coils. Based on this detection, the current sensor(s) may transmit an indication about this detected electromagnetic field, as is illustrated by indication 408. The indication may be data (or other information) that may allow the heat source system 46 to determine the detected information. For example, if the measurements sensor(s) 304 detected the generation of an electromagnetic field on a particular 6 induction coils in the rear right induction burner 48, the indication may be data that indicates that a current has been detected (e.g., yes, no), data that indicates which induction coils are generating the electromagnetic field (e.g., the identity of each induction coil), data that indicates which induction burner 48 the coils are located in (e.g., the identity of the rear, right induction burner 48), data that indicates the amount of generated electromagnetic field, data that indicates any other information associated with a detected current, or any combination of the preceding.

[00251] The indication may be the data itself (e.g., data that expressly identifies each induction coil that is generating the electromagnetic field), or it may be a signal or pointer (or any other type of data) that may be used by the heat source system 46 to determine information about the detection (e.g., a pointer that causes the processor 58 to look up stored data in order to determine that identity of each induction coil).

[00252] Based on the indication about this detected electromagnetic field, the heat source system 46 may determine that the cooking device system 82 has been positioned on a particular heat source 50 of the heat source system 46. For example, if the information received from the current sensor(s) indicates that the cooking device system 82 has been positioned on the rear, right induction burner 48, in the location of the particular 6 induction coils, the heat source system 46 may determine that the cooking device system 82 has been positioned on a heat source 50 made up of these particular 6 induction coils in the rear right induction burner 48.

[00253] Following (or during, or even before) the determination that the cooking device system 82 has been positioned on a particular heat source 50, the heat source system 46 (e.g., the processor 58 of the heat source system 46) may determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 that has been (or will be) positioned on the particular heat source 50. The heat source system 46 may determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 that has been positioned on the particular heat source 50 in any manner. As an example, the heat source system 46 may determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 that has been positioned on the particular heat source 50 based on an instruction by a user.

[00254] As one example of this, the user may perform one or more motions associated with the cooking device system 82 in order to provide an instruction to the cooking device system 82. For example, after (during, or before) the user has positioned the cooking device system 82 on the heat source 50 of the heat source system 46, the user may tap on a portion of the cooking device system 82 (e.g., tap on the handle of the cooking pan twice within 2 seconds) in order to instruct cooking device system 82 to initiate a wireless signal that pairs the cooking device system 82 to the heat source system 46 or to another element of system 400.

[00255] The motion(s) performed by the user may be any type of motion. Furthermore, the motion(s) may be a sequence of motions. For example, the motion(s) may be a first motion (e.g., a tap on the handle of the cooking pan) followed by a second motion (e.g., a second tap on the handle of the cooking pan). The motion(s) may be a set of one or more motions that represent a cooking instruction 206 that is to be performed as a result of the motion(s). Thus, the user may perform a particular set of motion(s) in order to cause a particular cooking instruction 206 to be performed.

[00256] As a result of performing the one or more motions, the motion sensor(s) 204 of the cooking device system 82 may sense (or otherwise detect) the performed motions. For example, if the user taps on the handle of the cooking device system 82, the motion sensor(s) 204 may detect the tap. The motion sensor(s) 204 may then transmit an indication of the detected motion to the processor 98. The indication of a detected motion may be any data (or other information) that may allow the processor 98 to determine the motion performed by the user. For example, the indication may be data that expressly identifies the detected motion (e.g., data that expressly identifies a tap on the handle) or may be a signal or pointer (or any other type of data) that may be used by the processor 98 to determine that the user tapped on the handle (e.g., a pointer that causes the processor 98 to look up stored data in order to determine that the user tapped on the handle). In some examples, the motion sensor(s) 204 may convert the detected motion (or motions) into an electronic format or signature. This electronic format or signature may be the indication.

[00257] Following transmittal of the indication of the detected motion, the processor 98 may receive the indication and may determine the cooking instruction 206 based on the indication. The processor 98 may determine the cooking instruction 206 in any manner based on the indication. For example, the processor 98 may compare the received indication to the motion list 210 to determine a match. If the received indication (e.g., a tap on the handle) matches a particular stored motion (e.g., a tap on the handle), the motion list 210 may further identify the cooking instruction 206 to be performed (e.g., initiate a wireless signal that pairs the cooking device system 82 to the heat source system 46). The motion list 210 may identify the cooking instruction 206 in any manner. For example, the motion list 210 may list the particular cooking instruction 206 in association with the particular motion(s) (e.g., a relational list or a relational database). As other examples, for each motion (or set of motions), the list may include a signal or pointer (or any other type of data) that may be used by the processor 98 to determine the cooking instruction 206 (e.g., it may include a pointer to a cooking instruction 206 included in a separate list or data set).

[00258] The processor 98 may determine the cooking instruction 206 using any number of indications received from the motion sensor(s) 204. For example, as is discussed above, a sequence of motions may be associated with a particular cooking instruction 206. In such an example, the processor 30 may receive each of these indications (e.g., an indication of a first detected motion, an indication of a second detected motion, etc.). The processor 98 may then determine the cooking instruction 206 in any manner based on the indications. For example, the processor 98 may compare the received indications to the motion list 210 to determine a match. If the received indications match (e.g., a tap on the handle, followed by a second tap on the handle within 1 second of the first tap) a particular stored motion (e.g., a tap on the handle, followed by a second tap on the handle within 1 second of the first tap), the motion list 210 may identify the cooking instruction 206 to be performed (e.g., initiate a wireless signal that pairs the cooking device system 82 to the heat source system 46).

[00259] The motions performed by the user may have a direction of movement, a magnitude of movement, a repetition of movement, or any other characteristic of movement. Furthermore, a sequence of motions performed by the user may have a time period for the motions. The processor 98 may determine the cooking instruction 206 using indications of a detected motion having one or more of these characteristics. For example, a particular cooking instruction 206 may be associated with a sequence of motions that requires a first motion (e.g., a tap of the handle) to be followed by a second motion (e.g., a second tap on the handle) within a time period from the first motion (e.g., within two seconds of the first tap of the handle). In such an example, the processor 98 may determine whether the received indications and the time frame of the received indications matches the stored motions and stored time frame. As an example, using the motion list 210, the processor 98 may determine whether it received an indication of first motion (e.g., an indication of a tap of the handle) followed by an indication of a second motion (e.g., an indication of a tap of the handle), and may further determine whether the indication of the second motion was received within the time period (e.g., within two seconds) of the receipt of the indication of the first motion. If so, the processor 98 may determine the particular cooking instruction 206 associated with those motions. If not, the processor 30 may determine a different cooking instruction 206, or no cooking instruction 206 at all.

[00260] In some examples, a detected motion may not be a motion associated with a cooking instruction 206. For example, the motion sensor(s) 204 may detect and send an indication of a user moving the cooking device system 82 upward. If such an upward motion is not included in the motion list 210 (or if the indication is otherwise determined to not be associated with a cooking instruction 206), the processor 30 may determine that this is a false detected motion. As such, the processor 98 may not determine a cooking instruction 206 for that indication.

[00261] Following the determination of a cooking instruction 206, a user interface system (not shown) of the cooking device system 82 may provide an output to the user. The output may be any type of output that may provide information to the user. As an example, the output may indicate that the user's motion(s) have been detected, that a particular cooking instruction 206 has been determined, that the particular cooking instruction 206 has been transmitted for performance, or any other indication associated with system 10. The output may be provided in any manner and may be provided by any type of user interface system. As one example, the user interface system may be a display that provides a visual indication of the determined cooking instruction 206.

[00262] Also following the determination of a cooking instruction 206, the processor 98 may transmit the cooking instruction 206 for performance, or the processor 98 may perform the cooking instruction 206. For example, if the cooking instruction 206 is to initiate a wireless signal that pairs the cooking device system 82 to the heat source system 46, the processor 98 may initiate such a wireless signal. As another example, if the cooking instruction 206 is to turn off the heat source 50, the processor 98 may transmit the cooking instruction 206 to the heat source system 46 or the heat source 50 for performance.

[00263] As is discussed above, the heat source system 46 may determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 that has been positioned on the particular heat source 50 based on an instruction by a user. In some examples, such a determination may be based on the user's instruction to initiate a wireless signal that pairs the cooking device system 82 to the heat source system 46. For example, the user may tap on the handle of the cooking device (e.g., one tap, two taps within 1 second of each other, three taps) to cause the processor 98 of the cooking device system 82 to initiate a wireless signal that pairs the cooking device system 82 to the heat source system 46. Furthermore, in some examples, this wireless signal may identify the cooking device system 82, allowing the heat source system 46 to determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 that has been positioned on the particular heat source 50.

[00264] The processor 98 may initiate any type of wireless signal that may pair the cooking device system 82 to the heat source system 46, that may otherwise allow the cooking device system 82 to communicate with the heat source system 46, or that may otherwise identify the cooking device system 82 to the heat source system 46. For example, the processor 98 may cause the cooking device system 82 to broadcast advertisement packets (such as Bluetooth advertisement packets) that advertise the cooking device system 82. Additional examples of wireless signals and wireless communications (e.g., communication standards) are discussed above, including NFC communication or Wi-Fi communication.

[00265] Following reception of a wireless signal (e.g., a Bluetooth advertisement packet) from the cooking device system 82, the heat source system 46 may utilize the wireless signal to determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 that has been positioned on the particular heat source 50. For example, following reception of the wireless signal, the heat source system 46 may determine whether the wireless signal was received (or transmitted) within a particular time threshold from when cooking device system 82 was determined to have been positioned on the particular heat source 50. Such a threshold may refer to a time frame that is sufficiently close in time to the determination so as to allow the heat source system 46 to determine that the two events are connected. As an example of this, the threshold may be two seconds. In such an example, if a wireless signal is received (or transmitted) within 2 seconds after (or before) the cooking device system 82 is positioned on the heat source 50 (or after or before such a positioning is determined by the heat source system 46), the heat source system 46 may determine that the received wireless signal was sent by the same cooking device system 82 that was positioned on the heat source 50. Other examples of the threshold may be 1 second, 2.5 seconds, 3 seconds, 3.5 seconds, 4 seconds, 4.5 seconds, 5 seconds, or any time less than 5 seconds.

[00266] If the wireless signal is determined to have been received (or transmitted) too long before the threshold time frame or too long after the threshold time frame, the wireless signal may not be used to determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 that has been positioned on the particular heat source 50. On the other hand, if the wireless signal is determined to have been received (or transmitted) within the threshold time frame, the heat source system 46 may utilize the wireless signal to determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 that has been positioned on the particular heat source 50. As an example of this, the heat source system 46 may extract the device ID (or other unique identification of the cooking device system 82) from the wireless signal, and may then use that device ID as the identity of the of the cooking device system 82 that has been positioned on the particular heat source 50. The device ID may be any unique identification that uniquely identifies each cooking device system 82. For example, it may be a unique identification that is included in each wireless packet transmitted by the cooking device system 82. In some examples, the device ID may be used to tell the difference between identical pans (e.g., 2 identical 10 quart pots), different types of pans, as well as pans of the same size.

[00267] Following the determination of the identity of the cooking device system 82, the heat source system 46 may correlate the identity of the heat source 50 with the identity of cooking device system 82. Such a correlation is illustrated in FIG. 11 as correlation 410 between the heat source identity 412 and the cooking device system identity 414. The correlation may refer to any association (or linkage) between the identity of the heat source 50 and the identity of the cooking device system 82. For example, such a correlation may be a pairing of the identity of the heat source 50 to the identity of the cooking device system 82. As another example, the correlation may be a listing of the identity of the heat source 50 with the identity of the cooking device system 82 (e.g., a relational list or a relational database) in the memory unit 62. In other examples, the correlation may be a signal or pointer (or any other type of data) that may be used by the processor 98 to determine the association between the identity of the heat source 50 and the identity of the cooking device system 82 (e.g., the stored identity of the cooking device system 82 may include a pointer to the identity of the heat source 50 stored in a separate list or data set, or vice versa).

[00268] In some examples, the correlation may allow the heat source system to detect (or otherwise determine) which cooking device system 82 is associated with a particular heat source 50 (e.g., a particular burner, or particular induction coils of an induction burner) in a heat source system 46 with multiple heat sources 50. In some examples, the correlation may allow the heat source system 46 to link subsequent communications from the cooking device system 82 to the heat source 50. For example, if subsequent communication from the cooking device system 82 include a temperature measurement (e.g., from measurement sensors 90), the heat source system 46 may link those temperature measurements to the particular heat source 50. In some examples, the correlation may occur prior to any cooking is performed (e.g., before heat or substantial heat is applied to the cooking device system 82 by the heat source 50).

[00269] Following correlation of the identity of the heat source 50 with the identity of cooking device system 82, the heat source system 46 may utilize the correlation to more accurately track the cooking device system 82 as it is being used. For example, the correlation may allow the heat source system 46 to cause food in the cooking device system 82 to be cooked at a more accurate temperature.

[00270] As an example of this, the heat source system 46 may receive measurement information 74 (details of which are discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1A-1B) from the cooking device system 82 (e.g., from measurement sensors 90, from processor 98), and may then utilize the measurement information 74 to cause food in the cooking device system 82 to be cooked at a more accurate temperature. For example, the cooking device system 82 may measure a current temperature associated with the food item, and may communicate this current temperature to the heat source system 46 as the measurement information 74. The heat source system 46 may then utilize the correlation to determine which heat source 50 is providing energy to that cooking device system 82, and then the heat source system 46 may make one or more changes or adjustments to the amount of energy provided by that heat source 50 based on the measurement information 74. For example, if the measurement information 74 indicates that the current cooking temperature is below the intended temperature of 375°F (e.g., a temperature set by the user using, for example, a knob on the heat source system 46), the heat source system 46 may increase the amount of energy provided by the heat source 50. As an example of this, for the illustrated induction range, if the measurement information 74 indicates that the current cooking temperature is below the intended temperature of 375°F, the heat source system 46 may increase the magnetic field provided by the heat source 50 (e.g., the set of induction coils). As another example, if the measurement information 74 indicates that the current cooking temperature is above the intended temperature of 375°F, the heat source system 46 may decrease the amount of energy provided by heat source 50. As a further example, if the measurement information 74 indicates that the current cooking temperature is at the intended temperature of 375°F, the heat source system 46 may continue to provide the same amount of energy. As a further example, if the measurement information 74 indicates that the current cooking temperature is below the intended temperature of 375°F but rising rapidly in such a manner that it is likely to overshoot the intended temperature, the heat source system 46 may decrease the amount of energy provided by the heat source 50. As a further example, the heat source system 46 may make any of a variety of adjustments to the amount of energy provided by the heat source 50 based on the operation of a feedback or feed forward algorithm (for example a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) algorithm) on a series of temperature measurements or other measurement information 74.

[00271] Following the reception of measurement information 74 and further following any changes or adjustments to the amount of energy provided by that heat source 50 based on the measurement information 74, the processor 58 may continue to receive subsequent measurement information 74 from the cooking device system 82 and may continue to make changes or adjustments to the amount of energy provided by that heat source 50 based on the measurement information 74. Such steps may continue until the cooking process is complete, or until the user turns off this determination process. As such, the heat source system 46 may be able to more accurately track the cooking device system 82 throughout the cooking process. For example, the heat source system 46 may cause food in the cooking device system 82 to be cooked at a more accurate temperature throughout the cooking process.

[00272] Modifications, additions, and/or substitutions may be made to the cooking system

400, the components of the cooking system 400, and/or the functions of the cooking system 400 without departing from the scope of the specification. For example, the example process discussed above with regard to cooking system 400 may include more steps or less steps, and/or the steps may be performed in a different sequence.

[00273] As another example, when the heat source system 46 is an induction range (or other range), a thermal sensor (or other measurement sensor 304) may be deployed close to the heat source 50 (e.g., a pan supporting surface) for safety reasons or to estimate pan temperature when a pan does not have an embedded or associated thermal sensor.

[00274] Furthermore, although the cooking system 400 is described above as correlating a detected position of a single cooking device system 82 with the identity of the single cooking device system 82, the correlation process may be performed for any number of cooking device systems 82. For example, the cooking system 400 may provide the correlation for a first cooking device system 82, and then with any other number of cooking device system 82. This may allow the heat source system 46 to more accurately track multiple cooking device systems 82 simultaneously and/or over overlapping time periods.

[00275] Additionally, the cooking system 400 may begin its process of correlating a detected position of a cooking device system 82 with the identity of the cooking device system 82 (or any other functionality of cooking system 400), at any time and for any reason. For example, the process of correlating may begin when a user selects or starts a recipe in the electronic cookbook 30, or when the user indicates that they have started a recipe in manual mode (e.g., where indication of such is received when a knob, switch or button of the heat source system 46 or cooking device system 82 is activated), when the user activates the correlation process (e.g., in the electronic cookbook 30 or on the heat source system 46), whenever movement of the cooking device system 82 is detected (particularly when such movement would be sufficient to place the pan on a different burner), whenever movement or pressure on the heat source system 46 is detected, or at any other time. This process may be used before and/or during the cooking process, and may be repeated whenever and as many times as desired. In some examples, it may be preferable to always correlate a detected position of a cooking device system 82 (e.g., the identity of the heat source 50 on or in which the cooking device system is positioned) with the identity of the cooking device system 82 before any cooking stage begins, and to continue to track the cooking device system 82 during all cooking stages.

[00276] As another example, the cooking system 400 may include one or more (or all) of the components, functionalities, and/or abilities discussed above with regard to cooking system 10 and FIGS. 1A-B. For example, the cooking system 400 may include a wireless device 14 in communication with the heat source system 46 and/or the cooking device system 82, as is discussed above with regard to FIGS. 1A-1B. The wireless device 14 may include an electronic cookbook 30 that may control one or more aspects of the cooking process. For example, the electronic cookbook 30 may provide a temperature at which food in the cooking device system 82 should be cooked at in accordance with a cooking recipe. Using this provided temperature, the heat source system 46 may more accurately track the temperature, as is discussed above. For example, the heat source system 46 may receive measurement information 74 from the cooking device system 82, and may use this measurement information 74 to make changes or adjustments to the amount of energy provided by the correlated heat source 50 (i.e., the heat source 50 that the cooking device system 82 is positioned on). Additionally, the correlation between the cooking device system 82 and the heat source 50 (on which or in which the cooking device system 82 is positioned) may be transmitted to the wireless device 14. This may allow the electronic cookbook 30 to access this correlation, which may allow the electronic cookbook 30 to provide more accurate instructions to the heat source system 46 and/or cooking device system 82 (e.g., instructions or stages in the cooking recipe that are pushed or otherwise transmitted to the processor 58 of the heat source system 46).

[00277] As a further example, the cooking system 400 may not include one or more of the components, functionalities, and/or abilities discussed above with regard to cooking system 10 and FIGS. 1 A-B. [00278] Furthermore, although the processor 58 of the heat source system 46 has been described as performing the steps discussed above, any other processor in any of the other components of system 400 (or any of the components in FIGS. 1A-1B, 9, and 10) may perform one or more of the steps discussed above, in some examples. Additionally, the processor that performs the above described steps may be embedded in the heat source system 46 (or any other component of system 400). Alternatively, the processor may be temporarily docked with (or otherwise physically connected to) the heat source system 46, allowing it to be removed and docked with a different device. Also, the processor may be embedded or docked with an intermediary device that is in communication (wirelessly or wired) with the heat source system 46. For example, the processor may be a portable device in wireless signal communication with heat source system 46, or may be a device in direct signal connection to the heat source system 46.

[00279] Additionally, although the determination of a current position of the cooking device system 82 on a particular heat source 50 has been described above as being made based on current (or an electromagnetic field) detected by current sensors, the determination may be made based on any other type of information detected by any other type of sensor.

[00280] For example, as is discussed above, the measurement sensor(s) 304 may be one or more weight sensor (e.g., a pressure gauge, a strain gauge) that can detect a force or weight applied to a heat source system 46. As an example of this, when the cooking device system 82 is positioned on the front right burner, a measurement sensor 304 adjacent the front right burner may detect a force or weight applied adjacent that location. Following detection of the force or weight, the measurement sensor 304 may transmit an indication of the detected force or weight to the processor 58 of the heat source system 46. The processor 58 may then use this indication to determine that a cooking device system 82 was positioned on the front right burner. Further details regarding determining a position of cooking device system 82 based on force or weight are discussed above with regard to FIG. 10. Furthermore, the weight sensor may also be used to tell if the cooking device system 82 already contains ingredients (e.g., from the overall weight). This may allow the processor 54 to further determine if it can be expected to take longer to heat the cooking device system 82. This may be further beneficial when the pan heating rate is used as a second verification method.

[00281] As a further example, the measurement sensor(s) 304 may be one or more noise sensors (e.g., a microphone) that can detect sounds. As an example of this, when the cooking device system 82 is positioned on the front right burner, a measurement sensor 304 adjacent the front right burner may detect a sound consistent with that of a pot being positioned on a heat source 50. Following detection of the sound, the measurement sensor 304 may transmit an indication of the detected sound to the processor 58 of the heat source system 46. The processor 58 may then use this indication to determine that a cooking device system 82 was positioned on the front right burner. In some examples, such a determination may be similar to that performed based on a force or weight, as is discussed above with regard to FIG. 10.

[00282] As another example, as is discussed above, the measurement sensor(s) 304 may be one or more NFC sensors or RFID sensors that detect one or more wireless signals (e.g., Bluetooth signals) being transmitted from a cooking device system 82. As an example of this, when the cooking device system 82 is positioned on the front right burner, a measurement sensor 304 adjacent the front right burner may detect a wireless signal transmitted by the cooking device system 82. Following detection of the wireless signal, the measurement sensor 304 may transmit an indication of the detected wireless signal to the processor 58 of the heat source system 46. The processor 58 may then use this indication to determine that a cooking device system 82 was positioned on the front right burner. Further details regarding determining a position of cooking device system 82 based on a detected wireless signal are discussed above with regard to FIG. 10.

[00283] As another example, and as is also discussed above, the measurement sensor(s) 304 may be one or more motion sensors (e.g., accelerometers) that sense a motion associated with a heat source 50. As an example of this, when the cooking device system 82 is positioned on the front right burner, a measurement sensor 304 adjacent (e.g., at or near) the front right burner may detect the motion caused by the cooking device system 82 being positioned on the burner (e.g., the weight and force may slightly shake the platen or top surface of the heat source system 46). Following detection of the motion, the measurement sensor 304 may transmit an indication of the detected motion to the processor 58 of the heat source system 46. The processor 58 may then use this indication to determine that a cooking device system 82 was positioned on the front right burner. Further details regarding determining a position of cooking device system 82 based on a detected motion are discussed above with regard to FIG. 10.

[00284] As a further example, the measurement sensor(s) 304 may be one or more cameras that generate images (e.g., videos, photographs, etc.) of the cooking process. These cameras may be positioned in a location that allows the camera to view all or a portion of a heat source system 46 and its heat source(s) 50. For example, a camera may be positioned vertically above the heat source system 46, and may be pointing downward at the heat sources 50 of the heat source system 46. Following generation of one or more images, the measurements sensor(s) 304 may transmit an indication of the images to the processor 58 of the heat source system 46. The processor 58 may then use this indication to determine that a cooking device system 82 was positioned on the front right burner. Further details regarding determining a position of cooking device system 82 based on images are discussed above with regard to FIG. 10.

[00285] As a further example, the determination of the current position of the cooking device system 82 on a particular heat source 50 may be detected based on signaling. For example, power pulses may be applied in a timed sequence to each heat source 50. In such an example, the rise and fall of temperatures measured by a cooking device system 82 (e.g., measurements sensors 90) may be used to identify the location of the heat source 50 on which the cooking device system 82 is positioned. In the case of a gas range, such application can consist of energizing a spark or ignition source as gas flow is initiated, followed by a modulation of the gas flow to determine if the temperature of the cooking device system 82 rises and falls in proportion to the energy applied by the gas flame. In an induction range, radiant heat range, or an electric resistance coil range, the power or energy modulation in such waves or pulses is entirely electric. The energy pulse may need to be sufficient to produce a measurable change in temperature during a reasonable time frame, several seconds, but preferably less than a minute. The time frame for the expected temperature rise can take into account that the pan may be initially cold or contain a large quantity of cold liken that would slow the heating rate as compared to an empty pan. In some examples, such a method may be utilized after the identity of a cooking device system 82 is already known by the heat source system 46 (e.g., due to, for example, wireless communications), but the current position of the cooking device system 82 on the heat source system 42 is not yet known. In some examples, the rise and fall of temperature may also be used to determine the type of cooking device system 82 being used, particularly if it is associated with a particular heat source 50. Larger pans are expected to heat slower than a smaller pan, simply from the mass of metal that may be required to be heated. In such examples, the determination of the placement of the cooking device system 82, the type of cooking device system 82, and verification can be independent of sensing any movement of the cooking device system 82.

[00286] Additionally, although the determination of the identity of the cooking device system 82 has been described above as being made based on an instruction from the user (e.g., which causes a wireless signal to be initiated), the determination may be made based on any other type of information detected by any other type of sensor.

[00287] As an example, as is discussed above, the cooking device system 82 includes motion sensor(s) 204. In some examples, these motion sensor(s) 204 may detect motions that may be consistent with the cooking device system 82 being positioned on a heat source 50. As an example of this, the motion sensor(s) 204 may detect motions that indicate that the cooking device system 82 has been picked up, moved around, and then set down. Following detection of the motion, the measurement sensor 204 may transmit an indication of the detected motion to the processor 98 of the cooking device system 82. Similar to that discussed above, the processor 98 may then initiate a wireless signal that pairs the cooking device system 82 to the heat source system 46. Following reception of the wireless signal by the heat source system 46, the heat source system 46 may then utilize the wireless signal to determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 that has been positioned on the particular heat source 50, as is discussed above.

[00288] In some examples, the motion sensor(s) 204 may further be used to save power in the cooking device system 82. For example, if the motion sensor(s) 204 detect a lack of motion associated with the cooking device system 82 (e.g., during a fixed period of time), the processor 98 may be placed in a sleep or standby mode. Additionally, the processor 98 may also send advertisement packets less frequently (such as only when movement is detected again). As another example, if the motion sensor(s) 204 detect a particular movement of the handle (or a tap on the handle), that detected movement may be used to power down the electronics of the heat source system 46 and/or the electronics of the cooking device system 82. In the case of a gas range, the movement or tapping of the handle can be used to terminate the gas flow to end the cooking process.

[00289] As another example, the cooking device system 82 may include one or more temperature sensors that detect a temperature associated with a food item, as is discussed above with regard to measurement sensors 90. In such an example, the temperature sensor(s) 90 may detect when the cooking device system 82 (or a food item in the cooking device system 82) is being heated by a heat source 50 (e.g., which may occur when the cooking device system 82 is positioned on a heat source 50). Following detection of the temperature, the measurement sensor 90 may transmit an indication of the detected temperature to the processor 98 of the cooking device system 82. Similar to that discussed above, the processor 98 may then initiate a wireless signal that pairs the cooking device system 82 to the heat source system 46. Following reception of the wireless signal by the heat source system 46, the heat source system 46 may then utilize the wireless signal to determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 that has been positioned on the particular heat source 50 (and is thus being heated), as is discussed above.

[00290] As another example, the cooking device system 82 may include one or more other measurement sensors 90, such as electromagnetic radiation sensors (e.g., electromagnetic pick up coils) that detect electromagnetic radiation being emitted by a heat source 50, such as an induction burner or induction coils. These electromagnetic radiation sensors (e.g., in the form of a current pickup coil) may be positioned in the handle (or other appendage) of the cooking device system 82, the bottom of the cooking device 86, embedded in the material of the cooking device system 82, or any other location in the cooking device system 82. Furthermore, the electromagnetic radiation sensors may detect when the cooking device system 82 is positioned on a heat source 50 that it providing an amount of energy (i.e., electromagnetic radiation). Following detection of the electromagnetic radiation, the measurement sensor 90 may transmit an indication of the detected electromagnetic radiation to the processor 98 of the cooking device system 82. Similar to that discussed above, the processor 98 may then initiate a wireless signal that pairs the cooking device system 82 to the heat source system 46. Following reception of the wireless signal by the heat source system 46, the heat source system 46 may then utilize the wireless signal to determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 that has been positioned on the particular heat source 50, as is discussed above.

[00291] As a further example, the cooking device system 82 may include one or more other measurement sensors 90, such as NFC sensors or RFID sensors that detect one or more wireless signals (e.g., Bluetooth signals) being transmitted from (or adjacent) a heat source 50. In such an example, one or more (or all of the) heat sources 50 may each have NFC transmitters or RFID transmitters that broadcast (or otherwise communicate) one or more wireless signals that may be detected by the sensors in the cooking device system 82. The range of the transmitters may be short so that a sensor may only pick up the wireless signal when the cooking device system 82 is positioned on (or in) a heat source 50, in some examples. Furthermore, the transmitters may only communicate the wireless signal when the heat source 50 is activated, in some examples. Following detection of the wireless signals, the measurement sensor 90 may transmit an indication of the detected wireless signals to the processor 98 of the cooking device system 82. Similar to that discussed above, the processor 98 may then initiate a wireless signal that pairs the cooking device system 82 to the heat source system 46. Following reception of the wireless signal by the heat source system 46, the heat source system 46 may then utilize the wireless signal to determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 that has been positioned on the particular heat source 50, as is discussed above.

[00292] As a further example, the cooking device system 82 may include one or more other measurement sensors 90, such as noise sensors (e.g., a microphone) that can detect sounds. As an example of this, when the cooking device system 82 is positioned on the heat source system 46, the noise sensors may detect a sound consistent with that of a pot being set down. Following detection of the sound, the measurement sensor 90 may transmit an indication of the detected noise to the processor 98 of the cooking device system 82. Similar to that discussed above, the processor 98 may then initiate a wireless signal that pairs the cooking device system 82 to the heat source system 46. Following reception of the wireless signal by the heat source system 46, the heat source system 46 may then utilize the wireless signal to determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 that has been positioned on the particular heat source 50, as is discussed above.

[00293] Additionally, the determination of the identity of the cooking device system 82 may be made based on a wireless signal query initiated by the processor 54 of the heat source system 46. For example, following the detection of a cooking device system 82 being positioned on a particular heat source 50 (using one or more of the examples discussed above), the processor 54 may initiate a wireless communication with each cooking device system 82 located within the communication range of the heat source system 46. For example, the heat source system 46 may broadcast a query that asks each cooking device system 82 for its recent motion data (e.g., when the cooking device system 82 was last moved, when motion stopped). If the replies from the cooking device systems 82 indicate that only a single cooking device system 82 was moved and/or stopped moving at the same time (or within a time threshold) as when the presence of the cooking device system 82 was detected on the particular heat source 50, the heat source system 46 may determine that the single cooking device system 82 is the cooking device system 82 that was poisoned on the heat source 50. The heat source system 46 may then extract the device ID

(or other unique identification of the cooking device system 82) from the reply wireless signal received from the cooking device system 82, and may then use that device ID as the identity of the cooking device system 82 that has been positioned on the particular heat source 50.

[00294] In some examples, the method of correlating a detected position of a cooking device system with the identity of the cooking device system may result in one or more errors. For example, the heat source system 46 may be unable to determine the identity of the cooking device system 82 that was positioned on a particular heat source 50. As an example of this, the user may have forgotten to tap on the handle after the cooking device system 82 was positioned on the heat source 50. As such, the wireless signal may not have been received by the heat source system 46 within the threshold time period, which may prevent the heat source system 46 from being able to determine the identity of the cooking device system 82.

[00295] In such examples, the processor 54 may transmit an indication of an error in the cooking process. The processor 54 may transmit the indication of the error in the cooking process for display to a user. For example, a message informing the user of an error in the cooking process may be transmitted for display on the screen of the heat source system 46, or it may be transmitted for display on any other screen or device (e.g., a display built into an appliance, such as a FPD on a refrigerator or oven). The indication of the error may include any amount of information about the error. For example, the indication may include information that indicates that an error has occurred (e.g., "error"), information that indicates the type of error that has occurred (e.g., unknown cooking device system 82 detected), information that indicates what caused the error message (e.g., a message stating the user did not tap on the cooking device system 82), any other information about the error, or any combination of the preceding. The indication of the error may be a graphical message (e.g., a message displayed on the screen of the heat source system 46), an audible sound (e.g., a beeping noise warning the user), a mechanical message (e.g., a vibration of all or a portion of the heat source system 46), any other type of indication or manner of alerting the user, or any combination of the preceding. In some examples, the indication of the error may include a message instructing the user to identify the cooking device system 82 manually, or to re-position the cooking device system 82 on the same heat source 50 (or a different heat source 50) so that identification can be re-performed automatically.

[00296] In some examples, the processor 54 may additionally (or alternatively) transmit the indication of the error in the cooking process to the cooking device system 82. Such an indication may cause the cooking device system 82 to attempt to warn the user of the error. For example, the cooking device system 82 may generate an audible sound (e.g., a beeping noise warning the user), a mechanical message (e.g., a vibration of the cooking device system 82), a visual message (e.g., a warning light on the cooking device system 82 may turn on or blink), any other type of indication or manner of alerting the user, or any combination of the preceding.

[00297] As is discussed above, the correlation of a detected position of a cooking device system 82 (e.g., a cooking pan positioned on particular induction coils of an induction burner) with the identity of the cooking device system 82 may also allow the cooking system 400 to detect when the cooking device system 82 is moved (e.g., slid to another heat source 50).

[00298] For example, after the initial correlation, the heat source system 46 may know the heat source 50 (e.g., a particular set of induction coils) on which the cooking device system 82 is positioned. This known positioning of the cooking device system 82 may be used as a known starting point, allowing subsequent movements of the cooking device system 82 to be determined. In such an example, when the cooking device system 82 is subsequently moved (e.g., to a different heat source 50, such as a different set of induction coils, a different induction burner 48), the motion sensors 204 may be able to detect this movement. For example, the motion sensors 204 (e.g., accelerometer(s)) may track the cooking device system 82's acceleration over time, allowing the instant velocity to be calculated. Furthermore, the motion sensors 204 may also track or integrate the changing velocity over to time to determine the distance moved as well as the direction of movement. When these calculations are applied to the known starting point (discussed above), the motion sensors 204 (or processor 58) may be able to determine the new position of the cooking device system 82 (e.g., the new position after it was moved). Furthermore, the processor 58 may also be able to determine the new heat source 50 at which the cooking device system 82 is now positioned. In some examples, this determination of the new heat source 50 may be assisted by data (accessible to the processor 58) that indicates how far each heat source 50 is from the known starting position, and in which direction.

[00299] In some examples, the heat source system 46's ability to determine the new heat source 50 at which the cooking device system 82 is now positioned, may allow the heat source system 46 to correlate the identity of the cooking device system 82 with its new position (e.g., the new heat source 50), allowing for further tracking. Additionally, it may also allow the heat source system 46 to automatically energize the new heat source 50. For example, if the previous heat source 50 was providing a cooking temperature of 375°F to the cooking device system 82, the heat source system 46 may be able to automatically energize the new heat source 50 to provide that same cooking temperature of 375°F to the cooking device system 82. As such, the cooking process may be able to continue accurately, even if the cooking device system 82 is moved (e.g., accidentally or on purpose). Such tracking of the movement (and automatic energizing of new heat sources 50) may, in some examples, be utilized with induction burners that have tens or scores of very small coils (arranged in a matrix). This may allow multiple coils determined to be disposed under pan to be energized, and may further allow different coils to be energized if the pan moves or a new pan is placed on the range top or platen. In some examples, a smaller number of coils under the pan can be energized to provide very low levels of heat in such an induction range configuration.

[00300] Although the tracking of the movement of a cooking device system 82 is discussed above as occurring after an initial correlation has already been performed, in some example, the tracking may occur before an initial correlation. For example, the heat source system may be able to determine the initial starting point of the cooking device system 82 using various methods (e.g., triangulation using wireless signals), and then the heat source system 46 may be able to determine which heat source 50 the cooking device system 82 was positioned based on this initial determined starting point and the motion tracking performed by the motion sensors 204. The determination of which heat source 50 the cooking device system 82 was positioned at may then be used to perform the initial correlation of a detected position of a cooking device system 82 with the identity of the cooking device system 82.

[00301] As is discussed above, cooking system 400 may correlate a detected position of a cooking device system 82 (e.g., the identity of the heat source 50 that cooking device system 82 is positioned on or in) with the identity of the cooking device system 82, so as to allow for more accurate tracking. This process may be as simple and transparent to the cook or user as possible. In some examples, it may be as simple as the user picking up a pan and placing the pan on a burner, thereby allowing the identity of the pan and the burner to be determined, as is discussed above. This would allow the initiation of the cooking process and if desired, recipe guidance without further effort of the user. The user may then use the same range and place additional pans on different burners to start cooking different dishes or recipes, boiling water, and the like.

[00302] Cooking system 400 has been described above as utilizing various different methods and examples for determining that a cooking device system 82 has been positioned on or in a particular heat source 50 (e.g., determining the identity of the heat source 50 that the cooking device system 82 was positioned on or in), and also utilizing various different methods and examples for determining an identity of the cooking device system 82. Any one or more of these different methods and examples for determining that a cooking device system 82 has been positioned on or in a particular heat source 50 may be used with any one or more of these different methods and examples for determining an identity of the cooking device system 82. [00303] This specification has been written with reference to various non-limiting and non- exhaustive embodiments or examples. However, it will be recognized by persons having ordinary skill in the art that various substitutions, modifications, or combinations of any of the disclosed embodiments or examples (or portions thereof) may be made within the scope of this specification. Thus, it is contemplated and understood that this specification supports additional embodiments or examples not expressly set forth in this specification. Such embodiments or examples may be obtained, for example, by combining, modifying, or reorganizing any of the disclosed steps, components, elements, features, aspects, characteristics, limitations, and the like, of the various non-limiting and non-exhaustive embodiments or examples described in this specification. In this manner, Applicant reserves the right to amend the claims during prosecution to add features as variously described in this specification.