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Title:
SAFE STOVE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/028063
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A stove includes a stove chamber, a chimney, and a water heater couplable to the chimney. The stove chamber includes a body with an opening. The stove chamber includes one or more interchangeable reducers couplable to the body. The one or more interchangeable reducers includes an opening of a selected size. The opening is at least partially coverable by a door of a door assembly. The stove chamber includes a fuel tray. The stove includes a stand couplable to the body and configured to raise the body a selected height from a ground surface. The chimney includes a stove pipe with one or more sections and a flue cap couplable to the stove pipe. The water heater includes a water heater body and a spout couplable to the water heater body. At least one of the stove chamber or the water heater includes one or more insulation layers.

Inventors:
STICE, Coleen (17030 Lakeside Hills Plaza, #214Omaha, NE, 68130, US)
Application Number:
US2018/044670
Publication Date:
February 07, 2019
Filing Date:
July 31, 2018
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
STICE, Coleen (17030 Lakeside Hills Plaza, #214Omaha, NE, 68130, US)
International Classes:
A47J37/07; B21D39/03; E04F17/02; F23J13/06
Foreign References:
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
POULSEN, Matthew, A. (Suiter Swantz PC LLO, 14301 FNB Parkway Suite 22, Omaha NE, 68154, US)
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Claims:
What is claimed:

1 , A stove, comprising:

a stove chamber, comprising:

a body including an opening, wherein fuel is insertable into a cavity defined by one or more interior surfaces of the body via the opening;

a door assembly including a door, wherein the opening is at least partially coverabie by the door;

a fuel tray;

one or more interchangeable reducers, wherein the one or more interchangeable reducers are couplable to the body, wherein the one or more interchangeable reducers include an opening of a selected size; and

a stand, wherein the body is couplable to the stand, wherein the stand is configured to raise the body a selected height from a ground surface;

a chimney couplable to the stove chamber, comprising:

a stove pipe comprised of one or more sections; and a flue cap couplable to the stove pipe; and

a water heater couplable to the chimney, comprising:

a water heater body; and

a spout couplable to the water heater body;

wherein at least one of the stove chamber or the water heater include one or more insulation layers.

2. The stove in Claim 1 , wherein at least a portion of a pot is insertable into the chamber stove via the opening of the one or more interchangeable reducers, wherein the selected size of the opening of the reducer conforms to a size of the pot.

3. The stove in Claim 2, wherein the one or more interchangeable reducers includes a lip surrounding the opening, wherein the lip is raised a selected height above a top surface of the reducer and is configured to make contact with an edge of the pot.

4. The stove in Claim 1 , wherein a stove top plate is inserfable into the opening of the one or more interchangeable reducers, wherein the selected size of the opening of the one or more interchangeable reducers conforms to a size of the stove top plate, wherein the stove top plate is configured to support a pot,

5. The stove in Claim 1 , wherein the one or more interchangeable reducers includes one or more handles.

6. The stove in Claim 1 , wherein the fuel tray is at least partially insertabie into the opening.

7. The stove in Claim 6, wherein the door remains open while the fuel tray is inserted in the opening.

8. The stove in Claim 1 , wherein the fuel tray is couplable to the stove chamber proximate to the opening.

9. The stove in Claim 8, wherein the door is closeabie while the fuel tray is couplable to the stove chamber proximate to the opening.

10. The stove in Claim 1 , wherein the door assembly further includes:

a frame;

a latch assembly; and

one or more vents in the door,

1 1 . The stove in Claim 1 , wherein the one or more insulation layers include an insulation layer formed from ceramic.

12. The stove in Claim 1 , wherein the one or more insulation layers include an insulation layer formed from a refractory insulation material.

13. The stove in Claim 1 , wherein the one or more insulation layers include an insulation layer formed from one or more pieces of pumice.

14. The stove in Claim 13, wherein the stove chamber includes an inner shell configured to confine the insulation layer formed from one or more pieces of pumice to a selected area.

15. The stove in Claim 1 , wherein the stove pipe includes a first section and an additional section, wherein the first section and the additional section substantially conform to an L-shape when coupled together.

16. The stove in Claim 1 , wherein the stove pipe is insertable into the water heater, wherein wafer contained within the water heater is heated via heat from exhaust gases passing through the stove pipe.

17. The stove in Claim 1 , wherein the water heater further comprises:

a top plate;

a fill hole in the top plate, wherein a funnel is at least one of couplable to or insertable in the fill hole; and

a fiuidic coupler, wherein the spout is couplable to the fluidic coupler.

18. The stove in Claim 1 , wherein the stand comprises:

a platform, wherein the body is couplable to the platform;

a plurality of legs couplable to the platform; and

a plurality of supports couplable to the plurality of legs. A stove, comprising:

a stove chamber, comprising:

a body including an opening, wherein fuel is insertabie into a cavity defined by one or more interior surfaces of the body via the opening;

a door assembly including a door, wherein the opening is at least partially coverable by the door;

a fuel tray;

one or more interchangeable reducers, wherein the one or more interchangeable reducers are couplable to the body, wherein the one or more interchangeable reducers include an opening of a selected size; and

a stand, wherein the body is couplable to the stand, wherein the stand is configured to raise the body a selected height from a ground surface; and

a chimney couplable to the stove chamber, comprising:

a stove pipe comprised of one or more sections; and a flue cap couplable to the stove pipe;

wherein the stove chamber includes one or more insulation layers.

A stove, comprising:

a stove chamber, comprising:

a body including an opening, wherein fuel is insertabie into a cavity defined by one or more interior surfaces of the body via the opening; and

one or more interchangeable reducers, wherein the one or more interchangeable reducers are coup!able to the body, wherein the one or more interchangeable reducers include an opening of a selected size; and

a chimney couplable to the stove chamber, comprising:

a stove pipe comprised of one or more sections; and a flue cap couplable to the stove pipe;

wherein the stove chamber includes one or more insulation layers.

Description:
[0001] The present application claims the benefit under 35 U.S.C. § 1 19(e) of United States Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 62/539,404, filed July 31 , 2017, titled SAFE STOVE DEVICE, naming Coleen Stice as inventor, which is incorporated herein by reference in the entirety.

TECHNICAL FIELD

[0002] The present invention generally relates to cooking devices, and more particularly, to a safe stove.

BACKGROUND

[0003] A large percentage of the world's population cannot afford and/or do not have access to modern stoves, instead relying upon more primitive methods to cook. These primitive devices may be as simple as open-fire stoves including a three-stone fire (e.g. , a cooking pot balanced over a fire on a set of three stones having approximately the same height) or a stove constructed from a metal frame placed above an open fire.

[0004] Open-fire stoves can pose serious health risks. For instance, an individual who conies into contact with the hot surfaces may develop severe burns. In addition, the open-five stoves may vent into the home, releasing toxic emissions that may lead to health complications including respiratory problems and cancer. Further, open-fire stoves may also be dangerous to both people and property, as fire from an open-fire stove may spread by igniting items within a select proximity (including possibly the entire home) due to the open fire design.

[ooos] Open-fire stoves may also be inefficient. For instance, heat is allowed to escape into the surrounding environment, reducing the amount of heat available when cooking and requiring a user to gather more fuel (which may lead to increased deforestation in already-sparse environments. In addition, the surface temperature of the stove is difficult to maintain, resulting in uneven cooking and extremely hot surfaces. Further, only one cooking pot may typically be used at a time.

[0006] Therefore, it would be advantageous to provide a system and method that cures the shortcomings described above.

SUMMARY

[0007] A stove is described, in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, !n one embodiment, the stove includes a stove chamber. In another embodiment, the stove chamber includes a body. In another embodiment, the body includes an opening. In another embodiment, fuel is insertabie into a cavity defined by one or more interior surfaces of the body via the opening. In another embodiment, the stove chamber includes a door assembly. In another embodiment, the door assembly includes a door. In another embodiment, the opening is at least partially coverable by the door. In another embodiment, the stove chamber includes a fuel tray. In another embodiment, the stove chamber includes one or more interchangeable reducers. In another embodiment, the one or more interchangeable reducers are couplable to the body. In another embodiment, the one or more interchangeable reducers include an opening of a selected size. In another embodiment, the stove chamber includes a stand. In another embodiment, the body is couplable to the stand. In another embodiment, the stand is configured to raise the body a selected height from a ground surface. In another embodiment, the stove includes a chimney couplable to the stove chamber. In another embodiment, the chimney includes a stove pipe. In another embodiment, the stove pipe includes one or more sections. In another embodiment, the chimney includes a flue cap couplable to the stove pipe. In another embodiment, the stove includes a water heater coupled to the chimney. In another embodiment, the water heater includes a water heater body. In another embodiment, the water heater includes a spout couplable to the water heater body. In another embodiment, at least one of the stove chamber or the water heater include one or more insulation layers.

[0008] A stove is described, in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure. In one embodiment, the stove includes a stove chamber. In another embodiment, the stove chamber includes a body. In another embodiment, the body includes an opening. In another embodiment, fuel is insertabie into a cavity defined by one or more interior surfaces of the body via the opening. In another embodiment, the stove chamber includes a door assembly. In another embodiment, the door assembly includes a door. In another embodiment, the opening is at least partially coverabie by the door, !n another embodiment, the stove chamber includes a fuel tray. In another embodiment, the stove chamber includes one or more interchangeable reducers. In another embodiment, the one or more interchangeable reducers are coupiable to the body. In another embodiment, the one or more interchangeable reducers include an opening of a selected size. In another embodiment, the stove chamber includes a stand. In another embodiment, the body is coupiable to the stand. In another embodiment, the stand is configured to raise the body a selected height from a ground surface. In another embodiment, the stove includes a chimney coupiable to the stove chamber, !n another embodiment, the chimney includes a stove pipe. In another embodiment, the stove pipe includes one or more sections. In another embodiment, the chimney includes a flue cap coupiable to the stove pipe. In another embodiment, the stove chamber includes one or more insulation layers.

[0009] A stove is described, in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure. In one embodiment, the stove includes a stove chamber. In another embodiment, the stove chamber includes a body. In another embodiment, the body includes an opening. In another embodiment, fuel is insertabie into a cavity defined by one or more interior surfaces of the body via the opening. In another embodiment, the stove chamber includes one or more interchangeable reducers. In another embodiment, the one or more interchangeable reducers are coupiable to the body. In another embodiment, the one or more interchangeable reducers include an opening of a selected size. In another embodiment, the stove includes a chimney couplable to the stove chamber, !n another embodiment the chimney includes a stove pipe. In another embodiment, the stove pipe includes one or more sections. In another embodiment, the chimney includes a flue cap couplable to the stove pipe. In another embodiment, the stove chamber includes one or more insulation layers.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0010] The numerous advantages of the present disclosure may be better understood by those skilled in the art by reference to the accompanying figures in which:

FIG. 1 A illustrates a front perspective view of a safe stove, in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure;

FIG. 1 B illustrate a side perspective view of a safe stove, in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure;

FIG. 2A illustrates a front perspective view of a safe stove, in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure;

FIG. 2B illustrates a front perspective view of a safe stove, in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure;

FIG. 2C illustrates a front perspective view of a safe stove, in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure;

FIG. 3A illustrates a top view of a safe stove, in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure;

FIG. 3B illustrates a top view of a safe stove, in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure;

FIG. 3C illustrates a top view of a safe stove, in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure;

FIG. 4A illustrates a perspective view of a water heater for a safe stove, in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure; and

FIG. 4B illustrates a perspective view of a water heater for a safe stove, in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure. [0011] Reference will now be made in detail to the subject matter disclosed, which is illustrated in the accompanying drawings.

[0012] FIGS. 1A-4B generally illustrate a safe stove, in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure.

[0013] Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a stove configured for safer cooking. Embodiments of the present disclosure are also directed to more efficient cooking. Embodiments of the present disclosure are also directed to the heating of water via hot gases from the stove chamber.

[0014] FIGS. 1A and 1 B illustrate a safe stove 100, in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure.

[0015] In one embodiment, the stove 100 inciudes a stove chamber 102. In another embodiment, the stove 100 inciudes a chimney 120. In another embodiment, the stove 100 includes a water heater 130.

[0016] In another embodiment, the stove chamber 102 inciudes a body 104. In another embodiment, the body 104 includes one or more walls of a select thickness. For example, the body 104 may be cylindrical, such that it inciudes a single curved wail. By way of another example, the body 104 may be any three-dimensional shape known in the art. In another embodiment, the body 104 is hollow, including a cavity defined by at least one interior surface of the one or more walls. In another embodiment, the body 104 includes a bottom wall or cap of a select thickness. In another embodiment, the body 104 inciudes a top wall or cap of a select thickness.

[0017] In another embodiment, the body 104 inciudes one or more openings

106 that connect the cavity in the body 104 to the surrounding environment. In another embodiment, the opening 106 provides access to the cavity in the body

104. For example, the cavity may be configured to receive solid fuel including, but not limited to, tinder (e.g., grass, paper, or the like), kindling (e.g., twigs, sticks, branches, or the like), logs, firestarter blocks or pellets, or other solid fuel known in the art via the opening 106. By way of another example, the solid fuel within the cavity 106 may be ignited through the opening 106. By way of another example, the opening 106 may serve as an air inlet and/or air control, providing the burning fuel with increased and/or directed air circulation. In this regard, the cavity in the body 102 may reach and maintain high temperatures, allowing for reduced (or expedited) cooking times and more complete fuel combustion.

[0018] If is noted herein that use of a small fuel like twigs or branches may achieve a desired amount of combustion efficiency at a high temperature due to a combination of a good air draft in the cavity of the body 104, a controller use of the fuel due to the size, and a near complete combustion of volatiles.

[0019] In another embodiment, the stove chamber 102 includes a fuel tray 108. For example, the fuel tray 108 may be coupled to the stove chamber 102. For instance, the fuel tray 108 may be coupled to the stove chamber 102 such that the fuel tray 108 is at least partially inserted into the opening 106. In addition, the fuel tray 108 may be coupled to the stove chamber 102 at a position proximate to the opening 106 such that the fuel tray 108 is not inserted into the opening 106. In this regard, the fuel tray 108 may be utilized as a fuel shelf that provides support for solid fuel within the cavity of the body 104 and/or a place to store additional solid fuel.

[0O20] In another embodiment, the opening 106 may be at least partially covered by a door assembly 1 10. For example, the fuel tray 108 may be coupled to the stove chamber 102 (e.g., at least partially inserted into the opening 106) such that the door assembly 1 10 remains open while the fuel tray 108 is in use. By way of another example, the fuel tray 108 may be coupled to the stove chamber 102 (e.g., positioned proximate to the opening 106) such that the door assembly 1 10 may be closed while the fuel tray 108 is in use.

[0021] In another embodiment, the stove chamber 102 includes a stand 1 12. It is noted herein the stand 1 12 may be configured to position the stove 100 at a natural and comfortable cooking height for a user. In addition, it is noted herein the stand 1 12 may be configured to prevent fires and improve sanitation conditions by lifting the body 104 of the stove chamber 102 off the ground. Further, it is noted herein the stand 1 12 may position the body 104 of the stove chamber 102 at an elevated position out of the reach of small children, thus reducing the possibility the small children may be burned while the stove 100 is in operation. Further, it is noted herein the stand 1 12 may facilitate air circulation around the stove 100 and into the various chambers of the stove 100, allowing for improved combustion efficiency and/or cooling capabilities.

[O022] In another embodiment, a reducer 1 14 is couplabie to the stove chamber 102. In another embodiment, the reducer 1 14 includes a hole or concave portion configured to receive a pot, where the pot heats up as fuel burns. For example, the reducer 1 14 may include an opening in which the pot may be placed, such that the pot is heated by being at least partially surrounded by hot exhaust gases. By way of another example, the reducer 1 14 may include a stove top (e.g., a plate) upon which the pot may be placed, such that the pot is at least partially surrounded heated via hot exhaust gases heating the stove top from the underside. In this regard, the pot may be subjected to equal heat transfer around the circumference of the pot, thus leading to quicker cooking times.

[0023] In another embodiment, the pot may include an accompanying lid. For example, the lid may substantially seal a pot, such that a user may be able to use the closed pot as an oven, (e.g., for baking). In another embodiment, a seal may be generated between an edge of the pot and the top of the reducer 1 14. For example, the seal may include, but is not limited to, a synthetic gasket, a rubber gasket, a fiber gasket, or the like.

[0024] It is noted herein that the stove 100 may be provided with multiple reducers 1 14 sized for different pots. In addition, it is noted herein that the pot and/or the stove top may be removable from the reducer 1 14 to allow a user to clean the stove chamber 102.

[0025] In another embodiment, one or more handles 1 18 may be coupled to the reducer 1 14. For example, the one or more handles 1 18 may be rotatabie about an axis. By way of another example, the one or more handles 1 18 may be oriented in a fixed position. It is noted herein the one or more reducers 1 14 may be affixed (e.g., via pressure, friction, one or more fasteners, one or more locking assemblies, or the like) to the body 104 such that the stove 100 may be re-locaiabie via the one or more handles 1 18, In addition, it is noted herein that the one or more handles 1 18 may be coupled directly to the body 104.

[0026] In one embodiment, the chimney 120 is coupled to the stove chamber 102. In another embodiment, the chimney 120 includes a stove pipe 122. In another embodiment, the stove pipe 122 includes one or more walls of a select thickness. For example, the stove pipe 122 may be cylindrical, such that it includes a single curved wall. By way of another example, the stove pipe 122 may be any three-dimensional shape known in the art. It is noted herein the stove pipe 122 may be considered a flue, for purposes of the present disclosure.

[0027] In another embodiment, the stove pipe 122 includes one or more sections, where the one or more sections allow a user to assemble the stove pipe 122 as necessary to fit the needs of the spacing in the home. For example, the one or more sections may include a first section 122a and an additional section 122b, For instance, the additional section 122b may be set at a select angle. The select angle may be any angle to allow the stove 100 to include a "L-shaped" design, It is noted herein the "L-shaped" design may promote better air flow and result in a more efficient combustion of fuel by reaching higher temperatures while using less fuel. In addition, it is noted herein the "L-shaped" design may reduce the possibility of harmful emissions (e.g. , toxic smoke) into the surrounding environment. Further, it is noted herein the "L-shaped" design may be considered a rocket design, such that the stove 100 includes a rocket design combustion chamber, for purposes of the present disclosure. However, it is noted herein that the stove 100 is not limited to the "L-shaped" design, but instead may be in any configuration necessary to fit the needs of the spacing in the home (e.g., bends, curves, straight sections, or the like). Therefore, the above description should not be interpreted as a limitation on the present disclosure but merely an illustration.

[0028] In another embodiment, the cavity of the body 104 includes a chimney hole 126. In another embodiment, the chimney 120 is coupled to the body 104 of the stove chamber 102 via a chimney port 128. For example, the chimney port 128 may be coupled to the body 104 of the stove chamber 102, For instance, the reducer 1 14 may be configured to conform with at least a portion of the chimney port 128. !n another embodiment, the chimney hole 126 is coupled to the chimney port 128. In this regard, the chimney may provide a directed outlet for exhaust gases to escape the stove chamber 102.

[O029] In another embodiment, the chimney 120 includes a flue cap 124. For example, gases may travel from the chamber 102, through the chimney 122, and out the flue cap 124. In another embodiment, the flue cap 124 is extended through a ceiling or roof and into the environment surrounding a home or building. For example, the flue cap 124 may be fitted one or more or more covers or screens to prevent rain or the like from entering the flue cap 124. In this regard, gases which are typically trapped within the house when using an open-fire stove are instead directed away from the house, thus reducing the risk for fire hazards and health issues,

[0030] Although embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a single chimney 120, it is noted herein the stove 100 may include multiple chimneys 120. Therefore, the above description should not be interpreted as a limitation on the present disclosure but merely an illustration. 0031] In one embodiment, the water heater 130 includes a body 132. In another embodiment, the body 132 includes one or more walls of a select thickness. For example, the body 132 may be cylindrical, such that it includes a single curved wall. By way of another example, the body 132 may be any three-dimensional shape known in the art. In another embodiment, the body 132 is hollow, including a cavity defined by at least one interior surface of the one or more walls. In another embodiment, the body 132 includes a top plate 134 of a select thickness. In another embodiment, the body 132 includes a bottom plate of a select thickness.

[0032] In another embodiment, the water heater 130 is coupled to the chimney 120. For example, the water heater 130 may be coupled to the stove pipe 122. For instance, the stove pipe 122 may be inserted through the water heater 130. In addition, the water heater 130 may include a set of ports, and the stove pipe 122 may be coupled to the set of ports (e.g. , slide over or fit within the set of ports). Further, the water heater 130 may be coupled to an exterior surface of the stove pipe 122.

[0033] In another embodiment, the water heater 130 includes a spout 136 (e.g., spigot or faucet), where the spout 138 may allow a user to release water from the water heater 130. In another embodiment, the water heater 130 includes a funnel 138, where the funnel 138 may allow a user to pour water into the water heater 130. It is noted that the funnel 138 may function as a pressure release for steam buildup in the water heater 130. In addition, it is noted herein that the spout 136 and the funnel 138 may be separated by any angle around the water heater 130.

[0034] In another embodiment, water within the water heater 130 may be heated by the gases passing through the stove pipe 122. For example, heat may be transferred through a wail of the stove pipe 122 and into the water within the water heater 130. For instance, the water heater 130 may surround the stove pipe 122 within the cavity of the water heater 130 (e.g., cover a circumference of the stove pipe 122). In this regard, heating water within the water heater 130 may allow a user to sanitize the water in order to produce safe, clean, drinking water. In addition, the heated water may be used for bathing, washing, and other household uses. As such, household costs may be reduced, time spent cooking and cleaning may be reduced, and the use of resources may be increased.

[003S] Although embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a single water heater 130, it is noted herein the stove 100 may include multiple water heaters 130. In addition, the stove 100 may not include a water heater 130. Therefore, the above description should not be interpreted as a limitation on the present disclosure but merely an illustration.

[0036] FIGS. 2A-2C illustrate the stove chamber 102, in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure.

[0037] In one embodiment, the door assembly 1 10 includes a frame 200 surrounding a door 202. In another embodiment, the door 202 is held shut via a latch assembly 204, For example, the latch assembly 204 may include a bar rotatable against the surface of the body 104 about an axis around a pin through one end of the bar into the door 202, and a bracket on the frame 200 (or the body 104, where there is no frame 200) configured to receive the bar when rotated to a lock or close position. By way of another example, the latch assembly 204 may include a bar sl dabie against the surface of the body 104 through a bracket coupled to the door 202, and a loop or an additional bracket on the frame 200 (or the body 104, where there is no frame 200) configured to receive the bar when slid to a lock position or a close position.

[0038] In another embodiment, the door assembly 1 10 includes one or more vents or view windows 206, For example, the one or more vents or view windows 206 may be mounted on the door 202. It is noted herein the door 202 may include one or more slidabie bars configured to uncover the one or more vents or view windows 206 when the one or more slidabie bars is in an open position.

[0039] In another embodiment, the door assembly 1 10 includes one or more hinge assemblies 208. the one or more hinge assemblies 208 may be coupled to the door 202 and to the frame 200 (or the body 104, where there is no frame 200), In another embodiment, a hinge assembly 208 includes one or more pins. For example, the one or more pins may be removable such that the door 202 may be removed where additional access to the opening 106 is desired. By way of another example, the one or more pins 208 may be fixed in place within the hinge assembly 208,

[0040] Although embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to the fuel tray 108 and the door 202 being separate components of the stove chamber 102, it is noted herein that the fuel tray 108 and the door assembly 1 10 may be the same component of the stove chamber 102 depending on the axis through the one or more hinge assemblies 208 about which the door 202 rotates. Therefore, the above description should not be interpreted as a limitation on the present disclosure but merely an illustration. [0041] Although embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to the door 202 rotating about the axis through the one or more hinge assemblies 208, it is noted herein the door 202 may slide on one or more tracks. Therefore, the above description should not be interpreted as a limitation on the present disclosure but merely an illustration.

[0042] In another embodiment, the stove chamber 102 may include one or more additional openings and/or door assemblies configured to provide access to the cavity. For example, the one or more additional openings and/or door assemblies may be positioned so as to allow a user to remove fuel remnants from the cavity when the stove 100 is not in use. For example, the stove chamber 102 may include an additional door (not shown) on the bottom wall or cap of the body 104. In this example, the additional door (not shown) on the bottom wall or cap of the body 104 may allow a user to scrape out fuel remnants during cleaning of the stove chamber 102.

[0043] In another embodiment, the stand 1 12 includes a platform 210. For example, the body 104 may be positionable on the platform 210. By way of another example, the one or more wails and/or the bottom wall or cap of the body 104 may be coupled to the platform 210 (e.g., via one or more fasteners, an adhesive, an interlocking assembly, one or more welds, or the like). In another embodiment, the stand 1 12 includes one or more legs 212. For example, the stand 1 12 may include any number of legs required to provide a desired amount of stability to the stove 100 (e.g., provide a desired amount of force distribution via the legs 212. For instance, the stand 1 12 may include four legs. In another embodiment, the stand 1 12 may include one or more supports 214. For example, the one or more supports 214 may be coupled to the one or more legs 212 to provide a level of rigidity. For instance, the one or more supports 214 may include, but are not limited to, one or more rings, one or more bars, one or more cross-members, or the like. In another embodiment, one or more wheels may be attached to the one or more legs 212.

[O044] In another embodiment, where the reducer 1 14 includes a hole or concave portion Referring now to FIG. 2A, a reducer 1 14a includes an opening 1 16a configured to receive a pot 216, where the pot 216 may include an accompanying lid 218. For instance, the reducer 1 14a may include a lip 220 around the opening 1 16a that is raised a selected height above a top surface of the reducer 1 14a and is configured to make contact with the pot 216 (e.g., the lip 220 may make contact with an edge of the pot 216). In this regard, a user may be able to interact with the pot 216 with less possibility of injury.

[0045] Referring now to FIG. 2B, a reducer 1 14b includes an opening 1 16b configured to receive a pot 222, where the pot 216 may include an accompanying lid 224. For instance, the reducer 1 14b may not include the lip 220. In this regard, the pot 222 may be designed to allow a user to interact with the pot 222 with less possibility of injury.

[0046] Referring now to FIG. 2C, a reducer 1 14c includes an opening 1 16c and a fiat plate 226 that operates as a stove top. For example, the fiat plate 226 may be configured to fit within the size (e.g., diameter, or the like) of the lip 220. By way of another example, the fiat plate 226 may be larger in size (e.g., diameter, or the like) of the lip 220. For instance, the flat plate 226 may include one or more edges that overhang and make contact with a sidewail of the raised portion of the reducer 1 14c including the lip 220. In another embodiment, the stove top is configured to support a pot 228, where the pot 228 may include an accompanying lid 230. It is noted herein that the opening 1 16c is covered and/or closed when the flat plate 226 is installed within the reducer 1 14c,

[0047] It is noted herein the size (e.g., diameter, or the like) of the reducers 1 14a, 1 14b, 1 14c may be substantially similar, such that the reducers 1 14a, 1 14b, 1 14c may be swappabie and/or interchangeable. Further, it is noted herein the size (e.g., diameter, or the like) of the opening 1 16b may be larger than the size (e.g., diameter, or the like) of the opening 1 16a.

[0048] FIG. 3A-3C illustrate the stove chamber 102, in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure.

[0049] In one embodiment, the body 104 of the stove chamber 102 includes an outer casing 300. In another embodiment, the body 104 may include one or more layers of insulation. For example, the one or more layers of insulation may be utilized to keep the outside surfaces of the stove chamber 102 below 70°C. In this regard, the one or more layers of insulation may minimize the potential for burns to those in the proximity of the stove 100. !n addition, the one or more layers of insulation may more efficiently regulate and/or maintain the temperature within the stove chamber 102, thus allowing for faster cooking times and more efficient combustion of fuel.

[0050] As illustrated in FIG. 3A, in another embodiment, the body 104 of the stove chamber 102 includes an insulation layer 302 formed from ceramic. In another embodiment, the insulation layer 302 includes one or more wails 304 of a select thickness. For example, the insulation layer 302 may be cylindrical, such that it includes a single curved wail. By way of another example, the insulation layer 302 may be any three-dimensional shape known in the art. In another embodiment, the insulation layer 302 includes a chimney hole 306 configured to pass the smoke from the burning fuel to the chimney port 128. In another embodiment, the insulation layer 302 is hollow, including a cavity defined by at least one interior surface of the one or more walls 304. In another embodiment, the insulation layer 302 includes a bottom wall or cap 308 of a select thickness. In another embodiment, the insulation layer 302 includes a top wall or cap of a select thickness,

[0051] In another embodiment, the bottom wail or cap 308 operates as a separator for the stove cavity in the chamber 102, thus forming a fire chamber and a heat chamber (e.g., the cavity in the insulation layer 302). In another embodiment, the bottom wail or cap 308 includes a hole 310 connecting the fire chamber in the stove chamber 102 to the cavity in the insulation layer 302. For example, smoke from the burning fuel may enter the cavity in the insulation layer 302 through the hole 310, swirl around and heat the pot 216, 222 and exit the chimney hole 306. It is noted herein, however, that the insulation layer 302 may not include a bottom wall or cap 308 with the hole 310, and that the hole 310 may instead be in a separate plate upon which the insulation layer 302 sits. Therefore, the above description should not be interpreted as a limitation on the present disclosure but merely an illustration. [0052] As illustrated in FIG, 3B, in another embodiment, the body 104 of the stove chamber 102 includes an insulation layer 312 formed from a refractory insulation material. For example, the refractory insulation material may include, but is not limited to, ceramic fiber blanket, fire brick, or the like. In another embodiment, the body 104 includes the insulation layer 312 in addition to the insulation layer 302 formed from ceramic. It is noted herein, however, that the body 104 may be constructed to include only the insulation layer 312. Therefore, the above description should not be interpreted as a limitation on the present disclosure but merely an illustration.

[O053] As illustrated in FIG. 3C, in another embodiment, the body 104 of the stove chamber 102 includes an insulation layer 314 formed from pumice pieces. In another embodiment, the body 104 of the stove chamber 102 includes an inner shell 316, For example, the inner shell 318 may assist in keeping the insulation layer 312 formed from pumice pieces contained within the body 104.

[0054] In another embodiment, the inner shell 316 includes one or more walls 318 of a select thickness. For example, the inner shell 316 may be cylindrical, such that it includes a single curved wall. By way of another example, the inner shell 316 may be any three-dimensional shape known in the art. In another embodiment, the insulation layer 302 includes a chimney hole 320 configured to pass the smoke from the burning fuel to the chimney port 128. In another embodiment, the inner shell 316 is hollow, including a cavity defined by at least one interior surface of the one or more wails 318. In another embodiment, the inner shell 316 includes a bottom wall or cap 322 of a select thickness. In another embodiment, the inner shell 316 includes a top wail or cap of a select thickness.

[0055] In another embodiment, the bottom wall or cap 322 operates as a separator for the cavity in the stove chamber 102, thus forming a fire chamber and a heat chamber (e.g., the cavity in the inner shell 316). In another embodiment, the bottom wall or cap 322 includes a hole 324 connecting the fire chamber in the stove chamber 102 to the cavity in the inner shell 316. For example, smoke from the burning fuel may enter the cavity in the inner shell 316 through the hole 324, swirl around and heat the pot 216, 222 and exit the chimney hole 320. !t is noted herein, however, that the inner shell 316 may not include a bottom wall or cap 322 with the hole 324, and that the hole 324 may instead be in a separate plate upon which the inner shell 316 sits. Therefore, the above description should not be interpreted as a limitation on the present disclosure but merely an illustration.

[00S6] In another embodiment, the body 304 may include a channel 326 configured to couple the chimney hole 320 to the chimney port 128 through the insulation layer 312 formed from pumice pieces. It is noted herein, however, that the chimney port 128 may be extended through the outer casing 300 and be coupled to the chimney hole 320, such that the channel 326 is not necessary. Therefore, the above description should not be interpreted as a limitation on the present disclosure but merely an illustration.

[00S7] Although embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to the inner shell 316 being implemented with the insulation layer 314 formed from pumice, it is noted herein the inner shell 316 may be usable with the insulation layer 302 formed from ceramic and/or insulation layer 312 formed from the refractory insulation material.

[0058] FIGS. 4A and 4B illustrate the water heater 130, in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure.

[00S9] In one embodiment, the water heater 130 includes an outer casing 400. In another embodiment, the water heater 130 includes a fluidic coupler 402. For example, the fluidic coupler 402 may be a mount point for the spout 136.

[0060] In another embodiment, the water heater 130 includes a set of chimney holes 404 in the top plate 134. For example, the stove pipe 122 may pass through the set of chimney holes 404. For instance, the stove pipe 122 may be coupled to the top plate 134 after being passed through the set of chimney holes 404 (e.g., via one or more fasteners, an adhesive, an interlocking assembly, one or more welds, or the like). It is noted herein, however, that the water heater 130 may include a set of ports in place of the holes, and the stove pipe 122 may be coupled to the set of ports (e.g., slide over or fit within the set of ports).

[0081] In another embodiment, the water heater 130 includes a fill hole 406. For example, the funnel 138 may be coupled to the fill hole 406 (e.g., via one or more fasteners, an adhesive, an interlocking assembly, one or more welds, or the like). In another embodiment, the funnel 138 is coupled to and/or insertabie in the fill hole 406.

[0062] Although embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to the water heater 130 including one or more of the top plate 134, the fill hole 406, and/or the funnel 138, it is noted herein the water heater 130 may not include any of the components. In addition, it is noted herein the water heater 130 may only include the top plate 134 and the fill hole 406. Therefore, the above description should not be interpreted as a limitation on the present disclosure but merely an illustration.

[0083] In another embodiment, the water heater 130 may include one or more layers of insulation 408. For example, the one or more layers of insulation 408 may include, but are not limited to, insulation layers formed from ceramic, formed from a refractory insulation material, formed from pumice pieces, or the like. By way of another example, the one or more layers of insulation 408 may be utilized to keep the outside surfaces of the water heater 130 below 70°C. In this regard, the one or more layers of insulation 408 may minimize the potential for burns to those in the proximity of the stove 100. In addition, the one or more layers of insulation 408 may more efficiently regulate and/or maintain the temperature within the water heater 130,

[0084] It is noted herein that one or more of the outer casing 300 of the stove chamber 102, the inner chamber shell 316 of the stove chamber 102, the outer casing 400 of the water heater 130, or the inner shell of the water heater 130 may be fabricated from any metal known in the art. For example, the metal may include, but is not limited to, galvanized steel, stainless steel, cast iron, or the like. [0065] It is noted herein the stove 100 may be portable. For example, the stove 100 may be transported in one piece as a unit. By way of another example, the stove 100 may be broken down, transported into one or more pieces, and reconstructed upon arrival to the new destination.

[O066] Advantages of the present disclosure are directed to a stove configured for safer cooking. Advantages of the present disclosure are also directed to a stove for more efficient cooking. Advantages of the present disclosure are also directed to the heating of water via hot gases from the stove chamber.

[0087] One skilled in the art will recognize that the herein described components, devices, objects, and the discussion accompanying them are used as examples for the sake of conceptual clarity and that various configuration modifications are contemplated. Consequently, as used herein, the specific exemplars set forth and the accompanying discussion are intended to be representative of their more general classes. In general, use of any specific exemplar is intended to be representative of its class, and the non- inclusion of specific components, devices, and objects should not be taken limiting.

[O088] With respect to the use of substantially any plural and/or singular terms herein, those having skill in the art can translate from the plural to the singular and/or from the singular to the plural as is appropriate to the context and/or application. The various singular/plural permutations are not expressly set forth herein for sake of clarity.

[0069] The herein described subject matter sometimes illustrates different components contained within, or connected with, different other components, !t is to be understood that such depicted architectures are merely exemplary, and that in fact many other architectures may be implemented which achieve the same functionality. In a conceptual sense, any arrangement of components to achieve the same functionality is effectively "associated" such that the desired functionality is achieved. Hence, any two components herein combined to achieve a particular functionality can be seen as "associated with" each other such that the desired functionality is achieved, irrespective of architectures or intermedial components. Likewise, any two components so associated can also be viewed as being "operably connected", or "operably coupled," to each other to achieve the desired functionality, and any two components capable of being so associated can also be viewed as being "operably couplabie," to each other to achieve the desired functionality. Specific examples of operably couplabie include but are not limited to physically mateable and/or physically interacting components, and/or wireiessiy inferactable, and/or wirelessly interacting components, and/or logically interacting, and/or logically interactabie components.

[GOTO] In some instances, one or more components may be referred to herein as "configured to," "configurable to," "operable/operative to," "adapted/adaptable," "able to," "conformable/conformed to," etc. Those skilled in the art will recognize that such terms (e.g., "configured to") can generally encompass active-state components and/or inactive-state components and/or standby-state components, unless context requires otherwise.

[0071] While particular aspects of the present subject matter described herein have been shown and described, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that, based upon the teachings herein, changes and modifications may be made without departing from the subject matter described herein and its broader aspects and, therefore, the appended claims are to encompass within their scope all such changes and modifications as are within the true spirit and scope of the subject matter described herein. It will be understood by those within the art that, in general, terms used herein, and especially in the appended claims (e.g., bodies of the appended claims) are generally intended as "open" terms (e.g., the term "including" should be interpreted as "including but not limited to," the term "having" should be interpreted as "having at least," the term "includes" should be interpreted as "includes but is not limited to," etc.). It will be further understood by those within the art that if a specific number of an introduced claim recitation is intended, such an intent will be explicitly recited in the claim, and in the absence of such recitation no such intent is present. For example, as an aid to understanding, the following appended claims may contain usage of the introductory phrases "at least one" and "one or more" to introduce claim recitations. However, the use of such phrases should not be construed to imply that the introduction of a claim recitation by the indefinite articles "a" or "an" limits any particular claim containing such introduced claim recitation to claims containing only one such recitation, even when the same claim includes the introductory phrases "one or more" or "at least one" and indefinite articles such as "a" or "an" (e.g., "a" and/or "an" should typically be interpreted to mean "at least one" or "one or more"); the same holds true for the use of definite articles used to introduce claim recitations. In addition, even if a specific number of an introduced claim recitation is explicitly recited, those skilled in the art will recognize that such recitation should typically be interpreted to mean at least the recited number (e.g., the bare recitation of "two recitations," without other modifiers, typically means at least two recitations, or two or more recitations). Furthermore, in those instances where a convention analogous to "at least one of A, B, and C, etc." is used, in general such a construction is intended in the sense one having skill in the art would understand the convention (e.g., " a system having at least one of A, B, and C" would include but not be limited to systems that have A alone, B alone, C alone, A and B together, A and C together, B and C together, and/or A, B, and C together, etc.). In those instances where a convention analogous to "at least one of A, B, or C, etc." is used, in general such a construction is intended in the sense one having skill in the art would understand the convention (e.g., " a system having at least one of A, B, or C" would include but not be limited to systems that have A alone, B alone, C alone, A and B together, A and C together, B and C together, and/or A, B, and C together, etc.). It will be further understood by those within the art that typically a disjunctive word and/or phrase presenting two or more alternative terms, whether in the description, claims, or drawings, should be understood to contemplate the possibilities of including one of the terms, either of the terms, or both terms unless context dictates otherwise. For example, the phrase "A or B" will be typically understood to include the possibilities of "A" or "B" or "A and B."

[0072] Although particular embodiments of this invention have been illustrated, it is apparent that various modifications and embodiments of the invention may be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the scope and spirit of the foregoing disclosure. It is believed that the present disclosure and many of its attendant advantages will be understood by the foregoing description, and it will be apparent that various changes may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the components without departing from the disclosed subject matter or without sacrificing all of its material advantages. The form described is merely explanatory, and it is the intention of the following claims to encompass and include such changes. Accordingly, the scope of the invention should be limited only by the claims appended hereto.