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Publication numberUS2526166 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 17, 1950
Filing dateDec 24, 1947
Priority dateDec 24, 1947
Publication numberUS 2526166 A, US 2526166A, US-A-2526166, US2526166 A, US2526166A
InventorsSmith Carlos W
Original AssigneeSmith Carlos W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Grease collector
US 2526166 A
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Oct. 17, 1950 c. w. SMITH GREASE COLLECTOR Filed Dec. 24, 1947. 1

Inventor Car/0s W. Smith Patented Oct. 1 7, 195

-UNITED "STATES PATENT OFFICE GREASE COL ECTOR Carlos W. Smith, Springfield, Oreg. Application December 24, 1947; Serial No 793,606

4 Claims. 31. 98-115) This invention relates to new provements in grease collectors. and theprimary object of the present invention is to provide an attachment for the air ventilating pipe of a grill, so designed as to receive thenormal drippings of grease that fall from such an air ventilating pipe.

Another important object of the present invention is to provide a grease collector for the air ventilator pipes of grills which will function as a bafile to distribute the. air that is normally drawn or sucked into the pipeby an exhaust fan.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a grease collector for the air ventilating pipe of a grill that is small and compact in structure, and which may be quickly and readily applied to and removed from position relative to the ventilating pipe for convenient cleaning or the like.

A still further aim of the present invention is to provide a grease collector that is simple and practical in construction, strong and reliable in use, neat and attractive in appearance, relatively inexpensive to manufacture, and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which the same is intended.

Other objects and, advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which: Figure 1 is an elevational view of a conven tional grill including an air ventilating pipe and hood (shown in section), and showing the present invention applied relative thereto, and with parts of the present invention broken away;

Figure 2 is a to plan view of the present grease collector; and a Figure 3 is an enlarged longitudinal vertical' sectional view of the grease collector taken] substantially on the plane of section line 3-3 of Figure 2.

Referring now to the drawings in detail, wherein for the purpose of illustration, there is disclosed a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the numeral Ill represents an air ventilating pipe that is disposed over a conventional grill l2, which is provided with a suction fan (not shown) for drawing off the fumes or smoke leaving the grill from articles being cooked on the grill. Rigidly secured within the lower end M of the pipe I0, is the central annular flanged portion 16 of a hood or shield l8 having inclined walls 2!] and a central opening 22 that communithe grill l2.

and useful im- The numeral 24 represents the present grease collector generally, comprising a preferably hollo-w, conical body 26 havingan olpen lower end 28. Circumferentially spaced about the lower end ofthe body 26, and rigidly secured to the outer periphery of the body 26 are the outwardly turned end portions 30 of a plurality of upstanding support straps or arms 32, the longitudinal axes of which are spaced parallel to the longitudinal axis of the body '26. The upper ends of these arms 32 are turned outwardly to provide hook portions 34 that frictionally engage the upper edge 36 of the annular flange portion [6 to suspend or hang the body 26 in spaced relationship to the body It and within the shield l8.

Rigidly secured to the lower end 28 of the body 26, is an annular base or retaining plate 38 of a diameter greater than the open end of the body and also the opening 22 of the shield Hi. This plate 38 is provided with an upstanding annular flange portion Mlthat is spaced relative to the outer periphery of the body 26, to define an annular chamber or channel 12.

In practical use of the device, grease falling from the pipe ill will engage the outer periphery of the body 26 and will be conducted to the channel 42. It should be noted, that the body 26 is spaced relative tothe lower end Id of the pipe Ill, so that the plate 38 will function'as a bafile to distribute the suction or air effected by the fan mounted in the pipe l0 over a larger area than is normally prevalent without the use of such' a grease collector.

In view of the foregoing description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings it is believed that a clear understanding of the device will be quite apparent to those skilled in this art. A more detailed description is accordingly deemed unnecessary.

It is to be understood, however, that even though there is herein shown and described a preferred embodiment of the invention the same is susceptible to certain changes fully comprehended by the spirit of the invention as herein described and the scope of the appended claims.

Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

l. A grease collector comprising a hollow conical body having an open major end, a grease collecting trough embracing the major end of said body and including a bottom wall closing the major end of said body, and a plurality of hanger arms attached to and rising from said body and having terminal hooks.

2. A grease collector comprising a conical body, a base plate carried by the major end of said 3 body and having an upstanding flange embracing said body and spaced outwardly from the outer periphery of said body to define an annular grease collecting channel, and means for suspending said body in a substantially vertical position below the inlet of an exhaust, said means including a plurality of hanger arms carried by said body and having terminal hooks.

3. In a grill shield having an outlet conduit and an air ventilating pipe having one end embracing the outlet conduit; a grease collector comprising a vertically disposed conical body having a downwardly and outwardly inclined outer surface, a plate carried by the base of-said body and having an upstanding continuous flange spaced about the outer surface of said body to define a collection channel-to receive grease on the outer surface of said body, a plurality of upstanding arms carried by the body, and hooks 4. The combination of claim 3, wherein said conduit and said body are co-aXial.

CARLOS W. SMITH.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 642,469 Martin et a1 Jan. 30, 1900 1,589,831 Bartholomew June 22, 1926 1,827,956 Sharpe J Oct. 20, 1931 2,341,245 Sonntag Feb. 8, 1944 2,369,375 Sonntag c Feb. 13, 1945 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 11,637 Germany 1880 485,765 Great Britain May 25, 1938

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Referenced by
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US4584929 *Sep 12, 1984Apr 29, 1986Ab Bahco VentilationExhaust device
US4796601 *Nov 12, 1987Jan 10, 1989Shinpo Kabushiki KaishaSmokeless roaster
Classifications
U.S. Classification126/299.00F, 126/299.00D
International ClassificationF24C15/20
Cooperative ClassificationF24C15/20
European ClassificationF24C15/20