Patent application title: PEDESTAL STRUCTURE OF A GRILLER
Lucas Pai (Taichung City, TW)
IPC8 Class: AF24C1508FI
Class name: Stoves and furnaces stove legs base supports
Publication date: 2008-09-11
Patent application number: 20080216815
The present invention provides an improved pedestal structure of griller.
The pedestal structure includes a pedestal body, which includes two
lateral plates, a back plate and a bottom plate, forming an inner space
and a lateral open end. There is a frame, which is an integral square
frame body forming an upper/lower frame portion, and a left/right frame
portion. The frame is positioned fixedly onto lateral open end of the
pedestal body. With an integral square frame, the lateral plates of the
pedestal body assemble more robustly and stably. If the frame is provided
with two folded door panels, flush mounting and smoothness through
alignment of two door panels are enabled to suit demanding requirements.
1. A pedestal structure of a griller, said pedestal structure comprising:a
pedestal body, having two lateral plates, a back plate and a bottom
plate, and forming an inner space and a lateral open end;a frame, being
an integral square frame body forming an upper frame portion, a lower
frame portion, a left frame portion, and a right frame portion; said
frame being positioned fixedly onto said lateral open end of said
pedestal body said lower frame portion being assembled to said bottom
plate, the left and right frame portions being separately assembled to
said two lateral plates.
2. The pedestal structure defined in claim 1, wherein said frame is provided with at least a door panel.
3. The pedestal structure defined in claim 2, wherein said frame has a projecting lug arranged at a top and bottom thereof, said frame being provided with an axle hole, said door panel having a convex axle separately at a top and bottom thereof, said convex axle being insertable into said axle hole, said door panel being mounted to oscillate and to stop flexibly.
4. The pedestal structure defined in claim 1, wherein the left and right frame portions of said frame and said two lateral plates, or said lower frame portion and said bottom plate are fixed via a screw bolt.
5. The pedestal structure defined in claim 1, wherein the left and right frame portions of said frame and said two lateral plates, or said lower frame portion and said bottom plate are fixed securely with convex and concave portions.
6. The pedestal structure defined in claim 1, further comprising:a wheel body is placed at a bottom of said lower frame portion of said pedestal body.
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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
1. Field of the Invention
The present invention relates generally to a griller, and more particularly to an innovative pedestal structure of a griller.
2. Description of Related Art Including Information Disclosed Under 37 CFR 1.97 and 37 CFR 1.98
The existing large-sized grillers are typically comprised of a pedestal, a hearth, and cover. The pedestal is provided with an inner space for accommodating gas barrels and other roasting utensils, making it possible to form an aesthetically pleasing griller structure.
The main objective of the present invention is to provide an improved pedestal structure of the aforementioned griller. A typical pedestal structure is generally composed of two lateral plates, a back plate and front door. For the objective of convenient operation, the lateral plates of pedestal are made of metal sheets, and fixed securely with screw bolts. If the front door is a double-door version, two door panels shall be screwed separately into a forward part of two lateral plates. However, the disadvantages are found during application.
For example, since the lateral plates of the pedestal are fixed with screw bolts, the assembled portions of the entire pedestal cannot be positioned stably. In the event of external pushing and collision, or uneven ground surface, the square pedestal structure is prone to oscillate, thus creating a parallel distortion without desired structural stability. As two door panels are screwed separately into two lateral plates, the oblique lateral plates will lead to misalignment of two door panels without flush connection, thus affecting the appearance of the griller.
Thus, to overcome the aforementioned problems of the prior art, it would be an advancement in the art to provide an improved structure that can significantly improve efficacy.
To this end, the inventor has provided the present invention of practicability after deliberate design and evaluation based on years of experience in the production, development and design of related products.
BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
The enhanced efficacy of the present invention includes an integral square frame 20. The pedestal structure of the present invention now offers positioning components of better rigidity to two lateral plates 11 and bottom plate 13. So, the combination of lateral plates of the pedestal body 10 resist deformation against collision or an uneven ground surface, thus serving the objective of improved stability and durability.
The present invention also provides the frame 20 with two folded door panels 30. Flush mounting and smoothness through alignment of two door panels 30 is now possible to suit the demands of higher industrial applicability.
Although the invention has been explained in relation to its preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that many other possible modifications and variations can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS
FIG. 1 shows an exploded perspective view of the pedestal structure of the present invention.
FIG. 2 shows a partially enlarged perspective view of the pedestal structure of the present invention.
FIG. 3 shows an assembled perspective view of the pedestal structure of the present invention.
FIG. 4 shows a partially assembled sectional view of the pedestal structure of the present invention.
FIG. 5 shows a perspective view of the application of a complete griller comprising of pedestal and hearth.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
The features and the advantages of the present invention will be more readily understood upon a thoughtful deliberation of the following detailed description of a preferred embodiment of the present invention with reference to the accompanying drawings.
FIGS. 1, 2, 3 and 4 depict preferred embodiments of an improved pedestal structure of the griller of the present invention, which are provided for explanatory purposes only.
The pedestal A comprises a hollow pedestal body 10, which includes two lateral plates 11, a back plate 12 and a bottom plate 13, thus forming an inner space 14 and a lateral open end 15.
The pedestal A also has a frame 20, which is an integral square frame body forming an upper frame portion 21, a lower frame portion 22, a left frame portion 23 and a right frame portion 24. The frame 20 is positioned fixedly onto lateral open end 15 of said pedestal body 10. The lower frame portion 22 is assembled with a frontal side of the bottom plate 13, while the left and right frame portions 23, 24 are separately assembled with frontal side of two lateral plates 11.
The frame 20 is provided with at least a door panel 30, e.g. two folded door panels 30. A projecting lug 25 is arranged at top and bottom of the frame 20, and also provided with an axle hole 26. The convex axle 31 can be separately placed at a top and bottom of two door panels 30 for insertion into the axle hole 26, thus enabling two door panels 30 to oscillate or start/stop flexibly.
The left and right frame portions 23, 24 of the frame 20 and two lateral plates 11, or the lower frame portion 22 and the bottom plate 13 can be fixed via screw bolt 40. Referring to FIG. 4, the left frame portion 23 of the frame 20 and left lateral plate 11 are fixed via screw bolt 40.
The left and right frame portions 23, 24 of the frame 20 and two lateral plates 11, or the lower frame portion 22 and the bottom plate 13 can be fixed securely with convex and concave portions. Referring to FIGS. 1, 2 and 4, a square tube 27 is separately placed onto a bottom of left and right frame portions 23, 24 of the frame 20. A square groove 16 can be placed correspondingly onto the bottom of two lateral plates 11 for insertion of the above-specified square tube 27, thus enabling the frame 20 and two lateral plate 11 to be positioned more stably.
A wheel body 50 is placed at a bottom of the lower frame portion 22 of the pedestal body 10, meanwhile two wheel bodies 50 are also mounted at two rear corners at bottoms of the bottom plate 13 of the pedestal body 10, making it possible for pedestal A to slide and shift.
Additionally, the pedestal A of the present invention is only a bottom framework of the griller, as shown in FIG. 5. So, a hearth 60 is mounted over the pedestal A to form a complete griller.