Title:
Campfire cook
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A campfire grill designed for providing durability for all weather conditions, strength with added features of said support pipe and said grill assembly unit, adjustability of the said grill hoop with said through holes and said height adjustment pin, and ability to swivel said grill assembly unit on and off said campfire. Thus a user can safely prepare the families favorite campfire recipes on said grill with said features of The Campfire Cook.



Inventors:
Gurney, Mary Louise (Verona, WI, US)
Schultz, Robert Charles (Verona, WI, US)
Application Number:
10/945522
Publication Date:
03/23/2006
Filing Date:
09/20/2004
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
126/25AA
International Classes:
F24B3/00
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Primary Examiner:
BASICHAS, ALFRED
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MARY LOU GURNEY (VERONA, WI, US)
Claims:
1. A campfire grill, comprising: A support pipe with cold rolled solid steel end cap striking plug inserted 1 ½″ then welded to top of support pipe, (7) through holes located on support pipe for grill height adjustment, base of pipe's 45 degree beveled cut spike with (2) 4″ flat stock solid steel wings is inserted 2″ into support pipe, then welded to support pipe for added support A height adjustment pin inserted into said support pipe and said support collar: A grill assembly unit to be attached to said support pipe by sliding said support collar over said support pipe to desire said through hole, then inserting said height adjustment pin. Said grill assembly unit with flat stock side support panels, square tube body support stock panels, and grill hoop with (4) 1″ steel tabs welded inside of said hoop. At least (2) cold rolled solid steel handles, one welded onto said support collar, and one welded onto said square tube body support stock. Whereby (a) set-up of said campfire grill over a fire pit can be a 3-step process. 1-hammering said support pipe into ground by striking said solid steel end cap. Striking plug allows precise guidance into ground with said 45 degree beveled cut base on said support spike with said (2) 4″ solid steel wings. 2-slidding said support collar over said support pipe using said solid steel handle attached to said square tube support stock to desired said through hole. 3-slidding said height adjustment pin into desired said support collar and said through hole located on said support pipe. (b) ability to adjust desired cooking temperature with said (7) through holes and said height adjustment pin. (c) ability to swivel said grill assembly unit on and off campfire by using said solid steel handled located on said support collar. (d) an assured even cooking surface with said (4) 1″ solid steel tabs located inside said grill hoop. (e) said grill hoop precisely designed to hold said removable 21 ½″ top handled porcelain enameled finished round grill grate. (f) said user of said campfire grill can swivel said grill assembly unit on and off said campfire by using said solid steel handle located on said grill support collar, giving said user the advantage of adding or removing food without leaning over said campfire.

Description:

BACKROUND

This invention relates to cooking grills, specifically to campfire grills, having means that allows users to adjust the height to fit a wider range of cooking temperatures for favorite family campfire meals, and to swivel safely the actual grill assembly hoop on and off the campfire creating a much easier and safer way for outdoor food preparation. Home grills can be very heavy, dirty and extremely hard to pack when traveling to your Family's cabin or your favorite campsite you enjoy year after year. The Campfire Cook is lightweight, with a handle for easy horizontal carrying. The Campfire Cook would look great over the fire pit in your back yard. By storing the Campfire Cook at your cabin or in your motor home, no one will have to ask, “Did we pack the GRILL”. With the Campfire Cook's easy assembly the user will be preparing the families favorite campfire meals before they ask “What's for dinner”. Clean up is a breeze with the removable 21 ½″ round porcelain enameled finished grill grate with 2 top handles.

In conclusion, insofar as I am aware, no campfire grill formerly developed provides a more lightweight, yet stronger vertical and horizontal stability with the special features offered from The Campfire Cook's support pipe and grill assembly unit.

SUMMARY

The invention, an improved campfire grill made of steel, has a support pipe with a 1″ cold rolled solid striking end cap plug at the top for easier hammering into the ground, and a 45 degree beveled base with (2) 4″ solid steel wings for maximum vertical support when inserted into the ground. The (7) through holes located on support pipe along with the height adjustment pin allow the user to adjust the grill assembly unit to the desired cooking temperature. The grill assembly unit's unique support collar features a 3″×½″ washer located at the base allows for a flatter service for the grill assembly unit to swivel on and off the campfire. Flat stock steel side panels welded onto the support collar then onto a 1 ½″ flat stock rolled into a hoop, welded inside the grill hoop are (4) 1″ precisely spaced steel tabs which allows the round grill grate to fit snug into the hoop and provides an even cooking surface. For ultimate support, a square tube grill body support stock is welded onto the support collar then to the grill hoop. The grill assembly unit has (2) cold rolled solid stock handles, one is welded to the grill support collar, this allows the user to safely swivel the grill hoop on and off the campfire. The second handle is welded onto the square tube support stock and used when adjusting the grill assembly to desired cooking temperature. Both solid steel handles designed and positioned for sturdy lightweight carrying of the grill assembly unit.

Accordingly several objects and advantages of the invention are to provide an improved campfire grill, to provide means of increasing the safety, durability and sturdiness of a campfire grill while preparing your favorite outdoor meals, to provide increased freedom of the grill's movement while cooking, and to provide a more user-friendly yet economical campfire grill. Still further objects and advantages will become apparent from a study of the following descriptions and accompanying drawings.

DRAWNINGS

Pg. 1 is an AutoCAD perspective view of a grill assembly unit, height adjustment pin and support pipe constructed in accordance with the invention.

Pg. 2 is an AutoCAD based blueprint of the support pipe, displaying features and measurements.

Pg. 3 is and AutoCAD perspective right-side view of the grill assembly unit and a top-view of the grill assembly displaying the hoop, (4) internal steel tabs, and the top opening of the support collar, side support panels and the square tube support stock.

Pg. 4 is an AutoCAD based blueprint side-view of the grill assembly displaying dimensions and measurements of the individual parts.

Pg. 5 is an AutoCAD based blueprint top-view of the grill assembly unit displaying dimensions and measurements of the individual parts.

Pg. 6 is an AutoCAD based blueprint of the right-side view of the grill assembly unit describing material used for each individual part that makes up the total unit.

Pg. 7 I a perspective AutoCAD based blueprint of height adjustment pin with measurements and stock used in accordance with the invention. Part E side and top-view of square tube support stock with measurements. Part F shows flat stock with measurements used to roll into the grill hoop.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Pg. 1 is a perspective view of the complete Campfire Cook's (3) part unit, right-side view of the grill assembly, left-side view of the height adjustment pin and front-view of the support pipe with (7) through holes all constructed in accordance with the invention.

Pg 2 is a front perspective view of an AutoCAD blueprint of the support pipe describing the individual units, cold rolled end cap striking plug inserted into support pipe then welded to pipe which allows the user to hammer and guide the support pipe into the ground, the (7) through holes located on the support pipe each spaced 4″ apart allowing the user to adjust the height of the grill to desired heat temperature. Front-view of solid round stock spike w/45 degree beveled cut and (2) 4″ wings welded to spike for the ultimate penetration into the ground and for maximum vertical ground support. Total weight of the support pipe unit is 9 ½ lbs. All dimensions, measurements and materials are listed in accordance with the invention.

Pg. 3 is a side and top perspective view of grill assembly. Side-view allows a true look at the support grill collar and cold rolled solid stock handle welded at back of the support collar, this handle allows the user to swivel the grill on and off the campfire. Side-view also shows the flat stock steel side panels welded to the support collar and to the grill hoop. Top-view allows a perspective view of the grill's hoop with (4) internal steel tabs for placing the round grill grate on for an even cooking surface. Top-view also shows the square tube grill body support stock welded to the support collar and then to the grill hoop, you can also view the (2) cold rolled solid stock handles welded onto the square tube support stock which allows users to safely adjust the height of the grill to desired cooking temperature, this handle is also used for lightweight horizontal carrying of the grill assembly unit. Total weight of the grill assembly unit is 12 ½ lbs. All dimensions, measurements, and materials are listed in accordance with the invention.

Pg. 4 is a perspective right-side view of each individual part with dimensions and measurements that make up the grill assembly unit, all constructed in accordance with the invention.

Pg. 5 is a perspective top-view of grill assembly of page 3 showing dimension and measurements of each individual part that makes up the grill assembly unit, solid steel handle, flat stock steel panels welded onto support collar the to grill hoop, square tube support grill body support stock welded onto the support collar then to the grill hoop, on the said square tube support stock is the second solid steel handle, and the grill hoop with the (4) 1″ solid steel tabs. All constructed in accordance with invention.

Pg. 6 is a perspective view of grill assembly unit's part detail list and measurements for A-grill handles, B-grill support collar which slides over the support pipe then by inserting the height adjustment pin at desired through hole on support pipe, C-washer on bottom of support collar for a flatter surface which allows easier swivel action for The Campfire Cook. D-flat stock side support panels welded onto top-side of the support collar then welded onto each side of the grill hoop, E-square tube grill body support stock see page 7 of AutoCAD based blueprint for part details, F-flat stock used to create the rolled grill hoop see page 7 of AutoCAD based blueprint for part details, and G-(4) 1″ flat stock solid steel pieces welded inside of grill hoop which allows the 21 ½″ porcelain enameled finished grill grate with (2) top handles fit snug into the hoop for an even cooking surface.

Pg. 7 is a perspective view of parts detail list with dimensions and measurements for height adjustment pin, E-side and top view of square tube grill body support stock, and F-1 ½ flat stock that is rolled into a 1″-9 ¾″ outer circle then welded to square tube grill body support stock. This welded circle becomes the grill's hoop that holds a 21 ½″ grill grate.

While my above description contains many specificities, these should not be constructed as limitations on the scope of the invention, but rather as an exemplification of one preferred embodiment thereof. Many other variations are possible.

For example: solid steel hooks for holding hot pads or cooking utensils, varied sized attachable grill hoops for the coffee or vegetables. Accordingly, the scope of the invention should be determined not by the embodiments illustrated, but by the appended claims and their legal equivalents.

The Campfire Cook's building materials consist of cold rolled, solid, square tube steel, solid and flat stock steel. Assembled by welding each individual piece that make up the support pipe and the grill assembly, then sanded, polished and painted with black high heat up to 1200 degrees to assure the user many years of outdoor enjoyment.

REFERENCE LETTERS

  • A (2) The Campfire Cook's versatile handles.
  • B grill support collar
  • C 3″×⅛ washer w/1 ¼″ hole
  • D (2) flat stock steel side support panels
  • E square tube grill body support stock
  • F 1½″ flat stock (rolled into 1″-9 ¾″ outside circle) for grill hoop
  • G (4) ¾″×⅛″×1″ flat stock tabs
    Operation

In operation one uses the campfire grill in a normal manner with an outdoor cooks hot pad mitt when swiveling on & off the flames or when adjusting the height of grill assembly for exact cooking temperature. The user can, when desired increase or decrease cooking temperature by adjusting the grill assembly unit into on the (7) through holes located on support pipe.

The user can swivel the grill assembly safely by using the handle located on the support collar while building the fire or during cooking to add or remove food.

When the user wishes to install The Campfire Cook over a fire pit they can be assured of a 3-step process.

1) Hammering the support pipe into ground by striking the solid steel cold rolled end cap plug at top, the 45 degree beveled base was designed for straight, smooth ground penetration. The (2) 4″ solid steel wings on base of pipe were designed to enhance ground penetration and vertical support once in the ground.

2) Add your grill assembly unit to support pipe by sliding the support collar with washer on bottom over the support pipe to the desired through hole then inserting the height adjustment pin into the support collar and pipe which then locks the unit together.

3) Setting the 21 ½″ round porcelain enameled finished grill grate with (2) top handles into the grill's hoop fitting snug and even onto the (4) 1″ solid steel tabs.

When the user wishes to build a fire use the solid steel handle located on the support collar to swivel the grill away from the fire pit. The swivel feature also allows the user to safely adjust the height during cooking for the exact desired temperature.

When the user wishes to adjust the height of the grill for accurate cooling temperature use the solid steel handle located on the square tube body support stock, remove the height adjustment pin, guide your Campfire Cooks assembly unit to desired through hole and insert the height adjustment pin locking the unit together.