US 9,808,107 B2
Portable steam-producing apparatus and methods of making and using the same
Russell Christopher Baker, Columbus, GA (US)
Filed by Russell Christopher Baker, Columbus, GA (US)
Filed on Jul. 22, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/805,493.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/065,856, filed on Oct. 20, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0106252 A1, Apr. 21, 2016
Int. Cl. F24H 1/06 (2006.01); A47J 27/04 (2006.01); A47J 27/00 (2006.01); A47J 36/06 (2006.01); A47J 36/34 (2006.01); F22B 1/28 (2006.01); A23L 5/10 (2016.01)
CPC A47J 27/04 (2013.01) [A23L 5/13 (2016.08); A47J 27/002 (2013.01); A47J 36/06 (2013.01); A47J 36/34 (2013.01); F22B 1/28 (2013.01); A47J 2027/043 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A portable steam-producing apparatus comprising:
a water tank comprising a tank volume surrounded by (i) a tank bottom wall and (ii) four tank side walls extending upward from said tank bottom wall;
a tank lid attached to at least one side wall of said four tank side walls, said tank lid being sized so as to extend over said tank volume and enclose said tank volume when in a lid closed position, said tank lid having a tank lid volume surrounded by (i) an upper lid wall and (ii) four lid side walls extending downward from said upper lid wall;
at least one heating element positioned along a lower tank surface of said tank bottom wall, said at least one heating element being capable of heating a liquid positioned within said tank volume; and
one or more legs attached to said water tank, each of said one or more legs being movable from (i) a leg storage position in which a length of each leg is positioned along a leg storage surface of said apparatus to (ii) a leg use position in which each leg extends outward from said water tank,
wherein said tank lid is movable from said lid closed position to a lid open position while attached to said at least one side wall of said four tank side walls.