US 9,810,436 B2
Dual inlet griddle/grill burner having multiple burner configurations
Timothy A. Mayberry, Saint Joseph, MI (US); and Kyle A. Walters, Benton Harbor, MI (US)
Assigned to Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI (US)
Filed by Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI (US)
Filed on Jul. 29, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/812,191.
Prior Publication US 2017/0030585 A1, Feb. 2, 2017
Int. Cl. F24C 3/08 (2006.01); F24C 3/12 (2006.01); F23D 14/04 (2006.01); F24C 3/10 (2006.01); A47J 37/06 (2006.01); F23D 14/06 (2006.01); F23D 23/00 (2006.01)
CPC F24C 3/12 (2013.01) [A47J 37/0682 (2013.01); F23D 14/045 (2013.01); F23D 14/06 (2013.01); F23D 23/00 (2013.01); F24C 3/085 (2013.01); F24C 3/10 (2013.01); F23D 2207/00 (2013.01); F23N 2037/02 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A grilling appliance comprising:
first and second fuel delivery ports extending from a grill housing;
a first burner element selectively connected to one of the first and second fuel delivery ports to define a single-burner condition;
a second burner element selectively connected to the other of the first and second fuel delivery ports to define, with the first burner element, a twin-burner condition;
an elongated burner element having two fuel inlets selectively connected to the first and second fuel delivery ports to define, when the first and second burner elements are removed from the first and second fuel delivery ports, a large-burner condition; and
at least one ignitor in communication with the first burner element in the single-burner condition, the first and second burner elements in the twin-burner condition and the elongated burner element in the large-burner condition, wherein the at least one ignitor is in a fixed position within the grill housing in the single-burner, twin-burner and large-burner conditions.