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Air frying systems and methods

An air frying system including a housing defining an inner chamber, a food basket removably positionable within the inner chamber, the food basket comprising a shell with first and second ends, a first cap attached to the shell at the first end, and a second cap removably attached to the second end of the shell, and a handle assembly adjacent to the first cap at the first end of the shell. The handle assembly includes a tray having an outer periphery and at least one handle extending from the outer periphery of the tray, wherein at least one of the handles is positioned outside the inner chamber of the housing when the food basket is positioned within the inner chamber of the housing. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

Housing for removable lock core

A housing configured to accept a rekeyable lock core for use in lockable enclosures. The housing is configured to use a lock core that is designed for deadbolt and door lever/knob operation. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

Fluid heating appliance

A coffeemaker generally includes a reservoir and a flow control system for regulating a flow of water from the reservoir. The flow control system has a thin-film heating element that defines at least a portion of a heating conduit in which water is heated.. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

Aquarium filter assembly, components thereof, and methods

An aquarium filter cartridge includes a frame and a media pack attached to the frame. The frame includes recessed sections along the sides. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

Portable steam generator base for iron

A portable steam generator includes a steam generator base including a water reservoir and a steam generation unit that is operatively fluidly connected with the water reservoir for water supply to the steam generation unit. The portable steam generator also includes an iron including a sole plate with openings so that steam can pass through the sole plate. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

Showerhead engine for rotating spray

A showerhead engine includes a first plate joined to a second plate with a cavity therebetween. Water enters the cavity through an angled hole in the first plate and flows in a swirling motion about the central axis. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

Push to lock and unlock door lock

A door locking mechanism is contained within a cartridge for use with a tubular style door lock. The cartridge activates and deactivates the door lock with a manual depression of a push button. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

Swirl pot shower head engine

A showerhead engine internally swirls water within a swirling chamber. Multiple swirling chambers may be used, each separated from one another. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

Cooking device

A cooking device is disclosed which combines a flat griddle surface and a ribbed grill surface within the same plate structure so that multiple types of food can be cooked simultaneously by the same cooking device. In one example, the cooking device has a central flat cooking surface and two adjacent side ribbed grill surfaces that extend at a sloped or downward angle from the flat cooking surface. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

Apparatus and method for brewing beverages

Apparatus and methods are provided for brewing a beverage from precursor particulates. The apparatus comprises a liquid delivery system for delivering liquid into a brewing basket. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

Smart lock for home automation

An electronic lock may be used to monitor and control access throughout a home. The electronic lock is preferably mounted to a main enter/exit door on the home as this provides a good point of contact for users entering and leaving the home. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

Time-release tablet and methods

A time-release composition and method of making and using the time-release composition. The time-release composition may include an active ingredient that is useful in deterring unwanted growth, such as bacterial and fungal growth, in high-flow water environments. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

Heat distribution member and vents for toaster oven

A heating appliance includes a housing defining a food product compartment having at least a front door and a rear wall opposite the front door. The heating appliance also includes a rack configured to support a food product within the food product compartment. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

Container and blade arrangement for food preparation appliance

A food preparation appliance has a base, a blade member rotatable in a direction of rotation, and a container with a closed bottom, an open top and a tubular sidewall together defining an interior space of the container. The top of the container is configured for releasable connection with the base, with the blade member disposed within the interior space of the container. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

02/22/18 / #20180049593

Container and blade arrangement for food preparation appliance

A food preparation appliance has a base, a blade member rotatable in a direction of rotation, and a container with a closed bottom, an open top and a tubular sidewall together defining an interior space of the container. The top of the container is configured for releasable connection with the base, with the blade member disposed within the interior space of the container. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

02/15/18 / #20180042352

Hair styling apparatus having dual switch and lock actuator

In a hair styling apparatus a heating assembly is operable to apply heat to hair. First and second arms are hingedly connected for selective movement relative to each other between an opened configuration and a closed configuration of the hair styling apparatus. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

02/08/18 / #20180035698

Air frying systems and methods

An air frying system including a housing defining an inner chamber, a food container positioned in the inner chamber, an air heating and circulation system in communication with the food container, and a steam supply and circulation system in communication with the food container, wherein the air heating and circulation system and the steam supply and circulation system are independently controllable for cooking a food product in the food container.. . ... Spectrum Brands Inc

01/25/18 / #20180026237

Feedthrough device

In a feedthrough device and method of assembly thereof, a body has longitudinally spaced first and second end faces and an inner surface defining a longitudinally extending opening. A conductor extends within the opening and an insulator extends within the opening transversely intermediate the conductor and the inner surface of the body to insulate the conductor from the body. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013133

Alkaline cell with improved reliability and discharge performance

A negative electrode for an alkaline battery cell which includes zinc-based particles, wherein less than 20% of the zinc-based particles, by weight relative to the total zinc in the electrode, have a particle size of greater than about 150 micrometers, is provided. An alkaline electrochemical cell that includes the negative electrode and a method for reducing the gassing of the electrochemical cell is also provided.. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013116

Hearing aid battery packaging

A battery package includes a card, a cover attached to the card, and a tray positioned between the card and the cover. The cover includes a body having an opening and a door with the door movable between an open position to provide access to the opening and a closed position in which the door closes the opening. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005097

Passive rfid door lock

An electronic or non-electronic lockset with a passive rfid tag operating methods and system is described herein. The passive rfid tag is affixed to or near the lockset. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

12/28/17 / #20170367545

Towel bar with integrated robe hook

A towel bar includes a retractable and extendable robe hook. The robe hook may be formed in a wall-mounted first base joined by a towel bar to a wall-mounted second base. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

12/21/17 / #20170365830

Alkaline electrochemical cell with improved anode and separator components

An alkaline electrochemical cell includes a cathode, an anode which includes an anode active material, and a non-conductive separator disposed between the cathode and the anode, wherein from about 20% to about 50% by weight of the anode active material relative to a total amount of anode active material has a particle size of less than about 75 μm, and wherein the separator includes a unitary, cylindrical configuration having an open end, a side wall, and integrally formed closed end disposed distally to the open end.. . ... Spectrum Brands Inc

12/21/17 / #20170362856

Strike plate with bolt sensing feature

A sensor assembly includes a sensor located within an opening formed in a strike box of the strike assembly. The sensor, which could be an optical, mechanical, continuity, inductive, ultrasonic, and/or mechanical sensor, is configured to detect whether the bolt of the bolt assembly is encompassed by the strike box. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343205

Illuminating fixture and method of same

An illuminating fixture includes forming a hub body, the hub body formed to include a cavity and an opening extending through an end of the hub body. The fixture further includes a mounting plate configured to be secured to the end of the hub body with the opening, and the mounting plate is configured to secure the hub body to an external surface. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335597

Door handle adapter with hidden fastener

A door handle may be mounted to a door with concealed fasteners. The fasteners do not engage the door itself, but rather engage a top plate that is mounted to the door. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321876

Flashlight with bottle opener

A flashlight, or portable light source, that has a light source at one end and a bottle opener at the second end. The bottle opener may be secured to the body of the flashlight in a permanent or removable manner. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

10/05/17 / #20170284131

Deadbolt touch panel for keyless entry

A touch screen electronic deadbolt includes a planar, exterior touch panel with a touch overlay for receiving tactile input for entry of an access code to engage and disengage a deadbolt. The touch panel is contained within a housing cavity of a rectilinear housing. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

09/28/17 / #20170275860

Electronic faucet with spatial orientation control system

A faucet is provided that electronically controls the flow volume and temperature of water being dispensed. The faucet illustratively includes a faucet body and a faucet handle. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252710

Helical beater mixer

The unique shape of the helical beater described herein not only achieves higher mixing performance but also power efficiency. By using high strength plastics instead of metal, the improved helical beater design described herein will lower or fix material and manufacturing costs and will provide a better method of controlling the geometry of the beater body.. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251880

Inline spiralizing food processor

The invention described herein is directed to an inline spiral cutting food processor that includes a motor that rotates an upper positioned disc with a blade assembly by means of a belt or gear assembly or mechanism. The entrance and exit chute are fixed and positioned in-line with the axis of rotation of the blade supporting disc member. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

08/24/17 / #20170244106

A buckling resistant current collector

A wire mesh including a warp which includes a first nickel alloy wire having a first peak tensile strength; and a weft which includes a wire including nickel having a second peak tensile strength, wherein the first peak tensile strength is greater than or equal to the second peak tensile strength, is provided. A current collector and a zinc-air battery that includes the wire mesh are also provided.. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

08/24/17 / #20170238566

Compact smoker

The smoker device disclosed herein provides a small profile device with more control than existing technologies for both cold smoking and smoking in an electric or compact grill. One of the main advantages of the design disclosed herein is a dual concentric or nesting fuel/housing dual structure that allows for adjusting the amount of smoke or aroma that a user wants the smoker device to emit during the smoking process.. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

08/17/17 / #20170237134

Zinc-air battery surfactants

A zinc-air battery includes an air cathode, a zinc anode, and an electrolyte, wherein the electrolyte includes an amphoteric fluorosurfactant.. . ... Spectrum Brands Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224170

Anti-cavitation food blender or processor

An improved blender or food processor is provided that moves a blade translationally in the vertical plane while another blade or blade assembly rotates in the horizontal plane to stop the blender from cavitating the contents while blending viscous fluids (an air pocket from forming around the cutting blades or forming a vortex or a disruptive vacuum). Both actions of rotating the lower blades and translationally moving the upper blade are done simultaneously using one motor. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218659

Privacy lock

A privacy lock assembly and method of operation are provided. The lock assembly has a push button offset from the central axis of the lock assembly for locking and unlocking the assembly. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198501

Reversible non-handed latch

A latch assembly with a first mounting plate and a second mounting plate. The assembly includes a first latch holder extending from the first mounting plate. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198496

Electronic lock with door orientation sensing

Door sensor hardware is provided that automatically senses the orientation of a door. The door sensor hardware includes electronic circuitry and sensor(s). ... Spectrum Brands Inc

07/06/17 / #20170194758

One-piece connector for lock assembly and method of same

A unitary connector assembly for a lock assembly and method of using same. The connector assembly includes at least two types of connectors. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

06/29/17 / #20170181449

Pizzle stick kabob pet treat

A process for making pet food treats including a base material, the treats themselves and a processing system for making the treats. The auxiliary ingredients are combined to form a foodstuffs mixture. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

06/29/17 / #20170181448

Vegetable and fruit kabob pet treat

A composition and process for making pet food treats is described herein. Auxiliary ingredients are combined to form a plant mixture. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

06/29/17 / #20170181447

Pet treat

A composition and process for making pet food treats is described herein. Auxiliary ingredients are combined to form a meat mixture. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

06/15/17 / #20170164777

Induction cooktop

An induction cooktop includes a housing defining a cavity, an inner induction coil positioned within the cavity and having a first shape, and an outer induction coil circumscribing the inner induction coil within the cavity and having a second shape different from the first shape of the inner induction coil.. . ... Spectrum Brands Inc

06/15/17 / #20170164708

Temperature control system and method for hair styling apparatus

In a hair styling apparatus and method, a first arm has a heating element and a contact plate heatable by the heating element and having a hair-contact surface. At least one temperature sensor is configured to sense a temperature of the heating element. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

06/01/17 / #20170152679

Electronic lock with misalignment scoring system

An electronic lock with a lock assembly that includes a bolt movable between an extended position and a retracted position. The electronic lock includes a motor configured to drive the bolt between the extended position and the retracted position. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

05/11/17 / #20170135159

Wirelessly operable slow cooker

A wirelessly operable slow cooker for cooking food products includes a wireless communication device. A computing device, such as a smartphone, can wirelessly communicate with the slow cooker to control and monitor the slow cooker.. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

05/04/17 / #20170122002

Privacy lock

A privacy lock assembly and method of operation are provided. The lock assembly has a push button offset from the central axis of the lock assembly for locking and unlocking the assembly. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120467

Hair grooming appliance

In a hair grooming appliance, a head is detachably mountable on a handle having a motor and a receptacle configured to receive at least a portion of the head therein when the head is mounted on the handle with the head in operative connection with the motor. The handle has a first attachment member positioned at least partially within the receptacle and arranged to detachably engage the head when the at least a portion of the head is inserted into the receptacle and a second attachment member positioned at least partially within the receptacle and arranged to engage the head when the at least a portion of the head is inserted into the receptacle. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

04/20/17 / #20170105578

Food processor spiral cutting attachment

The invention described herein is directed to a spiral cutting attachment and more generally to a food cutting assembly that is configured to fit inside most standard food processing machines to not only substitute standalone blades but also to provide a catch bowl for the processed or cut food that is easily removable from the main food processing bowl or jar. In one particular embodiment, the food cutting assembly is configured to generate spiral or helical food from vegetables.. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

04/13/17 / #20170101766

Faucet with auto-fill feature

A kitchen faucet is provided that automatically fills a vessel up to a user-specified level without regard to a specific volume. The faucet illustratively includes a faucet body and a spray head that can be detached from the faucet body, such as a pull-down or pull-out faucet. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

03/16/17 / #20170071156

Universal handle, grooming tool or hair collection tools, and methods of use

A system includes a universal handle and a variety of tools selectively secured within the handle. The tools can be tools for grooming or collecting hair, and are especially useful with animals such as household pets. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051534

Electro-mechanical locks with bezel turning function

The present disclosure provides an electro-mechanical lock assembly which illustratively includes a motor, a gear, a driver, a torque member, a housing, and a bezel. The motor is operable upon selective input. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

02/16/17 / #20170044799

Low profile deadbolt

A deadbolt assembly with a latch assembly and a lock cylinder. The deadbolt assembly includes a first torque blade longitudinally extending along a first axis and a second torque blade longitudinally extending along a second axis. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

02/02/17 / #20170027381

Cooking appliance with direct contact cooking grate

In a cooking appliance, the appliance generally includes at least one cooking grate having a first rail, a second rail, and a plurality of rods extending between the first and second rails in spaced relationship with each other, each of the plurality of rods having a respective heating element such that the at least one cooking grate facilitates directly contacting a food product with a plurality of the heating elements during cooking.. . ... Spectrum Brands Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020334

Multipurpose electric cooking grill

A multipurpose electric cooking grill includes one or more electrical heating elements for cooking food products. In one configuration the cooking grill is configured for indoor and outdoor use. ... Spectrum Brands Inc

01/19/17 / #20170013998

Cooking device with cooking insert

A cooking insert for use with a cooking device may include a lower cooking plate and an upper cooking plate connected to the lower plate with a floating hinge, with the lower plate having a plurality of ribs formed on an upper surface thereof. The insert may include a base member having a first portion and a second portion, with the first portion defining a cooking surface. ... Spectrum Brands Inc








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