05651905 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 37 patents.

Disclosed is a new heating device for an appliance such as a coffee urn. Such device has a main heating element and a spaced-apart warming element, both of which are embedded in a common casting. The device may be mounted to and removed from an appliance as a single unit and when mounted, the main heating element is closer to the liquid container than the warming element. The elements are vertically spaced from one another and each element has flattened coil portions contacting one another. Such flattened portions minimizes the height of the device. The new device also has one or more "mounting points" for attaching auxiliary components such as a grounding wire and a thermostat, as needed.

Title
Heating device for a small appliance
Application Number
475457
Publication Number
5651905
Application Date
October 25, 1996
Publication Date
July 29, 1997
Inventor
Stephen A Bender
Brentwood
TN, US
Donald E Thies
Slinger
WI, US
Agent
Jansson & Shupe
Assignee
The West Bend Company
WI, US
IPC
A47J 3/44
H05B 3/06
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