07087872 is referenced by 47 patents and cites 13 patents.

An oven, is provided that includes multiple heat transfer means, including convection and microwave heat transfer means. The oven includes a cooking chamber, a blower and at least a shelf disposed within the cooking chamber. The shelf is designed to act as a food support as well as a conduit through which heated air passes into the cooking chamber. The microwave heating means comprises a microwave source and wave guide through which microwaves travel. The wave guide includes a plurality of openings through which microwaves can pass into said cooking chamber. In the preferred embodiment, the openings in the wave guide are positioned to correspond with the predetermined minima or maxima for the microwave wavelength propagating within the wave guide. An electric heating element may also be disposed within the cooking chamber to provide an alternative heating source.

Title
Multi-shelved convection microwave oven
Application Number
9/959178
Publication Number
7087872 (B1)
Application Date
April 19, 2000
Publication Date
August 8, 2006
Inventor
Robert W Foreman
Euless
TX, US
Carlos Bacigalupe
Carrolton
TX, US
Neal S Cooper
North Richland Hills
TX, US
John Robert Norris
Plano
TX, US
Michael J Dobie
Double Oak
TX, US
Assignee
Enersyst Development Center L L C
TX, US
IPC
H05B 6/80
H05B 6/70
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