Patent Number: 6,167,196

Title: Radiant electric heating appliance

Abstract: A portable electric space heater having a power cord with a male electrical plug and having easily replaceable quartz heating elements so that an unskilled person can remove and replace a heating element with a minimum of time, tools and skill. The heating elements are removably mounted by sockets within the heater housing behind a grill. One edge of the grill is pivotally connected to the housing and an opposite edge is connected to the housing by a latch member formed on the grill. Access to the heating elements can be obtained by unlatching the grill using the male plug as a tool.

Inventors: Huggins, Jr.; Charles A. (Springfield, OH), Kaplanis; Kostas (Urbana, OH), Smith; Barry W. (Centerville, OH), McGrain; Larry L. (Urbana, OH), Johnson; James B. (Urbana, OH), Mills; Thomas H. (Urbana, OH)

Assignee: The W. B. Marvin Manufacturing Company

International Classification: H05B 3/44 (20060101); H05B 3/42 (20060101); F21V 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017