Patent Number: 6,294,994

Title: Appliance attendance monitoring apparatus

Abstract: An attendance monitoring apparatus is provided for an appliance, such as an electrical appliance, and includes a housing and a motion sensor assembly contained in the housing. A timer assembly is electrically connected to the motion sensor assembly, and an alarm assembly is electrically connected to the timer assembly. The timer assembly is adjustable for selecting a range of predetermined time intervals. Optionally, a current controller is electrically connected to the timer assembly. The current controller controls electric power to the appliance, such as an electric stove. The attendance monitoring apparatus of the invention signals a person with an audible alarm when the person has not attended to the electric stove for a predetermined period of time. Optionally, the attendance monitoring apparatus can turn off electrical power to the stove under these conditions. In this way, the attendance monitoring apparatus of the invention increases an operator's freedom and electric stove safety when the stove is in use. As a result, the attendance monitoring apparatus can prevent fires and save lives.

Inventors: Hoellerich; Wendy (Adams, MA)

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International Classification: F24C 7/08 (20060101); G08B 021/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018