Patent Number: 7,422,010

Title: Cooking stove

Abstract: A cooking stove that prevents a burner from being ignited when a touch switch shifts from a non-sensing to a sensing state. An operation portion having a touch switch is provided on a glass top plate of a cooking stove main body which accommodates burners. The touch switch allowing a user to give instruction on actuation and stoppage of the burners and sensing an object that contacts or approaches the top surface of the glass to plate. Heating control means for determining whether the touch switch is on (a sensing state) or off (a non-sensing state) to control actuation of the heating means. While the burner is at a stop, when the touch switch is turned on and then off again, the heating control means ignites the burner. While the burner is in operation, when the touch switch is turned on, the heating control means extinguishes the burner.

Inventors: Gama; Atsuhito (Nagoya, JP), Hata; Shinichiro (Nagoya, JP), Yamada; Hiroyuki (Nagoya, JP), Hirota; Kazuya (Nagoya, JP)

Assignee: Rinnai Corporation

International Classification: F24C 3/00 (20060101); H05B 3/68 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-09-09 0:00:00