HotSmart (Info Sheet, an old version)
PATENTED TECHNOLOGY US 7,176,426*. AVAILABLE IN SOME COUNTRIES FOR EXCLUSIVE LICENSE TO MANUFACTURE AND MARKET
MICROWAVEABLE CERAMIC HEAT STORAGE DISH
Increases the enjoyment of eating at the ideal temperature
A GREAT COMPETITIVE EDGE FOR THE CERAMIC INDUSTRY:
We have developed a new technology that allows pre-heating a ceramic plate in a microwave oven in a very short time (30 to 60 seconds as wished). The heat is released gradually at a controlled rate, remains hot for ½ hour (Still hot). The rim does not get hot for easy handling with bare hands.
The technology is based in a new composition of material, a new heat storage device (Patented) and radical innovations in the design of dishes (no functional design changes had been made to ceramic dishes in more than 12,000 years as far as we know).
The dish is heated to a very precise temperature
Only the zone where the food is placed is hot, the rim remains cool (only warm near the hot zone); the design avoids thermal shock that causes cracking. The dish can be handled safely by the rim, NO GLOVES REQUIRED.
The heat is released over an extended period of time (Still hot after 20, 30 minutes or more). Stefan-Boltzmann principles are applied, see explanation at: http://www.heatretentiveplates.com
An entire line of products can be made with this technology (coffee mugs, tortilla warmers, pizza delivery, etc.)
A delay action can be incorporated in the design to avoid overheating the food (the dish can reach its max. temperature 1 to 10 minutes after removing it from the oven as required). VERY IMPORTANT! This characteristic can be incorporated in the design as wished for the particular application.
It is a great competitive edge for restaurants, hotels (room service), hospitals, etc. but it is conceived for massive use at homes. Consumers will buy at least one out of curiosity but once they try it, each family will want at least a set of four or six for daily use (There are 100 million homes that own a microwave oven just in the USA).
Excellent for steaks, it is a more efficient, elegant and less expensive solution than skillets remains hotter for a longer period of time (skillets are the only competition. There is nothing like this dish in the market.).
Worldwide potential market and repeat sales It will sell for as long as people like hot food. Microwave ovens are becoming cheaper and available to everyone.
Dishes can be designed for particular uses such as: pasta, Chinese food, etc or a general purpose dish can be designed for use at home on a daily base.
Reduce wait? Maybe, only maybe eating slowly without worrying about your food getting cold could possibly develop better eating habits (Getting satisfied by eating less food).
Retail sales just in the USA could reach hundreds of millions 5 to 10 years. (acouple billion dollars during the life of the patent), just for plates. The market size is over 400 million units just in USA .
*Laboratory workbook properly kept and witnessed, CD and PPA filed with the USPTO. Prototypes have been built and tested in different embodiments.
Juan J. Ramirez
10637 Edgemere, E6
El Paso TX 79925