Abstract: A food processor having a detachable, spring-loaded lid is provided. The lid is pivotally connected to a work bowl via a spring-loaded hinge that biases the lid to an open position. A manually operable latch on the lid opposite the hinge allows a user to close the lid and lock the lid to the work bowl.
Abstract: A food processor includes a base, a motor disposed within the base, a drive shaft operatively connected to the motor and extending outwardly from the base, the output shaft being rotatable upon actuation of the motor, a bowl removably coupled to the base, a lid removably coupled to the bowl so as to define a processing chamber, a slicing assembly positioned within the processing chamber and driven by the motor, the slicing assembly being positionable in a plurality of slicing positions to produce sliced food items of varying thicknesses, and a slice thickness adjustment mechanism operable to move the slicing assembly between the plurality of slicing positions. The slice thickness adjustment mechanism includes a cartridge mounted to the bowl, the cartridge including an actuator drivingly coupled to a drive screw. Rotation of the drive screw causes the slicing assembly to move between the plurality of slicing positions.
February 2, 2016
Date of Patent:
October 8, 2019
Joseph W. Zakowski, Bryan Hotaling, Matthew Naples, John MacNeill
Abstract: An apparatus for accommodating a beverage includes an outer vessel defining a vessel cavity for receiving a cooling agent, a container having a lid and a beverage receptacle and a port. The lid is configured for engagement with the outer vessel to releasably mount the container to the outer vessel. The beverage receptacle defines a receptacle chamber for accommodating a liquid beverage for consumption by a user. The receptacle chamber is isolated from the vessel cavity. The beverage receptacle comprises a thermal conductive material and is at least partially disposed within the vessel cavity of the outer vessel when the container is mounted to the outer vessel whereby thermal energy is transferred from the cooling agent to the liquid beverage. The port defines a port opening in fluid communication with the receptacle chamber to permit distribution of the liquid beverage to the user. The outer vessel and mounted container may be positioned within a freezing apparatus to freeze the cooling agent, e.g.
Abstract: A food processor includes a base, a motor disposed within the base, an output shaft operatively connected to the motor and extending outwardly from the base, the output shaft being rotatable about a shaft axis upon actuation of the motor, a work bowl received on the base, the work bowl having a receiving channel on an upper portion thereof, and lid removably connected to the work bowl and having a coupling member received in the receiving channel. The lid is pivotable between a first position, in which the lid rests atop the work bowl and substantially encloses an interior of the work bowl, and a second position, in which the lid is pivoted out of alignment with the work bowl to provide access to the interior of the work bowl.
Abstract: A portable lock apparatus is adaptable to readily transform between a single cable loop configuration or a double cable loop configuration, and incorporates a locking mechanism permitting selective release and securement of one or more cable ends to achieve either configuration. The lock apparatus may secure multiple components, particularly, when in the double cable loop configuration, thereby removing the need for multiple locks for securing a single article.
Abstract: A hair treatment or styling apparatus adapted to impart a straightening and/or curling effect on hair includes both a novel thermally conductive construction and heating assembly, which conveys thermal energy uniformly to all areas of the treatment head such that the desired style is achieved regardless of the skill of the user. The apparatus further includes a hinge assembly incorporating one or more ceramic bearings units which provide smooth consistent resistance for pivoting movement of the treatment members and a more durable hinge joint thereby increasing the life and usability of the apparatus.
Abstract: A cooking appliance including a temperature sensing system having an upper housing having a first heating surface and a lower housing having a second heating surface includes a temperature sensing probe, a control panel and a control unit in electrical communication with the temperature sensing probe and the control panel. The temperature sensing probe is removably received by the upper housing and extends through the first heating surface. The control panel has one or more input buttons for allowing a user to select at least one input parameter including a desired internal temperature of a food item.