Patents Assigned to Dart Industries
  • Patent number: 9044082
    Abstract: A collapsible container having a rigid base, a rigid top ring, and rigid intermediate rings extending therebetween. A flexible peripheral wall is intimately bonded to the base, top ring, and intermediate rings, to form wall sections having alternating sections of flexible material and flexible material intimately bonded to the intermediate rings, whereby the container is adjustable between an expanded position with the top ring spaced upward from said base and forming a container interior, and a collapsed position with said top ring surrounding said base in outwardly spaced substantially concentric relation thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Kusuma, Raymond J. Trudeau, Hector J. Barea
  • Patent number: 9044046
    Abstract: A combined citrus press and zester. The citrus press is of a known type, and includes an upper handle and a lower handle joined at a forward pivot point. The lower handle includes a cup sized to receive a halved citrus fruit, such as a lemon or lime. The upper handle includes a male die which mates with said cup to compress and thus juice the halved fruit. To save material and weight, the male die is formed as relatively constant thickness, which results in a depression on the opposite, outer side of the upper handle. The citrus zester includes a body with a grating blade received or formed therein. The inner side of the body has a collar extending therefrom and surrounding the blade. This collar is sized to be received within the depression formed in the upper handle of the citrus press. The collar may be sized and formed such that the zester may be selectively mounted to the press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent Jalet
  • Publication number: 20150122928
    Abstract: A food mincer providing improved features. The suction base includes a control ring providing an improved visual indication of its position. The plunger to feed the food is formed as a hollow container having a sealing lid to provide a storage area for accessories. The feed screw is formed in a multi-step molding process to allow for closer tolerances, which in turn allows for a simple gasket seal to be used. The feed screw and fan blade include a mating configuration only when the fan blade is in the proper orientation, such that if the fan blade is assembled in the incorrect orientation the extrusion grids may not be assembled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Dimitri M.C.J. Backaert, Judicaƫl Cornu, Frederick M. N. De Pauw, Babara R. M. Huet, Michiel G. P. H. E. Vanneste
  • Publication number: 20140339223
    Abstract: Microwave pressure cooker including safety interlock mechanism. A blow vent is provided in cooker lid, and a lock bar is pivoted to cooker lid in a position to block blow vent when lock bar is resting under its own weight. Free end of lock bar includes a lock tab. Lock tab extends through a slot at periphery of lid. Cooker base includes handle with a cam section ending in a lock wall. Cooker lid is placed on base in a release position and rotated to a locking position. During rotation lock tab rides over cam section and then falls adjacent lock wall, thus sealing blow vent. After cooking cover is physically prevented from rotating back to release position by lock tab abutting lock wall. User must physically lift lock bar to unseal blow vent to ensure internal pressure is released. A spline may hold lock bar in raised position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Dimitri M.C.J. Backaert, Ralph F.E. Eikelenberg, Ine Vandaele
  • Publication number: 20140305935
    Abstract: An expanding food storage container includes a base and a cover. The cover includes a support ring and a dome having a side wall closely received in the support ring. The support ring includes spaced tabs extending toward the side wall of the dome. The outer face of the dome sidewall includes a plurality of camming threads and support threads extending outward along helical paths. There is a pair of threads for each tab, with the threads spaced peripherally to closely receive the associated tab therebetween. Rotation of the dome with respect to the support ring causes the threads to ride up or down the tabs, raising or lowering the dome with respect to the support ring. The upper and lower ends of the threads include a horizontal slot which closely receives the associated tab. The tab includes a depression near its end which receives a lock button extending outward from the dome sidewall within the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Marie DeCraim
  • Patent number: D713260
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Sara L. Delgado Carmona
  • Patent number: D713262
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Sara L. Delgado Carmona
  • Patent number: D713671
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony M. De Leo
  • Patent number: D715094
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Judicaƫl Cornu, Vincent Jalet
  • Patent number: D716603
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Julie L. Yessin, Jan-Hendrik de Groote
  • Patent number: D717110
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony M. De Leo
  • Patent number: D718983
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Julie L. Yessin, Jan-Hendrik de Groote
  • Patent number: D722814
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Jakob Heiberg, Vincent Jalet
  • Patent number: D723379
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan E. Shirley
  • Patent number: D725434
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony M. De Leo
  • Patent number: D726981
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Julie L. Yessin
  • Patent number: D730112
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Julie L. Yessin, Jan-Hendrik de Groote
  • Patent number: D731241
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Julie L. Yessin, Jan-Hendrik de Groote
  • Patent number: D731851
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Julie L. Yessin, Jan-Hendrik de Groote
  • Patent number: D731852
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Simone Pallotto, Anthony M. De Leo