Abstract: A protector for a feed tube of a food processor comprises a feed tube protector hingedly mounted to a bowl cover by means of elongated hinge members such that the feed tube protector can be pivotally moved between a closed position over the feed tube and an opened position retracted from the feed tube. The elongated hinge members can be squeezed and deformed toward one another to permit hinge pins on their outer surfaces to be inserted into hinge brackets on the bowl cover for removably mounting the protector. A finger is formed on the forward extremity of each of the elongated hinge members and a corresponding aperture is formed into the upper surface of the bowl cover for receiving the fingers when the protector is in the closed position to prevent removal of the feed tube protector from an operating food processor.
January 11, 1985
Date of Patent:
June 23, 1987
Edward F. Ponikwia, William E. Dixon, Richard L. Stottmann
Abstract: A protector for a feed tube of a food processor comprises a feed tube cover hingedly mounted to a bowl cover for pivotal movement of the feed tube cover between a closed position over the feed tube and an opened position retracted from the feed tube. A food pusher is detachably coupled to the feed tube cover for reciprocal motion within the feed tube. A latch permanently mounted to the feed tube cover secures the feed tube cover to the bowl cover and operates interlock means to enable operation of the food processor only when the feed tube is properly protected by the feed tube cover. The food pusher includes a hollow pusher shaft which forms a reduced size secondary feed tube into which a secondary food pusher is inserted and detachably secured.
Abstract: A concentric drive is provided for a food processing tool to permit a plurality of food processing heads to be removably associated with a single drive extension. Each food processing head comprises a disk member having cutting means for performing a desired food processing operation. The food processing head is formed by securing the disk-like member to a disk-mounting flange which extends axially and radially from the upper end of a disk-mounting hub having a D-shaped drive-receiving opening extending entirely therethrough with the remaining portion of the upper end being closed.
May 31, 1985
Date of Patent:
July 22, 1986
Richard L. Stottmann, Edward F. Ponikwia, William Weigl