Patents Assigned to Zyliss USA Corp.
  • Patent number: 7188424
    Abstract: A cutting device in accordance with the present invention is deal for use in cutting pizza and other “flat-bread” like cuisine. For example, in accordance with various embodiments, a cutting device is provided which exhibits improved functionality and ease of use through the use of handle which directs the cutting force from a user in the most efficient manner to carryout the task of cutting, for example, pizza. Moreover, the handle may provide improved protection of the user from accidental injury during use as well as be suitably configured to retract in a manner which facilitates removal of the cutting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: David Webster, Hans-Christoph Haenlein, Thomas Overthun, Sven Newman, Sam Palmer, Annetta Papadopoulos, James Yurchenco
  • Patent number: 7137581
    Abstract: A hand-held rotary grating device is configured to grate soft cheeses that have traditionally been exceedingly difficult or impossible to grate. A cylindrical grating barrel is rotateably inserted within a grater housing. The barrel has an advantageous barrel aspect ratio—i.e., the ratio of the diameter of the barrel to the hopper width is sufficiently large that the grated food material falls through the opening of the barrel rather than accumulating and retarding the grating motion. The effective aspect ratio of the barrel is greater than approximately 1.5, preferably between approximately 1.5 and 2.5, and most preferably about 2.0. The barrel includes a graspable handle that is collapsible within the body of the barrel, and which includes a bearing surface that prevents axial movement of the barrel within the housing when the handle is extended, but which allows movement (and removal) of the barrel when the handle is collapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: Steven R. Takayama, Jon Henry LeFors, Annetta M. Papadopoulos
  • Patent number: D501772
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Overthun, Annetta M. Papadopoulos, David Webster
  • Patent number: D511946
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Overthun, Branko Lukic, Annetta Papadopoulos, Dana Nicholson
  • Patent number: D517871
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: Steven R. Takayama, Jon Henry LeFors, Annetta Papadopoulos
  • Patent number: D487678
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Overthun, David M. Webster, Dana R. Nicholson, James R. Yurchenco, Annetta M. Papadopoulos
  • Patent number: D488033
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Overthun, Dana R. Nicholson, James R. Yurchenco, Annetta M. Papadopoulos
  • Patent number: D488034
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Overthun, Dana R. Nicholson, James R. Yurchenco, Annetta M. Papadopoulos, Ari T. Adler
  • Patent number: D488035
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Overthun, David M. Webster, Dana R. Nicholson, James R. Yurchenco, Annetta M. Papadopoulos
  • Patent number: D488362
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Overthun, David M. Webster, Dana R. Nicholson, James R. Yurchenco, Annetta M. Papadopoulos
  • Patent number: D488394
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Overthun, David M. Webster, Opher D. Yom-Tov, Annetta M. Papadopoulos
  • Patent number: D488681
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Overthun, Dana R. Nicholson, James R. Yurchenco, Annetta M. Papadopoulos
  • Patent number: D488683
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Overthun, David M. Webster, Dana R. Nicholson, James R. Yurchenco, Annetta M. Papadopoulos
  • Patent number: D488975
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Overthun, David M. Webster, Annetta M. Papadopoulos
  • Patent number: D494823
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Overthun, David M. Webster, James R. Yurchenco, Annetta M. Papadopoulos, Sven D. Newman, Hans-Christoph Haenlein, Samuel L. Palmer
  • Patent number: D495216
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Overthun, Dana R. Nicholson, James R. Yurchenco, Annetta M. Papadopoulos
  • Patent number: D495964
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Overthun, Annetta M. Papadopoulos, Opher D. Yom-Tov
  • Patent number: D497293
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: Larry Cheng, Thomas Overthun, Annetta Papadopoulos
  • Patent number: D498396
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Overthun, David M. Webster, James R. Yurchenco, Annetta M. Papadopoulos, Opher D. Yom-Tov
  • Patent number: D500233
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventor: Thomas Overthun