Patents Examined by Jason Pahng
  • Patent number: 7201337
    Abstract: A waste food disposer operation control apparatus that comprises a waste food disposer having an opening for accepting waste material, a flexible hose with a source end and a nozzle end with the source end operationally connected to a controllable water source, a nozzle operationally connected to the hose nozzle end with the nozzle adapted to be positioned in the disposer opening, and an activator means for activating the disposer when the nozzle is positioned in the disposer opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Inventor: John Feola
  • Patent number: 7066051
    Abstract: A method for forming a multi-colored cap part of a snap button including the steps of forming a design portion of the cap part of snap button using a first group of molds, which includes a first female mold, a first male mold, and a plate-shaped middle mold, and a slide-plate mold adapted to movably assembled to the first male mold and having a plurality of mold cavities for forming the design portion; removing the slide-plate mold having the design portion molded therein from the first male mold; movably positioning the slide-plate mold into a second female mold included in a second group of molds for forming a body portion of the cap part of snap button; positioning a post for the cap part of snap button in a second male mold of the second group of molds; and forming the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Button International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung-Lung Chen
  • Patent number: 6948668
    Abstract: A coffee grinder-dispenser comprising a base, a grinder located within the base, an electric motor for operating the grinder, and a hopper, or cup, for receiving the coffee beans to be ground. A funnel is secured to the base, to receive the ground coffee, or powder via a distribution channel that extends in a horizontal plane. A grid, comprising spaced stainless steel rods, extending vertically and horizontally, is positioned in the entry hole or port of the funnel in alignment with the distribution conduit of the grinder-dispenser. The grid reduces the velocity of the ground coffee, or powder, so that the powder does not accumulate upon, or adhere to, the walls of the funnel. Consequently, when a lever on the base is operated, an accurate amount of ground coffee is discharged from the funnel into a conventional filter holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Mazzer Luigi S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giovanni Mazzer
  • Patent number: 6880772
    Abstract: A process of both milling and drying a solvent-moist material (e.g., water-moist methylhydroxyethylcellulose) is described. The process includes, (a) providing a mill-dryer (100) which includes, in series, a heat exchanger (1), a mill (2) and a particulate separating apparatus (105) connected by conduits (8), (9) and (11, 12), which together define a mill-dryer circuit (103). The mill-dryer (100) also includes a bypass conduit (14), which provides optionally at least partial gaseous bypass of the heat exchanger (1). The process further includes: (b) introducing the solvent-moist material into the mill (2); (c) circulating a vapor stream (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Wolff Walsrode AG
    Inventors: Hartwig Schlesiger, Martin Morning, Gerd Sonnenberg, Rudolf Heidemann