Patents by Inventor Annetta M. Papadopoulos

Annetta M. Papadopoulos has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • 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: 6735802
    Abstract: A system for determining when the brushhead portion of a power toothbrush should be replaced. The system includes a piezoelectric transducer for detecting oscillations of the brushhead. The piezoelectric transducer produces an output signal which is used to drive a counter which accumulates the total number of such oscillations. When the total number of oscillations reaches a preselected number, which is representative of typical use of the toothbrush for a predetermined amount of time, e.g. six months, a signal is produced which drives an alarm indicator, the action of which is recognizable by the user of the toothbrush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: William G. Lundell, Clifford Jue, 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: D513964
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Overthun, Annetta M. Papadopoulos, Opher D. Tom-Tov
  • Patent number: D487675
    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: D487676
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Zyliss USA Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Overthun, Dana R. Nicholson, James R. Yurchenco, Annetta M. Papadopoulos, Chase T. Thompson
  • 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: D487679
    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: 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