Patents by Inventor Gerald A. Rusch

Gerald A. Rusch 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).

  • Publication number: 20070181604
    Abstract: A dispenser for use in dispensing a selected volume of a granulated, dry product. The dispenser includes a main body having an open interior that receives the supply of granulated products to be dispensed. A loading and dispensing member is positioned to receive the granulated product within a receiving cavity formed as part of the loading and dispensing member. A portion control member is selectively positioned within the receiving cavity. The position of the portion control member can be adjusted to vary the portion volume received within the receiving cavity between the portion control member and an open end of the receiving cavity. Once the portion volume has been received within the receiving cavity, the loading and dispensing member is moved to the dispensing position to dispense the portion volume. In this manner, a known, selected portion volume can be dispensed from the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventor: Gerald A. Rusch
  • Patent number: 5178060
    Abstract: A food processing vat having an outer shell and an inner vessel to contain a food product with a chamber therebetween includes a contoured bottom having a high point and a low point wherein the food product naturally gravitates toward the low point which a drain may be connected for draining the food product from the vessel. Agitation means in the vessel include a lower blade assembly which is adapted to conform substantially to the contoured bottom of the vessel. Heating means disposed in the chamber between the vessel and the outer shell provide for uniform heating of the vessel and the food product contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Assignee: Damrow Company
    Inventors: Gerald A. Rusch, Villy S. Rasmussen