Patents by Inventor Jeffrey W. Palese

Jeffrey W. Palese 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: 20200039674
    Abstract: An apparatus collects liquid in a vacuum bag for vacuum packaging a product, such as a food product, wherein a vacuum is drawn in the vacuum bag by a vacuum sealer, which also seals the vacuum bag after the vacuum is formed. The liquid collecting apparatus includes a housing configured to be placed in the vacuum bag between the product and an open end of the bag that is configured to be received in the vacuum sealer. The housing includes a side wall defining an interior space and at least one opening that extends through the side wall. The at least one opening is configured so that air drawn out of the vacuum bag can pass through the housing via the at least one opening and exit the vacuum bag through the open end, and liquid can enter the interior of the housing, but is prevented from escaping and thereby captured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Palese, Glenn Baker, Konslantin Nakovksi, Thaddeus T. Brej
  • Patent number: 10549285
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing an auger from a grinder head includes a tool member including an auger engaging portion for receiving a front shaft portion of the auger. The auger engaging portion is adapted to be received in a tool engaging portion of the front shaft to for an interference that permits a removal force applied to the tool member to be transferred to the auger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: BLUE SKY INNOVATION GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Palese, Joseph J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10412980
    Abstract: A process for dehydrating products with a dehydrator that includes a dehydration chamber, a heater for heating air in the dehydration chamber, and a fan for circulating air in the dehydrator includes receiving a set temperature at which to perform the dehydration and a set time for which to perform the dehydration. The process also includes setting the heater to operate in an on condition and setting the fan to run at a low speed until the temperature in the dehydration chamber reaches the set temperature. The process further includes setting the heater to an off condition and setting the fan to run at a high speed when the temperature in the dehydration chamber reaches the set temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BLUE SKY INNOVATION GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Palese, Glenn Baker
  • Publication number: 20190056163
    Abstract: An apparatus for cooling a food processing grinder head with an integrated heatsink is captively retained between two halves of a cooling pack. The heatsink and cooling pack have a circumference that matches the circumference of the grinder head thereby attaching to and in direct thermal communication with the grinder head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Palese, Gregg M. Kloeppel
  • Publication number: 20180184672
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming patties from a food product includes a base comprising a cylindrical sidewall defining chamber configured to receive the food product. A paddle includes a paddle blade configured to be installed onto the base to form a bottom wall of the chamber, the paddle further comprising a handle positioned outside the base that can be grasped to remove the paddle from the base. A cover is pivotally attached to the base and can be maneuvered from an open condition providing access to the chamber to a closed condition closing the chamber. The cover when in the closed condition is configured to compress the food product in the chamber and cause the food product to conform to the shape of the chamber to form a patty. The paddle is configured to remove the patty formed in the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Palese
  • Patent number: 9949492
    Abstract: An apparatus for making patties with a ground food product includes a housing including an inlet for receiving the ground food product. A mold plate is positioned at least partially within the housing and includes first and second mold cavities. The mold plate is rotatable about an axis to first and second mold positions. In the first mold position, the first mold cavity is positioned within the housing for receiving the ground food product and the second mold cavity is positioned outside the housing for removing a patty formed therein. In the second mold position, the second mold cavity is positioned within the housing for receiving the ground food product and the first mold cavity is positioned outside the housing for removing a patty formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Blue Sky Innovation Group
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Palese
  • Publication number: 20170341083
    Abstract: A meat grinder includes a motor including a stator and a rotor including a motor shaft, a transfer case operatively coupled to the motor shaft, and a grinder head operatively coupled to the transfer case. The grinder head includes an inlet into which a raw meat product can be fed and an outlet through which ground meat can be discharged. Rotation of the motor shaft imparts operation of the grinder head via the transfer case. The motor also includes a housing comprising a generally cylindrical outer wall that is spaced from the stator thereby creating a cooling channel between the stator and the outer wall. The housing further includes a front wall including a plurality of inlet openings and a rear wall including a plurality of outlet openings. The motor also includes a heat sink inside the housing positioned in the cooling channel adjacent the motor stator. The motor further includes a cooling fan coupled to the motor shaft and positioned adjacent the rear wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Palese
  • Publication number: 20170215438
    Abstract: An apparatus for making patties with a ground food product includes a housing including an inlet for receiving the ground food product A mold plate is positioned at least partially within the housing and includes first and second mold cavities. The mold plate is rotatable about an axis to first and second mold positions. In the first mold position, the first mold cavity is positioned within the housing for receiving the ground food product and the second mold cavity is positioned outside the housing for removing a patty formed therein. In the second mold position, the second mold cavity is positioned within the housing for receiving the ground food product and the first mold cavity is positioned outside the housing for removing a patty formed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Palese, Robert R. Bly
  • Publication number: 20170173813
    Abstract: An apparatus for slicing food products includes a housing including an inlet, for receiving food products to be sliced and an outlet for discharging the sliced food product. A primary shaft is supported in the housing for rotation about a primary axis. The primary shaft carries a plurality of slicing blades that are rotatable with the primary shaft about the primary axis. A secondary shaft is supported in the housing for rotation about a secondary axis. The secondary shaft carries a plurality of slicing blades that are rotatable with the secondary shaft about the secondary axis. The primary and secondary shafts are positioned in the housing in a spaced and parallel manner so that the slicing blades are arranged in slicing pairs. Each slicing pair includes one slicing blade on the primary shaft and one slicing blade on the secondary shaft. The slicing blades in each slicing pair have peripheral portions that overlap each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Palese, Joseph J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20170099892
    Abstract: A linesman's outer glove (14) includes a hand portion (30) configured to cover a hand portion of a linesman's inner glove (12). The outer glove (14) also includes a cut resistant layer (100) positioned inside the hand portion (30) and covering the palm portion (42), the back hand portion (40), and the finger portions (44). The outer glove (14) further includes at least one pad (50) secured to at least one of the palm portion (42) and finger portions (44). The at least one pad (50) includes a substrate (60) and at least one flame resistant polymer rib (62) disposed on the substrate. The at least one rib (62) is configured to improve the gripping performance of the outer glove (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Palese
  • Publication number: 20150336104
    Abstract: An apparatus for cooling a grinder head includes a cooling pack adapted to be connected to an outer surface of a housing of the grinder head to cool the grinder head housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventor: JEFFREY W. PALESE
  • Publication number: 20140138468
    Abstract: An apparatus for grinding food products includes a housing including an inlet for receiving food products to be ground, an outlet for discharging the ground food product, and a grinding portion for housing components operable to grind the food product. The apparatus also includes a chamber for containing a coolant for cooling the grinding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Blue Sky Innovation Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Palese
  • Patent number: 8161891
    Abstract: An expandable table that has a frame, at least one leg supporting the frame, first and second top portions movably connected or interconnected to the frame, an intermediate top portion movably connected or interconnected to the frame, and a movement mechanism connected or interconnected to the frame. The movement mechanism is configured to cause the first and second top portions to move along a longitudinal axis of the frame. The movement mechanism is also configured to cause the intermediate top portion to move normal to said longitudinal axis of a plane of movement of said first and second top portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Blue Sky Innovation Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Palese
  • Patent number: 8161892
    Abstract: An expandable table that has a frame, at least one leg supporting the frame, first and second top portions movably connected or interconnected to the frame, an intermediate top portion movably connected or interconnected to the frame, and a movement mechanism connected or interconnected to the frame. The movement mechanism is configured to cause the first and second top portions to move along a longitudinal axis of the frame. The movement mechanism is also configured to cause the intermediate top portion to move normal to said longitudinal axis of a plane of movement of said first and second top portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Blue Sky Innovation Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Palese
  • Publication number: 20110239912
    Abstract: An expandable table that has a frame, at least one leg supporting the frame, first and second top portions movably connected or interconnected to the frame, an intermediate top portion movably connected or interconnected to the frame, and a movement mechanism connected or interconnected to the frame. The movement mechanism is configured to cause the first and second top portions to move along a longitudinal axis of the frame. The movement mechanism is also configured to cause the intermediate top portion to move normal to said longitudinal axis of a plane of movement of said first and second top portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: JEFFREY W. PALESE
  • Patent number: D652555
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Blue Sky Innovation Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Palese
  • Patent number: D831080
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Blue Sky Innovation Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Palese
  • Patent number: D853801
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: BLUE SKY INNOVATION GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Palese
  • Patent number: D879547
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BLUE SKY INNOVATION GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Palese, Gregg M. Kloeppel
  • Patent number: D901967
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BLUE SKY INNOVATION GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Palese