Stationary Comminuting Surface Having Openings Patents (Class 241/95)
  • Patent number: 10575684
    Abstract: A multifunctional kitchen utensil includes an upper cup body, a lower cup body detachably connected with the upper cup body, an upper hoop part for hooping the upper cup body, a lower hoop part for hooping the lower cup body, an upper handle connected with the upper loop part, a lower handle connected with the lower loop part, a cavity formed by the interior of the upper and lower cup bodies and having a ball therein for processing an ingredient, and a hammer body formed by the exterior of the upper and lower cup bodies. The utensil is capable of easily and rapidly achieving the functions of peeling and making fruit paste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Ziyuan Xu
  • Patent number: 10220558
    Abstract: A rotor assembly for extruding randomly shaped food items includes a one-piece finger member. The one-piece finger member reduces the downtime of the extruding machine containing the rotor assembly by reducing the number of parts in the rotor assembly and reducing the adjustment necessary after finger replacement. The proprietary threaded interface between the finger member and the improved extruder machine allows for quick swap out during extruder maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Williams, David K. Williams
  • Patent number: 9919442
    Abstract: The cutting device can be used to slice, make julienne strips, and/or dice food items. In dicing, preferably the horizontal slicer blade is retracted during a first pass of the slider past the julienne blades, and after the slider has been rotated by 90°, during a second pass, the horizontal blade is erected to make the horizontal cut and complete the dicing operation. A slicing width adjustment is provided with a large diameter threaded member being adjustable to support a movable platform, with an adjustable locking mechanism to support the end of the platform nearest the horizontal cutting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Rodney W. Robbins
  • Patent number: 9873211
    Abstract: A system that enables a cutter head to pivot for improved alignment with a cutting face or die is disclosed. The system includes a cutter hub and a driveshaft hub mated with a plurality of round, spherical, or ovoid surfaces to enable the cutter hub to pivot with respect to the driveshaft hub. The system can include a plurality of alignment pins with spherical surfaces to transfer torque from the driveshaft hub to the cutter hub. The system can also include a cutter head, which can include a plurality of cutting blades. The system can be used in cutting machinery, such as a pelletizer, where alignment of the cutting head and the cutting die (or other cutting surface) is desirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: GALA INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Michael A. Fridley
  • Patent number: 9381189
    Abstract: A method of processing an active ingredient, the method comprising submitting a pharmaceutically active ingredient in the absence of excipients and/or additives to compression and shearing forces. The invention also relates to compositions comprising an active prepared by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: VECTURA LIMITED
    Inventors: Matthew Michael James Green, Richard Michael Poole
  • Patent number: 9243206
    Abstract: A micro-spike algae harvesting and biofuel extraction system and method therefor whereby an algal solution is dispersed from a selected height onto an inclined micro-spike board which forms a substrate for supporting an array of upwardly-extending miniature spikes, wherein the miniature spikes puncture algae cells suspended in the solution to release biofuel contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventors: John Kelson, Benjamin J. Pavlik
  • Patent number: 9044120
    Abstract: A spice grinder is revealed. The spice grinder includes a base connected to a bottom of a container body, an inner grinding member, and an outer grinding member arranged between the container body and the base. The inner grinding member includes a plurality of grinding blades. Each grinding blade has an insertion hole on a center thereof. A rod of a fixing shaft is inserted through the insertion hole of each grinding blade. Thus a first fixing block on one end of the fixing shaft and a second fixing block on other end thereof are against a top and a bottom of the inner grinding member respectively. While in use, the container body and the base are rotated to drive the inner and the outer grinding members. Thus granular spices are ground gradually by the grinding blades. Therefore the granular spices are broken into fine grains precisely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Hsieh-Min Tu
  • Patent number: 8967508
    Abstract: The present invention may be used to process various foods by pressing them through a receiving receptacle equipped with a processing disk. A body may have a plurality of platforms, frames and support configurations conducive for efficient function. A motor may be in the uppermost section of the body. A switch of choice may activate the motor and set in motion the press process. A ball bearing assembly and press assembly may complete the food press processing function. A receiving receptacle may receive produce for processing by the press plate and push produce through a processing disk, cup or sieve. A set of micro switches may serve to control the electric and mechanical function specific to the task. A press plate with configurations compatible to the disk selected may complete the process when the processed produce is dispensed into a dish or appropriate container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Lyle Kindelan
  • Patent number: 8925842
    Abstract: A grating device for grating material includes a hollow handle having an interior cavity and a grater removably attachable to the hollow handle in a first configuration and a second configuration. The handle includes a top wall portion having a major outer surface configured to abut against a palm of a hand of a person gripping the grating device, a pair of elongated longitudinal sidewall portions, a closed end wall portion, and an open end wall portion on an opposing side of the hollow handle from the closed end wall portion. The open end wall portion of the hollow handle includes at least one surface extending through the hollow handle defining a passageway between the interior cavity of the hollow handle and an exterior of the hollow handle. Such a grating device may be used to grate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Brandon Juarez
  • Publication number: 20140367500
    Abstract: A food grater having a cutting with a proximal end and a distal end and a midline has a plurality of teeth thrilled on the cutting surface. The plurality of teeth each have a cutting edge and form a plurality of rows of teeth positioned between the proximal end and the distal end of the cutting surface. The cutting edges of the teeth and the rows of teeth are configured to urge a food item towards the midline of the cutting surface when the food item is engaged with the cutting surface and moved in contact with the cutting surface in a cutting direction from the proximal end to the distal end of the cutting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Neal Ho, David Green
  • Patent number: 8882010
    Abstract: A grinder specially adapted for grinding herbs has a sheet with unique groove patterns forming a grinding area. Although it is a manual grinder, the grinder does not require the use of cutting blades, making it much safer to use. The grinder is particularly suitable for grinding softer herbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Violina Syndicate, LLC
    Inventors: Eitam Scharf, Kimberly Dian Grant
  • Patent number: 8857747
    Abstract: A food preparation plate is replaceable and engagement means for retaining the food preparation plate are present between the food preparation plate and a retaining part. The food preparation plate can move in translation in a direction perpendicular to a plane constituted by the retaining part. Two places on the back side of the food preparation plate that is retained in the retaining part can be simultaneously pressed in the direction of the front side by the digits of different hands; and by simultaneously pressing those two places with digits of different hands, the food preparation plate is moved in translation in the direction of the front side thereof, so as to release the engagement means and allow the food preparation plate to be detached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Kai R & D Center Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaharu Goto
  • Patent number: 8844850
    Abstract: A debris reducer for reducing debris within a fluid flow line having a lower screen that is secured within the flow line, the lower screen having a lower screen cage with a lower cutting portion. A debris reducer element is retained within the flow line and is moveably disposed with respect to the lower screen. The debris reducer element has an upper screen cage with an upper cutting portion. The upper and lower screen cages overlap and move the upper and lower cutting portions with respect to each other to reduce debris within fluid flowing through the flow line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: Zhi Yong He
  • Publication number: 20140252143
    Abstract: Orifice plates, grinding machines, and method of using the same are provided that can process a material. In one aspect, an orifice plate includes multiple orifices, at least one of which has two tapered segments aligned with and operably connected to each other and that taper downwardly from respective outer portions to inner portions. An intermediate bore may connect to minimum diameter portions of each of the tapering segments so that the tapering segments are connected to each other by way of the intermediate bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: WEILER AND COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: E. William Wight
  • Publication number: 20140246528
    Abstract: A handheld having a grater panel with a bottom surface from which grated particulates emerge and a catch bin removably attached to the grater panel, the catch bin having a substantially flexible body with one or more living hinges capable of adapting the catch bin from a collapsed configuration for storage to an expanded configuration for use. The catch bin has an open top for receiving the grated particulates and may also include an open front corresponding to the handle end of the grater panel from which the grated particulates can be poured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Robinson Home Products Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Harvey Lee, Jochen Schaepers
  • Publication number: 20140246527
    Abstract: A grater having a first grater panel and a second grater panel pivotally connected at the top with folding side walls connected to the sides of the first and second panels so that the grater is collapsible from a working configuration, where the bottoms of the first and second panels are set apart from each other and the side walls are unfolded, to a stored configuration, where the bottoms of the first and second panels are substantially together and the side walls are folded. A handle is placed at the top of panels and a bottom may be used to close the area between the first and second panels and the side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Robinson Home Products Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Harvey Lee, Jochen Schaepers
  • Patent number: 8807469
    Abstract: An ice shaving machine includes a drive unit, a limit plate secured on the drive unit, and a shaving frame detachably combined with the limit plate. The drive unit includes a rotation disk. The limit plate has a through hole and a plurality of locking grooves. The shaving frame has a receiving chamber and a shaving blade. The shaving frame has a connecting lug detachably locked onto the limit plate. The connecting lug has a passage connected to the receiving chamber and has a plurality of locking pieces that are detachably locked in the locking grooves of the limit plate. Thus, the shaving frame can be rotated to remove from the limit plate so that the shaving frame is detached and cleaned easily and conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Kun-Wei Sung
  • Publication number: 20140217215
    Abstract: A device and method for manufacture thereof having a one or more cantilevered cutting teeth integrally formed in raised configuration on a flat base fro cutting food items moved along said base. The free end portion is formed by upper and lower etched out portions of the upper end of said cutting teeth to form a cutting edge. The upper surface of the upper cut-out portion of the teeth is situation at a position out contact with food items being cut. A substantially portion of the teeth is coated with a low friction material, except for the cutting edge In a second embodiment one or more domed cutting elements are cut out of base sheet and may include a leading V-shaped cutting edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Richard S. Smith, Louis Chalfant
  • Publication number: 20140209726
    Abstract: A device and method for manufacture thereof having a one or more cantilevered cutting teeth integrally formed in raised configuration on a flat base fro cutting food items moved along said base. The free end portion is formed by upper and lower etched out portions of the upper end of said cutting teeth to form a cutting edge. The upper surface of the upper cut-out portion of the teeth is situation at a position out contact with food items being cut. A substantially portion of the teeth is coated with a low friction material, except for the cutting edge In a second embodiment one or more domed cutting elements are cut out of base sheet and may include a leading V-shaped cutting edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Richard S. Smith, Louis Chalfant
  • Patent number: 8789782
    Abstract: A caked grain breaking device is provided for facilitating free flow of grain from a bin by utilizing gravity to break up caked grain prior to flowing through a bottom outlet in the bin. The device includes an elongated support and a plurality of struts. Each strut has an upper end coupled to the support. Each strut further extends downwardly and outwardly from the support. The struts are arranged to form a pair of coplanar arrays of spaced the struts extending from the support. Each of a plurality of braces is coupled to and extends across an associated one of the arrays whereby the support, the struts, and the braces form a frame. A plurality of blades is coupled to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventors: Colin W. Blume, Kenneth Blume
  • Publication number: 20140203125
    Abstract: An ice shaving machine includes a drive unit, a limit plate secured on the drive unit, and a shaving frame detachably combined with the limit plate. The drive unit includes a rotation disk. The limit plate has a through hole and a plurality of locking grooves. The shaving frame has a receiving chamber and a shaving blade. The shaving frame has a connecting lug detachably locked onto the limit plate. The connecting lug has a passage connected to the receiving chamber and has a plurality of locking pieces that are detachably locked in the locking grooves of the limit plate. Thus, the shaving frame can be rotated to remove from the limit plate so that the shaving frame is detached and cleaned easily and conveniently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Kun-Wei Sung
  • Publication number: 20140175201
    Abstract: A material reducing machine includes a frame and a drum rotor which is mounted for rotation with respect to the frame. The drum rotor includes a generally cylindrical peripheral wall with a tool mounted thereon. The tool has a leading edge that defines an arc as the drum rotor is rotated, which arc is spaced outwardly from the peripheral wall and is parallel thereto. The machine includes a material input device for conveying material to be reduced towards the drum rotor, and an outlet for reduced material. A breaker bar assembly is located adjacent to the drum rotor. The breaker bar assembly includes a back plate with a plurality of breaker bars mounted thereon. The breaker bar assembly is located so that material which is carried by the tool of the drum rotor is directed against the breaker bar assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: ASTEC INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Arnold Neil Peterson, Glenn Ford Bittrolf
  • Patent number: 8672249
    Abstract: A herb grinder includes a metal sheet having a first surface and an opposite second surface. the sheet being configured to include, on at least one of the surfaces, a plurality of grooves extending parallel with one another and spaced apart from one another, wherein the grooves and at least one of the surfaces, a plurality of grooves extending parallel with one another and spaced apart from one another, wherein the grooves and said at least one of the surfaces define a square wave shape having flat valleys and flat peaks, wherein the flat valleys are roughened by a process of photochemical etching. A plurality of holes of a first type, extending from a peak to the bottom surface of the metal sheet, and a plurality of holes of a second type extending from a valley to the bottom surface of the metal sheet. The metal sheet may include an opening adjacent an edge of the sheet, and a flexible link may be fastened to the metal sheet through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Violina Syndicate, LLC
    Inventors: Eitam Scharf, Kimberly Dian Grant
  • Publication number: 20140061343
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a grating apparatus. The apparatus has a grating member provided with a grating surface configured to interact with a food item. The grating member includes a plurality of assemblies of teeth pointing away from the grating surface, wherein the assemblies of teeth include pointed teeth of non-homogenous in size, each pointed tooth has a body defining at least a first triangular side with an angle of inclination from substantially 44-67° with respect to the grating surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: MAXPAT TRADING AND MARKETING (FAR EAST) LTD.
    Inventor: Patrick WAIBEL
  • Patent number: 8646708
    Abstract: A refiner (1) for refining fibrous material has a first refiner element (3, 5) and a second refiner element (3, 5). The second refiner element is arranged around the first refiner element in such a manner that the first refiner element and the second refiner element have a common middle axis (7) such that there is a refining space (8) between the first refiner element and the second refiner element. The first refiner element and/or the second refiner element are arranged to rotate around the middle axis and the refiner elements have refining surfaces (4, 6), through which the fibrous material is fed into or exits the refining space (8). The refiner has, in the direction of the middle axis of the refiner elements, at least two feed regions, through which the fibrous material to be refined is feedable into the refining space (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventor: Jorma Halla
  • Patent number: 8636237
    Abstract: A herb grinder includes a metal sheet having a first surface and an opposite second surface. the sheet being configured to include, on at least one of the surfaces, a plurality of grooves extending parallel with one another and spaced apart from one another, wherein the grooves and said at least one of the surfaces, a plurality of grooves extending parallel with one another and spaced apart from one another, wherein the grooves and at least one of the surfaces define a square wave shape having flat valleys and flat peaks, wherein the flat valleys are roughened by a process of photochemical etching. A plurality of holes of a first type, extending from a peak to the bottom surface of the metal sheet, and a plurality of holes of a second type extending from a valley to the bottom surface of the metal sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: The Violina Syndicate, LLC
    Inventors: Eitam Scharf, Kimberly Dian Grant
  • Patent number: 8555781
    Abstract: The garbage processing recycler includes a series of top compartments aligned above a series of bottom compartments. A hydraulic cylinder is concentrically aligned with the top compartments to provide a compressor function attributed with opposing compressor plates that can descend into opposing top compartments to compress recyclable materials contained therein. After compression, a support base is removed and the recyclables are shredded upon passing through a screen via the same hydraulic cylinder and compressor plate, and thereafter the compressed and shredded recyclable material descends below to the respective bottom compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Wilfredo Garcia
  • Publication number: 20130214074
    Abstract: A grinder in the form of a lighter where the grinding is performed on the outer shell. The grinder has unique groove patterns on the shell that form the grinding area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: THE VIOLINA SYNDICATE, LLC
    Inventor: THE VIOLINA SYNDICATE, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130214073
    Abstract: A grinder specially adapted for grinding herbs has a sheet with unique groove patterns forming a grinding area. Although it is a manual grinder, the grinder does not require the use of cutting blades, making it much safer to use. The grinder is particularly suitable for grinding softer herbs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: THE VIOLINA SYNDICATE, LLC
    Inventor: THE VIOLINA SYNDICATE, LLC
  • Patent number: 8500050
    Abstract: A food waste disposer has a grinding mechanism that improves fineness and speed of grinding food waste, and also controls or meters the size of the comminuted food waste particles that are discharged from the food waste disposer. It does so by utilizing a more aggressive grind ring of the grinding mechanism that includes horizontal shredder elements in addition to openings, and blocking all except the openings in a minor circumferential portion of the grind ring from discharging comminuted food waste and water to a discharge outlet. In an aspect, a resilient seal is used to seal the adapter ring to a housing of an upper end bell of the grinding section and also provide a seal for a rotating shredder plate assembly of the food waste disposer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: Jerry G. Ryder
  • Publication number: 20130134247
    Abstract: An apparatus for a kitchen appliance for handling items to be processed includes a static housing part having an upper axial face, and a rotating ring element having a lower axial face which rests on the upper axial face of a static housing part in the presence of an annular gap there between. The upper axial face and/or the lower axial face and/or the rotating ring element is hereby constructed such as to effect a radial conveying of items being processed in the annular gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: BSH BOSCH UND SIEMENS HAUSGERÄTE GMBH
    Inventors: Matej Berzelak, Andrej Blagotinsek, Uros Jegrisnik, Stanislav Mazej
  • Patent number: 8448887
    Abstract: The present matter provides an improved grating surface and graters having an improved grating surface. The grating surface includes one or more cutting blades extending outwardly from the grating surface each including a cutting edge, and at least one groove located on the grating surface and extending towards the cutting edge of the at least one cutting blade. The at least one groove can be located on the cutting blade surface and extend towards and into the cutting edge. The at least one grove can be formed by chemical etching techniques (e.g. in a grating surface of metal such as stainless steel). Grooves and cutting blades can be simultaneously formed in a grating surface by chemical etching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Browne & Co.
    Inventors: David Green, David Chan, Karen Chow
  • Publication number: 20130092771
    Abstract: A garlic press includes a ratchet body pivotally connected to a main body and biased away from the main body. A pusher is coupled to a ratchet rack, with a pawl engaging the ratchet rack to incrementally urge the pusher downward through the ratchet body and toward a grid of blades. A slicing blade attached to the main body slices bits of garlic pushed through the grid of blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: PROGRESSIVE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jennifer Cotter, Lance Hood, Joshua Stewart, Scott Jarnagin
  • Patent number: 8403243
    Abstract: A food grater having an improved cutting surface with teeth that are configured to prevent or reduce the sideways pull against a food item as it travels along the cutting surface. In a preferred version, the blades are formed with a V-shape that improves the ability of the user to push a food item straight down the cutting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Progressive International Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Kent
  • Patent number: 8393561
    Abstract: A mobile slurry apparatus for creating a slurry from oil sand ore has a frame and a slurry box supported by the frame. Water is mixed with the ore to form a slurry that is retained in the slurry box. The frame base has a first set of spaced apart support points for supporting the frame in a stationary mode, and a second set of spaced apart support points for supporting the frame in a moving mode. The second set of spaced apart support points is closer together than the first set of support points and defines a lifting region disposed beneath a center of gravity of the slurry apparatus in a moving mode when the slurry box is empty. Thus, a single moving device can be positioned beneath the second set of support points for lifting and moving the slurry apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Suncor Energy Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford E. Bjornson, Garth Robert Booker
  • Publication number: 20130048769
    Abstract: A herb grinder comprising a metal sheet having a first surface and an opposite second surface, the sheet being configured to include, on at least one of the surfaces, a plurality of grooves extending parallel with one another and spaced apart from one another, wherein the grooves and said at least one of the surfaces define a square wave shape having flat valleys and flat peaks, wherein the flat valleys are roughened by a process of photochemical etching. A plurality of holes of a first type, extending from a peak to the bottom surface of the metal sheet, and a plurality of holes of a second type extending from a valley to the bottom surface of the metal sheet. The metal sheet may include an opening adjacent an edge of the sheet, and a flexible link may be fastened to the metal sheet through the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: THE VIOLINA SYNDICATE, LLC
    Inventors: Eitam Scharf, Kimberly Dian Grant
  • Publication number: 20120312908
    Abstract: A food grater includes a handle and one or more pivoting grating surfaces that can be stowed within the handle or pivoted outward for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: PROGRESSIVE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Joseph Kent
  • Patent number: 8308091
    Abstract: A food grater having an improved cutting surface in which cutting teeth are configured with cutting edges that are inclined in alternating directions. In various embodiments, the cutting surface is incorporated into a hand-held, box, pyramid, or other grater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Progressive International Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Kent
  • Publication number: 20120187231
    Abstract: A herb grinder comprising a metal sheet having a first surface and an opposite second surface, the sheet being configured to include, on at least one of the surfaces, a plurality of grooves extending parallel with one another and spaced apart from one another, wherein the grooves and said at least one of the surfaces define a square wave shape having flat valleys and flat peaks, wherein the flat valleys are roughened by a process of photochemical etching. A plurality of holes of a first type, extending from a peak to the bottom surface of the metal sheet, and a plurality of holes of a second type extending from a valley to the bottom surface of the metal sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: THE VIOLINA SYNDICATE, LLC
    Inventors: Eitam Scharf, Kimberly Dian Grant
  • Patent number: 8220789
    Abstract: The combination food cutting board includes removable cups for food items, and a waste compartment. An upper cutting board mates with a lower base. The upper cutting board includes an aperture aligned with a receptacle in the base for waste, and secondary apertures aligned with matching receptacles in the base for holding the cups food items. The base includes a lateral opening and a sliding drawer in the waste compartment, and may include a storage compartment under the upper cutting board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventors: Harry Pourounidis, Curtis Stone
  • Publication number: 20120080548
    Abstract: A food grater having an improved cutting surface in which cutting teeth are configured with cutting edges that are inclined in alternating directions. In various embodiments, the cutting surface is incorporated into a hand-held, box, pyramid, or other grater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: PROGRESSIVE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Joseph Kent
  • Publication number: 20120080547
    Abstract: A food grater having an improved cutting surface with teeth that are configured to prevent or reduce the sideways pull against a food item as it travels along the cutting surface. In a preferred version, the blades are formed with a V-shape that improves the ability of the user to push a food item straight down the cutting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: PROGRESSIVE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Joseph Kent
  • Patent number: 8136748
    Abstract: A grating plate (1) for a container/grater for friable food products, in particular hard cheese, is described, which is contained in a base (10) on which a reverse cup-shaped element is assembled for defining a chamber for the product, the grating plate (1) composing the bottom of the chamber and having a plurality of openings (27) with whose edges respective teeth (25), projecting in the containing chamber, are associated; the plate (1) is not equipped with supporting ribs and is equipped with a convex surface (29) adjacent to a lower cutting floor of the plate (1), the convexity of the surface (29) being adapted to make it reach a maximum height (A) with respect to the horizontal cutting plane of the plate (1) in the points of the plate (1) that are furthest from the center of the base (10) corresponding to the longitudinal axis of the rod (20), such height (A) progressively decreasing till it becomes zero at the center of the base (10), next to the longitudinal axis of the grating plate (1) and of the rod
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Bisio Progetti S.p.A.
    Inventor: Stefano Bisio
  • Patent number: 8096218
    Abstract: A device for cutting food includes a slide operable to receive a food product that is slid across the slide so as to perform a cutting procedure. A cutting blade including a cutting edge is included. A switch is included operable to switch the device from a neutral position in which the cutting edge is at least one of covered and recessed, to a cutting position in which the cutting edge is neither covered nor recessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Leifheit AG
    Inventors: Markus Klotz, Benjamin Schramm
  • Publication number: 20110290926
    Abstract: An adaptable multi-grater set has a special wing configuration that allows it to be attached on different bowls and stewpots. The multi-grater set has side-accessories, such as the wings which can be put on an axis, a scale part, mini bowls, and different grater blades/slicers which can be fixed on the wings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: ARZUM ELEKTRIKLI EV ALETLERI SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventor: Murat Kolbasi TALIP
  • Patent number: 7922565
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for comminuting dry ice granules, comprising a housing having a flow channel for dry ice granules which can be applied, by means of compressed gas, to a surface to be cleaned, and also comprising a first comminution member for comminuting the dry ice granules which are to be dispensed. In order to provide a device of this kind with which different degrees of comminution of dry ice granules can be achieved in a simple manner, it is proposed according to the invention that the device has at least one second comminution member which can be disposed in the housing in a position in which a total degree of comminution, which is greater than the individual degree of comminution which can be achieved solely by the first comminution member, can be achieved in combination with the first comminution member. A dry ice dispensing arrangement for dispensing a mixture of compressed gas and dry ice granules is also proposed, having a device of the above kind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Alfred Kaercher GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bernd Knisel, Ralf Schick
  • Publication number: 20110079670
    Abstract: A fan-shaped grater (100) for foodstuffs comprises at least one base element (10) and at least one grater module (20, 30, 40). The base element (10) and grater module (20, 30, 40) therein are each curved, angled or cropped and run out into a head region (12, 22, 32, 42). A common pivot axis (1) runs through the head region (12, 22, 32, 42). By fanning out the grater modules (20, 30, 40) with respect to the base element (10), a parabola-shaped configuration is formed so that the fan-shaped grater (100) can stand independently and the grating surface (43) is positioned at a slant to the vertical pivot axis (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: EMSA GMBH
    Inventors: Najine Ameli, Paul Budde
  • Publication number: 20110017853
    Abstract: A device and method for manufacture thereof having a one or more cantilevered cutting teeth integrally formed in raised configuration on a flat base fro cutting food items moved along said base. The free end portion is formed by upper and lower etched out portions of the upper end of said cutting teeth to form a cutting edge. The upper surface of the upper cut-out portion of the teeth is situation at a position out contact with food items being cut. A substantially portion of the teeth is coated with a low friction material, except for the cutting edge In a second embodiment one or more domed cutting elements are cut out of base sheet and may include a leading V-shaped cutting edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Richard S. Smith, Louis Chalfant
  • Patent number: 7837137
    Abstract: A food holder for a grater or a slicer, having a shaft element into which food that is to be minced can be placed and through which it can be conveyed to a device for mincing foods that can be connected to the holder is characterized in that the shaft element has an elongated cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Leifheit AG
    Inventors: Markus Klotz, Benjamin Schramm, Christian Gross, Stephan Gerster
  • Patent number: 7819350
    Abstract: A grater for grating of gratable food products with different hardness degrees. A cylindrical grater container receives a driver element which is mounted rotatively moveable and which includes a plurality of guiding elements, and which carries a feed disk at the same time. The feed disk has an external thread which is actively connected with an internal thread integrally formed on the inner surface of the grater container, and which can be linearly moved through the grater container by rotation of the driver element, and can be pressed onto a product to be grated which is located in the grater container, and the product to be grated can be grated by a grater insert attached on the grating side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: MOHA Moderne Haushaltwaren AG
    Inventor: Ulrich Greiner