With Catch Pan Patents (Class 269/15)
  • Patent number: 9687113
    Abstract: A cutting board assembly that includes a tray and a cutting board member. The tray has a reservoir area. The cutting board member is configured to be at least partially positioned inside the reservoir area. The cutting board member has a cutting surface and at least one through-hole. Liquid on the cutting surface flows therefrom through the through-hole(s) and collects in the reservoir area of the tray. The cutting board member may have one or more channels configured to channel the liquid toward the through-hole(s). Each of the one or more channels may be tapered to help direct the liquid. Together the channel(s) and the through-hole(s) may completely surround the cutting surface. The tray may include one or more pouring grooves or spouts through which the liquid in the reservoir area may be poured therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventors: Catherine M. Torlai, Warren J. Rheaume, Thomas L. Rheaume, Michael J. Rheaume, James P. Rheaume, John S. Rheaume
  • Patent number: 9066626
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating food substances, includes a cutting plate defining a longitudinal axis and having at least one cutting surface for supporting food substances and a collecting tray mounted with respect to the cutting plate. The collecting tray is dimensioned and adapted to transition between a first stored condition to facilitate storage or transport thereof and a second operative condition to provide a reservoir for collecting food substances cut on the cutting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventor: Keith Young
  • Patent number: 8985567
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved cutting board device. The device allows a user to prepare food on one side of the cutting board while the other is being cleaned. The device provides a user a quick and easy transition to a new, clean, cutting board work surface without the need to carry waste to a disposal bin, without having to stop to wash and dry the soiled surface of the cutting board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventors: John Constantino, Jr., John Constantino, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20140339750
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved cutting board device. The device allows a user to prepare food on one side of the cutting board while the other is being cleaned. The device provides a user a quick and easy transition to a new, clean, cutting board work surface without the need to carry waste to a disposal bin, without having to stop to wash and dry the soiled surface of the cutting board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: John Constantino, JR., John Constantino, SR.
  • Publication number: 20140265092
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cleaning. The original motivation for the creation of the apparatus was the cleaning of shoes or bare feet, but the apparatus can be used in other organic and inorganic applications as well. The apparatus can be used in conjunction with a variety of different vacuum technologies, including wet dry vacuum systems. The apparatus can be implemented as a stand-alone mat or as modular component that can be combined with other units to achieve the desired coverage area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Carl Looney
  • Patent number: 8800984
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved cutting board device. The device allows a user to prepare food on one side of the cutting board while the other is being cleaned. The device provides a user a quick and easy transition to a new, clean, cutting board work surface without the need to carry waste to a disposal bin, without having to stop to wash and dry the soiled surface of the cutting board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventors: John Constantino, Jr., John Constantino, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20140175724
    Abstract: A chopping aid device for use in chopping of firewood includes a frame to pre-vent pieces of wood from spreading into the surroundings outside the chopping aid device during chopping. In order to make chopping of wood easy, fast and safe, the chopping aid device has a support with flexible spikes to keep the firewood in an upright position within the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Juha Huhtala, Mikko Heine, Teemu Sandelin
  • Publication number: 20140175723
    Abstract: A chopping aid device for use in chopping of firewood prevents pieces of wood from spreading into the surroundings outside the chopping aid device during chopping. The chopping aid device includes a basket-like cuff frame for chopped wood. In order to make the chopping aid device durable against mishits and to prevent the blade of the axe from becoming blunt in case of mishits by the axe, the cuff frame is made of an elastomeric material providing dampening characteristics against impacts and an upper edge of the cuff frame is covered with a collar made of a harder material than the cuff frame and providing protection of the cuff frame against cuts. A method for manufacturing a chopping aid device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Teemu Sandelin, Mikko Heine, Mika Sokka
  • Patent number: 8757602
    Abstract: A colander includes a front portion, an intermediate portion, and a back portion, with the intermediate portion being formed from a resilient material. The front portion is sized to be smaller than the back portion, allowing the front portion to be pressed into the back portion, folding the intermediate portion, for compact storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Progressive International Corporation
    Inventor: Justin Bagley
  • Publication number: 20140027966
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved cutting board device. The device allows a user to prepare food on one side of the cutting board while the other is being cleaned. The device provides a user a quick and easy transition to a new, clean, cutting board work surface without the need to carry waste to a disposal bin, without having to stop to wash and dry the soiled surface of the cutting board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: John Constantino, JR., John Constantino, SR.
  • Publication number: 20130256963
    Abstract: The “Clean Cutting Board” is a new design in kitchen cutting boards that maintains a cleaner cutting surface and cleaner surrounding area by allowing the liquid and cutting waste to flow into and be placed in the bottom holding tray to be placed directly into the trash without leaving an unsanitary mess making clean up faster and easier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Yedidia Shofet, Ben Naim
  • Publication number: 20130241127
    Abstract: A food processor includes a container having an interior provided with a receiving space, a straining basket removably mounted in the receiving space of the container, at least one chopping board removably mounted in the receiving space of the container, and two support bars retractably mounted on the container. Thus, the foods are processed by the chopping board, the wasted foods and water are pushed into and placed in the container, and the processed foods are pushed into and washed in the straining basket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Heng-De Yang
  • Publication number: 20130214466
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating food substances, includes a cutting plate defining a longitudinal axis and having at least one cutting surface for supporting food substances and a collecting tray mounted with respect to the cutting plate. The collecting tray is dimensioned and adapted to transition between a first stored condition to facilitate storage or transport thereof and a second operative condition to provide a reservoir for collecting food substances cut on the cutting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Keith Young
  • Publication number: 20130119594
    Abstract: The present invention provides a supporting structure of a maintenance platform. The maintenance platform includes a main plate, a supporting module, a plurality of supporting plates, and a plurality of transverse rods. The main plate is provided on the supporting module. The transverse rods penetrate the main plate in a transverse direction. The transverse rods allow the supporting plates to be connected to both sides of the main plate. With the transverse rods penetrating the main plate in a transverse direction, the supporting strength of the maintenance platform is increased, and the undesired break or bend of the supporting plate is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Yiang Chou Liu
  • Publication number: 20130049275
    Abstract: A cutting board for capturing and draining liquids from food items. Projection(s) extend from the bottom side of the board for supporting the board above a work surface. A drain port for draining liquid has an inlet in a channel defined on the top side of the board and an outlet below the bottom side of board and above the bottom(s) of the projection(s). The outlet is defined on an outlet portion configured for causing liquid from the outlet to collect away from the bottom(s) of the projection(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: SPOS Specialty Products Online Store Ltd.
    Inventor: Phillip Morgan
  • Patent number: 8360407
    Abstract: A cutting board with scrap bin includes a generally planar cutting surface that can rest on a countertop to enable cutting. One portion of the cutting board is adapted to attach to a scrap bin, with the scrap bin being selectively attachable or detachable as desired. In some versions the scrap bin is also collapsible, making it smaller for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Progressive International Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Kent
  • Publication number: 20120319339
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating food substances includes a cutting plate defining a longitudinal axis and having at least one cutting surface for supporting food substances and a collecting tray releasably mountable to the cutting plate. The collecting tray defines a reservoir for collecting food substances cut on the cutting surface. The collecting tray may define a spout adapted to facilitate pouring of liquid material of the food substances. The collecting tray may define first and second spout segments. The first and second spouts may be disposed in diametrical opposed relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Keith Young
  • Patent number: 8251357
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating food substances includes a cutting plate defining a longitudinal axis and having at least one cutting surface for supporting food substances and a collecting tray releasably mountable to the cutting plate. The collecting tray defines a reservoir for collecting food substances cut on the culling surface. The collecting tray may define a spout adapted to facilitate pouring of liquid material of the food substances. The collecting tray may define first and second spout segments. The first and second spouts may be disposed in diametrical opposed relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Keith Young
  • 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: 20120094238
    Abstract: To provide a substrate holding apparatus which can prevent a liquid from entering into a rear surface side of a substrate. A substrate holding apparatus is provided with a base material, a first holding portion formed on the base material for holding the substrate, and a second holding portion formed on the base material for holding a plate member by surrounding the circumference of a processing substrate held by the first holding portion. The second holding portion holds the plate member so as to form a second space on the side of the rear surface of the plate member. On the rear surface of the plate member, an absorbing member is arranged for absorbing the liquid entered from a gap between the substrate held by the first holding portion and the plate member held by the second holding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki NAGASAKA, Makoto Shibuta, Katsushi Nakano, Yuichi Yoshida, Hiroaki Takaiwa
  • Publication number: 20110221112
    Abstract: A cutting board with scrap bin includes a generally planar cutting surface that can rest on a countertop to enable cutting. One portion of the cutting board is adapted to attach to a scrap bin, with the scrap bin being selectively attachable or detachable as desired. In some versions the scrap bin is also collapsible, making it smaller for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: PROGRESSIVE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Joseph Kent
  • Publication number: 20090322004
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating food substances includes a cutting plate defining a longitudinal axis and having at least one cutting surface for supporting food substances and a collecting tray releasably mountable to the cutting plate. The collecting tray defines a reservoir for collecting food substances cut on the culling surface. The collecting tray may define a spout adapted to facilitate pouring of liquid material of the food substances. The collecting tray may define first and second spout segments. The first and second spouts may be disposed in diametrical opposed relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventor: Keith Young
  • Patent number: 7578234
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of making and using an economical and disposable kitchen utensil, by forming a dished, semi-circular or semi-elliptical receptacle, by cutting an existing dished circular or elliptical food plate in half, resulting in two matching units, or by manufacturing a dished semi-circular or semi-elliptical receptacle in the shape of half of a dished circular or elliptical food plate, that will be used for the collection and transfer of prepared food items located atop a kitchen chop board or countertop surface to a cooking, serving, refuse or other kitchen receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Inventor: Wallace Maurice Sumner
  • Publication number: 20090146353
    Abstract: An improved cutting board that is capable of simultaneously providing a top cutting surface with perforated drain holes and a pan for containment of juices. The apparatus comprises a polymeric plastic cutting surface, with perforated and elongated drain holes spaced at intervals along the cutting surface with legs for support attached to a stainless steel pan for the containment of juices. A pour spout is oriented in one of the corners to pour out the juices with ease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventor: Paul R. Hashim
  • Patent number: 7530558
    Abstract: A cutting board assembly comprises a cutting board; a frame for supporting the cutting board thereon; and a drawer having a length, a width, and a depth defining a containment space for containing food therein, and having measuring increments marked along a length or a width thereof. The drawer is supported by the frame for sliding movement between a retracted position, in which the drawer is substantially retained within the frame and the containment space is substantially covered, and a protracted position, in which the containment space is substantially uncovered. A volume of food retained within the containment space may be measured using the increments marked along the length or the width of the drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Edison Nation, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph N. Casale, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Jerry Shew
  • Patent number: 7044693
    Abstract: In a double housing machining center, a table having a plurality of T slots on its top surface is arranged substantially in a horizontal direction. A lower space, into which chips are received, is provided under the table. A plurality of through-holes, being in fluid communication with bottom portions of the T slots and passing through the table to reach the lower space, is scattered and formed in the table. The chips introduced into the T slots are discharged into the lower space through the through-holes. Thus, the chips splashed down onto the table and introduced into the T slots are readily removed and the cleaning work of the table is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Mori Seiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryuichi Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 6719099
    Abstract: A hydraulic power unit for use in conjunction with an elevator construction having an elevator car operably connected to a pair of hydraulic rams comprises a chassis having a floor and a sidewall forming a hydraulic fluid sump region. The hydraulic rams are mounted to the floor in the sump region. A hydraulic fluid reservoir is supported by the chassis, which also supports a pump/motor unit for the rams. Leveling feet mounted to the chassis allow the power unit to accommodate a variety of conditions in the hoistway pit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventors: Miles P. Lamb, William J. Rafferty
  • Patent number: 6694892
    Abstract: An exhausting device includes an anatomic table having a bearing table surface and a laminar air flow generator having an inlet and an outlet and disposed above the table to cover an inner part of the bearing table surface. The table has a circumference including a trough which surrounds the inner part to form a depressed area for laying an anatomizee. An inner portion of the trough forms a flow path which surrounds four lateral walls of the trough. Middle positions of the four lateral walls have openings to provide connected air seams. One side of the trough includes an air outlet. An exhaust outlet is installed at the corner of the anatomic environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Institute of Occupation Safety and Health
    Inventors: Chin-Liang Lin, Cheng-Ping Chang, Rong-Ing Cheng
  • Patent number: 6651970
    Abstract: The present invention 10 discloses a cutting board having multiple cutting surfaces 20, 48, and 66 for use in different applications. A porous cutting surface 20 is used when working with any food product that tends to purge fluids 46. This top allows the natural juices from the food product 14 to pass through the cutting board 20 via holes 22 and into a holding container 30, rather than running off the sides. A trap door cutting surface 48 is for general use with a wide variety of purposes. The trap door 50 allows the user to quickly remove products from the cutting surface via hole 56 and send directly into the holding container 30. A cold cutting surface 66 comprises a cutting surface 66 with a thin metal conductor plate 68 within it, that when placed over a provided ice gel pack 70 contains a cool temperature while being worked on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventor: Robert Scott
  • Patent number: 6616132
    Abstract: A planking tool comprising a base, a handle mechanism rotatably attached to the base and a pair of teeth slidably attached to the base wherein the teeth are movable between an engaging position and a disengaging position. A first connecting mechanism attaches the handle mechanism to the pair of teeth. A push plate slidably attached to the base is slidable between an extended position and a withdrawn position. A second connecting mechanism attaches the handle mechanism to the push plate. When the handle is rotated relative to the base the pair of teeth move from the disengaging position to the engaging position while the push plate remains in the withdrawn position. As the handle continues to rotate relative to the base the pair of teeth remain in the engaging position and the push plate moves from the withdrawn position to the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Inventor: Melvin Ray Ellison
  • Patent number: 6528124
    Abstract: A first disk carrier constructed in accordance with the invention is substantially circular, and has a size and shape such that it can be placed in an opening in a second, larger disk carrier. In one embodiment, the second, large disk carrier is a conventional disk carrier, e.g. used to hold a substrate during a magnetic disk manufacturing process. The first disk carrier is circular, and has a diameter equal (or substantially equal) to common substrates currently being manufactured. Therefore, the first disk carrier fits in and can be held by the second disk carrier. The first disk carrier has one or more openings for holding one or more substrates that have a diameter substantially less than the diameter of the opening of the second disk carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Komag, Inc.
    Inventor: Tin Nguyen
  • Patent number: 6513803
    Abstract: A grossing board for preparing gross tissue samples having relatively uniform thickness features one or more tissue-receiving depressions and one or more knife-guiding members. The bottom surface of a tissue-receiving depression is essentially parallel to the upper, cutting surface of the grossing board, and the knife-guiding members are configured to guide the pathologist's knife so as to ensure cuts that are parallel to the bottom surface of the tissue-receiving depression, thereby yielding gross tissue samples of desired reproducible, uniform thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: The University of Miami
    Inventors: Azorides R. Morales, Ervin Essenfeld, Harold Essenfeld
  • Patent number: 6478293
    Abstract: An integrally formed polymeric cutting board comprising a horizontal cutting surface and an integral trough portion, a first arcuate vertical side wall having an arcuate upper lip portion extending above the cutting surface extending into the trough portion and an opposed vertical arcuate side wall having an upper edge coplanar with the cutting surface forming a truncated ellipsoid in planned view. The cutting surface is further supported by a central support member in the form of a tube having an upper end integral with the horizontal panel. The outer end wall of the trough portion is inclined outwardly and the cutting board includes a removable scoop configured to nest in the trough portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Inventor: Kit L. Keener
  • Patent number: 6386531
    Abstract: A cutting board having medial and peripheral drain holes to remove the juices, drippings, and food trimmings produced during the preparation of foods. A trough traverses the periphery of the cutting board to ensure complete drainage of the fluids from the cutting surface. The cutting board of the present invention allows for the clean, efficient preparation of foods and eliminates food contamination resulting from the juices of raw food contacting other foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Inventor: Mike J. Prosser
  • Patent number: 6371470
    Abstract: A funneled cutting board assembly comprising a cutting board with feet and integral funnel assembly. The cutting board comprises a cutting surface with side rails and an aperture. Extending through the aperture is a funnel. The cutting board may contain an accessory, such as a knife sharpener. The feet of the cutting board are foldable, so in the open position they raise the board for use above a flat surface, and may be closed for use over a sink or to facilitate storage of the board. The funnel assembly of the funneled cutting board may come with various accessories, such as a strainer and different grater inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Inventor: Robert S. Ward
  • Patent number: 6276675
    Abstract: A cuttingboard has a planar top cutting surface with an aperture formed therein. A first removable container is adapted for secured positioning in the aperture and has impermeable walls for the containment of liquids and solids. A second removable container is also adapted for secured positioning in the aperture and has at least one permeable wall for the containment of solids and outward passage of liquids. The first and second removable containers are sized so the second removable container may be nested within the first removable container. The cuttingboard has extendable legs with foot portions encased in thermoplastic elastomer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Inventor: Ellis N. Shamoon
  • Patent number: 6241226
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum system for reliably holding wafers exposed to effluents in a wafer chuck. A vacuum pump generates a vacuum communicated to a wafer chuck through a tank. The tank has a baffle for converting vapor effluent to liquid effluent from the air sucked into the vacuum system. The tank stores the liquid effluent to prevent the effluent from fouling the vacuum pump and other components. A pressure transducer is connected to the tank to detect a loss in vacuum that may indicate a lost wafer condition. A trap is placed between the tank and the vacuum pump to detect if excessive effluents have escaped from the tank and to signal that corrective action may need to be taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: SpeedFam-IPEC Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory A. Olsen, Christopher J. Lichner, Phillip Rayer, II, Chad J. Voelkers
  • Patent number: 6129344
    Abstract: A chopping board includes a U-shaped groove defined in a bottom thereof and a basket has an open top so that the peripheral rail defining the open top of the basket is engaged with the groove if the chopping board. The area of the chopping board is smaller than the area of the open top of the basket so that the food treated on the chopping board is pushed directly into the basket from the open top not covered by the chopping board. A frame is slidably engaged with two sides of the basket so as to conveniently position the basket on the sink top of the counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Inventor: Cheng-Wei Yang
  • Patent number: 6073671
    Abstract: A wallpaper border installation aid is provided including a housing with a vertical slot formed therein. The housing is releasably mounted to a recipient surface, namely a wall. The slot is adapted to slidably receive a wallpaper border and maintain the same a predetermined distance from a ceiling during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Inventor: Loretta R. Chapman
  • Patent number: 5996983
    Abstract: A board and waste container arrangement for a work surface having an edge includes a waste container having an open top, side walls and a bottom defining a waste receptacle for placement next to the edge of a work surface in a use position for the container. A board member having a bottom for placement on the work surface near the edge of the work surface in a use position for the board member, having a top and a discharge side. The discharge side of the board member is placed over and along the edge of the work surface when the board is in the use position. A pivot structure, such as a pair of ears extending from opposite ends of the discharge side of the board member, connects the board member to the container for pivotally mounting the container to the board member adjacent the discharge so that the container hangs over the edge of the work surface in the use positions of the container and the board member, with one side wall of the container being nearest the discharge side of the board member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Inventor: Richard Laurenzi
  • Patent number: 5938185
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new and improved cutting board assembly comprising a base component having a substantially rectangular cutting surface with two opposing side walls depending therefrom. The area between the cutting surface and side walls define an interior chamber. The cutting surface has a plurality of apertures aligned in substantially parallel rows which are received within longitudinal channels having downwardly converging sidewalls for directing juices produced from cut food items into the apertures. A hollow cylindrical conduit is in fluid communication with the apertures and the interior chamber. Slidably received within the interior chamber of the base component is a drawer type collection tray which may be easily removed therefrom for receiving juices from the conduits. The base component also has a pair of substantially C-shaped support members each attached to an opposing side wall for elevating the cutting surface a predetermined distance from a table or kitchen counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Inventor: Howard Kletter
  • Patent number: 5918357
    Abstract: A shoe rack includes a stand supporting at least one shoe mount over a removable bin. Each shoe mount may be connected to the stand by a strut so that the sole of a shoe placed around a shoe mount is presented in a position convenient for removal of cleats. A shoe mount is shaped so as to prevent substantial rotation of the shoe in reaction to the turning of a cleat. Removed cleats and debris collected in the bin may be disposed by removal and emptying of the bin. Several shoe mounts may be used to accommodate shoes of different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Inventor: William Ray Pennell
  • Patent number: 5865105
    Abstract: A generally planar rectangular base plate supports a quartet of upwardly extending outwardly angled support members each terminating in a receptacle end. The receptacle ends receive and support a rectangular generally planar cutting board at the four corners thereof. A plurality of openings are formed between the base plate and the upwardly extending support members through which a generally rectangular working pan having a bottom, opposed sides, frontal wall and rear wall is slidingly received through any of the openings to rest upon the base plate beneath the cutting board. The working pan may be partially withdrawn from the cutting board tray thus formed to extend partially beyond the overlying edge of the cutting board to facilitate the transfer of discarded materials from the cutting board to the working pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Inventor: George Pepelanov
  • Patent number: 5826286
    Abstract: A veterinary surgical table is provided which includes a top animal-supporting surface mounted for inclining and supported by at least one extensible rod which provides counterbalancing support for the weight of the top surface and an animal placed thereon. The top surface is preferably longitudinally bifurcated into two pivotally mounted sections to provide independent tilting of each section toward one another, each section being separately counterbalanced by an extensible rod for such tilting movement. The top surface is preferably supported by the extensible rods in strut-supported configuration for minimizing the framework for supporting the table. A slidably removable tray is mounted beneath the separation between the sections for receiving fluid runoff and for enhanced cleaning and sanitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: VSSI, Inc.
    Inventor: Dale Cranston
  • Patent number: 5603491
    Abstract: Tubular frame pieces, with generally a welded construction, provide a sturdy support for mounting a heavy duty vise or other heavy-duty tool. Convenient changeability is provided from an erect working condition to a compact condition for transport or storage, even though such convenient changeability would not be expected for such heavy duty apparatus. A rear leg frame assembly and a front leg frame assembly are rotatably carried by transverse bars of a base frame. Temporary or partially-supported condition is provided for ease of erection, but a positive erection-holding feature is also provided. Extender bars are optionally provided for carrying ancillary features in addition to the mounting table for the vise. A base frame is provided with wheels, the wheels being movable to a floor-engaging position for ease of mobility, and a retracted position for maximum sturdiness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Inventor: Anthony S. Murrell
  • Patent number: 5546852
    Abstract: A food preparation assembly is disclosed which includes a carving board unit including a carving platform having a substantially planar carving surface with a collection channel defined therein extending about the periphery of the carving surface to collect drippings for separation into fat and juice, and a cutting board unit including an upper cutting surface and a lower undersurface. At least two parallel flanges depend from the undersurface of the cutting board unit which are dimensioned and configured to engage the collection channel in the carving platform to stabilize the cutting board unit during utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Inventor: Robert E. Bidwell
  • Patent number: 5514443
    Abstract: A chopping board is supported on a pad formed from a plastic material which prevents the chopping board from slipping or vibrating when used for chopping different food products. The pad includes a peripheral wall, abutments spaced from and extending circumferentially around an inner surface of the wall, and a corner through hole. The upper surface of the pad is provided with a plurality of spaced convex areas, with each area having an upwardly extending projection. The lower surface of the pad is provided with a plurality of corresponding spaced concave areas, with a plurality of downwardly extending projections disposed between the concave areas. The chopping board may be provided with a corner hole corresponding to the hole of the pad to permit the board and pad to be hung together on a hanger for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Inventor: Chung-jung Chen
  • Patent number: 5505430
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing and installing toilet bowls comprising a frame assembly formed of a lower rectangular support structure having parallel side supports, a front support and a rear support, an upper support structure having parallel side supports located above the lower side supports and a front support coupled therebetween, vertical spacers coupling the front edges of the upper and lower side supports, and a rear vertical support structure coupling the upper and lower side supports adjacent to their back edges thereof, the rear vertical supports extending vertically to an elevated location with respect to the upper side supports with a vertical horizontal coupling support therebetween; and a control box supported on the upper surface of the upper horizontal coupling support, the control box having a driver and a jack handle under the control of the operator, the control box also having, associated therewith, a pair of cables with upper and lower ends, the upper ends adapted to be received and moved ve
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Inventor: Charles W. Barnett
  • Patent number: 5366208
    Abstract: A cutting board system provides both a cutting board and a drip pan tray for receiving juices and trimmings which are cut from food articles. The cutting board mounts directly within a drip pan tray and is provided with at least one notch whereby juices may flow into the tray below. The tray is provided with a pour system to provide convenient cutting, serving and pouring of the food to be served.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Inventor: William Benjamin
  • Patent number: 5277640
    Abstract: A mount for supporting a cathode-ray tube is employed in a frit sealing furnace. The frit seal furnace (1) comprises a furnace body (3) and conveyor belts (5) disposed in the furnace body (3) for feeding mounts (21) which each support a panel (31) and a funnel (32) that are superposed one on the other with a frit glass (33) interposed therebetween. Each of the conveyor belts (5) is composed of a pair of chain belts (4a, 4b). The mount (21) is placed on the conveyor belts (5) in the frit seal furnace (1) through a space which comprises a mesh screen (26), so that the mount (21) is suitable for use in the frit seal furnace (1). When the tube body of a cathode-ray tube is broken, glass pieces are prevented from falling onto the furnace floor by the mesh screen. The mesh screen does not obstruct air flows in the furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Shinmyou, Shigeru Yoshikawa, Kiyotaka Tanba