Mixing Or Kneading Board Patents (Class 269/302.1)
  • Patent number: 9095237
    Abstract: A cutting board having a removable resilient band is provided. The cutting board includes a planar body defining a top surface, a parallel bottom surface and a uniform width peripheral side. The cutting board also includes a removable resilient band that is configured to engage the periphery of the body. The removable band has a width complementary to the width of the body and defines footings that each has a width greater than the width of the body. The periphery of the body may have a continuous groove and the removable band may have a continuous tongue that fits the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Mango Leaf and Company Inc.
    Inventor: Howard Khuu
  • 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.
  • Patent number: 8959776
    Abstract: A knife safety apparatus that is used to protect the fingers from being cut while cutting and chopping the food items is disclosed. The knife safety apparatus includes a food holding body and a handle connected to the food holding body. The food holding body helps to hold the food firmly with the help of its bottom sidewall. The handle has a gripping surface which helps to hold the knife safety apparatus. The apparatus has a knife guiding slit which acts as a knife receiving and knife cleaning space. The apparatus is helpful to cut, chop, and mince a food item irrespective of its size and shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Jennifer Shipp, Samuel Shipp
  • Patent number: 8931772
    Abstract: A workpiece clamp comprising: a body; a workpiece-engaging spring edge connected to the body; and an opening for accepting a screw for securing the body to a fixture plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Steven E. Phillips
  • Patent number: 8899566
    Abstract: A cutting board wherein a pair of opposed posts are attached near an edge of a top cutting surface and include facing closed slots therein. A retaining bar is located in the slots in the opposed posts and a compression spring provides a downward bias to the retaining bar in a manner which enables the retaining bar to move vertically with respect to the cutting surface. The apparatus facilitates cutting a variety of items using a preferred type of knife commonly referred to as a chef's knife. When an item to be cut is placed on the cutting surface of the board, and the point of the knife engage the retaining bar, the cutting of an item is enhanced and facilitated through the lever action of the knife and the biased retaining bar serving as a fulcrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Graham Noel Drummond
  • Patent number: 8870173
    Abstract: A cutting board which is used for the preparation of types of food and/or for the presentation and cutting of appetizer type foods such as cheese, fruit, etc. The cutting board is constructed simply of a relatively thick (1½?) piece of soft wood such as douglas fir and reinforced with wooden dowels perpendicular to the grain of the wood. Such unique construction maintains the flatness of the board allowing it to be maintenance free and washable in a normal dishwasher cycle without warping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Melvin Robert Lundberg
  • Patent number: 8827253
    Abstract: A hand-strung jewelry construction board. A plurality of holes is drilled into the board. One or more pins are inserted into the holes. Also, one or more clamps are inserted into the holes. A jewelry string is looped around the pins and clamped in position by the clamps. In a preferred embodiment, second and third strings are wrapped around the jewelry string adjacent the pins at each end of the jewelry string. The second and third wrapped strings are glued into place. When the jewelry string is removed from the jewelry construction board, permanent loops are formed into the jewelry string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Sandra Younger
  • 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.
  • Patent number: 8690133
    Abstract: A sanitary, dishwasher-safe perforated cutting board that may enable liquids to pass through, and may be used with or without a fitted tray to facilitate the cutting of meats and rinsed vegetables without the resulting in meat juices and vegetable drippings on the counter. The cutting board may be used as a cutting board or as a cutting board and sieve when placed in a sink for cutting fruits and vegetables in the sink. Bumps found on the bottom of the cutting board or in a fitted tray may create a rigid cutting surface while providing channels through which liquids can pass. These bumps may enable the cutting board to be flexible, yet rigid when placed on a flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Edmund Heinrich Hauser
  • Patent number: 8590877
    Abstract: A corralling utensil with associated cutting board (10). The corralling utensil (40) quickly, easily and accurately gathers and moves food or other items around and off the cutting board (20) to another location, and may be used separately from the cutting board (20) on other surfaces such as tables, counters, butcher blocks and chopping mats. The corralling utensil (40) may be removably stored in, on, or to a designated area of the associated cutting board (20) for convenient storage and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Eric S. Zeitlin
  • Patent number: 8590872
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding a measurement object, particularly a formed sheet metal component of a vehicle body, in a reference position, comprises at least one carrier which holds the measurement object and has a carrier head that can be placed against the measurement object. The carrier comprises a plurality of carrier heads which can optionally be moved, relative to the rest of the carrier, into contact positions and the carrier heads can be pivoted about an axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Junker & Partner GmbH
    Inventors: Alfred Huber, Franz-Rudolf Junker
  • Patent number: 8572828
    Abstract: The present invention includes a mounting structure for mounting a component between a first member and a second member. According to the mounting structure, the component is first placed on a surface of the first member. Then, the second member is fitted with the component by a fitting device, so that the component is positioned relative to the second member. Thereafter, the component is fixed in position relative to the first member by a joint device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignees: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshihiro Sakai, Akihisa Hotta, Koji Katano, Toshiyuki Inagaki, Nobutaka Teshima
  • Patent number: 8523158
    Abstract: An opener and a buffer table for a test handler are disclosed. The opener includes an opening plate, a plurality of pin blocks forming pairs, and at least one or more interval retaining apparatus for retaining an interval between the pin blocks forming a pair. Each of the pin blocks is movably coupled to the opening plate, and includes opening pins for releasing a holding state of a holding apparatus that holds semiconductor devices in a carrier board. Although semiconductor devices to be tested are altered in size and a carrier board loading with the semiconductor devices is thus replaced, the opener does not need to be replaced, thereby reducing the replacement cost and the waste of resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: TechWing., Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Sung Na, In-Gu Jeon, Seung-Chul Ahn, Dong-Han Kim, Jae-Hyun Son
  • Patent number: 8485510
    Abstract: A cutting board for food preparation is equipped with a blower which can be mounted on the board in various positions to keep airborne irritants from the cut food away from the breathing zone of the preparer. A novel food guide and knife guard combination may be mounted on a grid of locations on the upper surface of the cutting board. The grid points have holes drilled through the board which provide a means for mounting the food guide and the knife guard as well as a means for draining juices from the cutting surface. A removable juice collection tray is mounted below the cutting board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Cesar Ito
  • Patent number: 8430387
    Abstract: A leverage based cutting board system having a rotatable tower and sliding knife holster is disclosed. Control of the height of the sliding knife holster and unique locking system facilitates cutting of foodstuffs of a variety of shapes and consistencies. The system further provides an advantage of using any traditional knife. It allows rapid switching between traditional cutting and leverage cutting. The system decreases the total scale of force required to cut foodstuffs and constrains the number of untoward knife motions. The tower with its unique property of rotating 180 degree makes it apt to use both the surfaces in a single preparation. The unique texture of the board helps it to grip slippery food items. The sleek and compact design helps keeping the tower intact as it lies horizontally adjacent to the board when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Costin Roser
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8360410
    Abstract: The present invention is a dough board assembly including an outer frame having top and bottom edges, an inner perimeter with the inner perimeter having at least one shoulder, at least one inner board sized to rest on the at least one inner shoulder within the inner perimeter so that at least one of the top and bottom edges extend above the inner board as it rests on the at least one shoulder. The inner perimeter has at least one perimeter length and at least one perimeter width. In an alternate embodiment, the assembly further includes a insert defining at least one orifice. In a second embodiment, the invention further comprises a rolling pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Gabriella Rockwood
  • Patent number: 8328174
    Abstract: A combined plastic chopping board structure includes an upper chopping board, a lower chopping board, and a base. The upper and lower chopping boards have a geometric shape in any color. The upper and lower chopping boards have pattern holes or first hanging holes thereon. The base is integrally formed with the upper and lower chopping boards by injection. The base has a protruding pattern to engage with the pattern holes of the upper and lower chopping boards and a second hanging hole corresponding to the first hanging holes. The upper and lower chopping boards are in different colors and have the pattern holes for identification with ease. The base can be coupled with the upper chopping board or the lower chopping board only to become a one-piece chopping board having two faces in different colors to lower the cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Tsao RU Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Che Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8328175
    Abstract: A frame (1) for receiving and holding a removable board (2) for use in the manufacture of edible products such as bread and the like. The frame (1) comprises a plurality of side walls (100, 101, 102, 103) and reinforcing cross-members (104, 105, 106) so that a board (2) which is adapted to be retained within the frame (1) is protected from damage and wear during transportation along mechanized conveyors in the bread making process. The board (2) is provided with a lip which extends around its perimeter and projects laterally beyond the side walls of the frame to enable removal of the board from the frame. The board (2) further comprises a textured upper surface which helps to prevent dough from sticking and facilitates the eventual removal of the dough from the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Lifestyle Foods
    Inventor: Mark O'Shea
  • Patent number: 8317177
    Abstract: A cutting board, including retaining holes in a side surface thereof, each retaining hole including a screw hole at an end side of the retaining hole and a first fitting portion at an opening side of the retaining hole; projecting rods inserted into the retaining holes each include a cylindrical second fitting portion and a threaded portion to be screwed onto the screw hole with ends of the second fitting portion projecting from the side surface of the cutting board; a remaining portion of each first fitting portion is fit into the fitting portion of each retaining hole; each projecting rod is pivoted in a forward and reverse direction to allow the threaded portion thereof to move in a left and right direction within the screw hole; the length of each of the projecting portions projecting from the side surface of the cutting board is adjusted to fasten each projecting rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Kunihiko Nishida
  • Patent number: 8317176
    Abstract: A cutting board comprising a base and a working board held together by magnets, aligning pins, or fingers on the base gripping the working cutting board. The base has cut-outs so that a plate, tray, or shallow bowl can be slid under the board permitting the cuttings to be slid off the board into the bowl without having to lift the board, likely tilting it and spilling the cuttings and/or juices or dumping separated portions of the cut food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Ralph J. Ferone
  • Patent number: 8297606
    Abstract: The apparatus according to the present invention relates generally to a cutting board that can be used during food preparation. In particular the present invention relates to multi-layered cutting boards which are used for the preparation of food that are constructed to prevent bacterial contamination build-up between each stacked cutting layer of the cutting board. Prevention of bacterial contamination is achieved by sealing the perimeter surface of the cutting board using any method of sealing such as laser, heat and chemical processes. Sealing advantageously eliminates seams, crevices and gaps that naturally occur between stacked layers of the cutting board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Stanley Phillips, Angelo Vincent Polli
  • Patent number: 8286956
    Abstract: A device for preparing food includes a stand having a plurality of legs for supporting at least one cutting board and lifting it off a work surface. The cutting board has a hole in it. A pan fits in or underneath the hole to catch juices, scraps or finished cut items cut on the cutting board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: The Colman Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jayson Pearl, Michael Young, Paul A. Omdoll, Norm Faiola
  • Patent number: 8262070
    Abstract: A clamping device with a linking member, the linking member is pivotally connected with a first and a second slide member, the slide members can be extended outwards and contracted inwards; wherein when deviation angles of two guide slits of the linking member are sharp angles, the first and the second slide members are at their initiate positions, and when deviation angles of two guide slits are obtuse angles, the first and the second slide members are at their extending positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Comart Corporation
    Inventor: Woody Liu
  • 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: 8196881
    Abstract: A system designed to retain a countertop cut-out portion is herein disclosed. A plurality of retainers are intended to be installed at selected locations within initial saw cuts to prevent the cut-out portion from falling and causing damage or injury following the subsequent final saw cuts. The system is intended to be inserted into the saw cut in a longitudinal orientation and rotated into a transversal orientation thereby causing the foot to engage and support the bottom edge of the portion to be removed. Wedge shaped shims are used to compensate for countertop depth variations and to secure the location of the systems. Upon completion of the sawing process, the system allows the cut-out portion to be removed in a safe and controlled manner. The system is intended to accommodate all types of countertop thicknesses and materials, including laminate, granite, imitation or natural stone or marble, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Curt A. Reinbold
  • Patent number: 8141860
    Abstract: A versatile, foldable and disposable cutting board (1) for preparing food is made of a thin, resiliently flexible sheet of propylene, stainless steel or other cut-resistant material. The board has a triangular section (11) projecting away from the user to form a distal pouring funnel and spout when the board is folded along its middle by grabbing both sides (4) and moving them toward each other. A narrow fence (6) extending upwardly from the periphery of the board converges at the apex (9) of the triangular section. A rigidizing flange (15) extends outwardly from the upper rim of the fence but is interrupted (16) near the apex. The fence is interrupted along an offset portion (20) of the proximal edge (2) in order to provide clearance for the blade and handle of a chopping or mincing instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Ivan Goldman
  • Patent number: 8136806
    Abstract: A cutting board with a planar cutting surface and a stand pivotally mounted thereto. The stand supports the cutting board in a generally vertical position to facilitate frequent washing and drainage for healthier food processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Junior Hsu
  • Patent number: 8122800
    Abstract: Provided is a cutting board apparatus comprising a catch pan and a cutting platform. The catch pan includes a substantially planar upper surface enclosed by a retaining member. The catch pan further includes a base member on an underside of the catch pan stabilizing the catch pan against cutting forces. The cutting platform includes a substantially planar cutting surface elevated from the catch pan by a support member extending away from the face of the planar cutting surface, wherein the cutting platform is positioned on the catch pan to form a discard channel between the catch pan retaining member and the cutting surface's outer boundary, and further, wherein the cutting platform and the catch pan are rotatably attached to each other about an axis. Also provided is a corresponding method of cutting an item utilizing a cutting board apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Ramon Correa
  • Patent number: 8123206
    Abstract: A cutting board apparatus with a planar cutting surface and a stand pivotally mounted thereto. The stand supports the cutting board apparatus in a generally vertical position to facilitate frequent washing and drainage for healthier food processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Junior Hsu
  • Patent number: 8079581
    Abstract: An anti-slip device provided with a supporting plate of metal or resin having an attachment portion on a reverse face for other members, and a rubber elastic body unitedly mounted on the supporting plate. Plural connection holes are formed from an obverse face to the reverse face of the supporting plate. Further, the rubber elastic body is composed of a receiving piece portion covering approximately whole of the obverse face and a falling-prevention portion from the reverse face to connect the receiving piece portion through a peripheral portion and the connection hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Nishida
  • Patent number: 8070148
    Abstract: A cutting board, including retaining holes in a side surface thereof, each retaining hole including a screw hole at an end side of the retaining hole and a first fitting portion at an opening side of the retaining hole; projecting rods inserted into the retaining holes each include a cylindrical second fitting portion and a threaded portion to be screwed onto the screw hole with ends of the second fitting portion projecting from the side surface of the cutting board; a remaining portion of each first fitting portion is fit into the fitting portion of each retaining hole; each projecting rod is pivoted in a forward and reverse direction to allow the threaded portion thereof to move in a left and right direction within the screw hole; the length of each of the projecting portions projecting from the side surface of the cutting board is adjusted to fasten each projecting rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Kunihiko Nishida
  • Patent number: 8056890
    Abstract: A portable cutting mat for improving safety when using a power circular saw for cutting wood sheeting. The mat has a top surface, bottom surface, top edge, bottom edge, left edge, and right edge. The mat also contains holes through the top and bottom surfaces in a predetermined grid pattern. Disposed and secured within the mat holes are replaceable support pegs of a predetermined height. A wood sheet is to be laid on top of replaceable support pegs so that the top, bottom, left, and right edges along with row markings are visible around the perimeter of the wood sheet. The row markings are contrasting colors of alternate rows of the replaceable support pegs and/or alternate row markings directly printed on the mat to differentiate between rows of the replaceable support pegs. Cutting channels are the open areas between the rows of the replaceable support pegs, and the top surface of mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: William Thomas Engel
  • Patent number: 7942395
    Abstract: A rotary cutting mat of the present invention has a base plate and a rotary mat, which can be rotated relative to each other. The rotary mat is provided with a shaft member projected from a reverse side thereof. The base plate is provided with a receiving portion, which rotatably receives the shaft member of the rotary mat. Since the rotary mat is simply placed on the base plate with the shaft member being inserted in the receiving portion, there is no need of a rivet for connecting the rotary mat and the base plate. Thus, the constitution on the mat is simplified and the surface of the mat can be maintained flat without any buried rivet head in the mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Olfa Corporation
    Inventor: Shoji Okada
  • Patent number: 7913987
    Abstract: A substrate mounting table includes an electrostatic chuck for attracting and holding a target substrate and a base for holding the electrostatic chuck thereon. The base includes a protruding portion having a large height; and an outer peripheral surface provided around the protruding portion at a position lower than the protruding portion by a preset height. A thermally sprayed film having a thickness equivalent to a height difference between the protruding portion and the outer peripheral surface is deposited on the outer peripheral surface such that the thermally sprayed film becomes continuous with the protruding portion. The electrostatic chuck is formed by installing an electrode between insulating members, and the electrostatic chuck is fixed to the base by using an adhesive to cover a boundary between a top surface of the protruding portion and a surface of the thermally sprayed film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Suzuki, Kaname Yasuda, Ryo Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 7878493
    Abstract: A cutting board has a main cutting surface and a handle extending from the main cutting surface and vertically spaced above the main cutting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Inventor: Ellis N. Shamoon
  • Patent number: 7874549
    Abstract: A cutting board (10) has a base (12) with a planar cutting surface (14). A fixed fence (16) having first and second ends (18, 20) is provided, the fixed fence (16) being mounted to the planar surface (14) of the base (12). A moveable fence (22), has first and second ends (24, 26), with the first of the moveable fence ends (22) being pivotally attached to the first end (18) of the fixed fence (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventor: John DiNatale
  • Patent number: 7850440
    Abstract: A dough shaping device includes a base manufactured from a first predetermined material and having a first predetermined size and a substantially flat upper surface for supporting a predetermined amount of dough. A rolling pin support member is manufactured from a second predetermined material and having a second predetermined size and first predetermined shape and is disposed at a first end of such base member. A dough template is manufactured from a third predetermined material and has a second predetermined shape and a third predetermined size and a predetermined thickness. At least one aperture having a third predetermined shape and a fourth predetermined size is formed through such dough template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventor: Norman Alvidrez
  • Patent number: 7810645
    Abstract: A platform for securely mounting a wafer cassette holder thereon is provided which includes a wafer cassette holder that has a flat bottom surface and four sidewall panels, a platform that has a flat top surface larger than and for mating to the flat bottom surface of the wafer cassette holder, And a securing device mounted in the flat top surface of the platform juxtaposed to each side of the four sidewalls of the wafer cassette holder for preventing the holder from accidentally slipping off the platform, the securing device may include either a plurality of engagement pins that slidingly engages the wafer cassette holder for securely holding the holder on the platform, or a plurality of side panels mounted along the peripheral edge of the platform for preventing the holder from slipping off the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Hung Huang, Ching-Chiang Chang, Yu-Yen Chang, Pei-Yi Kuo, Kuo-Chen Lin, Chung-Yi Lee
  • Publication number: 20100194016
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a planar cutting board having two different cutting surfaces includes a first portion being made of at least one of wood and bamboo, and a second portion of a man-made material, wherein the first portion having a silicone lattice sheath installed in a planar surface, is fitted at least partially within the second portion such that a first surface of at least one of wood and bamboo is available for use on a first side of the cutting board, and the man-made material is available for use on a second side of the cutting board and having a silicone layer situated in between the two portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: Sam Tung Tsui
  • Patent number: 7758029
    Abstract: A cutting board assembly has a housing that has a plurality of side walls, a top wall and bottom wall that together define an internal storage space. The top wall has a cutting surface, and the bottom wall has at least one vent opening. A plurality of cutting sheets are stored inside the storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Seville Classics Inc.
    Inventors: Gary M. Lim, Mark H. Bevan
  • Patent number: 7753352
    Abstract: A holding member for facilitating the cleaning of optical components includes two end walls and at least two spaced plates. The two end walls face toward each other. One of the two end walls defines at least one through slot. The at least two spaced plates are held between the two end walls and define at least one pair of respective inner surfaces. Each respective pair of inner surfaces has a pair of corresponding elongated grooves defined therein along a longitudinal direction thereof. Each slot communicates with a respective pair of elongated grooves. In particular, each such through slot and the respective pair of elongated grooves associated therewith are cooperatively aligned with one another in a manner so as to direct the optical components into the respective pair of corresponding elongated grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tai-Cherng Yu, Hsin-Ho Lee, Tsai-Shih Tung
  • Patent number: 7735816
    Abstract: An improved cutting surface and detachable containment drip pan that is capable of simultaneously providing a cutting surface with drip holes and a detachable drip pan for containment of those juices comprising a single inventive concept. The carving system comprises a polymeric plastic cutting surface, with circular and elongated drip holes spaced at intervals along the cutting surface with legs located on the under side of the cutting surface for support and to secure the cutting surface to the containment drip pan while in use for the containment of juices seeping through the drip holes while carving. A pour spout is oriented in one of the corners of the containment drip pan to pour out the juices with ease with the carving surface is attached or not attached to the containment drip pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Inventor: Paul R. Hashim
  • Patent number: 7699298
    Abstract: A jig for holding a core which comprises a movable platform, a base positioned on the movable platform which has a receiving hole, and an inserter positioned inside the receiving hole of the base, shaped corresponding to the shape of the receiving hole, to fasten the core to the inserter. The inserter comprises a core receiving hole, a plurality of positioning recesses disposed symmetrically in the periphery of the core receiving hole, a plurality of positioning blocks received in the positioning recesses, and a plurality of resilient elements received in a space between the positioning recesses and the positioning blocks to hold the core firmly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Tsan Shen, Bi-Hui Hu
  • Patent number: 7681871
    Abstract: A handheld, portable cutting board assembly includes a cutting board and a frame configured to support the cutting board within a top portion thereof such that a major surface of the cutting board is exposed for use as a cutting surface. The frame also is further configured to receive and retain the cutting board within a bottom portion thereof for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Edison Nation, LLC
    Inventors: Jerry Shew, Daniel Lee Bizzell
  • Patent number: 7665719
    Abstract: The present invention provides a food preparation board with multiple and distinct measurement zones. The food preparation board comprises a work surface that is provided for preparation of a food item thereon, and is sized to receive at least a portion of the food item. A rest surface is located opposite the work surface. A first measurement zone is defined by a first portion of the work surface. The first measurement zone is comprised of a first plurality of measurement indicia corresponding to a first measurement scale. A second measurement zone is defined by a distinct second portion of the work surface, the second measurement zone is comprised of a second plurality of measurement indicia corresponding to a second measurement scale. The second measurement scale is different than the first measurement scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: WKI Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald G. Kishbaugh, Letesa Isler, Richard Watson, Rebecca Taylor
  • Patent number: 7637488
    Abstract: A cutting board, which is used for the preparation of all food types respectively in a kitchen. The cutting board includes a board body having a receiving cavity and two cutting surface, a plurality of cutting panel differed in appearance is received within the receiving cavity in overlapped manner. The size of the cutting panel is less than the size of the board body, such that a user is able to selectively extract appropriate cutting panel and detachably mount onto the cutting surfaces for preparing different type of foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventor: Lingdong Zeng
  • Patent number: 7614618
    Abstract: This invention discloses a combined chopping board including a main chopping board and several additional chopping boards, the main chopping board and additional chopping boards are connected by means of a movable connection structure. The movable connection structure includes a hole stopper consisting of a head part and a neck part, this neck part is inserted in the through hole of the main chopping board across the through hole of the additional chopping board to fix the additional chopping board on the main chopping board; it can fulfill the need to use many chopping boards by the same user and can be selected according to the specific properties of the food, such as uncooked or cooked, the hardness of cutting through, and so on. The boards can be replaced and cleaned conveniently and the storage room can be saved with many chopping boards folding to an integral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Lexington Limited
    Inventor: Albert Mok
  • Publication number: 20090194925
    Abstract: A food cutting board, said cutting board having at least one flat surface composed entirely of a high density cork composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventor: David R. Rolf
  • 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