Operator Supported Patents (Class 366/129)
  • Patent number: 10328562
    Abstract: A handheld kitchen appliance assembly including a drive unit having a housing, a rechargeable battery disposed within the housing, and a motor disposed within the housing and powered by the battery. The handheld appliance assembly also includes a tool having an attachment portion for releasably connecting the tool to the drive unit. The tool is selectively driven by the drive unit when the tool is connected to the drive unit. A charging unit includes a cavity sized and shaped to receive a portion of the drive unit. The charging unit includes a power supply and is configured to send a charging current to the battery of the drive unit to recharge the battery when the drive unit is received within the cavity. A cradle includes an opening sized and shaped to support the tool when the tool is disconnected from the drive unit. The cradle includes a linkage that is engagable with the charging unit for selectively connecting the cradle to the charging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Cheung Chun Kit Benson, Fung Wai Keung
  • Patent number: 10293362
    Abstract: A dispenser for mixing and dispensing a multi-component adhesive or sealant includes a first motor operably coupled to two or more plungers, each plunger being slidably disposed in a respective one of two or more barrels and configured to apply a dispensing pressure to respective materials to be dispensed, a second motor operably coupled to an output drive shaft having a mating end, and a coupling plate removably attached to a front end of the dispenser, the coupling plate configured to attach to a disposable mixer attachment configured to mix and dispense the multi-component adhesive or sealant, the disposable mixer attachment having a drive shaft driving a mixing component and configured to selectively couple with the mating end of the output drive shaft of the second motor, thereby enabling dynamic mixing of the respective materials to be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventor: Clifford Edward Beckett
  • Patent number: 10279326
    Abstract: A manual mixer serves to facilitate mixing and agitating materials for use during surgery. For example, the manual mixer includes a body portion defining an interior area, a mixing assembly provided in the interior area of the body portion, a crank assembly for actuating the mixing assembly, and a valve assembly. The mixing assembly serves to mix and agitate the materials provided in the interior through rotation of a plunger portion and a spring attached thereto, and through upwards and downwards movement of the plunger portion in the interior area. Rotation of the crank assembly serves to rotate the plunger portion and the spring attached thereto, and effectuate upwards and downwards movement of the plunger portion. The valve assembly can be opened to facilitate dispensing of the materials from the interior area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Holding Company Sárl
    Inventor: Neil S. Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10278542
    Abstract: A hand blender containing a blade arrangement for a domestic appliance for cutting and comminuting food containing a rotatable blade with a hub which lies at a center of rotation of the blade for receiving a shaft. The blade includes at least one cutter which extends radially and which has a cutting edge that lies on a front side in the rotational direction and defines a circular cutting zone when circulating. The blade also includes a milling rib which protrudes upwards from the blade in an axial direction and is oriented so as to produce a milling effect when circulating and defines a corresponding milling zone that extends from the hub to the cutting zone of the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: DE'LONGHI BRAUN HOUSEHOLD GMBH
    Inventors: Jurgen Wolf, Christian Stenglein, Sabine Buhl-Remmel, Christian Dexheimer, Christof Kleemann
  • Patent number: 10258200
    Abstract: An implement for stirring or comminuting, containing a drive motor arranged in a motor housing, a stem, in which a shaft connected to the drive motor in a rotationally rigid manner is mounted, and which is divided into an inner and an outer assembly, wherein the outer assembly has a shield at an end remote from the motor housing, and a working part surrounded by the shield, wherein the shaft is guided in an axially immovable manner in the inner assembly and the inner assembly is axially movable relative to the outer assembly. The working part is fixedly connected to the stem and is mounted in an axially immovable manner in the inner assembly, such that the working part can move in relation to the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: DE'LONGHI BRAUN HOUSEHOLD GMBH
    Inventors: Jurgen Wolf, Christian Stenglein, Sabine Buhl-Remmel, Christian Dexheimer, Christof Kleemann
  • Patent number: 10119288
    Abstract: A device is disclosed comprising a rigid frame having disposed thereon at least one opening for receiving a pole of a pool brush, the device further having means for securing the device in stationary position. The opening has a perimeter defining a surface adapted for use as a fulcrum. Means for securing the device may be one or a plurality of footpads, or it may be an elongated cord connected to the frame and adapted to secure about a stationary object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lynn McNeal
  • Patent number: 10105010
    Abstract: A blender comprises a base, a blending mechanism and a fixing mechanism. The blending mechanism is formed by the encirclement of a plurality of thin and long curved blending units. The end portions of the two ends of each of the blending units are respectively inserted into the base. Parts of the end portions of all blending units in connection with the base are positioned on the same circumference. The clearances between two adjacent blending units are equal or similar. The fixing mechanism comprises a plurality of fixing units corresponding to the blending units one-to-one, and the fixing units are inserted into the base and fix the end portions of the corresponding blending unit that extend into the base in the base. The blender has the advantages of stable operation and uniform blending of the pulp and mediums after blending and beating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: NINGBO PRESSED INDUSTY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jiaxing Qiu
  • Patent number: 10005048
    Abstract: A manual mixer serves to facilitate mixing and agitating materials for use during surgery. For example, the manual mixer includes a body portion defining an interior area, a mixing assembly provided in the interior area of the body portion, a crank assembly for actuating the mixing assembly, and a valve assembly. The mixing assembly serves to mix and agitate the materials provided in the interior through rotation of a plunger portion and a spring attached thereto, and through upwards and downwards movement of the plunger portion in the interior area. Rotation of the crank assembly serves to rotate the plunger portion and the spring attached thereto, and effectuate upwards and downwards movement of the plunger portion. The valve assembly can be opened to facilitate dispensing of the materials from the interior area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Kyphon SÀRL
    Inventor: Neil S. Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9895025
    Abstract: The motor unit (2) comprises a motor unit coupling part (22) for coupling a tool unit (3) to the motor unit. The tool unit will be coupled onto the motor unit via the motor unit's motor unit coupling part and the tool unit's tool unit coupling part. Coupling of the tool unit directly onto the end part of motor (20) reduces the tolerance along the longitudinal axis of the motor unit. Reduction of tolerance is advantageous as it reduces vibration and noise and as it reduces the load on the coupling parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Mario Hosner, Martin Ewald Merl
  • Patent number: 9604183
    Abstract: A folding impeller formed around a central hub. The folding impeller has a plurality of impeller blades each formed with a leading portion that is extended from a trailing portion, with the leading and trailing portions of the blade and including an obtuse angle therebetween. The trailing portion of each blade is mounted for tangential rotation about the hub between a folded state and a spread state, wherein in the folded state an axis of the hub lies within the angle included between the leading and trailing portions of each of the impeller blades, and wherein in the spread state each blades is tangentially extended from the hub with the included angle being arranged transverse of the axis of the hub, and wherein the trailing portion is arranged substantially parallel with the axis, and the leading portion forms an angle of attack therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Jay G. Dinnison
  • Patent number: 9399202
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method for mixing and dispensing dental impression materials is described. A dental impression material mixing machine comprises a water dispenser fluidly coupled to a hollow mixing axle, the mixing axle extending through a pulley, wherein an inner circumference of the hollow mixing axle forms a water conduit and an outer circumference of the hollow mixing axle forms a hub connector, a closeable valve inserted at a water entrance to the water conduit and electronically coupled to a water pump, an electronically commutated motor rotateably coupled to the pulley, wherein the hub connector receives a tubular rotatable hub of a disposable mixing vessel comprising dry dental impression powder, and wherein water is dispensed from the water dispenser into the disposable mixing vessel through the water conduit and hub orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventor: Bradford D. Overton
  • Patent number: 9345364
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a whisk comprising a whisk member, which whisk member is transformable between an expanded spiral configuration, which is suitable to be used in a deep container, and a substantially flat configuration, which is suitable to be used in a shallow container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: King's Flair Development Ltd.
    Inventor: Siu Wah Wong
  • Patent number: 9138102
    Abstract: The present invention relates to release system for a kitchen utensil (1) comprising a coupling system (2) for connecting an accessory (3) to a power unit (4) of the kitchen utensil (1). A release mechanism on the coupling system (2) for connecting the accessory (3) comprise one or more locking member(s) (6) and one or more release lever(s). These parts (6) are adapted to move between a locked position and a release position where they slidably connect(s) with one another. Hereby the accessory (3) can be separated from the power unit (4) by only pushing a single release button (5) on the kitchen utensils' (1) power unit (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Christian Rosenwirth, Ernst Erich Petzl
  • Patent number: 9138699
    Abstract: A fractal impeller design for stirred tank reactors comprising plurality of main branches, each of which further having plurality of sub-branches with each sub branch having plurality of blades to distribute/dissipate energy in uniform manner and to achieve uniform temperature throughout the reactor while operating it at lower impeller speed to avoid high shear zones; wherein, the angular distances covered by the blades vary and yield variation in the local blade passage velocity for a given impeller rotation speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
    Inventors: Amol A. Kulkarni, Bhaskar Datttraya Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 9113752
    Abstract: A wand-like tool (20) for a hand blender comprises an elongate, tubular housing (22) containing a rotatable drive shaft (23). The tool is adapted at one end to permit the shaft (23) to pick up rotary drive from a hand-held driver unit, and carries a foodstuff-processing head at its other end; the processing head comprising a bladed member (26), coupled to the shaft (23) and having at least three blades (32a, 32b, 32c). The bladed member rotates within a processor head housing (27) having a tubular side-wall (30) formed with a roof (36) where the processor head housing (27) joins the tubular shaft housing (22) and being open at its opposite end, and the internal surface (38) of the side-wall (30) bears protrusions (40) facing the tips of the blades (32a, 32b, 32c). Each protrusion (40) presents a respective bluff body to foodstuffs flowing past it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: KENWOOD LIMITED
    Inventors: Adam Wade, David Downie
  • Patent number: 9107540
    Abstract: A handheld electric mixer has a rotational output spindle for holding mixer work pieces, first and second gears located on the rotational output spindle, and a motor. The first gear is rotationally coupled to the motor output shaft. The mixer includes a two-speed gear-box receiving torque from the motor, and transmitting the torque to the output spindle. The two-speed gear-box includes a rotational lay shaft axially parallel to the rotational output spindle, third and fourth gears located on the lay shaft, the third gear meshing with the first gear and the fourth gear meshing with the second gear. A selector mechanism selects between a first gear ratio and a second gear ratio and includes a clutch disk on the spindle, and moveable axially for alternatively engaging and rotatably locking the one of the third or fourth gears that is engaged with the clutch disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Main Power Electrical Factory Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Gao, Mei Chee Choi
  • Patent number: 9055843
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hand blender having a processing tool for mixing or comminuting foodstuffs. The hand blender has an electric motor, a power source with a first pole electrically connected to the electric motor and a second pole electrically connected to the electric motor, a controller, first and second mechanical switches having a first position and a second position, an electromechanical element for detecting the position of the first mechanical switch, and an electrical switch for detecting the position of the second mechanical switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Stenglein, Thomas Steiner, Georg Boerger, Sebastian Hottenrott, Sebastian Fiolka, Yvonne Scholl, Sabine Buhl-Remmel, Joern Riemer
  • Publication number: 20150146497
    Abstract: The present invention relates to mounting of accessory parts to a main unit of a handheld kitchen appliance. In order to provide a facilitated way of operation, a handheld kitchen appliance interface (10) for releasably mounting of an accessory part to a main unit, comprising a body structure (12), an insertion opening (14), a locking device (16), and an activation device (18). The insertion opening is provided in the body structure for inserting an insert end of an accessory or of a main part of a handheld kitchen appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Claudio Brenna
  • Patent number: 9033571
    Abstract: Provided is a stirrer including a stirring section formed of a plurality of wire members and a handle section to which ends of the respective wire members are mounted, which is capable of preventing, with a simple configuration, liquid such as water from entering inside the handle section from gaps between a mounting part of the handle section and root parts of the respective wire members. The stirrer includes: a stirring section including a plurality of wire members; a fitting body including one or both of grooves and through-holes into which ends of the respective wire members are fitted; and a handle section including a mounting recess to which the fitting body is fitted and fixed under a state in which the ends of the respective wire members are fitted into the one or both of grooves and through-holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: HASEGAWA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Teiichi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9028213
    Abstract: There is provided a culinary whisk comprising a body including a handle portion and a utility portion connected to the handle portion. The utility portion has a number of loops formed from a plurality of wires, wherein at least one of the wires is provided with a first portion having a non-circular cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Maxpat Trading and Marketing (Far East) Limited
    Inventor: Patrick Waibel
  • Patent number: 9022640
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a stirring apparatus comprising: a plurality of blades having between a 5° to 180° twist along the length of their axis attached perpendicularly to a shaft so that a downward fluid flow is created when the shaft is rotated by a rotary drive; and, a plurality of standards attached to the plurality of blades separating the plurality of blades and arranged parallel to the shaft and rotated between 0° and 25° relative to a plane defined by the blades and the standards so that an inward fluid flow is created when the shaft is rotated and a bottom blade connected to the standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: TPG Universal II, LLC
    Inventors: Karen Floyd, Angel Cox, Tom Wilke
  • Publication number: 20150103618
    Abstract: A whisk assembly, including: a handle having a first end, a second end, a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion, the first portion hingedly secured to the second portion by a first hinge and the second portion hingedly secured to the third portion by a second hinge; and, a plurality of wire loops emanating proximate the first end of the handle, at least one wire loop emanating from the first portion, at least one wire loop emanating from the second portion, and at least one wire loop emanating from the third portion. In a closed position, the first, second, and third portions are operatively arranged to form a closed handle; and, in an open position, the first, second, and third portions are operatively arranged to form an open handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Jordan Murphy
  • Patent number: 8985838
    Abstract: A hand held stick mixer device has a motor housing, a stem and a blade housing. The blade housing has an interior sidewall below the floor having a distance across a transverse axis that is smaller than a distance across a perpendicular axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Breville Pty Limited
    Inventors: Richard Hoare, Nicholas Roseby, Greg Upston
  • Publication number: 20150049573
    Abstract: A portable device has an electric motor connected to a housing with a female electrical socket, an electrical power cable with a male plug and an electrical safety device. The safety device has a first element borne by the male plug and a second element located within the housing. The second element has a locking element to lock an activation element for activating the motor in a deactivated position. The first element of the male plug is configured to engage with the locking element to free the activation element to activate the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Yves Calange
  • Publication number: 20150023125
    Abstract: This invention provides an improved method of securing a tea bag within a body of liquid in a beverage container. The invention is a utensil which is characterized by a pinching/grasping area at one end in which to hold a tea bag, with a wedging area along the side closer to the other end in which to secure the string of a tea bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Oleg Ivanov, Peter Oleg Ivanov
  • Patent number: 8936387
    Abstract: A hand mixer includes a container with an open end closed by a head. A passageway through the head receives a screw slidable through but rotationally engaged with the passageway. A handle is rotationally mounted on one end of the screw. A mixer wheel is fixed to the other end of the screw in the container. The mixer wheel includes a hub with two sets of blades. Both sets extend radially and each is inclined away from the other. Rings are disposed at the distal ends of each of the sets of blades. Stops at the bottom of the container and at the underside of the head limit the stroke of the wheel. The bottom end of the container receives a skid resistant cover. A conical flange extends outwardly and away from the open end of the cylindrical container. Charging passages selectively accessible extend fully about the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: MASTRAD, S.A.
    Inventors: Marc Venot, Mathieu Lion
  • Publication number: 20150009776
    Abstract: The invention discloses a hand blender with a built-in 2-speed gearbox with its output shaft rotating clockwise whenever the motor rotates clockwise or anticlockwise, by means of a differential transmission assembly and a one-way bearing, two different output speeds are realized. Thus, different food can be processed with different stirring speeds, and single type of food can be processed with different stirring speed in different mixing stage of a stirring process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Huiyang Allan Plastic & Electric Industries Co., Limited
    Inventors: Shu Sang Cheung, To Yin Pang, Hailiang Luo
  • Publication number: 20150003184
    Abstract: This invention is spatula or spoon designed to conform to dimensions of a beverage cooler with a curved stirring vane on one end of the handle to facilitate dissolving a dehydrated additive to the liquid in the cooler, a penetration nub to aid in the perforation of a cooler liner, and a wrench on the other end of the handle to facilitate affixing a disposable liner within the cooler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey Kenneth Jackson
  • Patent number: 8905622
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an elongate shaft, a first paddle including a connecting member disposed generally parallel to the shaft and a cross member disposed generally perpendicular to the shaft and coupled thereto, wherein the connecting member includes at least one notch formed along an edge thereof, and a second paddle including a connecting member disposed generally parallel to the shaft and a cross member disposed generally perpendicular to the shaft and coupled thereto, wherein the connecting member includes at least one notch formed along an edge thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Anderson Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Charles Anderson, Edward Cornelius Anderson
  • Patent number: 8851738
    Abstract: A dough blender includes a handle and a plurality of tines. The tines may be in the form of thin plates having channels between them. A scraper is provided on the tines, attached to the blender to be moved across the tines to scrape food particles from the channels between the tines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Progressive International Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Kent
  • Publication number: 20140293730
    Abstract: A storage case is removably attachable to a hand mixer for mixing foodstuffs. The storage case includes a bottom wall that extends generally parallel to a bottom surface of the hand mixer when the storage case is attached to the hand mixer. A pair of spaced-apart and generally opposing side walls extend generally perpendicularly from the bottom wall of the storage case. A pair of spaced-apart and generally opposing end walls each extending generally perpendicularly from the bottom wall and the side walls of the storage case. At least a portion of one of the walls of the storage case is pivotally attached by a hinge. The bottom wall, side walls and end walls in combination with the bottom wall generally define a cavity for storing at least one mixing tool therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Garman, Guoyao Ye, Michael Allen
  • Publication number: 20140269152
    Abstract: A hand mixer includes a container with an open end closed by a head. A passageway through the head receives a screw slidable through but rotationally engaged with the passageway. A handle is rotationally mounted on one end of the screw. A mixer wheel is fixed to the other end of the screw in the container. The mixer wheel includes a hub with two sets of blades. Both sets extend radially and each is inclined away from the other. Rings are disposed at the distal ends of each of the sets of blades. Stops at the bottom of the container and at the underside of the head limit the stroke of the wheel. The bottom end of the container receives a skid resistant cover. A conical flange extends outwardly and away from the open end of the cylindrical container. Charging passages selectively accessible extend fully about the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Mastrad, S.A.
    Inventors: Marc Venot, Mathieu Lion
  • Publication number: 20140254302
    Abstract: A press-to-operate stirring container includes a container, a fixing base, a rotating device, an actuation member, and an elastic body. The rotating device is mounted in the fixing base and includes a rotor having a unidirectional rotation driving member coupled to the container so that the container is driven by the rotor to rotate unidirectionally. The actuation member is arranged vertical in the fixing base and is depressible for driving the rotating device. The elastic body helps position returning of the actuation member. As such, a user is allowed to easily control the container to rotate through a pressing-down operation so as to apply effects of stirring and reducing temperature of the substance (such as liquid) received and held in the container. Further, the actuation member can readily keep the container continuously rotating thereby achieving convenient and effective control of stirring speed of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Shiu-Cheng YANG
  • Publication number: 20140254303
    Abstract: A movable mixing disc may be utilized in connection with a syringe. The mixing disc may comprise a hole which may be covered by a fine screen or coupled to a porous member, allowing only certain elements of a solution to pass through the mixing disc. Actuation of a plunger of the syringe may cause liquid to emerge from the mixing disc hole as a high velocity jet or other turbulent flow, stirring up any settled particles on a distal side of the mixing disc. As the ejection continues, the mixing disc may be pushed forward by the plunger in order to eliminate any unused volume. Also, the mixing disc may be moved forward by virtue of a pressure difference created by a pressure drop across the mixing disc, such as a pressure drop created as the plunger is displaced to induce fluid flow across the mixing disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicants: Merit Medical Systems, Inc., IKOMED Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory R. McArthur, Lindsay S. Machan, Daniel Gelbart
  • Publication number: 20140241107
    Abstract: The invention described in this application is a hand-held utensil for individual consumer use that will stir, mix and blend separated natural peanut butter (solidified peanut butter and peanut oil) into a consistently smooth, spreadable foodstuff. Other stirring products, such as spoons, butter knives, and other so called “peanut butter stirrers” or “mixers” are rendered substantially less effective and inefficient because they cannot be moved easily through the sediment layer of natural peanut butter due to their “flat base” or “flat blade” design. The “NPBS” significantly increases ease of stirring movement by utilizing an open “rounded and looped shaft” design as indicated in hereinbelow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: William Paul De Feo
  • Patent number: 8814419
    Abstract: Blade systems mix fluids and/or air to create and organize unique vortexes. The vortexes periodically implode to provide superior mixing. The blade structures may comprise four fold lines upon a circular planar surface. The planar surface may be prepared by removal of just one small portion of material, the removed portion spanning approximately one radian of the perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Frank Chester
  • Publication number: 20140221528
    Abstract: The invention involves the incorporation and enablement of multiple interactive elements into high-volume consumables products to increase utility, function and features of the consumable product at minimal incremental cost and adjustment to production and manufacturing processes. The invention further reports processes and compositions that enable consumable products with differentiating features which product would otherwise be deficient for their intended use and application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Hans O. Ribi
  • Publication number: 20140211584
    Abstract: The immersion blender enables the quick whipping-up of soups, sauces and other soft foods directly in a pot or serving bowl. The mincer attachment, sometimes interchangeable with a whisk, snaps onto a foot long shaft and is powered up to several hundred watts with a button that responds to the pressure of a thumb. The immersion blender is designed to be used vertically or with a tilt of several degrees when moving the blender around a pot. The safety interlock tilt switch prevents injury when an operator tilts the blender to examine the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Jason R. Glasgow
  • Publication number: 20140198601
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for producing a hardenable mass, preferably bone substitute and/or bone reinforcing material or bone cement or similar material. A mixing container (3) has a mixing space (4) in which at least one powder and at least one liquid component (5, 6) are mixed to provide the hardenable mass (2). A piston means (7) is provided in the mixing space (4) of the mixing container (3). At least one means (8) which is rotatable relative to the mixing container (3) cooperates with the piston means (7) for, in a retaining position (P1), retaining said piston means (7) relative to the mixing container (3) and, by rotation to a release position (P2), releasing the piston means (7) such that said piston means can move in a direction (U) towards at least one opening (49) through which said mass (2) can pass out of the mixing space (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Bone Support AB
    Inventors: Lars LIDGREN, Sven JÖNSSON, Torgny LUNDGREN, Östen GULLWI, Fritz BRORSSON
  • Patent number: 8764932
    Abstract: A mounting system for fixation of two objects includes a single-component aerobic adhesive and a metered amount of moisture added to the adhesive prior to using the adhesive to fixate the objects. The adhesive with the moisture is hardenable while the objects are glued together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Glabete AG
    Inventor: Christian Ronner
  • Patent number: 8746957
    Abstract: A storage case is removably attachable to a hand mixer for mixing foodstuffs. The storage case includes a bottom wall that extends generally parallel to a bottom surface of the hand mixer when the storage case is attached to the hand mixer. A pair of spaced-apart and generally opposing side walls extend generally perpendicularly from the bottom wall of the storage case. A pair of spaced-apart and generally opposing end walls each extending generally perpendicularly from the bottom wall and the side walls of the storage case. At least a portion of one of the walls of the storage case is pivotally attached by a hinge. The bottom wall, side walls and end walls in combination with the bottom wall generally define a cavity for storing at least one mixing tool therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Garman, Guoyao Ye, Michael Allen
  • Publication number: 20140138110
    Abstract: The multipurpose manual mixing and tilling tool, consisting of two elongated manipulating handles attached to opposingly hinged jaw members, each having a plurality of offset and optionally intermeshing tines makes use of manipulating actions that are ergonomically performed to accomplish the task of manual mixing or tilling especially for mixing in vessels such as a bucket, or for manual mixing of materials in vessels that have a deep volume requiring ability to easily reach and integrate the bottom layers. The resulting invention has also proven to be effective and useful as a garden type implement for tilling or loosening soil and such use is a further object of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Winston Corbett
  • Publication number: 20140133263
    Abstract: A blender tool for manipulating material in a blender container is disclosed. The blender tool has a substantially flat end for tamping down blended material in a blender container. The blender tool further includes a collar for limiting the insertion depth of the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Nate Schneider
  • Patent number: 8714807
    Abstract: A beater attachable to a drive motor for rotatingly driving the beater. The beater comprises a drive shaft having a distal end adapted to be coupled to the drive motor, and a beater head. The beater further including a beater head that is releasingly coupled to the drive shaft, so as to couple the beater head to the drive shaft along different relative positions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Heimo Obersteiner
  • Patent number: 8677895
    Abstract: A food processor defining a food processing path comprises a frame having a first compartment located within the food processing path and a second compartment located out of the food processing path and at least one dicing element configured to be received in both of the first and second compartments. When the dicing element is received in the first compartment, the dicing element dices food passing through the food processing path, and when the dicing element is received in the second compartment, the dicing element is stored out of the food processing path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin J. Beber, John Colasanti, Arren J. McCormick
  • Publication number: 20140036616
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices for dispensing and mixing multi-component materials, in particular for viscous fluid materials. The device is adapted for dispensing multi-component compositions that are kept separate prior to use and that are also typically mixed prior to use to properly combine the constituents in order to form an active and/or working composition. In one embodiment, a device is adapted to contain at least one vessel containing a material prior to use. The device also includes a mechanism for evacuating the at least one vessel and a mechanism for mixing at least one material prior to use. The material may contain multiple constituents in one vessel or more than one vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Common Sense, LLC
    Inventors: Dipaknar Ghosh, John Wallace Berger, Joseph Fazio, Michael George Idaomi, Maxwell Aaron Kotlarchyk, Tuyen Quang Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20140029373
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a bowl assembly and in particular, a mixing bowl assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Keith Douglas Frerichs, Ann Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8550692
    Abstract: A food mixer and attachment storage apparatus includes a food mixer with a housing defined by a perimeter wall. The perimeter wall includes a top wall, a bottom wall and peripheral wall attached to and extending between the top and bottom walls. A motor is mounted within the housing. A pair of attachment couplers is mounted in the bottom wall and mechanically coupled to the motor. A power cord is electrically coupled to the motor. Each of a pair of mixing attachments includes a male end extendable into and removably couplable to one of the attachment couplers. A compartment is positioned in the housing and extends into the perimeter wall. The compartment has a size configured to received the mixing attachments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventors: Brian Brown, Winslow O. Young
  • Patent number: 8540415
    Abstract: The disclosed multipurpose manual mixer is a new kitchen utensil in one piece comprised of a handle attached to a mixer to the other end, resembling a helicopter with propeller like plates. A multipurpose manual mixer with its entire structure in one piece made up of a long and uneven handle at one end and flat rectangular pieces with rounded corners, propellers like big and small, holed and un-holed attached vertically to a tubular body to the other end in continuous rows, parallel and separated from each other at equal distance. The multi flat rectangular pieces as mentioned and described above are all called plates. The body comprised of all plates big and small and attached vertically along to the cylindrical tubular part in the middle, is called ‘the mixer.’ In other words, ‘the mixer’ consists of multiple flat rectangular plates rounded in corners on one side, big and small, holed and un-holed and bound to each other by a receiving tubular part that also fits the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Georgeta Grigori
  • Publication number: 20130208558
    Abstract: A reagent preparation assembly includes a body and a reaction chamber adjacent the body, the reaction chamber includes a reagent therein, such as a lyophilized reagent. An access port extends into the reaction chamber, and the access port is configured to receive an instrument. A seal extends across a portion of the reaction chamber and the access port. A reconstitution assembly is movably coupled with the body. The reconstitution assembly includes a plunger, a syringe and a piston. The plunger is movably coupled with the body. The syringe is selectively engaged with the plunger. The syringe includes a solution reservoir containing a solution, and movement of the syringe pierces the seal. The piston is selectively engaged with the plunger, and the piston is movably coupled within the syringe. Movement of the piston pushes the solution into the reaction chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Biolyph LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Pearcy, James G. Skakoon