Cooking, Baking, Or Kitchen Food Preparation Patents (Class 7/110)
  • Patent number: 9107543
    Abstract: A multipurpose tool includes a handle with a plurality of tool arms connected with the handle. In one embodiment, one tool arm includes a muddler/reamer that includes an end portion that is rounded with a fluted outer periphery and that tapers in transverse cross-sectional dimension in a direction toward a distal end. In another embodiment, one tool arm includes at least one jigger including a cup configured to receive and retain a volume of liquid. In still another embodiment, the muddler/reamer is pivotally connected with the handle so as to extend between two jiggers when in a storage position and to be pivotally moved away from the two jiggers and from the space in relation to the handle when deployed in an operational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Joshua Salles
  • Patent number: 8973194
    Abstract: A food skewer tool for removal of a food article from a skewer includes a flat elongated main body having a head portion disposed at a first end and a handle portion disposed at a second end opposite of the first end. The head portion and the handle portion are generally co-planar with one another. The tool further includes a notch extending inward into the head portion of the main body. The tool optionally includes a grip covering at least part of the handle portion of the main body. The tool further optionally includes an accessory disposed at the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Edison Nation, LLC
    Inventors: Matt Caughey, Scott Gary Dromms, Geoffrey R. Koch, Hongyuan Han, Jeffrey G. Ahearn, David A. Katzen, Alan A. Krushinskie
  • Patent number: 8851007
    Abstract: A food topping and cutting device includes a handle coupled to a cutting edge, and further includes a container coupled to the handle. The container has a dispenser at one end configured to dispense, adjacent to the cutting edge, a food topping supplied from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Justin Yarbrough
  • Publication number: 20140143957
    Abstract: A cooking tool having different features for measuring and mixing, including an elongated shaft having a central handle region, a first mixing portion such as a spoon at one end and a second mixing portion such as a whisk at another end, the first and second mixing portions being different from each other. Preferably, at least one of the first and second mixing portions defines a first measuring feature and the central handle region defines at least one measuring feature which differs from the first measuring feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Magical Housewares, LLC
    Inventor: Mary Gattineri
  • Publication number: 20130255001
    Abstract: A tamping and scraping tool for a food processor includes a flat blade in the form of a segment of a circle and a handle extending perpendicularly therefrom. The blade has an arcuate circumferential scraping edge and a chordal scraping edge interrupted by a central arcuate recess configured as a smaller circle segment. The flat bottom surface serves as a tamping surface; the chordal scraping edge permits scraping material from the bottom wall of the processor; and the outer scraping edge permits scraping of material from the processor sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Jonathan Simons
  • Publication number: 20130055506
    Abstract: A grill grate lifting tool that engages the grill at three or more points. The grill lifter hooks between the tines of the grill grate at the rim and/or to a handle of the grill grate. The grill grate lifting tool includes a handle attached to three or more legs, which is generally central above the center of mass of the grill grate to provide a stable lifting point with or without food on the grate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: James K. Greer
  • Patent number: 8256808
    Abstract: A pair of tongs in combination with a basting apparatus and an optional sharpened edge that can be used as a knife for cutting into food to check for degree of cooking. Also a container for use as a holder of a tool, such as a pair of tongs with a basting apparatus, for applying a spreadable basting material (e.g., sauce) held in the container. The container provides a stable support of the tool, such as the pair of tongs, to prevent cross contamination of working surfaces and basting material on the basting apparatus, while at the same time providing a holder from which the tongs/baster efficiently can be retrieved for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Edward F Spellman
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7926137
    Abstract: The can opener, press and lid remover is a kitchen appliance that includes a can opener, a turnkey press, a magnetic lid remover, and a spout. The can opener, press, spout and lid remover are attached to a cylindrical-receptacle provided with a closable opening adapted to receive a can of food. The receptacle has an open top, a closed bottom, and a cylindrical wall extending between the open top and the closed bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Debra Walters-Olaru
  • Patent number: 7703161
    Abstract: A vehicle extrication preparatory tool includes an elongated body portion with an ergonomic bend in the middle. A handle is provided forward of the bend extending in an upward direction perpendicularly to the rear section of the body. Incorporated into the upward end of the handle is a window punch. A pry bar is attached to the rearward end of the body portion. Incorporated into the forward end of the tool is a swivel segment. The swivel segment incorporates both a windshield spike and a windshield saw blade. In the open position, the saw blade extends from the swivel segment, running parallel with the front section of the body and the spike extends upward from the swivel segment perpendicular to the rear section of the body. When closed, the saw blade fits inside a slot in the body portion extending from the swivel segment inline with the front section of the body and the spike extends downward perpendicular to the rear section of the body from the swivel segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventor: Darran Michael Handshaw
  • Patent number: 7156434
    Abstract: A cooking tool assembly (10) is disclosed which includes a first cooking tool comprising tong means (14) having gripping means (17,18) located at one end of respective arms (15,16) the arms being distally pivotted at the other end, and second cooking tool (spatula (11) in this embodiment ) associated with the tong means (14) proximate the other ends of the arms (15, 16) whereby the assembly constitutes a triple-ended reversible bi-functional cooking tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Inventor: Anthony Robert Upton
  • Patent number: 7137805
    Abstract: A gnocchi tool maker that comprised of a paddle and two elliptical shape handles that rotate around the paddle allowing the gnocchi maker to use either the engraved ā€œVā€ or, and ā€œUā€ grooves of the paddle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Inventors: Hamid Khellaf, Momo Attaoui
  • Patent number: 6918150
    Abstract: A combined nutcracker and bottle opener, including an element usable for holding and cracking the hard outer shell of a nut and also for holding and twisting a cap from a bottle, and an element for prying a cap from a bottle, which can have an outer shape resembling the lower torso and legs of a human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Inventor: Paul P. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20040031104
    Abstract: A combination can opener and organizer includes components so that it functions as a can opener assembly and also may function as a spice rack or a cutlery set. In the combination, the container includes apertures that can receive spice bottles or, in a different design, cutlery items such as knives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2002
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventors: Bruce Ancona, Robert A. Varakian
  • Patent number: 6644639
    Abstract: A cutting board having a planar upper surface, a generally flat bottom surface, a peripheral wall extending upwardly adjacent to the side edges and the back edges of the upper surface, and peripheral trough formed between the side edges and the peripheral wall. The upper surface is inclined at approximately 2° from the front edge to the rear right back edge. A canal is formed between the second side edge of the upper surface and the second side wall. This canal is tapered so as to widen toward the back edge. The canal contains a corner well to collect juices from the trough sections and canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Edward R. Newton
  • Patent number: 6587739
    Abstract: A system of intelligent appliances coupled by common household power lines or wireless links. In particular, the system includes one of more of a kitchen console, a breadmaker, a slow cooker, and a rice cooker/steamer. One or more of the appliances serves as a system controller and may include a further communications interface for coupling to an external communications network, such as the telephone network. The system can thus be accessed and controlled remotely. The system can also communicate with and obtain information from remote sources such as Internet-based facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent D. Abrams, Alexander Edwin Izzard, III, Glen Cunningham, Kenneth R. Parker, Timothy E. Woods
  • Patent number: 6470521
    Abstract: A combination can opener and organizer includes a container with at least front and two side surfaces, a can opener assembly disposed at or near the front surface of the container and adapted to open a can, and a utensil holder disposed on one of the side surfaces and adapted to hold a utensil. The combination can opener and organizer also can include a cavity disposed within the container and open at the top for defining a storage compartment for one or more tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventors: Bruce Ancona, Robert A. Varakian
  • Publication number: 20020148048
    Abstract: A combination can opener and organizer includes a container with at least front and two side surfaces, a can opener assembly disposed at or near the front surface of the container and adapted to open a can, and a utensil holder disposed on one of the side surfaces and adapted to hold a utensil. The combination can opener and organizer also can include a cavity disposed within the container and open at the top for defining a storage compartment for one or more tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventors: Bruce Ancona, Robert A. Varakian
  • Patent number: 6374443
    Abstract: A combination electric can opener and kitchen organizer for utensils includes a container having front, rear and two side surfaces, a can opener assembly disposed at or near the front surface of the container for opening a can, indentations at the side surfaces for defining storage areas, and utensil holders disposed on the side surfaces to hold utensils within the defined storage areas. The container's two side surfaces are adjacent to and extend from the front surface at angles between 30 and 60 degrees, and the container includes an oval shaped top and an oval shaped base that extend over and below the storage areas to provide a single, compact device that performs the functions of both a can opener for opening cans and a kitchen organizer that stores kitchen utensils, gadgets and other items in a convenient and space efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Lectrix, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Ancona, Robert A. Varakian
  • Patent number: 5729854
    Abstract: A multi-purpose tool, for use with a barbecue grill, having a hook at one end thereof and a relatively thin curved and tapered blade at the other end thereof which tool can be used for many different functions such as lifting and repositioning a grill cover and/or grate, adjusting the position of an air vent, holding and positioning a charcoal briquet, cleaning the bars of the grill grate by scraping, and moving ashes toward an opening in the kettle portion of the grill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Inventor: Richard J. Powers
  • Patent number: 5617597
    Abstract: A multipurpose kitchen tool includes a housing having an upper end, a lower end, a front edge, a rear edge, and two side walls. The upper end has an opening formed in a central portion thereof extending into a channel through the housing. One of the two side walls has a hexagonal opening formed therein extending into the channel. A thermostat has an elongated shaft slidably received within the channel of the housing through the opening in the upper end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1997
    Inventor: David Reitz
  • Patent number: 5564146
    Abstract: A multipurpose utensil which comprises a tubular casing and a pair of spoons. Each spoon includes a small, shallow bowl having a rim thereabout which is on an end of a handle. The spoons are positioned with the rims face to face, allowing the handles to be inserted together into a first end of the tubular casing, with the bowls together forming an enclosed compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Inventor: Tom Tho Truong Luu
  • Patent number: 5323692
    Abstract: A potato baking device comprising a self-supporting base and lid, wherein the base and lid define a cooking chamber for baking potatoes. A heating plate is provided inside the cooking chamber for conducting heat throughout the cooking chamber. A plurality of detachable heat conductive skewers are provided on which potatoes are mounted and placed into the cooking chamber such that the skewers are in contact with the heating plate. To facilitate mounting the potatoes onto the skewers, a mounting block is provided. A temperature sensing unit is also provided to determine the internal temperature of the potato and indicate when cooking is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Assignee: Mr. Coffee, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley E. Grzywna, Mark Cartellone
  • Patent number: 5233793
    Abstract: A knife sharpening cutting board is disclosed in which a cutting board is provided with a recess along a peripheral edge and with intersecting pairs of knife sharpening disks mounted within the recess and rotatably secured to the cutting board for selective rotation about axes that are substantially parallel to one another and to the surface of the cutting board. The disks overlap one another radially to form an intersection that is adjacent to the top cutting surface of the board, and aligned with a groove formed in the board. The groove extends from the sharpening disks across the board to receive a knife blade as the knife is drawn across the sharpening disks. The recess is provided to receive the disks and to locate the disks within the board for protection and appearance purposes. Screws mounting the disks within the recess are accessible to facilitate disk removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Inventor: Kim A. Dandurand
  • Patent number: 4955971
    Abstract: A multi-purpose tool, most useful for barbeque work, comprises a pair of parallel arms with barbeque implements at distal ends thereof and which are hingedly joined by a pair of spaced cross members so as to form a movable parallelogram at the other end thereof. This allows the tool to be adjusted in either of two positions so that the arms are adjacent and parallel with the distal end of either arm projecting forward so that its implement can be used alone, or with the arms parallel and spaced apart so that the arms can be squeezed together so that the implements can used as a pair of tongs. One implement is a fork and the other is a spatula. A pair of handles are provided in the middle of the arms. A grasping and hanging ring is attached to the middle of the end cross member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Inventor: Victor H. Goulter
  • Patent number: 4791701
    Abstract: The utility tool facilitates the handling of rotisserie spits particularly heated spits during cooking. The tool can be used to carry a spit crosswise or lengthwise. A stepped slot is formed in a projected plate mounted at one end of the tool for engaging the spit crosswise for lifting the latter from a cooking appliance. Another slot is formed in a second projected plate mounted at the second end of the tool to facilitate adjustment of meat forks used on rotisserie spits. An arcuate notch is formed in one of the projected plate to facilitate cleaning of the cooking grill as well as placement of the meat forks into the meat being cooked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1988
    Inventor: Leslie G. Dutchburn
  • Patent number: 4534858
    Abstract: A sifter has a casing that is detachably coupled with a screen unit that also has a casing. A sifter handle is configured for detachable coupling to a conventional electric knife drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1985
    Assignee: Warren Aldrich
    Inventors: Warren S. Aldrich, Brian Ingersoll
  • Patent number: 4108220
    Abstract: A multiple use canner which includes a pair of elongated handle members pivotally interconnected at one of their ends and provided with hand grips at the other. Arcuate toothed gripping jaws are provided in the handle members adjacent the pivotal interconnection with the jaws for gripping and rotating a can lid onto or from a canning jar. A spring clip is disposed adjacent the hand grips to retain the jaws in secured position around the neck of a canning jar. The pivotal connection between the handle members comprises a vertically disposed pin having a socket receiving a depending stem on a funnel which is used for filling a canning jar positioned below the lower discharge end of the funnel when the handle members are secured to the neck of the jar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1978
    Inventor: Stanley J. Pantek