By Safety Means Patents (Class 99/492)
  • Patent number: 11297980
    Abstract: A blending device is shown and described. The blending device may include a blending container and a power source operatively connected to the blending container. The power source may be configured to supply power to the blending container. The blending container may also include a feature that is powered by the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Vita-Mix Management Corporation
    Inventor: David Kolar
  • Patent number: 11147304
    Abstract: A device for pitting drupes, the device comprising at least one support member to receive a drupe, the at least one support member having at least one opening; and at least one knife for pitting the drupe, the at least one knife defining an internal bore for permitting a fluid to pass through the tip of the knife and favoring ejection of a pitted element from the drupe; the at least one knife and the at least one support member being movable with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: DESIGN CONCEPT X INC.
    Inventor: Philippe Ménard
  • Patent number: 10966559
    Abstract: A multifunctional juicing net structure of a juicing device includes a juice cup, a juicing net cup, a spiral pushing and extruding body and a feeding cup cover. The juicing net cup is received into the juice cup; the spiral pushing and extruding body is received into the juicing net cup, and the feeding cup cover is covered onto the juice cup. The juice cup and the juicing net cup are provided for juicing and filtering food residue and make selective adjustments according to different squeeze food to achieve the effect of separating the juice and the residue during a juicing process. No dead spot exists after the juicing net cup is detached from the juice cup to facilitate the cleaning and preventing the residue from being stuck at the corners during the cleaning process, so as to achieve the effects of good functionality and high convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Chin Jui Lien, Yi Wang Kuo
  • Patent number: 10791876
    Abstract: A blending system is shown and described herein. The blending system may include a base including a motor, a blade selectively and operably engaged with the base, where the motor rotates the blade, a container having an open end and a lid configured to cover the open end. The blending system may also include an optical interlock detector that may include a camera positioned on the base and indicia positioned at a predetermined location on a lid, wherein the camera detects the indicia and position of the lid to permit operation of the blender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Vita-Mix Management Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher M. Sutton, David J. Kolar
  • Patent number: 10602750
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pickling machine comprising a detection device for detecting if a needle is blocked, damaged and/or broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Gunther Machinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Höreth, Jörg Schwebel
  • Patent number: 9668605
    Abstract: The present invention describes a beverage production apparatus (1), comprising:—a mixing chamber (21) for producing a beverage from a soluble ingredient and a liquid, and—a chamber receiving area (22) for receiving the mixing chamber (21), the mixing chamber (21) being removable from the chamber receiving area (22), wherein the chamber receiving area comprises an upper part (22a), said upper part being removable from the beverage production apparatus (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Yann Mieville, Cedric Beausire
  • Patent number: 9398831
    Abstract: A food pusher for a food processor is provided. The food pusher includes a first member configured to be slidably received in a feed tube of a food processor, and a second member slidably received in the first member. The second member includes a valve positioned at the bottom thereof that is configured to open when the second member is fully inserted into the first member to release the liquid contents of the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: CONAIR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Joseph W. Zakowski
  • Patent number: 7587974
    Abstract: A food processor appliance includes various types of adaptors for permitting both liquid and solid food ingredients to be separately or concurrently fed into the appliance for processing therein, or for adapting the appliance particularly for processing long, slim food articles, such as carrots, cucumbers, etc. Another described feature is particularly useful for juicer-type appliances, and includes a base for supporting a juice-receiver receptacle, which base includes a retractable tray for catching drippings when the receptacle is not in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: AAC Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Eli Cohen, Ann Grant
  • Publication number: 20090084274
    Abstract: A kitchen appliance includes a circuit closer and, a safety lock system which unlocks the circuit closer and permits operation of the kitchen appliance only if the kitchen appliance is properly assembled. The safety lock system includes switches having sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Kovacic, Marjan Mak, Jurij Pesec, Darko Rudez
  • Publication number: 20090064875
    Abstract: A juicer device comprised of a motor disposed within a housing and having an output shaft projecting away from the housing; at least two alternate cutters each individually detachably connectable to the output shaft; a plurality of alternate inserts wherein a selected one of the plurality of alternate inserts circumscribes a selected one of the at least two alternate cutters detachably connected to the output shaft; and a body circumscribing the selected one of the plurality of alternate inserts wherein the body and the selected one of the plurality of alternate inserts include openings for feeding food to the selected one of the at least two alternate cutters detachably connected to the output shaft and openings for receiving juice, homogenized food, or shredded food therefrom upon actuation of the motor under the control of a safety system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: Russell T. Trovinger
  • Patent number: 7481155
    Abstract: A fruit and vegetable juice extractor for extracting juice includes a grating disc rotatable about a substantially vertical axis. A frustoconically shaped filter is attached to the outer periphery of the grating disc and projects upwardly and outwardly thereof. A food chute is arranged above the grating disc and the filter. The food chute includes a rib extending at least partially in the axial direction and projecting radially inwardly. A food pusher is insertable into the food chute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Atle Larsen
  • Patent number: 7472646
    Abstract: A domestic appliance comprising at least one housing part with a detent element and at least one second housing part with a detent counter-element. Said elements are designed to interconnect the housing parts and are associated with a locking element, which is used to secure the detent elements, when the locking element is in the locked position, from becoming detached from the detent counter-elements. The aim of the invention is to facilitate the assembly and disassembly of the detent device. To achieve this, the locking element comprises a first end that is supported on one of the housing parts and a second end that engages with the detent element in the locked position. The locking element can thus be pivoted back and forth in a simple manner between a release position and a locked position, facilitating a more rapid, simpler assembly and disassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Stanislav Mazej, Darko Ogrizek, Aleksander Sedovsek, Uros Semeja, Igor Zibret
  • Patent number: 7430958
    Abstract: A double blade peeling device for vegetable and fruit comprises a handle attached to a vegetable and fruit retaining member and a body of screw, the handle can drive internal gears to rotate, so as to make the retaining member and the body of screw to rotate as well. The body of screw, which is provided with two screw threads, drives upper and lower blade carriers to move upward and downward oppositely, such that the blades mounted on the upper and lower blade carriers move downward and upward respectively, contact the rotating food frictionally, and peel vegetable or fruit from upside and underside simultaneously. When two blade carriers move to the intermediate position to complete the peeling action, the two blade carriers open through wedge in blade carrier devices, two blades leave the surface of food, the lower blade carrier devices disengage with the body of screw. The body of screw drives upper blade carrier device to press the lower blade carrier device to move downward unceasingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Inventor: Yan Kwong Wong
  • Publication number: 20080163767
    Abstract: A juice extractor with a safety device is disclosed herein, wherein the improvement includes the juice extractor including a switching device and an actuating part. The switching device is disposed by a feed channel of a juice extractor, and the actuating part is disposed on a food pusher. According to another embodiment of the present invention, the switching device is disposed by an opening of a cup body of the juice extractor and the actuating part is disposed on a lid. When the food pusher is put into the feed channel or the lid securely covers the opening of the juice extractor, the actuating part actuates the switching device to turn on the power. When the food pusher or the lid is removed, the switching device turns off the power, thereby achieving safety for operating the juice extractor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventor: Li-Chen Wu Chang
  • Publication number: 20080156204
    Abstract: A food processor appliance for cutting food articles into a desired form, includes a housing having a feed chute; a pusher member for pushing food articles through the feed chute into the housing; a cutter device within the housing mounted for reciprocatory movements transversely across the outlet end of the feed chute for cutting food articles fed therethrough into the desired form; and an electrical drive unit including an electrical motor removable from the housing to facilitate cleaning the cutting device. The electrical drive unit includes an interlock electrical switch normally disabling the drive unit but actuatable to enable it, and the feed chute includes an actuator laterally thereof for actuating the interlock electrical switch, and thereby the drive unit, when the drive unit is located in its proper position the top wall of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: AAC TRADE LTD.
    Inventors: Eli Cohen, Ann Grant
  • Patent number: 7270286
    Abstract: In the case of a food processor (1) having a base unit (2) and having a work container (40) that can be placed on a housing wall (3) of the base unit (2), and having a cover (47) for the work container (40), retaining means (55) for retaining both the work container (40) on the base unit (2) and the cover (47) on the work container (40) are provided, wherein the retaining device (55) comprises at least one retaining member (70, 71) provided on the inside of the cover (47) and a retaining member (57) provided on a shaft configuration (9) comprising a drive shaft (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Heimo Obersteiner, Hans Peter Krall, Andreas Krall, Herfried Pucher
  • Patent number: 7069839
    Abstract: A locking system for an appliance has lid and feed chute locking components that include a spring-biased, ramp surfaced pivoting arm that is adapted to be activated to extend or retract a rod that activates or de-activates a motor drive of a food processor. The arm is activated by rotational movement of the lid relative to the bowl, as an extension member attached to the lid, which is activated by insertion of the plunger, extends downwardly from the lid and engages the ramp surface of the pivoting arm when the lid is rotated. Thus, the plunger can remain inside of the food chute of the lid while the lid is removed or replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventor: Colin Michael Kernan
  • Patent number: 7063009
    Abstract: A safety device of a juice extractor is disclosed. The juice extractor comprises an extractor body, a motor, a cup seat having a holding rib at one side of the cup seat and the holding rib containing a triggering member, and the bottom end of the cup seat being screwed to the top holding seat and the bottom end of the cup seat screwed to the cup body, characterized in that the protruded edge of the top holding seat is a slot to connect the cup body to the cup seat, and is then connected to the top holding seat, then the triggering member mounted at the cup seat can slide at the bottom section of the slot so as to depress the connection shaft, thereby by the safety of the juice extractor is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Inventor: Kuan-Chih Lin
  • Patent number: 7047872
    Abstract: An optical safety interlock is provided for operating a control circuit or control switch that enables operator activation of an electrical appliance such as a food processor. The optical interlock has an emitter for emitting a signal, a detector for detecting the emitted signal, a reflector for relaying the emitted signal to the detector, and an actuator for selectively positioning the reflector in two or more positions. The emitter, detector, and reflector cooperate to close the control switch when the safety interlock is satisfied. The actuator cooperates with the reflector to selectively satisfy the safety interlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventor: Theodore B. Mulle
  • Patent number: 7018091
    Abstract: An electric household appliance for processing foods comprises a main body including an electric motor unit and its control elements, at least a working accessory comprising a tool designed to be driven by the motor unit and a safety device including a first member housed in the appliance main body and a second member connected to the accessory. The member is a transceiver and the second member is a transponder, the transceiver and transponder being designed to be inductively coupled by a radiofrequency or microwave electromagnetic field when the accessory is installed on the appliance body. Preferably, the transponder connected to the accessory comprises a power circuit derived from the electric power induced in the transponder antenna and additional safety elements for deactivating the powering circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Mustapha Arroubi, Michel Leforgeais
  • Patent number: 6962107
    Abstract: The rotary shaft of a juicer motor is braked by engaging an arch-shaped braking piece against the peripheral sidewall of a circular block that is mounted on the rotary shaft exteriorly of the motor shell for simultaneous rotation with the rotary shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Lidashi Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Chang Yang
  • Patent number: 6907819
    Abstract: A locking system for an appliance has lid and feed chute locking components that include a spring-biased, ramp surfaced pivoting arm that is adapted to be activated to extend or retract a rod that activates or de-activates a motor drive of a food processor. The arm is activated by rotational movement of the lid relative to the bowl, as an extension member attached to the lid, which is activated by insertion of the plunger, extends downwardly from the lid and engages the ramp surface of the pivoting arm when the lid is rotated. Thus, the plunger can remain inside of the food chute of the lid while the lid is removed or replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventor: Colin Michael Kernan
  • Patent number: 6862981
    Abstract: A food processor is disclosed to have a rotary switch control member that the turnable about the pusher between a first position where two spring-supported actuating rods are held in touch with a respective touch-control switch to switch on the motor of the food processor, and a second position where the spring-supported actuating rods are released from the respective touch-control switches to switch off the motor of the food processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Inventor: Jen-Yen Yen
  • Patent number: 6837153
    Abstract: An improved structure of a fruit and vegetable processor is disclosed. The bottom section of one side of the circumferential edge of the cup body of the processor has a protruded passage which is in communication with the interior of the cup body. The passage is mounted with a filtering tube with filter so that the juice from the crushing of fruit and vegetable will be centrifuged to the cavity at the circumferential wall of the cup body when the blade rotates and the juice is filtered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Inventor: Sung Shan Chang Chien
  • Patent number: 6832543
    Abstract: A modular kitchen appliance system includes a base having a first receptacle and a second receptacle formed in a top surface of the base, at least a first motor contained within the base, a vessel supported in the first receptacle of the base and a hand-held appliance removably supported in the second receptacle of the base. The vessel includes a blade assembly adapted for coupling to the first motor and the hand-held appliance has a first end for receiving a shaft of an appliance attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: The Holmes Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Salvatore R. Siano, Edward M. Jones, Justin C. Patterson
  • Publication number: 20040222267
    Abstract: A motorized kitchen appliance, especially a fruit press, includes a drive shaft which is prevented from being pulled out by a circlip that is mounted in a bead on the drive shaft. The circlip is prevented from rotating through the use of two legs and a housing part, that is a rod, which engages between the legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventors: Marko Areh, Peter Brezovnik, Henrik Pavlovic, Michael Steffl, Igor Zibret
  • Patent number: 6813997
    Abstract: A fruit and vegetable processor is disclosed. The processor comprises a machine body, a top cover, a hollow feeding cylinder and a pushing component, characterized in that the feeding cylinder of the top cover is mounted with a feeding tube, and the feeding tube has a feeding hole, and the circumferential edge of the feeding hole is protruded with an engaging end so that the feeding hole has irregular shape of smaller internal diameter and the rod body of the pressing component and the feeding hole are of same shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Inventor: Kuan-Chih Lin
  • Patent number: 6786141
    Abstract: The invention concerns a working chamber for an electrical household food processor, comprising a vessel (1) and a lid (3), the vessel and the lid comprising hinge means (10). The invention is characterised in that the hinge means (10) comprise two matching nesting surfaces (7, 8), one (7) integral with the lid (3) and the other (8) integral with the vessel (1), having at least along one pivot axis a series of at least partly circular sections perpendicular to said pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Carole Tompa, Jean-Paul Astegno, Thomas Lallemand, Lionel Peyras
  • Patent number: 6776086
    Abstract: A safety switch for a food processor which is characterized in that the bottom seat is connected to the cup body and a rim seat is positioned at the connection between the bottom seat and the cup body, the end face of the rim seat is provided with the through hole mounted with a push block, the end head of the push block is inserted with a safety switch, and the corresponding position of the bottom side of the cup body and push block is provided with a top rod, the push block is provided with a top block and closely adhered to the push block, the other side of the sliding seat is provided with a micro switch connected to the power source of the switch panel, the outer side of the micro switch is provided with a protruded pin, and the bottom seat is provided with a protruded side mounted with a push rod urged by the spring, and an outward protruded press plate is provided between the top cap and the pivot structure, and the external end of the press plate is adhered to the top end face of the push rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Ken Ying Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung Shan Chang Chien
  • Patent number: 6766731
    Abstract: A shredding appliance for shredding vegetables or other food articles, includes a housing having an inlet for introducing the food articles to be shredded, and an outlet for outletting the shredded food articles; a rotatable shredding member of hollow construction; an electrical motor for rotating said hollow shredding member; and a transmission coupling said electrical motor to said hollow shredding member. The hollow shredding member has an outer surface aligned with said inlet and formed with shredding elements bordering openings for shredding the inletted food articles and for feeding the shredded food articles into the interior of the hollow shredding member. One end of the hollow shredding member is open and is aligned with the outlet for outletting the shreded food article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: AAC Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Josef Lavi, Eli Cohen
  • Patent number: 6748853
    Abstract: A food processor has a main body (10) with a base member (12) extending laterally. A bowl (16) sits on the base member (12) and a one-piece drive shaft (18) extends up through the bowl. A hollow lid (32) fits on the bowl (16) and the upper part of the drive shaft (18) is positioned in the lid space. A chopping or S blade (26) fits on the lower part of the drive shaft (18) is positioned in the lid space. A chopping or S blade (26) fits on the lower part of the shaft. A slicer shredder disc (40) and a displacement disc (46), can be positioned at the upper part of the shaft. Access to a delivery chute (36) on the lid is provided by a removable gate (50). The only removable parts of the food processor are the S blade, the slicer/shredder disc, the displacement disc and the removable gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Brady, Jeffrey T. Mauch, Brian J. O'Flynn, Brian P. Williams
  • Patent number: 6698338
    Abstract: The machine comprises a pair of risers and a head comprising a plurality of operating roller units with rollers supported on the top and between the risers. According to the invention, the machine comprises a cover pivotally mounted by a pin with respect to the risers and over the head so to at least cover the gap on the top and on the front between the risers, in which the operating units are arranged in its closed position. Cams are functionally associated to the cover and cam trackers are functionally associated to a micro switch. The micro switch is electrically connected to the electrical power circuit of an electrical geared motor of the machine so that the micro switch electrically closes the electrical circuit only when the cover is correctly and completely closed and consequently the electrical geared motor of the machine can be turned along with the operating unit rollers only in this condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Imperia Trading S.r.l.
    Inventors: Enrico Ancona, Roberto Cheula
  • Patent number: 6655265
    Abstract: A kitchen appliance, in particular, a food processor or juice extractor, includes an attachment coupled to an electromotive drive of the appliance disposed in a container that can be closed by a lid part, and an actuating element for a switch located in the circuit of the electromotive drive provided on a housing of the kitchen appliance. Contact with rotating processing attachments is prevented by providing a locking block that can be adjusted by the switching movement of the actuating element and into the adjusting path of which there projects a locking member that can be automatically adjusted into its locking position by the action of a force and can be moved out of its locking position by an adjusting mechanism coupled to the lid part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH
    Inventors: Henrik Pavlovic, Igor Zibret
  • Patent number: 6644180
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an assembly for cutting kernels or corn from an ear of corn comprising: a) a container having an open top, an enclosed bottom, a front side, and a rear side, said front side defining a front slit extending from the top of the container to a point near the bottom of the container, said rear side defining a rear slit corresponding to said front slit so that a cutting plane extending through both slits transects the top and bottom of the container; b) a lid positionable atop of said container, said lid defining an orifice eccentrically transected by the cutting plane; and c) a concave pedestal attached to the bottom of said container transected by the cutting plane and adapted to stabilize the tip end of the ear of corn when it is held in an upright position in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Lena Ward
  • Patent number: 6640693
    Abstract: A food processor includes a drive subassembly disposed in a housing and coupled, in drive terms, to a gearwheel connected, in its axis center, to a first driveshaft, which driveshaft is further provided with a drive pinion for a planet gear associated with the gearwheel and to the planet carrier of which is connected a further driveshaft that encloses the first driveshaft concentrically. The installation of a planet gear does not result in any increase in the overall volume if the gearwheel is cup-shaped and, on its lateral cup surface, has an outer tooth formation, and, furthermore, the fixed toothed ring of the planet gear is a cup-shaped hollow-wheel toothed ring and is inserted concentrically into the cup space of the gearwheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Brezovnik, Henrik Pavlovic, Jurij Pesec, Igor Zibret
  • Patent number: 6640698
    Abstract: A food processor includes two coupling points for processing appliances, the points disposed in a three-dimensionally spaced manner on a housing, output shafts respectively driven by a drive motor provided at each coupling point, an actuating element coupled to a switch located in an electrical circuit of motor is provided on the housing. The food processor cannot be operated if one of the coupling points is not covered because, in addition to the switch in the electrical circuit of the drive motor, two switching contacts, connected in series, are provided, one of which can be switched into its closed position directly or indirectly by the placing of a processing appliance or cover part on one coupling point and the other can be switched into its closed position directly or indirectly by the placing of a processing appliance or a cover part on the other coupling point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Henrik Pavlovic, Jurij Pesec, Igor Zibret
  • Patent number: 6640697
    Abstract: A food processor includes a housing, an electric motor drive, various tools placed on the housing and coupled to the drive, at least one of the tools having a switching block, and a switching element actuated in two directions. A tool coupled to the motor drive can be operated in only one particular operating mode because one or the other switching direction of the switching element can be blocked as a function of the tool placed on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Henrik Pavlovic, Jurij Pesec, Igor Zibret
  • Patent number: 6640694
    Abstract: An electrical household appliance, in particular, a food processor, includes a drive motor installed in a housing having at least one bottom and one top housing part. The housing parts are held together by a screw connection. A largely vibration-isolated connection of the two housing parts is achieved by introducing, at the connecting locations, elastic buffer elements that prevent direct contact of the housing parts at the connecting locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Brezovnik, Henrik Pavlovic, Jurij Pesec, Igor Zibret
  • Patent number: 6629492
    Abstract: A juicer having a safe power connection function includes a motor seat, a fixing ring, a container, an electric wire, a conductive switch, and a top cover. Thus, when the top cover is not mounted on the top of the container rigidly and stably and when the press member of the conductive switch is not in contact with the conductive member of the conductive switch, the motor will not be driven to operate, so as to prevent the cutter blades from being rotated due to unintentional touch of the control switches, thereby preventing the user from being injured, and thereby protecting the user's safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Inventor: Wen-Jing Li
  • Patent number: 6616324
    Abstract: A food processing appliance such as a blender comprises a container (22) and a base (20) housing an electric motor for driving the tool support assembly (2) which comprises a generally conical support (15) which is open inside and flares out to a enlarge periphral edge part which is removably securable in said opening, the narrow end of the conical support bearing a food processing tool (24). The motor being housed in a compartment (60) in the base space up from the bottom, a storage compartment (70) for storing a tool support assembly (2) of the defined type when the assembly is nit in use, the storage compartment (70) having a recess for receiving therein a tool support assembly placed with its enlarge part down and with its narrow end up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Arno S.A.
    Inventors: Rinaldo Planca, José Carlos Veneziano
  • Patent number: 6598518
    Abstract: A food processing device comprising a body, a container removably accommodated by said body and food processing means supported on said body above said container, whereby solids and/or liquids resulting from the processing of food by the food processing means fall into the container, whereby the food processing means include food slicing means, mounted on the body so as to be held stationary relative thereto, and first and second food holding means, mounted on the body for movement relative thereto so as to bring food held thereby into slicing contact with said food slicing means, wherein said first food holding means comprise a slidable food support element mounted on said body for sliding motion relative thereto, and a hand guard, mountable on said food support element such that food held between the food support element and the hand guard may be urged downwardly during the sliding motion without exposing the hand of the operator to contact with the food slicing means, whereby on sliding of said slidable fo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Inventor: Yan Kwong Wong
  • Patent number: 6595113
    Abstract: A radiating structure of a food processor includes an outer shell and an inner shell disposed in the outer shell with a passage formed in between. The inner shell has vent holes on the top, and has a revolving member disposed above it; the revolving member has blades on a bottom, and is turnable together with the shaft of a motor of the food processor. The motor is disposed in the inner shell, and is connected to a fan disposed right above inlets of a base joined to the inner shell. When the motor is working, air is forced to travel into the inner shell via the inlets by the fan to absorb heat produced by the motor, and is forced to travel through the vent holes and the passage to the atmosphere by the blades of the revolving member, thus dissipating the heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Inventor: Wen-Hsien Chang
  • Patent number: 6595121
    Abstract: A fruit and vegetable processor is disclosed. The bottom plate of the cup body is provided with a plurality of spaced apart through holes and the lower section of the through holes is formed into a hollow passage for the insertion of a plugging element into the passage. One end of the passage is protruded out of the lateral side of the cup body for the insertion of a blocking tube to the passage such that the through hole is sealed, preventing the downward dripping of juice from the cup body, or a delivery tube having a filter is inserted to the passage so that the juice from the cup body after filtering and is then discharged via the delivery tube such that a single cup is provided with two usages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Ken Ying Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Shan Chang Chien
  • Patent number: 6588322
    Abstract: A household appliance, in particular, a food processor, includes a housing with at least two housing parts joined together, and in which there is an electric operating element, of which an electric circuit has a control member actuated by an actuating element disposed on the outside of the housing. Because the control member is fastened on a carrier part disposed in a floating manner directly or indirectly on the one housing part, at least one aligning element is provided on the other housing part that, when the housing parts are joined together, comes into engagement with a mating aligning element provided on the carrier part. The aligning element on the other housing part is aligned to an installation opening provided thereon for mounting the actuating element. Improved thereby is production of the electrical connections between the operating element and the control member and coupling the actuating element to the control member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Henrik Pavlovic, Igor Zibret
  • Publication number: 20030075056
    Abstract: A food processor includes a housing, an electric motor drive, various tools placed on the housing and coupled to the drive, at least one of the tools having a switching block, and a switching element actuated in two directions. A tool coupled to the motor drive can be operated in only one particular operating mode because one or the other switching direction of the switching element can be blocked as a function of the tool placed on the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventors: Henrik Pavlovic, Jurij Pesec, Igor Zibret
  • Publication number: 20030070565
    Abstract: An electrical household appliance, in particular, a food processor, includes a drive motor installed in a housing having at least one bottom and one top housing part. The housing parts are held together by a screw connection. A largely vibration-isolated connection of the two housing parts is achieved by introducing, at the connecting locations, elastic buffer elements that prevent direct contact of the housing parts at the connecting locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventors: Peter Brezovnik, Henrik Pavlovic, Jurij Pesec, Igor Zibret
  • Publication number: 20030070564
    Abstract: A food processor includes two coupling points for processing appliances, the points disposed in a three-dimensionally spaced manner on a housing, output shafts respectively driven by a drive motor provided at each coupling point, an actuating element coupled to a switch located in an electrical circuit of motor is provided on the housing. The food processor cannot be operated if one of the coupling points is not covered because, in addition to the switch in the electrical circuit of the drive motor, two switching contacts, connected in series, are provided, one of which can be switched into its closed position directly or indirectly by the placing of a processing appliance or cover part on one coupling point and the other can be switched into its closed position directly or indirectly by the placing of a processing appliance or a cover part on the other coupling point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventors: Henrik Pavlovic, Jurij Pesec, Igor Zibret
  • Publication number: 20030066437
    Abstract: A household appliance, in particular, a food processor, includes a housing with at least two housing parts joined together, and in which there is an electric operating element, of which an electric circuit has a control member actuated by an actuating element disposed on the outside of the housing. Because the control member is fastened on a carrier part disposed in a floating manner directly or indirectly on the one housing part, at least one aligning element is provided on the other housing part that, when the housing parts are joined together, comes into engagement with a mating aligning element provided on the carrier part. The aligning element on the other housing part is aligned to an installation opening provided thereon for mounting the actuating element. Improved thereby is production of the electrical connections between the operating element and the control member and coupling the actuating element to the control member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventors: Henrik Pavlovic, Igor Zibret
  • Publication number: 20030066438
    Abstract: A food processor includes a drive subassembly disposed in a housing and coupled, in drive terms, to a gearwheel connected, in its axis center, to a first driveshaft, which driveshaft is further provided with a drive pinion for a planet gear associated with the gearwheel and to the planet carrier of which is connected a further driveshaft that encloses the first driveshaft concentrically. The installation of a planet gear does not result in any increase in the overall volume if the gearwheel is cup-shaped and, on its lateral cup surface, has an outer tooth formation, and, furthermore, the fixed toothed ring of the planet gear is a cup-shaped hollow-wheel toothed ring and is inserted concentrically into the cup space of the gearwheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventors: Peter Brezovnik, Henrik Pavlovic, Jurij Pesec, Igor Zibret
  • Patent number: 6539847
    Abstract: A food processing device comprising a pan for receiving processed food and having an open top, a support plate for location on said open top of said pan, a plurality of food processing elements each for location on said support plate, a food holder mountable on said support plate for sliding movement thereon and optionally with a selected food processing element located therebetween, a hand guard for location on said food holder during a food processing operation, a basket for washing processed food and a storage container having an open top, whereby each of said support plate and said basket comprise two interconnected parts which are relatively movable between a first unfolded condition for use in a food processing operation and a second folded condition for storage when not in use, said open top of said storage container being shaped and dimensioned to receive and support said basket in its folded condition, said container and said basket then together defining sufficient storage space to snugly accommodat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Inventor: Yan Kwong Wong