With Foraminous Separator Adjacent Comminutor Patents (Class 99/513)
  • Patent number: 9505566
    Abstract: A powder fluidizing system, comprising a pressure vessel, a powder container removably mounted within the pressure vessel, and comprising a bottom sieve; a vibrator generating vibrations and transmitting the vibrations to the powder container above the sieve; and a guide directly secured under said powder container to the bottom sieve; wherein a bulk powder fed within the powder container is vibrated within the powder container and flows through the sieve to the guide, and a powder fluidizing method, comprising feeding a bulk powder within a powder reservoir maintained under pressure; vibrating the powder reservoir; and passing the powder through a sieve positioned at the bottom of the powder reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA
    Inventors: Bernard Harvey, Eric Irissou, Jean-Gabriel Legoux, Rogerio Soares Lima, Jean-Claude Tremblay, Eric Gagnon, Sylvain Desaulniers
  • Patent number: 9016196
    Abstract: A fruit and vegetable juicer has a motor above which is a filter basket that is surrounded by a collection chamber. A feed tube is supported above the filter basket and is integral with a lid to the collection chamber. In preferred embodiments, the separation chamber comprises a central liquid collection portion and a pulp collection portion that surrounds it. In particularly preferred embodiments, the inside diameter of the interior sidewall that separates the pulp collection chamber from the juice collection chamber is tapered toward a central axis of rotation. The smaller diameter end of the sidewall is adjacent to an upper rim of the filter basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Breville Pty Limited
    Inventor: Keith James Hensel
  • Publication number: 20150101495
    Abstract: The subject application is directed to a food processing device to extract juice. The device includes an inlet coupled to a disintegrator. The inlet is configured to accept food items and the disintegrator configured to disintegrate food items passed through the inlet. The device further includes a separator that accepts the disintegrated food items and separates out the liquid components from the food item. The device further includes a reservoir that is coupled to the separator for accepting and holding the liquid components. The reservoir includes a translucent member for viewing of liquid levels within the reservoir, and a valved outlet. The valved outlet is configured to allow or prevent the flow of liquid from the reservoir through the valved outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Alan L. Backus
  • Patent number: 8978548
    Abstract: A kitchen appliance (1) for processing foodstuff comprises housing (3) surrounding a cavity (4) for receiving said foodstuff. The appliance further comprises an outlet (25) for dispensing pourable foodstuff from the housing (3) and a collector (22) to receive and collect pourable foodstuff and delivering the pourable foodstuff to the outlet (25). The outlet (25) has a spout (5), said spout (5) being hingeable about a substantially horizontal axis (23) between a first position in which the pourable foodstuff can be dispensed from the spout (5) and a second position in which dispensing of the pourable foodstuff from the spout (5) is prevented. Said spout (5) is constructed and arranged to be manipulated by a manipulator acting on the spout (5) so as to urge the spout (5) towards the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Herfried Pucher
  • Publication number: 20150068411
    Abstract: A juice extracting device contains a collecting assembly, a covering set, a body, and a pumping member. The collecting assembly includes a cavity defined, an open segment having a pouring hole, a collection segment having a guiding hole, and at least one limiting seat. The covering set includes a hollow neck and a circular holder. The body includes a filtering disc, a plurality of defining ribs for retaining with the at least one limiting seat, a hollow column; a hollowly conical post having a cutting edge, a stop piece, and an extraction portion. The pumping member is served to draw juices in the collecting assembly and includes a spray head and a drawing tube for drawing the juices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: TSUNG CHIH , CHANG
  • Publication number: 20150059597
    Abstract: A juicer with interchangeable modules such as a citrus juicer module and a slow juicing module allowing convenient use of different juicer modules with a single base unit. A base houses a motor and a protruding drive shaft. Arms protruding from the sides of the base have hooked ends for holding the modules above. The arms can be freed to pivot when snapped out of a notch, or fixed in an upwards position holding a module when snapped into a notch. A citrus juicer module has a pitcher-like juice collector, a strainer, and a citrus juicing member. The strainer includes two locking surfaces which are formed to compliment the hooks of the arms for holding and quickly releasing the citrus juice module. An interchangeable slow juicer module can be provided as an alternative to the citrus juicer module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: E. MISHAN & SONS, INC.
    Inventor: Stuart Harvey Lee
  • Publication number: 20150053098
    Abstract: A juice extraction module for a juicer is provided, which includes a container formed with a juice discharge port, a sieve positioned inside of the container, a screw positioned inside of the sieve to extract juice from a material, and a lid coupled to a top end of the container and formed with a input port through which the material is input. The juice extraction module includes a crushing portion formed on a top end of the screw to be narrowed upward, the crushing portion having a crushing blade formed thereon; and a crushing processing portion connected to the input port and formed in a bottom of the lid to be concave for accommodating the crushing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Jong Boo Kim
  • Patent number: 8939070
    Abstract: There is provided a juicer for extracting juice from fruits and vegetables comprising a lower base, an upper base, a top cover with a hollow cylindrical feeding tube, a grating-disk and mesh filter assembly, a pulp collector, and a pusher. The upper base is mounted on a lower base and receives the grating-disk and mesh filter assembly. The grating disk is a concave shape and tooth-like cutters are arranged into rows on an inclined surface of the grating disk. The top cover is fitted on the upper base and houses a hollow cylindrical feeding tube. Inside the feeding tube is an anti-rotation protrusion, located at the bottom of the feeding tube made an integral part of the feeding tube to prevent the food from spinning inside the tube. The pusher is inserted into the feeding tube and contains a opening that matches the anti-rotation protrusion and into which rests the anti-rotation protrusion. The bottom of the pusher is convex-shaped and matches the concave grating disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Electrical Investments Limited
    Inventors: Shu Wan Cheung, William Shu Sang Cheung, To Yin Pang
  • Publication number: 20150007733
    Abstract: A juice extractor, which can prevent juice from being easily discharged via a very small part of a space defined between a feed screw and a hard cylindrical control part of a control cap even when residue is being discharged therethrough, thereby realizing the maximum juice extraction ratio for each different kind of input material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Young Ki Kim
  • Publication number: 20140363556
    Abstract: A plant (1) for cold extraction of puree, or juice, from a food product of vegetable origin, or animal comprises a treating machine, for example a softening machine (20) downstream of which a machine is provided for extracting (30) in which it is obtained the extraction of juice, or puree, from a food product of vegetable origin. Upstream of the treating machine (20) a division machine is provided (40, 40?) in which a division means is arranged to divide the starting food product of vegetable origin into parts of predetermined size. More in detail, in case of fresh vegetables, i.e. preserved at a temperature set between about 2 and 4° C., a division means is provided (40) arranged to provide the division of the vegetable product (100) into parts (105) of size set between 50 mm and 130 mm, advantageously, set between 80 mm and 110 mm, for example about 100 mm, which is fed to the above described treating machine (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Alessandro BERTOCCHI
  • Publication number: 20140352554
    Abstract: A dual-layer filter net and a juicer that uses the same are provided. The juicer includes a housing, a cutter plate, a driving device and a dual-layer filter net. The dual-layer filter net includes an inner layer filter net and an outer layer filter net. The opening of the inner layer filter net faces upward and the opening of the outer layer filter net faces downward. A residue extraction gap is formed between the inner layer filter net and the outer layer filter net. The material undergoes the first juice extraction by the inner layer filter net and the residues expelled undergoes the second juice extraction by the outer layer filter net.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Kwonnie Electrical Products Limited
    Inventors: Chung Leung Chau, Xiao Ming Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140331871
    Abstract: A food processor includes: a housing; a rotary processing body having a conical upper part and a lower part, the conical upper part being formed with a blade protruding therefrom, the lower part having an annular radial wall and an upright surrounding wall, the annular radial wall cooperating with the housing to define a processing clearance and being formed with first processing ribs that protrude therefrom into the processing clearance; and an annular filter cooperating with the upright surrounding wall to define a processing gap. The upright surrounding wall is formed with second processing ribs that protrude therefrom into the processing gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Ya Horng Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin-Yi HUANG
  • Patent number: 8869686
    Abstract: The subject application is directed to a food processing device to extract juice. The device includes an inlet coupled to a disintegrator. The inlet is configured to accept food items and the disintegrator configured to disintegrate food items passed through the inlet. The device further includes a separator that accepts the disintegrated food items and separates out the liquid components from the food item. The device further includes a reservoir that is coupled to the separator for accepting and holding the liquid components. The reservoir includes a translucent member for viewing of liquid levels within the reservoir, and a valved outlet. The valved outlet is configured to allow or prevent the flow of liquid from the reservoir through the valved outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Alan Backus
  • Patent number: 8863656
    Abstract: A power juicer 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: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Rusell T. Trovinger
  • Publication number: 20140299006
    Abstract: The invention proposes a soymilk maker and a method of making soymilk, using the soymilk maker. The soymilk maker comprises a container for receiving the bean or soymilk; a machine head arranged on the upper portion of the container, the machine head having a motor accommodated therein; a rotary cutter driven by the motor; a collection unit arranged within the container for collecting the testa and residue; an adjusting mechanism arranged on the machine head and being adjustable to enable the collection unit to move within the container between a first position where the beans are processed and a second position where the testa or residue is collected in the collection unit. Such a configuration enables testa and residue to be collected in the collection unit without said unit being equipped with a separate filter and a separate cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Marcel Johan Dalitso Fleuren, Fei Xue, Donghai Yu, Xiaoyun Kui, Changjie Wang, Qi Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140290503
    Abstract: A juice extractor includes a filter net which has a plurality of holes that are used to prevent residues of squeezed food from passing therethrough and allow juice of the squeezed food to pass therethrough formed thereon, and cutting blades which adhere to one or more lateral portions of the filter net to cut the food residues stuck in a plurality of the holes. According to the present invention, a user easily cleans the filter net after using the juice extractor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Jeong-Yong Bae
  • Publication number: 20140283693
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical food preparation device comprising a unit housing a motor and supporting a work chamber comprising a cover, said work chamber containing a moveable filter locked against rotation on the unit, a pressing head driven into rotation by the motor which is arranged in a moveable manner in the filter, the pressing head comprising a pressing screw. The filter comprises load-bearing means arranged to bear the load applied to the cover by the pressing head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Christian Raude, Clemence Sentagnes
  • Publication number: 20140261019
    Abstract: A juicing system with a drive mechanism and a juicer assembly, where the juicer assembly includes a main housing defining a cavity. A lid encloses a top portion of the cavity and has an opening therethrough. An auger is disposed within the cavity and has a top portion and a bottom portion. The auger is operably connected at one of the top portion or the bottom portion to the drive mechanism to rotate the auger. A rotatable cutting blade is disposed at the top portion of the auger. The rotatable cutting blade cuts foods inserted into the cavity through the opening. A juicing basket is disposed within the cavity, radially outwardly from the auger. The juicing basket has at least one screen with apertures therethrough of varying sizes. Food is pressed by the auger against the juicing basket to squeeze juice and pulp through the apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: MICHAEL P. CONTI, EVERETT SIDNEY KETTLE, ZACHARY A. LOWNDS, LEIF A. NORLAND, MITCHELL L. ROBERTSON
  • Patent number: 8826812
    Abstract: A juice extraction module for a juicer is provided, which includes a container formed with a juice discharge port; a sieve positioned inside of the container; a screw positioned inside of the sieve to extract juice from a material; a lid coupled to a top end of the container and formed with an input portion through which the material is input; and a safety cover rotatably installed to a main input opening of a top end of the input portion to be movable between a first position and a second position. The safety cover includes a first cover portion erected to open the main input opening in the first position and closing the main input opening in the second position; and a second cover portion formed integrally with the first cover portion, the second cover portion moving the safety cover to the second position when the second cover portion is pushed by a downward applied force from the first position, whereby the first cover portion blocks the main input opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignees: NUC Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong Boo Kim
  • Patent number: 8807022
    Abstract: The subject application is directed to a food processing device to extract juice. The device includes an inlet coupled to a disintegrator. The inlet is configured to accept food items and the disintegrator configured to disintegrate food items passed through the inlet. The device further includes a separator that accepts the disintegrated food items and separates out the liquid components from the food item. The device further includes a reservoir that is coupled to the separator for accepting and holding the liquid components. The reservoir includes a translucent member for viewing of liquid levels within the reservoir, and a valved outlet. The valved outlet is configured to allow or prevent the flow of liquid from the reservoir through the valved outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Alan Backus
  • Publication number: 20140216277
    Abstract: A dregs/juice separation apparatus includes a base having a power element driving a shaft to rotate. A pin protrudes from a surface of the shaft. A container includes an opening coupled with the base. A cutter unit includes a guiding member mounted around the shaft. The guiding member includes at least one guiding groove. The pin of the shaft extends into the at least one guiding groove. The cutter unit is rotatable relative to the shaft and is movable relative to the shaft in a longitudinal direction. The cutter unit further includes a cutter portion connected to the guiding member. A dreg collecting member includes an opening sealed by a cover. Objects to be processed are placed into the dreg collecting member via the opening of the dreg collecting member. The shaft extends through the dreg collecting member. The dreg collecting member receives the cutter unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Chien-Rong Chen
  • Patent number: 8794133
    Abstract: A grating disc (4) arranged to be rotatably mounted within a food processor (1), to rotate in a direction of rotation (26), which grating disc (4) comprises at least one grating tooth (24) for grating food to be processed. The grating disc (4) comprises at least one groove (28) extending from an inner region (21) to an outer edge (22) of the grating disc (4) to assist in guiding food particles outwardly during use of the food processor (1). With the provision of a grating disc in accordance with the present invention, improved output of processed food is accomplished in that the at least one groove with assistance of centrifugal force guides the processed food outwardly for retrieval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Ines Fister, Thomas Johannes Gaertner, Heimo Obersteiner, Claudio Brenna
  • Publication number: 20140196614
    Abstract: A juice extraction module for a juicer is provided, which includes a container formed with a juice discharge port; a sieve positioned inside of the container; a screw positioned inside of the sieve to extract juice from a material; a lid coupled to a top end of the container and formed with an input portion through which the material is input; and a safety cover rotatably installed to a main input opening of a top end of the input portion to be movable between a first position and a second position. The safety cover includes a first cover portion erected to open the main input opening in the first position and closing the main input opening in the second position; and a second cover portion formed integrally with the first cover portion, the second cover portion moving the safety cover to the second position when the second cover portion is pushed by a downward applied force from the first position, whereby the first cover portion blocks the main input opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Jong Boo Kim
  • Publication number: 20140190359
    Abstract: A juicer and a blender share a common base. The juicer and blender may share a common motor. The juicer has a spout that discharges into the blender.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Corkin, Stephen John McClean, Scott Brady, Richard Hoare, Vyvyan Rose, Tristan Brega, Gerard Andrew White, Khon Thai, Jarred Twigg, Simon James Chalk
  • Patent number: 8770100
    Abstract: A juice extraction module for a juicer is provided, which includes a container formed with a juice discharge port, a sieve positioned inside of the container, a screw positioned inside of the sieve to extract juice from a material, and a lid coupled to a top end of the container and formed with a input port through which the material is input. The juice extraction module includes a crushing portion formed on a top end of the screw to be narrowed upward, the crushing portion having a crushing blade formed thereon; and a crushing processing portion connected to the input port and formed in a bottom of the lid to be concave for accommodating the crushing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignees: Nuc Electronics, Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong Boo Kim
  • Publication number: 20140182461
    Abstract: A juice extraction module for a juicer is provided, which includes a container formed with a juice discharge port, a sieve positioned inside of the container, a screw positioned inside of the sieve to extract juice from a material, and a lid coupled to a top end of the container and formed with a input port through which the material is input. The juice extraction module includes a crushing portion formed on a top end of the screw to be narrowed upward, the crushing portion having a crushing blade formed thereon; and a crushing processing portion connected to the input port and formed in a bottom of the lid to be concave for accommodating the crushing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicants: NUC ELECTRONICS, CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jong Boo Kim
  • Publication number: 20140130685
    Abstract: A juice extraction module for a juicer is provided, which includes a container formed with a juice discharge port, a sieve positioned inside of the container, a screw positioned inside of the sieve to extract juice from a material, and a lid coupled to a top end of the container and formed with a input port through which the material is input. The juice extraction module includes a crushing portion formed on a top end of the screw to be narrowed upward, the crushing portion having a crushing blade formed thereon; and a crushing processing portion connected to the input port and formed in a bottom of the lid to be concave for accommodating the crushing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Jong Boo Kim
  • Publication number: 20140109776
    Abstract: A juice extractor having a catching groove that is axially formed on an inner surface of the discharging net in a residue discharging direction, so that residue can be efficiently discharged in the residue discharging direction by the rotation of spiral teeth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Young Ki Kim
  • Patent number: 8701551
    Abstract: An antilip system for a food patty forming apparatus of the type having a reciprocating mold plate with at least one cavity. The system uses an adjustable escape passage to relieve pressure within a mold plate cavity. The system comprises a breather plate with antilip holes, a passage plate with antilip holes, and an adjusting bar movable between a full open position, a full closed position, and a plurality of intermediate positions. The passage plate also has a passage recycle channel for returning relieved materials to a hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Formax, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Edward Doner, Ronald F. LaBruno, Joseph Allen Ebert
  • Publication number: 20140096690
    Abstract: A juice extractor, which is configured in such a way that the cross-sectional area of a feed tube is larger than the cross-sectional area of a feed port of a hopper, so that an input material that is used to make juice and which is put into the feed port can be directly dropped onto the lower portion of the feed tube without staying in the feed tube, thereby allowing a user to easily make juice without having to manually push the input material using a pusher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Young Ki Kim
  • Publication number: 20140053741
    Abstract: The present invention provides a juicer comprising a base with a transmission structure, a juicing device located above the base and an upper case disposed above the juicing device, wherein the juicing device comprises: a separator configured to drain the juice and the residue of the juiced food respectively; a filter configured to filter the residue of the juiced food; a rotating head configured to spirally extrude the juiced food, a side wall of the separator is provided with a juice exit, a bottom of the separator is provided with a residue exit, a bottom of the filter is provided with a residue draining hole actively communicated with the residue exit, the rotating head is provided with a spiral sheet, the rotating head is disposed in the separator, the filter is sleeved between the rotating head and the separator, a first driving end of the transmission structure of the base is connected with a center of a lower end of the rotating head, the rotating head rotates reversely relative to the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: T.F. ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wenhung Chou
  • Patent number: 8613402
    Abstract: An improved portable essence extractor in combination with a liquid container for the direct blending of freshly extracted edible and aromatic oils and such is provided. A portable essence extractor and liquid container combination is provided in which an essence extraction assembly may be removably connected to, and in fluid communication with, a liquid dispensing container. The container is operatively connected to the essence extraction assembly such that it is removably connects to the liquid dispensing container, as well as in fluid communication with the liquid volume. Placement of the essence extraction assembly at the top, bottom, middle, or any specific orientation or configuration should be equivalent, given the fluid communication between the comminuted foodstuff and the liquid volume such that the extraction of edible and aromatic oils can directly blend with any liquid contents of the volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Zing Anything, LLC
    Inventor: Joshua A. Lefkovitz
  • Publication number: 20130255511
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for processing fruit or vegetables in order to obtain a flowable mass, such as juice or puree and includes a receptacle, an extraction unit for mechanically extracting juice and pulp from the fruit or vegetables, the unit being located within the receptacle for discharging the juice and pulp into the receptacle, a motor unit, drivingly connected to the extraction unit, an outlet unit for collecting flowable mass from the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Novissa Haushaltgeråte AG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Steiner
  • Patent number: 8474375
    Abstract: A juicer arrangement comprises a motor-driven appliance (1), capable of extracting juice from fruit, and a vessel (10) for receiving the juice. The appliance has a tubular outlet duct (9) through which juice can flow; the duct consisting of an inner portion (12) that is fixed to the appliance (1) and an outer portion (13) which can be rotated, relative to the inner portion (12), about the longitudinal axis (12a) of the tubular outlet duct (9). Near the outlet end of the outer portion (13) of the outlet duct there is provided a chordally-extending internal wall (15), configured such that, in one rotational position of the outer portion (13) of the duct relative to the inner portion (12), the wall (15) is positioned to act as an anti-dripping dam member to resist liquid flow through the outlet duct (9). In another rotational position of the outer portion (13) of the duct relative to the inner portion (12), the wall (15) is inverted, leaving a gap through which juice can be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Kenwood Limited
    Inventors: Nick Jays, Adam Wade
  • Publication number: 20130125768
    Abstract: The present provides a soymilk machine/juicer with grinding function, comprising a pair of concentric rotator (13) and stator (14) that are vertically arranged in a house. There are at least two thread convex ribs (16) on said rotator (14), and the thread convex ribs (16) are evenly distributed on the outer surface of a rotator body (15). Rotary clearance is defined between the thread convex ribs (16) of the rotator (13) and the inner wall of the stator (14). The middle upper part of said rotator body (15) is a revolved portion with small upside and large downside. The clearance of the upside of the rotator body (15) corresponding to an upper filter net (17) on the stator (14) is largest, which is the smashing section for dealing with stuff after stuff is fed. The clearance of the middle part of the rotator body (15) corresponding to the middle upper part of an abrasive disc of the stator (14) is medium-size, which is for smashing stuff further.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Zhenyu Shi, Jiang Chen, Haihui Peng, Dongchuan Xing, Zhijian Ma
  • Publication number: 20130074708
    Abstract: A vertical juicer adapted to extract juice from a food including a bowl and a motor connected to the bowl. The vertical juicer also has a filter disposed in the bowl, an auger disposed in the filter, and a brush disposed between the bowl and the filter. A gear system includes a first gear disposed on the auger and a second gear disposed on the brush. Actuation of the auger by the motor causes the auger and first gear to rotate, and rotation of the first gear causes the second gear to rotate. Rotation of the second gear causes the brush to rotate around the filter and remove a food residue from the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: GREENFIELD WORLD TRADE, INC.
    Inventor: GREENFIELD WORLD TRADE, INC.
  • Patent number: 8365657
    Abstract: A grinding type juice extractor includes upper and lower grinding rings for providing both grinding and rolling effects during a process of extracting juice, and food materials are inputted for extracting juices, and the upper and lower grinding rings correspond to each other to define a clamping status, such that the inputted food material can be grinded, and a mechanism or method of applying two kinds of physical forces to the food material can be used for extracting the juice of the food material and maximizing the juice yield. In addition, a filter surface of a filter ring is provided for filtering the juice, and a juice outlet tube installed to a middle seat is provided for outputting the juice. Such juice extractor can improve the juice yield and reduce waste of resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Wen Ching Lee
  • Patent number: 8316762
    Abstract: A juice extractor comprises a body, a filtering apparatus, and a shattering apparatus. The body has an inner space. The filtering apparatus is disposed within the body and divides the inner space into a shattering chamber and a collecting chamber. The shattering apparatus is disposed within the shattering chamber and comprises at least a first cutting blade and a second cutting blade configured to shatter a comestible. The comestibles shattered by the first cutting blade can reach the second cutting blade and be shattered by the second cutting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Weijie Peng
  • Patent number: 8245726
    Abstract: A citrus juice apparatus may include at least one citrus juice processing device. The at least one juice processing device may include at least one juice output having a flow of juice therethrough. The at least one juice processing device upon a malfunction may cause an undesired material release along with the flow of juice into the at least one juice output. An undesired material release detector may be coupled to the at least one juice output for detecting the undesired material release. The detector may operate based upon magnetic proximity sensing of a moving filter plate within a housing of the detector. Alternatively, the detector may operate using a filter plate, and based upon pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: John Bean Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Garland Mathews, Michael L. Suter, Mark R. Jackson, Kevin G. Socha, Jose D. Milla, Gregory W. Schrader
  • Patent number: 8181567
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for preparing foods, aimed at creating fruit and/or vegetable juice from whole or chopped fruits and/or vegetables, by grating and centrifugation, including in particular: a grating disc; a basket connected to the grating disc, linked to a drive shaft, comprising in particular a filter ring and a hub; a cover, fitted with a food introduction conduit, the conduit substantially having the shape of a cylindrical tube with a circular, oval or oblong base. The purpose of the invention is to offer improvements enabling juice to be produced with a high throughput. These improvements consist in particular of an introduction conduit comprising an element for holding foods and a grating disc inclined with respect to its rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Hameur SA
    Inventors: Patrice Jean Marcel Bourgeois-Potage, Lïc Xavier Fevre
  • Patent number: 8146490
    Abstract: A juice extractor (100), in particular for fruit and vegetable, comprising a rotatable grating disk (106), a filter sieve (108) surrounding the grating disk (106), a feed tube (114a, 114b) arranged above the grating disk (106), and a food pusher (116) insertable into the feed tube (114a, 114b) to press food, in particular fruit and vegetable, onto the grating disk (106), wherein the food pusher (116) is hollow with an opening on its side and the feed tube (114a, 114b) has an corresponding opening, such that pulp generated during grating food may enter the food pusher (116). Separate containers for collecting pulp become thus obsolete. This allows for a more compact design of juice extractors (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Heimo Obersteiner, Werner Murbacher
  • Patent number: 8132501
    Abstract: A complex high-density soybean grinder comprises a first filter unit and a second filter unit; a suction unit having a feeding tube for supplying soybeans; a lateral side of the suction unit being installed with a blower and a sound canceller so that soybean can enter into the suction unit; a feeding unit connected to the suction unit and the first filter unit; an electric controller serving to control the feeding unit; a regeneration barrel set connected to the first filter unit and the second filter unit for mixing and agitating soybean dregs from the first filter unit with water; and then the mixed dregs and water being fed into the second filter unit; a reuse barrel set connected to the first filter unit for feeding liquid from the second filter unit to the regeneration barrel set and then to the first filter unit through a pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventors: Cheng-Feng Chen, Jui-Tai Cheng
  • Patent number: 8122821
    Abstract: A food-processing device for chopping, mixing, or liquefying foods. The device comprises a container, a removable base, and a blender base. The container comprises a locking member located at the periphery of the container. The container has an opening. The removable base comprises a blade member and is removably affixable to the opening of the container. The blender base comprises a motor and a recessed well. The recessed well comprises a pressure-activated switch and a locking groove located adjacent to the switch. The removable base is adapted to removably fit within the recessed well such that when the locking member contacts and depresses the switch, the downward movement of the switch activates the motor, wherein the container can be depressed and rotated to allow the locking member to engage the locking groove, thereby permitting continuous operation of the motor without requiring a user to exert constant pressure on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Homeland Housewares, LLC
    Inventor: Lenny Sands
  • Patent number: 8091473
    Abstract: A juice extractor capable of extracting juice from vegetables, fruits or soymilk from beans is disclosed. The extractor includes a housing having a draff outlet port and a juice outlet port, a screw having an upper rotary shaft inserted in a rotary shaft hole of the housing and a lower rotary shaft with a plurality of screw spirals formed on an outer periphery thereof, and a mesh drum for extracting the juice toward the juice outlet port, and a rotary brush mounted between the housing and the mesh drum and having a brush holder. Various nutrients and intrinsic flavor contained in the vegetables or fruits are maintained to the fullest extent by employing a very low speed screw of a squeezing mode. Also, since the housing accommodating the screw is vertically fixed to an upper portion of a drive unit, the material is automatically moved downward without pressing the material down, and the draff is discharged while squeezing and grinding the materials put in an inlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Young-Ki Kim
  • Publication number: 20110185921
    Abstract: A grinding type juice extractor includes upper and lower grinding rings for providing both grinding and rolling effects during a process of extracting juice, and food materials are inputted for extracting juices, and the upper and lower grinding rings correspond to each other to define a clamping status, such that the inputted food material can be grinded, and a mechanism or method of applying two kinds of physical forces to the food material can be used for extracting the juice of the food material and maximizing the juice yield. In addition, a filter surface of a filter ring is provided for filtering the juice, and a juice outlet tube installed to a middle seat is provided for outputting the juice. Such juice extractor can improve the juice yield and reduce waste of resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: WEN CHING LEE
  • Patent number: 7958819
    Abstract: A blender and juicer system involving a blender container, having an open top and an open bottom, and a removable juicer member being open at each end and adapted for insertion into the blender container. The blender container is adapted to prevent the over-insertion of the removable juicer member. The inserted juicer member is adapted to engage operatively the interior of the blender container. The blender and juicer system also involves a plunger adapted for insertion into the juicer member. The inserted plunger is utilized during a juice extraction operation. The plunger includes a top exterior lip that defines the optimal range of plunger insertion into the juicer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Homeland Housewares, LLC
    Inventor: Lenny Sands
  • Patent number: 7954425
    Abstract: To improve the efficiency of juice-extracting food processors (1) based on grating fruit or vegetables, wherein the inlet piece (2) forms an interstice (I) with the grating disk (3), interstitial cutting teeth (302) are arranged in the interstice (I). Pieces of fruit or vegetables in the interstice (I) are additionally accelerated in the direction of the sieve 151 due to centrifugal forces by the interstitial cutting teeth (302) acting on these pieces. The juice contained in these pieces is thus more efficiently extracted. For better processing of pieces of fruit or vegetables with a high juice content, the interstitial cutting teeth (302) are preferably higher than the other cutting teeth (301) of the grating disk (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Hans Krall, Thomas Sigot, Leander Bukoschek
  • Publication number: 20110083565
    Abstract: The subject application is directed to a food processing device to extract juice. The device includes an inlet coupled to a disintegrator. The inlet is configured to accept food items and the disintegrator configured to disintegrate food items passed through the inlet. The device further includes a separator that accepts the disintegrated food items and separates out the liquid components from the food item. The device further includes a reservoir that is coupled to the separator for accepting and holding the liquid components. The reservoir includes a translucent member for viewing of liquid levels within the reservoir, and a valved outlet. The valved outlet is configured to allow or prevent the flow of liquid from the reservoir through the valved outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Alan BACKUS
  • Publication number: 20110083566
    Abstract: The subject application is directed to a food processing device to extract juice. The device includes an inlet coupled to a disintegrator. The inlet is configured to accept food items and the disintegrator configured to disintegrate food items passed through the inlet. The device further includes a separator that accepts the disintegrated food items and separates out the liquid components from the food item. The device further includes a reservoir that is coupled to the separator for accepting and holding the liquid components. The reservoir includes a translucent member for viewing of liquid levels within the reservoir, and a valved outlet. The valved outlet is configured to allow or prevent the flow of liquid from the reservoir through the valved outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Alan BACKUS
  • Publication number: 20110049279
    Abstract: A dicing element assembly comprises a dicing element having multiple elements defining multiple openings through which food may pass and a management tool having multiple projections sized to be received by the dicing openings, with at least some of the projections having a coupling element for releasably coupling the dicing elements when the projections are received within the dicing openings. When the projections are received within the dicing openings, the coupling element couples with the dicing element and a user may move the dicing element by moving the management tool without touching the dicing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: KEVIN J. BEBER, JOHN A. COLASANTI, ARREN J. MCCORMICK