Food chopper

  • US 7,191,691 B2
  • Filed: 01/11/2005
  • Issued: 03/20/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/29/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A food processing device, comprising:

  • a reservoir having upwardly extending sidewalls, the sidewalls having a top end and a bottom end, the reservoir having a top end and a bottom end;

    a tray secured to the reservoir relatively closer to the top end of the reservoir than to the bottom end of the reservoir, the tray defining an interior region inside an area defined by the sidewalls of the reservoir, the tray having a plurality of blades arranged in a first plane and a first surface devoid of blades on a first side of the plurality of blades, the first surface being parallel with the first plane and within the interior region and including a bore formed in the first surface;

    a lid pivotally movable between a first position adjacent the tray and a second position relatively distant from the tray, the lid having a plurality of projections sized and configured to be received between the plurality of blades when the lid is adjacent the tray, the lid further including a flange formed around a portion of a perimeter of the lid, the flange surrounding an outer surface of the reservoir within the flange when the lid is rotated downward against the reservoir; and

    one or more volumetric indicators arranged on the device to indicate a volume of a portion of the reservoir between a first one of the plurality of sidewalls and a top surface of a mound of items within the reservoir when the device is oriented such that the bottom of the mound is resting on the first one of the plurality of sidewalls of the reservoir.

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