Spice grinder

  • US 7,284,719 B2
  • Filed: 11/11/2004
  • Issued: 10/23/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/14/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A spice grinder comprising:

  • a first static component which includes means by which said first static component can be attached to a neck of a container wherein said first static component includes a first set of teeth;

    a second rotatable component which fits on said first static component wherein said second rotatable component includes a second set of teeth;

    said first static component forming a tapering bore between said first set of teeth projecting inwardly from a surface of said first static component and said second set of teeth projecting inwardly from said second rotatable component;

    said second rotatable component having said second set of teeth thereof in said tapering bore wherein grinding takes place in a gap between said first set of teeth of said first static component and said second set of teeth of said second component upon said second rotatable component being rotated with respect to said first static component;

    said second rotatable component comprising a first circumferentially extending groove, a second circumferentially extending groove spaced axially from said first circumferentially extending groove and parallel thereto and said first static component comprising a circumferentially extending rib which, upon said first static component and said second rotatable component are displaced axially relatively to one another, which leaves said circumferentially extending groove in which it is seated and snaps into said second circumferentially extending groove and is located in an adjusted position to vary a spacing between said toothed portion of said second rotatable component and said teeth of the first static component.

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