Food-processing device

  • US 8,122,821 B2
  • Filed: 06/14/2011
  • Issued: 02/28/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/26/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A food-processing device for chopping, mixing, or liquefying foods, the device comprising:

  • a container comprising a plurality of locking members that are located at and are spaced about the periphery of the container, the container having an opening;

    a removable base comprising a blade member, the removable base removably affixable to the opening of the container; and

    a blender base comprising a motor and a recessed well, the recessed well comprising a plurality of pressure-activated switches and locking grooves, each locking groove located adjacent to its respective pressure-activated switch, the removable base adapted to removably fit within the recessed well such that when the locking members of the container contact and depress the respective switches, the downward movement of the switches activate the motor, wherein the container can be depressed and rotated to allow the locking members to engage the respective locking grooves, thereby permitting continuous operation of the motor without requiring a user to exert constant pressure on the container.

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