Blade structure for blender

  • US 8,132,752 B1
  • Filed: 12/24/2010
  • Issued: 03/13/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/24/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A blade structure comprising:

  • at least three pairs of blade arms constructed and arranged to create regions of material movement in a blender cup, the at least three pairs of blade arms being further constructed and arranged to move material outward and upward in a lower region near outer walls of the blender cup, to move material upward and inward in an upper region near the outer walls of the blender cup, to chop and move material downward in a region partway between the outer walls and a central axis of the blender cup, and to move material downward near the central axis of the blender cup, the at least three pairs of blade arms includinga first pair of blade arms arranged in opposition about a common central axis, constructed and arranged for efficient chopping of ice, the first pair of blades having a first shape, each arm of the first pair of blade arms having a first leading, beveled cutting edge,a second pair of blade arms arranged in opposition about the common central axis, constructed and arranged to move material impinging on a central part of the second pair of blade arms in a downward direction and to move material impinging on tips of the second pair of blade arms in an upward and inward direction, the second pair of blade arms having a second shape, each arm of the second pair of blade arms having a second leading, beveled cutting edge, a trailing tab directing material on which the second pair of blade arms impinges downward, and a second arm tip winglet directing material on which the second pair of blade arms impinges upwards and inwards, anda third pair of blade arms arranged in opposition about the common central axis, constructed and arranged to move material impinging on a central portion of the third pair of blade arms in a generally downward direction and arranged to move material impinging on tips of the third pair of blade arms in an outward direction, the third pair of blade arms having a third shape, each arm of the third pair of blade arms having a third leading, beveled cutting edge and a third arm tip winglet directing material on which the third pair of blade arms impinges upwards,wherein the first shape, the second shape, and the third shape are different from each other.

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