Cherry pitter

  • US 8,347,783 B2
  • Filed: 02/01/2010
  • Issued: 01/08/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/12/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A device for separating a pit from a fruit, comprising:

  • a container having a base and upwardly extending sidewalls terminating in a rim;

    a fruit holder supported by the container, the fruit holder, base, and sidewalls defining an interior space of the container, the fruit holder further having at least one cavity for holding the fruit, the at least one cavity further having a hole formed in the cavity;

    a lid attached to the container, the lid being moveable between a first position adjacent the container and a second position relatively distant from the container;

    the lid further having at least one cutting rod extending downward from the lid, the at least one cutting rod being positioned to pass into the cavity and through the hole formed in the cavity when the lid is in the first position; and

    a push-off plate secured to the lid between the fruit holder and the lid, the push-off plate being positioned such that the at least one cutting rod passes through the push-off plate when the lid is moved from the second position to the first position and is retracted substantially above the push-off plate when the lid is moved from the second position to the first position, a spring further being mounted on the device to urge the push-off plate away from the lid.

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