Automated juice extractor

  • US 8,511,225 B2
  • Filed: 08/28/2009
  • Issued: 08/20/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/09/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An automatic juicer comprising:

  • a lid openable to allow fruit to be placed in the juicer;

    a base containing a motor and a gearset;

    a mounting plate residing in the base and configured to move vertically within the base;

    a collet fixed to the base;

    a shaft assembly connected to the motor through the gearset, all parts of the shaft assembly rotating at the same angular rate and the shaft assembly threadably engaging the collet to vertically advance and retreat the entire shaft assembly when turned by the motor, the mounting plate, the motor, and the gearset coupled to the shaft assembly to move vertically with the shaft assembly the shaft assembly including an outer shaft and an inner shaft;

    the inner shaft being rotationally fixed to rotate with the outer shaft and advances vertically with the outer shaft;

    a bowl attached to the base; and

    a juicing cone above the bowl and fixedly attached to the shaft assembly and rotating and advancing vertically with the shaft assembly, the juicing cone for rotating and pushing into a fruit for releasing juice from the fruit to be caught in the bowl, the vertical advance of the juicing cone limited to reduce damage to fruit in the juicer.

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