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US6089746: Household food preparation appliance such as a multi-function food processor comprising a bearing means for the rotary working assembly

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Guy Martin ·
Assignee(s) SEB S.A. ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Pillsbury Madison & Sutro ·
Primary Examiner Charles E. Cooley ·
Application Number US9117027
Filing date 07/22/1998
PCT 371 date 07/22/1998
Issue date 07/18/2000
Predicted expiration date 07/22/2018
U.S. Classifications 366/129  · 366/331  ·
International Classifications A47J 43044  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 366129;130;331;342;343 ·
PCT Application Number PCTFR9700135 - 01/23/1997
PCT Publication Number WO199726817 - 07/31/1997
Foreign Priority FR9601023 - 01/24/1996 ·
21 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

A household food preparation appliance composed of: a working container (1) having a bottom wall (3); a rotary working assembly (5, 6, 7) driven by a motor unit; and a bearing member secured to, and freely rotatable in relation to, the working assembly. The working assembly is composed of a drive shaft (5) capable of supporting a working attachment (7) and is capable of being positioned in the container (1) with the bearing member substantially against the bottom wall (3) of the container (1). The bearing member (8) forms an element for centering the shaft (5) relative to the bottom wall (3).

Independent Claims | See all claims (21)

  1. 1. Household food preparation appliance comprising: a working container (1) having a bottom wall (3); a rotary working assembly (5, 6, 7) driven by a motor unit; and bearing means secured to, and freely rotatable in relation to, the working assembly, whereinthe working assembly comprises a drive shaft (5) capable of supporting a working attachment (7),the working assembly is capable of being positioned in the container (1) with the bearing means substantially against the bottom wall (3) of the container (1),the container has a shaped portion (15) arranged in the bottom wall (3), andthe bearing means (8) and the shaped portion together form a means for centering the shaft (5) relative to the bottom wall (3).
  2. 13. Household food preparation appliance comprising: a working container (1) having a bottom wall (3) and lateral walls (2); a rotary working assembly (5, 6, 7) driven by a motor unit; and bearing means secured to, and freely rotatable in relation to, the working assembly, whereinthe working assembly comprises a drive shaft (5) capable of supporting a working attachment (7),the working assembly is capable of being positioned in the container (1) with the bearing means substantially against the bottom wall (3) of the container (1), andthe bearing means (8) are formed to be guided by at least one part of the lateral walls (2) of the container (1) so that the bearing means (8) and the at least one part of the lateral walls (2) of the container (1) together form a means for centering the shaft (5) relative to the bottom wall (3).

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Foreign Patent Documents

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