Dart Industries Inc.
|Dart Industries Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140339223||MICROWAVE PRESSURE COOKER - Microwave pressure cooker including safety interlock mechanism. A blow vent is provided in cooker lid, and a lock bar is pivoted to cooker lid in a position to block blow vent when lock bar is resting under its own weight. Free end of lock bar includes a lock tab. Lock tab extends through a slot at periphery of lid. Cooker base includes handle with a cam section ending in a lock wall. Cooker lid is placed on base in a release position and rotated to a locking position. During rotation lock tab rides over cam section and then falls adjacent lock wall, thus sealing blow vent. After cooking cover is physically prevented from rotating back to release position by lock tab abutting lock wall. User must physically lift lock bar to unseal blow vent to ensure internal pressure is released. A spline may hold lock bar in raised position.||11-20-2014|
|20140305935||EXPANDING FOOD STORAGE CONTAINER - An expanding food storage container includes a base and a cover. The cover includes a support ring and a dome having a side wall closely received in the support ring. The support ring includes spaced tabs extending toward the side wall of the dome. The outer face of the dome sidewall includes a plurality of camming threads and support threads extending outward along helical paths. There is a pair of threads for each tab, with the threads spaced peripherally to closely receive the associated tab therebetween. Rotation of the dome with respect to the support ring causes the threads to ride up or down the tabs, raising or lowering the dome with respect to the support ring. The upper and lower ends of the threads include a horizontal slot which closely receives the associated tab. The tab includes a depression near its end which receives a lock button extending outward from the dome sidewall within the slot. The lock button may be selectively received within the depression to selectively secure the dome in the expanded or collapsed position.||10-16-2014|
|20140231343||COMBINED CITRUS PRESS AND ZESTER - A combined citrus press and zester. The citrus press is of a known type, and includes an upper handle and a lower handle joined at a forward pivot point. The lower handle includes a cup sized to receive a halved citrus fruit, such as a lemon or lime. The upper handle includes a male die which mates with said cup to compress and thus juice the halved fruit. To save material and weight, the male die is formed as relatively constant thickness, which results in a depression on the opposite, outer side of the upper handle. The citrus zester includes a body with a grating blade received or formed therein. The inner side of the body has a collar extending therefrom and surrounding the blade. This collar is sized to be received within the depression formed in the upper handle of the citrus press. The collar may be sized and formed such that the zester may be selectively mounted to the press.||08-21-2014|
|20140137424||BOTTLE DRYING STAND - A bottle drying stand for a standard bottle having a side wall, transitioning through a shoulder to a bottle mouth. The stand includes a peripheral side wall resting upon a base rim. The upper end of the side wall forms a support rim sized for the inverted bottle to rest upon at its shoulder. A drip cup extends inwardly and downwardly from the support rim, and the mouth of the bottle is received therein. The drip cup includes a cup opening for airflow, preferably coaxial with the bottle mouth. The side wall of the stand also includes wall openings permitting airflow inward to communicate with the cup opening.||05-22-2014|
|20140124505||VARIABLE FLOW TRAINING CUP - A training cup for children includes a cup body. A flow cap having an annular flow gap is selectively mounted to the cup body. A control ring is mounted to the flow cap for relative longitudinal movement toward and away from the cup body. The control ring includes an annular plug. In a first position the plug will block the flow gap to prevent flow from the training cup. In a second position the plug is spaced from the flow gap to allow restricted flow from the training cup. An infinite variation of positions and flow restriction are allowed between this first and second position. The control ring includes a drinking rim which has a minimum diameter of approximately 42 mm to force the child to engage the drinking rim with the lips and use it as a cup.||05-08-2014|
|20100163553||MICROWAVE STEAM COOKING CONTAINER SYSTEM - A microwave steam cooking container system for cooking foodstuff, comprising a water reservoir, a food container comprising a plurality of apertures on a bottom thereof, an outer wall portion and an inner wall portion, and a microwave shielding material encapsulated between said inner and outer wall portions, a cover comprising an inner wall portion and an outer wall portion, and a microwave shielding material encapsulated between said cover inner and said cover outer wall portions, wherein said food container is stacked and removably placed within said water reservoir, wherein in the assembled position the foodstuff to be cooked is shielded from cooking by direct exposure to microwave energy.||07-01-2010|
Patent applications by Dart Industries Inc.