US Patent No. 10,485,060

FOOD PROCESSING APPARATUS


Patent No. 10,485,060
Issue Date November 19, 2019
Title Food Processing Apparatus
Inventorship Raymond Anthony Joao, Yonkers, NY (US)
Mary Antonette Spano, Yonkers, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,485,060

1. An apparatus, comprising:a food processor, comprising:
a food processor housing, wherein the food processor housing comprises a first food processor housing section and a second food processor housing section, wherein the first food processor housing section houses an electric motor, and further wherein the second food processor housing section is elongate in shape and houses at least a portion of a rotating member, wherein the second food processor housing section has a first end portion and a second end portion, and further wherein the first end portion of the second food processor housing section is connected or attached to the first food processor housing section;
a food processing attachment, wherein the food processing attachment contains at least one food processing element, wherein the food processing attachment is connected to or attached to the second end portion of the second food processor housing section, and further wherein the rotating member is mechanically connected or coupled to the food processing attachment; and
a plate, wherein the plate contains an opening for receiving the second food processor housing section, wherein the second food processor housing section is capable of being slideably moved in and through the opening in the plate in both directions by moving the second food processor housing section vertically up or down through the opening in the plate during a cooking operation or during a food processing operation, and further wherein the apparatus further comprises:
a cooking pot, comprising:
a cooking pot housing;
an inner cooking pot situated within the cooking pot housing;
a heating element located at a bottom portion of an interior of the cooking pot housing or located around and against an exterior side wall of the inner cooking pot,
wherein the heating element is capable of providing heat for performing a cooking operation on or regarding a food, a food ingredient, or a liquid, and further wherein the electric motor is capable of driving a rotation of the rotating member, and further wherein the rotating member is capable of driving a rotation of the food processing attachment and the at least one food processing element in order to perform a food processing operation on or regarding the food, the food ingredient, or the liquid, prior to, during, or after, a completion of the cooking operation, and further wherein a vertical position of the at least one food processing element is moveable from a first position to a second position within the inner cooking pot during a cooking operation or during a food processing operation by slideably moving the second food processor housing section up or down through and along the opening in the plate.