Patent Number: 6,293,170

Title: Apparatus for opening containers with twist-off tops

Abstract: A container opening device has a base and an upper carriage, sliding on posts extending upward from the base. The upper carriage has a downward facing upper platen, and the base has an upward facing lower platen which is rotated by a motor in response to the depression of a knob sliding on the upper carriage. In a first version, electrical contacts within the carriage close an electrical circuit between the posts when the knob is depressed. In a second version, a pushrod in the carriage, moved by depression of the knob, causes a shaft extending upward from the base to pivot, so that contacts in a switch controlling the motor are closed.

Inventors: Hajianpour; Mohammed Ali (Coral Springs, FL)

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International Classification: B67B 7/18 (20060101); B67B 7/00 (20060101); B67B 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018