Patent Number: 6,293,189

Title: Juice extractor

Abstract: An extractor for separating the juice and juice sacs from a citrus fruit that includes a lower cup for supporting a single piece of citrus fruit and an upper cup disposed vertically above the lower cup with the upper and lower cups moveable relative to each other in a vertical direction so as to cooperate to squeeze the piece of citrus fruit placed therebetween. An upper cutter is provided for cutting a plug in the citrus to permit the separation of the peel from the juice and the juice sacs, while a lower cutter is provided for cutting the plug to allow the juice and juice sacs to exit therethrough when the fruit is squeezed between the upper and lower cups. A strainer tube is vertically oriented beneath the lower cup and lower cutter, with the strainer tube having a plurality of circumferential slots along its working length.

Inventors: Evans; Kevin E. (Bradenton, FL), Korengel; Jeffrey L. (Sarasota, FL), Pollack; Harold (St. Petersburg, FL), Lineback; David S. (Bradenton, FL)

Assignee: Tropicana Products, Inc.

International Classification: A23N 1/00 (20060101); A23N 001/02 (); B30B 009/02 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018