Patent Number: 7,784,190

Title: Can opener

Abstract: A can opener has first and second operating elements pivotal with respect to one another. The first operating element has a rotatable traction wheel and the second operating element has a cutting assembly. The operating elements pivot such that traction wheel and cutter assembly are moveable between an inoperative position and an operative position. In the inoperative position, the traction wheel and cutter assembly are spaced from one another so that the rim of the can to be opened is locatable between the traction wheel and cutter assembly. In the operative position, the traction wheel and the cutter assembly are in close proximity and engagable with the can to effect opening of the can. The cutter assembly has an axle engaged with the second operating element at a first end and has a thread at a second end. A rotatable circular cutting blade is located on the axle between the first and second ends and is held in place by a nut engaged with the thread. A decorative cover covers the nut.

Inventors: So; Shun (Hong Kong, CN)

Assignee: Union Lucky Industrial Limited

International Classification: B67B 7/70 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018