US 9,808,121 B2
Seasoning mill
Ming-Feng Wu, Tainan (TW)
Assigned to YIENN LIH ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., Tainan (TW)
Filed by YIENN LIH ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., Tainan (TW)
Filed on Nov. 25, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/952,508.
Claims priority of application No. 104214573 U (TW), filed on Sep. 9, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2017/0065128 A1, Mar. 9, 2017
Int. Cl. A47J 42/04 (2006.01)
CPC A47J 42/04 (2013.01) 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A seasoning mill comprising:
a receiving unit that defines a receiving space therein;
a grinding unit that includes an outer grinding seat disposed fixedly in said receiving space, an inner grinding seat surrounded by said outer grinding seat, and a coupling shaft coupled to said inner grinding seat and rotatable for driving said inner grinding seat to rotate relative to said outer grinding seat; and
a closure unit that includes
a stationary seat disposed fixedly in said receiving space and having at least one grinding opening,
a rotation control seat having a cover wall formed with at least one control opening, and
a coupling member disposed for providing a resistive force between said coupling shaft and said rotation control seat which tends to secure fixedly said rotation control seat onto said coupling shaft such that said rotation control seat is co-rotatable with said coupling shaft relative to said stationary seat from a closed position when a rotational force is exerted on said coupling shaft, where said at least one control opening is not registered with said at least one grinding opening and is blocked by said cover wall, to an opened position, where said at least one control opening is registered with said at least one grinding opening, and that said rotation control seat is configured to be maintained at the opened position when the rotational force is released.