TODAY’S PATENT- NUTCRACKER
The Nutcracker was invented by Xavier Le Bail on the 28th of November 2000, bearing patent number US6151782A.
The present invention relates to nutcrackers of the pliers type. A device for cracking the shells of fruit, such as in particular walnuts, of the type comprising two elements adapted to pivot, by one of their respective ends, about a transverse pin, comprising a fruit-gripping area adjacent to the pivot axis in which the fruit, whose shell it is desired to crack, is placed.
The object of the present invention is to propose a means ensuring efficient hold of the fruit between the arms of the nutcracker and to avoid the difficulty for the user to calculate his/her effort so as to crack the shell of the fruit without deteriorating the inside. The invention improves the hygiene of this type of device, by isolating the metal constituting the nutcracker from the fruit itself.