Abstract: On a compactor wheel having outer and inner cylindrical drums, the inner drum being mounted on the vehicle axle, there is provided an axially extending shroud. The shroud is equipped with a cover plate which together serves to define a cavity enclosing the axle seals and bearings preventing trash from intruding into those components of the compactor vehicle.
May 15, 1998
Date of Patent:
October 19, 1999
Caron Compactor Co.
James O. Caron, Scott F. P. Caron, Donald Chris Bettencourt
Abstract: A system for delivery and refilling a dispenser of potable liquids provides a delivery container with rigid sidewalls and refill liquid containers with flexible sidewalls. Complimentary fitments on the dispenser and refill containers permit leak free docking under ascetic conditions when transferring liquid from the refill container into the liquid dispenser. The refill containers are easy to lift and handle, are used one time only and are then recycled. When empty the delivery container is nestable with others.
Abstract: Process and apparatus for preparing a snack food product by baking and without the use of cooking oil, begins with preparation of potatoes, carrots, bananas, etc, into slices which are surface de-watered before exposure to a high intensity heat source including infra red at about 1400 F. to blanch the product and halt enzyme action before exposure to hot, dry air impingement until reduced in moisture to about 10 to 35%, while maintained in a mono layer. Then the slices are aggregated into a pack and dried in hot dry air until the moisture content has been reduced to about 0.5 to 2%.The apparatus includes an insulated housing with a product conveyor extending therethrough. A combination of overhead infra-red burners and underneath open flame burners are positioned to create a high energy heat zone along one length of the belt. Air impingement scatter slots are positioned above and below a subsequent length of the belt and a superimposed hold down belt restrains the products from scattering.
June 7, 1995
Date of Patent:
February 18, 1997
Heat and Control, Inc.
Clark K. Benson, Andrew A. Caridis, Donald B. Giles, Daniel E. Brown, James A. Padilla, Thomas F. Leary, Leonardo P. Murgel