Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm James Earl Lowe, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8206129
    Abstract: A supercharged internal combustion engine including a pressurized fluid outlet, the engine comprising a two-ended piston, with one end received in a combustion chamber, and another end received in a hydraulic chamber. The piston further including a portion intermediate the two ends and received within an air chamber, and the air chamber has an air outlet communicating with a combustion air inlet to the combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Robert A. Sanderson
  • Patent number: 8201990
    Abstract: An impeller for use in association with an extraction plate adapted for defibering liquid slurry stock and causing defibered material to pass through the extraction plate. The impeller includes a cylindrical central body portion and a plurality of vanes extending outwardly in a generally tangential direction from the central body portion. The vane leading face height from an extraction side to an air foil surface is substantially constant from the vane outer end to where the vane is attached to the central body portion at the radially outward edge of the central body portion, and then thereafter gradually decreasing in height from the radially outward edge of the body central portion to the airfoil surface at the vane inner end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Ovivo Luxembourg S.à r.l.
    Inventors: Anthony C. Sykora, Bruce R. Crossley, Joseph A. Ducharme, James P. Burns
  • Patent number: 8168041
    Abstract: The device is for the dilution of dewatered cellulose pulp that maintains a consistency of 20-30% or greater. By shredding of the pulp to a finely divided dry-granulate, dilution to a homogeneous consistency in the medium consistency range can take place exclusively through hydrodynamic effects from the addition of dilution fluid. The dilution fluid is added to granulate at a position at which granulate is in free fall in a standpipe and above a level Liqlev of diluted pulp in the standpipe. A number of nozzles are arranged around the periphery of the stand pipe, directed in towards the center of the stand pipe, obliquely downwards in the direction of fall of the granulate. It is possible through this simplified procedure to avoid completely the conventional dilution screws, and this reduces the investment costs and operating costs, while at the same time unnecessary mechanical influence of the pulp fibers can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Ovivo Luxembourg S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Vidar Snekkenes, Lennart Gustavsson, Jonas Saetherasen, Goran Olsson
  • Patent number: 8011515
    Abstract: A device including a hollow cylindrical body, first and second stationary coaxial annular screening screens disposed within the body, and a rotor within the body and positioned between the screens to conduct the slurry through the first screen and then through the second screen, the rotor being driven in rotation. The pulp slurry passes through a central entry pipe, radially outward and then upward along the inside of the rotor, further inward through a coarse screen cylinder, and then around the end of the rotor to pass between the outer surface of the rotor and the inner surface of a fine screen cylinder. The pulp slurry then finally passes outward through the fine screen cylinder. Coarse rejects, such as knots or other coarse material, are collected at the end of the coarse screening chamber and led away for further processing. Fine rejects are similarly collected at the end of the fine screening chamber, also to be led away separately for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Ovivo Luxembourg S.á.r.l.
    Inventor: Brian J Gallagher
  • Patent number: 7703857
    Abstract: A continuous miner including a support frame having a support frame front, and a sumping frame mounted on the support frame for forward and rearward movement relative to the support frame. The sumping frame has a sumping frame front, and the miner further includes a cutting drum pivotally mounted on the sumping frame, the cutting drum being positioned near the sumping frame front. The miner also includes a gathering head for gathering mined minerals pivotally mounted on the sumping frame front, and a hydraulic cylinder for pivoting and fixing the gathering head relative to the sumping frame in both the raising and lowering directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Joy MM Delaware, Inc.
    Inventor: John E. Willison
  • Patent number: 7607866
    Abstract: A bolting apparatus and method for inserting a rod into a surface, the bolting apparatus including a base having a foot end and a head end, at least one stabilizing rod extendable from the base head end and having a stabilizing rod end adapted to contact a surface to be drilled, and a mechanism attached to the base between the base foot end and the stabilizing rod end and adapted to grip the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Joy MM Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Will Eddowes, Gregory Wayne Broad, John Edward Bailey
  • Patent number: 7523687
    Abstract: A longwall conveyor drive including a motor including a motor output shaft, a drive sprocket, and a gearbox drivingly connected to the drive sprocket. The drive also includes a fluid coupling drivingly connected to the gearbox, and a step-up gearbox located between the motor and the fluid coupling. The step-up gearbox includes a housing attached to the output end of the motor, a first gear stage rotatably supported within the housing and drivingly receiving the motor output shaft and rotating at a first speed, and a second stage gear set rotatably supported within the housing and in driven contact with the first stage gear set and rotating at a higher speed, the second stage gear set including an output shaft connected to the fluid coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Joy MM Delaware, Inc.
    Inventor: John Tout
  • Patent number: 7467510
    Abstract: An insert assembly adapted to be received within a link of a chain including a plurality of round wire interlocking links, the insert being made of a resilient material and being dimensioned to be wider than the central area height and longer than the central area depth so that after the insert is placed between the opposed sides of the chain, the insert springs back around the opposed sides of the chain so that the insert is securely locked between the opposed sides of the chain. The insert has a central opening, and the insert assembly further includes a pin secured in the opening when the insert is received in the chain central area so that the insert cannot move away from the chain opposed sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Joy MM Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: John Tout, Gordon Edmund Powell
  • Patent number: 7415783
    Abstract: An apparatus including a main housing including a generally horizontal platform, a boom extending from the platform, a bucket suspended from the boom, and a mast extending from the platform. The apparatus further includes a boom support strand extending between and attached to the mast and the boom, and a boom support strand oscillation dampening mechanism. The boom support strand oscillation dampening mechanism comprises a left brace and a right brace spaced apart from the left brace, and a polyester rope extending between each of the braces and the boom. Each of the ropes is attached to the boom. A device attaches the rope to the brace, and a boom support strand clamp mechanism is connected to the brace and includes a first clamp block, a second clamp block, and a flexible enclosure placed between the first clamp block and the second clamp block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Harnischfeger Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph L. Huffman, Harvey J. Kallenberger, Rikos A. Kasim
  • Patent number: 7370529
    Abstract: A method of balancing a movable rotating object having multiple radial projections, such as a ceiling fan, the method comprising the steps of: attaching to a non-rotating portion of the object a source that emits a focused light, directing the focused light at a target, and then attaching a weight to a location on one of the rotating projections. Then observing the orbit traced by the light source on the target, changing the location of the weight to another location on one of the radial projections, and then observing the change in the orbit on the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Inventor: Michael A. Lenz
  • Patent number: 7367090
    Abstract: A fitting for a wire rope with a diameter, the fitting including a stiff support and being adapted to hold and to attach the wire rope to the stiff support, the fitting further comprising an elongated flexible enclosure adapted to surround the wire rope, the flexible enclosure having a length more than 2 times longer than the diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Harnischfeger Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph L. Huffman, Harvey J. Kallenberger, Rikos A. Kasim
  • Patent number: 7350728
    Abstract: A refiner plate has an outer circumferential edge, a front surface having comminuting projections, and a rear surface. The refiner plate also has and a single mounting opening radially inward from the outer circumferential edge. The refiner plate also includes a radially extending key attached to the rear surface, the key having an end forming a tab that extends past the plate outer circumferential edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: GLV Finance Hungary Kft.
    Inventors: Nazareno T. Tempesta, Gilles P. Skilling, Kent P. Albert
  • Patent number: 7309036
    Abstract: A control system with a sensor mounted in direct mechanical connection to a non-rotating refining member so that the sensor is responsive to axial vibration movement of the support, and an analog to digital converter directly connected to the output of the sensor without filtering. The control system also includes a controller connected to the analog to digital converter and responsive to the analog to digital converter to compare the amplitude of the output signal from the sensor to a baseline value based on the level of vibration associated with the pulp refiner when it is operating without plate clashing. When the signal exceeds the baseline value, an action is taken to help alleviate the plate clashing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: GL&V Management Hungary Kft
    Inventors: Bruce R. Crossley, Dwight Shelomis
  • Patent number: 7285180
    Abstract: A cylindrical rotating thickening device including an axial core, a plurality of longitudinally extending spaced apart support ribs extending radially from the axial core, and a shell surrounding the support ribs and supported thereon. The shell includes a plurality of longitudinally extending spaced apart grooves, and a perforated deck surrounding and supported on the shell. The deck includes a plurality of closely adjacent deck segments, and each deck segment includes a leading edge and a trailing edge. Each deck segment further includes an integral bar attached to the leading edge and received in the shell groove, and a plurality of fasteners for securing the bar to the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: GL&V Management Hungary Kft.
    Inventor: David L. Sicley
  • Patent number: 7201062
    Abstract: A device adapted for pulling the ends of a continuous chain together, with each chain end including a link, in order to measure the tension in the chain. The device comprises a first straight section, a second straight section, and a third section that is connected to the first straight section to form an L shaped piece. The device also includes a fourth section connected to one of the first and second straight sections to form an L shaped piece, and means for pinning the four sections together, so that the device surrounds the chain end links so that the ends of the chain can be pulled together to measure the tension in the chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Joy MM Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Nigel Hill, John Tout
  • Patent number: 7188792
    Abstract: A refiner including a material-admitting inlet and an outlet; and spaced apart first and second refining discs mounted in the chamber. The refiner further includes a rotary third ref refining disc disposed between the first and second discs. A first path for the movement of material from the inlet is defined between the first and third refining disks. A second path for the movement of material to the outlet is defined between the second and third refining disks. The refiner further includes a shaft extending through a central opening provided in the first disc, and a hub rigid with the shaft and having a center, the hub being received in the third refining disc central opening. The hub has at least one port in the hub from the first path to the second path and between the third refining disc central opening and the center of the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: GL&V Management Hungary Kft.
    Inventor: Calvin C. Chase, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7115822
    Abstract: A cable gland assembly adapted to receive a cable and to pass through an opening in a sparking enclosure wall, the cable gland assembly including a cable-receiving gland, a stuffing box, a grommet, an insulator and a cable. The stuffing box has an opening there through, and a grommet-receiving portion having the grommet therein. The grommet-receiving portion is adjacent the cable-receiving gland. The stuffing box also includes a gas terminal portion filled with gas and adjacent the grommet-receiving portion, and an insulator portion having the insulator therein and being adjacent the gas terminal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Joy MM Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Day, James Cotherman, Sylvan Landers, Stanley J. Mason, David G. Thomas
  • Patent number: 7024806
    Abstract: An auxiliary hoist sheave assembly comprising a sheave support frame, a mechanism for mounting the sheave support frame to a boom, a lower sheave shaft mounted on the sheave support frame, and a grooved hoist sheave, rotatably supported by and slidable along the lower sheave shaft, the hoist sheave being in contact with a hoist rope, and the hoist sheave fleeting side to side along the lower sheave shaft as the hoist rope follows the hoist drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Harnischfeger Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason E. Suzik, Thomas P. Weber
  • Patent number: 7005576
    Abstract: An assembly includes a structural member or frame that supports a load. The frame has a rectangular opening therein to a cavity within the frame that is adapted to house electrical components therein. There are a plurality of opening screw holes in the frame and spaced apart completely around and outside of the opening. The mining apparatus also includes a cover for the opening, the cover including a plate with an area larger than the opening, the plate having a first surface and an opposite second surface. The cover also includes a lip protruding from the second surface, the lip extending over and around and enclosing an area of the second surface and defining a protrusion that, when the cover is laid over the opening, fits closely within the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Joy MM Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward F. Niederriter, Robert P. Aaron, Jr.
  • Patent number: RE39688
    Abstract: A papermaking refiner has two stationary disks mounted to the support structure of a fixed housing. A rotating disk is mounted on a shaft which extends through the housing. The support structure allows stock to circulate on both sides of the disk support structure, thus balancing fluid pressures on both sides of the fixed disk and preventing thermal gradients for reduced deflection of the disks. The incoming stock is centrifugally accelerated in a shroud which separates and traps tramp metal or the like before the stock passes to the refiner disks. The shroud has passageways which allow the rotating fluid to enter a reservoir which surrounds the drive shaft and feeds the gaps between the rotor and the stationary plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: GL&V Management Hungary Kft
    Inventor: Christopher J. LaRiviere