Patents Assigned to ALM
  • Patent number: 10280053
    Abstract: A heavy duty hydraulic positioner has headstock and tailstock carriages to support large and heavy work pieces to be processed in a manufacturing operation, such as robotic welding. Each carriage is independently movable along a column, and has a hard stop associated with each pre-program workpiece position, thereby providing accurate repeatability. Repeatability is further enhanced by linear, noncontact absolute encoders for the elevation axes of the headstock and tailstock, and rotary, noncontact absolute encoders for the rotary axes of the headstock and tailstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Alm Positioners, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Grunnet, Colten Jay Brunenn, Robert Brian Doneth, Jacob Evan Hill
  • Patent number: 10202564
    Abstract: Methods of cleaning equipment such as hand tools dirtied by bituminous mixture. A biodiesel emulsion comprising biodiesel, water and emulsifier(s), is applied to the surface of the equipment for a period of time (e.g., at least about 15 minutes) and optionally agitated. The biodiesel emulsion produces cleaning properties comparable to straight biodiesel, at a cost reduction, due to the replacement of biodiesel with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: ALM Holding Company, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Reinke, Gaylon Baumgardner, David Cramer
  • Publication number: 20180108210
    Abstract: A method of conducting a verifiable transfer of data over a network comprising generating a batch of data sets (18) at a secure database (14), each of the data sets comprising an identifier (22) and an indexed array of digital symbols, and transferring an encrypted version (30) from the secure database to a public database (28). The method, which may be performed in an environment like an on-line lottery, further comprises selecting one of the data sets of the batch and removing the selected data set from the batch and transferring the digital symbol associated with a user-selected index of the indexed array of digital symbols of the selected data set from the secure database to the user-operated device. Finally, the method comprises transferring a decryption key from the secure database to the public database and reproducing the batch of data sets at the public database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: ALM. DANSK VARE- OG INDUSTRILOTTERI
    Inventor: Anders Kristoffer Holst
  • Patent number: 9644173
    Abstract: Methods of cleaning equipment such as hand tools dirtied by bituminous mixture. A biodiesel emulsion comprising biodiesel, water and emulsifier(s), is applied to the surface of the equipment for a period of time (e.g., at least about 15 minutes) and optionally agitated. The biodiesel emulsion produces cleaning properties comparable to straight biodiesel, at a cost reduction, due to the replacement of biodiesel with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignees: ALM Holding Company, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Reinke, Gaylon Baumgardner, David Cramer
  • Patent number: 9394507
    Abstract: Methods of cleaning equipment such as hand tools dirtied by bituminous mixture. A biodiesel emulsion comprising biodiesel, water and emulsifier(s), is applied to the surface of the equipment for a period of time (e.g., at least about 15 minutes) and optionally agitated. The biodiesel emulsion produces cleaning properties comparable to straight biodiesel, at a cost reduction, due to the replacement of biodiesel with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignees: ALM Holding Company, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Reinke, Gaylon Baumgardner, David Cramer
  • Patent number: 8962071
    Abstract: Cold-in-place asphalt recycling is disclosed. A foamed asphalt may be produced by injecting water and optionally compressed air into a hot asphalt stream. A lubricating surfactant may be added to the hot asphalt stream to improve performance. The foamed asphalt may be mixed with reclaimed material to provide a uniformly coated paving material that can compacted to a desired density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Alm Holding Co.
    Inventors: Gerald H. Reinke, David Lange, Gaylon L. Baumgardner, Ervin Dukatz
  • Publication number: 20140286705
    Abstract: The present invention provides a functionally dry warm mix asphalt binder composition modified with lubricating agents or additives that can be mixed with aggregate and compacted at temperatures substantially below asphalt binder compositions that do not contain the disclosed lubricating additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicants: ERGON ASPHALT & EMULSIONS, INC., ALM HOLDING COMPANY
    Inventors: Gerald H. Reinke, Gaylon L. Baumgardner, Steven L. Engber
  • Patent number: 8828135
    Abstract: The invention provides a bituminous composition, a process for preparing a bituminous paving composition and process for bituminous paving having lower mixing, paving, and compaction temperatures than for conventional hot-mix paving while retaining sufficient performance characteristics of conventional hot-mix paving. The inventive paving process comprises the steps of injecting a foamable solution comprising a lubricating substance into a heated, asphalt binder to provide a heated, foamed mixture; adding the heated, foamed mixture to a suitable, heated aggregate; further mixing the heated, foamed mixture and heated aggregate to coat the heated aggregate with the heated, foamed, asphalt binder to form a heated paving material; supplying the heated paving material to a paving machine; applying the heated paving material by the paving machine to a surface to be paved; and compacting the applied paving material to form a paved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: ALM Holding Company
    Inventor: Gerald H. Reinke
  • Publication number: 20140199122
    Abstract: Bituminous paving mixtures containing lubricating agents or additives may be prepared at hot mix temperatures and cooled, paved and compacted at temperatures 10-55° C. lower than the hot mix temperatures. The increased temperature range between the hot mix temperatures and the paving and compacting temperatures is facilitated by the improved compacting properties of the paving mixture when it includes the lubricating agents or additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: ALM HOLDING COMPAN
    Inventors: Gerald H. Reinke, Gaylon L. Baumgardner, Steven L. Engber
  • Patent number: 8454741
    Abstract: The invention provides a bituminous composition, a process for preparing a bituminous paving composition and process for bituminous paving having lower mixing, paving, and compaction temperatures than for conventional hot-mix paving while retaining sufficient performance characteristics of conventional hot-mix paving. The inventive paving process comprises the steps of injecting an aqueous solution comprising a lubricating substance into a heated, asphalt binder to provide a heated, foamed mixture; adding the heated, foamed mixture to a suitable, heated aggregate; further mixing the heated, foamed mixture and heated aggregate to coat the heated aggregate with the heated, foamed, asphalt binder to form a heated paving material; supplying the heated paving material to a paving machine; applying the heated paving material by the paving machine to a surface to be paved; and compacting the applied paving material to form a paved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: ALM Holding Co.
    Inventors: Gerald H. Reinke, Gaylon L. Baumgardner
  • Patent number: 8454739
    Abstract: The invention provides a bituminous composition, a process for preparing a bituminous paving composition and process for bituminous paving having lower mixing, paving, and compaction temperatures than for conventional hot-mix paving while retaining sufficient performance characteristics of conventional hot-mix paving. The inventive paving process comprises the steps of injecting a foamable solution comprising a lubricating substance into a heated, asphalt binder to provide a heated, foamed mixture; adding the heated, foamed mixture to a suitable, heated aggregate; further mixing the heated, foamed mixture and heated aggregate to coat the heated aggregate with the heated, foamed, asphalt binder to form a heated paving material; supplying the heated paving material to a paving machine; applying the heated paving material by the paving machine to a surface to be paved; and compacting the applied paving material to form a paved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Alm Holding Co.
    Inventor: Gerald H. Reinke
  • Patent number: 8454740
    Abstract: The invention provides a bituminous composition, a process for preparing a bituminous paving composition and process for bituminous paving having lower mixing, paving, and compaction temperatures than for conventional hot-mix paving while retaining sufficient performance characteristics of conventional hot-mix paving. The inventive paving process comprises the steps of injecting a heated foamable solution comprising a lubricating substance into a heated, asphalt binder to provide a heated, foamed mixture; adding the heated, foamed mixture to a suitable, heated aggregate; further mixing the heated, foamed mixture and heated aggregate to coat the heated aggregate with the heated, foamed, asphalt binder to form a heated paving material; supplying the heated paving material to a paving machine; applying the heated paving material by the paving machine to a surface to be paved; and compacting the applied paving material to form a paved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Alm Holding Co.
    Inventors: Gerald H. Reinke, Gaylon Baumgardner
  • Patent number: 8323394
    Abstract: The present invention provides a functionally dry warm mix asphalt binder composition modified with lubricating agents or additives that can be mixed with aggregate and compacted at temperatures substantially below asphalt binder compositions that do not contain the disclosed lubricating additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: ALM Holding Co.
    Inventors: Gerald H. Reinke, Gaylon L. Baumgardner, Steven L. Engber
  • Patent number: 7902277
    Abstract: Bituminous paving mixtures containing lubricating agents or additives may be prepared at hot mix temperatures and cooled, paved and compacted at temperatures 10-55 Celsius degrees lower than the hot mix temperatures. The increased temperature range between the hot mix temperatures and the paving and compacting temperatures is facilitated by the improved compacting properties of the paving mixture when it includes the lubricating agents or additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: ALM Holding Co.
    Inventors: Gerald H. Reinke, Gaylon L. Baumgardner, Steven L. Engber
  • Publication number: 20110028198
    Abstract: An auction is effected with two levels of participation. A winning ticket is established and the auction object is awarded to the winning ticket. In addition, certain tickets are selected as payback tickets which receive back either the amount paid for the ticket or at least the mean entry fee, which is the average paid for all tickets. The winning ticket is awarded randomly, but the individual tickets in the “drawing” are weighted according to the entry fee paid for the given ticket. The payback tickets are determined according to another criterion, for example the time of purchase or a match between the actual fee paid for the ticket and the mean entry fee.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: ALM EINSTEIN LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Charoff, Mikhail Rozenshteyn, Joachim Hertel, Lyubov Zeldis
  • Patent number: 7815725
    Abstract: The present invention provides a functionally dry warm mix asphalt binder composition modified with lubricating agents or additives that can be mixed with aggregate and compacted at temperatures substantially below asphalt binder compositions that do not contain the disclosed lubricating additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: ALM Holding Co.
    Inventors: Gerald H. Reinke, Gaylon L. Baumgardner, Steven L. Engber
  • Publication number: 20100055304
    Abstract: Cold-in-place asphalt recycling is disclosed. A foamed asphalt may be produced by injecting water and optionally compressed air into a hot asphalt stream. A lubricating surfactant may be added to the hot asphalt stream to improve performance. The foamed asphalt may be mixed with reclaimed material to provide a uniformly coated paving material that can compacted to a desired density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: ALM HOLDING CO.
    Inventors: Gerald H. Reinke, David Lange, Gaylon L. Baumgardner, Ervin Dukatz
  • Publication number: 20090304915
    Abstract: The invention provides a bituminous composition, a process for preparing a bituminous paving composition and process for bituminous paving having lower mixing, paving, and compaction temperatures than for conventional hot-mix paving while retaining sufficient performance characteristics of conventional hot-mix paving. The inventive paving process comprises the steps of injecting an aqueous solution comprising a lubricating substance into a heated, asphalt binder to provide a heated, foamed mixture; adding the heated, foamed mixture to a suitable, heated aggregate; further mixing the heated, foamed mixture and heated aggregate to coat the heated aggregate with the heated, foamed, asphalt binder to form a heated paving material; supplying the heated paving material to a paving machine; applying the heated paving material by the paving machine to a surface to be paved; and compacting the applied paving material to form a paved surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: ALM Holdings Co.
    Inventors: Gerald H. Reinke, Gaylon Baumgardner
  • Publication number: 20090215931
    Abstract: Bituminous paving mixtures containing lubricating agents or additives may be prepared at hot mix temperatures and cooled, paved and compacted at temperatures 10-55 Celsius degrees lower than the hot mix temperatures. The increased temperature range between the hot mix temperatures and the paving and compacting temperatures is facilitated by the improved compacting properties of the paving mixture when it includes the lubricating agents or additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: ALM Holding Co.
    Inventors: Gerald H. REINKE, Gaylon L. BAUMGARDNER, Steven L. ENGBER
  • Patent number: 7303724
    Abstract: A composite material and method of making the same are disclosed. An example method for fabricating a composite material forms a core layer between opposing outer layers. The core layer includes a mixture of at least one metallic powder and at least one expanding agent. The example method removes moisture and gasses from the core layer by applying a first vacuum pressure to at least the core layer. The example method compresses the core layer to bond the core layer to the outer layers while a second vacuum pressure is applied to at least one of the outer layers. The resulting composite material has a compacted core layer that is substantially free from moisture and imbedded gasses. Additionally, the outer layers are substantially free from perforations enabling the escape of gas and moisture during foaming of the core layer. The composite material may be reshaped to form semi-finished products which, in turn, may be heated to foam the core material to form finished products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: alm GmbH Gewerbepark Eschberger Weg
    Inventors: Dirk Schwingel, Michael Theobald