Patents Assigned to BACE, LLC
  • Publication number: 20200164608
    Abstract: A recycling method includes the steps of compacting recyclable material into a fixed bale, and weighing the recyclable material, using load cells, independently of the compacting forces. Compacting equipment for performing the method includes balers with load cells and anchors, with the load cells weighing the baler and the recyclable material in the baler, and with the anchors anchoring the baler in place without interfering with the weighing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: BACE, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick WAITE, Drew SIGMUND, JR., Matthew PERRY
  • Patent number: 10564029
    Abstract: A weight-measurement system for inclusion or use with a waste container includes scale devices in communication with a remote computer via a communications module. The scale devices can be provided by load cells for example load-pin load cells used as axles for wheels mounted to a base frame supporting the waste container so that the wheeled base frame serves as a scale platform for the waste container. The remote computer can be programmed to receive from the load cells, via the communications module, weight data representing the total weight of the waste container and its waste contents, then deduct the known weight of the waste container when empty, to determine the actual weight of the waste contained in the waste container. And the computer can be programmed for providing a notification if a preset waste weight limit is met or neared and automatically scheduling emptying by a waste-collection vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: BACE, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick Waite, Drew Sigmund, Jr., Matt Hatfield, Matthew Perry
  • Publication number: 20190293478
    Abstract: A weight-measurement system for inclusion or use with a waste container includes scale devices in communication with a remote computer via a communications module. In some embodiments, the scale devices are mounted to a wheeled base frame that is integral with and supports the waste container. In other embodiments, the scale devices are mounted to a stationary base frame upon which a conventional waste container is retrofittingly positioned and supported during use. The scale devices can be provided by load cells, for example load-pin load cells used as axles for wheels of the integral base frame or as axles for rollers of the retrofit stationary base frame. The remote computer can be programmed to receive weight data from the scale devices, via the communications module, determine the actual weight of the waste contained in the waste container, and provide pre-defined weight-based notifications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: BACE, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick WAITE, Drew Sigmund, JR.
  • Patent number: 10377518
    Abstract: A recycling method is disclosed that includes the steps of compacting recyclable material into a fixed bale of recyclable material while concurrently weighing the OCC in the compactor and independently of the force that the compactor applies to the material or to the bale, assigning an individual identifier to the fixed bale in which the identifier includes at least the weight of the bale, and sending the fixed identified bale to a destination selected from the group consisting of shippers, mills, rebalers, or a customers for the baled recyclable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: BACE, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick Waite, Drew Sigmund, Jr., Matthew Perry
  • Publication number: 20190224935
    Abstract: A recycling method is disclosed that includes the steps of compacting recyclable material into a fixed bale of recyclable material while concurrently weighing the OCC in the compactor and independently of the force that the compactor applies to the material or to the bale, assigning an individual identifier to the fixed bale in which the identifier includes at least the weight of the bale, and sending the fixed identified bale to a destination selected from the group consisting of shippers, mills, rebalers, or a customers for the baled recyclable material. Also, devices and methods are disclosed for upgrading existing or new balers to enable them to perform at least some portions of the improved recycling methods. Example devices include baler-mounted load-cell weight sensors and U-shaped anchor plates for securing them in place in a free-floating arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: BACE, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick WAITE, Drew Sigmund, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170211969
    Abstract: A weight-measurement system for inclusion or use with a waste container includes scale devices in communication with a remote computer via a communications module. The scale devices can be provided by load cells for example load-pin load cells used as axles for wheels mounted to a base frame supporting the waste container so that the wheeled base frame serves as a scale platform for the waste container. The remote computer can be programmed to receive from the load cells, via the communications module, weight data representing the total weight of the waste container and its waste contents, then deduct the known weight of the waste container when empty, to determine the actual weight of the waste contained in the waste container. And the computer can be programmed for providing a notification if a preset waste weight limit is met or neared and automatically scheduling emptying by a waste-collection vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: BACE, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick WAITE, Drew SIGMUND, JR., Matt HATFIELD, Matthew PERRY
  • Publication number: 20140156541
    Abstract: A recycling method is disclosed that includes the steps of compacting recyclable material into a fixed bale of recyclable material while concurrently weighing the OCC in the compactor and independently of the force that the compactor applies to the material or to the bale, assigning an individual identifier to the fixed bale in which the identifier includes at least the weight of the bale, and sending the fixed identified bale to a destination selected from the group consisting of shippers, mills, rebalers, or a customers for the baled recyclable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: BACE, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick Waite, Drew Sigmund, JR., Matthew Perry