Patents Examined by Allen Ostrager
  • Patent number: 7162950
    Abstract: A round baler having storage and dispensing mechanisms for both twine and net/plastic wrapping materials for the bales can be modified to provide a lower cost twine baler. A pivoting dispensing assembly across the front of the baler is replaceable by a similar-sized twine box to convert the baler to an all-twine baler with sufficient twine storage to make the machine efficient in field operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: CNH America LLC
    Inventors: John R. McClure, Fred M. Horchler, Jr., Ronald L. McAllister, James T. Clevenger, Jr., John H. Merritt, Cecil R. Sudbrack, Joseph N. Smith
  • Patent number: 7066224
    Abstract: A mobile saw bench is designed for cutting elongate workpieces such as elongate open or closed steel sections. The mobile saw bench comprises a base structure which is mounted on four castor wheels. Formed continuous with the base structure is an intervening frame structure to which a benchtop is mounted. The saw is appropriately mounted to the benchtop to permit cutting of a workpiece which is located thereon. Importantly, the mobile saw bench further comprises a universal coupling. The universal coupling is mounted to an underside of the benchtop and is releasable clamped to an elongate member which is in the form of a rigid measuring staff. The universal coupling allows pivotal movement of the benchtop relative to the measuring staff which is stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Mark Andrew Gilmour
  • Patent number: 7059552
    Abstract: These and other objects of the present invention are achieved by a comminution apparatus comprised of a housing member formed with co-planar circularly-shaped chambers in chordal juxtapositioned to each other thereby forming a collision zone therebetween and wherein wheel members having radially disposed directional vanes are positioned for rotation in each cylindrically-shaped chamber and wherein an inlet fluid conduit or a slurry of particulate matter to be treated is in axial fluid communication with each wheel member and wherein each wheel member is caused to be rotated in a direction to accelerate the slurry towards the collision zone and to affect particle size reduction by particle collision and wherein an outlet conduit is in fluid communication with the collision zone for withdrawing a slurry of size reduced particles from the comminution apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Inventor: Peter E. Hayles, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7055424
    Abstract: The press for forming bales of textile material comprises a first pre-pressing station (3) and a second pressing station (5), with transfer means for transferring the pre-pressed material from the first station to the second station. The transfer means comprise two containment walls, an upper and a lower (33, 35), approximately parallel with each other and defining a transfer path between said first and said second stations, and a ram (25) that pushes the pre-pressed material from the first station to the second station by sliding it between said two containment walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Inventor: Tiziano Bielli
  • Patent number: 7040561
    Abstract: A spice or peppercorn grinder including a cylinder body; an L-grooved barrel in the cylinder body; a top cap connected to a pressure drum slidably mounted in the L-grooved barrel, a rotatable ?-shaped open-end long tube provided in a lower space of the pressure drum and engaged with a screw-shaped long axis assembly provided rotatably in the L-grooved barrel, so that when the ?-shaped open-end long tube moves downwardly with the pressure drum, the screw-shaped long axis is caused to rotate in a certain direction, the other end of the screw-shaped long axis assembly being provided with a pinion; a compression spring being provided between the seat of the L-grooved barrel and the bottom of the pressure drum; a gear-toothed ring transmission mechanism being provided beneath the L-grooved barrel; a grinding plate assembly being provided on the cylinder bottom and being driven by the gear reduction apparatus to rotate in one direction to grind spices or peppercorns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Inventors: Yan Kwong Wong, Michael Wai Kwok Young, Wei Young
  • Patent number: 7028609
    Abstract: Apparatus for hooping packing units that includes a working table (1), on which a packing unit (3) can be placed during hooping, and a band application frame (5), disposed so as to be fixed and eccentric and running obliquely to the working surface of the working table (1), for applying a band loop (9) from a band section of a hooping band. At least one band-feeding element (14; 15; 19; 19?) is disposed on the band application frame. The band-feeding element traverses the band loop roughly into the middle of the working table for subsequently hooping the packing unit in the direction of conveyance (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Schneider & Ozga
    Inventors: Joerg Ozga, Ingrid Pfaffenberger-Schneider
  • Patent number: 7024992
    Abstract: A mobile metal crushing system and a method for forming scrap metal bales by crushing automobiles and scrap metal latitudinally, vertically, and longitudinally. The crusher has a frame with wheels and a baling chamber with a bottom deck, a load door for latitudinal crushing, a crush plate for vertical crushing, and a wall. The wall has a plunger for longitudinal crushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Inventor: Robert M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7007596
    Abstract: A bale press for lose material, especially for paper with a filling space for material that is to be added loose, a press ram, which can be moved through the filling space into the inlet of a pressing channel or some other baling space, and several knotters for tying material, which are disposed next to one another at the inlet of the pressing channel, in which in each case two opposite strands of a tape loop of the binding material, encircling the bale, are brought together at the front, knotted together and cut after the knot, the associated knotter receiving one of the two strands with a supplying arm through openings in the press ram is equipped for the extreme requirements of industrial high performance presses, especially channel bale presses, in such a manner that the openings in the press ram form channels which are adapted to the movement profile of the supplying arms and, at a front surface of the press ram, are open in outlet slots for the tying material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Paal GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Telscher
  • Patent number: 7004215
    Abstract: Methods for forming compressed and adhesively bonded structural beams of strands divided from wood waste, and the beams resulting from such methods, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignees: The Coe Manufacturing Company, Inc., Wyoming Sawmills, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene R. Knokey, Ernest W. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 6966350
    Abstract: A cabinet for supporting a platform for a power tool has a body constructed with three or more substantially vertical surfaces. One of the surfaces allows insertion of a removable dustbin. The removable dustbin may have a handle or recess to aid in insertion and removal and may have a window. One of the surfaces allows access to storage compartments, such as a blade/dado storage compartment, an inserts compartment, and a storage shelf compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Delta International Machinery Corp.
    Inventor: Leslie Daily Gist
  • Patent number: 6957675
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for simultaneously pressing together longitudinally a plurality of individual strips of wood, each strip being provided with a finger joint at each end. The strips are jointed end to end in a number of rows to form a floorboard. The apparatus includes a mechanism for simultaneously applying longitudinal pressure to each of the rows of wood strips during the curing process. The resulting floorboard is mechanically improved, has greater protection against humidity and increases the fatigue resistance of the floorboard, which can be used for trailer floors or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Prolam, Societe en Commandite
    Inventor: Benoit Risi
  • Patent number: 6945485
    Abstract: The cutter mixer has a mixer tub with side walls and a floor. The floor includes a primary floor portion at a lower elevation. At least one secondary floor is positioned vertically above the primary floor portion. A primary vertical spindle is journaled in the center of the primary floor. A secondary vertical spindle is journaled on the secondary floor. Auger flighting is attached to the primary spindle. Auger flighting is also attached to the secondary spindle. The flighting decreases in width from the bottom to the top of each spindle. The bottom of the flighting on the primary spindle sweeps over substantially all the primary floor. The flighting on the secondary spindle overlaps the flighting on the primary spindle and sweeps fodder from the secondary floor to the primary floor. The augers are driven to cut and mix fodder and discharge fodder from the primary floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: New Direction Equipment Co.
    Inventor: Scott F. Douglas
  • Patent number: 6935589
    Abstract: Replaceable refiner fillings (10) used for refining of lignocellulosic and other natural and synthetic fibrous materials in the manufacture of paper, paperboard, and other fiberboard products. The refiner fillings (10) include a pattern of blades (14) and spacers (16) defined by a bar cluster (24), with the bar cluster being the basis of formation of the filling (10). A method of manufacture provides bar cluster patterns based on factors including pumping angle, plurality of segments in a refiner filling (10), and the number of clusters in a segment. A bar set cluster is established for uniform fabrication of bar clusters (24) for the refiner fillings (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Norwalk Industrial Components, LLC
    Inventor: John B Matthew
  • Patent number: 6929043
    Abstract: In a first aspect of the invention, there is provided a new method for edging a wood board. This method comprises the steps of constructing from the scanned images of a wood board, a virtual entity of the wood board; determining from the scanned images an optimized cut line along the virtual entity; displacing the forward edge of the virtual entity ahead of the leading edge of the wood board; displacing the rear edge of the virtual entity behind the trailing edge of the wood board and sawing the wood board along the optimized cut line on the virtual entity. In another feature, the saw blades inside the board edger are mounted in saw collars and are shifted along the arbor by an electric setworks mounted on the top of the saw box and a shifting arm extending vertically between the setworks and a respective saw collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Valley Machine Works Ltd.
    Inventors: James D. Woodford, Joe Weirathmueller, Friedrich Weirathmueller, Khalil G. Asal
  • Patent number: 6926486
    Abstract: A seaming lever containing a micro adjusting seaming element. When used in a seaming lever, the micro adjusting element permits both a coarse and a fine adjustment of the position of the seaming roll with respect to the chuck. This micro adjusting element may be retrofitted into any existing seaming lever which uses a worm gear for rotational adjustment of the seaming roll. It may also be incorporated as a design element of newly manufactured seaming levers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Pneumatic Scale Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Kooser, Joseph F. Ball
  • Patent number: 6926051
    Abstract: The invention is a planing cutter with a cylindrical cutter body (1) with recesses (3) along its enveloping surface. Each recess is delimited by a front wall (4), a rear wall (5) and a bottom (6) and contains a cutting element (7). Each cutting element (7) has a cutting edge (8), a lower edge (9), two lateral edges (10,11), a front face (12) and a rear face (13). One clamping device (2) is also located in each recess. According to the invention each lateral edge (10,11) of the cutting element (7) has a range (14) of grooves. At least one groove in each range interacts with a peg (17,18) protruding from one of the walls (4,5) of the recess (3). The invention also concerns a cutting element (7) for use with the cutter of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventor: Anders Engman
  • Patent number: 6923114
    Abstract: A compressing device is provided that is suitable for crushing cans. A compressing device is provided that includes a plurality of linear drive actuators located along side a compression chamber to both reduce height/size of the compressing device, and provide a more uniform compression force to the can. A compressing device is provided that includes a workpiece receptacle that collects liquid or other debris, increases the safety of the compressing device by shielding sharp edges of the crushed workpiece, and provides for easy cleaning due to it's removability and dishwasher safe construction. A compressing device is provided that includes crimping portions that provide more controlled easier crushing of work pieces such as aluminum cans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Inventor: Tim Koch
  • Patent number: 6920821
    Abstract: A rod pressure holding instruction section controls a servo motor to rotate a two-way pump in a counter direction, and to supply hydraulic oil, with pressure which does not exceed pressure from a weight of a ram, to a two-way pump-side piping, increasing pressure. A difference between pressure in a rod-side cylinder chamber-side piping of a speed switching valve and pressure in a two-way pump-side piping of the speed switching valve is decreased, thereby decreasing an impact generated when switching the speed switching valve and stopping the ram at a predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Amada Company, Limited
    Inventor: Nobuaki Ariji
  • Patent number: 6915973
    Abstract: Apparatus for severing small food pieces from larger food pieces, includes a barrel having a delivery opening through which the larger food pieces can be delivered to the barrel, and a dispensing opening through which the small food pieces can be dispensed. A rotating cutter having a number of blades is fitted into the barrel. A crank handle is attached to the cutter for rotating the cutter and an anvil is fitted within the barrel and has a number of slots into which the blades enter to sever the larger food pieces into the smaller food pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Inventor: Kwok Kuen So
  • Patent number: RE38930
    Abstract: An improved knife holder for a chipper disc. A knife holder for boding a knife has a first clamping portion and a second clamping portion for clamping the knife therebetween. One of the clamping portions pivots about a pivot point for clamping the knife and for releasing the knife so that it may be easily removed from the knife holder. In the relative position of the clamping portions in which the knife is clamped and in their relative positions in which a space is opened up around the knife permitting its removal, the clamping portions are rigidly disposed with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Key Knife, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy M. Swartwood, Douglas O. Keller, Loren R. Schuh