Patents Examined by Anshu Bhatia
  • Patent number: 12004536
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to process foodstuff materials can include an exterior tube, an inner shaft, and multiple differently shaped protrusions. The exterior tube can have a foodstuff inlet, an outlet, and a longitudinal axis, and can be configured to facilitate the conveyance of foodstuff materials along a material passage from the foodstuff inlet to the outlet. The inner shaft can be located within the exterior tube, can extend along the longitudinal axis, and can combine with the exterior tube to define the material passage. The inner shaft can be configured to be rotationally driven. The multiple differently shaped protrusions can be coupled to and extend from the inner shaft, and these differently shaped protrusions can be configured to process the foodstuff materials when the inner shaft is rotationally driven. Processing can include conveying, agitating, and/or hydrating the foodstuff materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Seattle Food Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Christie Lagally, Julia O'Donnell, Chloe Grubb
  • Patent number: 12005405
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for the continuous production of a particulate adsorption product, the apparatus comprising: a mixing drum having an elongated cavity for receiving a particulate adsorbent material, an adsorbent inlet and a product outlet, wherein the mixing drum is arranged such that the cavity is inclined in flow direction of the particulate material, and wherein the cavity comprises an initial transport zone adjacent to the inlet and a mixing zone following the initial transport zone; a rotating member extending through the cavity in a longitudinal direction, wherein the rotating member comprises a helical conveying blade at longitudinal positions corresponding to the initial transport zone and mixing instruments at longitudinal positions corresponding to the mixing zone; and one or more injection nozzles for injecting a liquid adsorbate to the mixing zone. The invention further relates to a process for the continuous production of a particulate adsorption product using such apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Riebel, Kai Urban
  • Patent number: 12004489
    Abstract: Fodder mixing wagon with a mixing container and at least one mixing member arranged rotatable therein for fodder components and a sensor system arranged to co-rotate on the mixing member for examining at least one of the fodder components and/or a fodder mixture formed therefrom. A data transmission system with a transmitter a receiver which are associated with one another in a co-rotating and not co-rotating arrangement for wireless data transmission to and/or from the sensor system; and/or an electrical generator for supplying power to the sensor system. The transmitter and receiver are arranged such that the wireless data transmission is within the mixing container; and the generator is arranged on the stator side to co-rotate with the mixing member and on the rotor side is coupled not to co-rotate. Data transmission is provided with a low transmission power. Inductive data and power transmission may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Trioliet B.V.
    Inventor: Robert Jan Liet
  • Patent number: 12005411
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for mixing by asymmetric rotation using a servo motor to drive the symmetric rotation. The system may include a robotic arm and robotic controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Inventors: Matthew L. Gross, Elliot Skultin, David Gallagher
  • Patent number: 11992970
    Abstract: A method includes acquiring, by one or more processing circuits, en route data as a vehicle travels from a first location to a second location, and predicting, by the one or more processing circuits, a delivery property for the contents based on the en route data. The en route data includes content data regarding a current property of contents being transported by the vehicle, environment data regarding an environmental characteristic external to the vehicle, and GPS data regarding at least one of a travel distance, a travel time, traffic information, or a road parameter between the first location and the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Oshkosh Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan S. Datema, Christopher K. Yakes, Cody Clifton, Zhenyi Wei
  • Patent number: 11987779
    Abstract: A flexible bioprocess bag comprising a number of flexible panels which are sealed to each other such that when the bag is filled they form at least a bottom of the bag and a side surface of the bag, wherein one of the flexible panels is called a bottom panel and when the bag is filled said bottom panel will constitute the bottom of the bag and parts of the side surface of the bag, said parts of the side surface being bent side parts of the bottom panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventor: Colin R. Tuohey
  • Patent number: 11986782
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus, systems and methods relate to devices, systems and methods for mixing particulate matter such as salt with moisture. In various implementations, the mixer is transportable. In various implementations the mixer comprises a hopper, at least one auger, and a mixing housing. Various implementations, additionally include at least one liquid tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventor: Mark Arthofer
  • Patent number: 11980785
    Abstract: A foam production method includes mixing liquid nitrogen with a foaming material to produce foam. A gas is produced in situ from liquid nitrogen. As the ratio of the volume of the gas produced by gasification of liquid nitrogen to the volume of the liquid nitrogen is relatively high, when a large gas supply flow is needed to generate a large foam flow, a liquid nitrogen storage device of a small volume can be used instead of bulky air supply devices such as high-pressure gas cylinders, air compressors, air compressor sets and the like, reducing the volume of the air supply device. In addition, the liquid nitrogen used in foaming will release nitrogen gas after the foam blast, such that the nitrogen is also able to inhibit combustion on the surface of burning materials, accelerating the extinguishing of the fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventors: Shanjun Mu, Chunming Jiang, Weihua Zhang, Quanzhen Liu, Xuqing Lang, Xiaodong Mu, Lin Wang, Jingfeng Wu, Longmei Tan, Zuzheng Shang, Rifeng Zhou, Jianxiang Li, Hui Yu
  • Patent number: 11980861
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method of mixing aqueous solutions, an apparatus for carrying out said method and the use of dosing devices with integrated dosing monitoring and stroke length control in an installation for mixing container aqueous solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: ProMinent GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Weibler
  • Patent number: 11974699
    Abstract: A drive coupling assembly for a food processing device includes an adapter having a connection mechanism for connection of the adapter to a drive shaft of a motor of a food processing device, and a coupler body having an aperture and an opening, the opening being configured to receive a shaft of a blade of a food processing container, and the aperture being configured to releasably receive the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: CONAIR LLC
    Inventors: Francis M. Ney, David Edward Kayser
  • Patent number: 11970424
    Abstract: The present invention specifically relates to equipment and a method for preparing an aerogel thermal insulation mortar for a high-temperature kiln thereof. The equipment comprises a top box, a support frame platform, a processing mechanism, an agitation mechanism, a receiving mechanism and a docking mechanism, wherein the top box is provided with a partition frame capable of dividing an inner space thereof into a first material discharge cavity, a second material discharge cavity, a third material discharge cavity and a fourth material discharge cavity respectively; the receiving mechanism is mounted on an inner top of the support frame platform and docked with the top box; the docking mechanism is mounted on the receiving mechanism; an inner bottom of the support frame platform is provided with a collection box; one side of the top box is provided with a door panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: CNBM Technology Innovation Academy (Shandong) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhonglun Zhang, Mingming Wang, Zhijun Xin
  • Patent number: 11969703
    Abstract: An antibody-resin coupling apparatus quickly and efficiently activates resin beads and couples them to antibodies, while preventing breakdown and crosslinking of the beads, thereby improving downstream column purification processes, extending the usable life of the resin beads, and increasing molecule capture efficiency of the resultant resin-antibody complexes, to allow improved isolation and purification of factor VIII molecules or other drug compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventors: Robert Toso, Richard Spanggord, Mei Tan, Van Taiariol, Yekaterina Lin
  • Patent number: 11964248
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, devices and systems for mixing and dispensing multi-component materials. The mixing and dispensing may be performed using a mobile, enclosed dispenser that can be used to supply a mixed multi-component material at the point of use. In some embodiments, the components to be mixed into the multi-component material may be supplied in cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Janssen, Mark F. Schulz, Scott D. Gullicks, Dennis R. Keicher, Bruce R. Broyles, Ryan P. Simmers, Jameel R. Qiblawi
  • Patent number: 11958026
    Abstract: A mixing system for use in a process bottle for mixing its contents, the mixing system including a low volume magnetically-driven mixer mounted at the bottom of the bottle. The mixer may have vanes and lower grooves, or no vanes and grooves on both upper and lower faces. The mixer has a “microsized” three-dimensional solid inanimate body to enable insertion through relatively small mouth openings at the top of conventional reactor bottles. Methods of assembly are also disclosed which involve passing the microsized mixer through an open mouth of a process bottle and coupling the mixer with a bearing assembly at the floor of the bottle. The bearing assembly includes fixtures sealed around a hole in the floor of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: SaniSure, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Ballew, Richard Shor, Matthew Markey, Joshua Rosen
  • Patent number: 11959372
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein generally relate to a method that includes receiving water at a centralized facility. The method also includes receiving sand from one or more sand mines at the centralized facility. The method further includes receiving one or more chemicals at the centralized facility. In addition, the method includes using processing equipment of the centralized facility to process the water, the sand, and the one or more chemicals to produce a fracturing slurry. The method also includes conveying the fracturing slurry from the centralized facility to one or more fracturing sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Herbe Gomez Conzatti Y Martinez, Karishma Prasad, Chad Kraemer, Salvador Ayala
  • Patent number: 11951505
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a system and method for dispensing a floor coating in a specified ratio of multiple components is disclosed. The system and method may set and maintain a desired ratio of the multiple components by controlling, with a controller, a drive rate of respective pumps configured for propelling the components from a reservoir to a mixer or a dispenser. The controller may be responsive to at least one of a measured actual drive rate, an environmental condition, an actual usage of each component, and an operational parameter of the system, for adjusting a drive rate of the respective pumps to compensate for discrepancies that may affect the ratio of the multiple components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Sanford Smith, Murty Venkata Bhamidipati, David Royston Hughes, Robert S. Smith, Peter V. Ferris, Daniel R. Allen, Charles R. Sperry, David M. Kroll
  • Patent number: 11944943
    Abstract: A nozzle for injecting a first liquid mass into a stream of second liquid mass flowing within a pipe, comprising a first, outer, cylinder and second, inner, cylinder concentrically arranged about a nozzle axis, securing means for securing the nozzle to a wall of the pipe with the nozzle axis orthogonal to the pipe wall, the nozzle projecting into an interior of the pipe in use, duct means for receiving the first liquid mass and transporting it to the interior of the inner and outer cylinders, the inner cylinder comprising at least one hole arranged to expel liquid therethrough, and the outer cylinder comprising at least one hole arranged to expel liquid therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Oil & Gas Measurement Limited
    Inventors: Wessenu Abegaz Maru, John Richard Waters
  • Patent number: 11949203
    Abstract: A gas chamber supply system includes a gas source configured to fluidly connect to a gas chamber and to supply a gas mixture to the gas chamber, the gas source including: a pre-prepared gas supply including a gas mixture, the gas mixture including a plurality of gas components and lacking a halogen; a recycled gas supply including the gas mixture; and a fluid flow switch connected to the pre-prepared gas supply and to the recycled gas supply. The gas chamber supply also includes a control system configured to: determine if the relative concentration between the gas components within the recycled gas supply is within an acceptable range; and provide a signal to the fluid flow switch to thereby select one of the pre-prepared gas supply and the recycled gas supply to as the gas source based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Cymer, LLC
    Inventors: Yzzer Roman Gutierrez, Walter Dale Gillespie, Edward Siqi Luo, Dinesh Adinath Kanawade
  • Patent number: 11949202
    Abstract: A gas recycle system includes a gas purifier system; a gas analysis system; a gas blending system that prepares a recycled gas mixture; and a control system configured to: determine whether a measured amount of at least one intended gas component is within a first range of acceptable values; and determine whether a measured amount of the at least one impurity gas component is within a second range of acceptable values. If the measured amount of the at least one intended gas component is not within the first range of acceptable values, the control system causes the gas blending system to add an additional gas component to the purified gas mixture to prepare the recycled gas mixture; and if the measured amount of the at least one impurity gas is not within the second range of acceptable values, the control system generates an error signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Cymer, LLC
    Inventors: Yzzer Roman Gutierrez, Walter Dale Gillespie, Edward Siqi Luo, Dinesh Adinath Kanawade
  • Patent number: 11938455
    Abstract: A system for continuously processing a combination of materials includes a continuous process vessel having an outlet and one or more inlets. The continuous process vessel is configured to oscillate along an oscillation axis. An acoustic agitator is coupled to the continuous process vessel. The acoustic agitator is configured to oscillate the continuous process vessel along the oscillation axis. An outlet passage is in fluid communication with the outlet. At least a portion of the outlet passage or at least a portion of the continuous process vessel is disposed within a portion of the acoustic agitator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Resodyn Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Andrew Lucon, Zachary Ruprecht Martineau