Patents Examined by Anthony Calandra
  • Patent number: 11072888
    Abstract: Technology for efficiently extracting fiber from a feedstock containing fiber. A subunit has a mesh drum configured as a rotatable cylinder with mesh in at least part of its surface, and a case that houses the mesh drum. The case has a first opening and a second opening that communicate with a first area, and a third opening that communicates with a second area. First screened material is supplied from the first opening to the first area. The subunit discharges from the third opening waste, which is a first component of the first screened material moved by an air current from the first area to the second area, and discharges from the second opening by an air current processing feedstock, which is a second component of the first screened material that does not pass through the mesh drum with the air current and remains in the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11072886
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for treating pulp comprising a step, wherein the pulp is treated with distilled percarboxylic acid, such as distilled per-carboxylic acid (dPAA), and peroxide, such as hydrogen peroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: KEMIRA OYJ
    Inventors: Leif Robertsén, Veli-Matti Vuorenpalo, Anna-Maija Perander, Pentti Pekonen, Jonas Konn
  • Patent number: 11064736
    Abstract: In one example, a vaporization device includes a housing, a heating component disposed in the housing, and a first sleeving. The heating component includes an absorbent core element and a heating coil at least partially wound around the core element. The first sleeving includes an outer wall defining a notch leading to a through hole configured to receive and fixedly secure the core element. In another example, a vaporization device includes a bottom cap including an airflow sensor, a light source, and a light guide element. The light guide element is configured to operatively secure the bottom cap to a housing and to permit illuminated light from the light source to pass therethrough. In another example, a vaporization device includes a nozzle cap defining an air inlet, an air outlet, and an air channel and including a baffle and an oil-absorbing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Bidi Vapor, LLC
    Inventors: Zou Wanxiang, Qiu Ningbo, Zhao XingFu
  • Patent number: 11065798
    Abstract: Injection apparatus for injecting a liquid formulation into a molten polymer at high pressure includes a reservoir containing liquid formulation at ambient temperature and pressure which is arrange to flood-feed pump body 26 of a first progressing cavity pump (pcp) (4). The first pcp (4) is driven by motor (6) and is arranged to accurately meter the liquid formulation into a second pcp (8) which is downstream of the first pcp and is arranged to increase the pressure of the liquid formulation by 200 bar or more. Downstream of pump (8) is a delivery valve (14) arranged to control passage of liquid formulation, via outlet (17), into pressurised molten polymer stream (75) which is present in an extruder (77).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: COLORMATRIX HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Jones, David Whitehead, Ian Campbell, Harry Baker
  • Patent number: 11060244
    Abstract: The method includes creating a polymer mixture, wherein the polymer mixture includes a stabilizing polymer, a bulk polymer, a flame retardant polymer combination, and a compatibilizer. The stabilizing polymer and the bulk polymer are immiscible. The stabilizing polymer includes fibers surrounded by the compatibilizer within the bulk polymer. The stabilizing polymer is aramid. The flame retardant polymer combination is a mixture of triazin and melamine. The method further includes extruding the polymer mixture into a monofilament. The method further includes quenching the monofilament. The method further includes reheating the monofilament. The method further includes stretching the reheated monofilament to align the fibers relative to each other and to form the monofilament into an artificial turf fiber. The method further includes incorporating the artificial turf fiber into an artificial turf backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Polytex Sportbelage Produktions-GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Schmitz, Dirk Sander, Oliver Wagener, Stephan Sick
  • Patent number: 11051551
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a smokable material heater, configured to heat a first region of smokable material to a volatizing temperature sufficient to volatize a component of smokable material and to concurrently heat a second region of smokable material to a temperature lower than said volatizing temperature but which is sufficient to prevent condensation of volatized components of the smokable material. A method of heating smokable material is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Nicoventures Trading Limited
    Inventors: Oleg J. Abramov, Petr Alexandrovich Egoyants, Dmitry Mikhailovich Volobuev, Pavel Nikolaevich Fimin
  • Patent number: 11053638
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a recycled pulp fiber manufacturing method with which it is possible to easily obtain recycled pulp fibers containing less of a high water-absorption polymer without requiring any mechanical equipment such as an ozone generation apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takayoshi Konishi
  • Patent number: 11045986
    Abstract: An injection molding device (1) for producing plastic parts (2) consisting of one or more material components is provided. The injection molding device (1) comprises an injection mold (3) having a center part (5) that is rotatable about a first axis of rotation (4), which center part is arranged between a first and a second mold half and which can be moved relative to said mold halves in a first direction. The center part (5) has cavities (7) on the lateral surfaces (6). A retaining device (10) is used to retain the center part (5) in the injection molding device (1). A transfer device (16) is arranged laterally next to the center part (5) at least in an open position and is used to transfer plastic parts (2) into a storage means (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: FOBOHA (GERMANY) GMBH
    Inventor: Rainer Armbruster
  • Patent number: 11021839
    Abstract: The purpose of the present disclosure is to provide a recovery method for an organic acid. The recovery method makes it possible to efficiently recover an organic acid that is included in a deactivating aqueous solution that includes excrement. This recovery method has the following features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayoshi Konishi, Toshio Hiraoka, Takashi Kato, Yoshihide Ishikawa, Noritomo Kurita
  • Patent number: 11015295
    Abstract: A method of making paper is described. The method includes providing a cellulosic fibrous material, the cellulosic fibrous material comprising a plurality of elongated fibers having a fiber wall surrounding a hollow interior, the fibrous material having moisture content. The method also includes adding calcium bicarbonate solution to the cellulosic fibrous material to form a pulp mixture, the calcium bicarbonate solution containing up to the saturation level of about 16% solids of calcium bicarbonate, the resulting pulp mixture having between 0.1% to 65% total solids by weight. Further, the method includes refining the pulp mixture such that at least some of the calcium ions become associated with the reactive sites in the fiber walls. Further still, the method includes forming a web from the pulp mixture and wet pressing the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: John H. Klungness
  • Patent number: 11015290
    Abstract: In a process for producing bleached mechanical woodpulp, said process comprising the steps of a) delaminating comparatively large particles of wood, which have optionally been pretreated with chemicals and/or water, into modified particles of wood, b) grinding the modified particles of wood from a) in one or more refiners, c) optionally treating the stalk obtained in step b) with oxidative or reductive bleaching agents, a composition Z is present during step a) and/or step b), said composition Z comprising one or more of the following components (Z1) to (Z3): a salt of dithionous acid H2S2O4 (Z1), a dithionous acid or dithionous acid derivative generator compound (Z2), a salt of sulfurous acid (sulfite) plus sodium tetraborohydride (Z3) and also optionally additives (Z4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stefan Erren, Dieter Schönhaber, Martin Schachtl, Pavel V. Osipov
  • Patent number: 11000984
    Abstract: A container manufacturing device for performing manufacture of a pre-form and a container in a single station via one stop is provided. The container manufacturing device includes a pre-form molding module configured to form a shape of a pre-form of a container using a resin material, an injection module connected to the pre-form molding module and configured to supply the resin material to the pre-form molding module, a container molding module configured to inject air to the pre-form to expand the pre-form and to form the shape of the container and including a container mold, and a rotary table with a rib plate suspended thereon while rotating between the pre-form molding module and the container molding module, the pre-form or the container being mounted on the rib plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SHINWOO COSTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Woo Hong Byun
  • Patent number: 11000060
    Abstract: A melt-blown fabric for pouching smokeless tobacco or a smokeless tobacco substitute can include melt-blown polymer fibers. The fabric can have a basis weight of less than 10 gsm and a tensile strength of at least 4 mJ in at least one predetermined direction. Method of making the fabric can include melt-blowing a polymeric material against a support surface and bonding the fibers or arranging them in a predetermined orientation. Pouched smokeless tobacco or tobacco substitute products including the fabrics provided herein can provide desirable flavor and tactile experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Nathan Carroll, Shannon Maxwell Black, Yan Helen Sun, William J. Burke
  • Patent number: 10982388
    Abstract: A method and an arrangement for generating process steam at a chemical pulp mill. Water is heated by subjecting it to an indirect heat exchange contact with steam in a heat exchanger. The water is heated with live steam produced in a steam boiler for generating process steam, whereby the live steam is condensed and the generated condensate is recovered. The process steam is subjected to a direct heat exchange contact with a material for heating the material. The water used for process steam production is obtained from secondary condensates, purified waste water and/or raw water. Process steam can be used in the treatment of cellulosic fibrous material, such as chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: .Andritz Oy
    Inventor: Aki Muhli
  • Patent number: 10974435
    Abstract: A method for producing a foamed blow-molded article, which includes extruding a physical blowing agent-containing foamable molten resin downwardly through a annular die to form a tubular foamed parison, clamping the foamed parison between split molds, and then blow molding it. At the latest before completion of the clamping of the foamed parison between the split molds, a gas is blown toward an inner peripheral surface of an upper portion of the foamed parison, the bottom portion of which has been closed, from a gas ejection outlet located within the foamed parison at a position immediately below the annular die to widen the foamed parison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: JSP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Gomibuchi, Toshio Morita
  • Patent number: 10975520
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to producing paper or paperboard having improved stiffness and strength, compared to the conventional paperboard at the same basis weight. It also discloses a method of wood pulping having a significantly increased yield and providing fiber pulps with enhanced properties such as strength and stiffness. Wood chips are chemically pulped to a high kappa number, providing a rejects component and an accepts component. The rejects component is subjected to a substantially mechanical pulping process, optionally in a presence of bleaching agent, prior to blending back into the accepts component. The resulting fiber blend is washed, optionally bleached, and subjected to a papermaking process to provide paper or paperboard with enhanced strength and stiffness at low basis weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: WestRock MWV, LLC
    Inventors: Peter W. Hart, Darrell M. Waite, Dale E. Nutter, Jr., Jared Bradberry
  • Patent number: 10968568
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of paper, carton, or cardboard using baobab tree bast fibers, baobab fruit fibers, and/or Natal fig fibers as paper raw material, comprising the steps of: obtaining baobab fruit fiber and/or baobab tree bast fiber as baobab raw material and/or Natal fig bast fiber as Natal fig raw material; fraying the baobab raw material and/or Natal fig raw material while adding water; heating and preferably bleaching the obtained fiber pulp; applying the fiber pulp to a sieving means comprising removing a portion of the added water in order to produce a paper fiber fleece; pressing the obtained paper fiber fleece; and drying the obtained paper fiber fleece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HOPE TREE INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventor: Lambert Dustin Dinzinger
  • Patent number: 10959457
    Abstract: An e-vaping device includes a battery section, an e-vaping tank capable of holding a liquid material, and an adapter connecting the battery section to the e-vaping tank. The adapter includes a heater capable of vaporizing the liquid material, and a wick capable of drawing the liquid material from the e-vaping tank to the heater. The adapter is connected to the e-vaping tank and the power source section via threaded connections. The threaded connections between the adapter and the battery section have threads with a non-standard pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Steve Rinehart, Barry Smith, Charles Dendy
  • Patent number: 10952474
    Abstract: The e-vaping device includes a first section with a housing, an inner tube within the housing, a reservoir configured to contain a liquid material, a heater and wick in communication with the reservoir and the inner tube and a first threaded connector at an end of the first section. The first threaded connector has first threads with a non-standard pitch. A second section includes a power supply and a second threaded connector at an end of the second section. The second threaded connector has second threads configured to mate with the non-standard pitch of the first threads. Values of nominal dimensions of the first and second threads, other than the non-standard pitch of the first and second threads, are standard nominal thread dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Steve Rinehart, Barry Smith, Charles Dendy
  • Patent number: 10947670
    Abstract: A method of forming an aqueous solution comprising mircrofibrillated cellulose, the method comprising the steps of providing a substantially dry composite material, comprising microfibrillated cellulose and a filler material, wherein said filler material is precipitated onto fibers or fibrils of said microfibrillated cellulose; providing an aqueous media, wherein the method further comprises the step of lowering the pH value of said aqueous media and then mixing said aqueous media with said substantially dry composite material, such that the filler material is released from said microfibrillated cellulose, thus dissolving said microfibrillated cellulose; or the step of mixing said aqueous media with said substantially dry composite material, and then lowering the pH of said mixture, such that the filler material is released from said microfibrillated cellulose, thus releasing said microfibrillated cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Stora Enso OYJ
    Inventor: Jari Räsänen