Patents Examined by Faye Francis
  • Patent number: 10722894
    Abstract: A tooth shroud for a demolition tool is disclosed wherein forces produced during demolition operations may be dissipated so as to avoid excessive forces at stress points. A tooth block for a demolition tool comprises a first tooth shroud and a second tooth shroud. The first and second tooth shroud each comprising a body having a front wall and an end wall wherein a cavity is enclosed by the front wall and the end wall; an impact member extending longitudinally from the body; and a cut-out disposed on the end wall, wherein the first tooth shroud is connected to the second tooth shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Work Tools B.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Lambert Leonardus Van Gemert
  • Patent number: 10722901
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shredding device (1) used for picking apart compressed blocks (2) of loose-fill cellulose thermal insulation material. It comprises a chute (3) with a chute inlet (3a) configured to receive the insulation block (2). Further, it comprises a shredder (4) rotatable around a substantially horizontal axis (A), mounted at an outlet (3b) of the chute (3). The device (1) is characterized in that the rotatable shredder (4) is a cylinder with protruding grating pins (5) arranged on its mantel surface (4?), where the pins (5) have a length shorter than the radius of the cylinder and are adapted to grate, pick apart and fluff the insulation from the compressed block format (2) into a fluff material with an even density. Further, the invention relates to a method for picking apart loose-fill cellulose thermal insulation material compressed into a block (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NORDISKA EKOFIBER NEF AB
    Inventor: Jan-Olof Bynèlius
  • Patent number: 10722897
    Abstract: A device for the comminution of free-flowing feed material is provided that includes a housing enclosing a comminution chamber which contains a rotor that rotates around an axis, and has comminution tools over its circumference. A feeding device to transport the feed material to the comminution chamber in form of a gas-solid matter mixture, wherein the feeding device features a pneumatic sieve passage which uses the effect of gravity for removal of foreign particles from the feed material. In order to operate both the sieve passage and the device under optimal process parameters, the device features at least one inlet port for the supply of secondary air, wherein the at least one inlet port flows into the gas-solid matter mixture downstream of the sieve passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PALLMANN MASCHINENFABRIK GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Hartmut Pallmann
  • Patent number: 10722895
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a generally cylindrical bowl support for a cone crusher which includes a plurality of evenly, circumferentially spaced ears around the periphery of the support. The ears are designed to have clamping cylinders mounted thereto to provide protection from tramp iron and the like passing through the cone crusher. A plurality of thickened ribs are defined in the support, at least some of the thickened ribs extending downwardly from the ears to form abutting polygon configurations to spread and absorb forces from a crushing operation. Other ones of the ribs define at least one circumferentially-extending, continuous ring forming portions of the polygons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: McCloskey International Limited
    Inventors: James Paschal McCloskey, Andrzej Krol, Dennis Duellman
  • Patent number: 10722075
    Abstract: Coffee grinder including a grinding assembly to grind coffee beans, a container or hopper to feed coffee beans to the grinding assembly, an electric motor connected to the grinding assembly, a feeding conduit connected to the grinding assembly to feed coffee into a filter supported by a filter-holder, an inverter connected to the electric motor to vary the speed of the electric motor, a control unit connected to the inverter to control the inverter, and a control panel connected to the inverter by the control unit so that the user can vary the speed of the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SIMONELLI GROUP S.P.A.
    Inventor: Nando Ottavi
  • Patent number: 10722899
    Abstract: Provided is a vertical roller mill equipped with a rotary classifier for causing a plurality of classification blades provided above a rotary table and positioned around an axis to rotate about the axis, wherein: of a solid fuel pulverized by a roller, the rotary classifier guides solid fuel fine powder from an outer-circumferential-side space to an inner-circumferential-side space surrounded by the plurality of classification blades, and suppresses, by collision with the plurality of classification blades, an intrusion of solid fuel coarse powder into the inner-circumferential-side space; and each of the plurality of classification blades is shaped in a manner such that there is no interference between a scattering direction in which the coarse powder that collided with the classification blades scatters and an intake direction in which the fine powder is guided to the inner-circumferential-side space, and the scattering direction is oriented upward relative to a horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Matsumoto, Takuichiro Daimaru, Kenichi Arima, Taku Miyazaki, Kazushi Fukui, Hidechika Uchida
  • Patent number: 10709641
    Abstract: A rhythmic pill crusher, including: a crushing cover including a cylindrical boss, wherein a plurality of first threads formed on a first wall of the crushing cover and around a column portion of the cylindrical boss, wherein the first wall is distant from the column portion of the cylindrical boss; and a supporting platform including a cylindrical recess for receiving the cylindrical boss and a plurality of second threads formed, in response to the first threads, on a second wall of the supporting platform; wherein the first threads are loosing engaged with the second threads, the first threads spirally go upward and downward along the second threads, or the first threads suspend relative to the second threads, which allows the first threads to rotates remaining in a same height. The pill crusher can be operated efficiently and easily and can be cleaned easily for reducing cross contaminations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONG YANG
    Inventor: Song Yang
  • Patent number: 10710096
    Abstract: A food processor includes a grinder to obtain a ground meat; a mixer to add fat to the ground meat; a payload bay to receive the ground meat; a plurality of evaporators coupled to the payload bay with a multiplicity of coolant tubes in each evaporator, wherein each tube enters and then exits the payload bay, further comprising one or more cryogenic valves coupled to the coolant tubes; a pump to force coolant flowing through the evaporators; and a processor with code for: chopping the ground meat and during chopping, adding salt and ice to the ground meat being chopped and adding liquid nitrogen to maintain the temperature of the meat being chopped below 5° C. to obtain a chopped meat product; adding fat to the chopped meat product and then chopping the fat and adding liquid nitrogen to maintain the temperature of the chopped meat product and fat being chopped between 1° C. and 10° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Reflect Scientific Inc.
    Inventors: Bao Tran, William Moon
  • Patent number: 10710087
    Abstract: A jaw crusher, a mineral material processing plant and a method for processing mineral material. The jaw crusher includes a fixed jaw and a movable jaw for forming a crushing chamber therebetween which is open at the top. The fixed jaw includes a first wear part mounted thereto and the movable jaw includes a pitman and a second wear part mounted thereto. The pitman is rotatably mounted to a first eccentric shaft. The pitman is further rotatably mounted to second eccentric shaft configured to guide the stroke of the movable jaw to create a movement pattern with a substantially linear crushing stroke, wherein the eccentricity of the second eccentric shaft is larger than that of the first eccentric shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Metso Minerals, Inc.
    Inventors: Keijo Viilo, Janne Rannanpää
  • Patent number: 10709022
    Abstract: A method for milling flex foil includes providing a web of flex foil including a substrate; a first conductive layer arranged on one surface of the substrate; a second conductive layer arranged on an opposite surface of the substrate; a first insulating layer arranged adjacent to the first conductive layer; and a second insulating layer arranged adjacent to the second conductive layer. The method includes dry milling one side of the web using a first cliché pattern including raised portions and non-raised portions to selectively remove at least one of the first conductive layer and the first insulating layer. The method includes dry milling an opposite side of the web using a second cliché pattern including upper raised portions, lower raised portions and non-raised portions to selectively remove the second insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: GENTHERM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jan Horzella, Fritz Jung
  • Patent number: 10694894
    Abstract: A herb processor has an upper cutting element having a descending cylindrical body with blades extending downward from an upper base disk in a first pattern, and a region of a specific geometry devoid of blades, a lower cutting element having an ascending cylindrical body having a central axis, an outer and an inner diameter, blades extending upward from a lower base disk in a second pattern, a region of specific geometry devoid of blades, openings through the lower base disk in a third pattern, and a lower engagement interface, and a cylindrical collection chamber having a lower closed end and an upper engagement interface. The regions devoid of blades provide a crush-free zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Jason Ashton
  • Patent number: 10695766
    Abstract: A wear-resistant element for partially inserting into a recess in the surface of a wear surface of a comminuting device. The wear-resistant element has a fastening region, which is connectable to the recess in the surface of the wear surface and a wearing region, which protrudes at least partially from the surface of the wear surface. The fastening region includes a material that is less wear-resistant than the material of the wearing region, wherein the wearing region extends beyond the fastening region at the level of the wear-resistant element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS AG, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventors: Baris Irmak, Ingo Neitemeier, Marcel Bannert
  • Patent number: 10695770
    Abstract: A mechanical bin-full device for a paper shredder with a bin, having a curved, perforated T-blade sensor on a cylindrical body partially covered with a metal sheet. The T-blade is pendent into the bin. Metal contacts are placed on the paper shredder near the metal sheet, forming a switch, which is coupled to a motor control circuit for the shredder motor. The T-blade is pushed by paper shreddant and rotates the cylinder body as paper shreddant fills the bin. When the bin becomes full, the T-blade is positioned so that the metal contacts touch the metal sheet, closing the control circuit switch, and causing the motor to cease operating. The control circuit can include a microcontroller coupled to the motor, or a transistor-based driver coupled to a motor relay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Aurora Office Equipment Co., Ltd. Shanghai
    Inventors: Yung Kang Tso, Xiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 10695765
    Abstract: An apparatus for grinding particulate material having a roller press having a pair of grinding rollers each having a rotation axis and being arranged oppositely and parallel to define a grinding roller gap in a common plane through the axes of the rollers, and a mechanical conveying device for conveying granular material to the roller press having a proximal end and a distal end relative to the roller press, the roller press being arranged at the proximal end of the conveying device. The conveying device is arranged to constrain a flow or mat of the granular material having in a cross sectional view a rectangular shape with a mid-plane and to transfer the flow or mat of granular material directly to the grinding roller gap of the roller press in a linear transfer plane being coincident with the mid-plane and perpendicular to the common plane through the axes of the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: FLSmidth A/S
    Inventor: Lucas Jensen
  • Patent number: 10688544
    Abstract: Solid waste that includes a mixture of wet organic material and dry organic material can be are separated using mechanical separation to produce a wet organic stream enriched in wet organics and a dry organic stream enriched in dry organics. The separated wet organic stream and dry organic stream are separately converted to renewable or recyclable products using different conversion techniques particularly suited for the separated wet and dry organic streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: George Gitschel
  • Patent number: 10688498
    Abstract: A beater wheel for a pulverizer mill is provided. The beater wheel includes a rotatable hub disc having apertures defined therethrough and a ring disc having respective apertures defined therethrough, and a plurality of tubular ribs, disposed therebetween and weldingly coupled thereto at a tubular first end to the hub disc and at a tubular second end to the ring disc to define respective weld joints thereat. Each respective aperture in the hub disc and ring disc are sized and disposed to allow direct access therethrough to at least one respective weld joint at the respective interior surface of the first and second tubular ends for inspection and testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Friedemann Kendel, Tim Buhl, Steven Michael Stannard
  • Patent number: 10687670
    Abstract: A blender system with a shearing blade assembly is shown and described. The blender system may include a container and a shear blending assembly attached thereto. The shear blending assembly may include a cutting blade, a shearing blade, a shear mechanism, and bearings operably coupled with a blending base. The shearing blade may force foodstuff through apertures of the shearing mechanism. The foodstuff may be drawn through a cut path of the cutting blade. The cutting blade may cut the foodstuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: VITA-MIX MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: David J. Kolar
  • Patent number: 10688499
    Abstract: An organic material and plant vine chopper assembly has two plant vine chopper rotor drum assemblies that chop plant vines and other organic material. Each rotor drum assembly has a plurality of rotor rings each ring having a plurality of angled blades that effectively cooperate with each other to guard each blade and the drum against the wrapping of clogging fibrous strands and other clogging material around the drum. Each chopper rotor drum assembly incorporates a plurality of rotor rings spaced along and encircling and attached to a main drum tube and distributed in a cutting zone along and surrounding the longitudinal rotational axis of the drum tube with each rotor ring having a pair or a plurality of pairs of cutting blades attached to respective alternately angled mounting tabs that alternate to the left and to the right to the general plane of the rotor ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Sheldon Litwiller
  • Patent number: 10682652
    Abstract: A system and a process for dry recovery of iron oxide fines from iron hearing compact and semicompact rocks are provided, which system and process utilize primary, secondary and tertiary crushing components for preliminarily reducing the granulometry of ores containing the iron oxide fines in compact and semicompact rocks. Dynamic air classifier components are provided for finely grinding iron oxide minerals reduced through primary, secondary and tertiary crushing, along with static air classification components arranged in series for intermediate granulometric cuts and bag filters for retaining fine fraction. The system and process further comprise magnetic rolls, for magnetic separation, arranged in cascade at a variable leaning angle and formed by at least one of high or low magnetic intensity magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: NEW STEEL GLOBAL N.V.
    Inventor: Mauro Fumyo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10680295
    Abstract: The system for separating battery cell cores includes a cell core holder for receiving and holding a battery cell core. A cutter cuts an outer wrapping layer of the battery cell core to form an open loose end. A first roller rotates the battery cell core and a sheet opener engages the open loose end to unroll a laminate, which includes a cathode layer, an anode layer, and a polymer separator layer sandwiched therebetween. A pair of second rollers receive, grip and selectively drive movement of the laminate. A cathode breaker applies breaking force to the cathode layer to produce broken cathode layer pieces, which are then collected. An anode breaker then grasps and vibrates the laminate to produce broken anode layer pieces, which are also collected. Finally, a polymer separator layer cutter selectively cuts the polymer separator layer to produce cut polymer separator layer pieces, which are collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ICREATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Ka Yip Fung, Lingda Xu, Ka Ming Ng