Patents Examined by Jared O Brown
  • Patent number: 10913072
    Abstract: Disclosed is a partial dismantling device of a photovoltaic module capable of classifying and collecting the photovoltaic module for recycling the photovoltaic module which includes: a transfer unit for transferring a photovoltaic module; a grind unit provided with a plurality of grinders in multiple levels, to grind the element layers of a grinding region into particles of collectible forms; and a suction unit provided with a plurality of inhalers respectively corresponding to the plurality of grinders, to classify the particles pulverized by the grind unit and to inhale the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Jin-seok Lee, Young-soo Ahn, Gi-hwan Kang
  • Patent number: 10913071
    Abstract: A scalper apparatus configured to divide a flow of material between filtered and unfiltered streams. The scalper apparatus may include a housing with an upper opening, a primary lower opening for outputting the filtered stream, and a secondary lower opening for outputting the unfiltered stream. The scalper apparatus may include a grate extending across the interior of the housing such that any material leaving the interior through the primary lower opening must pass through the grate while any material unable to pass through the grate is caused to move through the secondary lower opening. The scalper assembly may include a brush assembly with at least one brush movable across the grate, and a carrier assembly configured to carry the at least one brush across substantially an entire top of the grate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Pearson Incorporated
    Inventor: Casey Van Middendorp
  • Patent number: 10875076
    Abstract: A metal cup and method of forming the same is provided. Metal cups of the present disclosure comprise a plurality of thin, straight-walled sections and a tapered profile. A domed portion is provided in the bottom of the cup. The cup may comprise a disposable cup, a reusable cup, or a recyclable cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Anthony J. Scott
  • Patent number: 10864570
    Abstract: A bending angle measuring device has an illumination device with at least one light source and an optical detector with a light-detecting surface. On the bending angle measuring device is arranged at least one axisymmetric body with a reflecting surface. A central axis of the axisymmetric body is arranged such that it is aligned parallel to the bending edge. A first light beam transmitted by the illumination device is reflected from the sheet metal part and as a second light beam is directed onto the axisymmetric body. The second light beam is reflected on the axisymmetric body, and as a third light beam is directed onto the optical detector, in particular onto its light-detecting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Gerhard Angerer, Klemens Freudenthaler, Florian Hausmann, Matthias Hoerl, Nenad Kovjenic, Florian Maier, Helmut Theis, Manfred Waldherr
  • Patent number: 10857544
    Abstract: A disgregating device of biological material, comprising: a hollow outer body, defining an inner chamber; a fixed disgregating grid, having a plurality of microholes provided with sharp edges, and housed transversely in the inner chamber so as to define an upper loading chamber apt to be loaded with the biological material to be disgregated and a lower collecting chamber apt to collect the biological material, after it has been disgregated; and a bladed rotor, rotating in the inner chamber, apt to co-operate, rotating, with the fixed disgregating grid, so as to feed and bring the biological material, contained in the upper loading chamber, into contact with the microholes of the disgregating grid and therefore cause the disgregation of the biological material making it pass through these microholes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Antonio Graziano, Riccardo D'Aquino
  • Patent number: 10850465
    Abstract: The invention relates to a screw press apparatus (1) comprising an outer casing (2) surrounding a screening tube (6a) with a plurality of liquid discharge holes, a slurry inlet port (3) at one end of the screening tube and a solids discharge port (4) at an opposite end of the screening tube, the screening tube housing an axially located auger (5), the outer casing (2) having a first opening in fluid communication with the slurry inlet port (3), a second opening in fluid communication with the solids discharge port (4), and a third opening (8) in fluid communication with the liquid discharge holes of the screening tube (6), a cleaning device (20) located between the outer casing and the screening tube, a device (10) for axially moving the cleaning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GEA Process Engineering A/S
    Inventor: Alexander William Lear
  • Patent number: 10814372
    Abstract: A gutter piece and a method of forming the gutter piece including the steps of: obtaining a gutter forming apparatus with a marking subassembly; obtaining a supply of gutter material; through the gutter forming apparatus, progressively forming the gutter material into completed gutter pieces, each with a length, as the gutter material is advanced in a forming path; and through the subassembly, continuously making discrete visible marks on the gutter material as the gutter material is advanced that: a) reside at predetermined intervals along a length of each of the completed gutter pieces, and b) are located to facilitate controlled interval placement of hangers that are used to support the completed gutter pieces in an operative position on a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: KWM GUTTERMAN INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Minor, Sr., Keith W. Minor
  • Patent number: 10799928
    Abstract: A method for forming a metal sheet includes forming a metal sheet to have curved portions that are alternately continuous in a corrugated pattern and angled sidewall portions between top parts of adjoining curved portions by use of a pair of forming dies that are moved close to or away from each other. The forming includes bending the metal sheet by pressing a position corresponding to a boundary part between the top part and the sidewall portion of the metal sheet by a convex curved surface of the forming die by moving the pair of forming dies close to each other and thereafter forming the sidewall portions by compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Hirata, Harutaka Oda
  • Patent number: 10792725
    Abstract: A ram assembly includes an elongated ram body and a punch mounting assembly. The ram body has a reduced length. The punch mounting assembly includes an elongated body having a complementary length. The punch mounting assembly is coupled to the ram body. The assembled punch mounting assembly and ram body have an operational length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Stolle Machinery Company, LLC
    Inventors: Kelley Andrew Crush, Nicholas Schultz, Luke Wayne Jacobson
  • Patent number: 10773291
    Abstract: A universal radius metal forming system wherein a bottom die elastomer is used on a sheet metal bending machine or press brake. The bottom die includes a forming pad used in combination with a wear pad to form virtually any radius in any type of metal. The forming pad includes a bottom cavity that is sized according to the volumetric relationship with the press punch. The wear pad is designed and coupled to the forming pad according to the gauge and shape of the metal being bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Polyurethane Products
    Inventor: Govind Lakshman
  • Patent number: 10744508
    Abstract: Auto-feeding paper shredders use auto-feed mechanisms to remove sheets of paper from a large stack and shred them without human assistance or intervention. Once the document owner inserts the stack of confidential documents and leaves the scene, others are free to access the stack and read or remove confidential documents. This problem by providing a locked shredding compartment to hold the stack while shredding is taking place. An electronically operated lock that can be locked and unlocked by entering a PIN (personal identification number) through a key pad or a series of buttons or switches. Fingerprints or other biometric factors can also be used to control the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Herman Chang
  • Patent number: 10703129
    Abstract: An electric pencil sharpener includes a power device. The power device is connected to two rotatable rubber wheels by a transmission mechanism. The two rubber wheels are located on two sides of the pencil to be sharpened, are rotated in opposite directions and closely fit a side wall of the pencil to be sharpened, to push upwards or downwards the pencil to be sharpened to move. A gap between the two rubber wheels is adjustable. The electric pencil sharpener further includes a rotatable cutter carrier assembly located below the rubber wheels configured to sharpen the pencil to be sharpened. The electric pencil sharpener can sharpen the pencil of different diameters, and has a sharpening process requiring no human participation, has a wide application and saves manual operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Changhai Dai, Zhongmin Duan
  • Patent number: 10695772
    Abstract: A foodstuff grinding attachment for connection to a rotary drive outlet of a host device. The attachment includes a main body part having a generally tubular hollowed portion for attachment to the host device. A rotatable scroll-type extruding tool is capable of rotating within a cavity formed in the tubular portion of the main body part and couples with the rotary drive outlet when the main body part is attached to the host device. The main body part includes first and second separable components configured to be secured together for operation of the attachment. The components are separable from one another to provide access to the cavity for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Palmer, Robert Fields
  • Patent number: 10682650
    Abstract: A mincing machine for mincing a product, in particular for mincing meat, includes at least one stationary hole plate and at least one rotating hole plate which interact to mince the product. The mincing machine has a rotating cutter head mounted on a shaft wherein said cutter head is arranged upstream of the interacting hole plates in the conveying direction of the product to be minced in order to interact with a stationary hole plate to mince the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: KARL SCHNELL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Eugen Joechner
  • Patent number: 10682651
    Abstract: A jaw crusher has frame side walls, a rear end connected to the side walls, an eccentric supported by the side walls, a pitman supported by the eccentric, a toggle plate connected between the pitman and a middle section of the rear end including a cross wall. The rear end has a rear end support connected to the cross wall and located on a center plane of the cross section of the rear end. An upper and lower rear cross beams are fixed to the side walls. The upper and lower rear cross beams each have a vertical wall and horizontal ribs connected to the vertical wall. A crushing plant is also disclosed with a body and the jaw crusher mounted on the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Metso Minerals, Inc.
    Inventor: Risto Sutti
  • Patent number: 10675631
    Abstract: A separating device for a ball mill or an agitator ball mill as well as a ball mill or agitator ball mill with a separating device, wherein the ball mill or agitator ball mill includes a cylindrical grinding container with a first end opening and a second end opening, wherein the first and second end openings can be closed by a first and a second closure device, wherein a ground stock inlet is arranged in the region of the second end opening and a ground stock outlet is arranged in the region of the first end opening and wherein the separating device is assigned to the ground stock outlet. The separating device includes a plurality of first and second screen segments with screen apertures, which are arranged in an alternating manner on a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Udo Enderle, Thomas Goller, Benjamin Graef
  • Patent number: 10667541
    Abstract: The invention relates to a press (1) for separating fat containing mass, e.g. cocoa mass, into liquid fat and cake, comprising a frame (2), a plurality of pressing elements (6) disposed in the frame (2), and a hydraulic cylinder and plunger (3, 3A) for exerting pressure on the pressing elements (6), the pressing elements (6) comprising a pot (7) having a cavity (8) for receiving mass to be pressed, a squeezer (9) located at least partially in the cavity (8), and filters (11) disposed in front of the squeezer (9) and on the side of the cavity (8) opposite the squeezer (9), wherein, in the filling position of the press (1), the distance between the filters (11) is in a range from 10 to 90 mm. The ratio (Dc/Dp) of the diameter (Dc) of the hydraulic cylinder (3) and the diameter (Dp) of the cavities (8) is smaller than 1.15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Royal Duyvis Wiener B.V.
    Inventor: Hans Huijbers
  • Patent number: 10669727
    Abstract: A machine for distributing loosefill insulation material is provided. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end and an outlet end. The inlet end is configured to receive compressed loosefill insulation material. A lower unit has a shredding chamber configured to receive the compressed loosefill insulation material from the outlet end of the chute. The shredding chamber includes a plurality of shredders configured to shred, pick apart and condition the loosefill insulation material. The shredders include a shredder shaft and a plurality of vane assemblies. The vane assemblies are oriented such that adjacent vane assemblies are offset from each other by an angle in a range of from about 45° to about 75°. A discharge mechanism is mounted to receive conditioned loosefill insulation material exiting the shredding chamber. The discharge mechanism is configured to distribute the conditioned loosefill insulation material into an airstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Christopher M. Relyea, Brandon Robinson
  • Patent number: 10661280
    Abstract: An overall apparatus including a known manually operated rock crusher which includes at least one bar; wherein an end of the at least one bar is moved manually, and then downwards to cause the crushing of rocks; and further including an assistance device configured to be attached to the at least one bar; and a switch activated by an activation device; wherein in response to activation of the switch by the activation device, the assistance device applies a force to the at least one bar and then the switch is deactivated to move back to an original position and orientation, to thereby crush rocks. The assistance device may further include an air compressor; a piston assembly having a piston rod and a piston housing; wherein the piston rod moves outward from the piston housing to apply force to the at least one bar and then back inward during a downstroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Tracy Diana Williams, Janusz Robert Trojanowski
  • Patent number: 10661520
    Abstract: A pressing assembly includes a button, a first connection portion, a receiving portion, a first elastic element, a pressing rod, and a pressing portion. The first connection portion includes a first end movably connected to the button and a second end connected to the receiving portion. The receiving portion defines a receiving space. A part of the pressing rod is movably received in the receiving space. The first elastic element is received in the receiving space. One end of the first elastic element is fixed, another end of the first elastic element resists the pressing rod. The pressing portion is connected to the pressing rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Cui, Long-Fong Chen