Patents Examined by Jared O Brown
  • Patent number: 10618099
    Abstract: In a die for compressing and sizing a sintered body at straight portions, upper taper portions are provided on a die upper portion and a core rod upper portion, and the straight portions are provided at a die lower portion and a core rod lower portion. The die upper portion and the core rod upper portion have Young's moduli higher than the die lower portion and the core rod lower portion. The die upper portion and the core rod upper portion are made of materials having Young's moduli that are at least 50 GPa higher than that of the sintered body. The sintered body can be densified with a smaller ironing margin. Since the sintered body is ironed without being compressed, by the upper taper portions and the core rod upper portion having high Young's moduli, the die is prevented from breaking and being abraded due to ironing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Diamet Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Nakai, Kinya Kawase
  • Patent number: 10614475
    Abstract: An interactive waste receptacle combines a waste receptacle, a display device, a sensor, a camera, a speaker, and a variety of interactive media to receive and process waste, and perform an assortment of interactive functions in a public venue. The interactive waste receptacle detects events from a user, and responds to the events with interactive functions, including; receiving, compacting, and processing a waste; detecting proximal images, sounds, and smells; and displaying advertisements, text, graphics, animation, video, audio, and games. The waste receptacle receives and compacts the waste. A display device integrated with the waste receptacle displays images of advertising, messages, and pertinent information. A sensor detects events from the user. A camera records a user image. A speaker emits and receives audio signals to the user. Interactive media also record user events. The sensor, camera, speaker, and interactive media perform an interactive function in response to the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Smarter Trash, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Joseph Frybarger
  • Patent number: 10609869
    Abstract: A baler includes a baling chamber that includes a bale-forming channel including at least one adjustable friction control element, a plunger mounted within the channel, and a rotary drive mechanism for driving reciprocating movement of the plunger. A control system controls operation of the baler, the control system configured to determine an actual maximum torque value associated with the rotary drive mechanism, compare the actual maximum torque value with a selected desired maximum torque value, and adjust the friction control element to regulate the actual maximum torque value according to the desired maximum torque value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: KUHN-GELDROP BV
    Inventors: Leonardus Hendricus Maria Van Amstel, Dionisius Cornelis Maria Akkermans
  • Patent number: 10604947
    Abstract: A machine for distributing loosefill insulation material. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end and an outlet end. The inlet end is configured to receive loosefill insulation material. The chute has a first portion in fluid communication with a second portion and forms an angle with the second portion. A shredding chamber includes a plurality of shredders configured to shred, pick apart and condition the loosefill insulation material. A discharge mechanism is mounted to receive the loosefill insulation material exiting the shredding chamber. The discharge mechanism is configured to distribute the loosefill insulation material into an airstream. A blower is configured to provide the airstream flowing through the discharge mechanism. The angle between the first portion of the chute and the second portion of the chute is configured to control the descent of the loosefill insulation material into the shredding chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Christopher M. Relyea, Brandon Robinson
  • Patent number: 10578100
    Abstract: A high-pressure pump comprising an elongated casing and a hollow interior formed along a central axis thereof. At least one partition may be axially fixed within the elongated casing such that it divides the hollow interior. First and second pressure differential devices may be disposed on opposite sides of the at least one partition and each have a rotary shaft extending there through. A first rotary shaft extending through the first pressure differential device may be axially fixed by the at least one partition and rotationally fixed to a second rotary shaft extending through the second pressure differential device. The high-pressure pump may be driven by a servomotor and used in a high-pressure press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: NOVATEK IP, LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Scott Dahlgren
  • Patent number: 10550352
    Abstract: A method of extracting oil from oilseed comprising pressing seeds within a screw press including a screw auger rotatably mounted within a cylindrical expeller body, wherein the expeller body comprises a feed section, a compression section, and a discharge section, wherein at least one outlet is provided in the expeller body, preferably in or adjacent the feed section of the expeller, said method comprising the step of controlling the temperature of at least the compression section of the expeller by means such that the temperature of the material within the compression section does not exceed the glass transition temperature of the seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: University of Ulster
    Inventors: Neil James Hewitt, Marcio Fernandes Novaes
  • Patent number: 10543487
    Abstract: A jaw crusher including a fixed jaw and a movable jaw for forming a crushing chamber therebetween which is open at the top, the fixed jaw including a first wear part mounted thereto and the movable jaw including a pitman and a second wear part mounted thereto. The crushing chamber includes an upper section, a middle section, and a lower section having equal heights (h). The pitman is bearing-mounted to an eccentric shaft and to at least one slide member. The at least one slide member is configured to slide in a direction substantially perpendicular to the vertical diagonal of the crushing chamber. A method for crushing mineral material in a jaw crusher or a crushing plant is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Metso Minerals, Inc.
    Inventor: Keijo Viilo
  • Patent number: 10542725
    Abstract: A device for maintenance of floor cover material present on an animal-shed floor in an animal shed, and including: a pick-up mechanism, a press, a moisture collector, and a moisture supply mechanism. The pick-up mechanism is configured to pick up floor cover material from the animal-shed floor and supply it to the press, the press is configured to press the supplied floor cover material and to supply moisture which has been squeezed out to the moisture collector and to convey pressed floor cover material to the animal-shed floor. The moisture supply mechanism is configured to supply moisture to the floor cover material which has been picked up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: LELY PATENT N.V.
    Inventors: Renatus Ignatius Josephus Fransen, Frank Gerard Regelink, Karel Van Den Berg
  • Patent number: 10543490
    Abstract: An arrangement and method for detaching an adhering charge from an inner wall of a grinding tube, wherein the grinding tube is rotated backwards in a drive-free manner from a pre-determinable, assumed rotary position by the weight force of the adhering charge, where at least one movement state variable of the grinding tube is detected and the grinding tube is braked while being rotated back in dependence on the at least one detected movement state variable in order to detach the adhering charge from the inner wall of the grinding tube, and where the arrangement includes a detecting device, a drive unit, a braking device and a control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rudolf Boehnlein, Dirk Mensing, Juergen Thuilot, Bernd Wacker
  • Patent number: 10532392
    Abstract: A workpiece conveying apparatus includes: a conveying table including a workpiece supporting mechanism; a first arm and a second arm each having one end pivotally coupled to the conveying table; a first moving unit coupled to another end of the first arm; a second moving unit coupled to another end of the second arm; and a posture control unit configured to control a posture of the conveying table through control of an angle between the conveying table and one of the first arm and the second arm, in which the first and second moving units are movable by a moving mechanism in a workpiece conveying direction, in which the conveying table is lifted up and down through a change of an interval between the first and second moving units, and in which these moving units are moved in the same direction to convey the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Takao Ito
  • Patent number: 10532361
    Abstract: The invention is a method for producing milled elastomer, comprising the steps of directing a liquid jet from at least one nozzle on an elastomeric material moving in an at least partially transversal direction with respect to the discharge direction of the at least one nozzle. In the method according to the invention the liquid jet directed on the elastomeric material has a pressure of 650-1350 bar, and the elastomeric material is moved with respect to the at least one nozzle such that, in a first phase adapted for disintegrating a surface of the elastomeric material, the elastomeric material has a first forward-feed rate of 10 to 20 mm/s at a point of impact of the liquid jet in a direction transverse to the discharge direction, and, in a second phase after disintegrating the surface, the elastomeric material has a second forward-feed rate being decreased with 35-65% compared to the first forward-feed rate. The invention is, furthermore, an apparatus for producing milled elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: AquaJet Zrt.
    Inventors: Gyorgy Moldovan, Gabor Kostyal, Ferenc Gyorgy Kostyal, Antal Csako
  • Patent number: 10525476
    Abstract: A crusher is disclosed having a rotatable eccentric, a main shaft supported to the eccentric, a piston for adjusting the vertical position of the main shaft and an axial thrust bearing between the lower end of the main shaft and the piston. The thrust bearing has an upper bearing attached to the lower end of the main shaft, a lower bearing attached to the piston, and a pressure plate between the upper bearing and the lower bearing. A circular groove or expansion is formed onto the pressure plate. A releasing member is attached to a crusher structure outside of the pressure plate. The releasing member has a circular lip directed to the direction of the pressure plate. Part of the lip is in the groove or above the part of the extension. The releasing member is attached to the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Metso Minerals, Inc.
    Inventors: Kari Kuvaja, Aki Lautala
  • Patent number: 10518308
    Abstract: A rolling mill includes a frame, at least one pair of working cylinders capable of defining the air gap of the strip to be rolled, as well at least one line for spraying a lubricant and/or coolant fluid, arranged next to the plane of the strip to be rolled. The line is rigidly connected to the frame via a hinged mechanical link, the mechanical link including a resilient unit forcing the line into at least one operational position, toward the plane of the strip, and allowing, in the event that a force on the line tends to separate the line, greater than a threshold value, the deformation of the resilient unit against the return force thereof, and thus the retraction of the line toward a position separated from the at least one operational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: FIVES DMS
    Inventor: Conrad Ernst De La Graete
  • Patent number: 10517435
    Abstract: A coffee mill 1 to which the present invention is applied includes a milling unit 2 which mills, with an inner blade 8, coffee beans 5, a drive shaft 3 in which one end is cooperatively coupled to the inner blade 8 and in which on the shaft center 23 of the other end, a rectangular shaft portion 21 is formed that has a predetermined twist around at least part of the shaft center in a shaft center direction and that is rectangular in cross section and an operating handle 4 to which a rectangle shaft hole 22 that is rectangular in plan view is open and which is coupled to the drive shaft 3 by externally fitting the rectangular shaft hole 22 to the rectangular shaft portion 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN PORLEX & CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Kanazawa
  • Patent number: 10512958
    Abstract: A plurality of water removing nozzles of a water removing apparatus comprise one or more of a single far water removing nozzle and a far water removing nozzle group. The single far water removing nozzle forms a far end water removal single area that does not include one end but includes the other end in the width direction of a steel sheet conveyance plane. The far water removing nozzle group forms the far end water removal single area and one or more inner water removal single areas that do not include either end in the width direction of the steel sheet conveyance plane, in such a manner that the far end water removal single area and the one or more inner water removal single areas are aligned in order from the one end side to the other end side while overlapping with each other in the width direction of the steel sheet conveyance plane and aligned in order from the upstream side to the downstream side without overlapping in the conveyance direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Serizawa, Shinsuke Kai
  • Patent number: 10486163
    Abstract: A comminuting unit for a comminuting device for comminuting feed material, in particular a knife basket, with a plurality of rod-shaped blade supports concentrically arranged about an axis, which at their ends are each rigidly connected with a support ring or supporting disc that are concentric to the axis. At least one of the blade supports has a receptacle for securing a knife assembly having a chipping blade, wherein the blades of all chipping blades have a common radial distance from the axis. Between the blade support and the knife assembly at least one adjusting device is provided, with which the radial distance is adjustable. The receptacle has a receiving strip and a clamping strip, which are mounted in axially parallel position detachably on the blade support, the knife assembly being tensioned against the receiving strip via the clamping strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Hartmut Pallmann, Volker Degel
  • Patent number: 10478825
    Abstract: A portable grinder for herb or vegetative material comprises a top section having a motor and disc with a plurality of top grinding knives protruding downward, a middle section having a plurality of bottom grinding knives protruding upward and a plurality of apertures, and a bottom section. In one embodiment, ground material is discharged through apertures in the middle section, where the size is regulated by a screen, and/or is retained in the middle section until the top section is removed. In a further embodiment, the grinder may be operated electrically or manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: LUVNKURE INC.
    Inventor: Heba Mroue
  • Patent number: 10464104
    Abstract: A method is provided for verifying operative parameters of a selecting device of a machine for forming springs, configured for subdividing the springs formed by a spring forming device of a spring forming machine in at least one first group corresponding to springs having dimensional parameters falling into predefined tolerance values, and a second group corresponding to springs having dimensional parameters varying from the predefined tolerance values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SIMPLEX RAPID S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Boschiero, Paolo Boschiero
  • Patent number: 10456790
    Abstract: A machine is provided including a receptacle for loading waste, a shredder, and a pusher to push waste toward the shredder. The receptacle has a constant cross-section between a waste loading opening and a communication opening with the shredder, and the pusher is a plate translatable in the receptacle, parallel to the axis along which the receptacle has the constant cross-section. The plate is dimensioned such that only an interstice exists between the plate edge wall and the walls defining the receptacle; the plate is movable between a withdrawn position able to be freed from said waste loading opening, and an end-of-travel position situated near the communication opening. The machine comprises a sealing gasket movable between a retracted position, which does not hinder the mobility of the plate in the receptacle, and a sealing position, which produces, in the end-of-travel position of the plate, sealing between the plate and the receptacle walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TESALYS
    Inventors: Patrick Hengl, Emmanuel Hengl
  • Patent number: 10441954
    Abstract: A single-disc refiner (1) has a stationary refining element (2) and an opposed rotatable refining element (12), each of which has a radially inner blade element (4, 14) providing an inner refining surface area and a radially outer blade element providing an outer refining surface area. The inner and outer refining surface areas of each refining element together provide a refining surface of the refining element, the refining surfaces defining a feed zone (29) followed by a treatment zone (30) with a transition point therebetween located at a radial distance of 70-90% from the center of the refiner or at a radial distance of 50-80% from the innermost edge (25, 27) of the refining element or at a radial distance of 20-50% from the inner edge (34) of the outer blade element (8, 18, 33) towards the outermost edge (26, 28, 35) of the refining element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Petteri Vuorio, Jari Saarinen, Jari Heikkinen, Lauri Talikka