Patents Examined by Kalyanavenkateshware Kumar
  • Patent number: 10894225
    Abstract: A system for processing solid and liquid waste includes a first shale shaker, a second shale shaker, a submersible pump, a centrifugal pump, a first collection tank, a second collection tank, a mud cleaner assembly, a variable frequency drive (VFD) centrifugal solid-liquid separator, and a water clarifying assembly. The first shale shaker is in fluid communication with the second shale shaker through the submersible pump. The second shale shaker is in fluid communication with the centrifugal pump through the first collection tank. The centrifugal pump is in fluid communication with the mud cleaner assembly. The mud cleaner assembly is in fluid communication with the VFD centrifugal solid-liquid separator through the water clarifying assembly. Resultantly, the system discharges a flow of usable water through the VFD centrifugal solid-liquid separator as an initial load of solid and liquid waste is inputted into the first shale shaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Clean Slurry Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Barry Lynn Sorteberg
  • Patent number: 10888877
    Abstract: A centrifuge for separating minerals by specific gravity is disclosed. The centrifuge rotates to circulate slurry across a collection region and to subject slurry in the collection region to centripetal forces that facilitate stratification within the collection region by the specific gravity of the constituent minerals of the slurry. Energy, such as acoustic energy, is coupled with the collection region and enhances the stratification by specific gravity within the collection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Jody G. Robbins
  • Patent number: 10889946
    Abstract: A system and method for removing rolls of synthetic turf by connecting a strip of synthetic turf to one or more winches powered by batteries or solar cells, the synthetic turf connected to the winches by a series of winch cables and a pull bar having one or more synthetic turf clamps, whereby once connected, the winches retract the winch cables thereby inverting the synthetic turf and moving the pull bar and synthetic turf across a connected comb. The comb has wheels, a frame, and agitating members such that when the synthetic turf is pulled over the comb, the comb causes vibrations in the synthetic turf so that the infill is displaced from the synthetic turf where the infill may then be collected in a receptacle below for transportation and recycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Mast, Scott Hodges, Robert Konkel
  • Patent number: 10835927
    Abstract: A system and process for sorting and recovery of recyclable materials, and in particular, sorting and recovery of recyclable materials from mixed waste comprising municipal solid waste in a materials recovery facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: WM INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Bob Torriere
  • Patent number: 10828632
    Abstract: A method for separation of at least one catalyst or adsorbent from a homogeneous mixture of catalysts or adsorbents, used in a method for treatment of gas or hydrocarbon feedstock, in which the grains of catalysts or adsorbents are separated according to a sorting threshold corresponding to a content of the constituent element that is sought and defined by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: Eurecat S.A., IFP Energies Nouvelles
    Inventors: Thierry Gauthier, Charles Philippe Lienemann, Wilfried Weiss, Pierre Dufresne, Pauline Galliou
  • Patent number: 10828648
    Abstract: THIS invention relates to froth flotation, and more specifically to a froth flotation cell and an internal sand removal arrangement for the froth flotation cell. The froth flotation cell included a tank having an operatively lower zone, an intermediate zone and an operatively upper zone, and a central dispersing chamber disposed in the intermediate zone of the tank. A slurry inlet is located in the operatively lower zone of the tank, and a slurry outlet conduit extends from the operatively upper zone of the tank towards a slurry outlet. The froth flotation cell is characterised in that the operatively lower zone is also selectively in flow communication with the slurry outlet of the tank, in order for slurry located in the operatively lower zone of the tank selectively to be displaceable into the slurry outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Johannes Gideon Andries Swanepoel
  • Patent number: 10810694
    Abstract: A computer controlled mail piece assembly and wrapping system discloses a process for culling candidate mail pieces from bulk mail pieces, a mail piece feeder, a mail piece reader coupled to the feeder that identifies suitable candidate mail pieces, a collator coupled to the feeder for collating multiple identified mail pieces, a buffer coupled to the collator for regulating the delivery rate of the multiple mail pieces exiting to a wrap inserter, a wrap inserter coupled to the buffer for wrapping mail pieces and selected inserts into a mailing container, a printer interfaced with the wrap inserter for printing information onto the mailing container; an outstacker coupled to the wrap inserter for transferring envelope wrapped mail pieces and selected inserts to a desired location, and a computer with suitable programming for operating the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Broadridge Output Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Delfer, Marc Fagan, Brett Flickner, Daniel Saldana, Charles Preston, Matthew Leettola, Chris Pettigrew, Khi Lam, Christopher Codde, Randy Franklin, Paul Rudolph
  • Patent number: 10808475
    Abstract: A system for separating components from a slurry of drilling fluid and drill cuttings on a shaker screen having an upper side and a lower side within a shaker. The system also has a pressure differential generator to pull an effective volume of air through a section of the shaker screen to enhance the flow of drilling fluid through the section of the shaker screen and the separation of drilling fluid from drill cuttings and further maintain an effective flow of drill cuttings off the shaker. A method of separating components of a slurry of drilling fluids and solids has the steps of delivering the slurry to a shaker, flowing the slurry over a first screen and applying an effective amount of vacuum to a first portion of the first screen to remove the drilling fluids from the slurry without stalling the solids on the first screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventor: Brian S. Carr
  • Patent number: 10807125
    Abstract: The group of inventions can be used in agriculture as well as the food, chemical, mining, metallurgical and construction industries for the fractional separation of bulk mixtures. The group of inventions consists of a method of impeller-driven injection of gas in aerodynamic separator, wherein the gas flow is directed at an angle required for the separation process by tilting the impeller axis. Then the flow of gas is divided into inner and outer flows by an internal conical ring 5. After that the inner and outer flows are straightened by directing them through profiled blades of the inner and outer sections 6 of the stator 4. The slowdown of the flow in the center is eliminated by an exhaust cone 7. Finally, the sectional shape of the flow is changed from round to square or rectangular by passing the flow through supply channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Vadym Volodymyrovych Burukin, Andriy Volodymyrovych Burukin, Oleksandr Ihorovych Skladannyi
  • Patent number: 10799818
    Abstract: A screen assembly for a vibrating shaker is provided. The screen assembly utilizes an elastomeric gasket having a flat profile section and a bulb profile section, wherein said bulb profile section has a hollow interior and is configured so as to form a notched profile section where said bulb profile section connects to said flat profile section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Ruff Equipment, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Wiseman
  • Patent number: 10799882
    Abstract: A method and system is used to process slag material to yield by-products including a finished iron rich product and a finished low iron fines product. The by-products may include a finished high iron product and a finished medium iron product. The method and system include size classifying the material into a plurality of sized groups prior to using magnetic separation to separate at least one of the sized groups into two portions having differing magnetic susceptibilities. The method and system may include more than one phase of size classifying the material into a plurality of sized groups and using magnetic separation to separate at least one of the sized groups into portions, where the average size of the material remaining after one phase is reduced prior to the subsequent phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Mid-American Gunite, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Keaton, Keith P. Masserant, Lawrence I. Masserant
  • Patent number: 10777033
    Abstract: The paper sheet redirecting unit (60) for changing a direction of a paper sheet configured to support one side of the paper sheet and change the direction of the paper sheet while transferring the paper sheet; and an other-side redirecting member (62) configured to support the other side of the paper sheet in a state of coming in contact with the one-side redirecting member (61) and to change the direction of the paper sheet while transferring the paper sheet, wherein if a power is transmitted to the one-side redirecting member (61) or the other-side redirecting member (62), the one-side redirecting member (61) and the other-side redirecting member (62) are operated in company with each other, thereby discharging the paper sheet while changing the direction of the paper sheet to be inputted between the one-side redirecting member (61) and the other-side redirecting member (62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI TERMINAL SOLUTIONS KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-Chan Kim, Bong-Seob Oh, Seon-Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 10766055
    Abstract: A system and associated method is provided for sorting parts, which includes a conveyor system for receiving and circulating a plurality of randomly presented parts, a sorting buffer for accumulating selected parts from the plurality of randomly presented parts in an assigned buffer location, and a sequencing system for sequencing the accumulated selected parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: James Clete Culp, Stanley E. Sankaran
  • Patent number: 10745210
    Abstract: A sorter including a conveying system to transport items to be sorted. A plurality of lanes are configured to accept the items from the conveying system. A scanner reads information about the items to be sorted. The information including a destination for the item. A controller is in communication with the scanner to receive the destination for the items being sorted and is adapted to open and close selected ones of the plurality of lanes to receive items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Brynn C. Aljoe, Bo Dillon
  • Patent number: 10730078
    Abstract: An automated shuttle sorter is disclosed that includes a carriage that is movable from a load position at which the carriage may be loaded, and at least two destination locations into which any contents of the carriage may be provided from the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 10722922
    Abstract: A material sorting system sorts materials utilizing a vision system that implements a machine learning system in order to identify or classify each of the materials, which are then sorted into separate groups based on such an identification or classification determining that the materials are composed of either wrought aluminum or cast aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: UHV Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nalin Kumar, Manuel Gerardo Garcia, Jr., Isha Kamleshbhai Maun
  • Patent number: 10717113
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a material, preferably a plastic material, comprising foreign substances, characterised in that the material further comprises fluorescent compounds, and a process for sorting a mixture of materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Polysecure GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Baque, Jochen Moesslein
  • Patent number: 10712195
    Abstract: A food processing system and a method for processing and batching food items conveyed by a conveyor means where the batches fulfil at least one target criteria including at least one weight target, including a first weight determining means for determining the weight of incoming food items, a batching system, a food item separation device positioned downstream in relation to the first weight determining means and upstream in relation to the batching system, and a control system for controlling the batching system and the food item separation device. The controlling including, repeatedly: monitoring the weight of the incoming food items, determining, based on the weight of the incoming food items, a prospect indicator indicating the prospect to meet the target criteria for the batches such that each batch fulfils the at least one target criteria, and comparing if the prospect indicator fulfils a pre-defined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MAREL A/S
    Inventors: Henning Skrædderdal, Henrik Kristiansen
  • Patent number: 10710119
    Abstract: A material sorting system sorts materials utilizing a vision system that implements a machine learning system in order to identify or classify each of the materials, which are then sorted into separate groups based on such an identification or classification. The material sorting system may include an x-ray fluorescence system to perform a classification of the materials in combination with the vision system, whereby the classification efforts of the vision system and x-ray fluorescence system are combined in order to classify and sort the materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: UHV Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nalin Kumar, Manuel Gerardo Garcia, Jr., Kanishka Tyagi
  • Patent number: 10702875
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and system for the environmental remediation of materials that are contaminated with heavy minerals, such as heavy metals. The invention finds utility in removing heavy minerals from materials such as soils, sediments, mine tailings and ores. The invention provides a means for removing heavy minerals from contaminated materials without the use of water while reducing the generation of dust. Thus, the invention provides an environmentally friendly method for the remediation of sites that are contaminated with heavy minerals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Vortex Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Snyder, Jackie R. See