Patents Examined by Onekki Jolly
  • Patent number: 9764329
    Abstract: A rotary milling system includes a rotatable cylinder, a discharge grate, a movable flap valve into and out of engagement with the grate, a discharge housing surrounding the grate, and a conveying pipe extending from the discharge housing. The cylinder can include grinding media for abrading a product when the cylinder is rotated. The product can be in either a dry form or within a liquid medium. Upon conclusion of the milling, the flap valve can be opened to allow the milled product to pass through the grate and into the discharge housing. A negative pressure can be applied to draw the milled product through the conveying pipe into a separator tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: AARON ENGINEERED PROCESS EQUIPMENT, INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey R. Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9750264
    Abstract: A meat grinding reclamation system is disclosed herein. The system uses a plate having a plurality of holes through which meat is processed, and a smaller number of waste material indentations that feed waste material away from the meat into separate uniform curved openings. The center of the plate is provided with a shaft opening, which allows use of a center drive shaft across the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Rome, Ltd.
    Inventors: Philip Charles Alexander Metcalf, Charles Arthur William Metcalf
  • Patent number: 9737092
    Abstract: An herbal grinder and reservoir having a conical shape wherein said herbal grinder comprises a top grinding cap and a grinding section comprising a plurality of grinding knives; and wherein said grinding section comprises a plate having a drop through pattern for allowing ground material to exit the grinding section and fall into the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: ASPENDAM, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Grumbacher, David Markle
  • Patent number: 9731434
    Abstract: Plastic sheet elements (19) having a size and deformation suitable for use as a filling material in pillows, duvets and the like are manufactured by feeding one or more plastic sheets to a shredding apparatus (6) which has a rotating drum (9). Loosely hanging knives (12) are mounted (11) near an outermost edge of the drum (9), and are pivoted outwards during rotation to thereby cut, deform and twist the sheet to form “curly” elements (19), which are sucked out through openings (14) in a screen (8) located below the drum (9). By adjusting the feeding of the sheet (4), the rotation of the drum (9) and the magnitude of the negative pressure, various sizes and configurations of cut individual sheet elements (19) are produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Fossflakes A/S
    Inventor: Adam Foss
  • Patent number: 9723810
    Abstract: An apparatus for mixing and cutting animal feed including a container with a sidewall, a rotary mixing and cutting device positioned inside the container and arranged to be driven by a driving unit. At least one counter element is provided at the sidewall. The apparatus includes a positioning device for moving the counter element between a retracted position and an inserted position, and a control unit to control the positioning device of the counter element and arranged to determine an indication of the amount of instantaneous power consumed by the driving units for driving the rotary mixing and cutting device and to control positioning device based on the determined indication of the amount of instantaneous power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: LELY PATENT N.V.
    Inventors: Arie Huyzer, Howard Sie, Jan Lambertus Pastoor, Jan Martinus Van Kuilenburg
  • Patent number: 9708765
    Abstract: A refining plate segment for a mechanical refiner of lignocellulosic material including: a refining surface on a substrate, wherein the refining surface faces a refining surface of an opposing refiner plate, the refining surface including bars and grooves between the bars, wherein an angle of each bar with respect to a radial line corresponding to the bar increases at least 15 degrees along a radially outward direction, and the angle is a holdback angle in a range of 10 to 45 degrees at the periphery of the refining surface, and wherein the bars each include a leading sidewall having an irregular surface, wherein the irregular surface includes protrusions extending outwardly from the sidewall towards a sidewall on an adjacent bar and the irregular surface extends from at or near the outer periphery of the refining surface extends radially inwardly along the bars without reaching an inlet of the refining surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Andritz Inc.
    Inventor: Luc Gingras
  • Patent number: 9669411
    Abstract: A shredder has cutter elements for destroying articles (paper) and a feed mechanism for advancing paper from a stack in a tray into cutters for shredding. The feed mechanism has a feed member provided adjacent to the tray with an elastic arm for engaging and disengaging the stack. The feed member rotates in a feeding direction about an axle, with the elastic arm elastically deforming to apply pressure to feed paper atop the stack to the cutters. The elastic arm can include a protruding tip that is inserted into the stack. The tray includes a curved feed bed to assist in feeding paper into the cutters and deforming the elastic arm. A pivot arm can also move the feed member relative to the tray (e.g., vertically). A disengagement mechanism can hold the feed mechanism in an inoperable feeding position when a drawer or tray is moved into an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: FELLOWES, INC.
    Inventors: Tai Hoon K. Matlin, Dipan Pravin Surati, Dennis William Gruber
  • Patent number: 9669410
    Abstract: A shredding machine for domestic or office use having a feed passage 3 leading to a cutting mechanism 10, 11 powered by an electric motor, has a thickness measuring device 15 for measuring the thickness of bundles of paper fed through the feed passage and the machine is controlled by a microprocessor which receives signals from the thickness measuring device and prevents the cutting mechanism from being energized if the thickness measured is above a threshold determined by the microprocessor. The microprocessor varies the threshold in accordance with electrical supply voltage, the electric motor temperature and the electric current drawn by the motor during a previous shredding operation, so that the maximum thickness the shredder will accept can be reduced automatically when motor temperature increases or as the effectiveness of the machine deteriorates throughout its working life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Paul A. Aries, Michael D. Sawford
  • Patent number: 9669412
    Abstract: This invention relates to a micronizing device for fluid jet mills which presents a containing body (2) internally delimiting a substantially cylindrical grinding chamber (3), a plurality of nozzles (18), each presenting a mouth (22) opening onto a radially internal side wall (8) of the grinding chamber (3), a supply duct (9) for material to be micronized, opening into the grinding chamber (3) and at least one injection duct (12) for pressurized fluid, in fluid communication with said nozzles (18). The nozzles (18) present a pressurized fluid injection direction (X-X) which is tangent to an imaginary circle included inside the grinding chamber (3). The radially internal side wall (8) presents, at each nozzle (18), a first portion (23) which is substantially perpendicular to the injection direction (X-X) of the respective nozzle (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: FYDEC HOLDING SA
    Inventor: Aleardo Cattivelli
  • Patent number: 9642312
    Abstract: A bale processor of a type for tearing apart a bale of forage material into filamentary material includes a shredder rotor with blades that remove filamentary portions of the bale and delivers such filamentary material directly to a multiple fan blower for blowing such filamentary material directly to and out of a delivery chute. An independent dual discharge feature permits discharge out of either side and/or one or more blowers placed closer to the shredder rotor can be used independently of the dual discharge feature and the multiple fan blower feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Lucas B. Graham, Luke A. Mushitz, Philip D. Stam
  • Patent number: 9623418
    Abstract: A wear tip holder for holding a wear tip adjacent to an outflow opening of a vertical rotor wall of a rotor of a VSI crusher includes a mounting plate for mounting the wear tip holder to the rotor wall. The mounting plate has a mounting face for facing the rotor wall to which it is to be mounted, and opposite the mounting face, a wear face for facing the interior of the rotor. A wear body is connected to the mounting plate and is provided with an elongate wear tip recess for holding the wear tip. At least one material retention groove extends along the wear tip recess at a position upstream, as seen in a direction of an intended flow of material to be crushed, of the wear tip recess. The material retention groove has an upstream groove wall and a downstream groove wall, the downstream groove wall forming an acute angle with the wear face for retaining material to be crushed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB
    Inventors: Rowan Dallimore, Knut Kjaerran, Andreas Forsberg
  • Patent number: 9623420
    Abstract: A material collider apparatus includes at least one rotor disposed for rotational movement having a plurality of circumferentially disposed pockets, each of the pockets retaining a portion of a flow velocity regulator and an adjustable retention mechanism. The adjustable retention mechanism includes a first wedge portion and a second wedge portion, the wedge portion each having inclined surfaces that are engaged with one another. An actuating member is disposed through the first and second wedge portions, in which the second wedge portion includes a mounting surface in contact with an edge of the velocity regulator and the first wedge portion includes a mounting surface in contact with an edge surface of the pocket. The second wedge portion is movable relative to said first wedge portion when the actuating member is engaged, thereby permitting tightening and release of the velocity regulator in a defined rotor pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: Henry Scott Dobrovosky, Richard James O'Neal, Bret Xavier Faircloth
  • Patent number: 9623419
    Abstract: A wear tip holder for holding a wear tip adjacent to an outflow opening of a vertical rotor wall of a rotor of a VSI crusher includes a mounting plate for mounting the wear tip holder to the rotor wall. The mounting plate has a mounting face for facing a segment of the rotor wall to which it is to be mounted and a wear face, opposite the mounting face, for facing the interior of the rotor. A side wall extends between the mounting face and the wear face. The side wall includes a material retention surface facing, when in use, the rotor wall segment, thereby allowing material to be trapped under the material retention face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB
    Inventors: Rowan Dallimore, Knut Kjaerran, Andreas Forsberg
  • Patent number: 9610585
    Abstract: A shredder mechanism is disclosed herein including first and second shredder portions positioned opposite one another and defining a slot therebetween. The first and second shredder portions each include a longitudinal support having more upper fins and a plurality of lower fins. each defining a shaft receptacle. A shaft is positioned between the upper and lower fins positioned within the shaft receptacles. A plurality of cutting blades are mounted to the shaft and extend into the slot. Each of the one or more upper fins and the plurality of lower fins extend among the plurality of cutting blades. The longitudinal support includes upper and lower support portions having the one or more upper fins secured to the upper support portion and the plurality of lower fins secured to the lower support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: New United Office Equipments Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Licheng Zhou, Jian Chen, Qing Li, Haiting Chen, Ziqiang Ding, Jianbo Qi
  • Patent number: 9561508
    Abstract: A roller for a roller grinder, the roller including a shaft and a grinding shell in the form of a tubular sleeve and having an inner face to be retained around the shaft. The roller grinder is characterized in that the shaft includes two shaft parts, each shaft part having a respective inner end portion, wherein the inner end portions are arranged to be positioned facing each other and include coupling portions arranged to couple the inner end portions of the respective shaft parts to each other, thereby forming the shaft. The disclosure further relates to a method for assembling a roller for a roller grinder, the roller including a shaft and a grinding shell in the form of a tubular sleeve and having an inner face to be retained around the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Metso Brasil Industria E Comercio LTDA
    Inventors: Andrzej Niklewski, Paulo Barscevicius
  • Patent number: 9539580
    Abstract: A meat grinding reclamation system is disclosed herein. The system uses a conical feed screw. The conical feed screw is provided with a shaft and two flights. The first flight changes from a constant diameter to an expanding diameter. The second flight is provided co-helically along the shaft with a portion of the first flight. As both flights expand in diameter, meat processed through the meat grinding reclamation system accelerates, dislodging undesirable material such as gristle from the meat, before the meat decreases in velocity to present the meat for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Rome, Ltd.
    Inventors: Philip Charles Alexander Metcalf, Charles Arthur William Metcalf
  • Patent number: 9539741
    Abstract: The invention at hand relates to a rotor disk (1) to be inserted into a receptacle (2) for the treatment of polymers, having a disk body (3) on whose top side (4) mixing and/or comminuting tools (5) are providable and on whose opposite underside (6) a number of conveying ribs (7) extending from the interior to the exterior are provided with which during operation polymer particles are transportable towards the exterior or, respectively, that during operation exert a force directed from the center (8) of the rotor disk (1) towards the exterior on the polymer particles grasped by the conveying ribs (7). In accordance with the invention it is provided that the conveying ribs (7) are curved concavely in the direction of rotation or, respectively, of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: EREMA ENGINEERING RECYCLING MASCHINEN UND ANLAGEN GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventors: Manfred Hackl, Klaus Feichtinger, Gerhard Wendelin
  • Patent number: 9539581
    Abstract: Methods and system for recovering metals from combustion ash containing ferrous and nonferrous metals, including the steps of providing a feedstock source of ash, comminuting the ash to substantially reduce the particle size and liberate metal particles therein, separating the metal particles from the comminuted ash by particle size to obtain ash with a reduced metal content, at least one ferrous product and at least one nonferrous product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Materials Recovery Company
    Inventors: John W. Pickens, James H. Riccardi
  • Patent number: 9527086
    Abstract: A gyratory crusher includes a frame and a crushing head which is arranged rotatably about a substantially vertical shaft. The frame has an upper frame portion and a lower frame portion. The lower frame portion includes a hub. The hub has a centralized arranged through hole with a center axis extending through the hole and the hub. The hole is arranged to cooperate with the shaft being rotatably arranged in the hole. The hub is connected by arms to the lower frame portion and includes a drive ring pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB
    Inventors: Henrik Johansson, Martin Nilsson
  • Patent number: 9522399
    Abstract: A food processor includes a bowl with a removable lid. Food items are advanced into the bowl through a feed tube formed in the lid where they are cut by a cutting assembly. The cutting assembly is positionable between a plurality of cutting positions to produce cut food items of varying thicknesses. The food processor includes an adjustment assembly operable to move the cutting assembly between the plurality of cutting positions. The adjustment assembly includes a user-operated control device that is secured to the cutting assembly. The user-operated control device extends through a slot defined in the removable lid such that an upper end of the user-operated control device is positioned outside of the processing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael P. Conti, Thomas Gillette, David J. Gushwa, Duane M. Kobos, Anthony Roberts, Nicholas Stuart