Patents Examined by Onekki Jolly
  • Patent number: 9511373
    Abstract: A method and a device for the cold mechanical production of organic fibrous materials or granular materials. At least one load having organic material containing fibers is introduced into an interior (2) of a device (1) for breaking up the materials via an impact loading. During operation, the at least one load is broken up, in the interior (2), via an impact loading. Following processing, an organic fibrous material or an organic granular material is removed from the interior (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bengel, Stepan Kusche
  • Patent number: 9505009
    Abstract: A storage, grinder and dosage dispensing device having a top cap body, a middle section body and a bottom cup. The middle section body rotatably engages the top cap body beneath the plurality of downwardly protruding top grinding knives. The bottom cup removably attaches to the top cap body or the middle section body forming an airtight storage chamber. The storage, grinder and dosage dispensing device is configured to simultaneously grind and tear material inserted into the top cap body by the plurality of downwardly protruding top grinding knives and a plurality of grinding teeth in an upper section of the middle section body as the top cap body is rotated on the middle section body creating ground material, which is then passed through a plurality of holes to a middle section chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Wein, Munear Ashton Kouzbari, Stephen Douglas Alexander
  • Patent number: 9494319
    Abstract: A system for detecting a combustion-related condition in a pulverizer includes a pulverizer configured to receive coal chunks via an inlet, to grind the coal chunks into coal powder and to output the coal powder via an outlet. The system includes sensors configured to detect heat input characteristics supplied to the pulverizer and heat output characteristics emitted from the pulverizer. The system also includes a controller configured to determine, based on signals from the sensors, whether a combustion-related condition exists in the pulverizer based on a heat balance function including the heat input characteristics and the heat output characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventors: James P. Sutton, David C. Saunders, Rebecca Lynn Tobiasz, Gerald Chase
  • Patent number: 9475061
    Abstract: A paper shredder includes a housing, cutters positioned in the housing, and a feeder base coupled to the housing and adapted to support a stack of papers. The feeder base includes a feeder slot through which paper passes for shredding in the cutters. The feeder base further includes an aperture formed in the feeder base at a location spaced from the feeder slot. The aperture provides a pathway between a top surface of the feeder base and a waste area below the feeder base and has an edge with multiple surfaces that enhance an ability of the edge to peel away sheets of paper from the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: ACCO UK Limited
    Inventors: Paul A. Aries, Kaushik Patel
  • Patent number: 9468930
    Abstract: A rotatable throat assembly for a coal pulverizer which includes a plurality of throat segments secured to a ring seat in the pulverizer, a plurality of ledge cover segments on the throat segments, and a plurality of air seal segments secured on top of the ledge cover segments wherein the air seal segments each includes a layer of flexible, durable, high temperature-resistant polymer/rubber material projecting to within close proximity to the inner wall of the pulverizer to substantially block air flow between the rotatable throat assembly and the inner wall of the pulverizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Techinomics, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce N Alfee
  • Patent number: 9463466
    Abstract: A rotating tapering cone or tube is used for separating liquid from trash. The cone or tube is constructed of either a wire mesh or parallel slats. The cone or tube is located in a complete trash disposal system. At the front of the system there is a trash intake funnel which delivers the trash to a device for shredding the trash which will deliver the shredded trash to the tapered cone including a high speed air stream. The tube is rotated at a high rate of speed whereby any fluid in the shredded trash will be expelled through the surface of the tube by way of a centrifugal and an intensive air speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: David Mark Decherd
  • Patent number: 9452395
    Abstract: Device for dispersing a water-soluble polymer including a rotor equipped with knives, a fixed stator, over all or part of the periphery of the chamber, a ring fed by a secondary water circuit, characterised in that the rotor knives and the stator are made out of austeno-ferritic stainless steel and in that the stator comes in the form of a cylinder in the wall of which are cut vertical slits produced on part of the height of the wall, the slits having a width of between 150 and 700 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: S.P.C.M. SA
    Inventors: Philippe Jeronimo, Emmanuel Pich, Eric Denjean
  • Patent number: 9446413
    Abstract: A planetary mill is disclosed. The planetary mill comprises a self-balancing milling assembly comprising a pair of elongate floating milling chambers arranged in parallel to and on opposite sides of a main axis wherein the milling chambers are free to move outwards in a direction radial to the main axis, a drive assembly for rotating the milling assembly in a first direction of rotation about the main axis, and at least one of belt surrounding the pair of floating milling chambers such that when the milling assembly rotates about the main axis, the at least one belt limits a radial travel outwards of each of the milling chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: N-WERKZ INC.
    Inventors: Pierre Blanchard, Tony Addona, George E. Kim
  • Patent number: 9439360
    Abstract: A bale shredder apparatus may comprise a frame and a bale hopper mounted on the frame and defining an interior bale chamber for receiving a bale to be shredded with a bale feed opening. A bale shredding assembly may be in communication with the bale chamber through the opening to shred a bale in the bale chamber. A side wall of the hopper may be movable away from the primary side wall to permit removal of a bale from the bale chamber. A primary bale movement assembly may move a bale in a lateral direction toward the opening and a secondary bale movement assembly may move the bale in a direction substantially transverse to the lateral direction. A shredding rotor of the shredding assembly may include at least one brace including at least one leg extending outwardly from the outer surface of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventors: Ethen D. Wentz, Walter R. Fair, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9429197
    Abstract: A food processor or a chopper has a rotating blade, a motor, an intermediate shaft driven by the motor and an output shaft driving the blade. A first clutch member is coupled with the intermediate shaft, and a second clutch member is coupled with the output shaft. The clutch members are movable from an engaged position for driving the output shaft from the motor and a disengaged position for disengaging the output shaft from the motor. A safety interlock mechanism enables and disables the motor. A clutch lever is operable with the safety interlock to move the clutch members between the engaged and disengaged positions such that when the motor is enabled the clutch members are engaged for driving the output shaft from the motor and when the motor is disabled the clutch members are disengaged for disengaging the output shaft from the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Main Power Electrical Factory, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mei Chee June Choi, He Dong
  • Patent number: 9427745
    Abstract: A material processing apparatus comprising: a base; a first material processing unit, for example a crusher and; a feed conveyor. The feed conveyor and the second material processing unit are both movable with respect to the first material processing unit and with respect to each other so that material can be fed into the first material processing unit directly from the feed coneyor, or indirectly from the feed conveyor via the second material processing unit. The second material processing unit can be stored beneath the feed conveyor when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: TEREX GB LIMITED
    Inventors: Gordon Dunn, Raymond Young, Martin McGirr
  • Patent number: 9420746
    Abstract: A round baler is provided having a frame, a baling chamber formed on the frame to form a round bale, a discharge region formed between the baling chamber and a base surface, and at least one handling element which is arranged in the discharge region and which extends parallel to the rotation axis of the round bale and serves to support the round bale during the discharge process. To reduce the mechanical load of the round bale, the handling element has an elastic layer which is elastically deformable under the effect of the round bale during the discharge process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Pascal Gresset, Emmanuel Chapon, Mickael Zabe
  • Patent number: 9403336
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of a screw crusher may utilize a cantilevered screw with an inverse tapered shaft with flighting for conveying the product up the length of the shaft for compression. The screw may include an end flight configured to provide thrust to the product for further conveyance beyond the end of the screw or additional compaction when utilized with a receiving container. An exemplary embodiment of the screw crusher may utilize a single moving element in relation to a cylindrical tube for compression of the product. Also, an exemplary screw compactor may utilize a fixed replaceable restrictor tube section and an efficient screw design making it more cost effective and efficient to operate than other known compactors. Furthermore, an example of the screw crusher may be fitted with perforated or the preferred ā€œVā€ Slotted tube to perform liquid removal in addition to the compaction of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventors: Mark E. Koenig, Larry E. Koenig
  • Patent number: 9381668
    Abstract: A log splitting apparatus having stripper plates for stripping logs from a blade member as a piston is retracted into a cylinder. In one arrangement, the stripper plates are removably securable to opposing sides of a log splitter frame of the apparatus to allow for replacement of the stripper plates with other stripper plates or other components (e.g., stroke reducing devices), use of multi-way (e.g., 4-way) wedge systems, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Frictionless World LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Banjo
  • Patent number: 9375722
    Abstract: A wear plate for a grinding mill discharge head comprises a support structure adapted to secure to a wall of the grinding mill. An opening is defined in the support structure for registration with a corresponding opening in the mill wall. The wear plate further comprises an elastomeric body comprising at least one discharge hole extending there through, the body being adapted to overlay the support structure such that a discharge end of the hole is spaced inwardly of an edge of the support structure opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: VULCO S.A.
    Inventor: Ricardo Francisco Doberti Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9346119
    Abstract: An assembly configured to modify a surface or feature of a workpiece by hot isostatic pressing. The assembly comprising: a flexible membrane adapted to at least partially form an enclosure around the workpiece; and a former for placement adjacent to the workpiece, the former being configured to modify the surface or feature of the workpiece. A method of modifying a surface or feature of a workpiece, the workpiece having been previously formed by an additive manufacturing technique, by hot isostatic pressing. The method comprising: placing the previously-formed workpiece adjacent to a former adapted to modify the surface or feature of the workpiece; enclosing the workpiece in an enclosure at least partially formed by a membrane; and performing a hot isostatic pressing process on the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Stephen J. Wilkinson, Jonathan M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9333507
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a material handling, processing and milling facility which utilizes ball milling as a means for material grinding, mixing or mechanical alloying of materials. The system includes an automatic ball charging, agitating and indexing assembly, constructed and arranged to deagglomerate and directly distribute a plurality of grinding balls to the facility. Additional components of the system include an open raceway, in mechanical engagement with the automatic ball charging, agitating and indexing assembly, a bucket elevator for receiving the grinding balls from the open raceway and elevating them to a gravity fed transport system, at least one transporting device for receiving the grinding balls from the bucket elevator; and a ball mill for receiving the grinding balls from the at least one transporting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventors: Raymond J. Foucher, Christopher S. Lazenby, Brian M. Popp, Robert C. Knight
  • Patent number: 9320391
    Abstract: A blade assembly for a food processor is provided. The blade assembly includes a body, a top knob slidably movable relative to the body, and a pair of processing blades pivotally connected to the body. The knob is movable from a first position, in which the blade assembly is locked to the bowl of the food processor and the blades are extended from the body, to a second position, in which the blade assembly is unlocked from the bowl and the blades are folded up against the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Joseph W. Zakowski
  • Patent number: 9314135
    Abstract: A grinder has a jar having a surface provided with a screwthread. A grinding cap has a lower part engageable over the surface of the jar and provided with a screwthread such that the lower part can be screwed onto the jar and an upper part rotatable on the lower part. Grinding formations on the parts are effective on relative rotation of the parts. A ramp projects radially from the jar surface toward the cap surface, and a generally angularly extending and radially elastically deflectable arm has an inner end fixed on the cap surface and an outer end spaced in a relaxed condition of the arm radially outward from the cap surface toward the jar surface. The arm is oriented to engage and have its outer end deflected radially toward the cap surface by the ramp on screwing of the lower part onto the jar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: JOMA Kunststofftechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Josef Burger
  • Patent number: 9302440
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a combination trash collection and compaction trolley that has a main front door with a trash door that provides access to an interior of the trolley so that trash can be front-loaded into the trash door, as well as an open top portion, which allows trash to be top-loaded into the open top portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Driessen Aircraft Interior Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Van Doaran, Thomas Lee, Sohiel Azizi, Patricia Granados, Fred M. Reed, Jeff Felts, Don Nguyen, David Beach, Graham Howell