Patents Examined by Onekki Jolly
  • Patent number: 9283564
    Abstract: A frame of a jaw crusher comprises a front wall for receiving crushing force and side walls connected to the front wall. The frame of the jaw crusher comprises a front part and a rear part joinable to the front part, and the front part comprises the front wall, and a major part of the front wall and the front part of both side walls form a unitary piece. A jaw crusher and a crushing plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Metso Minerals, Inc.
    Inventors: Risto Sutti, Kari Rikkonen, Ilkka Somero, Juhamatti Heikkila, Jari Jonkka, Mika Yli-Marttila
  • Patent number: 9277841
    Abstract: The invention refers to a mechanical food treatment processor comprising a driving block topped by a bowl. The driving block comprises a motor connected to a driving device having a substantially vertical axis. The bottom of the bowl comprises an opening to allow the passage of the driving device. The processor further comprises a food treatment tool having a fitting device to be fitted onto the driving device and a magnetizing device exerting a force of attraction between the food treatment tool and the bowl. Thus, it is possible to tilt the bowl with the claimed invention while preventing the treatment tool from inopportunely falling. The tool remains easily dismountable from the bowl and the driving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: HAMEUR S.A.
    Inventors: Loïc Xavier Fevre, Nicolas Lapray
  • Patent number: 9254064
    Abstract: The present application relates to an apparatus for processing a food stuff. The apparatus has a housing (2) and a cutting tool (5) for cutting a food stuff which is rotatably mounted in the housing. The cutting tool (5) rotates in the housing (2) about a rotational axis and has a radially extending cutting element (44). One end of the cutting tool (5) slides in a circumferentially extending slot in the housing as the cutting tool (5) is rotated in the housing (2). Therefore, the cutting tool (5) is supported in an axial direction by the housing (2). The present application also relates to a food processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventors: Johan Unteregger, Christian Rosenwirth
  • Patent number: 9248620
    Abstract: Baler devices, systems, and methods are shown and described. In one embodiment, the device includes an access door that is generally repositionable about a maintenance opening in a compression chamber. A chamber maintenance assembly may include a repositionable chamber access door, a pair of opposing hydraulic actuators, and a pair of extension arms connecting the access door and the hydraulic actuators. The result is devices, systems, and methods to provide improved access to the compression chamber to attend to jamming maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Catawba Baler & Equipment, LLC
    Inventors: Mark McDonald, Mark Piotrowski, Kevin Burt
  • Patent number: 9243984
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for decomposing a biological sample (9), the method having the following steps: the sample (9) is put into a container (6) which is composed of plastic, in particular, the container (6) is inserted into an adapter (2, 2a), the adapter with the closed container therein is connected to an apparatus which moves the adapter back and forth, in particular upwards, in automated fashion. This method makes it possible to decompose biological samples in automated fashion, to be precise both samples at room temperature and frozen samples. The invention also relates to an apparatus for carrying out the method, the apparatus having an adapter (2, 2a) which is predominantly composed of plastic and has sleeves (4) which are composed of metal and are intended to accommodate containers (6) which are composed of plastic, in particular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: QIAGEN GMBH
    Inventors: Gerhard Baer, Dennis Mertens, Andreas Schaefer, Friederike Wilmer
  • Patent number: 9233376
    Abstract: A comminuting rotor is driven by a rotary current electric motor via a non-positive traction drive, wherein said rotary current electric motor is energized by a controlled frequency converter for operating the comminuting rotor at a predetermined rotational speed during the normal operating phase. A degree of slip of the traction drive is determined and monitored and the rotary current electric motor is controlled for being powered off if a first slip threshold value is exceeded. If a predetermined second threshold of the traction drive slip is exceeded, which is below said first slip threshold, for continuing the operation of the comminuting device, the frequency converter is controlled in a slip operating phase for a closed or open loop control of the traction drive slip to a predetermined third slip threshold value and for reducing the torque output from the rotary current electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: VECOPLAN AG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Lipowski
  • Patent number: 9222219
    Abstract: A blade element (20) for a conical portion (4) of a stator (2) of a refiner (1). The blade element (20) has a feed end (24), a discharge end (25), and a refining surface (21) which has a feed zone (26) at the feed end (24) of the blade element (20). The feed zone (26) of the blade element (20) has at least one guide groove (29) extending from the feed end (24) toward the discharge end (25) for guiding a flow of material to be refined from the feed end (24) toward the discharge end (25). The depth of the guide groove (29) is arranged to change in a direction transverse in relation to the extending direction of the guide groove (29).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventors: Petteri Vuorio, Ville Ruola, Anders Hawen, Peter Bergqvist, Håkan Sjöström, Christer Hedlund
  • Patent number: 9221057
    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 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: N-WERKZ INC.
    Inventors: Pierre Blanchard, Tony Addona, George E. Kim
  • Patent number: 9204597
    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: December 8, 2015
    Inventors: Ethen D. Wentz, Walter R. Fair, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9205428
    Abstract: A tool pan has a number of homocentric annular structures which have rubbing zones. Provided between the contiguous rubbing zones is at least a ramp, which is extending along the normal of the tool pan, and the height of which is increased gradually towards the fringe of the tool pan. In a rubbing machine the tool pan is used. The rubbing machine is applicable in paper making industry, and can effectively separate and fibrillate the fiber of herbage by mechanical force between a pair of tool pans, thereby needing not to use chemicals, and according with the modern conception of environmental protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventors: Rui-Zhi Huang, Sheng-Chien Lin
  • Patent number: 9204760
    Abstract: A grater having a first grater panel and a second grater panel pivotally connected at the top with folding side walls connected to the sides of the first and second panels so that the grater is collapsible from a working configuration, where the bottoms of the first and second panels are set apart from each other and the side walls are unfolded, to a stored configuration, where the bottoms of the first and second panels are substantially together and the side walls are folded. A handle is placed at the top of panels and a bottom may be used to close the area between the first and second panels and the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Robinson Home Products Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Harvey Lee, Jochen Schaepers
  • Patent number: 9194120
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for treating waste material comprising: —Collecting release coated cellulose or polymeric sheets from producers and end-users thereof in the form of dense, bulky masses, such as rolls and stacks; —Pre-shredding the dense, bulky masses of release coated sheets into smaller, less dense masses in preparation to the following process steps; —Preparing the pre-shredded material by mixing, separating foreign bodies like metals, etc., and feeding it to a primary grinding station (3); —Grinding the materials into small pieces, of the desired size, preferably down to less than 1 mm; —Adding additives selected from flame retardant, hydrophobic material, pesticide and mixtures thereof and mixing them with the recycled material; —Optionally forming a batt or a sheet by a wet process and/or by adding a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: RECULINER BVBA
    Inventors: Eric Van Pottelbergh, Bart Verhasselt
  • Patent number: 9192937
    Abstract: A paper shredder is configured like a conventional paper shredder except that the shredding mechanism is located in a removable cartridge. This allows a single paper shredder housing to be rapidly converted from one shredding pattern to another by simply changing the shredding cartridge. Furthermore, shredding cartridges can be readily replaced whenever the shredding mechanism jams or fails in some other manner. This simplifies repair and servicing of the paper shredder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Herman Chang
  • Patent number: 9186682
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for mulching material including a floor stand configured to secure a hand-manipulatable blower/vacuum mulching device in a position to receive material to be mulched, and a hopper having an end for receiving material to be mulched and an opposite end configured to be connected to an intake of the mulching device. A floor stand is disclosed which is operable to secure a hand-manipulatable blower/vacuum mulching device in an upright position. A floor stand may include a securing device pivotably engaged thereto, wherein the securing device is operable to removably engage and permit pivotable selective positioning of a hand-manipulatable blower/vacuum mulching device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Anthony Freakes
  • Patent number: 9186681
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating and sizing particulate matter, comprising a main frame, infeed conveyor, collection conveyor and a screening assembly including a frame, screen, and an underscreen conveyor mounted underneath the screen. In exemplary embodiments at least one crusher is included. The apparatus converts configuration from a transport mode to an operating mode. Material deposited onto the infeed conveyor is moved forward into the screening assembly. Material falling through the screen is deflected by a deflector onto a collection conveyor. Material passing over the screen drops into the crusher and crushed material drops onto the collection conveyor. Material on the collection conveyor is conveyed to a discharge location. The apparatus components are arranged such that material moves in a uni-directional flow through the apparatus without reversing direction. The apparatus may be mounted on a mobilizing assembly, such as one including endless tracks or wheels, for portability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Douglas J. Cohen
  • Patent number: 9174219
    Abstract: A radially projecting member (e.g., a paddle assembly) including a pin having a head; a paddle pivotally engaged to the head; and a shear member engaged to the head and to the paddle, the shear member being constructed and arranged to fracture to permit pivotal rotation of the paddle relative to the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Scott Equipment Company
    Inventors: Richard V. Lucas, Glen A. Jeurissen, Richard R. Lucas
  • Patent number: 9168504
    Abstract: A microparticle dispersion liquid manufacturing apparatus 10 includes a controller 11, a light source 12, an irradiation optical system 13, and a container 14. A solid object 1 is contained in and a solvent 2 is injected into an interior of the container 14 to enable attainment of a state where the solid object 1 is in contact with the solvent 2. The light source 12 repeatedly outputs pulsed light. By repeatedly irradiating the solvent 2 with the pulsed light from the light source 12, expansion and contraction of the solvent 2 is made to occur repeatedly at the irradiated portion, thereby generating a pressure wave in the solvent 2, and the pressure wave is made to act on the solid object 1 to finely pulverize the solid object 1 and thereby manufacture a microparticle dispersion liquid in which microparticles are dispersed in the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventors: Tokio Takagi, Mitsuo Hiramatsu, Gen Takebe, Naota Akikusa, Kazuue Fujita, Tatsuo Dougakiuchi
  • Patent number: 9163147
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods for improving the auto-dispersant characteristic in water of mineral substances, such methods involving dry-grinding of a mineral substance in the presence of a formulation. In some embodiments the formulation includes glycerol and at least one agent in aqueous or pure form. In other embodiments the formulation includes an aqueous polyglycerol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventors: Murielle Guillot, Denis Ruhlmann, Matthias Buri
  • Patent number: 9145666
    Abstract: An apparatus for selectively activating a food waste disposer for a sink may include a housing and an activation member. The housing may include a switch and a first magnet. The first magnet may be movable relative to the housing and the switch between first and second positions. Movement of the first magnet from the second position to the first position may cause corresponding movement of the switch from an off-position in which electrical current is prevented from reaching a motor of the disposer to an on-position allowing electrical current to the motor. The activation member may include a second magnet and is receivable in a tubular member through which waste drains and positionable relative to the tubular member to place the second magnet in proximity to the first magnet to generate a repulsive magnetic force that moves the first magnet between the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: Randall E. Hammer
  • Patent number: 9132928
    Abstract: A battery powered banding tool is adapted with a punch for use in tightening and securing center punch type band clamps. A hand-held electrically powered drill is configured for rotationally driving a band tensioner mounted thereto. The band tensioner includes a gear box, and a mount including a generally U-shaped rigid strap which engages the rear of the driving tool to secure the gear box. The gear box contains a worm gear axially coupled to the chuck for powered driven rotation thereby. The worm gear is in intermeshing relation with a winder gear disposed within the gear box and configured for rotation about an axis disposed generally perpendicular to the worm gear axis. A winder, defining a band-receiving slot, is affixed to the winder gear and rotationally driven thereby. A punch assembly, defining a band-receiving slot, is disposed in forwardly spaced aligned relation with the winder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: Craig J. Rooth