Patents Examined by Onekki Jolly
  • Patent number: 9132429
    Abstract: A knife assembly for a shredder includes a base and a knife cap coupled to the base. The knife cap is configured to cut a material passed through the shredder. In addition, a brazing material is positioned between the base and the knife cap to secure the base and the knife cap together. The base and the knife cap have generally the same outer footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Zenith Cutter, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy R. Greve, Douglas Long, Robert F. Yocum
  • Patent number: 9125525
    Abstract: An apparatus for grinding a mineral includes a head operable to be attached to a bottle. The head includes a radial slider for controlling the coarseness of the grind. The apparatus further includes an inner grinding element, an outer grinding element, a shaft, and a neck sleeve. The inner grinding element is in communication with the head. The outer grinding element is also in communication with the head, wherein the outer grinding element and the inner grinding element are operable to rotate relative to each other. The shaft extends through the inner grinding element and the outer grinding element. The shaft couples with the inner grinding element and has a blunt end. The shaft also extends through the neck sleeve, which acts as a spacer between the inner grinding element and the blunt end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: ACH Food Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan E. Wade, Aaron F. Fitchko, Chung Man Chan, Alex Liu
  • Patent number: 9114583
    Abstract: A method of operating a servo press and apparatus therefore, including a press plunger and a servo drive and such a press, the press plunger is operated in accordance with a predetermined guide angle/position-curve based on a guide angle ? and the movement of the plunger is controlled in accordance with this curve with a tolerance which depends on the guide angle ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: Martin Schmeink
  • Patent number: 9101248
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mechanical food treatment processor comprising a driving block topped by a bowl. The driving block comprises a motor connected to a rotation driving means. The processor further comprises a food treatment tool with means of coupling with the rotation driving means. The bowl is topped by a lid with an opening/closing system placed on the bowl and operable to rotate about a substantially vertical axis. The lid is provided with a safety device operable to block the opening of the lid when a force, substantially parallel to the axis of rotation, is exerted on the lid. The claimed device is operable to avoid a brutal ejection of the lid and/or emissions of extreme burning steam in the event of an overpressure in the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: HAMEUR S.A.
    Inventors: Loïc Xavier Fevre, Nicolas Lapray
  • Patent number: 9095853
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating used absorbent sanitary products includes a rotary cylindrical autoclave having a side wall and two ends, at least one of which terminates in a hatch that can be opened to enable access to the autoclave and sealably closed to enable pressurization of the autoclave; a circuit for heating and pressurizing the autoclave for heating the absorbent sanitary products to a sterilization temperature; and a plurality of cutting nozzles supplied by pressurized fluid, which are arranged for directing respective jets of pressurized fluid inside the autoclave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Fater S.P.A.
    Inventors: Marcello Somma, Giorgio Vaccaro, Jan K. Michalek, Theodore Thomas
  • Patent number: 9095238
    Abstract: A base for a food mixer includes a container body having a bottom wall. A blade unit is mounted in the container body and includes a blade unit body and a coupling member. A seat made of metal is mounted to an outer side of the bottom wall of the container body. The seat includes an underside having a first recess. A weight is mounted to the underside of the seat. A cushioning pad is sandwiched between the weight and the seat. The coupling member extends beyond the underside of the seat or an underside of the weight. The coupling member connects with a shaft of a power unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Wen Ching Lee
  • Patent number: 9090036
    Abstract: A crimping press (1) for manufacturing crimp connections is disclosed, comprising a frame (2), a die (14), a plunger (15) movable relative to the frame (2), and a drive (4) attached to the frame (2) for moving the plunger (15). According to the invention, the crimping press (1) furthermore comprises a beam (5) arranged between said drive (4) and said plunger (15) and/or said frame (2) and said die (14) and a sensor (8) for measuring the bending of the beam (5) arranged on or in the beam (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Wortmann
  • Patent number: 9088183
    Abstract: A paper shredder motor cooling assembly having a paper shredder motor coupled to a fan shaft, an enclosure surrounding the paper shredder motor and having selected input and selected output vents to control airflow to the paper shredder motor, a fan coupled to the fan shaft, communicating with the selected input vents or the selected output vents; when the paper shredder motor is operating, the rotor shaft turns the fan to generate a differential air pressure between the selected input vents and the selected output vents, removing heat from the motor. A duty cycle of greater than 15 minutes is obtained. The fan can be coupled to the motor by speed increasing gearing, attached to the cutter blade assembly, such that the fan turns faster than the motor. The fan also can be attached to the motor shaft. An input fan and an output fan can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Aurora Office Equipment Co., Ltd Shanghai
    Inventors: Kiapin Li, Zhankai Yang, Yung Kang Tso, Bin Zhang
  • Patent number: 9067210
    Abstract: A process for simplified production of a reference milling for determining the milling quality of wheat, includes: a first crushing of a wheat sample; a first sieving of the crushed product into three distinct levels of particle size; a second crushing of oversize particles resulting from the first crushing; a second sieving of the oversize particles thus crushed; a mixing of coarse semolina resulting from the sievings; a third crushing of the mixture of the coarse semolina; a third sieving of the mixture of the coarse semolina thus crushed into two distinct levels of particle size; a mixing of fine semolina resulting from each of the three sievings; a fourth crushing of the mixture of fine semolina; a fourth sieving of the mixture of the fine semolina thus crushed into a single level of particle size; a mixing of the flours resulting from sievings, the mixture constituting the desired milling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventors: Arnaud Dubat, Sonia Geoffroy, Joël Abecassis, Marc Chaurand, Robert Pujol, Christine Bar-L'Helgouac'h
  • Patent number: 9050599
    Abstract: A portable crushing apparatus to crush and grind small rocks and ores that includes a plurality of support legs that raise and stabilize the apparatus, a pair of handles that are perpendicular to the apparatus and allow a user to grasp the apparatus while in use and a pair of arms that include a distal end on each arm and extend horizontally from the apparatus. The apparatus also includes a casing that houses a crushing assembly that includes an adjustable jaw, a movable jaw, a plurality of jaw teeth, a plurality of spacers, an adjustable jaw pin, a guide pin, a pivot pin, a movable jaw spacer, an adjuster bracket and an adjusting bolt that is housed within the casing and a cover to prevent flying debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Gary M Livermore
  • Patent number: 9027863
    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: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventors: Ethen D. Wentz, Walter R. Fair, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9016335
    Abstract: A forestry vehicle including a frame, a pivoting boom, a first structure, a second structure, and a debris guard. The pivoting boom is carried by the frame. The first structure is carried by the frame and is positioned on a first side of the pivoting boom. The second structure is also carried by the frame and is positioned on a second side of the pivoting boom. A channel exists between the first structure and the second structure. The pivoting boom travels in the channel as the boom pivots about its pivotal axis. The debris guard is pivotally and slidingly coupled to the boom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Ryan D. Camps
  • Patent number: 9010668
    Abstract: The invention relates to a magnetic safety device especially designed for use with a combined food cutting and processing machine. An assembly of elements work together to move a magnet vertically and modify the relative position of said magnet with respect to a magnetic detector/sensor located in the interior of the motor block of the combined food cutting machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Sammic, S.L.
    Inventors: Javier Hidalgo García, Aitor Aguírrezabalaga Zubizarreta, Aítor Gogorza Segurola
  • Patent number: 9004382
    Abstract: A machine for distributing blowing wool from a bag of compressed blowing wool is provided. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end configured to receive the bag of compressed blowing wool. A shredding chamber is positioned downstream from the chute and configured to shred and pick apart the blowing wool. The shredding chamber includes a plurality of shredders configured for rotation. Each shredder includes a plurality of paddle assemblies mounted to a shredder shaft. Each paddle assembly has a plurality of paddles. The paddles have a hardness within the range of 60 A to 70 A Durometer to better grip the blowing wool for shredding and prevent jamming of the blowing wool within the shredder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Michael W. Johnson, Michael E. Evans, Agustin Hernandez, Robert J. O'Leary, Christopher M. Relyea, Brian K. Linstedt, Gregory J. Merz, Jeffery W. Servaites, Keith A. Grider
  • Patent number: 8998120
    Abstract: The various embodiments disclosed and pictured illustrate a curved hammer for comminuting various materials. The illustrative embodiments pictured and described herein are primarily for use with a rotatable hammermill assembly. The curved hammer includes a connection portion having a rod hole therein, a contact portion for delivery of energy to the material to be comminuted, and a curved neck portion affixing the connection portion to the contact portion. In other embodiments, a shoulder is positioned around the periphery of the rod hole for added strength. In still other embodiments, a neck reinforcement is positioned along a portion of the neck for increased strength. A weld or plurality of welds may be affixed to various surfaces of the contact portion to aide in comminuting and/or longevity of the curved hammer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Genesis III, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger T. Young
  • Patent number: 8979005
    Abstract: A process for treating used absorbent sanitary products by providing a rotary cylindrical autoclave having an inner surface and two ends, at least one of which terminates in a hatch that can be opened to enable access to the autoclave and sealably closed to enable pressurization of the autoclave; loading the autoclave with closed absorbent sanitary products; heating to a sterilization temperature and pressurizing the autoclave and at the same time driving the autoclave in rotation about a longitudinal axis thereof; and providing inside the autoclave a load of high-density tearing elements designed to facilitate thermal and physical destructuring of the absorbent sanitary products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Fater S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marcello Somma, Giorgio Vaccaro, Jan K. Michalek, Theodore Thomas
  • Patent number: 8973626
    Abstract: A method for detecting the three-dimensional structure of a log comprises the operating steps of: making the log (2) rotate axially, leaving it free to translate during the rotation; during said rotation repeating the step of detecting the relative surface structure of the log (2) at least at one log surface portion (13), so that the relative surface structure of substantially all of the points of at least the log (2) lateral surface is detected at least once; and combining the relative surface structures detected to reconstruct an overall surface structure for at least the log (2) lateral surface, the detection steps being carried out in such a way that each detection step result shares at least several points with at least one other detection step result, while the step of combining the relative surface structures is carried out in such a way that the shared points are made to coincide with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Microtec S.R.L.
    Inventor: Federico Giudiceandrea
  • Patent number: 8967510
    Abstract: A safety inlet apparatus for a paper feed opening of a shredder, with cutting cylinders including an upper casing having a feed end with a safety dam with upper and lower indices. An angled plate means set apart from the upper casing forms the paper feed opening. A safety plate with a distal index end is provided, which is formed to traverse the feed opening from the angled plate to the safety dam. Also included is a pivot, and a power control switch. The pivot is configured to facilitate traversal of the safety plate distal index from the angled plate to the safety dam. The power limit switch is on the upper casing, apart from the pivot member. The traversal of the safety plate distal index end to the safety dam lower index causes the power control switch to stop comminution. A buckle bit plate provides open and closed detents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Aurora Office Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kevin Chen, Chung Shih Tsai, Hsin-Hsiung Chen
  • Patent number: 8967515
    Abstract: A tool unit for a comminution device with a rotor-stator system is provided, in which comminution tools are detachably fastened to tool holders on a rotor circumference and work together with comminution tools located on the stator. In order to shorten the tool replacement downtimes of a device equipped with such a tool unit and to increase its profitability, the tool holder includes a first carrier section and a second carrier section, the rear sides of which sections detachably contact one another in a common contact plane, and on each of the mutually averted front sides of which is located at least one bearing surface for accommodating a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Hartmut Pallmann
  • Patent number: 8967516
    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 a wear face for facing the interior of the rotor. The wear face is provided with at least one material retention hole for retaining, at the wear face, at least one of a wear-resistant insert and material to be crushed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventors: Rowan Dallimore, Knut Kjaerran, Andreas Forsberg