Patents Examined by Shelley M. Self
  • Patent number: 10730201
    Abstract: A tool for machining chamfers includes a tool body defining a first reference and a second reference configured for proper positioning of the tool body on a workpiece. A router port is defined through the tool body to provide access to the workpiece for a router. A router attachment proximate the router port is configured to position a router mounted to the router attachment for machining a chamfer in the workpiece with reference to the first and second references.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sven R. Lofstrom, Ryan Lehto, Joshua Richards
  • Patent number: 10730056
    Abstract: A mineral material processing plant and a method for controlling thereof. The processing plant includes at least one motor, at least one actuator, a control and adjusting system, a switch for switching the processing plant to a standby mode and an arrangement for keeping selected actuators in operation with a reduced standby speed. In the method, a command is given to the processing plant to switch to the standby mode and in response to the command to switch to the standby mode, feeding of mineral material to the processing plant is limited and speed of the motor or motors of the processing plant is reduced from the processing speed (Rf) to a reduced standby speed (Rsb) and it is ensured that selected actuators of the processing plant remain operating with a reduced speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Metso Minerals, Inc.
    Inventors: Erno Maunula, Mikko Jokiranta, Jukka-Pekka Rantanen
  • Patent number: 10722898
    Abstract: A vertical roller mill provided with a cyclone-type fixed separator that separates fine powder and allows the separated powder to flow out to the outside, the cyclone-type fixed separator being provided inside a housing, wherein the fixed separator is configured so that a solid-gas two-phase flow is introduced from a fixed blade inlet window opening on a cone into the inside and the solid-gas two-phase flow is swirled using a fixed blade attached in the inside vicinity of the fixed blade inlet window, whereby the fine powder flows out to the outside from a pulverized coal outlet in an upper portion of the vertical roller mill through the lower end side of an inner cylinder provided inside the cone, a surface layer in which the rebound coefficient of collided particles is higher than in an iron plate surface being formed in the outer surface of the inner cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Arima, Shinji Matsumoto, Takuichiro Daimaru, Kiyonori Kushioka, Keishi Suga
  • Patent number: 10710089
    Abstract: A device for comminuting whole trees or brush type vegetation comprising a set of more than two rotatable substantially horizontally oriented comminution drum assemblies; said set of rotatable comminution drum assemblies being constructed and arranged in an angular orientation so that the uppermost rotatable comminution drum assembly in said set of more than two substantially horizontally oriented comminution drum assemblies first engages the top portion of the whole tree or brush type vegetation and the remaining rotatable comminution drum assemblies in said set of more than two substantially horizontally oriented comminution drum assemblies sequentially engage lower portions of the whole tree or brush type vegetation that exist immediately below the portions that are comminuted by each successive comminution drum assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Henry Johnson
  • Patent number: 10710088
    Abstract: A gyratory or cone crusher includes a measuring apparatus suitable for measuring load of the crusher, a first element placed on a main shaft of the crusher and a first detector suitable for detecting the first element which first detector provides a trigger starting a measurement revolution, and at least one second element placed on a drive shaft of the crusher and a second detector suitable for detecting the second element and providing a trigger corresponding to a certain rotational position of an inner blade of the crusher. The system includes an output to a screen for presenting the loads or averages of the loads corresponding to rotational positions of the inner blade of the crusher. Detections of the monitoring system can be used for controlling and monitoring a crushing event, such as by changing an area or a location of a feed opening of the crusher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Metso Minerals, Inc.
    Inventor: Marko Salonen
  • Patent number: 10695772
    Abstract: A foodstuff grinding attachment for connection to a rotary drive outlet of a host device. The attachment includes a main body part having a generally tubular hollowed portion for attachment to the host device. A rotatable scroll-type extruding tool is capable of rotating within a cavity formed in the tubular portion of the main body part and couples with the rotary drive outlet when the main body part is attached to the host device. The main body part includes first and second separable components configured to be secured together for operation of the attachment. The components are separable from one another to provide access to the cavity for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KENWOOD LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul Palmer, Robert Fields
  • Patent number: 10694895
    Abstract: A food processor includes a base, a motor disposed within the base, a drive shaft operatively connected to the motor and extending outwardly from the base, the output shaft being rotatable upon actuation of the motor, a bowl mounted on the base for containing food items, a lid for covering the bowl and having an opening therein, at least one storage container receivable within said bowl, and an indexing mechanism engageable with the at least one storage container and being operable to selectively index the storage container within the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CONAIR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph W. Zakowski, Bryan Hotaling, Matthew Naples, John MacNeill
  • Patent number: 10696001
    Abstract: A portable roller compactor for compacting waste located in a container, which is open on the top, has a frame-like basic structure and an articulated arm, one end of which is supported by the basic structure, and the other, free end of which supports a roller compactor that essentially can be rotated about a horizontal axis of rotation. The articulated arm of the roller compactor is pivotably attached to a sliding carriage, which is mounted on the frame-like base structure and can be moved in a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HUSMANN UMWELT-TECHNIK GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz Hermann Husmann, Wolfgang Muchall
  • Patent number: 10697117
    Abstract: A rotor cap assembly has been conceived using multiple wedge-shaped rotor cap segments, in which the cap segments are disposed on a cap segment retainer and in which the cap segment retainer pilots the multiple rotor cap segments at a diameter intermediate the cap segments' outer diameter and the cap segments' middle diameter. By piloting multiple rotor cap segments with retaining means on the cap segment retainer and positioning means on the multiple cap segments, the rotor cap segments and cap segment retainer assembly may be fixed to a plate holder or directly to a rotor disc of a refiner without substantially altering either the plate holder or the rotor disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Andritz Inc.
    Inventors: Luc Gingras, Tobias Michel
  • Patent number: 10688542
    Abstract: A portable system and method for processing waste to be solidified and placed in an active cell of a landfill. A portable pugmill is moveable adjacent an active cell of a landfill; and portable devices, which may be mounted on sleds or trailers, may be used for feeding the pugmill with waste to be solidified into a landfill-ready state. The waste may be fed to the pugmill without the need for long-term waste storage devices, and avoiding substantial delays between discharge of the waste from trucks to the pugmill-feeding steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Perry Ridge Landfill, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin J. Coughlin
  • Patent number: 10688747
    Abstract: An automatic cleaner for a pressing device has a pressing unit that can reciprocate between a pressing position and an apart position. The automatic cleaner includes a separating structure configured to separate a workpiece from the pressing unit; a cleaning member; and a drive mechanism configured to move the separating structure and the cleaning member back and forth, in accordance with movement of the pressing unit. The drive mechanism is configured to make the separating structure drop the workpiece, after being worked, from the pressing unit, and to make the cleaning member clean the pressing unit, in accordance with the movement of the pressing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshio Motowaki
  • Patent number: 10682651
    Abstract: A jaw crusher has frame side walls, a rear end connected to the side walls, an eccentric supported by the side walls, a pitman supported by the eccentric, a toggle plate connected between the pitman and a middle section of the rear end including a cross wall. The rear end has a rear end support connected to the cross wall and located on a center plane of the cross section of the rear end. An upper and lower rear cross beams are fixed to the side walls. The upper and lower rear cross beams each have a vertical wall and horizontal ribs connected to the vertical wall. A crushing plant is also disclosed with a body and the jaw crusher mounted on the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Metso Minerals, Inc.
    Inventor: Risto Sutti
  • Patent number: 10682784
    Abstract: A planing machine (or simply “planer”) which may have two planer heads, each head containing the conventional knives and supporting apparatus to perform the actual cutting of material. To improve yield, the board is centered vertically as it progresses longitudinally through the planer. This is accomplished using either or (preferably) both of two systems: (1) a segmented self-centering drive roll system to feed the boards into the machine; and (2) a shoe mechanism which is controlled by a linkage such that the retracting segmented shoe assembly moves away from the planer head as it moves vertically to compensate for varying material thicknesses. The result is a more efficient use of the workpiece because less waste is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Timesavers, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10682650
    Abstract: A mincing machine for mincing a product, in particular for mincing meat, includes at least one stationary hole plate and at least one rotating hole plate which interact to mince the product. The mincing machine has a rotating cutter head mounted on a shaft wherein said cutter head is arranged upstream of the interacting hole plates in the conveying direction of the product to be minced in order to interact with a stationary hole plate to mince the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: KARL SCHNELL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Eugen Joechner
  • Patent number: 10675630
    Abstract: A refiner plate segment with a continuous transition zone spanning from the periphery or near the periphery of the plate in a substantial spiral toward the axis of rotation of the plate adjacent the breaker bar zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Andritz Inc.
    Inventor: Luc Gingras
  • Patent number: 10675634
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for manufacturing micronized powder. The systems, methods, and apparatuses comprise pre-grinding processing, cryogenic freezing, and grinding of infeed material and warming, ferrous metal and fiber removal, accumulation, screening, and storage of micronized powder. Generally, the warming may involve recirculation of micronized powder through the warming apparatus. Further, the accumulation may permit the grinding and screening to occur at their respectively optimal rates, and the fiber removal, via use of a vibrating screener, may increase the purity of the micronized powder. In one embodiment, the micronized powder comprises micronized rubber powder (“MRP”).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Lehigh Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Stravinski, Karl Counts, David Petroni
  • Patent number: 10675635
    Abstract: An apparatus for disposal of electronic devices includes a transport mechanism for transferring the storage devices through the apparatus. A scanner scans or reads the devices as the devices move through the apparatus, a sanitizer for degaussing or erasing the storage devices, and a destruction mechanism for physically deforming the devices. The apparatus is further configured to receive scanned information from the scanner, determine identification information for the devices based on the scanned information, and update status information of the devices during movement of the devices between the scanner, sanitizer, and destruction mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane Drexler, John William Eichelberg, Michael P. Czamara
  • Patent number: 10667541
    Abstract: The invention relates to a press (1) for separating fat containing mass, e.g. cocoa mass, into liquid fat and cake, comprising a frame (2), a plurality of pressing elements (6) disposed in the frame (2), and a hydraulic cylinder and plunger (3, 3A) for exerting pressure on the pressing elements (6), the pressing elements (6) comprising a pot (7) having a cavity (8) for receiving mass to be pressed, a squeezer (9) located at least partially in the cavity (8), and filters (11) disposed in front of the squeezer (9) and on the side of the cavity (8) opposite the squeezer (9), wherein, in the filling position of the press (1), the distance between the filters (11) is in a range from 10 to 90 mm. The ratio (Dc/Dp) of the diameter (Dc) of the hydraulic cylinder (3) and the diameter (Dp) of the cavities (8) is smaller than 1.15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Royal Duyvis Wiener B.V.
    Inventor: Hans Huijbers
  • Patent number: 10668476
    Abstract: Enclosures for vertical pulverizer systems are disclosed. The enclosure may include a vertically oriented cylindrical body forming an internal cavity. The enclosure may also include a cover positioned above the cylindrical body. The cover may have a curved surface. Additionally, the enclosure may include an inlet channel formed through the cover, where the inlet channel may be in fluid communication with the internal cavity of the cylindrical body, and an outlet channel formed through the cover, adjacent the inlet channel. Furthermore, the enclosure may include a base component positioned within the internal cavity of the cylindrical body, opposite the cover, the base component having a curved surface, a journal opening formed through the cylindrical body between the cover and the base component, and a journal opening cover coupled to the cylindrical body. The journal opening cover may cover the journal opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Paul M. Colson, Rory G. Eastman, Robert S. Prairie, Gregory R. Strich
  • Patent number: 10669727
    Abstract: A machine for distributing loosefill insulation material is provided. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end and an outlet end. The inlet end is configured to receive compressed loosefill insulation material. A lower unit has a shredding chamber configured to receive the compressed loosefill insulation material from the outlet end of the chute. The shredding chamber includes a plurality of shredders configured to shred, pick apart and condition the loosefill insulation material. The shredders include a shredder shaft and a plurality of vane assemblies. The vane assemblies are oriented such that adjacent vane assemblies are offset from each other by an angle in a range of from about 45° to about 75°. A discharge mechanism is mounted to receive conditioned loosefill insulation material exiting the shredding chamber. The discharge mechanism is configured to distribute the conditioned loosefill insulation material into an airstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Christopher M. Relyea, Brandon Robinson