Patents by Inventor Wilhelm Pallmann

Wilhelm Pallmann has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6915971
    Abstract: A comminuting unit of a comminuting machine for comminuting material has a plurality of knife carriers with a longitudinal axis. The knife carriers are arranged along a comminution path of the comminuting unit and have a leading longitudinal edge. The knife carriers are aligned with the longitudinal axes transversely to the comminution path and parallel to one another. The knife carriers have an axis-parallel slicing knives arranged at the leading longitudinal edge. The slicing knives have a cutting edge extending at a predetermined angle and a predetermined projecting length into the comminution path. Axial passage slots are formed between the knife carriers allowing passage of material comminuted by the slicing knives such that a rearward longitudinal edge of a preceding knife carrier and the slicing knife of the following knife carrier together define the axial passage slot in the form of a guide channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wilhelm Pallmann
  • Patent number: 6848640
    Abstract: A device for comminuting material includes a plurality of knife carriers arranged along a comminuting path, wherein each knife carrier has a receiving unit with a stop for a knife bundle. The knife bundle is held in a position of operation in the receiving unit, wherein each knife bundle is composed of a knife support plate and a chipping knife. The knife support plate and the chipping knife are connected to each other so as to overlap in a transverse direction in a plane of the knife support plate. The knife support plate has at a longitudinal side thereof facing the stop of the knife carrier at least one stop surface, wherein the stop surface is adjustable in the transverse direction of the knife support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wilhelm Pallmann
  • Patent number: 6767315
    Abstract: In a method and device for automatically exchanging knife units of a knife ring slicing device, the knife changing magazine is moved relative to the knife ring into a knife changing position in which the knife receptacles of the knife changing magazine are axially aligned with the knife receptacles of the knife ring. The worn knives of the knife ring are moved axially into empty knife receptacles of the knife changing magazine. A relative movement between the knife changing magazine and the knife ring is carried out until the knife changing magazine and the knife ring are again in a knife changing position in which the knife receptacles with resharpened knife units are aligned with the knife receptacles in the knife ring. The resharpened knife units are introduced in the opposite axial direction into the knife receptacles of the knife ring from which the worn knife units had been removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wilhelm Pallmann
  • Patent number: 6755772
    Abstract: In a method and device for automatically exchanging knife units of a knife ring slicing device, the knife changing magazine is moved relative to the knife ring into a knife changing position in which the knife receptacles of the knife changing magazine are axially aligned with the knife receptacles of the knife ring. The worn knives of the knife ring are moved axially into empty knife receptacles of the knife changing magazine. A relative movement between the knife changing magazine and the knife ring is carried out until the knife changing magazine and the knife ring are again in a knife changing position in which the knife receptacles with resharpened knife units are aligned with the knife receptacles in the knife ring. The resharpened knife units are introduced in the opposite axial direction into the knife receptacles of the knife ring from which the worn knife units had been removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wilhelm Pallmann
  • Patent number: 6743160
    Abstract: In a method and device for automatically exchanging knife units of a knife ring slicing device, the knife changing magazine is moved relative to the knife ring into a knife changing position in which the knife receptacles of the knife changing magazine are axially aligned with the knife receptacles of the knife ring. The worn knives of the knife ring are moved axially into empty knife receptacles of the knife changing magazine. A relative movement between the knife changing magazine and the knife ring is carried out until the knife changing magazine and the knife ring are again in a knife changing position in which the knife receptacles with resharpened knife units are aligned with the knife receptacles in the knife ring. The resharpened knife units are introduced in the opposite axial direction into the knife receptacles of the knife ring from which the worn knife units had been removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wilhelm Pallmann
  • Patent number: 6730007
    Abstract: In a method and device for automatically exchanging knife units of a knife ring slicing device, the knife changing magazine is moved relative to the knife ring into a knife changing position in which the knife receptacles of the knife changing magazine are axially aligned with the knife receptacles of the knife ring. The worn knives of the knife ring are moved axially into empty knife receptacles of the knife changing magazine. A relative movement between the knife changing magazine and the knife ring is carried out until the knife changing magazine and the knife ring are again in a knife changing position in which the knife receptacles with resharpened knife units are aligned with the knife receptacles in the knife ring. The resharpened knife units are introduced in the opposite axial direction into the knife receptacles of the knife ring from which the worn knife units had been removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wilhelm Pallmann
  • Patent number: 6726135
    Abstract: A device for comminuting feed material has a rotary blade ring rotating about an axis of rotation. A comminution chamber is enclosed by the rotary blade ring and receives the feed material in an axial direction parallel to the axis of rotation. A counter abutment projects in the axial direction into the comminution chamber. The rotary blade ring is moveable in a radial advancing direction against the counter abutment and applies a pressing force relative to the counter abutment to effect comminution of the feed material in a working position of the counter abutment. The counter abutment has an effective surface facing the feed material and the effective surface is supported so as to be moveable such that, upon surpassing a predetermined value of the pressing force, at least the effective surface performs an escape movement relative to the rotary blade ring in an escape direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wilhelm Pallmann
  • Publication number: 20030195100
    Abstract: In a method and device for automatically exchanging knife units of a knife ring slicing device, the knife changing magazine is moved relative to the knife ring into a knife changing position in which the knife receptacles of the knife changing magazine are axially aligned with the knife receptacles of the knife ring. The worn knives of the knife ring are moved axially into empty knife receptacles of the knife changing magazine. A relative movement between the knife changing magazine and the knife ring is carried out until the knife changing magazine and the knife ring are again in a knife changing position in which the knife receptacles with resharpened knife units are aligned with the knife receptacles in the knife ring. The resharpened knife units are introduced in the opposite axial direction into the knife receptacles of the knife ring from which the worn knife units had been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Inventor: Wilhelm Pallmann
  • Publication number: 20030195101
    Abstract: In a method and device for automatically exchanging knife units of a knife ring slicing device, the knife changing magazine is moved relative to the knife ring into a knife changing position in which the knife receptacles of the knife changing magazine are axially aligned with the knife receptacles of the knife ring. The worn knives of the knife ring are moved axially into empty knife receptacles of the knife changing magazine. A relative movement between the knife changing magazine and the knife ring is carried out until the knife changing magazine and the knife ring are again in a knife changing position in which the knife receptacles with resharpened knife units are aligned with the knife receptacles in the knife ring. The resharpened knife units are introduced in the opposite axial direction into the knife receptacles of the knife ring from which the worn knife units had been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Inventor: Wilhelm Pallmann
  • Publication number: 20030195099
    Abstract: In a method and device for automatically exchanging knife units of a knife ring slicing device, the knife changing magazine is moved relative to the knife ring into a knife changing position in which the knife receptacles of the knife changing magazine are axially aligned with the knife receptacles of the knife ring. The worn knives of the knife ring are moved axially into empty knife receptacles of the knife changing magazine. A relative movement between the knife changing magazine and the knife ring is carried out until the knife changing magazine and the knife ring are again in a knife changing position in which the knife receptacles with resharpened knife units are aligned with the knife receptacles in the knife ring. The resharpened knife units are introduced in the opposite axial direction into the knife receptacles of the knife ring from which the worn knife units had been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Inventor: Wilhelm Pallmann
  • Patent number: 6554032
    Abstract: An apparatus for slicing elongate fibrous material has a slicing device having an axis of rotation about which the slicing device rotates during operation. The slicing device has slicing tools with a blade carrier and a blade unit. The blade units have cutting blade edges that together define a common cutting surface. The elongate fibrous material is fed in slicing cycles in the direction of its longitudinal extension to the blade units. Slicing is carried out parallel to the fiber orientation by realizing a relative movement between the elongate fibrous material and the blade units transverse to the fiber orientation. The slicing tools have an end face with a receptacle extending parallel to the end face. The slicing tools have a cutting element arranged in the receptacle. The cutting element performs a separating cut in a direction transverse to the fiber orientation in the separating plane between two slicing cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wilhelm Pallmann
  • Patent number: 6551090
    Abstract: An apparatus for the agglomeration of feed material with thermoplastic properties has a radially symmetrical hollow chamber with a perforated die defining its periphery and a front wall element and a rear wall element closing off ends of the hollow chamber. A material feeding system is connected to the hollow chamber. An agglomerating vane arranged in the hollow chamber rotates in a direction of rotation about a longitudinal axis of the hollow chamber. The agglomerating vane has a front side in the direction of rotation. The front side, the front and rear wall elements, and the perforated die define a revolving plasticizing chamber. The front and rear wall elements have inner surfaces facing the hollow chamber and at least one of the inner surfaces has profiles running from an inner area of the inner surface to an outer area of the inner surface for transporting the feed material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Pallman Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wilhelm Pallmann
  • Publication number: 20030042346
    Abstract: A device for comminuting material includes a plurality of knife carriers arranged along a comminuting path, wherein each knife carrier has a receiving unit with a stop for a knife bundle. The knife bundle is held in a position of operation in the receiving unit, wherein each knife bundle is composed of a knife support plate and a chipping knife. The knife support plate and the chipping knife are connected to each other so as to overlap in a transverse direction in a plane of the knife support plate. The knife support plate has at a longitudinal side thereof facing the stop of the knife carrier at least one stop surface, wherein the stop surface is adjustable in the transverse direction of the knife support plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Inventor: Wilhelm Pallmann
  • Publication number: 20020170992
    Abstract: A comminuting unit of a comminuting machine for comminuting material has a plurality of knife carriers with a longitudinal axis. The knife carriers are arranged along a comminution path of the comminuting unit and have a leading longitudinal edge. The knife carriers are aligned with the longitudinal axes transversely to the comminution path and parallel to one another. The knife carriers have an axis-parallel slicing knives arranged at the leading longitudinal edge. The slicing knives have a cutting edge extending at a predetermined angle and a predetermined projecting length into the comminution path. Axial passage slots are formed between the knife carriers allowing passage of material comminuted by the slicing knives such that a rearward longitudinal edge of a preceding knife carrier and the slicing knife of the following knife carrier together define the axial passage slot in the form of a guide channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventor: Wilhelm Pallmann
  • Publication number: 20020173413
    Abstract: In a method and device for automatically exchanging knife units of a knife ring slicing device, the knife changing magazine is moved relative to the knife ring into a knife changing position in which the knife receptacles of the knife changing magazine are axially aligned with the knife receptacles of the knife ring. The worn knives of the knife ring are moved axially into empty knife receptacles of the knife changing magazine. A relative movement between the knife changing magazine and the knife ring is carried out until the knife changing magazine and the knife ring are again in a knife changing position in which the knife receptacles with resharpened knife units are aligned with the knife receptacles in the knife ring. The resharpened knife units are introduced in the opposite axial direction into the knife receptacles of the knife ring from which the worn knife units had been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventor: Wilhelm Pallmann
  • Publication number: 20020144750
    Abstract: An apparatus for slicing elongate fibrous material has a slicing device having an axis of rotation about which the slicing device rotates during operation. The slicing device has slicing tools with a blade carrier and a blade unit. The blade units have cutting blade edges that together define a common cutting surface. The elongate fibrous material is fed in slicing cycles in the direction of its longitudinal extension to the blade units. Slicing is carried out parallel to the fiber orientation by realizing a relative movement between the elongate fibrous material and the blade units transverse to the fiber orientation. The slicing tools have an end face with a receptacle extending parallel to the end face. The slicing tools have a cutting element arranged in the receptacle. The cutting element performs a separating cut in a direction transverse to the fiber orientation in the separating plane between two slicing cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventor: Wilhelm Pallmann
  • Patent number: 6431477
    Abstract: A gas-flow type chipping machine with a rotating beater-wheel system. In order to chip the feed material, this material is delivered axially into the central area of the beater wheel, where it is deflected and moved in a radial direction to the chipper tools that are arranged in a circle around the beater wheel. In order to ensure that the wear is even along the length of the chipper tools, at least two impact surfaces are arranged so as to be axially staggered to the depth of the chipping space, the impact surface that follows in the axial direction of delivery projecting beyond the axial projection of the preceding impact surface. In addition to the foregoing, the present invention discloses a method for optimizing the size and position of the impact surfaces of a chipping machine according to the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wilhelm Pallmann
  • Publication number: 20020047059
    Abstract: A device for comminuting feed material has a rotary blade ring rotating about an axis of rotation. A comminution chamber is enclosed by the rotary blade ring and receives the feed material in an axial direction parallel to the axis of rotation. A counter abutment projects in the axial direction into the comminution chamber. The rotary blade ring is moveable in a radial advancing direction against the counter abutment and applies a pressing force relative to the counter abutment to effect comminution of the feed material in a working position of the counter abutment. The counter abutment has an effective surface facing the feed material and the effective surface is supported so as to be moveable such that, upon surpassing a predetermined value of the pressing force, at least the effective surface performs an escape movement relative to the rotary blade ring in an escape direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Inventor: Wilhelm Pallmann
  • Patent number: 6360976
    Abstract: Element in a drum-shaped pulverizing apparatus having a rotating impact wheel system. The element has an alternating arrangement of sections with and without shaping ridges, and the sections with shaping ridges include recesses disposed between adjacent shaping ridges. The shaping ridges of at least one shaped section are aligned with either the shaping ridges of an adjacent shaped section and the recesses between shaping ridges of an adjacent shaped section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wilhelm Pallmann
  • Publication number: 20010043961
    Abstract: An apparatus for the agglomeration of feed material with thermoplastic properties has a radially symmetrical hollow chamber with a perforated die defining its periphery and a front wall element and a rear wall element closing off ends of the hollow chamber. A material feeding system is connected to the hollow chamber. An agglomerating vane arranged in the hollow chamber rotates in a direction of rotation about a longitudinal axis of the hollow chamber. The agglomerating vane has a front side in the direction of rotation. The front side, the front and rear wall elements, and the perforated die define a revolving plasticizing chamber. The front and rear wall elements have inner surfaces facing the hollow chamber and at least one of the inner surfaces has profiles running from an inner area of the inner surface to an outer area of the inner surface for transporting the feed material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Publication date: November 22, 2001
    Applicant: Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wilhelm Pallmann