Roll Pairs Patents (Class 100/176)
  • Patent number: 10641667
    Abstract: Collecting roll data associated with a sensing and mating rolls that form a nip uses first and second pluralities of sensors. Each sensor of the first plurality has a corresponding sensor in the second plurality which is associated with a same respective axial location on the sensing roll but is spaced-apart circumferentially. The sensors are located at axially spaced-apart locations of the sensing roll and generate either a first or second respective signal when entering the nip. Upon receiving a generated signal, a determination is made about which sensor generated the received signal and the membership of that sensor in one of the pluralities. Based upon a rotational position of the mating roll, a determination is made of which tracking segment associated with the mating roll enters the region of the nip concurrently with the signal to store the signal using the determined one tracking segment and the determined membership.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Kerry D. Figiel
  • Patent number: 10533909
    Abstract: Collecting roll data associated with a sensing roll and a mating roll forming a nip includes generating sensor signals from a first sensor array on the sensing roll and a second sensor array on the mating roll during rotations of the mating rolls and sensing rolls. A periodically occurring first time reference is associated with each rotation of the mating roll and a periodically occurring second time reference is associated with each rotation of the sensing roll. For a received sensor signal, based on whether the received signal is from the sensors of the mating roll or the sensing roll, a tracking segment on the other roll is detected that enters a region of the nip concurrent with the sensor that generated the received signal. The detection is made from either a most-recent-identified first time reference or second time reference. The received signal can then be stored using the detected tracking segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Kerry D. Figiel
  • Patent number: 10479039
    Abstract: A novel briquetting roll having excellent performance such as providing both abrasion resistance and spalling resistance, which can also be manufactured at low cost and in a short period of time, and a method for manufacturing the same, are provided wherein the briquetting roll 1 integrally has an inner layer material 4 and an outer layer material 5, which comprise mutually different materials and are in contact with each other at the respective exterior and interior thereof, and has pockets 6 formed at the outer circumference of the outer layer material 5. A chromium-molybdenum forged steel material is used for the inner layer material 4 and a high-carbon high-speed steel material is used for the outer layer material 5. The outer layer material 5 may be formed on the outside of the inner layer material 4 by a continuous pouring process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJICO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Yoshitani, Takashi Kikuchi, Hyo-Gyoung Kang, Hiroaki Furuta
  • Patent number: 10378980
    Abstract: Collecting roll data for a sensing roll and mating roll forming a nip includes generating a respective sensor signal from each of a plurality of sensors located at axially spaced-apart locations of the sensing roll, wherein each respective sensor signal is generated when each sensor enters a region of a nip between the sensing roll and the mating roll during each rotation of the sensing roll and receiving the generated signal. Upon receiving the signal, a processor a) determines a particular which of the sensors which generated the signal, b) based upon a rotational position of the mating roll relative to a reference position, determines which one of a plurality of tracking segments associated with the mating roll occurs substantially concurrently with the sensor entering the region of the nip, and c) stores the respective sensor signal to associate the signal with the determined one tracking segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Kerry D. Figiel
  • Patent number: 10316463
    Abstract: A non-woven covered roller comprising a resin-saturated seamless non-woven tube on a shaft and a process for making the non-woven covered roller comprising non-woven fibers and a shaft surface completely covered with at least the same resin wherein the resin-saturated non-woven tube has a hardness of at least 40 wet Shore A. It also has an outer surface configured to both trap metal debris from a metal web during primary metal fabrication operations and temporarily compress to allow larger metal debris associated with the metal web to pass by without permanently damaging the outer surface of the non-woven covered roller. Furthermore, it has an inner surface sufficiently bonded with the same resin to the outer surface of the shaft to permit satisfactory life of the resin-saturated non-woven covered roller during primary metal fabrication conditions similar to that of conventional shafts that are covered with rubber, urethane, or vinyl, and have not been exposed to the metal debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NCCM Company, LLC
    Inventors: Brent D Niccum, Christopher J Utech
  • Patent number: 10046574
    Abstract: One embodiment of this invention is an elastic roller including: a roller shaft; and an elastic material member surrounding the roller shaft. The elastic material member may include: an inner layer elastic material member disposed on an outer periphery of the roller shaft, a coating layer disposed on an outer periphery of the inner layer elastic material member, a first side end part circumferential surface having a first side end part, and a second side end part circumferential surface having a second side end part. The coating layer is formed from a silicone resin having a hardness of 20 degrees or less based on a spring type hardness tester Asker C in accordance with SRIS 0101. The second side end part circumferential surface having an elastic roller diameter that gradually decreases towards the second side end part opposite to the first side end part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Haruhiko Nitta
  • Patent number: 9804044
    Abstract: Collecting roll data associated with a sensing roll and a mating roll forming a nip includes generating sensor signals from a first sensor array on the sensing roll and a second sensor array on the mating roll during rotations of the mating rolls and sensing rolls. A periodically occurring first time reference is associated with each rotation of the mating roll and a periodically occurring second time reference is associated with each rotation of the sensing roll. For a received sensor signal, based on whether the received signal is from the sensors of the mating roll or the sensing roll, a tracking segment on the other roll is detected that enters a region of the nip concurrent with the sensor that generated the received signal. The detection is made from either a most-recent-identified first time reference or second time reference. The received signal can then be stored using the detected tracking segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Kerry D. Figiel
  • Patent number: 9797788
    Abstract: Collecting roll data associated with a sensing and mating rolls that form a nip uses first and second pluralities of sensors. Each sensor of the first plurality has a corresponding sensor in the second plurality which is associated with a same respective axial location on the sensing roll but is spaced-apart circumferentially. The sensors are located at axially spaced-apart locations of the sensing roll and generate either a first or second respective signal when entering the nip. Upon receiving a generated signal, a determination is made about which sensor generated the received signal and the membership of that sensor in one of the pluralities. Based upon a rotational position of the mating roll, a determination is made of which tracking segment associated with the mating roll enters the region of the nip concurrently with the signal to store the signal using the determined one tracking segment and the determined membership.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Kerry D. Figiel
  • Patent number: 9668422
    Abstract: A device for harvesting long agricultural products, such as grass, straw, pulses, biomass products and the like, includes a frame having a main axis of extension, a plurality of agricultural product harvesting elements, each in turn equipped with at least one long harvesting prong, a movement system for moving each of the harvesting elements along a closed trajectory surrounding the main axis of extension, and a plurality of bands fixed to the frame, positioned one after another and spaced out along the main axis of extension. The device also includes a conveyor unit including an elongate body extending along its own axis of rotation and provided with at least one peripheral step forming an agricultural product feed shoulder extending, along an axis which is substantially radial relative to said axis of rotation, between an edge proximal to the axis of rotation and an edge distal from the axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: ROC S.R.L.
    Inventor: Raffaele Ubaldi
  • Patent number: 9623678
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of transport elements to cause a movement of a medium received at a media input in a movement direction towards a media output, wherein the plurality of transport elements are arranged spaced apart from each other in the direction transverse to the movement direction of the medium, wherein the plurality of transport elements include a first transport element to be moved with a first velocity, a second transport element to be moved with a second velocity, and a third transport element to be moved with a third velocity, the second transport element arranged between the first and third transport elements, and wherein the first and third velocities are greater than the second velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: HEWLETT—PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Alberto Arredondo, Alberto Borrego Lebrato, Eduardo Martin Orue, Martin Urrutia Nebreda, Isidoro Maya
  • Patent number: 8950320
    Abstract: A portable roller press that includes a base frame having a pair of opposing stanchions, a drive roller assembly having upper and lower rollers extending between and rotatably mounted to the stanchions, a pair of opposing wings that are hingedly coupled to the base frame and selectively movable between open and closed positions, and an idler roller rotatably mounted to each of the wings. The wings have recessed portions that together substantially enclose the drive roller assembly when the wings are in closed positions. Additionally, when the wings are in their closed positions, the idler rollers are contained in a void space between the upper and lower rollers. The wings can be substantially hollow and arc configured for holding and transporting items therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Tek Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Nabity, Bryan Hunter, Peter Kaltenbach, Henric Jentz
  • Patent number: 8944801
    Abstract: A pellet press for producing pellets from material which is to be compressed. In the pellet press, the biomass is compressed through the holes of the die by at least one press device comprising a roller which rolls on the die, to form pellets. The die and/or the roller move in relation to each other during the production thereof. Provides essential machine elements or modules which are simple to access and also quick to exchange. The construction and operation of the pellet press should be modular so that the production power can be variably adjusted and/or the production is independent of the repairs of individual modules. At least one press device comprising at least one roller and/or the die is arranged inside a press frame in the pellet press, the press frame being embodied in the form of at least one C-frame and/or at least one window frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau
    Inventors: Frank Heymanns, Gernot von Haas, Günter Natus, Detlef Kroll
  • Patent number: 8925449
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a roll for devices for the treatment of ribbon-shaped paper material includes a central shaft, on which a coaxial tubular jacket is fitted, among which two oscillating and non-rotating connection organs are positioned, the central shaft of the roll having, at opposite ends, oscillating bearings housed in a supporting structure, wherein the central shaft and jacket are both rotating and are also made torsionally integral by means of at least one flexible organ capable of transmitting a torque. In another embodiment, a device for the treatment of ribbon-like paper material includes with a pair of rolls opposed as specified above, wherein a first roll has a tubular steel jacket and a second roll has a tubular rubber jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Gambini International S.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Gambini
  • Patent number: 8910567
    Abstract: The invention relates to a compacting device (1) for compacting empty containers, in particular beverage bottles or cans of plastic or metal, comprising at least one rotatable roller (1a, 1b), which is designed for compressing and perforating empty containers, wherein the roller (1a, 1b) has a roller base body (2a, 2b) and at least one pin element (3) protruding from the roller base body (2a, 2b), wherein the pin element (3) is formed as a hollow pin, at least the end face of the hollow pin that is facing away from the roller base body (2a, 2b) is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Envipco Holding N.V.
    Inventors: Anton Moch, Maik Schulenberg
  • Patent number: 8869690
    Abstract: A stationery machine is used to cut various patterns on a paper and contains a housing for covering a machine body; the machine body including a frame with a first side plate and a second side plate, the first side plate and the second side plate having a first elongated slot and a second elongated slot on two lower sides thereof; a first pressing roller having a first rotary shaft driven by a crank set and at least two transmission gears in different sizes; a second pressing roller having a second rotary shaft, the second rotary shaft of the second pressing roller having a driven gear; an abutting mechanism biasing the second pressing roller to move upwardly and downwardly so as to adjust a distance between the second pressing roller and the first pressing roller, and the driven gear meshing with the at least two transmission gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Ming-Cheng Wang
  • Patent number: 8795563
    Abstract: A roll press for the compression or compacting of granular products. Two detachable rolls separated by a roll gap are driven in opposite directions and mounted on shafts to rotate in a machine frame. The shafts of the mobile rolls are received in bearing housings arranged in a mobile manner in the machine frame. Two respective bearing housings of different rolls, arranged on one side of the rolls, are interconnected by at least one pressure cylinder having at least two working chambers. A method for centering mobile rolls in such a roll press. The at least two working chambers have a force effect acting in opposite directions, and are interconnected in such a way that a pressure medium can circulate between the chambers. In this way, the hydraulic system is positioned in a fixed manner on the machine frame, the rolls nonetheless being mounted in the machine frame in a floating manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Splinter
  • Patent number: 8783173
    Abstract: An apparatus for compressing empty containers, in particular of beverage bottles or beverage cans made out of plastic, in particular out of polyethylene terephthalate PET, or tin plate. The apparatus has a cutting and pressing unit as well as means for driving and for controlling the cutting and pressing unit, wherein the cutting and pressing unit contains at least two cooperating, oppositely rotating rollers disposed at a distance relative to each other with respect to their rotation axes, wherein each roller has several disks in each case disposed towards each other with an axial distance (free space). According to a special further development it is proposed that at least in the operating region of the two rollers there are disposed axially next to each other a first working region for a compressing of containers made out of plastic and a second working region for a compressing of containers made out of metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Hermann Schwelling
  • Publication number: 20140196616
    Abstract: A pressure roller for an apparatus for compaction of empty (disposable) hollow bodies (beverage containers), particularly plastic bottles or tin cans, having at least one rotating roller that is disposed at a distance from a counter-bearing, forming a gap, has an essentially cylindrical mantle surface that possesses multiple profiled partial regions of the same type and the same width in its working region, following one another in the axial direction. These profiled partial regions are separated from one another, in each instance, by a circumferential recess. Each of these profiled partial regions—viewed axially—has multiple sections that follow one another. At least one cam-shaped projection that projects radially away from the mantle surface is disposed in one of these sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Hermann SCHWELLING
  • Patent number: 8673030
    Abstract: The invention provides a method by which high moisture low rank coal or other carbonaceous material may be transformed into a high-energy, water resistant product. The raw feed is comminuted then mechanically compacted by a roller press with rolls of a specified profile to mobilize the inherent moisture and collapse most of the interstitial pore space. The mobilized moisture is then removed by low-temperature drying and the material is sized and shaped to form a product that is resistant to re-absorption of water or other liquids. The present invention will promote the use of low rank coal for liquefaction and gasification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: GTL Energy Holdings Pty Limited
    Inventors: Robert R. French, Robert A. Reeves, Patrick B. Auell
  • Patent number: 8616257
    Abstract: A device for preliminary bonding superposed curved glass plates together through an interlayer between them by sandwiching and pressing the plates from both outside surfaces of the superposed plates. The device has an upper roll pressing means with plural independent upper rolls arranged in a row along a plate upper surface to press against the upper surface of the plate (G), a lower roll pressing means with plural independent lower rolls arranged in a row along a plate lower surface to press against the lower surface of the plate a curveable lower flexible roll contiguous with the top of each lower roll, and a drive (50) for rotating the lower flexible roll. The curved glass plates are press-bonded together by the upper rolls and the lower flexible roll by the lower roll pressing means pressing the lower flexible roll through the lower rolls against the lower surface of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Takeshi Mori
  • Publication number: 20130228082
    Abstract: A roll press apparatus performs press working on objects to be shaped and a sheet, on which the objects to be treated are disposed in a gap between first and second rolls that are disposed parallel to each other so as to face each other. Crown shapes of the first and second rolls include inclined areas that are inclined with respect to rotation axes of the first and second rolls. The roll press apparatus includes a roll moving unit that moves the first and second rolls in opposite directions along rotation axis directions of the first and second rolls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Hisashi Honjou
  • Publication number: 20130074713
    Abstract: A leveling machine for rolled-up tablets has a base, a mounting frame and a wheel-leveling device. The base has two sideboards faced each other and each sideboard has a spindle hole. The mounting frame is rotatably mounted in the base between the sideboards and has a spindle, an adjusting motor, two mounting boards and a bottom cylinder. The spindle is rotatably mounted in the spindle holes of the sideboards. The adjusting motor is mounted securely on the corresponding sideboard to drive the spindle. The mounting boards are respectively, obliquely and securely mounted around the spindle near the sideboards. The bottom cylinder is rotatably mounted around the spindle between the mounting boards. The wheel-leveling device is connected to the mounting frame and has two top cylinder mounts, a cylinder, a top cylinder, two pushing mounts and two telescopic drivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Steven LAI
  • Publication number: 20130000497
    Abstract: An improved baler and a method of using the improved baler to produce high density bales. The baler comprises a pick-up assembly configured to pick-up crop material; a compression assembly comprising at least one pair of opposing compression rollers configured to generate a pressure on the crop material sufficient to crush the nodes as it passes between the compression rollers; and a bale chamber, wherein the crushed crop forms a bale. The compression rollers define an adjustable gap therebetween. By adjusting the gap, a pressure sufficient to crush the nodes of the crop may be exerted on the crop material as it passes between the compression rollers may be controlled, resulting in bales of higher density than conventional bales.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: CNH AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: John Henry POSSELIUS, Christopher A. FOSTER, Edward H. PRIEPKE, Kevin M. SMITH, Scott Allen SHEARER, Michael David MONTROSS, Willaim C. ADAMS
  • Publication number: 20130000498
    Abstract: A permeable material compacting method includes feeding permeable material between at least one set of rollers, and decreasing a cross sectional area of the permeable material as it passes between the at least one set of rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Randall V. Guest, Charles Edward Fowler, Bennett M. Richard
  • Patent number: 8316908
    Abstract: [Object] When press-bonding superposed curved glass plates together by a plurality of curved rolls, even if curvature of the curved glass changes, a preliminary bonding method and device of a laminated glass can cope with a variety of curvatures of the curved glass plate by an easy adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kenji Ujiie, Yoshiki Katada, Koji Tamai, Chikao Nakashima
  • Patent number: 8297183
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roller press having two rollers rotatably supported in a frame. In order to mount or dismount the rollers, at least one head piece of the frame can be removed from its operating position by being displaced outwards in the transverse direction. Such an embodiment is distinguished by inexpensive manufacture of the roller press and a time-saving mounting and dismounting of the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Thyssenkrupp Polysius Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Nils Hörster, Helmut Lücke, Silvio Lorenz
  • Publication number: 20120260811
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for compacting hollow bodies, in particular beverage cans, having a roller (3) that acts against a counter bearing to form a draw-in gap (23); said roller has an essentially cylindrical body (10) from which draw-in elements (12) project, which run continually in the longitudinal direction of the rollers essentially across the full length of the rollers and are arranged in parallel to one another. The object to be attained by the invention is to provide a compacting device with draw-in elements that, in addition to being effective drawing-in element, provides effective compacting. In an exemplary embodiment, the draw-in elements are formed by undulatory running strips (12) with two lateral flanks (13, 14) and a top surface (15) that connect the two lateral flanks, preferably where the edges formed are sharp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Maik Schulenberg, Johann A. Löning
  • Publication number: 20120227595
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a roll for devices for the treatment of ribbon-shaped paper material includes a central shaft, on which a coaxial tubular jacket is fitted, among which two oscillating and non-rotating connection organs are positioned, the central shaft of the roll having, at opposite ends, oscillating bearings housed in a supporting structure, wherein the central shaft and jacket are both rotating and are also made torsionally integral by means of at least one flexible organ capable of transmitting a torque. In another embodiment, a device for the treatment of ribbon-like paper material includes with a pair of rolls opposed as specified above, wherein a first roll has a tubular steel jacket and a second roll has a tubular rubber jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: GAMBINI INTERNATIONAL S.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Gambini
  • Patent number: 8136444
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for pressing and forming a raw material into a granulated material having a uniform shape by a pair of rolls (1, 2), wherein at least one of the rolls of the pair of rolls has a predetermined number of holes (16) for forming the granulated material on an outer surface thereof, and pressing pins (17), which are inserted into respective holes, and a predetermined number of members (18) for supporting the pins installed in the one of the rolls of the pair of rolls, the members for supporting the pressing pins being configured to be separate from the pressing pins so that the pressing pins slide on the members for supporting the pressing pins; and wherein the granulated material is ejected by the pressing pins as the pressing pins slide on the members for supporting the pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Sintokogio, Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuaki Odagi
  • Publication number: 20120017782
    Abstract: The invention relates to a compacting device (1) for compacting empty containers, in particular beverage bottles or cans of plastic or metal, comprising at least one rotatable roller (1a, 1b), which is designed for compressing and perforating empty containers, wherein the roller (1a, 1b) has a roller base body (2a, 2b) and at least one pin element (3) protruding from the roller base body (2a, 2b), wherein the pin element (3) is formed as a hollow pin, at least the end face of the hollow pin that is facing away from the roller base body (2a, 2b) is open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Anton Moch, Maik Schulenberg
  • Publication number: 20110297015
    Abstract: An apparatus for automated dehydration is disclosed. In one embodiment, an automated dehydration apparatus includes a first roller press and a second roller press aligned substantially parallel to each other with distance between them as to cause fluid to be removed from materials as the materials pass between said first roller press and said second roller press where a motor drives the first roller press after receiving power from a power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Willie Clyde Hunter
  • Publication number: 20110185923
    Abstract: A roller press includes two rollers each having a first end extending through a first sidewall of a roller unit frame so as to be connected with a gear unit which is cooperated with an operation handle, and two respective second ends of the two rollers extend through a second sidewall of the roller unit frame so as to form an open-type entry. A close-type entry is defined between the two rollers located between the first and second sidewalls of the roller unit frame. The two entries are able to press the paper products of different widths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Chia-Shun Lee
  • Patent number: 7918160
    Abstract: The cane juice extractor includes a wagon that may be hitched to or towed alongside a harvesting machine or combine for application in-field. The wagon includes a frame having an upper deck and a lower deck. The upper deck includes an inlet side where harvested cane may be fed for juice extraction and an outlet side for disposing the pulp. Rotating feeders feed the cane to a cutting station on the upper deck. The cutting station comminutes the cane into billets that are carried by an endless belt through a series of compression roller sets. Each set of rollers compress the cut cane down to smaller dimensions to extract the juice. A chute disposed between the upper and lower decks collects the juices and funnels them into a juice storage tank on the lower deck. The pulp is expelled from the outlet side to the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventor: J. Edwin Roy
  • Publication number: 20110011285
    Abstract: An apparatus for improving surface smoothness and internal firmness of cylindrical food products is provided. The apparatus includes a conveyor belt for conveying cylindrical food products to a concave rolling zone below an output end, such that each of the cylindrical food products rolls in the rolling zone for an appropriate amount of time. Thus, surface smoothness and internal firmness of each of the cylindrical food products are improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: Robert OU-YOUNG
  • Patent number: 7841273
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to simplify and to improve mounting of roller bearings in double roller machines, for example, roller presses for interparticle comminution of granular goods. The rollers and the bearing housing thereof are formed by means of slanting rollers and/or thermal roller longitudinal changes. The rollers are guided in a secure manner on the slide guides thereof. The invention is characterized in that the fixed bearing housing and the moveable bearing housing are connected together via a guide rod in each roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: KHD Humboldft Wedag GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Splinter, Meinhard Frangenberg
  • Patent number: 7838280
    Abstract: A device for wringing a biological mass of cultures has a substantially vertical container having a bottom provided with a discharge opening, a rotor means located under the discharge opening and including at least two rotors which are rotatable toward one another to receive a biological mass therebetween, wherein the rotors are provided with a plurality of substantially radially extending plungers which are displaceable in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventors: Oleg Shvabsky, Jacob Gitman
  • Patent number: 7767050
    Abstract: A laminating roller assembly comprises a frame, a movable support supported by the frame, a laminating roller and a lift mechanism. The laminating roller is attached to the movable support. The lift mechanism is attached to the frame and is configured to move the movable support and the attached laminating roller relative to the frame. Additional embodiments of the invention are directed to a credential substrate laminator and a method of laminating a credential substrate using a credential substrate laminator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: HID Global Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Meier, Greg E. Gindele, Gan Zhao, Anthony L. Lokken, Chadwick M. Johnson, Matthew K. Dunham
  • Publication number: 20100186607
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roller press having two rollers rotatably supported in a frame. In order to mount or dismount the rollers, at least one head piece of the frame can be removed from its operating position by being displaced outwards in the transverse direction. Such an embodiment is distinguished by inexpensive manufacture of the roller press and a time-saving mounting and dismounting of the rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: POLYSIUS AG
    Inventors: Nils Hörster, Helmut Lücke, Silvio Lorenz
  • Patent number: 7743700
    Abstract: A roller press includes a housing to which upper and lower rollers are coupled. A crank handle is coupled to at least one of the upper and lower rollers. Rotation of the crank handle causes rotation of the rollers. Two doors that provide die support surfaces are coupled to the housing and are moveable between a closed position and an open position. A suction member is coupled to the bottom of the housing. The suction member is actuated by movement of the doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Provo Craft and Novelry, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerry Ayala, Michael Horito, Tyler Allan
  • Publication number: 20100071571
    Abstract: To provide a method for pressing and forming a raw material into a granulated material and a press type apparatus for forming a raw material into a granulated material to effectively produce tablets that have a uniform shape. A method for pressing and forming a raw material into a granulated material by a pair of rolls (1, 2) is described, wherein at least one of the rolls of the pair of rolls has a predetermined number of holes (16) for forming the granulated material on an outer surface thereof, and pressing pins (17), which are inserted into respective holes, and a predetermined number of members (18) for supporting the pins are installed in the one of the rolls of the pair of rolls, the members for supporting the pressing pins being configured to be separate from the pressing pins so that the pressing pins slide on the members for supporting the pressing pins; and wherein the granulated material is ejected by the pressing pins as the pressing pins slide on the members for supporting the pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: Katsuaki Odagi
  • Patent number: 7624678
    Abstract: This invention reveals a crank roller paper cutting device, which comprises a base, a supporter, a handle part, a master roller, a slave roller, and a group of speed-reducing gears. Via the group of speed-reducing gears, handle part correlates to the master roller and slave roller at one terminal, both of the master roller and slave roller are captured by the open bores therewith on the supporter. While the other ends of master roller and slave roller are suspended in the air, where a removable positioning block is attached. Upon the above said positioning block, there are two open bores or blink holes in correspondence to the master roller and slave roller respectively. Around the master roller and slave roller are many removable regulating cylinders or one regulating cylinder in different thickness. This crank roller paper cutting device is reasonable in design, easy to use and safe in operation for a wide range of applications, particularly valuable for kindergarten enlightenment education.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Inventor: Yeqing Deng
  • Publication number: 20090158645
    Abstract: The invention provides a method by which high moisture low rank coal or other carbonaceous material may be transformed into a high-energy, water resistant product. The raw feed is comminuted then mechanically compacted by a roller press with rolls of a specified profile to mobilize the inherent moisture and collapse most of the interstitial pore space. The mobilized moisture is then removed by low-temperature drying and the material is sized and shaped to form a product that is resistant to re-absorption of water or other liquids. The present invention will promote the use of low rank coal for liquefaction and gasification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Robert R. French, Robert A. Reeves, Patrick B. Auell
  • Patent number: 7520214
    Abstract: A method is provided for collecting at least partially retted plants and winding them into bales. The method is characterised in that the collected and wound plants are fibrous plants with previously cut tops and bottoms. A machine to perform the method has a gatherer (3) for collecting at least partially retted plants with previously cut tops and bottoms, a crusher (4) for grinding the stems of the plants without tops and bottoms to break the wood filaments therein, a decorticator (10) for scarifying the ground stems to release the wood filaments and shives, a unit (31) for laying flat the fibres scutched in this way, and a baler (32) for winding the same into bales.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Inventor: Guy Dehondt
  • Publication number: 20090064877
    Abstract: An apparatus for perforating and deforming containers is equipped with a perforating rotor (6) including sharp perforating elements on an outer circumference for perforating containers in a transport path. The perforating rotor (6) is rotatable about an axis of rotation on a first side of the transport path (4) and oriented transverse to the transport direction (5). A pressing rotor (7) for pressing the containers against the perforating rotor (6) is rotatable about an axis of rotation on a second side of the transport path (4), opposite the perforating rotor (6) and oriented transverse to the transport direction (5) and comprises circumferentially distributed fingers (8) each projecting in a direction radial and circumferential to the axis of rotation of the pressing rotor (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: Jan Benjamins
  • Publication number: 20090013883
    Abstract: A wringing device for expelling materials from a flexible container. In at least one embodiment, the wringing device may be used to expel fluids from a flexible container contained within an intermediate bulk container (IBC). The wringing device may be formed from a support frame and a carriage movably coupled to the support frame for supporting components of the wringing device, The wringing device may include a nip shaft coupled to the carriage and a movable nip shaft movably coupled to the carriage proximate to the nip shaft. The movable nip shaft may be biased toward the nip shaft with a biasing device. The wringing device may include one or more drive devices for driving a take-up shaft, a wringing device transport system, or the carriage, or any combination thereof. The wringing device may also include a transport vehicle for transporting the wringing device between different intermediate bulk containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: CHEP Technology Pty Limited
    Inventors: Vishnu R. Naidu, Joseph R. Russo, JR.
  • Publication number: 20080307939
    Abstract: Methods and systems to drive rotary presses are described. In one described example, a rotary press system includes a first rotary press and a second rotary press adjacent to the first rotary press. The first and the second rotary presses are to receive a strip of material. A drive member is operatively coupled to the first and the second rotary presses and a motor coupled to the drive member rotates the drive member to cause the first and second rotary presses to process the strip material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventor: Gregory S. Smith
  • Patent number: 7464631
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shape forming device for use with dies to provide cut, punched and embossed objects made from a variety of media. The shape forming device includes a housing that contains at least one pair of rollers oriented substantially parallel to one another, a power supply, electrically connected to the pair of rollers to drive their rotation so as to permit the feeding of a die between the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Nottingham-Spirk Design Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: John Nottingham, John Spirk, Patrick Brown, Robert Dorsey, Trevor Jackson, Carolyn McNeeley
  • Patent number: 7451695
    Abstract: An apparatus serves for pressing sheet-like printed products, in particular for pressing folded printed products. The apparatus has a first pair of pressing rollers, with a first, lower pressing roller and a second, upper pressing roller. A further pair of pressing rollers arranged downstream has a third, lower pressing roller and a fourth, upper pressing roller. A drive for driving the pressing rollers is also provided. It is proposed that one pressing roller of each pair of pressing rollers can be moved away from, and toward, the other pressing roller via a mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Palamides GmbH
    Inventors: Stefano Palamides, Johannes Oldenkott, Wolfgang Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 7451694
    Abstract: A roll pressing machine includes a support, a stationary roller unit disposed on the support and having a stationary roller, a self-modulating roller unit, a swingable body, and a biasing unit. The self-modulating roller is disposed movably on the support and has a moving roller adapted for pressing a blank against the stationary roller. The moving roller is movable toward or away from the stationary roller to vary a gap between the stationary and moving rollers. The swingable body is coupled to the moving roller. The biasing unit includes a pusher member pushing resiliently the swingable body so that the moving roller moves toward the stationary roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Boltun Corporation
    Inventor: Spencer Wang
  • Patent number: 7451945
    Abstract: A roller press with a hinged frame having a frame substructure, a frame top wall and two head pieces arranged at the side, with at least one head piece, with a part of the frame top waling arranged on it, forming a side flap which is arranged on the frame substructure for opening out. In the hinged frame at least two rollers are placed, positioned adjacently, which, in a roller removal position of the hinged frame, can be removed from the hinged frame sideways via the removal opening formed by the opened-out side flap. The part of the frame top wall assigned to the side flap is arranged for swivelling relative to the head piece by means of an articulated joint arranged on the associated head piece, whereby the swivel axis of the articulated joint is arranged essentially parallel to the axes of the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Koeppern Entwicklungs GmbH
    Inventors: Gereon Wollenhaupt, Kai-Uwe Habermann