With Inlet Closure Patents (Class 100/190)
  • Patent number: 9630605
    Abstract: An electric brake device includes: a motor cylinder device that generates a hydraulic pressure in accordance with a brake operation of a driver with an electric motor; a rotational angle sensor that detects a rotor rotational angle ? of the electric motor; and a motor control section that controls an output torque of the electric motor corresponding to the rotor rotational angle ? and controls the electric motor by advancing a detection value of the rotational angle sensor. The current phase setup section sets a current phase to an advanced side as an electrical advance control. The current phase setup section inhibits the advancing the detection value when the electric motor performs reversed rotation, or sets the current phase to a retarded side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Shimada, Kazuharu Kidera, Soichiro Ueura
  • Patent number: 8904926
    Abstract: A hay press configured to generally (i) receive hay bales; (ii) cut the twine holding the hay bales together; (iii) move, by weight, a pre-established amount of hay into a compression chamber; (iv) compress the pre-established amount of hay into a package of pre-established size; and (v) eject and wrap the compressed package of hay for shipping. The hay press includes a (i) loading table and destacker; (ii) twine slicer; (iii) loading compartment; (iv) loading hydraulic press and platen; (v) infeed forks; (vi) compression chamber; (vii) scale; (viii) compression chamber door; (ix) hydraulic compression ram and platen; (x) hydraulic ejection press and platen; and (xi) ejection chute. An optional conveyor system may operate in conjunction with the hay press to transport loose hay having fallen during operation of the hay press to a loose hay loading chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Harker
  • Patent number: 8240247
    Abstract: Compacting apparatus (10) for waste material defines a feed space (14), in which material (16) for compacting is received in use, and a pressing chamber (16). The apparatus includes a moving assembly (40) for moving material from the feed space into the pressing chamber, a pressing member (20) movable within the pressing chamber to move material in use out of the pressing chamber, and a shearing arrangement (70, 72) for shearing the material as it moves out of the pressing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Lyndex Recycling Systems Limited
    Inventors: Philip Wincott, Barry George Carson
  • Patent number: 7509788
    Abstract: A packaging assembly for insulation material has a compression chamber and a surge hopper vertically mounted above the compression chamber. An air drawing assembly positioned beneath the compression chamber draws air through the surge hopper and the compression chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Hasselbach, Michael E. Evans
  • Patent number: 7343852
    Abstract: A loose media compacting apparatus including a charging chamber with retractable walls where variable geometry components including pivotable opposed front and rear retractable charging chamber walls of a closed and compact charging chamber are retractably and expandingly positioned to present a large capacity open and expanded charging chamber having a volume sufficiently exceeding the capacity of the charging chamber in the closed and compact position. Upon accommodation of loose media by the expanded geometry of the open and expanded charging chamber, the front and rear retractable charging chamber walls are forcibly repositioned, whereby loose media is compressed in the reconfigured closed and compact charging chamber to form precompressed media which can subsequently be further compressed by an onboard ram or other compression devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Inventor: Emory L. Olds
  • Patent number: 6694871
    Abstract: A baler having pre-compression lid stops and method of operation where stops located on a pre-compression lid prevent rotation of the pre-compression lid into the pre-crush chamber to prevent impingement of a gatherer ram with the pre-compression lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: IPS Balers, Inc.
    Inventors: Forrest H. Wildes, Emory L. Olds
  • Patent number: 6640701
    Abstract: Catering in a transport vehicle like an aircraft involves collecting mixed waste including solids (e.g. left-over food portions, food wastes, napkins, disposable cutlery) and liquids (e.g. beverage rests), without separation. These wastes are disposed of into an apparatus including a receiving container with a filter and separating element at the bottom, a waste shaft leading into the container, a press arrangement with flap doors, pressure pistons which press the press arrangement and flap doors onto the waste in the container to compact the waste, and a drain and coupling system at the bottom of the container. As the waste is compacted, liquids drain down through the filter, oils and fats are removed by the separating element, and non-oily liquids are removed through the coupling system to the vacuum disposal system or the gray water drain line of the vehicle. A control unit controls the overall operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Claus Hoffjann, Joachim Hoehne, Hans-Juergen Heinrich
  • Patent number: 6360655
    Abstract: Residues are found to be stored in the compartments of a multiple container, located in homes, restaurants, cafeterias, etc. The residues thus classified are treated by the user himself who places the residues of the same type in the machine object of the invention, which will be another electrical appliance in homes and premises. The process consists of compacting each type of residue, forming briquettes with a spherical, cylindrical, prismatic shape, etc. formed in the compacting chamber of the machine. A binding material, such as a resin or the like and simultaneously a dye that indicates in accordance with a color code, the type of residue of the briquette, are injected on the briquette in a final stage. After polymerization and solidification, the briquettes are diverted automatically to a storage chamber for their subsequent transfer. The machine includes a compacting chamber with a side wall and another top wall movable by means of respective hydraulic cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Inventor: Jose Francisco Crespo Barrio
  • Patent number: 5987858
    Abstract: A movable retaining wall is used in a first position in a compression baler to retain a compressed mass, such as microfibers, and is then moved to a second position into an opening in a wall of a packaging chamber filling the opening such that a gap between the edges of the interior surface of the retaining wall and the edges of the opening is too small to allow the compressed material to enter the gap when it passes through the packaging chamber and past the gap. To accomplish this requires the use of hidden hinges to guide the retaining wall as it moves from the first position to the second position and back to the first position. The hidden hinges allow the retaining wall to move essentially straight out of the opening in the wall of the packaging chamber before it begins to pivot towards the second position, thus allowing the tight fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Johns Manville International, Inc.
    Inventor: James Michael Long
  • Patent number: 5845568
    Abstract: Hinged sidewall member for precompressing waste material in the charging chamber of a horizontal waste baling machine. The hinged sidewall member is located in the charging chamber and has a sidewall and a top cover member extending perpendicularly to the sidewall. The hinged sidewall member is hydraulically operated about a pivot to precharge waste material in the charging chamber prior to compression in an adjacent compression chamber by a reciprocating compression ram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Inventor: F. F. Rosser, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5832815
    Abstract: During the pressing of bales in a baler, a portion of a press channel in front of a retracted press ram is in each case completely filled with material to be compacted. During compacting, the pressure forces exerted on the press ram have a resultant which intersects the side of the press ram directed in pressing direction below the center thereof or below the center of the press channel section at the location of that side of the press ram. The press ram shows less tendency to tilt, as a consequence of which the press ram guide is less loaded and less friction occurs between the press ram and the press channel. As a result, the bale is compressed more properly and the press ram guide wears less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: Machinefabriek Bollegraaf Appingedam B.V.
    Inventor: Heiman Salle Bollegraaf
  • Patent number: 5459982
    Abstract: An apparatus for compressing bulky materials, like microfibers having a bulk density of less than about 0.2 PCF, to a much higher density, e.g. about 10.8 PCF, and packaging the compressed mass without damaging the material. The apparatus comprises a hopper having a pivoting wall wherein one edge of the pivoting wall is tapered and cooperates with a curved extension of one wall of an adjoining compression chamber to prevent the material from being pinched or scarffed which would damage the material. The compression chamber is long enough that when the compression means is withdrawn to accept another charge (each package requires a plurality of charging and compressing cycles) the compressed material cannot expand into the opening the compression chamber leading to the hopper. Finally, one end portion of a wall of the compression chamber has a movable retaining wall that also forms a portion of a wall of an adjoining packaging chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1995
    Assignee: Schuller International, Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Long
  • Patent number: 5377584
    Abstract: A dejuicing press has a cylindrical main pressing chamber defined by a cylindrical dripping grate. A composite piston arrangement is used in the chamber which includes an internal piston surrounded by an external annular piston. Separate drives are provided for the two pistons so that they can be moved together or separately in the same direction or in opposite directions to effect the various stages of a pressing cycle. The press may also have a pre-pressing chamber which feeds the main pressing chamber and in which a pre-pressing piston operates, and a transfer chamber at one end of the pre-pressing chamber in which there is a third piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Inventor: Jean-Michel Egretier
  • Patent number: 4594942
    Abstract: A baling press having a main pressing box of rectangular shape with a side pressing box along one edge. The side pressing box has a plunger for moving material into the main pressing box. A hopper is above the boxes and between the hopper and the boxes is a pre-pressing unit having a pair of doors, each in the form of a quarter section of a cylinder which press material from the hopper downwardly into the boxes for subsequent compression and removal by a pressing plunger which moves along the longitudinal axis of the main box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1986
    Assignee: B.V. Machinefabriek BOA
    Inventor: Else M. Denneboom
  • Patent number: 4579053
    Abstract: Loading doors for a container such as a transfer container for domestic waste which cooperates with a compactor loader having a horizontally reciprocating ram comprise a plurality of flaps which effectively close an opening sized to correspond with a spigot of the compactor loader the doors being opened by mechanical connection with a part of the compactor loader and resulting from relative movement between it and the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1986
    Assignee: Devon County Council
    Inventors: Brian G. Beesley, Clive Hurley, Ramon H. J. Brend, Robert W. D. Sherrell, Thomas P. Edwards, Andrew J. Vickery
  • Patent number: 4201508
    Abstract: A refuse collection vehicle has a hopper and a compacting platen. A slide cover is disposed behind the platen and automatically moves rearwardly and forwardly therewith when the platen is short stroking or otherwise moving in at least a portion of the hopper area. The slide cover and platen move together as a unit at all times in this situation. When the platen is moved rearwardly in a full stroke during a compaction cycle, the platen and slide cover are automatically disengaged at a selected point in the stroke to permit the platen to freely proceed rearwardly. Upon retraction of the platen, it and the slide cover automatically re-engage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1980
    Assignee: Lodal, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Brisson
  • Patent number: 3962968
    Abstract: A baling press including a cavity, having separate loading and unloading openings near its opposite ends, a bolster which moves in the cavity to reduce the volume of the cavity and compress the material loaded therein to a predetermined size, a ram connected to reciprocate the bolster within the cavity between a retracted position clear of the loading opening and an advanced position beyond the loading opening, and a door linked to a cooperating cam and a follower means mounted one to reciprocate with the ram and the other to control the motion of the door whereby movement of the bolster from its retracted position to its advanced position in a compression stroke will automatically close the door until the bolster returns to its retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1976
    Assignee: The French Oil Mill Machinery Company
    Inventors: Murray C. Tribbett, Nicholas L. Manko
  • Patent number: 3955694
    Abstract: A side loading refuse truck having a reciprocable ram in the bottom of a loading compartment at the front of the truck for pushing rubbish from the loading compartment through an opening therefrom at the bottom of the rear wall of the loading compartment into a larger rear body section. Hydraulic mechanism moves the ram in short strokes through the loading compartment for packing refuse rearwardly into the larger body section. The body has an openable rear wall. The hydraulic mechanism also can be actuated to move the ram rearwardly through the opening and along the bottom of the larger rear body section to the rear thereof for ejecting refuse from the larger body section. There is a vertical guide track up which at least the greater part of an articulated sliding shield extends when the ram is forward of or in the bottom of the loading compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1976
    Assignee: Peabody Galion Corporation
    Inventor: William A. Herpich