Oscillatory Or Hinged Platen Or Piston Patents (Class 100/233)
  • Patent number: 11213875
    Abstract: A pressing tool, particularly a pipe pressing tool, for plastically deforming a tubular workpiece, particularly a fitting, is described. The pressing tool includes pressing jaws and a motor which is adapted to drive the pressing jaws in order to apply a force to the workpiece. Further, a method of operating such a pressing tool, and pressing jaws as well as a tubular workpiece are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Von ARX AG
    Inventors: Matthias Ruch, Rudolf Kreuzer
  • Patent number: 11134823
    Abstract: Mop buckets and methods of using the same are provided. A mop bucket includes a liquid-retaining portion that permits retained liquid to move in a liquid-movement direction extending from the first sidewall portion toward the second sidewall portion within a higher-momentum region and an energy-dissipation device disposed within the liquid-retaining portion and extending into the higher-momentum region, the energy-dissipation device being configured to inhibit buildup of momentum of liquid in the higher-momentum region along at least a portion of the liquid-movement direction by breaking surface tension of the liquid. The energy-dissipation device includes at least three baffles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: RUBBERMAID COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Adam Luedke, Russell Arthur Banks
  • Patent number: 10675860
    Abstract: A device for positioning and fixing a clamping frame onto an object to be embroidered or printed, or for positioning the object to be embroidered or printed and arranged on a holder relative to the embroidering or printing motif. The device may include at least one projection means, e.g., a data projector, projector or augmented reality glasses, which projects onto the object at least one projection object stored in a data processing device, or else displays this in the augmented reality glasses. The data processing device may also include a memory in which is stored or will be stored after positioning has taken place: the type, size and/or shape of the object to be embroidered or printed, the motif to be embroidered or printed, and the position at which the motif is to be embroidered or printed on the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Smake GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Drees, Mark Busche
  • Patent number: 10651636
    Abstract: Tools for operating on an object, such as a wire or cable are provided. The tool includes a frame, and a working head assembly. The working head assembly has a movable section and fixed section secured to the frame. The movable section has a first end movably secured to a first end of the fixed section. The movable section has a second end that is releasably secured to a second end of the fixed section using a latch pin. The working head assembly also includes a latch pin stop that is positioned in the second end of the movable section. The latch pin stop is configured to prevent the latch pin from releasably securing the movable section to the fixed section until the movable section is properly aligned with the fixed section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Lawrence Norman Brown, Thomas Romeo Faucher
  • Patent number: 10610041
    Abstract: An improved lemon squeezer includes a stand. The stand has a footprint that extends outward from the front of the stand. The stand defines a top and a bottom plate. The bottom plate is a plate that defines a plurality of depression and it defines a fluid receiving a cavity. The top plate defines a plurality of protrusions that insert within the bottom plates depressions when the plates are squeezed together via a lever mechanism that is attached to the top plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Flavia Balcacer
  • Patent number: 10518574
    Abstract: A press can include an upper platen, a lower platen, a support arm, and an adjuster. The support arm can be adapted to move the upper platen substantially parallel to the lower platen between an open position and a closed position. The adjuster can have a cam adapted to engage a surface of the support arm and to rotate between a first rotational position and a second rotational position relative to the support arm. Rotation of the cam from the first rotational position to the second rotational position can move the upper platen toward the lower platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: STAHLS INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Robinson, Richard Antoszewski
  • Patent number: 10518409
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to methods, computer program products, and computer systems of a robotic apparatus with robotic instructions replicating a food preparation recipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Oleynik
  • Patent number: 10398198
    Abstract: A sole plate for an article of footwear includes a foot-receiving surface and a ground-facing surface disposed opposite each other. A stiffness enhancing, ground-engaging cleat extends from the ground-facing surface of the sole plate. The ground-engaging cleat includes a first lug and a second lug. The first lug has a first foundation attached to the sole plate, and a first flex-limiting portion connected to the first foundation. The second lug has a second foundation attached to the sole plate, and a second flex-limiting portion connected to the second foundation. The first flex-limiting portion and the second flex-limiting portion contact each other in response to dorsiflexion of the sole plate equal to at least a predetermined flex angle, to increase a bending stiffness of the sole plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Austin Orand, Aaron B. Weast
  • Patent number: 10343227
    Abstract: A motorized manually operated pressing tool, in particular a crimping tool, with a fixed holding part, in which at least one pressing jaw is pivotably mounted about a pivot axis. The pressing jaw forms a working area and an impingement region extending in the longitudinal direction of the pressing jaw. In order to carry out a pressing operation the impingement region can be acted upon with an impinging part that is movable relative to the impingement region. The impinging part is movable in the longitudinal direction of the impingement region by exertion of manual force and by a motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: GUSTAV KLAUKE GMBH
    Inventor: Egbert Frenken
  • Patent number: 9949499
    Abstract: A handheld concealed pill morsel former enables a user to easily conceal a pill within a morsel of malleable food product without excessive handling of the malleable food product. A first arm and a second arm are configured to rotated toward a top and bottom opening of a mold body cavity, respectively. A press extends from the first arm and is configured to extend into the mold cavity to compress the malleable food product. A plunger is coupled with the first arm and is configured to slide with respect to the first arm and press. The plunger has a plunger face that is configured to be extended down into the malleable food product to from a pill recess. A pill can then be placed into the pill recess and the press can be rotated back down into mold cavity to form a concealed pill morsel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Pet Pill Pal LLC
    Inventors: James Timothy Herzer, David D McClanahan
  • Patent number: 9687019
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a food press that utilizes mechanical devices, such as lever arms, inclined planes, cams, and/or rollers to increase the force applied to food by a ratio of two to one or more in comparison to the force applied by a human operator to the device. High compression forces are particularly important when working with low fat foods such as low-fat hamburger, game meat, flaked or ground fish or ground vegetable products. The various embodiment of food presses described and disclosed herein may also be used to produce stuffed food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph Imlach, Thane Humphrey
  • Patent number: 9650167
    Abstract: A sealing device is provided which is capable of a two-step holding operation with the use of a linear solenoid. The sealing device includes a stopping mechanism for stopping a movement of a movable part that forms the linear solenoid when the linear solenoid is driven at a predetermined midway point between a start point and an end point after the nozzle part has been moved from the waiting position to the stop position, and for releasing the movable part from a stop to allow the movable part to move again and reach the end point after the nozzle part has been returned from the stop position to the waiting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Fuji Impulse Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazukuni Yamada, Kazuyoshi Tarumoto, Yasuo Hashimoto, Junichi Kawaguchi, Suguru Akiyama
  • Patent number: 9272432
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting expanded fibrous and soft foam materials has a linear clamping feature with an integrated blade guide, suspended in a position to allow unobstructed travel of a cutting blade. Compression and cutting features are separated so that the cutting blade is protected from undue wear, cuts are consistent and uniform, and the apparatus is safe to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventors: Nathaniel Paul Brand, Dalen Eugene Gunn
  • Patent number: 9186745
    Abstract: A double wire GMAW welding apparatus having a wire spacing adjustable torch assembly is disclosed. The double wire torch assembly has a wire spacing adjusting mechanism, by means of wire spacing adjustment the torch assembly can be used for a non-synchronized metal transfer weld process. The wires remain parallel before, during, after wire spacing adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Shijun Jia, Douglas Steyer, Xiangui Cao, Mohan Chobe, Tianming He
  • Patent number: 9132598
    Abstract: A combination cooler and can crusher is an apparatus assembly that allows a user to compact empty aluminum beverage cans for facilitated transport. The apparatus combines a cooler with an integrated wheel assembly with a can crushing mechanism. The integrated wheel allows a user to transport a large quantity of food and beverage items to an event. The can crushing mechanism provides the user to compact emptied aluminum beverages cans for facilitated transport upon leaving the event. The apparatus accomplishes both functions in a compact design by integrating the can crushing mechanism with the elongated handle of the cooler with integrated wheel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: Ellis Clinton Ernst
  • Patent number: 9032870
    Abstract: A banknote stacking and sorting module comprises a banknote clamping and conveying sub-module, which comprises a clamping mechanism and a vertical reciprocating mechanism thereof. Clamping mechanism comprises bearing plate, support, cam, clamping rod and clamping spring. Cam is rotatably mounted on support. Clamping rod comprises clamping end, transmission end and hinged part between clamping end and transmission end. Hinged part of clamping rod is hinged on support. Cam engages with transmission end of clamping rod and can drive clamping rod in rotation around second rotary shaft between released position and clamped position. One end of clamping spring is fixed on support and the other end is connected to clamping end of clamping rod so as to provide to clamping rod an elastic force for clamping banknotes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Ting Zhang, Wenqing Wu
  • Patent number: 8997643
    Abstract: A waste containment apparatus fits within, the same physical envelope as a typical 6 cubic yard bin. The apparatus has lifting fittings to permit conventional lifting and dumping by a garbage truck. The bin has, internally, a compactor including a motor and a compaction head driven by the motor. The unit has a single point power connection. The working mechanical assemblies and the electrical control unit are mounted well above the inlet chute. The inlet chute is a front or rear access chute, such that the lifting height of the inlet chute is significantly lower than the top opening level of the bin generally. The unit has an internal refuse flow accumulation path, and internal members such as deflector plates oriented to urge the refuse to fill and compact more evenly than otherwise. The unit may have a liquid drain and collection sump. The sump may have a sump heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: DH Design Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: David Hallman, Dean Loebach
  • Publication number: 20150053099
    Abstract: The tea bag squeezing device includes a planar body having opposed upper and lower surfaces and being symmetrically bisected by at least one joint. The joint(s) preferably extends across a symmetrical axis of the planar body such that the planar body may be selectively folded about the joint. A central aperture is further formed through the planar body and the joint. The central aperture is sized and contoured to receive a string of a tea bag such that, in use, the tea bag may be pulled by the string to be positioned adjacent the lower surface of the planar body. When folded, the tea bag is sandwiched inside the folded planar body such that excess liquid may be squeezed from the tea bag when lateral pressure is applied by the user's fingers to the opposed upper surfaces of the planar body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Edward Adams Bickel
  • Patent number: 8714080
    Abstract: The invention is a trash compacting device with a handle configured horizontally so a person can grip the handle with the palm of their hand facing downward to maximize compression force and minimize slippage. The frame supports one or more smite plate receivers that may extends horizontally from the frame to increase the distance between center regions of two smite plates. Each smite plate receiver may extends downward at different heights to ensure that bulky trash, such as boxes, does not impede the downward movement of every smite plates. The frame may houses a telescoping tube to ensure ergonomic operations when a garbage can is less than full. Smite plates of different shapes and sizes may be attached to the smite plate receiver to further ensure more uniform compaction of trash. Smite plates and handle grips are pivotally attached to allow for portable transport and compact storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Al Shaw
  • Patent number: 8567312
    Abstract: A Bulk Bag Material Conditioning System that includes a main conditioner frame and a plurality of bulk bag conditioner assemblies engaged to the upper portion of the main conditioner frame where the bulk bag conditioner assemblies travel a non-linear path, typically on an arcuous path from a bulk bag disengaged position to a bulk bag engaging position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Material Transfer & Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hofman, Scott L. Nyhof
  • Patent number: 8528474
    Abstract: A recycling and accessory storage apparatus for crushing items and storing accessory devices, includes a housing having apertures therein. At least one of the apertures is adapted to store an accessory and at least one other aperture is adapted to allow an item to be inserted, crushed and ejected out of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Stuart Hamilton Monteith
  • Patent number: 8528473
    Abstract: A press and a method for assembling the same are provided. The press includes a first plate, a second plate, and a coupling portion. The first plate includes a first side, a second side, and a substantially convex surface extending therebetween. The convex surface includes a plurality of openings extending therethrough that provide a vacuum force. The second plate includes a first side, a second side, and a substantially flat surface extending therebetween. The coupling portion couples the first plate to the second plate such that the first side of the first plate and the first side of the second plate are substantially aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Edward Oetjen
  • Patent number: 8453564
    Abstract: An apparatus that crushes beverage cans and similar containers to reduce waste volume in recycling bins comprises two (2) metal platens held when closed by a hinging mechanism that allows one (1) of the platens to be moved away from the other. The surfaces of the platens which face each other are provided with a textured or ribbed surface to prevent the object to be crushed from slipping out from between the closing platens. A first platen is mounted onto a pair of mounting brackets and a second platen is attached onto a pair of moving links. A pair of parallel operating arms is interconnected by a handle and operates the connected hinging mechanism. The hinging mechanism provides a toggle action which generates an adequate force between the platens to crush the containers. When the handle and the hinging mechanism are returned to the starting position, the opening between the platens allows the crushed object to fall out into the recycling bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Robert A. Merrell
  • Publication number: 20120227594
    Abstract: A Bulk Bag Material Conditioning System that includes a main conditioner frame and a plurality of bulk bag conditioner assemblies engaged to the upper portion of the main conditioner frame where the bulk bag conditioner assemblies travel a non-linear path, typically on an arcuous path from a bulk bag disengaged position to a bulk bag engaging position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hofman, Scott L. Nyhof
  • Patent number: 8250975
    Abstract: A container is provided. The container includes a lid, a bottom and a compactor. The compactor is contained within the container and serves to collect, accumulate or compact any loose products within the container. The compactor and lid can mate such that rotation of the lid can transfer torque to the compactor to adjust a storage portion of the cavity of the container to collect, accumulate or compact the loose product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: J.L. Clark, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward P. Cronin, Joseph P. Valley, III
  • 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: 8234976
    Abstract: A device for compressing wood is formed as a container (10) with a bottom plate (12) and a longitudinal side plate (14). A first compression arrangement (40) in the form of a compression plate (48) attached to a number of moving devices (42) which are rotatable about a spindle (44) in the longitudinal side plate (14) carries out compression of the wood in a first direction. A second compression arrangement (30) in the form of a compression plate (38) attached to a number of moving devices (32) which are rotatable about a spindle (34) in the bottom plate (12), carries out compression of the wood in a second direction. The device (1) further includes a bundling arrangement (60) comprising a stay (62) with a retainer body (67) for securing a strap from a strap drive device (64) around the compressed wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Rognan Bioenergi AS
    Inventor: Per Erik Harr
  • Patent number: 8181568
    Abstract: A Bulk Bag Material Conditioning System that includes a main conditioner frame and a plurality of bulk bag conditioner assemblies engaged to the upper portion of the main conditioner frame where the bulk bag conditioner assemblies travel a non-linear path, typically on an arcuous path from a bulk bag disengaged position to a bulk bag engaging position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Material Transfer & Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hofman, Scott L. Nyhof
  • Patent number: 8141481
    Abstract: A bin suitable for mounting within a rigid enclosure, such as a cupboard, includes; a first section, which may be mounted within an enclosure, connected via a hinge to a second section, onto which a cupboard door may be mounted. Contents placed between first section and second section, when in the open position, are then compacted as second section is rotated closed. The invention may include a magnetic closure mechanism that offers a strong retaining force compared to that required to open the bin, and does so in a way that does not affect the external appearance of door mounted upon second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Bernt Forbes
  • Patent number: 8001887
    Abstract: A safe, inexpensive, easy to use, manual trash compactor that can be used with almost any trash container with components that store out of the way when not in use. A hand or foot control is easily manipulated to compact trash in the container. The compacting mechanism can be made easily adjustable so that the amount of force or the size of the unit can be changed for different operators or different trash containers. The unit can be used with no container to compact materials like cardboard. The compactor can have wheels and can optionally be operated by a foot lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: Abraham Harari
  • Patent number: 7963219
    Abstract: A press is described having an upper platen and a lower platen. A support is adapted to close the upper platen with the lower platen by applying a force therebetween. A sensor is adapted to detect the force and a display is in communication with the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Stahls' Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin B. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20110132210
    Abstract: A press and a method for assembling the same are provided. The press includes a first plate, a second plate, and a coupling portion. The first plate includes a first side, a second side, and a substantially convex surface extending therebetween. The convex surface includes a plurality of openings extending therethrough that provide a vacuum force. The second plate includes a first side, a second side, and a substantially flat surface extending therebetween. The coupling portion couples the first plate to the second plate such that the first side of the first plate and the first side of the second plate are substantially aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph Edward Oetjen
  • Patent number: 7938062
    Abstract: A press specially adapted to compress a stack which includes one or more pressure sensitive based fastening layers which are actuated by application of substantial pressure. A lower press plate includes a receiving surface upon which the stack is positioned and first and second guide members, with the receiving surface being tilted with respect to a level plane such that the stack tends to move on the receiving surface towards the two guide members. An upper press plate is provided which includes a compressing surface which is substantially parallel with respect to the receiving surface when the press is in a first operating mode. A drive mechanism is provided for driving the lower and upper press plates towards one another so as to applying a compressing force to the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Powis Parker Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin P. Parker, Harold P. Hocking
  • Publication number: 20110100235
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a trash compactor and methods of compacting trash. In an embodiment of the present disclosure the compactor is configured to automatically actuate an integrated hydraulic unit that is configured to both pivot a multi-sectioned crush plate and also to lower the plate into a base member. Related methods of compacting are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: Fountain Industries Co.,
    Inventors: Dustin Hrubetz, Nancy Peterson, Eric Willey, Rob Fjelbroten, William S. Dea
  • Patent number: 7921770
    Abstract: A can press system includes a base with a side wall, an open top and a bottom. A lid is movably connected with the base. A press, with an upper surface and a lower surface, is connected in spaced apart relation with the lid. The lower surface of the lid is smaller in diameter than the upper surface and the lower surface is connected with the upper surface by an edge such that the edge angles upward and outward from the lower surface to the upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Zachary Wayne Hughes
  • Patent number: 7886660
    Abstract: A trash receptacle compaction system for compacting trash, a trash receptacle of the system having upstanding front, side and back panels, a closed bottom, and a lid. The system further includes a drivable satellite vehicle having a power unit which is operably connectable between the front panel and a compaction ram of the trash receptacle. The separate compaction ram is positioned within the receptacle for slidable movement between the forwardly front panel and the rearwardly rear panel, the compaction ram being driven by the power unit to compact the trash within the receptacle after the satellite vehicle is driven to and properly aligned with the trash receptacle. These trash compaction cycles minimize the frequency of trash receptacle emptying required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventors: Christopher R. Sherwood, Dale Walker
  • Patent number: 7874247
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a waste bin (1) for used paper towels or the like waste having an upper part including a rear wall (2), two side walls (4.5), and a front wall (3), which upper part include compacting means (6,7). According to the invention the compacting means (6,7) in its rest position divides the inner space of the waste bin (1) into an upper (8) and lower compartment (9) and are movable to open and re-close an opening into a lower part of the waste bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Emma Wideäll
  • Patent number: 7766265
    Abstract: A swinging device for increasing the capacity of a trash bin includes a pushing assembly penetrating through the shredder body, a stirring board disposed at the bottom of the shredder body, and a shaft connecting the pushing assembly and the stirring board. The shaft converts the vertical displacement motion of the pushing assembly into a swinging motion of the stirring board. The shredded paper chips which typically form in a mound are thus pushed to the side and flattened. This helps reduce the space occupied by paper chips and increases the capacity of the trash bin, thus leading to less frequent emptying of the bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Michilin Prosperity Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tie-Chun Wang
  • Publication number: 20100181313
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a container (1) for wastes (2), in particular for collecting wastes in the domestic field. The container comprises a main body (3), a lid (4) associable to the main body and a compactor (5) provided with a pressing element (6), moveable within the main body (3) to compact the wastes (2) collected therein. The pressing element is manually operated from the outside of the container (1) through suitable mechanical means. Advantageously, the operating means comprises a lever (8, 9) which can be operated by the user to vary the vertical position and the inclination of the pressing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventor: Anna Turina
  • Publication number: 20100055486
    Abstract: Apparatus and methodology for compacting to a final, lock-stabilized bundle an initial charge of randomly and chaotically arrayed, loose pieces of scrap metal, and also a final, lock-stabilized bundle of such material, per se.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: David J. Miller
  • Patent number: 7562619
    Abstract: The present invention generally pertains to a single ram baler having a preflap assembly and a shear blade assembly. More specifically, the single ram baler of the present invention comprises a preflap assembly operable to pre-compact recycled material of smaller size in a compaction chamber of the baler to improve density properties of the bales produced therewith and to increase the efficiency of the baler. The baler is also operable with recycled material of large dimensions by operating the shear blades assembly without using the preflap assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Industries Machinex Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Fortier, Marc Massé
  • Patent number: 7546799
    Abstract: A waste bin, including a container for holding waste and having a cover, and further including compressing mechanisms for compressing the waste inside the container, wherein the compressing mechanisms are displaceable between a nominal position and a compression position, wherein the compressing mechanisms in the compression position are configured to be moved inwards with respect to the nominal position to compress waste inside the container, wherein the compressing mechanisms form a part of the container that is movable at least transversely to the longitudinal axis of the waste bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Brabantia Nederland B.V.
    Inventor: Robert-Jan Willem Antoine van Beuningen
  • Publication number: 20090145309
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a compactor may include one or more of the following features: (a) a frame coupled to a base having side panels with a front portion, a side wall, and a rear portion, (b) a compaction plate assembly including a platen pivotally coupled to the side walls for rotation about a fixed axis, (c) a compaction plate driver coupled to a rear wall for driving the platen in a semicircular direction toward and away from a rear wall of a cart, (d) an electrical switch for preventing operation of the compaction plate driver when a door member coupled to the frame is ajar, and (e) a speaker for playing an audio message upon actuation of an electric motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventor: Anthony Fox
  • 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: 7490545
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for crushing waste material that is manual and portable. On the underside of the lid to the apparatus is a detachable handle with a plate attached thereto that has a series of rough ridges. The handle can descend down the height of the apparatus through a pair of parallel channels located down the front and rear of the apparatus. At the bottom of the apparatus on the interior is a mating plate that has a second series of rough edges that fit like a zipper with the ridges of the top plate for crushing of waste. The handle is lockable through latches to the lid of the apparatus when not in use. A second lock holds the handle in place on the rear of the apparatus when not in use. An interior removable basket with foldable handles and/or gripping holes on the side. The interior basket has channels on the front and rear walls that correspond to the main body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Inventor: Sossy L. Baghdoian
  • Patent number: 7481159
    Abstract: A trash compactor designed for public use is powered by a photovoltaic cell array. This allows the trash compactor to be placed in locations where no power is available, but with frequent human traffic. The compaction feature allows the unit to be emptied less often than a typical trash container. The trash compactor can include a storage system to store power for compaction cycles. A removable bin allows easy removal of the compacted trash. The removable bin can include multiple chambers for different trash types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Seahorse Power Company
    Inventors: James Poss, Jeffrey Satwicz, Bret Richmond, Mikell Taylor
  • Publication number: 20090020023
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for crushing aluminum cans, plastic containers and other crushable waste that is manual and portable. On the underside of the lid to the apparatus is a detachable handle with a plate attached thereto that has a series of rough ridges. The handle can descend down the height of the apparatus through a pair of parallel channels located down the front and rear of the apparatus. At the bottom of the apparatus on the interior is a mating plate that has a second series of rough edges that fit like a zipper with the ridges of the top plate for crushing of waste. The handle is lockable through latches to the lid of the apparatus when not in use. A second lock holds the handle in place on the rear of the apparatus when not in use. The bottom of the apparatus has one or more pairs of wheels to allow for easy portability. Optionally, there is an interior removable basket with foldable handles and/or gripping holes on the side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventor: Sossy L. Baghdoian
  • Publication number: 20080282911
    Abstract: A waste bin (1) for used paper towels or the like waste has an upper part including a rear wall (2), two side walls (4, 5), and a front wall (3), which upper part include compacting unit (6, 7). According to the invention, the compacting unit (6, 7) in its rest position divides the inner space of the waste bin (1) into an upper (8) and lower compartment (9) and is movable to open and re-close an opening into a lower part of the waste bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventor: Emma Widehall
  • Patent number: 7451696
    Abstract: A press unit (20) for a manufactured wood press (60) is provided. The press unit includes a housing (80), a platen (90), and a drive assembly (76) disposed within the housing. The drive assembly is coupled to the platen to drive the platen in a non-linear motion. More specifically, the drive assembly includes a shaft having concentric and eccentric portions which are disposed on separate axes. Rotation of the eccentric portion about its respective axis causes movement of the platen in the non-linear motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventors: Norbert Kott, Steven Rempel, Orlando C. Janzen, Ayodele Adeleye, Edmond Tam, James Cheng
  • Patent number: 7434507
    Abstract: A system and trash receptacle for compacting trash within the trash receptacle including a receptacle having upstanding front, side and back panels, a closed bottom, and a lid. The front panel is pivotably movable about a lower pivot axis located at a lower margin thereof by a drivable power unit operably connected between one side panel and front panel. This pivotal movement of the front panel into the interior volume of the receptacle compacts the trash within the receptacle to minimize the frequency of receptacle emptying required. A vehicle includes a power output which is temporarily engagable with the power unit as the vehicle is driven up to the trash receptacle, the power output driving the power unit to close the front panel to compact the trash within the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Inventors: Christopher R. Sherwood, Lisa Fitzgerald