Platens Or Pressure Surfaces Patents (Class 100/295)
  • Patent number: 10888112
    Abstract: The present invention provides a package of a filter tow bale made of cellulose acetate packed with a packing material in a non-hermetic state, which can be stacked in multistage and in which tows in the same bale can be uniformly maintained. The package of the filter tow bale made of cellulose acetate is packed with the packing material in the non-hermetic state, in which the filter tow bale is tightened with the packing material in the package, the filter tow bale has a cubic shape or a rectangular parallelepiped shape with 800 to 1,400 mm in length, 800 to 1,150 mm in width, and 800 to 1,100 mm in height, and a packing initial pressure between a top surface of the filter tow bale and the packing material is 6.3 kPa or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masataka Miida, Tomoharu Miyashita, Masaharu Takekawa
  • Patent number: 10716326
    Abstract: The present invention provides a package of a filter tow bale made of cellulose acetate packed with a packing material in a non-hermetic state, which can be stacked in multistage and in which tows in the same bale can be uniformly maintained. The package of the filter tow bale made of cellulose acetate is packed with the packing material in the non-hermetic state, in which the filter tow bale is tightened with the packing material in the package, the filter tow bale has a cubic shape or a rectangular parallelepiped shape with 800 to 1,400 mm in length, 800 to 1,150 mm in width, and 800 to 1,100 mm in height, and a packing initial pressure between a top surface of the filter tow bale and the packing material is 6.3 kPa or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masataka Miida, Tomoharu Miyashita, Masaharu Takekawa
  • Patent number: 10556413
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pressing a door assembly involve one or more die sections installed in a press, wherein the die sections each have a raised section that contacts and supports a recessed panel portion of a door skin of the assembly during the pressing operation to facilitate crushing of portions of a core of the door assembly that underlie the recessed panel portion of the door skin. The die sections may be made of plastic and readily changed out for different sizes or styles of doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: JELD-WEN UK, Ltd.
    Inventor: Trevor Cossins
  • Patent number: 10543652
    Abstract: Embodiments related to press machines, including presses to extract juice from food matter contained within a cartridge. The cartridge is compressible by the press and juice can be expelled through a cartridge outlet extendible though the press region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Fresh Press LLC
    Inventors: Paul Katz, Andrew Murphy, Ed Wood
  • Patent number: 10494876
    Abstract: An earth-boring tool for drilling a subterranean formation includes a bit body having a central axis and a cavity extending into the bit body from an outer surface thereof. A bearing element assembly may be mounted within the cavity. The bearing element assembly comprises a lower retaining member, an upper retaining member mounted over to the lower retaining member, the upper retaining member comprising an aperture formed therethrough, and a spherical bearing element disposed over the lower retaining member and extending through the aperture formed through the upper retaining member. The spherical bearing element is rotatable about three axes of rotation within the lower retaining member and the upper retaining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Scott E. Mayer, Juan Miguel Bilen
  • Patent number: 10456790
    Abstract: A machine is provided including a receptacle for loading waste, a shredder, and a pusher to push waste toward the shredder. The receptacle has a constant cross-section between a waste loading opening and a communication opening with the shredder, and the pusher is a plate translatable in the receptacle, parallel to the axis along which the receptacle has the constant cross-section. The plate is dimensioned such that only an interstice exists between the plate edge wall and the walls defining the receptacle; the plate is movable between a withdrawn position able to be freed from said waste loading opening, and an end-of-travel position situated near the communication opening. The machine comprises a sealing gasket movable between a retracted position, which does not hinder the mobility of the plate in the receptacle, and a sealing position, which produces, in the end-of-travel position of the plate, sealing between the plate and the receptacle walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TESALYS
    Inventors: Patrick Hengl, Emmanuel Hengl
  • Patent number: 10381132
    Abstract: The current invention relates to self-supporting cables that often are aerial mounted between cable fixing points (800) and where the conductors in the cables act as the bearing elements. In this type of cables, slip-page between the surfaces of different layers in the cable is undesirable. On the other hand, it must be possible to easily bend the cable, even for larger dimensions. Both these requirements are difficult to meet with the solutions from prior art. The present invention overcomes this by introducing an intermediate layer (130) in the cable (100) located between and adhered to the surfaces (112, 121) of the layers and having a frictional inner structure allowing the two surfaces (112, 121) to slip relatively each other in longitudinal direction enough so that the cable (100) can be bent but prevents the two surfaces {112, 121) from slipping in response to an inwardly directed radial pressure force (F) at the cable fixing points (800).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NKT CABLES GROUP A/S
    Inventors: Ulf Johnsen, Lars Efraimsson
  • Patent number: 10328597
    Abstract: A cutting mat includes two baseboards, at least one foldable sheet connecting the two baseboards and multiple back antiskid units. Each baseboard has a cutting surface formed on a front thereof and a back, wherein the two baseboards are adjacent to each other and the foldable sheet is attached to the back of each of the two baseboards for connecting the two adjacent baseboards. The foldable sheet has a pre-folding line formed thereon along an abutment between the two adjacent baseboards such that the foldable sheet is folded along the pre-folding line to make the two baseboards completely abutting each other. The multiple back antiskid units are formed by printed antiskid layers that are distributed on the back of each of the two baseboards and a back of the foldable sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Chi-Jen Chen
  • Patent number: 10058037
    Abstract: A baler and method are described for forming and wrapping bales of crop material. A baler may include a baling chamber, a crop-moving device for compressing crop material into a bale within the baling chamber, a bale chute oriented outside the baling chamber, and a wrap frame supported by the bale chute. Once formed within the baling chamber, the bales may be ejected from the baling chamber to the bale chute. A sheet of wrap material may be wrapped about the wrap frame, such that a sleeve of wrap material is formed from the sheet. The bale may be moved through the wrap frame, such that the bale engages the sleeve to pull the sleeve from the wrap frame and the bale is wrapped by the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Timothy J. Kraus
  • Patent number: 9841361
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for testing and maintaining hydraulic tools and, in particular, devices and methods for testing and maintaining hydraulic forcible entry tools that are used to forcibly open locked doors, for example, in emergency situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Perrone
  • Patent number: 9718228
    Abstract: A mold for the manufacture of plastic objects has a plurality of cavities which are formed by clamping together a plurality of individual insert straps. The insert straps each have a shape corresponding to a portion of the desired cavity and the insert straps in combination form the desired cavity The insert straps may be rearranged and straps may be added or withdrawn to provide cavities of different lengths and configurations. The mold also has a sub-ejector assembly which may be positioned to accommodate changes in the size of the individual cavities formed by the combination of insert straps The method for making a mold includes the steps of forming a mold cavity using a plurality of insert straps and then clamping the individual insert straps together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: Gurmeet Grover, Michael Gizzarelli, Elisha Tropper
  • Patent number: 9633878
    Abstract: A conveyor apparatus for a leadframe includes a track defining a longitudinally extending passage through which the leadframe travels. A magnetic clamping system and a plurality of first guide magnets are provided on the track. A gripping device is provided for securing to the leadframe. At least one clamping magnet and a plurality of second guide magnets are secured to the gripping device. The first and second guide magnets cooperate to move the gripping device in a first direction along the length of the passage. The magnetic clamping system and the at least one clamping magnet cooperate to selectively move the gripping device in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction between a first condition spaced from the track to a second condition magnetically fixed to the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Nageswararau Krishnan
  • Patent number: 9604396
    Abstract: A mold clamping device for an automatic mold opening and closing machine is used to clamp or release an upper mold which has a pair of wings. The mold clamping device is provided with two pressure cylinder units located at two lateral surfaces of the mold mounting unit, two pivot units pivoted to the two pressure cylinder units, respectively, and two clamping members pivotally disposed between the pressure cylinder units and the pivot units. When the first piston is in the first position, the clamping member will be rotated an angle to disengage the inner portion from the wing of the upper mold, and when in the second position, the piston will drive the clamping member to rotate an angle in a reverse direction, so that the wing of the upper mold is clamped between the inner portion and the bottom surface of the mold mounting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Tien Kang Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: David Huang
  • Patent number: 9594268
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for manufacturing a display device and a method for manufacturing the display device. The apparatus for manufacturing a display device comprises a jig having a seating surface that is formed to be bent at least partly and on which a target object is seated, a gasket covering the seating surface at least partly, and a roller pressing the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwa Jin Oh, Han Sun Ryou, Dong Jin Seo, Moon Hyun Yoo
  • Patent number: 9574364
    Abstract: A seismic isolation apparatus is provided between a structure and a foundation floor, and the seismic isolation apparatus includes: a support plate that is provided so as to face the structure at a predetermined interval; a base plate that is fixed to the foundation floor; and an elasto-plastic damper that is provided between the support plate and the base plate to be fixed to the support plate and the base plate. The elasto-plastic damper includes an inner cylinder inside which an elasto-plastic member is provided and an outer cylinder, and the inner cylinder and the outer cylinder are configured to mutually slide in an axis direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Katayama, Urara Watanabe, Gaku Nakamura, Yoshitaka Nihira, Tetsuharu Tanoue
  • Patent number: 9555964
    Abstract: A material handling system including a receptacle; a loading opening disposed within the receptacle; a transfer opening disposed within the receptacle in adjacent angled relation to the loading opening; and a first compaction plate rotatably coupled proximate the receptacle between the loading opening and the transfer opening. As to particular embodiments, the material handling system can further include a second compaction plate movably disposed proximate the transfer opening. Upon rotation of the first compaction plate toward the second compaction plate in an immovable condition, material disposed between the first and second compaction plates is compacted to generate compacted material. As to particular embodiments, the material handling system can further include a rotatable arm and a rotatable gripper rotatably coupled to a rotatable arm first end. As to particular embodiments, the rotatable arm can be rotatably coupled to an extendable arm which can reversibly extend laterally outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: MYTMULE, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Scott Newkirk, Dean Alan Prochnow, Ryan Andrew Marsh
  • Patent number: 9456552
    Abstract: A powered square baler is operable to form a bale by compressing loose material. The powered square baler broadly includes a chassis and a reciprocating plunger assembly. The chassis includes a baler frame that presents a baling chamber to receive the loose material. The reciprocating plunger assembly includes a plunger head and an energy storage device. The plunger head is slidably mounted relative to the frame and is operable to be driven by a power source to reciprocate into and out of the chamber and apply a compressive force against the loose material. The energy storage device stores energy from the power source and transmits the energy to the plunger head in response to the applied compressive force, with the transmitted energy causing an impulse force to be applied against the loose material by the plunger head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventor: David O'Reilly
  • Patent number: 9440574
    Abstract: A trailer for transporting bulk material has a container mounted on a chassis and wheeled suspension. The container has opposing sidewalls, a floor, a front wall, and a rear opening. The trailer further has an unloading system comprising a plow and a plow motor system. The plow is disposed in the container and shaped and sized to span substantially a transverse cross-section of the container. The plow motor system is operable to move the plow longitudinally in the container to urge or push the bulk material in the container toward and out of the rear opening of the container. At least one of the sidewalls comprises a removable panel installed longitudinally along a bottom of the sidewall, wherein an inward-facing surface of the removable panel and an inward-facing surface of the sidewall are substantially coplanar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Titan Trailers Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Joseph Maertens, Michael Kloepfer
  • Patent number: 9339958
    Abstract: In a mold mounting platen for an injection molding machine, at least one of a mold mounting member and a clamping force transmission member constituting the mold mounting platen has a central bearing surface in a central portion thereof and a peripheral bearing surface outside the central bearing surface. The amount of protrusion of the central bearing surface is larger than that of the peripheral bearing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naruhiro Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9156611
    Abstract: A front loading garbage truck with a unique packing blade that creates a self-cleaning garbage truck without the need for manual clean outs and construction for the accomplishment of same. The packing blade includes a top vertical portion that is in a fixed position and a second bottom vertical portion that is retractable into a horizontal position to allow for repeated pass-throughs to collect all debris prior to emptying the garbage from the truck. Additionally, a unique cab shield sits atop the cab portion that contains a plurality of holes on the sides and along the top sloping face to allow ventilation therethrough and prevent damage to the engine caused by excessive heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Campbell, Wendell Perkins, Ron Alderfer
  • Patent number: 9003964
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming bundles of printed products includes a lift element that moves vertically inside a holding area. The printed products are deposited on the lift element when the lift element is in an upper position. The lift moves the deposited printed products downward into the holding area so that the printed products are in position to subsequently be compressed into a bundle by pressing the printed products with an upward movement against a pressing element. The lift transports the compressed bundle to a lower position in the holding area where the lift element moves out of the holding area to a position in which the bundle is released to drop onto a support element. The lift element thereafter is moveable from the lower position to the upper position for the depositing of additional printed products. An ejection element conveys the compressed bundle out of the holding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holdings AG
    Inventors: André Roth, Roman Wyss
  • Publication number: 20150064400
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a surface structure (4) of a workpiece (1) in the form of a pressed sheet, endless belt, or cylindrical embossing roller using at least one water-jet device with a machining head (25). The method according to the invention allows workpiece surfaces (2) to be machined in an environmentally friendly and inexpensive manner such that the 3D topography of a surface structure of a template or of the negative of the template is reproduced. The surface (2) of the workpiece (1) is partially removed using a water jet device in the method according to the invention. Using the pressed parts machined in this manner, different materials can be pressed for example, such as particle boards with support films, wherein the 3D topography of the surface structure is reproduced on the surface of the pressed material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Wolfgang Stoffel
  • Patent number: 8850971
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a press base assembly, a strengthening ring for use with press bases and related methods. In one embodiment, a press base assembly includes a press base having a body that includes a piston cavity at one end. The body, at a second end opposite that of the piston cavity, may exhibit a desired geometry. A strengthening ring may be shaped, sized and configured to substantially mate with the geometry of the second end of the body and be placed thereover. For example, the geometry of the second end may be substantially circular exhibiting a particular diameter and circumference. The strengthening ring may have substantially circular internal surface sized and configured such that the strengthening ring is positioned on the second end of the body in a manner that results in an interference fit between the two components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: US Synthetic Corporation
    Inventor: Shelby M. Shreve
  • Patent number: 8844435
    Abstract: A compression-type wastebasket includes: a body which has an opened upper part and a space formed therein in order to accommodate a garbage bag; a body cover which is configured to cover the upper part of the body, wherein an opening unit for connecting the inside and the outside of the body is formed on the central part thereof, a bag fixing unit is formed along the outer girth of the opening unit to fix the girth of an inlet end portion of the garbage bag, and a gripping unit is formed on a part of the opening unit; and a compression member which has a compression surface capable of entering the opening unit in order to compress the waste contained within the body, and is configured to be gripped on the gripping unit while rotating at a predetermined angle on the basis of a compression direction in the opening unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Il Kang Kim
  • Publication number: 20140202344
    Abstract: A lawn caddy for receiving and transporting waste such as grass clippings, leaves, plant vegetation and compost waste. The lawn caddy transports yard waste from one location to another without heavy lifting. It is light and durable, having a maximum weight of 10 to 12 pounds and can contain up to 40 pounds of waste or less. By filling refuge bags and transporting waste to a curb side shortens time spent in cutting and cleaning lawns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Eloy Struck, II
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140150678
    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: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Al Shaw
  • Patent number: 8667894
    Abstract: System and methods for piling and compressing pieces of insulation wool. The system includes a piling tower for receiving and piling multiple pieces of insulation wool and compression plates for compressing multiple pieces of insulation wool. The system includes a first and a second compression plate having plane and smooth upper and lower surfaces, whereby the compression plate can be slid out from between two compressed pieces of insulation wool. The compression plates receive a batch between the compression plates and compress the batch by moving one compression plate towards the other. The pressure on the insulation wool does not need to be relieved after the pieces have been compressed once as the system and method makes it possible to gradually increase compression toward the bottom of the piling tower by shifting between the first and second compression plate being used for compressing a batch of pieces of insulation wool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Seelen A/S
    Inventor: Per Nissen
  • Patent number: 8661870
    Abstract: Provided is a tooling system for use in an associated press comprising a lower tool shoe, an upper tool shoe, a first set of tooling plates, and a second set of tooling plates. The lower tool shoe comprises an upwardly facing surface, part of a shoe locator set defining an axis of elongation, a first locator element defining an axis of elongation, and an offset second locator element defining an axis of elongation. The upper tool shoe comprises a downwardly facing surface, part of a shoe locator set defining an axis of elongation, a first locator element defining an axis of elongation, and an offset second locator element defining an axis of elongation. The first set of tooling plates comprises a first lower tooling plate and a first upper tooling plate. The second set of tooling plates comprises a second lower tooling plate and a second upper tooling plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Spartanburg Steel Products, Inc.
    Inventor: James Corbett Ade
  • Publication number: 20140057512
    Abstract: Manufacture process scientific formula mechanically refined and nanoparticle dispersion preform slurry non ionic or electrolyte carbon nanofoam CNFs with or without ionic suspension elements manufactured, Preform slurry high wear-heat resistant parts electronic component composite coils, composite windings, drawn, annealing, spun, coils, windings, wire, woven textile mesh, shielding, brushes, inductors, antinode couplers, electric rheostats, starters, motors, alternators, generators, ionic suspension element enhanced composite coils, composite windings, drawn, annealing, spun, coils, windings, wire, woven textile mesh, shielding, brushes, capacitors, battery cells, rheostats, electronic resistors, transformers, transducers, rectifiers, power supplies, or heat sinks, Preform slurry carbon nanofoam CNFs extrusion high wear-heat resistant parts aerospace, automotive, and transportation brake calipers, rotors, pads, washers, spacers, and bushings, Preform slurry carbon nanofoam CNFs extrusion high wear-heat resis
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Richard Matthews
  • Patent number: 8646384
    Abstract: A manual compactor that includes an air ventilation system and also a lid that is capable of being forced downward onto trash within a trash can. The trash can has a wheel base. The air ventilation system includes an internal aerated ring with a series of vent holes, with the ring being attached to a pair of internal air channels that open to the outside air. The lid is capable of either being mounted on top of the trash can or in the alternative, can be shoved downward onto trash within the trash can. A series of serrated blades mounted on the underside of the lid are used to cut up and shred the trash within the compactor while it is being compacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: James D. Moglia
  • Patent number: 8613252
    Abstract: A caul plate system for a laminate structure includes a plurality of layers of curable caul plies disposed over a laminate structure and substantially conforming to a surface of the laminate structure. A resin is applied to the plurality of layers of caul plies. Co-curing of the plurality of layers of caul plies with the laminate structure hardens the plurality of layers of caul plies such that a normal pressure is applied to the laminate structure during cure of the laminate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Bremmer, Jeffrey G. Sauer, Edward Joseph Fabian, Robert A. Lacko, Neil W. Cawthra, Christian A. Rogg, Paul H. Denavit, William E. Hovan, III
  • Patent number: 8607697
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for compressing the lamination stack for a dynamoelectric machine. The apparatus includes a plurality of weight distribution plates and a plurality of pressing plates. The plurality of weight distribution plates are placed on one end of the lamination stack of the dynamoelectric machine. The plurality of pressing plates are placed on the plurality of weight distribution plates. A compressive force is applied to the lamination stack via the plurality of weight distribution plates and the plurality of pressing plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Brock Matthew Lape, Nihan Basaran, Gary Robert Pink, Steven Charles Walko, Stuart Alan Oliver, Lawrence Michael Braun
  • Publication number: 20130313377
    Abstract: A lawn caddy for receiving and transporting waste such as grass clippings, leaves, plant vegetation and compost waste. The lawn caddy transports yard waste from one location to another without heavy lifting. It is light and durable, having a maximum weight of 10 to 12 pounds and can contain up to 40 pounds of waste or less. By filling refuge bags and transporting waste to a curb side shortens time spent in cutting and cleaning lawns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Eloy Struck, II
  • Patent number: 8584886
    Abstract: A self-contained garbage or trash container system with an integrated removable, manual compaction device designed primarily for home or industrial use. The system includes an outer receptacle with attached hinged lid; an internal receptacle; a compaction device; and an attachment mechanism integrated into the lid and/or the compaction device as part of the system to house compaction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Ellman, John H. Hyle
  • Patent number: 8469074
    Abstract: Mechanism for controlling pressure during the adhesive thermal compression bonding provides benefits of higher production yield, improved adhesive bonding performance and quality. Springs and pneumatic pistons are utilized to provide improved pressure control during the adhesive thermal compression bonding process. All production parts have certain geometric tolerances and automatically accommodating these tolerances increases production yield by reducing waste of incompletely adhesive bonded parts. The gaps caused by the parts tolerance are closed in a controlled manner using the mechanism and the pressure is controlled for effective adhesive bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Kwangwoo Michael Ko
  • Publication number: 20130133531
    Abstract: An anvil including a hard phase and a metal matrix in which the hard phase is dispersed, a concentration of the metal matrix phase varying according to a concentration gradient, is disclosed. The anvil may be used in a high pressure press. Methods of making an anvil including forming a hard phase dispersed in a metal matrix phase, a concentration of the metal matrix phase varying according to a concentration gradient, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130087056
    Abstract: The object of the invention is an electric press for the compression of tobacco cut filler provided with at least one electric motor (1) and a control unit (2) driving a movable compressing element (3) by means of a drive train (4) characterised in that the compressing element (3) of the piston rod has an openwork design and is driven while keeping controllable driving torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: International Tobacco Machinery Poland Sp. Z.O.O.
    Inventor: Wojciech Jerzy Chojnacki
  • Publication number: 20130074712
    Abstract: Various systems for compressing and loading an expandable medical device into a sheath are disclosed. One system comprises an array of moveable blades radially disposed about a central axis and forming a radially contractible aperture. The blade array includes at least a first plurality of blades and a second plurality of blades. The first plurality of blades is independently moveable with respect to the second plurality of blades. Additional aspects of the invention include methods of using the various compressor systems to compress and load an expandable medical device into a sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
  • Patent number: 8402888
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods for providing a pressed beverage using a press and lid system. In one aspect, a beverage material is pressed to the bottom of a beverage container by means of a press ring including a filter. The walls of the beverage container exert a force on the press ring, folding flaps (perimeter portions) that are attached to the press ring by means of a flexible attachment member. Any beverage material or other debris that is not collected by the filter in the press ring is collected by a filter in the lid. Other variations and features consistent with the present invention exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Smartcup, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Baccetti
  • Patent number: 8353989
    Abstract: A biomass cooking device including: a treatment vessel having an biomass inlet adapted to receive biomass material to a processing chamber of the vessel, a biomass outlet adapted to discharge from the processing chamber the biomass material processed in the vessel, an extraction region of the vessel and a liquids outlet to the extraction region to discharge dissolved hemi-cellulosic material extracted from the biomass material in the processing chamber; a piston press in the cooking vessel defining a moveable wall of the processing chamber, wherein the piston press moves to reduce the processing chamber and thereby compress the biomass material; and a screen plate in the vessel forming a barrier between the processing chamber and an extraction region of the vessel, the screen plate having apertures to pass the dissolved hemi-cellulosic material through the screen plate from the processing chamber to the extraction region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Andritz Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Mraz, Thomas Pschorn, Bertil Stromberg, NamHee Shin
  • Publication number: 20130008326
    Abstract: The present invention is a garbage bin cover with compressing function which has a bin cover and a garbage compression plate. The bin cover is disposed with a through hole. The garbage compression plate is disposed with a handle which corresponds to the through hole. The bin cover is disposed at a bottom side thereof with two or more first connecting members. The garbage compression plate is disposed with two or more corresponding second connecting members. An extendable member is disposed between each of the first connecting members and the corresponding second connecting member. The extendable member comprises a first coupling rod, a second coupling rod hingedly connected with the first coupling rod, and a spring rod connected between the first coupling rod and the second coupling rod. When in use, the garbage compression plate compresses the garbage and thereby decreasing the garbage volume, and preventing the garbage from making the hand or foot dirty and the bad odor from escaping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: JIANGMEN FOREIGN TRADE GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Henry LIAO
  • Patent number: 8342085
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for compensating for such deformations as occur in operation in first and second clamping surfaces intended for a tool in a press. The clamping surfaces are reciprocally moveable towards and away from one another in order to move a first and second part of the tool towards and away from one another, and the first and second tool parts have a first and second abutment surface for abutment against the first and second clamping surfaces and the deformations cause uneven pressure in at least one contact region between the tool and the clamping surfaces. According to the present invention, there is disposed, in at least one contact region between a clamping surface and an abutment surface, a power unit which, on activation, is operative to press, away from the clamping surface located in the contact region at least a part of the abutment surface of the tool located there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Automation Presses Tooling AP&T AB
    Inventors: Mikael Karlsson, Bengt Walkin
  • Patent number: 8342084
    Abstract: A compactor device is provided including a cylindrical housing having an elongate channel for receiving a bottle to be compacted therein and elongate guide slots, an end cap attached to a first end of the housing for seating the bottle and protecting the neck end of the bottle, a piston slidably disposed within the channel and having a forward ram for stuffing the bottle, and a lever for actuating linear movement of the piston within the channel, whether manually or automated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hyde Park Partners, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy Flowers, Sumpter Smith
  • Publication number: 20120270308
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pressing arrangement for a cover, in particular in a laboratory thermostat, having at least: a first component disposed to exert an excitation force, a second component, in particular a plate component disposed to exert a pressing force Fz in at least one target position, a transmission device disposed for transmitting force from the first component to the second component, characterized in that the transmission device comprises a transmission component disposed to be driven by the first component and to drive the second component, and the transmission device comprises at least one elastic tensioning member disposed to be driven by the first component so as to change its tension and to drive the transmission component, and the transmission device or the transmission component causes the setting of the pressing force Fz in dependence on the target position. The invention further relates to a corresponding method for pressuring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Eppendorf AG
    Inventors: Gregor Bechmann, Lutz Timmann, Manuel Petzold, Stefan Roth, Arne Schafrinski
  • Publication number: 20120237355
    Abstract: A turbine blade assembly is disclosed. In one embodiment, the turbine blade assembly may generally include a turbine blade having a root portion and an airfoil. The airfoil may extend radially from the root portion to an airfoil tip. Additionally, the turbine blade assembly may include a composite rod extending within the turbine blade. The composite rod may include a first end coupled to the airfoil at the airfoil tip and a second end coupled to the root portion. Moreover, the coefficient of thermal expansion of the composite rod may be designed to be less than or equal to the coefficient of thermal expansion of the airfoil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Jian Zhang, Herbert Chidsey Roberts, III, John McConnell Delvaux
  • Patent number: 8181569
    Abstract: A debris removal and compacting tool includes a lifting device having a flexible sheet with a first edge secured to a first support member, a second edge secured to a second support member, and a compaction device including a first surface attachable to the lifting device and a second surface for contacting the loose material within the receptacle. A fastening mechanism is provided to removably secure the lifting device to the compaction device. During use, a user engages the first and second support members and places the sheet into contact with the material, utilizes the support members to move the sheet to consolidated and maneuver the loose material. The lifting device is placed within the interior of the receptacle, and the material is released into the receptacle. The compacting device is then placed into contact with the material to compact it within the receptacle to achieve better receptacle utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth Anthony Lewandowski
  • Publication number: 20120118177
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for compressing the lamination stack for a dynamoelectric machine. The apparatus includes a plurality of weight distribution plates and a plurality of pressing plates. The plurality of weight distribution plates are placed on one end of the lamination stack of the dynamoelectric machine. The plurality of pressing plates are placed on the plurality of weight distribution plates. A compressive force is applied to the lamination stack via the plurality of weight distribution plates and the plurality of pressing plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Brock Matthew Lape, Nihan Basaran, Gary Robert Pink, Steven Charles Walko, Stuart Alan Oliver
  • Patent number: 8171846
    Abstract: Apparatus for forming a self-supporting ale of metal cans comprising a baler adapted to compact metal cans into a bale. Opposite side walls of the baler include an array along each side wall of parallel open-face grooves. A platen having defined along each of its opposite sides walls, an array of projections adapted to be received within respective ones of the wall grooves in meshing relationship whereby movement of the platen along the length of the baler functions to compact the cans disposed within the grooves to a higher degree of densification than the degree of densification of cans proximate the central portions of the bale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: William S. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8156863
    Abstract: A manually-actuated waste compressing system includes a waste receptacle; a waste bag; a lid removably mated to the waste receptacle and a compression implement. The manually-actuated compression implement includes an elongated dowel and a disc, and is centrally aligned within an inner perimeter of the waste receptacle and linearly reciprocated along a linear travel path of the waste receptacle to compress garbage contained within the receptacle. A light source is electrically communicated by a pair of contacts and alerts a user when an undesirable compression of the garbage is reached. The apparatus provides the benefit of compacting garbage without having to make direct contact therewith thus allowing more garbage to be stored within the waste receptacle before disposal. The light source additionally ensures that the apparatus may not be unduly damage by excessive pressure when compacting garbage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Gwendolyn M. Wilson