Moving Surface Scraper, Wiper, Or Brush Patents (Class 15/256.5)
  • Patent number: 10435239
    Abstract: Apparatus for handling material in connection with a pneumatic material conveying system, which apparatus comprises a waste container/separating device (50), into which material is adapted to be conducted from a conveying pipe (100) of the pneumatic material conveying system via an input aperture (55) and which is adapted to be connected to means for achieving a partial vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MARICAP OY
    Inventor: Göran Sundholm
  • Patent number: 10379485
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus which transfers, onto paper, a toner image formed on a belt-shaped image carrier including an elastic layer on a surface thereof, and forms an image includes a rigid blade which cleans the surface of the image carrier in contact with the image carrier which has transferred the toner image onto the paper; a roller which is upstream of the rigid blade in a rotation direction of the image carrier, and cleans the surface of the image carrier upstream of the rigid blade by coming in contact with the image carrier which has transferred the toner image onto the paper; a rigid blade holder which holds the rigid blade; and a roller holder which holds the roller. The rigid blade holder and the roller holder are installed with a gap therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Takashi Kawanago
  • Patent number: 10351351
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is a method for regulating the operation of a stripping device on a conveyor belt (1) of a conveyor belt system for transported material (6), wherein, in order to strip transported material (6) adhering to the conveyor belt (1), a stripping segment (9) of the stripping device (8) is advanced onto the conveyor belt (1) with its stripping edge (10) by an advancing drive (13) and at least the advancing force with which the advancing drive (13) advances the at least one stripping segment (9) onto the conveyor belt (1) is regulated as a regulating variable by an electronic controller (14) on the basis of the value, determined by at least one sensor (15), of at least one guide variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: F. E. SCHULTE STRATHAUS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Michael Schulte Strathaus, Harald P. Mathis, Andreas Haase, Marcus Stiemer, Marco Rozgic
  • Patent number: 10280010
    Abstract: Scraper assemblies for removing carryover material from a conveyor belt or roller are disclosed. In some embodiments, the scraper assembly includes a rotatable cam that causes a scraper blade to remove between a lowered position and a raised position in which the blade contacts a belt or roller. Movement of the blade in the raised position may be bound by a crown of the cam and a cam finger that extends from a main body of the cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Precision, Inc.
    Inventor: Rocky George Olmstead
  • Patent number: 10244895
    Abstract: An automated grill cleaning system for automatically cleaning a grill in a cooker includes a cooking unit that may be used to cook. The cooking unit has a housing and a grill is positioned in the housing. The housing has an outer wall. A cleaning unit is coupled to the cooking unit and the cleaning unit is positioned on the outer wall. The cleaning unit selectively engages the grill. The cleaning unit urges itself to travel along the grill to abrade debris from the grill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Fleming
  • Patent number: 10183298
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a manufacturing apparatus comprising a polymer blade for scraping soap adhered to a roll mill used to make bar soaps. The manufacturing apparatus can be used to manufacture bar soaps, particularly Zinc Pyrithione (ZPT) containing bar soaps, that is characterized by enhanced discoloration resistance and/or improve anti-microbial effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David William Walling, Lu Yao, Enjun Cheng, Gbenga Segun Showole
  • Patent number: 10144393
    Abstract: A connection system that is used for connecting a wiper blade to a wiper arm. The system includes a bracket, an adapter pivotally attached to the bracket and the free end of the wiper arm. The system also includes a first locking part and a second locking part, such that the first locking part fixes the arm on to the bracket and the second locking part fixes the arm on to the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBA TEKLAS TURKEY OTOMOTIV ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventor: Erdal Avsar
  • Patent number: 10067446
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a cleaning device including a cleaning member that abuts a surface of an image carrier and cleans a surface of the image carrier; a detector that detects a stain generated on the surface of the image carrier in a moving direction of the surface of the image carrier; an adjusting mechanism that adjusts a relative position between the image carrier and the cleaning member in a direction orthogonal to the moving direction; and a hardware processor that controls the relative position between the image carrier and the cleaning member by driving the adjusting mechanism based on information regarding the stain detected by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Tomo Kitada
  • Patent number: 9939055
    Abstract: There are provided a ball screw that more efficiently prevents accumulation and scattering of extra grease in a nut and a seal used in the ball screw. In order to do that, a grease reservoir portion is provided on an inner peripheral surface of a seal provided at an end of a nut on rear side of a moving direction of a ball screw so as to form a space with respect to a screw shaft. The grease reservoir portion is open to an outer peripheral surface of the seal and communicates with slits formed on the outer peripheral surface of the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: NSK Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunari Miyazaki, Daisuke Maruyama
  • Patent number: 9925567
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems for a self-cleaning ion generator that includes a self-cleaning ion generator device that includes a bottom portion, a top portion, at least one electrode extending from the top portion, and a cleaning apparatus for cleaning the at least one electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Global Plasma Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Houston Waddell
  • Patent number: 9889994
    Abstract: A mechanism for mounting and adjusting a conveyor belt scraper comprises a conveyor belt assembly capable of receiving and disposing of material on a surface thereof and a structural element wherein the structural element comprises a securing member. The mechanism further comprises a belt scraper comprising a slide plate capable of slidably receiving the securing member. A release mating bracket is provided which is capable of being reversibly drawn towards a fixed mating bracket wherein at least one of the fixed mating bracket or release mating bracket comprises a recess. An orientable mandrel is received between the fixed mating bracket and the release mating bracket. A scraper assembly is attached to the orientable mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Willem Veenhof
  • Patent number: 9885152
    Abstract: A large-cylinder drying roller is provided with a divided hollow shaft for reasons of production. The divided hollow shaft has hollow-shaft parts which are capable of being inserted at both sides into a construction composed of a cylinder shell and caps connected thereto by a weld seam, and are capable of being thereafter connected to one another and to the caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Schmid, Robson Consolato, Marco Brujas
  • Patent number: 9851682
    Abstract: A cleaning blade includes an elastic member including a contact portion to contact the surface of a member to be cleaned and remove an extraneous matter adhering to the surface of the member. The contact portion includes a modified portion including at least one of an impregnated portion including a first cured material formed of a first curing composition in a thickness direction from the surface of the contact portion; and a surface layer formed of a second curing composition on the surface of the contact portion. The surface of the modified portion has a tack maximum value not greater than 3.0 [gf/mm2].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuka Aoyama, Masanobu Gondoh, Yohta Sakon, Masahiro Ohmori, Shohei Gohda, Kaori Toyama, Yuta Nakamura, Keiichiro Juri
  • Patent number: 9804552
    Abstract: A cleaning blade that contacts a cleaning target member having a cleaning target surface which moves, and cleans the cleaning target surface, includes a blade body; and a blade protrusion that is present at an end portion of a lower surface of the blade body near a distal end surface of the blade body, has a shape protruding outward in a thickness direction with respect to the lower surface, and has an inclined surface being a surface continued from the distal end surface and inclined outward in the thickness direction with respect to the lower surface and inward in a height direction with respect to the distal end surface from an end of the distal end surface near the lower surface. At least a portion of the incline surface is a contact surface that contacts the cleaning target member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Tano, Yu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9788690
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus is described including: at least one grill element including a cooking surface for supporting foodstuffs which in use are heated on the cooking surface; and a cleaning device for cleaning at least a portion of the cooking surface, the cleaning device including a surface cleaning element and a movement mechanism, the movement mechanism being arranged to move the cleaning element across the cooking surface; and at least one motor for driving the movement mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Marian Silviu Rosian
  • Patent number: 9726318
    Abstract: A mounting assembly 10 for mounting a roller brush 12 onto a cleaning apparatus includes a mounting housing 14 configured to be mountable on the cleaning apparatus. The mounting housing has a through hole for receiving an idle shaft 16 that is sized to be engageable within a blind hole 42 formed in the adjacent end hub 32 of the brush 12. The idle shaft 16 is resiliently loaded in the direction toward the brush hub 12 by a loader assembly 18 which includes a compression spring 16 acting against retaining ring 48 engaged with the idle shaft 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: JOHN BEAN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert R. Goetz
  • Patent number: 9695590
    Abstract: A subfloor component comprises an insulating foam panel having first and second opposing faces and a plurality of intersecting grooves in the first face to define, in cross-section, a plurality of pedestals having at least one wall extending toward the second face, a moisture-resistant layer formed on the first face of the panel that conforms to the pedestals, and a hardboard layer on the second face of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Victor Amend
  • Patent number: 9651901
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a cleaning member configured to clean a fixing member and a re-adhering member to which toner that adheres to the cleaning member is caused to re-adhere. The re-adhering member is disposed so as to face the fixing member. A surface of the cleaning member, which makes contact with the fixing member, may be constituted by a nonmetal member, and a surface of the re-adhering member, which makes contact with the cleaning member, may be constituted by a metal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kan Mukai
  • Patent number: 9630782
    Abstract: A scraper blade adapted to scrape off material from a conveyor belt surface, including a mounting portion at one end, and a scraper tip at the other end. The scraper blade includes by a scraper portion extending from the scraper tip and to a point adjacent to or in the mounting portion. The scraper blade includes at least one side wall which is tapered from the scraper tip towards the mounting portion. One or more scraper blades form a scraper for a conveyor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Metso Minerals (Sweden) AB
    Inventors: Jerker Rolfsson, Luiz Fabio Pinto
  • Patent number: 9579661
    Abstract: Nuclear magnetic resonance apparatus for measuring properties of a fluid stream flowing within a pipeline has one or more magnet systems for applying magnetic field to the fluid stream and also has means for inducing and observing magnetic resonance within the fluid stream as it passes through a said magnetic field. The apparatus may also include a polarizing magnetic field upstream of the magnetic field in which resonance is observed. The fluid stream may be hydrocarbon from an underground reservoir. In order to guard against accumulation of magnetisable iron debris particles entrained in the fluid flow, the apparatus comprises one or more upstream traps having a magnetic field to attract and hold solid magnetizable material and an exit path for the removal of the solid magnetizable material so that it does not continue towards any polarizing field and the field where resonance is observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edmund J. Fordham, Christopher Lenn
  • Patent number: 9519257
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a cleaner, a casing, and an exit seal. The cleaner is configured to remove toner from a cleaning target. The casing accommodates the cleaner. The exit seal is attached to the casing and has a free end contacting the cleaning target at a position downward from the cleaner in a direction of movement of the cleaning target and an attached end attached to the casing. A space is disposed between a surface of the cleaning target and an opposite face of the exit seal opposite the cleaning target. The space includes an opening at a lateral end of the exit seal. The exit seal contacts the cleaning target from a trailing direction of the exit seal and seals the opening at at least an attached end side of the exit seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Sengoku, Kazuki Yogosawa, Mitsuru Takahashi, Seiichi Kogure, Kenji Sugiura, Hiroyoshi Haga, Junpei Fujita, Takehide Mizutani, Tatsuya Ohsugi, Yuuji Wada
  • Patent number: 9442417
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developer bearing member that bears a developer, a developer regulating member having a regulation portion comprised of an elastic member contacting the developer bearing member, and a supporting portion supporting the regulation portion, a longitudinal direction of the regulation portion being along that of the developer bearing member, the regulation portion having a base portion and tip portion, the base portion being an end portion on a side of a portion connected with the supporting portion in a transverse direction, the base portion being opposite to the tip portion, the tip portion being disposed on an upstream side in a moving direction of the developer bearing member, the developer regulating member regulating a developer on the developer bearing member, and a sealing member contacting a regulation portion's surface, the surface being on an opposite side of the regulation portion to the developer bearing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Sunahara, Ryosuke Kanai
  • Patent number: 9372434
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus configured to form an image with developer includes an image bearing member configured to bear an image of the developer, a developer carrying member configured to carry the developer to supply the developer to the image bearing member, and a developer supplying member configured to supply the developer to the developer carrying member. At least a part of a surface of the developer carrying member is coated with lubricant charged to the same polarity as the developer, and an absolute value of a charge amount per unit mass of the lubricant is larger than that of the developer. The image forming apparatus executes a first sequence of applying a potential difference between the developer supplying member and the developer carrying member before image formation to form an electric field to suppress movement of the charged lubricant from the developer carrying member to the developer supply member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kodai Hayashi, Yoshihiro Mitsui, Hisashi Taniguchi, Shuhei Kawasaki, Shunsuke Matsushita
  • Patent number: 9372447
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a rotary fixing member cleaner that includes a freely rotatable rotary unwinding member, around which a cleaning web winds, a rotary winding member to wind the cleaning web thereon from one end thereof, and a load applicator to apply a load to the cleaning web unwound from the rotary unwinding member. The rotary fixing member cleaner removes any unnecessary substance adhering to an outer circumferential surface of the rotary fixing member therefrom by unwinding and moving the cleaning web from the rotary unwinding member in an opposite direction to a direction of movement of the outer circumferential surface of the rotary fixing member at a contacting point at which the cleaning web contacts the outer circumferential surface of the rotary fixing member. The load applicator presses against the cleaning web winding around the rotary unwinding member at a prescribed angular contact position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masateru Ujiie, Naoto Suzuki, Yohhei Watanabe, Takashi Sakamaki
  • Patent number: 9354559
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cleaning blade of which a contact portion brought into contact with at least a member to be cleaned is formed of a polyurethane member that includes a polyurethane material containing a hard segment and a soft segment and has a ratio of an area occupied by a hard segment aggregate having a diameter of 0.3 ?m to 0.7 ?m in a cross section being in a range of 2% to 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Nakamura, Daisuke Tano, Masato Ono, Shintaro Kikuchi, Yuko Kawase, Noriaki Kojima, Tsutomu Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9340366
    Abstract: A bulk material conveyor belt scraper comprises a base portion having a three-sided channel. The belt scraper also comprises a polymeric portion that protrudes outwardly from a corner of the three-sided channel. The three-sided channel of the belt scraper is adapted to engage with and partially encircles a support member having a portion with a square cross-section in a manner such that the support member is able to bias the belt scraper against a conveyor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Martin Engineering Company
    Inventors: Edwin H. Peterson, Paul B. Harrison, Rudolf Beer
  • Patent number: 9235180
    Abstract: A fixing device thermally fixes an unfixed toner image onto a recording sheet and includes: a rotatable heating element that is endless and includes a resistive heating layer that generates heat upon application of voltage; a power source for placing voltage across the resistive heating layer; an ammeter for measuring the electric current flowing through the resistive heating layer, and a controller for determining whether the resistive heating layer has a scratch by monitoring an amount of change between a value of electric current that flows through the resistive heating in absence of a scratch and a value of electric current actually measured by the ammeter. The resistive heating layer exhibits resistivity anisotropy satisfying R1<R2, where R1 and R2 denote a volume resistivity of the resistive heating layer in a direction of voltage application and that in a direction perpendicular to the direction of voltage application, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takuya Ishigai, Naoki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9169081
    Abstract: A bulk material conveyor belt scraper comprises a base portion having a C-channel. The belt scraper also comprises a polymeric portion that protrudes outwardly from a corner of the C-channel. The C-channel of the belt scraper is adapted to engage with and partially encircle a support member having a square portion in a manner such that the support member is able to bias the belt scraper against a conveyor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Martin Engineering Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Harrison, Edwin H. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20150083162
    Abstract: A cleaning arrangement for a coater that has a plate cylinder, the cleaning arrangement having a cleaning web, a tangential moving mechanism configured to controllably move the cleaning web in at least one direction in a plane defined by the cleaning web, a radial moving mechanism configured to controllably move the cleaning web in at least one direction out of the plane, and a controller coupled to the tangential and radial moving mechanisms which is configured to control the moving of the cleaning web into and out of contact with the plate cylinder in conformity with input signals received by the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Tresu A/S
    Inventors: Mads Kylling, Marko Ryynänen, Erik Gydesen, Petri Sirviö
  • Patent number: 8974564
    Abstract: A screen cleaning system cleans debris from a material catching screen surrounded by a frame. A hollow vacuum arm which moves over the screen. The arm has a slot in a side which is adjacent to the screen. The arm includes an inner arm pivotally coupled to a duct and an outer arm which movable with respect to the inner arm. The arm is moved by an actuator mechanism which includes a first pulley coupled to a drive shaft, a second pulley coupled to an end of the arm, a belt drivingly coupling the first pulley to the second pulley. The outer arm is slidably coupled to the inner arm and a spring is biased to urge the outer arm radially inwardly. A track is formed by the frame and a roller rides along the track and is rotatably coupled to an end of the outer arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: James M. Hershbarger, Nathan R. Vandike
  • Publication number: 20150059117
    Abstract: A flexible scraper for a grader or other solid object processing system. The flexible scraper is adjustably mounted to a frame and contacts a rotating roller to clean the rotating roller or prevent components from wrapping around the roller, as well as maintain products within designated lanes. Connectors allow insertion and release of the scraper into and from the frame. The flexible scraper is inserted into slots in the frame and held against the rotating roller by gravity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph F. Kovacs, Christopher G. Greve, Robert S. Lapeyre
  • Publication number: 20150043104
    Abstract: A tape cleaning device includes a blade that, while touching a recording tape that is running, scrapes foreign bodies from the recording tape; a roller that touches the recording tape and rotates along with the running of the recording tape, the foreign bodies scraped off by the blade being transferred to the roller; and a removal mechanism that removes the foreign bodies that have been transferred to the roller from the roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Teruo ASHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20150043105
    Abstract: A head cleaning device includes: a wiper member formed in an elongate shape and having a wiper anchoring portion anchored so as not to move in a tape width direction; and a support member that includes a wiper entrainment portion about which the wiper member is entrained so as to double back, that causes the wiper entrainment portion to move in the tape width direction so that a surface of the wiper member at an opposite side of the wiper entrainment portion from the wiper anchoring portion wipes a head that performs at least one of writing information to, or reading information from, a recording tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Teruo ASHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 8953968
    Abstract: An apparatus for eliminating transfer streaks in a printing system is provided and comprises a hollow transfer backer bar including sealed ends. The transfer backer bar further includes a plurality of holes with the holes spaced along the photoreceptor supporting surface of the transfer backer bar. Air pressure can be applied within a hollow transfer backer bar thereby creating an air flow outward through the holes. The air flow contacts the underside of a photoreceptor and floats the photoreceptor on a thin cushion of air flow during transfer of an image to paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: William H. Wayman
  • Publication number: 20150035922
    Abstract: A belt cleaning device includes a cleaning roller. The cleaning roller includes a roller having an outer peripheral surface. A sheet-like cleaning element is wound to the outer peripheral surface of the roller. One end part of the cleaning element is fixed to the outer peripheral surface of the roller. Both side edge parts in the other end part of the cleaning element are fixed to the outer peripheral surface of the roller. The both side edge parts in the other end part of the cleaning element are located on the outside of their region that is to face to possibly largest paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Jumpei HOBO, Masami FUJIHARA, Hidenori TAKENAKA
  • Publication number: 20140366915
    Abstract: An escalator step cleaner for cleaning escalator steps having a plurality of parallel tread ridges separated by tread grooves has a cleaning pad assembly configured to extend generally perpendicular to the direction of motion of the escalator steps and clean the escalator steps while the escalator is in motion. The cleaning pad assembly has a rigid upper plate and a flexible disposable bottom pad having a cleaning contact surface. The contact surface carries a plurality of spaced parallel pad ridges separated by pad grooves that matingly engage between the tread ridges of the escalator steps and cause dislodgement of the accumulated debris. The cleaning pad assembly can be secured on a hand-held cleaning tool or on a motorized cleaning tool with rotating brushes and a vacuum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: RENAELC, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick C. Gehm, Michael S. Knight
  • Publication number: 20140366305
    Abstract: A chain cleaner capable of cleaning dirt and debris from the roller chain of a chain driven vehicle is provided. The chain cleaner is a polymer sheet. The sheet has a leading and a trailing edge, upper and lower surfaces, and a bilateral axis defining a chain line. The chain line extends from the leading to the trailing edge. A clear slot is positioned in the sheet adjacent to the trailing edge. The slot has a predetermined height and width which is at least equal to a respective height and width of the chain to be cleaned. The chain is thereby capable of biased directional travel against the lower and upper surfaces and through the slot, along the chain line when operating the chain drive of the vehicle. The chain cleaner includes an assembly for attaching the sheet to the vehicle adjacent to the leading edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: David J. Alley
  • Patent number: 8913945
    Abstract: Provided is a cleaning blade in which at least a portion which comes in contact with a member to be cleaned is configured of a member having dynamic ultra micro hardness of from 0.25 to 0.65 and an index K acquired in the following Equation (1) of equal to or more than 15: index K=[23° C. breaking elongation (%)]×[10° C. impact resilience (%)]×(?1)×[tan ? peak temperature (° C.)]/[Young's modulus (MPa)]/1000??Equation (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriaki Kojima, Yoshinori Takahashi, Kei Tanaka, Tsutomu Sugimoto, Daisuke Tano, Masato Ono
  • Patent number: 8898851
    Abstract: A doctor blade holder system is disclosed that includes a doctor blade holder that includes a doctor blade receiving region for receiving a doctor blade, and an actuation system for causing the doctor blade receiving region to be selectively moved toward or away from a roll surface by rotating the doctor blade holder about a first axis, wherein the doctor blade holder system is generally circular shaped in cross-sectional area and wherein the first axis is generally centrally locate with the generally circular cross-sectional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Kadant, Inc.
    Inventors: David Leeman, Allen Brauns, Robert Johnson
  • Patent number: 8894405
    Abstract: A three-side adjustable scraper of an extrusion device includes a scraper body arranged on the body of an extrusion device. One side of the scraper body has a knife edge which is attached to the wheel surface of an extrusion wheel of the extrusion device, and the scraper body is adjustably provided with a left side scraper seat and a right side scraper seat. A left side scraper and a right side scraper are respectively arranged on the left side scraper seat and the right side scraper seat, and the knife edges of the left side scraper and the right side scraper are respectively attached to the two sides of the extrusion wheel of the extrusion device. The left side scraper and the right side scraper are additionally arranged, so that materials adhered on the two sides of the extrusion wheel can be scraped off by the scraper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Zhejiang Canaan Technology Limited
    Inventors: Zheng Fang, Tongcheng Xu, Zhendao Zhou
  • Patent number: 8897690
    Abstract: A cleaning blade, including a strip-shaped elastic blade to contact the surface of a member to be cleaned, traveling on an edge line of the elastic blade, to remove a powder from the surface thereof, wherein the edge line of the elastic blade is impregnated with an ultraviolet curable resin including a fluorinated acrylic monomer, a surface layer harder than the elastic blade is formed on each of an under surface thereof, having the edge line as one line of the under surface and facing the member, and an apical surface thereof, having the edge line as one line of the apical surface and being parallel to a direction of the thickness thereof, and the apical surface is impregnated with the ultraviolet curable resin at a depth of from 50 to 150 ?m and the under surface is impregnated therewith at a depth of from 20 to 100 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohta Sakon, Masahiro Ohmori, Yuka Aoyama, Shinji Nohsho, Yasuyuki Yamashita, Masanobu Gondoh, Shohei Gohda
  • Patent number: 8881955
    Abstract: An extrusion device for compound-containing containers, including a receiving chamber for the container, a piston rod which is displaceable relative to the receiving chamber and further including an extrusion mechanism having an advancing mechanism for advancing the piston rod. A wiper element is provided which has a wiper edge facing the piston rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rainer Strobel-Schmidt, Christian Hefele, Peter Ostermeier, Hans Peter Lederle
  • Patent number: 8881678
    Abstract: The invention relates to a scraping device (14) for removing objects from a floor surface (1c) of a rotary milking platform (1). The scraping device (14) includes a scraper (18) configured to come into contact with and move an object on the floor surface (1c) of the rotary milking platform (1) during rotation, and a suspension device selectively supporting the scraper (18). The suspension device selectively supports the scraper (18) in each of i) a first position adjacent to the floor surface (1c) of the rotary milking platform (1) and ii) a second position in which the scraper (18) is pressed against the floor surface (1c) with a first force. The suspension device is configured to move the scraper (18) from the first position to the second position when the object on the floor surface (1c) hits the scraper (18) during rotation of the rotary milking platform (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: DeLaval Holding AB
    Inventor: Jan Eriksson
  • Publication number: 20140310908
    Abstract: A tread surface cleaning system has a cleaning element mounted to a truck frame of a steering truck in a position facing a tread surface of a wheel. The cleaning element moves freely to come into contact with and to move away from the tread surface. A pressing-load application spring biases the cleaning element toward the tread surface and a stopper restrains the cleaning element from approaching the tread surface. A forward and backward movement of a wheel axle 2 in the travel direction caused by steering is used so that the cleaning element makes contact only on the inner rail side toward which the tread surface of the wheel approaches when passing through a curved section. The cleaning element does not make contact on the outer rail side from which the tread surface moves away when passing through a curved section and when traveling through a straight section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Shimokawa
  • Publication number: 20140261537
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more techniques and systems for cleaning a scrub brush of a scrubber utilized in semiconductor fabrication are provided. In particular, a charge modification element, such as a base pH material or ammonia, is applied to the scrub brush to modify a charge of a particle on the scrub brush to a modified charge. The modified charge of the particle is similar to a charge of the scrub brush, such that the particle and the scrub brush repel one another. The particle can be detached from the scrub brush utilizing various techniques such as a de-ionized water technique or a mechanical cleaning bar technique. In this way, one or more particles can be detached from the scrub brush to clean the scrub brush of particles so that the scrub brush can be used to clean a semiconductor wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
  • Publication number: 20140198161
    Abstract: A belt cleaning apparatus that is a cleaning apparatus that cleans a surface of a transporting belt with a cleaning solution, the belt cleaning apparatus including a cleaning member that is in contact with the surface in a rotatable manner, the cleaning member cleaning the surface with the cleaning solution; a cleaning solution reservoir that retains the cleaning solution; and a partition portion that protrudes from a bottom portion of the cleaning solution reservoir, the partition portion partitioning the cleaning solution reservoir into a cleaning area where the cleaning member is partially dipped in the cleaning solution and a discharging area from where the cleaning solution is discharged. In the belt cleaning apparatus, a distance between the cleaning member and the partition portion becomes gradually smaller towards an upper end of the partition portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shuichi KANEMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140174472
    Abstract: A method of removing ink from a film includes unrolling the film from a first roll, exposing the film to a cleaning composition, and scraping the cleaning composition from the film. The film and the cleaning composition pass adjacent a first nonabrasive cloth to spread the cleaning composition over a width of the film, and adjacent at least one additional nonabrasive cloth to scrub the ink from the film. The film may be polymeric, metallic, or a metalized polymer. A system includes a means for unrolling a film, at least one nozzle configured to expose the film to a cleaning composition, and a blade configured to scrape the cleaning composition from the film. The system also includes a first nonabrasive cloth configured to spread the cleaning composition over a width of the film, and at least one additional nonabrasive cloth configured to scrub the ink from the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: FLORAL PACKAGING IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Jorge Millan Ardila
  • Patent number: 8732894
    Abstract: A cleaning bullet for use in a track can include a compressible body to clean the track, and a motorized device to propel the body through the track. In some embodiments, the motorized device includes wheels rotatably coupled to the device, a motor to drive the wheels, and a power source to supply power to the motor. Also, in some embodiments, one or more wheels engage an inner or outer surface of the track to move the motorized device along the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim J. Hilarides, Carol A. Rouillard, Andrew M. Bober
  • Publication number: 20140112788
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method for cleaning a brake of a wind turbine. The brake has a brake disc and at least one brake unit, wherein the brake disc and the brake unit can be moved relative to one another via a drive. The method includes fastening a cleaning plate to the brake disc; releasing at least one brake unit; moving the brake disc and the brake unit relative to one another so that the cleaning plate is moved past a brake pad of the brake unit while making applied contact engagement to the brake pad; and, dismounting the cleaning plate from the brake disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Nordex Energy GmbH
    Inventor: Ocke-Philipp Hansen
  • Publication number: 20140083455
    Abstract: A wiper cleaning assembly for cleaning and removing residue from a moving wiper. The wiper cleaner includes a stationary planar pad, securely joined with a wiper surface, which engages and cleans a moving wiper as the wiper passes through the wiper cleaner. In this manner, the wiper cleaner cleans the wiper with minimal moving parts, and without having to be handled. The wiper cleaner includes a cleaning surface with an abrasive portion for physically engaging a moving wiper. The abrasive portion includes rubber bristles and ridges for enhancing the cleaning function. A thermal portion positions behind the abrasive portion to provide heat to the wiper cleaner. The heat is efficacious for removing ice from the wipers as the pass by. A mounting portion includes an adhesive that secures the wiper cleaner to the windshield. The wiper cleaner detaches and secures to various areas of the windshield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Abdulkadir Ali