Receptacles Patents (Class 209/259)
  • Patent number: 10399794
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a space separator for a sorting robot. A preferred embodiment of the space separator may comprise: at least one layer of trays, an axial center of the tray being provided with a shaft, the tray being provided with a slot in which an openable tray door is provided, an end of the tray extending upwards to form a tray wall; wherein the space separator is disposed along the shaft of the tray till the tray wall, the space separator being rotatable about the shaft of the tray. This embodiment enables a flexible adjustment of the number and size of the storage bins divided on the tray with the space separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Beijing Jingdong Shangke Information Technology Co, JD.com American Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Zihang Wei
  • Publication number: 20110297373
    Abstract: A wellbore strengthening material collection system including a vibratory separator having a top deck, a middle deck, and a bottom deck, and also including a collection trough coupled to at least one of the decks and configured to receive wellbore strengthening materials from the at least one of the decks. Additionally, a collection trough including a body having an inlet and an outlet, an angled surface disposed within the body and at least on extension surface extending form the body and configured to secure the collection trough to a vibratory separator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventors: Michael A. Timmerman, Brian S. Carr, James A. Marshall
  • Patent number: 7909170
    Abstract: A vibratory separator including a housing having a drilling material inlet and at least one basket, at least one screen assembly configured to be disposed in the at least one basket, an actuator connected to the at least one basket, wherein the actuator provides vibratory motion to the at least one basket, a sump configured to receive drilling material that passes through the at least one screen assembly, and at least one spray nozzle for cleaning the vibratory separator is disclosed. A method for cleaning a vibratory separator including providing instructions to a programmable logic controller to activate at least one spray nozzle disposed on the vibratory separator is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventors: Bradley N. Jones, Brian S. Carr
  • Publication number: 20090188840
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a screen basket for securing inlets or outlets of tanks, which screen basket can be easily mounted and in particular comprises a high resistance against corrosive surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventor: Rainer Ansperger
  • Patent number: 6672459
    Abstract: An integrated terminal deck and spout assembly for a vibrating separator and a method of fabricating a terminal deck constructed such that the deck has a protruding tongue which extends out past the deck blank. The protruding tongue forms the bottom plate of the discharge spout. This reduces the number of parts necessary to assemble a terminal deck. It also provides a structurally stronger discharge spout than found in the prior art and reduces the time and labor necessary to assemble a terminal deck. This change in design also reduces fatigue cracking in the deck blank near the terminal deck discharge spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Southwestern Wire Cloth, Inc.
    Inventor: James F. Nogalski
  • Patent number: 6129214
    Abstract: The invention in the simplest form is a passive method and apparatus for filtering motile sperm from a sperm sample. The invention passively filters the motile sperm using a nucleopore membrane that is contained within a membrane assembly, wherein the membrane assembly is disposed in a container. In operation, a medium is placed in the container so the membrane contacts the medium. A sperm sample is placed one side of the membrane assembly, and the motile sperm migrate through the membrane leaving the non-motile sperm behind, where they can be easily extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Inventors: Shalom Bar-Ami, Amnon Weichselbaum
  • Patent number: 5685978
    Abstract: A portable, self-contained concrete reclaimer for use at construction sites to collect, break-down, and transport uncured waste concrete washed from concrete delivery equipment, to recycling facilities for use in the manufacture of fresh concrete. The concrete reclaimer comprises a screen having openings sized to separate aggregate from sand, cement and water when uncured waste concrete is washed thereon. The screen being sized to cover a portion of a water tight reclaiming tank having an open top, a closed wall, a bottom continuously sealed to the closed wall, and an upwardly extending partition disposed therein to divide the reclaiming tank into at least two separate, adjacently disposed compartments including a first receiving compartment adapted to receive and contain sand, cement and water, and an adjacent second receiving compartment adapted to receive and contain aggregate separated therefrom during the concrete washing and reclaiming procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Inventors: Harold W. Petrick, Michael H. Petrick
  • Patent number: 4927030
    Abstract: A sorting apparatus to remove sticks, weeds and other debris from a batch of peanuts and sort the peanuts into size categories. At least two longitudinally spaced apart sets of endless belts wrap over separate sets of drive rollers. The belts are interposed to position a belt from one set adjacent a belt from another set. The sets of belts travel at different speeds to move peanuts and debris into the longitudinal gaps between the belts. Debris, such as sticks and peanuts transverse to the belts are induced by the relative movement of the belts to align longitudianally into the gap between adjacent belts. Peanuts and debris smaller than the gap fall through into a hopper and larger peanuts and debris fall into a separate hopper. Larger debris falls off the end of the apparatus where the endless belts turn over a drive roller from a horizontal direction to a downward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Assignee: Doster Warehouse
    Inventors: Jack T. Chastain, John McWhorter
  • Patent number: 4927534
    Abstract: A screen system intended for the screening of wood chips, comprising one or several screening faces (2,3) placed one above the other as well as a bottom face (4) placed underneath said screening faces. The screening faces (2,3) are connected to members (10) that produce the screening movement. The bottom face (4) is made of a flexible material and is displaceable relative its support structure (6) so that the bottom face is deformed to prevent the adherence of materials thereto. Most appropriately, the width of the bottom face (5) is larger than the distance between the support structures (6) placed at its sides, whereby the middle portion of the bottom face (5) is hanging down lower than its sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Assignee: Rauma-Repola Oy
    Inventor: Antti Riihimaki
  • Patent number: 4698150
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a beach trash remover which includes a motorized vehicle having a conventional construction type shovel attached to the front thereof. An opening covered by a screen is provided in the center of shovel to allow the beach sand, containing the trash, to drop back onto the beach thereby leaving the trash within the screened opening portion of the shovel. The screen is held on a frame which is coupled to the shovel through shock absorbers and means are provided to provide a vibrating motion to the screened frame to further aid in returning the sand to the beach. A grader may be attached to the back end of the beach trash remover to cover any tire tracks or otherwise smooth the beach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1987
    Inventor: Luis Wigoda
  • Patent number: 4572782
    Abstract: A device for loading granular material containing some foreign matter into a container, such as a railroad car, has upper and lower chutes arranged in parallel. The upper chute has a bottom screen for allowing the foreign matter to fall through to the lower chute. The grain flow remaining on the upper chute is discharged down the center of the car and fills toward the sides, while the foreign matter falling to the lower chute is distributed evenly by sidewardly extending wings out toward the sides and in towards the center of the car. By the operation of the device, the foreign matter carried in the grain is evenly distributed and mixed throughout the car, and the tendency of the foreign matter to concentrate along the center under the hatchway of the car is prevented. A sample of the grain taken from the hatchway of the car thereby contains a truer percentage of foreign matter to grain than would occur by conventional loading devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Assignee: Southern AG., Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Smith, Otis Logan
  • Patent number: 4563268
    Abstract: Liquid dispersions may be filtered, with a minimum of stopage, to remove coagulum with a pan assembly for a circular vibratory separator comprising a hollow cylindrical frame, having therein a discharge vertically spaced from the bottom of the frame, and a helical ramp commencing substantially in the bottom plane of the frame and travelling about the interior wall of the frame in a circular direction terminating in front of and substantially in the plane of said discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1986
    Assignee: Polysar Financial Services S.A.
    Inventor: Gregory A. Smith
  • Patent number: 4557825
    Abstract: An upwardly pyramidal frame, formed of angularly spaced legs converging to a point, is mountable on a holder that extends about a fill opening of the pressure tank of a blast cleaning system. The frame is so disposed as to break open the end of a bag containing an abrasive media, when the bag is dropped onto the frame, with the break occurring at a location confined to the area of the fill opening. A screen supported upon a shoulder of the holder extends across the opening. At the bottom of the frame, outwardly directed feet on the legs extend into a space between the shoulder on which the screen is supported, and opposing, downwardly facing shoulders. Screws threaded in the feet bear against the peripheral portion of the screen, to clampably engage the feet and the screen against the opposed shoulders. When a screen is to be replaced, the screws are backed off, to loosen the frame and screen and permit their removal and replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1985
    Assignee: Empire Abrasive Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Wittes, Cecilia Sweeney
  • Patent number: 4549960
    Abstract: Apparatus for cleaning, aerating and fumigating grain comprises chutes having screens therein over which the grain is passed. Conduits interconnect the chutes with a blower mechanism so that the grain to be cleaned is subjected to a vacuum which causes the fine debris, trash and the like to be passed through the screen. The fine debris is entrained in a stream of air and directed exteriorly of the grain storage structure. The conduits connected to the blower assembly may be detached from the grain cleaning chutes and connected to tubes inserted into the grain to permit heated gases and moisture to be removed from the stored grain. An air entrained fumigant may also be directed through the tubes into the grain for controlling insects and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1985
    Inventor: Gerald W. Hoppe
  • Patent number: 4539102
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for removing and counting artificial drill cuttings from a returning drill mud containing a mixture of both artificial and natural drill cuttings. The artificial drill cuttings are injected into the drilling fluid and supplied to a drill string and have magnetic properties, while the natural drill cuttings do not. A rotary magnetic drum having a first endless belt travelling therearound receives the cuttings mixture and the magnetic artificial cuttings adhere to the first belt by being attracted to the drum, while the natural drill cuttings do not, thereby permitting separation of the two. The artificial cuttings are removed from the drum by a second endless belt cooperating with the first endless belt to define a nip between them. The belts positively engage with and remove the artificial cuttings from the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: William G. Boston, Robert T. Strong
  • Patent number: 4455222
    Abstract: An improved arc-welding flux recovery device which is compact, contamination-free, and can be economically maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1984
    Inventor: Thomas M. Less
  • Patent number: 4410425
    Abstract: An apparatus for filtering drilling mud that is being recirculated out of the drill hole, which substantially comprises the flow conveying tubular section having at its first end a flanged base portion sealably attachable to the top portion of the hydril and open-ended at its second end for allowing fluid flow therethrough. Also provided is an outer tank portion encapsulating substantially the upper half portion of said tubular section, the tank portion having an open-ended top portion for receiving flow out of the end portion of the flow conveying tubular section and integrally attached at its bottom portion to the outer surface of the flow conveying tubular section, the outer tank portion defining a container for receiving the flow from the tubular section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1983
    Inventor: Robert A. Gardes
  • Patent number: 4174276
    Abstract: Small batches of grain for household use are vacuum cleaned in a portable apparatus which can receive vacuum power from the hose of a household vacuum cleaner. Grain requiring cleaning is introduced into the device through a transparent top door and gravitates into a hopper within the apparatus having a restricted grain outlet. When suction is applied through the housing of the apparatus which is vented to atmosphere, air and uncleaned grain are propelled continuously on a circuitous path until the desired clean state of the grain can be observed through the transparent door, at which time another door of the device is opened to permit clean grain to pass into a holding chamber. A waste chamber is also provided in the apparatus and is separated by a screen from the main treatment chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1979
    Inventor: Leslie Otness
  • Patent number: 4165280
    Abstract: The invention provides for the automatic and continuous cleaning of feed hoppers. A plurality of brushes extend transversely across the path of the upper flight of the horizontal conveyor in the bottom of a feed hopper. The brushes are spaced from each other and frictionally engage the teeth of the feed apron to convey good fibers to the feed apron at the end of the upper flight of the conveyor. A perforated plate is positioned beneath the lower flight of the conveyor and as the brushes traverse the plate on the lower flight they push accumulations of pepper trash through the perforations and into a removable pan beneath the perforated plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1979
    Inventor: Jasper B. Holley
  • Patent number: 4089777
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a separator commonly used in flour mills. The grain is crushed by rollers and fed to the present apparatus for separation of a coarse product from a fine product. A drum section has stationary hammers extending from one end and rotating hammer extending from the other end. The rotating hammers are attached to a plate turned by a motor with the rotating hammers moving through the stationary hammers. This causes the crushed grain to be sifted through a perforated screen with the fine product feeding through an outlet for the fine product. The coarse product accumulates and spills over an upper edge of the perforated screen to feed through an outlet for the coarse product. The screen or its position, may be changed to vary the discharge from the present apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1978
    Inventors: Malcolm Jack Macaulay, Ernesto Simroth L.