Tilting Patents (Class 209/260)
  • Patent number: 10632502
    Abstract: A grizzly screen member assembly with a replaceable tip end. The grizzly screen member assembly comprises an elongate base member and a replaceable tip member coupled removably coupled to the replaceable tip member. The elongate base member may be coupled to a panel and assembled into a grizzly feeder system or coupled to the grizzly feeder system itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CRUCIBLE, LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Jenkins, Gary W. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10472800
    Abstract: An apparatus for backfilling a trench and, more particularly, an apparatus for laying a pipeline bed layer in a trench and for laying a pipeline bedding layer once a pipeline is laid in the trench. The apparatus comprises a multi-deck screen vibrating unit. The upper deck screen comprises finger tines or a grizzly arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Keith James McCabe
  • Patent number: 10342211
    Abstract: A feline litter box sieve system includes a screened lid connected by a hinge to a support frame that suspends an empty litter box in the top opening of a trash receptacle. L-shaped hooks suspend the support frame in the trash receptacle. Used litter is poured from a full litter box onto the screen. Clumps and feces are retained by the screen. Pivoting the lid to an open position dumps retained clumps and feces from the screen into the trash receptacle. While the lid is open, the held litter box containing unclumped sifted litter may be removed for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Coburn Mikacich
  • Patent number: 9611623
    Abstract: Apparatuses for separating liquid from liquid-solid mixtures, particularly for use attached to excavators and in the petroleum industry. Embodiments include apparatuses for separation through compression and rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Matthew Sager
  • Patent number: 9085015
    Abstract: A mobile variable angle vibrating screen with the ability to process aggregate material in a horizontal orientation and at incrementally higher angles of inclination where changes in angles of inclination can be affected without the need to dismantle the vibrating screen and without the use of hand tools. The variable angle screen being configured: to blend output at all of the various operating angles of inclination, be transportable with a detachable bolt on feeder module; have an overhead feed conveyor which operates at a substantially horizontal configuration and at various operating angles of inclination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Terex USA, LLC
    Inventors: Payton Schirm, Gregory Young
  • Patent number: 8881912
    Abstract: A vibratory separator including a separator deck including a hinge point, and a positive displacement mechanism coupled to the separator deck and configured to displace the separator deck to an angle of inclination is disclosed. A method of separating solids form a slurry, the method including pumping a slurry onto a separator deck, vibrating the separator deck, and displacing an end of the separator deck in an upwards or downwards direction with a positive displacement mechanism to a selected angle of inclination is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventor: Brian S. Carr
  • Patent number: 8136670
    Abstract: A mobile collapsible screen and cone crusher combination where the screen is pivoted forward and downward for transport and a rubber hopper is coupled to the fines conveyor so as to permit a hinged connection and a sliding connection between the flexible hopper and the fines conveyor. A plurality of flexible matter edge plates are used at the rear of the flexible hopper to facilitate proper compression and expansion of the flexible hopper. A selectable maintenance catch is used to allow the screen to be elevated to an intermediate height for maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Terex USA, LLC
    Inventor: Dan L. Garland
  • Publication number: 20110100882
    Abstract: A solids sifting apparatus comprising a bucket assembly comprised of a back wall and a bucket framework joined to the back wall and extending forwardly therefrom. The bucket framework defines a lateral side wall comprised of a plurality of openings, and a forward perimeter defining a front opening. The apparatus is further comprised of a rotational assembly comprising a mounting fixture comprising at least one attachment feature, a rotatable driven member joined to the back wall of the bucket assembly, a rotatable driving member coupled to the rotatable driven member; and a rotary drive power source operatively connected to the rotatable driving member and joined to the mounting fixture. The mounting fixture may include attachment features. A first attachment feature may comprise an upper lip extending rearwardly and downwardly from a mating plate, with second and third attachment features comprising first and second brackets extending outwardly from the mating plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Roger D. Beam, Richard H. Beam, Michael M. Beam
  • Patent number: 7240800
    Abstract: An attrition mill for reclaiming foundry sand from deposited material having lumps of used foundry sand and included material includes a housing defining a chamber for receiving the lumps of used foundry sand and included material. A base is disposed within the housing and has an elevated end defining a reject outlet adjacent a reject end of the mill and a lower end, and a discharge wall is positioned adjacent the base lower end to define a sand outlet adjacent a sand end of the mill. A resilient support is attached to the housing, and a vibratory drive is attached to the housing and includes first and second eccentrically loaded motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: General Kinematics Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Musschoot, William G. Guptail, Steve C. Wiechmann
  • Patent number: 7021469
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for feeding a user machine (3) with particulate products, such as products for infusion like tea, chamomile and herbal teas in general, comprises a hopper (2) for dispensing the product and means (40; 7) for transferring the product from the hopper (2) to the user machine (3). The hopper (2) includes a feed body (4), with vertical walls (5), having an outlet opening (6) at its lower end. The transfer means (40) comprise a motor-driven, endless conveyor (7) facing the outlet opening (6). The apparatus also comprises adjustment means (50; 10, 11, 30) for adjusting the gap between the endless conveyor (7) and the outlet opening (6) according to the characteristics of the product feeding out the hopper (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Tecnomeccanica S.r.l.
    Inventor: Andrea Romagnoli
  • Patent number: 6877610
    Abstract: A screen assembly 22 includes a conveyor 26 pivotably mounted beneath a screen 24 for segregation of fractions of material, for example from a mobile crusher 10. Hydraulic cylinders (not shown) are used to selectively move telescopic arms 48 (only one of which is shown in the Figures), to raise or lower the conveyor 26 between operative position and inoperative positions. In the operative position the conveyor 26 is substantially parallel to the screen 24 for receiving material which has passed through the screen mesh, in use. In the inoperative position the conveyor 26 is angularly displaced relative to the screen 24 about the pivot, to provide access to the underside of the screen 24, e.g. for maintenance purposes. Removable pins 50 are provided for releasably securing the attitude of the conveyor 26 relative to the screen 24 in the operative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: BL-Pegson Ltd.
    Inventor: Ian Boast
  • Patent number: 6581780
    Abstract: A system for controlling the operation of an item of equipment for processing materials to produce a product which includes aggregate materials of various particle sizes in a predetermined weight ratio includes a sampling device for obtaining a sample of the product from a predetermined location and a gradation assembly. The gradation assembly includes a plurality of gradation screens and a weighing pan for measuring the weight of aggregate material. The gradation screens are supported by a frame in a generally horizontal attitude in a stacked arrangement, so that each screen in the stack has screen openings that are smaller than those of the screen immediately above it in the stack. The assembly also includes a vibrator for vibrating the screens and a mechanism for sequentially depositing the aggregate material that is retained on each screen or that passes through all of the screens in the weighing pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: AI Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert E. Jakob, Michael E. Barrett, Gary P. Heeszel, David F. Peaks
  • Patent number: 5727691
    Abstract: An improved animal litter containment and filtering apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a first and second container for holding particulate litter, a coupler for temporarily securing the first container to the second container, and a filter. The second container may be inverted and temporarily secured to the first container utilizing the the coupler with the filter temporarily secured between the first and second containers. The coupler includes a first part secured to an end wall of the first container and a second part secured to an end wall of the second container. The coupler is secured to only the first and second containers, and not to the filter. The first and second parts may be temporarily engaged to temporarily secure the first container to the second container. The filter includes a filter having opposing ends, and an edge engager attached to each of the opposing ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Inventor: Thomas Niel Vittrup
  • Patent number: 5588535
    Abstract: A system for preparing samples of wear particles employs a series of movable particle traps or screens within a passage to separate particles by size and magnetic characteristics. Movable magnets are placed adjacent to an inlet tube upstream from the particle traps to separate magnetic particles from non-magnetic particles. One embodiment includes a coarse particle trap and a medium particle trap. A controller initially positions the magnets adjacent to the tube and positions both particle traps to block the passage so that only fine non-magnetic wear particles are collected in the first sample. The medium non-magnetic wear particles are then rinsed from the medium particle trap to provide a second sample. Next, the coarse non-magnetic wear particles are rinsed from the coarse particle trap to provide the third sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: Synectic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael G. Thornton, Janine M. Thornton
  • Patent number: 5544762
    Abstract: A separating apparatus is disclosed for separating debris from materials. The apparatus includes a container which defines an opening for the flow therethrough of the materials. A frame is disposed adjacent to the opening. The frame has a first side which is pivotally connected to the container about a pivotal axis. A second side of the frame is disposed remote from the first side. A separating device is pivotally secured to the frame about a further pivotal axis. The separating device extends across the opening between the first and second side of the frame when in a first disposition thereof. An actuator co-operates with the separating device for permitting movement of the separating device to a second disposition thereof away from the frame and the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: Knight Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventors: William J. Liimatainen, Daniel R. Brauer
  • Patent number: 5335784
    Abstract: A dump platform materials screener includes a horizontally fixed support frame to which is pivotably coupled a materials staging and screening frame. The materials staging and screening frame includes a materials staging area having a bottom region of non-screened material on which may be dumped materials to be screened. A materials screening area adjacent to the non-screened area is provided which extends from the non-screened materials staging area to a first end of the materials staging and screening frame. The materials screening area includes a bottom region including at least one screen having at least a first plurality of openings of at least a first uniform size, for allowing materials to be screened which are of lesser dimensions than that of the uniform size of the plurality of openings to pass through the plurality of openings when the materials to be screened are moved from the materials staging area to the materials screening area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Assignee: Tyler and Kerouac Manufacturing and Development
    Inventor: Terry Tyler
  • Patent number: 5292006
    Abstract: A screening plant having a feed plate located between a grizzly grate and a conveyor driven by a hydraulic motor. A first source of fluid supplies hydraulic fluid to a first cylinder to open the feed plate and to a second hydraulic cylinder to swing the grizzly grate. A second source of fluid provides hydraulic fluid to the hydraulic motor driving the conveyor and to a sequence valve at a pressure determined by the load on the motor. The sequence valve stops the flow of fluid to the second cylinder stopping the feed plate when the pressure of fluid from the second source of fluid reaches a predetermined value so that the conveyor will not be overloaded. The feed plate has to open at a preset speed and is started and stopped by the discharging conveyor, as the conveyor meets its capacity. When the feed plate reaches full open position, it activates a control that lifts the grizzly grate and dumps off large pieces of material. The grizzly grate is also controlled by the discharge conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Inventor: David M. Girts, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5271168
    Abstract: A padding machine used for overlaying a pipeline disposed within a trench with sifted dirt to eliminate contact by rock or other abrasive material with the pipeline and, thereby, preclude rusting, corrosion or like damage. A trench typically lies along the edge of a right-of-way on which the padding machine travels, i.e. pulling, for example, as from a tractor. Raw filling material is introduced onto a shaker driven and/or vibrating screen through the use of, for example, a common backhoe. Rocks or larger sized particles move, by gravity, onto the right-of-way adjacent the side of the machine opposite to that of the trench, where sifted filler material passes onto and from a moving conveyor which is directed toward the desired covering relationship with the pipeline. A feature of the padding machine is the use of a boom which interconnects the freely vertical movable front end of the padding machine to a towing vehicle and includes an hydraulically operated piston for leveling purposes, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Inventors: Gilbert T. Wilson, Sr., R. David Sheehan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5222605
    Abstract: The size ranges of particles separated on a stack of sieves of different mesh sizes is measured automatically. The stack is clamped together and shaken as a unit to separate the respective fractions, following which the sieves are sequentially separated from the stack and inverted one at a time to dump the fraction retained on each, onto a scale. Each fraction is weighed separately and their relative proportions can be calculated automatically. In a preferred embodiment the sieves are individually cantilevered from a vertical conveyor. The sieves are inverted one by one to dump their contents by advancing them around a horizontal roll at a lower end of the conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Assignee: Rotex, Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn J. Pogue
  • Patent number: 5059310
    Abstract: A vertical set of sieves receives the particulate material from a vibrating trough conveyor above the set and is vibrated by an agitator on the machine frame. The sieves are spread apart and then tilted to dump the collected particles into respective funnels. The set can then be swung back and contracted for the the next stage. The funnels are connected to collectors which are automatically weighted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignees: Rhewum GmbH, Quarzwerke GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Fischer, Horst Peterling, Johannes Kaiser, Klaus Keuser, Wilheim Wust
  • Patent number: 5032254
    Abstract: A litter cleaning apparatus that has a large new litter receptacle, a waste receptacle and a cleaned and reclaimed litter receptacle. Brand new, or recycled, litter is introduced into the new litter receptacle and is opened at the bottom to release litter into a litter pan when necessary or when used litter is seen to be uncleanable. Used, soiled litter is taken from litter boxes and poured over a separator screen. Cleaned litter will fall through while waste can be dumped off the screen into the adjacent waste receptacle. The cleaned litter receptacle can be emptied from the bottom in order to fill litter pans individually or to empty the litter directly into a recycling bucket. The apparatus can be wheeled about from area or area on a large animal raising installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Deboer, Mary Deboer
  • Patent number: 4998625
    Abstract: A riprap separation apparatus and method which riprap apparatus comprises a frame having an open space within the frame, an upper grizzly section composed of a tiltable upper grizzly section having a plurality of fixed, spaced apart bar elements so that riprap material discharged onto the grizzly section is separated into a large size material and a smaller size material which passes through the bar elements and a downwardly angled discharge chute to receive the larger size material and to deposit the large size material to one side of the apparatus. The apparatus includes a support section disposed to be within an earthen sloped access ramp to provide support for the apparatus and with the ramp to provide for the movement of vehicles to discharge riprap material into the grizzly section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Assignee: The Read Corporation
    Inventor: James L. Read
  • Patent number: 4889619
    Abstract: A package for holding frangible particulate material, such as breakfast cereal. The package is designed to separate the crumbs or fines from the larger or unbroken and more palatable particles of cereal and to trap the crumbs so they will not recombine with the more edible portion of the cereal when the container is upended to pour the cereal into a bowl. The package has a partition member insert comprised of an apertured screening section and at least one imperforate ramp section inclined towards the screening section. The screening and ramp sections are supported above the bottom of the container to provide for sifting of the crumbs through the screening section, while the package is in its normal upright position, and to allow the crumbs to gravitate into the trapping space, defined by the imperforate ramp section, the bottom closure and the surrounding walls, when the package is tilted during pouring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Inventor: Bobby R. Lynch
  • Patent number: 4886014
    Abstract: This invention is a simple, easy to use, self-cleaning pet litter box that separates reusable litter material from solid pet droppings. This task is accomplished through the use of swelled-out chutes strategically formed along the litter box walls combined with a trough-shaped, wire mesh separator that is also built into the litter box. A hole is cut in the side wall adjacent to the wire separator with a tubular-shaped protrusion extending from the outside of this hole in the wall. By using a tilting, rotating motion, the used litter is passed through the chutes in the walls and into the wire mesh separator. The solid pet waste is trapped in the separator while the still usable litter is filtered through. With one final tilt, the solid waste is dumped through the hole in the wall, through the tubular protrusion, and into an attached disposable plastic bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Inventor: David G. Sheriff
  • 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: 4682613
    Abstract: A foraminated cylindrical container has a loading port into which loose fill media may be loaded for cleaning. The container is rotated to tumble the media and a pan for containing solvent is located so that the media will be immersed during rotation. A hose supplied by a high pressure pump is used to further clean the media. The container may be raised and tilted to facilitate removal of the media. The solvent may be pumped from the pan to a storage tank. Separate switches are provided for the pumps and the rotation and hoisting mechanism so that the operator can adjust the timing of each portion of the cycle as needed to complete the cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1987
    Assignee: Water Equipment Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony DeLoach
  • Patent number: 4664791
    Abstract: A padding machine is provided for angularly variable attachment to a mobile ground carrier having a hopper into which soil is placed, a vibratory feeder and screen receiving soil from the hopper, a chute receiving screened soil from the vibratory screen and feeder to deliver the same as padding on a pipeline within a ditch and a power source driving the vibratory feeder and screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Inventors: Ray McClain, Robert Ross, Donald R. Beach
  • Patent number: 4584099
    Abstract: A sewage sludge filtering system adapted for use with a polymer mixer for mixing a liquid polymer with sludge to produce an output mixture comprising coagulated sludge particles and water which comprises an elongated mesh hammock, a support arrangement for supporting the hammock in a generally horizontal orientation, and a piping system for communicating the output mixture to the interior of the hammock whereby the coagulated sludge particles are retained in the hammock and gradually dried as water escapes through the mesh of the hammock. An elongated filtrate tray is disposed under the mesh hammock for collecting filtrate and returning it to a sewage treatment facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1986
    Inventor: R. Edward Burton
  • Patent number: 4552653
    Abstract: A rear dump truck for transporting particulate material and simultaneously discharging and sieving the material. The rear dump truck includes a load box divided into a front section and a rear section by a partition dump door. The front section of the box forms a load chamber space for carrying the particulate material and the rear section forms a load chamber space including wire sieves for sieving purposes. To adjust the flow rate of the particulate material passing from the front section into the rear section through below the partition dump door upon the tilting up of the box, a stopper which is tiltable by a hydraulic jack is positioned just before the partition dump door. The particulate material is supplied in a suitable amount at a given time through the adjustment of the tilting of the stopper and passes onto the wire sieves. The material is sieved and the sieved particles are discharged through rear dump doors according to the particle sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1985
    Inventor: Shin Sumino
  • Patent number: 4387518
    Abstract: This invention provides means to screen long, slender objects from a flowing fluid, and more particularly provides means to clear jammed objects therefrom. The screening means comprises a set of opposed, aligned, undulating surfaces, preferably formed as corrugated plates, located within a conduit, that can be moved apart to permit the removal of trapped debris. The plates are so mounted as to be transversely movable relative to the conduit, and are each movable relative to the adjacent plates so as to permit increasing the separation between adjacent plates when the plates are moved to outside of the conduit. The liquid screening means of this invention can usefully be included in a suction type dredging device, between the inlet nozzle and the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1983
    Assignee: Deepsea Ventures, Inc.
    Inventor: John P. Latimer
  • Patent number: 4299692
    Abstract: A vibratory apparatus for use in association with a vacuum casting apparatus wherein the box containing the sand and casting upon completion of the vacuum casting is moved on track means to a vibrating station where it is lifted off the track, tilted, and vibrated to discharge the sand and separate the sand from the casting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1981
    Assignee: General Kinematics Corporation
    Inventor: Albert Musschoot
  • Patent number: 4299695
    Abstract: A grading plant with self-cleaning screen for lump materials, the screen (3) being pivotally mounted to a carriage (2) displaceable on horizontal beams (1). The screen has wheels (5) guided in tracks in the beams. Each track has a horizontal portion (11) and a curved downwards directed portion (12). The screen is in a position for discharging when the wheels (5) are in the lowermost part of the downwards directed portion. The motion of the screen (3) is exerted by a moving device consisting of a wire arrangement (7) for the backwards directed movement and a return spring (20) for the return motion, or a double-acting hydraulic cylinder (18) moving the carriage in both directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1981
    Inventor: Folke Bostrom
  • Patent number: 4251355
    Abstract: Apparatus for separating snakeskins and fines from pellets in a collection of polymeric material wherein a first nozzle impinges the collection of polymeric material in a stream of air on a moving screen having a mesh size such that the screen will allow the air and fines to pass but will retain the pellets and snakeskins, the air stream carrying the fines through the screen into a closed compartment. A second nozzle is positioned to allow air from the closed compartment to move upwardly through the screen at a different location from the first nozzle to lift and remove snakeskins from the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1981
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: Ronald C. Nelson, Robert O. Williams
  • Patent number: 4157956
    Abstract: A screening bucket characterized by a rear portion, and a front portion supported for pivotal displacement toward and away from the rear portion, a pair of hydraulic slave cylinders connected to the front portion for displacing it relative to the rear portion for establishing therebetween a closeable discharge opening, a deployable flexible screen for forming a perforated occlusion for the discharge opening comprising a web formed of a plurality of links defining a myriad of discharge openings through which contents of less than a selected screen size is discharged from the bucket, and a power driven reel for alternately taking-up and paying-out the web as the front portion of the bucket is displaced relative to the rear portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1979
    Inventor: Leo E. Robinson
  • Patent number: 4074867
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for removing form sand from a casting box and for comminuting and sand clods formed by the sand removed from the box, in which the casting box is placed on a grate having two grate portions, preferably tiltable about spaced tilting axes between a first position, in which the grate portions are located in a common substantially horizontal plane for receiving a filled casting box on its upper surface, and a second position in which the two grate portions extend upwardly inclined from a center line of the grate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1978
    Inventor: Hermann Jacob
  • Patent number: 3989435
    Abstract: A method of forming spherically shaped pellets of relatively small diameter is disclosed which comprises the steps of depositing a finely divided congealable material on a surface of a disk shaped body, transporting the body over a closed course which extends in a plane forming an acute angle with the horizontal while rotating the body during the transport in the plane of the course thereby imparting a tumbling motion to the material and resulting in the fabrication of pellets, and collecting pellets of a predetermined range of sizes. A pelletizing apparatus is described which is adapted for forming pellets of relatively small diameter having enhanced surface characteristics and for automatically classifying the pellets by size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1974
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1976
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick M. Allen, Anthony F. Lipani
  • Patent number: RE34289
    Abstract: A padding machine is provided for angularly variable attachment to a mobile ground carrier having a hopper into which soil is placed, a vibratory feeder and screen receiving soil from the hopper, a chute receiving screened soil from the vibratory screen and feeder to deliver the same as padding on a pipeline within a ditch and a power source driving he vibratory feeder and screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1993
    Assignee: Ray McClain, Inc.
    Inventors: Ray McClain, Robert Ross, Donald R. Beach