Axially Aligned, With Axially Rotary And Longitudinally Movement Patents (Class 222/229)
  • Patent number: 10632434
    Abstract: An apparatus for accommodation and dispensing of miscible materials has an accommodation vessel having a lower region in the form of a truncated cone, with a lower discharge opening in the direction of gravity, and ha a mixing mechanism shaft disposed centrally in a mixing space, which shaft has at least one mixing mechanism that revolves in the accommodation vessel. The discharge opening is provided with a displacer apparatus that projects into the interior of the lower region of the accommodation vessel. The lower end of the mixing screw or mixing spiral of the mixing mechanism projects into the approximately V-shaped channel between the lower vessel wall and the displacer apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Herbert Veit
  • Patent number: 10471462
    Abstract: Spackling or caulking devices using cartridges for applying spackling or caulking to one or more surfaces or objects and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ABACOCAY, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Robert Diers
  • Patent number: 10350802
    Abstract: An injection device is equipped with a brake mechanism provided on a rotary shaft of an injection motor extending toward a screw side along an axial direction of the screw and configured to brake rotation of the rotary shaft, an injection motor connecting portion extending in a direction substantially perpendicular to the axial direction, and an injection motor supporting portion connected to the injection motor connecting portion so as to be adjustable in position relative to the injection motor connecting portion, and configured to support the injection motor and the brake mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Yano
  • Patent number: 10154758
    Abstract: A module includes a housing, a sealing feature, a locking feature, and an agitator. The housing has an opening separating inner and outer surfaces and a boss that extends through the housing such that part of the outer surface forms an inner bore of the boss having a terminus pointing toward the opening. The agitator has a base, a shaft, and a mixing element coupled to the base such that the base, in cooperation with the sealing feature, circumferentially seals the opening of the housing to form a cavity defined by the inner surface. The shaft passes through the inner bore. The locking feature when engaged permits independent or simultaneous translational and rotational movement of the shaft while an area between the terminus of the boss and the shaft remains mechanically sealed during the movement against liquid or powder encroachment into a clean area of the inner bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Gudpod Corp.
    Inventors: Gian-Carlo Ochoa, Brendan J. Duffy, Chris Penna, Gary Van Deursen, Ben W. Fagen
  • Patent number: 9883685
    Abstract: Fused deposition model printer system. The system prints cold slurry substances and includes a source of a cold slurry substance with a print platform supported for at least three axes of motion under computer control. An extruder head system including a nozzle extrudes a stream of the cold slurry substance from the source onto the print platform, the extruder head including a heater. A cryogen line is provided having a perforated section for surrounding the continuous stream of the cold slurry substance to spray a cryogen onto the cold slurry substance to cool it upon extrusion. A chilled compartment or freezer is provided in which the print platform, extruder head system, and cryogen line are contained to maintain those components at a selected temperature whereby the cold slurry substance is printed to form a desired three dimensional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Kristine A. Bunker, Jamison Go, Anastasios John Hart, Kyle N. Hounsell, Donghyun Kim
  • Patent number: 9447723
    Abstract: In an internal combustion engine for a motor vehicle having an exhaust gas turbo-charger comprising a compressor arranged in an intake tract of the internal combustion engine and a turbine arranged in an exhaust gas tract of the internal combustion engine, with a turbine wheel disposed the turbine housing, an adjustment device is provided by means of which a spiral inlet cross section of a spiral turbine inlet channel and a nozzle cross section of the spiral inlet channel to the turbine wheel are jointly adjustable by a common adjustment device. The invention further relates to an exhaust gas turbocharger, a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine and a method for operating an internal combustion engine having an exhaust gas turbocharger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: DAIMLER AG
    Inventors: Torsten Hirth, Stephan Kr├Ątschmer, Michael Stiller, Siegfried Sumser
  • Publication number: 20150021362
    Abstract: A head (5) is associated with a device (1) for dispensing measured dosages of a free-flowing material. The head has housing (3) with an interior space (59) with a fill opening (57) and a discharge orifice (62). A shutter bolt (80) is arranged in the housing to open and close the discharge orifice (62) and to loosen and advance the material. The head (5) has a dispensing position, in which the shutter bolt is oriented substantially vertically and a fill position. In the dispensing position, the material is dispensed through the discharge orifice (62). In the fill position, material is filled through the fill opening (57), which is positioned laterally on the housing when the head is in the dispensing position. A rest surface (51) is diametrically opposite the fill opening, so that the head lies on its rest surface in the fill position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Sandra Ehrbar, Michael Meyer
  • Patent number: 8833606
    Abstract: A device for mixing and applying a substance includes a syringe barrel, a plunger, a shaft, a mixing surface, and a locking device. The syringe barrel is preloaded with one or more components of the substance and is enclosed by a seal. The plunger has a plunger body that is displaceable within the syringe barrel, and a dispensing surface. The shaft within the plunger body has a first end and a second end, and is positioned to extend through and from the plunger body. The mixing surface is attached to the first end of the shaft. The locking device enables the mixing surface to alternate between an extended position and a retracted position. In the extended position, the mixing surface projects from the dispensing surface to promote mixing of the substance. In the retracted position, the mixing surface is retracted through the dispensing surface into the plunger body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corporation
    Inventor: Marc Miller Graham
  • Patent number: 8141751
    Abstract: A dosage-dispensing device, for substances in powder- or paste form, includes a supply container and a dosage-dispensing head that is connected or connectable to the supply container. A housing has an outlet orifice of circular cross-section and a delivery- and closure element with a closure portion serving to close off the outlet orifice. The device further has a conveying tool with at least one conveying element that serves to direct the substance to the outlet orifice, wherein the outlet orifice and the delivery- and closure element are arranged on the central lengthwise axis of the dosage-dispensing head. The conveying tool is rotatable about the central lengthwise axis in relation to the housing and the at least one conveying element is designed to move on a circular path about the central lengthwise axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Paul Luechinger, Siegfried Zeiss, Sandra Ehrbar
  • Patent number: 7651007
    Abstract: A method makes use of a minimally-shearing feeder mechanism supplying a desired flow of particulate solids mixture, with minimal to no sifting segregation to a desired location. The feeder methodology maintains a uniform concentration of each size of particle within the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Jenike & Johanson, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Lance Brone, Scott A. Clement, Bruno Caspar Hancock, David Bruce Hedden, Michael A. McCall, James K. Prescott, Thomas G. Troxel
  • Publication number: 20090186115
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plasticizing and injecting device for a plastics injection molding machine comprising a rotationally driven plasticizing screw (8), which is arranged in an axially fixed manner, and an injection plunger (3), which can be moved forward and backwards inside the plasticizing screw (8) by means of a linear drive (1). The injection plunger (3) comprises, at its front end, a non-return valve (2), and an injection cylinder (7) is provided anteriorly of the plasticizing cylinder (9). The invention is characterized in that the non-return valve (2) can, by means of the injection plunger (3) for carrying out an injection processes, be moved forward and backwards inside the injection cylinder (7) between a rear position at the beginning of the injection process and a front position after completion of the injection process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventor: Dudu Cosgun
  • Patent number: 7040561
    Abstract: A spice or peppercorn grinder including a cylinder body; an L-grooved barrel in the cylinder body; a top cap connected to a pressure drum slidably mounted in the L-grooved barrel, a rotatable ?-shaped open-end long tube provided in a lower space of the pressure drum and engaged with a screw-shaped long axis assembly provided rotatably in the L-grooved barrel, so that when the ?-shaped open-end long tube moves downwardly with the pressure drum, the screw-shaped long axis is caused to rotate in a certain direction, the other end of the screw-shaped long axis assembly being provided with a pinion; a compression spring being provided between the seat of the L-grooved barrel and the bottom of the pressure drum; a gear-toothed ring transmission mechanism being provided beneath the L-grooved barrel; a grinding plate assembly being provided on the cylinder bottom and being driven by the gear reduction apparatus to rotate in one direction to grind spices or peppercorns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Inventors: Yan Kwong Wong, Michael Wai Kwok Young, Wei Young
  • Patent number: 6951230
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the denseness of powder conveyed from a hopper through a funnel and into a container includes an auger that is positioned within the funnel that is rotatable and vertically movable. The rotation and vertical movement of the auger serves to continuously vary the length of the auger and as a result maximizes the mass of powder that can fill the container. Alternatively, the auger can include an articulatable section that splays when it is extended beyond a terminal portion of the funnel. Still yet, the device could include a hollow auger shaft with an internal rod that has the ability to extend and retract. The rod includes a strip portion and with the strip portion retracted, the powder discharged is in its densest state. As the strip portion is extended the powder density is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Paul M. Wegman
  • Patent number: 6575930
    Abstract: A system for dispensing a medium includes at least a first container to hold the medium, a pressurizing device, such as a pump, in fluid connection with the container for pressurizing the medium, and an agitation mechanism or device to maintain the components of the medium in a mixed state. The container and the pressurizing device can be separate units, as in the case of an bag or bottle in fluid connection with a peristaltic or other type of pump. The container and the pump can also be combined in a single unit, as in the case of a syringe, wherein the syringe barrel of the syringe acts to contain the medium and the syringe plunger pressurizes the medium within the syringe barrel. A method of injecting a multi-component medium includes the step of agitating the medium (for example, as described above) before or during an injection procedure to maintain the components of the medium in a mixed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Medrad, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick W. Trombley, III, Arthur E. Uber, III, Edward J. Rhinehart, Rosemary Almon-Martin, Alan D. Hirschman
  • Patent number: 6420665
    Abstract: A device for metering dosed quantities of pulverulent products having a tank for storing the pulverulent products and a tubular duct extending to the tank. The tubular duct has a metering component for measuring the pulverulent product in the tank. The tubular duct serves to transport the product to a loading opening in the tank to a discharge opening. The outlet opening is combined with a blocking component that can be positioned on command between a blocking position and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Societe Roxane, S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Solignac
  • Patent number: 6375035
    Abstract: A material feeder having a flexible rotary dispensing member allows precise control over quantity and flow character of material being dispensed. Also, provided are a flexible dispensing member for a rotary material feeder, and a method of adjusting a dispensing amount on a rotary material feeder by adjusting a curvature of the rotating dispensing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Abrasives Technology Company
    Inventor: Robert A. Munroe
  • Patent number: 6273532
    Abstract: A computer enclosure comprises a chassis and a hood attached to the chassis. The chassis has a latch resiliently and pivotably attached thereto. The latch forms a protrusion and an ejector. The hood has a fixing tab defining a fixing hole for engagingly receiving the protrusion of the latch therein thereby fixing the hood to the chassis. The fixing tab forms a bent end for ejection by the ejector of the latch thereby detaching the hood from the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Long Chen, Yu-Tai Liu, Kuang-Yu Chen, Alvin Liu
  • Patent number: 6230941
    Abstract: The invention relates to a paste container with a follower plate tightly sealing the open side of the container. A multiblade mixing propeller is fitted to the follower plate in such a way that it can be rotated, a short distance beneath the follower plate, around an axle (5) which juts through the middle of the plate. The paste container includes a removal device with an external drive mechanism with which paste can be removed from the container through an opening in the follower plate. The agitator blades and the removal device have the same drive mechanism. The paste container is used in particular for receiving thixotropic pastes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Henkel Ecolab GmbH Co. OHG
    Inventor: Guenther Amberg
  • Patent number: 5785210
    Abstract: A dispenser container for a paste is provided. The dispenser container is formed from a cylinder open at one end for holding the paste, a displaceable tightly fitted follower plate means is arranged at the open end of the cylinder and a dispenser for transporting the paste from the container is arranged to cooperate with the follower plate. A motor and transmission are mounted near the center of the follower plate and has a shaft which extends through the follower plate and has mounted thereon a multiple blade stirrer. The stirrer rotates in the paste below the follower plate. The dispenser removes the paste from the container at a position away from the center of the follower plate in an area below which the multiple blade stirrer rotates. The multiple blade stirrer by rotating in the paste lowers the viscosity and permits the paste to be more easily transported from the container by the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Henkel-Ecolab GmbH & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Guenther Amberg, Edgar Koeppelmann, Walter Eichner
  • Patent number: 5208050
    Abstract: A frozen yoghurt or ice cream dispensing system is presented. This system costs a small fraction that of the state of the art dispensing system, yet it is more versatile and puts out a better product, than the state of the art systems. A pre-formed "hard" frozen single serving of the base confection and fresh flavoring additives are loaded into an extrusion cup. At the actuation of a hand crank, or a power drive switch, a rotating cutter/sweeper on a retractable shaft, penetrates the confection charge and chops, softens, and mixes it. After this cutter engages the bottom of said cup, a piston traverses the loading cup bore, and the charge is extruded through a multi-aperture orifice, at the bottom of the extrusion cup. Shearing and additional mixing occurs, during the interaction of the rotating cutter and the multi-aperture orifice. An automatic rinse cycle is also built into the device, to eliminate flavor mixing between various batches of confections, and to save labor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Inventor: Robert J. Ney
  • Patent number: 4701101
    Abstract: A modular multi-tube catalyst loading funnel comprises a series of funnel modules, each equipped with a rotatable stirring rod, an opening at the bottom, and a variable-speed drive. With the apparatus, it is possible to control the drop rate of catalyst pellets in each of the funnels, by adjusting the speed of rotation of the metering rods. If more control is required, the metering rods may be raised or lowered in each funnel module to increase or decrease the speed of catalyst drop. Additionally, it is possible to utilize metering rods with various end configurations to alter the speed of the catalyst drop in the multitube catalytic reactors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1987
    Assignee: Catalyst Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul C. Sapoff
  • Patent number: 4669275
    Abstract: A handy soft ice cream maker suitable for home use. The soft ice cream maker has a housing which has a churning chamber in the center thereof and a coolant storage chamber which is hermetically sealed and filled with a coolant in the outer circumferential part thereof, a stand with holders for holding the housing in an inclined state, a churning and pressing-out mechanism removably inserted into said churning chamber from the top opening of said housing and a soft ice cream discharging exit, capable of being opened and closed, which is located at the bottom of said housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1987
    Assignee: Toki Hanbai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kikuo Ohgushi, You Yoshikawa, Isao Ohnishi, Haruo Matsuura
  • Patent number: 4620795
    Abstract: A flexible whip or a system of whips with novel attachments is suspended in a hopper and is caused to impact against fibrous and irregularly shaped particulates in the hopper to fluidize the particulates and facilitate the flow of the particulates through the hopper. The invention provides for the flow of particulates at a substantially constant mass flow rate and uses a minimum of energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1986
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy
    Inventors: James P. Diebold, John W. Scahill
  • Patent number: 4186852
    Abstract: An apparatus for the extrusion of thermofusible materials which are applied while being heated comprises a prefusion and feeding chamber, a heating element for the prefusion and feeding chamber, a shaft capable of rotation at the base of the chamber, the shaft while in rotation mixing the thermofusible material and an extruder comprising an extrusion screw axially connected to said shaft. The extrusion screw is located in a cylindrical tubular structure which is provided with an exit for the thermofusible material. Preferably the shaft is located at a predetermined distance from the bottom wall of the prefusion chamber whereby a passageway is formed between the bottom wall and the shaft, the chamber and the shaft being so dimensioned that the shaft during rotation forces the entire mass of thermofusible material through the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1980
    Assignee: Viscodynamics Corporation
    Inventor: Luigi F. Braga
  • Patent number: 4146334
    Abstract: The pneumatically operated apparatus includes a transparent, calibrated paint container to facilitate measuring of the required proportions of color and solvents. A vertically displaceable and rotatable member extends through and seals an opening in the bottom of the container. The member has a hollow body forming a paint passage. An agitator is sealingly mounted on the end thereof extending through the opening and into the container, the other end being opened. An aperture is provided in the wall of the member spaced a short distance from the agitator. A friction surface is provided for connecting a pneumatically operated drive to the member to rotate same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1979
    Inventor: Richard Farrell