Combined With Non-comminuting Means Patents (Class 241/101.2)
  • Patent number: 10316846
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for a cutter/grinder system that can be engaged with a pump. The cutter/grinder system can comprise an axial cutting operation and a radial cutting operation, comprising a rotary cutter that has both radial and axial cutting edges. The rotating cutter can be operably engaged with a stationary cutter apparatus, non-movably engaged with a pump, where the stationary cutter apparatus comprises both an axial cutting operation and a radial cutting operation, comprising both radial and axial cutting edges. The system can facilitate reduction of a size of solids that may be entrained in a target fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Eco-Flo Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Davis
  • Patent number: 10306834
    Abstract: An agricultural harvester includes a chassis, with a separating system and a residue handling system each carried by the chassis. The separating system receives a flow of crop material producing a chaff flow and a residue flow. The residue handling system receives the chaff flow and the residue flow from the separating system, and the residue handling system includes a residue chopper operationally positioned immediately above a residue spreader. The residue spreader is oriented to receive the chaff flow and the residue flow chopped by the residue chopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Stefaan Ballegeer, Frank R. G. Duquesne, Nathan E. Isaac, Joachim Meurisse, Mark D. Dilts, Frederik Baes
  • Patent number: 10161043
    Abstract: A process for providing a substrate having a metal, glass or ceramic surface with a vitreous layer comprising an interference pigment. The process comprises comminuting an interference pigment having at least one dielectric interference layer by a wet grinding process; dispersing the comminuted interference pigment into a silicate-containing suspension to obtain a coating composition; applying the coating composition to the surface by a wet coating process; and densifying the coating composition at a temperature of not more than 650° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: EPG (Engineered nanoProducts Germany) AG
    Inventors: Martin Mennig, Helmut Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10087021
    Abstract: One aspect of this disclosure provides a tote that has first and second sidewalls that define the tote's length and height and are laterally offset by the tote's width. Third and fourth substantially planar sidewalls are coupled to the first and second sidewalls to form a frame. A plurality of parallel belt guides are located within an interior space of the tote and is coupled to the frame. A belt that has at least half the tote's width is supported by the plurality of the belt guides and defines at least a portion of a ceiling of the tote. The belt is movable about the interior space of the tote, such that the aperture can be positioned within the tote in one of a plurality of positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Cornerstone Automation Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Doke
  • Patent number: 10010890
    Abstract: The invention provides a system and method for processing at least one document thereby rendering the document illegible; and recording an information summary associated with the document and the processing of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ORGANIC WASTE MANAGEMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Robert F. Heffernan, Jr., Robert F. Heffernan, III
  • Patent number: 9943099
    Abstract: An electrically powered juicer has a treatment module arranged to subject the expressed juice to a pasteurization or UHT process in order to prevent the rapid deterioration in quality of the expressed juice that otherwise occurs. The lifetime of the juice expressed by the juicer is considerably extended, allowing juice to be prepared in larger volumes than previously and thus negating the requirement for juicing on demand. The treatment module includes serially arranged heating means and cooling means, operative while the expressed juice is traversing a meandering pathway, and a thermostatically controlled element sited and configured to ensure that the heating operation is automatically repeated in the event that juice exiting the heating operation has not reached a predetermined temperature required for the pasteurization or UHT process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: KENWOOD LIMITED
    Inventor: Robert Fields
  • Patent number: 9936835
    Abstract: A coffee maker and a method of brewing coffee are disclosed. The coffee maker includes a first roaster fitted, a second roaster fitted, and a funnel detachably attached to the first roaster providing a passage for a first amount and a second amount of coffee beans. Further, a grinder including a discharge door and a blade is detachably attached to a bottom of the funnel, a brewing container detachably attached to the bottom of the grinder. A color panel is included with a plurality of buttons, each of the plurality of the buttons corresponds to a color of a coffee desired after brewing, and a coffee-color controller configured to control the first temperature and the second temperature of the first roaster and the second roaster, respectively, based on the color of the coffee selected from the color panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Abdullah Ghali Alshammary
  • Patent number: 9854820
    Abstract: A machine for making a liquid or semi-liquid product of the frozen type which includes a container for processing the liquid or semi-liquid product, provided with a loading opening; a stirrer positioned inside said container; a refrigeration system, provided with a heat carrying fluid, and comprising a heat exchanger, associated with said container; said container, stirrer and heat exchanger forming a batch freezing unit, a supplying unit for supplying a basic liquid product, associated with said container for releasing a basic liquid product designed to be mixed with a basic powder; closing means for the supplying unit, operatively acting on the supplying unit and capable of being activated and deactivated to allow supplying of the basic liquid product; a control unit, designed to control the refrigeration system, said stirrer and the closing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: ALI S.p.A. CARPIGIANI GROUP
    Inventors: Andrea Cocchi, Roberto Lazzarini
  • Patent number: 9854817
    Abstract: A meat processing device comprises a meat processing unit and an external X-ray meat analyzer provided with a housing formed with an inlet connectable with an outlet of the processing unit. The housing provides complete shielding of personnel from X-rays except towards the inlet and is movable relative to the processing unit to a first position for analysis at which the unit outlet is collocated with the inlet and at which the processing unit completes the shielding of personnel from X-rays towards the inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Foss Analytical A/S
    Inventors: Maja Kirstine Elsoee, Hans Larsen, Stefan Linn, Allan Kjaergaard Jensen
  • Patent number: 9849578
    Abstract: Apparatus for high voltage power line maintenance and repair. In some embodiments, a power tool has a housing which encloses an electrical load and a control electronics circuit using a first shield as a layer of conductive material which is open at a battery pack receiving slot of the housing configured to receive a removable battery pack. A removable boot surrounds the removeable battery pack and has a second shield as a layer of conductive material which combines with the first shield to form a combined shield that nominally encloses the power tool and the boot. An insulative hot stick supports the power tool at a distal end and a user interface at a proximal end. The user interface includes a communication circuit that communicates with the control electronics circuit via a non-conductive communication link that extends along the hot stick to selectively activate the electrical load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: M. W. Bevins, Co.
    Inventors: Richard C. Bevins, Jr., Denver K. Kimberlin, Martin C. Admire
  • Patent number: 9782053
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an apparatus for rinsing and disinfecting utensils, on demand, with a controller operating the components that deliver a pre-determined volume or timed flow of water, and exposure time of sanitizer(s) to the intended objects. The spray embodiment has high performance conical spray nozzle(s) controlled by a controller that reduces water usage and that may vary depending on the viscosity of the material to be eliminated. The recirculating embodiment has a recirculating water system, with a controller operating the components that recirculate water throughout the system until the turbidity exceeds a chosen threshold, and displace with fresh water until the turbidity returns to a lower threshold. The water resumes recirculation until it again exceeds the chose turbidity threshold and the water in the system is again displaced by fresh water. Both spray and recirculating embodiments can contain multiple rinse stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Christopher J. Gilreath
  • Patent number: 9782792
    Abstract: An apparatus including an air blower; a rotary airlock; a receptacle having an inner chamber supplied with a plurality of colorant particles; a water supply; and a mixing chamber. The air blower blows air into a bottom section of the rotary airlock, and the rotary airlock receives colorant particles from an output of the receptacle. A rotor shaft of the rotary airlock rotates to cause colorant particles to be transported to the bottom section of the rotary airlock. Air blown into the bottom section of the rotary airlock mixes with colorant particles transported into the bottom section of the rotary airlock to form an air and colorant particles mixture, which is blown out of a first output of the rotary airlock and combined with water to form a water, air, and colorant particles mixture, which is mixed with material in a mixing chamber. The material may be natural mulch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Mark N. Halper
  • Patent number: 9616428
    Abstract: The invention refers to a comminution device, such as for example a shredder (II) or the like for in particular large-size materials, with a main drive (I) generating a rotational movement for a shredder shaft (2), wherein the rotational speed of the shredder shaft (2) can be changed continuously by means of a gear interposed between main drive (I) and shredder (II), wherein as gear a planetary gear, in particular a planetary superposition gear (1), preferably a hydrostatic superposition gear is provided. The invention is characterized in that the hydraulic engine (4) as additional drive aggregate can be impinged in two different rotational directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: DOPPSTADT FAMILIENHOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Johann Doppstadt, Horst Berger
  • Patent number: 9578991
    Abstract: An open hole food grater is provided. A hole is etched into the blade such that a cutting angle is formed with the plane of the cutting surface and the point at which the same meets the hole. This design of the open hole food grater not only increases the efficiency of food grating by allowing the use of the same in two cutting directions, it also eliminates all protrusions from the plane of the cutting surface. This substantially reduces any chance of a user being cut by coming into contact with the plan of the food cutting surface of the grater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: LIFETIME BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Dwayne Smith, Benjamin Stanley Willis
  • Patent number: 9568233
    Abstract: A shave ice device having a first compartment, a second compartment below the first compartment, a gripping mechanism for gripping a block of ice, a rotating mechanism for rotating the gripping mechanism, a shaving plate separating the first compartment from the second compartment, and a cooling mechanism in communication with the first compartment. The cooling mechanism maintains the temperature of the first compartment at about 0 degrees Celsius or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: FROSTALICIOUS, LLC
    Inventors: Ellen Li Liao, Yu Li Liao, Hao-Wen Liu
  • Patent number: 9527223
    Abstract: A system for processing a supply of post-consumer scrap linear low density or low density polyethylene film into near-virgin quality blown film product. The system includes tearing the supply of film in a shredder, wherein the surface area of the film is exposed, including delaminating the film. The torn supply of film is washed in a hot water bath including a surfactant. The film is agitated in the bath containing the surfactant wherein contaminants on the film are removed from the film. The washed film is ground into smaller pieces and additional washing of the ground film in a rotating friction washer occurs wherein additional contaminants are removed from the film. The ground film is then dried in a dryer and compacted in a compactor without addition of water into granulated objects of near-virgin quality blown film product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Wisconsin Film & Bag, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Francis Kulesa, James J. Feeney, Richard Wayne Carlstedt, Daniel William Blake, Buckell Gary Hacker
  • Patent number: 9516975
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a condiment mill capable of separately accommodating and grinding two condiments depending on the axial position of the means for driving the grinding mechanisms of the two condiments and independent of the direction of the rotation of the cover part. The condiment mill of the present invention also comprises an indicator mechanism to clearly indicate which one of the condiments is being ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: KING'S FLAIR DEVELOPMENT LTD.
    Inventor: Siu Wah Wong
  • Patent number: 9484779
    Abstract: An apparatus and corresponding method for maintaining an air gap between a stator and rotor in an electro-mechanical energy converter is provided. The apparatus includes a structural sleeve and a plurality of stator sections attached to an inner surface of the structural sleeve. A hub is enclosed by the structural sleeve and is concentric with the structural sleeve. A plurality of rotor sections is flexibly coupled to the hub and is enclosed by the structural sleeve. A rail system is positioned within the structural sleeve and is concentric with the structural sleeve. The rail system guides the rotor sections in a substantially circular path and defines an air gap between the plurality of stator sections and plurality of rotor sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Columbia Power Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Edward Rhinefrank, Joseph Prudell, Alphonse Schacher, Erik Hammagren
  • Patent number: 9482457
    Abstract: An ice shaving machine includes a base, a main body mounted on the base and having a platform provided with a shaving blade, a limit module mounted on the platform, and a rotation disk mounted in the main body. The limit module has an inner periphery provided with a receiving space. Thus, the ice block is limited by the limit module so that the ice block will not produce vibration during rotation to keep the stability and safety of the ice shaving machine during operation. In addition, the limit module has a central point the same as that of the platform so that when the ice block is received in the receiving space of the limit module and is shaved by the shaving blade, the force from the ice block is distributed evenly and smoothly on the shaving blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignees: Global Bear Corp.
    Inventor: Kun-Wei Sung
  • Patent number: 9474419
    Abstract: A blender tool for manipulating material in a blender container is disclosed. The blender tool has a substantially flat end for tamping down blended material in a blender container. The blender tool further includes a collar for limiting the insertion depth of the tool. Additionally, the blender tool may include a cavity for collecting and/or measuring material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Nate Schneider
  • Patent number: 9321546
    Abstract: A single-use filtering capsule for producing an alimentary infusion includes a casing inside which is positioned a filtering sachet containing an aromatic essence. The sachet is perimetrally fixed to the casing to separate two base extremities of the casing. A first perforable closure element allows the access of water to the aromatic essence. The first closure element is attached in closure of a first base extremity of the casing to which the sachet directs the inner side, a second closure element of a second base extremity of the casing to which the sachet directs the outer side. The capsule also includes dissociable member between the second closure element and the second base extremity of the casing, and gripping member for the second closure element for its dissociation from the second base extremity of the casing before the positioning of the capsule in an infusion apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: AZIONARIA CONSTRUZIONI MACCHINE AUTOMATICHE A.C.M.A. S.P.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Scrivani
  • Patent number: 9113745
    Abstract: An infusion device including an infusion chamber formed by portions movable with respect to each other along an opening and closing direction; a first duct for feeding an infusion liquid in the infusion chamber; a second duct for dispensing a food product from the infusion chamber; a pair of oscillating arms movable with respect to at least one of the portions forming the infusion chamber, along the opening and closing direction, and provided with retaining members for retaining a capsule in a space between the first and the second portion of the infusion chamber and for inserting said capsule inside the infusion chamber; divaricating members for causing the reciprocal divarication of the two arms and of the respective retaining members and the release of the capsule inside the infusion chamber; in one of the portions of the infusion chamber, an ejector for ejecting the capsule from the infusion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Andrea Castellani
  • Patent number: 9078543
    Abstract: Provided is a disposable grinder mounted on or demounted from a mixer. The disposable grinder includes a cover that opens or closes an opening of a container, a rotation shaft that is rotatably installed on a central portion of the cover, is mounted on the mixer, and is supplied with a rotational force of the mixer, a grinding part that is coupled to the rotation shaft so as to be housed inside the container and has a plurality of grinding blades receiving a rotational force of the rotation shaft to grind contents contained in the container, and a plurality of ribs that protrude radially from the central portion of the cover and from an inner surface of the cover, and collide with the contents ground by the grinding part to re-grind the ground contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: Kil Young Oh
  • Patent number: 9027862
    Abstract: The invention relates to a paper processing product and, in particular, to a shredder that crinkles paper stripes. The shredder has a shaft set driven by a motor. The shaft set includes at least two shafts rotating in opposite directions. Cutting blade sets are mounted on the shafts. Paper enters the entry of a paper passage formed by the shafts, and gets shredded into chips by the cutting blades. Since the exit of the paper passage is provided with a movable stopper, paper stripes are pushed by the rotating cutting blades to pass the stopper and become crinkled. The stopper is triggered to open by a certain force, letting the paper stripes fall. In addition to the functions of a usual shredder, the paper stripes thus made can be recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Enable International Limited
    Inventor: Simon Huang
  • Patent number: 9011955
    Abstract: A system for preparing a coffee beverage, provided with a coffee making apparatus comprising a grinder for grinding coffee beans to obtain ground coffee, a coffee beverage preparation device arranged for, with supply of water to the ground coffee, preparing the coffee beverage, and a coffee outlet for dispensing the coffee beverage, a separate coffee bean package with an inner space which at least before use is filled with the coffee beans, wherein the coffee bean package before use is closed off in itself such that the exposure of the coffee beans to ambient air is prevented, a coffee bean inlet for supply of coffee beans from the coffee bean package to the grinder, and a connecting device for connecting the coffee bean package to the coffee making apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff, Gustaaf Frans Brouwer, Philippe Jacques van Camp, Ivo van Os
  • Patent number: 8960579
    Abstract: Food processing utensil comprising: paddles, central utensil comprising: shaft coupleable to food processor motor, and connected to base coupleable to food processor bowl, and cutting blades, the paddles coupled to the central utensil and the blades configured to allow uniform cutting of food, providing paddles are not on blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: David Menashes
  • Publication number: 20150033529
    Abstract: A device and method for maintenance of a grinding mill. The device includes a movable maintenance tool for maintenance inside said grinding mill, and at least one attachment element adapted to be connected to a fixed point (P) in relation to said grinding mill for attaching said device to said fixed point (P).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Metso Minerals Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Charles Allen
  • Patent number: 8931722
    Abstract: This grinder is provided with a drive device for a crown gear which comprises a reduction transmission which is provided: with a drive shaft adapted so as to be connected to a motor, with at least one output pinion, said or each output pinion being adapted so as to mesh with the crown gear and to be driven by the drive shaft, and with a casing. The reduction transmission comprises at least two output pinions. Application to devices for driving horizontal grinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Compagnie Engrenages et Reducteurs—Messian—Durand
    Inventor: Fabrice Lessard
  • Patent number: 8919682
    Abstract: Disclosed is a kitchen waste disposal system which includes a residue feeding mechanism, a mechanical gear grinding mechanism and a paddle-type stirring mechanism. The residue feeding mechanism receives kitchen waste and leads the kitchen waste into a mechanical gear grinding zone in the disposal system. The mechanical gear grinding mechanism is provided with a double-shaft bi-directional gear grinding component. Two gear shafts are arranged in parallel and rotate in opposite directions. Each gear shaft is provided with first buckle gears and second buckle gears, and the first buckle gears and the second buckle gears are combined to crush the kitchen waste from the residue feeding mechanism. The paddle-type stirring mechanism comprises a W-shaped treatment groove and a paddle component in the middle of the treatment groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Manbiu Lee
  • Patent number: 8905343
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to brush cutters and baling machines and methods of operation therefor, and more specifically, to an apparatus and a method for brush cutting and baling wood chips formed during land clearing activities. The apparatus includes a vehicle having front and rear ends. A brush cutter is carried at the front end of the vehicle. The brush cutter has a housing and a brush cutting head mounted for rotation within the housing. The brush cutting head has a support body and a plurality of cutting teeth mounted thereon. The cutting teeth are capable of reducing brush to wood chips and cutting debris when the brush cutting head is actuated. The brush cutting head is operable to take up at least some of the wood chips and cutting debris into the brush cutter housing while the cutting teeth are reducing brush to wood chips and cutting debris. The apparatus is further provided with a bale forming apparatus coupled for towage to the rear end of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: GYRO-TRAC Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Gaudreault, Etienne Labbe
  • Patent number: 8882011
    Abstract: A shredder for shredding substrates has a shredder mechanism, a motor, and a pair of cooperating shredding structures each having a set of spaced apart cutter elements interleaving with one another such that substrates are fed between the interleaved sets of cutter elements. At least one of the cooperating shredding structures includes a rotatably mounted shaft rotatable by the motor with its cutter elements mounted in spaced apart relation with spaces therebetween. The shaft has a tubular body with an inner surface defining a hollow interior, an outer surface, and a plurality of openings formed through the tubular body open to the inner and outer surfaces. The openings are open to the spaces between the cutter elements on the shafts. A supply of lubricant communicates with the plurality of openings of the shaft to deliver the lubricant from the interior of the shaft to the cutter elements through the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fellowes, Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitry Romanovich, Vadim Romanovich
  • Publication number: 20140312151
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for processing plastics, having a mixing implement rotatable around an axis of rotation, wherein, in a side wall, an aperture is formed, through which the plastics material is removed, a conveyor being provided, with a screw rotating in a housing wherein the imaginary continuation of the longitudinal axis of the conveyor in a direction opposite to the direction of conveying passes the axis of rotation, and on the outflow side, an offset distance between the longitudinal axis and the radial that is parallel to the longitudinal axis, and the diameter D of the container has the following relationship to the diameter d of the screw: D=10·3?{square root over (K·d2)}, where D is the internal diameter in mm of the container d is the diameter in mm of the screw and K is a constant which is in the range from 60 to 180.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Klaus Feichtinger, Manfred Hackl
  • Publication number: 20140299700
    Abstract: Disclosed in an apparatus for the processing of plastics, with a container with a rotatable mixing implement, wherein a conveyor being provided, with a screw rotating in a housing, wherein the imaginary continuation of the longitudinal axis of the conveyor in a direction opposite to the direction of conveying passes the axis of rotation, there being, on the outflow side, an offset distance between the longitudinal axis and the radius that is parallel to the longitudinal axis, and wherein the smallest possible distance (ms) between the implement and screw is described by the following relationship: ms?k*d+K, where d is the diameter of the screw in mm, K is a factor in the range from 20 to 100, more particularly 20 to 80, k is a factor in the range from 0.03 to 0.4, more particularly 0.04 to 0.25.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Klaus Feichtinger, Manfred Hackl
  • Publication number: 20140291427
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for the pretreatment and subsequent conveying or plastification of plastics, with a container with a mixing and/or comminution implement that is rotatable around an axis of rotation, wherein, in a side wall, an aperture is formed, through which the plastics material can be removed, a conveyor being provided, with a screw rotating in a housing. The invention is characterized in that the imaginary continuation of the longitudinal axis of the conveyor in a direction opposite to the direction of conveying passes the axis of rotation, there being, on the outflow side, an offset distance between the longitudinal axis and the radius that is parallel to the longitudinal axis, that the L/D ratio of the screw is ?7, and that the compressing format of the screw begins only from a distance (A) of more than 1.5 times the diameter (d) of the screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Enema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Gesellschaft M.B.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Feichtinger, Manfred Hackl
  • Patent number: 8833682
    Abstract: A water-powered fish carcass disposal system that floats in a body of water, grinds fish carcasses into pieces having a desired size, and returns the pieces of the ground fish carcasses into the body of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: University of Alaska Anchorage
    Inventor: Alexandra Elizabeth West
  • Patent number: 8789783
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a shredder with a shredder housing and a shredder mechanism received in the housing, the shredder mechanism enabling the at least one article to be shredded to be fed into cutter elements and a motor being operable to drive the cutter elements in a shredding direction. The shredder also includes at least one shock absorbing element configured to connect the shredder mechanism and shredder housing. The shock absorbing element has a first leg connected to the shredder mechanism, a second leg connected to the shredder housing, and a resilient section interconnecting the first and second legs in a spaced apart relation, so that the shock absorbing element may at least reduce vibrations transmitted from the shredder mechanism to the shredder housing during operation of the shredder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Fellowes, Inc.
    Inventors: Qing Kui Xu, Jason Jia
  • Patent number: 8783594
    Abstract: A roller mill includes a rotatable grinding table, at least one grinding roller that is retained rotatably on a pivot lever and is in rolling engagement with the grinding table, with the pivot lever being arranged for pivoting about a pivot lever axis, and a drive train associated with the grinding roller in order to drive the grinding roller with a fixed motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Guido Scholz
  • Patent number: 8757528
    Abstract: A device for removing slag from a coal gasification or synthesis gas production process and a slag water bath is enclosed by the reaction vessel The slag is discharged by means of a lock-type transfer vessel arranged located downstream of the slag bath. A vessel includes an upper and a lower cylindrical section, the upper cylindrical section having a diameter larger than that of the lower cylindrical section and both sections are connected by a tapered section which preferably is conical in shape, the angle of the cone being similar to that of the angle of repose of the slag. A process for removing slag from a coal gasification reactor the process including a discharge of slag from the coal gasification reactor to a transfer vessel which precludes formation of slag incrustations in the transfer vessel is also defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: UHDE GmbH
    Inventor: Christoph Hanrott
  • Publication number: 20140138464
    Abstract: A safety device for a waste processing system having a powered cutting system comprising a rotor rotatably mounted within a housing is disclosed wherein the improvement relates to a safety device which comprises a first safety device disposed within the housing, spaced from the rotor and thereby defining a first gap therebetween through which a cable that has been captured by the rotor assembly is automatically cleaved when disposed between the first safety device and the rotor assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas E. Casper
  • Patent number: 8702022
    Abstract: A roller mill includes a mill housing which defines a grinding chamber, a grinding table which can rotate in the grinding chamber and at least one rotatable grinding roller which is in rolling engagement with the grinding table. A drive which is associated with the grinding roller and which has at least one gearing mechanism is further provided, at least a portion of the gearing mechanism being arranged in the grinding chamber in the region of the grinding roller and being in the form of an epicyclic gear system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventors: Guido Scholz, Pedro Guerrero Palma, Heiko Fornefeld, Ludwig Könning
  • Patent number: 8696770
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for recycling coal ash comprising an unburned coal ash recovery unit and a lightweight aggregate manufacturing unit and is provided in an existing thermoelectric power plant and in which coal ash generated in the thermoelectric power plant is completely recycled for specific purposes using the coal ash recycling apparatus. According to the invention, the surrounding environment can be prevented from being contaminated during the transportation of waste to a recycling factory and transportation expenses can be reduced. Moreover, coal ash is completely recycled for specific uses, such that unburned carbon contained in the coal ash can be used. Also, coal ash can be recycled even as concrete admixtures having strict standards. In addition, the present invention can prevent environmental contamination caused by the landfilling of waste and recycle waste, thereby reducing the loss of land and the waste of resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Ceragreen Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young Ho Jeong
  • Publication number: 20140096705
    Abstract: A process for treating fly ash to activate the fly ash so that it may be used as a substitute for Portland cement, with the process including the use of a specialized rotary mill having variably sized and shaped media to increase the surface area of one fly ash component by grinding, avoiding milling a second fly ash component, while roughing up the surface of the second component to increase its surface area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Clinton Wesley Pike, SR.
  • Patent number: 8690090
    Abstract: A system for processing a supply of post consumer scrap linear low density or low density polyethylene film into near-virgin quality blown film product. The system includes tearing the supply of film in a shredder, wherein the surface area of the film is exposed, including delaminating the film. The torn supply of film is washed in a water bath including a surfactant. The film is agitated in the bath containing the surfactant wherein contaminants on the film are removed from the film. The washed film is ground into smaller pieces and additional washing of the ground film in a rotating friction washer occurs wherein additional contaminants are removed from the film. The ground film is then dried in a dryer and compacted in a compactor without addition of water into granulated objects of near-virgin quality blown film product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Wisconsin Film & Bag, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Francis Kulesa, James J. Feeney, Richard Wayne Carlstedt, Daniel William Blake, Buckell Gary Hacker
  • Patent number: 8690091
    Abstract: A roller mill includes a rotatable grinding table, at least one grinding roller retained rotatably on a pivot lever and in rolling engagement with the grinding table, the pivot lever being pivotable about a pivot lever axis, and at least one drive train connected to the grinding roller and having a fixed motor and a fixed gearing mechanism. The drive train further has a gearing mechanism which pivots with the pivot lever and/or the grinding roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventors: Guido Scholz, Pedro Guerrero Palma, Heiko Fornefeld, Ludwig Könning, Franz-Josef Zurhove, Helmut Krumme
  • Patent number: 8678307
    Abstract: A heavy-duty drive arrangement for a mill having a grinding bowl ratable about a vertical axis comprises a housing, an electric motor, and a gearing arrangement disposed in the housing and supported on the housing. The grinding bowl can be driven by means of the electric motor via the gearing arrangement. The electric motor is disposed below the gearing arrangement. The electric motor is integrated in the housing. Advantageously, the electric motor is supported on the housing particularly on a bottom element of the housing. The rotor can be connected directly, or via a coupling integrated in the rotor, to a gear of the gearing arrangement. The mill may be, for example, a roller bowl mill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: FLSmidth A/S
    Inventor: Stefan Rittler
  • Publication number: 20140060347
    Abstract: Universal Recycling Disposal Machine designed to recycle and dispose almost all daily Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW) that generated by homes, offices and public places which refer to trash/rubbish. Machine will maximize the delivery (Direct Delivery) of the clean materials (Recycled Materials) to re-production plants and minimize or eliminate the volume/weight of MSW which should be delivered to landfill. The main concept was to design a machine that can be fixed within every kitchen cabinet or kitchen area and to be used as a home appliance (Dimensions of machine are match with standard kitchen cabinet). Machine designed in a way to minimize the sound & dust pollution during recycling and disposal processes. All items after recycling will be washed and rinsed before storing in plastic bins. During disposal process, big particles of disposed items will be filtered to avoid drainage blockage and all FOG will be removed from water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Javad Sahebkar Yazdi
  • Publication number: 20140054899
    Abstract: The invention is a method and a centrifuge for neutralizing hysteresis forces that hold magnetic particles of a magnetic fluid together in the form of bullets in a closed-circuit energy converter for converting thermal energy into alternating current electrical energy and for preventing damage to components or operation of the energy converter caused by the bullets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Green Gold 2007 Ltd
    Inventor: Haim Morgenstein
  • Patent number: 8657217
    Abstract: Equipment for producing granules from a ligneous material includes a unit (LPGcont) for the continuous production of agglomerated plant particles, a unit (GAC) for the production of hot air from plants, the hot air being used for the production of the agglomerated particles, and also at least one mobile load-bearing structure to which the two production units are attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Alain Lejosne
  • Patent number: RE45290
    Abstract: Clean glass particles are produced from post-consumer mixed glass and like waste streams by a series of pulverizing, size- and material-based separation, ozonation, drying, sizing, and paper fluff removal steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Glass Processing Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Cynthia Andela
  • Patent number: RE46794
    Abstract: A refrigerator and a device for ice discharging are disclosed. The device for ice discharging includes a case having an ice introduction opening and an ice discharge opening (312); a rotation member (320) rotatable in the case to transfer ice that is held in a predetermined amount to be discharged; and a discharge adjustment part (340) spaced apart a predetermined space from the rotation member (320) to adjust the number of the ices transferred by the rotation member, such that a fixed amount of the ice is substantially discharged. The refrigerator includes the device for ice discharging therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Nam Gi Lee, Seong Jae Kim, Chang Ho Seo