With Means To Indicate Condition Of Apparatus, Work Or Product Patents (Class 241/101.3)
  • Patent number: 10791875
    Abstract: A coffee bean grinding system for coffee machine comprising a coffee bean grinding box, a lower grinding blade assembly disposed within the coffee bean grinding box and a gear box, wherein the coffee bean grinding box further comprises a bottom wall, the lower grinding blade assembly further comprises a transmission joint disposed on the bottom wall, and the gear box further comprises an output shaft that is drivingly connected to the transmission joint; the transmission joint is movably connected to the output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG XINBAO ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiangang Guo, Lingdan Wen
  • Patent number: 10786118
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a food processor which includes a main engine, a stirring cup, and a cup cover assembly. A main control board is defined in the main engine and the stirring cup is mounted on the main engine. The cup cover assembly covers the stirring cup and the bottom of the stirring cup defines a heating device which electrically is connected to the main control board. The cup cover assembly includes an upper cover and an inner surface of the upper cover defines an anti-overflow detecting element, and the anti-overflow detecting element electrically is connected to the main control board. When a part of foam contacts the anti-overflow detecting element, the main control board controls the heating device to stop heating and no foam is generated, therefore preventing the foam liquid from overflowing the stirring cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: GUANGDONG MIDEA CONSUMER ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xianghe Zeng, Jianfei Xu, Weijie Chen, Yan She, Yan Tang
  • Patent number: 10674675
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for processing blocks or bales of feed includes a movable mixing bin and a store room with a fixed floor for one or more rows of the blocks or bales of feed. A separator is configured to feed the full length of a cutting face which extends downwards from the top of the block or the bale. A conveyor is configured to move the separator in the direction of the cutting face. A discharger moves separated feed to the mixing bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Trioliet Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Cornelis Hendricus Liet
  • Patent number: 10500590
    Abstract: A gyratory crusher topshell and topshell assembly including an outer crushing shell and optional intermediate spacer ring. The topshell has a radially inward facing surface that is divided into a plurality of regions including an upper and lower mount region axially separated by an intermediate annular rib. The rib enables the topshell to be compatible with a variety of different sized and shaped concaves optionally using an intermediate spacer ring without the need for a backing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB
    Inventor: Andreas Christoffersson
  • Patent number: 10405700
    Abstract: A grinder comprises: a receiving container, formed with an accommodation space and an installation space, and the bottom end thereof being extended with a connection ring have a feeding port, and a hollow grinding seat and a fasten ring are respectively and detachably disposed in the feeding port and the connection ring; an electric driving device, detachably disposed in the installation space; and a base, detachably disposed at the bottom end of the receiving container and including a hollow grinding chamber having the interior disposed with a support member with a pivotal shaft, a passive rod is sleeved and linked with a conical grinding disk, the top end and the bottom end of the passive rod are respectively sleeved with the output shaft and the pivotal shaft, thereby allowing the grinding disk to protrude into the grinding seat and forming a gap between the above two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Chung-Jen Pai
  • Patent number: 10343171
    Abstract: A wear part for a mineral material processing apparatus includes an outer wear surface which includes an initial phase wear surface to be put in crushing contact with an opposite wear surface, and an end phase wear surface to be taken vertically into use in the crushing process from under the initial wear surface when the wear is progressing. The wear part includes an end phase wear surface with a protrusion to be put in use when the wear of the outer wear surface is progressing. As a result of the wear part including the protrusion working life of the wear part can be prolonged. A mineral material processing apparatus and a mineral material processing plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Metso Minerals, Inc.
    Inventors: Kari Peltomaki, Tero Onnela, Jouni Mahonen, Mikko Malkamaki
  • Patent number: 10212890
    Abstract: An apparatus for disintegrating large rectangular bales of forage or bedding material and reforming the disintegrated material into small rectangular bales includes an inclined conveyor having spikes projecting therefrom to remove slices of material from the large bale and a spiked roller to move the slice rearwardly onto a tumbler bed that receives the slice and affects disintegration thereof. The tumbler bed includes a plurality of transverse assemblies having disks interleaving with the disks on adjacent assemblies, each assembly rotating faster than the assembly immediately forwardly thereof. The disintegrated material falls through the tumbler bed as discrete components that land on a collecting conveyor that conveys the material rearwardly to a small rectangular baler for repackaging. The apparatus further includes a hold-down mechanism that presses the slices toward the tumbler bed to enhance disintegration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Gerald E. Rohrer
  • Patent number: 10166696
    Abstract: A safety device for a waste processing system having a powered cutting system including a rotor rotatably mounted within a housing is disclosed wherein the improvement relates to a safety device which includes 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 rotor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: BANDIT INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Casper, Michael B. Morey
  • Patent number: 9573135
    Abstract: A shredder is disclosed. The shredder includes a housing having a throat for receiving at least one article to be shredded, and a shredder mechanism received in the housing and including an electrically powered motor and cutter elements. The shredder mechanism enables the at least one article to be shredded to be fed into the cutter elements. The motor is operable to drive the cutter elements so that the cutter elements shred the articles fed therein. The shredder also includes a detector that is configured to detect a thickness of the at least one article being received by the throat, and a controller that is operable to perform a predetermined operation responsive to the detector detecting that the thickness of the at least one article is at least equal to a predetermined maximum thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: FELLOWES, INC.
    Inventors: Tai Hoon K. Matlin, Eric Gach
  • Publication number: 20150129693
    Abstract: There is provided a food garbage disposal apparatus. The food garbage disposal apparatus includes a food garbage processing unit provided in a housing having an food garbage introduction food garbage introduction opening through which food garbage is input, and configured to decompose and dry the food garbage; and a housing driving unit provided at a lower side of the housing and configured to move the housing on a ground surface, wherein the housing driving unit is configured to move the housing up and down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: CHUN IL KOH
  • Patent number: 8998119
    Abstract: A paper shredder with an allowable thickness warning function is provided. The paper shredder includes a casing and an upper cover. An input tray is disposed on the casing for placing plural papers thereon. A pressing member and a thickness detecting device are installed on the upper cover. When the pressing member is contacted with the plural papers on the input tray and pushed by the plural papers, the pressing member is moved. The thickness detecting device is located near the pressing member. Moreover, in response to the movement of the pressing member, the thickness detecting device may be triggered. If an overall thickness of the plural papers exceeds an allowable thickness, the pressing member is pushed by the plural papers. Consequently, the thickness detecting device is triggered by the pressing member to generate a warning signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Primax Electronics Ltd.
    Inventor: Jian-Hua Zhan
  • Patent number: 8985488
    Abstract: The invention relates to a combined food processing machine which accepts the incorporation of multiple accessories and a fast anchoring and fixing device which can be actuated by a user to secure an accessory to said machine. The invention also includes multiple detectors, particularly magnetic, for the purpose of automatically identifying the type of accessory which has been secured to the machine and determining the operating condition of said accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sammic, S.L.
    Inventors: Javier Hidalgo García, Aitor Aguirrezabalaga Zubizarreta, Aitor Gogorza Segurola
  • Patent number: 8967504
    Abstract: A horizontal shaft impact crusher comprises a crusher housing having an inlet for material to be crushed, an outlet for material that has been crushed, an impeller being mounted on a horizontal shaft in the crusher housing and being operative for rotating around a horizontal axis, a curtain against which material accelerated by the impeller may be crushed, and an adjustment bar for adjusting the position of said curtain relative to the impeller. The crusher is further provided with a cross beam to which said adjustment bar is connected, said crossbeam being adjustable relative to the impeller, and a curtain position indicator device indicating the position of the cross beam relative to the impeller, thereby indicating the position of the curtain relative to the impeller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventors: Rowan Dallimore, Knut Kjaerran, Andreas Forsberg
  • Publication number: 20150014456
    Abstract: An article destruction device includes an electric motor driving at least one moving component. An indication panel includes at least three visual indicators situated in sequence. Each visual indicator is associated with a stage of an approaching overload (motor cool down) condition. A first visual indicator lights when the motor or corresponding sensor temperature is below a first threshold, i.e., when the device is first powered on. A second indicator lights when the temperature exceeds the first threshold and is below at least a second threshold, i.e., the temperature is approaching a fault condition. A last visual indicator lights when the temperature exceeds the first and the at least second thresholds, i.e., the fault condition is met. A thermistor on the motor energizes (self-heats) with the motor. A thermostatic switch controls current flow through windings of the motor depending on measured temperatures meeting operating and equilibrium temperature thresholds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Josh DAVIS, Jeffrey JENSEN, Li (Henry) ZhiGuo, Hua (Kevin) REN
  • Patent number: 8844848
    Abstract: A waste disposal apparatus, for disposing of waste materials using aerobic decomposition, includes a decomposition chamber having a waste inlet for receiving waste materials, and a closure member for closing the inlet and sealing the decomposition chamber. The apparatus includes a stirrer for stirring waste materials in the chamber, and a waste outlet for discharging waste materials from the chamber after aerobic decomposition thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Sage-Passant
  • Publication number: 20140263773
    Abstract: A shredder includes a cutting mechanism operable to shred material fed thereto. A controller is coupled to the cutting mechanism to control the on/off state and the direction of rotation of the cutting mechanism. An interactive user interface is coupled to the controller. The controller is configured to detect a jammed condition within the shredder and communicate a series of instructions to the interactive user interface to instruct the user how to clear the jam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Michael R. Barthel, Brad L. Schantz
  • Publication number: 20140224907
    Abstract: The invention concerns a control and positioning system for the indication of the mounting position of an exchangeable wear lining element at a surface at a wall that is subject to wear, which may be constituted by, for example, the inner surface of as rotating drum at an ore grinder. The wear lining element is supported at the free end of a maneuverable arm that is a component of a lifting arrangement that is controlled during the handling of the wear lining element during a mounting operation by a crane operator. The wall is provided with a set of mounting holes and the wear lining element is equipped on its lower surface with a set of attachment means. The wear lining element is intended to be tightened against the surface by means of supplementary attachment means that are introduced through the mounting holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Metso Minerals (Sweden) AB
    Inventors: Tage Moller, Lars Furtenbach, Dennis Johansson
  • Publication number: 20140209719
    Abstract: A coal pulverizer monitoring system and method measures a displacement of wheels in a vertical roll wheel pulverizer using strain gauges bonded to tension rods in an ambient environment outside the hostile environment of the milling area of the pulverizer. Signals from the strain gauges reflecting strain on the tension rods are converted to a displacement of the wheels inside the pulverizer, and thus a coal bed height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Orlando Utilities Commission
    Inventor: Bradley J. Dunst
  • Patent number: 8789779
    Abstract: The present invention provides a food waste disposal system comprising a load cell located between the housing fixture and the support frame so that the load cell measures the weight of the food waste disposal system and sends the warning message to a control touch panel installed on the front upper plate of the food waste disposal system in case the user inserts more food waste than maximum allowable weight limit of the food waste disposal system. Two rotational shafts are aligned in parallel along the horizontal direction of the food waste disposal system with a screw-shaped ribbon connected to the rotational shaft by a ribbon supporter and a mixing blade is installed on at the one end of the rotational shaft, so that food waste inserted in the mixing basin is effectively mixed, crushed, decomposed and drained out through a washing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Chun Il Koh
  • Patent number: 8757526
    Abstract: A shredder is disclosed. The shredder includes a housing having a throat for receiving at least one article to be shredded, and a shredder mechanism received in the housing and including an electrically powered motor and cutter elements. The shredder mechanism enables the at least one article to be shredded to be fed into the cutter elements. The motor is operable to drive the cutter elements so that the cutter elements shred the articles fed therein. The shredder also includes a detector that is configured to detect a thickness of the at least one article being received by the throat, and a controller that is operable to perform a predetermined operation responsive to the detector detecting that the thickness of the at least one article is at least equal to a predetermined maximum thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Fellowes, Inc.
    Inventors: Tai Hoon K. Matlin, Eric Gach
  • Publication number: 20140151474
    Abstract: A pulverizer 10 includes a journal assembly 19 with a grinding roller 18 that grinds solids in a grinding table 14. The oscillations of the journal assembly 19 are monitored by an angular displacement transducer (ADT) 32 that creates a composite signal. A controller 83 receives the composite signal from the ADT and compares it with known information of the pulverizer 10. It then identifies abnormal situations such as damage to a grinding roll 14, the grinding table 14, the spring assembly 20 and other parts of the pulverizer 10 before they cause major damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventor: Richard Brian Stone
  • Patent number: 8740115
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: a disposal unit; a control unit configured to stop operation of the disposal unit; and a metal detector coil and associated circuitry, the metal detector coil located such that waste passing into the disposal unit for shredding passes through the metal detector coil. The control unit is triggered to stop operation of the disposal unit upon the detection of metal passing through the metal detector coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Samelin Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Samantha Erica Melin, Thomas Eric Melin, Juan Carlos Perez, Raeshon Lamont McNeil, Michael Morgan Starkey
  • Publication number: 20140097280
    Abstract: An apparatus for grinding solid waste, the apparatus comprising: a first plurality of grinding blades parallel to one another and disposed on a first axle perpendicular to an axis thereof; a second plurality of grinding blades parallel to one another and disposed on a second axle perpendicular to an axis thereof, the axis of the second axle being parallel to the axis of the first axle, wherein the first and second plurality of blades are interleaved and adapted for counter-rotation with respect to each other; a set of gears operatively connected to each of the first and second axles; and means for driving the set of gears to effectuate rotation of each set of grinding blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Jesus Perez Santafe
  • Publication number: 20140084094
    Abstract: A base for a food mixer includes a container body having a bottom wall. A blade unit is mounted in the container body and includes a blade unit body and a coupling member. A seat made of metal is mounted to an outer side of the bottom wall of the container body. The seat includes an underside having a first recess. A weight is mounted to the underside of the seat. A cushioning pad is sandwiched between the weight and the seat. The coupling member extends beyond the underside of the seat or an underside of the weight. The coupling member connects with a shaft of a power unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: WEN CHING LEE
  • Patent number: 8678305
    Abstract: A shredder includes a housing having a throat for receiving articles be shredded and a shredder mechanism. The shredder mechanism includes a motor and cutter elements, and enables the articles to be shredded to be fed into the cutter elements. The motor drives the cutter elements to shred the articles. A cam mechanism is provided in the throat and is movable from a disengaged position to an engaged position responsive to insertion into the throat of articles above a predetermined maximum thickness threshold. In the engaged position, the cam mechanism engages the articles to prevent further insertion thereof into the throat, and in the disengaged position the cam mechanism is disengaged from the articles to permit further insertion thereof into the throat. The cam mechanism may be movable between a closed position and an open position. In the closed position, the cam mechanism is configured to block the throat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Fellowes, Inc.
    Inventors: Tai Hoon K. Matlin, James Waring
  • Patent number: 8662431
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a roller grinder comprising two rollers, each mounted on a separate shaft, a fixation means, a guide member, and a first and a second end member. A center of the guide member is rotatably attached to the fixation means in a position, which in a horizontal direction is located centrally between said rollers. Each end of the guide member is attached to a first end of the first and second end members, respectively, by means of a joint, such that both the guide member and the first and second end members can rotate around the joint, and the first and second end members, respectively, are rotatably attached at a second end to a respective one of the shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Metso Minerals (Sweden) AB
    Inventor: Lars Gronvall
  • Publication number: 20140042254
    Abstract: A paper shredder with an allowable thickness warning function is provided. The paper shredder includes a casing and an upper cover. An input tray is disposed on the casing for placing plural papers thereon. A pressing member and a thickness detecting device are installed on the upper cover. When the pressing member is contacted with the plural papers on the input tray and pushed by the plural papers, the pressing member is moved. The thickness detecting device is located near the pressing member. Moreover, in response to the movement of the pressing member, the thickness detecting device may be triggered. If an overall thickness of the plural papers exceeds an allowable thickness, the pressing member is pushed by the plural papers. Consequently, the thickness detecting device is triggered by the pressing member to generate a warning signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Primax Electronics Ltd.
    Inventor: JIAN-HUA ZHAN
  • Publication number: 20130334349
    Abstract: A food processing and preparation apparatus (10, 100) includes a housing (102) having a footing portion (104) and an arm section (106, 108) that together delimit a housing cavity (110), a vessel (200) defining a food chamber (204) and positionable in the housing cavity, and a blade (502) mounted for movement within the food chamber (204) of the vessel. Also, the food processing and preparation apparatus (10, 100) includes a blade movement system (500) including a motor (504) mounted within the housing (102) and an intermediary element (508) for transferring motive power from the motor (504) to the blade (502) to thereby effect movement of the blade within the food chamber (204) of the vessel (200) and a heating system (50, 700).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: MLC CORPORATION PTY LTD
    Inventor: Michelle Lisbeth Carden
  • Publication number: 20130306763
    Abstract: A system for shredding medical waste, the system comprising a medical waste treating chamber (4) being an interior of an enclosure disposed within an environment which is not to be polluted, a motor (11a), a shredder (2) seated in the chamber and including a motor-driven shaft (17) and blades rotated by the shaft, the shaft (17) extending through the enclosure thereby to define an interface between the waste treating chamber (4) and the environment, and interface seal apparatus (101) preventing leakage of at least fluids from the medical waste treating chamber into the environment, via the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: CELITRON MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventor: Itzhak Carmel
  • Patent number: 8584976
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: a disposal unit; a control unit configured to stop operation of the disposal unit; and a metal detector coil and associated circuitry, the metal detector coil located such that waste passing into the disposal unit for shredding passes through the metal detector coil. The control unit is triggered to stop operation of the disposal unit upon the detection of metal passing through the metal detector coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: M & C Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Samantha Erica Melin, Thomas Eric Melin, Juan Carlos Perez, Raeshon Lamont McNeil, Michael Morgan Starkey
  • Publication number: 20130277472
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a roller grinder comprising two rollers, each mounted on a separate shaft, a fixation means, a guide member, and a first and a second end member. A centre of the guide member is rotatably attached to the fixation means in a position, which in a horizontal direction is located centrally between said rollers. Each end of the guide member is attached to a first end of the first and second end members, respectively, by means of a joint, such that both the guide member and the first and second end members can rotate around the joint, and the first and second end members, respectively, are rotatably attached at a second end to a respective one of the shafts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: METSO MINERALS (SWEDEN) AB
    Inventor: Lars Gronvall
  • Publication number: 20130277467
    Abstract: A test device for a roller crusher of the type which comprises a pair of crushing rolls rotating in opposite directions for crushing or pulverizing materials comprises a first sector shaped roll part having a first crushing surface and which is rotatably mounted so that the first crushing surface forms one side of a gap through which materials is fed, a second sector shaped roll part having a second crushing surface and which is rotatably mounted so that the second crushing surface forms the other side of the gap, and a sensor arrangement arranged to sense at least one property of the interaction between the materials fed through the gap and the test device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: METSO BRASIL INDUSTRIA E COMERCIO LTDA
    Inventor: Andrzej Niklewski
  • Patent number: 8550387
    Abstract: A shredder including a housing having a throat for receiving articles to be shredded, a shredder mechanism, a blocking member, and an electrically powered motor and cutter elements. A thickness detector comprises a contact member extending into the throat. The shredder includes an actuator for moving the blocking member between a retracted position and an extended position. The actuator and the thickness detector are coupled to enable the actuator to move the blocking member from the retracted position to the extended position responsive to the movement of the contact member by insertion into the throat of the at least one article above a predetermined maximum thickness threshold. The blocking member is configured such that in the extended position the blocking member prevents further insertion of the at least one article into the throat, and in the retracted position the blocking member permits further insertion thereof into the throat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventors: Tai Hoon K. Matlin, James Waring, Dmitry Romanovich, Keeley Michael Kabala
  • Publication number: 20130228640
    Abstract: The invention relates to a comminution device, in particular to a comminution device comprising an adjusting mechanism, said adjusting mechanism including a hydraulic cylinder (165, 167) which is coupled between the first and the second cutting element and is in hydraulic communication with a closed hydraulic and pneumatic volume (220, 230), which is filled with a hydraulic fluid in a first part (220a) and with air in a second part (220b), and the wall of which is at least partially transparent so that the hydraulic fluid level can be read from a scale (222) which displays a wear condition of the first and second cutting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Abeln
  • Publication number: 20130214068
    Abstract: A shredder has a first plate and a second plate. The first plate is mounted in a housing. The plates each have on one of their faces a number of teeth. The first plate and the second plate are relatively rotated for interdigitating their teeth and shredding vegetative material placed between the plates. The shredded vegetative material is delivered through holes in the first plate to a weighing device in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Joshua Camitta
  • Patent number: 8511593
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shredder including a detector having a first contact member on one side of the shredder's throat and a second contact member on the other side. The contact members extend into the throat and are independently moveable relative to one another to enable insertion of an article into the throat. The article can move the contact members relative to one another by a combined amount. The shredder may prevent its motor from driving its cutter elements if it determines that the combined amount of independent relative movement correlates to a thickness that is equal to or greater than a predetermined maximum thickness. In an embodiment, the contact members may include binary switches. The contact members aid in controlling and/or reducing flutter and wrinkles when articles are fed into the shredder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Fellowes, Inc.
    Inventor: Dmitry Romanovich
  • Patent number: 8490905
    Abstract: A horizontal shaft impact crusher includes a crusher housing having an inlet for material to be crushed and an outlet for material that has been crushed. An impeller is mounted in the crusher housing for rotation about a horizontal axis. A curtain disposed in the crusher housing is arranged so material accelerated by the impeller is crushed thereagainst. An adjustment device, which adjusts the position of the curtain relative to the impeller, is slidable connected to guide rods. The adjustment device includes a locking device positionable selectively in either a holding state in which the locking device is de-energized and arranged to apply a holding force for holding the adjustment device in a crusher operation position relative to the guide rods, or an adjustment state in which the locking device is energized and arranged to release the holding force, thereby enabling displacement of the adjustment device relative to the guide rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventors: Rowan Dallimore, George Fensome, Laurent Tisserand
  • Publication number: 20130146692
    Abstract: A horizontal shaft impact crusher comprises a crusher housing having an inlet for material to be crushed, an outlet for material that has been crushed, an impeller being mounted on a horizontal shaft in the crusher housing and being operative for rotating around a horizontal axis, a curtain against which material accelerated by the impeller may be crushed, and an adjustment bar for adjusting the position of said curtain relative to the impeller. The crusher is further provided with a cross beam to which said adjustment bar is connected, said crossbeam being adjustable relative to the impeller, and a curtain position indicator device indicating the position of the cross beam relative to the impeller, thereby indicating the position of the curtain relative to the impeller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB
    Inventors: Rowan Dallimore, Knut Kjaerran, Andreas Forsberg
  • Publication number: 20130134243
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a machine for shredding plastic container. The machine comprises a pressing device, a fixed plate having slits arranged in matrix pattern, where said plate is positioned at one end within the housing and said slits face the interior space of the housing, a movable plate having plurality of blades connected to at least one arm, wherein said plate is arranged to move along a central axis within the housing and said blades edges facing the sharp edges of said fixed plate where the blades configuration correspond to slits matrix pattern. When operating the machine the containers are placed in-between said movable plate and said fixed plate, such that when the movable plates moves along the central axis of the housing toward the fixed plate, the blades crash and cut/shear the container into flakes of predefined size suitable for recycling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: RE-PET LTD
    Inventors: Yoav Leshem, Rafi Ziv, Zohar Levy, Dov Barkay, Igor Shustorovitch
  • Publication number: 20130043337
    Abstract: A blending system includes a base, a housing connected to the base, and an ice bin positioned above the housing. A plurality of load cells may be positioned between the housing and the ice bin to monitor the weight of the ice bin. A drive play may be positioned above the base with a plurality of load cells disposed between the drive plate and base to monitor the weight of a container positioned on the drive plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Steve Rukavina, Tyrone Manhoff, Michael Arnett
  • Publication number: 20130026268
    Abstract: The invention relates, for example, to methods for preparing a plant or animal sample for processing, i.e. for example for the isolation of nucleic acids or proteins from the sample, as well as to a pulverizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: QIAGEN GMBH
    Inventors: Dennis MERTENS, Thomas VOIT
  • Patent number: 8348186
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrically-driven kitchen machine including a food mixer or a food processor. The machine has a support platform for supporting a receptacle for foodstuffs to be mixed or otherwise processed. The machine has an electric motor used to drive mixing or processing tools disposed in the receptacle; and a heater for heating the foodstuffs in the receptacle. In order to ensure that the temperature of the foodstuffs is accurately determined, the base of the receptacle consists of multiple layers, including a first metallic material, such as aluminum, having a relatively high thermal conductivity, sandwiched between outer and inner skins of a second metallic material of lower thermal conductivity than the first metallic material. The machine is also provided with first and second probes, each protruding through the receptacle-supporting platform and urged upwardly to contact the inner skin and the first metallic material respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kenwood Limited
    Inventors: Mark Seidler, Keith Leaman
  • Publication number: 20130001339
    Abstract: An apparatus for grinding coffee. The apparatus including: a grinder mechanism; a ground discharge region; a user control for enabling a user to select grind preferences; a display element for displaying data indicative of user inputs to the user control; a processor element coupled to the user control and a display element for controlling operation of the grinder mechanism. The apparatus being adapted to provides fine control over grind size and dispense discreet doses according to a users preference and control inputs; and display depictions representing a range of coffee grinder functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: BREVILLE PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard Hoare, David Daveport
  • Patent number: 8336792
    Abstract: An assembly has a bin level detection system having at least one sensor positioned to receive radiation reflected off any material deposited in a bin and to determine an intensity of the reflected radiation. The intensity corresponds to an amount or level of shredded material deposited in the bin. The system may detect radiation from one or more emitters, or, alternatively, detect ambient light entering the bin via a window. A level indicator system may also be provided to indicate the amount of material deposited in the bin, including if the bin is full. The assembly may comprise a shredder and a shredder housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fellowes, Inc.
    Inventors: Tai Hoon K. Matlin, Michael Dale Jensen, Jakub M. Krynski
  • Patent number: 8336793
    Abstract: A shredder having a pivoting top panel comprising a display which may reduce potential safety hazards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: Charles Sued, Aron Abramson
  • Patent number: 8333338
    Abstract: A device for the determination of the state of wear of comminuting tools a comminuting tool, a comminuting device with such a comminuting tool, and a corresponding method. A reference surface is provided on the comminuting tool, the surface from which the distance A0, A1 to the active edges of the comminuting tool can be determined. The degree of wear then results from a comparison of the original distance A0 in an unused comminuting tool with the distance A1 reduced due to wear after a certain period of use. The thereby achieved advantage is that the state of wear can be determined independent of the general wear of the comminuting device. A distortion of the measurement result caused by this is therefore ruled out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Pallman Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Hartmut Pallmann
  • Publication number: 20120286080
    Abstract: Food processor (10) for processing foodstuff comprising a housing (18) and a food processing container (11) for holding foodstuff during processing, during use supported by said housing. The food processor (10) further comprising a user interface (15) for exchanging information, during use, with the user and food weighing means. The food weighing means having a food weighing bowl (16) for weighing foodstuff before said foodstuff is being entered into the food processing container (11), and at least one weighing sensor (14a, 14b) for sensing the weight of the food weighing bowl (16). During weighing, the food weighing bowl (16) is located above the food processing container (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventor: Marcel Sladecek
  • Publication number: 20120248230
    Abstract: A document shredder has a housing wall interrupted by an insertion opening of a feed channel for the material to be comminuted. A cutting unit adjoins the feed channel in the insertion direction of the material to be comminuted. A suction-extraction device has an intake end opening into the feed channel and intended for sucking the air stream out of the feed channel. A filter element in the blow-out opening filters out fine dust particles before the suction-extracted air is blown out of the document shredder housing into the surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: DAHLE BUEROTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: GERHARD ZAPF, DIETER PÖSCHL, THOMAS SCHOLZ
  • Publication number: 20120205475
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high-speed blending, heating and temperature sensing structure of an electric blender. The blender includes a temperature transducer installed at the bottom of a mixing cup, and the temperature transducer has a temperature sensing head extended into the mixing cup and an upper connector coupled to the bottom of the temperature transducer and installed at the bottom of the mixing cup, and a temperature sensing signal is coupled between the temperature sensing head and the upper connector. A hidden temperature sensing connector seat is disposed at the top of the base and has a lower connector corresponding to the upper connector at the bottom of the mixing cup, and both upper and lower connectors are coupled with each other when the mixing cup and the base are combined, and the lower connector is coupled to a display screen and a touch control switch on the base through a signal line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Andy Wu
  • Patent number: 8240585
    Abstract: A dishwasher controlled garbage disposal system that momentarily activates the garbage disposal upon activation of the dishwasher to clear the dishwasher's drain route through the garbage disposal. A signal detection and transmission device functionally attached to the dishwasher detects activation of the dishwasher's water pump and sends a signal to a wall mounted control module which activates a pre-operational warning timer. This timer activates for a short time a pre-activation yellow warning light and a fluctuating warning sound. When the warning timer deactivates, a disposal timer activates for a short time a red warning light, a constantly sounding warning sound, and a relay which activates the garbage disposal. A single shot latching relay within the signal detection and transmission device is activated when the dishwasher is initially turned on to prevent the control box from activating more than once during a given wash cycle of the dishwasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Chet Raymond Olajos