Comminuting Surface Deformable By Contact With Material Patents (Class 241/102)
  • Patent number: 9867504
    Abstract: A blade assembly for a food processor is provided. The blade assembly includes a body, a top knob slidably movable relative to the body, and at least one blade fixed to the body. The knob is movable from a first position, in which the blade assembly is locked to the bowl of the food processor, to a second position, in which the blade assembly is unlocked from the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph W. Zakowski
  • Patent number: 9751087
    Abstract: A comminution mill is described that includes a vertically oriented cylindrical housing with an intake chute in a top wall and an outlet chute in a bottom wall thereof. A rotatable shaft with a plurality of radially extending cables is disposed coaxially within the cylindrical housing. A plurality of studs extends inwardly from the wall of the housing to slow and collect materials flowing through the comminution mill. The studs can be withdrawn to discharge materials collected thereon. Slits are provided in the walls of the housing to enable the exit of particulate materials from the housing. A hood is provided overlying the slits on the exterior of the comminution mill for collecting the particulate material. Operation of the comminution mill provides a self-generated airflow and can be configured to separate, grind, and dry materials disposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Gary L. Watts, Keith H. O'Brien, Dennis P. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 9408397
    Abstract: The invention relates to a kneading apparatus for kneading and mixing dough, having a kneading chamber, discharge opening and an input. The kneading apparatus has at least two shafts to which tools which are arranged in the kneading chamber are fixed, wherein at least one of the tools is designed to convey dough from the input region, in the conveying direction, to the discharge opening. The rotation speeds of the two motor-driven shafts can be set and changed separately from one another with the aid of a control. The two shafts are fitted with tools in a different manner from each other in such a way that the conveying action of all the tools of one shaft differs from the kneading action of all the tools of the other shaft given the same rotation speed of the shafts in each case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: DIOSNA Dierks & Söhne GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Bensmann, Hashem Ghani, Gerrit Ackermann
  • Patent number: 9375722
    Abstract: A wear plate for a grinding mill discharge head comprises a support structure adapted to secure to a wall of the grinding mill. An opening is defined in the support structure for registration with a corresponding opening in the mill wall. The wear plate further comprises an elastomeric body comprising at least one discharge hole extending there through, the body being adapted to overlay the support structure such that a discharge end of the hole is spaced inwardly of an edge of the support structure opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: VULCO S.A.
    Inventor: Ricardo Francisco Doberti Fernandez
  • Patent number: 6032883
    Abstract: An apparatus for comminuting glass fibers is disclosed. Within a housing are a plurality of weighted members or hammers, flexibly connected to and spaced about a rotatable shaft. A drive member rotates the hammers about the shaft to define a rotation circumference. A glass intake opening located at the top portion of the housing is provided to introduce glass fibers and carrier material into the apparatus. A first adjustable plate is located adjacent the glass intake opening and positioned to provide a space between the first adjustable plate and the hammers' rotation circumference. A first glass suspension chamber is defined by the glass intake opening, the first adjustable plate, and the rotation circumference of the hammers. In operation, a quantity of glass fibers and carrier material is introduced into the apparatus, and spinning weighted members contact the glass, causing the glass to strike the first adjustable plate and other glass particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: R&J Hansen, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Richard W. Hansen
  • Patent number: 5887804
    Abstract: An apparatus for comminuting glass is disclosed having a housing. Within the housing are a plurality of weighted members or hammers, flexibly connected to and spaced about a rotatable shaft. A drive member rotates the shaft, causing the hammers to rotate about the shaft and define a rotation circumference. A glass intake opening located at the top portion of the housing is provided to introduce glass into the apparatus. A first adjustable plate is located adjacent the glass intake opening and positioned to provide a space between the first adjustable plate and the hammers' rotation circumference. A first glass suspension chamber is defined by the glass intake opening, the first adjustable plate, and the rotation circumference of the hammers. In operation, the shaft is rotated, causing the weighted members to spin about the shaft. A quantity of glass is introduced into the apparatus, and the weighted members contact the glass, causing the glass to strike the first adjustable plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: R & J Hansen, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Richard W. Hansen
  • Patent number: 5842651
    Abstract: A vegetation shredder includes an elongated shaft to which a Frisbee-like disk element is attached downwardly facing and extending over a fastening collar to which elongated shredding tie elements are fastened around the periphery. The disk includes a downwardly extending peripheral rim which assists in creating a vacuum chamber between the disk and the shredding elements into which leaves are drawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Inventor: Ed Smothers
  • Patent number: 5697563
    Abstract: A chain beating type crusher includes a crusher vessel (3), a shaft (7) provided centrally thereof and capable of being rotated at a high speed, and a plurality of beating chains (11) provided in a plurality of axially spaced-apart stages in each of which a plurality of radially spaced-apart chains are formed on the shaft. With high speed rotation of the shaft the beating chains in the individual stages are caused to undergo high speed revolution to form respective bearing zones. In order to return an object scattered toward the inner surface of a peripheral wall (4) of the crusher vessel back to the beating sone, a plurality of guide members (15) are mounted on the inner surface and each have a surface inclined toward the beating zones in the direction of revolution of the beating chains. The beating chains are mounted on the shaft such that they are each positioned in correspondece to the mid position between adjacent ones of them in the next stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Fujimoto Pollcon
    Inventors: Shigeo Fujimoto, Michio Ito
  • Patent number: 5586732
    Abstract: The invention was developed in order to effectively crush and disperse various samples easily and efficiently without using any expensive device. By laminating a polyethylene film 3, a net member 7, a net member 9 and a polyethylene film 5 in sequence and welding these members to one another at weld portions 13a and 13b, a bag member 15 is formed. Further by forming a fastener 17 in the vicinity of an opening 15a, a crushing and dispersing bag 1 is completed. After a sample and a dispersing medium are introduced through the opening 15a, the bag is sealed with the fastener 17. Subsequently, when the crushing and dispersing bag 1 is squeezed, the sample is ground by the file-like irregularities formed by the net members 7 and 9 on the inner surface of the bag 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Assignee: Shimakyu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshige Yamauchi, Shonosuke Nishi
  • Patent number: 5437415
    Abstract: A drum conditioner which is capable of providing an external force on a drum so as to crack and loosen powdered or other finely divided material therein which has solidified and hardened is disclosed. The drum conditioner includes two pairs of pressure rollers which provide pressure to the drum and help rotate the drum as it sits on a conveyer bed of rollers. The pair of pressure rollers in the rear are adjustable so as to accommodate different size drums. The front pair of pressure rollers are provided with a hydraulic cylinder to assist in providing and maintaining pressure between the pressure rollers and the object drum, regardless of the regularity of shape of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Assignee: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Lindy L. May
  • Patent number: 5390861
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing discarded rubber tires and rubber tire material to reduce the same to a pulverulent form of sufficient quality fiber the manufacture of other articles. Principally the rubber tire is subjected to repeated compression against the metal strand component of the tires thus causing the metal stranding to cut into or chew the rubber into a pulverulent form. During the processing of the rubber tire material it is broken down to the point that its constituents such as metal fibers and polymer fibers are separated therefrom. The pulverized rubber, together with its separated constituents may then be classified and the constituents separated for further use. The rubber tire processing apparatus incorporates an external housing structure and a rubber processing drum that is rotatable therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: National Rubber Recycling, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond T. Bishop
  • Patent number: 5320287
    Abstract: A paper shredding knife structure includes a number of zigzag disk-like knife blades, each having a sharp outer edge, mounted on a knife support shaft, one by one closely adjacent each other so as to define a number of rhombic spaces between any two adjacent blades. A roller, preferably comprising a resilient material outer coating, is mounted in such a way to allow the knife blades to be in tight contact engagement with the roller so that when the knife support shaft and the roller are rotated with a sheet of paper feed through therebetween, the zigzag blades cut the paper sheet into small rhombic pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Inventor: Yi-Yang Li
  • Patent number: 5078327
    Abstract: A device for processing materials such as rock, ore, clay, bulk materials and agglomerated pulverized materials includes at least two tools having working surfaces thereon of at least partially circular cylindrical cross section. The tools are oriented such that the working surfaces thereof are in opposed horizontally spaced relation, and the device includes a mechanism for moving at least one of the tools with an up and down pendulum motion about the respective axis thereof. The tools include upper surface portions and lower surface portions, and the upper surface portion of at least one of the tools has a plurality of comminuting projections thereon for preprocessing relatively large sized materials. The lower surface portions of the tools are substantially smooth, and they are positioned in closely spaced relation for processing materials therebetween to form a finely milled and product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Inventor: Georg L. Kemetter
  • Patent number: 4586662
    Abstract: A multi-disk refiner utilizing a plurality of spaced rotor disks which rotate in a housing in spaced relation to a plurality of spaced stator disks, the confronting disks having ribs thereon which abrade a stock suspension passing in the space between the rotor and stator disks. In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a plurality of flexible rotors which have spokes extending therefrom, the spokes being received in slots in loosely fitting relation so as to permit relative sliding movement between the spokes and the rotor disks while transmitting torque. A resilient bumper is provided on each of the spokes to provide a pivot point within the slot such that axial movement of the rotor disks provides a simple bending load to each spoke thereby defining a soft, linear spring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: Beloit Corporation
    Inventors: Philip H. Goldenberg, George J. Neuf, Edward C. Kirchner
  • Patent number: 4341355
    Abstract: A method and arrangement for support of contact elements for material treating applications are disclosed in which a hardenable liquid bonding material is flowed into a space provided between surface areas of support and contact elements, the material being allowed to harden to provide a solid element which acts in compression to resiliently oppose relative movement of the elements. The space preferably has a cross-sectional configuration such that a wedging action is developed in response to relative movement of the elements. The holding element may be effectively burned out for removal and replacement of the contact element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Assignee: The Frog, Switch & Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Michael E. Hornberger
  • Patent number: 4289279
    Abstract: A mill lining is disclosed, intended for e.g. a primary or autogenous mill in the mining industry. The lining comprises shell plates and lifter bars made from elastomer material and mounted in a mill drum. The lifter bars extend substantially in the axial direction of the mill drum and project into the mill drum beyond the inner surface of the shell plates. At least some of the lifter bars, preferably every second, are designed to act as elastomer springs by having a longitudinal recess or slot in their impact front side facing forwardly in the contemplated direction of rotation of the mill drum. The recess or slot is inside the inner surface of the shell plates and serves as a strain concentrator concentrating the tensile strain of the lifter bars to an area relatively unexposed to sliding abrasion of the material being ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1981
    Assignee: Trelleborg AB
    Inventor: Bertil Brandt
  • Patent number: 4183769
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for removal of glass from metal surfaces, as for example, glass tubing from aspiration cast rods, is provided in which the glass coated metal is passed between a pair of spaced driven rolls, one being a resilient roll and the other a toothed metal roll, said rolls being adjustable to vary the spacing therebetween dependent upon the thickness of metal being cleaned, whereby the glass coating is broken into small fragments by the toothed roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1980
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventor: James C. Ailor
  • Patent number: 4175709
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for separating fibers from agglomerated masses thereof is disclosed, and achieved by paired rolls having roll surfaces with randomly disposed protuberances thereon, such protuberances being initially deformed randomly as the roll surfaces approach complete conjugacy and being further deformed as the roll surfaces move into complete conjugacy to induce shearing and tearing action on the agglomerated fiber masses therebetween to separate discrete fibers therefrom. The roll surfaces are characterized by each having the elastomeric roll surface thereof with a Poisson ratio different from the Poisson ratio of the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1979
    Assignee: Container Corporation of America
    Inventor: Stephen J. Fraenkel
  • Patent number: 3934828
    Abstract: A wall of elastomeric material having at least one inner cavity for a pressure fluid. The wall is compression prestressed in the portion thereof closest to the surface which is subjected to wear in the use of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1976
    Assignee: Trelleborgs Gummifabriks Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Bo Klas Gerhard Persson