With Comminuting Member Cleaner Or Scraper Patents (Class 241/166)
  • Patent number: 9763543
    Abstract: Provided is a food processor with a dicing function, including a driving device and a dicing assembly; the dicing assembly includes a main body, a lid, a driving axle, an annular supporting body and a dicing knife component; and a mesh shaper is disposed on the annular supporting body; the dicing knife component is rotatably disposed on the annular supporting body and is coupling connected to the driving axle; an annular flange of the annular supporting body is extended towards the lid in direction of a central axis of the driving axle, and a limiting groove is disposed on an inner surface of the annular flange; a radial outer end of the dicing knife component is capable of sliding inside the limiting groove. The food processor with a dicing function of the present disclosure has advantages of higher limit precision for cutting, better effect for dicing, and lower noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventors: Tony Wang, Xuejun Chen, Jianwei Chen
  • Patent number: 9033270
    Abstract: An improved scraper plate assembly is provided on a comminuting device having compliant rounded edges, sloped walls, and reduced height for placement along recycle flow paths within a comminuting apparatus when circulating subdivided waste material from between a pair of scissor rolls for further delivery to a scissor roll for further movement and subdividing of the subdivided waste material. A comminuting apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Irwin Research and Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Dale L. Vantrease
  • Patent number: 8991404
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for shredding tobacco sheets, especially tobacco sheets formed of reconstituted tobacco particles with guar and sugar comprises rotating opposing sets of cutter discs in a partially overlapping relation so as to establish a nip. The cutter discs have notches at spaced locations along a peripheral portion of the cutter discs. Adjacent pairs of cutter discs are spaced apart by a spacer disc with a stripper plate interposed between adjacent pairs of spaced apart cutter discs. A tobacco sheet which is fed into the nip of the sets of cutter discs is shredded by the discs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard W. Lipscomb, Ricky L. Bowman
  • Publication number: 20150083834
    Abstract: Wrapping of twine on a chain and slat conveyor in a bale processor is reduced. The bale processor has a bale chamber, a chain bed forming a bottom of the bale chamber and a disintegrator roller mounted along one side. Driven and idler shafts extend adjacent to opposite first and second sides of the chain bed. Front, middle, and rear sprockets are mounted to front, middle, and rear portions of the shafts, and corresponding front, middle, and rear conveyor chains engage corresponding sprockets. Conveyor slats are attached to the chains. Wrapping of twine is reduced by supporting the shafts only at front and rear ends thereof such that the sprockets and shafts rotate unsupported between front and rear bearings on walls of the bale chamber. Scraper devices can be mounted adjacent to front and rear sprockets to prevent the build-up of twine on the shafts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Highline Manufacturing Ltd
    Inventors: Blake Neudorf, Joel Dokken, Justin Regier, Ashley Medernach
  • Patent number: 8943954
    Abstract: A food processor having a dicing tool and a cleaning tool to clean out the dicing tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael P. Conti, Keeley Kabala, Kevin James Beber, David J. Gushwa
  • Publication number: 20140332613
    Abstract: A shredder mechanism is disclosed herein including first and second shredder portions positioned opposite one another and defining a slot therebetween. The first and second shredder portions each include a longitudinal support having more upper fins and a plurality of lower fins. each defining a shaft receptacle. A shaft is positioned between the upper and lower fins positioned within the shaft receptacles. A plurality of cutting blades are mounted to the shaft and extend into the slot. Each of the one or more upper fins and the plurality of lower fins extend among the plurality of cutting blades. The longitudinal support includes upper and lower support portions having the one or more upper fins secured to the upper support portion and the plurality of lower fins secured to the lower support portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140299701
    Abstract: A food processor having an integrated spatula is provided. The food processor includes a work bowl and a lid configured to be selectively removable therefrom. The food processor further includes a spatula having a wiper in contact with interior walls of the work bowl and a lever coupled to the wiper and accessible above the lid for manually rotating the wiper within the bowl to scape the interior walls of the bowl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph W. Zakowski
  • Publication number: 20140252141
    Abstract: To produce flour and/or semolina, raw material is fed into a feed opening of a roller press. The milling gap of the roller press is fixed, or damping of at least one of the rollers with respect to the lateral deflection is set, such that a first subset of the fill containing finer milling material forms a packed particle fill in the milling gap. In addition, the setting is carried out in such a way that individual particles of a second subset of the fill containing coarser milling material are in contact with the first roller and the second roller of the roller press. Subsequently, the bulk material is milled into milled product in the roller press (9) and the milled product is discharged through a discharge opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: B├╝hler AG
    Inventors: Stephen Weinmann, Daniel Rickenbach, Marcos Luquin
  • Patent number: 8757524
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus for trimming plants, in particular, buds and flowers, to remove unwanted plant material. A typical application would be to process a plant to leave only trimmed buds and flowers for use in potpourri, fragrant sashes, or as a prelude to further processing of essential oils. The apparatus employs a combination of a slotted metal drum and a lawn mower type cutting reel that are rotated in the same direction, but at different speeds, to create a cutting interface that shears off the unwanted plant material. The apparatus further employs a vacuum manifold to collect the debris and transfer it into a waste collection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Donald Mosman
  • Publication number: 20140166786
    Abstract: An apparatus (100) configured to simultaneously sample a plurality of seeds is provided. The apparatus (100) may include a grinder (110) configured to grind each of the seeds of a first plurality of seeds to produce a powder comprising a plurality of seed particles. A sample container (142) may be configured to receive the powder. Further, a cleaning device may be configured to introduce a neutral media to the grinder (110) to substantially prevent cross-contamination with a second plurality of seeds, which may be ground thereafter. The apparatus (100) may further comprise a mixing device (150) configured to mix the powder. Thereby a sample portion of the powder may be tested for the presence of a genetically modified organism, or other tests may be conducted thereon. A related method for high throughput simultaneous sampling of a plurality of seeds is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Edwin J. Anderson, Steven M. Becker, Thomas G. Lade, Kenneth J. Ross
  • Publication number: 20140147564
    Abstract: An integrated beverage blending and cleaning includes at least one blender module comprising a housing, a spindle, at least one blade, a drain, and a cleaning assembly. The housing comprises a substantially vertically disposed wall. A controller which, upon completion of a blending or mixing sequence, activates a cleaning and/or sanitizing mode via said cleaning assembly to clean at least an interior of said housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Enodis Corporation
    Inventors: Roberto Nevarez, William E. Smith, Jan Claesson
  • Publication number: 20140061345
    Abstract: A food homogenizer includes a drive assembly including a driving motor. The driving motor engages a rotatable mating portion that extends along a rotation axis. A homogenizer assembly is removably attached with respect to the drive assembly. The homogenizer assembly includes a homogenizing chamber, a blade assembly positioned within the homogenizing chamber and a driven shaft that extends from the blade assembly along the rotation axis. The driven shaft is received within the mating portion such that rotation of the mating portion by the driving motor causes rotation of the blade assembly about the rotation axis. A supply assembly engages a receiving opening in the homogenizer and supplies a food product. The food homogenizer includes a rinse system including a drive assembly that engages a homogenizer assembly. The rinse system includes a dispenser assembly that dispenses a liquid to the homogenizer assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Healthy Foods, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Louis Machovina, Robert Johnson, Robert Schmidt, Winston Breeden, III, Douglas Edward Whitner, Ryan Scott Crisp, Eileen McHale
  • Publication number: 20130341448
    Abstract: A zester having an elongated body with a handle portion at one end and a cutting portion form by a plurality of raised cutting elements at the other end portion. A lower member is moveably mounted on said body beneath said plurality of cutting elements to form a collection chamber. A flexible squeegee is affixed to said lower member to scrape zest material from beneath the cutting elements as the lower member is extended outward from the housing after use of the zester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Richard S. Smith, Louis Chalfant
  • Patent number: 8439286
    Abstract: A paper clearing device for a shredder includes a frame, a motor, a gear set, a first rotary shaft, and a second rotary shaft. The first rotary shaft and the second rotary shaft are mounted with several cutting blades and paper guides. The paper guides on at least one rotary shaft are half paper guides. When paper jams in the shredder, the user only needs to issue a paper back command, which causes the rotary shafts to rotate in a reverse direction, causing paper to back away from the cutting region between the cutting blades and instead pass over the respective shaft with the half paper guides, optionally with the assistance of a paper clearing driver, and through an opening at the back, non-cutting side of the respective shaft to fall into a trash bin from which the jammed paper can be readily removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Michilin Prosperity Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter Pan
  • Patent number: 8215575
    Abstract: The present invention provides an in-line system for milling sorbent material to be used in a pneumatic conveying system. The system provides for optimal particle size in a duct injection system, regardless of the original sorbent particle size, and is designed to prevent clogging of the milled material through the system. Methods of operation for milling, as well as cleaning the mills while providing various sorbent material by-pass configurations to minimize system down-time while enhancing material throughput and that support the unique aspects of the system, are also described in detail below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: UCC Dry Sorbent Injection LLC
    Inventors: Stephen C. Palin, Jonathan Norman, Eric Fleckten
  • Patent number: 8070083
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of processing logs by means of an apparatus comprising a transportation level in the advancing direction (P) of the logs, where they are arranged to be transported in a position perpendicular to their advancing direction (P), and where orifice members going therethrough and extending in the advancing direction (P) of the logs. In the method, at least two support member units spaced from each other are arranged below the transportation level whereby each support member unit comprises at least one elongated support member, which is arranged rotatably parallel to the transportation level and perpendicular to the advancing direction (P) and protruding therefrom, and said axis of rotation each support member unit is adapted so that when rotating, the support members protrude through the orifice members above the transportation level whereby the logs are received in one or more receiving spaces formed between the support members protruding above the transportation level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Andritz Oy
    Inventor: Pekka Kokko
  • Patent number: 8051769
    Abstract: A food processor having a dicing tool and an automatic cleaning tool to clean out the dicing tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Whirpool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael P. Conti, Keeley M. Kabala
  • Patent number: 7975945
    Abstract: An anti-jam knife device for a paper shredder is characterized in that a circular parting wheel is provided on a blade shaft and is closely adjacent to a guide-parting plate, with an outer diameter of the parting wheel being higher than a parting knife-edge at a bottom of a notch of the guide-parting plate. Therefore, when shredding plural pieces of paper, the paper is cut first by the guide-parting plate associated with the parting wheel, and is then shredded by plural original sets of blades to prevent from paper jam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Emily Lo
  • Publication number: 20100327092
    Abstract: A shredder assembly for use in a shredder includes a plurality of cutter elements provided in a spaced apart manner configured to shred an article; and a plurality of stripper elements, each positioned between neighboring cutter elements, that are configured to remove debris particles stuck on the sidewalls of the cutter elements and/or between neighboring cutter elements. In a first configuration, when the cutter elements are rotated in a forward direction, upper portions of the stripper elements are urged toward the article to be shredded. In a second configuration, when the cutter elements are rotated in a reverse direction, the upper portions of the stripper elements are urged away from the article to be shredded. A method for shredding is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: Fellowes, Inc.
    Inventor: Dmitry Romanovich
  • Patent number: 7789334
    Abstract: In order to finely crush a shredable object, two rotational shafts for supporting cutting blades are provided in parallel in the transverse direction inside a shredder main body. The cutting blades that are provided with a plurality of cutting portions protruding from outer peripheral thereof are disposed in the shaft direction of the two rotational shafts so that these cutting portions engage with each other. A throw-in port for a shredable object is provided in one end portion of the rotational shafts in an upper portion of the shredder main body in the shaft direction. A discharge port for the shredable object is provided in the other end portion of the rotational shafts in a lower portion of this shredder main body in the shaft direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kinki
    Inventors: Naoya Wada, Katsu Matsumoto, Natsuki Takemoto, Takashi Ashino, Masuyuki Mieda
  • Publication number: 20100206970
    Abstract: A device for comminuting scrappable feedstock by way of cutting or shear-cutting is provided that includes at least one rotor situated within a housing. The rotor has a plurality of rotary disks which are situated at an axial distance from each other, forming spaces, and which are fitted on their circumferences with comminuting tools which interact with additional comminuting tools to perform the comminution work. Stationary scraping elements extend into the spaces in the radial direction. To achieve a largely unhindered flow of stock through the device, it is proposed according to the invention to situate the stationary scraping elements in the dead zone of the at least one rotor with regard to the direction of stock flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventor: Hartmut Pallmann
  • Publication number: 20100155516
    Abstract: In order to manufacture the compound powder or the porous granulated substance in an efficient manner, a powder processing apparatus has an accumulating face on which the processing target powder is to be accumulated and a processing face disposed in opposition to the accumulating face and convexly curved, and a moving means for moving the accumulating face and the processing face along the accumulating face relative to each other. The apparatus comprises an excitement treatment means capable of applying an excitation energy to the processing target powder accumulated on the accumulating face from an excitation energy supplying portion disposed in opposition to the accumulating face or an oscillation means for oscillating the accumulating face or the processing face in a direction intersecting the accumulating face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: Hosokawa Micron Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makio Naito, Hiroya Abe, Kiyoshi Nogi, Masuo Hosokawa, Takehisa Fukui, Masahiro Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20100127106
    Abstract: A mixing machine adapted to mix a liquid mixture containing bitumen with solid granules so as to obtain a homogenised bituminous mix. The machine comprising a cylindrical container arranged coaxially to a vertical axis and capable of containing the liquid mixture containing bitumen and the solid granules, a heating circuit for heating the inner side surface of the cylindrical container, a mixing assembly mounted axially rotatable within the container to rotate about the vertical axis, and a driving unit adapted to rotate the mixing assembly about the vertical axis. The mixing assembly comprises a helicoidal blade which extends coaxial to the axis within the container and has its outer peripheral edge in contact with the inner surface of the container so as to scrape the material adhering on the inner surface during its rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Antonio FORNASIER, Alessandro Pavan
  • Patent number: 7641136
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a cutter structure of a paper shredder, which comprises a pull-rod (23), paper guide combs (24), cutter arbors (21), and at least one cutter-blade set composed of two cutter-blades (22), with said cutter-blade set being slipped on said cutter arbor (21), said pull-rod (23) being passing through the hole set on said paper guide combs (24), at least two lugs (222) being set on the bore (32) of said cutter-blade (22) and extending toward a cutter spoke (35), the height of said lug (222) along axial direction of the cutter-blade (22) is greater than the thickness of said cutter blades (22); with recesses (221) being set on cylindrical cutter arbors (21), the number of which is no less than that of said lug (222) which can be placed into said recess (221); said paper guide combs (24) being set between said cutter-blade sets; said paper guide combs (24) being slipped on said cutter arbor (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Aurora Office Equipment Co., Ltd. Shanghai
    Inventor: Kent Chen
  • Publication number: 20090218423
    Abstract: A seashell collecting and crushing apparatus includes a collection device having a hollow body and an inlet for introducing seashells into the hollow body. A fan assembly is operable to provide a suction airstream for drawing seashells into the hollow body. A crusher is positioned to receive seashells from an outlet of the collection device and pulverize the seashells received from the collection device into a fine particulate matter releasable through an outlet of the crusher. The fan assembly and the crusher are driven by a common driving arrangement. A method includes using the apparatus for removing seashells from the beach using the suction airstream to introduce seashells through the inlet into the hollow body, separating the seashells entering the hollow body from the suction airstream, pulverizing the seashells into a fine particulate matter using the crusher and exhausting the fine particulate matter through the outlet of the crusher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventor: Robert J. Elsing
  • Patent number: 7556213
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for comminuting empty containers, particularly beverage bottles or cans made of plastic, particularly of PET or of tinplate, comprising a housing provided with a filling opening and with a discharge opening, and comprising a cutting unit mounted inside the housing and means for driving and controlling the cutting unit. The cutting unit contains at least two cutting rollers, which are mounted at a distance from one another with regard to their rotation axes, and the cutting mechanism containing the cutting rollers is a document shredder cutting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Inventor: Hermann Schwelling
  • Patent number: 7540235
    Abstract: A method for pressing together empty containers, especially drinks bottles or cans made of plastic, especially PET or tinplate, comprises a housing with a fill opening and an outlet, a cutting and pressing disposed in the housing, and a device for driving and controlling the cutting and pressing unit. The cutting and pressing unit contains at least two rollers whose axes of rotation are arranged at a distance from each other. Each roller has at least two sections. Adjacent sections along the same roller have different diameters. When the rollers are mounted, the sections having the larger diameter are offset relative to each other and the peripheral surfaces thereof partially overlap with each other, forming cutting disks whose peripheral surfaces have at least one groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Inventor: Hermann Schwelling
  • Publication number: 20090121061
    Abstract: At present, the unblocking of the primary crusher is carried out manually or using mechanical equipment which means the crusher stops for a long time and is less available. There is also a high level of exposure to the risks associated to unblocking procedures. Due to the above, a robot system and method have been developed for unblocking primary crushers. The system is composed mainly of an anthropomorphous robotic manipulator of at least 5 degrees of freedom, and a system to unclog or release the crusher. In this regard, most of the problems associated to the safety of the people and less availability decrease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: Hugo Salamanca
  • Patent number: 7437808
    Abstract: A method of forming a metal matrix component and product that comprises forming scrap sheet metal material, shredding the scrap sheet metal material to a predetermined size range, filling the shredded scrap sheet metal material into a compacting die, adding an adhesive material to the shredded scrap sheet metal material in the compacting die, compressing the shredded scrap sheet metal material and curing the adhesive to form a metal matrix component. The product comprises an inertia ring that may be used in a crankshaft damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: The Gates Corporation
    Inventor: Yahya Hodjat
  • Publication number: 20080099592
    Abstract: A hogging, sometimes known as reducing, apparatus for reducing wood waste into hog fuel, though some embodiments may also be used for reducing other materials including demolition timber, demolition masonry, mild steel scrap (thin sections), soft metal scrap, recycled cans, recycled glass, recycled plastic, soft rocks, occasionally hard rocks, recycled roading and asphalt, old tyres, and certain green garden waste. The apparatus includes a drum (40) inclined to the horizontal and into which raw material can be fed at its upper end. Rotation of the drum (40) assists driving raw material towards reducing elements (45) positioned at an angle near its (40) lower end. Screening apertures (41) allow sufficiently comminuted material to pass therethrough for removal. Optional features include internal agitators (60) for improving processing and screening, assisted drying of raw material by motor exhaust (71), and initial pre-screening of foreign material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventor: Rodney Warwick Sharp
  • Patent number: 7322538
    Abstract: Slag crusher having a shaft extending through a pressure housing which shaft is provided with inlet baffle plates in a funnel-shaped arrangement, stationary cutting knives and cutting knives rotating on the shaft. The shaft is offset with respect to the vertical center line of the pressure housing, so that the crushing area is concentrated in the middle of the slag crusher. The rotating cutting knives are angularly offset on the periphery of the shaft, so that only one rotating knife and two stationary knives are in engagement at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Metallgesellschaft AG
    Inventors: Wolfram Gruhlke, Hans-Otto Ramm
  • Patent number: 7311279
    Abstract: A self cleaning cutting assembly is provided, having an array of counter rotating cutters in which a plurality of cutters rotating in a first direction are mounted on a first shaft and a plurality of second cutters are mounted on a second shaft for rotating in an opposite direction. The array of cutters is provided with a plurality of clearing or cleaning rings located alternately with the cutters on each shaft. The cutting array is kept clear of debris or partially cut material by movement of the clearing or cutting rings against adjacent cutters. Movement of the clearing or cleaning rings is a combination of rotary motion and linear motion, in which the linear motion is imparted by the cutter located opposite the cleaning ring striking the cleaning rings so as to push the cleaning ring beyond the position of the widest part of the cutter to completely dislodge material from the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Terrance James Parke
    Inventors: Karen Mathers, legal representative, Terrence James Parke, deceased
  • Patent number: 7198212
    Abstract: The sheet shredder includes a cutter block pair equipped with plural cutter discs arranged in parallel with each other at a specified distance, cutting units to cut sheets by rotating the cutter discs of the cutter block pair in the different directions respectively, guide plates to guide cut pieces of sheets cut by the cutter discs in the specified direction, and grooves provided at the sides opposite to the cutter discs of the guide plates to lead out stickum adhered to the cutter discs or the guide plates pursuant to the sheet cutting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takuji Kato, Junichi Inoue
  • Patent number: 7159804
    Abstract: Method and unit for recycling a bituminous membrane provided with at least one reinforcement, which membrane is reduced to pieces which are introduced into a recycling unit, provided with a first rotor, housed in a first stator, and where they are heated and ground, said pieces being conveyed into a chamber, delimited by an external wall of the first rotor and a recess arranged in a counter-element mounted on the stator, where they are subjected to a trituration, the pieces thus triturated then being discharged from the chamber by flowing along said external wall of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Performance Roof Systems S.A. En Abrege P.R.S.
    Inventors: Nino Macaluso, Eric Bertand
  • Patent number: 7128285
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to diminish the sizes of most disintegrated material effectively, said sizes being determined by the box seats made on the surface of the under roll (7). In a disintegrator (1) having a case (4) with an upper hopper 2 and under exit (3), a pair of upper rolls (5, 6), an under roll (7) located below the upper rolls, and knives (8,9) projecting from inner surface of the case (4) toward the under roll (7) comprising a number of annular grooves (25) formed on the under roll (7), each groove (25) being coupled by a rotative disk cutter (27) at under side of the knives (8, 9). The under roll (7) is provided with polygonal installation seats (13), between adjoining installation seats (13) each attached by a number of cutting edge blocks (14) on a same circumference, said annular grooves (25) are formed between the adjoining installation seats (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Igusundo
    Inventor: Tsutomu Fujita
  • Patent number: 6974098
    Abstract: A culinary press (2) has a pair of pivotably connected members (4, 6) one comprising a chamber for receiving a foodstuff and having a perforated surface (18), and the other a plunger (24) movable into the chamber for, in use, forcing food through the perforated surface (18) to an opposite side thereof, and a scraper (26) mounted on the press (2) so as to be movable across the said opposite side of the perforated surface (18) to scrape off any foodstuff adhered thereto after crushing of food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Maxpat Trading & Marketing (Far East) Ltd.
    Inventor: Rudy Keller
  • Patent number: 6969017
    Abstract: A comminuting apparatus is provided having a frame, a set of overlapping scissor rolls, a shear outtake manifold, and a pneumatic conveyor. The frame has an enclosure with an entrance for receiving waste material. The set of overlapping scissor rolls includes a feed scissor roll and a recirculation scissor roll, both the feed scissor roll and the recirculation scissor roll being carried for co-rotation within the enclosure and operative to comminute the waste material into subdivided pieces by drawing the received waste material beneath the feed scissor roll and up between the feed scissor roll and the recirculation scissor roll. The shear outtake manifold is beneath the scissor rolls and is configured to collect the subdivided pieces of waste material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Inventor: Jere F. Irwin
  • Patent number: 6957785
    Abstract: Apparatus for use as a portion of a refining surface of a rotatable refining disk is disclosed. The apparatus includes a refining segment having a periphery and being mountable on a rotatable refining disk in juxtaposition with an opposing refiner disk for treating lignocellulosic material in the gap between the disks, and at least one cleaner protruding from the periphery of the refining segment between that periphery and the refiner housing surrounding the refiner whereby lignocellulosic material is cleared from the outer periphery of the refining disk upon its rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Valmet Fibertech AB
    Inventor: Nils Virving
  • Patent number: 6938845
    Abstract: A sewage cleaning and comminuting system is provided with a pair of dissimilar sized cutter stacks that extends across an influent channel which intercepts all solids too large to pass there through. The dissimilar sized cutter stacks are capable of grinding large and round shaped objects. The cutter stacks rotate at dissimilar speeds and require less energy to grind solids than other grinders having similar sized grinders rotating at the same speed. The system includes an integrated cleaning assembly whereby debris accumulated between the cutter disks is removed as the cutter disks rotate. Embodiments are provided including grinders that employ three and four shafts. Another embodiment is directed to an improved cutter disk. Yet another embodiment includes an auger screen assembly used in conjunction with the comminuting system to remove solids from the effluent stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Franklin Miller, Inc.
    Inventor: William B. Galanty
  • Patent number: 6572037
    Abstract: A shredder for shredding metal shavings, chips and the like includes a housing (10) containing a shredder assembly having first and second roller motor-operated shafts (40,42) carrying spaced knives (50) for shredding metal. A sensor (66,68) on at least one shaft (40,42) senses a change in rotation of the shaft, indicative of a jammed condition. A microprocessor (70) responds to the sensor to open an ejection door (20) normally closing an ejection outlet (16) and to reverse rotation of the shaft (42) to dislodge the jamming object. When the jamming object is dislodged, the microprocessor halts rotation of one shaft (40) to permit the knives on the reverse rotating shaft (42) to carry the jamming object toward the open ejection outlet (16). After the object has been ejected, the microprocessor (70) returns the shafts (40,42) to their normal operation to continue shredding metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: MCT Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Ervin J. Bendzick
  • Patent number: 6550701
    Abstract: This invention is related to a dual-functional medium shredding machine structure, specifically designed for shredding or destroying paper printed with data to be destroyed, optical discs containing data to be destroyed, or expired credit cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Inventor: Frank Chang
  • Patent number: 6513741
    Abstract: A shredding machine includes a plurality of locating plates respectively mounted on two revolving axles between two side frames, pairs of spring washers respectively mounted on the revolving axles between each two locating plates to hold a respective annular cutter for cutting inserted paper into shreds upon the operation of a motor to rotate the revolving axles through a transmission gear train, two support rods connected in parallel between the side frames at two sides, and two locating frames connected between the side frames and respectively supported on the support rods, the locating frames each having a protruded middle portion engaged into a retaining notch of each of the locating plates to stop the locating plates from rotation with the revolving axles and to further stop the annular cutters from deformation during cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Inventor: Liang-Ching Hsu
  • Patent number: 6460789
    Abstract: An automatic food waste processing system includes: a conveying apparatus for removing salt and bad odors by supplying washing water, and for facilitating withdrawal of foreign materials; a crushing apparatus for effectively crushing the food waste while separating and removing the metallic material; a drying apparatus for drying the food waste and removing bad odors during the drying process; a cutting apparatus for cutting the dried food waste into feed chips and for separately collecting sludge; and washing water removing apparatus for enabling the automatic washing of the inner portion of the system. The food waste processing including a series of different waste processes enables manufacturing of feed chips from its by-products and processing of larger amount of food waste without environmental pollution or contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: AT & G Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Se-Heon Oh
  • Patent number: 6314849
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a food product is disclosed including a stationary structure with a food product guide surface for guiding a food product along a path of travel, the apparatus having a knife wheel rotatable about a knife wheel axis, the knife wheel having at least one knife blade and located such that rotation of the knife wheel about the knife wheel axis causes the knife blade to cut through the food product as it moves along the path of travel. The apparatus also includes a knife wheel support which rotatably supports the knife wheel, the knife wheel support being pivotally attached to the stationary structure so as to pivot about a pivot axis extending substantially parallel to the knife wheel axis, such that the knife wheel axis is movable along an arcuate path about the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Urschel Laboratories Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Earl Arrasmith
  • Patent number: 6241170
    Abstract: Industrial shredders containing a novel shredding head and novel stripper blades to prevent or reduce the possibility of jamming the shredder during operation. The Industrial shredder requires the use of a stripper blade which is removable and replaceable without the use of tools, or without having to tear down the shredder. The shredders are typically used to reduce industrial solid waste such as cardboard, rubber, metal, plastics, paper, and the like to small particles or pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: CD Systems Inc.
    Inventor: H. Denny St. Clair
  • Patent number: 6092751
    Abstract: A comminuting apparatus has a housing and a crushing area. The housing includes left and right bearing plates, left and right reinforcing, bearing and holdback plates, each with clearing and crushing prongs. The crushing unit includes left and right crushing shafts which are rotationally supported by the housing are interconnected to rotate in opposite directions, synchronously. Each crushing shaft includes a number of radially-extending tool carriers having tool heads which carry clearing devices and front and rear wear inserts, in seats within the tool heads. The crushing unit can be configured to provide clearing spacing between adjacent clearing devices of adjacent tool carriers, or to provide an overlap thereof. The clearing and crushing prongs are arranged between each of the tool carriers. An intermediate crushing area is formed between the left and right crushing shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Assignee: Eurec Technology GmbH
    Inventor: Norbert Kottmann
  • Patent number: 6058822
    Abstract: A shredding apparatus is described which comprises at least one module of a pair of counter-rotating cutting assemblies located in spaced apart parallel relationship wherein each assembly comprises a driving shaft upon which is mounted one or more cutters. The cutters are provided with a pair of cutting surfaces or edges which are located at either end of the cutter. In the one module the cutting surfaces of adjacent cutters mounted on adjacent shafts are in contact with each other over at least a part of the circumference of the cutting surfaces so that when the cutters counter-rotate, material fed between them is cut by the action of the counter rotating cutters. An anti-wrap member is associated with a driving shaft to prevent material being cut from wrapping around the shaft or cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Inventor: Terrence J Parke
  • Patent number: 6042034
    Abstract: A food processing arrangement for mashing various food products to provide a food of the nature of West African fufu. The food processor has a base unit with a rotation producing structure. A mashing unit having a roller is removably mounted on the base unit and is driven by the rotation producing structure and a bowl is removably mounted on the base unit and the roller of the mashing unit is positioned in the food receiving cavity of the bowl. The roller has driving engagement with the inside surface of the bowl so that the roller rotates the bowl about the bowl axis as the roller rotates about the roller axis. Food in the food receiving cavity is mashed between the inside surface of the bowl and the outer surface of the roller. A scraper is provided to scrape food from the outside surface of the roller and the inside surface of the bowl and is positioned to direct the food so scraped to a predetermined location where the mashed food may be removed from the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Inventor: Kodzo Obed Abledu
  • Patent number: RE40042
    Abstract: This invention is related to a dual-functional medium shredding machine structure, specifically designed for shredding or destroying paper printed with data to be destroyed, optical discs containing data to be destroyed, or expired credit cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Michilin Prosperity Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Frank Chang
  • Patent number: RE44865
    Abstract: This invention is related to a dual-functional medium shredding machine structure, specifically designed for shredding or destroying paper printed with data to be destroyed, optical discs containing data to be destroyed, or expired credit cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Michilin Prosperity Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Frank Chang