Gas Or Vapor Patents (Class 241/18)
  • Patent number: 10226059
    Abstract: Natural, dark brown cocoa products are disclosed. Processes for producing such natural, dark brown cocoa products are also disclosed, as well as foods including such cocoa products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: OLAM INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Leanne De Muijnck
  • Patent number: 9476631
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a separate cool air supply channel formed in an ice making chamber door so as to supply cool air to a crushing chamber formed in the ice making chamber door, which is connected to the front portion of an ice bank storing ice dropped from an ice making tray, to open and close an ice making chamber, thereby preventing ice remaining in the crushing chamber from melting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoung Ki Park, Ji Hoon Kim, Sang Min Park, Jae Jio Lee
  • Patent number: 9120100
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a shredder for super absorbent polymer that includes: an inlet portion for feeding a plate-shaped super absorbent polymer; a pulverizing portion for pulverizing the super absorbent polymer fed through the inlet portion; and an outlet portion for discharging the pulverized super absorbent polymer from the pulverizing portion. The pulverizing portion includes: a rotary drum to which a plurality of rotary blades are attached; at least fixed blade for pulverizing the super absorbent polymer in cooperation with the plural rotary blades; and a housing for holding the rotary drum and the at least one fixed blade. Each rotary blade has a shape of polygon with at least one vertex having an acute angle of at most 45 degree. The present invention is also to provide a preparation method for super absorbent polymer using the shredder for super absorbent polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Gi-Cheul Kim, Chang-Sun Han, Sang-Gi Lee, Kyu-Pal Kim, Sung-Soo Park, Jin-Hyun Bae, Tae-Young Won, Gyu Leem
  • Patent number: 9073055
    Abstract: A mill assembly for processing product comprises a mill housing assembly, at least first and second port assemblies defining an exterior inlet opening and an exterior outlet opening, at least one collection assembly, an air guide assembly, and a grinding assembly. In one form, a feed/collection ratio of the exterior inlet opening to the exterior outlet opening is at least approximately 1.5:1. In another form, seals are formed between the port assemblies and the mill housing assembly. In another form, the mill assembly operates in a first mode and a second mode. In the first mode, a ring plug plate and a wall plug plate are detached from the mill housing. In the second mode, the ring plug plate and the wall plug plate are attached to the mill housing to prevent air from flowing out of the third housing port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Unifine Mill LLC
    Inventors: Stephen J. Fulton, Ronald C. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9038931
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the milling-drying of a raw mixture containing aluminum trihydroxide having an average particle size D50 in the range from 50 to 130 ?m and a specific BET surface area in the range from 0.01 to 0.5 m2/g and containing from 0.1 to 20% by weight of water, based on the raw mixture, which including the steps i) introduction of the raw mixture into a milling-drying apparatus, ii) introduction of a hot air stream having a temperature in the range from 20 to 100° C. into the milling-drying apparatus so as to flow through the milling-drying apparatus and iii) comminution of the aluminum trihydroxide present in the raw mixture in the milling-drying apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: NABALTEC AG
    Inventors: Alfred Reimer, Carsten Ihmels, Christian Beer
  • Publication number: 20150133585
    Abstract: A process of obtaining plastic compound based on fibrous plant material, plastic compound based on obtained fibrous plant material and equipment for extrusion of plastic compound based on fibrous plant material. The objective is to fundamentally give to the final product a greater mechanical resistance against natural degrading agents, such as weather and infestations, and to this end, proposes changes in its procedural and manufacturing stages, in order to provide, essentially, the increase in the density of the final product, making it more compressed and maintaining its organoleptic properties unchanged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Luiz Ribeiro OLIVEIRA NASCIMENTO COSTA, Omar Natam KLEMP REGO, Renato BATISTA Junior, Dijalma OLIVEIRA ROCHA Junior
  • Patent number: 9028964
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing activated nano carbon from food waste material and a method for preparing a polymer nano composite, wherein the activated nano carbon at least one polymer are blended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: King Saud University
    Inventors: Saeed Mohammed Al-Zahrani, Ateeq Rahman, Ilias Ali, Rabeh H. Elliethy
  • Publication number: 20150122919
    Abstract: A shredder comprises one or more nozzle assemblies each including an elastic element configured to work in conjunction with the nozzle and the nozzle housing such that the nozzle is held in the home position when in an unloaded rest condition and as a result of an impact temporarily moves in the direction of the impact position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Nicolas Aurele Luc Malfait, Mirko Savic
  • Patent number: 9010666
    Abstract: A method for the operation of a jet mill with an integrated dynamic air classifier, wherein particles are fed as grinding stock into a grinding chamber of the jet mill and are ground there into ultra-fine particles by grinding, in that superheated steam or technical gases is/are used as working stock, wherein at least one surface-active additive is fed to the grinding stock for stabilization of the generated ultra-fine particles. A jet mill for performing this method, having an integrated dynamic air classifier, and a grinding chamber into which superheated steam or technical gases are provided as working stock via working stock feed devices as grinding stock and in which the grinding stock is ground into ultra-fine particles by grinding, and wherein feeding devices for at least one surface-active additive for stabilization of the generated ultra-fine particles are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignees: NETZSCH Trockenmahltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Nied, Hermann Sickel, Dimitrios Makrakis
  • Publication number: 20150093423
    Abstract: Particulate ceragenin materials may be manufactured by (i) providing a ceragenin feed material comprised of ceragenin molecules, each having a sterol backbone and a plurality cationic groups attached thereto; (ii) fracturing the ceragenin feed material in a milling apparatus to produce a ceragenin particulate material having a particle size distribution with a median particle size in a range from 5 nm to 20 ?m; and (iii) during fracturing, maintaining the ceragenin feed with a moisture content of less than or equal to 10% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Paul B. Savage, Carl Genberg
  • Patent number: 8967503
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for comminuting refrigeration appliances (12), in which the refrigeration appliances (12) are introduced into the comminution chamber (16) through a supply opening (14) of a comminution chamber (16), are continuously comminuted in the comminution chamber (16), and comminuted refrigeration appliance material (24) is discharged from the comminution chamber (16) through a discharge opening (26) of the comminution chamber (16), the comminution chamber (16) is flushed with air in that, per time unit, a predetermined volume (L1) of the air which is present in the comminution chamber (16) and which is enriched with process gases which occur during comminution of the refrigeration appliances (12) is supplied to the gas processing means (34) through a gas conveying line (32) which is connected in a gas conveying manner to the discharge opening (26) and a gas processing means (34), and a volume of air (L4) corresponding to that predetermined volume (L1) is supplied to the comminution c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: BHS-Sonthofen GmbH
    Inventors: Angelo Schmandra, Christopher Dreschsel
  • Publication number: 20150034743
    Abstract: A method and apparatus processing materials including municipal waste at ambient pressure and low temperatures, and processing materials; the apparatus comprising an elongated rotating cylindrical configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Paul Alford
  • Publication number: 20140335179
    Abstract: The present invention relates to micronized crystals of atorvastatin hemi-calcium, a method for the preparation of micronized crystals of atorvastatin hemi-calcium and a pharmaceutical dosage form comprising said micronized crystals of atorvastatin hemi-calcium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: DSM SINOCHEM PHARMACEUTICALS NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Rajnish Kumar, Neeraj Tewari
  • Patent number: 8851404
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for destroying data on a hard drive having at least one platter on which data is stored extending from a central hub comprising. The platters are shredded while leaving at least substantially all of said hub unshredded. One or two cutting tools may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Serenity Data Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin P. Clark, Argus C. Tong, Robert T. Gallegly, Kevin M. Hubbard
  • Patent number: 8841374
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an aqueous suspension of calcium carbonate by grinding in an aqueous medium in the presence of an acrylic grinding aid agent and of an alkali carbonate salt. These salts enable the quantity of grinding aid agent used to be reduced, for an equivalent level of performance in terms of rheology and granulometry of the suspensions. The method includes a first step of manufacture of the alkali carbonate salt within the aqueous solution of acrylic polymer itself, through the addition of alkali hydroxide and bubbling of carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Coatex
    Inventors: Olivier Guerret, Christian Jacquemet
  • Publication number: 20140246526
    Abstract: A wood chipper with an air entrainment system. The wood chipper includes a chipping drum in a drum chamber and a discharge fan in a fan chamber. The chipping drum and fan are conjointly driven by a common shaft. The discharge fan draws air from the drum chamber through a chamber air inlet and potentially also from the ambient atmosphere through an external air inlet. The volume of air drawn from the drum chamber is sufficient to offset or overcome the negative air flow created by the spinning drum in the drum chamber to reduce blowback. Air entrained with the chipped material moves toward the discharge chute and away from the material inlet. A deflector may be include near the mouth of the discharge chute to further guide air flow from the fan chamber toward the discharge chute and prevent the backflow of air into the chipping chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: MORBARK, INC.
    Inventors: Larry E. Voelker, Nathaniel M. Bott, Daniel R. Pung, Michael T. Hadanek
  • Publication number: 20140224905
    Abstract: Hazardous waste is treated by shredding and then passing the material through an enclosure by means of a conveyor through direct steam impingement. The enclosure is maintained at a pressure greater than or equal to atmospheric pressure in order to maintain steam temperature at or above 212° F. Pressure locks are positioned at an inlet and discharge of the enclosure. The pressure locks allow transport of waste material into and out of the enclosure while maintaining a pressure differential between the interior and exterior of the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Randall G. McKee, Phillip Mervis, Brandon Ross
  • Patent number: 8800898
    Abstract: A method and apparatus processing materials including municipal waste at ambient pressure and low temperatures, and processing materials; the apparatus comprising an elongated rotating cylindrical configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Tempico Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Alford
  • Patent number: 8789774
    Abstract: A process for producing water-absorbing polymer particles, wherein an aqueous polymer gel is applied by means of a swivel belt to the conveyor belt of a forced-air belt drier, and the swivel belt, proceeding from one end position, is accelerated through a first pivot angle to an angular speed v1, decelerated through a second pivot angle to an angular speed v2 and decelerated through a third pivot angle to the other end position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Uwe Stueven, Rüdiger Funk, Matthias Weismantel, Dominicus van Esbroeck, Ronny De Kaey
  • Publication number: 20140203119
    Abstract: A method and a device for the cold mechanical production of organic fibrous materials or granular materials. At least one load having organic material containing fibers is introduced into an interior (2) of a device (1) for breaking up the materials via an impact loading. During operation, the at least one load is broken up, in the interior (2), via an impact loading. Following processing, an organic fibrous material or an organic granular material is removed from the interior (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bengel, Stepan Kusche
  • Publication number: 20140197254
    Abstract: A rotary milling system includes a rotatable cylinder, a discharge grate, a movable flap valve into and out of engagement with the grate, a discharge housing surrounding the grate, and a conveying pipe extending from the discharge housing. The cylinder can include grinding media for abrading a product when the cylinder is rotated. The product can be in either a dry form or within a liquid medium. Upon conclusion of the milling, the flap valve can be opened to allow the milled product to pass through the grate and into the discharge housing. A negative pressure can be applied to draw the milled product through the conveying pipe into a separator tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Aaron Engineered Process Equipment, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey R. Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20140175196
    Abstract: A system and method for processing objects having chemical contaminates includes a shredding module arranged to shred the objects to form a plurality of shredded fragments, each having the chemical contaminates, and a separating module arranged to separate the chemical contaminates from the shredded fragments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Lei Zhang, Ming-Tong Wang
  • Patent number: 8727246
    Abstract: In a process for producing a particulate polysaccharide derivative by dry-grinding a moist polysaccharide derivative the median length of the particles after dry-grinding is controlled by controlling the moisture content of the polysaccharide derivative prior to dry-grinding. Advantageously the median length of the particles after dry-grinding is adjusted to a first value by a first moisture content of the polysaccharide derivative prior to dry-grinding and is adjusted to a second value by a second moisture content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yvonne M. Goerlach-Doht, Juergen Hermanns
  • Publication number: 20140091162
    Abstract: A material reduction apparatuses and methods suitable for performing cutting operations on a variety of materials, including food and nonfood products. The apparatus includes a machine having a cutting head, an impeller adapted for rotation within the cutting head about an axis thereof, means disposed on the cutting head for reducing the size of a material forced therethrough by the impeller, and an electric motor unit disposed in-line with the axis of the impeller. The electric motor unit supports the cutting head and impeller and has a shaft coupled to the impeller to rotate the impeller within the cutting head. The apparatus further includes means physically coupled to the electric motor unit for supporting the machine within a duct in which the machine is entirely enclosed. The supporting means includes arms that extend from the electric motor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Urschel Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Scot Jacko, Luc Van Buynder, Ryan Andrew Rust
  • Publication number: 20140014748
    Abstract: A method and system for processing biomass material from harvest to pelletizing includes a continuous shredding stage and grinding stage to reduce the size of the material. A fan pulls air through the shredder and the grinder to assist the movement of the biomass material through the shredder and the grinder. Due to the light weight of the biomass material, the material is transported between the shredding and grinding stages mechanically and pneumatically by a combination auger with air assist. The biomass material may include agricultural residues, such as corn stover. The process and equipment eliminates or minimizes damage to the carbohydrates in the biomass so as to maintain pre-grinding cellulose and hemi-cellulose levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: James Russell Zeeck
  • Patent number: 8602332
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device for processing organic, particularly domestic, waste, wherein the organic matter is collected, reduced in volume, and stabilized to limit or even stop bacterial activity. The method includes at least the following steps, carried out in order: —the organic material is collected and loosely arranged; —the water weight of the organic matter is reduced to stabilize the matter by subjecting said loose matter to a pulsed air flow taken from the ambient air of the building and without any additional heat the volume of the stabilized organic material is reduced, in particular by milling, comminution, mixing and pressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Eric Gregoire
  • Patent number: 8602331
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for size reduction of a material. The method includes the steps of: feeding material through a feed assembly into a cyclone chamber, the cyclone chamber having an elongate cylindrical conduit having a frusto-conical section; adding at least one viscosity modifying agent into the cyclone chamber; and providing a cyclonic fluid stream within the cyclone chamber. The apparatus includes: a cyclone chamber having an elongate cylindrical conduit having a frusto-conical section; a device for creating a cyclonic fluid stream within the cyclone chamber, such that the frusto-conical section of the cyclone chamber terminates in an opening forming the inlet to the device; an air inlet tube in fluid connection with the cyclone chamber at the opposite end of the frusto-conical section; and a feed assembly for feeding material into the cyclone chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Musse Singapore Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Hitchcock, Wayne Pearce, Mark Pilgrim
  • Patent number: 8590818
    Abstract: An apparatus wherein the gas enters from an opening 4 located in a part of a compaction chamber 3 and is dragged through a granulator 5, a fractioning device 12, a special cyclone 11 and a filter system 8A to a suction fan, which creates a gas stream. In such apparatus the bulk to be compacted 1, the fine particles to be compacted again and the compacted bulk have the same flow direction than the carrier gas. Due to its complete or partial impermeability, the structure of the apparatus makes also possible the use of a gas different from normal air. This is important when the bulk is sensible to oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Polibiotech SRL
    Inventor: Giovanni Politi
  • Patent number: 8573520
    Abstract: A method for producing pulverized coal including the steps of providing a drying gas heated to a predefined temperature in a hot gas generator; feeding the heated drying gas into a pulverizer; introducing raw coal into the pulverizer, the pulverizer grinding the raw coal into pulverized coal; collecting a mixture of drying gas and pulverized coal from the pulverizer and feeding the mixture to a filter, the filter separating the dried pulverized coal from the drying gas; collecting the dried pulverized coal for further use and feeding the drying gas from the filter to an exhaust line; and collecting the drying gas exiting the filter and feeding part of the collected drying gas to a recirculation line for feeding recirculation drying gas to the hot gas generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Paul Wurth S.A.
    Inventors: Paul Goedert, Markus Mayer, Georges Stamatakis, Bernard Cauwenberghs
  • Patent number: 8550384
    Abstract: The dust control system is adapted for use with a straw blowing machine. The straw blowing machine typically starts with a bale of straw and utilizes a shredder to loosen the straw from the bale. A blower fan then blows the straw to a throat of a chute and the chute then directs the straw where desired. The dust suppression system includes at least one water inlet applying water to the straw before the straw exits an outlet tip of the chute. Water tanks are preferably provided which feed the water inlets in a controllable fashion to meter an appropriate amount of water to cause dust included with the straw to adhere to the straw and avoid degrading air quality when the straw is ejected out of the chute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nitta Construction, Inc.
    Inventor: Alfred T. Nitta
  • Patent number: 8534578
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for recovering valuable metals from slag and manufacturing multifunctional aggregate, wherein a reducing agent is fed into molten slag discharged into a slag pot or a slag reforming pot from a converter or an electric arc furnace thus recovering valuable metals from the molten slag, and then the molten slag is formed into a lightweight porous structure. Accordingly, the valuable metals (Fe, Mn) are recovered from the slag discharged from the converter or electric arc furnace, and slag having low specific gravity is ensured using foaming and controlled cooling and then formed into multifunctional aggregate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Hyundai Steel Company
    Inventors: Joonseong Ki, Jinill Hwang
  • Publication number: 20130233949
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for comminuting refrigeration appliances (12), in which the refrigeration appliances (12) are introduced into the comminution chamber (16) through a supply opening (14) of a comminution chamber (16), are continuously comminuted in the comminution chamber (16), and comminuted refrigeration appliance material (24) is discharged from the comminution chamber (16) through a discharge opening (26) of the comminution chamber (16), the comminution chamber (16) is flushed with air in that, per time unit, a predetermined volume (L1) of the air which is present in the comminution chamber (16) and which is enriched with process gases which occur during comminution of the refrigeration appliances (12) is supplied to the gas processing means (34) through a gas conveying line (32) which is connected in a gas conveying manner to the discharge opening (26) and a gas processing means (34), and a volume of air (L4) corresponding to that predetermined volume (L1) is supplied to the comminution c
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: BHS-SONTHOFEN GMBH
    Inventors: Angelo Schmandra, Christopher Dreschsel
  • Publication number: 20130199424
    Abstract: A device and method for producing a fine-grained fuel, in particular from solid, paste-like or aqueous energy feed stocks, by drying and crushing, including an impact reactor having a rotor and impact elements, a labyrinth seal in the region of the rotor shaft of the impact reactor, a device for feeding hot drying gas through the labyrinth seal into the impact reactor and at least one further feed device for hot drying gas in the bottom region of the impact reactor, a feed device for solid or paste-like energy feed stocks in the top region of the impact reactor, at least one extractor device for a gas flow containing crushed and dried energy feedstock particles, and a device for separating and extracting crushed and dried energy feed stock particles from the gas flow extracted from the impact reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicants: PROACTOR SCHUTZRECHTSVERWALTUNGS GMBH, THYSSENKRUPP UHDE GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf Abraham, Stefan Hamel, Ralf Schäfer
  • Publication number: 20130202748
    Abstract: A coffee milling process comprising the steps of: a) introducing particles of a roasted coffee precursor into a milling chamber; b) introducing particles of soluble coffee into the milling chamber; c) jetting a gas into the milling chamber to mobilise the particles of the roasted coffee precursor and soluble coffee; d) thereby producing a milled and blended coffee product by comminuting the particles of the roasted coffee precursor by self-collision of the particles of the roasted coffee precursor and by collision of the particles of soluble coffee with the particles of the roasted coffee precursor within the milling chamber. Processes and products incorporating milled and blended coffee products are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Gerald Olean Fountain, Alan Gundle, Won Cheal Kang
  • Publication number: 20130187085
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydrogen-storing composite material which is convertible essentially reversibly between a storing state and a non-storing state, wherein the reaction enthalpy in this conversion reaction can be set in a targeted manner to a value between 15 and 80 kJ/mol of H2, preferably 25 to 40 kJ/mol of H2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH
    Inventors: Nico Eigen, Martin Dornheim, Rüdiger Bormann
  • Patent number: 8490900
    Abstract: An unbonded loosefill insulation system configured to provide blown loosefill insulation material is provided. The system includes a blowing insulation machine configured to condition and distribute loosefill insulation from a package of compressed loosefill insulation. The blowing insulation machine is further configured to have pre-set and fixed operating parameters. An unbonded loosefill insulation material is configured for use with the blowing insulation machine. The pre-set and fixed operating parameters of the blowing insulation machine are tuned to combine with the unbonded loosefill insulation materials to provide blown loosefill insulation material having specific insulative values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Captial, LLC
    Inventor: Michael E. Evans
  • Patent number: 8448884
    Abstract: A system and process for separating eggshell membranes from eggshells. The system and process may utilize airflow through a venturi to pulverize the eggshell and thereby separate the eggshell from the membrane. Furthermore, in some embodiments, the process may also extract moisture from the membrane and eggshell. The system may further be configured to collect the pulverized eggshell particles separately from the membrane material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Taprogge Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung
    Inventor: Levi New
  • Publication number: 20130126647
    Abstract: A comminution reactor includes an inlet chamber, one or more processing chambers, and a discharge chamber. Each chamber includes a rotor, and the chambers are separated by split divider plates. The reactor is designed with assemblies comprising portions of the reactor walls and divider plates which rotate open to allow access to the inside of the reactor, including the shaft and attached rotors. The design of the rotors and vortex generators on the reactor walls direct the flow, optimize comminution, and minimize wear on the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Charles Allen Arnold, Eric Lundgren
  • Publication number: 20130089738
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing activated nano carbon from food waste material and a method for preparing a polymer nano composite, wherein the activated nano carbon at least one polymer are blended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: KING SAUD UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Saeed Mohammed AL-ZAHRANI, Ateeq RAHMAN, Ilias ALI, Rabeh H. ELLIETHY
  • Publication number: 20130040257
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing cement by which method cement raw materials, such as limestone and clay, are comminuted in a comminution apparatus for subsequently being heated and burned into cement clinker. The cement clinker is then cooled and directed to a comminution apparatus for comminution to cement. For some embodiments of the method, the cement raw materials and cement clinker may undergo comminution in one and the same comminution apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: FLSMIDTH A/S
    Inventor: Thoger Kobke Christiansen
  • Publication number: 20130001334
    Abstract: A refiner plate for forming accepts from a pulp material includes a first side and a second side spaced a distance from the first side, and a channel extending through the refiner plate and communicating with the first side for directing at least some accepts away from the first side. The refiner plate defines an inner end wall of the channel that physically obstructs the accepts that enter the channel from passing to a pulp feed area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Ola M. Johansson
  • Patent number: 8328123
    Abstract: A machine for distributing loosefill insulation from sources of compressed loosefill insulation is provided. The machine includes a shredding chamber having an outlet end and a plurality of shredders configured to condition the loosefill insulation. The plurality of shredders is configured to operate at variable rotational speeds. A discharge mechanism is mounted at the outlet end of the shredding chamber. The discharge mechanism is configured for distributing the conditioned loosefill insulation into an airstream provided by a blower. The blower is configured to operate at variable rotational speeds. The plurality of shredders, the discharge mechanism and the blower are configured to operate on a single 15 ampere, 110 volt a.c. power supply. The variable rotational speeds of the plurality of shredders are configured to provide variable flow rates of the loosefill insulation and the variable rotational speeds of the blower are configured to provide variable flow rates of the airstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Evans, Christopher M. Relyea
  • Publication number: 20120292414
    Abstract: A sealed collection container may be used for collecting glass, imploding glass into sharp free particles, and storing the imploded sharp free glass particles. A vacuum collection truck may be used for emptying the sealed collection container. The vacuum collection truck may include a tube or suction hose that engages the sealed collection container for emptying the sealed collection container via vacuum collection of the imploded sharp free glass particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Maurice Collins
  • Publication number: 20120258370
    Abstract: [Summary] [Assignment] Providing a noble negative-electrode active material including silicon, and a production process for the same. [Solving Means] A negative-electrode active material for non-aqueous-system secondary battery including a silicon phase and a composite oxide phase (a CaSiO3 phase, for instance) is obtained by mixing a silicon oxide (SiO, for instance) with a silicon compound (CaSi2, for instance), which includes silicon and at least one member of elements being selected from the group consisting of Group 2 (or Group 2A) elements in the Periodic Table, to prepare a mixed raw material, and then reacting the mixed raw material. The composite oxide phase demonstrates the advantage of inhibiting electrolytic solutions from decomposing in a smaller amount than does the conventional SiO2 phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
    Inventors: Manabu Miyoshi, Hideaki Ishikawa, Hitotoshi Murase
  • Publication number: 20120237770
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel process for preparation of darunavir that involves reduction of [(1S,2R)-3-[[(4-nitrophenyl)sulfonyl](2-methylpropyl)amino]-2-hydroxy -1-(phenylmethyl)propyl]carbamic acid (3R,3aS,6aR)-hexahydrofuro[2,3-b]furan-3-yl ester, of formula (5). The present invention also provides darunavir ethanolate of particle size wherein d0.9 is less than 130 ?m, d0.5 is less than 30 ?m, d0.1 is less than 10 ?m and process for its preparation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Lupin Limited
    Inventors: Vijay Ahire, Sachin Sasane, Amol Deshmukh, Krishnat Kumbhar, Akshat Bhatnagar, Devendra Verma, Rajesh Vyas, Girij Pal Singh, Nandu Bhise
  • Publication number: 20120211576
    Abstract: A pulverizer includes a cutting rotor with a multiplicity of cutting blades, a cutting stator surrounding the cutting rotor with a plurality of stator blades, a milling stock inlet for the milling stock feed and a discharge screen in direction of rotation of the cutting rotor located after the milling stock inlet, wherein all stator blades in direction of rotation of the cutting rotor are arranged between the milling stock inlet and the discharge screen. Furthermore, an operating method for a pulverizer as described above is also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Roland Nied, Wolfgang Rohmann, Hermann Sickel, Thomas Becker
  • Publication number: 20120168541
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing a submicron polymer powder from solid polymer bodies or coarse particles, preferably of polytetrafluoroethylene powder, wherein powder is ground into fibrous particles in the first stage and is disintegrated into submicron particles by aerodynamic treatment in the second stage, where a gas-particle mixture is subject to the effect of centrifugal forces and suction forces acting in the direction opposite to the centrifugal forces, a pulsating sign-alternating temperature field generated by a pulsed supply of liquid nitrogen, turbulent forces of vortexes, and aerodynamic forces that cause alternating compression and expansion of the gas-particle mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicants: POLYMATE, LTD., NANOTECH INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Igor Gryaznov, Stanislav Gryaznov, Ann Gryaznova, Oleg Figovsky
  • Publication number: 20120153240
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention create a cost-effective process that improves ZT value while enabling the TE materials to be scaled-up for mass production. Several embodiments of the invention include a thermoelectric material comprised of nanopowder and a nanomaterial. The nanomaterial may be in the form of a nanowire, nanofiber, nanotube, nanocrystal or similar form or combination of forms. Other embodiments include a method of creating a thermoelectric material through mixing and consolidating the nanomaterial and nanopowder into a solid. Additional embodiments may involve a thermoelectric module with P and N type semiconductors of the nanomaterial and nanopowder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: AEGIS TECHNOLOGY, INC
    Inventors: Wei Luo, Zhigang Lin
  • Patent number: 8162241
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Robert J. Elsing
  • Publication number: 20120048973
    Abstract: A process for producing water-absorbing polymer particles, wherein an aqueous polymer gel is applied by means of a swivel belt to the conveyor belt of a forced-air belt drier, and the swivel belt, proceeding from one end position, is accelerated through a first pivot angle to an angular speed v1, decelerated through a second pivot angle to an angular speed v2 and decelerated through a third pivot angle to the other end position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Uwe Stueven, Rüdiger Funk, Matthias Weismantel, Domien van Esbroeck, Ronny De Kaey