Rotary Striking Member With Feed Or Discharge Conveyor Or Regulator Patents (Class 241/185.5)
  • Patent number: 9430654
    Abstract: The invention is a process that verifies that the unit that currently holds data or at one time held data has the data destroyed. This invention requires a secured database to hold information to prove that the units that currently hold data or at one time held data has the data destroyed. This invention provides unique identification to label the unit and to correlate with information provided. The invention requires a secure container to hold the unit after identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: TechR2
    Inventor: Sepehr Rajaie
  • Publication number: 20140326817
    Abstract: A bale shredder apparatus may comprise a frame and a bale hopper mounted on the frame and defining an interior bale chamber for receiving a bale to be shredded with a bale feed opening. A bale shredding assembly may be in communication with the bale chamber through the opening to shred a bale in the bale chamber. A side wall of the hopper may be movable away from the primary side wall to permit removal of a bale from the bale chamber. A primary bale movement assembly may move a bale in a lateral direction toward the opening and a secondary bale movement assembly may move the bale in a direction substantially transverse to the lateral direction. A shredding rotor of the shredding assembly may include at least one brace including at least one leg extending outwardly from the outer surface of the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Ethen D. WENTZ, Walter R. FAIR, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140263787
    Abstract: A pick system includes a holder and a pick assembly. The holder includes a first end, a second end, and a bore extending between the first end and the second end and defining a longitudinal axis. The surface of the bore may be tapered so that the diameter of the bore proximate the first end is greater than the diameter of the bore proximate the second end. The pick assembly includes a shaft. The shaft is received within the bore of the holder along the longitudinal axis, and the shaft may be tapered to mate with the bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Joy MM Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: William Harney, Jarrod Elliott
  • Publication number: 20140217214
    Abstract: A material reducing machine includes a rotor assembly having a plurality of short cutting tools and a plurality of long cutting tools. The short cutting tools are arranged in rows which extend across the length of the rotor assembly, which rows are spaced around the periphery of the rotor assembly. Each of the short cutting tools has a cutting bit with a leading edge that is spaced outwardly from the periphery of the rotor assembly by a short cutter distance. The long cutting tools are also arranged in rows which extend across the length of the rotor assembly, which rows are spaced around the periphery of the rotor assembly. Each of the long cutting tools has a cutting bit with a leading edge that is spaced outwardly from the periphery of the rotor assembly by a long cutter distance that is greater than the short cutter distance of each of the short cutting tools. A breaker assembly includes a plurality of shear blocks, each of which is spaced so as to be aligned with a short cutting tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Astec Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold Neil Peterson, Glenn Ford Bittrolf, Bradly Michael Deuerling
  • Patent number: 8740117
    Abstract: An apparatus mounted on a tractor processes caked and compacted poultry litter while still located in the poultry house to initiate a composting process. The apparatus engages the caked poultry litter with a primary beater assembly formed with toothed beater paddles to aggressively disintegrate the poultry litter into small pieces. The primary beater assembly rotates in an undershot manner to convey disintegrated poultry litter upward and rearwardly from behind the primary beater assembly into a processing chamber housing an auger mechanism formed with cutting blades along the periphery of the auger fighting to further disintegrate the litter. The auger mechanism conveys the collected poultry litter laterally for discharge from the apparatus into a windrow where composting activity can initiate. The auger mechanism includes single auger flighting at a remote end of the auger and a double auger fighting at the discharge end of the mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Binkley & Hurst, L.P.
    Inventor: Marlin M. Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20110315800
    Abstract: A device for breaking up compressed masses of fibers into pieces of fiber and transporting the pieces of fiber, comprising: an intake chute; a plurality of break-up implements mounted on a plurality of shafts rotatably mounted within the intake chute; a plurality of devices with protrusions, where the plurality of devices are mounted on a plurality of shafts rotatably mounted within the intake chute; and a transportation device. A compressed mass of fibers may be placed within the intake chute, the compressed mass of fibers may come into contact with the plurality of break-up implements, the compressed mass of fibers may be broken into large pieces of fiber by the break-up implements, the larger pieces of fiber may come into contact with the plurality of devices, the larger pieces of fiber may be broken into small pieces of fiber by the devices, and the small pieces of fiber may fall onto the transportation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: ROAD SCIENCE, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Wenthe, Eric Johnson, Monty Oberle
  • Publication number: 20110192924
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a reduced size vegetation shredding and dispersal apparatus that is capable of being attached to a skid steer front end loader (such as a Bobcat) that can be maneuvered into restricted areas and deliver shredded vegetation and mulch into recently seeded and landscaped areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: David Kisenwether
  • Publication number: 20100252662
    Abstract: A device for crushing a spent beverage canister that comprises a first rotatable member having an axis of rotation and first and second canister engaging portions that revolve around the axis of rotation of the first member as the member rotates. The device also includes a crushing surface adjacent to the first member. As the first member is rotated, the first engaging portion engages a bottom portion of the canister wall and crushes the canister against the crushing surface so that the bottom portion of the canister wall is at least partially crushed inward. As the first member further rotates, the second engaging portion engages a top portion of the canister wall and crushes the canister against the crushing surface so that the top portion of the canister wall is at least partially crushed inward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Beck
  • Publication number: 20100243963
    Abstract: Doped silicon particles, including powder suitable for plasma spraying semiconductor devices, is formed by liquid doping applied to larger particles, which are then milled to a smaller size. Doped or undoped silicon may be milled by a roller mill including silicon rollers and advantageously having feed and collection systems formed of silicon and operated in a nitrogen ambient. A two-stage system includes sieving the rolled product for further size reduction in a jet mill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAICS, INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Raanan Zehavi
  • Publication number: 20100090043
    Abstract: A machine for grinding forage material includes a support frame that supports an enclosure for retaining a bale of forage material. A rotary shredder is positioned within the enclosure where the rotary shredder grinds the bale of forage material and discharges a forage material from the enclosure. The machine includes at least two deflectors attached to the enclosure that deflect the shredded forage material onto a surface where the at least two deflectors are positionable independent from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: Dura Tech Industries International, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell J. Hoovestol
  • Publication number: 20100078361
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device for separating a mixture made of particles of a first particle type and a second particle type, especially aleurone particles and shell particles made of comminuted bran, said particles being scarcely distinguishable in terms of size and density, into various types of particles. Separation occurs according to particle-type specific triboelectric charging of said particles in a first active area and subsequent separation of the differently charged moving particles in an electric field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventors: Arturo Bohm, Andreas Kratzer
  • Publication number: 20090212144
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for using the apparatus is taught for decreasing the density of and feeding into a convention small baler agricultural crop product that has been compressed into two or more flakes, the flakes having been then further compressed into a large bale, the apparatus comprising a material bed and pusher assembly; a staging area; a set of feeder rollers; a set of drawing rollers; a metering assembly; a chaff discharge system; and a small baler. A method of using the apparatus is also taught. Baled agricultural crop product that is passed through the taught apparatus and method indistinguishably resembles agricultural crop product that has never been baled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: Diversified Agricultural and Industrial Markets, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick James Oare, Christian Hansen Oare
  • Publication number: 20090179094
    Abstract: A machine for quenching, crushing and feeding material that includes a continuous loop drag chain conveyor. A first portion of the conveyor travels through a quenching tank and a second portion travels beneath the tank's bottom wall. Large blocks of hot material are dropped onto the conveyor inside the tank. A rotary crusher is positioned to crush the cooled blocks into sized pieces as they exit the tank. The sized pieces drop through an opening in the conveyor's frame and onto the second portion of the conveyor. The pieces dewater on the second portion of the conveyor and drop through a discharge opening and into a removal device for transfer to a remote location for further processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: IMPERIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Richard W. Tschantz
  • Publication number: 20080257787
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device for separating a mixture made of particles of a first particle type and a second particle type, especially aleurone particles and shell particles made of comminuted bran, said particles being scarcely distinguishable in terms of size and density, into various types of particles. Separation occurs according to particle-type specific triboelectric charging of said particles in a first active area and subsequent separation of the differently charged moving particles in an electric field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: ARTURO BOHM, ANDREAS KRATZER
  • Publication number: 20080105773
    Abstract: A rotary drum having a cutter extending outward from the outer diameter of the rotary drum. The rotary drum further includes a sleeve. The cutter is retained in a position relative to the drum by at least one block having a surface that wedges the cutter and/or interconnected member against the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Keith Roozeboom, Gary Verhoef
  • Publication number: 20070292617
    Abstract: A method for creating colored pine straw comprising chopping a quantity of pine straw; spraying the pine straw with a coloring agent; drying the pine straw and; placing the dried pine straw into containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Jack Mason, Nedra Ann Mason
  • Publication number: 20070284465
    Abstract: A crusher comprises a crushing rotor being rotatable and having a crushing bit to crush target materials to be crushed, a feed conveyor for conveying the target materials toward the crushing rotor, and a pressing feeder unit including a pressing roller disposed above the feed conveyor and introducing the target materials on the feed conveyor toward the crushing rotor while pressing the target materials from above, and an anvil disposed at a position which is closer to the crushing rotor than a point where the pressing roller presses the target materials and which is outward of the crushing rotor in the radial direction. The fixed bit has a bumping surface, against which the target materials bump, disposed in an opposed relation to the rotating direction of the crushing bit, thereby crushing the target materials introduced toward the crushing rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventor: Atsushi KITAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 6860440
    Abstract: A hammermill for singulating cellulosic fibers from a pulp sheet comprises a cylindrical housing, a feed slot with a breaker bar positioned therein and a rotor mounted for rotation in the housing. Feed rolls are provided to feed a sheet of pulp into the feed slot upstream of the breaker bar. A plurality of hammers are mounted on the rotor. Air is introduced into the hammermill housing tangentially downstream from the second feed slot. An air outlet is positioned tangentially on the housing downstream from the air inlet to allow air and singulated fibers to escape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventors: Ray Crane, Nordahl K. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6779429
    Abstract: Knife arrangement for a granulator for granulating plastic ropes with two draw-in rollers and a cutting rotor (9) cooperating with a counter-knife (2), and a striper (3) facing one of the draw-in rollers (11), whereby counter-knife (2) and striper (3) are mounted on a common support, whereby the striper (3) is arranged adjustably for adjustment of the distance between the striper (3) and the draw-in roller (11), and whereby the striper (3) has a support surface (6) for feeding the plastic ropes (12) to the counter-knife (2) and the cutting rotor (9), and is provided on one side with a striper edge (18) projecting towards the draw-in roller (11), and on its other side with an end edge (7) projecting towards the counter-knife (2), whereby the support (1) has a support surface (4) facing the striper (3), on which the striper (3) rests with a counter surface (5) adapted to the support surface (4), whereby support surface (6) and counter surface (5) approach each other towards the counter-knife (2) in a wedge-shap
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Reiter Automatik GmbH
    Inventors: Helmuth Meidhof, Stefan Dahlheimer, J├╝rgen Van Marwick
  • Patent number: 6598814
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for chopping long unwound items like fiber, fiber strands, yarn, etc. having an idler roll for pressing the item(s) against a backup roll for pulling the item(s) into the chopper uses an improved mount for the idler roll that maintains the outer peripheral surface of the idler roll into more consistent contact with more consistent force with the item(s) being chopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Johns Manville International, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall C. Bascom, William J. Sandretto, Billy Ray Stinnett, Donald S. Perry
  • Patent number: 6588691
    Abstract: A mobile shredding system is used mounted on a vehicle. The system has a hopper, for receiving material to be shredded, a shredder communicating with the hopper, and a holding space for shredded waste into which the shredder feeds shredded material. A bin lifting mechanism with at least one chain onto which a carriage is attached is mounted on a side of the vehicle. The carriage has an engagement mechanism for attaching a bin and the chain is movable by means of a drive mechanism from a lowered position, in which the carriage is adjacent the ground on which the vehicle is standing, and a raised position, in which the carriage is adjacent an inlet of the hopper and the contents of the bin are emptied into the hopper via the inlet. The carriage has a weight measuring mechanism such as a load cell incorporated therein to measure the weight of the bin when the bin is attached to the engagement mechanism. The system further has a weight indicating display, and also a electronic storage of the measured bin weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Shred-Tech Inc.
    Inventors: David Yamamoto, Peter Viveen
  • Patent number: 6585177
    Abstract: The data destruction machine is a desk-top, portable unit with a short (under 10 second) cycle time, pluggable into a wall outlet. Upon insertion of a disk (such as a CD or split DVD) into the machine, which is fully automatic, data is removed. The machine converts the data-storage layer into residue consistent with security destruction standards from which no data is retrievable. A single machine may be used for declassifying CDs and split DVDs. Splitting DVDs in preparation for inserting them into the data destruction machine may be accomplished quickly and simply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Inventor: Charles Castronovo
  • Publication number: 20030116664
    Abstract: True zero-clearance cutting on a commercial scale is provided via a cutting area including a sacrifice material that is relatively softer than the cutter. One example is a cutting system which is capable of cutting a material such as, for example, tape or paper, into a fiber or powder. The cutting system includes a cutting blade, typically a rotary cutter, and a sacrificial plate or round bar contacting the cutting blade. The contacting portion has a zero clearance during the cutting operation. A metering mechanism is also provided which is capable of metering the material at a predetermined rate to the cutting blade. A mechanism is also provided for incrementally moving the sacrificial blade towards the cutting blade to ensure that the zero clearance is maintained between the cutting blade and the sacrificial plate, even when the sacrificial plate begins to wear down due to usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventor: Charles A. Castronovo
  • Patent number: 6565022
    Abstract: An apparatus for and method of recycling the edge portion of a chopped strand mat are disclosed. The method includes the steps of trimming an edge portion of the chopped strand mat, transporting the edge portion to a shredder assembly, and shredding the edge portion into individual strands or filaments. The separated strands are introduced with new chopped strands into the chopped strand mat forming process. The apparatus for recycling the edge portion of the mat includes a shredder assembly for separating the edge portion into individual strands. The shredder assembly includes two pairs of rollers that engage the trimmed edge portion. The first and second pairs of rollers are driven at first and second rotational speeds, respectively. Preferably, the second speed is greater than the first speed. The mat is pinched between each pair of rollers and is thereby placed under tension due to the different rotational speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Owens Corning Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher James Clements
  • Publication number: 20030022091
    Abstract: A continuous crushing method including at least feeding a toner block into a crusher through a screw feeder thereof having a crushing capacity while cyclically increasing and decreasing a feeding amount of the toner block; and crushing the toner block to prepare a toner, in which the feeding amount of the toner block in the increasing cycle is larger than the crushing capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: Tomiaki Ito, Hidehiro Mochizuki
  • Publication number: 20020066814
    Abstract: A rubber waste disposal apparatus processing rubber waste such as an old tire efficiently includes a casing, a rubber waste deformation unit provided in the casing to subject rubber waste to deformation, and an ozone-containing gas supply unit supplying ozone-containing gas into the casing. The rubber waste deformation unit includes a pair of cylindrical rollers having a plurality of protrusions projecting outwards, capable of sandwiching rubber waste at the gap therebetween, and a distance setting unit that can set the distance of the gap between the cylindrical rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Nishioka, Kiyoshige Muraoka, Jun Nishibayashi
  • Publication number: 20020066813
    Abstract: Initial processing of used and manufacturing scrap asphalt shingle material includes (i) shredding the shingle material into pieces of a predetermined maximum size, (ii) separating the shredded material into (a) fine material and (b) course material, and (iii) forwarding the fine and course material to different finishing processes. The fine material comprises the smaller sized pieces of shredded shingle material and loose aggregate dislodged from the larger sized pieces during the shredding process. The course material comprises the larger flakes from the shredding process. The fine material is forwarded for finish processing such as into shaped products adapted to take advantage of the high aggregate content therein. The flakes are forward to finish processing such as into ground cover and/or erosion control products to take advantage of the larger size and low aggregate content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventor: Donald J. Mischo
  • Patent number: 6186079
    Abstract: In a delivery pipe for pulverized coal fines from a coal mill to a combustion chamber, a device for diffusing unevenly distributed coal flow evenly across the pipe. In a first form, the invention comprises a plurality of static, lateral, linear diffuser elements comprising rows of protrusions or teeth spaced laterally across the coal flow path in the pipe, preferably in a staggered and overlapping relationship. In a second form, the diffuser elements are rotatably mounted across the coal flow path in the pipe, and may be rotated at different speeds and in different directions. The diffuser elements spaced across the coal flow path in the pipe may be supplemented by peripherally-mounted diffuser elements at the inlet of that portion of the pipe or housing to provide an angled pre-diffusion of the coal flow from the sides of the pipe toward the lateral elements extending across the interior of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Sure Alloy Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Rickey E. Wark, John Anthony Nardi