Combined Patents (Class 241/25)
  • Patent number: 9724704
    Abstract: A shredder includes a housing having a throat for receiving at least one article to be shredded, and a shredder mechanism received in the housing and including an electrically powered motor and cutter elements. The shredder also includes a detector that is configured to detect a thickness of the at least one article being received by the throat, and a controller that is configured to operate the motor to drive the cutter elements to shred the at least one article and to set a flutter threshold higher than the predetermined maximum thickness threshold, if the detected thickness is less than a predetermined maximum thickness threshold. The controller is also configured to thereafter continuously detect the thickness of the at least one article being inserted into a throat of the shredder; and to perform a predetermined operation responsive to the thickness detector detecting that the thickness of the at least one article is greater than the flutter threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: FELLOWES INC.
    Inventors: Tai Hoon K. Matlin, Michael Dale Jensen
  • Patent number: 9662660
    Abstract: A mobile sizer for an underground mining system includes drive treads, a sizer portion mounted on the drive treads, and a load bucket pivotably coupled to the sizer portion. The load bucket is sumped to remove material from the mine and pivotably swung to transfer removed material to the sizer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Joy MM Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph J. Zimmerman, Andrew W. Struthers
  • Patent number: 9656269
    Abstract: A wood chipper includes a frame, an infeed system, a rotatable cutting system, and at least one feed wheel disposed between the infeed system and the cutting system to feed wood material to the cutting system. The wood chipper also includes a winch which includes a winch line having a first end, and a collar disposed adjacent the first end of the winch line. The wood chipper further includes a detector adapted to detect a first and a second position of the winch line, wherein the detector is adapted to allow operation of the at least one feed wheel and prohibit operation of the winch when the first position of the winch line is detected, and to allow operation of the winch and allow operation of the at least one feed wheel in a predefined manner when the second position is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: BANDIT INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Kennedy, Scott R. Parks
  • Publication number: 20150102142
    Abstract: A safety and control system for a wood chipper includes a positional switch having at least a first and second position and a hydraulic valve adapted to provide hydraulic fluid to the feed wheel system thereby powering the feed wheel system when is a first position, and diverting hydraulic fluid to a reservoir, thereby removing power from the feed wheel system, when is a second position, whereby a the valve and the switch are operatively connected such that when the switch is the first position, the valve is in a first position and is adapted to send hydraulic fluid to the feed wheel system, and when the switch is in the second position, the valve is in a second position and is adapted to send hydraulic fluid to the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Richard S. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20150090188
    Abstract: The invention provides animal litters that have an increased absorption rate and methods of making and using such litters. The animal litters comprise one or more animal litter particles that have been produced by fragmenting extruded animal litter particles that have a film on the surface of the particle that adversely affects the absorption rate. The fragmenting exposes the interior of the extruded animal litter particles, which does not have this film, to the external environment and increases the absorption rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Dan Kenneth Dixon, Nathan Foster Huck
  • Publication number: 20150059746
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for making a pharmaceutical composition for pulmonary administration, the method comprising a step in which an inhalable pharmaceutically active material is acoustically blended in a resonant acoustic blender. The invention also relates to compositions for inhalation prepared by the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew Green
  • Publication number: 20150034745
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing electret fine particles or coarse powder that can be uniformly electrified and exhibits excellent electrophoretic properties. Specifically, the present invention relates to the production processes (1) and (2) below: (1) A process for producing electret fine particles, comprising emulsifying a fluorine-containing material that contains a vinylidene fluoride-hexafluoropropylene-tetrafluoroethylene terpolymer in a liquid that is incompatible with the fluorine-containing material to obtain emulsified particles; and subjecting the emulsified particles to electron ray irradiation, radial ray irradiation, or corona discharge treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: SAKURA COLOR PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomochika Yoshitsugi, Hiroshi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20150014453
    Abstract: The method of producing a colored powder of a polymeric material includes the steps of selecting a feedstock of said polymeric material, pulverizing said polymeric material in a pulverizer to produce a powder, moving the powder directly from the pulverizer to a mixer; spraying a liquid formulation including a colorant into the powder within the mixer, and mixing the liquid formulation and powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicants: COLORMATRIX GROUP, INC., REDUCTION ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Sly, Jim Mauri, Jeff Masar, Keith A. Bell
  • Publication number: 20150001450
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of crystallizing a semiconductor nanocrystal population including suspending the semiconductor nanocrystal population in a high boiling point solvent to form a solution and heating the solution to a temperature of approximately 100° C. to approximately 400° C. Further disclosed is a method of crystallizing a semiconductor nanocrystal population including drying the semiconductor nanocrystal population into a powder, placing the powder into a ball mill, and ball milling the powder for a duration of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Clinton T. Ballinger, Adam Z. Peng, Gregg Bosak, Bed Poudel, Susanthri Perera
  • Publication number: 20140306039
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for treating a plastic and/or paper waste material having steps including collecting a plastic and/or paper waste material, preferably paper, and highly preferably a release coated cellulose or polymeric sheet material. The material already includes a selected new-use additive preferably selected from flame retardant, hydrophobic material, pesticide, herbicides, minerals, nutrients, and/or mixtures thereof. The method includes the step of preparing the collected material by mixing, separating foreign bodies like metals, etc., and feeding it to a grinding station. The method also includes the step of, in one or several grinding stations, shredding and grinding the materials into small pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Eric Van Pottelbergh, Bart Verhasselt
  • Publication number: 20140291426
    Abstract: An individual frozen drink dispenser includes a bottom shelf configured to support a blender cup. The bottom shelf has a blender drive to drive the operation of blades provided in the blender cup. The dispenser further includes a dispensing chamber including a cartridge receptacle configured to receive a frozen beverage cartridge, and a dispense plunger. The dispenser further includes a water reservoir having a water pump to drive the movement of water from the water reservoir to the dispense plunger of the dispensing chamber and into the blender cup. A controller coupled to the blender drive, the dispenser plunger, and the water pump controls the operation of the individual frozen drink dispenser. Other embodiments of the dispenser and methods of dispensing frozen drinks are further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: J. Michael HERBERT
  • Publication number: 20140263772
    Abstract: A system for detecting a combustion-related condition in a pulverizer includes a pulverizer configured to receive coal chunks via an inlet, to grind the coal chunks into coal powder and to output the coal powder via an outlet. The system includes sensors configured to detect heat input characteristics supplied to the pulverizer and heat output characteristics emitted from the pulverizer. The system also includes a controller configured to determine, based on signals from the sensors, whether a combustion-related condition exists in the pulverizer based on a heat balance function including the heat input characteristics and the heat output characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: James P. Sutton, David C. Saunders, Rebecca Lynn Tobiasz, Gerald Chase
  • Publication number: 20140261899
    Abstract: Negative electrode compositions for use in a lithium-ion electrochemical cell are provided that has the formula, SixSnqMyCz, wherein q, x, y, and z represent mole fractions, q, x, and z are greater than zero and M is one or more transition metals. The provided electrode compositions are amorphous and can be made by sputtering or ball milling. Typically, 0.50?x?0.83, 0.02?y?0.10, 0.25?z?0.35, and 0.02?q?0.05. Electrodes made using the provided electrode compositions can include a binder than can be lithium polyacrylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Dinh B. Le, Jeffrey R. Dahn, Richard A. Dunlap, Mahdi Abdul Fattah Al-Maghrabi
  • Publication number: 20140263773
    Abstract: A shredder includes a cutting mechanism operable to shred material fed thereto. A controller is coupled to the cutting mechanism to control the on/off state and the direction of rotation of the cutting mechanism. An interactive user interface is coupled to the controller. The controller is configured to detect a jammed condition within the shredder and communicate a series of instructions to the interactive user interface to instruct the user how to clear the jam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Michael R. Barthel, Brad L. Schantz
  • Patent number: 8835351
    Abstract: An additive for hydroconversion processes includes a solid organic material having a particle size of between about 0.1 and about 2,000 ?m, a bulk density of between about 500 and about 2,000 kg/m3, a skeletal density of between about 1,000 and about 2,000 kg/m3 and a humidity of between 0 and about 5 wt %. Methods for preparation and use of the additive are also provided. By the use of the additive of the present invention, the hydroconversion process can be performed at high conversion level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Intevep, S.A.
    Inventors: Carlos Canelon, Angel Rivas, Omayra Delgado, Miguel Paiva, Giuseppe Di Sarli, Luis Zacaris
  • Patent number: 8820666
    Abstract: A method for processing a supply of post consumer scrap linear low density or low density polyethylene film into near-virgin quality blown film product. The method includes tearing the supply of film in a shredder, wherein the surface area of the film is exposed, including delaminating the film. The torn supply of film is washed in a water bath including a surfactant. The film is agitated in the bath containing the surfactant wherein contaminants on the film are removed from the film. The washed film is ground into smaller pieces and additional washing of the ground film in a rotating friction washer occurs wherein additional contaminants are removed from the film. The ground film is then dried and compacted without addition of water into granulated objects of near-virgin quality blown film product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Wisconsin Film & Bag, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Francis Kulesa, James J. Feeney, Richard Wayne Carlstedt, Daniel William Blake, Buckell Gary Hacker, Abby Marie Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140239099
    Abstract: The present invention is a processing device, such as a macerator for use in processing various types of food products, that includes an automatic adjustment mechanism for adjusting the position of a roller disposed within the macerator. The mechanism includes a controller operably connected to a motor that can move the roller within the macerator to vary the position of the roller with respect to another roller located in the macerator. Inputs to the controller are used to control the operation of the motor to move the roll into a desired configuration associated in a storage medium in the controller with a particular food product to be processed. The input to the controller can also be used to simultaneously adjust the position of other components of other processing devices in a food processing system, such as an injector to remove the need for individually adjust each device in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Wolf-Tec, Inc.
    Inventors: RALF LUDWIG, Richard Timperio
  • Publication number: 20140217206
    Abstract: A modular system and method for producing urea from bio-mass includes means and steps for “homogenizing” a biomass feedstock stream having components with different bulk density BTU content into a stream having a consistent bulk density BTU content. The steps include cleaning the incoming bio-mass feedstock stream to remove non-organic matter, blending the cleaned bio-mass feedstock stream to obtain a homogeneous blend having a consistent bulk density BTU content, and milling the homogeneous blend bio-mass feedstock stream to a predetermined size no greater than 12 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: 4A TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Terry R. Collins, James L. Simonton, Mario G. Beruvides, Jessie Lozada, Ernesto Iznaga
  • Publication number: 20140209719
    Abstract: A coal pulverizer monitoring system and method measures a displacement of wheels in a vertical roll wheel pulverizer using strain gauges bonded to tension rods in an ambient environment outside the hostile environment of the milling area of the pulverizer. Signals from the strain gauges reflecting strain on the tension rods are converted to a displacement of the wheels inside the pulverizer, and thus a coal bed height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Orlando Utilities Commission
    Inventor: Bradley J. Dunst
  • Patent number: 8764523
    Abstract: The present invention is a processing device, such as a macerator for use in processing various types of food products, that includes an automatic adjustment mechanism for adjusting the position of a roller disposed within the macerator. The mechanism includes a controller operably connected to a motor that can move the roller within the macerator to vary the position of the roller with respect to another roller located in the macerator. Inputs to the controller are used to control the operation of the motor to move the roll into a desired configuration associated in a storage medium in the controller with a particular food product to be processed. The input to the controller can also be used to simultaneously adjust the position of other components of other processing devices in a food processing system, such as an injector to remove the need for individually adjust each device in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Wolf-Tec, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralf Ludwig, Richard Timperio
  • Publication number: 20140158431
    Abstract: A method transferring drill cuttings, the method comprising transferring the drill cuttings from a pressurized transference device to a pressurized container; transferring the drill cuttings from the pressurized container to a land-based pit discharging station; and discharging the drill cuttings into the land-based pit discharging station. Also, a system for transferring drill cuttings while drilling, the system comprising a pressurized transfer device; a pressurized container in fluid communication with the pressurized transfer device; a conduit disposed between the pressurized transfer device and the pressurized container; and a land-based pit discharging station in fluid communication with the pressurized container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventors: Trey W. Anderson, Gary E. Fout, Gordon MacMillian Logan, John Koch
  • Publication number: 20140151474
    Abstract: A pulverizer 10 includes a journal assembly 19 with a grinding roller 18 that grinds solids in a grinding table 14. The oscillations of the journal assembly 19 are monitored by an angular displacement transducer (ADT) 32 that creates a composite signal. A controller 83 receives the composite signal from the ADT and compares it with known information of the pulverizer 10. It then identifies abnormal situations such as damage to a grinding roll 14, the grinding table 14, the spring assembly 20 and other parts of the pulverizer 10 before they cause major damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventor: Richard Brian Stone
  • Publication number: 20140127083
    Abstract: A method of treating tough inorganic fiber bundles including opening a plurality of the tough inorganic fiber bundles such that tough inorganic fibers can be dispersed in a liquid slurry to lay down a homogenous fiber aggregate, wherein the tough inorganic fibers have a crush settle volume of greater than 250 ml, optionally greater than 450 ml. Also, a method of treating tough inorganic fiber bundles including dispersing a plurality of the tough inorganic fiber bundles in a slurry with a dilution of about 0.1% to about 2%, optionally about 0.1% to about 1%, effective to lay down a homogenous fiber aggregate, wherein the tough inorganic fibers have a crush settle volume of greater than 250 ml, optionally greater than 450 ml.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Kelvin WEEKS, Adam Kelsall
  • Patent number: 8689840
    Abstract: Agglomerated fine solids, e.g., agglomerated pellets (2B), that are located within a restricted space or pinch point of a conveyance system (1), and that impede the free-flow of fine solids from one vessel (4) to another vessel (10), are detected and fragmented through the coordinated use of a flow detector (12), breaker plate (8) and press (6). The flow detector (12) senses an interruption or diminishment in the flow of the fine solids and signals and actuates the press (6) which in turn engages and fragments the agglomeration. The breaker plate (8) is sized and configured to trap major agglomerates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yongyong Yang, Ang Zhao, Shinichi Suzuki, Xiaohai Gong
  • Publication number: 20140086784
    Abstract: In a process for producing a lead-free sliding bearing material, a material which is based on copper and contains iron and phosphorous is atomized to form a powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Holger Schmitt, Daniel Meister
  • Patent number: 8668157
    Abstract: A layer (71), made from a material that is attracted by a magnet, is formed in at least part of a chamber component (70), which at least part makes in contact with a film forming material. A method for collecting a film forming material includes the steps of: (a) exfoliating an attachment (22) which has attached to a surface of the chamber component (70); and (b) collecting the attachment (22) by separating a fragment of the layer (71), which fragment has been exfoliated in the step (a), while causing the fragment to be attracted by a magnet (202a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tohru Sonoda, Shinichi Kawato, Satoshi Inoue, Satoshi Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20140060347
    Abstract: Universal Recycling Disposal Machine designed to recycle and dispose almost all daily Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW) that generated by homes, offices and public places which refer to trash/rubbish. Machine will maximize the delivery (Direct Delivery) of the clean materials (Recycled Materials) to re-production plants and minimize or eliminate the volume/weight of MSW which should be delivered to landfill. The main concept was to design a machine that can be fixed within every kitchen cabinet or kitchen area and to be used as a home appliance (Dimensions of machine are match with standard kitchen cabinet). Machine designed in a way to minimize the sound & dust pollution during recycling and disposal processes. All items after recycling will be washed and rinsed before storing in plastic bins. During disposal process, big particles of disposed items will be filtered to avoid drainage blockage and all FOG will be removed from water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Javad Sahebkar Yazdi
  • Patent number: 8646706
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for protecting aluminum nitride from moisture. At first, a mixing apparatus is provided. Aluminum nitride powder, calcium silicate, dodecylamine, a binding agent and an anhydrous solvent are mixed with one another by the mixing apparatus. The mixture is made into grains in a granulating process. The hydrophilism, thermal stability and thermal conductivity of the dodecylamine are used to make the grains moisture-proof and not vulnerable to deterioration. Thus, the stability of the aluminum nitride is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, Armaments, Bureau, Ministry of National Defense
    Inventors: Yang-Kuao Kuo, Chia-Yi Hsiang, Fu-Hsing Huang
  • Publication number: 20140038043
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a lithium transition metal silicate-type cathode active material that shows superior cycle characteristics, and shows little deterioration of discharge capacity even after repeated charge-and-discharge. In the present invention, a cathode active material that is expressed by the general formula Li2-yFe1-xMxSi1-yXyO4 (M=at least one transition metal selected from the group consisting of Mn, Ti, Cr, V, Ni, Co, Cu, Zn, Al, Ge, Zr, Mo, W; X=at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ti, Cr, V, Zr, Mo, W, P, B; 0?x<1, 0?y<0.25), and contains a lithium transition metal silicate, which comprises a mixed phase of an orthorhombic-type structure with a space group Pmn21 symmetry, and a monoclinic-type structure with a space group P21/n symmetry, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicants: THE FURUKAWA BATTERY CO., LTD., FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke HIRAYAMA, Michio OHKUBO, Yoshinori KAZAMA, Hidetoshi ABE, Miyu NEMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140037959
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polycrystalline silicon chunks which are cubic and have a metal content of less than 200 pptw and a dopant content of less than 50 ppta. Methods for producing polycrystalline silicon chunks, include the steps of providing a polycrystalline silicon rod, comminuting the polycrystalline silicon rod into cubic chunks, and cleaning the polycrystalline silicon chunks, wherein comminution takes place using a spiked-roll crusher having at least one spiked roll, the spiked roll including W2C phases or WC phases with 0.1-10% of a metal carbide selected from the group consisting of titanium carbide, chromium carbide, molybdenum carbide, vanadium carbide, and nickel carbide or consisting of steel with 1-25% W.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Hanns WOCHNER, Laszlo FABRY
  • Publication number: 20140027547
    Abstract: Operation of a cane preparation unit is disclosed which can include providing a working range for at least one operating variable for a plurality of carriers of a cane preparation unit, estimating energy consumed corresponding to a first plurality of set points for the at least one operating variable, selecting one or more first set points corresponding to reducing (e.g., minimizing) energy consumed for the at least one operating variable as use set points, and operating the cane preparation unit at the use set points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: ABB RESEARCH LTD
    Inventors: Arun Kumar M, Babji Buddhi Srinivasa, Abhijit Badwe
  • Publication number: 20140021276
    Abstract: A pill is divided using a pill splitter and crusher device having a first member coupled to a second member. The first member comprises a pill-receiving cavity and the second member comprises a blade and an anvil. In some contemplated embodiments, the anvil is configured to crush a pill placed within the cavity and the blade is configured to split the pill within the cavity. Furthermore, the anvil is coupled to the second member, such that the anvil could move from a crushing position to a non-crushing position, which allows for crushing and splitting of the pill, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: KINN, INC.
    Inventors: Allen Chandler Young, Chi Hung Cao, Alexander James McKinnon
  • Patent number: 8632025
    Abstract: A stream of ground particles is characterized by irradiating it with electromagnetic radiation and detecting electromagnetic radiation emitted from the irradiated particles. The detecting system includes an imaging system and a color image sensor for imaging the particles by way of the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the particles. The color image sensor has sensor image elements for spectrally selective detection of the electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Bühler AG
    Inventors: Dario Pierri, Martin Heine, Urs Dübendorfer
  • Patent number: 8567702
    Abstract: A method for processing a supply of post consumer scrap linear low density or low density polyethylene film into near-virgin quality blown film product. The method includes tearing the supply of film in a shredder, wherein the surface area of the film is exposed, including delaminating the film. The torn supply of film is washed in a water bath including a surfactant. The film is agitated in the bath containing the surfactant wherein contaminants on the film are removed from the film. The washed film is ground into smaller pieces and additional washing of the ground film in a rotating friction washer occurs wherein additional contaminants are removed from the film. The ground film is then dried and compacted without addition of water into granulated objects of near-virgin quality blown film product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Wisconsin Film & Bag, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Francis Kulesa, James J. Feeney, Richard Wayne Carlstedt, Daniel William Blake, Buckell Gary Hacker
  • Publication number: 20130277467
    Abstract: A test device for a roller crusher of the type which comprises a pair of crushing rolls rotating in opposite directions for crushing or pulverizing materials comprises a first sector shaped roll part having a first crushing surface and which is rotatably mounted so that the first crushing surface forms one side of a gap through which materials is fed, a second sector shaped roll part having a second crushing surface and which is rotatably mounted so that the second crushing surface forms the other side of the gap, and a sensor arrangement arranged to sense at least one property of the interaction between the materials fed through the gap and the test device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: METSO BRASIL INDUSTRIA E COMERCIO LTDA
    Inventor: Andrzej Niklewski
  • Publication number: 20130270374
    Abstract: An under-sink waste processing appliance includes a waste separator which extracts liquid from organic waste and passes such extracted liquid to a residential drain line. The remaining solid, in the form of organic pulp, is dried in a dryer and deposited in a removable collection receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: SCOTT J. CERU, ANDREW DEAKIN, SUZANNE G. HOWARD, MARTIN J. KAY, PETER RIERING-CZEKALLA, ALTAY J. SENDIL, CASEY J. TUBMAN
  • Publication number: 20130270373
    Abstract: This invention relates to the art of methods and apparatuses for grinding various materials into smaller particles; particularly, to those known in the art as pulverizing systems and devices. This invention provides methods and apparatuses for an improved disc mill assembly that utilizes a tapered flywheel and water jacket in conjunction with planar grinding disk cutting devices to create a tapered grinding channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Reduction Engineering, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8544773
    Abstract: Fibrous materials, compositions that include fibrous materials, and uses of the fibrous materials and compositions are disclosed. For example, the fibrous materials can be operated on by a microorganism to produce ethanol or a by-product, such as a protein or lignin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Xyleco, Inc.
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Publication number: 20130214070
    Abstract: A refrigeration device includes an actuating element, and an ice crusher which is activated by the actuating element and configured to crush ice for a period of time during which the actuating element is actuated. The ice crusher is configured to release the crushed ice after actuation of the actuating element has concluded or after a preselectable period of time has elapsed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: BSH BOSCH UND SIEMENS HAUSGERATE GMBH
    Inventors: Lhassan Ahmadi, Eugen Gaplikow, Jose Manuel Lamuela Rosano, Gerald Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20130214068
    Abstract: A shredder has a first plate and a second plate. The first plate is mounted in a housing. The plates each have on one of their faces a number of teeth. The first plate and the second plate are relatively rotated for interdigitating their teeth and shredding vegetative material placed between the plates. The shredded vegetative material is delivered through holes in the first plate to a weighing device in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Joshua Camitta
  • Publication number: 20130214069
    Abstract: An assembly is provided for receiving characteristic data of a mill including a rotating mill sleeve having rotor coils and a stator having stator coils, wherein oscillations of the mill sleeve are transmitted to stator coils and/or measurement coils on the stator. The assembly may include stator coil(s) configured to tap power supply induction voltages to detect oscillations of the mill sleeve, wherein the stator coil(s) and/or measurement coil(s) designed to tap induction voltages are positioned in a sector of the mill sleeve in which large oscillations are expected based on the scale of the mill sleeve. Further, a method includes determining the induction voltage induced on stator coil(s) and/or measurement coil(s) by tapping at least one stator coil power supply and/or by tapping at least one measurement coil, and deriving status variable(s) of a milling method that reflect the fill level status in the sector of the respective coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Harald Held, Michael Metzger, Florian Steinke
  • Patent number: 8511591
    Abstract: A system and method for extracting an inner layer (e.g., an inner gypsum layer) from a multi-layered construction panel (e.g., gypsum board, plaster board, drywall, etc.) and utilizing the extracted layer to construct a recycled construction panel is presented. In particular, the present invention comprises an extraction assembly structured to cut or otherwise remove the outer, paper layers from the construction panel, leaving the inner, gypsum layer. The inner layer is then fed into a crashing assembly structured to break the layer into a plurality of pieces. The plurality of pieces are transported or fed into a milling assembly where a smaller or powdery substance is obtained. From that substance, a new construction panel (or inner, gypsum layer) can be constructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: SDF Recycling, LLC.
    Inventors: Diego Loreggia, Fabrizio Donnola
  • Publication number: 20130209001
    Abstract: A method for handling broken piece includes (1) providing a broken piece handling bag made of Kevlar fibers and having a body that forms an opening and a fastening cable; (2) putting the bag over a portion of a broken glass piece; (3) tying up the fastening cable of the bag; (4) using a clip to clamp a portion of the bag corresponding to the opening so as to fix the bag to the broken glass piece; (5) smashing the portion of the broken glass piece that is received in the bag and allowing the smashed chips of the portion of the broken glass piece to remain in the bag; and (6) repeating steps (2) to (5) until the broken glass piece is completely smashed and received in the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. LTD.
    Inventor: HongTao Deng
  • Publication number: 20130202758
    Abstract: Potassium bicarbonate is coated with an anionic or amphoteric surfactant, which is preferably a metal soap, such as calcium stearate, to inhibit caking on storage, and premature loss of carbon dioxide when mixed with acidulant, e.g. in a baking powder or self-raising flour blend. Loss of carbon dioxide in the blend may be further inhibited by coating the acidulant with surfactant. Combination of surfactant coating with an inorganic anti-caking agent such as silicon dioxide gives synergistic protection against caking of the potassium bicarbonate. Preferably the bicarbonate has D50 of between 35 and 200? and is free from particles greater than 400?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: KUDOS BLENDS LTD.
    Inventors: Daniel James Brown, Diana Jordan
  • Publication number: 20130200184
    Abstract: A document shredder with a motor, a cutting unit, and a motor control, wherein the motor control may start, stop and reverse the motor. The motor control may limit the maximally allowed load of the motor to a predetermined load limit value. In case the motor reaches the maximally allowed load limit value, the load limit value may be increased for a predetermined time, either manually or automatically. In this way a short overload does not lead to a paper jam and the shredder does not have to be reversed, which may cause a paper mess in the workplace. The motor may be a direct current motor and/or a series motor, so that the load limit value may be defined by a maximally allowable motor current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Hermann Schwelling
  • Publication number: 20130199949
    Abstract: An improved hand operated citrus press is provided in direct operational combination with a liquid drinking vessel. The citrus press is provided removably connected to, and in fluid communication with, the liquid drinking vessel. The fluid contained within the drinking vessel can be infused with the essences from the ground or comminuted fruit from the citrus press. The fluid communication between the comminuting volume of the citrus press grinder assembly and the container allows these all natural ingredients to steep directly with the beverage, creating refreshingly flavored drinks that are as rich and natural in nutrients as its ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Joshua A. Lefkovitz
  • Publication number: 20130200183
    Abstract: An improved hand grinding essence extractor in combination with a liquid container for the direct blending of freshly extracted edible and aromatic oils and such is provided. A hand grinding essence extractor and liquid container combination is provided in which a grinder assembly is removably connected to, and in fluid communication with, a liquid dispensing container. The container is operatively connected to a the grinder assembly such that it is removably connects to the liquid dispensing container, as well as in fluid communication with the liquid volume. Placement of the grinder assembly at the top, middle, or any specific orientation or configuration should be equivalent, given the fluid communication between the comminuted foodstuff and the liquid volume such that the extraction of edible and aromatic oils can directly blend with any liquid contents of the volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Joshua A. Lefkovitz
  • Publication number: 20130187296
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a method for producing a resin compact containing an epoxy resin, a curing agent, a curing accelerator and an inorganic filler. The method includes a kneading and crushing process for preparing a first powder material obtained by mixing, heat-melting, kneading and crushing a first component containing the epoxy resin and the curing agent and the inorganic filler, but not containing the curing accelerator; a pulverizing process for preparing a second powder material obtained by pulverizing a second component containing the curing accelerator; a mixing process for preparing a resin composition by dispersing and mixing the first powder material and the second powder material; and a molding process for obtaining the resin compact by compression-molding the resin composition. This makes it possible to obtain a resin compact (particularly, a resin compact for encapsulation) having superior long term storage stability at room temperature, good curable property and fluidity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO BAKELITE COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Hiroshi Utsugi
  • Publication number: 20130175372
    Abstract: The present invention discloses 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 invention enables faster and safer production of plant material than prior plant processing machines. The apparatus employs an original 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 the unwanted plant material off and then collect this debris though a novel vacuum manifold into a waste collection device. The cutting interface between the slotted drum and the cutting reel is adjustable to keep the distance between the two between 0.002 and 0.006 inches for a very sharp and clean cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: MOSMAN MACHINERY COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: MOSMAN MACHINERY COMPANY, INC.
  • Patent number: RE45290
    Abstract: Clean glass particles are produced from post-consumer mixed glass and like waste streams by a series of pulverizing, size- and material-based separation, ozonation, drying, sizing, and paper fluff removal steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Glass Processing Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Cynthia Andela