Miscellaneous Patents (Class 241/301)
  • Patent number: 9375031
    Abstract: Method for making a fruit juice and a container for said juice having the steps of:—procuring a fruit (9) having an outer rind (91) and containing pulp (92) inside it, said rind (91) externally delimiting an imaginary internal space (94) containing said pulp (92);—making a first hole (93) through the rind (91);—inserting a tool (30) through the first hole (93) into said imaginary space (94);—moving said tool (30) relative to the pulp (92) within the imaginary space (94) transforming the pulp (92) at least partly into juice, said juice being positioned within the imaginary space (94) delimited by the rind (91), said rind (91) acting as a container for the juice;—extracting said tool (30), the juice being substantially inside the rind (91) during the step of extracting the tool (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Gian Piero Boccacci
  • Patent number: 9239132
    Abstract: A lubrication package for lubrication of paper shredders wherein a lubricant is sandwiched between two coversheets which are sealed together near their peripheral edges to contain the lubricant. When the package is inserted into an operating paper shredder, the coversheets are shredded and release the lubricant to lubricate the shredding mechanism. The lubricant is prevented from all migrating towards one of the peripheral edges by a plurality of interior seals that divide the package into several sub-regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventors: Tie Chun Wang, Herman Chang
  • Patent number: 9228924
    Abstract: Disclosed is a homogenizer comprising: a crushing part having a blender for crushing a tissue sample in a container; a rotation driver configured to rotate the blender in contact with the tissue sample; and an absorbing part for absorbing a pressure applied to the tissue sample, which is caused when the blender comes into contact with the tissue sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Jindo, Yoshinori Ooi, Shoichiro Asada, Daijyu Obinata
  • Publication number: 20150041578
    Abstract: A food processor feed tube assembly includes a first feed tube extension and a second feed tube extension telescopically and slidably received in the first feed tube extension. The second feed tube extension is configured to be movable from a retracted position in which the second feed tube extension is substantially entirely nested within the first feed tube extension, and an extended position in which the second feed tube extension is extended from the first feed tube extension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: KAM FAI FUNG, KIN MAN LAI
  • Publication number: 20150033529
    Abstract: A device and method for maintenance of a grinding mill. The device includes a movable maintenance tool for maintenance inside said grinding mill, and at least one attachment element adapted to be connected to a fixed point (P) in relation to said grinding mill for attaching said device to said fixed point (P).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Metso Minerals Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Charles Allen
  • Patent number: 8931147
    Abstract: A coffin for use in an alkaline hydrolysis processes described. The coffin comprises a dissolvable receptacle for a cadaver, the dissolvable receptacle being dissolvable in the alkaline hydrolysis process. A method of disposing of a cadaver is also described. The method includes the steps of placing the cadaver into a coffin comprising a dissolvable receptacle; placing the coffin in an alkaline hydrolysis unit; and adding water and a chemical into the alkaline hydrolysis unit with the cadaver, to break down the cadaver into a fluid component and a bone residue component and to dissolve the dissolvable receptacle of the coffin by alkaline hydrolysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Resomation Limited
    Inventor: Alexander Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20140367502
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for breaking mineral particles comprising suspending the particles in a liquid flowing in a conduction path, the liquid comprising a dielectric constant higher than the particles and wherein an electric voltage pulse is sent to electrodes to pass an electric field in the mineral particles with sufficient stress to fracture the mineral particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: William M. Moeny
  • Patent number: 8893992
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a fuel preparation system. The feedstock preparation system includes an acoustic chamber configured to receive a fuel and at least one acoustic wave generator configured to generate acoustic waves to at least partially break up the fuel in the acoustic chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Charles Martin Mitchell, Fredric S. Russ, Chris J. Villa, Steven Craig Russell
  • Publication number: 20140319258
    Abstract: Mounting blocks for attaching reducing elements to a rotary drum of a comminuting apparatus are disclosed. The mounting blocks may be mounted in multiple positions to vary the bite of the reducing elements of the rotary drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Keith Leon Roozeboom, Joseph Edward Breja
  • Patent number: 8840051
    Abstract: A method of reducing the size of material, such as rocks of mined ore, is disclosed. The method comprises comminuting and electro-fracturing rocks of the material and thereby reducing the rock size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Technological Resources Pty. Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Geoffrey Goodes, Grant Ashley Wellwood
  • Publication number: 20140231561
    Abstract: A bucket for crushing inert material comprising an outer casing and crushing means arranged in the casing for crushing the material, and additionally comprising a rotating tubular body, rotatable about an axis substantially parallel to a feed direction for the material and disposed upstream with respect to the crushing means in such a way that the material, before being sent to the crushing means, passes inside the rotating body in order to impart to it a rotational movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Guido Azzolin, Diego Azzolin
  • Patent number: 8746598
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for reusing materials and/or products according to which, in a first step, a series of electrical discharges are generated between at least two electrodes in a reactor containing an ambient liquid as well as the materials and/or products to be reused, in which the series of said electric discharges produces, due to the energy, the frequency of the electric discharges as well as the voltage between the electrodes and the switching time, a mechanical shock wave which propagates across the materials and/or products to be treated in the reactor, characterized in that after a first step of embrittlement by the mechanical shock wave thus produced, the products and/or materials are exposed to a series of electric discharges in which the energy, the voltage between the electrodes that generate said discharges, the switching time and the frequency of the discharges are selected so that said discharges perform selective fragmentation of the material by the effect of an electromagnetic
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Camille Campagnie d'Assistance Miniere et Industrielle
    Inventors: Abdelaziz Bentaj, Nadir Ouayahya, Jean Louis Clement, Jean Pierre Tutusaus
  • Publication number: 20140103156
    Abstract: A replaceable distributor plate, adapted for protecting a lower horizontal disc of a rotor of a vertical shaft impact crusher, includes a first portion of a bayonet joint, the first portion being adapted for cooperating with a second portion of the bayonet joint, the second portion being associated with the lower horizontal disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB
    Inventors: Rowan DALLIMORE, Knut KJAERRAN
  • Publication number: 20140008472
    Abstract: A method of preparing lignocellulosic fibre aggregates from a densified mass of lignocellulosic fibre, such as densified bales, for use in manufacturing high performance, recyclable and moldable lignocellulosic fibre and thermoplastic composites, or articles made of the high performance, recyclable and moldable lignocellulosic fibre and thermoplastic composites is provided. The method includes: (a) feeding densified forms of lignocellulosic fibre into a size reduction device; and size reducing the lignocellulosic fibres so as to produce dense lignocellulosic fibre aggregates having an average size profile suitable for use in manufacturing high performance, recyclable and moldable lignocellulosic fibre and thermoplastic composites, or articles made of the high performance, recyclable and moldable lignocellulosic fibre and thermoplastic composites. The density of the lignocellulosic fibre is generally maintained throughout the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Vincent Yan
  • Publication number: 20130277469
    Abstract: An adjusting apparatus of a feed opening of a crushing chamber of a crusher includes one or more adjusting parts arranged in connection with the feed opening, which one or more adjusting parts is/are movable during crushing for adjusting a flow area of material which is to be crushed and is flowing through the feed opening to the crushing chamber. The front edges of the adjusting parts form a unitary flow opening, the flow area of which is adjustable by moving one or more adjusting parts. An adjusting system includes the adjusting apparatus for a feed opening of a crushing chamber of a crusher. A method for adjusting a pressing crusher or a crushing plant suitable for mineral material crushing. A method for avoiding a start peak of a crusher. A method for limiting power intake and/or crushing pressure of a crusher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: METSO MINERALS, INC.
    Inventors: Keijo Viilo, Kimmo Anttila, Kari Kuvaja, Jouni Mahonen, Tero Onnela, Kari Peltomäki, Mika Peltonen, Tuomas Takalo
  • Patent number: 8544780
    Abstract: An output-side subassembly of a mill drive system is provided. The subassembly includes an output flange, connectable to a grinding dish, for absorbing forces occurring in a grinding process. Moreover, an annular basic element which is mountable on a foundation or carrier element is provided. For supporting the output flange, a plurality of axial plain bearing segments are arranged essentially equidistantly with respect to one another on the annular basic element. In this case, lubricating gaps are formed in each case between the output flange and the axial plain bearing segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernhard Hoffmann, Dirk Schroer
  • Patent number: 8490904
    Abstract: One aspect is a method of recovering minerals. The method includes heating aggregated minerals with microwave energy. The aggregated minerals consists of at least a first and a second mineral bound together, the first and second minerals each having different differential thermal expansion rates such that fractures occur between the minerals of the aggregated minerals. The fractured minerals are subjected to microwave heating to induce fractures between and separation of the at least first and second minerals, and also to ultrasound energy causing further size reduction. The fractured and size-reduced minerals are heated with microwave energy. The fractured and size-reduced minerals consist of metal-containing materials, such that metal-containing materials are heated to at least the melting temperature of one of the metals in the metal-containing materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Phoenix Environmental Reclamation
    Inventors: Gary M. Liubakka, Timothy L. Sullivan, Daniel E. Lamphere, Gary J. Corradi, Kendall J. Dykhuis
  • Patent number: 8485456
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignees: Nanotech Industries, Inc., Polymate, Ltd.
    Inventors: Igor Gryaznov, Stanislav Gryaznov, Ann Gryaznova, Oleg Figovsky
  • Patent number: 8459582
    Abstract: In a surface treating method of the present invention, a fluid suction passage 26 communicating with a fluid supply passage 25 via only a narrowed portion 27 is provided, so as to approximately concentrically surround the periphery of the fluid supply passage 25 having the narrowed portion 27 at one end thereof, and the sucking cavitation flow 5 is generated at the direct downstream of the narrowed portion 27, by sucking the processing fluid 8 into the fluid suction passage 26 using a suction pump 17, as well as a surface treating is performed on the treated surface 6a, by crushing the sucking cavitation flow 5 approximately perpendicular to the treated surface 6a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: National University Corporation Okayama University
    Inventors: Kazuhito Ohashi, Shinya Tsukamoto, Hiroyuki Hasegawa
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8434703
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for comminution of ore material includes a radio frequency multi-input, multimode processing resonant cavity arranged for radio frequency electromagnetic irradiation of a stream of ore material passing therethrough. A multi-input measurement resonant cavity, located upstream of the processing resonant cavity may be provided to determine an impedance of ore material to be irradiated in the processing resonant cavity. The radio frequency electrical field generated in the processing resonant cavity is matched to the determined impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: E2V Technologies (UK) Limited
    Inventor: Jan S. Przybyla
  • Publication number: 20130105608
    Abstract: A paper shredder includes a housing, cutters positioned in the housing, and a feeder base adapted to support a stack of paper. The feeder base includes a feeder slot. The feeder base further includes a first aperture on one side of the feeder slot, the first aperture providing a first communication pathway between a top surface of the feeder base and a waste area below the feeder base, and a second aperture on a same side of the feeder slot as the first aperture, the second aperture providing a second communication pathway between the top surface of the feeder base and the waste area below the feeder base. The first and second communication pathways are separated from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: ACCO UK LIMITED
    Inventor: ACCO UK Limited
  • Patent number: 8418943
    Abstract: A method for processing unseparated egg shells includes placing unseparated egg shells in a separation tank containing fluid, applying cavitation to the unseparated egg shells in the fluid to thereby separate the egg shell membranes from the egg shells, and recovering the egg shell membranes. An apparatus for processing unseparated egg shells includes a separation tank for holding a fluid, a recirculating loop operatively connected to the separation tank, and at least one submersible mixer in the recirculating loop to recirculate the fluid and egg shell membranes and egg shells within the fluid. The apparatus further includes a membrane collection conveyor for conveying egg shell membranes from the separation tank and a shell conveyor positioned beneath the separation tank for conveying egg shells away from the separation tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Biova, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Michael DeJong, Vladimir Vlad
  • Publication number: 20130001338
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus for detaching a frozen charge from an inner wall of a grinding pipe of a tube mill such as is used for grinding. The method includes controlling a driving device of the grinding pipe to detach a frozen charge from an inner wall of the grinding pipe, which driving device is operable to apply a driving torque to the grinding pipe. Controlling the driving device includes varying the driving torque applied to the grinding pipe around a predetermined reference level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Robert Keller, Patrick Meier
  • Patent number: 8333338
    Abstract: A device for the determination of the state of wear of comminuting tools a comminuting tool, a comminuting device with such a comminuting tool, and a corresponding method. A reference surface is provided on the comminuting tool, the surface from which the distance A0, A1 to the active edges of the comminuting tool can be determined. The degree of wear then results from a comparison of the original distance A0 in an unused comminuting tool with the distance A1 reduced due to wear after a certain period of use. The thereby achieved advantage is that the state of wear can be determined independent of the general wear of the comminuting device. A distortion of the measurement result caused by this is therefore ruled out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Pallman Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Hartmut Pallmann
  • Patent number: 8317115
    Abstract: The present invention is Micro-erosion Recovery System for separating recyclable tire materials (rubber, steel and fiber) and complying with quality standards governing the use of recovered tire materials. It is also a highly efficient apparatus and system for producing large amounts of high quality crumb rubber and steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Andy Butler, Devron Kobluk
  • Patent number: 8267335
    Abstract: One aspect is an ultrasonic crusher including a pipe system having at least one elutriator. A pump is configured to pump a slurry through the pipe system and the at least one elutriator. A first ultrasound sonotrode is configured proximate to the at least one elutriator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Phoenix Environmental Reclamation
    Inventors: Gary M. Liubakka, Timothy L. Sullivan, Daniel E. Lamphere, Gary J. Corradi, Kendall J. Dykhuis
  • Patent number: 8235319
    Abstract: An alkaline hydrolysis unit, and method of using the same to dispose of a cadaver, the alkaline hydrolysis unit comprising: a chamber for receiving a cadaver to be chemically decomposed, the chamber including a head-receiving part intended to receive the head of a cadaver; a recirculation pump fluidly connected to the chamber of the alkaline hydrolysis unit and adapted to recirculate fluids within the chamber; a head retaining means locatable in the chamber for retaining the head of the cadaver in the head-receiving part of the chamber; and at least one recirculation jet fluidly connected to the recirculation pump and positioned to aim fluid from the recirculation pump at the head-receiving part of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Alexander Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8231070
    Abstract: A device and method to provide a simplified wash process and controlled disintegration of a soft substance, such as a gel, are disclosed. In use, a block of, e.g., gel matrix is placed in the device and washed with a series of appropriate solutions to remove interfering contaminants. The washing liquid is removed through a deformable narrow opening in the bottom of the device, and, subsequently, the gel block is extruded through the deformable narrow opening, by a physical force, such as centrifugal force, a vacuum or positive pressure from a gas or liquid, etc., resulting in fragmentation of the gel block into a series of particles of similar size. The fragmentation of the gel results from shear forces exerted onto the gel block traveling through the deformable narrow opening in the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Northeastern University
    Inventors: Alexander Lazarev, Thomas Rejtar, Barry L. Karger
  • Patent number: 8220733
    Abstract: A water cooling paper shredder includes a power management unit; and a shredding mechanism. The shredding mechanism includes a motor, a conveying mechanism and a pair of shredding rollers, the motor being powered by the power management unit, torque of the motor being transferred by the conveying mechanism to the pair of the shredding rollers, thus causing shredding action of the shredding rollers. A heat dissipation device is provided on the motor to conduct heat outside of the motor itself. The temperature of the stator portion can be reduced effectively using water cooling technique and finally, causing temperature reduction within the motor. Therefore, the paper shredder can be cooled with high efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Fengqiang Zhong
  • Patent number: 8172163
    Abstract: This system and method for producing nanomaterials allows for the production of relatively high concentrations of nanoparticles with a minimum of expense, time and energy. Ultrasonic waves, produced at a power of approximately 50 W with a frequency of 26.23 kHz, are projected on a material sample while, simultaneously, a fluid stream jet is projected on the material sample. The ultrasonic waves, in the presence of the fluid jet, create cavities that explode at the surface of the solid material, leading to creation of cracks in the material surface. With the increase in the number of cracks in the material, the solid material erodes. The eroded material, which is on the nanometer scale, is collected on a suitable substrate, such as silicon. This method allows for the preparation of nanoparticles from any solid material, in particular very hard materials, such as diamond, silicon carbide and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz University
    Inventors: Soliman Mahmoud Soliman Abdalla, Fahad M. M. Al-Marzouki, Ali Mohamed Abdel-Daiem
  • Patent number: 8146850
    Abstract: The subject mater herein relates to coal mills and, more particularly, inferential pulverized fuel flow sensing and manipulation within a coal mill. Various embodiments provide systems, methods, and software to manipulate a primary air flow rate and a coal feed rate into a coal mill to produce a target pulverized fuel flow. Some embodiments include sensing a differential pressure between two or more locations within a coal mill to estimate a recirculated load of coal at one or more stages within the coal mill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Havlena, Jaroslav Pekar, Daniel Pachner
  • Patent number: 8138952
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sample holder having an insulation body (10; 50) and a first electrode (3; 33) and a second electrode (4; 34), wherein the first electrode (3; 33) and the second electrode (4; 34) project into the sample container (2; 32), the first electrode (3; 33) and the second electrode (4; 34) are connected to each other via the insulation body (10; 50), the sample container (2; 32) is filled with a dielectric liquid (5; 35), and the first electrode (3; 33) is assigned to a gas collection chamber (6; 36). The invention further relates to an assembly for the electrodynamic fragmentation of samples (38), having such a sample container (2; 32), a process container (22; 41), and means (24, 27; 39, 39.1, 39.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: selFrag AG
    Inventors: Reinhard Müller-Siebert, Christoph Anliker, Peter Hoppe, Josef Singer
  • Patent number: 8070083
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of processing logs by means of an apparatus comprising a transportation level in the advancing direction (P) of the logs, where they are arranged to be transported in a position perpendicular to their advancing direction (P), and where orifice members going therethrough and extending in the advancing direction (P) of the logs. In the method, at least two support member units spaced from each other are arranged below the transportation level whereby each support member unit comprises at least one elongated support member, which is arranged rotatably parallel to the transportation level and perpendicular to the advancing direction (P) and protruding therefrom, and said axis of rotation each support member unit is adapted so that when rotating, the support members protrude through the orifice members above the transportation level whereby the logs are received in one or more receiving spaces formed between the support members protruding above the transportation level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Andritz Oy
    Inventor: Pekka Kokko
  • Patent number: 8070078
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for crushing material, particularly mined material, are disclosed. In one embodiment two or more pairs of crushing rolls successively crush mined material. The pairs of crushing rolls are arranged and operated so that an upstream pair of rolls produces a feed, preferably a pressurized feed, for a downstream pair of rolls. In another embodiment, at least an upstream pair of rolls is driven intermittently, for example, by means of a stepping motor to provide stepped rotational movement of the rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Technological Resources Pty Limited
    Inventors: Richard Anthony Bearman, Robin John Batterham, Raymond Walter Shaw
  • Patent number: 8056844
    Abstract: A method for processing unseparated egg shells is provided. The method includes placing the unseparated egg shells in a fluid tank containing a fluid mixture, applying cavitation to the fluid mixture to thereby assist in separating the egg shell membranes from the egg shells, and recovering the egg shell membranes. Preferably, the fluid mixture is recirculated to thereby provide for continuous processing of unseparated egg shells. The method may further include drying the egg shell membranes to produce dried egg shell membranes which may then be vacuum packaged for storage and/or transport. The dried egg shell membranes may then be subjected to an extraction process for extracting at least one type of polypeptide from the egg shell membranes. Collagen, hyaluronic acid, or amino acids of interest may be extracted from the egg shell membrane and purified for numerous uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Biova, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Vladimir Vlad
  • Patent number: 8043496
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for extracting oil from algae comprises a disruptor (125) having a plurality of deflectors (220 and 225) against which a mixture of algae and water (100) is forcibly impacted upon the urging of a pump (115). The impacting of the algal cells against the deflectors ruptures their cell walls and liberates the lipids (oil) and other materials contained therein. A tank (130) collects the mixture and after a settling period, the mixture forms at least three layers comprising oil (155), water (160), and algal residue (165). The oil layer is removed through one or more conduits (177, 178) into a holding tank (185) for further refining and use. The water is discarded, and the biomass residue comprising algal cell walls and other non-oil components is removed to another holding container (199) from which it can be discarded or used as an agricultural fertilizer or the like. If desired, the residue can be further treated in order to scavenge any remaining oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Inventors: Peter Allen Schuh, Allen John Schuh
  • Patent number: 8025248
    Abstract: The invention is a detachable “blade foil” system for comminuting machines which employ a rotating turbine. The turbine blades are each endowed with a detachable leading edge which is shaped in an air foil configuration. These “blade foils” are penetrated by a vent chamber having an inlet port and an outlet port. The vent chambers aid in drying input material that is processed by a comminuting machine and also aid in reducing sound from the turbine. The configuration of the inventive blade foils also vary to aid in material drying. The configuration of the blade foils also define the level of particle size attributed to the processed output material. Hence by selecting particular blade foil configurations the operator can achieve different levels of material drying and differing output particle sizings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventors: David J. Nebel, Ernest R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8002209
    Abstract: A fragmentation system including a reaction vessel with processing fluid and fragmentation product and a pair of electrodes. Two respective ends of the pair of electrodes are arranged at a distance to each other inside the reaction vessel and can be admitted with pulsed high-voltage to grind the fragmentation product positioned in a reaction zone. The system also including a solid/fluid separation device, a suspension device to keep the fragmentation product continually suspended in the processing fluid, and a transfer device to transfer processing fluid and a first share of the fragmentation product out of the reaction vessel to the solid/fluid separation device. A second share of the fragmentation product returns to the reaction zone. The system includes at least one return-flow line coupled to the solid/fluid separation device and the reaction vessel to empty the processing fluid from the solid/fluid separation device into the reaction vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Frey, Ralf Strässner, Andreas Schormann, Kurt Giron, Harald Giese
  • Publication number: 20110186671
    Abstract: The invention discloses a water cooling paper shredder which includes a power management unit; and a shredding mechanism. The shredding mechanism comprises a motor, a conveying mechanism and a pair of shredding rollers, the motor being powered by the power management unit, torque of the motor being transferred by the conveying mechanism to the pair of the shredding rollers, thus causing shredding action of the shredding rollers. A heat dissipation device is provided on the motor to conduct heat outside of the motor itself. The temperature of the stator portion can be reduced effectively by means of water cooling and finally, causing temperature reduction within the motor. Therefore, the paper shredder can be cooled with high efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Fengqiang Zhong
  • Patent number: 7988077
    Abstract: A connecting apparatus adapted in a conjunctive structure is provided. The conjunctive structure comprises a baseboard, a peripheral element and a connecting apparatus. The connecting apparatus comprises at least one first connecting element and at least one second connecting element. The first connecting element is a magnetic element and is placed on one corner of the peripheral element. The second connecting element is placed around a hole of the baseboard, and the second connecting element comprises two adjacent magnetic elements with opposite polarity arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Chun-Wang Lin
  • Patent number: 7975940
    Abstract: A system for reducing the particle size of a pozzolan includes a thermal fracture system and a defracturing apparatus. The system is highly efficient at drying and heating a natural pozzolan having a natural distribution of particle sizes. The system can create a reduced-size pozzolanic material with a desired particle size and particle morphology. The system for reducing the particle size of a pozzolan includes a thermal fracture system for heating and thermally fracturing the pozzolan and a defracturing apparatus that agitates the thermally fractured pozzolan to break the thermally fractured pozzolan apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Staker & Parson Companies
    Inventor: Alan D. McKee
  • Patent number: 7959094
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a method and apparatus for breaking mineral particles comprising suspending the particles in a liquid flowing in a conduction path, the liquid comprising a dielectric constant higher than the particles and wherein an electric voltage pulse is sent to electrodes to pass an electric field in the mineral particles with sufficient stress to fracture the mineral particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Tetra Corporation
    Inventor: William M. Moeny
  • Patent number: 7954733
    Abstract: A method for processing unseparated egg shells is provided. The method includes placing the unseparated egg shells in a fluid tank containing a fluid mixture, applying cavitation to the fluid mixture to thereby assist in separating the egg shell membranes from the egg shells, and recovering the egg shell membranes. Preferably, the fluid mixture is recirculated to thereby provide for continuous processing of unseparated egg shells. The method may further include drying the egg shell membranes to produce dried egg shell membranes which may then be vacuum packaged for storage and/or transport. The dried egg shell membranes may then be subjected to an extraction process for extracting at least one type of polypeptide from the egg shell membranes. Collagen, hyaluronic acid, or amino acids of interest may be extracted from the egg shell membrane and purified for numerous uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Biova, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Vladimir Vlad
  • Patent number: 7938344
    Abstract: A to-be-treated body, which contains raw material particles 5 of a substance and with which a solvent 4 of a to-be-treated liquid 2 is made solid, is used, and a laser light source 10, which supplies a laser light of a predetermined wavelength to a treatment chamber 3 that contains the to-be-treated body, is provided to arrange a production apparatus 1A. The laser light from the laser light source 10 is illuminated onto the to-be-treated body to microparticulate the substance in solvent 4. As the to-be-treated body of solid form, a solidified body 6, with which water 4 is solidified by a cooling device 50 and the solidified state is maintained by a thermally insulating layer 30, may be used. Or, as the to-be-treated body, a gel body, with which the solvent is gelled, may be used. The substance can thereby microparticulated efficiently by photo-pulverization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
    Inventors: Tomonori Kawakami, Mitsuo Hiramatsu, Tokio Takagi
  • Patent number: 7905434
    Abstract: In order to manufacture the compound powder or the porous granulated substance in an efficient manner, a powder processing apparatus has an accumulating face on which the processing target powder is to be accumulated and a processing face disposed in opposition to the accumulating face and convexly curved, and a moving means for moving the accumulating face and the processing face along the accumulating face relative to each other. The apparatus comprises an excitement treatment means capable of applying an excitation energy to the processing target powder accumulated on the accumulating face from an excitation energy supplying portion disposed in opposition to the accumulating face or an oscillation means for oscillating the accumulating face or the processing face in a direction intersecting the accumulating face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Hosokawa Micron Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makio Naito, Hiroya Abe, Kiyoshi Nogi, Masuo Hosokawa, Takehisa Fukui, Masahiro Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 7905433
    Abstract: Systems and methods for fluidization of particle and/or powder systems with reduced generation of static electricity are disclosed. The systems/methods are particularly advantageous for fluidization of nanoparticle and/or nanopowder systems, where the generation and/or presence of static electricity is a significant fluidization issue. The systems and methods generally involve the addition of an alcohol or other solvent to a fluidization gas to be introduced to the fluidization chamber, e.g., by bubbling the fluidization gas through a volume of solvent/alcohol, to advantageously reduce the build up of electrostatic charge. Systems and methods for capturing in-situ images within a fluidized bed are also provided that involve reducing the electrostatic charges generated within the fluidized bed and introducing a particle vision and measurement (PVM) probe to the fluidized bed for image capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Robert Pfeffer, Jose A. Quevedo
  • Publication number: 20100308141
    Abstract: Grinding system (1) comprising a grinding mill (2) and a reload cartridge (3) containing a material to be ground (37) and adapted to be removably mounted on the grinding mill. The cartridge has a closure member (33) which is opened by an opening member (18) of the grinding mill when the cartridge is coupled to the grinding mill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: Francois Bich
    Inventor: Francois Bich
  • Publication number: 20100230521
    Abstract: The present invention is Micro-erosion Recovery System for separating recyclable tire materials (rubber, steel and fiber) and complying with quality standards governing the use of recovered tire materials. It is also a highly efficient apparatus and system for producing large amounts of high quality crumb rubber and steel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Andy Butler, Devron Kobluk
  • Patent number: 7793876
    Abstract: A lubricating pack specifically designed for paper shredders, including a piece of oiled paper saturated with lubricant placed between two jackets that are each provided at an inner layer thereof with an oil-seepage-proof film. The two jackets are then formed with a first seal sealed around their peripheries to form a lubricating pack having a laminating construction. The lubricating pack is fed into the paper shredder through a paper inlet to the paper shredder under auto mode to be shredded by the paper shredder. Accordingly, the cutting blades of the paper shredder would be able to contact the lubricant contained in the oiled paper during the process of shredding the lubricating pack, so as to provide lubrication between cutting blades of the paper shredder thereby extending the lifespan of the paper shredder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Michilin Prosperity Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tie Chun Wang