Including Means Applying Fluid To Material Patents (Class 241/38)
  • Publication number: 20150122919
    Abstract: A shredder comprises one or more nozzle assemblies each including an elastic element configured to work in conjunction with the nozzle and the nozzle housing such that the nozzle is held in the home position when in an unloaded rest condition and as a result of an impact temporarily moves in the direction of the impact position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Nicolas Aurele Luc Malfait, Mirko Savic
  • Patent number: 8980060
    Abstract: A biomass hydrothermal decomposition apparatus includes, a biomass feeder (31) that feeds biomass material (11) under normal pressure to under increased pressure, a hydrothermal decomposition device (42A) that allows the fed biomass material (11) to be gradually moved inside a device main body (42A) from either end thereof in a consolidated condition, and also allows hot compressed water (15) to be fed from an other end of a feed section for the biomass material into the main body (42A), so as to cause the biomass material (11) and the hot compressed water (15) to countercurrently contact with each other and undergo hydrothermal decomposition, and that elutes a lignin component and a hemicellulose component into the hot compressed water, so as to separate the lignin component and the hemicellulose component from the biomass material (11); and a biomass discharger (51) that discharges, from the side where the hot compressed water is fed into the device main body, a biomass solid residue (17) under increased pr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Isao Ishida, Seiichi Terakura, Hideo Suzuki, Seiji Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20150060582
    Abstract: A separation apparatus for separating minerals or other particulate matter, including a housing, a particulate inlet, a fluid inlet and an outlet. The separation apparatus separates the minerals or other particulate matter, based on density. This is achieved by ingressing a fluid into the fluid inlet to create appropriate fluidization of the particulate matter within the housing. Low density material may typically be extracted from an upper end of the housing, whilst higher density material may be typically extracted from a lower end of the housing. The invention is particularly useful for separating minerals such as coal from impurities such as silica and pyrites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Rodney Truce, Jian Ning Zhu, Francis Hugh Kidman
  • Publication number: 20140353411
    Abstract: An air flow control arrangement for a pulverizer includes an inner ring segment, an outer ring segment, a plurality of vanes, and a plurality of vanes. The inner and outer ring segments are adaptably configured in a spaced relation to each other. Further, the plurality of vanes is spaced apartly arranged between the inner and outer ring segments to form flow ducts. Furthermore, each wingtip of the plurality of wingtip is detachably attached to a respective vane of the plurality of vanes to be adaptably replaceable or changeable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Paul M. Colson
  • Publication number: 20140326809
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for disintegrating a recyclable item in a material-selective manner and using the electrohydraulic effect, an electric discharge being generated, in a container filled with a liquid, using a pulsed current source and within an underwater spark gab between a container base-side electrode and at least one container cover-side electrode that points towards the first electrode, with electric discharge having an average field strength of less than or equal to 5 kV/mm and a pulse or discharge energy of greater than 10 J, and being generated at least substantially in the liquid. In the container, the recyclable item lies partially in the underwater spark gab on the container base-side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: ADENSIS GMBH
    Inventors: Tim Müller, Leonid Gelfond, Stefan Eisert
  • Patent number: 8844848
    Abstract: A waste disposal apparatus, for disposing of waste materials using aerobic decomposition, includes a decomposition chamber having a waste inlet for receiving waste materials, and a closure member for closing the inlet and sealing the decomposition chamber. The apparatus includes a stirrer for stirring waste materials in the chamber, and a waste outlet for discharging waste materials from the chamber after aerobic decomposition thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Sage-Passant
  • Publication number: 20140263776
    Abstract: The present invention relates, to a device for conditioning as granules a composition formulated from organic and mineral raw materials, characterized in that it comprises a rotary tank with a hyperbolic or exponential wall receiving the bulk raw materials in the upper portion, at least one set of blades ensuring the mixing and milling of said materials inside the tank and a helical groove borne by the wall of said tank and ensuring together delivery by centrifugation and guiding of the mixture from the low portion of the tank to its upper portion and gradual agglomeration of said materials in granules, on the one hand and, to a method for conditioning said composition by means of said device, on the other hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Eco-Care Holding SA
    Inventor: Francesco Bottura
  • Publication number: 20140252146
    Abstract: A blender is adapted to process and heat food products. The blender includes a base and a container coupled with the base. Disposed in the container is a work area and a processor component adapted to process food products. Disposed within the processor component is a fluid conduit through which steam may pass. The fluid conduit includes at least one outer wall and an interior lumen. The outer wall of the fluid conduit is separated from an inner wall of the processor component by a gap. The gap is in fluid communication with the work chamber. Disposed in the base is a reservoir (adapted to hold one or more fluids, e.g., water), which is in fluid communication with the interior lumen of the fluid conduit of the container. Steam formed in the reservoir passes from the reservoir into the work chamber by way of the interior lumen and the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: David M. Audette, Brian R. McGee
  • Publication number: 20140209713
    Abstract: A debris grinder interfaces directly with a typical roll-off container and a typical roll-off truck. By interfacing to the roll-off container, there is no need to feed waste by hand—an operation that is often dangerous to those operating the equipment. By interfacing with a typical roll-off truck, the debris grinder becomes mobile for spreading of the ground debris into the soil around the construction site. The debris grinder includes a skid portion for supporting and holding the roll-off container, a grinder portion for grinding debris from the roll-off container and depositing the ground-up debris onto the soil at the job site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Paul J. Simon, Matthew C. Ruthig
  • Publication number: 20140208815
    Abstract: A system and method for providing fertilizer for crop production in an aqueous solution comprising nano-sized fertilizer particles, which are free of any chemical side chain and free any micelle to protect the nano-sized particle from re-agglomeration, suspended therein for improved uptake by the population of the crop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: James Parker Kaiser, II
  • Publication number: 20140209724
    Abstract: A nut butter maker of the type used in the home in the nature of a small electrical appliance with a motor which rotates a grinding unit for grinding chopped nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts so as to have a butter like consistency. An integrated oil dispenser is insertable into a sleeve with a stirrer at its end so that oil can be dispensed onto the nuts as they are being ground. The stirrer is rotated to dislodge nuts so that they are directed onto the grinding unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Gregg Bond, Edward E. Boughton, III
  • Publication number: 20140175197
    Abstract: A system and method for processing objects having contaminating particles includes the steps of shredding the objects in a shredding chamber to form a plurality of shredded fragments, wherein the shredding chamber is arranged to be substantially combustion resistant, and removing the contaminating particles from the plurality of shredded fragments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Lei Zhang, Ming-Tong Wang
  • Patent number: 8747771
    Abstract: A pressure vessel and a drum rotatably arranged inside which has an inner space for material that is introduced into the pressure vessel. In various embodiments, a drive mechanism rotates the drum in relation to the pressure vessel. The drive mechanism can include a motor that can be located inside the pressure vessel in an interspace between the drum and the pressure vessel. Some embodiments include a door to close an opening of the pressure vessel and a part of the door can extend into an open end of the drum when the door is closed to keep the material in the drum and out of the interspace. In particular embodiments, a steam supply conduit extends into the drum at the closed end of the pressure vessel. In some embodiments, a helical agitation blade in the drum moves the material away from or toward the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sanciflex AB
    Inventors: Per-Arne Froderberg, Melvin R. Madeley, Anna-Lena Seedhill
  • Publication number: 20140151477
    Abstract: The invention relates to the devices for dry and wet fine and ultrafine grinding in a wide range of materials, including organic and cellulose-containing, in a mill with a fixed body and can be used in powder metallurgy, radiochemical, medical, agricultural and other industries. The mill comprises a body having oppositely charge and discharge pipes, the rotor in form of a disc with grinding elements, mounted on a drive shaft within the body with clearance relative to its lateral surface. Body is freely oriented in the diametric plane of the axis of rotation of the rotor with the possibility of its fixing in the shifted position. Rotor from the side of discharge pipe has blades that perform the functions of the classifier. Charge pipe is equipped with a device to control a supply of air or water to the central part of the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Aleksandr Leont'evich Alekseev
  • Patent number: 8721987
    Abstract: A system for disinfecting regulated refuse using steam disinfection used a refuse container where the regulated refuse is deposited. Temperature sensors are positioned below and above the refuse to detect the temperature of the disinfecting process, while a recording device operationally connected to the temperature sensors creates an identifying chart, which provides for identification of the time and temperature of processing, origin of the regulated refuse, as well as date and location of the processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Robert DeFraites
  • Publication number: 20140117124
    Abstract: A machine is employed for recovering heavy metals and precious or semi precious minerals, such as gold, copper, lead, diamonds, and garnets from placer, or hard rock ore. The machine employs a cylindrical, annular outer drum mounted for rotation at an inclination to the horizontal and including at least one spiral vane extending the length of its inner surface. A cylindrical, annular inner barrel is mounted within the drum and has an upper fragmentation section, an intermediate screened section, and a lower discharge section. A spray of water is directed into the inner barrel and a water spray bar is located in the annulus between the inner barrel and the outer drum. A fine sluice box is located to receive under one-quarter material input from a side trommel and a coarse sluice box located to receive discharge from the side trommel and discharge from the fine sluice box. The sluice box includes a plurality of landings, matting and screens upon which heavy materials, such as gold or precious stones, collect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Raymond Brosseuk
  • Publication number: 20140044485
    Abstract: A system includes a conveyor providing an agricultural grade gypsum, a pump providing a fluid, a mixing device configured to mix the agricultural grade gypsum provided by the conveyor with the fluid provided by the pump to produce a gypsum slurry, and a slurry pump configured to pump the gypsum slurry from the mixing device to a storage tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Enviro Water Minerals Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Steven Wallace
  • Publication number: 20130341440
    Abstract: A water-powered fish carcass disposal system that floats in a body of water, grinds fish carcasses into pieces having a desired size, and returns the pieces of the ground fish carcasses into the body of water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Alexandra Elizabeth West
  • Publication number: 20130341443
    Abstract: A modular supplement beverage container for storing and mixing a powder supplement and a liquid includes a lid that is removably connected to an upper chamber, and a filter that is removably disposed between the upper chamber and a lower chamber. The filter including a plurality of cutters for breaking clumps of supplements into a fine powder, and the lid including a spout. Each of the lid, upper chamber, filter and lower chamber including threaded elements for securing the elements together in a removable and watertight manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Zach Stephenson
  • Publication number: 20130313343
    Abstract: A system and process for separating plastic material from aggregate material. The system and process may utilize airflow through a venturi to dry the plastic and aggregate materials. The plastic particles may then be electrically charged and collected by a grounded drum. In some instances, the separated plastic may then be further processed, for example to produce energy sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Levi New
  • Publication number: 20130313344
    Abstract: Collected roofing waste, derived on-stream of old roof renovation process, exposure cold grinding with sequential separation to extract layers of bitumen from old roofing membrane. Extracted bitumen layers in crumbs are subjected to thermo dehydration and recovering by injection of volatile and modifier compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Yuriy Nykulin, Yulia Gordeeva, Vyacheslav Zheleznyakov
  • Publication number: 20130306763
    Abstract: A system for shredding medical waste, the system comprising a medical waste treating chamber (4) being an interior of an enclosure disposed within an environment which is not to be polluted, a motor (11a), a shredder (2) seated in the chamber and including a motor-driven shaft (17) and blades rotated by the shaft, the shaft (17) extending through the enclosure thereby to define an interface between the waste treating chamber (4) and the environment, and interface seal apparatus (101) preventing leakage of at least fluids from the medical waste treating chamber into the environment, via the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Itzhak Carmel
  • Publication number: 20130277464
    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: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Charles Martin Mitchell, Fredric S. Russ, Chris J. Villa, Steven Craig Russell
  • Patent number: 8550698
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enhancing fluidization of nanoparticle and/or nanoagglomerates and for mixing and blending nanoparticle/nanoagglomerate systems at the nanoscale are provided. A fluidization chamber is provided with a fluidizing medium (e.g., a fluidizing gas) directed in a first fluidizing direction, e.g., upward into and through a bed containing a volume of nanoparticles and/or nanopowders. A second source of air/gas flow is provided with respect to the fluidization chamber, the secondary air/gas flow generally being oppositely (or substantially oppositely) directed relative to the fluidizing medium. Turbulence created by the secondary gas flow, e.g., a jet from a micro jet nozzle, is advantageously effective to aerate the agglomerates and the shear generated by the jet is advantageously effective to break apart nanoagglomerates and/or reduce the tendency for nanoagglomerates to form or reform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignees: Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH, New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Robert Pfeffer, Jose A. Quevedo, Juergen Flesch
  • Publication number: 20130233953
    Abstract: The agitator ball mill according to the invention for grinding dry or non-dry substances is provided with a grinding container. The grinding container is provided with an inlet for the material to be ground, a fluid inlet and a material outlet, wherein the outlet region is provided with a screen. Running in the centre or in the vicinity of the centre of the grinding container is an agitator shaft, on which a plurality of grinding elements are disposed. The grinding container is at least partially filled with auxiliary grinding bodies. A first cage is assigned to the inlet region of the agitator ball mill and a second cage to the outlet region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Udo Enderle
  • Patent number: 8512689
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to a mixture that can facilitate preservation of animal scent, such as, e.g., doe pee; as well as to an apparatus and method for creating the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Mickey McArthur Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8506899
    Abstract: Disinfection of waste can be carried out by applying sufficient vacuum to suck waste pieces through a processing system, the vacuum creating a wind inside the system that sweeps up the waste pieces, suspends them in air, and keeps them separate from one another, thereby exposing substantially all surfaces of the waste pieces to the sprayed disinfectant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Infection Management, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert D. Kodis
  • Publication number: 20130181077
    Abstract: A concentrator device for recovering lead, gold or other heavier matter from soil, gravel or another substrates. The concentrator may have an inner cylinder with screens and an outer cylinder with baffles. Various baffle arrangements are disclosed. A variable speed motor may drive rotation of the outer cylinder and a pre-processing hopper may be used to break up input soil. The hopper may include mechanical and/or water based components to separate the recovery object from the substrate it is in. Various screen configurations for the inner cylinder are disclosed, as are related aspects of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Darrell L. Harris, Jerry E. Marks
  • Publication number: 20130126647
    Abstract: A comminution reactor includes an inlet chamber, one or more processing chambers, and a discharge chamber. Each chamber includes a rotor, and the chambers are separated by split divider plates. The reactor is designed with assemblies comprising portions of the reactor walls and divider plates which rotate open to allow access to the inside of the reactor, including the shaft and attached rotors. The design of the rotors and vortex generators on the reactor walls direct the flow, optimize comminution, and minimize wear on the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Charles Allen Arnold, Eric Lundgren
  • Publication number: 20130123747
    Abstract: A device and a method for preparing adipose tissue for transplantation from lobular fat extracted, for instance by liposuction, the fat including a fluid component that have an oily component, a blood component and/or sterile solutions, and a solid component including cell fragments, cells and one or more cell macroagglomerates of heterogeneous size, wherein the device includes at least one washing and separating container having a washing chamber, the container has an inlet and an outlet for the liposuctioned material to enter the washing chamber through the inlet and for at least part of the material to exit the washing chamber through the outlet, the washing chamber including stirring means for forming an emulsion of fluid components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Carlo Tremolada
  • Publication number: 20130112786
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and a process for manufacturing cell culture media. A specific cooling in combination with a certain type of mill lead to a production process that reduces decrease in the performance of the culture media. Preferably, the process is run continuously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen Bausch, Joerg von Hagen, Tanino Scaramuzza
  • Patent number: 8431085
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating material includes a pressure vessel and an agitation device for agitating the material received in the pressure vessel. The agitation device may include a drum which may be rotatably arranged inside the pressure vessel and which has an inner space for receiving the material that is introduced into the pressure vessel. The agitation device may include one or more agitation blades mounted in the drum so as to act on the material received in the inner space of the drum as the drum rotates in relation to the pressure vessel. A drive mechanism may rotate the drum in relation to the pressure vessel. Waste, such as garbage, may be treated with steam and pressure using the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Sanciflex AB
    Inventors: Per-Arne Fröderberg, Melvin R. Madeley, Anna-Lena Seedhill
  • Patent number: 8404191
    Abstract: Biowaste sterilizers are described. In one implementation an exemplary system has waste transport vessels that can be intermittently heated and pressurized, for example, with steam, and are interconnected to provide multiple sterilization pathways for waste as the waste is transported. Selected sterilization pathways may depend on attributes of the waste. Sterilization factors, such as mechanical shredding, application of steam, application of pressure, maintenance of temperature, separation of liquid, etc., are integrated into the waste transport features of the system, which can be made compact to save space while processing relatively large bulk amounts of materials, such as medical wastes. The system maintains safe isolation of bio-hazardous components in the waste from the external environment. A system controller provides parameters management, smart sterilization cycle control, quality assurance, safety management, diagnostics, and reporting over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Globe-Tek LLC
    Inventor: Donald L Sampson
  • Publication number: 20130040141
    Abstract: A method and device for producing crystalline active ingredient particles. The active ingredient is crystallized from a supersaturated solution on the surface of particles of the active ingredient. A suspension of active ingredient particles is subjected to wet grinding in a supersaturated solution of the active ingredient in a first module. At least a part of the suspension is fed from the first module into the second module where it is cooled and simultaneously subjected to ultrasound. The suspension is fed back into the first module after cooling and being subjected to ultrasound. Active ingredient solution and optionally antisolvent are added to the suspension and active ingredient particles and liquid phase are extracted. A relative supersaturation of the active ingredient in the liquid phase of the suspension, relative to the entire liquid phase, is ?90%, and the extracted active ingredient particles comprise a mean particle size of 10-500 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Detlef Grawe, Sabine Gliesing
  • Publication number: 20130011293
    Abstract: The present invention provides a producing method of a rare earth sintered magnet which is suitable as a producing method of a high performance rare earth sintered magnet which can reduce the number of steps for reusing defective molded bodies generated in a wet molding step of the rare earth sintered magnet, and which has a small content amount of oxygen. The invention also provides a slurry recycling method used for the producing method, and a slurry recycling apparatus. Each of the methods includes a crushing step of crushing, in mineral oil and/or synthetic fluid, a molded body in which slurry formed from alloy powder for a rare earth sintered magnet and mineral oil and/or synthetic fluid is wet molded in magnetic field, and recycling the crushed molded body into slurry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuaki Mochizuki
  • Publication number: 20130008986
    Abstract: An asphalt roofing material recycling system and method is used to recycle new and used asphalt materials. The asphalt material is broken up and separated. Dry ice may be added to the recycler and/or a jacket coolant used to cool the recycling vessel. The recycle vessel includes a number of high speed choppers having a blunt end as well as a horizontal mixer element with paddles. The recycled asphalt material is provided to a screener that may feature a plurality of sloping levels, each level including a tray below a screen and balls located within the tray that bounce due to vibration to prevent clogging of the screener. A second processing trip involving gravity feeding the material to be further recycled into a cutter with knife edges to further break down the size of the asphalt material is used for large particles that do not pass through the screener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Recycled Asphalt Shingles Technology LLC
    Inventors: Robert Zickell, Thomas J. Zickell
  • Publication number: 20130001342
    Abstract: A shredder for shredding substrates has a shredder mechanism, a motor, and a pair of cooperating shredding structures each having a set of spaced apart cutter elements interleaving with one another such that substrates are fed between the interleaved sets of cutter elements. At least one of the cooperating shredding structures includes a rotatably mounted shaft rotatable by the motor with its cutter elements mounted in spaced apart relation with spaces therebetween. The shaft has a tubular body with an inner surface defining a hollow interior, an outer surface, and a plurality of openings formed through the tubular body open to the inner and outer surfaces. The openings are open to the spaces between the cutter elements on the shafts. A supply of lubricant communicates with the plurality of openings of the shaft to deliver the lubricant from the interior of the shaft to the cutter elements through the openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Fellowes, Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitry ROMANOVICH, Vadim Romanovich
  • Patent number: 8292206
    Abstract: Ductility of a high-magnesium or high-aluminum content workpiece is increased during plastic deformation of the workpiece. When the workpiece is plastically deformed in a sealed chamber comprising a high concentration of dry hydrogen gas, the workpiece exhibits increased ductility compared to the ductility of a workpiece of identical composition that is similarly deformed in air. Enhanced ductility is quantified for several workpieces comprising aluminum and magnesium alloys in various forms including extruded sheets, drawn bars, rolled plates, and piston casts. Enhanced ductility is evident over a wide range of processing temperatures without a significant decrease in strength characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Thorsten Michler
  • Publication number: 20120244109
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to a mixture that can facilitate preservation of animal scent, such as, e.g., doe pee; as well as to an apparatus and method for creating the mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Mickey McArthur Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20120202063
    Abstract: A molybdenum disulfide powder product produced by jet milling a molybdenum disulfide precursor material and substantially continuously combining newly sized-reduced particles with oil to produce said molybdenum disulfide powder product, said molybdenum disulfide powder product having a D50 particle size of less than 4 ?m and an acid number that is less than about 0.5 mg KOH/g. A method for producing powder product includes the steps of: Providing a supply of a precursor powder material; accelerating particles of the precursor powder material by combining them with a flow of gas; confining the accelerated particles in a milling chamber so that they collide with one another to effect a size reduction; and coating newly exposed surfaces of size-reduced particles with oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: Climax Molybdenum Company
    Inventors: Gregory Rue Logue, Larry Giannotti, Gary G. deGala, James A. Cole, David L. Cottrell
  • Publication number: 20120126043
    Abstract: A salt dust generator and method for producing salt dust that is used in salt therapy are described where salt dust is generated when salt particles that are moved in an air flow collide with each other and with certain parts of a salt dust generator. By regulating the speed of the air flow, thus changing its capability to carry the salt particles, and using obstacles, for instance nets that are placed into the salt dust generator vessel, it is possible to increase the amount of the collisions of the salt particles and thus make the formation of the salt dust more efficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Kari Viherlahti
  • Patent number: 8168041
    Abstract: The device is for the dilution of dewatered cellulose pulp that maintains a consistency of 20-30% or greater. By shredding of the pulp to a finely divided dry-granulate, dilution to a homogeneous consistency in the medium consistency range can take place exclusively through hydrodynamic effects from the addition of dilution fluid. The dilution fluid is added to granulate at a position at which granulate is in free fall in a standpipe and above a level Liqlev of diluted pulp in the standpipe. A number of nozzles are arranged around the periphery of the stand pipe, directed in towards the center of the stand pipe, obliquely downwards in the direction of fall of the granulate. It is possible through this simplified procedure to avoid completely the conventional dilution screws, and this reduces the investment costs and operating costs, while at the same time unnecessary mechanical influence of the pulp fibers can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Ovivo Luxembourg S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Vidar Snekkenes, Lennart Gustavsson, Jonas Saetherasen, Goran Olsson
  • Patent number: 8109455
    Abstract: Devices for application of agents to the cutting mechanism of paper shredders are disclosed. Maintenance and lubrication can be performed by applying lubrication agents to the cutting mechanism of a paper shredder without requiring disassembly of the paper shredder. The agents can also include scented agents and decomposing agents or a combination thereof. Lubrication sheets are disclosed for applying agents to the cutting mechanism of paper shredders. A holder is disclosed for retaining lubrication sheets within proximity of a paper shredder. Paper shredders are also disclosed having various means for identifying when lubrication is needed and/or when the cutting mechanism of the paper shredder is lubricated by a lubrication sheet. Paper shredders having a reservoir of lubricant for delivery to the cutting mechanism of the paper shredder are also disclosed. Such reservoirs may be removable. Cap designs allowing use of a removable reservoir with the paper shredders are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Buttercup Legacy, LLC
    Inventor: Mark S. Allen
  • Patent number: 8091811
    Abstract: An apparatus for collecting, processing, and recycling kitchen scraps is provided. Kitchen scraps are thrown into a throw-in conduit provided on each floor of a building and transferred to a delivery conduit by a flushing device so as to reach a kitchen scraps collection device and be processed thereby. After the kitchen scraps are processed by the kitchen scraps collection device, a liquid removed from the kitchen scraps is further processed by a grease interception device so that oil is separated from the liquid. Thus, the apparatus collects, processes collectively, and performs water/oil separation on kitchen scraps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Chen Yang
  • Publication number: 20110303771
    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: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: BIOVA, LLC
  • Publication number: 20110303776
    Abstract: A laboratory grinding mill having at least one grinding bowl configured to carry out a rotary movement about its central axis, and designed for conveying a liquid or gaseous medium therethrough. A rotary lead-through device having a stationary part and a movable part is coupled to the movement of the grinding bowl. The stationary part is provided with at least one connection for a stationary conduit, and the movable part is provided with at least one connection with a conduit that leads to the grinding bowl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Stefan Reinhold Mahler
  • Patent number: 8057684
    Abstract: Installation for flocculation of water or sludge loaded with suspended matter comprising in succession: a polymer storage hopper, a polymer grinding device, and a line, pipe or other conveyor for transferring the polymer solution to the water or the sludge to be treated. The grinder device includes a wetting cone in which the polymer is poured, and at the bottom end of the cone: a chamber for grinding and removing the dispersed polymer comprising: a rotor, a stator, and a ring fed by a secondary water circuit. A method implementing the installation is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: S.P.C.M. SA
    Inventors: Rene Pich, Philippe Jeronimo
  • Publication number: 20110203170
    Abstract: A process and system for producing sterilized shredded material such as mulch or compost introduces a sterilant during a grinder stage for forming the shredded material, wherein the sterilant is presented by introduction with water via a spray bar at the grinder stage. The grinder stage may have a preliminary first (initial) grinder stage. The process may include shearing wood parts to a uniform size prior to the first grinder stage. The resulting shredded material can be irradiated or subjected to external heat. Testing of the resulting output shredded material can be conducted to determine the presence of mold spores, or the like and, if found, for redirecting the shredded material to the grinder stage associated with the sterilant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph P. Quaranta
  • Publication number: 20110186664
    Abstract: A grinder/dryer having a plurality of beater blades carried on a rotating shaft in a cylindrical housing, including one or a plurality of grinding members on the cylindrical side wall. The grinding members are adjustably positioned at different locations within the cylinder. The grinding members may be provided in a variety of different combination of elevated ridges and/or valleys used to dry and classify materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Richard R. Lucas, Christopher T. Dolan, Gilbert F. Sticha
  • Publication number: 20110168816
    Abstract: Equipment for producing granules from a ligneous material includes a unit (LPGcont) for the continuous production of agglomerated plant particles, a unit (GAC) for the production of hot air from plants, the hot air being used for the production of the agglomerated particles, and also at least one mobile load-bearing structure to which the two production units are attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Alain Lejosne