By Utilizing Kinetic Energy Of Projected Or Suspended Material Patents (Class 241/5)
  • Patent number: 9669412
    Abstract: This invention relates to a micronizing device for fluid jet mills which presents a containing body (2) internally delimiting a substantially cylindrical grinding chamber (3), a plurality of nozzles (18), each presenting a mouth (22) opening onto a radially internal side wall (8) of the grinding chamber (3), a supply duct (9) for material to be micronized, opening into the grinding chamber (3) and at least one injection duct (12) for pressurized fluid, in fluid communication with said nozzles (18). The nozzles (18) present a pressurized fluid injection direction (X-X) which is tangent to an imaginary circle included inside the grinding chamber (3). The radially internal side wall (8) presents, at each nozzle (18), a first portion (23) which is substantially perpendicular to the injection direction (X-X) of the respective nozzle (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: FYDEC HOLDING SA
    Inventor: Aleardo Cattivelli
  • Patent number: 9427743
    Abstract: Apparatus (10) for the micronisation of a powdered material (P) containing particles, comprising: a container (11), containing a reserve of the powdered product (P) to be micronised; a high-energy gaseous spiral fluid-jet micronising mill (12) with which powdered product (P) is micronised; and a feed system (13) to feed powdered product (P) from container (11) to the spiral jet mill (12), wherein feed system (13) comprises a special microdispenser device (20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29) that micrometrically dispenses and directly feeds the powdered material (P), in a dense state, to the spiral jet mill (12), and wherein said microdispenser device (20) comprises one or more dispensing sections (21) which are cyclically filled with material originating from container (11) and then emptied to feed the material to the spiral jet mill (12), opening and closing at high frequency a plurality of control valves (26, 27, 28 and 29) associated with the dispensing sections (21) of the microdispenser device (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventors: Milko Leone, Simone Frattini, Matteo Gamberoni
  • Patent number: 9295993
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluid shockwave reactor. The fluid shockwave reactor introduces laser resonance theory into the field of fluid physics. It consists of a shockwave resonance energy concentration device and at least one set of jet collision device. The shockwave resonance energy concentration device can enhance the shockwave strength produced during jet collisions; strengthen the ultrahigh pressure and cavitation effect of the shockwave field; it can also intensify physical and chemical effects on the processed materials. The fluid shockwave reactor can achieve ultrafine crushing on the fluid materials with lower energy consumption. Under certain technological conditions, the fluid shockwave reactor may also effectively catalytize the chemical reaction process on fluid materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventors: Xiaoding Zhang, Chuanzhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 9254448
    Abstract: A system for vaporizing and sublimating a slurry comprising a fluid including solid particles therein. The system includes a first heat exchanger configured to receive the fluid including solid particles and vaporize the fluid and a second heat exchanger configured to receive the vaporized fluid and solid particles and sublimate the solid particles. A method for vaporizing and sublimating a fluid including solid particles therein is also disclosed. The method includes feeding the fluid including solid particles to a first heat exchanger, vaporizing the fluid, feeding the vaporized fluid and solid particles to a second heat exchanger and sublimating the solid particles. In some embodiments the fluid including solid particles is liquid natural gas or methane including solid carbon dioxide particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventors: Terry D. Turner, Michael G. McKellar, Bruce M. Wilding
  • Patent number: 9249365
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present invention is a process for grinding waxes, in particular paraffin waxes using a polyol as a grinding aid in a jet mill, in particular a fluidized bed counter-jet mill, wax powder thus produced containing the grinding aid and the use of the polyols as a grinding aid for waxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Sasol Wax GmbH
    Inventor: Ulrich Schneider
  • Patent number: 9249362
    Abstract: A method of purifying a vapor product stream obtained from cracking of biomass catalyzed by a fluidized solid catalyst is provided. The catalyst is separated from the vapor product stream to provide a de-catalyzed vapor product stream. Solid biomass residue is cyclonically separated from the de-catalyzed vapor product stream to provide a purified vapor product stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: John William Harris, Colin John Schaverien, Nicolaas Wilhelmus Joseph Way
  • Patent number: 9205430
    Abstract: A steam mill system for transport of powdered activated carbon (PAC) from a storage silo to a steam powered jet mill to produce milled sorbent for use in a coal-fired power plant flue gas for mercury control. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to a cyclone separator arranged in a PAC transport line prior to a steam powered jet mill for separation of PAC according to particle size for the purpose of achieving reductions in associated compressed air usage, operating costs and capital costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Carl David Edberg, Raymond W. Cournoyer, Richard C. Laflesh, Timothy Joseph Braun
  • Patent number: 9180463
    Abstract: A method includes introducing at least one of a whole product or a milled product (e.g., corn) to an airflow (e.g., using a gravity hopper), directing the airflow into one or more accelerators, separating a first fraction of the at least one of the whole product or the milled product from a second fraction of the at least one of the whole product or the milled product in the one or more accelerators. For example, corn germ, starch, and bran components can be separated from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph R. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 9156192
    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. The system is controlled by selecting a micro erosion water jet nozzle with a specific cross-sectional area of the inlet and continually taking measurements of the inlet pressure until ideal mesh size of crumb rubber is met. Using the inlet pressure and cross-sectional area of the inlet, the remaining variables are able to be calculated by using an equation known in the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventors: Andy Butler, Devron Kobluk
  • Patent number: 9134060
    Abstract: An ice producing and dispensing machine for delivering ice on demand to a consumer with a housing containing an ice maker having a discharge outlet for discharging ice. An ice bin is disposed below the ice maker having an open top for receiving ice from the ice maker and a bottom opening for discharging ice therefrom; a vertical tube is connected with the bottom opening for receiving discharged ice with an auger in the tube for driving the ice vertically in the tube; and a receiving chute connected with the tube for conveying the ice to the ice delivery outlet either in a bag or as free ice cubes. Melted water and ice chips from the ice production are recycled and used to cool the water that is fed to the ice maker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: KOOLER ICE, INC.
    Inventor: Kerry R. Seymour
  • Patent number: 9125840
    Abstract: The present specification discloses fluid compositions comprising a matrix polymer and stabilizing component, methods of making such fluid compositions, and methods of treating skin conditions in an individual using such fluid compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Allergan Industrie SAS
    Inventor: Pierre F. Lebreton
  • Patent number: 9101963
    Abstract: A device for obtaining a material from a mixed fraction (including particles of a desired material and particles of another material with different optical properties) has a first sorting apparatus and at least two further sorting apparatuses below the first sorting apparatus. From the first sorting apparatus, a major fraction is introduced into a first further sorting apparatus and purified further there, while a minor fraction is passed into a second further sorting apparatus and processed further there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Polymetrix AG
    Inventor: Andreas Christel
  • Patent number: 9088183
    Abstract: A paper shredder motor cooling assembly having a paper shredder motor coupled to a fan shaft, an enclosure surrounding the paper shredder motor and having selected input and selected output vents to control airflow to the paper shredder motor, a fan coupled to the fan shaft, communicating with the selected input vents or the selected output vents; when the paper shredder motor is operating, the rotor shaft turns the fan to generate a differential air pressure between the selected input vents and the selected output vents, removing heat from the motor. A duty cycle of greater than 15 minutes is obtained. The fan can be coupled to the motor by speed increasing gearing, attached to the cutter blade assembly, such that the fan turns faster than the motor. The fan also can be attached to the motor shaft. An input fan and an output fan can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Aurora Office Equipment Co., Ltd Shanghai
    Inventors: Kiapin Li, Zhankai Yang, Yung Kang Tso, Bin Zhang
  • Patent number: 9074154
    Abstract: The invention provides a liquefaction process using comminuted fuel solids from a steam-driven shear field, with controlled water content and optionally coated with a catalyst. The method allows fuel solids to be liquefied efficiently during comminution or when they are supplied in the form of a slurry or as free-standing solids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: HydroCoal Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: David W. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20150144718
    Abstract: There is provided an impact grinding assembly. The assembly, according to one aspect, includes a pair of conveyors for conveying at least partially unground material. Each conveyor has a lower portion and an upper portion which is spaced-apart above its lower portion. The assembly includes a pair of vibrating impact plates aligning below the upper portions of respective ones of the conveyors to receive the at least partially unground material. A first one of the impact plates operatively directs material thereon to the lower portion of a second one of the conveyors. A second one of the impact plates operatively directs material thereon to the lower portion of a first one of the conveyors. The impact grinding assembly may further include a material-separation assembly for removing material from the conveyors which has a particle size no greater than a desired particle size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Carey Hunker
  • Publication number: 20150136881
    Abstract: The invention uses a dispersion (303) of suspended single-layer graphene (201), multilayer graphene (202), and graphite (203), and applies a magnetic field to the dispersion (303) to separate the single-layer graphene (201) from the dispersion (303). In the magnetic field applying step of the graphene producing method, the single-layer graphene (201), the multilayer graphene (202), and the graphite (203) are situated at different locations in solvent by using the difference in the diamagnetism strengths of the single-layer graphene (201), the multilayer graphene (202), and the graphite (203).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kitaura, Naomi Nishiki, Kazuhiro Nishikawa, Kimiaki Nakaya, Atsushi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9010666
    Abstract: A method for the operation of a jet mill with an integrated dynamic air classifier, wherein particles are fed as grinding stock into a grinding chamber of the jet mill and are ground there into ultra-fine particles by grinding, in that superheated steam or technical gases is/are used as working stock, wherein at least one surface-active additive is fed to the grinding stock for stabilization of the generated ultra-fine particles. A jet mill for performing this method, having an integrated dynamic air classifier, and a grinding chamber into which superheated steam or technical gases are provided as working stock via working stock feed devices as grinding stock and in which the grinding stock is ground into ultra-fine particles by grinding, and wherein feeding devices for at least one surface-active additive for stabilization of the generated ultra-fine particles are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignees: NETZSCH Trockenmahltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Nied, Hermann Sickel, Dimitrios Makrakis
  • Patent number: 9004381
    Abstract: A grinder pump basin system is provided which includes a basin; a cover plate; a bracket secured to the cover plate; and a grinder pump with cutter plate with openings and a cutter blade secured to the bracket above a bottom surface of the basin. The bracket includes a front portion, which prevents waste water from interacting adversely with the grinder pump when it enters the basin. A discharge system for the grinder pump is secured to an outlet of the grinder pump and includes a discharge pipe and a flexible discharge coupling. Flow directional jets are also provided in an elbow of the pump discharge system to direct waste water and solids away from the grinder pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Zoeller Pump Company, LLC
    Inventors: William L. Schmidt, David R. Gilbert, Bryan S. Schilling, Charles P. Carroll
  • Publication number: 20150093423
    Abstract: Particulate ceragenin materials may be manufactured by (i) providing a ceragenin feed material comprised of ceragenin molecules, each having a sterol backbone and a plurality cationic groups attached thereto; (ii) fracturing the ceragenin feed material in a milling apparatus to produce a ceragenin particulate material having a particle size distribution with a median particle size in a range from 5 nm to 20 ?m; and (iii) during fracturing, maintaining the ceragenin feed with a moisture content of less than or equal to 10% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Paul B. Savage, Carl Genberg
  • Publication number: 20150083831
    Abstract: Calcium carbonate particles having very narrow particle sizes with a controlled D98 and minimal ultrafines (very small particles) are described. The particles are prepared by grinding a feedstock in a centrifugal grinding mill, which utilizes very high centrifugal forces to impact the particles with each other or grinding media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Lane George Shaw, Gary Lee Hillebrenner
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8955777
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Kari Viherlahti
  • Publication number: 20150037584
    Abstract: A method for grinding a solid composition comprising an alkali or alkaline earth metal borohydride to produce a solid composition having a stable average particle size by grinding the alkali or alkaline earth metal borohydride in the presence of fumed silica, magnesium carbonate, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Bender, Samuel November, John Reffner, John Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8944352
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen Bausch, Joerg von Hagen, Tanino Scaramuzza
  • Publication number: 20150001323
    Abstract: A mineral material crusher and method of operating a mineral material crusher that includes: a body, a rotating crusher element, a drive shaft arrangement that supports the rotating crusher element to the body and to rotate the rotating crusher element, and a motor including a rotor for driving the drive shaft arrangement. The motor is formed inside the rotating crusher element and the drive shaft arrangement is configured to form of the rotor a rotating axle that is rigidly coupled with the rotating crusher element and capable of leading torque from the rotor to the rotating crusher element for rotating the crusher element around the drive shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: METSO MINERALS, INC.
    Inventors: Kari Rikkonen, Jari Jonkka, Marko Salonen, Risto Sutti, Kari Kuvaja, Petri Kujansuu
  • Patent number: 8920639
    Abstract: The invention provides a combustion process using comminuted fuel solids from a steam-driven shear field, with controlled water content and optionally coated with a combustion catalyst. The method allows fuel solids to burn for energy production at low temperatures. The lower temperatures avoid emissions of nitrogen oxides, and the process also yields a clean, friable ash that has economic value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hydrocoal Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: David Walker Taylor
  • Publication number: 20140374516
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the preparation of drug/carrier inclusion composites which involves co-grinding the mixture of drug and carrier powders in a fluid-jet mill, in particular one using air or nitrogen as the fluid, which is suitably modified to allow mechanical fusion of the powders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Fabio Carli, Piero Iamartino, Milko Leone
  • Publication number: 20140346261
    Abstract: A method is provided to separate an eggshell membrane from the outer shell of an egg. The method includes first adjusting the moisture content of an eggshell which includes a shell and a membrane. The eggshell is then subjected to airflow, such that the shell is broken and detaches from the membrane resulting in shell particles and membrane fragments. The shell particles and membrane fragments may be further dried and separated. The membrane fragments may then be processed. In some embodiments, the moisture content is adjusted to less than 24% such as by drying the eggshell. The eggshell may be pulverized resulting in shell powder or dust. The membrane fragments may be further processed for storage, transport, or the final application of same, such as by drying, grinding, and/or freezing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: K & S Investments, L.P.
    Inventor: Terry Snyder
  • Publication number: 20140334962
    Abstract: A method of powdering NdFeB rare earth permanent magnetic alloy includes: adding mixed powder after a hydrogen pulverization into a grinder; grinding the powder with a high-speed gas flow ejected by a nozzle; sending the ground powder into a centrifugal sorting wheel with the gas flow; collecting, by a cyclone collector, fine power selected by the sorting wheel; collecting, by a post cyclone collector, the fine powder discharged out with the gas flow from a gas discharging pipe of the cyclone collector; introducing, by a depositing device, the fine powder collected by the cyclone collector and by the post cyclone collector into a depositing tank; compressing, by a compressor, and cooling, by a cooler, the gas discharged by the post cyclone collector; and then sending the gas into a gas inlet of the nozzle for recycling. A device thereof is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Baoyu Sun
  • Publication number: 20140322441
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved method of grinding polyaryletherketones, providing very good yields and the production of powders of polyaryletherketones with an average diameter below 100 ?m having a narrow size distribution with few fine particles (Dv10>15 ?m).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Cyrille Mathieu, Karine Huraux
  • Publication number: 20140323616
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing eggshell powder for use in the production of bio-based products is provided. The process involves exposing a quantity of eggshell to high air speed at room temperatures to pulverize the eggshell and separate the eggshell component from the inner membrane component. Thus, the process avoids the use of high temperatures and other harsh chemical treatments to remove the inner membrane from the eggshell thereby resulting in an eggshell material that retains the original lipid-protein structure of the native eggshell from which the powder derives. Accordingly, an eggshell powder composition is provided that is substantially free of inner membrane material and possesses a lipid-protein structure substantially similar to that of the eggshell from which the powder is derived. A polymer composite composition comprising an eggshell component and a polymer component is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Yongcheng Liu, Ke-Wei Wang, Michael Blanchard, Clive Li, Gary Metzger
  • Patent number: 8864056
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for generating fine particles in a jet mill which operates at a pressure of a milling gas of less than or equal to 4 bar in abs value and a temperature of the mill of less than 100° C., a process for simultaneous milling and surface modifications of the fine particles, a jet mill for operating the process and products obtained by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Florian Paulat, Gottlieb-Georg Lindner, Karl Meier
  • Publication number: 20140306036
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for producing, only with mechanical treatment, high-quality rice flour having a rounded particle shape, which is equivalent to fine flour obtained by using enzymes, has characteristics close to the characteristics of wheat flour, and is suitable for production of bread, cakes, noodles, and the like. In order to attain the object, a method for producing rice flour includes: providing primary crushing material rice subjected to soaking and adjustment of moisture content with a disintegrating and sizing device, fine grinding the primary crushed rice with an air mill, and then drying the fine ground rice with an air flow dryer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Sasako, Hidetoshi Iwamatsu, Ryuta Yamazaki, Kwan-Hei Park
  • Publication number: 20140308443
    Abstract: A method of producing powder product includes the steps of: Feeding a precursor powder material into a jet mill; feeding a gas into the jet mill to initiate a jet milling operation to produce size-reduced particles; and coating size-reduced particles with oil so that newly exposed surfaces of size-reduced particles are coated with oil, wherein the coating step includes one or more of a post-milling oil injection process and a pre-milling oil injection process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory Rue Logue, Larry Giannotti, Gary G. de Gala, James A. Cole, David L. Cottrell
  • Publication number: 20140291425
    Abstract: Achieved is an electricity storage device having a low internal resistance and a high energy density. In a pore distribution, which is obtained for a carbon material using a BJH method and is plotted on a graph with a pore diameter D on the abscissa and a derivative ?V/?D of a pore volume per unit mass or unit volume with respect to the pore diameter D on the ordinate, a ratio M1/M2 of the maximum value M1 of the derivative ?V/?D in an interval of the pore diameter D from 10 to 100 nm with respect to the maximum value M2 of the derivative ?V/?D in an interval of the pore diameter D from 2 to 10 nm is 1.5 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kume, Yuko Matsumura, Yasuyuki Higaonna
  • Patent number: 8844847
    Abstract: A feed material processing apparatus including a chamber; at least one inlet in flow communication to an upper region of the chamber; a rotor located within the chamber that is rotatable about a substantially vertical axis by a rotation drive, wherein the rotor promotes a circulatory flow of feed material and/or gas within the chamber; at least one outlet in flow communication from a lower region of the chamber. Preferably the apparatus comprises at least one feature located laterally on the rotor to promote the circulatory flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Grinding Technologies Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Morrison, Axel Guenther Andre
  • Publication number: 20140287234
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide a yellow light-emitting fluorescent substance of high luminous efficiency and also a production method thereof. This substance is represented by the formula (1): (M1-xREx)2yAlzSi10-zOuNw ??(1) (in the formula, M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ba, Sr, Ca, Mg, Li, Na and K), and emits luminescence with a peak within 500 to 600 nm when excited by light of 250 to 500 nm. In the emission spectrum of the substance, the emission band with the above peak has a half-width corresponding to an energy difference of 0.457 eV or less. The substance can be obtained by pulverizing a material mixture so that the D90 value may be 5 ?m or less and then by firing the pulverized mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Aoi OKADA, Masahiro KATO, Kunio ISHIDA, Keiko ALBESSARD, Yumi FUKUDA, Iwao MITSUISHI
  • Publication number: 20140263767
    Abstract: Dynamic crusher for treading fruit, particularly grapes, with a treading chamber having, when considering the direction of the path followed by the fruit in the crusher, an upstream fruit-introduction opening, a downstream discharge opening for discharging the must that results from the treading, a rotary ejector that allows kinetic energy to be imparted to the fruit introduced into the treading chamber, and allows the fruit to be cast against a fixed fruit-bursting wall, wherein the rotary ejector is mounted such that it can rotate about a vertical axis and a fixed fruit-bursting wall is positioned around the rotary ejector or facing the peripheral edge thereof against which fruit is cast, rotation of which allows the fruit to be cast, under the effect of centrifugal force, against the fixed fruit-bursting wall, causing the fruit to burst. A method for dynamically treading fruit using such a crusher is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PELLENC (Société Anonyme)
    Inventors: Roger Pellenc, Magali Bes, Alain Samson, Jean-Michel Salmon
  • Publication number: 20140268494
    Abstract: A method for increasing surface area of a valve metal particle is provided as is an improved valve metal particle provided thereby. The method includes charging a mill apparatus with a valve metal powder and a media wherein the media has an average diameter of at least 0.01 cm to no more than 0.3175 cm. The valve metal powder is then milled at an average kinetic energy of no more than 3,000 ergs per media particle to obtain a milled powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Kemet Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Brady A. Jones, Matthew W. Dufur, James Allan Fife
  • Publication number: 20140217207
    Abstract: A wear tip holder for holding a wear tip adjacent to an outflow opening of a vertical rotor wall of a rotor of a VSI crusher includes a mounting plate for mounting the wear tip holder to the rotor wall. The mounting plate has a mounting face for facing the rotor wall to which it is to be mounted, and opposite the mounting face, a wear face for facing the interior of the rotor. A wear body is connected to the mounting plate and is provided with an elongate wear tip recess for holding the wear tip. At least one material retention groove extends along the wear tip recess at a position upstream, as seen in a direction of an intended flow of material to be crushed, of the wear tip recess. The material retention groove has an upstream groove wall and a downstream groove wall, the downstream groove wall forming an acute angle with the wear face for retaining material to be crushed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Rowan Dallimore, Knut Kjaerran, Andreas Forsberg
  • Patent number: 8791194
    Abstract: A composition comprising a fluid, and a material dispersed in the fluid, the material made up of particles having a complex three dimensional surface area such as a sharp blade-like surface, the particles having an aspect ratio larger than 0.7 for promoting kinetic boundary layer mixing in a non-linear-viscosity zone. The composition may further include an additive dispersed in the fluid. The fluid may be a thermopolymer material. A method of extruding the fluid includes feeding the fluid into an extruder, feeding additives into the extruder, feeding a material into the extruder, passing the material through a mixing zone in the extruder to disperse the material within the fluid wherein the material migrates to a boundary layer of the fluid to promote kinetic mixing of the additives within the fluid, the kinetic mixing taking place in a non-linear viscosity zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Ecopuro, LLC
    Inventor: William L. Johnson, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20140197252
    Abstract: A method for jet milling of damp or wet grist in a jet mill, such that at least one of the operating parameters is appropriately selected so that a combined drying and milling process occurs in which, to obtain an end product with predetermined degree of fineness and moisture content. The specific operating mechanism required for milling is selected so that it is greater than or equal to the specific drying requirement, and the end product is released from the jet mill with the predetermined fineness and moisture content. In addition, the invention relates to a jet mill to perform this method, such that adjusting, controlling or regulating devices are foreseen for adjusting, controlling or regulating at least one of the operating parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Roland Nied, Hermann Sickel
  • Patent number: 8770499
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a powder includes a mixing step in which a powder and a liquid additive are mixed together, a drying step in which the powder mixed in the mixing step is dried, a loading step in which the powder dried in the drying step is loaded into a pulverizer, a heating step in which a high-pressure gas is heated, a supplying step in which the high-pressure gas heated in the heating step is supplied to the pulverizer, and a pulverizing step in which the powder is pulverized by the pulverizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.
    Inventors: Kazumi Kozawa, Kosuke Ando, Daisuke Sato
  • Patent number: 8734682
    Abstract: The invention provides a process that comminutes fuel solids in a steam-driven shear field, with controlled water content and optionally a catalyst, with gasification of the free-standing or slurry particulate outputs. Unlike conventional gasification methods the invention requires no dioxygen to be present, and produces dry friable ash that has significant marketable value as a material in its own right.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: David Walker Taylor
  • Publication number: 20140137901
    Abstract: A method of processing a heterogeneous material includes entraining heterogeneous particles into a fluid stream. Each of the heterogeneous particles comprises a liquid portion and a solid portion. The fluid stream is passed through at least one adjustable nozzle, and is impacted to dissociate the liquid from the solid. A method of separating oil from solid particles includes mixing oil-coated solid particles with water to form a slurry, passing a first portion of the slurry through a first nozzle, and passing a second portion of the slurry through a second nozzle such that the second portion of the slurry intersects the first portion of the slurry to separate the oil from the particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Ablation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James A. Coates, David H. Scriven, Cahrles Coates, Eric Coates
  • Publication number: 20140138462
    Abstract: A processing system and associated method for milling boron with impurity contamination avoidance. The system includes a jet mill for reducing the particle size of a boron feed stock, and a feed stock inlet for delivering the boron feed stock toward the jet mill. The system includes at least one inlet for delivering at least one gas into the jet mill. The gas and the boron feed stock comingle within the jet mill during milling reduction of boron particle size. The system includes a source of the at least one gas operatively connected to the at least one inlet, with the at least one gas being a gas that avoids transferring impurity during milling reduction of boron particle size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Michael Lustig, Jeffrey L. Johanning
  • Patent number: 8728986
    Abstract: A metering device, a metering element, and a method for operating same, the metering element having a storage container open on one side for receiving the substances to be metered and a plunger which is axially movable and reversibly seals the opening of the storage container and which preferably has at least one centrally located metering opening for metering the substances provided in the storage container, the plunger including a separation device for particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Brinz, Jane Lewis, Markus Tiefenbacher, Thomas Geiger
  • Publication number: 20140084088
    Abstract: A system for processing a heterogeneous material includes a conduit for a pressurized fluid and a nozzle assembly in fluid communication with the conduit. The nozzle assembly includes a plurality of adjustable nozzles configured such that fluid streams passing through each nozzle intersect at an oblique angle after passing through the nozzles. At least one of the fluid streams comprises a heterogeneous material. A method of processing a heterogeneous material includes entraining heterogeneous particles into at least one fluid stream, passing the fluid stream through an adjustable nozzle, impacting the fluid stream with another fluid stream at an oblique angle to ablate the heterogeneous particles, and classifying the heterogeneous particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: James A. Coates, Charles Coates, Eric Coates
  • Publication number: 20140065337
    Abstract: A process for producing particles, the process including pulverizing particles of a compound represented by formula (I) with a median diameter (50% D) of over 100 ?m by using a pulverizer in the presence of at least one member selected from the group consisting of silica, talc and clay, to obtain particles of the compound represented by formula (I) with a median diameter (50% D) of 100 ?m or less, in formula (I), R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or alternatively, R1 and R2 are inked to each other to form a ring together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bound, m represents an integer of 2 to 9, Mn+ represents H+ or an n-valent metal ion, and n represents an integer of 1 or 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shiratani, Masahito Sekiguchi, Yasuo Uekita
  • Patent number: 8646705
    Abstract: A system for processing a heterogeneous material includes a conduit for a pressurized fluid and a nozzle assembly in fluid communication with the conduit. The nozzle assembly includes a plurality of adjustable nozzles configured such that streams of heterogeneous material passing through each nozzle intersect after passing through the adjustable nozzles. Another system includes a conduit for a pressurized fluid, a nozzle assembly, and a separation system configured to separate particles of a heterogeneous material into a first fraction and a second fraction. The nozzle assembly includes an adjustable nozzle configured such that a stream of the heterogeneous material passing through the nozzle contacts a surface after passing through the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ablation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James A. Coates, David H. Scriven, Charles Coates, Eric Coates