With Simultaneous Control Of Interrelated Feed, Drive And/or Surface Positioning Means Patents (Class 241/63)
  • Publication number: 20150122921
    Abstract: A mineral material processing plant and a method for controlling thereof. The processing plant includes at least one motor, at least one actuator, a control and adjusting system, a switch for switching the processing plant to a standby mode and an arrangement for keeping selected actuators in operation with a reduced standby speed. In the method, a command is given to the processing plant to switch to the standby mode and in response to the command to switch to the standby mode, feeding of mineral material to the processing plant is limited and speed of the motor or motors of the processing plant is reduced from the processing speed (Rf) to a reduced standby speed (Rsb) and it is ensured that selected actuators of the processing plant remain operating with a reduced speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Metso Minerals, Inc.
    Inventors: Erno Maunula, Mikko Jokiranta, Jukka-Pekka Rantanen
  • Publication number: 20140263780
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for controlling brewing of a coffee drink and a computer-readable medium storing instructions to execute such a method are presented. The method entails receiving an identifier for the coffee drink, the identifier associated with a set of brew parameters used to make the coffee drink, and retrieving the set of brew parameters from a database storing the set of brew parameters using the identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Neil M. DAY, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140103151
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally related to an apparatus having cutter elements for destroying articles such as paper sheets and a mechanism for separating at least a sheet from a stack in a tray. A paper feed mechanism feeds paper that is separated from the stack by a stack separation mechanism to the cutter elements. The feed and separation mechanisms can be activated by rotation of the cutter elements. In one embodiment, the stack separation mechanism moves in an alternating manner between retracted and extended positions to disengage and engage and insert the stack to separate (with its edge) paper therefrom to feed to the feed mechanism for shredding. The paper stack separation mechanism can move in an non-undulating manner relative to the stack. A device for stripping stapled pages, a pivotable support plate, and pressure plate can also be used, as well as a number of sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Fellowes, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao Guang XU, Jian Liang Lyu, Tai Hoon K. Matlin
  • Patent number: 8684163
    Abstract: A destroying apparatus aims to destroy electronic elements with magnetic substance. The destroying apparatus includes a conveying unit and a destroying unit. The conveying unit includes a collection plane to hold a plurality of electronic elements, at least one picking arm spinning against the collection plane to form a conveying path, a barrier portion connecting to the collection plane to block the electronic elements on the conveying path, and a release passage corresponding to the barrier portion to allow the electronic elements to escape the conveying path. The picking arm includes a magnetic attraction portion to attract the magnetic substance on the conveying path. The destroying unit is located correspondingly to the release passage and includes a plurality of cutting elements and a cutting path between the cutting elements to communicate with the release passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Y. Ko
  • Publication number: 20130320121
    Abstract: An automatic disk destroying apparatus includes a conveying unit, a feeding unit and a destroying unit. The conveying unit includes a conveying track to hold at least one disk, a disk process portion connected to the conveying track and a thrust element pushing the at least one disk towards the disk process portion. The disk process portion includes a release passage to allow the at least one disk to escape the conveying unit. The feeding unit includes a drive member and a movable member driven by the drive member to move the at least one disk away from the conveying unit. The destroying unit is located corresponding to the release passage and includes a plurality of cutters and a cutting path between the plurality of cutters communicating with the release passage to receive the at least one disk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Y KO
  • Publication number: 20120205474
    Abstract: A grinding apparatus for dispensing a dose of ground frozen material starting from a frozen block. The apparatus comprises a grinding unit, for grinding the frozen block in order to provide an amount of ground frozen material and a feeding unit for feeding the frozen block to the grinding unit. In particular, the feeding unit comprises a feeding member that is adapted for moving frozen block for a desired predetermined grinding stroke against grinding unit such that a grinding length of block is ground. A grinding unit provides at least one grater and one motor for causing the grater to rotate. In order to obtain a desired weight of the dose, a volume of frozen material is calculated that corresponds to said weight, since the density of the frozen material is known.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Jan Post, Goran Aleksijovski, Wouter Dijkstra, Bob Honsbeek, Cristian Bormetti, Marco Bianchi
  • Publication number: 20110278384
    Abstract: A mobile self-contained loading and crushing apparatus is described for processing concrete, rock, masonry waste and the like, which includes a crusher unit and a loading device affixed to a mobile carrier. The crusher unit has an inlet and an outlet. The loading device is capable of loading feed material into the inlet of the crusher unit. The crushing unit is capable of producing an output of crushed material, e.g., uniform crushed granular material with a diameter as small as one inch. The mobile self-contained crushing apparatus is useful for on-site or near-site recycling of concrete, rock, masonry waste and the like resulting from construction/demolition activities, and converts the solid crushable waste material into crushed product material that can be employed as a gravel base for streets and foundation structures, or as a recycled component for concrete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: Elton Russell Ange, III
  • Publication number: 20110204168
    Abstract: A single-motor shredder has a housing, and multiple cutting rollers, a paper feeding mechanism and a motor mounted in the housing. A first gear set connects the cutting rollers with the motor and a second gear set connects the cutting rollers with the paper feeding mechanism. Only one motor is needed to drive the cutting rollers and the paper feeding mechanism. Therefore, the shredder is light and a manufacturing costs of the shredder are lowered. Moreover, the paper feeding mechanism separates a stack of paper into small piles to sequentially feed the stack of paper in small piles. Thus, the stack of paper does not jam the cutting rollersso improving lifetime of the shredder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Chao-Lung SU
  • Publication number: 20110024536
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for shredding sheet material, comprising shredding means—(2) for shredding the sheet material and a feed conveyor system for feeding sheet material. The feed conveyor system comprises a suction duct (12) having an inlet (19) and an outlet (20), and suction means for sucking sheet material to be shredded from the feed location to the shredding means via the suction duct and for sucking sheet material shredded by the shredding means to the collecting location. The shredding means comprise at least one stationary shear blade (4) and at least one rotary shear blade (3), as well as drive means. The device further comprises detection means for detecting an increased risk of jamming of the shredding means during operation of the device, as well as blocking means (31) which operate in dependence on the detections made by the detection means for partially blocking the suction duct in a blocking position or releasing the suction duct in a free position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Gerardus Jacobus Marie Kusters
  • Publication number: 20110000991
    Abstract: A scrap shearing machine comprising a straight-blade shear-stand (20), an open-wide feed channel (30), a side hydraulic ram (63) for squashing a metal scrap (35) sideways in the feed channel, and a feeder (40) for feeding the squashed metal scrap into the mouth of the shear-stand. In order to squash a long-rigid metal scrap by relatively small drive force, the side ram (63) is adapted to squash the scrap sideways only at a certain limited section which is shorter than the overall length of the scrap in the longitudinal direction of the feed channel (30). A downward hydraulic ram (53) is associated with the side ram (63) and is adapted to downwardly squash the scrap (35) only at the limited section prior to squashing operation of the side ram (63). A control unit (70) is associated with the respective drive systems of the shear-stand (20), of the feeder (40), of the side ram (63), and of the downward ram (53), for supervising and controlling them in a predetermined operation sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Takakura
  • 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: 20100001107
    Abstract: A wood chipper has a pair of feed rollers, a first of which has a fixed axis position, and a second of which is moveably toward and away from the first feed roller. Springs are provided to urge the moveable roller toward the first feed roller and to a reference position, and an actuator is provided for moving the moveable feed roller away from the first feed roller. A sensor is provided to sense the height of an object on a feed chute as the object approach the feed rollers and cause the actuator to move moveable feed roller away from the reference when the sensor signals the object exceeds a selected amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: Duratech Industries International, Inc.
    Inventor: Mikel J. Kallenbach
  • Publication number: 20090294560
    Abstract: A mobile crusher includes: a crusher for crushing raw materials; a discharge conveyor provided on a lower stream of the crusher for discharging the raw materials crushed by the crusher; a work implement provided on an upper stream of the crusher for producing the crushed materials; a conveyor sensor and conveyor pressure comparing unit for determining whether the crushed materials to be discharged are fed on the discharge conveyor or not; a crusher pressure sensor and crusher pressure comparing unit for determining whether the raw materials are present in the crusher or not; and a flow rate controller for controlling the speeds of the crusher, discharge conveyor and work implement based on determination results of the conveyor pressure sensor, conveyor pressure comparing unit, crusher pressure sensor and crusher pressure comparing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Masaho Yamaguchi, Yasutaka Nishida, Mitsunobu Yamada, Tooru Nakayama, Ryouichi Togashi
  • Publication number: 20090261190
    Abstract: A drive systems for a roller mill is provided. To ensure the continuous availability of the mill, more than two drives are provided, wherein the at least two drives are capable of achieving the full grinding capacity of the roller mill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Dirk Hoffmann, Otto Jung, Karl-Heinz Schuette
  • Publication number: 20080173740
    Abstract: A work vehicle including an engine and a transmission operatively engaging the engine. The transmission has at least one input shaft and at least one output shaft, wherein a ratio of a rotational speed of the output shaft with respect to a rotational speed of the input shaft may be changed by said transmission. The work vehicle further includes a cutter drum operatively engaging said transmission and a controller, wherein the controller selects the transmission ratio based on an input of a user of the work vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Carl D. Parker, E. Leroy Henderson
  • Patent number: 7300006
    Abstract: A pill crusher has a portable housing with a base to be supported on a surface and a top surface having a transverse slot opening into a holding container in the housing for one of more pills carried in a pouch. The pouch can be manually inserted through the slot until a bottom edge of the pouch sits on a base of the container. Two horizontally oriented and opposed solenoids are powered by rechargeable battery power in the housing and drive vertical crusher plates toward one another in the holding container to impact repeatedly, during depression by the operator of a manual switch, until the operator determines that the repeated impacting action has sufficiently crushed the pills in the pouch so that the pouch can be withdrawn through the top opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Manrex Limited
    Inventor: Richard Weisbeck
  • Patent number: 7267295
    Abstract: A shredding machine includes a housing which defines a passageway through which a sheet of material to be shredded may pass, a punching mechanism comprising a plurality of punch members, a mechanism to move the punch members from a retracted position in which the punch members are spaced from the passageway to an advanced position in which the punch members extend through the passageway, and a feeding mechanism for feeding the sheet of material through the punching mechanism so that repeated movement of the punch members between the retracted and the advanced positions effects shredding of the material. A method of shredding sheet material comprises feeding a sheet of material to be shredded past a punching mechanism and repeatedly punching the sheet material so as to shred the entire sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: ACCO UK Limited
    Inventors: David Mead, Paul Arthur Aries
  • Patent number: 7169263
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coarse dirt collector (7) for removing coarse material from a pulper (1). The coarse dirt collector (7) comprises a support arm (8) with a collecting basket (9). The collecting basket (9) consists of a frame (11) on which tines (Z) are fixed by means of a grid. The coarse dirt collector can be pivoted into and out of the pulper, to which end it moves about an axis of rotation (A) positioned at an angle to the plane that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis (P) of the pulper. Said angle is between 20° and 40°. The advantage of said device is that the coarse dirt collector (7) has to carry out only one movement between its collecting and unloading position and unloading can take place automatically without need for a special scraping device. Because of the position of the tines (Z) there is no risk of undesirable loss of coarse material prior to unloading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Fea Gesellschaft F. Recycling V.E.U.A.M.
    Inventors: Harry Wiljan, Roland Carra
  • Publication number: 20020056772
    Abstract: A system suitable for counting strings of arcade type tickets comprising a transport mechanism, a sensing system for reading bar coded information and counting marks, a computer program and computer to tally, sort and compile management reports, and a video monitor to display the counting results, or additionally, display entertainment items or advertising to the customer while using the counter. The transport mechanism is especially designed to handle the new “paper” style tickets and is capable of handling tickets of varying sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventor: Stephen P. Shoemaker
  • Patent number: 6259222
    Abstract: A device for controlling load on a first motor whose load is affected by a second motor, comprises a controller having a first input for being connected to a horsepower transducer connected to the first motor being monitored and an output for being connected to the second motor; and a program configured to receive the first input and generate the output responsive to the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Inventor: Alan K. Kira
  • Patent number: 5816509
    Abstract: An apparatus for continuously supplying fine particles (powder) in minute and quantitative amounts in a dispersed manner, is disclosed. An orifice throat 5 is formed in an orifice tube, and a powder carrying tube 7 is connected to the orifice throat. A powder suction tube 9 having a shape of an inverted funnel extends to the powder carrying tube, and a plurality of holes 16 are formed on a tapered circumferential surface of the powder suction tube 9. A powder storing container 10 closely contactedly receives the powder suction tube 9 in an air-tight state, but allows the powder suction tube to perform straight movements. A carrying system raises the powder storing container at a constant velocity, and a compressed gas injecting channel is connected to an upper portion of the powder storing container. A gas spouting nozzle 4 is connected to a compressed gas source, for spouting a compressed gas into the orifice throat 5 so as to form the powder into an aerosol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
    Inventors: Byung-Kil Ahn, Wang-Kyu Choi, Won-Jin Oh
  • Patent number: 5641128
    Abstract: A system including a method and an apparatus is disclosed for effectively separating a foamed heat-insulating material, such as insulated wall sections from used refrigeration equipment, into a foaming gas and a heat-insulating resin without any alteration and recovering them. A peeling portion for peeling a foamed heat-insulating material from a composite material containing the foamed heat-insulating material is included in a crusher provided with a high speed rotor having a plurality of hammers and a casing surrounding the rotor. A sorting portion is provided for sorting the foamed heat-insulating material with a tilting type wind force sorter having a limited tilting angle and a limited height of a wind tunnel. A pulverizing portion is provided for pulverizing the sorted foamed heat-insulating material and for separating a foaming gas therefrom. A condensing portion is provided for cooling and liquefying the separated foaming gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1997
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo Kimura, Masakatsu Hayashi, Chikao Oda, Kazuo Sakaguchi, Yoshiyuki Takamura, Kichiji Uchiyama, Kazuo Makino, Noritaka Terayama
  • Patent number: 5464162
    Abstract: A device for reducing paper, in particular valuable papers, such as bank notes, said device being provided with a reducing device as well as with a conveyor belt for supplying the paper to the reducing device, whereby the at least substantially horizontally extending conveyor belt is supported by a cabinet-like frame, which accommodates the reducing device, which is at least largely positioned under said conveyor belt. The discharge end of the conveyor belt is positioned above an opening provided in an upper wall of the cabinet-like frame, under which said reducing device is positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1995
    Assignee: Kusters Engineering B.V.
    Inventor: Wilhelmus M. A. Kusters
  • Patent number: 5454521
    Abstract: The system of the invention includes: a self propelled vehicle having a bed for receiving debris after comminution has occurred. The bed includes a cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1995
    Inventors: Joan H. Frazier, Glenn L. Frazier
  • Patent number: 5046669
    Abstract: A syringe disposal apparatus has a portable collection unit (1) and a processing unit (2'). The collection unit (1) has an in-feed mechanism (11) to allow syringes to be introduced into the collection unit (1); and an interlock mechanism (12) suitable for removably securing the collection unit (1) to the processing unit (2') and emptying the syringes from the collection unit (1) into the processing unit (2').
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Assignee: National Syringe Disposal, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur W. Wallace, Jack R. Sorwick, Thomas Pearce, Philip E. Clements, David E. Wood
  • Patent number: 4871116
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adding minute quantities of radioactive material to frac material, acid material, cement squeezes, or the like, being pumped underground which includes providing a filler material or carrier having a minor portion of radioactive material distributed evenly therethrough, providing a lead shielded container having a variable volume chamber for the filler having the radioactive material and progressively decreasing the chamber volume at a predetermined rate to meter outflow of the filler with radioactive material from the container and into the line carrying the material being pumped underground. The rate of metering is such as to provide the desired concentration of radioactive material relative to the flow rate of material being pumped underground. The filler with the radioactive material is preferrably a solid plug and a grinder is used to progressively grind material at a selected rate from the leading end of the plug into particles of selected size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Assignee: R. A. Tracer Service Ltd.
    Inventor: Ralph W. Banner