With Temperature Modification Of Material Patents (Class 241/65)
  • Patent number: 9433237
    Abstract: A method of manufacture of a breadcrumb coating for a food product provides a crumb with an extremely low moisture content without the need for substantial energy input. The method achieves such very low moisture content without significant adverse effect on product quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Crisp Sensation Holding S.A.
    Inventors: Keith Graham Pickford, Kees van Doorn, Carry Reichgelt
  • Patent number: 9295992
    Abstract: A system (10) for recycling asphalt shingle scrap. There is a cold process, hot process, and a separation process. In the hot process, all of the components are ground except for the course surface granules. In the cold process, a type of grind is formed that is the same as the hot process except it is a dry powder. A horizontal mixer (20) can be used either hot or cold. The hot process and cold process can be run in combination with one another or independently. The component separation process uses a screen or the like (34) to separate the cold process material into surface granules, filled asphalt coating, and saturated felt component, while a magnet (38) may be used to help separate nails and other metal objects from the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Recycled Asphalt Shingle Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas J. Zickell
  • Patent number: 9220798
    Abstract: Hazardous waste is treated by shredding and then passing the material through an enclosure by means of a conveyor through direct steam impingement. The enclosure is maintained at a pressure greater than or equal to atmospheric pressure in order to maintain steam temperature at or above 212° F. Pressure locks are positioned at an inlet and discharge of the enclosure. The pressure locks allow transport of waste material into and out of the enclosure while maintaining a pressure differential between the interior and exterior of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: BioSafe Engineering, LLC
    Inventors: Randall G. McKee, Phillip Mervis, Brandon Ross
  • Patent number: 9174220
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Scott Equipment Company
    Inventors: Richard R. Lucas, Christopher T. Dolan, Gilbert F. Sticha
  • Patent number: 9161662
    Abstract: A food processor device for processing foodstuff includes a housing and a food processing container for holding foodstuff during processing. The food processing container is supported by the housing during use of the food processor device. The food processor further includes a user interface for exchanging information, during use, with the user and a food weighing device. The food weighing device includes a food weighing bowl for weighing foodstuff before the foodstuff is entered into the food processing container, and at least one weighing sensor for sensing the weight of the food weighing bowl. During weighing, the food weighing bowl is located above the food processing container. Further, the weighing bowl is suitable for covering the food processing container during food preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Marcel Sladecek
  • Publication number: 20150136883
    Abstract: Rotor mill for laboratory operation, comprising a rotor coupled to a drive motor as a milling tool, a ring sieve (28) surrounding the milling chamber (25) of the rotor mill (18) and an annular connecting container (26) for the ground milling material, which collecting container is arranged on the outer circumference of the ring sieve (28) and can be inserted into the housing of the rotor mill and is provided with a cover (29), the milling unit comprising the rotor (18), the ring sieve (28) and the collecting container (26) being closable by a housing cover (15) having a milling material inlet opening (17), is characterized in that at least one component of the milling unit and/or of the rotor mill that directly or indirectly surrounds the milling chamber (25) of the rotor (18) is designed for conducting and/or accommodating a cooling medium and/or for cooling by means of a gaseous cooling fluid flowing around on the outside, said gaseous cooling fluid having been introduced into the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Matthias Niewind, Frank Janetta
  • Publication number: 20150129692
    Abstract: Ball mill (10) comprising at least two milling cup retainers (13) arranged on a machine base plate (12), each milling cup retainer being designed for a milling cup (23) clamped in the milling cup retainer in a lying position, each milling cup having end-face milling cup ends and a filling of balls as milling bodies and comprising a drive that causes a rotational motion of the milling cup retainers (13) characterized in that each of the milling cup retainers (13) arranged in pairs is put in restraint-guided circular motion, oriented parallel to the plane of the machine base plate (12) by means of the drive via two eccentric shafts (25) connected to the milling cup retainers (13) on faces opposite to each other in relation to an axis of symmetry of the milling cup (23), a counterweight (28) being arranged on each of the two eccentric shafts (25) associated with a respective milling cup retainer (13) and passing through the machine base plate (12), below the machine base plate, and on the face of the eccentric s
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Jürgen Pankratz, Stefan Mähler, Matthias Niewind, Frank Janetta
  • Publication number: 20150083837
    Abstract: A regeneration device configured for foundry sand reconditioning, having a cylindrical container having a cover and a bottom, wherein the container has a first opening and/or a second opening, and a plurality of rotationally driven friction elements formed in the container. The friction elements are arranged on a first shaft, and a first bearing is formed on the first shaft. The first shaft has a second bearing spaced apart from 1 he first bearing. The friction elements are arranged between the first bearing and the second bearing. The container has a first flange on the upper side and a second flange on the lower side, wherein the first flange is force-locked to the cover, and the second flange is force-locked to the bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Mark THIENEL, Dietmar DOMNICK
  • Patent number: 8979005
    Abstract: A process for treating used absorbent sanitary products by providing a rotary cylindrical autoclave having an inner surface and two ends, at least one of which terminates in a hatch that can be opened to enable access to the autoclave and sealably closed to enable pressurization of the autoclave; loading the autoclave with closed absorbent sanitary products; heating to a sterilization temperature and pressurizing the autoclave and at the same time driving the autoclave in rotation about a longitudinal axis thereof; and providing inside the autoclave a load of high-density tearing elements designed to facilitate thermal and physical destructuring of the absorbent sanitary products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Fater S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marcello Somma, Giorgio Vaccaro, Jan K. Michalek, Theodore Thomas
  • Patent number: 8960082
    Abstract: An apparatus for steaming and blending food products comprises a container (2) for receiving the food products, the container having a steam inlet (12) and a steam outlet passage (36). A blade assembly (16) is located in the container for blending the food products. The blade assembly (16) comprising a blade support member (18,22) having at least one blade (20) extending there from. The blade support member is located over an opening (14) in the container. The steam outlet passage (36) extends between the container and the blade support member such that steam can exit the container through the opening (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Anders Joel Bjoerk, Volkhard Zukale
  • Patent number: 8919682
    Abstract: Disclosed is a kitchen waste disposal system which includes a residue feeding mechanism, a mechanical gear grinding mechanism and a paddle-type stirring mechanism. The residue feeding mechanism receives kitchen waste and leads the kitchen waste into a mechanical gear grinding zone in the disposal system. The mechanical gear grinding mechanism is provided with a double-shaft bi-directional gear grinding component. Two gear shafts are arranged in parallel and rotate in opposite directions. Each gear shaft is provided with first buckle gears and second buckle gears, and the first buckle gears and the second buckle gears are combined to crush the kitchen waste from the residue feeding mechanism. The paddle-type stirring mechanism comprises a W-shaped treatment groove and a paddle component in the middle of the treatment groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Manbiu Lee
  • Patent number: 8893993
    Abstract: This invention relates to the art of methods and apparatuses for grinding various materials into smaller particles; particularly, to those known in the art as pulverizing systems and devices. This invention provides methods and apparatuses for an improved disc mill assembly that utilizes a tapered flywheel and water jacket in conjunction with planar grinding disk cutting devices to create a tapered grinding channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Reduction Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Sly, Eric Gorham, Larry Baker
  • Publication number: 20140332612
    Abstract: A shave ice device having a first compartment, a second compartment below the first compartment, a gripping mechanism for gripping a block of ice, a rotating mechanism for rotating the gripping mechanism, a shaving plate separating the first compartment from the second compartment, and a cooling mechanism in communication with the first compartment. The cooling mechanism maintains the temperature of the first compartment at about 0 degrees Celsius or lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Ellen Li LIAO, Yu Li Liao, Hao-Wen Liu
  • Patent number: 8876964
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of making a particulate material comprising; providing mineral wool base material in a form having size at least 80% not more than 40 mm, subjecting the mineral wool base material to sintering by use of a pulse combustor and thereby forming a particulate material in the form of particles having size at least 80% not more than 20 mm. An apparatus for carrying out the method comprises means for size reduction of coherent mineral wool substrate and a reaction chamber in communication with a pulse combustor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Rockwool International A/S
    Inventors: Jean Marie Wilhelmus Cuypers, Andreas Leismann, Stuart Lambie
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8800901
    Abstract: A pulverizer includes a cutting rotor with a multiplicity of cutting blades, a cutting stator surrounding the cutting rotor with a plurality of stator blades, a milling stock inlet for the milling stock feed and a discharge screen in direction of rotation of the cutting rotor located after the milling stock inlet, wherein all stator blades in direction of rotation of the cutting rotor are arranged between the milling stock inlet and the discharge screen. Furthermore, an operating method for a pulverizer as described above is also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignees: Netzsch-Condux Mahltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Nied, Wolfgang Rohmann, Hermann Sickel, Thomas Becker
  • Publication number: 20140203123
    Abstract: In a food processing device, an adjustable food processing tool includes a central hub having a fixed blade and an articulating blade extending outwardly therefrom. The articulating blade is adjustable relative to a pitch of the blade between substantially vertical and horizontal positions. An external adjustment assembly is disposed on a base unit of the food processing device for adjusting the pitch of the articulating blade, wherein the pitch of the articulating blade can be adjusted while a food processing procedure is being conducted. The adjustable food processing tool is configurable between a chopping configuration and a stir configuration, thereby providing for a single food processing tool that can be used for a multitude of food processing functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: MICHAEL P. CONTI
  • Patent number: 8777135
    Abstract: A cooling arrangement adapted to be used in a process of preparing a fine powder, and a method for using same are described. The cooling arrangement (100) comprises: a solid particles feed ingress means, a solid particles mixing means (140), a plurality of cooling air discharging devices (130) and a solid particles egress means. The cooling arrangement is characterized in that the averaged diameter of the solid particles fed the said solid particles ingress means is essentially less than 6 mm. Preferably, the solid particles are fed to the cooling arrangement and free fall (120) onto the bottom section thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Ecotech Recycling Ltd.
    Inventors: Mekhti Logunov, Alexander Katz, Oleg Golobrodsky, Gideon Drori
  • Patent number: 8771596
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sterilization of infectious waste including animals, infected animal herds, infected human corpses and other infected material and proper disposal of resultant waste. The method and apparatus specifically relates to methods of safely sterilizing and disposing of infectious and non-infectious bio-waste in a cost effective manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Progressive Recovery, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Marks, Donald G. Fluchel, Arda Kara
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140175200
    Abstract: A soup maker with blending function is composed of a container and a chassis. The container has a container base at the bottom, a thermal surface formed at the outer bottom for being attached with an annular electrothermal plate deposited in the container base. The electrothermal plate possesses a central hole bored in the center, plural positioning bars and plural through holes and a connecting terminal located at the bottom. The chassis has a groove used to accommodate a driving device and a thermal detector, and a control panel disposed at one side. With operation of the control panel, the driving device can drive a blending blade to whirl to smash vegetables and the electrothermal plate can be electrified to thermally conduct the thermal surface, so the vegetables can be blended and heated with a required temperature, speed and time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Kuan-Chih LIN
  • Patent number: 8757528
    Abstract: A device for removing slag from a coal gasification or synthesis gas production process and a slag water bath is enclosed by the reaction vessel The slag is discharged by means of a lock-type transfer vessel arranged located downstream of the slag bath. A vessel includes an upper and a lower cylindrical section, the upper cylindrical section having a diameter larger than that of the lower cylindrical section and both sections are connected by a tapered section which preferably is conical in shape, the angle of the cone being similar to that of the angle of repose of the slag. A process for removing slag from a coal gasification reactor the process including a discharge of slag from the coal gasification reactor to a transfer vessel which precludes formation of slag incrustations in the transfer vessel is also defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: UHDE GmbH
    Inventor: Christoph Hanrott
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8714468
    Abstract: The plastic scrap extruding apparatus has a simple structure and is capable of suitably crushing plastic scraps and sending them to a heating cylinder 10. The extruding apparatus comprises: a housing 12 holding a rear part of the heating cylinder 10 and having a material inlet 13; a large rotary blade 20 for crushing the plastic materials and rotatable with a screw 11; small rotary blades 21, 22 being located on the axially front and rear sides of the large rotary blade 20 and rotatable with the large rotary blade 20; and a fixed blade 30 being fixed to the housing 12 and capable of working with the rotary blades. A large rotary blade 20 passable groove 40, through which the large rotary blade 20 can be rotated, is formed in a lower part of the housing 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Sumio Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8714467
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Scott Equipment Company
    Inventors: Richard R. Lucas, Christopher T. Dolan, Gilbert F. Sticha
  • Publication number: 20140117128
    Abstract: The invention relates to an equipment to prepare ore concentrate for pelletizing and sintering/indurating of pellets in ferroalloys production. The equipment comprises a grinder (1) arranged to grind the concentrate to a predetermined grain size. The equipment further comprises a drying apparatus (2, 3, 4) arranged to dry the concentrate before and/or during grinding by the grinder (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: OUTOTEC OYJ
    Inventor: Marko Palander
  • Patent number: 8702021
    Abstract: A thermally controlled coffee grinder and method are disclosed. In some embodiments, a thermally controlled coffee grinder may have a heating or cooling element to adjust the temperature of a component of the coffee grinder in response to a measured thermal state of a component in the grinder in order to improve dosing consistency, ground coffee quality, etc. In other embodiments, a thermally controlled coffee grinder may detect a thermal state in the coffee grinder and utilize a computer control to adjust for consistent dosing amounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Wholesale Manufacturer Representatives Inc.
    Inventor: Roberto Bresciani
  • Publication number: 20140103268
    Abstract: A sputtering target including indium (In), tin (Sn) and zinc (Zn) and an oxide including one or more elements X selected from the following group X, the atomic ratio of the elements satisfying the following formulas (1) to (4): Group X: Mg, Si, Al, Sc, Ti, Y, Zr, Hf, Ta, La, Nd, Sm 0.10?In/(In+Sn+Zn)?0.85??(1) 0.01?Sn/(In+Sn+Zn)?0.40??(2) 0.10?Zn/(In+Sn+Zn)?0.70??(3) 0.70?In/(In+X)?0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Masayuki Itose, Mami Nishimura, Misa Sunagawa, Masashi Kasami, Koki Yano
  • Publication number: 20140097278
    Abstract: A system (10) for recycling asphalt shingle scrap. There is a cold process, hot process, and a separation process. In the hot process, all of the components are ground except for the course surface granules. In the cold process, a type of grind is formed that is the same as the hot process except it is a dry powder. A horizontal mixer (20) can be used either hot or cold. The hot process and cold process can be run in combination with one another or independently. The component separation process uses a screen or the like (34) to separate the cold process material into surface granules, filled asphalt coating, and saturated felt component, while a magnet (38) may be used to help separate nails and other metal objects from the mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Recycled Asphalt Shingle Technology
    Inventor: Thomas J. Zickell
  • Patent number: 8672248
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Recycled Asphalt Shingle Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Zickell, Thomas J. Zickell
  • Patent number: 8657217
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Alain Lejosne
  • Publication number: 20140027548
    Abstract: The plastic scrap extruding apparatus has a simple structure and is capable of suitably crushing plastic scraps and sending them to a heating cylinder 10. The extruding apparatus comprises: a housing 12 holding a rear part of the heating cylinder 10 and having a material inlet 13; a large rotary blade 20 for crushing the plastic materials and rotatable with a screw 11; small rotary blades 21, 22 being located on the axially front and rear sides of the large rotary blade 20 and rotatable with the large rotary blade 20; and a fixed blade 30 being fixed to the housing 12 and capable of working with the rotary blades. A large rotary blade 20 passable groove 40, through which the large rotary blade 20 can be rotated, is formed in a lower part of the housing 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Sumio YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20130277471
    Abstract: A plant for producing cement, having a first stage for crushing raw material to form raw powder, a second stage for calcination and sintering of the raw powder to form cement clinker, a third stage for cooling the sintered cement clinker, and a fourth stage for crushing the sintered cement clinker to form cement. The first stage for crushing raw material to form raw powder and the fourth stage for crushing the sintered cement clinker to form cement are structurally combined. In this way, during servicing or repair of one crushing stage, the plant need not be shut down because, y variable circuitry switching, the crushing stages permit plant operation with reduced production output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Siegfried Strasser
  • Publication number: 20130228623
    Abstract: An apparatus for receiving waste contained in a container. The apparatus including a housing and a receiving mechanism coupled to the housing. The receiving mechanism is configured to receive the container. The apparatus further includes an analysis mechanism coupled to the housing; the analysis mechanism is configured to analyze the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Eddie Oquendo Virella
  • Patent number: 8517293
    Abstract: A waterless system for processing mined material to remove impurities therefrom includes a dryer, a pulverizer, and an air classifier. The dryer is configured to remove moisture from a batch of mined material, such as coal, and the pulverizer is configured to pulverize the dried coal into small, individual coal particles and liberate impurity particles from the coal without substantially reducing the size of the liberated impurity particles. The dryer heats an air stream containing the coal to a temperature of between about 500° F. and 1,000° F. and includes a plurality of rotating paddles. An air stream forces the coal through the plurality of rotating paddles to pulverize the coal into small, individual particles and to liberate the impurity particles. The air classifier separates the impurity particles and pulverized coal particles into respective product streams. A pelletizer pelletizes ultra fine coal particles into pellets or bricks to facilitate handling and/or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Robbins & Avant Mineral Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Avant, Jr., Riley D. Robbins
  • Publication number: 20130209626
    Abstract: A device for processing roasted coffee beans, including a unit for grinding the beans, and a method for processing coffee beans, wherein the coffee beans are ground and the temperature of the coffee to be ground, at least at the start of the grinding operation, is between 30° C. and 150° C., in particular between 35° C. and 100° C., preferably between 40° C. and 90° C., and more preferably between 40° C. and 60° C. For this purpose, the device includes a thermal unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: BUEHLER AG
    Inventors: Marco Keller, Peter Braun
  • Publication number: 20130206879
    Abstract: Disclosed is a machine for stirring, cutting, cooking or processing food under modified atmosphere. A drive shaft is provided in the mixing machine, for putting the product into rotary motion in the processing bowl, said drive shaft having a lower power take-off and being vertically supported by a liner which is integral with the base of the bowl, whereas the opposite end of said shaft is integral with a hub having at least one radial arm, with a liner fitted thereto for supporting and guiding a secondary vertical arm, which may be used for cutting or emulsifying food product, which shaft is integral with a pinion meshing with a crown wheel, said crown wheel being fitted to a sleeve which is coaxial and integral with supporting and guiding liner for the shaft, whereas each secondary shaft may be equipped with at least one epicyclically driven, high-speed mixing or processing tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Firex S.r.l.
    Inventors: Paolo Cadorin, Francesco Pinto
  • Patent number: 8496196
    Abstract: An asphalt roofing material recycling system and method is used to recycle new and used (post consumer) asphalt materials, such as asphalt shingles, rolled roofing and tar paper that may include granules, fibers or other particles. The asphalt material, which may be in bundles, is broken up and separated and then provided to a cooled recycling vessel. Dry ice is added along with the asphalt material to be recycled. The dry ice removes any moisture present and super-cools the material making it brittle and easier to chip and break up. The recycle vessel includes a number of high speed shippers having tulip hear chipping teeth as well as one horizontal mixer element which stirs the material and makes sure all material is ground. The resulting course to fine powder can be separated by screening and stored as power or compressed into bricks or briquettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Recycled Asphalt Shingle Technology
    Inventors: Robert Zickell, Thomas J. Zickell
  • Patent number: 8490904
    Abstract: One aspect is a method of recovering minerals. The method includes heating aggregated minerals with microwave energy. The aggregated minerals consists of at least a first and a second mineral bound together, the first and second minerals each having different differential thermal expansion rates such that fractures occur between the minerals of the aggregated minerals. The fractured minerals are subjected to microwave heating to induce fractures between and separation of the at least first and second minerals, and also to ultrasound energy causing further size reduction. The fractured and size-reduced minerals are heated with microwave energy. The fractured and size-reduced minerals consist of metal-containing materials, such that metal-containing materials are heated to at least the melting temperature of one of the metals in the metal-containing materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Phoenix Environmental Reclamation
    Inventors: Gary M. Liubakka, Timothy L. Sullivan, Daniel E. Lamphere, Gary J. Corradi, Kendall J. Dykhuis
  • Patent number: 8490901
    Abstract: A method of generating cracks in a polycrystalline silicon rod, comprising: heating a polycrystalline silicon rod; and subsequently performing local portion cooling of the polycrystalline silicon rod to apply a refrigerant fluid onto a spot-like area of a surface of the polycrystalline silicon rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
    Inventor: Syuuhei Hayashida
  • Patent number: 8485456
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing a submicron polymer powder from solid polymer bodies or coarse particles, preferably of polytetrafluoroethylene powder, wherein powder is ground into fibrous particles in the first stage and is disintegrated into submicron particles by aerodynamic treatment in the second stage, where a gas-particle mixture is subject to the effect of centrifugal forces and suction forces acting in the direction opposite to the centrifugal forces, a pulsating sign-alternating temperature field generated by a pulsed supply of liquid nitrogen, turbulent forces of vortexes, and aerodynamic forces that cause alternating compression and expansion of the gas-particle mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignees: Nanotech Industries, Inc., Polymate, Ltd.
    Inventors: Igor Gryaznov, Stanislav Gryaznov, Ann Gryaznova, Oleg Figovsky
  • Patent number: 8474737
    Abstract: A rotary forming apparatus is provided. The rotary forming apparatus includes a separator configured to receive a gas flow having entrained fibrous material and further configured to separate the fibrous material from the gas flow. The fibrous material forms mini-blankets having a length along a longitudinal axis. A milling apparatus is positioned adjacent the separator and configured to receive mini-blankets exiting the separator. The milling apparatus is further configured to grind the mini-blankets into fibers having desired lengths. The milling apparatus is configured to grind the mini-blankets along the lengths of the mini-blankets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Evans, John Hasselbach
  • Patent number: 8464971
    Abstract: Methods for creating a proppant of a specific size from a slurry extracted from a fractured hydrocarbon well is provided, including the steps of separating water from the slurry, resulting in a solid stream and a liquid stream; mixing the slurry stream with particulate, resulting in a feed material; fusing proppant material in the feed material; quenching the fused proppant material; breaking the fused proppant material; sizing the broken material for the specific size; and mixing broken material that is not of the specific size with the feed material. A system for performing the method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: MBJ Water Partners
    Inventor: Joseph G. Munisteri
  • Patent number: 8464970
    Abstract: An under-sink waste processing appliance includes a waste separator which extracts liquid from organic waste and passes such extracted liquid to a residential drain line. The remaining solid, in the form of organic pulp, is dried in a dryer and deposited in a removable collection receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Scott J. Ceru, Andrew Deakin, Suzanne G. Howard, Martin J. Kay, Peter Riering-Czekalla, Altay J. Sendil, Casey J. Tubman
  • Publication number: 20130146690
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating used absorbent sanitary products, comprising, a rotary cylindrical autoclave having an inner surface and two ends, at least one of which terminates in a hatch that can be opened to enable access to said autoclave and sealably closed to enable pressurization of said autoclave; and a circuit for heating and pressurizing the autoclave for heating the absorbent sanitary products to a sterilization temperature, wherein said autoclave comprises a sealing layer on said inner surface, designed to prevent adhesion on said inner surface of material coming from destructuring of said absorbent sanitary products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: FATER S.p.A.
    Inventor: FATER S.p.A.
  • Patent number: 8439284
    Abstract: The present invention provides a separation system for a waste foundry sand binder using ultrasonic waves, which can minimize the number of surface treatment processes by inducing interface separation between a foundry sand and a binder, and which further optimizes the working process and reduces the recycling cost of waste foundry sand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Soo Hyun Ha, Whee Moon Choi
  • Patent number: 8430348
    Abstract: A garbage disposer includes a casing, a garbage cup (103), a stirrer, an electrical heater (110), a deodorizing box (111) and a blower (113). An impeller (3) is arranged in the chamber surrounded by the mounting board (1) of the blower and the blower casing (2). An electromotor (4) is arranged at the other side of the mounting board. The output shaft of the electromotor drives the impeller (3) through the mounting board (1). The inlet (96) of the blower is provided on the blower casing in the axis direction of the impeller. The outlet (97) of the blower is provided on the circumference of the blower casing. The mounting board (1) includes a board body (81) and a mounding portion (82) formed integrally. The board body (81) and the mounding portion (82) are perpendicular to each other. Several recesses (85) are formed by punch on the outside of the right angle (83) formed by the board body (81) and the mounding portion (82).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventors: Shixi Xin, Chunping Tan
  • Patent number: 8424784
    Abstract: Methods for creating a proppant of a specific size from a slurry extracted from a fractured hydrocarbon well is provided, including the steps of separating water from the slurry, resulting in a solid stream and a liquid stream; mixing the slurry stream with particulate, resulting in a feed material; fusing proppant material in the feed material; quenching the fused proppant material; breaking the fused proppant material; sizing the broken material for the specific size; and mixing broken material that is not of the specific size with the feed material. A system for performing the method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: MBJ Water Partners
    Inventor: Joseph G. Munisteri
  • Publication number: 20130082129
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transportable roller mill for reducing solids with a mill housing, a grinding pan, two grinding rollers, two swing lever units, a grinding pan drive and a gear for the grinding pan. It is further provided that the roller mil is arranged for transport and operation in a container. The swing lever units are respectively connected to the mill housing and supports extend from the connection regions of the swing lever units to the bottom of the container. Vibration dampers are provided between the container bottom and the supports. The invention further relates to a grinding installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: LOESCH GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Authenrieth, Christian Barczus, Joerg Bettenworth, Nigel Hendy, Wilhelm Kulagin, Holger Wulfert
  • Patent number: RE44676
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a food garbage disposer including: a reaction vessel which includes a hopper into which food garbage is introduced, a heating tank filed with heat-medium oil to heat the hopper, and at least one heater to heat the heat-medium oil in the hopper; an automatic filter which includes an automatic injection nozzle and filters vapor discharged from the reaction vessel; a condenser which condenses the vapor passed through the automatic filter and separate the vapor into condensed water and air; a condensed-water purifier which purifies the condensed water produced by the condenser and supplies the purified water to the automatic injection nozzle of the automatic filter; a deodorizer which purifies and deodorizes the air produced by the condenser; and an air circulation adjuster which mixes the air passed through the deodorizer with external air and reintroduces the mixed water into the reaction vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignees: ENIC Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Myeong-Ryul Lee