With Separation Or Classification Of Material Patents (Class 241/68)
  • Patent number: 9757733
    Abstract: An herb grinding device having a first, second, third, and fourth section is disclosed. The first section includes a T-shaped slot on an outside surface, and a plurality of teeth extending from a top surface within a first cavity. The second section is removably coupled to the first section and includes a second section floor, a plurality of holes in the second section floor, a plurality of teeth extending from the second section floor within a second cavity. The third section is removably coupled to the second section opposite the first cylindrical section and includes a channel extending therethrough. The fourth section is removably coupled to the third section opposite the second cylindrical section and includes a collection cavity. Each of the first, second, third, and fourth cylindrical sections include a plurality of grips having alternating grip protrusions and grip recesses positioned axially along an outer perimeter of each section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Dane Joseph Dukat
  • Publication number: 20150129693
    Abstract: There is provided a food garbage disposal apparatus. The food garbage disposal apparatus includes a food garbage processing unit provided in a housing having an food garbage introduction food garbage introduction opening through which food garbage is input, and configured to decompose and dry the food garbage; and a housing driving unit provided at a lower side of the housing and configured to move the housing on a ground surface, wherein the housing driving unit is configured to move the housing up and down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: CHUN IL KOH
  • Publication number: 20150068112
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for processing lignin. The method includes feeding lignin material to the system, decreasing particle size of the lignin material in a grinding device in order to manufacture lignin powder having particle size distribution wherein at least 85 wt. % of the lignin agglomerates and particles are less than 300 microns, and increasing dry solids content of the lignin material at least 5 percentage units while decreasing the particle size in the grinding device. In addition, the invention relates to a system for processing lignin, a lignin powder, a method for manufacturing a product including lignin, a system for manufacturing a product including lignin and a product including lignin powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: UPM-KYMMENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Päivi Varvemaa, Juha Sipponen, Vilho Nissinen, Suvi Pietarinen, Nina Pykäläinen, Mauno Miettinen
  • Patent number: 8871291
    Abstract: Methods and systems for separating muscle tissue from connective tissue are provided, in which animal tissue containing both muscle tissue and connective tissue is subjected to stress, and muscle proteins are separated from the connective tissue. Slurries of separated myofibrillar protein are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: M.P.F., Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Riley, Stanley H. Hultin
  • Publication number: 20140314928
    Abstract: An optimal separation of sunflower seed meal into at least one fraction with high protein content and at least one fraction with high cellulose content is to be achieved with a method for the processing of sunflower-extraction meal, producing a fraction with a low protein content for use as fuel and a fraction having a higher protein content for use as animal feed, wherein the extraction meal is fed to a plurality of dissolving and extraction stages. This is achieved by—at least two protein removal steps, preferably by means of corrugated rolls or hammer blows or impact mills with impactation of the starting material in a short cycle sequence,—the subsequent sifting by means of sieves, as well as the collecting of the sifted material and the remaining coarse material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Erhard Bazak, Andreas Freiherr von Tautphoeus
  • Patent number: 8865781
    Abstract: A method of processing waste carpet or matting material to separate constituent materials thereof, includes optionally drying the material and then cooling the material to a temperature at which at least one constituent material therein is embrittled. A mechanical force is applied to the cooled material causing the embrittled constituent material to break into fragments. Optionally, the material from the previous step is dried. The material is then separated to separate the fragments of constituent material from other constituent material. The carpet material can be initially shredded into coarse pieces. The procedure may be repeated optionally with different temperatures to selectively embrittle and fragment different components and facilitate their separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignees: Haydale Limited, Desso Group BV
    Inventor: Ian Walters
  • Publication number: 20140203120
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for treating waste in a mechanical or mechanical-biological waste treatment plant, comprising the following steps of: introducing waste-into the waste treatment plant at least one input point, homogenizing the waste by way of at least one agitator, determining the consistency of the waste in the waste treatment plant, adding water or waste which has a higher water content than the waste in the waste treatment plant in a first scenario, or removal of water or addition of waste having a lower water content in another scenario, transporting the introduced waste to at least one output point, removing the waste. The waste treatment plant is subdivided into at least two zones and in each zone the consistency of the waste is regulated separately by the input of waste and/or addition or removal of water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: ZWECKVERBAND ABFALLBEHANDLUNG KAHLENBERG
    Inventors: Georg Gibis, Georg Person
  • Publication number: 20140147897
    Abstract: Methods of and devices for recovering oil and protein and increasing production yields using two centrifuges in series or a centrifuge with dual oil and protein separating functions in a dry mill are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Chie Ying Lee
  • Patent number: 8727250
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to a system and method for obtaining a test sample from a seed or seeds. The method generally includes placing at least one seed into a seed sampling chamber, breaking the seed into a plurality of seed particles inside the seed sampling chamber, placing a sampling element into the seed sampling chamber, and collecting at least a portion of the plurality of seed particles with the sampling element by attracting at least a portion of the seed particles to a surface of the sampling element or by forcing at least a portion of the seed particles into a feature of the sampling element. In some embodiments, the method further includes using a sampling element transfer device to transfer the sampling element to an extraction well, which may be used to extract DNA or proteins from the collected portion of seed particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Jason M. Cope, David Kurth
  • Publication number: 20140131487
    Abstract: A system for destructuring pretreated biomass includes a pretreating device for producing a pressurized mass of material having a predetermined elevated temperature a process utility disposed downstream of the pretreating device; and a combined tangential shear homogenizing and flashing apparatus connected intermediate the pretreating device and the process utility. The combined tangential shear homogenizing and flashing apparatus imparts a tangential shear to a volume of pretreated biomass while a pressure difference causes a partial phase separation of the homogenized biomass into vapor and liquid phases. A conduit for providing uninterrupted fluid communication between the outlet of the housing and the process utility for conducting the vapor and liquid phases directly into the process utility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: F. Glenn Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20140131490
    Abstract: A combined tangential shear homogenizing and flashing apparatus for destructuring pretreated biomass comprises a housing connectable to a source of pressurized pretreated biomass, and a stator and a rotor mounted within the housing. The stator and rotor being confrontationally disposed and spaced apart by a non-uniformly dimensioned axial gap. The least axial dimension between the rotor and the stator defining a restriction to a biomass flow. In use, rotational movement of the rotor with respect to the stator imparts a tangential shear to a volume of pretreated biomass. The tangential shear homogenizes the volume of pretreated biomass while a pressure difference causes a partial phase separation of the homogenized biomass into vapor and liquid phases such that the pretreated biomass undergoes at least a three-fold total volumetric increase and a weight transition to a vapor of at least one percent (1%).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: F Glenn Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20140131492
    Abstract: A combined tangential shear homogenizing and flashing apparatus for destructuring pretreated biomass comprises a housing connectable to a source of pressurized pretreated biomass, and a stator and a rotor mounted within the housing. The stator and rotor being confrontationally disposed and spaced apart by a predetermined uniformly dimensioned axial gap. In use, rotational movement of the rotor with respect to the stator imparts a tangential shear to a volume of pretreated biomass. The tangential shear homogenizes the volume of pretreated biomass while a pressure difference causes a partial phase separation of the homogenized biomass into vapor and liquid phases such that the pretreated biomass undergoes at least a three-fold total volumetric increase and a weight transition to a vapor of at least one percent (1%).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: F Glenn Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20140084090
    Abstract: A method for cleaning structural material which is to be recycled and is obtained from paper making-machine fabrics, in particular forming fabrics or press fabrics, includes the measures of a) comminution of a papermaking-machine fabric in order to obtain fabric-material particles and detaching particulate contaminating material from the papermaking-machine fabric and/or the fabric-material particles; b) separating the fabric-material particles from the particulate contaminating material; c) during or after execution of measure b), detaching contaminating material which adheres to the surface of the fabric-material particles obtained during measure b) by frictional cleaning; and d) during or after execution of measure c), separating the fabric-material particles from the contaminating material which is detached from the surface of the fabric-material particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Torsten Kallweit, Matthias Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20140077007
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of processing municipal solid waste in order to isolate a compostable product. The methods and system disclosed allow for municipal solid waste to be separated into an organic fraction and an inorganic fraction. The purity of the organic fraction may be enhanced in certain methods. The overall yield of organic material may be increased by subjecting inorganic material to further separation steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: NATIONAL RECOVERY TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Edward J. Sommer, JR., Dane H. Campbell, Robert H. Parrish
  • Publication number: 20140061340
    Abstract: A small-form-factor high-security destruction machine for optical media has a weight empty of about 16.3 lbs. and holds about 5 lbs. of residue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Charles A. Castronovo
  • Publication number: 20140014748
    Abstract: A method and system for processing biomass material from harvest to pelletizing includes a continuous shredding stage and grinding stage to reduce the size of the material. A fan pulls air through the shredder and the grinder to assist the movement of the biomass material through the shredder and the grinder. Due to the light weight of the biomass material, the material is transported between the shredding and grinding stages mechanically and pneumatically by a combination auger with air assist. The biomass material may include agricultural residues, such as corn stover. The process and equipment eliminates or minimizes damage to the carbohydrates in the biomass so as to maintain pre-grinding cellulose and hemi-cellulose levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: James Russell Zeeck
  • Publication number: 20140014750
    Abstract: An environment-friendly corpse treatment apparatus comprises: a drying portion for removing moisture contained in a corpse; a pulverization portion for applying an impact to the moisture-removed corpse to pulverize the same into small pieces; and a foreign matter separation portion for separating a foreign matter contained in the pulverized corpse. The corpse loaded at the drying portion is dried in a vacuum state. The apparatus is environmentally friendly since a pollutant such as a toxic exhaust gas or dioxin is not generated, soil is not contaminated when a corpse is buried. A treated corpse is appropriate for natural burial or woodland burial since the treated corpse can be used as a nutrient. A corpse can be used as manure or feed if the corpse is animal waste.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Young Doo Cho, Joong Yeol Kim
  • Patent number: 8628033
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pulper comprising a supply chamber (2) and a displacement chamber (3) for handling materials in an especially gentle manner, having a diameter between the supply chamber and the displacement chamber that is at most ? of the diameter of the displacement chamber (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Hans-Joachim Boltersdorf
  • Publication number: 20140008472
    Abstract: A method of preparing lignocellulosic fibre aggregates from a densified mass of lignocellulosic fibre, such as densified bales, for use in manufacturing high performance, recyclable and moldable lignocellulosic fibre and thermoplastic composites, or articles made of the high performance, recyclable and moldable lignocellulosic fibre and thermoplastic composites is provided. The method includes: (a) feeding densified forms of lignocellulosic fibre into a size reduction device; and size reducing the lignocellulosic fibres so as to produce dense lignocellulosic fibre aggregates having an average size profile suitable for use in manufacturing high performance, recyclable and moldable lignocellulosic fibre and thermoplastic composites, or articles made of the high performance, recyclable and moldable lignocellulosic fibre and thermoplastic composites. The density of the lignocellulosic fibre is generally maintained throughout the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Vincent Yan
  • Publication number: 20130334349
    Abstract: A food processing and preparation apparatus (10, 100) includes a housing (102) having a footing portion (104) and an arm section (106, 108) that together delimit a housing cavity (110), a vessel (200) defining a food chamber (204) and positionable in the housing cavity, and a blade (502) mounted for movement within the food chamber (204) of the vessel. Also, the food processing and preparation apparatus (10, 100) includes a blade movement system (500) including a motor (504) mounted within the housing (102) and an intermediary element (508) for transferring motive power from the motor (504) to the blade (502) to thereby effect movement of the blade within the food chamber (204) of the vessel (200) and a heating system (50, 700).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: MLC CORPORATION PTY LTD
    Inventor: Michelle Lisbeth Carden
  • Publication number: 20130334350
    Abstract: Disclosed in the invention is a portable food processor which comprises a container for containing food, a food processing component and a container cover component. The food processing component which is arranged inside the container can rotate relative to the container. The container cover component which is fixed to cover an opening of the container comprises a cover body, a driving component arranged in the top of the cover body and a transmission mechanism arranged in the cover body. The driving component drives the food processing component to rotate relative to the container through the transmission mechanism. The driving component is a pull rod component which comprises a chute arranged in the top of the cover body and a pull rod arranged in the chute. The pull rod is provided with a rack to mesh with a gear of the transmission mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Yan Kwong Wong
  • Publication number: 20130327858
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the reclaiming of carpet waste material. More particularly, the invention relates to a method and system for reclaiming carpet components such as yarn, tufting primary, binder, and secondary backing from post-industrial and post-consumer carpet waste in a substantially continuous flow process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John Rees, Leonard Lee Hixon, JR., Marten Hutchison
  • Publication number: 20130313344
    Abstract: Collected roofing waste, derived on-stream of old roof renovation process, exposure cold grinding with sequential separation to extract layers of bitumen from old roofing membrane. Extracted bitumen layers in crumbs are subjected to thermo dehydration and recovering by injection of volatile and modifier compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Yuriy Nykulin, Yulia Gordeeva, Vyacheslav Zheleznyakov
  • Publication number: 20130313347
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to a system and method for obtaining a test sample from a seed or seeds. The method generally includes placing at least one seed into a seed sampling chamber, breaking the seed into a plurality of seed particles inside the seed sampling chamber, placing a sampling element into the seed sampling chamber, and collecting at least a portion of the plurality of seed particles with the sampling element by attracting at least a portion of the seed particles to a surface of the sampling element or by forcing at least a portion of the seed particles into a feature of the sampling element. In some embodiments, the method further includes using a sampling element transfer device to transfer the sampling element to an extraction well, which may be used to extract DNA or proteins from the collected portion of seed particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jason M. Cope, David Kurth
  • Publication number: 20130306767
    Abstract: A pre-grinder or pre-shredder apparatus, essentially made up of at least one drive unit (1) including a hydraulically or electrically driven motor (2), a reduction gear (3) and at least one shredding element (4) connected thereto and mounted on a frame (5), a wall, a feeder chute or any other mounting. The reduction gear (3) of the drive unit (1) of the pre-grinder or pre-shredder forms an element for attaching and supporting at least one shredder element (4) and is made up of a stationary portion (3?), attached directly to the frame (5) of the pre-grinder or pre-shredder or on a mounting or a wall of the latter, and by a mobile portion (3?), the shredder element (4) being inserted on the mobile portion of the reduction gear. The apparatus is useful in treating materials from any source, in particular by shredding using grinders, hammer mills or similar devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Arnaud Becker, Caroline Becker, Catherine Becker
  • Publication number: 20130306763
    Abstract: A system for shredding medical waste, the system comprising a medical waste treating chamber (4) being an interior of an enclosure disposed within an environment which is not to be polluted, a motor (11a), a shredder (2) seated in the chamber and including a motor-driven shaft (17) and blades rotated by the shaft, the shaft (17) extending through the enclosure thereby to define an interface between the waste treating chamber (4) and the environment, and interface seal apparatus (101) preventing leakage of at least fluids from the medical waste treating chamber into the environment, via the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: CELITRON MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventor: Itzhak Carmel
  • Publication number: 20130284834
    Abstract: A compact modular mobile aggregate processing system configured with no stand-alone inter-plant conveyors for decreasing the footprint of the system and an infinitely adjustable flow diverter(s) for increasing the control of and variation of output characteristics of the system; the system further including specialized folding conveyors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: TEREX USA, LLC
    Inventors: Edwin Sauser, Albert D. Botton, Gregory Young
  • Publication number: 20130200187
    Abstract: Multiple embodiments of a variable flow classifier for vertical air-swept coal pulverizers are disclosed. In all embodiments, a classifier structure includes a cone with means for providing a pattern of inlet ports for introducing airborne coal to the cone wherein said means allows for selective variation in the size of the ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Rickey E. WARK
  • Publication number: 20130186992
    Abstract: An apparatus for sorting mined material, such as mined ore, includes an applicator for exposing fragments of a material to electromagnetic radiation and an assembly for distributing fragments from the applicator so that the fragments move downwardly and outwardly from an upper inlet of the assembly and are discharged from a lower outlet of the assembly as individual, separate fragments that are not in contact with each other. The apparatus also includes a detection and assessment system for detecting and assessing one or more than one characteristic of the fragments and a sorting means in the form of a separator for separating the fragments into multiple streams in response to the assessment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: TECHNOLOGICAL RESOURCES PTY. LIMITED
    Inventors: Grant Ashley Wellwood, Samuel Kingman, Georgios Dimitrakis, Christopher Dodds
  • Publication number: 20130181078
    Abstract: A shredder for shredding articles, the shredder includes a first cutter that provides a first stage of shredding to shred the articles and a second cutter arrangement that provides a second stage of shredding to shred the articles received from the first cutter arrangement. The second cutter arrangement includes a rotary cutter element rotatable to shred the articles into shredded particles and a filter having openings to enable the shredded particles below a predetermined size to pass therethrough. The shredder also includes an outlet allows shredded particles to exit therefrom and a vacuum that provides air flow through the second cutter arrangement for entraining and moving the articles and/or particles through the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Fellowes, Inc.
    Inventors: Tai Hoon K. MATLIN, Mitichell C. STEVENS, Shawn Michael APPLEGATE, Daniel NAMIE
  • Publication number: 20130175377
    Abstract: Apparatus for separating components of post-consumer carpet—pile, adhesive, and primary/secondary backings—may initially comprise spectrographic face fiber identification. Separating substantial portions of pile from backing comprises feeding carpeting into a rotating pinned drum, with separated pile U's dropping, while a residual composition, being primarily backing, travels with the drum, to be separated therefrom using vacuum pressure, with the composite backing being sent to a press. Vacuum pressure delivers the separated U's to a spinning perforated squirrel cage to remove dislodged pieces of adhesive, by vacuum pressure applied to an interior top portion of the cage to draw pieces therein. Rotating the perforated squirrel cage, which is sealed on the exterior using a belt, permits the U's to drop into a hopper. A mesh shaker box vibrates to separate any remaining backing from the pile U's. Hammers in a fibermill remove remaining adhesive attached to the separated pile U fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Frank J. Levy, Sergio Dell'Orco
  • Publication number: 20130112790
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the reclaiming of carpet waste material. More particularly, the invention relates to a method and system for reclaiming carpet components such as yarn, tufting primary, binder, and secondary backing from post industrial and post consumer carpet waste in a substantially continuous flow process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130092769
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a separating device for crushing concrete. The separating device comprises at least two crusher members which, optionally in co-action with bounding elements situated adjacently of the at least two crusher members, define at their upper outer ends an inlet opening for concrete to be crushed and at their lower outer ends an outlet opening for crushed concrete or at least concrete fractions. The separating device further comprises a drive device adapted to move repetitively at least a part of one of the two crusher members in the direction away from and toward the other crusher member. Outlet restriction means are provided under the outlet opening to limit an outflow of crushed concrete and/or concrete fractions. The invention further relates to a method for crushing and separating a composite material, in particular concrete, into original components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Koos Jacobus Schenk
  • Publication number: 20130087643
    Abstract: A device and a method for preparing adipose tissue for transplantation from lobular fat material extracted by liposuction, the fat material consisting of a mixture of fluid materials and cell fragments, cells and one or more cell magroagglomerates of heterogeneous sizes, include at least one sterile container having a size reducing device for reducing the fat material into cell agglomerates of smaller and identical or similar sizes, the device dividing the inner chamber of the container into at least two portions, particularly a first upper portion and a second lower portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: Carlo Tremolada
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130062443
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of dry separation for concentration and separation and a system used for the method of dry separation for concentration and separation. In the method of dry separation for concentration and separation, ore is crushed by a crusher first, and after being dry ground, materials are concentrated in conditions of airflow ventilation and vibration of the directional second vibrator by way of a dry separation concentrator. The system includes a materials feeding device, a friction vibration separator and a dry separation concentrator, the materials feeding device being setup above the friction vibration separator, at least two materials transport grooves being setup below the friction vibration separator, at least two materials transport devices being setup above the dry separation concentrator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Zhongwu Wang
  • Publication number: 20130056567
    Abstract: A coffee grinder includes a machine base, in which a crushing unit, a separating unit, and a grinding unit are provided. The machine base has an inlet and an outlet, and the crushing unit is under the inlet to crush coffee beans into parchments and beans. The separating unit has a rotary member and a collection container that the rotary member provides an air flow to send the parchments to the collection container. The grinding unit is between the crushing unit and the outlet to grind the beans from the separating unit and send the ground beans to the outlet. The present invention crush the coffee beans to separate the parchments and the beans, and the parchments are removed by the separating unit. Next, the beans will be ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Yuan-Hung Lee, Bing-Yang Lee
  • Publication number: 20130043337
    Abstract: A blending system includes a base, a housing connected to the base, and an ice bin positioned above the housing. A plurality of load cells may be positioned between the housing and the ice bin to monitor the weight of the ice bin. A drive play may be positioned above the base with a plurality of load cells disposed between the drive plate and base to monitor the weight of a container positioned on the drive plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Steve Rukavina, Tyrone Manhoff, Michael Arnett
  • Publication number: 20130032648
    Abstract: A magnetic strap for preventing the undesired passage of articles through a sink drain hole and into a garbage disposal includes a strap member having a first end and a second end, with mating fastening members provided at the first end and the second end for selectively securing the first end to the second end so as to form a loop. A plurality of magnets are secured to the strap member, the magnets exhibiting sufficient strength to attract and trap ferrous objects by drawing the ferrous objects toward a sink flange where the ferrous objects are frictionally held to thereby prevent the ferrous objects from inadvertently slipping through the sink drain hole and into the garbage disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald K. Lee
  • Publication number: 20130026262
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for selectively separating polyurethane foam and fiber from Automobile Shredder Residue (ASR). The apparatus includes a first separator, a second separator, and a third separator. The first separator primarily separates fine particles, such as dirt or glass pieces, from the ASR at a front portion thereof and separates large-sized polyurethane foam and fiber from the ASR at a rear portion thereof. The second separator grinds remaining materials after the primary separation of the first separator. The third separator separates medium-sized polyurethane foam and fiber from the remaining materials after the separation of the first separator and secondarily separates plastics, rubber, and other materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Kyungnam Kim, June Ho Yang, Hong Mo Koo
  • Publication number: 20120325943
    Abstract: Separating pile, adhesive, and primary/secondary backings of post-consumer carpet includes spectrographic fiber identification. Separating substantial portions of pile from backing comprises contacting a rotating pinned drum, with separated pile U's dropping, while a residual composition, being primarily backing, travels with the drum for subsequent delivery to a press. Dislodged pieces of adhesive are removed from separated U's by a spinning perforated squirrel cage utilizing vacuum pressure. A shaker table receives substantially separated U's upon a first screen. Eccentric motor(s) cause vibrations therein separating remaining backing and adhesive from U's, with the U's and adhesive falling through openings in the first screen onto a second screen, and with adhesive falling through openings in the second screen. The angle of the screens and frequency/direction of vibrations are adjustable to optimize a rate of production and a degree of separation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Frank Levy, Sergio Dell'Orco
  • Publication number: 20120305688
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing and sorting a municipal solid waste stream are described herein. A system can include a processing sub-system configured to receive a municipal solid waste stream and to remove the non-processable waste, a processing apparatus configured and disposed to receive constituents of the municipal solid waste stream from the processing sub-system and reduce the size of the constituents of the waste stream to an average particle size of less than about ¾ inch, and separators configured to sort the waste stream into constituents based on density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Dingrong Bai
  • Publication number: 20120305687
    Abstract: Apparatus, system and methods of using the apparatus and system to manipulate fiber(s) into a chopper, winder or other fiber(s) processing equipment. By using the apparatus the operator(s) are freed up for pressing duties that will increase productivity and also create a safer workplace. The apparatus supports and constrains slowly or rapidly running fiber(s) and moves through a sequence of movements that reposition the fiber(s) into a path that places the running fiber(s) in the proper location for processing in the chopper, winder or other processing equipment and also places the running fiber(s) into a desired groove or valley on a separator roll or guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Michael David Folk, Brian Samuel Hamby, Jerry Eugene Skelton, Randall Clark Bascom
  • Publication number: 20120234948
    Abstract: An articulating flexible overhead boom disposed on one aggregate processing plant and configured to pivot so as to hold a power cable connecting two adjacent aggregate processing plants at an elevation above the ground so as to permit walking and/or driving a vehicle between the adjacent plants while the connection power cable remains overhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: TEREX USA, LLC
    Inventor: EDWIN J. SAUSER
  • Patent number: 8252415
    Abstract: A sand making apparatus comprises: a crusher configured to crush crushed materials; a first sorter configured to sort the crushed materials obtained from the crusher into coarse particles, fine particles, and powders through air sorting by air blowing and screening sorting by a screen; a negative pressure collection unit configured to suck and collect the powders from the first sorter; and a second sorter disposed between the first sorter and the negative pressure collection unit, the second sorter configured to sort the powders into coarse powders and fine powders through negative pressure of the negative pressure collection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Kotobuki Engineering & Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takato Kaya, Katsuyoshi Hashimoto, Kiyotoshi Nakaue, Yuichi Nagahara, Ken Shimazutsu
  • Publication number: 20120181361
    Abstract: A system and method for separating carpet U's from carpet backing is described. The separation system includes a means for transporting a blend of carpet U's and backing material containing at least backing fibers and an adhesive material to a shaker box. The shaker box has at least one opening for receiving the blend. One or more portions of the shaker box have one or more orifices. The shaker box causes the carpet U's to pass through the orifices when the shaker box is activated leaving at least the backing fibers in the shaker box. The U's are passed to a cleaning means where said U's are treated to remove portions of adhesive material present on said U's. The backing fibers are released from said shaker box and transported for further treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Frank Levy, Sergio Dell'Orco
  • Publication number: 20120175445
    Abstract: In a method and equipment for conditioning a heavy fraction high in plastics, which is obtained by conditioning low-metal scrap high in plastics, which originate at least in part from shredder processes of scrap vehicles, the method includes: isolating metal parts from the heavy fraction high in plastics; reducing the size of the metal-reduced heavy fraction high in plastics that remains after the isolation of the metal parts; splitting up of the metal-reduced heavy fraction high in plastics, that remains after the isolation of the metal parts, into fractions high in plastics having different grain sizes; conditioning the separated fractions high in plastics at least partially in separate processes. The equipment includes appropriate devices for carrying out the foregoing processes. A highly pure granulate fraction may be obtained, which may be fed to material utilization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Knust, Bram den Dunnen, Heiner Guschall, Daniel Goldman
  • Publication number: 20120168544
    Abstract: A grinder used to grind material, such as tobacco leaves and other dried fruit and herbs, having windows or plastic covered openings that provide visual access to the interior of the compartment in which the finely grinded material is collected. These windows or plastic covered openings allow the user to visually determine whether sufficient material has been grinded without the burdensome task of repeatedly opening and closing the compartment. Furthermore, the grinder of the present invention is designed to allow the windows or openings to be covered and sealed by a single clear plastic part that is injection molded directly onto the sidewalls of the grinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: RANI A. CHAOUI, Zhou Li Bo Wang Xin
  • Publication number: 20120160942
    Abstract: A waterless method of processing coal to remove impurities therefrom includes drying a batch of coal to remove moisture therefrom, pulverizing the coal into individual coal particles to liberate impurity particles from the coal and without substantially reducing the size of the impurity particles, and separating the impurity particles and pulverized coal particles into respective product streams via air classification. The dryer includes a plurality of rotating paddles, and an air stream forces the coal through the plurality of rotating paddles to pulverize the coal into individual particles and liberate the impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: David M. Avant, JR., Riley D. Robbins
  • Publication number: 20120132734
    Abstract: A flush system for processing waste slurry contains animal waste, comprising a primary separator, a primary digester, and a secondary digester. The primary separator separates the waste slurry into a first portion and a second portion. The primary digester digests the first portion. The secondary digester digests at least part of the second portion. A solids content of the first portion is higher than a solids content of the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: DARITECH, INC.
    Inventor: David DeWaard