Helical Pusher Inside Tube Moves Material Toward Perforated Member Patents (Class 241/82.1)
  • Patent number: 9650901
    Abstract: A damper for a turbine rotor assembly of a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The damper includes a width dimension, a height dimension, and a length dimension and a forward plate. The damper further includes an aft plate that is larger than the forward plate along the width and height dimension and having a lower portion including two legs extending in the height dimension. The damper also includes a longitudinal structure extending in the length dimension and connecting the forward plate and the aft plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Solar Turbines Incorporated
    Inventors: Qingxuan Michael Zhang, Theresa A. Brown, Leslie John Faulder
  • Patent number: 9162230
    Abstract: Orifice plates, grinding machines, and method of using the same are provided that can process a material. In one aspect, an orifice plate includes multiple orifices, at least one of which has two tapered segments aligned with and operably connected to each other and that taper downwardly from respective outer portions to inner portions. An intermediate bore may connect to minimum diameter portions of each of the tapering segments so that the tapering segments are connected to each other by way of the intermediate bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: WEILER AND COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: E. William Wight
  • Patent number: 8882009
    Abstract: A forming disk apparatus for processing foodstuff product that includes a plurality of holes that open into a portion of an axial side surface of the forming disk. A depression is also provided eccentrically in the side surface of the forming disk and positioned concentrically relative to the forming disk. A cutting apparatus is arranged to bear against an axial side surface of the forming disk such that the cutting apparatus is movable relative to the forming disk apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Vemag Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Heiko Walther, Christoph Thelen, Alexander Fahnenspiel
  • Patent number: 8746138
    Abstract: A solid/fluid separation module and pretreatment apparatus and method enables pretreatment of biomass at high temperature and pressure with the ability to vary residence and processing times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: GreenField Specialty Alcohols Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Romeo Lehoux, Christopher Bruce Bradt
  • Publication number: 20130206882
    Abstract: Deboning machines and methods of operating deboning machines are provided. In one aspect, a deboning machine includes a housing, a bearing supported by the housing, a separation chamber supported by the housing and including perforations defined through the separation chamber from an interior surface to an exterior surface, an auger including a shaft and a flute formed about the shaft with the auger extending through the separation chamber and the flute adapted to be positioned a working distance from the interior surface of the separation chamber. The deboning machine also includes a retainer rotatably supported by the bearing with the auger extending through the retainer, a nut rotatably coupled to a threaded portion of the auger and rotation of the moves the flute relative to the separation chamber to establish the working distance between the flute and the interior surface of the separation chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: WEILER AND COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: WEILER AND COMPANY, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130056568
    Abstract: A grinder assembly for a waste disposal device includes a rotary shaft mounted rotatably in a grinder tank about an axis, a shredding blade unit, and a plurality of interconnecting ribs extending radially to interconnect the shredding blade unit and the rotary shaft. The shredding blade unit is configured to be rotated along a spiral path and has a forward-facing major surface which forces kitchen waste in the grinder tank to advance forward so as to render the stirring and shredding operation efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Ta Ya Kitchen Utensil Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuang-Nan Chang
  • Publication number: 20120267460
    Abstract: A recycling machine includes a main frame, a sieve barrel, a pressing cylinder, an end disk, a propeller shaft, a cutting device and an output device. The sieve barrel has a receiving chamber and a plurality of sieving apertures. The pressing cylinder has a receiving space and a plurality of toothed pressing portions. The end disk has a plurality of extruding holes. The propeller shaft has a first helical blade, a buffering portion and a second helical blade. Thus, the reused materials are forced into and revolved in the sieve barrel by rotation of the first helical blade to proceed a first-stage dehydration process, and are compressed in the buffering space between the buffering portion and the receiving chamber to proceed a second-stage dehydration process so that the reused materials are dehydrated completely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Chun-Yu Tsai
  • Publication number: 20120178350
    Abstract: A desirably close clearance between outer edges of the flights of a conveying screw and the inside surface of a separator housing and screen can be obtained by offsetting the axis of the screw within the screen and by rotating the axis of the screw about the axis of the separator housing. Adjustments to the amount of such offset of the screw axis can be made in steps as the outer edges of the flights on the conveying screw wear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: A. Rae McFarland
  • Patent number: 8104703
    Abstract: A meat mincing and mixing machine with a dual mode operation has a tilting mixing vat with inner rotating mixing blade fixed to a longitudinal horizontal axis, a unit for actuating the tilting mixing vat, a support and fixation device for supporting the axle detachably together with the mixing blades for cleaning and maintenance, a mincing body supporting the vat, separated by a sliding track door, and provided with a mincing spindle located inside the mincing body with a horizontal axis and a longitudinal direction, parallel to the longitudinal horizontal axle of the mixing blades and aligned against a front exit mouth, a protective casing covering the front exit mouth and rotating about a lower axle, a unit for actuating the mincing spindle, a folding screen provided at the rear of the vat and protecting against splattering, and actuation controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: Juan Vila Bonas
  • Patent number: 8092076
    Abstract: A device for extracting and fragmenting substances, especially infectious or malodorous substances, in a laboratory test vessel (3) is provided. The device includes a processing tool (11) and a stirrer element (33). An interior of the laboratory test vessel (3) is subdivided by a sieve (59) into a collection chamber and a processing chamber. The sieve (59) prevents parts of the substances having a defined rain size from reaching the collection chamber (73). A sample can be taken from the collection chamber using a pipette (45) which is passed through the stirrer element (33) and the sieve (59).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Medic Tools AG
    Inventor: Franz Gregor Bucher
  • Patent number: 8091473
    Abstract: A juice extractor capable of extracting juice from vegetables, fruits or soymilk from beans is disclosed. The extractor includes a housing having a draff outlet port and a juice outlet port, a screw having an upper rotary shaft inserted in a rotary shaft hole of the housing and a lower rotary shaft with a plurality of screw spirals formed on an outer periphery thereof, and a mesh drum for extracting the juice toward the juice outlet port, and a rotary brush mounted between the housing and the mesh drum and having a brush holder. Various nutrients and intrinsic flavor contained in the vegetables or fruits are maintained to the fullest extent by employing a very low speed screw of a squeezing mode. Also, since the housing accommodating the screw is vertically fixed to an upper portion of a drive unit, the material is automatically moved downward without pressing the material down, and the draff is discharged while squeezing and grinding the materials put in an inlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Young-Ki Kim
  • Publication number: 20110284670
    Abstract: A nut grinder includes a nut auger, a stationary grinding plate, and a rotatable grinding plate configured to grind nuts. The nut auger and rotatable grinding plate may be adapted to receive rotational power from a human user or a mechanical source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: COUNTRY LIVING PRODUCTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jack R. Jenkins, Joel A. Jenkins, Alex M. Smith
  • Patent number: 8038086
    Abstract: Self-correcting plate guards for installation over an orifice plate of a grinding machine are disclosed. Each plate guard has studs that fit into apertures of an orifice plate. The studs and apertures are sized so that the correct guard must be used with a particular orifice plate. Furthermore, the mounting ring that holds the orifice plate in place on the grinding machine cannot be tightened for use of the grinding machine without the plate guard being installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Weiler and Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Albrecht, Nick J. Lesar
  • Patent number: 7927006
    Abstract: A device for extracting and fragmenting substances, especially infectious or malodorous substances, in a laboratory test vessel (3) is provided. The device includes a processing tool (11) and a stirrer element (33). An interior of the laboratory test vessel (3) is subdivided by a sieve (59) into a collection chamber and a processing chamber. The sieve (59) prevents parts of the substances having a defined rain size from reaching the collection chamber (73). A sample can be taken from the collection chamber using a pipette (45) which is passed through the stirrer element (33) and the sieve (59).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Medic Tools AG
    Inventor: Franz Gregor Bucher
  • Patent number: 7886998
    Abstract: Self-correcting plate guards for installation over an orifice plate of a grinding machine are disclosed. Each plate guard has studs that fit into apertures of an orifice plate. The studs and apertures are sized so that the correct guard must be used with a particular orifice plate. Furthermore, the mounting ring that holds the orifice plate in place on the grinding machine cannot be tightened for use of the grinding machine without the plate guard being installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Weiler and Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick J. Lesar, Christopher E. Albrecht
  • Patent number: 7731114
    Abstract: A device for producing and processing food, in particular meat, includes at least one perforated plate (P) having holes through which the food can be pressed. The perforated plate, (P) is made of two parts, for example, a carrier and an insert, and a press element, for example, a blade which is guided along the insert, is associated with the insert. The insert deviates, in a minimal manner, with heat arising between the insert and the press element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Inotec GmbH & Co. Holding und Handels KG
    Inventor: Miroslav Domlatil
  • Publication number: 20100078512
    Abstract: An apparatus containing crushing screws (11) of the same pitch direction and without central shaft, provided with short drive shafts (112) on their driven end, wherein the rotational axis of the discharging screw (151) and the plane determined by the rotational axes of the two crushing screws (11) define an acute angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: Veolia Bioenergy Europe Kft
    Inventors: Ernö Páll, Ferenc Töröcsik, Gyözö Barabás, Mihály Szilágyi, István Hajdú
  • Publication number: 20090080607
    Abstract: Meat processing device having at least one comminution unit for comminution and/or mixing of fresh and/or frozen meat and having at least one transport means (2) on which the meat can be transported and which is arranged, in the direction of processing, downstream of the comminution unit (1), which has a fat analysis device (3) for determining the fat content, the density in the meat and/or the BEFFE (connective tissue protein free meat protein), and also process for fat analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Hartmut Hoffmann, Stefan Linn
  • Patent number: 7207510
    Abstract: This invention contains a suction base meat grinder consisting of a meat grinder with a suction base and manually operated grinding unit. Turning a rotating disk first, the user will firmly fix this meat grinder to the kitchen table surface, as well as lock the base to the upper grinding part. Then the user can rotate the handle to spin the screw bolt and the pedal blade, pushing meat to go through the pedal blade, and be grinded into ground meat, thus finishing the grinding process. Meanwhile, this grinder is made up by the grinding unit and the sucking base. The grinding unit and the sucking base can be separated at cleansing time, making it easier to clean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Inventor: Yan Kwong Wong
  • Patent number: 7114671
    Abstract: A device for separating the hard components for a grinder used in the field of the food industry, and more particularly of the mincing of meat, downstream of one or several cutting assemblies, includes a grid for stopping hard components which is associated with a separating cutter of for draining hard components towards the center, in order to cause them to pass into a collecting tube which is screwed into a supporting grid or spider according to an adjustable depth. The collecting tube includes, an axial recess capable of receiving the end of a driving shaft of the cutters of the grinder, so that the latter can be held transversely and rotate in it and, peripherally with respect to the axial recess, at least one channel allowing the transit of hard components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: ETS David Guy
    Inventor: Guy David
  • Patent number: 6971595
    Abstract: A self-fed shredder device for shavings-removing machine tools, including a channel element (3) in which extends a motorized auger conveyor (4) whose terminal end (7) traverses an internally grooved cylindrical body (14) and bears a lobed rotor (22) axially facing the exterior of the grooved cylindrical body (14). The lobed rotor (20) is able to rotate within a laterally open generally tubular body (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: GI.PI. S.r.l.
    Inventor: Alfonso Galletti
  • Patent number: 6622950
    Abstract: A separating or deboning machine, for separating soft material such as meat from hard material such as bone, includes a separating chamber through which a flighted auger extends. The separating chamber has a series of perforations in a side wall, through which soft material passes upon rotation of the auger. Pressure is maintained within a flow passage defined by the separating chamber, which forces the soft material through the separations to the exterior of the separating chamber. The separating chamber is preferably formed so as to have a parallel-type wall structure, to provide a high throughput of material. The perforations are in the form of specially configured slots which provide low pressure passages for enabling soft material to pass from the flow passage to the exterior of the separating chamber. The slots are inclined in the direction of auger rotation in an upstream-to-downstream direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Weiler and Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent E. Fleming, Thomas C. Goldston
  • Publication number: 20010052558
    Abstract: The meat grinder 10 comprising an auger housing 16 defining an elongated auger chamber 20 having a delivery end 36, and an auger 22 rotatably mounted in the auger chamber for urging meat toward the delivery end 36 of the auger chamber 20. A support plate 40 is positioned at the delivery end 36 of the auger chamber 20 and defines an array of perforations 44 in communication with the auger chamber. A cutter plate 30 is positioned in the auger chamber 20 in abutment with and is supported by the support plate 40, and defines an array of perforations 38. An alignment lobe 32 protrudes from the cutter plate 30 and registers with a similarly shaped recess 46 in the support plate 40 to align the perforations of the cutter plate 30 with the perforations of the support plate 40. A cutter blade 26 is positioned in the auger chamber 20 and is rotatable in juxtaposition with the cutter plate 30 for cutting meat urged by the auger 22 auger into the perforations 38 of the cutter plate 30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Publication date: December 20, 2001
    Inventor: Mark S. Younker