Agitating To Form Larger Particles (i.e., Accretion Or Agglomeration) Patents (Class 264/117)
  • Patent number: 11662291
    Abstract: A feed validation measuring system for monitoring and controlling the quality of aquaculture feed, and a method for validating feed by utilizing such a system. The system includes the utilization of a high contrast surface, which receives a predetermined number of feed pellets and a measurement reference object, a lighting assembly to light the high contrast surface, a camera assembly to capture images of objects on the high contrast surface, and a software component which analyzes images and calculates the size of each of the predetermined number of feed pellets by referencing the size of the measurement reference object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventor: Thue Holm
  • Patent number: 11639314
    Abstract: A porous fired granulated body is formed by consolidating numerous alumina particles to each other while letting mainly interconnected pores remain in network form across an entire cross section of a granulated body particle. The pores have an inner diameter controlled by a droplet diameter of a pore forming agent and have numerous precipitated alumina crystals formed on inner surfaces thereof. Manufacture is performed by spraying the pore forming agent (emulsion) onto a raw material to form a coating layer of the pore forming agent on a surface of the raw material particle and controlling the inner diameter of the pores. A porous fired granulated body of alumina having a high specific surface area and having higher strength for the same specific surface area can thus be provided by a simple manufacturing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Itochu Ceratech Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Takahashi, Junya Shimosato, Takahiko Nakamura, Noriyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 11597872
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a micromesh proppant for use in hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells. In one embodiment, a process for forming proppant particles includes providing a slurry comprising a ceramic raw material containing alumina, atomizing the slurry into droplets, coating seeds comprising alumina with the droplets to form green pellets, sintering the green pellets to form sintered pellets, and breaking the sintered pellets to form proppant particles comprising a sintered ceramic material and having a size of from about 150 mesh to about 500 mesh and a crush strength at 7,500 psi of from about 1% to about 20%. In one embodiment, a proppant particle includes a sintered ceramic material and having a size of from about 150 mesh to about 500 mesh and a crush strength at 7,500 psi of from about 1% to about 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventor: Don Conkle
  • Patent number: 11578249
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to spacer fluids for use in subterranean operations and, more particularly, in certain embodiments, to spacer fluids that include a spacer additive comprising a solid scouring material and a biopolymer gum while being essential free of clay. An example method may comprise spacer fluid comprise water and a spacer additive. The spacer additive may comprise a solid scouring material and a biopolymer gum, wherein the solid scouring material comprises crystalline silica in an amount of about 5 wt. % or less, and wherein the spacer fluid is essentially free of clay. The example method may further comprise and introducing the spacer fluid into a wellbore to displace at least a portion of a first fluid in the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Joseph Jones, Ryan Keeran
  • Patent number: 11576861
    Abstract: Particles for delivery of active ingredients formed from an active ingredient and a hydrophobic matrix, as well as methods for making such particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventors: Cory Berkland, Milind Singh
  • Patent number: 11535740
    Abstract: Provided are crosslinked polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVPP) compositions and their use in beverage treatment. Provided is a dry, direct compressed tablet comprising at lease 70 wt % crosslinked PVPP. Also provided is the use of said tablet for the filtering and/or removing polyphenol of a liquid, preferable a beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Boai NKY Medical Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Herbert Wilhelm Ulmer, Jianqiang Wang, Xiwen He
  • Patent number: 11500398
    Abstract: The invention relates to an intelligent safety valve comprising a valve body having a first valve inlet, a valve outlet and a first sensor compartment, the first sensor compartment including a first sensor assembly, the first sensor compartment being arranged in the valve body, a first closing unit suitable for closing the intelligent safety valve, an actuator mechanically connected to the first closing unit in order to close the first closing unit, and a control unit which is connected to the actuator and is suitable for controlling the actuator, wherein the control unit is connected to the first sensor assembly in order to evaluate sets of measured values from the first sensor assembly, and wherein the first sensor assembly comprises at least one analysis sensor, for example a pH sensor, a conductivity sensor or an oxygen sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Manfred Jagiella, Detlev Wittmer
  • Patent number: 11427504
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method to produce a dental structure with a cavity having a negative form of the structure, which is formed in an investment material, wherein flowable lithium silicate glass ceramic is pressed into the cavity. Thereby a compressive surface stress is created in the ceramic structure through the replacement of lithium ions by alkali ions, in that the model is enriched with alkali compounds and/or the model is covered with a layer of a material containing alkali ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Markus Vollmann, Udo Schusser
  • Patent number: 11361876
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an integrally formed product including a metal and a fiber of biological origin disposed in dispersed state in the metal. A proportion by mass of the fiber of biological origin contained in the integrally formed product is within a range of 0.02 mass % or more and 10 mass % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Masayasu Kasahara, Akira Tachibana
  • Patent number: 11332701
    Abstract: Water-soluble unit dose article containing solid laundry detergent composition and water-soluble film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts, Alan Thomas Brooker, Carly Pickering, Katie Marie Perrie, Robby Renilde François Keuleers, Ned Peter Buijs
  • Patent number: 11305993
    Abstract: An hBN powder containing an aggregate of primary particles of hBN, the hBN powder having a ratio of an average longer diameter (L1) to an average thickness (d1) of the primary particles, [L1/d1], of 10 to 25, a tap density of 0.80 g/cm3 or more, and a BET specific surface area of less than 5.0 m2/g, in which a particle size distribution curve showing a frequency distribution based on volume of the hBN powder is a bimodal distribution curve having a first peak and a second peak in a range of a particle size of 500 ?m or less and having a peak height ratio of a second peak height (HB) to a first peak height (HA), [(HB)/(HA)], of 0.90 or less, a method for producing the same, and a resin composition and a resin sheet each comprising the hBN powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yuki Otsuka, Masaru Fukasawa
  • Patent number: 11267706
    Abstract: An hBN powder containing an aggregate of primary particles of hBN, the hBN powder having a ratio of an average longer diameter (L1) to an average thickness (d1) of the primary particles, [L1/d1], of 10 to 25, a tap density of 0.80 g/cm3 or more, and a BET specific surface area of less than 5.0 m2/g, in which a particle size distribution curve showing a frequency distribution based on volume of the hBN powder is a bimodal distribution curve having a first peak and a second peak in a range of a particle size of 500 ?m or less and having a peak height ratio of a second peak height (HB) to a first peak height (HA), [(HB)/(HA)], of 0.90 or less, a method for producing the same, and a resin composition and a resin sheet each comprising the hBN powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yuki Otsuka, Masaru Fukasawa
  • Patent number: 11028489
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a surface treatment composition and methods for using same. The composition for removing contaminants from a metallic surface, can include 3 wt % to 40 wt % of at least one bifunctional alkaline compound, 0.03 wt % to 10 wt % of at least one oxidizer comprising a metal salt, and water, where all weight percentages are based on the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Loren L. Hatle
  • Patent number: 10988419
    Abstract: According to some demonstrative embodiments, there is provided herein a fertilizer granule including a fertilizer dust and one or more binders wherein said granule comprises a single strength of at least 2.5 kg/gran and a single strength after humidity chamber 24 hours, 79% RH of at least 0.5 kg/granule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Dead Sea Works Ltd.
    Inventors: Khalil Abu Rabeah, Ruben Socolovsky, Natalia Geinik, Ayoub Alhowashla, Joseph Lati
  • Patent number: 10865481
    Abstract: A method and a turbine part having a coating with a matrix layer that includes a high temperature resistant hydrophobic polysiloxane filler, wherein the coating has superior mechanical strength and temperature resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Widmer, Sven Olliges, Alexander Stankowski, Piero-Daniele Grasso, Mauro Melas, Thomas Baumann
  • Patent number: 10808168
    Abstract: Methods and systems for treating a subterranean formation. The method comprises adding proppant particulates to a fluidized bed granulator; spraying a binding agent on the proppant particulates to at least partially coat the proppant particulates with the binding agent, wherein the coated proppant particulates form proto-aggregates; adding the proto-aggregates to a treatment fluid; and introducing the treatment fluid into a fracture within the subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Gladys Montenegro Galindo, Dipti Singh, Philip D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10688564
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process and an apparatus for producing powder particles by atomization of a feed material in the form of an elongated member such as a wire, a rod or a filled tube. The feed material is introduced in a plasma torch. A forward portion of the feed material is moved from the plasma torch into an atomization nozzle of the plasma torch. A forward end of the feed material is surface melted by exposure to one or more plasma jets formed in the atomization nozzle. The one or more plasma jets being includes an annular plasma jet, a plurality of converging plasma jets, or a combination of an annular plasma jet with a plurality of converging plasma jets. Powder particles obtained using the process and apparatus are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Maher I. Boulos, Jerzy W. Jurewicz, Alexandre Auger
  • Patent number: 10544480
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an agglomeration drum and to a procedure for the agglomeration of mineral inside said drum for the pretreatment of minerals, both of them mainly used in hydrometallurgy. Said drum and procedure use a system and a phase of recirculation of gases as part of the invention. Additionally, in the agglomeration procedure the process of chemical reactions occurring inside the agglomeration drum is included. The agglomeration drum, agglomeration procedure and the reactive process allow to obtaining uniform, stable and poorly degradable agglomerates that have a bigger agglomerate-reagent contact surface. The agglomerates or aggregates produced in the agglomeration drum and according to the process of the invention increase the extractive yield of the later leaching process, thus reducing the creation of preferred ways for the leaching solution in the leaching piles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: K+S Chile S.A., Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria
    Inventors: Oscar Engdahl Toledo, Juan Carlos Flaquer, Jorge Ipinza Abarca, Juan Patricio Ibáñez
  • Patent number: 10414994
    Abstract: A device includes a rotary drum and a fluid conduit. The rotary drum has a horizontal rotation axis and the drum has a sealed inlet end and a sealed outlet end. The drum is configured to receive biomass proximate the inlet end and has a discharge port proximate an outlet end. The fluid conduit is disposed along an inner surface of the drum. The fluid conduit is configured to carry heated fluid and has a coupling external to the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ICM, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Thorn, Albert Bennett, Samuel Vander Griend
  • Patent number: 10384959
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a complex comprising micelles of organic cation adsorbed on clay in granulated form, to a method for obtaining an aqueous solution substantially free of organic, inorganic anionic pollutants, or microorganisms present therein, comprising contacting the aqueous solution containing said pollutants with such a complex and to a system for obtaining an aqueous solution substantially free of organic, inorganic anionic pollutants, or microorganisms present therein employing the granulated complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Shlomo Nir, Marklen Ryskin
  • Patent number: 10363499
    Abstract: A tumbler may be used as defluidizer, dryer, coater, classifier, or dynamic filter. The tumbler includes a rotatable drum that receives a solid/fluid slurry through an inlet chute. As the slurry travels through the drum, fluid exits the drum through a plurality of apertures in screens attached to the sides of the drum, while the solids continue along the drum's length until they reach one or more openings and exit the drum into an outlet chute. The outlet chute includes ridges that wrap around rings extending from the openings of the drum to prevent solids from escaping the outlet chute. To further dry the solids before they exit the drum, an air tube at least partially disposed within the drum is configured to introduce a flow of air into the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Gala Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Thrasher, Duane Boothe, Kerry P. Morris, David Bryan, George N. Benoit
  • Patent number: 10265413
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are high molecular weight compounds comprising gelatin and doxorubicin, where the gelatin is covalently linked to doxorubicin through a cleavable linker. The cleavable linker can be cleaved under appropriate physiological conditions, and thus lead to the freeing of doxorubicin. The free doxorubicin can then exert its cytotoxic effects on cancer cells. Disclosed herein are methods of making the high molecular weight gelatin-doxorubicin conjugates and methods of use of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Clyde M. Ofner, III, Chris Cammarata, Brian Rhodes, Darren Wu
  • Patent number: 10265899
    Abstract: A precursor for use in forming a multi-attribute pellet that includes virgin and recycled content is disclosed. The precursor may comprise a micro-pellet including recycled content. In embodiments, the micro-pellet may be in the range of about 300 pieces per gram to about 1200 pieces per gram. Embodiments of methods for forming precursors and methods for forming multi-attribute pellets are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: James Kulp, Thomas Busard, Craig Robel, Timothy Susalla
  • Patent number: 10167366
    Abstract: Polysilocarb formulations, cured and pyrolized materials, was well as articles and use for this material. In particular pyrolized polysilocarb ceramic materials and articles contain these materials where, the ceramic has from about 30 weight % to about 60 weight % silicon, from about 5 weight % to about 40 weight % oxygen, and from about 3 weight % to about 35 weight % carbon, and wherein 20 weight % to 80 weight % of the carbon is silicon-bound-carbon and 80 weight % to about 20 weight % of the carbon is free carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Hopkins, Mark S. Land, Walter J. Sherwood, Tim C. Moeller, Bruce A. Bricco, Douglas M. Dukes, Brian L. Benac, Michael J. Mueller
  • Patent number: 10155996
    Abstract: A method and a device for producing granulates (1) which are obtained by the method steps: intensively mixing raw materials (2) and optionally additives (6) by adding water (3) to form a mixture (4); introducing the mixture (4) and optional additives (6) into a granulator (11); granulating the mixture (4) by adding water (3) to form raw granulates (12); introducing the raw granulates (12), water (3) and optional additives (6) into a rolling drum (17) and rolling the raw granulates (12) to form the granulates (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventors: Christoph Aichinger, Stefan Hoetzinger, Karl Laaber, Johann Reidetschlaeger
  • Patent number: 10105388
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medicinal clay preparation containing 90-99.9% w/w medicinal clay and 0.1-10% w/w binders. It further relates to a method for producing the medicinal clay preparation, wherein first the binder(s) is/are dissolved or suspended in purified water and then the medicinal clay is mixed with the binder-water mixture and granulated by a conventional method. Optionally, a coating can also be subsequently applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Ariane Kaestner
  • Patent number: 9969105
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing agrochemical granules, which contain an agrochemical active ingredient, one or more kinds of hydrophobic substances, and a substance capable of absorbing oil, with stable quality. The method for producing agrochemical granules of the present invention includes (i) a step of obtaining a mixture by mixing an agrochemical active ingredient, one or more kinds of hydrophobic substances, and a substance capable of absorbing oil together, (ii) a step of obtaining a kneaded material by loading the obtained mixture into a kneading device, kneading the mixture at a heating temperature equal to or higher than the highest melting point of the hydrophobic substances, and then causing the kneaded material to be discharged from the kneading device at a temperature equal to or lower than the highest melting point of the hydrophobic substances, and (iii) a step of granulating the obtained kneaded material by an extrusion molding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Tanaka, Kazuhiro Shimanuki
  • Patent number: 9969930
    Abstract: Ceramic inks formulated for additive formation of proppants are provided, as well as methods of manufacturing such ink and ink systems including such ink. The proppant formed can contain a proppant core, a proppant shell, a proppant outer coating or any combination thereof. Additive methods for forming proppants are also provided. The ceramic ink can be applied drop-wise, linearly, in a planar fashion, or any combination thereof to form proppants. Additive fabricators configured to produce proppant are further provided, as are systems including the same and software for running the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Florio, Christopher E. Coker
  • Patent number: 9957184
    Abstract: Submerged combustion glass manufacturing systems include a melter having a floor, a roof, a wall structure connecting the floor and roof, and an exhaust passage through the roof. One or more submerged combustion burners are mounted in the floor and/or wall structure discharging combustion products under a level of material being melted in the melter and create turbulent conditions in the material. The melter exhausts through an exhaust structure connecting the exhaust passage with an exhaust stack. The exhaust structure includes a barrier defining an exhaust chamber having an interior surface, the exhaust chamber having a cross-sectional area greater than that of the exhaust stack but less than the melter. The barrier maintains temperature and pressure in the exhaust structure at values sufficient to substantially prevent condensation of exhaust material on the interior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Aaron Morgan Huber, Marlon Keith Martin
  • Patent number: 9895824
    Abstract: A process for production of wood-base materials from lignocellulosic comminution product is disclosed. The wood-base materials are treated with at least one additive in the course of their production to reduce or diminish the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and, optionally, very volatile organic compounds (VVOCs), in particular terpenes and acids. The treatment is effected with one additive, being a porous carbon, like activated carbon. In another aspect, the present application is directed to the use of porous carbon, in particular, activated carbon, to reduce or diminish the emission of VOC, and optionally, VVOC, to reduce or diminish the emission of terpene and acids and aldehydes. Also, wood-base materials which are obtainable with the process or wood-based materials produced by using the additives mentioned above and which have reduced emission of VOCs, in particular terpenes and acids but also aldehydes are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SWISS KRONO TEC AG
    Inventors: Julia Borowka, Joachim Hasch
  • Patent number: 9854825
    Abstract: A retort rice meal producing system includes a pressurized steamer mechanism performing a steam heating process on raw rice under pressurizing, a steamed-rice single granulation mechanism removing surface-layer moisture from the steamed rice processed for single granulation as being conveyed by a conveyer, a quantitative filling mechanism of measuring the steamed rice subjected to single granulation for each pack and filling a container with the steamed rice, a packing mechanism further filling the steamed-rice-filled container filled with the steamed rice with at least an amount of a liquid such as a rice-cooking liquid required for soaking and moisture absorption and air for allocating a head space, and sealing the container, a soaking/moisture-absorbing mechanism reversing a package of the sealed container a plurality of times and causing the rice-cooking liquid to be absorbed into the steamed rice, and a retort sterilizing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Takeshi Fukumori, Keishi Wakabayashi, Fuminori Harada, Toshinori Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 9422770
    Abstract: A method for making a diamond compact includes pre-heating a diamond body which includes a carbonate catalyst to convert at least a portion of the carbonate catalyst into an oxide, assembling the diamond body and a substrate, providing a braze material between the diamond body and the substrate to form a diamond compact, heating the braze material to melt the braze material and form a braze joint between the diamond body and the substrate, and cooling the braze material after increasing the pressure. A bit having a diamond compact including a carbonate catalyst and a metal oxide mounted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Smith International, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Daniel Belnap, Yahua Bao, Youhe Zhang, Liang Zhao, Zhijun Lin
  • Patent number: 9387480
    Abstract: The invention relates to the granulation by agglomeration of ceramic compositions ground in dry phase. The invention proposes an alternative to the method of wet-phase grinding and drying by atomization. The method consists of dry-phase grinding and preparing argillaceous ceramic compositions without binders, additives, or deflocculants from argillaceous minerals (about 60%) mixed with inorganic materials, grain sizes of less than 120 micrometers, in a horizontal rotary cylindrical device with deflecting paddles, the intake of said minerals, powdery materials and water takes place at one end of said device; and granules that are moved by said deflecting paddles are formed due to the rotation of said device. The outlet of the granulated material is at the opposite end of said device. The invention offers the following advantages: energy savings of 80%; savings in water consumption during granulation of 75-80% and 10-20% of additional savings in the pressure for pressing the granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: Antonio Arnau Villanova
  • Patent number: 9370756
    Abstract: A method for producing agglomerated particles, including maintaining in a fluid bed a fluidised particle layer above a plate having perforations through which fluidisation gas flows, the fluid bed being divided into an inner and an outer zone, supplying the fluidised particle layer with descending particles directly from a spray dryer to be agglomerated in the fluid bed, atomizing an agglomeration liquid in the fluidised layer of particles, and guiding the fluidised particles in a plug-flow toward an outlet. The outer zone receives the majority of the descending particles and the inner zone is connected to an outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: NIRO A/S
    Inventor: Peter Schultz Nielsen
  • Patent number: 9061946
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a production method for a truly spherical ceramic ball by means of a rotational method, and to a device therefor. More specifically, a method is disclosed which uses seeds to facilitate formation of ceramic balls into a spherical shape and repeats heating and cooling or grades ceramic balls according to size to form ceramic balls having a similar size during the formation process, thereby increasing strength of the ceramic balls while ensuring excellent particle size distribution. Also, an apparatus for producing ceramic balls using a rotation manner is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Biocera Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hyoung Tag Jeon
  • Publication number: 20150145161
    Abstract: A method for producing powder from a coarsely granular, thermoplastic material, comprising a homogenizing first device produces a first melt from a non-homogeneous pre-mixture of the material; first chips are produced from the first melt in a second device; the chips are milled to a powder; the powder is separated into at least two fractions with coarser and finer particle sizes; and a selected fraction with finer particle sizes is returned to the method prior to milling; wherein a second melt is produced from the selected fraction in a non-homogenizing third device, with second chips being produced from the latter, and the second chips are combined with the first chips and milled with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: BBA Innova AG
    Inventor: Urs Kirchhofer
  • Patent number: 9011740
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for recycling synthetic turf that includes agglomerating a plurality of synthetic turf fragments and extruding the agglomerated material. The method produces a recycled material suitable for use as infill in a synthetic turf. Accordingly, an infill for synthetic turf and a synthetic turf including that infill are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Textile Management Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Mashburn, William Henry Harrison, IV, Dewayne Ray Miller
  • Publication number: 20150069288
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to hexagonal boron nitride nanosheet/ceramic nanocomposite powder including surface-modified hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets which serve as a reinforcing agent for the matrix ceramic, and a method for producing the same, and a hexagonal boron nitride nanosheet/ceramic nanocomposite material including the hexagonal boron nitride nanosheet/ceramic nanocomposite powder and a method for producing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Soonhyung HONG, Bin Lee, Dongju Lee
  • Patent number: 8969439
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of agglomeration (10) which has the steps of mixing a feedstock (12) of small particles which have an average particle size of 3 mm or less with a binder (14) which is in the form of a polyvinyl alcohol in the form of an aqueous polyvinyl alcohol solution in a first blender (16) to form a binder mixture (18), reacting a gelling agent (20) with the feedstock and the binder and processing the binder mixture to deliver an agglomerate (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Enviroserv Waste Management Limited
    Inventor: Michael Windsor Symons
  • Publication number: 20150057398
    Abstract: Improved solventless processing technology for additive blends containing a polymer carrier, including those which have high level of additives, is described. High concentrations of low-melting, sticky additives lead to phase separation and extrusion instability, such that pellets cannot be formed from such additive blends by traditional extrusion process. These blends include those with a high level of active additives that have been described in the literature as Type A Superblends. Here a polymer typically acts as the carrier of the additives. The new and improved technology involves the solid state compaction processing, using a tubular die, of such impossible-to-pelletize additive blends of the Type A composition to produce commercially useful pelletized additive blends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Ananda M. Chatterjee, Sumitra Subrahmanyan
  • Patent number: 8932715
    Abstract: The present invention relates to maintaining bioactive molecules in their native or substantially near-native form and preventing or reduce aggregation. In particular, the present invention relates to precipitation-protective or stabilizing additives and a method of using said precipitation-protective/stabilizing additives to protect and maintain the bioactive molecules in a native or substantially near-native form and to prevent or reduce aggregation during or following precipitation to form particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: University of Strathclyde
    Inventors: Barry Douglas Moore, Jan Vos, Johann Partridge
  • Patent number: 8906949
    Abstract: Silicon dioxide free orally disintegrating tablet formulations of zolmitriptan or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof having magnesium carbonate heavy and sodium stearyl fumarate with one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients and a process for preparing such a formulation and its use in the treatment of migraines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Sanovel Ilac Sanayi Ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi
    Inventors: Umit Cifter, Ali Turkyilmaz, Gulay Yelken
  • Publication number: 20140319720
    Abstract: The invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising rivaroxaban, suitable for immediate release, and processes of preparing such compositions, preferably by a melt-granulation process or by a specific direct-compression process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Ralph Stefan, Jana Paetz
  • Publication number: 20140302977
    Abstract: To provide granules which are to be used as raw material for aluminosilicate glass and which are capable of reducing formation of fine powder during the production thereof, and a process for their production. Granules of a glass raw material mixture comprising at least silica sand and aluminum oxide, which are to be used for production of glass, characterized in that when the granules in such a state that the water content is at most 2 mass % are subjected to screening using a sieve having 1 mm openings, D50 representing the volume cumulative median diameter in the particle size distribution curve of particles passed through the sieve, is from 350 to 5,000 ?m, and in the particle size distribution curve of water-insoluble components in the granules, the proportion of particles exceeding 50 ?m in diameter is at most 6 vol %, and D90 representing the 90% volume cumulative particle diameter from the smaller particle size side is at most 45 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Yasuhiro KUNISA, Nobuhiro Shinohara
  • Patent number: 8808590
    Abstract: Pelletizing device and method for pelletizing pelletizing materials having a pelletizing disk inclined to the horizontal and provided rotatable wherein the pelletizing disk is driven via a motor device. The pelletizing disk comprises a bottom and a side wall, the effective height of the side wall being variable. The side wall comprises an inner side wall device and an outer side wall device, the inner side wall device being disposed height-adjustable relative to the outer side wall device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Haver Engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Lampke, Steffen Silge, Gunther Schurig, Vincent Delatour, Sandra Weyrauch
  • Patent number: 8796188
    Abstract: A process for forming a strong, low-density proppant, which process includes heating pumice particulates, or shaped agglomerates thereof, so as to form heat-treated pumice particulates, or heat-treated, shaped pumice agglomerates, having an apparent density of 2.4 or less and a crush resistance of no more than 10% fines at 4000 psi. Proppants, and well treatment fluids comprising proppants, meeting these characteristics and processes for treating subterranean formations using fluids which include such proppants are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas J. Pisklak, Richard F. Stevens, Jr., Qi Qu, Elizabeth G. Morillo
  • Publication number: 20140159272
    Abstract: A process for reusing rockwool production by-product into marketable bricks is disclosed. The process includes, in a brick forming facility, sequentially dumping incoming rockwool production by-product in a mixing bunker in a first direction, acquiring the rockwool production by-product from the mixing bunker in a second direction, and forming bricks with the mixed rockwool production by-product. Acquiring the rockwool production by-product in the second direction mixes the rockwool production by-product from two non-sequential dumps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Francis A. Lesters
  • Publication number: 20140142686
    Abstract: The present invention relates to biodegradable medical devices such as stents manufactured from biodegradable polymeric-bioceramic nanoparticle composites. The invented medical devices include at least one bioceramic nanoparticle dispersed in at least one biodegradable polymer, wherein the said biodegradable polymers include biodegradable polyesters. The device and methods to disperse one or more bioceramic nanoparticle, wherein the said bioceramic nanoparticle include, but are not limited to, amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP), dicalcium phosphate (DCP), tricalcium phosphate (TCP), pentacalcium hydroxyl Apatite(HAp), tetracalcium phosphate monoxide(TTCP) and combinations or analogues thereof. Other embodiments include methods of fabricating biodegradable stent with said polymeric-nanoparticle composites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Tim Wu
  • Publication number: 20140059971
    Abstract: The present invention relates to thermal insulation materials made of hollow oxide particles. Use of hollow oxide particles having an overall thermal conductivity of less than 0.026 W/(mK) is for example suitable for the building sector or other areas where thermal insulation is required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Bjørn Petter Jelle, Bente Gilbu Tilset, Susie Jahren, Arild Gustavsen, Tao Gao
  • Patent number: 8663518
    Abstract: A method of producing a titanium dioxide pigment is provided. Also provided is a method of improving the processability of titanium dioxide particles without adversely affecting the rheological properties of the titanium dioxide particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Tronox LLC
    Inventors: Kamlesh G. Panjnani, David F. Marshall, Jeffrey D. Elliott