Elevator Type Patents (Class 34/189)
  • Patent number: 8561319
    Abstract: The present invention involves to the industrial automated producing method for dewatering the sludge into the dry sludge powder and the assembly thereof. The present method is to realize the industrial automated production in the industrial automated producing assembly, especially in the main equipment, dehydrator, for dewatering the sludge into the dry sludge powder, so as to dewater the sludge having the moisture content below 85% into the dry powder having the moisture content below 5%. The method and assembly of the present invention realizes recycling, reducing, stabilizing, and reusing the sludge, and can be widely applied for dewatering process of the domestic, industrial or riverway sludge or sediment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Yongfeng He
  • Patent number: 6826849
    Abstract: A contamination-free apparatus is provided for moving and drying coated photoreceptors. The contamination free apparatus includes an oven assembly having first and second side walls defining a heating chamber, a guiding track for guiding a photoreceptor carrier or pallet, and first and second magnetic drive loops mounted externally of said first and second side walls. Each of the first and second magnetic loops has first magnetic elements for inducing magnetic forces into the heating chamber. The contamination-free apparatus also includes a carrier or a pallet for holding coated photoreceptors for movement through the heating chamber. The carrier or pallet includes track followers, first and second end walls for facing the first and second side walls of the heating chamber, and second magnetic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Richard P. Millonzi
  • Publication number: 20030079364
    Abstract: The trays (V) are provided with identical vertical spacers (4) which enable the trays to be stacked on top of each other in a centred way, with a suitable spacing betweem them, and enable the various adjacent stacks of trays to be raised and lowered in steps, by means (BM) which act only on the bottom tray of each stack. The sides of the stacks of trays of the kiln are thus free and can be engaged by conveyors (37-37′, 77-77′, 57-57′) of the means provided for the translation of the trays between the stacks, both in the normal operating cycle and in the short operating cycle. However, the lower translation conveyors (24-24′) which transfer the trays from the stack with the unloading station (K2) to that with the loading station (K1) are positioned in the usual way under the stacks of trays and transversely with respect to the trays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventors: Luigi Franzoni, Valdo Marini
  • Patent number: 6438866
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flow disrupter within the flow path of a slurry comprising a desired particulate matter and a transport fluid so as to impart a force angularly disposed to an otherwise obtained direction of travel, thereby preventing the formation of a sheet of aggregated particulates against the screen surface. In a method in accord with the present invention a force is imparted to the desired particulate matter in an angular direction to the direction of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Carter Day International, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan B. Meydell, Cedric J. Adams
  • Patent number: 6170169
    Abstract: A device for drying substrate disks by irradiation with ultraviolet light, wherein during the irradiation process a glass plate is resting on the substrate disk, has a lower part on which the substrate disk rests during drying and a liftable and lowerable upper part for lowering a glass plate onto the substrate disk resting on the lower part. The upper part has a glass plate holding device that is lowered below the substrate disk upon lowering of the upper part for placement of the glass plate onto the substrate disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: STEAG HamaTech AG
    Inventors: Klaus Weber, Ulrich Speer
  • Patent number: 5632097
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for final drying of harvested brine shrimp cysts preparatory to containerization, for subsequent storage and shipment. The device is portable, and may be installed upon the near shore of the shrimp bearing body of water, or upon shrimp harvesting vessels. A closed drying chamber contains a vertically arranged series of cyst drying trays, the cysts cascading downward from tray to tray by gravity assisted by vibration of the trays from top to bottom of the drying chamber. Conveying and lifting apparatus is associated with the chamber to permit the recirculation of the cysts until a sufficient degree of dryness is obtained. Heated air is introduced into the stationary drying chamber. The apparatus provides for final separation of any broken shrimp cysts still remaining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Inventors: William H. Snitchler, Randall L. Scholl
  • Patent number: 5557857
    Abstract: An apparatus for the aftertreatment of photopolymerizable printing plates with means for generating an environment with at least one predetermined condition and a transport device to carry the plates during and for transport of the plates through the apparatus. By uncoupling the transport velocity from the prior process steps, such an apparatus enables in-line aftertreatment. The transport device has multiple orbiting pallets on a type of continuous elevator conveyed at least section-wise through the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Herbert Konermann, Reinhard Helmer
  • Patent number: 5552262
    Abstract: High volume manufacturing process for flexographic printing plates comprises wash out, drying and post-exposure. During drying the printing plates are transported with a plurality of endless conveyors. The transport speed during drying/post-exposure is lower than the transport speed during wash out such that a storage of flexographic plates can be achieved in the drying and post exposure portion of the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Herbert Konermann
  • Patent number: 5339537
    Abstract: A continuous drier for flat piece material, especially for liquid-coated printed circuit boards, and the like, comprises a heatable drier housing and a transport path that ascends in the housing and, after passing an upper turning point descends again. Secured to an endless chain that extends substantially vertically are carriers for the piece material to be transported, which carriers project outwards from the endless chain. The drier also comprises a supply duct for drying air for the piece material to be dried. The supply duct is so arranged that an airstream supplied by it flows over the piece material transversely to the direction in which the carriers project from the chain links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Assignee: Ciba-Geigy Corporation
    Inventor: Kaspar Kuster
  • Patent number: 5143663
    Abstract: An improved stereolithographic apparatus and method is described. In one embodiment, the improvement includes immersing at least a portion of a part in a volume of a liquid solvent in a vapor degreaser while subjecting the portion to ultrasonic agitation to substantially remove excess resin. Several examples of solvents are provided, including ethanol, and Freon TMS. In a second embodiment, the improvement includes building the part on a layer of liquid resin supported by a volume of a dense, immiscible, and UV transparent intermediate liquid, and integratably immersing at least a portion of the built part in the intermediate liquid, and then either subjecting the immersed portion to ultrasonic agitation to substantially remove excess resin, or subjecting the immersed portion to UV light. Several examples of intermediate liquids are provided, including perfluorinated fluids, such as Fluorinert FC-40, and water-based salt solutions, such as solutions of magnesium sulfate or sodium chloride in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard N. Leyden, Thomas A. Almouist, Mark A. Lewis, Hop D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 4767639
    Abstract: A baking apparatus including an oven having an inlet and an outlet through which pans are taken into and out of the oven is disclosed. Stationary pan receiving members are vertically arranged in multiple layers in the oven. First and second vertical feed members are provided on each side of the stationary multiple-layer pan receiving members. Movable pan receiving members are rigidly secured in multiple layers to the first and second vertical feed members at intervals twice as large as those of the stationary pan receiving members. Lateral feed members are provided to feed the pans laterally when the movable pan receiving members are aligned horizontally with the stationary pan receiving members, whereby the pans are made to move up or down in a zigzag pattern and pass the heat sources while they are moving horizontally, thus enabling the oven to be designed to have a vertical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1988
    Assignee: Kabushikigaisha Orii
    Inventor: Masaru Orii
  • Patent number: 4750276
    Abstract: Impingement heating or cooling apparatus that employs an axial flow fan, a plenum, collector and a columnating assembly for directing jets of a temperature controlled gas against the surface of a food product. Means for contacting a first layer of food products with impinging jets of a temperature controlled gas and for simultaneously contacting a second layer of food products with an alternating, convective flow of a temperature controlled gas is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Assignee: Donald Paul Smith
    Inventors: Donald P. Smith, Virgil L. Archer, William W. Plumb, Jarald E. High, Robert W. Foreman
  • Patent number: 4622903
    Abstract: A sewage screenings disposal system where raw screenings are fed to a dewatering press (7) for reducing the moisture content of the screenings, slugs of pressed screenings are conveyed from the dewatering press (7) to a multi-compartment storage carousel (17), loader ram means (16) charge the slugs into empty carousel compartments (21) and feeder ram means (26) located remote from the loader arm ram means (16) push the slugs from the full carousel compartments (21) into an incinerator (29). The carousel drive means are connected through a compartment indexing mechanism and carousel locking means (22) whereby during loading or feeding the carousel is locked against rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1986
    Assignee: Warren Engineering Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: William C. Warren, Arpad Futo
  • Patent number: 4466791
    Abstract: A condensation soldering facility (10) comprised of a housing (12) having a divider member (22) therein which separates the housing into a drying chamber (24) in an upper section and a soldering chamber (26) in a lower section. A transfer member (76) is pivotably mounted within the drying chamber (24) to receive articles (112--112) to be soldered through an access door (71) in the top of the drying chamber (24) and arcuately transfer the articles through an access door (44) in the divider member (22) to solder the articles in the soldering chamber (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1984
    Assignee: AT&T Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. Jacobs, Edward J. March
  • Patent number: 4358170
    Abstract: A vertical tower support is provided within a vertical dust collection channel that is attached to a dust collecting conduit. On either side of the vertical tower support within the channel are a plurality of modified battery cases that are attached to chains disposed around upper and lower wheels or sprockets and which travel in a carousel-like fashion around the vertical tower. A small opening on one side of the channel is provided so that stacks of battery plates may be inserted between the partitions of the modified cases within the channel. A motor activated by a manual push button, foot pedal shut-off, or, alternatively, a limit switch allows indexing of only one case at a time and is provided so that the cases will be advanced to receive stacks of battery plates as needed. An air blow-off mechanism triggered by an electric eye and limit switch combination located adjacent the top of the dust collection channel blows oxide dust from the empty modified cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Assignee: General Battery Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Eberle, Harry M. Channing
  • Patent number: 4249316
    Abstract: This installation for drying, by controlled evaporation, humidified and agglomerated caster sugar comprises an oven with a plurality of sections. Conveying means are provided for passing the products to be dried successively through these sections, between the entrance and exit of the oven. Means are provided for extracting the air, said means being connected to the median part of the oven, in order permanently to suck in the ambient air through the entrance and exit of the oven, which are left free. In each section of the oven means are also provided for producing an auxiliary air stream oriented perpendicularly to the direction of displacement of the products to be dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1981
    Assignee: Machines Chambon
    Inventor: Louis G. Corse
  • Patent number: 4209917
    Abstract: The invention provides apparatus suitable for use for example in drying or treating articles such as sheets of paper, which comprises an endless conveyor means arranged to form a plurality of support surfaces for said articles while traversing an operative zone in which the articles are subjected to a medium and to retract the surfaces into an unformed condition outside of that zone, the surfaces comprising a stack or column while in that zone, advancing and retraction means to advance to form each support surface at the entry to the zone, and means to move the formed surfaces through the zone, said advancing and retraction means acting to retract each surface successively in the region of the exit from said zone. One example of the invention provides a flexible web of material which is formed into horizontal loops to provide the support surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1980
    Assignee: Abaline Limited
    Inventor: Ian L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4126947
    Abstract: The invention relates to a settling and drying apparatus composed of a settling tank in whose center is immersed a tube of an annular supply tank with central overflow comprising, coaxially, an extractor tube plunging to the bottom of the tank and surmounted by a drying tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1978
    Inventor: Jean Labouygues
  • Patent number: 4077528
    Abstract: A plant for physical or thermal treatment of products supported upon rectangular carriers, said plant comprising a vertical conveyor for moving the carriers upwards and downwards from in inlet station to an outlet station, the conveyor being constituted by four screw-threaded spindles, positioned near the four corners of the carriers. The helix of each spindle is a rod which is helically wound around a core. The pitch of the helix is, along an angular portion of this surface, zero at the level of the inlet and outlet station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1978
    Assignee: Stork Amsterdam B.V.
    Inventor: Salomon Santen
  • Patent number: 4058908
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for drying flat printed material such as paper and card sheets and the like, supports for the printed material being mounted on the chain links of the conveyor chains of an upright chain conveyor having a transfer path which is disposed in an upper reversal zone of the conveyor chains and on which the printed material is conveyed from a rising to a falling conveyor stringer. Conveying means are disposed on the conveying path of the printed material and comprise pusher elements and/or pull elements which can be reciprocated in the conveying plane and which act only on the trailing or leading ends of the printed material so as to push and/or pull the printed material over the conveying path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1977
    Inventor: Erich Weber