Chamber Seals Patents (Class 34/242)
  • Patent number: 9670612
    Abstract: A laundry treatment apparatus and a method for controlling a laundry treatment apparatus are provided. The method may include supplying alternating current at a predetermined first frequency to a compressor; measuring a first time a temperature of refrigerant discharged from the compressor; measuring a second time a temperature of the refrigerant discharged from the compressor, when a predetermined first reference time has passed after the measuring the first time of the temperature of the refrigerant discharged from the compressor; and controlling the first frequency of the alternating current based on a difference between the temperature measured the first time and the temperature measured the second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangik Lee, Taegyu Jin
  • Patent number: 9651303
    Abstract: An oven and method for curing inks on various substrates and textiles, such as clothing or shirts, conveyed by an overhanging vertically oriented chain conveyor. Clips are attached to the chain conveyor for holding the printed textile in a vertical oven mount, as they pass by the radiant heating elements structured in the curing oven during usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: BBC Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald G Vinyard, John Vinyard
  • Patent number: 9623599
    Abstract: A seal for use in an extrusion device for producing continuous profiles, in particular plastics pipes includes an elastic sealing disc, which is arranged in a plane approximately perpendicularly to the extrusion direction and has a through-passage opening letting through the continuous profile and having a sealing rim bearing against the continuous profile. Connection members are arranged along the sealing rim, and clamping elements are provided for exerting a force on the connection members, with the force acting radially with respect to the extrusion axis. The clamping elements are arranged in a plane parallel to the sealing disc, have a passage opening for the continuous profile and include connecting members for connecting the connection members to the clamping elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: KRAUSSMAFFEI TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Aron Altmann, Mathias Geyer
  • Patent number: 9446605
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes an electromagnetic wave irradiating portion that radiates an electromagnetic wave and dries ink by using the electromagnetic wave; a first medium supporting portion that supports a recording medium in an irradiation area of the electromagnetic wave irradiating portion and has an opening portion through which vapor evaporated from ink ejected onto the recording medium by electromagnetic wave irradiation by the electromagnetic wave irradiating portion passes; and a second medium supporting portion that is provided adjacent to the first medium supporting portion and has a thermal conductivity lower than the first medium supporting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tsuneyuki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9435070
    Abstract: A clothing dryer includes a cabinet, a drying tub positioned at an inner side of the cabinet and configured to accommodate laundry, a plurality of moisture detecting sensor units provided at an inside the drying tub to detect moisture of laundry, and a sensor partition wall provided in between the plurality of moisture detecting sensor units to prevent a foreign substance from being stuck in between the plurality of moisture detecting sensor units. Through the structure as such, the accuracy in detecting dryness of laundry is enhanced, and an optimal controlling of the clothing dryer may be possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byeong Won Bae, Chang Bae Yeom, Sam Young Jang
  • Patent number: 9382651
    Abstract: A washing machine is provided. The washing machine may include a cabinet and a tub. The cabinet may define an exterior of the washing machine. The tub may be disposed inside the cabinet to hold wash water. The tub may have a cross-section on which a first length passing through a central longitudinal axis of the tub and extending from a first side to a second side along a first direction, which is substantially horizontal, may be shorter than a second length passing through the central longitudinal axis of the tub and extending from a third side to a fourth side along a second direction, which is perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kilryong Lee, Heunggi Kim
  • Patent number: 9382656
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laundry treating apparatus that smoothly agitates laundry with as large space as possible for receiving laundry. The laundry treating apparatus includes: a rotatable drum that receives laundry, has open front and rear, and is formed to have a non-circular closed cross-section; a rotatable circular guide that supports a portion having a uniform curvature of the drum; and a drum guide that is disposed on the edge of the drum and seals the portion between the circular guide and the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngjoo Lee, Jongseok Kim, Daeyun Park, Sungmin Kim
  • Patent number: 9109307
    Abstract: A yarn treatment chamber for thermal treatment of a running yarn, with a center zone, in which a pressurized hot, gaseous or vaporous medium acts on the yarn, and end zones on both sides of the center zone, in which a cooling, gaseous medium is active. The end zones have a yarn inlet or outlet openings with a yarn sluice, which seals the associated end zone and the yarn treatment chamber. The yarn inlet and outlet openings (2, 3) are arranged such that the yarn (14) must change direction, and the yarn treatment chamber (21 has yarn deflection means (12) to guide the yarn (14) between the yarn inlet and outlet openings (2, 3). Both the yarn sluice (23A) and the yarn sluice (23B) are accessible without problems to operating staff at an ergonomically favorable height below the yarn deflection means (12) of the yarn treatment chamber (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Saurer Germany GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Siegfried Brenk, Jan-Markus Rottgering, Jurgen Schnitzler, Georg Tetzlaff
  • Patent number: 8904666
    Abstract: A dryer for drying various types of products such as food products and pet food. The dryer includes a frame structure, a conveyor disposed in the dryer, and a heating unit for supplying heat to the dryer. A plurality of relatively lightweight hygienic panels, including doors, is secured to the frame structure and form a part of the exterior of the dryer. The hygienic panels provide access to the interior of the dryer for cleaning and maintenance. Each hygienic panel is sealed so that moisture and air cannot enter the interior of the panel. Disposed inside each hygienic panel is a honeycomb panel and an insulating structure. The hygienic panel provides rigidity and strength to the hygienic panel and at the same time enables the panel to be of a relatively light weight construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Buhler Aeroglide Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Rozell, Robert Warren, Chris Giusto
  • Patent number: 8840782
    Abstract: Biosolids in the nature of sewage sludge are processed in a controlled environment to produce a dried sludge product of relatively high dry solid content with the elimination of or reduced levels of pathogens. The water containing sewage sludge is dried while cascading within a processing chamber using heated air at a temperature below the ignition or smoldering temperature of the sewage sludge to prevent the formation of embers. The sewage sludge before discharge is retained within the processing chamber for a sufficient time and temperature as mandated by the Environment Protection Agency rules and guidelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Wyssmont Company Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Weisselberg
  • Patent number: 8800161
    Abstract: A dryer for material to be dried (T), wherein an air supply channel (4) for supplying a drying gas to the drying region is provided, and at least one exhaust-gas opening (8) is provided for removing the drying gas, wherein the air supply channel (4) is surrounded at a distance by an outer wall (11), which has at least one supply opening (12) and at least one removal opening (13) for the cooling medium (K), wherein between the at least one supply opening (12) and the at least one removal opening (13) a flow section (14) for the cooling medium (K) is formed between the outer wall (11) and the air supply channel (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Binder + Co AG
    Inventor: Franz Anibas
  • Patent number: 8776395
    Abstract: A washer or dryer including a body with a loading port covered by a door having a convex transparent face that extends from the loading port inwards towards the interior of the body; and a detachable convex carrier having a depth and diameter greater than the convex transparent face that is stored on the convex transparent face that extends from the loading port inwards towards the interior of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Arcelik Anonim Sirketi
    Inventor: Hakan Tatar
  • Patent number: 8677647
    Abstract: Biosolids in the nature of sewage sludge is processed in a controlled environment to produce a dried sludge product of relatively high dry solid content with the elimination of or reduced levels of pathogens. The water containing sewage sludge is dried while cascading within a processing chamber using heated air at a temperature below the ignition or smoldering temperature of the sewage sludge to prevent the formation of embers. The sewage sludge before discharge is retained within the processing chamber for a sufficient time and temperature as mandated by the Environment Protection Agency rules and guidelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Wyssmont Company Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Weisselberg
  • Patent number: 8595950
    Abstract: Described herein are devices and techniques for spray drying a fluid to produce a dried powder. Assemblies include a spray drying head attachable to a gas supplier and a liquid sample, such as a standard unit of blood product. The spray drying head can be adapted to provide an aerosolized flow of liquid sample exposed to a drying gas. The assembly also includes a drying chamber adapted to separate the aerosolized flow of liquid sample into a dried powder and humid air. The assembly can be disposable, provided in a sterilized kit and having simplified attachments allowing quick connect and disconnect from the gas and liquid sample. Separation of the powder from the humid air exiting the drying chamber occurs within a filtered collection bag. In some embodiments, one or more of the drying chamber and collection bag are formed form a thin-walled, collapsible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Velico Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Brian Hubbard, Jr., Michael Haley, John Charles Rosenfelder, George T. Perivolotis
  • Patent number: 8490294
    Abstract: A cleaning device for a component disposed within a process air circuit of a domestic tumble dryer, in particular for a heat exchanger, including a cleaning brush and a drive mechanism including a drive rod for moving the cleaning brush along the component, the cleaning device including a guiding element operatively associated with the drive mechanism for guiding the drive rod, and at least two flexible sealing elements for protecting the drive mechanism against fluff or similar soiling, wherein the drive rod is passed between the at least two sealing elements for movement along the guiding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Grunert
  • Publication number: 20130167397
    Abstract: An improved oven (1) comprising a conveyor configured and arranged to move a product (11) to be processed through an oven, a primary air delivery system (45) configured and arranged to provide a heated primary air flow (47), a secondary air delivery system configured and arranged to provide a heated secondary air flow (48), a processing enclosure (21) configured and arranged to receive and contain the product and the primary air flow, an insulated enclosure (2) configured and arranged to receive the heated secondary air flow, the processing enclosure configured and arranged to extend through the insulated enclosure and the heated secondary air flow and to separate the primary air flow from the secondary air flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Harper International Corporation
    Inventors: Renee M. Bagwell, William J. Stry
  • Patent number: 8387270
    Abstract: Described herein are devices and techniques for spray drying a fluid to produce a dried powder. Assemblies include a spray drying head attachable to a gas supplier and a liquid sample, such as a standard unit of blood product. The spray drying head can be adapted to provide an aerosolized flow of liquid sample exposed to a drying gas. The assembly also includes a drying chamber adapted to separate the aerosolized flow of liquid sample into a dried powder and humid air. The assembly can be disposable, provided in a sterilized kit and having simplified attachments allowing quick connect and disconnect from the gas and liquid sample. Separation of the powder from the humid air exiting the drying chamber occurs within a filtered collection bag. In some embodiments, one or more of the drying chamber and collection bag are formed form a thin-walled, collapsible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Velico Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Brian Hubbard, Jr., Michael Haley, John Charles Rosenfelder, George T. Perivolotis
  • Patent number: 8359767
    Abstract: Described herein are devices and techniques for spray drying a fluid to produce a dried powder. Assemblies include a spray drying head attachable to a gas supplier and a liquid sample, such as a standard unit of blood product. The spray drying head can be adapted to provide an aerosolized flow of liquid sample exposed to a drying gas. The assembly also includes a drying chamber adapted to separate the aerosolized flow of liquid sample into a dried powder and humid air. The assembly can be disposable, provided in a sterilized kit and having simplified attachments allowing quick connect and disconnect from the gas and liquid sample. Separation of the powder from the humid air exiting the drying chamber occurs within a filtered collection bag. In some embodiments, one or more of the drying chamber and collection bag are formed form a thin-walled, collapsible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Velico Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Brian Hubbard, Jr., Michael Haley, John Charles Rosenfelder, George T. Perivolotis
  • Patent number: 8359768
    Abstract: An air inlet and outlet passage module for desiccation is formed in a hollow structure including a frame and two boards. The frame has a frame channel formed between frame sides and a duct cap on an outer side. The duct cap has an opening communicating with the frame channel and is coupled with an air duct to connect a plurality of air inlet and outlet passage modules in series. The duct cap not being coupled is sealed through a lid. The two boards are located at two corresponding sides of the frame and have a plurality of air vents formed thereon to facilitate air ventilation. Each air vent is formed at a diameter smaller than that of a grain to prevent crops from dropping into the module. The invention can be assembled and disassembled, and coupled in series or parallel easily to enhance drying efficiency and reduce energy waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Tsan-Hsiung Cheng
  • Patent number: 8347524
    Abstract: The dryer comprises a casing having a longitudinal axis, a mixing shaft, a circular plate that seals an opening made in one of the end walls of the casing, and a frame supporting the casing and the shaft. In the edge portion of the opening closest to the chamber a first circumferential groove is made which is formed by a first radial cavity and by a second radial cavity deeper than the first, joined by an axial portion. An annular sealing element made of a non-stick material, having a cross-section comprising at least one axial strip and one radial strip, is inserted into the first groove in such a way that the radial strip is inserted into the second cavity and the axial strip occupies the axial portion and the mouth of the first radial cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Paolo Debolini
  • Patent number: 8316556
    Abstract: An installation for dehydrating products, the installation having an enclosure, a member for sucking out the air contained in the enclosure, and a container for products that is received inside the enclosure and that is provided with a top opening having an air- and water-permeable bottom of a cassette extending in register therewith. The cassette contains zeolites. A sealing gasket extends between a perimeter of the bottom of the cassette and an edge of the container, defining the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Millerail
    Inventors: Gilles Beurel, Dominique Boutaud
  • Publication number: 20120204439
    Abstract: A heating apparatus for a vehicle having a chassis and a bulk load container mounted on the chassis. The apparatus includes a heating chamber for receiving the chassis, a heat source connected to the heating chamber for supplying heated gas to the chamber and a seal mounted to the heating chamber for substantially sealing the heating chamber about the chassis and the container, for guiding the heated gas along a floor and sides of the container to heat the container floor and sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Michael KLOEPFER
  • Publication number: 20120186099
    Abstract: A high pressure connection and method for making a high pressure connection between an existing filter dryer unit and a refrigeration system using a radically curable composition. The radically curable composition can be an anaerobically curable composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Shabbir Attarwala, Tim Graver, James M. Comeau, John J. Cocco
  • Patent number: 8205353
    Abstract: Vacuum concentrator, comprising a vacuum chamber with a closure which may be sealed in an airtight manner, a centrifuge rotor arranged in the vacuum chamber with at least one receiver for at least one vessel for samples to be dried, a drive motor arranged outside the vacuum chamber for driving the centrifuge rotor, a vacuum pump connected to the vacuum chamber, a tempering device associated with the vacuum chamber for tempering the at least one sample in the vacuum chamber, a pressure sensor associated with the vacuum chamber for detecting the pressure inside the vacuum chamber and an electrical control and evaluating device which is connected to the drive motor, the vacuum pump, the tempering device and the pressure sensor, for detecting the end point of the vacuum concentration by means of the pressures detected by the pressure sensor in the vacuum chamber and terminating the vacuum concentration when the end point is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Eppendorf AG
    Inventors: Frank Ramhold, Klaas Van Den Berghe, Bert-Olaf Grimm, Wolfgang Goemann, Rebecca Hess, Felix Francke
  • Patent number: 8177940
    Abstract: A web stabilizer adapted to stabilize a web moving across a span between two components of a web machine or machines, the stabilizer including: a surface facing and adjacent the moving web, and at least one transition in the surface of the stabilizer, wherein the transition is a protrusion or recess in the surface between a leading edge of the stabilizer facing a direction of web travel and a trailing edge of the stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Andritz Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Kramer, Alain Chamberland, Rudy Chang, Paul Richards, Kurt Mitterboeck, Edward Brossard, Joseph Guadagno, Dave Gamble
  • Patent number: 8171652
    Abstract: Device and method for lyophilizing a substance within the device and storing therein the lyophilized substance. The device defines a chamber for receiving therein the substance to be lyophilized, a penetrable and resealable portion of the device is penetrable or pierceable by a needle for filling the device with the substance, and a resulting hole therein is resealable by transmitting radiation from a radiation source thereon. A filter is connectable in fluid communication between an interior and exterior of the chamber for permitting fluid to flow therethrough in a direction from the interior to the exterior of the chamber, and for substantially preventing contaminants from flowing therethrough in a direction from the exterior to the interior of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Medical Instill Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Py
  • Patent number: 8166666
    Abstract: A compact gas dryer (100) comprises a primary heat exchanger (200) exchanging heat between hot, incoming, contaminated gaseous medium and outgoing dry, cool gaseous 5 medium, a secondary heat exchanger (300) exchanging heat between incoming cold gaseous medium from the primary heat exchanger (200) and a refrigerant, and a condense trap (400) trapping condensable matter in the cooled gaseous medium exiting the secondary heat exchanger (300). 10 Afterwards, the dry, cool gaseous medium exchanges heat with the incoming contaminated gaseous medium in the primary heat exchanger. The primary heat exchanger (200), the secondary heat exchanger (300) and the condense trap (400) are combined into a single unit (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Swep International AB
    Inventor: Björn Felgenhauer
  • Patent number: 8132337
    Abstract: A compact low-maintenance moving air modular cabinet wood particles/sawdust dryer having a serpentine path for heated air to move injected wood particles/sawdust through the cabinet, drying it as it goes, together with a system for providing controllable heated airflow and a regulated supply of wood particles/sawdust to be dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Batey
  • Patent number: 8112901
    Abstract: A seal unit is adapted to a gas dryer. The seal unit is assembled on the chamber rear wall, an end of heating disk is compressing on the seal unit. Said seal unit includes seal loop shaped as a ring, this seal loop is composed of inner fix part with the shape of flat-sheet ring and outer seal part shaped as a closed ring. The seal unit can, bring effective sealing performance, decrease the leakage of hot-air, quicken drying speed and have high efficiency. Additionally, the seal unit can, be easily produced, have high reliability and have better consistency of production quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignees: Haier Indesit(Qingdao) Washing Machine Co., Ltd., Haier Group Company
    Inventors: Chunhua Cao, Peishi Lv, Tao Zhang, Jiantao Sun, Kun Yang, Yiping Bian
  • Patent number: 8109009
    Abstract: A rotating drum in an oven is sealed against hot gas and air transfer. An annular outer seal holder has an L shaped cross section. A first end of the holder is connected to the oven. A second end is a radial flange. A backing plate has first and second sections. The first section has an inward extending guide. The second section has an inner diameter larger than an inner diameter of the guide portion. Bolts hold the backing plate and the seal retainer segments assembled on the flange. A cylindrical space between the radially guide portion of the backing plate and the seal retainer segments receives radially outwardly extending holder plates of segmental inner sealing elements. Partially cylindrical plates welded to the holder plates engage a drum wear plate. Leaf springs are connected to the seal retainer segments. Inner edges pressing the cylindrical plates radially inward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventors: Jerry R. Collette, Warren E. Kelm
  • Patent number: 8056252
    Abstract: A sheathing layer spans a supporting surface from which moisture is to be removed. In one exemplary system, ventilation channels extend between opposed ends of the substrate layer, communicating with an outlet opening at one end and with a duct at the opposing end which in turn communicates with an inlet opening at the same end of the substrate layer as the outlet opening. A fan is arranged to circulate air through channels from the inlet opening to the outlet opening to replace humid air in the channels with drier replacement air. In another example, a substrate layer includes ventilation channels communicating only between the supporting surface and an outlet opening. The outlet opening connects to a fan which maintains the channels at a vacuum pressure to withdraw moisture therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Joao Pascoa Fernandes
  • Patent number: 8046932
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for operating a dryer used to reduce the moisture content of sheet material. A drying chamber is provided and includes a plurality of drying sections and a single point exhaust system. A seal section located at the input end of the dryer includes an exhaust passage through which a gas sample is drawn by a sampling fan. Gases within the seal section are a combination of ambient air drawn through restricted passages at the entry to the seal section and exhaust gas that bleeds into the seal section from the drying chamber. A controller monitors the temperature of the sampled gases and ambient air and adjusts the rate of exhaust flow from the main exhaust system as a function of the temperature differential. A heating system is also provided for heating the seal exhaust gases above the pitch condensation temperature for the flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: USNR/Kockums Cancar Company
    Inventor: Bryan Wolowiecki
  • Patent number: 8042285
    Abstract: A laundry dryer comprising a housing and a rotatably mounted laundry drum. A carbon contact holder assembly including a supporting part and includes a receptacle having a longitudinal axis disposed at an angle ? with respect to a perpendicular cross sectional plane of the laundry drum. The supporting part includes an integrally supporting arm extending in a direction of the longitudinal axis of the receptacle. The supporting arm includes an attachment section configured to attach to the housing and a clamp strap configured to hold cables. A carbon contact is disposed in the receptacle and movable against a spring force along the longitudinal axis in a radial direction of the laundry drum. The dryer includes a latching receptacle disposed on the supporting part that includes a plug-in contact connected to the carbon contact by a flexible lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Miele & Cie. KG
    Inventors: Salvatore Romano, Marco Ruechel, Kerstin Schroeder, Thomas Vartmann
  • Patent number: 8020316
    Abstract: The invention relates to a washing household device, in particular to a clothes dryer, that includes an air-supply device which is arranged on a rear side area thereof and is provided with a closed self-contained cross-section flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Nawrot, Hans-Werner Stahn, Andreas Stolze, Andreas Ziemann
  • Patent number: 8015724
    Abstract: This heating blower has a housing 1, a fan 2, a heater 3, and an electrostatic atomizing device 5. The electrostatic atomizing device 5 is provided in the housing 1 and discharges nanometer-size ion mist to the outside. The electrostatic atomizing device 5 comprises a discharging electrode 50, an opposed electrode 52 disposed opposite the discharging electrode 50, a cooling part 53 which cools the discharging electrode 50 to generate moisture from ambient air near the discharging electrode, and a high voltage applying part 55 which applies a high voltage between said discharging electrode and the opposed electrode to atomize water generated near the discharging electrode. Therefore, this heating blower can discharge nanometer-size ion mist to the outside without replenishment of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Imahori, Toshihisa Hirai, Kishiko Hirai, legal representative, Akihide Sugawa, Fumio Mihara, Shousuke Akisada, Hirokazu Yoshioka, Kousuke Katayama, Toshiyuki Yamauchi, Hiroshi Suda, Yasunori Matsui
  • Patent number: 8006407
    Abstract: A drying system (100) for use in drying out a water-damaged structure includes a blower (105) for providing outside air to the water damaged structure. An indirectly fired furnace (101) is used for heating the outside air prior to its introduction into the water-damaged structure. An exhaust blower (114) removes humid air from the water-damaged building, and one or more remote temperature and humidity sensors (117) are used for controlling the furnace air temperature and supply blower volume. An air intake filter box (111) is used for adding make-up air to recirculated building air and promoting cooling within accompanying trailer. A differential air pressure transmitter (118) controls the volume of moist air removed from the water damaged building to an optimal rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventor: Richard Anderson
  • Patent number: 7913419
    Abstract: A non-tumble dryer comprises a cabinet and a drawer configured to support an article to be dried and slidably mounted to the cabinet. An air supply system provides air to a drying chamber formed at least partially by one of the cabinet and the drawer for drying the article supported by the drawer. The non-tumble dryer can function as a pedestal whereby the top of the cabinet can be configured to support a laundry appliance in an elevated position. Alternatively, the cabinet can overlie one or more laundry appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Donald M. Tomasi, Robert W. Meyer, Matthew D. Rhodes, Richard A. Sunshine
  • Publication number: 20100325911
    Abstract: A laundry deflector apparatus is provided for a household appliance for handling items of laundry and the laundry deflector apparatus includes a deflector element that is wedge-shaped and has a flat edge in the direction of a first end on the side opposite a base side and a steep edge in the direction of a second end opposite the first end, on the side opposite the base side. The laundry deflector apparatus is undercut in sections on the second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: BSH BOSCH UND SIEMENS HAUSGERÄTE
    Inventors: Robert Alisch, Jaime Andia Laborda, Bernhard Heym, Rainer Jurmann
  • Patent number: 7836607
    Abstract: A drum assembly of a laundry dryer includes a cylindrical drum main body formed through a seam-welding process, a drum head including a main head rim having a predetermined width in a direction toward a center of the drum main body, the main head rim being coupled to a first end of the drum main body and provided with a plurality of elevated portion, and a support sleeve bent from an end of the main head rim, a drum rear wall coupled to a second end of the drum main body and provided with a plurality of hot wind introducing holes, and a lift coupled to an inner circumference of the drum main body to lift the laundry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Chang Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 7806075
    Abstract: The invention concerns an installation wherein is performed a crosslinking operation for a coating such as an ink or a varnish through ultraviolet radiation or electronic beam, in the presence of a gas mixture with controlled oxygen residual content. The installation comprises a chamber including one or more UV lamps or a source of accelerated electrons, required for performing the crosslinking operation, and is characterized in that it comprises an input device adjacent the chamber comprising at least the following three components, viewed successively by the product moving to be treated: a labyrinth system, means for injecting an inert gas forming a gas knife and a channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Société Anonyme a Directoire et Conseil de Surveillance pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procédés Georges Claude
    Inventors: François Coeuret, Géraldine Rames-Langlade, Andrea Spizzica
  • Patent number: 7802376
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating particulate material has a process chamber for receiving and treating the material. A bottom is composed of a plurality of overlapping guide plates which are placed one above the other and between which annular slots for process air to pass through are formed. An annular-gap nozzle is arranged centrally in the bottom, the orifice of this annular-gap nozzle being designed in such a way that a planar spray pancake which runs approximately parallel to the bottom plane can be sprayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Inventor: Herbert Hüttlin
  • Publication number: 20100229416
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate processing apparatus that can decrease the time necessary for cooling a processed wafer for improving the throughput. The substrate processing apparatus comprises: a process chamber configured to process a substrate; a substrate supporter configured to support the substrate and load the substrate into the process chamber; a transfer mechanism configured to carry the substrate to the substrate supporter; and a non-sealing type shield part installed between the substrate supporter and the transfer mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: HITACHI-KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Yukinori ABURATANI, Seiyo NAKASHIMA, Masakazu SHIMADA
  • Patent number: 7748139
    Abstract: A laundry dryer includes a dry drum in which laundry is loaded, a lower housing coupled to a rear wall of the dry drum by a rivet, an upper housing seated on the upper housing, and a journal bearing including a bearing inserted between the upper and lower housings and a shaft coupled to the bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kyung Seop Hong, Jun Seok Lee, Seong No Yoon
  • Patent number: 7658015
    Abstract: A clothes drying device for using a vacuum to dry clothes includes a housing being positioned on a support surface. The housing includes a top wall, a bottom wall and a perimeter wall extending between the bottom wall and the top wall to define an interior space of the housing. A drum assembly is mounted in the interior space of the housing. The drum assembly receives clothes to be dried. A hole in the perimeter wall of the housing is in communication with the drum assembly to allow the clothes to be placed in the drum assembly. A vacuum pump is mounted in the interior space of the housing. The vacuum pump is in fluid communication with drum assembly to create a vacuum in the drum assembly to draw moisture out of the clothes in the drum assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Inventor: Christopher M. Gardell
  • Publication number: 20090100701
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing materials provides a material processing chamber, formed from an enclosure having a top and a bottom. The bottom has an opening therein, and a shaft extends through the opening and into the chamber. A bearing assembly may be arranged about a lower portion of the shaft, the bearing assembly including a bearing extension arranged about a portion of the shaft. The bearing extension has a portion thereof extending through the opening of the bottom of the chamber. A first seal assembly forms a first seal between the bearing extension and the bottom of the chamber, and a second seal assembly forms a second seal between the bearing assembly and the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: Wyssmont Co. Inc.
    Inventor: James W. Ulrich
  • Patent number: 7481007
    Abstract: A sealing arrangement is disclosed for sheet-like elements such as flat wall elements (e.g., pasta dryers). A separation joint can be sealed against penetration gases or steam by placing level sealing elements on both sides of the separation joint, the sealing elements being braced against each other by connections, such as screw connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Buhler AG
    Inventors: Heinz Resch, Hermann Zwyssig
  • Publication number: 20090007451
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement and a method for sealing of a pocket space between drying cylinders (2, 3) in a paper machine or similar. In the method for sealing of the pocket space: a wire (5) is moved supported by the first and the second cylinder (2, 3, 4), a gap between the pocket space (15) and the space outside (24) it is sealed by a runnability component (6), which comprises at least a sealing surface (19, 22) and a blow nozzle (21) provided with a nozzle slot (26) of a size of 0.5-3.5 mm and elongated in the cross direction, the sealing surface (19, 22) is kept at a distance of 5-15 mm from the moving wire (5), air is blown with the blow nozzle (21) from a blow point (27) and along the sealing surface (22) towards a sealing point (16) and further via the sealing point (16) away (24) from the pocket space. The invention comprises also a runnability component (6) and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Rami Aaltonen, Pekka Saarikivi
  • Publication number: 20090000145
    Abstract: This invention is concerning a gas dryer, especially a seal unit of gas dryer. The seal unit is assembled on the chamber rear wall, an end of heating disk is compressing on the seal unit. Said seal unit comprises seal loop shaped as a ring, this seal loop is composed of inner fix part with the shape of flat-sheet ring and outer seal part shaped as a closed ring. This seal unit involved in this present invention would bring effective sealing performance, decrease the leakage of hot-air, fast drying speed and have high efficiency. Additionally, the seal unit is of easily produced, high reliability and better consistency of production quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicants: HAIER INDESIT (QINGDAO) WASHING MACHINE CO., LTD, HAIER GROUP COMPANY
    Inventors: Chunhua Cao, Peishi Lv, Tao Zhang, Jiantao Sun, Kun Yang, Yiping Bian
  • Patent number: 7424855
    Abstract: A slide arrangement for blocking or closing off a channel disposed between a coal pulverizer and coal dust burners, and conveying a gas having a high proportion of coal dust. The slide arrangement includes a housing disposed in the channel wall and a shroud or steel structure laterally connected to the housing. A passage for a slide plate is provided in a wall of the housing facing the shroud or steel structure. The passage can be closed off by a closure member except for a narrow gap. The closure member has a circumferential seal that rests against the rearward side of the housing wall. The closure member also has a wear plate that when the closure member is closed is flush with the inner side of the housing wall and forms a smooth passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: A. Friedr. Flender Aktiengessellschaft
    Inventor: Volker von Erichsen
  • Patent number: 7425688
    Abstract: A heating assembly for heating a hot air stream flowing in a flow passage of a tumble dryer. The heating assembly is configured for installation in the flow passage and comprises at least one heating element and at least one temperature sensor. The heating element is arranged such that the hot air stream can flow around it in a passing direction (D). The at least one temperature sensor can detect the temperature of the hot air stream and is arranged such that it projects into a core area of the hot air stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: DBK David + Baader GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Loesch, Ralf Frohn, Jerome Grunewald, Jens Koehne