Adding Of Nondrying Treating Substance Patents (Class 34/389)
  • Patent number: 10766164
    Abstract: A system and its use for treatment of freight in a vacuum, having a chamber 1 for receiving a loaded container 9 having an external length CLa, an external width CBa and an external height CHa, wherein the chamber 1 has two side walls 11, 12 arranged opposite to a bottom 13 and top 14 and arranged opposite to a front wall 15 and back wall 16, and wherein a direction system XYZ is at right angles; and a conveying element 2 for parking and moving a container 9 relative to chamber 1 from a first position P1 outside the chamber 1 into a second position P2 inside the chamber 1; and a driving device 8 for moving between the first position P1 and the second position P2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: Phytosanitation Vacuum Systems LLC, Welker Vakkum GmbH
    Inventors: Peter R. Philipp, Claus Koch
  • Patent number: 10597815
    Abstract: A laundry treatment apparatus dries laundry by sending air to the laundry while the laundry is hung on a hanger, and dehumidifies surrounding air of the laundry to reduce a drying time of the laundry. The laundry treatment apparatus of the present disclosure includes: a cabinet which has an air inlet; a dehumidifying unit which is provided inside the cabinet, and dehumidifies air suctioned into the cabinet through the air inlet; a first blower unit which is provided at a top portion of the cabinet, and discharges the air dehumidified in the cabinet by the dehumidifying unit; and a second blower unit which is provided over the cabinet with a distance therebetween, has a hanging part on which a hanger is hung, and suctions air to send the air to the laundry hung on the hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyewon Kim, Junghwan Lee, Taewoo Yoo, Kyungah Lee
  • Patent number: 10093878
    Abstract: A method of drying a moisture-containing or water-laden biomass material is provided that includes the steps of sending the biomass material into an apparatus having a feeding device, a rotary biomass dryer, a reflux condenser, an aftercooler, and an exit mechanism. The biomass material may be pretreated, and then heated in order to separate the moisture-containing or water laden biomass material into steam and dry biomass material. The steam is removed as the steam and the dry biomass material passes through the reflux condenser, the dry biomass is cooled in the aftercooler stage, and the dry biomass material is collected after exiting the apparatus through the exit mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: ENGINUITY WORLDWIDE, LLC.
    Inventors: Robert L. Heimann, Allison Talley
  • Patent number: 9914901
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and formulation for cleaning a soiled substrate, the method comprising the treatment of the moistened substrate with a formulation comprising a multiplicity of polymeric particles, wherein the formulation is free of organic solvents. Preferably, the substrate is wetted so as to achieve a substrate to water ratio of between 1:0.1 to 1:5 w/w. Optionally, the formulation additionally comprises at least one cleaning material and, in this embodiment, it is preferred that the polymeric particles are coated with the at least one cleaning material. Preferably, the cleaning material comprises a surfactant, which most preferably has detergent properties. Most preferably, the substrate comprises a textile fiber. Typically, the polymeric particles comprise particles of nylon, most preferably in the form of nylon chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Xeros Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Martin Burkinshaw, Jane Howroyd
  • Patent number: 9416480
    Abstract: A washing machine using steam and a method for controlling the same is disclosed. The washing machine with a steam generator (100) selectively supplying steam not a drum (30) according to the present invention includes a course select part (420) for a user to select a wash course, a steam select part (430) for a user to select whether steam washing is operated and a controller (440) for controlling the steam generator (100) based on a wash course selected from the course select part (420) (an inputted wash course) and a signal selected from the steam select part (430). The present invention has an advantageous effect that convenience is improved for a user to use the washing machine using steam as well as washing performance is improved, because disadvantages due to malfunctions of a steam generator are prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seog Kyu Park, In Geun Ahn
  • Patent number: 9359266
    Abstract: Convening dewatered heterogeneous sludge containing organic waste materials into a homogenous extract of carbon and amino acids for fertilizer production by adding sulfuric acid to the sludge; pumping the mixture through a blending mixer to mix the sludge with the sulfuric acid; adding conditioning chemicals to the mixture: pumping the mixture through a shearing mixer to mix the conditioning chemicals into the mixture; and mechanically agitating the mixture to create the homogenous extract. Optionally, the extract is pumped into a pipe reactor for reaction with an acid and a base to form a melt, which is rolled onto fertilizer particles to form accreted granules. The accreted granules are dried to form a granular fertilizer. Also described is an organically-enhanced granular nitrogen-phosphorous-sulfur fertilizer having at least about 0.5% by weight total carbon and amino acids, and accreted granule size greater than or equal to about 1.7 mm. The fertilizer is noncombustible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: UNITY FERTILIZER LLC
    Inventors: Roger E. Tuttle, David A. Weber, W. Dennis Moran
  • Patent number: 9200837
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laundry machine having a drying function for drying an object to be dried, especially clothes. In the laundry machine according to one embodiment of the present invention, lint and the like that may be contained in the hot air are removed by the filter, whereby the lint and the like can be prevented from being piled on the duct. Also, the filter is placed in a way that it is exposed into the tub, whereby the filter can be cleaned automatically while it is being driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ig Geun Kwon, Sangwook Hong, Youngsuk Kim, Hyunseok Seo
  • Patent number: 9157178
    Abstract: A control method of a laundry treatment apparatus configures to supply steam and/or heated air to an accommodating space accommodating laundry therein is disclosed. The method includes a water supplying step (S100) supplying water to a steam generating device configured to supply steam, a preheating step (S120), a steam supplying/applying a predetermined motion to the laundry step (S140) heating the water to supply steam to the accommodating space and applying a motion to the laundry for a predetermined time period simultaneously, a cooling step (S160) cooling the accommodating space, and a drying step setting a target relative humidity according to a selected course and supplying heated air to the accommodating space (S180).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hye Yong Park, Yang Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9109834
    Abstract: High performance grains dryer fed by a heat generating source through hot air stabilizers linked to the drying column and the dryer tower, which is constituted by a series of parallel ducts, between which passes the downstream vertical now of grains, unevenly set in oblique alignment and fed so that each duct that operates as hot air entry presents laterally adjacent ducts that operate as used air exit, causing the appearance of air lows crossed to the right, crossed to the left, concurrent and countercurrent, the adopted air flows varying along the drying tower, decreasing along the same, while the perimeter walls of the dryer are equipped with particles separators that generate air flow to the dryer and separate the particles expelled by the drying process, re-conducting them to the burning in the furnace through return ducts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Otalicio Pacheco Da Cunha
  • Patent number: 8966784
    Abstract: A fragrance dispenser system for use in a dryer includes a scented composition that is located in a dispenser device having perforations in the wall. The scented composition has a water-soluble, particulate carrier and a scented substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Theodor Völkel, Hans Bouten, Dietmar Schroöter
  • Patent number: 8914989
    Abstract: A clothes dryer and method for forming and supplying a treating chemistry solution to a laundry load located in the treating chamber of the clothes dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kaustav Ghosh, Thomas A. Latack, Robert J. Pinkowski, Brian K. Rogers
  • Patent number: 8844156
    Abstract: A method of operating a clothes dryer having a rotating drum defining a drying chamber without a liquid drain, an air system, a heating system, a treating chemistry dispensing system, and a controller, where a purge detection routine and purge cycle are executed to purge the treating chemistry from clothes dryer without draining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kaustav Ghosh, Thomas A. Latack, Robert J. Pinkowski
  • Publication number: 20140173929
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a system for cooling torrefied material, including, applying water to the torrefied material to quench-cool the material and thereafter further cooling the torrefied material and at least part of the torrefaction gases released from the material in a common cooling device, such that components of the torrefaction gases condenses on the torrefied material within the common cooling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Ingemar Olofsson, Martin Nordwaeger, Katarina Åberg, Anders Nordin, Linda Pommer
  • Publication number: 20140000124
    Abstract: A method for diminishing variation between and/or within individual sheets of filter papers which are suitable for collecting samples of biological material, e.g. blood, is described. The method includes at least one of the following: subjecting the sheets of filter paper to gaseous substance containing at least 30 grams water per cubic meter and/or wetting the sheets of filter paper with water and subsequently drying the sheets of filter paper. According to tests, the above-described treatment significantly reduces the undesirable variation between results analyzed from sheets of filter paper and impregnated with same biological material for test purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: WALLAC OY
    Inventors: Hanne Marika Lindroos, Outi Maria Lehtinen, Pekka Tapani Mattsson, Elina Maaret Tuomola
  • Publication number: 20130276822
    Abstract: Polysilicon granules can be cleaned, rinsed and dried by hyperbaric superheated liquid and superheated steam. The superheated liquid can be used to rinse and heating the polysilicon granules. A slow drain can be open to remove the superheated liquid. A fast drain then can be open, preferably to atmosphere, to allow steam to vent through bottom. The fast drain can function as a drying process, vaporizing water droplets down the drain with the escaping steam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Advanced Wet Technologies GmbH
    Inventor: Richard W. Plavidal
  • Patent number: 8424141
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to cloth treating machines and methods for operating a cloth treating machine. The controls can supply an appropriate amount of water initially and subsequently based on one or more selected courses or modes of operating the cloth treating machine. For example, the cloth treating machine can supply an appropriate amount of water to a steam generator initially based on a selected course. The steam generator can use the water to generate steam to sanitize and de-wrinkle clothes placed inside a cabinet of the cloth treating machine. During operation, a sensor can sense the level of the water inside the steam generator. An appropriate amount of water can then be re-supplied subsequently based on the selected course or sensed water level, repeatedly. The operation of the cloth treating machine can improve efficiency by reducing the time taken to supply water and generate steam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hea Kyung Yoo, Sog Kie Hong, Dong Won Kim, Jong Seok Kim, Dae Yun Park
  • Publication number: 20130081299
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for storing dryer sheets at a location convenient to the user. Particularly, at least one implementation includes a dryer sheet holder that can couple to a desired support surface. Such dryer sheet holder also can allow the user to access dryer sheets at the more convenient location and can, thereby, reduce time of the drying process. Moreover, the dryer sheet holder may improve the dying process by reducing the number of unintentional omissions of dryer sheet from drying laundry loads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: EZ GRAB LLC
    Inventor: EZ Grab LLC
  • Publication number: 20130081298
    Abstract: Methods for drying oil sand fine tailings treated to comprise flocculated fine tailings, by deposition and farming techniques, are provided. A deposition cell is provided with a sloped bottom surface and the flocculated fine tailings are deposited to undergo channelless advancement in the cell while allowing drainage of release water. When the deposit is uneven, the deposit may be plowed while wet for spreading and ensuring water release conditioning is imparted thereto, while avoiding over-shearing, and maintaining sufficient shear strength to allow standing. Once a dried upper crust forms, the deposit may be harrowed to break up the crust, expose wet regions there-beneath and create furrows in the standing deposit. The methods improve the dewatering and drying of mature fine tailings in oil sands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: SUNCOR ENERGY INC.
    Inventors: Trevor Bugg, Jamie Eastwood, Adrian Peter Revington, Marvin Harvey Weiss, Patrick Sean Wells, Thomas Charles Hann, Stephen Joseph Young, Hugues Robert O'Neill
  • Publication number: 20130074359
    Abstract: A method for drying substrates using isopropyl alcohol (IPA) includes: a pre-stage in which heated fluid is injected to a bottom surface of a substrate to raise a temperature of the substrate simultaneously to injection of an organic solvent to a top surface of the substrate and injection of a dry gas to the top surface thereof to improve a vaporization power of the organic solvent; and a final stage in which the injection of the heated fluid is stopped and the organic solvent and the dry gas are injected to the top surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: SEMES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-Ju JEONG, Bok-Kyu LEE, Sun-Kyu HWANG, Jeong-Yong BAE, Soo-Bin YONG
  • Patent number: 8371039
    Abstract: A device for supporting at least one vessel containing a target material to be lyophilized generally includes a support panel, a central region, a perimeter region, a thermal shield, and at least one shielding cavity. The support panel has a support surface. The central region is defined by the support panel for supporting the at least one vessel. The perimeter region is also defined by the support panel and surrounding the central region. The thermal shield is positioned about the perimeter region and extends transverse to the support surface of the support panel such that the thermal shield and the support panel define a storage space for accommodating the at least one vessel. The at least one shielding cavity is defined by the thermal shield and contains a shielding material during a lyophilization process. The shielding material is distinct from the target material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Wei Y. Kuu, Gregory A. Sacha
  • Patent number: 8365434
    Abstract: A method for controlling the operation of a dryer comprising dispensing a treating chemistry from a dispensing system into a treating chamber of the dryer based on an output from the environmental drying sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Carow, Ryan R. Bellinger, Francesco Jatta
  • Publication number: 20130000141
    Abstract: A clothes dryer and method for forming and supplying a treating chemistry solution to a laundry load located in the treating chamber of the clothes dryer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: KAUSTAV GHOSH, THOMAS A. LATACK, ROBERT J. PINKOWSKI, BRIAN K. ROGERS
  • Publication number: 20120324753
    Abstract: A control method of a laundry treatment apparatus configures to supply steam and/or heated air to an accommodating space accommodating laundry therein is disclosed. The method includes a water supplying step (S100) supplying water to a steam generating device configured to supply steam, a preheating step (S120), a steam supplying/applying a predetermined motion to the laundry step (S140) heating the water to supply steam to the accommodating space and applying a motion to the laundry for a predetermined time period simultaneously, a cooling step (S160) cooling the accommodating space, and a drying step setting a target relative humidity according to a selected course and supplying heated air to the accommodating space (S180).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hye Yong Park, Yang Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 8245415
    Abstract: A method for controlling the operation of a clothes dryer by determining a load size estimation based on at least one of a temperature variation of the laundry load and a delay time wherein the delay time is a time it takes for the temperature variation to satisfy a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Ryan R. Bellinger
  • Publication number: 20120198719
    Abstract: A clothes dryer having a drum having an inner surface at least partially defining a treating chamber in combination with a dispensing system that sprays a fabric-condition substance onto an inner surface of the drum for subsequent distribution to the fabric articles. The dispensing system may have a variable delivery system to vary the distribution pattern of the fabric-condition substance into the treating chamber. The flow characteristic of the fabric-conditioning substance may also be varied as it is dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: FREDRICK E. CHERNETSKI, MICHAEL T. DALTON, KARL D. MCALLISTER
  • Patent number: 8220179
    Abstract: The present invention provides a disc drying device and a disc drying method that allow simultaneous and quick drying of plural discs by a batch process and realize miniaturization of the device. In the present invention, plural discs arranged along a single axis are simultaneously chucked at outer peripheries thereof so that central openings of the discs internally form a space; plural nozzles are disposed in the space so as to supply hot water from inner peripheral surfaces of two sides of each of the discs to heat the discs with the hot water; and the discs are simultaneously rotated to thereby move the hot water from inner peripheries to outer peripheries of the discs and discharge the hot water outwardly of the outer peripheries by centrifugal force. The discharged hot water flows through valley grooves provided in inner wall surfaces of a water receiving cover to the lower side of the discs to be discharged to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Maruyama, Brian Rattray
  • Patent number: 8209879
    Abstract: A method for operating a dispenser dryer to remove treating chemistry in the dispenser dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Fredrick E. Chernetski, Michael T. Dalton, Kaustav Ghosh, Karl D. McAllister
  • Patent number: 8201345
    Abstract: A method for operating a cleanout cycle to remove treating chemistry dispensed within a dispenser dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael T. Dalton, Kaustav Ghosh, Karl D. McAllister
  • Publication number: 20120144689
    Abstract: A method of operating a clothes dryer having a rotating drum defining a drying chamber without a liquid drain, an air system, a heating system, a treating chemistry dispensing system, and a controller, where a purge detection routine and purge cycle are executed to purge the treating chemistry from clothes dryer without draining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: KAUSTAV GHOSH, THOMAS A. LATACK, ROBERT J. PINKOWSKI
  • Patent number: 8187387
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a dryer and a method of controlling a cleaning operation thereof that are capable of supplying moisture into a drying chamber of the dryer to wet contaminants in the drying chamber and blowing air to the wetted contaminants to remove the contaminants. The method includes supplying moisture into a drying chamber to wet contaminants in the drying chamber and removing the contaminants wetted by the moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tai Eun Kim, Jeong Han Kim, Byoung Yull Yang
  • Patent number: 8177959
    Abstract: A method of treating a hydrocarbon fluid that includes contacting the hydrocarbon fluid with an effective amount of ozone. A method for separating contaminants from a contaminated material includes supplying the contaminated material to a processing chamber, moving the contaminated material through the processing chamber, heating the contaminated material by externally heating the processing chamber so as to volatilize the contaminants in the contaminated material, removing vapor resulting from the heating, wherein the vapor comprises the volatilized contaminants, collecting, condensing, and recovering the volatilized contaminants, and contacting the volatilized contaminants with an effective amount of ozone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventors: Neale Browne, Catalin Ivan
  • Patent number: 8161662
    Abstract: A method for operating a laundry appliance including a housing having a substantially circular housing opening closable by a door, a substantially cylindrical container disposed within the housing and including a substantially circular container opening and configured to receive laundry for treatment. The laundry appliance also includes a steam generating device including a heating element, an inlet opening and an outlet opening for steam, and a nozzled disposed in a region of the container opening. The method includes activating the heating element until a temperature of the steam generating device reaches a predetermined upper limit. Water is introduced into a tank of the steam generating device at a predetermined flow rate and the temperature of the steam generator device is measured as the water is introduced. The flow rate of water is reduced when the temperature of the steam generator device drops below a lower limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Miele & Cie. KG
    Inventors: Michael Finke, Hartmut Linnemann, Robert Muether, Dirk Sieding
  • Publication number: 20120023789
    Abstract: A convertible appliance and related method for treating a garment. The appliance includes a housing, a water tank disposed in the housing, a soleplate removably attached to the housing, a first steam chamber configured to generate and emit steam from the soleplate in a first configuration when the soleplate is attached to the housing, a second steam chamber configured to generate and emit steam from the housing in a second configuration when the soleplate is removed from the housing, a valve arrangement configured to fluidly connect the water tank to the first steam chamber when in the first configuration, and alternately, fluidly connect the water tank to the second chamber when in the second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: John Harrington
  • Publication number: 20120017462
    Abstract: A fragrance dispenser system for use in a dryer includes a scented composition that is located in a dispenser device having perforations in the wall. The scented composition has a water-soluble, particulate carrier and a scented substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Theodor Völkel, Hans Bouten, Dietmar Schröter
  • Patent number: 7980002
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotary drum in which the hygienic status of pourable solids separated from liquid cattle manure is modified by aerobic heating in such a manner that said solids can be reused as bedding in cattle sheds. The object of the invention is to obtain a high loading factor amounting to 60-70% filling of the drum which is located horizontally for installation in an insulated container. In accordance with the invention, the loaded solid is kept in a chamber and is only transferred to the drum when there is no solid surrounding the chamber. The crucial element is a flap of the chamber which only opens and closes in this area. If there is any solid resting on the outside of the flap then opening of the flap is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Röhren-und Pumpenwerk Bauer Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Dietrich Eichler
  • Publication number: 20110138648
    Abstract: Method for controlling a dryer having a steam generator for generating high temperature steam with heat generation of a steam heater, including a hot air supply step for supplying dried hot air to a drum for drying clothes, and a moisture supply step for supplying moisture to the drum for removing static electricity from the clothes dried in the hot air supply step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Chang Woo SON, Sang Hun Bae, Chul Jin Choi, Dong Hyun Kim, Young Bok Son, Heung Jae Kim
  • Patent number: 7867376
    Abstract: A method of treating a hydrocarbon fluid that includes contacting the hydrocarbon fluid with an effective amount of ozone. A method for separating contaminants from a contaminated material includes supplying the contaminated material to a processing chamber, moving the contaminated material through the processing chamber, heating the contaminated material by externally heating the processing chamber so as to volatilize the contaminants in the contaminated material, removing vapor resulting from the heating, wherein the vapor comprises the volatilized contaminants, collecting, condensing, and recovering the volatilized contaminants, and contacting the volatilized contaminants with an effective amount of ozone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventors: Neale Browne, Catalin Ivan
  • Publication number: 20100205820
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laundry treating appliance and method for controlling the operation of the laundry treating appliance by determining the surface area of the laundry based on image data of the laundry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: FARHAD ASHRAFZADEH, JAMES P. CAROW, SHREECHARAN KANCHANAVALLY
  • Publication number: 20100139114
    Abstract: A method of refreshing clothing includes primarily drying the clothing by operating a fan; supplying steam generated by a steam generation unit to the clothing; and drying the clothing by operating the fan after the steam is supplied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Sog-Kie Hong, Myoung-Hun Im, Tae-Hee Lee
  • Publication number: 20100132215
    Abstract: In a mixer, in particular a tumbling mixer, the components to be mixed often still have to be dried during mixing, therefore the wall portions of the mixer are air permeable for force inducting drying air. In order to operate such a mixer contamination free for the ambient, it is proposed to cover the portions of the mixer with permeable walls on the outside with a cover, in particular a flexible foil, which is held tight at the mixer above and below the air permeable portions, so that drying air can be inducted between the foil and the mixer into the air permeable portions. Subsequently, the contaminated foil and the drum are provided to reprocessing or disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: Richard Denk
  • Publication number: 20100132214
    Abstract: A system for uniformly delivering treatment compositions to fabrics in a fabric article drying appliance. The system also provides for efficient delivery of treatment compositions to fabrics in a fabric article drying appliance. A method is also provided for the uniform and efficient delivery of treatment compositions to fabrics in fabric article drying appliances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Dean Larry DuVal, Laura Lynn Heilman, Kofi Ofosu-Asante, Mary Jane Combs, Antony Thanh Nguyen, Eugene Joseph Pancheri, Janine Morgens Strang, Janet Sue Littig
  • Patent number: 7670658
    Abstract: An anti-static ball has a ball housing having a plurality of outwardly extending spikes and a plurality of receivers. A plurality of anti-static foam wafers are mounted on the receivers of the ball housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Inventor: James Roberts
  • Publication number: 20100000114
    Abstract: A method for operating a cleanout cycle to remove treating chemistry dispensed within a dispenser dryer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael T. Dalton, Kaustav Ghosh, Karl D. Mcallister
  • Publication number: 20100000113
    Abstract: A method of spraying a treating chemistry into a dispensing dryer in a manner to avoid the pooling and dripping of the treating chemistry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: FREDRICK E. CHERNETSKI, MICHAEL T. DALTON, JOEL ADAM LUCKMAN, KARL D. MCALLISTER
  • Publication number: 20100000115
    Abstract: A method for operating a dispenser dryer to remove treating chemistry in the dispenser dryer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: FREDRICK E. CHERNETSKI, MICHAEL T. DALTON, KAUSTAV GHOSH, KARL D. MCALLISTER
  • Publication number: 20090307924
    Abstract: A composition dispensing container being formed of a hollow body forming an inner volume, said hollow body comprising: a single layer interface between said inner volume and the environment exterior to said hollow body; a composition ingress portal allowing a composition to be introduced into said inner volume from the environment exterior to said hollow body; and at least one composition egress portal allowing a composition to exit said inner volume to the environment exterior to said hollow body through said single layer interface; and a one-way entry valve operably connected to said composition ingress portal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventors: Yousef Georges Aouad, Scott Edward Smith
  • Publication number: 20090272004
    Abstract: A clothes dryer having a drum having an inner surface at least partially defining a treating chamber in combination with a dispensing system that sprays a fabric-condition substance onto an inner surface of the drum for subsequent distribution to the fabric articles. The dispensing system may have a variable delivery system to vary the distribution pattern of the fabric-condition substance into the treating chamber. The flow characteristic of the fabric-conditioning substance may also be varied as it is dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fredrick E. Chernetski, Michael T. Dalton, Karl D. McAllister
  • Publication number: 20090249639
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a dryer and a method of controlling a cleaning operation thereof that are capable of supplying moisture into a drying chamber of the dryer to wet contaminants in the drying chamber and blowing air to the wetted contaminants to remove the contaminants. The method includes supplying moisture into a drying chamber to wet contaminants in the drying chamber and removing the contaminants wetted by the moisture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tai Eun Kim, Jeong Han Kim, Byoung Yull Yang
  • Publication number: 20090241365
    Abstract: A method for drying a material to be dried, the material containing a first solvent and being conveyed, comprising the steps of: supplying hot air from a supply unit to the material, the hot air containing vapor of a second solvent having a smaller or equal molecular volume than the molecular volume of the first solvent, wherein exhaust is discharged at farther upstream and farther downstream portions from windshield plates disposed at upstream and downstream of the supply unit, in the direction of conveying the material to be dried.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takao TAGUCHI, Kenji Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20090071032
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of drying laundry in a dryer, in particular a tumble-dryer or a washing machine having dryer function, the method comprising: executing a drying program sequence; and thereafter executing a maintaining sequence, in particular an anti-crease sequence. According to the invention the maintaining sequence includes supplying (S) at least one additive to the laundry. Also a method is provided, wherein a drying program includes an anti-crease sub-sequence of supplying (S) at least temporarily steam in a jerkily or splashing manner to the laundry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Uta Kreutzfeldt, Hansjorg Lampe