With Heating Or Cooling Patents (Class 366/144)
  • Patent number: 10508058
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heat-permeable tube which has a double-walled construction. The material of the interior wall contains ceramic matrix composite. The material of the exterior wall contains metal. The present invention further relates to the use of this tube in a rotary tube furnace and the use of the rotary tube furnace for thermal treatment of materials. Furthermore, the invention relates to the use of a single-walled tube containing ceramic matrix composite as rotary tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Benedikt Kalo
  • Patent number: 10363528
    Abstract: A mixing and thawing device (1) has a rocker drive (2) and a bag holder (3) for holding a bag (7). The bag holder (3) has a base part (8) and a lid part (9) that enclose a holding space (10) for the bag (7). A heating element (11) is arranged in the base part (8). Thus, the holding space (10) is designed as a heat-insulating closed chamber. Interconnected intermediate spaces (14, 15) are arranged between the bag (7) and the base part (8) and between the bag (7) and the lid part (9). One or more flow generators (16) are provided to generate a circulating fluid flow (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Boettcher, Marcel Roell, Martin Dahlberg, Swen Weitemeier
  • Patent number: 10272400
    Abstract: A fluid mixing system includes a container, such as a flexible bag, bounding a compartment. A flexible drive line is disposed within the compartment, the drive line having a first end rotatably connected to a first end of the container and an opposing second end rotatably connected to a second end of the container. At least one mixing element, such as an impeller, can be coupled with the flexible drive line. Rotation of the drive line facilitates rotation of the impeller within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Clinton C. Staheli, Brandon M. Knudsen, Trevor G. Williams, Steven R. Kjar
  • Patent number: 10252226
    Abstract: In accordance with at least one aspect of this disclosure, a system for dissolving gases into a liquid without side-stream pumping includes a pressure vessel defining a liquid inlet and a liquid outlet, a gas inlet device disposed within an internal chamber of the pressure vessel, a gas source in selective fluid communication with the gas inlet device and the internal chamber of the pressure vessel through a gas control valve and configured to provide a gas pressure, a liquid inlet pipe in selective fluid communication with the liquid inlet of the pressure vessel through a liquid inlet valve, and an outlet pipe in selective fluid communication with the liquid outlet through a liquid outlet valve for discharging the liquid from the internal chamber of the pressure vessel. The gas pressure both facilitates the dissolving of the gas in the liquid and forces the liquid out of the pressure vessel when the liquid is exposed to the gas pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: BlueInGreen LLC
    Inventor: Christoper B. Milligan
  • Patent number: 10207425
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the extrusion of polymer compositions based on polyvinylchloride (PVC) as a semifinished PVC product, in particular as pellets, and in particular to a method in which homogeneous polymer compositions with an elongation at break of 0 to 270%, a tensile strength of at least 1 N/mm2 and a degree of gelation of 5 to 80% are produced by using a specific energy input SEI of 0.03 to 0.09 kWh/kg. The method according to the invention is expediently conducted by a plasticizer being added in a number of portions to the non-compounded polyvinylchloride and mixed in with it. The method according to the invention thereby offers a quick and easy possible way of producing semifinished plasticized PVC products, in particular as pellets, the production of which only requires a single processing device in the form of an extruder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Wolf, Fabian Frei
  • Patent number: 10159945
    Abstract: A method and a device are for making of a multi-components product material. The device includes a processing and homogenizing chamber for primary particle components. The chamber includes at least two sets of rotary shovels, which rotate in parallel in a mutually counter-rotating, homogenizing mode, inlet(s) into the chamber for at least one secondary component in a fluid state and/or fine particulate material state, which interacts with the primary components while they are moved around in the chamber by sets of the shovels, and an outlet in the chamber to allow the primary and secondary components to leave the chamber as the multi-component product material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Waister AS
    Inventor: Geir Nordahl
  • Patent number: 10076732
    Abstract: A lab rack rotator includes a motor coupled to a shaft arranged to rotate in at least one direction in response to the motor. One or more mounts are located along the surface of the shaft and are configured to receive a lab sample rack which holds a plurality of lab samples contained in lab sample containers such as test tubes. Rotation of the shaft permits inversion of the plurality of lab samples, for instance whole blood samples. The lab rack rotator increases the number of lab samples that may be agitated in an automated process while decreasing the amount of time required for necessary pre-testing agitation of samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: True Health IP LLC
    Inventors: Greg Kontos, Jobin Abraham, Jason Branch, Will Renzulli, Ali Safavi
  • Patent number: 10076124
    Abstract: The techniques described herein provide, in one embodiment, a rapid-agitation mixer for food products that comprises a product holder configured to hold a sealed product cup containing a food product to be mixed, and a drive shaft along an agitation axis, the drive shaft configured to secure the product holder and product cup in place. The illustrative mixer also comprises a drive motor configured to reciprocate the drive shaft in opposing directions, where the product holder correspondingly reciprocates the product cup to churn the food product within the product cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Steak 'n Shake Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Sardar Biglari, David Milton
  • Patent number: 9995518
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a refrigerator comprising: a main body including a food storage space and a cold air generation portion, a door installed on the main body to open and close the food storage space, an ice machine installed in the food storage space to generate ice, an ice bucket arranged in the ice machine to accommodate the ice therein, a motor system installed in the door, and a transport system which includes a first end portion that is rotatably coupled to a rear surface of the ice bucket and a second end portion that is docked with the motor system when the door is closed, and is rotated together with a motor of the motor system to transport the ice accommodated in the ice bucket when the motor of the motor system is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Dongbu Daewoo Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Sung Jin Yang
  • Patent number: 9950371
    Abstract: Method and installation for converting a metal in the liquid state into a fragmented metal in the solid state. The metal in the liquid state is poured on an upstream portion of a receiving surface (7) of a first cooled vibrating table (4). The metal falls from the downstream end of the first table on an upstream portion of a receiving surface (17) of a second cooled vibrating table (5). The fragmented and solidified metal is discharged at the downstream end of the receiving surface of that second table. A rotary fragmentation roller (102) may be positioned above a table. The tables comprise an upstream cooling zone (7) by means of a liquid/gas emulsion and a downstream cooling zone (17) by means of a liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: FAI PRODUCTION
    Inventors: Christian Roche, Arthur Traub
  • Patent number: 9826771
    Abstract: A heated air popcorn popper provides easy access and clean up through the use of a detachable popping pitcher. The detachable popping pitcher defines an interior popping volume in which heated air is used to cause unpopped kernels to pop and form popped popcorn. The detachable popping pitcher includes a pitcher handle allowing a user to grasp and manipulate the popping pitcher when selectively detaching and attaching the popping pitcher to the popcorn popper. The detachable popping pitcher is completely removable from a popper housing such that loading unpopped kernels into the popping pitcher is simplified and the user need not be concerned about access being awkward or limited. The detachable popping pitcher can be fully removed from the popper housing following popping such that any remaining unpopped or popped kernels can be emptied from the detachable popping pitcher and the detachable popping pitcher can be cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: National Presto Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael R. Berge
  • Patent number: 9802168
    Abstract: A jar or other storage container with an integrated stirring device, where the contents of the jar or storage container can be stirred and mixed together without having to completely open the jar or storage container. The core components in one embodiment are a top portion that contains external threads, a lid portion which contains internal threads, a spindle with an etched self-reversing screw pattern, a hub, one or more stirring blades, and a nut. The stirring blades have one end attached at a hub that is free to rotate on the spindle, the other end is attached to a nut that can travel up and down the self-reversing screw pattern, and the spindle is fixed to the lid portion. The surface area of the stirring blade(s) can be changed to accommodate different thicknesses and viscosities of different fluids and semi-fluids placed in the storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventors: Paul Holly, Veronica Stout-Holly
  • Patent number: 9776811
    Abstract: A conveying device includes a carrier which includes a holder side member; a conveying passage which guides conveyance of the carrier; a spirally-shaped spiral member which is arranged below the carrier and extends along the conveying passage, the spiral member causing between the spiral member and the holder side member a first force which acts in a direction away from the holder side member or a second force which acts to draw in the holder side member; a partition wall portion which is provided between the carrier and the spiral member and partitions the carrier and the spiral member; and a rotary unit which rotates the spiral member axis-wise thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: AOI SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Teruaki Itoh
  • Patent number: 9534196
    Abstract: Disclosed is a heat exchange module for use in a chemical, pharmaceutical or biological reactor system, the module configured to be disposed in the reactor system having a flexible single use container, and including at least one thermally conductive surface adapted to contact the flexible single use container to facilitate heat transfer, and a fluid circulation path through which a heat exchange fluid can be circulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES CORP.
    Inventors: Parrish M. Galliher, Thomas Erdenberger, Colin R. Tuohey, Joseph D. Crowell, Richard L. Damren
  • Patent number: 9339049
    Abstract: A batch-freezer machine for producing ice-cream. The machine includes a cylindrical-shaped processing tank and a rotating mixing member housed in an axially rotatable manner inside the processing tank, and structured so as to be able to blend/mix the semi-solid mixture that forms inside the processing tank. The mixing member is provided with a centrifugal impeller which is arranged to directly face the inner face of the hatch, and is structured so as to be able to push/eject the semi-solid mixture located at the center of the opening of the processing tank towards the internal cylindrical lateral surface of the processing tank, when the mixing member rotates inside the processing tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Valmar Global Vse Za Sladoled D.O.O.
    Inventor: Valter Jejcic
  • Patent number: 9079319
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disposable production line. The invention relates notably to a process for manipulating, manufacturing or packaging products or devices under inert atmosphere, and/or sterile conditions and/or pyrogen free environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: PALL LIFE SCIENCES BELGIUM
    Inventor: Jean-Pascal Zambaux
  • Publication number: 20150144236
    Abstract: The present invention provides a modular installation (1) for carrying out a method of manufacturing an explosive emulsion precursor comprising at least three containers: —a first container (100) for preparing an aqueous phase, including a dissolution first tank (110); and —at least one second and/or third container (200, 300) including a second tank for preparing oily phase (210) and a third tank for preparing emulsion (310); and —at least one fourth and/or fifth container (400, 500) including means (410) for feeding heat and means (510) for feeding electrical energy; and —said first, second and/or third containers (100, 200, 300) being juxtaposed over at least a portion of one of their walls (100a, 300b, 200b) and being provided with openings (170, 370a, 275, 375, 270b) in their walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: James C. Eaton, Gilles Jauffret
  • Publication number: 20150131405
    Abstract: A mixing process and system for mixing fluid such as a latex can include a first fluid and a second fluid that are combined to form, for example, a latex precursor. A plurality of magnetic particles are dispensed within the precursor. The precursor is dispensed within a mixing zone that may include a mixing tube. Two or more opposing electromagnets are activated out of phase (i.e., out of sync) to affect a travel path of the magnetic particles to form a turbulence within the precursor to provide an effective mixing of the precursor to form a material such as latex. The magnetic particles may be removed from the material, for example by filtering, or may remain within the material during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ke Zhou, Yu Liu, Jun Zhao, C. Geoffrey Allen, Yulin Wang, Frank Ping Hay Lee
  • Publication number: 20150114024
    Abstract: A portable cooler includes an insulated body that defines a main interior storage space, and a lid structured to at least partially cover the main interior storage space. The lid includes an integrated blender or an integrated blender drive. Components of the blender may include a source of electrical power, an electric motor, and a blender spindle mounted through a surface of the lid and coupled to the electric motor. The integrated blender may also include a blender jar structured to hold food items for blending and one or more blending blades. The lid may further include a blender recess shaped in a negative mold of a collar of the blender jar to prevent the blender jar from rotating during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Ryan Grepper
  • Patent number: 9016926
    Abstract: A machine for the homogenization and thermal treatment of liquid and semi-liquid food products, for example ice creams, whipped cream, creams, chocolate, yogurt and the like, comprises a containment tank for the mixture and a centrifugal pump put in fluid communication with the bottom of the containment tank for drawing mixture from the tank and putting it back into the tank, heating and cooling means acting at the pump for heating and cooling the mixture in transit in the pump. The heating and cooling means comprise a thermal machine with reversible thermodynamic cycle and using carbon dioxide as refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: ALI S.p.A.—Carpigiani Group
    Inventors: Andrea Cocchi, Roberto Lazzarini
  • Publication number: 20150109877
    Abstract: A system for dispersing finely dispersed solids into high-viscosity products includes, in a container, a coaxial stirring system having stirring elements on two independently drivable, coaxially arranged shafts. A positive-displacement, close-wall-clearance stirring element on the one shaft and a plurality of stirring elements on a central shaft are arranged in such a manner that, in an upper mixing region of the container, a combination of the positive-displacement, close-wall-clearance stirring element and stirring elements for forming an ideally mixed zone is provided, and in a mixing region downstream of the upper mixing region of the container, stirring elements for developing a plug-flow zone are provided. A positive-displacement pump is provided in a region downstream of the plug flow zone as a discharge zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Benjamin Multner, Klaus Gezork, Werner Himmelsbach
  • Publication number: 20150098298
    Abstract: A food-processing device for blending and mixing food comprises a mixing vessel, a blade holder, and a motor base. The motor is a high power motor. The device has various safety features designed for the high power motor. The blade holder comprises a safety mechanism that prevents the motor base from operating without the mixing vessel covering the blade. The mixing vessel also contains emitters that interact with detectors on the motor base that can allow a user to select an alternate blend speed according to the mixing vessel that is attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Colin Sapire
  • Publication number: 20150092512
    Abstract: A apparatus comprising: a vessel component comprising a flow-through interior chamber having an interior sidewall and an exterior sidewall; at least two inlets for introducing chemical components into the flow-through interior chamber; at least one outlet for removing product from the flow-through interior chamber; and an off center rotation component which is operatively connected to the vessel component. During operation of the apparatus, the off center rotation component generates vortical movement of at least two chemical components through the flow-through interior chamber of the vessel, and converts at least a portion of the at least two chemical components to at least one reaction product or product mixture. A method of using the apparatus to produce reaction products or product mixtures. The apparatus and method are useful for producing specialty chemicals such as fragrance and flavor compounds, insect pheromones, petrochemicals, pharmaceutical compounds, agrichemical compounds, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew Bedoukian
  • Publication number: 20150085600
    Abstract: A gas and a liquid are contacted in an apparatus, comprising a housing provided with: a liquid supply; at least two inclined plates that have been arranged in series and that are on a liquid side in fluid communication with the liquid supply; and a gas supply that is in fluid communication with a space at the other, gas side of the plates; wherein at least some of the plates, preferably all plates are provided with gas passage openings, which openings have been arranged downstream of the gas supply and have been provided with projecting channels with downstream directed flow openings on the liquid side that is in contact with the liquid; and wherein the plates are configured such that liquid flows from one plate directly onto a downstream plate via a slit-formed passage in a substantially vertical downwards direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Albert Van Duijn
  • Publication number: 20150085599
    Abstract: A mixing process and system can include a plurality of magnetic particles within a fluid such as a liquid or solid to be mixed. The fluid to be mixed is dispensed within a mixing zone that may include a mixing tube. Two or more opposing electromagnets are independently activated out of sync to affect a travel path of the magnetic particles to form a turbulence within the fluid to provide an effective mixing of the fluid. The magnetic particles may be removed from the fluid, for example by filtering, or may remain within the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Liu, Ke Zhou, Frank Ping-Hay Lee, Yulin Wang, Gaetano Lavigne, Jun Zhao, Simon Burke
  • Patent number: 8968671
    Abstract: A system for mixing ortho-xylene with an oxygen-containing gas such as air comprises an evaporator vessel fed with the gas and having a lance projecting into the gas. The lance is provided with a metal spray nozzle for injecting droplets of hot liquid ortho-xylene into the gas stream, concurrently with the direction of flow of the gas. The metal at the surface of the spray nozzle, that in use is in contact with the liquid ortho-xylene, has a high surface hardness to resist erosion, particularly by cavitation. The system is useful in the production of phthalic anhydride by the oxidation of ortho-xylene with air, whereby the risk for deflagrations is reduced. A soft metal seal is the preferred gasket between the spray nozzle and the lance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolaas Anthony De Munck, Aad Gerrit Oskam, Johnny Jozef Houben, Evert C. Klein
  • Patent number: 8960998
    Abstract: A system for mixing a formation fluid sample obtained in a downhole sampling chamber. The system includes a mixing element disposed in the downhole sampling chamber. A support stand is operable to receive the downhole sampling chamber. A magnetic field generator is operably associated with the downhole sampling chamber such that when the magnetic field generator generates a magnetic field, the mixing element moves through the formation fluid sample responsive to the magnetic field, thereby mixing the formation fluid sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul David Ringgenberg, Paul I. Herman, Vincent Paul Zeller, Donald H. Perkins
  • Publication number: 20150036452
    Abstract: A stirring container and a stirring apparatus are provided. The stirring container includes a barrel and a plurality of stirring paddles. The barrel is defined with an inner surface, an outer surface, and a center axis. The first opening and a second opening are located at two ends of the center axis; and the paddles are fixed on the inner surface of the barrel and extend from the first opening to the second opening and the extending directions thereof are skewed to the center axis. The stirring apparatus includes the aforesaid stirring container, a supporting structure and a rotation module. The supporting structure connects to the outer surface of the barrel to make the barrel rotatable and covers the second opening. The rotation module connects to the outer surface to rotate the stirring container. Thereby, the stirring container and the stirring apparatus can provide better stirring results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yun-Long TUN, Shih-Ming HSU
  • Patent number: 8945376
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture provide for resuspending and/or collecting blood and/or other types of cells in solution. In one embodiment, cells may be recovered from used surgical sponges and/or other types of surgical articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: All Cell Recovery LLC
    Inventor: Michael C. Cordisco
  • Publication number: 20150029814
    Abstract: To suppress the thermal expansion of a slide bar and to prevent occurrence of failures such as galling or malfunctioning to the slide bar, a resin discharge mechanism, provided in mixing equipment that includes a barrel having a hollow interior and a pair of mixing rotors accommodated in the barrel and that mixes a resin material by causing the paired mixing rotors to rotate within the barrel, for discharging a part of the resin material mixed by the mixing rotors to an outside of the barrel, the resin discharge mechanism including: a resin discharge passage provided in the barrel, and communicating an inside of the barrel with the outside of the barrel; a slide bar closing or opening the resin discharge passage by moving across the resin discharge passage; and a cooling device provided within the slide bar, and cooling the slide bar using a cooling fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventor: Koji YAMANE
  • Publication number: 20150029815
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mixing system comprising a vessel (1) for housing a disposable fluid mixing bag (2), which vessel (1) comprises a base (3) supporting the fluid mixing bag (2) and a sidewall (4) extending vertically upwards from the base (3). The sidewall (4) of the vessel comprises a door opening (5) which is closable by a sliding door (6). The system with the sliding door provides an easy access to the inside of the vessel (1) in a space saving manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
    Inventors: Klaus Gebauer, Patrick Jonsson, David Ronnholm
  • Patent number: 8920742
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heat exchanger mixing system comprising at least one heat exchanger zone, at least one connection plate having one or more mixing units, at least four corners per connection plate, wherein each corner being either blind passage corner, a through-passage corner, a single passage corner, or a double passage corner, and the one or more mixing units are provided with static mixing elements. Present invention relates further to use of a heat exchanger mixing system, and a process for mixing fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Alfa Laval Corporate AB
    Inventor: Tommy Norén
  • Patent number: 8915643
    Abstract: Apparatus (1) for admixing additives to a medium to be pumped, comprising at least one gear pump (2) for pumping a medium to be pumped, said gear pump (2) comprising at least one shaft (3) having a first driving torque; at least one injector (5) for introducing an additive into a medium to be pumped; at least one screw conveyor (6) for mixing said additive with said medium to be pumped, said screw conveyor having a second driving torque, and, characterized in that, the shaft (3) and the screw conveyor (6) are functionally connected, such that the first driving torque and the second driving torque are coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Styron Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Luc Bosiers, Rodolfo Salmang-Frohard
  • Publication number: 20140366396
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a polishing pad includes a housing including a body, an interconnection portion, and a discharging portion, and a stirrer located in the housing, the stirrer mixing a polishing pad composition and a pore forming material with each other. A diameter of the discharging portion is in a range of about 9 mm to about 16 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Youngjun JANG, Bong-Su AHN, Jin-Su JEONG, Jungsik CHOI
  • Publication number: 20140347952
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the mixing of a solution and reagents for various reactions and/or testing having a closed cartridge reaction well, a magnetically responsive bead within the well having a chemically inert coating. A heat source then heats the contents to a target temperature while oscillating magnetic fields move the bead within the well in order to mix the contents and make the contents of the reaction well homogeneous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Ray Cracauer, Clark Braten, William Bickmore, Doyle Hansen, Ernie Sumsion, Frank Spangler
  • Patent number: 8894269
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of cosmetology and for technology for obtaining cosmetic products for skin care. The method of simultaneous processing and obtaining cosmetic emulsion volumes involves placing the volume within the continuous-flow mechanical oscillation system where the resonant acoustic cavitation behavior is implemented, so that the acoustic wave from the wall of the channel falls perpendicular to the major edge of volume, and the material they are made of has a specific acoustic impedance being equal or close to the impedance of the liquid filling the channel system. The amplitude of the ultrasonic resonance oscillations exceeds the threshold of acoustic cavitation for the mixture of ingredients that are currently being processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Andrey Getalov
  • Publication number: 20140336034
    Abstract: Mixer for ceramic feedstock pellets with a tank, a mixing means, and heat exchange means including cooling means for the cooling of the content of this tank. Control means control the heat exchange means which include heating means arranged to heat the content of this tank to a temperature comprised between a lower temperature (TINF) and a higher temperature (TSUP) stored in a memory for a specific mixture, and the heating means exchange energy with a heat exchange and mixing temperature maintenance circuit, external to this tank, and wherein the thermal inertia of this circuit is higher than that of this fully loaded tank. The invention also concerns a method for mixing raw material for powder metallurgy, implementing a specific injection moulding composition and a specific binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Comadur S.A.
    Inventor: Damien CARTIER
  • Publication number: 20140323786
    Abstract: A continuous mixing reactor has an outer shell having a cylindrical portion with a central section and two opposite conical end sections; a circulation tube within the shell so that an annular passage forms between the shell and the circulation tube; an impeller within and positioned adjacent to one end of the circulation tube; and heat exchange means penetrating the outer shell and extending into the end of the circulation tube opposite the impeller. The outer shell has a hydraulic head forming one end of the shell, a heat exchange medium header at the opposite end of the shell. The circulation tube nearer the heat exchange medium header terminates at or downstream from a tangential plane extending through the shell at the intersection of the central section and the conical end section of the cylindrical portion of shell. The reactor is useful in an alkylation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Coleman Puett, Minye Liu
  • Publication number: 20140293731
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to an apparatus and a method for mixing of liquids (50) or of particles with a liquid (50). In a volume of liquid (50), a thermal convection flow is generated at at least one surface of the volume of liquid by irradiating IR radiation (30) into the volume of liquid. Thereby it is possible to avoid a depletion zone at the surface and to more accurately measure interactions of the particles with the surface by means of surface-based measurement methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Philipp BAASKE, Stefan DUHR
  • Publication number: 20140293733
    Abstract: This document describes an advanced laboratory platform rocker. An electronic circuit controls the rotation of the shaft of a motor. The shaft is coupled to the platform, such that the angular position of the platform is controllable, as a function of time, enabling non-periodic and non-steady motion. The rotation of the platform can be used to perform other functions, such as initiating the dispensing of liquid into a tray on the platform, and dispersing of liquid from a tray on the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Brendan Hart, David Grinnell, Ian Glasgow
  • Publication number: 20140286121
    Abstract: Apparatus (1) for admixing additives to a medium to be pumped, comprising at least one gear pump (2) for pumping a medium to be pumped, said gear pump (2) comprising at least one shaft (3) having a first driving torque; at least one injector (5) for introducing an additive into a medium to be pumped; at least one screw conveyor (6) for mixing said additive with said medium to be pumped, said screw conveyor having a second driving torque, and, characterized in that, the shaft (3) and the screw conveyor (6) are functionally connected, such that the first driving torque and the second driving torque are coupled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Styron Europe GMBH
    Inventors: Luc Bosiers, Rodolfo Salmang-Frohard
  • Publication number: 20140283717
    Abstract: Processes for converting organic material into renewable fuel products. A feedstock containing organic material is processed at an elevated pressure and temperature to lyse, decarboxylate, and carbonize cell structures. A portion of the processed slurry may be recirculated and mixed with cool, pressurized feedstock prior to reaching a mechanical mixing device to preheat and reduce the viscosity of the feedstock. The pressure and temperature are reduced, which may occur simultaneously to flash volatile materials, such as ammonia, out of the slurry, thereby reducing the presence of the materials in the final product and allowing recovery of the materials. The processed slurry may be treated with a halide to reduce mercury emissions in the final product. The treated slurry is mechanically and thermally dewatered resulting in a renewable fuel product in dried particulate or pelletized form that is a viable energy source having a positive heating value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: SGC Advisors, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin M. Bolin, James R. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140269155
    Abstract: A blending appliance having a housing includes a motor compartment and a jar receiving portion spaced laterally from the motor compartment. The housing includes an upper retaining member and a support pad extending outwardly from the housing, such that a jar receiving portion is defined therebetween. A motor is disposed in the motor compartment. A jar includes a lid with a feed chute. Together, the jar and lid are configured for reception in the jar receiving portion of the housing. The lid is vertically secured onto the jar by the upper retaining member upon reception of the jar into the jar receiving portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: MICHAEL P. CONTI, STEVE C. DREES, BRANDON T. MOCK, LEIF A. NORLAND, PAUL S. PAGET, MITCHELL L. ROBERTSON
  • Publication number: 20140252146
    Abstract: A blender is adapted to process and heat food products. The blender includes a base and a container coupled with the base. Disposed in the container is a work area and a processor component adapted to process food products. Disposed within the processor component is a fluid conduit through which steam may pass. The fluid conduit includes at least one outer wall and an interior lumen. The outer wall of the fluid conduit is separated from an inner wall of the processor component by a gap. The gap is in fluid communication with the work chamber. Disposed in the base is a reservoir (adapted to hold one or more fluids, e.g., water), which is in fluid communication with the interior lumen of the fluid conduit of the container. Steam formed in the reservoir passes from the reservoir into the work chamber by way of the interior lumen and the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: David M. Audette, Brian R. McGee
  • Publication number: 20140251881
    Abstract: A wastewater concentrator a liquid evaporator assembly, a gas-liquid separator, an exhaust assembly, and a slurry thickening and storage system. The slurry thickening and storage system includes a slurry thickening tank fluidly connected to the gas-liquid separator and a thickened slurry storage tank fluidly connected to the slurry thickening tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: HEARTLAND TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS LLC
    Inventors: Bernard F. Duesel, JR., Michael J. Rutsch, Craig Clerkin
  • Patent number: 8827541
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cylindrical tank for the thermal treatment of a food product which includes heating and/or cooling means for the food product, in addition to a mixer housed so as to be revolving in its interior. The tank has a cylindrical mantle, closed by a rear bottom and by a front flange, there also being means for feeding the mentioned product inside the tank. At least one temperature sensor of the food product is also positioned in correspondence with an area situated in the front portion of the mantle, corresponding to the discharge area of the same food product from the tank. The invention also relates to machines which use the above-mentioned tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: G.S.G. S.R.L.
    Inventor: Genesio Bravo
  • Patent number: 8814421
    Abstract: A method of mixing a formation fluid sample obtained in a downhole sampling chamber. The method includes positioning the downhole sampling chamber having a longitudinal axis in a rotary stand and rotating the downhole sampling chamber generally about the longitudinal axis. The method also includes imparting angular momentum to the formation fluid sample in the downhole sampling chamber, thereby mixing the formation fluid sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul David Ringgenberg
  • Patent number: 8807824
    Abstract: An apparatus for frothing a liquid food product is disclosed. It comprises a drive unit (1) and a frothing unit (3). The frothing unit (3) comprises a guide rod (30), which is configured along at least one section as a threaded rod (31). A frothing element (40) is in threaded engagement with the guide rod (30) and can thus be moved along a helical path on the guide rod (30). At least one dog (36, 36?) is driven by the drive unit (1) in a circular motion about the longitudinal axis of the guide rod (30) and in the process entrains the frothing element (40) such that said element is driven to perform a helical motion on the guide rod (30). In this way, the frothing element can perform an up and down motion superimposed on the rotational motion thereof along the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Pi-Sesign AG
    Inventor: Jorgen Bodum
  • Publication number: 20140219046
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the mixing of a solution and reagents for PCR reactions having a closed cartridge reaction well, a magnetically responsive bead within the well having an optically inert coating and a secondary chemically inert coating. A heat source then heats the contents to a target temperature while oscillating magnetic fields move the bead within the well in order to mix the contents and make the contents of the reaction well homogeneous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Ray Cracauer, Clark Braten, William Bickmore, Doyle Hansen, Ernie Sumison, Frank Spangler
  • Patent number: 8777477
    Abstract: An inflatable cushion useable for an ice cream maker. The ice cream maker can be spherical in shape and the inflatable cushion can approximate a spherical or dodecahedron shell. The inflatable cushion can be comprised of two half-shell portions that are pivotable with respect to one other to be selectively placed in a closed or open position. The ice cream maker can be snugly inserted within the inflatable cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Revolution, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith S. Jackson