Fluid-filled Jacket Patents (Class 366/149)
  • Patent number: 10569239
    Abstract: A continuous extrusion kneader comprising a first supply section for supplying a solid electrolyte, a first kneading section for kneading a material supplied from the first supply section to provide an intermediate mixture, a second supply section for supplying an electrode active material to the intermediate mixture, and a second kneading section for kneading the intermediate mixture and the material supplied from the second supply section, wherein the first kneading section comprises a forward kneading section for kneading the material supplied from the first supply section and conveying the material downstream, and a reverse kneading section for kneading the material supplied from the forward kneading section and applying a force in the upstream direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki Ishigaki, Hiroyuki Inoue
  • Patent number: 10137420
    Abstract: A mixer and method for mixing are provided. The mixer includes a housing having a fluid inlet, an additive inlet, and an outlet, with the housing defining a mixing chamber in fluid communication with the fluid inlet, the additive inlet, and the outlet. The mixer also includes an impeller disposed in the mixing chamber, wherein, when rotated, the impeller draws fluid through the fluid inlet. The mixer also includes a slinger disposed in the mixing chamber and configured to receive the fluid from the impeller and to receive an additive from the additive inlet. When rotated, the slinger slings the fluid and the additive radially outwards. The mixer further includes a stator disposed at least partially around the slinger, with the stator including vanes spaced circumferentially apart so as to define flowpaths therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rajesh Luharuka, Gocha Chochua, Hau Nguyen-Phuc Pham, Mark Ayyad
  • Patent number: 10101078
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refrigerator (1) comprising a fresh food compartment (2) wherein foodstuffs to be cooled are placed, a freezing compartment (3) wherein foodstuffs to be frozen are placed, a cabinet (4) disposed into the freezing compartment (3), and a lid (5) that is situated on the front side of the cabinet (4) and that has an open position wherein access into the cabinet (4) is provided and a closed position whereto the lid (5) is brought by being rotated from the open position, wherein the front side of the cabinet (4) is closed and the air inside the cabinet (4) is allowed to be at least partially discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ARCELIK ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventors: Samet Akan, Ali Levent Hasanreisoglu, Urfet Demirkan, Sunay Mutlu
  • Patent number: 10034565
    Abstract: A beverage cooling device for the rapid cooling of the content of canned or bottle beverages is provided. The beverage cooling device is a handheld device that easily engages the top of a can or beverage. The beverage cooling device includes a housing with side walls for mounting a motor. A container engagement member is attached to the motor along the bottom side of the housing such that it is able to freely rotate within the side walls of the housing. The container engagement member is attached to the drive shaft of the motor such that it is able to rotate when the motor is actuated. The container engagement member includes, at its center, a central gripping member for gripping the top of containers with long narrow necks. The container engagement member further includes peripheral gripping members for engaging containers having tops of larger circumferences, such aluminum beverage containers of varying sizes. The motor is actuated by an on/off switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Vermillion Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: David Goetz, Adam Mefford, Sunay Patel, Abhay Patel
  • Patent number: 9976805
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a processing system (0) intended to dehydrate food waste (4) comprising at least one device (200) for storing and heating food waste (4) comprising at least one device for stirring the food waste (4), a direct contact heat exchange condenser (34) comprising an opening (37) for extracting incondensable gases from the condenser (34), a first pipe (3) allowing direct communication between the storage device (200) and the condenser (34) to allow the passage of gaseous effluents (22) particularly comprising steam, produced by the heating of said food waste (4) in the waste storage and heating device (200), to the direct contact heat exchange condenser (34), where the steam condenses in contact with a shower of the coolant liquid. The recycling of heat between the condenser (34) and the device (200) for storing and heating food waste is provided by a heat pump (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ SERVECO (SA)
    Inventors: Louis Drouot, Jean-Jacques Mulleris
  • Patent number: 9821283
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a first embodiment, where, a first, lower shaft speed mixing of the component combination takes place in a thermokinetic mixer, where monitoring of the batch by temperature rate increase determination results in a determination that a substantial portion of desired thermokinetic mixing has occurred, whereafter a different shaft speed is used to complete the desired thermokinetic mixing of the component combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: DISPERSOL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Chris Brough
  • Patent number: 9694330
    Abstract: The internal batch mixer with three-wing non-intermeshing rotors includes a pair of non-intermeshing, counter-rotating, tangential rotors each having three wing portions. The internal batch mixer includes a housing defining a mixing chamber, where the mixing chamber includes first and second substantially circular chamber cavities in open communication with one another at a central region of the mixing chamber. The first and second non-intermeshing, counter-rotating winged rotors are respectively rotationally mounted within the first and second substantially circular chamber cavities, such that the central region of the mixing chamber defines an interacting mixing region between the first and second non-intermeshing, counter-rotating winged rotors. The first and second non-intermeshing, counter-rotating winged rotors are driven to counter-rotate with respect to one another. Each rotor has a substantially helical contour and a blade portion divided into three separate wings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: KING SAUD UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shafaat Ahmed Salahudeen, Othman Y. Alothman, Rabeh H. Elleithy
  • Patent number: 9687799
    Abstract: A mixing system and mixing arrangement are provided. The mixing system includes a rigid container including an integral support plate; a mixing assembly supported on the integral support plate, the mixing assembly including a pliable enclosure containing a fluid and a mixing device, a portion of the mixing device extending from the pliable enclosure and adapted to be detachably coupled to a drive mechanism; and a first plate detachably secured to the rigid container. The pliable enclosure is in compression between the first plate and the integral support plate. The mixing arrangement includes a docking station including a drive cradle and a drive mechanism, a rigid container removably positioned within the drive cradle, a mixing assembly positioned within the rigid container, and a first plate configured to be detachably secured to the rigid container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Scientifics, Inc.
    Inventor: Rudolf Pavlik
  • Patent number: 9604184
    Abstract: A mixing system is disclosed in which the system comprises a source of bone-graft or bone-graft-substitute material, a liquid source, and a vacuum source, at least one of the source of bone-graft or bone-graft-substitute material and the liquid source being in communication with the vacuum source. A valve assembly also forms part of the system, the valve assembly having a valve movable between a first position in which a first fluid passageway is created between the source of bone-graft or bone-graft-substitute material and the vacuum, and a second position in which a second fluid passageway is created between the source of bone-graft or bone-graft-substitute material and the liquid source, wherein, in the second position, the valve seals off the first fluid passageway, the vacuum source being adapted to generate a negative-pressure environment, relative to atmospheric pressure, within the valve assembly while the valve is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Orthovita, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Gettings, Matthew B. Havener, Stephen E. McIlhenny
  • Patent number: 9545361
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to compositions and methods for making a pharmaceutical composition by thermokinetic compounding, wherein the compositions include one or more thermolabile components, for example one or more active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) with one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients. The methods comprise thermokinetic processing of the thermolabile components into a composite by blending certain thermolabile components in a thermokinetic mixer using multiple speeds during a single, rotationally continuous operation. The composite can be further processed into pharmaceutical compositions by conventional methods known in the art, such as hot melt extrusion, melt granulation, compression molding, tablet compression, capsule filling, film-coating, or injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: DISPERSOL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Chris Brough
  • Patent number: 9004742
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for conveying a cellulosic feedstock are disclosed. The apparatus, such as a holding tank, has a passage. At the outlet to the passage, a conveyance member is provided to convey the cellulosic feedstock laterally across the outlet. The conveyance member, e.g., at least one screw conveyor, may have a variable pitch along its length. The method comprises passing the cellulosic feedstock through an impregnation chamber to an outlet of the impregnation chamber; passing the cellulosic feedstock from the outlet of the impregnation chamber to an inlet of a holding tank; passing the cellulosic feedstock downwardly through the holding tank; maintaining a generally constant residence time in the holding tank; and subsequently subjecting the cellulosic feedstock to a hydrolysis process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Abengoa Bioenergy New Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Murray J. Burke, Sunalie N. Hillier, Quang A. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8979354
    Abstract: A mixer 1 for thermal treatment of a material for mixing consisting of solid particles comprises a mixing vessel 2 for admitting the material for mixing. The vessel 2 has at least one thermal medium channel that with its surface gets at least partially in contact with the solid particles to be heat-treated, through which thermal treatment media are fed when the mixer 1 is in operation. Additionally, the mixer 1 has available a device for circulating the material for mixing found in the container 2. The container 2 is turnably supported about an axis R that penetrates the two front sides 7, 20. A motorized drive 17, 18, 18.1 serves as a circulating device to turn the container 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Dr. Herfeld GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ulrich Tölle, Wolfgang Rüberg, Matthias Herfeld
  • Patent number: 8967850
    Abstract: A multiscrew extruder device for production of elastomeric compounds is intended for manufacturing tires for vehicle wheels. The device includes a holding body; a mandrel inserted in the holding body extending along a longitudinal axis and delimiting an annular chamber with the holding body; and a plurality of extrusion screws disposed in the annular chamber and parallel to the longitudinal axis. A first circuit for a heat-exchange fluid for temperature control is formed in the mandrel and includes a central channel extending in the mandrel along the longitudinal axis and a plurality of parallel peripheral channels extending in a peripheral portion of the mandrel close to the annular chamber and in fluid communication with the central channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Pirelli Tyre S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alan Bottomley, Stefano Testi, Thomas Ponta, Alessio Longoni
  • Patent number: 8960992
    Abstract: A bottle warmer and mixing apparatus comprises a mixing unit (50) arranged to agitate a bottle (3) to mix contents therein. A heating unit is arranged to heat the contents of the bottle. The heating unit is at least partially decoupled from the agitation generated by the mixing unit (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Gerrit Jan de Jong, Pieter Johannes Bax, Frank Theodoor van de Scheur
  • Patent number: 8915644
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for preparing a cellulosic feedstock are disclosed. Embodiments of the method comprise passing the cellulosic feedstock through an optional impregnation chamber to an outlet of the impregnation chamber, passing the cellulosic feedstock from the outlet of the impregnation chamber to a holding tank having an inlet and an outlet, and conveying the cellulosic feedstock downwardly and laterally as it travels through the holding tank. Embodiments of the apparatus comprise at least one sidewall defining a passage. The passage has an upper portion and a lower portion, and the lower portion has a greater cross-sectional area than the upper portion. At least one inlet is provided adjacent the upper portion, and at least one outlet is provided adjacent the lower portion, at an elevation below the inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Abengoa Bioenergy New Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Quang A. Nguyen, Sunalie N. Hillier, Murray J. Burke
  • Patent number: 8911557
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for preparing a cellulosic feedstock are disclosed. Embodiments of the method comprise passing the cellulosic feedstock through an optional impregnation chamber to an outlet of the impregnation chamber, passing the cellulosic feedstock from the outlet of the impregnation chamber to a holding tank having an inlet and an outlet, and conveying the cellulosic feedstock downwardly and laterally as it travels through the holding tank. Embodiments of the apparatus comprise at least one sidewall defining a passage. The passage has an upper portion and a lower portion, and the lower portion has a greater cross-sectional area than the upper portion. At least one inlet is provided adjacent the upper portion, and at least one outlet is provided adjacent the lower portion, at an elevation below the inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Abengoa Bioenergy New Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Quang A. Nguyen, Sunalie N. Hillier, Murray J. Burke
  • Patent number: 8900370
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for preparing a cellulosic feedstock are disclosed. Embodiments of the method comprise obtaining a cellulosic feedstock having a moisture content of 30 wt % to 60 wt %; passing the cellulosic feedstock through a heated holding tank; withdrawing the cellulosic feedstock from the holding tank; and, subsequently subjecting the cellulosic feedstock to hydrolysis. Embodiments of the apparatus comprise at least one sidewall defining a volume having an upper portion and a lower portion. At least one inlet is provided adjacent the upper portion, and the inlet is in fluid communication with an impregnation chamber provided upstream from the holding tank. At least one outlet is provided adjacent the lower portion, and the outlet is in fluid communication with hydrolysis reactor positioned downstream from the holding tank. At least one conveyor is positioned adjacent the at least one outlet. A heating jacket provided on at least a portion of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Abengoa Bioenergy New Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Quang A. Nguyen, Sunalie N. Hillier, Murray J. Burke
  • Patent number: 8708549
    Abstract: A cooling jacket for use with mixing bowls is provided. This cooling jacket includes a plurality of channel forming structures, wherein each of the plurality of channel forming structures further includes a least one substantially vertical portion and a substantially horizontal portion, and wherein each channel forming structure defines a channel for receiving liquid coolant; and a plurality of pins positioned within the channels either in a predetermined, regular manner or randomly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Schaffer Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Michael Hall, Josh Ludwig, Eric Weatherhead
  • Publication number: 20140102129
    Abstract: A mixing process for mixed material, in particular bulk material with simultaneous cooling of the mixed material in a double-walled mixing vessel where a coolant is circulated in the space between the external walls, whereby the coolant is formed by the refrigerant in a refrigerator which is released from high pressure in the space between the external walls and which evaporates and extracts temperature from the mixed material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicants: REISNER AG, MTI MISCHTECHNIK INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus Reisner, Joachim Himler, Christian Honemeyer, Ulrich Schär, Burkhard Wulf, Thomas Tegtmeier
  • Publication number: 20130310593
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a mixed solution, comprising a mixing vessel for preparing an aqueous mixed solution containing a dicarboxylic acid and a Nb compound and a filter for the aqueous mixed solution connected to the mixing vessel via a pipe, the mixing vessel being anticorrosive and equipped with a stirring unit, a heating unit and a cooling unit for the aqueous mixed solution, wherein the aqueous mixed solution prepared in the mixing vessel is fed to the filter via the pipe and filtered in the filter under increased pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Ishii, Takaaki Kato
  • Patent number: 8556494
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing an emulsified/dispersed liquid has first and second emulsification/dispersion devices which produce the emulsified/dispersed liquid by emulsifying/dispersing emulsification/dispersion material in a liquid mixture into a medium liquid in the liquid mixture. A multistage pressure/temperature control device of a multistage type cools the emulsified/dispersed liquid discharged by the second emulsification/dispersion device while applying a backpressure which can prevent occurrence of bubbling to the first and second emulsification/dispersion devices. The multistage pressure/temperature control device reduces the pressure of the emulsified/dispersed liquid gradually or in stages, and finally lowers the pressure of the emulsified/dispersed liquid to a pressure that bubbling is not caused if the emulsification/dispersion liquid is released into an atmospheric condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Mitsuru Nakano
  • Patent number: 8469585
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an in-line mixer for mixing a plurality of fluids to produce a mixed product. The mixer includes one or more mixing chambers, an impeller in each of the mixing chambers, one or more inlets coupled to injection valves for conveying the fluids into the mixing chamber, and an outlet for conveying the mixed product out of the mixing chamber. The in-line mixer is well suited to components, such as those used in making automotive OEM and refinish paints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Antonio Retamal
  • Patent number: 8440124
    Abstract: Single screw extruder for making a dryer bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Corey James Kenneally, Robb Richard Gardner, Fleumingue Jean-Mary, Thomas Edward Dufresne, Darren Paul Trokhan, Barry Michael Beagle, Scott Comstock, Kurt Goris Houk
  • Publication number: 20130114369
    Abstract: Disclosed is a micro mixer which includes a mixing plate (14) with a first channel-forming section and a second channel-forming section. The first channel-forming section has a first channel formed for a first fluid to flow therethrough, while the second channel-forming section has a second channel formed for a second fluid to flow therethrough. Between the first channel-forming section and the second channel-forming section, there is provided a combined channel in which the first fluid and the second fluid merge with each other. The outlet of the first channel and the outlet of the second channel are opposed to each other with the combined channel disposed therebetween. The position of the outlet of the first channel facing the center axis of the combined channel is included in or the same as the position of the outlet of the second channel facing the center axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumihiko Ishiyama, Takeshi Hizawa, Kiyoo Kamei
  • Patent number: 8425106
    Abstract: A reaction system and a reactor which comprises of two or more reaction cells wherein said cells are separated by inter cell conduits and having a means of causing agitation within the cells which does not require a mechanical connection of the agitating mechanism within the cell to a drive mechanism which is outside the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Ashe Morris Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Ashe
  • Patent number: 8398293
    Abstract: An apparatus for mixing viscous material includes a chamber having a cylindrical sidewall and a bottom and receiving viscous material to be mixed; a cylindrical draft tube fixed at an inside center of the chamber to be spaced from the bottom and the sidewall and forming a space between the draft tube and the sidewall to allow passage of the viscous material, and including a heat medium passage therein; a carrying impeller installed in the draft tube and driven by a motor to transfer the viscous material above or below the draft tube and suck the viscous material in the space into the draft tube; and a sweeping impeller installed in the space and rotated in a circumferential direction by a motor to apply a pressure to the viscous material so that the viscous material in the space is not adhered to the draft tube and the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: In-Seon Kim, Hyun-Seob Song, Sang-Phil Han, Ji-Hyun Lee, Hyo-Sook Cha
  • Patent number: 8388215
    Abstract: A modified asphalt Contactor reactor for blending and reacting asphalt cement and modifiers is described; for example, a vertically oriented vessel having an outer shell having an internal surface and an external surface, a lower end and a flat flanged top; an internal circulation tube having a base, a top and an outside surface, wherein the outside surface of the internal circulation tube and the internal surface of the outer shell forms an annulus; a heating jacket having heating oil inlet and a heating oil outlet coupled to the external surface of the outer shell for circulation of heating oil; and a hydraulic head assembly having an impeller coupled to the lower end the vertically oriented vessel wherein the impeller is located near the base of the internal circulation tube, wherein the impeller and the annulus are of sufficient size to facilitate the flow of high viscosity fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Stratco, Inc.
    Inventors: John Kay, Kelly Sockwell
  • Publication number: 20130023595
    Abstract: There are disclosed a regenerated rubber, a method and apparatus for obtaining regenerated rubbers from vulcanized crumb rubber, such as rubber from scrap. The apparatus is a thermokinetic mixer having the particularity to have an air tight stationary chamber with inner non-uniform surface. The method comprises the steps of raising the speed of the rotor shaft in order to increase a temperature of a mixture made of vulcanized crumb rubber and a lubricant, such as oil, until a devulcanizing temperature is reached; and reducing the temperature of the mixture to a lower temperature during a second period of time. The method of the invention is environmentally friendly or “green”, since the regeneration method does not use chemicals, includes a shorter period of treatment at higher temperature avoiding the risks of rubber cracking and spontaneous combustion, and further allowing mass-production of regenerated rubber with lower energy consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: PHOENIX INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Sylvain Martel, Stephen Murphy, Patrick Legault
  • Patent number: 8353621
    Abstract: A cooling jacket for use with mixing bowls typically incorporated into industrial mixers is provided. This cooling jacket includes plurality of substantially parallel coolant channels formed from the material of the jacket, wherein each of the plurality of channels further includes a least one vertical portion and at least one horizontal portion, and wherein each horizontal portion further includes a plurality of parallel ridges and parallel valleys formed therein and running lengthwise therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Shaffer Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventors: Douglas Thomas, Eric Weatherhead, Josh Ludwig, Michael W. Hall
  • Patent number: 8328410
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an in-line mixer for mixing a plurality of fluids to produce a mixed product. The mixer includes one or more mixing chambers, an impeller in each of the mixing chambers, one or more inlets coupled to injection valves for conveying the fluids into the mixing chamber, and an outlet for conveying the mixed product out of the mixing chamber. The in-line mixer is well suited to components, such as those used in making automotive OEM and refinish paints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Antonio Retamal
  • Publication number: 20120182827
    Abstract: The present invention demonstrates a continuous process for dry conveying of powdered coal either a blend of carbonaceous material subject to partial oxidization whereby the conveying feed will be transferred via a suitable conveyer from an atmospheric silo to a or a number of extruder's LP Feeder Vessel and be fed over extruder's inlet chute in continuo to a or a number of extruder(s), in which the dry feed material will be densificated along the compression zone of that extruder up to high pressure and will be discharged over outlet chute into a downstream said First Pressurized Vessel, wherefrom the feeding precursor will be transported via a or a number of in series pressurized tubular-drag conveyor to the said Second Pressurized Vessel, which is equipped with one or more Reactor Feeding Unit(s), referred to Splitter(s), each one consisting of a Star Valve, Reactor-Feed-Line and a said Injection-Line for pneumatic conveying individually, whereby the feed carbonaceous material will be exposed to with injec
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Faramarz Bairamijamal
  • Patent number: 8182133
    Abstract: A mixing apparatus and method mixes constituents of a feedstock in a vessel, utilizing a mixing blade assembly rotated within the vessel in forward and reverse directions. The feedstock engages walls of the vessel, and scraper blades are carried by the mixing blade assembly to scrape feedstock from the walls of the vessel and direct scraped feedstock to feedstock being circulated within the vessel during rotation of the mixing blade assembly in either the forward direction or the reverse direction. The scraper blades each include scraper edges and are coupled to the mixing blade assembly for pivotal movement in response to engagement with feedstock during mixing, so as to juxtapose one or the other of opposite scraper edges of each scraper blade with the vessel wall for scraping feedstock during rotation of the mixing blade assembly in both the forward and reverse directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Hockmeyer Equipment Corp.
    Inventors: Herman H. Hockmeyer, Barry W. Cullens, Matthew S. O'Kelley
  • Patent number: 8146650
    Abstract: There is described a microfluid system with a microchannel structure for the passage of fluids and a further channel structure separated from the microstructure by means of at least one separating wall for the passage of a heat transfer fluid. The risk of internal leakage in the microfluid system can be recognized in time, by separation of the microchannel structure from a cavity of at least one point by a further separating wall, said separating wall being at least locally weaker than the separating wall between the microchannel structure and the further channel structure and said cavity is connected to a detector device for detection of ingressing fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Astrid Lohf, Waldemar Wenzel
  • Patent number: 8079749
    Abstract: A dough mixer includes a cabinet and a bowl supported within the cabinet. The bowl includes a bowl body defining an opening through which dough is inserted into the bowl for a mixing operation. An agitator is mounted in the bowl for rotation therein. A refrigeration jacket is mounted to an exterior of the bowl body. The refrigeration jacket includes a plurality of channel members. Each channel member includes a unitary plate member having an elongated center panel extending along a periphery of the bowl body. The center panel is spaced from and facing the bowl body. A first leg is connected to the center panel by a first bend. The first leg extends toward the bowl body. A second leg is connected to the center panel by a second bend. The second leg extends away from the bowl body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Kitta
  • Patent number: 8047703
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for gelling liquid propane and other liquefied gasses includes a temperature controlled churn mixer, vacuum pump, liquefied gas transfer tank, and means for measuring amount of material entering the mixer. The apparatus and method are particularly useful for the production of high quality rocket fuels and propellants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: CFD Research Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Elliott, Roberto DiSalvo, Phillip Shepherd, Ryan Kosier
  • Patent number: 8021036
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus and method for improved mixing of yeast-raised and yeast-raised type dough. The device and method keep the dough cool by an improved structure and method for circulating coolant around a jacketed bowl, and by circulating cooled air through the spinning agitator roller bars. Better aeration of the dough and faster mixing time are achieved along with full water and flour absorption, and reduced operating temperatures by controlling placing of the agitator driveshaft in a carefully defined region. Finally, the invention provides a wiper for wiping the lip of the bowl to keep it clean of dough and to insure a proper seal along the bowl lip when a resilient, expandable bowl seal is used, and it provides a pneumatic seal for securely sealing the mix ingredients in the bowl during mixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: CMC America Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Fay, James Fay, Michael Baron
  • Patent number: 7993048
    Abstract: A Rotary thermal processor for particulate materials has a rotating drum and a rotating hollow auger. A stationary cylindrical oven with stationary coils surrounds the rotating drum. Hot gas heats a first part of the oven, coil and drum. A rotating hollow auger is heated with hot fluid from the coils. Oven exhaust sweeps evaporated and volatized components of the treated materials to separators and a thermal oxidizer. Cleaned gas from the thermal oxidizer heats a second part of the oven coil and drum and exits a stack. The rotating drum and auger lifts and turns the treated material as it is advanced by the auger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventors: Jerry R. Collette, Warren E. Kelm
  • Publication number: 20110075509
    Abstract: A cooling jacket for use with mixing bowls is provided. This cooling jacket includes a plurality of channel forming structures, wherein each of the plurality of channel forming structures further includes a least one substantially vertical portion and a substantially horizontal portion, and wherein each channel forming structure defines a channel for receiving liquid coolant; and a plurality of pins positioned within the channels either in a predetermined, regular manner or randomly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: SHAFFER MANUFACTURING CORP.
    Inventors: Michael W. Hall, Eric Weatherhead, Josh Ludwig
  • Patent number: 7914200
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for mixing feedstock within a vessel wherein the feedstock is moved along a heat transfer surface within the vessel. A mixing blade assembly includes a mixing blade and at least one mixing blade support member moved within the vessel to sweep forward along a path of travel extending adjacent the heat transfer surface. Feedstock is circulated within the vessel by the mixing blade, and the mixing blade support member includes a mixing surface confronting the heat transfer surface. The mixing surface is spaced from the heat transfer surface and is configured such that feedstock material is squeezed between the mixing surface and the heat transfer surface so as to be subjected to mixing shear and heat transfer between the squeezed feedstock material and the heat transfer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventors: Herman H. Hockmeyer, Matthew S. O'Kelley
  • Patent number: 7896541
    Abstract: A mixer for mixing liquid additive with polymer dope constituted by cellulose ester as polymer and solvent is provided. There is a mixing conduit for flow of the polymer dope. A supply conduit ejects liquid additive into the polymer dope in the mixing conduit. A rotor hub is positioned downstream from the supply conduit, contained in the mixing conduit rotatably about an axis directed in a flow direction of the polymer dope, and has a diameter decreasing end on an upstream side. A driving device with electromagnets rotates the rotor hub by electromagnetic induction through a chamber inside the mixing conduit. Furthermore, a support is disposed within the mixing conduit to extend transversely to the flow direction, for supporting the rotor hub rotatably. Flow openings are formed in the support, for passing the polymer dope in the flow direction about the rotor hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Daisaku Abiru
  • Patent number: 7878704
    Abstract: The invention concerns a double-chamber device for mixing at least two viscous substances, comprising: cylindrical and coaxial first and second communicating vessels, each hermetically sealed at one end by a mobile piston, and provided at its second end with a slightly conical bottom end, the two vessels being arranged, preferably vertically, in mirror symmetry relative to a meridian plane perpendicular to their common axis; a central mixing element connecting the two vessels at the two slightly conical bottom ends; and a high pressure hydraulic device for automatically activating the pistons in a coordinated reciprocating movement. A worm screw injection device in communication with one of the vessels or with the mixing element may be used to inject the substances. Mixing of substances may include driving the pistons in a coordinated reciprocal motion to collapse one vessel while expanding the other, forcing the substances through the central mixing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Uteron Pharma S.A.
    Inventor: Eric Bonnard
  • Publication number: 20100260006
    Abstract: A suspension contains a base material including a fine solid matter. The base material may be in the form of a semifluid matter. The base material is compressed with a high pressure. The compressed base material is passed through an orifice at a high speed. The orifice includes a small clearance defined between (a) the end of the movable valve provided slidably and rotatably in the length direction inside of the cylinder case and (b) the opposing wall surface of the cylinder case. For dispersion, to emulsification, crushing, and subdivision of the base material, there is provided a heat exchange unit including continuous conduits through which a cooling medium can flow, the conduits extending over a desired length in the length direction about the orifice as a source of heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Shigeo Ando, Masao Ando, Toyoroku Ando
  • Patent number: 7766539
    Abstract: A liner material supply apparatus by which the weight ratio between a first feedstock liquid and a second feedstock liquid to be fed to static mixers (40, 42) is maintained sufficiently precisely. A heater for bring the temperature of the first feedstock liquid, which is fed from a first accommodation tank (26) to the static mixers through a first feeding pump (22), and the temperature of the second feedstock liquid, which is fed from a second accommodation tank (28) to the static mixers through a second feeding pump (24), to predetermined temperatures are annexed, at least, to the first feeding pump and the second feeding pump. Liner material acceptance unit (10) is disposed which is selectively located at an operating position where the liner material acceptance unit accepts a liner material discharged from discharge unit (18), and a non-operating position where the liner material acceptance unit does not interfere with the liner material discharged from the discharge unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Japan Crown Cork Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Aoyama, Junichi Miyo, Takuya Oyamada, Susumu Hisanaga, Katsuhiro Muramoto
  • Publication number: 20100124144
    Abstract: A cooling jacket for use with mixing bowls typically incorporated into industrial mixers is provided. This cooling jacket includes plurality of substantially parallel coolant channels formed from the material of the jacket, wherein each of the plurality of channels further includes a least one vertical portion and at least one horizontal portion, and wherein each horizontal portion further includes a plurality of parallel ridges and parallel valleys formed therein and running lengthwise therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: SHAFFER MANUFACTURING CORP.
    Inventors: Douglas Thomas, Eric Weatherhead, Josh Ludwig, Michael W. Hall
  • Publication number: 20100112184
    Abstract: There is provided a coating solution which can efficiently take in dietary fiber at high concentration. A manufacturing method and apparatus of the coating solution are provided. According to this method, the coating solution having high viscosity can be obtained. According to this apparatus, even if the added amount is larger compared to the amount of rice, a large amount of coated rice can be continuously manufactured without causing the clogging in the flow of rice and the coating solution in the apparatus and the binding of rice. The coating solution is added at a ratio of 6.0 to 8.0% by weight to rice. The coating solution is made of a water solution of a mixture of one or more kinds of soluble dietary fiber and one or more kinds of insoluble dietary fiber. The mixture is at a ratio of one part by weight of the soluble dietary fiber and 0.5 to 2 parts by weight of the insoluble dietary fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: SATAKE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Fukumori, Shigeharu Kanemoto, Keishi Wakabayashi, Shuji Moritou, Hiroyuki Maehara
  • Patent number: 7690833
    Abstract: A heat exchanger is disclosed which includes an elongate fluid duct having a series of openings and an outer sleeve disposed outside and extending along the duct to cover the openings. A drive motor is provided for imparting relative motion between the duct and the sleeve so that the sleeve moves across the openings in the peripheral wall of the duct. A temperature control device which may include an outer jacket arranged about the sleeve to define a chamber for receiving a heat exchange fluid, an electric heating element for supplying current to the outer sleeve or duct to heat the outer sleeve or duct, a series of burners for heating the outer surface of the sleeve, or a heating element incorporated in one of the duct and sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Guy Parker Metcalfe, III, Murray Rudman
  • Publication number: 20100008834
    Abstract: There is described a microfluid system with a microchannel structure for the passage of fluids and a further channel structure separated from the microstructure by means of at least one separating wall for the passage of a heat transfer fluid. The risk of internal leakage in the microfluid system can be recognized in time, by separation of the microchannel structure from a cavity of at least one point by a further separating wall, said separating wall being at least locally weaker than the separating wall between the microchannel structure and the further channel structure and said cavity is connected to a detector device for detection of ingressing fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Astrid Lohf, Waldemar Wenzel
  • Publication number: 20090262598
    Abstract: A mixing device for consistently mixing a primary fluid and at least a secondary fluid includes a primary fluid inlet in fluid communication with a first mixing orifice, and a secondary fluid inlet in fluid communication with a second mixing orifice. A mixing area receives the primary fluid and the secondary fluid via the first and second mixing orifices, respectively. A size of and thus flow through the first and second mixing orifices is variable based on a pressure of the primary fluid and the secondary fluid through the respective mixing orifices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventor: David F. Brashears
  • Patent number: 7540651
    Abstract: An agitator able to mix and disperse a variety of fluids of various fluid volumes with different viscosities ranging from low to high, and having excellent, cleanability and improved cooling efficiency is provided. The agitator comprises a rotating shaft 3 extending vertically inside an agitating vessel 2, and a flat paddle blade 4 mounted on the rotating shaft 3. The flat paddle blade has a bottom flat paddle blade portion 4a extending outwards from the bottom of the rotating shaft 3 and a rectangular upper flat paddle blade portion 4b extending upward from an upper part of each side end of the bottom flat paddle blade portion 4a. The dimensional ratio (b/a) of the blade diameter (b) of the bottom flat paddle blade portion 4a to the inner diameter (a) of the agitating vessel 2 is from 0.6 to 0.9, and the dimensional ratio (d/c) of the height (d) of an upper flat paddle blade portion 4b to the height (c) of the bottom flat paddle blade portion 4a is from 1 to 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Matsumoto, Mutsuo Kuramoto, Masahiko Hiraki
  • Patent number: RE42938
    Abstract: Apparatus for cutting and stirring curd, comprising a curd vat with a shaft drivable for rotation, which shaft carries a number of cutting frames extending radially from the shaft and arranged on the shaft in staggered relation, each cutting frame having two frame girders, which extend radially from the drivable shaft and between which a lattice work is situated formed from longitudinal knives and transverse knives, the transverse knives being mounted on the frame girders by welding. The transverse knives form openings which are in line, in which the longitudinal knives are received with ample play, while means are provided for substantially preventing displacement of the longitudinal knives in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Sijmen Sipma, Sjoerd Huitema