Fed Radially Through Side Wall Of Shaft Patents (Class 366/169.2)
  • Patent number: 9505506
    Abstract: A device for simultaneously filling at least two foods of different compositions, predominantly in a thick fluid and/or pasty form, into a container, particularly a transparent plastic cup, having a valve head with a nozzle inlet opening and nozzle outlet openings for the food and fed by dosing devices, wherein the controller has a control disc (23) rotatable about a longitudinal axis (22) in the valve head (1) having control openings (25a, 25b, 25c) distributed about said longitudinal axis (22) on a first control circuit path (24), said control openings being alignable during an incremental rotation of the control disc (23) alternating in succession with auxiliary nozzle inlet openings (26a, 26b, 26c) of a stationary control surface (27) of the valve head (1) lying below in a planar manner, wherein auxiliary nozzle inlet openings (26a, 26b, 26c) are arranged on a second control circuit path (24?) congruent with the first control circuit path about the longitudinal axis (22) in the control surface (27) such t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Rainer Ammann
  • Patent number: 8162533
    Abstract: A mixer of the present invention includes an outer cylinder into which powder material is loaded, a rotational axis which is located coaxially with the outer cylinder and discharges liquid material while forming the liquid material to fine particles, and a fin which has a rectangular shape and is disposed along an inner wall of the outer cylinder. The fin is independently revolvable around the rotational axis. The fin has side faces in a direction of revolution of the fin, each of which forms an inclined face such that a width of the fin becomes wider from an inner surface to an outer surface of the fin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Falxer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naganobu Hayabusa, Kyoko Hayabusa, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8161984
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a device for generating a cleaning foam includes a female housing and a male plug. The plug includes an aperture into which a fluid flows from another component of the cleaning system. The plug includes a premix chamber which receives the fluid from the aperture and into which a gas is injected to form a foam. In an example embodiment, the chamber is a hollow cylinder and the gas is injected into the cylinder through channels which are tangential to the cylinder. The plug also includes a solid cylinder with a continuous helical indentation on the outside of the solid cylinder. When the male plug is inserted into the female housing, the continuous helical indentation and the inner surface of the housing form a helical channel through which the foam flows and is further mixed on its way back into the cleaning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Arnold Kholodenko, Anwar Husain, Gregory A. Tomasch, Cheng-Yu (Sean) Lin
  • Patent number: 7350964
    Abstract: A device for circulating a grain product includes feed screw for the grain product and a connected drive unit for driving the feed screw. The drive unit is non-rotatably connected with a support body with a lower support surface which is inclined relative to the axis of the feed screw. The support body includes a surface area capable of withstanding the transport capacity of the feed screw. The support body further includes at least one blocking plate immersed in the grain product, wherein the surface area of the blocking plate is sized to withstand the peripheral forces generated by the rotating feed screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Inventors: Lothar Wellenbrock, Norbert Brautferger
  • Patent number: 6869212
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rotor/stator type homogenizer which allows the gap between the rotor and the stator to be set to a very small dimension and which does not involve generation of abrasion particles or the like even if the rotor is rotated at high speed, making it possible to efficiently homogenize a plurality of liquids having no mutual compatibility. The inner peripheral surface of the stator and the outer peripheral surface of the rotor are opposed to each other through a predetermined gap and a portion of the solutions is introduced into the gap to form a hydrodynamic bearing, thereby supporting rotation of the rotor with respect to the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: THK Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu Uesugi, Masahiro Tsunofuri, Jun Nagano, Shotaro Mizobuchi
  • Publication number: 20040027913
    Abstract: Mixing apparatus comprises a container and a mixing mechanism mounted within the container, the mechanism including a driven shaft and a mixing disc mounted on the shaft to be rotatable therewith, the shaft being hollow and having mounted thereon a plurality of axially spaced projections some at least of which are provided with a bore therethrough communicating between the interior of the container and the hollow interior of the shaft, the lower end of the shaft being closed, the upper end of the shaft being adapted for connection to a source of liquid external of the container, whereby said liquid can be supplied through the hollow interior of the shaft and through the bores in the projections into the interior of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2002
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventor: Darrin John Cockbain
  • Patent number: 6655828
    Abstract: A bone cement mixing device has a canister which is modular in design and constructed from a transparent material. The mixing device further has a mixing head assembly having a crank that is operatively coupled to a mixing blade via a gear train. The gear train is configured to drive the mixing blade in a reciprocating manner including the varying of the angular velocity, direction of travel, and angular distance of travel of the blade while the crank is rotated at a constant velocity and direction. The mixing blade has a fluid passage defined therein which allows the liquid cement component to be delivered at various locations within the mixing chamber of the canister. A method of mixing bone cement is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy G. Vendrely, Sam Sackett
  • Patent number: 6644847
    Abstract: The multicell apparatus according to the invention is suitable for batchwise and in particular quasi-continuous operation, i.e. for the continuous processing of batches in rapid succession, for example for the preparation of readily free-flowing granules which are suitable for filling in capsules or sachets. The apparatus is in particular a multifunctional system which combines the process steps of batch introduction, metering, mixing/granulation, drying, product cooling and product collection with one another in a very compact design. The individual batches are conveyed inside the apparatus through a product path which is hermetically sealed from the outside and in which an internal pressure lower than the ambient pressure may additionally prevail at least in sections. This, together with the cleaning nozzles connected to a central cleaning system, permits contamination-free operation both with aqueous and with organic starting materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Glatt Maschinen- und Apparatebau AG
    Inventor: G√ľnther Boos
  • Patent number: 6488401
    Abstract: A tank agitator connects to a low head feed and causes agitation by discharging through a port that might rotate, oscillate, or otherwise issue a pulsing stream. This agitator has a housing with a turbine plenum and an exhaust plenum. A turbine in the turbine plenum spins by the flowthrough of the feedwater and exhausts to the exhaust plenum. A hollow drive shaft is spun by the turbine and extends through the exhaust plenum and to terminate outside the housing. It has an aperture that allows water in the exhaust plenum to flow into its lumen. A nozzle caps the shaft and is bent such that the discharge issuing therefrom sweeps in circles with the spinning of the drive shaft. A variant form of the agitator includes a drive train that incorporates a drag link to convert the spinning input of the turbine into an oscillating output in the drive shaft. In another variant form, the discharge is pulsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Inventor: Anthony E. Seaman
  • Publication number: 20020067658
    Abstract: A bone cement mixing device has a canister which is modular in design and constructed from a transparent material. The mixing device further has a mixing head assembly having a crank that is operatively coupled to a mixing blade via a gear train. The gear train is configured to drive the mixing blade in a reciprocating manner including the varying of the angular velocity, direction of travel, and angular distance of travel of the blade while the crank is rotated at a constant velocity and direction. The mixing blade has a fluid passage defined therein which allows the liquid cement component to be delivered at various locations within the mixing chamber of the canister. A method of mixing bone cement is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventors: Timothy G. Vendrely, Sam Sackett