With Specified Discharge Means Patents (Class 366/184)
  • Publication number: 20150036455
    Abstract: A twist action mixing container is capable of separately storing various substances for later mixing. The mixing container includes an upper and lower housing which respectively define an upper and lower chamber. The upper and lower chambers are separated by a valve assembly that seals off one chamber from the other until the valve assembly is opened. The valve assembly includes upper and lower valve halves, each of which includes one or more tracks along their periphery and corresponding guide members that insert into said tracks. When the upper and lower housings are twisted in opposite directions, the guide members travel along their respective tracks moving upper and lower valve openings into alignment, thus opening the valve assembly. A preventer is operably coupled to the lower valve for blocking the container opening while the valve assembly is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Colin Mortimer Bennett
  • Publication number: 20150003188
    Abstract: A device and method are presented for the collection, mixing and distribution of fluid between reactor beds. According to various aspects, the device includes a collection tray, a mixing chamber in fluid communication with the collection tray, a rough distribution tray in fluid communication with the mixing chamber, and a distribution tray in fluid communication with the rough distribution tray. The mixing chamber includes at least one chimney positioned about mixing chamber central outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Zhanping Xu
  • Publication number: 20150003187
    Abstract: A device is presented for the collection, mixing and distribution of fluid between reactor catalyst beds. According to various aspects, the device includes a collection tray, a mixing chamber in fluid communication with the collection tray, a rough distribution tray in fluid communication with the mixing chamber, and a fine distribution tray in fluid communication with the rough distribution tray. The mixing chamber includes at least one vapor chimney positioned about the mixing chamber central outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Zhanping Xu
  • Publication number: 20140313850
    Abstract: Disclosed is a container including a temporary coupling member for pouring two different types of solutions into separated chambers and for separating the chambers from each other and for driving a supporting rotator to release the temporary coupling member so as to mix the two different types of solution. The container includes rotating pushing unit rotating; cylindrical lower support inserted into rotating pushing unit; liquid accommodating upper support inserted into lower support; vertical pushing unit installed in lower support and rotating pushing unit; opening device including opening disc, supporting unit, supporting unit, and bottom holes and lateral holes; elastic spring installed between lower support and vertical pushing unit and rotating the rotating pushing unit; pumping unit installed on lower support and accommodating liquid; and press button installed on pumping unit to operate pumping unit to discharge mixed liquid in pumping unit out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: SUNGIL KANG
  • Publication number: 20140301156
    Abstract: A driving device of a metering and mixing apparatus for multi-component substances is disclosed, which driving device can have at least two cartridge holders for holding interchangeable cartridges with individual substance components, a discharging apparatus for simultaneously discharging the substance components from the cartridges through component outlets with the aid of discharging pistons entering the cartridge holder or cartridges, and a mixing apparatus which is connected to the component outlets, for mixing the discharged substance components and discharging the latter in mixed form, and a transmission unit for the connection of a drive motor, wherein the transmission unit can have a detector for detecting at least one counter pressure which builds up during the discharging of at least one of the substance components, and a controller, which is connected on an inlet side to the detector for bringing about a driving control function in response to a detection result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Markus RAHM, Christian SCHULTHEISS, Walter FÄH, Pascal TANNER
  • Publication number: 20140098629
    Abstract: A device is proposed for low-bubbling mixing and discharge of a product. The device comprises a housing (10) which delimits a reservoir for the product. In the reservoir, a mixing element (23) is moveable in order to mix the product. A piston (40) delimits the reservoir in the proximal direction and is displaceable into the distal direction in order to discharge the product from the reservoir. In order to force gases out of the reservoir and thereby prevent bubble formation, the device has a spring element (50) which loads the piston with a spring force in the distal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Medmix Systems AG
    Inventor: Andy Greter
  • Publication number: 20140071787
    Abstract: A clotting serum production device including a main chamber, an inlet housing, and an outlet port. The main chamber is defined by a first end wall, a second end wall opposite to the first end wall, and a side wall extending between the first end wall and the second end wall. The inlet housing extends from the first end wall. The inlet housing includes a first inlet port, a second inlet port, and a first conduit extending between the first inlet port and a second conduit. The second conduit extends between the second inlet port and the main chamber. The inlet housing is configured to provide one-way fluid flow from the first inlet port to the second inlet port and to provide one-way fluid flow from the second inlet port to the main chamber. An outlet port is in fluid communication with the main chamber and provides fluid communication with an exterior of the clotting serum production device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Biomet Biologics, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. LEACH, Jennifer E. WOODELL-MAY, Hillary OVERHOLSER, Joel C. HIGGINS, Jason CHAVARRIA, Ned M. HAMMAN
  • Patent number: 8668399
    Abstract: A device for applying a coating includes a multi-component cartridge, a static mixing nozzle in fluid communication with the cartridge, and at least one paint applicator selected from the group including a roller, a brush, and an angled spray tip, in fluid communication with the nozzle. A method includes applying a coating to a surface with the above-described device. Another method includes applying a non-skid coating to a surface with the above-described device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventors: Richard Parks, Heather Parks
  • Publication number: 20130255953
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for preparing a fracturing fluid for a fracture treatment in a subterranean formation using different types of fluids. A first mixture, formed with a consistent quality fluid and proppant, is combined with a second mixture, formed with an inconsistent quality fluid, to create a combined fracturing fluid. Each of the first and second mixtures may be pressurized and combined for use in one or more stages of a fracture treatment. The consistent quality fluid may comprise a new or high quality fluid and the inconsistent quality fluid may comprise a low quality fluid, such as fluid recovered or recycled from a previous fracturing treatment. Chemicals may be added to one or both mixtures. Quality measurements may be obtained for the second mixture. Independent monitoring and control of system allow for the preparation of a fracturing fluid with predetermined qualities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: SynOil Fluids Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Robin Tudor
  • Publication number: 20130135958
    Abstract: A blender has a mixing chamber for reception of materials to be blended. A mixing screw is mounted at a bottom of the mixing chamber for mixing materials within the mixing chamber and delivering mixed materials to an outlet feeding a processing line. A baffle is mounted at the outlet extending about the mixing screw. The baffle inhibits upward movement of material at the outlet tending to cram material into the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: JAMES JOSEPH O'CALLAGHAN
  • Publication number: 20130135961
    Abstract: To avoid even in rotor-stator dispersion machines with high suction power that the drawn liquid is set into a rotational movement whereby the dispersion performance is impaired, the invention provides transitional elements, such as an intermediate piece, for establishing the connection between a rotor-stator dispersion machine and a container. The rotor-stator dispersion machine comprises a rotor-stator system having at least one toothed ring. The container has a longitudinal axis and an outlet. The intermediate piece has a first opening for the connection with the outlet of the container and a second opening for the connection with the rotor-stator dispersion machine. The intermediate piece comprises a tube line that extends between the first and the second opening and has at least in some sections a longitudinal axis that is inclined relative to the longitudinal axis of the container by an angle ?30 in the range of 0° to 90°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Axel Wittek
  • Publication number: 20130094323
    Abstract: A device for mixing a pulp- and/or fiber-containing fluid which comprises an apparatus for moving the fluid free from shearing, and a corresponding method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventor: KRONES AG
  • Publication number: 20130077432
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mixer for producing a paste by mixing components, comprising a housing having a longitudinal axis, a rear end, and a front end provided with a discharge opening; and a mixing chamber formed in said housing and having an entry side facing said rear end of said housing. The initial content of the mixing chamber is diverted from the discharge opening, and the subsequent content of the mixing chamber is extrudable from the discharge opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: 3M Innovative Properties Company
  • Patent number: 8362200
    Abstract: A process for the salt-free coagulation of polymer dispersions in a rotor/stator assembly is disclosed. The rotor/stator assembly includes a casing, a rotor shaft rotatably mounted within the casing, a rotor having a conical surface affixed to the rotor shaft, and a stator affixed to the casing and concentrically associated with the rotor. The conical surface faces a surface of the stator to form an adjustable shear gap, which is surrounded by an annular space. A polymer dispersion is fed into the assembly and conveyed through the shear gap. During this conveyance, the polymer dispersion is precipitated at a predetermined shear rate and a predetermined shear deformation. The polymer dispersion is discharged from the assembly through an outlet neck, and the assembly is flushed with water using one or more ports formed in at least one of a pipeline coupled to the axial feed neck, the stator, and the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Norbert Güntherberg, Wolfgang Fischer, Manfred Radulla
  • Patent number: 8348494
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for mixing and dispensing a composition, such as a vertebroplasty composition, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jeffry S. Melsheimer, Meridith Cavett
  • Publication number: 20120224452
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for mixing and dispensing a composition, such as a vertebroplasty composition, is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Jeffry S. Melsheimer, Meridith Cavett
  • Patent number: 8197120
    Abstract: The invention is concerned with testing of inhalers used for medicament delivery. Such devices are often intended to be first shaken by a user to prepare them, and then fired by operation of some mechanical mechanism. In order to automate testing, the invention provides a shake device having a carriage 14 for receiving and releasably mounting one or more inhalers. The carriage is mounted upon a guideway for linear movement upon it. A linear motor 26 is operatively coupled to the carriage to reciprocally drive it to shake the mounted inhaler(s). A system embodying the invention may further comprise a fire device having a movable firing member 54, 56 for engaging with an inhaler mounted in the carriage and actuating its firing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Astech Projects Limited
    Inventors: David Westmoreland, Sean Scott
  • Publication number: 20120057427
    Abstract: Apparatus for homogenization of multi-phase fluid; the fluid including at least a first phase and a second phase a gaseous phase and a liquid phase; the apparatus including an inner reservoir fluidly communicative with an outer receptacle; the inner reservoir including an inlet for multiphase fluid, an outlet having a smaller cross sectional area than the body for outflow of the first phase and at least one opening into the outer receptacle for outflow of the second phase, the opening being spaced from the first phase outlet; wherein the outer receptacle has an inlet conduit having a neck which at least partially surrounds the inner reservoir outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: FRAMO ENGINEERING AS
    Inventor: Bernt Helge TORKILDSEN
  • Patent number: 8100576
    Abstract: An apparatus for preparing samples of granulated material comprises an upper vessel having a floor including a plurality of planks, slots between each plank, and an open ceiling to allow passing of homogenized material, a lower vessel under the upper vessel and having a plurality of division plates that fit in the slots and form a plurality of compartments which hold samples, a feeder which oscillates over the upper surface of the upper vessel to render a homogenised and representative sample. The method comprises positioning the lower vessel under the upper vessel, feeding material to be sampled through the feeder by an oscillating movement, raising the lower vessel such that the division plates partition the heap of material to form a plurality of samples, removing planks from the upper vessel, thus forcing the plurality of samples to fall toward the compartments, and separating both the vessels to remove the samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventors: Gustavo Cartagena, Victor Cordova
  • Patent number: 8062424
    Abstract: A method for encapsulating a substrate includes placing a hardened encapsulant material in a container. The encapsulant material is then heated and stirred until it is in a liquid or gel state. The liquid encapsulant material is held in the container in a vacuum state and dispensed over semiconductor dies along a guide, which allows the liquid encapsulant material to cool slightly before it covers a die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Vermal Raja Manikam, Boon Yew Low, Vittal Raja Manikam
  • Publication number: 20110228630
    Abstract: Excessive residence time in the conduits located between the outlet of a static mixer and a reactor/separator reservoir can lead to undesired by-products, formation of solids, and conduit fouling. This disclosure relates to an improved configuration for a static mixer with reduced transitory time to help reduce the creation of undesired by-products and fouling during the process of mixing, and more particularly to a phosgene reactor comprising a short or very short conduit for reducing the transit time from the static mixer to a reactor/separator reservoir to one second or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul A. Gillis, Joerg-Peter Gehrke, Artur Klinger, Hua Bai
  • Patent number: 7972056
    Abstract: A countertop apparatus dispenses hair coloring, developers and bleach in specified quantities and mixes them, substantially reducing the manual labor involved in performing such tasks. A housing has an upstanding back wall and a bottom wall. A plurality of hair color tube stations is mounted on a forward side of the back wall and a hair color tube squeezing device is positioned at each hair color tube station. The hair color tube squeezing device includes a pair of confronting rollers that engage the trailing end of an inverted hair color tube. A plurality of developer reservoirs and a bleach hopper are also mounted to the apparatus. First and second mixing bowls receive and mix hair coloring and developer at first and second stations, and a third mixing bowl receives and mixes bleach and developer at a third station. Operation of the apparatus is keypad-controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventor: Jean Lontoc
  • Publication number: 20110026359
    Abstract: In a mixing system for two-component cartridges having a neck section structure with an inner discharge channel and an outer tubular discharge channel for discharging first and second material components from first and second chambers of the cartridge, the inner discharge channel is provided with pockets extending into the outer discharge channel for dividing the second material flow into second material flow strands and a baffle plate is arranged centrally in front of the inner discharge channel for directing the inner material flow outwardly through the pockets in strands of the inner material component between strands of the outer material component, so that a pre-mixing of the material components occurs already directly at the openings of the discharge channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Frank Ritter
  • Patent number: 7815384
    Abstract: A device for applying a coating comprises at least two cylindrical cartridges, a static mixing nozzle in fluid communication with the cartridges, a spray tip, in fluid communication with the nozzle, a first flexible hose disposed between and in fluid communication with the nozzle and the spray tip, and a second hose, in fluid communication with the spray tip, for supplying atomization air to the spray tip. Methods of applying coatings with the device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Richard Parks Corrosion Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Parks, Heather Parks
  • Patent number: 7709543
    Abstract: A system and a method of providing PUR/PIR foam using flammable blowing agent. The flammable blowing agent is introduced to PUR/PIR manufacturing equipment via an independent feed-line. This enables a flammable blowing agent storage vessel to be located off site from the foam manufacturing equipment. The independent flammable blowing agent feed-line couples the off-site flammable blowing agent storage vessel with the foam production system. The preferred flammable blowing agent is pentane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Apache Products Company
    Inventor: Sammie J. (Joey) Glorioso
  • Patent number: 7490975
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved apparatus and system for mixing castable polyurethanes and polyureas and for prolonging the dispensing time for dispensing them into a golf ball mold for application to a golf ball sub-assembly. A nozzle framework includes support housing heaters and heater adaptors for each dispensing port to delay the onset of drool and improve cut off in the dispensing tubes. The combination of fluorinated dispensing ports, the heating of the polyureas or polyurethanes, and inclusion of a capillary orifice in each dispensing port significantly prolongs the time before the advent of drool is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Paul A. Puniello, Shawn Ricci, Peter L. Serdahl, Timothy S. Correia, John T. Davies
  • Patent number: 7445816
    Abstract: A method of applying a coating onto a substrate includes providing a coating source having a plurality of color components, dynamically blending selected color components to form a plurality of coating materials of selected color, directing the coating materials to separate reservoirs, and selectively directly a coating material from one or more of the reservoirs over the substrate by one or more applicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent P. Dattilo
  • Patent number: 7441943
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for mixing and dispensing components. The methods and apparatus of the invention are particularly advantageous to manually mix the components of radiopaque bone cement and inject the resulting radiopaque bone cement into skeletal structures. The manually actuated apparatus of the invention comprises: (1) a sealed mixing chamber for mixing components; (2) a dispensing chamber isolated from the sealed mixing chamber; (3) a controllable portal to open a flow path between the sealed mixing chamber and the dispensing chamber so that the dispensing chamber can receive the mixed components after they are mixed; and (4) a drive mechanism associated with the dispensing chamber to force the mixed contents from the dispensing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Advanced Biomaterial Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Barker, Roy B. Bogert, John P. Carr, James W. Nelson, Linda M. Trebing, Kenneth R Gleason, Damian Bianchi
  • Publication number: 20080151684
    Abstract: The invention provides a system and method for filling a reservoir through one or a plurality of inlet nozzles to encourage mixing. The inlet nozzles include a specifically designed size reduction between the main line or branch to which the inlet nozzle is attached and the nozzle pipe itself; a specifically designed nozzle pipe length which, combined with the pressure increase provided by the size reduction, will produce the most appropriate jet flow; and a specifically designed location and orientation of the inlet nozzle within the reservoir. These parameters produce a developed turbulent jet flow which, when the inlet nozzle is positioned at the appropriate elevation and oriented in the appropriate direction(s), will direct the developed turbulent jet flow with the appropriate momentum to reach the surface of the water with initial major mixing taking place in this area. A corresponding draining system and method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventor: Douglas Lamon
  • Publication number: 20080123465
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multicomponent foil-type container comprising a first chamber (5) for accommodating a first component, at least one second chamber (5?) for accommodating a second component, a discharge duct (6) that can be connected to said chambers (5, 5?), deflection elements (11) for mixing the components within the discharge duct (6), and a seal (12; 12?; 21; 25, 25?; 36, 36?) which prevents the components from being mixed before being used and can be opened for discharging the components. The deflection elements (11) of the inventive multicomponent foil-type container are disposed on a separate mixing element (9) that is located in the discharge duct (6) such that the multicomponent foil-type container is easy to produce while allowing different components to be mixed in a particularly effectively manner. The invention further relates to a device for squeezing a multicomponent foil-type container in a particularly effective fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2005
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Rolf Heusser, Markus Gasser, Andreas Staub
  • Patent number: 7364347
    Abstract: A fluidizing apparatus includes a supply duct (1) for supplying liquid under pressure to a lower portion of a vessel (11) containing a fluidizable material. The supply duct (1) extends into the vessel. The outlet end of the apparatus includes one or more jets (212) for directing the flow of liquid into the vessel (11) substantially transversely to the major axis of the supply duct (1). An outlet duct (12) for removing the fluidized material from the vessel (11) is also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Axsia Serck Baker Limited
    Inventors: Neville Ernest Lange, Geoffrey John Christopher Childs
  • Patent number: 7309155
    Abstract: A mixing system and valve(s) are provided for a tank or other container of liquid to be mixed. A directional flow control valve is secured within the tank. The directional flow control valve includes a plate secured adjacent an inlet supply opening or an outlet supply opening in the tank. The valve plate has openings for enabling controlled maximum liquid flow into or out of the inlet supply opening or the outlet supply opening, respectively. A floating disc is also provided within the valve and located in an aligned position to enable sealing engagement of the floating disc over the plate openings when the flow control valve is in a closed position, and to enable movement of the floating disc away from the plate openings when the flow control valve is in an open position. An inlet and outlet supply is also provided to supply liquid into and out of the tank. The directional flow control valve is secured adjacent either an inlet and/or outlet supply and the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Consolidated Environmental Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sami F. Sarrouh, Jose N. Hernandez
  • Patent number: 7246937
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus and system for mixing castable polyurethanes for dispensing into a golf ball mold for application to a golf ball sub-assembly. The apparatus comprises a mixing block for merging together at least two polyurethane components, then a temperature control chamber to remove excess heat that is produced by the exothermic reaction resulting from the mixing of the urethane components. The mixing of the components is by passing the components through a tortuous mixing path created by a disposable static mixer element. The mixed components are dispensed into the golf ball mold by a multiple lead nozzle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Mark R. Verronneau, Richard T. Dix, David W. Sauerbrey, Christopher Cavallaro, Paul A. Puniello
  • Patent number: 7144147
    Abstract: A mixing apparatus for preparing from a plurality of materials, preferably powders, in particular components of a pharmaceutical composition, a mixture having a required homogeneity, comprising a non-rotating mixing vessel (7); at least one feeding mechanism for feeding said materials into said vessel (7); a stirring means (31) inside said vessel (7) for preparing said mixture; and at least one measuring device (23) for monitoring in-line at one or more locations in said vessel (7) the homogeneity of the mixture being prepared therein, wherein said at least one measuring device (23) comprises a unit for directing input radiation into said vessel (7), and at least one detector unit (45) for detecting output radiation formed by interaction of said input radiation with said materials in said vessel (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Astrazeneca AB
    Inventors: Staffan Folestad, Mats O. Johansson
  • Patent number: 7144148
    Abstract: Methods for continuously producing HIPR silicone in water emulsions are disclosed. The methods use low shear devices, and thus the temperature of the emulsions is kept low, while enhanced particle size and viscosity are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ted Alan Reed, Eric Arthur Warren
  • Patent number: 7144170
    Abstract: A device for applying a coating comprising a multi-component cartridge comprising at least two cylindrical cartridges, each cylindrical cartridge comprising an aperture and an open filling end that is disposed opposite the aperture and that is slidingly sealed by a cartridge piston seal, a static mixing nozzle in fluid communication with each aperture, and at least one paint applicator selected from the group consisting of a roller, a brush and a spray tip, in fluid communication with the nozzle, wherein at least one flexible hose is disposed between and in fluid communication with the cartridge and the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Richard Parks Corrosion Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Parks, Heather Parks
  • Patent number: 7029163
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for mixing and dispensing components. The methods and apparatus of the invention are particularly advantageous to manually mix the components of radiopaque bone cement and inject the resulting radiopaque bone cement into skeletal structures. The manually actuated apparatus of the invention comprises: (1) a sealed mixing chamber for mixing components; (2) a dispensing chamber isolated from the sealed mixing chamber; (3) a controllable portal to open a flow path between the sealed mixing chamber and the dispensing chamber so that the dispensing chamber can receive the mixed components after they are mixed; and (4) a drive mechanism associated with the dispensing chamber to force the mixed contents from the dispensing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Advanced Biomaterial Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Barker, Roy B. Bogert, John P. Carr, James W. Nelson, Linda M. Trebing, Kenneth R Gleason, Damian Bianchi
  • Patent number: 7029162
    Abstract: The present system comprises an apparatus and a process for continuously dispersing fine particles in a liquid. The apparatus comprises a mixer that has at least one inlet for receiving the fine particles and liquid and an outlet. The mixer further comprises a barrel that has an inlet for accepting the fine particles and an outlet for dispersing the fine particles and a tank for holding the liquid. The tank has a top surface in which the barrel is disposed such that the outlet of the barrel is disposed under the surface of the liquid. An inlet of a vacuum centrifuge is coupled to the outlet of the mixer to receive a mixture of liquid and fine particles. A surge tank is coupled to an outlet of the vacuum centrifuge, wherein the mixture is dispersed from an outlet of the surge tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Mobius Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Donald Villwock, Bryan Louis Martel, Bruce Edward Welch, Joseph Richard Cochran
  • Publication number: 20040062142
    Abstract: A system and associated methods for the fabrication and evaluation of an array of electrode or electrolyte materials for use in a solid oxide fuel cell, the system including a material handling device operable for individually containing a plurality of materials, a mixing device operable for mixing the plurality of materials to form a plurality of combinations of the plurality of materials, and a material delivery device operable for delivering a predetermined one of the plurality of combinations of the plurality of materials to each of a plurality of regions of a substrate, wherein the plurality of regions of the substrate form an array. The system also including a temperature control device operable for heating the array, thereby sintering the array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: Chang Wei, John Lemmon, Susan Townsend
  • Patent number: 6655827
    Abstract: An apparatus for mixing viscous liquids with a reactant, catalyst or coagulant and then finishing such mixture is described which involves forming a viscous first fluid into a thin film by passage through an annulus, then injecting a second fluid into the flowing liquid to form a mixture which is thereafter finished downstream of injection of the second fluid. The mixture from the mixer is finished using a finisher associated with and downstream of the mixer. Injection may be through either annulus-forming surface or both in various patterns. The particular mixer and finisher described are adapted for use in the uniform mixing of rennet and precheese. The mixer and finisher are adapted for modification and facile disassembly for cleaning to maintain sanitary standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Inventor: Pedro J. Tortosa
  • Patent number: 6592249
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (10) for producing and/or processing plastic material mixtures comprising a mixing head (11) which has one or several inlets (15) for the mixture constituents and in which a mixer (17) provided for mixing the constituents is rotationally driven. An outlet (22) is provided in the mixing head for ejecting the finished mixture. Said outlet can be closed or opened by the head of the mixer in the manner of a nozzle needle. To this end, the mixer is arranged in the housing (12) of the device such that it can be axially displaced. In order to prevent an abrupt opening or closing of the outlet, which can thus lead to losses in quality when using sensitive plastic materials, the invention provides that the raising and lowering of the mixer in the mixing head is effected via a mechanical cam drive (40) comprising at least one actuating cam (42) which interacts with a lifting element (60) that acts upon the mixer (17) or the shaft thereof (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: EDF Polymer-Applikation Maschinenfabrik GmbH
    Inventors: Hannes Hausbichler, Günter Baldauf
  • Patent number: 6470737
    Abstract: A device for metering flowable products, such as products in the form of powder, granules, or microspheres, usable, for example, for the preparation of treatment baths, such as baths for dyeing, comprises at least one passage for the material to be delivered, the passage leading to a diaphragm. The aforesaid diaphragm can be moved according to a vibratory motion produced, for example, by a vibrating member mounted on the device. Preferably, the diaphragm carries, associated to it, a further diaphragm, which, in conditions of fine dispensing, comes up against the first diaphragm, so as to achieve, by the effect of the common vibratory motion, an action antagonistic to the formation of aggregates or micro-aggregates in the material to be delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Lawer Spa
    Inventors: Paolo De Bona, Ermanno Graziola
  • Publication number: 20020075753
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for blending and for delivering additives, for example, in pelletised form, to form thin surface dressings for the pavement construction industry. One or more additives may be weighed, blended and transferred for combination of the blended pelletised additives into an aggregate and bitumen mix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventors: Kevin Taylor, Franz Smet
  • Patent number: 6386750
    Abstract: In a process for producing stable emulsions of at least two substantially immiscible fluids, particularly emulsions of a liquid fuel with water, a considerable increase in the efficiency of the emulsion-formation process is achieved by injecting the fluids to be emulsified into an emulsification chamber provided with an injection system which imparts to the fluids a motion in a direction which is substantially perpendicular to the general direction in which the fluids travel through the emulsification chamber. This injection system can be provided by means of a diffuser having an inlet hole, through which a stream of liquid is fed in a substantially axial direction, and at least one outlet hole, which leads into the chamber and whose axis lies on a plane which is substantially perpendicular to the direction of the inlet stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Inventor: Ernesto Marelli
  • Publication number: 20020015357
    Abstract: A shield, used during industrial material mixing operations for preventing material splatter around the mixing container. They shield is generally formed as a ring that snaps to the top of a conventional bucket. The ring includes an upwardly projecting funnel. The funnel captures materials that have been projected from the bucket during a mixing sequence. The shield is made of a form retaining, bendable or malleable material, such as plastic, or soft metals. This allows for the dried-on materials to be easily and quickly cleaned from the shield. Alternatively, the shield may include a plurality of weak seams provided in uniform intervals along its height for removing a portion of the shield for cleaning or reduction in size when required by a limiting work environment. A pull tab quickly and easily removes the funnel portion at the weak seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Publication date: February 7, 2002
    Inventors: Roland Langevin, William B. Baptista
  • Patent number: 6270246
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved apparatus and process for the dilution and delivery of both high-purity chemicals as well as slurry chemicals from one or more bulk sources to an end-user. The present system utilizes two or more metered vessels which are connected to bulk chemical sources via intake lines. Each metered vessel contains an adjustable, swingable angle pipe, which drains any excess chemical by gravity flow from the metered vessel so as to adjust the chemical amount to a predetermined desired level. As the chemicals exit the angle pipes, sensors located at the end of the angle pipes sense the chemical being discharged and trigger the feed pump and valve to shut off, whereby the excess chemicals will continue to drain out until the chemical levels reach the same level as the vent port of the pipe attached to the metered vessels. The chemicals are drawn into the metered vessels from the bulk sources via a feed pump or pressure mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Inventor: Leon M. Han
  • Patent number: 6200013
    Abstract: There are provided a method for uniform mixing of materials, which comprises arranging two or more droplet-discharging means of piezoelectricity-controlled type, discharging fine droplets from respective droplet-discharging means, and colliding them with each other to achieve uniform mixing, and an apparatus therefor. The directions of discharging from these droplet-discharging means are set so that the fine droplets discharged from respective droplet-discharging means are collided with each other at an angle of about 90° or 0 to 20°. The method and apparatus enables mixing and reaction of very small amounts of materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukihisa Takeuchi, Nobuo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 6194472
    Abstract: A composition of a hydrocarbon in water colloidal dispersion including hydrocarbon particles having a mean softening point exceeding 95° C., a water soluble dispersion agent and water, process and apparatus for the production thereof are disclosed. These dispersions have a median particle size below about 4.5 microns and 90% of the hydrocarbon particles have a size less than about 60 microns. These dispersions are storage stable, stable towards transportation, and can be pumped without destabilizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Sundaram Logaraj, Thomas J. Ernzen, Moon-Sun Lin, Antonio C. Ng, Todd Lesley Hays, Calvin Lynn Stegemoeller, Li Feng, Mark Aldrich Stroder
  • Patent number: 6109779
    Abstract: A continuous mixer (10) comprises an elongated mixing container (11), which has an inlet opening (14) at one end for feeding in the basic components to be mixed and which encloses a mixing space (12), which merges at the other end into a discharge region (22) for the delivery of the mixed product, and in which mixing container (11) there is arranged a mixing tool (13), which is rotatable about an axis (41), is driven by a drive (18, 40) and mixes together the basic components fed into the inlet opening (14) and at the same time transports them to the discharge region (22). In such a mixer, improved control of the mixing conditions is achieved by an adjustable discharge opening (19) adjustable in size being arranged between the discharge region (22) and the mixing space (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Gericke AG
    Inventors: Ralf Weinekotter, Lukas Hiltbrunner
  • Patent number: 6065650
    Abstract: A method and apparatus wherein the apparatus is a container having an inner chamber, an inlet, an outlet, a breaker assembly having at least one blade within the inner chamber of the container and a motor for driving the blade. Material is supplied to the inner chamber of the container through the inlet of the container and the breaker assembly is operated to reduce any clumped material into unclumped material which is then dispensed from the container through the outlet of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Richard Horton, Robert Link Dearstone