Element Mounted On Cylindrical Mixing Chamber Wall Patents (Class 366/307)
  • Patent number: 10945556
    Abstract: An appliance for making beverages comprises a container for liquid, means for creating a rotational movement of the liquid to raise a level of the liquid, and a brewing chamber mounted between a normal level of the liquid, when the means for creating a rotational movement is not rotating, and a raised level of the liquid, when the means for creating a rotational movement is rotating, so that the liquid flows into the brewing chamber when the means for creating a rotational movement is rotating above a predetermined speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Otter Controls Limited
    Inventor: Kwok Hung Wong
  • Patent number: 10842180
    Abstract: A control method for improving forming and 3D precise printing performance of a thawed surimi system relates to the field of 3D printing food material preparation technologies. In the present invention, steps including thawing, mixing, grinding, performing, printing, setting, and cooking are performed on frozen surimi. A thawed surimi gel system of the present invention can reduce the printing temperature, and increase the discharging rate and the three-dimensional forming rate. In the present invention, an acid-induced surimi gel is formed by adding linseed gum and glucolactone, and the surimi gel has stable viscosity and fluidity. The surimi slurry is minced and does not easily cause blockage, and discharging is smooth. By means of 3D precise printing technology, the surimi gel system of the present invention may be made into a cold dish of fish product that retains original properties and taste of the surimi product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: JIANGNAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Min Zhang, Lin Wang, Dongcui Fan, Yuchuan Wang
  • Patent number: 10546660
    Abstract: Examples of system for generating vortex cavity are disclosed. The system comprises a vessel into which a fluid is injected through one or more inlet ports and a fluid circulating system configured to circulate the fluid through the vessel such that the fluid is removed from the vessel through an outlet port and is returned back into the vessel through the one and more inlet ports. A first spinner is mounted at one wall of the vessel while a second spinner is mounted at the opposite wall of the vessel such that the second spinner is at some distance away from the first spinner and it faces the first spinner. When the fluid circulating system starts circulating the fluid within the vessel a vortex cavity is formed that extends between the first and the second spinners so that one end of the vortex cavity sits on the first spinner while the opposite end of the vortex cavity sits on the second spinner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: General Fusion Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Georges Laberge, David Franklin Plant, Victoria Suponitsky, Eunice Kuatsjah
  • Patent number: 10512884
    Abstract: An apparatus for the recovery of gold from a gold-bearing aqueous filtrate, the process comprising the steps of: (A) Contacting the aqueous filtrate with dibutyl carbitol (DBC) in a two-stage solvent extraction process to remove the gold from the aqueous filtrate into the DBC to form a gold-loaded DBC; and (D) Contacting the gold-loaded DBC with an aqueous acid scrub of hydrochloric acid in a four-stage countercurrent scrub process to remove impurities, e.g., non-gold metal, from the DBC into the aqueous scrub solution to form an impurity-loaded aqueous scrub. Each stage of the solvent extraction circuit and the aqueous acid scrub circuit is equipped with a mixing assembly and a phase separation tank in a head-tail arrangement such that the mixing assembly of one stage is adjacent to the phase separation tank of the adjacent stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Kennecott Utah Copper LLC
    Inventors: Shijie Wang, Daniel Kim
  • Patent number: 10322388
    Abstract: Container system with one container (1) with a flexible partition, in particular a disposable container, that can be inserted into a carrying container that supports its lateral container partition (10) and in which liquid medium (8) that has been poured in can be mixed, with the carrying container (4) featuring at least one baffle (15, 15?, 15?, 15??) on the internal support partition (11) that forms the lateral container partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH
    Inventors: Oscar-Werner Reif, Reinhard Baumfalk, Gerhard Greller
  • Patent number: 10315173
    Abstract: Problem: A mixing device is provided which can solve problems resulting from friction between a vessel and a stirrer, which can generate a circulatory flow even below the stirrer, and which allows a desired number of stirrers to be arranged at desired positions. A discharge device provided with the mixing device, and a discharge method are also provided. Solution: The mixing device includes a stirrer incorporating a magnet, a stirrer holding mechanism that specifies a position of the stirrer by exerting a magnetic force on the stirrer from the lateral side, and a rotation mechanism that rotates the stirrer holding mechanism, wherein the rotation mechanism rotates the stirrer holding mechanism, thereby rotating the stirrer. The discharge device includes the mixing device, and the discharge method is carried out using the discharge device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MUSASHI ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikushima
  • Patent number: 10266433
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for removing solutes from wastewater are disclosed. An embodiment provides a reactor tank having a manifold located at or near an interface between a lower (upstream) section having a first cross-section and a higher (downstream) section having a second cross-section smaller than the first cross section. An inlet for wastewater to enter the reactor tank is located in or below the first cross-section. A recycling path is provided for removing wastewater from the manifold and recycling at least part of the removed wastewater into the reactor tank. An outlet for water to exit the reactor tank is located downstream from the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Ahren Britton
  • Patent number: 10086333
    Abstract: A mixing system for an exhaust aftertreatment system includes a first mixing device having a plurality of first auger blades and an inlet having a first cross-sectional area. A second mixing device is separate and downstream from the first mixing device and includes a second auger blade. The second mixing device includes an inlet having a second cross-sectional area greater than the first cross-sectional area. A plurality of flow paths created by the first mixing device are recombined into a single flow path between the first and second mixing devices. A longitudinal center line of the first mixing device is offset from a longitudinal center line of the second mixing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Denton, Eric A. Hein, Attila Kovacs, Kevin R. Reeder, Jonar Mendoza, Gary R. Moore, Manoj K. Sampath, John R. Hardin
  • Patent number: 9913453
    Abstract: A pet sanitation device provides a litter-containing basket in a housing. After a pet uses the device, the housing and basket are filled with water to dissolve waste in the litter, thus producing wastewater. The basket is then caused to spin about a central axis in the housing, and the spinning motion produces centrifugal forces that force the wastewater outward from the basket and into the space between the basket and the housing. The wastewater is drained from the housing, leaving the device ready for a subsequent use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Aquilla Elfindale
  • Patent number: 9707526
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stirrer having grooves formed on the inside of a container in order to improve the degree of mixing, and the stirrer which is provided comprises: a plurality of projections formed on the inner surface of a stirrer container; and a plurality of grooves formed between the plurality of projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Young Soo Song, Yu Shik Hong, Jun Won Choi, Ye Hoon Im
  • Patent number: 9616405
    Abstract: A steam stripping apparatus is provided that prevents adherence of crumbs to an inner wall of a crumbing tank, pipe blockages caused by reaggregated large particle size crumbs, clogging of a screen by small particle size crumbs, and slipping in an extruder, and which can operate over a long period of time. The crumbing tank includes a stir shaft and an impeller, and also has a baffle plate on an inner wall face. The impeller has a knife blade. The baffle plate has an approximately triangular cross-sectional shape having, on a cross section in a cylindrical lateral direction of the crumbing tank, a side face on each of an upstream side and a downstream side with respect to a flow direction of a fluid, and in which the upstream-side side face and the downstream-side side face meet to form an intersection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuto Nakahara, Hiroshi Nakano
  • Patent number: 9440167
    Abstract: Systems and methods for two-phase separation are provided. The system can include a vessel having a first end, a second end, an internal volume, an inlet, a first outlet, and a second outlet. At least one separation tray can be disposed within the internal volume. The inlet can be disposed between the separation tray and the second end. At least one impeller can be connected to a shaft and disposed within the internal volume. The shaft can be mechanically linked to a motor. The at least one impeller can be disposed between the at least one separation tray and the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: KELLOGG BROWN & ROOT LLC
    Inventors: Robert Hernandez, Michael A. G. Hardy
  • Patent number: 9205389
    Abstract: An agitating vessel of an agitator mixing fluid comprising: a body having a hollow inner space so that fluid is stored therein; a rotating unit installed inside the hollow inner space to agitate the fluid; and a horizontal baffle having a plate shape, one end of which is attached to and along an inner wall surface of the hollow inner space of the body and the other end of which is a free end. The plate shape of the baffle is formed in a vertical direction to a central shaft of the rotating unit and in parallel with a bottom surface of the hollow inner space of the body so that two rotations of the fluid are formed above and under the horizontal baffle. The baffle forms a single piece of plate and is extended and attached to the inner wall surface around the central shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION GYEONGSANG NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Wook Ryol Hwang
  • Patent number: 9144776
    Abstract: Provided are an agitator and an agitating hook provided therein. The agitator includes a rotary shaft rotatably installed in a reactor, rotor blades installed at an outer circumference of the rotary shaft and rotated with the rotary shaft to agitate a material therein, and an agitating hook constituted by a pair of members spaced apart from each other at an inner wall of the reactor and through which the rotor blades pass. Here, a gap between the agitating hook is larger at an outlet port through which the rotor blade leaves than at an inlet port through which the rotor blade enters. Since a pressure is uniformly applied from the inlet port through which the rotor blade enters to the outlet port through which the rotor blade leaves, a torsional moment applied to the agitating hook is minimized. Therefore, it is possible to improve durability of the agitating hook and increase reliability of products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Yeon Seok Choo, Hyo Sook Cha, Ye Hoon Im, Byung Woo Choi, Jin Hyun Bae
  • Publication number: 20150131407
    Abstract: Provided are an agitator and an agitating hook provided therein. The agitator includes a rotary shaft rotatably installed in a reactor, rotor blades installed at an outer circumference of the rotary shaft and rotated with the rotary shaft to agitate a material therein, and an agitating hook constituted by a pair of members spaced apart from each other at an inner wall of the reactor and through which the rotor blades pass. Here, a gap between the agitating hook is larger at an outlet port through which the rotor blade leaves than at an inlet port through which the rotor blade enters. Since a pressure is uniformly applied from the inlet port through which the rotor blade enters to the outlet port through which the rotor blade leaves, a torsional moment applied to the agitating hook is minimized. Therefore, it is possible to improve durability of the agitating hook and increase reliability of products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Yeon Seok CHOO, Hyo Sook Cha, Ye Hoon Im, Byung Woo Choi, Jin Hyun Bae
  • Patent number: 9016931
    Abstract: An apparatus for containing and mixing a load of liquids and solids is disclosed. The apparatus includes an elongated tank, which includes a lower portion and an upper portion. The apparatus further includes an elongated rotatable shaft within the tank. At least one blade is connected to the shaft and is configured to mix the liquids and solids when the shaft is rotated. The apparatus also includes a shaft support configured for maintaining the shaft in a rotatable manner within the tank. The shaft support is selectively moveable in a manner permitting the shaft to move in an upward direction from the lower portion toward the upper portion, and in a downward direction from the upper portion toward the lower portion. An is contained with the tank for moving the shaft support in the upward direction and in the downward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sumter Transport
    Inventor: Robert M. Rumph
  • Patent number: 8961001
    Abstract: Provided are an agitator and an agitating hook provided therein. The agitator includes a rotary shaft rotatably installed in a reactor, rotor blades installed at an outer circumference of the rotary shaft and rotated with the rotary shaft to agitate a material therein, and an agitating hook constituted by a pair of members spaced apart from each other at an inner wall of the reactor and through which the rotor blades pass. Here, a gap between the agitating hook is larger at an outlet port through which the rotor blade leaves than at an inlet port through which the rotor blade enters. Since a pressure is uniformly applied from the inlet port through which the rotor blade enters to the outlet port through which the rotor blade leaves, a torsional moment applied to the agitating hook is minimized. Therefore, it is possible to improve durability of the agitating hook and increase reliability of products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeon Seok Choo, Hyo Sook Cha, Ye Hoon Im, Byung Woo Choi, Jin Hyun Bae
  • Patent number: 8960991
    Abstract: A device is provided with which it is possible to produce poly(methyl methacrylate) bone-cement paste, which is degassed to the greatest extent possible, while avoiding large-volume mixing containers and large cement volumes contained therein. The device includes a tubular hollow body (10) having a first opening (30) on the input side and a second opening (20) on the output side, at least one rotatably-mounted shaft (40) arranged in the axial direction in the tubular hollow body (10), thread turns (50) arranged axially along the outer side of the shaft (40), wherein the shaft (40) has at least one section with thread turns (50) whose pitch decreases in the direction of the second opening (20), at least one stirring blade (60) arranged on the shaft (40), and rigid mixing elements (70) arranged on the inner side of the tubular hollow body (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Hubert Büchner
  • Patent number: 8961000
    Abstract: A stirring system for molten glass having a stirring vessel and a stirrer; and a method for homogenizing glass melts. The stirrer has a shaft and at least one stirring element, and the stirring vessel has at least two baffles extending from an inner circumferential surface. The stirring element and baffles are formed in such a way that insertion of the stirrer into the stirring vessel requires at least one translatory movement of the stirrer in relation to the stirring vessel, at least one subsequent or simultaneous relative rotation of the stirrer in relation to the stirring vessel, and a further translatory movement of the stirrer in relation to the stirring vessel. In an operating state, the stirrer is rotatable in the stirring vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Umicore AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Rudolf Singer
  • Patent number: 8926165
    Abstract: In an agitation mixing apparatus 51 which includes: a casing 52 having a flow path 56 in which a fluid flows; an agitator 53 which is disposed inside the casing 52 and includes a shaft 57 and a vane 58 mounted around the shaft 57; and a drive source 59, connected to the shaft 57, for vibrating the agitator 53 in an axial direction, grooves 71 are provided on an inner wall surface of the casing 52 at predetermined intervals in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaki Ohtsuka, Kazuya Kitatani
  • Patent number: 8845181
    Abstract: Mixing system comprising: a flexible bag (28) with a mixing device (1) comprising a magnetic impeller; and an alignment facilitation device adapted to facilitate alignment between the magnetic impeller and a magnetic driver (36) located external to the system. Specific flexible bag and hardware therefore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Pall Artelis BVBA
    Inventors: Jose Castillo, Florence Bosco, Samuel Osumba
  • Patent number: 8834015
    Abstract: A blender comprises a jug and a cutting assembly having an upwardly inclined main blade portion. The jug has an interior portion, and the lower portion has a profile that includes an upwardly reaching portion conforms to the blade shape of the cutting assembly to reduce food accumulation below the main blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Breville Pty Limited
    Inventors: Gerard Andrew White, David Davenport
  • Patent number: 8596858
    Abstract: A vertical solid-liquid contact apparatus including a plurality of stirring chambers disposed vertically adjacent to each other in series, a plurality of partitioning plates each partitioning an adjacent pair of the stirring chambers and provided with a communicating hole for communication between the adjacent pair of the stirring chambers, and a liquid inlet and a solid inlet provided at an upper part and a lower part of the apparatus. Each stirring chamber having an inner side wall defining the stirring chamber, a radially ejecting stirring blade, and at least one baffle fixed on the inner side wall. The stirring blade and the baffle are positionally biased to a lower side of the stirring chamber. The apparatus provides a good uniformity of solid-liquid flows and a high contact efficiency, is also simple in structure and allows easy scale-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Kureha Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ohashi, Igari Yutaka, Kobayashi Masanori, Otawara Kentaro
  • Patent number: 8556497
    Abstract: The present invention consists of a closed presterilized bag having a disposable mixing element within it, a drive mechanism outside of the bag for rotating the mixing element without voiding sterility and a vortex breaker in the torm of one or more plastic sheet materials that are attached to various inner surfaces of the bag and disrupt the formation of vortices within the bag. Preferably the sheet(s) are formed of the same material as the bag and are sealed to the bag surfaces. More preferably, the sheet(s) extend across a diameter of the bag. Most preferably, the sheet(s) are perforated with one or more slits or openings to allow for good flow and mixing without a vortex being formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Morrissey, David DeCoste
  • Patent number: 8517598
    Abstract: A mixing vessel may include a container having a bottom with a removable plate fixed to the bottom. The removable plate may include one or more slots for inserting baffles therein. A flexible baffle insert may include a retaining band having inner and outer opposing surfaces. A plurality of baffles may extend inwardly from the inner surface of the retaining band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Mark D. Lowell
  • Patent number: 8500322
    Abstract: The present invention consists of a closed presterilized bag having a disposable mixing element within it, a drive mechanism outside of the bag for rotating the mixing element without voiding sterility and a vortex breaker in the form of one or more plastic sheet materials that are attached to various inner surfaces of the bag and disrupt the formation of vortices within the bag. Preferably the sheet(s) are formed of the same material as the bag and are sealed to the bag surfaces. More preferably, the sheet(s) extend across a diameter of the bag. Most preferably, the sheet(s) are perforated with one or more slits or openings to allow for good flow and mixing without a vortex being formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Morrissey, David DeCoste
  • Patent number: 8444823
    Abstract: A method of mixing paper stock, having improved outlet consistency, includes: (a) feeding liquid and feeding paper pulp into a vessel to form a mixture; (b) providing at least one counterflow impeller that is submerged in the mixture, the counterflow impeller being capable of simultaneously inducing both upward flow and downward flow; (c) rotating the counterflow impeller such that downward flow from the impeller is partially recirculated by upward flow from the impeller to form a mixing zone; (d) sensing a parameter of the mixture discharged from the vessel; and (e) controlling the feed rate of the liquid and the feed rate of the paper pulp in the feeding step (a) based on the sensing step (d). An apparatus for mixing of paper stock, having improved outlet consistency, includes a vessel for containing liquid and paper pulp, at least one counterflow impeller, and a feedback system for controlling outlet consistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Philadelphia Mixing Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wojciech Roman Wyczalkowski, Todd Michael Hutchinson, Marc Robards Moseley
  • Patent number: 8262279
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wet-type recirculation system for particle size analysis of sample including coarse particles (hundreds to thousands ?m). According to the wet-type recirculation system of the present invention, the mixture liquid is recirculated using not a single recirculation line but two recirculation lines between the mixer and the particle size analyzer and the recirculation lines are connected with the mixer at the upper inputting part side of the mixer to discharge the mixture liquid. Further, the rotatable baffle is attached to the inside of the mixer to generate vortex in a horizontal direction as well as a vertical direction within the reservoir of the mixer and the baffle is rotated by a pressure of the mixture liquid discharged from the two recirculation lines to form vortex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resouces
    Inventors: Chulwoo Rhee, Jaehwa Jin, Minjun Kim, Yikyun Kwon
  • Publication number: 20120218856
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mixer 1 for mixing at least two components a dental material having a drive shaft 20. The drive shaft 20 at a front end has a drive shaft coupling with a coupling plug 21. The coupling receptacle 11 of the mixing rotor 5 and the coupling plug 21 if the drive shaft 20 are adapted for mating with one another. In particular the coupling receptacle 11 and the coupling plug 21 are adapted for positive engagement with one another. The coupling receptacle 11 of the mixer 1 extends along a rotation axis A of the mixer 1, and the coupling plug 21 of the drive shaft extends along a rotation axis B of the drive shaft 20. Both the coupling receptacle 11 and the coupling plug 21 have a cross-sectional profile that is shaped such that it can be positively engaged. In particular the cross-sectional profile of the coupling receptacle and/or the coupling plus may be hexagonal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Alexander Walter, Jens Gramann, Manfred Harre, Marc Peuker
  • Patent number: 8235581
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mixing device for mixing a liquid, such as water, with an instant ingredient to form a beverage. The mixing device comprises a mixing chamber and a rotor which, during rotation about the axis of rotation, defines a surface of revolution extending along the circumference of the rotor. The rotor is arranged in the mixing chamber. The mixing chamber comprises a peripheral wall zone having a substantially circular cross section. The peripheral wall zone surrounds the surface of revolution. An outlet duct for discharging the mixture formed is connected to the mixing chamber. The inlet of the outlet duct is provided at the rotor. At least one rotor rib is provided at the peripheral wall zone. This rotor rib extends from the peripheral wall zone in the direction of the surface of revolution of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Bravilor Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Eduard Verhoeven, Carlos Nicolaas Jozef Maria Koopman
  • 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: 8152357
    Abstract: A vessel (1) for the mixing of fluid substances (4) is provided, which is fully lined on the inside with synthetic enamel or the like and which includes a main body (2), a lid (3) for the main body, a stirrer (5) inside the main body (2), and a multiplicity of additional devices (12, 15) for controlling and monitoring the substance mixture, characterized in that it has a multiplicity of support elements (13) for the multiplicity of additional devices (12, 15), which are integrally mounted on the inner surfaces of the main body and are likewise fully coated, each support element (13) being suitable for removable mounting of the respective additional device of the multiplicity of additional devices (12, 15) inside the main body (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Pfaudler-Werke GmbH
    Inventor: Gianni Artusi
  • Patent number: 8147122
    Abstract: A tip (10) for mixing a plurality of components and for dispensing the mixture. The tip is particularly suited for use with a bulk supply of the components (11). The tip is further particularly suited for the mixing and dispensing of reactive materials. The tip (10) includes a housing (32) having a stator (31) positioned therein. The housing (32) includes a plurality of feeder channels (20, 21) that correspond to outlet channels of the bulk storage device. At least one of the feeder channels (20, 21) has a length dimension such that it extends into the outlet channel of the bulk storage device to prevent cross-contamination of the components held within the bulk storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: DENTSPLY International Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Pieroni
  • Patent number: 8087542
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and vending system mixes a dry mix with water to produce a whipped fluid slurry for a beverage. The mixing apparatus includes an inlet for receiving an unwhipped fluid slurry and an outlet for discharging the whipped fluid slurry. A whipping chamber is connected to the inlet for whipping the unwhipped fluid slurry and further includes an impeller that induces fluid turbulence to produce the whipped fluid slurry when the impeller rotates above one or more indentations in the surface of the whipping chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Crane Merchandising Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory G. Stettes
  • Patent number: 7918601
    Abstract: A blender jar defines a geometry to impart vertical movement to material being processed in the blender jar, and, alternatively or in combination, improves the horizontal movement to the blended material. By configuring one or more agitators on the floor of a jar, laminar flow or symmetric flow of material around the jar is disrupted. The material is forced in an upward direction in the jar and, therefore, into more frequent contact with the cutter blades rotating in the jar. A dispensing blender jar includes a hole in the jar wall that leads to a dispensing spout. The hole is positioned, at least in part, on the leading edge of a vertical bump in the sidewall of the jar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Henry Branson, III, John Robert Bohannon, Jr., Brian Paul Williams
  • Publication number: 20110032791
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stirring system for molten glass and to a stirring vessel (1) and a stirrer (3). In this case, the stirrer (3) has a shaft (30) and at least one stirring member (4). The stirring member (4) is formed in such a way that the stirrer (3) can be introduced into the stirring vessel (1) by at least one axial or translatory relative movement of the stiffer (3) in relation to the stirring vessel (1), at least one subsequent or simultaneous relative rotation of the stirrer (3) in relation to the stirring vessel (1) and a further axial or translatory relative movement of the stirrer (3) in relation to the stirring vessel (1). In this case it is possible in the operating state for the stirrer (3) to be rotated in the stirring vessel (1). Furthermore the stirring vessel (1) comprises at least two buffles (2) extending from the inner cirumferential surface (10) stirring system and method for homogenizing glass melts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: UMICORE AG & CO. KG
    Inventor: Rudolf Singer
  • Patent number: 7874720
    Abstract: An interference knife apparatus is provided for use with an environmental material mixer. The mixer includes a tub housing at least one auger with blades mounted on the auger flight. The apparatus includes a post rotatably mounted on the outer sidewall of the mixer tub. The post can include one or more knives extending therefrom. Rotating the post moves the knives in and out of the mixer tub through access slots extending through the mixer's sidewall. The combination of the knives and the auger blades provides a “scissors-like” cutting action for cutting the environmental material during auger rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Supreme International Limited
    Inventor: Jack Hendriks
  • Patent number: 7842221
    Abstract: To produce filled thermoplastic polymers starting from a waste thermoplastic base material, the base thermoplastic material is fed into a container (1) provided with a device for mixing and stirring (2,3) in which the base thermoplastic material is softened, the required filler is fed into said device and stirring is continued to thoroughly blend filler and softened material, subsequently collecting the softened and filled material from said container and subjecting it to an extrusion or other densification step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Magma Trade Di Mauro Magni & C. SAS
    Inventors: Mauro Magni, Giuseppe Delzotto
  • Patent number: 7820757
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a polyamide containing titanium dioxide pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christoph Plachetta, Manfred Heckmann, Hans-Harald Hünger, Robert Weiβ
  • Patent number: 7712951
    Abstract: A blender jar defines a geometry to impart vertical movement to material being processed in the blender jar, and, alternatively or in combination, improves the horizontal movement to the blended material. By configuring one or more agitators on the floor of a jar, laminar flow or symmetric flow of material around the jar is disrupted. The material is forced in an upward direction in the jar and, therefore, into more frequent contact with the cutter blades rotating in the jar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: John Robert Bohannon, Jr., Benjamin Henry Branson, III, Brian Paul Williams
  • Patent number: 7704465
    Abstract: Aluminum hydroxide aggregated particles which have an average particle diameter of not less than 40 ?m, an average particle diameter as determined after pressing at 1,000 kg/cm2 of not more than 35 ?m, and an L value of slurry obtained by mixing 20 ml of glycerol and 10 g of the aluminum hydroxide aggregated particles of not more than 69, are obtained by a process comprising the steps of: (a) feeding a supersaturated aqueous sodium aluminate solution to a vessel, (b) adding aluminum hydroxide seeds to the supersaturated aqueous sodium aluminate solution, (c) stirring the seed-added solution in the vessel while continuously feeding an additional supersaturated aqueous sodium aluminate solution into the vessel to hydrolyze the supersaturated aqueous sodium aluminate solution, (d) separating the aluminum hydroxide aggregated particles from the aqueous sodium aluminate solution, and (e) continuously discharging the aqueous sodium aluminate solution out of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hisakatsu Kato, Masashi Wada, Naoyuki Eguchi, Hirofumi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 7665887
    Abstract: A mixing apparatus has a chamber, a shaft extending into the chamber, a motor drivingly interconnected to the shaft, a nozzle support affixed to the shaft and extending outwardly therefrom within the chamber, and a nozzle having an interior passageway affixed to the nozzle support such that the nozzle moves in the chamber as the motor drivingly rotates the shaft. The chamber has a multi-phase fluid therein. A flow restrictor is affixed to an inner wall of said chamber so as to extend inwardly therefor. The flow restrictor is a plurality of flat panels arranged in spaced relation around the interior of the chamber and within a liquid phase of the multi-phase fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Inventors: Joseph E. Morris, Jr., Catherine Morris
  • Publication number: 20090268546
    Abstract: An applicator assembly for mixing, homogenizing and/or emulsifying two or more components is disclosed. The applicator assembly includes a housing configured to receive a motor and a power source, a fluid supply source operably connected to the housing, the fluid supply sources including at least a first and a second source of solution, and a nozzle assembly extending from the housing and in fluid communication with the fluid supply source, the nozzle assembly including a smooth impeller for mixing the at least first and second solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventor: Jon Reinprecht
  • Patent number: 7607821
    Abstract: The baffle (14) is fixed at a distance from the internal wall (12) facing a container (1) to be enamelled, for example a chemical reactor and is held separated from the internal wall (12) by way of at least one local connection (15). The baffle may be solid or hollow and in the latter case can be in fluid connection with the closed space (13) between the external wall (11) and the internal wall of the container at the local connection. The invention also relates to a container comprising one or several baffles of the type. The invention is of use in the chemical industry and in particular to the producers and users of baffles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: De Dietrich
    Inventor: Rémy Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20090238033
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for mixing a liquid having particulate includes a vessel for containing the liquid and an axial impeller rotating about a substantially vertical axis. The impeller is adapted for submerging below the liquid surface by a distance approximately one-quarter to one-half of the height of the liquid. The impeller is oriented upwardly to produce (a) an inner, upward flow region located along the vertical axis of the vessel, (b) a transition flow region above the impeller in which liquid moves radially outwardly toward the vessel sidewall, and (c) an outer, downward flow region located along the sidewall. The impeller spins at a variable speed, such that the flow is capable of entraining solid particles having a settling velocity of up to approximately 1 foot per minute in the liquid, and the speed of the impeller is chosen to enable particles having a desired settling velocity to settle to the vessel bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Wojclech R. Wyczalkowski
  • Patent number: 7530732
    Abstract: An apparatus for making thermal interface material includes a container and a stirrer. The container has a cylindrical inner wall and a bottom. The stirrer includes a rotor and a motor for driving the rotation of the rotor. The rotor includes a distal end having a cylindrical side surface separated by predetermined distance from the cylindrical inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-Yi Chang
  • Publication number: 20090010099
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for fabrication of highly reactive calcium sorbents and/or binding materials, from powdered calcium carbonate and/or fly-ashes coming from coal combustion, especially in boilers with fluidised bed furnaces. A method is provided in which ashes with chemical by weight containing from 25% up to 45% SiO2, from 3% up to 25% Al2O3, from 10% up to 40% CaO, from 5% up to 15% SO3, beneficially with 51% addition of Portland cement or slag or clinker as activator, are beneficially pre-mixed with calcium carbonate and then the mixture or ashes are mechanically deagglomerated and activated through free particles collisions at the speed at least 8 m/sec. A device is provided including a container closed with cover and the chamber, in which the ashes inlet pipe is located centrally within the rotor axis and finished with the tapered, expanding down outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: Energomar-Nord Sp. z o.o.
    Inventors: Jacek MASLANKA, Bronislaw PTASZEK
  • Patent number: 7441944
    Abstract: A blender system composed of a mixing base that is capable of agitating the contents of one or more containers. The mixing base includes a blade element, a recessed well positioned at a top of the mixing base, a pressure-actuated switch positioned about the periphery of the recessed well, and a locking groove. A container may have a single open end, a container body, a selectively removable container base, the container base sized to fit into the recessed well of the mixing base, the container base comprising a blade element and locking members to lock the container within the recessed well of the mixing base. The container body further comprises an attachment element for attaching the container base, and a substantially smooth extension between the attachment element and the open end of the container body to facilitate drinking or pouring the contents of the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Homeland Housewares, LLC
    Inventor: Lenny Sands
  • Patent number: 7384184
    Abstract: Apparatus for mixing a chemical medium with a pulp suspension is disclosed, comprising a housing, a first feeder for feeding the pulp suspension to a mixing chamber, a rotor body connected to a rotor shaft to supply kinetic energy to the pulp suspension flow, such that turbulence is produced in a turbulent flow zone in the mixing chamber, a second feeder for feeding the chemical medium to the mixing chamber, and a flow-restraining disk in the outlet from the mixing chamber with flow passages arranged to temporarily increase the flow velocity of the pulp suspension, the second feeder comprising a chemical distribution element integrated with the rotor body to distribute the chemical medium close to the turbulent flow zone, and the rotor body comprising a number of rotor pins which extend from the rotor shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Olof Melander, Peter Danielsson, Tomas Wikström
  • Patent number: 7384185
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for mixing of a chemical medium in gaseous or liquid state with a pulp suspension. The apparatus comprises a housing having a wall (2) that defines a mixing chamber (4), a first feeder (6) for feeding the pulp suspension to the mixing chamber, a rotor shaft (8, 104, 204, 300, 406, 502), that extends in the mixing chamber, a drive device for rotation of the rotor shaft, a rotor body (10, 200, 407, 504), that is connected to the rotor shaft and arranged to supply kinetic energy to the pulp suspension flow, during rotation of the rotor shaft by the rotation of the drive device, such that turbulence is produced in a turbulent flow zone (12) in the mixing chamber, a second feeder (13) for feeding of the chemical medium to the mixing chamber, and an outlet for discharging the mixture of chemical medium and pulp suspension from the mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Olof Melander, Peter Danielsson, Tomas Wikström