Fed By Scraper Blade Patents (Class 37/253)
  • Patent number: 9072688
    Abstract: Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least one biological tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward S. Boyden, Roderick A. Hyde, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110239491
    Abstract: A remnant snow removing apparatus for a snow thrower includes a scraper bucket and at least one extension panel located on the scraper bucket. The scraper bucket includes a central plate and two side plates at two sides of the central plate. The extension panel is extended from one side plate to clear remnant snow scattered during snow clearing. The scraper bucket and extension panel further have respectively a first coupling portion and a second coupling portion that include respectively a plurality of first positioning surfaces and second positioning surfaces that are latched with each other for positioning. The first positioning surfaces and second positioning surfaces are formed annularly on the first and second coupling portions in equiangular and polygonal structures. Users can assemble and disassemble the extension panel and adjust the included angle between the extension panel and scraper bucket according to their requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Andy CHEN
  • Publication number: 20100205834
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method of clearing an accumulation of matter from a surface is provided. The apparatus includes a collecting section, a casting section, and a shifting section. The shifting section is at least one of a diverting section, a sweeping section, and an air blowing section. The collecting section includes a blade and is in matter communication with the casting section. The diverting section includes an auxiliary blade oriented at an angle about an axis transverse to a direction of travel. The sweeping section includes a rotatable broom with bristles. The air blowing section is configured to blow air in a predetermined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Stephen Lyle McKeown, Daniel Andrew Faux
  • Patent number: 7627964
    Abstract: A soil spreading scraper device comprises a cutting blade for cutting a top layer of soil from the ground, a kicker for throwing the cut soil rearward from the cutting blade, and an impeller member rotatable within a plane of rotation extending upward and rearward from the cutting blade for capturing the soil thrown by the kicker and spreading the cut soil generally radially outward relative to an axis of rotation of the impeller. A gearbox which receives power from a power takeoff of a towing vehicle directly drives the rotation of the impeller member in the preferred embodiment. The blades of the impeller members may include recessed portions adjacent the impeller axis in some embodiments to encourage soil being received in the impeller member even at higher rates of rotation, for example in the range of 250 to 320 RPM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Dynamic Ditchers Inc.
    Inventors: Adolf Vaags, Jeffrey David Schott, John Wiebe
  • Patent number: 7159377
    Abstract: A powered appliance includes a working member, a handle operably coupled to the working member and a control movable between a first position proximate the handle in which movement of the working member is permitted and a second position distant the handle in which movement of the working member is at least reduced. One of the handle and the control is configured to at least partially receive the other of the handle and the control when in the first position. At least one of the handle and the control includes a flexible member adjacent the other of the handle and the control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignees: M Group, Inc., JRF Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: James J. Ross, Robert L. Fuller, David J. Merten, Jay Z. Muchin
  • Patent number: 6513267
    Abstract: A snow removing machine equipped with a snow removing plate is disclosed. The snow removing plate is mounted to a front portion of a vehicle body which forms part of the snow removing machine. An operating handle having grip portions is mounted to a rear portion of the vehicle body and obliquely extends upward. A battery, an electric motor and a power transmission mechanism are located below a linear line intersecting between an upper end of the snow removing plate and the grip portion. This causes the battery, the electric motor and the power transmission mechanism to be located below a view line of an operator when he looks at the snow removing plate, avoiding the view line from being disturbed to allow the operator to look at the upper end of the snow removing plate in his working attitude for thereby providing ease of operation of the snow removing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Isao Yoshida, Masakatsu Kono
  • Publication number: 20020020083
    Abstract: An improved single-stage snow thrower including a wheeled frame assembly for supporting the snow thrower upon a ground surface and a driven impeller capable of being placed in ground contact to forwardly propel the snow thrower across the ground surface. A handle assembly including a user interface is further provided to permit the operator to selectively control the normal force associated with the driven impeller, and thus selectively control the propulsive drive force of the snow thrower. A bail control assembly may be provided upon the handle to permit the operator to selectively control a downward movement of the impeller to selectively control the degree of impeller ground contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventors: Donald M. White, Thomas J. Beckey, John T. Gill
  • Patent number: 6154985
    Abstract: A device is disclosed, for use with a snow blower being of the type having an auger, and allow it to operate while moving backwards. The device principally consists of a concave blade mounted on a snow blower, which pivots between an operative position where the blade extends close to ground and the concave surface of the blade extends in front of the auger in such a way that the blade scrapes the snow and directs it towards the auger when the snow blower is lifted up to let the snow pass under it and moves backwards, and an inoperative position where the blade is raised to a height sufficient to let the snow reach the auger when the snow blower moves forwards. A snow blower equipped with a device as defined above, for operating while moving backwards, is also disclosed as well as a method for blowing snow with a snow blower equipped with that device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Les Machineries Pronovost Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Champagne, Rejean Pronovost
  • Patent number: 5850883
    Abstract: A new windrow auger composter that is adapted for attachment to the blade of a tractor for breaking up, aerating, and rebuilding a windrow. The inventive device includes a housing adapted for attachment to the blade of the tractor such that the housing extends upwardly from the top edge of the blade when attached thereto. An auger assembly is supported for rotation by the housing, and includes a plurality of blade members spaced along the length of the housing and disposed at an angle relative to a longitudinal axis of the auger assembly. A drive assembly is provided to rotate the auger assembly in a direction such that material contacted by the auger assembly is thrown up in the air and to one side of the composter so that the material forms a windrow at that side. When used on human and animal waste, drying time is reduced, and oxygen incorporation is increased to facilitate bacteriological action on the waste material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Inventor: Darrel L Schwartz
  • Patent number: 5813152
    Abstract: A snowblower chisel attachment includes an oscillatable elongate blade member oscillatably disposed at a bottom front of a snowblower housing; a pair of support arms pivotally suspended from the sidewalls of the housing and being secured to the oscillatable elongate blade member; a pair of stub shafts journaled through the sidewalls of the housing; a pair of three lobed cams mounted to the stub shafts for contacting and urging the support arms and intervally urging the oscillatable elongate blade member forwardly relative to the housing; a plurality of sprockets for rotating the stub shafts and the cams; a pair of biased elements for urging the oscillatable elongate blade member rearwardly toward the housing; and skid members for vertically positioning the oscillatable elongate blade member relative to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Inventor: Arlan Weight
  • Patent number: 5513453
    Abstract: A combined snow plowing and snow throwing vehicle includes an elongate plow blade at its forward end. The plow blade can be shifted to direct snow to either of the right or the left and includes separate snow throwing fans mounted, respectively, at the right and left ends of the plow blade. A user-actuable control system provides independent actuation of the snow throwing structures so that the snow throwing structure at the downstream end of the plow blade is actuated regardless of whether the plow is directing snow to the right or to the left. This enables the vehicle to plow and throw snow to either the right or to the left and further enables the vehicle to clear snow while traveling both up and down an airport runway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Athlone Equipment Sales Corp.
    Inventor: Dan J. Norton
  • Patent number: 4715134
    Abstract: In a rotary snow plough having a feed plough arranged on a side of its housing (2) in order to increase the intake cross section, the accumulation of snow on the ploughshare (8) of the feed plough (4) is avoided by providing, in the ploughshare (8), a belt conveyor element (11) supplying the rotary element(s) of the rotary plough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1987
    Assignee: Ing. Alfred Schmidt GmbH
    Inventor: Alfred Schmidt