Brush Patents (Class 406/69)
  • Patent number: 6655878
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device and method for singulating from a holder with liquid and/or individualizing of products, such as fruits, wherein the device comprises: a discharge conveyor extending above the liquid level in the holder for discharging the products in rows; and a feed conveyor of V-shaped cross-section, the discharge end of which connects onto a front end of the discharge conveyor and which extends at an inclination from this front end to below the liquid level in the liquid holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: De Greef's Wagen-, Carrosserie-en Machinebouw B.V.
    Inventors: Marinus de Vos, Jan Marinus van Arkel
  • Patent number: 6058567
    Abstract: An arrangement for sorting a first category of fibers having a first set of properties into at least a second category of fibers having a second set of properties and a third category of fibers having a third set of properties. The arrangement comprises a sorting channel including at least one travelling teeth laden carrier surface driven in a first direction within the sorting channel. The sorting channel further includes at least a first inlet and at least first and second outlets. A first energy field flows through the sorting channel in a second direction. The first category of fibers are plied to the travelling teeth carried on the driven carrier surface and the first energy field causes at least the longer fibers from the first category to be held latched onto the travelling teeth as it washes and strips away shorter fibers and impurities producing the second category of fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Inventor: James H. Roberson
  • Patent number: 5947645
    Abstract: A fiber dispensing system for storing and delivering fibrous material includes a housing for receiving and storing the fibrous material. The housing has an activatable dispensing mechanism for selectively dispensing the fibrous material from the housing. A control mechanism is electrically connected to the dispensing mechanism for receiving an activation signal to activate the dispensing mechanism. A load mechanism associated with the housing and electrically connected to the control mechanism measures the weight amount of any fibrous material within the housing and transmits a weight amount data signal to the control mechanism. The control mechanism further activates a solenoid valve which in turn activates a water nozzle spray assembly for wetting of fibrous material prior to discharge into a receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: ARR-MAZ Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Maurice Roger Rixom, Dale A. Ives
  • Patent number: 5931610
    Abstract: A fiber dispensing system for storing and delivering fibrous material includes a housing for receiving and storing the fibrous material and shapes supporting the housing. The housing has an activatable dispensing mechanism for selectively dispensing the fibrous material from the housing. A control mechanism is electrically connected to the dispensing mechanism for receiving an activation signal to activate the dispensing mechanism. A load mechanism including load cells mounted to the straps and electrically connected to the control mechanism measures the weight amount of any fibrous material within the housing and transmits a weight amount data signal to the control mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: ARR-MAZ Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Maurice Roger Rixom, Dale A. Ives
  • Patent number: 4764057
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a solid aerosol from a heap, with a solids container, a feed piston, a rotary brush, an air intake and an outlet passage. To improve the constancy of the particle output the outlet passage has a non-increasing cross-section over a length thereof, with an increasing depth. In addition, in the outlet path of the solid aerosol it is possible to provide a light detector, which is connected by a regulating device to a drive of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1988
    Assignee: Palas GmbH Partikel-und Lasermesstechnik
    Inventors: Leander Molter, Wolfgang Molter, Friedrich Munzinger