Heat Treating Vessel With Heating Means Patents (Class 422/307)
  • Patent number: 10197273
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a smoke processing device for processing smoke, which is generated by an indoor industrial site, a restaurant, or a heating means that applies heat and generates smoke, the device including at least: a smoke purification means comprising a smoke collector equipped with a smoke movement duct, the smoke movement duct comprising a smoke purifier for purifying smoke, which has been collected by the smoke collector, and discharging the purified smoke, the smoke purification means comprising a hot air movement duct for moving the smoke purified and discharged by the smoke purifier; and a heat exchange means installed on the smoke movement duct to promote heat exchange of smoke collected by the smoke collector such that the smoke is converted to high-temperature smoke and is moved to the smoke purifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Young Ja Cho
  • Patent number: 9211351
    Abstract: A method for flow-through aqueous liquid sterilization which employs apparatus operating at substantially fixed temperatures and pressures and variable flow rates through the apparatus for controllably processing aqueous liquids to achieve predetermined values of Sterility Assurance Levels (SAL's).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: John G. Bowen
  • Patent number: 9205247
    Abstract: A connection port 31 includes a cylindrical outer port 42 to which downstream piping 30b (discharge-side piping) is connected; an inner port 43 to which upstream piping 30a (supply-side piping) is connected, and which is provided in the outer port; and a lid member 44 which closes the inner port as well as the outer port. The inner port is provided so as to extend through the outer port from the outside of the outer port, and a heater H is provided on a portion of the inner port projecting outside the outer port. When the lid member is in a closed state, the inner port is heated with the heater to sterilize the portion of the inner port exposed to the outside, thus enabling the connection port to be cleaned at a higher level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignees: NIPRO CORPORATION, SHIBUYA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsutaka Ueda, Toshiharu Sawada, Inobu Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 9145901
    Abstract: A heating pump includes an electric motor, a pump housing fixed to the motor, an impeller driven by the motor, and a ring heater with an inner hole for heating fluid in the pump housing. The pump housing has a pump chamber and a pump inlet and a pump outlet which are in fluid communication with the pump chamber. The impeller is received in the pump housing and having an impeller inlet and a plurality of impeller outlets. The ring heater is disposed inside the pump chamber and between the pump inlet and the impeller. The impeller inlet is in fluid communication with the pump inlet via the inner hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson Electric S.A.
    Inventors: Yue Li, Lisheng Liu, Hongjian Zhang, Zongqian Qi, Awade Badafem, Min Li
  • Patent number: 9057305
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reservoir tank for a reducing agent (1), in particular an aqueous urea solution for the after-treatment of exhaust gas from a combustion engine, comprising an outer container (2) and a pot-shaped inner container (3) which limits a partial volume (4) of the volume (5) of the outer container (2), a heating element (6) which is set in the inner container (3) and an extraction device (7) for extracting the reducing agent (1). According to the invention, the pot-shaped inner container (3) is surrounded in the floor region by an insulated collar (8) comprising a first limb (9) led to the outer circumferential surface (11) of the inner container (3) and a second limb (10) contacting the floor surface (12) of the outer container (2), such that the insulated collar (8) limits an additional partial volume (13) of the volume (5) of the outer container (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Rainer Haeberer
  • Patent number: 9054291
    Abstract: A liquid-filled light emitting diode (LED) bulb including a base, a shell, one or more LEDs, a thermally conductive liquid, and a bladder. The shell is connected to the base and the thermally conductive liquid is held within the shell. The one or more LEDs are disposed within the shell and immersed in the thermally conductive liquid. The bladder is also immersed in the thermally conductive liquid and is configured to compensate for expansion of the thermally conductive liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Switch Bulb Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David Horn, Brian Cumpston, David Titzler
  • Patent number: 9039990
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ventilator autoclave comprising a chamber (1) with a space (5) for receiving goods (18) to be sterilized, at least one fan arrangement (2) for circulating steam and/or air in said chamber, and at least one first heat exchanger arrangement (11) for cooling and/or heating said steam and/or air, wherein said fan arrangement is arranged and configured to circulate said steam and/or air in said chamber (1), wherein said chamber (1) is configured such that said steam and/or air that is circulated in said chamber (1) follows a flow path passing at least a part of said first heat exchanger arrangement (11) before reaching said goods (18) to be sterilized, wherein said autoclave further comprises at least one second heat exchanger arrangement (19) that is provided upstream of said first heat exchanger arrangement (11) in said flow path, and wherein said second heat exchanger arrangement (19) is provided at such a distance from the periphery of said fan arrangement (2) that said flow
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: GETINGE STERILIZATION AB
    Inventor: Bengt Storberg
  • Publication number: 20150140183
    Abstract: A method for the aseptic measured delivery of a liquid additive (Z) into a forced flow of a base product (P), wherein the additive (Z) is removed from a storage container (18) under aseptic conditions by means of a removal conduit (18a) and is fed via an end section (E) of the removal conduit (18a) to the base product (P), which flows through a product chamber (RP) and a metering device and valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: GEA TDS GmBH
    Inventors: Hubert Assing, Andreas Schmied, Uwe Schwenzow, Helmut Buss, Franz Tasler
  • Patent number: 9023958
    Abstract: A method for the delivery of a catalyst to a polymerization reactor is disclosed, comprising: contacting a catalyst with a carrier fluid comprising an inert hydrocarbon in gaseous form, the inert hydrocarbon having a normal boiling point of about ?1° C. to about 81° C.; and flowing the carrier fluid to the polymerization reactor such that the carrier fluid transports the catalyst to the polymerization reactor. A catalyst delivery system is disclosed, comprising: a catalyst vessel for containing a catalyst; a catalyst injection line for delivering the catalyst to a polymerization reactor, the catalyst injection line being in fluid communication with the catalyst vessel and the polymerization reactor; and a carrier fluid line in fluid communication with the catalyst injection line for delivering a carrier fluid comprising an inert hydrocarbon to the catalyst injection line, the inert hydrocarbon having a normal boiling point of about ?1° C. to about 81° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dale A. Wright, John R. Parrish, James L. Swecker, II, Mark G. Goode
  • Patent number: 8993644
    Abstract: Methods of reclaiming plastic from plastic medical waste containers containing medical waste and manufacturing recycled medical devices are described. Recycled medical devices made from plastic medical waste containers containing medical waste are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Richard Ji
  • Patent number: 8951469
    Abstract: A sterile enclosure contains a transfer module defining a window. A port covers the window to maintain the inside of the enclosure as a sealed and sterile environment. A sliding, heated cutting element mounted on the port serves to sterilize and sever a portion of a sterile transfer bag assembly attached to the port. Preferably, the excised portion of the sterile transfer bag assembly is affixed to the port when the port opens. The sliding cutting element remains extended and heated to prevent contamination when the port is open. Further, a heating element is mounted about the window in order to sterilize around the opening when the port is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: MedInstill Development LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Py
  • Patent number: 8945468
    Abstract: A sterilizing apparatus includes an enclosure defining an interior chamber and a door for accessing the interior chamber. A fluid source communicates with the chamber to supply a working fluid thereto. A heater heats the fluid in the chamber and a pump moves the fluid in the chamber by the heater. A valve communicates with the chamber and with the exterior of the chamber and is configured to vent the fluid in the chamber to the exterior at a pressure of approximately one atmosphere. Such provides superheating and concentrating of the working fluid in the chamber. A method of sterilization includes introducing a working fluid into an interior chamber and circulating the fluid through at least one recirculation loop having a heater for heating the fluid to an operational temperature suitable for killing microorganisms. The method further provides for killing of very high temperature resistant microorganisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Micropyretics Heaters International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ganta S. Reddy, Ramgopal Vissa, Jaingesh A. Sekhar
  • Patent number: 8940245
    Abstract: A sterilizing apparatus (10, 80) includes an enclosure (18, 84) defining an interior chamber (20, 86) and a door (22) for accessing the interior chamber (20, 86). A fluid source (42, 88) communicates with the chamber (20, 86) to supply a working fluid thereto. A heater (64, 102) heats the fluid in the chamber (20, 86) and a pump (62, 82) moves the fluid in the chamber (20, 86) by the heater (64, 102). A valve (50, 150) communicates with the chamber (20, 86) and with the exterior of the chamber (20, 86) and is configured to vent the fluid in the chamber (20, 86) to the exterior at a pressure of approximately one atmosphere. Such provides superheating and concentrating of the working fluid in the chamber (20, 86). A method of sterilization includes introducing a working fluid into an interior chamber (20, 86) and circulating the fluid through at least one recirculation loop (54, 96) having a heater (64, 102) for heating the fluid to an operational temperature suitable for killing microorganisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Micropyretics Heaters International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ganta S. Reddy, Ramgopal Vissa, Jaingesh A. Sekhar
  • Publication number: 20140378640
    Abstract: A method for the delivery of a catalyst to a polymerization reactor is disclosed, comprising: contacting a catalyst with a carrier fluid comprising an inert hydrocarbon in gaseous form, the inert hydrocarbon having a normal boiling point of about ?1° C. to about 81° C.; and flowing the carrier fluid to the polymerization reactor such that the carrier fluid transports the catalyst to the polymerization reactor. A catalyst delivery system is disclosed, comprising: a catalyst vessel for containing a catalyst; a catalyst injection line for delivering the catalyst to a polymerization reactor, the catalyst injection line being in fluid communication with the catalyst vessel and the polymerization reactor; and a carrier fluid line in fluid communication with the catalyst injection line for delivering a carrier fluid comprising an inert hydrocarbon to the catalyst injection line, the inert hydrocarbon having a normal boiling point of about ?1° C. to about 81° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Dale A. Wright, John R. Parrish, James L. Swecker, II, Mark G. Goode
  • Patent number: 8894945
    Abstract: The invention discloses a portable sterilizer for use when filling containers for transporting goods under aseptic conditions, which provides increased transport capacity, more flexible formats and connections for the containers, while facilitating handling of the goods, and which comprises a portable boiler, systems for pre-washing using chemicals and other means necessary for sanitizing all the parts thereof. For washing, it uses chemicals, circulation waters and the hot water (or any other liquid poured into said boiler) produced from the liquid phase inside said portable boiler. The device may include a pump for pressure washing with other types of cleaners, cold water, chemicals, etc.; For sterilizing, it uses the vapour phase of water or other liquids in said portable boiler, ultraviolet rays and/or another means of sterilization, and it is connected between the outlet of the pasteurization system of a production plant and the return lines of said pasteurizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Andesocean S.A.
    Inventor: Rodrigo Vergara Pinto
  • Publication number: 20140308481
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a porous flexible sheet according to the present disclosure includes forming a layer that includes a mixture including thermoplastic resin particles and inorganic particles and thermally fusing the thermoplastic particles to each other and to the inorganic particles while keeping at least a part of clearances between the particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicants: CASIO ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi MITSUI
  • Publication number: 20140308161
    Abstract: Embodiments of system and method of sanitizing medical waste are described. In one embodiment, there is a the method including, introducing the medical waste into a heating zone, heating the medical waste to a sanitizing temperature thereby melting a majority of the medial waste, moving the medical waste via gravity into a cooling receiver, cooling the medical waste by cooling the cooling receiver; and removing the medical waste from the cooling receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: David Scheeres, Chad May
  • Patent number: 8834808
    Abstract: An apparatus for sterilizing cap-like container closures includes a transport system for moving closures through treatment zones. The first zone preheats the closures, the second exposes them to a sterilizing agent, and the third activates or dries them. The first and third zones each have a rotor that circulates about a rotor axis thereof, and closure holders formed on a periphery thereof for moving closures through the first zone from a closure pickup disposed therein to a first closure delivery position, and through the third zone from a second closure delivery position disposed therein to a closure discharge. The second treatment zone is between the first and second closure delivery positions such that closures delivered to the first position, after passing the second zone and after exposure to the sterilizing agent, are passed on to a closure holder ready at the second position of the rotor in the third zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Alfred Drenguis
  • Patent number: 8815320
    Abstract: A process for producing a composition containing biologically active follistatin from a biological source, which composition is preserved and, especially pathogen free and is storage stable, preferably at room temperature. Further, the invention relates to the composition containing biologically active follistatin, which composition is available by the production process. The invention provides a process for producing a composition containing biologically active follistatin from avian eggs, or from raw animal blood serum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Myos Corporation
    Inventors: Waldemar Buxmann, Volker Heinz, Stefan Toepfl
  • Patent number: 8808638
    Abstract: A retort sterilization device includes a water steam generation device for generating water steam and a heating pot, connected to the water steam generation device, for accommodating retort food. The water steam generation device includes a heat exchanger for performing heat exchange between liquid flowing in a liquid path and heating vapor flowing in the vapor path. A top end of the liquid path of the heat exchanger is connected via a water steam supply pipe to a water steam ejection section located in an internal area of the heating pot. The heat exchanger is connected to a liquid container. A bottom end of the liquid path of the heat exchanger is connected to the liquid container via a communicating tube. The liquid container is coupled to the heating pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignees: Tomoda Selling & Sailing Co., Ltd., Tomoda Fisheries Co., Ltd., Houshou Co., Ltd, Wakisangyou Yugenkaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tomoda, Norio Kadowaki, Hironobu Tomoda, Manabu Moriwaki, Satoru Kadowaki
  • Patent number: 8795604
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel installation for providing a product in pasteurized form, said product comprising at least one liquid component and fibrous and/or solid components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Ludwig Clüsserath
  • Publication number: 20140202222
    Abstract: A tank or bed has a plurality of sidewalls that create a bed cavity and a Fresnel panel frame that includes at least one Fresnel panel. The Fresnel panel frame may be adjacent to the bed cavity and may cover at least a portion of the bed cavity. An amount of sludge may be contained within the bed cavity. When placed in sunlight, the heat enhanced by the Fresnel panels may heat the sludge sufficiently for the sludge to be used as fertilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Hammond
  • Patent number: 8784745
    Abstract: A receptacle having a plurality of interconnected chambers arranged to permit multiple process steps or processes to be performed independently or simultaneously. The receptacles are manufactured to separate liquid from dried reagents and to maintain the stability of the dried reagents. An immiscible liquid, such as an oil, is included to control loading of process materials, facilitate mixing and reconstitution of dried reagents, limit evaporation, control heating of reaction materials, concentrate solid support materials to prevent clogging of fluid connections, provide minimum volumes for fluid transfers, and to prevent process materials from sticking to chamber surfaces. The receptacles can be adapted for use in systems having a processing instrument that includes an actuator system for selectively moving fluid substances between chambers and a detector. The actuator system can be arranged to concentrate an analyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Gen-Probe Incorporated
    Inventors: Norman C. Nelson, Gianluca Roma
  • Patent number: 8778663
    Abstract: A thermalcycler includes a first thermalcycler body section having a first face and a second thermalcycler body section having a second face. A cavity is formed by the first face and the second face. A thermalcycling unit is positioned in the cavity. A heater trace unit is connected to a support section, to the first thermalcycler body section, to the second thermalcycler body section, and to the thermalcycling unit. The first thermalcycler body section and the second thermalcycler body section are positioned together against the support section to enclose the thermalcycling unit and the heater trace unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.
    Inventors: William J. Benett, John T. Andreski, John M. Dzenitis, Anthony J. Makarewicz, Dean R. Hadley, Satinderpall S. Pannu
  • Patent number: 8765074
    Abstract: A multiple scent delivery device includes a support housing having a plurality of holes therein and having an upper end and a lower end, a heating source removably connected to a lower end of said upwardly disposed support housing, a cone shaped inner flue operably disposed within the support housing having a plurality of holes therein and having an upper end and a lower end and an upper container removably disposed on the upper end of support housing in spaced-apart relationship above from the heating source for retaining an aromatic substance, whereby heat generated induces the retained aromatic substance within the upper container to disperse into the ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Brian D. Cole
  • Patent number: 8759551
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for continuously producing a urethane (meth)acrylate, containing causing a mixed liquid of a compound (A) having a hydroxyl group and a (meth) acryloyl group and a compound (B) having an isocyanate group to pass continuously and densely through a tubular microchannel formed in a heat-conducting reaction device, and reacting the hydroxyl group of the compound (A) with the isocyanate group of the compound (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Fumihiko Ishiyama, Takeshi Hizawa, Hideki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8747771
    Abstract: A pressure vessel and a drum rotatably arranged inside which has an inner space for material that is introduced into the pressure vessel. In various embodiments, a drive mechanism rotates the drum in relation to the pressure vessel. The drive mechanism can include a motor that can be located inside the pressure vessel in an interspace between the drum and the pressure vessel. Some embodiments include a door to close an opening of the pressure vessel and a part of the door can extend into an open end of the drum when the door is closed to keep the material in the drum and out of the interspace. In particular embodiments, a steam supply conduit extends into the drum at the closed end of the pressure vessel. In some embodiments, a helical agitation blade in the drum moves the material away from or toward the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sanciflex AB
    Inventors: Per-Arne Froderberg, Melvin R. Madeley, Anna-Lena Seedhill
  • Publication number: 20140154149
    Abstract: A multiple scent delivery device includes a support housing having a plurality of holes therein and having an upper end and a lower end, a heating source removably connected to a lower end of said upwardly disposed support housing, a cone shaped inner flue operably disposed within the support housing having a plurality of holes therein and having an upper end and a lower end and an upper container removably disposed on the upper end of support housing in spaced-apart relationship above from the heating source for retaining an aromatic substance, whereby heat generated induces the retained aromatic substance within the upper container to disperse into the ambient air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Brian D. Cole
  • Publication number: 20140154148
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for vaporizing and transporting an alkali metal salt is shown. The apparatus has a first conduit capable of transporting an alkali metal salt solution and a second conduit in fluid communication with the first conduit, the second conduit capable of transporting steam so that the alkali metal salt is dissipated into the steam forming a solution that can be transported, such as to a remote reaction zone. The solution can be transported via a third conduit that is capable of being heated by a heat source. The method can be used to add a promoter to a dehydrogenation catalyst during a dehydrogenation reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: FINA TECHNOLOGY, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Pelati, James R. Butler, Hollie Craig
  • Patent number: 8715570
    Abstract: A device for sterilization of packages and a method of sterilizing packages are provided. The device comprises a gassing zone for exposing the packages to a gaseous sterilization agent, inlet mechanisms for introducing the gaseous sterilization agent into the gassing zone and a conveyor for transporting the packages through the gassing zone in a transport direction. The device also includes a separation mechanism arranged inside the gassing zone to divide at least an upper part of the gassing zone into sub gassing zones, each of said separation mechanisms having an opening for passage of the packages, each of at least a number of the inlet mechanisms being arranged to provide a flow of the gaseous sterilization agent at the opening of a respective one of the separation mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Ulf Lindblad, Jenny Olsson
  • Patent number: 8703067
    Abstract: A device for evaporating a volatile air treatment agent from a replaceable refill is described herein, the device comprises: a housing with at least one exit orifice for evaporated air treatment agent to exit the device; receiving means within said housing to releasably receive and secure the refill to the device; electrical heating means within said housing; control means; and chimney means within said housing having a lower orifice and an upper orifice to define a first airflow channel therebetween; an airborne agent detector means operable to detect airborne agents in the air, wherein said means are provided with at least one aperture to the exterior of the device to permit, in use, air from outside of the device to enter said airborne agent detector means; wherein the refill for use with the device comprises: a reservoir portion for holding a quantity of volatile air treatment agent; and a wick having a proximal end within the reservoir portion substantially adjacent a base of said reservoir portion and h
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Reckitt & Colman (Overseas) Limited
    Inventor: Simon Woolley
  • Patent number: 8663574
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for pasteurizing a liquid product by heating it to a pasteurization temperature which results in any product-harming microorganisms being killed and by maintaining the product at this temperature in a treatment chamber over a holding time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Ludwig Clüsserath
  • Patent number: 8653482
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of freezing a body or a portion thereof. The method comprises exposing at least a part of the body to a coolant having a temperature below the freezing point of the body, and at the same time operating an electromagnetic heater, as to maintain the at least part of the body at a temperature above its freezing point; and reducing the electromagnetic heating to allow the at least a part of the body to freeze. The electromagnetic heater comprises a resonator, and the heated part of the body is heated inside the resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Goji Limited
    Inventor: Eran Ben-Shmuel
  • Patent number: 8653159
    Abstract: An apparatus for heat-treating a toner includes a raw-material supply unit configured to supply a toner treatment space with a raw-material toner, a hot-air supply unit configured to heat-treat the raw-material toner in the toner treatment space, a suction and ejection unit configured to eject hot air used for the heat treatment of the raw-material toner, and a waste-heat recovery and supply unit configured to recover heat from the hot air ejected by the suction and ejection unit and supply the hot-air supply unit with the recovered heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hironori Minagawa, Yuichi Mizo, Takeshi Ootsu, Junichi Hagiwara, Daisuke Ito, Kunihiko Kawakita, Yasushi Tamura
  • Patent number: 8641982
    Abstract: A vaporizer for the sterilization of containers, includes a housing, a first opening arranged in the housing for supplying a gaseous medium to the housing, an injection device for injecting into the housing a substance which contains hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). A heating device is arranged inside the housing for vaporizing the hydrogen peroxide, and a second opening is arranged in the housing for discharging a mixture of the gaseous medium and the vaporized hydrogen peroxide from the housing. The injection device extends in a longitudinal direction perpendicular to a plane of the heating device and the first opening is adjoined by a pipe section which extends at least partially in a longitudinal direction (L) of the injection device, wherein the injection device runs at least partially inside the pipe section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Berthold Burgmeier, Patrick Engelhard, Josef Knott
  • Patent number: 8623277
    Abstract: A flamer may be used to sterilize poultry litter, soil, concrete, etc. The stationary or mobile flamer disclosed comprises a hood to contain the heat, an external frame, and burners. A fuel tank may be carried on the flamer or on a tractor. An additional embodiment provides for mounting the flamer on wheels, permitting the unit to be towed by a truck, four-wheeler, tractor, etc. The burners are adjustable as to angle, and fueling rate. A pressure in the fuel system is controlled by selectively switching between the liquid and vaporous components of the fuel. By limiting how low the pressure may fall, the flow of fuel from the tank to the torches is more consistent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Flame Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph M. Pivonka
  • Patent number: 8580193
    Abstract: A method for pasteurizing a liquid product includes heating the liquid product to a pasteurization temperature, thereby killing micro-organisms, keeping it in a treatment chamber at the pasteurization temperature for a holding period, regulating a length of the treatment station based at least in part on its flow-rate, regulating a product volume within the treatment chamber by changing a level of a liquid product surface in the treatment chamber through, for example, addition and removal of sterile gas or vapor-forming medium in a partial chamber of the treatment chamber formed above the product surface, or changing a level of a product outlet in the treatment chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Ludwig Clusserath
  • Publication number: 20130291761
    Abstract: A device for producing small-scale batches foamed bitumen. The device has a first pressurized, holding chamber for heating bitumen to a selected temperature, a second pressurized, holding chamber for heating bitumen additive (e.g., a foaming agent or chemical additive) to a selected temperature, and various conduits and valves as needed for delivering heated and pressurized bitumen with heated and pressurized additive to a mixing chamber having a selected volume to produce foamed bitumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew Tilman Cox
  • Publication number: 20130287633
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-stack cure system. The system includes a chamber having an inlet port and an outlet port. A magazine is mounted in the chamber. A plurality of substrates having encapsulants are loaded in the magazine. A heater is mounted at the chamber and serves to heat the plurality of substrates having the encapsulants. A loading unit is positioned adjacent the inlet port. The loading unit has a transfer device and a push bar. A substrate recognition device is mounted in the loading unit. A control device is connected to the substrate recognition device. The inlet port has a size larger than each of the plurality of substrates having the encapsulants and smaller than the magazine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Gyu Park
  • Patent number: 8562916
    Abstract: When a polyethylene bag with medical wastes received therein is supplied to a cylindrical-shaped housing and a compression device is used to lower a piston to compress the medical wastes, the piston is repeatedly caused to go up and down to accomplish stepwise compression whereby the polyethylene bag with medical wastes received therein is prevented from entering into a clearance between an inner wall of the cylindrical-shaped housing and the piston and from bursting due to rapid compression, and when cake obtained by melt sterilization and volume reduction with heating compression is discharged, a gate is fully opened to lower a lower surface of a heating device of the piston to a point distant several millimeters from an upper surface of a heating device of the gate to enable forcedly scraping off the cake adhering to the heating device tightly joined to the piston upon closing of the gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventors: Yoichiro Yamanobe, Kenki Hosoi
  • Patent number: 8557882
    Abstract: A method for preparing contaminated plastics ground into flakes, such as RPET or such polymers, having at least decontamination and SSP treatment steps, with at least one reactor, with heating to the process temperature taking place essentially outside the reactor. Also, a device for carrying out the method, and having at least one decontamination reactor and at least one SSP reactor, a device for heating plastic flakes to the process temperature being arranged upstream of the decontamination reactor. Also an SSP reactor having at least two individual reactors, and preferably between 3 and 7 individual reactors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Thomas Friedlaender, Thomas Rieckmann, Frank Marx
  • Publication number: 20130243662
    Abstract: A pressure vessel and a drum rotatably arranged inside which has an inner space for material that is introduced into the pressure vessel. In various embodiments, a drive mechanism rotates the drum in relation to the pressure vessel. The drive mechanism can include a motor that can be located inside the pressure vessel in an interspace between the drum and the pressure vessel. Some embodiments include a door to close an opening of the pressure vessel and a part of the door can extend into an open end of the drum when the door is closed to keep the material in the drum and out of the interspace. In particular embodiments, a steam supply conduit extends into the drum at the closed end of the pressure vessel. In some embodiments, a helical agitation blade in the drum moves the material away from or toward the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Sanciflex AB
    Inventors: Per-Arne Froderberg, Melvin R. Madeley, Anna-Lena Seedhill
  • Patent number: 8518335
    Abstract: A system for preparing silica aerogel powders. The system includes a material supplier, a mixer, a drier and a recoverer. The material supplier transmitting de-ionized water, water glass, an organosilane compound, an inorganic acid and at least one organic solvent. Some of organic solvents are mixed and transmitted to the mixer and tramining organic solvent is transmitted to the mixer. The mixer mixes the materials transmitted from the material supplier so as to generate silica hydrogel. The drier dries the silica hydrogel so as to generate silica aerogel powders. The recoverer recovers some vaporized materials of the materials used in the mixer and the drier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Jios Aerogel Limited
    Inventors: Young Chul Joung, Myung Je Roe, Young Jong Yoo, Jong Chul Park, Hee Jung Choi, Min Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 8501110
    Abstract: A sterilizing tunnel for pharmaceutical containers has an entry zone, a heating zone, and two cooling zones. The individual zones contain ventilating fan units that generate air currents, which serve to heat and cool the containers that a transport apparatus conveys through the sterilizing tunnel. The heating and cooling units, which operate using the principle of heated and cooled air flow, is supplemented with radiant heat-generating unit. The sterilizing tunnel makes it possible to achieve a uniform heating and cooling of the containers, preventing stress cracks in the containers and permitting intentional heating that makes it possible, for example, for the containers to be coated with a substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Windsheimer
  • Publication number: 20130195965
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of pharmaceutical sciences. More specifically, the present invention includes apparatus and devices for the preparation of pharmaceutical formulations containing large diameter synthetic membrane vesicles, such as multivesicular liposomes, methods for preparing such formulations, and the use of specific formulations for therapeutic treatment of subjects in need thereof. Formation and use of the pharmaceutical formulations containing large diameter synthetic membrane vesicles produced by using the apparatus and devices for therapeutic treatment of subjects in need thereof is also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: PACIRA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventor: PACIRA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
  • Patent number: 8496888
    Abstract: A reducing agent container having a multi-function and having a container body thereof is provided with at least a heat exchanger which permits a heating medium using an engine as a heat source thereof to circulate therein for performing the heat exchange with a liquid reducing agent and a strainer which filtrates foreign substances from the liquid reducing agent, the heat exchanger and the strainer being attached to a top board of the container body. Further, a suction pipe capable of sucking the liquid reducing agent from the inside of the container body is connected to the strainer, and a supply port for the liquid reducing agent from which the foreign substances are filtrated is formed in the strainer. Thus, the whole of strainer is not exposed to the outside air, especially, the wind during traveling, and accordingly, the freezing of the urea aqueous solution in the strainer can be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Osaku, Kiyoshi Fukuda, Toshio Kondou
  • Publication number: 20130189155
    Abstract: When a polyethylene bag with medical wastes received therein is supplied to a cylindrical-shaped housing and a compression device is used to lower a piston to compress the medical wastes, the piston is repeatedly caused to go up and down to accomplish stepwise compression whereby the polyethylene bag with medical wastes received therein is prevented from entering into a clearance between an inner wall of the cylindrical-shaped housing and the piston and from bursting due to rapid compression, and when cake obtained by melt sterilization and volume reduction with heating compression is discharged, a gate is fully opened to lower a lower surface of a heating device of the piston to a point distant several millimeters from an upper surface of a heating device of the gate to enable forcedly scraping off the cake adhering to the heating device tightly joined to the piston upon closing of the gate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventors: Yoichiro Yamanobe, Kenki Hosoi
  • Publication number: 20130183373
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of pharmaceutical sciences. More specifically, the present invention includes apparatus and devices for the preparation of pharmaceutical formulations containing large diameter synthetic membrane vesicles, such as multivesicular liposomes, methods for preparing such formulations, and the use of specific formulations for therapeutic treatment of subjects in need thereof. Formation and use of the pharmaceutical formulations containing large diameter synthetic membrane vesicles produced by using the apparatus and devices for therapeutic treatment of subjects in need thereof is also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: PACIRA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventor: Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130183375
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of pharmaceutical sciences. More specifically, the present invention includes apparatus and devices for the preparation of pharmaceutical formulations containing large diameter synthetic membrane vesicles, such as multivesicular liposomes, methods for preparing such formulations, and the use of specific formulations for therapeutic treatment of subjects in need thereof. Formation and use of the pharmaceutical formulations containing large diameter synthetic membrane vesicles produced by using the apparatus and devices for therapeutic treatment of subjects in need thereof is also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130183372
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of pharmaceutical sciences. More specifically, the present invention includes apparatus and devices for the preparation of pharmaceutical formulations containing large diameter synthetic membrane vesicles, such as multivesicular liposomes, methods for preparing such formulations, and the use of specific formulations for therapeutic treatment of subjects in need thereof. Formation and use of the pharmaceutical formulations containing large diameter synthetic membrane vesicles produced by using the apparatus and devices for therapeutic treatment of subjects in need thereof is also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: PACIRA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventor: PACIRA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.