Plural Screens Or Plates Patents (Class 425/199)
  • Patent number: 10259139
    Abstract: An extrusion forming apparatus includes an extruding section, a chamber drum, and a forming section. The extruding section kneads a material including a ceramic raw material and extrudes a kneaded material. The chamber drum has a first space portion having a first extruding direction extending portion through which the kneaded material is allowed to flow in an extruding direction, and a second space portion which has a second extruding direction extending portion extending in the extruding direction and a direction changing portion bending from the extruding direction to a downward direction, to allow the kneaded material to flow in the downward direction changed from the extruding direction. The second space portion has a cross section obtained by isotropically decreasing a cross section of the first space portion perpendicular to a flow-through direction of the kneaded material. The forming section has a die to extrude a ceramic formed body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Tajima, Ryuji Yamaguti
  • Patent number: 8876517
    Abstract: A polymer filtration apparatus for sealing a slide plate translatable across a bore of an extrusion or mold machine, includes an annular seal having a sealing surface which is biased against the slide plate by a spring mechanism. The annular seal has a thrust surface which is angled relative to the sealing surface and the thrust surface is located at an opposite axial end of the annular seal from the sealing surface. The spring mechanism can be a single spring with overlapping tangs or a multiple spring assembly in overlapping relationship, with or without tangs, to form a continuous barrier. The spring assembly is used to exert a radial force against the thrust surface of the annular seal to bias the seal in an axial direction against the downstream slide plate. In operation, pressurized polymer melt in the extrusion bore further biases the spring against the annular seal which is then transferred to the seal and the slide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin S. Tuttle, Gregory G. Gambill, Patrick K. Strong
  • Patent number: 8821148
    Abstract: A sheet forming apparatus includes a supply port for supplying a slurry, a discharge port for discharging a green sheet, a first slurry spreading chamber, a second slurry spreading chamber, and a third slurry spreading chamber that are disposed between the supply port and the discharge port, and joining holes through which the first, second, and third slurry spreading chambers are joined to each other. At least two of the joining holes are disposed one on each side of the supply port along a transverse direction of the green sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Koizumi, Toshikazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8640881
    Abstract: The invention relates to a screen changer in a system that processes flowable plastic. The screen changer includes an element, such as a portafilter, that is movable between two positions; two hydraulic pumps that effect position change of the screen changer; and a motor that operates both pumps. One pump provides greater flow volume and the other provides a lower flow volume, but with greater pressure. A non-return valve in the supply line to the hydraulic cylinder controls flow to the cylinder that moves the movable element between positions. The volume pump is used to move the movable element when resistance to movement of the screen is low and the high-pressure pump to move the element when resistance is high. The non-return valve selectively enables or interrupts flow from the pumps to the hydraulic cylinder. The screen changer allows use of a non-pressurized hydraulic fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kreyenborg GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Hartmann
  • Patent number: 8622221
    Abstract: A filtering device (100) for plastic melts exhibits at least one screen plunger (10) arranged movably between an inlet channel (5) and an outlet channel (6) of a housing (1) and containing replaceable, three-dimensional filter elements (25). The inside of the filter elements (25) is connected to at least one melt channel (11, 12) formed in the screen plunger (10). The melt channel is connected to the inlet or outlet channel (5, 6) of the housing (1) when in the production position. The screen plunger (10) exhibits at least one receiving chamber (14) that can be closed using a cover (16) on the face side. Several filter elements (25) are bundled with a central distribution element (20) to a filter cartridge (30) that can be placed in the receiving chamber (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Kreyenborg GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Hartmann, Michael Andress
  • Patent number: 8585897
    Abstract: A cylindrical back washing purification apparatus comprises a main body (1), a cylindrical through hole (2) transversely provided in the main body (1), a plunger (4) slidably connected in the axial direction arranged in the through hole (2), a feed channel (6) and a discharge channel (8) connected with the through hole (2) on the main body (1). The outer peripheral portion of the foreside of the plunger (4) is concaved inward to form an annular cavity (10) with the inner wall of the through hole (2), the annular cavity (10) is connected with the feed channel (6), a “L”-type hole (12) which is connected with the discharge channel (8) is provided on the plunger (4) from fore to back in the axial direction, filtering holes (14) for connecting the annular cavity (10) with the “L”-type hole (12) are opened on the concaved peripheral face of the plunger (4) in the radial direction, a detachable filter screen (15) is coupled with the concaved peripheral face of the plunger (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventors: Xun Wang, Zhenbao Wang, Zan Wang, Cao Wang
  • Patent number: 8449283
    Abstract: A die for forming an extrusion includes a die body, a body feed section and an extrusion forming section. The die body may include an inlet and an outlet defining an extrudate flow path through the die body. The body feed section may be positioned between the inlet and outlet and includes an arrangement of body feed channels. The extrusion forming section may be positioned between the body feed section and the outlet and includes a thin-wall forming portion fluidly coupled to at least one thick-wall forming portion. The thin-wall forming portion may include an array of pins extending from the body feed section towards the outlet and the thick-wall forming portion may include at least one baffle section positioned in the extrudate flow path through the thick-wall forming portion. The area of the thick-wall forming portion may be greater than an interstitial area between the pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Charles Currie, Mircea Despa, Paul Martin Elliott, Richard Curwood Peterson
  • Patent number: 8387942
    Abstract: A diamond disc manufacturing process includes the following steps. Firstly, a container is provided, and an adhesion layer is formed in the container. A hollow member having a plurality of meshes is covered on the adhesion layer. A plurality of diamond particles is implanted on the hollow member and embedded into the meshes of the hollow member, so that the diamond particles are adhered onto the adhesion layer. Then, a resin material is infused into the container, so that the diamond particles are bonded on the resin material. Finally, the resin material together with the diamond particles is released from the container, so as to obtain a diamond disc base with the diamond particles having uniform distribution and orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Kinik Company
    Inventors: Wei Huang, Cheng-Hsiang Chou, Chih-Chung Chou
  • Patent number: 8202423
    Abstract: A melt filter for cleaning a plastic melt issuing from an extruder has a wheel rotatable about an axis and having an outer rim and a plurality of spokes forming an annular array of axially open spaces, a pair of housing plates axially sandwiching and completely covering the wheel and forming offset from the axis a melt passage extending axially through the wheel at the spaces, and removable filter elements braced axially against the wheel at the spaces between the spokes and angularly movable with the wheel with the melt flowing through the filter elements when same are aligned with the passage. One of the plates being formed with an edge cutout. A part on the one housing plate that can cover and close the cutout during normal operation of the melt filter can open and uncover the cutout for changing the filter element aligned axially with the cutout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Gneuss, Daniel Gneuss
  • Patent number: 8146750
    Abstract: A system for extracting liquid from a mass comprising a portable platform having an upper surface, a system mass input, a polymer feeding and blending system on the upper surface, a liquid extraction assembly on the upper surface, and piping having a first section between the system mass input and the polymer feeding and blending system, and a second section between the polymer feeding and blending system and the liquid extraction assembly. The system is configured to have mass inputted into the system mass input, transport the mass to the polymer feeding and blending system through the first section of the piping, inject polymer into the mass in the polymer feeding and blending system, and transport the mass from the polymer feeding and blending system to the liquid extraction assembly. Pressure from mass forced into the liquid extraction assembly forces liquid in the mass to exit the mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Prime Solution, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Dendel
  • Patent number: 8066924
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for carrying out the method are for forming a sheet or film of thermoplastic polymer alloy by extruding an intimate blend of incompatible polymer materials, such as polypropylene dispersed in LLDPF, through an extruding die and stretching after extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Ole-Bendt Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 8029259
    Abstract: An array of nozzles is disclosed for forming multiple cellulose fibers. Each nozzle has a longitudinal central axis and includes a tube with a cross-section having a diameter through which an aqueous solution of cellulose and a solvent can be extruded into a molten filament. A first opening is present which surrounds each of the tubes. The first opening has a cross-section with a diameter, and each of the first openings is capable of emitting a pressurized gas which surrounds one of the extruded molten filaments. At least three second openings are spaced away from each of the first openings. Each of the second openings is capable of emitting a pressurized gas stream essentially parallel to the longitudinal central axis of each of the nozzles, and each of the pressurized gas streams functions to shroud one of the extruded molten filaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Reifenhauser GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Douglas B. Brown, Jeffrey D. Stark, Carmen A. Granato, Sr., Duane K. Zacharias
  • Patent number: 8029260
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for extruding cellulose fibers. The apparatus includes a first member, a second member and a third member all secured together. Multiple nozzles extend outward from the first member and each is designed to direct an aqueous cellulose solution therethrough. As the aqueous solution is extruded, it is accentuated and accelerated by pressurized gas flowing through the first member and the second member and out through first openings formed in the third member. The pressurized gas at least partially surrounds each nozzle and shelters the molten filaments extruded therefrom. The third member also has multiple second openings formed therethrough which are also connected to a source of pressurized gas. The pressurized gas streams exiting each of the second openings function to keep each of the molten filaments from contacting an adjacent molten filament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Reifenhauser GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Douglas B. Brown, Jeffrey D. Stark, Carmen A. Granato, Sr., Duane K. Zacharias
  • Patent number: 8017010
    Abstract: A device for filtering a liquid synthetic material. The device has a housing, a feed channel, a discharge channel, and backflow channels. The feed duct is subdivided into split-feed channels (2A, 2B). The cross-section of the orifice of the split-feed channels, where they open into the filter chambers, is smaller than the normal cross-section of the feed channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Kreyenborg Verwaltungen und Beteiligungen GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventor: Stefan Woestmann
  • Patent number: 8017002
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement and a device for filtering a fluid, particularly for plastic processing plants, wherein the pressure drop, or the flow rate reduction, created by the withdrawal of material from the process is sensitively balanced in that pressure constancy and flow rate constancy are achieved at the discharge duct (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Kreyenborg Verwaltungen und Beteiligungen GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventor: Stefan Woestmann
  • Publication number: 20110180956
    Abstract: A molding apparatus for producing a ceramic molding comprising a material-flowing path, a molding die disposed at one end of the material-flowing path, and a pressurizing means for extrusion-molding the molding material; the material-flowing path comprising pluralities of porous plates for passing the molding material and a screen fixed therebetween, and a method for producing a ceramic molding using this apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventor: Wataru Soga
  • Patent number: 7976706
    Abstract: A melt filter, for the purification of plastic melts, particularly dispensed from extruders, comprises a housing (1) with a melt channel (10), connecting a melt inlet (7) to a melt outlet (9), with a sieve disc (5), which may be rotated by a motorized ratchet drive provided in the melt channel (10), comprising recesses separated by ridges in a circular track for housing exchangeable filter elements and the housing (1) has a filter element changing station (13). The aim of the invention is that the above shall be designed such that large amounts of melt for filtering can be filtered in a cost-effective energy saving and space saving manner. The above is achieved by means of the housing comprising at least two melt inlets (7, 8) connected to the melt outlet (9) by at least two melt channels (10, 11) and in each melt channel (10, 11) a sieve disc (5, 6) driven on rotation by a motorized ratchet drive is provided and each sieve disc (5, 6) is provided with a filter element exchange station (13, 15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Detlef Gneuss
  • Patent number: 7975854
    Abstract: A system (10) for extracting liquid from a mass comprising a portable platform (12) having an upper surface (14), a system mass input (16), a polymer feeding and blending system (18) on the upper surface (14), a liquid extraction assembly (40) on the upper surface (14), and piping (22) having a first section (24) between the system mass input (16) and the polymer feeding and blending system (18), and a second section (26) between the polymer feeding and blending system (18) and the liquid extraction assembly (40). The system is configured to have mass inputted into the system mass input (16), transport the mass to the polymer feeding and blending system (18) through the first section (24) of the piping, inject polymer into the mass in the polymer feeding and blending system (18), and transport the mass from the polymer feeding and blending system (18) to the liquid extraction assembly (40). Pressure from the mass forced into the liquid extraction assembly (18) forces liquid in the mass to exit the mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Prime Solution, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Dendel
  • Patent number: 7661941
    Abstract: A machine for treating or processing a conveyable material, particularly a free-flowing or pasty material or a bulk material comprises at least one passage section having at least one passage through which the conveyable material, which is to be treated or processed, can be conveyed along a direction of conveyance. The at least one passage section forms at least one partial area of a channel of the machine and is mounted so that it can move in relation to this channel. This at least one passage section is coupled to at least one source, which is provided for effecting oscillations and by means of which the passage section can be set in mechanical oscillatory motion with regard to the channel of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Buehler AG
    Inventor: Boris Ouriev
  • Publication number: 20090285924
    Abstract: A jig for extrusion-forming is to be used to obtain a formed ceramic article by extrusion-forming. The jig for extrusion-forming includes a cylindrical extrusion passage into which kneaded clay is fed; a filtering mesh which is arranged to cover an inlet of the extrusion passage and which removes coarse particles and foreign matter from the clay; a first porous plate brought into contact with the filtering mesh and provided with a plurality of through-holes; a second porous plate arranged to leave a space from the first porous plate in the extrusion passage and provided with a plurality of through-holes; and a die arranged to leave a space from the second porous plate in the extrusion passage, and the arrangement of the through-holes of the first porous plate does not coincide with the arrangement of the through-holes of the second porous plate in the extruding direction of the clay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto MURAI
  • Patent number: 7594807
    Abstract: In a twin-screw extruder including a barrel, which has two screws disposed in parallel in its inside and an opening at one edge, and an extrusion molding die disposed to the opening side of the barrel through a straightening vane and a filter net, the straightening vane includes a first straightening vane and a second straightening vane, the first one has a hole forming region having plural through holes formed in a region whose size and shape are in agreement with the size and the shape of the inner periphery of the opening portion, and the second one has a hole structure whose size and shape of its inner periphery at one opening edge are in agreement with the size and the shape of the hole forming region, and its sectional area is reduced once in a process to the other opening edge and then expanded in a taper shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Inc
    Inventor: Yasunori Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 7419592
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for filtering a fluid, especially a liquefied plastic, said device comprising a housing, a supply channel, a discharge channel and optionally backwash channels. At least two filter elements are arranged in corresponding filter regions in the flow path of the fluid, in a filter carrier which is mounted in such a way that in can be perpendicularly displaced in relation to the direction of flow, said filter elements being able to communication with the supply channel and the discharge channel. Each filter region comprises two supply partial channels which are worked in to the filter carrier or the housing and are oriented away from the filter regions towards the discharge channel. Said discharge channel comprises housing partial channels which flow together to form the discharge channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Kreyenborg Verwaltungen und Beteilgungen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Robert Middler, Stefan Wostmann
  • Patent number: 7267234
    Abstract: A backflushable filtering apparatus for a molten material, particularly for a plastic melt, comprises a housing (1) in which a sieving arrangement (17) is provided which includes at least two sieving sections (16) separated from one another. The melt to be filtered is supplied to the sieving sections (16) through at least one distributor (3). The distributor (3) includes at least one control body (9) for backflushing which is moveable within a housing (53) that is provided with an inlet opening (4) for the material to be filtered. The control body (9), in a filtering position, unblocks the influx of material to be filtered to all sieving sections (16) through connection channels (23). However, in a backflushing position, the control body (9) interrupts the influx of material to the filtering section (16) to be backflushed and interconnects the connection channel (23) of the sieving section (16) flushed back with a discharge channel (28) located in the control body (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Helmut Bacher, Helmuth Schulz, Georg Wendelin, Wolfgang Dreu
  • Patent number: 7147774
    Abstract: A filtration apparatus for use in polymer processing includes a housing having an internal bore for directing polymer flow and a channel oriented transversely to the bore. A slide plate for supporting filters is movable through the channel and across the bore. An annular upstream seal ring sealably contacts the slide plate. A surface of the upstream seal ring facing the upstream direction is angled with respect to the bore. A plurality of ring segments are arranged to form an annular segmented ring. The segmented ring presents a tapered ring surface that is generally complimentarily angled relative to the angled surface of the upstream seal ring. Pressurized polymer flowing through the bore imparts radially forces on the ring segments, causing the ring segments to impart axial forces on the upstream seal ring to enhance the seal interface between the upstream seal ring and the slide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Polymer Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Howland B. Jones, III
  • Patent number: 7108500
    Abstract: Within a process for recycling of PET-material and/or objects of PET, the PET-material to be processed is heated and dried in the course of a pre-treatment step and simultaneously is crystallized at elevated temperature. This pre-treatment step is followed by a main-treatment step under vacuum. In this main-treatment step, the processed material is again dried and crystallized at a temperature that is higher than the temperature of the pre-treatment step. Preferably, also in the main-treatment step no plasticizing of the material takes place; the plasticizing or, respectively, melting of the material takes place only after the main-processing step. An apparatus for performing this process comprises a pre-processing device (3) in which the processed material is dried and simultaneously crystallized at elevated temperature, and, if desired, is also comminuted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Inventors: Helmut Bacher, Helmuth Schulz, Georg Wendelin
  • Patent number: 6852260
    Abstract: A process for preparing a cleansing bar having well-defined platelet striations therein which comprises extruding a cleansing bar composition having platelets therein to form a cleansing bar using an extruder having a perforated barrier across the cross section of the extruder, wherein the perforated barrier is located at a sufficient distance downstream from the spider to allow well-defined platelet striations to be observed in the finished cleansing bar with the human eye. The perforated barrier is located at a distance from the spider equal to at least about 60%, preferably at least about 70%, of the distance from the spider to the extruder cone outlet of the extruder. Generally, a standard extruder cone length from spider to cone outlet is about 483 mm to about 560 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Liem Vu, Matthew Edstrom, Armando San Juan
  • Patent number: 6843915
    Abstract: A device for cleaning melt filters which are intended for filtering melts, particularly plastic material melts in extruders, and which include at least one moveable sieve disc with one or more exchangeable sieve inserts, wherein at least one sieve insert is moveable into a flow of cleaning medium within the device in such a way that the sieve insert is located above or below an inlet opening of a cleaning duct. The sieve insert is arranged in the sieve disc at a distance from the surface of the sieve disc which faces the inlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Detlef Gneuss
  • Patent number: 6790025
    Abstract: An extrusion molding apparatus capable of improving the extrusion rate of the ceramic material without a major reconstruction of a drive system is disclosed. The extrusion molding apparatus comprises screw extruders (2, 3) including housings (29, 39) having screws (4, 5) built therein, wherein the ceramic material introduced into the housings (29, 39), respectively, is extruded by way of the forward end extrusion ports by rotating the screws (4, 5). The screws (4, 5) built in the screw extruders (2, 3), respectively, include pressure portions (41, 51) with the feed rate per revolution progressively decreased toward the forward end extrusion port, and extended portions (43, 53) with the feed rate per revolution progressively increased toward the forward end extrusion port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Yamaguchi, Hiromi Katou, Yasunao Miura
  • Patent number: 6776946
    Abstract: Increase or decrease in rubber extruding rate can be freely adjusted while keeping a sectional shape of a rubber extruded intermediate constant. A discharge port of a rubber flow path of a die plate is of a flat shape with a lower section and a higher section and with a height varying along a width direction. An extruding speed from the discharge port of the die plate is made uniform at positions along the width direction of said rubber extruded intermediate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiko Ohki
  • Patent number: 6716016
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spinneret for spinning thermoplastics. Said spinneret comprises a central polymer inlet channel, a filter assembly (2), consisting of one or more filter plates of various filtration grades, a spinneret plate (3) and a housing (1) which receives and tightly surrounds the filter assembly (2) and the spinneret plate (3). The selection of suitable materials and tolerances for the individual parts of the spinneret enables the sealing effect to be achieved at operating temperature by the increased expansion of the internal components, in relation to the external housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Zimmer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Heinz-Dieter Beeck, Roland Estelmann, Rainer Tietze, Andreas Weichel
  • Patent number: 6663378
    Abstract: Apparatus and a method for extruding a honeycomb, providing correction in bowing of the extruded honeycomb structure, employs a deflector device having a base plate including an aperture aligned in a direction parallel to the extrusion axis through which the plastic material is conveyed to the die, the aperture having a varying diameter; and, a slide plate movably mounted to the base plate, the deflector device positioned upstream of the extrusion die, the degree of bow reduction depending on the diameter or width of the aperture imparting a pressure drop gradient on the flow stream entering the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Eugene C. Grover, Robert B. Lubberts, Richard D. Putt
  • Patent number: 6641728
    Abstract: A device for filtering a liquid, in particular for filtering a polymer plastic melt, has a housing which includes an inlet channel, a connecting channel situated in a shaft and a discharge channel, as seen in the flow direction of the liquid to be filtered, where the connecting channel has at least two filters arranged side by side and aligned across the flow direction of the liquid in the connecting channel, and the shaft is mounted in a bore in the housing so that it is axially displaceable and is liquid-tight, so that by axial displacement of the shaft, the two filters can be moved between a filtration position in which the inlet channel is connected to the discharge channel through the connecting channel, and an externally accessible cleaning position in which the connection from the inlet channel to the discharge channel is interrupted, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: MAAG Pump Systems Textron GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Emhardt
  • Patent number: 6582598
    Abstract: Rotary filters, known within the polymer melt filtration industry, are improved by the provision of wave shaped filter support plates within the filter chambers of a rotatable disc of a filter. This rotatable disc filter has further a series of tabs, holddowns, or projections within this invention which further prevents the wave shaped filter media which conforms to the filter support from motion relative to the filter support and thus prevents damage to seals or the housing of the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Inventor: Hubert Patrovsky
  • Patent number: 6537454
    Abstract: A device for controlling the flow of plastics material, heated until flowable, through a housing, in particular a filtering device or a direction-control device for the plastics material, comprises a flow channel extending through the housing, and a plunger of circular cross-section longitudinally displaced in a bore of the housing transversely to the longitudinal direction of the flow channel. The plunger crosses the flow channel. An unslotted scraper ring is mounted outside the housing on a portion of the plunger projecting from the housing and is held by a stop so that the plunger is displaceable relative to the scraper ring. The inner diameter (d2) of the scraper ring is smaller than the diameter (d0) of the bore of the housing and also smaller than the diameter (d1) of the end of the plunger portion remote from the housing in the coldest operating state of that plunger portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Inventors: Helmut Bacher, Helmuth Schulz, Georg Wendelin
  • Patent number: 6533934
    Abstract: A filter-replacement cassette for an extruder. A housing (1) has at least one bore. The bores (2 & 3) extend above and below and at a right angle to the horizontally flowing plastic. A cartridge (4 or 5) that accommodates a replaceable filter (5) slides back and forth inside each bore. The object is to facilitate start-up operation. The cartridge accordingly has at least one tap (7, bore 15, or bore 45) permanently integrated into it in addition to the replaceable filter. The housing accommodates either a cartridge or a start-up outlet bore (16, 36, or 47). While the cartridge is in a prescribed position, the start-up outlet bore can communicate with the cartridge's tap and with an intake channel (13 or 31) for the extrudate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Inventors: Josef Trendelkamp, Jürgen Veltel
  • Patent number: 6500336
    Abstract: A polymer melt filtering device comprising a housing with an inflow (3) and an outflow (4) for the polymer melt, in addition to a slider (5) which can be sealingly displaced therebetween, perpendicular to said inflow and outflow. The slider (5) consists of filtering layers (7) which are supported in cavities (8) and which can be selectively placed in between the inflow and outflow. The housing is comprised of two parts (1, 2) that are arranged in such a way that their front surfaces face towards each other. The inventive device is characterised in that one of the parts of the housing (1, 2) is floatingly mounted; in that the parts of the housing are reinforced in the middle area of the housing by beads (11), whereby the edges thereof (pressure surfaces 12) are slanted towards the outside or are conical; and in that the parts of the housing (1, 2) are maintained by clamping plates (12-15) which can be placed against each and which encompass and clamp the beads (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Daniel Gneuss
  • Patent number: 6474967
    Abstract: A die head assembly for producing meltblown bicomponent fibers in a meltblown apparatus includes a die tip detachably mounted to an underside of a support member. The die tip has a row of channels defined therethrough terminating at exit orifices along a bottom edge of the tip. The channels receive and combine first and second polymers conveyed from the support member. A recess is defined along the top surface of the die tip and defines an upper chamber for each of the die tip channels. A plurality of breaker plates is removably supported in the recess in a stacked configuration. An upper one of the breaker plates has receiving holes defined therein to separately receive polymers from supply passages in the support member. The remaining breaker plates have holes defined therethrough configured to divide the polymers into separately polymer streams and to direct the polymer streams into the die tip channels, the number of polymer streams corresponding to the number of holes in the lowermost breaker plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan D. Haynes, Darryl Clark, Matthew Lake
  • Patent number: 6461133
    Abstract: A die head assembly for producing bicomponent meltblown fibers includes a die tip detachably mountable to a support member. The support member conveys first and second polymers separately to the die tip. The die tip has a row of channels defined therethrough that terminate at exit orifices or nozzles along the bottom edge of the die tip. These channels receive and combine the separate first and second polymers conveyed from the support member. An elongated recess is defined in the top surface of the die tip. The recess defines an upper chamber for each of the die tip channels. Stacked breaker plates are removably supported in the recess. The breaker plates have vertically aligned pairs of adjacent holes defined therethrough such that a pair of the aligned holes is disposed in each upper chamber of each channel. A filter screen is in the recess to separately filter the polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Lake, Darryl Clark, Bryan D. Haynes
  • Patent number: 6422852
    Abstract: A filter device for extruders and injection moulding machines designed to process thermoplastics, comprising filter elements that are fitted in at least two separate ducts of a housing between at least one main admission duct and one main exit duct and are interchangeably mounted in sieve carrier bolts in sieve openings that can be moved inwards and outwards with said sieve carrier bolts in the respective bore hole of the housing. At least one locking mechanism is provided in the vicinity of the main admission duct upstream from the sieve carrier bolts. When in a flow position, the locking mechanism does not impede the flow of plastic from the main admission duct to the filter elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Kreyenborg Verwaltungen und Beteiligungen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jan-Udo Kreyenborg, Rolf-Rüdiger Stude
  • Patent number: 6392007
    Abstract: At least two different liquid streams are sub-divided into a dense plurality of individually separated parallel pixels oriented in respective misregistered arrays. Therefore, an individual pixel of one of the liquid stream arrays will be surrounded by pixels of the other liquid stream array. These individual pixel arrays are then bought into contact with one another to form a multi-pixel liquid stream comprised of the misregistered pixel arrays of the two different liquid streams. The “pixelated” liquid stream—that is, the liquid stream containing in cross-section the misregistered pixel arrays of the two different liquid streams—may then be further processed. For example, the pixelated liquid stream may be subjected to further mixing by being directed along a tortuous flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Karl H. Buchanan, Wendel L. Burton, Charles F. Helms, Jr., John A. Hodan, Gary W. Shore
  • Patent number: 6375450
    Abstract: An improvement in a process of making honeycomb articles, which process utilizes a co-rotating, intermeshing twin screw extrusion apparatus to mix, screen, and extrude a batch of ceramic materials through a die, the improvement which comprises the steps of separating the mixing and screening phase from the extrusion phase, by passing the batch through a first co-rotating, intermeshing twin screw extruder or a mixer extruder to mix and screen the batch, and then directly passing the mixed and screened batch through a second co-rotating, intermeshing twin screw extruder or a pumping extruder to extrude said batch through a die assembly to produce a honeycomb article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Nancy A. Golomb, Christopher J. Malarkey
  • Patent number: 6342156
    Abstract: A multi-segment filter system is provided for continuous filtration of high viscosity materials, such as polymer melts. In particular, each segment comprises a filter screen positioned between a bottom breaker plate and a top cover plate. The filter screen has a fixed alignment in relation to the breaker plate and cover plate, to prevent the formation of undesirable gaps. In one example, the alignment is fixed through positioning of pins extending from the breaker plate and passing through apertures in the filter screen and cover plate. Two pins are preferably positioned on the breaker plate in a nonsymmetric manner to ensure that a multilayered filter screen is positioned adjacent the breaker plate in a desired orientation. Successive segments are positioned on end and preferably include overlapped filter screen portions, thus eliminating any gaps between each segment. Overlapping coupling connections may also be provided in adjacent breaker plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Assignee: Continental Pet Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Danny Sanders, Mark McCord, Richard Andrew, Kenneth Boldery, David Mullins, Robert Coyle
  • Patent number: 6325922
    Abstract: A filter device for filtering plastic melts includes a filter wheel having cavities which are covered by screening elements. A pressure sensor is provided in a melt inflow line upstream of the filter wheel. A pressure sensor is also provided in a melt outflow line downstream of the filter wheel. The pressure sensors measure the pressure drop across the filter. The melt inflow and outflow lines are connected to a melt channel in the filter device, respectively. A melt return line is in connection via a pump and a discharge line with a backflushing slot. The discharge line is connected to an accelerator for increasing pressure in surges. A further melt return/discharge line is connected via a 3-way valve and a return line to the melt inflow line or to a disposal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Assignee: Arteva Technologies S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Rainer Schaller, Eduard Lindner, Ralf Henke, Detlef Gneuss
  • Patent number: 6325217
    Abstract: A backflush attachment for a filtering device, in particular for a plastics melt filter, the backflush attachment comprising a housing having guide channels following an entry bore, as well as backflushing channels, and at least one rotary piston which enables a flow passage in the respective guide channel when in its passing position and which interrupts the passage in the guide channel from the entry bore to the filtering device when in its closing position while providing a connection of a portion of the respective guide channel with an associated backflushing channel leading outside of said housing, the rotary piston having an eccentrically arranged passage channel of constant cross-section substantially corresponding to the cross-section of the guide channel, the axis of rotation of the rotary piston extending eccentrical in corresponding manner relative to the axis of the guide channel, and the passage channel forming a part of the guide channel when the rotary piston is in its passing position, whereas
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Inventors: Gerhard Hehenberger, Andreas Teuber, Johannes Remili
  • Patent number: 6309570
    Abstract: A system for making extruded cement-based articles. The process can include forming a cement-based feed mixture including water, aggregate and binder and directing the feed mixture to a vacuum zone, wherein sufficient vacuum is maintained in the vacuum zone to remove entrained air and, preferably, excess water, from the feed mixture. The feed mixture is held in the vacuum zone at a negative pressure for a time sufficient to form a vacuum-treated or densified mixture. The vacuum-treated or densified mixture is passed through an extruder at an elevated pressure to provide an extruded cement-based article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: American Equipment Systems
    Inventor: Terence J. Fellabaum
  • Patent number: 6270703
    Abstract: The present invention includes a filtration apparatus for an injection molding machine where the injection molding machine includes a screw housed within a bore for generating molten polymer. A tip member extends axially from the screw. The tip member has radially extending upstream and downstream flanges positioned axially apart from each other. A filter encircles the tip member and is capable of filtering the molten polymer. An annular ring member encircles the tip member and is slidably positioned within the bore between the upstream and downstream flanges. The ring member is capable of sliding between the flanges for directing the molten polymer through the filter or preventing back flow of the molten polymer past the upstream flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Dynisco Extrusion, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Wildman, Delano B. Trott
  • Patent number: 6261079
    Abstract: At a distal end of a slide bar 4 which is axially slidably inserted in a through hole 1a of a housing 1 is formed a cylindrical filter chamber 7. The filter chamber 7 has a communicating hole 6 communicating with an inlet 3 provided in the housing 1 and a concave 5 formed at an outer peripheral face thereof except an area adjacent to the communicating hole 6 and communicating with an inlet 2 provided in the housing 1. The concave 5 is provided with a plurality of fitting holes 11 extending from the outer peripheral face toward an axis core of the filter chamber and spaced in circumferential and axial directions with respect to one another. Into each of the fitting holes 11 is inserted a screen cartridge 8 which consists of a breaker plate of a perforated plate in a form of a bottomed conical tube and a net member in a form of a bottomed conical tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: The Japan Steel Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Ishida
  • Patent number: 6241503
    Abstract: A composite yarn formed of at least two different individual polymeric fibers may be spun by directing at least two streams of different polymer melts (e.g., polymer melts of different colors and/or characteristics) to a spin pack such that one of the streams has a greater volumetric throughput as compared to the volumetric throughput of the other stream. The polymer streams are each distributed within the spin pack among individual filtration chambers so that the filtration chambers receive substantially the same volumetric throughput allotment of the polymer melt streams. In such a manner, the polymer melt streams are distributed among the filtration chambers in substantially equal throughput allotments even though the total throughput of the melt streams of each of the different polymers may be unequal. The filtered polymer melt streams may then be directed through fiber-forming orifices of a spinneret plate to form the composite yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Donald E. Wright, William C. Flynn, III
  • Patent number: 6238558
    Abstract: A slide plate filter changer having an upstream seal ring bearing on the filter carrier in the operative position to prevent fluid leakage into the filter carrier channel. The seal ring is subjected to bimodal longitudinal forces respectively produced by screws adjustably bearing on tapered surfaces of the seal ring and the pressure force of the fluid resulting from the difference between the upstream and downstream effective surface areas of the seal ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Beringer LLC
    Inventor: Daniel K. Kelley
  • Patent number: RE37681
    Abstract: A filter member includes a breaker plate having an increased filtering area without any deterioration in screen back-up capability. This filter member is adapted to filter off impurities of resin melt and is disposed in a resin passage. The filter member includes a screen and a breaker plate for backing up the screen. The breaker plate has resin passageways in the form of elongated slits extending as intersecting the flow direction of resin material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho
    Inventors: Yasuo Yoshii, Nobuki Nagami, Nobuhiro Yamasaki, Yoshiaki Nakata, Shinichi Fukumizu, Osamu Ikeda