With Cutting, Severing Or Comminuting Means Patents (Class 425/202)
  • Patent number: 10632082
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for manufacturing a transdermal delivery device comprising a backing layer, a release liner, and an adhesive layer between the backing layer and release liner. More specifically, the invention is directed to a process of preparing an adhesive layer, wherein the adhesive layer is comprised of polyisobutylene and an active pharmaceutical ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Mylan Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Adam Baird, Brad L. Barnett, Russell D. Beste
  • Patent number: 9744689
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for the pretreatment and subsequent conveying or plastification of plastics, with a container with a mixing and/or comminution implement that is rotatable around an axis of rotation, wherein, in a side wall, an aperture is formed, through which the plastics material can be removed, a multiscrew conveyor being provided, with at least two screws rotating in a housing, wherein the imaginary continuation of the longitudinal axis of the conveyor in a direction opposite to the direction of conveying passes the axis of rotation, where, on the outflow side, there is an offset distance between the longitudinal axis of the screw closest to the container and the radius that is parallel to the longitudinal axis, and in that the two screws closest to the intake aperture are counter-rotating relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: EREMA ENGINEERING RECYCLING MASCHINEN UND ANLAGEN GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Feichtinger, Manfred Hackl
  • Patent number: 9662818
    Abstract: A method of influencing a melt temperature in a plasticizing cylinder of a plasticizing unit (1) for an injection molding machine having a plasticizing screw (4) arranged rotatably and displaceably in a cylinder bore of the plasticizing cylinder which extends axially, wherein metering of plastic granular material fed to the plasticizing unit (1) is effected in dependence on a desired melt temperature in the plasticizing unit (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ENGEL AUSTRIA GMBH
    Inventor: Klaus Straka
  • Patent number: 9566720
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for the pretreatment and subsequent conveying or plastification of plastics, with a container with a mixing and/or comminution implement that is rotatable around an axis of rotation, wherein, in a side wall, an aperture is formed, through which the plastics material can be removed, a multiscrew conveyor being provided, with at least two screws rotating in a housing, wherein the imaginary continuation of the longitudinal axis of the conveyor in a direction opposite to the direction of conveying passes the axis of rotation, where, on the outflow side, there is an offset distance between the longitudinal axis of the screw closest to the container, on the outflow side, and the radius that is parallel to the longitudinal axis, and in that the screws co-rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: EREMA ENGINEERING RECYCLING MASCHINEN UND ANLAGEN GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Feichtinger, Manfred Hackl
  • Patent number: 9296128
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for the processing of plastics, with a container with a rotatable mixing and/or comminution implement, where, in a side wall, an aperture is formed, and a conveyor being provided, with a screw rotating in a housing, where the imaginary continuation of the longitudinal axis of the conveyor in a direction opposite to the direction of conveying passes the axis of rotation, and wherein the radial distance (mb) between the implement and the inner surface of the side wall of the container is in the range from 15 mm to 120 mm, and complies with the following relationship: mb=k*DB, where DB is the internal diameter of the container in mm and k is a constant in the range from 0.006 to 0.16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: EREMA ENGINEERING RECYCLING MASCHINEN UND ANLAGEN GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Feichtinger, Manfred Hackl
  • Patent number: 9289919
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for the pretreatment and subsequent conveying or plastification of plastics, with a container with a mixing and/or comminution implement that is rotatable around an axis of rotation. In a side wall, an aperture is formed, through which the plastics material can be removed, a conveyor being provided, with a screw rotating in a housing. The apparatus is characterized in that the imaginary continuation of the longitudinal axis of the conveyor in a direction opposite to the direction of conveying passes the axis of rotation, there being, on the outflow side, an offset distance between the longitudinal axis and the radius that is parallel to the longitudinal axis, that the L/D ratio of the screw is greater than or equal to 7, and that the compressing format of the screw begins only from a distance (A) of more than 1.5 times the diameter (d) of the screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: EREMA ENGINEERING RECYCLING MASCHINEN UND ANLAGEN GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Feichtinger, Manfred Hackl
  • Patent number: 9289774
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for the processing of plastics, having a container with a rotatable mixing implement, where a conveyor is provided, with a screw rotating in a housing, wherein the imaginary continuation of the longitudinal axis of the conveyor in a direction opposite to the direction of conveying passes the axis of rotation, where, on the outflow side, there is an offset distance between the longitudinal axis and the radial that is parallel to the longitudinal axis, wherein on the internal wall area of the container, there is at least one bar-shaped deflector which is directed into the interior of the container, and the height profile of which decreases in the direction of rotation of the mixing implement, seen from above, and the angle included thereby, over its length, with a plane (E) perpendicular to the axis of rotation of the mixing implements is an acute angle (?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: EREMA ENGINEERING RECYCLING MASCHINEN UND ANLAGEN GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Feichtinger, Manfred Hackl
  • Patent number: 9266272
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for the processing of plastics, with a container with a rotatable mixing implement, wherein the imaginary continuation of the longitudinal axis of a conveyor in a direction opposite to the direction of conveying passes the axis of rotation, where, on the outflow side, there is an offset distance between the longitudinal axis and the radial parallel to the longitudinal axis, wherein in the wall section that is part of the housing and that immediately follows the intake aperture in the direction of conveying and that completely surrounds the screw, a pocket extends in the direction of conveying, starting at the downstream edge of the intake aperture over a length (L), where 0.8 d?L?9 d, where d is the external diameter or the diameter of the envelope curve of the screw in the wall section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: EREMA ENGINEERING RECYCLING MASCHINEN UND ANLAGEN GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Feichtinger, Manfred Hackl
  • Patent number: 9266255
    Abstract: Disclosed in an apparatus for the processing of plastics, with a container with a rotatable mixing implement, wherein a conveyor being provided, with a screw rotating in a housing, wherein the imaginary continuation of the longitudinal axis of the conveyor in a direction opposite to the direction of conveying passes the axis of rotation, there being, on the outflow side, an offset distance between the longitudinal axis and the radius that is parallel to the longitudinal axis, and wherein the smallest possible distance (ms) between the implement and screw is described by the following relationship: ms?k*d+K, where d is the diameter of the screw in mm, K is a factor in the range from 20 to 100, more particularly 20 to 80, k is a factor in the range from 0.03 to 0.4, more particularly 0.04 to 0.25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: EREMA ENGINEERING RECYCLING MASCHINEN UND ANLAGEN GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Feichtinger, Manfred Hackl
  • Patent number: 9221198
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for processing plastics, having a mixing implement rotatable around an axis of rotation, wherein, in a side wall, an aperture is formed, through which the plastics material is removed, a conveyor being provided, with a screw rotating in a housing wherein the imaginary continuation of the longitudinal axis of the conveyor in a direction opposite to the direction of conveying passes the axis of rotation, and on the outflow side, an offset distance between the longitudinal axis and the radial that is parallel to the longitudinal axis, and the diameter D of the container has the following relationship to the diameter d of the screw: D = 10 · K · d 2 3 , where D is the internal diameter in mm of the container d is the diameter in mm of the screw and K is a constant which is in the range from 60 to 180.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: EREMA ENGINEERING RECYCLING MASCHINEN UND ANLAGEN GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Feichtinger, Manfred Hackl
  • Patent number: 9216522
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for processing of plastics, with a container with a mixing implement, and a conveyor provided with a screw rotating in a housing, the housing being divided into two chambers, the frontal chamber having an intake aperture, and the rearward chamber having at least one degassing aperture, the two chambers being connected to one another through a channel having a melt filter, wherein the imaginary continuation of the longitudinal axis of the conveyor in a direction opposite to the direction of conveying passes the axis of rotation, wherein the distance from the opening of the channel into the rearward chamber to the degassing aperture is in a range from 1.5 to 15 times the nominal diameter (d) of the screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: EREMA ENGINEERING RECYCLING MASCHINEN UND ANLAGEN GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Feichtinger, Manfred Hackl
  • Patent number: 9061442
    Abstract: An extruder has an intake barrel, a degassing drum connected to, downstream from, and coaxial with the intake barrel, and an output barrel connected to, downstream from, and coaxial with the intake barrel and degassing drum. A driven shaft extends through the drum and barrels and is rotated for forming a plastic melt and advancing the melt through the intake barrel, degassing drum, and output barrel. A plurality of degassing screws surround the driven shaft in the degassing drum. A screw guide rotationally fixed to the shaft has respective seats for the degassing screws. Respective drive gears rotationally fixed but removably mounted on the degassing screws are received in respective seats in a gear guide separate from the screw guide and rotationally fixed to the shaft. A ring gear is rotationally fixed but removably mounted in the degassing drum and meshes with the drive gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: GNEUSS GMBH
    Inventors: Detlef Gneuss, Stephan Gneuss, Daniel Gneuss
  • Publication number: 20150147458
    Abstract: Methods and systems for preparing a processed food composition that is sized and shaped to facilitate independent dining are presented. A method, in one embodiment, includes selecting cooked menu items, combining them using a grinder or food processor into a mixture, and then shaping the mixture into a processed food composition that includes one or more substantially graspable sizes and shapes. The cooked menu items selected for mixing may include protein, carbohydrate, and/or vegetable, producing a food composition that is substantially nutritionally balanced. The system may include a food processor, such as a grinder or mixer, and a shaping tool for forming the combined foods into desired shapes and sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Sarah E. Gorham, Debra Stone Morris
  • Publication number: 20150145161
    Abstract: A method for producing powder from a coarsely granular, thermoplastic material, comprising a homogenizing first device produces a first melt from a non-homogeneous pre-mixture of the material; first chips are produced from the first melt in a second device; the chips are milled to a powder; the powder is separated into at least two fractions with coarser and finer particle sizes; and a selected fraction with finer particle sizes is returned to the method prior to milling; wherein a second melt is produced from the selected fraction in a non-homogenizing third device, with second chips being produced from the latter, and the second chips are combined with the first chips and milled with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: BBA Innova AG
    Inventor: Urs Kirchhofer
  • Publication number: 20150133585
    Abstract: A process of obtaining plastic compound based on fibrous plant material, plastic compound based on obtained fibrous plant material and equipment for extrusion of plastic compound based on fibrous plant material. The objective is to fundamentally give to the final product a greater mechanical resistance against natural degrading agents, such as weather and infestations, and to this end, proposes changes in its procedural and manufacturing stages, in order to provide, essentially, the increase in the density of the final product, making it more compressed and maintaining its organoleptic properties unchanged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Luiz Ribeiro OLIVEIRA NASCIMENTO COSTA, Omar Natam KLEMP REGO, Renato BATISTA Junior, Dijalma OLIVEIRA ROCHA Junior
  • Patent number: 9022768
    Abstract: A multi stage auger system having a hopper with a first diameter opening tapering to a second smaller diameter opening, coupled to an auger tube at the second smaller diameter opening. An auger entry spiral with generally helical shape and a sweep arm coupled thereto, the spiral and the sweep arm skimming inside the product hopper to entrain the semi-solid materials from the hopper wall and, through the shape of the spiral, moving materials through the hopper from the first opening towards the second smaller opening. During this entrainment and movement by the spiral and sweep arm a space is left between the spiral and the sweep arm to remove air and voids from the semi-solid material through the movement. The auger has a first coarse pitch providing further removal of air/void spaces and a second finer pitch providing further movement under higher pressures near an exit of the auger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Norman G. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20150024079
    Abstract: The dough-skin folding device contains two or more folding assemblies above a conveyor belt. Each folding assembly contains a base plate and a transmission member beneath the base plate. The transmission member contains pairs of shafts arranged in two rows. Each shaft has a bottom end engaged by a rotatable roller. A pair of the rollers, driven by a power source, makes the other rollers to spin synchronously through transmission belts. A spatula is positioned in front of each folding assembly, and contains a curved blade aligned to the gap between the two rows of rollers. When a dough-skin is moved towards the folding assembles, the dough-skin's lateral sides are scraped up by spatulas and they are folded towards the middle by rollers into a loaf of dough having three layers of dough-skin for subsequent processes. The loaf of dough has multi-level mouthfeel similar to one manually made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: YU-CHU WANG, KAI-PO KAO, JUI-FENG CHU
  • Patent number: 8926307
    Abstract: A dough depositing machine adapted for use in the manufacture of non-traditional baked goods and methods related thereto. Non-traditional dough (e.g., gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, vegetarian, or vegan dough) may have properties that are more difficult to accommodate during manufacturing than the properties of traditional dough. Accordingly, various components of the dough depositing machine may be adapted to operate with non-traditional dough. For example, at least one of a dough delivery mechanism, a forming portion, a cutting assembly and a controller of the dough depositing machine may be adapted for use with non-traditional dough. These components of a dough depositing mechanism may be provided as originally manufactured equipment or may be retrofit to an existing dough depositing machine designed for use with traditional dough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Dale Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 8926308
    Abstract: A dough extruder is disclosed that is configured to provide a continuous dough rope suitable for cracker products using a straight extended low friction compression chamber and a die plate oriented substantially perpendicular to a laminar flow of the dough. In one embodiment, the extruder can have a compressive force sufficient to extrude a plastic mass in a laminar flow in the range of about less than 120 psi; a compression chamber providing for an interior coefficient of friction in the range of about 0.2 and 0.35; and a die plate horizontally aligned with the longitudinal axis of the compressive force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Mihaelos Nicholas Mihalos, Chris E Robinson, Jack Kitchell
  • Publication number: 20140361465
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for recycling furniture containing wooden parts, in particular bed bases, the method comprising the following steps: a step (20) of grinding the wooden parts to form ground wood; a mixing step (22) in which a mixture is prepared, the mixture comprising a predetermined quantity of bi-component fibers; a step (24) of forming a non-consolidated web of material from the mixture; a step (26) of thermally consolidating the non-consolidated web of material; a step (27) of calendering the consolidated web of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Ecoval Environnement
    Inventors: Remy Lanza, Salim Touati
  • Publication number: 20140295016
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for the processing of plastics, with a container with a rotatable mixing, where, in a side wall, an aperture is formed, where a conveyor is provided, with a screw rotating in a housing, wherein the imaginary continuation of the longitudinal axis of the conveyor in a direction opposite to the direction of conveying passes the axis of rotation, and wherein the ratio (V) of the active container volume (SV) to the feed volume (BV) of the container or of the cutter compactor (1), where V=SV/BV, is one where 4?V?30, where the active container volume (SV) is defined by the formula SV = D 3 ? ? 4 and D is the internal diameter of the container, and where the feed volume (BV) is defined by the formula BV = D 2 ? ? 4 · H , where H is the height of the intake aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Klaus Feichtinger, Manfred Hackl
  • Publication number: 20140287081
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for the pretreatment and subsequent conveying or plastification of plastics, with a container with a mixing and/or comminution implement that is rotatable around an axis of rotation, wherein, in a side wall, an aperture is formed, through which the plastics material can be removed, a multiscrew conveyor being provided, with at least two screws rotating in a housing, wherein the imaginary continuation of the longitudinal axis of the conveyor in a direction opposite to the direction of conveying passes the axis of rotation, where, on the outflow side, there is an offset distance between the longitudinal axis of the screw closest to the container, on the outflow side, and the radius that is parallel to the longitudinal axis, and in that the screws co-rotate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Gesellschaft M. B. H.
    Inventors: Klaus Feichtinger, Manfred Hackl
  • Publication number: 20140271968
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for the pretreatment and subsequent conveying or plastification of plastics, with a container with a mixing and/or comminution implement that is rotatable around an axis of rotation, wherein, in a side wall, an aperture is formed, through which the plastics material can be removed, a conveyor being provided, with a screw rotating in a housing, wherein the imaginary continuation of the longitudinal axis of the conveyor in a direction opposite to the direction of conveying passes the axis of rotation, where, on the outflow side, there is an offset distance between the longitudinal axis and the radius that is parallel to the longitudinal axis, and in that screw rotates clockwise, when seen from the starting point of the screw in the direction towards the end or towards the discharge aperture of the conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Klaus Feichtinger, Manfred Hackl
  • Publication number: 20140234462
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for the processing of plastics, with a container with a rotatable mixing implement, wherein the imaginary continuation of the longitudinal axis of a conveyor in a direction opposite to the direction of conveying passes the axis of rotation, where, on the outflow side, there is an offset distance between the longitudinal axis and the radial parallel to the longitudinal axis, wherein in the wall section that is part of the housing and that immediately follows the intake aperture in the direction of conveying and that completely surrounds the screw, a pocket extends in the direction of conveying, starting at the downstream edge of the intake aperture over a length (L), where 0.8 d?L?9 d, where d is the external diameter or the diameter of the envelope curve of the screw in the wall section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Gesellschaft M.B.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Feichtinger, Manfred Hackl
  • Publication number: 20140234461
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for the processing of plastics, with a container with a mixing implement rotatable around an axis of rotation, wherein, in a side wall, an aperture is formed, through which the plastics material can be removed, and a conveyor, with a screw rotating in a housing, wherein the imaginary continuation of the longitudinal axis of the conveyor in a direction opposite to the direction of conveying passes the axis of rotation, and wherein the L/D ratio of the screw is ?7, and wherein the setting angle (y) of the radially outermost mixing implement, closest to the base, complies with the following relationship: ?=k*d+K, where d is the diameter of the screw in mm, K is a factor in the range from 15 to 35, k is a factor in the range from 0.08 to 0.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Gesellschaft M.B.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Feichtinger, Manfred Hackl
  • Publication number: 20130283870
    Abstract: The invention relates to the agricultural industry, specifically to the processing of organic waste materials (livestock and poultry farming waste, domestic and industrial waste water, straw, peat and other organic substances) to produce organomineral fertilizers in granulated form. The method for producing a granulated organomineral fertilizer from organic waste materials comprises feeding the mixture components, removing mechanical impurities, mixing with the addition of mineral components, grinding, decontaminating, homogenizing, granulating and drying. The grinding, decontamination, homogenization and granulation processes are performed simultaneously on continuously operating heated rollers with the mass to be processed being passed through shaping rings of the rollers and with cutting to form granules. The granules are dried to a set moisture content in a continuously operating heated vacuum dryer operating in pulsed vacuum modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Yakov Kuzmich Abramov, Vladimir Mihailovich Veselov, Viktor Mihailovich Viktor, Vitaly Grigorevich Tamurka, Veniamin Sergeevich Volodin, Vladimir Dmitrievich Evdokimov, Nikolay Dmitrievich Argunov, Ljubov Viktorovna Motovilova, Lidija Petrovna Bogdanova, Boris Ivanovich Mironov, Elena Vladimirovna Taleeva, Nikolay Vladimirovich Dvoryaninov
  • Publication number: 20130134619
    Abstract: A batch mixer is equipped with a plunger for pushing material from the batch mixer. The batch mixer includes a mixer tank structured to accommodate material. The mixer further includes a mixer head comprising at least one blade structured to blend the material within the mixer tank. The mixer further includes a plunger mechanism structured to push the blended material directly from the mixer tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: KING ABDULAZIZ CITY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Fares D. ALSEWAILEM
  • Publication number: 20120328723
    Abstract: Methods and systems for producing superabsorbent polymer particles for use in agricultural applications are disclosed. A monomer is graft polymerized onto a starch to form a starch graft copolymer. The moisture content of the starch graft copolymer is reduced through the use of an extruder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Absorbent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Milan H. Savich, Rodney L. Forni, William Chambers
  • Publication number: 20120237630
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for volume division of bread-making, bakery, and pastry dough and the like, contained in a hopper. The method includes allowing the dough to flow by gravity into a chamber capable of measuring an amount of dough to be divided and extending beneath an opening located at the base of the hopper. The chamber is at least partly closed. The volume division of the dough into dough pieces of the amount of dough contained in the chamber is started. The divided dough pieces from the chamber are removed to be set on a discharge carrier. The invention also concerns a device for implementing the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: MECATHERM, Societe Anonyme
    Inventor: Claude VOEGTLIN
  • Publication number: 20120201919
    Abstract: An extruder system for extruding material through a die/extrude insert in an opening in an extruder plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: JAMES M. PINCHOT
  • Publication number: 20120196020
    Abstract: Feed block containing feed particles, at least one binding agent and liquid wherein the binding agent is selected from the group consisting of cold-water soluble starch or cold-water soluble, vegetable protein; and the feed block contains less than 40% of water by weight. Also described is a method for forming a feed block and an apparatus for manufacturing of the feed block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: TROUW INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Karl Sveinsvoll, Angus Denwood
  • Patent number: 8231375
    Abstract: An apparatus for wet granulating a powder material comprises:—a barrel having a granulation chamber and being provided with a first inlet (1) for receiving said powder material and for supplying it to said granulation chamber and with a second inlet (2) for receiving a granulating liquid and for supplying it to said granulation chamber, said granulation having an aperture (9) for discharge of granules from said barrel, and—a transporting means (S) for advancing said powder material toward the end of said granulation chamber while granulating it with the aid of said granulating liquid, said transporting means (S) comprising a first transport zone (4) at its rear end, an agglomeration zone (5) downstream from the first transport zone (4) and a second transport zone (8) at its front end, said first inlet (1) and said second inlet (2) being positioned above the first transport zone (4), wherein said aperture (9) has a shape tightly fitting the terminal portion of the transporting means (S) for directly dischargin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Universiteit Gent
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Remon, Chris Vervaet, Eseldin Keleb, An Vermeire
  • Publication number: 20120187323
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing an insulating composite containing mineral fibers, aerogel and binder. This method implies the step of suspending the fiber webs and aerosol in an air flow thereby disentangling the fiber webs and mixing fibers, aerosol and eventually binder homogeneously. The apparatus described combines spinning of the fibers, collecting them as webs, disentangling the fiber webs in suspended air, mixing the fibers with aerogel and cement as well as pressing and curing the mixture to a consolidated product of density 150 to 800 kg/m3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Kristian Skovgard Jorgensen, Ulrich Bauer, Gorm Rosenberg, Kenn Christensen
  • Patent number: 7997887
    Abstract: A cutter device includes a fixing holder, a spherical cylinder, and a cutter holder. The fixing holder has a through hole, and a spherical outer circumferential surface in which a key groove is formed. The spherical cylinder includes a through hole that has a spherical inner circumferential surface in which a key groove having a spherical bottom surface is formed, and a spherical outer circumferential surface having a key groove formed at a position shifted around a rotational axis with respect to the key groove. The cutter holder includes a through hole that has a spherical inner circumferential surface in which a through hole having a spherical bottom surface is formed, and a cutter blade. These components are rotationally slidably connected by keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: The Japan Steel Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Makida, Hideo Kubo, Kenji Nishimoto, Yoshitaka Yamada
  • Patent number: 7910030
    Abstract: An apparatus for wet granulating a powder material comprises: —a barrel having a granulation chamber and being provided with a first inlet (1) for receiving said powder material and for supplying it to said granulation chamber and with a second inlet (2) for receiving a granulating liquid and for supplying it to said granulation chamber, said granulation having an aperture (9) for discharge of granules from said barrel, and —a transporting means (S) for advancing said powder material toward the end of said granulation chamber while granulating it with the aid of said granulating liquid, said transporting means (S) comprising a first transport zone (4) at its rear end, an agglomeration zone (5) downstream from the first transport zone (4) and a second transport zone (8) at its front end, said first inlet (1) and said second inlet (2) being positioned above the first transport zone (4), wherein said aperture (9) has a shape tightly fitting the terminal portion of the transporting means (S) for directly discharg
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Universiteit Gent
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Remon, Chris Vervaet, Eseldin Keleb, An Vermeire
  • Publication number: 20110049763
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and to a device for injection molding plastic material, wherein the starting plastic material to be treated is first subjected to a pretreatment, wherein the plastic material is heated in a receiving container at a temperature below the melting temperature while constantly being mixed, and thereby at the same time is crystallized, dried and/or cleaned and/or the intrinsic viscosity thereof is increased. According to the invention, the plastic material pretreated in this way is transferred into a screw injection molding machine (10) having a screw (16) rotating in a housing (17) and being axially displaceable therein and/or acting as a piston, is plasticized in said screw, and molded into a molded part, for example a preform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Manfred Hackl, Klaus Feichtinger, Gerhard Wendelin
  • Patent number: 7842221
    Abstract: To produce filled thermoplastic polymers starting from a waste thermoplastic base material, the base thermoplastic material is fed into a container (1) provided with a device for mixing and stirring (2,3) in which the base thermoplastic material is softened, the required filler is fed into said device and stirring is continued to thoroughly blend filler and softened material, subsequently collecting the softened and filled material from said container and subjecting it to an extrusion or other densification step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Magma Trade Di Mauro Magni & C. SAS
    Inventors: Mauro Magni, Giuseppe Delzotto
  • Publication number: 20100297372
    Abstract: A method of forming a reinforced building product from garbage, comprising the steps of sorting garbage, shredding plastics within the garbage, shredding fibers within the garbage, heating the shredded plastics, forming a slurry from the plastics and fibers, disposing the slurry within an extrusion cavity, extruding the fluid through a venturi, and allowing the extruded materials to cool. Garbage is separated into plastics, fibers, and other materials. Plastics are shredded to facilitate melting. Fibers are shredded to macroscopic lengths no greater than a maximum internal diameter of a venturi. The plastics are melted. The melted plastics are mixed with fibers and other material to form a slurry that is extruded from a cavity through a venturi, thereby causing significant alignment of the shredded fibers within the slurry in an outer region of the extruded slurry. Cooled, there is reinforced building material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Al Braun, JR., Daryl D. Reavis, Michael W. Starkweather
  • Publication number: 20100143522
    Abstract: A molded article formed using crushed chips of a thermosetting plastic, and a method and apparatus for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The method includes performing primary crushing of an article formed from a thermosetting plastic to produce fragments of the article, performing secondary crushing of the fragments of the article with a crusher to produce crushed chips, mixing a resin material and an additive with the crushed chips to produce a molding powder, and performing extrusion molding of the molding powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Peter Y. Sibbett
  • Publication number: 20100143523
    Abstract: A counter-rotating twin screw extruder includes a motor that generates power through speed reduction of a gear box to directly or indirectly drive two symmetric screw shafts inside an enclosure barrel for synchronous but opposite rotations. Each screw shaft is fit with at least one section of screw and the two screws forms screw flight that are set in opposite directions and alternating each other. The barrel contains therein at least one flow restriction die. A bearing box is set between the barrel and the gear box. The purpose is to reduce unnecessarily induced mechanical energy during the conveyance of material and the advantages of using an independent bearing box are that manufacturing costs are reduced and consumption of energy is cut down. Parts wearing is reduced and durability is enhanced to eventually realize carbon reduction and energy saving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Shou-Chih CHANG
  • Patent number: 7648357
    Abstract: An extruder has a casing with at least one bore. One screw each is arranged in the bore in a rotatably drivable manner and is provided with a screw tip adjoining a nozzle plate. A shearing tool is arranged at the screw tip directly in front of the nozzle plate and is provided with at least one arm, with a shearing gap being formed between said arm and the nozzle plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Coperion GmbH
    Inventors: Maria Hölzel, Dirk Kyrion
  • Patent number: 7641830
    Abstract: A method of continuously feeding film pieces for the molding process includes a film preparation task, a film drawing task, a film cutting task and a film feeding task. The film preparation task includes preparing a roll of film and drawing the film out and fixing a head end thereof at a first position. The film drawing task includes holding the film and drawing the film along a film feeding direction to have the head end to a second position. The film cutting task includes cutting the film off to have a film piece,. The film feeding task includes holding the film piece and moving the film piece to a third position. The film preparation task, the film drawing task and film cutting task are repeated in sequence for continuously feeding film pieces for the molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Snyang Yu Enterprise Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Tsung-Wen Yu
  • Publication number: 20090238911
    Abstract: The clay extruder includes a drum 2 having a screw 4 having a rotary shaft 6, a spiral rotary blade 5 for feeding the clay under pressure while kneading the clay fed into the screw, a pressure raising portion 10 to feed the clay under pressure while kneading the clay, and a rectifying portion 11 provided on the side of an extrusion port 20 in the drum 2 to rectify the clay into a columnar shape. The rectifying portion 11 has a rectifying rotary blade 7 whose intervals being longer than that of the rotary blade; an angle formed between the face on the side of the extrusion port in a sectional shape of the rectifying rotary blade cut along the central line of the rotary shaft 6 and the central line gradually decreases, as the rectifying rotary blade comes close to the extrusion port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinzo HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 7530806
    Abstract: A cutting assembly for cutting a material extruded from a die can include a wiper adapted to connect to an auger or a rotating member, a die holder plate disposed adjacent the wiper, a cutter member disposed downstream from the die holder plate, and a pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: JMP Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Pinchot
  • Publication number: 20090017180
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for volume division of bread-making, bakery, and pastry dough and the like, contained in a hopper. The method includes allowing the dough to flow by gravity into a chamber capable of measuring an amount of dough to be divided and extending beneath an opening located at the base of the hopper. The chamber is at least partly closed. The volume division of the dough into dough pieces of the amount of dough contained in the chamber is started. The divided dough pieces from the chamber are removed to be set on a discharge carrier. The invention also concerns a device for implementing the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: MECATHERM, Societe Anonyme
    Inventor: Claude Voegtlin
  • Patent number: 7469629
    Abstract: A homogenising and kneading mixer comprising a premixer (12) placed upstream from a kneader and at least two kneading screws (20, 21) in turn connected with a vacuum tank (37) feeding final compression screws (44), in which the kneader has a containment cylinder (19a, 19b) and respective kneading screws (20, 21) realised in portions of different diameter, a first portion of smaller diameter (19a, 20a, 21a) arranged at a pasta scrap feeding conduit (25) and a second portion of greater diameter (19b, 20b, 21b) arranged at the premixer (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignees: FAVA S.p.A., STORCI S.p.A.
    Inventors: Enrico Fava, Anzio Storci
  • Publication number: 20080197520
    Abstract: In order to manufacture articles in the form of sheets or blocks of conglomerate stone or stone-like material, single mixes are prepared in mixers (18a,b,c,) arranged in a line and at intervals along a conveyor belt (12), each mixer depositing on said conveyor belt a layer of single mix which is arranged on top of the mix deposited by the mixer immediately upstream, forming a multiple mix which is then fed in an axially offset position to a rotating support (24) provided with homogenizing means and then passes to the vacuum vibrocompression section, after a deaeration step. A crushing device (32) is inserted between each mixer and the underlying belt so as to control the size of the agglomerations in each mix. Means (34) are envisaged for cleaning the upper surface (12a) of the conveyor belt (12) and the crushing devices (32) between the cycles for preparation of the multiple mix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventor: Luca Toncelli
  • Publication number: 20080175940
    Abstract: A device for reworking thermoplastic material has a milling unit for milling the plastic material and an extruder (5). The milling unit has a cylinder (1) with a supply opening and with a knife shaft and the extruder has an extruder screw (7) in a screw tube (6). The cylinder is connected to the screw tube of the extruder via a connecting opening (4). In order to prevent deposition of plastic material in the connecting opening, the connecting opening with reference to a plane (10) which lies in the axis of rotation (2) of the knife shaft and at a right angle to the axis of rotation (8) of the extruder screw is arranged asymmetrically viewed in the direction of rotation (11) of the knife shaft. In this way the wall thickness on the edge (12) of the connecting opening can be made much narrower; this minimizes this problem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: NEXT GENERATION RECYCLINGMASCHINEN GMBH
    Inventors: Gerold BARTH, Josef Hochreiter, Gunter Kroiss, Thomas Pichler, Walter Schmedler
  • Patent number: 7309224
    Abstract: A device for the preparation of plastics material for recycling purposes has a container (1) with an upper inlet opening (10) for the material. In the container (1), at least one tool (14) rotates about the vertical container axis. This tool feeds the treated material through an outlet opening (17) which is arranged at the bottom of the container (1) and to which the housing (19) of at least one screw (21, 22) is connected. That side wall (28) of the feed opening (18) at which the tool (14) discharges defines a widening (36) extending continuously towards the screw axis. This widening (36) extends over part of the circumference of the screw turns (30) so that the screw-side edge of this widening (36) forms an uninterrupted shearing edge (39) co-operating with the screw turns (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Helmut Bacher, Helmuth Schulz, Georg Wendelin
  • Patent number: 7291001
    Abstract: A device for the preparation of plastics material, in particular thermoplastic plastics material, has a receiving container (1) for the material, the interior of the receiving container (1) having tools (21) provided therein which are arranged on a carrier disc (9). The tools are driven by a shaft (4) for rotation about the, in particular vertical, axis (8) of the shaft (4). At least one screw (17) is provided for the removal of the material out of the receiving container (1). The screw housing (16) has a feed opening (27) which is connected with respect to flow to a discharge opening (15) in the container (1), which discharge opening (15) is situated at a lower level than the carrier disc (9) and the tools (21) carried by it. Further moved tools (12), which convey the material into the discharge opening (15), are provided in the receiving container (1) below the carrier disc (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Helmut Bacher, Helmuth Schulz, Georg Wendelin, Klaus Feichtinger