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Food grater cutting surface
12/18/14 - 20140367500 - A food grater having a cutting with a proximal end and a distal end and a midline has a plurality of teeth thrilled on the cutting surface. The plurality of teeth each have a cutting edge and form a plurality of rows of teeth positioned between the proximal end and...

Device and method for processing materials
11/13/14 - 20140332610 - Apparatus and method for processing materials such as granular matter mined from deposits, comprising a tubular container disposed upright and an axle device provided centered therein. A processing chamber for receiving the material to be processed is provided between the axle device and the inner wall of the tubular container....

Method for the production of commercial nanoparticle and microparticle powders
11/06/14 - 20140326812 - The present invention relates to methods for producing nanoparticle and microparticle powders of a biologically active material which have improved powder handling properties making the powders suitable for commercial use using dry milling processes as well as compositions comprising such materials, medicaments produced using said biologically active materials in particulate...

Method of controlling an inertia cone crusher
10/16/14 - 20140306040 - A method of controlling the crushing of material in an inertia cone crusher includes the step of charging material to be crushed from a feeding hopper to a crushing chamber formed between an inner crushing shell being supported on a crushing head , and an outer crushing shell of the...

Method of controlling the operation of a cone crusher
10/16/14 - 20140306041 - A cone crusher includes a crushing chamber formed between inner and outer crushing shells, a drive shaft that gyrates the crushing head to crush material in the crushing chamber, and a feeding hopper for feeding material to the crushing chamber. A measurement device measures an amount of material present in...

Multi-functional food processing system
10/09/14 - 20140299687 - A multi-functional food processing system includes a base having a first drive coupler and a second drive coupler, a first container to engage the first drive coupler, a second container to engage the second drive coupler, and a third container to engage the first drive coupler or the second drive...

Variable speed motor drive for industrial machine
09/18/14 - 20140263777 - An industrial machine that includes a breaker motor having a rotational speed, a breaker shaft, a sensor, and a controller. The breaker shaft is mechanically coupled to an output of the breaker motor, and the breaker shaft includes a plurality of tools operable to crush a material. The sensor is...

System and method of bone processing
09/18/14 - 20140263778 - A system and method of processing bone is disclosed. A tissue separator is utilized to separate tissue comprising at least one of muscle, periosteum and connective tissue from bone in a safe, sterile and efficient manner. In one aspect, the particle reducer can include an impeller positioned with respect to...

Dual tapered orifice plate for a grinding machine
09/11/14 - 20140252143 - Orifice plates, grinding machines, and method of using the same are provided that can process a material. In one aspect, an orifice plate includes multiple orifices, at least one of which has two tapered segments aligned with and operably connected to each other and that taper downwardly from respective outer...

Wear tip holder for a vsi crusher, a kit comprising a wear tip holder, and a method of reducing the wear rate of a wear tip holder
09/11/14 - 20140252144 - A wear tip holder for holding a wear tip adjacent to an outflow opening of a vertical rotor wall of a rotor of a VSI crusher includes a mounting plate for mounting the wear tip holder to the rotor wall. The mounting plate has a mounting face for facing the...

Apparatus and method for an anti-spin system
08/28/14 - 20140239102 - An anti-spin system adapted for use on a rock crusher having stationary frame, a crushing head, a crushing head pivot point, a shaft, bearings, a crushing chamber, crushing chamber liners and working fluid The preferred anti-spin system comprises a flow source which is adapted to provide working fluid How, a...

Pill crusher assembly and methods
08/07/14 - 20140217209 - A pill crusher includes a base and a handle. The base has a bottom resting surface that includes an at least partially molded friction-enhancing portion. The handle includes an upper region, a gripping region, and a column. The gripping region includes an at least partially molded friction-enhancing portion. A method...

Wear tip holder for vsi crusher, and method of reducing wear of vsi crusher rotor
08/07/14 - 20140217210 - A wear tip holder for holding a wear tip adjacent to an outflow opening of a vertical rotor wall of a rotor of a VSI crusher includes a mounting plate for mounting the wear tip holder to the rotor wall. The mounting plate has a mounting face for facing a...

Safety and control device, system, and method thereof for a waste processing system
07/31/14 - 20140209721 - A waste processing system includes a cutting system and a feed system, wherein the improvement relates to a safety and control system which comprises a side mount actuator having at least two operable positions, wherein the actuator is in communication with the waste processing system and is adapted to selectively...

An apparatus and method for processing a food stuff
07/31/14 - 20140209722 - The present application relates to an apparatus for processing a food stuff. The apparatus has a housing (2), and a cutting tool (5) rotatably mounted in the housing (2) having a cutting edge (35) and a trailing edge(31). The cutting tool (5) is arranged to pass once per revolution through...

Cone crusher and method of preparing cone crusher for operation
06/26/14 - 20140175199 - A cone crusher has an outer crushing shell and an inner crushing shell with a crushing gap formed therebetween. The outer crushing shell is supported on an upper frame member in threaded engagement with a lower frame member. The threaded engagement is configured for adjusting the vertical position of the...

Method and apparatus for maintaining a feed roller parallel to an infeed floor through its range of motion
06/19/14 - 20140166790 - An infeed system for a horizontal grinder intended to process loose, unconsolidated materials includes a feed table with a chain conveyor on a floor and sides to support the material to be processed. The infeed system further includes an upper feed roller configured for powered rotation so that the outer...

A method and a device for sensing the properties of a material to be crushed
06/19/14 - 20140166791 - A method of crushing material between a first crushing surface and a second crushing surface of a crusher, including the steps of measuring a crushing parameter, and analyzing, based on the measured crushing parameter, which type of material that is being crushed in the crusher....

Grind mill for dry mill industry
04/24/14 - 20140110512 - A disc mill includes an inlet configured to provide solid material for grinding to the grind plates in a smooth and constant manner. A solid ring is added around an outer circumference of the grind plates to control the grinded solid discharge rate. In some embodiments, the grind plates are...

Comminutor for comminuting bulk material, and method therefor
04/17/14 - 20140103152 - The invention relates to a comminutor for comminuting bulk material, and a trailer and method therefor. The comminutor includes a frame provided with an opening; a rotatable drum which is arranged on the frame and on which blades are provided; counter-blades which are connected to the frame and which operate...

Device and method for comminuting particles in liquid material
03/27/14 - 20140084092 - The invention relates to a device (1) for comminuting particles in a liquid material, in particular a powder or a semi-liquid for producing a chocolate mass. Said device (1) comprises at least one pair of rollers (2, 3), for which at least one process parameter, in particular the roller contact...

Systems, components, and methods for sterilizing medical waste
01/09/14 - 20140008471 - To improve throughput of biomedical waste treatment, the present inventors devised an exemplary ozone-based system including a shredder, a roll-off treatment bin with ozone injectors, an ozone source, and a controller. The controller monitors electric current drawn by the shredder as shredded waste enters the ozone-enriched treatment bin. In response...

Media storage physical destruction tool and method
01/02/14 - 20140001295 - An upper plate is spaced from a lower plate by a gap. Teeth extend from a lower surface of the upper plate toward the lower plate. The gap between the upper plate and the lower plate has a first size larger than a second size with the gap adjustable in...

Fish carcass disposal system
12/26/13 - 20130341440 - A water-powered fish carcass disposal system that floats in a body of water, grinds fish carcasses into pieces having a desired size, and returns the pieces of the ground fish carcasses into the body of water....

Safety system and method for cutting machine
12/26/13 - 20130341441 - A safety system prevents cutting machine operators from being accidentally carried through the infeed chute into the machine's cutting mechanism. An operator wears a safety device on his wrist and/or ankle and a sensor array mounts on opposing sides of the cutting machine's infeed chute. The sensor array elements are...

Device for extracting zest from a fruit, and related extraction methods
12/19/13 - 20130334347 - A device for extracting zest from a fruit includes a body, a carrier coupled to the body, and a blade coupled to the body. The carrier moves the fruit relative to the blade and holds the fruit as the blade separates a portion of the flavedo from the pith of...

Drive system for a ball mill and method for operating a ball mill
12/12/13 - 20130327859 - A drive system for a ball mill includes a motor with a slip-ring rotor. The motor is assigned a family of characteristics relating the torque of the motor to a further characteristic variable. The family of characteristics has at least two different characteristics, and it includes a switching element that...

Roller mill and method for operating a roller mill
12/05/13 - 20130320120 - The roller mill according to the invention consists substantially of two grinding rollers which are driven in opposite directions and form between them a grinding gap for comminuting material to be ground, and a delivery chute via which the material to be ground is fed to the grinding gap. Furthermore,...

Shredding machine
11/28/13 - 20130313346 - A shredding machine for domestic or office use having a feed passage 3 leading to a cutting mechanism 10, 11 powered by an electric motor, has a thickness measuring device 15 for measuring the thickness of bundles of paper fed through the feed passage and the machine is controlled by...

Shredder with media detector
11/21/13 - 20130306766 - A shredder includes a housing having an opening for the insertion of media to be shredded. A cutting assembly for the shredding of media is disposed in the housing. A media detector including an infrared emitter and an infrared sensor is disposed about the opening for the detection of the...

Method for improving the dissolution profile of a biologically active material
10/24/13 - 20130277468 - A method for improving the dissolution profile of a biologically active material...

Adjusting apparatus, adjusting system, crusher, crushing plant and method for adjusting the crusher
10/24/13 - 20130277469 - An adjusting apparatus of a feed opening of a crushing chamber of a crusher includes one or more adjusting parts arranged in connection with the feed opening, which one or more adjusting parts is/are movable during crushing for adjusting a flow area of material which is to be crushed and...

Food processor
10/10/13 - 20130264401 - A food processor includes at least two different types of blades to process foods. A processing assembly includes a shaft, a set of pureeing blades attached to the shaft, and a set of substantially horizontal blades attached to the shaft. Each substantially horizontal blade may have a rearwardly curved leading...

Use of temperature measurements for indirect measurement of process variables in milling systems
09/26/13 - 20130248626 - A method is disclosed for operating a mill at continuous input and output mass flows, and to the mill, wherein a process model based on power balance equations and mass balance equations is used. Characteristic process variables can be measured in a simple manner outside the mill. Characteristic process variables...

Food grating lid assembly
09/19/13 - 20130240649 - A lid assembly for a food storage container includes a grating member removably attachable relative to the container. The grating member includes a grating surface having a plurality of cutting edges and a plurality of apertures configured to permit grated food product to pass therethrough. A drive member is rotatably...

Comminution device
09/05/13 - 20130228640 - The invention also relates to a comminution device in which lubricant-filled cavity (380) is formed between a first area (32; 453) and a second area (342; 463), the volume of said cavity being reduced by an adjusting movement of the second cutting element and which is in fluidic communication with...

Milling apparatus
04/25/13 - 20130099033 - Milling apparatus suitable for mechano-chemical breakdown of contaminated media reliant upon housed ball mill units each able to be cradle mounted to receive a rotational drive of a shaft and to feed material downwardly from housing to housing....

Zero watt standby energy consumption apparatus
03/14/13 - 20130062444 - An electrical appliance, such as a shredder, having low standby power consumption is provided. A power isolation circuit is positioned to electrically disconnect electronic components of the shredder from the shredder's primary power source. An auxiliary power source may generate or store power for powering electronic components, such as sensors...

Shredding machine
01/24/13 - 20130020423 - A shredding machine for domestic or office use having a feed passage 3 leading to a cutting mechanism 10, 11 powered by an electric motor, has a thickness measuring device 15 for measuring the thickness of bundles of paper fed through the feed passage and the machine is controlled by...

Method and apparatus for detaching frozen charge from a tube mill
01/03/13 - 20130001338 - A method and associated apparatus for detaching a frozen charge from an inner wall of a grinding pipe of a tube mill such as is used for grinding. The method includes controlling a driving device of the grinding pipe to detach a frozen charge from an inner wall of the...

Redundant tire and rubber compound reprocessing
12/20/12 - 20120318898 - The invention provides for methods, systems, and devices for processing rubber materials including rubber from tires, tubes, shoe soles, or any other rubber containing product. Characteristics of the rubber materials, such as chemical composition and/or product manufacturer, model, and manufacture date, can be identified. Identification can be performed by personnel,...

Bimaterial elongated insert member for a grinding roll
12/13/12 - 20120312907 - The invention relates to an elongated insert member (1) for a grinding roll for heavy wear operation. The insert member (1) comprises a core (2) of a first material having a first hardness, said core (2) having an extension in the longitudinal direction of said insert member (1), and a...

Anhydrous ammonia treatment for improved milling of biomass
07/26/12 - 20120187228 - Mechanical milling of biomass as a pretreatment to render the biomass readily saccharifiable requires high energy input. Preceding mechanical milling by treatment with anhydrous ammonia was found to greatly reduce the energy requirement for fine milling, providing a more economical pretreatment process for commercial use....

Tablet crusher
07/26/12 - 20120187229 - A device for crushing one or more tablets and method for using the same are disclosed. The device preferably contains a lower body portion and upper body portion which assemble to define a cavity between the two portions. The cavity has a floor which may define an anvil. At least...

Shredding machine
07/26/12 - 20120187230 - A shredding machine for domestic or office use having a feed passage 3 leading to a cutting mechanism 10, 11 powered by an electric motor, has a thickness measuring device 15 for measuring the thickness of bundles of paper fed through the feed passage and the machine is controlled by...

Controlled feed-rate shredding
07/12/12 - 20120175443 - A method, and method-implementing system structure, for metering the flow of material through the shredding zone in a rotary shear shredder, which zone is defined, at least in part, by confrontingly rotating knives that are carried on a pair of adjacent, power-driven, nominally matched-motion counter-rotating shafts. The method includes holding...

Method for operating a food processor
07/12/12 - 20120175444 - A food processor having a coupling point to attach a processing device to the food processor; a cover part; a detection device disposed at the coupling point, wherein the detection device detects the attached processing device or the cover part; wherein each of the processing device and the cover part...

Blade set for jaws used in rail breaking demolition equipment
07/05/12 - 20120168543 - A blade set associated with jaws for demolition equipment used to break railroad rails includes a bottom blade associated with a bottom jaw and a top blade associated with a top jaw, wherein the bottom jaw and the top jaw are rotatable relative to one another. The bottom blade includes...

Method for the production of commercial nanoparticle and micro particle powders
06/28/12 - 20120160944 - The present invention relates to methods for producing nanoparticle and microparticle powders of a biologically active material which have improved powder handling properties making the powders suitable for commercial use using dry milling processes as well as compositions comprising such materials, medicaments produced using said biologically active materials in particulate...

Osteobiologic milling machine
06/28/12 - 20120160945 - The present disclosure, in one aspect, relates to a milling apparatus having a cutter housing and feed chute, a rotary cutter, at least partially housed within the cutter housing and in communication with the feed chute, and a feed ram removably positioned within the feed chute for maintaining a workpiece...

Silicon metal grinding machine
05/31/12 - 20120132736 - A pulverizing grinder used in the industrial processing of partially processed, or raw, silicon ore to achieve finely powdered silicon or silicon compound. It involves several parts, primarily an electric motor and a disc and blade arrangement driven by the motor, to achieve a finely ground silicon powder material. The...

Apparatus and process for demanufacturing materials from composite manufactures
05/17/12 - 20120119003 - A process for separating carpet fibers from carpet backing uses a grinder of the type having a rotor with a plurality of vertically spaced cutter discs and a fan disc below the cutter discs. Sections of carpet are fed into the grinder which grinds the carpet, separating the fibers from...

Apparatus for fracturing polycrystalline silicon and method for producing fractured fragments of polycrystalline silicon
05/17/12 - 20120119004 - An apparatus for fracturing polycrystalline silicon having: a pair of rolls which are rotated in a counter direction each other around parallel axes; a plurality of fracturing teeth which are provided on and protruded radially-outwardly from outer peripheral surfaces of the rolls, and are made from cemented carbide or silicon...

Apparatus for fracturing polycrystalline silicon and method for producing fractured fragments of polycrystalline silicon
05/03/12 - 20120104125 - An apparatus for fracturing polycrystalline silicon having: a pair of rolls rotated in a counter direction each other around parallel axes; and a plurality of fracturing teeth units provided on outer peripheral surfaces of the rolls, arranged along a circumferential direction of the rolls, and have a plurality of fracturing...

Apparatus for fracturing polycrystalline silicon and method for producing fractured fragments of polycrystalline silicon
05/03/12 - 20120104126 - An apparatus for fracturing polycrystalline silicon has: a pair of rolls which are rotated in a counter direction each other around parallel axes; and a plurality of fracturing teeth protruding outward radially from outer peripheral surfaces of the rolls and having variant heights. In the apparatus for fracturing, the fracturing...

Apparatus for fracturing polycrystalline silicon and method for producing fractured fragments of polycrystalline silicon
05/03/12 - 20120104127 - An apparatus for fracturing polycrystalline silicon having a pair of rolls which are rotated in a counter direction each other around parallel axes; and a plurality of fracturing teeth which are provided on outer peripheral surfaces of the rolls and are protruded radially-outwardly, in which top surfaces thereof are formed...

Mix boxes for preparation of oil sand slurry
05/03/12 - 20120104128 - A method and a mix box for mixing oil sand and water to form a substantially uniformly mixed oil sand slurry is provided. The mix box has an open top end for receiving pre-crushed oil sand and water and a sloped bottom end having a discharge outlet and includes a...

Food processor
02/02/12 - 20120024993 - A food processor is provided which includes a container, a blade assembly, and a base arranged such that the container is coupleable to the base. The base includes a housing and a motor configured to drive the blade assembly. The food processor further includes an actuator included with the container...

Method of producing stable oxygen terminated semiconducting nanoparticles
01/26/12 - 20120018551 - A method is provided of producing inorganic semiconducting nanoparticles having a stable surface. The method comprises providing an inorganic bulk semiconductor material, such as silicon or germanium, and milling the bulk semiconductor material in the presence of a selected reducing agent. The reducing agent acts to chemically reduce oxides of...

Grinding mill and method of grinding
01/12/12 - 20120006919 - A grinding mill for particulate material includes a rotary container having an inner surface, a material feed for feeding the particulate material to the container, a first rotary drive rotating the container about a first rotational axis, and a shear inducing member contacting the particulate material in the container so...

Agitator ball mill
12/15/11 - 20110303774 - An agitator ball mill having a milling chamber and an agitator having a rotatably mounted and driven agitator shaft and accelerators arranged thereupon, wherein the accelerator that is arranged furthest downstream, that is, the accelerator closest to the milling material outlet, lengthens axially and extends along the axial length of...

Fiber based milling device and method
12/01/11 - 20110290922 - The present invention describes a fiber based milling device for milling particles. The fiber based milling device includes a milling chamber with an inlet and an outlet, and also at least one fiber assembly. The fiber assembly contacts a particle to be milled in the milling chamber. Also disclosed is...

Shredder with rotatable device for moving shredded materials adjacent the outlet
12/01/11 - 20110290923 - Disclosed herein is a shredder having a device located at least partially between a shredder mechanism and an output side of the shredder housing to disperse any accumulation of shredded materials at least adjacent the output opening, as well as remove shredded materials caught in or near the cutting assembly....

Method for refining aqueous suspended cellulose fibers and refiner fillings for carrying out said method
11/17/11 - 20110278385 - A method for refining aqueous suspended cellulose fibers including the step of guiding the fibers in an aqueous suspension between refiner fillings. The refiner fillings are provided with refining strips and interposed grooves and are located either on a rotor or a stator. The refiner fillings are caused to be...

Process for separating limonite and saprolite
11/10/11 - 20110272508 - A method for separating nickel containing lateritic ore into limonite and saprolite fractions that includes subjecting a lateritic ore slurry to a size separation procedure to separate the limonite and saprolite fractions on a selected threshold particle size basis and determining a threshold particle size based on an analysis of...

Chopper for commingled fibers
11/10/11 - 20110272509 - A device for chopping fiber strand includes a form, and a strand feeding mechanism that delivers the strand to the form and conveys the strand along the form. First and second grinding wheels may be included to cut the strand into individual segments of desired length as the strand is...

In-rush current jam proof sensor control
11/03/11 - 20110266379 - A shredder and a method for monitoring a motor of a shredder comprises a housing having a throat for receiving an article and a shredder mechanism received in the housing for shredding the article, the mechanism including an electrically powered motor and cutter elements, and the motor being operable to...

Shredding mill and relative shredding method
10/06/11 - 20110240775 - A mill for shredding scrap, comprising a shredding chamber able to contain scrap and having a shredding unit, an inlet pipe connected to an opening of the shredding chamber, in order to transfer the scrap toward the shredding chamber. The mill comprises first thrust means associated with the inlet pipe,...

Convertible discharge system for bale shredder
09/15/11 - 20110220748 - A bale shredder is mounted on a frame and has a flail that will shred material, such as hay, straw and silage, and an auger receives the shredded material and moves it toward a first end of the auger. The first end of the auger is surrounded by a chamber...

Shredder with slot guard
09/01/11 - 20110210194 - A shredder includes a shredder housing with a top head and a shredder mechanism receptacle. The top head has at least a first slot for receiving articles to be shredded. The shredder mechanism receptacle is connected to the top head for receiving a cutting assembly capable of shredding paper. A...

Refiner and method for refining fibrous material
08/18/11 - 20110198423 - A refiner (1, 18, 19) for refining fibrous material has a first refining surface (4, 11) and a second refining surface (4, 11), arranged at least partly substantially opposite to form a refiner chamber (12) to which material to be defibrated is arranged to be fed. The first or second...

Removalbe hoppper grinder
08/18/11 - 20110198424 - A grinding machine for use in grinding materials, the grinding machine includes a grinder assembly for receiving material. At least one removable hopper is removably positionable on the grinding assembly for dispensing material to the grinder assembly. The removable hopper is positionable on the grinder assembly in a generally non-vertical...