Abstract

A feed pipe mixing system for delivering a homogenous massecuite product to a centrifuge comprising: a vertical feed pipe defining an upper end, and a lower end, the vertical feed pipe comprising: a mixing chamber disposed between the upper and lower ends of the vertical feed pipe and operable to mix a massecuite feed …

Legal parties

Party
Inventors (applicants): Jeffrey R. Hoffmann
Assignees (initial): The Western States Machine Company (Hamilton, US)
Agents: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP (attorney)

The application was examined by David A Reifsnyder (USPTO dept. 1778)

Claims

  • 1. A feed pipe mixing system for delivering a homogenous massecuite product to a centrifuge …
  • 2. The feed pipe mixing system of claim 1 , further comprising a fluid flow …
  • 3. The feed pipe mixing system of claim 2 , wherein the fluid flow control …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

While the specification concludes with claims which particularly point out and distinctly claim the invention, it is believed the present invention will be better understood from the following description of certain …

Description

Background

The processing of sugar to produce refined sugar can include several steps, for example, an evaporation step followed by a crystallization process. During an evaporation step, sugar liquor may be concentrated …

Detailed Description

Referring to FIGS. 1 & 2 , example continuous centrifuge systems 100 are depicted. The continuous centrifuge system 100 comprises a centrifuge 200 and a feed pipe mixing system 300. …

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Miscellaneous patent data

Was examined by 1778 USPTO department, the examiner - David A Reifsnyder, the patent particularly claims a feed pipe mixing system for delivering a homogenous massecuite product…, the inventor's location - Fairfield, OH, the published inventor's name is Hoffmann Jeffrey R., the assignee location is Hamilton (US); its organization is The Western States Machine Company, the invention is titled Continuous Centrifuge Feed Pipe Mixing System, the claim number 13 is selected as exemplary, numbered 13/079,313 (application), the application publication date is Apr. 4, 2011, 24 claims comprise the protection scope, the invention details are shown in 11 figures, the grant publication date is May. 13, 2014, the patent grant was extended by 387 days, similar classification categories are Extracting from solid material, Elements of centrifuges, Separating tanks, cylindrical shape, Sieves or filters, Cellulose material, periodical discharge, continuous discharge, discharging solid particles from the bowl by a conveying screw coaxial with the bowl axis and rotating relatively to the bowl, Arrangement or disposition of transmission gearing, Separating and purifying, discharging solid particles by vibrating the bowl, forming a filtering layer in the rotary bowl, Other centrifuges, Return of intermediate products, originally classified under Centrifugal, the assignee is a United States company, the invention description is illustrated by 9 drawings, the applicant's location - Fairfield, OH, the known applicant's name is Hoffmann Jeffrey R., the drawings include the following: Continuous Centrifuge Feed Pipe Mixing, side view of an example, side view of an example, side view of an example, the grant number is 08721793, developed by Jeffrey R. Hoffmann, the agent - Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under for drying or washing the separated solid particles, Continuous feeding or discharging, Control arrangements therefor, Internal work distributor, Including housing for bowl, Centrifugal, Rotating element construction, With Means for Filtering, Including Driven Means at Least Partially External of Bowl for Moving Material Thereto or Therefrom, Centrifuges with rotary bowls in which solid particles or bodies become separated by centrifugal force and simultaneously sifting or filtering, Discharging residue. The designated search classifications include Feeding, charging, or discharging bowls, Discharging residue, Centrifuges with rotary bowls in which solid particles or bodies become separated by centrifugal force and simultaneously sifting or filtering, Rotating element construction, Including Driven Means at Least Partially External of Bowl for Moving Material Thereto or Therefrom, Centrifugal, With Means for Filtering, for drying or washing the separated solid particles, Including housing for bowl, Internal work distributor.

Patent details
Publication number 08721793
Publication date May. 13, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/079,313
Application date Apr. 4, 2011
Application type U
Application series code 13
Extension term 387
National classification 127/19
Total number of claims 24
Exemplary claims 13
Number of drawings 9
Number of figures 11
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