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Blue Sky | Date: 2016-01-29

An apparatus for making patties with a ground food product includes a housing including an inlet for receiving the ground food product A mold plate is positioned at least partially within the housing and includes first and second mold cavities. The mold plate is rotatable about an axis to first and second mold positions. In the first mold position, the first mold cavity is positioned within the housing for receiving the ground food product and the second mold cavity is positioned outside the housing for removing a patty formed therein. In the second mold position, the second mold cavity is positioned within the housing for receiving the ground food product and the first mold cavity is positioned outside the housing for removing a patty formed therein.


A method, system, and computer program product for executing an achievement-based workflow tool to perform a quality control check of a product are provided. The quality control check includes assigning to each asset of the product an achievement from an achievement type list to produce assigned achievements and executing a set of tests associated with each achievement assigned to each asset of the product. Further, the quality control check includes creating a certificate detailing results of each set of tests and comparing the certificate against the achievement type list to determine which of the assigned achievements been earned by the product.


Patent
Blue Sky | Date: 2016-12-16

An apparatus for slicing food products includes a housing including an inlet, for receiving food products to be sliced and an outlet for discharging the sliced food product. A primary shaft is supported in the housing for rotation about a primary axis. The primary shaft carries a plurality of slicing blades that are rotatable with the primary shaft about the primary axis. A secondary shaft is supported in the housing for rotation about a secondary axis. The secondary shaft carries a plurality of slicing blades that are rotatable with the secondary shaft about the secondary axis. The primary and secondary shafts are positioned in the housing in a spaced and parallel manner so that the slicing blades are arranged in slicing pairs. Each slicing pair includes one slicing blade on the primary shaft and one slicing blade on the secondary shaft. The slicing blades in each slicing pair have peripheral portions that overlap each other. The apparatus further includes at least one biasing member for biasing the overlapping peripheral portions of the slicing blades of each slicing pair against each other.


Patent
Blue Sky | Date: 2016-12-20

A linesmans outer glove (14) includes a hand portion (30) configured to cover a hand portion of a linesmans inner glove (12). The outer glove (14) also includes a cut resistant layer (100) positioned inside the hand portion (30) and covering the palm portion (42), the back hand portion (40), and the finger portions (44). The outer glove (14) further includes at least one pad (50) secured to at least one of the palm portion (42) and finger portions (44). The at least one pad (50) includes a substrate (60) and at least one flame resistant polymer rib (62) disposed on the substrate. The at least one rib (62) is configured to improve the gripping performance of the outer glove (14).


Patent
Blue Sky | Date: 2016-12-29

One method of treating incinerated waste comprises: size separating at least some of the incinerated waste into a first undersize fraction comprising particles smaller than the first separation size and into a first oversize fraction comprising particles larger than the first separation size; size reducing at least some of the first oversize fraction; size separating at least some of the size-reduced first oversize fraction into a second undersize fraction comprising particles smaller than the second separation size and into a second oversize fraction comprising particles larger than the second separation size; combining at least some of the first undersize fraction and at least some of the second undersize fraction into a fine fraction; and extracting metal from at least some of the fine fraction. Another method of treating incinerated waste comprises extracting metal by froth flotation from at least some of the incinerated waste. Systems are also disclosed.


Patent
Blue Sky | Date: 2016-05-02

An apparatus for removing an auger from a grinder head includes a tool member including an auger engaging portion for receiving a front shaft portion of the auger. The auger engaging portion is adapted to be received in a tool engaging portion of the front shaft to for an interference that permits a removal force applied to the tool member to be transferred to the auger.


The present invention pertains to the selection of cathode materials. The cathode materials of concern are the conducting polymer or backbone and the redox active species or sulfur species. The selection of the materials is based on the characteristics of the materials relating to the other components of the batteries and to each other. The present invention also pertains to the resultant cathode materials, particularly a selected cathode material of a single component sulfur-based conducting polymer with the sulfur species covalently linked to the conducting polymer, and most particularly a thiophene based polymer with covalently linked sulfur species. The conducting polymers have been covalently-derivatized with sulfides and/or sulfide-containing groups as battery cathode materials. The present invention also pertains to a battery employing the selection method and resultant cathode materials.


Patent
Blue Sky | Date: 2015-11-23

A wound treatment appliance is provided for treating all or a portion of a wound. In some embodiments, the appliance comprises an impermeable flexible overlay that covers all or a portion of the wound for purposes of applying a reduced pressure to the covered portion of the wound. In other embodiments, the impermeable flexible overlay comprises suction assistance means, such as channels, which assist in the application of reduced pressure to the area of the wound and removal of exudate from the wound. In other embodiments, the wound treatment appliance also includes a vacuum system to supply reduced pressure to the wound in the area under the flexible overlay. In yet other embodiments, the wound treatment appliance also includes wound packing means to prevent overgrowth of the wound or to encourage growth of the wound tissue into an absorbable matrix comprising the wound packing means. In still other embodiments, the appliance may include a suction drain. In other embodiments, the appliance may include a collection chamber to collect and store exudate from the wound. In yet other embodiments, a suction bulb may be used to provide a source of reduced pressure to an impermeable overlay that covers all or a portion of the wound. Finally, methods are provided for using various embodiments of the wound treatment appliance.


According to a first aspect, the invention relates to a floating furniture (1,12,13) for carrying a person or object in water. The floating furniture comprises a buoyant planar body (2), wherein the planar body (2) concerns a rigid and hollow body. The planar body (2) is provided with one or more positioning elements, which positioning elements are suitable to attach a soft body (4) to the top surface (5) of the planar body (2).


A hull mounted, steerable marine drive system having trim actuation is both steerable through 360 degrees and is trimmable in a range of from approximately +3 degrees to approximately 15 degrees. The marine drive system includes a watertight enclosure assembly for sealing the hull, which is adapted for keeping much of the marine drive system from being exposed to water. The enclosure includes a gasket flange plate, a retention plate and a folded gasket. The gasket flange plate closely follows the contour of the hull and enhances the hydrodynamic and wake performance of the present marine drive system. Further, marine drive system includes a forward-neutral-reverse (FNR) transmission assembly, a drive unit assembly having a trimmable upper unit and a steerable lower unit, a steering actuator assembly, a trim actuator assembly, and, preferably, trim foils for providing enhanced negative and positive trim and for providing enhanced positive and negative lift.

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