Apparatus for diverting solid food pieces suspended in a flowing liquid

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 10335971
APP PUB NO 20170120470A1
SERIAL NO

14925215

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A distributor valve for a hydrocutting system. The valve automatically diverts a flow of liquid and solid food products flowing from a source to one or both of two destinations. An entry conduit receives the suspended food products in liquid, and an angled plate deflects the food products downwardly. The food products and liquid enter a drum that is perpendicular to the entry conduit, causing rotational circulation in the drum. The food products and liquid flow into one or both of two longitudinally opposite outlets, depending on whether the path downstream of the outlets is flowing. Upon actuation of a valve on one side, or essentially complete blockage of one side, the fluid and products flow to the other side automatically. No moving parts are needed in the valve to change the flow path; the only change is to the flow downstream, which automatically affects the flow in the valve.

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VANMARK EQUIPMENT LLC300 INDUSTRIAL PARKWAY CRESTON IA 50801

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hebbeln, Christopher Paul Boise, US 3 6
Young, Colter J Boise, US 2 1

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