US Patent No: 6,637,982

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Gas transportation method for grain

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It is an object of the present invention to provide a method which is capable of reducing a crushing rate of grain when the grain such as rice is transported by means of gas through pipes. The temperature of the grain in a grain accommodation tank which is connected to a transportation pipe for grain is measured. A temperature signal indicating this temperature is sent to control means, which determines the temperature of transportation gas so that a difference between this temperature and the temperature of the grain is within a predetermined range. The determined temperature is transmitted to an intercooler so that the temperature of the transportation gas which is sent from a blower and flows through the transportation pipe is controlled to be at the determined specific temperature. Transportation of the grain by means of the transportation gas at this temperature prevents the grain from crushing.

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HITACHI PLANT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.TOKYO51

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fukushima, Yukio Chiyoda-ku, JP 22 305
Mitomo, Seiki Chiyoda-ku, JP 3 1
Miyamoto, Masaaki Chiyoda-ku, JP 57 217
Saigusa, Tatsunori Chiyoda-ku, JP 2 0
Takahashi, Shoken Matudo, JP 3 1

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 4,630,975 Air encasement system for transportation of particulates 16 1984
 
Shivvers, Inc. (1)
* 4,599,809 Grain dryer system 33 1984
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (1)
* 5,248,222 Automatic particle transport system 15 1991
 
SATAKE CORPORATION (1)
* 6,318,000 Circulating type grain drying machine 5 2000
 
NUTRI-CHEM, INC. (1)
* 5,598,770 Automated feed grain processing apparatus and method 21 1995
 
VAPOR ENERGY, INC. (1)
* 4,704,804 Method of and apparatus for temperature conditioning of matter 31 1984
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BUHLER AG (1)
* 2004/0050,260 Method and unit for the transport of rice 0 2003
 
Laidig Systems, Inc. (1)
* 2008/0131,235 MECHANICAL RECLAIM SYSTEMS WITH AERATION AND METHODS FOR USE 1 2007
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