US 9,808,832 B2
Technologies for material separation
Erwin Bogner, Westhampton Beach, NY (US); and Richard J. Gobel, Mill Creek, WA (US)
Assigned to American Biocarbon, LLC, White Castle, LA (US)
Filed by American Biocarbon, LLC, Albany, NY (US)
Filed on Dec. 31, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/985,957.
Application 14/985,957 is a division of application No. 14/633,082, filed on Feb. 26, 2015, granted, now 9,333,538.
Prior Publication US 2016/0250664 A1, Sep. 1, 2016
Int. Cl. B07B 7/08 (2006.01); B07B 15/00 (2006.01); B07B 9/02 (2006.01); B07B 4/02 (2006.01); B07B 4/06 (2006.01); C13B 5/00 (2011.01); B07B 1/22 (2006.01); F26B 17/00 (2006.01); C13B 10/02 (2011.01); C13B 20/16 (2011.01); C13B 5/02 (2011.01)
CPC B07B 7/08 (2013.01) [B07B 1/22 (2013.01); B07B 4/02 (2013.01); B07B 4/06 (2013.01); B07B 9/02 (2013.01); B07B 15/00 (2013.01); C13B 5/00 (2013.01); C13B 10/02 (2013.01); C13B 20/16 (2013.01); F26B 17/00 (2013.01); C13B 5/02 (2013.01)] 38 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
2. A method for material separation, the method comprising:
outputting a first material from a first rotary lifter;
directing a first fluid stream onto the first material as the first material moves away from the first rotary lifter such that the first material is separated into at least a second material and a third material;
conveying the second material to a second rotary lifter;
directing the third material to a first vacuum port via the first fluid stream;
removing the third material via the first vacuum port;
outputting the second material from the second rotary lifter;
directing a second fluid stream onto the second material as the second material moves away from the second rotary lifter such that the second material is separated into a fourth material and a fifth material;
directing the fifth material to a second vacuum port via the second fluid stream;
removing the fifth material via the second vacuum port; and
outputting the fourth material, wherein at least one of the first rotary lifter and the second rotary lifter includes a frame and a drum coupled to the frame, wherein the drum includes an inner compartment, wherein the drum is configured to rotate in relation to the frame such that the inner compartment moves from an input position to an output position, wherein the inner compartment is configured to receive the first material when the inner compartment is positioned in the input position, wherein the inner compartment is configured to output the first material when the inner compartment is positioned in the output position.