US 9,808,833 B1
Hydraulic log yard waste separation system and method
James R. Walker, Days Creek, OR (US); and Mike L. Morris, Days Creek, OR (US)
Assigned to WALKER DEROCKER, LLC, Days Creek, OR (US)
Filed by Walker DeRocker LLC, Days Creek, OR (US)
Filed on Feb. 4, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/15,328.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/241,800, filed on Oct. 15, 2015.
Int. Cl. B07C 5/14 (2006.01); B07B 9/02 (2006.01); B07B 4/02 (2006.01); B07B 11/04 (2006.01); B07B 11/06 (2006.01); B27G 3/00 (2006.01); B07B 15/00 (2006.01)
CPC B07B 9/02 (2013.01) [B07B 4/02 (2013.01); B07B 11/04 (2013.01); B07B 11/06 (2013.01); B27G 3/00 (2013.01); B07B 15/00 (2013.01); B65G 2201/0282 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A hydraulic log yard waste separation system, the system comprising:
a frame, the frame configured to support and elevate the system;
a hydraulic power system, the hydraulic power system configured to power the system;
a feeder conveyor, the feeder conveyor configured to enable discharge of a material;
a second conveyor, the second conveyor configured to join with the feeder conveyor, the second conveyor further configured to receive the material from the feeder conveyor, the second conveyor further configured to carry the material;
a disbursement pad, the disbursement pad configured to join with the second conveyor, the disbursement pad further configured to receive the material from the second conveyor, the disbursement pad further configured to shake in a generally fast, up and down motion;
an upper shaking screen, the upper shaking screen configured to join with the disbursement pad, the upper shaking screen defined by a plurality of upper openings configured to enable at least partial passage of a portion of the material, the upper shaking screen further configured to shake in a fast, up and down motion;
a plurality of dampening fingers, the plurality of dampening fingers configured to join with the upper shaking screen, the plurality of dampening fingers further configured to orient the material;
an accelerator plate, the accelerator plate configured to receive the material from the plurality of dampening fingers, the accelerator plate further configured to have an adjustable accelerating slope, wherein manipulating the slope of the accelerator plate enables the accelerator plate to help increase the velocity of the material;
a decelerator plate, the decelerator plate configured to join with the accelerator plate, the decelerator plate further configured to receive the material from the accelerator plate, the decelerator plate further configured to have an adjustable decelerating slope, wherein manipulating the slope of the decelerator plate enables the decelerator plate to help reduce the velocity of the material;
a third conveyor, the third conveyor configured to receive the material from the decelerator plate;
a first blower, the first blower disposed proximally to the third conveyor, the first blower configured to force air towards the material that disengages from the third conveyor;
a reverse fourth conveyor, the reverse fourth conveyor configured to receive the material from the third conveyor;
a slide, the slide configured to receive the material from the reverse fourth conveyor;
a first divider plate, the first divider plate disposed proximally to the fifth conveyor, the first divider plate further configured to separate the material between a first back section and a first front section;
a second blower, the second blower disposed proximally to the fifth conveyor, the second blower configured to force air towards the material that disengages from the fifth conveyor, the second blower further configured to force a portion of the material from the fifth conveyor to the first divider plate;
a lower shaking screen, the lower shaking screen configured to receive a portion of the material passing through the upper shaking screen, the lower shaking screen defined by a plurality of lower openings configured to enable at least partial passage of a portion of the material, the lower shaking screen further configured to shake in a generally fast, up and down motion;
a sixth conveyor, the sixth conveyor configured to receive the material from the lower shaking screen;
a fifth conveyor, the fifth conveyor configured to receive at least a portion of the material from the sixth conveyor;
a seventh conveyor, the seventh conveyor configured to receive at least a portion of the material from the sixth conveyor;
a third blower, the third blower disposed proximally to the sixth conveyor, the third blower configured to force air towards the material that disengages from the sixth conveyor, the third blower further configured to force a portion of the material from the sixth conveyor to the fifth conveyor and the seventh conveyor;
a second divider plate, the second divider plate disposed proximally to the sixth conveyor, the second divider further configured to receive a portion of the material from the sixth conveyor, the second divider plate further configured to separate the material between a second back section and a second front section, wherein a portion of the material separates to the seventh conveyor and a portion of the material separates to the fifth conveyor;
a third divider plate, the third divider plate disposed proximally to the seventh conveyor;
a fourth blower, the fourth blower disposed proximally to the third divider plate, the fourth blower configured to force air towards the material that disengages from the seventh conveyor, the fourth blower further configured to force a portion of the material from the seventh conveyor to the third divider plate;
an eighth conveyor, the eighth conveyor configured to receive the material from the upper shaking screen and the lower shaking screen;
a ninth conveyor, the ninth conveyor configured to receive the material from the eighth conveyor; and
a tenth reverse conveyor.