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Bernd Gigas Phones & Addresses

  • 190 Mill Hollow Xing, Rochester, NY 14626 (716) 889-2249
  • 7 Oxford St, Rochester, NY 14607 (716) 889-2249
  • 53 King Rd, Churchville, NY 14608 (585) 889-2249
  • 53 King Rd, Churchville, NY 14428 (716) 889-2249
  • 11 Pinebrook Dr, Easthampton, MA 01027
  • Madison, CT
  • Middletown, CT

Publications

Us Patents

Seal Shaft Shutoff Device And Method

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US Patent:
6742923, Jun 1, 2004
Filed:
Jan 28, 2002
Appl. No.:
10/056027
Inventors:
Robert A. Blakley - Rochester NY
Bernd Gigas - Churchville NY
Assignee:
SPX Corporation - Charlotte NC
International Classification:
B01F 716
US Classification:
366331, 277312, 277628, 277630, 277910
Abstract:
An apparatus for providing a secondary seal on mixers and other rotating equipment that includes a stop assembly and a collar which cooperate to minimize translational movement of a mixer shaft during shutoff and to form a reversible seal between the vessel and the shaft. The apparatus provides a sealing engagement between the mixing vessel and the rotatable shaft of a mixer offering improved safety during mechanical seal replacement.

Solvent Extraction Method And Apparatus

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US Patent:
7753215, Jul 13, 2010
Filed:
Feb 16, 2006
Appl. No.:
11/354983
Inventors:
Bernd Gigas - Churchville NY,
Michael Giralico - Rochester NY,
Assignee:
SPX Corporation - Charlotte NC
International Classification:
B01D 11/00
US Classification:
210511, 210519, 210522, 2105321, 210538, 422256, 422257
Abstract:
A weir assembly for use with a mixer-settler for liquid-liquid extraction includes in one embodiment an organic weir having an inlet opening below the free surface of the organic phase liquid and a vertically-adjustable front wall allowing adjustments in the position and/or height of the inlet opening. The organic weir can also feature an angled bottom coupled to a lip segment, an incline plate in the interior of the weir, and a front wall that is angled with respect to incoming fluid flow. In another embodiment the weir assembly can independently or additionally include an aqueous weir with a labyrinth section. The aqueous weir can optionally include an adjustable lip hingedly coupled to the top of the final partition in the labyrinth section.

Mixer Flow Direction Apparatus And Method

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US Patent:
2011026, Oct 27, 2011
Filed:
Apr 26, 2010
Appl. No.:
12/767235
Inventors:
Bernd Gigas - Rochester NY,
Werner van Vuuren - Gauteng,
Assignee:
SPX Corporation - Charlotte NC
International Classification:
B01F 7/00
US Classification:
366293, 366279
Abstract:
A mixing assembly for mixing settled solids in a liquid or the like, having a longitudinal axis, comprising: a mixing vessel having an apex. The assembly includes a directional tube having a first end and a second end wherein said second end, wherein the directional tube further comprises at least one slot located proximate to said second end wherein said at least one slot extends generally normal to the longitudinal axis. The assembly further includes an impeller disposed within the directional tube, connected to a rotatable shaft.

Slurry Treatment Method And Apparatus

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US Patent:
2011016, Jul 7, 2011
Filed:
Jan 5, 2010
Appl. No.:
12/652467
Inventors:
Bernd GIGAS - Rochester NY,
Assignee:
SPX Corporation - Charlotte NC
International Classification:
C10G 1/04
C10C 3/08
US Classification:
208390, 196 1452
Abstract:
A method of extracting bitumen from tar sands includes providing an apparatus for mixing fluids, the apparatus including: a housing, a substantially cylindrical rotor rotatably mounted within the interior chamber, a first array of spaced bores formed in the peripheral surface of the rotor, a second array of spaced bores formed in the peripheral surface of the rotor, a first fluid inlet in the housing, a second fluid inlet in the housing, and a fluid outlet in the housing positioned for withdrawal of fluid from the chamber to minimize cavitation damage at the location of the fluid outlet, and providing a separation composition at the second predetermined location, the separation composition including: a wetting agent in the amount of from about 0.001% to about 2.5% by weight of the separating composition, a hydrotropic agent, and a dispersant having flocculating characteristics, wherein the separating composition has a pH greater than 7.5.

Parabolic Radial Flow Impeller With Tilted Or Offset Blades

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US Patent:
2008019, Aug 21, 2008
Filed:
Feb 16, 2007
Appl. No.:
11/707089
Inventors:
Bernd Gigas - Rochester NY,
Kevin Logsdon - Holley NY,
International Classification:
F01D 5/12
US Classification:
416223 R
Abstract:
An impeller assembly, comprising a generally planar disc oriented in a first plane and having a circular outer edge; and a plurality of blades mounted to the disc and extending beyond the edge of the disc, with the blades in cross-section having a shape that is substantially symmetrical along a center line and having a first segment and a second segment disposed on opposite sides of the center line, with one segment being symmetrical with at least a portion of the other segment, and with the blades mounted so that the respective center line of each blade is at an angle relative to the first plane in which the disc lies. In another variation, the blades are mounted so the center line of each blade is offset from the plane in which the disc lies.

Mixing Impeller And Method With Weld Locations

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US Patent:
2007000, Jan 4, 2007
Filed:
Jun 30, 2005
Appl. No.:
11/169884
Inventors:
Bernd Gigas - Rochester NY,
Frederick Kehr - Webster NY,
Thomas Taylor - Caledonia NY,
International Classification:
B64C 11/24
US Classification:
416232000
Abstract:
An impeller blade for a top skin element joined to a bottom skin element. The blade can have an air foil shape. A pre-shaped tip is joined to the radial outside end of the blade.

Mixing Impeller And Method With Top And Bottom Skin Elements

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US Patent:
2007000, Jan 4, 2007
Filed:
Jun 30, 2005
Appl. No.:
11/169618
Inventors:
Bernd Gigas - Rochester NY,
Frederick Kehr - Webster NY,
Thomas Taylor - Caledonia NY,
International Classification:
B01F 7/22
US Classification:
366330100
Abstract:
An impeller blade for a top skin element joined to a bottom skin element. The blade can have an air foil shape. A pre-shaped tip is joined to the radial outside end of the blade.

Mixing Impeller Device And Method

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US Patent:
2006017, Aug 3, 2006
Filed:
Sep 26, 2003
Appl. No.:
10/670267
Inventors:
Robert Blakley - Rochester NY,
Bernd Gigas - Churchville NY,
David Engel - Springwater NY,
International Classification:
B01F 7/22
US Classification:
366330200, 366330300, 366331000
Abstract:
An impeller for use with a mixing vessel having a diameter, wherein the impeller is mountable onto a rotatable shaft that includes a flange. The impeller includes a single blade pair member. The blade pair member has a central hub portion and a first and second blade connected to the central hub portion. The first and second blades each include a generally planar portion, a tip portion and a trailing edge, wherein the generally planar portion and the tip portion intersect at a line of intersection, which is an angle relative to the trailing edge.
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