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Apparatus for mixing contents enclosed within a container

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An apparatus for mixing contents within an enclosed container, which includes a mixing element composed of a magnetically interactive material, which is configured for placement within the enclosed container, a movable member disposed outside of the enclosed container, the movable member being magnetically engageable with the mixing element, a base member for positioning the movable member proximate the enclosed container, and a motor adapted for driving the movable member in a continuous, reciprocating or oscillating motion relative to the enclosed container, wherein the movable member interacts with and urges the mixing element to translate between a first position and a second position within the container, and one of the mixing element or an end portion of the armature is a magnet.

Inventors: 
Bottiger, Jerold R.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Chemical engineering
FIle Date: 
2012-01-18
Grant Date: 
2014-02-25
Grant time: 
769 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
14
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA