US10357803B2 – July 23, 2019 – Method and apparatus for separating plant matter

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Inventors :

Zachariah Greenwood

Owner :

Greenwood, Zachariah

Application Number :

US14882273

Document Number :

US10357803B2

Priority Date :

October 13, 2015

Filing Date :

October 13, 2015

Date of Grant/ Publication :

July 23, 2019

Class :

B07B7 / 00; A01G17 / 02; B07B1 / 00; B07B4 / 08

Abstract

An apparatus comprising a chamber having a smooth inner surface, the chamber including a first hemisphere and a second hemisphere, wherein the first hemisphere is removably attached to the second hemisphere; a plurality of apertures located on a bottom center surface of the second hemisphere; a plurality of nozzles, each of the plurality of nozzles having an inlet and an outlet, wherein each of the outlets penetrate the plurality of apertures without intersecting the smooth inner surface; an air compressor; a compressed air regulator; an air hose connected to each of the inlets of the plurality of nozzles and the air compressor.

Claim(s)

1. A method, comprising steps: (a) inserting a quantity of dry plant matter into a chamber having a smooth inner surface, the chamber including a first hemisphere and a second hemisphere, wherein the first hemisphere is removably attached to the second hemisphere, and the second hemisphere includes at least an aperture; (b) activating an air compressor, the air compressor connected to an air hose, wherein the air hose is attached to at least a nozzle, wherein the nozzle penetrates the aperture without intersecting the smooth inner surface; (c) engaging an air trigger for a predetermined amount of time releasing a blast of air through the nozzle into the chamber, the blast of air regulated via a compressed air regulator; (d) forcing the quantity of dry plant matter into a circular pattern along the smooth inner surface of the chamber and the blast of air such that the quantity of dry plant matter is separated into a quantity of desirable plant matter and a quantity of undesirable plant matter; and (e) releasing the air trigger after the predetermined amount time.;
10. A method for separating cannabis leaves from cannabis flowers, comprising steps: (a) inserting a quantity of dry untrimmed cannabis comprising attached cannabis leaves and cannabis flowers into a chamber having a smooth inner surface, the chamber including an attached U-shaped tube in fluid communication with the chamber, the chamber having a first hemisphere and a second hemisphere, wherein the first hemisphere is removably attached to the second hemisphere, and the second hemisphere includes a plurality of apertures; (b) activating an air compressor, the air compressor connected to an air hose, wherein the air hose is attached to a plurality of nozzles, wherein the plurality of nozzles penetrate the plurality of apertures without intersecting the smooth inner surface; (c) engaging an air trigger for a predetermined amount of time releasing a blast of air through the plurality of nozzles into the chamber, the blast of air regulated via a compressed air regulator; (d) forcing the quantity of dry untrimmed cannabis into a circular pattern along the smooth inner surface of the chamber and the blast of air such that the attached cannabis leaves are separated from the cannabis flowers creating a quantity of detached cannabis leaves; (e) evacuating the quantity of detached cannabis leaves into the attached U-shaped tube having a removable HEPA filter bag to collect a variety of unwanted particles; and (f) releasing the air trigger after the predetermined amount time such that only the cannabis flowers remain in the chamber.

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