The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) this week awarded a patent for a cheese process vat having an adjustable shaft seal assembly. Inventors are Paul R. Bokelmann, Craig J. Campbell and Gary L. Starkson. The patent was assigned to Advanced Process Technologies, Inc. (APT), Cokato, MN.
“This patent is a direct complement to our entire staff as we listen to customer concerns when growing and developing our product line,” stated APT President Craig Campbell. “We are committed to taking the steps needed to ensure long-term success with our cheesemaking equipment.”
This new patent on the Adjustable Agitator Seal Assembly joins the ACV’s other 2 patents – awarded on the Agitator Blade Panel Design and Fluid Accessible Seal Assembly.