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Conveyors: power-driven March listing by industry category 03/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 03/31/2011 > 9 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110073436 - Conveyer device: A production device according to the present invention includes a plurality of processing units (41 to 45) arranged so as to consecutively perform a plurality of types of processing with respect to workpieces, a transport unit (30) that successively transports the workpieces toward the plurality of processing units, a plurality... Agent:
20110073437 - Station for receiving products and temporarily accommodating them: A station for receiving products and temporarily accommodating them, which comprises a compartment that is delimited by two mutually opposite side walls and by a back wall, which lies opposite an open side of the compartment that constitutes an inlet for products to be received and accommodated temporarily. The back... Agent:
20110073438 - Sample processing apparatus, sample transporting device, and sample rack transporting method: A sample processing apparatus which has a transporting device; a sample processing device, the transporting device has a first transport path; a second transport path; a rack moving mechanism for moving the sample rack from the first transport path to the second transport path; a guide member, movable in vertical... Agent:
20110073439 - Aligning and feeding device: An aligning and feeding device has a rotary table 2 horizontally rotatable, drive means 3 for rotating the rotary table 2, a supply mechanism for supplying objects to be aligned onto the rotary table 2 and a guide mechanism 7 for defining a conveying path for the objects to be... Agent: Daiichi Jitsugyo Viswill Co., Ltd.
20110073440 - Grain bag extractor augers: An auger apparatus for moving in a forward direction into a quantity of granular material includes an enclosed housing having a horizontal main floor and right and left inclined floors sloping downward and outward from corresponding ends of the main floor, and walls extending upward from lower ends of the... Agent:
20110073442 - Apparatus and method for selectively actuating moving conveyor rollers: A conveyor having selectively actuated rollers whose only external contact is with conveyed articles and a method for rotating such rollers. In one version, the rollers are driven by motors that are selectively energized by a wireless signal or a sensed conveyor position. In another version, the rollers are geared... Agent: Laitram, L.L.C.
20110073441 - Conveyor module: A conveyor module to necessitate cleaning and maintenance. The endless conveyor belt tension is released by removing the side plates and pivoting the idler roller mounts. The belt may be removed for cleaning underneath and tightened by pivoting the idler roller mounts to their normal operating position. Further maintenance can... Agent:
20110073443 - Modular conveyor system and method: A low profile, portable, modular conveyor system is provided. The conveyor system includes three main components: a drive end, having a motor and gearboxes used to drive a pair of drive wheels, a center section, and an idle section comprising a stationary component attached to the center section and a... Agent:
20110073444 - Belt conveyor with a modular intermediate drive belt: An intermediate drive system for driving a conveyor belt with one or more intermediate drive belts. The intermediate drive belt includes lateral rows of pivotable teeth spaced apart along the length of the intermediate drive belt. The teeth extend into the conveyor belt along a portion of the carryway to... Agent: Laitram, L.L.C.03/24/2011 > 9 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110067973 - Handrail for an escalator or a moving sidewalk: A handrail (2) for an escalator or a moving sidewalk is designed such that the same consists only of a handle rail (3a) and a fitted tractive means (91, 9b) and has guiding surfaces (11h-11n) which are complementary to guiding surfaces (5f-5m) on a top side (7) of the balustrade.... Agent:
20110067974 - Handrail for an escalator or a moving walkway: The handrail has an at least partially coated outer shell (3). To allow the coating (15) to comprise at least one layer consisting of a metal and/or at least one metal compound, according to the invention the handrail is formed from a plurality of grip elements (1, 1′), located on... Agent: Inventio Ag
20110067972 - Person conveying device, particularly escalator or moving walkway, with a handrail, and handrail for an escalator or a moving walkway: A handrail (2) for an escalator or a moving sidewalk is designed such that the same consists only of a handle rail (3a) and a fitted tractive means (9a, 9b) and has guiding surfaces (11h-11n) which are complementary to guiding surfaces (5f-5m) on a top side (7) of a balustrade.... Agent: Inventio Ag
20110067975 - Methods and apparatus for slip sheet metering for indexing product: Product is conveyed as a continuous stream by a meter conveyor (12) unto a transfer plate (32) and a transfer device (42) including first and second supports (42A, 42B) each in the form of a thin piece of flexible material. The transfer device (42) is movable between retracted and extended... Agent:
20110067976 - Device for the treatment of article flows and method therefor: A device 10 for generating an output flow of articles A, starting from a flow of incoming articles (such as single use absorbent pad products A) having a given advancing velocity vin, includes a screw conveyor 14 to receive longitudinally the flow of incoming articles A. The conveyor in question... Agent: Fameccanica.data S.p.a.
20110067977 - Zoned accumulation conveyor: An accumulation conveyor with individually controllable zones may be controlled in a manner which efficiently reduces the gaps between accumulated articles, accomplished by control logic which determines the existence of conditions conducive to reducing the gaps and implements the control logic as appropriate. The accumulation conveyor may be controlled in... Agent:
20110067978 - Apparatus for cleaning conveyor belt: One embodiment of an apparatus for cleaning a conveyor belt includes a container. The container includes a chamber adapted to store a fluid therein. Further, the chamber terminates in an opening. The apparatus may also include a fluid distributing member that may extend from the chamber and through the opening.... Agent:
20110067979 - Transporting apparatus for a vehicle assembly plant: A transporting apparatus for a vehicle assembly plant having a base element that is displaceable on a transporting plane, at least two pedestal elements connected to the base element, where each pedestal element is rotatable about a rotational axis perpendicular to the transporting plane. In addition, a support element for... Agent: Siemens Ag
20110067980 - Chain link and chain: A chain link for a conveyor chain includes connection apertures at each end which cooperate with apertures in an adjacent link for connection of the links in an assembled chain. The apertures may be shaped so as to provide rotation between adjacent links in two planes, with the chain also... Agent:03/17/2011 > 13 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110061989 - Distribution auger for roll-off box: One aspect provides a distribution auger. The distribution auger comprises a fill hopper, a flighting, and an outer covering surrounding the flighting. The fill hopper is located at a first end of the distribution auger and the outer covering includes a plurality of openings located on a bottom side such... Agent:
20110061990 - Handrail for an escalator or a moving walkway: The invention relates to a handrail (1), used in particular for escalators or moving walkways and having a plurality or grip elements (2 and 2′) arranged next to one another. Each grip element (2) has an outer shell (10), cover layer (10) or casing (10) which is at least partially... Agent:
20110061991 - Mechanical pallet lift incorporated into an assembly line process: A mechanical pallet lift, such as incorporated into a conveyor driven process, having a base. A lower frame is displaceably supported upon the base and includes a first plurality of upwardly extending and spaced apart walls. An upper frame includes a second plurality of downwardly extending and spaced apart walls... Agent: Bae Industries, Inc.
20110061992 - Apparatus and method for forming a pack sequence: A method for forming a pack sequence, particularly packs of one or a plurality of articles, particularly beverage articles, including a sequence forming device, with a pack storing device for storing packs being connected to the sequence forming device via at least one transport path, the method including: transporting a... Agent: Krones Ag
20110061993 - Device for transporting objects: A device for transporting objects having a first conveyor and a second conveyor which are guided via a coiled or spiraling conveyor line at least regionally parallel and at a horizontal distance to one another. The device contains a transfer unit, which can be moved in the gap between the... Agent: Krones Ag
20110061994 - Screening and alignment of nuclear fuel pellets: A conveyor device has a sequence of two vibrating screens vertically separated (d) from each other and supplying an alignment bowl, to eliminate chips and residue from nuclear fuel pellets stored in bulk in a boat and to align them in order to fill fuel rods. Due to these two... Agent: Areva Nc
20110061995 - Trays and apparatus and method for removing cartons from trays: A system includes trays of a plurality of different widths and an unloading system for unloading cartons from the trays. The trays (20; 20′; 20″) each comprise a base (22) and a pair of end walls (30) extending upward from the base. The unloading system (200; 200′) comprises a plurality... Agent: Swisslog Logistics, Inc.
20110061996 - Apparatus and method for conveying organ packages to a processing station: An apparatus and method for conveying organ packages to a processing station or stations is provided. The apparatus can include a tray-conveyor having a series of trays movable in the conveying direction. Each such tray is arranged to receive an organ package. The tray-conveyor has at least one discharge-station for... Agent: Meyn Food Processing Technology B.v.
20110061998 - Electrodynamic propulsion system for conveying sheet material: A transport system for conveying sheet material along a feed path. The transport system includes an electro-dynamic propulsion system for moving sheet material, or a stacked collation of sheet material, along a support deck which defines the feed path. More specifically, the electro-dynamic propulsion system includes at least one guideway... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.
20110061997 - Side-flexing conveyor chain with pivoting slats and related methods: In one aspect, a modular link conveyor chain including slats is capable of assuming a compressed and an expanded condition so as to permit side-flexing while moving along a forward run and a return run in an endless path. The chain is formed of links arranged in rows spaced apart... Agent:
20110061999 - Non-contact type of vacuum pad: The present invention relates to a non-contact type vacuum pad which is used for holding articles in a vacuum conveying system. The vacuum pad of the present invention comprises a main body, an air guide, and a discharge pathway formed by means of the main body and guide. The air... Agent:
20110062000 - Roller conveyor motorized roller and roller conveyor device using the same: A motorized conveyor roller prevents slip between a power transmission mechanism in a roller tube and the roller tube due to aging. The power transmission mechanism includes a first closed-bottom cylindrical member fit over a second closed-bottom cylindrical member and a bolt for axially pressing the members against one another.... Agent: Kyowa Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20110062001 - Conveyor belt with guide means for curvilinear routes and modules for it: A curvilinear conveyor belt (10) comprises modules coupled together so as to be hinged through pins (16). At least some modules are equipped with guide means (19) that project below near to a side edge of the belt to interact with guide elements present in a surface on which the... Agent:03/10/2011 > 15 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110056796 - Method of controlling transport amount transport device and recording apparatus: A method of controlling transport amounts of a pair of first rollers and a pair of second rollers, the pair of first rollers operable to nip a medium so as to transport the medium in a transport direction, the pair of second rollers operable to nip the medium so as... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110056797 - Web product sorting machine: A web product sorting machine includes a first conveyor unit, a second conveyor unit set adjacent to the first conveyor unit, and a screening unit. A gap is defined between the first conveyor unit and the second conveyor unit. The first conveyor unit is adapted for delivering web products and... Agent:
20110056798 - Multiplex grouping device: A multiplex grouping apparatus for grouping sequentially fed articles includes at least one loading station with a feed sensor, at least one unloading station with a discharge sensor and at least two conveying devices. The conveying devices include a plurality of mechanically interconnected carriers and each conveying device can be... Agent:
20110056799 - Medium detecting method, medium detecting device, medium discharge device and printing apparatus: According to one embodiment, a medium detecting method includes conveying a medium in a first direction along a first conveying path, and allowing the medium conveyed from the first conveying path to enter a second conveying path arranged with the first conveying path so that the medium is conveyed in... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110056800 - Device for transporting flat objects: The device for transporting flat objects from an output unit to an input unit has a conveyor belt with several pairs of flaps to transport flat objects in suspended fashion. A feed unit serves to convey the flat objects into the flaps from below. Each flap has a first side... Agent: Uhlmann Pac-systeme Gmbh & Co. Kg
20110056801 - Device for unloading compartment trays, used in tobacco industry, filled with rod shaped elements: System having a transitory store (S), in the inlet zone (5) of which, there are disposed fillers (4) for compartment trays, to which rod shaped elements are delivered by in-feed conveyors (3) in form of mass flow from making machines (1), and each machine is assigned with a separate filler... Agent: International Tobacco Machinery Poland Sp. Z O.o
20110056802 - Product conveyor unit: The unit (1) for conveying products (2), in particular blister packs (2), comprises a first conveyor (4), and a second conveyor (5). The unit (1) comprises a disc (6) between the first conveyor (4) and the second conveyor (5), activatable in rotation about an axis (K) for performing transfer of... Agent: Ima Safe S.r.l.
20110056803 - Strand guide, in particular for a continuous casting installation for steel slabs: The invention relates to a strand guide (1), in particular for a steel slab continuous casting installation having a number of segments (2) which support a strand (3) on two opposite sides (4, 5) with support elements (6, 7), wherein the support elements (6, 7) are arranged in a lower... Agent:
20110056804 - System for conveying an article using vortex suction units: A system for conveying an article along a transfer path includes at least a first and a second vortex suction unit disposed in sequence in a direction of the transfer path. A conveyor is configured to support the article relative to at least one of the suction units and a... Agent: Bdt Ag
20110056805 - Moving floor hydraulic actuator assemblies: A hydraulic moving floor actuator in a slat-type reciprocating moving floor system having movable floor slats arranged side-by-side in parallel, with each slat extending longitudinally along a conveyance path and interconnected with other slats to form groups of slats which may be extended or retracted in unison or one group... Agent: Hydra-power Systems, Inc.
20110056806 - Spiral conveyor system and methods: A double-helix spiral conveyor, a method for conveying articles up and down a spiral conveyor, and a method for constructing a drive drum for a spiral conveyor. The double-helix spiral conveyor conveys articles on the conveyor up the inner side of a spiral drum by engaging the outer edge of... Agent: Laitram, L.L.C.
20110056807 - Conveyors, belts, and modules with actuated rollers: A conveyor, a conveyor belt used in the conveyor, and a belt module used to construct the conveyor belt, in which the module includes belt rollers that extend outward of a conveyor surface of the modules to support conveyed articles. The belt rollers are mounted in cavities in the modules... Agent: Laitram, L.L.C.
20110056808 - Conveying apparatus, image forming apparatus including conveying apparatus, and conveying method.: A conveying apparatus that rotates a roller and conveys an object, the conveying apparatus including: a roller driving unit that rotates the roller; a first operation unit that operates a rotation amount of the roller corresponding to a target movement amount of the object, on the basis of the target... Agent:
20110056809 - System for blowing plastic containers, specifically bottles: A plant for blow-moulding plastic containers (2) from respective parisons (3) comprises a plurality of moulding units (10), each having a mould (11) for blow-moulding at least one container (2) and at least one stretching rod (14) that moves under the action of a drive device (16) in such a... Agent: Sacmi Cooperativa Meccanici Imola Societa' Coopera
20110056810 - Conveyor belt: A conveyor belt, in particular for a pasteurizer, with a conveyor surface and with support rollers, which are arranged beneath the conveyor surface and support it on a carrier. In order to improve the protection of the conveyor belt against glass breakage without having to significantly increase the drive power,... Agent: Krones Ag03/03/2011 > 13 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20110048892 - Apparatus and method for separating flat objects by use of two separators and a length detector: An apparatus and a method separate flat objects, including flat mail items. The apparatus has a first and a second separator. Each separator extends a plurality of overlapping objects in a direction parallel to the object planes. The second separator has a transport element and a retaining element. The second... Agent:
20110048893 - Conveying apparatus: The invention relates to a conveying system for conveying intended upright articles, for example vials, comprising an in-feed conveyor, an out-feed conveyor, and a single liner system placed between said in-feed conveyor and out-feed conveyor, wherein said single liner system comprising a series of co-planar conveyor belts, wherein said belts... Agent:
20110048894 - Conveyor induct: An induction subsystem for a conveying system includes a plurality of induction conveying units that are controlled by a plurality of controls in a manner that delivers articles to a release conveyor with gaps between the articles that approach a desired length. The conveying units may be controlled using algorithms... Agent:
20110048895 - Apparatus for separating flat objects by way of two laterally offset separators: An apparatus for singulating flat items has a first separator and a second separator. The two separators are connected in series. The apparatus is configured in such a way that each object to be separated first of all runs through the first separator and then through the second separator. Each... Agent:
20110048896 - Apparatus and method for the separation of flat articles with wear compensation: An apparatus and method separate flat articles, in particular flat mail consignments, and have built-in wear compensation. The apparatus possesses a transport element, a retention element, a displaceable mounted base and a range sensor. Either the transport element or the retention element is mounted on the base. The other element... Agent:
20110048897 - apparatus and method for feeding used objects: An apparatus for feeding objects, such as used beverage containers, to a recording and/or sorting unit with which the objects are supplied on a receiver and forwarded one by one with a predetermined orientation on at least one feeding conveyor. The receiver has at least one receiving table with at... Agent:
20110048898 - Transport device for containers and buffer facility: Apparatus (1) for transporting containers (10) with a transport device (2), which transports a multiplicity of holding devices (4) for the containers individually along a pre-specified transport path (P). According to the invention at least one of these holding devices (4) comprises at least two holding elements (14a. 14b) for... Agent:
20110048899 - Assembling machine with continuous periodic assembly motion: An assembling machine with a feeder is provided. The feeder feeds receiving components into an assembler, where a moveable coupling mechanism couples attaching components to the receiving components. Transporting mechanisms coupled to a plurality of drive trains deliver the receiving components across the feeder table and to the assembler. The... Agent:
20110048900 - Automated loading and unloading produce accumulator: An apparatus for mechanically, safely, and efficiently accumulating, transporting, and unloading produce.... Agent:
20110048901 - Conveyors and transmission belts: A belt (2), forming a conveyor or a transmission belt, comprising at least one, but possibly a plurality of substantially inextensible but elastically flexible planar strips, typically of spring steel, rigidly fixed together lengthwise to form an endless belt. The belt is typically provided with drive slots for accurately driving... Agent:
20110048902 - Chain conveyor apparatus: A chain conveyor apparatus includes a chain, two sprockets, a pressing member and a holding member. The chain includes a plurality of lower link plates. The two sprockets engage with the chain. The pressing member is disposed adjacent to one of the sprockets. The holding member is opposite to the... Agent:
20110048903 - Low friction, direct drive conveyor belt: A thermoplastic endless belt has a smooth outer surface substantially free of discontinuities and an inner surface with a plurality of teeth at a given belt pitch. The teeth are adapted to engage a pulley with circumferentially spaced sheaves at a pulley pitch greater than the belt pitch. The belt... Agent:
20110048904 - Carrier and method for transporting a container: A carrier for transporting at least one container along a conveyor path, the carrier having a base that can be placed on a conveyor surface of the conveyor path and at least one retaining means for retaining the container at least during transport, where the container has a lower region... Agent:Previous industry: Mineral oils: apparatus
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