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Condition Responsive Means Controls Separating Means

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System for sorting microscopic objects using electromagnetic radiation
12/18/14 - 20140367315 - There is presented a system 10,100 for sorting microscopic objects 76, 78, 80, where the system comprises a fluid channel 66 with an inlet 68 and an outlet 70, where the fluid channel is arranged for allowing the fluid flow to be laminar. The system furthermore comprises a detection system...

Piezoelectric valve, and optical granulated substance sorter equipped with air-blowing means that uses this piezoelectric valve
11/20/14 - 20140339141 - A piezoelectric valve whose assembly work can be efficiently performed. A piezoelectric valve according to this invention includes a valve main body having a gas pressure chamber which receives compressed gas supplied from the outside, a plate which is disposed inside the valve main body and is fixed to the...

Sorting system and sorting method with two storage areas
10/02/14 - 20140291217 - Objects are sorted according to a predetermined sorting feature. A first storage area and a second storage area each have a plurality of storage devices. A storage device of the first storage area has a storage device output and an emptying transport path, which leads to a storage device of...

Ceramic wear tile and method of using same
09/25/14 - 20140284253 - The present subject matter provides colored wear tiles for use in optical sorting apparatuses and related methods that separate an associated material into a desired product and an undesired product. The colored wear tiles have a color and/or lightness value that permeates the entire body of the wear tile and...

Sorting plant and sorting method with two types of sorting terminals
09/25/14 - 20140284254 - A sorting plant and a sorting method sort objects according to a predefined sort criterion. The sorting plant has a plurality of transfer sites, a plurality of upper pick-up units which can be swiveled into a pick-up position and into a park position, and a plurality of lower pick-up units....

Sorting machine for sorting flat articles having non-uniform physical characteristics, and a method of sorting said flat articles
08/21/14 - 20140231317 - A sorting machine (1) for sorting flat articles (100, 101) having non-uniform physical characteristics, the sorting machine having sorting outlets equipped with stackers (3) controlled by a monitoring and control unit in compliance with a plurality of programs, each of which is assigned to a predefined type of flat article...

Method and device for sorting identification objects
08/07/14 - 20140216990 - A method and a device for sorting identification objects is described, wherein identification objects are fed in a defined sequence, one after the other, to a first transfer position and inspected for defects. Identification objects identified as defect-free are transferred in the first transfer position by a first transfer arrangement...

Separation apparatus and separation method
07/17/14 - 20140197078 - A separation apparatus according to the present invention includes: a conveyor that conveys a group of pieces; a material distinguishing unit that distinguishes between first pieces and second pieces that are placed on the conveyor, according to material; a blower that generates airflow supplied from a middle of the conveyor...

Method of ejecting faulty absorbent article
07/17/14 - 20140197079 - A method of ejecting a faulty absorbent article which includes a step of detecting a failure region of an absorbent article in which a failure location of the absorbent article exists, and a type of a failure in the failure region, by identifying a shape of the absorbent article in...

Chute for optical sorting machine
06/19/14 - 20140166549 - A chute for an optical sorter sorting machine allows objects to be sorted to drop under gravity from the lower end of the chute, thereby supplying the objects to an optical detection section. The chute is provided with: a first portion which includes a portion for receiving the objects to...

Sorting installation and sorting method using a gripping tool
06/19/14 - 20140166550 - A sorting installation and a sorting method use a gripping tool for gripping sorted articles, particularly sorted flat mail items. During sorting, the articles are transported in holding apparatuses having two lateral faces each. Each lateral face is preferably formed with one cutout. A supply station puts each article into...

Microparticle sorting device and method for controlling position in microparticle sorting device
05/29/14 - 20140144817 - The microparticle sorting device including a pair of deflecting plates that face each other with a passage area of a fluid stream therebetween, a camera that captures the image of the fluid stream, and a fluid stream detection light source that emits light parallel to a direction in which the...

Plant for selection of crates for vegetable products according to their degree of cleanliness
05/29/14 - 20140144818 - Plant for the selection of crates, in particular for vegetable products, comprising: transferring means, preferably a continuous conveyor suitable for suitable for transferring said crates in an orderly, continuous and sequential manner, a station for measuring the degree of cleanliness of said crates, comprising measurement and control means suitable to...

Systems, methods and apparatuses for changing the direction/speed of a workpiece
05/22/14 - 20140138290 - The present disclosure provides systems, methods and assemblies comprising one or more tapered feed rolls. Tapered feed rolls may be used to change the rate and direction of workpiece travel along a processing line while retaining the workpieces in sequential order. Routing workpiece flow with tapered feed rolls may allow...

Automatically adjustable slide retract for conveyor
04/03/14 - 20140091013 - A package handling device includes a conveyor, a sensor system and a reject system. The conveyor transports a product along a product handling line. The sensor system is proximate to the conveyor system to determine at least one characteristic of the product for comparison to product acceptance criteria. Failure of...

Sheet reinspection apparatus, sheet inspection system, and sheet inspection method
03/27/14 - 20140083915 - According to one embodiment, a reinspection apparatus which reinspects rejected sheets rejected from sheet processing apparatus configured to convey sheets at first speed, to inspect conveyed sheet in accordance with first determination threshold, and to reject sheets in accordance with an inspection result, reinspection apparatus includes, conveying unit configured to...

Optical sorting machine
03/06/14 - 20140061103 - The present invention intends to provide an optical sorting machine which can improve the collection rate of non-defective products without increasing the size of the machine. The optical sorting machine of the present invention includes a granular object feed unit including storage means that stores an object to be sorted,...

Seed sorter
03/06/14 - 20140061104 - A seed sorter system is operable to sort seeds based on one or more characteristics of the seeds. The system includes a seed loading station operable to isolate individual seeds from a plurality of seeds and load the isolated seeds into a seed tray, an imaging and analysis subsystem operable...

Identification of material composition
12/26/13 - 20130341253 - Identification of a material composition. The material composition is configured with a sequential pattern applied to one or more surfaces of the body. The sequential pattern identifies the specific material composition. A discrete section or sub-section of the material is analyzed, after which the discrete section or sub-section may be...

Handling portions
12/26/13 - 20130341254 - The invention relates to a method of handling portions comprising a respective at least one slice, wherein the slices have been produced by slicing food products, wherein the portions are conveyed, in particular line-wise, one after the other in a main conveying stream along a conveying direction, wherein incomplete portions,...

Automated waste mail verification
11/14/13 - 20130299396 - A method for automatically sorting undeliverable as addressed (UAA) mail can include capturing a first image of a first UAA mail piece with a camera to create first image data, passing the first image data to a waste verification system and performing optical character recognition to produce a first character...

High capacity cascade-type mineral sorting machine and method
11/07/13 - 20130292307 - Methods and systems for achieving higher efficiencies and capacities in sorting feed material are described herein, such as for separating desirable “good” rock or ore from undesirable “bad” rock or ore in an unsegregated, unseparated stream of feed material. In the disclosure, higher efficiencies are achieved with combinations of multiple...

Cover for a waste container
10/24/13 - 20130277283 - The invention relates to a cover (1) for a waste container (3), having an opening (5) that is formed in the cover (1). Waste (11) can be transferred into the waste container (3) via a sliding surface (9) of a slide (7), the surface being associated with the opening (5)....

Optical granular material-sorting apparatus utilizing piezoelectric valve
10/03/13 - 20130256200 - An optical granular material-sorting apparatus includes: a transfer means for transferring objects being sorted; an optical detection means for detecting, at a detection position, objects being sorted as they drop from an end of the transfer means; and a blasting means provided below the optical detection means and designed to...

Conveyance control device and document validator with recycle box
07/25/13 - 20130186808 - A conveyance control device is provided to comprise a turning device 13 that has a trifurcate intersection 7 and a deflector 20 of three vertexes 21, 22, 23 rotatably supported in trifurcate intersection 7, an actuating device 30 for moving each of three vertexes 21, 22, 23 of deflector 20...

Method and device for sorting objects by means of intermediate storage units
05/30/13 - 20130134075 - A method and a device sort objects, in particular flat postal items, by use of intermediate storage units. A feed transport unit transports the objects to a series of a multiple of intermediate storage units which are connected in parallel. Each object is transported into an intermediate storage unit in...

Color sorting machine
04/04/13 - 20130081982 - Provided is a color sorting machine in which decreases in yield resulting from the erroneous inclusion of good granules can be prevented by using different selection algorithms and operation ejector nozzle operations resulting therefrom in a first sorting part and a second sorting part. The machine is provided with: a...

Method and system for optically inspecting manufactured rounds of ammunition or cylindrical components of the rounds to obtain rounds which exhibit superior accuracy when fired
03/14/13 - 20130062262 - A method and system for optically inspecting manufactured rounds of ammunition or cylindrical components of the rounds to obtain rounds which exhibit superior accuracy when fired are provided. The method includes providing a nominal numerical value and an acceptable range of numerical values for a size or a geometric characteristic...

Defective-workpiece discharging device
03/14/13 - 20130062263 - In a defective-workpiece discharging device, a defective workpiece is discharged to a discharge path from a conveyance path that conveys a plurality of workpieces related to absorbent articles at a predetermined conveyance pitch. The conveyance path has a first path and a second path downstream of the first path. A...

Method and apparatus for improved sorting of diced substrates
01/10/13 - 20130008836 - A method for inspecting and sorting a plurality of IC units comprising the steps of: delivering a frame containing said IC units to a unit picking station; conducting a first inspection of said units during the delivering step and recording the subsequent result; removing said units from the frame, and...

Device for sorting out incorrectly positioned cylindrical bodies in a separating and conveying unit
01/03/13 - 20130001139 - A separating and conveying unit in which a device for sorting out incorrectly positioned cylindrical bodies, such as for hollow bodies, is arranged. The device has a roller sorter with rollers and air nozzles arranged laterally adjacent the rollers. Incorrectly positioned cylindrical bodies are blown out of the roller sorter...

Device and method for processing small, lightweight objects
01/03/13 - 20130001140 - A device (1) for processing a batch of small light weight objects includes a tray filling section (3) configured for scattering small light weight objects on the top surface of a tray, an inspection section (5) configured for determining for each pocket of the array of pockets a quality measure...

Guide plate for guiding bulk products and sorting machine with such a guide plate
11/08/12 - 20120279909 - This application describes a guide plate for collecting and discharging bulk products (12), comprising a first segment (14), said first segment (14) comprising damping means (19, 20), which, during use, dissipate the collision energy of each product (12) to be collected essentially individually. Further, this application describes a sorting machine...

Document sorting machine
11/01/12 - 20120273399 - A machine to sort documents includes a stacker having a tier of the plurality of pockets and a magazine positioned at one end of the stacker. A first transport and a second transport operably associated with the magazine are configured to carry the documents through the stacker. A method to...

Apparatus and method for opening and sorting envelopes
11/01/12 - 20120273400 - An apparatus is provided for processing mail by severing an edge of each envelope in a stack of mail. The apparatus includes an input bin for receiving a stack of mail. A feeder feeds the bottom envelope from the input bin to a transport that conveys the envelope along an...

Method and device for removing at least one book case from a stream of book cases conveyed along a book production line
10/11/12 - 20120255889 - A book case processing portion of a book production line forms a combination with a device for the removal of at least one book case from a stream of book cases conveyed in a main conveying direction along the book case processing portion of the book production line. The device...

Parts manipulation, inspection, and replacement system and method
08/16/12 - 20120205296 - Manufacturing lines include inspection systems for monitoring the quality of parts produced. Manufacturing lines for making semiconductor devices generally inspect each fabricated part. The information obtained is used to fix manufacturing problems in the semiconductor fab plant. A machine-vision system for inspecting devices includes a flipper mechanism. After being inspected...

Particle sorting
06/28/12 - 20120160746 - A particle sorting cell (10) comprises a cavity (12), an inlet (16) of a fluid flow (14) into the cavity, a first outlet (18) of a first part (22) of the fluid flow out from the cavity and a second outlet (20) of a second part (24) of the fluid...

Pneumatic flotation machine and flotation method
06/14/12 - 20120145606 - A pneumatic flotation machine (100) has a housing (1) with a flotation chamber (3), at least one nozzle arrangement (4) for feeding gas and a suspension into the flotation chamber as well as at least one gassing arrangement (5) for feeding further gas into the flotation chamber (3), which arrangement...

Sorting apparatus and method utilizing a mechanical diverter
06/07/12 - 20120138512 - The present invention is an apparatus and method for sorting foreign material and undesirable articles from a product stream. A mechanical diverter having a concave shape is responsive to an inspection station coupled to the product stream. The mechanical diverter is employed to effectively launch or otherwise redirect undesirable articles...

Sorting method and sorting configuration for sorting two types of articles to produce a single succession
05/17/12 - 20120118797 - A sorting method and a sorting configuration for sorting two types of articles, particularly two types of flat mail items, on the basis of a prescribed order among the possible values of a prescribed sorting feature. The articles of the first type are sorted on the basis of the order...

Component sorting and wasting device in component mounting apparatus
05/10/12 - 20120111776 - A component sorting and wasting device is provided with a plurality of waste boxes having respective IDs and arranged at predetermined locations for receiving components to be wasted therein and a component mounting mechanism being capable of picking up components from a component supply device in mounting the picked-up components...

Apparatus for inspecting and sorting articles traveling on a conveyor
04/12/12 - 20120085686 - There is provided an apparatus for grouping randomly oriented articles traveling on a conveyor, said conveyor having an in-feed end, an out-feed end and a predetermined width. The apparatus comprises an inspection head located in a fixed position above the conveyor, the inspection head for capturing images of the articles...

Sheet handling system
02/09/12 - 20120031817 - The sheet handling apparatus has selection means which can select any one of a genuine note, a damaged note, a rejectable note, automatic setting and on-line setting, and setting means which requests the central apparatus to transmit a discrimination level when the on-line setting is selected, receives the transmitted discrimination...

Apparatus and method for seed selection
12/08/11 - 20110297589 - Apparatuses and methods for selecting one or more seeds from a group of seeds based on a predetermined characteristic of the selected seeds are provided. In various embodiments, the seeds are selected from multiple containers of seeds and re-configured into a single container for later use. The apparatus includes an...

Piezoelectric valve and optical granular material-sorting apparatus utilizing such piezoelectric valve
11/24/11 - 20110284431 - A piezoelectric valve comprising: a valve main body formed in which are a gas pressure chamber that takes in compressed gas supplied from the outside as well as a gas release channel through which the compressed gas is released from the gas pressure chamber; a valve body placed in the...

Method of storing a plurality of articles with information being scrutinized
09/08/11 - 20110215035 - A method of sorting a plurality of articles (A, B, C), in which each article goes through a sorting installation in at least two passes, comprises the steps of recording the image of each article that is generated during the first sorting pass in a memory and in correspondence with...

Roll sorter device and sorting method for sorting preforms and transport device with such a roll sorter device
08/18/11 - 20110198270 - A roll sorter device has a first roll that can be driven rotatably about its roll axis and a second roll that can be driven rotatably about its roll axis opposite the rotation of the first roll. The second roll is arranged spaced from the first roll such that the...

Method and device for storing glass plates for photovoltaic modules
07/21/11 - 20110174700 - Disclosed are a device and a method for picking up glass plates from at least one production line in order to convey said glass plates on to a storage housing or a coating plant. An embodiment of the device includes: a) a linearly movable, vertically installed main lifting column with...

Method for sorting integrated circuit devices
04/21/11 - 20110089088 - A method for sorting integrated circuit (IC) devices of the type having a substantially unique identification (ID) code, such as a fuse ID, including automatically reading the ID code of each of the IC devices and sorting the IC devices in accordance with their automatically read ID codes, is disclosed....

Sheet sorting and storing apparatus and sheet sorting and storing method
04/07/11 - 20110079545 - According to one embodiment, a sheet sorting and storing apparatus includes: an ID recognizing unit configured to recognize a user ID for identifying a user; a sheet storing unit including plural reuse sheet storing spaces each provided to correspond to the user ID recognized by the ID recognizing unit; a...

Separation method and separation apparatus
03/10/11 - 20110056874 - In a method of separating pieces of a specific constituent substance from a mixture by blowing the pieces across a free-fall position of the mixture by pulse air shot out of a pulse air nozzle, there is a problem that a less amount of the pieces is recovered. A separation...

Vision means for quality increase of confectionary
02/10/11 - 20110031170 - The present invention is related to a confectionary production and/or wrapping machine....

Method and device for inspecting transparent or translucent articles in order to optimize the operation of a control machine
11/11/10 - 20100282650 - and in comparing the result obtained by processing (R′j) regarding the defective or compliant character of each reference article with the expected result (Ra′(j))....

Detecting apparatus, removing apparatus, detecting method, and removing method
11/04/10 - 20100276344 - A detection apparatus for detecting foreign substances or defective goods, with which it is easy to accomplish inspection even if the inspection objects have a shape that tends to allow rolling, comprises: transparent members 11 and 12, partitions 21 and 22, a supplying unit 30, cameras 41 and 42, a...

Apparatus for separating impurities in masses of incoherent materials and relative method
08/26/10 - 20100213106 - A device for separating impurities in a mass of incoherent materials disposed on a slide, such as a conveyor belt. The device includes a detection device associated with the slide and a separation device. The separation device includes a plurality of deflecting elements suitable to remove, by mechanical separation action...

Method for batching items
06/17/10 - 20100147750 - The present invention discloses a method and computer program product for hatching items, said method comprising the steps of: selecting a first item for a batch, analyze the characteristics of said selected item, create a profile of said selected item, determine qualification criteria for forthcoming items, wherein said qualification criteria...

Flat detector and medium detector
05/13/10 - 20100116722 - a flat detector includes a first flat member and a second flat member both made of a nonmagnetic nonmetal, a first conductive wiring that generates an alternating magnetic field, the first conductive wing being disposed on a surface of the first flat member facing toward the second flat member, a...

Flow sorting of nanomaterials
04/29/10 - 20100101983 - In accordance with the invention there are systems and methods of separating a mixture of carbon nanotubes comprising dispersing carbon nanotubes into a fluid to form a dispersion of individually-suspended carbon nanotubes and focusing the dispersion of individually-suspended carbon nanotubes into a single file stream of carbon nanotubes. The methods...

Method of sorting used tubular goods prior to reclaiming or reconditioning
04/08/10 - 20100084322 - Methods for reclaiming or reconditioning used tubulars are disclosed. One method includes performing non-visual, non-destructive inspection of used tubulars at a site of a reconditioning or reclaiming plant prior to the used tubulars being cleaned in preparation for reclaiming or reconditioning, followed by sorting the used tubulars based principally on...

Cross flow air separation system
04/08/10 - 20100084323 - A cross-flow air separation system comprises a conveyor configured to project material out over an end of the conveyor generally along a trajectory path into a far receiving bin. An optical sensing system is configured to identify particular objects in the projected material. A first air ejection system is configured...

Device for separating flat mail items
12/03/09 - 20090294337 - An apparatus for separating flat mail items includes two transport devices for transporting two independently mobile stacks of mail items to an extraction device for extracting mail items from both stacks of mail items and supplying the mail items to a transport run. A single-component extraction element of the extraction...

Shale shakers and screens with identification apparatuses
11/19/09 - 20090283454 - A screen apparatus, which in certain aspects is a screen apparatus having a support, screening material on the support, a mass member connected to the screen apparatus, and energizable identification apparatus connected to (exteriorly, interiorly, and/or within) the mass member for identifying the screen apparatus; a vibratory separator with such...

Device and method for continuously producing a defective-free carrier strip
08/27/09 - 20090211951 - The invention relates to a device (1) for continuously selecting defective components (2) from a certain amount of components (2) which are arranged in a detachable manner on a carrier strip (3) in at least one continuous row, and a device (80) and method for continuously producing a carrier strip...

Method and apparatus for sorting flat objects in a number of sorting passes
08/27/09 - 20090211952 - In a method and device for sorting a quantity of flat objects, especially of mail items, each object passes at least twice through a sorting system with a number of output devices. In each pass of an object the sorting system determines a destination identification of the object and discharges...

Method of sorting flat mail items
08/27/09 - 20090211953 - A sorting device has at least one mail item buffer receptacle, a number of storage pockets for mail items arranged one after another and circulating continuously in a conveyor belt and moved past one or more loading stations. Below straight transfer sections of the conveyors fixed intermediate storage receptacles open...

Sorting device and method for sorting rfid tags
08/20/09 - 20090206012 - sorting device for RFID tags, comprising a dispensing unit for supplying RFID tags which are applied to a transport belt to a dispensing area, in which the RFID tags are detached from the transport belt; a pick-up unit having a plurality of transport units for respectively picking up the RFID...

Paper sheet conveying apparatus and paper sheet sorting apparatus
07/16/09 - 20090178961 - An apparatus according to the present invention is provided with a calculation device which calculates a period during which each of postal items passes through a predetermined section, based on time points of passage measured by inlet- and outlet-side measuring devices, individually, a comparison device which compares the passage period...

Method and device for sorting flat mail items
06/11/09 - 20090145817 - A method is specified for sorting flat mail items, which allows sorting according to delivery order to be carried out swiftly and reliably. With the method a first sorting pass is carried out in a first segment with at least N storage modules of a sorting device and a second...

System for tracking medical waste
05/21/09 - 20090127168 - A system for disposing of medical waste is generally configured to sort waste items into a plurality of disposable containers according to applicable rules and regulations governing the handling and/or disposal of such items. In some embodiments, a system comprises sorting stations, each of which houses a number of disposable...