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Classifying, Separating, And Assorting Solids > Sorting Special Items, And Certain Methods And Apparatus (e.g., Pocket Type And Light Responsive Sorting, Etc.) For Sorting Any Items > Condition Responsive Means Controls Separating Means > Sensing Radiant Energy Reflected, Absorbed, Emitted, Or Obstructed By Item Or Adjunct Thereof

Sensing Radiant Energy Reflected, Absorbed, Emitted, Or Obstructed By Item Or Adjunct Thereof

Sensing Radiant Energy Reflected, Absorbed, Emitted, Or Obstructed By Item Or Adjunct Thereof patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

07/24/14 - 20140202937 - Welding inspection device
An inspection unit of a welding inspection device includes: a striking device having a striking member that applies an impulsive force to a press molded article, a drive mechanism that applies a drive force to the striking member, and an urging member that urges the striking member; a microphone to...

06/27/13 - 20130161241 - System and method for sorting items
A system and associated method is provided for sorting parts, which includes a conveyor system for receiving and circulating a plurality of randomly presented parts, a sorting buffer for accumulating selected parts from the plurality of randomly presented parts in an assigned buffer location, and a sequencing system for sequencing...

05/23/13 - 20130126400 - Method for separating minerals according to the luminescent properties thereof
The method relates to the field of mineral enrichment. It involves establishing threshold values of the intensity of a luminescence signal arising during the action of a pulse of exciting radiation on a material being separated and after a specified time following the end of the exciting pulse, and, during...

08/30/12 - 20120217188 - Method and apparatus for sorting and acquiring image data for documents
An apparatus is provided for processing documents, such as mail contained in envelopes. The operator drops the documents toward a conveyor that serially convey the documents to an imaging device that acquires image data relating to the image of each document. A conveyor conveys the documents from the imaging device...

01/26/12 - 20120018356 - Title of invention method and device for determining plant material quality using images containing information about the quantum efficiency and the time response of the photosynthtic system
The present invention relates to a method for determining the quality of plant material by irradiating said plant material with a beam consisting of several consecutive light pulses of electromagnetic radiation comprising one or more such wavelengths, that at least a part of the chlorophyll present is excitated by at...

12/29/11 - 20110315608 - Surface mount process, surface mount system, and feeding apparatus thereof
A surface mount process, a surface mount system, and a feeding apparatus thereof are provided. The surface mount system includes a feeding apparatus and a surface mount apparatus. The feeding apparatus includes a vibrating tray feeder module, a vibrating linear feeder module, and a component recycling module. The vibrating tray...

05/12/11 - 20110108469 - Limpness detecting device, limpness detecting method, and sheet handling apparatus including limpness detecting device
According to one embodiment, a limpness detecting device includes a transmitting unit to irradiate an acoustic wave towards a conveyed sheet to excite a Lamb wave, a first receiving unit to detect a leaky wave of the Lamb wave emitted from a front surface of the sheet, a second receiving...

10/21/10 - 20100264070 - Sorting pieces of material based on photonic emissions resulting from multiple sources of stimuli
A piece of material that includes low-Z elements is classified based on photonic emissions detected from the piece of material. Both XRF spectroscopy and OES techniques, for example, Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and spark discharge spectroscopy, may be used to classify the piece of material. A stream of pieces of...

04/15/10 - 20100089804 - Method for identifying a substance or object using a plurality of excitation vectors
It may comprise a preliminary phase comprising the steps of selecting at least one marker reacting to at least one of said excitation vectors, elaborating a correspondence table, and a step of incorporating at least one selected marker within or at the surface of the substance or object....

12/24/09 - 20090314692 - Recovery of reprocessable medical devices in a sharps container
Reprocessable medical devices that have been disposed of in a sharps container are recovered, disinfected or sterilized, sorted, and packed for reprocessing in a generally continuous process. In one embodiment, either a sharps container or at least a portion of its contents is successively and controllably conveyed, either manually or...

08/06/09 - 20090194468 - Device for the automatic recognition and sorting of garments
A device for the automatic recognition and sorting of garments comprises: identification elements associated with the garments; a container to collect at least one of the garments; recognition elements able to recognize the identification elements; movement elements able to transport the garments from the container toward subsequent working steps. The...

07/02/09 - 20090166270 - Sorting apparatus and control method for sorting apparatus
A sorting apparatus conveys a sheet in a standing position, and detects, at various heights, the presence/absence of metal pieces in the sheet, conveyed in the standing position, by using a plurality of metal detection sensors. The sorting apparatus detects a tracking letter in which a metal piece is placed...

06/04/09 - 20090139911 - Method of detecting defective containers
Methods for identifying defective containers that include a) providing a container having an open rim end, a closed base end, an exterior surface and an interior surface; b) directing one or more sources of electromagnetic radiation toward the exterior surface or interior surface of the container; c) positioning one or...

06/04/09 - 20090139912 - Paper sheets processing device and paper sheets processing method
A sort device recognizes address information applied to paper sheets by an online OCR, collates a recognition result of this online OCR with address information stored in an address information database section, judges, based on a processing situation of another sort device capable of performing data communication with the sort...