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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 > Infrared, Visible Light, Or Ultraviolet

Infrared, Visible Light, Or Ultraviolet

Infrared, Visible Light, Or Ultraviolet patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

09/11/14 - 20140251879 - Method and apparatus for sorting particles
A method and apparatus for sorting particles moving through a closed channel system of capillary size comprises a bubble valve for selectively generating a pressure pulse to separate a particle having a predetermined characteristic from a stream of particles. The particle sorting system may further include a buffer for absorbing...

02/20/14 - 20140048458 - Microparticle sorting method and microchip for sorting microparticles
There is provided a microparticle sorting method including a procedure of collecting a microparticle in a fluid that flows through a main channel in a branch channel that is in communication with the main channel by generating a negative pressure in the branch channel. In the procedure, a flow of...

01/30/14 - 20140027356 - Microparticle sorting method
There is provided a microparticle sorting method, including a procedure of collecting a microparticle in a fluid that flows through a main channel in an area that is formed in a manner that a vertical cross-section increases in a flow direction of the fluid at a branch channel which is...

03/14/13 - 20130062264 - Sorting mined material
A method of sorting mined material, such as mined ore, is disclosed. The method comprises exposing particles of mined material to radio frequency electromagnetic radiation and heating particles depending on the minerals present in the particles and then thermally analysing particles exposed to radio frequency electromagnetic radiation to detect temperature...

06/07/12 - 20120138514 - Sorting apparatus
A sorting apparatus is described and which includes an inspection station; a multiplicity of electromagnetic radiation emitters and detectors; an optical filter which is positioned in front of the electromagnetic radiation detectors, and which passes electromagnetic radiation having a given polarization; an ejector assembly positioned downstream from the inspection station...

04/26/12 - 20120097582 - Sample identification/sorting apparatus and sample identification/sorting method
A sample identification/sorting apparatus (10) includes a sample storage portion (11) that stores samples (S and SR) dispersed in a liquid (A), a flow cell (12) having a flow path (12a) through which the liquid (A) flows, and a sorting nozzle (14) that has a flow path (14a) communicating with...

02/16/12 - 20120037545 - Sorting device and method for separating products in a random stream of bulk inhomogeneous products
A sorting device and a method for separating products in a random bulk stream of inhomogeneous products. The sorting device comprises an image recording unit arranged for recording images of the bulk stream of products. An image processing unit connected to the image recording unit for determining product properties and...

12/22/11 - 20110309004 - Fruit handling equipment
Fruit handling equipment comprising a conveyor having a plurality of linked carriages, each supporting at least one fruit carrying cup pivotally secured to the carriage, each cup having a latching mechanism operable to hold the cup in a fruit carrying mode and releasable to cause the cup to pivot to...

06/02/11 - 20110127202 - Media quality assessment system and method
A digital versatile disc (DVD) rental kiosk comprises a mechanism whereby the quality of DVDs is assessed on their return to the kiosk following rental. Any DVD that shows signs of damage, or otherwise considered have a poor playback quality, is placed in a quarantine area and is thereby prevented...

05/05/11 - 20110100883 - Method and apparatus for the optical inspection of workpieces
The apparatus, which serves for the optical inspection of workpieces, comprises a transport device driven by a drive unit, which transport device is supplied with workpieces delivered by a loading device, which workpieces are transported by the transport device to at least one inspection position, where an optical inspection is...

09/16/10 - 20100230327 - Device and method for the classification of transparent component in a material flow
A device is disclosed for the classification of a transparent component of a material flow using an optical detector unit, with allocatable optical axis which is directed toward the material flow, at least one illumination unit for illuminating the material flow from a space over the material flow, in which...

04/22/10 - 20100096299 - Method and device for sorting products
The invention concerns a method and apparatus for sorting a stream of products by scanning this stream of products with a bundle of concentrated light and analyzing the light originating from the scanned products and a background element, wherein this background element is chosen such that the corresponding detected light...

09/03/09 - 20090218260 - Micro-assembler
A xerographic micro-assembler system, method and apparatus that includes a sorting unit that is adapted to receive a plurality of micro-objects. The micro-objects can also be sorted and oriented on the sorting unit and then transferred to a substrate. The system, method and apparatus can also include a device for...

05/14/09 - 20090120848 - Device and method for the flexible classification of polycrystalline silicon fragments
Polycrystalline silicon fragments are sorted into defined particle fractions in a flexible manner independent of initial particle size distribution and desired fraction size by a first mechanical screening into a fine fraction and residual fraction, followed by optoelectronic sorting of the residual fraction....

04/30/09 - 20090107896 - Air separator conveyor and vision system
A system for accurately determining whether a work piece such as a plastic molded bottle cap is defective from quality norms and removing those defective pieces from a stream of work pieces includes a feed conveyor for serially delivering work pieces where adjacent work pieces are in contact with each...