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Number: 198
Name: Conveyors: power-driven >
Description: GENERAL STATEMENT OF CLASS SUBJECT MATTER










Class Number Class Name No. of Patents
198/955

Air manifold

11
198/953

Coil spring untangling apparatus

26
198/615

Convertible

16
198/300

Conveying apparatus entirely supported by mobile ground engaging means

47
198/307.1

Bucket conveyor

8
198/301

Condition responsive control means for vehicle or conveyor

53
198/310

Conveyor driven by motion of ground-engaging element

7
198/312

Conveyor shiftably mounted on vehicle

56
198/313

Contractible or foldable conveyor section

130
198/317

Horizontally swingable conveyor

62
198/315

Power means for shifting conveyor

34
198/316.1

Fluid-actuated ram

53
198/314

Separate conveyors serially arranged on single vehicle

58
198/318

Vertically swingable conveyor

74
198/319

Means for maintaining conveyor-drive motor support in level position

4
198/320

Winch-operated shifting mechanism

13
198/304

Dirigible vehicle

30
198/305

Pulling winch on vehicle

0
198/306

Ground wheel lockable in transverse or longitudinal position on vehicle

18
198/311

Including gravity conveyor section or bin with driven conveyor

78
198/303

Including three relatively movable interconnected wheel or track equipped vehicles

70
198/302

Retractable ground wheel

28
198/308.1

Shovel or tine pushable under load

20
198/309

Support slidable on ground

13
198/570

Conveying system having plural power-driven conveying sections

76
198/574

Conveyor carried by load-engaging conveyor

22
198/602

Forming a single conveying path

24
198/610

Diverse sections

14
198/611

Having a rotating section

38
198/614

And a reciprocating section

37
198/612

With load engaging element carried by the rotating section

27
198/613

Element retractable to disengage from load

14
198/604

Load simultaneously engaged between and moved by coacting conveyors

116
198/605

With load transfer between coacting conveyors

48
198/608

Plural rotating sections

84
198/606

Plural sections each formed of or including a closed flexible loop

62
198/607

With elevating or lowering section

92
198/609

Plural vibratory sections

20
198/603

Superposed sections forming an ascending or descending zigzag conveying path

30
198/601

Forming plural conveying paths feeding to single conveying path or vice versa

64
198/578

Having a cyclically swingable section

15
198/599

Including non-driven means for moving load relative to conveyor

30
198/597

Including power-driven means for laterally shifting a conveyor-engaged load

84
198/598

By a revolving or pivotal member

94
198/600

Including rest for transient load

66
198/585

Including tripper

19
198/580

Recycling load in a closed path

130
198/571

With condition responsive control of a section

54
198/572

By means responsive to presence or condition of load

154
198/573

By overload sensing

33
198/581

With means allowing a section to fold upon itself

17
198/583

With means connecting sections for quick assembly of disassembly

44
198/584

By means allowing relative movement of joined sections

18
198/575

With means controlling the interrelated operation of plural sections

183
198/577

With means for altering the speed (e.g., accelerating, decelerating, stopping, reversing, etc.) of a section

167
198/579

With means operating successive sections at different speeds

52
198/576

With means operating successive sections in timed relation

65
198/586

With relatively adjustable sections

80
198/587

By means mounting a section for lateral swinging movement

33
198/591

With a curved guide or support

3
198/589

With means mounting a section to swing about a generally horizontal axis

41
198/588

With means to vary the effective length of the system (e.g., telescoping sections

95
198/590

With yieldable side walls

1
198/592

By means mounting a section to swing about a generally horizontal axis

80
198/593

With flexible means and winding drum

0
198/594

By means to vary the effective length of the system

168
198/595

By nested trough sections

5
198/596

With opposed gripper means

5
198/582

With supply chamber for system

4
198/348

Conveyor arrangement for selecting among plural sources or destinations

32
198/368

By a selectively movable stop means

48
198/370.01

By loading or unloading section at selected one of a plurality of pre-established locations along the length thereof

117
198/371.1

By reversibly driving the main line section

6
198/371.2

Endless belt or chain

16
198/371.3

Rollers

13
198/370.13

By selective application of magnetic field

12
198/370.12

By selective application of suction

21
198/370.08

By separate endless or rotary pusher

68
198/370.1

By separate endless or rotary supporting conveyor

91
198/370.11

By separate fluid jet

18
198/370.07

By separate reciprocating or oscillating pusher

104
198/370.09

By separate supporting rollers

99
198/370.02

Conveyor has independent lateral pushers

139
198/370.03

Conveyor has independently movable load supporting portions

84
198/370.06

Supporting portions are laterally extending belts

56
198/370.04

Supporting portions tilt about an axis parallel to path of travel

163
198/370.05

Supporting portions tilt vertically about an axis perpendicular to path of travel

45
198/364

By moving a load directing means along the length of the section

53
198/367

By passive material-diverting means placed across the flow path

176
198/367.1

Material diverted by plural, successive gates

15
198/367.2

Plural, manually manipulated gate actuators

1
198/363

By proportioning the feed from multiple sources

10
198/358

Condition responsive control means including sensing condition of source or destination

192
198/357

Condition responsive control means to prevent collision on merging conveyors

56
198/369.1

One of a plurality of main line conveyors selectively moves to connect with a spaced path

58
198/369.7

Conveyor slides to provide an opening in main path

23
198/369.2

Endless conveyor or portion thereof pivots about a horizontal axis perpendicular to path

69
198/369.5

Endless conveyor or portion thereof pivots about a vertical axis

31
198/369.3

Endless conveyor or portion thereof pivots about an axis parallel to path

14
198/369.4

Roller pivots about a vertical axis

23
198/369.6

Rollers shift the load vertically to a different plane

12
198/890

Plural laterally spaced locations fed to or received from a conveyor having laterally movable article supports or pushers

50
198/890.1

Laterally moving article supports

46
198/359

With gravity-conveying means

42
198/360

By movably mounted, load-supporting, gravity section

85
198/361

By repositionable idler roll or rollway

15
198/349

With selection responsive to means containing or introducing changeable operating instructions

122
198/350

By magnetic means

27
198/355

By repositionable contact or switch actuator

11
198/351

By selectively positioned abutment means

11
198/354

Having an abutment support containing a plurality of abutment receiving means

3
198/352

Having plural abutments arranged in a specific pattern

9
198/353

Having support means slidably mounting abutment means

6
198/349.1

By synchronously moving signal carrier distinct from conveyor

11
198/349.2

Moving at different velocity than conveyor

0
198/349.3

Rotary signal carrier

2
198/349.4

Magnetic means on rotary carrier stores code

1
198/349.5

Using central memory to store code until article is discharged

16
198/349.6

Memory stores plural sources or destinations

53
198/349.95

Conveyor detector indexes code

28
198/349.7

Inventory also in memory

20
198/349.8

Material detector indexes code

10
198/349.9

Plural, longitudinally spaced, material detectors index code

15
198/373

Conveyor for changing attitude of item relative to conveyed direction

34
198/375

By actuating item-holder relative to holder-carrying conveyor

72
198/377.01

Holder carried by orbiting conveyor

44
198/377.07

Holder having load gripping element

43
198/377.09

Holder having magnetic or electrostatic element

1
198/377.08

Holder having vacuum or air blast element

36
198/378

Holder or conveyor moves intermittently (e.g., for "indexing" load)

38
198/377.02

Holder rotates item about axis spaced from the item

33
198/377.03

Holder having load gripping element

34
198/377.05

Holder having magnetic or electrostatic element

3
198/377.04

Holder having vacuum or air blast element

24
198/377.06

Holder rotation stops at predetermined position

26
198/377.1

Holder rotation stops at predetermined position

45
198/376

With holder-actuating means responsive to item-sensing means

30
198/382

By conveying randomly faced items and turning items to uniform facing

92
198/394

By conveying an item that has a position characteristic and rotating the item until it is positioned

221
198/398

By distinguishing between alternatively faced items and conveying uniformly faced items

61
198/400

By partially turning all items to uniform facing and direction

118
198/399

By turning only improperly faced items to uniform facing

159
198/396

Including separating item from scrambled supply hopper

189
198/397.01

By orbiting progression of item-receiving pockets passing through supply

28
198/397.06

Item oriented while on endless conveyor

42
198/397.02

Rotary pocketed conveyor

20
198/397.03

Horizontal axis of rotation

17
198/397.04

Item oriented while on rotary conveyor

41
198/397.05

Item oriented while on rotary conveyor

33
198/383

Including significantly shaped portion of conveyor cooperating with significantly shaped item to face item

39
198/390

For shaped item fitting outline of shaped passageway

32
198/389

For shaped item suspended in or by shaped passageway

80
198/393

Including orbiting progression of item-fitting elements passing through supply of scrambled items

38
198/384

Including orbiting progression of item-receiving pockets and means moving item within pocket

75
198/385

By roller/finder to move item and/or fit surface indentation on item

15
198/386

Roller/finder rotating about plural axes

1
198/387

Pockets comprise grooved, transversely disposed rollers

23
198/388

Including protruding portion of conveyor entering end of slotted or hollow item

19
198/392

Via rotating means having shaped passageway or exit

127
198/391

Via vibrating bowl having shaped passageway

74
198/395

With control means actuated in response to sensing of improperly faced item

210
198/411

By conveyor and means driven for turning successive conveyed items

126
198/412

By means between successive conveyor sections or conveyor elements

125
198/413

By means which interdigitate with conveyor sections or elements

61
198/414

By turntable which lifts, turns and lowers item(s)

52
198/415

By plural, unequal-speed members simultaneously contacting and conveying items

155
198/379

By gripping item and turning item about fixed axis

106
198/416

By member adjacent conveyor for contacting successive conveyed items

147
198/417

Longitudinally twisted item-bounding passageway

55
198/374

By optionally facing successive items according to a predetermined recurring cycle

119
198/410

By plural distinct occurrences of turning each successive item

54
198/406

For changing both the elevation and the posture of successive items

124
198/408

By an orbitally moving conveyor

139
198/409

By an oscillating or reciprocating conveyor

153
198/407

By plural, sequentially acting conveyors

68
198/402

For inverting successive items

45
198/403

By means driven for inverting conveyed items

140
198/404

Orbiting conveyor-inverter means

91
198/405

Twisted-belt conveyor means

31
198/401

With control means for attitude-changer responsive to sensing of item

43
198/381

With magnetism causing change in attitude

32
198/380

With pressurized fluid causing change in attitude

97
198/860.1

Conveyor frame or casing

132
198/861.1

Adjustable conveyor frame or casing

223
198/861.2

Conveyor frame or casing flexes or pivots intermediate its ends to move one end relative to the other

128
198/861.3

Single horizontal pivot axis only

30
198/861.4

Entire conveyor pivots about horizontal and vertical axes

35
198/861.5

Entire conveyor pivots about horizontal axis

46
198/861.6

Entire conveyor pivots about vertical axis

26
198/860.3

Casing, cover, shield or load supporting surface

132
198/860.4

Casing with door

43
198/860.5

Removable cover overlying the conveyor

57
198/860.2

Modules connectable end-to-end with no relative movement

94
198/493

Conveyor having impinging fluid to feed, shift or discharge load; or means to facilitate cleaning of conveyor; or sterilizing or lubricating means

168
198/494

Having cleaning means

131
198/496

By conveyor contacting brush

69
198/497

By conveyor contacting scraper

184
198/498

Having a moving scraper

69
198/499

With scraper biasing means

234
198/495

By fluid applying means

146
198/500

Having lubricating means

121
198/501

For rollers forming belt troughing structure

18
198/506

Conveyor having means specialized for collecting a load from a static support (e.g., the ground, etc.)

9
198/521

By vibratory trough entrance means

2
198/509

Having buckets specialized to gather load batches

58
198/507

Having control means responsive to load condition or unsafe operating condition

19
198/519

Having means mounting conveyor for pile surface attack

54
198/508

Having means to form a pile on a static support

42
198/522

Having passive material collecting means

19
198/510.1

Power-driven feed means

21
198/511

Having vertically adjustable feeding means

29
198/512

Paired feeding means

17
198/514

Opposed load engaging pushers

16
198/515

Orbiting progressions of pusher elements

12
198/516

Mounted on endless carriers

11
198/513

Opposite hand screws

19
198/517

Reciprocating pusher feeding means

24
198/518

Rotating feeding means

89
198/520

Self-gathering pusher

40
198/957

Conveyor material

37
198/321

Conveyor or accessory therefor specialized to convey people

111
198/326

By stairway having steps forming an endless member

89
198/327

Having hinged plates forming steps

28
198/328

Trained about vertical axis or axes

37
198/330

With drive means

108
198/331

With means synchronizing the operation of the steps and a handrail

38
198/329

With means allowing tensioning of the endless member

21
198/332

With paired track step levelers

33
198/333

With specified step structure

130
198/334

By support means having a zone of varying speed

60
198/335

Moving hand-support structure

138
198/338

Handrail guard

35
198/337

Specific handrail configuration

68
198/336

With handrail tensioning means

19
198/322

With means to control the operation of the section

65
198/323

By means responsive to an unsafe operating characteristic of the system

126
198/324

With means to facilitate passenger entry or exit

62
198/325

By support having interdigitating members (e.g., comb plate, etc.)

44
198/618

Conveyor section

12
198/701

Bucket

20
198/713

Bucket structure

44
198/714

Composite

15
198/711

Bucket with connection to endless band or strand-type carrier

41
198/712

Bucket with connection to endless chain or link-type carrier

53
198/709

Having means to adjust tension on endless bucket carrier

10
198/708

Having means to close gap between buckets

21
198/703

Having means to facilitate loading or discharging load from bucket

49
198/704

Bucket has door means to release load

52
198/705

Having means to engage and move load from bucket

19
198/706

Having means to pivot bucket relative to endless drive means

57
198/707

Interconnected buckets form chain

10
198/710

Slide and guide or wheel and track means to movably support bucket

23
198/702

To convey liquid

6
198/644

Conveyor for signatures

87
198/792

Conveyor having a zone of varying speed

82
198/631.1

Conveyor portion only cyclically rotates, shifts, or oscillates for extra-conveying function

38
198/632

Conveyor section folds to facilitate transportation or storage of section

60
198/629

Diverse

6
198/643

Endless belt strand or chain-like member to lift viscous fluid

19
198/678.1

Endless conveyor having means for suspending load

80
198/683

Articulated drive means provided with non-load supporting guide means

16
198/685

Elongated drive means and hanger interengaging means

29
198/687

Chain or pivotally connected members drive means connected to hanger below hanger support means

31
198/686

Strand or cable drive means connected to hanger below hanger support means

8
198/682

Having lock connection between hanger and load engaging means

8
198/684

Having means interengaging articulated drive and drive means therefor

5
198/681

Load directly suspended from means spanning between parallel drive means

42
198/679

Magnetic means

22
198/680

Means engagable with hanger to change hanger position relative to drive means or to release load

114
198/687.1

Separable conveyor portion

66
198/804

Endless conveyor

42
198/832

Carrier belt drive means

75
198/832.2

Brake means to slow, stop or hold carrier belt

19
198/832.3

Brake means directly engages carrier belt

8
198/833

Carrier belt driven by contact with separate drive belt, or connected thereto by quick-release clamp

125
198/832.1

Indexed or intermittent drive

75
198/835

Roller, wheel, or drum-engaging belt

213
198/834

Wheel with radial teeth-engaging carrier belt or means connected therewith

237
198/844.1

Carrier belt structure

95
198/845

Carrier belt supported or guided by rotatable means attached thereto

134
198/844.2

Connection means joins ends of sheet-like belt

130
198/846

Formed of or including a continuous member of sheet-like material (e.g., canvas, etc.)

78
198/847

Including separate reinforcing elements or plural sheet-formed plies

239
198/850

Formed of or including pivotally interconnected rigid links

317
198/851

Separate pins interconnect links

246
198/853

Links having interfitted ends

470
198/852

Links pivot about mutually perpendicular axes

227
198/848

Formed of or including wire mesh, or rods hooked together at belt edges

104
198/849

Link belt attached to carrier belt

23
198/810.01

Condition responsive

91
198/810.02

Belt damage sensor

85
198/810.04

Belt tension sensor

65
198/810.03

Belt tracking sensor

83
198/813

Device for tensioning belt

206
198/815

With counterweight

16
198/816

With screw adjusting means

64
198/814

With spring biasing means

85
198/836.1

Having load retainer or guide separate from carrier belt

237
198/836.3

Laterally adjustable or yieldable guides contact load

168
198/836.2

Load retainer biases load transversely against carrier belt

66
198/836.4

Replaceable modular guides for changing the conveying path cross-section

32
198/818

Having upwardly facing trough configuration in transverse direction on conveying reach

40
198/819

Edges movable together to enclose load

109
198/820

Having preformed trough shape

26
198/821

Formed of or including a continuous member of sheet-like material (e.g., canvas, etc.)

40
198/822

Formed or including transverse plates tandemly disposed lengthwise of carrier belt

59
198/823

Supported in trough form by separate, unattached means engaging carrier belt face

71
198/824

Roller or roller assembly

27
198/825

Independently rotatable rollers canted relative to each other

33
198/829

Individually cantilevered roller

10
198/826

Means for selectively adjusting angle between rollers to vary carrier belt shape

24
198/827

Pivotally linked rollers form chain supported only at its ends

30
198/828

Roller-supporting transverse frame connected to side-frame stand

24
198/830

Transverse frame carrying at least three transversely spaced roller supports

54
198/812

Having variable conveying length

221
198/805

Magnetically guided, supported or driven

94
198/811

Pressurized fluid or suction applied to carrier belt to modify its reaction with support

86
198/806

Revolvable means engaging carrier belt face automatically skews to correct belt training deviation

128
198/807

With power drive (e.g., pressure cylinder or electric motor, etc.) for skewing revolvable means

83
198/808

With revolvable means supporting belt in transversely troughed form

27
198/817

Separate, parallel conveying reaches supporting same load

333
198/837

Support, guide, or hold-down means for carrier belt

96
198/840

Guide exerting lateral force on nonload-supporting belt surface

152
198/841

Means slidably supporting belt

293
198/839

Means twists carrier belt or guides it between angularly oriented horizontal reaches

72
198/842

Rotatable support or hold-down engaging non-load-carrying face of belt

162
198/843

Resilient

40
198/838

Track which supports rollers attached to belt

110
198/831

Upper and lower runs of same belt travel vertically aligned, laterally bending paths

195
198/809

Vertically shiftable belt situated between auxiliary load supports

69
198/715

Flexible pocket

26
198/716

Flight means in conduit for lifting flowable solid material

60
198/688.1

Having means to enhance the friction or adherence between the conveyor and load at random locations on conveyor

41
198/699.1

By a plurality of laterally spaced, projecting members on the conveyor

79
198/691

Electrostatic

27
198/692

Impaling

64
198/693

Having impaled load removal assisting means

27
198/698

Load-engaging belt having load-impelling, projecting cross members (e.g., slat, etc.) joined thereto by mechanical fastening means

57
198/699

Belt formed of a continuous member of flexible sheet-type material (e.g., canvas, etc.)

40
198/697

Load-engaging belt having separate load-impelling, projecting member swingably mounted thereon

26
198/690.1

Magnetic

139
198/689.1

Suction

229
198/690.2

Transversely extending enlongated ridge means formed on or attached by nonmechanical means to the conveyor

81
198/780

Live roll

172
198/784

Arranged or having means to change load speed

31
198/783

Having intermittent, periodic, timed or programmed drive for rolls

47
198/782

Having means to adjust position of roll relative to load (i.e., vertically, horizontally, angularly, etc.)

200
198/781.01

Live roll drive engages, disengages, or slips responsive to load position or blockage

27
198/781.02

Friction drive slips or disengages

53
198/781.03

Belt drive

45
198/781.04

Friction wheel drive

66
198/781.05

Live roll is driven by load sensor (e.g., trigger roller)

34
198/781.11

Chain drive

8
198/781.09

Flat belt drive

39
198/781.08

Friction wheel drive

54
198/781.1

O-ring drive

32
198/781.07

Positive gear drive

17
198/781.06

Sensor and drive interconnected by fluid or electric means

117
198/786

Load moves axially of roll

59
198/785

Roll (s) center load on conveyor

22
198/789

Roll drive means

114
198/790

Belt drive

161
198/791

Gear drive

59
198/787

Rolls causes load to travel curved path

57
198/788

With motor means for roll

96
198/619

Load propelled as the reactive means in a linear motor or moving magnetic field

162
198/620

Load simultaneously engaged between and moved by a plurality of driven conveyor members

44
198/626.1

Opposed endless belts

190
198/626.5

Having adjustable belt portion

122
198/626.6

By biasing means

99
198/626.2

Load is enclosed by belts

36
198/626.3

Having means to adjust one belt relative to the opposed belt

41
198/626.4

By biasing means

38
198/622

Oppositely moving members (e.g., doffing, etc.)

17
198/621.1

Reciprocating member

132
198/621.2

Load support member lifted by inclined or vertical supporting fluid actuator (e.g., piston or air bag)

14
198/621.4

Load support member lifted by inclined supporting surface

8
198/621.3

Load support member lifted by supporting eccentric cam or rotating crank drive

27
198/624

Rotary members

168
198/625

Screw type

64
198/623

Wherein the velocities of at least two of the members are not equal

27
198/779

Load-supporting rolls moved about endless path

215
198/633

Movement of load changed relative to conveyor movement on contact of load with passive means

47
198/634

Load responsive means or timing means controls load engaging means

18
198/636

Passive means causes load to move laterally of conveyor

27
198/637

To discharge load from conveyor

31
198/635

Stripper (e.g., static scraper)

44
198/630

Moving wave type

32
198/717

Pusher conveyor and separate load support surface

31
198/718

Condition responsive control

77
198/725

Endless-orbiting pusher or its load support

44
198/726

Coacting plural pushers in plural orbits

49
198/735.1

Load support, casing, shield or auxiliary attachment

44
198/735.3

Door, casing, cover, or load supporting surface

75
198/735.4

Casing or load supporting floor with door

33
198/735.5

Removable cover overlying the conveyor

7
198/735.2

Modules connectable end to end with no relative movement

37
198/735.6

Modules connected end to end permitting relative angular positioning (e.g., due to uneven ground)

53
198/728

Pusher connected to endless pusher-carrier

108
198/733

By connection to single carrier

98
198/731

By detachable or adjustable connection

124
198/732

By pivot between pusher and carrier

97
198/730

Integral element forming pusher, connection and carried link

19
198/729

With carrier drive or guide means configured to pusher

32
198/727

Pusher edge configured to load-support surface

24
198/734

Pusher-surface configuration

52
198/719

Having means to prevent damage to conveyor

50
198/720

Having means to recycle conveyed load

17
198/736

Reciprocating pusher

23
198/738

Mounted on a carrier

15
198/739

Carrier has a swinging path of movement

13
198/740

Carrier has an orbital path of movement

100
198/746

Pivotally mounted pusher

59
198/741

Plural pushers

56
198/742

Oscillating about axis or axes

28
198/745

Axis or axes perpendicular to load support surface

15
198/743

Axis or axes transverse to path of travel

20
198/744

Axis or axes below load support surface

34
198/737

Plural laterally spaced alternately acting

22
198/749

Pusher configuration

21
198/747

Pusher having linear path of movement

97
198/748

Moved by endless actuator

56
198/722

Rotating pusher

63
198/723

To move load in an arcuate path

51
198/724

Wherein path is helical

18
198/721

With antifriction or movable supporting surface

69
198/750.1

Reciprocating conveying surface

141
198/750.8

Eccentric cam or rotating crank drive

45
198/773

Including set of alternately-acting load-support members

64
198/777

Including transverse pivoted sets of alternately acting load-support members

23
198/774.1

Longitudinally extending interdigitated sets (lifted by oscillating arms, etc.)

97
198/775

Each set movable

46
198/776

Sets move through a closed-loop path

18
198/774.2

Load support member lifted by inclined supporting fluid actuators

32
198/774.4

Load support members lifted by inclined supporting surface

31
198/774.3

Load support members lifted by supporting, eccentric cam or rotating crank drive

59
198/750.7

Piston drive

39
198/750.11

Reciprocating gripper

60
198/750.13

Magnetic or electrostatic gripper

22
198/750.12

Suction gripper

77
198/750.14

Reciprocating surface carries load horizontally and vertically for one cycle only

25
198/750.2

Surface formed by plural parallel elongated sections reciprocating horizontally

82
198/750.5

Piston drive

69
198/750.6

Detachable drive

18
198/750.3

Seals

58
198/750.4

With specified bearing

62
198/752.1

Vibratory conveying member

60
198/771

Conveying member configuration

113
198/759

Conveying member having support or drive

27
198/763

Support for conveying member

69
198/764

Pivotal link support

19
198/765

Rolling contact support

8
198/766

With drive causing conveying member vibration

94
198/769

By electromagnetic means

65
198/768

By fluid means

19
198/770

By unbalanced weights

65
198/767

With damper for drive

12
198/760

With damper for conveying member or support

36
198/761

With means to control load speed

34
198/762

By control of motor speed

31
198/758

Coupled parts from single vibratory trough

32
198/756

Having helical path

32
198/757

Confined within a bowl

66
198/753

Selectively operated to reverse direction of movement

28
198/754

With flexible-belt extension

4
198/755

With retrograde-movement preventer

11
198/751

With control means responsive to sensor means

79
198/772

With retrograde movement preventer

22
198/803.16

Rotary conveyor without specific locations for supporting randomly placed articles or bulk material

18
198/657

Screw

77
198/661

Having axially varying capacity

38
198/676

Helical surface formation structure

103
198/659

Including a deformable element

44
198/660

Including an axially adjustable helical surface formation

14
198/672

Including bearing means

44
198/673

Bearing means directly engages periphery of the helical surface formation

10
198/674

Including drive means

35
198/675

Having reversible or variable speed

16
198/658

Including rotating load confining means (e.g., tumbler)

47
198/662

Plural helical surface formations

42
198/666

Coupled end-to-end

74
198/668

Pivotably

47
198/667

With intermediate drive

13
198/669

Of opposite hand

27
198/663

Separate, parallel formations supporting same load

38
198/664

Transversing less than 360 degrees

15
198/665

And reversible

4
198/670

With means for controlling flow or to assist conveying

76
198/677

With means for securing helical surface formation to driving member

51
198/671

With means to assist in discharging from or feeding to the housing of the helical surface information

121
198/700

Single suspended loop

8
198/778

Spiral

276
198/638

Thrower

23
198/641

Adjustable means to control trajectory distance or direction

17
198/639

Condition responsive control

3
198/642

Rotary

72
198/640

With guide or deflector for material thrown

17
198/793

Unit load conveying surface means moved about an endless or rotating path

58
198/801

Conveying surface elevates load and has cantilever-type connection with endless means

80
198/802

Conveying surface movable relative to path

112
198/803.12

Holder for hollow load contacts interiorly

106
198/803.13

Holder formed of nongripping elements which self-open as they pass through a curved path

51
198/803.3

Holder grips load

52
198/803.9

Cam means moves at least one portion of the gripper to a load engaging position

119
198/803.7

Gripper portion biased to load engaging position

193
198/803.8

Gripper portion made of resilient material which is self biased into engaging position

61
198/803.1

Gripping portions self-open as they pass through a curved path

49
198/803.6

Magnetic or electrostatic gripper

41
198/803.4

Relatively adjustable grippers space portion of load

16
198/803.5

Suction gripper

79
198/867.01

Holder is removable or replaceable relative to drive

54
198/795

Each conveying surface means abbutted and pushed by succeeding conveying surface means

71
198/867.09

Holder for hollow load contacts interiorly

18
198/867.1

Holder formed of nongripping elements which separate from each other as they pass through a curved path

16
198/867.02

Holder grips load

17
198/867.07

Cam means moves at least one portion of the gripper to a load engaging position

6
198/867.05

Gripper portion biased to load engaging position

30
198/867.06

Gripper portion made of resilient material which is self-biased into engaging position

14
198/867.08

Holder is adjustable for different sized loads

65
198/867.04

Magnetic or electrostatic gripper

15
198/867.03

Suction gripper

5
198/867.13

Holder has frictional engagement with drive

64
198/867.14

Holder has positive engagement with drive

107
198/867.15

Holder is attached by a detachable connector to the drive

57
198/867.12

Holder means forms an aperture for receiving load

29
198/867.11

Holder means forms recess to receive or seat load

78
198/803.2

Holder supported and driven by horizontally spaced drive

82
198/803.15

Holder means forms an aperature for receiving load

68
198/803.14

Holder means forms recess to receive or seat load

189
198/803.11

Nongripping holder is adjustable for different sized loads

84
198/797

Unit load conveying means maintained in uniform orientation while transiting from one direction to another

49
198/798

By coacting with guide only while transiting from one direction to another

16
198/800

By constant engagement with guide means throughout conveying course of travel

73
198/799

Plural endless means support and maintain conveying surface horizontally orientated while moving around associated but axially displaced sprockets power-driven section

55
198/794

With manual, position or condition responsive drive control

26
198/434

Conveyor system for arranging or rearranging stream(s) of items

131
198/436

By distributing items from one stream into plural streams

125
198/438

By air blast or suction diverter

65
198/442

By interposing a guide into path of stream

128
198/439

By magnetic diverter

13
198/440

By orbiting progression of item engaging elements

58
198/441

On rotating carrier (e.g., star wheel, etc.)

78
198/437

With control means responsive to sensing means

77
198/435

By distributing items onto vertically tiered conveyor/receiver

101
198/456

By laterally or vertically moving successive items in longitudinally moving stream

227
198/457.01

To change direction of longitudinally moving stream

59
198/457.05

Fixed guide causes direction change

66
198/457.03

Item supporting endless belt causes direction change

86
198/457.02

Item supporting rollers cause direction change

49
198/457.04

Item supporting screw causes direction change

3
198/457.06

Nonsupporting endless belt causes direction change

27
198/457.07

Nonsupporting rotary member causes direction change

64
198/458

To respace plural streams laterally

98
198/459.1

By longitudinally respacing successive articles in stream

71
198/461.1

By successive conveyors having dissimilar speeds

119
198/461.2

Conveyors having increased speeds only

59
198/461.3

Belt or chain conveyors only

58
198/462.1

To crowd or imbricate articles

16
198/462.2

Articles imbricated

30
198/462.3

Crowding by endless belts or chain conveyors only

31
198/459.8

Endless or rotary conveyor having zone of varying speed

65
198/459.5

Fixed obstruction and means for moving articles over or around the obstruction

28
198/459.6

Movable gate

58
198/459.7

Plural

33
198/459.3

Rotating screw

18
198/459.4

Varying pitch

18
198/459.2

Rotating star wheel

56
198/460.1

With space-control means responsive to article sensing means

228
198/460.3

To crowd or imbricate

35
198/460.2

Variable conveying length conveyor

41
198/443

By queueing items from quantity source of items into stream(s) of items

188
198/445

Forming plural streams

94
198/447

And merging plural streams into one stream

66
198/446

By jiggling items into streams

49
198/448

Merging plural streams (i.e., source) into one stream

122
198/452

By guide means in paths of streams

73
198/451

By synchronized gate(s) in paths of plural streams

46
198/449

By synchronized orbiting progression of item-engaging elements

29
198/450

On rotating carrier (e.g., star wheel, etc.)

70
198/453

Via throat for restricting flow of massed items

101
198/454

With supplementary moving surfaces that form throat

62
198/455

Including retro-moving surface

40
198/444

With control means responsive to sensing means

146
198/418

Conveyor system for establishing and moving a group of items

57
198/431

By depositing items successively from one conveyor onto group conveyor

155
198/432

By shifting group from row conveyor onto row conveyor

81
198/433

By shifting group from row conveyor onto stream conveyor

94
198/426

By shifting group of items simultaneously from stream conveyor to form a group

67
198/427

And distributing items of group into plural streams

37
198/428

By air blast or suction

43
198/429

By reciprocating shifter

149
198/430

Having oblique or orbital movement

109
198/418.6

Having conveyor drop grouped items simultaneously onto another conveyor

118
198/418.1

Having items discharged from plural distinct outlets into group

83
198/418.2

With outlets longitudinally spaced along path of progressively formed group

35
198/418.3

Superposes items within group

64
198/418.4

With vertically aligned outlets discharging in the same direction and superposing items

44
198/418.5

Having plural successive groups discharged by single conveyor into larger group

45
198/418.7

Subdivides continuous item stream into longitudinally spaced groups

51
198/418.9

And imbricates items within group

41
198/419.2

By different speed conveyors

86
198/419.3

With spaced dividers on conveyor limiting group size

151
198/419.1

By item engaging stop means

97
198/418.8

By offsetting first or last article

15
198/463.1

Conveyor system for moving a specific load as a separate unit

26
198/463.2

System includes a linear conveyor or portion thereof which bodily shifts transversely to move a load in synchronization with a transverse, continously operating conveyor section

48
198/465.1

System includes a load supported by a conveyor portion which is separable from the conveyor drive

490
198/465.3

Wherein the conveyor portion is supported and driven adjacent its opposite sides by horizontally spaced drives

159
198/465.2

Wherein the conveyor portion moves in a closed path in the horizontal plane only

188
198/465.4

Wherein the conveyor portion supports the load below the drive

274
198/469.1

System includes a rotating or endless carrier with a load engaging element

55
198/478.1

Carrier rotates about a fixed axis

128
198/479.1

Elements push the load over a separate support

44
198/480.1

With a load retaining guard means

55
198/481.1

With load retaining guard means

60
198/470.1

Comprising a load gripping element

267
198/472.1

Magnetic or electrostatic gripping element

30
198/471.1

Suction gripping element

197
198/484.1

Elements comprise a nongripping pair of members which self-open as they pass through a curved path

32
198/482.1

Means mounted on the engaging element to forceably eject the load from the element

44
198/483.1

Means movably mounted inside the path of the element to eject the load

48
198/473.1

Nongripping elements are adjustable or replaceable for different sized loads

73
198/487.1

Nongripping elements are laterally projecting pins which engage the interior of a hollow load

64
198/485.1

Nongripping elements support the load below the endless carrier

18
198/486.1

Elements are hooks

27
198/474.1

With means to move load engaging elements relative to carrier

155
198/476.1

Element is shifted to discharge or receive a load

138
198/477.1

Element is only shifted with the load during discharge

65
198/475.1

Whereby the load engaging component moves relative to the carrier to maintain load in a desired position during travel along a curved path

96
198/467.1

System includes a rotating screw

63
198/466.1

System includes a t-shaped or headed load suspended between parallel conveyors directly

18
198/468.01

System includes an oscillating or reciprocating load engaging element

91
198/468.2

Comprising load gripping elements

352
198/468.3

Gripping elements movable relative to one another to space articles in the load

67
198/468.5

Magnetic or electrostatic gripping elements

34
198/468.4

Suction gripping elements

148
198/468.9

Engaging element moves load horizontally in a straight line

93
198/468.11

Element pushes load over separate support and has linear path of travel

85
198/468.1

Element pushes load over separate support and has nonlinear path of travel

84
198/468.6

Engaging element moves load vertically and horizontally

322
198/468.7

Element pushes load over nonlinear support

12
198/468.8

Engaging element moves load vertically only

123
198/464.1

System includes control means responsive to sensing means

39
198/464.2

Responsive to load presence or absence

111
198/464.3

Responsive to condition of at least one conveyor

71
198/464.4

Responsive to undesired condition of load

65
198/463.4

System includes gate means

145
198/463.5

Load obstructing gate and means for lifting load over the obstruction

66
198/463.6

Plural successively operated gate means

81
198/463.3

System includes linear conveyor or portion thereof which shifts to lift or lower load before or after linearly conveying load relative to adjacent conveyor section

163
198/523

Conveyor system having a gravity conveyor section

10
198/550.01

Bin having a power-driven conveyor section for discharging or feeding discharge to a gravity or power-driven section

39
198/550.13

Apron type power-driven discharge means

11
198/550.11

Bucket type power-driven discharge means

5
198/550.3

Excess material on power-driven discharge means returned to bin

8
198/550.2

Having adjustable bin or discharge means

39
198/550.4

Power-driven discharge means feeds to a subsequent gravity section

16
198/550.5

Power-driven discharge means feeds to a subsequent power-driven section

11
198/550.9

Of the apron type

7
198/550.7

Of the bucket type

4
198/550.8

Of the scraper type

11
198/550.6

Of the screw type

20
198/550.12

Scraper type power-driven discharge means

19
198/550.1

Screw type power-driven discharge means

74
198/524

Condition responsive

71
198/538

Conveyor section(s) adjustable for nonoperative purpose (e.g., storage, transport, etc.)

17
198/562

Gravity conveyor section is gravity flow path feeding to power-driven section

18
198/563

Followed by gravity section (i.e., gravity discharge material holder, or gravity flow path)

5
198/565

Plural gravity sections

9
198/566

Plural power-driven sections

8
198/567

Serially arranged

2
198/564

Thrower type power-driven section

5
198/540

Gravity discharge material holder is source of supply, discharging by gravity to power-driven section

35
198/547

Apron belt type of discharge-receiving, power-driven section

14
198/549

Bucket type of discharge-receiving, power-driven section

9
198/546

Followed by at least one gravity section

7
198/548

Screw type of discharge-receiving, power-driven section

23
198/541

With at least one more gravity section therebetween

4
198/542

And having plural, successive power-driven sections

2
198/543

With at least one more successive power-driven section

6
198/544

Of the apron belt type

11
198/545

Of the screw type

6
198/539

Including a load-supporting bridging element (e.g., horizontal surface) between conveyor sections

15
198/568

Plural power-driven conveyor sections feeding to gravity section (i.e., gravity discharge material holder, or gravity flow path)

6
198/560

Power-driven conveyor section feeding to gravity section (i.e., gravity discharge material holder, or gravity flow path) feeding in turn to another power-driven section

60
198/561

Gravity conveyor section fed by one run of power-driven section, and feeding in turn to another run of the same section

20
198/569

Power-driven conveyor section feeding to plural gravity sections (i.e., gravity discharge material holder, or gravity flow path)

22
198/525

With means to affect flow

52
198/535

Adjustably mounted conveyor section

59
198/536

Section is terminal one of system

40
198/533

By agitating, stirring, vibrating, etc.

108
198/534

By retarding velocity or reducing volume

59
198/529

Conveying element of power-driven conveyor section manipulated to effect load discharge

11
198/530

Gate

46
198/531

Actuated by, or otherwise coordinated with, power-driven conveyor section

49
198/532

In generally vertical exit path of gravity discharge material holder

91
198/526

Moving flow control means coordinated with power-driven conveyor section

19
198/527

Successive power-driven conveyor sections

2
198/528

Power-driven conveyor section operatively engages adjustable gravity section

12
198/537

With means to handle portion of load which becomes separated from main flow path

11
198/347.1

Conveyor system having auxiliary section for storing items moving between source and destination

245
198/347.2

Auxiliary section has the same entrance and exit

71
198/347.3

Auxiliary section has a reversibly driven conveyor for bidirectional article movement

177
198/347.4

Plural laterally spaced, same direction auxiliary paths

80
198/950

Conveyor transverses wall aperture

28
198/952

Heating or cooling

76
198/956

Impact plates

14
198/958

Load units counter

19
198/866

Miscellaneous

31
198/954

Overflow

11
198/617

Processes

102
198/951

Turning cigarettes end-for-end

21
198/959

Weighing

18
198/502.1

With alarm or indicator

159
198/502.3

Means for indicating position of unit load

52
198/502.2

Means for measuring dimensions (height, width, or length) of load on a conveyor

73
198/502.4

Means responsive to conveyor movement to indicate speed or to actuate alarm due to abnormal speed

49
198/339.1

With means to facilitate working, treating, or inspecting conveyed load at a station

133
198/341.01

Condition responsive control of conveyor or station apparatus

58
198/341.02

Conveyor displacement controls station apparatus

30
198/341.08

Conveyor responsive to station operation

25
198/341.09

Speed control

18
198/341.03

Station operation responsive to presence or absence of item

39
198/341.05

Item position relative to station position

69
198/341.07

Item presence

46
198/341.04

Item size

24
198/341.06

Quantity of items

13
198/346.3

Conveyor(s) lowers the load to at least one of a plurality of fixed work stations

65
198/340

Having signalling or load identifying means

46
198/343.1

Load supporting conveyor portion is retarded or stopped with load at station without being disconnected from remainder of continuously moving conveyor

50
198/343.2

Load supporting conveyor portion is movably secured to conveyor drive

29
198/345.1

Means engaging conveyor or load on a conveyor to align load for working

251
198/345.2

Means engages conveyor to fix conveyor position relative to station

59
198/345.3

Means engages a conveyor portion (i.e., pallet) which is separable from the conveyor drive to fix the position of said conveyor portion

281
198/346.1

Means to convey a palleted load back and forth between an initial location and the work station

334
198/346.2

Means to transfer a load back and forth between the mainline conveyor and the work station

316
198/346

Static means for supporting load or workman adjacent conveyor for operation on load

39
 
 
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