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Number: 198/383
Name: Conveyors: power-driven > Conveyor for changing attitude of item relative to conveyed direction > By conveying randomly faced items and turning items to uniform facing > Including significantly shaped portion of conveyor cooperating with significantly shaped item to face item
Description: Apparatus wherein the article to be conveyed has a particular configuration, and wherein the conveyor, or an adjunct thereto, has a particular configuration, and wherein the two configurations conform one to the other, whereby only an article whose configuration conforms to the conveyor configuration will be conveyed.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
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
198/388 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

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8622196 Roller sorter system Jan. 7, 2014
8276742 Handling system for multiple workpieces Oct. 2, 2012
8210338 Apparatus and method for orienting objects Jul. 3, 2012
8118152 Safety arrangement Feb. 21, 2012
7913833 Device for aligning disordered sheet-type products Mar. 29, 2011
7905341 Handling system for multiple workpieces Mar. 15, 2011
7861845 Roller sorter system Jan. 4, 2011
7699157 Safety arrangement Apr. 20, 2010
7581633 Method and apparatus for orienting articles Sep. 1, 2009
7364030 Apparatus for conveying objects Apr. 29, 2008
7014032 Method and device for aligning articles and means for detecting the position of the articles Mar. 21, 2006
7014031 Method and apparatus for conveying parts Mar. 21, 2006
6435333 Adjustable unit for the unscrambling and lined up delivery of empty containers Aug. 20, 2002
6336569 Arranging and supplying apparatus Jan. 8, 2002
6205749 Foodstuff collating system and method Mar. 27, 2001
6158952 Oriented synthetic crystal assemblies Dec. 12, 2000
6152671 Component conveying device and method Nov. 28, 2000
6135264 Electronic component supplying apparatus Oct. 24, 2000
6000524 Apparatus for orienting randomly organized articles Dec. 14, 1999
5853077 Article handling device, combination and methods Dec. 29, 1998
5636725 Apparatus for supplying chip parts and a method for same Jun. 10, 1997
5472747 Method and apparatus for treating a polyolefin surface to obtain an active surface which is receptive to inks and adhesives Dec. 5, 1995
5454302 Pear transfer apparatus and method Oct. 3, 1995
5417318 Method and device for moving and positioning a center core May. 23, 1995
5413206 Pear processing method and apparatus May. 9, 1995
5404990 Vane type orienter Apr. 11, 1995
5201891 Vibration parts allignment apparatus Apr. 13, 1993
4789290 Machine for orienting and stacking receptacles Dec. 6, 1988
4766990 Pear orienting and transfer apparatus Aug. 30, 1988
4677283 Device for counting and loading small items into containers Jun. 30, 1987
4664248 Device and method for conveying and orienting randomized circular product-carrying pucks May. 12, 1987
4554958 Apparatus for rounding the circumference of a log Nov. 26, 1985
4399588 Automatic fish feeder and orientator Aug. 23, 1983
4339027 Apparatus for orienting halved fruit cut side down Jul. 13, 1982
4163487 Contact pin feeding and orienting apparatus Aug. 7, 1979
4095688 Bottle orienting apparatus Jun. 20, 1978
4078652 Article feeder Mar. 14, 1978
4056361 Vial or other container, and carrier therefor Nov. 1, 1977
3942629 Apparatus for orienting articles having at least one tapered end Mar. 9, 1976

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