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Number: 198/384
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 > Including orbiting progression of item-receiving pockets and means moving item within pocket
Description: Apparatus wherein the conveyor comprises a plurality of components that are connected together and moved in a closed-loop path such that each component is followed by and preceded by another component and a part of said closed-loop path coincides with a part of the path an article to be conveyed, one or more components forming a receptacle for an article during its conveyance and each receptacle having means associated therewith for moving the article relative to the receptacle as it is conveyed therein, whereby each article is turned to a uniform facing in each receptacle.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
198/385 By roller/finder to move item and/or fit surface indentation on item 15
198/387 Pockets comprise grooved, transversely disposed rollers 23

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8701865 Unscrambling machine for containers and relative process Apr. 22, 2014
8607963 Conveyor installation comprising carrier bags for material to be transported Dec. 17, 2013
8490774 Loading station for transport bags transported in an overhead conveyor system Jul. 23, 2013
8096403 Machine for orienting and aligning articles Jan. 17, 2012
7407050 Tablet filling device and PTP packaging machine Aug. 5, 2008
7395914 Carrier for sorting apparatus Jul. 8, 2008
7255224 Feed conveyor Aug. 14, 2007
7137501 Feeding apparatus for products such as fruits Nov. 21, 2006
7040489 Object orienting and sorting apparatus May. 9, 2006
6968941 Apparatus and methods for conveying objects Nov. 29, 2005
6752256 System for improving wood strand orientation in a wood strand orienter using rotating orienting fingers Jun. 22, 2004
6691854 Device for orienting a number of similar objects, such as fruits Feb. 17, 2004
6435333 Adjustable unit for the unscrambling and lined up delivery of empty containers Aug. 20, 2002
6415902 Orientation mechanism Jul. 9, 2002
6315102 High-speed oscillating feeder Nov. 13, 2001
6079542 Object sorter and sizer Jun. 27, 2000
5998754 Feeding, sorting and grading system for elongate produce Dec. 7, 1999
5836243 Carrier bar having contoured pockets and/or scalloped edges for conveying pellet shaped articles Nov. 17, 1998
5655453 Method and apparatus for marking pellet shaped articles Aug. 12, 1997
5620081 Turnover device for graphic products Apr. 15, 1997
5613593 Container handling starwheel Mar. 25, 1997
5577439 Apparatus for pitting prunes or dates Nov. 26, 1996
5542523 Needle transporting apparatus Aug. 6, 1996
5454464 Solid article conveyor Oct. 3, 1995
5433146 Apparatus and method for marking pellet-shaped articles Jul. 18, 1995
5415268 Method for pre-determinable orientation of label and capsule relative to each other on a bottle during the bottling procedure and apparatus therefor May. 16, 1995
5294004 Article-holding cup and scale for apparatus that sorts articles by weight Mar. 15, 1994
5238124 Apparatus for sorting hard gelatine capsules Aug. 24, 1993
5238121 Ear corn selection and trimming device Aug. 24, 1993
5238641 Process for producing a rolled tab for a roll of plastic film Aug. 24, 1993
5197585 Object sorting apparatus with object holder facilitating lateral transfer Mar. 30, 1993
5190137 Apparatus for orienting spherical products having at least one substantially flattened surface Mar. 2, 1993
5178256 Loader machine Jan. 12, 1993
5118929 Bar-code reading device with article orienting conveyor belt Jun. 2, 1992
5081360 Irradiating conveyance apparatus Jan. 14, 1992
5078258 Orienting mechanism for orienting fruit, for example Jan. 7, 1992
4981205 Carriage and apparatus for transporting articles Jan. 1, 1991
4969551 Method of and apparatus for rolling rod-shaped articles Nov. 13, 1990
4940536 Apparatus for inspecting and sorting articles Jul. 10, 1990
4907612 Universal material handling apparatus Mar. 13, 1990
4905589 Ink-jet system for marking pellet-shaped articles Mar. 6, 1990
4854441 Bottle duster Aug. 8, 1989
4831924 Apparatus for aligning articles May. 23, 1989
4832174 Integrated circuit sleeve handler and method May. 23, 1989
4682683 Method and apparatus for removing improperly oriented articles from a moving article Jul. 28, 1987
4632028 Apparatus for orienting and printing capsules Dec. 30, 1986
4619196 Tablet printing device with orienting brush Oct. 28, 1986
4552262 Article feeding apparatus Nov. 12, 1985
4482061 Apparatus and process for sorting articles Nov. 13, 1984
4442934 Glass container inspection handling system Apr. 17, 1984

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