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Number: 221/156
Name: Article dispensing > With orienting
Description: Article dispensers for articles which are each similarly asymmetric about at least one axis and having means to align, arrange, or selectively engage such articles so that the variations from symmetry are all turned in a desired direction or directions.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
221/171 By manipulation of successive individual articles 63
221/157 Segregation of aligned articles according to orientation 20
221/163 Selective separation from supply 25

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8706294 Multi-lidded dispensing cartridge system Apr. 22, 2014
8499967 Methods and apparatus for dispensing solid articles Aug. 6, 2013
8366107 Media presenter Feb. 5, 2013
8360272 Bottled water center Jan. 29, 2013
8335588 Multi-lidded dispensing cartridge system Dec. 18, 2012
8240506 Methods and apparatus for dispensing solid pharmaceutical articles Aug. 14, 2012
8162172 Depression for feeding ball-shaped bodies and a device for the stacking and distribution of a defined number of ball-shaped bodies Apr. 24, 2012
8113382 Bottled water center Feb. 14, 2012
8047399 Dispenser for transdermal devices Nov. 1, 2011
8048379 Multi cartridge air freshener Nov. 1, 2011
7988017 Methods and apparatus for dispensing solid pharmaceutical articles Aug. 2, 2011
7980419 Device for dispensing caps useful in system and method for dispensing prescriptions Jul. 19, 2011
7912582 Robotic prescription filling system Mar. 22, 2011
7870973 Methods and apparatus for dispensing solid articles Jan. 18, 2011
7849579 Method for delivering fasteners to a tool Dec. 14, 2010
7581658 Capsule feeding apparatus for beverage vending machine Sep. 1, 2009
7487583 Fastener supply apparatus Feb. 10, 2009
7334699 Filler assembly for medication dispenser Feb. 26, 2008
6655547 Chip component take-in apparatus Dec. 2, 2003
6637621 Object assembly device for assembling rolling objects Oct. 28, 2003
6631826 Device to count and dispense articles Oct. 14, 2003
6511061 Fastener injector system and method Jan. 28, 2003
6405894 Object assembly device for assembling rolling objects Jun. 18, 2002
6196414 Fastener injector system and method Mar. 6, 2001
6138868 Ampule feeder Oct. 31, 2000
6109475 Parts feeder system adaptable to both manual feed and auxiliary hopper feed Aug. 29, 2000
5735408 Cassette storing electronic components capable of inhibiting electronic components from mutual contact Apr. 7, 1998
5474208 Packaging material, apparatus and method Dec. 12, 1995
5465868 Automatic system for selecting and feeding preoriented rivets to riveting machines Nov. 14, 1995
5464119 Automatic machine for dispensing an ice-cream portion Nov. 7, 1995
5460296 Apparatus for the storage and conveyance of cigarettes or the like Oct. 24, 1995
5458260 Cartridge tube display unit Oct. 17, 1995
5417264 Dowel transfer station in dowel driving devices May. 23, 1995
5325578 Apparatus and method for automatically installing clamps Jul. 5, 1994
4979640 Apparatus for aligning/supplying electronic component chips Dec. 25, 1990
4747480 Apparatus for the even alignment of objects uniform among each other May. 31, 1988
4736667 Speed-loading device for cartridges Apr. 12, 1988
4718319 Arrangement for the orienting of the open ends of hollow bodies Jan. 12, 1988
4681480 Method for forming roadway-marking means whereby individual retroreflecting elements are gathered and grouped together Jul. 21, 1987
4476997 Automatic device to distribute, orient and position axes on machines Oct. 16, 1984
4469709 Method for automatically feeding first products onto second products Sep. 4, 1984
4436041 Attachment for feeding reinforcing back buttons to a sewing machine Mar. 13, 1984
4220257 Spring separator Sep. 2, 1980
4156494 Apparatus for separating coil springs May. 29, 1979
4153151 Device for arranging ferromagnetic components at preset distance from one another May. 8, 1979
4146123 Stick aligning and conveying method and apparatus Mar. 27, 1979
4131067 Spike driver Dec. 26, 1978
4014460 Spike orienting and positioning system Mar. 29, 1977
3992852 Arrangement for producing fastener strips for pneumatic nail drivers and the like Nov. 23, 1976
3934718 Supply container with conveyor belt for receiving and suitably orienting textile coils or the like Jan. 27, 1976

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