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Number: 414/788.7
Name: Material or article handling > Apparatus for moving intersupporting articles into, within, or from freestanding, orderly layered, or mutually stabilizing orderly group > Stack forming apparatus > Takes articles for stack from another group > And transports articles through working, treating, or inspecting station located therebetween
Description: Apparatus which also moves at least some of the articles to, within, past, or out of separate means situated along the path taken by these articles when traveling between the assemblage and the stack*, the means being intended to either (a) examine the articles or (b) change them by a chemical process, mechanical force, or physical action.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8275480 Methods and systems for transporting parts from a primary process to a secondary process in a first in, first out fashion Sep. 25, 2012
7918641 Handling mechanism of trays with which electronic parts are fed and inspection device of the electronic parts using the mechanism Apr. 5, 2011
7419460 Machine tool with work piece handling arrangement Sep. 2, 2008
7329083 Loader and unloader for workpiece Feb. 12, 2008
RE38880 Inspection handler apparatus and method Nov. 22, 2005
6957943 Stacking device for a machine for processing sheets and method for stacking sheets in one such machine Oct. 25, 2005
6866470 Methods and apparatus for retaining a tray stack having a plurality of trays for carrying microelectronic devices Mar. 15, 2005
6817828 Pallet handling method and apparatus Nov. 16, 2004
6599081 Method of and apparatus for supplying blanks to a packing machine Jul. 29, 2003
6554561 Automated cell for handling parts received in parts carriers Apr. 29, 2003
6413035 Sheet working system Jul. 2, 2002
6394744 Stacking machine for part trays May. 28, 2002
6340282 Handling device for feeding and/or removing workpieces Jan. 22, 2002
6293408 Inspection handler apparatus and method Sep. 25, 2001
6283703 Automatic conveying apparatus for JEDEC carrier members Sep. 4, 2001
6241459 Shuttle assembly for tray handling Jun. 5, 2001
6227373 Electronic device handling system and method May. 8, 2001
6183190 Method of stacking packs of printed circuit boards and relative pack loading and unloading device for a machine tool Feb. 6, 2001
6152678 Apparatus for the mechanical handling of pallets Nov. 28, 2000
6145648 Method and system for continuously processing successive workpieces along a production line Nov. 14, 2000
6019564 Semiconductor device transporting and handling apparatus Feb. 1, 2000
5971698 Automatic conveying apparatus for waffle pack carrier member Oct. 26, 1999
5921739 Indexing parts tray device Jul. 13, 1999
5882174 System for loading or unloading of parts onto or from trays Mar. 16, 1999
5807066 IC tray handling apparatus and method Sep. 15, 1998
5803702 Vision inspection system for double stacked packs Sep. 8, 1998
5797716 Container contents unloading apparatus for unloading contents of a container and method of unloading same Aug. 25, 1998
5743706 Method of and apparatus for automatic handling of test pieces Apr. 28, 1998
5645392 Dunnage handling system Jul. 8, 1997
5630695 Pallet sorting machine May. 20, 1997
5588797 IC tray handling apparatus and method Dec. 31, 1996
5553536 Screen printing apparatus with vacuum conveyor belt Sep. 10, 1996
5536137 Handling system and method Jul. 16, 1996
5498122 Work supply method and apparatus therefor Mar. 12, 1996
5451130 Method and apparatus for the step-by-step and automatic loading and unloading of a coating apparatus Sep. 19, 1995
5441380 Method and apparatus for conveying trays Aug. 15, 1995
5397213 Conveying devices used in a semiconductor assembly line Mar. 14, 1995
5355579 Versatile production system with bypass structure which is responsive to the condition of a product Oct. 18, 1994
5348441 Parts tray conveying system Sep. 20, 1994
5313882 Multicolor printing system for the silk-screen printing of compact discs May. 24, 1994
5306115 Reciprocating member for dispensing flat articles Apr. 26, 1994
5269646 Process and installation for the rearrangement of articles palletised according to sorts to form groups of specific sort composition Dec. 14, 1993
5184924 Method and equipment for transferring concrete slabs Feb. 9, 1993
5165340 Multicolor printing system for the silk-screen printing of compact discs Nov. 24, 1992
5147177 Package palletizing system Sep. 15, 1992
5131803 Method for stacking meat patties Jul. 21, 1992
5096369 Pallet inspection and stacking apparatus Mar. 17, 1992
5086794 Plant for treating mechanical pieces in a washing tank Feb. 11, 1992
5083411 Apparatus for unstacking, filling and stacking containers which are the same as each other Jan. 28, 1992
5069597 Automatically loading and unloading mechanism for flat removable storage elements Dec. 3, 1991

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