Vanderlande Industries B.V.
|Vanderlande Industries B.V. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140241837||DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE HANDLING OF LUGGAGE - The present invention relates to a device for handling items of luggage, comprising a storage system for temporary storage therein of items of luggage, which system comprises at a front side thereof a plurality of compartments for items of luggage with a buffer zone behind each compartment, and for each of the compartments a displacement element for moving an item of luggage from a compartment to the buffer zone associated with that compartment, input means designed for the input of identification information by a passenger for the purpose of placing an item of luggage in a compartment of the storage system, and control means. The invention further relates to a method of handling items of luggage.||08-28-2014|
|20140168374||CONVEYING SYSTEM FOR PIECES OF LUGGAGE, CHECK-IN SYSTEM COMPRISING SUCH A CONVEYING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING SUCH A CONVEYING SYSTEM - The invention provides a conveying system for pieces of luggage, which may or may not form part of a check-in system. The conveying system comprises a conveyor for conveying pieces of luggage, detection means provided with a camera for making an image of at least one object, normally being a single piece of luggage, present on the conveyor at a checking location, and image processing means for the automated processing of images made by the camera. The camera is designed to make images of the infrared type, wherein the image processing means are designed to process images of the infrared type. The image processing means have at their disposal information regarding infrared images of non-suspect pieces of luggage exhibiting at least one area with an elevated temperature. The image processing means are further designed to make a comparison between an infrared image made by the camera that exhibits at least one elevated temperature area and said information for deeming or not deeming the at least one object that is the subject of the infrared image made by the camera to be “suspect” on the basis of the comparison by the image processing means. The invention further provides a method for using such a conveying system.||06-19-2014|
|20130126304||DEVICE FOR SORTING PRODUCTS - A device for sorting products having carrier units arranged adjacent to each other and conveying means for supporting and conveying the carrier units. Each carrier unit has a support platform, support means for supporting the support platform, leg members supported by the conveying means and tiltably supporting the support means, and tilting means for tilting the support means relative to each other about a tilt axis extending parallel to the conveying path. The tilting means has at least one cam and drive means having an electric motor supported by the conveying means for rotating the at least one cam relative to the leg members about an axis of rotation, as well as a camway which is rigidly connected to the support means and with which the at least one cam mates upon rotation of the at least one cam about the axis of rotation. The tilt axis is located between the axis of rotation and the support platform.||05-23-2013|
|20130001043||SORTING DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR PIECES OF LUGGAGE - A sorting device for sorting products, for example pieces of luggage, including a removing mechanism moving the product to be sorted off the supporting surface at a desired sorting location, wherein the removing mechanism includes a pusher element and a moving mechanism moving the pusher element laterally at a sorting location so as to have the pusher element push the product to be sorted off the supporting surface. The removing mechanism further includes two guides each sorting unit for guiding two respective guide members of the pusher element during the lateral movement of the pusher element.||01-03-2013|
|20120134770||DEVICE FOR PRESENTING A PRODUCT TO A MANIPULATOR AS WELL AS SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED LOADING OF A CARRIER - The invention provides a device for presenting a product to a manipulator, comprising a transfer location provided with a number of mutually parallel first support elements, each having an elongated horizontal first support edge, and a number of strip-shaped second support elements extending parallel to each other and perpendicular to said first support elements, each having an elongated horizontal second support edge, wherein the first support elements on the one hand and the second support elements on the other hand can move vertically up and down relative to each other. This way spaces can be made between the first support elements and between the second support elements respectively, in which spaces finger means of a manipulator can be inserted for picking up a product. The invention further provides a system and a method for automated loading of a carrier.||05-31-2012|
|20110233033||DEVICE FOR SORTING PRODUCTS - A device for sorting products including a frame, an endless drivable flexible conveying element, successive elongated carriers, which are each coupled to the conveying element via a coupler for being conveyed in a conveying direction along an endless conveying path, which carriers extend transversely to the conveying direction, and pusher elements which are each movable along a carrier. The coupler including a supporting part and a supported part supported by the supporting part, as well as a connector for detachably connecting the supporting part and the supported part together, wherein the supporting part is coupled to the conveying element and the supported part is connected to a carrier, and wherein the connector can be accessed from the upper side of the supported part for effecting the connection between the supporting part and the supported part.||09-29-2011|
|20110108388||SORTING DEVICE - A sorting device for sorting products, including successive load carrying platforms having a front edge and a rear edge for supporting products to be sorted on a supporting surface thereof, a conveying mechanism conveying the load carrying platforms in a conveying direction along a conveying path, a sorting mechanism including plural pusher elements pushing a product to be sorted sideways off at least one supporting surface at a desired sorting location using at least one pusher element. The pusher elements each extend above at least part of the at least one load carrying platform and are arranged for being jointly conveyed with the at least one load carrying platform in the conveying direction. A drive mechanism moves the at least one pusher element sideways at a desired sorting location. Both the front and rear edge of each load carrying platform are arcuate in shape, seen in top plan view, the arcuate shape of the front edge of a load carrying platform abutting the arcuate shape of the rear edge of a next load carrying platform located at the front of the respective load carrying platform.||05-12-2011|
Patent applications by Vanderlande Industries B.V.