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SORTING SPECIAL ITEMS, AND CERTAIN METHODS AND APPARATUS (E.G., POCKET TYPE AND LIGHT RESPONSIVE SORTING, ETC.) FOR SORTING ANY ITEMS

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209 - Classifying, separating, and assorting solids

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
209552000 Condition responsive means controls separating means 188
209606000 Separating means 134
209534000 Sorting paper money 30
209522000 Sorting bottles, ampoules, jars, drinking vessels, or like ceramic or glass containers 10
209546000 Signalling, indicating, or display means 7
209517000 Sorting lumber, logs, pipes, rails, or like items 6
209510000 Sorting eggs or components thereof 6
209539000 Traveling items shifted to form line, or into end or edge alignment, to facilitate inspection or separation 2
20090218258Rigid Storage Tray for Flat and Letter Mail - A storage tray for storing mail items in the sorting outlets of a mail sorting machine having a carousel with buckets that hold mail items and move in a transport direction such that the mail items describe an arcuate path when released from the buckets. The storage tray includes a bottom surrounded by side walls defining a horizontal top portion of the tray and a horizontal bottom portion of the tray, wherein the bottom of the tray includes a landing wall and a jogging wall intersecting in the bottom portion of the tray, the landing wall extending from the jogging wall in a first direction towards the top portion of the tray at an angle relative to the horizontal bottom portion of the tray, and the jogging wall extending away from the landing wall in a second direction along a generally arcuate curved path toward the top portion of the tray. The shape of the jogging wall preferably corresponds generally to the path of a mail item released from a bucket carousel of a sorting machine.09-03-2009
20130146512ORIENTING DEVICE/APPARATUS AND ORIENTING METHOD - An orienting device for receiving a bulk flow of unshelled pistachio nuts and aligning and orienting them to provide single flows of nuts having a desired, common orient, the device comprises: an orienting section (06-13-2013
209540000 Traveling item turned to predetermined position 1
20090236268Method for Bulk Sorting Shredded Scrap Metal - A stream of shredded scrap metal is divided into increments. A bulk material analyzer is employed to determine the bulk chemical composition of each increment. The increments are then sorted on the basis of the bulk chemical composition of each increment.09-24-2009
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20090065407METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSPORTING AN OBJECT AT VARIABLE SPEED - A device and a method for transporting a flat object are provided. A feeder module temporarily holds the object in a feeder gripping area and transports it. A first transfer component takes the object over from the feeder module, holds it temporarily in a first transfer gripping area, transports it in the first transfer gripping area at a first transfer speed which can be changed in terms of time and passes it on to the second transfer component. A second transfer component takes the object over from the first transfer component, holds it temporarily in a second transfer gripping area, transports it in the second transfer gripping area at a second transfer speed which can be changed in terms of time and passes it on to a removal module. The removal module temporarily holds the object in a removal gripping area and transports it.03-12-2009
20090242465Method and arrangement for synchronizing the distribution information of sorting stock with the information relating to a sorter element loaded with this sorting stock - A method and an arrangement for synchronizing distribution information of a sorting stock are disclosed. The sorting stock has information relating to a sorter element of a sorter loaded with the sorting stock. The sorter element is moved, together with a plurality of further sorter elements, on a path closed on itself past a laying-down station where the sorting stock is laid onto the support of this sorter element. The occupancy of the sorter element is recognized by an image comparison and the information known before the laying-down relating to the sorting stock is assigned unequivocally to the sorter element recognized as fed.10-01-2009
20120234738 STACKER DEVICE FOR STACKING FLAT ARTICLES ON EDGE, AND A POSTAL SORTING MACHINE EQUIPPED WITH AT LEAST ONE SUCH DEVICE - The invention relates to a stacker device comprising a support surface (09-20-2012
20090152175APPARATUS FOR DISCRIMINATING SHEET MATERIAL - The present invention provides an apparatus for discriminating the kind of a sheet material, comprising: a substrate having a recessed portion; a press member situated so that a sheet material can be deflected using the recessed portion; a support member that is deformed as the sheet material situated to cover the recessed portion is pressed by the press member and thereby deflected; and a sensor for detecting the deformation amount of the support member, wherein the kind of the sheet material is discriminated on the basis of detecting the deformation amount of the support member by the sensor.06-18-2009
20120067790Method of Optimizing a Process For Handling and Transporting Mail in Bins Using Layered Sorting - The invention relates to a method of optimizing a process for handling mail, which method comprises the following steps: subjecting mailpieces to a first machine-sorting cycle in which a plurality of first sorting outlets are allocated to respective ones of a plurality of first delivery destinations having high rates of filling and one other sorting outlet is allocated to second delivery destinations having low rates of filling; directing separators to the first sorting outlets; re-circulating the mailpieces coming from the other sorting outlet; and subjecting them to a second sorting cycle in which the first sorting outlets are allocated to the second delivery destinations. If the sorting outlets use storage bins, at the end of the second sorting cycle, the mailpieces of a first destination and the mailpieces of a second destination are sorted in layers in the same bin by being separated by a separator.03-22-2012
20100200473FRAGILE PREMIUM SEPARATOR - Upstream and downstream grippers clamp to one or more seal zones on a bandolier of packaged premiums, such that the downstream gripper(s) and upstream clipper(a) are on opposite sides of a wakened separation line. The upstream and downstream gripper(s) are independently displaced by motive devices in a downstream direction. Further displacement of the downstream gripper(s) relative to the upstream gripper(s) causes the separation line to tear, thus separating an end premium package from the rest of the bandolier. In one embodiment, the grippers clamp to the seal zones at locations offset from the bandolier axis and to one side thereof, thus causing a gradual tearing along the separation line and easier, less stressful separation.08-12-2010
20090230030IN-LINE JUSTIFIER FOR LETTER AND FLAT MAIL SORTER - A mail justifier system including at least one bucket for holding a flat article and a plurality of ramps configured to contact the flat article through an opening defined on the bucket to raise the flat article to a desired level. A plurality of parallel rollers is configured to enter into the opening and contact the flat article. The parallel rollers rotate causing the flat article to move within the bucket from a first position to a second position.09-17-2009
20090242464MAIL FEEDER AUXILIARY PADDLE - A mail sorter including a conveying surface and a main paddle movably disposed on a slide member for supporting a first end of a main stack of mail pieces while traversing along the conveying surface to apply a first stacking pressure to the mail pieces. An auxiliary paddle is also disposed on the slide member for segregating an auxiliary stack of mail pieces from the main stack of mail pieces. The auxiliary paddle is moveable between a first position where the auxiliary paddle is free of contact with any of the mail pieces and a second position where the auxiliary paddle supports the auxiliary stack of mail pieces against the main paddle to apply a second stacking pressure to the auxiliary stack of mail pieces, the second stacking pressure being less than the first stacking pressure.10-01-2009
20120103879SORTING INSTALLATION AND SORTING METHOD WITH A PLURALITY OF HOLDING APPARATUSES - A sorting installation and a sorting method sort articles, in particular flat mail items, by use of a plurality of holding apparatuses on a basis of a sorting feature. The sorting installation contains a plurality of sorting outputs, a loading station and a plurality of holding apparatuses. Each holding apparatus contains two side surfaces which are connected to each other by at least two connecting elements. Each connecting element contains two connecting components. The two connecting components are connected to each other in an articulated manner and are connected in an articulated and resilient manner to a side surface. For each article, it is measured what value the sorting feature assumes. An article is put into the space which is located between the side surfaces and the connecting element. The holding apparatuses with the articles are sorted. The article is removed again from the holding apparatus by the grippers.05-03-2012
20120103878SORTING INSTALLATION WITH A PLURALITY OF HOLDING APPARATUSES - A sorting installation and a sorting method sort articles, in particular flat mail items, via a plurality of holding apparatuses on the basis of a prescribed sorting feature. The sorting installation contains a plurality of sorting outputs, a loading station and a plurality of holding apparatuses. Each holding apparatus contains two side surfaces, and therefore an article can be placed between the two side surfaces. A respective recess is let into each side surface, and therefore the holding apparatus has a continuous opening. Two grippers can grip an article in the holding apparatus from both sides through the opening. For each article, it is measured what value the sorting feature assumes for the article. The article is put into a holding apparatus. The holding apparatuses with the articles are sorted. The article is removed again from the holding apparatus by the grippers.05-03-2012
20100252488METHOD AND INSTALLATION FOR SORTING FLAT ARTICLES - A method and an installation for sorting flat articles, in particular flat items of mail, discharges each article to be sorted, in dependence on a respectively measured feature value, into an output device. A resulting stack is moved onto a transporting configuration with planes of the articles of the stack perpendicular to a first transporting direction. The transporting configuration transports the stack toward a processing device. The transporting configuration transports the stack initially in the first transporting direction. Following transportation in the first transporting direction, the transporting configuration rotates the stack around a curve from the first transporting direction into a second transporting direction. The transporting configuration then transports the stack toward the processing device in the second transporting direction.10-07-2010
20100193411HARVESTING CORN COBS - A cart is towed behind a combine harvester for collecting corn cobs and includes a conveyer belt feeding into a system for separating cobs from residue to be discharged and a tank for receiving and transporting the cobs. An unload auger is provided from the tank to one side of the cart while the cart moves forward. Power for driving the cart is obtained from a chopper drive of the combine harvester. The separating arrangement includes a series of sequential blower fans for blowing air through the discharged material as it is discharged from a conveyor and into a spreading guide disperses the residue. The cobs are conveyed using a series of augers where the auger to flight distance is at least 2 inches and particularly a pair of augers feed the cobs through a front wall of the tank so as to push cobs upwardly into the tank.08-05-2010
20090095662HARVESTING CORN COBS - A cart is towed behind a combine harvester for collecting corn cobs and includes a conveyer belt feeding into a system for separating cobs from residue to be discharged and a tank for receiving and transporting the cobs. An unload auger is provided from the tank to one side of the cart while the cart moves forward. Power for driving the cart is obtained from a chopper drive of the combine harvester. The separating arrangement includes a series of sequential blower fans for blowing air through the discharged material as it is discharged from a conveyor and into a spreading guide disperses the residue. The cobs are conveyed using a series of augers where the auger to flight distance is at least 2 inches and particularly a pair of augers feed the cobs through a front wall of the tank so as to push cobs upwardly into the tank.04-16-2009
20110180462 MACHINE FOR SORTING "FLATS" AND LETTERS - A sorting machine for sorting mailpieces including both letters and flats comprises: a first sorting system (07-28-2011
20080210604ARTICLE HAVING A CIRCUIT SOLDERED WITH PARTS AND METHOD FOR RECYCLING WASTES OF THE SAME - The disclosure provides an article having a circuit mounted with parts characterized by comprising an electronic part soldered with a lead free solder and having an identification marking indicating no inclusion of lead and an electrical appliance including the same. The present invention also provides a recycling method of wastes of the same. The present invention can offer an article having a circuit mounted with parts and an electrical appliance including the same both of which facilitate identification whether lead which is poisonous to human body is contained or not.09-04-2008
20110226678METHOD FOR SORTING POSTAL OBJECTS - A method including treating packs of overlapping postal objects for generating singulated postal objects, directing each postal object towards a respective outlet selected from among a number n of selectable outlets. The method includes performing a first sorting step, accumulating, within an i-th selected outlet, postal objects belonging to K subgroups having homogeneous delivery points, and carrying out a step of re-processing the previously sorted postal objects, whereby the postal objects taken from the outlets are treated for forming ordered sets of postal objects, each set comprising the postal objects belonging to a respective homogeneous subgroup and being formed by postal objects ordered according to successive delivery points; and performing a second step of sorting ordered sets, on the basis of which the postal objects that have corresponding positions within each subgroup are sent to the respective outlets. The objects are accumulated according to successive delivery points in the outlets.09-22-2011

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