Patents Assigned to Habasit AG
  • Patent number: 10947048
    Abstract: The present disclosure may be embodied as a belt module for a radius or spiral conveyor. The belt module includes first link ends extending in a direction of belt travel. Each first link end has a transverse opening. Second link ends extend in a direction opposite the first link ends and are configured to interdigitate with the first link ends of an adjacent belt module, and each second link end has a transverse opening defined therein. The transverse openings of the first and/or the second link ends are elongated. The belt modules further include a collapsible tab for contacting a frame member. The collapsible tab is located at a first transverse end of the belt module. In some embodiments, the collapsible tab is configured to engage a drive bar. The belt module may further include a guide tooth on a bottom side of the module for engaging a guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventors: Dietmar Elsner, Martin Moritz, Arnaud Thuet
  • Patent number: 10934095
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a modular belt having two or more longitudinal belt sections. Each belt section includes a traction element having a cord and a plurality of drive elements attached to the cord. The drive elements are spaced apart along a length of the cord. The belt section further includes a plurality of belt plates. Each belt plate is removably attached to a corresponding drive element of the traction element. The belt section may comprise at least one additional traction element to which each belt plate is attached. In this way, each belt plate may be attached to two or more traction elements. The modular belt includes two or more connectors, wherein each connector is configured to longitudinally couple two belt sections in order to form the modular belt as an endless belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventors: Dietmar Elsner, Stefan Simmendinger, Markus Vetter
  • Patent number: 10752446
    Abstract: A hybrid module has a bridge section with a first transverse end and a second transverse end. Each end module has a body with an inner end and an outer end. The inner ends of each module are configured to be attached to a corresponding end of the bridge section. The inner ends may be removably attached to the corresponding ends of the bridge section using a coupler on the inner end and, in some cases, a mating coupler on the corresponding end of the bridge section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventors: Marco Lucchi, Stefan Simmendinger, Dietmar Elsner, Enrico Visconti
  • Patent number: 10723033
    Abstract: A sheet material (1) consisting of an mixture consisting essentially of: a) 10-50 percent by weight of random-oriented fibres, and; b) 90-50 percent by weight of a thermoplastic or thermoplastic elastomer; the weight percentages being based on the overall homogeneous mixture; and the sheet material having at room temperature a Shore D hardness of 40 to 85, preferably of 40 to 60, more preferably of 45 to 55. The sheet material (1) is used as a support in punching applications or as the top layer in punching belts (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventors: Andreas Lehmann, Roland Tröesch, Michael Tyler, Markus Niederberger, Anton Heimen, Brent Whitehead, Marshall Wright
  • Patent number: 10273086
    Abstract: A conveyor belt (1) for conveying a good in a belt travel direction, comprising magnetic markers (21,22) embedded into the belt, the magnetic markers (21,22) being arranged in at least one row (2) parallel to the belt's travel direction, characterized in that a) the magnetic markers (21,22) are formed of a matrix of an elastomeric, thermoplastic elastomeric or thermoplastic material with particles of a ferromagnetic material embedded therein, b) the matrix is filled with the ferromagnetic material particles in an amount of 60 to 90 vol %, based on the sum of matrix and ferromagnetic material particles; c) the geometric thickness of the markers is 30 to 70% of the overall thickness of the belt; and d) the ferromagnetic material has a maximum energy product (BH)max in the range of 30 to 100 k J/m3. The belt is suitable for prolonged use in single pass line-head inkjet printers and allows precise position determination of the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventors: Giuseppe Bassi, Gianfranco Marcon, Sergio Bertacchi, Matteo Mapelli, Andreas Lehmann
  • Patent number: 10183809
    Abstract: A conveyor module includes a module body with a pair of first link ends extending in a first direction of travel and a second link end extending in a second direction of travel opposite the first direction. Each of the first and link ends has a transverse opening therethrough. At least one of the first link ends has a first mating portion. A pin is configured to be received in the first transverse openings of the module body. The pin has a shaft and a lever affixed at a first end of the shaft. The lever has a second mating portion configured to be rotatably coupled with the first mating portion of the module body, thereby preventing transverse movement of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventor: Andrew Richardson
  • Patent number: 9850072
    Abstract: A cleaning-in-place system for use with an easily cleanable flexible belt. A sprocket is provided with a body having a first opening formed between adjacent pairs of teeth. The opening extends toward the center of the sprocket to provide access to the underside of the belt, when the belt engages with the sprocket, for application of cleaning medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventor: Marco Lucchi
  • Patent number: 9540174
    Abstract: A belt having a first cover layer with a first top surface and preferably also a second cover layer with a second top surface, wherein the first cover layer and, if present, the second cover layer are made of a foam having a thermoplastic or thermoplastic elastomer, in particular a TPU or PEBA. The belt is suitable e.g. as a machine tape in mail sorting machines and for power transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventors: Eric Josserond, Gregor Sieben, Urs Gsponer, Felix Rolle
  • Patent number: 9234563
    Abstract: A belt (1) comprises a tension layer (4), a first end portion (2) at a first longitudinal end, a second end portion (3) at a second longitudinal end, and an end connection for connecting the two end portions (2, 3). Here, the end connection comprises a first connection element (21), which is fastened to the first end portion (2), and a second connection element (31), which is fastened to the second end portion (3), wherein the first connection element (21) and the second connection element (31) are releasably interconnectable and are formed from an elongation-resistant material. The first connection element (21) and the second connection element (31) are each formed in one piece and, together with the tension layer (4), form a single neutral bending plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: HABASIT AG
    Inventors: Thomas Richter, Heiko Lang
  • Patent number: 9216859
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides belts (chains or brick-laid) having rod retains provided by way of an end module and a link cap for easier disassembly. The outer link end of the end module is altered to be narrower and furnished with a connecting structure. A separate link cap piece is produced, providing a corresponding connecting structure suitable to connect to the outer link end of the end module such that the width of the outer combined pieces is substantially the same as the other link ends of the belt. The link cap may be furnished with an opening allowing for assembly with a pivot rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventors: Enrico Visconti, Marco Lucchi
  • Patent number: 9115802
    Abstract: A drive sprocket for driving a modular belt having a plurality of belt modules with intercalated link ends connected by transverse pivot members to form hinges. The belt modules may have transverse ribs. The drive sprocket is driven by a shaft. The drive sprocket has a central opening for receiving the shaft. The body has a plurality of teeth disposed in pairs along a periphery of the body. The body has a first opening formed between adjacent pairs of teeth and extending toward the center of the sprocket to provide access to the hinge area, when the belt engages with the sprocket, for application of cleaning fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventors: Dieter Guldenfels, Marco Lucchi
  • Patent number: 9012341
    Abstract: Continuous treadmill belt comprising a continuous first foamed layer (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18) made of thermoplastic foamed material, with an upper side (25, 26) and an under side (34, 35, 36), wherein a first pulling body (41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48) is arranged on the under side (34, 35, 36) and comprises a first textile layer and a pulling body under side (54, 56, 58), and wherein no layer is arranged between the continuous foamed first layer (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18) and the first pulling body (41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48), which hinders a local shearing displacement of the first pulling body (41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48) parallel to the under side (34, 35, 36) or stiffens said pulling body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventors: Stefan Rohr, Marshall Wright, Heinz Lüscher, Frank Otte, Edgar Von Gellhorn
  • Patent number: 8997975
    Abstract: A sprocket is provided, the sprocket having a body with a central opening for engaging a shaft and rotating about an axis. The sprocket has a plurality of teeth disposed around the periphery of the body. The teeth are angularly spaced about the axis such that each tooth is spaced from the adjacent teeth by a first opening. Each tooth has a belt-contacting surface which is convex in shape such that the outer-most periphery of the sprocket is generally circular. The belt-contacting surfaces of the teeth guide the belt around the periphery of the sprocket in order to minimize the ability of the belt to buckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventor: Marco Lucchi
  • Patent number: 8978881
    Abstract: A pivot rod that is formed by overmolding the end of a grooved rod with a plastic head. The pivot rod may be formed out of shear resistant materials such as steel or the like. Alternatively, a headed rod may be formed by overmolding a highly shear resistant, reinforced extruded plastic rod with a plastic ring or head of a moldable compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventors: Ramaswamy Prakasam, Sellappa Gounder Shanmugasundaram
  • Patent number: 8776989
    Abstract: A sprocket for engaging a modular belt having a plurality of belt modules with intercalated link ends connected by transverse pivot members to form hinges. The belt modules may have transverse ribs. The sprocket may be driven by a shaft. The sprocket may be an idler sprocket. The sprocket has a central opening for receiving the shaft. The body has a plurality of teeth disposed in pairs along a periphery of the body. The body has a first opening formed between adjacent pairs of teeth and extending toward the center of the sprocket to provide access to the hinge area, when the belt engages with the sprocket, for application of cleaning fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventors: Dieter Guldenfels, Marco Lucchi
  • Publication number: 20140137606
    Abstract: A method for making a seamless knit belt including forming two longitudinal rib sections that are formed from a different material than the body of the belt. The rib sections are formed during the tubular knitting process and then the body of the knit composite is run through a polymeric treating system. After the body is treated, the rib sections are trimmed from the edges and the resulting product is a coated seamless knit belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: HABASIT AG
    Inventor: Eun Kyung Lee
  • Publication number: 20140131177
    Abstract: Provided is a conveyor belt is having of a plurality of modules, each module having an intermediate section, a plurality of first link ends having transverse openings, and a plurality of second link having elongate transverse openings. The first link ends and the second link ends of a module are configured to extend in opposite directions and interdigitate with the corresponding link ends of an adjacent module. Each first link end includes a transverse opening, and each second link end includes an elongate opening configured to be in registry with the openings of the first link ends when two modules are interdigitated. A pivot rod is disposed through the openings and elongate openings of adjacent modules such that the modules are connected. Each module has at least one dampener configured to reduce a magnitude of vibration transmitted between the module and its adjacent module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Habasit AG
    Inventor: Habasit AG
  • Publication number: 20140106918
    Abstract: A belt (1) comprises a tension layer (4), a first end portion (2) at a first longitudinal end, a second end portion (3) at a second longitudinal end, and an end connection for connecting the two end portions (2, 3). Here, the end connection comprises a first connection element (21), which is fastened to the first end portion (2), and a second connection element (31), which is fastened to the second end portion (3), wherein the first connection element (21) and the second connection element (31) are releasably interconnectable and are formed from an elongation-resistant material. The first connection element (21) and the second connection element (31) are each formed in one piece and, together with the tension layer (4), form a single neutral bending plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: HABASIT AG
    Inventors: Thomas Richter, Heiko Lang
  • Patent number: 8696346
    Abstract: A counterband tape for use in the heat setting tunnel of a carpet yarn heat setting machine. The tape is constructed from polyphenylene sulfide yarns. The counterband tape may be formed as a single layer woven fabric with a twill weave construction. The tape also may include a herringbone pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventor: Vinod Kumar Chahal
  • Patent number: 8678178
    Abstract: A modular plastic conveyor belt is designed to turn a tight radius in one direction only. Particularly it is designed for use as a spiral conveyor belt, the belt can turn in the opposite direction, but with a much larger radius. At the outer edge of the belt, the link ends or knuckles are larger and heavier for increased strength in accepting tension at the outer edge of the belt. The outside knuckles or link ends are not only wider than at the inside, but they also are longer, with increased material beyond the rod opening for increased tension strength. By having wider link members at the inner edge, the belt can collapse more closely at the inner edge than would be possible if the turn were in the other direction, providing a tighter radius of turn. This is useful in spiral conveyors which ordinarily turn in only one direction through the entire path of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventors: William J. Bickel, Jr., Jeffrey Earl Delair