Patents Assigned to Premier Tech Technologies Ltée
  • Patent number: 11267661
    Abstract: A robotic palletizer system and method include selectively operating a palletizing robot between at least a pregrouping state, in which the palletizing robot groups to-be-grouped items at a pregrouping station, and a principal grouping state, in which the palletizing robot groups to-be-grouped items at a principal grouping station. The system and method further include selectively operating a load securing machine between a securing state, in which the load securing machine at least partially secures to be grouped items grouped at the principal grouping station, and a non-operational state. The palletizing robot can be operated in the pregrouping state during at least a portion of a time interval during which the load securing machine is operating in the securing state to secure the to-be-grouped items grouped at the principal grouping station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: PREMIER TECH TECHNOLOGIES LTÉE
    Inventor: Jean-Robert Boudreau
  • Patent number: 10723569
    Abstract: An apparatus for repeatedly separating and displacing a topmost bag between a bag stack location and a second location. The apparatus comprises a separating manipulator having a prehension end-effector selectively activable/deactivable to seize and maintain the topmost bag and subsequently release the topmost bag. The separating manipulator is selectively configurable in a bag engaging configuration to seize a separation section of the topmost bag and a lifted configuration where the prehension end-effector is spaced-apart from a second topmost bag of the stack. The displacing manipulator has a prehension end-effector selectively activable/deactivable to seize and maintain a displacement engagement section of and to subsequently release the topmost bag. The prehension end-effector is translatable along the displacement axis “X” to displace the topmost bag between the bag stack location and the second location. A method for repeatedly separating and displacing a topmost bag of a stack of bags is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Premier Tech Technologies LTEE
    Inventor: André Albert
  • Patent number: 10285402
    Abstract: The present application relates to compositions comprising 4-chloroindole-3-acetic acid (4Cl-IAA) or an analogue thereof, or a combination of the latter, in acid, salt or ester form. For example, such compositions can be used to curb weeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: PREMIER TECH TECHNOLOGIES LTÉE
    Inventors: Pierre Talbot, Alain Bélanger, George Kanellos, Shaun Purcell, Paul Lefebvre, Geneviève Roy, Dominique Lequere
  • Patent number: 10273026
    Abstract: A system and a method for maintaining, transferring and transporting a flexible package. The system includes a manipulating system, preferably a five axis robot, for transferring and displacing the flexible package and a lift-assist platform positioned within a reach of the manipulating system for transporting the package and for supporting a weight of the flexible package. The system may be used more specifically for the transport and transfer of upright flexible packages. The system simplifies the tool supported by the robot, thus allowing use of a smaller robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: PREMIER TECH TECHNOLOGIES LTEE
    Inventors: Éric Viel, Vital Lévesque, Étienne Giasson
  • Publication number: 20190116724
    Abstract: A particulate material spreader for radially projecting granular material. The particulate material spreader comprises a hopper, a set of open wheels and a spreading assembly at least partially extending between the hopper and the set of open wheels. The spreading assembly is configured to radially project the particulate material through at least one wheel of the set of open wheels. The spreading assembly comprises a wheel axle extending between the open wheels and rotating along with the open wheels when the particulate material spreader is moved over a surface; a distribution shaft operatively connected to the wheel axle to rotate along therewith; and a distribution plate. The distribution plate is mounted to the distribution shaft, receives the particulate material from the hopper and radially projects the particulate material substantially through at least one wheel of the set of open wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: PREMIER TECH TECHNOLOGIES LTÉE
    Inventors: Paul LEFEBVRE, Robert CAYER, Rita BIELLO, Jérôme Frédéric BOUCHARD, Michel E. GUAY, Karine LANELIER-SAVARD, Benoit ORBAN, Francois GAUCHER, Manuel LÉVEILLÉ, Mario GAGNON, Pierre TALBOT
  • Patent number: 10017285
    Abstract: An apparatus displaces and positions items in a predetermined configuration. The apparatus includes a grouping station, a grouping manipulator using at least two degrees of freedom and having a prehension end-effector and a placing manipulator using at least four degrees of freedom and having a prehension end-effector. The grouping manipulator is configured to pick items at a first item location, displace the items towards the grouping station, and release the items at the grouping station to form a group of items. The placing manipulator is configured to pick the group of items at the grouping station, change an orientation of the group of items, and release the group of items at a receiving station in the predetermined configuration. A method displaces and positions items in a predetermined configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: PREMIER TECH TECHNOLOGIES LTEE
    Inventors: Jean-Robert Boudreau, Michel Corriveau, Yannick Savard, Sebastien Soucy
  • Patent number: 9452851
    Abstract: A system and a method for maintaining, transferring and transporting a flexible package. The system includes a manipulating system, preferably a five axis robot, for transferring and displacing the flexible package and a lift-assist platform positioned within a reach of the manipulating system for transporting the package and for supporting a weight of the flexible package. The system may be used more specifically for the transport and transfer of upright flexible packages. The system simplifies the tool supported by the robot, thus allowing use of a smaller robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Premier Tech Technologies LTEE
    Inventors: Éric Viel, Vital Lévesque, Étienne Giasson
  • Patent number: 9415889
    Abstract: A displacement device is for preparing a bag for its installation at a filling point (or second location) of packaging equipment. The displacement device grabs the bag from the pick-up location (or stack) (at which first position and orientation parameters have been previously measured), displaces the bag while measuring second position and orientation parameters of the bag, adjusting the operation and displacement of the displacement device for displacing and installing the bag at the filling point; at the same time, the measurement of the next bag's first position and orientation parameters is done to adjust the operation and displacement of the displacement device for grabbing the next bag on the stack. Such a double location evaluation, which is concomitant on two different bags, allows savings in processing time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: PREMIER TECH TECHNOLOGIES LTEE
    Inventors: Andre Albert, Steeve Santerre
  • Patent number: 9216918
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the treatment of wastewater by electrochemical reactions. More particularly, an Electro-Reaction Unit (ERU) is disclosed. The ERU is provided with at least one electrolytic cell comprising a pair of self-cleaned electrodes for purifying wastewater. Along with electro-reactions, electrodes of the ERU are submitted to passivation, i.e. coverage with an oxide layer. The present invention provides a solution for alleviating passivation with a self-cleaning system comprising hard elements, confined in a cage and movable therein, for bombardment of the electrodes and rupture of the oxide layer. The present invention further provides a related process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: PREMIER TECH TECHNOLOGIES LTEE
    Inventors: Pierre Naider Fanfan, Roger Lacasse, Marc-Andre Malenfant
  • Patent number: 8974109
    Abstract: A blending scale for dosing and blending two products. The blending scale includes an auxiliary product dosing device, and an auxiliary product dispenser receiving the auxiliary product from the auxiliary product dosing device and releasing the auxiliary product within a dynamic unconstrained stream of the main product to produce and maximize a blend of the auxiliary and main products. A blend collector measures a quantity of the blend of the auxiliary and main products. A controller controls release of the auxiliary product in a synchronized manner with the dynamic unconstrained stream of the main product, based on the defined quantity of the auxiliary product measured by the auxiliary product dosing device. The dynamic stream of the main product is terminated once a targeted quantity of the blend measured by the blend collector is obtained. A method for accurately dosing and homogeneously blending two products is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Premier Tech Technologies Ltée
    Inventors: Frédéric Gauvin, Martin Morin, Patrick Dumont, Michaël Landry, Damon M. Palmer
  • Publication number: 20140075896
    Abstract: A displacement device responsible for preparing the bag for its installation at a filling point (or second location) of packaging equipment. The displacement device grabs the bag from the pick-up location (or stack) (from which first position and orientation parameters have been previously measured), displaces the bag while measuring second position and orientation parameters of the bag, adjusting the operation and displacement of the displacement device for displacing and installing the bag on the filling point; at the same time, the measurement of the next bag first position and orientation parameters is done to adjust the operation and displacement of the displacement device for grabbing the next bag on the stack. Such a double location evaluation, which is concomitant on two different bags, allows savings in processing time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: PREMIER TECH TECHNOLOGIES LTEE
    Inventors: Andre Albert, Steeve Santerre
  • Patent number: 7790035
    Abstract: Described are a tertiary disinfection system and process for treating a liquid effluent from a domestic secondary treatment unit. The liquid effluent has pathogenic micro-organisms, remaining suspended solids and dissolved organic pollutants. The system has an inlet, a subterranean initial treatment zone filled with a filtering material for removing some suspended solids, dissolved organic pollutants and pathogenic micro-organisms. The initial treatment zone allows the liquid effluent to percolate downward. The system also has a subterranean polishing zone extending horizontally outward from the initial treatment zone, and filled with a filtering material having pore sizes allowing upward capillary dispersion of the liquid effluent. The system also has a subterranean aeration zone having an interface with the initial treatment zone and the polishing zone, to provide aeration enabling aerobic accommodation of microflora for disinfection of the effluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Premier Tech Technologies LTEE
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Dautais, Roger Lacasse, Denis Pettigrew, Pierre Talbot
  • Publication number: 20090230057
    Abstract: Described are a tertiary disinfection system and process for treating a liquid effluent from a domestic secondary treatment unit. The liquid effluent has pathogenic micro-organisms, remaining suspended solids and dissolved organic pollutants. The system has an inlet, a subterranean initial treatment zone filled with a filtering material for removing some suspended solids, dissolved organic pollutants and pathogenic micro-organisms. The initial treatment zone allows the liquid effluent to percolate downward. The system also has a subterranean polishing zone extending horizontally outward from the initial treatment zone, and filled with a filtering material having pore sizes allowing upward capillary dispersion of the liquid effluent. The system also has a subterranean aeration zone having an interface with the initial treatment zone and the polishing zone, to provide aeration enabling aerobic accommodation of microflora for disinfection of the effluent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: PREMIER TECH TECHNOLOGIES LTEE
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Dautais, Roger Lacasse, Denis Pettigrew, Pierre Talbot
  • Patent number: D856765
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: PREMIER TECH TECHNOLOGIES LTÉE
    Inventors: Paul Lefebvre, Robert Cayer, Rita Biello, Jérôme Frédéric Bouchard, Michel E. Guay, Karine Langelier-Savard, Benoît Orban, François Gaucher, Manuel Léveillé, Mario Gagnon, Pierre Talbot
  • Patent number: D936677
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: PREMIER TECH TECHNOLOGIES LTÉE
    Inventors: Mariève Bouchard, Olivier Patry, Philippe Jacques, André Malenfant, Alexis Michaud