Patents by Inventor Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke

Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20170137225
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing such a modular belt link, a mold having a mold cavity is used comprising a number of U-shaped profiles, which are configured and arranged such as to—after injecting polymeric material (6) into the mold cavity—form an aperture (2e) in each of the link ends (2c) by providing for each link end (2c) at least two laterally adjoining, partly overlapping oblong U-shaped recesses (2j1, 2j2), which are alternately oriented such that the open end of one of the U-shaped recesses (2j2) opens in the top support surface and the open end of an immediately adjoining U-shaped recess (2j1) opens in the bottom surface. The invention relates also to a modular belt link manufactured with such a method and a modular conveyor belt comprising such modular belt links.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Rick Wilhelmus Van Den Berg, Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke
  • Publication number: 20170073171
    Abstract: A transfer device (19), comprising a carrier (21) including a number of mutually spaced-apart, substantially parallel extending transfer fingers (22) that in use reach into grooves (14) between ribs (13) on a conveying surface of a grooved conveyor belt (2). Back parts (23) of the fingers form a comb shaped part (24) of a substantially planar slide-over surface (25) of the transfer device. The carrier further includes a conveyor guide track (26) that is lowered with respect to the slide over surface and that extends transversely to the fingers, and that in use is provided with a cross conveyor belt (6) movable in a conveying direction transversely to the fingers, so that a conveying surface (9) of the cross conveyor belt forms a conveying part (27) of the slide-over surface that is substantially contiguous to and flush with the comb shaped part (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert MENKE, Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus CORNELISSEN, Remco VAN DER ENDE
  • Patent number: 9592966
    Abstract: In a conveyor system, a conveyor having a conveyor surface transports items. An optional lubricant dispensing device dispenses a lubricant composition on the conveyor surface. A friction coefficient measuring device measures a quantity proportional to the friction coefficient of the conveyor surface and provides a signal indicative for the measured quantity proportional to the friction coefficient. A control receives the signal indicative for the measured quantity. In one embodiment, the control provides a further signal when the measured quantity exceeds a threshold value or for regulating the lubricant amount to be dispensed based on the measured quantity in order to maintain the measured quantity proportional to the friction coefficient within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: REXNORD FLATTOP EUROPE B.V.
    Inventors: Rick Wilhelmus van den Berg, Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke
  • Publication number: 20160332821
    Abstract: Module (1) for a modular conveyor mat, comprising a body part (2) extending transversely to a conveying direction with a top (3) and a bottom (4), which bottom is provided with a tooth chamber (6) for receiving a driving tooth of a sprocket wheel. The body part, at a front (7) and rear (8), is provided with a series of hinge parts (9) and receiving spaces (10) alternately successive transversely to the conveying direction, so that successive modules (1) are hingedly couplable using hinge pins (11) extending through hinge bores (13) provided in the hinge parts. The front is part of a front body part (2A) of the module and the rear is part of a rear body part (2B) of the module. The front and rear body parts are hingedly connected with each other relative to a pivoting axis (Z), which traverses the tooth chamber (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Rick Wilhelmus van den Berg, Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke
  • Patent number: 9457959
    Abstract: End drive for a conveyor, comprising a conveying track (6) for, during use, guiding a conveying part of a straight-running modular conveyor mat (2), a return guide (10) extending at a distance along the conveying part for return guidance of a return part of the conveyor mat, and a gear drive (16) located between the conveying track and the return guide for, through engagement of the conveyor mat, drivingly having the conveyor mat round from the conveying track to the return guide. The return guide comprises a guiding envelope (E), linking up with the gear drive and extending along successive rows of modules, in which movement of the return part of the conveyor mat both sideways in the plane of the conveyor mat and transversely to the conveying plane is limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: REXNORD FLATTOP EUROPE B.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke, Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus Cornelissen
  • Patent number: 9434546
    Abstract: End drive for a conveyor, comprising a conveying track (6) for, during use, guiding a conveying part of a modular conveyor mat (2) of the side-flexing type, a return guide (10) extending at a distance along the conveying part for return guidance of a return part of the conveyor mat, and a gear drive (16) located between the conveying track and the return guide for, through engagement on the conveyor mat, drivingly having the conveyor mat round from the conveying track to the return guide. The conveying track and the return guide comprise a bend segment where the conveying part and the return part of the conveyor mat, respectively, are guided in their planes through a bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: REXNORD FLATTOP EUROPE B.V.
    Inventors: Leonardus Adrians Catharinus Cornelissen, Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke
  • Publication number: 20160200520
    Abstract: The invention relates to a conveyor module for a conveyor mat and/or conveyor chain for conveying articles. The module (1) comprises a conveying face (2) for supporting articles to be conveyed, a supporting face arranged to be supported by a support member of a conveyor system and connectors (6) arranged such that front and rear sides of successive conveyor modules (1) can be hingedly coupled to each other. Furthermore, the module (1) comprises at least one marking body (10) for marking the conveyor module (1), wherein the marking body (C1-C2) extends from an inside (100) of the module at least towards an outer face (11) of the module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke, Andrea Andreoli
  • Publication number: 20160176648
    Abstract: In a conveyor system a conveyor (2) having a conveyor surface (3) transports items. An optional lubricant dispensing device (5) dispenses a lubricant composition on the conveyor surface. A friction coefficient measuring device (6) measures a quantity proportional to the friction coefficient of said conveyor surface and provides a signal indicative for said measured quantity proportional to the friction coefficient. The friction coefficient measuring device comprises a contact portion (11) for contacting the conveyor surface. A control means (7) receives the signal indicative for said measured quantity. The control means can be arranged for providing a further signal when said measured quantity exceeds a threshold value or for regulating the lubricant amount to be dispensed based on the measured quantity in order to maintain the measured quantity proportional to the friction coefficient within a predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Rick Wilhelmus Van Den Berg, Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke
  • Patent number: 9199797
    Abstract: The invention relates to a module for a modular conveyor, comprising a body part extending transversely to a direction, having a substantially closed, flat top surface and a bottom. On the top surface, a receiving provision is provided for coupling a mounting frame. The receiving provision is provided with one or more stop elements projecting relative to the top surface, with each stop element provided with a flange. The mounting frame is provided with one or more wings, with each wing configured to engage under a respective flange upon placement of the mounting frame on the receiving provision. The receiving provision and the mounting frame are configured for placement of the mounting frame on the module and removal from the module, respectively, in an insertion direction which is directed substantially transversely to the directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: REXNORD FLATTOP EUROPE B.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke, Remco van der Ende
  • Publication number: 20150336744
    Abstract: End drive for a conveyor, comprising a conveying track (6) for, during use, guiding a conveying part of a modular conveyor mat (2) of the side-flexing type, a return guide (10) extending at a distance along the conveying part for return guidance of a return part of the conveyor mat, and a gear drive (16) located between the conveying track and the return guide for, through engagement on the conveyor mat, drivingly having the conveyor mat round from the conveying track to the return guide. The conveying track and the return guide comprise a bend segment where the conveying part and the return part of the conveyor mat, respectively, are guided in their planes through a bend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus Cornelissen, Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke
  • Patent number: 9162818
    Abstract: Modular conveyor mat (1), comprising a number of rows (2) of modules (3), successive in the conveying direction (P) of the conveyor mat, which modules are provided with a body part (4) from plastic extending transversely to the conveying direction, which is provided with an upper surface (5), and which is provided, viewed in conveying direction, at the front (8) and rear (9) with a series of coupling elements (11) spaced apart with mutual interspaces (10). Coupling elements and interspaces of modules successive in conveying direction interdigitate, and are hingedly coupled with the aid of pins (12). The conveyor mat is provided with reinforcing strips (14) included in the body parts of the modules, spaced apart at a mutual intermediate distance transversely to the conveying direction, which extend in conveying direction between successive hinge pins, and which are provided adjacent their ends (15) with recesses (16) in which the hinge pins successive in conveying direction are received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: REXNORD FLATTOP EUROPE B.V.
    Inventors: Joost Martinus van den Berg, Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke
  • Publication number: 20150291362
    Abstract: End drive for a conveyor, comprising a conveying track (6) for, during use, guiding a conveying part of a straight-running modular conveyor mat (2), a return guide (10) extending at a distance along the conveying part for return guidance of a return part of the conveyor mat, and a gear drive (16) located between the conveying track and the return guide for, through engagement of the conveyor mat, drivingly having the conveyor mat round from the conveying track to the return guide. The return guide comprises a guiding envelope (E), linking up with the gear drive and extending along successive rows of modules, in which movement of the return part of the conveyor mat both sideways in the plane of the conveyor mat and transversely to the conveying plane is limited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke, Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus Cornelissen
  • Publication number: 20150183585
    Abstract: The invention relates to a module for a modular conveyor, comprising a body part extending transversely to a direction, having a substantially closed, flat top surface and a bottom. On the top surface, a receiving provision is provided for coupling a mounting frame. The receiving provision is provided with one or more stop elements projecting relative to the top surface, with each stop element provided with a flange. The mounting frame is provided with one or more wings, with each wing configured to engage under a respective flange upon placement of the mounting frame on the receiving provision. The receiving provision and the mounting frame are configured for placement of the mounting frame on the module and removal from the module, respectively, in an insertion direction which is directed substantially transversely to the directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke, Remco van der Ende
  • Publication number: 20140027251
    Abstract: A module (1) for a modular conveyor mat (2), comprising a body part (4) extending between two sides transversely to a conveying direction (8), with a top side (5) for carrying products and a lower side (6), wherein the body part at the front side and rear side (7, 8) viewed in conveying direction comprises a series of hinge parts (9) with adjacent receiving spaces (10) successive transversely to the conveying direction, hinge parts and receiving spaces interdigitate with those of similar modules adjacent in conveying direction. Modules are hingedly coupled by hinge pins (12) through hinge bores (11) provided in hinge parts extending trans versely to the conveying direction. A binge part (9?) adjacent a side (3) of the module has a retaining element (13) located in the hinge part (9?) and integrally formed with the hinge part (9?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus Cornelissen, Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke
  • Patent number: 8430235
    Abstract: A module for a modular conveyor mat includes a substantially flat metal body part having front and rear sides extending transversely to a conveying direction (P). Projections spaced apart by intermediate spaces form hinge loops attached to the body part. A plastic cover forming a conveying surface is attached to the body part and extends over and around at least one of the hinge loops. The invention also relates to a modular conveyor mat, comprising a multiple number of the modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Rexnord Flattop Europe B.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke, Gijsbertus Johannes Verduyn
  • Patent number: 7878323
    Abstract: A conveyor for conveying products along a conveying track with varying temperature, comprising a first axle provided with first divert wheels and a second axle provided with second divert wheels and a plurality of modular, endless conveyor mats built up from plastic modules, travelling in side-by-side parallel relation in a conveying direction around the first and second divert wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Rexnord Flattop Europe B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Van Rees, Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke, Gijsbertus Johannes Verduijn
  • Publication number: 20090218200
    Abstract: A module for a modular conveyor mat (2), comprising a substantially flat metal body part (3) provided, on front (4) and rear (5) sides extending transversely to the conveying direction (P), with projections (7) spaced apart by intermediate spaces (6) and which form hinge loops (8), and, attached to the body part, a plastic cover (9) forming a conveying surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke, Gijsbertus Johannes Verduyn
  • Publication number: 20090145731
    Abstract: A conveyor (1) for conveying products along a conveying track (23) with varying temperature, comprising a first axle (3) provided with first divert wheels (2) and a second axle (4) provided with second divert wheels (5) and a plurality of modular, endless conveyor mats (6) built up from plastic modules (15), travelling in side-by-side parallel relation in a conveying direction around the first and second divert wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Michael Van Rees, Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke, Gijsbertus Johannes Verduijn