Patents by Inventor Gerardus J. C. Van Laar

Gerardus J. C. Van Laar 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).

  • Patent number: 6315108
    Abstract: A system for advancing a carrying device. The carrying device is for receiving a plurality of products for processing. The carrying device has a first conveyor, and a second conveyor connected to the first conveyor for taking over a carrying device at a precisely determined distance relative to a preceding carrying device. A portion of the carrying device is made of a magnetizable material. The system has a magnet arranged for engaging the magnetizable material of the carrying device thereby engaging the carrying device onto the second conveyor from the first conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: EBM Techniek B.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis F. M. Bootsman, Dré Roelf De Bos Kuil, Gerrit De Gooyer, Cornelis J. Jochemsen, Gerardus J. C. Van Laar, Ronald W. Neutel, Rijk Rijksen, Gerrit J. Scholten, Frank R. Visscher, Wouter Walet
  • Patent number: 5314054
    Abstract: An apparatus for buffering or temporarily storing articles is disclosed. The apparatus includes a feed for the articles with at least one endless flexible member moving past the feed. Doglike elements which engage the articles and between which the articles are transported are movable together with the flexible member. One or more guide members for guiding the flexible member during changes of direction are provided with a discharge for discharging an article from between two doglike elements. A mechanism for diminishing the impact to the articles is provided wherein the guide members are movable relative to the feed and/or discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Assignee: EBM Techniek B.V.
    Inventor: Gerardus J. C. van Laar