Patents by Inventor Kenneth R. Kraft

Kenneth R. Kraft 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: 4759433
    Abstract: A continuous motion, in-line stacker for positioning products, one atop the other, as the products are being conveyed from a product supply point to a high-speed wrapping machine. The stacker assembly comprises a supply conveyor which is in longitudinal alignment with a downstream stacking conveyor and a discharge conveyor. The stacking conveyor has an endless belt or chain which is trained over a series of idler rollers or sprockets so as to form an ascending flight, a horizontal flight, a descending flight and a return flight. Secured to the stacking conveyor's belt or chain at predetermined spacings therealong are a series of product platens of predetermined differing heights. In the zone of the horizontal flight are a series of vertically arranged, horizontally extending deadplates whose vertical spacings correspond to the heights of the product platens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Assignee: Doboy Packaging Machinery, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Kraft