Patents by Inventor Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus Cornelissen

Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus Cornelissen 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: 10759606
    Abstract: A modular conveyor, comprising a plurality of modules successive in transport direction, each comprising a body part with a transport surface for transporting products thereon, which body part during use is hingedly coupled via a hinge pin to the body part of a successive module. The successive modules are adjustable from an assembly position to an operative position. In the working position the hinge pin can be introduced from outside of the body parts into a receiving space formed by the successive modules or can be taken out of that receiving space to outside of the body parts due to that the hinge pin is released by the body parts to move in longitudinal direction and/or transverse direction of its longitudinal axis. In the operative position the hinge pin is retained in the receiving space formed by the body parts of the successive modules due to that the movement of the hinge pin both in longitudinal direction and in transverse direction of its longitudinal axis is limited by the body parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: REXNORD FLATTOP EUROPE B.V., REXNORD FLATTOP EUROPE S.R.L.
    Inventors: Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus Cornelissen, Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke, Andrea Andreoli, Guido Marchiani
  • Publication number: 20200102149
    Abstract: A conveying system, comprising a modular conveyor belt supported on a conveyor track so that top surfaces of the modules of the conveyor belt present a conveying face that in use moves along the track in a conveying direction, and at least one plastic bottle supported at its bottom on the conveying face via one or more textured surfaces at a bottom of the bottle. The disclosure also includes a method of conveying bottles, wherein plastic bottles are supported with their bottoms on a moving conveying face of a conveyor, and wherein the conveying face and the bottom of the bottle are conveyed via one or more textured surfaces at a bottom of the bottle. The disclosure further includes use of at least one textured bottom surface of a plastic bottle for conveying, and a blow mold for blow molding a plastic bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert MENKE, Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus CORNELISSEN
  • Patent number: 10526147
    Abstract: A conveying system (1), comprising a modular conveyor belt (2) supported on a conveyor track (3) so that top surfaces (4) of the modules (5) of the conveyor belt present a conveying face (6) that in use moves along the track in a conveying direction, and at least one plastic bottle supported at its bottom on the conveying face via one or more textured surfaces at a bottom of the bottle. The disclosure also includes a method of conveying bottles, wherein plastic bottles are supported with their bottoms on a moving conveying face of a conveyor, and wherein the conveying face and the bottom of the bottle are conveyed via one or more textured surfaces (12) at a bottom of the bottle. The disclosure further includes use of at least one textured bottom surface of a plastic bottle for conveying, and a blow mold for blow molding a plastic bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: REXNORD FLATTOP EUROPE B.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke, Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus Cornelissen
  • Patent number: 10427881
    Abstract: Coupling of conveyor belt modules A module (2) for a modular conveyor chain, comprising a link portion (3) made of sheet metal that includes a substantially elongate conveying body (4), the conveying body having a central hinge loop (5A) on one longitudinal side thereof and a pair of offset hinge loops (5B) on an opposite longitudinal side thereof that are interspaced to receive the central hinge loop of a link portion of a consecutive module therebetween. The central hinge loop and/or or the offset hinge loops are distanced with their free end(s) from a bottom face of the conveying body to form a through pass aperture (16) through which a hinge pin (12) held in the hinge receiving space(s) of the hinge loops of other module may pass transversely to its axis into or out of its hinge receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Rexnord FlatTop Europe B.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke, Franciscus Maria Bal, Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus Cornelissen
  • Publication number: 20190276240
    Abstract: A modular conveyor, comprising a plurality of modules successive in transport direction, each comprising a body part with a transport surface for transporting products thereon, which body part during use is hingedly coupled via a hinge pin to the body part of a successive module. The successive modules are adjustable from an assembly position to an operative position. In the working position the hinge pin can be introduced from outside of the body parts into a receiving space formed by the successive modules or can be taken out of that receiving space to outside of the body parts due to that the hinge pin is released by the body parts to move in longitudinal direction and/or transverse direction of its longitudinal axis. In the operative position the hinge pin is retained in the receiving space formed by the body parts of the successive modules due to that the movement of the hinge pin both in longitudinal direction and in transverse direction of its longitudinal axis is limited by the body parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: LEONARDUS ADRIANUS CATHARINUS CORNELISSEN, CORNELIS HENDRIK MIJNDERT MENKE, ANDREA ANDREOLI, GUIDO MARCHIANI
  • Patent number: 10221020
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: REXNORD FLATTOP EUROPE B.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert Menke, Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus Cornelissen, Remco van der Ende
  • Publication number: 20180162647
    Abstract: Coupling of conveyor belt modules A module (2) for a modular conveyor chain, comprising a link portion (3) made of sheet metal that includes a substantially elongate conveying body (4), the conveying body having a central hinge loop (5A) on one longitudinal side thereof and a pair of offset hinge loops (5B) on an opposite longitudinal side thereof that are interspaced to receive the central hinge loop of a link portion of a consecutive module therebetween. The central hinge loop and/or or the offset hinge loops are distanced with their free end(s) from a bottom face of the conveying body to form a through pass aperture (16) through which a hinge pin (12) held in the hinge receiving space(s) of the hinge loops of other module may pass transversely to its axis into or out of its hinge receiving space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Cornelis Hendrick Mijndert Menke, Franciscus Maria Bal, Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus Cornelissen
  • Publication number: 20170260003
    Abstract: A conveying system (1), comprising a modular conveyor belt (2) supported on a conveyor track (3) so that top surfaces (4) of the modules (5) of the conveyor belt present a conveying face (6) that in use moves along the track in a conveying direction, and at least one plastic bottle supported at its bottom on the conveying face via one or more textured surfaces at a bottom of the bottle. The disclosure also includes a method of conveying bottles, wherein plastic bottles are supported with their bottoms on a moving conveying face of a conveyor, and wherein the conveying face and the bottom of the bottle are conveyed via one or more textured surfaces (12) at a bottom of the bottle. The disclosure further includes use of at least one textured bottom surface of a plastic bottle for conveying, and a blow mold for blow molding a plastic bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert MENKE, Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus CORNELISSEN
  • 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: 9499343
    Abstract: The invention relates to a conveying system. The conveying system comprises a conveying track, an endless conveyor mat for conveying products in a conveying direction, a drive for driving the conveyor mat, and a return guide provided at the conveying track for guiding the conveyor mat upon circulation. The return guide extends substantially transversely to the conveying direction. The conveyor mat comprises a number of plastic modules, which are provided at their bottom side with a track guide surface, while at least a part of the plastic modules at the location of the respective track guide surface comprise at least one chamber extending inwardly with respect to the module for being in a contact with the return guide during circulation of the module around the return guide. The chamber is formed such that the contact upon circulation consists of a first line contact and a second line contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: REXNORD FLATTOP EUROPE B.V.
    Inventors: Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus Cornelissen, Ronald Sigmond
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150307282
    Abstract: The invention relates to a conveying system. The conveying system comprises a conveying track, an endless conveyor mat for conveying products in a conveying direction, a drive for driving the conveyor mat, and a return guide provided at the conveying track for guiding the conveyor mat upon circulation. The return guide extends substantially transversely to the conveying direction. The conveyor mat comprises a number of plastic modules, which are provided at their bottom side with a track guide surface, while at least a part of the plastic modules at the location of the respective track guide surface comprise at least one chamber extending inwardly with respect to the module for being in a contact with the return guide during circulation of the module around the return guide. The chamber is formed such that the contact upon circulation consists of a first line contact and a second line contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventor: Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus Cornelissen
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140008187
    Abstract: A module (3) for a modular conveyor mat (1), comprising a body part (7) which extends between two molded sides (5) transversely to a conveying direction (P) along a main axis (4). The body part (7) is provided with one or more break provisions (16) extending in conveying direction (P) for breaking the module therealong. An end surface (13) of the body part (7) located at a molded side (5) is, transversely to the conveying direction (8), at a distance (A1) from a first reference plane (R1) which is at least locally smaller than the distance (A2) from a central plane (M) through the break provision (16) to a second reference plane (R2). Here, counted transversely to the conveying direction (P), the first reference plane (R1) extend from the mold-formed side (5) centrally between the first two pairs of coupling elements (11,12), and, counted from the central plane (M) transversely to the conveying direction, the second reference plane (R2) extends centrally between the first two pairs of coupling elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus Cornelissen, Ronaki Sigmond
  • Patent number: 8371436
    Abstract: A conveyor having a conveying face includes a side guard. The side guard is formed with a series of wall parts extending in a conveying direction and upstanding transversely to the conveying direction. At least two wall parts of the series of wall parts overlap in the conveying direction at least partly at a top side of the at least two wall parts remote from the conveying face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Rexnord Flattop Europe B.V.
    Inventors: Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus Cornelissen, Ronald Sigmond
  • Patent number: 8016100
    Abstract: A conveyor, comprising a modular conveyor mat (2) driven by sprocket wheels (19), wherein the conveyor mat is driven by the sprocket wheel on the hinge pins (9). The modular conveyor mat comprises a number of modules (1) successive in conveying direction, which are each provided with a body part extending transversely to the conveying direction and having rows of hinge loops (6) reaching forward and rearward in the conveying direction, wherein the hinge loops of successive modules cooperate and are coupled using hinge pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Rexnord Flattop Europe B.V.
    Inventors: Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus Cornelissen, Gijsbertus Johannes Verduijn
  • Publication number: 20110000767
    Abstract: A conveyor, comprising a conveying face with a side guard which is formed with a series of wall parts (3A, 3B) extending in conveying direction and upstanding transversely to the conveying direction. In each case, at least two wall parts over-lap in conveying direction at least partly in a fan-like manner at a top side remote from the conveying face. Wall parts in the series mutually differ at least their top sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus Cornelissen, Ronald Sigmond
  • Patent number: 7775347
    Abstract: An assembly for hingedly coupling parts of a conveyor comprising a first conveyor part (2) provided with a row of hinge eyes positioned in alignment, and an end hinge eye (7b) with an enlarged hinge hole (8b) which is positioned somewhat out of alignment and with a locking surface adjacent to the hinge hole and positioned in alignment The assembly further comprises a second part (3) such that the conveyor parts can cooperate in a coupled condition by receiving hinge eyes in corresponding interspaces, and a hinge pin provided with a central body part (3) such that the conveyor parts can cooperate in a coupled condition by receiving hinge eyes in corresponding interspaces and a hinge pin provided with a central body part (15) with a thickened head (16) which is able to pass the end hinge hole (8b), but not the next hinge hole (12) in coupled condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Rexnord Flattop Europe B.V.
    Inventor: Leonardus Adrianus Catharinus Cornelissen