Patents by Inventor Leonardus J. Temming

Leonardus J. Temming 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: 5240100
    Abstract: An apparatus for receiving or transferring, vertically transporting and delivering articles such as eggs. The apparatus provides a feed conveyor (2) for presenting successive articles (5) in oriented position and an endless, continuously movable and substantially vertically arranged carrier conveyor (9) for receiving the articles successively presented by the feed conveyor. The carrier conveyor (9) is equipped for retaining and supporting the articles (5) during the vertical transport by way of a fixed guideway (11), extending in the direction of transport, over which the article (5) can move in sliding fashion and which supports the article on one side, as well as a support member (10) pivotally mounted on the carrier conveyor (9), which member supports the article (5) on the opposite side and keeps it pressed against the guideway (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1993
    Assignee: FPS Food Processing Systems B.V.
    Inventors: Hendrik Elferink, Johan H. Hesselink, Leonardus J. Temming
  • Patent number: 5176243
    Abstract: An egg orienting apparatus for orienting the smaller ends of eggs in a predetermined position. The eggs are supplied to the apparatus on rotating rollers of a roller conveyor. At one of the reversing wheels of the conveyor, lifting members are arranged which enable an egg to be lifted relative to one of a pair of egg carrying rollers. According to the invention, at one of the reversing wheels are arranged consisting of pushing members which can be moved faster than the conveyor. The pushing members are arranged approximately at the level of the reversing wheel. Further, lifting members are arranged which release the egg from one of a pair of rollers, so that the egg is enabled to rotate while being supported by the other carrying roller and the lifting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Assignee: FPS Food Processing Systems, B.V.
    Inventors: Leonardus J. Temming, Willem C. M. Arends, Johan H. Hessewlink
  • Patent number: 5160019
    Abstract: The invention relates to a carrier for articles such as fruits, eggs, comprising a frame, two gripper members each having a free end in which an opening is provided for receiving an article between the free ends, the free ends of the gripper being movable relative to each other in such a way that an article can be received between the ends and subsequently released therefrom, wherein one of the gripper members consists of two parts and the two parts are mounted under a spring load on one and the same shaft for pivotal movement relative to each other. The axis of the shaft on which the pivoting gripper member is mounted for pivotal movement, is parallel to the direction of travel of a conveyor, for instance a chain, to which the shaft is connected. The other gripper member is fixedly connected to the conveyor, for instance a chain part. The invention further relates to a conveying apparatus comprising such a carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1992
    Assignee: Staalkat B.V.
    Inventor: Leonardus J. Temming
  • Patent number: 4730440
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for packaging eggs supplied by a feed conveyor, said eggs being supplied from said feed conveyor via transfer means to a carton. For the purpose of simultaneously packaging more than one row of eggs, the successive rows of eggs are transferred from said feed conveyor by means of a star wheel and at least one reciprocating sliding plate arranged downstream of said wheel, to two or more successive rows of egg holding or carrying means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1988
    Assignee: Staalkat B.V.
    Inventors: Jelle van der Schoot, Leonardus J. Temming
  • Patent number: 4328908
    Abstract: Apparatus for mechanically denesting and delivering the bottom one of a nested stack of trays for eggs of the like, each substantially consisting of a plane web portion and projections extending upwardly and downwardly from said web portion, which projections engage with each other during nesting. The apparatus is provided with a plurality of tray engaging members for pulling said bottom tray downwardly both by downwardly extending projections and its peripheral edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1982
    Assignee: Staalkat B.V.
    Inventor: Leonardus J. Temming