Patents by Inventor Michael B. Henrickson

Michael B. Henrickson 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: 5170857
    Abstract: A dynamic check weighing system wherein the drive motor is positioned within the channel members of the frame and spaced from the ends thereof so as to provide a dynamically balanced system resulting in accurate and consistent weighing. The conveyor belt is of an open mesh type which affords positive engagement by a drive sprocket and positive tracking by a guide sprocket. A direct drive arrangement is employed thus eliminating drive components. There is provided a weighing system which employs fewer parts, thus, reducing maintenance and production costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Assignee: Cintex of America Inc.
    Inventors: Howard C. Phillips, Jeffrey Hoffman, Michael B. Henrickson
  • Patent number: 5168978
    Abstract: A conveyor system having transverse positions for use in conjunction with diverting or sorting and detecting operations. The conveyor system employs elastic strand members which are driven by a drive roller connected to a supporting frame in a transversely fixed manner while the strands are moved transversely by a guide roller positioned at an opposite end of the supporting frame. The conveyor system is especially adaptable to dynamic weighing and counting systems. The conveyor system affords a rapid adjustment for different transverse positions employing a positioning mechanism which is activated by two fluid and preferably pneumatically driven cylinders with activating rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Assignee: Cintex of America Inc.
    Inventors: Ian W. D. Cox, Jeffrey Hoffman, Michael B. Henrickson, Howard C. Phillips