Patents by Inventor Willem van Faassen

Willem van Faassen 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: 10723557
    Abstract: A conveyor belt includes a repeating interconnected arrangement of: rods spaced apart in a longitudinal direction and each extending in a lateral direction and connecting links arranged on both ends of the rods. Each link includes a nose section extending in lateral direction and two legs arranged on either side of the nose section, the legs extending in longitudinal direction. The nose section and the two legs provide a U-shaped structure. Laterally aligned first openings are arranged in each of the legs adjacent to the nose section for reception of a rod. Laterally aligned second openings are arranged in each of the legs adjacent the free ends of the legs. The first openings of a first link are aligned with the second openings of a second link for reception of a rod thereinto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Frans Bakker Beheer B.V.
    Inventor: Willem Van Faassen
  • Publication number: 20190308816
    Abstract: The invention relates to a conveyor belt including a repeating interconnected arrangement of: rods spaced apart in a longitudinal direction and each extending in a lateral direction and connecting links arranged on both ends of the rods. Each link includes a nose section extending in lateral direction and two legs arranged on either side of the nose section, the legs extending in longitudinal direction. The nose section and the two legs provide a U-shaped structure. Laterally aligned first openings are arranged in each of the legs adjacent to the nose section for reception of a rod. Laterally aligned second openings are arranged in each of the legs adjacent the free ends of the legs. The first openings of a first link are aligned with the second openings of a second link for reception of a rod thereinto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventor: Willem Van Faassen
  • Publication number: 20110253509
    Abstract: The invention relates to a conveyor belt comprising: a plurality of substantially parallel metal rods, a plurality of metal links interconnecting the rods, a plurality of plastic deck elements, each having two parallel longitudinal holes and having a support surface, wherein the parallel metal rods extend through the longitudinal holes and wherein the links are arranged on each end of the rods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Ashworth Bros., Inc.
    Inventor: Willem van Faassen
  • Patent number: 7878321
    Abstract: The invention relates to a conveyor assembly, such as a stacker, comprising: a vertically arranged drum having a substantially smooth peripheral surface; a conveyor belt, at least one full turn wound along the peripheral surface of the drum, said belt comprising support elements to support portions of the belt on top of each other; wherein the bottom part of the drum widens outwardly and the remaining part of the drum is cylindrical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Ashworth Bros., Inc.
    Inventor: Willem Van Faassen
  • Publication number: 20090038916
    Abstract: The invention relates to a conveyor assembly, such as a stacker, comprising: a vertically arranged drum having a substantially smooth peripheral surface; a conveyor belt, at least one full turn wound along the peripheral surface of the drum, said belt comprising support elements to support portions of the belt on top of each other; wherein the bottom part of the drum widens outwardly and the remaining part of the drum is cylindrical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: ASHWORTH JONGE POERINK B.V.
    Inventor: Willem Van Faassen
  • Patent number: 7410047
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connective link for a conveyor belt, which comprises legs extending in a longitudinal direction from a lateral cross-member at a closed first end and to an open second end, and defining laterally aligned first apertures on each of said legs at said closed end for reception of a rod, and laterally aligned second apertures at said open end for reception of a rod, wherein at least one leg is extended in longitudinal direction over a distance from the second aperture. The invention further relates to a conveyor belt comprising said connective links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Ashworth Jonge Poerink B.V.
    Inventor: Willem van Faassen
  • Patent number: 7073662
    Abstract: A conveyor belt and method for assembling a conveyor belt, the conveyor belt including a plurality of link elements and a plurality of pivot rods. Each link element includes a plurality of intermeshing extensions and at least one edge extension at a peripheral edge thereof. The plurality of intermeshing extensions form receiving compartments adapted to receive intermeshing extensions of an adjacent link element, and include transverse rod openings. The plurality of pivot rods are received in the transverse rod openings of the plurality of intermeshing extensions thereby interlinking adjacent link elements together. The edge extensions include an entry aperture sized to allow insertion of a pivot rod, and a rod receiving compartment to retain an end of the pivot rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Ashworth Bros., Inc.
    Inventors: D. Joseph Neely, Jonathan R. Lasecki, Willem van Faassen
  • Publication number: 20050183936
    Abstract: A conveyor belt and method for assembling a conveyor belt, the conveyor belt including a plurality of link elements and a plurality of pivot rods. Each link element includes a plurality of intermeshing extensions and at least one edge extension at a peripheral edge thereof. The plurality of intermeshing extensions form receiving compartments adapted to receive intermeshing extensions of an adjacent link element, and include transverse rod openings. The plurality of pivot rods are received in the transverse rod openings of the plurality of intermeshing extensions thereby interlinking adjacent link elements together. The edge extensions include an entry aperture sized to allow insertion of a pivot rod, and a rod receiving compartment to retain an end of the pivot rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Applicant: Ashworth Bros., Inc. .
    Inventors: D. Neely, Jonathan Lasecki, Willem Van Faassen