Roller/finder Rotating About Plural Axes Patents (Class 198/386)
  • Patent number: 4171042
    Abstract: Apparatus is disclosed for positioning fruit of the drupe type in which the fruit is conveyed along a vertically elongated path from a receiving station upward along the path and then downward along the path to a discharge station with the positioning apparatus being operative to urge the fruit to a predetermined orientation during both the upward and downward portions of travel from the receiving station to the discharge station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1979
    Assignee: California Processing Machinery
    Inventor: Konrad E. Meissner