Elements Comprise A Nongripping Pair Of Members Which Self-open As They Pass Through A Curved Path Patents (Class 198/484.1)
  • Patent number: 10470349
    Abstract: A non-splicing feeder including: multiple sprockets in a conveyance direction that accurately supply components stored in carrier tape to a supply position; a main body; a first sprocket on which first engaging protrusions are formed which is rotatably provided at supply position of main body; a second sprocket on which second engaging protrusions are formed which is rotatably provided on main body at a position on the downstream side in the conveyance direction of carrier tape with respect to first sprocket; wherein a tooth thickness dimension of second engaging protrusion is set to be smaller than a tooth thickness dimension of first engaging protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Ohashi, Hiroki Murase
  • Patent number: 10377592
    Abstract: A sheet loading apparatus for carrying a sheet loaded in a first tray to a second tray includes: a grip portion configured to grip the sheet; a sliding portion configured to move the grip portion between a sheet gripping position and a sheet release position; a lift portion configured to move the grip portion and cause the grip portion to emerge from the sheet loading surface; and a common power transmission portion configured to transmit power to both the sliding portion and the lift portion, wherein in one cycle, after the sliding portion moves the grip portion to a downstream side, the lift portion moves the grip portion downward of the sheet loading surface to cause the grip portion to reach the release position, and after the sliding portion moves the grip portion to the upstream side, the lift portion moves the grip portion to the gripping position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Riichi Hama
  • Patent number: 9725272
    Abstract: A paper post-processing device includes: a base tray 112 configured to stack paper transferred from an image-forming device; a paper transferring unit including a paper gripper configured to grip a rear end of a paper bundle stacked on the base tray 112, a paper transferring unit configured to transfer the paper gripper; and a stacker tray 103 configured to stack paper transferred from the paper transferring unit, wherein the paper gripper includes an ejector 202 to be fixed, and a gripper 106 rotatably configured about a predetermined angle to the ejector 202, and the paper gripper is configured to grip the several sheets of paper by the ejector 202 and the gripper 106, further including a grip release unit configured to release a grip by the ejector 202 and the gripper 106.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: GRADCO JAPAN LTD.
    Inventors: Kuniaki Kimura, Kenichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9365201
    Abstract: A device, system, and method for controlling transmission torque to provide hill ascent and/or descent assistance to a vehicle includes applying a clutch hold pressure to one or more clutches of a transmission to lock an output shaft of the transmission to resist roll-back of the vehicle. The clutch hold pressure is determined as a function of the tractive effort of the vehicle and is applied based on one or more of a transmission output speed signal, an engine throttle signal, and a vehicle brake signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared S. Shattuck, Jeffrey E. Shultz, Peter G. York
  • Patent number: 8684165
    Abstract: The present device is a collator and an infeed conveyor wherein the collator receives product from the infeed conveyor at an infeed point of the infeed conveyor. The product includes a flat side and an edge side and the collator and infeed conveyor are adapted to select between delivery of the product to the collator at an on flat load position and delivery of the product to the collator at an on edge load position. Preferably the collator includes an adjustment mechanism for urging the collator between a left position and a right position and the conveyor includes an height adjustment mechanism for urging the conveyor between a raised position and a lowered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventors: Chris Follows, Kevin Crosby
  • Patent number: 8091879
    Abstract: In a device for trimming the top edge, bottom edge and opening edge of a printed product, for example a newspaper, the printed product is transported through A cutting region of a connected cutting unit in a closed clamp of a synchronously driven conveying apparatus. The conveying apparatus is configured as a conveying rotor and the clamps are guided past a transfer station for loading on a circulating path and past a delivery station for delivering a printed product in an open position. The printed product is trimmed in the cutting region of the cutting unit which is arranged between the transfer station and the delivery station and in which the printed product is clamped in the closed clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventor: Heinz Boss
  • Patent number: 7987965
    Abstract: An assembly device (20) used in assembling portable electronic devices is provided. The assembly device (20) includes a support, a transmission belt (24) moveably mounted on the support and several fans (25) rotatably mounted on the transmission belt (24) for dissipating heat in the area of the transmission belt (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Chia-En Lee
  • Patent number: 7487959
    Abstract: An eject mechanism with a grip in a finisher is disclosed, in which papers ejected from a digital output device are temporarily stacked on a paper eject tray and exactly aligned so that the papers are gripped to move to a stacker tray without scattering. The eject mechanism with a grip in a finisher includes a paper eject tray that temporarily receives papers ejected from a digital output device, a paper moving means gripping the papers received in the paper eject tray to move them, and a stacker tray stacking the papers moved from the paper moving means, wherein the paper moving means includes a guide side plate provided with a rail groove circulating along the papers and a curved cam disposed near the rail groove, a paper grip means driven to grip the papers received in the paper eject tray when it is in contact with the curved cam while moving along the rail groove of the guide side plate, and a driving means that drives the paper grip means to circulate it along the rail groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignees: KRDC Co., Ltd., Gradco Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung Kyoon Noh
  • Patent number: 7337892
    Abstract: The invention provides a device for sorting products, comprising bogies which are movable in a direction of transport along a conveying path, which bogies are pivotally interconnected, and supporting platforms comprising a supporting surface for supporting products to be sorted. Each of the supporting platforms includes supporting elements which are movable with respect to an adjacent supporting element for changing the circumference of the supporting platform in question during passage of a bend in the conveying path, which supporting elements include two outer supporting elements which, seen in the direction of transport, are located at the front side and the rear side, respectively, of the supporting platform in question and at least one intermediate supporting element positioned between the outer supporting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Vanderlande Industries Nederland B.V.
    Inventors: Frits Franciscus Carolus Groot, Gregorius Maria Adrianus Van Vught, Cornelius Christiaan Goelema, Simon Stikkelorum
  • Publication number: 20010050209
    Abstract: A conveyor apparatus includes first and second groups of fins which are spaced along the conveying direction to provide spaces sufficient to hold packs therein. The fins in each group are divided into first and second sets. The first and second fin groups are mounted to first and second conveyor chain pairs, respectively, and moved through pack loading and unloading stations. Stepping motors drive the first and second chain pairs independently. A controller causes a fin set after being loaded or unloaded to be forwarded to the unloading or loading station at a speed higher than the speed at which the fin sets move through the loading station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Publication date: December 13, 2001
    Inventors: Fumihiko Takemoto, Osamu Okabe
  • Patent number: 6269937
    Abstract: A conveyor device for erected collapsible box. The conveyor device has a number of conveyor chains with drive ribs for the collapsible boxes. The conveyor chains are made up of chain links that are connected to one another in an articulating relationship. The chain links have guide pins that are guided in an upper and lower guide rail. The conveyor device is made to embody the deflecting regions of the conveyor chains so that the conveyor chains are free of guide elements. This is achieved by a particular disposition of the guide pins and the guide rails. The conveyor device has a particularly simple design and is also suited for small collapsible box formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Dietrich, Eberhard Krieger, Klaus Stoeckel
  • Patent number: 6260690
    Abstract: A modular transport and gathering system used for moving a material to be fed (250) in a direction of transport and comprising a plurality of transport modules (A, B) having input-side and output-side end sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Bowe Systec AG
    Inventor: Josef Batzer
  • Patent number: 6260689
    Abstract: A conveyor apparatus includes first and second groups of fins which are spaced along the conveying direction to provide spaces sufficient to hold packs therein. The fins in each group are divided into first and second sets. The first and second fin groups are mounted to first and second conveyor chain pairs, respectively, and moved through pack loading and unloading stations. Stepping motors drive the first and second chain pairs independently. A controller causes a fin set after being loaded or unloaded to be forwarded to the unloading or loading station at a speed higher than the speed at which the fin sets move through the loading station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Yamato Scale Company, Limited
    Inventors: Fumihiko Takemoto, Osamu Okabe