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1. (WO2007008089) CONTINUOUS PROCESSING APPARATUS
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/008089 International Application No.: PCT/NZ2006/000175
Publication Date: 18.01.2007 International Filing Date: 11.07.2006
IPC:
B65G 47/56 (2006.01) ,B65G 47/57 (2006.01) ,B65G 47/64 (2006.01) ,A23B 4/00 (2006.01) ,A23B 9/00 (2006.01) ,A23N 12/00 (2006.01) ,A23B 5/00 (2006.01) ,A23L 1/00 (2006.01) ,A23B 7/00 (2006.01) ,A23L 3/00 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
G
TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
47
Article or material-handling devices associated with conveyers; Methods employing such devices
52
Devices for transferring articles or materials between conveyers, i.e. discharging or feeding devices
56
to or from inclined or vertical conveyer sections
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
G
TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
47
Article or material-handling devices associated with conveyers; Methods employing such devices
52
Devices for transferring articles or materials between conveyers, i.e. discharging or feeding devices
56
to or from inclined or vertical conveyer sections
57
for articles
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
G
TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
47
Article or material-handling devices associated with conveyers; Methods employing such devices
52
Devices for transferring articles or materials between conveyers, i.e. discharging or feeding devices
64
Switching conveyers
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
23
FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; THEIR TREATMENT, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
B
PRESERVING, e.g. BY CANNING, MEAT, FISH, EGGS, FRUIT, VEGETABLES, EDIBLE SEEDS; CHEMICAL RIPENING OF FRUIT OR VEGETABLES; THE PRESERVED, RIPENED, OR CANNED PRODUCTS
4
General methods for preserving meat, sausages, fish or fish products
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
23
FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; THEIR TREATMENT, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
B
PRESERVING, e.g. BY CANNING, MEAT, FISH, EGGS, FRUIT, VEGETABLES, EDIBLE SEEDS; CHEMICAL RIPENING OF FRUIT OR VEGETABLES; THE PRESERVED, RIPENED, OR CANNED PRODUCTS
9
Preservation of edible seeds, e.g. cereals
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
23
FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; THEIR TREATMENT, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
N
MACHINES OR APPARATUS FOR TREATING HARVESTED FRUIT, VEGETABLES, OR FLOWER BULBS IN BULK, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; PEELING VEGETABLES OR FRUIT IN BULK; APPARATUS FOR PREPARING ANIMAL FEEDING-STUFFS
12
Machines for cleaning, blanching, drying or roasting fruits or vegetables, e.g. coffee, cocoa, nuts
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
23
FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; THEIR TREATMENT, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
B
PRESERVING, e.g. BY CANNING, MEAT, FISH, EGGS, FRUIT, VEGETABLES, EDIBLE SEEDS; CHEMICAL RIPENING OF FRUIT OR VEGETABLES; THE PRESERVED, RIPENED, OR CANNED PRODUCTS
5
Preservation of eggs or egg products
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
23
FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; THEIR TREATMENT, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
L
FOODS, FOODSTUFFS, OR NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES A21D91; THEIR PREPARATION OR TREATMENT, e.g. COOKING, MODIFICATION OF NUTRITIVE QUALITIES, PHYSICAL TREATMENT; PRESERVATION OF FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS, IN GENERAL
1
Foods or foodstuffs; Their preparation or treatment
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
23
FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; THEIR TREATMENT, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
B
PRESERVING, e.g. BY CANNING, MEAT, FISH, EGGS, FRUIT, VEGETABLES, EDIBLE SEEDS; CHEMICAL RIPENING OF FRUIT OR VEGETABLES; THE PRESERVED, RIPENED, OR CANNED PRODUCTS
7
Preservation or chemical ripening of fruit or vegetables
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
23
FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; THEIR TREATMENT, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
L
FOODS, FOODSTUFFS, OR NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES A21D91; THEIR PREPARATION OR TREATMENT, e.g. COOKING, MODIFICATION OF NUTRITIVE QUALITIES, PHYSICAL TREATMENT; PRESERVATION OF FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS, IN GENERAL
3
Preservation of foods or foodstuffs, in general, e.g. pasteurising, sterilising, specially adapted for foods or foodstuffs
Applicants:
IBEX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED [NZ/NZ]; 3/9 Allens Road East Tamaki Auckland, NZ (AllExceptUS)
ENGLE, Raphael [NZ/NZ]; NZ (UsOnly)
BAXTER, Neil, Anthony [NZ/NZ]; NZ (UsOnly)
Inventors:
ENGLE, Raphael; NZ
BAXTER, Neil, Anthony; NZ
Agent:
WILSON, Kathryn, S. ; Level 11 PricewaterhouseCoopers Centre 119 Armagh Street P.O. Box 2201 Christchurch, NZ
Priority Data:
54120611.07.2005NZ
Title (EN) CONTINUOUS PROCESSING APPARATUS
(FR) DISPOSITIF DE TRAITEMENT CONTINU
Abstract:
(EN) A continuous processing apparatus which includes: at least one process chamber in which a process is undertaken; a first horizontal conveyor system; a plurality of trays on which, in use, items to be processed are placed, wherein the first horizontal conveyor system conveys the trays in a substantially horizontal direction through the process chamber so the items on the trays can be processed; the apparatus characterised in that: the first horizontal conveyor system is configured to deliver the trays to a first vertical conveyor system being configured to convey the trays in a substantially vertical direction, through the chamber for a first predetermined time, before delivering to at least one further conveyor system being configured to convey the trays or items thereon either: directly or indirectly out of the chamber; or alternately, through the chamber for further processing.
(FR) Le dispositif de traitement continu selon l’invention, comprenant : au moins une chambre de traitement dans laquelle un traitement est effectué ; un premier système de transport horizontal ; une pluralité de plateaux sur lesquels, pendant l’utilisation, les objets à traiter sont placés, le premier système de transport horizontal transportant les plateaux dans une direction sensiblement horizontale à travers la chambre de traitement pour permettre le traitement des objets placés sur les plateaux, est caractérisé en ce que : le premier système de transport horizontal est configuré pour amener les plateaux à un premier système de transport vertical configuré pour transporter les plateaux dans une direction sensiblement verticale, à travers la chambre de traitement pendant une première période prédéterminée, avant l'acheminement à au moins un autre système de transport configuré pour transporter les plateaux ou les objets posés dessus soit directement ou indirectement hors de la chambre ; soit alternativement, à travers la chambre pour un traitement supplémentaire.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)