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Pub. No.: WO/2013/162931 International Application No.: PCT/US2013/036545
Publication Date: 31.10.2013 International Filing Date: 15.04.2013
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 15.10.2013
B07C 5/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: JONES, Peter, T.[US/US]; US (US)
HALL, Brandon, T.[US/US]; US (US)
HUFFORD, David, W.[US/US]; US (US)
JUSTICE, Timothy, L.[US/US]; US (US)
MCGOWEN, Tracy, L.[US/US]; US (US)
RICHERT, Gerald, R.[US/US]; US (US)
PELLET, Jean-francois[CH/US]; US (US)
KEY TECHNOLOGY, INC.[US/US]; 150 Avery St. Walla Walla, WA 99362, US (AllExceptUS)
Inventors: JONES, Peter, T.; US
HALL, Brandon, T.; US
HUFFORD, David, W.; US
JUSTICE, Timothy, L.; US
MCGOWEN, Tracy, L.; US
RICHERT, Gerald, R.; US
PELLET, Jean-francois; US
KEMPH, Quentin, F.; US
Agent: GRIGEL, George, G.; Paine Hamblen, LLP 717 W. Sprague Ave., Suite 1200 Spokane, WA 99201, US
Priority Data:
Abstract: front page image
(EN) A sorting apparatus is described, and which includes a conveyor which transports a produce stream for inspection. The conveyor has various regions formed in part of ridges, troughs and apertures which reduce the weight of the produce stream, as well as reduces the vertical and horizontal components of motion of the produce stream, as the produce stream progresses from one end to the other. A product separation surface is mounted hear the distal end of the conveyor, and the produce stream passes over the product separation surface, and is slowed to a speed such that the produce stream falls substantially immediately vertically downwardly..
(FR) L'invention concerne un appareil de tri qui comprend un transporteur qui transporte un flux de produits pour une inspection. Le transporteur présente diverses régions formées en partie d'arêtes, de goulottes et d'ouvertures qui réduisent le poids du flux de produits, ainsi que les composantes de mouvement vertical et horizontal du flux de produits, lorsque le flux de produits progresse d'une extrémité à l'autre. Une surface de séparation de produits est montée près de l'extrémité distale du transporteur, le flux de produits passe sur la surface de séparation de produits et est ralenti à une certaine vitesse de telle sorte que le flux de produits tombe sensiblement immédiatement verticalement vers le bas.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)