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1. (WO2017146774) CONVEYOR BELT ASSEMBLY INCLUDING AN IMAGING SYSTEM, AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME
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Pub. No.: WO/2017/146774 International Application No.: PCT/US2016/051617
Publication Date: 31.08.2017 International Filing Date: 14.09.2016
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 01.02.2017
IPC:
B07C 5/342 (2006.01) ,G01B 11/04 (2006.01) ,G06T 7/00 ,B07C 1/02 (2006.01) ,B07C 5/02 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
07
SEPARATING SOLIDS FROM SOLIDS; SORTING
C
POSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING
5
Sorting according to a characteristic or feature of the articles or material being sorted, e.g. by control effected by devices which detect or measure such characteristic or feature; Sorting by manually actuated devices, e.g. switches
34
Sorting according to other particular properties
342
according to optical properties, e.g. colour
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
B
MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
11
Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means
02
for measuring length, width, or thickness
04
specially adapted for measuring length or width of objects while moving
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
T
IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
7
Image analysis, e.g. from bit-mapped to non bit-mapped
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
07
SEPARATING SOLIDS FROM SOLIDS; SORTING
C
POSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING
1
Measures preceding sorting of mail or documents according to destination
02
Forming articles into a stream; Arranging articles in a stream, e.g. spacing, orientating
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
07
SEPARATING SOLIDS FROM SOLIDS; SORTING
C
POSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING
5
Sorting according to a characteristic or feature of the articles or material being sorted, e.g. by control effected by devices which detect or measure such characteristic or feature; Sorting by manually actuated devices, e.g. switches
02
Measures preceding sorting, e.g. arranging articles in a stream, orientating
Applicants:
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC. [US/US]; 55 Glenlake Parkway, N.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30328, US
Inventors:
JANICKI, Piotr; BE
Agent:
SEARCY, Leonard, III; US
Priority Data:
15/052,31924.02.2016US
Title (EN) CONVEYOR BELT ASSEMBLY INCLUDING AN IMAGING SYSTEM, AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME
(FR) ENSEMBLE BANDE TRANSPORTEUSE COMPRENANT UN SYSTÈME D'IMAGERIE, ET SES PROCÉDÉS D'UTILISATION
Abstract:
(EN) A conveyor belt assembly comprises: - a conveyor belt (10) having a visible surface with a plurality of first stripes (12) and a plurality of second stripes (14), wherein the second visible appearance of the second stripes (14) provides a contrasting appearance relative to the first visible appearance of the first stripes (12), and wherein each of the plurality of second stripes (14) are located intermediate two of the plurality of first stripes (12) such that the plurality of first and second stripes collectively define an alternating contrasting pattern on the visible surface of the conveyor belt (10); - an imaging system (30) comprising a plurality of cameras (32) positioned in a plurality of locations relative to said visible surface of said conveyor belt (10), said imaging system (30) being configured to provide continuous visibility of each of a plurality of packages (20) received on said visible surface during movement thereof.
(FR) L'invention concerne un ensemble bande transporteuse comprenant : - une bande transporteuse (10) ayant une surface visible avec une pluralité de premières bandes (12) et une pluralité de secondes bandes (14), le second aspect visible des secondes bandes (14) fournissant un aspect de contraste par rapport au premier aspect visible des premières bandes (12), et chacune parmi la pluralité de secondes bandes (14) étant disposée entre deux de la pluralité de premières bandes (12) de telle sorte que la pluralité de premières et secondes bandes définissent collectivement un motif de contraste alterné sur la surface visible de la bande transporteuse (10); - un système d'imagerie (30) comprenant une pluralité de caméras (32) positionnées dans une pluralité d'emplacements par rapport à ladite surface visible de ladite bande transporteuse (10), ledit système d'imagerie (30) étant configuré pour fournir une visibilité continue de chacun d'une pluralité de boîtiers (20) reçus sur ladite surface visible pendant son mouvement.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)