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Title:
A METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SORTING
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/139675
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A method and apparatus for sorting is described, and which includes an arrangement for controllably and operably coupling to a controller, and then selectively energizing each of a background element; laser scanner; first and second electromagnetic radiation detectors; line scan imaging assembly; and selectively energizable radiators, so as to improve the detection of individual products and/or other objects of interest forming a product stream by increasing the contrast of the respective products or specific characteristics thereof, and/or objects of interest in a multiplicity of electrical signals which are received, and then processed by the controller, as the product stream passes through an inspection station.

Inventors:
JUSTICE, Timothy L. (1029 Southview Drive, Walla Walla, WA, 99362, US)
CALCOEN, Johan (Bunswijkstraat 14, Leuven, Leuven, BE)
RICHERT, Gerald R. (67 Monjonnier Place, Walla Walla, WA, 99362, US)
DIRIX, Bert (Heidestraat 29, 3350 Linter, Linter, BE)
Application Number:
US2018/061512
Publication Date:
July 18, 2019
Filing Date:
November 16, 2018
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Assignee:
KEY TECHNOLOGY, INC. (150 Avery Street, Walla Walla, WA, 99362, US)
International Classes:
B07C5/00; B07C5/34; G01N21/00; G01N21/84
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
JECKLE, William A. (Randall / Danskin PS, Suite 1500601 West Riverside Avenu, Spokane WA, 99201, US)
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