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Title:
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SORTING RECYCLABLE ITEMS AND OTHER MATERIALS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/023545
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Systems and methods for sorting recyclable items and other materials are provided. In one embodiment, a system for sorting objects comprises: at least one imaging sensor; a controller comprising a processor and memory storage, wherein the controller receives image data captured by the imaging sensor; and at least one pusher device coupled to the controller, wherein the at least one pusher device is configured to receive an actuation signal from the controller. The processor is configured to detect objects travelling on a conveyor device and recognize at least one target item traveling on a conveyor device by processing the image data and to determine an expected time when the at least one target item will be located within a diversion path of the pusher device. The controller selectively generates the actuation signal based on whether a sensed object detected in the image data comprise the at least one target item.

Inventors:
HOROWITZ, Matanya B. (1500 Cherry St. Suite A, Louisville, Colorado, 80027, US)
BAILEY, James A. (1500 Cherry St. Suite A, Louisville, Colorado, 80027, US)
MCCOY, John C. Jr. (1500 Cherry St. Suite A, Louisville, Colorado, 80027, US)
Application Number:
US2018/044039
Publication Date:
March 07, 2019
Filing Date:
July 27, 2018
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Assignee:
AMP ROBOTICS CORPORATION (1500 Cherry St. Suite A, Louisville, Colorado, 80027, US)
International Classes:
B07C5/342; B07C5/36
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
KENDRICK, J. Patrick (Fogg & Powers LLC, 4600 West 77th Street Suite 305Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55435, US)
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