Patent Number: 6,168,218

Title: Method to provide anti-jam probe

Abstract: A method of providing an implement for removing debris from a transport track of an article processing machine. The method includes providing a strip of non-conductive material, such as polycarbonate resin sheet material. The strip has a generally rectangular configuration and includes a plurality of corners. The strip is adapted to define a hook-shaped structure at each one of the corners, and the hook-shaped structure includes a hook-point that coincides with the corner of the strip at which the hook-shaped structure is located. The strip is modified to define a concavity proximate each of the corners, the hook-point being defined by an exterior edge of the strip and an interior edge of the strip defining the concavity. The hook-point as provided on the strip is suitable for engaging the debris and urging it along the transport track.

Inventors: Raupp; Thomas L. (Riverview, MI), Spall; J. Michael (Plymouth, MI), Gearns; Kimberly A. (Northville, MI)

Assignee: Unisys Corporation

International Classification: B25B 33/00 (20060101); B65H 5/00 (20060101); B65G 45/00 (20060101); B25B 033/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018