Patent Number: 6,308,822

Title: Conveying apparatuses, indication assemblies, methods of indicating operation of a conveying apparatus, and methods of operating a conveying apparatus

Abstract: Conveying apparatuses, indication assemblies, methods of indicating operation of a conveying apparatus, and methods of operating a conveying apparatus are provided. According to one aspect, a conveying apparatus includes a frame; a bed configured to convey material in a direction; a drive device configured to impart movement to the bed; and an indication assembly configured to indicate operation of the conveying apparatus in an operational state. Another aspect provides a method of indicating operation of a conveying apparatus comprising: providing a conveying apparatus including a bed; supporting the bed using a frame; imparting movement to the bed to induce movement of material within the bed; and indicating operation of the conveying apparatus in an operational state.

Inventors: Moran; Thomas P. (Walla Walla, WA), Bauman; Anne-Marie (College Place, WA), Bauman; Mark Allison (College Place, WA)

Assignee: Key Technology, Inc.

International Classification: B65G 27/10 (20060101); B65G 27/32 (20060101); B65G 027/32 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018