Patent Number: 8,720,671

Title: Conveyor system with pivotal flight members

Abstract: A conveyor system for transporting material from an origin to a destination includes a conveyor surface that moves a plurality of pivotal flight members along a continuous, predetermined path. The pivotal flight members allow the conveyor surface to freely travel along rollers positioned both within and outside of the conveyor loop for various applications. For example, various obstructions along the predetermined path pivot the flight members in either of two directions to trap, transport and release the material at desired locations. The flight members may be scraped and compressed to remove residual fluids if the conveyor system is used to collect liquids, such as released oil or other contaminants.

Inventors: Slone; Brian (Hammond, LA)


International Classification: B65G 15/44 (20060101); B65G 19/26 (20060101); E02B 15/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018