System and method for monolayer alignment snack chip transfer

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6638553
APP PUB NO 20030068418A1
SERIAL NO

09973144

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The system and method for monolayer alignment snack chip transfer process a snack chip from a first to a second conveyor. By using a roll at the discharge of the toast oven conveyor that has a diameter that is substantially closer in size to the pickup roll of the second conveyor, mechanical devices for lifting the chips off of the toast oven conveyor can be avoided. Further, chip preforms' alignment in passing between the two conveyors is maintained.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC.PLANO, TX374

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bell, Brian Keith Lewisville, TX 2 34
Chandler, Steven Theodore Plano, TX 4 67
Farabaugh, Eric P Plano, TX 2 34
Gold, Joseph H Dallas, TX 8 73
Klockenga, Terry Dale Plano, TX 3 47
McConn, John Curtis Bakersfield, CA 1 18
Orr, Daniel Eugene Dallas, TX 10 91
Ouellette, Edward Leon Corinth, TX 11 103
Robinson, Scott L Chicago, IL 4 187
Roel, Heinz Prosper, TX 1 18
Ruegg, Richard James Coppell, TX 13 83

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