System for sorting fruit

United States of America as represented by Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, DC (2018) System for sorting fruit. US 9919345 B1.


As fruit (preferably apples) are harvested, the fruit is placed on a conveyor that conveys the fruit to a fruit singulating section. In the singulating section, the fruit is directed into slots in a lane formed by two cooperating helical drives. The helical drives rotate the fruit and convey the fruit into an imaging chamber where a camera acquires an image of the fruit. The fruit image is evaluated by a processor in communication with the camera. The fruit is then directed into a rotary sorter which sorts the fruit based on the image evaluation by the processor.

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Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2019 23:41
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2019 23:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: sorter, infield, apple
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090203 Automotive Mechatronics
09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090299 Automotive Engineering not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: US 9919345 B1

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