US 11,878,878 B2
Connector assembly, system and method for converting a batch wise supply of insects to a continuous supply of insects
Lucius Petrus Cornelis De Wolf, Helmond (NL); Stijn Harms, Den Bosch (NL); Kees Wilhelmus Petrus Aarts, Vught (NL); and Eric Holland Schmitt, Antwerp (BE)
Assigned to Protix B.V., Dongen (NL)
Appl. No. 17/615,606
Filed by Protix B.V., Dongen (NL)
PCT Filed Jun. 3, 2020, PCT No. PCT/NL2020/050356
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Dec. 1, 2021,
PCT Pub. No. WO2020/246879, PCT Pub. Date Dec. 10, 2020.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/858,338, filed on Jun. 7, 2019.
Claims priority of application No. 2023406 (NL), filed on Jun. 28, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2022/0306404 A1, Sep. 29, 2022
Int. Cl. B65G 51/01 (2006.01); B65G 47/19 (2006.01)
CPC B65G 51/01 (2013.01) [B65G 47/19 (2013.01); B65G 2201/047 (2013.01); B65G 2203/0258 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. Connector assembly for converting a batch wise supply of live insects to
a continuous supply of live insects, comprising
a container unit having an internal volume, a water inlet unit, and a suspension outlet unit,
a receiving unit having a top opening arranged for receiving batch wise quantities of live insects and a bottom opening, and
a conveyor unit having a receiving part arranged near the bottom opening of the receiving unit, and an outlet end extending into the container unit, wherein the conveyor unit further comprises a weighing device arranged underneath the receiving unit, and wherein the receiving unit is arranged on the weighting device for measuring the quantity of insects in the receiving unit.