US 11,053,080 B2
Eyelink belt drive systems and methods
George H. Messick, Jr., Cambridge, MD (US)
Assigned to Cambridge International, Inc., Cambridge, MD (US)
Filed by Cambridge International, Inc., Cambridge, MD (US)
Filed on Dec. 10, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/709,363.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/779,226, filed on Dec. 13, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2020/0189850 A1, Jun. 18, 2020
Int. Cl. B65G 17/08 (2006.01); B65G 15/48 (2006.01); B65G 17/06 (2006.01)
CPC B65G 17/083 (2013.01) [B65G 15/48 (2013.01); B65G 17/06 (2013.01); B65G 17/08 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An eyelink conveyor belt comprising:
a plurality of eyelets extending approximately parallel to one another and each including openings formed through each end of each respective eyelet;
a plurality of reinforcing drive bars extending adjacent to the plurality of eyelets, the plurality of reinforcing drive bars each having a generally elongated shape extending axially along a longitudinal axis and having through holes formed transversely to the longitudinal axis at each axial end thereof, each reinforcing bar including a driving notch extending inward from an outer perimeter of the reinforcing bar toward the longitudinal axis; and
a plurality of cross rods, the plurality of cross rods extending through the openings and through the through holes to couple the plurality of eyelets and the plurality of reinforcing drive bars together;
wherein the through holes formed through each of the reinforcing drive bars include a first through hole formed at a first axial end of the reinforcing bar and a second through hole formed at a second axial end of the reinforcing bar, and the driving notch is offset toward the first through hole.