Patents Assigned to G.D Societa' Per Azioni
  • Patent number: 10947031
    Abstract: A rigid package for tobacco articles with a hinged lid and having: at least one group of tobacco articles; at least one wrap, which encloses the group of tobacco articles and has a tobacco article extraction opening closed by a re-stick sealing flap; an outer container, which houses the wrap; a lid having a rear wall, which is hinged to the rear wall of the outer container so as to allow the lid to rotate relative to the outer container; an inner container, which houses the wrap and is arranged inside the outer container in a sliding manner; and a lifting mechanism, which moves the inner container relative to the outer container, using the rotation movement of the lid, between a lowered position, in which the inner container is completely inserted into the outer container, and an extracted position, in which the inner container is partially extracted from the outer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Roberto Polloni, Alver Tacchi, Luca Federici, Luca Paradiso
  • Patent number: 10946987
    Abstract: A machine to manufacture cartridges for electronic cigarettes comprising a casing made of plastic material inside which a quantity of powdered tobacco is contained; the machine is provided with a drum which receives an orderly mass of empty casings, and feeds them to a filling station in which a quantity of powdered tobacco is inserted into each empty casing and a filling unit which is arranged in correspondence to the filling station for feeding a quantity of powdered tobacco inside each empty casing from above; the filling unit is provided with a first hopper for the collection of powdered tobacco and a plurality of discs among which a first disc defining a bottom wall of the first hopper; wherein, between the first disc and a second disc a plurality of compartments is defined, each designed to contain the quantity of powdered tobacco to be inserted into a respective casing from above; and wherein the first disc and the second disc are mobile relative to one another, so as to vary the volume of the compartm
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Roberto Claudio Franco Ghiotti, Stefano Negrini
  • Patent number: 10889394
    Abstract: A machine to manufacture cartridges for electronic cigarettes comprising a casing made of plastic material; the manufacturing machine comprises a drum rotating at a predetermined pitch around its own vertical rotation axis, which receives an orderly mass of empty casings from a feeding conveyor, in correspondence to a collecting station, and feeds them through a succession of processing stations; in which, the first drum is provided with a plurality of peripheral seats, each designed to receive a respective casing and which are divided into groups comprising the same number of seats arranged substantially in line so as to form, in plan view, a polygon on the surface of the first drum; in which the casings of the seats of a same group are simultaneously subjected to the processes in correspondence to the succession of processing stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Roberto Claudio Franco Ghiotti, Stefano Negrini
  • Patent number: 10856574
    Abstract: Machine and method for producing a substantially cylindrical article, which comprises a tubular body, a container element, arranged in the area of one end of the tubular element, a heat generating element, partially housed inside the container element, and loose material for generating flavour; in use, the loose material is inserted into the container element, vertically oriented, and the heat generating element is partially inserted into the container element by being moved downwards, so as to obtain a combined element; subsequently, the combined element is at least partially inserted into the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Roberto Claudio Franco Ghiotti, Luca Federici
  • Patent number: 10850874
    Abstract: Machine and method for producing electronic-cigarette cartridges; being provided: a fill conveyor which feeds bottom shells of the cartridges along a fill path; a filling device located along the fill path to feed a measure of a liquid substance downwards into each bottom shell; an assembly conveyor which feeds bottom shells along an assembly path; a transfer station where the bottom shells are transferred from the fill conveyor to the assembly conveyor; and at least a first assembly device located along the assembly path to fit each bottom shell with a corresponding top cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventor: Fulvio Boldrini
  • Publication number: 20200115146
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packet of smoking articles having: a container; a wrapping wrapping the smoking articles disposed into the container and provided with an accessing zone for the smoking articles; a first coupon, disposed between a front wall of the container and a front wall of the wrapping and comprising a first end disposed at the access zone and a second end, opposed respect to the first end; and a second coupon, interposed between the first coupon and the front wall of the wrapping and comprising a first end at the access zone and a second end, opposed respect to the first end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Marcello Tenaglia, Francesca Galletti, Alver Tacchi, Roberto Polloni, Luca Federici
  • Publication number: 20200079579
    Abstract: A rigid package for tobacco articles with a hinged lid having: a group of tobacco articles; an inner container which houses the group of tobacco articles; an outer container which houses the inner container in a movable manner, so as to allow the inner container to move relative to the outer container; a hinged lid; and a moving mechanism, which moves the inner container relative to the outer container using the rotation movement of the lid and has a rigid connection tab, which connects a wall of the inner container to a wall of the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: G.D Società Per Azioni
    Inventors: Giuseppe Marchitto, Luca Federici
  • Patent number: 10575554
    Abstract: A method of producing filter tips for cigarettes, each of which comprises two portions of filter material arranged on opposite ends of a portion of granular material; the first portion of filter material is wrapped in a sheet so as to obtain an intermediate element having a substantially tubular shape and an open end; the granular material and the second portion of filter material are then inserted through the open end, while the intermediate element is kept vertical with the open end facing upwards; in this way it is possible to obtain high quality filter tips at high speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Marco Esposti, Nicola Baldanza, Massimo Sartoni
  • Patent number: 10556739
    Abstract: A rigid pack for tobacco articles having: at least one wrap of parallelepiped shape, which encloses a group of tobacco articles; a rigid container whose inner volume is divided into a top chamber, which houses the wrap and a bottom chamber which is available; a rigid lid hinged to the container; a rigid collar, which is folded in a “U”-shape, and is arranged inside the container; a drawer, which is arranged in the area of the bottom chamber, is cup-shaped and has a sliding opening by means of linear movement between a closed position in which the drawer is completely arranged inside the container and an open position in which the drawer is partially pulled out of the container and projects outwards from the container; and a limit stop device, which fulfils the function of stopping the outward movement of the drawer from the container in a maximum open position, namely of preventing the drawer from being completely pulled out of the container by setting a maximum limit for the pull-out movement of the drawer f
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Angelo LiVigni, Alver Tacchi, Luca Federici
  • Patent number: 10549880
    Abstract: Rigid box for smoking articles having a parallelepiped shape and provided with: a first panel which defines a top wall; a second panel which is folded 90° with respect to the first panel and defines a first lateral wall; a third panel which is folded 90° with respect to the second panel and defines a bottom wall; a fourth panel which is folded 90° with respect to the third panel and defines a second lateral wall opposite the first lateral wall; a fifth panel which is folded 90° with respect to the fourth panel and rests on an inner surface of the first panel; a sixth panel which is folded 90° with respect to the fifth panel and divides the inner volume of the rigid box; and a seventh panel which is folded 90° with respect to the sixth panel and rests on an inner surface of the third panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Alver Tacchi, Stefano Negrini
  • Publication number: 20200002081
    Abstract: A rigid packet of smoking articles and method for manufacturing the same, wherein the packet comprises: a group of articles; a first rigid container containing the group of articles and comprising an extraction opening for extracting the articles; a resealable label which is fixed to the first container and movable between an open position, in which access to the articles is allowed, and a closed position, in which it closes the extraction opening preventing the access to the articles; a second rigid container which comprises a containing portion, containing the first container and comprising an opening from which the first container protrudes, and a lid which is hinged to the containing portion and is movable to open and close the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Massimo Fortini, Fabrizio Fazzioli, Gaetano Balboni, Luca Federici
  • Patent number: 10427864
    Abstract: Rigid pack for tobacco articles comprising: a container, which has a parallelepiped shape and has an open upper end; a lid which is hinged to the container and has a parallelepiped shape; an inner wrap which encloses a group of tobacco articles, and is housed on the inside of the container; and a collar, which embraces the inner wrap, is internally glued to the container, protrudes from the open upper end of the container, and has a front wall which is superimposed and glued to a front wall of the container, and two lateral walls which are superimposed and glued to the lateral walls of the container; the collar has an upper wall, a rear wall, and a pull-out opening for the tobacco articles that is defined by a through-incision and involves a portion of the front wall and a portion of the upper wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Roberto Polloni, Giuseppe Marchitto, Michele Ferrari, Alessandro Venturoli, Luca Federici
  • Publication number: 20190248528
    Abstract: A food products packaging automatic plant, comprising: at least a first food products conveying line, comprising in turn a plurality of first connection areas. The plant further comprises a plurality of operative units, each comprising: a movable base, that is able to move at the first connecting areas of the first food products conveying line; processing means, placed on the movable base and connectable to the first conveying line at the first connection areas; the processing means being provided for processing the food products conveyed on the first conveying line; a plurality of sensors; wireless communication means. The plant further comprises: a maintenance station of the operative units; a preparation station of the operative units; and a control and managing central unit, comprising: wireless communication means, for sending and receiving information to and from the operative units; and an internal memory, wherein predetermined information is stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Antonio Gigante, Luca Cerati, Andrea Biondi
  • Patent number: 10363707
    Abstract: A system for in-line controlling of the ultrasonic welding of plastic components of an electronic cigarette, in which plastic components are welded to one another at a welding zone to define a welded group; the plastic components are such that the welded group has an air passage duct having a first open end and a second open end. The system includes: a chamber for receiving the welded group; a closure for closing the first open end; air supply for supplying air into the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: G.D SOCIETA′ PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Massimo Romagnoli, Carlo Moretti, Massimo Sartoni, Luca Federici
  • Publication number: 20190161221
    Abstract: A packer machine and wrapping method to produce a pack of smoking articles; the packer machine has: a first wrapping drum, which supports a first wrapping pocket, which is adapted to receive a first blank and subsequently a group of smoking articles; a first feeding station, in which the first blank is inserted into the first wrapping pocket; a first transfer station, which is arranged downstream of the first feeding station and in which the group of smoking articles is inserted into the first wrapping pocket; a second wrapping drum, which supports at least one second wrapping pocket, which is adapted to receive a second blank and subsequently an inner container, which is formed by folding the first blank; a second feeding station, in which the second blank is inserted into the second wrapping pocket; a second transfer station, which is arranged downstream of the second feeding station and in which the inner container is inserted into the second wrapping pocket; and a third wrapping drum, which supports at le
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Massimo Fortini, Fabrizio Fazzioli, Gaetano Balboni, Antonio Tarantino, Stefano Villa, Luca Federici
  • Patent number: 10299512
    Abstract: Disposable electronic-cigarette cartridge; the electronic-cigarette cartridge having: a hygroscopic plug; a liquid substance which impregnates the hygroscopic plug and is vaporized in use; and a surface covering, which is located on the outside of the hygroscopic plug, completely covers the hygroscopic plug itself, is impermeable to liquids, and is permeable to gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: G.D. SOCIETA'PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Gilberto Spirito, Stefano Negrini
  • Patent number: 10279938
    Abstract: Unit and method for applying a wall to a hollow body in a manufacturing process for producing a beverage capsule; are provided: a sealing conveyor which advances along a sealing path; a sealing head conveyed by the sealing conveyor and which supports a gripping device for gripping the wall and a retaining device suited to retain the hollow body; a first feed station for feeding the wall to the sealing head, so that the wall is gripped by the gripping device; and a second feed station arranged downstream from the first feed station along the sealing path, for feeding the hollow body to the sealing head, so the hollow body is coupled to the wall gripped by the gripping device, and is retained by the retaining device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: G.D. SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Luca Cavazza, Sauro Uccellari, Umberto Zanetti, Andrea Biondi
  • Patent number: 10214343
    Abstract: A pack provided with: a group of tobacco articles; and a sealed wrap, which encloses the group of tobacco articles, has a pull-out opening for the tobacco articles, has an inner pressure that is different from the atmospheric pressure, and consists of a heat-sealable sheet of wrapping material, which is folded around the group of tobacco articles and is stabilized by means of heat-sealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: G.D. SOCIETA'PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Angelo Li Vigni, Luca Federici
  • Patent number: 10194686
    Abstract: Unit for the attachment of mouthpieces to cigars having: a first belt conveyor provided with first pockets, which are designed to contain respective cigars, so as to feed the cigars along a straight attachment path; a second belt conveyor arranged parallel and next to the first belt conveyor and provided with second pockets, which are designed to contain respective mouthpieces, so as to feed the mouthpieces along the attachment path; and a coupling device provided with at least one pushing member, which is arranged along the attachment path in the area of an attachment station and is movable along an attachment direction that is perpendicular to the attachment path, so as to push a mouthpiece carried by a second pocket towards a corresponding cigar carried by a first pocket and then attach the mouthpiece to the cigar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Roberto Claudio Franco Ghiotti, Luca Federici
  • Patent number: 10154692
    Abstract: A manufacturing machine and a method for producing a cartridge for an electronic cigarette having a base, a supporting base at least partly inserted inside the base, of a heating member fitted to the supporting base, having a hygroscopic pad surrounding the heating member are disclosed: a conveyor, which comprises a gripper designed to house the supporting base fitted with the heating member; a feed device for positioning the hygroscopic pad, initially flat and rectangular in shape, facing the gripper; and an insertion device for inserting the supporting base fitted with the heating member inside the gripper so as to intercept the hygroscopic pad which, as it is inserted inside the gripper, folds into a ‘U’ around the heating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventor: Fulvio Boldrini