Patents Assigned to KHS GmbH
  • Patent number: 10450094
    Abstract: A wrapping unit that wraps a container pack with a piece of film as it moves along a container-transport path includes a linear transporter having an electromagnetic linear drive. This linear transporter circulates movement elements in a common direction around a closed movement-path. Each of these movement elements has a gripping head arranged thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Lelie, Stefan Wagner
  • Patent number: 10427815
    Abstract: A method for producing a container package includes forming container streams in which the containers have had adhesive applied thereto, separating the containers into container groups, with a container from each stream being in the group, and pressing the containers together from the side by using a pair of clamps so that the adhesive binds the containers together to form the container package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Kamps, Thomas Nitsch, Stefan Van Heukelum
  • Patent number: 10427432
    Abstract: A measuring device includes a receiving device that detects measurement information indicative of a position and/or orientation of a position-modifiable component of a printing station having a print head whose position and/or orientation is adjustable by a motor and that transfers measurement information via a link. A receiving holder then introduces this receiving device into a structure that holds it at a defined position relative to the position-modifiable component. Suitable structures in which the receiving device can be introduced include a container-holding device and a receiving element for a container-holding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Reiniger, Sascha Koers, Katrin Preckel, Daniel Teufert, Werner Van De Wynckel
  • Patent number: 10421654
    Abstract: A filling-element assembly for both pressurized and open-jet filling of containers includes a filling element having a filling-element housing, a liquid valve, a return-gas channel, and a seal. The housing has a fixed first segment, a vertically movable second segment, and an extendable segment between them to surrounds the valve housing in a fluid-tight manner. A return-gas channel extends along the filling-element axis between the valve housing and the filling-element housing. In a raised position of the second segment, the seal contacts the valve housing along a circumferential contact area and seals the filling-element discharge opening thereby forming a fluid-tight closure for the return-gas channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Ludwig Clüsserath, Bernd Bruch, Dieter-Rudolf Krulitsch
  • Patent number: 10414544
    Abstract: A cluster pack with at least two containers, each of which each container carries a label. One or more glued joints interconnect the containers. At least one of the glued joints is applied in a cut-out section of a label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Mathias Fischer, Uwe Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 10399731
    Abstract: A cluster pack comprises at least two containers connected by a glued joint. One of the containers has a thickened wall region in the region of the glued joint. This region acts as a well reinforcement to reduce the risk of tearing a container during detachment from the cluster pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Haesendonckx, Christian Rommel
  • Patent number: 10384818
    Abstract: A closure unit includes a closure head that closes a container by applying a closure onto a container opening thereof, a grouper that brings closed containers close together to form a bundle of closed containers, and an adhesive applicator that applies adhesive to a circumferential side wall of a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Wilfried Ehmer
  • Patent number: 10384876
    Abstract: A container-guiding apparatus for guiding containers along an arcuate path includes a concave guide-region and a guide belt that forms a resting region for containers to laterally guide containers along the path. The guide belt, which is driven to endlessly circulate, applies feed forces to the containers to force them along the transport direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Sebastian Pieters
  • Patent number: 10365179
    Abstract: A method for testing tightness of container includes placing a bell-shaped test head over a mouth of the container, sealing the container against the test head, accommodating at least a portion of the container in a testing chamber within the test head, increasing a pressure difference between a pressure within the testing chamber and an internal pressure of the container, identifying evidence of matter exiting the container and entering the testing chamber. Typical evidence includes emergence of filling substance into the testing chamber and/or foaming of the filling substance in the testing chamber. Identifying such evidence includes using a camera to monitor either the region of the container or the test chamber for the evidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Berger, Benedikt Freiherr Von Fürstenberg
  • Patent number: 10365228
    Abstract: The present application relates to a tracking arrangement for the tracking of a material defect in a sheet material, such as a container material or a product-packaging material. The tracking arrangement may comprise a defect sensor, which is configured to detect a material defect in a sheet material moving thereby or therethrough. The tracking arrangement may also comprise a first structure sensor, which is configured to detect at least one inherent structural feature of the sheet material itself in the region of the material defect, as well as a control arrangement, which is configured to receive data from said first structure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen-Peter Herrmann, Marius Michael Herrmann, Wolfgang Schorn
  • Patent number: 10358238
    Abstract: A method for container packaging includes producing a container package that has at least two rows of containers, each row having more than one container. The method forming sub-groups by dispersing a container flow, applying adhesive to the containers, and re-compacting the container flow to adhesively connect the containers together to make the sub-group. This is followed by joining two sub-groups together to make the container group. Within a treatment segment, the containers pass between belt arrangements that move at different speeds for dispersing and re-compacting container flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Jörg Koppers
  • Patent number: 10358332
    Abstract: A filling device for filling containers with liquid product includes a valve that is arranged in a product channel thereof. The valve comprises a valve element that is arranged in the product channel and a valve seat that surrounds the valve element to form the valve. The valve element and valve seat can be adjusted relative to each other. Length-adjustable connectors connect the valve seat to the product channel on both sides of the valve seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Ludwig Clüsserath, Dieter-Rudolf Krulitsch
  • Patent number: 10343822
    Abstract: Crown caps comprising jag-like or tooth-like shaped ends, wherein one or a plurality of cavities is formed between an outer container surface and the shaped ends, and wherein in the region of the shaped ends a deformable sealing material is provided which closes the cavities at least to the extent of the edge of the crown cap that points to the base of the container, with the sealing material forming a ring-like or hoop-like element separate from the crown cap and which interacts with the crown cap in such a way that when the shaped ends are deformed for the container closure they press or sink into the sealing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz Hillmann, Andreas Krieg
  • Patent number: 10336109
    Abstract: A measurement system includes a measurement device to detect measurement information relating to a position-modifiable component of a printing station during movement thereof. A calculation unit receives the measurement information from the measurement device. The calculation unit determines actual-position data of the position-modifiable component from the measurement data received and compares it with predetermined reference-position data to determine calibration information based on the actual-position data and the reference-position data. An interface permits then permits transfer of this calibration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Reiniger, Sascha Koers, Katrin Preckel, Daniel Teufert, Werner Van De Wynckel
  • Patent number: 10321703
    Abstract: A thermal treatment apparatus includes a pair of heat exchangers and an intake that receives a main flow of filling material and a branch that diverts filling material to form a branch flow. The branch flow takes a part of the heat energy used in a primary process for use in a secondary process. It then rejoins the main flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Roschy, Tobias Cherdron, Christopher Neuhaus
  • Publication number: 20190177144
    Abstract: A telescopic cap-supply that supplies caps for closing containers includes a cap passage having a length-adjustable section. Adjustment of a length of the length-adjustable section causes the length-adjustable section to transition between an extended state and a collapsed state. First, second, and third segments form the cap passage. Each of these segments is secured to an adjoining segment in such a manner that two adjoining segments are movable relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias NAABER, Bernd BRUCH
  • Patent number: 10315352
    Abstract: The invention relates to devices and to methods for transporting preforms in the region of a blow-molding machine, in particular a sorting device (10) for transporting preforms (20) composed of a thermoplastic material in the region of a blow-molding machine for the blow-molding of containers, comprising a transportation wheel (12), which has a plurality of accommodating recesses (18) for accommodating and conveying the preforms (20), which accommodating recesses are arranged on the circumference of the transportation wheel in such a way that the accommodating recesses are distributed in the circumferential direction, a guide collar (16), which extends circumferentially around the transportation wheel (12) in some regions in such a way that the guide collar is radially spaced apart from the transportation wheel, wherein the preforms (20) are transported in suspension between the transportation wheel (12) and the guide collar (16) in the region of the sorting device (10), and a selection unit for selectively r
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: KHS Corpoplast GmbH, KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Baumgarte, Michael Linke, Frank Lewin, Dirk Schenk
  • Publication number: 20190160821
    Abstract: A cleaning head includes an end face that faces an inkjet print head to be cleaned. A supply opening and a discharge opening are spaced apart on the end face. A supply channel carries cleaning fluid to the supply opening. The discharge opening receives cleaning fluid that is to be conveyed away after having been emitted through the supply opening. The cleaning head emits a cleaning fluid jet through the supply opening with the cleaning fluid jet being emitted in a direction having a component that is directed towards the discharge opening so that the cleaning fluid can be conveyed away by suction through the discharge opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Engin GENCAN, Markus REINIGER, Werner van de WYNCKEL
  • Patent number: 10294041
    Abstract: A container clamping and holding arrangement for moving containers, such as bottles, cans, and similar containers, for holding products, such as beverages. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. § 1.72(b). As stated in C.F.R. § 1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Nils Mallitzki
  • Patent number: 10293967
    Abstract: An apparatus for labeling a container includes a label-strip feed that provides a label strip having individual labels to be separated by cutting. A first portion of the strip abuts a first transfer-device that causes slippage between the first portion and itself. A cutting device cuts a length of the strip to create a cut label. A portion of the length abuts a second transfer-portion prior to cutting. A holding force generated by this second transfer-device causes slippage between the portion of the length and the second transfer-device. After the cutting device creates the cut label, it transports the cut label. Either one of the two transfer-devices is a linearly-conveying transfer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Krämer, Lutz Deckert