Patents Assigned to Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
  • Patent number: 11167871
    Abstract: Several blister packs are picked simultaneously from pick positions, where they are arranged next to each other in a first row, moved, and placed simultaneously in several place positions. In the place positions, the blister packs are also arranged next to each other in a second row, which is parallel to the first row of the blister packs in the pick positions. The blister packs are placed in the place positions with a rotation of 180° around their centers in comparison to their orientation in the pick positions. The second row of blister packs in the place positions is laterally offset in the direction of the second row relative to the first row of blister packs in the pick positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bernd Haehnel, Sebastian Binder
  • Patent number: 10926964
    Abstract: In the device and the method for transferring blister packs, two blister packs are first transferred from a stamping station to an intermediate place element and then from the intermediate place element to a single-file conveying means. The two blister packs are placed on the intermediate place element next to each other in a row on either side of a longitudinal center plane of the device. During the transfer from the intermediate storage element to the conveying means, both blister packs are picked from above from their intermediate place positions and also placed from above in the common final place position. When in the final place position, each blister pack has the same side facing up as in the corresponding intermediate place position but now with a rotation of 180° around its center. In addition, the blister packs acquire a lateral offset from the longitudinal center plane during the transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bernd Haehnel, Andreas Armbruster, Norbert Damaschke, Tim Braeunig
  • Patent number: 10828234
    Abstract: The method for producing blister packs for medicinal products comprises the steps of forming blister pockets in a bottom film, wherein each blister pocket has an at least two-level shape with a first recess and a second, lower recess, filling the second recesses of the blister pockets with the medicinal products, placing a strip of active material in the first recess of each blister pocket above the medicinal product, wherein the strip of active material rests on at least one support surface of the first recess next to the second recess, sealing a lidding film to webs of the bottom film arranged around the blister pockets and simultaneously to the strips of active material, thus forming a sealed blister web, and stamping out individual blister packs from the blister web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Kurt Laemmle, Christian Link, Peter Rafensteiner, Martin Seiffert, Michael Schultes
  • Patent number: 10829255
    Abstract: In the method for transferring at least one item to be packaged into a container and for transporting the filled container onward, the container is arranged in a transfer area, which is arranged next to a linear motor transport device. The at least one item to be packaged is conveyed in a conveying direction to a transfer position by the linear motor transport device. After that, the at least one item to be packaged is moved from the transfer position to the transfer area, where the container is filled with the at least one item to be packaged. Then, the filled container is moved from the transfer area to the transport device and is transported onward by the transport device in the conveying direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Aumann, Daniel Zieher, Wolfgang Rodi, Fritz Fochler, Mathias Wegerer, Joerg Riekenbrauck, Juergen Haaga
  • Patent number: 10822125
    Abstract: In the method for automatically controlling the feed of a film web in a packaging machine, the feed length is controlled on the basis of specific measurements in such a way that, during following forming cycles, the acquired second distance corresponds to the first distance or deviates from the first distance by a defined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joerg Knueppel, Thomas Haller, Sergei Schaedlich
  • Patent number: 10710818
    Abstract: In the method for transferring blister packs from a first and a second pick position to a common place position, the blister packs in the first and second pick positions are arranged next to each other in a row and are each outwardly offset from the longitudinal center plane of the transfer unit. Then the two blister packs are picked successively by two suction arms and placed from above in the place position, which is in the area of the longitudinal center plane. After the placing step, the blister packs in the place positions have a rotation of 180° around their centers in comparison to their orientation in the pick positions; and in addition the blister packs acquire a lateral offset during the transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: UHLMANN PAC-SYSTEME GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Bernd Haehnel, Sebastian Binder
  • Patent number: 10640305
    Abstract: Several blister packs are first transferred from a stamping station to an intermediate place element, where the blister packs are placed next to each other in a row in several intermediate place positions. Then the several blister packs in the several intermediate place positions are picked simultaneously from above, moved, and placed from above in several final place positions on a conveyor means. The blister packs in the final place positions are arranged next to each other in a row parallel to the row of blister packs in the intermediate place positions. After the blister packs have been placed in the final place positions, they have the same side facing up as in the intermediate place positions but now with a rotation of 180° around their centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: UHLMANN PAC-SYSTEME GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Bernd Haehnel, Sebastian Binder
  • Publication number: 20190241288
    Abstract: In the method for automatically controlling the feed of a film web in a packaging machine, the feed length is controlled on the basis of specific measurements in such a way that, during following forming cycles, the acquired second distance corresponds to the first distance or deviates from the first distance by a defined amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joerg KNUEPPEL, Thomas HALLER, Sergei SCHAEDLICH
  • Patent number: 10343804
    Abstract: One method for filling packaging holders with products comprises the steps of providing a pushing-in unit, which comprises a pushing-in device for pushing products into the packaging holders and a mechanical testing system for testing an arrangement and orientation of the products, prepositioning the products in openings of the packaging holders, actuating the mechanical testing system for testing an arrangement and orientation of the products in the openings of the packaging holders, actuating the pushing-in device and pushing the products into the packaging holders if it has been determined during the testing step that the products are correctly arranged and oriented, and interrupting the filling operation if it has been determined during the testing step that at least one of the products is incorrectly arranged or oriented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: UHLMANN PAC-SYSTEME GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Albert Schlumberger
  • Patent number: 10207880
    Abstract: The device for emptying and then disposing of trays filled with brochures comprises a feed device for transporting the filled trays in a transport direction and a turning device for rotating the trays. The turning device may comprise a slide, which is rotatable and thus movable back and forth along a U-shaped path between a receiving position to receive the trays, an emptying position in which the brochures are pushed out of the trays, and a disposal position, in which the empty trays are disposed of. The device may also comprise at least one pusher element to push the brochures out of the trays when the slide is in the emptying position, and conveying means for conveying the brochures which have been pushed out of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: UHLMANN PAC-SYSTEME GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Krueger, Claus Alger, Volker Rafensteiner, Andreas Russ
  • Patent number: 10046876
    Abstract: In the method for transferring at least one item to be packaged into a container and for transporting the filled container onward the at least one item to be packaged is conveyed in a conveying direction to a transfer position by a linear motor transport device. The at least one item to be packaged is then moved from the transfer position to an intermediate storage area, which is arranged next to the transport device. A container is conveyed in the conveying direction to the transfer position by the linear motor transport device, and the at least one item to be packaged is moved back from the intermediate storage area to the transport device, thus filling the container. Afterwards, the filled container is moved onward in the conveying direction by the linear motor transport device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Aumann, Daniel Zieher, Wolfgang Rodi, Fritz Fochler, Mathias Wegerer, Joerg Riekenbrauck, Juergen Haaga
  • Publication number: 20180148206
    Abstract: A device for transferring folding boxes has a suction member arrangement, which has suction members and is supported rotatably around a stationary first rotational axis. The suction members transport a folding box through the device along a first path. The suction members are supported rotatably around a nonstationary second rotational axis. The device also has an opposing suction member arrangement, which comprises at least one opposing suction member. The suction members and the at least one opposing suction member cooperate in a box-opening area in such a way that they at least partially open the folding box. At least in the box-opening area, the at least one opposing suction member is arranged radially inside the suction members with respect to the stationary first rotational axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Daniel ZIEHER, Wolfgang RODI
  • Patent number: 9604795
    Abstract: The transport device for conveying products comprises at least one pair of movable slides and an endless guide rail for guiding the at least one pair of slides, one behind the other, in a variable conveying direction. A linear motor drive device serves to drive the at least one pair of slides. A retaining element is provided on each of the two slides, wherein the retaining elements of the first slide and of the second slide form a product receiving space between them. The retaining elements on the first and second slides are each rotatably supported around a rotational axis, which is substantially perpendicular to the variable conveying direction. At least one connecting element is provided to connect the retaining elements of the first and second slides together in such a way that the relative orientation of the retaining elements to each other is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Aumann, Daniel Zieher, Fritz Fochler
  • Patent number: 9573777
    Abstract: The transport device has at least one movable slide for conveying blister packs. A linear motor drive device is used to drive the slide along a guide rail. The slide has at least one permanent magnet for interaction with the linear motor drive device. In addition, a retaining element for holding a product insert is arranged on the slide and is moved with the slide. The retaining element is operable between an activated or closed position to hold the product insert and a deactivated or opened position to receive or release the product insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: UHLMANN PAC-SYSTEME GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Aumann
  • Patent number: 9555720
    Abstract: The transport device for conveying products has several symmetrically configured, movable carriages having inverted U-shape, each carriage having permanent magnets, also has an endless guide rail for guiding the carriages and a linear-motor drive device to drive the carriages. Each symmetric half of each carriage has three running rollers projecting inwardly from sidepieces of the carriage. The three running rollers of the first half rest on first and second guide surfaces on a first side wall of the guide rail, and the three running rollers of the second half rest on first and second guide surfaces on the second side wall of the guide rail. Each guide surface is arranged at an acute angle to a longitudinal center plane of the transport device, and the two guide surfaces of each side wall are at an angle of 80° to 100° to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Aumann, Joerg Riekenbrauck, Wolfgang Krahl, Roberto Linke
  • Patent number: 9499357
    Abstract: The conveying device for conveying products comprises a plurality of slides individually movable with respect to each other for holding products and a guide rail, on which the slides are guided. A linear motor drive unit serves to drive the slides. The slides comprise a first subelement and a second subelement, each of the subelements comprising at least one permanent magnet, which interacts at least in certain sections of the guide rail with coils of the linear motor drive unit. The first and second subelements are connected to each other and are movable relative to each other in linear fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: UHLMANN PAC-SYSTEME GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Aumann, Mathias Wegerer, Wolfgang Rodi, Daniel Zieher
  • Patent number: 9446902
    Abstract: The conveying device for conveying products comprises a plurality of slides individually movable with respect to each other to hold the products and a guide rail, on which the slides are guided. A linear motor drive unit serves to drive the slides, wherein each of the slides comprises permanent magnets, which interact with the coils of the linear motor drive unit. Each slide comprises a horseshoe-shaped or U-shaped base carrier with two legs, which enclose the guide rail from opposite sides. The base carrier is divided into at least two interconnected subsections, each of which comprises a leg. The subsections are movable relative to each other, as a result of which the gap width between the legs can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Aumann, Juergen Haaga, Wolfgang Rodi
  • Patent number: 9422074
    Abstract: The sealing roll includes a stationary internal shaft and an inductively heatable roll jacket supported with freedom to rotate around the shaft. A plurality of induction coils is wound around the shaft over ferrites, which are open to the outside. Cables for the induction coils are laid through a cable conduit in the shaft for connection to an external induction generator. A water cooling channel for indirectly cooling the induction coils is also arranged in the shaft. A cavity is formed in at least an axial subsection of the sealing roll between the roll jacket and the shaft, and at least part of a temperature detection device is arranged in the cavity or adjacent to the cavity so that an IR temperature sensor receives radiation emitted by the roll jacket and thus detects a temperature of the roll jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Detlev Gertitschke, Robert Lehmann, Juergen Liebhardt
  • Patent number: 9399532
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a system for filling bottle-like containers with tablets, which comprises various devices for specific processes, wherein most of the devices have a transport mechanism for positively guiding the movement of each container by itself in a continuous manner, whereas at least the device for dosing the pharmaceutical products and for introducing the pharmaceutical products into the containers has a transport mechanism for positively guiding the movement of each container by itself in a clocked manner in certain sections. The transport mechanisms of the devices are connected to each other in series, which ensures the positive guidance of each individual container by itself through the entire system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Noe, Michael Kronawitter, Ralf Heim, Rita Hagel, Rolf Armbruster
  • Patent number: 9376302
    Abstract: The device for sealing containers comprises a container feeding device for an intermittent feed of containers in a transport direction, a cap feeding device having a plurality of cap gripper units; and a capping device movable in and opposite to a lowering direction. The capping device has a plurality of capping units corresponding to the plurality of cap gripper units in the cap feeding device. Each capping unit has a screwing-on mechanism at one end. Each screwing-on mechanism is adapted to pick up a cap and to seal the container with the cap in a lowered position of the capping device. The capping device and the plurality of cap gripper units of the cap feeding device are configured and arranged such that the plurality of cap gripper units of the cap feeding device are positively guided in the lowering direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Kronawitter, Joachim Noe