Patents by Inventor Eugene H. Paules

Eugene H. Paules has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8757167
    Abstract: A machine for forming, continuously, distinct portions of particulate matter such as smokeless tobacco, i.e., snuff, in a pouch or pocket form, and continuously forming individual pouches or pockets containing the distinct portions of the particulate matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC
    Inventors: Edward Jurczenia, Eugene H. Paules, Frank S. Nastro
  • Patent number: 5061334
    Abstract: A high speed labeling machine and method is provided for transferring labels to articles such as cans; the labeling machine includes a device for supplying articles to be labeled, a label transfer wheel provided with individual groups of closely spaced vacuum holddown ports to enable a succession of closely spaced labels to be supported by the transfer wheel and carried by the transfer wheel to the articles, and a pressure severing device for releasing the label from a carrier stock for subsequent transfer from a transfer wheel to the article to be labeled; sprocket holes are utilized to align very precisely a label; such labels may be die cut on the printing press and retained on the carrier by pinpoint attachments or they may be die cut as the label is advanced; in a preferred embodiment, single layer label tapes with release agent on one surface and a pressure sensitive adhesive on the other surface provide added advantages of smaller spool sizes and faster speeds; single layer label tapes also make tamper
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Assignee: United States Tobacco Company
    Inventor: Eugene H. Paules
  • Patent number: 4946723
    Abstract: A sealing strip with a tear tab and tear strip for the sealing strip, also in combination with a container, including an embodiment to a sealing strip for hermetically sealing a container, as well as a tamper-evident container sealed with said sealing strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Inventors: Eugene H. Paules, Denis E. Bruggeman
  • Patent number: 4711687
    Abstract: A method for precision labeling of containers such as cans for labeling top, bottom or sides, including labeling sides of containers with lids; side labels may have secondary labels, e.g., tax stamps, placed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1987
    Assignee: United States Tobacco Company
    Inventor: Eugene H. Paules
  • Patent number: 4703765
    Abstract: A machine for forming, continuously, distinct portions of smokeless tobacco in a pouch or pocket form, and continuously forming a chain of individual pouches containing the distinct portions of smokeless tobacco, cutting each pouch from a string of pouches, counting out a pre-set number of pouches for filling a container with the pre-set number of pouches with a set moisture content; further indexing each container relative to its production cycle, including means for rejecting improperly filled containers based on improperly filled individual or a plurality of pouches, closing each container with a lid, and pneumatic and other control means for controlling the production cycle of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1987
    Assignee: United States Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Eugene H. Paules, Frank S. Nastro
  • Patent number: 4657622
    Abstract: A machine and a method for precision labeling of containers such as cans for labeling top, bottom or sides, including labeling sides of containers with lids; side labels may have secondary labels, e.g., tax stamps, placed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Assignee: United States Tobacco Company
    Inventor: Eugene H. Paules
  • Patent number: 4067172
    Abstract: A carton set-up and loading machine including a magazine for a stack of flattened cartons, suction cups to pull lowermost carton onto one end of a conveyor having spaced perpendicular blades forming compartments to receive a flattened carton and, as traveling around a sprocket, the blades move from diverging to parallel relation to set-up the carton, cam and rotatable members fold side and one end flap at one end closed to receive products from a lateral guideway while conveyor is momentarily stopped. Additional cams and rotatable means fold the side and one end flap at other end of carton closed followed by adhesive being applied to outer end flaps at both ends of carton and pivoted power-operated plates close the same against the previously folded flaps to complete the package. Overall sensing and safety controls insure no jams or unfilled cartons from occurring. Weighing means to prevent short weight also are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1978
    Assignee: ExCel Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene H. Paules
  • Patent number: 4035982
    Abstract: A bag filling and sealing mechanism having vertical tubes over which elongated sleeve-like bags are positioned to receive a stack of similar patty-type products, a composite plunger unit movable into the upper end of a bag containing a guantity of said products, vacuum mechanism operable to apply vacuum to the interior of said bag while said plunger unit is withdrawn from the open upper end of said bag, a plunger coaxial with said plunger unit positioned with the lower end against the top of the stack of products in said bag while vacuum is still applied to contract the upper end of the bag around said plunger, transfer mechanism to move the evacuated bag to clipping mechanism to apply clips to the contracted end of the bag after said plunger has been fully withdrawn, heat-shrinking mechanism extending around said clipped bag, while supported at the upper end, and movable vertically between opposite ends of said bag to shrink it tightly around the contents thereof, and additional transfer mechanism operable t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1977
    Assignee: ExCel Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene H. Paules
  • Patent number: 4015546
    Abstract: The preferred embodiment of the invention disclosed herein includes apparatus for and the steps of separating glass, metal and other generally non-combustible material from refuse to provide a volume of generally combustible refuse, shreddingthe volume of combustible refuse into relatively small particles and mixing the particles with primary combustion air, which is used to convey the particles to a combustion chamber. Auxiliary burners are used to heat the combustion chamber to a predetermined temperature above which the particles are self-igniting and use of the burners is thereafter discontinued unless the temperature falls below the predetermined temperature. The particles are separated as they are injected into the combustion chamber with a cyclonic motion. In the combustion chamber the mixture is ignited and converted to combustion gases which flow through the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1977
    Inventor: Eugene H. Paules
  • Patent number: 3999015
    Abstract: An aircraft communication system adapted to provide a plurality of communication paths from respective inputs to a plurality of outputs, the communication paths being flexible in arrangement and operator control. For use in an aircraft, the system combines an intercom for voice transmission between pilot, co-pilot and passengers, along with channels for external radio reception and transmission by pilot and co-pilot. The system also provides enabling of transducer outputs only upon detection of input signals above a given threshold, and automatic monitoring of aircraft supply voltage conditions with visual and audio outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1976
    Assignee: Genie Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis G. Snyder, Eugene H. Paules
  • Patent number: 3959951
    Abstract: Frozen patties are delivered for wrapping, one at a time at predetermined intervals, by means of a cleated conveyor belt which is fed by means of a trough receptical. A rotating wheel prevents more than one from being delivered at a time. The patties are coupled between a pair of rotating belts, the upper one of which is pivotally mounted relative to the other. As a patty pivots the upper belt, a paper feed and cutting mechanism is energized, and a paper segment is inserted in the path of the patty. Thus, the patty moves past the paper, causing it to adhere on the top and bottom surfaces of the patty. The wrapped patties are then passed through a second belt arrangement identical to the first, and thence to a packing assembly which stacks the wrapped patties in a plunger and cylinder arrangement in response to the pivotal displacement of the upper belt of the second belt assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1976
    Assignee: ExCel Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene H. Paules