Patents by Inventor Johannes Wilhelmus Van Tuil

Johannes Wilhelmus Van Tuil 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: 11865793
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a production machine for the production of collapsible pouches, which comprises an impulse sealing device with a first jaw and a second jaw for contacting bottom regions of walls of the pouches. Each jaw comprises a susceptor element comprising electrically conductive material, having a front surface that is at least shaped as an inverted T for sealing side edges and at least a portion of bottom edges of two adjacent interconnected pouches. Each jaw comprises an inductor which is electrically insulated from the respective susceptor element. The machine comprises a high frequency electric current source, which is connected to the inductors. At least one of the jaws comprises a cooling device for cooling down the respective inductor and susceptor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: SCHOLLE IPN IP BV
    Inventors: Abel Saez Lopez, Laurens Last, Johannes Wilhelmus Van Tuil, Jordi Canada Codina, Jordi Vidal Camps, Juan Rojas Segura
  • Publication number: 20240001624
    Abstract: A sealing system for heat sealing superimposed walls of heat-sealable film material, e.g. in the production of pouches. The sealing section comprises two or more sealing stations arranged in series along a linear path for the superimposed walls dispensed from an infeed section. Each sealing station comprises a sealing device with first and second jaws and an actuator device to move the jaws between an opened position and a clamped position. Each sealing device comprises a motion device that is configured to move the first and second jaws in synchronicity with the superimposed walls when clamped between the first and second jaws. Each sealing station has a cooling device that is configured to continuously cool at least one of the jaws. At least each first jaw comprises at the respective front surface thereof at least one impulse heatable member embodied as a susceptor element that extends along the respective front surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Jordi Canada Codina, Jordi Vidal Camps, Juan Rojas Segura, Abel Saez Lopez, Laurens Last, Johannes Wilhelmus Van Tuil
  • Patent number: 11858709
    Abstract: A closure assembly comprises an article (10, 10?, 10?, 10) and a cap (40, 40?, 40?, 40??, 440) provided with an integrated tamper-evident ring member (50, 50?, 50?, 450). The article further comprises a circumferential flange structure (20) with an annular flange portion and a peripheral protective rim portion (25) so that the top face (21a) of the flange portion and the protective rim define an annular recess (30) around the neck (14). The tamper-evident ring member is integrally formed to the lower edge of the skirt (42) of the cap via one or more breakable bridges (70). The ring member comprises an annular ring member flange portion (51) that has a top face (51a) and a bottom face (51b). Multiple hook members (53) are integrally formed to the bottom of the ring member flange portion, and the annular flange portion on the neck is provided with multiple hook member passages (1S).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Scholle IPN IP BV
    Inventors: Jeroen Pieter Fiere, Johannes Wilhelmus Van Tuil, Willem Jan Adriaan Oosterling, Frederik Adriaan Van Spronsen
  • Patent number: 11691349
    Abstract: A sealing system for heat sealing superimposed walls of heat-sealable film material, e.g. in the production of pouches. The sealing section comprises two or more sealing stations arranged in series along a linear path for the superimposed walls dispensed from an infeed section. Each sealing station comprises a sealing device with first and second jaws and an actuator device to move the jaws between an opened position and a clamped position. Each sealing device comprises a motion device that is configured to move the first and second jaws in synchronicity with the superimposed walls when clamped between the first and second jaws. Each sealing station has a cooling device that is configured to continuously cool at least one of the jaws. At least each first jaw comprises at the respective front surface thereof at least one impulse heatable member embodied as a susceptor element that extends along the respective front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: SCHOLLE IPN IP BV
    Inventors: Jordi Canada Codina, Jordi Vidal Camps, Juan Rojas Segura, Abel Saez Lopez, Laurens Last, Johannes Wilhelmus Van Tuil
  • Publication number: 20230094576
    Abstract: A spout (1, 401, 601) having a plastic spout body which comprises an attachment portion (10, 410, 610) having a vertical first plane of symmetry (M1) with a vertical first sealing wall (11, 411, 611) and an opposed vertical second sealing wall (12, 412, 612), and with a transverse wall (20), which is integrally connected to an upper edge of the first sealing wall and to an upper edge of the second sealing wall, wherein the first sealing wall and the second sealing wall each depend from said transverse wall and each have a bottom edge (114, 115, 541, 515, 714, 715) remote from the upper edge. Each sealing wall is, seen in a bottom view of the attachment portion, composed of a first rectilinear portion (111, 121, 511, 521, 711, 721), a central curved portion (113, 123, 513, 523, 713, 723), and a second rectilinear portion (112, 122, 512, 522, 712, 722). The spout body has a tubular neck (30) having a bore (31) that adjoins an opening (21) in the transverse wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Inventors: Frederik Adriaan Van Spronsen, Jeroen Pieter Fiere, Johannes Wilhelmus Van Tuil
  • Publication number: 20220274727
    Abstract: A sealing station configured to heat seal a wall made from heat-sealable film material, preferably metal-free heat-sealable film material, onto one another wall of heat-sealable material, e.g. another wall of heat-sealable film material, to create a sealed seam. The sealing station comprises an impulse sealing device comprising a first jaw and a second jaw, wherein at least the first jaw comprises at the respective front surface thereof at least one, e.g. a single elongated, impulse heatable member that extends along the respective front surface and that is covered by a heat-resistant non-stick covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Laurens Last, Johannes Wilhelmus Van Tuil, Jordi Canada Codina, Jordi Vidal Camps, Juan Rojas Segura, Abel Saez Lopez
  • Publication number: 20220266538
    Abstract: A sealing system for heat sealing superimposed walls of heat-sealable film material, e.g. in the production of pouches. The sealing section comprises two or more sealing stations arranged in series along a linear path for the superimposed walls dispensed from an infeed section. Each sealing station comprises a sealing device with first and second jaws and an actuator device to move the jaws between an opened position and a clamped position. Each sealing device comprises a motion device that is configured to move the first and second jaws in synchronicity with the superimposed walls when clamped between the first and second jaws. Each sealing station has a cooling device that is configured to continuously cool at least one of the jaws. At least each first jaw comprises at the respective front surface thereof at least one impulse heatable member embodied as a susceptor element that extends along the respective front surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Jordi Canada Codina, Jordi Vidal Camps, Juan Rojas Segura, Abel Saez Lopez, Laurens Last, Johannes Wilhelmus Van Tuil
  • Publication number: 20220266542
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a production machine for the production of collapsible pouches, which comprises an impulse sealing device with a first jaw and a second jaw for contacting bottom regions of walls of the pouches. Each jaw comprises a susceptor element comprising electrically conductive material, having a front surface that is at least shaped as an inverted T for sealing side edges and at least a portion of bottom edges of two adjacent interconnected pouches. Each jaw comprises an inductor which is electrically insulated from the respective susceptor element. The machine comprises a high frequency electric current source, which is connected to the inductors. At least one of the jaws comprises a cooling device for cooling down the respective inductor and susceptor element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Abel Saez Lopez, Laurens Last, Johannes Wilhelmus Van Tuil, Jordi Canada Codina, Jordi Vidal Camps, Juan Rojas Segura
  • Publication number: 20220242054
    Abstract: A production machine for the production of collapsible pouches having a fitment. The machine has a fitment sealing station with an impulse sealing device comprising a first jaw and a second jaw and with an actuator device configured to move the first and second jaws relative to one another between an opened position and a clamped position, as well as a cooling device configured to cool each of the first and second jaws. The fitment sealing station is configured to perform an impulse sealing cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Abel SÁEZ LÓPEZ, Laurens LAST, Johannes Wilhelmus VAN TUIL, Jordi CANADA CODINA, Jordi VIDAL CAMPS, Juan ROJAS SEGURA
  • Publication number: 20220152940
    Abstract: A production machine for the production of collapsible pouches having a fitment. The machine has a fitment sealing station with an impulse sealing device comprising a first jaw and a second jaw and with an actuator device configured to move the first and second jaws relative to one another between an opened position and a clamped position, as well as a cooling device configured to cool each of the first and second jaws. The fitment sealing station is configured to perform an impulse sealing cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Abel Saez Lopez, Laurens Last, Johannes Wilhelmus Van Tuil, Jordi Canada Codina, Jordi Vidal Camps, Juan Rojas Segura
  • Publication number: 20210354896
    Abstract: A closure assembly comprises an article (10, 10?, 10?, 10) and a cap (40, 40?, 40?, 40??, 440) provided with an integrated tamper-evident ring member (50, 50?, 50?, 450). The article further comprises a circumferential flange structure (20) with an annular flange portion and a peripheral protective rim portion (25) so that the top face (21a) of the flange portion and the protective rim define an annular recess (30) around the neck (14). The tamper-evident ring member is integrally formed to the lower edge of the skirt (42) of the cap via one or more breakable bridges (70). The ring member comprises an annular ring member flange portion (51) that has a top face (51a) and a bottom face (51b). Multiple hook members (53) are integrally formed to the bottom of the ring member flange portion, and the annular flange portion on the neck is provided with multiple hook member passages(1S).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Jeroen Pieter Fiere, Johannes Wilhelmus Van Tuil, Willem Jan Adriaan Oosterling, Frederik Adriaan Van Spronsen
  • Patent number: 10065849
    Abstract: Liquid dispensing tap 1 connectable to a liquid container 70, e.g. a bag in box, for controlled dispensing of a liquid therefrom. The tap comprises a housing 10 forming an inlet of the tap and comprising a dispensing chamber wall portion 13 delimiting a dispensing chamber 14 with a valve seat 16 at an axial end and forming a lateral dispensing outlet 17 in communication with the dispensing chamber 14. The tap 1 comprises a plunger 30 with a stem 31 and a valve portion 32, the stem having an actuator engagement portion 33 outside said dispensing chamber and extending along an axis 15 through a bore 18 in the dispensing chamber wall portion and through the dispensing chamber. The plunger moves axially between a closed and an open position. A manually operable plunger actuator 50 engages said engagement portion of the stem to open the tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Scholle IPN IP B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Jan Van Der Molen, Willem Jan Adriaan Oosterling, Johannes Wilhelmus Van Tuil, Christopher John Murray
  • Publication number: 20170107094
    Abstract: Liquid dispensing tap 1 connectable to a liquid container 70, e.g. a bag in box, for controlled dispensing of a liquid therefrom. The tap comprises a housing 10 forming an inlet of the tap and comprising a dispensing chamber wall portion 13 delimiting a dispensing chamber 14 with a valve seat 16 at an axial end and forming a lateral dispensing outlet 17 in communication with the dispensing chamber 14. The tap 1 comprises a plunger 30 with a stem 31 and a valve portion 32, the stem having an actuator engagement portion 33 outside said dispensing chamber and extending along an axis 15 through a bore 18 in the dispensing chamber wall portion and through the dispensing chamber. The plunger moves axially between a closed and an open position. A manually operable plunger actuator 50 engages said engagement portion of the stem to open the tap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Jan Van Der Molen, Willem Jan Adriaan Oosterling, Johannes Wilhelmus Van Tuil, Christopher John Murray
  • Publication number: 20170066641
    Abstract: Liquid dispensing tap 1 connectable to a liquid container 70, e.g. a bag in box, for controlled dispensing of a liquid therefrom. The tap includes a housing 10 forming an inlet of the tap and including a dispensing chamber wall portion 13 delimiting a dispensing chamber 14 with a valve seat 15 at an axial end and forming a dispensing outlet 17 in communication with the dispensing chamber 14. The tap 1 includes a plunger 30 with a stem 31 and a valve portion 32. The stem having an actuator engagement portion 33 outside the dispensing chamber and extending along an axis 15 through a bore 18 in the dispensing chamber wall portion and throughout the dispensing chamber. The plunger moves axially between a closed and an open position. A manually operable plunger actuator 50 engages the engagement portion of the stem to open the tap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Jan Van Der Molen, Willem Jan Adriaan Oosterling, Johannes Wilhelmus Van Tuil, Christopher John Murray