Patents by Inventor Laurens Last

Laurens Last 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: 10329041
    Abstract: Method and system for the assembly and collection of non-filled spouted pouches (10) to be transported to a remote filling device. According to the invention, a pick and place robot system (25) is provided comprising a camera system (11) on the basis of which a gripping device (28) is operable to pick up the spouted pouches, and a robot arm (29) is operable to transport the spouted pouches to a storage rail (21), wherein the gripper can place the spouted pouches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Scholle IPN IP BV
    Inventor: Laurens Last
  • Patent number: 10214305
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembly machine adapted to assemble caps (3) onto spouts (2) and a method of assembling caps onto spouts, wherein use is made of such an assembly machine. The assembly machine comprises a spout supply (10), a cap supply (20) and a frame comprising a cap guide arc (30). The frame further comprises a turret assembly (40) comprising a circular spout transporter (41), a cap positioning element (42) provided above the cap guide arc (30) and a cap assembly unit (43) provided above the spout transporter (41). The cap assembly unit (43) is adapted to pick up the cap at a pick-up position (C) and assemble the cap onto the spout at an assembly position (D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Scholle IPN IP BV
    Inventors: Laurens Last, Willem Jan Adriaan Oosterling
  • Patent number: 10086393
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fluid dose-measuring device for dispensing predetermined amounts of fluid from a fluid container, comprising a housing with a stationary and a moveable part, wherein the stationary part comprises a connector portion defining an inlet passage, which connector portion is connectable to the fluid container, wherein the moveable part is configured to engage with an actuator of a dispensing device, and wherein the housing comprises an outlet through which the fluid is to be dispensed, and an internal gear pump with an inner and an outer gear for transporting fluid from the inlet passage to the outlet upon actuation by the actuator of the dispensing device, wherein the moveable part is connected to the outer gear, so that actuation of the moveable part allows to rotate the inner and outer gear relative to the stationary part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Scholle IPN IP BV
    Inventor: Laurens Last
  • Publication number: 20160355281
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembly machine adapted to assemble caps (3) onto spouts (2) and a method of assembling caps onto spouts, wherein use is made of such an assembly machine. The assembly machine comprises a spout supply (10), a cap supply (20) and a frame comprising a cap guide arc (30). The frame further comprises a turret assembly (40) comprising a circular spout transporter (41), a cap positioning element (42) provided above the cap guide arc (30) and a cap assembly unit (43) provided above the spout transporter (41). The cap assembly unit (43) is adapted to pick up the cap at a pick-up position (C) and assemble the cap onto the spout at an assembly position (D).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Laurens Last, Willem Jan Adriaan Oosterling
  • Publication number: 20160214129
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fluid dose-measuring device for dispensing predetermined amounts of fluid from a fluid container, comprising a housing with a stationary and a moveable part, wherein the stationary part comprises a connector portion defining an inlet passage, which connector portion is connectable to the fluid container, wherein the moveable part is configured to engage with an actuator of a dispensing device, and wherein the housing comprises an outlet through which the fluid is to be dispensed, and an internal gear pump with an inner and an outer gear for transporting fluid from the inlet passage to the outlet upon actuation by the actuator of the dispensing device, wherein the moveable part is connected to the outer gear, so that actuation of the moveable part allows to rotate the inner and outer gear relative to the stationary part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Laurens Last, Paul Van Den Hoonaard
  • Publication number: 20160107778
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pouch collection robot system (1) and method for the collection of non-filled spouted pouches (10) to be transported to a remote filling device. According to the invention, at least one pick and place robot unit (25) with a gripping device (28) is provided to pick up a non-filled spouted pouch (10) from a conveyor (5), and to place the non-filled spouted pouch (10) into alignment with one of a multiple of storage rails (21), allowing the non-filled spouted pouch to be placed into the storage rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: IPN IP B.V.
    Inventor: Laurens Last
  • Publication number: 20160083124
    Abstract: Method and system for the assembly and collection of non-filled spouted pouches (10) to be transported to a remote filling device. According to the invention, a pick and place robot system (25) is provided comprising a camera system (11) on the basis of which a gripping device (28) is operable to pick up the spouted pouches, and a robot arm (29) is operable to transport the spouted pouches to a storage rail (21), wherein the gripper can place the spouted pouches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventor: Laurens Last
  • Patent number: 8950939
    Abstract: A closure assembly comprising an article with a neck and a cap. The cap includes a tamper-evident ring having at least two ring segments, each ring segment having a base portion and an indicator portion. The article has for each segment a boss with a catch portion having a recess. Upon rotating the cap in an opening direction by the user from its closed position for the first time the head end of the indicator portion enters the recess of the catch portion and is then prevented from further rotation of the cap in opening direction, while the catch portion outer wall comes in the spacing between the spaced apart head end and trailing end, the frangible bridge between the head end and trailing end breaking and the indicator portion bending, folding, and/or buckling while being subjected to permanent deformation upon further rotation of the cap in opening direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: IPN IP B.V.
    Inventors: Laurens Last, Paul van den Hoonaard
  • Patent number: 8939302
    Abstract: A closure assembly comprises an article (1) forming a tubular neck (2) around a product passage (3) in said article. The neck forms a mouth at a top end of said product passage. The assembly further comprises a rotational cap (20) that is injection molded of plastic material and that is secured on or to be secured on said neck of the article. The cap seals the product passage in closed position of the cap on said neck, and the cap—for removal of the cap from the neck of the article by a user to open the product passage—is adapted to be manually rotated from the closed position in an opening direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: IPN IP B.V.
    Inventors: Laurens Last, Peter Jan Van Der Molen, Jeroen Gerrit Anton Gebbink
  • Patent number: 8893912
    Abstract: A closure device (1) for a product dispensing container. The closure device comprises a base (2) having a body with a connector portion (2a) adapted to mount the closure device on a product container. The base comprises a product channel (5) and a rupturable seal (4) occluding the product channel and forming a lower seal of the closure device. A rotary part (20) is rotatably journalled on the base. The rotary part has a product passage (21) in communication with the product channel in the base. An upper sealing arrangement (30) is arranged on the rotary part and forms an upper seal of the closure device that is remote from the lower seal and seals the product passage of the rotary part. A lower seal rupturing member (40) is movable in a rupturing motion relative to the base to rupture the rupturable lower seal. A motion transfer (27, 42, 3b, 41) means is provided and is adapted so as to effect the rupturing motion of the lower seal rupturing member upon suitable rotary actuation of the rotary part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: IPN IP B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Jan Van Der Molen, Laurens Last, Jeroen Gerrit Anton Gebbink
  • Patent number: 8875958
    Abstract: A plastic spout (150,170) which is adapted to be sealed between two foil walls of a pouch. The spout has a spout body, which forms a passage (153) for delivering a medium from the pouch and/or feeding a medium to the pouch. In a bottom part thereof, the spout, on opposite sides, forms a sealing zone for a sealed connection to an adjoining foil wall. The sealing zones of the spout body are formed by sealing walls (158,159) which project downward from the spout body, each having a curvature over their entire length, such that each sealing wall is outwardly convex over its entire length with respect to an imaginary plane passing through the outermost ends, which adjoin one another, of the sealing walls. The sealing walls can preferably move flexibly transversely with respect to their plane and, on their inner side, are unsupported or are supported by one or more flexible supporting parts of the spout body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: ITSAC N.V.
    Inventor: Laurens Last
  • Publication number: 20140144865
    Abstract: An orthodontic feeding nipple adapted for attachment to a feeding bottle, said feeding nipple having a monolithic, single-walled hollow body of elastomeric material. The body has an annular securing flange at a base end of the body. An inner contour of the flange defines an inlet opening for liquid into said feeding nipple. A bottle ventilation hole is present in said flange allowing the passage of air into the feeding bottle. The body has a hollow shell portion integral with the flange at the inner contour thereof. The shell portion has a lower shell portion, a central shell portion, and a top shell portion. The top shell portion includes a dispensing holes containing wall section that is provided with a group of multiple liquid dispensing holes. This wall section is arranged at the side of the ventilation hole and has a substantially uniform wall thickness in the region of the group of dispensing holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: IPN IP B.V.
    Inventor: Laurens Last
  • Publication number: 20140110441
    Abstract: A plastic spout (150,170) which is adapted to be sealed between two foil walls of a pouch. The spout has a spout body, which forms a passage (153) for delivering a medium from the pouch and/or feeding a medium to the pouch. In a bottom part thereof, the spout, on opposite sides, forms a sealing zone for a sealed connection to an adjoining foil wall. The sealing zones of the spout body are formed by sealing walls (158,159) which project downward from the spout body, each having a curvature over their entire length, such that each sealing wall is outwardly convex over its entire length with respect to an imaginary plane passing through the outermost ends, which adjoin one another, of the sealing walls. The sealing walls can preferably move flexibly transversely with respect to their plane and, on their inner side, are unsupported or are supported by one or more flexible supporting parts of the spout body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: ITSAC N.V.
    Inventor: Laurens Last
  • Publication number: 20140010481
    Abstract: A closure assembly comprising an article with a neck and a cap. The cap includes a tamper-evident ring having at least two ring segments, each ring segment having a base portion and an indicator portion. The article has for each segment a boss with a catch portion having a recess. Upon rotating the cap in an opening direction by the user from its closed position for the first time the head end of the indicator portion enters the recess of the catch portion and is then prevented from further rotation of the cap in opening direction, while the catch portion outer wall comes in the spacing between the spaced apart head end and trailing end, the frangible bridge between the head end and trailing end breaking and the indicator portion bending, folding, and/or buckling while being subjected to permanent deformation upon further rotation of the cap in opening direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Laurens Last, Paul van den Hoonaard
  • Publication number: 20130299495
    Abstract: A closure assembly comprises an article (1) forming a tubular neck (2) around a product passage (3) in said article. The neck forms a mouth at a top end of said product passage. The assembly further comprises a rotational cap (20) that is injection moulded of plastic material and that is secured on or to be secured on said neck of the article. The cap seals the product passage in closed position of the cap on said neck, and the cap—for removal of the cap from the neck of the article by a user to open the product passage—is adapted to be manually rotated from the closed position in an opening direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: IPN IP B.V.
    Inventors: Laurens Last, Peter Jan Van Der Molen, Jeroen Gerrit Anton Gebbink
  • Publication number: 20130292380
    Abstract: A closure device (1) for a product dispensing container. The closure device comprises a base (2) having a body with a connector portion (2a) adapted to mount the closure device on a product container. The base comprises a product channel (5) and a rupturable seal (4) occluding the product channel and forming a lower seal of the closure device. A rotary part (20) is rotatably journalled on the base. The rotary part has a product passage (21) in communication with the product channel in the base. An upper sealing arrangement (30) is arranged on the rotary part and forms an upper seal of the closure device that is remote from the lower seal and seals the product passage of the rotary part. A lower seal rupturing member (40) is movable in a rupturing motion relative to the base to rupture the rupturable lower seal. A motion transfer (27, 42, 3b, 41) means is provided and is adapted so as to effect the rupturing motion of the lower seal rupturing member upon suitable rotary actuation of the rotary part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: IPN IP B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Jan Van Der Molen, Laurens Last, Jeroen Gerrit Anton Gebbink
  • Patent number: 8360275
    Abstract: A plastic spout which is adapted to be sealed between two foil walls of a pouch. The spout has a spout body, which forms a passage (153) for delivering a medium from the spout and/or feeding a medium to the pouch. In a bottom part thereof, the spout, on opposite sides, forms a sealing zone for a sealed connection to an adjoining foil wall. The sealing zones of the spout body are formed by sealing walls (158, 159) which project downward from the spout body, each having a curvature over their entire length, such that each sealing wall is outwardly convex over its entire length with respect to an imaginary plane passing through the outermost ends, which adjoin one another, of the sealing walls. The sealing walls can preferably move flexibly transversely with respect to their plane and, on their inner side, are supported or are supported by one or more flexible supporting parts of the spout body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Itsac N.V.
    Inventor: Laurens Last
  • Publication number: 20100230410
    Abstract: A twist cap closure assembly comprising: an injection moulded thermoplastic base (1) including a tubular part, which has an interior side defining a channel in said tubular part and also has an exterior side, said tubular part forming a mouth of said channel at one end thereof, an injection moulded thermoplastic twist cap (50) adapted to be fitted on said tubular part of said base so as to close off the mouth in a closed position of said cap, said cap including a top wall and a downward skirt depending from said top wall, said skirt having an interior side, an exterior side and a lower edge, said exterior side of said tubular part and said interior side of said skirt having mating bayonet connector members, said bayonet connector members being adapted to hold said cap (50) in its closed position on said tubular part and allow for the cap to be twisted about a twist axis to release said cap (1) from the base so that the channel is opened, wherein a plug (70) is arranged within said tubular part of the base, sa
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: IPN IP B.V.
    Inventors: Laurens Last, Peter-Jan Van Der Molen
  • Patent number: D687719
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignees: MOM SAS, IPN IP B.V.
    Inventor: Laurens Last
  • Patent number: D704058
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignees: MOM SAS, IPN IP B.V.
    Inventor: Laurens Last