Patents by Inventor Martin Zuleger

Martin Zuleger 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: 7971727
    Abstract: A feed and sorting device for tablets has a number of vertically extending filling tubes for tablets, and a blocking slide unit for temporarily blocking the guiding channels of the filling tubes. The blocking slide unit includes a base plate with through-openings for the filling tubes and a plurality of blocking fingers designed as integral parts of the base plate and horizontally extending into the through-openings. Each blocking finger is assigned to one of the filling tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Kurt Gnann, Martin Zuleger
  • Patent number: 7946097
    Abstract: The feeder for the controlled transfer of product items into the pockets of a web of sheeting has a base unit, a supply container for holding the product items, and a product conveyor for receiving the product items from the supply container. Further, the feeder has an exchangeable format unit including a sorting plate for receiving the product items from the product conveyor, a filling unit with a number of vertically extending filling tubes for receiving the product items from the sorting plate and with a blocking slide unit with a blocking slide plate for temporarily blocking the guiding channels of the filling tubes. The format unit further has a filling shoe for receiving the product items from the filling unit and for guiding them to the pockets of the web of sheeting. A plurality of drives and the corresponding electrical control components for moving the format unit, the sorting plate, the blocking slide plate and the filling shoe are arranged in the base unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Kurt Gnann, Juergen Liebhardt, Martin Zuleger
  • Publication number: 20090260330
    Abstract: A feed and sorting device for tablets has a number of vertically extending filling tubes for tablets and a blocking slide unit for temporarily blocking the filling tubes. The blocking slide unit includes a base plate with first through-openings for the filling tubes, an upper retaining plate with second through-openings for the filling tubes, and a lower retaining plate with third through-openings for the filling tubes. The base plate is between the upper and lower retaining plates, and the first, second and third through-openings are at least partially aligned to allow the filling tubes to pass therethrough. Each blocking finger is supported in a receiving portion on the base plate and is secured thereto by the upper and lower retaining plates. Each blocking finger is assigned to one of the filling tubes, and the receiving portions are formed as recesses which, in a vertical direction, pass through the base plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: UHLMANN PAC-SYSTEME GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Christian Hess, Kurt Gnann, Martin Zuleger
  • Publication number: 20090265034
    Abstract: The feeder for the controlled transfer of product items into the pockets of a web of sheeting has a base unit, a supply container for holding the product items, and a product conveyor for receiving the product items from the supply container. Further, the feeder has an exchangeable format unit including a sorting plate for receiving the product items from the product conveyor, a filling unit with a number of vertically extending filling tubes for receiving the product items from the sorting plate and with a blocking slide unit with a blocking slide plate for temporarily blocking the guiding channels of the filling tubes. The format unit further has a filling shoe for receiving the product items from the filling unit and for guiding them to the pockets of the web of sheeting. A plurality of drives and the corresponding electrical control components for moving the format unit, the sorting plate, the blocking slide plate and the filling shoe are arranged in the base unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Kurt Gnann, Juergen Liebhardt, Martin Zuleger
  • Publication number: 20090261025
    Abstract: The feed and sorting device for tablets has a base unit, a plurality of vertically extending filling tubes each of them having a guiding channel for the tablets, and a blocking slide unit detachably mounted to the base unit. The blocking slide unit has a blocking slide plate which is movable back and forth by means of a drive arranged in the base unit and thus serves for temporarily blocking the guiding channels of the filling tubes. The drive is connected to a first magnetic coupling element which is engageable with a second magnetic coupling element arranged on the blocking slide plate so that the blocking slide plate is securely connected to the drive when the first or the second magnetic coupling element is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Kurt GNANN, Martin ZULEGER
  • Publication number: 20090263227
    Abstract: A feed and sorting device for tablets has a number of vertically extending filling tubes for tablets, and a blocking slide unit for temporarily blocking the guiding channels of the filling tubes. The blocking slide unit includes a base plate with through-openings for the filling tubes and a plurality of blocking fingers designed as integral parts of the base plate and horizontally extending into the through-openings. Each blocking finger is assigned to one of the filling tubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Kurt Gnann, Martin Zuleger
  • Publication number: 20090260321
    Abstract: The feeder for tablets, capsules or dragées has a stationary base unit and an exchangeable format unit with a sorting plate for evenly distributing the products and with a filling unit including a number of vertically extending filling tubes having a guiding channel for receiving the tablets, capsules or dragées from the sorting plate, and a blocking slide unit for temporarily blocking the guiding channels of the filling tubes. The base unit has a first hanger device for the sorting plate, a second hanger device for the filling unit, and at least one adjusting device for adjusting the first hanger device relative to the second hanger device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Erich JANS, Kurt GNANN, Martin ZULEGER, Markus REGNER, Wolfgang RODI, Juergen LIEBHARDT, Christian HESS