Patents by Inventor Robert J. Baier

Robert J. Baier 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: 4324233
    Abstract: A respacer and/or reorienter feed arrangement is operative for continuously feeding cigar wrappers in proper spaced-apart relationship and/or orientation to a cigar wrapping station of a multi-station cigar wrapping machine which includes a cigar bunch supply station, a cigar wrapper supply station, and a conveyor for conveying the bunches to a cigar wrapping station at which the wrappers are spirally applied about the bunches. The method of respacing and/or reorienting the wrappers includes conveying the latter in a predetermined arranged relationship and/or orientation in which successive wrappers are located relative to one another at positions selected for optimum compact transport purposes, and continuously moving each successively leading wrapper, one after another, relative to its next successively trailing wrapper, from its respective optimum compact transport position to and through the cigar wrapping station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1982
    Assignee: Gulf & Western Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Baier, Edward W. Glatfelter
  • Patent number: 4103692
    Abstract: A machine and method for continuously applying wrappers to a stream of bound cigar bunches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Assignee: Gulf & Western Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Baier, Vern Anderson, William S. Aseltine