Patents by Inventor Wilhelm Reil

Wilhelm Reil 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: 6119572
    Abstract: A device for the mechanical separation of work pieces having plastic material in the area of separation, in particular, packages for flowable media joined together in pairs in the top wall is provided with feed and discharge means with guide rails and drivers and with separating blades arranged on a conveyor belt, with a first linear cutter with cutters arranged in pairs symmetrically with respect to a plane of symmetry, each with straight cutting blades followed by a round cutter with rotatable circular cutters arranged in pairs symmetrically with respect to the plane of symmetry, the cutters with the straight cutting blade being located in the cutting plane perpendicular to the plane of symmetry, and the straight cutting blades being disposed at an angle to the plane of symmetry such that the straight cutting blades get closer together in the conveying direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Bernhard Korus, Heiko Bub, Gottfried Pusch, Wilhelm Reil
  • Patent number: 5804129
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing a pack for flowable contents in a deep draw process having tubular side walls, a bottom and a top. The top has a pouring opening having an upstanding collar and a seam that passes around the pack in a plane that is oriented in the top so that the plane is interrupted by the pouring opening and projects on diametrically oppositely disposed sides almost as far as a free upper edge of the collar. The collar is formed of two collar halves joined together at the seam, and threads are provided on the collar for a screw top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Reil, Heiko Bub, Bernhard Korus, Gottfried Pusch
  • Patent number: 5536163
    Abstract: A tool for deep-drawing and sealing open plastics shells (3, 3') has a shell-like metal body (2, 2') which includes a flat edge (11, 11') at the open side. A heat insulating attachment is secured to the edge of the metal body so that the outer seam of a first plastic shell can be joined by sealing, to the outer seam of a second plastic shell oppositely disposed to it without supplying additional heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings and Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Reil, Heiko Bub
  • Patent number: 5487253
    Abstract: In a device for conveying and processing packs for liquids, a feed conveyer is provided. The device further includes processing stations, including processing stations for filling and closing of the packs, arranged sequentially, the feed conveyor feeding packs to the processing stations. The device includes a removal conveyer for removing processed packs from the device. The device includes a first main conveyer device, the first main conveyer device being a one-step vertical conveyer device and having at least one vertically movable bridge with at least one horizontally arranged support rod for transporting a plurality of packs simultaneously, and a second main conveyer device, the second main conveyer device being a one-step horizontal displacement device. The first and the second main conveyer devices have a common conveyance position at a bottom one of two conveyance positions of the first main conveyer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1996
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Uwe Hieltscher, Udo Liebram, Wilhelm Reil, Peter Sattler
  • Patent number: 5477974
    Abstract: A pack for flowable contents, such as liquids, has tubular side walls, a bottom and a top wall, and is formed of a deep-drawable plastics material. The top includes a vertically upstanding, externally threaded collar and defines a pouring opening which is closable by a threaded top. The pack is formed by two half shells, and a seam passes around the pack in a longitudinal plane and extends nearly to the top free upper edge of the collar. The seam is interrupted in the top by the pouring opening and projects outwardly from diametrically opposite sides of the pack. According to a method for forming the pack of the invention, the collar is formed by two collar halves which are joined together at the seam. Threads are formed on the collar and the upper free edge includes an annular sealing surface for a correspondingly formed screw top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Reil, Heiko Bub, Bernhard Korus, Gottfried Pusch
  • Patent number: 5447007
    Abstract: A machine for filling and closing packs for liquids, wherein an opening is arranged in an upper surface which can be connected to a pouring device. The device has a first feed conveyor (3) with a base for open, empty packs (8). It has a conveyor (12) for intermittently moving the packs (8) from a base position (I) into individual intermediate positions (II-X, XI), an end position (IX), and has a filler station, a stoppering station and a carry off conveyor (25). A transverse sliding conveyor is arranged in the path of movement behind the feed conveyor (3), and transverse conveyors and entrainment devices are arranged between the feed conveyor (3) and the carry off conveyor (25) for the purpose of intermittently moving transportation boxes (14), and, in addition, the filler and stoppering stations are arranged in the region of the transverse conveyors at a level above the transportation boxes (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Reil, Ulrich Deutschbein, Udo Liebram, Gerd Knobloch
  • Patent number: 5425627
    Abstract: A description is given of an apparatus for forming and deep-drawing the neck region at the edge of a plastics half shell, having a deep-drawing tool (3) and a counter-pressure plate (2) which are movable in two directions relative to each other, wherein the deep-drawing tool (3) embraces a deep-drawing cavity (29) in shell-like manner and has a recess (30) in the side wall (31) at the edge (32). So that deformation of the collar at the edge of the plastics half shell and also over-heating of the plastics plate for forming the half shell are avoided, according to the invention it is provided that the counter-pressure plate (2) has at least one opening (16) in the contact face (17) facing the deep-drawing tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1995
    Assignee: Tetra Laval holdings & finance S.A.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Reil, Bernhard Korus, Heiko Bub
  • Patent number: 5407187
    Abstract: A separating apparatus having a magazine in which stacked sheets made of plastics material or the like are arranged, and having movable suction means for moving the separated sheets to a workplace, where the sheets in the stack are supported in a horizontal position by holding means on the bottom edge of the magazine, and therebetween the bottom most sheet is freely disposed and is accessible to the suction means. The holding means comprises a rotatably driven shaft arranged along the two bottom edges of the magazine, the cross-section of which shaft, in the region of the length of the sheet, is recessed so as to form a shoulder, the depth of the shoulder being equal to the thickness of the sheet to be separated, and arranged approximately in the center between the edges of the magazine are the suction means which are able to move toward and away from the bottom sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1995
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Reil, Udo Liebram, Heiko Bub
  • Patent number: 5394603
    Abstract: A method is provided for heating and transferring a substantially flat workpiece made of a deep drawable plastic material including the steps of enclosing at least a substantial portion of the workpiece between first and second opposing carrier plates such that a gas-tight seal may be formed by one of the carrier plates about the substantial portion of the workpiece and supplying hot gases through a gas distribution conduit associated with the first carrier plate while withdrawing hot gases through a gas distribution conduit associated with the second carrier plate such that the workpiece is heated and transferred to the second carrier plate. The workpiece is then transferred to a third carrier plate or a deep-drawing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1995
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Reil, Ulrich Deutschbein, Gerd Knobloch, Udo Liebram
  • Patent number: 5297375
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sealingly closing a pack for liquids in which the top of the pack is provided with a hole into which is fitted a pouring device that includes a cup-like recess which defines a flange. The apparatus includes a pivot device that pivots about a main horizontal axis. The pivot device includes several mandrels onto which the pouring devices are to be individually mounted. The mandrels are rotatable about their respective longitudinal axes to allow a thread of adhesive to be applied to the flange of each pouring device so that the pouring device can be subsequently attached to the top of the pack by joining the flange of the pouring device to the collar of the hole in the pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Reil, Manfred Wallich
  • Patent number: 5287983
    Abstract: A pourer device of synthetic plastic material for attachment to a hole in a package for flowable contents includes a bottom part and a closure part that are connected to one another by a hinge. At least one of the bottom part and the closure part is movable between an open position and a closed position. A pourer orifice is formed in the bottom part and a synthetic plastic film is provided between the closure part and the bottom part, over the orifice. A method for producing such a pourer device is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Reil, Gerd Knobloch, Gottfried Pusch
  • Patent number: 5251366
    Abstract: An apparatus for feeding sheet-shaped blanks (9) of deep-drawable synthetic plastic material to the receiving station of a deep-drawing machine having a plurality of suction plates (15) wherein a supply roll (2) holding a web (1) of synthetic plastic material which is capable of being intermittently driven by pairs (3, 4, 23) of drive rollers and moved in front of a cutting means (5) having on its downstream side a magazine (8), a movable flap (11) provided with suckers (33) and a first supporting plate (13) being adapted to be brought into engagement with the removal side of the magazine (8), a second movable supporting plate (16) provided with suckers (33) being disposed on the other side, guide means (35) being provided in order to feed the blanks (9) from the movable flap (11) and round onto the opposite side of the suction plate (15) to the second supporting plate (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Assignee: Tetra Alfa Holdings S.A.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Reil, Udo Liebram, Manfred Wallich, Bernhard Korus
  • Patent number: 5227177
    Abstract: A device for heating plastic plates using contact heat and hot gases which are supplied to the plastic plate to be heated by carrier plates is provided. Therein, two carrier plates are movable relative to each other vertically with respect to their common contact surface. Gas distribution conduits also open in the contact surface. In order that the plastic plates which are to be heated can be removed properly from the carrier plates, so that damage to the heating device is avoided, each contact surface of both carrier plates is surrounded by a frame-like, closed outer edge without mouth openings for the gas distributions conduits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Assignee: Tetra Alfa Holdings S.A.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Reil, Ulrich Deutschbein, Gerd Knobloch, Udo Liebram
  • Patent number: 5201163
    Abstract: A method of producing a package for fluids made of a synthetic plastic material, in which a strip of the material is shaped to form two rows of tub-shaped containers which are filled, sealed, pairs of them being folded together to form a single container, and welded closed into a single container.In a particular preferred embodiment, two plastic webs are first brought together continuously and sealed along outer edges, to form a tube, with the tube then being filled from above, with thereafter transverse seals provided between pairs of adjoining tub-shaped containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Assignee: Tetra Pak Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Reil, Ulrich Deutschbein, Gerd Knobloch, Udo Liebram
  • Patent number: 5199618
    Abstract: Described is a pouring device of plastic material for fitting to the hole of a flowing medium pack, wherein the pouring device (10) has a portion (20) which is openable by means of a tearing line (25). So that packs of widely different configurations and consisting of a wide range of different materials can be produced in such a way as to be sealed and easily openable, the pouring device (10) has at least a bottom portion (20) and a closure portion (21) which are pivotally movably connected together by way of a hinge (22), wherein the tearing line (25) is disposed in the bottom portion (20).The process for the production of such a pouring device is characterised in that a series of blanks which are arranged in succession in a flat condition and which are in line-wise contact with each other are formed from an endless web of plastic material which can be subjected to deep drawing, and rolled up to form a coil, and the blanks are separated off prior to fitting to the hole in the pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1993
    Assignee: Tetra Alfa Holdings S.A.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Reil, Ulrich Deutschbein, Gerd Knobloch, Udo Liebram
  • Patent number: 5191988
    Abstract: A pack for flowable contents, the pack having side walls which together from a tube, two end walls, one of which is an essentially flat bottom wall and the other of which is an essentially flat top wall and having a closable hole wherein the pack consists of plastic material, characterized in that a seam standing out from the side walls of the pack encompasses the pack, and lies in a plane which is disposed so that it is parallel to the longitudinal central axis of the tube, that the seam is arranged so that it extends in a depression in the region of the bottom and top wall, and that a part of the depression in the top wall surrounds the pouring device.The pack may further include a closable pouring device for the hole, which pouring device is disposed within an outer coutour of an end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1993
    Assignee: Tetra Pak Holdings S.A.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Reil, Ulrich Deutschbein, Gerd Knobloch, Udo Liebram
  • Patent number: 5158786
    Abstract: An apparatus for deep drawing a bowl from a blank of deep-drawable plastic material is provided comprising deep drawing tools, and cooperating jaws including an outside heating jaw and a forward feed heating jaw. The deep drawing tools and cooperating jaws are movable relative to each other to advance a blank of deep-drawable material for preheating, forming, and deep drawing a bowl open at one end therefrom. The outside heating jaw includes at least one outside suction plate to retain the blank, and intermittently moves in a first direction into and out of cooperating relationship with the forward feed heating jaw. The deep drawing tool also intermittently moves parallel to the first direction into and out of cooperating relationship with the forward feed heating jaw. The forward feed heating jaw includes a plurality of main suction plates secured to a heatable carrier to retain and heat the blank as it advances thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Assignee: Tetra Pak Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Reil, Ulrich Deutschbein, Gerd Knobloch, Udo Liebram
  • Patent number: 5158209
    Abstract: Described is a package for flowable media and having tube-like side walls (1, 1'), bottom and top walls (6, 6') and a closable pourer (7); all parts of the pacakage consists of synthetic plastics material. For more competitively priced production, ease of stacking and a reliable sealing-tight and yet easily opened closure, according to the invention two tub-shaped parts (I, II), each forming an entire side wall (3'), two oppositely disposed and adjacent half side wall parts (1'), a half bottom part and a half upper wall part (6') with a half pourer device (7 to 9), are in each case sealed and connected to each other individually by a synthetic plastics film which rests on and projects outwardly beyond the rim (13) in the form of a web (15), and in that the cylindrical edge (8) of the pourer device (7) extends beyond the web (15) of the synthetic plastics film (14) onto both tub-shaped parts (I, II) and in that the thickness of the synthetic plastics film is 0.01 to 0.5 times and preferably substantially 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Assignee: Tetra Pak Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Reil, Ulrich Deutschbein, Gerd Knobloch, Udo Liebram
  • Patent number: 5143280
    Abstract: A liquids package is described which has, formed by a longitudinal sealing seam, a tube at the ends of which bottom and top (4) are provided, of which the top (4) consists partially of thermoplastics synthetic material with no carrier material, is injection moulded along the top edge of the tube and comprises a pourer device (3), the tube consisting of synthetic plastics coated carrier material, the integrally moulded top (4) comprising at least three corners and, enclosing an angle, two planes of which the first plane of the top is parallel with the plane of the bottom while the second plane is at least partially formed from the tube material and is connected to a handle (5) having an upper horizontal (9) and a rear vertical web (10) diametrically opposite the pourer edge (7) and which engage around the handle aperture and which is connected to the top (4) and which together therewith is integrally moulded on the second plane within the parallelepiped outer contours of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: Tetra Pak Holdings S.A.
    Inventor: Wilhelm Reil
  • Patent number: 5142843
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a package (1) which is filled with a flowable medium and which comprises a tube (3), a bottom and a top wall (2) of shapeable synthetic plastics material in which the package (1) formed by shaping and the action of heat is filled, sealed and carried away is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: Tetra Pak Holdings S.A.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Reil, Ulrich Deutschbein, Gerd Knobloch, Udo Liebram