Agitating Means Associated With Receiver Conveyer Patents (Class 141/78)
  • Patent number: 10052837
    Abstract: A machine for forming a container from a blank of sheet material including a glue panel and an overlap panel includes a frame, a mandrel mounted to the frame, a glue panel folder assembly, and a glue panel presser assembly. The mandrel has an external shape complimentary to an internal shape of at least a portion of the container. The glue panel folder assembly includes an actuator and a glue panel folding member operatively coupled to the actuator. The actuator is configured to cause the glue panel folding member to move in a curvilinear path of motion, contact the glue panel, and move the glue panel into at least partial contact with the mandrel. The glue panel presser assembly is configured to press the overlap panel into face-to-face contact with the glue panel to form a manufacturer joint of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Graham, Amer Aganovic, Claudio D'Alesio
  • Patent number: 8460596
    Abstract: A process for the production of a core that can be used for the manufacturing of a part that is made of composite material, whereby the core consists of at least one powdered and/or granular product (16), includes introducing the at least one powdered and/or granular product (16) by vibrating it in an outer envelope (14) placed in a device (18) having a cavity that is delimited by a wall (20) whose geometry is adapted to that of the core to be produced and flattening the outer envelope (14) against the wall (20), characterized in that vibrations are emitted slightly above the fill level during filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Thomas Le Hetet, Florian Musseau, Frédérick Cavaliere
  • Patent number: 8191587
    Abstract: A dosage-dispensing device for dosage material in powder- or paste form includes a holder device and at least one receiving device. At least one dosage-dispensing unit can be set into, as well as removed from, this receiving device. The dosage-dispensing device further includes at least one actuator whose action is directed at the receiving device. The receiving device is pivotably supported on the holder device with the freedom of performing a pendulous movement. The actuator can generate oscillatory pendulous movements of the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Paul Luechinger, Marc Zehnder, Eduard Fringeli
  • Patent number: 8017091
    Abstract: A device consisting of a low-RPM motor wherein the motor spins a flat disk, a peg is attached to the disk, a stationary spring armature wherein the peg can activate the stationary spring armature as the disk rotates, and a tube containing beads in a fluid positioned in a top plate wherein the spring armature can contact the tube. This device can further include a soft closed-cell foam top mounted on the top plate wherein the tube is inserted and maintained by the foam in such a way as to allow for slight motion of the tube induced by the contact by the spring armature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Turan A. Kayagil, Julie A. Richardson
  • Patent number: 5762113
    Abstract: Volumetric container filling apparatus comprises a revolving carousel including a product bowl provided with a plurality of openings, volume-defining tubular sections provided with sliding gates and pedestals for supporting containers to be filled. A tubular extension extends below each sliding gate. A vibrating cam imparts a vibration in a vertical direction to the pedestals and any container disposed on a pedestal. A container chuck engages an upper edge of a container on a pedestal. The container chuck and tubular extension together define an enclosed collection area for temporarily retaining product while the contents of the container is settled by the vertical vibration. The carousel further includes a vibrating outer cup in each opening of the product bowl to reduce bridging which tends to occur with low density product. Each outer cup is connected by means of vertically-extending rods to a corresponding container chuck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Voll Tech Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Ricossa, Rhys D. Thompson
  • Patent number: 5271439
    Abstract: A system for unloading powdered or granular materials from a container made of flexible material, the system including a line supplying compressed gas to the interior of the container to fluidize the material in the container, and a delivery conduit which may be attached to the container for delivering fluidized material from the container. A pair of arms are movable between a first position in which they are spaced from the container and a second position in which they engage and squeeze the container. Vibrators are provided for vibrating the container. The action of the arms and the vibrators facilitates unloading by breaking up clumps of the material in the container and preventing the formation of air pockets and material bridging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Assignee: Semi-Bulk Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles S. Alack
  • Patent number: 4871001
    Abstract: A device for filling a container with a highly viscous fluid substance comprises a tank for receiving the fluid substance of high viscosity; a communicating tube provided with a mechanism for discharging the substance in a constant flow rate and in communication with the tank; a filling nozzle connected to the discharging side of the communication tube and disposed so that a downward oriented discharge outlet thereof is positioned just above a path of a conveyor for transporting containers; an arm having an upper portion and a lower portion and to which the filling nozzle provided with a spool is mounted on the lower portion thereof; a horizontal axle supporting the arm in a freely rotatable and reversible manner at the upper portion thereof; and a mechanism for vibrating the arm on the horizontal axle serving as the vibration center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Assignee: House Food Industrial Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masao Nobuta, Tetsuya Iuchi
  • Patent number: 4705221
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for the quantitative continuous feeding of iodine by inputting iodine into a hopper under sealed conditions, connecting the lower part of the hopper with a reactor under sealed conditions, having a valve to open and close the passage and installing a quantitative meter to determine the quantity of iodine and feed a constant quantity of iodine to the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1987
    Assignee: Ise Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Muneo Isayama, Shoichi Midorikawa
  • Patent number: 4364790
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with manufacturing board from a fluid evolutive product, such as a plaster and water mixture. The process comprises pouring upon a conveyor a fluid evolutive product, such as a plaster and water mixture, contained in storage above the conveyor, through a transverse, parallel slit into which the product is introduced in continuous process through a number of nozzles which discharge into the storage product mass. A reinforcement may be introduced into the poured product. The invention offers as well mechanism for the implementation of the process and products manufactured by the process. Typically the invention is applied to plaster board manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1982
    Assignee: Saint Gobain Industries
    Inventors: Adrien Delcoigne, Jacques Lanneau
  • Patent number: 4363341
    Abstract: An apparatus for continuously metering soil into moving containers is provided. Two synchronated rotating bladed wheels dispense soil from a hopper into flats of pots moving on a conveyor in a coordinated manner beneath the wheels. The hopper is vibrated by impingement of the wheel blades against the lower portion of the hopper and the containers are agitated by movement of a frame against the conveyor underside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1982
    Inventor: Calvin F. Powell
  • Patent number: 4193430
    Abstract: A system for filling generally cylindrical barbell weight shells with a relatively viscous slurry of cementitious material comprises a roller conveyor which transports a plurality of carriers each supporting a plurality of barbell weight shells thereon through a plurality of stations. At a lubricating station, the exterior of the shells is coated with a light film of oil to facilitate subsequent cleaning thereof. At a filling station, a dispensing hopper having a plurality of downwardly projecting nozzles dispenses the cementitious slurry into the shells. Each of the carriers is positioned beneath the hopper, the shells thereon are aligned with the nozzles, and a lift table lifts the shells off of the roller conveyor into engagement with the nozzles. Vibratory and agitator devices induce the flow of the slurry from the hopper into the shells under the influence of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1980
    Assignee: Diversified Products Corporation
    Inventors: Forrest H. James, Jr., Ira J. Silberman
  • Patent number: 4142560
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a machine which is adapted to fill a line of containers passing through a filling zone. The machine includes apparatus for delivering material to the containers which is arranged compactly yet is easily accessible for maintenance and cleaning. The material delivery apparatus includes a hopper located at the outlet end of the machine and an inclined endless belt conveyor extending upwardly from the hopper to a discharge location laterally spaced from and above the line of containers to be filled. The conveyor belt has flights which pick up portions of material from the hopper and deliver the portions to a shaker tray mounted for reciprocation offset and parallel to the line of containers. The shaker tray has a diagonal discharge edge for uniformly distributing an elongated flow of the material to a lower shaker tray mounted for reciprocation transversely to the line of containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1979
    Assignee: Solbern Corp.
    Inventor: Bernard C. Eisenberg
  • Patent number: 4084626
    Abstract: An automatically operational net weight filling machine having a plurality of similar but independently adjustable operational stations which conveyably receive from a bulk storage source a loose and flowable dry particulate material, measures out an adjustably predetermined net weight amount of that material into a net weight receptacle enclosed within a chamber provided with a selected atmosphere, and then dispenses the net weight amount of that material from the net weight receptacle into an evacuated container such as a bottle or the like, wherein the respective containers are also automatically delivered to and discharged from the machine after net weight filling thereof with the subject material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1978
    Inventor: Alfred T. King
  • Patent number: 3994321
    Abstract: A transfer type of product filling machine includes a stationary deadplate positioned under a moving line of openbottom transfer receptacles. Containers moving in a separate line under the deadplate in synchronism with the line of transfer receptacles are progressively filled as the transfer receptacles pass over either a continuously tapered or a stepped termination of the deadplate to prevent bridging of loose materials or individual items across the container openings by abrupt dumping of the materials into the containers. The stepped type of deadplate termination also facilitates exact count filling of a single container from a plurality of intermediate receptacles, each holding an integral fraction of the total count fill, and speeds the filling operation by providing a plurality of filling locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1976
    Assignee: Solbern Corporation
    Inventor: Bernard C. Eisenberg
  • Patent number: 3968818
    Abstract: Apparatus for loading trays with a single layer of prunes or other articles including a series of conveyors for moving the trays in sequence under a feed mechanism, the conveyor under such feed mechanism being vibrated so that the prunes are spread evenly in a compact layer on the tray on such vibrating conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1971
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1976
    Assignee: Sunsweet Growers, Inc.
    Inventor: Alfred W. Gerrans