With Contents Treating Patents (Class 53/111R)
  • Patent number: 6135120
    Abstract: A device (1) for packaging finely divided, moistened tobacco material in individual portion packages, comprising a means (2) for feeding the material into pockets (4) formed in a rotary portioning wheel (3) for portioning the material into portions. The device further comprises at least one compression means (10, 11, 12) for compressing these portions, a unit (23, 27) for advancing a packaging material (17) in synchrony with the compressed portions, at least one means (14, 15, 16) for discharging the portions from the pockets and advancing them the packaging material, and a unit (28, 29, 30, 31, 33) for forming individual portion packages from the discharged portions and the packaging material. At the intended point of discharge of the portions to the packaging material, said material has the form of a tape (17), the compression means (10, 11, 12) being arranged to compress the portions in a direction which differs from the discharging and the feeding directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Swedish Match Sverige AB
    Inventors: Lars Olof Lofman, Kenth Gamhed, Kenneth Ek
  • Patent number: 6112888
    Abstract: A substantially solvent-free molten or fluid desiccant/organic matrix composition is adhered to a package whereby the desiccant is in communication with a compartment of the resulting package such that the compartment is desiccated by the desiccant composition. The desiccant composition preferably contains a thermoplastic organic matrix, is heated before it is adhered to the package, and cools after application. In some instances, the desiccant matrix may be adhered to a component of the package contents. The package is preferably non-reclosable and suitable for holding an article such as a drug, medical device or electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: Raymond J. Sauro, James Neil Pryor, Jia-Ni Chu
  • Patent number: 6012268
    Abstract: A method of producing products from polymer materials having a medicamentous depot effect, characterized by the steps of: mixing the starting materials; shaping the mixture into a desired mold; introducing the resultant mold into a protective packaging; and curing and sterilizing the mold in the protective packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Veritas Gummiwerke AG
    Inventors: Werner Schunk, Gerhard Merkmann, Konrad Giessmann, Hans-Josef Ludwig, Wilfried Mertens
  • Patent number: 5960609
    Abstract: Electrostatic phototechnology is used to package microgram quantities of fine powders such as drugs in discrete capsule and tablet form. An electrostatic "image" having a given size and charge density is exposed to ionized drug powder to attract a known amount of drug to the image. The resultant drug "image", is then transferred to a an open ended capsule, a partially formed tablet or edible wafer or belt. The capsule is then sealed, i.e. by capping, or the tablet finished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Microdose Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew L. Abrams, Anand V. Gumaste
  • Patent number: 5956925
    Abstract: A carrier tape suitable for facilitating in-line washing of components for use in pick-and-place operations. The components are loaded into their respective pockets after emerging from one or more forming machines, with the components having lubricant remaining thereon, and are placed into respective pockets of the carrier tape with lubricant remaining on the components. The carrier tape has a plurality of pockets for receiving respective components, with the pockets having washing openings through which cleaning fluid is imparted to the components and allowed to drain from the pockets as the pockets are passed through washing and drying stations. After being washed and dried, a cover strip is detachably adhered to the carrier tape to maintain the components in their respective pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: BMI, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Raymond Ruble, III
  • Patent number: 5941050
    Abstract: Single station apparatus and processing procedures for packaging production-tonnage coils of flat-rolled sheet metal so as to provide protection from (i) packaged atmosphere, (ii) ambient atmosphere, and (iii) changing ambient atmospheric conditions. Such coil is positioned centrally of such single station apparatus for integrated polymeric stretch-film encapsulation of such wound coil and for securing such coil to a pallet. A centrally-located support of such structure enables pivotal circumscribing movement of a power-driven source of polymeric stretch-film with provisions for control of stretch-film tension. A pallet-mounted sheet metal coil, with its central axis vertically-oriented and with bottom and top planar surfaces protected, is circumferentially wound free of any requirement for movement of pallet or coil so as to encapsulate such coil, in effect, providing hermetic sealing of the coil. And the encapsulated coil is affixed to such pallet by continuous-length polymeric stretch-film wrapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Weirton Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Tony Georgetti, Jerry L. Mullens
  • Patent number: 5830810
    Abstract: A plasma sterilizable fabric which is subjected to charging, for example electrostatic charging, is provided. Plasma sterilizable fabrics may include nonwovens and laminate nonwovens. The plasma sterilizable fabrics may also be treated with an antistatic material before or after subjecting the same to charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Bernard Cohen
  • Patent number: 5768859
    Abstract: A process for packaging coffee, which includes a grinding phase of the coffee coming from silos, a forming phase for forming flexible or semi-rigid containers and a phase for filling such containers with the coffee and subsequent sealing of the pack, in which, during the container forming phase, the containers are preliminarily filled with gas and, at the same time, closed at their top, in such a way as to be able to be opened again immediately before filling. The filling takes place in an atmosphere controlled by a flow of gas, wherein the gas for preliminarily filling the containers and/or for controlling the atmosphere during the container filling phase is drawn from a coffee grinding plant. An installation for putting such process into effect is also proofed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Inventor: Luigi Goglio
  • Patent number: 5752358
    Abstract: A device for coating film passing through a continuous film dispensing head on a coil wrapping machine with a liquid formulation, such as a vapour phase corrosion inhibitor, is described. The formulation is delivered from a reservoir to an applicator bar which is urged into contact with the passing film. Flow of formulation can be established or interrupted while the film is enshrouding the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Chadwick Engineering Limited
    Inventor: Dennis P. Chadwick
  • Patent number: 5715646
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for aseptically producing, harvesting and packaging a pharmaceutical product. A section of the apparatus includes an aseptic reactor and structure for introducing a reactant thereinto so that a reaction can be conducted for the purpose of producing a pharmaceutical product. The pharmaceutical product is subsequently introduced into a filter/dryer for the purpose of recovering the pharmaceutical product. Thereafter, the filtered/dried pharmaceutical product is delivered to a hammer mill for delumping or a micronizing mill for calibration and sizing the recovered product to produce a final powdered product. Thereafter, the final powdered product is introduced into a dosing device and aseptically introduced into a transportable bin. The small bins are encased inside of a sterile bag for transport and further aseptic handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Pharmacia & Upjohn Company
    Inventor: Daniel P. Smekens
  • Patent number: 5699649
    Abstract: Electrostatic phototechnology is used to package microgram quantities of fine powders such as drugs. An electrostatic "image" having a given size and charge density is exposed to ionized drug powder to attract a known amount of drug to the image. The resultant drug "image", is then transferred to a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Inventors: Andrew L. Abrams, Anand V. Gumaste
  • Patent number: 5613343
    Abstract: Electronic components are held in first holding portions distributed along a peripheral edge portion of a first rotor, which in turn is intermittently rotated to provide the electronic components with markings. Then, ink providing the markings is cured on a supply track extending from the first rotor toward a second rotor. The electronic components held by the second rotor are successively supplied into cavities of a receiving tape along intermittent rotation of the second rotor. An apparatus for providing the markings comprises a printing plate having printing surfaces, a platen for supporting the electronic components, and a back support, elastically displaceably holding the platen, which can approach to and separate from the printing surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Inoue, Hiroyuki Kanitani
  • Patent number: 5596865
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for removing tablets or pills or the like issuing from a tablet or pill press and processing them further in a plurality of containers (125, 126, 127) standing cramped on a restricted area. After leaving the tablet or pill press, the tablets or pills are conveyed upwards and, by gravity alone without the application of further energy, pass from top to bottom through an oblique deburring and dust-removing station (12) and a distributing guide (15) to divide the flow of tablets or pills into two partial streams which are taken to either a metal testing device (18) or a tablet or pill testing device (19) with a sample collector (22); the tablets or pills found to be faultless are taken further by gravity to a belt conveyor (107, 112) which takes the tablets or pills to and inserts them in a predetermined container (125, 126, 127).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Inventor: Norbert Kramer
  • Patent number: 5591294
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing and storing a recording sheet, a coating solution is coated on at least one surface of a base member and dried and a resulting recording sheet is cut and enclosed in a packaging material. The process from drying to enclosing is carried out in an atmosphere having a humidity not exceeding 50% RH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mamoru Sakaki, Miyuki Fujita, Yasuyuki Ishii
  • Patent number: 5365717
    Abstract: An egg packer apparatus is disclosed having baskets mounted on a transport moveable in a continuous path. The baskets have side-by-side compartments and move from an upright loading position to an inverted position at an unloading station. In the inverted position, the eggs roll along a cover to provide lateral movement of each egg in the direction of its pointed end. The unloading station has chutes to receive only the blunt end half of the egg as it rolls along. The egg drops into the chute blunt end first and then topples forwardly down the chute and drops pointed end downwardly into the egg flat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Inventor: Bruce A. McKinlay
  • Patent number: 5329746
    Abstract: A device for handling molded articles of manufacture, for use in particular with foodstuffs, such as forks or knives, and for placing the articles into protective bags or like packaging or wrappings. The device includes robots adapted to grip the molded articles prior to or upon their ejection from a mold and to convey and carry the articles to a machine which packages the articles into the protective bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Inventor: Henri Vulliez
  • Patent number: 5199244
    Abstract: A pillow filling apparatus includes an enclosed housing having an inlet chute for receiving polyester fiber material used as stuffing for the pillow. A pair of pincher rollers feed the fiber material into the housing, and a large fine-toothed roller is mounted adjacent the pinchers such that roller teeth pull and loosen fibers being fed by the pinchers. The large roller rotates at a speed great enough to throw the fibers from the roller into an air chamber. A fan is mounted to one side wall of the housing and produces an air current which is introduced into the air chamber of the housing through an inlet portal and exits the housing through an outlet portal. Fibers thrown by the roller into the air chamber are carried by the air current out of the housing through the outlet portal. A pillow tick is located at the outlet portal of the housing to receive the loosened and fluffed fiber materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1993
    Assignee: Products Unlimited, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott B. Beier, Gary L. Pospisal
  • Patent number: 5174088
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for producing bag-like packs including a continuous strand (17) which is formed from packaging material folded in a V-shape and having transverse seams (15). Prepared portions (21) of fibrous filling material are pushed into pockets (18), open at the side, during the continuous transporting of the strand (17) by the apparatus. Thereafter, the pockets (18) are closed at a longitudinal seam (16) formed during the continuous transporting. The packs are formed by being severed from the strand (17). The strand (17) and the portions (21) are transported by synchronously running endless conveyors, and specifically by a spreading ring (27) and a portion turret (35), respectively. The above-mentioned conveyors are mounted axially parallel to each other such that, with synchronous running, the portions (21) are pushed radially out of the portion turret (35) into the pockets (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1992
    Assignee: Focke & Co.
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Uwe Dreyer
  • Patent number: 5074104
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed case (2) delimits a chamber (7) with an inert atmosphere within which are located a series of product processing and transfer stations (10,14,19,21,22). A product washing means (5,6) forms an inlet lock to the chamber while a product packaging means (23,24,26,30) forms an exit lock from the chambrer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1991
    Inventors: Olivier Desjonqueres, Zsuzsanna Desjonqueres
  • Patent number: 4893659
    Abstract: A filling head apparatus is provided which has an elongated housing which contains valves for regulating flow of a sterilizing medium and for regulating flow of a fluid to be filled in a pack to a filling head space, the filling head space being defined by one end of the housing, and for regulating emptying of sterilizing medium and residual fluid from the filling head space. A first elongated valve which is centrally disposed within the housing and is longitudinally displaceable for regulating the flow of the sterilizing medium to the filling head space. A second elongated valve for regulating the fluid flow to the filling head space circumscribes the centrally disposed first vavle and is capable of coaxial movement with respect to the first valve. An emptying pipe containing the valve for regulating emptying of sterilizing medium and residual fluid from the filling head space is arranged laterally to the housing at the filling head space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Assignee: Nestec S. A.
    Inventor: Willi Loliger
  • Patent number: 4749348
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a continuous method for manufacturing an electret filter medium from dielectric material having an open or porous structure, said method comprising the steps of continuously feeding a web of dielectric material with a substantially closed dielectric foil adjacent to at least one major face thereof into a corona discharge device, reducing the thickness of the web of dielectric material and charging the web of reduced thickness dielectric material by means of a corona discharge and to apparatus for carrying out said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Petrus T. A. Klaase, Jan van Turnhout
  • Patent number: 4662154
    Abstract: A control system for providing a closed loop control circuit between a liquid nitrogen dispenser and apparatus for determining internal pressure within a closed can having liquid nitrogen applied thereto whereby the automatic controlling of the volume of liquid nitrogen dispensed into each can is effected. Control data from a pressure test unit is averaged and the average is compared to a preselected set point and converted into a pulse of a width varying in accordance with the average detected pressure of previously filled cans to control the time of dispensing and thus the volume of dispensed liquid nitrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Continental Can Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary G. Hayward
  • Patent number: 4649695
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing liquid impregnated fabric wipes and packaging the wipes in a container. Fabric material in sheet form is initially passed through a folder to fold the side edge of the sheet, and the folded sheet then travels over a pair of liquid impregnating tubes where liquid is discharged from slots in the tubes against opposite faces of the folded sheet material. After impregnation with the liquid, several sheets are placed together in superimposed form and cut into short lengths to form wipes. The wipes are supported along their side edges by two pair of cooperating endless conveyor belts and as the wipes move along the conveyor, a reciprocating platen moves downwardly between the spaced belts to eject the wipes from the belts onto a conveyor or pack the wipes into a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1987
    Assignee: Meridian Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Bill W. Crouch, William F. Sauer, Kenneth R. Zylka
  • Patent number: 4587793
    Abstract: A novel aseptic process for the preparation of intravenous and other pharmaceutical products, especially parenteral solution is provided as well as the pharmaceutical products produced thereby. The process involves ambient temperature mixing, filtering and filling in special enclosures, the surfaces of which have been rendered free of pathogenic organisms. The enclosures are further provided with sterile air by filtration through high efficiency particulate air filters. Positive pressure sterile air is caused to flow across the enclosure in a unidirectional, substantially lateral flow pattern in a generally diagonal direction, to effect a sweeping of sterile air in a continuous manner through the enclosure. Compounding of ingredients preferably is conducted in a separate enclosure from the filtration and filling processes. The apparatus is free of pathogenic organisms and includes a novel backflow pressure manifold system to control internal pressure exerted in the filtering and filling tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: Home Health Care of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric L. Brennan, Kenneth W. Schawel
  • Patent number: 4583346
    Abstract: Pressurization of containers with liquid nitrogen to impart container strength and content protection is effected by injecting a small quantity of liquid nitrogen before sealing the container by the methods and apparatus including a gas pressure system wherein liquid nitrogen is maintained by control means at a constant pressure with nitrogen gas being separated from liquid nitrogen before dispensing and a recirculating pump pressure system wherein liquid nitrogen from a second of two supplies is pumped through a conduit to a dispensing gun and surplus liquid and gas is returned to the supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1986
    Assignee: National Can Corporation
    Inventor: Toshinori Kameda
  • Patent number: 4557103
    Abstract: A butter-like product is recirculated from a mixing bowl (10) by a recirculating pump (14) until its viscosity is adjusted to the equivalent of 16,000 to 18,000 centipoise at 75.degree. F. The viscosity adjusted butter is pumped through an aerator (22) to a closed holding tank (40). A positive displacement pump (42) recirculates the viscosity adjusted butter from the holding tank, through a recirculating feed line (44) at a preselected pressure, and back to the holding tank. A plurality of packaging machines (C) each include a metering pump (60) which pumps metered amounts of the butter from the recirculating feed line through at least one filling nozzle (62). Sheets of heat-sealable plastic material from rolls (64, 66) are heat sealed (70, 72, 74, 76) into squeeze packets surrounding the metered volumes of butter. A conveyor (100) conveys the filled squeeze packets to a fluid cooling hood (104) in which the squeeze packets are bathed in a cooling fluid, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1985
    Assignee: Sar-A-Lee, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Schwartz, Kenyon L. Cornwell
  • Patent number: 4486488
    Abstract: A composition which is particularly useful in semi-rigid medical supporting bandages comprising10 to 35% zinc oxide2 to 15% cellulose ether10 to 35% glycerin30 to 75% water.The composition is coated onto at least one side of a suitable substrate to form the bandage and is irradiated in order to preserve sterility. Preferably, the radiation would take place after the bandages have been packaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1984
    Assignee: Beiersdorf Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hanns Pietsch, Volker Hohmann
  • Patent number: 4464879
    Abstract: Retractile cords disposed in a U-shaped configuration are arranged about the periphery of a turntable with the ends of each cord adjacent to the peripheral edge being terminated with modular plugs. As a cord having its ends terminated with modular plugs is moved into a last work station, a pickup arm removes the cord. As the plug-ends are moved outwardly from the turntable, a middle section of the U-shaped cord is engaged by a snagging pin that is moved into one portion of a foldable tray to hold the middle section of the cord as the plug ends are moved farther along above the tray. The plugs are released, and the cord retracts and drops into the tray. Then the snagging pin is retracted, and the tray is caused to be folded to form an opening beween portions of the tray. The cord descends through the opening into an open end of a bag formed between two plies of a plastic material. The plies are bonded together adjacent to the open end and the bag is separated from its supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1984
    Assignee: AT&T Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert P. Loesch
  • Patent number: 4424657
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for expediting the carding of jewelry items comprising piercing posts and clutches, such as pierced earrings and the like, particularly where a plurality of pairs of earrings are mounted on a single card. The clutches are vibrated into apertures in a plate member in proper orientation to receive the posts, with the alignment of said apertures registering with openings in the card, whereby when the card is properly positioned on the plate and the posts inserted through the card openings, the posts will frictionally engage the clutches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1984
    Assignee: R. N. Koch, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank V. Lawson, Jr., Joseph C. Dionne
  • Patent number: 4408437
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing liquid impregnated fabric wipes and packaging the wipes in a container. Fabric material in sheet form is initially passed through a folder to fold the side edge of the sheet, and the folded sheet then travels over a pair of liquid impregnating tubes where liquid is discharged from slots in the tubes against opposite faces of the folded sheet material. After impregnation with the liquid, several sheets are placed together in superimposed form and cut into short lengths to form wipes. The wipes are supported along their side edges by two pair of cooperating endless conveyor belts and as the wipes move along the conveyor, a reciprocating platen moves downwardly between the spaced belts to eject the wipes from the belts and pack the wipes into a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1983
    Assignee: Meridian Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Bill W. Crouch, William F. Sauer, Kenneth R. Zylka
  • Patent number: 4334610
    Abstract: A method of storing a solid chlorinating agent with improved storage performance involving placing the solid chlorinating agent and a storage stabilizer such as calcium oxide, trisodium phosphate, magnesium oxide, ferrous oxide, melamine, ammeline or ammelide in a closed container in a manner that the stabilizer contacts the noxious gases in the same container but not with the solid chlorinating agent in the same container. An article for storing the same is composed of a closed container in which the solid chlorinating agent is placed together with the storage stabilizer in such a manner that the gases are brought into contact with the storage stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1982
    Assignee: Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Ota, Toshiki Mori, Tokuyuki Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 4077183
    Abstract: Vaporizers with flat wicks folded into U-shape within open-topped, laterally apertured generally prismatic casings, capped by complementary covers which are vertically slidable thereon to control the escape of a volatile liquid impregnating the wicks, are mass-produced on a plurality of assembly lines each comprising a wick-loading station, an impregnating station, an insertion station and a capping station. The dry and unfolded wicks are successively advanced from their loading station along an upper track past the impregnating station, where they are permeated with the liquid, to the insertion station in which a plunger thrusts each wick through a narrow central slit into an aligned casing waiting on a lower track, the wick being doubled in passing through the slit into the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1978
    Assignee: Firma Globol-Werk GmbH
    Inventor: Fritz VON Philipp
  • Patent number: 4035981
    Abstract: A method of aseptically packaging pre-sterilized foodstuffs is described. The method used `dry` radiation methods for sterilizing packaging material in an aseptic workspace either before or after construction of the container as such. The internal surfaces of the packaging material supplied to the workspace are coated with a radiation resistant lacquer. After sterilization the containers are filled with food such as milk or yoghurt and heat sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1977
    Assignee: Alcan Research and Development Limited
    Inventors: Johannes Braun, Winfried Sturm
  • Patent number: 3942299
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for packaging products such as foodstuffs in which containers are made by heat deforming a band of thermoplastic material in which the band is deformed, the containers are filled, and a metallic cover coated with a thermoplastic material is secured to the filled container in a pressurised environment for example, in the presence of superheated dried steam. The containers are cooled in a connected chamber prior to leaving a housing in which the environment is produced and cutting of the containers from the band and one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1976
    Assignee: Gatrun Anstalt
    Inventor: Jacques Bory