Adjunct Comprising Provision To Secure Cover Patents (Class 53/138.1)
  • Patent number: 10654601
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a device of managing a set (42) of lids, stacked and inserted in a packaging, including the steps of pressing said set (42) and displacing it, with a transport device (1), keeping the lids in the packaging; pressing a second portion (44) of the set (42) with a handle (23); moving the handle (23) so as to take at least a part of the second portion (44) towards the first portion (43); displacing the handle (23) so as to place the second portion (44) against the first portion (43); immobilizing the second portion (44) against the first portion (43) with an immobilizing device (9); opening the handle (23) and moving it away from the set (42). The invention also relates to a system for producing palletized sets of lids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Bruno Leonardo Giublin, Guilherme Kisseloff Coracini, Tales Gustavo Vieira
  • Publication number: 20150020480
    Abstract: A method and system for automatic filling are provided. The system includes a drive assembly and a source of bladders to be filled wherein the bladders are joined in serial arrangement to a feeding web. The web is configured to be moved through the system using the drive assembly. The system further includes a nozzle configured to receive a flow of filling fluid and direct the flow of fluid into each bladder in turn and a closure device positioned proximate the nozzle wherein the closure device is configured to secure each bladder when filled such that each bladder remains filled after discharge from the system. The system also includes a trigger assembly configured to activate the closure device at a predetermined level of filling of each bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Jerome Anzio HARRIS, Suzanne Marie MILLS-WINKLER, Maureen Ann MCHALE
  • Publication number: 20140069064
    Abstract: There is described a heating induction sealing device for forming a seal in a packaging material comprising an electrically conductive element and advancing, in use, along a first direction; the sealing device comprises at least one inductive element; inductive element comprises a first and second leg within which alternate currents flow, in use, in opposite direction; first leg is configured to induce, in use, a first portion of an eddy current within an area to be sealed of packaging material; second leg faces first leg along a second direction; second leg is configured to induce, in use, a second portion of eddy current within area to be sealed of packaging material; first and second leg have a length in a third direction parallel, in use, to first direction and transversal to second direction; first and second leg are nonsymmetrical with respect to third direction, so that seal is formed as continuous along second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Fabrizio Sighinolfi, Andrea Babini, Pietro Monari
  • Patent number: 8650837
    Abstract: A product roll packaging apparatus includes a transfer unit for lifting and transferring a product roll from a conveyor, a wrapping unit for wrapping a protective sheet around the roll and attaching an end thereof with an adhesive tape, a protective sheet supply unit for cutting off the sheet from a sheet roll and supplying it along a protective sheet path line to the wrapping unit, and a tape supply unit for supplying the tape to the end of the cut sheet. The transfer unit includes a position correcting mechanism for establishing a reference line depending on the roll size, and bringing a reference end face of the roll into alignment with a vertical plane including the reference line. The protective sheet supply unit includes an edge position control mechanism for bringing a reference edge of the sheet into alignment with the reference line corresponding to the roll size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Fumio Watanabe, Tsutomu Tada, Nobuyasu Akiyoshi, Yasushi Kikuchi, Toshiaki Kenmotsu
  • Publication number: 20120240525
    Abstract: A shrink band application machine includes a conveyor system for packaging to apply a heat shrinkable band that can provide evidence of tampering. The machine allows the placement of shrink bands on randomly spaced and randomly shaped containers in the same run. In one embodiment, the invention utilizes single wound film for form the shrink band and avoids the need stock and setup the system for different shapes or sizes of shrink bands to accommodate different sizes and shapes of containers. Some embodiments of the invention can utilize single wound film and create a shrink film band buy fusing or sealing together two webs of single wound film around the container. This eliminates the need to change from one shrink tube size to another when changing the size of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Wayne C. Summerford
  • Patent number: 7854103
    Abstract: Pivotable clipper assemblies for attaching at least one closure clip to a product held in netting include a pivotable clipper mechanism having a clipper body configured to deliver clips to a clip window and attach the clips to netting and a first cutting cartridge mounted to the pivotable clipper mechanism. The first cutting cartridge includes: (a) a knife; (b) an actuation cylinder with a rod in communication with the knife that advances and retracts the knife; and (c) an anti-rotation block attached to a rear of the knife intermediate the knife and rod to inhibit the knife and rod from rotating, wherein, in operation, the first cutting cartridge pivots with the clipper mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Tipper Tie, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel D. Griggs, Dennis J. May, William M. Poteat, Derek L. Brown, David R. Gupton
  • Publication number: 20090277131
    Abstract: A clamp device clamps together two panels having aligned receiving holes, and includes a tubular wall adapted to be inserted into the aligned receiving holes and having a through hole, first and second abutment plates connected hingedly and oppositely to the tubular wall within the through hole, first and second clamping plates projecting transversely and respectively from the first and second abutment plates, two resilient arms projecting from the second abutment plate and respectively having engaging ends, and a locker having two groove sidewalls formed on the first abutment plate and confining a groove therebetween. The clamping plates move away from each other to a clamping position when the abutment plates abut against the tubular wall. The groove receives and locks the engaging ends when the abutment plates abut against the tubular wall, thereby locking the clamping plates in the clamping position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Chien-Hua HUNG, Kai-Ting CHUANG, Chih-Hung LIU, Yea-Jye HOU
  • Publication number: 20090193757
    Abstract: In order to produce tobacco bags from sheet material having a pocket and a fold-over flap and a tape as closure means, the tape is applied (as are possibly further applications) to a continuous sheet-material web (22) for producing the bags by transversely directed severing cuts. The procedure here is such that the sheet-material web (22) is provided in the first instance, by folding, with a continuous web leg and then with transversely directed connecting seams in the region of the web leg, and thereafter the tape is applied to the sheet-material web prepared in this way. Bags (10) provided with a tape are then severed from the sheet-material web. The tapes are applied to the sheet-material web (22) in the region of an application station (30). Following this, the bags (10) are severed in a severing station (27).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventor: Burkard Roesler
  • Publication number: 20090193766
    Abstract: A system for closing tamper-resistant containers, each container having a base portion, a sidewall extending upward from the base portion, and a lid having a peripheral groove on an upper surface of the lid. The system comprises a substantially planar surface supporting the base portion of the container and a sealing mechanism having a lower surface with a peripheral flange configured to engage the peripheral groove of the lid of the container and to exert a closing force on the lid in a direction perpendicular to the planar surface to seal the container by attaching the lid to the sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: Inline Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Dyke, Meeca Schroeter, Stephen H. Soracco
  • Publication number: 20080141621
    Abstract: In a method and related capsule filling machine for producing sealed capsules (C), each defined by a body (1) coupled with a lid (2), the capsule body (1) is filled with a quantity or dose (3) of material, especially pharmaceutical material in liquid or powder form, and the capsule (C) is closed by placing the lid (2) over the body (1) so that their respective annular ends (1a, 2a) overlap. A sealing substance is applied to at least one of the overlapped ends (1a, 2a) of the capsule body (1) and lid (2) before the capsule (C) is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Caterina Funaro, Roberto Trebbi
  • Patent number: 6851249
    Abstract: A packaging machine and method are provided for wrapping, folding and taping a flexible photoconductive belt loop to prevent light from shocking such photoconductive belt loop during shipping and during loading into a machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: John J. Darcy, III, David W. Martin, Michael S. Roetker, James F. Dildine, Jr., Moritz P. Wagner, J. Stephen Olesiuk
  • Publication number: 20040093832
    Abstract: A work cell has an inbound portion and an outbound portion. The inbound and outbound portions are angled relative to each other, at approximately 135°. The inbound portion is comprised of an inbound cradle to facilitate the loading of items within containers. The outbound portion has a processing region comprised of a fastening device to secure the containers in a closed condition. The fastening device has at least one alignment device to facilitate the alignment of the containers with the fastening device. The fastening and alignment devices may be positioned to accommodate containers of different sizes. The outbound portion also has a labeling region with an outbound cradle to facilitate the application of labels to an exterior of the containers. The work cell is equipped with numerous ergonomic devices facilitating the storage and placement of items useful in the operation of the work cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventor: David W. Ringel
  • Publication number: 20040083681
    Abstract: Waste disposal device including a container defining a waste storage chamber and a cartridge arranged in the container and containing a length of flexible tubing for encapsulating waste packages. A retention mechanism is arranged in the container to hold the waste package. A rotation mechanism is provided to cause relative rotation between the cartridge and the retention mechanism in order to form a twist above a waste package when the waste package is being held by the retention mechanism and thereby encapsulate the waste package in the tubing. Encapsulation of the waste package prevents the release of odors from the waste package and thus, the invention provides a convenient and sanitary disposal of the waste packages. A series of encapsulated waste packages is thus created in the container, each package contained within a portion of the tubing and sealed at each end by the twisting process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventor: David M. Stravitz
  • Publication number: 20040025469
    Abstract: An apparatus for packaging an article in a wrapping of a sheet material surrounding the article and closed in a fantail configuration, comprising:
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Pier Carlo Scaliti, Giovanni Sobrero
  • Publication number: 20030163975
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for covering a flower pot with a sheet of material. The apparatus includes a supporting platform, a pot receiving opening formed through the supporting platform, a forming member concentric with the pot receiving opening, a bonding material applicator, and a printing and/or label applicator. The forming member is designed and disposed such that upon insertion of the flower pot and the sheet of material into the pot receiving opening the forming member presses the sheet of material against an outer peripheral surface of the flower pot. The bonding material applicator is designed or disposed so as to apply a bonding material to the sheet of material for bonding the sheet of material to the flower pot. The printing and/or label applicator is designed and disposed so as to apply printing and/or a label to the sheet of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 6543200
    Abstract: A device for and method of robotically crating objects, such as consumer goods, being capable of securing an upstanding enclosure to a recyclable pallet having structural uprights. The device conveys a pallet and enclosure assembly into a work station, installs a number of threaded fasteners into predetermined locations in the top and two adjacent sides of the assembly, rotates the assembly one-hundred eighty degrees, installs fasteners into the two remaining sides, rotates the assembly back to the initial position, and conveys the secured crate assembly out of the work station. The device includes the ability to detect the number of times a recyclable pallet has been used, and to adjust the exact locations of fasteners accordingly, thereby assuring that new fasteners are always installed into an unused fastener location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: ABB Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent J. Panzarella, Robb W. Roloff
  • Patent number: 6536500
    Abstract: Banknotes are placed for transportation purposes in cassettes comprising a container and a hinged lid, made secure by applying a seal composed of two parts that can be coupled non-releasably and are provided with latch elements appearing as curved teeth positioned to locate in the holes of lugs associated with the container and with the lid. The seals, loaded into a magazine with the two parts spread, are fed and applied to the cassettes by a unit comprising a clamp assembly with retaining pins designed to pick up the seals from an outlet of the magazine and transfer them to a gripper head presenting a pair of arms by which the two parts are taken up and restrained; the arms are mounted to respective pivots on the gripper head so that when the head is made to assume a final operating position adjacent to the lugs on the cassette, the arms can be rotated toward one another, causing the two parts of the seal to couple together with the curved teeth engaging the holes of the lugs, securing the cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Currency Systems International
    Inventors: Armando Neri, Paul Gray
  • Patent number: 6363696
    Abstract: An automatic packaging machine for forming and filling a latching flip-top box uses a two part mandrel which are joined by a hinge. One of the two hinged parts has a roller thereon for following a cam track having a quarter turn spiral therein. As the roller follows the spiral causing one hinged part to move through a quarter turn causing the flip-top to fold over and be formed. A somewhat loose tab on the top edge of the bottom of the box is a latch tab which is caught when the flip-top folds over.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Tisma Machinery Corporation
    Inventor: Petar Tisma
  • Publication number: 20010000558
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed providing a container lidding and sealing apparatus in an aseptic processing apparatus. A lid sterilization apparatus supplies sterilized lids in a daisy chain to each bottle top. A heat sealing apparatus seals each lid to each bottle top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Publication date: May 3, 2001
    Inventor: Thomas D. Taggart
  • Patent number: 6195959
    Abstract: An automatic packaging machine for forming and filling a latching flip-top box uses a two part mandrel which are joined by a hinge. One of the two hinged parts has a roller thereon for following a cam track having a quarter turn spiral therein. As the roller follows the spiral causing one hinged part to move through a quarter turn causing the flip-top to fold over and be formed. A somewhat loose tab on the top edge of the bottom of the box is a latch tab which is caught when the flip-top folds over.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Tisma Machinery Corporation
    Inventor: Petar Tisma