Closing Packages And Filled Receptacles Patents (Class 53/285)
  • Publication number: 20150139772
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for transporting objects, in particular packaging means, said device comprising a continuous conveying section (3) and a plurality of conveying assemblies (40) that circulate on the conveying section (3). Each conveying assembly (40) comprises a first conveying element (4) and a second conveying element (5) and each of said conveying elements (4, 5) can be driven individually and independently of one another. The conveying elements (4, 5) are designed to jointly transport one individual object (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Reinhard Rapp, Ruediger Grabowski, Josef Weis
  • Publication number: 20150107196
    Abstract: A pouch closing station is provided for mechanically closing a pouch having a pressure activated closure system located adjacent a central opening in the pouch. The station has a housing that is open in the front and back ends of the housing. The housing has a slot centrally located across the top of the housing for the passage of a filled open flexible pouch that has been filled with a preselected content. The pouch has an upper portion that is unfilled. The pouch closure system is a pressure activated closure system. A closure guide is located within the housing, below the slot to apply pressure to the pressure activated pouch closure system to close opening in the pouch as the pouch passes along the slot from the pouch entry end to the pouch exit end of the slot in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Hon Sun Jack Lee
  • Patent number: 9003745
    Abstract: A working station for a packaging machine for sealing a package and quickly cutting a top film and a method for operating such a working station. The working station may include a sealing tool upper part, a sealing tool lower part, a sealing frame, a movable cutting tool having a blade for cutting a top film, and at least one energy storage device in operable engagement with the cutting tool and the sealing frame. The at least one energy storage device may be configured for accumulating potential energy upon a relative movement of the sealing frame with respect to the cutting tool. The working station may further include a holding mechanism that is operable to hold the cutting tool to a portion of the working station that is stationary with respect to the cutting tool and the sealing frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Mutlivac Sepp Haggenmueller GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Luciano Capriotti, Lars Ickert
  • Patent number: 8950576
    Abstract: The present invention relates to bags made from medical-grade paper for sterilization, with sterilization-process indicators and pigmented-adhesive-based safety features, which is easy to handle and use and can be used to store materials, more particularly surgical medical material, for sterilization. Such bags are produced using medical-grade paper that is treated on the surface thereof with a microbiocide for sterilization, and, owing to the structure and design thereof, allow safe, rapid handling of the sterilized material placed within, since there are visual indicators that guarantee the hermetic closure and sealing thereof. Furthermore, generally, the invention has printed indicators that change color depending on the sterilization process carried out on the bags and on whether said process was carried out correctly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Albert Pla Andreu
  • Publication number: 20150013278
    Abstract: Process for reducing the height of a box to the level of the apex of the stack of objects therein, wherein horizontal score lines are made at a height substantially equal to that of the apex of the stack of objects and such that the distance between the apex and the top of the box is greater than the half-width of the box. During a phase of simultaneous folding of the upper parts of the two side walls parallel to the length of the box toward the centre thereof, and before the upper edges or ridges of the upper parts meet, the angles of inclination of the upper parts are differentiated with respect to one another so that, when the upper parts meet, the upper edge of one covers the upper edge of the other, the upper parts sliding over one another during the final phase of folding the latter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: B+EQUIPMENT (SAS)
    Inventors: Claude Durand, Frédéric Duffes, Robert Casanova
  • Patent number: 8887479
    Abstract: A medicament-packing unit contains a sheet feeder, a medicament-feeding hopper and a heat-sealing section. The sheet feeder feeds a packing sheet, folded into two in a longitudinal direction, to the heat-sealing section. The medicament-feeding hopper provides a medicament on the packing sheet fed by the sheet feeder. The heat-sealing section seals the packing sheet to pack the medicament provided on the packing sheet. The heat-sealing section contains a horizontal sealing roller, a first drive motor, a vertical sealing roller, a second drive motor, and a motor controller. The horizontal sealing roller seals the packing sheet in a horizontal direction. The first drive motor drives the horizontal sealing roller. The vertical sealing roller seals the packing sheet in a vertical direction. The second drive motor drives the vertical sealing roller. The motor controller controls the first drive motor and the second drive motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Yuyama Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Koike, Masahiko Kasuya, Toru Tanaka, Tomonari Oda, Satoru Ogino
  • Patent number: 8865069
    Abstract: An apparatus for the automated opening/closing of one or more fluid containers is presented. Each container comprises an opening and a cap for closing the opening. The cap is pivotable with respect to the container body so as to open or close the container. A mount and a carriage supported by the mount by a translating mechanism bidirectionally translate the carriage with respect to the mount. The carriage comprises a base portion and a pivoting portion supported by the base portion by a pivoting mechanism that bidirectionally pivots the pivoting portion with respect to the base portion. The pivoting portion has a contact member that contacts a projecting portion of the cap of each of the fluid containers while pivoting the pivoting portion so as to open and optionally close the opening. A drive is coupled to the carriage for translating the base portion and pivoting the pivoting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Raphael Gut, Gottlieb Schacher
  • Publication number: 20140260108
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for making a filled sachet are disclosed. The apparatus comprises a downtube for delivering a content into an end portion of a sock, a sealer positioned proximate to the downtube for sealing the sock at a first seal position such that the content is confined between the first seal position and the end portion of the sock, and a separator positioned proximate to the downtube for separating the sealed portion of the sock from the sock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Designed by M.E., LLC
    Inventors: Tami Deanna Lamp, Chérie Liana Schaible, Stephen John Gaynes, Timothy James Morton
  • Publication number: 20140250832
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device and method for automatic release of a refuse bag from a refuse receptacle. The device and method provided herein substantially eliminates all contact by a user with a filled refuse bag and the unsanitary contents therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Chad V. Ciancio
  • Publication number: 20140237942
    Abstract: A deep-drawing packaging machine that includes a sealing station and a method for changing the sealing frame together with the sealing plate at the sealing station. The sealing station includes a sealing plate and a sealing frame. The sealing plate may be releasably coupled to an upper sealing tool part, and the sealing frame may be slidably removable at a lower sealing tool part. The sealing frame may be slidable on rails. The sealing frame may include one or more centering aids for aligning the sealing plate with respect to said sealing frame during removal thereof. The centering aids may be displaceable underneath a film web by the upper sealing tool part during the clamping of the film web between the sealing frame and the upper sealing tool part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Multivac Sepp Haggenmüller GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Christian Geble
  • Publication number: 20140223861
    Abstract: An easy open bag and method for making the same. A film is fed into a jaw assembly comprising a first seal jaw comprising a blade gap and a second seal jaw comprising a removable insert. The removable insert comprises a blade pin. When the first and second seal jaws are mated, a notch is formed. The film also comprises a score line in the outer layer. Upon tearing the notch the tear propagates along the score line. Thus, the package can be easily opened by initiating a tear at a tear notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Eduard Edwards, Joseph Paul Sagel
  • Publication number: 20140202119
    Abstract: A system for reducing metal and product-in-seal contamination in a package of produce product is provided. The system includes a tube and a flapper gate assembly. The flapper gate assembly is connected to the top of the tube, and includes a pivot and a flapper gate. The pivot is positioned outside the tube. The flapper gate is positioned inside the tube and is connected to the pivot. The flapper gate is configured to regulate product flow in the tube by rotating around the pivot when the pivot is rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: DOLE FRESH VEGETABLES, INC.
    Inventors: Jerry L. CRAWFORD, Bob J. DULL, Robert TARANGO, Stephen C. Jens, Serafin Albarran
  • Publication number: 20140196404
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hold-down device for use in the packaging industry. For example, the hold-down may be used with an apparatus for manufacturing a package. The hold-down may be configured to retain a packaging structure during the evacuation and/or sealing steps of a packaging process. The hold-down may include an elongate member and an attachment assembly. The elongate member may be configured to pivot and/or rotate about its longitudinal axis in response to a force exerted on the packaging structure during an evacuation and/or sealing step of a packaging process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: David Lee Roberts, Michael J. Douglas
  • Publication number: 20140165501
    Abstract: An apparatus for closing a container includes closer stations. Each closer station has a closer tool, a coupling element, and a driver. The coupling element, with height-control, is positively guided to rotate about a machine axis thereof. Additionally, the coupling element, by way of the driver, drives the closer tool in a required vertical motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Matthias Naaber
  • Publication number: 20140150381
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for assembling a packaging combination including a tubular casing having a first end and a second end, wherein the tubular casing is partially filled with filling material and closed at its first as well as its second end by a closure means, like a closure clip, and wherein the partially filled tubular casing comprises a plait-like portion at its first end being at least approximately free of filling material, and further including a dispensing device having a passageway extending through the dispensing device with an inlet opening at its one end and a dispensing opening at its other end for guiding and dispensing the filling material in a dispensing direction. The present invention further relates to a packaging combination comprises a tubular casing, a dispensing device and a sealing device removably attached to the dispensing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: POLY-CLIP SYSTEM GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jürgen Hanten, Francesco Niedecker
  • Patent number: 8739500
    Abstract: A bag neck sealer includes a base. The base includes an installation wheel, a rotary wheel, a press plate, a movable blade unit and a fixed blade unit. The fixed blade unit has a seat. The seat includes a fixed blade and a protective piece thereon. The protective piece is connected with an elastic member to be against one side of the fixed blade opposite to the seat to shield the edge of the fixed blade. Therefore, when the user operates the bag neck sealer, the user's fingers can be protected from the fixed blade through the protective piece, preventing the fingers from being hurt so as to enhance the safety of the bag neck sealer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man Yu Chen
  • Publication number: 20140123598
    Abstract: A device for opening a gas pressure container includes: a rupture disk; and an explosive charge. The rupture disk is configured to seal the gas pressure container in a gas-tight manner. The explosive charge, which is situated in direct contact with a surface of the rupture disk, ruptures the rupture disk in response to an ignition impulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe IBEN, Werner Nitschke
  • Publication number: 20140109513
    Abstract: The following invention relates to a packaging machine with a sealing system comprising a front jaw and a rear jaw which reciprocate between an open-and a sealing-position, respectively, whereas a front jaw comprises two guide shafts which are supported in a frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: GEA FOOD SOLUTIONS WEERT B.V.
    Inventors: Joseph Johan Maria Van Rens, Bruno Gerfried Baumeister, Eric Joseph Elizabeth Houben
  • Patent number: 8701375
    Abstract: A container treatment plant, with a discontinuously working container treatment machine and having a feed conveyor and/or a discharge conveyor each for individual containers, and in the feed conveyor and/or the discharge conveyor, at least two continuously driven, circulating conveyor means supplying each other with individual containers, and where the conveyor means being closer to the discontinuously working container treatment machine in the conveying direction exhibits a closer conveying pitch than the conveying pitch of the conveyor means which is further away. In this manner, a container acceptance and/or transfer interruption caused by the respective cycle standstill of the discontinuously working container treatment machine is compensated by the conveying pitch difference to be able to continuously supply individual containers for the discontinuously working machine or continuously discharge them from the discontinuously working container treatment machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Michael Neubauer
  • Patent number: 8667767
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device and method for automatic release of a refuse bag from a refuse receptacle. The device and method provided herein substantially eliminates all contact by a user with a filled refuse bag and the unsanitary contents therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Chad V. Ciancio
  • Publication number: 20140026520
    Abstract: Apparatus for filling containers having stoppers that are penetrable for filling the containers with a substance, and thermally resealable for thermally sealing the resulting hole. A container support supports at least one such container in a substantially fixed position during filling and resealing. A manifold drivingly mounted over the container support comprises (1) a cartridge including a filling needle for penetrating the resealable stopper and introducing a substance therethrough into the container, a mount for mounting the cartridge on the manifold, and a removable cover releasably coupled to the mount for covering the filling needle during transportation, installation and/or removal of the cartridge from the manifold. The manifold includes a thermal source for heating a penetrated region of the stopper and, sealing the hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Medical Instill Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Medical Instill Technologies, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140013709
    Abstract: A device for adjusting height of a prefabricated package box (1) and for closing the box, wherein the box (1) comprises a forehand made ware filling (4) to a certain height (L) and the box (1) comprises a wall, the thickness of which is not less than 2 mm, wherein the device comprises.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Coen Ceyssens, Hartmut Griese, Henry Hiisila, Jyri Liski
  • Publication number: 20140007545
    Abstract: A container sealing apparatus is provided, comprising a sealing tool having a lower tool half (6) and an upper tool half (6a); a feed lane (3) for transferring one or more containers to and away from means for transferring containers on to the lower tool half of the sealing tool; and a lifting mechanism for moving the lower tool half towards the upper tool half. The container sealing apparatus also comprises an elongate container guide (5) extending along the feed lane and sealing tool to laterally locate containers as they are transported along the feed lane and sealing tool, and control apparatus (2) adapted to adjust the lateral position of at least the part of said container guide extending along said feed lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: ISHIDA EUROPE LIMITED
    Inventors: Lee Michael Vine, Graham Andrew Charles Neale
  • Patent number: 8621827
    Abstract: A sonotrode comprising: a head defining a sealing surface elongated along a first direction; and a first and a second drive unit distinct from one another, each comprising at least one piezo-electric element; wherein first and second drive unit may be electrically fed by an unique generator to cause oscillation of head; the height of head measured along a second direction transversal to sealing surface being substantially equal to half the wavelength of wave oscillating in second direction; at least one slot extending through head transversally to first and second direction; a finite number of nodal points at which amplitude of oscillation of head is substantially equal to zero; and a plane on which at least some nodal points lie and which divides head in a first portion and second portion; the slot extends completely within one only between first and second portion and at a certain distance by plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Ulrich Vögler, Francesco Giordano, Sergio Mancin, Antonio Melandri, Magnus Råbe
  • Publication number: 20130298501
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus. In order to achieve efficient sealing, the apparatus includes a sealing with a plurality of sealing elements arranged generally in a ring configuration around a center opening. Each sealing element includes a sealing surface facing the center opening. At least one chamber is included for receiving sections of the sealing elements. An inlet to a fluid source provides the at least one chamber with fluid in order to generate an overpressure acting on the sections of the sealing elements received in the at least one chamber, and for pressing and moving the sealing surfaces of the sealing elements towards the center opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Jukka NUMMELA, Risto WIDERHOLM, Tatu KUTVONEN
  • Publication number: 20130298502
    Abstract: A sealing apparatus for sealing a travelling packaging film. The sealing apparatus includes a first actuator, a second actuator, a first seal member, a second seal member, a slide rail arrangement, and a linkage coupled to the slide rail arrangement and connecting each of the first and second actuators to the first and second seal member. The first and second sealing members are actuated toward and away from each other between a disengaged position and an engaged position for sealing the travelling packaging film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Detlev D. ANSINN, John Meisner
  • Publication number: 20130269299
    Abstract: A closure device operable to seal a vessel puncture and including a delivery member and a sealant material applicator. The delivery member is insertable through a tissue tract to the vessel puncture. The sealant material applicator is configured to supply a volume of sealant material to the delivery member and includes a housing, a plunger assembly, and at least one container. The housing includes at least first and second chambers, wherein the first chamber carries a first sealant component and the second chamber carries a second sealant component. The container is insertable into the first or second chamber and carries a third sealant component of the sealant material. The sealant material applicator creates flow communication between the container and at least one of the first and second chambers to mix the third sealant component with the first and second sealant components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: St. JUDE MEDICAL PUERTO RICO LLC
    Inventors: Edward E. Parsonage, Zachary J. Tegels, Martha Escobar, Russell D. Terwey, Troy T. White, Timothy M. McGlinch, Bernhard Kaeferlein
  • Publication number: 20130239522
    Abstract: A sealing and pressure dosing apparatus, and container filling method, including a capping machine (102) which receives containers (1). Closures (80) are applied to the containers (1) immediately following the raising of pressure within the containers (1) by a pressure dosing system in a pressure sealing changer (84). Preferably a cooling system is integrated with the capping machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: David Murray Melrose
  • Publication number: 20130227914
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tray sealer comprising a sealing station for sealing trays with a cover film, and a conveyor system for conveying the trays along a conveying path, wherein the conveyor system includes a plurality of pushers each configured for carrying along at least one tray and movable along an endless pusher path. The invention is characterized in that the pushers are movable independently of one another along the pusher path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: MULTIVAC SEPP HAGGENMÜLLER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: MULTIVAC SEPP HAGGENMÜLLER GMBH & CO. KG
  • Publication number: 20130212979
    Abstract: An upper sealing device for a tubular material package is a packaging device for a pillow-type package, comprising a feeder (10), a discharger (11), open end fixing means (20), a retractable part (22), open end sealing means (30), holding means (40), sensors (51) for a carrying plate (42), a controller (50), a package (60) and an object to be packaged (62). The open end sealing means (30) are provided on both sides of the open end fixing means (20), and the holding means (40) is provided below the open end sealing means (30). Discharging outlets (12) are arranged in a row on the discharger (11). Several open end fixing parts (21) are provided on the open end fixing means (20). Several holding parts (41) are provided on the holding means (40). Each discharging outlet (12) opens downwards, and each open end fixing part is provided correspondingly below each discharging outlet. The open end fixing means (20) moves up and down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: SHANGHAI HONGQU ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Weilong Cao
  • Publication number: 20130160401
    Abstract: A bag neck sealer includes a base. The base includes an installation wheel, a rotary wheel, a press plate, a movable blade unit and a fixed blade unit. The fixed blade unit has a seat. The seat includes a fixed blade and a protective piece thereon. The protective piece is connected with an elastic member to be against one side of the fixed blade opposite to the seat to shield the edge of the fixed blade. Therefore, when the user operates the bag neck sealer, the user's fingers can be protected from the fixed blade through the protective piece, preventing the fingers from being hurt so as to enhance the safety of the bag neck sealer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man YU CHEN
  • Publication number: 20130146499
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing and filling containers (1) made of thermoplastic plastic, in which an extruded plastic hose is inserted into an open mold having movable mold parts, mold parts forming the container (1) are closed, the hose being expanded by a pressure gradient acting on the hose in order to form the container (1), preferably in the form of a bellows, and being filled with filling material, and the level of the filling material is raised by reducing container volume in the direction of the container opening, a container closure (5) for the container opening being formed from the hose by closing head jaws of the mold, wherein said method is characterized in that the container (1), preferably in the region of the container closure (5), is formed in such a way that at least one section of the plastic hose remains unclosed for the time being in order to form a venting cannula (3) and in that, when the container volume is reduced, the level of the filling material is raised in such a
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: Bernd Hansen
  • Publication number: 20130140352
    Abstract: A packing carton for packing pouch-type beverage containers stands on two sides, referred to as bottom surfaces, while in the open state and comprises halves which are open at their respective tops. Each bottom surface is delimited on four sides by carton sides, and the halves have a common longitudinal side, which is bent in the middle when in the open state, and comprises stiffening flaps on the transverse sides. The stiffening flaps are extensions on the transverse sides. A machine for closing such a packing carton is also disclosed, as well as a related method for closing the packing carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: INDAG Gesellschaft fur Industriebedarf mbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventor: INDAG Gesellschaft fur Industriebedarf mbH & Co
  • Publication number: 20130133287
    Abstract: An apparatus for closing containers includes a movable closing head for applying closures to the containers and is arranged in the interior of a sterile chamber of the apparatus and arranged to move in a longitudinal direction (L) of the containers to be closed. At least one wall is provided which delimits the sterile chamber, wherein the closing device is arranged on a carrier which is arranged partially inside the sterile chamber and partially outside the sterile chamber, and extends through the wall and moves in the longitudinal direction (L) relative to the wall. Arranged in the interior of the sterile chamber is a first sealing element which is elastic in the longitudinal direction (L) and which seals off from the sterile chamber a region of the outer periphery of the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventor: KRONES AG
  • Publication number: 20130025239
    Abstract: A multi-track tray sealer comprising a lateral tray-contact element which includes a lateral contact surface oriented relative to trays and which is configured such that it is movable in the direction of transport so as to support transport of the trays from a supply conveyor into a sealing tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Multivac Sepp Haggenmüller GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas MADER, Alireza Taghipour
  • Publication number: 20130008132
    Abstract: A sonotrode comprising: a head defining a sealing surface elongated along a first direction; and a first and a second drive unit distinct from one another, each comprising at least one piezo-electric element; wherein first and second drive unit may be electrically fed by an unique generator to cause oscillation of head; the height of head measured along a second direction transversal to sealing surface being substantially equal to half the wavelength of wave oscillating in second direction; at least one slot extending through head transversally to first and second direction; a finite number of nodal points at which amplitude of oscillation of head is substantially equal to zero; and a plane on which at least some nodal points lie and which divides head in a first portion and second portion; the slot extends completely within one only between first and second portion and at a certain distance by plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Ulrich Vögler, Francesco Giordano, Sergio Mancin, Antonio Melandri, Magnus Råbe
  • Publication number: 20120311965
    Abstract: Blade for opening bags (1;2) with pleats (1a,2a), comprising a flat body (10) with a bottom edge (11) and a top part (12) suitable for stable engagement with associated operating means, and a tooth (20) substantially extending in the vertical direction (Z-Z) and connected to the body (10) along the top edge (10c) of each lateral side (10b) of the body (10), a cavity (22) which extends in the vertical direction (Z-Z) and is of suitable width in the longitudinal direction (X-X) being formed between each tooth (20) and the corresponding side (10b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Concetti S.p.A.
    Inventor: Teodoro Concetti
  • Publication number: 20120301357
    Abstract: An apparatus for the automated opening/closing of one or more fluid containers is presented. Each container comprises an opening and a cap for closing the opening. The cap is pivotable with respect to the container body so as to open or close the container. A mount and a carriage supported by the mount by a translating mechanism bidirectionally translate the carriage with respect to the mount. The carriage comprises a base portion and a pivoting portion supported by the base portion by a pivoting mechanism that bidirectionally pivots the pivoting portion with respect to the base portion. The pivoting portion has a contact member that contacts a projecting portion of the cap of each of the fluid containers while pivoting the pivoting portion so as to open and optionally close the opening. A drive is coupled to the carriage for translating the base portion and pivoting the pivoting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Raphael Gut, Gottlieb Schacher
  • Publication number: 20120279171
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a tool arrangement, comprising a tool holder, a tool, and at least one locking device for detachably locking the tool with the tool holder, wherein a counter-tool is provided and the tool holder includes a compressed-air duct. The locking device is designed such that it unlocks as soon as a given pressure has been reached in the compressed-air duct. The disclosure is distinguished by a vent hole which is in fluid connection with the compressed-air duct and is arranged in such a manner that it is not closed until the tool rests upon the counter-tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: MULTIVAC SEPP HAGGENMUELLER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Juergen Praesenz
  • Publication number: 20120272624
    Abstract: A cap securing apparatus for rotating a cap relative to a container. The cap securing apparatus comprises a support base supporting a main support, the main support supporting a plurality of arms, and each of the plurality of arms supporting a rotatable wheel adjacent a remote free end thereof. A drive mechanism supplies drive to at least one of the rotatable wheels, supported by the plurality of arms, for inducing rotation thereof. A cap engagement mechanism moves the wheels from a disengaged first position, in which the wheels are spaced from the cap to be one of capped or uncapped with respect to the container, into an engaged second position in which the wheels engage with the cap for inducing rotation of the cap and one of capping the cap to the container and uncapping the cap from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: KINEX CAPPERS LLC
    Inventors: James ARGERIOU, Lawrence J. QUINLAN
  • Publication number: 20120186201
    Abstract: A device and method for docking a vial with a container is disclosed. A cap may be used to establish fluid communication between the vial and a container. The cap may be positioned within a first aperture in the device which is positioned below a second aperture which is sized to accept the vial. The second aperture may contain a taper so that the vial may automatically center above the piercing aperture of the cap. A notch may be placed adjacent to the first aperture so that the vial and cap may be removed horizontally from the device. A cavity may be positioned below the first aperture to accept at least a portion of a container which may be in fluid communication with the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: HEALTH CARE LOGISTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Doug Clouser, Gary L. Sharpe
  • Publication number: 20120159901
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a working station for a packaging machine for quickly cutting a top film and to a method for operating such a working station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: MULTIVAC SEPP HAGGENMUELLER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Luciano Capriotti, Lars Ickert
  • Publication number: 20120151875
    Abstract: A work station for a packaging machine comprises a tool structure and a tool movable relative to the tool structure by means of a drive. The drive comprises at least one countermagnet which is operatively connectable to an electromagnet and movable relative to the electromagnet. The drive further comprises a mechanism by means of which the movement of the tool is unidirectionally coupled to the relative movement of the countermagnet relative to the electromagnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: MULTIVAC SEPP HAGGENMUELLER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Luciano Capriotti, Elmar Ehrmann
  • Publication number: 20120114432
    Abstract: A pneumatic tube system, including at least one system control module for controlling delivery of a pneumatic carrier through pneumatic tubing. The system includes at least one pneumatic tube station having a sealer, the sealer includes a heating pad and a sealing strip, where the sealer automatically grips the open end within the heating pad and the sealing strip upon insertion of the bag into the system. In one example, the sealer creates a vacuum to extract air from an interior space of the bag. The sealer applies heat to the open end to seal the bag. The system includes at least one pneumatic tube station configured for sending at least one carrier, the at least one sending pneumatic tube station being in signal communication with the at least one system control module, where the at least one carrier is sent through the system by pneumatic tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Fredrick M. Valerino, SR.
  • Publication number: 20120110949
    Abstract: A guide track associated with a capping machine, including a capping head that is adjustable to fit the different formats of bottles. The track has, upstream from and adjacent to the capping head, a telescopic portion having a section rigidly connected to the capping head and movable with the latter, and a stationary section rigidly connected to a general frame. The telescopic portion of the guide track for caps includes side walls, the surface of which is smooth, regardless of the position of the stationary section and the movable section in relation to one another. The stationary section and the movable section are transversely shifted, and guided with regard to one another, by a runner system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventor: Emmanuel Roth
  • Publication number: 20120110956
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for sealing packaging material and a chamber machine or a belted chamber machine for implementation of the method for pre-heating at least one sealing bar to a first temperature in order to facilitate the escape of liquid, preferably
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: MULTIVAC SEPP HAGGENMUELLER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Dietmar Miller
  • Publication number: 20120102880
    Abstract: A plastic container and closure, and system and method of making the same. Container can include a solid bottom end, an outer sidewall extending from solid bottom end, a shoulder portion extending from outer sidewall, and neck portion extending from shoulder portion, forming an open end of container. Solid bottom end includes a circumferential heel portion having a plurality of radially asymmetrical projections and recesses disposed on an outer periphery of the heel portion, the plurality being configured to increase heel portion rigidity while maintaining substantially uniform material thickness. Shoulder portion forms an angle with a plane perpendicular to the container central axis. At an angle of 50° a desirable failure mode may be achieved where the yield strength of the shoulder portion is balanced against that of the heel portion and the outer sidewall to maximize the top load strength of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Lawrence Korpanty, Kevin D. Himes, John E. Denner, David B. Clements, Robert D. Stoolmaker, Thomas J. Atkinson
  • Publication number: 20120102893
    Abstract: A case sealer includes a frame assembly, a top head assembly coupled to move substantially vertically with respect to the frame assembly, and a sensor associated with the top head assembly for sensing a front face and the presence of a case to be sealed. The case sealer also includes a controller for moving the top head assembly substantially vertically when the sensor senses the front face of the case and for preventing the substantially vertical movement of the top head assembly when the sensor senses the presence of the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Anthony J. Sambuca, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120090269
    Abstract: A container comprises a plastic blister with a first planar peripheral edge and a formed, first open-sided volume extending from the plane of the peripheral edge joined with a paperboard tray with a second planar peripheral edge, the paperboard tray having a plurality of panels connected at fold lines and forming a second open-sided volume. The container has means for joining the first planar peripheral edge of the plastic blister and the second planar peripheral edge of the paperboard tray so that the first and second volumes form a combined container volume. The paperboard tray may be a wedge-shaped tray, with greater depth at one end than at the other end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Giaia Lee Ludwig, Scott Niedzwiecki, Danny Corral, Tim Ridley, Vishal Malhotra
  • Publication number: 20120090727
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for filling thin wall food containers, in particular beverage cans, which are eventually closed gas-tight and have an inner pressure that is above ambient pressure for stabilizing the food container. The method includes the steps: providing the food container with an open filling orifice in a filling station; filling the food container in the filling station; covering the filling orifice of the food container with a lid directly after completing the filling process; fixating the lid at the food container without closing the food container gas-tight; and transporting the food container with the filling opening covered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: BALL PACKAGING EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Hundeloh, Georg Janssen, Bernd Ullmann, Maril Kamp