Band Or Tube Patents (Class 53/582)
  • Patent number: 10414526
    Abstract: A belt pressing structure of a packing tool is provided. The packing tool includes a main body. The main body is provided with a belt pressing device, a belt winding device, and a power device. The belt pressing device includes a belt pressing seat. The belt pressing seat is pivotally connected with a handle. When in use, the user can hold the main body with one hand to lift the handle for the belt pressing device to form a passage, and a packing belt is inserted through the passage. After that, the handle is released, so that the packing belt is pressed and retained by the belt pressing device. The packing belt is tightened by using the belt winding device. Finally, the unnecessary packing belt is cut by the belt cutting device to complete the packaging operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man Yu Chen
  • Publication number: 20150107197
    Abstract: A lid seating system and method for seating a lid onto a container, for example, seating a corrugated cardboard box lid onto a corrugated cardboard box container. The system can comprise a lid dispensing chute having a dispensing end portion and a distal load end portion and can extending in a direction of conveyance for dispensing box lids to engage box containers traveling along the conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: John P. Plessner, Raymond Elmore
  • Patent number: 8984848
    Abstract: Pallet roping and wrapping machines having a plurality of spools of stretch film supported on one or more spools and guides that form ropes of stretch film without cutting. Specific implementations of guides include guides formed or rings and rollers. Positions of guides may be adjustable. A primary roll of stretch film may be positionally coupled to a primary spool core, and a plurality of secondary rolls of stretch film may be positionally coupled to one or more secondary spool cores. The wrapping machines may include a plurality of guides positioned to narrow the stretch film from the plurality of secondary rolls to form a plurality of ropes fully overlapping a web of the primary roll of stretch film when wrapped around a palletized load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Darrel Bison
  • Publication number: 20150033680
    Abstract: A transport packaging (100) for transporting an object (24) comprises a container (10) that is open at least at first on one side and has a bottom (12) and at least two opposing sidewalls (14). It is suggested that the two opposing sidewalk (14) have at least one material weakening (20) starting from the free end (18), and that the transport packaging (100) comprises a tightening strap (28) that is tightened around the container (10) in the area of the material weakening (20) and penetrates the sidewall (14) in the area of the material weakening (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Joerg Koch
  • Patent number: 8887478
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for at least partially wrapping a piece-goods stack, in which a tubular portion is pulled over the piece-goods stack, and to an apparatus for carrying out the method according to the invention. The method according to the invention is distinguished in particular in that, during the pulling of the tubular portion over the piece-goods stack, pleats are produced in a specific manner in the tubular portion, said pleats extending obliquely over at least one side of the goods stack. The invention is achieved in terms of the apparatus in that the apparatus has a reefing device for reefing and/or drawing over the tubular portion, said reefing device being configured in such a manner that it reefs and/or unreefs regions of the tubular portion at different speeds and/or at different times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Premark Packaging LLC
    Inventors: Per Lachenmeier, Martin Schwaps, Alice Holm Kristensen
  • Publication number: 20140305078
    Abstract: A method for packing tubes or cans is proposed which arrive continuously from a production line and are taken over by a transport unit by means of a grouping unit. The transport unit transports the tubes or cans in a desired formation into a retaining hoop of a strapping unit, wherein the retaining hoop is able to grip the formation in a pincer-like movement, whereupon the formation is strapped using a plastic band and transported further. The transport is achieved by means of two spike plates which are used alternately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: TEXA AG
    Inventor: Gottlieb BENZ
  • Patent number: 8858413
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for forming sleeve-like foil envelopes from a flat strip of foil material (12), at least comprising supply means (10) for supplying the flat strip of foil material; cutting means (20) for cutting the strip of foil material through over the entire width thereof so as to obtain a foil envelope strip of a specific length having a first and a second free edge (120a, 120b); at least one enveloping unit, around which the foil envelope strip is to be wrapped; joining means disposed near said enveloping unit for joining said first and said second free edge together, so as to obtain a sleeve-like foil envelope; as well as discharge means for discharging the sleeve-like foil envelope thus formed from the enveloping unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Seal Europe B.V.
    Inventor: Marinus Antonius Leonarda Van Heck
  • Patent number: 8776486
    Abstract: An apparatus for wrapping an object with a film has a film-feed head having a drive for pulling the film from a supply and feeding it in a feed direction through the head toward an object to be wrapped with the film and a pull-down device downstream in the direction from the head for drawing the film around the object. A blower directs a stream of air in the feed head parallel and immediately adjacent to the film and in the feed direction so as to entrain the film in the direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: MSK-Verpackungs-Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Rolf Michels, Norbert Vermeulen
  • Publication number: 20140190132
    Abstract: Machine (1) for converting paper comprising a starwheel unit (10) equipped with at least one cylindrical body having a plurality of grooves (15), each of which is configured to receive a respective sheet (11) of a plurality of folded sheets (11) that are carried in turn, for example between two transmission belts (200, 201), along a feeding direction (101), for example a direction substantially tangential to the starwheel unit (10). The starwheel unit rotates about a rotation axis (110), for example in a counterclockwise direction, and discharges in turn the sheets (11) present in the grooves (15) onto a formation table (20, 120). More precisely, the folded sheets are discharged to achieve a predetermined angular release position, in order to form a stack (50) of folded sheets (11). The machine (1) can comprise a transfer means for transferring the formed stacks (50) from the table (20, 120) to said conveying means (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Alessandro De Matteis
  • Publication number: 20140182250
    Abstract: A processing device of sheet mediums, in particular, a full-automatic stacking and bundling device of notes and the like. The bundling device mainly comprises a sheet medium stacking mechanism (900, 902), a bundling mechanism (999) and a pinching mechanism (904), the bundling mechanism mainly comprising a paper belt looping mechanism (400), a hot-pressing and bonding mechanism (200) and a paper belt cutting-off mechanism. The paper belt looping mechanism comprises a guide groove for guiding the paper belt; the head and the tail of the guide groove are connected to form a conveying loop; an opening (4032) of the guide groove faces an inner side of the conveying loop; a bottom part (4031) of the guide groove is provided with a paper-belt inserting port and at least one paper-belt conveying wheel; and an opening end of a side wall of the guide groove is provided with an elastic guide piece (408) parallel to the bottom part of the guide groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heng Liu, Dong Tan, En Wu
  • Patent number: 8746135
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an accumulating and strapping apparatus includes a first accumulation device configured to accumulate paper sheets, a second accumulation device, a strapping device configured to strap a bundle of the accumulated paper sheets by a tape, a base carrier provided movably up and down among a first position, a second position, and a third position, and a sheet carrier movable on the base carrier. The sheet carrier is configured to receive the accumulated paper sheets from the first accumulation device at the first position of the base carrier, move from a standby position to an advanced position at the third position of the base carrier to transfer the accumulated paper sheets to the strapping device, and move from the standby position to the advanced position at the second position of the base carrier to receive the accumulated paper sheets from the second accumulation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Sakoguchi, Kazuhiro Mukai, Takahito Shinfuku
  • Patent number: 8714335
    Abstract: A method and device for evaluating currency bills using a strapping unit that allows a currency evaluating device to automatically strap stacks of currency bills. Currency bills are placed in an input receptacle and an evaluating unit processes each currency bill one at a time. The currency bills are then transported to a plurality of output receptacles. A stack moving mechanism transports a stack of currency bills, which contains a predetermined number of currency bills, from each of the plurality of output receptacles to the strapping unit or a strapping position. Each stack of currency bills is strapped using strapping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: Curtis W. Hallowell, Robert J. Klein, Mark B. Renz
  • Publication number: 20140034533
    Abstract: A system and method for packaging individual beverage containers is disclosed. A package of individual beverage containers includes a plurality of beverage cartons abutted at respective edge surfaces; each beverage carton contains a plurality of individual beverage containers. The beverage cartons are secured together by at least one resilient band that is disposed over and applies a force to secure together the plurality of beverage cartons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: ANHEUSER-BUSCH, LLC
    Inventors: Brian McWilliams, Jeff Krull, Todd Odehnal
  • Patent number: 8640612
    Abstract: A pneumatic packaging apparatus includes a fixed base provided thereon with a pressure cylinder unit connected with a chuck unit. The fixed base is further mounted with a valve seat combined thereon with a driving unit and a control unit. The control unit is able to receive external high pressure gas and control the high pressure gas to flow to the driving unit and to the pressure cylinder unit to let the driving unit and the pressure cylinder unit driven by air pressure to automatically pull tight the packaging strap and firmly squeeze the packaging fastener for fixing the packaging strap in place. Thus, the pneumatic packaging apparatus of this invention can assist users to complete packaging work with quickness, able to elevate efficiency of the packaging work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man Yu Chen
  • Publication number: 20130340397
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a paper sheet processing apparatus includes a supply unit, a pick-up mechanism, an inspection device, a stacking device, and a wrapping device configured to wind a band around a stacked paper sheet bundle and wrap the stacked paper sheet bundle. The wrapping device includes a clamp mechanism configured to curve the stacked paper sheet bundle by pressing both side portions of the stacked paper sheet bundle, a band winding device configured to wind a wrapper band around the curved stacked paper sheet bundle, and a heater configured to heat-seal an end of the wrapper band. The clamp mechanism includes a press member configured to adjust a degree of curvature of the stacked paper sheet bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Jun Okamoto, Kenichi Hirose
  • Patent number: 8584438
    Abstract: The present description discusses apparatuses and methods for applying straps around a bundle of objects by applying a variable force to tension the strap around the bundle of objects and then actuating a series of cams to control the sealing of the strap around the bundle of objects. The apparatus includes a track assembly extending substantially about a strapping station. The track assembly is adapted to receive a strap and to release the strap during a tensioning operation. An accumulator delivers strap to the track assembly. The accumulator has a strap conveyor system that defines a strap path and an accumulator container adjacent to the strap path. Strap can be accumulated in the accumulator container and subsequently delivered to the track assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Enterprises International, Inc.
    Inventors: David Richard Doyle, Knut O. Totland, Philip Floyd Jones, Donald Arthur Smith
  • Patent number: 8567156
    Abstract: A paper sheet processing system has a paper sheet processing apparatus and a paper sheet bundle wrapping apparatus. The paper sheet processing apparatus sends category information of a bundle of 100 paper sheets to the paper sheet bundle wrapping apparatus when discharging the bundle of 100 paper sheets. The paper sheet bundle wrapping apparatus classifies and accumulates the bundle of 100 paper sheets based on the category information when receiving the bundle of 100 paper sheets. The paper sheet bundle wrapping apparatus bands ten bundles of 100 paper sheets as a bundle of 1000 paper sheets. Since the paper sheet bundle wrapping apparatus receives the bundle of 100 paper sheets of different category from the paper sheet processing apparatus and accumulates the bundle of 100 paper sheets for every category to form the bundle of 1000 paper sheets, the usage rate of the paper sheet bundle wrapping apparatus becomes high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Haruhiko Horiuchi
  • Publication number: 20130277240
    Abstract: Apparatus for sealing or tying products, comprising a housing (2) with at least a first tape dispenser (3) comprising adhesive tape and binding means for binding tape from said at least one dispenser around a product or a bundle of products, wherein at least one supply device (95) is provided for supplying items (96) to be connected to said product or bundle of products, which supply device comprises a supply arrangement (97) facing an adhesive side of the tape when dispensed from said dispenser, prior to or during binding said tape around said product or bundle of products, such that with the supply arrangement an item can be adhered to the tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: DUOSEAL AUTOMATICS B.V.
    Inventor: Guido Maurinus Adriana Maria Aarts
  • Publication number: 20130247515
    Abstract: Bale strap assemblies for strapping a pressed bale are materials capable of being strapped are discussed herein. The bale strap assemblies account for jumping affects at the weld jaws due to reciprocating motions of the crank on the connecting rod and are adjusted by varying relative positions between the crank and the weld jaws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: H.W.J. DESIGNS FOR AGRIBUSINESS, INC.
    Inventor: Bradley P. Actis
  • Patent number: 8490368
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for making a band-driven package or a band-drive component for a package, and machines for performing the methods. One method comprises feeding first and second flexible webs in a feed direction, one web being fed each side of a substrate such that the webs are in mutual face-to-face disposition ahead of and behind the substrate with respect to the feed direction; joining the face-to-face webs at a first join ahead of the substrate and at a second join behind the substrate, the joins bounding web portions that together encircle the substrate between the joins; and dividing the joined web portions from the remainder of the webs such that the joined web portions together define a band that encircles the substrate, to be slid around the substrate in use of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Duff Design Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Wood, Adrian James David Howson, Ian Dunckley, Cyrille Fuellemann, Alfred Wipf, Daniel Kummer
  • Publication number: 20130167489
    Abstract: A strapping device 1 for strapping flat objects stacked in bundles for a packing machine. A strap applicator attaches together the flat objects of each bundle. A first conveyor 60 moves each bundle from the entrance of the strapping device 1 to the strap applicator, and a second conveyor 70 moves each strapped bundle from the strap applicator to the exit of the strapping device 1. The strap applicator is integrated into a standalone unit 10 which is independent of the first and second conveyor 70, and which is mounted so as to be extracted from the strapping device 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Nicolas Brizzi
  • Publication number: 20130125518
    Abstract: A baler which includes a net wrapper assembly and method of using the improved baler to install net rolls into a net wrapping assembly in the baler. The net wrapping assembly includes first and second net support tubes for holding respective first and second net rolls. The first and second net support tubes include pivoting elements for pivoting the net support tubes away from wrapping active positions. The net wrapping assembly also includes a support arm for supporting the weight of the net rolls during installation. The net wrapping assembly also includes brake systems, which are connected to a net feeding system, for applying and releasing tension to the net roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: CNH AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Kevin M. SMITH, Roger D. MAST, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130118120
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mandrel, a sleeving device and a method for sleeving containers. The mandrel is suspended in the sleeving device. The mandrel opens a foil to form sleeves. The foil is fed around the tubular outer surface of the mandrel. According to the invention the outer surface of the mandrel is formed by at least two separate mandrel bodies. At least one of the mandrel body is biased outwardly to increase the circumference of the outer surface. This circumference is automatically adapted to the current, instantaneous circumference of the foil fed around the mandrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI SEAL EUROPE B.V.
    Inventor: FUJI SEAL EUROPE B.V.
  • Publication number: 20130026129
    Abstract: A capsule for bottle necks (2) consisting of: an adhesive disc (1) arranged on the upper part of the bottle neck (2); a sleeve made of a heat-shrinkable material (3), having a cylindrical shape and an initial diameter larger than that of the bottle neck (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Oscar Lavaque
  • Publication number: 20130008135
    Abstract: A method of packing a product. The method includes arranging a first product adjacent to a second product to define an arrangement, forming a band around the first product and the second product, and forming a protective wrapper, the protective wrapper at least partially enveloping the band, the first product, and the second product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP
    Inventors: Gregory D. Moore, Tracey L. Meckley, Michael S. Dwyer
  • Patent number: 8307613
    Abstract: A method of sleeving two or more packages of smoking articles is provided. The method can include feeding successive packages of smoking articles to a plurality of bundling pocket guides each configured to receive two or more packages. A first package can be placed into one of the plurality of bundling pocket guides. A second package can be placed into the one of the plurality of bundling pocket guides containing the first package such that the first and second packages are adjacent to one another within the bundling pocket guide to form a bundle of packages. Successive bundles of packages can be fed to a sleeve folding station. The bundle of packages can be moved against a blank of sleeve material into a folding pocket. The blank of sleeve material can be folded around the bundle of packages to form a sleeve around the bundle of packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventor: Jerry Wayne Pipes
  • Publication number: 20120279173
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sheet processing apparatus includes a feeding unit including a support surface inclined with respect to a vertical direction and a stacking surface substantially perpendicular to the support surface, a plurality of paper sheets being stacked on the stacking surface in such a manner that the paper sheets are inclined along the support surface, a pick up mechanism configured to pick up the paper sheets from a side of the stacking surface of the feeding unit, a conveying path configured to convey the picked up paper sheets, an inspection device configured to inspect the conveyed paper sheet, and an accumulation unit configured to accumulate the inspected paper sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Sakoguchi, Kazuhiro Mukai, Hisashi Oosawa
  • Publication number: 20120266574
    Abstract: A coreless film roll product which may be used for both hand wrapping and machines wrapping with or without retrofitting stabilizing components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Huong Nguyen, Hai Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20120198800
    Abstract: A seal banding machine (1) designed to apply a sealing band (B) to the lateral surface (A11) of a circular container body (A) includes: elements (11) which apply the sealing band (B) to the lateral surface (A11) of container body (A), which are rotatable about a respective axis and which have a surface (111) for retaining and supporting the sealing band (B); and elements (12) for rotating the container body (A) with the respective lateral surface (A11) engaging the peripheral surface (111) of the elements (11) which apply the sealing band (B). Elements (21) are provided for spreading an adhesive on the sealing band (B), which are located at the elements (11) for applying the sealing band (B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: CORAZZA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Terenzio Vignoli, Luca Scandellari
  • Publication number: 20120102881
    Abstract: A clamp assembly may include a first jaw member which may have a selectively inflatable bladder. In addition, the clamp assembly may further include a second jaw member which may have a belt. The first jaw member and the second jaw member may be configured to clamp material between the selectively inflatable bladder and the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: LANTECH.COM, LLC
    Inventors: Philip R. Moore, Patrick R. Lancaster, III, Richard L. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20120023868
    Abstract: A method of sleeving two or more packages of smoking articles is provided. The method can include feeding successive packages of smoking articles to a plurality of bundling pocket guides each configured to receive two or more packages. A first package can be placed into one of the plurality of bundling pocket guides. A second package can be placed into the one of the plurality of bundling pocket guides containing the first package such that the first and second packages are adjacent to one another within the bundling pocket guide to form a bundle of packages. Successive bundles of packages can be fed to a sleeve folding station. The bundle of packages can be moved against a blank of sleeve material into a folding pocket. The blank of sleeve material can be folded around the bundle of packages to form a sleeve around the bundle of packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventor: Jerry Wayne Pipes
  • Patent number: 8091326
    Abstract: A combined baler/bale wrapper (1) comprises a chassis (5) on which a baler (10) and a bale wrapper (11) are mounted. The baler (10) comprises a stationary segment (18), a lower segment (19) and an upper segment (20) all of which carry bale forming rollers (25) which define a bale forming chamber (15) within which a round bale (2) is formed. The lower segment (19) and the upper segment (20) are pivotal about first and second pivot axes (35,40), respectively from a bale forming position (FIG. 5) to a discharge position (FIG. 1) for transferring a bale upwardly rearwardly from of the bale forming chamber (15) directly onto first and second bale supporting rollers (50) of the bale wrapper (11). The bale supporting rollers (50) rotate the bale (2) about a first wrapping axis (53) while a carrier ring (55) simultaneously revolves a pair of wrapping material dispensers (54) about a second horizontal wrapping axis (56) for dispensing wrapping material onto the bale (2) for wrapping thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Welmount Limited
    Inventors: Padraic Christopher McHale, Martin William McHale, James John Heaney, Gerard Patrick Sheridan, Patrick Thomas O'Connor, John Patrick Biggins
  • Publication number: 20110214393
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus is used with a group of bales. The group of bales is gripped with a bale handling apparatus. A flexible strip is positioned around the group of bales. The group of bales is then moved while the group of bales is gripped by the bale handling apparatus and while the flexible strip extends around the group of bales. The flexible strip is positioned relative to the group of bales by a positioning member which is connected with the bale handling apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: KENNETH KUHNS
  • Patent number: 7946096
    Abstract: A system for wrapping loads includes a moving machine and a wrapping head equipped with a reel of film for covering a load, the wrapping head including sleeves which can be positioned on pegs of an external supporting frame for parking the head in a store, and blocks with slots in which pins of the moving machine can be vertically inserted to lift and move the wrapping head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: BEMA S.r.l.
    Inventor: Emilio Murarotto
  • Publication number: 20110088354
    Abstract: Systems and processes for packaging a product. In one implementation a process involves transporting the product in a first direction, printing information on a film by use of a first printer prior to the film being applied to the product, the film having a width that is less than a width of the product and shrinkable only in a longitudinal direction. In one implementation the film is then applied to the product to produce at least a partial film sleeve around at least a first portion of the product as the product is advanced in the first direction. In one implementation heat is then conveyed to at least a section of the film applied to the product to cause the film to shrink in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicants: ULMA PACKAGING TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER, S.COOP., TERAOKA SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Aritz Murgia Mendizabal, Ion Sanchez Mugica, Ryota Iida, Takashi Katayama
  • Patent number: 7870705
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for making a band-driven package or a band-drive component for a package, and machines for performing the methods. One method comprises feeding first and second flexible webs in a feed direction, one web being fed each side of a substrate such that the webs are in mutual face-to-face disposition ahead of and behind the substrate with respect to the feed direction; joining the face-to-face webs at a first join ahead of the substrate and at a second join behind the substrate, the joins bounding web portions that together encircle the substrate between the joins; and dividing the joined web portions from the remainder of the webs such that the joined web portions together define a band that encircles the substrate, to be slid around the substrate in use of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Duff Design Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Wood, Adrian James David Howson, Ian Dunckley, Cyrille Fuellemann, Alfred Wipf, Daniel Kummer
  • Patent number: 7836670
    Abstract: The invention is directed to means for providing a film having perforating lines wherein the perforation lines establish a length of film needed to wrap said article, means for sensing where the perforation line is located or where to make the perforation and means for separating the film at the perforation line, and means for film wrapping an article with the perforated film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventor: Alain Cerf
  • Patent number: 7784246
    Abstract: To provide a sheet processing apparatus and an electromagnetic locking method of a stacking device for unlocking a stacking device cover when a door of the sheet processing apparatus is closed, shortening the power supply time of an electromagnetic lock, suppressing power consumption, and displaying permission of access to the stacking device. When a condition of unlocking a stacking portion and opening of the door is detected, the electromagnetic lock is held in an unlocking state and a cover opening-closing permission display lamp is turned on. After end of an operation by an operator, if the closing of the door is detected by a door detection device, the electromagnetic lock of the stacking device is turned off and the lamp is turned off. As a result, an unlocking condition is held when no power is supplied to a solenoid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Takao Mori
  • Publication number: 20100205914
    Abstract: An automatic banding packing machine and its automatic banding packing system are provided in which conveying lines of an object to be packed can be aligned in a straight direction, an installation space can be small, the entire structure can be simplified, and moreover, band supply into a band guide arch can be conducted surely so as to enable continuous packing work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: STRAPACK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisho Yamamoto, Yoshikatsu Aizawa, Mitsuru Sato, Eiji Tobita
  • Publication number: 20100205906
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive removable adhesive is applied on ribbons used for wrapping the counted bundles of currency notes. The wrapping is in a way that a portion on the sides of the stack of notes will face enough amount of adhesive, to adhere each leave of the note with the ribbon strap, so that pulling out a note from a packed bundle will become difficult. Trie tape will have tear lines made of perforation or cuts so that it will disintegrate if opened. The adhesive can have chemical and/or colour coding for further security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventor: Sanjiv Agarwal
  • Patent number: 7770369
    Abstract: The present description discusses apparatuses and methods for applying straps around a bundle of objects by applying a variable force to tension the strap around the bundle of objects and then actuating a series of cams to control the sealing of the strap around the bundle of objects. The apparatus includes a track assembly extending substantially about a strapping station. The track assembly is adapted to receive a strap and to release the strap during a tensioning operation. An accumulator delivers strap to the track assembly. The accumulator has a strap conveyor system that defines a strap path and an accumulator container adjacent to the strap path. Strap can be accumulated in the accumulator container and subsequently delivered to the track assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Enterprises International, Inc.
    Inventors: David Richard Doyle, Knut O. Totland, Philip Floyd Jones, Donald Arthur Smith
  • Patent number: 7770359
    Abstract: A banding system for piled products with a machine frame, a band feed mechanism disposed on the machine frame for feeding band material from a supply roll, means for forming a loop with said band material around the products to be banded, welding means to close said loop, and cutting means for cutting said band material, said means for forming the loop comprising transporting means for transporting the band material around the product to be banded and vacuum means connected to the transporting means. Said means for forming the loop are movable with respect to machine frame between an operating position where the means for forming the loop are in contact with the band feed mechanism to perform the banding operation and an open position where the means for forming the loop are displaced away from the band feed mechanism to create an opening therebetween allowing a transfer of products to be banded between the band feed mechanism and the means for forming the loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: KBA-Giori S.A.
    Inventors: Hartmut Karl Sauer, Philipp Ulrich Geringer, Gert Wilfried Otmar Lang
  • Publication number: 20100192512
    Abstract: A machine for packaging multiple containers wherein a flexible carrier stock is fed across a jaw drum. A plurality of containers are also moved through the machine whereby the carrier is subsequently positioned over the plurality of containers so that flexible carrier stock engages with one of the containers to form a package. The jaw drum and/or a connected feed drum are preferably adjustable to accommodate a range of container sizes and carrier configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin D. Moore, Christopher J. Samaras
  • Patent number: 7712291
    Abstract: A film wrapping machine comprises a pair of diametrically opposed film roll mounting and dispensing carriage assemblies, mounted upon a rotary ring member, for simultaneously dispensing wrapping film. A vertically movable frame member, upon which the rotary ring member is rotatably mounted, is effectively moved at a speed of ascent or descent that is approximately twice the speed as that of a vertically movable frame member incorporated within a conventional film wrapping machine so as to permit the dual film roll mounting and dispensing carriage assemblies to dispense the wrapping or packaging film within a time frame that is approximately twice as fast as that of the conventional film wrapping machine and yet in a slightly overlapped mode as desired for packaging purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Zitella, Faruk Turfan
  • Publication number: 20090320409
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for bundling or strapping objects, in particular steel coils, wherein a binding tape made of a composite material comprising continuous fibers and a thermoplastic material and having a width of from 10 to 50 mm and a thickness of from 100 to 300 ?m is placed around the object, in particular the steel coil, thereby forming overlapping ends of the binding tape, and in the region of the overlapping ends heat is applied to the ends of the binding tape lying one on top of the other, in such a way that the thermoplastic material softens, and pressure is subsequently exerted over the surface area of the softened region in such a way that the ends of the binding tape are pressed against each other; the invention also relates to a device for carrying out the method and to a binding tape for this.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Franz Dorninger, Hans-Jürgen Zeiler
  • Patent number: 7625332
    Abstract: A composite netting is used for wrapping bales with a baling machine. The composite netting includes a continuous netting component, and a discontinuous, breathable material component. The breathable material component is partially attached to the netting material. In some embodiments, the breathable material is attached only along the leading edge of each breathable material panel. As a result of the attaching technique the stretching properties of the netting are not transferred to the breathable material. Thus, each component of the netting retains its individual properties. Each bale is initially wrapped with about one wrapping of netting material, followed by about one wrapping of breathable material and a partially attached net that is continuous from the first section. After this, one or more additional netting layers may be applied if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Tama Plastic Industry
    Inventors: Nissim Mass, Tsafrir Lior, Hagai Paz, Yuval Lieber, Zvi Paz
  • Publication number: 20090188398
    Abstract: A strapping tool for tensioning a strap around a load, adhering the strap onto itself, and cutting a feed end of the strap, includes a body having a foot on which the strap is disposed during a strapping cycle. The body housing and/or forming a part of a tensioning element and including a welding element. One or more pneumatic motors tension the strap and drive the welding element. A pneumatic module is mounted to the body. The module has a compressed gas inlet to the module and is configured for controlling the flow of compressed gas to the one or more motors. A handle is mounted to the body and operably connected to the pneumatic module. The handle is configured for manipulating the tool and includes an actuator for permitting and isolating the flow of compressed gas to the pneumatic module. The handle is orientable so as to allow a user to select a desired handle orientation for operation of the strapping tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Jason R. Nasiatka, Janusz Figiel, Ka Kuen Leung
  • Patent number: 7565789
    Abstract: A lobster banding machine having a tube feeder for feeding a tube of elastic material, a guillotine assembly to cut individual elastic bands from the tube material, jaws to grip and move the tube of elastic material, the gripping assembly having first and second arms, each arm having a finger mechanism mounted at a distal end for gripping a single elastic band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Inventors: William Lucas, Mario Lalancette
  • Patent number: 7562620
    Abstract: A strapping tool for tensioning a strap around a load, adhering the strap onto itself, and cutting a feed end of the strap, includes a body having a foot on which the strap is disposed during a strapping cycle. The body housing and/or forming a part of a tensioning element and including a welding element. One or more pneumatic motors tension the strap and drive the welding element. A pneumatic module is mounted to the body. The module has a compressed gas inlet to the module and is configured for controlling the flow of compressed gas to the one or more motors. A handle is mounted to the body and operably connected to the pneumatic module. The handle is configured for manipulating the tool and includes an actuator for permitting and isolating the flow of compressed gas to the pneumatic module. The handle is orientable so as to allow a user to select a desired handle orientation for operation of the strapping tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason R. Nasiatka, Janusz Figiel, Ka Kuen Leung
  • Patent number: 7536844
    Abstract: A facility for the packaging of tires includes a pre-packaging station where a given number of tires constituting a unitary batch are arranged within an overall size in horizontal layers, a compression station at which the batch is compressed vertically in a direction essentially perpendicular to the plane of the layers, and a packing unit at which there are laid around the batch, under tension, straps of given width by wrapping a first strap about a first horizontal axis, and by helical winding a second strap about a second horizontal axis oriented perpendicular to the first axis. During the winding of straps, the batch is kept vertically compressed between two packing conveyors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Rudy Aubin, Dorian Berthelot, Daniel Moulier, René Plaisance, Bernard Sergere