Press Means With Blow Means Patents (Class 65/229)
  • Patent number: 9440761
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process and equipment for the fabrication of glass containers with internally threaded neck and such containers. The plunger (6) is from the glass leaving an imprint corresponding to the mouth (M) of a bottle, wherein the plunger has at least one helical groove (15) in its outside surface. During the extraction, the plunger is rotated around a longitudinal axis (X-X) performing a roto-translational motion to unscrew the plunger out of the partially solidified glass, leaving an internal thread in the mouth (M) of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Villaret De Chauvigny, Gino Giovanni Brignolo, Ambrogio Morettin, Federico Campodonico, Dalmazio Perrone
  • Publication number: 20150135773
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a hollow glass body by means of an individual section (IS) machine in a press and blow, narrow-neck press and blow, or blow and blow process, with a driving means that moves a plunger axially, to produce selected geometrical contours in a glass gob.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Stefan Jaenecke
  • Patent number: 8312742
    Abstract: A baffle assembly for controlling settle blow air delivery to a blank mold of a glassware forming machine, includes a baffle head, a holder and an outer ring. The baffle head has an air impervious base, a conical outer surface and an annular face. The holder has an air passage that opens at a position outside of the baffle head base. The outer ring has a first portion that slidably surrounds the holder, a second portion that surrounds the baffle head and has a conical inner surface, and a third portion for selectively engaging the mold and having an inner diameter greater than the outer diameter of the baffle head base. The baffle assembly is adapted for displacement through an intermediate position in which the baffle head separates from the outer ring so that settle blow air flows between the outer ring and the baffle head, and into the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Terence K. G. Howse, D. Wayne Leidy
  • Patent number: 8117869
    Abstract: A blank mold for an I. S. Machine is made up of a pair of opposed engaged blanks. When closed, these blanks have a top surface with an opening. The blanks have an inner surface defining the side wall of a parison which extends upwardly to a position a defined distance below the top surface of the blanks and a continuous, beveled surface connecting the top of the inner surface defining the side wall of the parison and the top opening of the blanks. A pair of funnels, each having a continuous beveled surface extending from a circular horizontally disposed top opening downwardly to smaller centrally located bottom opening, are interfit with the top of the blanks with the top opening of the blanks and the bottom opening of the funnel being coextensive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Emhart Glass S.A.
    Inventor: F. Alan Fenton
  • Patent number: 7997101
    Abstract: In a glassware molding machine, the half-molds of a mold are moved between an open position and a closed position and cooled by an actuating and cooling assembly having a fixed supporting structure and, for each half-mold, a respective supporting and actuating arm fitted to the relative half-mold and hinged to the fixed supporting structure to rotate about a fixed hinge axis; each supporting arm internally defining a chamber communicating with a ring of cooling conduits formed through the half-molds, and the chamber having an inlet formed through an outer lateral wall of the supporting arm to receive cooling air from a compressed-air tank of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Bottero, S.p.A.
    Inventors: Lorenzo Armando, Gianclaudio Borsarelli, Carlo Sesia
  • Patent number: 7353667
    Abstract: A neck ring guide for aligning neck ring sections in a glassware forming machine has a center body and a pair of spaced parallel runners coupled to the center body for receipt in guide slots in the neck ring sections. Keepers on the outboard sides of the runners retain the runners in the guide slots. Instead of keepers, the runners may be retained in the guide slots by roll pins on the neck ring sections engaged in retainer slots in the runners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventor: Robin L. Flynn
  • Patent number: 7290406
    Abstract: An I.S. Machine is disclosed which includes a structure displaceable from a start location to an end location and a motor for displacing that structure. A control controls the operation of the motor to displace the structure and the speed of displacement can be varied by changing inputs to the control. A fixed period of time from a datum to the ideal time when the structure will be displaced to its end location is set and compared with an actual period and a selected input to the control is provided for changing the speed of the structure to reduce the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Emhart Glass SA
    Inventor: Wolfgang Anheyer
  • Publication number: 20040231363
    Abstract: A parison (12) is subjected to final blowing in a blow-mold (2) of a blow-molding station (1) to produce a finished glass container (19). The blow-mold (2) comprises blow-mold halves (3, 4) and a block mold (18) which is not divided longitudinally and which is encompassed by the blow-mold halves (3, 4) when the blow-mold (2) is closed. Compressed air (15) can be introduced by means of a blowing head (13) into the interior of the parison (12), until the finished glass container (19) has achieved its final form. In order to remove the glass container (19) from the blow-mold (2), it is grasped by its mouth (11) by means of a takeout mechanism. The blow-mold halves (3, 4) are then opened and the block mold (18) is moved downwards until it reaches a removal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Norbert Monden, Hans-Bernhard Fuhr
  • Patent number: 6698241
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for pressing a parison. A parison mold is composed of neck tool halves and parison mold halves. A gob of molten glass had first been introduced through an upper loading orifice into a cavity of the parison mold, while a pressing plunger was located in a lower loading position. An assembly consisting of a pressing element, a guide sleeve and a piston-cylinder unit was introduced into the loading orifice. Subsequently the pressing plunger was raised from its loading position into the illustrated upper end operating position until its annular end face had moved into position against a stop surface of the neck tool. Following the preliminary pressing process a neck chamber in the cavity is still free from molten glass. It is only at this point that the pressing element exerts pressure on a base of the parison which is being produced. The molten glass is also pressed into the hitherto still free neck chamber of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Hermann Heye
    Inventor: Siegfried Schwarzer
  • Publication number: 20030167799
    Abstract: A method and a machine for the production of hollow glassware articles, by the blow-and-blow, press-and-blow, press-and-blow paste mold and direct-press processes in a glassware forming machine including single or multiple machine sections each having single or multiple-cavity, comprising: forming a parison in an inverted orientation, into a blank mold and a first transferable and open-able neck ring mold held by an inverting apparatus having a first and a second diametrically opposed arms, each arm holding a transferable and open-able neck ring mold; inverting the parison held by the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold, by rotating the first arm 180° to an upright orientation at an intermediate station, while the second arm with a second transferable and open-able neck ring mold is simultaneously placed at the parison forming station; transferring the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold holding the parison in an upright orientation, from the intermediate station, to a blow mold st
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventors: Victor Tijerina-Ramos, Adrian Sada-Trevino
  • Patent number: 6539751
    Abstract: An I.S. machine has a blankmold which is open at the top and includes inner and outer annular top sealing surfaces. Associated with the blankmold is a baffle including a body having a cup shaped portion closed with a vertical cylindrical bore open at the bottom, an annular bottom sealing surface for sealingly engaging the blankmold outer annular top sealing surface, and a top having a hole. A tubular sleeve communicates with the hole and extends vertically upwardly from the top of the body. A piston has a cylindrical head including a top surface, a cylindrical sealing surface and an annular bottom sealing surface having a plurality of radial notch means across the bottom thereof. A tubular rod extends vertically upwardly from the top surface for slidable displacement in the tubular sleeve, and a collar is secured to the top of the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Emhart Glass S.A.
    Inventors: Frank Alan Fenton, Russell Bruce Gottlieb
  • Patent number: 6240747
    Abstract: An I.S. machine has a blankmold which is open at the top and includes inner and outer annular top sealing surfaces. Associated with the blankmold is a baffle including a body having a cup shaped portion closed with a vertical cylindrical bore open at the bottom, an annular bottom sealing surface for sealingly engaging the blankmold outer annular top sealing surface, and a top having a hole. A tubular sleeve communicates with the hole and extends vertically upwardly from the top of the body. A piston has a cylindrical head including a top surface, a cylindrical sealing surface and an annular bottom sealing surface having a plurality of radial notch means across the bottom thereof. A tubular rod extends vertically upwardly from the top surface for slidable displacement in the tubular sleeve, and a collar is secured to the top of the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Emhart Glass S.A.
    Inventors: Frank Alan Fenton, Russell Bruce Gottlieb
  • Patent number: 6202446
    Abstract: A vacuum system is disclosed for opposed engaged pairs of blow mold halves on a section of an I.S. machine. The system includes a bottom housing which is open at the top and closed by a top plate assembly including a top plate having a vertical opening for each of the opposed pairs of blow mold halves and an annular manifold support portion below the top plate. A vacuum manifold which has a cylindrical inlet conduit and a vertical outlet conduit beneath each of the top plate vertical openings is supported by the annular mold support portion. A vacuum tube slides into the cylindrical inlet conduit and is mounted on the annular manifold portion. The vacuum tube has a hole for communicating with each of the vacuum manifold vertical outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Emhart Glass S.A.
    Inventors: Russell B. Gottlieb, Gary R. Voisine
  • Patent number: 6079226
    Abstract: A hollow glass parison is formed by pressing a gob of molten glass in a mold cavity with a plunger which is moved in a linear direction by a leadscrew which is connected to the plunger and is driven by a servomotor. Actuation of the servomotor creates a rotation of the leadscrew which causes the plunger to advance in a linear direction from a first position until the plunger contacts the gob at a second position. The plunger then advances to press the gob in the mold cavity to form the gob into a parison. During movement of the plunger in the linear direction the position of the plunger is continually sensed with a position-sensing resolver which provides position information to a system controller which utilizes the position information to control the position of the plunger prior to contacting the gob in the mold cavity, the depth of plunger penetration into the gob of molten glass during pressing by controlling the pressing pressure, and the weight of the gob of molten glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventor: D. Wayne Leidy
  • Patent number: 6032493
    Abstract: An H-28 machine has a plurality of identical sections each processing a gob of molten glass into a parison and then into a piece of ware each complete revolution of the section. Each section includes a blank mold displaceable between a parison forming position and a retracted position by blank mold down air.Each section also includes a plunger which is displaceable from an elevated position down to the parison forming position and a neck ring assembly which includes an air motor. Finally the section also includes a blow mold displaceable from a remote position to a closed position. The air motor is operated from the time that the blank mold begins its displacement from the parison forming position to the retracted position by a valve which connects blank mold down air to the air motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Emhart Glass S.A.
    Inventor: Richard Alan Gorski
  • Patent number: 5974835
    Abstract: An I.S. machine has a plurality of individual sections each having a blank station for forming a parison from a gob of molten glass in opposed pairs of blankmold halves supported by opposed mold carriers displaceable between retracted and advanced positions and a blow station for forming a parison into a bottle in opposed pairs of blowmold halves supported by opposed mold carriers displaceable between retracted and advanced positions. The drive assemblies for the four mold carriers are identical having the same transmission for converting a rotary input into a linear output, and motor having a rotary output connected to the rotary input of the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Emhart Glass S.A.
    Inventors: Walter E. Lovell, John P. Mungovan, Joseph A. Borbone, Steven J. Pinkerton, Douglas J. Roberts
  • Patent number: 5931982
    Abstract: An I.S. machine has a blankmold which is open at the top and includes inner and outer annular top sealing surfaces. Associated with the blankmold is a cup shaped baffle having an annular bottom sealing surface. A tubular sleeve extends vertically upwardly from the top of the body. A piston has a cylindrical head including a top surface, a cylindrical sealing surface and an annular bottom sealing surface having a plurality of radial notch means across the bottom thereof. A tubular rod extends vertically upwardly from the top surface for slidable displacement in the tubular sleeve. The collar is displaced vertically downwardly to bring the cup shaped portion annular surface into sealing engagement with the blankmold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Emhart Glass S.A.
    Inventor: Russell Bruce Gottlieb
  • Patent number: 5902370
    Abstract: A mold opening and closing mechanism for an I.S. machine including a pair of mold support mechanisms supported for displacement between a retracted position and an advanced position where they will engage. A mold support mechanism is displaced by a transmission including a lead screw which is supported by a housing, left hand and right hand nuts operatively associated with the lead screw, and links interconnecting the left hand and right hand nuts and the mold support mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignee: Emhart Glass S.A.
    Inventors: Walter E. Lovell, Joseph A. Borbone, Steven J. Pinkerton, Douglas J. Roberts, John P. Mungovan
  • Patent number: 5891209
    Abstract: A mold opening and closing mechanism for an I.S. machine which has a pair of mold support mechanisms supported for horizontal displacement between a retracted position and an advanced position. These support mechanisms are linearly displaced by a drive assembly which includes a lead screw, a housing secured to the section frame for supporting the lead screw, a motor coupled to the lead screw, nuts operatively associated with the lead screw, and links interconnecting the nuts with their associated mold support mechanism. The housing has a rear wall defining a flat surface, and the nuts have flat rear bearing surfaces with a selected spacing therebetween when the mold support mechanism is fully retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Emhart Glass S.A.
    Inventors: Walter E. Lovell, Joseph A. Borbone, Steven J. Pinkerton, Douglas J. Roberts, John P. Mungovan
  • Patent number: 5858049
    Abstract: A plunger mechanism has a plunger canister module to be mounted on the top wall of a section frame of an I.S. machine. The module includes one, two, three or four plunger canisters each having a vertically extending cylinder having a locating diameter at the top and a mounting flange secured to the top of the vertically extending cylinder. The module also includes a horizontal mounting plate adapted to be mounted on the top wall of the section having a top surface and a number of holes, corresponding to the number of plunger canisters, extending vertically therethrough for matingly receiving the locating diameter of each of the plunger canisters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Emhart Glass S.A.
    Inventor: Joseph A. Borbone
  • Patent number: 5858050
    Abstract: An I.S. machine comprises a plurality of individual sections arranged in side by side relation. Each section has a section frame having a top wall having a front and a back and opposed sides on which is mounted a blank station including a mold opening and closing mechanism for forming a parison from a gob of molten glass, a blow station including a mold opening and closing mechanism for forming a parison into a bottle, and an invert and neck ring holder mechanism supported which is located between the mold opening and closing mechanisms for transferring a parison therebetween. The machine also has a baffle mechanism includinga blowhead carrier, a motor having an output, a transmission for transmitting the output of the motor to the blowhead carrier to displace the carrier, a housing for housing the transmission. The housing is secured on the top wall proximate the front thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Emhart Glass S.A.
    Inventors: Alexander H. Slocum, Douglas J. Roberts, Walter E. Lovell, Joseph A. Borbone, Steven J. Pinkerton, John P. Mungovan, Gary R. Voisine
  • Patent number: 5830254
    Abstract: A mold opening and closing mechanism for an I.S. machine has a pair of opposed mold support mechanisms for carrying at least one opposed pair of mold side portions. Each mold support mechanism includes a yoke having a first vertical bore and a second horizontal bore. Molds are carried by upper and lower inserts which also have a hole extending vertically therethrough. An insert carrier is linearly displaceable between retracted and advanced positions and the inserts and the yoke are secured to the carrier by a first pin slidably extending vertically through the vertical holes in the inserts and yoke, and through a vertical hole in the carrier. A second pin slidably extends through this yoke horizontal hole and the drive assembly is connected to this second pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Emhart Glass Machinery Investments Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Roberts, Walter E. Lovell, Joseph A. Borbone, Steven J. Pinkerton, John P. Mungovan
  • Patent number: 5807419
    Abstract: An apparatus for shaping and transferring of a glass article is provided for a glassware forming machine in order to shape a glass parison in a blowing mold and to transfer the shaped glass article from the blowing mold to a deadplate in front of the machine. A blow nozzle, a blow head, and a take-out mechanism are coupled in a housing to form, cool, and grip the article. The blow nozzle is provided to blow air for the forming of the article and to cool the article once that article has been shaped. The blow head is provided to form a pressure chamber when the blow head is positioned on the blowing mold during the shaping of the glass article, the blow nozzle passing within and through the blow head. The take-out mechanism for gripping the glass article is pivotally mounted in an external part of the housing for movement between a gripping position to grip the glass article after the article has been shaped in the blowing mold and a retracted position to release the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Vidriera Monterrey, S.A. De C.V.
    Inventors: Gaspar Rodriguez-Wong, Luis Cardenas-Franco, Victor Garcia-Gomez
  • Patent number: 5800590
    Abstract: Controlled movement of the pneumatically operated plunger in the narrow neck press and blow process of manufacture of glass containers is achieved by use of a pressure regulating valve in the air supply to the plunger which determines the pressure supplied according to the magnitude of a control signal which is determined by set point means operating in response to timing pulses from a timing control of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Emhart Glass Machinery Investments Inc.
    Inventor: Ove Per Pilskar
  • Patent number: 5792231
    Abstract: A baffle assembly for use in a glassware forming machine to provide a settle blow to settle a gob in a parison forming mould cavity and a mould closing surface to close the mould cavity comprises a first member which comprises a mould cavity closing surface and settle blow air passages opening to positions spaced from the mould closing surface, and a second cup shaped member mounted on the first member for axial movement between an extended position and a second position in which a circumferential locating surface on the second member is substantially level with the end surface of the baffle head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Assignee: Emhart Glass Machinery Investments Inc.
    Inventor: Rudolf Schwegler
  • Patent number: 5769920
    Abstract: A guide-ring comprises a graphite body and a mechanically attached insert, preferable made of metal. The insert and body form a guide ring supporting a split neck-ring used during glass container manufacturing. The graphite body avoids the need for separate lubrication while being sufficiently strong enough to enable mechanical attachment of the insert. The combination provides the structural integrity needed to resist damage during glass container manufacturing operations and the thermal properties needed to contact hot glass gobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Assignee: Union Oil Company of California
    Inventors: James E. Sweetland, Thomas M. Smith, David H. Dodson, Timothy A. Stover, Michael E. Easley
  • Patent number: 5766292
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a hollow glass article comprises delivering a gob of glass to a blank mold, providing a first neck ring to a position adjacent the blank mold, forming the gob in the blank mold into a parison, moving the first neck ring to transfer the parison to a blow mold, blowing the parison in the blow mold to a hollow article, releasing the engagement of the first ring with the hollow article, moving the first neck ring away from the blow mold, removing the hollow article from the blow mold, returning the first neck ring to a position adjacent the blank mold to repeat the cycle, providing a second neck ring adjacent the blank mold while the first ring is moving toward the blow mold, delivering a second gob of glass to the blank mold while the second ring is in position adjacent the blank mold, forming the second gob into a second parison, moving the second parison to a position adjacent the blow mold while the first neck ring is being returned to a position adjacent said blank mold; an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Schupbach, D. Wayne Leidy
  • Patent number: 5746800
    Abstract: A glass making apparatus adapted to deposit a lubricating/detaching layer of carbon black obtained from acetylene cracking on the internal walls of a blank mold (1, 18). The glass making apparatus includes a blank mold (1, 18) having an open top and an open bottom (10); a collar (6) sized, shaped, and positioned to selectively plug the open bottom (10) of the blank mold (1, 18) during a glass forming process and to disengage from the open bottom (10) of the blank mold (1, 18) during a blank mold sooting process; a ring (7) disposed in the collar (6); a plunger (8, 14) sized, shaped, and positioned to selectively move up into the collar (6) and down out of the collar (6); and a sleeve (9) surrounding the plunger (8, 14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Avir Finanziaria S.p.A.
    Inventor: Morettin Ambrogio
  • Patent number: 5718740
    Abstract: A plunger assembly for a glassware forming machine is readily convertible between, for example, double and triple gob configurations and between press and blow and blow and blow operation. A framework is provided with a replaceable positioning plate with recesses corresponding to the required number of cylinders, and air connections are provided which, when the cylinders are in position, provide the necessary operating air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Assignee: Emhart Glass Machinery Investments Inc.
    Inventor: Philip Arnold Mann
  • Patent number: 5685888
    Abstract: A machine for the production of glassware articles by pressing and blowing molten glass gobs fed from a glass gob feeder, comprises at least a blank mold and a corresponding pressing plunger, mounted at a stationary parison forming station, and four forming stations mounted around a 90.degree. indexed rotary carrier, each comprising a blow head, a neck ring and a blow mold, so as to rotate to a first forming position coinciding with the parison forming station, and to second, third and fourth forming positions spaced 90.degree. from each other, for reheating, blowing, and take out operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Assignee: Vitro Crisa Cristaleria, S.A. de C.V.
    Inventor: Victor Tijerina-Ramos
  • Patent number: 5649991
    Abstract: A section of an I.S. machine for manufacturing glass containers. A gob of molten glass is delivered to a blank mold to be formed into a parison. The formed parison is then transferred to a blow mold so that an initial blowing operation can be performed to stabilize the parison. The blow mold with the stabilized parison is then transferred linearly to a final station where the parison is blown into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Emhart Glass Machinery Investments Inc.
    Inventor: Stanley Peter Jones
  • Patent number: 5649989
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing glass containers in a section of an I.S. machine. A gob of molten glass is delivered to a blank mold to be formed into a parison. The formed parison is then transferred to a blow mold so that an initial blowing operation can be performed to stabilize the parison. The blow mold with the stabilized parison is then transferred linearly to a final station where the parison is blown into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Emhart Glass Machinery Investments Inc.
    Inventor: Stanley Peter Jones
  • Patent number: 5632796
    Abstract: An arrangement in a glassware forming machine for connecting a supply of operating air to a mechanism mounted in a frame of the machine, which mechanism may need to be adjusted in position vertically in the machine comprises a flexible pipe which connects the mechanism to a supply of operating air, and a sleeve for permitting a change of length of the pipe so that adjustment of the mechanism can be accommodated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: Emhart Glass Machinery Investments Inc.
    Inventors: Zdenko Kuz, Willi Meyer
  • Patent number: 5527371
    Abstract: The problem of unevenness of bottle temperatures at the entry of slow annealing furnace due to the variation of time periods necessary for respective bottles discharged from an IS bottle manufacturing machine to reach the annealing furnace has been solved by an equalization of the time periods. For this purpose, the bottle discharging order from the IS bottle manufacturing machine is controlled and use is made of two conveyors having different running speeds and/or direction of running. As a result, a precise temperature control in the Hot-End-Coating apparatus provided upstream from the annealing furnace can be carried out owing to the equalized temperatures of bottles entering into the annealing furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: Kirin Beer Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Manabu Nakagawa, Masatoshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 5518514
    Abstract: An operating mechanism for a glassware forming machine is located on a horizontal table of the machine. A locating sleeve is secured to a lower face of the table and serves to determine the vertical alignment of the operating mechanism while a clamping device determines the vertical location of the mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: Emhart Glass Machinery Investments Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Hanni, Zdenko Kuz
  • Patent number: 5391214
    Abstract: The problem of unevenness of bottle temperatures at the entry of slow annealing furnace due to the variation of time periods necessary for respective bottles discharged from an IS bottle manufacturing machine to reach the annealing furnace has been solved by an equalization of said time periods. For this purpose, the bottle discharging order from the IS bottle manufacturing machine is controlled and use is made of two conveyors having different running speeds and/or direction of running. As a result, a precise temperature control in the Hot-End-Coating apparatus provided upstream from the annealing furnace can be carried out owing to the equalized temperatures of bottles entering into the annealing furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: Kirin Beer Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Manabu Nakagawa, Masatoshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 5372623
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method and apparatus for forming a glass container by a press-and-blow system wherein the glass container is provided with a reinforced inner surface. According to the inventive method, fuel gas or a gaseous boron or silicon compound is burnt or otherwise reacted inside a parison after the parison molded in the blank mold is transferred to the finish mold. The burning or other reaction of the fuel gas or gaseous boron or silicon compounds can be carried out just prior to the final blow-molding step in which the parison is blow molded into its final shape, simultaneous with the final blow-molding step, or just after the final blow-molding step. The apparatus of the present invention includes a finish mold provided with a blow head which includes a low selector valve. The low selector valve is open during combustion or other reaction within the parison and is automatically closed during the final blow-molding step by the pressure of the compressed air used in the final blow-molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1994
    Assignee: Toyo Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Sadao Ueda, Kiyoshi Chiku, Kouichi Takahashi, Kazumoto Ohshiba
  • Patent number: 5252114
    Abstract: A parallel movement mould mechanism for use in a glassware forming machine comprises mould supports mounted for movement on horizontal shafts and means for moving the mould supports comprising a cage assembly in which a piston and cylinder device linked to the mould supports is mounted, the cage assembly being mounted for adjustable pivotal (22) movement with respect to shafts so that adjustment of the position of the cage assembly adjusts the position of the center line of moulds (18) supported on the mould supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Assignee: Emhart Glass Machinery Investments Inc.
    Inventor: Werner Sidler
  • Patent number: 4986844
    Abstract: Each section (10) of the machine comprises a parison moulding apparatus (12), a final moulding apparatus (14) and an invert mechanism (16). The invert mechanism is driven by a servo-motor (108) connected to a gear (100, 102) secured to an end portion of a neck ring support (90, 92) of the invert mechanism away from the center-line of the section. The baffle mechansim (32) of the parison moulding apparatus (12) is mounted on an overhead structure (22) and the mould portions (62) of the final moulding apparatus (14) are moved in a straight line to open and close the moulds. By these measures, the center-line of the section (10) is cleared enabling the radius of the invert mechanism (16) to be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1991
    Assignee: Emhart Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank A. Fenton
  • Patent number: 4838921
    Abstract: A plunger assembly is provided wherein the precise centering of the perforated section of the cooling tube within a plunger of an I.S. type glass forming machine is achieved by securing the cooling tube to the plunger. The base of the plunger has a recess which wedgingly receives a plurality of equally spaced wedge elements secured to an annular collar fixed to the cooling tube. The wedge elements are sufficiently tall that they will extend beyond the plunger base, thereby defining exit openings through which plunger cooling air can be discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: Emhart Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Albert J. Trahan
  • Patent number: 4680050
    Abstract: A glassware molding machine includes a plunger and neck mold assembly that cooperates with a carriage and a parison blank mold to form a parison around a first vertical axis (46) in a forming station, and to suspend the completed parison by the neck ring portions. A pair of carriges, and body forming mold portions, alternately cooperate with the neck ring portions to form a container from the parison while the parison remains suspended by the neck ring portions and while the parison remains around the first vertical axis in the forming station. While one pair of forming mold portions transport a completed container from the forming station to a cooling and take-out station with the container held between the closed forming mold portions, the other pair of forming mold portions, are open and, with timing independent of the movement of the first pair move by rectilinear movement back to the forming station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Assignee: Ball Corporation
    Inventor: Wilbur O. Doud
  • Patent number: 4636240
    Abstract: Equipment for glass container manufacturing wherein a plunger used to form a parison in a glass container forming operation is provided with a cylindrical sleeve adapted to lock the plunger base end against a support member firmly fastened to a reciprocal piston. The sleeve is spring-loaded to hold it in operative position and permit lateral limited adjustment during operation, and may be manually elevated to facilitate quick rotative removal of installation of the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Inventor: Joseph W. Kozora
  • Patent number: 4609393
    Abstract: Apparatus for the production of bottle and flask type glass containers having a medium or narrow aperture using the blow-blow or press-blow process. The apparatus is characterized in that it includes a two-part bushing having a top part and a bottom part, a compression spring acting on the bushing, an auxiliary jack connected to the piston of a main jack, a movable end which with the main piston defines one of the main jack chambers. The invention is applicable primarily to the liquid packaging industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1986
    Assignee: Verreries de Graville
    Inventor: Pierre G. Boutier
  • Patent number: 4548634
    Abstract: A mold for producing a glass article having an opening and a protruding hollow portion, said mold comprising(A) a female mold comprised of a main female mold member and an auxiliary female mold member, the inside shapes of the depressed portions of the two female mold members substantially defining the outside shape of the glass article,(B) a male mold defining the inside shape of that part of the glass article, and(C) a gas exhaust port formed in an inmost position of the depressed portion of the auxiliary female mold member, and/or(D) a gas introducing port formed in the male mold in a position facing the depressed portion of the auxiliary female mold member.And a method for producing the glass article by using the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Shibaoka, Shunji Onishi, Takao Miwa, Toshio Akimoto
  • Patent number: 4434386
    Abstract: A process for forming lamp capsules such as in the manufacture of miniature arc lamps wherein the bulb portion of the capsule is formed by blowing molten glass into a mold while simultaneously press sealing the lead assembly. The molding and sealing process is accomplished with heat application by means of a press foot assembly closed for a predetermined period of time such as one second to press seal the blank capsule against the lead assembly with one portion of the press foot assembly, and simultaneously to blow mold the blank capsule into another preformed portion of the press foot assembly to form the bulb portion of the lamp capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1984
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventor: Gary E. Lowe
  • Patent number: 4411681
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing glass bottles and more specifically an apparatus and a method for forming parisons is disclosed. At least one blank mold defines a mold cavity having an opening at its upper end for receiving a premeasured gob of molten glass from a loading cavity member. A plunger having a volume of at least 15% of the volume of the mold cavity is completely extended into the mold cavity prior to the reception of the molten glass. The molten glass is moved downwardly from said loading cavity member into the mold cavity. Fluid force presses the molten glass against the walls of the mold cavity and against the extended plunger. The opening in the mold is closed by a baffle and the plunger retracted. Compressed air is applied through the neck of the parison to expand the parison outwardly against the mold cavity and a mold surface defined by the baffle means. The parison is then separated for further processing in the bottle making operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1983
    Assignees: Ruth B. Northup, John D. Northup, Jr., Nancy N. Lehrkind, Mary E. Northup
    Inventor: John D. Northup
  • Patent number: 4391578
    Abstract: A method for producing hollow articles from, for instance, plastic or glass in viscous condition by means of at least one multiple mold comprising a plurality of mold elements into which gobs of the material are introduced and subsequently formed and expanded to finished hollow articles during a molding cycle, and in which the center distances of the plurality of mold elements or of part thereof are changed during each molding cycle; and a machine for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1983
    Assignee: Hermann Heye
    Inventor: Lothar Schaar
  • Patent number: 4362544
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an improved construction for a ten-section IS glass forming machine which incorporates on and in the machine frame, all of the control valving and piping necessary to operate all of the sections of the machine according to any selected one of a plurality of different types of processes, resulting in a significant decrease in the proliferation of pipes and valves that were previously required to be added to, and then removed from, the machine as the machine operation was changed from one type of forming process to another. The apparatus of this invention further applies individual controls for effecting the cooling of each parison mold cavity and each blow mold cavity of each multi-cavity section of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois, Inc.
    Inventor: James D. Mallory
  • Patent number: 4298371
    Abstract: In the manufacture of hollow glass articles such as bottles, a gob of molten glass is blown or pressed into a parison in a premold, the parison being then transferred to a final mold where it is allowed to reside for a period sufficient to equalize its temperature before being blown into its ultimate shape. During the latter step, another final mold receives a parison meanwhile formed in the same premold. The two (or more) final molds associated with a given premold are mounted on a turntable for juxtaposition with the premold preparatorily to each transfer step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1981
    Inventors: Werner D. Knoth, Helmut Munker
  • Patent number: 4276075
    Abstract: A machine for the manufacture of glass articles by blow moulding comprises a plurality of article-forming assemblies mounted in a circular array on a rotatable carousel. Each assembly has a number of operating means which cooperate to shape a gob of molten glass, first by rough-blanking using a plunger, and then by blow-moulding, into the required article. Control of said operating means is effected by a set of primary control members adjustably positioned in fixed locations around the carousel, and a respective set of carousel-mounted secondary control members associated with each assembly. As the carousel rotates, the secondary control members are moved past and influenced by corresponding ones of the primary control members and, as a result, the operating means of each assembly are appropriately controlled to shape the required article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1981
    Assignee: Olivotto Vetromeccanica S.a.s.
    Inventor: Vanfrido Olivotto