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Publication numberUS1594465 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 3, 1926
Filing dateNov 9, 1925
Priority dateNov 9, 1925
Publication numberUS 1594465 A, US 1594465A, US-A-1594465, US1594465 A, US1594465A
InventorsSr Charles Alvin Miller
Original AssigneeMiller Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Automatic bottle feed to filling machines
US 1594465 A
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Aug. 3 1926. LMA

c. A. MILLER. SR

AUTOMATIC BOTTLE FEED TO FILLING MACHINES Filed Nov. 9, 1.925 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Au -,j3 192% 1,594,465

' :3. A. MELLER, SR

AUTOMATIC BOTTLE FEED TO FILLING MACHINES Filed Nov. 1925 2 Shts-Sheet z Patented Aug. 3, 1926.

iINiTiE *SiATijs isei t CHARLES ALVIN MiLLEB, $3., 013 'BAiNBR De GEORGI Assie iois T MILLER MANUFACTURING commiiw, OF BAINBRiDGE, GEORGIA.

AUTOMATIC BOTTLE mm) TO FILLiia G MACHINES.

Other bbjeets' will ibjhear inlthe fellowilig' detailed, description f the s apparatus, end is diselds'ed is thswulree. sheetspf drawings herewith iuade g part of the application.

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Fig.1 isha dipmgfamiiiatie plan vie wugf the autohizitie bottled feed,fi11in g;.and discharge mechanism iii essembled form I e t Fig. 2 illustrates side elevgitiona'l view 0f the bottle holding heel disclosing the bottle trm'is'ferri ig ahd ejecting means in relitionship lthreto-, i v Fig.3 represents eplan yiew iii seetion oiQFig. 2,.sh0Wi1i'g the trziiisfer ring, and.

' ejecting; mechanism in afs'seiiiblecl i'elzition- Sihiil'ar m1n1ra1s,inhe, drawings represei' tsimilar eleniehts in the figures. Numeral l ciesigiihtes the frame or" the .hOttle filling machine Whichsuppbrts atu1=ntable 01* bottlehdlder 2, commonly attached te a veitic2;1sha;i?t 3;,suiteb1y supported in the frame 1 of thGJ I I QCII LifiG CQQILQCtQd t0 the shaft 3isz t Wheel 4 having spaced hatches 5 locatecl alfohg; its periphery. Iliterinitteiit 0r peiiodic movement is inparted te the ,turn-tab1e,,2'by meins (if mechanism which may be described. as O H H z i litloiie erid pf ff'reme l is zi shzift, 9 on which, is iiiouiitejci 10 which is :il daptedito O'Sciliat by ii emis of mechanism cpn pi isi gthe driving apparatus t the fillii g' i i c in fioli i h dpi 1o ippe'si to hame a mi l), c nn c jl 12 he mem lZbQ gefleP Q 1 freely on shaf 3 in ai -o1 illitiii'g Fi'iied t' iheiiiheiylQ is" e; pii'wl a e; thewhe eil"; 4

conveyor 14, is a, sliding IheIxibifllKWhih is epn ifectegi by mejzi s' of hhk 181501, ah arm m mb 9, e rmm lm l91.b hg W inward over the endless ehaih conyeyor l i, and the. 11161111363 21 is dzipted to slip-below and above the WheehjZ. A statiq iai y plate 22 iserranged to hold, zibuttlewhile being carried around the tu in-tablefli The turntable or rotating" h ead QQiS provided with a series of pock ets 2& which open, outwardly to'perinit the proper entify and output: otthe bottles. Surrounding the illljll-tflbig is a taCheQ t0 membe 12 fpiyfd t0 shaft 3 .An arm or pusher membe QO is z glatpted. to push guide 2 L svhieh may begzidjusted te diameter and whieh Sei'VeS t Q held the hbttles in P 31- tioii il l the ipoekets, 23. Att'a'ehe'd to guide 24 is a spring membel 25 which is adapted to held bottles of similar size in a rigid position :is they are being v filled.

Qverlyingtheendlessbeltl i is a stop or pocket member fizfi which tends} to holdthe bottles Eiiiqsositioli beforethey are transerred fromthe chaiii ,conveyo fl 14 by the member 20 i ito-a pogket of the Wheel 2.

On the in t-iQn pf inemhe 20,, which is at fiXechto ihen bei lfi, member 21 on the eppqsite eiid of 17 will push thehqttles out if the heel 2 on to zyguidesupport 26fl Belted to the g'uigle supp'o t 26, are three suitable guide p0rtions2'Z, 28 and 29, which prevent the bettles .f rdm talling.

The Wi' er or pusher member 20 ,is hetmzillji attached t6 member 17 by meeus ofi h ik e m i t h vie s n m er h P6,? ei ht Wip 10 el lm i 2 -1 9 g ins 1 u I falls idiptdppls' 0Y9 Ja e is; fcii c" we 51; ee 1 oyenier t, heve way in case a r if ii s ivasi jected fr'o'm'the" pticket 23 of Wheel 2 into the guides 27, 28 and 29, a member 31 is pushed forward, the member 31 being controlled by motion of a pulley wheel 32 which makes a complete revolution at each stroke of rod 9, thereby pushing the bottle on to the conveyor 14 at the proper point. The pushing member 31 is connected to wheel 32 by means of a connecting rod 33. In this connection it may be stated that the pulley wheel32 does not make a complete revolution until members 20 and 21 have performed their functions of transferring and ejecting the bottles- In operation this inventionprovides an efiicient means for automatically feeding bottles to the machine and ejecting them therefrom. The shaft 9 is arranged to make a forward and backward motion thereby giving the arm 10 a suitable rocking action, by means of the connecting rod or shaft 11, which is connected to member 12, the member 12 being rotatably attached to shaft 3. Member 12 is connected to it and pawl 6, which, when moved inwardly to the notches 5, causes the wheel 4 to move in a periodic circular motion. Attached to wheel 4.- is a pocket wheel or bottle holding wheel 2, and wheel 2 not being in motion, member 12 is moving backwardly, thereby causing members 18, 19 and 20 to move accordingly.

Inasmuch as members 20 and 21 are con-' nected to the above elements, the function of transferring and ejecting the bottles is readily accomplished.

What I claim is v 1. In a bottle filling machine havingan endless belt conveyor and a bottle holding wheel means for simultaneously transferring bottles from the belt to the wheel, and ejecting bottles from the wheel to the belt, consisting of a sliding member mounted on a connecting bar, the connecting bar being suitably attached through a: system of linkages to an oscillating member which is suitably pivoted to the holding wheel.

2. The combination with a bottle filling machine of an endless belt conveyor, of a bottle holding wheel, of means simultaneously transferring bottles from the belt to the wheel and ejecting bottles from the wheel to the belt, the means consisting of a sliding member mounted'on a connecting bar, the connecting bar being suitably attached to an arm member by means of a linked portion.

3. The combination with a bottle filling machin of an endless belt conveyor, of a bottle holding wheel, of means simultaneously transferring bottles from the belt to the wheel and ejecting bottles from the wheel to the belt, the-means consisting of a sliding member mounted on a connecting bar, the connecting bar beingsuitably at- 'tached to anjarm member by means of a linked portion, the arm member being in turn attached to an oscillating member which is suitably pivoted to the holding wheel shaft.

4. The combination with a bottle filling machine of an endless belt conveyor, of a bottle holding wheel, of. means. simultane ously transferring, bottles from the belt to the wheel and ejecting bottles from the wheel to the belt, the means consisting of a sliding member mounted on a connecting bar, the connecting bar being suitably attached to an arm member by means of a linked portion, the arm member being in turn attached to an oscillating member which is suitably pivoted to the holding wheel shaft, of means for providing oscillating movement to the last named member.

5. The combination with a bottle filling machine of an endless belt conveyor, of a bottle holding wheel, of means simultaneously transferring bottles from the belt to the wheel and ejecting bottles from the wheel to the belt, the means consisting of a sliding member mounted on a connecting bar, the connecting bar being suitably attached to an arm member by means of a linked portion, the arm member being in turn attached to an oscillating member which is suitably pivoted to the holding wheel shaft, of means for providing oscillating movement to the last named member, consisting of linked members keyed to a driving shaft of the machine.

6. The combination With a bottle filling machine of an endless belt conveyor, of a bottle holding wheel, of means simultaneously transferring bottles from the belt to the wheel and ejecting bottles fro-m the wheel to the belt, operative means for transferring and ejecting the bottles comprising an oscillating element which forces a pusher member inwardly over the endless belt conveyor, thereby pushing the bottle into its position in the holding wheel, simultaneously the 'pushng member acts to push a bottle from the holding wheel on to the endless belt.

7. The combination with a bottl filling machine of an endless belt conveyor, of a bottle holding wheel, of means simultaneously transferring bottles from the belt to the wheel and ejecting bottles from the wheel to the belt, operative means for transferring and ejecting the bottles comprising an oscillating element which forces a push er member inwardly over the endless belt conveyor, thereby pushing the bottle lnto its position in the holding wheel, simultaneously the pushing member acts to push a bottle from th holding wheel on to the endless belt, of means for relieving the pusher element of strain in case the bottle falls over.

8. The combination' with bottle filling machine of an endless belt conveyor, of a bottle holding Wheel, of means simultaneously transferring bottles from the belt to the Wheel and ejecting bottles from the Wheel to the beit, operative means for transferring and ejecting the bottles comprising an oscillating element Which forces a pusher member inwardly over the endless belt conveyor, thereby pushing the bottle into its position in the holding Wheel, sirnultanel0 ousiy the pushing member acts to push a bottle from the holding Wheel on to the endless belt, the last named means c0mpris ing a hinged pusher member suitably tensisned by means of a spring.

In testimony whereof I afliX my signature.

CHARLES ALVIN MILLER, SR.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification198/468.11
International ClassificationB67C7/00
Cooperative ClassificationB67C2007/006