Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1889193 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 29, 1932
Filing dateFeb 23, 1926
Priority dateFeb 23, 1926
Publication numberUS 1889193 A, US 1889193A, US-A-1889193, US1889193 A, US1889193A
InventorsEdward Craig
Original AssigneeSaranac Bag Sealers Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Machine for closing containers
US 1889193 A
Abstract  available in
Images(6)
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Nov. 29, 1932. cRAlG 1,889,193

MACHINE FOR CLOSING CONTAINERS Riled Feb. 23, 1926 6 Sheets-Sheet l Jinx r3671- 276M142! Una/{9 NOV. 29, I cRAlG MACHINE FOR CLOSING CONTAINERS Filed Feb. 25, 1926 6 Sheets-Sheet 2 Nov. 29, 1932. -E. CRAIG MACHINE FOR CLOSING couumans Filed Feb. 23, 1926 6 Sheets-Sheet 4 Nov. 29, 1932.

E. CRAIG MACHINE FOR CLOSING CONTAINERS 6 Sheets-Sheet 5' Filed Feb'. 25, 1926 Nov. 29, 1932. E. CRAIG MACHINE FOR CLOSING CONTAINERS 6 Sheets-Sheet 6 Filed Feb. 23, 1926 Patented Nov. 29, 1932 UNITED STATES' PATENT OFFICE l EDWARD CRAIG, OF ST. JOSEPH, MICHIGA N, ASSIGNOR, BY MESNE' ASSIGNMENTS, T

SARANAC BAG SEALER-S, INC., OF BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN, A CORPORATION OF DELAWARE MACHINE FOR CLOSING CONTAINERS Application filed February :23, 1926. Serial No. 90,087.

This invention relates to machinery for inserting fastening devices, and more specifically to machinery for closing receptacles, such as paper bags, after they are filled.

Generally stated, the object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved construction and arrangement of fastener driving instrumentalities, together with" novel and improved means for presenting the work to said instrumentalities, thereby to automatically perform the fastener driving operations on the work, in the desired manner, as will hereinafter more fully appear.

More specifically considered, the object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved construction and arrangement of staple driving and paper folding instrumentalities, so combined and arranged that the top of a paper bag will be automatically folded and closed, and automatically secured in such folded condition by the insertion of staples therein.

It is also an object to provide certain details and features of construction in novel combinations tending to increase the general utility and desirability of a machine of this particular character, and which may have other uses or utility in other fields or in other ways, as will hereinafter more fully appear;

To the foregoing and other useful ends, the invention consists in matters hereinafter set forth and claimed and shown in the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 is a plan of an automatic bag stapling or sealing machine, einbodying the principles of the invention.

Fig. 2 is a side elevation of said machine.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged transverse section on line 3-3 in Fig. 1. I

Fig. 4 is a similar section on line44: in Fig. 1. Fig. 5 is an enlar ed transverse section on line 5-5 in Fig. 1, s lowing the parts in position to start the folding of the upper portion of the paper bag.

Fig. 6 is a similar view of certain portions of the structure shown in Fig. 5, showing the parts in position for the partial folding of the top portion of the paper bag.

Fig. 7 is a view similar to Fig. 6, showing the parts in the final position necessaryfor the complete folding of the upper portion of the paper bag.

Fig. 8 is a horizontal section on line 8-8 in Fig. 5. A

Fig. 9 is an enlarged detail vertical section of one of the bag holders, showing the clamping jaw thereof in open position.

Fig. 10 is a perspective of one of the bags which has been stapled or sealed.

Fig. 11 is an enlarged detail vertical section on line 11-1l in Fig. 10.

Fig. 12 is a detail view of one of the cams employed in said machine.

As thus illustrated, and referring to Figs. 1 and 2, it will be seen that the body frame of the machine comprises the base 1 upon which the pedestals or supported. The sprockets 4 and 5 are mounted on said pedestals, to rotate about vertically disposed axes, and a sprocket chain, of any suitable character, is trained around these sprockets and provided with the balg holders. Each bag holder comprises the main portion 6 which is rigid with one of the links of the belt, and the on the main portion at 8 and provided with a lower end portion 9 which serves as a stop to engage the adjacent side of the body portion 6 and thereby limit the outward swing of said jaw. The jaw of each bag holder is controlled by a spring 10 so applied, as shown in Fig. 4, that it tends to yieldingly hold the jaw 7 in closed position. Guides 11 are provided at opposite sides of the machine, and.

suitably supported on the body frame, to suppo'rtthe parallel stretches of the endless belt or chain upon which the bag holders are carried. For the operation of the endless series of bag holders, in step by step manner, to carry them successively into position to present the bags in position to be fastened or sealed, by means hereinafter described, the

sprocket 4 is operated by a ratchet 12, of any suitable character, which in turn is operated by the pitman 13 connected to the upper end of the lever 14:, which latter is pivoted at 15 at its lower end upon the base of the machine. A longitudinal shaft 16 is suitably supported in hearings on the body frame, and is projaw portion 7 which is pivoted uprights 2 and 3 are vided with a cam 17 for engaging the roll or projection 18 on the lever 14, whereby the latter is vibrated and the pitman 13 is reciprocated to intimately actuate the bag holders by hand in the bag holders, at any convenient point in the path of the travel thereof, and the top portion of the bag is pinched between the upper edges of the main portion 6 and the jaw 7, so that the two sides of the bag are brought flatwise together to facilitate the folding thereof. The folding mechanism, as shown more clearily in Figs. 5, 6 and 7, comprises a blade folder 20 mounted to reciprocate in a bracket 21 carried by the upper portion 22 of the body frame of the machine. This reciprocating folder is connected by a pitman rod 23 with the pivoted rocker arm 24, and the latter is connected by a pitman 25 with the cam 26 which latter has a groove to engage the roll or projection 27 on the lower end of this pitman 25, the latter having a slot 28 in which the shaft 16 extends, thus forming a guide for the up and down reciprocation of the pitman.

1 As shown in Fig. 5, the bag 29 arrives in position as shown, and as shown in Fig. 6 the elements are so timed that the blade 20 then moves downward and pushes the bag material into the recess 30 of the folder element 31 fixed on the body frame of the machine. A vertically reciprocating folder 32 has its lower end provided with a notch 33, and has its upper end fastened to the head 34 on the upper end of the vertically reciprocating rod or element 35, the latter having its lower end provided with a pivoted member 36 which is operated by the cam 37, which latter is preferably of the form shown in Fig-12, but it will be understood that the earns 26 and 37 can be of any suitable character, and are so timed that the folding operations will occur in proper sequence. After the operation shownin Fig. 6, the folder 32 then moves downward and engages the bag material and folds it in the manner shown in -Fig. 7, so that a double fold is made in the bag material at the top thereof, in the manner shown. Guides 38 are provided to direct the top portions offhe bag into position for thus closing each bag holder after a bag has been placed therein. In addition, a longitudinal bar 41 is provided at the operating side of the machine, this bar being provided with spring pressed shoes 42 which engage the jaws of the bag holders and keep them in position until after the folding and stapling operations have been performed.

The stapling mechanism for inserting the staples 42 in the double folded upper portion of the bag, as shown in Figs. 10 and 11, may be of any suitable known or approved form or construction. As shown, there are three stapling positions which each bag occuples, after leaving the folding mechanism. At the first position is the single stapler 43, and

at the second position is the double stapler 44, while at the third position or station is the double stapler 45 as shown in Fig. l of the drawings. The first stapler 43 is preferably adapted to drive the middle staple as shown in Fig. 10, while the stapling mechanism 44 is adapted to drive one of the end staples of the row, there being five in all, and also the staple at the other side of said middle staple; then the third stapling mechanism 45 will drive the staple at the other end of the row, as well as the staple at the other side of the middle staple, whereby the method involves the insertion of asingle staple first, then the insertion of two more staples and finally the insertion of two more staples to complete the stapling together of the double folded top portion of the bag. These staplers are operated by a rock shaft 46 extending longitudinally of the machine, and mounted in suitable bearings 47 on the body frame of the machine, said shaft having upstanding arms 48 to engage the reciprocating rods 49 that reciprocate the heads 50 of the staplers, whereby the horizontally disposed staplers are operated to insert the staples horizontally through the upper portion of the bags, while the to por-' tions of the latter are between the gui es 39, the folded over top portions 51 of the bags being held to a straight path of travel by said guides. The rock shaft 46 has an arm 52 which is connected by the pitman 53 with the eccentric 54 on the shaft 16 previously mentioned. It will be understood that the parts are sotimed in their operations that while one bag is being folded by the mechanism shown in Figs. 5, 6 and 7, as explained, another bag'is being operated upon by the stapler 43, while still another bag is being operated upon by the stapler 44, at the same time that a fourth bag is being operated upon by the stapler 45. Then the endlessseries of bag holders is given a forward feeding movement, sufficient to bring another bag into position for folding, and to bring three other bags into positionfor said stapling operations. As fast as the bags leave the stapler 45, I

the bagholders are opened and the stapled bags are taken out by hand. The empty bag holders are then filled again, as previously explained, and the machine thus runs continuously to automatically fold over the top portions of the bags, and to then staple these portions in the manner shown and described.

Thus the bags are sealed at their tops, after they are filled, but it is obvious that the invention can be used in various ways, and is not limited to the particular use shown and described, so far as the machinery for folding understood that one or more thicknesses can be employed, for bags or for other articles or objects, Without departing from the spirit of the invention. As shown and described, the invention is employed for the purpose of closing and sealing the top portion of the bag, but it is obvious that substantially the same machinery might be used for closing and fastening the other end of a bag before it is filled, or might be used for folding and fastening sheet material containers or articles of various kinds.

As shown, the springs 10 are so applied that they spring past the center 8 when the outer or movable side 7 of each bag holder is swung out into the position shown in Fig.

9, whereby the outer sides 7 of the bag holders are held in this open position. After the bag is placed in the open bag holder, a slight push on the side member 7 is suflicient to close it, as the spring will pull it into closed position as soon as the spring passes the center. The closing of the bag holders, after being loaded with bags or other articles, is

preferably accomplished, as stated, automatically, by the cam 40 disposed in position to strike the members 7 successively, and these members 7 are then held in closed position by the bars 42, as previouslyexplained, so that the upper portions of the bags are firmly held while being folded, and while being stapled. For the practice of the methocl shown and described, and in the use of the machinery, it is important to so place the bags in the bag holders that the upper portions of the bags will extend substantially straight up, as shown in Figs. 5 and 9, before and after being clamped by the member 7 of each bag holder, whereby the folding mechanism will operate properly in the manner shown and described. It will be seen, however, that the folding mechanism is of such character that the top portions of the bags could be more or less irregular, and somewhat wrinkled, without interfering with the proper operation of the folding mechanism,

although it is better to place the bags carefully in place with their upper portions extending straight up in unwrinkled condition, in order to insure a minimum number of defective bags, or no defectives at all if possible. Any suitable means can be employed for tilling the bags, of course, and they can be placed in the bag holders either by hand or other- Wise, and can be removed from the bag holders by hand or otherwise, without departing from the spirit of the invention.

It will thus be seen that the machine is adapted for the closing and sealing of the ends of bags or tubes made of flexible material, and hence the invention is not limited to any particular flexible material, and hence the term bags is illustrative of one particular use of the invention and comprehends the use of the invention in connection with bags or tubes of flexible material of any suitable character, and for any suitable or desired purpose.

It will be seen that the conveyor having the holders 6 and 7 is in the form of an endless conveyor belt disposed in position to operate in a horizontal plane, with means 2 at one end to provide a vertical axis for the conveyor, and means 3 at the other end of the conveyor to provide a similar vertical axis, whereby the conveyor has parallel straight lengths between the two ends thereof, and two straight lengths moving in opposite directions. Means are disposed over one straight length. such as the elements 20, 30, 31 and 33, parallel with the conveyor, to close the upper ends of the bags or tubes,- as the latter travel along in a straight line with this side of the conveyor. The travel of the bags or tubes in a straight line, and the arrangement of the closing instrumentalities parallel with this straight path of travel. facilitates the operations on the bags or tubes. Also, it will be seen that the closed bags or tubes may remain on the conveyor and come clear around on the other straight length of the conveyor, if this is necessary or convenient for the removal of the closed bags or tubes. In addition, unclosed bags or tubes can be placed on the straight stretch of the conveyor, which is at the rear of the machine, after the closed bags or tubes are taken 0H, and thus the straight length or stretch of the conveyor at the rear side of the machine may support either or both closed and unclosed bags or tubes, thereby to suit the convenience of the Workers or attendants who place the unclosed filled bags or tubes on the machine and then remove them after the upper ends of the bags or tubes are closed. The length of the conveyor is such that the workers or attendants have plenty of timeand opportunity in which to put the unclosed bags or tubes on the conveyor and remove the closed bags or tubes, without the necessity of stopping the motion of the conveyor or the operation of the machine.

Without disclaiming anything, and without prejudice to any novelty disclosed, what I claim as my invention is: v

1. In a machine for closing and sealing a fibrous bag, the combination with means for reversely folding the mouth of the bag to provide a double fold therein, of means whereby said bag is disengaged from said folding means, and means for therafter ap plying fastening means to maintain the double fold.

2. A machine as specified in claim 1, said fastening applying means comprising mechanism for inserting staples through the double fold.

3. A machine as specified in claim 1, said fol-ding means comprising mechanism for forming reverse folds between the body of the bag and the upper edge thereof, and for thereafter folding down the upper edge portion of the bag and compressing the'thicknesses thereof together, preparatory to the said fastening operation.

4. In a machine for closing and sealing I paper bags, the combination of folding mechanism to produce a double fold in the top portion of the bag, and fastener driving mechanism to thereafter insert staples through said double fold to seal the bag.

5. A structure as specified in claim 4, said folding mechanism comprising a reciprocating blade folder, a stationary channel-like folder member to receive said blade and a portion of the bag. and a reciprocating member with a channel to thereafter fold down the upper edge portion of the bag.

6. structure as specified in claim 4, said stapling mechanism comprising staplers disposed in position to insert the staples successively, in combination with bag carrying means to present each bag first to the folding mechanism. and then successively to the 'dif-' ferent staplers. whereby each bag is closed and sealed by a folding operation followed by successive stapling operations performed upon the top portion thereof.

7. A structure as specified in claim 4, in combination with bag-carrying means to antomatically present the bags to said folding mechanism and thereafter to said stapling mechanism, whereby the bags are automatically carried along and successively operated upon to close and seal the top of each bag.

8. A structure as specified in claim 4, in combination with an endless series of bag holders, for automatically carrying the bags along and presenting them to said'folding mechanism and thereafter to said stapling mechanism.

9. A structure as specified in claim 4, in combination with an endless series of bag holders to carry the bags from the folding mechanism to the stapling mechanism, each bag holder being in the form of a receptacle with a movable outer side, having means to pinch the upper portion of the bag together, thereby to facilitate said folding operation.

' 10. A structure as specified in claim 4, in combination with means to pinch the side walls of the bag together, preliminary to said folding operatlon.

11. A structure as specified in claim 4, in combination with means to pinch the side walls of the bag together, preliminary to said folding operation, .and means causing the bags to travel automatically to and from said folding mechanism, and to and from said stapling mechanism, so that the bags are automatically carried along and operated upon to close and seal the top of each bag.

12. In machinery for folding and stapling sheet material, the combination of folding mechanism to automatically produce a double fold in said sheet material, and fastener driving mechanism for thereafter inserting fasteners to maintain said double fold.

13. A structure as specified in claim 12, said fastener driving mechanism comprising a plurality of staplers for inserting staples through said fold.

14. A structure as specified in claim 12, in combination with automatic instrumentalities for carrying the sheet material into position to be operated upon by said folding mechanism, and by said fastener driving mechanism, so that the material is automatically carried along and operated upon in the desired manner.

15. A structure as specified in claim 12, said folding mechanism comprising a reciprocating blade folder, a channel-like member co-operating with said blade folder, and a reciprocating folder with a groove therein to co-operate with said channel member tocomplete the folding operation.

16. A structure as specified in claim 12, said fastener driving mechanism comprising a plurality of staplers disposed in position tosuccessively operate upon said material, so that successive stapling operations are performed on said double fold.

17 A'structure as specified in claim 12, in combination with means for compressing the fold together preliminary to the performing of said fastening operation thereon.

18. A structure as specified in claim 12, in combination with means for compressing a plurality of thicknesses of the sheet material together, preliminary to said folding operation.

19. Themethod of closing bags which ineludes forming a reentrant fold with the sections thereof extending at an angle to the body of the bag, folding the sections of said reentrant fold into engagement with both sides of said body, and simultaneously securing the folds together at a plurality of separated points.

ata

21. The method of closing bags which 'includes forming a reentrant fold in the bag at substantially a right angle to the body to give the material a substantially T formation, folding the arms of the T into reenforcing relationship with the body of the bag, and simultaneously securing the folds together at a plurality of separated points.

22. The method of closing bags which includes forming a reentrant fold at substantially a right angle to the body of the bag to give the material a substantiallv T formation, folding the arms of the T into reenforcing relation with both sides of said body, and simultaneously inserting a series of staples throur h all of the folds.

23. The method of closing bags which includes forming a reentrant fold in the lips of the bag at an angle to the edge of a relatively stationary blade, folding the sections of said reentrant fold about said blade into engagement with the sides of the body portion of the bag, and simultaneously securing the folds together at a plurality of separated points.

24. The method of closing bags which includes forming a reentrant fold in the lips of the bag at substantially a right angle to the edge of a relatively stationary blade to give the material a substantiallyT formation, folding the arms of the T about said blade into engagement with the sides of the body,

and securing the folds together.

25. The method of closing bags which includes folding the lips of the bag into a substantially T shape across the ,edge of a relatively stationary blade, folding the arms of the T about said blade into reenf'orcing relation with both sides of the body and simultaneously securing said folds together at a series of spaced points. 26. The method of closing bags which includes forming a reentrantfold at substantially a right angle to the body of the bag across the edge of a relatively stationary blade to give the material a substantially T formation, folding the arms of the T against the sides of the body, and simultaneously stapling the folds together at a series of separated points.

27. The method of closing bags which includes folding the material of the bag into substantially a T. formation across the edge of a relatively stationary blade, folding the arms of the T into reenforcing relation with both sides of the body, and inserting staples plurality of points through all of the folds.

28. The method of closing bags which includes folding the material of the bag into a substantially T formation across the edge of a relatively stationary blade, folding the arms of the T into reenforcing relation with both sides of the body, and simultaneously inserting a plurality of staples through said folds at a plurality of separated points.

29. 'A machine for folding bags, a stationary folder blade, means for forming a reentrant fold at an angle to the edge of said blade, means for folding the sections of said fold into reenforcing relation with both sides of the body of thebag, and means for simultaneously securing the folds together at a series of spaced points.

30. In a machine for folding bags, a sta tionary folder blade, a movable folder blade for forming a reentrant fold at substantially a right angle to said stationary blade, and folding mechanism for folding the sections of said fold into reenforcing relation with both sides of the body of the bag.

31. In a machine for folding bags, a stationary folder blade, a movable folder blade, means for moving said movable folder blade into cooperative relation with said stationary blade, a second movable folder blade, and power-driven means for predeterminately moving said second movable folder blade into cooperative relation with said stationary blade. 7

32. In a machine for folding bags, a stationary folder blade, a movable folder blade for effecting a reentrant fold at substantially a right angle to said stationary blade, a second movable blade for folding the material of said first-named fold on both sides of said stationary blade, and means for effecting the automatic actuation of said folder blades in sequence to complete the fold.

33. In a machine-for closing bags, folding mechanism for folding the material of the bag into substantially parallel folds, and means for simultaneously attaching said substantially parallel folds together at a series of separated points.

34. In a machine for closing bags, folding mechanism for folding the material of the bag into substantially parallel folds, and stapling mechanism for simultaneously inserting a plurality of staples through said folds at separated points.

35. In a machine for closing bags, means for folding the material of the bag into substantially parallel folds to form a closure, and a gang of stapling devices arranged lengthwise of the fold for simultaneously inserting a series of staplesinto the fold at a plurality of separated points.

3.6. In a machine for closing the mouths of flexible bags or containers, the combination with means for engaging the bag mouth to form an incompleted fold therein, said means including a movable member, of means infold and to press the free end of the bag mouth against a portionof the bag mouth closely adjacent the body of the bag.

37. In a machine for closing the mouths of flexible bags or containers, the combination with a member for engaging and supporting one side of the bag mouth, of means for engaging the other side of the bag mouth to fold the latter over and across the said member, and means for thereafter engaging the first mentioned side of said bag mouth to form a further fold therein and to press the free end of the bag mouth against a portion of. the bag mouth closely adjacent the body of the bag.

' 38. In a machine for forming a double fold in the mouth'of a paper bag to close the same, the combination withia conveyor for bags, of folding mechanism through which the bags are moved b said conveyor, said folding mechanism inc uding means movable to and from bag folding position to engage and form an incomplete fold in said bag mouth, and means movable to and from bag folding position to engage and form a second fold-in said bag mouth and'to complete the ,first named fold, and to press the free end of the bag mouth against a portion of the bag mouth closely adjacent the body of the bag, and power driven apparatus for actuating said first and second named means in succession.

39. In a machine for forming a double fold in the mouth of a paper bag to close the same,

the combination with a conveyor for bags, of folding mechanism through which the bags are moved by said conveyor, said mechanism includingreci rocating means operable successively to orm separate folds at spaced points in said bagmouth, power actuated means for driving said conveyor and said reciprocating means in timed relation, and guide means through which the folded bag is moved by said conveyor for maintaming the bag in folded condition.

40. In a machine for forming a double fold in the mouth of a paper bag to close the same, the combination with a conveyor for bags, of folding mechanism through which the bags are moved by said conveyor, said mechanism including reciprocating means operable successively to form separate folds at spaced condition. f

oints in said bag mouth, intermittent driying means for said conveyor whereby said bags ma be brought to rest during the successive olding operations, and guide means through which said bags are moved by the conveyor for maintaining the bags in folded 41. A machine for closing the ends of bags or tubes made of flexible material, compristo operate in a horizontal plane, rotary means having a vertical axis to support one end of saidconveyor, rotary means having a vertical axis to support the other end of said conveyor, whereby said conveyor has parallel and oppositely moving straight lengths between said supporting means, means on said conveyor for supporting the lower ends of the bags or tubes, so that the latter are supported with their open ends upward, means disposed parallel with the conveyor for successively engaging the open upper ends of the bags or tubes, while the bags or tubes travel in a straight line with one straight length of the conveyor, thereb to close said upper ends, and instrumentaiities for operating said conveyor and said closing means in timed relation, whereby either closed or unclosed bags or tubes may be moving with the other straight length of said conveyor.

42. A structure as specified in claim 41, said conveyor having intermittent feeding motion about said vertical axis.

43. A structure as specified in claim 41, said closing means comprising elements for producing a double fold comprising eight thicknesses of the flexible material.

44. A structure as specified in claim-41, said conveyor providing an endless path of both curved and straight travel for the bags or tubes in a horizontal plane.

45. In a machine for folding the open ends of receptacles to close the same, the combination with means including a movable member for forming a reentrant fold extendin transversely of the end of the receptacle, an means for folding the sections of said fold into reinforcing relation with both sides of the receptacle.

46. In a machine for folding the 0 en ends of receptacles, the combination wit means including a movable member for engaging the receptacle to fold the end thereof into substantially T shape, and'means for thereafter folding the laterally extending arms of the T againstthe leg of the T.

47. In a machine for folding the 0 en ends of receptacles, the combination wit means for holding the receptacle with the o n end thereof upward, of means for pressing the side walls of the upper end together to form an upstanding substantially flat end ortion of-double thickness, means for folding the for holding the receptacle with the open end thereof upward, of i side walls of the upper end together to form an upstanding substantially flat end portion of double thickness, means for engaging thesaid end portion to form a reentrant fold, and

' means for folding the sections of said fold downwardly into reinforcing relation with both sides of the receptacle.

49. In a machine for folding the open ends of receptacles,

the combination with means for holding the receptacle with the open end thereof upwardly, of means for pressing the side walls of the upper end together to form an upstanding substantially flat end portion of double thickness, and means for engaging the said end portion to fold the same into substantially T shape, and for thereafter bringing the laterally extending arms of the -T downwardly on either side of the leg of the T.

Specification signed this 18th day of Feb., 1926.

EDWARD CRAIG.

means for pressing the-

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2435398 *Jun 3, 1944Feb 3, 1948Bocji CorpMethod and apparatus for closing cartons
US2727648 *Jul 1, 1953Dec 20, 1955Doughboy Ind IncCombination heat sealing and label applying apparatus
US2740244 *Nov 18, 1950Apr 3, 1956August BelliBag sealing machine
US2781622 *Oct 2, 1953Feb 19, 1957Roto Table CoPackaging device
US2885846 *Nov 1, 1954May 12, 1959Bartelt Engineering CoMachine for forming, filling and closing bags
US2926474 *Jan 29, 1954Mar 1, 1960Plax CorpTube closing machine
US6295790 *Feb 17, 1999Oct 2, 2001Slidell, Inc.Compact bag filling machine
US6324818Jun 3, 2000Dec 4, 2001Slidell, Inc.Vacuum filling machine for bags
US7322162 *Apr 20, 2006Jan 29, 2008Thiele Technologies, Inc.Bag top folder and labeler
WO2000048905A1 *Feb 15, 2000Aug 24, 2000Slidell IncCompact bag filling machine
Classifications
U.S. Classification53/416, 53/482, 53/375.7, 53/375.2, 53/138.4
International ClassificationB65B51/05, B65B51/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65B51/05
European ClassificationB65B51/05