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 numberUS2208951 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 23, 1940
Filing dateApr 8, 1939
Priority dateApr 8, 1939
Publication numberUS 2208951 A, US 2208951A, US-A-2208951, US2208951 A, US2208951A
InventorsJay Tamassy
Original AssigneeJacob M Hauser
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Packaging apparatus
US 2208951 A
Abstract  available in
Images(2)
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

July 23, 1940. J.- TAMASSY PACKAGING APPARA'I'IQIS Filed April 8, 1939 2 Sheelzs-Sheet 1 v INVENTOR.

' TI'ORNEYS July 23, [1940.

J. TAMASSYM PACKAGING APPARATUS Filed April 8, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR.

ATTORNEYS Patented July 23, 1940 PATENT. OFFICE PACKAGING APPARATUS Jay Tamassy, New York, N. Y., assignor to Jacob M. Hauser, doing basin 00., New York, N. Y.

ess as Hauler Tea Bat Application April8, 1939, Serial No. 266,739

v11 Claims.

This invention relates to packaging apparatus and more specifically to apparatus for packaging bags which have tags attached.

In general, it is an object of the invention to provide a device of the character described which will efficiently perform the purposes for which it is intended, which is simple and economical of construction, which can be expeditiously, conveniently and safely manipulated, and which can be readily manufactured and assembled.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device which wraps a plurality of bags and tags, each bag with its own tag being enclosed in an outer wrapping, i. e., which prevents a tag which is connected to one bag from being wrapped with another bag; to provide such a device which utilizes the force of gravity to assist in accomplishing the particular result desired.

Other objects of the invention will in part be obvious and will in part appear hereinafter.

The invention accordingly comprises the features of construction, combination of elements, and arrangement of parts, which willbe exemplified in the construction hereinafter set forth and the scope of the application of which will be indicated in the claims.

For a fuller understanding of the nature and objects of theinvention, reference should be had to the following detailed description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in

- which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a device embodying one form of the invention;

Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view, in elevation, of a portion of the device shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a view of the bag and tag separating elements; and

Fig. 4 is a view of the bag propelling element.

Certain materials such as tea, etc., are often enclosed in small cloth bags with a tag connected by a string or the like to the bag. The tag may have information printed on it regarding the maker, the grade of material, etc. It is sometimes desired, for various reasons, to enclose the bag and tag in a protective wrapping which may be of coated Cellophane or other like sheet material. One general method of wrapping is to introduce, one after another, the bags with their respective connected tags between strips of Cellophane and to seal off the Cellophane around each successive bag with its tag. It has been found that frequently the tag connected to one bag would become positioned near the preceding or succeeding bag with the result that the wrong tag has been sealed in a bag. The shearing means which separate the successive wrapped bags has cut the string leading from the tag in one package to its proper bag in the next package. When the customer opened the packages,

a loose tag would fall out or there might be no tag at all. The present invention contemplates a device for overcoming this and other difliculties heretofore known.

In the drawings, l8 denotes generally means for successively supplying objects such as bags, etc., which are connected to tags. i 2 denotes generally mechanism for spacing each tag from its bag. It indicates mechanism for bringing each bag and tag together again and I6 indicates generally the means for successively wrapping together each bag with its own tag.

The bag-supplying means may be of any convenient form, that shown being an endless conveyor l8 having hoppers 20 attached thereto which each dump a bag and tag into hopper 22.

dimensions that they prevent the passage of a bag but do not prevent the dropping throughthe grille of the tag. Gravity normally pulls the tag through thegrille and thus spaces the bag and 1 tag.

The grille means may take various forms, that shown being a pair of multiple tined forks 24. Each comprises a rotatable rod 26 to which the spaced tines 28 are attached. The rods are horizontally parallel and the tinesextend toward each other, preferably downward. The material may be intercalated, if desired. Means described below are provided for rotating the rods and spacing the ends of the tinesso that a bag may fall therethrough and down through the bottom of the hoppers to be caught between the vertical, spaced, parallel portions of endless belts 30. The distance between these portions is such that a bag does not fall through between those portions but is carried along downward by, and in contact with, them.

As the bag passes downward, it is preceded by its depending tag. A propelling finger 32 is positioned toward the end of the travel of the bag between the belts 30. Mechanical means described below are timed to cause the finger 32 to enter the space between the belts and knock the bag, which is present at that time, downward with increased velocity so that it overtakes its own tag and falls, with it, between the wrapping wheels 34.

The wheels 34 each have two end rims 36 which are separatedirom the two similar rims of the other wheel only by the thickness of two 20 Grille means are provided in the hopper of such These webs. are brought from suitable sources 'oi'supply such as the spools 40 and pass'over and down between the wheels 34. The rims 34, which may be knurled or corrugated, press the edges of oneweb against the edges of the other separate one cavity from the next. The wheels are adjusted so that as they revolve, the surface portions 42 ofone wheelmeet the surface portions 42 of the other wheel. Thus, with the turning of the wheels, successive chambers are presented into which successive bags drop. The bags do not touch the wheels because the webs arepassing over the wheels. The bags are ,accordingly caught between the webs, the longitudinal edges of which are being sealed by the action of the wheelrims. The whee. chambers permit each bag to pass'down between the wheels. Beneath the bag, as it passes down, the webs have been sealed by the pressure of the surfaces 42. As each bag leaves the wheels, the webs are sealed behind the bag and its tag by the next contacting surface 42. Shearing means 44 cut the webs between successive bags which are than free to drop onto a finally disposingconvey'or 46.

The sealing of the webs may be facilitated by heat which can be supplied to the wheels 34. The belts 30 may be driven from a source (not. shown) by the rotation of pulleys H over which the belts pass. I

Any suitable means may be used for coordinat ing and synchronizing the motion of conveyor III, the opening of the forks 24, the motion of the propelling finger 32, the rotation of the wheels 34, and the shearing action of 'the means 44. Thus, a cam H2 on a mutual shaft H4 with pulley H0 may actuate a roller H6 tooperate linkages H8 and H9 which cause the periodic and sudden motion of rotation of the rods 26.

As shown, linkage H9 is pivoted on pivot I attached to hopper 22. One of the rods. 26 is attached to linkage H9. The other rod 26 is attached to a link I2I pivoted about pivot I23 on the hopper. Cam surfaces I25 on linkages H9 and links I23 cause the latter to rotate when the former rotate. This rotation of the bars and their tines about pivots I20 and I23 causes the distal ends of the tines in one set to separate from the distal ends of the tines in the other set. A cam I22 on one of the shafts H4 gives an intermittent motion to roller I24 which is attached to the pivoted arm I26. A link I28 from the end of that arm is pivotally connected to finger 32. The latter is itself pivoted about a horizontal shaft I30. The intermittent motion of the link causes the finger to strike intermittently in between the belts 30 to deliver a bag down against its tag and the webs 38.

The operation of the device has been described in connection with its parts. i

Since certain changes maybe madein the above construction and different embodiments of the invention could be made without departing from the scope thereof, it is intended that all matter contained in the above description or shown in the accompanying drawings shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

It is also to be understood that the following claims are intended to cover all the generic and specific features of the invention herein dewebs II of the packaging, or wrapping material.

scribed, and all statements of the scope of the invention which, as a matter or language, might be said to fall therebetween.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: 1; In combination, grille means for receiving in proximity thereto a tag and an object to which the tag is connected and for permitting the tag to be pulled through said grille means and become spaced from the object, means causing the spaced object and tag to approach a point, and propelling means for moving the object into proximity with the tag at least by the time the object and the tag reach said point.

2. In combination, grille means for receiving in proximity thereto a tag and an object to which the tag is connected and for temporarily, at least, preventing the object from passing through said grille means and for permitting the tag to be pulled through said grille means and become spaced from. the object, means causing the spaced object and tag to approach a point, and propellmg means for moving the object into proximity with the tag at least by the time the obj ct and the tag reach said point.

3. In combination, grille means for receiving in proximity thereto a tag and an object to which the tag is connected and for permitting the tag to be pulled through said grille means and become spaced from the object, means for permitting a force to cause the spaced object and tag to approaeh a point, and propelling means for moving the object into proximity with the tag at least by the time the object and the tag reach said point.

4. In combination, grille means for receiving in proximity thereto a tag and an object to which the tag is connected and for permitting the tag to be pulled through said grille means and be-- come spaced from the object, means for permitting gravity to cause the spaced jobject and tag to approach a point, and propelling means for moving the object into proximity with the tag at least by the time the object and the tag reach said point.

5. In combination, grille means for receiving in proximity thereto a tag and an object to which the tag is connected and for permitting the tag to be pulled through said grille means and become spaced from the object, means withdrawing said grille means from the path of the object and tagwhereby they may approach a point, and propelling means for moving the object into proximity with the tag at least by the time the object and the tag reach said point.

6. In combination, grille means for receiving in proximity thereto a tag and an object to which the tag is connected and for permitting the tag to be pulled through said grille means and become spaced from the object, means withdrawing said grille means from the path of the object and tag whereby they may approach a point, means for controlling the passage of the object and tag for at least a portion of the distance between said grille means and said point, and pro-- pelling means for moving the object into proximity with the tag at least by the time the object and the tag reach said point.

7. In combination, grille means for receiving in proximity thereto a tag and an object to which the tag is connected and for permitting the tag to be pulled through said grille means and become spaced from the object, means withdrawing said grille means from the path of the object and tag whereby they may approach a point,

means for controlling the passage of the object and tag for at least a portion of the distance between said grille means and said point, and propelling means for moving the object into proximity with the tag, at least by the time the object and the tag reach said point and permitting the continued spaced relation of the object and tag.

8. In combination, grille means for receiving in proximity thereto a tag and an object to which the tag is connected and for permitting the tag to be pulled through said grille means and become spaced from the object, means withdrawing said grille means from the path of the object and tag whereby they may approach a point, means for controlling the passage of the object and tag for at least a portion of the distance between said grille means and said point and comprising an endless belt, and propelling means for moving the object into proximity with the tag at least by the time the object and the tag reach said point.

9. In combination, grille means for receiving in proximity thereto a tag and an object to which the tag is connected and for permitting the tag to be pulled through said grille means and become spaced from the object, means withdrawing said grille means from the path of the object and tag whereby they'may approach a point, means for controlling the passage of the object and tag for at least a portion of the distance between said grille means and said point, propelling means for moving the object into proximity with the tag at least by the time the object and the tag reach said point, and means for operating said propelling means at a predetermined time after said grille means has been withdrawn.

10. In combination, grille means for receiving in proximity thereto a tag and an object to which the tag is connected and for permitting the tag to be pulled through said grille means and become spaced from the object, means withdrawing said grille means from the path of the object and tag whereby they may approach a point, means for controlling the passage of the object and tag for at least a portion of the distance between said grille means and said point, propelling means for moving the object into proximity with the tag at least by the time the object and the tag reach said point, means for operating said propelling means at a predetermined time after said grille means has been withdrawn,

and means for repositioning said grille means and said propelling means whereby they may operate similarly upon another object and tag.

11. In combination, grille means for receiving in proximity thereto a tag and an object to which the tag is connected and for permitting the tag to be pulled through said grille means and become spaced from the object, means withdrawing said grille means from the path of the object and tag whereby they may approach a point, means for controlling the passage of the object and tag for at least a portion of the distance between said grille means and said point, propelling means for moving the object into proximity with the tag at least by the time the object and the tag reach said point, means for operating said propelling means at a predetermined time after said grille means has been withdrawn.

means for repositioning said grille means and said propelling means whereby they may operate similarly upon another object and tag, and means for successively delivering units, each comprising 35 an object and a tag, at predetermined intervals to said grille means.

JAY TAMASSY.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2443327 *Aug 1, 1944Jun 15, 1948Ivers Lee CoMethod of packaging and machine therefor
US2523431 *Feb 23, 1949Sep 26, 1950Hoag Roderick WMethod and device for filling and closing packets
US2563071 *Nov 7, 1946Aug 7, 1951Ivers Lee CoMethod of and machine for packaging adhesive strips
US2597042 *Apr 7, 1947May 20, 1952Stokes & Smith CoTwo-web rotary brush wrapping machine
US2603928 *Dec 17, 1949Jul 22, 1952Clark Peter HPackaging device
US2626494 *Apr 13, 1950Jan 27, 1953Pak Rapid IncPackaging machine
US2657510 *Oct 14, 1949Nov 3, 1953James IrvineApparatus for packaging commodities
US2775081 *Jun 19, 1953Dec 25, 1956American Cyanamid CoHigh density encapsulation
US3191355 *Jan 9, 1961Jun 29, 1965Fulvio MorpurgoTea bags and apparatus for use in their manufacture
US4514965 *Apr 8, 1983May 7, 1985Mitsubishi Rayon Company, LimitedApparatus for continuously packing medical appliances for sterilization
US4609556 *Apr 19, 1985Sep 2, 1986Nicolas GoedertFilter-bags for medicinal and aromatic infusions, method and apparatus
US4774800 *Sep 26, 1986Oct 4, 1988The Crowell CorporationPackaging
US4864802 *Aug 1, 1988Sep 12, 1989The Crowell CorporationPackaging
US4957521 *Jun 23, 1986Sep 18, 1990Multiform Desiccants, Inc.Packet strip
US5322700 *Nov 30, 1992Jun 21, 1994Conopco, Inc.Tea bag with strengthened centerfold
US5722215 *Mar 1, 1996Mar 3, 1998Yuyama; ShojiSealing device
US6647702 *Oct 23, 2002Nov 18, 2003Jun Ho KimAutomatic tablet dispensing and packaging system
US7451583May 29, 2007Nov 18, 2008Jvm Co., Ltd.Automatic medicine packaging machine with door lock unit
US7549268Apr 23, 2007Jun 23, 2009Jvm Co., Ltd.Division-packaging method and apparatus for automatic medicine packaging machine
US7641073Jan 5, 2010Jvm Co., Ltd.Apparatus and method for preventing irregular packaging for automatic medicine packing machine
US7669733Mar 2, 2010Jun Ho KimCassette device for automatic medicine packaging apparatus
US7871363 *Jan 18, 2011Sonoco Development, Inc.Arced bumper pad
US7894656May 29, 2007Feb 22, 2011Jvm Co., LtdMethod and apparatus for inspecting manual dispensing tray of automatic medicine packaging machine
US8239214Jan 26, 2007Aug 7, 2012Jvm Co., Ltd.Method and apparatus for backing up power failure for automatic medicine packing machine
US8661771 *Jul 21, 2009Mar 4, 2014Yuyama Mfg Co., Ltd.Sealing device and medicine packaging apparatus
US20070062156 *Aug 22, 2006Mar 22, 2007Kim Jun HAutomatic medicine packing system
US20070277477 *Mar 13, 2007Dec 6, 2007Jun Ho KimMethod and device for identifying a tablet cassette in an automatic tablet packing machine
US20070296598 *Nov 16, 2006Dec 27, 2007Jun Ho KimApparatus for identifying support tray data and method thereof
US20080071648 *Nov 17, 2006Mar 20, 2008Jun Ho KimIntegrated control system and method for automatic medicine packaging apparatuses
US20080077274 *Dec 6, 2006Mar 27, 2008Jun Ho KimMedicine storage cabinet
US20080099499 *Nov 8, 2006May 1, 2008Jun Ho KimCassette device for automatic medicine packaging apparatus
US20080104929 *Jan 17, 2007May 8, 2008Jun Ho KimApparatus and method for preventing irregular packaging for automatic medicine packing machine
US20080114818 *Jan 26, 2007May 15, 2008Jun Ho KimMethod and apparatus for backing up power failure for automatic medicine packing machine
US20080149522 *Apr 23, 2007Jun 26, 2008Jun Ho KimDivision-packaging method and apparatus for automatic medicine packaging machine
US20080149657 *May 29, 2007Jun 26, 2008Jun Ho KimMethod and apparatus for inspecting manual dispensing tray of automatic medicine packaging machine
US20080178559 *Jan 26, 2007Jul 31, 2008Multisorb Technologies, Inc.Sorbent Packaging
US20110126489 *Jul 21, 2009Jun 2, 2011Yuyama Mfg. Co., Ltd.Sealing device and medicine packaging apparatus
DE1058923B *Mar 5, 1952Jun 4, 1959American Cyanamid CoMaschine zur Herstellung von Packungen und Fuellung derselben mit pulverfoermigen Stoffen od. dgl.
DE1119753B *Feb 10, 1958Dec 14, 1961Sven Eric DahlenVerfahren und Vorrichtung zum Verpacken von Produkten in folienfoermiges Verpackungsmaterial
DE1152942B *Nov 15, 1960Aug 14, 1963Otto Haensel Junior G M B HVerpackungsmaschine fuer Bonbons oder andere kleine Suesswarenteile zum Herstellen von Sammelpackungen
WO2013181416A1 *May 30, 2013Dec 5, 2013Rxsafe LlcPharmacy packaging system
Classifications
U.S. Classification53/134.2, 426/394, 53/372.4, 53/554, 426/410, 53/138.7, 53/529
International ClassificationB65B9/00, B65B9/02
Cooperative ClassificationB65B9/02
European ClassificationB65B9/02