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Publication numberUS3568577 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 9, 1971
Filing dateDec 12, 1967
Priority dateDec 12, 1967
Publication numberUS 3568577 A, US 3568577A, US-A-3568577, US3568577 A, US3568577A
InventorsCarl W Johnson, Joseph A Voss
Original AssigneeJoseph A Voss
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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United States Patent [72] Inventors Joseph A. Voss Denver, Colo.; Carl W. Johnson, Neen'ah, Wis. [211 App]. No. 690,001 [22] Filed Dec. 12,1967 [45] Patented Mar. 9, 1971, [7 3] Assignee Said Johnson to said Voss Continuation-impart of Ser. No. 464,127, June 15, 1965, Patent No. 3,358,354, which is a division of Ser. No. 266,914, Mar. 21, 2 3a 04,232..

[54] APPLICATORS FOR CATAMENIAL DEVICES 17 Claims, 45 Drawing Figs.

[52] US. Cl. 93/77, 93/36, 93/36.5, 93/39, 93/94 [51] Int. Cl B3lb l/32, B31b l/52, B31b 43/00 [50] Field of Search 93/36 (MM), 36.5, 39 (CO), 77 (CC), 79, 94 (CFC); 128/263; 29/207, 234, 237

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,053,299 9/1936 Reed 93/36(MM) 3,505,931 4/1970 Voss 93/94X 464,650 12/1891 Baldwin... 29/207 2,018,705 10/1935 Conti 93/35 2,109,505 3/1938 Rue 93/94(OFC) 2,248,534 7/1941 Meyer 93/94(OFC) 2,288,966 7/ 1942 Blanchet 93/94(.0FC) 2,639,646 5/1953 Thompson... 93/36.5 2,696,745 12/1954 Cooper 29/237X 2,769,377 11/1956 Jennings 93/36.5X 2,922,422 1/1960 Bletzinger 128/263 3,204,635 9/1965 Voss '128/263 3,261,084 7/1966 Mirsky 29/234 3,347,234 10/1967 Voss 128/260 3,358,354 12/1967 Voss 29/419 3,407,564 10/1968 Randrup.. 93/94(OFC) 3,433,225 3/1969 Voss 128/263 FOREIGN PATENTS 1,125,836 10/1958 Germany 93/94(OFC) Primary Examiner-Wayne A. Morse, Jr. Attorney-Fraser and Bogucki ABSTRACT: A method and an apparatus are disclosed for the' fabrication of tampon applicator tubes in which thin-walled tube blanks are supplied, without damage, by a feeder mechanism to a tube forming unit which shapes the forward end of each tube, in a sequence of operations including crimping, folding inwardly, exercising to weaken the folds to facilitate ejection of the tampon, and refolding. The tubes are resiliently carried by tube supports mounted on a first, intermittently rotatable turret and are positioned to be acted upon substantially simultaneously by a set of dies carried by a second turret reciprocably mounted to advance and retract to and from tube engaging positions. Both outer and inner tampon applicator tubes may be formed in this manner by utilizing appropriately shaped tube supports and dies. After shaping the forward ends, the tubes are transported to a machine which applies and bonds a ring to the outer tube near the rear end thereof. Bonding is accomplished by gluing the ring to the outer surface of the tube with a suitable adhesive deposited in drops by an extrusion means.

Patented March 9, 1971 3,568,577

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Referenced by
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US3851568 *Sep 14, 1973Dec 3, 1974Dart Ind IncFoldable tubular package apparatus
US5067498 *Jul 25, 1989Nov 26, 1991Philip Morris IncorporatedTube cutting and forming apparatus
US5558631 *Aug 18, 1994Sep 24, 1996Tambrands Inc.Tampon applicator
US5800377 *Sep 20, 1996Sep 1, 1998The Procter & Gamble CompanyTampon applicator
US6024716 *Nov 21, 1997Feb 15, 2000Playtex Products, Inc.Tampon applicator and method of forming same
US7736287 *Jun 26, 2008Jun 15, 2010The Procter & Gamble CompanyRotary method for forming a vaginal applicator
Classifications
U.S. Classification493/156, 28/120
International ClassificationB31B45/00
Cooperative ClassificationB31B2201/2695, B31B45/00, B31B2203/00
European ClassificationB31B45/00