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Publication numberUS693637 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 18, 1902
Filing dateFeb 19, 1901
Priority dateFeb 19, 1901
Publication numberUS 693637 A, US 693637A, US-A-693637, US693637 A, US693637A
InventorsArthur Ernest Brethour
Original AssigneeArthur Ernest Brethour
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Filler for capsules, wafers, &c.
US 693637 A
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No. 693,637. Patented Feb. l8, I902.

A. E; BBETHOURF FILLER F08 CAPSULES, WAFEBS, 8w.

(Application filed Feb. 19, 1901. (No Model.)

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FILLER FOR CAPSULES, WAFERS, 80C.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 693,637, dated February 18, 1902. Application filed February 19, 1901. Serial No- 48,023- (No model.)

THOUR, of the city of Ottawa, Province of Ontario, Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Fillers for Capsules, WVafers, and the Like; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full,clear, and exact description of the same.

The preferred embodiment of my invention consists of a horizontal base-board provided with a series of rows of vertical perforations, the perforations of each row being of different diameter than the perforations of the other rows to accommodate capsules of different capacities. A capping-board is hinged to said base-board and is provided with perforations corresponding in diameter to and registering with the said perforations in the base-board, while a locking device is provided to lock said capping and base boards together.

For full comprehension, however, of my invention reference must be had to the accompanying drawings,formingapart of this specification, in which like symbols indicate the same parts, and wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view of the preferred embodiment of my invention. Fig. 2 is a detail vertical sectional view taken longitudinally of my filler and through the looking portion thereof. Fig. 3 shows the free ends of the base and capping boards in unlocked position, the end of the latter being slightly raised; and Fig. I is a detail view of the packing-stick.

The base-board Z) has preferably six series of holes or sockets 0, each series being arranged in a row and the socket of each row being of uniform diameter, and a series of small openings (Z are formed through the bot-V tom of the board and in line and communicating with said sockets. The capping-board c has a series of openings f, arranged in rows and corresponding to and registering with the sockets 0 when said capping-board rests in place upon the base-board. I prefer to connect the capping-board to the base-board at one end by a pair of hinges f, and I lock said boards together at the opposite end by a screwbolt g, pivotally connected, as at h, in a slot 'iin the front edge of the base-board,with which slot a slot 75in the capping-board registers,

while'a thumbnut m takes upon said screwbolt and serves as a'ineans for clamping the boards together.

A series of funnels s are carried removably in the openings d in the capping-board, a different size of funnel being used for each row. A packing-stickt is provided and has its ends diminished, as at u and 1;, respectively, and said diminished ends being of different diameters, one end being of a diameter to fit the smallest socket, and therefore the two next larger, while the other end is of a diameter to fit the third to largest socket, and consequently the three largest shoulders formed by the dilninishment of the ends limit the distance the stick can be thrust through the guiding-openings into the sockets.

In the operation of filling capsules I place the receptacle portion 19 thereof in the particular row of sockets 0 suitable for them. The capping-board should then-be closed down and clamped in place, and the portions 19 of the capsules filled with the measured quantity of the drug, which is packed down by the packing -stick. When the receptacle portions 19 are filled and packed, the clamp ing-nut is loosened and the capping-board lifted, the capsule-caps 20 being then pressed down into the sockets and over the upper ends of the receptacle portion, after which the baseboard is turned upside down and the filled capsules allowed to fall from the sockets. If the filled capsules should happen to stick in their sockets, they can be pushed from place through the openings 01 by the small end of the packing-stick. The capping-plate serves mainly as a guide or holder for the funnels.

It is obvious that with a change in the dimension of the sockets myiinproved filler can readily be used for filling Wafers or other similar drug-carriers.

Vhat I claim is as follows:

1. A filler for drug-carriers comprising a base-board having a series of rows of sockets, the sockets of each row being of different size than the sockets of the other rows, a capping-board having a series of rows of guiding-openings of less diameter than and registering with the said sockets, said guidingopenings serving to support funnels, and

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means detachably connecting said cappingboard to the base-board, substantially as described and for the purpose set forth.

2. A filler for drug-carriers comprising 'a base-board b having a series of rows of sockets c, the sockets of each row being of diflerent size than the sockets of the other rows, said base-board also having a series of openings at in line with said sockets; a capping-board 2 having a series of rows of guiding-openingsf of less diameter than and registering with the sockets c; said guiding-openings serving to support funnels; hinges permanently retaining one end of said capping-board continually in the same proximity to one end of the base-board and against lateral movement parallel to said base-board, and means for detachably connecting the opposite ends of said boards together, substantially as described and for the purpose set forth.

3. A filler for drug-carriers comprising a base-board b having a series of rows of sockets c, the sockets of each row being of different size to the sockets of the other rows, said base-board also having a series of openings d in line with said sockets; a capping-board 6 having a series of rows of guiding-openingsf corresponding to and registeringwith the sockets c; hinges connecting said capping-board to the base-board, the opposite ends of said boards being correspondingly slotted; a screwbolt 9 pivotally connected at one end in the slot in the base-board; and a thumb-nut m taking upon said screw-bolt, substantially as described and for the purpose set forth.

In testimony whereof I have affixed my signature in presence of two Witnesses.

ARTHUR ERNEST BRETHOUR.

Witnesses:

WILLIAM P. MOFEAT, FRED. J. SEARS.

Referenced by
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US2778178 *Sep 8, 1954Jan 22, 1957Smith Kline French LabCapsule filling ring assembly
US4122651 *Sep 30, 1977Oct 31, 1978Milton BravermanApparatus and method for filling medicinal dispensing devices
US5765342 *Nov 9, 1994Jun 16, 1998Jensen; Richard B.Pill or capsule card filling apparatus and method
US5997111 *Nov 10, 1997Dec 7, 1999Jensen; Richard B.Dispensing container for use with one or more strip packages of medication
US7308919Oct 11, 2005Dec 18, 2007Sergio ZavalaRefill apparatus for multiple containers
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA47J31/0657