United States Patent   Patent Number: 5,272,855
Togj et al.  Date of Patent: Dec. 28, 1993
 PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR
MANUFACTURING FLUID CONTAINER
 Inventors: Toshihide Togi; Kuniyasu Ohara;
Tadahiro Kojima; Masatoshi Fujima;
Tatuo Furuse, all of Tokyo; Kiyoshi
Ttuzuki; Shigenobu Sato, both of
Kanagawa, all of Japan
 Assignee: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
 Appl. No.: 924,514
 Filed: Aug. 4,1992
 Foreign Application Priority Data
Aug. 6, 1991 [JP] Japan 3-219339
Dec. 28, 1991 [JP] Japan 3-359140
Apr. 4, 1992 [JP] Japan 4-110738
 Int. CI.* B65B 61/00
 U.S. CI 53/410; 53/449;
53/133.2; 53/175; 493/87; 493/96
 Field of Search 53/410, 133.2, 449,
53/175; 493/87, 213, 96
 References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS 2,981,443 4/1961 Baldwin .
3,605,578 9/1971 Sternau 493/87
4,779,397 10/1988 Christine 53/133.2
4,788,811 12/1988 Kawajiri 53/133.2
4,836,923 6/1989 Okushita 493/87
5,058,360 10/1991 Yamazaki 53/133.2
5,087,235 2/1992 Lafleur .
FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS
0034824 9/1981 European Pat. Off. .
0107474 5/1984 European Pat. Off. .
0450146 10/1991 European Pat. Off. .
2238287 5/1991 United Kingdom 53/133.2
Primary Examiner—John Sipos
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Armstrong, Westerman,
Hattori, McLeland & Naughton
A process for manufacturing a fluid, including the steps of punching spout or outlet plug fitting holes in both a plate of a tubular blank of the carton and a plastic film constituting the internal bag at a predetermined place where a spout or outlet plug is attached to the tubular blank and the internal bag, the tubular blank containing the plastic film and having a closed bottom wall, fitting the spout or outlet plug in the spout or outlet plug fitting holes from inside the tubular plug, and welding the spout or outlet plug to the plastic film. An apparatus of manufacturing a fluid container, including a circulating conveyor conveying a tubular blank of the carton, the tubular blank containing a plastic film constituting the internal bag, and having a closed bottom wall, a punch cutting spout or outlet plug fitting holes in predetermined portions of a plate of the tubular blank and the plastic film which have been delivered by the circulating conveyor to a predetermined place, and a spout or outlet plug welder provided downstream of the punch and welding the spout or outlet plug which has been fitted in the spout or outlet plug fitting holes to the tubular blank and the plastic film which have been delivered by the circulating conveyor to a predetermined place.
6 Claims, 15 Drawing Sheets