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US4318685: Insert bander

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Anatole E. Konstantin ·
Assignee(s) KONSTANTIN ANATOLE E ·
Primary Examiner Thomas P. Pavelko ·
Application Number US6222711
Filing date 01/05/1981
Issue date 03/09/1982
Predicted expiration date 01/05/2001
U.S. Classifications 425/508  · 264/230  ·
International Classifications B29C 2730  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 425504;508;515;400 ·
3 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

Apparatus for removably attaching inserts to articles by means of shrinkable plastic bands, comprising in combination: (1) means for feeding an opened band of shrinkable plastic film into vertical alignment with an article banding station, (2) means for (a) shaping an insert into generally cylindrical form, such that the diameter of said cylindrical shaped insert is less than the diameter of said opened plastic band, but greater than the article over which the insert is to be placed, and (b) feeding said cylindrical shaped insert into vertical alignment with said opened band at said article banding station, said means comprising: (i) a movable plate provided with at least one cylindrical aperture extending through said plate, said aperture communicating on its peripheral side with a slot extending to the edge of said plate and (ii) means for feeding said insert into said aperture and for conforming said insert to the cylindrical inner surface of said aperture, (3) means for telescopingly pushing said opened band and said cylindrically shaped insert over said article so that the band surrounds the insert, and (4) means for heat shrinking said band to conform to the shape of the article.

Independent Claims | See all claims (3)

  1. 1. Apparatus for removably attaching inserts to articles by means of shrinkable plastic bands, comprising in combination:(1) means for feeding an opened band of shrinkable plastic film into vertical alignment with an article banding station,(2) means for (a) shaping an insert into a generally cylindrical form, such that the diameter of said cylindrically shaped insert is less than the diameter of said opened plastic band but larger than the portion of said article over which the insert is to be placed, and (b) feeding said cylindrically shaped insert into vertical alignment with said opened band at said article banding station, said means comprising: (i) a movable plate provided with at least one cylindrical aperture extending through said plate, said aperture communicating on its peripheral side with a slot extending to the edge of said plate and (b) means for feeding said inserts into said aperture through said slot and for conforming said insert to the cylindrical inner surface of said aperture, and(3) means for pushing said opened band and said cylindrically shaped insert over said portion of said article in such manner that the band surrounds the insert.

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents

Document NumberAssigneesInventorsIssue/Pub Date
US4018640 Owens-Illinois, Inc. Amberg Apr 1977

Patent Family

Document NumberAssigneeInventorsIssue/Pub Date
US4318685 KONSTANTIN ANATOLE E Anatole E. Konstantin Mar 1982
FR2497493 AGILE KONSTANTIN ANATOLE Jul 1982