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Wrapping contents including cover forming

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
053463000 With heat sealing of wrapper 12
053465000 Cinching or wiping around to form initial wrap 6
053466000 U-fold forming initial wrap 4
20090199515Method and Wrapping Unit for Folding a Sheet of Wrapping about a Group of Cigarettes - A method and wrapping unit for producing a package containing a group of cigarettes, and which include: feeding the group of cigarettes along a path; feeding a sheet of wrapping perpendicularly to the path of the group of cigarettes; feeding a tubular spindle along the path of the group of cigarettes to intercept the sheet of wrapping and fold the sheet of wrapping into a U about the tubular spindle; and feeding the group of cigarettes through the tubular spindle to slide the sheet of wrapping off the tubular spindle and apply the U-folded sheet of wrapping to the group of cigarettes.08-13-2009
20090320414METHOD OF FOLDING A SHEET OF PACKING MATERIAL ABOUT A GROUP OF CIGARETTES - A method of folding a sheet (12-31-2009
20090038269METHOD OF FOLDING A RECTANGULAR SHEET OF PACKING MATERIAL ABOUT A PARALLELEPIPIED-SHAPED ARTICLE TO FORM A TUBULAR WRAPPING WITH AN OPEN END - A method of folding a rectangular sheet of packing material about a parallelepiped-shaped article; the method providing for: bringing an end wall of the article into contact with the flat sheet of packing material, so that major transverse edges of the article are parallel to the short sides of the sheet of packing material, and minor transverse edges of the article are parallel to the long sides of the sheet of packing material; folding the sheet of packing material into a U about the major transverse edges of the end wall, so that the sheet of packing material completely covers both the major lateral walls of the article; and folding the sheet of packing material about longitudinal edges of a major lateral wall and onto minor lateral walls of the article, before folding the sheet of packing material about minor transverse edges of the end wall.02-12-2009
20100132312Packing Method and Unit for Folding a Sheet of Packing Material about a Parallelpiped-Shaped Article - A packing method and unit for folding a sheet of packing material about a parallelepiped-shaped article, the packing unit having: a conveyor for feeding the article along a path; a feed device for feeding the sheet of packing material perpendicularly to the path and in front of the article, so the article, as it moves forward, intercepts and gradually folds the sheet of packing material into a “U”; two lead-in devices mounted to move parallel to the path and positioned on opposite sides of the article, so the article is enclosed between the two lead-in devices; and an actuating device for feeding the two lead-in devices parallel to the path and together with the article, so the sheet of packing material is also intercepted by the lead-in devices.06-03-2010
053462000 With slotted or scored wrapper blank 2
20110203229Method and Apparatus Pertaining to a Flexible Wrapping Material Having Laser-Formed Crease Lines - One or more lasers (08-25-2011
20110179753PROCESS FOR MAKING AN OVERLABEL WRAPPER FOR ABSORBENT ARTICLES - A process for making an individually packaged absorbent article. The process includes providing an absorbent article and a wrapper material, providing an opening area in the wrapper material, and applying an overlabel over the opening area. A tube having a longitudinal axis and two ends is formed, the tube having at least one permanent side seal, the permanent side seal being provided parallel to the longitudinal axis. The absorbent article is then loaded into the tube and the two ends are permanently sealed, such that an individually packaged absorbent article is provided.07-28-2011
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20120174533Method and Apparatus For Dispensing An Amount Of Film Relative To Girth - A method and apparatus for dispensing a predetermined amount of pre-stretched film based upon load girth. An amount of pre-stretched film to be dispensed for at least a portion of a relative revolution between a film dispenser and a load is determined based upon the girth of the load to be wrapped. Good wrapping performance in terms of load containment (wrap force) and optimum film use may be obtained by dispensing a length of pre-stretched film that is between approximately 100% and approximately 130% of load girth. Once the amount of film to be dispensed per relative revolution is determined, a ratio of final pre-stretch surface speed to relative revolutions (i.e., number of pre-stretch roller revolutions/relative rotation) can be set. Thus, for the at least a portion of a revolution of the rotating ring and dispenser, a predetermined amount of film is dispensed and wrapped around the load.07-12-2012
20090158692Wrapping Device and Method for Operating a Wrapping Device - The invention relates to a wrapping device, which includes a frame, a wrapping ring arranged to move relative to the frame, which in the wrapping position is arranged to travel through the center hole of the piece being wrapped, and which, in the vertical direction, can be at least partly moved away from the wrapping position, in order to change the piece being wrapped, and a wrapping head arranged to rotate around the wrapping ring, in order to wrap the wrapping material around the piece. The wrapping ring can be moved away from inside the center hole of the piece being wrapped, in order to move the wrapping ring in its entirety away from the said wrapping position. In addition, the invention also relates to a method for operating the wrapping device.06-25-2009
20120180433WRAPPING MACHINE AND WRAPPING METHODS - A wrapping machine for wrapping a product with a plastic film including a supporting frame with which a ring arrangement is associated that rotates around a wrapping axis of the film and around the product. The supporting frame further supports a carriage arranged for supporting a reel of the film and for supporting a first roller and a second roller for unwinding and stretching the film. A first motor and a second motor are mounted on the supporting frame and coupled, respectively, with the first roller and the second roller.07-19-2012
20130047556DUCT WRAP DISPENSER - A finishing apparatus for ductwork having a duct body with at least one open end. The finishing apparatus includes an operation platform for selectively supporting the ductwork and a first wrapping mechanism integrated with the operation platform, the first wrapping mechanism including a first dispenser for dispensing a first film. The finishing apparatus further includes a first cutting mechanism integrated with the first wrapping mechanism. In operation, the first wrapping mechanism selectively dispenses the first film adjacent to and against the open end of the ductwork as the ductwork is moved a predetermined distance down the operation platform. The first cutting mechanism selectively cutting the first film after the ductwork has moved the predetermined distance down the operation platform.02-28-2013
20130067865WRAPPING SUPPORT APPARATUS, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM, WRAPPING MATERIAL, AND WRAPPING SUPPORT METHOD - A wrapping support apparatus includes an object information acquiring unit, a wrapping method acquiring unit, a rear surface drawing information generating unit, and a printing unit. The object information acquiring unit acquires identification information of a wrapping target object which identifies a shape and a size of a wrapping target object to be wrapped. The wrapping method acquiring unit acquires a wrapping method for wrapping the wrapping target object. The rear surface drawing information generating unit generates rear surface drawing information for drawing fold lines at which a wrapping material is folded to wrap the wrapping target object on the basis of the identification information of the wrapping target object and the wrapping method. The fold lines are printed on the rear surface of the wrapping material. The printing unit prints the fold lines on the rear surface of the wrapping material in accordance with the rear surface drawing information.03-21-2013
20130067866Resealable packaging device and method for packaging collectible items - A resealable packaging device comprises a frame having a combination of multiple layers made of opaque material, each opaque layer comprising one ore more apertures for insertion of a display container. The display container comprises a removable transparent cover or cap surrounded by rigid opaque material allowing one or more items to be sealed within the display container. A method for packaging at least one object is also disclosed.03-21-2013
20120102886Methods and Apparatus For Evaluating Packaging Materials And Determining Wrap Settings For Wrapping Machines - A method of determining a wrap force or payout percentage at which to wrap a load with packaging material may include dispensing packaging material. The method may also include forming a tear in a portion of the packaging material. The method may further include identifying a first payout percentage at which the tear exhibits a first behavior. The method may also include identifying a second payout percentage at which the tear exhibits a second behavior. The method may further include selecting a third payout percentage between the first payout percentage and the second payout percentage, for wrapping the load.05-03-2012
20090272080WRAPPING DEVICE, DETENT MECHANISM FOR SAID WRAPPING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATION THEREOF - A wrapping device 11-05-2009
20110011038METHOD OF FEEDING WRAPPING MATERIAL IN A PRODUCT PACKAGING MACHINE, AND A RELATIVE FEED UNIT - Wrapping material is supplied to the folding stations of a packaging machine, such as a cigarette packer, by a method that includes a step of dividing a continuous strip of multilayer material into single leaves, and a step of feeding the leaves to a wrapping unit; the step of dividing the continuous strip into leaves combines a first stage in which a partial cut is made in the strip by means of a laser device, leaving at least one layer of the multilayer strip intact, and a second stage in which a single leaf is detached by means of a tear device, separating along a score line created by the partial cutting step.01-20-2011
20130061563Protective Articles for Horses - A protective article for a horse includes a protective member and a replaceable securing member. The protective member includes a body portion extending between a pair of opposing ends and dimensioned to be wrapped around and secured to a horse's body part, and further includes a first engagement member coupled to the body portion adjacent one end, and a second engagement member coupled to the body portion adjacent the other end. The replaceable securing member is adapted to be selectively engaged with the engagement members in a manner that urges the engagement members towards one another. The replaceable securing member includes a first securing assembly adapted to be manually reversibly secured to the first engagement member, and a second securing assembly adapted to be manually reversibly secured to the second engagement member, the first securing assembly securing to the first engagement member independently of the second securing assembly.03-14-2013
20090266035Systems and Methods for Wrapping a Pulp Bale - A system for pulp bale wrapping includes at least one press plate operable to press a wrapper into a pulp bale. A method for wrapping pulp bale includes disposing the pulp bale between an upper wrapper and a lower wrapper, wrapping the pulp bale in the upper wrapper and the lower wrapper, and maintaining at least one of the upper wrapper and the lower wrapper in a wrapped position by crushing the at least one wrapper into the wrapped pulp bale.10-29-2009
20090235617WRAPPING APPARATUS HAVING TOP LOADING AND THREADING FILM DISPENSER - A film dispenser is provided, including an open top roll carriage having a base plate on which a film dispensing assembly, including an upstream roller and a downstream roller, may be mounted. A film path for film traveling through the film-dispensing assembly may be at least partially defined by a surface of the upstream roller and a surface of the downstream roller. The film path may be accessible via the open top of the roll carriage. The film dispenser may also include a drive assembly for the upstream roller and the downstream roller mounted below the base plate.09-24-2009
20100089010Method and device for plastic wrap - A plastic or nylon wrap gripper to pull the wrap off its roll in such a way that the lose ends of wrap material will not fold back on itself and stick to itself. Hand held gripping device made to grip the plastic wrap by a hand and wrist movement and thereby pull the wrap off its roll.04-15-2010
20080295461PACKAGE WRAPPING MACHINE WITH ITEM IDENTIFIER BASED EXCEPTION TO DEFAULT WRAP SETTINGS - A machine for wrapping items to produce packages includes default settings which provide appropriate parameters for wrapping packages based on a ubiquitous feature of the item such as tray size. In addition, one or more exceptions to the default settings are included such that items of a given value for the ubiquitous feature which require special or unusual handling parameters will be detected and handled according to these different parameters. These parameters including exceptions are readily transferable between multiple wrapping machines. An autocalibration feature allows for specific differences in the tolerances and settings of different wrapping machines.12-04-2008
20100257821SOAP BAR WRAPPER - A method of wrapping a generally rectangular soap bar. In one aspect, the invention can be a method of wrapping a generally rectangular soap bar having a shared-bottom surface comprising wrapping a film laterally around said soap bar and overlapping the edges of said film that extend longitudinally across a bottom surface of said soap bar, placing said soap bar on a sealing plate that has a shape that is complementary to the shape of the bottom surface of said soap bar, folding the film at a longitudinal end of said soap bar, and sealing said overlapping edges of film and the folded film at the longitudinal end.10-14-2010
20110131927DEMAND BASED WRAPPING - A control system for a wrapping apparatus may include a packaging material dispenser configured to dispense packaging material for wrapping a load. The control system may also include at least one sensor assembly configured to generate a signal based on instantaneous demand for packaging material at the load. The control system may further include a controller configured to control operation of the packaging material dispenser based at least in part on the signal.06-09-2011
20090249751WRAPPING PAPER - Wrapping paper includes a sheet of paper having at least one edge portion delineated by a first line of weakness. Adhesive is applied to the edge portion. A gift item is wrapped by detaching at least one edge portion from the sheet along the first line of weakness, wrapping the sheet around the gift item, and using the adhesive edge portion to secure the sheet. The wrapping paper can formed of an edible paper with a non-toxic adhesive, such that the gift item can be unwrapped by consuming the wrapping paper.10-08-2009
20110271647HAYBALE-LIFTER SPEAR ATTACHMENT - For use with a hay wagon that has a lifting-cradle for picking up haybales from a field and depositing the bales on the platform of the wagon, ready for transport to a bale-wrapping machine. A bale-lifting-spear is mounted on the cradle. The first and last bales of a sausage have to be bagged; the spear, in conjunction with the cradle and its lifting mechanism, is used to lift the first and last bales off the ground, and thereby to enable a plastic bag to be placed over the bale.11-10-2011
20090313949Film wrapping machine simultaneously utilizing two film carriage assemblies - A film wrapping machine comprises a pair of diametrically opposed film roll mounting and dispensing carriage assemblies, mounted upon a rotary ring member, for simultaneously dispensing wrapping film. A vertically movable frame member, upon which the rotary ring member is rotatably mounted, is effectively moved at a speed of ascent or descent that is approximately twice the speed as that of a vertically movable frame member incorporated within a conventional film wrapping machine so as to permit the dual film roll mounting and dispensing carriage assemblies to dispense the wrapping or packaging film within a time frame that is approximately twice as fast as that of the conventional film wrapping machine and yet in a slightly overlapped mode as desired for packaging purposes.12-24-2009
20110214396PACKAGE WITH TRAY AND SLEEVE AND METHOD FOR PACKAGING A PRODUCT - A package for pre-prepared food comprises a plastics tray (09-08-2011
20090288372WRAPPING MACHINE AND WRAPPING METHODS - A wrapping machine for wrapping a product with a plastic film including a supporting frame with which a ring arrangement is associated that rotates around a wrapping axis of the film and around the product. The supporting frame further supports a carriage arranged for supporting a reel of the film and for supporting a first roller and a second roller for unwinding and stretching the film. A first motor and a second motor are mounted on the supporting frame and coupled, respectively, with the first roller and the second roller.11-26-2009
20120031053Method For Securing A Load To A Pallet With A Roped Film Web - An apparatus and method for wrapping a palletized load are provided. The apparatus preferably includes a film dispenser for dispensing a film web, at least one drive down roller configured to engage the width of the film web, and at least one roping mechanism. The at least one roping mechanism may be a cable rolling element configured to roll a portion of the film web into a rolled cable of film. The apparatus may also include an assembly for providing relative rotation between the load and the dispenser to wrap a roped portion of the film web around a base of the load/top portion of a pallet supporting the load.02-09-2012
20100126119HEAT ACTIVATED SUPPORT SYSTEM - A method for packaging a plurality of particles in a flexible container begins by moving the particles through an opening of the flexible container to at least partially fill the flexible container. An expandable material is then disposed, in an unexpanded state, to at least a portion of the flexible container. Next, at least a portion of the expandable material is activated after the moving step has begun to expand the expandable material and increase the rigidity of the expandable material to stabilize the flexible container.05-27-2010
20080307754METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING A MACHINE - A machine consumes a consumable material during operation, which consumable material can be provided in consumable means units, wherein the machine can be operated in at least one first operating mode, in which the consumable material is consumed. A consumable means unit comprises an identification unit with at least identification data, wherein the identification data is read and is checked to determine whether the identification data can be associated with a predeterminable release data set. The machine is operated in a first operating mode when the identification data can be associated with the release data set.12-18-2008
20100199610PACKAGING MATERIAL OF GAS-BAG TYPE, PROCESS FOR PACKAGING ARTICLE, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING PACKAGING MATERIAL - The present invention provides a process for packaging an article using a packaging material of gas-bag type for packaging easily deformable parts or devices of office equipment or OA equipment having various sizes and shapes such as containers containing toner, containers containing developing agent, photoconductors, process cartridges, and complex units of a developer and a toner collector. The packaging material of gas-bag type comprises tube-like bodies and connecting portions, wherein the tube-like bodies are able to swell by being injected inner gas, the connecting portions connect the tube-like bodies in parallel, the tube-like bodies are bendable so as to wrap an article to be packaged, and the packaging material is formed from substantially flat two sheets of one front sheet and one back sheet in a condition that the inner gas is substantially evacuated from the tube-like bodies.08-12-2010
20100139218Method and apparatus for wrapping a stack with a wrapping sheet - A method and an apparatus for wrapping a stack (06-10-2010
20090049802SOAP BAR WRAPPER - Soap bars that are not of essentially a square or rectangular shape, but of a generally rectangular shape, can be packaged using a single plastic film wrapper. This plastic film preferably is biaxially oriented polypropylene of from about 60 micron to about 180 microns. It can be a monolayer or a multilayer laminated. However, any plastic film having a Taber stiffness of more than about 5 and preferably about 7 to 20 can be used. The soap bar in order to facilitate making an effective longitudinal seal on the bottom of the soap bar package should have a planar surface adjacent to the position of the overlapping longitudinal edges of the wrapping film. This provides a surface for the sealing plate to seal the longitudinal edges against.02-26-2009
20090211205Hood Packaging Installation With Device for Producing Side Folds - A method and an apparatus for wrapping articles and more particularly a pile of goods on a palette, in a foil hood, comprising the following operations—draw off of a length of a flat tube consisting from a supply, said flat tube consisting of respectively two foil webs, which are folded in an inward direction and accordingly are directly superposed in a flat state with an integral foil, opening out the end, which is to the fore in the draw off direction, of the tube, at least partially sealing the length, pulled off the foil supply, essentially athwart the draw off direction at a position remote from the foremost end of the tube (sealing position), cutting off the tube from the remaining foil supply at a position preceding the sealing position as considered in the draw off direction, drawing the tube over the articles to be wrapped, preferably after preceding reefing of the hood or of the tube portion eventually forming it on a reefing means, the flat tube, after final draw off from the supply thereof and prior to sealing being so folded inward from its outer sides in a V-shape that the two foil webs are superposed at the outer side during sealing respectively not directly but with the inclusion therebetween of a V-shaped foil fold whose fold tip extends toward the middle of the foil fold.08-27-2009
20120266568FLEXIBLE CELLULOSIC FIBER-BASED HONEYCOMB MATERIAL - A flexible cellulosic fiber-based material including: a core portion having a geometrically patterned structure defining two spaced-apart substantially planar faces and providing air space therebetween, the core portion including cellulosic fiber-based walls having a core grammage; and at least one cellulosic fiber-based liner bonded to a respective one of the planar faces of the core portion and having a liner grammage lower than the core grammage, the material being flexible along a plane defined by the at least one liner.10-25-2012
20100162666PACKAGING MATERIAL HAVING BIREFRINGENT PATTERN - A packaging material, having at least one optically anisotropic layer which is made from substantially the same layer-forming composition and includes two or more regions different in birefringence property.07-01-2010
20120102888PACKAGING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A packaging apparatus includes a wrapping material applicator for helically wrapping together a collation of articles, a first conveyor for transporting unwrapped collations of articles to the applicator; a second conveyor for transporting wrapped collations of articles away from the applicator; a base band applicator upstream of the wrapping material applicator for providing a base band of wrapping material underneath the unwrapped collations of articles such that the base band extends between wrapped collations of articles downstream of the applicator and unwrapped collations of articles upstream of the applicator, the base band being wrapped together with the collations of articles; and a tensioning mechanism configured, in use, to place at least a portion of the base band under tension before an unwrapped collation of articles is placed onto that portion of the base band. The first and second conveyors are spaced apart and the applicator is provided between them.05-03-2012
20120102887Machine Generated Wrap Data - A method for generating data with a wrapping machine during wrapping of a load includes measuring a length of packaging material dispensed during wrapping of the load with a sensing assembly on the wrapping machine. The method further includes obtaining a value indicative of a weight of the packaging material per unit of length and determining a weight of the packaging material dispensed on the wrapped load based on the measured length and the obtained value without removing the packaging material from the load. The determined weight of the packaging material is displayed on a display device.05-03-2012
20100000184Film wrapping machine utilizing two film carriage assemblies to effectively perform film change operations - A film wrapping machine comprises a pair of diametrically opposed film roll mounting and dispensing carriage assemblies which are used to individually and sequentially dispense their wrapping films. Accordingly, if depletion or breakage occurs within the wrapping film being dispensed by a first one of the pair of film roll mounting and dispensing carriage assemblies, the second film roll mounting and dispensing carriage assembly can effectively be activated so as to dispense its wrapping film whereby the film wrapping operation can continue with a minimum amount of stoppage or downtime. The switch-over or change-over between the first and second film roll mounting and dispensing carriage assemblies can be achieved in accordance with automatic and semi-automatic modes of operation.01-07-2010
20100064637Method and device for the production of packs - A method and a device for the production of a plurality of packs of articles wrapped with a respective portion of a plastic film are disclosed. A continuous film web is printed by a printing unit positioned at a position (P03-18-2010
20120031051DEVICE FOR PACKAGING A PRODUCT IN A CORRESPONDING CONTAINER02-09-2012
20100300049Film dispensing and wrapping apparatus or system using smart technology - A film wrapping machine or apparatus wherein various operational conditions and data can be detected, determined, and subsequently utilized for diagnostic, operational performance, and safety characteristics, as well as for implementing improvements in operational performance so as to not only achieve optimal or predetermined performance characteristics but to also achieve economical usage of the wrapping or packaging film.12-02-2010
20110126497METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC FILM, AND FILM - A method for producing a biodegradable plastic film or a composite film, and the film obtained by such method. The film has barrier properties and is made at least of a biodegradable basic plastic material and a second plastic material having barrier properties. The film is useful in particular for packaging sensitive goods.06-02-2011
20100313525WRAPPING APPARATUS HAVING TOP LOADING AND THREADING DISPENSER - A packaging material dispenser may include a roll carriage having an upper portion and a lower portion, and a base plate separating the upper portion from the lower portion. The packaging material dispenser may also include a packaging material dispensing assembly mounted on an upper surface of the base plate and defining at least a portion of a packaging material path. A first portion of the packaging material path may extend behind the packaging material dispensing assembly. The upper portion of the roll carriage may include an opening defining a packaging material path access area positioned to provide access to a top of the packaging material path. The packaging material dispenser may also include a packaging material dispensing assembly drive mechanism extending below the base plate.12-16-2010
20120031052ROLL OF FOLDED WRAPPING MATERIAL - A roll of folded wrapping material such as a packaging or gift material and methods of use thereof are disclosed. The roll is constructed of a folded length of sheet material that may be wrapped about an inner core or tube. The length of the core used to form the roll of folded wrapping material can therefore be reduced to about half of the length of a core of a standard roll of wrapping material, thereby reducing the amount of shelf space needed to store the roll.02-09-2012
20100037562METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FIXING THE TAIL END OF THE FILM FOR WRAPPING PALLETIZED LOADS - Method and apparatus for fixing the tail end of the film for wrapping palletized loads, supplied by a reel (B), envisages the following working steps: a) Positioning along the side of the load and parallel thereto a straight member (02-18-2010
20100037563PACKAGING - Packaging for a pallet (02-18-2010
20110072763APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY, CIRCUMFERENTIALLY WRAPPING A CABLE HARNESS - A method and apparatus for automatically circumferentially wrapping a cable with a wrapping tape connectable to a fastener, wherein the apparatus comprises: a gripper device with movable jaws, a joining tool, a first feeder; a second feeder, and a control device. The jaws permit the fastener and the wrapping tape to be circumferentially guided around the cable. The joining tool joins overlapping portions of the tape, and is adapted to join the tape separately to the fastener. The first feeder advances tape to the gripper device during the wrapping operation and retracts the tape during tautening. The second feeder feeds the fastener to the gripper device. The control device locks the fastener in a predefined circumferential position relative to the cable, and causes the first feeder to advance the tape forward relative to the fastener by a predefined tape length.03-31-2011
20100058717PACKAGING AND DISPLAY BOX WITH A DETACHABLE BLANK - A packaging and display box blank comprising a display blank joined to a removable blank at overlapping portions, such that the box blank can be folded and joined to form a box for enclosing product and wherein the removable blank can be partly or fully detached from the display blank.03-11-2010
20110173929WRAPPER WITH DECORATIVE EXTENSION AND METHOD - A wrapper for wrapping a flower pot and/or floral grouping is disclosed. The wrapper is constructed of a sheet of material having an extension attached to a portion of the sheet of material. When the wrapper is formed about a flower pot to form a decorative cover, upper edges of the sheet of material and extension cooperate to form a skirt portion preferably having at least two separate edges providing a “two-sheet” effect in the decorative cover. The wrapper may have extensions on opposing ends of the sheet of material and may have one or more additional overlapping extensions.07-21-2011
20080229716Film wrapping machine simultaneously utilizing two film carriage assemblies - A film wrapping machine comprises a pair of diametrically opposed film roll mounting and dispensing carriage assemblies, mounted upon a rotary ring member, for simultaneously dispensing wrapping film. A vertically movable frame member, upon which the rotary ring member is rotatably mounted, is effectively moved at a speed of ascent or descent that is approximately twice the speed as that of a vertically movable frame member incorporated within a conventional film wrapping machine so as to permit the dual film roll mounting and dispensing carriage assemblies to dispense the wrapping or packaging film within a time frame that is approximately twice as fast as that of the conventional film wrapping machine and yet in a slightly overlapped mode as desired for packaging purposes.09-25-2008
20120198795PACKAGING MACHINE AND METHOD - A machine for packaging articles includes: a feed mechanism for feeding a film to a packaging station, where the film is used to wrap the articles, a conveying line for conveying the articles to the packaging station along a conveying path extending from a pickup zone, where the articles are picked up, to a release zone, where the articles are released, the conveying line including a plurality of pushing and transfer mechanisms configured to pick up the articles at the pickup zone and be driven independently. A control and drive unit drives each pushing and transfer mechanism in a portion of the conveying path according to a law of motion which is variable as a function of signals, for releasing the articles at the release zone in coordination with the packaging station, at a distance from each other and at a controlled speed.08-09-2012
20110041463Cigarette Packing Machine for Producing a Rigid, Hinged-Lid Packet - A cigarette packing machine for producing a rigid packet with a hinged lid has a first packing unit which folds a first blank about a group of cigarettes to form an outer container with a hinged lid; and a second packing unit which folds a second blank about the outer container to form a tubular slide surrounding the outer container to slide axially with respect to the outer container; the tubular slide has a transmission member, in turn having a first end integral with the lid, a second end opposite the first end and integral with the slide, and a deformable intermediate portion having a U-shaped fold between the outer container and the slide.02-24-2011
20110041462INFLATABLE DEVCIE WITH AIR BAG AND A PACKAGING METHOD BY USING THE SAME - An inflatable device with air bag includes an air bag, two first assembly portions and two second assembly portions. The two first assembly portions are respectively fastened at two sides of the air bag, and the two second assembly portions are respectively fastened at another two sides of the air bag. The two second assembly portions correspond to the two first assembly portions. Thereby, by utilizing the assembly portions to repeatedly assemble the air bags, the dimension of the inflatable device with air bag is quickly expanded to a proper size to wrap the objects with different sizes. It prevents the object from being impacted, and achieves the waterproof effect and the moisture-proof effect. A packaging method by using the inflatable device with air bag is also disclosed.02-24-2011
20110252749METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WRAPPING A SHIPMENT - Embodiments of the invention relate to a cover, a method of covering, and a cover system to be used with shipments of products transported by air with ULDs. The dimensions of the cover system can vary depending on the ULD they are designed to be used with. The cover system can also be adapted to any individual skid such as wooden or plastic pallets used for smaller loads used in air transport or any other mode of transportation. The cover system can include one or multiple parts that wrap the shipment. Each part of the cover system can be made of one or more layers. Each layer can be made of a single material or a combination of different materials, and different layers can incorporate different materials. The different parts of the cover can be made of different materials or different combination of materials. In specific embodiments, materials used for the cover system are Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) friendly. The cover system provides thermal protection to temperature-sensitive products in or on the ULD. The cover system maintains the proper relative humidity level and gas concentrations (oxygen, carbon dioxide and ethylene) for horticultural product loads. The cover system can also have antimicrobial properties. In addition, the cover system decreases the amount of water vapor released in the cargo holds which is known to affect the reliability of the aircraft smoke detection system and to cause false fire alarms.10-20-2011
20110252748PACKAGE OF FREEZE STORAGE CONTAINER AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - A package for a cryopreservation container including at least an adhesive fluoropolymer film. The package for a cryopreservation container makes it possible to store blood, rare cells and vital tissues in a very low temperature environment without any damage to the container. Further, the sealing strength resulting from heat sealing after placing a cryopreservation container in the packages is very good. Therefore, liquid nitrogen can be inhibited from entering the inside and thus contamination with bacteria, viruses or the like contained in liquid nitrogen can be avoided and the package can be prevented from being broken by expansion of intruder liquid nitrogen on the occasion of thawing. Also disclosed is a method for packaging a cryopreservation container and a method of producing a package for a cryopreservation container.10-20-2011
20110005173Method and Apparatus to Create a Contoured Flow Wrap Package - An apparatus comprises a flow wrapper disposed and sealed about a product. The flow wrapper has a sealed leading edge and a sealed trailing edge, wherein at least one of the sealed leading edge and the sealed trailing edge comprise a non-linear seal, and the sealed leading edge and the sealed trailing edge are different from one another with respect to a lateral contour across the flow wrapper. The apparatus may further comprise at least one non-linear periphery.01-13-2011
20110252747Wrapping Material For Use With An Automated Packing Machine And Methods Of Manufacture And Use - In at least one embodiment, a wrapping material for use in covering an article on an automated packing machine includes an interconnected network of a plurality of machine-direction strands being integrally joined to a plurality of cross-direction strands to form a netting. A first film segment is situated overlapping and bonded to the netting to form a first machine-direction seal. A second film segment being spaced apart from the first film segment is situated overlapping and bonded to the netting to form a second machine-direction seal. The first or the second seal has a wave height maximum, crest-to-trough, of less than 10-20-2011
20110107728LOW PROFILE, WRAPPABLE ELONGATE MEMBERS SPACER AND METHOD OF MAINTAINING ELONGATE MEMBERS IN FIXED, SPACED RELATIVE RELATION - A low profile, wrappable spacer and method for maintaining a pair of elongate members in fixed, spaced relation to one another is provided. The wrappable spacer includes a flexible elongate body having oppositely facing inner and outer faces extending along laterally spaced, lengthwise extending edges between opposite ends. The inner face has an adhesive surface. At least one member extends between the edges transversely to the lengthwise extending edges. The member extends outwardly from the adhesive surface, wherein the adhesive surface is configured for adhesion to at least one of the member, the elongate members or the outer face.05-12-2011
20100218464GRIPPER FOR AN AUTOMATED MANIPULATOR AND METHOD FOR OPERATION OF THE GRIPPER - A manipulator gripper in particular for palletizing and/or depalletizing bundles by means of a robot, has a tool flange for connection to a manipulator; a clamp stop and a counter-stop. Both extend along a lowering axis. A support base extends toward the counter-stop in an insertion plane. The counter-stop and/or the clamp stop can be shifted toward the insertion plane of the support base along the lowering axis, relative to the tool flange.09-02-2010
20090301037APPARATUS FOR PACKING GROUPS OF ITEMS - An apparatus (12-10-2009
20090293435FILM CLAMP AND RELATED METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR WRAPPING LOADS - An apparatus for clamping packaging material may include a packaging material holder. The packaging material holder may include a first jaw, a second jaw, opposing the first jaw, and a jaw opening between the first and second jaws. The jaw opening may be configured to receive a portion of packaging material. The packaging material holder may include an inflatable structure configured to fill at least a portion of the opening. The apparatus also may include a packaging material insertion tool configured to insert the portion of packaging material into the jaw opening for clamping.12-03-2009
20110185683Barrier Films and Method for Making and Using the Same - Provided are monolayer and multilayer films having improved barrier properties. The monolayer film is a blend of two components: (1) a linear low density polyethylene and (2) a propylene-based polymer, a high density polyethylene, and combinations thereof. The propylene-based polymer can be a propylene homopolymer, a propylene/a-olefin interpolymer, a propyleve/ethylene interpolymer, or a propylene/ethylene copolymer. The multilayer film has an inner layer located between two outer layers. The inner layer is composed of one or more of the following: high density polyethylene, and/or any of the foregoing propylene-based polymers. The outer layers may be the same or different and are composed of one or more of the following: linear low density polyethylene, high density polyethylene, and any of the foregoing propylene-based polymers. The present films exhibit proved oxygen barrier properties particularly for balage applications.08-04-2011
20110185682Product Packaging that Remains with the Product and Functions as Acoustical and/or Thermal Insulation - A shipping capsule for an electrical appliance comprises a blanket of insulating material and a layer of stretch wrap. Together these materials function as a durable shipping container eliminating the need for a corrugated cardboard outer carton currently in use. The invention further includes a method of reducing shipping costs and shipping waste associated with shipping an electrical appliance. The method includes the steps of covering at least a portion of the electrical appliance with insulation material that will remain with the electrical appliance after installation and providing a layer of stretch wrap over the insulation material whereby the combination of insulation material and stretch wrap form a shipping capsule.08-04-2011
20110258971COMPRESSED PACKAGED ARTICLES AND METHODS OF MAKING, TRANSPORTING, SHIPPING AND USING SAME - The present invention relates, in general, to articles that are packaged in a compressed state relative to an uncompressed fully articulated state and methods of making and using same. In a specific embodiment, but not to be considered as limiting, the articles so packaged in a compressed state are plant covers that are either substantially rigid and/or substantially flexible.10-27-2011
20110258970METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WRAPPING A FOIL AROUND A STACK OF OBJECTS - An apparatus for wrapping a film around each of a sequence of objects passing sequentially through a wrapping station has a supply of the film adjacent the station, a feed head at the station having a base, a support carried on the base and rotatable relative thereto about a vertical axis, and a feeder on the base for pulling the film off the supply and feeding it to the support. A film storer carried on the support is operable to take in and store a length of film fed to the support by the feeder. A pull-down device in the station is vertically displaceable below the feed head.10-27-2011
20100031609TRANSPORTATION OF SULPHUR FROM SOLID SULPHUR DEPOSITS, IN BLOCKS OF LARGE DIMENSIONS - Procedure for the low-risk and zero-emission transportation of sulphur from solid sulphur deposits, in blocks of large dimensions, characterized in that it comprises the formation of blocks of sulphur, having suitable dimensions for being moved, by means of water cut techniques and the wrapping of the blocks obtained in polyethylene sheets.02-11-2010
20120304600Containment Device And Method Of Use - A flexible, portable, storable, tamper-evident, containment device comprising a substrate, a transparent laminate, and a liner is used to identify, preserve, and protect medications, specimens, samples, small parts, and other objects. The laminate is bound or fixed to a side of the substrate and extends beyond the substrate. The portion of the laminate that extends beyond the substrate is removably secured to a liner with an adhesive that remains on the laminate when the liner is removed. After the liner is removed, the laminate is folded over the substrate and secured to the substrate by the adhesive that remains on the laminate.12-06-2012
20120096814METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PACKAGING AN OBJECT IN FILM - An apparatus for packaging a load with film, wherein at least a film supply is available, from which the film can be fed. The apparatus encompasses a first wrapping device by means of which a first vertical film curtain, is formed from the fed film and is attached to the vertical side walls of the load. The first wrapping device encompasses a folding device by means of which a film section of the film, which is fed from the film supply, can be folded such that, after wrapping the load with the first vertical film curtain, the film is attached to the vertical side walls in the lower region of the vertical side walls of the load in a double-layer manner according to the width of the folded film section. The apparatus further encompasses a second wrapping device by means of which a second vertical film curtain can be embodied from fed film. This second film curtain can be attached to the upper side, to two vertical side walls and to the underside of the load by means of the second wrapping device. To be published with FIG. 04-26-2012
20120042615DISPENSING APPARATUS - A trolley apparatus for dispensing plastic stretch wrap film from a roll suitable for wrapping a pallet of stacked loose goods, characterised by a transportable frame structure having wheels or castors to provide support and mobility, the frame having a means of adjusting the height of the roll, the frame is provided with a guide roller positioned for use as a fulcrum point for generating tension in the stretch wrap film, and, a cutter for detaching the stretch wrap film at the completion of the operation, the end of the stretch wrap film being retained for next use.02-23-2012
20110088359METHOD AND DEVICE FOR WRAPPING PRODUCTS - There is described herein a wrapping machine for wrapping a web of at least two stretchable films around a product. The wrapping machine comprises a dispenser for dispensing the at least two stretchable films with a longitudinal overlap. Each of the at least two stretchable films has a film edge in a longitudinal direction. The wrapping machine further comprises a roper for roping the film edges of the at least two stretchable films; a stretching device for stretching, after the roping, the at least two stretchable films; and a frame structure on which is disposed the dispenser, the roper and the stretching device for delivering the web for wrapping around the product.04-21-2011
20120117924METHOD OF CONTAINING A FLORAL GROUPING OR POTTED PLANT - A method of containing a floral grouping or potted plant in a sleeve is disclosed. The sleeve has first and second panels, and at least a portion of at least one of the first and second panels is constructed of at least two layers of material. At least a portion of the at least two layers of material may be connected.05-17-2012
20120117923Packaging module for packs or groups of articles to be wrapped in film - A packaging module for wrapping packs or article groups with packaging film. The packs or article groups to be wrapped are transported in an upright position on a horizontal conveying device to a packaging station. A film wrapping device includes at least one wrapping rod extending perpendicular to the transport direction and is guided on both long sides of the horizontal conveying device by continuous traction devices.05-17-2012
20120311970WRAPPER FOR WRAPPING BALES OF CROP MATERIAL - A wrapper for wrapping bales of crop material includes a frame, a wrapping table, a wrapping device, and a loading device. The loading device includes a pivotable loading structure, and at least one actuator to move the loading structure between a pick-up position and a release position, wherein the loading structure comprises two loading arms between which the bale can be arranged. A pivotable grip arm is mounted on each loading arm. The pivotable grip arms are pivotable with respect to the loading arms between a closed position and an open position, and the at least one actuator is arranged to also move at least one of the grip arms between the open and the closed position.12-13-2012
20100050573SPECIALIZED PACKAGING - The present invention comprises an outer box comprising four sidewalls, a first end and a second end; a rat box comprising a crush zone, the rate box positioned at at least one end of the outer box; a half moon support fitting against the walls of the outer box comprising a surface in contact with a product surface and angled slots diverging interiorly from an outer edge of the half moon support; torpedo shield panels positioned inside of the outer box having a center panel and two side panels diverging at an angle with respect to the center panel, the side panels at least partially fitting into the slots of the half moon support; and an inner support having a plurality of contact points for contacting an inner product surface, the inner support extending beyond each end of the product and received by the rat box, thereby suspending the product within the outer box.03-04-2010
20120227362HYDROPHILIC AND HYDROPHOBIC STERILE BARRIER SYSTEM FOR USE IN STERILIZATION OF SURGICAL IMPLEMENTS - The present invention refers to a sterile barrier system composed of: a minimum of one external 100% polypropylene SMS sheet with hydrophobic treatment (water repellent), providing a microbial barrier for bacterial and viral filtration efficiency (BFE and VFE), which meets the requirements of non aqueous propagation of microorganisms or recontamination of the packaging; and a minimum of one internal 100% polypropylene SMS sheet with hydrophilic treatment, that absorbs the excess vapor from inside the packaging and dissipates it by controlled porosity in the autoclave vacuum, under high temperature. This combined hydrophilic and hydrophobic system enhances effectively the performance of the drying cycle in the autoclave, obtaining dry packaging after the sterilization cycle, eliminating the risks of recontamination, preserving the sterility of the packages and reducing costs in the operation.09-13-2012
20120260609METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING WRAPPED BALES - The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for producing wrapped bales. Bales are in a first wrapping stage moved past wrapping means while said wrapping means provided with dispenser means are rotated around said bale along a circular path in a first plane of rotation. In a further optional second stage of wrapping said bale is rotated by rotating means in a second plane of rotation substantially normal to said first plane of rotation. Between said stages the surface of the wrapping material web is turned about 90° such that said surface of said web is always substantially normal to said planes of rotation in both stages. The first wrapping stage includes using of a tunnel means, which makes it possible to produce both unbound wrapped bales and bound wrapped bales.10-18-2012
20100326018APPARATUS FOR WRAPPING AN ARTICLE AND METHOD FOR DOING SAME - A method for wrapping at least a portion of an article (12-30-2010
20100326017Protective Cover - A cover at least partially protects at least one item from one or more falling objects. An exemplary embodiment provides a flexible cover having a top side and a bottom side and a perimeter; a plurality of fluid-filled pockets dispersed along the bottom side of the cover; a channel formed around the perimeter of the cover material to house a drawstring, the channel having an opening that exposes at least a portion of the drawstring; and a drawstring disposed within the channel, wherein the cover positioned over an item may be selectively at least partially secured in position by pulling on the drawstring through the channel opening. Alternative embodiments provide selectively inflatable bladders and side drape portions and kits therefor.12-30-2010
20120266569MEAT TRUSSING SYSTEM - A meat trussing system is provided which incorporates the use of an elastomeric net to receive and restrain meats and other food components, both unitary and combinations including independent meat and/or food elements. At least one flexible wrapper is provided into which the meat and/or food products are encased forming a cylindrical circumferential wrap having a low coefficient of friction with respect to the elastomeric net. The wrapper permits a relatively easy insertion of the wrapped food products into the elastomeric net. The wrapper is preferably provided with at least one perforation adapted to be circumferentially disposed near the midpoint of the food products within the elastomeric net. A method of use includes the deformation of the meat and/or food product. In order to sever the perforation which permits the relatively easy removal of the now separated wrapper portions from between the meat and/or food products and the elastomeric net.10-25-2012
20120297737DRIVING APPARATUS FOR DRIVING OPERATIVE UNITS OF A PACKAGING MACHINE - A packaging machine (11-29-2012
20110225933Multilayer Thermoshrinkable Films - A multilayer film in which at least one layer (A) comprises a copolymer (A1) of propylene with hexene-1 containing from 4 to 10% by weight of hexene-1 and having Melt Flow Rate from 1 to 10 g/10 min.; and at least one layer (B) comprises a copolymer (B1) of ethylene containing up to 20 mol % of CH09-22-2011
20120079795System for Securing Flexible Multi-Panel Sterilization Assembly - A disposable flexible multi-panel sterilization assembly incorporating an integrated fastening system. The disposable flexible multi-panel sterilization assembly includes a barrier panel configured to be folded around content to be sterilized to form a package. The assembly further includes a fold protection panel having a proximal end adjacent the barrier panel and a distal end such that the distal end covers the one or more panel edges of the barrier panel after the barrier panel is in the folded configuration. The integrated fastening system is a barrier panel attachment means located on a portion of the barrier panel for securing one or more panel edges of the barrier panel in a folded configuration around content to be sterilized. The barrier panel attachment means are configured to secure the one or more panel edges in a folded configuration.04-05-2012
20120279183MULTILAYER FILMS - Multilayer films for naked collation packaging of single packs comprising at least a core layer, an inner layer and an outer layer, wherein the inner and outer layer, equal to or different from each other, consist of one or more olefin (co)polymers wherein: 11-08-2012
20120090274WRAPPING DEVICE - The invention relates to a wrapping device to wrap an object, such as a bale, in foil material, including at least one clamping and cutting device to clamp the foil material after wrapping of the object, and to cut the clamped foil material, wherein the clamping and cutting device includes a catch element having a curved guiding element which is guided in a bearing, wherein the catch element is translatable between a catch position to catch the foil material and a clamp position in which the foil material can be clamped in order to facilitate cutting of the foil material.04-19-2012
20120090273WRAPPING DEVICE - The invention relates to a wrapping device to wrap an object in foil material including a frame, a wrapping table mounted on the frame and configured to support the object during wrapping, one or more roll support devices to support one or more rolls of foil material to be rotated about the object during wrapping, a carrying structure mounted on the frame and configured to carry the one or more roll support devices, and a clamping and cutting device to clamp the foil material after wrapping of an object, and to cut the clamped foil material, wherein the clamping and cutting device is mounted on the carrying structure, and wherein the carrying structure is pivotable about a substantially horizontal pivot axis with respect to the frame.04-19-2012
20120090272SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PACKAGING DENTAL INGOTS - A method and system for producing, marking, and packaging ingots for use in fabricating dental prosthetics.04-19-2012
20110146210METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR WRAPPING A STACK OF OBJECTS WITH A FILM - An apparatus for wrapping a stack of objects with a film has a film supply holding the film and a support including only two vertical masts adjacent the film supply and juxtaposed with the stack to be wrapped. A pull-down device is shiftable vertically along the two masts next to the stack. A film-feed head is also shiftable vertically along the two masts. The film extends from the supply through the film-feed head to the pull-down device. A film-storing means or looper is provided in the film-feed head for storing a variable length of the film in the head.06-23-2011
20110146209METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR WRAPPING A STACK OF OBJECTS WITH A FILM - An apparatus for wrapping a stack of objects with a film has first and second supplies of films and a pull-down device shiftable vertically along the stack of objects. A film-feed head has a drive roller rotatable about an axis in the film feed head and first and second pairs of counterrollers angularly offset from each other relative to the drive-roller axis. The drive roller and the pairs of counterrollers are relatively shiftable between end positions in each of which one of the pairs is spaced from the drive roller and the other pair is engaged with the drive roller. The first and second films pass between the respective first and second pairs and the drive roller. An actuator can shift the first and the second pairs of rollers relative the drive roller for pinching the films against the drive roller and, on rotation of the drive roller.06-23-2011
20120240527Baler Mesh Wrap Control With Tension Variance - In an example embodiment, a bale wrap mechanism is configured to wrap a bale with a pre-tensioned wrap material and include a wrap material dispensing mechanism and a wrap material tensioning mechanism. The dispensing mechanism is configured to provide wrap material to a rotating bale in a baling chamber, and the tension mechanism is configured to pretension the wrap material by manipulating the speed of the meshwrap supply relative to the speed of the rotating bale in accordance with a predetermined scheme. The tensioning mechanism may include a brake to manipulate a material wrap payoff roll and a controller to manipulate the brake. A user interface may be used to provide a desired scheme to the controller, such as a desired tension.09-27-2012
20130199133PACKING STATION AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED LOADING OF PIECE GOODS ON A LOAD CARRIER INCLUDING SUBSEQUENT FOIL WRAPPING - An automated packing station for automated loading of load carriers with piece goods and for automated wrapping a stack with a foil, comprising: a fixedly arranged packing robot; and a rotational-arm winding device arranged adjacent to the packing robot and comprising a frame which is adapted to absorb forces which occur during the wrapping of the stack with the foil, and to forward the forces to an environment of the packing station.08-08-2013
20130133294METHOD FOR THE PREFERABLY CONTINUOUS PACKAGING OF PRODUCTS - The invention relates to a method for the preferably continuous packaging of products, in particular foods, with or without an already stabilized inherent shape such as fresh meat, meat products and sausage products, sausage meat emulsion or similar products by encasing them on all sides with single-layer or multilayer films that can be fed from the web. According to the invention flexible films that can be deformed without the action of heating and are self-resetting, are used as bottom web films, wherein the bottom web films are temporarily deformed by the action of pressure in order to form troughs for receiving product. The respective product is introduced as portions into the trough and fixed there, wherein it is fixed by a top web film or covering film, optionally supported by a restrainer. When the action of pressure is released, preferably the bottom web film performs its resetting process and encloses the product thereby at least in part in such a manner that unwanted air inclusions are removed and also a certain product compaction occurs. Then, sealing between top and bottom web films is performed.05-30-2013
20130111853FLOWER POT COVER WITH INDENTED RING PORTION AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING SAME - An apparatus and method is provided for forming a flower pot cover with at least one indented portion to retain the flower pot cover on the flower pot.05-09-2013
20130111852Method of Using a Sterilization Wrap System - A method of using a sterilization wrap system including a permeable material having barrier properties and having a first surface and a second opposing surface, the exterior panel being substantially opaque or having a first level of translucence, and an interior panel including a permeable material having barrier properties and having a first surface and a second opposing surface, the interior panel having a level of translucence that is higher than the translucence of the exterior panel, the panels being joined together over at least a portion of their surfaces. Also disclosed is inspection of the sterilization wrap system for exterior panel breaches by looking for light passing through a panel facing the viewer.05-09-2013
20080202074Wrapping Machine and Method for Ovate Articles - A machine for wrapping ovate articles (P) comprises at least a conveyor mean (08-28-2008
20100287890CIGARETTE PACKING MACHINE AND METHOD - A method and machine for folding sheets of packing material about respective groups of cigarettes to form respective packages, and wherein a web of packing material is first fed through a control station for detecting the position of a reference mark made on the web at a work station upstream from the control station, and is then fed through a cutting station where the web is cut into sheets of packing material, each of which is fed to a packing station where each sheet of packing material is folded about the respective group of cigarettes.11-18-2010
20100307115METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPENSING AN AMOUNT OF FILM RELATIVE TO LOAD GIRTH - The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for dispensing a predetermined amount of pre-stretched film based upon load girth. A non-rotating ring carries a belt. A film dispenser is mounted on a rotating ring, and the rotating ring includes a pulley that connects to the belt. Based upon the girth of the load to be wrapped, an amount of pre-stretched film to be dispensed for at least a portion of a revolution made by the rotating ring is determined. Good wrapping performance in terms of load containment (wrap force) and optimum film use is obtained by dispensing a length of pre-stretched film that is between approximately 100% and approximately 130% of load girth. Once the amount of film to be dispensed per revolution is determined, a mechanical ratio of ring drive to final pre-stretch surface speed (i.e., number of pre-stretch roller revolution/ring rotation) can be set. Thus, for the at least a portion of a revolution of the rotating ring and dispenser, a predetermined amount of film is dispensed and wrapped around the load.12-09-2010
20130152512METHOD AND FOLDING DEVICE FOR HANDLING L-BOARDS - The invention relates to a folding device and a method for a deep-drawing packaging machine for automatically folding over limbs of L-boards upstream of the sealing station in the production direction.06-20-2013
20130180214CROSS ROPING - The present invention relates to a method for at least partially wrapping a piece-goods stack, in which a tubular portion is pulled over the piece-goods stack, and to an apparatus for carrying out the method according to the invention. The method according to the invention is distinguished in particular in that, during the pulling of the tubular portion over the piece-goods stack, pleats are produced in a specific manner in the tubular portion, said pleats extending obliquely over at least one side of the goods stack. The invention is achieved in terms of the apparatus in that the apparatus has a reefing device for reefing and/or drawing over the tubular portion, said reefing device being configured in such a manner that it reefs and/or unreefs regions of the tubular portion at different speeds and/or at different times.07-18-2013
20130180213Scanner-Sensitive Metallized Films - A metallized scanner-sensitive film having a shiny appearance but capable of being optically scanned, as well as a method of manufacture and method of using in packaging; the film comprising at least one metal-adhering skin layer having a first outside surface and an inside surface; a metal layer deposited onto the outside surface of the skin layer; the film having: an optical density within the range of from 0.50 to 1.60; an oxygen transmission rate (OTR) of less than 60 cm07-18-2013
20110308201Methods of manufacturing temperature-stabilized storage containers - Methods disclosed herein include methods of manufacturing integrally thermally-sealed storage containers. Methods include creating at least one indentation in at least one layer of first thermal barrier sheet, wherein the at least one layer of first thermal barrier sheet includes at least one first ultra efficient insulation material and wherein the at least one indentation is in a size and shape substantially conforming with material to be stored; placing material to be stored within one or more of the at least one indentation; placing at least one layer of second thermal barrier sheet adjacent to the material to be stored, wherein the at least one layer of second thermal barrier sheet includes at least one second ultra efficient insulation material; and creating a thermal seal between at least two layers of thermal barrier sheet, substantially thermally sealing the material to be stored.12-22-2011
20130192169APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PRINTER SYSTEM FILTER PACKAGING - A printer filter packaging apparatus includes a base for supporting a filter having delicate filter media. Side wraps extend from two opposite sides of the base and cover two opposite sides of the filter. A rear wrap includes a handle, and covers a rear and a top of the filter. A front wrap defines a slit for receiving the handle; the front wrap covers the top and a front of the filter. The wrapped or covered filter may be lifted by the handle, the filter being supported by a combination of the base and front, rear, and side wraps.08-01-2013
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