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Inventor:
Gamberini; Antonio
Address:
Bologna, IT
No. of patents:
107
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
6557324 Method and device for continuously wrapping products May 6, 2003
In a method and device for continuously wrapping products (3), while the products (3) are being fed continuously at a first speed (V1) along an intermediate portion (44) of a first path (P1) and in a first direction (D1), together with their intermediate wrappers (2a), the latter having
6477822 Method and device for continuously wrapping products November 12, 2002
The invention relates to a method and device for continuously wrapping products, according to which, during the continuous feed of the products and respective intermediate wrappers which have four flaps to be folded, projecting in such a way that they are offset from the lower surface of
6425476 Method and a device for the formation of flat articles into groups July 30, 2002
Flat articles to be formed into groups for packaging are advanced in succession at a set tempo toward a transfer station where each article is made to assume a predetermined position in space, standing on edge. Thereafter, the articles are advanced in a direction perpendicular to the
6364091 Conveying device for forming and conveying groups of products April 2, 2002
On a conveying device for forming and conveying groups of products, a screw conveyor is supplied at the input with an orderly succession of products, and has an input portion along which the products are formed into groups, and a tubular output portion for feeding the groups separately a
6341685 Ordering device for arranging products received in a loose state in an orderly succession January 29, 2002
An ordering device for arranging products received in the loose state in an orderly succession comprises a first and a second conveyor with belts defining a product feed path divided into active portions with variable lengths equaling complementary fractions of the total length of the pa
5964345 Cigarette packet with a hinged lid October 12, 1999
The typical rigid cigarette packet consists of a box-like container with one open top end that can be exposed and closed by rotating a lid hinged to a rear edge of the container; the contents of the packet are restrained by a separate "U"-shaped frame element of which a first portion is
5782736 Method and device for supplying collar-coupon assemblies to the wrapping line of a packing machi July 21, 1998
A method and device for supplying collar-coupon assemblies to the wrapping line of a packing machine for producing rigid hinged-lid packets, whereby a collar and a respective coupon, as they travel along respective paths to a mating station, are respectively provided, by cutting, with a
5782334 Method and line for forming and conveying orderly groups of elongated products, particularly cig July 21, 1998
A method and line for forming and conveying orderly groups of elongated products, particularly cigarettes, whereby each group is formed of a number of superimposed layers of products arranged side by side and separated by a given distance less than the width of the product and such a
5782063 Method for overwrapping packets of cigarettes July 21, 1998
A method of overwrapping packets of cigarettes is implemented utilizing a machine by which packets and respective sheets of wrapping material are fed singly and in timed succession to a folding station where each packet is directed against a central portion of the corresponding sheet and
5746300 Storage unit for elongated elements particularly cigarettes May 5, 1998
A storage unit for elongated elements, particularly cigarettes, wherein a mass of cigarettes is supported on a first conveyor movable both ways through a loading-unloading station where the first conveyor is connected to a second conveyor by a connecting plate; the first conveyor being
5735381 Half-packet step conveyor for producing twin packets of cigarettes April 7, 1998
A conveyor for step-feeding half packets along a wrapping line for producing twin packets of cigarettes consisting of two half packets with respective foil wrappings and arranged side by side inside an outer wrapping; the half packets being fed through a restoring station and being e
5709524 Device for picking up stacks of products from a support January 20, 1998
A device for picking up stacks of products from a support, wherein a head for picking up a stack of products from a flat support is provided with presser elements adapted to act on the stack and with a flexible lamina adapted to enter between the stack and the flat support; the pick-up h
5680745 Packing method and machine for producing twin packets of cigarettes October 28, 1997
Twin packets of cigarettes, each consisting of two half packets with respective foil wrappings and arranged side by side inside an outer wrapping, are formed on a wrapping line by feeding a single succession of half packets along the input portion of the wrapping line, and successive
5642980 Device for picking up stacks of products from a support July 1, 1997
The device for picking up stacks of products from a support has a head for picking up a stack of products from a supporting platform, and is provided with presser elements for pressing on the stack. The presser elements act in an upward region of the stack and with a flexible lamina that
5617701 System for producing and packing tobacco items, particularly cigarettes April 8, 1997
A system for producing and packing tobacco items, particularly cigarettes, wherein two packing machines are supplied with items by at least as many production machines, and wherein the outputs of the production machines are connected to one another by a conveyor channel for conveying the
5613344 Device for the formation of tubular overwrappings in heat-sealable material March 25, 1997
A method of fashioning tubular overwrappings with a heat-sealable material, and a device in which single commodities are directed in succession together with respective sheets of heat-sealable material into a set of pockets spaced apart at a constant pitch around the periphery of an
5596187 Optical method for examining the open end of a cigarette to determine its uniformity of filling January 21, 1997
The filling of a cigarette is controlled by detecting a brightness curve of at least one part of the open end of the cigarette, processing the resulting brightness curve to obtain a contrast index, and comparing the resulting contrast index with an equivalent index of a correctly filled
5588281 Method of producing cartons of cigarettes with a rigid hinged-lid wrapping December 31, 1996
A method of producing cartons of cigarettes, whereby groups of packets of cigarettes are formed wherein the packets are arranged in at least two side by side stacks, and wherein each packet in each stack is laid flat with its longer axis horizontal and aligned with the longer axis of a
5562385 Apparatus for loading reels into a packaging machine October 8, 1996
An apparatus for loading reels into a packaging machine comprises a loading device that has a post rotating about a vertical axis under the actuation of a drive unit; a lifting element, which is provided with elements for supporting a reel to be loaded and is guided so that it can slide
5553522 Method and device for changing strip material on a production machine September 10, 1996
A method and device whereby a first runout strip, fed at a first speed along a guide by a traction device, is replaced with a new strip by cutting the first strip; activating both a push device, by which the new strip is engaged and fed along the guide at a second speed, and a movable
5533323 Method and a device for the formation of tubular overwrappings in heat-sealable material July 9, 1996
A method of fashioning tubular overwrappings with a heat-sealable material, and a device in which single commodities are directed in succession together with respective sheets of heat-sealable material into a set of pockets spaced apart at a constant pitch around the periphery of an
5487805 Method and a device for the automatic splicing of strips decoiled from rolls January 30, 1996
Continuous strip materials supplied in rolls are spliced automatically at the moment of use by a series of steps in which the leading end of the strip decoiled from a new roll is arranged first on the locating and striking face of a suction bar capable of movement between an at-rest
5473862 Method and a device for joining the component wrappers of divisible packs containing several sin December 12, 1995
Divisible packs consisting in two wrappers breasted frontally one with another are conveyed broadside, singly and in succession, to the point of being taken up between paired belt loops carrying teeth which are timed to impinge on the two wrappers and bring them into vertical alignment.
5467579 Method and device for laterally joining product wrappings November 21, 1995
A method and device for laterally joining product wrappings, whereby the connection of two overlapping longitudinal portions of a tubular wrapping defined by a sheet of wrapping material wrapped about the product inside a wrapping seat is at least completed as the wrapped product is unlo
5464027 Hopper for elongate elements, in particular smoking articles November 7, 1995
A hopper (5) for elongate elements (2), in which an exit (11) of the hopper (5) is defined by a plurality of substantially vertical side-by-side channels (17); each channel (17) is defined by two substantially vertical baffles (18), and is associated with an agitator element (24) of pend
5462401 Method of separating two rows of cigarette packets October 31, 1995
A method of separating two superimposed rows of cigarette packets originally in direct contact with each other, whereby the two superimposed rows are fed into the input station of a separating device in a first direction parallel to the longitudinal axis of the rows; and are fed in a
5461842 Packing line for producing twin packets October 31, 1995
On a packing line for producing twin packets, collars are fed successively by an oscillating conveyor arm into respective conveyor seats, each for housing two side by side half packets; the conveyor arm presenting two telescopically connected portions in turn presenting respective grippi
5450949 Reel of material in tape form September 19, 1995
A reel (1) of material in tape form (2) wound on a core (3) to form a plurality of turns and provided with an outer end (4) retained on the reel (1) by a retainer, such as a gummed band. The outer end (4) of the material in tape form (2) is weighted relative to the rest of the tape (
5447013 Method and device for producing cartons of cigarettes September 5, 1995
A method and device for producing cartons of cigarettes from respective groups of equioriented packets forming a first and second row arranged one on top of and contacting the other, whereby the two rows of packets in each group are parted to enable the first row to be rotated substantia
5410858 Device for sealing wrappers in machines for wrapping and/or overwrapping commodities, in particu May 2, 1995
A device for sealing wrappers around products comprising an infeed mechanism for conveying products enveloped by sealable wrappers and a first drive mechanism for driving the infeed mechanism to convey the products with a first predetermined velocity. A sealing channel into which the
5404694 Method of producing cartons of cigarettes April 11, 1995
A method of producing cartons of packets of cigarettes, whereby a blank, folded in a U about a respective group of packets so as to leave three exposed surfaces from each of which at least two tabs of the blank project outwards, is finish-folded, over at least one of the exposed surfaces
5400571 Method and machine for producing cartons of cigarettes March 28, 1995
A method and machine for producing cartons of cigarettes, each consisting of a number of packets of cigarettes housed inside a box formed from a flat blank divided by yield lines into a number of panels; the carton being formed by feeding the blank along a first path to a prefolding
5400566 Pocket element for the packing wheel of a cigarette packing machine March 28, 1995
A pocket element for a packing wheel for packing groups of cigarettes in rigid packets with a hinged lid; each packet being formed by folding a precut blank; and the pocket element presenting a seat having a pair of locating elements, each having an oblique surface for supporting res
5366064 Product manufacturing method, particularly for tobacco items November 22, 1994
A method of manufacturing products, particularly tobacco items, on a production line wherein at least a first product manufacturing machine and at least a second product grouping machine, for forming the products into groups containing a given number of products, are connected rigidly an
5358234 Conveyor device for changing the direction of sheets of wrapping material October 25, 1994
A conveyor device for sheets of wrapping material, whereby the sheets are transferred, from a first conveyor to a second conveyor forming an angle of other than zero, by a conveyor designed to swing between a forward position wherein the sheets are removed off the first conveyor, and a
5358105 Rigid package, particularly for cigarettes October 25, 1994
A rigid package, particularly for cigarettes, substantially in the form of a rectangular prism and defined by a cup-shaped body having, at the open end, a collar and a lid hinged to the rear edge of the cup-shaped body; the package being formed from a blank incorporating the collar, and
5358093 Device for feeding tobacco items, particularly cigarettes, to a grouping machine October 25, 1994
A device for feeding tobacco items, particularly cigarettes, to a grouping machine particularly a packing machine, for forming the items into groups of "n" items each; the device presenting a conveyor with seats for a succession of items featuring gaps defined by the absence of a number
5354045 Device for feeding blanks to a user machine October 11, 1994
A device for feeding blanks to a user machine, whereby the end blank of a stack of blanks housed inside a feedbox is detached from the adjacent blanks in the stack by a separating roller, which feeds the blank, transversely in relation to the axis of the stack, to a withdrawal station
5353815 Cigarette packaging machine October 11, 1994
The packaging machine makes use of a first wheel to supply single groups of cigarettes, in succession, to a work station, where a corrugated paper distance piece is positioned by a feed device on each group, in direct contact with the face uppermost. A second wheel carries the groups of
5341911 Method and device for feeding a succession of reels to a pickup station August 30, 1994
A method and device for feeding a succession of reels of strip material to a pickup station; the reels being fed successively, and laid flat, on to a low-friction supporting surface, being centered on the supporting surface in relation to an axis substantially perpendicular to the suppor
5328547 Device for separating the leading end of a new strip from the trailing end of a depleted strip d July 12, 1994
In a packaging machine supplied continuously with strip material fed forward by means of pinch rolls and trimmed at a cutting station, the leading end of a new strip is overlapped with the trailing end of the depleted strip at the moment of effecting a changeover; the two strips are
5328114 Device for removing adhesive tape from a reel of strip material July 12, 1994
A device for removing, from a reel of strip material, an adhesive tape secured to a peripheral surface portion of the reel via thermoplastic adhesive material; which device comprises a pair of rollers supporting the reel; one of the rollers being a drive roller for rotating the reel abou
5326419 Device for splicing strips of limited transverse dimensions automatically July 5, 1994
Intended typically for slender tear strips, the automatic splicer comprises at least two supply reels wound with respective strips, the one in use and the other a replacement, set in rotation singly or together by a common drive, and feed wheels with peripheral grooves positioned with ax
5316537 Method and device for bending the end tabs of blanks for producing rigid flip-top cigarette pack May 31, 1994
A method and device for bending the end tabs of blanks for producing rigid flip-top cigarette packets. The blanks are loaded on a conveyor and are fed continuously along a path with the end tabs slidably engaged in a helical slit, which is in part defined by facing helical surfaces of fi
5311723 Method and device for simultaneously closing pairs of boxes May 17, 1994
A method and device for simultaneously closing a first and adjacent second box having respective lateral openings, each closed by a pair of lateral tabs, which are folded one on top of the other by a first and second folding device on either side of the two boxes; the tabs being arranged
5299890 Unit for supplying products to a manufacturing machine April 5, 1994
A pneumatic unit for supplying products, such as chocolates or similar, in a single line to a manufacturing machine along a route defined laterally by two walls and at the bottom by a plate through which are formed a number of nozzles for a pressurized pneumatic fluid; the nozzles being
5297923 Device for parting and successively feeding stacked elements of sheet material to a user machine March 29, 1994
A device wherein at least one feedbox housing a stack of sheet elements presents a first and second wall parallel to each other, and an actuating device for moving the two walls in relation to and parallel to each other, so as to define a channel varying in width between a maximum and mi
5297751 Method of replacing strip material on a manufacturing machine March 29, 1994
A method of replacing a first strip with a second strip on a manufacturing machine featuring an input traction device for feeding the first strip along a route defined by a first and second portion at a given angle in relation to each other; according to which method, a lead portion of t
5289985 Device for changing reels of strip material on a production machine March 1, 1994
A device for changing reels of strip material on a production machine, whereby a traction device unwinds a first strip off a runout reel on a supporting spindle and feeds it to the production machine along a given path; a standby reel is supported on edge on a saddle defined by two r
5277304 Packet of cigarettes January 11, 1994
In a cigarette packet appearing essentially as a parallelepiped body capable of accommodating at least two groups of cigarettes enveloped in respective wrappers surrounded by at least one internal collar, the body and wrappers each exhibit a front face, a rear face and two flank faces;
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