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Inventor:
Griggs; Samuel D.
Address:
Raleigh, NC
No. of patents:
57
Patents:


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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D534935 Netting product chute for automatic and/or manual packaging operations January 9, 2007
D530350 Netting product chute for automatic and/or manual packaging operations October 17, 2006
D510944 Netting product chute with ribbed floor for automatic and/or manual packaging operations October 25, 2005
D508931 Netting product chute for automatic and/or manual packaging operations August 30, 2005
D505436 Netting product chute with ribbed floor for automatic and/or manual packaging operations May 24, 2005
8584436 Automated clipping packaging apparatus and associated devices, methods, systems and computer pro November 19, 2013
Methods, devices and computer program products automatically or semi-automatically package an object in a covering material such as casing and/or netting by pulling a covering material upstream of a product chute off an exterior surface of the product chute to automatically enclose t
8578682 Rotating multi-clipper packaging systems November 12, 2013
Apparatus, systems, devices, methods and computer program products configured to provide one or more of the following: improved rotary table or platform packaging systems, improved adhesive (glue) based film seal systems, and/or easier loading or releasing mounting systems of horns,
8561663 Packaging systems with adhesive seal modules October 22, 2013
Apparatus, systems, devices, methods and computer program products configured to provide one or more of the following: improved rotary table or platform packaging systems, improved adhesive (glue) based film seal systems, and/or easier loading or releasing mounting systems of horns,
8281556 Methods of building modular clipping packaging apparatus October 9, 2012
Packaging apparatus modules include a frame with a base adapted to reside on a support floor, the frame having opposing right and left hand frame sides and at least one lateral beam that extends therebetween, the right and left hand frame sides comprising respective upwardly extending fr
8272191 Rotating multi-clipper packaging systems September 25, 2012
Apparatus, systems, devices, methods and computer program products configured to provide one or more of the following: improved rotary table or platform packaging systems, improved adhesive (glue) based film seal systems, and/or easier loading or releasing mounting systems of horns,
8256191 Automated methods of packaging objects using a clipper September 4, 2012
Methods of automatically package an object in a covering material such as casing and/or netting include: (a) automatically pushing at least one object through a product chute; (b) pulling a covering material upstream of the product chute off an exterior surface of the product chute to
8209945 Breech loader chutes for packaging systems July 3, 2012
Breech-load chutes for packaging systems for enclosing at least one target product in a covering material have elongate chute bodies that angle downwardly in a direction of travel at a non-vertical orientation. The respective breech-load chute body resides above a product chute and d
8142264 Computer program products for ruckers capable of rucking fixed diameter coverings March 27, 2012
Computer program products for ruckers for rucking sleeves of covering material onto a chute body include a translating member disposed in a housing having an axis of movement configured to reciprocally translate a chute body about the axis of movement; and at least one gripping member
8099927 Computer program products for operating clipping packaging apparatus and related systems January 24, 2012
Systems, devices and computer program products automatically package an object in a covering material such as casing and/or netting by: (a) automatically pushing at least one object through a product chute; (b) pulling a covering material upstream of the product chute off an exterior
8047900 Loading caps for ruckers capable of rucking fixed diameter coverings November 1, 2011
Methods, apparatus and associated devices for rucking sleeves of covering material onto a chute body include a translating member disposed in a housing having an axis of movement configured to reciprocally translate a chute body about the axis of movement; and at least one gripping membe
8028497 Automated clippers October 4, 2011
Pivotable clipper assemblies for attaching at least one closure clip to a product held in netting include a pivotable clipper mechanism having a clipper body configured to deliver clips to a clip window and attach the clips to netting and a first cutting cartridge mounted to the pivotabl
8011167 Automated pusher mechanisms for packaging systems September 6, 2011
Automated pusher mechanisms with pusher heads that reciprocally travel in a product chute. The pusher head has an inverted "V" shape and semi-circular side portions.
8006463 Rotating multi-clipper platform packaging systems August 30, 2011
Apparatus, systems, devices, methods and computer program products configured to provide one or more of the following: improved rotary table or platform packaging systems, improved adhesive (glue) based film seal systems, and/or easier loading or releasing mounting systems of horns,
7975454 Breech loader packaging systems and associated methods July 12, 2011
Systems for enclosing at least one target product in a covering material, include an elongate product chute having an outer surface and opposing receiving and discharge end portions with an interior cavity extending therethrough and an elongate breech loading chute alignably positioned
7972201 Ruckers capable of rucking fixed diameter coverings and associated devices, methods, systems and July 5, 2011
Methods, apparatus and associated devices for rucking sleeves of covering material onto a chute body include a translating member disposed in a housing having an axis of movement configured to reciprocally translate a chute body about the axis of movement; and at least one gripping membe
7966793 Modular clipping packaging apparatus and associated devices, methods, systems and computer progr June 28, 2011
Packaging apparatus modules include a frame with a base adapted to reside on a support floor, the frame having opposing right and left hand frame sides and at least one lateral beam that extends therebetween, the right and left hand frame sides comprising respective upwardly extending fr
7955165 Methods of rucking using low profile ruckers capable of rucking fixed diameter coverings June 7, 2011
Methods for rucking sleeves of covering material onto a chute body include a plurality of spaced apart rotatable wheels having a primary axis of movement, wherein, in operation, the plurality of wheels have an automated stroke cycle whereby each is configured to travel inwardly a dis
7925379 Computer program products for packaging systems with breech loading chutes April 12, 2011
Systems for enclosing at least one target product in a covering material, include an elongate product chute having an outer surface and opposing receiving and discharge end portions with an interior cavity extending therethrough and an elongate breech loading chute alignably positioned
7870707 Methods and computer program products suitable for packaging whole muscle January 18, 2011
Methods, devices and computer program products automatically package an object, such as, for example, whole muscle meat pieces, in a covering material, such as, for example, netting, by: (a) automatically pushing at least one object through first and second axially aligned product chutes
7854103 Automated clippers December 21, 2010
Pivotable clipper assemblies for attaching at least one closure clip to a product held in netting include a pivotable clipper mechanism having a clipper body configured to deliver clips to a clip window and attach the clips to netting and a first cutting cartridge mounted to the pivotabl
7832182 Automated pusher mechanisms that cooperate with clippers November 16, 2010
Methods, devices and computer program products automatically package an object in a covering material such as casing and/or netting by automatically pushing at least one object through a product chute using an automated pushing mechanism with a pushing head.
7793486 Breech loader packaging apparatus and methods September 14, 2010
Systems for enclosing at least one target product in a covering material, include an elongate product chute having an outer surface and opposing receiving and discharge end portions with an interior cavity extending therethrough and an elongate breech loading chute alignably positioned
7775859 Low profile ruckers capable of rucking fixed diameter coverings and associated devices, methods, August 17, 2010
Methods, apparatus and associated devices for rucking sleeves of covering material onto a chute body include a plurality of spaced apart rotatable wheels having a primary axis of movement, wherein, in operation, the plurality of wheels have an automated stroke cycle whereby each is c
7739855 Automated clippers June 22, 2010
Pivotable clipper assemblies for attaching at least one closure clip to a product held in netting include a pivotable clipper mechanism having a clipper body configured to deliver clips to a clip window and attach the clips to netting and a first cutting cartridge mounted to the pivotabl
7704129 Ruckers capable of rucking fixed diameter coverings and associated devices, methods, systems and April 27, 2010
Methods, apparatus and associated devices for rucking sleeves of covering material onto a chute body include a translating member disposed in a housing having an axis of movement configured to reciprocally translate a chute body about the axis of movement; and at least one gripping membe
7665278 Methods for automatically packaging objects February 23, 2010
Methods of automatically packaging an object in netting include: (a) automatically extending a product pusher having a pusher head through a product chute; (b) pushing at least one object from a location upstream of the product chute, through a product chute to a location downstream of
7647748 Method of packaging using an embossed netting chute January 19, 2010
Netting chutes suitable for use with manual, automatic and semi-automatic packaging operations to enclose product in netting packaging include chutes with embossed floors.
7640713 Methods for operating clipping packaging apparatus January 5, 2010
Methods, devices and computer program products automatically package an object in a covering material such as casing and/or netting by: (a) automatically pushing at least one object through a product chute; (b) pulling a covering material upstream of the product chute off an exterior
7587880 System for enclosing a product in a covering material September 15, 2009
A system for enclosing a target product in a covering material includes an elongate product chute, an elongate breech-loader chute and a receiving station. The elongate product chute has opposing ingress and egress end portions with an interior cavity extending therethrough. The bree
7581369 Automated clipping packaging apparatus and associated devices, methods, systems and computer pro September 1, 2009
Methods, devices and computer program products automatically package an object, such as, for example, whole muscle meat pieces, in a covering material, such as, for example, netting, by: (a) automatically pushing at least one object through first and second axially aligned product chutes
7526905 Automated packaging apparatus with vertically extendable product holding members and associated May 5, 2009
Packaging systems and apparatus include a product chutes a clipper mechanism residing downstream of the product chute, and a vertically extendable and retractable product holding member disposed downstream of the clipper mechanism. In operation, the product holding member is configur
7520107 Automated pusher assemblies with product piercing members for clipping packaging apparatus April 21, 2009
Methods, devices and computer program products automatically package an object in a covering material such as casing and/or netting by: (a) automatically pushing at least one object through a product chute; (b) pulling a covering material upstream of the product chute off an exterior
7478515 Braking systems and methods for automated clipping packaging apparatus January 20, 2009
Systems and devices for automatically pressing a covering material against a product chute during a packaging operation to apply a braking force.
7472525 Automated clipping packaging apparatus and method January 6, 2009
Methods, devices and computer program products automatically package an object in a covering material such as casing and/or netting by: (a) pulling a covering material upstream of the product chute off an exterior surface of the product chute to automatically enclose the object in the
7430839 Embossed netting chutes for manual and/or automated clipping packaging apparatus October 7, 2008
Netting chutes suitable for use with manual, automatic and semi-automatic packaging operations to enclose product in netting packaging include chutes with embossed floors.
7392635 Breech loader packaging systems and associated breech loading chutes and methods July 1, 2008
Systems for enclosing at least one target product in a covering material, include an elongate product chute having an outer surface and opposing receiving and discharge end portions with an interior cavity extending therethrough and an elongate breech loading chute alignably positioned
7386966 Automated packaging systems with associated automated pushers June 17, 2008
Methods, devices and computer program products automatically package an object in a covering material such as casing and/or netting by: (a) automatically pushing at least one object through a product chute; (b) pulling a covering material upstream of the product chute off an exterior
7356977 Automated clipping packaging systems with bottom-up cutting members and associated methods April 15, 2008
Methods, devices and computer program products automatically package an object in a covering material such as casing and/or netting by: (a) automatically pushing at least one object through a product chute; (b) pulling a covering material upstream of the product chute off an exterior
7322163 Clipping packaging apparatus and methods January 29, 2008
An apparatus for enclosing a product in a covering material includes a product feed and covering system, a clipper mechanism and a tensioning system. The product feed and covering system is configured to apply the covering material over the product. The clipper mechanism is disposed
7313896 Automated clipping packaging systems January 1, 2008
Methods, devices and computer program products automatically package an object in a covering material such as casing and/or netting by: (a) automatically pushing at least one object through a product chute; (b) pulling a covering material upstream of the product chute off an exterior
7237369 Automated clipping packaging systems July 3, 2007
Methods, devices and computer program products automatically package an object in a covering material such as casing and/or netting by: (a) automatically pushing at least one object through a product chute; (b) pulling a covering material upstream of the product chute off an exterior
7234287 Netting chutes with ribbed flooring for manual and/or automated clipping packaging apparatus June 26, 2007
Netting chutes suitable for use with manual and automatic packaging operations to enclose product in netting packaging include at least one axially extending rib.
7222469 Netting chutes with floors having channels for packaging products with clippers May 29, 2007
Netting chutes suitable for use with manual and automatic packaging operations to enclose product in netting packaging include a channel formed by a longitudinally extending well and/or at least one pair of axially extending ribs.
7143566 Clipper for automatic netting packaging machine December 5, 2006
Knitted netting is applied to products in a machine. A chute receives products serially through a receiving end, as from a conveyor, and discharges them serially into netting preferably rucked on the chute. As each product arrives at the product receiver, voiders operate to form a ro
7127872 Automatic netting packaging machine October 31, 2006
Knitted netting is applied to products in a machine. A chute receives products serially through a receiving end, as from a conveyor, and discharges them serially into netting preferably rucked on the chute. As each product arrives at the product receiver, voiders operate to form a ro
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