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Inventor:
Poteat; William M.
Address:
Fuquay-Varina, NC
No. of patents:
32
Patents:












Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
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
8105136 Computer program products for systems with casing assemblies and netting chutes January 31, 2012
Computer program products for an apparatus with an automated derucker operatively associated with a netting chute whereby the derucker is configured to automatically travel through a derucker stroke cycle comprising upstream and downstream locations to pull segments of netting materi
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
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,
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
7955164 Casing assemblies for systems with netting chutes June 7, 2011
Apparatus for engaging a filler/product pump that include: (a) a horn having a length, an outer surface and an internal product channel extending therethrough; (b) a forming collar in communication with the horn, wherein, in operation, the forming collar is configured to cooperate wi
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.
7775860 Systems with horns that extend into netting chutes and having cooperating deruckers for producin August 17, 2010
Apparatus for engaging a filler/product pump that include: (a) a horn having a length, an outer surface and an internal product channel extending therethrough; (b) a forming collar in communication with the horn, wherein, in operation, the forming collar is configured to cooperate wi
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
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
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
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
7536838 Clippers with translating gate members and cooperating stiffener assemblies and related methods May 26, 2009
Embodiments of the present invention provide translating gates having at least one cooperating stiffener assembly and related, apparatus, systems, methods and computer program products. The translating gates with at least one stiffener assembly may be particularly suitable for non-pi
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
7488243 Systems with horns that extend into netting chutes and having cooperating deruckers for producin February 10, 2009
Apparatus for engaging a filler/product pump that include: (a) a horn having a length, an outer surface and an internal product channel extending therethrough; (b) a forming collar in communication with the horn, wherein, in operation, the forming collar is configured to cooperate wi
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
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
7322164 Clippers with translating gate members and cooperating stiffener assemblies and related methods, January 29, 2008
Embodiments of the present invention provide translating gates having at least one cooperating stiffener assembly and related, apparatus, systems, methods and computer program products. The translating gates with at least one stiffener assembly may be particularly suitable for non-pi
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










 
 
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