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1. (US6220310) Method for filling containers and installation therefor

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 09462745 Application Date: 13.01.2000
Publication Number: 6220310 Publication Date: 24.04.2001
Grant Number: 6220310 Grant Date: 24.04.2001
Publication Kind : B1
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:FR98001577 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
B67C 3/10
B67C 3/12
B65B 3/04
B67C 3/24
B67C 3/02
B67C 3/26
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
67
OPENING OR CLOSING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
C
FILLING WITH LIQUIDS OR SEMILIQUIDS, OR EMPTYING, OF BOTTLES, JARS, CANS, CASKS, BARRELS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; FUNNELS
3
Bottling liquids or semiliquids; Filling jars or cans with liquids or semiliquids using bottling or like apparatus; Filling casks or barrels with liquids or semiliquids
02
Bottling liquids or semiliquids; Filling jars or cans with liquids or semiliquids using bottling or like apparatus
06
using counterpressure, i.e. filling while the container is under pressure
10
preliminary filling with inert gases, e.g. carbon dioxide
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
67
OPENING OR CLOSING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
C
FILLING WITH LIQUIDS OR SEMILIQUIDS, OR EMPTYING, OF BOTTLES, JARS, CANS, CASKS, BARRELS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; FUNNELS
3
Bottling liquids or semiliquids; Filling jars or cans with liquids or semiliquids using bottling or like apparatus; Filling casks or barrels with liquids or semiliquids
02
Bottling liquids or semiliquids; Filling jars or cans with liquids or semiliquids using bottling or like apparatus
06
using counterpressure, i.e. filling while the container is under pressure
12
Pressure-control devices
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
B
MACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
3
Packaging plastic material, semiliquids, liquids, or mixed solids and liquids, in individual containers or receptacles, e.g. bags, sacks, boxes, cartons, cans, jars
04
Methods of, or means for, filling the material into the containers or receptacles
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
67
OPENING OR CLOSING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
C
FILLING WITH LIQUIDS OR SEMILIQUIDS, OR EMPTYING, OF BOTTLES, JARS, CANS, CASKS, BARRELS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; FUNNELS
3
Bottling liquids or semiliquids; Filling jars or cans with liquids or semiliquids using bottling or like apparatus; Filling casks or barrels with liquids or semiliquids
02
Bottling liquids or semiliquids; Filling jars or cans with liquids or semiliquids using bottling or like apparatus
22
Details
24
Devices for supporting or handling bottles
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
67
OPENING OR CLOSING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
C
FILLING WITH LIQUIDS OR SEMILIQUIDS, OR EMPTYING, OF BOTTLES, JARS, CANS, CASKS, BARRELS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; FUNNELS
3
Bottling liquids or semiliquids; Filling jars or cans with liquids or semiliquids using bottling or like apparatus; Filling casks or barrels with liquids or semiliquids
02
Bottling liquids or semiliquids; Filling jars or cans with liquids or semiliquids using bottling or like apparatus
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
67
OPENING OR CLOSING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
C
FILLING WITH LIQUIDS OR SEMILIQUIDS, OR EMPTYING, OF BOTTLES, JARS, CANS, CASKS, BARRELS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; FUNNELS
3
Bottling liquids or semiliquids; Filling jars or cans with liquids or semiliquids using bottling or like apparatus; Filling casks or barrels with liquids or semiliquids
02
Bottling liquids or semiliquids; Filling jars or cans with liquids or semiliquids using bottling or like apparatus
22
Details
26
Filling-heads; Means for engaging filling-heads with bottle necks
CPC:
B67C 3/12
B67C 3/10
B67C 3/242
B67C 2003/2691
Applicants: Sidel
Inventors: Emmer, GĂ©rard
Agents: Sughrue, Mion, Zinn, Macpeak & Seas, PLLC
Priority Data: 97009546 22.07.1997 FR
Title: (EN) Method for filling containers and installation therefor
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

A method for filling a plastic container (8) while it is still hot and deformable without damaging it, when the filling comprises a phase (17; 13) during which a noticeable difference in pressure between the container inside and the environment external to the filling installation occurs, at least during part of said phase, consisting in placing the container in a sealed chamber (9) isolating it from the external environment and modifying (18; 12) the pressure inside the chamber to reduce, even cancel, the difference in pressure between the container inside and outside. The invention is applicable to the filling of plastic containers, with aerated beverages and/or their filling after a vacuumizing phase of their internal volume, immediately after they have been made by blowing.


Also published as:
MXPA/a/1999/011783KR1020010022035ES2189221BRPI9811520EP0998424JP2001510768
CN1265079CA2297267DE000069810116AU1998088128FR2766473WO/1999/005061