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1. (WO2018183719) DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISPENSING PRODUCT FROM A FLEXIBLE PACKAGE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/183719    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/025205
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 30 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A01K 5/02
B65B 69/00
Applicants: MARS, INCORPORATED
NEHUS, Uwe
EBERHARDT, Stefan
RONCHI, Davide
Inventors: NEHUS, Uwe
EBERHARDT, Stefan
RONCHI, Davide
Title: DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISPENSING PRODUCT FROM A FLEXIBLE PACKAGE
Abstract:
Dispensing devices and methods are provided. A dispensing device comprises an opening defining an insertion path extending through an internal chamber thereof, two fragmentation rollers aligned with each other within the internal chamber, with the insertion path extending therebetween, a sensor configured to sense the package within the insertion path, a first securing device having opposing surfaces configured to secure the package within the insertion path, a second securing device having opposing surfaces configured to secure the package within the insertion path, a cam operatively connecting the first and second securing devices, and an opener configured to provide an opening in the package to allow the product to leave the package. A method of dispensing a product from a flexible package is also provided.