Global Patent Index - EP 0758977 B1

EP 0758977 B1 2000-08-16 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FILLING AND SEALING CONTAINERS IN CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS

Title (en)

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FILLING AND SEALING CONTAINERS IN CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS

Title (de)

SYSTEM UND VERFAHREN ZUM FÜLLEN UND ABDICHTEN VON BEHÄLTERN IN KONTROLLIERTER UMGEBUNG

Title (fr)

SYSTEME ET PROCEDE DE REMPLISSAGE ET SCELLEMENT DE RECIPIENTS EN ATMOSPHERE CONTROLEE

Publication

EP 0758977 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 95921287 A

Priority

  • US 9506248 W
  • US 24524994 A
  • US 39434595 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9531375A1] An open-architecture system for filling and sealing containers (52) in controlled environments. The system provides easy access to containers being processed, and minimizes start-up times and waste. Containers are processed by gas distributors (which may comprise gassing rails (10)) provided in segments and individually movable between operating and service positions. Exhaust plenums (11) are described for improving function of the gas distributors when processing containers. Gas exchange systems including on-demand processors (5) and improved gassing elements are provided. An independent processor (5) is provided to receive, correct and environmentally process defective (e.g. underfilled or overfilled) containers (52).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B65B 31/00; B65B 31/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65B 31/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65B 31/00 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE ES FR GB IE IT LI NL

EPO simple patent family

WO 9531375 A1 19951123; AT 195477 T 20000915; AU 2640395 A 19951205; AU 696115 B2 19980903; CA 2190461 A1 19951123; CA 2190461 C 20010206; DE 69518412 D1 20000921; DE 69518412 T2 20001214; EP 0758977 A1 19970226; EP 0758977 A4 19971105; EP 0758977 B1 20000816; NZ 287630 A 19980826

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