Global Patent Index - EP 1100723 A1

EP 1100723 A1 2001-05-23 - FILLER VALVE FOR FILLING FLAT POUCH CONTAINERS

Title (en)

FILLER VALVE FOR FILLING FLAT POUCH CONTAINERS

Title (de)

FÜLLVENTIL FÜR DIE BEFÜLLUNG VON FLACHBEUTELVERPACKUNGEN

Title (fr)

CLAPET DE REMPLISSAGE POUR LE REMPLISSAGE D'EMBALLAGES SOUS FORME DE SACHETS PLATS

Publication

EP 1100723 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 00951194 A

Priority

  • DE 0001723 W
  • DE 29909542 U

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0073151A1] The invention relates to a filler valve for filling flat pouch containers with inhomogeneous, liquid to pasty products. Said valve consists of a valve head (1) with a centric outlet channel (3) that can be opened and closed by a piston (2) that is adjustable in the valve head (1) and that communicates with the product feeder. According to the invention, said valve head (1) has a narrow rhombically or elliptically shaped cross-section that is defined by a main axis and a substantially smaller auxiliary axis (HA, NA). The outlet channel (3) that is adapted to the cross-section of the piston extends into the valve head (1) and has a length (L) that corresponds to twice the length (L') of the piston (2). The extended part (3') of the channel (3) accommodates the piston (2) in its open position (II). At least one product supply channel (4) is located on both sides beside the extended outlet channel (3) on the main axis (HA) of the valve head cross-section in the valve head (1). Said product supply channel opens into the lower part of the outlet channel (3). In addition to providing a filler valve whose cross-sectional form is adapted to flat pouch containers, the invention also guarantees that every filled individual batch contains the components of the filling product in a substantially equal ratio of ingredients.

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

B65B 39/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65B 39/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65B 39/004 (2013.01); Y10T 137/4259 (2015.04); Y10T 137/4336 (2015.04)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0073151A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

DE 29909542 U1 19990902; EP 1100723 A1 20010523; US 6478041 B1 20021112; WO 0073151 A1 20001207

INPADOC legal status


2005-06-01 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20041126

2004-05-26 [RBV] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES (CORRECTION)

- Designated State(s): DE ES FR GB IT

2003-07-23 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20030605

2001-05-23 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010126

2001-05-23 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-05-23 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI