(19)
(11)EP 3 685 683 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
09.12.2020 Bulletin 2020/50

(43)Date of publication A2:
29.07.2020 Bulletin 2020/31

(21)Application number: 19213337.9

(22)Date of filing:  03.12.2019
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
A24C 5/42(2006.01)
A24B 7/04(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 04.12.2018 US 201816209392

(71)Applicant: ABELLIO Limited
Blackrock Dublin (IE)

(72)Inventors:
  • KESSELMAN, Joshua
    Vancouver V6T 1B3 (CA)
  • KOBE, Ian
    Tempe 85283 (US)

(74)Representative: O'Connor, Michael Donal 
O'Connor Intellectual Property Suite 207, Q House Furze Road
Sandyford, Dublin 18
Sandyford, Dublin 18 (IE)

  


(54)CONE LOADING DEVICE AND METHOD THEREFOR


(57) A device for loading and forming smoking articles has a body section. A first socket is formed in a top area of the body section. A second socket is formed in a bottom area of the body section. A plurality of channels is formed in a bottom area of the first socket. The channels extend through the body section into the second socket. The channels are formed around a perimeter of the first socket and each configured to hold a smoking article. A tube is formed in a center area of the first socket. A plate has a plurality of openings. The plate is rotatable within the first socket to allow one to align a desired number of the plurality of openings with corresponding channels of the plurality of channels. A pin opening is formed in a center area of the plate. The pin opening is aligned with the tube when the plate is inserted into the first socket. A pin member is insertable into the pin opening and the tube. The pin member secures the plate in position. A cap is insertable into the first socket when loading the smoking articles and into the second socket to push the smoking articles out of the channels when loaded.







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