Rod forming apparatus and method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 10285432
APP PUB NO 20170013872A1
SERIAL NO

15212973

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A method of forming a wrapped article, comprising the steps of: forming a continuous stream of material such as an agricultural product; moving the continuous stream of material along an elongated path; compressing the continuous stream of material to reduce the cross-sectional area thereof until a predetermined cross-sectional dimension is achieved; drawing the compressed continuous stream of material through a rod-forming arrangement, the rod-forming arrangement having a non-contact displacement transducer associated therewith; folding at least one web longitudinally around the compressed continuous stream of material to form a continuous rod of material; and detecting variations in rod density within the rod-forming arrangement from a signal obtained from the non-contact displacement transducer.

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ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC6601 WEST BROAD STREET RICHMOND VA 23230

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Altoveros, Rosana C Richmond, US 6 1
Williams, Dwight David Powhatan, US 12 0

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