HIGH SPEED OBJECT INSERTER AND RELATED METHODS

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20130102445A1
SERIAL NO

13709902

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An apparatus for inserting one or more objects into a filter component of a tobacco rod. The apparatus includes: a storage apparatus that stores a plurality of the objects; an inserter wheel that inserts the objects into a band of filter material; and an acceleration chamber that transfers the objects from the storage apparatus to the inserter wheel. The acceleration chamber includes: a vortex chamber defining a periphery and an opening in the periphery; a source of air that accelerates the objects around the periphery of the vortex chamber; and a metering drum that rotates around the vortex chamber, the metering drum having metering holes movable into alignment with the opening in the periphery of the vortex chamber. The metering holes receive the objects through the opening in the periphery of the vortex chamber, and transfer the objects to the inserter wheel.

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HAUNI MASCHINENBAU GMBH21033 HAMBURG

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Amiss, Robert Lanexa, US 5 20
Henley, Shawn Mechanicsville, US 4 18
Hoffmann, Wilfried Locust Hill, US 8 38

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