US Patent No: 6,619,016

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Method for filling and capping containers such as screw top bottles and the screw top closures therefor

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This invention relates to a method for filling and capping containers, preferably screw top bottles, that are closed with a cap-like closing element preferably a screw cap. The invention achieves a more secure closure and a more hygienic mouth area. The method includes the following steps a) after the filling has been completed, the liquid in the bottles is allowed to foam, with minimized overflow of the foaming liquid, b) a first cap part is applied to the mouth of the bottle to stop the foam, thus forming a sealing fit on the mouth of the bottle, c) when the mouth of the bottle has been sealed by the first cap part, any traces of liquid and/or foam that may remain on the mouth of the bottle are sprayed, off, and d) the actual main cap is applied to the mouth of the bottle, without introducing any additional oxygen into the mouth of the bottle.

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  • KHS GMBH

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Schaper, Markus Dortmund, DE 1 2
Sindermann, Siegmar Kamen, DE 18 161

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
* 4,545,496 Plastic closure with mechanical pilfer band 23 1983
* 4,693,054 Process for filling beer into containers 12 1984
* 4,602,473 Method and apparatus for replacing air within a container head space 29 1985
* 4,827,988 Foaming apparatus for driving out residual air from containers filled with a foamable liquid 4 1987
* 4,840,014 Process for producing bottled beverages 7 1988
* 5,197,621 Screw cap made of plastics material 29 1990
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
* 6,910,317 System for sealing ampoules with a sample housed therein, in dry fashion 1 2003
* 2011/0056,152 BASEMENT SUMP SYSTEM AND METHOD 0 2010
* 8,931,243 Hot-fill method 0 2011
* 2011/0283,665 Closure 0 2011
* Cited By Examiner