High speed object inserter and related methods

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9232820
APP PUB NO 20120245006A1
SERIAL NO

13071945

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An apparatus for inserting one or more objects into a filter component of a tobacco rod includes a storage apparatus that stores a plurality of the objects, each object having a predetermined volume; an inserter wheel that receives the objects stored in the storage apparatus, and inserts the objects into a band of filter material, the inserter wheel having an outer periphery with a plurality of pockets defined in the outer periphery and distributed about the outer periphery. Each pocket has a shape configured to support one of the objects with between about one quarter and about one half of the volume of the object received in the pocket. The remainder of the volume of the object protrudes from the pocket above the outer periphery of the inserter wheel. A method of inserting one or more objects into a filter component of a tobacco rod is also described.

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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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