Method for thermally monitoring process for forming plastic blow-molded containers

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9778031
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14824904

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The present invention provides a method of measuring the placement of material forming a blow-molded plastic container after the container is released from a mold of a blow molder having a plurality of molds, wherein each plastic container comprises a continuous sidewall and a base, the method comprising the steps of: detecting with an infrared camera infrared light emitted from the container after the container is released from a mold; converting the detected infrared light into corresponding electrical signals; transmitting the electrical signals to a microprocessor; comparing in the microprocessor the electrical signals with stored data regarding desired material distribution forming the plastic container; and producing output information regarding the placement of material forming the container.

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GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY L P700 INDIAN SPRINGS DRIVE LANCASTER PA 17601

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O'Connell, Patrick M Hershey, US 5 14
Pennington, Garrett R Manheim, US 7 13
Varone, Russell Red Lion, US 13 23

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