US 10,889,391 B2
Zipper closer
Emmanuel K. Christophel, Punta Gorda, FL (US)
Assigned to Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC, Sarasota, FL (US)
Filed by Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC, Sarasota, FL (US)
Filed on Jul. 21, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/656,753.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/365,054, filed on Jul. 21, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2018/0022484 A1, Jan. 25, 2018
Int. Cl. B65B 7/02 (2006.01); B65B 43/50 (2006.01); B65B 43/46 (2006.01); B65B 51/04 (2006.01)
CPC B65B 7/02 (2013.01) [B65B 43/465 (2013.01); B65B 43/50 (2013.01); B65B 51/046 (2013.01)] 7 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A device for closing a zipper of a flexible pouch which is supported between a pair of grippers of a turret rotating about an axis of rotation, the device comprising:
a support module mounted in a spaced apart, and fixed position with respect to the turret; and
an arm having a top end and a lower end; the top end pivotally mounted to the support module, to pivot about a horizontal axis;
a pair of rollers mounted to the lower end of the arm, each of the pair of rollers having an axis of rotation which is orthogonal to the horizontal axis wherein the lower end of the arm and the pair of rollers oscillate together inwardly and outwardly with respect to the axis of rotation of the turret as a top of the pouch passes between the rollers.