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Application US20190320707


Published 2019-10-24

Cone Filling Apparatus And Related Methods

A cone filling apparatus for production of smoking articles includes: (a) a cone pallet including a plurality of cavities, each cavity for holding a respective cone; (b) a delivery chute having a load end for receiving a smokeable product from a source and an unload end downstream of the load end for unloading the smokeable product from the chute; and (c) a dosing tray disposed above the pallet. The dosing tray includes a plurality of transfer sleeves. Each sleeve has an upper sleeve end for receiving smokeable product unloaded from the unload end of the chute, and a lower sleeve end for dispensing the smokeable product into a cone held in a respective cavity aligned beneath the lower sleeve end.


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2 Independent Claims

  • Independent Claim 1. A cone filling apparatus for production of smoking articles, comprising: a. a cone pallet including a plurality of cavities, each cavity for holding a respective coneb. a delivery chute having a load end for receiving a smokeable product from a source and an unload end downstream of the load end for unloading the smokeable product from the chuteand c. a dosing tray disposed above the pallet, the dosing tray comprising a plurality of transfer sleeves, each sleeve having an upper sleeve end for receiving smokeable product unloaded from the unload end of the chute, and a lower sleeve end for dispensing the smokeable product into a cone held in a respective cavity aligned beneath the lower sleeve end.

  • Independent Claim 20. A method of production of smoking articles, comprising: a. positioning a plurality of cones in respective cavities of a cone palletb. positioning the cone pallet under a dosing trayc. conveying a smokeable product along a chute toward an unload end of the chute, the unload end positioned above the dosing trayand d. unloading the smokeable product from the unload end of the chute and into the cones through a plurality of transfer sleeves of the dosing tray.