|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||53/510 ; 53/511 ; 53/432 ; 141/063 ; 141/064|
|발명자 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 14 인용 특허 : 40|
A controlled environment sealing system and method of operating the same. The controlled environment sealing system having a transport system for transporting containers between processors, a lid placement processor positioning lids on the containers, a controlled environment processor providing the containers with a controlled environment and pre-sealing the lids to the containers, and a permanent sealing processor permanently sealing the lids to the containers in a contaminating environment.
[ We claim:] [1.] A container sealing system comprising:a pre-purging rail including a longitudinally oriented plenum extending over a conveyer, and a longitudinally oriented manifold formed in a bottom portion of the plenum for providing a laminarized flow of inert gas into openings of containers being transported along the conveyer, the manifold having a width less than a width of the container openings;a filling station having a hopper, and a filler, said hopper including a top, bottom and side portion including a plurality of gassing elements extendi...