04703765 is referenced by 54 patents and cites 7 patents.

A machine for forming, continuously, distinct portions of smokeless tobacco in a pouch or pocket form, and continuously forming a chain of individual pouches containing the distinct portions of smokeless tobacco, cutting each pouch from a string of pouches, counting out a pre-set number of pouches for filling a container with the pre-set number of pouches with a set moisture content; further indexing each container relative to its production cycle, including means for rejecting improperly filled containers based on improperly filled individual or a plurality of pouches, closing each container with a lid, and pneumatic and other control means for controlling the production cycle of the machine.

Title
Precise portion packaging machine
Application Number
6/530865
Publication Number
4703765
Application Date
September 9, 1983
Publication Date
November 3, 1987
Inventor
Frank S Nastro
Pawling
NY, US
Eugene H Paules
Huntington
CT, US
Agent
Fred A Keire
Assignee
United States Tobacco Company
CT, US
IPC
A24B 13/00
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