07513091 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 18 patents.

An automated process and apparatus for making a gastro-retentive device (10). The method includes the steps of providing a pouch assembly having an ingredient section within a membrane; folding the membrane to form a folded pouch assembly; inserting the folded pouch assembly into a first capsule section (20a) to form a pouch/first capsule assembly, and inserting the pouch/first capsule assembly into a second capsule section (20b). The process can further include the steps of providing a strip (32) of multiple pouch assemblies (18) and cutting a single pouch assembly from the strip (32). Also provided is an apparatus (38) for carrying out the above method which includes a tooling block (44) having a passageway (62) configured for slidable movement of the pouch assembly (18) therein, and a tooling pocket (60) extending from a top surface of the tooling block to the passageway and which receives the pouch assembly. A ram (86) is provided for pushing the pouch assembly through the tooling pocket into the passageway, wherein the pouch assembly is folded and encapsulated.

Process and machine for automated manufacture of gastro-retentive devices
Application Number
Publication Number
7513091 (B2)
Application Date
July 30, 2004
Publication Date
April 7, 2009
Jagathesan Moodley
Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec PA
Merrion Research III
B65B 7/28
B65B 63/04
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