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E Michael Ackley: Ink-jet system for marking pellet-shaped articles. Weiser & Stapler, March 6, 1990: US04905589 (44 worldwide citation)

A pellet marking device which does not rely upon contact between the marking device and the pellets to be marked in the course of its operation makes use of a system for carrying the pellet-shaped articles to be imprinted, and an ink-jet system for applying the indicia to the articles as the article ...


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Ronald L Ream, Christine L Corriveau, S Kristine Cahill, Donald C Hassler, Jeffery C Mormann, Nicholas Partipilo, Rocco A Pawlowski, Ralph R Burin, E Michael Ackley Jr, Samuel J Louden: Method for producing printed confectionery products. Wm Wrigley Jr Company, Steven P Shurtz, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, July 31, 2001: US06267997 (38 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for printing indicia on confectionery products such as chewing gum. A mass of confectionery product is formed into a thin, flat sheet. The sheet may be divided into individual sheets for cooling. Next, the sheet or sheets of confectionery are passed through the pr ...


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E Michael Ackley: Apparatus for orienting and printing capsules. Weiser & Stapler, December 30, 1986: US04632028 (36 worldwide citation)

A carrier for aligning a plurality of generally cylindrical articles for presentation to a printing apparatus incorporates at least one pocket having a pair of recesses formed at an angle to one another, a first of the recesses being oriented so as to receive an article from an article rectification ...


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E Michael Ackley: Apparatus for conveying and marking pellet-shaped articles. Weiser & Stapler, June 16, 1987: US04672892 (35 worldwide citation)

An article marking apparatus which generally includes a transfer drum for receiving a series of articles from a feed hopper, for transfer to a conveyor system, and a pair of printing heads associated with the article marking apparatus at different locations along the path through which the articles ...


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E Michael Ackley: Carrier bar having contoured pockets and/or scalloped edges for conveying pellet shaped articles. Oliff & Berridge, November 17, 1998: US05836243 (32 worldwide citation)

A conveyor system for conveying pellet shaped articles includes an endless conveyor made up of a plurality of carrier bars each having a surface defining a plurality of pockets. The pockets of one of the carrier bars may be staggered with respect to the adjacent pockets of an adjacent carrier bar, o ...


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E Michael Ackley: Method and apparatus for transporting and processing a plurality of articles, and shaped article having serially registered component images. Ackley Machine Corporation, Oliff & Berridge, November 13, 2001: US06314876 (30 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for transporting and processing a plurality of articles includes a transport loop including a plurality of carrier bars and a plurality of pockets formed between adjacent ones of the carrier bars. The articles are laterally, longitudinally and rotationally positioned within the pockets ...


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E Michael Ackley: Apparatus and method for marking pellet-shaped articles. Weiser & Associates, July 18, 1995: US05433146 (28 worldwide citation)

A pellet marking device which includes a ramp-type carrier system for receiving pellet-shaped articles to be imprinted from a feed hopper of improved efficiency, and for conveying the received pellet-shaped articles to a printing device which is combined with the carrier system and which is appropri ...


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E Michael Ackley: Method for maximizing loading efficiency of pellet shaped articles. Oliff & Berridge, June 23, 1998: US05768996 (27 worldwide citation)

A pellet marking device which includes a ramp-type carrier system for receiving pellet-shaped articles to be imprinted from a feed hopper of improved efficiency, and for conveying the received pellet-shaped articles to a printing device which is combined with the carrier system and which is appropri ...


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E Michael Ackley Jr, Daniel J Palmer: Printing/inspection unit, method and apparatus for printing and/or inspecting and accepting/removing specified pellet-shaped articles from a conveyer mechanism. Ackley Machine Corporation, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, September 5, 2006: US07102741 (25 worldwide citation)

A pellet-shaped article inspection unit is structured for use with a conveyer mechanism having a plurality of carrier bars, each carrier bar being structured to convey a plurality of pellet-shaped articles along a predetermined path. The article inspection unit includes a first camera unit positione ...


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E Michael Ackley: Method and apparatus for marking pellet shaped articles. Oliff & Berridge, August 12, 1997: US05655453 (25 worldwide citation)

A pellet marking device which includes a ramp-type carrier system for receiving pellet-shaped articles to be imprinted from a feed hopper of improved efficiency, and for conveying the received pellet-shaped articles to a printing device which is combined with the carrier system and which is appropri ...