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COOPERATIVE PATENT CLASSIFICATION
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CLEANING, FILLING WITH LIQUIDS OR SEMILIQUIDS, OR EMPTYING, OF BOTTLES, JARS, CANS, CASKS, BARRELS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; FUNNELS
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Bottling liquids or semiliquids; Filling jars or cans with liquids or semiliquids using bottling or like apparatus; Filling casks or barrels with liquids or semiliquids (filling containers with liquids or semiliquids using apparatus other than bottling or like apparatus B65B 3/00)
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Cleaning of filling devices
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using cups or dummies to be placed under the filling heads
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permanently attached to the filling machine and movable between a rest and a working position
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Cleaning outside parts of filling devices
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Applications of control, warning or safety devices in filling machinery (flow-control B67C 3/28)
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Bottling or like apparatus specially adapted to be transported, e.g. positioned on a truck or in a container
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Bottling liquids or semiliquids; Filling jars or cans with liquids or semiliquids using bottling or like apparatus
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Filling multiple liquids in a container (B67C 3/208 takes precedence)
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Filling the liquids simultaneously
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without applying pressure
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Apparatus specially adapted for filling bottles with hot liquids
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using counterpressure, i.e. filling while the container is under pressure
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Filling siphons, e.g. carbonating beverages during filling (siphons B67D 1/0456)
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and subsequently lowering the counterpressure
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preliminary filling with inert gases, e.g. carbon dioxide
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Pressure-control devices
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specially adapted for filling with hot liquids
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using suction
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using siphoning arrangements
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with provision for metering the liquids to be introduced, e.g. when adding syrups (measuring volume, or volume flow, in general G01F)
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by weighing
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using dosing chambers
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using arrangements of cylinders and pistons (B67C 3/208 takes precedence)
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specially adapted for adding small amounts of additional liquids, e.g. syrup
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Details
B67C 2003/221
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Automatic exchange of components
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Head-space air removing devices, e.g. by inducing foam
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by squeezing the container elastically
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Means for filling simultaneously, e.g. in a rotary filling apparatus or multiple rows of containers
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B67C 2003/226
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Additional process steps or apparatuses related to filling with hot liquids, e.g. after-treatment
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B67C 2003/227
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Additional apparatus related to blow-moulding of the containers, e.g. a complete production line forming filled containers from preforms
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B67C 2003/228
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Aseptic features
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Devices for supporting or handling bottles (transport or storing devices in general B65G)
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engaging with bottle necks (B67C 3/26 takes precedence)
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Bottle lifting devices actuated by jacks, e.g. hydraulic, pneumatic (B67C 3/242 takes precedence)
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Bottle lifting devices actuated by cams (B67C 3/242 takes precedence)
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Bottle lifting devices actuated by threads B67C 3/242 takes precedence
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Filling-heads; Means for engaging filling-heads with bottle necks
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B67C 2003/2602
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Details of vent-tubes
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B67C 2003/2605
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Piston-like check valves
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comprising anti-dripping means
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to prevent dripping from sources other than the filling product, e.g. deflectors for vapours condensed on the outer surface of the filling device
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specially adapted for counter-pressure filling
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the liquid valve being opened by mechanical or electrical actuation
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and the filling operation stopping when the liquid rises to a level at which it closes a vent opening
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and the filling operation stopping when probes, e.g. electrical or optical probes, sense the wanted liquid level (level control in general G01F)
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the liquid valve being opened automatically when a given counter-pressure is obtained in the container to be filled
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and the filling operation stopping when the liquid rises to a level at which it closes a vent opening
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and the filling operation stopping when probes, e.g. electrical or optical probes, sense the wanted liquid level (level control in general G01F)
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specially adapted for vacuum or suction filling
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comprising a liquid valve opened by relative movement between the container and the filling head
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and the filling operation being carried out manually
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specially adapted for sterilising prior to filling
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B67C 2003/2645
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Means to avoid overfilling by preventing gas returning from the container into the filling tank via the liquid valve, e.g. mesh screens
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B67C 2003/2648
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Inflatable gaskets for sealingly engaging bottle necks or bodies
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B67C 2003/2651
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The liquid valve being carried by the vent tube
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B67C 2003/2654
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specially adapted for bottom filling, e.g. the liquid valve being located at the lowest part of the vent tube
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B67C 2003/2657
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specially adapted for filling cans
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B67C 2003/266
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Means for centering the container with the filling head
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B67C 2003/2662
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with means for detecting the presence of a container
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B67C 2003/2665
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Means for locking the filling head in a given position once engaged by a container
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B67C 2003/2668
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Means for adapting the filling head to various sizes of containers
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B67C 2003/2671
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Means for preventing foaming of the liquid
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B67C 2003/2674
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by creating a conical shaped flow directed to the container wall at the container neck height
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B67C 2003/2677
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by means of a deflector
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B67C 2003/268
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by means of a flow channel integral with the filling nozzle
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B67C 2003/2682
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by creating a conical shaped flow directed to the container wall just above the container bottom
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B67C 2003/2685
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Details of probes
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B67C 2003/2688
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Means for filling containers in defined atmospheric conditions
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B67C 2003/2691
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by enclosing one container in a chamber
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B67C 2003/2694
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by enclosing a set of containers in a chamber
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B67C 2003/2697
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by enclosing the container partly in a chamber
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Flow-control devices, e.g. using valves (
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B67C 3/2617, B67C 3/2625, B67C 3/2637 take precedence
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; valves in general F16K)
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Profiled valve bodies for smoothing the flow at the outlet of the filling nozzle
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B67C 3/282
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related to filling level control (B67C 3/2617, B67C 3/2625 take precedence)
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using pressure sensing means
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using non-liquid contact sensing means (B67C 3/283 takes precedence)
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using liquid contact sensing means (B67C 3/283 takes precedence)
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related to flow rate control, i.e. controlling slow and fast filling phases
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related to flow control using predetermined or real-time calculated parameters
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using master-slave controls
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Filling of barrels or casks
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using counterpressure, i.e. filling while the container is under pressure
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Devices for engaging filling-heads with filling-apertures
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Concurrent cleaning, filling, and closing of bottles; Processes or devices for at least two of these operations
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Conveying; Synchronising
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Synchronising
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General lay-out of bottle-handling machines
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the containers travelling along a linear path
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the operation being performed batch-wise
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the containers travelling along a circular path
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Infeed and outfeed devices
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using grippers (for supporting bottle necks during filling B67C 3/242)
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B67C 2007/006
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Devices particularly adapted for container filling
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B67C 2007/0066
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Devices particularly adapted for container closing
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Sterilising, aseptic filling and closing (B67C 3/2642 takes precedence)
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comprising a cleaning step between two closing steps
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Sterilisation being restricted to the area of application of the closure
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Lever action devices operated by hand or foot
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Devices for emptying bottles, not otherwise provided for
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during preparation of alcoholic beverages except beer C12G 1/00
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Funnels, e.g. for liquids (filter funnels B01D 23/28; volume flow-meters G01F)
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without discharge valves
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B67C 2011/022
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for draining oil from engines
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B67C 2011/025
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with integral tool for opening the draining plug
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B67C 2011/027
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for filling oil into engines
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with non-automatic discharge valves
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with automatic discharge valves
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for preventing spilling or dripping
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for preventing overflow of the filled container
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B67C 2011/20
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comprising closures, e.g. stoppers, caps or lids
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B67C 2011/30
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comprising venting means
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B67C 2011/40
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comprising level indicating means
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