US 9,809,399 B1
Air-driven container twisting system
Cary Lindauer, Appleton, WI (US); David M. Walters, Oshkosh, WI (US); and Michael S. Clark, Appleton, WI (US)
Assigned to Arrowhead Systems, Inc., Oshkosh, WI (US)
Filed by Arrowhead Systems, Inc., Oshkosh, WI (US)
Filed on Jun. 15, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/183,307.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/180,323, filed on Jun. 16, 2015.
Int. Cl. B65G 47/24 (2006.01); B65G 51/02 (2006.01)
CPC B65G 51/02 (2013.01) [B65G 2201/0235 (2013.01); B65G 2201/0244 (2013.01); B65G 2201/0252 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An air-driven article twisting system, comprising:
an inlet end configured to receive articles into the air-driven article twisting system;
an outlet end configured to deliver the articles out of the air-driven article twisting system;
an airflow chamber housing arranged between the inlet and outlet ends;
an airflow chamber arranged within the airflow chamber housing and configured to direct an airflow within the airflow chamber housing in an airflow direction from the inlet end to the outlet end of the air-driven article twisting system; and
an article twist track that extends through the airflow chamber and is configured to direct the articles through the airflow chamber as driven by the airflow along a travel path that extends longitudinally and helically through the airflow chamber.