US Pat. No. 9,278,476

BLOW MOLDING DEVICE AND BLOW MOLDING METHOD

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A blow molding device comprising:
a heating section that continuously transfers and heats a plurality of preforms that respectively include a neck along a heating
transfer path while supporting the plurality of preforms using a plurality of transfer members in an inverted state in which
the neck is positioned on a lower side;

a blow molding section that simultaneously blow-molds N, where N is an integer equal to or larger than two, preforms that
have been heated by the heating section in an upright state in which the neck is positioned on an upper side to form N containers;
and

an intermittent transfer section that intermittently transfers the N preforms from the heating section to the blow molding
section,

wherein the intermittent transfer section includes:
a pitch conversion section that converts an arrangement pitch of the N preforms from a first pitch P1 in the heating section to a second pitch P2 in the blow molding section, where second pitch P2 is greater than first pitch P1; and

an inversion section that includes N inversion arms that respectively invert the N preforms from the inverted state to the
upright state.

US Pat. No. 9,358,739

METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF HEAT-RESISTANT CONTAINER

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A method for production of a heat-resistant container, comprising:
forming a raised bottom portion, which is displaced inwardly a predetermined amount and which is smaller in wall thickness
than a surrounding section, in a bottom section of a molded product; and

performing blow molding to form a folded-back portion and a surrounding wall portion which surround the raised bottom portion,
wherein when the blow molding is performed, a site of the bottom section is pressed from outside, whereby the folded-back
portion and the surrounding wall portion are formed, with the surrounding wall portion being inhibited from thinning, so that
the raised bottom portion will be further displaced inwardly beyond the predetermined amount in response to reduction of internal
pressure.

US Pat. No. 9,149,971

MOLDED PRODUCT DELIVERY APPARATUS AND BLOW MOLDING MACHINE

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A molded product delivery apparatus comprising:
a first transfer member that transfers a molded product for use in blow molding; and
a second transfer member that transfers the molded product,
wherein the first transfer member includes first paired chucks which are openable and closable and which hold a portion of
an outer wall of the neck portion of the molded product,

wherein the second transfer member includes second paired chucks which are openable and closable and which hold another portion
of the outer wall of the neck portion of the molded product, and

wherein, from a state where the molded product is held by both of the first paired chucks and the second paired chucks simultaneously,
by opening one of the first paired chucks and the second paired chucks without interfering with the other, the molded product
is delivered between the first paired chucks and the second paired chucks,

wherein the first paired chucks respectively include a first holding piece contactable with the portion of the outer wall
of the neck portion, and

wherein the second paired chucks respectively include a slit allowing a relative movement of the first holding piece, and
a second holding piece provided on both sides of the slit and contactable with the other portion of the outer wall of the
neck portion.

US Pat. No. 9,393,728

TEMPERATURE CONTROL APPARATUS FOR PREFORM, TEMPERATURE CONTROL METHOD FOR PREFORM, RESIN CONTAINER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING RESIN CONTAINER

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A temperature control method for a preform, designed to obtain a resin container having a thick-walled bottom and a thin-walled
uniform-thickness trunk adjacent to each other, comprising:
forming a bottomed preform by injection molding, the bottomed preform having a bottom and a peripheral portion continuous
with the bottom, and having a wall thickness of the bottom increased relative to the peripheral portion;

bringing an outer circumferential surface of the bottom of the bottomed preform and a part of the peripheral portion continuous
with the bottom into intimate contact with a temperature control pot, while holding the outer circumferential surface by the
temperature control pot, for temperature control; and

relatively heating a site of the peripheral portion, excluding the part of the peripheral portion continuous with the bottom
of the bottomed preform, to a predetermined temperature,

wherein in the step of contacting the temperature control core and the bottom of the preform and the lower side of the trunk
continuous with the bottom, the bottom of the preform and the lower side of the trunk continuous with the bottom are mechanically
pressed between the inner wall surface of the cooling pot and the temperature control core to deform the bottom to a thinner
thickness and to a shape closer to corresponding to a shape of the bottom of a final container, and

wherein the temperature control core has a cooling core portion at its lower end having a quadrilateral shape for contacting
portions of the preform which will become corners of a resulting quadrilateral shaped container, and there is a step of contacting
the bottom of the preform with the quadrilateral shape of the temperature control core to form the bottom.

US Pat. No. 9,511,532

BLOW-MOLDING METHOD FOR CONTAINER WITH HANDLE AND BLOW-MOLDING EQUIPMENT

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A blow molding method for blow-molding a container with a handle that includes disposing a preform and the handle between
a pair of blow cavity molds, and blow-molding the preform into the container to integrate the handle with the container, the
blow molding method comprising:
heating the preform in a state in which the preform is held by a heating transfer jig; and
supplying the handle to the heating transfer jig in an empty state after completion of the heating so that the handle is held
by the heating transfer jig, the heating transfer jig holding the handle being situated between two heating transfer jigs
that respectively hold two preforms that are adjacent to each other in a transfer direction.

US Pat. No. 10,046,881

RESIN CONTAINER AND BAG-IN-BOX

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A resin container capable of storing a predetermined amount of fluid and having flexibility, the resin container comprising:a first surface part formed with an inlet/outlet part for the fluid;
a second surface part connected to the first surface part and forming a peripheral surface extending in a circumferential direction of the container; and
a third surface part arranged at an opposite side of the container from the first surface part and connected to the second surface part,
wherein the first surface part is formed with a first recess recessed from the first surface part toward a third surface part side, and
wherein the second surface part is formed with a second recess recessed toward the center of the container and extending from the first surface part to the third surface part,
wherein the second recess has a recessed circular arc shape,
wherein the second recess is formed in the same position as the first recess with respect to the circumferential direction of the resin container and the second recess is contiguous with the first recess,
wherein a bottom surface of the first recess is substantially perpendicular to the second surface part,
wherein a plurality of groove parts are formed in a circumferential direction of the resin container on the second surface part, and
wherein the plurality of groove parts are continuously formed in the circumferential direction around an entire circumference of the resin container and are formed along a recessed surface of the second recess.

US Pat. No. 10,035,664

TRANSPORT APPARATUS

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A transport apparatus for transporting preforms to be blow-molded, comprising:transport device which is equipped with transport members for holding the preforms to be rotatable in a horizontal direction and transports the transport members along a transport line; and
positioning devices configured to align the preforms in a predetermined direction,
wherein the transport members include regulation members for regulating a rotation of the preforms aligned, in the predetermined direction by the positioning devices.

US Pat. No. 9,393,731

BLOW MOLD UNIT AND BLOW MOLDING MACHINE USING SAME

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A blow mold unit comprising:
a blow mold including first and second blow cavity split molds to be clamped by bringing parting surfaces thereof into contact
with each other, and a plurality of raised bottom molds that define a plurality of raised bottom shapes for a plurality of
cavities defined by the first and second blow cavity split molds;

first and second pressure receiving plates that receive mold clamping pressure by bringing parting surfaces thereof into contact
with each other;

a first fixing plate to which the first blow cavity split mold and the first pressure receiving plate are fixed;
a second fixing plate to which the second blow cavity split mold and the second pressure receiving plate are fixed;
a third fixing plate interposed between the first and second fixing plates and to which the plurality of raised bottom molds
are fixed at a first surface thereof;

at least one shaft portion extending vertically from a second surface of the third fixing plate opposed to the first surface;
an elevation guide block fixed to one of the first and second fixing plates and elevation guiding the shaft portion; and
at least two elevated members extending vertically from the second surface of the third fixing plate without penetrating through
the elevation guide block.

US Pat. No. 9,333,697

PREFORM SUPPLYING APPARATUS

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A preform supplying apparatus comprising:
an alignment guidance chute having a guide member that slides a plurality of preforms under their own weight by inclination
and guides the preforms to a preform alignment conveyance unit; and

the preform alignment conveyance unit that conveys the preforms guided from the alignment guidance chute in an aligned state,
wherein a groove part along an inclination direction is formed to the guide member and an inner wall surface of the groove
part has a shape which causes the preforms sliding down inside the groove part to be aligned in a line,

wherein a fall chute, through which a preform conveyed from a container that stores a plurality of preforms falls and passes,
is installed at an upper side of an upstream side end of the alignment guidance chute, and

wherein the fall chute has a pin that collides with the preform falling from an upper side.

US Pat. No. 9,327,860

PREFORM FOR LARGE CONTAINER, LARGE CONTAINER, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LARGE CONTAINER

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A large container produced using a preform for the large container, wherein the preform is made of a polyethylene terephthalate
resin and which is formed by stretch blow molding, and
wherein the preform is formed by injection molding to have a wall thickness of 6 mm to 9 mm and to have a longitudinal axis
length longer than that of the large container which is a final molded product, and wherein

the large container has an open neck portion, a tubular trunk portion, a bottom portion sealing an end of the trunk portion,
and a shoulder portion connecting the neck portion and the trunk portion, and

a wall thickness of the shoulder portion is greater than a wall thickness of the trunk portion.

US Pat. No. 9,370,893

BLOW MOLD UNIT AND BLOW MOLDING DEVICE

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A blow mold unit, comprising:
a blow mold including a pair of split molds openably and closably supported in a horizontal plane on a machine base;
guided members provided in the split molds at sites along an opening/closing direction of the split molds the pair of split
molds; and

guide members which are provided on the machine base and which the guided members contact so as to roll relatively in accordance
with opening and closing of the pair of split molds,

wherein the guided members are each a rotating member rotating about an axis which is perpendicular to the opening/closing
direction of the split molds, and which extends parallel to the horizontal plane in the opening/closing direction of the split
molds,

the guide members each have a rolling contact surface for regulating movement of the split molds in a direction crossing the
opening/closing direction of the split molds upon rolling of the rotating member, and

the rolling contact surface has an inclined plane, which is provided at a site where the rotating member starts to contact
the guide member when the split molds are clamped and which inclines gradually downwards toward a mold clamping direction,
and a holding surface which is a horizontal surface supporting the rotating member when the split molds are closed.

US Pat. No. 9,238,341

PREFORM NECK CRYSTALLIZATION METHOD

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A preform neck crystallization method that crystallizes a neck of a preform that includes the neck, a body, and a bottom,
the method comprising:
inserting a core into the neck;
heating the neck using a heater group disposed along a transfer direction while rotating the preform on its axis, and transferring
the preform along the transfer direction in a state in which the core is inserted into the neck; and

cooling the neck of the preform in a state in which the core is inserted into the neck,
the heating of the neck including:
a first step that drives first heaters within the heater group at a first power to heat the neck to a temperature lower than
a crystallization temperature zone, the first heaters being positioned on an upstream side in the transfer direction; and

a second step that drives second heaters within the heater group at a second power that is lower than the first power until
a temperature of the neck reaches a crystallization temperature zone, the second heaters being positioned on a downstream
side of the first heaters.

US Pat. No. 9,108,344

MOLDED ARTICLE TRANSFERRING DEVICE AND BLOW MOLDING DEVICE

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A molded article transferring device comprising:
a transfer path that transfers a plurality of molded articles; and
a heating section that is provided along the transfer path,
wherein the transfer path includes a plurality of sprockets, a plurality of transfer members that respectively hold one molded
article, two transfer members among the plurality of transfer members that are adjacent to each other in a transfer direction
coming in contact with each other, and a guide rail that guides the plurality of transfer members along the transfer direction
to engage the plurality of sprockets,

wherein each of the plurality of transfer members includes a chain, at least one transfer member among the plurality of transfer
members is driven to move along the transfer direction by causing the chain provided on the at least one transfer member to
engage with at least one sprocket among the plurality of sprockets, and

wherein the at least one transfer member presses other transfer members positioned on an upstream side of the transfer path.

US Pat. No. 9,802,729

BLOW MOLDING METHOD, BLOW MOLD, AND BLOW-MOLDED CONTAINER

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A method including a blow molding method for two-step blow molding into a final molded article having a temporary part
that is cut off for obtaining an end product, the method comprising the steps of:
a primary blow molding step that blow-molds a preform into an intermediate molded article in a primary blow mold, the primary
blow mold including a primary temperature control section, and the intermediate molded article having the temporary part;

a shrinkage step that discharges blow air from the intermediate molded article to shrink the intermediate molded article in
the primary blow mold;

a secondary blow molding step that blow-molds the intermediate molded article into the final molded article in a secondary
blow mold, the secondary blow mold including a secondary temperature control section, and

cutting off the temporary part from the final molded article,
wherein the primary blow mold includes a first primary temperature control section, a second primary temperature control section
and a third primary temperature control section that are defined by dividing the primary temperature control section in a
vertical stretch direction,

wherein the primary blow molding step includes:
cooling a first intermediate molding region of the intermediate molded article that follows a neck thereof and corresponds
to the temporary part of the final molded article using the first primary temperature control section,

controlling a temperature of a second intermediate molding region that corresponds to a bottomed body of the end product to
a temperature higher than a temperature set for the first primary temperature control section using the second primary temperature
control section, and

controlling a temperature of a third intermediate molding region that corresponds to a neck of the end product and is situated
between the first intermediate molding region and the second intermediate molding region to a temperature between a temperature
set to the first primary temperature control section and a temperature set to the second primary temperature control section
using the third primary temperature control section, and

wherein the shrinkage step shrinks a second intermediate molding region of the intermediate molded article, the temperature
of the second intermediate molding region having been controlled by the second primary temperature control section.

US Pat. No. 9,580,252

TRANSPORT APPARATUS

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A transport apparatus for transporting a preform for blow molding, comprising:
a transporter having transport jigs, each of the transport jigs for holding one preform of a plurality of preforms in an inverted
state with a neck of each of the preforms facing downward, and which transporter continuously transports the preforms at a
transport speed along a transport line in a horizontal direction along with the transport jigs while rotating the transport
jigs and allowing each of the preforms to rotate about its own vertical axis with rotation of the transport jigs; and

an engaging device comprising an engager provided so as to be movable along the transport line in conformity with the transport
speed of each of the preforms by the transporter, and the engager provided so as to engage a convexity or a concavity provided
in an outer periphery of each of the preforms with the preforms moving to stop the rotation of each of the preforms about
the axis thereof, thereby setting an orientation of each of the preforms to a predetermined orientation,

wherein the transport line is provided with a curved transport portion which is curved with a predetermined radius, and
the engager is provided rotatably along the curved transport portion radially inwardly of the curved transport portion.

US Pat. No. 9,446,552

BLOW MOLDING MACHINE

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A blow molding machine, comprising:
a blow molding section for blow molding a plurality of containers within a blow cavity mold which has been mold clamped; and
an ejection section for holding the plurality of containers, while maintaining a blow molding pitch, and ejecting the plurality
of containers from the blow cavity mold, which has been mold opened, to an ejection position outside the blow cavity mold,

the blow molding machine further comprising a delivery unit for delivering the plurality of containers located at the ejection
position to a post-process subsequent to the blow molding machine,

wherein the delivery unit includes
a rail for holding, delivering and guiding the plurality of containers, and
an elevation block raised and lowered relative to the rail, and
the elevation block includes
a plurality of blades,
an endless member having the plurality of blades fixed thereto at the blow molding pitch, and
a drive portion for driving the endless member to run.

US Pat. No. 10,052,809

BLOW MOLDING MACHINE, MOLD COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD AND MOLD UNIT

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A blow molding machine to which a mold component can be mounted, the blow molding machine comprising:a support member that supports the mold component carried into or out from the blow molding machine; and
a moving mechanism that moves the support member to a projecting position at which the support member projects horizontally toward an outside of the blow molding machine and a storing position at which the support member is stored by the blow molding machine,
wherein the blow molding machine includes a first fixed fulcrum shaft,
wherein the support member includes a base end portion and a free end portion, the base end portion being rotatably supported by the first fixed fulcrum shaft, and the free end portion being provided with a first movable fulcrum shaft,
wherein the moving mechanism includes a plurality of links rotatably connected to each other, one of the plurality of links being rotatably supported by the first movable fulcrum shaft of the support member, and, when the support member is set at the projecting position, the plurality of links are maintained linearly by a first angle fixing tool, thereby enabling the plurality of links to serve as a leg portion that supports the free end portion of the support member,
wherein the blow molding machine includes a second fixed fulcrum shaft at a lower side of the first fixed fulcrum shaft,
wherein the support member includes a second movable fulcrum shaft between the base end portion and the free end portion, and
wherein the moving mechanism further includes a support reinforcing member which is rotatably connected to the second fixed fulcrum shaft and the second movable fulcrum shaft respectively, a length of the support reinforcing member being extended and shortened in accordance with the movement of the support member, and the length of the support reinforcing member in an extended state thereof, when the support member is set at the projecting position, being maintained by fluid pressure.

US Pat. No. 9,656,419

BLOW NOZZLE AND BLOW MOLDING MACHINE

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A blow nozzle that introduces blow air into a molded article in which a flange portion provided around an open neck portion
is supported by a blow cavity mold, the blow nozzle comprising:
a nozzle main body moved upwards and downwards; and
a cylindrical outer nozzle connected integrally to the nozzle main body and disposed around a circumference of the neck portion,
wherein the outer nozzle includes:
a first surface brought into press contact with the flange portion and continuing in a circumferential direction; and
a second surface disposed outwards in a radial direction than the first surface and being brought into contact with the blow
cavity mold, and

wherein, from when the nozzle main body is moved and the first surface is brought into contact with the flange portion to
when the second surface is brought into contact with the blow cavity mold and the movement of the nozzle main body is stopped,
the first surface of the outer nozzle is overdriven so that the flange portion is airtightly sealed by the first surface,
and

wherein the blow nozzle further comprises an air vent groove communicating from an inner edge of the second surface to an
outer edge of the second surface.

US Pat. No. 9,550,321

MOLDED PRODUCT DELIVERY APPARATUS AND BLOW MOLDING MACHINE

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A blow molding machine comprising an intermittent transfer mechanism, the intermittent transfer mechanism including:
a plurality of paired chucks which are openable and closable and which hold neck portions of a plurality of molded products
for use in blow molding, respectively;

first and second transfer members movable while respectively supporting the plurality of paired chucks to be openable and
closable in a direction perpendicular to an arrangement direction in which the plurality of molded products are arranged;

a first rail that guides the first transfer member along a transfer direction and a second rail that guides the second transfer
member along the transfer direction; and

first and second opening/closing drive parts that respectively drive the plurality of paired chucks to be opened and closed.

US Pat. No. 9,440,392

BLOW MOLD UNIT, BLOW MOLDING MACHINE AND BLOW MOLD UNIT FIXING METHOD

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A blow mold unit comprising:
first and second blow cavity split molds to be clamped together by bringing their parting faces into abutment with each other;
a plurality of bottom molds defining a plurality of bottom shapes for a plurality of cavities which are defined by the first
and second blow cavity split molds;

first pressure receiving plates respectively fixed to both side faces of the first blow cavity split mold, which are located
at both ends in a first direction along a direction in which the plurality of cavities are aligned;

second pressure receiving plates respectively fixed to both side faces of the second blow cavity split mold and brought into
abutment with the first pressure receiving plates when the first and second blow cavity split molds are clamped together;

a first fixing plate to which the first blow cavity split mold and the first pressure receiving plates are fixed;
a second fixing plate to which the second blow mold and the second pressure receiving plates are fixed;
a bottom mold fixing plate to which the plurality of bottom molds are fixed;
pressure receiving members respectively fixed to the first and second fixing plates and brought into engagement with the bottom
mold fixing plate when the first and second blow cavity split molds are clamped together to receive a blowing pressure exerted
on the bottom molds;

guide plates respectively fixed to the bottom mold fixing plate at both end portions in the first direction; and
guided members respectively supported by the first and second pressure receiving plates at both end portions in the first
direction and capable of being brought into abutment with the guide plates when the bottom molds are in a closed position,

wherein the bottom mold fixing plate includes,
a first connecting portion to be connected to a bottom mold opening/closing unit which is to be driven by a clamping mechanism
provided to a blow molding machine; and

a second connecting portion to be connected to a moving and biasing member which is provided to the blow molding machine and
moves and biases the bottom mold fixing plate, which is in the closed position, in a direction in which the bottom molds are
closed.

US Pat. No. 9,333,695

MOLDED ARTICLE TRANSFERRING DEVICE AND BLOW MOLDING DEVICE

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A preform transfer device that transfers a plurality of preforms that have been produced by injection molding performed
in an injection molding station to a subsequent station, the preform transfer device comprising:
a base board that is reciprocated between a receiving position at which the plurality of preforms are received, and a position
at which the plurality of preforms are transferred;

a stationary plate that is secured on the base board;
a movable plate that is movably provided to the base board, the movable plate being disposed adjacently to the stationary
plate in an identical horizontal plane so that a gap between the movable plate and the stationary plate can be changed;

a plurality of preform holders that are provided to the stationary plate and the movable plate, and respectively hold the
plurality of preforms; and

a gap change driving section that changes the gap so that a first gap when the plurality of preforms are received differs
from a second gap when the plurality of preforms are transferred.

US Pat. No. 10,086,552

BLOW MOLD UNIT, BLOW MOLDING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR REPLACING BLOW MOLD UNIT

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A blow mold unit to be connected to first and second mold clamping plates movable such that they are symmetrical to each other by a mold clamping/mold opening device of a blow molding machine and an elevation device of the blow molding machine, the blow mold unit comprising:a blow mold including first and second blow cavity split molds to be clamped by bringing mold parting surfaces thereof into contact with each other, and a plurality of raised bottom molds that define a plurality of raised bottom shapes for a plurality of cavities defined by the first and second blow cavity split molds;
first and second pressure receiving plates have plate parting surfaces and that receive mold clamping pressure by bringing the plate parting surfaces into contact with each other;
a first fixing plate to which the first blow cavity split mold and the first pressure receiving plate are fixed and to be connected to the first mold clamping plate;
a second fixing plate to which the second blow cavity split mold and the second pressure receiving plate are fixed and to be connected to the second mold clamping plate;
a third fixing plate interposed between the first and second fixing plates and to which the plurality of raised molds are fixed at a first surface thereof;
a pressure receiving rod extending down from a second surface of the third fixing plate opposed to the first surface; and
a placement portion fixed to at least one of the first and second fixing plates and placing the third fixing plate thereon when the first and second blow cavity split molds are closed,
wherein a first engaging portion of the pressure receiving rod is engageable in a vertical direction with a second engaging portion of an elevation rod of the elevation device, and wherein the third fixing plate is in direct contact with the placement portion and is supported on a top of the placement portion when the first and second blow cavity split molds are closed, and the third fixing plate is not in contact with the placement portion and is not supported by the placement portion when the first and second blow cavity split molds are opened.

US Pat. No. 9,884,445

PREFORM HEATING APPARATUS

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A preform heating apparatus for heating preforms transported on a transport line, wherein two of the transport lines are
arranged adjacently and in parallel,
the preform heating apparatus comprising:
cover members provided to close upper parts of the transport lines;
heating units provided within the cover members and each having heaters for heating the preforms; and
a first supply section for supplying cooling air for cooling the preforms into the cover members,
wherein the heating units are each provided within each of the cover members on a side between the transport lines, and
the first supply section introduces cooling air from air delivery spaces, which are provided between the transport lines,
through gaps between the heaters into the cover members to supply the cooling air toward the preforms.

US Pat. No. 9,796,535

PREFORM ALIGNMENT APPARATUS

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A rotating disk-type preform alignment apparatus including a disk, which is rotationally driven about a rotation axis tilted
from a vertical direction, and a partition wall erected outwardly of the disk, the apparatus being adapted to align preforms,
which have been supplied onto the disk, at a peripheral edge of the disk and discharge the aligned preforms from a discharge
section, the apparatus comprising:
pockets arranged side by side in a circumferential direction at the peripheral edge of the disk, each pocket having an opening
portion into which the preform is dropped, and each pocket having a holding portion provided on an inner peripheral surface
of the opening portion for holding the preform in an upright state; and

a gas jetting unit, provided outwardly of the disk between a region where the preforms are supplied onto the disk and the
discharge section, for jetting a gas from outside the pocket and from below the pocket,

wherein the inner peripheral surface of the opening portion of the pocket has a tapered shape imitating a trunk shape of the
preform; and

the pockets are each formed by an attaching/detaching member mounted detachably on an outer periphery of the disk, and the
partition wall.

US Pat. No. 9,475,243

LARGE RETURNABLE CONTAINER, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOLDING THE SAME, AND BLOW MOLD WITH SEPARATE HEATING ZONES

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A large returnable container molding apparatus comprising:
a heat treatment section that subjects a primary blow-molded article obtained by subjecting a preform having a thick wall
to primary blow molding to secondary blow molding with heating to obtain an intermediate molded article, the preform being
formed of a polyester resin and including a neck, the primary blow-molded article having been stretch-oriented and including
a shoulder and a body, and a strain that has occurred during the primary blow molding having been removed from the intermediate
molded article; and

a final blow molding section that subjects the intermediate molded article that has shrunk to final blow molding with heating
to obtain the large returnable container, a strain that has occurred during the final blow molding having been removed from
the large returnable container,

the heat treatment section including a heat treatment mold that includes a pair of split molds and a blow air-introducing
member that is disposed in the neck of the primary blow-molded article, and pressurizes the primary blow-molded article by
introducing high-pressure air into the primary blow-molded article,

each of the pair of split molds included in the heat treatment mold including a cavity surface, a parting surface that is
continuous with the cavity surface, and an insulation section that insulates and separates heating zones that respectively
correspond to the shoulder and the body of the intermediate molded article that has been subjected to the secondary blow molding,
and heating the shoulder of the intermediate molded article at a low temperature as compared with the body of the intermediate
molded article,

the cavity surface of the pair of split molds having a shape substantially identical with those of the shoulder and the body
of the primary blow-molded article, and coming in contact with each other when the pair of split molds is clamped,

the insulation section having a slit that becomes exposed on the cavity surface.

US Pat. No. 10,086,553

BLOW MOLD UNIT AND BLOW MOLDING DEVICE USING SAME

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A blow mold unit, comprising:a blow cavity mold including a pair of split molds to be mold-clamped upon contact of parting surfaces thereof with each other, and forming a molding space for molding a hollow container having a push-up bottom;
a bottom mold for forming a bottom surface of the molding space;
a fixing member having an upper surface side to which the bottom mold is fixed, and a lower surface side to which an elevation rod provided in a raising/lowering device is connected; and
a key member coupling the elevation rod and the fixing member together,
wherein an insertion hole for inserting the elevation rod is formed to open on the lower surface side of the fixing member, and a communication hole communicating with the insertion hole is formed to open at a side surface of the fixing member, and
the key member is inserted into the communication hole and engaged with a key groove provided at a distal end of the elevation rod, whereby the elevation rod and the fixing member are coupled together.

US Pat. No. 10,065,357

PREFORM HANDLING DEVICE, AND BLOW FORMING DEVICE

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A preform handling device to which a preform is consecutively supplied in line along a chute, the preform having a flange that protrudes outward at a position away from an open end face of a neck, and being supplied in an inverted state in which the open end face faces downward, the preform handling device comprising:a star wheel that is configured so that the preform is supplied to each of a plurality of depressions that are formed in an outer circumferential part of a wheel that is rotated, and pushes part of the preform that is situated above the flange to rotationally transfer the preform from an upstream region to a downstream region;
an end face guide member that is provided in the upstream region so as to be situated under the preform that is transferred along a transfer path, the end face guide member supporting and guiding the open end face of the preform that is pushed by the star wheel; and
a pair of flange guide members that are provided in the downstream region on either side of the transfer path along which the preform is transferred, the pair of flange guide members supporting and guiding a lower side of the flange of the preform that is pushed by the star wheel,
wherein a downstream-side end of the end face guide member and an upstream-side end of the pair of flange guide members overlap each other in a top plan view.

US Pat. No. 10,005,223

BLOW MOLD UNIT, BLOW MOLDING MACHINE AND BLOW MOLD UNIT FIXING METHOD

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A blow mold unit comprising:first and second blow cavity split molds to be clamped together by bringing their parting faces into abutment with each other;
a plurality of bottom molds defining a plurality of bottom shapes for a plurality of cavities which are defined by the first and second blow cavity split molds;
first pressure receiving plates respectively fixed to both side faces of the first blow cavity split mold, which are located at both ends in a first direction along a direction in which the plurality of cavities are aligned;
second pressure receiving plates respectively fixed to both side faces of the second blow cavity split mold and brought into abutment with the first pressure receiving plates when the first and second blow cavity split molds are clamped together;
a first fixing plate to which the first blow cavity split mold and the first pressure receiving plates are fixed;
a second fixing plate to which the second blow mold and the second pressure receiving plates are fixed;
a bottom mold fixing plate to which the plurality of bottom molds are fixed;
pressure receiving members respectively fixed to the first and second fixing plates and brought into engagement with the bottom mold fixing plate when the first and second blow cavity split molds are clamped together to receive a blowing pressure exerted on the bottom molds;
guide plates respectively fixed to the bottom mold fixing plate at both end portions in the first direction; and
guided members respectively supported by the first and second pressure receiving plates at both end portions in the first direction and capable of being brought into abutment with the guide plates when the bottom molds are in a closed position,
wherein a length of the guide plate in a second direction along a direction in which the first and second blow cavity split molds are opened and closed is formed in a length by which the guided members face the guide plates at least immediately before the pressure receiving members are brought into engagement with the bottom mold fixing plate.

US Pat. No. 10,183,435

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CONTAINER WITH HANDLE, APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING CONTAINER WITH HANDLE, AND CONTAINER WITH HANDLE

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A method for manufacturing a container with a handle, the method comprising:a primary blow molding step of blow-molding a preform made of a polyethylene terephthalate resin by using a primary blow mold to mold an intermediate molded body; and
a secondary blow molding step of assembling the handle to a container body, which is made of the intermediate molded body expanded inside a secondary blow mold, by arranging: (i) the intermediate molded body which has been taken out from the primary blow mold; and (ii) the handle which has been supplied from a handle supplying device and is a different member from the intermediate molded body; inside the secondary blow mold and blow-molding the intermediate molded body in a state where the handle is brought close to the intermediate molded body,
wherein, in the secondary blow molding step, a part of the handle is pushed on the intermediate molded body to be brought into contact with the intermediate molded body.

US Pat. No. 10,065,805

MOLDED ARTICLE SUPPLY APPARATUS

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A molded article supply apparatus provided in a transport device, the transport device having transport members on which molded articles having a wide mouth structure are held in an inverted state, with the mouths facing downward, and which are provided with rod members to be inserted into the molded articles; and a transport path on which the transport members are continuously transported,the molded article supply apparatus comprising:
a supply unit disposed above the transport path, for holding the molded wide mouth articles in an inverted state, with the mouths facing downward, at predetermined intervals and lowering the molded wide mouth articles, while transporting the molded articles in synchronization with movement of the transport members, to supply the molded wide mouth articles to the transport members; and
a slide transport unit for slidingly transporting the molded wide mouth article to the holding portion, wherein the supply unit has a second elevating/lowering portion for temporarily raising the second support member to a position above the molded wide mouth article in a delivery region where the molded wide mouth article is delivered from the slide transport unit to the holding portion.

US Pat. No. 9,987,788

APPARATUS FOR FORMING HANDLE-EQUIPPED CONTAINER, TRANSPORT JIG, AND CONTAINER HANDLE

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. An apparatus for forming a handle-equipped container, comprising:a blow molding section for blow molding a preform, with the preform and a container handle being arranged within a blow cavity, to form a handle-equipped container;
a transport section provided with a transport line, the transport line alternately transporting a first transport jig holding the preform, and a second transport jig holding the container handle, the transport section transporting the preform and the container handle to the blow molding section along the transport line; and
a supply section for lowering the container handle, held in an inverted state, and supplying the container handle to the second transport jig,
the second transport jig supporting at least a pair of opposite side surfaces of the container handle to hold the container handle,
wherein the second transport jig includes a pair of engaging portions provided to protrude upwardly from a jig body thereof for engaging the opposite side surfaces of the container handle.

US Pat. No. 10,173,360

HOLLOW CONTAINER MANUFACTURING METHOD AND MANUFACTURING APPARATUS

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A hollow container manufacturing method, comprising:an injection molding step of forming a preform having a neck portion and a barrel portion, at least a part of the barrel portion being solid, by injection molding;
an intermediate product formation step of inserting a boring rod from a side of the neck portion into the barrel portion to form a space part of at least a predetermined depth in the barrel portion, thereby converting the preform into an intermediate molded product; and
a final blow molding step of blow molding the intermediate molded product to form a hollow container which is a final molded product.

US Pat. No. 10,106,886

COATING APPARATUS FOR RESIN CONTAINER, AND RESIN CONTAINER MANUFACTURING SYSTEM

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A coating apparatus for a resin container, comprising:a rotating table,
a driving mechanism for rotating the rotating table, and
a plurality of container holding members which are installed on the rotating table and which are each capable of holding the resin container,
wherein the plurality of the container holding members are installed on the rotating table so as to be arranged in: a container supply position in which each said resin container is supplied; a coating treatment position in which a coating treatment of forming a thin film on an inner surface of each said resin container held by the container holding members is performed; and a container detachment position in which each said resin container to which the thin film has been formed by the coating treatment can be detached,
at the coating treatment position, there is provided an electrode member configured to perform the coating treatment of forming the thin film on the inner surface of the resin container held by the container holding member in a state in which the electrode member is combined with the container holding member, and
wherein each of the plurality of container holding members installed on the rotating table is sequentially moved to the container supply position, the coating treatment position and the container detachment position according to rotation of the rotating table,
wherein the coating apparatus further comprises a machine table,
wherein the rotating table is configured to rotate relative to the machine table, and
wherein the electrode member is attached to the machine table at the coating treatment position,
wherein each of the plurality of container holding members includes a through-hole which penetrates the container holding member in a vertical direction, and a mouth of the resin container is inserted in the through-hole,
wherein the coating apparatus further includes an inner electrode, and
wherein, at the coating treatment position, the inner electrode is inserted inside the resin container by penetrating the through-hole which penetrates the container holding member in the vertical direction, a through-hole which penetrates the rotating table in the vertical direction, and a through-hole which penetrates the machine table in the vertical direction from a lower side,
wherein the machine table has an upper surface and the rotating table is disposed in a recess in the upper surface of the machine table, the rotating table having an upper surface on which the container holding members are installed, the upper surface of the machine table and the upper surface of the rotating table lying substantially in one horizontal plane, and wherein, at the coating treatment position, the container holding member remains on the upper surface of the rotating table which remains substantially in the horizontal plane when in the state in which the electrode member is combined with the container holding member and the internal electrode is inserted upwardly through the mouth of each of multiple containers.

US Pat. No. 10,213,947

INJECTION DEVICE AND RESIN INJECTION METHOD

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A resin injection method for injecting a resin from an injection nozzle through a resin path and flowing the resin into a holding pressure path communicating with the resin path to maintain a first pressure of the resin in the resin path and the holding pressure path, comprising the steps of:(a) maintaining the first pressure of the resin in the resin path and the holding pressure path by pressurization of a holding pressure device from the resin path side during a predetermined time;
(b) then shutting off the resin path and maintaining a second pressure of the resin in the holding pressure path by pressurization from the holding pressure path side;
(c) after the step (b) of maintaining the second pressure of the resin in the resin path and the holding pressure path by pressurization of the holding pressure device from the holding pressure path side, shutting off an inlet path for the resin on a mold side and releasing pressurization from the holding pressure path side once; and
(d) opening the resin path and discharging all the resin held in the holding pressure path to the resin path under pressure by further pressurizing in the holding pressure path to thereby discharge all the resin in the holding pressure path to the resin path.

US Pat. No. 10,150,242

MOLD FOR CONTAINER WITH HANDLE

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A mold for a container with a handle including two engaging parts protruding in a horizontal direction, which is for manufacturing the container with the handle in which the handle is engaged with a portion of the container by arranging the handle in a handle arrangement part, inserting a bottomed tubular preform into a cavity and performing blow molding, the mold comprising:an inner wall surface that forms an external shape of the container, and two engaging part forming members which are located at a position corresponding to the two engaging parts of the handle and form handle engaging parts engaging with the two engaging parts of the handle to a portion of the container,
wherein the engaging part forming member is capable of moving between a first position which is a position at an outer side of the inner wall surface and a second position at which a portion of the inner wall surface is formed,
wherein the mold includes two half-split molds, each of the half-split molds including one of the engaging part forming members,
wherein the handle includes an upper attachment arm and a lower attachment arm,
wherein each side of the lower attachment arm is provided with a curved recess formed by narrowing a width of the lower attachment arm in a curved shape, and
wherein the engaging part forming members are configured to rotate around a rotational shaft, and further configured such that in response to rotating the engaging part forming members around the rotational shaft, the preform is pushed towards the curved recesses and enters gaps in a circumference of the curved recesses.

US Pat. No. 10,144,168

TEMPERATURE CONTROL APPARATUS FOR PREFORM, TEMPERATURE CONTROL METHOD FOR PREFORM, RESIN CONTAINER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING RESIN CONTAINER

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A blow molding method for a resin container, comprising:an injection molding step of forming a bottomed preform having a mouth/head, a bottom, and a trunk continuous with the bottom, and having a wall thickness of the bottom increased relative to a wall thickness of the trunk;
a temperature control step of cooling an outer surface and an inner surface of the bottom of the bottomed preform and a lower site of the trunk continuous with the bottom, and simultaneously heating a site of the trunk of the bottomed preform, excluding the lower site of the trunk, to a predetermined temperature; and
a blow molding step of stretching the bottomed preform, which has been temperature-controlled in the temperature control step, such that a longitudinal axis length of the bottomed preform does not change substantially, thereby forming the resin container.

US Pat. No. 10,335,992

BLOW-MOLDING METHOD FOR CONTAINER WITH HANDLE AND BLOW-MOLDING EQUIPMENT

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A blow molding method comprising:holding a plurality of preforms and a plurality of handles using a blow transfer jigs in a non-contact state so that one handle is situated between two preforms that are adjacent to each other in a transfer direction, and simultaneously transferring the plurality of preforms and the plurality of handles into a space between a pair of blow cavity molds in an open state;
clamping the pair of blow cavity molds to position the plurality of preforms and the plurality of handles inside the pair of blow cavity molds; and
blow-molding each of the plurality of preforms into a container inside the pair of blow cavity molds to integrate each of the plurality of the handles with the container.