Title of Invention

PLASTIC MEDIUM FEED-THROUGH PART

Abstract A plastic medium feed-through part, for example a spout, designed to be sealed by means of a sealing technique between film walls of a bag, comprising a plastic body which forms a channel (4) for dispensing a medium from the bag and/or feeding it to the bag, which body has sealing sides (10, 11) situated opposite each other, each for achieving a sealed connection to an adjoining film wall, which sealing sides are substantially flat and free from ribs. Each sealing side has a rough surface structure. The surface roughness value of the sealing sides preferably lies between 20 and 40 in accordance with VDI Richtlinie 3400. The feed-through part can be provided with an anti-nesting projection (20) on the side intended to be inside the bag or with an element (101) for holding the bag open. Several methods for sealing a feed-through part to a bag are also provided.
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Short title: Plastic medium feed-through part
A first aspect of the invention relates to a plastic medium feed-through part, for example a spout, designed to be sealed by means of a sealing technique between film walls of a bag, comprising a plastic body which, forms a channel for dispensing a. medium from the hag and/or feeding it to the bag, which body has sealing sides situated opposite each other, each for achieving a sealed connection to an adjoining film. wall.
It is Generally known from the prior art to provide each
of the sealing sides with a number of sealing ribs expanding horizontally i,e in the longitudinal direction of the usually elongated sealing sides, in order to achieve a good sealed connection. This is known, for example from us 3 690 524 and US I 182 144.
In WO 0 3/0 3128 0, an which the preamble of CLAIM 1 is based, in is proposed actually not to provide the sealing sides of the sealing walls with such sealing ribs, but to make them of a flat design, so that the sealed connection between the film walls and the body does not "become concentrated" at the position of sealing ribs as mentioned above, but is uniformly distributed over a Relatively large sealing surface. This avoids the problem that, when the sealed connection is subjected to a load, the mechanical stresses become concentrated on those sealing ribs and cause local tearing and relamination of the film material there, which gives rise to quality problems and leakage.
The object of a first aspect of the present invention is to propose an improved version of the plastic medium feed-through part with ribless sealing sides, in particular of the spout according to WO 03/0-11280.
To that end, the first aspect of the invention provides a plastic medium feed-through part according to the preamble of

claim 1, which feed-through part is characterized in that the sealing sides each have a rough surface structure-
The sealing sides are preferably provided with such a rough surface structure over substantially their entire surface-
It is preferable for no sealed connection to be provided in a narrow strip along the free edges of the sealing sides, and said strip is possibly not provided with a rough surface
structure.
The rough surface structure of the sealing sides preferably lies in the range between 21 and 42 in accordance with VDI Richtlinie [standard] 3400, including those limit values.
It is particularly preferable for the surface roughness value of the sealing sides to 1ie between 24 and 36 in accordance with VDI Richtlinia 3400, in eluding those limit values.
It is advantageous in practice for the surface roughness value o£ the sealing sides to lies between 27 and 33 in accordance with VDI Richlinie 3400, including those limit values -
VD.L Richtlinie 3400 has the German title "Electroorosive Bearbaitung. Begritfe, Verfahren, Answering" [Electrical Discharge Machining. Definitions, Process, Application]. This Richtlmne 3400 was published by the Vercin Deutscher Inger. Figure [Association of German Engineers] in June 1975.
The Ra (micrometer) and R, (micrometer) are given in the table below far a number of relevant values, Ra being the mathematical mean value of the roughness depth/ and R2 being the maximum roughness depth.

Plastic medium feed-through parts for sealing - into a bag which are provided with sealing sides with such a rough surface structure produce very good adhesion with the film walls o£ the bag- It also appears that producing the sealed connection between, the film walls and the body of the medium feed-through part with the aid of suitable sealing/heat-aealing techniques can proceed at a very high speed without complications. Furthermore, the sealed connections perform vary well if they are subjected to mechanical stress, for example in a drop test with a bag fill ad with liquid.
The first aspect of the invention further relates to a bag provided with such a medium feed-through element.
The first aspect of the invention further relates to a mould for injection moulding the medium feed-through part- The rough surface structure of the sealing sides is in fact preferably achieved by a suitable rough finish of the corresponding mould parts. Such a rough finish can be obtained by, for example, a suitable selectable discharge machining of the material of the mould.
The first, aspect of the invention further relates to a method £or sealing between the film walls of the bag a medium feed-through part according to claim 11. By this method, the rough surface structure of the sealing uses at least largely disappears, and preferably even fully disappears, during the sealing-in operation, so that a flat and smooth appearance of the sealed area is obtained.
The second aspect of the invention relates to a plastic medium feed-through part, for example a spout, designed to be sealed by means of a sealing/heat-sealing technique between film walls of a bag, comprising a body which forma a channel for dispensing- a medium, from the bag and/or feeding it to the bag, which body has a transverse wall with a first side and a second side situated opposite said first side, and which wall has an opening in it which forms part of the channel, which body further has sealing walls projecting at an angle from the second side of the transverse wall, which sealing walls each have a sealing side for the purpose of forming a sealed

connection, to an adjoining film wall, which sealing walls are substantially symmetrical relative to a. plane of symmetry substantially perpendicular to the transverse wall and are at the greatest distance from each other in a central area and are connected to each other in end areas situated in the corresponding plane of symmetry, so that the sealing walls hound a space between them.
Such medium feed-through parts are generally known in the prior art in an embodiment as a dispensing spout, for dispensing the medium from the bag. In most cases, as in US 3 690 524 and Ep 1 1S2 144, the space between the sealing walls is entirely open and free from other spout parts, During the sealing of such spouts into bags there is a regular occurrence of the problem o£ "nesting" of the spouts in the equipment
supplying them to the heat-sealing equipment, in other words a about becomes wedged in the open space between the sealing allow or another spot
figs 3a-3c of WC 03/031280 show a spout in which a tubular part extends from the second side of the transverse wall into the oval space between, the sealing walls. Said tubular part is connected by way of flexible bodies to the sealing walls, so that the sealing walls are movable flexibly towards each other. '-he tubular part between the sealing wails in the case of this embodiment in essence solves the above mentioned problem of the nesting of spouts.
The object of the second aspect of the Invention is to achieve an improved medium feed-through part, by means of which the anti-nesting effect according to the prior art explained above is also obtained.
To this end, the second aspect of the invention provides the medium feed-through part according to the preamble of claim 12, which is characterized in that furthermore from the second side of the fractured wall on either aide of the opening in the transverse wall an anti-nesting projection projects in each case into the space between the sealing walls, and in that a free passage is present between each of the anti-nesting projections and each adjacent sealing wall,

in such a way that said sealing wall is movable flexibly towards the other sealing wall, thereby reducing said ipassage.
By this measure, the known tubular part projecting between the sealing walls is, as it ware, replaced by individual anti-nesting projections on either side of the opening in the transverse wall, a free passage being present between each of the anti-nesting projections and each adjacent sealing wall, in such a way that said sealing wall is movable flexibly towards the other scaling wall, thereby reducing said free passage-
By this measure, it is ensured that low or no “dead zones" occur in the medium feed-through part for the medium to be. dispensed, for example a drink suitable for human consumption,
These anti-nesting projections preferably extend at least to the free edge of the sealing walls.
In a possible embodiment the anti-nesting projections extend beyond the free edge of the sealing walls, so that the anti-nesting projections also acquire the function of preventing the beg from falling shut before the inlet of the channel, and i. this way held the bag open, in particular when the bag is being emptied.
In another variant the anti-nesting projections serve as connecting elements for an element for holding the bag open, for example a tubular element for holding the bag open, which latter element may be fixed on the anti-nesting projections, for example by means of a snap connection-
The from passages preferably than through to the second aide of the transverse wall, so that no dead zone at all -is present in the space between the sealing walls.
Provision is preferably made for two anti-nesting projections, which are dispensed diametrically relative to the opening in the transverse wall, viewed in the direction of the plane of symmetry of the sealing walls- As a result of this arrangement of the anti-nesting projections, the sealing walls can be disposed more closely together along the opening in the

transverse wall than was the case in the above mentioned prior art, 50 that a slimmer unit is produced and plastic material can be saved.
In a preferred embodiment a reinforcement rib is present between each anti-nesting projection, on the one hand, and the adjacent interconnected ends of the sealing walls, on the which reinforcement rib extends in the plane of symmetry of the sealing walls Said reinforcement rib is advantageous in particular for the purpose of sealing the medium feed-through part between the film walls. Because of this rib, the "ends of the medium feed-through part", i.e. the parts near the interconnected ends of the sealing walls, do net "stick up" or do not shift or bend in the direction from, the second side towards the first side of the transverse wall. In the case of known parts this "sticking up" produces, as it were, a curved shape of the transverse wall with a centre part situated lower down and with ends sticking up. This is aesthetically unattractive and has an adverse effect on the controllability of the sealing process.
These ribs are preferably integral with and project from the second side of the transverse wall, so that the transverse wall with the rib has a sort of T-shaped cross section at that point.
In an embodiment which, is advantageous in practice each rib is substantially L-shaped with a leg substantially at right angles to the second side of the transverse wall and integral with an anti-nesting projection, and with another leg substantially along the- transverse wall.
In an embodiment which is advantageous in practice each anti-nesting projection in cross section parallel to the transverse wall is the shape of a segment of a ring, preferably a segment of a circle.
Each projection with preferably circular segment-shaped cross section preferably directly adjoins the opening in the transverse wall.
A third aspect of the present invention ,relates to a method according to claim 20 for sealing between film walls of

a bag a plastic medium feed-through part, for example a spout, comprising a plastic body which forms a channel for dispensing a medium from the bag and/or feeding it to the bag, which body has sealing sides situated opposite each other, each for achieving a sealed connection to an adjoining film wall, which sealing sides are preferably substantially flat and frae from ribs, use being made of a sealing device provided with sealing elements disposed opposite each other and each having a sealing face with which the sealing element is pressed against the film wall, so that the film wall adheres to the medium feed-through part.
In the case of this method provision is made for the sealing faces of the sealing elements to have a rough surface structure, for example with a surface roughness value in accordance with the first aspect of the invention. This method produces a rough exterior of the scaling areas, but does provide considerably improved properties and production advantages compared with the smooth sealing faces of the sealing elements which have been in common use until now.
A fourth, aspect of the invention relates to a method according lo claim 21 for a being between film walls of a bag a plastic medium foot/through part, for example a spout, comprising a plastic body which forms a channel for dispensing a medium from the bag and/or feeding it to the bag, which body has a transverse wail with an outermost edge and sealing sides situated opposite each other, which sealing sides connect Lo the outermost edge of. the transverse wall, each sealing side for achieving a sealed connection to an adjoining film wall, which sea- sides are preferably substantially flat and free from ribs, use being made of a sealing device provided with sealing elements disposed opposite each other and each having a sealing face with which the sealing element is pressed against the film wall, so that the film wall adheres to the medium feed-through part.
In the case of this method according to the fourth aspect the sealing elements each have, on the side facing the sealing element situated opposite, an overhanging rib which rests on

top of the outermost- edge of the transverse wall during the sealing, so that melting plastic material is prevented from running out between the film wall and the food-through part in the region of the outermost edge.
A fifth aspect of the invention relates to a method according to claim 22 fox sealing between film walls of a bag a plastic medium feed-through part, for example a spout, comprising a plastic body which forms a channel for dispensing a medium from the bag and/or feeding it to the bag, which body has 5- transverse wall with an outermost edge and sealing sides situated opposite such other, which sealing sides connect to the outermost edge of the transverse wall, each sealing side serving to achieve a sealed connection to an adjoining film wall, which sealing sides are preferably substantially flat and free from ribs, use being made of a sealing device provided with sealing elements disposed opposite each other and each having a sealing face with which the sealing element is pressed against the film wall, so that, the film wall adheres to the medium .feed-through part.
The fifth aspect of the invention provides for the sealing faces to have one or more recesses, in such a way that ac the position of a recess little - or possibly no -
excessive pressure is extended upon the film well and the medium through part.
A sixth aspect of the invention relates to a plastic medium feed-through part according to claim 25, for example a spout, designed to be sealed by means of a sealing -technique between film walls of a bag, comprising a. plastic body which forma a channel for dispensing a medium from the bay and/or feeding it to the bag, which body has sealing sides situated opposite each other, each for achieving a sealed connect-ion to an adjoining film wall- In this case the medium feed-through part is provided with an element for holding the bag open, which element projects below the sealing sides, preferably substantially in line with the channel,
In combination with the second aspect of the -invention, the sixth aspect of the invention can be achieved by the

element for holding the bag open being formed by one or more of the anti-nesting projections.
In a possible embodiment the element for holding the bag open is tubular, so that its interior is in communication with the channel. The tubular element may be provided with openings in the tube wall, fox example elongated slits, holes, etc.
A seventh aspect of the invention relates to a medium feed-through part, fox example a spout, designed to be sealed by means of a sealing technique between film walls of a bag, comprising a body which forms a channel for dispensing a medium from the bag and/or leading it to the bag, which body has a transverse wall with a first side and a second side situated opposite said first side, which wall has in it an opening which forms part of the channel, which body further has sealing walls projecting at an angle from the second side o£ the transverse wall, which sealing walls each have a sealing side for forming a sealed connection to an adjoining film wall, which sealing wall are substantially symmetrical relative to a plane of symmetry substantially perpendicular to the transverse wall and are at the greatest distance from one another in a central area and are connected to one another in end situated in the corresponding plane of symmetry, so that the sealing walls s bound a space between them, the transverse wall having a central part and also in each cases an outermost end on either side of said central part, each end being near the merging end areas of the sealing walls. It is ensured here that like first ends of the transverse wall, viewed in the direction from the free edge of the sealing -walls towards the transverse wall, lie lower down than the central part of the transverse wall.
The "drooping" shape of the transverse wall ensures that during the sealing in of the medium feed-through part said outermost ends are prevented from sticking up and, as it were, projecting beyond the film walls, as can be seen in the case of the prior art.

It will to clear to the person skilled in the art that the aspects of the invention mentioned here can be applied either separately or in combination.
The various aspects of the invention will be explained in greater detail below with reference to the drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 shows in perspective an exemplary embodiment of a about according to the invention;
Fig. 2 shows the spout of Figure 1 in a different view in perspective;
Fig- 3 shows the spout of Figure 1 in top view;
Fig. 4 shows the spout of Figure 1 -in side view;
Fig- 5 shows the spout of Figure 1 in cross section;
Fig. G shows a bag provided with the spout according to Figure 1;
Fig. 7 shows a variant of the spout of Figures 1 - 5;
Fig. 8 shows the spout of Figures 1 - 5 in a side-gusset bag; and
Fig. 9 shows in cross section the spout of Figures 1 to 5 during its sealing in between film walls with sealing elements according-to the invention.
A number of aspects of the- invention will be explained in greater detail below with reference to the medium feed- through, part embodied as a spout by way of example.
The spout 1 has a monolithic plastic body, which is obtained by injection moulding in a suitable mould.
The- spout 1 is designed to be sealed by means of a heat-sealing/sealing technique between film walls 2, 3 of a bag 30 (see Figure 6), here in the region of the side edges of the film walls. Fox example, a sealing technique is used in the case of which on either side o£ the spout heated sealing elements of a sealing apparatus are pressed from the outside against the film walls and in this way bring about a fusion-welded connection between the film walls and the spout 1-other techniques, for example with ultra sound, are also conceivable,
The body of the spout l forms a channel 4 for dispensing a medium, such as a liquid or powder or the like, for example

a drink suitable for human assumption, from, the bag 30 and/or feeding it to the bag.
The body of the spout is shown in detail in the figures and has a transverse wall 5 with an opening 6 in it which forms part of the channel 4, and also with sealing walls 10, ,11 which project at an angle from the transverse wall and are substantially symmetrical relative to a plane of symmetry 12 substantially perpendicular to the transverse wall b.
The sealing wails 10, 11 are at the greatest distance from, such other in a central area and are connected to each. other in end areas situated in the corresponding plane of symmetry (at 13) . The sealing walls 10, 11 are of a thin construction in that example.
Each sealing WALL 10, 11 has an outside which forms a seedling side 14, 15, each sealing side for achieving a sealed connection to an adjoining film wall .
The body of the spout 1 further has a tubular element 16, which forms part of the channel 4 and extends from the side of the transverse wall 5 facing away from the sealing walls 10r 11. In this case the inner channel in the tubular element 16 lies in line with the opening in the transverse wail 5.
The tubular-element 15 is provided here with screw thread 1.7 for a screw cap. In the sealed state the tubular element 16 projects beyond the periphery of the film walls of the bag 30.
As can be seen in the figures, the sealing sides 14, IS are elongated" faces, which are substantially flat and arc free from outwardly projecting sealing ribs .
The sealing sides 14, 15 each have a cough surface structure over substantially their entire surface. Said rough surface structure gives rise to a Sealed connection of high quality, in terms of density, load-bearing capacity and appearance, between the film walls and sealing walls 10, 11.
The surface roughness value of the sealing sides 14, 15 preferably lies between 20 and 40 in accordance with VDI Richtldnie 3400,
It is particularly advantageous for the surface roughness value of the sealing sides to lie between 25 and 35, and in

practice the optimum results are achieved with a value between 2B and 32 in accordance with VDI 3400.
Such roughened sealing sides 14, 15 can be obtained during production of the spout 1 by using a mould, fox injection -moulding the spout, which mould has a mould cavity with wall parts which define the sealing sides of the body and in the case of which the wall parts concerned are provided with a rough surface structure, for example obtained by a suitable electrical discharge machining operation.
It can further be seen that at each of the merging end areas of the sealing walls 10, 11 the spout 1 is provided with an outwardly projecting flap 25, 26 lying in the plane of symmetry, which flap also ultimately lies; between the film wails 2, 3. The flaps 7:5, 26 taper outwards to a 3'narp side edge 25a, 26a
It can be seen in particular in Figures 2 and 5 that on either side of the opening in the transverse wail 5 in each case the body of the spout 1 has an anti-nesting projection 20, which projects from said, side of the transverse wall 5 into the space between the sealing wails 10, 11. IL can also be seen that a free passage 21 is present between each of the anti-nesting projections 20 and each adjacent sealing wail 10, 11/ in such a way that said sealing wall 10, 11 is movable flexibly towards the other sealing wall/ thereby reducing said free passage.
It can also be seen that in the area between each anti-nesting projection 20 and the adjacent end areas of the sealing walls 10, 11 connecting to each other a reinforcement 22 lying substantially in the plane of symmetry is present, which reinforcement rib is integral with the transverse wall 5,
The reinforcement rib 22 shown is substantially L-shaped with a leg 22a substantially at right angles to the transverse wall 5 and integral with an anti-nesting projection 20, and with another leg 22b substantially along the second side of the transverse wall 5 and integral with said transverse wall 5,

Each anti-nesting projection 20 here forms in cross section parallel to the transverse wall 5 a segment of a circular ring. Furthermore, each anti-nesting projection 2C directly adjoins the opening- in the transverse wall 5, so that the anti-nesting projections 20 here lie ,in line with the wall of the tubular element 16*
The anti-nesting projections 20 here continue to the plane of the free edges of the sealing walls 10/ 11.
The anti-resting projections 20 prevent a spout 1. with its tubular element 16 from being able to nest in another spout l, which prevents problems with the feeding of the spouts to the sealing equipment. Medium can flow out of the bag through the passages 21 to the channel 4, so that dead zones" are prevented.
The ribs 22 reinforce the spout 1 in such a way that during the sealing operation the areas near the ends of the sealing walls connecting to each other deform upwards, say from the edge of the bag outwards. It can be seen in Figure 5 in particular that the outermost ends of the transverse wall. 5, viewed in the direction from the from edge of sealing walls 1.C, 11 towards the transverse wall 5, lie lower down than, the central part of the transverse wall 5. This means that the transverse wall 5 has between the central part and each outermost end. a shoulder part 5a sloping off towards the outermost end, so that at those points of the tubular element the transverse wall 5 slope off in a direction away from there* This sloping .line continue a at the flaps 25, 26.
Figure 1 shows a spout 100 as a variant of the spout 1. The spout 100 is provided with an element 101 for holding the bag open, which element projects beyond the sealing walls 10, 11, preferably substantially in line with the channel.
The element 101 is in fact obtained here by extending the anti-nesting projections 20 to projections 120. Holes may also be provided in those projections. In this way a more or less tabular element 101 is obtained, so that the inside of said element is in communication with the channel 4.

The element 101 prevents the bag from. falling shut while
it is being emptied.
In. Figure 8 the spout 1 is p]aced in a side-gusset bag 40 with on each side 41, 42 a part of each film wall 43, 44 folded inwards, so that a fourfold film wall thickness is present there, and a central part 45 is formed by two unconnected film walls. The spout 2 is placed in the central part 4 5, In order to obtain an optimum sealed connection, provision is made for the opposite sealing faces of the scaling elements (not shown) to be designed with recessing in the region of the fourfold film wall thickness (at 41 and 42) , in order, to compensate for the lower film wall thickness relative to the central part 45.
For an optimum scaled connection, the sealing faces of the sealing elements are also provided with a, recess at the level of each flap 25, 26 of the spout 1. This weans that excessive pressure on the plastic material o~. the flaps Z5, 26 during the sealing is avoided, so that molting plastic material does not run in an undesirable way,
The sealing faces of the sealing elements in the area which ultimately presses against the sealing walls 10, 3.1 can also be provided with suitable local recesses, preferably shallow recesses.
Figure 9 illustrates diagrammatically in a cross-sectional view the method for sealing a plastic medium feed-through part, in this example the spout 1 of Figures 1-5, between film walls 2, 3 of a bag 30. In Figure 9 the transverse wall 5 can be seen with an outermost edge. Furthermore, the sealing walls 10, 11 situated opposite each other can be seen, which sealing walls connect to the outermost edge of the transverse wall 5.
in the method use is made of a scaling device provided with sealing elements 55, 56, which are disposed opposite each other and sach have a sealing face 55a, 56a. by means of which the sealing element is pressed against the film wall 2, 3, so that the film wall adheres to the spout 1-

The sealing elements can operate by any suitable technique, for example by heating, or they may be driven ultrasonically-
The s sal ing elements 55, 56 each have on the side facing the sealing element situated opposite an overhanging rib 58, 59 which during sealing rests on top of the outermost edge area of the transverse wall 5, so that in the region of that outermost edge melting plastic material is prevented from running out between the film wall 2, 3 and the spout 1. Melting material may possibly still flow towards the free edge
of the sealing wall 10, 11 and run out at that side, but that is considerably less of a problem.



CLAIMS
1- Plastic medium feed-through part, for example a spout, designed to be sealed by means of a sealing technique between film walls of a bag, comprising a plastic body which forms a channel for dispensing a medium from the bag and/or feeding it to the bag, which body has sealing sides situated opposite each other, each for achieving a sealed connection to an adjoining film wail, which sealing sides are substantially flat and free from ribs, characterised in that each sealing side has a rough surface structure, preferably over the entire surface of each sealing side, a strip along the free edge of each sealing side possibly not having a rough surface structure, so that no sealed connection is achieved there.
2. Medium feed-through part according claim 1, in which the surface roughness value of the sealing sides lies between 7:0 and 40 in accordance with VDI Richtlinie 3400.
3 - Medium feed-through part according to claim 2, in which the surface roughness value of the sealing sides lies between 23 and 35 in accordance with VDI Richtlinie 34G0,
4* Medium fetid-through part according to claim 3, in which the surface roughness value of the seeling sides lies between 2S and 34 in accordance with VDI Kicht.-inia 340C.
5. Medium feed-through part according to ons or mcrs of the
6. preceding claims , in which the body has a transverse wall with
7. an opening in it which forms part of the channel, and also
8. with sealing- walls which project at an angle from, the
9. transverse wall and are substantially symmetrical relative to
10. a plane of symmetry substantially perpendicular to the
11. transverse wall.
12. Medium feed-through part according to claim 5, in which
13. the sealing walls are at the greatest distance from each other

in a central area and are connected to each other in end areas situated in the corresponding plane of symmetry.
7. Medium feed-through part according to one or more of the
8. preceding claims, in which the body has a tubular element
9. which forms part of the channel-
10. Medium feed-through part according to claims 5 and 7, in
11. which the tubular element extends from the side of the
12. transverse wall facing away from the sealing walls,
13. Bag provided with a medium feed-through part according to
14. one or more of the preceding claims.
15. Mould for injection moulding a medium feed-through part
16. according to one or more of the preceding claims, in which the
17. mould has a mould cavity with wall parts "which define the
18. sealing sides of the body and in the case of which the wall
19. parts concerned are provided with a rough surface structure,
20. for example obtained by a suitable electrical discharge
21. machining
11. Method for sealing a plastic medium feed-through part according Lo one or more of the preceding claims between film wails of a bag, in which use is made o£ a sealing device provided with sealing elements disposed opposite each other and sach having a sealing face by means of which the sesling bar is pressed against the film wall, so that the film, wall adheres to the medium, feed-through part, characterized in that the sealing faces are substantially flat, so that the rough surface structure of the sealing walls at least partially disappears during the 3eaiing, and a flat unit is preferably obtained.
Plastic medium feed-through part, for example a spoilt; designed to be sealed by means of a sealing technique between film walls of a bag, comprising a body which forms a channel

far dispensing a-medium from the had and/or feeding it to the bag, which body has a transverse wall with a first side and a second side situated opposite said first side, and which wall has in it are opening which forms part of the channel, which body further has sealing walls projecting at an angle from the second side of. the transverse wall, which sealing walls each have a sealing side for the purpose of forming a sealed connection to an adjoining film wall, which sealing walls are substantially symmetrical relative to a plane of symmetry substantially perpendicular to the transverse wall and are at the greatest distance from. each other in a central area and are connected to each other in enc areas is the corresponding plane of symmetry, so that the sealing walls bound, a space between them, characterized in that furthermore from the second side of the transverse wall on. either side of the opening in the transverse wall an anti-nesting projection projects in each case into the space between the sealing walls, and in that a free passage, is present between each of the anti-nesting projections and each adjacent sealing wall, in such, a way that, said sealing wall is movable flexibly towards the other sealing wall, thereby reducing said free passage.
13. Medium feed-through, part according to claim 12, in which
14. a reinforcement rib, lying substantially in the plane of
15. symmetry and integral with the transverse wall, is present in
16. the area between each anti-nesting projection and the adjacent
17. interconnected end areas of the sealing walls.
18. Medium feed-through part according to claim 13, in which
19. the reinforcement Xib is substantially L-shaped with a leg
20. substantially at right angles to the second side of the
21. transverse wall and integral with an anti-nesting projection,
22. and with another leg substantially along the second, side of
23. the transverse wall.

15. Medium feed-through part according to one or more of the preceding claims 12 - 14, in. which each anti-nesting projection in cross section parallel to the transverse wall
from a segment of a ring.
16. Medium feed-through part according to claim 15, in which each anti-nesting- projection in cross section forms a segment of a circular ring-
17* Medium feed-through part according to claim 15 or 16, is which each -nesting projection directly adjoins the opening in the transverse wall.
18. Medium feed- through part according to one or more of claims 12 - 17, .in which the body further has a tabular element extending from the first side of the transverse wall, the channel being at least partially formed by the opening in the transverse wall and the tubular element connecting to it.
19. Bag provided with a medium feed-through part according to one or more of the preceding claims 12 - 18.
20. Method for sealing between . walls of s bag a plastic medium feed-through part, for example a spout, comprising a plastic body which forms a channel for dispensing a medium from the bag and/or feeding it to the bag, which body has sealing sides situated opposite each other, each for achieving a sealed connection to an adjoining film wall, which sealing sides are substantially flat, and free from ribs, use being made of a sealing device provided with scaling elements disposed opposite each other and each having a sealing face with which the sealing element is pressed against the film wall, so that the film wall adheres to the medium feed-through part, characterized in that the sealing faces of the sealing elements have a rough or structured surface structure.

21. Method, for sealing between film walls of a bag a plastic medium feed-through part, for example a spout, comprising a plastic body which for E-is a channel for dispensing a medium from the bag and/or feeding it to the bag, which body has a transverse wail with an outermost edge and sealing sides situated opposite each other which connect to the outermost edge of the transverse wall, each sealing side for achieving a sealed connection to an adjoining film wall, which sealing sides are preferably substantially flat and free from ribs, use being made of a sealing device provided with sealing elements disposed opposite each other and each having a sealing face with which the sealing element is pressed against the film wa11, so that the film wall adheres to the medium feed-through part, characterized is that the sealing elements each have on the side facing the sealing element situated opposite an overhanging rib, which rib rests on top of the outermost edge area of the transverse wall during the sealing, so that: melting plastic material is prevented from running out between the film wall and the feed-through part in the region of that outermost edge.
22, Method fox sealing between film walls c£ a bag a plastic medium feed-through part, for example a spout, comprising a plastic body which forms a channel for dispensing a medium from the bag and/or feeding it to the bag, which body has a transverse wa.11 with an outermost, edge and sealing sides situated opposite each other which connect to the outermost edge of the transverse wall, each sealing side serving to achieve a sealed connection to an adjoining film wall, which sealing sides are preferably substantially flat and free from ribs, use being made of a sealing device provided with sealing elements disposed opposite each other and each having a sealing face with which the sealing element is pressed against the film wall, so that the film wall adheres to the medium feed-through part, characterized in that the sealing faces are provided with one or more recesses, in such a way that at the position of a recess little - or possibly no - excessive or

unequal pressure is exerted by a sealing element upon the from wal1 and the medium feed-through part,
23. Method according to claim 22, in which at each of the merging end areas of the sealing sides the medium feed-through part is provided with- an outwardly projecting flap, which flap also ultimately lies between the film walls, and in which the sealing faces of the sealing elements arc provided with a recess at the level of each flap.
24. Method according to claim 23, in which the bag is a
side-gusset bag having on each side a part of each film wall
folded inwards, so that a fourfold film wall thickness is
present there, and a central part formed by two film walls,
tiua medium, food-through part being placed in the central part,
arid the sealing faces of the scaling elements situated
opposite each other being of a recessed design in the area of
the fourfold wall thickness, in order to compensate for the
film wall thickness relative to the central part.
25. Plastic medium feed-through part, for example a spout,
designed to be sealed by means of a sealing technique between
film walls of a bag, comprising a plastic body which forms a
channel for dispensing a medium from the bag and/or feeding in
to the bag, which body has sealing sides situated opposite
each other, each for achieving a sealed connection to an
adjoining film wall, characterized in that the radian feed-
through part is provided with an element for holding the bag
open, which element projects below the sealing sides,
preferably substantially in line with the channel,
2 6. Plastic medium feed-through part according to claim 25 and claim 12, in which the element for holding the bag open is formed by one or more of the anti-nesting projections.

27. Plastic medium feed-through part according to claim 25,
in which toe element for holding the bag open is tubular, so
that its interior is in communication with the channel.
28. Plastic medium feed-through part, fox example a spout,
designed to be sealed by means of a sealing technique between
film walls of a bag, comprising a body which forms a channel
for dispensing a medium from the bag and/or feeding it to the
bag, which body has a transverse wall with a first side and a
second aide situated opposite said first side, and which wall
has in it an opening which forms part of the channel, which
body .further has sealing walls projecting at an angle from, the
second side of the transverse wail, which sealing wall s each
have a scaling side for the purpose of forming a sealed
connection to an adjoining film wall, which sealing walls are
substantially symmetrical relative to a plane of symmetry
subs initially perpendicular to the transverse wall and are at
the greatest distance from each other in a central area and
are connected to each other in end areas situated in the
corresponding plane of symmetry, so that the sealing walls
bound a space between them, the transverse wall having a
central part and also on either side of said central part in
each case one outermost end, each outermost end near the
merging end areas of the sealing walls, characterised in that
the outermost ends of the transverse wall, viewed in the
direction: from the free edge of. sealing walls towards the
transverse wall, lie lower down than the central part of the
transverse wall.
23. Medium feed-through, part according to claim. 2B, in which the transverse wall has between the central part and each outermost end a shoulder part sloping off towards the outermost end.


Documents:

2876-CHENP-2006 FORM-2 27-08-2009.pdf

2876-chenp-2006 description (complete) 27-08-2009.pdf

2876-CHENP-2006 POWER OF ATTORNEY 27-08-2009.pdf

2876-CHENP-2006 ABSTRACT 27-08-2009.pdf

2876-chenp-2006 claims 27-08-2009.pdf

2876-CHENP-2006 CORRESPONDENCE OTHERS.pdf

2876-CHENP-2006 CORRESPONDENCE PO.pdf

2876-chenp-2006 drawings 27-08-2009.pdf

2876-chenp-2006-claims.pdf

2876-chenp-2006-correspondnece-others.pdf

2876-chenp-2006-description(complete).pdf

2876-chenp-2006-drawings.pdf

2876-chenp-2006-form 1.pdf

2876-chenp-2006-form 3.pdf

2876-chenp-2006-form 5.pdf

2876-chenp-2006-pct.pdf


Patent Number 244257
Indian Patent Application Number 2876/CHENP/2006
PG Journal Number 49/2010
Publication Date 03-Dec-2010
Grant Date 25-Nov-2010
Date of Filing 04-Aug-2006
Name of Patentee IPN IP B. V.
Applicant Address 1, Voorveste, NL-3992 DC Houten
Inventors:
# Inventor's Name Inventor's Address
1 LAST, Laurens Les Ligurs (1005), 2, Rue Honore Labande, MC-98000 Monaco
PCT International Classification Number B65D75/58
PCT International Application Number PCT/NL2004/000919
PCT International Filing date 2004-12-28
PCT Conventions:
# PCT Application Number Date of Convention Priority Country
1 NA