Syntegon Packaging Technology has patented a distributor device for guiding materials, particularly pharmaceutical solids. The device includes a rotatable distributor element, cleaning apparatus with a nozzle for introducing cleaning fluid, and an inflatable seal for material-tight sealing. This innovation enhances efficiency and cleanliness in material distribution processes. GlobalData’s report on Syntegon Packaging Technology gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Syntegon Packaging Technology's grant share as of March 2024 was 67%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Patent granted for distributor device for guiding materials

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Syntegon Packaging Technology GmbH

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11964267B2) discloses a distributor device designed to guide materials efficiently. The device includes a process chamber with at least one inlet opening and two outlet openings, along with a distributor element that extends through the chamber to connect the inlet to one of the outlets. The distributor element is rotatable and features a cleaning apparatus with a nozzle for introducing a cleaning fluid into the chamber. Additionally, an inflatable seal at the distributor element's free end ensures a material-tight seal at the outlet opening when pressurized with compressed air.

Furthermore, the patent details methods for distributing and collecting materials using the distributor device. These methods involve rotating the distributor element to connect the inlet to an outlet, conveying materials through the chamber, and utilizing the inflatable seal for a secure closure. The device allows for gravimetric or pneumatic material conveyance and features a cleaning process that does not require dismantling or manual intervention. The cleaning fluid used in the process is specified as a liquid, ensuring effective maintenance of the distributor device for optimal material distribution.

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