Dec. 31, 1946. ' M,_GLA$$NER ‘ 2,413,446 CONE- JACKET TRANSFER MECHANISM ‘Original Filed April 14, 1943 ' 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 20‘ Mz'Z'ckeZ .azassneit 5% GMMW. Dec. '31, 1946. 2,413,446 M. GLASSNER vCONE JACKET TRANSFER MECHANISM 2 Sheets-Shéet 2 Original Filed April 14, 1943 W‘ E 1/2. 41 m4 ———/ %~ / ‘My Lf/ol/ I [-20 3m) mvtom Glass7167; Patented Dec. 31, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CONE JACKET TRANSFER MECHANISM Mitchel Glassner, Baltimore, Md., assignor to MarylandBak‘ng Company, Inc., Baltimore, Md., a corporation of Maryland Original application April 14, 1943, Serial No. 483,075. Divided and this application August .22, 1944, Serial No. 550,649 4 Claims. (Cl. 214—1) 1 2 My invention relates to machines for applying the dispensing devices’ shafts 42, 43, 41, 52 are jackets to ice cream cones and it particularly has reference to the complete machine which con mounted. The cones are indicated by the letter stitutes the subject matter of my original appli cation Serial No. 483,075, ?led April 14, 1943, The jacket magazine lill is mounted on a bracket I06. The jacket removing plugs I29 are carried on plug carriers I30 and are‘reciprocated into vand out of the magazine by a suitable cam C. and of which application the present one is a » , division. .(not shown) operating the connecting rod I84, The present invention deals with that part of the jackets 20 being caused to adhere to the the complete machine which takes the wrappers or jackets in an inverted position from a jacket 10 plugs ‘I29 while being removed from the stack and placed on the ?ngers 12'! of the transfer supplying magazine, conveys the jackets from the mechanism as will later more fully appear. 94 magazine and deposits the jackets, right end up, is the receiver or “mold” into which the jackets in a receiver ready to receive the cones to be jack w are deposited by. the mechanism which con eted. In general the invention has for its object to 15 stitutes the subject matter. of this application. The swinging frame of the jacket transfer provide a mechanism for the purpose stated of mechanism carries a ?nger carrying shaft II3 a simple, effective and e?icient design that is pe culiarly adapted for use in the machine of my .on ‘which a set of rigid ?ngers i2? is secured original application although capable of other by set screws I'II, there being one ?nger for each 20 jacket tube I01. A bridge member composed of uses if desired. two or more arms I I6 connected by a cross bar Other objects will in part be obvious and in .I I1, is freely pivoted on the shaft H3. The bar ' It‘! carries ‘a set of spring ?ngers IE8, one for To the attainment of the aforesaid objects and each ?nger I21, and these ?ngers H8 are con ends the invention further resides in those novel details of construction, combination and arrange 25 tinuously pressed toward their associated ?ngers I21 by a leaf spring I28 that is fastened to one ment of parts all of which will be ?rst fully de of the ?ngers I21 (Fig. 3). scribed hereinafter and then be speci?cally point An arm H4 is secured to the shaft H3 and ed out in the appendedclaims, reference being carries a roller H5 to cooperate with cam track had to the accompanying drawings, in which: part be pointed out hereinafter. Fig. 1 is a part side elevation and part. vertical ' section of so much of the cone jacket applying machine of my original application as is neces sary to illustrate the present invention, the jacket transfer frame being in one extreme position, i. e._, that in which it receives a jacket. Fig. 2 is a detail view similar to .Fig. 1 with .the transfer ‘frame in its other extreme position in full lines and in an intermediate position in dotted lines. Fig. 3 is an enlarged detail sectional view hereinafter speci?cally referred to. In the drawings, in which like numerals and letters of reference "indicate like parts in all the ?gures, the same reference numbers and letters of reference have been used as for correspond II2, while .a rigid arm .IZS, on the bar Ill, co operates with a stop arm .I25 secured to one of the frame bars. One .or both (one only being shown) of the frame bars I20 may be extended and provided 1/3 01 with a notch I 2! to serve as a stop or guide‘in adjusting the maximum elevation of ‘the plug carrier I30. ’ An arm I44 is secured to the shaft M3 by a set screw I22 and carries a stop lug I46 that may be engaged with the adjacent bar I20 when in the position of Fig. 2 and when the shaft H3 is turned counter clockwise in Fig. 2 and after the roller 'II5 leaves the end of the cam track IIZ, under the in?uence of the spring I45. The ‘spring is anchored to frame I26 and to the arm ing parts in my original application. I44 as shown. In the drawings I6 designates the main cam shaft of the machine on which is the cam 11 that operates the transfer mechanism in har The track H2 is carried by a bracket II! secured to a block III). The plugs I29 have suction passages which communicate with the chambered carrier I30 and are connected with a ‘ mony with the other parts of the complete ma suitable source of suction (see original applica tion) at proper times. The frame I20 of the transfer mechanism is pivoted at H9 and is moved to the position shown in Fig. 1 by a spring shown at 34 and 35, while 40, 4i)a indicate the upright bars on which the plates 4| that carry 55 I23. An arm I24 on the shaft is connected to chine. A part of the main frame of the machine is shown at 33 and the sub-frame on which the cone dispensing mechanism, etc., is mounted is 2,413,446 3 a connecting rod 20 that has a roller 23 to engage the cam II, by which the frame I20 is swung, at the proper time from the position of Fig. 1 to the position of Fig. 2. Operation Assume the parts to be positioned as in Fig. 1. 4 in cooperative relation to said rigid ?nger for engaging the outside of the jacket; means con tinuously tending to move said second ?nger to ward said rigid ?nger to hold a jacket on said rigid ?nger; in combination with means con tinuously tending to turn said shaft in one direc tion, a cam track for holding said shaft in oppo The plug I29 will have just received a jacket _w_ sition to said last named continuously tending (see also dotted lines Fig. 3). As the cam I1,‘ means during a part of the travel of said pivoted turning clockwise in Fig. 1, pulls down on rod 10 frame; and means to move said second ?nger 20 the frame I20 is swung from right to left. out of contact with said rigid ?nger at the ex As the frame I 2|] moves from the position of tremes of the travel of said pivoted frame. Fig. 1, the arm I26 will have left the stop I25 3. In a machine of the character described and spring I28 will have brought ?nger H8 wherein means are provided for receiving jackets into pressure contact with the jacket on ?nger at one place and delivering them at another I21 to hold the jacket on the ?nger. By the place, the improvement which comprises: a piv time the parts reach the position of Fig. 2 the oted frame; a shaft on which said frame is car plug carrier will have reached its lowermost posi ried; an operating cam; an operative connection tion and be starting up again; frame I20 and its between said cam and said shaft to swing said carried parts will have reached the vertical posi 20 frame in one direction; means to swing said tion where the roller H5 is about to leave the frame in the opposite direction under control track H2; the “mold” will be closing and will of said cam; a ?nger-carrying shaft journalled be fully closed before roller I I5 leaves track H2. in said frame; at least one rigid ?nger on said On leaving the dotted position of Fig. 2, the roller ?nger-carrying shaft and adapted to receive a H5 leaves the track H2 whereupon the spring 25 jacket to be transferred; a bridge-frame freely I45 turns the shaft H3 counter clockwise to pivoted on said ?nger-carrying shaft; a spring ?nger carried by said bridge-frame to cooperate revert the jacket; as soon as the arm I26 strikes the stop I03 the ?nger H8 will be released from with said rigid ?nger; means for holding said the jacket and the jacket will be thrown into spring ?nger in gripping association with said the “mold” small end down (see full lines in 30 rigid ?nger; means at the jacket-receiving place for separating said ?ngers to receive a jacket Fig. 2). At the proper time the frame I20 swings back between them; means to hold the spring ?nger in to the position of Fig. 1 so that the ?ngers may the gripping position during a portion of the receive further jackets. travel from the receiving place to the delivering From the foregoing description taken in con place; and means for turning said bridge frame nection with the accompanying drawings it is thought the construction, operation and advan on approaching the delivering place to invert said ?ngers and release the jacket. tages of my invention will be clear to those skilled in the art. What I claim is: 1. In a machine of the character described: 4. In a machine of the character described wherein means are provided for receiving jackets at one place and delivering them at another a jacket transfer mechanism which includes a pivoted frame; means to move said frame back and forth on its pivot; a shaft journalled in said place, the improvement which comprises: a'piv oted frame; means to swing said frame from a jacket-receiving position to a jacket discharging position; a shaft journalled in said frame; a frame; a rigid ?nger secured to said shaft and 45 rigid ?nger on said shaft; a frame freely pivoted having a portion to enter the jacket; a member on said shaft; a spring ?nger carried by said free having a second ?nger freely pivoted to said ly pivoted frame to cooperate with said rigid shaft in cooperative relation to said rigid ?nger ?nger to grasp and hold a jacket; means con to engage the outside of the jacket; means con tinuously urging said ?ngers together; means at tinuously tending to move said second ?nger in said jacket-receiving position for separating said one direction; and an arm on said shaft having a cam-engageable member; and a cam-track for engagement by said cam-engaging member to hold said rigid ?nger in a position to receive and convey a jacket. 2. In a machine of the character described: a jacket transfer mechanism which includes a piv ?ngers to receive a jacket, the ?ngers grasping , the jacket on leaving said jacket-receiving posi tion; an arm on said shaft; a roller on said arm; a cam track engaged by said roller from the jacket-receiving position to adjacent the jacket discharging position; means operative when said roller leaves said cam track for turning said oted frame; means to move said frame back and shaft to turn over the jacket and means for forth on its pivot; a shaft journalled in said moving said ?ngers apart as the jacket discharg frame; a rigid ?nger secured to said shaft and (30 ing position is reached to release the over-turned having a portion to enter the jacket; a member jacket. having a second ?nger freely pivoted to said shaft MITCI-IEL GLASSNER.