Patents Assigned to Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10549892
    Abstract: A plastic container and liquid dispenser apparatus includes a plastic container and a liquid dispenser. The plastic container includes a base portion, a body portion, an interior of the plastic container, and a dispenser opening. The liquid dispenser has a hollow cap and a pick-up tube. The liquid dispenser is disposed in the dispenser opening of the plastic container. The pick-up tube extends inside the body portion of the plastic container and is fixed to the hollow cap. Thus, the interior of the plastic container is in communication with the interior of the hollow cap through the pick-up tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle Fleischhacker
  • Patent number: 10518933
    Abstract: A stackable plastic container includes a base portion, a sidewall portion, and an upper portion. The base portion is configured to support the container, and includes an upwardly-extending central base portion and a base reinforcement formation. The sidewall portion extends upwardly from the base portion, and may include a sidewall reinforcement formation. The upper portion extends upwardly from the sidewall portion, and includes a shoulder portion, an angled portion, a neck portion, and a dispensing opening. The base portion may be configured to withstand hydrostatic pressure. A portion of the shoulder portion may be configured to flex downwardly in response to a top load force applied to the neck of the container. The upwardly extending central base portion may be configured to receive an upper portion of another container. With embodiments, in a stacked configuration, the upper portion of another container contacts the central base portion of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: James Christopher Dorn
  • Patent number: 10472118
    Abstract: A plastic container includes a neck portion, a sidewall portion, and a base including a support ring that extends downward and is configured to support the container on a support surface; a first base portion that extends upwardly from the support ring; a second base portion that extends downwardly from the first base portion; and a reentrant portion that extends upwardly from the second base portion. In embodiments, the container can hold carbonated contents and the sidewall portion may be substantially smooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Pedmo
  • Patent number: 10457437
    Abstract: A plastic container is provided that includes a hollow body portion including a lower supporting base portion; a sidewall portion extending upwardly from the base portion; and a neck portion extending upwardly from the sidewall portion. The neck portion includes a support flange having an upper and lower surface, threads, and a dispensing opening at the top of the neck portion. In embodiments, a closure may be provided to form an assembly. In embodiments, the container may be comprised of PET, the weight of the neck portion from the lower surface of the support flange to a top of the dispensing opening may be 2.3 grams or less, and/or the vertical distance from the top of the dispensing opening to the lower surface of the support flange may be 0.450 inches or less. A preform and method for making a container are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Darr, Edward V. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10400118
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to ink compositions for digital printing on an external surface of a plastic article. The ink compositions comprise an ink removal-promoting additive. In some aspects, the ink removal-promoting additive can facilitate the separation or loosening of the image from the external surface of the article when the image is exposed to a liquid-based solution at an elevated temperature. Also disclosed are recyclable plastic articles having an external surface with an image printed thereon using the disclosed ink composition and methods for removing cured ink from a plastic container. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Uptergrove, Jennifer L. Renner
  • Patent number: 10351692
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to oxygen scavenging molecules, compositions, methods of making the compositions, articles prepared from the compositions, and methods of making the articles. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Shenshen Li, Matthew J. Dauzvardis
  • Patent number: 10266299
    Abstract: A plastic preform is provided that includes a hollow body portion including a closed bottom portion, a lower portion extending upwardly from the bottom portion, and a neck portion extending upwardly from the lower portion. The neck portion includes a support flange having an upper and lower surface, a tamper-evident formation, threads, and a dispensing opening positioned at a top of the neck portion. In an embodiment, the weight of the neck portion is 2.3 grams or less; and/or the vertical distance from the top of the dispensing opening to the lower surface of the support flange, including the threads and the tamper-evident formation, is 0.500 inches or less. Containers and methods for molding preforms and making containers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Darr, Edward V. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10265899
    Abstract: A precursor for use in forming a multi-attribute pellet that includes virgin and recycled content is disclosed. The precursor may comprise a micro-pellet including recycled content. In embodiments, the micro-pellet may be in the range of about 300 pieces per gram to about 1200 pieces per gram. Embodiments of methods for forming precursors and methods for forming multi-attribute pellets are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: James Kulp, Thomas Busard, Craig Robel, Timothy Susalla
  • Patent number: 10214311
    Abstract: A plastic container includes a lower supporting base portion; a sidewall portion extending upwardly from the base portion; and a neck portion extending upwardly from the sidewall portion. The neck portion includes a tamper-evident formation, threads, and a dispensing opening at the top of the neck portion. In embodiments, a closure may be provided to form an assembly. In an embodiment, the weight of the neck portion is 2.3 grams or less; a vertical distance from the lower surface of the tamper-evident formation to a top of the dispensing opening is 0.30 or less; and/or the container may be filled with a beverage. In embodiments, the volume of the container may be at least 500 ml. A preform and method for making a container are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Darr, Edward V. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10214312
    Abstract: A plastic container is provided that includes a hollow body portion including a lower supporting base portion; a sidewall portion extending upwardly from the base portion; and a neck portion extending upwardly from the sidewall portion. The neck portion includes a support flange having an upper and lower surface, a tamper-evident formation, and a dispensing opening at the top of the neck portion. In embodiments, a closure may be provided to form an assembly. In embodiments, the container is comprised of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a volume of the container is at least 500 ml, and/or the weight of the neck portion is 2.3 grams or less. A preform and method for making a container are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Darr, Edward V. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10138327
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to oxygen scavenging polymer compositions, methods of making the compositions, articles prepared from the compositions, and methods of making the articles. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Girish N. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10125096
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds of the structure of formula I and II: where X is selected from the group consisting of O, S and NH; Y, A and B are independently selected from the group consisting of N and CH; D, E and F are independently selected from the group consisting of CH, N, O and S; the symbol - - - - represents a single or a double bond; and R1, R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, electron withdrawing groups and electron releasing groups. In other embodiments, the compounds are used as oxygen scavengers and in barrier compositions and articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PLASTIPAK PACKAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Girish Nilkanth Deshpande, Paul David Weipert, Michael W. Ensley
  • Patent number: 10059666
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to oxygen scavenging molecules, compositions, methods of making the compositions, articles prepared from the compositions, and methods of making the articles. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Girish N. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10040922
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to oxygen scavenging molecules, compositions comprising the molecules, and articles made from the compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: PLASTIPAK PACKAGING, INC.
    Inventor: Girish N. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10023345
    Abstract: A plastic container is provided that includes a lower supporting base portion; a sidewall portion extending upwardly from the base portion; a neck portion extending upwardly from the sidewall portion; and a closure. The neck portion includes a support flange having an upper and lower surface, threads, a tamper-evident formation, and a dispensing opening at the top of the neck portion. In an embodiment, the weight of the neck portion is 3.0 grams or less; and the vertical distance from the top of the dispensing opening to the lower surface of the support flange, including the threads and the tamper-evident formation, is 0.580 inches or less. A preform and method for making a container are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Darr, Edward V. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10011714
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are articles comprising polymer compositions that can provide a barrier to carbon dioxide diffusion. The disclosed polymer compositions can be utilized in packaging to retard or prevent the diffusion of carbon dioxide out of a carbonated liquid, inter alia, a carbonated soft drink. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Girish N. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 9896554
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to oxygen scavenging polymer compositions, methods of making the compositions, articles prepared from the compositions, and methods of making the articles. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: PLASTIPAK PACKAGING, INC.
    Inventor: Girish N. Deshpande
  • Patent number: D817182
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle Fleischhacker
  • Patent number: D854931
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Victoria Brown, Kyle Fleischhacker, Gary Ferguson
  • Patent number: D858291
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Victoria Brown, Kyle Fleischhacker, Gary Ferguson