Patents Assigned to Societe Anonyme des Eaux Minerales d'Evian
  • Patent number: 10894626
    Abstract: The side wall, extending below a shoulder of the thermoplastic bottle, has a gripping portion formed substantially in the middle of the bottle body and includes a first line and a second line each defined in a vertical symmetry plane. The second line has a second point at minimal distance ds2 between the side wall and the central axis, while the first line has a first point at minimal distance dsl between the first line and the central axis. For these particular points in the gripping portion: ·ds2<ds1·hs1<hs2 A thick portion is provided at and above the second point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignees: COMPAGNIE GERVAIS DANONE, SOCIETE ANONYME DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN ET EN ABRÉGÉ “S.A.E.M.E”
    Inventors: Frédéric Chivrac, Alex James Orchard, Jean-Paul Besson
  • Patent number: 10745181
    Abstract: Packaging comprising: a bottle at least partially transparent, a lighting system placed on the bottle in such a way as to emit a beam of light in a direction of lighting parallel to a central axis of the bottle, a covering film covering at least part of an exterior surface of a lateral wall of the bottle, the covering film comprising at least locally a decoration designed to be back-lit by the beam of light spreading through the liquid, the decoration comprising a plurality of decorative zones, each decorative zone having a degree of illumination, the plurality of decorative zones comprising at least one first contrast zone and at least one second contrast zone, the first contrast zone having a degree of illumination at least 5% lower than the degree of illumination of the second contrast zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ ANONYME DES EAUX MINÉRALES D'EVIAN ET EN ABRÉGÉ “S.A.E.M.E”
    Inventors: Germano Duarte Da Cal, Stéphane Mikolajczyk
  • Patent number: 10737426
    Abstract: A method of making a bottle (1) made of at least one thermoplastic polymer of at least one FuranDiCarboxylic Acid (FDCA) monomer and at least one diol monomer, comprising the steps of: providing a preform, placing the preform in a mold, blowing the preform to form the bottle (1) comprising an envelop (2) defining a housing, wherein, at the step of blowing the preform, the mold is heated at a temperature greater than or equal to 50° C., preferably comprised between 50° C. and 100° C., more preferably between 65° C. and 85° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SOCIETE ANONYME DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN et en abrege, “S.A.E.M.E”
    Inventors: Francoise Poulat, Philippe Reutenauer
  • Patent number: 10265897
    Abstract: Cap (1) for closing a container comprising a neck delimiting an opening, said cap (1) extending along a central axis (A) and comprising: a body part (2) molded from a thermoplastic material and including a top wall (5) and a skirt (15), a grip part (30) overmolded at least partly around the central axis (A), onto a part of the body part (2), from a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) which is softer than the thermoplastic material of the body part (2), wherein the grip part (30) is overmolded only onto a part of an outer surface (18) of the skirt (15), the grip portion being delimited along the central axis (A) by a top edge (32) arranged at a distance from the top wall (5), and a bottom edge (31) spaced apart from the top edge (32) towards a free end (16) of the skirt (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SOCIETE ANONYME DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN et en abrégé “S.A.M.E”
    Inventors: Christine Gehringer, Michel Roussy
  • Publication number: 20180355100
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) polymer comprising:—diacid units derived from diacid compounds, said diacid units comprising: a) from 92.50 mol % to 97.75 mol % of terephthalic units derived from terephthalic acid (TA) or an ester thereof, and b) from 2.25 mol % to 7.50 mol % of 2,5-FDCA units derived from 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (2,5-FDCA) or an ester thereof, and—diol units derived from diol compound(s), said diol units comprising monoethylene glycol units derived from monoethylene glycol (MEG), as well as to a method to prepare such a PET polymer. The invention relates also to the use of a 2,5-FDCA compound selected from 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (2,5-FDCA) and esters thereof as an anti-crystallization comonomer in a PET polymer. The invention relates also to a bio-based PET polymer in which the anti-crystallisation comonomer is bio-based.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: SOCIETE ANONYME DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN ET EN ABRÉGÉ "S.A.E.M.E"
    Inventors: Françoise POULAT, Philippe REUTENAUER
  • Patent number: 10071840
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cap for closing the neck finish of a container—preferably a bottle—suitable for containing water or other liquids for human consumption (generically drinking water hereafter). For improving the possibilities of decoration/of marking the cap, this latter comprises: a top wall (2); an annular skirt (3) extending downward from the top wall (2) and having a bottom edge (4); reversible opening/closing means (5) of the cap (1) on the neck finish of the container, said means (5) being preferably screw thread means (5) located inside the cap (1), and more preferably on the inner face of the skirt (3); at least one decoration element (7); wherein: i. the top wall (2) is dug out with at least one dimple (5), preferably one dimple (5), more preferably a circular dimple (5); ii. at least one insert (6), preferably one (over)-molded insert (6), more preferably a disc (6), is designed to fill at least partially the dimple (5); iii.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SOCIETE ANONYME DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN, “S.A.E.M.E”
    Inventor: Michel Roussy
  • Patent number: 9828166
    Abstract: A blow molded bottle (1): a) which is self-collapsible during its emptying; b) which comprises at least two transversal grooves and/or ribs (6.1), preferably located in the tubular body portion (6), equipped with collapse starters (6.2); c) wherein the mean wall thickness (Tmean) of the tubular body portion (6) is—in an increasing order of preference—less than or equal to 200; 180; 160; 150 ?m; preferably comprised between 65 and 150; and more preferably comprised between 90 and 130 ?m. The invention also discloses a method, a preform (100) and a mold for the manufacture of the aforementioned container by blow molding. The invention also discloses a method for bottling liquid into the bottles (1), a method for dispensing the liquid, a dispenser for implementing the method and a method for packing the thin-walled bottles, in view of storage and transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: SOCIETE ANONYME DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN et en abrégé “S.A.E.M.E.”
    Inventors: Marie-Bernard Bouffand, Alain Colloud, Christine Gehringer, Agnieszka Jeziorska, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9713897
    Abstract: A preform, which makes it possible to obtain PEF containers (bottles) having the awaited properties, notably mechanical, by an industrial injection stretch blow molding process, is of made of a thermoplastic PEF polymer of 2,5-FuranDiCarboxylic Acid (2,5-FDCA) monomer and monoethylene glycol (MEG) monomer and comprises a neck end 2, a neck support ring 3, and a closed tubular body portion 4. The preform is designed so as to produce, by injection stretch blow-molding, a container, the axial stretch ratio of which is greater than or equal to its hoop stretch ratio. Also provided is a plastic container 10, preferably a bottle, obtained by injection stretch blow-molding of PEF preform, the bottle 10 having an axial stretch ratio greater than or equal to the hoop stretch ratio. A method for manufacturing the bottle 10 is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: SOCIETE ANONYME DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN et en abrégé “S.A.E.M.E”
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Besson, Marie-Bernard Bouffand, Philippe Reutenauer
  • Patent number: 9695276
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a bio-PET polymer comprising the following steps: Step A) providing at least one diacid compound, comprising a terephtalate compound; Step B) providing at least one diol compound, comprising monoethylene glycol; wherein —at least one of the terephtalate compound and/or the monoethylene glycol is obtained from at least one bio-based material, and —at least one of the diacid compound and/or the diol compound further comprises at least one crystallization retarding compound; and Step C) copolymerizing a mixture of the diacid compound and the diol compound to obtain a bio-PET polymer comprising diacid units and diol units, comprising up to 7.5 mol % of unit(s) corresponding to the at least one crystallization retarding compound, based on the total number of moles of diacid units contained in the bio-PET.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: SOCIETE ANONYME DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN et en abrégé“S.A.E.M.E.”
    Inventor: Françoise Poulat
  • Publication number: 20170001779
    Abstract: The invention concerns a packaging set (1-100) of two plastic PET bottles (2a-2b), bundled by a heat retracted plastic sleeve 4, wherein a promotional article 3 is nested in a central recess which is formed by the gathering of two recesses 14, which are respectively designed in the wall of the bottles (2a-2b) of the packaging set 1. At least part of both recesses (14) of bottles (2a-2b), particularly the back of each recess (14) is in contact with the article (3), as the two bottles (2a-2b) are maintained compressed against each other by means of the heat retracted sleeve (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: SOCIETE ANONYME DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN EN ABRÈGÈ
    Inventors: Germano DUARTE DA CAL, Alain COLLOUD, Jean-Paul BESSON
  • Publication number: 20160009015
    Abstract: A bottle (1) comprising an envelop (2) defining a housing, said bottle being molded from at least one thermoplastic polymer of at least one FuranDiCarboxylic Acid (FDCA) monomer, preferably 2,5-FuranDiCarboxylic Acid (2,5-FDCA) monomer, and at least one diol monomer, preferably monoethylene glycol (MEG) monomer, wherein the envelop is provided with at least one imprint (10a, 10b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: SOCIETE ANONYME DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN S.A.E.M.E
    Inventors: Marie-Bernard BOUFFAND, Alain COLLOUD, Philippe REUTENAUER
  • Publication number: 20150336320
    Abstract: A method of making a bottle (1) made of at least one thermoplastic polymer of at least one FuranDiCarboxylic Acid (FDCA) monomer and at least one diol monomer, comprising the steps of: providing a preform, placing the preform in a mold, blowing the preform to form the bottle (1) comprising an envelop (2) defining a housing, wherein, at the step of blowing the preform, the mold is heated at a temperature greater than or equal to 50° C., preferably comprised between 50° C. and 100° C., more preferably between 65° C. and 85° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: SOCIETE ANONYME DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN et en abrege, "S.A.E.M.E"
    Inventors: Françoise POULAT, Philippe REUTENAUER
  • Publication number: 20150151869
    Abstract: A blow moulded plastic bottle includes a neck, a shoulder, a tubular body portion, and an integral bottom structure including: a terminal curved portion, an internal axially inwardly directed dome, and an (annular) base joining the terminal curved portion to the dome; wherein: a spline comprises a flat part in the base plane (Pb) onto the bottle rests when it stands up; the height (h1) between (Pb) and the apex of the dome, the height (h2) between (Pb) and the spline diametral median plane (Pd) which is in the middle of the spline (17) and which is parallel to (Pb), and the maximum external diameter (Dm) of the tubular body portion, being so that [(h1)/(Dm)]*100 is comprised between 14.0 and 16.0% and (h1)<(h2)?3.5(h1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicants: SOCIETE ANONYME DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN, ENVASADORAS DEAGUAS EN MEXICO, S. DE R.L. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Jorge Alejandro Gil Dominguez, Isabelle Fandeux, Vincent Loisel
  • Patent number: D577999
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Societe Anonyme des Eaux Minerales d'Evian
    Inventor: Erwann Pivert
  • Patent number: D585294
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Societe Anonyme des Eaux Minerales D'evian
    Inventor: Laurent Hainaut
  • Patent number: D668157
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Societe Anonyme des Eaux Minerales d'Evian
    Inventor: Alain Colloud
  • Patent number: D705660
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Societe Anonyme des Eaux Minerales d'Evian
    Inventor: Alain Colloud
  • Patent number: D710707
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Societe Anonyme des Eaux Minerales d'Evian
    Inventor: Alain Colloud
  • Patent number: D726023
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Societe Anonyme des Eaux Minerales d'Evian
    Inventor: M. Frédéric Jouin
  • Patent number: D898575
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SOCIETE ANONYME DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN
    Inventors: Jean-Baptiste Tanchette, Alain Colloud