Patents Assigned to Tekni-Plex, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10716927
    Abstract: A flexible polymeric tube comprising: an outer tubular wall layer comprised of a thermoplastic propylene-based elastomer (PBE) material, and, an innermost tubular layer comprised of a thermoplastic ethylene-based olefinic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip D. Bourgeois, Joseph E. Olsavsky
  • Patent number: 10646704
    Abstract: Tubing comprising an inner layer, an outer layer and a middle layer, wherein the inner layer comprises a polyethylene, the outer layer comprises a thermoplastic polyurethane and the middle layer comprises an ethylene ethyl acrylate copolymer or an ethylene methyl acrylate copolymer or an anhydride grafted ethylene methyl acrylate copolymer, a copolymer of two or more of the acrylate copolymers or a mixture of two or more thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip D. Bourgeois, Munish Shah
  • Patent number: 10647049
    Abstract: To guard against injury to persons engaging the trim edges of a hinged container, a protective flap extends from the lid on either end of the axial hinge. The flaps extend from the corners of the lid adjacent respective trim edges of the hinge. The flaps have a rounded bottom portion which is extended past the axial hinge line. The curved structure of the protective flaps helps to gently deflect objects, such as fingers, away from any sharply angled trim edges of the hinge, thereby guarding handlers from accidental injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Babu Kuruvilla, Mark A. Bergeron
  • Patent number: 10501248
    Abstract: Blister package having a novel pull tab construction that enables opening of each individual product cavity of the blister package. The pull tab is formed by breaking off a portion of a base substrate along a notched line that includes a series elongated severed portions extending completely through the thickness of the base substrate, separated by the unsevered (connected) portions. The notched line can be formed in the same mold that is used to form the recessed product cavity of the base substrate, thereby reducing the number of manufacturing steps and equipment, resulting in a significant cost savings during manufacture. The new notch line configuration eliminates the problems of the prior art with score depth achievement and consistency, while providing a reliable breakable line, and enable less brittle (non-PVC) polymers to be used. It also eliminates the problem with knife wear that prevented score depth achievement and consistency with non-PVC materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventor: Farid F. Ghiam
  • Patent number: 10472164
    Abstract: Tri-fold egg carton has a base and a cover each having a complementary matrix of egg receiving cells such that, when the cover is assembled on top of the base, the complementary cells encapsulate each egg in an individual cell pocket (see FIGS. 3-5). Each base cell and cover cell includes a central dome and first and second radially spaced apart circumferential hinges that surround the central dome, and lie radially inward of a lowermost standing ring, enabling the dome to move up and down above the plane of the standing ring (in the height direction of the closed carton) between multiple positions to accommodate jumbo eggs of varying dimensions (height and width) to hold them securely in their respective cell pocket. The base and cover further include full height cell posts with mating surfaces that engage in the assembled state. The carton further includes a lid which fits over the cover (of the assembled cover and base), in a secure and locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Bergeron, Babu Kuruvilla, Roger P. Lichtle
  • Patent number: 10421601
    Abstract: Processor tray for displaying tubular meat products in an arcuate configuration, and designed to help guide the packer to mold and place curved meat products in the tray. The filled tray is wrapped in film, and the configuration of the filled tray maintains the film taut to avoid leakage. The tray includes a rectangular upper shaped cavity, and a plurality of curved recessed pockets extend below the upper cavity to define a lower cavity. The tray is designed to provide structural rigidity that resists warping and breakage, thus enabling the overwrapped tray to be handled, shipped, and displayed with minimal leakage or breakage. In some embodiments the tray includes features that facilitate de-nesting of a stack of empty trays, and is adapted to facilitate movement of the wrapped package on a moving conveyor line. The tray is easy to manufacture and provides a lightweight and cost effective packaging product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Bergeron, Babu Kuruvilla
  • Patent number: 10329058
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for forming a hinge in a thermoformed container, such as an egg carton, and the resulting container. The hinge is formed in the mold, by severing a thermoformed container along the length of a hinge line, with the exception of plurality of spaced connecting membranes that are not severed. The alternating severed portions and connecting membranes are referred to herein as a notched hinge connection. The width, depth, and location of the connecting membranes can be adjusted so the hinge area is strong enough to withstand multiple openings during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Tekni Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Babu Kuruvilla, Richard L. Ramirez, Mark A. Bergeron
  • Patent number: 10227157
    Abstract: A plastic egg carton having features that enable aligning and stacking of multiple cartons for transport, and providing easy-to-view print and labeling areas in multiple directions. In one embodiment, the egg carton has a unique lid including a flat diagonal stacking panel (also referred to as a diagonal lid panel) that extends between two opposing corners of the rectangular shaped carton. The top wall of the diagonal lid panel can receive labeling or printing. The diagonal lid panel also includes a sidewall extending downwardly from the top wall toward a bottom perimeter edge of the lid, the sidewall having at each of the two opposing corners at least one flat side panel that can also receive printing or labeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: TEKNI-PLEX, INC.
    Inventors: Babu Kuruvilla, Roger Lichtle, Mark A. Bergeron, Robert Andrew Eberle, Oleg Berger
  • Patent number: 10099846
    Abstract: Plastic egg cartons having mating cell and lid posts for improved egg protection. The carton has a base tray and hinged lid, the tray including a plurality of cells for receiving individual eggs, and the tray having a plurality of cell posts each formed at an intersection of four adjacent cells as an extension of the sidewalls of the four adjacent cells. Preferable, each cell post has four generally planar ramp surfaces, one disposed respectively on each of the four sidewall extensions. The lid has a plurality of lid posts for mating with the cell posts when the lid is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Ramirez, Mark A. Bergeron, Roger P. Lichtle
  • Patent number: 10011415
    Abstract: Packing tray for protecting fragile hollow conical objects, such as conical ice cream cones, which allows a stack of such conical objects to be held securely in a pocket of the packing tray, and which allows a plurality of stacked trays and objects to be packaged in cartons. The packing tray is a plastic foam sheet having a top wall and one or more recessed elongated pockets extending downwardly from the top wall, each pocket holding a stack of conical objects. Each pocket includes a floating bottom and flexible and fluted sidewall pleats for dissipating exterior applied forces and snugly engaging a stack of cones held in the pocket, thereby improving product protection, in a relatively low cost and lighter weight construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Bergeron, Babu Kuruvilla
  • Patent number: D814929
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Bergeron, Babu Kuruvilla
  • Patent number: D826644
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: TEKNI-PLEX, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Bergeron, Darren Hoffman
  • Patent number: D834952
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Babu Kuruvilla, Roger Lichtle, Mark A. Bergeron, Robert Andrew Eberle, Oleg Berger
  • Patent number: D847629
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Bergeron, Babu Kuruvilla, Roger Lichtle, Phil Laughlin
  • Patent number: D853794
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A Bergeron, Babu Kuruvilla
  • Patent number: D853795
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Bergeron, Babu Kuruvilla
  • Patent number: D864668
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A Bergeron, Babu Kuruvilla
  • Patent number: D871930
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Babu Kuruvilla, Mark A. Bergeron
  • Patent number: D877626
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Bergeron, Babu Kuruvilla, Roger P. Lichtle
  • Patent number: D894758
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A Bergeron, Babu Kuruvilla, Roger Lichtle