Patents Assigned to Westvaco Corporation
  • Publication number: 20100326999
    Abstract: A container includes a base portion (31), a lid portion (32), and a hinge portion (33). The hinge portion connects the base portion to the lid portion. The lid portion and/or base portion are movable about the hinge portion between an open configuration and a closed configuration. A literature receiving area (46) is provided therein which extends across the hinge portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: MEAD WESTVACO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter A. Farrar, Anthony H. Fraser
  • Publication number: 20100193397
    Abstract: A container with child-resistant fastening means, the container comprising base (31), a lid (32), and a hinge (33) connecting the base (31) to the lid (32) and about which the lid (32) is movable between an open position and a closed position, the fastening means comprising first interlocking means (31A, 32A) for resisting opening movement of the lid (31) in a first direction (D) relative to the base portion (31) and which is releasable upon relative movement between the lid (32) and base (31) in a second direction (B), and second interlocking means (31B) which resist relative movement of the lid (32) and base (31) in the second direction (B) and which is releasable upon pressure (C) being applied to release means (42A, 42B) in two spaced apart locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: MEAD WESTVACO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter A. Farrar, Anthony H. Fraser
  • Publication number: 20100181335
    Abstract: A dispenser for housing at least one blister pack (comprising a generally planar face on one side thereof and one or more blisters on the opposite side thereof), the dispenser comprising a base portion, a lid portion, and a hinge portion connecting the base portion to the lid portion and about which the lid portion and/or base portion are movable between an open configuration and a closed configuration, e.g. in the form of an openable clamshell. The base portion and/or the lid portion has locating means for locating a blister pack within the dispenser and the locating means are adapted to enable sliding of the blister pack relative thereto in a direction substantially parallel to said planar face thereof between a storage position and at least one dispensing position. Preferred embodiments of the dispenser have ‘senior-friendly’ features and child resistant features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: MEAD WESTVACO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter A. Farrar, Anthony H. Fraser
  • Publication number: 20100163561
    Abstract: A dispensing container (300) includes a cavity (110) for storing products (310), an inner wall (122), and an outer wall (200). Each of the inner wall (122) and the outer wall (200) include an opening (130, 220). The inner wall (122) and the outer wall (200) can be positioned relative to one another such that the openings (130, 220) align or misalign. The dispensing container (300) is thereby placed in an open condition or a closed condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: MEAD WESTVACO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy D. Mowery, John A. Gelardi
  • Publication number: 20100112300
    Abstract: A photocurable material having a microfluidic endoskeleton constructed in a flexible polymeric slab is disclosed. The flexible polymeric slab comprises a first flexible polymeric sheet with microchannel network embedded thereon and a second flexible polymeric sheet sealed to the first flexible polymeric sheet. The microchannel network is filled with a photocurable fluid that may be solidified upon exposure to an activated light to create a rigid endoskeleton within the slab. The flexible polymeric sheet may be polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). The process allows preserving a user-defined shape by illumination of the material. The disclosed photocured shaped PDMS slab with microfluidic skeleton has enhanced tensile stress-strain properties, elastomeric modulus and bending modulus compared to the PDMS slab without the photocured microfluidic skeleton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: MEAD WESTVACO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Orlin D. Velev, Frederick J. Renk, Suk Tai Chang, Garrett Swindlehurst, Robert Odell Bradley, IV
  • Publication number: 20090218362
    Abstract: A package comprising an outer sleeve with an inner void having a push-release locking mechanism positioned therein, and a tray for receiving articles that is pivotally connected to the outer sleeve, in which the push-release locking mechanism includes a means for locking and a means for spring loading, each located between the tray and the outer sleeve; and a method for releasing the tray from the outer sleeve, are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: Mead Westvaco Corporation
    Inventor: John A. Gelardi
  • Publication number: 20090061395
    Abstract: A drawing sheet assembly including a drawing sheet and a plurality of dots printed on the sheet. The dots have a differing optical property relative to each other. The drawing sheet assembly further includes a sequence guide configured guide a user to connect the dots in a particular sequence such that when a user connects the plurality of dots in accordance with the sequence guide a drawing or part of a drawing is created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: MEAD WESTVACO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toni M. Schulken
  • Publication number: 20090064213
    Abstract: A container to hold optical disk media is described, incorporating disc locking arms to loosely retain discs when the container is open, and securely retain discs when the container is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: Mead Westvaco Corporation
    Inventor: John A. Gelardi
  • Publication number: 20080283599
    Abstract: Methods, storage media, and systems for assigning priority to reader antennae are disclosed. In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the invention, reader antennae identify the location of an object by detecting a tag or other identifier associated with each object. Sensors can be provided to provide additional information regarding the environment of the objects or their surroundings. A priority order is assigned to the reader antennae based on the location and other characteristics of the objects and/or their environment. A polling sequence for reading the reader antennae is determined according to the priority order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: MEAD WESTVACO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul B. Rasband, Donald G. Bauer, Richard J. Campero
  • Publication number: 20080236389
    Abstract: The present invention relates to adsorbent honeycomb monoliths and other porous monoliths impregnated with alkaline and/or caustic salts of alkaline metal or alkaline earth metal. The impregnated monoliths have high adsorption capacity and low flow resistance, yet with minimized flammability, suitable for use in removal of acidic, malodorous and/or harmful gases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: Mead Westvaco Corporation
    Inventors: William B. Leedy, Jack F. Eichelsbacher, Thomas H. Shelton
  • Patent number: 7157620
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for the transformation and regeneration of transformed embryogenic tissue of coniferous plants. In particular, the invention relates to improved methods for transforming embryogenic tissue of coniferous plants and for regenerating transformed embryogenic tissue of coniferous plants. The invention is well suited to the transformation and regeneration of transformed embryogenic tissue of plants of the subgenus Pinus of pines and hybrids thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Mead Westvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Marie B. Connett-Porceddu, Heather J. Gladfelter, Jon E. Gulledge, Ryan R. McCormack
  • Publication number: 20040121173
    Abstract: This invention relates to polymer blend compositions and the process for preparing the same. In particular, the invention relates to novel blends of cationic polymers and anionic polymers which exhibit properties that make them useful as coatings for various substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Applicant: Westvaco Corporation, a corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventor: Jean Caprice St. Arnauld
  • Patent number: 6752272
    Abstract: A two-piece package for housing and dispensing a unit dose product. The product to be dispensed is contained on an internal slide card that is removably and lockably engaged within an outer sleeve. The package sleeve includes an exterior panel having an inner pocket for accommodating an insert. This package may include additional features that provide a child resistant and user-friendly dosing means that can be opened and closed numerous times while in use, then disposed of when the all the unit doses are exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Mead Westvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Brad A. Jones, Meredith M. Karow, Mohan Sasthav
  • Patent number: 6749551
    Abstract: A container body with a container opening and a flap partially secured to the container body and completely covering the container opening is disclosed. The flap is secured to the container by a hinge or fold line and formed from the same substrate as the container body. The container body contains a first magnetic region adjacent to and surrounding the perimeter of the container opening. The flap contains a second magnetic region aligned with and opposite the container body's first magnetic region. The first and second magnetic regions are magnetically attracted to each other. The flap is held in a closed position by magnetic attraction between the flap's magnetic region and the container body's magnetic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Mead Westvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Paul Metzler, Mark Anthony Stanton
  • Publication number: 20040044124
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel rosin-fatty acid vinylic polymer compositions and the process for preparing them. In particular, the invention relates to novel rosin-fatty acid vinylic polymer compositions that exhibit properties which make them useful as components of paper sizes, as components of coatings, and as support resins for producing polymer latices that can be employed in formulating water-based coatings and inks. More particularly, these rosin-fatty acid vinylic polymer compositions are mixtures that are produced by the addition polymerization reaction of vinylic monomers in the presence of saturated fatty acids, hydrogenated dimer acids, hydrogenated rosins, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Applicant: Westvaco Corporation
    Inventors: G. Frederick Hutter, Marc S. Moisa
  • Publication number: 20040010080
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel carboxylic acid-modified vinylic polymeric compositions and the process for preparing them. In particular, the invention relates to novel carboxylic acid-modified vinylic polymeric compositions which exhibit properties that make them useful as support resins for producing polymer latices which can be employed in the formulation of various water-based coatings and inks, particularly flexographic inks. More particularly, these carboxylic acid-modified vinylic polymeric compositions are produced by the addition polymerization reaction of vinylic monomers in the presence of dimer acids, trimer acids, dimerized rosins, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Applicant: Westvaco Corporation
    Inventors: G. Frederick Hutter, Alexander John Conte
  • Publication number: 20030230382
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improvement in the art of making high pressure laminated materials utilizing kraft paper. More particularly, the invention relates to an improved method of releasing from one another in a press pack a plurality of heat and pressure consolidated resin impregnated laminates, which method comprises utilizing, as a release sheet, a cellulosic-based paper substrate to which an aqueous solution of water-soluble multivalent salt (or salts) is applied during formation of the substrate, and wherein the substrate is subsequently coated after formation on at least one side salt-treated side with a film of a salt of alginic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Applicants: Westvaco Corporation, a corporation of the state of Delaware
    Inventors: Paul John Zuraw, Kerry Elizabeth Robinson, Robert Charles Streisel, Ronald Duane Allen, Francis Peter Lowry
  • Publication number: 20030215604
    Abstract: This invention concerns cationic core-shell particles having a polymeric core component and a polymeric shell component disposed generally about said core, wherein said shell contains a stabilizer that is covalently bonded to the polymeric shell component. More particularly, the invention concerns the use of these core-shell particles in formulating ink jet receptive coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Applicant: Westvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Gamini S. Samaranayake
  • Publication number: 20030209498
    Abstract: This application discloses a method for enhanced removal of chloramines from a fluid media by contacting said media with a catalytic activated carbon. The catalytic activated carbons used in the present invention may be prepared from carbon materials that have been contacted or otherwise exposed to nitrogen-containing compounds at temperatures above 700° C., and preferably are in the form of a solid carbon block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Applicant: Westvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick Stanley Baker, Jane Fiona Byrne
  • Patent number: D493104
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Mead Westvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Jason A. Block