Patents by Inventor Alain Colloud

Alain Colloud has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190299515
    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: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Marie-Bernard Bouffand, Alain Colloud, Philippe Reutenauer
  • 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.
  • 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: 20150321826
    Abstract: The invention pertains to self collapsable blow moulded plastic thin-walled PET bottle (1) manufactured by Injection moulding of a preform (100), as well as Stretching, Blowing and Moulding (ISBM) of said preform (100). Said container (1) having: a top part (2,3,4,5); a tubular body portion (6); and a bottom structure (7) opposite to the top part (2,3,4,5); preferably a bottle (1), notably for beverages, is characterized: a) in that it is self-collapsable during its emptying; b) in that it comprises at least two transversal grooves and/or ribs (6.1), preferably located in the tubular body portion (6), optionally with at least some of them being each equipped with at least 2, preferably at least 4, and more preferably between 4 and 8 collapse starters (6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Marie-Bernard Bouffand, Alain Colloud, Christine Gehringer, Agnieszka Jeziorska
  • Publication number: 20140199520
    Abstract: An injecting/blowing device includes a mold for injecting a thin-walled hollow preform capable of being transformed into a more voluminous hollow body. The mold includes a counter mold defining a cavity, a cure located in the cavity, and a preform impression located between the counter mold inner surface and the core which will receive the melt, at least two main preferential flow channels or at least two secondary preferential flow channels having a recessed zone at the surface of the core and the inner surface of the cavity. The main flow channels are located only at the impression zone corresponding to the zone for transforming the preform, and in the optional secondary flow channels are flow channels discontinuous from the main flow channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: SA DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN SAEME
    Inventors: Gilles Bertheol, Jean-Paul Besson, Alain Colloud
  • Patent number: 8691140
    Abstract: An injecting/blowing device includes a mold for injecting a thin-walled hollow preform capable of being transformed into a more voluminous hollow body. The mold includes a counter mold defining a cavity, a cure located in the cavity, and a preform impression located between the counter mold inner surface and the core which will receive the melt, at least two main preferential flow channels or at least two secondary preferential flow channels having a recessed zone at the surface of the core and the inner surface of the cavity. The main flow channels are located only at the impression zone corresponding to the zone for transforming the perform, and in the optional secondary flow channels are flow channels discontinuous from the main flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: SA des Eaux Minerales d'Evian Saeme
    Inventors: Gilles Bertheol, Jean-Paul Besson, Alain Colloud
  • Patent number: 8485375
    Abstract: A plastic bottle includes: a body which extends longitudinally along a central axis from the neck to the lower end thereof and which has a pre-determined thickness, and a base (2) including an apron (3) which is connected to the lower end of the body and which extends to a peripheral bearing area. In addition, a dome (7) extends from the peripheral bearing area to the apex (7a) located essentially on the central axis and grooves (9) extend radially between the apron and the dome, the grooves having a base line (9a). The direction of the base lines (9a) of the grooves forms a sharp angle with the direction tangential to the dome (7) at the point (9d) at which the base of the grooves (9) opens into the dome (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: SA des Eaux Minerales d'Evian SAEME
    Inventor: Alain Colloud
  • Publication number: 20120094043
    Abstract: An injecting/blowing device includes a mold for injecting a thin-walled hollow preform capable of being transformed into a more voluminous hollow body. The mold includes a counter mold defining a cavity, a cure located in the cavity, and a preform impression located between the counter mold inner surface and the core which will receive the melt, at least two main preferential flow channels or at least two secondary preferential flow channels having a recessed zone at the surface of the core and the inner surface of the cavity. The main flow channels are located only at the impression zone corresponding to the zone for transforming the perform, and in the optional secondary flow channels are flow channels discontinuous from the main flow channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: SA DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN SAEME
    Inventors: Gilles Bertheol, Alain Colloud, Jean-Paul Besson
  • Patent number: 8100687
    Abstract: The invention concerns an injecting/blowing device comprising at least one mold for injecting a thin-walled hollow preform capable of being transformed into a more voluminous hollow body by blowing, said mold including a counter mold defining the inner surface of the cavity, a cure located in the cavity and spaced apart from said inner surface, a preform impression located between the counter mold inner surface and the core, and which will receive the melt, at least two main preferential flow channels (CEP) optionally at least two secondary preferential flow channels (CEP), each CEP being delimited by at least one recessed zone at the surface of the core and the inner surface of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sa des Eaux Minerales d'Evian Saeme
    Inventors: Gilles Bertheol, Alain Colloud, Jean-Paul Besson
  • Patent number: 8091720
    Abstract: Plastic bottle including a body (9) extending along a central axis (Z) that includes a lower portion (3) with a substantially constant cross section; followed by a gripping portion (4); and terminated by an upper portion (5) with a substantially constant section and arranged to correspond with the cross section of the lower portion. The gripping portion (4) includes two globally plane gripping panels (41) arranged to be parallel to each other and to the central axis (Z) at a distance convenient for gripping with the hands. These panels have at least one reinforcing relief (44; 45) extending in a transverse plane, and are connected to each other by connecting panels (42) extending along the lower portion (3) and the upper portion (5), through rounded angles located at the circumferential ends of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: SA des Eaux Minerales d'Evian SAEME
    Inventor: Alain Colloud
  • Publication number: 20100230378
    Abstract: Plastic bottle including a body (9) extending along a central axis (Z) that includes a lower portion (3) with a substantially constant cross section; followed by a gripping portion (4); and terminated by an upper portion (5) with a substantially constant section and arranged to correspond with the cross section of the lower portion. The gripping portion (4) includes two globally plane gripping panels (41) arranged to be parallel to each other and to the central axis (Z) at a distance convenient for gripping with the hands. These panels have at least one reinforcing relief (44; 45) extending in a transverse plane, and are connected to each other by connecting panels (42) extending along the lower portion (3) and the upper portion (5), through rounded angles located at the circumferential ends of the panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: SA DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN SAEME
    Inventor: Alain Colloud
  • Publication number: 20100032404
    Abstract: A plastic bottle includes: a body which extends longitudinally along a central axis from the neck to the lower end thereof and which has a pre-determined thickness, and a base (2) including an apron (3) which is connected to the lower end of the body and which extends to a peripheral bearing area. In addition, a dome (7) extends from the peripheral bearing area to the apex (7a) located essentially on the central axis and grooves (9) extend radially between the apron and the dome, the grooves having a base line (9a). The direction of the base lines (9a) of the grooves forms a sharp angle with the direction tangential to the dome (7) at the point (9d) at which the base of the grooves (9) opens into the dome (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: SA DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN SAEME
    Inventor: Alain Colloud
  • Publication number: 20090220809
    Abstract: The invention concerns an injecting/blowing device comprising at least one mold for injecting a thin-walled hollow preform capable of being transformed into a more voluminous hollow body by blowing, said mold including a counter mold defining the inner surface of the cavity, a cure located in the cavity and spaced apart from said inner surface, a preform impression located between the counter mold inner surface and the core, and which will receive the melt, at least two main preferential flow channels (CEPP) optionally at least two secondary preferential flow channels (CEP), each CEP being delimited by at least one recessed zone at the surface of the core and the inner surface of the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: SA DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN SAEME
    Inventors: Gilles Bertheol, Alain Colloud, Jean-Paul Besson
  • Publication number: 20070257003
    Abstract: A bottle made of plastic material having a body extending along a central axis which comprises: a lower portion having a cross section with an essentially constant profile, followed by a gripping portion, and ending in an upper portion having a section with an essentially constant profile arranged in alignment with the profile of the section of the lower portion. The gripping portion comprises two globally plane gripping panels arranged parallel to one another and in relation to the central axis at a distance which is adapted for a hand taking. These panels have at least one reinforcing relief which extends in a transverse plane and are interconnected by connecting panels extending in continuation of the lower and upper portions by means of rounded corners located at the circumferential ends of the panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Applicant: SA DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN SAEME
    Inventor: Alain Colloud
  • 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: D813046
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Compagnie Gervais Danone
    Inventors: Tim Llewellyn, Dan Bowyer, Alain Colloud
  • 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