Patents by Inventor Benjamin Jacob Clare

Benjamin Jacob Clare 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).

  • Patent number: 10131468
    Abstract: A method of forming a flexible container can include folding a web or sheet to define one or more gussets in one or more regions of the flexible container. The gusset can be a continuous gusset or can be an interrupted gusset, having a seal disposed in the gusset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Tadayoshi Ishihara, Joseph Craig Lester, Marc Richard Bourgeois, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Benjamin Jacob Clare, Scott Kendyl Stanley, Lee Mathew Arent, Jun You, Andrew Paul Rapach, Charles John Berg, Jr., Kory Adam Gunnerson
  • Patent number: 10131457
    Abstract: A method of expanding a structural support volume of a flexible container can include dispensing a cryogenic fluid into at least one structural support volume and sealing the at least one structural support volume such that it has a closed volume prior to complete conversion of the cryogenic fluid into a gas and expansion of the structural support volume to a pressurized state. The flexible container includes a product volume and at least a portion of the structural support volume extends into the product volume when the structural support volume is expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marc Richard Bourgeois, Benjamin Jacob Clare, Joseph Craig Lester, Tadayoshi Ishihara, Scott Kendyl Stanley, Jun You, Donald Joseph Cox
  • Publication number: 20180312286
    Abstract: In methods of making disposable, flexible containers for fluent products, methods of sealing the flexible containers when such containers include expansion materials, are disclosed. The methods include forming a partially completed container blank that has layers of flexible materials. The layered structure includes a first space for a fluent product, and a second space for an expansion material. The methods of sealing the flexible containers include adding an expansion material into the second space and pressing parts of at least some of the layers together to close off the second space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph Craig LESTER, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Jun YOU, Mark Levandoski
  • Publication number: 20180312283
    Abstract: Methods of opening and adding expansion materials to containers made from flexible materials. The methods involve forming a partially completed container blank that may have four layers of flexible materials. The partially completed container blank may be opened by separating a portion of the first layer from a portion of the second layer by bending portions of the second, third, and fourth layers toward a first direction; and dosing the partially completed container blank, by adding an expansion material out of a dispenser and into a space disposed between a portion of the first layer and a portion of the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Jun YOU, Kunie KOLB, Joseph Craig LESTER, Benjamin Jacob CLARE
  • Publication number: 20180297725
    Abstract: In a method of making disposable, flexible containers for fluent products, methods of opening the flexible containers are disclosed, including methods of opening multi-layer structures to enable filling of fluent product(s). The methods may include opening a partially complete container blank made of three or more layers by separating a portion of one layer from a portion of another layer by bending portions of all of the layers outward toward a first direction; and then bending portions of at some of the layers outward toward a second direction that is within 20 degrees of opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Marc Richard Bourgeois, Tadayoshi ISHIHARA, Jun YOU, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Joseph Craig LESTER, Mark LEVANDOSKI
  • Publication number: 20180257836
    Abstract: Flexible containers with graphics illustrating rigid containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Kenneth Stephen McGUIRE, Lee Mathew ARENT, Victoria Anne BORCHERT, Joseph Craig LESTER, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Philip Andrew SAWIN
  • Publication number: 20180237172
    Abstract: Methods of making flexible containers that include structural support frames, including methods for sealing such containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph Craig LESTER, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Tadayoshi ISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20180236741
    Abstract: Methods of making vents in containers made from flexible materials, including forming vent openings in a first flexible material, forming vent stand-offs on a second flexible material, and combining the flexible materials to form a vent passage for the flexible container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Mason HARGETT, Michael Paul HAUSFELD, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Joseph Craig LESTER, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Richard Matthew GIACHETTO, Tadayoshi ISHIHARA, Gavin John BROAD
  • Patent number: 9981759
    Abstract: A method of filling a product volume of a flexible container that includes a product volume and a structural support volume that at least partially extends into the product volume can include filling the product volume with product and applying an external force to the product volume and sealing the product volume to reduce a product receiving volume of the product volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marc Richard Bourgeois, Tadayoshi Ishihara, Joseph Craig Lester, Benjamin Jacob Clare, Jun You, Scott Kendyl Stanley
  • Publication number: 20180079574
    Abstract: Non-durable self-supporting flexible containers with easily variable sizing. Line ups of flexible containers have similar sizes, shapes, and constructions, but hold differing amounts of fluent product at unexpected fill heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Tadayoshi ISHIHARA, Joseph Craig LESTER, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Richard Matthew GIACHETTO, Gavin John BROAD, Scott Kendyl STANLEY, Kenneth Stephen McGUIRE, Lee Mathew ARENT, Jun YOU, Charles John BERG, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170313495
    Abstract: A non-durable flexible container can include a first film wall including a first portion comprising at least one first structural support member defined in the first film wall, and a second portion that is free of a structural support member. The container can further include a second film wall including at least one second structural support member defined in the second film wall, wherein at least a portion of the first structural support member is adjacent to at least a portion of the second structural support member to define a seam region, and a side of the seam region defines an edge of the non-durable flexible container. The container can also include a closed produce volume defined between first and second film walls; and a seam projecting outwardly from the seam region at an intersection of the first and second film walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Charles John Berg, JR., Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Lee Mathew Arent, Benjamin Jacob Clare, Marc Richard Bourgeois, Tadayoshi Ishihara, Joseph Craig Lester, Andrew Paul Rapach
  • Patent number: 9731889
    Abstract: A non-durable flexible container can include a first film wall including a first portion comprising at least one first structural support member defined in the first film wall, and a second portion that is free of a structural support member. The container can further include a second film wall including at least one second structural support member defined in the second film wall, wherein at least a portion of the first structural support member is adjacent to at least a portion of the second structural support member to define a seam region, and a side of the seam region defines an edge of the non-durable flexible container. The container can also include a closed produce volume defined between first and second film walls; and a seam projecting outwardly from the seam region at an intersection of the first and second film walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Charles John Berg, Jr., Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Lee Mathew Arent, Benjamin Jacob Clare, Marc Richard Bourgeois, Tadayoshi Ishihara, Joseph Craig Lester, Andrew Paul Rapach
  • Patent number: 9694942
    Abstract: Non-durable self-supporting flexible containers with easily variable sizing. Line ups of flexible containers have similar sizes, shapes, and constructions, but hold differing amounts of fluent product at unexpected fill heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Tadayoshi Ishihara, Lee Mathew Arent, Jun You, Joseph Craig Lester, Benjamin Jacob Clare, Marc Richard Bourgeois, Charles John Berg, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160325518
    Abstract: Methods of forming flexible containers having gussets formed by Z-folding then V-folding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Tadayoshi ISHIHARA, Joseph Craig LESTER, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Kenneth Stephen McGUIRE, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Scott Kendyl STANLEY, Lee Mathew ARENT, Jun YOU, Andrew Paul RAPACH, Charles John BERG, JR., Kory Adam GUNNERSON
  • Publication number: 20160176582
    Abstract: Non-durable self-supporting flexible containers with easily variable sizing. Line ups of flexible containers have similar sizes, shapes, and constructions, but hold differing amounts of fluent product at unexpected fill heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth Stephen McGUIRE, Scott Kendyl STANLEY, Tadayoshi ISHIHARA, Lee Mathew ARENT, Jun YOU, Joseph Craig LESTER, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Charles John BERG, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160176597
    Abstract: Non-durable self-supporting flexible containers with easily variable sizing. Line ups of flexible containers have similar sizes, shapes, and constructions, but hold differing amounts of fluent product at unexpected fill heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Tadayoshi ISHIHARA, Joseph Craig LESTER, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Richard Matthew GIACHETTO, Gavin John BROAD, Scott Kendyl STANLEY, Kenneth Stephen McGUIRE, Lee Mathew ARENT, JR., Jun YOU, Charles John BERG, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160176584
    Abstract: Non-durable self-supporting flexible containers with easily variable sizing. Line ups of flexible containers have similar sizes, shapes, and constructions, but hold differing amounts of fluent product at unexpected fill heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Tadayoshi ISHIHARA, Joseph Craig LESTER, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Richard Matthew GIACHETTO, Gavin John BROAD, Scott Kendyl STANLEY, Kenneth Stephen McGUIRE, Lee Mathew ARENT, JR., Jun YOU, Charles John BERG, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160176578
    Abstract: Non-durable self-supporting flexible containers with easily variable sizing. Line ups of flexible containers have similar sizes, shapes, and constructions, but hold differing amounts of fluent product at unexpected fill heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl STANLEY, Kenneth Stephen McGUIRE, Tadayoshi ISHIHARA, Lee Mathew ARENT, Jun YOU, Joseph Craig LESTER, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Charles John BERG, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160176583
    Abstract: Non-durable self-supporting flexible containers with easily variable sizing. Line ups of flexible containers have similar sizes, shapes, and constructions, but hold differing amounts of fluent product at unexpected fill heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Tadayoshi ISHIHARA, Joseph Craig LESTER, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Richard Matthew GIACHETTO, Gavin John BROAD, Scott Kendyl STANLEY, Kenneth Stephen McGUIRE, Lee Mathew ARENT, JR., Jun YOU, Charles John BERG, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160004792
    Abstract: A method for designing a product processing apparatus. The method includes: providing a design of a product processing apparatus; providing a representation of the product processing apparatus; providing a representation of a product; providing a representation of a product package; simulating the interactions of any combination of the product, apparatus, and package as a set of transformations utilizing the product, apparatus, and/or package representations; creating a surrogate model for at least one transformation of the set utilizing the simulation results; evaluating the performance of the apparatus utilizing the set of surrogate models of the transformations; and altering the design of the apparatus according to the evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph Craig Lester, William R Myers, Jun You, Benjamin Jacob Clare