Patents by Inventor Charles John Berg, Jr.

Charles John Berg, Jr. 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: 10300647
    Abstract: A carousel-like continuous molding system includes an arrangement of inclined feed channels. Each of the feed channels has a controllable valve therein positioned upstream of an inlet to an associated mold cavity. The valve is controllable so that adjustments may be made in real time to achieve or maintain delivery of molten polymeric material to the mold cavity at constant pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: IMFLUX INC.
    Inventors: Coy Del Ward, Ralph Edwin Neufarth, Gene Michael Altonen, Chow-chi Huang, Charles John Berg, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10279525
    Abstract: A carousel-like continuous co-injection molding system includes an arrangement of upper and lower inclined feed channels. Each of the feed channels has a valve therein positioned upstream of an inlet to an associated mold cavity. The valve is controllable so that adjustments may be made in real time to achieve or maintain delivery of molten polymeric material to the mold cavity at constant pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: IMFLUX INC.
    Inventors: Coy Del Ward, Ralph Edwin Neufarth, Gene Michael Altonen, Chow-Chi Huang, Charles John Berg, Jr.
  • 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: 10017300
    Abstract: Flexible containers with product dispensing visibility. The containers may include: a multiple dose product volume; a structural support frame that supports the product volume in a stand-up orientation; a dispenser; and a flow channel in fluid communication with the product volume and the dispenser. The flow channel may be made from flexible materials forming a sealed leg of a gusset. Fluent product may flow from the product volume, through the flow channel, and out the dispenser when the container is externally compressed. The sealed leg of the gusset has a first side and a second side. The first side of the sealed leg of the gusset has opaque decoration that overlays substantially all of the flow channel, and the second side of the sealed leg of the gusset has one or more non-opaque portions that overlay the flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Lee Mathew Arent, Scott Kendyl Stanley, Charles John Berg, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180178425
    Abstract: A carousel-like continuous co-injection molding system includes an arrangement of upper and lower inclined feed channels. Each of the feed channels has a valve therein positioned upstream of an inlet to an associated mold cavity. The valve is controllable so that adjustments may be made in real time to achieve or maintain delivery of molten polymeric material to the mold cavity at constant pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Coy Del Ward, Ralph Edwin Neufarth, Gene Michael Altonen, Chow-Chi Huang, Charles John Berg, JR.
  • Patent number: 9988190
    Abstract: Flexible containers having biased dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Charles John Berg, Jr., Jun You, Scott Kendyl Stanley, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Lee Mathew Arent, Andrew Paul Rapach, Kory Adam Gunnerson
  • Patent number: 9937646
    Abstract: A low constant pressure injection molding machine forms molded parts by injecting molten thermoplastic material into a mold cavity at low constant pressures of 6,000 psi and lower. As a result, the low constant pressure injection molding machine includes a mold formed of easily machineable material that is less costly and faster to manufacture than typical injection molds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: IMFLUX, INC.
    Inventors: Gene Michael Altonen, Charles John Berg, Jr., Ralph Edwin Neufarth, Gary Francis Schiller
  • 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: 20180065310
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a three-dimensional object includes steps of: a) providing a digital description of the object as a set of voxels; b) sequentially creating an actual set of voxels corresponding to the digital set of voxels; wherein at least one voxel comprises a composition comprising between about 35 and about 100 wt. % of a polymer selected from the group consisting of nonionic PEG homopolymers, PEG copolymers, and mixtures thereof; the polymer having an average molecular weight of between about 1,000 and about 95,000 AMU; and between about 0 and about 65 wt. % of a filler, wherein the filler is a solid at a temperature of above about 75 C, wherein the composition has a Melt Flow Index of between about 0.1 and about 50 g/10 min when measured at 70 C under a 1.2 kg load using a half-die according to ASTM D1238-13.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Travis Kyle Hodgdon, Freddy Arthur Barnabas, Michael Sean Farrell, 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: 9802719
    Abstract: Methods of making non-durable self-supporting flexible containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Charles John Berg, Jr., Lee Mathew Arent, Andrew Paul Rapach, Jun You
  • Publication number: 20170233116
    Abstract: Methods of making non-durable self-supporting flexible containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Charles John Berg, JR., Lee Mathew Arent, Andrew Paul Rapach, Jun You
  • 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: 9707709
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of injection molding at low, substantially constant melt pressures. Embodiments of the disclosed method now make possible a method of injection molding that is more energy—and cost—effective than conventional high-velocity injection molding processes. Embodiments of the disclosed method surprisingly allow for the filling of a mold cavity at low melt pressure without undesirable premature hardening of the thermoplastic material in the mold cavity and without the need for maintaining a constant temperature or heated mold cavity. Heretofore, it would not have been expected that a constant pressure method could be performed at low pressure without such premature hardening of the thermoplastic material when using an unheated mold cavity or cooled mold cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: IMFLUX INC
    Inventors: Gene Michael Altonen, Charles John Berg, Jr., Ralph Edwin Neufarth, Gary Francis Schiller, John Moncrief Layman, Rainer Scharrenberg
  • Publication number: 20170190087
    Abstract: A runner system for a multi-cavity injection molding system, the runner system having runners of reduced size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Gene Michael Altonen, Vincent Sean Breidenbach, Kimberly Nichole McConnell, Danny David Lumpkin, Chow-Chi Huang, Charles John Berg, JR.
  • 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: 20170182689
    Abstract: A low constant pressure co-injection molding machine forms molded parts by injecting molten thermoplastic material into a mold cavity at low, substantially constant pressures. As a result, the low constant pressure injection molding machine includes a mold formed of easily machineable material that is less costly and faster to manufacture than typical injection molds. Co-injection of thin-walled parts having an L/T ratio >100, with embedded sustainable materials, such as polylactic acid (PLA), starch, post-consumer recyclables (PCR), and post-industrial recyclables (PIR) isolated from surfaces by barrier layers of leach-resistant material having a thickness less than 0.5 mm, is possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Charles John Berg, JR., Gene Michael Altonen, Ralph Edwin Neufarth, Emily Charlotte Boswell, John Moncrief Layman
  • Patent number: 9682505
    Abstract: An injection mold assembly for a high output consumer product injection molding machine, the injection mold assembly having a simplified cooling system that is an evaporative cooling system or a cooling system including a hazardous, dangerous, or expensive cooling fluid. The simplified cooling system has a cooling fluid channel that is confined to a mold support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: IMFLUX INC
    Inventors: Ralph Edwin Neufarth, Niall D Robinson, Rainer Scharrenberg, Robert Lawrence Prosise, Charles John Berg, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170165132
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article having a backsheet, a topsheet and an absorbent element. The topsheet, backsheet, and the absorbent element has an imparted color in which each of the imparted colors for the aforementioned elements are color matched. Color matching exists when the colors are contained within a specified CIELab color space volume, have a specified hue difference, or have a total color difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Charles John BERG, JR., Margaret Henderson HASSE
  • Publication number: 20170157824
    Abstract: A carousel-like continuous molding system includes an arrangement of inclined feed channels. Each of the feed channels has a controllable valve therein positioned upstream of an inlet to an associated mold cavity. The valve is controllable so that adjustments may be made in real time to achieve or maintain delivery of molten polymeric material to the mold cavity at constant pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Coy Del WARD, Ralph Edwin NEUFARTH, Gene Michael ALTONEN, Chow-chi HUANG, Charles John BERG, Jr.