Patents by Inventor David Bellmore

David Bellmore 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: 20190367219
    Abstract: A bag having a front panel and a back panel coupled together through a plurality of seals, defining a cavity structurally configured to retain a flowable material. The panels are formed from a film that has a first film portion and a second film portion laminated together at an interface. The first film portion has an inner surface and an outer surface and includes an oriented polyethylene. The second film portion is a coextrusion having an inner surface and an outer surface. The extrusion has a core, with a first overlying layer on one side of the core and a second overlying layer on a second side of the core opposite the one side. The core includes EVOH. The first overlying layer and the second overlying layer include polyethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Teresa Bernal-Lara, David Bellmore
  • Patent number: 10370165
    Abstract: A plug for a pouch assembly, wherein the plug includes a top wall, an inner axial skirt and an outer axial skirt. The inner axial skirt depends from the top wall in a direction opposite the top wall. The inner axial skirt includes an inner surface, an outer surface, an upper end and a lower end. The outer axial skirt includes an inner surface and an outer surface, an upper end proximate the top wall and a lower end spaced apart therefrom. A seal bead is positioned on the inner surface of the outer axial skirt spaced apart from the upper end. The seal bead extends inwardly toward the inner axial skirt. The plug is attachable to the spout of the pouch. The seal bead is structurally configured to hermetically seal against the spout, while precluding sealed engagement between the inner axial skirt and the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventors: Jeroen Pieter Fiere, Chad Mueller, Christopher Murray, David Bellmore
  • Patent number: 10265737
    Abstract: A pouch cleaning assembly that includes a treatment chamber and a guide assembly. The treatment chamber includes an elongated central channel extending therethrough. The guide assembly having a first side guide bar and a second side guide bar. The guide bars defining a channel therebetween that is structurally configured to facilitate the retention of spouts of a plurality of pouches in slidable engagement along the first and second guide bar. Any abutment of adjacent portions of the plurality of pouches within the treatment chamber define relative points of contact. The channel is positioned within the elongated central channel, wherein the channel is undulating in at least one of a vertical and a horizontal direction along the length thereof sufficient so as to substantially expose the relative points of contact between adjacent ones of the plurality of spouts so as to expose the same to the cleaning preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventors: Sean M Fitzgerald, Jeroen Pieter Fiere, David Bellmore
  • Publication number: 20190077554
    Abstract: A spout assembly for a flexible bag having a base flange, a body and a dual lead thread. The base flange has a top surface and a bottom surface. At least one of the top surface and the bottom surface are configured for coupling to a flexible bag. The body extends from the base flange and includes a proximal end corresponding to the base flange and a distal end spaced apart therefrom, and, an inner surface and an outer surface. The dual lead thread extends along the outer surface of the body between the proximal end and the distal end. The dual lead thread has a first threadform and a second threadform. The first threadform has a first threadform length. The second threadform has a second threadform length. The length of the first threadform is different than that of the second threadform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Kyle Erickson, Chris Murray, David Bellmore
  • Publication number: 20190001633
    Abstract: A film for use in the formation of a flexible package that has a first layer and a second layer that are laminated together to form a two layer laminate. The first layer is a base comprising polyethylene terephthalate, with at least one of the outer surface and the inner surface having a barrier layer disposed thereon. The second layer is a coextrusion having a core layer comprising an ethylene vinyl alcohol with an outer upper layer of a linear low density polyethylene and an outer lower layer of linear low density polyethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: David Bellmore, Joel Monroe
  • Publication number: 20180346219
    Abstract: In combination a spouted pouch (1) to be filled with a flowable product by a filling machine, a plug (50), and a cap (70). The interference fit plug is releasably mounted over the top end of the neck of the spout body and hermetically seals the product passage of the spout body. The plug is adapted to be removed by the filling machine and to be replaced by pressing the plug onto the neck after filling of the pouch. The plug removal, filling, and replacing of the plug are preferably performed in an aseptic environment. The cap is after the filling of the pouch and the replacing of the plug onto the neck. The capping is preferably performed by a capping machine in a non-aseptic environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher John Murray, Jeroen Pieter Fiere, Chad Mueller, David Bellmore
  • Patent number: 10138033
    Abstract: A spout assembly for a flexible bag having a base flange, a body and a dual lead thread. The base flange has a top surface and a bottom surface. At least one of the top surface and the bottom surface are configured for coupling to a flexible bag. The body extends from the base flange and includes a proximal end corresponding to the base flange and a distal end spaced apart therefrom, and, an inner surface and an outer surface. The dual lead thread extends along the outer surface of the body between the proximal end and the distal end. The dual lead thread has a first threadform and a second threadform. The first threadform has a first threadform length. The second threadform has a second threadform length. The length of the first threadform is different than that of the second threadform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle Erickson, Chris Murray, David Bellmore
  • Publication number: 20180273270
    Abstract: A flexible bag having an inner ply and an outer ply. The inner ply has a front panel and a back panel. At least one of the front and back panels having a microembossing on an inner surface thereof. A bag in box packaging having the flexible bag is likewise disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: David Bellmore, Teresa Bernal-Lara
  • Patent number: 10035614
    Abstract: A method for filling an aseptic pouch having the steps of: (a) providing a pouch, the pouch including a body having a plurality of panels coupled together to define a cavity, and, a spout providing ingress into the cavity, the spout having a plug sealingly engaged to the spout; (b) cleaning the external surfaces of the pouch with a cleaning preparation; (c) directing the spout and the plug into an aseptic zone, the aseptic zone having a supply of sterilized gas having a positive flow within the aseptic zone; (d) removing the plug; (e) filling the pouch with a flowable material; (f) replacing the plug on the spout to seal the cavity; (g) removing the spout and the plug from the aseptic zone; and (h) coupling the plug to a cap, and the cap to the spout, whereupon removal of the cap removes the plug, providing cavity access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventors: Wim van der Meijden, J. A. M. Holsink, W. H. Th. Miltenburg, Sean Fitzgerald, Jeroen Pieter Fiere, Chad Mueller, Christopher Murray, David Bellmore
  • Publication number: 20170333954
    Abstract: A pouch cleaning assembly that includes a treatment chamber and a guide assembly. The treatment chamber includes an elongated central channel extending therethrough. The guide assembly having a first side guide bar and a second side guide bar. The guide bars defining a channel therebetween that is structurally configured to facilitate the retention of spouts of a plurality of pouches in slidable engagement along the first and second guide bar. Any abutment of adjacent portions of the plurality of pouches within the treatment chamber define relative points of contact. The channel is positioned within the elongated central channel, wherein the channel is undulating in at least one of a vertical and a horizontal direction along the length thereof sufficient so as to substantially expose the relative points of contact between adjacent ones of the plurality of spouts so as to expose the same to the cleaning preparation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Sean M Fitzgerald, Jeroen Pieter Fiere, David Bellmore
  • Publication number: 20170334627
    Abstract: A plug for a pouch assembly, wherein the plug includes a top wall, an inner axial skirt and an outer axial skirt. The inner axial skirt depends from the top wall in a direction opposite the top wall. The inner axial skirt includes an inner surface, an outer surface, an upper end and a lower end. The outer axial skirt includes an inner surface and an outer surface, an upper end proximate the top wall and a lower end spaced apart therefrom. A seal bead is positioned on the inner surface of the outer axial skirt spaced apart from the upper end. The seal bead extends inwardly toward the inner axial skirt. The plug is attachable to the spout of the pouch. The seal bead is structurally configured to hermetically seal against the spout, while precluding sealed engagement between the inner axial skirt and the spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Jeroen Pieter Fiere, Chad Mueller, Christopher Murray, David Bellmore
  • Patent number: 9809370
    Abstract: A barrier spout having a base flange and an upstand portion. The base flange has a top surface, a bottom surface and an outer surface. The upstand portion has a proximal end extending from the base flange terminating at a distal end. An upper opening is defined at the distal end, and a lower opening is defined at the proximal end. The base flange and the upstand portion each comprise a three layer co-molded configuration including an outer layer, an inner layer and a central layer. The central layer has an oxygen transmission rate that is less than an oxygen transmission rate of either of the outer layer and the inner layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventors: David Bellmore, Gail Becke, Chris Murray, Andrew Crick
  • Patent number: 9751677
    Abstract: A plug for a pouch assembly, where the plug includes a top wall, an inner axial skirt and an outer axial skirt. The inner axial skirt depends from the top wall in a direction opposite the top wall. The inner axial skirt includes an inner surface, an outer surface, an upper end and a lower end. The outer axial skirt includes an inner surface and an outer surface, an upper end proximate the top wall and a lower end spaced apart therefrom. A seal bead is positioned on the inner surface of the outer axial skirt spaced apart from the upper end. The seal bead extends inwardly toward the inner axial skirt. The plug is attachable to the spout of the pouch. The seal bead is structurally configured to hermetically seal against the spout, while precluding sealed engagement between the inner axial skirt and the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventors: Jeroen Pieter Fiere, Chad Mueller, Christopher Murray, David Bellmore
  • Patent number: 9745112
    Abstract: A flexible package having dispensing bag and a hose spout integrally coupled therewith. The dispensing bag is positioned within an outer vessel or urn having a valve dispensing member. The hose spout is extended through the valve dispensing member. The filled container can be emptied through the hose spout, which dispensing fluid flow can be controlled by the valve dispensing member. The hose spout comprises a molded member that includes a base flange that extends through a transition region to an elongated spout, with a dispensing opening at a distal end of the elongated spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventors: David Bellmore, Chris Murray
  • Patent number: 9737913
    Abstract: A pouch cleaning assembly that includes a treatment chamber and a guide assembly. The treatment chamber includes an elongated central channel extending therethrough. The guide assembly having a first side guide bar and a second side guide bar. The guide bars defining a channel therebetween that is structurally configured to facilitate the retention of spouts of a plurality of pouches in slidable engagement along the first and second guide bar. Any abutment of adjacent portions of the plurality of pouches within the treatment chamber define relative points of contact. The channel is positioned within the elongated central channel, wherein the channel is undulating in at least one of a vertical and a horizontal direction along the length thereof sufficient so as to substantially expose the relative points of contact between adjacent ones of the plurality of spouts so as to expose the same to the cleaning preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Fitzgerald, Jeroen Pieter Fiere, David Bellmore
  • Publication number: 20170151760
    Abstract: A film for a flexible bag comprising a plurality of coextruded layers. The layers include a core layer, a first skin layer and a second skin layer. The core layer is a polymer having a modulus equal to or less than 120 MPa. The core layer has a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The first skin layer is coextruded directly on the first side of the core layer. The first skin layer has a density greater than 0.916 g/cc. The second skin layer is coextruded directly on the second side of the core layer. The second skin layer has a density greater than 0.916 g/cc. A flexible bag is further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Joel Monroe, David Bellmore
  • Publication number: 20170152088
    Abstract: A film for a flexible bag comprising a plurality of coextruded layers. The layers include a core layer, a first skin layer and a second skin layer. The core layer is a polymer having a modulus equal to or less than 175 MPa. The core layer has a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The first skin layer is coextruded directly on the first side of the core layer. The first skin layer has a modulus greater than 175 MPa. The second skin layer is coextruded directly on the second side of the core layer. The second skin layer has a modulus greater than 175 MPa. A flexible bag is further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Joel Monroe, David Bellmore
  • Publication number: 20170081064
    Abstract: A method for filling an aseptic pouch having the steps of: (a) providing a pouch, the pouch including a body having a plurality of panels coupled together to define a cavity, and, a spout providing ingress into the cavity, the spout having a plug sealingly engaged to the spout; (b) cleaning the external surfaces of the pouch with a cleaning preparation; (c) directing the spout and the plug into an aseptic zone, the aseptic zone having a supply of sterilized gas having a positive flow within the aseptic zone; (d) removing the plug; (e) filling the pouch with a flowable material; (f) replacing the plug on the spout to seal the cavity; (g) removing the spout and the plug from the aseptic zone; and (h) coupling the plug to a cap, and the cap to the spout, whereupon removal of the cap removes the plug, providing cavity access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Wim van der Meijden, J.A.M. Holsink, W.H. Th. Miltenburg, Sean Fitzgerald, Jeroen Pieter Fiere, Chad Mueller, Christopher Murray, David Bellmore
  • Publication number: 20170081065
    Abstract: A pouch cleaning assembly that includes a treatment chamber and a guide assembly. The treatment chamber includes an elongated central channel extending therethrough. The guide assembly having a first side guide bar and a second side guide bar. The guide bars defining a channel therebetween that is structurally configured to facilitate the retention of spouts of a plurality of pouches in slidable engagement along the first and second guide bar. Any abutment of adjacent portions of the plurality of pouches within the treatment chamber define relative points of contact. The channel is positioned within the elongated central channel, wherein the channel is undulating in at least one of a vertical and a horizontal direction along the length thereof sufficient so as to substantially expose the relative points of contact between adjacent ones of the plurality of spouts so as to expose the same to the cleaning preparation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Sean Fitzgerald, Jeroen Pieter Fiere, David Bellmore
  • Patent number: D841464
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Murray, David Bellmore, Chad Mueller, Lani Craddock, Peter Messacar, Ryan Balock, Paul Van Den Hoonaard