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: 20240043154
    Abstract: A filler assembly comprising a pouch preheat zone, a pouch sterilization zone, and a pouch flush zone. The preheat zone includes a preheat nozzle assembly having an inlet and an outlet, the outlet engageable with a pouch assembly, and a preheat vacuum nozzle assembly having an inlet engageable with a pouch assembly and an outlet attachable to a vacuum. The pouch sterilization zone includes a sterilization nozzle assembly having an inlet and an outlet, the outlet engageable with a pouch assembly, and, a sterilization vacuum nozzle assembly having an inlet engageable with a pouch assembly and an outlet attachable to a vacuum. The pouch flush zone includes a pouch flush nozzle assembly having an inlet and an outlet, the outlet engageable with a pouch assembly, and, a pouch flush vacuum nozzle assembly having an inlet engageable with a pouch assembly and an outlet attachable to a vacuum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: David Bellmore, Sean Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 11459156
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventors: David Bellmore, Teresa Bernal-Lara
  • Patent number: 11440298
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventors: David Bellmore, Joel Monroe
  • Patent number: 11345526
    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: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle Erickson, Chris Murray, David Bellmore
  • Patent number: 11167903
    Abstract: In combination a spouted pouch to be filled with a flowable product by a filling machine, a plug, and a cap. 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: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SCHOLLE IPN IP BV
    Inventors: Christopher John Murray, Jeroen Pieter Fiere, Chad Mueller, David Bellmore
  • Publication number: 20210122551
    Abstract: In combination a spouted pouch to be filled with a flowable product by a filling machine, a plug, and a cap. 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: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher John Murray, Jeroen Pieter Fiere, Chad Mueller, David Bellmore
  • Patent number: 10988296
    Abstract: A barrier spout is comprised of a straw and a sealboat. The straw comprises a body having a first straw portion and a second straw portion, with an upper opening of the straw at a first end of the first straw portion and a lower opening of the straw at a second end of the second straw portion, the first straw portion and the second straw portion meeting at a second end of the first straw portion and a first end of the second straw portion. The straw is comprised of a barrier material to minimize at least one of oxygen and vapor transmission through the barrier material. The sealboat comprises a sealing material, the sealboat contacting an inner surface of the sealboat forming a liquid seal between the straw and the sealboat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle Erickson, David Bellmore, Paul Van Den Hoonaard
  • Patent number: 10829286
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Scholle IPN IP BV
    Inventors: Christopher John Murray, Jeroen Pieter Fiere, Chad Mueller, David Bellmore
  • Publication number: 20200231352
    Abstract: A barrier spout is comprised of a straw and a sealboat. The straw comprises a body having a first straw portion and a second straw portion, with an upper opening of the straw at a first end of the first straw portion and a lower opening of the straw at a second end of the second straw portion, the first straw portion and the second straw portion meeting at a second end of the first straw portion and a first end of the second straw portion. The straw is comprised of a barrier material to minimize at least one of oxygen and vapor transmission through the barrier material. The sealboat comprises a sealing material, the sealboat contacting an inner surface of the sealboat forming a liquid seal between the straw and the sealboat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kyle Erickson, David Bellmore, Paul Van Den Hoonaard
  • Publication number: 20200171704
    Abstract: A system features a combination of an acoustic sensor and a communication transmitter. The acoustic sensor is arranged on a rotating container or drum having a slurry contained therein, including concrete, and configured to provide an acoustic signal to sense an acoustic signal containing information about a characteristic of the slurry, and provide acoustic sensor signaling containing information about the acoustic signal sensed. The communication transmitter is arranged on the rotating container or drum, and configured to receive the acoustic signal, and provide the acoustic signal received from the rotating container or drum for further processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Michael A. DAVIS, Douglas H. LOOSE, Charles WINSTON, David BELLMORE, Mark A. FOSS, John BIESAK, Stephen FIONDELLA, David Vincent NEWTON
  • 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
  • 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