Patents by Inventor E. Susanne Troutt

E. Susanne Troutt 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: 7141256
    Abstract: A package, which allows for butchering and packaging of fresh red meat at a centralized facility is provided which includes an impermeable tray supporting the product, a first film sealed to the tray for enclosing the product, a channel defined within the first film for exchanging gases into and out of the package, and a second impermeable film enclosing the first film, such that removal of the impermeable film provides for the exchange of gases into and out of the package. The channel for exchanging of gases may be perforations defined within the first film, a second highly permeable film sealed to the first film, or an enlarged opening formed within the first film, which is enclosed with a patch following adequate gas exchange at retail. Such gas exchange is required to release any low oxygen atmosphere and allow for the introduction of oxygen to the packaged meat product. The channel for exchanging gases having a gas transmission rate of at least about 50,000 cc/m2/24 hrs./atm. at 73° F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Cryovac Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Noel, Charles R. Barmore, H. Walker Stockley, III, E. Susanne Troutt
  • Patent number: 6667067
    Abstract: A package which allows for butchering and packaging of fresh red meat at a centralized facility is provided which includes a an impermeable tray supporting the product, a first film sealed to the tray for enclosing the product, means defined within the first film for exchanging gases into and out of the package, and a second impermeable film enclosing the first film, such that removal of said impermeable film provides for the exchange of gases into and out of the package. The means for exchanging gases may be perforations defined within the first film, a second highly permeable film sealed to the first film, or an enlarged opening formed within the first film which is enclosed with a patch following adequate gas exchange at retail. Such gas exchange is required to release any low oxygen atmosphere and allow for the introduction of oxygen to the packaged meat product, said means for exchanging gases having a gas transmission rate of at least about 50,000 cc/m2/24 hrs./atm. at 73° F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Noel, Charles R. Barmore, H. Walker Stockley, III, E. Susanne Troutt
  • Publication number: 20030134013
    Abstract: A package which allows for butchering and packaging of fresh red meat at a centralized facility is provided which includes a an impermeable tray supporting the product, a first film sealed to the tray for enclosing the product, means defined within the first film for exchanging gases into and out of the package, and a second impermeable film enclosing the first film, such that removal of said impermeable film provides for the exchange of gases into and out of the package. The means for exchanging gases may be perforations defined within the first film, a second highly permeable film sealed to the first film, or an enlarged opening formed within the first film which is enclosed with a patch following adequate gas exchange at retail. Such gas exchange is required to release any low oxygen atmosphere and allow for the introduction of oxygen to the packaged meat product. said means for exchanging gases having a gas transmission rate of at least about 50,000 cc/m2/24 hrs./atm. at 73° F.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventors: David C. Noel, Charles R. Barmore, H. Walker Stockley, E. Susanne Troutt
  • Patent number: 6372273
    Abstract: A package for a product, including: a support member having a peripheral flange and a cavity for receiving a product; a permeable film partially sealed to said flange to enclose the product; at least one channel between the permeable film and and flange; and an impermeable film enclosing the permeable film and at least one channel, the impermeable film being removable from the package such that removal thereof allows gas to flow into and out of the cavity through the at least one channel. The channel may comprise one or more grooves in the flange; a nonsealable substance present between the permeable film and the flange; or at least one corona-treated area of the flange, the permeable film, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Mabry, Henry Walker Stockley, III, E. Susanne Troutt
  • Patent number: 5686126
    Abstract: A package which allows for butchering and packaging of fresh red meat at a centralized facility is provided which includes a an impermeable tray supporting the product, a first film sealed to the tray for enclosing the product, means defined within the first film for exchanging gases into and out of the package, and a second impermeable film enclosing the first film, such that removal of said impermeable film provides for the exchange of gases into and out of the package. The means for exchanging gases may be perforations defined within the first film, a second highly permeable film sealed to the first film, or an enlarged opening formed within the first film which is enclosed with a patch following adequate gas exchange at retail. Such gas exchange is required to release any low oxygen atmosphere and allow for the introduction of oxygen to the packaged meat product. Said means for exchanging gases having a gas transmission rate of at least about 50,000 cc/m.sup.2 /24 hrs./atm. at 73.degree. F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: David C. Noel, Charles R. Barmore, H. Walker Stockley, III, E. Susanne Troutt
  • Patent number: 5686127
    Abstract: A package which allows for butchering and packaging of fresh red meat at a centralized facility is provided which includes a support member such as a tray for receiving and supporting the meat, a permeable film enclosing the meat and an impermeable film enclosing the permeable film which remains in place during distribution and is removed at retail. A discontinuity in the seal between the permeable film and the tray provides for rapid introduction of oxygen to the packaged meat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: Henry Walker Stockley, III, E. Susanne Troutt