Patents by Inventor Erwin Anton Rosens

Erwin Anton Rosens 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: 6803085
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an ink-only label at least consisting of an adhesive layer, an ink-only image layer and optionally a protective layer, wherein the label, when applied to a substrate, has a water permeability coefficient, as defined herein, which is sufficient to enable fast removal of the label from the substrate with water or an aqueous alkaline solution, without destructive treatment of the said substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Heineken Technical Services B.V.
    Inventors: Patrick Johannes Blom, Erwin Anton Rosens, Thomas Lynn Brandt
  • Patent number: 6616786
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a returnable plastic crate provided on at least one surface with an ink only label that is removable without destructive treatment of the said surface, said label being adhered to said at least one surface by an activated adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Heineken Technical Services B.V.
    Inventors: Patrick Johannes Blom, Erwin Anton Rosens, Thomas Lynn Brandt, Daniel Nathaniel Wilkens
  • Publication number: 20020189649
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an ink-only label at least consisting of an adhesive layer, an ink-only image layer and optionally a protective layer, wherein the label, when applied to a substrate, has a water permeability coefficient, as defined herein, which is sufficient to enable fast removal of the label from the substrate with water or an aqueous alkaline solution, without destructive treatment of the said substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Patrick Johannes Blom, Erwin Anton Rosens, Thomas Lynn Brandt
  • Publication number: 20020088536
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a returnable plastic crate provided on at least one surface with an ink only label that is removable without destructive treatment of the said surface, said label being adhered to said at least one surface by an activated adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Inventors: Patrick Johannes Blom, Erwin Anton Rosens, Thomas Lynn Brandt, Daniel Nathaniel Wilkens
  • Patent number: 6391416
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a returnable plastic crate provided on at least one surface with an ink only label that is removable without destructive treatment of the said surface, said label being adhered to said at least one surface by an activated adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Heineken Technical Services B.V.
    Inventors: Patrick Johannes Blom, Erwin Anton Rosens, Thomas Lynn Brandt, Daniel Nathaniel Wilkens
  • Patent number: 6379761
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transfer label comprising a backing layer and a transfer layer which is releasably attached to the backing layer. From transfer to a container, the transfer layer is detached from the backing layer. After attachment to a container, the transfer layer can be removed in an aqueous liquid under turbulent soaking conditions at a temperature of not more than 100° C., preferably not more than 70° C. During these conditions, the transfer layer breaks up in at least four parts wherein each part is not smaller than 5 micrometers. The transfer layers is detached from the container with a soaking time of not more than 20 minutes, preferably not more than 10 seconds. The transfer label according to the present invention has a very high adherence during storage and use conditions, and can be rapidly removed from a container such as a reusable crate for bottles, in an economic manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Heineken Technical Services B.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Lynn Brandt, Daniel Nathaniel Willekens, Erwin Anton Rosens, Patrick Johannes Blom
  • Patent number: 6379766
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an ink-only label at least consisting of an adhesive layer, an ink-only image layer and optionally a protective layer, wherein the label, when applied to a substrate, has a water permeability coefficient, as defined herein, which is sufficient to enable fast removal of the label from the substrate with water or an aqueous alkaline solution, without destructive treatment of the said substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Heineken Technical Services B.V.
    Inventors: Patrick Johannes Blom, Erwin Anton Rosens, Thomas Lynn Brandt
  • Patent number: 6250316
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transfer label including a backing layer and a transfer layer which is releasably attached to the backing layer. The transfer layer includes an ink layer and on each side of the ink layer a top and bottom containment layer. The top and bottom containment layer contact one another outside the perimeter of the ink layer to form a closed envelop around the ink layer. The transfer label according to the present invention can be applied to a container such as a crate and can be easily removed therefrom in a washing process without the ink dissolving in the wash liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Heineken Technical Services B.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Lynn Brandt, Neal Donald Turner, Erwin Anton Rosens, Patrick Johannes Blom
  • Patent number: 5897828
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacture of duckbill valves in which the opposed lips of the valve are split by applying a high fluid pressure inside the valve. This pressure causes the valve to balloon and burst. Preferably, the valve is supported over all of its outer surface except the end to be split by a die. The system is particularly suited to duckbill valves made of thermoplastic elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignees: Whitbread, PLC, Heinekin Technical Services, B.V., Lawson Mardon Plastics
    Inventors: Mark Erich Sillince, Erwin Anton Rosens, Karl Mondszein
  • Patent number: 5780083
    Abstract: A carbonated beverage container (10, 35, 40) including a hollow insert (1, 20). The insert (1, 20) has one one-way valve (7, 29, 31, 32) and one orifice (6, 28, 33, 34), one of which is arranged to allow gas from a headspace above beverage (11) to enter the insert (1, 20), and the other is arranged to jet gas from inside the insert (1, 20) into the beverage (11) upon opening the container (10, 35, 40). The 20 gas jetting into the beverage (11) causes nucleation of fine bubbles in the beverage (11) which separate out to form a close-knit creamy head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignees: Whitbread PLC, Heineken Technical Services B.V.
    Inventors: Timothy Wright, Mark Erich Sillince, Erwin Anton Rosens
  • Patent number: 5705209
    Abstract: A carbonated beverage container (10, 35, 40) including a hollow insert (1, 20) which floats in the beverage (11). the insert (1, 20) has two one-way valves (6, 7, 28, 29), one (6, 28) of which allows gas from a headspace above the beverage (11) to enter the insert (1, 20), the other (7, 29) allowing gas from the insert (1, 20) to be jetted into the beverage (11) upon opening the container (10, 35, 40). This jet of gas into the beverage (11) causes shear, and the liberation of gas bubbles which form a close-knit creamy head on the beverage (11) once dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignees: Whitbread PLC, Heineken Technical Services B.V.
    Inventors: Timothy Wright, Mark Erich Sillince, Erwin Anton Rosens
  • Patent number: 5705210
    Abstract: An insert (20) for use in a container (40) such as a bottle. The insert (20) has a deformable portion, so that in its non-deformed state it is too large to pass through an opening of the container (40) such as the neck of a bottle, yet in its deformed state, the insert (20) may pass through the opening of the container (40). This prevents the insert from being accidentally dentally dispensed with the contents of the container (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignees: Whitbread PLC, Heineken Technical Services B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Erich Sillince, Erwin Anton Rosens