Patents by Inventor Henry Walker Stockley, III

Henry Walker Stockley, III 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: 20130345649
    Abstract: A self-heating patch includes a bottom barrier layer, an air-activated heat-generating layer, an air regulation layer, optionally a top barrier layer, and optionally a skin contact layer, wherein the air-activated heat-generating layer is encapsulated by the air regulation layer and bottom barrier layer, and/or the top and bottom barrier layers, and the temperature of the patch, when the air-activated heat-generating layer has been exposed to air, and when the top barrier layer if present is removed, is controlled at least in part by the air regulation layer; and a perimeter seal seals the air regulation layer to the bottom barrier layer around the perimeter of the patch. Optionally a temperature-responsive mechanism, such as a wax, can be used to reduce oxygen intake into the self-heating patch and thereby control the temperature of the self-heating patch during use. Optionally, a portion of the self-heating patch can be thermoformed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Sealed Air Corporation(US)
    Inventors: Henry Walker Stockley, III, William Peyton Roberts, Stephen F. Compton, Drew Ve Speer
  • Patent number: 6383537
    Abstract: One or more patches adhered to a bag have a first-patch-overhang-region and a second-patch-overhang-region, wherein at least a portion of said first-patch-overhang-region is adhered to said second-patch-overhang-region. The overhang regions are preferably present on separate patches adhered to the bag. The patches can extend completely around the bag, eliminating uncovered regions, thereby providing protection against puncture by a bone-in meat product packaged within the bag. This “full width patch bag” has been discovered to be particularly beneficial in reducing punctures in the packaging of whole bone-in pork loins. Other bag embodiments without patch overhangs are also disclosed, for solving the bone puncture problem by providing alternative full width patch bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Allen Brady, Richard Dee Reviere, Henry Walker Stockley, III
  • 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: 5979653
    Abstract: A composite film and vacuum skin package for packaging a product such as a fresh red meat is disclosed. The composite film is thermoformed and sealed under vacuum to a support member to completely enclose a product which is positioned on the support member. The composite film is a gas-permeable film weakly bonded to a gas-impermeable film, permitting the gas-impermeable film to be peeled from the package while leaving the gas-permeable film intact so that the fresh red meat product can bloom from a purplish color to a desirable red color upon exposure to oxygen. A peel initiation mechanism which is a grippable film sealed along an edge of the gas-impermeable film is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Dalton Owens, Robin Hill Logan, Henry Walker Stockley, III
  • Patent number: 5916613
    Abstract: A package comprising a product support member, an O.sub.2 -permeable film over the product support member, and an O.sub.2 -impermeable film over the O.sub.2 -permeable film and in close proximity to the O.sub.2 -impermeable film, has an O.sub.2 -permeable region between the O.sub.2 -permeable film and the O.sub.2 -impermeable film. The O.sub.2 -impermeable film bounds at least a portion of an confined-O.sub.2 volume within the package. The confined-O.sub.2 volume comprises a gas comprising an amount of gaseous oxygen effective to inhibit discoloration of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventor: Henry Walker Stockley, III
  • 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