Patents by Inventor Jeffrey S. Beer

Jeffrey S. Beer 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: 5407278
    Abstract: Flexible packages, each having a hollow interior including a pair of compartments for holding respective granular or powdered products isolated from each other. The packages are formed of flexible sheet material and comprises a front panel, a rear panel, and an intermediate panel. The front and rear panels each have a top edge portion, a bottom edge portion, and a pair of sides which are connected together. The bottom edge portions of the front and rear panels are sealed together. The intermediate panel has a pair of side edges and a bottom edge portion, with one of the side edges sealed to the package along one of the sides, and the other of the side edges is peelably sealed to the rear panel in one embodiment and to the front panel in another embodiment. The top edge portion of the intermediate panel is permanently sealed to the top edge portion of one panel and is peelably sealed to the top edge portion of the other panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1995
    Assignee: Fres-Co System USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Beer
  • Patent number: 5060803
    Abstract: A package having a hollow interior for holding material therein. The package is formed of flexible sheet material and comprises a pair of panels connected by respective side gusset folds, a mouth located between the side gusset folds and communicating with the interior of the package, and a pair of notches and associated seals. Each of the folds comprises a central fold edge interposed between a pair of outer fold edges and defining therebetween respective gusset sections which are subadjacent the respective panels. The mouth of the package is sealed to hold the material within the interior of the package isolated from the ambient atmosphere. Each notch is formed in a respective one of the outer fold edges and the panel and gusset section contiguous therewith. The seal is air-tight and surrounds the associated notch to join the panel and contiguous gusset section to each other to preclude air from entering into the interior of the package through the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Beer, Daniel R. Wigman
  • Patent number: 4955479
    Abstract: A package comprising first, second and third flexible panels of light-blocking material secured together for holding light sensitive sheet materials therein, with one of the panels being arranged to be completely peeled away and separated from the other panels to provide access to the materials within the package. The package is arranged for insertion into a rigid container where the sheets can be removed for processing. The package comprises a lower panel, a first upper panel, and a second upper panel. Each of the panels is formed of a web of flexible, light-blocking, material, e.g., a laminate of polyester and polyethylene, one or both of which incorporating a light blocking agent. The lower panel has a leading edge, a trailing edge, and a pair of side edges. The first upper panel has a leading edge, a trailing edge, and a pair of side edges. The second upper panel has a leading edge, a trailing edge, and a pair of side edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Assignee: Fres-co System USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Beer, Michael D. Gracie, Sr.
  • Patent number: 4953708
    Abstract: A flexible tubular package having a longitudinal axis and formed from flexible sheet material. The package comprising first and second panels disposed opposite each other and connected on laterally opposite sides. The upper end portion of the package terminates in a free edge and is folded over itself along a transverse fold line to form a flap with the portion of the first panel between the free edge and the fold line abutting the contiguous portion of the first panel below the fold line. The abutting portions are releasably secured to each other by adhesive. The flap includes at least one opening extending through the first and second panels to form a handle. A first permanent seal line extends transversely across the panels adjacent the fold line from one of the sides to an intermediate point, while a second peelable seal line extends transversely across the panels adjacent the fold line from the intermediate point to the other of the sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Assignee: Fes-co System USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Beer, Michael D. Gracie, Sr., Tullio U. Vigano
  • Patent number: 4913561
    Abstract: A gussetted flexible tubular package having a longitudinal axis and formed from flexible sheet material, e.g., plastic film. The package comprising a front and rear panel connected by respective side gusset folds. Each of the gusset folds comprises a central fold edge interposed between a pair of outer fold edges and defining therebetween respective gusset sections subadjacent the panels. The upper end of the package has an open mouth defined by upper end portions of the panels located between a pair of side seals. Each of the side seals comprises a longitudinally disposed seal and an angularly diverging seal. The longitudinally located seals each include one portion which seals the panels together contiguous with their respective central fold edges and another portion which seals the panels to their respective subadjacent gusset sections contiguous with the respective central fold edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: Fres-co System USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Beer
  • Patent number: 4835037
    Abstract: A roll of continuous laminated web product usable for forming a flexible package includes a first continuous flexible web formed of a gas barrier material adapted to form an inner bag of the package, and a second continuous flexible web adapted to form an outer bag of the package. The first and second webs are adhered together by adhesive bonds in the form of a discrete pattern of bonded areas which repeats in the machine-direction of the laminated web construction to define a plurality of sequentially disposed, dual walled sheets between such discrete patterns of bonded areas. Each of the discrete patterns of bonded areas includes discrete bonds which are spaced-apart from each other in the cross-machine-direction of the roll to define at least one passageway between the discrete bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Assignee: Fres-co System USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Beer
  • Patent number: 4727706
    Abstract: A sealable package (20) in accordance with this invention includes an inner bag or container (24) located within an outer bag or container (26). The inner bag is formed of a flexible sheet (40) of material resistant to the passage of gas therethrough. The outer bag is formed of a flexible sheet (42) of material. The inner bag is secured to the outer bag along its top (32) and bottom (30) edges and along a vertically oriented back seam (52) by areas (44) of adhesive interposed therebetween. The adhesive areas define passageways (58) therebetween through which air from the ambient atmosphere may flow to enter into the space (28) between the two bags. The inner bag is arranged to be filled with some material (22) and then vacuumized and the top sealed closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1988
    Assignee: Fres-co System USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Beer