Patents by Inventor Lars Rodman

Lars Rodman 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: 20190071232
    Abstract: A resealable opening device for a flexible package (21) of collapsible type having a compartment defined by flexible walls (24), comprising a thin-walled body (2) having a back surface (3) attachable on one of the flexible walls (24) of the package (21) in a dispensing portion (23) of the package, a first hinge joint (5) extending in a first direction (P1) and connecting a first section (6) of the body (2) with a second section (7) of the body (2), the thin-wall body (2) being intended to be arranged such that the first hinge joint (5) is arranged transversely to a dispensing direction (P4) of the package, and a second hinge joint (8) extending in a second direction (P2) crossing the first hinge joint (5), wherein a locking member (14) is arranged for locking the first section (6) to the second section (7) when the first and second sections (6, 7) are folded towards each other about the first hinge joint (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: ECOLEAN AB
    Inventors: Mikael LEMBKE, Lars RODMAN, Jonas FRANSSON
  • Publication number: 20190030851
    Abstract: A method for providing a web (30) of flexible, plastic packaging material with a succession of dimples (9) forming indentations for straw insertion, comprising feeding the web (30) of packaging material through a first nip (52) defined by a first pair (51) of rotating rollers, and cyclically engaging the web (30) from a first side (31) by a protrusion (55) supported by a first roller (53) of said first pair (51) of rotating rollers for forming the succession of dimples (9) in the web (30) of packaging material. The invention also relates to a corresponding apparatus and a flexible pouch package comprising a dimple.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Lars RODMAN, Lars Peter NILSSON
  • Publication number: 20180319562
    Abstract: A pouch type package for fluid contents, comprising two opposite flexible side walls forming a top corner portion which is provided with an opening initiation along which a tab is to be separated for opening of the package. The opening initiation comprises a first tear line provided in a first of the two opposite flexible side walls and a second tear line provided in a second of the two opposite flexible side walls. The first and second tear lines extend in an at least partly non-overlapping manner from a common starting point such that a wall section of an inner surface of the first side wall is exposed after separation of the tab. The invention also relates to a method of adaptation of a pouch type package for enabling insertion of a straw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventor: Lars RODMAN
  • Publication number: 20160250817
    Abstract: A device and a method for attaching a resealable opening device (2) on a package (1), the device comprising an attachment unit (100) having at least one carrier member (101) being movable between a pick-up position and an attachment position, in which latter the carrier member (101) is arranged for attachment of the opening device on the package by means of relative movement between the carrier member and the package. The device further comprises an abutment (113) and a knife arrangement (112), wherein the at least one carrier member, in said pick-up position, is arranged for relative movement towards the abutment for engagement with a web (12) of interconnected opening devices arranged therebetween and for pick-up of one opening device; and wherein the knife arrangement is arranged to cooperate with the carrier member and the abutment or cutting out the opening device during the engagement of the carrier member with the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: Ecolean AB
    Inventors: Jonas Fransson, Lars Rodman
  • Patent number: 7388968
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method and a device for absolute measurement of a print repeat length and/or at least one package length of a moving packaging web (1) in line with a printing machine. Normally the print repeat length and one package length are measured and analysed simultaneously. The measurements are made by means of a number of CCD-cameras (2, 3, 4) connected to a computer (6) by means of a frame grabber (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventor: Lars Rodman
  • Publication number: 20030169454
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method and a device for absolute measurement of a print repeat length and/or at least one package length of a moving packaging web (1) in line with a printing machine. Normally the print repeat length and one package length are measured and analysed simultaneously. The measurements are made by means of a number of CCD-cameras (2, 3, 4) connected to a computer (6) by means of a frame grabber (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventor: Lars Rodman
  • Patent number: D760079
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Ecolean AB
    Inventors: Lars Rodman, Bengt Jönsson
  • Patent number: D760083
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Ecolean AB
    Inventors: Lars Rodman, Bengt Jönsson
  • Patent number: D763687
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Ecolean AB
    Inventors: Lars Rodman, Bengt Jönsson