Patents by Inventor Tadayoshi Ishihara

Tadayoshi Ishihara 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: 10131468
    Abstract: A method of forming a flexible container can include folding a web or sheet to define one or more gussets in one or more regions of the flexible container. The gusset can be a continuous gusset or can be an interrupted gusset, having a seal disposed in the gusset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Tadayoshi Ishihara, Joseph Craig Lester, Marc Richard Bourgeois, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Benjamin Jacob Clare, Scott Kendyl Stanley, Lee Mathew Arent, Jun You, Andrew Paul Rapach, Charles John Berg, Jr., Kory Adam Gunnerson
  • Patent number: 10131457
    Abstract: A method of expanding a structural support volume of a flexible container can include dispensing a cryogenic fluid into at least one structural support volume and sealing the at least one structural support volume such that it has a closed volume prior to complete conversion of the cryogenic fluid into a gas and expansion of the structural support volume to a pressurized state. The flexible container includes a product volume and at least a portion of the structural support volume extends into the product volume when the structural support volume is expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marc Richard Bourgeois, Benjamin Jacob Clare, Joseph Craig Lester, Tadayoshi Ishihara, Scott Kendyl Stanley, Jun You, Donald Joseph Cox
  • Publication number: 20180297725
    Abstract: In a method of making disposable, flexible containers for fluent products, methods of opening the flexible containers are disclosed, including methods of opening multi-layer structures to enable filling of fluent product(s). The methods may include opening a partially complete container blank made of three or more layers by separating a portion of one layer from a portion of another layer by bending portions of all of the layers outward toward a first direction; and then bending portions of at some of the layers outward toward a second direction that is within 20 degrees of opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Marc Richard Bourgeois, Tadayoshi ISHIHARA, Jun YOU, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Joseph Craig LESTER, Mark LEVANDOSKI
  • Publication number: 20180236741
    Abstract: Methods of making vents in containers made from flexible materials, including forming vent openings in a first flexible material, forming vent stand-offs on a second flexible material, and combining the flexible materials to form a vent passage for the flexible container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Mason HARGETT, Michael Paul HAUSFELD, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Joseph Craig LESTER, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Richard Matthew GIACHETTO, Tadayoshi ISHIHARA, Gavin John BROAD
  • Publication number: 20180237172
    Abstract: Methods of making flexible containers that include structural support frames, including methods for sealing such containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph Craig LESTER, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Tadayoshi ISHIHARA
  • Patent number: 9993986
    Abstract: A method for sealing and cutting of a flexible material for forming a flexible container comprising a product volume and at least one structural support volume can include feeding at least two flexible material into a sealing apparatus comprising a sealing surface and an opposed anvil surface; contacting a seam region of the at least two flexible material with the sealing surface to form a seal in the seam region and cut the seal to form a seam in a single unit operation. The seal defines one or both of at least a portion of a boundary of the product volume and at least a portion of a boundary of the at least one structural support volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Tadayoshi Ishihara, Joseph Lester, Marc Bourgeios, Benjamin Clare, Scott Stanley
  • Patent number: 9981759
    Abstract: A method of filling a product volume of a flexible container that includes a product volume and a structural support volume that at least partially extends into the product volume can include filling the product volume with product and applying an external force to the product volume and sealing the product volume to reduce a product receiving volume of the product volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marc Richard Bourgeois, Tadayoshi Ishihara, Joseph Craig Lester, Benjamin Jacob Clare, Jun You, Scott Kendyl Stanley
  • Publication number: 20180079574
    Abstract: Non-durable self-supporting flexible containers with easily variable sizing. Line ups of flexible containers have similar sizes, shapes, and constructions, but hold differing amounts of fluent product at unexpected fill heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Tadayoshi ISHIHARA, Joseph Craig LESTER, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Richard Matthew GIACHETTO, Gavin John BROAD, Scott Kendyl STANLEY, Kenneth Stephen McGUIRE, Lee Mathew ARENT, Jun YOU, Charles John BERG, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170313495
    Abstract: A non-durable flexible container can include a first film wall including a first portion comprising at least one first structural support member defined in the first film wall, and a second portion that is free of a structural support member. The container can further include a second film wall including at least one second structural support member defined in the second film wall, wherein at least a portion of the first structural support member is adjacent to at least a portion of the second structural support member to define a seam region, and a side of the seam region defines an edge of the non-durable flexible container. The container can also include a closed produce volume defined between first and second film walls; and a seam projecting outwardly from the seam region at an intersection of the first and second film walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Charles John Berg, JR., Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Lee Mathew Arent, Benjamin Jacob Clare, Marc Richard Bourgeois, Tadayoshi Ishihara, Joseph Craig Lester, Andrew Paul Rapach
  • Patent number: 9731889
    Abstract: A non-durable flexible container can include a first film wall including a first portion comprising at least one first structural support member defined in the first film wall, and a second portion that is free of a structural support member. The container can further include a second film wall including at least one second structural support member defined in the second film wall, wherein at least a portion of the first structural support member is adjacent to at least a portion of the second structural support member to define a seam region, and a side of the seam region defines an edge of the non-durable flexible container. The container can also include a closed produce volume defined between first and second film walls; and a seam projecting outwardly from the seam region at an intersection of the first and second film walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Charles John Berg, Jr., Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Lee Mathew Arent, Benjamin Jacob Clare, Marc Richard Bourgeois, Tadayoshi Ishihara, Joseph Craig Lester, Andrew Paul Rapach
  • Patent number: 9694942
    Abstract: Non-durable self-supporting flexible containers with easily variable sizing. Line ups of flexible containers have similar sizes, shapes, and constructions, but hold differing amounts of fluent product at unexpected fill heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Tadayoshi Ishihara, Lee Mathew Arent, Jun You, Joseph Craig Lester, Benjamin Jacob Clare, Marc Richard Bourgeois, Charles John Berg, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170182513
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for applying a transfer material onto the surface of an article are disclosed, including apparatuses and methods of transfer printing on and/or decorating three-dimensional articles, as well as the articles printed and/or decorated thereby. In some cases, the apparatuses and methods involve providing a deposition device, such as a printing device; providing a transfer component; depositing a material onto a portion of the transfer component with the deposition device; modifying the portion of the transfer component with the transfer material thereon to conform the transfer component to at least a portion of the surface of the three-dimensional article; and transferring the transfer material onto the surface of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Paul Cassoni, Tadayoshi Ishihara, Matthew Richard Allen, Paul Edmund Baker
  • Publication number: 20170182704
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for applying a transfer material onto the surface of an article are disclosed, including apparatuses and methods of transfer printing on and/or decorating three-dimensional articles, as well as the articles printed and/or decorated thereby. In some cases, the apparatuses and methods involve providing a deposition device, such as a printing device; providing a transfer component; depositing a material onto a portion of the transfer component with the deposition device; modifying the portion of the transfer component with the transfer material thereon to conform the transfer component to at least a portion of the surface of the three-dimensional article; and transferring the transfer material onto the surface of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew Richard Allen, Robert Paul Cassoni, Tadayoshi Ishihara, Paul Edmund Baker
  • Publication number: 20170182756
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for applying a transfer material onto the surface of an article are disclosed, including apparatuses and methods of transfer printing on and/or decorating three-dimensional articles, as well as the articles printed and/or decorated thereby. In some cases, the apparatuses and methods involve providing a deposition device, such as a printing device; providing a transfer component; depositing a material onto a portion of the transfer component with the deposition device; modifying the portion of the transfer component with the transfer material thereon to conform the transfer component to at least a portion of the surface of the three-dimensional article; and transferring the transfer material onto the surface of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Paul Cassoni, Matthew Richard Allen, Tadayoshi Ishihara, Paul Edmund Baker
  • Publication number: 20170182705
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for applying a transfer material onto the surface of an article are disclosed, including apparatuses and methods of transfer printing on and/or decorating three-dimensional articles, as well as the articles printed and/or decorated thereby. In some cases, the apparatuses and methods involve providing a deposition device, such as a printing device; providing a transfer component; depositing a material onto a portion of the transfer component with the deposition device; modifying the portion of the transfer component with the transfer material thereon to conform the transfer component to at least a portion of the surface of the three-dimensional article; and transferring the transfer material onto the surface of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew Richard Allen, Robert Paul Cassoni, Tadayoshi Ishihara, Paul Edmund Baker
  • Publication number: 20160325518
    Abstract: Methods of forming flexible containers having gussets formed by Z-folding then V-folding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Tadayoshi ISHIHARA, Joseph Craig LESTER, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Kenneth Stephen McGUIRE, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Scott Kendyl STANLEY, Lee Mathew ARENT, Jun YOU, Andrew Paul RAPACH, Charles John BERG, JR., Kory Adam GUNNERSON
  • Publication number: 20160176582
    Abstract: Non-durable self-supporting flexible containers with easily variable sizing. Line ups of flexible containers have similar sizes, shapes, and constructions, but hold differing amounts of fluent product at unexpected fill heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth Stephen McGUIRE, Scott Kendyl STANLEY, Tadayoshi ISHIHARA, Lee Mathew ARENT, Jun YOU, Joseph Craig LESTER, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Charles John BERG, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160176597
    Abstract: Non-durable self-supporting flexible containers with easily variable sizing. Line ups of flexible containers have similar sizes, shapes, and constructions, but hold differing amounts of fluent product at unexpected fill heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Tadayoshi ISHIHARA, Joseph Craig LESTER, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Richard Matthew GIACHETTO, Gavin John BROAD, Scott Kendyl STANLEY, Kenneth Stephen McGUIRE, Lee Mathew ARENT, JR., Jun YOU, Charles John BERG, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160176584
    Abstract: Non-durable self-supporting flexible containers with easily variable sizing. Line ups of flexible containers have similar sizes, shapes, and constructions, but hold differing amounts of fluent product at unexpected fill heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Tadayoshi ISHIHARA, Joseph Craig LESTER, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Richard Matthew GIACHETTO, Gavin John BROAD, Scott Kendyl STANLEY, Kenneth Stephen McGUIRE, Lee Mathew ARENT, JR., Jun YOU, Charles John BERG, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160176583
    Abstract: Non-durable self-supporting flexible containers with easily variable sizing. Line ups of flexible containers have similar sizes, shapes, and constructions, but hold differing amounts of fluent product at unexpected fill heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Tadayoshi ISHIHARA, Joseph Craig LESTER, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Richard Matthew GIACHETTO, Gavin John BROAD, Scott Kendyl STANLEY, Kenneth Stephen McGUIRE, Lee Mathew ARENT, JR., Jun YOU, Charles John BERG, JR.