Patents by Inventor Timothy H. Bohrer

Timothy H. Bohrer 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: 20190177058
    Abstract: A container assembly configured to maintain a predetermined humidity for storing a product therein. The container assembly includes a container having a body with a body wall and a mouth opening into a storage cavity and a cap having a top wall. The cap is selectively mountable over the mouth of the container to substantially enclose the storage cavity in a mounted configuration. A sidewall extends substantially perpendicularly from one of the body wall and the top wall. The sidewall defines an opening and a compartment and has an opening edge adjacent the opening. A moisture control material is positioned within the compartment. A sealing membrane has a peripheral portion. The peripheral portion is secured to the sidewall proximate the opening edge. The sealing membrane is configured to allow moisture flow therethrough to maintain the predetermined humidity in the storage cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Lissa BIESECKER LONGACRE, Frederick N. BIESECKER, II, Douglas S. CAMOMILE, Bruce T. CLEEVELY, Alex M. WARMKESSEL, Robert ESSE, Timothy H. BOHRER, Brian RICE, Kyle A. MOLL, Eric WELLER
  • Patent number: 10220992
    Abstract: A container assembly configured to maintain a predetermined humidity for storing a product therein. The container assembly includes a container having a body with a body wall and a mouth opening into a storage cavity and a cap having a top wall. The cap is selectively mountable over the mouth of the container to substantially enclose the storage cavity in a mounted configuration. A sidewall extends substantially perpendicularly from one of the body wall and the top wall. The sidewall defines an opening and a compartment and has an opening edge adjacent the opening. A moisture control material is positioned within the compartment. A sealing membrane has a peripheral portion. The peripheral portion is secured to the sidewall proximate the opening edge. The sealing membrane is configured to allow moisture flow therethrough to maintain the predetermined humidity in the storage cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: DRUG PLASTICS & GLASS COMPANY, INC., Boveda Inc.
    Inventors: Lissa Biesecker Longacre, Frederick N. Biesecker, II, Douglas S. Camomile, Bruce T. Cleevely, Alex M. Warmkessel, Robert Esse, Timothy H. Bohrer, Brian Rice, Kyle A. Moll, Eric Weller
  • Patent number: 10081465
    Abstract: A container assembly configured to maintain a predetermined humidity for storing a product therein. The container assembly includes a container having a body with a body wall and a mouth opening into a storage cavity and a cap having a top wall. The cap is selectively mountable over the mouth of the container to substantially enclose the storage cavity in a mounted configuration. A sidewall extends substantially perpendicularly from one of the body wall and the top wall. The sidewall defines an opening and a compartment and has an opening edge adjacent the opening. A moisture control material is positioned within the compartment. A sealing membrane has a peripheral portion. The peripheral portion is secured to the sidewall proximate the opening edge. The sealing membrane is configured to allow moisture flow therethrough to maintain the predetermined humidity in the storage cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Lissa Biesecker Longacre, Frederick N. Biesecker, II, Douglas S. Camomile, Bruce T. Cleevely, Alex M. Warmkessel, Robert Esse, Timothy H. Bohrer, Brian Rice, Kyle A. Moll, Eric Weller
  • Publication number: 20180257830
    Abstract: A container assembly configured to maintain a predetermined humidity for storing a product therein. The container assembly includes a container having a body with a body wall and a mouth opening into a storage cavity and a cap having a top wall. The cap is selectively mountable over the mouth of the container to substantially enclose the storage cavity in a mounted configuration. A sidewall extends substantially perpendicularly from one of the body wall and the top wall. The sidewall defines an opening and a compartment and has an opening edge adjacent the opening. A moisture control material is positioned within the compartment. A sealing membrane has a peripheral portion. The peripheral portion is secured to the sidewall proximate the opening edge. The sealing membrane is configured to allow moisture flow therethrough to maintain the predetermined humidity in the storage cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Lissa BIESECKER LONGACRE, Frederick N. BIESECKER, II, Douglas S. CAMOMILE, Bruce T. CLEEVELY, Alex M. WARMKESSEL, Robert ESSE, Timothy H. BOHRER, Brian RICE, Kyle A. MOLL, Eric WELLER
  • Publication number: 20180099797
    Abstract: A container assembly configured to maintain a predetermined humidity for storing a product therein. The container assembly includes a container having a body with a body wall and a mouth opening into a storage cavity and a cap having a top wall. The cap is selectively mountable over the mouth of the container to substantially enclose the storage cavity in a mounted configuration. A sidewall extends substantially perpendicularly from one of the body wall and the top wall. The sidewall defines an opening and a compartment and has an opening edge adjacent the opening. A moisture control material is positioned within the compartment. A sealing membrane has a peripheral portion. The peripheral portion is secured to the sidewall proximate the opening edge. The sealing membrane is configured to allow moisture flow therethrough to maintain the predetermined humidity in the storage cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Lissa BIESECKER LONGACRE, Frederick N. BIESECKER, II, Douglas S. CAMOMILE, Bruce T. CLEEVELY, Alex M. WARMKESSEL, Robert ESSE, Timothy H. BOHRER, Brian RICE, Kyle A. MOLL, Eric WELLER
  • Publication number: 20160128137
    Abstract: A method of making a microwave energy interactive structure includes plasma treating the surface of a polymer film with an inert gas at a plasma treatment energy per unit surface area of the film of from about 0.005 J/cm2 to about 0.2 J/cm2 to reduce the apparent surface roughness of film the polymer film, and depositing a layer of microwave energy interactive material onto the plasma treated surface of the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Scott W. Middleton, Timothy H. Bohrer
  • Patent number: 9284108
    Abstract: A method of making a microwave energy interactive structure includes plasma treating the surface of a polymer film with an inert gas at a plasma treatment energy per unit surface area of the film of from about 0.005 J/cm2 to about 0.2 J/cm2 to reduce the apparent surface roughness of film the polymer film, and depositing a layer of microwave energy interactive material onto the plasma treated surface of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Middleton, Timothy H. Bohrer
  • Patent number: 9132612
    Abstract: A composite construct comprising a side wall extending at least partially around an interior of the composite construct. At least a portion of the side wall comprises at least one laminate, and the at least one laminate comprises at least one layer of material that comprises a first renewable polymer. The composite construct can also comprise at least one injection-molded element comprising at least a second renewable polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy H. Bohrer
  • Patent number: 8828510
    Abstract: A package with self-forming insulating walls includes a tray for supporting a food item, a flap joined to the tray along a fold line, and an insulating microwave material overlying at least a portion of the tray and at least a portion of the flap. The insulating microwave material may be joined to the flap. The insulating microwave material may include a microwave energy interactive material supported on a first polymer film layer, a moisture-containing layer joined to the microwave energy interactive material, and a second polymer film layer joined to the moisture-containing layer in a predetermined pattern, thereby defining a plurality of expandable cells between the moisture-containing layer and the second polymer film layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorin R. Cole, Timothy H. Bohrer, Scott W. Middleton, Richard G. Robison, Terrence P. Lafferty, Brian R. O'Hagan, Patrick H. Wnek
  • Patent number: 8642935
    Abstract: A microwave energy interactive structure includes a layer of indium tin oxide, which may be supported on a microwave energy transparent substrate. In one embodiment, the microwave energy interactive structure may have at least one of an oxygen transmission rate of less than about 0.05 cc/m2/day and a water vapor transmission rate of less than about 0.09 g/m2/day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard G. Robison, Lorin R. Cole, Timothy H. Bohrer, Scott W. Middleton, Terrence P. Lafferty, Brian R. O'Hagan, Patrick H. Wnek
  • Publication number: 20130260106
    Abstract: A composite construct comprising a side wall extending at least partially around an interior of the composite construct. At least a portion of the side wall comprises at least one laminate, and the at least one laminate comprises at least one layer of material that comprises a first renewable polymer. The composite construct can also comprise at least one injection-molded element comprising at least a second renewable polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy H. Bohrer
  • Publication number: 20130126543
    Abstract: A method of forming thermoforming sheets includes providing a molten polymer source. The method further includes providing a first and second roller, the second roller having a first and second section, the first section having a first diameter and the second section having a second diameter. The method further includes feeding molten polymer from the molten polymer source into a nip between the first and second roller. The method further includes forming the thermoforming sheets having a first and second portion, the first portion corresponding to the first and second section of the second roller respectively, the first portion have a first thickness corresponding to the first diameter and the second portion having a second thickness corresponding to the second diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Timothy H. Bohrer, William J. Barenberg
  • Patent number: 8440275
    Abstract: A microwave insulating material includes a dimensionally stable support, a patterned adhesive layer overlying at least a portion of the support, a polymer film layer overlying the patterned adhesive layer, and a plurality of expandable cells disposed between the support and the polymer film layer and defined by the patterned adhesive layer, wherein the expandable cells vary in size. A self-sealing microwave package includes a sheet of insulating material including a first surface, and a thermally activatable adhesive applied to at least a portion of the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorin R. Cole, Timothy H. Bohrer, Scott W. Middleton, Richard G. Robison, Terrence P. Lafferty, Brian R. O'Hagan, Patrick H. Wnek
  • Publication number: 20120279956
    Abstract: A flexible microwave heating package for food includes a first panel and a second panel joined to one another in a facing relationship, and a third panel joined to the first panel and the second panel. The first panel and second panel define walls of the package and the third panel defines a base of the package. The first panel and second panel may each include microwave energy interactive material operative for reflecting at least a portion of incident microwave energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy H. BOHRER
  • Patent number: 8129450
    Abstract: Durable and disposable articles are provided which include a thermoplastic polymer composition, which includes a blend of a polymer and a modified polymer. The modified polymer has covalently bonded pendant substituents derived from cyclodextrin. The articles can be a films, coatings, nonwoven webs, or monolithic articles. An article can have the polymer composition as one part of the article, such as in one distinct area of the article, or on the surface of the article, for example as a coating or surface film. The article can be, for example, a multilayer barrier film, a nonwoven sheet or pad, an absorbent article, or a storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Cellresin Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Willard E. Wood, Timothy H. Bohrer, Stanley R. Kellenberger, Neil J. Beaverson
  • Publication number: 20110233202
    Abstract: A package configured to receive a food item for storage and heating therein is disclosed. The package includes an opening and a closure mechanism and comprises an insulating microwave material. A plurality of packages in a stacked relation also is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Richard G. ROBISON, Lorin R. Cole, Timothy H. Bohrer, Scott W. Middleton, Terrence P. Lafferty, Brian R. O'Hagan, Patrick H. Wnek
  • Patent number: 8013280
    Abstract: A package configured to receive a food item for storage and heating therein is disclosed. The package includes an opening and a closure mechanism and comprises an insulating microwave material. A plurality of packages in a stacked relation also is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard G. Robison, Lorin R. Cole, Timothy H. Bohrer, Scott W. Middleton, Terrence P. Lafferty, Brian R. O'Hagan, Patrick H. Wnek
  • Publication number: 20110011854
    Abstract: A microwave energy interactive structure comprises a polymer film having a birefringence (nz?nx) of less than about 0.15, and a layer of microwave energy interactive material on the polymer film. The layer of microwave energy interactive material is operative for converting at least a portion of impinging microwave energy into thermal energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Scott W. Middleton, Timothy H. Bohrer, Jeffrey T. Sloat, William Gilpatrick, Mark Sinclair
  • Publication number: 20100213191
    Abstract: A microwave energy interactive structure comprises a polymer film having a crystallinity of less than about 50%, and a layer of microwave energy interactive material on the polymer film. The layer of microwave energy interactive material is operative for converting at least a portion of impinging microwave energy into thermal energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Scott W. Middleton, Timothy H. Bohrer
  • Publication number: 20100213192
    Abstract: A microwave energy interactive structure comprises a polymer film having a pair of opposed sides, a first side of the pair of opposed sides being plasma treated, and a layer of microwave energy interactive material supported on the first side of the polymer film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Scott W. Middleton, Timothy H. Bohrer