Patents by Inventor XiaoFeng Lan

XiaoFeng Lan 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: 9688448
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a cap (10) for receptacles (20) such as e.g. glass jars, comprising a cap base body (11) with a fixing means (13) for enabling the cap (10) to be removably attached on the receptacles (20), a backing layer (2) made from a deformable material, and a sealable, preferably heat-sealable membrane (3) not being glued to the backing layer (2), wherein both the backing layer (2) and the membrane (3) are retained inside the cap (10) via a retention portion (18) extending from an inner side wall (14) of the cap (10). The invention is further directed to a receptacle (20) having said cap (10) for closing it, and is also directed to a method for providing the cap (10) with a sealing element (1) and for providing said cap (10) onto the receptacle (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Daniel Abegglen, Berenice Connes, Gilles Demaurex, Philippe Domansky, Thierry Fabozzi, Stephane Hentzel, XiaoFeng Lan, Raphael Thivolet
  • Patent number: 9637288
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sealable element (1) for sealing the rim (21) of receptacles (20), the element (1) comprising at least a backing layer (2) made from a deformable material, and a sealable membrane (3) detachably connected to the backing layer (2), wherein the membrane (3) comprises an additional or integral opening means (4), wherein at least the membrane (3) has a contour with a radius varying between a lower radius value (L) and an upper radius value (U), wherein the ratio between the lower radius value (L) and the upper radius value (U) is defined by the equation 0.9?L/u?0.99, preferably 0.95?L/u?0.97. The invention further relates to a cap (10) comprising said sealable element (1) and to a receptacle (20) comprising said cap (10) being removably attached onto an opening (O).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Daniel Abegglen, Berenice Connes, Gilles Demaurex, Philippe Domansky, Thierry Fabozzi, Stephane Hentzel, XiaoFeng Lan, Raphael Thivolet
  • Publication number: 20150210449
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a cap (10) for receptacles (20) such as e.g. glass jars, comprising a cap base body (11) with a fixing means (13) for enabling the cap (10) to be removably attached on the receptacles (20), a backing layer (2) made from a deformable material, and a sealable, preferably heat-sealable membrane (3) not being glued to the backing layer (2), wherein both the backing layer (2) and the membrane (3) are retained inside the cap (10) via a retention portion (18) extending from an inner side wall (14) of the cap (10). The invention is further directed to a receptacle (20) having said cap (10) for closing it, and is also directed to a method for providing the cap (10) with a sealing element (1) and for providing said cap (10) onto the receptacle (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Abegglen, Berenice Connes, Gilles Demaurex, Philippe Domansky, Thierry Fabozzi, Stephane Hentzel, XiaoFeng Lan, Raphael Thivolet
  • Publication number: 20140312039
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sealable element (1) for sealing the rim (21) of receptacles (20), the element (1) comprising at least a backing layer (2) made from a deformable material, and a sealable membrane (3) detachably connected to the backing layer (2), wherein the membrane (3) comprises an additional or integral opening means (4), wherein at least the membrane (3) has a contour with a radius varying between a lower radiusvalue (L) and an upper radiusvalue (U), wherein the ratio between the lower radiusvalue (L) and the upper radiusvalue (U) is defined by the equation 0.9?L/u?0.99, preferably 0.95?L/u?0.97. The invention further relates to a cap (10) comprising said sealable element (1) and to a receptacle (20) comprising said cap (10) being removably attached onto an opening (O).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Abegglen, Berenice Connes, Gilles Demaurex, Philippe Domansky, Thierry Fabozzi, Stephane Hentzel, XiaoFeng Lan, Raphael Thivolet