Application Of End Closures To Containers Patents (Class 156/69)
  • Patent number: 11890854
    Abstract: Adhering systems for magnetizable laminates to assist preventing delamination of magnetizable laminates exposed to direct sunlight; and, relating to preventing fouling of cutting blades during cutting of magnetizable laminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Magnum Magnetics Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas William Rummer, Bernard F. Ball, Sr.
  • Patent number: 11446881
    Abstract: A device and a method for applying cover sheets to cross-bottoms of tubular sections made of a plastic material. The device includes conveyor devices for transporting the tubular sections and for depositing the cover sheets on the cross-bottoms in a deposit area. The device includes a hot gas device with a gas heater and a nozzle connected to the gas heater and oriented toward the deposit area for the cover sheets so when gas is supplied to the gas heater, the gas flows along a flow path from the gas supply through the gas heater and the nozzle into the deposit area. The hot gas device has a hot gas reservoir with an internal volume for the temporary storage of hot gas, the flow path running through the hot gas reservoir. A gas mass flow ({dot over (m)}1, {dot over (m)}2, {dot over (m)}ges) of gas supplied to the gas heater is adjustable by a control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Hannes Grill, Markus Grabenweger
  • Patent number: 11267601
    Abstract: A system of managing the sterilisation of empty flexible pouches (1) provides applying sacrificial closures (200) to the empty pouches, loading the empty provisional closed pouches to be sterilised on a transport device (300) for the collective transportation, performing the sterilisation of the transport device (300) carrying the empty provisional closed pouches, and finally separating, in a sterile chamber, the sacrificial closures (200) from the pouches, filling and applying a tamper-proof cap (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: GUALA PACK, S.P.A.
    Inventor: Stefano Tamarindo
  • Patent number: 11174416
    Abstract: A process for hot application of an adhesive composition (80) on a support (96), by means of a nozzle (50) applying the adhesive composition (80), a line (88) supplying the nozzle (50) with the adhesive composition (80) to be applied in fluid form, a mixer (30) positioned in the line (88) for the homogeneous mixture of the main components of the adhesive composition before its application; the applied adhesive composition (80) including a silylated prepolymer, a compatible tackifying resin; the adhesive composition having a cross-linking catalyst; the process involving: supplying the line (88) with the silylated prepolymer separated from the cross-linking catalyst, the mixing of the cross-linking catalyst with the main components by the mixer (30), the hot application of the mixed adhesive composition (80) onto a support (96).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTIK SA
    Inventors: Jean Francois Chartrel, Olivier Laferte, Lahoussaine Lalouch
  • Patent number: 11020911
    Abstract: A new method for fully automatically manufacturing a fluid container with a pressure unit is described, which pressure unit is mounted in a fluid container. In a station the high-pressure container of the pressure unit is mounted with the closure and the bottom part and is clamped at the upper and lower ends by clamping means and is rotated by rotating means associated with the clamping means. The rotating pressure unit is welded by first laser means and by second laser means, whereas the laser beam of the first laser means being directed to a first joint area of the bottom part of the pressure unit with the container, and the laser beam of the second laser means being directed to a second joint area of the bottom part of the pressure unit with the container, which first and second joint area are separated at a distance to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Brouwer, Phil Regan
  • Patent number: 11014725
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a packaging material comprising a core material layer having an area radially extending from an edge of a hole in said core material layer, wherein said area has a linearly or non-linearly decreasing core material layer thickness towards the edge of the hole. The disclosure further relates to a method for production of such a packaging material, and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Mameli, Seppo Bergman, Gabor Benkö, Rolf Lasson
  • Patent number: 10993560
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plastic vessel comprising a metal element which is accommodated its base, wherein the plastic vessel comprises a vessel element and a cover, such that the plastic vessel is formed in two pieces, wherein a recess is formed in the base of the vessel element, said recess being enclosed by the cover such a that a central closed region of the recess is provided, which accommodates the metal element, and wherein the vessel element and the cover are connected to one another thermoplastically under pressure. Moreover the invention relates to a method for producing a plastic vessel while using the thermoplastic properties of the plastic, and to the use of the vessel in interaction with a suitable means of transport and/or in a vehicle of any kind and/or for the usage by persons with reduced motor skills, perception, attention, and/or as a decorative element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: MAGLASSX GMBH
    Inventor: Christoph Fritz
  • Patent number: 10954023
    Abstract: A package for pourable food products and method for moulding a polymeric opening portion to a packaging sheet material is provided. The package can include an opening portion and a weakening feature. In some embodiments, the opening portion can be made of a polymer composition. In some embodiments, the weakening feature has a thickness below 200 micrometers and is thinner than parts of the opening portion directly adjacent to said weakening feature. The polymer composition can include sodium sulphite particles. In some embodiments, the sodium sulphite particles have the following size characteristics: (i) 0% having a size above 75 micrometers, and (ii) an average size below 25 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Petra Winberg, Mats Qvarford, Niels Damkjaer
  • Patent number: 10889414
    Abstract: A food container with vents on handles includes a box and a cover. The box includes a box wall and a receiving room. Two opposite sides of the box wall are provided with a pair of handle portions. Each handle portion is extended with a bent section from the box wall toward a direction which is bent away from the receiving room. An upper portion of each bent section is formed with a venting space communicating with the receiving room. The cover is removably fastened to the box to cloak the receiving room and includes a cover plate, a pair of handle lids and sliding seals. The handle lids can be fixed to the handle portions to cover the venting space. Each handle lid is provided with vents. The sliding seals are separately disposed in the handle lids to be capable of selectively cloaking the vents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Sheng-Yu Liu
  • Patent number: 10889064
    Abstract: Examples herein relate generally to methods, and associated components, characterized by the laser welding of crosslinked polyethylene plumbing components so as to create a leak-proof connection with both mechanical and thermal fusion bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Mercury Plastics LLC
    Inventors: Donald Currey, Scott R. Gardner, William Blue
  • Patent number: 10792845
    Abstract: A fuel tank producing apparatus that allows the thickness of a resin on the surface of a tank container to be uniform and that is capable of improving the curing quality of the tank container. The fuel tank producing apparatus includes a conveyor for conveying the tank container, a plurality of heating chambers for heating the tank container during the conveyance, a cooling furnace for cooling the tank container at a position downstream of the plurality of heating chambers in the conveying direction, a gas supplier for supplying gas to the plurality of heating chambers, a plurality of nozzles for blowing the gas supplied from the gas supplier onto the surface of the tank container in the plurality of heating chambers, and a plurality of plug heaters for heating the gas between the gas supplier and the plurality of nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Ken Hatta, Yasuhiro Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10632265
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an spray device includes assembling at least one spray nozzle plate into a thermoplastic holder, while controlling the temperature of the spray nozzle plate and/or the holder and as a result at least locally plastically deforming the holder permanently. After the thermoplastic deformation of a seat of the holder, a diameter of the seat of the holder upstream of the spray nozzle plate exceeds a diameter of the seat of the holder downstream of the nozzle plate. The thermoplastic holder may have a tapered seat, where the smallest cross section of the tapered seat is smaller than the spray nozzle plate, where a widest side of the tapered seat is pointing towards a supply side of the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Medspray B.V.
    Inventors: Henri Van Egmond, Wilhelmus Petrus Johannes De Kruijf, Wietze Nijdam, Jeroen Mathijn Wissink, Cornelis Johannes Maria Van Rijn
  • Patent number: 10478915
    Abstract: [Solving Means] A method for joining a plurality of members to be joined composed of metals or materials different in kind from each other which are metal and such an inorganic substance as ceramics to each other, the members being put in a state stacked up and down by having a configuration that a member to be joined 1 is received from an opening of an inside space portion 3 provided in a member to be joined 2 into the inside space portion 3 to be supported by a slope 7 of the inside space portion 3 and the members to be joined 1 and 2 are subjected to a vertical load shown by arrow 14 from a joining tool portion 12 and an anvil 13, while the joining tool portion 12 resonates with acoustic wave vibration or ultrasonic wave vibration transmitted from an acoustic wave vibrator or an ultrasonic wave vibrator to be subjected to vibration in a longitudinal direction shown by arrow 15, so that the members are joined in an ingot-like state, in a diffusion-like state, or in an alloy-like state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Shigeru Sato
  • Patent number: 10421588
    Abstract: A sealed container for packaging of granular or powdered product including a rigid container body defining an interior space and an upper portion, the upper portion having a sealing lip that defines an opening to the interior space, and a flexible, polymer sealing membrane removably attached to the sealing lip to cover the opening, the sealing membrane including a plurality of laser generated micro-perforations formed through the sealing membrane, the size of each of the plurality of laser generated micro-perforations being less than 3.937 mils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Middleton, Spencer Beaufore, Jeremy McBroom
  • Patent number: 10370162
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembly for the closure of a tube. The assembly includes a cap that includes a punch adapted to cut a seal. The seal is adapted to seal a neck of a tube head. The cap is configured to be fixed to the neck in a first position, known as the standby position, and a second position, known as the use position. The assembly also includes a ring movably fixed to the cap. The assembly is configured to allow the passage from an extended position, with the aim of the punch being protected by the ring in the standby position of the cap, to a retracted position, with the aim of the seal being pierced by the punch in the use position of the cap, a passage of the assembly from the extended position to the retracted position being effected by a sliding of the cap through the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Sylvain Defert, Franck Fritsch
  • Patent number: 10040264
    Abstract: A bottom heater for use in assembling a container bottom and a sleeve includes a body having a peripheral wall and a heated air passage terminating in an outlet in the peripheral wall. A shape of at least a portion of the peripheral wall defining the outlet is such that heated air exiting the outlet is fluidly attached to an adjacent portion of the peripheral wall after exit because of the Coanda effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Dart Container Corporation
    Inventor: Randy John Lamie
  • Patent number: 9982101
    Abstract: This invention discloses a method to fuse silicone and thermoplastic resin, comprising the following steps: Step A: conducting treatment twice on thermoplastic resin lid upon molding in plasma equipment under normal temperature, and opening the inert molecular chain of thermoplastic resin; wherein the power for treating the thermoplastic resin lid ranges 500 to 800 W, the time of treatment ranges from 5 s to 60 s; Step B: applying glue on the place for laying silicone gasket on thermoplastic resin lid, baking in the oven for 15-20 min; Step C: putting the treated thermoplastic resin lid and silicone gasket in step B into the over mold for encapsulation, the time of which is 2-3 min; conducting post vulcanization for 2 h after completing the encapsulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Ming Xie, Kaixiang Shu
  • Patent number: 9908658
    Abstract: The plastic bottle (1) is filled with liquid and provided with a rigid neck (4) that defines a narrow opening (5) with an inner diameter (D5) typically inferior to 40 mm. A flexible sheet-like cover member (C), having a lower closing element and an upper reinforcing element, is provided to seal the opening. A reinforcing portion (10) of the reinforcing element (C2) is directly fastened to a central portion (6) of the closing element in contact with the annular upper face (F) of the neck and reinforces this central portion. A first surface (S1) suitable for displaying label information is defined by the reinforcing portion. The outer rim (8) of the reinforcing element extends along or close to a rim (4d) of the face (F). An optional pull tab (9) forming part of the closing element (C1) and/or an extension portion forming part of the reinforcing element (C2) may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventors: Frederic Jouin, Christine Gehringer, Jennifer Ostertag
  • Patent number: 9903880
    Abstract: A heating device for heating a thermally fixable sealing cover disposed over the microplate adjacent the wells, a cooling device for actively cooling the microplate and a controller set up to control activity of the heating and cooling devices in a manner to heat the sealing cover so as to thermally fix it to the microplate and to actively cool the microplate so as to keep a temperature of the samples below a predefined temperature when heating the sealing cover. It further relates to a method for automatically sealing a microplate in which the thermally fusible sealing cover is disposed over the microplate, the sealing cover is heated to thermally fix it to the microplate and the microplate is actively cooled in a manner that a temperature of the liquid reaction mixtures is kept below a predefined temperature when heating the sealing cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Bommer, Thomas Schlaubitz, Pius Studer
  • Patent number: 9834331
    Abstract: A seal for containers is provided that allows the scent or aroma from the substance within the container to come through, while preventing leakage of the substance from within the container and/or physical contact of the substance by the consumer. More particularly, a seal is provided having at least one slit scoring fewer than all of the layers of the seal. The slit(s) will allow a consumer to sniff the scent or aroma released through the slit, while the seal remains secured to the container, extending shelf life of the substance, and preventing leakage, as well as, contamination, damage and/or reduced volume caused by consumers sampling the products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventor: Juan Bruna
  • Patent number: 9469444
    Abstract: In manufacturing an easy-open container (1), a flange (25) of a container body (2) and a lid (3) are heat-sealed, where a circular sealing board (7) having a curved surface on an inner circumferential edge and an inclined surface on an outer circumferential edge side is pressed onto an upper side of the flange (25) to form a swelling gathered resin part (6) formed of respective resin components of a surface layer (21) of the container body (2), a subsurface layer (22) adjacent to the surface layer (21) and a seal layer (31) of the lid (3), while heat-sealing the surface layer (21) of the container body (2) and the seal layer (31) of the lid (3). With the arrangement, the easy-open container (1) having both a high sealing performance and an easy-open performance can be provided with low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Toshiya Sato
  • Patent number: 9193109
    Abstract: A method of packaging by heat sealing, including: a) transporting films to a heat sealing packaging station; b) pressing two layers of the films with a positioning blocking element to position the films and block the air flow between a packaging cavity and a packaging line; c) performing heat sealing to the two layers of the films at the packaging line by a heat sealing device; and d) resetting the heat sealing device and the positioning blocking element, and cooling and solidifying the films bonded at the packaging line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Chunlin Ye
  • Patent number: 9140408
    Abstract: A gas tank is provided which can ensure high gas barrier properties even with respect to a gas having a small molecular size, for example, a hydrogen gas. In a high-pressure gas tank comprising a resin liner inside an FRP layer, an oxide layer is formed on the inner surface of the resin liner. When a reinforcing fiber is wound around the outer surface of the resin liner by a filament winding process, air is beforehand enclosed inside the resin liner. Next, when the reinforcing fiber is thermally cured to form the FRP layer, the inner surface of the resin liner is thermally oxidized to form the oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventors: Sakuma Emori, Daiki Shinohe
  • Patent number: 9102424
    Abstract: A jaw support and a sealing jaw for form, fill and seal machines are provided. In alternative embodiments, the form, fill and seal machines may include a fitment applicator station, a fitment applicator, a fitment heater assembly and a sealing jaw constructed and arranged to form a container and transfer and apply a fitment to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Robert Lawrence Gynnild
  • Patent number: 9095462
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method of and an apparatus for making reinforced medical balloons. The method and the apparatus described may be used for reinforcing any medical balloon by using a hollow tubular reinforcement sleeve. The sleeve may be in the form of a tubular braid, a tubular warp knitted fabric, a tubular weft knitted fabric or a tubular woven fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Amad Tayebi
  • Patent number: 9051441
    Abstract: Process for passivating polymeric particles to prevent undesirable interaction with the environment. In particular, sputter coating of metal and surface treatment with aqueous solutions are shown to successfully passivate the particles, such as for example, toner particles, and prevent interaction between the particles and the epoxy embedding resin which causes artifacts, observed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventors: Paul J. Gerroir, Daryl W. Vanbesien, Peng Li
  • Publication number: 20150136780
    Abstract: Container for foodstuffs, in particular coffee, comprising a central body (11) made of flexible material, a bottom (12) associated to a lower end (15) of the central body (11), and a lid (20, 39) attached to an upper end (21) of the central body (11) by means of an upper ring (25, 45), made of rigid plastic material. The container (10) also comprises a lower ring (13), also made of rigid plastic material, which makes the bottom (12) solid with the central body (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Walter Tamaro, Giulio Gerbino
  • Publication number: 20150130548
    Abstract: A lid body includes: a first surface; a second surface having a top-bottom relation with the first surface; an outer peripheral surface connecting the first surface and the second surface; a groove provided in the first surface from the outer peripheral surface toward an interior of the first surface; and first and second marks arranged at positions that do not overlap with an outer peripheral edge of the second surface in a plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Juichiro MATSUZAWA
  • Publication number: 20150125638
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a liner, the method including forming a tubular body portion having a top circumferential edge, a bottom circumferential edge, and a weld seam or seams extending from the top circumferential edge to the bottom circumferential edge; stretching the tubular body near the top circumferential edge and welding a top liner sheet portion along the stretched top circumferential edge, the top liner sheet portion having a fitment welded thereto; and stretching the tubular body near the bottom circumferential edge and welding a bottom liner sheet portion along the stretched bottom circumferential edge. The weld between the tubular body portion and the top liner sheet portion may be effected with the inner wetted surfaces of each portion in contact. Similarly, the weld between the tubular body portion and the bottom liner sheet portion is effected with the inner wetted surfaces of each portion in contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Royce Richter, Bradd Donald Nielson, Jacek Katarzynski, Edward Brunott, Gary Eastwood
  • Publication number: 20150083302
    Abstract: A method of sealing a container and a lid by melt adhesion by laser. Either the container or the lid has a thermoplastic resin that permits the laser beam to transmit through and the other one has a resin composition of the thermoplastic resin containing a heat-generating substance. Further, the laser beam applies a rectangular beam having a uniform intensity distribution. The upper-limit of temperature is not lower than a melting point of the thermoplastic resin but lower than a thermal decomposition start temperature thereof in the melt adhesion interface between the container and the lid, and the temperature reaches the upper-limit in a heating time t (msec) represented by the following formula (1), t(msec)=L/S??(1) where L is the length (mm) of the rectangular beam in the scanning direction, and S is the rate of laser scanning (mm/msec) of not higher than 1.65 mm/msec.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Makoto Sawada, Kiyotaka Shinozaki, Yoshiaki Shinagawa, Jun Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20140371108
    Abstract: A biochip for the integration of all steps in a complex process from the insertion of a sample to the generation of a result, performed without operator intervention includes microfluidic and macrofluidic features that are acted on by instrument subsystems in a series of scripted processing steps. Methods for fabricating these complex biochips of high feature density by injection molding are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: NetBio, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard F. Selden, Eugene Tan
  • Publication number: 20140367378
    Abstract: A tank for a transformer includes a left side wall, a right side wall opposing the left side wall, a front wall, a rear wall opposing the front wall, and a trapezoidal-shaped base. Each of the left side wall, the right side wall, the front wall and the rear wall extends from the base so as to define a trapezoidal-shaped tank having an open end in communication with an interior space. The right and left side walls, and the rear wall are constructed and arranged so that the open end slants downwardly from front to back of the tank. A cover is adhered to the tank to cover the open end. The tank is constructed and arranged to house transformer components in the interior space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Bryan Zweifel, Dana L. Basel, Joe W. Neuenswander, John V. Jacobson, Robert I. Sumner
  • Publication number: 20140354116
    Abstract: This invention pertains to piezoelectric actuators made of single crystal active elements which not only exhibit uniform and superior displacement in the axial direction but also of lower cost to produce than full single crystal ring or tube actuators. Said multi-stake actuator is made up of multiple longitudinal (d33) or transverse (d3i or d32) mode piezoelectric single crystal active elements, bonded together by epoxy with the aid of shaped edge- and top and bottom washer-stiffeners which are configured to suit various application needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Yuexue Xia, Huilin Nelly Goh, Dian-Hua Lin
  • Publication number: 20140340926
    Abstract: An illumination optical system unit 26A includes an optical fiber 39A, a fluorescent body 40, a ferrule 60 as a holding member that holds the fluorescent, body 40 and the optical fiber 39A, a cylindrical first sleeve member 61 that covers the outer periphery of the fluorescent body 40, and a protective cover 38 that seals the tip side of the fluorescent body 40. The ferrule 60 holds the optical fiber 39A and the fluorescent body 40, and is inserted into the first sleeve member 61. A magnetic metal film 67 is provided on the surface of a fluorescent body-holding portion 69 of the ferrule 60. The tip of the protective cover 38 and a magnet 75 are allowed to come into contact wife each other to generate magnetic force between those two, so that the fluorescent body 40 comes into close contact with the protective cover 38.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Makito KOMUKAI
  • Publication number: 20140335359
    Abstract: The present invention provides a band seal for hard capsules filled with PEG, particularly a low-molecular-weight PEG, PEG 200 to 600, the band seal being capable of effectively preventing content leakage through the gap between the body and cap of the capsule; and a liquid for preparing the band seal. The present invention further provides a hard capsule filled with PEG, particularly a low-molecular-weight PEG, PEG 200 to 600, the filled capsule being prevented content leakage through the gap between the body and cap of the capsule. The band seal can be prepared using a polyvinyl alcohol, a polyvinyl alcohol copolymer, or a mixture thereof as a main component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Shinji TOCHIO
  • Publication number: 20140319045
    Abstract: Hollow fiber cartridges and components and methods of their construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Jerry SHEVITZ
  • Publication number: 20140272203
    Abstract: A decorative panel formed from layers comprising a transparent or translucent display panel, a supporting panel, an interchangeable decorative panel disposed between the display panel and the supporting panel, and a retaining band for surrounding the periphery of the panels and retaining the layers in generally abutting relation. The retaining band is removable so as to permit replacement of the decorative layer. The panel system of the invention provides a cost effective means of changing the look of cabinetry that is easy to implement and results in little wastage of materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen Boychuk
  • Patent number: 8828166
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for ultrasound welding of two bag foils to a spout, wherein at a first method step, a lateral edge of a bag foil abutting the spout is welded to the spout with a first oscillating structure, at a second method step, the lateral edge of the second bag foil abutting the opposite side of the spout is welded to the spout with a second oscillating structure, and at a third method step, the lateral edges of the two bag foils located next to the spout are welded to each other with a third oscillating structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Wildmann Maschinen E.K.
    Inventors: Werner Grass, Guenther Kachel, Benjamin Goettert
  • Patent number: 8793968
    Abstract: A spice container and method of making same is provided. The spice container includes a plastic container body and a plastic lid ultrasonically welded to an open end of the container body. The method of making the spice container includes molding the container body from plastic as a one-piece construction. However, during molding, prior to cooling, the container body has a rectangular outer periphery proximate a closed end and an outer periphery at an opposite end having at least one side that bows radially outward. After molding and after cooling, the outer periphery proximate the opposite end has a generally rectangular shape as the bowed side cools and shrinks to a generally straight side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: J.L. Clark, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward P. Cronin, George Solowiejko
  • Patent number: 8790366
    Abstract: A device for delivering an incision sealant includes a housing, a seal, and a cannula. The housing at least partially encloses a chamber that holds a quantity of a sealant. The seal is located on one end of the housing and contains the sealant in the chamber. Likewise, a similar seal may be located at the tip end of the fan-shaped cannula. The cannula is fluidly coupled to the chamber, is disposed along an axis, and has a generally fan-shaped end. The generally fan-shaped end has a top surface and an opening for dispensing the sealant. The shape of the generally fan-shaped end is configured to apply sealant to an incision geometry or to conform to the geometry of an eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Alcon Research, Ltd.
    Inventor: Diana M. Cordova
  • Patent number: 8778109
    Abstract: A low emissivity and EMI shielding transparent composite film typically for use in association with window glazing and comprising a transparent film substrate having on one side thereof an underlayer of abrasion resistant hardcoat material with at least one infrared reflective layer covering the underlayer, typically a metallic layer which may be encased in metal oxide layers, which is then covered with a thin external protective top coat of a cured fluorinated resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: CPFilms Inc.
    Inventors: Charles N. Van Nutt, James P. Enniss, Jaime A. Li, Anthony B. Port, Scott E. Pickett, Jeremy B. Stegall, Coby L. Hubbard, Rita M. Phillips, Steven A. Barth
  • Patent number: 8769811
    Abstract: An electronic circuit component is provided with shielding for electromagnetic interference (“EMI”) by covering at least part of the component with a layer of electrical insulation that conforms to the shape of the surface to which the insulation is applied. At least part of the surface of the insulation is then covered by a layer of EMI shielding that conforms to the shape of the surface of the insulation to which the shielding is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Josh Wurzel, Shawn Robert Gettemy, Ahmad Al-Dahle, Carlin James Vieri, Wei Yao
  • Publication number: 20140124507
    Abstract: A package film is provided for attaching to a base member to define a package. The package film construction includes a top layer having a top surface and a bottom surface. A removable adhesive is provided having a defined pattern applied below the bottom surface. A polyethylene (PE) emulsion layer is provide that covers at least a portion of the adhesive pattern, with the PE emulsion layer being heat sealable to the base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott William Huffer, Donovan Young
  • Patent number: 8663412
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to process for making a packaging, said packaging comprising a container (2) with a container body (5) and a container opening having an upper edge, said packaging further comprising a closure (4) for closing said container, the container and the closure being made out of polyethylene terephtalate (PET), polyethylene naphtalate (PEN), or a combination thereof, said container (2) and said closure (4) comprising respectively first (8) and second (9) attachment means, characterized in that: said process comprising the steps of in order: (i) fitting said first (8) and second (9) attachment means to each other, (ii) deforming at least one of the first and/or second attachment means up to the point of permanent deformation of the PET or PEN material, by punching, rolling, or a combination thereof, so as to create a permanent, leak-tight, attachment between said container and said closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Christian Detrois, Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Publication number: 20140047803
    Abstract: A rigid holding container has a flexible cover sheet extending over the holding area for sealing the contents. The container has a wide, flat perimeter lip which provides a firm base for the seal between the cover sheet and the container. A breaching bubble is formed in the seal, under the cover and over the perimeter lip. The consumer breaches the bubble by pressing the bubble against the lip between the thumb and forefinger. The pressure compresses the air in the bubble causing the bubble to expand laterally. The expanding bubble breaches along the perimeter of the lip, producing a peel flap of flexible cover material. The consumer pulls the peel flap while holding the rigid container down, to remove the cover sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: POPPACK LLC
    Inventors: William S. Perell, Leif B. Sorensen
  • Publication number: 20140041715
    Abstract: A composite insulating panel comprises an external sheet, an internal sheet, and an insulating body between the sheets. The external sheet has a first longitudinally extending raised side underlap projection at one side and a side overlap projection on the opposite side of the panel with a substantially flat portion extending between the projections. A photovoltaic solar collector is mounted to the flat portion of external sheet. The solar collector comprises a photovoltaic sheet and a protective translucent cover for the photovoltaic sheet. A first adhesive layer is provided between the photovoltaic sheet and the translucent cover. A second adhesive layer is provided between the underside of the photovoltaic sheet and the external surface of the composite panel upper or external sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: James Carolan, Gregory Flynn
  • Publication number: 20140034672
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a head assembly comprising a tube head and a metal barrier insert, said method comprising steps of: providing a barrier insert comprising an intermediate metal layer being a disc having an inner opening, defining an upper surface, a lower surface, an inner edge and an outer edge, an upper layer made of plastic material covering said upper surface of the intermediate metal layer, and a lower layer made of plastic material covering said lower surface of the intermediate metal layer, heating at least one of said upper and lower layers, so that said upper or lower layer melts and the plastic material flows and covers at least the inner edge or the outer edge of the intermediate metal layer, attaching said barrier insert to the inner side of the shoulder of a plastic tube head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventor: Thierry Maurice
  • Publication number: 20140012222
    Abstract: This invention is related to the use of polyurethane-based polymer as a drug delivery device to deliver biologically active compounds at a constant rate for an extended period of time and methods of manufactures thereof. The device is very biocompatible and biostable, and is useful as an implant in patients (humans and animals) for the delivery of appropriate bioactive substances to tissues or organs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Petr Kuzma, Harry Quandt
  • Patent number: 8609043
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a container, made of an inorganic additive containing plastic material, for reducing physical/chemical interaction between the container and an oil, fat and/or wax containing formulation contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: M & P Patent Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Claudia Mattern
  • Publication number: 20130313255
    Abstract: A molded article comprising a food container top, and a method for producing same, is disclosed. The method includes providing a mold for forming the molded article, wherein the mold defines a frame, a utensil located substantially coplanar with the frame and a frangible link between the frame and the utensil, providing an in-mold lidding film having a heat activatable lower surface, positioning the in-mold lidding film adjacent to an interior molding surface of the mold, molding the molded article from a heated thermoplastic resin contained within the mold, whereby the heated thermoplastic resin contacts a perimeter of the heat-activatable lower surface of the in-mold lidding film, and the perimeter of the heat-activatable lower surface of the in-mold lidding film is molded to the frame of the article such that the in-mold lidding film hermetically seals an opening defined by the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Phoenix Packaging Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Robert, William Traynor