Housing Projects From Panel Aperture Patents (Class 206/462)
  • Patent number: 10596846
    Abstract: A greeting card having a transparent and flexible pouch enclosing a deformable object is disclosed. The transparent and flexible pouch is vacuum sealed with the deformable object inside, such that the deformable object compresses. A transparent insert may be placed inside of the transparent and flexible pouch, in order to minimize disfiguration of the deformable object during the compression process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
    Inventors: Lainie Bassett, Kari Walberg, Orlanda Lacy
  • Patent number: 10479580
    Abstract: A method for separating a package blister from the cards which retain it to promote recycling of the component parts of a package. A thermoformed thermoplastic blister has a product bubble which extends from a peripheral flange to extend through an opening in a front card. The front card is affixed to a back card so as not to adhere to the blister flange. The blister has a pull feature which is accessible for gripping by a user to engage and remove the blister from the front card and the back card. To separate the blister from the cards a user grips the pull feature and pulls the blister frontwardly, thereby distorting the blister and extracting the blister from the cards, to fully separate the blister from the front card and the back card, permitting the entire package to be recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Placon Corporation
    Inventor: Donald E. McCumber
  • Patent number: 10442603
    Abstract: The invention relates to a carrier for pharmaceutical compositions, the carrier comprising at least a first and a second portion. Each of the first and second portions comprises at least two cavities for housing pharmaceutical composition, and at least one cover sheet covering said at least two cavities. The cavities of the first and second portions are arranged so that the first and second portions can be placed in an overlapping configuration with the cavities of the first portion positioned in spaces between the cavities of the second portion. At least one of the cavities of the first portion comprises at least one bulge, and at least one of the cavities of the second portion comprises at least one depression adapted to engage with said at least one bulge to form a mutual engagement between the first and second portions. By this engagement, mutual movement of the first and second portions is restricted, so that a rigid structure is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Medcomb Holding APS
    Inventors: John Wagner, Flemming Wagner
  • Patent number: 10364088
    Abstract: A tape for holding an information card (5) holding a blister (1) having a cavity for holding an item, where a hole (7) in the information card allows affixing of the blister such that the cavity of the blister remains accessible for instance by inserting the cavity of the blister in the hole so it protrudes through the information card. By affixing the information cards in a repetitive pattern along the tape (20) the assembled tape can be folded and individual blisters are no longer lost. An edge (6) for severing the tape allows the removal of a single information card-blister assembly from the assembled tape. Separating the information cards on the tape allows room for folding the tape. Ensuring that the holes cut in the tape do not overlap allows the distance between the information cards along the tape to be reduced and result in an efficient stacking of the blisters when the tape is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: PL2M B.V.
    Inventor: Josephus Jacobus Johannes Maria van Esch
  • Patent number: 10231796
    Abstract: An envelope for housing a medical device includes a body including first and second panels connected to one another along an edge thereof to define an interior space sized and shaped to house a medical device sealed within a packet and a first opening arrangement including a perforation extending about the body along the first and second panels to define a break portion breakable from a remaining portion of the body to open the envelope along with a second opening arrangement including a tab extending from a portion of the body such that pulling the tab in a direction away from the body tears a portion of the perforation extending along the first panel to open the envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Woitech Grabowski, Werner Schweiker
  • Patent number: 9988176
    Abstract: A package unitarily formed from a cardboard blank includes a back wall, two hinged lid sections to open and close the package, and a first and second pairs of side walls extending from the back wall. One hinged lid section extends from one of the side walls of the first pair and the other from the other side wall of the first pair. A panel having at least one aperture for receiving the product extends from one side wall to the other side wall of the second pair and is arranged between the back wall and the hinged lid sections when the package is closed. The panel includes at least one reinforcing brace extending substantially perpendicular from the panel towards the back wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Manfred Kobbe
  • Patent number: 9845183
    Abstract: A package is disclosed including a blister and a folded paperboard card, and having features that provide for the package to be displayed in a self-standing configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: WestRock MWV, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan A. Bailey
  • Patent number: 9604770
    Abstract: A card holder assembly for holding multiple transaction cards, such as gift cards, to a common backer panel for presentation and sale. Cards held within the container may be from a variety of retailers. The cards may also be activated with accessing each individual card and without removing the cards from the card holder assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Gift Card Impressions, LLC
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • Patent number: 9592179
    Abstract: A single use rigid package containing pharmaceutical compositions which protects tablets, capsules, soft shell pills against hard transporting conditions and undesired rupture. The package comprises at least four sections made from a single sheet foldable into a folded configuration. At least two sections are carrier sections pivotally connected to each other and each comprising cavities for housing pharmaceutical compositions. Two sections are end sections not comprising cavities, the end sections being foldable to adjacent and at least partly covering the carrier sections when the sheet is folded so as to protect the carrier sections. The package allows for personal transportation, e.g. in a pocket, and it is easy and convenient to open for people of all levels of ability and dexterity. Its design allows for transport as standard mail withstanding temperature fluctuation, vibrations and shocks, mechanical pressure and variation in atmospheric pressure which may occur during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Medcomb Holding APS
    Inventors: Flemming Wagner, John Wagner
  • Patent number: 9334095
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a package which allows a product to be displayed and retains structural integrity so that it can stand independently on a shelf or reside in a low sidewall display tray. In one embodiment, the package of the present invention can stand alone independently on an integrated cardboard base. In another embodiment, the package of the present invention can use the integrated cardboard base in conjunction with a low profile display tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: CARDPAK, INC.
    Inventor: James Joseph Mattiucci
  • Patent number: 9201084
    Abstract: A robotic microplate storage system includes a freezer room having freezing units and a first robot for moving and removing microplates into and out of the freezing unit. The first robot can also transfer microplates to a processing station, where the microplates are stored in a microplate recipient within the freezing unit. The storage system may also include at least one processing room which is thermally separated from the freezer room. Each processing room may include a processing station having a tube transfer module and a second robot for moving the microplates between the microplate recipients and the tube transfer module. The first robot may be designed such that it is only capable of removing a microplate recipient from and moving it into a freezing unit as well as transferring it from a freezing unit to a processing station or vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: F. HOFFMAN-LA ROCHE AG
    Inventors: Christof Fattinger, Remo Anton Hochstrasser, Dieter Voegelin, Thomas Zumstein
  • Patent number: 9145246
    Abstract: A composite package having a folded paperboard card and two plastic components shaped to interfit with one another when the package is closed. The plastic components define a space for containing one or more articles. The folded paperboard card may be a dual-panel card with two panels joined to one another along a fold line or other hinge. Each paperboard panel may define an opening to seat a plastic component. The paperboard is configured to bring the two plastic components into registration when the panels are folded together along the hinge. The plastic components may be configured to releasably interlock with one another when the package is closed. One of the two plastic components may include a shoulder that is configured to be snap-fitted or otherwise frictionally into the other plastic component. The opening may include a seat shaped to closely receive and provide a stop for the shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Display Pack, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor D. Hansen, George E. Raimer, Michael J. Cramblet, Kristie L. Vos
  • Patent number: 9027270
    Abstract: A point of sale device includes a card mounted on a hanger on a vertically extending mounting structure of a retail shop. The card carries a reusable storage container in which articles are stored. The container includes a body with an opening closed by a transparent, sealable, removable and re-sealable lid. The container is mounted on the card and the device is mounted on the hanger so a prospective purchaser can see the articles through the transparent lid. In one embodiment, the body includes a permanent magnet abutting the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: The Hillman Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven C. Berenson, Edson A. Mejia, David Weck
  • Publication number: 20150048000
    Abstract: A blister package including an outer sleeve and a blister receptacle, the blister package having retention panel supporting mechanisms proximate an end of the blister receptacle to support the blister package in the outer sleeve when the blister package is almost completely withdrawn from the outer sleeve and may include one or more locking mechanisms to prevent unwanted opening of the blister package or disengagement of the blister package from the outer sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Marty JONES, Ryan A. BAILEY
  • Publication number: 20150014203
    Abstract: A child-resistant medication container assembly and method of dispensing the medication from the container assembly. The medication container assembly includes a blister pack with a plurality of compartments, each of which supports a medication. The container also includes a puck and a box. The blister pack compartments are aligned with openings on the puck, and the box is configured to receive and secure the puck and the blister pack such that each of the plurality of compartments is aligned with a complementary opening in the box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Guy Upchurch, John G. Finch
  • Publication number: 20140339121
    Abstract: A lockable receptacle (20) comprising a main portion (24) having at least one receiving cavity (22) for holding an article and comprising a locking flap (40) hinged to the main portion, the locking flap comprising at least one locking tab (44) being outwardly projectable relative to the main portion upon folding the locking flap about an interrupted hinge connection between the locking flap and main portion. Such lockable receptacle designed to interact with a outer sleeve such that the to cause the at least one locking tab is aligned to interact with a locking engagement on the outer shell in such a manner that a user may press upon an unlocking area on the outer shell and flex the locking tab out of locking engagement with an outer shell to thereby unlock the receptacle from the outer shell to facilitate its withdrawal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Gelardi, Marty Jones
  • Patent number: 8875873
    Abstract: Orthodontic assemblies and related methods are provided where an adhesive coated orthodontic appliance is received in a container that includes a substrate and a lid having a retaining member. When the lid is closed, the retaining member is complemental to the shape of the appliance and engages with the appliance. By conforming to the shape of the appliance, the retaining member constrains the appliance from shifting in lateral and vertical directions within the container. When the lid is opened, the associated retaining member disengages from the appliance, thereby facilitating user access to the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David K. Cinader, Jr., Alan F. Conley
  • Publication number: 20140262907
    Abstract: A multi-layered packaging box with easy tearing structure includes a material box having: a seat; one lateral side of the seat having a breakable portion; a receiving space formed at a lower portion of the seat for receiving an object; an upper cover for covering the seat; a sealing film adhering on an upper portion of the upper cover; the sealing film having at least one tearing line; the sealing film including an easy tearing portion which can be torn away from the sealing film easily; and one end of the easy tearing portion adhering on the breakable portion. In above mentioned structure, the cover can be not used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: CHEN-MING HSIEH
  • Publication number: 20140231295
    Abstract: An improved valve (1) and countervalve (2) package and the manufacturing method thereof are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Eligio Ponzini
  • Publication number: 20140183080
    Abstract: A composite package having a folded paperboard card and two plastic components shaped to interfit with one another when the package is closed. The plastic components define a space for containing one or more articles. The folded paperboard card may be a dual-panel card with two panels joined to one another along a fold line or other hinge. Each paperboard panel may define an opening to seat a plastic component. The paperboard is configured to bring the two plastic components into registration when the panels are folded together along the hinge. The plastic components may be configured to releasably interlock with one another when the package is closed. One of the two plastic components may include a shoulder that is configured to be snap-fitted or otherwise frictionally into the other plastic component. The opening may include a seat shaped to closely receive and provide a stop for the shoulder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Display Pack, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor D. Hansen, George E. Raimer, Michael J. Cramblet, Kristie L. Vos
  • Publication number: 20140174973
    Abstract: A package is disclosed comprising a blister and a folded paperboard card, and having features that provide for the package to be displayed in a self-standing configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Ryan A. BAILEY
  • Publication number: 20140166523
    Abstract: The present invention is a novel, theft-resistant, and senior-friendly packaging for consumer and retail products that is cheap and easy to manufacture. The packaging is designed to prevent individuals from gaining access to the enclosed product through tampering with the packaging while at the same time meeting or exceeding federal child-resistant and senior-friendly guidelines. The packaging incorporates plastic material and multiple cuts to be tear-resistant and to halt the propagation of a tear, if one should occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: KEY-PAK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Wade E. Williams-Hartman
  • Publication number: 20140166515
    Abstract: A packaged oral care implement and a package having an easy-open feature. In one embodiment, the invention utilizes a protuberance that acts as a fulcrum to force an edge of a tear-away portion to protrude from a surface of the package in response to a force being applied to a force-application area of the tear-away portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventor: Quang Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8708146
    Abstract: A package is disclosed comprising a blister with a flange enclosed between paperboard cards, arranged so that upon rotation of the blister the flange emerges from between the cards allowing the blister to be separated from the cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Sara Jane Falcon
  • Publication number: 20140102932
    Abstract: A product package includes a generally flat hang card with an enclosed product chamber and at least one lateral edge with a two dimensional profile cut pattern of a product in the package which enables a prospective customer the opportunity to compare the profile of a sample product to determine the compatibility of the sample with the packaged product or to confirm the content of the package without opening the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Plews, Inc.
    Inventor: Wesley T. Sherman
  • Patent number: 8684182
    Abstract: A package is disclosed including a blister and a folded paperboard card, and having features that provide for the package to be displayed in a self-standing configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Ryan A Bailey
  • Publication number: 20140034535
    Abstract: A storage apparatus is provided. The storage apparatus defines a storage cavity having an opening at the upper surface of the storage apparatus with a substantially planar flange extending outwardly from the opening of the storage cavity and defines a plurality of support structures, each support structure (a) having an opening at the upper surface of the storage apparatus and (b) adapted to support the storage apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: MCKESSON AUTOMATION INC.
    Inventors: Shawn T. Greyshock, William A. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20140018349
    Abstract: This invention provides an oral dosage regimen for the treatment of depression, a pharmaceutically acceptable medication dispensing package containing multiple dosage units of medicaments comprising an oral dosage regimen of D-cycloserine for the treatment of depression, a pharmaceutical composition comprising D-cycloserine formulated for oral administration providing a dosage of 1000 mg/day alone or in combination with antidepressant agents and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Uriel Heresco-Levy, Daniel Javitt
  • Patent number: 8616372
    Abstract: A recyclable blister pack system is provided, including a substrate having a dry tack cohesive adhesive layer deposited on one of its surfaces and a blister layer for receiving a product. The properties of the dry tack cohesive are selected so the blister layer is separable from the substrate without leaving substantial substrate residue on the blister layer. This improves the recyclability of the blister layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Quality Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Raymond Wills
  • Publication number: 20130341232
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a cold cohesive packaging system using tear resistant tape includes a top sheet having an interior surface and at least one top cohesive region defined on the interior surface; a bottom sheet having a bottom interior surface and at least one bottom cohesive region defined on the bottom interior surface; at least one strip embedded in the top sheet or the bottom sheet, the at least one strip being resistant to tearing; and a cohesive, wherein the cohesive is applied in liquid form and adheres as a film to the at least one top cohesive region and the at least one bottom cohesive region, where the cohesive is capable of permanently bonding the top sheet to the bottom sheet when a pressure is applied, and wherein the cohesive comprises a latex-based cohesive with a viscosity of no more than 450 centipoise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Shane Mikula
  • Publication number: 20130327672
    Abstract: A packaging, particularly a blister packaging, is proposed, having at least one cavity for holding a liquid and having an integrated opening device. The packaging can be used as a reservoir for a liquid for connecting to a fluidic assembly. The packaging is opened by partial deformation of the packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM MICROPARTS GMBH
    Inventors: Dirk Kurowski, Oliver Paul
  • Publication number: 20130313150
    Abstract: A packaging comprises a body forming a chamber, a cover panel joined to the body over the chamber, and a door extending over the chamber. In one example, the door has a first portion joined to a remainder of the packaging by a first living hinge and a second portion frangibly connected to the remainder of the packaging. In another example, a post within the chamber has a top with a first portion of the pushpin, wherein the door includes a second portion of the pushpin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: All About Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Brent J. Grinwald
  • Publication number: 20130284631
    Abstract: A clamshell package for supporting an article is provided including a covered manufacturing hinge adapted to divide the clamshell into first and second parts adapted to form a cavity. The first and second parts partially overlap to form a flange adjacent the manufacturing hinge. The second part includes an uncovered operating hinge, about which the second part is adapted to pivot away from the first part to an open position. The clamshell package includes a panel adapted to engage the manufacturing hinge and flange to retain the manufacturing hinge in a folded position, with the panel being spaced from the operating hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Victor D. Hansen, George E. Raimer, Kristie L. Vos, Brian J. Pankratz, Michael J. Cramblet, Elliott R. Eckert
  • Patent number: 8567606
    Abstract: A book-like packaging structure for receiving at least one blister pack having at least one receptacle. The book-like packaging structure includes at least one inner blister pack retainer for receiving the at least one blister pack, the at least one inner blister pack retainer having an inner edge, an outer edge, a first retainer portion and a second retainer portion, said second retainer portion adjacent an inner spine panel having a width equal to or greater than the depth of the at least one receptacle; and a cover for enclosing the at least one inner blister pack retainer, the cover having a first cover portion having an inner edge, a second cover portion having an inner edge and a spine, the spine joined to the inner edge of the first cover portion and the inner edge of the second cover portion, wherein the inner spine panel rests against the spine such that the inner edge of the at least one inner blister pack retainer is positioned adjacent to the spine of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Bellamah, Dominic Howard
  • Patent number: 8550250
    Abstract: A package is disclosed comprising a reclosable blister attached to a paperboard card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Michael P. Wade
  • Publication number: 20130228488
    Abstract: A package is disclosed comprising an outer blister portion and an inner blister portion, each blister portion having a flange, the flanges enclosed between paperboard cards, arranged so that upon rotation of the outer blister portion access is obtained to compartments within the inner blister portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Meng-Chuan WU, Charlotte HANKS, Alyssa SMITH
  • Patent number: 8505727
    Abstract: A blister package (12) of transparent plastics material having an actuation portion (18), an electrical device such as a flashlight (14) with a slider switch (32) disposed at least partially within the package, the device including a battery power source (22) and an activatable component such as a LED or light; and a package switch (46) with actuation element (66) having an activation condition and a deactivation condition and being changeable from its deactivation condition to its activation condition. The package and device combination being configured for the power source to form part of a closed electrical circuit with, and to activate, the activatable component when the package switch is in its activation condition, and for the circuit to be open once the package switch has changed to its deactivation condition. The consumer can test the operation of the packaged flashlight by operating the switch (46) to illuminate either the LED (24) or the fluorescent tube (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, Kin Sang Chung, Michael Squires
  • Publication number: 20130175286
    Abstract: A medication drawer, a related medication packaging strip, and a related method of handling a medication packaging strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: ADVANTAGE PHARMACY SERVICES LLC
    Inventor: Advantage Pharmacy Services LLC
  • Publication number: 20130168282
    Abstract: An assembly for holding multiple transaction card holders and associated multiple transaction cards in a single packet for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: GIFT CARD IMPRESSIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • Publication number: 20130171252
    Abstract: Described is a pharmaceutical formulation of a capsule for oral delivery of a type B lantibiotic to the stomach comprising a hard gelatine, HPMC or starch capsule, and a type B lantibiotic of formula (I): wherein X is —NH(CH2)qNH2 and q is an integer 2 to 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: NOVACTA BIOSYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Antony Nicholas Appleyard, Sjoerd Nicolaas Wadman
  • Publication number: 20130146496
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to solid stable pharmaceutical fixed dose compositions comprising ramipril, amlodipine besilate and pharmaceutically acceptable excipients, and to their preparation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Praveen Khullar, Amol Kulkarni, Nilesh Jaiswal, Dilip PRAJAPATI
  • Patent number: 8459460
    Abstract: The present invention provides a box package having a clamshell with a panel assembly, and a method of manufacturing and using a box package. The clamshell includes a first part and a second part adapted to form a cavity. The first and second parts are movable relative to one another about an operating hinge between an open position and a closed position. A panel assembly covers at least a portion of each of the first and second parts. The clamshell may include more than one manufacturing hinge, and at least one of the manufacturing hinges may divide the first and second parts. The panel assembly may define an access window and at least a portion of the first part may open and close through the access window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Display Pack, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor D. Hansen, George E. Raimer, Martin O. Tidball, Michael J. Cramblet, Lynn L. Hitchcock, Elliott R. Eckert
  • Patent number: 8438884
    Abstract: A protective cover for an outdoor padlock or another lock which secures a hasp to a door, has a base, a housing dimensioned to accommodate the lock and the hasp, and a flexure hinge, preferably a living hinge. When the base of the protective cover is attached to the door protected by the padlock, the housing abuts and presses against the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Carl Bertrand
  • Patent number: 8434288
    Abstract: A package includes a box and a tray. The box includes a rear panel, sidewalls extending around the rear panel, and a front panel and defines a storage compartment between the rear panel and the sidewalls. An opening to the storage compartment is defined opposite the rear panel, the front panel extends over a portion of the opening to the storage compartment, and the front panel includes an aperture. The tray defines an auxiliary chamber and a substantially planar, frame portion extending around the auxiliary chamber. The tray is positioned adjacent the front panel such that the frame portion is maintained between the front panel and the storage compartment and the auxiliary chamber forwardly extends though the aperture of the front panel beyond a surface of the front panel defined opposite the frame portion. Other products, assemblies, and associated methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Laszlo Titkos
  • Patent number: 8376139
    Abstract: A packing for bicycle pedals (12a,12b) comprises a pedestal (14) for placing the first pedal (12a) thereon. The shape of the pedestal (14) is adapted to the outer contours of the first pedal (12a). The packing further comprises a fixing means (16) for fixing the first pedal (12a) on the pedestal (14), and a receiving cavity (18) for the second pedal (12b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: RTI Sports Vertrieb von Sportartikeln GmbH
    Inventor: Franc Arnold
  • Publication number: 20130037436
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for opening a medical blister package which is easy and convenient to open for people of all level of ability and dexterity. Its design allows for selective access to the blisters by following a predetermined opening sequence, therefore minimizing involuntary wrong up taking of medicine due to patient errors as wrong sequential opening is not achievable by involuntary mistakes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: MEDCOMB HOLDING APS
    Inventors: John Wagner, Flemming Wagner
  • Publication number: 20130017257
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a dry powder formulation containing tiotropium to be administered via inhalation, the use of said formulation in the treatment of respiratory diseases especially asthma and COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and the production process of said formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Mahmut BILGIC
  • Publication number: 20130001123
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to unitized packages for containing and dispensing a product material. In particular, the unitized packages comprise a printed base card and a fluid vessel permanently bonded to the printed base card. The fluid vessel comprises a first laminate barrier layer comprising at least one layer of a biaxially oriented thermoplastic polymer, a portion of which is formed into a modified dome shape. and a planar second laminate barrier layer. The first and second laminate barrier layers are sealed together to form a fluid-tight enclosure, wherein the product material substantially fills the enclosure and the modified dome shape is resiliently sustainable. A method of manufacturing the unitized packages as described above is also provided. In particular, the method includes forming a portion of the first laminate barrier layer comprising the biaxially oriented polymer into the modified dome shape using a force such as pressurized gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Steven J. Greenland
  • Patent number: 8342331
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical product supply is disclosed in the form of a container, a pharmaceutical product receiver, pharmaceutical product, an adhesive, and at least one release liner. The pharmaceutical product receiver includes a plurality of receptacles for pharmaceutical product. The container is initially disposed in a first configuration where all of the pharmaceutical product receiver receptacles may be accessible. The container is thereafter disposable in a second configuration where no covering for any of the pharmaceutical product receiver receptacles is accessible through any openable access incorporated by the container. One or more release liners may be moved to expose adhesive for disposing and retaining the container in its second configuration. The noted second configuration of the container facilitates disposal of the pharmaceutical product supply (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Ziemba, Vernon D. Ortenzi
  • Patent number: 8329309
    Abstract: A paper-based lidding material includes a paper layer and a layer containing a cyclic olefin copolymer. The material is useful for blister packaging and particularly suitable for push-through pharmaceutical and food blister packaging. In one embodiment, the lidding material is formed by extrusion coating and includes at least one paper layer, at least one primer layer, at least one tie layer, at least one barrier layer containing one or more cyclic olefin copolymers, and at least one sealant layer in that order. In another embodiment, the paper-based lidding material includes a paper layer laminated to one or more barrier layers containing one or more cyclic olefin copolymers adjacent to one or more sealant layers. Embodiments of the invention can be sealed to a variety of blister films, including films that are chloride-free, to provide environmentally benign blister packages having good moisture properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Winpak Heat Seal Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Ludovic Leplatois, Hojjat Nasseri