Frangible Patents (Class 206/469)
  • Patent number: 10391029
    Abstract: A PTP sheet for pharmaceutical drug packaging from which a solid pharmaceutical drug is easily taken out and in which a pocket portion is hard to be accidentally damaged. A PTP sheet has a first sheet from which a pocket portion capable of housing a solid pharmaceutical drug protrudes to the side of an upper surface and a second sheet which is stuck to a lower surface of the first sheet and which closes an opening of the pocket portion. The pocket portion has a peripheral wall portion having a peripheral surface continuous with the upper surface and a top portion having a top surface continuous with the peripheral surface of the peripheral wall portion. A wall thickness of the peripheral wall portion is smaller than a wall thickness of the top portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: NIPRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Uetake, Naohisa Katayama
  • Patent number: 10131479
    Abstract: A sealed single-dose break-open package having: a first sheet of semi-rigid plastic material; a second sheet of flexible plastic material superimposed on and sealed to the first sheet of semi-rigid plastic material to define a sealed pocket containing a dose of a product; and a pre-weakened area, which extends transversely and is obtained in a central area of the first sheet, so as to guide, following a folding of the sealed package, a controlled breakage of the first sheet in correspondence to the pre-weakened area; the pre-weakened area has a single inner incision, which is oriented transversely and is obtained through an inner surface of the first sheet, and a single outer incision, which is oriented transversely, is obtained through an outer surface of the first sheet, and is transversely staggered relative to and longitudinally aligned with the inner incision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Easysnap Technology S.r.l.
    Inventor: Christian Burattini
  • Patent number: 10045909
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Aesynt Incorporated
    Inventors: Shawn T. Greyshock, William A. Meyer
  • Patent number: 9950819
    Abstract: Provided is a tablet packing method including: a step of conveying a long sheet material that is a material of a packing bag in a longitudinal direction; a step of introducing all of a same kind of tablets of the tablets prescribed to each patient to a packing space formed by the conveyed long sheet material; a step of sealing the long sheet material to form a section in which the packing space provided with the tablets is airtight; and a step of cutting the long sheet material provided with one or a plurality of the sections, in predetermined units in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Takazono Corporation
    Inventor: Noboru Fujitani
  • Patent number: 9764863
    Abstract: A container is provided with a flange defining a container opening that may help expunge food product as the film and seal head comes down on the container flange. The flange of the container opening has a predetermined angle. The container flange with its sealing surface generally deflects or angularly pivots when sealed with the film during the sealing process. The container flange and film may push product contamination from the sealing surfaces inwardly into the container. The flange may be continuous about the periphery of the container opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SILGAN PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward Huels, William Krone, James Lucken, Huy Thach
  • Patent number: 9676538
    Abstract: The invention proposes to dispense a substance from a container filled with a single portion of a substance. The container comprises a preformed deformable body defining a filling cavity which body has an opening and an integral planar circumferential rim surrounding said opening. The opening is closed by a cover sheet which is sealed to the circumferential rim by a circumferential sealing seam. The circumferential rim has a dispensing part which is covered by the cover sheet. A dispensing passage is formed between the dispensing part and the cover sheet. At the location of the dispensing passage is provided a weakened sealing seam portion, such that upon pressurizing the content of the container, the weakened sealing seam portion breaks and substance flows out of the container through the dispensing passage. The dispensing part is flat and the dispensing passage for the substance is defined by the cover sheet sealed to the flat dispensing part by at least two outwardly directed sealing seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: MDS Global Holding P.L.C.
    Inventors: Lucas Alphonsus Maria Evers, Edouard Sterngold
  • Patent number: 9597852
    Abstract: A method for producing childproof, highly inert individual dose packagings for transdermal therapeutic systems or film-like forms of administration in the form of a sealing edge bag that can be peeled back with a complete surrounding and continuous sealing surface, comprising two packaging elements, that are arranged on top of each other and form the upper side and the bottom side of a bag containing the product, wherein at least one layer of the packaging material elements is a metal layer and at least one packaging material element a film laminate with at least three-layer design; and the outer layer of the at least three-layer film laminate comprises at least one line-shaped weakening that is not touching the edge of the packaging on the upper and bottom side and the line-shaped weakening has a reduced resistance to tear for opening the packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: LTS LOHMANN THERAPIE-SYSTEME AG
    Inventor: Markus Krumme
  • Patent number: 9592933
    Abstract: An apparatus for containing a gift includes an outer container, such as a gift bag, having an opening for receiving the gift and an insert, such as a flexible packet, for containing a particulate material. The insert is adapted for attaching to the outer container to release the particulate material upon opening of the outer container to retrieve the gift. Related methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventor: Derek Jorge Campbell
  • Patent number: 9592945
    Abstract: A rectangular, flexible butt-seamed package bag and a method for using the same is provided in which the pouring of a single type of a liquid packing material filled and packed in the filling space for the packed material from the package bag can be easily performed. A butt-seamed package bag formed by joining both side portions of a sealant layer of a laminate film for packing to each other at a butt state and joining bottom portions or top portions thereof to define a filling space for a single packed material, characterized in that a pouring path for the packed material is disposed in a middle part of a butt-seamed joint portion in an extending direction thereof, and at least a part of the pouring path is provided with an easily separable portion having a joint strength relatively lower than that of the butt-seamed joint portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: TAISEI LAMICK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hidenori Kogure
  • Patent number: 9546035
    Abstract: The slide card includes a base panel and a locking panel. The base panel includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion has at least one first embossment integrally formed therewith and projecting therefrom. The locking panel is integrally formed with the base panel. The locking panel is hingedly connected directly to one of the end edges of the base panel along a hinge. The locking panel is folded about the hinge to take a folded position where the locking panel is disposed over the first portion of the base panel. The locking panel has at least one second embossment integrally formed therewith and projecting therefrom. The at least one the first embossment and the at least one second embossment are disposed next to each other with the hinge disposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: WestRock MWV, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher J. Hession
  • Patent number: 9526673
    Abstract: A portable blister card including a front side and a back side opposite the front side. The front side includes a face having a width, a right side edge, a left side edge, a top edge, and an outer periphery. In addition, the front side includes a first blister and a second blister extending outwardly at the face and a primary manufacturer indicia area comprising a manufacturer indicator visible on the front side. The first blister contains a first unit dose and the second blister contains a second unit dose, wherein the first and second unit doses are different. The back side includes regulatory information that remains on the back side when each unit dose is removed from each blister through the back side of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rosa Manuela Leon Alonso, Kelly Lee Schmeichel, Isabelle La Fosse-Marin, Angela Jane Deutsch, Thomas Alfred Inglin, Kurt Franklin Trombley, Diane Danheiser Powers, Eduardo De Abreu Mangione, Craig Andrew Hawkins, Jay Robert Morosey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9409689
    Abstract: A display package for an item of merchandise, e.g., a toothbrush. The package is formed of a first wall member, e.g., a blister body, having a recess and a peripheral flange. A second elongated wall member, e.g., a planar sheet of film having an inner surface and an outer surface, is fixedly secured by its inner surface to the peripheral flange of the first wall member to enclose the item of merchandise therebetween. The second wall member includes an access window formed by a pair of elongated frangible lines and an access slit. Each of the frangible lines is cut only partially through the thickness of the second wall member, starting from the inner surface of the second wall member. The access slit is located at one end of each of the frangible lines. The window is arranged to be opened by a user grasping portions of the second wall member at the access slit to break the frangible lines and thereby provide access to the item of merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Quang Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9371156
    Abstract: An accessible display box employs a front portion attached to a rear portion with a hinge. A front hanger bar receiver is centered in a top rim of the front portion and a rear hanger bar receiver extends from the rear portion aligned with the front hanger bar receiver. A releasable engagement mechanism secures the front portion and rear portion allowing the box to be easily opened for access to the carried product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: United Surgical Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell S. Moir, Bryan K. Bowman
  • Patent number: 9258909
    Abstract: A box used for packaging a display panel component includes a first receiving cavity receiving a panel cell of the display panel component and a second receiving cavity receiving a printed circuit board (PCB) of the display panel component. The second receiving cavity is arranged at one side of the first receiving cavity. A bottom of the second receiving cavity is lower in height than a bottom of the first receiving cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventors: Zhilin Zhao, Yicheng Kuo, Yuchun Hsiao, Shih hsiang Chen, Jiahe Cheng, Jiaxin Li
  • Publication number: 20150021224
    Abstract: Packaging configured to contain an item is made from a pre-formed plastic web from which a user-graspable tear tab extends to enable removal of the item from the packaging. Preferred embodiments each include a plastic web in the form of a pocket and positioned between front and back lidding sheets that have adhesive sections bonded together to form unitary packaging. The pocket is sized to pass through a pocket-receiving aperture in the front lidding sheet and retains and displays the packaged item. The tear tab outwardly extends from a peripheral flange from which the plastic web depends. A score line boundary formed in one of the front and back lidding sheets circumscribes or partly circumscribes at least a majority of the pocket receiving aperture and allows removal of the item by a user pulling the tear tab to tear open the packaging along the score line boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Ziba Labs LLc
    Inventors: Sohrab Vossoughi, Christine Enderby, Sarah Osborn, Jesse Kirsch
  • Patent number: 8925726
    Abstract: Blister packages are described that comprise a blistered base sheet including one or more cavities and a lid bonded to said blister package. The cavities may include a void, a dome structure, and a shelf. The shelf may be configured to hold a cartridge, and the cartridge may contain a pharmaceutical formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: MannKind Corporation
    Inventor: Michael S. Bergey
  • Patent number: 8919558
    Abstract: A package for an oral care implement comprising a container having a display portion and a periphery, and a backing attached to the container for defining an interior for receiving an oral care implement. The backing further comprises a first portion attached to a portion of the periphery for defining an interior of the container and a second portion attached to the display portion; wherein the second portion of the backing further comprises a separable portion that facilitates separation of the first portion of the backing from the display portion and thereby facilitates access to the interior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Brian Bloch, David K. Lee, Alan Sorrentino, Quang Nguyen, Paul D. Carse
  • Patent number: 8919594
    Abstract: A dispensing utensil (102) including a body (104) having: a carcass (104); and a pliable top wall (112) and a bottom wall (106), the walls (112, 106) supported by the carcass (104), wherein the pliable top wall (112) and bottom wall (106) define a cavity (124) for storing dispensable cavity contents; the utensil (102) further including: a lid (108) connected to the pliable top wall (112) and openable about a hinge (114) formed by the pliable top wall (112); a seal (110) sealing the lid (108) to the body (104?) to seal the cavity (124); a tool portion (150); and a handle portion (152); wherein the seal (110) may be broken and the lid (108) opened about the hinge (114) formed by the pliable top wall (112), thereby allowing the cavity contents to be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sands Innovations Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Bradley Donald Teys
  • Patent number: 8919559
    Abstract: A package for accommodating, storing, displaying and transporting an article, such as, pharmaceutical products. The package has a receptacle mountable to a paperboard. The mountable receptacle has a clamshell for receiving, for example, one or more blister cards. The clamshell has a first portion having a first edge and a second portion having a second edge, which opposes the first edge. The mountable receptacle has an extension connected at least to the second edge through a breakable mechanism. The extension is attached to a surface of the paperboard, such that the clamshell can be detached from the paperboard by breaking the breakable mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Aventisub II Inc.
    Inventor: Nancy Gail Limback
  • Patent number: 8915370
    Abstract: A blister-type packaging unit having a front wall (2) and a rear wall (1) defining an article-receiving space (6) between them. The front wall (2) and the rear wall (1) have a circumferential joint (4). Inwardly of said circumferential joint (4) a weakened region (7) is present in at least one of the front and rear walls (1,2), which weakened region (7) is tearable by a user to separate the front and rear walls (1,2). Said weakened region (7) has two end portions which are located inwardly of said peripheral region, so that the weakened region (7) can be torn after the user has made a cut in the walls (1,2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Niels Arno Prinsen, Rhonda Kay Parton, Clay Steven Stricklin, Caroline Van Hoff-Brekelmans
  • Patent number: 8899419
    Abstract: A package for accommodating, storing, displaying and transporting an article, such as, pharmaceutical products. The package has a receptacle mountable to a paperboard. The mountable receptacle has a clamshell for receiving, for example, one or more blister cards. The clamshell has a first portion having a first edge and a second portion having a second edge, which opposes the first edge. The mountable receptacle has an extension connected at least to the second edge through a breakable mechanism. The extension is attached to a surface of the paperboard, such that the clamshell can be detached from the paperboard by breaking the breakable mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Aventisub II Inc.
    Inventor: Nancy Gail Limback
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8863953
    Abstract: A thermoformed package that is specially adapted to allow a cell phone (or similar product) to be partially packaged at one time and place, and then at a later time adapted for sale as a finished product with a particular brand (from a variety of brands or trademarks), and/or with a particular service plan (from a variety of rate plans or payment terms and/or languages) and/or with a particular language (or other localization) at a second time and place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Plastic Ingenuity, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Fager, Ross Mack
  • Patent number: 8857663
    Abstract: A container containing a substance includes a preformed deformable body defining a filling cavity. The container body has an opening and an integral planar circumferential rim surrounding the opening, which opening is closed by a cover sheet which is sealed to the circumferential rim by means of a circumferential sealing seam. The circumferential rim has a dispensing part which is covered by the cover sheet. The cover sheet is sealed to an upper surface of the dispensing part by at least one rupturable sealing seam and outlet seams defining an outlet passage from the rupturable sealing seam towards the edge of the dispensing part of the circumferential rim, such that, when the rupturable sealing seam is broken, the substance is allowed to flow through the outlet passage between the surface of the dispensing part and the cover sheet towards the edge of the dispensing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: MDS Global Holding Ltd.
    Inventors: Michiel Olivier Schölvinck, Robert Willemsen, Sebastiaan Willem Hekkenberg, Roeland Petrus Maria van Oirschot, Edouard Sterngold
  • 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: 20140209498
    Abstract: An assembled blister package (1) has a blister sheet (11) formed with blisters (2) sealed by a foil backing sheet (4). The blister package (1) is sandwiched between opposite sides of a folded card (not shown) to stiffen it. Each of these sides has a rectilinear array of windows, the blisters protruding through one array of windows and the other array of windows defining discrete areas on which print describing the contents of the blisters beneath, is to be applied. A header sheet on which a bar-code is printed is attached to the backing sheet and a reader (23) is positioned to read the bar-code and extract from it information such as a description of the contents of each of the blisters and their respective positions in the package. Information relating to the identification of the contents of a particular blister and the identity of the patient is fed to an ink-jet printer (31) and two stepping motors (22 and 30) are used to control the position of the printer with respect to the backing sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: MANREX PTY, LTD
    Inventor: Gerard Stevens
  • Publication number: 20140166525
    Abstract: A package (100) is disclosed which includes a blister with two halves (150,160) that rotate apart, the blister flanges being sealed within two paperboard cards (110, 120). The package may be opened by tearing across the paperboard cards, then rotating or tilting the blister halves apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Linh Li Kooc, Charlotte Hanks, Kyle Schumaker
  • Patent number: 8727156
    Abstract: A package suitable for storing liquids therein, having a pocket (16) being formed between superposed front and rear sheets (10; 12), which are joined together peripherally by a liquid-tight seal (14), a top package portion comprising an end of a neck portion (20), which extends from the pocket (16), a top part (22) of the neck portion (20) being narrower than the pocket (16), at least one reinforcement portion (28) being arranged at the top package portion and extending on at least one side of the top part (22) of the next portion (20). The front sheet (10) and the rear sheet (12) each have a substantially uniform rupture strength along the extension of the pocket (16) and the neck portion (20). In order to open the package, the neck portion (20) is ruptured by bending the top package portion backwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Intervet Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Skwarek, Sam Tan
  • Publication number: 20140102935
    Abstract: A heat-sealable coating composition curable by actinic radiation containing a monofunctional (meth)acrylate monomer, a multifunctional (meth)acrylate monomer, vinyl modified diene block copolymer, a diene block copolymer, a vinyl modified diene, and mixtures thereof, and at least one photoinitiator. The heat sealable resin is dissolved or finely dispersed in said monomer mixture. Also disclosed is a blister pack formed by the heat sealing the cured composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Rohitha Muthumala Jayasuriya
  • Patent number: 8689972
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a packaging for a liquid, powdery or pasty product, comprising a first packaging part and a second packaging part which are connected to each other along a connecting area to define between them a hollow space to receive the product, wherein a channel is provided between the first packaging part and the second packaging part, which is to be opened by opening a sealing element to dispense the product from the packaging. The disclosure is characterized in that the sealing element is a sealed seam between the first packaging part and the second packaging part, which seals the channel, and that the sealed seam comprises inside the channel at least one portion which projects in a longitudinal direction of the channel. The disclosure also relates to a packaging machine for manufacturing such a packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Multivac Sepp Haggenmueller GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jesus Sanchez, Paul Roland
  • Patent number: 8657108
    Abstract: A packaging container is constructed by a packaging container main body with a lid portion, and a label adhered to an upper surface of the packaging container main body. An accommodating portion main body of the packaging container main body has a first flange portion around an accommodating portion, and second flange portions positioned at right and left side ends of the first flange portion and extending in an outward direction from an upper end of each of step portions having the same height as a thickness of the lid portion. Further, an engagement concave portion engaging with an engagement portion of the lid portion is formed in a front portion in the center of the first flange portion, and the label is adhered to upper surfaces of the lid portion and the second flange portions to seal the container main body, and is unsealed by a cut line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: GC Corporation
    Inventor: Kinya Nihei
  • 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: 20130306511
    Abstract: A blister package is formed for retaining individual products. The package includes a receptacle substrate having a sealing flange and at least one receiving cell formed to retain product therein. A polymer top layer covers the cell and a portion thereof is sealed to the sealing flange. A score pattern is formed in at least one surface of the top layer and overlapping the cell. The score pattern is defined by a first plurality of score lines formed in a repeating pattern and a second plurality of score lines formed in a repeating pattern. The first and second plurality of rows overlap one another to define a plurality of intersections, with the overall score line pattern having a total linear length of the score lines per cell of at least 5 inches and a total number of score line intersections per cell of at least 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob D. Branyon, Rodney L. Pettis, Donald McArthur, Scott Huffer, Benjamin Davis
  • Patent number: 8573397
    Abstract: A thermoformed package that is specially adapted to allow a cell phone (or similar product) to be partially packaged at one time and place, and then at a later time adapted for sale as a finished product with a particular brand (from a variety of brands or trademarks), and/or with a particular service plan (from a variety of rate plans or payment terms and/or languages) and/or with a particular language (or other localization) at a second time and place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Plastic Ingenuity, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Fager, Ross Mack
  • Publication number: 20130256179
    Abstract: A package for accommodating, storing, displaying and transporting an article, such as, pharmaceutical products. The package has a receptacle mountable to a paperboard. The mountable receptacle has a clamshell for receiving, for example, one or more blister cards. The clamshell has a first portion having a first edge and a second portion having a second edge, which opposes the first edge. The mountable receptacle has an extension connected at least to the second edge through a breakable mechanism. The extension is attached to a surface of the paperboard, such that the clamshell can be detached from the paperboard by breaking the breakable mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
    Inventor: Nancy Gail LIMBACK
  • Publication number: 20130248410
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new pharmaceutical blister with reduced permeability to water vapor and gas. It is proposed according to the invention to coat conventional blisters with a silicon oxide-containing functional layer to protect against gases, water vapor and organic molecules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Boehringer Ingelheim Internation GmbH
    Inventors: Michael SPALLEK, Burkhard METZGER
  • Patent number: 8501109
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disinfection system, arrangement comprising at least two sequentially arranged disinfection systems and containers comprising various chambers usable for the disinfection system. In particular, the present invention relates to a disinfection system comprising at least one chamber adapted for containing at least one first chamber adapted to contain disinfectant and at least one second chamber adapted to contain at least one swab and/or sponge, said at least one swab and/or sponge and additional separated space for taking up the disinfectant. The system is designed such that a predetermined amount of disinfectant is brought into contact with the at least one swab and/or one sponge immediately before use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Georg-August-Universtaet Goettingen
    Inventors: Abdolhamid Huschmand Nia, Reinhold Wegener
  • Patent number: 8485360
    Abstract: A container fracturable along a break path having a generally constant wall thickness about the break path is disclosed. In order to provide a specific break path without reducing the structural integrity of the container, the body of the container is configured to concentrate stress along the break path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sands Innovations Pty, Ltd.
    Inventors: Bradley Donald Teys, David Stevens
  • Patent number: 8474625
    Abstract: A blister packaging (3) for sanitary insert parts or accessory parts (4, 5, 6). The sanitary insert or accessory parts (4, 5, 6) can be interchanged with each other or combined with each other. Each of the sanitary insert parts or accessory parts (4, 5, 6) is arranged in a mold cavity (8) of a molded plastic-film part (7) made from transparent plastic. Because the insert parts or accessory parts (4, 5, 6) that can be interchanged with each other or combined with each other are accommodated in a single blister packaging (3), the correct association of these parts (4, 5, 6) is ensured and the handling of these parts (4, 5, 6) is made easier even for the uninformed user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventor: Oliver Denzler
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130105351
    Abstract: A product package system is provided comprising a blister pack having a cavity and an overwrap. The system enables a product to be packaged and easily removed by opening the overwrap. The overwrap can include tear strips to facilitate easy opening. The blister pack can embody a clamshell pack having a living hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Dale Smart
  • Publication number: 20130087475
    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: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: MALLINCKRODT LLC
    Inventor: MALLINCKRODT LLC
  • 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: 8333510
    Abstract: A peelable pouch (1) comprises: a first layer (2), a second layer (3), a compartment (4) for housing the product (7), the compartment (4) being formed between the first and second layers (2, 3) by peelably sealing the first and second layers (2, 3) along a compartment sealing portion (40), which extends along the proximal portion (23, 33) and along at least a part of the two lateral portions (20, 21, 30, 31) of the first and second layers (2, 3) as well as along first (24, 34) and second branch portions (25, 35), a first tear promoting means (50) provided on the first layer (2) only, a second tear promoting means (51) provided on the second layer (3) only, and a third tear promoting means (52) provided on both the first and second layers (2,3) and extending in a direction towards the location (26) where the first and second branch portions (24, 34, 25, 35) meet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Marco Ackermann, Christian Saclier
  • Patent number: 8317026
    Abstract: A child-resistant package including two panels having one or more blister apertures and a particular manner of accessing the product within the blister apertures. One manner of accessing the product involves applying pressure to punch tabs defined by staggered perforations. Another manner of accessing the product uses tooled access slots designed to receive a tool to peel away tab strips to facilitate product access. Yet another manner of accessing utilizes tab strips, one or more folding lines and one or more crevice forming lines where the crevice forming lines are designed to receive a tool used to obtain access to the tab strips, and thus, facilitate access to the products. Still another uses dual tabs that need to be sequentially peeled away from the child resistant package housing to facilitate access to the product contained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Caleb S Loftin, William Roger Rigby
  • Publication number: 20120241347
    Abstract: A flexible package (10) is provided for a consumable product. The flexible package includes a pair of flexible packaging films (12, 14) for enclosing the product therebetween. The films are bonded together to define a perimeter seal for surrounding the product. One of the films may be rupturable so as to allow dispensing of the product through the film under manual pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Paul K. Bowers, James Glydon
  • Publication number: 20120205276
    Abstract: A reclosable display package comprises a foldable card and a three-dimensional shell affixed thereto. The card has a front side and a backside, and an upper section and a lower section. The shell is affixed to the front side of the lower section to form a closed container therebetween to house a product. The upper section has an aperture formed therethrough to hang the package from a display hanger. The lower section has a tear portion formed therein to enable a user to open the container by partially separating and lifting the tear portion from the rest of the card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: William Gardiner Shackford
  • Patent number: 8225932
    Abstract: A break-open single-dose sealed package having: a first sheet of semi-rigid plastic material; a second sheet of flexible plastic material set on top of and welded to the first sheet of semi-rigid plastic material to define a sealed pocket that contains a dose of a product; and an incision made in the first sheet of semi-rigid plastic material for guiding controlled breaking of the first sheet along the incision so as to bring about formation, through the first sheet, of an opening for exit of the product; the incision has along its own length a variable depth in order to determine a progressive breaking of the first sheet along the incision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Diapack Limited
    Inventor: Christian Burattini
  • Publication number: 20120152795
    Abstract: A daily blister card housing a unit dose includes a back side and a front side opposite the back side. The front side includes a manufacturer indicator visible on the front side. A face has an outer periphery and a total planar area bounded by the outer periphery. One or more blisters extend outwardly at the face that contain at least three unit doses that are visible from outside the one or more blisters. Each of the one or more blisters includes a shoulder contacting a cavity backing surface and a projected cavity area bounded by the shoulder that is projected onto the cavity backing surface. A total projected cavity area of the one or more blisters is no more than about 45 percent of the total planar area bounded by the outer periphery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: Rosa Manuela Leon Alonso, Kelly Lee Schmeichel, Isabelle LaFosse-Marin, Angela Jane Deutsch, Thomas Alfred Inglin, Kurt Franklin Trombley, Diane Danheiser Powers, Eduardo de Abreu Mangione, Craig Andrew Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20120152796
    Abstract: A blister card with a back side and a front side opposite the back side. The front side has a plurality of blisters and each blister contains a unit dose and each unit dose contains an active. Each blister card contains from about 12 hours to about 24 hours of unit doses according to the dosage instructions. The actives can be the same or different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Rosa Manuela Leon Alonso, Kelly Lee Schmeichel, Isabelle LaFosse-Marin, Angela Jane Deutsch, Thomas Alfred Inglin, Kurt Franklin Trombley, Diane Danheiser Powers, Eduardo de Abreu Mangione, Craig Andrew Hawkins