Evacuated Patents (Class 206/524.8)
  • Patent number: 10631422
    Abstract: A breather valve and a portable communication device including a breather valve are provided. The breather valve includes a housing having a bottom portion having an opening and side portions, a rigid substrate located within the housing and a breathable membrane mounted to the rigid substrate. The breather valve further includes a gasket having a top surface and a bottom surface, and a preloaded compression element across the gasket and the rigid substrate. The gasket has an upper energy director located at the top surface and a lower energy director located at the bottom surface. The preloaded compression element provides at least a first compressive position providing a contact between the lower energy director and the bottom portion of the housing and a second compressive position in which air passes around the lower energy director and the upper energy director.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Gilmore, George Mtchedlishvili, Chee Kit Chan, Andrew P. Miehl
  • Patent number: 10494125
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device in a filling machine, said filling machine comprising a filling pipe for supplying liquid food to the tube of packaging material, a pipe for supplying pressurized sterile air to the tube of packaging material, and a gasket for sealing against the tube of packaging material and any pipes inside the tube, for creating an overpressure in the tube. The device further comprises a first pressure gauge for measuring a first pressure inside the pipe at a location upstream from the tube, a device for determining an air mass flow in the pipe, and a control unit for receiving the measured parameters, where the control unit is adapted to calculate the pressure in the tube based on the air mass flow and the first pressure, according to a first pre-established relationship. The invention also relates to a method being implemented by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventor: Jan Andersson
  • Patent number: 10450097
    Abstract: Described is a device for feeding and dosing infusion or extraction product of a machine (100) for making filter bags (S) containing the infusion or extraction product comprising a space (2) for containing infusion or extraction product defined by an outer lateral wall (3) and by an inner lateral wall (4) comprising openings (7) for the passage of the product; a feeding chamber (6) made inside the inner lateral wall (4), communicating through the openings (7) with the containment space (2) and equipped with an outlet (8) leading outside the containment space (2); a shutter (9), which is movable inside the feeding chamber (6) at least between a closed lower end position (P1), wherein it occludes the openings (7), and an open upper end position (P2), wherein it allows the passage of the product from the containment space (2) to the feeding chamber (6) through the openings (7) towards the outlet (8) to fill the filter bags (S) being formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: I.M.A. INDUSTRIA MACCHINE AUTOMATICHE S.p.A.
    Inventors: Sauro Rivola, Claudio Betti
  • Patent number: 10441482
    Abstract: A soiled undergarment disposal container is provided. The soiled undergarment disposal container includes a bag for housing a soiled undergarment and a sealable closure for sealing the bag. A resizing mechanism including a one-way degassing valve is provided to extract air from the bag, when sealed, upon application of a force on the bag by a user, and a plurality of studs each sized and shaped to fit into and close an air extraction aperture of the one-way degassing valve. The position and shape of the studs provides multiple sizing options for securing the folded or rolled sealed bag containing different soiled undergarment products. The bag in a compact state is configured for concealed transport of the soiled undergarment under or within a user's clothing, and/or within a user's handbag, purse, bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Tomer Epstein
  • Patent number: 10363280
    Abstract: A nutraceutical food product includes a solid matrix and a liquid combined into a gel. The nutraceutical food product may include an immune modulator, such as transfer factor and/or a nanofraction immune modulator. A fruit component may be included in the nutraceutical food product. The fruit component may include at least one oligoproanthocyanidin-containing fruit, such as açai.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: 4Life Patents, LLC
    Inventors: Brent M. Vaughan, Calvin W. MacCausland, David A. Lisonbee
  • Patent number: 10342763
    Abstract: A matrix formulation for a soft chewable capsule is provided which includes a gel-forming composition, a plasticizer, a polymer modifier, and water. The polymer modifier may be a carboxylic acid or other organic compound that alters the physical and/or chemical properties of the capsule formulation. A chewable soft capsule is also provided, having enhanced organoleptic and processing properties. An active material may be delivered to a user using this dosage form. A method of forming the chewable soft capsule is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Patheon Softgels, Inc.
    Inventors: EmadEldin M. Hassan, Warren Walter Kindt, Roger E. Gordon
  • Patent number: 10264693
    Abstract: A breather valve and a portable communication device including a breather valve are provided. The breather valve includes a housing having a bottom portion having an opening and side portions, a rigid substrate located within the housing and a breathable membrane mounted to the rigid substrate. The breather valve further includes a gasket having a top surface and a bottom surface, and a preloaded compression element across the gasket and the rigid substrate. The gasket has an upper energy director located at the top surface and a lower energy director located at the bottom surface. The preloaded compression element provides at least a first compressive position providing a contact between the lower energy director and the bottom portion of the housing and a second compressive position in which air passes around the lower energy director and the upper energy director.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Gilmore, George Mtchedishvili, Chee Kit Chan, Andrew P. Miehl
  • Patent number: 10138024
    Abstract: A flexible laminate for a package is described that includes an integrated one-way valve that allows gas generated within the package (e.g., carbon dioxide outgas) to be released to the external environment, while at the same time preventing environmental elements from entering the package. The valve is defined by the layers that form the flexible laminate, as opposed to being a separate structure that is attached to the flexible laminate. In particular, first and second cut lines are defined in a valve area of the first and second film layers of the flexible laminate structure in an offset manner. Oil is pattern-applied to one or both film layers in the valve area, and an opposing surface of one or both of the film layers further includes a surface treatment that decreases the amount of surface energy between the film layers to allow the valve to open at the desired pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Rod Pettis, Bob Puechl
  • Patent number: 10030516
    Abstract: An articulated liner system for the protection of mining equipment surfaces subject to impact and abrasive wear caused by the circulation, loading and/or transport of ores, having a one-piece liner mat and an anchorage assembly with a first part having one mat fastening means and a second part having at least one supporting means for the anchorage assembly. The supporting means is fixed to a reference surface of the mining equipment. The liner mat is fixedly arranged in the one mat fastening means of the first part of the anchorage assembly. The first part of the anchorage assembly is joined to the second part of the anchorage assembly, enabling the mat to be arranged over the mining equipment surface when the joint between the first and the second parts of the anchorage assembly is driven. A method of installation, maintenance and manufacture is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: VITA NOVA SPA
    Inventor: Cristian Diaz
  • Patent number: 10005607
    Abstract: A vacuum lid for sealing a container. The vacuum lid is adapted to seal a container. The lid has a knob, either a twist knob or a push-pull knob, which, when twisted or pushed, forces air inside the container out through evacuation ports. This creates a vacuum inside the container, which aids in maintaining freshness of consumable foods or other substances that degrade over time in the presence of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventors: Terrence Garmey, Manuel Amaro
  • Patent number: 9681499
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a food package for cooking, storing and heating of ready-to-eat food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Micvac AB
    Inventors: Joel Haamer, Martin Gustavsson
  • Patent number: 9513291
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an apparatus, system and method for retrieving a target material from a sample. A density-altering agent may be added to a vessel that contains the sample to change the density of a non-target material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: RareCyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Campton, Joshua Nordberg, Steve Quarre, David Stewart, Ronald Seubert, Jonathan Lundt, Lance U'Ren, Jennifer Chow
  • Patent number: 9499288
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for closing a resealable vacuum bag while the vacuum bag is still inside the vacuum chamber of a heat-sealing vacuum packing machine. The resealable bag may be automatically closed, at least temporally, by either (1) the compressive forces that vacuum packing machines exert against the sides of vacuum bags, or (2) an autonomous, vacuum-activated device that closes the open section of the vacuum bag's sealing strip. Finally, the cost of the resealable vacuum bag may be minimized by eliminating the air valve that is imbedded in the sides of conventional resealable vacuum bags, but which is superfluous for the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas Calvin Cannon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9217697
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an apparatus, system and method for retrieving target material from a suspension. A system includes a processing vessel, such as an Eppendorf tube, a syringe or a test tube, and a collector. The collector is sized and shaped to fit into a primary vessel, such as a test tube. The collector funnels the target material from the suspension through a cannula and into the processing vessel. The cannula extends into a cavity at a first end of the collector that holds the processing vessel. The collector includes a concave opening at a second end in fluid communication with the cannula. In one implementation, the processing vessel includes at least one displacement fluid to be expelled, such that the at least one displacement fluid pushes the target material into the collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: RARECYTE, INC.
    Inventors: Lance U'Ren, Jennifer Chow
  • Patent number: 9145242
    Abstract: A container includes a container body, a lid member, a first seal valve and a second non-return valve. The lid member is superimposable on the container body to form a storage chamber in the container, and defines therein a first opening and a second opening. The first seal valve is disposed on the lid member, normally seals the first opening of the lid member, and is operable to unseal the first opening of the lid member. The second, non-return valve is disposed in the second opening of the lid member to permit air to actively flow out of the storage chamber of the container body upon reaching a predetermined degree of pressure, and to prevent environmental air from being drawn into the storage chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventor: Jui-Te Wang
  • Patent number: 9108778
    Abstract: An airtight container includes a cover, a container and two airtight members. The cover is assembled with the container. The cover has an exhaust part and a releasing part defined therein. The two airtight members are mounted in the exhaust part and the releasing part of the cover respectively. Each airtight member having an inlet and an air gap defined at two ends thereof respectively. The air gap communicates with the inlet. The inlet of one airtight member opened toward an inside of the container and the air gap opened toward an outside of the container, the inlet of another airtight member opened toward the outside of the container and the air gap opened toward the inside of the container. Therefore, the container could be sealed or unsealed by pressing the cover to the container or detaching the cover from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Jui-Te Wang
  • Patent number: 9045258
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pack. The pack includes a pack body in which fluid is receivable, a plug affixed to an inner surface of the pack body, a portion of the plug being configured to protrude outward from the pack body, the plug having a discharge opening perforated therein, a lid located at one side of the plug to close the discharge opening, and an elastic member located at one side of the plug to impart elasticity to the lid in a direction of closing the discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Jeong Sik Han
  • Publication number: 20150069056
    Abstract: A bottle made of polyethylene terephthalate does likely undergo that a gas having a small molecular weight or volatile component escapes from the bottle in a short time in comparison with a glass bottle, steel can, and aluminum can. For a countermeasure, a simple operation prevents hydrogen molecules, helium gas, and volatile component from scattering and being lost. A container filled with gas, or liquid or viscous fluid in which gas is dissolved, or metal granules adsorbing gas is given a cap, and then, the whole of the container including the cap is packed with a metal foil laminated film superior in gas-barrier properties to be vacuum packaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicants: HYDROGEN HEALTH MEDICAL LABO CO., LTD., NANO JET JAPAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi Kishimoto, Kenji Nakamoto, Hiroshi Harada, Shigeo Ohta
  • Patent number: 8967413
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum sealable container system comprising a container and a lid assembly having a movable valve insert. The valve insert includes a vacuum indicator for informing the user when a vacuum is present in the container. The valve insert is pneumatically movable within a chamber by way of a pump assembly to open and close a fluid communication between the container and the exterior of the container to remove fluid to form the vacuum. The vacuum indicator collapses into an opening formed in the lid assembly to inform the user of the vacuum as well as reinforce the seal formed by the valve insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: SCAC LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Tinstman, John D. Fiegener
  • Patent number: 8944252
    Abstract: A diaper kit includes a packaged single-use disposable diaper comprising, a sealed substantially air impermeable encasement completely enclosing an interior space and having at least one airtight seal, and a single compressed single-use disposable diaper vacuum-sealed within said interior space, wherein said interior space has at least a partial vacuum whereby a pressure differential acts upon said encasement and said diaper to maintain said diaper in said compressed state; at least one diaper accessory for use in the diaper changing; and wherein said diaper accessory is disposed inside of said interior space of said encasement; wherein said encasement is dimensioned to fit within a pocket of an article of clothing; and wherein said single compressed single-use disposable diaper vacuum-sealed within said interior space is folded at least once; wherein the diaper kit is packaged together with a plurality of non-vacuum-packaged diapers in a combination package for retail sale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Diaperoos, LLC
    Inventor: Alan Kay Snell
  • Publication number: 20150027921
    Abstract: A vacuum container and/or pump system may include a rounded rectangular base container with opening at a top to receive foodstuffs, adapted with an edge; an optional cover having at least two locking latches adapted to couple to the edge, the cover to close the opening of the container, the cover including: a circular vacuum tubular opening forming a cylindrical hole through the cover, and a cross-shaped notch on the inner cross-section of the tube, through which at least a portion of a plug is received and disposed when evacuating air, and optionally the cover may include a spinner, chopper, and/or twist/lock cap (coupling plug to container) to prevent loss of vacuum of the container (when cap has been twisted in locked position). A vacuum bag may in dude an opening; resealable fastener; hole for evacuating air with pump; cap for covering hole; and removable clip for easing closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Nuwave LLC
    Inventors: Jung S Moon, Mikale K. Kwon, Eunjung Huh
  • Patent number: 8936169
    Abstract: A vacuumized container box having a box body opened at its upper end and constructed in a shape of a container; a box cover is provided at the upper end of the box body; an air outlet opening is provided on the box cover; a vacuumizing device is provided on the air outlet opening for vacuumizing the box body; the vacuumizing device comprises a vacuum operation button and air pumps; the vacuum operation button is provided at an upper end of the box cover; the air pumps are actuated by the vacuum operation button and are provided at a bottom end of the box cover. Since the vacuumized container box is configured to incorporate the vacuumizing device, no other extra vacuumizing devices are required. The vacuumized container box is therefore convenient to use and attains good vacuumization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: To Yan Lui
  • Publication number: 20140374414
    Abstract: Provided herein is a tray for holding medical containers, including a plurality of elongated parallel cavities that are intended to receive at least one container. Each of said cavities includes a first set of contact surfaces for holding said at least one container, and each of said cavities includes a second set of contact surfaces for holding said at least one container when provided with a cap. The first set of contact surfaces and the second set of contact surfaces are arranged such that said at least one capped container is held in the cavity in a reverse orientation with respect to said at least one container when provided without a cap. A packaging for medial containers and a method for packaging medical containers are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: BECTON DICKINSON FRANCE
    Inventors: Romain Lanier, Adrien Plouvier, Charles Biancon, Franck Carrel
  • Publication number: 20140374284
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the new impurities of Fesoterodine, Fesoterodine symmetric dimer impurity and asymmetric dimer impurity, process for preparing and isolating thereof. The invention also deals with analytical standards and analytical methods used for the control of the production process and final quality of Fesoterodine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Venkatraman Jayaraman, Sundara Kalyana Balaji, Samir Patel, Thakor Indrajit, Viral Parekh, Mahesh Ladani, Chetan Patil, Ronak Patel, Darshan Parmar
  • Publication number: 20140353203
    Abstract: A vacuum storage bag comprising a plastic bag film, an exhaust valve and a pressure-sealing zipper is provided. The exhaust valve includes a valve plate, a valve seat and a valve cover, the exhaust valve configured between an upper film and a lower film of the plastic bag. One side of the valve seat is bonded to an inner surface of one of the films. Numerous grooves are spread over the other surface of the valve seat, and are wrapped tightly by the valve cover. A cone head is raised in the center of the valve plate between valve seat and the film, and tightly mates with a conical boring of the valve seat. A narrow air duct is formed by the grooves of valve seat and cover, and could filter air in the bag to prevent dust from entering sealing surface between the valve plate and the valve seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: BIGLAND ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO,LTD
    Inventors: Zhihe Hu, Zhigang Wang
  • Patent number: 8875431
    Abstract: The present invention relates to artwork preservation, and more particularly to an artwork preservation system that utilizes vacuum and is particularly suited to framed artwork. The artwork preservation system includes: a pair of corrugated planar members constructed and arranged to overlap a front side and back side of an artwork; at least one securing element, such as hook and loop fastener, for mating the first and second corrugated boards when the artwork is placed there between; a layer of air cushioning; and a sealable bag. The system may further include a vacuum pump for removing air from the sealable bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: John Prayias
  • Patent number: 8863947
    Abstract: The present application provides a unique process of canning a controlled substance where the cans are hermetically sealed and clearly identified in a number of different ways. The process will begin by inserting a packing and dehumidifying agent, preferably a formed rice cake. The controlled substance is then inserted. In some cases the rice cakes will be eliminated or just a single rice cake will be used on the top or the bottom. If the process of storing the controlled substance in an inert atmosphere is desired, the oxygen in the container is replaced with gaseous nitrogen. After the container has been sealed in the conventional pop-top canning procedure; an identifying scent substance is permanently adhered to the can or label. An internal or external microchip could be used to detect, track and trace the container filled with a controlled substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: N2 Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: David P. Sibley
  • Publication number: 20140299004
    Abstract: A container cover device having an automatic vacuum function includes a container cover. The container cover is provided with an air extraction mechanism, a vacuum indication assembly, a first switch and a second switch. For the second switch, a control assembly is provided. The first switch and the second switch control the air extraction mechanism to open or close so as to extract the air in the container thorough. The vacuum indication member is to indicate whether the container is in a vacuum state or not for the user to check air leakage. The control assembly automatically controls connection or disconnection of the second switch, so that the air extraction mechanism is automatically started to extract the air in the container when there is air leakage. In this way, the inside of the container can be kept vacuum all the time, providing fresh-keeping and moisture-proof functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Anming FU, Yung Ming SUN
  • Patent number: 8851289
    Abstract: This invention provides a vacuum bag, including vacuum bag (1), gas nozzle (13) on the bag (1) which can exhaust air out, inlet (11) in the upper part of vacuum bag through which items can be placed into the bag, and sealing device (12) which can seal the inlet. The invention is characterized in its outer packing part (2) which can incorporate up the bag, and tightening device (3) between the vacuum bag and outer packing part. This invention overcomes the shortage of current craft and provides a vacuum bag with reasonable structure, that is easy to use and can be stacked neatly and prevents from damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Zhengbing Shi
  • Publication number: 20140190864
    Abstract: A vacuum container and/or pump system may include a rounded rectangular base container with opening at a top to receive foodstuffs, adapted with an edge; an optional cover having at least two locking latches adapted to couple to the edge, the cover to close the opening of the container, the cover including: a circular vacuum tubular opening forming a cylindrical hole through the cover, and a cross-shaped notch on the inner cross-section of the tube, through which at least a portion of a plug is received and disposed when evacuating air, and optionally the cover may include a spinner, chopper, and/or twist/lock cap (coupling plug to container) to prevent loss of vacuum of the container (when cap has been twisted in locked position). A vacuum bag may include an opening; resealable fastener; hole for evacuating air with pump; cap for covering hole; and removable clip for easing closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Nuwave LLC
    Inventors: Jung S. Moon, Eunjung Huh, Mikale K. Kwon
  • Publication number: 20140130452
    Abstract: A transportable and interchangeable tank for collecting and disposing of mud, slurry or other fluid waste material adapted to be transported on a transport vehicle having an air evacuation connection specially adapted to connect directly to and seal with a complementarily connection of a vacuum pump on the vehicle, whereby the connective dead space between the tank and the pump is substantially minimised in order to improve the efficiency of evacuating air from and thus filling the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: VAC-U-DIGGA R&D PTY LTD
    Inventors: NEIL COSTELLO, JACK BEACH
  • Publication number: 20140097118
    Abstract: A packaging system and method of use for packaging coffee in individual valved packages is disclosed. The individual valved packages are disposed within a secondary package formed of a flexible material and including a one-way pressure relief valve. The valve of the secondary package is set to open so that the secondary package internal pressure never drops below the operating pressure of the primary package degassing valves. The secondary package is disposed within a rigid container, e.g., a corrugated carton. The system and method enables shipping of the coffee packages permitting them to degass without vacuumization (bricking) irrespective of changes in atmospheric pressure encountered during the transport of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Fres-co System USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Scott Beer
  • Patent number: 8662309
    Abstract: A method of at least one embodiment of the present invention for packing a TAB tape is a method in which the TAB tape is wound on a core reel so as to be packed, the TAB tape being a tape-shaped insulating film on which circuits are provided in a repeated manner, the circuits each of which is made up of metal wiring and a solder resist. In at least one embodiment, the method includes a first step of winding at least the TAB tape on an outer peripheral surface of a core reel having a cylindrical shape, the core reel having a shaft hole on its inner peripheral side. This makes it possible to provide (i) a method for packing a TAB tape which method makes it possible to reduce a packing size, and (ii) a smaller packing structure for a TAB tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoru Kudose
  • Patent number: 8662334
    Abstract: A vacuum storage container having a container body, a check valve and a lid with an outer rim surrounding a diaphragm. A vacuum pump is engagable with the check valve to remove air from the interior of the container to create a vacuum in the container. The diaphragm is pushed inward by atmospheric forces upon removal of the air until the diaphragm touches and conforms to at least upper exposed surfaces of the contents of the container. The storage container aids in preventing degradation of the contents of the container by maintaining the contents free from the degrading effects of air and by substantially immobilizing the contents during movement of the container to protect the contents from breakage and bruising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Turvey, Brian C. Dais
  • Patent number: 8608380
    Abstract: An air discharge valve for a vacuum-sealed clothes bag having a flexible container includes a valve body for openably closing the vacuum-sealed clothes bag. A hanger is attached to the valve body to extend upwards from the valve body, the hanger being arranged in a substantially coplanar relationship with the valve body. An anchor member is securely attached to the flexible container. First and second fixing caps are fixed to opposite surfaces of the anchor member. A cloth holder is suspended from the anchor member to hold a cloth contained in the flexible container. The valve body is fitted to the first and second fixing caps in a rotatable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Myung Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 8596456
    Abstract: The present invention includes a display apparatus including an item retention wall defining a cavity, and a suspension member coupled to the item retention wall, wherein the item retention wall is configured to retain an item within the cavity by a retention seal between the item and the item retention wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Birgers, Michael Joseph Solomon
  • Publication number: 20130292291
    Abstract: A vacuumized container box having a box body opened at its upper end and constructed in a shape of a container; a box cover is provided at the upper end of the box body; an air outlet opening is provided on the box cover; a vacuumizing device is provided on the air outlet opening for vacuumizing the box body; the vacuumizing device comprises a vacuum operation button and air pumps; the vacuum operation button is provided at an upper end of the box cover; the air pumps are actuated by the vacuum operation button and are provided at a bottom end of the box cover. Since the vacuumized container box is configured to incorporate the vacuumizing device, no other extra vacuumizing devices are required. The vacuumized container box is therefore convenient to use and attains good vacuumization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: TO YAN LUI
  • Patent number: 8573402
    Abstract: This invention relates to containers for the storage and dispensing of materials which evaporate, deteriorate or oxidize when exposed to air. A reusable dispensing receptacle system with preservative attributes is comprised of four essential components. The invention by combination includes a vessel, a follower or partition to separate contents from direct exposure to convecting ambient void air within the vessel, a volumetrically adjustable insert to displace ambient air from the vessel, and a lid. The system is simple in construction, and intuitive in use. The system is easily handled and is intended for use in any setting. The system provides a solution for extending the freshness and usability of liquid or pour-able dry contents after the seal of an original package has been broken. This combination eliminates convoluted, intricate, and costly means in favor of those that are reliable, simple, re-usable, and affordable. These four components may be combined to further simplify the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: J. Jay Cimino
  • Patent number: 8562215
    Abstract: There is described a package (10) of laminated multilayer material (PM) with at least two layers (17, 18) coupled to each other, for granular products, the package (10) consisting of a parallelepiped container including, in the position of use, a bottom wall (11), a top wall (12), a rear wall (14) and two side walls (15). The at least two layers (17, 18) of multilayer laminated material (PM) have areas of non-total coupling at the front (13), rear (14) and side (15) walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Goglio S.p.A.
    Inventor: Franco Goglio
  • Publication number: 20130270146
    Abstract: A collapsible article container includes a pair of side walls connected along side edges and a transverse bottom edge defining an interior pouch volume having a sealable entrance opening and an air purge mechanism in communication with the pouch to provide air evacuation from the pouch through a volume reduction port. The air purge mechanism includes truncated, transverse, seals defining a restricted flow path in communication with the pouch volume through one passage and in communication with a volume reduction port through another. The collapsible article container may be reused after removal of a contained article by insertion of an article into the pouch volume, exposing the volume reduction port to atmosphere, and expelling entrained air from the pouch volume through the passages and restricted flow path of the air purge mechanism. In one form the pouch includes a closable strip spaced inwardly from the top edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Christopher A.J. Iannello, Jeffrey D. Anderson, Craig E. Ernst, Jon D. Burrow
  • Patent number: 8540072
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging for a detonation cord that is used especially for igniting shaped charged perforators in perforation guns utilized in the oil and natural gas industry. According to the invention, the detonation cord is wound on one plane as a flat coil. Also disclosed is a method for examining whether a detonation cord has faulty points. Said method is characterized in that the detonation cord is subjected to an x-ray examination in the packaging before being delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Dynaenergetics GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rolf Rospek, Malte Veehmayer, Dimitri Riesen
  • Publication number: 20130228490
    Abstract: A vacuum-packing container using a packing bag, which includes a packing bag that contains an article therein, and a casing that receives the packing bag therein, with a nozzle valve connected to the packing bag so as to form an air passage, and so air can be drawn out of the packing bag through the nozzle valve, thereby realizing vacuum-packing of the article in the packing bag. The packing bag is removably installed in the casing, and the article in the packing bag can be quickly and efficiently compressed to a high level of vacuum using a vacuum cleaner. Further, the packing bag can be changed with a new one at any time, and the article can be safely stored, and a large number of vacuum-packing containers can be efficiently stored due to the casings that can be neatly stacked one by one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Eun Suk Park
  • Publication number: 20130228489
    Abstract: A high vacuum container includes an inner container body, an outer container body, a first group of supporting devices and a second group of supporting devices. Each group of supporting devices includes four supporting assemblies, and two supporting assemblies are disposed at the upper portion of the high vacuum container, and the other two are disposed at the lower portion of the high vacuum container. Each supporting assembly includes a base plate welded at outer surface of the inner container body and a heat insulating pipe extending along a radial direction of the high vacuum container, one end of the heat insulating pipe abutting against the base plate. Each supporting assembly at the lower portion further includes a fixing element, and each fixing element partly is partly inserted into the outer container body through the opening on the outer container body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicants: CHINA INTERNATIONAL MARINE CONTAINERS (GROUP) LTD., Zhangjiagang CIMC Sanctum Cryogenic Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jie GAO, Wei WEI, Hongwei LIU, Haoming WANG, Jia LU, Si WANG, Sen YAO
  • Patent number: 8469193
    Abstract: A shipping container and method of use. The shipping container is intended to contain bulky, compressible objects under vacuum in order to reduce the bulk size of these contents during shipping. The shipping container is configured as a plastic body sized to receive and envelop the bulky, compressible contents and includes a top, a bottom, each of which is characterized as having a periphery, and side walls, the latter of which are compressible. A stem is provided passing through the plastic body for passage of air and for selective sealing after the air has passed therethrough. The top, bottom and side walls are preferably transparent and are of the sufficient thickness and durability to enable the shipping container to be shipped between remote locations without any protective packaging being applied thereto while substantially resisting damage to the shipping container and its contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Worldwise, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Lamstein
  • Publication number: 20130146500
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum container. The vacuum container includes a piston member linearly movably disposed in a receiving portion which is formed at the vacuum container and has a first outlet and provided with a second outlet, an elastic member disposed in the piston member, a first valve plate disposed in the receiving portion and adapted to open or close the first outlet, a second valve plate disposed at the piston member and adapted to open or close the second outlet, a separation preventing plate mounted in the receiving portion and preventing separation of the piston member, and a unit for pressuring the first valve plate which is mounted in the receiving portion and is adapted to close the first outlet by pressurizing the first valve plate if the piston member descends and is caught by and fixed to the separation preventing plate. Thereby, vacuum state can be continuously maintained in the vacuum container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: Yong-Kug Kim
  • Publication number: 20130146499
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing and filling containers (1) made of thermoplastic plastic, in which an extruded plastic hose is inserted into an open mold having movable mold parts, mold parts forming the container (1) are closed, the hose being expanded by a pressure gradient acting on the hose in order to form the container (1), preferably in the form of a bellows, and being filled with filling material, and the level of the filling material is raised by reducing container volume in the direction of the container opening, a container closure (5) for the container opening being formed from the hose by closing head jaws of the mold, wherein said method is characterized in that the container (1), preferably in the region of the container closure (5), is formed in such a way that at least one section of the plastic hose remains unclosed for the time being in order to form a venting cannula (3) and in that, when the container volume is reduced, the level of the filling material is raised in such a
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: Bernd Hansen
  • Patent number: 8459422
    Abstract: The luggage with integrated vacuum bags includes a standard piece of luggage that includes at least one vacuum bag within said piece of luggage. The vacuum bags are vacuumed via a vacuuming means integrated on a side of said luggage, which engages a male valve located on an exterior surface of said luggage and of which engages a female valve located on a vacuum bag. The vacuum bags are filled with items typically associated with luggage (garments, etc.) in anticipation of vacuuming, which increases the packing efficiency of the luggage such that more items may be packed into said luggage than when compared with luggage excluding said vacuum bags. The vacuuming means includes a hose, motor, and powering means and vacuums the vacuum bag(s) from outside of said luggage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Chad Efron
  • Publication number: 20130126386
    Abstract: A breather for use in vacuum bag processing a composite part comprises a sheet of permeable material having at least one slit therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Kenneth Marvin Dull
  • Patent number: 8434614
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to prevent “deteriorations,” such as oxidization and deformation of micro solder spheres during storage. The micro solder spheres are packed in a container 2 comprising an air permeable material. A deoxidizing and drying agent 3 to be disposed externally to the container 2 is provided. The container 2 and the deoxidizing and drying agent 3 are placed in a bag member 4 impermeable to air, and the bag member 4 is sealed in an air-tight condition. Before sealing, the bag member 4 may be air evacuated. A plurality of containers 2 may be held by a holding member 5 such that they are fixed in positions relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Isamu Sato, Daisuke Souma, Kazuo Fujikura
  • Patent number: 8434633
    Abstract: A one-way valve and a flexible package including the valve are disclosed. The valve basically comprises a base member, a flexible septum and a stake. The base member is mounted on a wall of the package and includes a valve seat and at least one inlet port. The septum is formed of a resilient material and is connected to the base member by the stake, with a first portion of the septum contiguous with the stake fixed in position with respect to the base member and a second portion of the septum engaging the valve seat and covering and sealing the at least one inlet port. The septum is arranged to flex off of the valve seat to unseal the at least one inlet port when the pressure of gas at the at least one inlet port reaches a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Fres-co System USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Beer, Barry Pritchard, John S. Thomas