With Rupture Means For Access Patents (Class 206/532)
  • Patent number: 10682673
    Abstract: A cartridge and method to authorize and adjust the operation of an oral care appliance are disclosed. The oral care appliance along with the cartridge may be used for cleaning, whitening, removing plaque, or in other general oral care applications for providing oral care hygiene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Willo 32 SAS
    Inventors: Alexandre Georges Gabriel Laurent, Pierre Jules Hercule Cazeneuve
  • Patent number: 10569925
    Abstract: A package includes a housing, a container, and a coupling system. The housing defines a first internal volume and includes first lateral walls that define a first through opening further defined by a first edge. The container defines a second internal volume and is configured for housing one or more products. The container includes second lateral walls that define a second through opening further defined by a second edge, the second through opening being configured to permit insertion and withdrawal of the one or more products from the container. The container is adjustable to a first configuration in which the container is at least partially disposed within the housing and a second configuration in which the container is at least partially disposed outside of the first internal volume. The coupling system is configured to secure the container to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: I.G.B. S.r.l.
    Inventors: Alessio Bressan, Michel Bressan, Alberto Gandolla
  • Patent number: 10569069
    Abstract: An applicator including a body with a hair separator and an application aperture. The hair separator and the application aperture are structured to expose a portion of the animal's skin so that the user can see how much of a treatment is being applied and ensure the treatment is applied substantially to the animal's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: COMBAT COMB, LLC
    Inventor: Brandon Penland
  • Patent number: 10518232
    Abstract: Devices and methods manually open glass ampules within the devices. One device may include a holder having at least one deformable side wall, a supporting element, and at least one strainer/filter arranged below the holder so that the content of the opened glass ampule may flows therethrough. A first lever of the device may pivot around a first axis and a free end of the first lever may be pressed against the deformable side wall of the holder. A second lever of the device may pivot around a second axis that may divide the second lever into a short lever arm and a long lever arm. The short lever arm may be pressed against the first lever and a glass ampule may be broken open by pressure of the free end of the first lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventor: Sebastian Vogt
  • Patent number: 10501248
    Abstract: Blister package having a novel pull tab construction that enables opening of each individual product cavity of the blister package. The pull tab is formed by breaking off a portion of a base substrate along a notched line that includes a series elongated severed portions extending completely through the thickness of the base substrate, separated by the unsevered (connected) portions. The notched line can be formed in the same mold that is used to form the recessed product cavity of the base substrate, thereby reducing the number of manufacturing steps and equipment, resulting in a significant cost savings during manufacture. The new notch line configuration eliminates the problems of the prior art with score depth achievement and consistency, while providing a reliable breakable line, and enable less brittle (non-PVC) polymers to be used. It also eliminates the problem with knife wear that prevented score depth achievement and consistency with non-PVC materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventor: Farid F. Ghiam
  • Patent number: 10479581
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein includes a packaging apparatus including an outer sleeve, an inner sleeve, and at least one locking mechanism configured to lock the inner sleeve inside the outer sleeve. In some implementations, the locking mechanism is an interior sliding mechanism, which locks the inner sleeve in its entirety in the outer sleeve. In some implementations, the locking mechanism is an interior sliding mechanism, which permits the inner sleeve to move partially out of the outer sleeve. In some implementations, the locking mechanism includes a spring, a tab, a flap, a key, a magnet lock, or other locking component. In some implementations, the inner sleeve includes a pull tab for removal of the inner sleeve from inside the outer sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: All Packaging Company
    Inventors: Christopher Chambers, Eric Gilger
  • Patent number: 10420703
    Abstract: A pill container has a body, multiple lids, and multiple resilient pushing bars. The body has a front wall, a rear wall, multiple compartments, and multiple locking buttons. The locking button are formed on the front wall of the body and aligned respectively with the compartments. The lids are connected pivotally to the rear wall of the body to selectively close the compartments respectively and are engaged detachably with the locking buttons respectively. Each lid has an inner surface facing a corresponding one of the compartments of the body. The resilient pushing bars are mounted on the rear wall of the body and respectively abut against the inner surfaces of the lids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: E-LINK PLASTIC & METAL INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cheng-Hua Lee
  • Patent number: 10406074
    Abstract: Disclosed is a medication dispensing tray adapter for attachment to a medication dispensing tray, the tray adapter having a slidable overlapping foil layer to incrementally expose the compartments of the medication dispensing tray. The tray and tray adapter may be combined into a medication dispenser apparatus that delivers the medication dispensed from the tray compartments to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Gerhard Mazur
  • Patent number: 10399758
    Abstract: Disclosed are package assemblies and methods of making the same, wherein the assemblies can include, among other elements, an outer carton defining an interior product storage compartment; an inner product support card slidably received within the product storage compartment; the inner support card having a main body portion and one or more flaps; and one or more primary product packages, each being secured to one of the one or more flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: WestRock MWV, LLC
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Vercoe, Marty Jones, Steven P. Jones
  • Patent number: 10343830
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to a packaging unit for one or more individually removable products, in particular tablets, including a blister packaging and a bag-type outer packaging, in which the blister packaging is enclosed. The blister packaging is movably arranged in the outer packaging and can be brought into at least one removal position, in which the removal of at least one of the products is enabled. The blister packaging has at least one positioning element, and the outer packaging has at least one receiving element for the positioning element, wherein the positioning element arranged in the receiving element defines the removal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Constantia Pirk GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Frischmann, Florian Frischholz, Wolfgang Krauss
  • Patent number: 10301071
    Abstract: The present invention encompasses a system which enables arrangements of various shapes and sizes to be packaged for delivery and transport utilizing a standard container. Systems in accordance with the present invention utilize a first and second container each capable of receiving a foam base utilized in the creation of an arrangement of a predetermined size. The first and second containers are of different sizes so that one may nest inside the other. Once nested, the containers form a locking engagement with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Edible IP, LLC
    Inventor: Cynthia Mockler
  • Patent number: 10206851
    Abstract: A child-resistant package is provided having a hollow carton with opposed front and rear walls and a separate blister card having a plurality of separate, spaced-apart hollow blister compartments contained therein. The front wall of the hollow carton comprising a structure including an exterior wall panel having a plurality of openings, gates, or pull tabs and an interior wall panel adhesively secured to the exterior wall panel. The interior wall panel of the front wall has a plurality of chads aligned between the openings and blister compartments. The rear wall of the hollow carton comprising a structure including an exterior wall panel having a plurality of separate, openings and an interior wall panel adhesively secured to the exterior wall panel. The interior wall panel of the rear wall having a plurality of break-away chads located directly between the blister compartments and the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AndersonBrecon Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Gherdan, Jr., Thomas Moyer, Douglas Jahn, Jr., Jennifer McHale
  • Patent number: 10130557
    Abstract: A child-resistant blister package. The package has a top face, a bottom face, and a periphery. The package also has a protection layer with a top face, a bottom face and a periphery; a blister layer with one or more cavities; and an access layer with a top face, a bottom face, and a periphery. The bottom face of the access layer has a line of weakness that allows the unit dose to be removed from the cavity in one-step by applying a force to the top of the cavity and pressing the unit dose through the line of weakness. The bottom face of the protection layer and the top face of the access layer are permanently joined along substantially the entire periphery of the package. The blister package can also contain a tear resistant layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kurt Franklin Trombley, Karen Lai-Ting Chan, Isabelle Lafosse-Marin, Jay Robert Morosey, Jr., Karla Mishell Sanchez, Kelly Lee Schmeichel
  • Patent number: 9936797
    Abstract: An oral care dispenser for dispensing an oral care fluid. The dispenser may include: a housing defining a cavity; a wall in the cavity, the wall dividing the cavity into first and second reservoirs of variable volume, the first reservoir containing an oral care fluid; a first opening in fluid communication with the first reservoir, wherein the oral care fluid is dispensable from the dispenser through the first opening; a second opening in fluid communication with the second reservoir; and an actuator operable to dispense the oral care fluid through the first opening. In an embodiment, the oral care dispenser may form a part of a system that includes an oral care implement, such as a toothbrush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Matthew Lee Kolb
  • Patent number: 9828154
    Abstract: A web of cleaning products and a method of manufacturing the same is disclosed. The web includes a carrier sheet having a plurality of depressions each filled, and in direct contact with, at least one cleaning composition. A plurality of internal lids that correspond with the plurality of depressions are sealed to the carrier sheet in a manner covering the plurality of depressions. Additionally, a plurality of external lids that correspond with the plurality of internal lids are sealed to the carrier sheet and cover the plurality of internal lids. The carrier sheet and external lids may be made of a water-resistant material, and the internal lids may be made of a water-soluble material. In one embodiment, the internal lids may be omitted, and instead the depressions be filled with water-soluble pouches, each of which contains a respective dose of a cleaning composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: MONOSOL, LLC
    Inventor: David Brian Edwards
  • Patent number: 9744100
    Abstract: A child-resistant blister package. The package has a top face, a bottom face, and a periphery. The package also has a protection layer with a top face, a bottom face and a periphery; a blister layer with one or more cavities; and an access layer with a top face, a bottom face, and a periphery. The bottom face of the access layer has a line of weakness that allows the unit dose to be removed from the cavity in one-step by applying a force to the top of the cavity and pressing the unit dose through the line of weakness. The bottom face of the protection layer and the top face of the access layer are permanently joined along substantially the entire periphery of the package. The blister package can also contain a tear resistant layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kurt Franklin Trombley, Karen Lai-Ting Chan, Isabelle Lafosse-Marin, Jay Robert Morosey, Jr., Karla Mishell Sanchez, Kelly Lee Schmeichel
  • Patent number: 9649348
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for treating inflammatory bowel disease involve the use of targeted antibiotics in combination with probiotic formulations. The probiotics mitigate many of the deleterious side effects associated with antibiotic use and permit the antibiotic to be administered at a higher dose and for a longer duration than would otherwise be possible in the absence of the probiotic. The practice of the invention may reduce or eliminate the use of immunosuppressants in the treatment and management of IBD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Ira Milton Trachtman
  • Patent number: 9622940
    Abstract: A medicine packaging PTP sheet capable of protecting a pocket from pressurization by external force in a combined state in which the medicine packaging PTP sheet has a first sheet in which a pocket capable of accommodating a medicine and a projecting convex portion each are projected from the upper surface and a second sheet which is attached to the lower surface of the first sheet and blocks an opening of the pocket. A first distance L1 from the upper surface of the first sheet to the projection end of the convex portion is longer than a second distance L2 from the upper surface of the first sheet to the projection end of the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Nipro Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuaki Uetake
  • Patent number: 9376246
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: WestRock Dispensing Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Marty Jones, Ryan A. Bailey
  • Patent number: 9327891
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tamper resistant blister pack having a paperboard assembly attached to, and surrounding, at least a part of a flange on the blister (window element). An upper ply of the assembly is attached to an upper side of the flange. Additionally, although in some instances not necessary, a lower ply is attached to the lower side of the flange. The plies of the assembly have a paperboard layer, an upper film layer laminated to an upper side of the paperboard layer and a lower film layer laminated to a lower side of the paperboard layer. These layers and their attachment to the blister provide tear resistance without crisscrossing film orientation. Methods of making the pack are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Hub Folding Box Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryon C. Brandow
  • Patent number: 9314789
    Abstract: Receptacle of gel card type comprising a body, formed in which are several adjacent wells, initially sealed by a cover having a length and a width. The cover has at least one precut between two adjacent wells so as to form at least one cover portion sealing at least one of the wells of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignees: DIAMED GMBH, BIO-RAD INNOVATIONS
    Inventors: Sébastien Bernay, Jean-Michel Brisebrat, Frédéric Buffiere
  • Patent number: 9296536
    Abstract: Multiple blister pack (1) for button batteries comprising a blister foil (10) designed to provide individual storage cups (12) of center (C) and diameter (D) for receiving a button battery, and individual closure regions (13) for each said individual storage cup (12). Each closure region (13) receives a closure element (4), and the individual storage cups (12) are arranged on the blister foil (10) according to a matrix pattern with at least two columns. Each closure region (13) surrounding each individual storage cup (12) are mutually separated by column and row tearing lines (2,2?). The closure element (4) and/or the closure region (13) is provided with tracking information concerning the battery stored in said individual storage cup (12) and the centers (C) of the individual storage cups (12) are spaced apart of a distance equal to twice the diameter (2*D) of the individual storage cup (12) from each other along each column of said matrix, within a tolerance of 1 millimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Renata AG
    Inventors: Pascal Haering, Eric Weber
  • Patent number: 9132220
    Abstract: A multichamber container and a method of preparing medical fluids having concentrates which make a contribution toward the electrical conductivity of the solution and are additionally prepared from concentrates which do not make a contribution toward the electrical conductivity of the solution. The multichamber container is configured by dividing solution components into multiple chambers, so that following the dissolving due to breaking open of the first chamber border of a solution component, which makes a contribution toward the electrical conductivity of the medicinal solution, another chamber border of another solution component which does not make any contribution toward the electrical conductivity of the solution is broken open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Franz Kugelmann, Joern Hoermann
  • Patent number: 8991607
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: MedComb Holding ApS
    Inventors: John Wagner, Flemming Wagner
  • Patent number: 8978890
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security label for protecting medicaments contained in an individual packaging, comprising a base layer (11, 111, 211) that can be stuck to the individual packaging (10, 110), at least one opening cut (26, 226) being formed in the base layer (11, 111, 211), in the region of the medicament (16). A security layer (10, 110) is stuck to the base layer (11, 111, 211), and removable elements (19) are formed in the security layer (10, 11) in the region of the medicaments (16), in such a way that cuts (18) are made in the security layer (10, 110) on the edge of the removable elements (19), said cuts (18) following a virtual cut strip. Furthermore, a release material which reduces or eliminates the adhesive force of the adhesive of the security layer (10, 110) is applied to the base layer (11, 111, 211) in the region of the removable elements (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Faubel & Co Nachfolger GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Ludwig, Reinhard Kuge, Marco Dieling
  • Publication number: 20150041357
    Abstract: The pillbox comprises a pill receptacle comprising a number of pill compartments; and a cover sheet attached to the pill receptacle. The cover sheet has a sealing sheet with cells defining borders above each pill compartment. The cover sheet also has a protective sheet removably attached to the bottom surface of the sealing sheet. Protective tab tearing lines are provided on the protective sheet that allow portions of the protective sheet to be removed from the sealing sheet while other portions of the protective sheet remain attached to the sealing sheet in the form of protective tabs. Tearable tab tearing lines are provided on the sealing sheet that are disposed to form tearable tabs on the sealing sheet, the protective tabs corresponding to respective the tearable tabs. The tearable tab tearing lines define, for each the tearable tab, a tearable tab main portion and a tearable tab tongue portion linking the tearable tab main portion to one of the cell borders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Richards Packaging Inc. -Emballages Richards Inc.
    Inventors: Alain Proulx, Mario Therrien
  • Publication number: 20150041356
    Abstract: The pillbox comprises a pill receptacle comprising a number of pill compartments and a cover sheet attached to the pill receptacle that has a number defined by borders above each pill compartment. Tearable tab tearing lines are provided on the sealing sheet to form tearable tabs, and each comprises main portion side segments that define a tearable tab main portion therebetween; tongue portion side segments that define a tearable tab tongue portion therebetween, the tearable tab tongue portion linking the tearable tab main portion to one of the cell borders; and a main portion end segment that links the main portion side segments to each other spacedly from the tongue portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Richards Packaging Inc. - Emballages Richards Inc.
    Inventor: Marie-Josee Glaude
  • Publication number: 20150041339
    Abstract: An outer sleeve includes first and second opposed side panels edges, hinge panels interconnecting the first and second side panels such that at least one chamber is defined between the first and second side panels, at least one of the hinge panels being hingedly connected to at least one of the first and second side panels along one of the opposed side edges of the at least one side panel, and at least one inner panel positioned at least in part inside the at least one chamber. The at least one inner panel includes a slide card locking mechanism for releasably locking at least one slide card in a locked position within the at least one chamber. The at least one side panel includes a release button positioned proximate the slide card locking mechanism of the at least one inner panel. The at least one inner panel is hingedly connected to one of the end edges of the at least one panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Steven P. JONES, Marty JONES, Robert WORKMAN
  • 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: 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: 8905237
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: 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, Jay Robert Morosey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8875891
    Abstract: A press-through package for articles such as medicines which can reliably prevent a recipient from accidentally swallowing the whole package without opening it, including solid medicines M stored in a plurality of pockets of a base sheet one by one and the pockets sealed by a cover film having attached to the rear surface of the base sheet, wherein the entire package of the press-through package is made in a cylindrical form which cannot allow a recipient from accidentally swallowing and from which the medicines can be taken out easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignees: Yamashita Works, Co., Ltd., Titan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Yamashita, Akiyoshi Yasusato, Tetsuya Yamashita, Kenji Hamada, Goro Kuratani, Masakazu Sugino, Yuko Hanazono, Yoshihiko Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8865283
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a security label for securing medications retained in an individual packaging, comprising a base layer (10, 20, 30) that can be adhesively bonded to the individual packaging (12, 22, 32), wherein at least one opening cut (17, 37, 47, 57, 67, 77, 87, 97, 107, 117, 127, 137, 147, 157) per medication (16) is provided in the base layer (10, 20, 30) in the area of the expected medications (16), wherein the opening cut (17, 37, 47, 57, 67, 77, 87, 97, 107, 117, 127, 137, 147, 157) has at least one first and one second partial cut, and wherein the first partial cut and the second partial cut meet or cross, wherein two, three, four, or five opening cuts (17, 37, 47, 57, 67, 77, 87, 97, 107, 117, 127, 137, 147, 157) are provided in the area of the expected medication (16), and the opening cuts (17, 37, 47, 57, 67, 77, 87, 97, 107, 117, 127, 137, 147, 157); are arranged exclusively along a segment of the contour of the medication (16) or along a segment of the contour of the medication
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Faubel & Co Nachfolger GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Ludwig, Reinhard Kuge, Marco Dieling
  • Patent number: 8833576
    Abstract: The re-closable container (1) for fluid products, particularly for medical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, includes: a hollow body (2) for containing a fluid product, which extends to a neck (4) having at least a dispensing mouth (5) for the product, and closing elements (7) for closing the dispensing mouth (5), which include: a flat-plane gripping member (8), from which a shutter pin (9) of the dispensing mouth (5) extends substantially coplanar, an annular collar (12), which is associated with the flat-plane gripping member (8) along at least a pre-established breaking area (13) and which is rigidly associable with the neck (4), and a resting base (17) suitable for allowing the flat-plane gripping member (8) to rest on a supporting surface (18) in a resting configuration in which the shutter pin (9) remains lifted with respect to the supporting surface (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Lameplast S.p.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Fontana
  • Patent number: 8820529
    Abstract: A film container includes a bottom film and a top film connected thereto for forming at least one accommodating chamber for a filling, in particular a pharmaceutical active substance formulation. A detachably fastened sliding element which covers the accommodating chamber is assigned to the accommodating chamber as a safeguard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Kurtze, Stefan Lustenberger, Rolf Kuhn
  • Patent number: 8795607
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container (1) for a fluid for metering a reagent into a microfluidic system. The container comprises a chamber (4) and a first film (3) which seals off the chamber (4) so that the fluid is encapsulated in the chamber. Advantageously, the first film (3) is an aluminum sealing film. A second film (7) is sealingly arranged on the first film, for example by adhesive bonding of the film layers. The films differ in their tear strength such that when pressure is applied simultaneously to both films the first film tears while the second film deforms elastically and/or plastically. By tearing the first film a connection is produced between the container chamber and an inlet channel so that a fluid contained in the chamber flows into the microfluidic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim Microparts GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Kurowski, Berthold Lange, Dirk Osterloh
  • Publication number: 20140197066
    Abstract: A laminated film for production of molded packaging, in particular blister packs, with a layer structure comprising an inner first plastic layer, in particular of HDPE, an aluminum layer, which is connected with the first plastic layer by way of a connecting layer, and on the side opposite the first plastic layer is connected, preferably by way of a primer layer and a further connecting layer, to a second plastic layer, in particular comprising OPA. The second plastic layer is connected to a PET layer by way of a connecting layer and that the PET layer has a thickness between 150 ?m and 300 ?m, preferably a thickness between 200 ?m and 300 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: AMCOR FLEXIBLES SINGEN GMBH
    Inventors: Oliver Brandl, Peter Claessens, Angelika Merthan
  • Publication number: 20140183096
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a cartridge assembly for use with an injection system are provided. An example cartridge assembly may include an ampule containing a pharmaceutical product that is sealed at a distal end with a pierceable diaphragm. The cartridge assembly may also include a hub comprising a proximal portion defining a cavity that is configured to engage the distal end of the ampule and a piercing member positioned within the cavity. The piercing member may include a fluid pathway between a proximal end portion comprising an opening and a distal end in fluid communication with a distal opening of the hub. The proximal end portion may engage the pierceable diaphragm, and the piercing member may apply a force to the pierceable diaphragm in the inactivated position without penetrating the pierceable diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert John Oshgan, John C. Tanner, II
  • Patent number: 8757381
    Abstract: A sealing sheet for closing a container-defining sheet having a top surface comprising a given number of spaced apart cavities embossed therein, each of the cavities being upwardly opened and defining a container surrounded by a flange. The sealing sheet includes a top layer having a lower surface covered with pressure sensitive adhesive glue, and a bottom layer having an upper surface detachably fixed to the lower surface of the top layer by pressure sensitive adhesive glue. The bottom layer being peelable from the lower surface of the top layer to allow fixation of the sealing sheet onto the top surface of the container-defining sheet in order to close the containers defined in the same. The sealing sheet also includes an additional layer that is tearable into additional elements that are foldably attached on top of each of the containers and on which additional information may be printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: 9155-0020 Quebec Inc.
    Inventor: Chantel Hebert
  • Patent number: 8752704
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: 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, Jay Robert Morosey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8739783
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser device comprising: at least one predosed reservoir (10) that is hermetically sealed and that contains a single dose of powder; an expulsion channel (20) that is terminated by a mouthpiece; and a reservoir opening system (30), each reservoir (10) including a closure layer (12) that is suitable for being pierced and/or torn by said opening system (30) so as to enable the powder that is contained in said reservoir (10) to be expelled through said expulsion channel (20), said reservoir opening system (30) comprising at least two piercer elements (31) that are actuated so as to create at least two distinct openings (25, 26) in said closure layer (12), forming at least one inlet passage (25) for the flow of gas, in particular air, and at least one outlet passage (26) for the powder entrained by said flow of gas, and said device including an inhalation trigger system (50) that creates a flow of gas in said expulsion channel (20) only when a user inhales at or above a predetermined inhalation thresh
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventors: Olivier Fourment, Pascal Bruna
  • 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: 20140107086
    Abstract: This invention relates to a low cost rapid response diagnostic system to determine cortisol levels in patients selected as potential candidates for GCR (glucocorticoid receptor) antagonist therapy utilizing a GCR antagonist, such as ORG 34517. The rapid, sensitive, and inexpensive test can be used to determine patients who have non-normal cortisol production or disordered circadian rhythms as a method for selecting subjects for GCR antagonist therapy for whom it is likely to have beneficial and/or therapeutic effects, and can also be used to monitor changes in cortisol levels in response to treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Pop Test Cortisol LLC
    Inventors: Randice Lisa Altschul, Neil David Theise, Myron Rapkin, Rebecca O'Brien
  • Patent number: 8640873
    Abstract: A plastic ampule comprising a body portion, a head portion provided continuously to the mouth portion of the body portion through a cut-off portion, and a knob portion provided continuously to the head portion the ampule being unsealed by twisting the knob portion with fingers to cut the head portion off the mouth portion, wherein the hollow portion in the head portion is formed in the shape of a bowl. Since the hollow portion is formed in the shape of a bowl, content liquid remaining in the hollow portion can be discharged easily, the plastic ampule can be unsealed easily, and the content liquid remaining in the hollow portion is not scattered easily at the time of unsealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Zoki Pharamaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideshi Nakano, Hideo Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8631941
    Abstract: A dispenser assembly has a rupturable inner container and a cover member. The rupturable inner container contains a first flowable material. The cover member encapsulates the inner container. The cover member is impregnated with a second material, wherein the inner container is rupturable wherein the first flowable material contacts the cover member and interacts with the second material to form a mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: James Alexander Corporation
    Inventor: Francesca Fazzolari
  • Patent number: 8627957
    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: December 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Ziemba, Vernon D. Ortenzi
  • Patent number: 8607982
    Abstract: A packaging blank includes a first panel and a second panel. The first panel defines at least one blister aperture and at least one tool portion. The second panel defines at least one tab strip and at least one tool access portion. The at least one tab strip is at least partially severable from the packaging blank. The at least one tool access portion is substantially completely severable from the packaging blank. The first panel and the second panel are configured to be positioned relative to one another in a face contacting arrangement such that a first portion of a given tool portion is to be operably aligned with a corresponding tool access portion. As such, the first portion of the given tool portion thereby is capable of being accessed by a tool via the corresponding tool access portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Steve P. Jones
  • Patent number: 8602246
    Abstract: A dual-chamber container with independent or combined access includes two individual chambers made of a breach-able material such as, but not limited to, a paper product. The container can be made from a unitary blank that is foldable to create a substantially triangular body. The triangular body includes a first and a second superimposed triangular chamber, each chamber having a distinct interior space for holding a dispensable substance. A first and a second access fin are positioned at each of a respective first and a second corner of the body, each access fin contiguous with a respective one of the first and the second chamber. The interior space of each chamber is individually accessible by removing a respective one of the access fins, thereby breaching it's respective chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel M. Frohwein
  • Patent number: 8585659
    Abstract: Devices for delivery of medical compositions in either liquid or powder form include a piercing device for piercing a flexible sheet material in which when contained in a flexible blister dosage form, the piercing device serves as a delivery channel for compositions contained in the blister. The device is configured to reduce or inhibit puncture flap interference with the delivered spray or mist by forming a substantial non-contact drape in the material prior to puncture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Mystic Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher D. Shay
  • Patent number: 8579116
    Abstract: Tamper evident devices and methods including devices that can be used with pill bottles and other packages to provide evidence of tampering by an unauthorized user are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Oneworld Design and Manufacturing Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fred Pether, Rich Costa