Single Unit Patents (Class 206/539)
  • Patent number: 10759560
    Abstract: The embodiments disclose a tray method and devices including a method including creating a half-cylindrical tray with anti-slide features on an interior surface and a flexible pull tab at one end of the half-cylindrical tray, forming a child proof bottle with child proof bottle security tabs wherein the tray can be inserted, forming a child proof cap with child proof cap security tabs corresponding to the child proof bottle security tabs for securing the child proof cap to the child proof bottle, and wherein storing gelatin edible wafers in the tray includes gelatin edible candies and gelatin wafer products with infused medicinal ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Jason Kang
  • Patent number: 10531719
    Abstract: Containers are described herein for the transportation and distribution of replaceable consumer products, e.g. interchangeable shaving assemblies. The containers described herein include a mechanism to securely hold the container in predetermined open and closed positions. The interior of the container may provided features which serve to hold and protect the shaving assemblies when not in use, e.g., during transport or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHAVELOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Craig A. Provost, John W. Griffin, William E. Tucker, Aaron G. Cantrell
  • Patent number: 10506860
    Abstract: Containers are described herein for the transportation and distribution of replaceable consumer products, e.g. interchangeable shaving assemblies. The containers described herein include a mechanism to securely hold the container in predetermined open and closed positions. The interior of the container may provided features which serve to hold and protect the shaving assemblies when not in use, e.g., during transport or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ShaveLogic, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig A. Provost, John W. Griffin, William E. Tucker, Aaron G. Cantrell
  • Patent number: 9828168
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for automated dispensing of individual medicament portions. The systems can include a housing that encloses a receiving space having a bottom surface. A separation device may be provided and arranged on the bottom surface with at least one channel to receive at least one medicament portion. At least one channel may have an opening facing the receiving space and an opening facing the bottom surface. The opening facing the bottom surface may be associated with a contact area on the bottom surface, over which contact area the medicament portions may be guided upon a movement of separation device. At least one recess may be arranged in the bottom surface outside of the contact area to receive contamination particles present in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: CAREFUSION GERMANY 326 GMBH
    Inventors: Hardy Schmidt-Ellinger, Dietmar Gross
  • Patent number: 9802745
    Abstract: A container for dispensing various compositions includes a pourable spout located within a breachable bubble. In one embodiment, for instance, the container can be made from flexible polymer films. The container can include a sealed perimeter that defines an opening where a pourable spout is located. A locking bubble can be located over the opening for preventing liquids from being dispensed from the container prior to opening the bubble. When it is desired to dispense the container, the bubble can be breached which therefore allows the contents of the container to be dispensed through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Poppack LLC
    Inventors: William S. Perell, Leif B. Sorensen
  • Patent number: 9616165
    Abstract: A glucose sensor product maintains the sterility of the glucose sensor while allowing gaseous manufacturing by-products to be vented from the inside of the glucose sensor package. An exemplary glucose sensor product includes a plastic package tray and a glucose sensor assembly in the plastic package tray. The glucose sensor assembly includes an electrochemical sensor with glucose oxidase enzyme, a sensor base formed at least in part from plastic, a sensor mounting pedestal formed at least in part from plastic, and a sensor introducer formed at least in part from plastic. The glucose sensor product also includes a microbial barrier material coupled to the plastic package tray to seal the glucose sensor assembly in the plastic package tray. The microbial barrier material maintains sterility of the glucose sensor assembly while venting substances outgassed from the plastic package tray, the sensor base, the sensor mounting pedestal, and the sensor introducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Allan Larson, Rajiv Shah
  • Patent number: 9010570
    Abstract: A container adapted for dispensing a product is provided. The container includes an outer casing body for receiving a dispensing tray. The dispensing tray has an internal storage compartment for storage of a plurality of units of a product to be dispensed, and includes a cover plate defining at least one dispensing aperture through which a stored unit of product is accessible when the outer casing body is in a dispensing position. The container includes a locking mechanism that releasably locks the outer casing body in the closed and locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: John A. Gelardi, Ryan A. Bailey
  • 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: 20150068930
    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: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    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: 8955684
    Abstract: A package for dispensing pills that is childproof yet senior-friendly. The package includes a housing, which may be substantially tear-resistant, that encloses one or more blisters. In one embodiment, the cavities of the blisters are positioned such that pills or other objects are dispensed into a chamber. An object dispensing opening associated with the chamber is selectively covered by a childproof closure member. In various embodiments, the childproof closure may be rotationally or slidingly connected to the package to move between a closed position and an open position to selectively permit dispensing of the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Colbert Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Glenn A. Grosskopf
  • 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: 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: 8875892
    Abstract: A multi-compartment holder has an inner ring with multiple compartments, each accessible through its respective first opening. The inner ring is rotatably seated within an outer ring that has a second opening so that as the inner ring is rotated with respect to the outer ring, each compartment's first opening, aligns, in turn, with the outer ring opening, allowing access into the particular compartment through the aligned first opening of the compartment and second opening of the outer ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Dominique Warner
  • Publication number: 20140166529
    Abstract: The invention provides a pillbox comprising a plurality of pill receiving compartments detachably connected with one another in side-by-side relation to form a unitary structure, each of the compartments being constructed to store pills to be taken at a single predetermined time and have an opening which is covered by a cover and through which 5 the compartment is accessible; wherein the unitary structure is configured such that the plurality of compartments are arranged sequentially according to a medication schedule created according to a prescription, with the compartment storing the pills to be taken first as an outermost one, and that only the opening of the outermost compartment is permitted to be uncovered all the time, and wherein the outermost compartment is removed from the 10 unitary structure after the pills contained therein are taken. The invention also provides a medication management system and a mediation dispensing system based on the pillbox.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Wai Tong Fung, Wai Ling Chan
  • 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: 8741596
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel smart packaging, designed using a novel material comprising a partially polar adsorbent solid base impregnated with a solution of vanillin, which allows the growth of microorganisms in different types of products to be detected visually without having to be in direct contact with the microorganism or with the medium containing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Universidad de Zaragoza
    Inventors: M. C. Cristina Nerín De La Puerta, Laura Gutierrez Bartolome, Cristina Sanchez Jarabo
  • Patent number: 8722356
    Abstract: A sampling system and method may use a kit that has a package enclosing a swab and a receptacle. The swab may have a shaft and a tip. The tip may be substantially made of calcium alginate. The receptacle may contain a diluent, such as sodium citrate, and glass beads. The swab may be used in an environment to sample microorganisms present on surfaces or in equipment. The kit may be used in a method of sampling and the resulting sample may be used in a method of quantitative testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: MicroWorks, Inc.
    Inventor: Dawn E. McIver
  • Patent number: 8698627
    Abstract: A package comprises a security device where a security loop is formed integrally with the package for detecting a breach of the package. Additionally, the security loop may be formed with a portion to be interrupted if the contents are removed from the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Michael G. Londo, Stephen L. Billups, Caleb S. Loftin, Rune K. Haraldsson, William J. Knouse
  • Patent number: 8640874
    Abstract: A package for holding a plurality of non-spherical products, each product having at least one product axis, is provided. The package comprises a tray defining a tray plane, a plurality of open pockets protruding from the tray plane, each for containing a single product; and each pocket including an angular orienting pocket wall portion for angularly orienting the product within the pocket, so that a product axis is angularly oriented with respect to the tray plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: Daniel H. J. Shin, Heather L. Fluegel, Robert J. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8636147
    Abstract: The present invention provides a blister package including a blister tray having a plurality of upwardly opening blister depressions. A plurality of consumable products are provided where each blister depression supports one of the plurality of consumable products. A blister cover overlies and encloses the blister depression. The cover is sealed to the tray at a depression boundary about each depression. Each blister depression includes a tapered wall for urging the consumable product out from the blister depression at a location at the blister boundary upon manual exerted on the depression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventor: Hector Hugo Jimenez Gutierrez
  • 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: 8622241
    Abstract: For a dispenser (1) comprising the components of a reservoir (5) having a plurality of compartments (6), and a positioning disc (16) having a plurality of exit orifices (15), a solution shall be provided which allows realizing such a dispenser in a smaller sized configuration and which allows to dispense capsules or pills stored therein in a unit dose manner. This is achieved by additionally providing the component of a guiding member (56, 56a) being rotatably arranged in between the reservoir (5) and the positioning disc (16) and respectively connecting one compartment (6) with one dedicated exit orifice (15) in dispensing communication by accomplishing a rotary/rotational step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Josephus Geboers, Guy De Sevaux, Jean-Pierre Giraud, Michel Zbirka
  • 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: 8567606
    Abstract: A book-like packaging structure for receiving at least one blister pack having at least one receptacle. The book-like packaging structure includes at least one inner blister pack retainer for receiving the at least one blister pack, the at least one inner blister pack retainer having an inner edge, an outer edge, a first retainer portion and a second retainer portion, said second retainer portion adjacent an inner spine panel having a width equal to or greater than the depth of the at least one receptacle; and a cover for enclosing the at least one inner blister pack retainer, the cover having a first cover portion having an inner edge, a second cover portion having an inner edge and a spine, the spine joined to the inner edge of the first cover portion and the inner edge of the second cover portion, wherein the inner spine panel rests against the spine such that the inner edge of the at least one inner blister pack retainer is positioned adjacent to the spine of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Bellamah, Dominic Howard
  • Patent number: 8556078
    Abstract: A tray comprises a flexible floor comprising a first surface and a second surface, at least one pocket in the first surface dimensioned to hold a medicine and a flexible wall extending upward from the first surface and surrounding every at least one pocket most proximal to edges of the first surface, the flexible wall configured to deform elastically when the second surface of the flexible floor is bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Farco
  • Publication number: 20130220871
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for decreasing adverse events associated with pirfenidone (5-methyl-1-phenyl-2-(1H)-pyridone) therapy. The invention discloses an optimized dose escalation scheme that results in the patient having increased tolerance to adverse events associated with the administration of pirfenidone. The invention also discloses a starter pack that may be used in conjunction with the dose escalation scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: INTERMUNE, INC.
    Inventor: Intermune, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8469194
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure involve a pill-filtering article that is located and secured inside a pill container. Using one system, an assembly of articles distributes one pill at a time in the form of a single-pill dispensing apparatus that includes a pill-storage container and such a pill-filtering article. The container has an inner wall, an upper portion with a rim region where a cap may be secured, and a lower portion for containing pills. The pill-filtering article has a size and a shape that facilitates securing the article inside the pill-storage container near the inner wall, above the lower portion, and below the upper rim region, and also configured with a plurality of channel-defining regions including a first channel-defining region through which one-pill at a time passes and including a second channel-defining region through which one pill at a time passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventors: Larry Johnson, Robert J. Crawford
  • Patent number: 8459459
    Abstract: A lockable pill container includes a holder defining at least one compartment having an access opening providing access to a pill holder interior volume. At least one lid is moveable between a covering position and an open position. The lid includes a first locking member that is sized to project into the holder when the respective lid is in the covering position. A second locking member is moveable between a locking position and a release position. The locking position includes a position in which the second locking member engages a first locking member of the at least one lid in the covering position. The release position includes a position in which the second locking member is disengaged from all of the first locking members. The second locking member includes opposite first and second ends. The second locking member is moveable from the locking position to the release position by application of a force against the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Apothecary Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Terrance O. Noble, Robert N. Priebe
  • Patent number: 8413813
    Abstract: A blister pack for dispensing pills that is childproof yet senior-friendly. The blister pack includes a housing, which may be substantially tear-resistant, that encloses one or more blisters contained on a blister sheet. In one embodiment, the cavities of the blisters are positioned such that pills or other objects are dispensed into a chamber. A neck extends outward from the chamber to permit a childproof cap to be removably attached thereto to permit the selective dispensing of the pills in a controlled fashion. In another embodiment, the blister pack may include a chamber for dispensing a first type of pill and a plurality of blisters not aligned with the chamber for dispensing a second type of pill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Colbert Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Glenn A. Grosskopf
  • Patent number: 8397945
    Abstract: A container adapted for dispensing a product is provided. The container includes an outer casing body for receiving a dispensing tray. The dispensing tray has an internal storage compartment for storage of a plurality of units of a product to be dispensed, and includes a cover portion defining at least one dispensing aperture through which a stored unit of product is accessible when the outer casing body is in a dispensing position. A sealing member is engaged with one of the outer casing body and the dispensing tray, and is configured to interact with the other of the outer casing body and the dispensing tray to form a seal about an outer peripheral portion of the dispensing tray when the outer casing body is in a closed and locked position. The container includes a locking mechanism that releasably locks the outer casing body in the closed and locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: John A. Gelardi, Ryan A. Bailey
  • Patent number: 8342330
    Abstract: A blister and package system made of a blister card and an outer package with unique interacting locking mechanisms. The blister card or strip is inserted into the outer package or sleeve and locks immediately without having to further process the outer package or the blister card or strip. The user is able to expose the blisters from the outer package by disengaging the lock. The blister card or strip includes a formable, pliable sheet material, into which one or more individual cavities or blisters are formed. The separated cavities are loaded with product and sealed with one or more layers of puncturable or tearable sheet material, such as aluminum foil. The blister card or strip contains a plastic rivet assembly that forms an interference mechanism. The rivet is trapped by an internally formed panel and stopped by a catch flap included in the outer package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Key-Pak Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael H. Weston, Frank Edward Smith
  • 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: 8333280
    Abstract: A child-resistant package (100) is formed from a sleeve (14) comprising a top (16) and a base (18), at least one of which is an outer wall of the sleeve (14). A release mechanism (20) for facilitating access to the contents of the package (100) is disposed in the outer wall (16). A decoy cover (60) having at least one outermost panel (62) is disposed in relation to the outer wall (16) to obscure the release mechanism (20). The package (100) may include an insert (12) that is held within the sleeve (14) by a locking mechanism that is disengaged by the release mechanism (20). The decoy cover (60) is attached to the outer wall (16) in a manner that facilitates repeated successive removal and reattachment of the decoy cover (60). The decoy cover (60) may further include one or more additional panels (64) disposed in flat-face condition with the outermost panel (62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Thanhhung N. Le
  • Patent number: 8333281
    Abstract: A medication cassette uses a slidable core having a series of open top medication receiving cells extending in a length thereof. The core slides in an outer sleeve and includes a releasable locking arrangement for maintaining the core in a lock position with the sleeve closing the cells and movable to a release position allowing the core to slide relative to the sleeve. The release position allows the cells to be progressively exposed beyond the sleeve to allow medication to be removed. Both the slidable core and the sleeve are preferably made of a plastic material. The core is preferably a single component made by injection molding and the sleeve is preferably made as an extruded component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Leon Saltsov
  • Publication number: 20120277138
    Abstract: The present invention includes a consumer product packet comprising a capsule and a fill composition within the capsule. The capsule has a tack temperature of about 110° F. or higher and substantially dissolves in water within a predetermined time period at a temperature of about 70° F. or lower. In one example, the capsule comprises a film having at least one polymer, at least one plasticizer, and at least one temperature adjusting agent. Dependent on the fill composition, the consumer product packet may be used for any household or personal use. In one example, the fill composition is a detergent concentrate comprises one or more surfactants, one or more humectants, and a coalescing solvent which has hydrophilic-lipophilic balance (HLB) value from about 7 to about 9, wherein the ratio of the one or more humectants to the coalescing solvent is more than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: METHOD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Fred Holzhauer, Kaj Johnson, Mike Ratko
  • Patent number: 8291679
    Abstract: A pill receptacle has a number of recessed pill compartments formed therein. The method comprises the steps of providing a cover sheet member that has a sealing sheet with a top identification surface on which information can be printed and a bottom adhesive surface provided with an adhesive. The cover sheet member further has a protective sheet that removably overlays the sealing sheet on its adhesive surface. First weakness zones are provided on the cover sheet member, that extend transversely through the sealing sheet and the protective sheet in a registering fashion to define first cutaway lines on the cover sheet member. A fraction of the cover sheet member is separated from the rest of the cover sheet member along at least some of the first cutaway lines, including concurrently separating corresponding fractions of the sealing sheet and the protective sheet in registering fashion. The protective sheet fraction is peeled away from the sealing sheet fraction on the cover sheet member fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Richards Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Gilles Bourque
  • Publication number: 20120248005
    Abstract: A blister packaging for a pharmaceutical cartridge or capsule is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: MANNKIND CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael S. Bergey
  • Patent number: 8191710
    Abstract: A container (12) suitable for use in packaging pharmaceutical products such as tablets and capsules. The container (12) can be withdrawn from a box or sleeve (14) in a first direction X to a fully extended position whereby a user can remove any item stored by the container (12). The container (12) has a base (32) which includes an end portion (40) that remains substantially within the box or sleeve (14) when in the fully extended position. The base (32) carries at least one chamber formation (42) for containing an item to be removed by the user. The base (32) also has at least one stabilizing formation (44) on the end portion (40) that interacts with the box or sleeve (14) when in the fully extended position to resist pivoting of the container (12) relative to the box or sleeve (14). The or each stabilizing formation (44) differs in size and/or shape to the or each chamber formation (42), and has a length in the first direction X that is greater than or equal to its width in a second direction Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Duff Design Limited
    Inventor: Tim Clarke
  • Patent number: 8181784
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sealing sheet for use to close 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 thus defining a container that is surrounded by a flange that is part of the top surface of the container-defining sheet. This sealing sheet has a top layer which can be glued to the flanges surrounding the containers of the container-defining sheet in order to close said containers. The top layer is advantageously made of a water-proof material such aluminum, in order to make the closure of the container-defining sheet moisture proof once such a closure has been completed. This top layer advantageously also has a top surface that is printable to ensure that relevant information as to the content of each container being made available on it if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: 9155-0020 Quebec Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Bouthiette
  • Patent number: 8132672
    Abstract: A flexible, compact, and securely closed pill pouch pocket packet folder designed for secure handling, has multiple pockets, containing securely stored pouches for easy and orderly storing and retrieving of pills or similar small items, as when needed, for home or travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Sastry K. Ganti
  • Patent number: 8020702
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pack for pharmaceutical and/or medical products and/or food supplements, comprising a substrate which is fitted with one or more prefabricated, sealed product carriers which each contain one or more isolated products, for a given length of time, and is provided with instructions for application or administration time for the patient, wherein each product carrier exclusively contains products of a special active ingredient or a special combination of active ingredients in a special dosage, which is distinguished by the fact that each product carrier forms part of a single-strip blister pack that can be rolled up, and the product carriers each containing one or more isolated products are assembled on the substrate individually to the patient. Furthermore the invention concerns a method as well as an apparatus for the manufacture of such packs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: AvidiaMed GmbH
    Inventors: Nikolai Strub, Gottfried Von Bismarck, Gerhard Breu
  • Patent number: 8011512
    Abstract: A child-resistant but adult-friendly package package comprising a sleeve having top and bottom walls, opposite side walls, a closed end, and an open end. A blister card insert configured to be movable into and out of the sleeve through the open end. A first latch element on the insert and a second latch element on the sleeve, the first and second latch elements are interengageable when the insert is fully inserted in the sleeve to latch the insert against withdrawal from the sleeve. A biasing member on the insert is configured to be in contact with the top and bottom walls of the sleeve, urging the first latch element into engagement with the second latch element. The biasing member also forming a first portion of a retaining means to prevent complete withdrawal of the insert from the sleeve and a second portion of the retaining means is formed on the sleeve for cooperation with the first portion to retain the insert against complete withdrawal from the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventors: Brian W. Brollier, David Boase
  • Patent number: 8006845
    Abstract: A lockable pill container includes a holder defining at least one compartment having an access opening providing access to a pill holder interior volume. At least one lid is moveable between a covering position and an open position. The lid includes a first locking member that is sized to project into the holder when the respective lid is in the covering position. A second locking member is moveable between a locking position and a release position. The locking position includes a position in which the second locking member engages a first locking member of the at least one lid in the covering position. The release position includes a position in which the second locking member is disengaged from all of the first locking members. The second locking member includes opposite first and second ends. The second locking member is moveable from the locking position to the release position by application of a force against the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Apothecary Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Terrance O. Noble, Robert N. Priebe
  • Patent number: 7984807
    Abstract: A container is provided for storing and dispensing consumer products including pills, tablets, or capsules. A multi-cavity container is also provided for organizing and storing mixed medication for subsequent dispensation according to predefined dosage regimen. The container can comprise a tray (1) having a generally planar top surface (2) into which has been formed one or more discrete cavities (30) for receiving the consumer products. A sheet (10) can be adhered to top surface (2) using a peelable adhesive to seal discrete cavities (30). Sheet (10) can comprise pre-formed lines of separation (13) defining a closure portion (12) for each cavity, which retains the consumer products in that cavity until the closure portion is removed by separation along its lines of separation. Each closure portion (12) can have low vapor transmission properties created by a patch (24) having high vapor barrier properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Future Technology (R&D) Ltd.
    Inventor: Howard Elliott
  • Publication number: 20110162642
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and device for delivering a pharmaceutical to the airway of a human or animal patient. In one aspect, the device includes a dose drum formed into a cylinder and including a plurality of dose compartments for containing individual doses. In another aspect, the device may include a reservoir containing a pharmaceutical material in bulk form and a metering recess for metering the pharmaceutical material to form a pharmaceutical dose. Another aspect provides an inhaler with a combined reservoir and dosing chamber configured to contain multiple doses of a pharmaceutical material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Henri M. Akouka, Daniel P. Becker
  • Patent number: 7959005
    Abstract: The invention relates to a blister arrangement which includes a blister strip having a plurality of cups. The blister strip has a base region and a cover film and wherein a tablet or the like is disposed inside each cup. A blister pocket accommodates the blister strip. The blister pocket has a substantially rectangular shape with a front side, a rear side, a first lateral region, a second lateral region, and at least one open face. The front side has a first recess that is the same size as or slightly larger than the size of a cup, and the rear side has a second recess opposite the first recess. The cup is oriented in the direction of the second recess, and the cover film of the blister strip is oriented toward the first recess. The blister strip may be pulled out through the open face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Nancy Berg, Uwe Stroinski
  • Patent number: 7959004
    Abstract: A safe packaging container made to be folded or rolled has the opening surface thereof hidden by use of a cooperative fixing element, so that the contents loaded in the packing container are protected safely from being destroyed and that the packing container is not easy to open. The structure design can be applied to improve the conventional blister-type packaging container, which has the disadvantage of being easy to open and therefore poses a risk of accidental child ingestion. Moreover, the folded or rolled safe packaging container has a reduced volume and weight and therefore is more convenient for transporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventor: Steven Tsao
  • Publication number: 20110132795
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide for a package for dispensing a single medicinal unit dose. The package may include an enclosure, an access opening in the enclosure for retrieving a unit dose from the enclosure, and at least one medicament holder for holding the unit dose, such that the unit dose removed from the medicament holder falls into and is captured by the enclosure, for later retrieval through the access opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Silverman
  • Publication number: 20110120905
    Abstract: Disclosed is a storage device for medicaments, comprising a rectangular bottom part with 7 compartments (1) that are separated by partitions (2) and each have an independent pivotable lid (3) such that each compartment (1) can be individually accessed. Seven compartments (1) have a same-sized rectangular horizontal section within the bottom part (4) of the weekly dispenser, while at least one longitudinal side (4.2) of the bottom part (4), more specifically the access side, has a convex wall (4.3), and the top edge (2.3) of all partitions (2) has a uniform curvature having a radius R in the longitudinal direction thereof. The 7 dimensionally stable and elastic lids (3) have an adapted curvature R? that matches said uniform curvature of the top edge (2.3) of the partitions (2). The closing parts (6) start detaching from one another when pressure is applied to the central or rear region of an arched elastic lid (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Buchner, Bertram Fritzsch, Karin Berghauser, Andreas Schuster