Tamper Proof Patents (Class 206/807)
  • Patent number: 11427391
    Abstract: There is disclosed a packaging system including an outer container having a bottom and four upstanding sidewalls defining an outer container volume, the outer container further comprising an outer container top, and an inner compartment having an inner compartment bottom, four upstanding sidewalls including an inner compartment front, an inner compartment back, and two opposing inner compartment ends, the four upstanding walls bounding a perimeter of the inner compartment bottom, and an inner compartment top, wherein the inner compartment is formed by an inner compartment panel folded to form the inner compartment bottom, the four upstanding inner compartment sidewalls and the inner compartment top, wherein the packaging system includes a plurality of suspension elements maintaining an air gap between the outer container and the inner compartment, and wherein the outer container and the inner compartment are formed from a packaging system material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventor: Brent Michael Comerford
  • Patent number: 10875677
    Abstract: A tamper evident container (2) made from cardboard, paperboard or other lightweight foldable sheet material comprises a container body (6) comprising a first pair of opposed side wall panels (8, 10) and a second pair of side wall panels (12, 14), the side wall panels (8, 10, 12, 14) being hingedly attached to each other about respective side wall fold lines (16). A lid (22) is hingedly attached to one side wall panel (8) of the first pair of opposed side wall panels (8, 10) about a lid fold line (26). First and second closure flaps (28, 30), are hingedly attached to a respective one of the second pair of opposed wall panels (12, 14) about respective closure flap fold lines (32, 34) so as to define respective locking slots (36, 38) between a side edge of the respective closure flaps (28, 30) and the other side wall panel (10) of the first pair of side wall panels (8, 10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MULTI PACKAGING SOLUTIONS UK LIMITED
    Inventor: Nigel Davis
  • Patent number: 10806221
    Abstract: A guard that attaches to a buckle included in a safety restraint system. The guard includes a movable cover. In at least one position of the cover, the cover limits access to an external release of the buckle and prevents release of straps from the buckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Ryan Ritchie
  • Patent number: 10737826
    Abstract: A child-resistant package is disclosed comprising at least one locking tab, at least one locking slot, the at least one locking slot engaging with the at least one locking tab when the child-resistant package is in a locked position. The at least one locking tab comprising memory properties to allow the at least one locking tab to releasably engage with the at least one locking slot. The at least one locking tab further comprising a corrugated material having flutes oriented in a flute direction and the memory properties including the at least one locking tab returning to the locked position after being in an unlocked position in response to being bent against the flute direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Grown Packaging, LLC
    Inventor: Munson Whitman Everett
  • Patent number: 10730655
    Abstract: The invention relates to a blow-molded container comprising a body and a neck, the neck being provided with an outlet and a blow-molded support ring. The support ring has recesses along its entire height that extends substantially in the longitudinal direction of the neck; said recesses extend from the edge of the support ring in the direction of the neck, across the entire width of the support ring, all the way to the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ALPLA WERKE ALWIN LEHNER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Markus Grabher
  • Patent number: 10683068
    Abstract: A stowage container including a barrier such as a door or access panel and a breach detector for monitoring and/or detecting a breach of the barrier. The breach detector includes an indicator assembly having a slot that can be positioned between, and defined by, a front panel and a back panel of the barrier, and an indicator within the slot. The indicator assembly further includes a retainer that maintains the indicator in a first state when the barrier is in a first position (e.g., closed or sealed) and which releases the indicator into a second state when the barrier moves from the first position to a second position (e.g., open or breached). Upon returning the barrier to the first position, the indicator remains in the second state until the indicator reset to the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: James Schalla
  • Patent number: 10669075
    Abstract: Disclosed is a metallic cover cap for sealing a metallic bottle, comprising a gasket provided with a flat central zone and an annular zone which includes an outer rim and an inner rim that are separated by a notch, such that the outer rim extends axially, continues circumferentially, and includes: a first surface; a second surface with a flat portion and a concave portion radially opposite the notch; and a third flat surface that extends between the first and second surfaces, and the inner rim extends axially, continues circumferentially and spaced radially inwards of the first rim, and includes: a first flat surface opposite and perpendicular to the flat zone; a second concave surface radially opposite the notch; and a third flat surface between the first and second surfaces that is inclined toward the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gilberto Robles González, Romualdo Segura Ruiz, Eric Gerardo Rodríguez Balbuena, Ana Karen Meléndez Rivera
  • Patent number: 10632590
    Abstract: The work processing apparatus of the present invention comprises: a processing section for processing or treating a work; and a liquid chemical supplying section for supplying a liquid chemical to the processing section. The liquid chemical supplying section includes: a plurality of liquid chemical bags for storing the liquid chemical; a bag holding part in which the liquid chemical bags are attached and held; and a liquid feeding part, to which the liquid chemical bags are detachably connected, for feeding the liquid chemical from the liquid chemical bags to the processing section. Each of the liquid chemical bags is produced by overlapping flexible resin sheets with each other and welding their edge parts to form into a bag. Each of the liquid chemical bags has a port part communicating with an outside. A joint with a valve is attached to each of the port parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: FUJIKOSHI MACHINERY CORP., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Masayuki Tsukada, Kazutaka Shibuya, Takayuki Fuse, Yoshio Nakamura, Shiro Hara
  • Patent number: 10577144
    Abstract: An attachable panel assembly includes a replacement panel having a mounting panel and a closure panel projecting from the mounting panel. The closure panel has an attachment portion and a removable zipper tear strip disposed between the attachment portion and the mounting panel. The panel assembly also includes a first adhesive layer disposed on the mounting panel and a second adhesive layer disposed on the attachment portion of the replacement closure panel, the first adhesive layer and the second adhesive layer being disposed on opposing sides of the replacement panel. A resealable carton system includes the panel assembly attached or attachable to a carton body of a carton assembly by means of the first adhesive layer. The carton assembly can be sealed by closing an inner closure panel of the carton assembly and folding the replacement closure panel so that the second adhesive binds to the inner closure panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Fisher Clinical Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Buss
  • Patent number: 10577063
    Abstract: A stowage container including a barrier such as a door or access panel and a breach detector for monitoring and/or detecting a breach of the barrier. The breach detector includes an indicator assembly having a slot that can be positioned between, and defined by, a front panel and a back panel of the barrier, and an indicator within the slot. The indicator assembly further includes a retainer that maintains the indicator in a first state when the barrier is in a first position (e.g., closed or sealed) and which releases the indicator into a second state when the barrier moves from the first position to a second position (e.g., open or breached). Upon returning the barrier to the first position, the indicator remains in the second state until the indicator reset to the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: James Schalla
  • Patent number: 10569930
    Abstract: A container, in the form of a container body or container closure, or a lid, having a frangible weakened portion formed in a layer of polyethylene terephthalate forming a wall of the container, the weakened portion comprising a groove cut into a first surface of the layer, a first portion of the layer surrounding the groove having a crystallinity of from 35 to 45%, and a second portion of the layer, which second portion is adjacent to the first portion on opposite sides of the groove and remote from the groove, the second portion having a crystallinity at least 5% less than the crystallinity in the first portion, wherein the layer has a thickness of from 200 to 700 ?m and the groove has a depth of from 200 to 500 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: GR8 Engineering Limited
    Inventor: Peter Reginald Clarke
  • Patent number: 10569927
    Abstract: A re-closable tamperproof food box, including first and second main panels connected with a rear panel, the first main panel forming the bottom and the second main panel forming the top. The first main panel has two side panels and a front panel attached. The second main panel has two side panels and a front panel attached. The second main panel is connected along fourth edge to the rear panel connected along a fourth edge of the first main panel. At least one strip of adhesive is disposed on one of the two opposing side panels and the front panel of the first main panel A perforation is disposed along the second main panel, forming a tear strip. A continuous length of material on an interior surface of the second main panel, to tear through the tear strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Herkenrath
  • Patent number: 10556687
    Abstract: A seat for an aircraft comprises a compartment and a seal system. The seal system comprises a first tab connected to a first portion of the compartment, a second tab connected to a second portion of the compartment, and a piece of adhesive material connecting the first tab to the second tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Sean M. Flinn
  • Patent number: 10494136
    Abstract: A container has a compartment of sheet material defining an inner volume configured for housing a product, the compartment extending between a first and second longitudinal end portions along a longitudinal development direction of the compartment. The compartment having a predetermined number of lateral walls defining: at least one first passage opening arranged at the first longitudinal end portion of the compartment, one second passage opening arranged at the second longitudinal end portion of the compartment. The container includes at least one occluding system engaged at the second passage opening and configured for irreversibly closing the second passage opening. The disclosure also relates a process of making the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: I.G.B. S.r.l.
    Inventors: Michel Bressan, Alberto Gandolla, Alessio Bressan
  • Patent number: 10479558
    Abstract: An improved shipping statement envelope in disclosed which has been sized and configured for use with automated equipment which functions to automatically fold and insert, or stuff, shipping documents into the envelope. A transparent portion on the forward surface of the envelope permits address information and the like provided on the shipping documents to readily inspected from the exterior of the envelope. A pressure-sensitive adhesive provided on a rear surface of the envelope can be exposed to permit the envelope to be closed, and permits the envelope and its contents to be easily secured to an associated package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: C. Peter Redmon
  • Patent number: 10407208
    Abstract: The pack includes a box structure defining an inner cavity. A side of the box structure is sealed by a first adhesive. A lower end of the pack is sealed by a second adhesive connecting a rear surface of a lower panel of a front panel to a front surface of a lower glue panel of a back panel. The upper portion of the pack is circumscribed by perforated lines that cause the upper portion to remain connected to the tuck panel if the upper end of the pack is opened. The blank for forming the pack includes an upper portion of a back panel that is circumscribed by perforated lines. The method of making the pack includes applying an adhesive to the upper portion of the back panel and connecting a rear surface of a tuck panel to the upper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Robert T. Mitten, Scott A. Fath, William J. Bogdziewicz, Benjamin Ivry, Aaron Ovadia, Gavriel Zeitlin
  • Patent number: 10370140
    Abstract: A tamper-evident container comprising a storage having at least one passage opening delimited by a free edge and configured to put in communication the internal volume of the storage with the external environment; the sheet material of the storage wraps at least partially on itself in order to form an overlapping zone which comprises at least one first constraining portion and one second constraining portion engaged with each other: on the second constraining portion at least one notch is defined. The container further comprises a closure system engaged at said free edge and movable with respect to the storage; the closure system being configured for defining at least one closing condition in which the system itself interdicts the communication between the internal volume of the storage and the external environment and an opening condition in which the system itself enables the communication between the internal volume and external environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: I.G.B. S.r.l.
    Inventors: Alessio Bressan, Michel Bressan, Alberto Gandolla
  • Patent number: 10365418
    Abstract: The disclosed retroreflective sheet contains a retroreflective layer and a polyurethane surface protecting layer, wherein the surface protecting layer contains at least a reaction product of a polyol with either a polyester backbone or a polycarbonate backbone and a trifunctional or higher aliphatic isocyanate, and the glass transition temperature Tg of the surface protecting layer is 50° C. or higher, and the tan ? of the loss tangent at 120° C. is 0.1 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Saori Ueda, Toshitaka Nakajima, Yorinobu Takamatsu, Ken Egashira, Koji Saito
  • Patent number: 10364062
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a child-proof container (1) comprising: a housing (2) made of sheet material defining an inner volume (3) and exhibiting a passage opening (5) delimited by a free edge (6), a closing system (7) made of sheet material configured for defining a closed and opened conditions of the housing (2), the closing system (7) comprises a tab (8) having a closing portion (9) movable with respect to the housing free edge. The container (1) comprises a safety device (11) made of sheet material exhibiting: a first hooking portion (12) carried by the tab (8), a second hooking portion (13) engaged with the housing (2). The first and second hooking portions (12, 13) are configured for stably engaging with each other in the closed condition of the closing system (7) and for defining a safety condition: the first and second hooking portions (12, 13), in the safety condition, are configured for preventing the closing system (7) from switching from the closed to the opened condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: I.G.B. S.r.l.
    Inventors: Michel Bressan, Alberto Gandolla
  • Patent number: 10315377
    Abstract: A method, a shaping tool and a machine for assembling a tubular cardboard body (1) and a flat sealing structure (6), forming a security membrane, surrounded by a peripheral strip, able to be folded down, that is sufficient to suitably assemble the sealing structure with the inner lateral wall of the tubular body, with a grippable tongue (7) folded down toward the central part of the sealing structure, on the face not designed for sealing, inserting the sealing structure in a shaping tool and shaping it in the form of a basin, the peripheral strip becoming orthogonal to said central part, inserting the structure in the tubular body using said shaping tool, configured for sealing said strip with the exception of an unsealed part thereof, extending over the circumference of said strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Guillaume Sireix
  • Patent number: 10308395
    Abstract: A packing box contains: an accommodation casing, a first side casing, a second side casing, multiple bottom casings of various sizes, multiple top casings of various sizes, and a plurality of binding straps. The accommodation casing includes multiple first and second spaced holes, the first side casing includes multiple first and second spaced orifices, and the second side casing includes multiple first and second spaced apertures. Each bottom casing covers a bottom of each of the accommodation casing, the first side casing, and the second side casing, and each top casing covers a top of each of the accommodation casing, the first side casing, and the second side casing. Each binding strap includes a fastener, a male fastening face, and a female fastening face, wherein the fastener fastens with the male fastening face and the female fastening face so that said each binding strap fixes the packing box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Jie Zhang
  • Patent number: 10255544
    Abstract: An electronic device for authentication of a bottle whose neck is closed by a stopper covered by a cap is positioned between the bottle and the cap, with an electronic circuit including: a flexible insulating support with at least one conducting wire forming circuit traces; an electronic chip storing identification datum for the bottle, an antenna to transmit the identification datum to an external reader when the antenna is in the area of coverage of the reader; a unit for detecting piercing of stopper at least partially covering the neck when the device is positioned between the bottle and the cap, and which are linked electrically to the electronic chip by the tracks of the circuit, the electronic chip being configured in such a way as to determine that the stopper is removed and/or pierced when the electrical link with the unit of detecting piercing of stopper is broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ORIGINE
    Inventor: Mickael Coronado
  • Patent number: 10196544
    Abstract: A tape closure system is shown and described herein. The tape closure system includes a first tape component having a pressure sensitive adhesive and a second tape component having a pressure sensitive adhesive, where at least one of the pressure sensitive adhesives has a modified surface to reduce the tack of the surface such that when the first and second pressure adhesives are brought into contact with one another they may sufficiently adhere to one another to form a seal but are still separable from one another and able to be repeatedly opened and sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: FLEX R&D, INC.
    Inventor: Prakash Mallya
  • Patent number: 10189625
    Abstract: A tamper-evident container includes a storage compartment made of sheet material, defining an internal volume, and configured for housing products. The storage compartment includes multiple lateral walls defining a passage opening delimited by a free edge. The passage opening is configured to communicate the internal volume of the storage compartment with an external environment. The tamper-evident container further includes a closure system engaged at the free edge of the storage compartment and movable with respect to the storage compartment. The closure system can define a closed condition in which the closure system prevents communication between the internal volume of the storage compartment and the external environment and an open condition in which the closure system enables communication between the internal volume of the storage compartment and the external environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: I.G.B. S.r.l.
    Inventor: Michel Bressan
  • Patent number: 10050167
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to the detection of semiconductor tampering with a light-sensitive circuit. A tamper detection device for an integrated circuit includes a light-sensitive circuit disposed within a package of an integrated circuit. The light-sensitive circuit closes in response to an exposure to a light source, indicating a tamper condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qing Cao, Shu-Jen Han, Li-Wen Hung
  • Patent number: 9996787
    Abstract: The invention relates to a layered structure (10) comprising the following layers: a) a first substrate layer (2), wherein the first substrate layer (2) has a first surface (4) and a second surface (6) and is configured as a dielectric; b) a first electrically conductive layer (8) which overlaps at least in part the first substrate layer (2) at least on the first surface (4) of the first substrate layer (2), wherein the first electrically conductive layer (8) comprises an electrically conductive polymer, wherein the first electrically conductive layer (8) has at least one first part region (18) and at least one further part region (20), wherein the at least one first part region (18) has a higher bonding strength to the substrate layer (2) than to the at least one further part region (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: HERAEUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Frank Puttkammer
  • Patent number: 9953549
    Abstract: A closure seal or tamper evident pressure sensitive label of a sandwich construction for use at the opening seam of packaging to be sealed to indicate whether the package has been opened or otherwise tampered with. The label includes a facer material, a liner material and a pressure sensitive adhesive therebetween. The facer material has cut out a lower label section joined to an upper pull tab section with adjacent tab wings. The upper pull tab section has a liner material portion cut out to adhere to a back or under side of the upper tab section upon pulling the label off the liner material for use. The lower label section and wings has exposed adhesive upon the label being pulled off the liner material for use. Once the label is placed on the packaging, the lower label section and the upper pull tab with adjacent tab wings are aligned to straddle the opening seam of the packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew John Spreck, Todd Owen Schneider, Trevor Klungseth, Michelle Zeller, Duane Jason Huberty, Kevin Todd Barker
  • Patent number: 9938052
    Abstract: A container top comprising a container top member comprising tracks over an upper surface thereof and a sealer sealing an opening thereof; and a slidable member having a sealing mechanism, the slidable member being slidable through the tracks and positioned such that sliding of the slidable member over the tracks to one direction unseals the sealer, forming an opening over the container top member, in the initial opening thereof and wherein sliding the slidable member back to its original position over the opening formed thereby covers and seals the opening. The opening formed by the unsealing of the sealer can be re-sealed at will by the sealing mechanism of the slidable member. The sealing mechanism may be for example a sealing material coating strip located over a periphery of the slidable member or the physical configuration of the slidable member periphery edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: SEALTAP GMBH
    Inventor: Ismail Omar Dabbur
  • Patent number: 9908663
    Abstract: A container comprising a first side-panel section separated from a second side-panel section. Each of the first and second side-panel sections includes a side portion fold line extending laterally across the side-panel sections, such that each side-panel section presents two side portions. Furthermore, the container includes a pair of end flaps extending along lateral edges of the first and second side-panel sections and separated from the side-panel sections via primary fold lines, with the end flaps operable to connect the first and second side-panel sections together. The container is configured to be erected from a knockdown configuration by folding together the first side-panel section and the second side-panel section, and extending the first side-panel section and the second side-panel section away from each other such that the container forms a rectangular perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Vanguard Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: David Anthony Valentini, Jerry Ryan Frost
  • Patent number: 9858445
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile terminal provided with a security function. The mobile terminal provided with the security function can include: a casing having a data input portion for inputting data, and an upper casing and a lower casing which can be assembled and disassembled; a circuit board for processing input data, which is electrically connected to the data input portion and is provided with a security unit that requires security; a tamper prevention conductive portion which is arranged between the casing and the circuit board and is electrically connected to the circuit board when the upper casing and the lower casing are assembled; and a control portion for denying access to data in the security unit based on a resistance value of the tamper prevention conductive portion. As a result, access to data in a secure region to which important data is saved is denied when the casing is forcibly opened, thereby effectively preventing important data from being leaked to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: BLUEBIRD INC.
    Inventors: Jang Won Lee, Jae In Ko, Chan Woong Park
  • Patent number: 9809348
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of containers is disclosed. The carton includes a plurality of panels. The plurality of panels includes a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. The carton includes a plurality of end flaps. Each end flap of the plurality of end flaps is respectively foldably connected to a respective panel of the plurality of panels for at least partially closing an end of the carton. The carton further includes a plurality of lines of weakening positioned in at least one portion of the carton. The at least one portion of the carton being selected from the group consisting of at least one panel of the plurality of panels and at least one end flap of the plurality of end flaps. The plurality of lines of weakening forms at least one texture in the exterior of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Smalley
  • Patent number: 9783335
    Abstract: A child-resistant package is disclosed comprising at least one locking tab, at least one locking slot, the at least one locking slot engaging with the at least one locking tab when the child-resistant package is in a locked position. The at least one locking tab comprising memory properties to allow the at least one locking tab to releasably engage with the at least one locking slot. The at least one locking tab further comprising a corrugated material having flutes oriented in a flute direction and the memory properties including the at least one locking tab returning to the locked position after being in an unlocked position in response to being bent against the flute direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Munson Whitman Everett
  • Patent number: 9663265
    Abstract: Containers, and sheets for forming containers, having bottom locking features, and related methods. In some embodiments, two opposing bottom panels of a sheet may be configured to define at least a portion of a bottom wall of a container. One such bottom panel may comprise a locking tab and the other such bottom panel may comprise a locking aperture configured to receive the locking tab. In a finished configuration, the locking tab may extend at least substantially parallel to the bottom panels within the locking aperture, and the locking tab and locking aperture may be spaced apart from the side walls of the container in the finished configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: INTERPLAST GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventor: David Olds
  • Patent number: 9645234
    Abstract: Systems and methods for ranging in indoor environment that are accurate and that are substantially undisturbed by multipath interference. The method includes illuminating a sensor tag with electromagnetic radiation generated from a transceiver; the transceiver are being located a distance away from the sensor tag; the sensor tag comprising at least one nonlinear transmission line (NLTL) for broadband harmonic generation, receiving backscattered electromagnetic radiation from the at least one NLTL at three or more locations; coordinates of the three or more locations being known, obtaining from the phase and magnitude outputs at a second harmonic and at least one sub harmonic of second harmonic, a distance from the sensor tag to each of the three or more locations and trilaterating a location of the sensor tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Edwin C. Khan, Yunfei Ma
  • Patent number: 9515216
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to the detection of semiconductor tampering with a light-sensitive circuit. A tamper detection device for an integrated circuit includes a light-sensitive circuit disposed within a package of an integrated circuit. The light-sensitive circuit closes in response to an exposure to a light source, indicating a tamper condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qing Cao, Shu-Jen Han, Li-Wen Hung
  • Patent number: 9481499
    Abstract: An electronic device is protected from unauthorized access by use of a security wrap which comprises at least a substrate, a security screen, a layer of adhesive and decoy pattern. The security screen is disposed over one side of the substrate and includes a pair of screen terminals and a conductive path between the pair of screen terminals. The layer of adhesive bonds the first side of the substrate to the electronic component with the security screen sandwiched there between. The decoy pattern is at least partially impervious to X-ray and overlays said security screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: JOHNSON ELECTRIC S.A.
    Inventors: Libing Zhang, Dominic John Ward
  • Patent number: 9428307
    Abstract: A flexible package and method for manufacturing thereof is provided. The flexible package includes a first layer of adhesive material disposed on an interior surface of the rear panel of the package. The adhesive material of the first layer includes at least one visual indicator formed by at least one area of predetermined shape that is more translucent than adjacent areas of the adhesive material of the first layer. A second layer of adhesive material is disposed on an interior surface of the front panel. The second layer of adhesive material is located opposite the first layer of adhesive material. When the flexible package is not completely sealed, the visual indicator in the adhesive material of the first layer is not visible through the adhesive material of the second layer. When the flexible package is sealed, the visual indicator is visible through the second layer of adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. Zerfas, Arthur A. Sagy
  • Patent number: 9309022
    Abstract: A package includes a box having an interior volume and a first pocket disposed at a first corner of the box. The first pocket includes a lip configured for a finger of a user to be inserted therein for removal of the package from a storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Nash, David Clarke
  • Patent number: 9033153
    Abstract: Tamper-evident package comprises a container, a primary cap, and a secondary cap. The container comprises a sidewall defining a chamber and a rim defining a mouth to the chamber. The primary cap is removably-attachable to the rim of the container to selectively close the mouth of the container. The secondary cap is positioned over the primary cap to prevent removal of the primary cap when positioned thereover. The secondary cap includes a single-use lock, such as a cable tie, to secure the secondary cap in position over the primary cap. The package thus provides evidence that someone has tampered with or attempted to tamper with the container if the single-use lock is removed or damaged. Method of using the tamper-evident package is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Abbvie Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph H. Lambalot, Arlene F. Limanek
  • Patent number: 8944312
    Abstract: A packing box includes a main body, an opening formed on one surface of the main body, left and right flaps extended from the left and right edges of the opening so as to cover the opening, a rear flap extended from the rear edge of the opening so as to be folded to the upper surfaces of the left and right flaps, an insertion flap extended from the front end of the rear flap so as to be inserted into an insertion hole, locking flaps extended from both sides of the insertion flap so as to maintain a closed state of the rear flap and unfolded to be supported by the left and right flaps after insertion of the locking flaps into the insertion hole, and fracture guide cutting lines formed at folded parts of the left and right flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Sik Won, Jung Il Shim
  • Patent number: 8944250
    Abstract: A reclosable package formed from a sheet having a layered structure formed on a first region of the outer surface proximate a top edge thereof, formed by a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) and a sealant coating covering the PSA. The sheet is folded about transverse fold lines and side seals are formed along the two side edges of the sheet, and a flap portion of the sheet overlaps the layered structure. Permanent seals are formed between the sealant coating of the layered structure and the flap portion. The first permanent seal has a higher bond strength than that between the sealant coating and the PSA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott William Huffer
  • Patent number: 8889205
    Abstract: A resealable package integrity closure includes a film layer forming a top of a container and a flap defining an access opening. A sealing panel completely covers the flap of the film layer. A releasable adhesive is provided on either or both the film layer and the sealing panel for adhering the sealing panel to the film layer. The sealing panel is releasable from the film layer by pulling the sealing panel back in a peeling direction and reclosable against the top to seal the access opening when the sealing panel is moved back against the top. A coating of transferable material is provided on either the sealing panel or on the film layer, which is transferable therebetween to provide a visual indication that the closure has been previously opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Gladys Odette Sierra-Gomez, Ron Exner, Olav Dagestad, Alexis Julian Gracia-Lugo
  • Patent number: 8870004
    Abstract: A pharmacy container comprises a bottle and a ring. The bottle includes a body defining a storage chamber, a neck extending away from the body and defining an opening opposite and providing access to the body, and a pair of opposed ledges each extending radially outwardly from the neck and spaced from the body. The neck includes threads extending around an outside surface of the neck, and the pair of opposed ledges are positioned between the body and the threads. The ring defines an interior wall, an exterior wall, and a pair of opposed indentations radially extending through the interior wall toward the exterior wall. The ring is positioned around the neck with the pair of opposed indentations positioned adjacent the pair of opposed ledges such that interaction between the pair of opposed indentations and the pair of opposed ledges maintains the ring in position relative to the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan P. McCoy, Stacy Abel, Matthew P. Franks, Adam D. Hoppus, Duane Sawyer, Gordon Beecroft, John Vassallo, Michael Makhlouf
  • Patent number: 8833553
    Abstract: A secure carrier assembly for media devices and media content. The assembly includes a carrier having a front panel, a rear panel, and an intermediate panel. At least one panel of the carrier comprises a durable polymeric material, such as a lens sheet assembly including a lens sheet, and an image layer. The carrier with lens sheet assembly provides enhanced security features, increased durability, and eye-catching features compared to traditional carrier or packaging assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Travel Tags, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Corey, Shelle B. Pascua
  • Patent number: 8821423
    Abstract: A compliance strapping includes a predetermined adjustability, tamper deterring and indicating strapping, adapted, in use, to form an encircling loop. The compliance strapping is passed around an object and for further security the strap can be threaded through lining material or through a wearable article or medical device. The free end of the elongate member is passed through the loop, which may be a D-loop sewn into the strapping, thus forming an encircling loop of strapping. The second end is brought around to close proximity with a region of the strapping which has been passed through the loop and the tamper indicating means fastened known as the self locking rivet to said region of the strapping. Thus the encircling loop cannot be broken because the region of the strapping with the self locking rivet fastened thereto cannot pass back through the D-loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Fastform Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Kevin Conlon, David Sheehan, Kerry Meehan
  • Patent number: 8757369
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container, in particular for moisture-sensitive goods, with a container body and a container cover which can be opened and closed, and with a transponder which is arranged in the container cover. The transponder is covered by at least a layer of a desiccant material and is therefore protected against moisture damage which could influence the electrical characteristics of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Airsec S.A.S.
    Inventor: Benoit Portier
  • Patent number: 8746455
    Abstract: A pill container includes: a container body defining a pill-storing space for storing pills therein and having a plurality of sides, top and bottom walls and a plurality of first side walls interconnecting the top and bottom walls, and disposed respectively at corresponding ones of the sides, each of the first side walls being formed with an access opening for access into the pill-storing space; a plurality of first doors connected to the first side walls for closing and opening the access openings in the first side walls, respectively; and a plurality of different first marks, each of which is provided on a respective one of the first side walls or a respective one of the first doors. The first marks respectively represent different times of a day for taking the pills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Le-Chi Chia, Le-Shin Chang
  • Patent number: 8746540
    Abstract: A box enclosing a chamber for carrying at least one object, such as a quantity of objects, is provided. The box comprises at least one wall, wherein said wall comprises a pair of overlapping flaps. The outer flap of said pair is adhesively attached to the inner flap of said pair to prevent access to the object(s) within the box. The outer flap is also arranged to release fragments without providing access to said objects if being tampered with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: McNeil AB
    Inventors: Lennart Hultberg, Lars Sonesson
  • Patent number: 8689995
    Abstract: Two embodiments of a molded plastic container/closure combination are described. Each can be structured to provide a child resistant opening feature and, optionally, a tamper-evident feature. In both embodiments, the closure has radially extending bayonets arranged around an outer skirt, which bayonets can be rotated into a position underlying semi-annular ribs in a beam molded integrally with the sidewall of the container. Rotation of the closure in the unlocking direction is opposed by a structure which requires depression of a release tab downwardly. In one embodiment, depression of the release tab requires that a frangible element first be fractured and removed from the container sidewall. In the second embodiment, depressing the release tab is made possible by a living hinge formed on one side of the release tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Letica Corporation
    Inventors: Anton Letica, II, John R. Selina
  • Patent number: 8616215
    Abstract: A container holds at least one surgical implement, has a lock mechanism, and has a signature label that impedes access to the surgical implement until the correct surgical site is confirmed. A method of using the container includes the steps of confirming the correct surgical site, signing the label and removing it from the container, placing the label in the medical record, unlocking the container, removing the implement, and beginning the surgery, wherein the surgical team is forced to pause to confirm the correct surgical site before starting the surgery. Preferably, the container top may be removed and placed between the surgeon and surgical technician to define a no-hands “neutral zone” to avoid being stuck by the sharps. Also, the container preferably includes compartments for storing used sharps and/or a local anesthetic-loaded syringe, and the top may be replaced and secured for safely disposing of the sharps after the surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: StartBox, LLC
    Inventors: Kaveh Khajavi, James D. Griffin