Adhesive Patents (Class 206/813)
  • Patent number: 10598240
    Abstract: A thermosetting resin composition includes a lignin derived from a lignocellulose, a lignocellulose fiber derived from the lignocellulose, and a thermosetting resin. In the thermosetting resin composition, the lignin derived from the lignocellulose and the lignocellulose fiber derived from the lignocellulose are dispersed in the thermosetting resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Motoki Kuroe
  • Patent number: 10576898
    Abstract: A portable transport container includes at least one base panel and at least four side panels which are connected to one another with pivotable connections in order to enable a movement of the transport container at least between an open use position and a closed storage position. The at least one base panel and the four side panels are composed primarily of plastic. A plurality of reinforcing elements comprising plastic film are provided which are connected in a firmly bonded manner at least in sections contiguously near to the surface either to the base panel or to one of the four side panels. A transport container holder system of a vehicle includes at least one such portable transport container and a trunk floor and/or a backseat bench of the vehicle, in which at least one open cavity for accommodating one of the portable transport containers is provided for each of the portable transport containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Baranowski, Maik Broda, Julius Maximilian Engelke, Marcel Mathissen
  • Patent number: 10543968
    Abstract: A low profile, wrappable spacer and method for maintaining a pair of elongate members in fixed, spaced relation to one another is provided. The wrappable spacer includes a flexible elongate body having oppositely facing inner and outer faces extending along laterally spaced, lengthwise extending edges between opposite ends. The inner face has an adhesive surface. At least one member extends between the edges transversely to the lengthwise extending edges. The member extends outwardly from the adhesive surface, wherein the adhesive surface is configured for adhesion to at least one of the member, the elongate members or the outer face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventors: Marc Lairie, Jean-Rene Chesnais
  • Patent number: 10406838
    Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus includes a print head configured to perform a print operation, the print head having an ejection opening surface on which a plurality of ejection openings for ejecting ink are arrayed along a width direction, and a moving unit configured to move the print head between a printing position, in which the print operation is performed, and a standby position, in which the print operation is not performed. The moving unit moves the print head between the printing position and the standby position by simultaneously performing rotational movement, in which the print head is rotated around a rotation axis that is parallel to the width direction, and linear movement in the gravitational direction, of the print head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuyo Ohashi, Yasuyuki Takanaka, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Seiji Ogasawara, Noriko Sato, Akira Kida, Noboru Shimoyama
  • Patent number: 10328670
    Abstract: Security tapes are disclosed that include a first substrate having a first major surface covered with a first PSA, a plurality of discrete pieces of second substrate laminated to the first major surface of the first substrate by the first PSA, and a second PSA applied to each of the plurality of discrete pieces of second substrate on a first surface opposite the first substrate. The first substrate is continuous in both the machine and transverse directions. Each discrete piece of second substrate has a length oriented in the transverse direction and may be spaced a distance apart, in the machine direction, from each adjacent piece of second substrate. The first adhesion of the first PSA for each of the discrete pieces of second substrate is less than a second adhesion of the second PSA for a packaging material or packaging carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Intertape Polymer Corp.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Singh, Ronald J. Horwitz, John K. Tynan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10221616
    Abstract: Disclosed is a magnetically mountable seal, and method of use thereof. The seal is capable of sealing a gap between a door, and either its frame or a second door. The magnetically mountable seal comprises a magnetic portion, magnetically attached to a surface; and a seal portion secured to the magnetic portion. The method of use comprises the steps of: (a) magnetically attaching the magnetic portion to one of the first door, its frame, and the second door; and (b) securing the sealing portion so that the sealing portion covers the gap when the first door is in a closed position and does not interfere with the functionality of the first door when the first door is in an open position. Improved energy efficiency around the gap reduces energy consumption. The sealing portion can be a thermal barrier, acoustic barrier, hermetic, odor barrier, contagion barrier, and fire barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: 9519785 CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Patrick Gravel
  • Patent number: 10035645
    Abstract: The present invention is a product and method for conveniently cleaning a single cup brewing machine's pod/cup canister. The present invention is also an improved pod/cup that reduces the chance for over pressurization and unwanted explosions during the brewing process. The pod/cup according to the invention is designed in the same general shape and configuration as a pod/cup intended to be used in the machine with a plurality of apertures in the side of the pod. This invention also includes an improved machine canister with a plurality of piercing pins. Still further, the invention includes a new cup puncture device with puncture pins or blades that can be used on the pod prior to insertion into the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Otto Schroeder, Annette Gucciardo
  • Bin
    Patent number: 9988210
    Abstract: A bin for receiving or storing one or more items. The bin includes a wall having an upper end and a lower end, and a bottom extending along the lower end of the wall. The wall and the bottom cooperate to define a chamber for receiving or storing one or more items. The bin also includes mouth at the upper end of the wall that is in communication with the chamber. The bin further includes a rim extending around a periphery of the mouth. The bin also includes content information on at least a portion of an exterior surface of the rim that is configured to identify the one or more items the bin is intended to receive or store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas K. Buck
  • Patent number: 9943151
    Abstract: Systems and methods are involved with but are not limited to: a first case portion including a first interior portion, the first interior portion including a first layer, a support member, and a plurality of first protrusions, the support member pivotally coupled with the first layer to allow for pivotal movement of the support member about the first layer, the plurality of first protrusions coupled to the support member and extending therefrom, the plurality of first protrusions configured to affixedly engage with one or more smooth surface portions of a rear side portion of a portable device display assembly. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER SQUARE BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy John Fenton, Gary Allen Ashley
  • Patent number: 9926120
    Abstract: A collection of stackable articles is disclosed. Each stackable article of the collection of stackable articles has a bottom, at least one sidewall, and a top. The collection of stackable articles comprises a supporting medium, a first slip sheet disposed upon a surface of the supporting medium, and a first plurality of the stackable articles arranged in a first layer upon the first slip sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Steven Dan Dapper, Gustav André Mellin, Paul Dennis Trokhan
  • Patent number: 9889984
    Abstract: A corrugated container for shipping a glass sheet, such as an automotive windshield, is disclosed. The container includes one or more support braces for contacting a first side of the glass sheet and one or more braces for contacting the opposing second side of the glass sheet. Suction cups can be connected to the braces. A cross-brace, generally perpendicular to the other support braces, can be provided for added protection and support of the glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Menasha Corporation
    Inventor: Richard B. McDowell
  • Patent number: 9878529
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disposable container for holding food or for decorative purposes. The disposable container has a surface with an adhesive layer to removably detach the disposable container from the surface of another disposable container, to form a stacked configuration with multiple disposable containers. The disposable container can also contain a fragrance or non-toxic insect repellent on a surface or in the adhesive layer, which can release the fragrance or non-toxic insect repellent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Charlotte Arce
  • Patent number: 9839488
    Abstract: A disposable bag for maintaining sterility of a medical instrument having a detection mechanism and cable extending from the detection mechanism, wherein the bag comprises: a pair of flexible sheets comprised of a polymeric material, the pair of sheets being arranged in parallel to each other and sealed along opposing lateral sides that extend longitudinally from a top end to a bottom end, the cable having a selected length such that upon insertion of the detection mechanism through the enclosed interior chamber of the bag, the cable extends longitudinally through the open bottom end, the bag being adapted to be attached to at least a portion of the cable that extends from the detection mechanism downstream toward the open bottom end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Richard Ma
  • Patent number: 9688890
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising at least one aqueous dispersion of a copolymer of the styrene-(meth)acrylic/(meth)acrylate type, at least one filler, and a particular thickening system, as well as the use of such a composition as a fixing glue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: BOSTIK SA
    Inventor: Virginie Cagan
  • Patent number: 9598213
    Abstract: A collection of articles is disclosed. Each article can be generally provided as a parallelepiped container having a bottom, sidewalls, and a top. The collection of articles comprises a supporting medium, a first slip sheet disposed upon a surface of the supporting medium, and a first plurality of the parallelepiped containers arranged in a first layer upon the first slip sheet. Each parallelepiped container of the first plurality of parallelepiped containers is disposed adjacent each other to define a first space therebetween. A first portion of the first sidewall of the first parallelepiped container disposed within the first space is bonded to a first portion of the first sidewall of the second parallelepiped container disposed within the first space when the first parallelepiped container and the second parallelepiped container are placed into contacting engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Steven Dan Dapper, Gustav André Mellin, Paul Dennis Trokhan
  • Patent number: 9602640
    Abstract: The adhesive hooks for releasably securing an earpiece to a mobile phone includes a set of self-adhering hooks that are each configured to selectively secure an earpiece to a mobile phone or smart phone when said earpiece is not in use. The set of self-adhering hooks are each further defined with a first hoop member and a second locking hoop member. Both the first hoop member and the second locking hoop member are affixed to a base. The base is further defined with an outer surface that includes a layer of adhesive thereon. The second locking hoop member is selectively secured to the first hoop member in order to secure said earpiece to the smart phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Donald Matt Ham
  • Patent number: 9550613
    Abstract: A collection of articles is disclosed. The collection of articles has a supporting medium and a first plurality of parallelepiped containers arranged in a first layer upon the supporting medium. Each parallelepiped container of the first plurality of parallelepiped containers is disposed adjacent each other to define a first space therebetween. A first portion of the first sidewall of the first parallelepiped container disposed within the first space is bonded to a first portion of the first sidewall of the second parallelepiped container disposed within the first space when the first parallelepiped container and the second parallelepiped container are in contacting engagement. A top of a third parallelepiped container of the first plurality of parallelepiped containers is bonded to a bottom of a third parallelepiped container of the second plurality of parallelepiped containers at least partially coextensive thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Gustav André Mellin
  • Patent number: 9404021
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a pressure sensitive adhesive waxed cloth tape comprising a fabric substrate having an adhesive layer infused on one surface and a wax layer infused on an opposing second surface, the wax layer including a tackifier resin. The pressure sensitive adhesive waxed cloth tape may be used to prevent buildup of snow and ice on a hockey stick blade during exposure to moisture, cold temperatures, snow, ice, and other harsh conditions. The tape will easily adhere to itself when in a rolled position prior to use or when overlapped on the stick blade while in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Hayden Poudrier
  • 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: 8851290
    Abstract: A disposable container for a cosmetics preparation or the like has a generally cylindrical body defining a reservoir for retaining the contents of the container, a base and a cap. The base has a bottom surface. At least one member extends radially from the bottom surface of the base. A layer of adhesive is provided on the bottom surface of the base, but not on the under surface of the radially extending member. A removable protective layer is situated over the adhesive layer. The protective layer has a radially extending portion aligned with the member radially extending from the base. The radially extending base member increases the stability of the container, facilitates removal of the cap from the container body and provides for easy removal of the protective sticker from the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Intenze Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Mario Barth
  • Patent number: 8763890
    Abstract: A reclosable package for a plurality of products is described herein. The reclosable package includes an adhesive-based fastener that utilizes a low tack adhesive and pivotably connected first and second compartments, each compartment configured to receive the plurality of products therein. The adhesive-based fastener includes opposing portions of resealable adhesive on interior surfaces of the first and second compartments respectively, so that the interior surfaces can be pivoted together to close the reclosable package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Kerri Kim Clark, Panagiotis Kinigakis, Kenneth C. Pokusa, Paul Anthony Zerfas, Jeffrey James Boyce, Michael Clingerman, Colleen Marie Henry, David Chris Masterson, Vincent Daniel McGinniss
  • Patent number: 8750956
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus, in several embodiments, for providing protection in workplaces in which workers can be exposed to diseases and other contaminations from skin abrasions or punctures by contaminated objects. In its primary application it provides such protection at skin surfaces of healthcare patients into which needle electrodes have been inserted and, under certain conditions, can emerge. This bio-hazard occurs most often during patient-positioning when patients are unconscious due to anesthesia or other reasons. Protection is supplied in the first embodiment by a puncture-resistant head-covering; in the second by a pad that covers and secures needle electrodes, and; in a third as a tissue-penetrating, less hazardous stick-on electrode. The latter two embodiments have pressure-sensitive-adhesive coatings for adhesion to a patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Edward Allen Riess, Carroll E. Weller
  • Patent number: 8733582
    Abstract: A cup (22) includes a base (26) and a wall (30) with an integral straw (36). A lid (24) includes a flange (52) for mating with the cup (22) to establish an assembled position of the drinking assembly (20). The lid (24) defines an orifice (66) aligned with the integral straw (36) in the assembled position, and a flexible straw (68) is disposed within the orifice (66). The flexible straw (68) has a nipple portion (70) extending to an inlet end (72) disposed in abutting relationship with the integral straw (36) in the assembled position to establish a compression fit between the flexible straw (68) and the integral straw (36). The lid (24) is also stackable with identical lids (24) and includes a cavity (60) extending between first and second ends (62, 64). The orifice (66) is disposed about one of the ends (64) and the cavity (60) has an open portion (90) disposed about the other of the ends (62) for receiving a nipple portion (70) of the identical lid (24) being stacked in alternating relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventors: David Fioritto, Domenic Belcastro
  • Patent number: 8622206
    Abstract: Improved peel-to-open packages including sachets, pouches, and the like are disclosed. The packages are made of substrate layers removably adhered together using an adhesive pattern of seal(s) that are characterized by peel forces. The adhesive pattern is designed to provide for controlled opening of the packages, in some embodiments to a predetermined stopping point, such that any product(s) contained therein are presented to the consumer for removal. Further design features include, but are not limited to, offset tabs, textures, color variations and text, which may further provide for easy, intuitive opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christopher Miles Miller, Randy Joseph Lakes, Matthew Joshua Brewer, Barbara Ann Cappel
  • Patent number: 8403172
    Abstract: A collapsible straw assembly. A first component includes a beverage container having a recess formed therein. A second component includes a collapsible straw having a collapsed configuration and expanded configuration. The straw is disposed in the recess when in collapsed configuration and is ready for use in expanded configuration. A third component includes a protective liner disposed in overlying relation to the straw in collapsed configuration. The liner has an outer surface containing protective materials and an inner surface containing sanitizing materials. Adhesives may be disposed on the surface of the recess and on the inner surface of the liner. When in the collapsed configuration, the inner end of the straw can be attached to the container, and the outer end of the straw can be attached to the liner. This allows simultaneous expansion of the straw when the liner is removed to expose the straw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Florida A&M University
    Inventors: Malcom Kelley, Nordian Brown, Leitoya Snelling
  • Patent number: 8132673
    Abstract: An improved continuous adhesive backed carrier tape which eliminates the need for a lift pin to assist in removing components from the compartments in the carrier tape within which the components are adhesively retained. The improvements are achieved by utilizing a strip of continuous length containing a low tack adhesive coating within the central portion of the plastic strip located to underlie the entire bottom of each carrier tape compartment when the strip is affixed there to by either aggressive adhesive rails or by mechanical means, such as ultra sonic bonding. The unique feature is to affix low tack adhesive means underneath the compartment area of the carrier tape, sufficient to retain small, lightweight components yet an adhesion level that is low enough to enable the component to be removed using conventional vacuum pick tools without lift pin assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Charles Gutentag
  • Patent number: 7981234
    Abstract: Easy starting rolls of perforated tissue product which have a reduced tendency to ply separate are formed with an adhesively secured doubled over tail tab folded against the roll. The strength and location of the bonds are controlled by controlling the penetration of the adhesive into the tissue. The dry tensile strength of the projecting folded over tail tab exceeds 400 g/in and the caliper thereof exceeds one mil. The adhesive bonds are spaced away from lines of perforation joining sheets in the initial sheets of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Teresa M. Redmann, Richard D. Huss, Brian J. Schuh, Terry P. Witkowski
  • Patent number: 7971718
    Abstract: A package assembly includes individual elongate consumable products. The package assembly includes a plurality of products arranged in a side-by-side array. The package housing supports the array of products. The package housing includes a back wall and a foldable front wall. The front wall includes an adhesive location therealong for releaseably adhesively retaining the array of products in the package housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventor: Allen Sydney Aldridge
  • Patent number: 7967933
    Abstract: Easy starting rolls of perforated tissue product which have a reduced tendency to ply separate are formed with an adhesively secured doubled over tail tab folded against the roll. The strength and location of the bonds are controlled by controlling the penetration of the adhesive into the tissue. The dry tensile strength of the projecting folded over tail tab exceeds 400 g/in and the caliper thereof exceeds one mil The adhesive bonds are spaced away from lines of perforation joining sheets in the initial sheets of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Teresa M. Redmann, Richard D. Huss, Brian J. Schuh, Terry P. Witkowski
  • Patent number: 7963395
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a connecting element adapted to temporarily holding together a plurality of articles, the connecting element comprising a base member provided with a first adhesion area adapted to hold a first secondary article to said base member and a second adhesion area adapted to hold a second secondary article to said base member, wherein the adhesion areas comprise an electrically weakable adhesive. Also disclosed is a package and an article being provided with adhesion areas comprising an electrically weakable adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Stora Enso AB
    Inventor: Lars Sandberg
  • Patent number: 7811648
    Abstract: Easy starting rolls of perforated tissue product which have a reduced tendency to ply separate are formed with an adhesively secured doubled over tail tab folded against the roll. The strength and location of the bonds are controlled by controlling the penetration of the adhesive into the tissue. The dry tensile strength of the projecting folded over tail tab exceeds 400 g/3? and the caliper thereof exceeds one mil The adhesive bonds are spaced away from lines of perforation joining sheets in the initial sheets of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Teresa M. Redmann, Richard D. Huss, Brian J. Schuh, Terry P. Witkowski
  • Patent number: 7803442
    Abstract: Easy starting rolls of perforated tissue product which have a reduced tendency to ply separate are formed with an adhesively secured doubled over tail tab folded against the roll. The strength and location of the bonds are controlled by controlling the penetration of the adhesive into the tissue. The dry tensile strength of the projecting folded over tail tab exceeds 400 g/in and the caliper thereof exceeds one mil The adhesive bonds are spaced away from lines of perforation joining sheets in the initial sheets of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Inventors: Teresa M. Redmann, Richard D. Huss, Brian J. Schuh, Terry P. Witkowski
  • Patent number: 7799402
    Abstract: Easy starting rolls of perforated tissue product which have a reduced tendency to ply separate are formed with an adhesively secured doubled over tail tab folded against the roll. The strength and location of the bonds are controlled by controlling the penetration of the adhesive into the tissue. The dry tensile strength of the projecting folded over tail tab exceeds 400 g/in and the caliper thereof exceeds one mil The adhesive bonds are spaced away from lines of perforation joining sheets in the initial sheets of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Teresa M. Redmann, Richard D. Huss, Brian J. Schuh, Terry P. Witkowski
  • Patent number: 7793786
    Abstract: Systems; articles of manufacture, and methods to coat vehicular plastics with an epoxy are disclosed. Embodiments of the invention provide an extremely durable epoxy coating on various plastic parts of a vehicle. One embodiment includes a system that may be used to remove damaged plastic and any existing hard coat material, such as silicone, from the surface of a vehicular plastic. Such embodiments may also include the epoxy coating and tools necessary for applying the epoxy. Another embodiment discloses a process for preparing and sealing a vehicular plastic with an epoxy coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Richard E. Shadwell
  • Patent number: 7789236
    Abstract: A stick-on, flexible peel and seal, wet wipes package includes a flexible package body having a front surface, a rear surface and an internal space sized to contain a plurality of removable wet wipes. An elongated opening extends through the package body to the internal space for accessing and permitting dispensing of the removable wet wipes. A substantially self-closing, resealable label flap is positioned on the front surface of the package body to cover the opening formed therein. The label flap has a bottom surface provided with a sealing adhesive that creates a seal entirely around the periphery of the opening and permits repeated application and removal of the label flap relative to the package body. The label flap further has a starting tab non-adhesively positionable in contact with the front surface of the package body. An adhesive layer structure is provided on the rear surface of the package body for adhering the package body to a support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Starliner, LLC
    Inventor: Mark H. Burgess
  • Patent number: 7780005
    Abstract: A vacuum release device is provided for temporarily immobilizing objects, the device comprising: a substrate; a plurality of vacuum release subunits which can be operated independent of each other, each vacuum release subunit comprising an adhesive layer over a surface of the substrate; and a spacing material positioned between the substrate and the adhesive layer so as to form a chamber within which a vacuum may be formed, application of the vacuum causing the adhesive layer to recess toward the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Delphon Industries LLC
    Inventors: Claudia Leigh Allison, Darby Allen Davis, Philip John Haseltine
  • Patent number: 7703604
    Abstract: A package for storing and/or shipping discs has at least one section with a first panel, a second panel and at least one intermediate panel, the intermediate panel being positioned between the first panel and the second panel, where the first and second panels each include at least one opening for receiving a disc and the intermediate panel is solid in at least the area between the first and second panels below the openings where the discs are inserted. The package includes a fastener between the second panel and the intermediate panel positioned above the disc receiving opening on the second panel and a fastener between the first panel and the intermediate panel at a terminal edge of the first panel above the disc receiving opening on the first panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventors: Ken Golden, Andrew Napolitane
  • Patent number: 7600641
    Abstract: A stick-on, flexible peel and seal, wet wipes package includes a flexible package body having a front surface, a rear surface and an internal space sized to contain a plurality of removable wet wipes. An elongated opening extends through the package body to the internal space for accessing and permitting dispensing of the removable wet wipes. A substantially self-closing, resealable label flap is positioned on the front surface of the package body to cover the opening formed therein. The label flap has a bottom surface provided with a sealing adhesive that creates a seal entirely around the periphery of the opening and permits repeated application and removal of the label flap relative to the package body. The label flap further has a starting tab non-adhesively positionable in contact with the front surface of the package body. An adhesive layer structure is provided on the rear surface of the package body for adhering the package body to a support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Inventor: Mark H. Burgess
  • Patent number: 7584853
    Abstract: The present invention is an electronic component series, comprising a carrier tape which has a plurality of storage recesses cyclically arranged along the longitudinal direction, electronic components to be stored in the plurality of storage recesses, a cover tape established to cover the plurality of storage recesses of the carrier tape, and a pair of adhesive regions which adhere to the carrier tape and to the cover tape, and extend along the longitudinal direction of the carrier tape so as to enclose the plurality of storage recesses from both sides, wherein the adhesive width of the pair of adhesive regions is cyclically increased in size corresponding to the storage recesses respectively. With this electronic component series, the difference in the peel strength of the cover tape between the first adhesive regions and the second adhesive regions can be sufficiently reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Akitoshi Yoshii, Taisuke Ahiko, Tooru Suda, Tsuyoshi Takashima, Yasushi Izumibe
  • Patent number: 7569008
    Abstract: A gum packaging design that utilizes two separate compartments, an upper compartment and a lower compartment. Each of the compartments may be formed from a separate paperboard blank. The blanks are folded to form the compartments and then the lower compartment is adhered to the upper compartment in a fashion that allows the lower compartment to be later separated therefrom by tearing along a perforation after the lower compartment is emptied. A cover flap on the upper compartment can be used to hold the package in a compact, closed position by folding the compartments to face each other and tucking an end into a receiving slot formed in the back panel of the lower compartment. Once the lower compartment is separated from the upper compartment, the same cover flap can be used to close the remaining package by tucking the same end of the cover flap into a receiving slot formed in a front panel of the upper compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Cadbury Adams USA LLC
    Inventors: Allen S. Aldridge, Paul K. Bowers, Dan Devine, Christopher J. Feltman, Frank Schiro
  • Patent number: 7464815
    Abstract: A flexible package comprises first and second flexible layers having substrates with groups of longitudinal spaced-apart adhesive strips disposed thereupon. The groups of adhesive strips are generally aligned with each other and joined together to form a plurality of generally monolithic longitudinal spaced-apart seal strips. A first transverse heat seal is formed along a first edge defined by the first and second flexible layers. A second transverse heat seal is formed along a second, opposing edge defined by the first and second flexible layers. At least one series of longitudinal perforations bisect at least one seal strip, and at least one series of transverse perforations are oriented generally parallel to and proximate one of the first and second heat seal. One or more objects are detachably and releasably contained by the package, the objects being disposed between the first and second flexible layers and located between the seal strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Crescent Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Frank A. Wojcik
  • Patent number: 7395927
    Abstract: A method for sticking, a container, a pocket tape, a method for the production of a pocket tape, a device for the production of a pocket tape, a method for the production of an adhesive tape, an adhesive tape and a device for the production of an adhesive tape, regarding sticking a pocket into a container to receive an article, through use of adhesive in adhesive zones that are spaced from one another by non-adhesive zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignees: Deutsche Sisi-Werke GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG, Pioflex Kunststoff In Form GmbH & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Wild, Eberhard Kraft, Klaus Hagle, Berthold Willi
  • Patent number: 7392905
    Abstract: A temporary packaging method and a resultant package are provided for comprising temporarily bonding containers on a flat base member to stabilize the containers for further packaging, the method comprising the steps of providing a base member, providing containers, temporarily bonding the containers to the base member with a hot melt adhesive, advancing the base member with containers through the packaging or handling system so that further processing of the containers may optionally be effected, encapsulating the base member and bonded containers with a plastic shrink film to complete the package, followed by release of the containers from the bond to base member within minutes after shrink wrapping, with the adhesive remaining bonded to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Delkor Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Dale C. Andersen, Donald J. Lasecke
  • Patent number: 7353953
    Abstract: Packaged fluid receptacles include: a plurality of fluid receptacles arranged one next to the other to form a composite structure having a top surface, bottom surface and end walls at a first end and a second end and having a longitudinal axis which extends through the end walls; and a removable support which contacts at least the top surface, bottom surface and end walls, the removable support including an attachment for applying a force to remove the support, preferably in a direction along the longitudinal axis. In a preferred embodiment, the support is one-piece and has a single attachment. Preferably, the packaged fluid receptacles are cuvettes usable in a clinical analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Davis Freeman, III, Robert Novick, Bradley P. Smith
  • Patent number: 7344024
    Abstract: In the case of a (soft) pack for cigarettes, the blank (10) made of paper or similar material is provided, adjacent to an end wall (16), with a multi-layered folding strip (21) running all the way round. In order that inner layers can be connected to outer, covering layers via glue—spot of glue (20)—a round cutout (29) made by punching is provided, the spot of glue (20) being positioned in the region of said cutout. A special feature is constituted by the production of blanks (10) for such a pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Jürgen Focke, legal representative, Hans-Jürgen Bretthauer, Henry Buse, Heinz Focke
  • Patent number: 7325686
    Abstract: A package assembly includes individual elongate consumable products. The package assembly includes a plurality of products arranged in a side-by-side array. The package housing supports the array of products. The package housing includes a back wall and a foldable front wall. The front wall includes an adhesive location therealong for releaseably adhesively retaining the array of products in the package housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Cadbury Adams USA LLC
    Inventor: Allen Sydney Aldridge
  • Patent number: 7325675
    Abstract: A mirror wipe assembly for use in particular by dentists consists of an absorbent strip of material on a backing strip saturated with a defogging substance for transfer to the surface of the mirror used by such dentist to look within the mouth of a patient, by wiping the saturated absorbent strip across the mirror's surface. A single absorbent strip with its backing strip are enclosed within the impervious sealed pocket of a metalized flexible sheet pouch that is impervious to penetration by liquid or gaseous materials. The pouch may be opened for entrance to the pouch by pulling apart or by cutting. The pouch includes an adhesive strip with a peel off cover strip on the back of the pouch for the dentist or other user to adhere the pouch to a convenient location while working on a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Inventor: Douglas R. Halkyard
  • Patent number: 7228968
    Abstract: A stick-on, flexible peel and seal, wet wipes package includes a flexible package body having a front surface, a rear surface, and an internal space sized to contain a plurality of removable wet wipes. An elongated opening extends through the package body to the internal space for accessing and permitting dispensing of the removable wet wipes. A substantially self-closing, resealable label flap is positioned on the front surface of the package body to cover the opening formed therein. The label flap has a bottom surface provided with a sealing adhesive that creates a seal entirely around the periphery of the opening and permits repeated application and removal of the label flap relative to the package body. The label flap further has a starting tab non-adhesively positionable in contact with the front surface of the package body. An adhesive layer structure is provided on the rear surface of the package body for adhering the package body to a support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Starliner, LLC
    Inventor: Mark H. Burgess
  • Patent number: 7208209
    Abstract: The invention teaches a container formed from a synthetic substrate. The synthetic substrate is substantially tear resistant and includes polyethylene and inorganic minerals. The synthetic substrate is cut and scored to form a container blank of desired shapes and sizes. At least some portion of the container blank is coated with an adhesive. The container blank is folded and or otherwise manipulated so that at least some portion of the container blank is secured to another surface of the container blank to form a partially closed container with at least one opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Meadwestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Parrotta, Robert Larry Flowers
  • Patent number: 7195117
    Abstract: A soap holding device, besides fixedly holding a cake of soap, allows it to dry rapidly by draining off the water, thus obviating the possibility of a portion of the soap cake getting soft due to contact with moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Inventor: Jean Vitye