Separable, Striplike Plural Articles Patents (Class 206/820)
  • Patent number: 10661544
    Abstract: An application method of applying a film F having a main portion 71, an extended portion 72 connected to a first end 71x of the main portion 71, and an extended portion 73 connected to a second end 71y opposing the first end 71x in the main portion 71 to a base material by an application device having an application mechanism, including the steps of: pressing the extended portion 72 using the application mechanism; applying the main portion 71 to the base material by moving the application mechanism that presses the extended portion 72 from the extended portion 72 to the extended portion 73 via the main portion 71; and stopping the application mechanism moved to the extended portion 73 and separating the application mechanism from the extended portion 73.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Masayuki Kubota, Taishi Tokunaga, Takayoshi Fujino, Katsunori Sakai, Hiroki Wakamatsu
  • Patent number: 10479000
    Abstract: According to the method for manufacturing a sample storage device and to the sample storage device of the present invention, a pattern forming mold having an engraved pattern part on the upper surface thereof is used to form a charging chamber sidewall on a first light-transmitting substrate, and a second light-transmitting substrate is adhered to the first light-transmitting substrate where the charging chamber sidewall is formed, and thus the sample storage device can be conveniently manufactured in large quantities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Seung Kook Yu
  • Patent number: 10472104
    Abstract: A method of fabricating coffee pods at a point of sale location using a coffee pod dispensing device with shell less, expandable coffee pods. The fabrication is initiated by tactile input from a control panel that determines the parameters of the coffee pods to be fabricated and generates the operational signals for the dispensing device. Fabrication there after progresses sequentially through a series of operations that involves the loading of the coffee pods onto a pod advancing means which then takes the coffee pods through the steps of expansion, filling, sealing and delivery. To accomplish this the pods are compressible pods arranged in a linear array that allows for pleated or stacked storage in a pod loading means within the device's enclosure, as well as continuous feed capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Kurt Allen Jenkins, Edward Francis Burress, Darryl Ingvard Jensen, James Bernard Jensen, Eugene J. Wallace
  • Patent number: 10457431
    Abstract: A point of sale coffee pod dispensing device for use with shell less, expandable coffee pods. The compressible pods are arranged in a linear array that allows for pleated or stacked storage in a pod loading means within the device's enclosure, as well as continuous feed capabilities. The pod advancing means moves the pods from a pod loading station to the pod delivery station, there between sequentially passing through stations for pod expanding, coffee filling, and sealing. An operating system allows input of signals for the operation of the device based on tactile input from a control panel on the device's housing that determines the parameters of the coffee pods to be fabricated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Darryl Ingvard Jensen, Edward Francis Burress, Kurt Allen Jenkins, James Bernard Jensen
  • Patent number: 10449012
    Abstract: A device for the transportation and temporary storage of a medical instrument including an instrument bag material substantially impermeable to bodily fluids, the bag having a bag opening. A label has a first portion adhered to an external surface of the bag adjacent to the bag opening and has a second portion disposed beyond the bag opening and which has a lower surface at least part of which is adhesive. The first portion of the label includes a pocket for receiving a sachet or data carrier. The second portion of the label includes a tamper-evident portion which exhibits a first visual appearance when first adhered to a surface of the bag, and which exhibits a second visual appearance after it has been adhered to and then removed from a surface of the bag, and subsequently adhered to the same surface of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TRISTEL PLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Alexander Martin, Julija Shabanova, Esther Jansen
  • Patent number: 10399757
    Abstract: A packet includes a front panel and a back panel defining an internal volume therebetween. The front panel and the back panel include a first edge having a plurality of first recesses formed therein. A nozzle provides a path of fluid communication from the internal volume, through the first edge, to an exterior of the packet. A consumer product is disposed within the internal volume. A cap is configured to prevent the consumer product from flowing from the internal volume, through the nozzle, and to the exterior of the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Frank Hom
  • Patent number: 10358260
    Abstract: The present invention relates to container comprising at least two compartments (2a, 2b), each compartment comprising a base (3a, 3b) and one more walls (4a, 4b) extending from the base, wherein the compartments are detachable from each other along a breakline (9) comprising a plurality of recesses (6). The present invention also relates to a method for producing the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: LINPAC PACKAGING LIMITED
    Inventors: Alan Davey, Ben Elkington, James Thomas Philip Rowson
  • Patent number: 10288100
    Abstract: A panel support clip including a frame having a first engagement surface and at least one fastener retention feature, and a plurality of fingers each having a second engagement surface and a panel support surface opposite the second engagement surface, each of the plurality of fingers extends from the frame so that the second engagement surface opposes the first engagement surface to form a channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: John C. Osborne
  • Patent number: 10144569
    Abstract: A lotion container includes a press-sealed outer edge that defines a cavity that stores an amount of lotion sufficient for a single application; a pair of notches that define a removable section of the lotion container, wherein at least one notch severs a portion of the press-sealed outer edge such that the lotion is able to be dispensed from the cavity if the removable section is separated from the lotion container, and a hole that passes through a section of the press-sealed outer edge. A container that stores and dispenses lotion includes a cavity that stores an amount of lotion sufficient for a single application; an integrated applicator spout extending out from the cavity; and a removable section that allows stored lotion to be dispensed through the applicator spout. A lotion kit includes multiple single-use lotion containers; and a fastener able to be coupled to the single-use lotion containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Session Savers Sunscreen LLC
    Inventor: John David Burton
  • Patent number: 10111473
    Abstract: A kit, for the construction of a single-use brassiere, including a first shaped form for removable-adhesion to a breast, and a second shaped form for at least partial adhesion to the first shaped form. At least a portion of the top surface of the first shaped form includes an overlap region for receiving a layering portion of the second shaped form thereover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Nina Kratsa
  • Patent number: 10094513
    Abstract: The quick release bite mount comprises a quick release coupler portion and a malleable overmold that allows a user to bite down on the mount when a user holds the mount with a mouth. The overmold part of the mount can be a material such as rubber, plastic, or gel based structure. The overmold has an outer ridge that can hang from teeth of a user, allowing the user to relax their jaw during use. The plastic part of the mount has a thin, flexible area that the rubber part is overmolded over. This adds stiffness to the malleable area, while still allowing it to flex. The mount is configured to mechanically couple with a camera (or camera housing). The camera can be coupled to the mount such the camera can capture images in an unobstructed field of view when the mount is gripped in the mouth of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric McCallister Bennett, Travis Eastman Pynn, Nicholas D. Woodman, Joshua Todd Druker
  • Patent number: 9983463
    Abstract: A mount and method of manufacturing same is disclosed. The mount includes a mouthpiece for holding the mount in a user's mouth, a video connector piece for mounting a camera to the apparatus, and a connector that structurally secures the mouthpiece and the video connector piece. This provides for a near eye-level point of view while providing hands-free operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Mission Beach Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Byron Rohrer
  • Patent number: 9903782
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for testing the integrity of a barrier coating on a vessel. An off gas test fixture includes a face seal positioned about an opening of the vessel. A side seal is positioned about a portion of the vessel's wall and separated from the face seal by a space. Additionally, a cover may be secured to the fixture that encompasses an interface portion of the fixture and the vessel. Before and/or during testing, gas in the space between the side and face seals may be evacuated, as well as gas present in an interior area of the vessel. The vessel may be exposed to test gas(es) that is soluble by the plastic material of the vessel before and/or after being secured to the fixture. During testing, test gas(es) desorbed by the vessel may be evacuated, with the molecular flow being measured using a mass extraction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SiO2 Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Fisk, Peter J. Sagona, Joseph A. Jones
  • Patent number: 9850033
    Abstract: A collapsible container (1) for liquids and the like comprising: two deformable membranes (2) placed side by side along an intermediate plane (2a) and comprising a plurality of mutually bound edges (3) able to define a housing volume for liquids and an aperture (4) made by two mutually unbound edges and able to form an inlet for liquids, the membranes (2) defining a rest configuration in which they are close to the mutual contact along the intermediate plane (2a) and a working configuration, elastically deformed and having an arrow in the direction of mutual removal, by defining a containment volume for liquids and the like, in which the deformable membranes (2) have a shape tapering from said aperture (4) to said opposed end (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Girolamo Buonavoglia
  • Patent number: 9737104
    Abstract: The motorcycle helmet with camera mount is designed to mount a camera next to the chin of the user, and upon a helmet. The motorcycle helmet with camera mount comprises a base, a left wing, a right wing, and a plurality of adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventors: Karen Harris, Terry Harris
  • Patent number: 9718593
    Abstract: A food package container may have an integrated spout that can be used to dispense the contents of the container into a consumer's mouth. In some examples, the food package container includes an elongated, flexible-wall container body providing a tubular chamber holding a foodstuff. The container has a spout formed by a narrowing of the container body in a region extending upwardly away from the tubular chamber. For example, spout may be bound on one side by the container body and further bound on an opposite side and on a top edge by a seal joining opposed walls of the container body together. To open the spout, a weakened line may extend laterally across the container body adjacent the top edge of the spout and longitudinally across the container body adjacent the side of the spout bound by the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott F. Gillespie
  • Patent number: 9715164
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a camera mouth mount including a mouth piece coupled to a camera mount and configured for holding the camera mount with the mouth of a user. The mouth piece includes a pair of opposing bite supports extending from a proximal end to a distal end, the bite supports being connected at a junction disposed at the distal end. The camera mount is coupled to the junction of the bite supports. Various embodiments are described wherein a mouth piece is coupled to a camera mount. The camera mouth piece is used to hold a camera in ones mouth for the purpose of obtaining media while performing an activity such as surfing or another action sport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: MyGo, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Mark Russell, Nicholas James Brooks
  • Patent number: 9629441
    Abstract: Wearable packages for consumable products and methods for using same are provided. In a general embodiment, the wearable packages include a first compartment for housing a product and a second compartment for housing a bi-stable band. The wearable packages provide several advantages and benefits including, but not limited to convenient carrying and handling of consumable products and easy two-, one-, or no-handed access to products contained within the wearable packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Raphael Schaller, Matthew Blake Rodgers, Joel Dean Genaw, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9538827
    Abstract: A lotion container includes a sealed outer edge that defines a cavity adapted to store an amount of lotion sufficient for a single application; and a set of notches that define a removable section of the lotion container, wherein at least one notch from the set of notches severs a portion of the sealed edge such that the lotion is able to be dispensed from the cavity if the removable section is separated from the lotion container. A container adapted to store and dispense lotion includes a cavity adapted to store lotion sufficient for a single application; an integrated applicator spout extending out from the cavity; and a removable section adapted to allow stored lotion to be dispensed through the applicator spout. A lotion kit includes multiple single-use lotion containers; and a fastener adapted to be coupled to one or more of the single-use lotion containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Session Savers Sunscreen LLC
    Inventor: John David Burton
  • Patent number: 9454788
    Abstract: An online ordering system and method for placing a multiple tablet order are described. The system comprises a graphical user interface configured to display information for a plurality of medicinal tablets. The graphical user interface is further configured to receive a plurality of multiple tablet orders. Each multiple tablet order corresponds to at least two medicinal tablets for consumption on a particular date at a particular time. Each of the multiple tablet orders corresponds to a multiple tablet package labeled with tablet specific information. The tablet specific information for each package includes the date and the time for consuming the tablets in the package and a plurality of images of each of the tablets in the package. The method is implemented by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: EDGE MEDICAL PROPERTIES, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Luciano, Jr., Lawrence Luciano
  • Patent number: 9383630
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a camera mouth mount including a mouth piece coupled to a camera mount and configured for holding the camera mount with the mouth of a user. The mouth piece includes a pair of opposing bite supports extending from a proximal end to a distal end, the bite supports being connected at a junction disposed at the distal end. The camera mount is coupled to the junction of the bite supports. Various embodiments are described wherein a mouth piece is coupled to a camera mount. The camera mouth piece is used to hold a camera in ones mouth for the purpose of obtaining media while performing an activity such as surfing or another action sport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: MYGO, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Mark Russell, Nicholas James Brooks
  • Patent number: 9040146
    Abstract: A material having a first surface and a second surface is disclosed. The first or second surface comprises a texture. The texture is defined by peaks and valleys such that the textured surface may have an Average Peak to Peak Distance in the range of about 3 mm to about 16 mm, an Average Height Differential of at least 1 mm, and a Surface Topography Index from about 0.1 to about 5. The material may comprise a surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Saeed Fereshtehkhou, Paul Joseph Russo, Wilbur Cecil Strickland, Jr., Nicola John Policicchio
  • Patent number: 8999489
    Abstract: An article of manufacture is disclosed. The article of manufacture comprises a package and a disposable sheet. The sheet has a first surface and a second surface. One of the surfaces comprises a texture. The texture is defined by peaks and valleys such that the one textured surface may have an Average Peak to Peak Distance in the range of about 1 mm to about 20 mm, an Average Height Differential in the range of 1 mm to 3 mm, and a Surface Topography Index in the range of about 0.01 to about 10. The sheet may be contained within the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Saeed Fereshtehkhou, Paul Joseph Russo, Wilbur Cecil Strickland, Jr., Nicola John Policicchio
  • Patent number: 8851284
    Abstract: A bandage strip includes a plurality of flat adhesive bandage packages of conventional configuration, having sealed therein an adhesive bandage with a pad and an adhesive substrate for adhering to a patient and holding the pad in place on the patient's skin. The packages are adhered to an elongated substrate in end-to-end, spaced relation to form a flat, elongated bandage strip, with perforations in the substrate between the packages. A user can dispense a length of substrate, sever it at the perforations, and remove the bandage from the substrate for use in the conventional manner. A bandage dispensing device is attachable to the wrist of a user for convenient dispensing of bandages from a strip of individually packaged bandages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Thuban, Inc.
    Inventor: Rana J. Arefieg
  • Patent number: 8695799
    Abstract: An improved fastener stock is comprised of a pair of longitudinal and continuous side members to which are coupled to a plurality of equidistantly spaced cross-pieces. The pair of longitudinal and continuous side members are extended in a parallel spaced relationship, and the series of cross-pieces are arranged at spaced intervals between the side members so as to connect the side members. Along at least one of the side members, a series of engagement notches are present at spaced intervals between each of the cross-pieces members, and the engagement notches are rectangular or square in shape. A method of applying a fastener to an article is provided. The method includes initially feeding a substantially continuous fastener stock from a supply, engaging at least one engagement notch, urging the fastener stock forward, feeding the fastener stock to a needle assembly, cutting a fastener from the fastener stock, and inserting the fastener into an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: William J. Cooper
  • Patent number: 8651276
    Abstract: Packaging for heatable food portions comprises an ovenable tray including a plurality of serving containers connected by a detachable support matrix. In one embodiment, the support matrix is attached to the serving containers by hot melt glue which melts during baking or heating to automatically release the support matrix from the serving containers. Pre-filled trays are shipped with display covers fitted to the serving containers, such that the covers may be placed on the individual serving containers after the food portions are baked and the serving containers are separated from the support matrix to provide individually packaged, freshly baked food portions for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Rich Products Corporation
    Inventor: Noel F. Galluch
  • Patent number: 8651274
    Abstract: Described is a device comprising a retro-reflective marker sphere comprising: a core ball comprising: a generally spherical body portion, a mounting base extending from one end of the body portion of the core ball, and a mounting recess having a recess opening in the mounting base and extending into the body portion of the core ball, and a retro-reflective covering on the core ball, the retro-reflective covering comprising an opening through which the mounting base of the core ball extends, wherein a flat lower surface of the mounting base is spaced proximally from a lower edge of the opening of the retro-reflective covering, and wherein the mounting recess includes an interior screw thread for engaging an exterior screw thread of a mounting post when the retro-reflective marker sphere is mounted on the mounting post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Izi Medical Products
    Inventors: Helen Zinreich Shafer, David Alan Zinreich, Douglas Crumb
  • Patent number: 8627954
    Abstract: A strip for the formation of handles or labels for fruit and vegetable product bags, such as mesh bags, the strip having a linear succession of handles, or labels where appropriate, joined without interruption to the immediately preceding and to the immediately following one, a central portion and two opposite ends being distinguished in each of them, which together with those of the immediately preceding and immediately following handles or labels determine respective joining areas, each handle or label provided in the transition area between each end and its corresponding central portion with at least one recess or depression at its edges, the inner contour of which is made up of a curved or mixed curve line devoid of angles and without inflexion points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Girnet Internacional, S.L.
    Inventor: Ezequiel Giro Amigo
  • Patent number: 8602024
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medicament magazine with a plurality of doses of medicament, wherein the magazine is formed from a single foil strip in which pouches (2) for holding a medicament are formed as depicted in exemplary FIG. 1. The foil strip comprises for transporting the strip openings (4) on at least one side for the engagement of transporting pins. The foil strip has a certain width in the region of the pouches, which is less than the width of the foil in other regions, and the openings are arranged in this broader part of the foil strip. The invention also relates to a method and a device for opening a medicament magazine of this kind, the device preferably being constructed as a segmented wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Wachtel, Johannes Geser, Burkhard Metzger, Michael Spallek, Michael Krueger, Herbert Kunze, Achim Moser, Elmar Mock, Antonino Lanci, Andre Klopfenstein
  • Patent number: 8522975
    Abstract: A package assembly includes a plurality of syringe assemblies. Each syringe assembly has a syringe flange defining an opening. The syringe flange of each of the syringe assemblies is coupled to a plurality of adjacent syringe flanges to define a panel. Each of the syringe flanges includes a plurality of lateral edges. The plurality of lateral edges of each syringe flange is coupled to the lateral edge of adjacent syringe flanges in a breakaway configuration to facilitate separation of each of the plurality of syringe assemblies from the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Melvin A. Finke, Jonathan G. Parker, John K. Foster, Ellen Morefield
  • Patent number: 8424700
    Abstract: Packaging for heatable food portions comprises an ovenable tray including a plurality of serving containers connected by a detachable support matrix. In one embodiment, the support matrix is attached to the serving containers by hot melt glue which melts during baking or heating to automatically release the support matrix from the serving containers. Pre-filled trays are shipped with display covers fitted to the serving containers, such that the covers may be placed on the individual serving containers after the food portions are baked and the serving containers are separated from the support matrix to provide individually packaged, freshly baked food portions for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Rich Products Corporation
    Inventor: Noel F. Galluch
  • Patent number: 8418844
    Abstract: A generally continuous string of container carriers typically forming a package of fan-folded container carriers wherein the generally continuous string of container carriers are folded within a carton along a first attachment area and a second attachment area between adjacent container carriers of the plurality of container carriers and perforations are formed at least partially across the first attachment area and the second attachment area and include a series of small cuts and dividing apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur R. Slaters, Jr., George E. Waldo, II, Leslie S. Marco, Robert C. Olsen
  • Publication number: 20130062226
    Abstract: A device comprising a sealed package having a front wall, a rear wall, a top edge, a bottom edge, a lubricant compartment and a prophylactic compartment, with the compartments proximate to each other. A lubricant is in the lubricant compartment and a prophylactic is in the prophylactic compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: LINE ONE LABORATORIES INC. (USA)
    Inventor: Budiman Lee
  • Patent number: 8382728
    Abstract: An emergency medication storage and integrated single use device for providing oral dissolving medications strips in a convenient transparent transfer environment. A thin card size dispenser holds a single medicated strip in user access orientation positioned for direct card insertion to the user's mouth assuring proper dispensing of the medication in an emergency situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Sam Gibson
  • Publication number: 20120305016
    Abstract: A cylindrical small container having a transparent wall therearound in which a strip of semi-cured nail appliques is rolled and stored to be seen through the transparent wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Fa Young Park
  • Patent number: 8251206
    Abstract: A device for storing and mixing a plurality of paste components which, when mixed, form a hardenable composition, includes a base plate and a cover. The base plate has an upper planar surface bearing two or more non-self-leveling pastes and adhered thereon in spaced apart areas and. The cover is adhered to the upper surface of the base plate around the pastes and defines a chamber for the pastes. No portion of the cover contacts the pastes. The cover is removably affixed to the base plate, to allow exposure of the pastes for mixing together on the upper surface of the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert Lee, Marc Peuker, Arno Hohmann, John W. Dubbe, Tomas L. Fridinger
  • Patent number: 8230996
    Abstract: A medical seal dispenser having a container molded of plastic and having clamshell portions hinged together. The clamshell portions of the container can be locked together when in a closed position. One clamshell portion includes a core holder for holding a roll of foil-type medical seals removably attached to a carrier strip. During dispensing of a medical seal, the carrier strip is pulled so that it is unrolled from the roll and is routed over an exit hump of the dispenser. The exit hump imparts a curl to the metal foil seal that is opposite that which was incurred when rolled on the roll, thereby straightening the foil seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventors: Gary W. Cummings, Janet M. Cummings, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8051857
    Abstract: Combined tobacco leaf-rolled wrappers and packaging includes a water-impermeable carrying case with an open top end that is provided with a lid pivotally coupled to a longitudinal side thereof such that the lid covers the top end when articulated to a closed position. The apparatus further includes a plurality of flexible and uniformly shaped tobacco leaves adapted to a rolled and tubular position and a mechanism for maintaining the rolled tobacco leaves in a sealed and air-tight condition while nested within the carrying case so that the rolled tobacco leaves are prevented from becoming saturated with humidity in ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventor: Schiller Baptiste
  • Patent number: 8002113
    Abstract: A medical seal dispenser having a container molded of plastic and having clamshell portions hinged together. The clamshell portions of the container can be locked together when in a closed position. One clamshell portion includes a core holder for holding a roll of medical seals. The core holder includes speed bumps that are raised or domed protrusions on the core holder to provide rolling friction to the roll of medical seals during dispensing. This controlled rotation of the roll prevents spooling if the carrier strip is pulled out of the container too quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Winfield Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary W. Cummings
  • Patent number: 7955679
    Abstract: The invention is an impermeable floor cover for protecting a surface while working along door regions, which utilizes one or more cover components, designed to allow full door movement variability. The specialized cover is made with a light, flexible and durable fabric, which maintains a flat composure and is adapted to register with one or more door jambs to substantially cover a floor space. Each cover component includes multiple grooves adapted to register with a door's jambs for protecting a surface area from undesired exposure to substances such as paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: Richard Duprez
  • Patent number: 7938263
    Abstract: An improved package for wrapping at least one article or a pre arranged group of articles, said package being defined by a formed longitudinal tube body of flexible wrapping sheet material having a length, height and width dimension, the said height and/or width dimension being less than the length dimension but greater than one tenth of the length dimension, a fin seal and two cross seals and no end seals, characterized in that the fin seal is formed along the height or width dimension of the package perpendicular to the length dimension and the cross seals are formed along the length dimension, the cross seals being generally perpendicular to the fin seal, the ends of the package being seal-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventor: Chauhan Vijay
  • Patent number: 7850003
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable holder is disclosed for securing a plurality of articles. The holder may include a first sheet formed of heat-shrinkable material, and a second sheet formed of heat-shrinkable material and joined to the first sheet. The first sheet and the second sheet are joined so as to create at least two openings therebetween. Each of the openings is sized larger than one of the articles. The first and second sheets are heat-shrinkable to an extent to shrink the openings sufficiently to secure two of the articles together into a unit. Various modifications and additions are possible, including use of more than three sheets, providing for the reading of printed indicia on the articles or holder, providing a handle. Numerous orientations and collections of articles are possible. Related packages including a holder and articles are also disclosed, as well as related methods of manufacture of the holder and package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hartness, William R. Hartness, III, Mark W. Davidson, Ernst Van Wickeren
  • Patent number: 7836622
    Abstract: A foldable tag including multiple fold segments and an expandable loop conjoined to one of the multiple fold segments is disclosed. In illustrated embodiments the foldable tag includes multiple fold segments to form a bi-fold tag or alternatively a tri-fold tag. As disclosed the expandable loop is formed along a portion of an elastomeric sheet that is conjoined with a portion of the foldable tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Bedford Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin C. King, Jeffrey D. Tschetter, Robert B. Ludlow, Colin M. O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 7832553
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable holder for securing articles, a package securing such articles using heat-shrinkable sheets, a shrinkable sleeve, and a method and device for securing such articles using heat-shrinkable sheets and sleeves are disclosed. The holder is constructed so that it is separable when desired, and may comprise the labeling or the like for an article to be packaged. Releasable fasteners such as adhesives, heat seals, and/or perforations may be employed on the sheets. If desired, articles may be individually sleeved with a heat shrinkable film blank portion, which may function as labeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hartness, Mark W. Davidson, John Loughlin
  • Patent number: 7810667
    Abstract: A ribbon of packaging comprises individual packages (11) adjacently and separably arranged for separation prior to filling. The ribbon is preferably drawn under tension from a reel, and the packages are linked by mechanical couplers (FIG. 11) which are separable in a direction orthogonally to the traction force. The packages have a closure (FIG. 8) which is removed and replaced to permit filling. Also disclosed are preferred package couplers, and filling and dispensing arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: The Green Drinks Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Douglas, Gavin Barnett
  • Patent number: 7811649
    Abstract: A roll of interconnected detachable fabric or cloth sheets provides an environmentally friendly cost effective reusable alternative to disposable paper towels, and nonwoven wipes and mop pads. Each of the sheets includes a front surface and a rear surface. The front surface of one sheet is connected with the rear surface of an adjacent sheet to form the roll by connectors such as male and female hook and loop ribbon sections. The individual sheets can also be used as mop head covers. A dispenser for the sheets includes a spindle for rotatably retaining the roll and a rack for supporting a detached sheet for air drying between uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: David W. Post
  • Patent number: 7784612
    Abstract: A packaging container for acupuncture needles capable of storing a plurality of acupuncture needles is provided. The packaging container (storage containers) in which the acupuncture needles to be used are stored can be opened at one time, according to the number of acupuncture needles to be used. On one end portion side of a packaging container (blister package) including a container body and a sheet member detachably attached to a planar surface of the container body, a free portion in which the sheet member is not attached to an outer frame portion of the container body, is disposed. Further, perforated lines (cut portions and uncut portions) are disposed along center lines of boundary portions from one end portion of the packaging container to the other end portion thereof. Here, the length of the uncut portion on the free portion is made longer than the length of each uncut portion on a portion other than the free portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Seirin Corporation
    Inventors: Zensho Kanda, Yusuke Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 7731034
    Abstract: In a carrier tape for supplying an electronic part to an electronic part mounting apparatus for taking out the electronic part from a tape feeder to mount to a board, a tail side connecting portion having a cutout portion is provided to a tail side of the carrier tape mounted to the tape feeder, a front side connecting portion having a chipped portion is provided to a head side of the carrier tape to be used newly, respectively, and in tape splicing operation when a reel is interchanged, the cutout portion is fitted to the chipped portion and adhesive tapes are pasted thereon from two upper and lower faces thereof. Thereby, the tail side connecting portion and the head side connecting portion can be positioned in a longitudinal direction, a width direction and a thickness direction of the tape and held to each other and can efficiently be connected without using an exclusive connecting jig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Hidehiro Saho
  • Patent number: 7722083
    Abstract: A labeling apparatus has a source of printed labels that have adhesive backing, a vacuum pickup with two opposable arms, a blower bar to support a label on air. Each opposable arm has its own vacuum head and each head is removably attachable to a respective end portion of the label. The apparatus also has a label position sensor, and the vacuum pickup is movable from a pickup position to a wrap position. Each pickup arm has a plurality of spring loaded pins. A two layer label has a backing strip, an inner layer, and an outer layer, and at least one removable portion of the outer layer. The label has a neck portion and two end portions, such that the label set may be wrapped a container with the two end portions adhered back to back to each other. The neck portion is relatively narrower than either of the two end portions and is relatively offset so that it is closer to a front edge of the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Talyst Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. McCarthy, James E. Torina, Darcy Clarke, John Andrew Moulds, Thomas E. Vorndran
  • Patent number: 7699349
    Abstract: A label including a first layer having a first surface adapted to being printed on and a second layer proximate to a second surface of the first layer. The second layer includes two or more sections having a gap therebetween. Each gap in the second layer defines a fold-line section in the first layer. The second layer covers substantially all of the bottom surface of the first layer except for the fold-line section. Another aspect provides a label having a first layer and a second layer attached to the first layer and having at least two sections separated by a gap, the gap being discernible through the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Steven MacWilliams