Collapsible Wall-type Container Patents (Class 222/92)
  • Patent number: 11801965
    Abstract: A container includes a bottom wall and a side wall. Multiple vertically-crushable units are formed in the side wall, each unit of the multiple units includes mountain fold lines formed by sides of parallelograms and valley fold lines formed by diagonal lines of the parallelograms, and the multiple units are stacked in tiers such that each pair of the parallelograms in upper and lower tiers have a common lower/upper side and the parallelograms in the upper and lower tiers alternately become line-symmetrical with respect to the common lower/upper side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventor: Takakazu Obana
  • Patent number: 11273099
    Abstract: A unit dose container for holding a single dose of a given liquid, the container comprising: a chamber (8) in which, in use, the given liquid is stored, the chamber having a wall through which, in use, the liquid is to be supplied; a release mechanism (7), at least part of which is internal to, or forms part of the wall of the chamber, the release mechanism being movable relative to the chamber between first and second positions; and means for allowing the release mechanism (7) to move from the first to the second positions, thereby opening a passage through the wall so that the liquid can exit the chamber (8), the means including at least one flexible wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Gordon Maurice Selby, Neil Pollock, Daniel Crichton, Douglas Robert Saunders Bradshaw
  • Patent number: 11220379
    Abstract: A dispensing fitment assembly includes a fitment assembly and a dispensing probe. The fitment assembly includes a fitment housing and a plug. The fitment housing is configured to operatively couple to a container opening of a fluid container. The plug is positioned within an interior portion of the fitment housing. The plug is slidingly movable between an open and closed position. Engagement between the dispensing probe and the interior surface of the plug is configured to move the plug from the closed position to the open position. Disengagement between the dispensing probe and the interior surface of the plug is configured to move the plug from the open to closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Alan Heinbuch, Matthew D. Lausted, Jeffrey Michael Schultz, Kevin Michael Welle, Bradley Jacob Johnson
  • Patent number: 11141873
    Abstract: A shaving razor system with a tottle defining a cavity for containing a liquid. The tottle has a first end defining a fluid port and a second end having a seal. The tottle has a maximum cross-sectional area between the first end and the second end. A coupler at the second end of the tottle is configured to engage a personal care article. An end cap is mounted to the first end of the tottle. The end cap has a bottom surface with a contact area greater than the maximum cross-sectional area between the first end and the second end of the tottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventor: Matthew James Hodgson
  • Patent number: 10954043
    Abstract: A cap with improved usability is provided. The present invention provides a cap including a cap body to be fitted to a mouth of a container, wherein the cap is configured to include: a valve seat having a flow aperture; a valve body to be separated from or seated on the valve seat so as to open and close the flow aperture; and a biasing member to bias the valve body in a seating direction, and configured to increase a flow area in which contents flow with an increase in a displacement of the valve body, and the cap further includes a displacement restricting section to restrict the displacement of the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinsuke Taruno
  • Patent number: 10898033
    Abstract: Among other things, a dispenser for dispensing material is provided herein. The dispenser includes a cover. The dispenser is configured to receive a container from which material is dispensed. The container is adapted to be supported by the cover. Biasing structure is adapted to apply a force to the container to facilitate dispensing the material from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene William Ray
  • Patent number: 10842888
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for the commercial presentation of a solution of gadolinium-DOTA that provides certain advantages over the known methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: GE Healthcare AS
    Inventors: Karina Martha Langseth-Manrique, Arne Wang Aabye, Harald Laugen, Eva Krog Tamnes, Borge Mathisen
  • Patent number: 10843184
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a leaktight assembly by providing a bag, a connection system including a connector adapted for mechanical connection to a complementary connector of a sterile chamber in order to establish sterile communication between the bag and the chamber, the connector including a portion for attachment to the bag, the connection system further including an overmolding molded over the attachment portion, the manufacturing method further including the steps of positioning the wall of the bag facing the overmolding at a first access opening of the bag, the attachment portion surrounding a space for passage between the bag and the chamber at the first access opening, and welding the wall of the bag onto the overmolding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Alain Pallares, Mathieu Labedan
  • Patent number: 10710775
    Abstract: A collapsible container or reservoir including at least one side wall region (4-7) and a basal wall region or base (8) surrounding a containment region having an upper opening or mouth (10) surrounded by a perimeter flange (9) at the ends of the side walls distal from the basal wall region, the side walls include a region of concertina (14) whereby, upon squeezing or compression of the side walls, the basal wall region of the container is compacted more, relative to the extent of the upper opening. The container can be used for dispensing foods such as pet food, sauces, yoghurt, custard or the like, or other liquids or semi fluid materials such as oil, grease, glue or resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Ross Kessell, Charles Graeme Murray
  • Patent number: 10676219
    Abstract: A system and process of printing a package of expanded material (e.g., expanded starch, foam or other expanded material). The expanded material can be heated and extruded, poured, sprayed, or otherwise applied in malleable form that sets up to become a porous protective covering for an item to be packaged. In an example, a layer of expanded material is laid down, and the item in a protective covering (e.g., a plastic bag, sleeve, coating, etc.) is positioned on the layer of expanded material. Additional layers or expanded material may be applied, thereby encasing the item. The top surface of the expanded material may be flattened, such as by operation of a roller, press, or cutter. The top surface may be sprayed with a shellac sealant, paint, or other coating, to allow printing of a label on the top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Shay C. Colson, David A. Divine, David S. Thompson, Patrick Molvik
  • Patent number: 10654667
    Abstract: A silo, a chemical delivery system, and a method. The silo includes a housing and a vessel positioned within the housing and configured to contain a mud chemical. The vessel includes a discharge port and a discharge valve that controls discharge of the mud chemical through the discharge port. The discharge port is configured to connect to a skid by placing the silo on the skid, and the silo has a plurality of configurations for different types of mud chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jacques Orban, Brian Rogers
  • Patent number: 10556058
    Abstract: A clip for holding a flexible elongated medical device. In embodiments, the clip has a hinge; first and second jaws movable with respect to each other about the hinge from a closed position to an open position, each of the jaws having a contact surface, the contact surface of the first jaw being disposed against the contact surface of the second jaw when the clip is in the closed position and away from the contact surface of the second jaw when the clip is in the open position; and flexible material disposed on at least one of the jaws, the flexible material comprising the contact surface. The invention also includes methods of holding a flexible elongated medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Cath Lab Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Anobel Tamrazi, Patricia Judge Tamrazi
  • Patent number: 10322852
    Abstract: A container includes a connection with an opening and a removable closure. At least one guide element, on or in which the closure is displaceable, is provided on the connection. At least one socket projecting forwardly in a sliding direction is formed on a side of the container having the connection. A dispensing system having the container is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Hans Georg Hagleitner
  • Patent number: 10293357
    Abstract: A foam-forming assembly includes a housing having an air passage and a liquid passage, each ending in a mouth and being in communication with a dispensing passage having a dispensing opening, and a valve body which, in a rest position, covers the mouth of the liquid passage and the mouth of the air passage in a sealing manner in order to prevent a flow from the liquid passage and the air passage to the dispensing passage. During dispensing, the valve body opens the mouth of the liquid passage and the mouth of the air passage in order to allow mixing of air and liquid to take place in the dispensing passage. The mouth of the air passage is substantially annular, and the air passage includes a pressure balance chamber to divide the air pressure substantially equally over the substantially annular mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Rexam Airspray N.V.
    Inventors: Marcus Cornelis Jacobus Tepas, Shivan Ramdhiansing, Arjen Haisma, Kim Deiman, Peter Jozef Jan Albertz
  • Patent number: 10159823
    Abstract: An application device for dispensing a fluid, including a liquid, gel, topical fluid, or other flowable substance, stored within a volume of the application device package is disclosed. The application device is manually deformable so as to permit breakage and establish an opening to the volume storing the topical fluid. In one embodiment, the application device comprises a sealed package that defines a volume in which the fluid is disposed. The package includes a partial slit that is configured to provide an opening to the volume when the package is deformed. The opening is configured to enable the fluid to be released from the volume. An applicator element is also included within the package and exposed upon package opening. The applicator element can include a gauze, foam, compliant pad, or other suitable element, and is configured to assist with dispersion of the fluid on a surface, such a patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy A. Tidwell
  • Patent number: 10124520
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible tube for a product having a liquid or pasty consistency, comprising: a tube head (1) comprising a shoulder (12) and a neck (11), a skirt (2) having a proximal end (21) which is connected to the tube head (1) and a free distal end (22), the skirt (2) forming an internal volume which is adapted to contain a product having a liquid or pasty consistency, characterized in that the proximal end (21) of said skirt (2) comprises a plurality of flaps (24) and a plurality of notches (23) separating said flaps (24), said flaps (24) being folded so as to cover all or part of the shoulder (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Thierry Maurice, Eric Kerman, Jean-Claude Jammet, Etienne Hermant
  • Patent number: 9845178
    Abstract: A container, in particular a plastic container with a base region, a main body which adjoins this base region and is suitable to receive a volume of liquid, and with a mouth region, wherein the container can be compressed along its longitudinal direction for the removal of liquid located in the container is provided. On the base region a base cup is disposed which forms a base surface for the container and which when the container is compressed can also serve as a die element and/or die counter-element for compressing the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Rupert Meinzinger
  • Patent number: 9788993
    Abstract: A plug member integrally includes a base portion (35a) attached to a plug holder (31) to be mounted on a mouth portion of a container, a plug (34) engaged with an engagement portion (31c) provided in an outlet passage of the plug holder (31), and a resilient connection portion (35b) resiliently connecting the plug (34) to the base portion (35a). Before the first use, the outlet passage is closed with the plug member. In the first use, the container is squeezed to increase the internal pressure of the container. Thus, the plug (34) is disengaged from the engagement portion (31c) by the internal pressure. The outlet passage is thereafter constantly kept open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignees: Taisei Kako Co., Ltd., Nihon Tengantaku Kenkyusyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Yoshimura, Hirokazu Mihashi, Yorihisa Uetake
  • Patent number: 9738408
    Abstract: An apparatus for the removal of liquids from deformable containers comprises a first holding device which is suitable for holding a first portion of the container, a second holding device which is suitable for holding a second portion of the container, a drive device for producing a relative movement between the first holding device and the second holding device in order to deform in this way the container arranged between these holding devices in such a way that the internal volume thereof is reduced, and a removal device which is connected in terms of flow to the inner space of the container and by way of which the liquid is capable of being removed as a result of compression of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Krones, AG
    Inventors: Bernd Sobiech, Sabine Grosch
  • Patent number: 9580291
    Abstract: A beverage dispenser (11) is disclosed for use in combination with a water cooler, wherein the water cooler comprises a water bottle (1) and a cooler housing (2) comprising an outlet (3, 4) for dispensing water, and wherein the beverage dispenser is intended to be positioned between the cooler housing and the water bottle. The beverage dispenser comprises: a dispensing station (19), a conduit (13) for supply of water from the water cooler to the dispensing station, a connector (22) for attachment to a container (12) comprising concentrate, a conduit (23) for supply of concentrate from the container to the dispensing station, and a passage (120) to allow the water bottle (1) to remain in fluid communication with the outlet (3,4) of the cooler housing (2) when the dispenser (11) is positioned between the cooler housing and the water bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: CONOPCO, INC.
    Inventors: Bartholomeus Johannes Antonius van Haperen, Posan Pang, Miles Richard Macintosh Pennington, Jonkheer Theodoor Hendrik van de Poll, Anthony Edward Quinn, James Matthew Slater
  • Patent number: 9492350
    Abstract: A dialysis bag is provided, including a first layer of film and a second layer of film each having a closed end and an opposite outlet end, the layers sealed together about corresponding peripheral edges to define a bag chamber. An outlet assembly is sealingly disposed at the corresponding outlet ends and has a tubular administrative outlet with an inlet and is in fluid communication with the bag chamber. A dimple is formed in at least one of the layers adjacent to the inlet for preventing occlusion as a fluid level decreases in the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventors: Nicole Michaela Haupt Jabri, Robin Gail Pauley, Brian Richard Micheli, Lewis E. Daniels, Jr., James Patrick Condon, Gert Najdeni, Mack David Elliott
  • Patent number: 9334097
    Abstract: A one-piece dispensing closure for a pouch-like container includes an integrally formed closure body, dispensing neck, hinged cap, a tamper-evident closure system and a latch for maintaining the cap in an open position. The closure body includes a “canoe”-shaped skirt portion which is heat sealed to a film-like pouch and a neck portion having a dispensing orifice for dispensing a product from the pouch. A cap is connected to the closure body by a living hinge to allow the user to selectively open and close the container. The dispensing closure further includes a tamper-evident tear strip that is integrally formed with the cap body, and detachable from the cap body. A ledge formed on the inner surface of the tear strip engages an interfitting locking tab formed on the outer surface of the closure body to prevent opening of the cap without removing the tear strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: WestRock Slatersville, LLC
    Inventors: Clifford W. Skillin, Patrick J. Brannon
  • Patent number: 9314814
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dispensing container, comprising: an elongate frame with a first end and a second and; and an elongate reservoir extending between the first end and the second end of the frame; wherein the reservoir comprises: a foldable wall which is connected at a first end thereof to the frame close to the first end of the frame for rotation around a longitudinal axis of the frame by means of an operating element, and which is connected non-rotatably to the frame at a second end thereof; and a dispensing opening close to the first end of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventor: Müslüm Yildirim
  • Patent number: 9272305
    Abstract: A compound delivery applicator comprising a substantially conical portion comprising a first end configured to couple to a compound receptacle and an applicator blade comprising a first portion extending outwardly along a longitudinal axis of and from a second end of the substantially conical portion, the first portion comprising a first side edge and a second side edge each forming an acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the substantially conical portion and a scraper comprising a recessed channel along an edge of the scraper. The device further comprises a substantially cylindrical hollow compound delivery channel extending along the longitudinal axis of and internally through at least a portion of the substantially conical portion, the substantially cylindrical hollow compound delivery channel further extending through the scraper of the applicator blade and configured to pass a compound therethrough and a flow control button located within the recessed channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Lisa Marie Evans
  • Patent number: 9266381
    Abstract: A palm-pressing text correction apparatus manufactured according to the shape of a user's hand includes a casing, an elastic container and a pressing element. The casing has a first opening and a second opening formed at both ends of the casing respectively, and the elastic container is mounted into the casing and provided for containing correction liquid, and a liquid output nozzle and a pressed end are disposed at both ends of the casing respectively. The liquid output nozzle is protruded out from the first opening, and the pressing element is coupled to the pressed end. The apparatus is held within the user's palm operating range, and an axial force acted onto the pressing element is produced by a pressing force while holding the apparatus to compress the elastic container to deform in an axial direction and output the correction liquid with an effort-saving effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Ming-Hua Yen
  • Patent number: 9259110
    Abstract: A sport bottle defining a cavity with top open end to contain a liquid. A cap closes the cavity, the cap having a body with a spout. A conduit extends transversely through the cap and opened on opposed sides of a circumference of the body of the cap, the conduit being in fluid communication with the spout and having a passage in fluid communication with the cavity. A valve is formed of two pistons disposed onto a shaft, the pistons being sized to sealingly define with the conduit an interstitial space. The valve is displaceable by pressing the ends between a closed configuration in which the pistons block liquid from the cavity from entering the interstitial space, and a dispensing configuration in which the interstitial space is aligned with the passage and the spout to allow liquid from the cavity to reach the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventors: Louis Garneau, Geoffroy Dussault
  • Patent number: 9233779
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pouch (6) having a flexible casing delimiting a reservoir wherein a product to be dispensed is intended to be conditions, said pouch being provided with a tip (19) comprising a base that has an exterior wall whereon is fixed in a sealed manner a mouth (21), said tip having a duct extending between a lower opening and an upper opening, the tip (19) also having a well that extends between an interior opening and a lateral opening coming out into the exterior wall by being covered in a sealed manner by the mouth (20), the upper opening opening to the exterior of the pouch (6), said tip being provided with a cap (26) which is arranged in order to be able to be mounted in said upper opening by closing in a sealed manner the communication between the reservoir and the exterior while still leaving open the communication between the reservoir and the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: ALBEA LACROST
    Inventor: Eric Rossignol
  • Patent number: 9138378
    Abstract: A blister package is defined for retaining product. The package is formed from a receptacle substrate having a planer sealing flange and at least one receptacle hollow for retaining product therein. A top layer is provided, covering the receptacle hollow with a portion overlapping and sealed to the sealing flange. A score pattern is formed in the top layer for promoting propagation of a tear upon forcing product from receptacle hollow against the top layer. The score pattern is defined by a plurality of rows of parallel straight lines aligned with the receptacle hollow. In addition, a plurality of spaced curved or bowed score lines are provided. The curved or bowed score lines transversely intersect the rows of straight lines above the receptacle hollow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald McArthur, Benjamin Davis
  • Publication number: 20150147430
    Abstract: Adapters for consumable product packages and methods of using same are provided. The adapters are designed to provide functional features to packages that are not structurally capable of providing such functions. The functional features may include, for example, spill-resistance, flow-control, ease of use, etc. In a general embodiment, the adapters of the present disclosure include a valve comprising an outlet and a cap that is so constructed and arranged to seal the valve. The valve is so constructed and arranged to provide a functional feature and to attach to a package fitment. In another embodiment, packages are provided that include two-component adapters configured to provide specific functional features to the packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Anthony Edward DZIKOWICZ, Matthew Blake RODGERS, John Joseph WOLF, Joel Dean GENAW, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150129608
    Abstract: A handheld confectionary dispenser includes a flexible hollow pouch. The pouch presents an interior chamber and is configured to contain confectionary within the chamber. The chamber has a cross-sectional transverse dimension that is larger at a reservoir end than at a dispensing end. The pouch is configured to be grasped between the ends by a hand of the user so that confectionary is forced through the dispensing end when the pouch is squeezed. The pouch is formed of a unitary pouch blank that presents integral pouch sections. The pouch blank is folded to define a fold line between the pouch sections, with the pouch sections being superimposed onto one another. The pouch sections are sealingly connected along a side margin opposite the fold line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Ciecorka, Sarah Key
  • Publication number: 20150129610
    Abstract: A fitment assembly is operable to dispense confectionary from a container and to operably support a decorating nozzle through which the dispensed confectionary is discharged. The fitment assembly includes a fitment body and a coupler. The coupler includes a coupler ring presenting a ring opening, with the fitment body extending into the ring opening. The coupler further includes a coupler cap covering the fitment opening and removably attached to the coupler ring along a line of weakness. The coupler cap is separable from the coupler ring along the line of weakness to expose the fitment opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Ciecorka, Sarah Key
  • Publication number: 20150129609
    Abstract: A handheld confectionary dispenser includes a flexible pouch that presents an interior chamber and is configured to contain confectionary within the chamber. The pouch defines a reservoir portion, a dispensing portion, and a funnel portion located between the reservoir and dispensing portions. The funnel portion is configured to be grasped within a hand of the user to force confectionary through the dispensing portion when the funnel portion is squeezed. The pouch defines a transition along which the cross-sectional area of the chamber abruptly decreases, with the transition being defined at or adjacent the junction between the reservoir and funnel portions to facilitate bending of the pouch at the transition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Ciecorka, Sarah Key, Srikant Ramachandran, Chris Davis
  • Publication number: 20150114987
    Abstract: A precision dispensing system and method of use is disclosed. The system includes a hand-holdable dispensing gun and a flexible pouch for dispensing metered amounts of a flowable material. The pouch is formed of a pair of panels of a flexible sheet material that are sealed together to form a pair of nozzles in communication with the flowable material in the pouch. The panels are cut along lines to form finger grip portions enabling one to tear open the nozzles, while leaving the portion of the pouch that is torn still attached to the pouch. The dispensing gun includes a pair of hinged sections defining an interior chamber. A piston is located at one end of the chamber and an end wall is located at the other end thereof. The end wall has passageway in it and is formed by the hinged sections when they are closed. The pouch is arranged to be disposed within the chamber with its nozzles extending out of the passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Barry Lee Pritchard
  • Publication number: 20150114993
    Abstract: Tube head that is capable of being connected to a skirt so as to form an internal volume of the tube, said tube head comprising a body, said body comprising a neck and a shoulder connected to the neck, said tube head further comprising an insert arranged so as to be in contact with said shoulder so as to form a barrier between the body and the product contained in the internal volume, said insert closing the neck, characterised in that said insert comprises a means for positioning in the tube head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Kerman, Thierry Maurice, Etienne Hermant
  • Publication number: 20150108162
    Abstract: Bags, pouches, and/or other packages. Pouches of embodiments comprise a pair of plies which are permanently sealed to each other along their edges. The plies and permanent seals define an internal cavity. Pouches of the current embodiment further comprise dispensers in communication with the internal cavities. A portion of each ply (of a particular bag) can be releasably sealed. In some embodiments, the pouches further comprise a (pivotable) spout. If desired, the spout can be configured such that its pivoting is gravity driven. The foodstuff pouches of embodiments can define a longitudinal axis wherein the spout defines a beveled surface further defining an acute angle with the longitudinal axis. Furthermore, the spout can further comprise a fitment glued to the plies. In some embodiments, the plies define a bite-shaped registration feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Blue Matrix Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Kendall D. Harter, A. Scott Goodwin, Jon Y. Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8991650
    Abstract: A stopper for being sealed between two sheets of a reservoir, including a body defining a front face, rear face, internal edge, and external edge. The body forms a dispenser orifice that passes through from the rear face to the front face, the front and rear faces defining front and rear heat-sealing zones for the sheets. The front face defines a fluid collection zone at the orifice and the rear face defines a fluid delivery channel that extends from the dispenser orifice to the internal edge of the body. A closure lid is provided, the lid connected to the base body via a hinge. The body defines tapering side edges where the front and rear heat-sealing zones are contiguous, and the front and rear faces are convex, to define a maximum thickness where the dispenser orifice, the delivery channel, and a fraction of the collection zone are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Aptar France S.A.S.
    Inventors: Fabrice Perignon, Christophe Pierre
  • Patent number: 8992084
    Abstract: Provided are pouches with rigid handles and/or internal supports and methods of making such pouches. In one aspect, a pouch with internal support includes a flexible pouch including a fitment coupled to a flexible pouch body and at least one inner support piece coupled to the fitment and extending into the inside of the pouch through the interior of the fitment. The fitment includes a fitment inner engagement feature and the at least one inner support piece includes an inner support engagement feature and at least one inner support extending from the inner support engagement feature. The fitment inner engagement feature and inner support engagement feature are interlocked to keep the at least one inner support piece from falling into or out of the flexible pouch body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Ampac Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Salvatore Pellingra, Allyson Smith
  • Publication number: 20150048112
    Abstract: A tamper-evident pouch includes a pouch-like container with a dispensing fitment having a fitment body and a cap bonded to the pouch to form a closed container. At least one tamper-evident tab extends from an upper extent of the pouch and is bonded to the cap. The tab has a tear point allowing the tab to tear in this area when the cap is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Clifford W. SKILLIN, Patrick J. BRANNON, David A. Royer
  • Publication number: 20150041492
    Abstract: A container may provide a locking mechanism to maintain a rolled up body in place after uses. The container may include a deformable body, an outlet end, and a sealed end. The sealed end may incorporate bendable tabs that may fold over and lock the body into place when the body is rolled or folded over to dispense contents from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew TUNNEY, Cooper J. TUNNEY
  • Patent number: 8950939
    Abstract: A closure assembly comprising an article with a neck and a cap. The cap includes a tamper-evident ring having at least two ring segments, each ring segment having a base portion and an indicator portion. The article has for each segment a boss with a catch portion having a recess. Upon rotating the cap in an opening direction by the user from its closed position for the first time the head end of the indicator portion enters the recess of the catch portion and is then prevented from further rotation of the cap in opening direction, while the catch portion outer wall comes in the spacing between the spaced apart head end and trailing end, the frangible bridge between the head end and trailing end breaking and the indicator portion bending, folding, and/or buckling while being subjected to permanent deformation upon further rotation of the cap in opening direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: IPN IP B.V.
    Inventors: Laurens Last, Paul van den Hoonaard
  • Publication number: 20150034671
    Abstract: A packet for viscous material includes a pouch that comprises an expressing-shaped first closure end and a second closure end and at least two opposing sidewalls. The closure ends and sidewalls define an enclosure. At least one closure end has an expressing shape and a separate rigid foldable flat cradles the pouch. The flat is of a material that is more rigid than the pouch. A spout-forming area separate from the pouch and the rigid foldable flat, is positioned on a rigid foldable flat side of the packet. The area is of intermediate rigidity or thickness to the pouch and the rigid foldable flat. The spout-forming area is derived as a remnant from a semi-rigid material strip that acts as a pouch-forming tacking strip during a pouch forming process. The spout-forming area reinforces at least a part of the pouch at the pouch expressing shape first closure end. The separate rigid foldable flat overlaps the spout-forming area to cradle the spout-forming area with the cradled pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew Louis Fitzgerald, IV
  • Publication number: 20150028056
    Abstract: An improved dispenser bag, suitable for use as a pastry bag or mortar bag is disclosed. The bag is a flexible and conical-shaped with a first end opening formed by truncation of the bag near the apex of the cone and a second opening at the opposite end. In embodiments the surface of the bag is split a distance longitudinally from the second opening for a distance and can be releasable opened and closed with a fastener. The lateral opening allows easy access to the interior region of the bag for filing and the removal or insertion of a tubular tip. An extended flap member is attached to the inside surface of the bag and is formed to extend inside of, and across, the split, so as to minimize loss of material through the split.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Shafic Massis
  • Publication number: 20150024085
    Abstract: A spout pouch, configured to removably couple to a feeding device, for feeding liquid to a child includes a spout having an inner surface that includes at least one feature selected from the group consisting of a ridge, rib, boss, recess, groove and step. The inner surface is configured to engage with a portion of the feeding device when the portion of the feeding device is inserted into the spout. The spout pouch also includes a pouch of flexible material coupled to the spout and configured to hold the liquid. Other systems, methods, and components are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: John M. McBean, Kailas N. Narendran
  • Publication number: 20150014355
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (1) for packaging and dispensing a composition sensitive to oxidation by atmospheric oxygen, comprising a body (2) formed at least partially from a sheet of a multilayer complex, comprising within one layer at least one pulverulent filler in a mass proportion, within the layer, of preferably greater than or equal to 5%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Marie Julien
  • Publication number: 20150007397
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of maintaining chemical reactivity of an oxidative hair colorant in an opened flexible sachet including a reclosure element. The quality of the re-closure will strongly influence how the hair colorant will perform when using it as intended. The method according to the present invention ensures maintaining chemical reactivity by improving the quality of the re-closure by intuitively inducing safe and tight re-closure by users of such hair colorant. This is achieved by providing the sachet to the user in a configuration already in its re-closure position, while the sachet has not been opened yet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: George Scott KERR, Alton Lloyd FINLEY
  • Publication number: 20140374442
    Abstract: A multi-user toothpaste dispenser is disclosed. The multi-user toothpaste dispenser allows a plurality of user's their individual dispensing nozzle from a commonly shared toothpaste tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Massoud Nazarian
  • Publication number: 20140341816
    Abstract: Described herein are dentifrices comprising a first formulation and a second formulation, wherein the formulations are coaxially extruded, so that the first formulation enrobes the second formulation, wherein the first formulation is opaque and wherein the second formulation comprises dissolvable film fragments, together with methods of making and using the same and containers for providing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory Szewczyk, Neeta Atul Patel, Suzanne Jogun, Michael Prencipe
  • Publication number: 20140338289
    Abstract: A container for collecting water samples to determine dissolved gas includes a flask-type pouch with a spout. A removable cap and valve install on the spout. The valve includes an adapter that fits with an O-ring or other seal inside the mouth of the spout. The valve includes a valve element, which can be a one-way, self-closing type of valve, that fits with an O-ring or other seal inside the end of the adapter. A cap of the container fits over the adapter and affixes to the spout to hold the valve on the spout. In use, the cap can be removed so that the valve element and adapter can be removed for filling the pouch. Otherwise, the cap can remain in place so filling can be performed through the valve element. A tamper-evident ring on the cap may be provided to ensure the integrity of the sample contained in the flask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Weatherford/Lamb, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd M. Coleman, Gavin A. Steele
  • Patent number: 8875958
    Abstract: A plastic spout (150,170) which is adapted to be sealed between two foil walls of a pouch. The spout has a spout body, which forms a passage (153) for delivering a medium from the pouch and/or feeding a medium to the pouch. In a bottom part thereof, the spout, on opposite sides, forms a sealing zone for a sealed connection to an adjoining foil wall. The sealing zones of the spout body are formed by sealing walls (158,159) which project downward from the spout body, each having a curvature over their entire length, such that each sealing wall is outwardly convex over its entire length with respect to an imaginary plane passing through the outermost ends, which adjoin one another, of the sealing walls. The sealing walls can preferably move flexibly transversely with respect to their plane and, on their inner side, are unsupported or are supported by one or more flexible supporting parts of the spout body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: ITSAC N.V.
    Inventor: Laurens Last
  • Publication number: 20140319174
    Abstract: A container and dispenser in conical shape for edible or non-edible substances is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Pieter Weyts