Bag Closure Secured By A Releasable Or Frangible Bond (e.g., Peel Seal) Patents (Class 383/210)
  • Patent number: 10597195
    Abstract: A flexible side-gusseted package and methods of making the same are disclosed. The package has a central longitudinal axis, a front panel, a back panel, and a pair of gusseted side panels. The front panel is secured to the gusseted side panels along a pair of side seal lines. The back panel is secured to the gusseted side panels along a pair of side seal lines. Each of the seal lines includes a pair of end portions and an intermediate portion. The intermediate portion, e.g., a concave recessed portion, of each side seal line is located closer to the central longitudinal axis than the end portions of the side seal lines to provide a package which is somewhat necked-down at its middle, to facilitate grasping of the package by users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Fres-co System USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Scott Beer
  • Patent number: 10569948
    Abstract: Forming webs and packages are provided having improved sealability to peelable lidstocks. The thermoformed containers may have a mouth having an opening and a flange disposed about the opening, the flange formed from a forming web and having a thickness greater than about 12 mils and up to about 80 mils. The forming web may have a base layer with a skim coating thereon, a portion of the skim coating being on the flange having a skim coating thickness from about 2 mils to about 8 mils. A peelable lid may include a film with an inner lid sealant layer which is sealed to the portion of the skim coating on the flange, the skim coating and inner lid sealant layer each having a common polyolefin majority component, the common polyolefin component being different than a majority component of the base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Printpack Illinois Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Clayton Sanders, Amy Whiteman Sherrill, Rabeh H. Elleithy, Harold Stephen Bowen, Ronald W. Komro
  • Patent number: 10542775
    Abstract: A packaged tobacco product includes a pouch and tobacco material disposed in the pouch. The pouch has a front wall and a back wall connected to one another along opposing first and second side edges. The pouch is configured to be opened along a top portion of the pouch to form an opening to provide access to the tobacco material in the pouch. The pouch includes a closure assembly having first and second releasably attachable parts. The first part is on the front wall of the pouch. The second part is on either the front wall or the back wall of the pouch. The second part is closer to the opening than the first part. When the first and second parts are attached, a portion of the back wall wraps around at least a portion of the second part of the closure assembly to seal the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Clement Besso, Pieter Van Lancker, Bart Bruggeman, Thomas Valcke
  • Patent number: 10322863
    Abstract: Provided is a tight fastening type size-free container carrying bag which has a simple configuration, can be manufactured at a low cost, and can be reliably fit to various shapes of containers size freely to stably hold the containers. Employed is a technical means corresponding to a bag body in which a pair of sheet materials made of a thermoplastic resin material faces and overlaps each other, an opening is formed at a top portion, and a bottom surface is included at a bottom portion, wherein at least one container holding portion is formed in the bag body, wherein a holding zone in which a plurality of spot joining portions formed by joining inner surfaces of both the sheet materials of the bag body each other in dot shapes is provided is formed in the container holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: CB-BIZ LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
    Inventor: Takehisa Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 9943106
    Abstract: A package in the form of a pouch comprises a first flexible sheet part 6 and a second flexible sheet part 7. The pouch comprises a first permanent seal 14 between the first sheet part 6 and the second sheet part 7 along a first edge 12 of the pouch. The pouch comprises a second permanent seal 15 between the first sheet part 6 and the second sheet part 7 along a second edge 13 of the pouch opposite to the first edge 12. The pouch comprises a first temporary seal 16 between the first sheet part 6 and the second sheet part 7, the first temporary seal 16 extending across the pouch between the first permanent seal 14 and the second permanent seal 15. The pouch comprises a second temporary seal 17 between the first sheet part 6 and the second sheet part 7, the second temporary seal 17 extending across the pouch between the first permanent seal 14 and the second permanent seal 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignees: PARKSIDE FLEXIBLES (EUROPE) LIMITED, IMPERIAL TOBACCO LIMITED
    Inventors: Steve McCormick, Mark Shaw, Colin Little
  • Patent number: 9245221
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, an RFID sensor assembly comprises an RFID chip, an antenna, a sensor, a substrate, and a laminated layer. The RFID chip is in electrical communication with the antenna and the sensor. The RFID chip, antenna, and sensor are secured to the substrate. The laminated layer is arranged as to create a generally airtight pouch between the substrate and the laminate layer. The laminated layer is further arranged to facilitate a post manufacturing method for exposing the contents of the pouch to the environment surrounding the RFID sensor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Ian J. Forster
  • Patent number: 9044049
    Abstract: A pouched tobacco product includes a lined pouch material of a web and a water-soluble liner adjacent the web and a tobacco component at a moisture content of 10 to 15% contained within the lined pouch material. The water-soluble liner is interposed between the web and the tobacco component. The liner preferably reduces staining of the web by the tobacco component. Additionally, the liner may include a flavorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Warren D. Winterson, Timothy D. Cochran, Tommy C. Holland, Karen M. Torrence, Steve Rinehart, G. Robert Scott
  • Publication number: 20150131928
    Abstract: The invention relates to a package (1, 1?, 1?, 1??, 100) formed of a sheet (10). The package comprises a first sealing region (2) extending in a first direction and a second sealing region (4) extending in a second direction which is substantially parallel to the first direction, the first and second sealing regions (2, 4) being spaced apart a first distance. Further, the package comprises a third sealing region (6) extending in a third direction which is substantially perpendicular to the first and second directions and a fourth sealing region (8) extending in a fourth direction which is substantially parallel to the third direction, the third and fourth sealing regions (6, 8) being spaced apart a second distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald H. Exner, Paul Veternik, Olav Dagestad
  • Patent number: 9022653
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a flexible multiple chamber bag comprising: a) three adjacent chambers, a first chamber partially separating a second upper chamber from a third lower chamber by first and second welded seams, b) said second chamber and said third chamber being partially connected by a third welded seam, c) said first welded seam being non-peelable and said second and third welded seams being peelable said second and third welded seams having the shape of an inverse letter “V” each second and third welded seam starting at the basic point of said “V” and terminating essentially in a right angle at the circumference weld of said bag, said bag comprising a hanger flap extending from the top end of said bag and a medical port welded to the lower end of said circumferential weld.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventors: Michel Pittet, Caroline Ansermet, Bastien Ecabert, Cedric Berchier
  • Patent number: 8979370
    Abstract: An easy-open and reclosable package includes a pouch including a discrete laminate including a base strip, a panel section, and a die cut defining a die cut segment; a first and second anchor seal; the base strip including a sealing segment, backing segment, and intermediate layer including a pressure sensitive adhesive; and a product disposed in the pouch. The die cut segment is so arranged that when the package is opened, the sealing segment is partially removed from the base strip, the pressure sensitive adhesive is partially exposed, and the package can thereafter be reclosed by adhering any of the first side panel, second side panel, and panel section to the pressure sensitive adhesive. Methods of making the package, and a pouch, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Moehlenbrock, Sumita Sanjeevi Ranganathan
  • Publication number: 20150016757
    Abstract: A rectangular, flexible butt-seamed package bag and a method for using the same is provided in which the pouring of a single type of a liquid packing material filled and packed in the filling space for the packed material from the package bag can be easily performed. A butt-seamed package bag formed by joining both side portions of a sealant layer of a laminate film for packing to each other at a butt state and joining bottom portions or top portions thereof to define a filling space for a single packed material, characterized in that a pouring path for the packed material is disposed in a middle part of a butt-seamed joint portion in an extending direction thereof, and at least a part of the pouring path is provided with an easily separable portion having a joint strength relatively lower than that of the butt-seamed joint portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: TAISEI LAMICK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hidenori Kogure
  • Patent number: 8933381
    Abstract: Provided is a packaging pouch for a microwave oven, provided with a steam releasing seal portion having a weakened portion, in which no clogging occurs in the steam releasing seal portion at the time of heat-cooking in a microwave oven, and any clogging occurred can be automatically eliminated. In the present invention, hermetic sealing is effected through heat sealing of a plastic film, and at least one steam releasing seal portion having a weakened portion is provided, with a width of the weakened portion gradually increasing from a forward end portion thereof to be opened toward a rear end portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keizou Kanzaki, Taketo Sakurai, Shie Nishimoto
  • Publication number: 20150010252
    Abstract: A package having a recloseable pour spout is disclosed, with the package including front and rear package panels which may be joined at respective side edges thereof by inwardly extending side gussets. An upper edge portion of the package is removable, including one of the side gussets, to form a pour spout for dispensing the contents of the package. A fastener strip, which can be detachably connected to itself, extends between confronting inside surfaces of the front and rear package panels, adjacent to the pour spout, whereby the pour spout can be conveniently closed after the package is initially opened. A method of forming the present package is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: James W. Yeager
  • Patent number: 8893457
    Abstract: An easy-open and reclosable package includes a pouch including a discrete tape including a base strip between first and second side panels; at least a first portion of the first surface of the strip coated with a pressure sensitive adhesive and adhered by the adhesive to the inner surface of the first panel at a first location, and the second surface of the strip anchored to the inner surface of the second side panel; a die cut in the first panel, defining a primary die cut segment so arranged that when the package is opened, it can be reclosed by adhering the adhesive to the first panel; and a product in the pouch. A secondary die cut segment can be disposed between the primary die cut segment and an end of the package. This secondary die cut can be at least partially underlain by the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew W. Moehlenbrock
  • Patent number: 8882737
    Abstract: A self standing bag having two side wall sheets and a bottom sheet. To flatten the bag, the bottom sheet is sandwiched between the two side wall sheets and symmetrically folded along a line parallel to its bottom edge, separating the bag into a four-layer part and a two-layer part. In the two-layer part, the bag includes first sloped sealing lines extending between a first two points on the top edges of the side wall sheets and spaced from the vertical side wall edges by a first distance, to a second two points spaced from the vertical edges of the side wall sheets by a second distance less than the first distance. The four-layer part includes second sloped sealing lines extending between the second two points and a third two points on the bottom edges of the side wall sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Graf, Paul Gastauer, Philippe Laffay, Francois Dumont D'Ayot, Pascal Lengrand, Bertrand Thibault
  • Publication number: 20140270581
    Abstract: A flexible bag for food storage includes an oxygen remover, a water impermeable membrane, a frangible seal, and walls having low oxygen transmission. The wall comprises two facing sheets, and at least one sheet is a multilayer sheet having an inner layer of polymer enabling the facing sheets to be joined by melt sealing at less than 95° C. The bag may be sealed at location other than the frangible seal. A machine-readable image (e.g. QR code) may direct a computer or phone to a video on the Internet that shows re-sealing the bag at a location separate from the frangible seal to isolate the storage region from air surrounding the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Carolyn Kay Jons
  • Patent number: 8827557
    Abstract: An end-sealed packaging bag comprising a multilayer non-heat shrinkable film and an easy open lap seal is provided. The film comprises at least four layers, including an inner heat sealing layer, a contaminated layer, a barrier layer, and an outer heat sealing layer. The film, when formed into a bag, is defined by a front panel, and opposing back panel connected to one another by a pair of side gusset panels. The bag further comprises a peelable lap seal connecting the inner heat sealing layer to the outer heat sealing layer of the film. The bag further comprises a first end seal connecting the inner heat sealing layer on the front panel with the inner heat sealing layer on the back panel between the side gusset panels and proximate to the first end of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Curwood, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron J. Wallander
  • Publication number: 20140233872
    Abstract: A temporary storage container for providing temporary storage of odorous waste materials. The container has potential for particular application in pet litter and soiled diaper disposal. The container prevents liquids and solids from entering or exiting any area other than the designed entry and exit paths. The container has various sealable apertures that prevent the release of odorous gasses from the container when in a sealed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Piper Stark, Anne Stark
  • Publication number: 20140185962
    Abstract: A flexible, stackable, recloseable container for storing a quantity of products comprising a plurality of walls defined by a first sheet and a second sheet attached to at least a portion of the first sheet. The second sheet extends over at least three of the walls. The opposing container walls each have a sealed portion and one or more tucks, the tucks comprising a portion of the first sheet tucked toward the interior volume. A portion of the second sheet defines a recloseable feature located over an opening for reclosing the container. The second sheet includes a line of reduced strength at or adjacent at least a boundary adjacent the tucks and disposed between the opposing container walls each having the sealed portion and an adjacent container wall. The second sheet can include a hinge about which the recloseable feature pivots from closed position to open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: CLEAR LAM PACKAGING, INC.
    Inventors: James J. Sanfilippo, John E. Sanfilippo, Jeanne M. Skaggs, Francisco Javier Soria, Milorad Radenovic, Bohdan Wyslotsky, Paul Georgelos, Pat Montefusco, Roy Speer, Roman Forowycz
  • Patent number: 8709559
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging article for use in form-fill-seal, flow wrap and lidding. In particular, the invention concerns such an article sealed with a biodegradable film having a peel sealable coating thereon, and coated filmic lids for sealing polylactic acid (PLA) trays and specifically PLA trays used for packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Innovia Films, Ltd.
    Inventor: Florian Chapalain
  • Publication number: 20140105523
    Abstract: A woven laminated plastic bag having an easy access or re-sealable feature and methods for making the same are provided. In certain aspects the easy access or re-sealable feature is attached to the bag without the use of an adhesive. In various aspects the bag can be fabricated from woven polypropylene and/or polyethylene layer which can be laminated with a film layer, can form a pinch bottom bag, and can have one or both sides include graphics and/or printing. The bag in one embodiment can also provide a top end and/or a bottom end either or both of which provide one or more discrete areas which may each contain discrete graphics and/or printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Polytex Fibers Corporation
    Inventor: Jacobo Bazbaz
  • Patent number: 8684601
    Abstract: Apparatus 10 has breachable flow conduit 12 for discharging stored fluid 12F contained in storage chamber 10C out to the ambient. Chamber access region 10R is positioned proximate perimeter 10P of the apparatus. The breachable flow conduit is within the access region, and has an inner end 12C proximate the storage chamber and an outer end 12P proximate the perimeter of the apparatus. The flow conduit has outer pressed seal 14P between the outer end of the flow conduit and the perimeter of the apparatus. The flow conduit also has inner pressed seal 14C between the inner end of the flow conduit and the edge of the storage chamber. The flow conduit expands towards the perimeter of the apparatus under external pressure, typically applied by the consumer. The pressure causes the flow conduit to breach at the perimeter of the apparatus. The flow conduit also expands towards the storage chamber. The pressure causes the flow conduit to breach at the edge of the storage chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: PopPack, LLC
    Inventor: William S. Perell
  • Publication number: 20140079344
    Abstract: A bag includes an interior compartment defined by front, rear, side, bottom, and top panels. A collapsible pocket is disposed in the interior compartment and is defined by a vertical divider, a front wall, a rear wall, and a bottom wall. The vertical divider is disposed between the front and rear panels and is slidable relative to the front and rear panels. The front wall is adjacent an inside surface of the front panel and is attached at opposite ends thereof to the one of the side panels and the vertical divider. The rear wall is adjacent an inside surface of the rear panel and is attached at opposite ends thereof to the side panel and the vertical divider. The collapsible pocket includes an expanded configuration the divider is spaced from the side panel and a collapsed configuration wherein the vertical divider is disposed adjacent the side panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Luis Quehl, Darren Hulsey
  • BAG
    Publication number: 20140056545
    Abstract: A thermoplastic bag for storing food items may include a first sidewall and a second sidewall joined to the first sidewall to define an interior volume. The first and second sidewalls may be made from pliable thermoplastic material and may be joined together about their edges. To access the interior volume, the first and second top edges of the bag may remain un-joined to provide an opening. The bag may include a deformed portion. The deformed portion may cause some of the material to be offset or lie out of plane with respect to the material prior to deformation. The deformed portion may assist a user in grasping the top of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Theodore J. Fish, Kara Ferrari, Thomos P. Koziol
  • Publication number: 20140023299
    Abstract: A reclosable pouch includes an elongated closure mechanism, at a top portion of the pouch, capable of closing an opening of the pouch. The closure mechanism includes a male closure element having a base, a stem, and an engagement end, and a female closure element that has first and second spaced legs. The male closure element is constructed and arranged to engage the legs of the female closure element in order to close the opening of the pouch. The closure mechanism further includes a plurality of normal segments and a plurality of deformed segments, such that at least one of the male and female closure elements comprises an asymmetric deformation in each of the deformed segments. The asymmetric deformation creates at feast one of a clicking feel and a clicking sound when the male closure element engages the female closure element to close the opening of the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: William Douglas Price, Richard Dawkins
  • Publication number: 20140016884
    Abstract: A reclosable package for flood products had the following features: a cold seal formed between a first and a second sealing portion, in which the bonding force of the cold seal to the first and the second sealing portion is greater than the bonding force within the cold seal, so that the cold seal is separated and partly adheres to the first, and partly adheres to the second sealing portion when the seal is opened or, a seal with an initial opening force of 2, preferably 2.5, to a 4 N/15 mm, and opening forces for one or more re-closings of 0.5 to 2 N/15 mm, preferably 1 to 1.5 N/15 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Ron Exner, Olav Dagestad
  • Publication number: 20130341350
    Abstract: Packages for housing consumable products and methods of using same are provided. The packages may be customized, functional packages that are designed to prevent accidental spillage or leakage of a flowable consumable product housed therein when the package is opened or during consumption of the product from the package. In a general embodiment, flexible packages are provided and include a body defining a cavity for housing a flowable product, a channel for dispensing the flowable product from the cavity, and a releasable seal that blocks the channel under the application of light pressure, such as occurs during opening the package, but unblocks the channel under heavier pressure, such as occurs during consumption of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Marc MONTARRAS, Barry LONGSON
  • Publication number: 20130322790
    Abstract: A vented steam cooking package includes a container formed to include an interior region and a steam-venting system. The steam-venting system is formed in the package to vent steam from the interior region to atmosphere surrounding the package during heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: BERRY PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jau-Ming Su, Charisa Sofian, Paul Z. Wolak
  • Patent number: 8596867
    Abstract: A reclosable package for food products has the following features: a cold seal formed between a first and a second sealing portion, in which the bonding force of the cold seal to the first and the second sealing portion is greater than the bonding force within the cold seal, so that the cold seal is separated and partly adheres to the first, and partly adheres to the second sealing portion when the seal is opened, or a seal with an initial opening force of 2, preferably 2.5, to 4 N/15 mm, and opening forces for one or more re-closings of 0.5 to 2 N/15 mm, preferably 1 to 1.5 N/15 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Exner, Olav Dagestad
  • Publication number: 20130308882
    Abstract: A package for containing and dispensing a product is disclosed. The package has a first layer, a second layer, and at least a first seal zone where the first layer is joined to the second layer by a peelable seal. The first seal zone has an inner perimeter that defines an unsealed pouch area for containing the sheet product. A tab cut is defined in the first layer that divides the package into a package zone and a tab zone. A method and relevant manufacturing equipment are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: The Tapemark Company
    Inventor: Donald P. Fogle
  • Publication number: 20130308883
    Abstract: An exemplary reclosable bag includes a first ply joined to a second ply to define a main bag portion having a compartment and a product receiving opening. A reclosing flap is connected to the main bag portion and is spaced apart from the product receiving opening. A reclosing material and a release material are applied to the bag and are arranged such that the reclosing material releasably adheres to the release material. The reclosing flap is movable between a passive position and an active position. A bag opening zone formed in the main bag portion proximate the reclosing flap may be opened to create a product retrieval opening for retrieving a product from the compartment. The product is returned to the compartment through the product retrieval opening, and the compartment is reclosed by moving the reclosing flap from the passive position to the active position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Automated Packaging Systems
    Inventor: Rick Steven Wehrmann
  • Publication number: 20130279833
    Abstract: An end-sealed packaging bag comprising a multilayer non-heat shrinkable film and an easy open lap seal is provided. The film comprises at least four layers, including an inner heat sealing layer, a contaminated layer, a barrier layer, and an outer heat sealing layer. The film, when formed into a bag, is defined by a front panel, and opposing back panel connected to one another by a pair of side gusset panels. The bag further comprises a peelable lap seal connecting the inner heat sealing layer to the outer heat sealing layer of the film. The bag further comprises a first end seal connecting the inner heat sealing layer on the front panel with the inner heat sealing layer on the back panel between the side gusset panels and proximate to the first end of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Curwood, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron J. Wallander
  • Publication number: 20130272631
    Abstract: A peelable sealing structure includes a sealing layer and one or more optional additional layers. The peelable sealing structure includes a sealing surface that is formable into a peelable seal upon contact with a sealing substrate at all temperatures in a peelable seal temperature range. Moreover, the peelable sealing structure comprises a thermoplastic polymer and an additive dispersed within at least a portion of the thermoplastic polymer with the peelable sealing structure defining the sealing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Panagiotis Kinigakis, Kenneth Pokusa, Gary Albaum, Alexander Jones, Eric Frederickson
  • Patent number: 8540427
    Abstract: A package having a gusseted panel portion is depicted and described. The package generally includes opposing panel portions that at least partially define an interior cavity or compartment therebetween that is accessible through an access device. The gusseted panel portion provides a material impact barrier within the interior cavity or compartment of the package to assist in protecting the access device from the impact or load of material contents within the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Steele
  • Patent number: 8528867
    Abstract: An apparatus including a bag is disclosed. The bag includes a first panel, a second panel, a first fastener located on the first panel, and a second fastener located on the second panel. The bag is able to move between an open position and a closed position. In the closed position, the first fastener is releasably secured to the second fastener. In the open position, the first fastener is not in contact with the second fastener. Some embodiments also include a bag stand and a catch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Robert A Carmo
  • Patent number: 8523441
    Abstract: A package of flexible material, particularly suitable to contain sterilizable food products, has a parallelepiped box shape with a base or bottom wall (2), a top wall (3), a front wall (4), a back wall (5) and two side walls (6, 7), an opening (8) closed by a peelable patch (9) sealed along a track (20) disposed astride the peripheral edge of the opening (8) being provided on the top wall (3), a respective peripheral edge (10) protruding from the base (2) and from the top wall (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Goglio S.p.A.
    Inventors: Franco Goglio, Giorgio Bottini, Roberto Galbasini
  • Publication number: 20130209628
    Abstract: Food packaging of the present invention is particularly adapted for microwave, conventional oven, stove top and boiler cooking techniques and includes an integral pocket or trap compartment for receiving fluids created by the cooking process, such as grease. Embodiments include a compartment for cooking food products therein with the addition of water or other fluids, wherein the water or other fluids are drained from the food products and removed from the food packaging after cooking the food products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Alan S. Turover, Antim G. Straus
  • Patent number: 8485356
    Abstract: A method for remotely applying a force to a tether affixed to a sterilizing swab package to open the package for use of a swab disposed therein. The method may be applied to sterilizing a septum of a vial disposed within a bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Intra Vena, LLC
    Inventors: Gale H. Thorne, Jr., Kendall P. Thorne
  • Patent number: 8485727
    Abstract: A multiple chamber container for separately storing components of a parenteral nutritional formulation is provided. The multiple chamber container may include frangible barriers, preferably peelable seals separating the chambers from each other. The container preferably facilitates the selective activation of the peelable seals to permit the admixing of less than all the separately stored components. The container may include a chamber positioned at each of the opposite lateral ends of the container and at least one additional chamber between the lateral chambers. The at least one additional chamber may have a longitudinal length substantially less than the longitudinal length of at least one of the lateral chambers. This configuration allows for selective opening of the seals since when rolling the container from the top avoids pressurizing the at least one additional chamber and inadvertent activation of a seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Jean Luc Trouilly, Freddy Desbrosses, Denis Bonnot, Christian Melin
  • Publication number: 20130118134
    Abstract: A package and method for opening the package are disclosed. The package includes a first film (11) and a second film (12) forming an enclosure and at least one tab area (16) and defining a package periphery (18), the enclosure defining an interior volume configured to receive a product. The package further includes first and second breachable bubbles (20, 22) formed within first and second tab portions (24, 26) of the at least one tab area (16). Upon application of pressure by a user, the first and second breachable bubbles (20, 22) breach. The package may be alternated between a first position, wherein the first tab portion (24) and the second tab portion (26) are substantially sealed from each other to facilitate breaching, and a second position, wherein the first tab portion (24) and the second tab portion (26) are in fluid communication with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: William S. Perell, Leif B. Sorensen, Irving Rappaport
  • Patent number: 8440293
    Abstract: A laminated tape includes: an adhesive material layer; a first polyolefin layer provided on one side of the adhesive material layer; and a second polyolefin layer provided on the other side of the adhesive material layer. The laminated tape is sandwiched between opposing base films of a packaging body to be welded. The polyolefin used for the first polyolefin layer and the second polyolefin layer is of the same type. The thickness of the respective layers of the laminated tape is preferably defined so that the thickness of the first polyolefin layer and the adhesive material layer is 30 ?m or more and the thickness of the second polyolefin layer is less than 30 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Idemitsu Unitech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuro Yasuike
  • Patent number: 8398306
    Abstract: A reclosable flexible package having a reclosable closure comprising easy-to-use adhesive securement means in combination with non-reclosable closures provided above and below the reclosable closure. The package provides a re-openable seal for reclosing the bag upon a partial discharge of the contents thereof, such as food contents. The flexible package offers manufacturing ease and cost-savings, and tamper-resistance. The flexible package also may be incorporated into a bag-in-box package configuration. Methods of making and filling the package also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Panagiotis Kinigakis, Kenneth C. Pokusa
  • Patent number: 8328017
    Abstract: Breachable product container 10 is formed by first lamina 10B and opposed second lamina 10C selectively pressed together. Perimeter seal 10S extends around the perimeter of the container. Product chamber 12P and inflatable breaching bubble 12 are between the selectively pressed opposed laminae, within the perimeter seal. Product 16 is contained within the product chamber. Inner divider 14D extends between the product chamber and the breaching bubble. Transfer passage 14 through the inner divider permits inflation of the breaching bubble in response to moderate pressure applied to the product chamber during an extended inflation period. Breaching edge 12E forms part of the perimeter seal around the breaching bubble. The breaching edge provides an edge breach by separating the opposed laminae along the breaching edge in response to substantial pressure applied to the breaching bubble during a brief breaching period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: PopPack, LLC
    Inventor: William S. Perell
  • Patent number: 8292076
    Abstract: A sealed foil pouch has a textured opening flange and includes first and second foil sheets having opposing inner surfaces joined together by a seal for defining a sealed area of the pouch located inside the seal and an unsealed area of the pouch located outside the seal. The sealed pouch includes a textured opening flange located adjacent an edge of the pouch for peeling the first and second foil sheets away from one another for breaking the seal and opening the sealed pouch. The textured opening flange is located within the unsealed area of the pouch and includes at least one roughened surface formed on at least one of the first and second sheets. A leg of the seal passes through the textured opening flange. The roughened surface makes it easier to break the leg of the seal for pulling the sheets apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Denise Marie Dacey
  • Patent number: 8282613
    Abstract: A disposable urine bag is provided. The bag includes an upper delimiting edge, a lower delimiting edge and lateral delimiting edges defining a space in the bag. The lower delimiting edge includes a drain valve, whose first drain mouthing in a first hollow element communicates with the space in the bag, and whose second mouthing in a second element is situated outside the delimiting edges of the bag. The drain valve is a disposable valve including a seal between the first and the second element and at least one indicator situated in the area of the seal. A disposable urine bag is provided whereby the drain valve seal may be broken without using significant finger strength and without a risk of the user being soiled with urine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Unomedical A/S
    Inventor: Bjarne Lasse Christensen
  • Patent number: 8277121
    Abstract: A bag construction filled with dispersible material. The bag construction has first and second panel sections, first and second side gusset sections and a bottom gusset panel section. The various panel sections are fastened together to form a generally rectangle shape with a flat bottom. The bottom gusset panel section has one or more distribution apertures in it. A removable panel layer is provided for covering the one or more apertures. When the removable panel layer is removed, the bag can be held so that the dispersible material disperses through the apertures as appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Ampac Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Gary Michael Bell, Hiroyuki Takigawa
  • Patent number: 8251971
    Abstract: A self standing bag having two side wall sheets and a bottom sheet. To flatten the bag, the bottom sheet is sandwiched between the two side wall sheets and symmetrically folded along a line parallel to its bottom edge, separating the bag into a four-layer part and a two-layer part. In the two-layer part, the bag includes first sloped sealing lines extending between a first two points on the top edges of the side wall sheets and spaced from the vertical side wall edges by a first distance, to a second two points spaced from the vertical edges of the side wall sheets by a second distance less than the first distance. The four-layer part includes second sloped sealing lines extending between the second two points and a third two points on the bottom edges of the side wall sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Graf, Paul Gastauer, Philippe Laffay, Francois Dumont D'Ayot, Pascal Lengrand, Bertrand Thibault
  • Patent number: 8251217
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pouch for containing a product. The pouch comprises a first wall and a second wall which are sealed together in sealed regions. The sealed regions substantially surround a compartment portion within which a product can be located. The pouch includes a tear initiating weakness located away from an edge of the pouch, the tear initiating weakness comprising an elongate weakness which extends along a first axis such that a user can fold the pouch across the tear initiating weakness and initiate a tear from the folded edge substantially along the first axis, the pouch further comprises at least one tear guiding weakness, said tear guiding weakness extending along a second axis transverse to the first axis such that a tear extending substantially along the first axis will meet the at least one tear guiding weakness and be guided along the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: David Hemmerlin, Francis Lovell, Isabelle Suire
  • Patent number: 8231272
    Abstract: A package made of a flexible material for containing liquid, viscous, pasty, granular or powdered products has a supporting base from which rise two opposite side walls joined to the perimeter of the base and joined to each other along the side edges. Each side wall includes an upper flap joined thereto by a fold line. The package also includes a top wall joined peripherally to the upper flaps of the sidewalls and a peelable closure in at least one portion of the perimeter of the top wall joined to the upper flaps of the sidewalls. The peelable closure is destined to be opened so as to form an opening for discharging the product. On the top wall there are provided gripping elements adapted to be gripped and raised by the user so as to cause the separation of the peelable closure to create the opening for discharging the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Goglio S.p.A.
    Inventors: Franco Goglio, Giorgio Bottini
  • Patent number: RE44458
    Abstract: Breaching access structure 10S provides easy access to sealed interior 10I containing contents 10C. Access region 12A proximate edge 12E of package 10, provides entrance into the interior and access to the contents. Band seal 14 formed by upper lamina 14U and lower lamina 14L extends along the access region, enclosing breaching bubble 16. The band seal has inner seal portion 14I between the bubble and the interior, and outer seal portion 14O between the bubble and edge 12E of the package. The bubble is expandable to open the package in response to bursting detonator 18. The detonator is burst by external pressure applied by a user. Opposed pair of peel flaps, upper flap 16U and lower flap 16L, are formed by the opposed laminae of the outer seal along the edge breach as the bubble breaches. These small initial flaps are grasped by the user and manually peeled apart to initiate opening the band seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: William Simon Perell