Adhesive Bond Patents (Class 383/211)
  • Patent number: 10287063
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to plastic or polymeric container with reclosable zippers which make the package child-resistant. In one typical embodiment, this is achieved by a zipper with a high internal opening force and a low external opening force, wherein three flanges are sealed to the bag walls, and one external flange is left unsealed. In order to encounter the low external opening force, the user must grab the unsealed external flange while applying an external opening force to the zipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Jose Manuel Septien Rojas, Lars Wihlborg, Charles Greco, Jeffry Mauro, Glyn Russell
  • Patent number: 10137655
    Abstract: The invention relates to a resealable package (1, 1?, 1?), comprising a package body (2) having a first side wall (4), a second side wall (6) opposite the first side wall (4), an openable top end (8) and a closed bottom end (10), wherein a portion (12) of the first side wall (4) protrudes beyond the second side wall (6) at the top end (8) in a direction from the bottom end (10) to the top end (8), and a closure element (18) which is releasably adhered to an inner surface (14) of the portion (12) of the first side wall (4) which protrudes beyond the second side wall (6) and the second side wall (6) so as to close the top end (8), Upon removal of the closure element (18) from the package body (2), a resealable adhesive arrangement (20, 22; 23; 25) is exposed so as to allow the inner surface (14) of the portion (12) of the first side wall (4) which protrudes beyond the second side wall (6) and an outer surface (16) of the second side wall (6) to be resealably adhered to one another in a position to close the top
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KRAFT FOODS R&D, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald H. Exner, Christopher W. Dunkle, Jo-Ann Clark, Adam Lloyd
  • Patent number: 9533813
    Abstract: A re-closable, stand-up package with a tamper-evident opening system. Production of the package originates from only two feed rolls. One roll is a flexible film web and the other is an adhesive tape. A reclosing layer is constructed from a strip of web material taken from a side of the feed roll and a length of the tape. The strip portion of the closure layer is perforated along tear lines which define a package opening. The tape and the strip are then adhesively joined so that they partially overlap vertically. The closure layer is then applied to the web over a slit in the front panel forming a re-closable primary opening. A gusset fold at the bottom of the package permits the package to be free-standing vertically upright. Contents of the package can be dispensed only after rupture of the closure layer strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Sealstrip Corporation
    Inventor: Rachel P Conrad
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150063728
    Abstract: A flexible packaging bag is closed at one end by means of a header having a removable outer header portion and an inner header portion (16A) both of which are sealed. The seal in the inner header portion is peelable. An elliptical aperture is defined in the outer header portion. The aperture is dimensioned to enable the insertion of one or more fingers and is offset proximal to a first side edge of the outer header portion. The aperture is used to suspend the bag from a display hook at an angle and can be grasped as an aid to tearing when removing the outer header portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Wright Dunkle, Jo-Ann Clark, Adam Lloyd
  • Patent number: 8951591
    Abstract: A resealable closure for packages is provided which has a package integrity feature. The closure includes a two-ply material having an inner film layer and an outer film layer, forming a top of container. The outer film layer has a sealing panel completely covering a first panel and a second panel of the inner film layer. The sealing panel is permanently attached to the first panel and is releasably affixed a portion of the inner film layer around the perimeter of the first panel to form an opening in the top when the sealing panel with affixed first panel is peeled back from the top. The sealing panel is resealable against the top to seal the opening when the sealing panel is moved back against the top. The package integrity feature comprises the second panel of the inner layer which separates from the sealing panel to indicate that the container has been previously opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Carole Anne Vogt, Gladys Odette Moncayo, Jeffrey Thomas Weber, Elizabeth A. McDermott, Douglas H. Philipsen
  • Publication number: 20150016756
    Abstract: Packaging (10) comprising a wrapper of flexible material (14) folded about a product (12) into a sleeve with opposed longitudinal side edge regions overlapping and sealed together to form a longitudinal seal, the ends of the sleeve being closed by transverse end seals (24, 26). An opening arrangement comprises an aperture in a main body (28) of the wrapper adjacent one of the end seals (24). The wrapper has a flap portion (32) integrally formed with the main body for closing the aperture. The flap portion includes an opening tab portion (62) located at least partially within or on said one end seal (24) that can be grasped by a user to initiate opening of the package. The flap portion (32) may be bonded to the main body (28) by means of a peelable and re-sealable adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew Down, Simon Bradbury
  • Publication number: 20150016758
    Abstract: A reclosable bag (1) made of a paper-plastic laminate, having a rear side (8) and upper and lower heat-sealed edges (3, 4), comprises an external layer (5) made of paper and an inner polymeric lining film (7). A rear window (9) closed by the inner polymeric lining film (7) is formed in the external paper layer (5) on the rear side (8) of the bag (1). An easy open adhesive label (10) is permanently attached through a first portion (11) thereof on the external paper layer (5) of the upper edge (3) of the bag (1), and through a second portion (12) thereof releasably on the internal polymeric lining film (7) that closes the rear window (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: RUMMO S.p.A.
    Inventor: Cosimo Rummo
  • Publication number: 20140376836
    Abstract: A re-sealable package and method which includes roll stock, a pressure sensitive label and a release member. The re-sealable package includes an outer layer laminated to an inner sealant layer. The pressure sensitive label has a first preselected shape and includes a pressure sensitive adhesive on one side. The side having the pressure sensitive layer is adhered to the inner sealant layer of the roll stock. The release member is formed in the outer layer, the release member having a second preselected shape which is smaller than the first preselected shape of the pressure sensitive label. As the release member is lifted from the pressure sensitive label, an area of the pressure sensitive adhesive is exposed to allow portions of the package to be removably adhered to the area of pressure sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: William C. SCHIEBER
  • Patent number: 8899836
    Abstract: The invention relates to a side gusseted bag 1,21 made of flexible material, wherein two opposing main walls 2,23 are connected at adjacent long sides 5,6 by at least one (first) side gusseted wall 4,22 that can be folded between the main walls 2,23 and comprise an opening at the top side that can be connected to a resealable closure 7,24 made of at least a pair of opposing closure elements 8,26 mounted on one or the other of the main walls 2,23, wherein the closure elements 7,24 are not fixed to each other at the ends thereof above the side gusseted wall in the opened state of the closure element, and the side gusseted wall 4,22 can be unfolded outward at the top side, designed in the sense of a good storage and transport closure, simultaneously retaining the potential for simple and wide opening and sufficient closure, such that the side gusseted wall 4,22 is separably fixed in a folded position between the main walls 2,23 before it is first opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Johannes Wedi, Rudolf Haimerl, Peter Strübbe
  • 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: 8889205
    Abstract: A resealable package integrity closure includes a film layer forming a top of a container and a flap defining an access opening. A sealing panel completely covers the flap of the film layer. A releasable adhesive is provided on either or both the film layer and the sealing panel for adhering the sealing panel to the film layer. The sealing panel is releasable from the film layer by pulling the sealing panel back in a peeling direction and reclosable against the top to seal the access opening when the sealing panel is moved back against the top. A coating of transferable material is provided on either the sealing panel or on the film layer, which is transferable therebetween to provide a visual indication that the closure has been previously opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Gladys Odette Sierra-Gomez, Ron Exner, Olav Dagestad, Alexis Julian Gracia-Lugo
  • Publication number: 20140314339
    Abstract: A resealable package integrity closure includes a lamination of films comprising a layer forming a top of container and having a scored flap defining an access opening to gain access to the contents of the container. The score that defines the opening flap cuts only into the outer layer of the film lamination and not through the sealing layer of film. A pressure-sensitive label functions as a sealing panel which completely covers the flap of the laminated film layer. A releasable adhesive is provided a pressure sensitive label that is applied over the film layer forming the top of the container. The pressure-sensitive label provides a sealing panel which is releasable from the film layer outside the perimeter of the score by peeling back the sealing panel. After opening the flap, the sealing panel of the pressure-sensitive label is reclosable against the top to seal the access opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Richard V. Docherty
  • Publication number: 20140301675
    Abstract: To provide a particularly easy to-use packaging, the packaging according to the invention comprises a first side panel and a second side panel, wherein the first and the second side panel form an opening of an interior of the packaging for receiving the product, a flap, which is arranged at the first side panel and comprises a recess that is configured to receive a finger, at least one spreading element for spreading the opening, and one coupling element configured to close the opening, wherein the coupling element is arranged on an outer side of the flap and/or the first side panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Jan-Niklas KELTSCH
  • Publication number: 20140301676
    Abstract: A package reclosing strip includes an adhesive layer that extends the full width of a flexible film strip. Formation of a dry edge on the strip, suitable for grasping by the user, is accomplished either by adhering a strip of material such as a dry tape or by the application of a liquid overcoating which chemically deadens the adhesive. The dry edge tape material is preferably made of mono-oriented polypropylene. The film strip is substantially transparent and includes graphics on the underside, beneath the adhesive coating. The graphics show through the film strip, providing visibility of the graphics from the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Josephine Anne Forman
  • Publication number: 20140286597
    Abstract: An easy-open and reclosable package includes a pouch including a discrete laminate including a tape including a base strip coated with a pressure sensitive adhesive, and a panel section having a die cut defining a die cut segment, the panel section adhered by the PSA to the base strip; the panel section anchored to a first side panel; the second surface of the base strip anchored to the inner surface of a second side panel; and a product in the pouch. The die cut segment is so arranged with respect to the pressure sensitive adhesive that when the package is opened, the package can be reclosed by adhering the pressure sensitive adhesive to the first side panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew W. Moehlenbrock
  • Publication number: 20140270599
    Abstract: A connection mechanism including a plurality of microstructure features. The connection mechanism includes a first strip, with a plurality of protrusions extending from the first strip, and a second strip, with a plurality of protrusions extending from the second strip. The protrusions define grooves between adjacent protrusions. A pressure sensitive adhesive is provided in at least some of the grooves. When the first and second strips are brought together, the protrusions from one strip are received in the grooves of the other, and some of the protrusions contact the pressure sensitive adhesive, thereby connecting the first and second strips. The connection mechanism can be used as a closure mechanism for a plastic storage bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Hootan Farhat, Mark Somers, Xinhua Li, Brian Mayers, Olivier Schueller
  • Publication number: 20140254960
    Abstract: A storage bag includes a body having a top opening, a first fitting portion and a second fitting portion disposed in the vicinity of the opening of the body, an adhesive portion disposed on an inner surface of the body in the vicinity of the first fitting portion, the adhesive portion being configured to seal the body, and a release sheet detachably adhering to the adhesive portion, the release sheet protecting the adhesive portion, and the release sheet covers at least one of the first fitting portion and the second fitting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi TANAIKE, Takayuki KISHIBUCHI
  • Patent number: 8783950
    Abstract: Providing a packaging body and a film made of resin (a resin-made film) used therefor that can store the remaining contents even after a part of the contents is taken out, wherein the packaging body is easily openable and closable without providing a zipper, has a storage property equal to that of a body provided with a zipper, and can be manufactured at a low cost. The resin-made film is constructed with at least an outer layer 6, an inner layer 7, and an adhesive layer 8 in the middle thereof formed by applying an adhesive onto the outer layer 6 and/or the inner layer 7; the adhesive is releasable and re-adherable; and at least a part of the adhesive layer 8 is formed by a combination of an adhesive part 8b where said adhesive is continuously applied and a non-adhesive part 8a where said adhesive is discontinuously applied or a non-adhesive part 8c where the adhesive is not applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Packs Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichi Hagino
  • Publication number: 20140147058
    Abstract: A garbage bag has a bag having an open top area. A plurality of ring members is formed in an interior of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Ernesto Magana
  • Patent number: 8722122
    Abstract: A resealable closure for packages is provided which has a package integrity feature. The closure includes a two-ply material having an inner film layer and an outer film layer, forming a top of container. The outer film layer has a sealing panel completely covering a first panel and a second panel of the inner film layer. The sealing panel is permanently attached to the first panel and is releasably affixed a portion of the inner film layer around the perimeter of the first panel to form an opening in the top when the sealing panel with affixed first panel is peeled back from the top. The sealing panel is resealable against the top to seal the opening when the sealing panel is moved back against the top. The package integrity feature comprises the second panel of the inner layer which separates from the sealing panel to indicate that the container has been previously opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Carole Anne Vogt, Gladys Odette Moncayo, Jeffrey Thomas Weber, Elizabeth A. McDermott, Douglas H. Philipsen
  • 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: 20140079343
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a reclosable flexible film package with a flexible film having a folded edge, at least two opposing free edges, and at least a front panel and a back panel. The front and back panels define an interior space. The flexible film package also may have a score in the flexible film of the front panel forming a flap that defines an opening when the flap is moved upward, toward the folded edge and a label extending uninterrupted from edge to edge of the at least two opposing free edges, the label being attached on the film by pressure sensitive adhesive, and extending beyond the score on the front panel to reseal the package opening defined by the flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Deborah A. Lyzenga, Jeffrey T. Weber, James Anthony Glydon, Evan Michael Ziolkowski
  • Publication number: 20140020342
    Abstract: The present invention provides a recyclable multi-purpose bag. In one embodiment, the bag comprises an enclosure having a body member defining a first opening, a second opening, and an end member enclosing the second opening, wherein the body member comprises at least one perforated portion defining an interior portion, wherein the perforated portion is structured such that the interior portion can be at least partially removed to define a handle. The first opening of the bag is structured to be sealed after filling the bag with the debris. Further, the bag comprises a first cohesive layer applied to a first portion of the body member and a second cohesive layer applied to a second portion of the body member, wherein the first cohesive layer and the second cohesive layer are structured to bond when the first and second cohesive layers contact one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Henry James Bellingham, IV, Eric Hardinge Langsam, Philip Arthur Wilheit
  • 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: 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: 20130277392
    Abstract: This relates to a food dispensing bag that can accept food through a first opening and dispense food out of a second opening. The first opening can be unsealed to permit food being loaded into the bag and subsequently sealed for storage of the food in the bag. During the loading of the food into the bag and storage of the food in the bag, the second opening can remain sealed; Once a user desires to dispense the food from the bag, the user can unseal the second opening and squeeze the bag to dispense the food out of the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Charles Edward Dominguez
  • Patent number: 8545099
    Abstract: A flexible packaging laminate formed by an outer structure joined to an inner structure. Score lines are formed in both structures to form a flap that is lifted to open the package. The score line through the outer structure defines a larger opening than the score line through the inner structure, such that a marginal region of the outer structure extends beyond the edge of the opening portion of the inner structure. A pressure-sensitive adhesive is used to re-adhere the marginal region to an underlying surface of the inner structure adjacent the opening through the laminate. The outer score line includes at least one tab having one end integrally joined to an outer edge of the flap and an opposite end anchored to a portion of the outer structure spaced from the outer edge, the tab being torn through upon initial creation of the opening through the flexible packaging laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Davis, Scott William Huffer
  • Patent number: 8545100
    Abstract: A pouch comprising a first panel comprising a first flap having an interior and a second panel comprising a second flap having an interior. The second panel is attached to the first panel and portions of the first panel and the second panel define a chamber and an outlet. The pouch further comprises a strip removably attached to a portion of the interior of the first flap and a portion of the interior of the second flap and covering the outlet formed by the first panel and the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Yukihiro Urushidani
  • Publication number: 20130202231
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-layered composite bag used to store bulk type products such as pet food, seeds, fertilizer, cereals, grains, charcoal, sand, gravel, and other bulk products, including without limitation bulk products intended for human and non-human consumption, and provides a more efficient manufacturing process than using a paper/plastic structure. The present invention provides a bag comprising a middle layer of woven mesh tubing to which an outer layer of solid plastic film is adhered using polypropylene or other polylaminates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: COATING EXCELLENCE INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventor: COATING EXCELLENCE INTERNATIONAL LLC
  • Publication number: 20130165887
    Abstract: Packages for containing consumer goods are disclosed. The consumer goods may be disposable, durable or semi-durable. Absorbent article is one class of disposable articles that may be contained by packages. The packages comprise an opening that is covered by an overlabel. The overlabel is at least partially peeled off of the package so that articles contained within the package can be removed through the now exposed opening. In some embodiments, the package can be reclosed by covering the opening with the overlabel. A consumer may wish to dispose of a used article by placing the article back into the package via the opening and re-adhering the overlabel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130094791
    Abstract: The building insulation system includes a reflective, non-porous bag filled with thermal insulation material. The covering of the bag is made from reflective polymeric facer or plastic, which facilitates reflection of thermal energy radiation. The reflective non-porous bag provides a thermal barrier for conduction, convection and radiation aspects of thermal energy transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: MARK A. ASPENSON, JOHN G. CONNELL
  • Patent number: 8408792
    Abstract: A resealable closure for a container in which package integrity is indicated by a structure which breaks and/or produces an audible sound when the resealable closure is opened for a first time. The package integrity feature, in one form includes at least one strip initially affixed to two portions which comprise the resealable closure so that upon opening the resealable closure for a first time, at least one of the strips breaks, thereby producing the audible sound. The strips may include a weakened portion such as a narrowing. Integrity of the package is indicated by an intact strip viewable upon opening the resealable closure and conversely, a broken or non-intact strip would indicate that the resealable closure has been previously opened. Package integrity may also be shown by a movable second panel or movable die cut tab portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Carole A. Cole, Jeffrey Thomas Weber
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130064477
    Abstract: A resealable closure for packages is provided which has a package integrity feature. The closure includes a two-ply material having an inner film layer and an outer film layer, forming a top of container. The outer film layer has a sealing panel completely covering a first panel and a second panel of the inner film layer. The sealing panel is permanently attached to the first panel and is releasably affixed a portion of the inner film layer around the perimeter of the first panel to form an opening in the top when the sealing panel with affixed first panel is peeled back from the top. The sealing panel is resealable against the top to seal the opening when the sealing panel is moved back against the top. The package integrity feature comprises the second panel of the inner layer which separates from the sealing panel to indicate that the container has been previously opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Carole Anne Vogt, Gladys Odette Sierra-Gomez, Jeffrey Thomas Weber, Elizabeth A. McDermott, Douglas H. Philipsen
  • Patent number: 8394446
    Abstract: Methods of incorporating an antioxidant into a medical device including a polymer are described, and methods of packaging medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Ni Ding
  • Publication number: 20130029553
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilayer structure that comprises a heat sealable layer comprising amorphous polyethylene terephthalate with a melting point greater than 200° C., a pressure sensitive adhesive and at least one tie layer encapsulating the pressure sensitive adhesive. The structure can be coextruded without degrading the pressure sensitive adhesive. Also disclosed is a reclosable package comprising the structure and methods to make such structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Yves M. Trouilhet, Jacques Roulin
  • Patent number: 8360643
    Abstract: A package formed of a package material comprising a heat-sealable inner layer, an outer layer, and a pressure-sensitive adhesive disposed between the inner layer and the outer layer. The package may include a gusset with a center fold that divides the gusset into a first folded portion and a second folded portion. The package may further include a transverse heat-seal region extending across the gusset whereby the first folded portion is sealed to itself by mating surfaces of the heat-sealable inner layer and the second folded portion is sealed to itself by mating surfaces of the heat-sealable inner layer. The package may also include a patterned die cut formed in the heat-sealable inner layer, wherein at least a portion of the patterned die cut is adjacent to the transverse heat-seal region of the gusset so as to allow a portion of the inner layer to delaminate and expose a portion of the pressure-sensitive adhesive when the center fold is unfolded and the resealable pour spout is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Printpack Illinois, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Komro, Nathan Franklin, Edward J. Cigallio
  • Publication number: 20130011527
    Abstract: Resealable packaging for food products is provided with a flexible container having a top, bottom and side faces, a container aperture having lateral edges extending within the top face, and a flexible closure flap covered of repositionable adhesive on the lateral margins, which are peelable from a closed position in which they adhere around the aperture. The container having a supporting insert including a frame extending along the side faces and having a lower peripheral edge laying against the bottom face of the container. The frame may include foot portions and may have a top peripheral edge situated adjacent the top face and may have head portions between which two top panels extend. The insert covers the inner face of the container in the area on which the lateral margins adhere, to support it during the resealing. A method of manufacturing is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Eddy Renders, Peter Looymans
  • Publication number: 20120321229
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bag pack (10) with an opening portion which is intended to be used for opening the pack (10) or at which the pack (10) has already been opened, wherein the pack (10) comprises at least one laminate bag side (12), which is formed from a laminate which comprises at least one outer layer, arranged on an outer bag side, an inner layer, arranged on an inner bag side, and an adhesive-bonding layer arranged between the outer layer and the inner layer, wherein the at least one laminate bag side (12) has formed in it a release portion (18) in which a predetermined release region (28) of the outer layer, together with the adhesive-bonding layer, can be released from the inner layer to expose an adhesive surface of the adhesive-bonding layer which is directed away from the outer layer, wherein the release portion (18) differs from the opening portion, and therefore the release portion (18) of the laminate bag side (12) is, and remains, closed, when used as intended, by way of at least
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Huhtamaki ronsberg ZN der Huhtamaki Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Agata Surdziel, Agnes Mannel, Nils Walters, Roberto Pesce, Manfred Marz
  • Patent number: 8333511
    Abstract: An at least two-layer label for opening and closing flexible packages provided with a pre-cut opening closable with a cover, having a base label provided with a first adhesive layer having a weakened cut-off area which is placed over the pre-cut opening, and a covering label whose lower part is provided with a second adhesive layer by which it is adhered to the base label; the adhesive strength of the base label to the package being greater than the adhesive strength of the covering label to the base label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Bandfix AG
    Inventors: Elke Rutzinger, Thomas Scheubner
  • Publication number: 20120314979
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a bag with one or more easy open features, which in certain embodiments are reclosable. Methods of making such bags are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Polytex Fibers Corporation
    Inventor: Heine Heininga
  • Patent number: 8308363
    Abstract: A resealable closure for packages is provided which has a package integrity feature. The closure includes a two-ply material having an inner film layer and an outer film layer, forming a top of container. The outer film layer has a sealing panel completely covering a first panel and a second panel of the inner film layer. The sealing panel is permanently attached to the first panel and is releasably affixed a portion of the inner film layer around the perimeter of the first panel to form an opening in the top when the sealing panel with affixed first panel is peeled back from the top. The sealing panel is resealable against the top to seal the opening when the sealing panel is moved back against the top. The package integrity feature comprises the second panel of the inner layer which separates from the sealing panel to indicate that the container has been previously opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Carole Anne Vogt, Gladys Odette Sierra-Gomez, Jeffrey Thomas Weber, Elizabeth A. McDermott, Douglas H. Philipsen
  • Patent number: 8297841
    Abstract: A flexible package is defined by an inner package layer and a surrounding outer package layer. The inner and outer layers define a tubular body and opposing end portions. A first region of weakness is provided within the outer package layer and is spaced from one end of the package. The region of weakness within the outer packaging layer forms an opening mechanism for the outer layer to expose the inner packaging layer. A second region of weakness is provided within the inner package layer and is spaced from the end of the inner package. The second region of weakness positioned offset from the first region of weakness, to permit the two opening mechanism to be separately activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Bosman, Scott Huffer
  • Publication number: 20120224795
    Abstract: An easy-open and reclosable package includes a pouch including a discrete laminate including a tape including a base strip coated with a pressure sensitive adhesive, and a panel section having a die cut defining a die cut segment, the panel section adhered by the PSA to the base strip; the panel section anchored to a first side panel; the second surface of the base strip anchored to the inner surface of a second side panel; and a product in the pouch. The die cut segment is so arranged with respect to the pressure sensitive adhesive that when the package is opened, the package can be reclosed by adhering the pressure sensitive adhesive to the first side panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: CRYOVAC, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew W. Moehlenbrock
  • Patent number: 8240546
    Abstract: Flow-wrap packaging having a longitudinal sealed seam and two transverse sealed seams, at least the longitudinal sealed seam being spaced apart from the associated longitudinal edge of the packaging, wherein a device for indicating whether the packaging has already been opened (seal guarantee) is arranged at at least one point between the longitudinal sealed seam and the longitudinal edge ,that is to say at at least one point on the longitudinal edge strips of the packaging defined by the longitudinal sealed seam and the longitudinal edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Huhtamaki Ronsberg, Zweigniederlassung der Huhtamaki Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Friebe, Matthias Schraegle
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120183241
    Abstract: An adhesive clamp for reclosing a packaging bag, the adhesive clamp comprises a tape having one side of the tape coated with an adhesive substance and a clamping strip of foldable non-elastic material attached to the adhesive side of the tape and where the tape is wider and longer than the clamping strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Ron Linnewiel
  • Publication number: 20120180434
    Abstract: A flexible bag for protecting luggage includes a bag that can secure the luggage, then be opened to allow for removal and inspection, then allow for reinsertion of the luggage, and finally be re-secured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Russ Snyder, Lance Swenson, Gary Hangsleben, JR., Bruce Ancel