Packaged Or Wrapped Product Patents (Class 426/106)
  • Patent number: 10239676
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to compositions and film structures suitable for heat seal production. The heat sealable flexible film structure includes: a layer (A) comprising a blend comprising from 35 to 80 percent by weight of the layer (A) of a propylene based plastomer or elastomer (“PBPE”) and from 20 to 65 percent by weight of the layer (A) of a low density polyethylene having a density in the range of from 0.915 g/cm3 to 0.935 g/cm3, wherein the blend has a melt index (as determined according to ASTM D 1238 (at 190° C./2.16 Kg); a layer (B), adjacent to layer (A), comprising a polyolefin-based polymer, wherein the polymer or polymer blend which makes up layer (B) flows more easily than the blend of layer (A) under conditions intended for making a hard seal with the film structure; and an outermost layer (C) comprising a material having a melting point greater than 140° C.; wherein the ratio of the thickness of layer (B) to the thickness of layer (A) is 3:1 or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Chuan Yar Lai, Kurt Brunner, Jozef J.i. Van Dun, Nicolas C. Mazzola, Maria Isabel Arroyo Villan
  • Patent number: 10159202
    Abstract: There is provided a medium for plant cultivation comprising an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer chip. An ethylene content of ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer included in the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer chip is preferably 20 to 60 mol %. In addition, a water content in the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer chip is preferably 20 to 300 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer. As a result, it is possible to provide a medium for plant cultivation, which is capable of being used instead of the soil or rock wools, and with which it is possible to sufficiently grow crop plants, to have excellent recyclability, to facilitate a process for disposal the medium, and to have a small environmental burden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyo Nishimura, Takashi Wakui
  • Patent number: 10130108
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for enhancing the product quality and product safety of meat or foodstuffs of animal or vegetable origin by means of selective pressure and temperature treatment. According to the invention, fresh or warm meat of any form is packed in portions using a film container which has recoil abilities and therefore any liquid possibly escaping from the packed product distributes itself uniformly over the surface of the product. The packed portions are then placed in a container-like treatment device which has, mounted on the surfaces coming into contact with the product, a plurality of cushions, tubes or similarly elastic structures to which a pressure and temperature control medium may be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FÜR LEBENSMITTELTECHNIK E.V., TRITON GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Heinz, Fritz Kortschack
  • Patent number: 9795682
    Abstract: A composite vinegar infused juice blend includes juice blend, including natural fruit and/or vegetable juices; and vinegar composition, including coconut vinegar; and apple cider vinegar. A beetroot based juice blend includes beet juice, carrot juice, apple juice, and water, with equal parts of coconut vinegar and apple cider vinegar. Orange and carrot, mango and sweet potato based juice blends are disclosed. A sweet composite vinegar infused beverage for alleviation or treatment of flu or cold symptoms includes apple cider vinegar, coconut vinegar, water, organic honey, and peppermint extract. Also disclosed is a method for alleviation or treatment of flu or cold symptoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Louise M Smith
  • Patent number: 9757345
    Abstract: Disclosed are nutritional compositions, and methods of using and making the nutritional compositions, that include calcium beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate and protein. The calcium beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate is in sequestered or ion-exchanged form to reduce the interaction of the calcium with the protein in the nutritional composition and improve the overall stability of the nutritional composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Joseph Walton, Emily Stepp, Amy Devitt-Maicher, David Wolf, Vikkie Mustad, Jeffrey Baxter, Terrence Mazer, Amy Marchio
  • Patent number: 9725675
    Abstract: A substantially oil- and fat-free single phase, homogenous antioxidant formulation that is readily dispersible in lipid matrices at ambient temperature by gentle stirring. The formulation includes a phenolic antioxidant compound, a liquid carrier, preferably a metal chelator, an emulsifier, and a polarity modifier. In preferred embodiment, a combination of lipid-soluble and water-soluble antioxidant compounds is included to provide an improved antioxidant effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: KEMIN INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Clifford Adams, Stefaan Van Dyck, Aimee Teunckens, Tom Verleyen
  • Patent number: 9725231
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system, method and capsule for preparing a predetermined quantity of beverage suitable for consumption using an extractable product. The system comprises an exchangeable capsule, and an apparatus comprising a receptacle for holding the exchangeable capsule, and a fluid dispensing device for supplying a fluid to the exchangeable capsule. The exchangeable capsule comprises a circumferential wall, a bottom, and a lid. The wall, bottom and lid enclose an inner space comprising the extractable product. The receptacle comprises bottom piercing means intended for piercing an entrance area of an alternative capsule for creating at least one entrance opening for supplying the fluid to the extractable product. The entrance area of the capsule according to the invention comprises an entrance filter for supplying the fluid to the extractable product there through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Arend Cornelis Jacobus Biesheuvel, Ralf Kamerbeek, Kon Euan Gerard Wong, Guido Brandt, Hendrik Cornelis Koeling
  • Patent number: 9585411
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a panned confectionery product comprising a chocolate piece having a color adherent coating on a surface of the chocolate piece, wherein the coating comprises a color adherent coating solution selected from the group consisting of a chocolate polish and a confectionery glaze and at least one edible colorant adhered to the coating solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventor: Bradley S. Albert
  • Patent number: 9586030
    Abstract: In an assembly of a balloon mounted on a catheter and a stent mounted over the deflated balloon, the balloon is provided with a fugitive plasticizer before the stent is crimped over the balloon. The fugitive plasticizer can soften the balloon surface so that molding of the balloon surface to conform to the crimped stent occurs. The fugitive plasticizer is removed before the assembly is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Raed Rizq, John J. Chen, Stanley Nordin
  • Patent number: 9561894
    Abstract: A package for storing or containing at least one ethylene response manipulation agent such as 1-methylcyclopropene is disclosed. The package can have multiple film layers, but preferably the outer layer comprises a polymer at least partially soluble when contacted with an aqueous media, and the inner layer comprising an ethylene response manipulation agent permeable film structure. Aerosols comprising the ethylene response manipulation agents are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: MirTech, Inc.
    Inventor: Nazir Mir
  • Patent number: 9556305
    Abstract: A non-cytotoxic polyether polyurethane elastomer is made by reacting a polyether triol, polyether diol, and polyether prepolymer terminated with toluene diisocyanate. The reaction is catalyzed with a zinc based catalyst, such as zinc neodecanoate. Silicone oil is also added to the reactants. The polyurethane elastomer is a solid, soft elastomer having a hardness of from 15 Shore 00 to 50 Shore A. The elastomer is particularly suited for use as padding in sleeves, splints and braces where it is in contact with human skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Crosslink Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Jimmy Kung
  • Patent number: 9554584
    Abstract: Compositions are provided comprising a balance between lysine and essential amino acids and metabolizable energy. The compositions are useful in methods to prevent or treat obesity in an animal without concomitant loss of lean muscle mass. The compositions may also be used in methods to preserve or to cause a gain in lean muscle mass in an animal in need thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Michael Yamka, Kim Gene Friesen
  • Patent number: 9526370
    Abstract: A container arranged for containing a dosed quantity of a solid product from which a beverage is extractable includes a wall defining a cavity suitable for containing the product, the wall being made of a material that is impermeable to water and oxygen. The container walls contain a cavity suitable for containing the solid product and include a portion having a plurality of holes, the portion being coated by a removable closing element made of a material that is impermeable to water and oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Illycaffe' S.p.A.
    Inventors: Furio Suggi Liverani, Luciano Navarini, Oriana Savonitti
  • Patent number: 9468233
    Abstract: A smokeless tobacco system includes a container including a plurality of preformed smokeless tobacco products configured to generally retain their shape and integrity. One or more of the preformed smokeless tobacco products are compressed between a lid and a base of the container to hinder movement of the one or more preformed smokeless tobacco products within the container. Each preformed smokeless tobacco product can include a moist smokeless tobacco in combination with a selected binder such that the final product is configured to have material properties providing improved handling, an improved mouth feel, and a satisfying flavor profile. A method of forming and packaging the preformed smokeless tobacco products includes depositing shaped smokeless tobacco bodies into the container and closing the container prior to a relaxation of the shaped smokeless tobacco bodies into preformed smokeless tobacco products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Jason Andrew Macko, James Lindsay Clark, Shannon Maxwell Black, Andrew Nathan Carroll, Srinivasan Janardhan
  • Patent number: 9463887
    Abstract: A food container (2) includes a rigid thermoformed plastics carton (4) which holds a dry food 6 and is closed by a removable film closure (8). The film (8) incorporates a hydride which is arranged to generate hydrogen on contact with moisture. Additionally, the film (8) is arranged to have relatively high water vapour permeability and relatively low hydrogen gas permeability. In use, water vapour from air surrounding the container (2) passes into the film (8) and reacts with the hydride to generate hydrogen. Due to the relatively low hydrogen permeability of the film (8), the hydrogen is restricted from escaping from the container. Instead, the hydrogen then reacts with any oxygen within the container in a reaction catalysed by a catalyst also associated with the film closure (8), thereby to scavenge oxygen within the container (2) and protect the food (6) from oxidation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: ColorMatrix Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian John Carmichael, Mark Frost, Andrew Stuart Overend, Steven Burgess Tattum
  • Patent number: 9434513
    Abstract: Resealable systems for consumer packaging, such as food packaging, are described herein. The system includes one or more anchor points and one or more cling coatings. The anchor points can be introduced into or onto the packaging material during manufacture, such as by co-extrusion. Alternatively, the anchor points can be affixed to the packaging material after manufacture, such as with a pressure sensitive adhesive. The cling coatings can be applied to the packaging material during or after manufacture. For example, the cling coatings can be spot coated or pattern coated onto the desired location. The cling coatings are selective, that is they do not attach to themselves but only attach to the anchor point. The cling coatings transfer little or no material over time resulting in more consistent performance over time than pressure sensitive adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Nulabel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Lux, Ashley M. Mudd, Heidi M. Munnelly
  • Patent number: 9409691
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the production of a self-venting packaging for use in heating a food item in a microwave oven, said packaging comprising a rupturable valve seal (3), said rupturable valve seal comprising an inside-inside seal, creating a weak point on said packaging, suitable to break in case of overpressure inside the packaging, said method comprising the following subsequent steps: providing an open plastic packaging; filling said packaging with a food item; —sealing the plastic packaging to obtain a closed pack via a closing seal with the food item therein ready to be sterilised; heat treating said food item; providing a rupturable valve seal (3) on the pack by ultrasound seal technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Amcor Flexibles Transpac N.V.
    Inventor: Helmar Utz
  • Patent number: 9334104
    Abstract: A method for producing a beverage using a portion capsule is proposed. The portion capsule includes a capsule body with a capsule base and a cover, a cavity for accommodating a pulverulent or beverage base being formed between the capsule base and the cover, and a filter element being arranged between the beverage base and the capsule base. The filter element includes a non-woven having a felt structure such that no crema is formed on the beverage. The method includes providing the portion capsule in a first method step, perforating the capsule base by means of an external perforation means in a second method step, and at least partially spacing the filter element apart from the capsule base in a third method step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: K-Fee System GMBH
    Inventor: Gotthard Mahlich
  • Patent number: 9320376
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to reusable food covers. Such reusable food covers may be flexible so that they can create a seal with partially consumed foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to preserve these foods and extend the time of being suitable and desirable for consumption. Each cover may include a base and a flexible wall formed as a single unitary structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Food Huggers Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Ivankovic, Adrienne McNicholas
  • Patent number: 9289938
    Abstract: A polyethylene terephthalate container having a hydrogen generator and catalyst disposed or otherwise incorporated in components of the container, including the closure, closure insert, label, label glue, and/or any other portions of the final container assembly. In addition, the catalyst and the hydrogen generator can both be located in the same component. Methods for dispersing the hydrogen generator and catalyst in the container wall without affecting clarity are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Amcor Limited
    Inventors: David Offord, Kimberly S. Houchens, Frederick C. Beuerle, Luke A. Mast, Reinhard C. J. Luchies, Terry D. Patcheak
  • Patent number: 9265268
    Abstract: There is provided a method of storing bananas comprising the steps of (a) exposing said bananas to an atmosphere that contains one or more ethylene-active compound, and (b) after said step (a), exposing said bananas to an atmosphere that contains one or more cyclopropene compound while said bananas have color stage 2 to 6 on the seven-stage scale, wherein said bananas are kept in a modified-atmosphere package for a time period that includes at least a time interval that lasts for 1 hour, wherein said time interval begins between the conclusion of said step (b) and 72 hours from the conclusion of said step (b), and wherein said modified-atmosphere package is constructed so that the transmission rate of carbon dioxide for the entire package (PCT) is from 2,400 to 120,000 cubic centimeters per day per kilogram of bananas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventors: Nazir Mir, Deirdre Margaret Holcroft, William Nixon James, Jr., Alvaro R. Ureña-Padilla, Bruce Menning
  • Patent number: 9242789
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing foil-ripened cheese comprising (i) introducing cheese after brining into a cheese-aging packaging containing an opening for receiving cheese, (ii) closing the packaging, and (iii) ripening the cheese, wherein the cheese-aging packaging comprises a thermoplastic, monolithic film and the closed cheese-aging packaging has a water vapor transmission rate of at least 10 g/m2/24 hours at 10° C. and 85% relative humidity and an oxygen permeability of at most 100 cm3/m2/24 hours/atm at 10° C. and 85% relative humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Marnix Van Gurp, Corstiaan Johannes Hooft, Josien Krijgsman, Alexander Antonius Marie Stroeks
  • Patent number: 9233122
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an agent for suppressing elevation of blood alcohol concentration and a method for suppressing elevation of blood alcohol concentration, the agent and the method enabling prevention of an intoxication state upon drinking and further prevention of hepatic dysfunctions due to drinking such as fatty liver. Provided are an agent for suppressing elevation of blood alcohol concentration, comprising a dextrin as an active ingredient, and a method for suppressing elevation of blood alcohol concentration, comprising, when alcohol is ingested, ingesting 0.5 parts by mass or more of a digestible dextrin and/or an indigestible dextrin relative to 1 part by mass of the ingested alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: MATSUTANI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoko Miyazato, Yuka Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 9204658
    Abstract: A process for the production of frozen foods, particularly vegetables or fruits, including the stages of subjecting the food to a slight and slow dehydration, preferably by air convection, to partially eliminate its water content by between approximately 2 and 10% by weight, especially its outermost layer; allowing the food to rest to favor the redistribution of the free water contained therein and subjecting the food, after its packaging, to a rapid convection freezing treatment, either by immersion in an aqueous solution of salts or by the use of liquid nitrogen. In the case of chopped fruits, before the dehydration stage the portions are sprayed with an antioxidant product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
    Inventor: Jose Maria Nacenta Anmella
  • Patent number: 9181011
    Abstract: Described are dough packages and packaged dough products, wherein the package includes microvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: David J Domingues, Claire Thurbush, David A. Kirk, Todd Purkey
  • Patent number: 9028899
    Abstract: The present invention provides a food preservation system that includes an absorbent food pad that has absorbent material to absorb exuded liquids from a food product, and has an oxygen scavenging system to modify the atmosphere in the food package. Also described is a method of using the absorbent food pad to enhance appearance of the food product and extend shelf life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Paper-Pak Industries
    Inventors: Marc D. Etchells, Sayandro Versteylen
  • Publication number: 20150125575
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, the invention relates to an article having a liquid-impregnated surface. The surface includes a matrix of solid features (e.g., non-toxic and/or edible features) spaced sufficiently close to stably contain a liquid therebetween or therewithin, wherein the liquid is non-toxic and/or edible. The article may contain, for example, a food or other consumer product, such as ketchup, mustard, or mayonnaise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Jonathan David Smith, Rajeev Dhiman, Adam T. Paxson, Christopher J. Love, Brian R. Solomon, Kripa K. Varanasi
  • Publication number: 20150125574
    Abstract: A flexible container formed of first and second flexible materials, which may be laminates. The flexible materials can include a gas barrier layer. The gas barrier properties may be selected so as to be adequate for short shelf-life products or fluent products having low susceptibility to dissolving or water loss. Association of destination indicia with at least one flexible material of which a flexible container is to be assembled, prior to, during, or subsequent to assembly and/or filling of a product volume of the flexible container facilitates timely sorting and delivery of the flexible container to an intended destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Lee Mathew ARENT, Scott Kendyl STANLEY, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Charles John BERG, JR.
  • Patent number: 9023411
    Abstract: A package for ready-prepared foods which comprises a dish adapted to contain food, said dish containing a rim flange, and a lid, heat-sealed to the rim flange, wherein the rim flange is provided with a plurality of ridges which extend around substantially the entire periphery of the dish defining a space between said ridges, said space being divided into a plurality of transverse ridges which extend across the space forming a plurality of sealing compartments which substantially eliminate sealing leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Stora Enso Oyj
    Inventors: Päivi Määttä, Tapani Sarin, Timo Myllys, Jalliina Järvinen, Teemu Karhu
  • Patent number: 9023410
    Abstract: Methods and systems for grouping, recovering, and processing ice and water derived therefrom obtained from an ice source, i.e., a glacier, ice sheet, ice cap, etc., are described herein, and in particular, the conveyance thereof in a non-rigid, water-impermeable device, to facilitate water derived from the ice, having specific characteristics, to be traded, stored, conveyed, or transported according to its specific characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: Allen Szydlowski, Ian Szydlowski, Juan Carlos Szydlowski
  • Publication number: 20150118366
    Abstract: Disclosed is a closure liner composition comprising a mixture (or blend) of a thermoplastic polymer, an oxygen barrier polymer, and a particulate oxygen scavenging material. The oxygen barrier polymer preferably comprises polyisobutylene. The particulate oxygen scavenging material preferably is selected from the group consisting of an alkali metal salt of sulfite, ascorbate, isoascorbate, and a mixture of two or more of these materials. The closure liner composition may be used to fabricate a liner for a closure (e.g., a metal crown used to cap a bottle) that provides superior oxygen reduction properties and improved shelf life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: W.R. Grase S.A.
    Inventors: Beryl Bonnel, Estelle Bricout
  • Publication number: 20150079239
    Abstract: The flanged container for a dairy product or similar food composition is provided with a hollow body and a generally planar annular flange connected to the top of the body, the flange having outer straight side edges and an inner edge defining a circular upper opening of the container. The body has a planar bottom and a lower portion tapering from a generally cylindrical upper portion toward the bottom in a curved manner. The lower portion has a height h1 in some embodiments not less than 14 mm and the ratio h1/H is less than 2:5 where H is the height of the container. The side wall of the body has a thickness profile such that the average thickness of the lower portion is more than the average thickness of the upper portion. Several identical containers can be grouped in a pack with breakable junctions at the outer straight side edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Vincent Ferry
  • Patent number: 8980306
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method of enhancing milk production by a ruminant that includes providing a feed that contains sorbitol and at least one additional feed component, and orally feeding the feed to the ruminant, the ruminant ingesting about 100 grams, or less, of sorbitol per day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Land O'Lakes, Inc.
    Inventor: Cindie M. Luhman
  • Publication number: 20150059651
    Abstract: An insert for use with animal feed or water containers has a bowl shaped body, a wide rim so the insert can be supported by the container, and at least one lifting tab extending from the rim by at least 0.5 inch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Kevin Talt, Aldie E. Johnson, III
  • Patent number: 8962052
    Abstract: Acidulated carbonated beverage containing a foam control agent and/or carbon dioxide control agent. The control agent contains a polyoxyethylene sorbitan fatty acid ester or a polyethylene glycol fatty acid ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Thos. Bentley & Son Limited
    Inventor: Roy Kenneth Taylor
  • Patent number: 8962050
    Abstract: A container for holding novelty items, toys or candies that is an openable closed-shape with a lock/release plug. The closed-shape can be repeatedly opened and closed to remove and refill the novelty items. The container can be any closed-shape required for end use. A lock/release plug is used to both open and lock the closed-shape into a closed state. The lock/release plug is dimensioned to fit within the interior diameter of the closed-shape. The closed-shape has slots proximate each open end that interact with compression tabs on the lock/release plug. A center stop assists in aligning the compression tabs with the slots. The container can be configured to be a hula hoop or be adorned on one's body, such as a necklace or a bracelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Domenick Merlino
  • Patent number: 8951549
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for reducing the concentration of amines and salts thereof, wherein the amines have the general chemical formula I R1R2R3N and the salts have the formula II R1R2R3N—H, wherein the amines and salts thereof exist in aqueous solution or aqueous suspension and are brought into contact with clinoptilolitic or clinoptilolite-containing mixtures. The method itself is suitable for use in food preparation and in the manufacture of foods. The inventive idea of reducing the concentration of amines and salts thereof is also useful in the manufacture of medical products for absorbing and for removing amines from the intestinal tract or the skin area of humans and animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Froximun AG
    Inventors: Günter Steimecke, Steffen Hoffmann, Thomas Görner
  • Publication number: 20150030727
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a food package and food packaging system that minimizes the handling of food during preparation and cooking. In particular, the invention relates to a system for packaging to form a rolled food package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Ralf Wollmann
  • Publication number: 20150024094
    Abstract: A packaging material includes an antimicrobial agent adhered to a substrate. The antimicrobial agent can include copper, and the packaging material can include cellulose. The substrate can be paperboard, and the copper can be a copper salt, such as copper sulfate. The packaging material may be provided by causing adherence between the substrate and the antimicrobial agent, such as by coating the substrate with the antimicrobial agent. Then, the packaging material may be cut into sheets. The sheets may be formed into cartons or other suitable packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Samuel F. Keller, Alan Fontaine
  • Publication number: 20150024095
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging system for foodstuffs, having a container extending from a container base via a container casing, which itself extends around a container axis and preferably widens approximately in the manner of a truncated cone-shape, in the direction towards an upper container edge which extends around a container opening, and having a chamber containing the foodstuff, wherein the chamber has a chamber casing extending from the upper container edge in the direction towards the container base, disposed within the container casing and at least over apart of the axial chamber height at a radial distance from the container casing and extending around the container axis, and has a chamber base preferably disposed at an axial distance above the container base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: OPTIPACK GMBH
    Inventors: Detlef Pippig, Mustafa Aydin
  • Patent number: 8916217
    Abstract: Disclosed are nutritional compositions comprising a peroxide-treated aseptic package and a nutritional liquid contained therein, wherein the nutritional liquid comprises beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) and at least one of fat, carbohydrate, and protein. The HMB provides a buffering effect in the nutritional liquid to thus minimize an acidic pH shift that is prevalent in aseptically sterilized packages, and thus helps maintain product stability over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Paul W. Johns, Ann M. Kensler
  • Publication number: 20140370160
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a pouch for holding a fresh produce item and a method. The pouch includes (A) a body composed of at least one flexible multilayer film having a haze value less than 20%. The body further includes a front wall, a rear wall, and a gusset panel that form a closed chamber. (B) The gusset panel includes a rim. (C) A fresh produce item is located in the closed chamber. (D) The pouch has a chamber-to-rim ratio (mm) from 6:1 to 200:1. At least a portion of at least one wall is transparent permitting a person to see the fresh produce item in the pouch. The method includes displaying the fresh produce item through at least one of the front wall or the rear wall at a chamber-to-rim ratio from 6:1 to 200:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jill M. Martin, Haley Lowry, James F. Warner, Jihoon Kim, Thomas A. Herbert
  • Publication number: 20140363544
    Abstract: The invention relates to a film product (10) for packing products, particularly liquids (200), pasty and/or pourable materials, in sealed film packages (100), comprising at least two film layers (20a, 20b), wherein the outwardly facing film layer (20a) is thermally stable, and the inwardly facing film layer (20b) is sealable, and both film layers (20a, 20b) are produced in a water-cooled coextrusion blow moulding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Ingo Putsch, Gerhard Schoone, Raymond Van Hoorn
  • Publication number: 20140363546
    Abstract: The present invention relates to laminates comprising at least one structural layer and a heat sealable layer, wherein the heat sealable layer comprises or is produced from polytrimethylene succinate, poly(trimethylene terephthalate-co-succinate), or blends thereof. This invention also relates to packages comprising the laminates, said package is heat sealable at a heat sealing temperature below 100° C. to provide a heat sealing strength of 10 N/15 mm or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: YUXIANG ZHOU, XIANG CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140356488
    Abstract: A method of packaging dry goods comprises filling a bag with dry goods; hermetically sealing the bag; attaching a neck portion to the bag; placing the bag within cardboard packaging; pressing the neck portion through the cardboard packaging to penetrate through to the outside; and attaching a cap on the neck portion from the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Rachel Dadush
  • Patent number: 8895090
    Abstract: A portion capsule for producing a beverage is proposed, having a capsule body with a capsule base and a filling side, with a cavity for accommodating a pulverulent or liquid beverage base being formed between the capsule base and the filling side, with a filter element being arranged between the beverage base and the capsule base, and with the filter element having a non-woven which is arranged in the region of the capsule base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: K-Fee System GmbH
    Inventor: Gotthard Mahlich
  • Patent number: 8895092
    Abstract: A package including a tray (10) provided with a base (11), a plurality of sidewalls (12, 13, 14, 15) extending upwardly and slightly outwardly from said base (11), a primary flange (20) integrally joined to the upper edges of the sidewalls (12, 13, 14, 15) and extending outwardly all around the upper periphery of the sidewalls (12, 13, 14, 15), a rim (21), i.e., a downward flap extending downwardly and tapering slightly outwardly from the outer periphery of the primary flange (20), and a secondary flange (22), i.e., an overhanging portion extending outwardly from the lower edge of the rim (21), said tray being characterized in that a plurality of strengthening ribs (23) extend substantially vertically along the rim (21) and outwardly with respect to the tray body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Morris John Field, Stefano Capitani, Christoforos Chrysanthidis
  • Publication number: 20140342055
    Abstract: The invention provides a layered structure comprising at least two layers: A) a first layer A, formed from a composition A, comprising a polyurethane; and B) a second layer B, formed from a composition B, comprising at least one functionalized polymer B comprising the following: i) at least one polymerized monomeric unit comprising a functional group selected from the group consisting of the following: a) an acid group, b) an anhydride group, c) a primary or secondary amine group, and d) combinations thereof; or ii) at least one reacted functionalization agent comprising a functional group selected from the group consisting of the following: e) an acid group, f) an anhydride group, g) a primary or secondary amine group, and h) combinations thereof; or iii) combinations thereof; and wherein the functionalized polymer B has a number-average molecular weight greater than 1,000 g/mole, and/or a melt index (I2) less than, or equal to, 2500 g/10 min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: Sekhar Sundaram, Debkumar Bhattacharjee, Jozef J. Van Dun, Bradley A. Jacobs, Rajen M. Patel, Alexander Williamson
  • Publication number: 20140342033
    Abstract: Packages for housing products and methods of using same are provided. The packages may be used to store consumable products and may be customized, contemporary packages that provide easy handling of the packages and increased purchase interest and marketability amongst consumers. In a general embodiment, the packages of the present disclosure include a body defining an interior for housing a consumable product. The body includes a bottom surface having a centrally-located, vertical axis that is substantially perpendicular to the bottom surface, a front surface that is substantially convex with respect to the vertical axis, and a back surface that is opposed to the front surface and is substantially concave with respect to the vertical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Joel Dean GENAW, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140343172
    Abstract: A barrier coating composition may include an alcohol-based binder and an inorganic particulate. The barrier coating composition may be used in various ways, including in paper products including the barrier composition, methods of preparing the paper products, articles, particularly food grade packaging formed from the paper products, and packaged products, particularly packaged foodstuffs including the packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: IMERYS MINERALS LIMITED
    Inventors: Janet Preston, Graham O'Neill, Jonathan Phipps