Having Package Attached Support Means Patents (Class 426/110)
  • Patent number: 10266421
    Abstract: A filter for holding filtration media that may be used, for example, to filter domestic water. In one embodiment, the filter is configured to be used with a reusable cartridge and closure system enabling the use of the filter in water pitchers, including reusable gravity-flow water filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sterling Filters, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Roy Gene Mayo
  • Patent number: 9957102
    Abstract: A method for producing a capsule includes providing a plastic main body having a bottom region, a peripheral side wall, and a peripheral main-body collar adjoining the peripheral side wall, wherein the main body has a substantially rectangular cross-section in the region of the main-body collar; providing a deep-drawn plastic cover for closing the capsule, wherein the cover forms an outward curvature, which adjoins a peripheral cover collar; filling the main body with an extraction material; and placing the cover onto the main body such that the cover collar lies on the main-body collar and fastening the cover collar to the main-body collar via ultrasonic welding. The cover is provided with an energy-director, which focuses the ultrasound energy during the ultrasonic welding, and wherein the cover has at least one groove that extends peripherally on an outer face in the region of the cover collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: QBO COFFEE GMBH
    Inventors: Louis Deuber, Rüdiger Ternité, Robert Stein, Roland Rupfle
  • Patent number: 9017749
    Abstract: A beverage flavoring apparatus comprising of an elongated tubular body, having at least three elongated hollow sections and a container for holding liquid flavor. The top hollow section is for suction and at least one of the hollow sections is adapted to receive liquid flavor and it has a smaller cross sectional area and shorter length which enables the flavoring liquid to be introduced into the beverage stream in minute quantity. The other hollow section is adapted to receive beverage. The container is mounted or loaded on the elongated tubular body so that the section adapted to receive liquid flavor is immersed in the liquid flavor while the other hollow section is dipped in a beverage. As oral suction is being applied, both the liquid flavor and the beverage are drawn up the tubular body and mixes at the hollow suction end before ingestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Babatope Sewande Ayeni
  • Publication number: 20150110928
    Abstract: A beverage cartridge includes a bottom wall and at least one sidewall forming a chamber in which a beverage can be prepared from a stored beverage product. The sidewall includes one or more pre-formed openings or openable portions that form exit paths for a prepared beverage upon the introduction of a liquid to the chamber. The pre-formed openings or openable portions are initially covered or sealed by a cover, and provide existing exit paths for prepared beverage upon removal or opening of the cover. The cover is manually removable by a user, or is openable in response to increased fluid pressure in the chamber. Optionally, a filter element is provided inside the cartridge for retaining a used beverage product inside the cartridge as a prepared beverage exits from the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin B. Kihnke
  • Patent number: 8999414
    Abstract: A Dual use food container has two sets of holding surfaces, one positions food items such as taco shells for storage and transport and the other set of surfaces position the taco shell in a position for assembly so the cook can add ingredients like meat, cheese and sauce to the shell without it tipping over. The formed surfaces that enable one position exist substantially without interference with the surfaces that enable the alternative position. A thin film can be applied to the top of the container to seal the food within when positioned for storage and transport and can be adopted to fit snugly in a box further protecting the food. Thin formable materials can be used in making the container. Versions of this material can allow food to be safely warmed in an oven within the container. Methods for preparing food within the container are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen Crowell Lyon
  • Publication number: 20150004283
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming a two component beverage using a container having two compartments, an upper compartment and a lower compartment, each containing a beverage ingredient, The upper compartment contains a first beverage ingredient, such as powdered milk, and the lower compartment 8 contains a second beverage ingredient, such as instant coffee. The upper compartment can be stacked above the lower compartment such that access to the lower compartment is through the upper compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Shelley Markoulis, Piaras Valdis de Cleir, Paul Edward Doll, Niketa Mohler, Stuart Leslie, Diya Sen, Jason Billig
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8871285
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming a two component beverage using a container having two compartments, an upper compartment and a lower compartment, each containing a beverage ingredient. The upper compartment contains a first beverage ingredient, such as powdered milk, and the lower compartment 8 contains a second beverage ingredient, such as instant coffee. The upper compartment can be stacked above the lower compartment such that access to the lower compartment is through the upper compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Shelley Markoulis, Piaras Valdis de Cleir, Paul Edward Doll, Niketa Mohler, Stuart Leslie, Diya Sen, Jason Billig
  • Publication number: 20140272015
    Abstract: Container assemblies are presented, some of which comprise a container having a wall that includes a window; a top coupled to the wall, the top comprising a removable lid; and a bottom coupled to the wall. In certain embodiments, the assembly may include two sockets coupled to the wall; and a handle coupled to the two sockets such that the handle may move in the sockets. In certain embodiments, the container assembly comprises edible products, and it comprises a sleeve coupled to the container that is configured to hold a financial transaction card. Ornamental designs for container assemblies and edible products, such as cookies, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Nathan D. Ehrlich, Sarah Moffat
  • Publication number: 20140241847
    Abstract: A produce package comprises a bag and a quantity of fresh, unfrozen produce. The bag comprises a handle for carrying the bag, a base opposite the handle for supporting the bag on a surface when the bag is full, and at least one sidewall distinct from the base and extending between the base and the handle. The base and the at least one sidewall cooperate to form an interior volume of the bag and the produce is disposed within the interior volume of the bag. At least a portion of the bag is transparent for viewing the produce. Such produce packages may form part of a produce display comprising a plurality of the produce packages arranged in a single layer on a display surface with each produce package in an upright position in which the handle of the bag is at an upper end of the produce package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Philip R. Short
  • Patent number: 8795747
    Abstract: Packaging comprising:—at least a foodstuff (2), the foodstuff being a fresh, peeled and natural kiwi,—an atoxic wrapping (4) completely sealed in which said foodstuff (2) is completely contained, and—a handgrip element (3) associated or associable with said foodstuff (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Marjan Simcic
  • Patent number: 8778430
    Abstract: A method for the sale, transport, and display of prepared hard boiled and deviled eggs, employing a container which is configured for both storage and transport of boiled eggs is provided. The container features a first half having a receiving cavity which engages a second half providing a cover for eggs located within sectioned cavities in the receiving cavity. Flavorings with labels or other placeable indicia are provided so that egg fillings in the eggs in different sections may be flavored and identified by the labels or placeable indicia provided with the flavoring. Eggs with pre-prepared flavorings may be purchased in removably engageable sections separate from the container and later engaged therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Nancy Dietrich
  • Publication number: 20130344203
    Abstract: A flow-wrapped package (14) is made of a length of flexible material (16). The package is closed by means of a longitudinal seal along one face and transverse end seals (20, 22) formed using a cold seal adhesive. One of the end seals (20) has an aperture (24) for suspending the package for display purposes. The end seal (20) with the aperture (24) may be embossed and/or it may have a greater depth (D) than the other end seal (22), at least over a region in which the aperture is formed. The longitudinal seal (118, FIG. 3) is a fin seal which 26 may be folded to overlay the display aperture (124, FIG. 2) and may have an aperture (124A, FIG. 3) corresponding to and aligned with the display aperture (124, FIG. 2) in the end seal. The display aperture (224, FIG. 4) may be positioned laterally off-centre so that the package hangs at an angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: CADBURY UK LIMITED
    Inventor: Matthew Down
  • Publication number: 20130295237
    Abstract: Combination beverage containers and storage vessels. Various embodiments are configured to store a consumable beverage or otherwise consumable liquid as well as at least one second item which may comprise an edible foodstuff, toy, novelty, etc. In some embodiments, the second items may be stored directly in a vessel lid or the second items may be stored in a second container that may be removably seated in a portion of the lid that, once installed on the vessel body or cup, is not removable by the end user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: Jordan CreativeWorks, LLC
    Inventor: Jordan S. Bernhard
  • Patent number: 8524300
    Abstract: A covered retracted confectionery including a housing with covers hinged adjacent the top for movement between closed and open positions. The lower part of each of the covers being contacted by a part of a shaft moveable in the housing between a retracted position and an extended position with respect to the housing to keep the covers closed against the force of gravity. A confectionery carried adjacent the top of the shaft is enclosed by the covers until they are manually moved to the open position by operation of an actuator slideably mounted on the exterior of the housing against a bias. Upon release of the actuator, the bias will automatically retract the shaft and confectionery as well as close the covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Imaginings 3, Inc.
    Inventors: Sidney Diamond, David Lisowski
  • Publication number: 20130108739
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming a two component beverage using a container having two compartments, an upper compartment and a lower compartment, each containing a beverage ingredient. The upper compartment contains a first beverage ingredient, such as powdered milk, and the lower compartment 8 contains a second beverage ingredient, such as instant coffee. The upper compartment can be stacked above the lower compartment such that access to the lower compartment is through the upper compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Shelley Markoulis, Piaras Valdis de Cleir, Paul Edward Doll, Niketa Mohler, Stuart Leslie, Diya Sen, Jason Billig
  • Publication number: 20130034634
    Abstract: A bagged cookie is combined with a generally L-shaped holder having an upright portion and a base portion at about 90 degrees, and an elongate stick. The back side of the bagged cookie is adhered to the upright portion, preferably with double stick-back tape, and the lower side of the bagged cookie is resting on or near the base portion. The holder is configured to receive one end of an elongate stick, and the opposing end preferably engages a platform. Preferably there are several sets of the bagged cookies, holders, and elongate sticks engaged with the platform, forming a cookie bouquet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: Stephanie Cigana
  • Publication number: 20120328745
    Abstract: A boil-in-bag pouch (1,50) containing a foodstuff (30), wherein said pouch is in the form of an enclosed body (4,52) having a front face (8,78), a back face (7,80), a top end, a bottom end, and first and second sides (9,10,54,56) extending between said top and bottom ends, said pouch comprising: a single sheet of flexible sheet material having first and second opposed edges, wherein said sheet is folded along said first side (10,54) and said second side (9,56) to define said front and back faces, wherein opposed edges of said sheet are bonded by a longitudinal seal (2,70) extending from said top end to said bottom end of said pouch; a top transverse seal bonding said front and back faces together proximate to said top end; a bottom transverse seal bonding said front and back faces together proximate to said bottom end; and wherein said sheet is folded form a pleat extending from the bottom transverse seal to the top transverse seal along only one of said sides (10,54) of said body (4,52).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Mars Incorporated
    Inventor: Ives De Busser
  • Publication number: 20120027895
    Abstract: A dessert and method of making same is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the method includes stuffing a first layer of dessert material into a bottom of a container, adding a first layer of filling or icing on top of the first layer of dessert material, stuffing a second layer of dessert material on top of the first layer of filling or icing, and adding a second layer of filing or icing on top of the second layer of dessert material, where the container is adapted to push the dessert out of a top end of the container to sequentially reveal each layer of dessert material and layer of filling or icing for consumption. Each layer of dessert material may be formed to approximately a same width as the container before stuffing into the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Larry A. Bach
  • Publication number: 20120015080
    Abstract: A capsule for use in a beverage production device, the capsule containing ingredients to produce a nutritional or food liquid when a liquid is fed into the capsule at an inlet face thereof, with the capsule being provided with a filter having a plurality of filtering orifices and a flow collection member placed downstream of the filter to collect the filtered liquid from the filtering orifices. The collection member includes at least one restriction orifice to focus the flow of liquid in at least one jet of liquid at high velocity in the compartment containing the ingredients. The invention is particularly advantageous for producing a nutritional liquid (e.g., infant formula) or a food from powdered ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Anne Roulin, Yann Epars, Sophie Abraham, Frédéric Doleac, Vincent Martin, Heinz Wyss, Hanspeter Pleisch, Nicolas Bezet, Bruno Bizet, Nihan Dogan
  • Publication number: 20120009304
    Abstract: Capsule (1) insert able in a beverage production device (23) for preparing a beverage from a substance contained in the capsule by introducing liquid in the capsule and passing liquid through the substance using centrifugal forces for producing the beverage which is centrifuged peripherally in the capsule relatively to a central axis (A) of the capsule corresponding to an axis of rotation during the centrifuging operation comprising: an enclosure containing a predetermined amount of beverage substance, a cup-like shaped body (2), an upper wall (3) for closing the body, wherein it comprises a flange-like rim (4) extending outwardly from the body which comprises an annular raising portion (8) forming a restriction for the centrifuged liquid flow path when said portion is engaged by a pressing surface of the beverage production device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Alexandre Perentes, Christian Jarisch, Alfred Yoakim, Jean-Paul Denisart, Antoine Ryser
  • Patent number: 8092847
    Abstract: A body (60) of hard candy is formed on a tubular stem (32) that extends from a reservoir/handle (12) in which an edible fluid (72) is contained. The outer end (36) of the tubular passageway (32) is open. A cover (70) is provided. It has an open end (71) which engages a base wall (40) and holds the cover (70) to the base wall (40). The cover (70) includes an end wall (74) which includes a plug (78) which enters into the end (60) of the tubular stem (32) when the cover (70) is installed. When the cover (70) is removed, a consumer may lick the candy (70) and may squeeze the reservoir/handle (12) to express edible fluid (72) out from the reservoir/handle (12), through the passageway (32) and into the consumer's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Pak Nin Chan
  • Patent number: 8070007
    Abstract: Described is a herb keeper comprising a body having a closed end and an open end defining a cavity therebetween, and a removable tray portion sized to be slidingly received within the cavity of the body, at least one flexible projection extending from the body toward the tray portion, wherein the tray portion is held in a rest position by the at least one flexible projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Browne & Co.
    Inventors: Neal Ho, David Chan
  • Patent number: 7942260
    Abstract: A sanitary single-use container for both food (e.g., an individual portion of bread) and drink (e.g., an individual portion of wine or grape juice) is designed to be placed over the mouth of a chalice, as may used in a communion service. The container is compatible with any chalice having a diameter and a wall thickness lying within conventional ranges of values. The container has a skirt portion that, in use, extends far enough down over a side wall of the chalice that someone drinking from the container does not touch the chalice with his or her lip. A sealed, but easily opened, food packet is attached to the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Inventor: Otto M Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20110086141
    Abstract: A perishable food package having a semi-rigid or rigid bottom tray and a flexible top portion is provided for storing a perishable food product therein. The food product can be vacuum sealed within a first layer of film, such as an inner film layer, inside the tray. The vacuum sealed food product can be tightly sealed such that any loose food particles can be restrained from moving around during storage and transportation. The tray can then be sealed at an opening by a second layer of film, such as an outer layer. A space filled with gas is present between the first and second layers of film and can aid in conserving the freshness of the food product and minimizing or preventing damage to the product. Additionally, the package can have support features positioned at an exterior of the package that aid in standing the package in an upright position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventors: Erik STRILICH, Patrick A. GOWENS, Paul Andrew COGLEY
  • Patent number: 7910146
    Abstract: Tool (1) to facilitate the consumption of ingestible substances, provided with a container (2) adapted to store an additional ingestible product (3), such as a food flavoring or a pharmaceutical product, and provided with an end (4) suitable to facilitate the handling of the ingestible substance (3) together with the additional product once this has been added to the ingestible substance (3), the container (2) comprising at least one end portion (5) constituted by a flexible, tearable material whereby the container (2) is joined to the tool body (6), designed to be torn when the container (2) is separated from the tool body (6), being able to pour its additional product content into the ingestible substance (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: Emilio Bravo Angulo
  • Publication number: 20110003042
    Abstract: A flexible, plastic thin film food package is provided having an elongate opening check valve with an air removal port that allows repeated opening and resealing of the package followed by removal of air and moisture by vacuuming. The top open edge of the food package is bonded to a flexible but rigid frame that fits a lid with the air removal port flat valve. The flat valve is a compressed foam sponge and a thin film housed in a rigid case that is bonded to the lid. Air is removed with a spatula attachment of the vacuum pump that is inserted into the space between the lid and the flat check valve. Once vacuum is induced in the interior of the food package, the film covering the frame is sucked against the lid thereby shutting off influx of air into the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventor: AKIO WAKABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20100183775
    Abstract: Food tray assemblies, consumer food products and methods of packaging food products are provided. In one embodiment, a food tray assembly includes a retaining structure, a first tray, and a second tray. The retaining structure has a first engaging region and the first tray is removeably engaged with the retaining structure at the first engaging region. The first tray may be removed from the retaining structure by the application of a force to the first tray in a first direction and may be engaged with the retaining structure by the application of a force to the first tray in a second direction. The second tray may be removeably engaged with the retaining structure or be an integral component with the retaining structure. The retaining structure may further comprise a living hinge that separates the first tray and the second tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: THE WORNICK COMPANY
    Inventor: Eric Cudnohoske
  • Publication number: 20100183773
    Abstract: A package assembly includes a container that is configured for expansion in a generally vertical direction between a collapsed state and an extended state. The container includes a sidewall having a first axial end portion and an oppositely disposed second axial end portion. The sidewall is vertically compressed in the collapsed state and configured for expansion in a generally vertical direction to the extended state. A base portion is engaged with the first axial end portion of the sidewall. The base portion and the sidewall cooperatively define an interior region having an opening. A cover is engaged with the second axial end portion of the sidewall. The cover is configured for covering the opening to the interior region during cooking or heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: ConAgra Foods RDM, Inc.
    Inventors: Yolanda A. Malone, Donald L. Greenwood, David W. France, Alison Wong, Anthony Piazza, Anke Pierik, Jon Le Fors, Lynda Deakin, Lauren Shimek, Eric Toyofuku, Alexander Coriano, III, Grace Hwang, Emilie Lasseron, Suzanne Gibbs Howard
  • Publication number: 20100143548
    Abstract: A package assembly encloses a plurality of individual elongate consumable products. The package assembly includes a plurality of products aligned in a side-by-side array. The package housing enclosed the array of product. The package housing has front and back walls for supporting the products therebetween and a closeable cover for closing a product dispensing opening. The package housing further includes a frictional product retention member insertably supported within the package for frictionally retaining the array of product within the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: Cadbury Adams USA LLC
    Inventor: Allen Sydney Aldridge
  • Patent number: 7637374
    Abstract: A rotating egg container is disclosed having a body and an internal rotating unit for storing a plurality of eggs. The internal rotating unit has a plurality of egg holding sections joined to two opposing tracks defining a pathway through which the egg holding sections can be moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventor: Brian A. Fried
  • Publication number: 20090246328
    Abstract: A candy holder for receiving and securing an elongated candy therein is provided. The candy holder includes a handle portion defining an elongated cavity with a central axis. The handle portion has a plurality of protrusions extending toward the central axis and circumferentially around an inner surface of the handle portion. A top portion of the candy holder has a lip defining an opening. The opening receives the elongated candy that is dimensioned to correspond to a size of the opening. The lip and protrusions apply friction to a surface of the elongated candy when the elongated candy is inserted therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: W. Frederick CONWAY, JR.
  • Patent number: 7585528
    Abstract: A package for containing a product such as meat. The package includes top and bottom opposing flexible chamber sheets. These sheets are sealed together in a selected chamber seal zone to define a watertight chamber portion that is capable of containing the product. A hollow frame circumscribes the chamber portion. The frame supports the chamber portion when the frame is inflated. The need for a rigid tray may be eliminated by the inventive package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Isabella Ferri, Riccardo Palumbo, Stefano Santagostino, Andrea Granili, Carmen Roveda
  • Publication number: 20090202684
    Abstract: A portion package, in particular for a semi-fluid product such as a jelly, gel or paste, comprises a tub-like container (1) with a base (2) from which a wall extends all round which has an at least almost flat upper edge (4). The wall (3) can be compressed over at least a part of the height thereof, and with the base (2) bounds a product space (6) closed with a foil. The upper edge (4) comprises at least a first and a second outward directed lateral extension (11,12) on either side of the product space (6) so as to provide at least two opposite gripping surfaces. In a semi-fluid product a mixture of one or more active constituents in a predetermined mutual ratio and a predetermined dosage are processed at least substantially homogeneously into a jelly, gel or paste to form an at least practically form-retaining body (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: Easycup International Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Gerard Willemsen, Louis Rinze Henricus Adrianus Willemsen, Thomas Gijsbert Paulen
  • Publication number: 20090175987
    Abstract: A novelty candy and toy product combination has a hollow body for holding a confectionary product within an interior chamber and a handle extending from the hollow body. An open top of the hollow body allows access to the interior chamber. A lid engagable with the body is releasably held closed to cover the open top and contain the confectionary product therein. The hollow body is provided with an arrangement of motion activated lights about an exterior circumferential ring. A candy stick holding a hard candy product is removably received within the handle and includes a noise making device on a bottom end. In use, the lid is opened, the candy stick is removed from the handle and the hard candy product is dipped into the confectionary product in the hollow body for combined consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: Jules R. Shecter
  • Publication number: 20090004336
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an instant food package, and an instant food package is provided which includes an instant food cooked by hot liquid, a heat-resistant container holding the instant food inside and having an opening on one side, and a stopper coupled to the opening and configured to allow the opening and closing of the opening, where the instant food moves in correlation with the flow of the liquid and is consumed while poured out through the opening in an opened state, and the liquid is prevented by the stop-per in a closed state from spilling out of the container when it is turned or shaken. Turning or shaking the container may facilitate the heat transfer by convention between the instant food and the hot liquid, to reduce the cooking time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Mi-Hyang La, Seong-Geun Chang
  • Publication number: 20080248170
    Abstract: A toy candy stick is provided. The candy stick according to current application is comprised of a holding ring and a cross-guard plate. A stick candy is engaged to the center of a face of the cross-guard plate. Various kind of engaging grooves are formed at the center of the face thereon, on the opposite side of the holding ring. The cross-guard plate prevents the candy from sucked into user's mouth and chuck the user's neck by accident. The holding ring provides a more solid grip of the candy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventor: Sung So Lee
  • Publication number: 20080152766
    Abstract: A body (60) of hard candy is formed on a tubular stem (32) that extends from a reservoir/handle (12) in which an edible fluid (72) is contained. The outer end (36) of the tubular passageway (32) is open. A cover (70) is provided. It has an open end (71) which engages a base wall (40) and holds the cover (70) to the base wall (40). The cover (70) includes an end wall (74) which includes a plug (78) which enters into the end (60) of the tubular stem (32) when the cover (70) is installed. When the cover (70) is removed, a consumer may lick the candy (70) and may squeeze the reservoir/handle (12) to express edible fluid (72) out from the reservoir/handle (12), through the passageway (32) and into the consumer's mouth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventor: Pak Nin Chan
  • Patent number: 7169419
    Abstract: A packaging system useful for roast and ground coffee, having a container with a closed bottom, an open top, and a body enclosing a perimeter between the bottom and the top. An annular protuberance is disposed upon the body and is continuously disposed around the perimeter of the body proximate to the top. The protuberance forms a surface external to the body. The surface is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the container. A flexible closure is removeably attached and sealed to the protuberance so that the closure seals the interior volume of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: David Andrew Dalton, Kerry Lloyd Weaver, Thomas James Manske, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7169418
    Abstract: A fresh packaging system for roast and ground coffee having a top load capacity of at least about 16 pounds (7.3 Kg) comprising a container with a closed bottom, an open top, and a body enclosing a perimeter between the bottom and the top. A protuberance is continuously disposed around the perimeter of the body proximate to the top and forms a ridge external to the body. A flexible closure is removeably attached and sealed to the protuberance so that the closure seals the interior volume of the container. The container bottom and container body are constructed from a material having a tensile modulus number ranging from at least about 35,000 to at least about 650,000 pounds per square inch (at least about 2,381 to at least about 44,230 atm).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: David Andrew Dalton, James David Smith, James Lee Bono, Sameer Mungur, Douglas Bruce Zeik, Aisha Barry, Jennifer Ruth Ralston Floyd
  • Patent number: 7014877
    Abstract: The invention relates to the automatic marketing of lollipops, by providing a lollipop stick made of a flexible material in combination with a compact lollipop container, wherein the stick is provided with a dividable end and a candy retention end, the major portion of the stick being dividable into two elongated halves by insertion into a compact lollipop container, a separation device causing separation of the elongated halves, may be provided at the bottom of the container and bending thereof at least 180 degrees during the insertion resulting from contact with inner walls of the container, a candy being firmly attached to the candy retention end, the stick being retained in the divided and bent configuration, the compact lollipop container being further provided with a reunification device, whereby on opening of the container and withdrawal there from of the candy the two elongated stick halves pass through the reunification device and are firmly rejoined thereby to form a substantially straight rigid sti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Zip-Pop Manufacturing & Marketing Ltd.
    Inventor: Naftali Lobl
  • Patent number: 6935505
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a tortilla housing and support apparatus, configured to be manipulated so that the housing performs as a tortilla support device that provides vertical support to at least one tortilla. The tortilla housing and support apparatus is initially used as a tortilla-packaging box, such as tortilla boxes currently in use at supermarkets for housing tortillas. The tortilla housing has a configuration so that it may be manipulated from serving as packaging so that it performs as a tortilla support device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventors: Jonathan Nash, Jr., Aaron R. Easley
  • Patent number: 6884447
    Abstract: A confectionery comprising a container, a handle portion above the container, a body attached to the handle portion and disposed within the container, and preferably a flowable confectionery disposed within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Inventor: Brad Baker
  • Publication number: 20040105917
    Abstract: A support for a predetermined container (2, 2′, 2″, 11, 71, 81, 92, 94) having a rim e.g. at its top opening, the support comprising a lid or a supporting ring (4, 4′, 4″, 70, 80, 90), constructed to interfit e.g. with the rim of the container, wherein there is a suspender (FS, FS1, FS2, FS3, FS4), formed with the lid or supporting ring and deflectable from an as-formed position to an upstanding position in which it is capable of carrying weight of the container. In most cases suspenders extend inwardly of a rim of the lid or supporting ring. Free-ended flexible finger suspenders of synthetic resin, are shown, formed integrally with the lid or supporting ring as a molded unit. The lids or rings are associated with closure surfaces, such as closure portions molded with the lid or ring, closure inserts, or closure films or foils on the container itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Mannion, Christen A. Bear, John N. Williams, Sue A. Williams
  • Publication number: 20040062839
    Abstract: There is described packing (2) of cardboard and shaped as a tube, preferably horizontal, or a box for use in cooking dough products (38) and other fast-food products, such as pizzas, pita breads, French loaves, hamburgers, calzones, spring rolls, or breaded products, e.g. breaded chicken or fish pieces, in a microwave oven. The packing has a susceptor coating (4) on parts of internal areas, where a lower part of the packing has such a shape or is formed with such shaped spacers, by way of example legs (8,30), that provide access for ventilation for a part of the underside of the packing. The packing (2) at the underside part (16) and preferably in one or more side walls (6,24) have ventilation openings (36), the mutual position and shape of which are adapted to the shape of the packing, of the dough item and/or of the product. The packing according to the invention may be placed in an outer packing that by way of example consists of a plastic bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventor: Steen Pedersen
  • Patent number: 6692781
    Abstract: A beverage infusion device comprises a handle and a support member extending from the handle having a pair of flat legs spaced apart by a predetermined width. Attached to each side of the flat legs is a flexible porous member, for example, a pouch of filter material having an unfolded width greater than the width of the support legs. Each porous member contains an infusible beverage preparation and is supported by the support legs in a folded position wherein, upon immersion of the porous members in a liquid, the porous members expand and become spaced to facilitate infusion of a beverage preparation therein into the liquid. In the folded position, the porous members may have a plurality of folds across its width, for example, folds adjacent the first and second ends and an unfolded portion therebetween. The first and second ends of the porous member are preferably heat bonded to the support legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventors: David Ryan, Matt S. Vaughan
  • Patent number: 6677014
    Abstract: A printed antifog packaging film incorporates one or more organic acid esters of cellulose to reduce the tendency of the film to form a ghost condensate image of the printed image after the film has been unwound from a roll form and subjected to conditions that form moisture condensation on the film. The organic acid ester of cellulose may be incorporated in the ink that forms the printed image or may be incorporated in an overprint varnish covering the printed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Alan Edlein, Joe Milton Bowen, Jean-Luc Foureys
  • Patent number: 6672817
    Abstract: Several embodiments of a beverage preparation and dispensing container each include a quantity of potable water (spring water, distilled water, etc.) sealed therein, with a separate concentrated drink mix packet removably secured to the container's outer surface. Each container is relatively short and squat, to provide a good ratio between internal volume and outer surface to more efficiently retain the heat of a heated beverage therein. The container walls are also relatively thick, for the same reason. Each container has a relatively wide mouth, allowing the consumer to slowly sip a beverage from the container and present a large surface area to cooling air, rather than ingesting a large amount at one time and possibly burning the mouth, as would occur with a narrow necked bottle. The drink mix (tea, coffee, powdered or syrup flavoring, etc.) is secured to the container side or top in one of several ways, for convenient access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Inventor: Sean P. Denny
  • Patent number: 6660316
    Abstract: A candy product comprises a plastic housing which defines upper and lower chambers. A candy holder retains a piece of hard candy and can be placed in the lower chamber of the housing to close the chamber. A compressible bottle is retained within the upper chamber and is accessible to a user through openings in the side walls. The bottle includes a nipple which extends through the top of the housing. In use, the candy is removed from the lower chamber, the housing is inverted, and pressure is applied to the bottle to expel the flavored liquid onto the candy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: The Topps Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel G. Hart, Gary D. Weiss
  • Patent number: 6595110
    Abstract: A blending and bubble filtering container structure includes a spoon-shaped blending and bubble filtering container, and a filtering film layer bonded on the spoon-shaped blending and bubble filtering container. The spoon-shaped blending and bubble filtering container is formed with a receiving space and an air guide channel communicated with the receiving space. The filtering film layer is formed with an air vent communicating with the air guide channel, so that the blending bubbles contained in the spoon-shaped blending and bubble filtering container may be carried through the air guide channel and the air vent, and may be drained outward through the air vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Inventor: Chiu-Yun Huang