Having Destructive Type Opening Along Scored Or Perforated Line Patents (Class 426/122)
  • Patent number: 8951590
    Abstract: A tubular bag packaging for bar-shaped food products is made of a film with first and second longitudinal edges. The film has a first seal section at the first longitudinal edge. A flap section at the second longitudinal edge has a second seal section along the second longitudinal edge. The film is closed at the seal sections by forming a continuous back seam in longitudinal direction as a fold-over seam. The film is sealed at transverse edges by transverse seams. The back seam has end face edges adjoining the transverse seams. The flap section has a linear separation cut as a tearing aid disposed on at least one of the end face edges and extending away from the end face edge in longitudinal direction. The film in the area of the second seal section with linear separating cut has a pressure deformation line that extends in longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Ritter Schönbuch Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Dieter Hätinger, Johannes Graf
  • 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: 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: 20150017291
    Abstract: A flexible film package for storing food products comprises a body with a side wall, a closed bottom end, and a closed top end. The body includes a primary line of weakness and a pair of secondary lines of weakness formed in the side wall. Each of the primary and secondary lines of weakness includes a plurality of score lines spaced apart by non-scored portions of the side wall. The score lines of the primary line of weakness have a greater length, width, and depth than the score lines of the secondary lines of weakness. The non-scored portions between the score lines of the primary line of weakness are longer than the non-scored portions between the score lines of the secondary lines of weakness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Edward Doll, Kofi Ampadu
  • Patent number: 8911807
    Abstract: A food package for sliced food products to be maintained with a fluffed appearance, the package including a base member forming a compartment for receiving the food product and a lid sealed to the compartment. The base member has a gripping portion and the lid has a tab which overlies the gripping portion when the lid is connected to the base member. In one form, the gripping portion of the base member has a plurality of edges that define an outer profile of the gripping portion and expose a portion of a lower surface of the tab. The outer profile limits tacking of the tab to the gripping portion when the lid and base member are cut from respective webs of material. Additionally, a method is provided for assembling a food container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Bonita M. Hinze, James F. Schmitt, David W. Wiseman, Daniel R. Feldmeier
  • Patent number: 8910828
    Abstract: A single-use storage and dispensing container is provided for use with small volumes of consumer products. The container is generally sleeve-like, sealed at both ends to contain the flowable material, and is scored or otherwise includes a break point for rupture by a user to dispense the container contents. Application of a threshold pressure to the container by the user will cause the container to rupture at the break point, dispensing flowable material therefrom. The container is suitable for one-handed use. Various cross sectional shapes of the sleeve are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: CLIC Enterprises Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Kanderka, Dean Vincent Borschneck
  • 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: 8889204
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus to ease the consumption of drink and food including a sleeve of flexible material, a perforation formed in one end of the sleeve configured to be removed and form an opening in communication with a chamber formed in the sleeve. The apparatus also includes a straw with a first end to be inserted into the chamber through the sleeve, and a second end with at least one prong to be inserted into the chamber and the food. The second end may be inserted through the opening. The invention also provides a method of consuming food and drink from an apparatus. The invention further provides a method of assembling a snack apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew Conroy
  • Publication number: 20140287106
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a sealed packaging (1, 100, 110) for food products (P), such as confectionery products like candy bars or ice cream bars, preferably having a substantially cuboid form and comprising a flow wrap (2), wherein the flow wrap (2) is closed by end seals (3, 4) at two opposed ends (5, 6) and a fin seal (7) extending in a longitudinal direction of the packaging (1, 100, 110) between the two end seals (3, 4), wherein the fin seal (7) is provided at a lateral side (8) of the packaging (1, 100, 110), wherein an opening aid (9) is provided in the fin seal (7), and wherein the opening aid (9) extends into a tear-line (11) which diagonally traverses at least one of a front and rear wall (F, R) of the packaging (1, 100, 110).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Sophie Marie Labrousse Molla, Mikael Rota, Pierre Henri Lebrand
  • Publication number: 20140170272
    Abstract: Packaging (1) in which first and second layers (11, 12) are coupled to one another and arranged with built-in areas of weakness (21, 22). Part of the first layer (11) exposed outside of the packaging (1) has a built-in in area of weakness (21) and part of the second layer (12) arranged within the packaging (1) has a built-in area of weakness (22). The built-in areas of weakness (21, 22) are arranged such that breaking the first layer (11) at the built-in area of weakness thereof (21) enables the first layer (11) to act on the second layer (12) to break the second layer (12) at the built-in area of weakness (22) to thereby open the packaging (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Sophie Caron, Sebastien Bouline, Nicolas Gres, Oliver Schembri
  • 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: 8550093
    Abstract: A package for tobacco material includes a portion of tobacco material, a wrapper enclosing the portion of tobacco material, a rigid base portion and at least one resealable adhesive label sealing the wrapper around the portion of tobacco material. The wrapper is formed of a flexible sheet material. The package may include an opening strip defined by one or more lines of weakness in the wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Sandrine Saint-Girons, Dan Brady, Steve Sayers
  • Publication number: 20130224346
    Abstract: A package (10) is formed from a flexible laminated wrapper (14) having an outer laminate structure (26) and an inner laminate structure (24) and includes a tear strip (30) formed in the wrapper. The tear strip has an outer tear strip portion (40) defined between a pair of outer spaced lines of weakness (42, 44) in the outer laminate structure. At least one inner line of weakness (48, 50) is formed in the inner laminate structure offset from the outer lines of weakness. At least a part (54) of the tear strip defined in one of the outer and inner laminate structures is bonded to an overlapping region of the other of the outer and inner laminate structures in a peelable manner. An inner tear strip portion (46) may be defined in the inner laminate structure (24) between a pair of spaced inner lines of weakness (48, 50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Cadbury Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Cadbury Holdings Limited
  • Publication number: 20130164417
    Abstract: A processing method of water equilibrium variable pressure dried foods includes the following steps: filling up the airtight space of the water equilibrium variable pressure drying device with edible foods and water, discharging air from the space when filling water and blocking the foods, collecting liquid water by gravity to form vacuum storage space, thereby obtaining water equilibrium variable pressure dried foods. A water equilibrium variable pressure drying device comprises a space encircled with wall material (1) capable of preventing fluid from passing, sealable inlet and outlet (2), and water outlet (4). A processing method of water equilibrium variable pressure dried foods enables vacuum storage and vacuum package by the water equilibrium variable pressure drying device. A package for water equilibrium variable pressure dried foods is disclosed, wherein the sealing structure of at least one side or one edge of the package is harmonica-type structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Dinan Wu, Yuanming Wu
  • Publication number: 20130084367
    Abstract: A container for condiments includes a container portion having generally planar bottom, a generally parallel flange, and defining a cavity having a discharge spout adjacent the parallel flange. The container further includes a generally planar cover portion fashioned from a material more flexible that the material of the container portion and secured to the flange by an adhesive. The container preferably includes a weakened region transversely aligned with the spout but not having fluid communication therewith. Moreover, the container preferably includes a peel initiating structure aligned with the spout but spaced therefrom effective to reduce the peeling force required to separate the cover portion from the container portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: H.J. HEINZ COMPANY
    Inventors: Craig S. CALDWELL, John MARSHALL, William F. RASILE
  • Patent number: 8408793
    Abstract: A flexible container for containing a quantity of pourable product is disclosed herein. The flexible container includes a bag having a first closed end and a second closed end and a wall extending between the first closed end and the second closed end to define a closed cavity. The flexible container also includes a plurality of tearable score lines in the bag spaced from one another to define a plurality of differently configured intended openings in the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventor: Thomas J. Martuch
  • Patent number: 8354132
    Abstract: A laminated lidstock includes a substrate film, a support web; a pressure sensitive adhesive disposed between the substrate and support webs, and covering the substrate film and support web; a product die cut disposed in the substrate film; and an array of opening die cuts disposed in the substrate film; wherein at least one of substrate film and the support web comprises an oxygen barrier, and wherein at least one of the substrate film and the support web carries a registration device. A method of making the lidstock, and a package, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Stephens, David M. Finley, Cindy Price, Jason Scroggs, Darrell Lancaster
  • Publication number: 20130004627
    Abstract: Disclosed is an article of manufacture including bag having a front surface; a rear surface; two side surfaces each having a gusset therein and connecting the front and rear surfaces; a flattenable bottom surface formed by connecting the front, rear, and side surfaces; and a top surface formable by connecting the front, rear, and side surfaces. The bag has a height, a width, and a depth, and defines an internal volume. The bag is sealable and has a seal strength of at least about 1,600 pounds per square inch. The bag is formed from a plastic laminate having a thickness of from about 130 to about 200 microns and a tensile strength of at least about 3,400 pounds per square inch. The article of manufacture also includes at least about 15 pounds of a particulate, flowable composition contained therein. The bag can also have a closure system comprising a non-reusable closure and a reusable closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: George Scott Kerr, Lawrence Andrew Schumacher, Barry Stanley Shantz, David P. Cameron, Roger B. Fielder
  • Patent number: 8342355
    Abstract: An on-demand drinking adapter for use with a beverage container is disclosed. The adapter includes a base with an upper surface and generally cylindrical sides which extend below the upper surface. The cylindrical sides are adapted for temporarily fastening the adapter to a mouth of a beverage container. The adapter also includes a spout with a vertically extending surface, a second surface, and an on-demand drinking aperture. The spout extends above the upper surface and the vertically extending surface is curved and coextensive with a portion of the cylindrical sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Ann M. Goade
  • Publication number: 20120321757
    Abstract: Celery can be commercially harvested by removing the top portion of the celery plant to leave the bottom portion of the celery plant attached to the stem in the ground. After removing the top portion of the celery, the celery is cut above the stem to separate the plurality of individual petioles. The separated individual petioles are then washed, and packaged into a sleeve. The top portion of the celery plant, the separation of the plurality of individual petioles, as well as the washing of the individual petioles are performed in the field in which the celery plant was grown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: DOLE FRESH VEGETABLES, INC.
    Inventor: Terence J. FOLEY
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120276253
    Abstract: A metallic foil pouch whose body has a contour of convex and concave curvatures and lacks right-angled edges. The body has one side transparent or translucent and an opposite side of metallic foil. The contents of the body include an alcoholic beverage. A straw is secured to the body, which has a portion that is penetrable by manual force for insertion of the straw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Ryan Paul Considine, Maria Considine
  • Publication number: 20120269934
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a full aperture beverage end (14) having a centre panel (30), a countersink (22) surrounding the centre panel (30), a main score (50) arranged in proximity to the countersink (22) to define a removeable aperture panel (54) and a vent score (46). The beverage end (14) is adapted for use with products that are pressurised to over 30 psi (207 kPa) when opened, and during opening the vent score (46) is adapted to sever first, controlling the pressure differential between the external surface and internal surface of the centre panel (30), thereby allowing the main score (50) to tear in a controlled and reliable manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Ramsey, Garry Richard Chant, Andrew Robert Lockley, Brian Fields, Martin John Watson, Eleanor Rachel, Ann Hyde
  • Publication number: 20120263835
    Abstract: A can end that is attached to a metal can body with a bottom end forming a cavity that may be filled with food, liquid, etc. The can end is made of metal with a bead configuration located in the outer circumference of the can end that increases its resistance to deformation when subjected to high pressure cooking environments and assists in preventing the can end from separating along the frangible score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Lynn A. Burleson, JR., John L. Phillips, Donald M. Gust, Rohm E. Bloedorn
  • Publication number: 20120258214
    Abstract: A package for consumable wrapped products, such as cereal bars, power bars, granola bars or other snacks. The package may include an elongated body and a fin seal on the elongated body that folds to the left side of the package. The fin seal may be located near the center of the package or on an edge of the package and may include one or more nicks on an edge of the fin seal. The package may include a top seal and a side seal. The package may also include a tear notch for propagating a tear across the package. The package may include one or more score lines extending across the package. The package may include a vertical score that prevents further tearing of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: JOE SAGEL
  • Publication number: 20120244260
    Abstract: The invention relates to an animal feed for dogs or cats based on animal tissue, water, and hydrocolloid as a thickener, wherein the animal feed includes a water content of at least 80% by weight, preferably at least 85% by weight. According to the invention, said feed is liquid at room temperature, has a fat content at least 1% by weight and less than 5% by weight, and is packed in a tubular bag, wherein the top side and the bottom side thereof are welded at a welding surface at a front end and back end of the tubular bag, and a designed fracture point for tearing open the bag is provided at the front end in the welding surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Helmut Deuerer
  • Publication number: 20120231126
    Abstract: The present invention relates to dispensing of a substance from a container by means of a dispensing apparatus. Specifically, the exemplary embodiment of the present invention relates to (1) a container and (2) the automated method for opening such container and (3) the automated method of dispensing of the contents from such container into a customer receptacle or glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: La-Vit Technology LLC
    Inventors: Gian Matteo Lo Faro, John R. Laverack, Yuanli Shentu, Kurt R. Weseman, George E. Riehm, Greg G. Weaver
  • Publication number: 20120183650
    Abstract: A method of packaging a moldable food product includes providing a base tray having a plurality of compartments arranged in an array, wherein each of the compartments has an interior space defining a volume for storing the moldable food product, an open end, and inter-compartmental walls extending from the open end on at least two sides; filling the compartments with the moldable food product, wherein the moldable food product is in a first phase; cooling the moldable food product in each of the compartments to increase a solidity of the moldable food product with respect to the first phase to allow the moldable food product to conform to the shape of the interior space of the compartment; and sealing the filled compartments so as to cover the open ends of the compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Durga LISKE
  • Patent number: 8202559
    Abstract: An improved method of preparing vegetables intended for microwave cooking allows a hot, cooked vegetable to be easily removed from an enveloping film. The vegetables are cleaned and seasonings and cooking aids such as oils are optionally applied to the vegetable. Then the prepared vegetables are enclosed by and sealed into a plastic film. The film protects the vegetable from excess desiccation and provides a “built-in” container for microwave cooking. The film includes an opening system for safely releasing the vegetable after cooking. A tear-strip includes an edge or tab for grasping so that the film can be opened by a simple pull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Progressive Produce Corporation
    Inventor: James K. Leimkuhler
  • Patent number: 8197925
    Abstract: A heat-scalable, composite film said film comprising a polymeric substrate layer having a first and second surface and disposed on a surface of the substrate layer a water-soluble barrier layer, wherein (i) the substrate layer has one or more venting means therein; and (ii) the thickness of the barrier layer is from about 0.05 to about 40 ?m; a process for the manufacture thereof; and use thereof as a self-venting film in the packaging of an ovenable meal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Stephen William Sankey, Ken Evans, David Voisin, Stephen Keith Franzyshen
  • Publication number: 20120128835
    Abstract: Flexible film packages having a partial, initial seal against ambient atmosphere and are easily openable and reclosable. The flexible film packages are generally resealable to extend the shelf-life or freshness of products contained therein once the package is initially opened. By one approach, the flexible film has two opposing edge portions that meet to form a longitudinal seal extending from a first end seal to a second end seal. The flexible film may have a score that defines a package opening. An elongated closure layer may extend over the score and may extend from a first end seal to a second end seal and within the opposing edge portions that form the longitudinal seal. The elongated closure layer may have a tack-free gripping portion used to release at least a portion of the elongated closure from the flexible film to form the package opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Deborah A. LYZENGA, Jeffrey Thomas WEBER, Louis Peter FENECH, III, Leonard SCAROLA, Rachel LEICHTE, Marty GOLDEN, Paul E. DOLL
  • Patent number: 8181815
    Abstract: A shrink-film seal (101, 201, 301, 401) is described having at least one stamped portion (102, 402, 602, 702) which is arranged along the circumference of a container (203, 303) which is to be sealed. The regions which are defined by the stamping lines are designed in such a way that at least one contiguous window is produced by a shrinking process. This achieves a situation where the opening of the sealed container can be immediately detected simply, without aids or expert knowledge and therefore a considerable increase in the product security is ensured. A method is also described for sealing containers with a shrink-film seal (101, 201, 301, 401).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ulrich Moosheimer, Florian Carl
  • Patent number: 8151674
    Abstract: A layer cutting apparatus includes a tray having an interior defined by a bottom and sidewall. A sleeve is at least partially disposed in the interior of the tray, and a cutting line is attached to the sleeve. The cutting line is configured to be removed from the sleeve by pulling the line away from the tray at one point of the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: General Mills Marketing, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Baeten, Vanessa L. Little, Karalyn A. Littlefield, Mark W. Yungner, Robert A. Zoss, Linda Baggio
  • Publication number: 20120070543
    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: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Gotthard Mahlich
  • Publication number: 20110183048
    Abstract: Soluble coffee products include compressed coffee particles that can be blended with powdered or ground roast coffee products, oils and flavorings to produce dissolvable coffee beverages in a variety of flavors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Ken Noble, Samantha Peski
  • Patent number: 7967510
    Abstract: A flexible container for containing a quantity of pourable product is disclosed herein. The flexible container includes a bag having a first closed end and a second closed end and a wall extending between the first closed end and the second closed end to define a closed cavity. The flexible container also includes a tearable score line defining an intended opening directly to the closed cavity. The tearable score line divides the wall into a first portion engaged with both of the first closed end and the second closed end and a second portion spaced from both of the first closed end and the second closed end. The tearable score line is exposed and directly graspable such that the bag is operable to function as a dish when the second portion is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventor: Thomas J. Martuch
  • Patent number: 7968133
    Abstract: The invention concerns an element including: 1 sheet (1) including an intermediate zone (29) located between two zones designed to form side walls (9, 11), the intermediate zone (29) being designed to form a flap folded along the tip against one first (9) of the side walls, and elements (51a, 51b) for guiding tears in the sheet (1) the elements forming a single pull tab (58) to cause tears, the pull tab (58) being, in the intermediate zone, spaced apart from the media axis (A) of the zone designed to form the base (3). The invention is, for example, applicable to packaging of melted cheese.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Fromageries Bel
    Inventors: Sylvain Dal, Jean-Claude Weber
  • Patent number: 7862841
    Abstract: A multiple serving container shaped to incorporate an opening dimensionally sized to fit within the opening of the typical plastic liquid containers used for bottling water, fruit juice and soda. The serving container fitting inside an opening into the liquid container allows transfer of contents without spillage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: Michael D Boyd
  • Publication number: 20100272868
    Abstract: Multi-chambered food containers having and methods of using same are provided. In a general embodiment, the present disclosure provides a multi-chambered food container having a first chamber, a second chamber, and a peelable seal separating the first and the second chambers. The second chamber can have a food component stored therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Leslie Krysty, Mark Green, Greg Ische, Bradley Rentfrow
  • Publication number: 20100233327
    Abstract: A system and method for formulating compositions of concentrated liquid sugar that are provided in individual serving sizes in recyclable and compostable packaging, which are configured for ease of use. In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the invention, the liquid sugar composition comprises at the very least a predetermined ratio of a finite amount of natural, organic, pure cane sugar or natural sugar substitute, to a finite amount of water. The composition of liquid sugar in accordance with the preferred embodiment has a brix degree measurement greater than 67.5. The preferred compositions of concentrated liquid sugar are formulated with different ingredients that are configured to sweeten a desired drink uniformly, while dissolving instantly and without diluting it unnecessarily and spoiling its natural taste. Moreover, these preferred compositions of liquid sugar are completely devoid of any taste other than that of natural sugar, nor do they have any discernible color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Seth J. Hersh
  • Publication number: 20100209551
    Abstract: A reclosable package having an opening panel such that when the panel is in a closed position, the confectionery product within the package is retained and when the panel is in an open position, the product is exposed for dispensing. The confectionery product may be oriented in a manner with respect to the opening defined by the opening panel to provide easy access to a consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Ujjaini Mitra-Shah, James Bougoulas, Yoichiro Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20100166924
    Abstract: A flexible package with a multiple-opening feature is suitable for retail sale of food products and is comprised of a film material. The flexible package includes two areas of weakness defining two removable top portions. Removal of the first top portion exposes an opening in the flexible package allowing egress of the product through a first opening. Removal of the second top portion exposes a second opening in the flexible package, which, by one approach, is larger than the first opening and thereby permits increased access to the food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Jean Elizabeth Leathersich, Glenn Stanley Gruskin, Gladys O. Sierra-Gomez
  • Patent number: 7695788
    Abstract: A sealed rectangular parallelepiped polypropylene conditioning package with fast tear-off opening for pasty products likely to melt into a semi-liquid state, in particular cheese, includes a first sheet (1) cut out along a suitable contour and having a rectangular shell-type shape for receiving the product and for providing a gripping corner (2) for opening the package, a cover sheet and two tear-off strips (5,6). The gripping corner (2) has a triangular projection formed on one of the sides of the first sheet cut out into an octagonal shape and the tear-off strips (5, 6) form a pointed U shape whereof the tip is located in the triangular projection, thereby making it easy and simple to open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Fromageries Bel
    Inventors: Sylvain Dal, René Blatter
  • Publication number: 20100086652
    Abstract: An hermetic package for food products (P), such as confectionary products, chocolates, pralines, chocolate eggs, etc., including a wrapper of sheet material airtight sealed (2) around the product (P) and having one, or preferably two, extremity portions (3) twisted bow-like according to a general candy-like configuration. The bow or each bow (3) has a distal edge (3a) with a zigzag patterned or other shaped incision (4) susceptible of providing a triggering point for the tearing of the wrapper. Preferably, the wrapping material is an oriented film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: SOREMARTEC S.A.
    Inventor: Sergio Mansuino
  • Publication number: 20100068354
    Abstract: An infant formula dispensing apparatus has a receptacle for receiving a sealed pod containing an amount of infant formula powder sufficient for a single feeding of a predetermined size. When the pod is placed in the receptacle, a fixture of the apparatus pierces the pod and forces warm water through the pod. The water mixes with the infant formula powder in the pod and exits the pod though a spout, where it is received in a receptacle, such as a lidless baby bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Danny J. Roberson, Aida Viana, Lidia Viana
  • Publication number: 20090324783
    Abstract: A package (1) with carbonated beverage wherein the package is at least substantially manufactured from film material and is closed by at least one sealed joint (7, 12) and/or glued joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: HEINEKEN SUPPLY CHAIN B.V.
    Inventors: Gijsbertus Pieter Eling Vos, Florent Marie De Maximy
  • Publication number: 20090304874
    Abstract: A laminated lidstock includes a substrate film, a support web; a pressure sensitive adhesive disposed between the substrate and support webs, and covering the substrate film and support web; a product die cut disposed in the substrate film; and an array of opening die cuts disposed in the substrate film; wherein at least one of substrate film and the support web comprises an oxygen barrier, and wherein at least one of the substrate film and the support web carries a registration device. A method of making the lidstock, and a package, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Chad Stephens, David M. Finley, Cindy Price, Jason Scroggs, Darell Lancaster
  • Publication number: 20090304873
    Abstract: A single-dose container for liquids and/or solids, comprising: a wrapper, provided with at least an opening; at least a cannula sealedly arranged though the at least an opening such as to extend internally of the wrapper and project partially externally of the wrapper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventor: Giordano Magnoni
  • Publication number: 20090304875
    Abstract: A reclosable flexible package is suitable for retail sale of food products and is comprised of a film material. The flexible package includes a pair of curved semi-rigid strips attached to the walls of the flexible pouch and positioned parallel to the package opening. The curved semi-rigid strips are configured and arranged to nest together and bias toward one another. Upon removal of the top portion, the curved semi-rigid strips are moveable between a closed position and an open position. Further, the curved semi-rigid strips are configured such that they automatically reclose the package when the strips are released from the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Zerfas, Jin Zhang Tam, Peter Matthew Foltz, Ryon Scott Lockhart, Lane Charles Taber, JR., Daniel John Little, Scott Wesley Wiltz