Bag Or Tubular Film (e.g., Pouch, Flexible Food Casing, Envelope, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/34.3)
  • Patent number: 10448793
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dry wipe comprising a woven or knitted microfiber fabric having hydrophilic polymer microfibers and lipophilic polymer microfibers, which is impregnated with at least one surfactant, the hydrophilic/lipophilic balance (HLB) of which is greater than or equal to 5. These wipes can be used to clean the surface of substrates and/or to confer demisting properties on hydrophilic surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SATISLOH AG
    Inventors: Mamonjy Cadet, Annette Cretier
  • Patent number: 10336618
    Abstract: Methods and devices to synthesize vertically aligned carbon nanotube (VACNT) arrays directly on a catalytic conductive substrate without addition of an external metallic catalyst layer and without any pretreatment to the substrate surface using a plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) method are provided. A method comprises providing a catalytic conductive substrate, that has not been pretreated through a plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) method or other methods, to a PECVD device, etching the catalytic conductive substrate to form catalytically active nano-features on the surface of the catalytic conductive substrate, and growing vertically aligned carbon nanotubes on the surface of the catalytic conductive substrate, without an external metallic catalyst layer, by providing a carbon source gas to the catalytic conductive substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventor: Wenzhi Li
  • Patent number: 10286380
    Abstract: A sorbent pouch for use in sorbent dialysis. The sorbent pouch allows for fluid to freely pass into and through the sorbent materials, while keeping the sorbent materials inside the sorbent pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. Gerber, Christopher M. Hobot
  • Patent number: 10287703
    Abstract: A substrate characterised in that it is at least partially surface-coated with a coating containing at least one so-called “barrier” layer having silica and one or more material(s) X selected from among SiC, Si, Si3N4, in which layer the amount of X varies between 25-wt. % and 50.-wt. % in relation to the total weight of the barrier layer, the barrier layer being formed by grains of one or more materials X covered at least partially in a silica shell, and the barrier layer being in direct contact with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT À L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Garandet, Denis Camel, Béatrice Drevet, Nicolas Eustathopoulos, Charles Huguet, Johann Testard, Rayisa Voytovych
  • Patent number: 10273354
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for making a thermoplastic composition, comprising the steps of: a) melt mixing a first thermoplastic polymer and a paper product comprising a mixture of cellulose fibers and a second thermoplastic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Maria Soliman, Ronald Julianus Peter Schipper, Leonardus Joore, Ajay Kumar Taraiya
  • Patent number: 10144912
    Abstract: A polymer film for packaging at least one microorganism culture medium includes at least one layer of polystyrene and at least one heat-sealing layer. The polymer film has an average water vapor permeability of between 30.0 g/m2×24 hours and 140.0 g/m2×24 hours, preferentially between 70.0 g/m2×24 hours and 120.0 g/m2×24 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: BIOMERIEUX
    Inventors: Bruno Tetart, Nathalie Simon
  • Patent number: 10099836
    Abstract: A method for making an insulating dunnage product (10) includes the steps of (a) permanently deforming at least one non-planar interior layer (12) that includes a paper sheet to form a plurality of air pockets (14), (b) surrounding the at least one interior layer (12) on all four sides and over the top and bottom sides of the at least one interior layer (12) with at least one outer layer (16) of sheet material and (c) peripherally sealing the at least one outer layer (16) to capture the at least one interior layer (12) therein such that the interior layer (12) has major portions that are free to shift relative to adjacent portions of the at least one outer layer (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: RANPAK CORP.
    Inventor: Robert C Cheich
  • Patent number: 10023972
    Abstract: A substrate, in particular intended for contact with liquid silicon, wherein it is at least partially surface-coated with a multilayer coating formed by: at least one layer, known as the adhesion layer, contiguous with the substrate, having an open porosity of at least 30%, and formed of a material comprising silica and silicon nitride, said material having a silica content of between 10 wt.-% and 55 wt.-% in relation to the total weight thereof; and a layer different from the adhesion layer, known as the release layer, located on the surface of the adhesion layer and formed of a material including silica and silicon nitride, said material having a silica content of between 2 wt.-% and 10 wt.-% in relation to the total weight thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT À L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Garandet, Denis Camel, Béatrice Drevet, Nicolas Eustathopoulos, Charles Huguet, Johann Testard, Rayisa Voytovych
  • Patent number: 9930764
    Abstract: An x-ray head support boom has a number of tube segments coupled together in series. Each segment may be formed from a flexible membrane and encloses a jammable medium that transitions between a fluidic state and a rigid state in response to an applied force. Each segment is coupled to an actuator for application of the force. At least one cable is coupled to one or more tube segments to apply a tensile force to bend the series of tube segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott T. MacLaughlin
  • Patent number: 9834629
    Abstract: A dispersion stabilizer for suspension polymerization is provided that includes a vinyl alcohol-based polymer (A), wherein a 0.1 mass % concentration aqueous solution of the polymer (A) has an absorbance (a1) of less than 0.25 at a wavelength of 280 nm, the aqueous solution has an absorbance (a2) of less than 0.030 at a wavelength of 320 nm, the polymer (A) has a degree of saponification of not less than 68 mol % and not more than 98 mol %, the polymer (A) has a viscosity-average degree of polymerization of more than 1500 and less than 4500, and the polymer (A) in powder form has a YI value of not less than 5. The dispersion stabilizer is capable of producing a vinyl-based resin that is excellent in polymerization stability, has a small particle size, and has an improved bulk density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tadahito Fukuhara
  • Patent number: 9622903
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance for attachment to a stoma, the ostomy appliance comprising: an adhesive wafer (100) defining a passage for receiving a stoma of a user, the adhesive wafer comprising a backing layer and a skin facing adhesive layer; and a collecting bag (116) which in use is secured to the adhesive wafer; wherein the adhesive wafer in a first adhesive zone has a first set of properties and in a second adhesive zone (104) has a second set of properties, the first zone defining three or more radially extending zones, wherein the second zone defines one or more interconnecting parts (110), each of which interconnects at least two of the radially extending zones (108).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Dorrit Diana Israelson, Hasse Buus, Charlotte Klein, Kristoffer Hansen, Henrik Edvardsen
  • Patent number: 9422425
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for producing a film particularly well suited for shrink film applications, said method comprising the steps of selecting a target polyethylene resin and then increasing the melt strength of the polyethylene resin by reacting the polyethylene resin with an alkoxy amine derivative, and then forming a film from the reacted target polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignees: Dow global Technologies LLC, Dow Brasil S.A.
    Inventors: Teresa P. Karjala, Nicolas Cardoso Mazzola, Mehmet Demirors, Jorge Caminero Gomes, Michael A. Terrasa
  • Patent number: 9080075
    Abstract: An organopolysiloxane containing at least two silicon-bonded hydroxyl groups, the reaction product of an amino-containing organoalkoxysilane with a dicarboxylic anhydride, and an organopolysiloxane containing long-chain alkyl and alkoxy groups, but free of hydroxyl groups are emulsified and dispersed in water in the presence of a surfactant to form a coating emulsion composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Osawa, Kenji Yamamoto, Yasunori Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9064667
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement carbon nanotube-based field emitters. In one embodiment, a method of fabricating a carbon nanotube field emitter includes: patterning a substrate with a catalyst, where the substrate has thereon disposed a diffusion barrier layer; growing a plurality of carbon nanotubes on at least a portion of the patterned catalyst; and heating the substrate to an extent where it begins to soften such that at least a portion of at least one carbon nanotube becomes enveloped by the softened substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Harish Manohara, Valerie Kristof, Risaku Toda
  • Patent number: 9028935
    Abstract: This invention relates to a liquid-filled tetrahedral package having a longitudinal fin seal and having a first transverse seal on one end of the package and a second transverse seal on the opposite end of the package, wherein the first and second transverse seals are substantially perpendicular to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Bernhard Zeiler, Charles D. Buis, Neal Burgess, James A. Renninger, John B. Manly, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150099074
    Abstract: The invention comprises a body bag having at least two layers of a sheet material and a paper sheet, with the sheet material being a plastic coated on at least a portion with adhesive, the coating of adhesive cause the sheet material to stick only to itself. The paper sheet is adjacent to the plastic sheet material to initially prevent the sheet material from sticking to itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: BioSeal Systems
    Inventor: Edward L. McWilliams
  • Publication number: 20150037522
    Abstract: Disclosed is a decorative cover for cleaning product containers. The device includes a cylindrical cover having a decorative ornamentation on its exterior surface. In some embodiments, the cover may also include decorative ornamentation on its interior surface to provide fluidity of content and design. The ornamentation is customizable so that the cover may be decorated with any pattern, image, or inscription. The cover has an open top and bottom configuration so as to allow a user to slide on the cover over an existing cleaning product container without requiring additional attachment means. The device is constructed to conceal the basic packaging disposed on the product containers. In this way, the present invention adds a decorative appeal to an otherwise basic packaging which may not be aesthetically appealing to consumers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Jerome Smith
  • Publication number: 20150004338
    Abstract: A packaging structure of container is provided with a base layer and an insulating layer joined together to form a flexible packaging structure. The base layer can be made of paper materials or metal materials, and the insulating layer can be made of the foam thermal insulation materials of EPE, EPP, EPS, EPO, or materials with similar properties. The packaging structure provides packaging to wrap around items that can be packed, such as bottles or cans, and achieves the benefit of insulation and heat preservation using the insulating layer. In addition, a magnetic layer can be provided on the insulating layer, so that the packaging structure not only provides benefits of insulation and heat preservation through the package of various shapes of items, but also provides the effect of fixture by having its both ends absorbing each other at a fixed position using the magnetic layer afterward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Wun-Da Yang
  • Patent number: 8883236
    Abstract: A packaged food product, comprising a wrapping (1) entirely made of coating-free transpiring paper material and a product (100) to be cooked or heated received therein, wherein the wrapping (1) itself is apt to be exposed to a heat source jointly to the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Policarta S.r.l.
    Inventor: Arturo Giusti
  • Publication number: 20140319018
    Abstract: The system for shipping bottles is provided; the system contains a plurality of corrugated members that interleave to form a plurality of bottle holding cavities. The system utilizes an insulative pad formed of a textile pad disposed within a polymer film sleeve. The insulative pad is disposed around the bottle holding cavities. A textile pad has chopped fibers selected from the group polyester, nylon, acrylic, cotton, polypropylene, denim and combinations thereof is coupled to an interior surface being attached to the pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Chad A. Collison
  • Publication number: 20140314976
    Abstract: In exemplary implementations of this invention, a shape controller controls the shape of a bladder as the bladder inflates. The shape controller includes a first set of regions and a second set of regions. The second set of regions is more flexible than the first set of regions. The shape controller is embedded within, or adjacent to, a wall of the bladder. When the bladder is inflated, the overall shape of the bladder bends in areas adjacent to the more flexible regions of the shape controller. For example, the shape controller may comprise paper and the more flexible regions may comprise creases in the paper. Or, for example, the more flexible regions may comprise notches or indentations. In some implementations of this invention, a multi-state shape display changes shape as it inflates, with additional bumps forming as pressure in the display increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ryuma Niiyama, Lining Yao, Jifei Ou, Sean Follmer, Hiroshi Ishii
  • Publication number: 20140272214
    Abstract: The invention provides hot melt adhesives comprising (A) a mixture of polymers consisting of (1) an amorphous alpha olefin, (2) an ethylene copolymer that has a Tg value equal to or less than ?35° C.; and (3) a styrene block copolymer; and (B) a polyethylene wax grafted with a functional group. These hot melt adhesives have high heat resistance and good low temperature performance, making them particularly well suited for end-of-line packaging application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicants: Henkel Ltd., Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Ellis, Geetanjaliben Shah, Andrea Eodice
  • Publication number: 20140248449
    Abstract: A composite structure disclosed includes a base (X) and a layer (Y). The layer (Y) includes a mixture of a metal oxide (A), a phosphorus compound (B), and a compound (La) (silicon compound). Examples of the phosphorus compound (B) and the compound (La) include a compound containing a site capable of reacting with the metal oxide (A). When the number of moles of metal atoms (M) derived from the metal oxide (A) is denoted by NM and the number of moles of Si atoms derived from the compound (La) is denoted by NSi, 0.01?NSi/NM?0.30 is satisfied. When the number of moles of phosphorus atoms derived from the phosphorus compound (B) is denoted by NP, 0.8?NM/NP?4.5 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Sasaki, Kentaro Yoshida, Mamoru Omoda, Wataru Hirose, Manabu Shibata, Tatsuya Oshita
  • Publication number: 20140248450
    Abstract: The method disclosed includes: a step (I) of preparing a dispersion liquid (S) including an aluminum compound (A); a step (II) of mixing the dispersion liquid (S) and a predetermined phosphorus compound (B) so as to prepare a coating liquid (U); a step (III) of applying the coating liquid (U) onto the base (X) so as to form a precursor layer of the layer (Y); and a step (IV) of subjecting the precursor layer to heat treatment at a temperature of 110° C. or more so as to form the layer (Y). The aluminum compound (A) can be formed by adding an acid to a solution including an aluminate. The number of moles (NM) of aluminum atoms derived from the aluminum compound (A) and the number of moles (NP) of phosphorus atoms derived from the phosphorus compound (B) satisfy 0.8?(NM)/(NP)?4.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Sasaki, Kentaro Yoshida, Mamoru Omoda, Suehiko Nagano, Tatsuya Oshita
  • Publication number: 20140220271
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a tile or panel having at least one magnetic material embedded therein, and fully or partially covered with at least one layer of parchment. The invention also encompasses at least one discrete permanent magnet that is placed at an appropriate location within a panel or tile, and wherein at least a portion of the panel or tile and the at least one magnet are then optionally covered with at least one layer of at least one barrier material, and then at least one parchment layer partially or fully envelopes this assembly. The inventive tile having at least one magnetic type material can have at least one indicia or design on at least one surface, and the inventive tile can be magnetically attached to a wall or another panel having at least one magnetic type material to form a wall or panel surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Jesse Karl Meyer
  • Patent number: 8790759
    Abstract: A label for a bottle where the label is comprised of a laminate where an outer layer (3) is a material susceptible to losing opaqueness when made wet, and an inner layer (5) behind this first layer which is a material that is opaque, and such that it will maintain such opaqueness when wet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignees: Collotype Services Pty Ltd, Avery Dennison Materials Pty Ltd
    Inventor: John Frankhuisen
  • Patent number: 8771813
    Abstract: A container for semi-solid compositions comprising a tube portion having a first paper that defines first, second, and third plies forming an open end and a closed end, the tube portion comprising a lumen containing a semi-solid composition. The tube portion comprises a continuous coating that is a permeation barrier to the semi-solid composition, which is disposed between the first and second plies and the second and third plies. The container also includes a restrictor portion sized and dimensioned to couple with the open end of the tube portion and an end closure member sized and dimensioned to mate with the restrictor portion. The tube portion, restrictor portion, and end closure are made of one or more biodegradable materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: Ellery West, Gail West
  • Patent number: 8697210
    Abstract: A polymer and coating composition containing the polymer are provided that are useful in coating applications such as, for example, food or beverage packaging containers. The polymer preferably includes a backbone having one or more polycyclic groups. In one embodiment, the polymer is a polyester and, more preferably, a polyester-urethane polymer. In one embodiment, the one or more polycyclic groups is a tricyclic or higher group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Stenson, Benoit Prouvost, Jeffrey Niederst, Donald Wind, Richard H. Evans, Charles Skillman, Paul E. Share, James Robinson
  • Publication number: 20140099455
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are flexible barrier packages composed of materials that are substantially free of virgin, petroleum-based compounds. The flexible barrier packages contain a sealant that has a biobased content of at least about 85%. The sealant is laminated to an outer substrate that has a biobased content of at least about 95% via a tie layer that can further include an extruded substrate. The extruded substrate has a biobased content of at least about 85%. Ink optionally can be deposited on either side of the outer substrate, and the exterior surface of the outer substrate can further include a lacquer. A barrier material layer can be deposited or laminated between the first tie layer and the outer substrate. The flexible barrier packages of the invention are useful for enclosing a consumer product, for example, food, drink, wipes, shampoo, conditioner, skin lotion, shave lotion, liquid soap, bar soap, toothpaste, and detergent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Norman Scott Broyles, Andrew Julian Wnuk, Jeffrey Charles Hayes, Emily Charlotte Boswell, Lee Matthew Arent
  • Patent number: 8685505
    Abstract: There is provided a dimensionally stable laminated paperboard material having a tear-resistant polymer film core. The tear-resistant paperboard laminate is a multi-layer paperboard laminate with an integral polymer core having a tear resistance a thickness of at least 1 mil and a tear resistance of at least 350 grams of force in machine direction and 400 grams of force in cross direction, as measured by the Elmendorf tear propagation test. Two paperboard substrates are bonded on respective opposite sides of the polymer core, to provide printability, facilitate adherence and prevent frictional resistance. The multi-layer paperboard-polymer-paperboard laminate is particularly useful for child-resistant, senior-friendly and pilfer-proof packaging and may be printed on, hot-stamped, embossed, die-cut and glued using conventional printing and converting techniques. An adhesive laminating process and an extrusion laminating process for manufacturing the laminate are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Emballages Stuart Inc.
    Inventor: Jacques Garant
  • Patent number: 8679600
    Abstract: The food drainage bag is a flexible drainage bag fabricated from a fine-mesh material having non-stick properties. The bag is utilized to drain excess liquid from frozen or fresh food items. Liquids can be made to drain more quickly from the foods simply gently by squeezing the bag. Alternatively, foods may be allowed to drain naturally if desired. The bag is easily cleaned and may be folded for storage or positioned on a hook to dry when not in use. The interior of the bag may be treated with a non-stick, non-toxic material to further enhance its non-stick properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Diana K. Vogle
  • Publication number: 20140079897
    Abstract: The invention provides hot melt adhesive with wide service temperature ranges, methods of using the adhesive to bond substrates together, to close/seal cases and cartons and the like, and to articles of manufacture comprising the adhesive. The hot melt adhesive comprises a metallocene catalyzed polyethylene copolymer, less than 10 wt % of a functionalized metallocene catalyzed polyethylene copolymer, greater than 22 wt % of a wax, a tackifier and optionally, additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Chuiwah Alice Cheung, Patrick James Hayes, Stephane Belmudes
  • Patent number: 8642101
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a liquid packaging board (1), wherein the base board (3) is provided with at least one polymeric coating layer on both sides thereof to decrease the flavor scalping from a packaged liquid, such as citrus fruit juice. Inside the baseboard, there is a layer (6) of ethylene methyl acrylate copolymer either in a direct contact with the packaged liquid or coated with a thin layer of polyolefin. The invention also relates to a closed package for liquid food that is formed from the liquid packaging board (1) by folding and seaming, wherein the side that comes in contact with the food product, correspondingly, comprises an EMA layer and, possibly, a thin polyolefin layer on top of the same. The invention further comprises the use of EMA in decreasing the flavor scalping from the packaged liquid by the packaging material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Stora Enso Oyj
    Inventors: Kimmo Nevalainen, Tapani Penttinen, Janne Pynnonen
  • Patent number: 8592014
    Abstract: A container for holding food or beverages includes an inner thermoformed sleeve and a molded insulating foam support layer. The inner sleeve and foam support layer each have a circumferential wall extending from a bottom wall. The foam layer is bonded to the thermoformed sleeve on the outside or inside of the sleeve. The container can also include an outer sleeve bonded to an outer surface of the foam support layer. The inner sleeve may be made of thermoformed polystyrene. The outer sleeve may be a paper label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Grupo Convermex, S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: Benito Alvarez, Efrén de Urquijo Carmona
  • Patent number: 8574691
    Abstract: An improved adhesive composition having increased bond strength between a celluosic board and plastic film substrate is provided. The adhesive composition having improved adhesion includes a modified starch component, polyethylenimine and water. Articles having improved adhesion and methods of making the articles having improved adhesion are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Tianjian Huang, Hui Yang
  • Patent number: 8568809
    Abstract: Oil resistant package material and packages prepared therefrom have cyclodextrin incorporated in or adjacent to a film layer of the package to reduce the permeation of oil through the package material, and particularly out of the package. The film layer comprises a polymer that coordinates or bonds with a cyclodextrin compound in an amount sufficient to reduce the permeation of oil through the film layer as compared to a like film layer that does not contain cyclodextrin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Diamond Foods, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcia A. Popa, Randal J. Monforton, David W. Plank, Jonathan W. DeVries
  • Patent number: 8563057
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a smokable planar or hose-type food casing or food casing film for food packagings, such as, e.g., sausage casings, shrink bags or the like on polymer basis, which is for the first time manufactured in the jet-blasting process from a homogeneous molten plastic material consisting of a plastic mixture consisting of at least of PA (polyamide) with PVAL (polyvinyl alcohol) and PEBAX (polyether block amide). The food casing or food casing film has a water vapor permeability that is at least 1 kg/m2 within 24 h. Its oxygen permeability at a film thickness of 30 ?m is less than 2.1 cm3/m2 within 24 h. Moreover the present invention for the first time proposes a method for manufacturing it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Kuhne Anlagenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Jürgen Schiffmann
  • Patent number: 8563102
    Abstract: This invention relates to bags and pouches made from films for packaging of flowable materials, in particular liquids that are made from blends of polyethylene and polypropylene useful to in addition to possessing good flex crack resistance, these films can withstand steam sterilization and/or aseptic packaging conditions as they have Hot Tack Initiation Temperatures in the range of from about 100° C. to about 140° C. and Hot Tack Strengths of not more than 5 N/inch in the temperature range from 100° C. to 150° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Liqui-Box Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Keith Breck, Nicholas Farkas, Yuqi Cai
  • Patent number: 8486500
    Abstract: A bag and a method of making a bag having a first panel, a second panel and gusseted side panel, and each side panel having a tuck forming, folding geometry with folds intersecting at junctions with longitudinal folds at the first panel and second panel, and having an apex intersecting the center gusset fold, the apex and the junctions being intersected with respective transverse creases, at least a first region of the bag being flattened, a turned back portion of the first panel being turned back on itself and folded along one of the transverse creases, and the first region being pivoted and flattened against the turned back portion of the first panel An end of the bag is covered with a tamper evident structure having an adhesive tape with or without a tamper evidence security device and with or without a tear strip
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Coating Excellence International LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Austreng, Cori K. Kohl
  • Publication number: 20130084374
    Abstract: A bag containing foods, particularly foods to be re-heated or cooked and/or bakery products which are pre-baked and/or need to be re-baked, with an essentially closed bottom end and an opposing opening end, comprises a front wall and a rear wall that are attached to each other, at least in one or more sections, directly or through side walls, in the region of their side edges and bottom edges. The front wall and/or the rear wall and optionally also at least one side wall, preferably all side walls, comprise or are made of glassine paper and/or cellulose paper with a single- or double-sided fluorine coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: PAPIER-METTLER, INHABER MICHAEL METTLER E.K.
    Inventor: Papier-Mettler. Inhaber Michael Mettler e.K.
  • Patent number: 8409676
    Abstract: A compostable sheet material comprising a compostable substrate layer, a first compostable and sealable layer on a first side of the substrate layer, and a second compostable and sealable layer overlying said first sealable layer, wherein the material of the second sealable layer has a lower heat-sealing initiation temperature than the material of the first sealable layer. Also provided are environmentally friendly packages comprising the inventive sheet material, and methods of making such packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Mars, Inc.
    Inventor: Geoffrey Furneaux
  • Patent number: 8394474
    Abstract: A coextruded multilayer film includes a core layer including an ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer; two intermediate layers each including a blend of an amorphous polyamide having a glass transition temperature of at least 80° C., and a semicrystalline polyamide; two outer layers each including an olefinic polymer; and two tie layers each adhering an intermediate layer to a respective outer layer; wherein the film exhibits an elongation at yield (ASTM D 882) of less than 15% in each of the longitudinal and transverse directions, and a free shrink (ASTM D 2732) at 200° F. of less than 8% in each of the longitudinal and transverse directions. An aseptic package includes a sterilized food product, and a sterilized pouch in which the sterilized food product is disposed, the sterilized pouch including the coextruded multilayer film of the invention. A method of making an aseptic package is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventor: Solomon Bekele
  • Publication number: 20130059098
    Abstract: There is provided a dimensionally stable laminated paperboard material having a tear-resistant polymer film core. The tear-resistant paperboard laminate is a multi-layer paperboard laminate with an integral polymer core having a tear resistance a thickness of at least 1 mil and a tear resistance of at least 350 grams of force in machine direction and 400 grams of force in cross direction, as measured by the Elmendorf tear propagation test. Two paperboard substrates are bonded on respective opposite sides of the polymer core, to provide printability, facilitate adherence and prevent frictional resistance. The multi-layer paperboard-polymer-paperboard laminate is particularly useful for child-resistant, senior-friendly and pilfer-proof packaging and may be printed on, hot-stamped, embossed, die-cut and glued using conventional printing and converting techniques. An adhesive laminating process and an extrusion laminating process for manufacturing the laminate are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: EMBALLAGES STUART INC
    Inventor: Jacques Garant
  • Patent number: 8367171
    Abstract: A polymer and coating composition containing the polymer are provided that are useful in coating applications such as, for example, food or beverage packaging containers. The polymer preferably includes a backbone having one or more polycyclic groups. In one embodiment, the polymer is a polyester and, more preferably, a polyester-urethane polymer. In one embodiment, the one or more polycyclic groups is a tricyclic or higher group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Stenson, Benoit Prouvost, Jeffrey Niederst, Donald G. Wind, Richard H. Evans, Charles Skillman, Paul E. Share, James Robinson
  • Patent number: 8348141
    Abstract: A convenient, economical, novel parcel paper for folding to enclose a gemstone is provided, which includes three rectangular sheets of paper (or a paper-like material) and a thin, rectangular substantially transparent viewing pane attached to at least the inner one of the rectangular sheets. The three sheets include an outer cover sheet, a thin central flute, and a thin inner flute. Each of the sheets is configured with an open rectangular viewing window. The viewing pane is attached to the inner flute to form a continuous, unified sheet; thus when the cover, central flute, and inner flute are folded together with their viewing windows aligned, the viewing pane allows observation of the enclosed gemstone enclosed within the folded parcel paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Leonard Mark Weinstein
  • Patent number: 8346183
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using an insert molding process to form a tactilely seamless overall part from component parts that are made from different materials are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a housing includes a first part formed from a first material and a second part formed from a second material that is of a different type than the first material. The first part includes a first external surface and a first bonding surface, and the second part includes a second external surface and a second bonding surface. The second bonding surface can be integrally bonded to the first bonding surface so that the first external surface and the second external surface form a gap-free overall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Prest, Erik Wang, Bradley Hamel, Phillip Michael Hobson
  • Publication number: 20120308749
    Abstract: Paper or cardboard packaging produced from recycled paper contaminated by mineral oil, where the packaging includes a barrier layer obtained by applying an aqueous polymeric dispersion containing a mixture of at least two polymers A and B. Polymer A is obtained by emulsion polymerization of C1-C4 alkyl(meth)acrylates, acid monomers, e.g., acrylic acid or methacrylic acid, 0-20 wt % of acrylonitrile and 0-10 wt % of further monomers, where the glass transition temperature of copolymer A is greater than +45° C. and the glass transition temperature of polymer B is less than +10° C. The mean value calculated from the glass transition temperatures of the individual polymers is +10 to +45° C. The barrier layer may be situated on one of the surfaces of the packaging or form one of multiple layers of a multilayered packaging coating or be situated as a coating on one side of an inner bag situated within the packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hermann Seyffer, Carmen-Elena Cimpeanu, Heiko Diehl
  • Patent number: 8287777
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of protecting organic material, especially from the pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs sectors, against light, wherein at least one pigment of formula (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6) and (7) and (8) as defined in claim 1 and optionally a UV absorber as well as optionally further pigments and/or colorants is applied to or incorporated in a carrier material and the carrier material so treated is positioned between the light source and the organic material to be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Isabel Annelies Marika Hirschmuller, Jürg Zingg
  • Patent number: 8282539
    Abstract: A bag can include walls formed of a material having multiple layers, which can include two polyolefin layers and a paper layer. The bag can be formed into a sewn-open-mouth configuration in which a stitching element extends through a wall of the bag. The bag can include a grease-resistant seal that substantially prevents grease from escaping from the bag via an opening in the wall through which the stitching element extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Exopack, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Sharp, Allyson Smith, George Solomon
  • Patent number: 8222325
    Abstract: Thermoplastically processable PVC mixtures having enhanced stability are prepared by incorporating at least one stabilizer containing metal ions and a modified polyvinyl alcohol co-stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignees: Kuraray Europe GmbH, Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Samuel Michel, Robert W. Fuss, Masaki Kato, Masato Nakamae, Akira Tsuboi