Methods Patents (Class 53/396)
  • Patent number: 11161634
    Abstract: An operating unit adapted to perform a rapid packing of containers such as bottles produces a safe, simple and transportable pack obtained with three straps, of which a first one is applied on the lower half of the body of the bottles, a second one is applied at the neck of the bottles, both the first and the second straps being arranged on planes perpendicular to the vertical axes of the bottles, and a third one, applied loosely and perpendicularly to the other two straps, lies on a vertical plane passing by the center of gravity of the pack, along a plane disposed between two adjacent rows of bottles in contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Leon Ribi
  • Patent number: 10807799
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for picking-an-putting product are disclosed. Within a logistics and product fulfillment environment, such as in a warehouse or distribution center environment, for example, a picking zone is established having picking bays arranged in framed rows with each picking bay having pick module associated therewith. Multiple cartons are indexed into a carton train and an operator is directed to pick-by-light and put-by-voice. More particularly, the operator is directed to a pick by the light display informing the operator which products to pick. Within each pick, a voice indication directs the operator to one or more puts by directing the operator to select a number of product and corresponding carton from the picking bay associated with the pick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Wynright Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin H. Ambrose
  • Patent number: 10780625
    Abstract: A liquid forming and filling system for filling a container with a liquid. The liquid forming and filling system having a motor, a gear box operably coupled to the motor configured to receive a driving output from the motor and outputting a gear box driving force, a linear screw operably coupled to the gear box configured to produce linear movement in response to rotational movement from the gear box, a forming cylinder configured to output pressurized liquid for forming and filling the container, the forming cylinder being in an inverted orientation, a top manifold plate and end cap vent valve assembly coupled to the forming cylinder for receiving the pressurize liquid, and a vent valve operably coupled to the top manifold plate and end cap vent valve assembly configured to vent air entrapped within the pressurized liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: G. David Lisch, Kirk Edward Maki
  • Patent number: 10459417
    Abstract: An automation operating and management system consolidates and analyzes inputs from multiple machines within an automated enterprise to predict failures and provide instructions for counteractions to prevent failures during machine operation, and to identify opportunities for efficiency improvement, including actions for reduction in peak power consumption demand within a facility including multiple machines. A machine can include a machine controller and at least one base layer controller, where the base layer controller acts as a low level controller to directly control the motion of elements in communication with the base layer control, according to parameters set by the machine controller. The base layer controller collects timing data for the elements under its control, compares the timing data with the parameters and sets an alarm when the timing data is outside of tolerance limits defined by the parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Beet, LLC
    Inventor: David Jingqiu Wang
  • Patent number: 9914278
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and systems described herein relate to producing on-demand packaging. For example, packaging can be automatically produced on-demand and be sized and configured for use with a customized set of items. In one aspect, a request for multiple items is received and a packaging customization engine accesses an information store that includes information about each of the requested items. The information may include dimensional information about the three-dimensional size of the items. The packaging customization engine may use the dimensional information to simulate a model arrangement of all of the requested items, and then calculate the dimensions of a box or other package that can provide a precise fit for the items when physically arranged consistent with the model arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Packsize LLC
    Inventors: Niklas Pettersson, Ryan Osterhout
  • Patent number: 9806287
    Abstract: Provided are an encapsulation film, a product for encapsulating an organic electronic device (OED) using the same, and a method of encapsulating an OED. The encapsulation film may effectively block moisture or oxygen permeating into the OED from an external environment, prevent adhesion failure and damage to an organic film due to volume expansion occurring by a reaction between a moisture adsorbent and moisture, and provide high reliability due to increases in a lifespan and durability of the OED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Jee Yoo, Hyun Suk Kim, Suk Ky Chang, Seung Min Lee, Jung Ok Moon
  • Patent number: 9554024
    Abstract: An image sensor module and an imaging device. An image sensor package includes a plurality of image sensor chips for generating image signals and a lower transparent board over the image sensor chips. An upper transparent board is positioned over the lower transparent board and includes a lens for focusing an external light to the image sensor chips. An adhesion member is interposed between the upper transparent board and the lower transparent board, and thus the upper and lower transparent boards are adhered to each other by the adhesion member such that the lens and the image sensor chips are aligned with each other. A dehumidifying agent is arranged in the adhesion member to absorb moistures from an interior of the image sensor module. Accordingly, the moistures are prevented from being condensed onto the surface of the image sensor module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventors: Dong-Hun Yi, Jong-Keun Jeon, Yong-Jin Lee, Kee-Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 9488556
    Abstract: The invention concerns a storage device (23, 45) for storing receptacles (10), preferably cryo-vials (10), in a carrier structure (3), the storage device (23, 45) comprising pockets (20) each for holding an individual receptacle (10), wherein the pockets (20) are connected one above the other in direction of a common longitudinal axis (59) and the storage device (23, 45) being provided with openings for inserting and retrieving receptacles (10) into and from said pockets (20) in longitudinal direction (60) and/or in lateral direction (61). Also a storage and storage-access system according to the invention is indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignees: M&R Automation GmbH, Medizinische Universität Graz
    Inventors: Andreas Tiran, Christian Amon, Herbert Ritter
  • Patent number: 9227743
    Abstract: A method for producing a package with the following steps is described. Forming of a container (13) in a web of a first web material (7); subsequent sealing of a cover (14) onto the container produced within an outer contour of the package to be produced; and thereafter cutting of the container (13) out of the first web material (7) along the outer contour of the package to be produced and outside of an outer contour of the cover (14) sealed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmueller GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Johann Natterer, Helmut Sparakowski
  • Publication number: 20150107193
    Abstract: A system for making a personalized malt-based beverage may comprise at least one packaged base liquid and at least one separately packaged flavor ingredient. The at least one packaged base liquid may comprise at least about 0.1% wt ethyl alcohol, at least about 3% wt malt extract solids, and a carbon dioxide level between about zero grams per liter and about 1.5 grams per liter. The separately packaged flavor ingredient may comprise a dry ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: ANHEUSER-BUSCH, LLC
    Inventors: Jerome PELLAUD, Frank Z. HELLWIG, James P. KEANE, Wilfried LOSSIGNOL, Aaron PENN, Patrick O'RIORDAN
  • Patent number: 8997440
    Abstract: A packaging system (100) includes a controller (102), an input device (104) in communication with the controller (102) that identifies one or more characteristics of the container, an illustration with indicia representing different degrees of fill for a container; and a manual input device (106) in communication with the controller (102) for inputting an estimated degree of fullness of the packing container having one or more articles to be packed correlated with the indicia in the illustration. The controller (102) provides an output signal indicating a quantity of dunnage to dispense to the container based on the input estimated degree of fullness and the one or more identified characteristics of the container. Then the controller can determine the amount of dunnage that needs to be provided to fill the remaining void in the container, and the controller can signal a dunnage dispenser (110) to dispense the determined amount of dunnage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Ranpak Corp.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Carlson, Timothy A. Frederick, Joseph J. Harding, Kevin W. Park
  • Publication number: 20150094849
    Abstract: According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of automatic container orientation systems. Also disclosed are methods for automatically orienting containers. In an exemplary embodiment, a system for automatically orienting containers generally includes one or more cameras, a controller, and an orientation unit. The one or more cameras are configured to obtain data relating to an orientation of at least one container to be included in a package. The controller is in communication with the one or more cameras for receiving the data and is configured to use the data to determine an amount of rotation needed for the at least one container to orient the at least one container in a desired final orientation. The orientation unit is configured to rotate the at least one container by the determined amount of rotation to thereby orient the at least one container in the desired final orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Brian R. Stork, Todd Rio
  • Publication number: 20150082747
    Abstract: Provided is e.g., an epoxy resin curing agent, epoxy resin composition and a gas-barrier adhesive containing the epoxy resin composition which can express high gas-barrier properties and excellent adhesiveness to various types of plastics, in particular, to polyester, and a gas-barrier laminate having high gas-barrier properties and excellent adhesiveness to various types of plastics, in particular, to polyester. The epoxy resin curing agent of the present invention is a reaction product of the following (A) and (B). Furthermore, the epoxy resin curing agent contains at least an epoxy resin and the epoxy resin curing agent of the present invention. (A) metaxylylenediamine or paraxylylenediamine; (B) an unsaturated carboxylic acid represented by the following formula (1) and/or derivatives thereof: wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an aralkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms or an aryl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Eiichi Honda, Kazuki Kouno
  • Publication number: 20150072094
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a single- or multi-layered synthetic film primarily consisting of biodegradable polymers, said synthetic film consisting of one or more layers (a) of at least one biodegradable polymer and 1-35% by weight, relative to the total weight of the layer (a), of at least one modified, thermoplastic copolymer of ?,?-unsaturated olefins having 2-10 carbon atoms and (meth)acrylic acid and/or at least one (meth)acrylic acid derivative that is grafted, preferably with cyclic anhydride groups and/or carboxyl groups and/or ester groups, said invention further relating to a use of such a synthetic film as packaging material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Karl Mauser, Kurt Stark, Christian Schuetz
  • Publication number: 20150047120
    Abstract: A body rotation and securing sling having a flat sheet configured with a plurality of edges dimensioned to accommodate a side laying person's back, torso, hips and upper legs, wherein at least two edges are angled, curved, or slanted to transition between other sets of edges, a plurality of straps configured to reposition and secure the side laying person and, thus to enable a service personnel to reposition a bed ridden person by tugging or pulling on the straps to reposition and roll the laying patient from side-to-side and to secure the side laying person on one side or angled side until time for rotation to the other side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Sue Ann Partridge, Laura Kim Porter, Thomas Josh Porter
  • Patent number: 8943780
    Abstract: A method of transferring a plurality of tablets of a product from a first blister card comprising a first plurality of blisters to a second blister card comprising a second plurality of blisters includes discharging the plurality of tablets from the first plurality of blisters of the first blister card. Then, each of the plurality of tablets are guided along one of a plurality of passageways defined by a transfer fixture positioned between the first blister card and the second blister card. Finally, the plurality of tablets are received in the second plurality of blisters of the second blister card. The method includes monitoring the selection and configuration of product loading cartridges to a filling machine and monitoring the transfer of product from an intermediate card to a blister card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Walgreen Co.
    Inventors: Sean McGonagle, Greg Pankow, J. Randolph Lewis, Victor Lee
  • Publication number: 20150033390
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Lactuca sativa seed designated 41-132 RZ, which may exhibit a combination of traits including resistance against downy mildew (Bremia lactucae Regel) races B1:1 to B1:28, CA-I, CA-IIA, CA-IIB, CA-III, CA-IV, CA-V, CA-VI, CA-VII, CA-VIII, and strains E138, and BGAU1, currant lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) biotype Nr:0, corky root rot (Sphingomonas suberifaciens), as well as broad base leaves, and slow bolting. The present invention also relates to a Lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 41-132 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the lettuce cultivar, represented by lettuce variety 41-132 RZ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Adrianus Martinus Jozef AMMERLAAN
  • Publication number: 20150018458
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique for suppressing the consolidation a portion of a granular encapsulating resin composition which may occur after accommodating the granular encapsulating resin composition in a packaging material. Provided is a method of packaging a granular encapsulating resin composition, in which, when the bulk density of the granular encapsulating resin composition is M (g/cc) and the height of the deposited material of the granular encapsulating resin composition is L (cm) in a state of being accommodated in the packaging material, the method satisfies the relationship M×L?19.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Yusuke Ito
  • Patent number: 8919079
    Abstract: A building structure for covering a large object with a cover comprising: multiple frames, each frame being part of a building structure); at least one motor suspended from at least one of said plurality of frames and connected to one or more spools; and an arm lifting structure suspended from the frame and comprising: at least two arms; a plurality of lifting connectors, each attached on one end to an arm on a first end and attached to one of the spools on a second end; and at least one fastening roller member mounted to each arm for temporarily securing the cover to the arms. Alternate embodiments of the building structure include laterally and/or longitudinally translating motors and/or guides for ensuring the that arms are raised and lowered straight up and down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Fred V. Payne
  • Patent number: 8919078
    Abstract: A method of controlling a bottling plant, including detecting an operating state of the bottling plant, determining whether for the detected operating state the energy consumption and/or the consumable consumption of at least one consumer of the bottling plant can be reduced, and if it is determined that the energy consumption and/or the consumable consumption of at least one consumer can be reduced, reducing the energy consumption and/or the consumable consumption of the at least one consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Stefan Raith, Johann Lehner, Michael Aufhauser
  • Publication number: 20140352257
    Abstract: The invention relates to an advancing device (10) for advancing a film web (200) in a bag filling installation (100, having a main advancing drive (20) with at least one driven main advancing roller (22) for advancing the film web (200), wherein for an adjustment of the tensile stress of the film web (200) in the transport direction (T) of the film web (200) an auxiliary advancing drive (30) is disposed before the main advancing drive (20) with at least one driven auxiliary advancing roller (32) for advancing the film web (200).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Hans-Ludwig VOSS, Oliver HUIL, Ralf UDALLY, Thomas HAWIGHORST, Rüdiger GROßE-HEITMEYER, Roman SMID
  • Publication number: 20140262839
    Abstract: A package including an outer sleeve including a first locking structure, a lockable receptacle lockably retained within the outer sleeve for sliding movement between a fully inserted position and an outwardly extended position, the lockable receptacle comprising a second locking structure, and a deactivating component removably associated with the first locking structure of the outer sleeve. When the deactivating component associates with the outer sleeve, the first locking structure is prevented from engaging with the second locking structure of the lockable receptacle such that the lockable receptacle is slidable to the outwardly extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Thanhhung N. LE, Tanuja A. PATWARDHAN, Rodney D. DIXON
  • Publication number: 20140260089
    Abstract: Example apparatus including septums and related methods are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a septum that includes a first surface and a membrane coupled to at least a portion of the first surface. In addition, the example septum includes a second surface and ribs extending between the membrane and the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Robert P. Luoma, II
  • Patent number: 8821030
    Abstract: Provided is a fiber packaging module that contains a plurality fiber optic connectors. The module includes an outer shell containing a plurality of fiber optic connectors connected to respective fiber optic cables. The module also includes a body comprised of a low density material disposed within the outer shell, the body having an outer side surface and an inner side surface. Also, a plurality of receiving portions are formed on the body to hold the fiber optic connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Donaldson, Eddie Kimbrell, Ted Lichoulas, Kyle Marchek
  • Publication number: 20140231302
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for preparing and completing surgical and medical procedures. In particular, the invention relates to kits for improving preparation and completion time for a medical or surgical procedure in which the kit includes modularized compartments containing sterilized medical or surgical equipment and wherein the medical or surgical equipment is organized and/or ordered within the kit to generally correspond to the sequence of steps of the medical or surgical procedure. The kit is particularly applicable to recanalization procedures for stroke patients as well as revascularization procedures for acute myocardial infarction patients where a kit enables faster preparation and completion of these procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Mayank Goyal
  • Patent number: 8800765
    Abstract: A package assembly includes a package member and a securing member. The package member includes a holding seat configured for holding an electronic device and a plurality of grasping portions extending from the holding seat for grasping the electronic device. The securing member includes an enclosing frame, attached to and surrounding the holding seat, and at least one resisting section, extending from the enclosing frame and adhered to the holding seat, and the securing member made from adhesive tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Chen Ting, Chih-Hang Chao
  • Publication number: 20140196405
    Abstract: Systems (200) and methods (1300) for selectively retracting a first component of a Vacuum Packaging Appliance (“VPA”). The method comprises: causing the first component to normally be in an engaged position in which the component facilitates a formation of a heat seal along an open end of a container disposed within the VPA; detecting an existence of at least one first condition associated with the VPA; and applying a magnetic field in proximity to the component when the first condition is detected, whereby the first component is at least maintained in an unengaged position in which the first component no longer facilitates the formation of the heat seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Sunbeam products, Inc.
    Inventors: David Owens, Elif Caputa
  • Publication number: 20140190866
    Abstract: A kit including a packaging material and a solid pharmaceutical or nutraceutical product, and in particular for a solid, opioid-based pharmaceutical product. The packaging material has an inner surface and an outer surface that avoids contamination of the product. At least that part of the inner surface, which is exposed to the pharmaceutical or nutraceutical product, is made of or covered with an inert material selected from the group made of polyamide, polyethylene terephthalate and epoxy resin-coated aluminium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: SIEGFRIED LTD.
    Inventor: Peter Demel
  • Publication number: 20140183074
    Abstract: A transaction product assembly includes a perimeter frame defining a footprint, a plurality of parts maintained within the footprint of the perimeter frame, a transaction card, and a plurality of sprues. The transaction card includes a machine-readable account identifier linking the transaction card to an account or record, wherein the transaction card is maintained within the footprint of the perimeter frame. The plurality of sprues extend between the perimeter frame, the plurality of parts, and the transaction card to hold perimeter frame, the plurality of parts, and the transaction card together as a single piece. Areas within the footprint of the perimeter frame other than the plurality of parts, the transaction card, and the plurality of sprues remain substantially open and free of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: David Andrew Hartman, Brenda Irlbeck, Aaron Muther, Brian R. Holt, Eduardo Hernandez, Megan B. Engeseth, Timothy P. Clegg, Anthony V. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20140182245
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tray-sealing machine with a control unit and a matrix monitoring device for detecting a misalignment of a tray in a sealing tool bottom part and/or the presence of foreign matter between the sealing tool bottom part and a sealing tool upper part, and for distinguishing this from product projecting from the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Alireza Taghipour
  • Publication number: 20140182246
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a packaging machine and a method, wherein one embodiment of a protective device comprises a protective hood and the protective hood is lifted around a shaft comprising two rolls, and is shifted by means of guides in the protective hood on the rolls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Albert Gabler, Wolfgang Negele, Stefan Bieringer
  • Patent number: 8747955
    Abstract: A description is given of a method of producing packaging, the packaging surface being coated with a polyelectrolyte complex, and the polyelectrolyte complex being composed of at least one first polymer and at least one second polymer, the first polymer being an anionic polymer and the second polymer being a cationic polymer. The packaging is distinguished by good fat barrier properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Carmen-Elena Cimpeanu, Thomas Breiner, Dieter Urban, Hermann Seyffer, Volker Schaedler, Robert Feuerhake, Soumyajit Roy, Michel Awkal
  • Publication number: 20140144103
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining the intactness and leaktightness of containers (4) that are processed in a filling plant, wherein the filling plant comprises at least one centering head (2) for holding, gripping and/or turning one of the containers (4), wherein the centering head (2) is arranged movably along a longitudinal axis (3) of the container (4), and wherein the relative position of the centering head (2) on the longitudinal axis (3) is determined and used for the intactness and leaktightness determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Peter Lindner, Rudolf Fiegler, Thorsten Gut, Sophie Pröll, Dieter Leykamm
  • Publication number: 20140141130
    Abstract: The composition and process of a set of food products whereas each individual food product is composed from ingredients within a specific food group, which are measured and processed to a full day's supply according to USDA Dietary Guidelines, sold individually or in a box of seven for the week.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Scott Joseph
  • Patent number: 8712579
    Abstract: Various systems, methods, and programs embodied in computer-readable mediums are provided for determining optimum sizes of packaging in a packaging suite employed in a materials handling facility. The packaging may be used, for example, in the shipping of items from the materials handling facility to various destinations. The sizes of the packaging in the packaging suite are determined based upon the shipping volumes associated with packages or shipments shipped from the materials handling facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Tian, Mackenzie Smith, Devesh Mishra
  • Publication number: 20140061250
    Abstract: The present invention relates to maximizing advertising space on product packaging. Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method of increasing advertising space on various product packaging by increasing the graphic space on and apparent volume of the packaging, such as those used for cosmetics and toiletries. Preferred embodiments include a product packaging with a partially or completely recessed container closure. Further preferred embodiments include a container closure that is threaded, fused, or snapped in to the body of the container. Embodiments of the invention can be modified to accommodate existing products or provide a unique package design for emerging products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Turcotte
  • Publication number: 20140057028
    Abstract: A method for processing a package of eggs is disclosed which comprises adjusting a position of one or more of the eggs, after the eggs have been placed in the package, so that each of the eggs assumes a particular orientation within the package. In some embodiments, the method may also comprise marking information on a surface of one or more of the eggs after the position of the one or more of the eggs has been adjusted. Additionally, in some embodiments, the position of the one or more eggs may be adjusted using an egg orienter positioned above a conveyor of an egg packing station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: TEN Media, LLC
    Inventors: Mitchell Barry Chait, Allan Irwin Brown, Marco Armand Hegyi, Greg Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140037887
    Abstract: A flexible, low haze multi-layer film comprising a print skin layer; a slip skin layer comprising from 0.5 wt % to 10 wt % of a surface cross-linked oil or gum polyalkylsiloxane; and a core layer comprising polypropylene between the skin layers; wherein the oily polyalkylsiloxane may have a viscosity within the range of from 10,000 to 100,000 cSt (25° C.) when not cross-linked; or wherein the gum polyalkylsiloxane may have a viscosity within the range of from 1,000,000 to 50,000,000 cSt (25° C.) when not cross-linked. Such multi-layered film can be adhered on the print skin layer side to an adhesive substrate, wherein the adhesive substrate comprises a cold seal adhesive opposite the multi-layer film to form a laminate packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Eric W. BENDER
  • Publication number: 20140034532
    Abstract: A roll has a structure in which a film is wound around a hollow core. The film is a dicing die bonding film having a surface where depressions and protrusions are formed. The roll is placed in a storage bag. Side plates are provided to both end portions of the roll being placed in the storage bag. Protruded portions of the side plates are attached by being inserted into both end portions of a follow portion of the core. With a pair of the side plates being attached to top and bottom ends of the roll, the side plates and the roll are secured with two to four bands. The bands are provided all around the outer portions of the side plates and the roll (storage bag) such that at least two bands cross, whereby the side plates and the roll are secured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Masami AOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20140020129
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Lactuca sativa seed of the cos type designated 41-137 RZ, which exhibits a combination of traits including resistance against downy mildew (Bremia lactucae) races B1:1 to B1:28 and CA-I, CA-IIA, CA-IIB, CA-IV, CA-V, CA-VI, and CA-VIII, currant-lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) biotype Nr:0, root aphid (Pemphigus bursarius), and lettuce mosaic virus (LMV) race LMV:1. The present invention also relates to a Lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 41-137 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the lettuce cultivar, represented by lettuce variety 41-137 RZ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt En Zaadhandel B.V.
    Inventor: Maria Tomas GARCIA
  • Patent number: 8584845
    Abstract: Provided is a watch storage apparatus comprising a base and a first watch engagement mechanism. The base may comprise a first surface and a receiver engaged with the first surface. The receiver may comprise a first hole. The first watch engagement mechanism may comprise a pin and a retaining band engaged with the pin. The pin may be selectably engagable with the first hole. The retaining band may define a structure having a perimeter to which an associated watch may be selectively removably and securely engaged about the perimeter so as to prevent slippage of the watch band relative to the perimeter of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald S. Soltis, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130291486
    Abstract: A nuclear reactor is provided with a core which includes a new fuel part and a burning part at which neutrons are generated and fuel is burned. The burning part moves in a direction toward the new fuel part from the beginning to the end of the combustion cycle. The plurality of the fuel assemblies of the core include the fuel assemblies which are fastened to the core and the fuel assemblies which can move in the longitudinal direction of the fuel assemblies. By pulling out the fuel assemblies from the core, the nuclear reactor can be made to stop. Further, by inserting fuel assemblies into the core from the pulled out state, the nuclear reactor is started up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Youji Shinomori, Seiji Murakami
  • Publication number: 20130233911
    Abstract: The invention relates to: 1) a multilayer film for resealable packaging, wherein said multilayer film includes a layer having a thickness of between 7 and 300 ?m and consisting of a hot-melt pressure-sensitive adhesive composition having an MFI of 0.01 and 100 g/10 minutes, including 40 to 70% of an SIS styrene block copolymer mixture having a styrene content of 10 to 16% and a diblock copolymer content of 60% to 90%; and 30 to 60% of one or more tackifying resins having a softening temperature of between 5 and 140° C.; 2) a method for manufacturing said film by means of coextrusion; and 3) the use of said film for manufacturing resealable cartons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: BOSTIK S.A.
    Inventors: Christophe Robert, Christophe Notteau
  • Publication number: 20130234498
    Abstract: A wheel cover and a method for making and packaging it are disclosed. The wheel cover includes a main body (1), and a plurality of locking members (13). Each of the locking members is formed integrally on the inner face of the main body. Each of the locking members has a first end provided with a support portion (134) connected with the main body and a second end provided with a retaining portion (133). Thus, the support portion of each of the locking members is bendable relative to the main body so as to reduce a whole height of each of the locking members relative to the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Ming-Fang Wang
  • Publication number: 20130202878
    Abstract: A thermoplastic fluoropolymer composition comprising at least one semi-crystalline polymer (A) comprising recurring units derived from ethylene and at least one of chlorotrifluoroethylene (CTFE) and tetrafluoroethylene (TFE), said polymer having a heat of fusion of at most 35 J/g and from 0.05 to 5% by weight, based on weight of said semi-crystalline polymer (A), of particles of at least one inorganic UV blocker compound, said particles having an average particle size of 1 to 150 nm, said composition being suitable for manufacturing UV-opaque films having outstanding transparency and haze properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Serena Carella, Mattia Bassi, Paolo Toniolo, Julio A. Abusleme, Stefano Mortara
  • Publication number: 20130174758
    Abstract: A binder comprising a polymeric binder comprising the products of a carbohydrate reactant and organic acid is disclosed. The binder is useful for consolidating loosely assembled matter, such as fibers. Fibrous products comprising fibers in contact with a carbohydrate reactant and an organic acid are also disclosed. The binder composition may be cured to yield a fibrous product comprising fibers bound by a cross-linked polymer. Further disclosed are methods for binding fibers with the carbohydrate based binder using an organic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: Gert R. J. Mueller
  • Publication number: 20130160167
    Abstract: The present invention relates to plants and plant parts of a watermelon variety NUN 01007 WMW, seeds from which the plant can be grown and seedless fruit produced on the plant, as well as vegetative reproductions of NUN 01007. Further, the invention relates to natural or induced phenotypic variants of the plant, such as mutants or somaclonal variants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: NUNHEMS B.V.
    Inventor: NUNHEMS B.V.
  • Publication number: 20130133281
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing floor panels, wherein boards of laminate material are formed by means of a press treatment and wherein these boards are divided into several panels, from which the actual floor panels are formed. In a press treatment of the method, at least one impression is provided in the board, which at least is employed as a guiding groove for guiding the aforementioned board or the subsequently obtained panels in further treatments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130133288
    Abstract: Some embodiments include an adaptive cover for sealing multiple objects having irregular shapes. Other embodiments of related systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Cloud Hidden Design LLC
  • Publication number: 20130125509
    Abstract: A method of operating a bottling plant including at least one phase of running up the bottling plant and one phase of normal operation of the run-up bottling plant. By the actual value of at least one parameter characteristic of a proper operating state being measured, and in the phase of running up, a deviation of the actual value from a desired value of the parameter other than that in the phase of normal operation being admitted, an admissible deviation of the actual value from the desired value can be adapted to the comparably instable operational conditions during the running up of the plant without changing the admissible deviation of the actual value from the desired value during normal operation or restricting the control in normal operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Krones AG
    Inventors: Peter Sowislo, Wolfgang Hahn