Forming A Cover Adjunct Or Application Of A Cover Adjunct To A Cover Patents (Class 53/410)
  • Patent number: 11174060
    Abstract: The present invention provides a delaminatable container capable of inhibiting reduction in aroma constituents of contents. According to the present invention, provided is the delaminatable container comprising an outer layer and an inner layer and having an inner bag which is composed of the inner layer and configured to contract with a decrease in the contents. The inner layer comprises, as an innermost layer, an inner EVOH layer composed of EVOH resin, and the EVOH resin contained in the inner EVOH layer has an ethylene content of equal to or less than 34 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuaki Eguchi
  • Patent number: 10913211
    Abstract: Embodiments herein include a system for joining components. The system can include a rotating base platform, a plurality of receptacles mounted to the base platform, and a rotating sonotrode platform. A plurality of sonotrodes are mounted to the sonotrode platform. Each sonotrode can correspond to a receptacle. Each sonotrode can move in a reciprocating motion between a release position distant from a corresponding receptacle and a compressing position proximal to the corresponding receptacle. The compressing position occurs at a first angular position of the sonotrode platform. Each sonotrode is energized at the compressing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Campbell Soup Company
    Inventor: Mark Robert Watts
  • Patent number: 10730667
    Abstract: A plastic bag comprising two panels and a flap joined to one of the panels and configured for folding over the other of the panels for closure of the bag, wherein at least a portion of the flap has a tackiness which is greater than the tackiness of its associated panel. A stack of bags having a flap with greater tackiness than the tackiness of the major panels of the bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Inteplast Group Corporation
    Inventors: Ben Tseng, Ter-Hai Lin, Joe Wang, Jerry Hsu
  • Patent number: 10464718
    Abstract: A plastic material wave bag assembly having a sheet-like first side panel and a sheet-like second side panel oriented in opposed congruent relationship to one another when in a folded condition. The wave bag assembly includes a single use closure adhesive strip disposed and oriented primarily laterally across an interior wall of the upper panel section of the first side panel at a location below the handle apertures. The closure adhesive strip is configured to selectively close and maintain the upper panel sections in a closed condition while the remaining portions of the first and second side panels are maintained in the receiving condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Hin Siang Michael Tan
  • Patent number: 9994999
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a paper or paperboard substrate having barrier properties which substrate comprises a first fiber based layer, a second layer comprising micro-fibrillated cellulose, a third layer comprising a heat sealable polymer, and a fourth layer comprising aluminum, aluminum oxide or titanium dioxide. The invention further relates to a process for the production of said substrate and a package formed of said substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: STORA ENSO OYJ
    Inventors: Lars Axrup, Isto Heiskanen, Kaj Backfolk
  • Patent number: 9916399
    Abstract: A method and system for creating a customized package design. Package design and preference information related to a shape of the package design is received. The preference information includes user-specified information related to one or more levels of one or more structural attributes of the package design. A detailed design is generated that incorporates the user-specified information and a detailed design file is generated and output. Generation of the detailed design includes identifying functional elements associated with the package that correspond to the user-specified information and altering at least one physical characteristic of the identified functional elements based upon the preference information, and incorporating the altered physical characteristic into the detailed design. A determination can be made as to whether the altered detailed design satisfies any constraints associated with the package being design, and the detailed design file can be updated accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael R. Furst, Charles Donahue Rizzolo, William J. Hannaway, Stephen C. Morgana, Reiner Eschbach
  • Patent number: 9796515
    Abstract: A package has an air sealed portion near an outer edge of the package to allow part of the package to float above water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Takashi Terayama
  • Patent number: 9415916
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of a gift card box and associated methods are provided, generally including a base section including a first insert configured and dimensioned to receive a gift card. The exemplary gift card box generally includes a lid section including a second insert configured and dimensioned to cooperatively mate with the first insert. The first insert and the second insert substantially fix the gift card inside the gift card box when cooperatively mated. An exemplary method of assembling a gift card box is provided, generally including providing a base section, providing a lid section, and substantially fixing the gift card inside the gift card box by cooperatively mating the first insert and the second insert. The base section generally includes a window configured and dimensioned to permit visualization of indicia on the gift card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Berwick Offray LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Cameron Hahn, Brian Chester Boxx, Jennifer Lynn Garry
  • Patent number: 9384457
    Abstract: A physical distribution management system includes an information write unit that writes, on an information recording medium attached to a conveyance container input to a conveyance unit, a size of the conveyance container; a size detection unit that detects the size of the conveyance container input to the conveyance unit; and an error detection unit that determines that an input error for the conveyance container input to the conveyance unit occurs when the size written on the information recording medium attached to the conveyance container input to the conveyance unit does not coincide with the size of the conveyance container input to the conveyance unit detected by the size detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Furukawa, Daisuke Tezuka
  • Patent number: 9272480
    Abstract: Methods of manufacturing a valve bag are disclosed. First and second webs of valve material, such as heat sealable plastic film, are combined to create a combined web of valve material, and a sealing process is applied thereto to define valve portions. The combined web of valve material includes a plurality of valve strip portions, each including a valve portion. Then first and second bag sections, which may be on a first and second side respectively of a web of folded bag material, or on a first web and second web of bag material respectively, are dispensed with the combined web of valve material positioned in between, and brought together to form a combined web of valve bag material. A sealing process is applied to the combined web of valve bag material, forming a valve bag section. The bag section is then separated from the remainder of the combined web of valve bag material to form an individual valve bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Jenton International Limited
    Inventor: Richard Anthony Rudd Little
  • Patent number: 9158875
    Abstract: A package definition system enables a user to dynamically modify a package design by altering a dimension of less than all of the package's faces. The system uses a functional representation of a package having links and nodes that represent faces or functional elements and connecting relationships between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen C. Morgana, Reiner Eschbach
  • Patent number: 9068959
    Abstract: A method of testing a sterilization process for a packaging member such as, for example, for containers or machines, may include the steps of acting upon at least one first region of the packaging member or of the machine with an oxidizable medium. The method further includes acting upon at least one second region of the packaging member or of the machine with an oxidizing agent. The first region and the second region overlap at least in part. The method may also include visually inspecting at least one intersection region, which has been acted upon both with the oxidizable medium and with the oxidizing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Volker Stammel, Patrick Engelhard, Bernd Sobiech
  • Patent number: 9061783
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to relates to the use of trim sensors, registration sensors or pressure sensors to sense the position of a zipper during the manufacture of reclosable packages, particularly manufacturing processes wherein the ends of the zipper need to line up at the fin seal to insure success of the closure. The output of the sensors is used to adjust belt or roller speeds, or similar operational parameters to bring the zipper profiles into alignment at the fin seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventors: Rusty Koenigkramer, Murray Edward Bruce Leighton
  • Publication number: 20150144629
    Abstract: The invention relates to a can which, after it is filled, is closed by fitting a cover, and also to an apparatus which is intended to be inserted into an initially open can, and to a method for providing a can. The can according to the invention is characterized in that an apparatus is located in the can, the said apparatus being arranged and designed in such a way that it is moved from a first state to a second state when a cover is fitted onto the initially open can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Udo Jobges
  • Publication number: 20150128525
    Abstract: An apparatus for making a capsule provided with a shell containing a filtering element suitable for receiving a product for preparing a beverage or the like includes a superimposing assembly for applying a film of filtering material to at least one shell with a cavity in order to cover an opening of the cavity. The shell is moved along a first advancement direction and the apparatus further includes a locking assembly to lock the film to the shell, and a first stretching device included in a first stretching station for heating and stretching a portion of the film facing the cavity in order to obtain a filtering element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Andrea Bartoli, Flavio Traldi
  • Patent number: 9003747
    Abstract: The objective of the invention is to provide an alternative way of wrapping a product with cardboard at faster speed and maintain stacking strength. This accomplished by bending two strips of cardboard into the shape of a U channel where the sides of the U form an angle smaller than 90 degrees with the center part of the U form. The sides of the U channel cardboard will be open by a guide that will allow each U channel cardboard piece to slide around each end of the product without requiring glue to hold the U Channel in position. By maintaining an angle of less than 90 degrees the U channel cardboard acts like a spring clamp around the product and maintains its position on the conveyor belt while the product is film wrapped and the film is heat shrunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Alain Cerf
  • Publication number: 20150083638
    Abstract: A package assembly for thin wafer shipping using a wafer container and a method of use are disclosed. The package assembly includes a shipping container and a wafer container having a bottom surface and a plurality of straps attached thereto placed within the shipping container. The package assembly further includes upper and lower force distribution plates provided within the shipping container positioned respectively on a top side and bottom side thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Damyon L. Corbin, Charles F. Musante
  • Publication number: 20150052851
    Abstract: Automatic packaging machine (10) for continuously packaging products (P) each wrapped in a single envelope (B), comprising a conveyor (12) that defines a conveying plane (PT) for conveying a continuous sheet (F) of packaging material, in particular paper, along a conveying direction (DT), said conveying plane (PT) comprises an entrance end (12a) of the continuous sheet (F) and an exit end of a plurality of envelopes, each containing a product (P), in which the entrance end (12a) is associable with a feeding unit of a plurality of products (P) in succession one after the other and at a distance one from another on the continuous sheet (F) fed on the conveying plane (PT), a feeding unit (18) of the continuous sheet (F) on the conveying plane (PT) and that feeds the continuous sheet (F) along a feeding plane (PA) that extends below the conveying plane (PT), is orthogonal or substantially orthogonal to the conveying direction (DT) and is defined at the entrance end (12a) of the conveying plane (PT), wherein the c
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: SITMA MACHINERY S.p.A.
    Inventor: Aris BALLESTRAZZI
  • Publication number: 20150056341
    Abstract: A capsule is provided containing a dosing agent and a system and process is provided for making capsules containing a dosing agent. The capsule includes a body defining an interior space and an opening, the capsule having ingredients and a dosing agent disposed in the interior space and a cover to seal the opening. The process and system includes depositing ingredients and the dosing agent in the interior space of the capsule and then covering the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Liberatore A. Trombetta, YuCheng Fu, Dennis Dwight Paynter, Stephen Leung
  • Publication number: 20150051548
    Abstract: A method of making a delivery device (10) for therapeutic agent, drug or vaccine is disclosed. The method includes providing a flat panel wafer, forming a plurality of reservoirs, with each reservoir defining a cavity, within the flat panel wafer, and attaching a cover layer (20) across the plurality of reservoirs. The method also includes filling the plurality of reservoirs with at least one of a therapeutic agent, drug, and vaccine to form a plurality of filled reservoirs, and providing a housing portion adjacent each of the plurality of filled reservoirs to form a composed layer. The method also includes separating the composed layer into a plurality of delivery devices, wherein each delivery device includes a reservoir. The delivery device may be suitable for self-injection use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Christophe Bureau
  • Publication number: 20150047297
    Abstract: A method is provided, including providing a first packaging support having a predetermined first count of first platforms, each first platform being defined by a predetermined width; providing a second packaging support having a predetermined second count of second platforms, each second platform being defined by a predetermined width; inserting the first and second packaging supports into an outer carton; inserting a predetermined third count of products into the outer carton, wherein the first and second packaging supports provide for stable positioning of the predetermined third count of products during shipment to and display at a retailer's establishment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Decor Grates Incorporated
    Inventor: Owen Carroll
  • Publication number: 20150047298
    Abstract: A method of forming a vacuum packed compressed netting sleeve for in situ formation of a compost filter sock comprises the steps of: providing a sleeve of netting material having at least one open end; bunching the sleeve of netting material primarily along a longitudinal axis, whereby each open end of the netting material remains accessible to form a compression bundle netting material; placing the compression bundle netting material in a sealable weatherproof bag; drawing a vacuum in the bag to compress the compression bundle netting material; and sealing the bag. A mechanical fastener capable of securing a compression bundle netting sleeve in position may be provided within in the bag. The bag may efficiently store remnants of the netting sleeve at the end of given manufacturing runs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey Karl Szebalskie, SR., Michael Zock
  • Publication number: 20150045830
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container adapted to dispense its content under pressure. The container of the present invention consists of two separate compartments separated from one another by a slidable piston. The container of the present invention contains a haemostatic paste.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Mette Krog Jensen, Kristian Larsen
  • Publication number: 20150046165
    Abstract: A talking medicine label, bottle, system and method for their manufacture are described. The system and method include use of a recording device by speaking into a microphone and then affixing the talking label to the side of a conventional pill bottle to transform it into a talking pill bottle. The system and method alternatively may include a PC/POS terminal and a speech synthesis device for programming the label with a synthetic-speech recording.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Linda L. Langdon, Chad Hazen, David Lowell Seymour
  • Publication number: 20150043838
    Abstract: A mixing pouch forms a packaging product that includes a first compartment containing a supply of a liquid ingredient and a second compartment that contains a supply of a powdered ingredient with a breakable seal between the two compartments to separate the two ingredients. Rupturing the breakable seal creates a common interior cavity and allows the mixing of the two ingredients to create a mixed product. One end of the mixing pouch is formed with a dispenser through which the mixed product is dispensed for use. An apparatus, such as a positionable clamp or an adhesive strip on the exterior of the mixing pouch, can reduce the size of the common interior cavity to facilitate the dispensing of the mixed product. Preferably, the mixing pouch is a flexible plastic member having a dispensing end formed with a channel closed by a tear-away portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Jean Jacques Jaouen
  • Publication number: 20150033671
    Abstract: Methods of forming flexible containers, the methods comprising joining together a first flexible material and a second flexible material, to form a joined material, using the joined material, at least partially forming a structural support volume and an expansion port in communication with the structural support volume, and by joining a third flexible material to the joined material, at least partially forming a product volume and a fill port in communication with the product volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Marc Richard Bourgeois, Benjamin Jacob Clare, Tadayoshi Ishihara, Joseph Craig Lester, Andrew Paul Rapach
  • Publication number: 20150027086
    Abstract: An apparatus, for automatically erecting a carton for the insertion of a product and then the folding, sealing and mailing address labeling of the carton, includes: an intake mechanism with a distal head that grasps the underside of the carton blank on the bottom of the pile and pulls it down into the apparatus, guides that fold upwards some of the carton's panels when the blank is pulled down into the apparatus so as to create a partially erected carton for the insertion of the product which the carton is to package, a rotatable platform which further folds the carton and its inserted product, a glue applicator, a mailing label applicator, and a control system that controls the coordinated motion of this apparatus' various parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Ashley John Beck Adams
  • Publication number: 20150020479
    Abstract: A new package or box type having an internal core or frame structure comprising of plastic or other polymer material sandwiched between two cardboard sheets an all sides of the box forming the outer walls of the box. The walls of the box containing the frame structure are more resistant to bursting or crushing than conventional corrugated cardboard used in the industry for transporting goods. Use of plastic or polymers applied to the core frame results in less material consumption than conventional corrugated cardboard. This invention yields higher package strength throughout the package structure and not just the edge of the package in order to negate the use of the double corrugated walls design as widely used in corrugated card board to achieve similar package strength quality while minimizing package weight and preserving exterior package composition of cardboard for handling purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Viwat Bryan Preamprasitchai
  • Publication number: 20150000229
    Abstract: A method for packing a mattress spring bed includes: A. overlaying at least two mattress spring beds onto each other to form a mattress spring bed stack, the top side and the bottom side of the mattress spring bed stack are a mattress frame or a rigid support frame; B. placing the mattress spring bed stack into a sealing bag, then vacuuming the sealing bag, resulting in the springs of the spring beds being compressed; C. binding the mattress spring bed stack by strap. The mattress spring bed stack has a small volume, thus reducing the occupied space, increasing the transportation efficiency, and effectively reducing manufacture cost. In addition, the top side and the bottom side of the spring bed stack are respectively a mattress frame or a rigid supporting frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Luhao LENG, Qiang LI
  • Publication number: 20140373790
    Abstract: A pet dish advertising apparatus has indicia operatively disposed on a dish, the dish comprising a food-safe material selected from the group consisting of polylactide, cardboard pulp, wax-coated cardboard, wax coated paper, wax-coated fabric, a translucent resinous material, a transparent resinous material, and a composite of fused fibrous and resinous materials, along with a recessed lid with a tab. Optionally a plurality of the pet dishes are contained in a tray. Also included is a method for making a pet dish with advertising. Also included are packaging configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas G. Asimou
  • Publication number: 20140373484
    Abstract: A process for improving the sealing characteristics of corona treated polyolefin films through the use of a stabilizer system comprising i) 1,3,5-tris(4-tert-butyl-3-hydroxy-2,6-dimethyl benzyl)-1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-(1H,3H,5H)-trione (CAS registry number 040601-76-1) and ii) an organic phosphite or phosphonite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Owen C Lightbody, Tony Tikuisis, Norman Dorien Joseph Aubee
  • Publication number: 20140366484
    Abstract: Packaging (10) in flexible material, comprising a supporting base (11) wherefrom two opposite side walls (12) rise up, each one sealed to a half-perimeter (13) of the base (11) and sealed one to the other along respective side edges (14) and along the upper edge with a head sealing (16), characterised in that in an intermediate area of the packaging (10) at least one continuous transverse sealing (17) is provided, suitable for dividing the interior of the packaging (10) into two separate chambers, a lower chamber (20) and an upper chamber (21), suitable for containing two different components of a product to be heated and brought into contact at the time of consumption, said transverse sealing (17) being such as to open when a certain pressure is reached in said lower chamber (20), thus forming a single chamber inside the packaging (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: GOGLIO S.P.A.
    Inventor: Roberto GALBASINI
  • Publication number: 20140366483
    Abstract: The current invention relates to an insulating container comprising a vessel and a wrap, wherein the vessel comprises one or more protrusions matched to corresponding recesses, wherein the protrusions have a substantially consistent wall thickness, wherein the wrap and the protrusions cooperate to form one or more void spaces between the wall and the wrap, thereby providing insulating properties to the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Steven M. Trost, Joseph W. Pruitt
  • Publication number: 20140370162
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include food packages and related methods. In an embodiment, the invention includes a food package. The food package can include an exterior sealing enclosure, an interior barrier, the interior barrier separating the first compartment and the second adjacent compartment, a first food component, and a second food component. The exterior sealing enclosure can include a first compartment, a second adjacent compartment, a top, a bottom, a first side, and a second side. The interior barrier can be frangible through manual manipulation by a consumer without rupturing the exterior sealing enclosure. In an embodiment, the invention includes a method of packaging food components. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Harit Kantichandra Vyas, Bhagwati Prakash, Patrick McKendry, Steve Viet Huynh
  • Publication number: 20140345368
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a permanent sealing assembly for a container, such as a reagent bottle. The permanent sealing assembly allows for drip-less reagent container exchange for liquid analysis instruments. The permanent sealing assembly may be integrated into a container, such as a reagent bottle, and provides an outflow tube that extends into the container. The permanent sealing assembly and the outflow tube thereof remain in the container such that, on an exchange of regent containers, a removable cap assembly of the liquid analysis instrument may be affixed to a new container of reagent without the risk of reagent from the old container contacting the surroundings. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Hach Company
    Inventor: Nelson Dervaes
  • Publication number: 20140345232
    Abstract: An apparatus may manufacture a package that includes edible substances. The apparatus may include a first provider for providing a first edible substance into a first space and include a second provider for providing a second edible substance into a second space, at least one of the two edible substances including ready-to-eat cereal. The apparatus further includes a partition mechanism for implement a partition for separating the two edible substances. The apparatus further includes a sealing mechanism for sealing a container that encloses the first space and/or the second space. The apparatus further includes a tube-handling mechanism for combining a tube with the container for forming a combination, an internal width of the tube being larger than an average unit width of units of the ready-to-eat cereal, wherein the package comprises the combination. The apparatus further includes a controller for controlling at least one of the above-mentioned members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: YI-MING TSENG
  • Publication number: 20140346074
    Abstract: A packaging structure to package a target includes: a tag with a first portion being adhered to the target and a second portion wrapping the target; and a film wrapping and sticking the second portion of the tag. When the film is torn, the second portion of the tag is torn as well and the tag cannot be used to re-package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: YIN-HUNG TSENG
  • Publication number: 20140331604
    Abstract: A tag applicator, and a method, for applying a tag, having an elastic loop, to a product. The tag applicator includes a linear actuator, and a pair of tag arms, one end of each being pivotably connected to the linear actuator. The two arms are biased toward each other, such as by a spring. A separator is positioned between the tag arms, so as to force the tag arms to separate as the linear actuator extends. A finger or tag hook is connected at the end of each tag arm, configured and positioned to connect to or insert into the elastic loop, and to extend the elastic loop as the tag arms are separated. With the tag loop held open, the product moves into the loop, and the tag is thereby applied to the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Northfield Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Kuehl, Rob W. Lindquist, Michael G. Boehm
  • Publication number: 20140322364
    Abstract: Methods are provided for the self-assessment and treatment of medical conditions by an untrained layperson. Such methods may comprise determining the layperson's body type by self-assessment, selecting a mixture of herbs based upon the layperson's body type, and ingesting the mixture of herbs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: David Yong Lee
  • Publication number: 20140319178
    Abstract: An anti-refill product including a container having a neck integral with a body and shoulder of the container. The neck has a neck finish terminating in a lip, a valve seat axially between the shoulder and the lip and including a single, a circumferentially continuous, internal valve sealing surface extending completely around the neck, and a valve retainer axially between the valve seat and the lip, and including a radially inwardly extending projection that includes at least one internal valve retaining surface. A check element is separate from the container and carried in the container neck between the valve seat and the valve retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140322100
    Abstract: A method for producing a pneumatically actuatable microfluidic analysis cartridge includes closing a joining side of a fluidic part of the analysis cartridge with a first fluid-tight elastic membrane and/or closing a joining side of a pneumatic part of the analysis cartridge with a second membrane. The fluidic part is configured to perform fluidic basic operations of a biochemical analysis process, and the pneumatic part is configured to control the basic operations using air pressure. The joining side of the fluidic part and the joining side of the pneumatic part are aligned, and the fluidic part and the pneumatic part are connected to form the analysis cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Laermer, Juergen Steigert, Sven Zinober
  • Publication number: 20140311091
    Abstract: A packaging system for the selection, grouping and loading of varying size and/or configuration product packs into cartons as provided. The packaging system includes a selection area having a primary selector for forming an initial product pack configuration, and a secondary selector adapted to select and direct an additional grouping of products into a nested arrangement against the initial product pack so as to form a nested product pack. The nested product packs thereafter can be engaged by loader arms of a pair of opposed loading assemblies, which move the nested product packs into a series of cartons moving through the packaging machine. Thereafter, the ends of the cartons can be closed and sealed to complete the packaging of the product packs therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Frank N. Moncrief, David F. Warner, Colin Ford
  • Publication number: 20140311092
    Abstract: A strap corner protector multifunctional installation tool may include a plate having a front side, a rear side, a top end and a bottom end. The plate may be bent into a J-shape with a curved section ending in front of the front side of the plate. At least two upper posts may be attached to the top end of the plate. At least one lower post may be attached to the bottom end of the plate. At least two back posts may be attached to the rear side of the plate. A threaded protrusion may be attached to the bottom end of the plate. A pole may be connected to the strap corner protector multifunctional installation tool. Various accessories for securing cargo may be installed and positioned through the use of the strap corner protector multifunctional installation tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Epifanio Reyes Flores, Ricardo Flores
  • Patent number: 8862264
    Abstract: In a supplying system using containers for supplying groups of filter elements to smoking article assembling equipment, each container has a unique source of information that travels with the container. An unloader receives and unloads the containers. An automated data reader is proximate the unloader for reading the source of information for each container before it is unloaded. A computerized controller uses the information read by the automated data reader to obtain information from a database. The information from the database is compared to information from another source to verify that the proper filter elements are being supplied. The computerized controller allows, or instructs, the unloader to unload correctly supplied filter elements, and stops the unloader from unloading incorrectly supplied filter elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Hung Phan, Tim Goodman, Greg Williams, Gary Wood, Brent Carter
  • Publication number: 20140302204
    Abstract: The invention proposes to dispense a substance from a container filled with a single portion of a substance. The container comprises a preformed deformable body defining a filling cavity which body has an opening and an integral planar circumferential rim surrounding said opening. The opening is closed by a cover sheet which is sealed to the circumferential rim by a circumferential sealing seam. The circumferential rim has a dispensing part which is covered by the cover sheet. A dispensing passage is formed between the dispensing part and the cover sheet. At the location of the dispensing passage is provided a weakened sealing seam portion, such that upon pressurizing the content of the container, the weakened sealing seam portion breaks and substance flows out of the container through the dispensing passage. The dispensing part is flat and the dispensing passage for the substance is defined by the cover sheet sealed to the flat dispensing part by at least two outwardly directed sealing seams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: MDS Global Holding Ltd.
    Inventors: Lucas Alphonsus Maria EVERS, Edouard STERNGOLD
  • Publication number: 20140260094
    Abstract: A method for converting a web of preformed pouches to on-demand inflatable packaging. The method may include moving the web along a path of travel, attaching an outer skin to the outside of the web, and packaging the web into a non-inflated and stored configuration. The method may also include moving the web along a path of travel, depositing at least one product into each of a plurality of the preformed pouches, and inflating each of the preformed pouches to form a cushioning material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Automated Packaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Rick Steven Wehrmann
  • Publication number: 20140260095
    Abstract: A carton for containing at least one article. The carton comprises a plurality of panels at least partially forming an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels comprises a first panel and a second panel, the first panel and the second panel being in face-to-face contact to at least partially form the interior of the carton. The first panel comprises at least one article protection flap for protecting the at least one article. The at least one article protection flap is foldably connected to the first panel and moveable between a first position that is substantially parallel to the first panel and a second position wherein the article protection flap is folded relative to the first panel. The second panel comprises at least one access feature for positioning the at least one article protection flap from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven M. Oliveira
  • Publication number: 20140260096
    Abstract: Compositions of and methods for formulating and delivering biologically active agent formulations having enhanced physical stability, and wherein deterioration from the presence of oxygen and/or water is minimized and/or controlled, to yield a stable formulation. The compositions of and methods for formulating and delivering biologically active agents of the present invention further facilitate their incorporation into a biocompatible coating which can be employed to coat a stratum-corneum piercing microprojection, or a plurality of stratum-corneum piercing microprojections of a delivery device, for delivery of the biocompatible coating through the skin of a subject, thus providing an effective means of delivering the biologically active agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Mahmoud Ameri, Michel J.N. Cormier, Scott Sellers, Yuh-Fun Maa
  • Publication number: 20140262845
    Abstract: A contact lens package includes a substrate, a cover sheet, and a graphic. The substrate has a plurality of lens receiving portions each sized to hold a single contact lens. The cover sheet is removably secured to the substrate and configured to seal the contact lenses within the plurality of lens receiving portions. The graphic is positioned on the cover sheet and spans the plurality of lens receiving portions. The graphic, when viewed as a whole, has a discernable meaning and is separable into a plurality of portions associated with the individual lens receiving portions. Each of the plurality of portions of the graphic has a separate discernable meaning from the whole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen D. Newman
  • Publication number: 20140263436
    Abstract: The container includes a body portion, an upper end portion, and a cap portion. The body portion, the end portion and the cap portion may be molded as one piece. The cap portion may be attached to the body portion with a hinge. The body portion may have a side wall which allows the user to squeeze the side wall and dispense the product which is stored within the container. The container may include a valve. The valve may include an opening which allows the contents to be dispensed. The valve may be attached using a retention feature, a retaining ring, an adhesive and/or fusion. The retaining ring may engage the retention feature. After the valve is assembled to the container, the container is filled with a product and the lower end portion may be closed by using a heat seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: TC HEARTLAND LLC
    Inventors: Teodor Gelov, Karen H. Nichols, Douglas E. Norton