Strip, Stamp, Nonencircling Label, Or Space Filler Patents (Class 53/415)
  • Patent number: 9463905
    Abstract: The present invention teaches a new apparatus and process for manufacturing mesh bags using a tube cloth. The apparatus and process involve supplying a continuous tube cloth and at least one band with preprinted labels, propping up the tube cloth with a dynamic guiding assembly, attaching the preprinted labels to the tube cloth using hot melted adhesive or heat sealing methods and manufacturing a product from the tube cloth with the horizontal preprinted labels, and attaching plastic film to the tube mesh cloth. The invention also teaches a dynamic guiding assembly which can be used to punch holes on the tube cloth with heating press and avoid attaching of two opposite sides of the tube cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventors: Hsiehyueh Wang Liang, Cheng Chun Chris Liang
  • Patent number: 9245304
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing a plurality of separable pouches comprising a means for forming sealed pouches, a center cut blade and a means for segregating each sealed pouch with the center cut blade is described. The means for forming the sealed pouches includes placing a plurality of different tablets corresponding to different medications into each sealed pouch. The center cut blade includes a side cut on each end of the blade, a center cut in the middle of the blade, and at least one perforation cut between each side cut and the center cut. The means for separating each sealed pouch with the center cut blade provides each sealed pouch with a sealed top end, a sealed bottom end, and two sides, in which at least one side is also sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventors: Robert A. Luciano, Jr., Russell Bradford, Leslie Baker, Clay McElhany
  • Patent number: 9205967
    Abstract: Resealable packaging for food products is provided with a flexible container having a top face and side faces. A container aperture is disposed in the top face and a flexible closure flap extends from a base portion to a gripping member, and is provided with a movable portion covered of repositionable adhesive to cover the aperture and adhere to a peripheral area thereof in a closed position. The packaging comprises a stiffening band device made of a flexible material longer than the closure flap, which is bonded to the container through the top face and over two side faces and arranged to cover at least the portions of the peripheral area comprised between the longitudinal sides of the closure flap and the facing sides of the aperture. The aperture and the band device are delimited by continuous cut out lines. A method of manufacturing is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventors: Eddy Renders, Rene Verhaegen, Peter Looymans
  • Patent number: 9126708
    Abstract: A device, and related method for controlling the device, for labeling containers with a container conveyor, having at least one container rotation device to rotate a container in a first direction about an axis, in a second direction about this axis in the opposite direction or not to rotate this container, with at least two labeling stations each with a labeling assembly and a pressing-on device, with a control device generating control commands for the container rotation device based on activity information of the labeling stations. In the region of an inactive labeling station, the container rotation device is rotated in the first direction, so that a container of the container rotation device can roll onto the pressing-on device and in the region of an active labeling station, the container device is rotated in the second direction, so that a label applied to the container can be pressed on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Uwe Hasler, Jörg Triebel
  • Publication number: 20150143778
    Abstract: An apparatus for the treatment of containers (10), with a movable carrier (2) for conveying the containers to be treated, with a plurality of treatment units (4, 6, 8) which treat each container (10) in a pre-set manner, wherein the treatment units (4, 6, 8) of a first group of these treatment units (4, 6, 8) are filling units (4) which fill the containers (10) with a flowable medium, and these filling units (4) have in each case filling elements (14) which are arranged on the carrier (2) and which move jointly with the containers (10) at least sectionwise, wherein the treatment units (4, 6, 8) of a second group of these treatment units (4, 6, 8) are labelling devices (6) which apply labels to the containers (10), and wherein the treatment units (4, 6, 8) of a third group of these treatment units (4, 6, 8) are closing units (8) which close with a closure the containers (10) filled with the flowable medium and which have in each case closure elements (18) which are arranged on the carrier (2) and which move jo
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Heinz Humele, Horst Winter
  • Publication number: 20150136637
    Abstract: The application describes a water-soluble package that contains an agent and a water-soluble envelope, in which at least one strip of film made of a water-soluble material is arranged by material attachment on the outer surface of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Frank Meier, Matthias Sunder, Ralph Butter-Jentsch, Ulf Arno Timmann
  • Publication number: 20150129450
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a customizable packaging and method of customizing the packaging for an electronic device configurable to operate under a plurality of different brands and with a plurality of different networks. The brand and network to be utilized are designated at the point-of-sale, during activation, by the seller, and/or by the user. The customizable packaging and method include selecting from a plurality of labels and instructions manuals corresponding to the brand and/or network selected for the electronic device to operate under. The designation of a brand and/or network to be utilized can take place at the point-of-sale, during activation, by the seller, and/or by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Satish Ramprasad
  • Publication number: 20150128526
    Abstract: A method of making a liquid or semi-liquid emulsion cleaning, waxing, and restoring product with applicability to painted motor vehicles. The emulsion removes bugs, tar and paint from other vehicles, etc. and is safe for paint, plastic, chrome and wheels. The emulsion is prepared using a unique sequence of mixing steps that result in a complete emulsification of ingredients that heretofore have been difficult or impossible to effectively combine. The emulsion may be provided in liquid or paste form or in microfiber cloths, or disposable towelettes, and other such carriers infused with the emulsion. The carrier is moistened with the emulsion and packaged in sealed individual packages. In other embodiments, multiple emulsion-soaked towels or towelettes may be packaged in reclosable cylinders from which individual towels may be extracted and the cylinder reclosed. These pre-soaked towelettes may be used to easily clean and wax vehicles or other similar surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Travis Zinnen
  • 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: 9010073
    Abstract: The main objective of this invention is a Mobile plant for dosing, mixing and packaging of powdery products, characterized because it is comprised of a carrying structure and several areas for: reception and weighing, loading, mixing, sack filling, sewing and labelling, metal detection, palletizing and cleaning. This invention is included within the industrial plants technical sector of manufacturing and mixing of powdery products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Inversiones HIK16, S.L.
    Inventors: Henrik Stamm Kristensen, M. Maravillas Martinez Lopez
  • Publication number: 20150104544
    Abstract: Methods and systems for grouping, recovering, and processing ice obtained from an ice source, i.e., a glacier, ice sheet, ice cap, etc., are described herein. In particular, the ice obtained from the ice source is separated and grouped according to common unique properties and processed as a beverage for consumption having the same unique properties. Additionally, methods and systems for producing, trading, transporting, and storing commodities are disclosed. More specifically, methods and systems for producing, trading, transporting, and storing large quantities of water having specific characteristics are provided. Methods for transferring title and trading commodities in the form of water are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Allen Szydlowski, Ian Szydlowski, Juan Carlos Szydlowski
  • 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: 20150034510
    Abstract: A nightwear vending machine to be placed in and around the grounds of all hospitals, clinics and health care centres in the UK. The vending machine will sell women's, men's and children's pyjamas, night dresses, night gowns and slippers to all members of the public and be available 24 hours a day.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Emma-Louise Pauline Crane
  • Publication number: 20140367294
    Abstract: A container for food products including a receptacle having a sidewall and a bottom wall that define a container area that receives the food product, a lid removably coupled to said receptacle, and a label having a window for viewing information on an outside surface of the receptacle. The outside surface of the sidewall also includes printing thereon. The sidewall further includes at least one top embossment and at least one bottom embossment disposed thereon and the label is rotatably mounted upon the outside surface of the receptacle between the top embossment and the bottom embossment. The top embossment and the bottom embossment resist translation of the label with respect to the outside surface of the receptacle in a longitudinal direction. The label includes at least one window disposed thereon that allows a user to view a portion of the outside surface of the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph A. Pantelleria
  • Publication number: 20140331605
    Abstract: A labeling article and a method of use and assembly of the labeling article, where the labeling article comprises a label, an elastic securing band, and a release liner, and where the elastic securing band is configured to be stretched to define a loop between the elastic securing band and the release liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey Scott Maltas
  • Patent number: 8881905
    Abstract: In summary there is provided in one embodiment a combination of a pan with a label for holding a roasting bag. The pan is defined by having a bottom base having a base periphery edge and a sidewall extending upwardly from the base periphery edge and terminating at a side edge to create a well therebetween. The label includes front and rear sides. The rear side being secured to the bottom base and includes a pocket formed thereon. The pocket has an access opening into an internal space of the pocket. The roasting bag is positioned within and removable from the pocket of the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Handi-Foil Corporation
    Inventors: Norton Sarnoff, David Sarnoff, Raj Patel
  • Publication number: 20140315187
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical product includes a container having an exterior surface and an interior chamber, an active ingredient disposed in the interior chamber, the active ingredient having a photosensitive property that changes based on at least cumulative exposure to light having a wavelength within the range between X and Y, and a layer of photosensitive material disposed on or in the container and exposed to environmental conditions contemporaneous with the active ingredient being disposed in the interior chamber. The photosensitive material is reactive to light having a wavelength within the range between X and Y to experience a property change at a threshold of cumulative exposure to light received within the range between X and Y related to the change in the photosensitive property of the active ingredient. A photosensitive device can also be disposed along a path followed by the pharmaceutical product within a facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy Guo, Deborah R. Shnek, Paula H. Spencer, Li Sun
  • Publication number: 20140311093
    Abstract: A device is provided for applying consumable materials to containers, including a storing apparatus that stores a supply of the consumable material, a transporting apparatus that conveys the consumable material to the containers, and an application unit that applies the consumable material to the containers or to combinations of containers. The device has at least one sensor apparatus, which detects at least one actual value of the consumable material that is characteristic of a physical property of the consumable material, a comparing apparatus, which compares the detected actual value with at least one target value stored in a memory apparatus, and a signal outputting apparatus, which outputs a signal according to a result of said comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Huber, Johannes Boehm
  • Publication number: 20140298753
    Abstract: A sheet dispenser for dispensing intermediate sheet layers for use between layers of stackable packages on a pallet has a sheet feeder and a cutting device to cut the sheet in desired lengths in the direction of feeding. The sheet dispenser also includes a folding mechanism adapted to provide at least one folded part in the sheet on the sheet feeder. A method of providing a sheet with folded parts is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Pal-Cut A/S
    Inventor: Rudi PEDERSEN
  • Publication number: 20140246349
    Abstract: A pharmacy bottle system includes a bottle and a ring. The bottle is formed as a single piece of molded plastic material and includes a body and a neck. The body defines an interior cavity. The interior cavity extends from a first end to a second end of the interior cavity. The body includes a spine portion covering the first end of the interior cavity. The spine portion defines a spine width measured from a front to a back of spine portion. The neck extends from the second end of the interior cavity and has an opening therethrough providing access to the interior cavity. The ring is secured about the neck of the bottle. The ring defines a ring width measured between a front and a back of the ring. The ring width is larger than the spine width. The neck extends above a top surface of the ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Deborah B. ADLER, Klaus ROSBERG, Patrick L. DOUGLAS, Matthew S. GRISIK
  • Publication number: 20140223862
    Abstract: The manufacturing process for packing of injectables for medical use, comprises in temporal sequence the steps of: a) forming (1) of glass primary containers, b) forming by plastic injection (3) of complementary devices (4), c (assembling (5) of the empty primary containers with corresponding complementary devices to form assembled devices (6), d) washing (7) the assembled devices with water for injection, e) nesting (8) the assembled devices in a tray (9), f) inserting said tray housing said assembled devices into a secondary container and closing said secondary container, g) sterilising (10) the assembled devices in the closed secondary container, h) preparing the closed secondary container for transportation to a remote site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Fabiano Nicoletti, Christer Andreasson
  • Patent number: 8756901
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved packaging method and apparatus. An item enclosed in the V-Pack is shipped or stored in such a way that there is no extra space inside. This is accomplished by specially formulated foam included in each box. In this manner, internal damage to goods is rendered impossible. In addition, an extra layer of foam protects the item or items from damage by external elements, such as moisture and extreme cold or warm temperatures. Any excess air inside the chamber where the items are located, is removed by an external pump, creating a vacuum effect, which provides for the item's safe storage conditions. To facilitate the vacuum action, a valve is provided in two sections on the packaging box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Vlad Carey
  • Patent number: 8745961
    Abstract: A multi-pharmaceutical dispensing station includes a circular platform around which a plurality of individual dispensers is arrayed at a convenient loading height. Each dispenser accepts a single bulk canister containing one pharmaceutical. Cylindrical, empty prescription containers carry labels bearing indicia of the patient and pharmaceutical to be dispensed into each container. Sensors detect the indicia and direct the containers to the proper dispenser which fills them with the type and quantity of a pharmaceutical according to the indicia. Incident containers first drop into a dispersion wheel which translates them around the circular station and aligns them with a vertical chute leading to the correct dispenser. After filling, the containers are urged onto a moving, circular table which conveys them to automatic closing and sealing apparatus. Once closed and sealed, the containers exit the dispenser station through pneumatic tubing which conveys them to verification, sorting and shipping stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Tension International, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Terzini
  • Publication number: 20140137514
    Abstract: A method of applying a communication member carrying information to a packaging material includes feeding a packaging material in a first direction and applying a communication member to a surface of the packaging material with an adhesive. Both the communication member and the adhesive are simultaneously removable from the packaging material by a user such that substantially no adhesive residue remains on the bag upon communication member removal. A system for applying a communication member on a packaging material that is transported on a packaging material line includes a label applicator and a supply of communication members positioned in communication with the label applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: MPT, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael R. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8713897
    Abstract: A system and method for inspecting a filled prescription order is described. The prescription order includes a first plurality of tablets that is different from a second plurality of tablets. Additionally, the first plurality of tablets has a particular shape and a color that is different from the second plurality of tablets. The system and method generates an order that is communicated to a filling system. A code is then generated at the filling system when the filling system can fill the order. An automated inspection at visual wavelengths is performed for each of the pouches at an inspection station. The automated inspection at visual wavelengths inspects a color and a shape of each tablet. The method then proceeds to scan the code at the inspection station to verify that the correct pouches are associated with the tablets that correspond to the prescription order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Edge Medical Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Luciano, Jr., Leslie Baker, Larry Luciano
  • Patent number: 8677721
    Abstract: An apparatus for marking plastic containers, comprising a marking device which applies a marking to the containers and a checking device in the form a temperature-sensitive sensor which checks for the presence of the marking on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Stefan Piana
  • Patent number: 8601772
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine is coupled to an electric power generator. An exhaust manifold for the engine includes an exhaust gas conduit. A housing includes a catalyst in fluid communication with the conduit to receive exhaust produced by the engine. The catalyst is operable to reduce one or more constituents of the exhaust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Cummins Power Generation IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Turpin, Shawn John Kipka, Gary A. Salmonson, Kurt Butz
  • Patent number: 8601773
    Abstract: An in-line insert folder system includes a continuous roll of preprinted inserts, and a cutter for cutting individual inserts from the roll. A transport serially conveys the individual inserts in a downstream direction to a buckle folder that receives the inserts and folds each one along at least one fold line. An applicator serially receives the folded inserts from the buckle folder and applies the inserts to consumer packs such as cigarette packs, for example. The folded inserts may be directly applied to the packs before placement of flexible outer wrap or the folded inserts may be applied onto the flexible outer wrap before that wrap is placed around the packs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Edmond J. Cadieux, Jr., Barry S. Smith, Robert G. Scott, Martin T. Garthaffner, Steve R. Rinehart, Xuan Pham, Linwood H. Carneal, Jr., Hubert Coleman Goodman, Jr., Joshua L. Roby, Christopher Crawford, James D. Evans
  • Patent number: 8549821
    Abstract: There is provided a method for loading varied pre-determined digital content into a plurality of digital storage devices, and subsequently providing each digital storage device with varied pre-determined accessories. It is preferable that the digital content loaded into the digital storage device is not identifiable at the digital content loading post, and the consolidated digital storage device and the pre-determined accessories are shipped to particulars of the shipping label. A corresponding system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Creative Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Keng Wah Tan, Woon Hua Edwin Kuah, Boon Tien Tyo
  • Patent number: 8550093
    Abstract: A package for tobacco material includes a portion of tobacco material, a wrapper enclosing the portion of tobacco material, a rigid base portion and at least one resealable adhesive label sealing the wrapper around the portion of tobacco material. The wrapper is formed of a flexible sheet material. The package may include an opening strip defined by one or more lines of weakness in the wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Sandrine Saint-Girons, Dan Brady, Steve Sayers
  • Publication number: 20130248406
    Abstract: A security packaging that provides a multi-panel packaging structure that displays a visual indication if package tampering has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Kenneth Glinert
  • Patent number: 8496112
    Abstract: In summary there is provided in one embodiment a combination of a pan with a label for holding a roasting bag. The pan is defined by having a bottom base having a base periphery edge and a sidewall extending upwardly from the base periphery edge and terminating at a side edge to create a well therebetween. The label includes front and rear sides. The rear side being secured to the bottom base and includes a pocket formed thereon. The pocket has an access opening into an internal space of the pocket. The roasting bag is positioned within and removable from the pocket of the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Handi-Foil Corporation
    Inventors: Norton Sarnoff, Raj Patel, David Sarnoff
  • Patent number: 8464499
    Abstract: A fluid containment and dispensing system having a RFID tag associated therewith. The fluid containment and dispensing system includes a fluid containment drum having an opening defined thereon. The fluid containment and dispensing system further includes a dispensing mechanism operably coupleable with the opening, the dispensing mechanism configured to dispense the contents of the fluid containment drum. An identification tag is coupleable with the dispensing mechanism and includes a first laminate, a second laminate laminated to the first laminate, and a RFID member disposed between the first and second laminates, wherein the RFID member includes information associated with a fluid containment and dispensing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Asp, Jeffrey J. McKenzie, John M. Hennen
  • Patent number: 8458994
    Abstract: A method of shipping at least one child-resistant medicate container via a carrier includes providing or obtaining at least one child-resistant medicate container including a front sidewall, and an opposing rear sidewall, a right sidewall, an opposing left sidewall, and at least one locking mechanism. The method also includes creating or obtaining a flat-rate shipping package from a carrier, inserting the at least one child-resistant medicate container into the package, and closing the package to enclose the at least one child-resistant medicate container within the package so that the package is generally flat and acceptable by the carrier for a flat-rate shipping. The method also includes causing the closed package to be shipped or transported by the carrier at a flat-rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Juno Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Guschke, Richard M. Lee
  • Publication number: 20130114915
    Abstract: A foldable bag for insulating a bottle or other beverage container comprises means for attaching the bag in its folded state wherein the bag can serve as a label on the outside of the bottle, and means for attaching the bag to the bottle in its unfolded state wherein the bag envelops the bottle to provide thermal insulation. A method for attaching a folded label to a bottle comprises: attaching a first side of the label to the bottle using a glue; wrapping the label around the bottle; attaching a second side of the label to the surface of the label using glue, in such a way that the label becomes attached to the bottle and the second side covers the side opening at the first side of the label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Marom
  • Patent number: 8387346
    Abstract: A method of gift box wrapping utilizing a pre-formed and pre-taped wrapping paper sheet, having a marking on a back side thereof which divides the sheet into a first end and a second end, a placement area within the marking, and an embossed label integrally disposed on the sheet front side, with which a user wraps a gift box without the use of scissors and a roll of tape. A user places a gift box within the placement area and folds the first end over a portion of the gift box, then folds the second end over the gift box and secures the second end to a double-sided first adhesive strip disposed proximal to a first edge on the first end. The user then folds and secures the left and right sides of the sheet with double-sided second adhesive strips to encase the gift box therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Debora Coates
  • Publication number: 20120291401
    Abstract: A pack for consumer goods includes an outer packaging container and an inner packaging container. The outer packaging container includes a lower box portion with an upper lid portion hingedly connected thereto. The inner packaging container includes a dispensing opening with a resealable closure, a front panel, a back panel, a top panel, a bottom panel, and opposing side panels; each side panel having an inner panel and an outer panel, the inner panel having a first width defining a width of the inner packaging container, and the outer panel including at least a portion having a second width defining flanges having a width greater than the first width. The inner packaging container is insertable within the outer packaging container, the flanges on the back panel of the inner packaging container exert biasing forces on the hinged lid of the outer packaging container to assure lid closure is maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Robert T. Mitten, Christopher J. Hession
  • Patent number: 8302370
    Abstract: A packaging system for pharmaceuticals is provided. The system includes a box having an opening, a pouch strip positioned within the box. The pouch strip includes a continuous series of sealed pouches rolled into a spiral with a first end and a second end. The opening in the box is of a shape configured to accommodate the cross section of the sealed pouches such that the pouch strip may be pulled through the opening outwardly from the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventors: Timothy Decker, Brian Monaghan
  • Publication number: 20120199510
    Abstract: A method allows candy to be sold in customized bottles to form gifts and keepsakes. The bottle and candy can be form a “pill” motif. Candy selected by the customer is placed in a bottle. The bottle appears like a pill bottle. The customer selects a label from a plurality of labels to reflect a given event, mood, or message. The message in the label can have a pill or medicine related theme. The overall product becomes a customized gift or keepsake by virtue of adding the customized label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Scott H. Deutsch
  • Publication number: 20120138501
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a receptacle for produce. The receptacle includes a side wall and a label area for a label including a code. The label area is substantially flat and located on the side wall. The label is adapted to be adhered to the label area. The wall is disposed at a selected acute angle to the vertical so as to facilitate reading of the code by a code reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Multisteps Pty Ltd
    Inventor: John Lam
  • Publication number: 20120061263
    Abstract: The present application provides a unique process of canning a controlled substance where the cans are hermetically sealed and clearly identified in a number of different ways. The process will begin by inserting a packing and dehumidifying agent, preferably a formed rice cake. The controlled substance is then inserted. In some cases the rice cakes will be eliminated or just a single rice cake will be used on the top or the bottom. If the process of storing the controlled substance in an inert atmosphere is desired, the oxygen in the container is replaced with gaseous nitrogen. After the container has been sealed in the conventional pop-top canning procedure; an identifying scent substance is permanently adhered to the can or label. An internal or external microchip could be used to detect, track and trace the container filled with a controlled substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: David P. Sibley
  • Publication number: 20120018332
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pattern coated pressure sensitive label assembly for use in preserving patient privacy in medical treatment bag applications. The label assembly utilizes specific zones and areas to create removable sections that will permit areas containing patient information to be separated from the remainder of the label which remains with the treatment bag during disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Anne M. DEHLINGER, Blaine JACKSON, William BECKER, Rosalyn BEN-CHITRIT
  • Patent number: 8074429
    Abstract: A packaging apparatus comprises one or more packing machines (MC1, MC2, MC3) which are operable to join together at least two assembled packs (P1, P2). A strap applicator (MC4) applies a strap system (S) to one face of all but one of the assembled packs (P1, P2). Conveying means (TC) guide the assembled packs (P5 P1, P2) such that the face of each assembled pack (P1, P2) having the strap attached thereto abuts a face of another of the assembled packs such that the strap (S) is sandwiched between the abutting faces. Fixing means, which fix the strap (S) about adjacent packs such that the packs (P1, P2) are joined together and are movable relative to each other by rotation about one or more edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Paul Hodges, Andrew Jonathan Bray
  • Publication number: 20110297559
    Abstract: Methods and systems for producing packaged contact lenses are described. A stock product that includes a contact lens located in a contact lens packaging solution in a sealed contact lens package is provided. The stock product has one or more printing surfaces. The stock product is directed to a labeling station to produce a customer-tailored labeled product. The labeled product includes printed customer-specific indicia directly on the printing surface of the stock product. Manufacturing systems that include such labeling stations are also described. Utilizing the present methods and systems, contact lenses are labeled and supplied to different customers based on customer requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Davis
  • Patent number: 8028496
    Abstract: A beverage bottling plant, a labeling machine for use in a beverage bottling plant, and a glue application device for use with a labeling machine in a beverage bottling plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: KHS AG
    Inventors: Lutz Deckert, Klaus Krämer, Oliver Kress
  • Patent number: 8012294
    Abstract: A method for applying labels in rows on a tape, which can be driven by a tape driving mechanism, for which the labels are deposited in consecutive rows at an applicator, disposed stationary at the tape, on the tape, the tape being advanced partially after or during the deposition of a row of labels by a length section at the applicator in that, by a movable tension, a pull loop is pulled out of the path of the tape downstream from the applicator, while the section of tape, located upstream from the pull loop, is kept stationary, and the tension can be moved stepwise between a starting position and an end position and that, during the partial advance, a step is traveled by the tension roller, the length of which is adjusted by a control mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Multivac Marking & Inspection GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Georg Austermeier
  • Patent number: 7930868
    Abstract: An optical disc advertising and security method that includes the use of a promotional label that is coaxially aligned and adhesively attached to the top surface of an optical disc. The promotional label includes an upper label layer and a lower label layer. Attached to each layer is a laterally extending tab. Printed on the top layer surface of each label layer is promotional indicia. In one embodiment, the upper label layer is slightly larger in diameter than the lower label layer so that the lower label is covered and hidden from view by the upper label layer. In a second embodiment, the promotional label is made of two label layers permanently adhesively attached together with a RFID tag disposed between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventor: Warren D. Weber
  • Patent number: 7886503
    Abstract: A machine for closing and sealing cardboard boxes or other packaging cases with random sizes of cases presented. An input gate controls passage of cases onto at least one conveyor that moves the cases through the machine. An input positioning stage centers and squares the case. A measuring station performs a primary measurement of the width and height of the open case. A closing station and tape sealing station are adjusted to the primary case size measurement. The case closing station then closes the case. The side major flaps are closed using a major flap closer with crossed arms pivoted at separated pivot axes. The sealing station has a secondary or closed case measurement detector which more accurately adjusts the tape applicator height. Lateral support heads engage the sides of the case to prevent distortion while tape is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: R.A. Pearson Company
    Inventors: Al Chase, Donald Parker, Richard R. Lile
  • Patent number: RE43549
    Abstract: A writing device for display members is provided which can erasably writing patient information on a display member carried on the side of a drug carrier and automatically attach and detach it to and from the carrier. The writing device has an attach/detach/transfer unit for detaching, attaching and transferring a rewrite card to a carrier carrying the rewrite card, and a writing means connected to the attach/detach/transfer means for writing and displaying patient information on the rewrite card. The respective means are controlled based on prescription information to attach and detach the rewrite card to and from the side of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yuyama Seisakusho
    Inventors: Noaki Koike, Takafumi Ikeda
  • Patent number: RE46278
    Abstract: A method for monitoring shipments of a plurality of components and enabling assembly of the plurality of components. The method can include the steps of encoding a unique identifier and specification information on each component into a data storage of a GPS device; encoding assembly instructions for each component; attaching the GPS device to the component; actuating each GPS device to provide a longitude and latitude signal to a network; tracking the location of each component; shipping the components while tracking the location of the components until the components reach a designated location; and retrieving from each component assembly instructions, specification information, and inspection information. The method can include assembling the components using the assembly instructions at the designated location, and forming a record of each route used by each component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: PPI Technology Services
    Inventors: Thomas G. Whiteley, James McGrath, Ben R. Sullivan