Vacuum Or Gas Treating Patents (Class 53/432)
  • Patent number: 10094692
    Abstract: The dispenser disclosed herein serves a single serving of a powdered nutrient contained within a container having multi-servings of the powdered nutrient. The dispenser has a metering device that operates as a ball valve or guillotine to dispense a single serving of the powdered nutrient into a water container. The dispenser also has a support surface that can be lowered and raised back up in order to fit a water container under the metering device and a distal tip of the metering device into a mouth of the water container so that no powdered nutrient spills out of the water container during transfer of the powdered nutrient from the metering device to the water container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Singer
  • Patent number: 9919094
    Abstract: A cartridge set including: a plurality of cartridges; a plurality of holders, each of which has an upper end externally fitted to the outer peripheral surface of each of the cartridges, and has a lower end face whose outer diameter is greater than the outer diameter of the outer peripheral surface of the cartridge; a supporting plate that has a plurality of through-holes, each of which has an inner diameter greater than the outer diameter of the outer peripheral surface of the cartridge and has each of the plurality of cartridges inserted therethrough; a storage box that stores the supporting plate therein; and a lid member that blocks an upper end opening of the storage box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: ARTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Shimazaki, Makoto Kakiuchi, Teruo Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9764869
    Abstract: There is provided a moisture-sensitive vacuum packing machine, and particularly, there is provided a moisture-sensitive vacuum packing machine for sensing moisture within a chamber. The moisture-sensitive vacuum packing machine includes: a device housing having a controller and a vacuum driving unit; a chamber unit positioned above the device housing and having a first chamber and a second chamber whose interiors are vacuumized when the vacuum driving unit operates; and a sensing unit installed in the chamber unit such that it is associated with the controller, and sensing the presence or absence of moisture within the second chamber according to whether the sensing unit comes into contact with the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: ROLLPACK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyul-Joo Lee
  • Patent number: 9668940
    Abstract: Computer systems and non-transitory computer readable media for determining an amount of an ingredient for a preparation for a requested therapy (e.g., an order or a prescription) includes an identifier, volume, and amounts of first and second compounds in each of a plurality of premix solutions. A predefined formulary comprising a formulary concentration of each of a plurality of additions is provided. A premix solution is selected. An amount of a first additions to be added to the premix solution may be selected. A number of bags of the premix solution, needed to satisfy a volume associated with the selected premix solution, are optionally reserved. An additive volume is determined at least by the specified first amounts of the first addition and a corresponding formulary concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Baxter Corporation Englewood
    Inventors: Dennis Kaucky, Dennis A. Tribble
  • Patent number: 9505504
    Abstract: The apparatus, for filling a flexible pouch having a bottom end, an opposite top end, and a pair of side edges extending between the bottom and top end, includes a filling station, a supply of compressed purging gas, and a gas purging station. The filling station includes a feeder that dispenses an amount of product into the pouch. The gas purge station is positioned subsequent to the filling station and includes a pair of gas lances. Each of the pair of gas lances have an outlet to discharge the purging gas into the pouch. The pair of gas lances being moveable between an inserted position and a withdrawn position. In the inserted position the pair of gas lances are disposed within the pouch a predetermined distance above the amount of product, and in the withdrawn position the pair of gas lances are provided above the top end of the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignees: Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC, SN Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: R. Charles Murray, Olaf Clemens
  • Patent number: 9475019
    Abstract: Computer systems and non-transitory computer readable media for determining an amount of an ingredient for a preparation for a requested therapy (e.g., an order or a prescription) includes an identifier, volume, and amounts of first and second compounds in each of a plurality of premix solutions. A predefined formulary comprising a formulary concentration of each of a plurality of additions is provided. A premix solution is selected. An amount of a first additions to be added to the premix solution may be selected. A number of bags of the premix solution, needed to satisfy a volume associated with the selected premix solution, are optionally reserved. An additive volume is determined at least by the specified first amounts of the first addition and a corresponding formulary concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Baxter Corporation Englewood
    Inventors: Dennis Kaucky, Dennis A. Tribble
  • Patent number: 9346216
    Abstract: A protective wrap material enclosing a stack of cut sheets of paper is folded so that overlapping flaps of the wrap material cover opposite ends of the stack. The overlapping flaps are secured and sealed together only at selected areas that comprise a minor portion of the overlapped flaps, wherein the sealed areas have sufficient burst strength to avoid inadvertent opening of the wrap but at the same time are relatively easy to separate when it is desired to open the wrap to gain access to the cut sheets of paper. In a preferred embodiment the wrap material is heat sealable, and a modified heat plate for applying heat only to the selected areas has a grooved front surface defining heat focusing bars that concentrate heat sufficient to fuse the wrap material only in the selected areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Sergio Sobreira De Oliveira
  • Patent number: 9302799
    Abstract: This application is directed to a method for minimizing oxidative discoloration of a chemical compound such as a monomer during shipping, storing, and/or aging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: SABIC Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventor: Eric Mortensen
  • Patent number: 9266635
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for sealing at least a packaging unit by means of a sealing tool lower part carrying the packaging unit, a sealing tool upper part, and a sealing plate. The sealing tool lower part is configured to perform a lifting movement by means of a drive. The invention is characterized in that the lifting movement is performed in a uniform, continuous motion from a lowered position, via an intermediate position in which a packaging unit is clamped, to a final position. The invention further relates to a sealing station for a packaging machine in which the sealing plate is suspended via a damping unit at the sealing tool upper part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: MULTIVAC SEPP HAGGENMUELLER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lars Ickert, Andreas Mader, Bernhard Langer
  • Patent number: 9254616
    Abstract: An apparatus (1;2) for removing an ophthalmic lens from a mold half (3;4), comprises a ring member (10;20) movable towards and away from the mold half (3;4), the ring member (10;20) comprising a central opening (103;203) and a plurality of nozzles (100;200) circumferentially distributed about the ring member (10;20), each nozzle (100;200) having an outlet opening directed towards the mold half (3,4) as the ring member (10;20) is placed on the mold half (3;4), and a gripper member (11;21) arranged to be movable towards and away from the mold half (3;4) through the central opening (103;203) of the ring member (10;20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: Roger Biel, Günter Lässig
  • Patent number: 9192187
    Abstract: A method for preparing a sterilized ready-meal package, including providing a main container defining a main volume intended to accommodate a main food product, and having a first opening at the upper part surrounded by a first planar edge. At least one secondary container defining a secondary volume is included and has a second opening at the upper part surrounded by a second planar edge. The secondary container is introduced inside the main container, so that said first edge and said second edge are flush. At least one secondary food product is introduced inside the secondary volume, and at least one main food product is introduced inside the main volume. A perimetric seal is made between a covering film, arranged to cover said first and second openings, and said first edge, and an inner seal is made between the covering film and the second edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Barilla G. e R. Fratelli S.p.A.
    Inventors: Michele Amigoni, Giancarlo Tedeschi, Andrea Bordini, Pierluigi Azzali
  • Publication number: 20150136780
    Abstract: Container for foodstuffs, in particular coffee, comprising a central body (11) made of flexible material, a bottom (12) associated to a lower end (15) of the central body (11), and a lid (20, 39) attached to an upper end (21) of the central body (11) by means of an upper ring (25, 45), made of rigid plastic material. The container (10) also comprises a lower ring (13), also made of rigid plastic material, which makes the bottom (12) solid with the central body (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: ILLYCAFFE' SPA CON UNICO SOCIO
    Inventors: Walter Tamaro, Giulio Gerbino
  • Publication number: 20150121807
    Abstract: A method and system for injecting fluid into a sealed container that contains a consumable product is provided. The container is filled with a consumable product and then sealed with a closure. A fluid is injected through the closure into the container cavity after filling and sealing. The fluid increases the internal pressure of the container and scavenges oxygen in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Silgan White Cap LLC
    Inventors: James M. Taber, Kevin W. Orth, Dennis Szczesniak
  • Patent number: 9021771
    Abstract: A vacuum and sealing appliance comprises a heat sealing element for sealing a container during a sealing cycle. A controller controls the temperature of the heat sealing element during the sealing cycle based on a signal from a temperature sensor that senses the real-time temperature of the heat sealing element. A seal indicator light is provided which is lighted during the sealing cycle and extinguished at its completion. The signal from the controller energizes the heating element for a time to heat the sealing element to a pre-determined temperature for sealing the container and initiates a dwell time corresponding to cooling the heating element after sealing the container. Values of the real-time temperatures of the heat sealing element and values of the sealing times and the dwell times that correspond to the values of the real-time temperatures of the heat sealing element are stored in a look-up table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhu Liu, Terry Sun, Francis Wong, Landen Higer
  • Publication number: 20150101943
    Abstract: An emergency change of clothing kit is provided with a full outfit sealed compactly into a container (vacuum sealed in one embodiment). The container is to be small and portable and will keep the clothing clean and dry until the time for its intended use. A disposable, sealable bag will be provided to place any soiled clothing in. One embodiment of the kit can range in sizes from Newborn to 3T. Other embodiments include clothing suited for ages from 3 to adult. The clothing can be of sufficiently high quality and design that it can be worn repeatedly after initial opening of the package. For the kits ages 2T and above, underwear can also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Charles J. RICHEY, Justine L. RICHEY
  • Publication number: 20150090608
    Abstract: A method of using and a steel reinforced concrete protector in an anode cavity which comprises a cored hole, a drilled hole or a cut chase formed in concrete. The protector comprises a sacrificial anode assembly and a separate backfill. The sacrificial anode assembly comprises a sacrificial metal element that is a metal less noble than steel and an activator to maintain an activity of the sacrificial metal element. The at least one spacer prevents the sacrificial metal element and the activator from contacting the surface of the anode cavity. The spacer and the sacrificial metal element have a coupling mechanism which facilitates connection of the sacrificial metal element to the spacer. The backfill is a pliable and viscous material which contains an electrolyte, and the backfill facilitates embedding the anode assembly in the anode cavity. The invention also relates to a prepackaged sacrificial anode assembly and a method of increasing a shelf life of the sacrificial anode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Gareth Kevin GLASS, Nigel DAVISON, Adrian Charles ROBERTS
  • Publication number: 20150094202
    Abstract: Disclosed in certain embodiments are methods of filling storage containers with adsorbent materials (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: William Dolan, Christoph Garbotz, Adam Lack, Joseph Lynch, Stefan Marx, Ulrich Mueller, Michael SantaMaria, Mathias Weickert
  • Publication number: 20150068157
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparation of a composition comprising gas microbubbles. More partitularly the invention relates to a process for filling of such composition into a container. The composition prepared is preferably an ultrasound contrast media composition made available in a container wherein the headspace of the container comprises the same gas as the gas of the microbubbles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE AS
    Inventors: Svein Kvaale, Carl Peter Tonseth, Ole Johannes Tokerud
  • Publication number: 20150059289
    Abstract: An appliance and method for increasing the flavor and shelf life of a blended food product by purging the air from the airspace surrounding the food product and replacing the air with another gas such as carbon dioxide that is compatible with food preparation and reduces the oxidation that the food product undergoes in the normal blending process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Trace Cody
  • Publication number: 20150059290
    Abstract: A system for packaging a food product including a conveying system for supporting and moving the food product. The system includes a detection device for collecting data related to the shape of the food product while the food product is supported by the conveying system. The system also includes a film dispensing device for dispensing one of a plurality of different films. A controller configured to direct the film dispensing device to select one of the plurality of films for dispensing. The system also includes a wrapping device for wrapping the food product in the selected film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: ODDS, LLC
    Inventors: Brian EWERT, John Roberts
  • Publication number: 20150060323
    Abstract: In preferred embodiments, a vacuum sealed clothing and diaper change kit is provided which may comprise a clothing article, a diaper, and optionally a changing aid together utilizing a folding and vacuum sealing processes as to reduce the total size of the contents and provide hygienic storage and transportation of contents. In further preferred embodiments, a kit may comprise an outer casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Diana E. Welch
  • Patent number: 8966869
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for filling thin wall food containers, in particular beverage cans, which are eventually closed gas-tight and have an inner pressure that is above ambient pressure for stabilizing the food container. The method includes the steps of providing the food container with an open filling orifice in a filling station; filling the food container in the filling station; covering the filling orifice of the food container with a lid directly after completing the filling process; fixating the lid at the food container without closing the food container gas-tight; and transporting the food container with the filling opening covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ball Packaging Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Hundeloh, Georg Janssen, Bernd Ullmann, Maril Kamp
  • Patent number: 8966867
    Abstract: A packaging assembly includes a substantially rigid base having a cavity dimensioned to receive a medical implant, a sleeve positioned in the cavity of the substantially rigid base and defining an opening dimensioned to receive the medical implant, and a skin pack lid sealed over the substantially rigid base to enclose and secure the sleeve within the cavity of the substantially rigid base. The sleeve has a shape substantially similar to a shape of the medical implant and substantially envelopes the medical implant when the medical implant is positioned in the opening of the sleeve. The skin pack lid has a geometry that substantially conforms to the shape of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Katherine Liccardo, Delphine Patterson, Joseph Wilmot, Sarah Grare
  • Patent number: 8966868
    Abstract: Methods of stabilizing the molecular weight of polymer stents scaffolds after E-beam sterilization are disclosed. The molecular weight of the polymer of the irradiated scaffolds is stabilized through exposure to gas containing oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Yunbing Wang, Derek Mortisen, Xiao Ma, Fuh-Wei Tang, Byron Lambert
  • 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: 20150056342
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter is directed to a package that allows substantially the entire surface of a product (such as fresh red meat) to be in contact with a desired internal gas concentration. In addition, the disclosed package ensures that large amounts of the product surface are not in contact with the packaging materials to prevent discolored product areas. Particularly, the disclosed package comprises a support member, a thermoformed lidding film, and an oxygen-sensitive product. The lidding film includes one or more ridges that prevent direct contact with the product. As a result, uniform product color is maintained and the product appearance is preserved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Owensby, Howard Dean Connor, Blaine Childress, Keith Moore, Don Ross
  • Publication number: 20150041359
    Abstract: A substrate container includes an enclosure and an access structure formed in the enclosure and providing fluid access through the enclosure to an interior of the substrate container. The access structure includes an opening and an inner surface. A grommet is situated against the inner surface of the access structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Mathius Tieben, John Lystad, David L. Halbmaier
  • Publication number: 20150004287
    Abstract: The invention provides for a method of absorbing carbon dioxide comprising providing a container containing a product that gives off carbon dioxide, placing calcium hydroxide into the container, and sealing the container to form a sealed container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: John W. Crump, Chieh-Chun Chau, George E. McKedy, David S. Pyne, Thomas H. Powers, Stanislav E. Solovyov, Thomas John Hurley
  • Publication number: 20140339321
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pressure feed container capable of ensuring the cleanliness of a liquid such as a protective film-forming liquid chemical or a protective film-forming liquid chemical kit for preparing the liquid chemical even after long-term storage, and also capable of suppressing electrostatic charge in the liquid. The present invention provides a pressure feed container configured to store a protective film-forming liquid chemical or a protective film-forming liquid chemical kit that is mixed into the protective film-forming liquid chemical, and to transfer a liquid upon application of pressure to the inside of the container, the protective film-forming liquid chemical being for forming a water-repellent protective film on at least surfaces of recessed portions of an uneven pattern formed on a surface of a wafer containing a silicon element at least at a part of the uneven pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: CENTRAL GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi RYOKAWA, Shuhei YAMADA, Masahiro FUJITANI, Yosuke HASHIMOTO, Chiaki IDETA, Soichi KUMON, Masanori SAITO, Takashi SAIO
  • Patent number: 8887477
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for single-step terminal sterilization process for bio-active heparin coatings on materials and biomaterials containing heparin used in medical devices, such as catheters, tissue engineering scaffolds, or drug delivery carrier materials. This may include any medical device or implantable that could benefit from improved antithrombotic and biocompatible heparin surfaces. Other relevant device examples may include heparin or a heparin derivative coated stents to reduce clotting and restenosis, dental or ophthalmological implants. These materials may comprise additional polymeric compositions such as polyethyleneimine, dextran sulfate or their modified forms. These polymers together with heparin coatings may be applied to other substrate of medical devices such as metal, ceramics or biologically derived materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Falotico, Chengxue Li, Thai M. Nguyen, Theodore L. Parker, Jonathon Z. Zhao
  • Publication number: 20140331607
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for filling and sealing are provided, which make it possible to eliminate the effect of foam, which is generated during the filling, at a low cost and without damaging a container such as a bottle, and also to increase gas replacement ratio and productivity. The method for filling and sealing, in which a filling step, a defoaming step, a mouthpiece washing step, a gas replacement step, and a lid mounting step are successively performed while continuously transporting a bottle-type container 105, wherein in the defoaming step, an inactive gas at a normal temperature is jetted as a defoaming gas into a headspace of the bottle-type container 105.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuo Yamada, Yoshiyuki Morita, Fumiaki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20140329263
    Abstract: Provided herein are assay control materials comprising stable analytes and lyophilized unstable analytes, and methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Alireza Ebrahim, Karl De Vore, Christopher Spates
  • Publication number: 20140328979
    Abstract: A unit dose package of a liquid nutritional product comprises a form-stable, cup shaped container with a capacity of less than 70 ml having a rim, a frustoconical sidewall and a base. A quantity of the nutritional product is enclosed within the container and a foil closure is sealed to the rim. The container is formed of a laminate comprising a barrier layer of highly 5 orientable EVOH having an ethylene content of less than 31 mol %, preferably around 27 mol %, and an oxygen transmission of less than 0.0068 ml/ml/year, between an inner carrier layer and an outer carrier layer. The package is especially adapted for long term storage of oxygen sensitive products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: N.V. Nutricia
    Inventors: Else Habraken, Benoît Marie François Piette, Antonius Maurits Willemen
  • Patent number: 8875479
    Abstract: A method of filling CARC (chemical agent resistant coating) applicators ensures integrity of the CARC paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Milspray LLC
    Inventor: Matthew L. Johnston
  • Publication number: 20140311098
    Abstract: The present invention relates to packaging material and its use in the shelf-life extension and quality improvement of products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Corstiaan Johannes Hooft, Baukje Folkertsma, Alexander Antonius Marie Stroeks
  • Patent number: 8863947
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: N2 Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: David P. Sibley
  • Patent number: 8863479
    Abstract: A container containing a fluorinated organic carbonate and a gas atmosphere which contains a cover gas selected from the group consisting of a noble gas, e.g., argon, xenon, a gaseous fluorinated aliphatic carbon which is heavier than air and does not interfere with the fluorinated organic compound, SF6, and any mixture thereof. Fluorinated organic carbonates are highly suitable as solvents or additives for solvent in Li ion batteries and consequently, must be kept in a very pure state even during expanded times of storage. The argon or xenon gas atmosphere prevents the intrusion of air or moisture even if the container is opened and the liquid handled in an environment of common air. A method of storing one or more fluorinated organic carbonates in a safe manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Solvay Fluor GmbH
    Inventor: Jens Olschimke
  • Publication number: 20140260098
    Abstract: A method is provided for preparing spray dried powder containing vancomycin hydrochloride. The method comprises providing a vancomycin hydrochloride solution with a chromatographic purity of at least 95%, adding an excipient to the vancomycin hydrochloride solution to form a mixture solution of the vancomycin hydrochloride solution and the excipient, concentrating the mixed solution of the vancomycin hydrochloride solution and the excipient to form a 20% to 30% vancomycin concentrate, filtering the vancomycin concentrate to form a final filtrate, and spray drying the final filtrate to form a spray dried vancomycin hydrochloride powder with EP impurity B level of not more than 1.5%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: CHOON TEO, Xianqian Sun
  • Publication number: 20140260099
    Abstract: A device for treating at least one container, preferably for filling at least one container with a fill product and/or for reshaping a container, comprising an isolator chamber containing a defined atmosphere, in which the treatment of the container is carried out, and at least one container channel for conveying the container into the isolator chamber or for conveying the container out of the isolator chamber, and a suction device for sucking air out of the container channel and out of the isolator chamber, and a supply air preparation unit for preparing the air to be fed to the isolator chamber, wherein the suction device is connected with the supply air preparation unit in such a manner that at least a portion of the air sucked out of the container channel and/or the isolator chamber is fed to the supply air preparation unit for renewed preparation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Franz Braum, Jurgen Sollner
  • Publication number: 20140234950
    Abstract: A container for culturing a test sample includes a molded monolithic single layer polymeric container body having an upwardly extending, visually transmissive wall with an inner surface and a wall thickness that is between about 0.2 mm and 10 mm. The container also has a thin gas barrier coating comprising silica on the inner surface of the sealed container body and an internal top coating on the gas barrier coating. The gas barrier and top coating are visually transmissive (after curing). The container includes a cap sealably attached to the container body. The sealed container has an oxygen transmission rate (OTR) after autoclaving and aging that is between about 0.0001 to about 0.04 (cc/package/day/atm).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Weihua Sonya Wolters, Stanley Michael Philipak
  • Publication number: 20140216955
    Abstract: A vapor hydrated packaged catheter assembly and method of manufacturing and distributing same includes a gas impermeable package housing a catheter within a catheter-receiving cavity. The catheter assembly has a hydrophilic coating applied to at least a portion of the outer surface of a catheter tube or shaft which may be surrounded by a sleeve to provide a no-touch, sure grip feature. The catheter assembly is disposed within the catheter receiving cavity of the package together with a limited amount of a vapor donating liquid provided as a source of vapor to activate the hydrophilic coating. The amount of vapor donating liquid is less than the amount that would otherwise be sufficient to cause a spill hazard. It may be loose liquid as a desired percentage of the volume of a tube-receiving portion of the catheter receiving cavity of the package, or it may be contained in a liquid sequestering element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Murray, Thomas H. Gilman, Sean Sweeney, Martin P. Creaven
  • Publication number: 20140219893
    Abstract: High purity cyclohexasilane and a method for increasing the purification efficiency thereto are provided. The method for producing cyclohexasilane of the present invention is characterized in that, in distilling crude cyclohexasilane to obtain purified cyclohexasilane, the absolute pressure during distillation is set to 2 kPa or less, and the heating temperature of crude cyclohexasilane is set to 25 to 100° C. The cyclohexasilane of the present invention contains pure cyclohexasilane at a rate of 98% by mass or more and 100% by mass or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin-ya IMOTO, Takashi ABE, Morihiro KITAMURA, Hikaru TAKAHASHI, Takehiko MORITA, Tatsuhiko AKIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20140208691
    Abstract: An packaging apparatus is disclosed that comprises, a tray having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a sidewall, one or more compartments integrally formed with and extending from the tray, and one or more pods for housing a product, the pods further comprising, a pouch with a cover secured to the pouch to provide closure of the pod, the cover including a bottom cover surface and a top cover surface, and a tab layer secured at least partially to the top cover surface, wherein the pods are received and at least partially enclosed by the compartments, and the pods are secured to the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Mark L. Ballering
  • Patent number: 8783002
    Abstract: A method for introducing at least one substance into a sealed enclosure holding at least one product. At least one conduit may be provided through which one of gas or fluid may flow into or out of the sealed enclosure. Air may be evacuated from the sealed enclosure through the at least one conduit to create a predetermined pressure within the sealed enclosure and a predetermined quantity of the at least one substance may be injected into the sealed enclosure through the at least one conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: The Bowden Group
    Inventors: Lisa A. Bowden, R. Craig Bowden, James Nagamine
  • Patent number: 8776483
    Abstract: System, method and material for making pneumatically filled packing cushions in which a plastic film material having two superposed layers joined together along first and second longitudinal edges is prefabricated at a first location by forming longitudinally spaced, transversely extending rows of perforations across it and sealing it together along seal lines which extend from the first edge of the material in a direction generally parallel to the rows of perforations other and terminate a short distance from the second edge to form chambers with open mouths facing the second edge between the rows of perforations. The material is then fan-folded or formed into rolls for storage and shipment. At a second location, gas is introduced into the chambers by passing the material along a tube positioned between the ends of the seals and the second edge of the material and injecting the gas into the open mouths of the chambers through openings in a side wall of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Free-Flow Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Gunter G. Fuss, Vladimir Yampolsky
  • Publication number: 20140183094
    Abstract: A medical container includes: a container body, a mouth section through which liquid can enter and exit, a proximal-end opening, and a proximal-end edge portion surrounding the proximal-end opening; a plug body that seals the mouth section; a bag body having a bag-like shape and including an edge portion that is tightly fixed to the proximal-end edge portion and seals the proximal-end opening, and a reversing part which is surrounded by the edge portion, has flexibility, and is reversed inside/outside; and a space surrounded by the container body, the plug body and the bag body. The reversing part is reversed inside/outside when the liquid enters and exits the space through the mouth section, whereby the reversing part can take a first state in which the reversing part expands toward a distal end side, and a second state in which the reversing part expands toward the proximal end side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaomi IMAI, Takaaki Hiranuma
  • Publication number: 20140165503
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for packing polysilicon in the form of chunks by introducing the chunks into a first plastic bag, the first plastic bag being introduced into a second plastic bag after the introduction of the chunks, or the first plastic bag already having been inserted into the second plastic bag prior to the introduction of the chunks into the first plastic bag, as a result of which the chunks are present in a double bag which is sealed, wherein the air present in the two plastic bags in the double bag after the introduction of the chunks is removed before the sealing of the double bag such that the total volume of the double bag relative to the volume of the chunks is 2.4 to 3.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Matthias VIETZ, Bruno LICHTENEGGER, Reiner PECH
  • Publication number: 20140158562
    Abstract: A dianhydrohexitol packaged in a packaging material that is impervious to gas, wherein the partial pressure of oxygen inside the packaging is 0.1 to 10 mbar, preferably 0.5 to 5 mbar, and more preferably 0.5 to 2 mbar. The method for packaging dianhydrohexitol, includes inserting the dianhydrohexitol into a packaging material that is impervious to gas, and then hermetically sealing the packaging, the method being carried out in an atmosphere that has a partial pressure of oxygen of 0.1 to 10 mbar, preferably 0.5 to 5 mbar, and more preferably 0.5 to 2 mbar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: ROQUETTE FRERES
    Inventors: Mathias Ibert, Herve Wyart
  • Patent number: 8726615
    Abstract: A packaging method for packaging fluid (P) in a fluid dispenser comprising a fluid reservoir (1) defining an opening (13), and a fluid dispenser member (2), such as a pump or a valve, for mounting in leaktight manner on the opening (13) of the reservoir, an inert gas, such as nitrogen or argon, being present in the reservoir above the fluid (P) while the dispenser member (2) is being mounted in leaktight manner on the opening (13) of the reservoir, such that the fluid (P) is in contact with the inert gas in the reservoir (1); the method being characterized in that the step of mounting the dispenser member (2) in leaktight manner on the opening (13) of the reservoir (1) is performed under a vacuum, the inert gas is evacuated, at least in part, from the reservoir during this evacuation step, such that the reservoir is subjected to an inert-gas vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventor: Stéphane Desrues
  • Patent number: RE46544
    Abstract: An appliance for sealing elastic hoses with a sleeve, which is plastically deformable and slipped onto the hose, has two jaws which are movable towards and away from each other. One jaw has two straight bars which project towards the other jaw and extend transversely of the sleeve to make two transverse indentations in the sleeve and the hose when the jaws are moving towards each other. The same jaw has a cutting edge which projects towards the other jaw and is directed transversely of the sleeve, the cutting edge making a substantially transverse cutting indication in the sleeve and the hose when the jaws are moving towards each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Merck Chemicals and Life Science AB
    Inventor: Nils Årthun