With Slotted Or Scored Wrapper Blank Patents (Class 53/462)
  • Patent number: 10765562
    Abstract: An apparatus transferring and rotating an object from a retaining station to a releasing station along an annular transfer path, the object has a first orientation in the retaining station which is different from a second orientation in the releasing station; the apparatus includes: a stator having a revolution body provided with a lateral surface on which a first cam profile is formed; a rotor that is rotatable about a first rotation axis with respect to the stator; at least one retaining head of the object connected to the rotor, which has a retaining element coupled to the first cam profile which can be rotated about a second axis of rotation with respect to the rotor; and wherein the stator has a second cam profile and the transferring and rotating apparatus has at least a first annular guide disposed along the transfer path and the head has at least one first slide supporting the retaining element and is slidably coupled to the first annular guide, the first slide being connected to the rotor by way of a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: GDM S.p.A.
    Inventors: Matteo Piantoni, Valerio Soli, Marco Rosani, Federico Tordini, Francesco Passarotto, Andrea Duchini
  • Publication number: 20150059293
    Abstract: A food packaging system including a film dispensing device and a perforation device configured to create perforations in a film dispensed by the film dispensing device. The system also includes a wrapping device configured to wrap a food product in the film, and a controller configured to control the perforation device to produce a predetermined perforation pattern in the film. The film extends continuously while moving from the dispensing device to the wrapping device. The perforation device is positioned so that the film is perforated after leaving the dispenser and prior to the food product being wrapped in film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: ODDS, LLC
    Inventors: Brian EWERT, John Roberts
  • Publication number: 20140345235
    Abstract: A base sheet and a cover sheet are supplied, the height of at least one product which is placed on the base sheet is measured, and second fold lines are formed on the base sheet and the cover sheet such that the second fold lines are spaced from respective first fold lines formed on the respective side portions of the base sheet and the cover sheet and such that the space between each of the first fold lines and the corresponding one of the second fold lines is adjusted based on the value of the measured height of the product. The base sheet is folded, the base sheet and the cover sheet are arranged so that the base sheet crosses the cover sheet, the cover sheet is placed on the base sheet, and the cover sheet is folded to bond the cover sheet to the bottom sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: RENGO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naho Yamazaki, Takafumi Makiuchi, Takahiro Yagoshi, Masayuki Handa
  • Patent number: 8871286
    Abstract: A synthetic bacon board does not wick and may be printed on both the inside of the package, with direct food contact, and on the outside of the package. The synthetic bacon board is lighter than conventional bacon boards, reducing freight costs, and is recyclable (#5 recyclable polypropylene, for example). Since it does not wick, the synthetic bacon board may be more appealing to the consumer. Moreover, consumer messages, such as coupons with optional varying background colors, may be printed on the inside of the packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Marshall Fritz
  • Publication number: 20140238879
    Abstract: A packaging for a window comprising a folded sheet member and at least one fastener or bonder for interconnecting different sections of the sheet member for the formation of a box, where two lid sections are each connected to a side section of the sheet member. The sum of the widths of the lid sections is substantially equal to the width of a receiving section intended for carrying the window and the lid sections have different widths. The width of each lid section corresponds to at least ¼ of the width of the receiving section. Preferably, the packaging comprises an indication that it should be opened at the joint between the two lid sections and one of the lid sections preferably has a standard width regardless of the size of the packaging, preferably approximately 40 cm. A packed window and a method for packing a window is also part of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: VKR HOLDING A/S
    Inventor: Christian Taulov Jørgensen
  • Publication number: 20140109525
    Abstract: A stretch wrap applicator includes one or more cutting members arranged, for instance, in parallel and designed to engage the stretch wrap to cut it into strips as it is dispensed from the roll. The strips are then gathered and stretched into strings that are wrapped around the object. The strings formed from the stretch wrap can stretch to an extended length while maintaining excellent tensile strength to secure heavy loads. In a further approach, an applicator can selectively gathers or not gather the stretch film in such a way as to create a solid string or a film during continuous application to an object so that the user can rotate from film to string and then back to film. Such approaches save on the volume of stretch wrap used to secure a load without significantly compromising strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy H. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20140109524
    Abstract: A stretch wrap applicator includes a member designed to engage the stretch wrap or stretch film as it is dispensed and to deform the stretch wrap by creating additional pockets of stretch on the stretch wrap transverse to its plane. The additional deformations caused by the member engaging the stretch wrap whether done in-line using the applicator or offline using equipment effects an additional stretch of the stretch film during application beyond the typical stretch caused by tension on stretch wrap when being applied to an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: ENCORE PACKAGING LLC
    Inventor: Timothy H. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20130224346
    Abstract: A package (10) is formed from a flexible laminated wrapper (14) having an outer laminate structure (26) and an inner laminate structure (24) and includes a tear strip (30) formed in the wrapper. The tear strip has an outer tear strip portion (40) defined between a pair of outer spaced lines of weakness (42, 44) in the outer laminate structure. At least one inner line of weakness (48, 50) is formed in the inner laminate structure offset from the outer lines of weakness. At least a part (54) of the tear strip defined in one of the outer and inner laminate structures is bonded to an overlapping region of the other of the outer and inner laminate structures in a peelable manner. An inner tear strip portion (46) may be defined in the inner laminate structure (24) between a pair of spaced inner lines of weakness (48, 50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Cadbury Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Cadbury Holdings Limited
  • Publication number: 20130008825
    Abstract: A blister package is defined for retaining product. The package is formed from a receptacle substrate having a planer sealing flange and at least one receptacle hollow for retaining product therein. A top layer is provided, covering the receptacle hollow with a portion overlapping and sealed to the sealing flange. A score pattern is formed in the top layer for promoting propagation of a tear upon forcing product from receptacle hollow against the top layer. The score pattern is defined by a plurality of rows of parallel straight lines aligned with the receptacle hollow. In addition, a plurality of spaced curved or bowed score lines are provided. The curved or bowed score lines transversely intersect the rows of straight lines above the receptacle hollow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald McArthur, Benjamin Davis
  • Patent number: 8333054
    Abstract: A method for producing a plurality of packages of liquid containers including the steps of dividing the liquid containers into groups representing the packages, applying handles to a film, wherein the film is located in a feeding area for the film, supplying one film to each of the groups of liquid containers via the feeding area, and wrapping each group of liquid containers with the film and the applied handle, thereby completing the packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Michael Hartl
  • Publication number: 20120297736
    Abstract: Cartons with semi-rigid or rigid box-like container sections, along with attached plastic or polymeric reclosable flexible material structures, are disclosed. The resulting containers with reclosable flexible material are intended to be formed so as to be easily filled and closed. Furthermore, methods and apparatus for the manufacture of these cartons are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Steven Ausnit
  • Publication number: 20120261294
    Abstract: A synthetic bacon board does not wick and may be printed on both the inside of the package, with direct food contact, and on the outside of the package. The synthetic bacon board is lighter than conventional bacon boards, reducing freight costs, and is recyclable (#5 recyclable polypropylene, for example). Since it does not wick, the synthetic bacon board may be more appealing to the consumer. Moreover, consumer messages, such as coupons with optional varying background colors, may be printed on the inside of the packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Marshall Fritz
  • Publication number: 20120058231
    Abstract: A tubular bag packaging for bar-shaped food products is made of a film with first and second longitudinal edges. The film has a first seal section at the first longitudinal edge. A flap section at the second longitudinal edge has a second seal section along the second longitudinal edge. The film is closed at the seal sections by forming a continuous back seam in longitudinal direction as a fold-over seam. The film is sealed at transverse edges by transverse seams. The back seam has end face edges adjoining the transverse seams. The flap section has a linear separation cut as a tearing aid disposed on at least one of the end face edges and extending away from the end face edge in longitudinal direction. The film in the area of the second seal section with linear separating cut has a pressure deformation line that extends in longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: Ritter Schoenbuch Vermoegensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Dieter Hätinger, Johannes Graf
  • Patent number: 8091321
    Abstract: A surgical suture package for storing at least one surgical suture includes an outer jacket having a plurality of panels foldably connected to each other and adapted to fold upon each other to form an inner pocket and an inner retainer for positioning within the pocket of the outer jacket. The inner retainer includes a row of support panels having a main support panel for supporting the at least one suture, and a pair of side support panels foldably connected to the main support panel along respective opposed major sides of the main support panel. The side support panels are adapted to be folded onto the main support panel to at least partially enclose the at least one suture. A cover panel is foldably connected to the main support panel along a minor side of the main support panel, and is adapted to be folded onto the support panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Stan Malinowski, Mario Santangelo
  • Patent number: 8011501
    Abstract: A package (1) of tobacco articles, having a group (2) of tobacco articles; a collar (16) surrounding the group (2) of tobacco articles and having a number of lateral walls (17, 18, 19, 20); and an outer package (3) surrounding the group (2) of tobacco articles and the collar (16), and having a top wall (12), a bottom wall (13) parallel to the top wall (12), and a number of lateral walls (8, 9, 10, 11) which are perpendicular to the top and bottom walls (12, 13), and are parallel to and rest on respective lateral walls (17, 18, 19, 20) of the collar (16). A lateral joining wall (8; 10) of the outer package (3) is defined by two panels (8?, 8?; 10?, 10?), which are separate, coplanar, and side by side with no overlap, and are both glued to an underlying lateral joining wall (17; 19) of the collar (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: G.D Societa'per Azioni
    Inventors: Andrea Biondi, Paolo Cremonini, Ivanoe Bertuzzi, Roberto Polloni
  • Publication number: 20110203229
    Abstract: One or more lasers (80, 100) form one or more crease lines (140, 150, 151) in a flexible wrapping material (60). The flexible wrapping material is then folded about the one or more crease lines when encapsulating an item to be wrapped within the flexible wrapping material. The flexible wrapping material may have poor dead-fold characteristics and can comprise a flow-wrapping material. A single laser or multiple lasers can serve to form the one or more crease lines. The crease lines can be formed on a same side of the flexible wrapping material or on both sides thereof. By one approach, folding the flexible wrapping material about the one or more crease lines forms, at least in part, a form-factor conformal pocket to accommodate the aforementioned item. By another approach, folding the flexible wrapping material about the one or more crease lines forms, at least in part, a gusset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Ronald H. Exner, Paul Veternik, Monique Evans, Stefan Scheuch
  • Publication number: 20110192738
    Abstract: A film wrapper comprising a tear tape, wherein an end of the tear tape terminates at a side edge of the film wrapper, and wherein a pull portion of the film wrapper is provided in the form of a protrusion at the end of the tear tape and the protrusion comprises an outer edge. An incision in the film wrapper is provided at one side of the pull portion as a continuation of the outer edge of the pull portion. A container is disclosed which comprises the aforementioned film wrapper, wherein the film wrapper is wrapped around the container. Further, a method for producing a film wrapper and a knife arrangement are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Ramiro Uribe, Gustavo Blanco
  • Publication number: 20110179753
    Abstract: A process for making an individually packaged absorbent article. The process includes providing an absorbent article and a wrapper material, providing an opening area in the wrapper material, and applying an overlabel over the opening area. A tube having a longitudinal axis and two ends is formed, the tube having at least one permanent side seal, the permanent side seal being provided parallel to the longitudinal axis. The absorbent article is then loaded into the tube and the two ends are permanently sealed, such that an individually packaged absorbent article is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Douglas Toms, Limin Song, Jeremy Robert Basham
  • Patent number: 7975584
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for single transfer insert placement. The apparatus receives continuous web material and cuts a discrete section or pad from the web. The pad is then supported on a single transfer surface. The single transfer surface then may spin the supported pad to a desired angle and provide the pad to a receiving surface at a desired interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. McCabe
  • Publication number: 20100327046
    Abstract: Packaging of a stack of confectionery pellets having a longitudinal axis extending through all the pellets in the stack comprises a sheet wrapper that encases the stack. The wrapper is formed into a side wall portion which encircles the stack about the longitudinal axis and two end cap regions, each end cap region enclosing a respective axial end of the stack. A tear guide to assist a user in opening the packaging extends about the axis and is positioned at least partially within one of the end cap regions. The tear guide may be defined by lines of weakness in the wrapper which may be formed by laser etching. A method of packing a stack of confectionery items is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: CADBURY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Asit Mohda, Robert C. Lindsay, Sophie Caron
  • Publication number: 20100314365
    Abstract: A laser is used to both score and emblazon a sheet to thereby provide a scored, emblazoned sheet. That scored, emblazoned sheet is then used to wrap an item (such as, but not limited to, a foodstuff item). By one approach this can comprise providing a plurality of lasers and exposing a substantially taut sheet to this plurality of lasers. So configured, these lasers are used substantially contemporaneously with one another such that each laser both scores and emblazons a corresponding portion of the substantially taut sheet to provide the aforementioned scored, emblazoned sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Frey, JR., Douglas M. Lehmann, Paul E. Doll
  • Patent number: 7789291
    Abstract: A packaging article including a flap for opening and reclosing the packaging article. The packaging article comprises a flexible packaging material and a label. The flexible packaging material includes the flap and a plurality of slits defining at least a portion of a boundary of the flap. The plurality of slits are substantially parallel to and spaced from one another and have a length dimension. When applying to the flap a tearing force directed substantially perpendicularly to the length dimensions of the plurality of slits, the flap can be opened by the tearing force tearing the flexible packaging material between the plurality of slits. A first portion of the label is affixed to a portion of the flap. A second portion of the label is adapted to be repeatedly removably adhered to a portion of the flexible packaging material adjacent the flap such that the flap can be opened and reclosed. The packaging article may be a ream wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Printpack Illinois, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Andersson, Tony Alvarez, Ed Cigallio, Nathan Franklin
  • Patent number: 7780010
    Abstract: An electronic device packaging apparatus for packaging an electronic device includes a box and a cushioning member. The cushioning member is integrally formed as a one-piece, unitary member and disposed within the box. The cushioning member includes a central shelf component and a pair of leg components. Each of the leg components has an outer leg component and an inner leg component. The inner leg component with a through hole extends between the outer leg component and the central shelf component. Inner side faces of the outer leg components contact with upper edge portions of the electronic device, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshikage Kinuhata
  • Patent number: 7762046
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for making a hard pack cigarette package composed of a transparent material that includes an inner frame that is also composed of a transparent material. The package is assembled using a hot-melt adhesive material to bind the package together as well as to bind the inner frame insert and a foil wrapped assemblage of smoking articles to the package. The hot-melt adhesive material is applied by an electronically controlled hot-melt adhesive applicator working in conjunction with a uniform contrast roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Jerry Wayne Pipes, Wesley Steven Jones, Randy Lee McKnight
  • Patent number: 7726486
    Abstract: A package 12 comprises a top panel 14 and a bottom panel 18, which are partially or totally laminated with tear resistance material for enhancing the structural integrity of the package 12. Severance lines form at least one front panel 30 and at least one back panel 44. The front panel 30 includes a tear notch 42a and at least one aperture 32. The back panel 44 includes a severance line 54. In one embodiment the panels 14, 18, 30, 44 are folded and attached, to form at least one trap door 58, and encapsulating at least one blister 34 holding an item. The trap door 58 is releasably attached within the top panel 14 and bottom panel 18. To gain access to a blister 34, a trap door 58 is at least partially detached along the severance lines 36, 48, and pushed out to access the tear notch 46. A portion of the trap door 58 is torn, at tear notch 46 and along the severance line 54, to access the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Marty Jones
  • Publication number: 20090266732
    Abstract: A method for producing a plurality of packages of liquid containers including the steps of dividing the liquid containers into groups representing the packages, applying handles to a film, wherein the film is located in a feeding area for the film, supplying one film to each of the groups of liquid containers via the feeding area, and wrapping each group of liquid containers with the film and the applied handle, thereby completing the packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Michael HARTL
  • Patent number: 7607539
    Abstract: The invention provides a substantially child resistant package. A gate panel (110) and a tab panel (140) are secured to an aperture panel (120). At least one aperture (123) is formed on the aperture panel. At least one gate (114) is formed on the gate panel and is aligned with the aperture when the gate panel is in contact with the aperture panel. At least one partially detachable tab (146) is formed on the tab panel and is aligned with the gate when the tab panel is in contact with the gate panel. In an exemplary package, a blister package (11) is aligned with and secured to the aperture panel. The gate panel is secured to the aperture panel and blister package. The tab panel is secured to the gate panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy Freeze
  • Publication number: 20090188825
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a package containing one or more individually wrapped feminine hygiene articles. The package and the wrapper of a feminine hygiene article each have a line of weakness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventor: Kimberly Nichole McConnell
  • Publication number: 20090078605
    Abstract: A packaging structure includes a head, a neck and a body. The body includes two confronting body portions of cohesive packaging material and a removable separator or insert therebetween. Upon removing the separator and pressing the two confronting body portions together, the confronting body portions are bonded together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: John L. Wirth, JR.
  • Publication number: 20080148692
    Abstract: Packaging for one or more shower doors is provided where the doors are displayed to the consumer at the time of sale while associated hardware/header rails are secured from view, vandalism, and theft. The packaging provides a buffering frame around the doors. There are lateral wrap structures that retain the hardware and header rails, and end caps that provide locking cradles for the ends of the doors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Mark A. Wisecarver, John R. Marquardt, Philip A. Blankenship, Mike Gammons, Buddy J. Thompson, Chris C. Beardsley, Tobin J. Vetting, Jason M. Roman, Kenneth S. Bashore
  • Publication number: 20080135428
    Abstract: A film wrapper (99) comprises a tear tape (30) and at least one weakening line (10, 12) next to the tear tape (30), the longitudinal axis of the at least one weakening line (10, 12) being substantially perpendicular to the tear tape (30) (perpendicular weakening lines (10, 12)). An article is wrapped into the film wrapper. A multi-bladed knife (100) used for producing the film wrapper comprises a U-shaped or V-shaped first blade (110) and a second linear blade (112) parallel to the longitudinal axis of said first blade (110) and a third linear blade (111) perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the first blade (110).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2005
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventor: Bernard Tallier
  • Publication number: 20080134645
    Abstract: A composite netting is used for wrapping bales with a baling machine. The composite netting includes a continuous netting component, and a discontinuous, breathable material component. The breathable material component is partially attached to the netting material. In some embodiments, the breathable material is attached only along the leading edge of each breathable material panel. As a result of the attaching technique the stretching properties of the netting are not transferred to the breathable material. Thus, each component of the netting retains its individual properties. Each bale is initially wrapped with about one wrapping of netting material, followed by about one wrapping of breathable material and a partially attached net that is continuous from the first section. After this, one or more additional netting layers may be applied if desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Nissim Mass, Tsafrir Lior, Hagai Paz, Yuval Lieber, Zvi Paz
  • Publication number: 20080076987
    Abstract: A sensor is provided that includes a flexible wrap enclosure which is folded about the sensor. The flexible wrap includes primary flaps and at least one reinforcement flap. The reinforcement flap may be used to enclose areas of the sensor not enclosed by the primary wrap and/or may be used to provide reinforcement of the enclosure to prevent tearing of the flexible wrap enclosure. The sensor may be placed on a patient's finger, toe, ear, and so forth to obtain pulse oximetry or other physiological measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: Adolfo Arizaga Ballesteros
  • Patent number: 7347033
    Abstract: A method of packing pairs of wrapped groups of cigarettes in wallet packets with a hinged lid, whereby a blank—having a first portion defining a body, and a second portion defining a hinged lid of a relative wallet packet—is fed into a respective pocket—having a respective pair of adjacent seats—of a packing wheel to define, with the relative first portion, two adjacent receptacles separated from each other by a central rib; the two receptacles are fed through a loading station to successively receive respective wrapped groups of cigarettes having respective collars, and one receptacle is then turned over onto the other to define the body of the relative wallet packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: G.D Societa' per Azioni
    Inventors: Giordano Gamberini, Marco Ghini, Marco Brizzi
  • Patent number: 7337980
    Abstract: A method of transferring information from a plant for the production of packaging material to a filling machine involves producing a web of the packaging material, measuring, on the production of the web, a predetermined magnitude in a first portion of the web, with the portion being intended to form a first package in a filling machine, providing, on the production of the web, a second portion which is intended to form a second package in a filling machine, with information as to the measured magnitude, reading-off the information in a filling machine and controlling a second predetermined magnitude in the filling machine on the basis of the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventor: Bertil Schaedel
  • Patent number: 7322171
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for packaging articles such as pouches which do not have rigid structures. The method includes the steps of placing first and second sets of the articles onto spaced apart loading panels of a carton blank so that the article sets are spaced apart with an unloaded further panel of the blank disposed between the article sets, raising the spaced loading panels together with the respective sets of articles to transfer the sets of articles to the unloaded further panel so that the unloaded further panel becomes the loaded base of the carton and the loading panels become opposed side panels of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems, LCC
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Bonnain, John W. Cargile, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7207155
    Abstract: A method of packing packets (2) of cigarettes, in particular an orderly group (1) of packets (2) of cigarettes, wherein the orderly group (1) is packed solely in a sheet (11) of transparent heat-seal plastic packing material, which is folded about the orderly group (1) to form a tubular wrapping having two tubular portions (21) projecting with respect to the orderly group (1), each tubular portion (21) being defined by four flaps (18b, 18c, 18d, 18f) facing in pairs; the flaps (18b, 18c, 18d, 18f) are folded squarely onto the orderly group (1) in a given sequence, so as to at least partly superimpose the flaps (18b, 18c, 18d, 18f); and the superimposed flaps (18b, 18c, 18d, 18f) are then sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: G. D Societa' per Azioni
    Inventors: Fiorenzo Draghetti, Silvano Boriani, Ivanoe Bertuzzi
  • Patent number: 7174697
    Abstract: A system and process for packaging groups of products, such as spirally wound paper products are disclosed. During the packaging of groups, a continuous supply of a wrapping material is unwound and cut periodically in the edge regions. Optionally, a perforation line may also be formed into the wrapping material in between the two cut edges. The cut edges form flaps that are then wrapped around the product groups and sealed. The wrapping material is then broken along the perforation lines in order to form individual packages. Finally, the ends of the packages are folded and sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank S. Hada, Brian J. Gingras
  • Patent number: 7128208
    Abstract: A package for a sterile reamer. The package has an outer foldable package and an inner foam retainer. A sterile surgical instrument in a sealed pouch is contained in the retainer. The package provides economical, protective and space efficient containment for heavy surgical instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Les Hull
  • Patent number: 7111441
    Abstract: A method and device for producing a rigid container, having two end walls and a lateral wall, from a flat blank having two flat first portions, each of which has a relative panel defining a relative end wall of the container, and a drawn rim integral with the panel, extending along at least one portion of an outer edge of the panel, and square with respect to the panel; and three flat second portions alternating with the two panels; each panel being folded squarely with respect to the flat second portions adjacent to it; the second portions being wrapped about and onto the rims to form the lateral wall; and each panel being stiffened by means of an external stiffening member, at least when forming the lateral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: G.D Societa'per Azioni
    Inventor: Mario Spatafora
  • Patent number: 7000365
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system are provided for packaging a group of articles into a container formed from a carton blank. The method includes associating a carton blank with a group of articles. The carton blank has at least one open portion and a plurality of bendable flaps. A vertically oriented channel is provided having at least one deflector assembly. The associated carton blank and group are moved vertically in the channel. The movement results in the bending of at least one of the flaps by the deflector assembly such that the carton blank is at least partially assembled around the group. A plow assembly is also provided for the apparatus for packaging a group of articles in a container formed from a carton blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Midwest Service Warehouse, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher L. Nutley, Jason Hornberger
  • Patent number: 6941728
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making a hinged lid side by side vertically hinged cigarette pack having a first bundle and a second bundle of cigarettes is described. The machinery includes a first machine to form a first foil wrapped bundle surrounded by a first inner frame, a second machine for forming a second foil wrapped bundle surrounded by a second inner frame and a third machine for combining the first and second foil wrapped bundle into a single hinged lid side by side vertically hinged pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Jonathan Bray, Steven Holford, Alan Douglas Tearle
  • Patent number: 6904734
    Abstract: An overpack carton for packing a primary shipping case includes a packing strap having interconnected side panels and a latching panel, one or more cushion strips secured to the side panels, and latching elements for latching the packing strap around at least a portion of the primary shipping case. A method for packing a primary shipping case includes steps of providing a cushioned packing strap having latching elements, wrapping the packing strap around at least a portion of the primary shipping case and interengaging the latching elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Osram Sylvania Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory J. Hardy
  • Patent number: 6898923
    Abstract: Creased paper board packages are unstacked, separated and conveyed. Discs are loaded into dimensionally controlled trays using relatively fine alignment, placement and assembly tolerances. Subsequently, the disc-loaded trays are assembled onto less dimensionally controlled tray-holding panels on creases paper boards using relatively less stringent tolerances. Booklets are inserted in pockets in panels adjacent the disc-holding panels, and the paper board packages are closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Sagoma Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: John A. Gelardi
  • Patent number: 6832464
    Abstract: A plurality of discrete packages (100) are manufactured from an indefinite length of gusseted packaging material (1). Each package (100) has an insert (9) inserted through an incision (8) in the packaging (1) which in use maintains a desired footprint of the package. Gaps (17) in welds (15) joining the bottom of the insert (9) to the packaging material (1) allow air to vent from between the insert (9) and the packaging material (1). Flaps (23) toward the rear of each package (100) join a leading package (100) to a following package (100a) by means of longitudinal welds (21) which allow gaps (22) for air to vent during the roll-up process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: AMCOR Packaging Limited
    Inventors: Wayne Alexander Wilson, Robert Andrew Butcher
  • Patent number: 6694708
    Abstract: A method and machine for producing a rigid packet of cigarettes from a flat, substantially rectangular blank; the blank has two main longitudinal crease lines, and a number of transverse crease lines defining, between the two main longitudinal crease lines, central panels having respective lateral wings; the flat blank is fed to a prefolding station where the lateral wings of at least one of the central panels are folded about the respective main longitudinal crease lines; and the blank is subsequently restored to the flat configuration before being fed to a follow-up folding station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: G.D Societa' Per Azioni
    Inventors: Marco Brizzi, Michele Squarzoni, Fiorenzo Draghetti
  • Patent number: 6672035
    Abstract: A product (18) is packed in a shock-resistant way in a box-shaped cardboard packing (20) by local application of an adhesive layer (16) on a base surface (17) of a plane cardboard blank, with which layer the product (18) is brought into contact and subsequently the cardboard packing (20) is completed by folding up the other elements of the plane blank (1) and closure of the packing. The plane cardboard blank may be made as a separate packing unit with adhesive layers in the form of adhesive tapes with an outward adhesive surface covered by a protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: VKR Holding A/S
    Inventors: Lars Simonsen, Jens Aalborg Nielsen, Hans Gram Andersen
  • Patent number: 6659280
    Abstract: A multi-layered child resistant blister package having blister packaging that retains an article. A single blank sheet has first and second opposing side edges and first, second, and third score lines that are parallel to the first and second opposing side edges. The opposing side edges and score lines delimit a back panel, first and second intermediate panels, and a top panel having at least one blister receiving pocket. The first intermediate panel is folded onto the back panel about the first score line. The second intermediate panel is folded onto the first intermediate panel about the second score line. The top panel is folded onto the second intermediate panel about the third score line. A cavity through which the article passes is defined at least by the first and second intermediate panels. The back panel includes a tear away panel positioned remote from an outer periphery of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Howell Packaging, division of FM Howell & Co.
    Inventors: Michael Paliotta, George Howell
  • Publication number: 20030192287
    Abstract: A method for hermetically sealing a bulk article wherein a strip of wrapping material is initially positioned onto an article such that extending ends of the wrapping material strip extend from away from an edge of the article, each end having a different length. The article is rotated to cause the ends of the strip to cover an uncovered side of the article with a fin-like section extending therefrom away from the article which can be sealed without contacting the article. The fin-like section is cooled and folded onto the top of the article so as to form an axial seam. Lateral ends of the wrapping material strip are then sealed to complete the hermetic sealing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Applicant: Detail Machine Company
    Inventor: Terrance VanAlstine
  • Publication number: 20030188511
    Abstract: An automatic packaging system has a first feed mechanism for feeding a light-shielded photosensitive roll in the direction indicated by the arrow A, an inspection mechanism for reading bar-code information from the light-shielded photosensitive roll, measuring and comparing dimensions of the light-shielded photosensitive roll with the bar-code information to inspect whether the light-shielded photosensitive roll is correct or wrong, a second feed mechanism for feeding the light-shielded photosensitive roll in the direction indicated by the arrow B if the light-shielded photosensitive roll judged as being correct, and a third feed mechanism for feeding the light-shielded photosensitive roll in the direction indicated by the arrow C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Applicant: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Iwamura, Koichi Nakatogawa