Filling Preformed Receptacle And Closing Patents (Class 53/467)
  • Patent number: 11643315
    Abstract: A machine (100) for filling containers (90) of a first type and for filling containers (95) of a second type comprises a carousel filler (1), a first device (11) for loading the containers onto the carousel filler (1), a second device (12) for removing the containers (90) of the first type from the carousel filler (1), and a third device (3) for removing the containers (95) of the second type from the carousel filler (1). The carousel filler (1) is equipped with a plurality of filling units (2), each comprising a plate (21) for resting one of the containers and a filling head (22) for filling that container. The first device (11), the second device (12) and the third device (3) are positioned in respective angular positions on a circumferential path of the carousel filler (1), the third device (3) being between the first device (11) and the second device (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventors: Gianluca Franceschini, Martino Alberti
  • Patent number: 11332278
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining shrinkage of a commodity sold by a store are provided which may include: identifying data indicative of a volume of the commodity, associating a label with a container that holds the commodity, collecting the label information with a reader and transmitting collected label information to at least one server, automatically determining data characterizing the material in the container, associating the label information and the data characterizing the material in the container, and determining performance data related to the commodity by comparing the data indicative of the volume of the commodity supplied to the store, the data indicative of the volume of the commodity sold by the store, and the data characterizing the material in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: DIVERT, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas L. Whitman, Ryan R. Begin
  • Patent number: 11244221
    Abstract: Processing raw data stored in an historian device for determining an amount of products passed through a process element in a process control environment is described. A count value is incremented by a counter at a rate at which products pass through the process element. The count value rolls over to zero when the count value reaches a rollover value R. An historian device periodically receives count value data points from the counter. A deadband value D is set in the historian device for distinguishing between rollovers, resets, and reversals. A client device queries the historian device for an amount of products passed through the process element for a timeframe. The historian device selects a set of count value data points from within the queried timeframe. The historian device determines, based on the selected data points and their quality, an amount of products passed through the process element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventors: Vinay T. Kamath, Yevgeny Naryzhny, Alexander Vasilyevich Bolotskikh, Abhijit Manushree, Elliott Middleton, Bala Kamesh Sista
  • Patent number: 11230400
    Abstract: The present invention involves both an apparatus and an associated method for confirming the presence or absence of closures in a closure nest inside an aseptic chamber. The apparatus comprises a topographical profiler disposed to monitor the closure nests. Vertical displacements in topographical maps obtained by the profiler are compared with information from a database about the nest and closure combinations. Vertical displacements falling outside predetermined upper and lower bounds are deemed absences of closures. The topographical profiler may be disposed outside the aseptic chamber. The system may be automated via a controller and suitable software. In some embodiments the nests and disposed in the monitored area by robotic articulated arms. In other embodiments the closure nests are moved by vacuum pickup systems. The system and method may also be employed to assess the suitability of a closure nest for closing in an aseptic chamber containers in a container nest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Carlos Alberto Diaz Guerrero
  • Patent number: 11142354
    Abstract: A device for filling and closing pharmaceutical objects disposed in parallel rows in nests that are removably inserted into a substantially tub-shaped tub requires a conveying device with conveying sections for processing the objects, wherein individual processing stations for the objects are disposed along the conveying sections, a lifting station provided at an inlet of the conveying device for removing the nests from the tub, a removal station for removing an object row from the nest and transferring the object row to the conveying device, and an insertion station. Objects removed from the nest are fed by the conveying device to the individual processing stations for the processing. The objects are returned to the nest, tub or individually removed from the conveying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: GRONINGER & CO. GMBH
    Inventor: Josef Veile
  • Patent number: 11111047
    Abstract: A packaging machine having at least a pair of independently driven conveyors on which packages are adapted to be carried though the machine for processing, a micro-controller having a memory in which is stored a computer program containing computer readable instructions, a database/look-up table containing data correlating package sizing parameters with optimal speed profiles at which the machine can run effectively, at least one motor that drives each conveyor, and a motor controller that is electronically linked to the micro-controller for purposes of adjusting the speed at which the motor runs based upon the speed profile of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Squires, Vincent Guarneiri
  • Patent number: 10800610
    Abstract: A position-adjustable material conveyer cleat includes apparatus for adjusting cleat position. The cleat includes a mountable base portion rotably joined to a top portion via a pin axle. The pin axle including a torsion spring installed there over with a first tang connected to the base portion, and a second tang connected to the top portion, the connection made under spring tension against the top portion urging it downward into a prone position wherein adjustment is from the prone position to a vertical position. The top portion including a retention pin housing hosting a retention pin, the position adjustment apparatus in the form of mounted pin ramps for adjusting a pair of the cleats mounted to the conveyor belt via forced contact with the retention pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Darren L De Graw, Robin D Porter, Chad Tyler Porter
  • Patent number: 10399719
    Abstract: A system and method for activating a series of article protection features formed in product cartons in which a series of articles have been packaged includes an actuating assembly mounted along a path of travel for the cartons. The actuating assembly will include a series of actuating elements that are selectively moved into engagement with the article protection features of the cartons. The article protection features are urged into the cartons, between the articles therein and into positions engaging and supporting the articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff A. Disrud, Frank N. Moncrief, Kelly Ziegler
  • Patent number: 10384843
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plastic container having a tamper evident lid and methods therefor, and particularly to a plastic container having a two-component pull-tab attached to part of the lid at its edge which is used to pull the lid off the container, where the pull-tab has a frangible break line where the act of pulling the pull-tab breaks an outer section away from an inner locked down tab, and once the frangible section is broken, provides evidence that the container was opened, since both parts of the pull-tab are now separated and the outer one bent upwards at an angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SMART-TAB, LLC
    Inventors: Terry Vovan, Jane Vovan
  • Patent number: 9828149
    Abstract: A tamper-evident container generally includes a tray having an opening with a step section formed around the opening and including a first protrusion section that is provided with a first coupling unit with a first perforation line formed therebetween. The first coupling unit includes a coupling trough. A cover includes a concave groove having a bottom and an outside surface engageable with the step section to close the opening. The cover includes a second protrusion section and a second coupling unit between which a second perforation line is formed and projecting beyond the first perforation line. The second coupling unit has a coupling member receivable in and engageable with the coupling trough. Tearing off the first and second perforation lines allows the first and second coupling units to detach from the tray and the cover, respectively with the second protrusion section projecting outside the tray for easy gripping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Tong-Chang Wang
  • Patent number: 9520614
    Abstract: A packing device for electrode sheets is provided in the present disclosure. The packing device is used for pasting tapes on a stack structure consisted of the electrode sheets to packing the stack structure. The packing device is included of a tape fetching mechanism, a couple of claws, a carrying mechanism and a positioning mechanism. The tape fetching mechanism is used for moving a tape and putting on the claws. The claws are arranged at interval and a gap is thereby formed between the claws. Each claw is included of a chamfer surface, and the chamfer surfaces are arranged at opposite sides of the gap. The carrying mechanism is used for loading the stack structure. The positioning mechanism is used to drive the claws and the carrying mechanism move related to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventors: Jing-Yih Cherng, Te-Chuan Lai, Yen-Liang Tsai
  • Patent number: 9061477
    Abstract: A cardboard box with four side panels, four bottom flaps and four top flaps. The box is made from a blank having a first height measured between the outermost edges of the top and bottom flaps. The flaps are rotated into abutting contact with the exterior surface of the panels thereby reducing the overall height of the box to the height of the panel. Adjacent pairs of top and bottom flaps are provided with living hinges that enable them to remain in this position when the box is collapsed. The collapsed box is shipped through the mail in this diminished size and then erected into a box of the same height as the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Kitaru Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Kapoor Chandaria
  • Publication number: 20150143781
    Abstract: Devices, arrangements and methods for encasing non-sterile handheld electronic device into a sterile case are disclosed. A sterile case encases the handheld electronic device. The handheld electronic device may be inserted into the sterile case using a transfer apparatus arranged to permit the device to be inserted into the sterile case without the user or the device contacting an outside surface of the case. The transfer apparatus additionally may contain an apparatus for closing the sterile case without the user directly contacting the sterile case. The sterile case and the transfer apparatus may be used in combination to insert a handheld electronic device into the sterile case without a user directly touching the sterile case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Jahanvi Agnihotri
  • Publication number: 20150136624
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the present invention, and inventive system, is a new and novel dental apparatus containment system with cleaning tool and method of use for retainers, dentures and/or invisalyn trays, clear alighers or other removable dental hardware. In one embodiment of the present invention, the present invention is comprised of a clamshell construction with a hollow interior and a solid plastic exterior. In one embodiment of the present invention, the interior of the lower clamshell has a base with an extension protruding from the base preferably designed to clasp a toothbrush or other bristled cleaning device. When engaged the clamshell may contain both the dental apparatus and the cleaning tool, secured in the clasp, in a fully encapsulated apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald W. Konig
  • Patent number: 9033153
    Abstract: Tamper-evident package comprises a container, a primary cap, and a secondary cap. The container comprises a sidewall defining a chamber and a rim defining a mouth to the chamber. The primary cap is removably-attachable to the rim of the container to selectively close the mouth of the container. The secondary cap is positioned over the primary cap to prevent removal of the primary cap when positioned thereover. The secondary cap includes a single-use lock, such as a cable tie, to secure the secondary cap in position over the primary cap. The package thus provides evidence that someone has tampered with or attempted to tamper with the container if the single-use lock is removed or damaged. Method of using the tamper-evident package is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Abbvie Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph H. Lambalot, Arlene F. Limanek
  • Publication number: 20150122686
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and compositions are disclosed for collection and transport of biological samples for testing and/or evaluation by a clinical laboratory. In particular, the disclosure relates to the self-collection of such samples by subjects providing the samples. Self-collection is necessary in some situations e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Richard A. Domanik
  • Publication number: 20150122687
    Abstract: A packaged bioprosthetic heart valve comprising a bioprosthetic heart valve, an adaptive seal and a package. The bioprosthetic heart valve comprises an at least partially dehydrated biological tissue leaflet structure coupled to a supporting frame. The bioprosthetic heart valve has a periphery, an inflow portion, and an outflow portion. The adaptive seal is coupled to the bioprosthetic heart valve around at least a portion of the periphery. The adaptive seal comprises an expandable material that expands after exposure to an initiating condition. The bioprosthetic heart valve and the adaptive seal is stored and contained within the package, which does not contain a liquid storage solution in contact with the bioprosthetic heart valve and the adaptive seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Qinggang Zeng, Chacphet Limsakoune, Diana E. Ko, Christina M. Aguila
  • Publication number: 20150113921
    Abstract: A method is provided wherein a metallic container is filled with a consumer identified beverage, seamed to a metallic end closure, distributed, and sold to the consumer. Thus, a consumer has influence and control over volume, qualities, and size of the beverage along with specific characteristics regarding the size and shape of the metallic container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: James W. Billings
  • Publication number: 20150107195
    Abstract: A pre-loaded container and a method of manufacturing a pre-loaded vial is provided wherein one or more active agents is lyophilised within the vial cap and the vial cap is then sealed onto a vial retaining a suitable diluent to form the pre-loaded vial. Lyophilising the one or more active agents within the vial cap ensures that the one or more active agents are retained in sterile conditions, that the lyophilised one or more active agents and the diluent may be stored efficiently, and that the one or more active agents may be solubilised in a sterile and efficient manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Spyridon Edouard Tsakas, Spyridon Christos Tsakas
  • Publication number: 20150109785
    Abstract: A wafer level optical device, system, and method are described that include a substrate, an electronic device disposed on the substrate, an illumination source disposed on the electronic device, an enclosure disposed on the substrate, where the enclosure includes at least one optical surface and covers the electronic device and the illumination source, and at least one solder ball disposed on a side of the substrate distal from the electronic device. In implementations, a process for using the wafer level optical device and lens-integrated package system that employ the techniques of the present disclosure includes receiving a substrate, placing an electronic device on the substrate, placing an illumination source on the electronic device, and placing an enclosure on the substrate, where the enclosure covers the electronic device and the illumination source, and the enclosure and a wall structure form a first compartment and a second compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicole D. Kerness, Arkadii V. Samoilov, Jerome C. Bhat, Anand Chamakura, Kumar Nagarajan, Christopher F. Edwards
  • Publication number: 20150096915
    Abstract: A poultry tray for shipping and displaying a dressed poultry. The poultry tray comprises a receptacle including a bottom wall and a peripheral wall having an upper end defining a receptacle opening. The poultry tray also comprises a flap pivotally connected to the receptacle at a rear end thereof. The flap is pivotable between an open configuration wherein the flap extends outwardly from the receptacle opening and a closed configuration wherein the flap covers a section of the receptacle opening and has a distal end detachably secured to the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Mathieu Roberge, Philippe Marcoux, Serge Blais, Simon Bédard
  • Publication number: 20150090717
    Abstract: An ornamental cover for concealing an article includes an elongated shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, and a base member disposed at the proximal end of the elongated shaft. The elongated shaft may extend distally from an upper surface of the base member, while a lower surface of the base member defines an opening for receiving an upper portion of the article into the elongated shaft. A perimeter of the base member may be shaped to fit an opening of a container sized to receive a lower portion of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Stacy L. Marcell
  • Publication number: 20150083727
    Abstract: The present invention relates to containers and methods suitable for uses such as liquid hot-fill processes. More specifically the invention relates a containers having gas permeable vents with an integral sealing means that is externally activatable by non-mechanical means to effect hermetic sealing of the containers after filling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel D. Smolko, Gregory J. Kevorkian
  • Publication number: 20150082752
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a sealing device and a sealing method with which oxygen substitution can be sufficiently carried out even in a bag-like container. The present invention is a sealing device for putting a content into a bag-like container and sealing the container, and includes a content supply portion that supplies the content to the container having an opening in an open state, an inert gas supply portion that supplies inert gas to the container, a liquefied inert gas supply portion that supplies liquefied inert gas to the container, and a sealing portion that seals the opening of the container after the liquefied inert gas is supplied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Takashi Harashima, Yoshihiko Asai
  • Publication number: 20150080845
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of delivering implants to a target organ with an implant administration device, where the implant administration device includes a polymer retainer. Methods of making polymer retainers and methods of securing an implant within an implant administration device using a polymer retainer are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Lon T. Spada, Alazar N. Ghebremeskel, Michael R. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20150068928
    Abstract: A protective cover for a nasal cannula completely encloses the two prongs of the nasal cannula when properly installed. This protective cover will keep the nasal cannula from contacting potentially unclean surfaces when the nasal cannula is not in use. An optional UV light may be present in the protective cover to provide UV cleaning of the nasal cannula prongs when the cover is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Charles Andrew Turner
  • Patent number: 8968647
    Abstract: A multi-layer article is provided containing a sorbent layer having a first side and a second side; a vapor permeable or microporous layer adjacent to at least a portion of at least one of the first side and second side of the sorbent layer; optionally, a second vapor permeable or microporous layer on a side of the vapor permeable or microporous layer not adjacent to the sorbent layer; optionally, a vapor impermeable layer adjacent to a portion of the sorbent layer not adjacent to the vapor permeable or microporous layer; and an active composition having at least one volatile component; wherein the sorbent layer contains the active composition, and each layer is capable of being formed into a required shape or structure; and a method for its use in treating the atmosphere of an environment such as a compartment or localized space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Julius Sämann Ltd.
    Inventors: Albert Michael Fischer, Matthew Thomas Kuhn, Robert Richard Ziek, Jr., Robert St Clair Donovan
  • Publication number: 20150056320
    Abstract: A Cartridge (2; 2?; 2?) for a stereolithography machine (1), including a container (3) provided with an access opening (4), a reservoir (5) for containing a base material (6), liquid or pasty, suited to be solidified through exposure to a predefined radiation (7), said reservoir (5) being permanently associated with said container (3), feeding means (8) suited to feed said base material (6) from said reservoir (5) towards said container (3), characterized in that the bottom (9) of said container (3) is at least partially transparent to said predefined radiation (7) and is situated opposite said access opening (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Ettore Maurizio Costabeber
  • Publication number: 20150048085
    Abstract: An article including, either: a frame having an interior cavity, and a flexible liner situated within the interior cavity; or a deformable frame having an interior cavity, as defined herein. Either frame can receive a sample, such as liquid having suspended live cells, and cooling freezes the sample to a solid sample. The solid sample can be readily ejected from the article having either a frame with the flexible liner, or the deformable frame, without extensive thawing. The solid sample can be rapidly displaced from the article by the methods and apparatus disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jessica Monique Brown, Nicholas Michael Illsley, Gregory Roger Martin, Ana Maria del Pilar Pardo, Allison Jean Tanner
  • Publication number: 20150033674
    Abstract: A gas storage container may be filled with gas under pressure by feeding cryogenic fluid comprising liquefied gas into the container through a first conduit arrangement in a nozzle inserted into a passageway through a fluid flow control unit mounted in an opening in said container; closing the container to the passage of gas into or out of said container; and allowing said cryogenic fluid to become gaseous within the closed container. The invention involves venting displaced air and/or gaseous cryogenic fluid from said container during the feeding step through a second conduit arrangement in the nozzle. In embodiments in which displaced air and/or gaseous cryogenic fluid flows through the second conduit arrangement around a length of the first conduit arrangement, heat transfer from the fluid flow control unit to said cryogenic fluid is suppressed thereby reducing the level of evaporation of the cryogenic fluid in the nozzle during fill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Neil Alexander Downie, Christopher John Mercer
  • Publication number: 20150037408
    Abstract: The present invention relates to modified release pharmaceutical compositions comprising salsalate. The invention also relates to processes for the preparation of such compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Kothari Jay Shantilal, Muthaiyyan Esakkimuthu Kannan, Mistry Gaurav Navinbhai, Brij Khera
  • Publication number: 20150018799
    Abstract: Fluid storage apparatus for medical use is described that includes a length of tubing having a first end and a second end. A first sealable connector portion is provided at the first end and a second sealable connector portion is provided at the second end. The volume of fluid that can be stored within the apparatus is known and an infusate or therapeutic agent is contained within the apparatus. In this manner, a known volume of therapeutic agent can be infused to a patient. The use in neurosurgical applications is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Trefor Owen Lewis, Charles Irving, Maxwell Roy Woolley, Steven Streatfield Gill
  • Publication number: 20150014323
    Abstract: A structural component with at least two side members has a support structure that includes a partition with multiple curved portions forming cells. The partition connects to the side members and extends between the side members at least partially along straight lines. The partition may extend along one or more straight lines from one side member to the other. One structural component is a container with a wall about the internal support structure. The container cells may be formed with a core structure. The core can include a permeable storage material and may be retained after formation, or may be removed. In some cases the container wall has generally planar surfaces, which may include surface undulations. Core structures are also provided for forming structural components. Formation can include casting a material about a core structure within a mold to form a partition extending between two or more sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Adam R. Loukus, Josh E. Loukus
  • Patent number: 8925290
    Abstract: A mask storage device and a method of preventing defect formation on a mask are provided. The method includes providing a mask storage device comprising a first and second shell configured to form a sealed space in a closed state and a desiccant positioned within the mask storage device. The method further includes placing a mask inside the mask storage device and sealing the mask storage device with the mask and desiccant inside the sealed space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yung-Chih Chang, Chih-Wing Chang
  • Publication number: 20140373831
    Abstract: A pre-filled, single-use, disposable medication chamber for use in a medical nebulizer system that delivers a mist of properly sized aerosol particles of medicament to the patient. The nebulizer can be effectively used in conjunction with conventional nebulizer cap, tee and mouthpiece devices that interface with the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew R. CULBERTSON, Richard A. GENGA, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140374414
    Abstract: Provided herein is a tray for holding medical containers, including a plurality of elongated parallel cavities that are intended to receive at least one container. Each of said cavities includes a first set of contact surfaces for holding said at least one container, and each of said cavities includes a second set of contact surfaces for holding said at least one container when provided with a cap. The first set of contact surfaces and the second set of contact surfaces are arranged such that said at least one capped container is held in the cavity in a reverse orientation with respect to said at least one container when provided without a cap. A packaging for medial containers and a method for packaging medical containers are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Romain Lanier, Adrien Plouvier, Charles Biancon, Franck Carrel
  • Publication number: 20140367380
    Abstract: The present application provides a divisible carton package for use with a number of products. The divisible carton package may include a first independent carton with a first dispensing section and a second independent carton with a second dispensing section. The first independent carton and the second independent carton are connected by a tearable hinge such that the first dispensing section and the second dispensing section face each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Noel Stewart
  • Publication number: 20140360911
    Abstract: A decorative packaging kit includes at least one element of a package for a container and at least one item to be packaged in the container. Methods of producing and using the kit are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew Weder
  • Publication number: 20140352265
    Abstract: An assembly includes a support and drive assembly, a first structure and a second structure. The first structure is in operable communication with and supported by the support and drive assembly. The first structure includes at least one filling or needle assembly and is adjustable to receive a plurality of filling or needle assemblies. The second structure is supported by the support and drive assembly. The second structure includes at least one seal assembly and is adjustable to receive a plurality of seal assemblies. A method includes determining a number of containers or vials that are to be filled concurrently and adjusting an assembly to include at least one filling or needle assembly and at least one seal assembly. A number of the filling or needle assemblies and the seal assemblies equals the number of containers or vials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Benoit Adamo, John Guthy
  • Publication number: 20140326747
    Abstract: A barrel for holding grain is positioned on a plurality of rollers that are rotatably connected to longitudinally extending support members. The support members are connected to a frame that is selectively adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Eugene G. Sukup
  • Publication number: 20140320576
    Abstract: Described herein is a method for electrostatic printing comprising: (i) providing an ink composition comprising: a hydrocarbon carrier liquid and particles comprising a resin and a colorant, and wherein the ink composition contains less than 0.3 mg of charge director per g of solids in the ink composition; (ii) adding a charge director to the ink composition, such that the total amount of charge director in the ink composition is at least 0.6 mg per g of solids in the ink composition, and, (iii) within a predetermined time of adding the charge director, printing the ink onto a print medium in an electrostatic printing process, wherein the predetermined time is 90 minutes or less. Also described herein is a packaged ink composition, and method for producing it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Gil Bar-Haim, Amir Ofir, Ilanit Mor, Alina Grishman, Albert Teishev
  • Publication number: 20140319005
    Abstract: The present invention relates to packaging material for contrast media and more specifically to packages comprising containers filled with contrast media and closed with a closure means. In particular, the invention relates to packaging material comprising closure means comprising Carbon Black. The invention further relates to methods for improving the stability of such contrast media during storage, and in particular the method includes filling the contrast media in a container and closing the container with a closure means comprising Carbon Black.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Bente Jachwitz, Christian Glogard
  • Publication number: 20140312217
    Abstract: Close containers which are filled with a consumer product are tested on leakiness by means of mass spectrometry (10) in that an impact (AN(P)) by the consumer product (P) upon the surrounding atmosphere (A(P)) of the container to be leak tested is monitored by the mass spectrometry (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Martin Lehmann
  • Patent number: 8857134
    Abstract: A sealed multi-handled bag is provided that includes a first handle at a first end and a second handle at a second end. In one embodiment, the handles are on substantially opposite ends of the bag. The sealed bag may be made from plastic and may contain loose materials, such as a salt. In some embodiments, one or more of the handles are formed from heat-sealed layers of bag material having a grip cut therein. A method for filling and sealing the multi-handled sealed bag includes filling a bag having a first closed end through a second open end, and sealing the second open end to form a handle. In one embodiment, sealing the second open end includes heat-sealing opposing layers of bag material together and cutting a handle through the layers. In another embodiment, the method includes folding-over the layers of bag material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Nancy Lucas, Annette Martin, Mick Berning, Arlis Sayler
  • Publication number: 20140299498
    Abstract: A package and method of packaging a surgical implant or surgical instrument are described. The package comprises a container and a holder having a recess arranged to receive a portion of a surgical implant or instrument, or a component coupled to the surgical implant or instrument. The holder is arranged to be at least partially received within the container. The holder has a first configuration in which the mouth of the recess is arranged to partially surround a portion of an implant or instrument, or a component coupled to the surgical implant or instrument, such that the recess grips the implant or instrument in position spaced apart from the container when the holder is at least partially received in the container. The holder also has a second configuration in which the mouth of the recess opens to release the implant or instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin Neal, Thomas Stacey
  • Publication number: 20140284327
    Abstract: A tote assembly and methods of use including, in general, a bag or tote configured with two or more sides fastened together to form two or more edges, wherein at least one edge is curved or arcing, one or more straps configured to center contents or load therein and, thus to enable a single person to lift, maneuver, transport, and remove a decommissioned toilet bowl from a premise without causing injury.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Keith Worley
  • Publication number: 20140284229
    Abstract: A contact lens package assembly includes a sealable primary lens package, at least one contact lens sealed within the primary lens package, and a sealable secondary lens package. The primary lens package is sealed within the secondary lens package to increase a shelf life of the at least one contact lens. The secondary lens package may be resealable. The secondary lens package may be configured to retain a plurality of primary lens packages. The contact lens package assembly may further include at least one inert gas sealed within the secondary lens package and outside of the primary lens package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen D. Newman
  • Publication number: 20140260108
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for making a filled sachet are disclosed. The apparatus comprises a downtube for delivering a content into an end portion of a sock, a sealer positioned proximate to the downtube for sealing the sock at a first seal position such that the content is confined between the first seal position and the end portion of the sock, and a separator positioned proximate to the downtube for separating the sealed portion of the sock from the sock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Designed by M.E., LLC
    Inventors: Tami Deanna Lamp, Chérie Liana Schaible, Stephen John Gaynes, Timothy James Morton
  • Publication number: 20140263376
    Abstract: Provided is a precisely sized, inert, non-corrosive volumetric insert for a composite gas accumulator dimensionally conforming to the cross-sectional area of the accumulator and having gas mixing channels where one or more of the inserts is deployable to reduce the interior volume of composite gas accumulator for composite sample collection from transfer processing of smaller LNG transport vehicles whereby a standard size accumulator system can be used without the need to maintain extremely high gas pressure to prevent Joule-Thompson condensation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Mustang Sampling, LLC
    Inventor: Claude A. Rolston
  • Publication number: 20140272021
    Abstract: The invention relates to a food package comprising a container having moisture barrier properties and containing a product subject to mold growth and further containing stabilized ethyl alcohol emitting composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: George E. McKedy, Thomas H. Powers