Closing Package Or Filled Receptacle Patents (Class 53/476)
  • Patent number: 9908303
    Abstract: A foldable box sealing machine includes an upright main frame unit, an upper taping unit mounted on the main frame unit, a platform unit having a base panel mounted rotatably on the main frame unit below the upper taping unit, a lower taping unit disposed below the upper taping unit. The base panel is rotatable between a first position where the base panel is substantially horizontal, and a second position where the base panel is substantially vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Expack Indutrial Corporation
    Inventor: Yu-Ting Lai
  • Publication number: 20150141927
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for securing a medical or surgical line with respect to a patient are described. In particular, a fastener is described comprising an elongate braided tubular sleeve for receiving the line therethrough, the sleeve having a first end for fixing adjacent to the patient, in use, and a second end for arranging, in use, proximal to medical equipment coupled to the line. The fastener also includes a first substantially rigid collar coupled to the sleeve at the first end of the sleeve and a second substantially rigid collar coupled to the sleeve at the second end of the sleeve. An enlarged flange is provided, secured to the first collar at the first end of the sleeve and an adhesive plaster for securing the fastener with respect to a patient is provided, the adhesive plaster being secured to the enlarged flange. In one embodiment, the adhesive plaster having an area of at least 5 cm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Spinoza
  • Publication number: 20150113922
    Abstract: A packaging product and a method of closing a packaging product are provided. Closing a packaging product may include providing a first member of the packaging product having an aperture therein and providing a bubble rivet extending through the aperture and having an expanded hollow head portion on one side of the aperture with a neck portion of the bubble rivet being provided in the aperture. The hollow head portion of the bubble rivet is breakable to enable withdrawal of the head portion through the aperture thereby non-reversibly opening the packaging product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Sarah M. Drewery, Michael J. Fish, Colin I. Holyoake, Keira L. Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20150107193
    Abstract: A system for making a personalized malt-based beverage may comprise at least one packaged base liquid and at least one separately packaged flavor ingredient. The at least one packaged base liquid may comprise at least about 0.1% wt ethyl alcohol, at least about 3% wt malt extract solids, and a carbon dioxide level between about zero grams per liter and about 1.5 grams per liter. The separately packaged flavor ingredient may comprise a dry ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: ANHEUSER-BUSCH, LLC
    Inventors: Jerome PELLAUD, Frank Z. HELLWIG, James P. KEANE, Wilfried LOSSIGNOL, Aaron PENN, Patrick O'RIORDAN
  • Patent number: 8984845
    Abstract: Use of olefin-based plastic films for obtaining for obtaining roll tapes for closing containers, the films having a thickness in the range from 10 to 22 ?m, flexural rigidity (N·mm) in the range 0.5×10?2-4.5×10?2 neglecting a constant 1/[12×(1?v2)] being v the Poisson modulus, an elongation at break in MD, determined according to ASTM D 882, lower than 130%, a dimensional stability, determined according to the OPMA TC 4 standard at 130° C. for 5 minutes in air in MD in the range from 0 to ?10% and in TD from ?4 to +4%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: IRPLAST S.p.A.
    Inventors: Carmelo Di Costanzo, Giuseppe Tiberini, Giulia Antidormi, Giacomo Soluri
  • Publication number: 20150008224
    Abstract: A reclosable elastomeric fastener and method for sealing storage and serving containers using same. The fastener consists of two complementary elastomeric profiles, having male and female interlocking elements, which extend around the periphery of the lid and container components of a storage receptacle. The reclosable fastener forms a water-resistant seal when the male and female elements of the complementary profiles are mutually occluded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Robert J. Friedland
  • Patent number: 8919392
    Abstract: A container filling assembly includes a plurality of fluid storage containers, and a fluid inlet for supplying a fluid from a fluid source to the containers. A vacuum source creates a vacuum in the containers to draw the fluid into the containers and thereby fill the containers. A connective structure connects the vacuum inlet and the fluid inlet in fluid communication with the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Lawrence Bullen
  • Publication number: 20140325942
    Abstract: A print job includes a container page, product pages, and a stacking pattern. Methods and systems automatically pattern a first material according to a container pattern specified by the container page to output a flat and patterned container sheet to a stacking location, and automatically fold the flat and patterned container sheet at the stacking location to form a three-dimensional container. Further, such methods and systems automatically print markings specified by the product pages on additional sheets of material. Then, after forming the three-dimensional container and printing the markings, such methods and systems automatically pattern the additional sheets of material according to a product pattern specified by the product pages to output product items to the stacking location. Further, such methods and systems automatically stack the product items in the three-dimensional container. The container pattern has a specific size and shape to accommodate the stacking pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul N. Richards, Richard Scarlata, Rui Amorim
  • Patent number: 8865069
    Abstract: An apparatus for the automated opening/closing of one or more fluid containers is presented. Each container comprises an opening and a cap for closing the opening. The cap is pivotable with respect to the container body so as to open or close the container. A mount and a carriage supported by the mount by a translating mechanism bidirectionally translate the carriage with respect to the mount. The carriage comprises a base portion and a pivoting portion supported by the base portion by a pivoting mechanism that bidirectionally pivots the pivoting portion with respect to the base portion. The pivoting portion has a contact member that contacts a projecting portion of the cap of each of the fluid containers while pivoting the pivoting portion so as to open and optionally close the opening. A drive is coupled to the carriage for translating the base portion and pivoting the pivoting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Raphael Gut, Gottlieb Schacher
  • Publication number: 20140305835
    Abstract: An oral dosage delivery vehicle comprising an edible film including a uniformly distributed active ingredient, wherein said film comprises dosage units releasably joined by one or more weakened sections, which permit said dosage units to be detached from said film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: MONOSOL RX, LLC
    Inventors: Robert K. Yang, Richard C. Fuisz, Garry L. Myers
  • Publication number: 20140270597
    Abstract: A package with a resealable opening is provided. In one embodiment, the resalable opening includes a lid that may be peeled from the packaging to expose an opening and an adhesive area. The lid may later be adhered back to the packaging by contacting a portion of the lid with the adhesive area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MARS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Robert Friedman, Jason Dudek
  • Patent number: 8833043
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a row of lids (1) defining an unbroken sheet material having a longitudinal direction, the sheet material being shaped so that the rim of the sheet material defines first rims section (3) of the lids (2) and so that second rims sections (4) of two lids (2) being adjacent to each other in the row of lids are defined by one cut in a direction being different from perpendicular to the longitudinal direction (5) of the sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Lars Henriksen, Jorgen Henriksen
  • Publication number: 20140245702
    Abstract: A taping apparatus includes a support arm movable in a first direction and a second direction. The first direction is opposite the second direction. The taping member is movably connected with the support arm. The taping member is movable in a third direction and a fourth direction. The third direction is opposite the fourth direction. The taping member includes a first guide member, a second guide member, and a cutting member positioned between the first guide member and the second guide member. The support arm is movably connected with a track that is rotatable from a first position to a second position. The taping apparatus is configured to tape containers of various dimensions and orientations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventor: Franz Loevenich
  • Publication number: 20140215974
    Abstract: A package includes a container and a lid adapted to mate with a brim of the container. The lid closes a top opening in the container when mounted on the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Minnette, David J. Jochem, Ken Jochem
  • Patent number: 8789348
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are shown for securing a top for a cardboard carton where the carton has a bottom wall and integral sidewalls defining an initially open interior and initially open top flaps with outwardly extending ears, the initially open top flaps being integrally formed with a first pair of opposing sidewalls of the carton. The top flaps are folded to a carton closing position which closes off the initially open interior of the cardboard carton. The ears are also folded to a position in contact with a second set of opposing sidewalls of the carton intermediate the first set of opposing sidewalls. A set of rotatable punches are aligned with the folded ears of the carton and rotated to force a first layer of cardboard from a respective top flap through an associated second layer of an underlying sidewall of the carton. A set of platens are located so as to underlie and reinforce the sidewalls of the carton as the punching operation takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Plains Dairy, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Dunivan, Ricky Jay Hudson, Colby Shane Butcher
  • Publication number: 20140202913
    Abstract: An improved sealable pouch has an interior volume for receiving products for sterilization and an integral, foldable flap sealable to the pouch to provide a fully enclosed interior volume. Included on one or more portions of the pouch are indicia, preferably at least a first and second spaced apart indicia, to aid in proper folding of the flap. The indicia provide alignment means so that when the flap is properly folded to provide a leak proof seal, a predetermined portion of the indicia is covered by the flap. An improper seal can be visually determined to exist if all of the indicia or none of the indicia is visible after the seal is made. A proper seal is evidenced by only a portion of the first and second indicia being covered by the flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: DUX INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Wittrock
  • Publication number: 20140202119
    Abstract: A system for reducing metal and product-in-seal contamination in a package of produce product is provided. The system includes a tube and a flapper gate assembly. The flapper gate assembly is connected to the top of the tube, and includes a pivot and a flapper gate. The pivot is positioned outside the tube. The flapper gate is positioned inside the tube and is connected to the pivot. The flapper gate is configured to regulate product flow in the tube by rotating around the pivot when the pivot is rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: DOLE FRESH VEGETABLES, INC.
    Inventors: Jerry L. CRAWFORD, Bob J. DULL, Robert TARANGO, Stephen C. Jens, Serafin Albarran
  • Publication number: 20140196406
    Abstract: A flexible, stackable container for storing a quantity of a product may include a sealed package formed from a single sheet of film and retaining the quantity of the product disposed therein, and a lid fitment attached to a first side of the package. The first side of the package may have an outer first surface of the film and outwardly extending first corner seals formed in the film at the edges of the first side and surrounding the first side of the package. The package may also have a second side disposed opposite the first side and outwardly extending second corner seals formed in the film at the edges of the second side and surrounding the second side of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: CLEAR LAM PACKAGING, INC.
    Inventors: John E. Sanfilippo, James J. Sanfilippo, Jeanne M. Skaggs, Roy Speer
  • Publication number: 20140190968
    Abstract: A closure (10,30) attachable to a container having an opening. The closure (10,30) comprising a top portion (11) and a skirt portion (12) depending from the top portion (11). A tamper evident band (13,33) is joined to the skirt portion (12) by one or more frangible connectors (14,34). The band (13,33) comprises a first portion (15,35) extending generally away from the skirt portion (12) and a second portion (16,36) hingedly connected to the first portion (15,35) and movable between a first moldable orientation and at least a second operable orientation. For closure (10), the second portion (16) comprises a plurality of curved undercuts (18) extending at least partially into a cavity of the closure (10) when it is in its operable orientation. For closure (30), the inner surface (35a) of the first portion (35) can have a plurality of inwardly extending protuberances (40) positioned thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: CREANOVA UNIVERSAL CLOSURES LIMITED
    Inventors: David Bevan, Rodney Druitt
  • Publication number: 20140150381
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for assembling a packaging combination including a tubular casing having a first end and a second end, wherein the tubular casing is partially filled with filling material and closed at its first as well as its second end by a closure means, like a closure clip, and wherein the partially filled tubular casing comprises a plait-like portion at its first end being at least approximately free of filling material, and further including a dispensing device having a passageway extending through the dispensing device with an inlet opening at its one end and a dispensing opening at its other end for guiding and dispensing the filling material in a dispensing direction. The present invention further relates to a packaging combination comprises a tubular casing, a dispensing device and a sealing device removably attached to the dispensing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: POLY-CLIP SYSTEM GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jürgen Hanten, Francesco Niedecker
  • Publication number: 20140123607
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a three-panel lidding device used to seal a food container. Such devices are particularly useful for covering and sealing a plastic food container, eliminating (or diminishing) the need for an outer carton and the clear film membrane that traditionally covers a food container. The lidding device may contain all brand identifiers, product messaging, ingredient list, instructions (e.g., opening and cooking) printed directly on the device. The device may also allow for venting of the food container during cooking and may then be removed for serving. The device may further provide a foot panel that allows the food product container/lidding device to sit upright, enhancing store front and freezer display options.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: John Valencia, Patrick Shields, Thomas Edward Zappa
  • Publication number: 20140124522
    Abstract: A closure for a preformed food container such as an sandwich wedge comprises a one-piece blank including an aperture (4) into which the food container is inserted. The blank is foldable about a predetermined line (6) to form a front wall (8) overlying a back wall (9) and trapping between the front and back walls a projecting lip extending from a rim of the container. The front (8) and back (9) walls are sealed together, thereby closing the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: DIRECT FOOD PACKAGING LIMITED
    Inventor: Richard Lewis Bentham
  • Publication number: 20140116305
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible biodegradable package for flower bulbs for holding, storing, transporting and direct planting into the ground a plurality of flower bulbs, wherein said plurality of flower bulbs is placed between a flexible top layer of material comprising biodegradable fibers and a flexible bottom layer of material of material comprising biodegradable fibers, wherein said flower bulbs are separated by inter-bulb areas effected by a pre-selected inter-bulb distance, the bulbs being in a fixed position and a preferred planting orientation, said top layer being glued to the bottom layer at the inter-bulb areas and at the periphery of said layers. The invention also relates to methods of use and manufacturing of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Gardenvision International B.V.
    Inventor: Michael Cornelis Pieter van Drunick
  • Publication number: 20140109527
    Abstract: An automated system and method for storing/retrieving vessel holders is presented. A first storage compartment comprises first storage sections. A first translating mechanism vertically translates one storage section to a loading level for loading holders into the first storage compartment and translates one storage section to a handing-in level for handing in holders to/from an analyzer. A second storage compartment comprises second storage sections. A second translating mechanism vertically translates one second storage sections to a handing-out level and translates one storage section to an unloading level for unloading holders from the second storage compartment. A first transport mechanism comprises a first conveyor for transporting holders from a first storage section at the handing-in level to a handing-over station. A second transport mechanism comprises a second conveyor for transporting holders from the handing-over station to a second storage section at the handing-out level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Burri, Andreas Eberhart, Akihiro Tanji
  • Publication number: 20140102049
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods of including an oxygen-sensitive macrocyclic triene on an implantable medical device wherein the device includes separate antioxidant-containing layers above, below or both above and below the drug reservoir layer containing the macrocyclic triene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D. Pacetti, Ni Ding
  • Publication number: 20140102050
    Abstract: A pouch having a flap and a closure system featuring a face fastener attached to the front wall of the pouch body, and a mating flap fastener as part of the flap. One fastener of the closure system is a loop fastener component carrying a field of hook-engageable fibers. The other fastener of the closure system is a hook fastener component with an array of hooks. A significant majority of the hooks are oriented such that their heads point in a common lateral direction. The flap is elastically stretchable by pulling on its free edge, such that the flap maintains the loop fastener component securely engaged to the hook fastener component when under tension, and such that stretching the flap reduces engagement between the loop fastener component and the hook fastener component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Alan Lamper
  • Publication number: 20140100185
    Abstract: The present invention provides a unit dosage of Apadenoson, a pharmacological stress agent, and use of the same as a pharmacologic agent for myocardial perfusion imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: University of Virginia Patent Foundation
    Inventors: Robert Hendel, William B. Stilley, Shannon P. Williams
  • Publication number: 20140053513
    Abstract: A food container is disclosed that is adapted for facilitating venting of gasses to and/or from the interior of a body of the food container. The food container includes a container body, a lid and a sealing membrane. At least one skip seal or gap is formed between the sealing membrane and the container body to facilitate venting. During formation of the at least one skip seal a recess in either the lid or rim of the container reduces pressure at the skip seal to reduce or eliminate inadvertent closing of the skip seal. Methods of manufacture of the food container are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventor: Piaras Valdis de Cleir
  • Publication number: 20140034536
    Abstract: An integrated package is disclosed that is configured for an adhesive dressing having at least one area coated with an adhesive. The integrated package includes first and second packaging elements that, when coupled together, form a sealed volume with the adhesive dressing disposed within the sealed volume. The integrated package has at least one release surface coupled to the first packaging element, wherein a first portion of the release surface is removably coupled to the adhesive of the dressing. When the adhesive dressing is removed from the integrated package, the adhesive of the dressing is exposed without requiring a second step of removing a protective sheet. The release surface may be provided as a coating on the first packaging element or as a surface of a release sheet having an edge captured between the first and second packaging elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Andrew Reinhardt, Jonathan Yeh, Tyler Devin Panian, George Mansour
  • Publication number: 20130340396
    Abstract: A sealing device for sealing trays, the sealing device having a sealing-tool lower part and a sealing-tool upper part. The sealing-tool lower part includes a tray holder. The sealing-tool upper part includes a sealing plate and a cutting knife The tray holder includes a cutting channel into which the cutting knife can dip or, in other words, that may receive the cutting knife, when cutting a film lid for the tray from the film web, the film lid being sealed on the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Jürgen Präsenz, Jochen Mücke
  • Publication number: 20130312372
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vessel for containing and storing a sample and subsequent easy access to individual specimens of the sample, in particular specimens of biological samples. One embodiment discloses a breakable multi-specimen storage vessel comprising a container comprising a lower end and an upper end, at least one end having an open end, the length of said container being continuously formed and provided with break portions at predetermined positions alongside thereof where said container is adapted to be broken into a plurality of specimens, each specimen having a first end provided with at least a part of a first fastening mechanism and a second end provided with at least a part of a second fastening mechanism, wherein the configuration of the first fastening mechanism is different from the configuration of the second fastening mechanism. The breakable storage vessel according to the present invention may be applied within cryogenic storage applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicants: JANNE PETERSEN, OVE ANDERSEN
    Inventors: Allan Rødtness, Anders Rørdam Michelsen, Henrik Neuschäfer Larsen
  • Publication number: 20130302384
    Abstract: The present invention provides a medical device containing a cake composition comprising aripiprazole as an active ingredient and capable of suppressing agglomeration of aripiprazole in a suspension obtained by resuspending a freeze-dried substance; and a cake composition comprising aripiprazole as an active ingredient. The present invention relates to a medical device containing, in a storage container whose inner wall is treated with silicone, a freeze-dried cake composition comprising separately prepared aripiprazole as an active ingredient, wherein there is a space between the inner wall and the cake composition; and a cake composition comprising aripiprazole as an active ingredient and having a strength of 5 to 100 N.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Hiraoka, Kiyoshi Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20130291494
    Abstract: To modify the headspace in a container to remove vacuum pressure, a container has a seal or cap which may provide a temporary opening into the container which is sealable under compression to provide a controlled raising of the internal pressure as the heated contents of the container cools. A sealing chamber (84) may enable the introduction of a fluid into the headspace (23b) to force the fluid level (40) lower. Other methods and apparatus are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: David Murray MELROSE
  • Publication number: 20130287905
    Abstract: A drink-through spout cap for a beverage bottle having a body and a neck, a set of a cover and such a drink-through spout cap, a drinking device including a beverage bottle and a set, and methods of manufacturing or preparing a drinking device. The drink-through spout cap (10) has a top wall (32) and a sidewall (34) extending therefrom, the top wall (32) being provided with a spout (36) having an aperture (38) formed therein. The sidewall (34) has an inner surface (34A) and an outer surface (34B), the inner surface (34A) being provided with a threaded region (40) adapted to engage the threaded region (42) of the bottle (12). A lip (44) extends from the top wall (32) and has a lip height which is smaller than half of the sidewall length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Vincent Loisel
  • Patent number: 8568807
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for closing the end of shirred tubular casings which comprises deshirring a terminal portion of the tubular casing in the direction of the axis of the stick, turning over the deshirred terminal portion in order to insert same inside the casing, securing the deshirred terminal portion from inside the casing, rotating the terminal portion and flattening the rotated terminal portion. This method is performed at the outlet of the shirring line (ON-LINE) as an additional phase of said operation, or it is performed away from the deshirring line (OFF-LINE) as an operation independent from the deshirring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Viscofan, S.A.
    Inventors: Agustin Olleta Remón, Carlos Azcárate Gallués, Carlos Longo Areso, Esteban Martinez García, Javier Jimenez Fernández, Jesus Alustiza Cumba, Jesus Ayechu Redín, Antonio Manuel Gil Ruiz, Roberto Puente Lopategui
  • Publication number: 20130269299
    Abstract: A closure device operable to seal a vessel puncture and including a delivery member and a sealant material applicator. The delivery member is insertable through a tissue tract to the vessel puncture. The sealant material applicator is configured to supply a volume of sealant material to the delivery member and includes a housing, a plunger assembly, and at least one container. The housing includes at least first and second chambers, wherein the first chamber carries a first sealant component and the second chamber carries a second sealant component. The container is insertable into the first or second chamber and carries a third sealant component of the sealant material. The sealant material applicator creates flow communication between the container and at least one of the first and second chambers to mix the third sealant component with the first and second sealant components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: St. JUDE MEDICAL PUERTO RICO LLC
    Inventors: Edward E. Parsonage, Zachary J. Tegels, Martha Escobar, Russell D. Terwey, Troy T. White, Timothy M. McGlinch, Bernhard Kaeferlein
  • Publication number: 20130192174
    Abstract: A method is presented for fixing an opening device to a packaging container made of a composite film. The packaging container is a tubular bag, and the composite film includes a barrier layer and a further layer. The barrier layer is part of the composite film and the further layer includes a recess in the region of the opening device. The opening device is a connecting flange configured to be fixed to the composite film and includes a separating mechanism configured to sever the barrier layer to form a passage in the composite film. The further layer is arranged on the side facing away from the connecting flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Joerg P. Weltert, Dirk Ekenhorst
  • Publication number: 20130183769
    Abstract: Provided is a reagent accommodating/measuring cartridge for mixing and reacting a test specimen with a reagent and for measuring the reaction state thereof with the transmitted light, the cartridge comprising a plurality of transmitted-light measurement chambers having different optical path lengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: UNIVERSAL BIO RESEARCH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideji Tajima
  • Publication number: 20130174522
    Abstract: A method of retaining a longitudinally compressed flexible duct, the method includes removing at least one retaining strap from extending longitudinally about a flexible container retaining a longitudinally compressed flexible duct having a first end and a second end within the flexible container, the retaining strap extending about a first end and a second end of the flexible container. The method further includes securing choker about a circumference transverse to the longitudinally compressed flexible duct and the flexible container to circumferentially compress a portion of the longitudinally compressed flexible duct at a position intermediate of the first end and the second end of the longitudinally compressed flexible duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: William R. Gray
  • Publication number: 20130175273
    Abstract: A screw-on closure, and a dispensing fitment for a container neck have co-operating orientation means defining a predetermined relative rotating orientation of the closure with respect to the fitment when it is screwed onto a container neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: OBRIST CLOSURES SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Jamie Fox
  • Publication number: 20130165516
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel acetylcysteine compositions in solution, comprising acetylcysteine and which are substantially free of metal chelating agents, such as EDTA. Further, this invention relates to methods of making and using the acetylcysteine compositions. The present compositions and methods are designed to improve patient tolerance and compliance, while at the same time maintaining the stability of the pharmaceutical formulation. The compositions and methods of this invention are useful in the treatment of acetaminophen overdose, acute liver failure, various cancers, methacrylonitrile poisoning, reperfusion injury during cardio bypass surgery, and radiocontrast-induced nephropathy, and can also be used as a mucolytic agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: CUMBERLAND PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventor: Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130140208
    Abstract: A method of closing the distal end of an ampoule is shown. The ampoule has a variable diameter head portion having a locating surface and an opening. A septum is positioned on the opening and secured to the head portion with a ferrule using a plunger. The plunger exerts a force in a proximal direction to press the ferrule on the head portion until the press causes the ferrule to contact the locating surface. Further, the ampoule for use in a cartridge for a drug delivery device has non-standard dimensions to provide a coding system to reduce the risk of a user dispensing the wrong medicament from the drug delivery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Kerstine Hemmann
  • Publication number: 20130140352
    Abstract: A packing carton for packing pouch-type beverage containers stands on two sides, referred to as bottom surfaces, while in the open state and comprises halves which are open at their respective tops. Each bottom surface is delimited on four sides by carton sides, and the halves have a common longitudinal side, which is bent in the middle when in the open state, and comprises stiffening flaps on the transverse sides. The stiffening flaps are extensions on the transverse sides. A machine for closing such a packing carton is also disclosed, as well as a related method for closing the packing carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: INDAG Gesellschaft fur Industriebedarf mbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventor: INDAG Gesellschaft fur Industriebedarf mbH & Co
  • Publication number: 20130139479
    Abstract: Use of olefin-based plastic films for obtaining for obtaining roll tapes for closing containers, the films having a thickness in the range from 10 to 22 ?m, flexural rigidity (N·mm) in the range 0.5×10?2-4.5×10?2 neglecting a constant 1/[12×(1?v2)] being v the Poisson modulus, an elongation at break in MD, determined according to ASTM D 882, lower than 130%, a dimensional stability, determined according to the OPMA TC 4 standard at 130° C. for 5 minutes in air in MD in the range from 0 to ?10% and in TD from ?4 to +4%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: IRPLAST S.p.A.
    Inventor: IRPLAST S.p.A.
  • Patent number: 8449521
    Abstract: Methods for making an using convenience kits for hazardous drug (liquid) transfer from vials to syringes and target IV connectors. The following methods for making and using are disclosed: (1) Using a conventional plastic bag as a vial and vial adapter enclosing shroud. (2) Using of a flange (i.e. latch arm) free vial adapter which may, therefore, be used for a large variety of vial sizes. (3) Providing a seal about an access hole through which a vial adapter dispensing portion provides a closed fluid dispensing pathway. (4) Using the shrouding bag and an associated elastic band to provide desired stability of a spiked vial. (5) Accessing, measuring and transferring vial contents directly from a vial to a target IV container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: IntraVena, LLC
    Inventors: Gale H. Thorne, Jr., Gale H. Thorne, Kendall P. Thorne
  • Publication number: 20130125837
    Abstract: A heat generating device 100 including a heat generating element 10 and an enclosing material entirely enclosing the heat generating element 10. The heat generating element 100 includes a base sheet formed of a fibrous sheet containing superabsorbent polymer particles and hydrophilic fibers and a layer of a heat generative composition containing oxidizable metal particles on a side of the base sheet. The enclosing material includes a first cover sheet 4 and a second cover sheet 5 bonded together in their peripheral portions to provide a space therebetween in which the heat generating member 10 is placed. The heat generating element 10 in the space is in a non-fixed state to the enclosing material. The first cover sheet 4 has air permeability in part and is disposed on the side of the layer of the heat generative composition. The heat generating device 100 is capable of releasing steam from the side of the first cover sheet 4 during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Ueno, Hideo Kobayashi, Kazutoshi Ootsuka
  • Publication number: 20130064480
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to an instant closure mechanism comprising first and second flat, strip like sealing structures having a first orientation, first and opposing second ends; first and opposing second edges; a first pivot member dividing the sealing structures into an first and second portions, and a contour including at least one curved portion having a large gradual radius intersecting at least one of the first end and the second end. At least two second pivot members having an orientation perpendicular to the first orientation; a tab member enabled to pivot from a first flat position to a second bent position, and a sealing member coupled to the tab member via the horizontal pivot member. The sealing members are joined, providing a sealing interface, and whereby pivoting the tab member imparts a deformation of at least one of the two sealing structures resembling the contour of the first pivot members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Vishaal B. Verma
  • Publication number: 20130055688
    Abstract: A sealing station for a packaging machine for sealing a foil on to a packaging tray is provided. The sealing station comprises a sealing tool whereby the sealing tool is configured to apply a sealing force for sealing on to the foil and the packaging tray. The sealing tool includes an upper tray holding fixture and a lower tray holding fixture that are arranged at different heights, whereby each is configured for holding at least one packaging tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Multivac Sepp Haggenmuller GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Bernd JOKELE
  • Publication number: 20130047551
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a foam-in-bag dispensing system, including a dispensing apparatus operative to dispense foam precursor, the foam precursor being configured for expanding and solidifying into a polymeric foam, to a dispensing location between first and second web plies extending respectively on first and second sides of the dispensing apparatus; and a bag-status indicator associated for providing an indication to the operator indicative of the readiness of the bag for removal from the device for avoiding premature bag removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Pregis Intellipack Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Paul Jones
  • Publication number: 20130020321
    Abstract: A stopper and container body are molded in the same molding machine. An assembly device, such as a pick and place robot, transfers the stopper from one mold cavity into the opening in the container body located within another mold cavity, or vice versa, to assemble the stopper and container body. Then, the assembled container body and stopper are removed from the molding machine and transported to a needle filling and laser resealing station for filling and laser resealing. A laminar flow source directs a substantially laminar flow of air or sterile gas over the mold surfaces, stoppers and container bodies, and assembly device, to prevent contamination during assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Py