Separate Closure Patents (Class 53/478)
  • Patent number: 11407545
    Abstract: A sealing device for sealing a lid material to sealing areas of a blister web comprises a first, heated sealing tool and a second sealing tool arranged opposite each other and movable relative to each other. A first intermediate element of elastic material is attached to the first sealing tool on a side facing the second sealing tool, and a second intermediate element of thermally-insulating material is attached to the second sealing tool on a side facing the first sealing tool. The first and second sealing tools are movable relative to each other between an opened position and a closed position, in which at least sections of the first intermediate element and of the second intermediate element exert pressure on each other. In the closed sealing position, the first intermediate element rests on the lid material and the second intermediate element rests on lands of the blister web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Juergen Bitzer, Michael Dressle, Christian Rothfuss
  • Patent number: 11292625
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a positioning unit for positioning a container element in a container body, comprising a base plate of a rigid material, and a plunger skirt of a resiliently deformable material. A footprint surface of the base plate has a circumferential edge with a side edge portion comprising an inwardly curved segment. The plunger skirt is transformable between an unexpanded state and an expanded state by relative movement in relation to the base plate. The disclosure further relates to an attachment unit for attaching a container element to a container body and to an apparatus for attaching container elements to container bodies in a flow of containers. In addition, the disclosure relates to a method of positioning a container element in a container body by means of the positioning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Simon Holka, Per Hagelqvist
  • Patent number: 11204297
    Abstract: A method for determining whether a sealing area of a primary packaging container for an ophthalmic lens is unacceptable for properly sealing a foil to the sealing area is disclosed. The method involves comparing the temperature of an infrared image of the sealing area to a reference temperature to determine if the difference in temperature exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Felix Brinckmann, Gabriela Cocora, Nils Schweizer, Jens Wolfstaedter
  • Patent number: 10486165
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a column system for separation of particles comprising a reservoir section with a input opening; a filter section provided with a filter matrix and an output opening and a plunger having a first and a second end, the first end fitting into the reservoir section characterized in that the plunger is provided with at least one channel providing gaseous communication from the first end to the second end. The column system may be used for magnetic cell separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Miltengi Biotec, GmbH
    Inventors: Frederik Fritzsch, Philipp Steinbrück, Oliver Schilling, Ursula Bissa
  • Patent number: 10145905
    Abstract: A gas cell sealing method includes bonding step in which a bonding portion of a gas cell main body having an opening and a lid for closing the opening where a sealant for bonding the gas cell main body and the lid is provided is heated by converging a laser beam from a laser light source through an optical element, and the lid is bonded to the gas cell main body by applying pressure in a direction that presses the lid against the gas cell main body, the pressure being applied while the laser beam is being converged to the bonding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Eiichi Fujii, Kimio Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 9296505
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a packaging machine with a sealing station for sealing trays with a top film, where said sealing station comprises a sealing tool upper part and a tray carrier for lifting at least one tray to said sealing tool upper part. Said packaging machine according to the disclosure is characterized in that a transport means defines a transport plane for the tray bottom to be transported and is provided within an opening for said tray in said tray carrier in order to transport said tray in the transport plane along said tray carrier. The disclosure also relates to a corresponding method for operating a packaging machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Franz Osterrieder
  • Patent number: 9096334
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for capping and sealing a vial with a cap assembly including a deformable annular seal, e.g., a ferrule, is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a base for holding the vial, a pressure applying platen, plural sealing rollers and associated electronic circuitry and motors. The platen is arranged to be moved relative to the base, whereupon it engages and applies a force to the cap assembly. The load cell measures the force applied and provides a signal indicative thereof to the electronic circuitry. The electronic circuitry determines when a desired amount of force has been applied to control the operation of the rollers, whereupon the rollers apply a force to the annular seal to permanently crimp the annular seal on the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Genesis Packaging Technologies
    Inventors: F. William Bogle, Richard Spencer
  • Patent number: 9085400
    Abstract: A method for closing an opening in a container for food products, such as a tray or jar, has the processing steps of: A) arranging a flexible foil layer over the opening which protrudes outside the edge of the opening; B) urging the protruding part of the foil layer against the outer side of the container; and C) attaching the foil layer to the container. A packaging may also be manufactured using this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Abarka Packaging Solutions B.V.
    Inventor: Wilhelmus Henricus Maria Van Cuijk
  • Publication number: 20150114923
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover unit (10) for closing and sealing a container (1). The opening (9) is surrounded by a sealing edge (8). The cover unit has an adapter (11), a cover (12), and a sealing film (13). The adapter can be arranged on the container in the opening thereof or around said opening so as to leave the sealing edge exposed, and the adapter has a through-opening (22). The cover is removably arranged on the adapter. The sealing film is clamped between the cover and the adapter so as to cover the through-opening. The invention also relates to a container with such a cover unit and to a method for sealingly closing a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Horz
  • Publication number: 20150108023
    Abstract: A blister packaging for a pharmaceutical cartridge or capsule and methods of forming same are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Michael S. Bergey
  • Patent number: 8984846
    Abstract: A hand-held closure tool for closing a container. Based on the design of the inventive closure tool, a pair of wheels provides two points of contact between the closure tool and the container peripheral flange. This design feature stabilizes the closure tool as the container is moved in a circular fashion. The stability of the closure tool against the peripheral flange of the container enables the closure tool movement to be accomplished in a single, continuous motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Oriya Klein
  • Publication number: 20150044403
    Abstract: A composite film includes a nylon base film and a coextensive layer of adhesive composition that includes one or more polymers, wherein the one or more polymers taken together include in polymerized form: a) ethylene; b) one or more ester-containing monomers, constituting in a range from 5 to 50 wt % of the one or more polymers; and c) one or more carboxylic acid-containing monomers and optionally salt(s) thereof, constituting in a range from 0.5 to 20 wt % of the one or more polymers. A package may be prepared, including a lid made from the composite film heat sealed to a tray. A bag for packaging raw or processed meat may be made from the composite film. A food item may be contained in the package or bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Fenghua Deng, Moira Tayler, Julian Neal Robinson
  • Patent number: 8943784
    Abstract: It is a method for producing a food-filled and sealed container having a high product value, in which a container lid made of resin is not deformed after sealing. In this method for producing a food-filled and sealed container, after a food is filled in a container body (10) made of thermoplastic resin, the container is sealed by heat sealing a container lid (20) made of thermoplastic resin, and the container body (10) and/or the container lid (20) have sealing surfaces (13, 24) provided with a concavity or convexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Yakult Honsha, Shikoku Kakoki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Iseki, Masakatsu Kondo, Masao Kubo, Tomoyuki Masuda
  • Publication number: 20140331602
    Abstract: A contact lens package includes a first package layer, a second package layer, a lens receiving area defined between the first and second package layers, and first and second seal portions. The first seal portion extends around a first portion of the lens receiving area. The second seal portion extends around a second portion of the lens receiving area. The second seal portion has different sealing properties than the first seal portion. The first seal portion may include a releasable seal between the first and second package layers, and the second seal portion may include a permanent seal between the first and second package layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen D. Newman
  • Patent number: 8869973
    Abstract: A system and method for providing adhesive to a pre-formed blister tray having shoulders and recesses between the shoulders, the system having at least one pallet, each pallet of the at least one pallet having with holes to accommodate recesses within the blister tray and support for the shoulders of the blister tray; a pallet loading station for loading the pallet with the pre-formed blister tray; a printer unit for printing adhesive to the shoulders of the blister tray; a drying station for drying the adhesive; and an unloading station for unloading blister trays with adhesive printed on the shoulders thereof. Further a pallet for use in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Indsale Limited
    Inventors: Paul Marks, Michael J. Markiewicz
  • Publication number: 20140260114
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for sealing a cover onto a container. This system includes a die comprising a surface into which is formed a container receiving cavity and a groove. The system also includes a seal comprising a groove insert member comprising a body and a neck formed at one end of the body and a contact member comprising a first end and side walls extending to a second end, where the contact member is connected to the neck at the first end, the first end being wider than the neck to form two opposing edges that extend laterally from the neck, where the groove insert member is removably seated in the groove so that the two opposing edges rest on the surface to seal the groove. Also disclosed is a seal and a method of sealing a cover onto a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: IDEAL MACHINE
    Inventor: Kyley Black
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8807374
    Abstract: A metal closure is described, in the form of a foil lid (1) bonded to a metal annular component (such as a container body or separate intermediate ring). The foil lid (1) and annular component are made of dissimilar metals, with the closure adapted to prevent bimetallic corrosion at the interface between the dissimilar metals of the foil lid and the annular component. The closure is adapted such that the lid comprises a peripheral wall which is upstanding from the annular component such that a gap is maintained between the annular component and an exposed metal peripheral edge of the lid. Further aspects of the invention include: i. a method for making such a metal closure; and ii. an apparatus for making such a metal closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas James Caunter, Ian Maxwell
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140215973
    Abstract: The invention concerns an apparatus for sealing an open end of a cardboard based container containing a powder, wherein the apparatus comprises: a welding unit configured to fasten a lid to the container, said welding unit comprising an inductive welding energy generator for melting of a weldable layer that forms part of the container and/or the lid; and transporting means configured to transport a flow of containers to and from the welding unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: A & R Carton Lund AB
    Inventors: Per Hagelqvist, Lennart Larsson
  • Patent number: 8793968
    Abstract: A spice container and method of making same is provided. The spice container includes a plastic container body and a plastic lid ultrasonically welded to an open end of the container body. The method of making the spice container includes molding the container body from plastic as a one-piece construction. However, during molding, prior to cooling, the container body has a rectangular outer periphery proximate a closed end and an outer periphery at an opposite end having at least one side that bows radially outward. After molding and after cooling, the outer periphery proximate the opposite end has a generally rectangular shape as the bowed side cools and shrinks to a generally straight side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: J.L. Clark, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward P. Cronin, George Solowiejko
  • Patent number: 8784920
    Abstract: In one embodiment of an apparatus and process for packaging foodstuffs or other materials in a rigid container sealed by a flexible cover, a desired quantity of material to be packaged containing or together with some water or other liquid is placed in the container, the flexible cover is secured on the container so as to leave at least one unsealed opening, the container is heated and/or placed in a partial vacuum to bring the liquid above its boiling point to cause or permit vapor generated by the boiling liquid to expel other gases from the container through the unsealed opening, and the container is sealed while gas or vapor is still flowing out of the container through the unsealed opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: St. Dalfour SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Francois M. Bardou, Roland Guezennec, Jean-Pierre Lhommond
  • Publication number: 20140166682
    Abstract: A container and closure assembly is provided. A projecting rim surrounds an opening into the container and includes a rim sealing surface. The closure is provided for covering the container opening. The closure is formed from a support ring dimensioned to surround the rim of the container and a sealing membrane. The ring includes a ring sealing surface positioned concentric with the rim sealing surface. The membrane is sealed to the rim sealing surface and further sealed to the ring sealing surface. The seal of the membrane to the rim sealing surface is separable upon removal of the ring from its position surrounding the rim of the container, while the seal of the membrane to the ring remains in place upon ring removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott William Huffer
  • Patent number: 8746490
    Abstract: A package film is provided for attaching to a base member to define a package. The package film construction includes a top layer having a top surface and a bottom surface. A removable adhesive is provided having a defined pattern applied below the bottom surface. A polyethylene (PE) emulsion layer is provide that covers at least a portion of the adhesive pattern, with the PE emulsion layer being heat sealable to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott William Huffer, Donovan Young
  • Patent number: 8720165
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing syringes. Said method comprises fixing a needle to a syringe body by use of an adhesive followed by subjecting the syringes thus obtained to heat treatment. The invention further relates to a method of reducing leachables and/or extractables in prefilled syringes, said method comprising heat treating pre-fabricated syringes at a temperature of at least 40° C. before filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Hexal AG
    Inventor: Peter Skufca
  • Patent number: 8646244
    Abstract: A container comprises a plastic blister with a first planar peripheral edge and a formed, first open-sided volume extending from the plane of the peripheral edge joined with a paperboard tray with a second planar peripheral edge, the paperboard tray having a plurality of panels connected at fold lines and forming a second open-sided volume. The container has means for joining the first planar peripheral edge of the plastic blister and the second planar peripheral edge of the paperboard tray so that the first and second volumes form a combined container volume. The paperboard tray may be a wedge-shaped tray, with greater depth at one end than at the other end. The container may be filled and sealed on conventional equipment used for blister packages with minor changes in tooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Tegrant Alloyd Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Giaia Lee Ludwig, Scott Niedzwiecki, Danny Corral, Tim Ridley, Vishal Malhotra
  • Patent number: 8635839
    Abstract: A method for producing containers filled with liquids, wherein the containers are filled with the liquid and closed with a keg fitting, includes supplying the keg fitting to the container by means of a relative movement between the container and the keg fitting and connecting the keg fitting with the container. A cleaning treatment of the keg fitting is carrier out at least prior to or during the supply process or the connection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Rupert Meinzinger
  • Patent number: 8631630
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure head for container closure machines (1) for closing bottles or similar containers with closures, having a head part, having a receptacle formed on a head part and open on the bottom of the closure head and the head part for one closure each, wherein the receptacle forms at least one radial and at least one axial contact surface relative to an axis of the receptacle for the closure received in the receptacle, and wherein the radial contact surface for at least force-fit retaining of the closure in the receptacle is formed of at least one displaceable segment displaceable at least radially to the axis of the receptacle at least in the area of the radial contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Matthias Naaber
  • Patent number: 8617674
    Abstract: A multi-layer sheet designed for the sealing of a container (10) made of glass by heat sealing on the sealing ring (12) of the container treated by means of oxides and/or of metal salts comprises at least a support layer (21) and a lower layer (22) made of a polymeric heat-sealable material onto which is grafted an unsaturated carboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Amcor Flexibles Selestat SAS
    Inventors: Alain Grayer, Guy Boiron
  • Publication number: 20130327670
    Abstract: The invention concerns an injection moulded packaging (1) comprising a plastic material container (2), such as a polypropylene container, and a lid (3), said lid (3) comprising a first portion (10) in the form of a plastic material film and an injection moulded plastic material second portion (20), said second portion (20) being adapted to be heat sealed to a rim (6) of said container (2) by heating the plastic material (30) of said second portion (20) in a peripheral edge region (4) of said lid (3) to a heat sealing temperature T, said first (10) and second (20) portions being integrally connected, such as through an IML-process, said first portion (10) defining an upper surface (11) of said lid (3) facing away from said container (2). The first portion (10) covers said second portion (20) at least along said peripheral edge region (4), said first portion (10) including along said peripheral edge region (4) a layer (12) of a plastic material which is dimensionally stable at said heat sealing temperature T.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: SUPERFOS A/S
    Inventor: Lars S. Frederiksen
  • Publication number: 20130248406
    Abstract: A security packaging that provides a multi-panel packaging structure that displays a visual indication if package tampering has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Kenneth Glinert
  • Publication number: 20130232917
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cartridge (1) for recycling medical waste, which includes a body (2) of recyclable material with a closed shape, the inner structure of which is divided into multiple compartments that define chambers (3) closed by each one of the ends thereof, with axes that are parallel to one another and to the axis of the cartridge (1) and a heat-shrinkable plastic material (4) which covers the cartridge (1) at least on the sides. The invention relates to a waste container (5) which includes at least one waste-recycling cartridge (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: SARAITO, S.L.
    Inventor: Silverio Dueñas Sanchez
  • Patent number: 8468786
    Abstract: A food package for sliced food products to be maintained with a fluffed appearance, the package including a rigid base member forming a compartment for receiving the food product and a rigid lid sealed to the compartment. Advantageously, the base member includes a bottom wall and side wall portions that are configured to engage the food product to hold the slices in a fluffed arrangement thereof. Preferably, one or more tapered side wall portions hold the food product upwardly toward the lid and inwardly toward a center of the package. In preferred embodiments, the base member and lid provide a rigid-rigid construction of the food package. In preferred embodiments, the food package is also configured to stand-up in a vertical display orientation and does not require the food product be contained within a sealed pouch within the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Bonita May Hinze, Chad Michael Evenson, Andrew Scott Ives
  • Patent number: 8459445
    Abstract: A contact lens package includes a substrate, wherein the substrate includes a color component configured to provide a contamination detecting contrast to the substrate. Additionally, the color component provides a psychological message of cleanliness so as to reinforce compliance with good hygiene practices, or to provide a unique selling point for the finished product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Menicon, Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Stephen D. Newman
  • Publication number: 20130104505
    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: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Berry Plastics Corporation
  • Patent number: 8424275
    Abstract: A sealed plastic container and a method for producing it are provided. The method for producing the sealed plastic container includes the steps of providing a container body having an end, providing a closure member having a skirt, inserting the closure member into the container body, heating the closure member skirt and container body end, and rolling the closure member skirt top and container end inward thereby fusing the closure member to the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Huhtamaki, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne F. Schneider
  • Patent number: 8407972
    Abstract: A container sealing apparatus 10 comprises an electrically conductive linearly displaceable cutting member 14 operable to cut a portion 18 of sealing material from a web 16 and an independently linearly displaceable transfer member 42 comprising an electrically insulating material and extendible relative to the cutting member 14 to transfer the cut portion 18 of sealing material to an open top of a container 12 to be sealed. An induction coil 52 produces an induction field 54 for heating the cut portion 18 of sealing material, either directly or indirectly, by induction heating to seal the cut portion 18 of sealing material to the open top of the container 12. The linearly displaceable transfer member 42 holds the cut portion 18 of sealing material against the open top of the container 12 during induction heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Relco UK Ltd
    Inventors: Mark Gill, Paul Gill, Richard William Adams, Daniel Vanko, Keith Leslie Harman
  • Patent number: 8381491
    Abstract: There is provided an improved vial lid fastening device capable of reliably completing lid fastening in a short time. The vial lid fastening device 30 has a lid rotating device 51, a lid placing member 52, 53, a transporting device 55, 56, a first lid body reservoir 115, 116, a vial lid holding and supplying device 57, and a vial discharging device 58. A lid body 3 slides on an inclined flat surface 102 to reach a terminal mechanism part 101, and a stepped section 31 of the lid body 3 engages a stepped section holder 105. The lid body 3 is grasped by chuck claws 35 and is rotated as engaged to the terminal mechanism part 101 of the stepped section holder 105. Then, one of rotation regulating protrusions 28a, 28b of the lid body 3 is allowed to collide with a rotation preventing member 107 of the lid placing member 52. Thus, position determination in a rotation direction is performed with reference to the rotation regulating projections 28a, 28b and such position is maintained fixedly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Yuyama Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Naoki Koike, Takafumi Imai, Minoru Tano, Yoshinori Maeji
  • Patent number: 8381497
    Abstract: A method for producing a package using a traysealer is provided, wherein the package includes a container, at least two sealing films and a plurality of products, of which a first product is located in the container and a second product between two sealing films. The first product is moved into the container upstream of a sealing station, the second product is moved onto a first sealing film before the container, the sealing film and the products are supplied together with a second sealing film, which is located above the first sealing film, to the sealing station. The first sealing film moves above and spaced apart from the container and the first product until the sealing station is reached. In the sealing station the container, the first sealing film and the second sealing film are subsequently sealed to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Multivac Sepp Haggenmuller GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Scheibel, Armin Beckel
  • Publication number: 20130042578
    Abstract: The present invention provides, inter alia, a method of filling and sealing a beverage container, the method comprising the steps of: a) dispensing a predetermined amount of beverage, preferably wine, into an open-topped container having a circular rim, preferably a plastics wine glass, to leave a headspace above the beverage in the container; b) temporarily tacking a generally flat flexible film lid sized to fit over the open top to the rim of the container at at least one position around the rim while leaving the remainder of the rim free; c) engaging the tacked lid to cause flexure thereof to create a gap between the lid and the rim on one side; d) dispensing an inert gas, preferably nitrogen, through the gap so created and into the headspace to displace air therefrom; and e) bringing a heat sealer into engagement with the lid to heat seal the lid to the rim about its entire circumference, thereby trapping the inert gas within the headspace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Guy JACKSON-EBBEN, James Nash
  • Publication number: 20120324836
    Abstract: A method of applying a liner to a container mouth in a hot-fill operation, said method comprising the steps of: placing the liner over a mouth sealing surface of the container; heating the liner by induction or conduction; and cooling the liner immediately thereafter while biasing the liner against the mouth sealing surface for a sufficient length of time to permit curing and sealing of the liner to the mouth sealing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Phoenix Closures, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert R. MILLER, Len Ekkert
  • Patent number: 8327608
    Abstract: A method of covering, preventing debris and insects from entering, minimizing heat transfer, and stabilizing a cup or can filled with a liquid beverage material, and device therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Ebitz
  • Patent number: 8308003
    Abstract: A seal for a container for comestibles, especially potable liquids, and in particular for use for sealing polyester containers such as bottles, which is suitable for passage through a PET recycling process, comprises a metal foil layer, a foam layer and a plastics film layer as well as a heat sealable layer below the foil. The foam is selected for its density and thickness so is to confer upon the seal a high buoyancy. The adhesion a between the foam and the foil is increased compared to currently available products, in order to prevent de-lamination between the foil and the foam during the recycling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David John O'Brien, Victor Sachs, Andrew Fenwick McLean
  • Publication number: 20120266462
    Abstract: Method for the sealed assembly of an electronic housing containing one or more electronic components, the method including: assembling the housing by bringing a support, to which the electronic components are fixed, in contact with a cover by means of a mixture including a paste and nanoparticles in suspension in said paste, the size of the nanoparticles ranging from 10 to 30 nm; and closing the housing in a sealed manner by heating the housing to a temperature T of between 150° C. and 180° C. making it possible to sinter the metal nanoparticles, while subjecting the housing to a pressure greater than 2.5×105 Pa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: THALES
    Inventors: Claude Drevon, Olivier Vendier, Walim Ben Naceur
  • Patent number: 8201385
    Abstract: A covering substrate which is inexpensive to manufacture and adhere to a container yet provides a hygienic environment at a top portion of the container as well as provides multiple promotional or advertising surfaces. A covering substrate capable of being bonded to a rim of a container, the container including a top wall and the rim extending beyond the top wall defining a top portion of the container, the covering providing a hygienic environment at the top portion of the container, including a substrate, a heat seal coating laminated to the substrate and disposed for bonding the substrate to the container substantially along the perimeter of the rim, and a bondable material layered in part to the substrate opposite the heat seal coating, a portion of the bondable material defining a tab therein substantially contained within the perimeter of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Fenwick McLean
  • Patent number: 8191339
    Abstract: An automated medication preparation system for preparing a prescribed dosage of medication in a drug delivery device includes a plurality of stations for receiving, handling and processing the drug delivery device so that the prescribed dosage of medication is delivered to the drug delivery device and a transporting device that receives and holds more than one drug delivery device and moves the drug delivery devices in a controlled manner from one station to another station. The system is configured so that two or more separate drug delivery devices can be acted upon at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: FHT, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Tribble, Joel A. Osborne, Abdul Wahid Khan, Edward J. Lefebre
  • Patent number: 8161715
    Abstract: A packaging device for packaging a foodstuff within a receptacle includes an inerting unit having an empty zone, walls of the empty zone configured to receive an upper portion of the receptacle, and the walls being made of a porous material capable of passing an inert gas under pressure, and a closure means retractably disposed above the inerting unit, wherein the inerting unit is configured to pass the inert gas through the walls and into the receptacle, and the closure means is configured to retractably extend into the empty zone to seal the passed inert gas within a headspace volume of the upper portion of the receptacle disposed the foodstuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: 1/4 VIN
    Inventors: Pascal Carvin, Christian Mura
  • Publication number: 20120067896
    Abstract: A resealable and disposable package assembly is described. The assembly includes a container and a multilayer cover laminate that are bonded to one another to initially seal the contents of the package. The package can then be easily opened by at least partially separating the cover laminate along a predesignated interface. The package can be reliably and effectively sealed by recontacting the previously separated cover portions to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Martin Daffner, Bassam Hallak
  • Publication number: 20120048825
    Abstract: Long-term packaging using a combination of an induction seal and a reseal without release layers, both of which are activated by the induction heating process. The exemplary induction seal comprises a laminate of a heat-sealing layer, an aluminum foil layer, and a foam backing The exemplary reseal comprises a low-density polyethylene foam core sandwiched between first and second layers of solid low-density polyethylene film. The reseal deforms during the induction heating process to be shaped to engage the outer and inner peripheral surfaces of the finish, so that the reseal is hermetic even after the induction seat is removed. Preferred containers are PETE with PP compression closures. Replaceable desiccant and oxygen scavengers may used with food or other contained material. Precise timing of induction heating is required to achieve the desired result. Kits for making such packaging are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Kristi Bina Averett
  • Publication number: 20120012491
    Abstract: A package is disclosed comprising a blister attached to a paperboard card, wherein the paperboard card has a curved shaped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: Michael P. Wade