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Francis J Bensur, Jeffrey M Schuetz, Richard Frederick Jaisle: Package having re-sealable end closure and method for making same. Sonoco Development, Alston & Bird, January 7, 2003: US06502986 (61 worldwide citation)

A package having a re-sealable seal is formed from a flexible sheet having its opposite longitudinal edge portions sealed together to form a tubular structure with a permanent longitudinal seal. Two permanent end seals are formed transversely across the tubular structure to seal the product inside t ...


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Scott W Huffer, Jeffrey M Schuetz: Packaging with incorporated temporary tattoo. Sonoco Development, Drinker Biddle & Reath, October 1, 2002: US06457585 (51 worldwide citation)

A temporary tattoo is releaseably incorporated into a multi-ply re-sealable package capable of holding comestibles. The temporary tattoo is incorporated into the package between the plies and contains a tattoo ink printed either flexo or gravure and, once removed from the resealable package, is mois ...


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Keith Rea, Lawrence E Renck: Easy-opening closure for retortable container. Sonoco Development, Alston & Bird, June 6, 2006: US07055713 (49 worldwide citation)

A retortable container and an easy-opening closure for hermetic sealing of an open end thereof. The closure includes a metal end ring adapted to be double seamed to an open end of the retortable container, an intermediate area extending radially inward and defining an opening to an interior of the c ...


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Scott W Huffer, Jeffrey M Schuetz: Bag with reusable built-in closure tab. Sonoco Development, Drinker Biddle & Reath, February 11, 2003: US06517243 (48 worldwide citation)

A bag having a built-in closure tab is defined. The closure tab is formed from the outer layer of the laminate which makes up the bag. When a user of the bag wishes to close the bag, the user folds or rolls the sides of the bag together down the side of the bag having the tab. The tab is partially s ...


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J Mark Morrow: Twist bottom dispenser. Sonoco Development, Bullwinkel Partners, September 4, 2001: US06283339 (46 worldwide citation)

A two-part dispenser for attachment to the bottom of a cylindrical container for dispensing a pre-calibrated amount of powdered or granular product from the container by twisting or rotating one part of the dispenser with respect to the container. The dispenser comprises a generally cup-shaped membe ...


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Robert Charles Hebert, Scott William Huffer, Barry Roland Reese, John A Prizzi: Flexible packaging structure with a built-in opening and reclose feature, and method for making same. Sonoco Development, Alston & Bird, May 18, 2010: US07717620 (45 worldwide citation)

A flexible packaging laminate is formed to have a built-in opening and reclose feature by forming the laminate as a two-part structure having an outer structure joined in face-to-face relation with an inner structure. Score lines are formed in both structures to enable an opening to be formed throug ...


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Kenan J Clougherty, Teddy M Westphal: Overpressure relief valve for packaging container. Sonoco Development, Bullwinkel Partners, December 16, 2003: US06662827 (45 worldwide citation)

A membrane type pressure relief valve for packaging containers. The valve comprises a plastic overlay that is formed in a way that causes the center portion of the valve to be pre-stressed when applied to a base sheet or a package wall. The forming of the overlay and its subsequent deformation after ...


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James W Lowry, Jeffrey M Schuetz, Krishnaraju Varadarajan: Bag laminate with a removable sticker portion. Sonoco Development, Drinker Biddle & Reath, May 7, 2002: US06383592 (44 worldwide citation)

A film bag is disclosed for containing articles, such as candies, food and other items. The film bag is made from a laminate that includes an inner layer and an outer layer with printed indicia formed on it. The outer layer includes a fixed portion which is attached to the inner layer with a permane ...


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John Ellis Bacon: Reduced diameter double seam for a composite container. Sonoco Development, Alston & Bird, October 26, 1999: US05971259 (43 worldwide citation)

A hermetic, composite container including a non-metallic composite container body and a metal end which are joined by a double seam. The double seam has reduced dimensions resulting in significant savings in material. The metal end is formed of a low basis weight metal having a thickness of less tha ...


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Scott Huffer: Vented bag for microwave cooking. Sonoco Development, Drinker Biddle & Reath, October 28, 2003: US06637939 (39 worldwide citation)

A microwave cooking container includes a bag portion having an open end for access to an interior of the bag and a closure mechanism for sealing the open end having elongated interfitting elements extending adjacent the open end of the bag. The container also includes a valve assembly providing cont ...