Category: Technology Licenses
Created On: 2022-04-28
Record Count: 5
- Packaging & Containers
IPSCIO Report Record List
IPSCIO Record ID: 28811
As of February 24, 2013, two products have been added to the agreement.
The Licensor provides packaging solutions to maintain the natural shelf life of fresh fruits and vegetables.
The BreatheWay membrane increases shelf life and reduces shrink (waste) for retailers and, for certain products, eliminates the need for ice during the distribution cycle and helps to ensure that consumers receive fresh produce by the time the product makes its way through the supply chain.
In creating a product package, a BreatheWay membrane is applied over a small cutout section or an aperture of a flexible film bag or plastic tray. This highly permeable â€œwindowâ€ acts as the mechanism to provide the majority of the gas transmission requirements for the entire package. These membranes are designed to provide three principal benefits
BreatheWay packaging technology is designed to permit transmission of oxygen and carbon dioxide at 300 times the rate of conventional packaging films. The Company believes that these higher permeability levels will facilitate the packaging diversity required to market many types of fresh-cut and whole produce in many package sizes and configurations.
BreatheWay packaging can be tailored with carbon dioxide to oxygen transfer ratios ranging from 1.0 to 12.0 and selectively transmit oxygen and carbon dioxide at optimum rates to sustain the quality and shelf life of packaged produce. Other high permeability packaging materials, such as micro-perforated films cannot differentially control carbon dioxide permeability resulting in sub-optimal package atmosphere conditions for many produce products.
The Company has developed packaging that responds to higher oxygen requirements at elevated temperatures but is also reversible, and returns to its original state as temperatures decline. As the respiration rate of fresh produce also increases with temperature, the BreatheWay membraneâ€™s temperature responsiveness allows packages to compensate for the change in produce respiration by automatically adjusting gas permeation rates. By doing so, detrimental package atmosphere conditions are avoided and improved quality is maintained through the distribution chain.
IPSCIO Record ID: 1465
IPSCIO Record ID: 5685
The ability to chill a beverage is based on the theory of the latent heat of evaporation of liquefied gasses and the cooling of those gasses due to rapid expansion. The basic principles of evaporation and heat transfer dictate that as liquid coolant is vaporized it draws heat from the surrounding area, lowering the temperature of nearby materials. The proposed product consists of a cartridge of liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) that is held in place by a cartridge holder. The unit is then placed in a can, the can subsequently is filled and sealed. The cooling device will displace approximately 3.0 ounces of the fluid, so a 12 ounce can will contain 9.0 ounces of beverage with the cooling device installed. When the tab on the lid of the can is pulled a valve mechanism within the can triggers the CO2 capsule causing the gas to be discharged through diffusers of porous plastic into the beverage. The escaping CO2 forms into small particles of frozen snow at extremely cold temperatures and rapidly imparts a chilling action to the beverage, while carbonating the beverage. The amount of chilling and carbonation are adjustable depending on the requirements of the manufacturer. Greater chilling may be obtained by increasing the amount of liquid CO2. The amount of carbonation may be adjusted from no carbonation to several levels greater than now used in manufactured soft drinks.
IPSCIO Record ID: 27903
The Licensor custom blending dual dispensing head provides consumer packaged goods manufacturers with a dispensing technique permitting precision measured blending by the consumer of lotions, gels, creams, and liquids. Licensorâ€™s dispensers are used in personal care, over the counter, medications, household, pharmaceutical, automotive, industrial, home improvement, and food packaging industries.
IPSCIO Record ID: 5686