P&G receives US patent for 'packaging device for packing stacked soft hygienic products into a plastic bag'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , June 19, 2013 () – United States Patent no. 8,464,502, issued on June 18, was assigned to The Procter and Gamble Co. (Cincinnati).

"Packaging device for packing stacked soft hygienic products into a plastic bag" was invented by Stephan Spiekers (Frankenhardt, Germany), Geert Ivo Coletta Maria Cloostermans-Huwaert (Hamme, Belgium), Andre Josephine Karel De Saert (Hamme, Belgium), Markus Port (Steinbach am, Germany), Ibrahim Ulas (Steinbach am, Germany) and Thomas Reinhold Albert Wessel (Ellwangen, Germany).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A packaging device for packing stacked soft hygienic products, e.g. sanitary napkins, panty liners or the like, into a plastic bag made of an endless film, has specific forming shoulder (21) and MD sealing unit (5) to produce a MD seal (35) at a closure edge (46) of the bag. Thus four integral side panels are available at the bag (WB) for imprinting."

The patent was filed on June 3, 2010, under Application No. 12/792,866.

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