US 9,809,332 B2
Lidding device
John Valencia, Johns Creek, GA (US); Patrick Shields, Tucker, GA (US); and Thomas Edward Zappa, Maplewood, MN (US)
Assigned to WestRock Shared Services, LLC, Norcross, GA (US)
Filed by WestRock Shared Services, LLC, Norcross, GA (US)
Filed on Mar. 15, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/832,606.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/721,933, filed on Nov. 2, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2014/0123607 A1, May 8, 2014
Int. Cl. B65B 7/00 (2006.01); B29C 65/00 (2006.01); B32B 37/00 (2006.01); C09J 5/02 (2006.01); B65B 51/10 (2006.01); B67B 1/00 (2006.01); B67B 3/00 (2006.01); B67B 5/00 (2006.01); B65B 7/28 (2006.01); B65B 5/02 (2006.01); B65D 77/20 (2006.01); B65D 77/22 (2006.01); B65D 81/34 (2006.01); B65D 51/16 (2006.01); B32B 29/00 (2006.01); B29C 65/02 (2006.01); B32B 27/10 (2006.01); B29C 65/48 (2006.01)
CPC B65B 5/024 (2013.01) [B65D 51/1672 (2013.01); B65D 77/2024 (2013.01); B65D 77/2032 (2013.01); B65D 77/225 (2013.01); B65D 81/3453 (2013.01); B29C 65/02 (2013.01); B29C 65/4815 (2013.01); B29C 66/53461 (2013.01); B32B 27/10 (2013.01); B32B 29/002 (2013.01)] 1 Claim
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A lidding device, comprising:
a first panel comprising a lid configured to cover and directly seal contents of a food container, the first panel comprising a venting system formed by a pinch to open feature comprising two vent features formed as perforated semi-circles that are pressed in for venting during heating and pinched to open the lid when heating is complete, wherein the first panel further comprises a food-facing side having a heat sealable coating on substantially the entirety of the food-facing side;
a second panel; and
a third panel comprising a bottom panel, wherein the second panel is connected to the first panel and the third panel via perforations for removal of the panels from one another.