US 9,809,336 B2
Method for forming packages
Shawn Christopher Pallotta, Maineville, OH (US); Jason Matthew Orndorff, Lawrenceburg, IN (US); Gavin John Broad, Liberty Township, OH (US); Adal Amine Tecleab, Cincinnati, OH (US); and Cullen Joseph Breithaupt, Cincinnati, OH (US)
Assigned to The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH (US)
Filed by The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH (US)
Filed on Feb. 26, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/776,761.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/604,076, filed on Feb. 28, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2013/0219832 A1, Aug. 29, 2013
Int. Cl. B65B 9/02 (2006.01); B65B 9/04 (2006.01); B65B 9/00 (2006.01)
CPC B65B 9/00 (2013.01) [B65B 9/023 (2013.01); B65B 9/042 (2013.01)] 26 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A process for making a package containing a consumer product comprising the steps of:
a) placing a first web of material having an original un-deflected configuration adjacent to an element having a cavity therein, and moving said first web of material over the element having the cavity therein; wherein the cavity is in the form of a continuous trough in the direction the web is moved;
b) temporarily deflecting a portion of the first web of material downward into the cavity to form a deflected portion of said first web of material, wherein said deflected portion of said first web of material is substantially free of plastic deformation;
c) depositing a product onto the first web of material;
d) placing a second web of material over the first web of material and the product; and
e) at least partially closing and sealing the first web of material having the deflected portion therein to said second web of material along one or more sealing lines.