US 9,809,371 B2
Easy tear package
Paul Veternik, Munich (DE); Marcela Maia Lopez, Curitiba (BR); and Anderson Silva, Curitiba (BR)
Assigned to Intercontinental Great Brands LLC, East Hanover, NJ (US)
Appl. No. 14/769,926
Filed by INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC, East Hanover, NJ (US)
PCT Filed Mar. 10, 2014, PCT No. PCT/US2014/022397
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Aug. 24, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/164424, PCT Pub. Date Oct. 9, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/776,963, filed on Mar. 12, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0001950 A1, Jan. 7, 2016
Int. Cl. B65D 75/00 (2006.01); B65D 75/58 (2006.01); B65D 65/10 (2006.01); B65D 75/08 (2006.01); B65D 75/26 (2006.01); B65D 85/60 (2006.01)
CPC B65D 75/5888 (2013.01) [B65D 65/10 (2013.01); B65D 75/08 (2013.01); B65D 75/26 (2013.01); B65D 75/5827 (2013.01); B65D 75/5833 (2013.01); B65D 75/5844 (2013.01); B65D 85/60 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A consumable product package assembly comprising:
at least one consumable product;
a package for enclosing said product, said package including an elongate body portion surrounding said product and a longitudinal seal extending at least partially along the length of said body portion;
said seal having a pair of longitudinally spaced notches extending transversely from the distal edge of said seal to a fold line of the seal, said notches defining a grasping tab therebetween to initiate tearing of said body portion of said package transversely about said product;
said body portion further including at least one score location extending partially through the body portion and extending between said notches spaced from said fold line in a direction away from said seal to weaken the package thereat to facilitate controlled tearing of body portion.