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1. (WO2018222859) PACKAGING MACHINE AND MODULAR ATTACHMENT FOR USE WITH A PACKAGING MACHINE FOR PROVIDING MODULAR VENTED OPENING PACKAGE SEALING

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/222859    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/035372
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 01 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: B65B 61/00
B65B 59/04
B65B 9/04
B65B 41/16
B65B 7/16
B65B 31/04
B65B 51/10
B65B 47/00
B65B 55/10
B65B 61/06
B65D 75/32
Applicants: ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION
Inventors: KUA, Hooi, Guan
KOED, Hean, Huat
FOTIS, Nicholas, Gus
PENNY, Danny, W.
Title: PACKAGING MACHINE AND MODULAR ATTACHMENT FOR USE WITH A PACKAGING MACHINE FOR PROVIDING MODULAR VENTED OPENING PACKAGE SEALING
Abstract:
A modular attachment (250) is provided to attach to a packaging machine (200) for forming a vent opening (601) in a packaging film (220) used for packaging an item via a packaging machine (200), and attaching a semipermeable or permeable vent covering material (301) over the vent opening (601). The vent opening (601) with the attached vent covering material (301) may allow for sterilization of medical devices, medical equipment or other medical supplies while packaged within the packaging film (220). The modular attachment (250) may include features for forming the vent opening (601) in the packaging film (220) during delivery of the packaging film (220) for use in the packaging process, delivering the covering material (301) to the location of the vent opening (601), cutting the covering material (301) to size for covering the vent opening (601), and attaching the vent covering material (301) to the packaging film (220) so as to cover the vent opening (601).