US 11,053,046 B2
Methods and systems for identifying product
Brian Philip Carlson, Saint Paul, MN (US); Ryan A. Chernik, Saint Paul, MN (US); John Thomas Pelkey, Saint Paul, MN (US); Matthew Darold Lausted, Saint Paul, MN (US); and Anthony Lee Kramer, Saint Paul, MN (US)
Assigned to Ecolab USA Inc., Saint Paul, MN (US)
Filed by ECOLAB USA INC., Saint Paul, MN (US)
Filed on Sep. 25, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/714,498.
Application 15/714,498 is a continuation of application No. 14/755,424, filed on Jun. 30, 2015, granted, now 9,796,500.
Application 14/755,424 is a continuation of application No. 13/610,960, filed on Sep. 12, 2012, granted, now 9,105,203, issued on Aug. 11, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/534,433, filed on Sep. 14, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2018/0009565 A1, Jan. 11, 2018
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. B65D 5/42 (2006.01); G09F 23/00 (2006.01); G09F 7/00 (2006.01); G09F 3/00 (2006.01)
CPC B65D 5/4229 (2013.01) [G09F 3/00 (2013.01); G09F 7/00 (2013.01); G09F 23/00 (2013.01); G09F 23/0058 (2013.01); G09F 2023/0025 (2013.01); Y10T 29/49826 (2015.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A product container for holding a consumable product, comprising:
a housing including a product packaging for storing a consumable product;
the product packaging including:
a product identifier:
including product identification information comprising text or graphics, and
integrally forming or placed on a rigid portion of the product packaging, said rigid portion having a thickness greater than all other portions of the product packaging and one or more attachment members extending therefrom for securing the product packaging and product identifier in place, and
a deformable portion allowing the product packaging to deform due to the depletion of the consumable product; and
a window through a portion of the housing for viewing the product identification information.