Patents Examined by Jes F. Pascua
  • Patent number: 10315804
    Abstract: A method for making a film bag with reinforced bag seams includes a film extruder that produces a continuous tube of film. A flattener produces a continuous web of flattened film which has an upper surface and a lower surface. A fold maker has a receiving portion positioned above the web and a displacing portion is positioned below the web that moves cyclically upward to a first position to locate a portion of the web into the receiving portion, thereby forming a fold. A fold retention device prevents the fold from opening. A presser flattens the fold against the web. A sealer seals through the fold, forming a reinforced bag seam. A cutter severs a sealed portion from an unsealed portion of the web. A transport mechanism moves the film from the extruder, through the flattener, into the fold maker, beneath the presser, into the sealer and to the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Brian Tan, David H. G'Sell, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10315816
    Abstract: A hydration reservoir is provided. The hydration reservoir may include at least two panels of resilient material joined together at edges to define a bladder and a bladder volume for storing a liquid. The at least two panels may be deformable as the bladder is emptied of liquid. One of the at least two panels may be molded into a three-dimensional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a r.l.
    Inventors: Rawmin Ehyai, John Bemis Sears, Tabita Verumen
  • Patent number: 10301073
    Abstract: A soft transfer case for biological and chemical material is provided. The transfer case includes a film-laminated, woven textile exterior layer as a pouch resembling an open cylinder. The cylinder is capable of being clamped at each end of the cylinder. A pouch shaped and single open end elastomeric bladder capable of containing biological and chemical material can be contained by the exterior layer. The bladder requires only one seam which is used to permanently seal the open end with the material contained therein. Upon pressurization of the bladder, the exterior layer expands and a restraining force is generated between the textile layer and the clamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Paul V Cavallaro, Andrew W Hulton, Gregory J Gudejko, Dustin T Green
  • Patent number: 10301098
    Abstract: A thermal bag comprising a thermal bag body and a thermal bag cover. The bag cover is connected to the bag body via a connecting member in an openable manner. The bag body comprises an inner bag (2), and outer bag (3) and a thermal layer (5) between the outer bag and the inner bag. A receiving cavity is provided inside the inner bag for receiving articles to be kept warm or cold. An inner bag platform is provided corresponding to an upper portion of the thermal layer between an upper side of the inner bag and an inner side of the outer bag. An abutting platform is provided corresponding to the inner bag platform on the bag cover which abuts against the inner bag platform when the bag cover is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Binghua Luo
  • Patent number: 10292471
    Abstract: A bag expander is preliminarily inserted into a bag when the bag is in a compressed condition, such as for shipping and/or storage. The expander is expanded within the bag when the bag is to be expanded such as for purposes of display for sale. The expander includes side walls which are positionable against the bag interior and coupling members articularly connected together and to the side walls. One or more rubber bands or other spring mechanisms are coupled to the members to urge them apart when the expansion is desired. The members are folded when the bag is compressed and expanded by the rubber band or the like to expand the bag to its expanded displayable condition. Sliding mechanisms are connected either (a) on and within the interior of the members or (b) between the members and the side walls to provide a selected sliding movement (a) amongst the members themselves or (b) between the members and the side walls to enable the expander to be placed in its collapsed or extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Martin Zoland
  • Patent number: 10293984
    Abstract: A plastic bag having a zipper-type closure which includes opposing closure members which each has a plurality of projections. The projections of the closure members are configured for interlocking and sealing engagement when the zipper is closed. At least one of the projections on one of the closure members is in one embodiment made of a softer material than at least one of the other projections. In some embodiments, the soft projection(s) are not configured for close tolerance fit with complementary mating projections. In some embodiments, the closure is used in combination with a slider. The closure can include deformations for providing tactile or audible feedback against movement of the slider. The closure can include slider rails at a top edge margin to minimize the size of the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Inteplast Group Corporation
    Inventors: Ben Tseng, Kelvin Yang, Jyh-yao Raphael Li
  • Patent number: 10293983
    Abstract: A garbage bag set for improving trash maintenance and management. The garbage bag set includes a plurality of detachably interconnected garbage bags configured to be simultaneously seated within an existing trash receptacle. Such detachably interconnected garbage bags include at least a first garbage bag and a second garbage bag wherein the first garbage bag is removably lined with the second garbage bag. In this manner, the detachably interconnected garbage bags are coextensively shaped. The detachably interconnected garbage bags are further configured such that the first garbage bag is detached from the second garbage bag while the second garbage bag remains seated within the existing trash receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Trish Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10293985
    Abstract: A storage bag includes at least one zipper profile provided adjacent to an opening to the interior of the bag. The at least one zipper profile has opposing closure elements that respectively interlock with each other. The storage bag also includes a slider with at least one opening member and at least one detent on at least one end of the bag. The at least one detent is configured to engage with the at least one opening member of the slider to provide a leak-proof end seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Turvey, Lawrence C. Stanos, Bryan L. Ackerman, Christina J. Korinda, Caitlin M. Hanson
  • Patent number: 10287064
    Abstract: A plastic bag comprising a welded segment at its closure which comprises sealing projections and interlocking projections to form a high integrity seal at the closure edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Inteplast Group Corporation
    Inventors: Garth Bielke, Natee Tasadoug
  • Patent number: 10279960
    Abstract: A portable bag is provided, comprising: a plurality of surfaces; at least two handling openings, the at least two handling openings being integrally defined on at least one of the plurality of surfaces; and an interior liner further defining the interior compartment of the portable bag, the interior liner being positioned intermediate the interior compartment and the plurality of surfaces, at least two portions of the interior liner being inset relative to the plurality of surfaces to define respective cavities substantially aligned with the at least two handling openings. An associated assembly is also provided, including the portable bag further comprising a set of eyelets positioned on each of the front and rear surfaces of the plurality of surfaces and the assembly further comprising a portable bag dispenser comprising at least two portions configured to slidably extend through the set of eyelets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark J. Davidson
  • Patent number: 10266308
    Abstract: A reclosable pouch in combination with an elongate closure mechanism. The elongate closure mechanism includes a first base member disposed along a first sidewall. A pair of interlocking members extends from a first surface of the first base member, and are parallel to each other with a space therebetween. A plurality of partial indentations is disposed along a second surface of the first base member, extending longitudinally between the opposite ends of the elongate closure mechanism, and being visible between the opposite ends of the elongate closure mechanism. The pair of interlocking members extending from the first base member occlude and deocclude with a pair of interlocking members extending from the second base member, in order to resealably close the mouth. The plurality of partial indentations remains visible during the occluding and deoccluding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Ackerman, James C. Pawloski
  • Patent number: 10266338
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an overlap-structured container bag having an inner bag inserted into an outer bag. In the overlap-structured container bag comprises: (A1) weaving fabric used for a container bag of a hollow structure while a plurality of vertical reinforcing portions are formed; (A2) cutting container bag fabric in unit length; (A3) forming at least one of the lateral reinforcing portion on the inner bag when either one of the upper or lower portion of the cut container bag is selected as the inner bag; (A4) placing the inner bag into the outer bag by turning the open end of the outer bag inside out when the other one where the lateral reinforcing portion is not formed is selected as the outer bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Chan kyung Park
  • Patent number: 10266328
    Abstract: Flexible containers having removable portions, such as tear tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Lee Mathew Arent, Joseph Craig Lester, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Jun You, Scott Kendyl Stanley, Andrew Paul Rapach
  • Patent number: 10266307
    Abstract: An equipment containment and transport assembly (20, 120) includes an open-top equipment-receiving primary bag (22, 122) having upstanding sidewall structure (26, 126) equipped with lifting lug openings (30, 130), and a bottom wall (28, 128). The assembly (20, 120) further has a flexible sleeve (24, 124), which is secured to the sidewall structure (26, 126) and is shiftable between a ready position surrounding the sidewall structure (26, 126) and a deployed position extending upwardly for closure or the assembly (20, 120). When deployed, the sleeve (24, 124) covers the lug openings (30, 130). The assembly (20, 120) is particularly useful for containment and shipping of electrical transformers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Andax Industries LLC
    Inventors: Patrick F. McAtarian, Mark McAtarian
  • Patent number: 10258125
    Abstract: An animal resistant bear bag (100) is comprised of a laminate (400) configuration comprised of specially formulated ballistic grade Spectra fabric (200), EVA (300), ethylene vinyl acetate and specially formulated Kevlar correctional grade fabric. The lamination process may involve various temperature ranges and various rolling and/or compression techniques. A bear and critter bag may contain food intended for human consumption and is designed and constructed to prevent bears and other animals from accessing, eating or otherwise absconding with the contained food. Animal resistance is enhanced by the use of use of four or so Spectra thread seams and the use of specially constructed cord. A uniquely designed access and closure system allows humans quick access to bag contents while solving the problem of using laminate that is too rigid to cinch closed with traditional systems. An exterior closing sleeve (500) may extend beyond the main bag assembly (600).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BEAR SAGA LLC
    Inventor: Thomas A Cohen
  • Patent number: 10259615
    Abstract: A bag including a containment portion having an opening to receive items, a bag seal at an end of the bag opposite the opening, a handle seal at an end of the containment portion opposite the opening, the handle seal located between the bag seal and the opening, and a handle in a handle body formed between the handle seal and the bag seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Baldwin, Barlow & Baring Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Sale, Tara J. Saville, Jay B. Paulson
  • Patent number: 10258129
    Abstract: A bag having a quick release zipper lock. The bag has an internal compartment with a zipper closure. A locking rod is secured to an inner side of the zipper slider of the zipper closure. A zipper lock is secured within the internal compartment at the closed end of the zipper closure which lockably receives the locking rod. A quick release mechanism has a pull release cord with an end disposed external to the internal compartment. A cable couples the quick release mechanism to the zipper lock. Whereby upon exerting a pulling force on the pull release cord, the zipper lock releases the locking rod so as to permit the zipper slider to be moved from the closed end toward the open end for accessing the internal compartment of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Stephen Charles De Vries
    Inventor: Stephen Charles De Vries
  • Patent number: 10259633
    Abstract: A package material comprises a multilayer material structure with layers of plastic laminate, a penetration area (5, 62, 250) and two weakening lines (10) creating an area in between. The package material comprises an opening device with a first (3, 63, 220) and second (2, 222) portion attached to respective sides and a material bridge (31, 65, 231) penetrating the penetration area and connecting the first portion to the second portion. The second portion at least partly covers the penetration area and comprising a rupture section (13, 213) covering at least partly the two weakening lines. The rupture section comprises one or more rupture recesses (14, 141-145, 232) disposed over or adjacent to the weakening lines for guiding a rupture of the multilayer material structure along the weakening lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Jonas Björk, Bengt Håkansson, Johan Nordgren
  • Patent number: 10259646
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an insert-structured container bag having an inner bag inserted into an outer bag. In the insert-structured container bag having an inner bag inserted into an outer bag according to an aspect of the present invention, the inner bag includes one or more lateral reinforcing portions formed by folding the inner bag; the outer bag includes vertical reinforcing portions formed on the respective side surfaces of the outer bag, lifting loops coupled to the tops of the vertical reinforcing portions, and a connection portion passed through the lifting loops, and the lateral reinforcing portions are formed by folding the inner bag outward in a lateral direction, and are disposed in a space between the inner bag and the outer bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Chan kyung Park
  • Patent number: 10258519
    Abstract: A bag of thin plastic material shaped into a container having a closed end and an open end cut to provide two tying portions, and sides extending between the open and closed ends. The plastic material is of a color and has at least an antimicrobial agent, and has an imprinted design or pattern. The bag is of a size suitable for receiving a single product, such as a used feminine hygiene product, along with any other material in the use or replacement of such product by a user, in which the tying portions are tieable to seal the product within the bag. When a product is sealed in the bag by a user, the antimicrobial agent inhibits the growth of odor causing bacteria, the scent masks any odors, and the color and imprinted design assists to conceal or obfuscate any blood on a used feminine product in the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: THE SCENSIBLE SOURCE CO. LLC
    Inventors: John W. Germanow, Ann D. Germanow