Patents Examined by Jes F. Pascua
  • Patent number: 11363865
    Abstract: A tote bag including an outer shell defining a sidewall, wherein the outer shell also includes multiple shoulder straps, wherein the shoulder straps also include hand straps, and wherein the shoulder straps are configured to remain above a plane of the base of the bag when the tote bag is carried by the hand straps is disclosed. An inner bottom liner and the outer shell form a storage compartment with an opening configured to allow access to the storage compartment. Further, a semi-rigid base configured to keep the tote bag upright is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, Dustin Bullock
  • Patent number: 11358753
    Abstract: An equipment containment and transport assembly (20) includes an open-top equipment-receiving primary bag (22) having upstanding sidewall structure (26) equipped with lifting lug opening pairs (30, 32), and a bottom wall (28). The assembly (20) further has a flexible sleeve (24), which is secured to the sidewall structure (26) and is shiftable between a ready position surrounding the sidewall structure (26) and a deployed position extending upwardly for closure or the assembly (20). When deployed, the sleeve (24) covers the lug opening pairs (30, 32). The assembly (20) is particularly useful for containment and shipping of electrical transformers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Andax Industries LLC
    Inventors: Patrick F. McAtarian, Mark McAtarian
  • Patent number: 11358754
    Abstract: A tamper-evident bag seal and tamper-evident bags and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, the tamper-evident bag seal may be a paper or paperboard panel that folds over the handles of an existing bag and is secured to the sides of the bag. The tamper-evident bag seal includes a perforated fold, seam, or line along that is the mechanism for opening the bag and wherein the perforated fold, seam, or line is also the tamper-evident feature of the bag. In another embodiment, the tamper-evident bag includes a sealable flap for securing the bag in the closed state. In another embodiment, the tamper-evident bag includes a tear-away strip along the sealable flap that is the mechanism for opening the bag and wherein the tear-away strip is also the tamper-evident feature of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Sill, Denny V. Tao
  • Patent number: 11358755
    Abstract: A sealable container comprising: a base having a geometric shape; sides extending from the base and defining a mouth opposite the base, wherein cross-sections of the sides parallel to the base have a geometric shape; and a seal of the mouth comprising: a first zipper member and a second zipper member, wherein when the seal is closed to seal the mouth the first and second zipper members engage each other to make the seal and when the seal is open the first and second zipper members disengage to break the seal, wherein the base, sides and seal comprise silicone, wherein the base and at least a portion of the sides adjacent the base are of sufficient thickness and rigidity for the container to freely stand vertically on its base with the mouth at the top, and wherein the seal and at least a portion of the sides defining the mouth are sufficiently flexible to allow the seal and side portion to be deformed between open and closed mouth configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: ZIP TOP LLC
    Inventor: Rebecca Finell
  • Patent number: 11352205
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an apparatus is provided that is capable of providing debris collection and portage. The apparatus includes handles and tarp devices which can be used to handle yard waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Phelan Sharkey
  • Patent number: 11352171
    Abstract: A paper bag for e-commerce shipments, which paper bag comprises first closure means for first closure of the bag (46, 49, 123, 127a, 127b, 227a, 337, 337a), tear means (47, 126, 136, 226a, 226b, 336) for opening the bag after first closure and second closure means (45, 48, 137, 137a, 238a, 238b, 338, 338a) for reclosing the bag after tearing the tear means. The paper bag is formed of a paper having specific properties concerning—inter alia—the grammage, the tensile index, the bending resistance and the like for rendering the bag especially durable and reliable in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: BillerudKorsnas AB
    Inventors: Valdemar Forsblom, Ove Lindstrom, Andreas Abacka
  • Patent number: 11352182
    Abstract: An example milk storage system and associated methods are described. The example milk storage system includes a milk storage bag with a body forming an inner chamber for receiving milk. The milk storage bag includes a first closure mechanism extending across the body and separating the body into a bottom section and a top section. The milk storage bag includes a preperforated section formed in both the first and second side walls of the top section of the body and spaced from edges of the top section. The preperforated section is removable from the top section of the body to form an opening extending through the top section. The milk storage system includes a hanging apparatus including a mounting section and an extension protruding from the mounting section. The extension passes through the opening in the milk storage bag to support the milk storage bag in a hanging orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventor: Sarah A. Redford
  • Patent number: 11338962
    Abstract: The invention provides a bag container with a sealing mechanism including first and second container housings to define an open top. The sealing mechanism includes female and male engagement members respectively positioned on the two container housings. The male engagement member includes a body portion and at least a pair of protrusions extending from opposite sides of the body portion and facing away from each other, the protrusions each having opposite first and second side surfaces, and the second side surface extending at an acute angle relative to an orthogonal direction of the longitudinal axis of the male engagement member. The female and male engagement members are sized and shaped for mating engagement to hermetically seal the open top. The invention also provides a sealing mechanism comprising female and male engagement members having mating wavy cross-sectional profiles in a plane parallel to the respective container housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Siu Wah Wong, Tsan Ho Chan, William Huang, Ho Yan Leung
  • Patent number: 11338977
    Abstract: The invention comprises, in an embodiment, a resealable packaging structure comprising a container having a bottom and at least one sidewall extending upwardly therefrom, wherein the sidewall terminates in a flange. A flexible resealable lid is sealed to the flange. The lid comprises a polyethylene terephthalate layer disposed adjacent the flange, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer disposed adjacent the polyethylene terephthalate layer, and an oriented polypropylene layer disposed adjacent the pressure sensitive adhesive layer. The polyethylene terephthalate layer comprises a laser scored line which penetrates through the thickness of the inner layer but not through the outer layer and defines an opening portion that can be lifted out of the plane of the inner layer, thereby creating an opening through the lid defined by the laser score line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Charles Hebert, Scott William Huffer, Barry Roland Reese, John A. Prizzi
  • Patent number: 11338969
    Abstract: A package is provided to make it more resistant to access by individuals, such as small children, while remaining simple enough for an adult to open. A feature, such as a top gusset or a breachable flange or flap, can be provided to promote the child resistance attributes of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Mark Steele
  • Patent number: 11332283
    Abstract: A safe self-sealing bag includes a double-sided bag body and a sealing strip. The sealing strip includes a first fastening strip and a second fastening strip. Two long side edges of the first fastening strip are hermetically attached to one of inner side faces of the bag body. A long side edge of the second fastening strip away from the bag opening is hermetically attached to the other inner side face of the bag body. A double-layer bag area is arranged on a bag surface provided with the first fastening strip, and the double-layer bag area is arranged on a side of the first fastening strip away from the bag opening. A side edge of the double-layer bag area away from the first fastening strip is provided with an opening, and the opening is located on the outer side layer of the double-layer bag area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Chao Liu
  • Patent number: 11330927
    Abstract: An improved package receptacle and theft deterrent device, in which a flexible receiving bag constructed of a rugged material includes security features to restrict access to its internal chamber and may be removably attached to a door or other structure through fully-removable or partially permanently attached means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: James Loures, Christine Suarez-Loures
  • Patent number: 11319114
    Abstract: A two-panel bag constructed from first and second panels that each has the same shape and size. The panels are connected together and a top edge is open for accessing the interior space. The top edge of the panels form handles that can be tied together to close the interior space. The two panels have a laterally inverted shape relative to a centerline. The top edge of each panel further includes two identical sections that each has a vertically-and-rotationally inverted shape. The shape of the panels facilitates manufacturing as the panels can be cut from a flat sheet with limited or no wasted material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Lena Renee Butterfield, Erin Paige Howell, Gerrad Stephen Allison
  • Patent number: 11319144
    Abstract: A bottom and discharge assembly for a flexible fabric bulk bag of the type having heat sealed joints includes a piece of reinforcing fabric positioned under a heat sealed joint of a bottom portion and a discharge tube, around a periphery of a discharge tube opening and bottom opening that are each substantially square, wherein the reinforcing fabric prevents bag failure at or about at corners of the bottom opening and discharge tube opening. The assembly can be formed by overlapping the reinforcing fabric, discharge tube, and bottom portion so that the bottom is heat sealed to both a portion of the discharge tube fabric and a portion of the reinforcing fabric and wherein a portion of the reinforcing fabric is under the discharge tube and bottom joint, and wherein the discharge tube fabric and reinforcing fabric are not joined together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: AMERIGLOBE, LLC
    Inventors: Clifford Dunlap, Daniel Schnaars, Jr., Daniel R. Schnaars, Sr.
  • Patent number: 11319131
    Abstract: The invention provides a sterilizable pouch having at least one wall formed of a flexible film and including an opening formed therein for providing communication to an interior space of the package. A breathable material is disposed on an outer surface of the wall covering the opening. The breathable material is joined to the outer surface of the wall with a continuous heat seal. The flexible film forming the wall comprises a multilayer film having a peel feature that permits the breathable material to be peelably removed from the surface of the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Bemis Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Isobel Diviesti, Jesse Blake, Adam Jan Dworak
  • Patent number: 11319113
    Abstract: A self-weighing expandable bag includes an inner receptacle that can slide vertically within an outer sleeve under the weight of bag contents. One or more springs, which may include coils and/or elastic fabric, connect the inner receptacle to the outer sleeve. One or more bag handles are attached to the sleeve. As the weight of the contents of the receptacle increases, the receptacle slides down within the sleeve and increasingly protrudes under the sleeve, expanding the vertical extent of the bag and revealing graphical markings underneath the sleeve and/or within a window defined in the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Liviu David
  • Patent number: 11319128
    Abstract: A reusable food storage bag manufactured from material which is sewn to form a bag with an opening and has been soaked in a solution containing bees wax, oil, and resin. Also, a method of making a reusable food storage bag comprising the steps of obtaining a piece of rectangular material, folding the material in half lengthwise, double folding side edges of the material in a tapered fashion, and soaking the material in a solution comprising bees wax, oil, and resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ENVIROLUV INC.
    Inventor: Kristi MacDonald
  • Patent number: 11312550
    Abstract: Packages made from flexible material, wherein the packages include one or more self-folds formed by applying activation energy to the flexible material are presented. The packages include a polymeric film, wherein the polymeric film is formed from one type of polymer, and wherein the flexible material defines an enclosed product volume. The packages include a first panel formed from the flexible material and a second panel formed from the flexible material. The packages include a self-fold that has an overall thickness that is about 5% to about 30% greater than a thickness of the flexible material outside of the self-fold. The self-fold has a differential thermal-mechanical set than the flexible material outside of the self-fold, and forms an angle of about 100 degrees to about 170 degrees between the first panel and the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'Donnell, Michael Remus, Neil John Rogers
  • Patent number: 11312554
    Abstract: Embodiments include a package for containing and dispensing a product. The package includes first and second layers; a product seal zone where the first layer is joined to the second layer, the product seal zone having an inner perimeter that defines an unsealed pouch area for containing the product and an outer perimeter; and a header zone adjacent to the outer perimeter of the product seal zone. The header zone includes a first tab; a second tab; a first tab-cut in the first layer within an unsealed portion of the header zone; and a second tab-cut in the second layer within the unsealed portion of the header zone. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Julie A. Cardin, Edward Emmett Chapdelaine, Steven A. Rau
  • Patent number: 11305927
    Abstract: A woven laminated plastic bag having features that prevent leakage of contents out of the bag, or infestation of organisms into the contents of the bag is provided. The bag can provide a top end and a bottom end that provide a discrete area that may contain discrete graphics or printing. The bag can also include an easy open feature that can be easily opened with less force than a sealed closure of the bag. The easy open feature may be oriented in various directions with respect to the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Jacobo Bazbaz, Alberto Zaroli