Patents Examined by Jes F. Pascua
  • Patent number: 11021322
    Abstract: A discrete food waste disposal bag is a hand held waste receptacle that will hold and conceal waste. A disposable bag comprising: a body having an open end portion and a sealed end portion, an air release flap located on the body between the open end portion and the sealed end portion, wherein the air release flap allows air to exit the body of the disposable bag, a first opening located at the end of the open end portion, wherein a user blows air into the first opening, a tear line located on the body approximate to the open end portion, wherein the tear line is configured to expose a second opening, wherein the first opening is smaller than the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Oliver Oscar
  • Patent number: 11014730
    Abstract: A method (100) of making an integrated handle (304) on at least one side gusset (308) of a flexible package (300) is provided. The method (100) includes steps of sealing a handle patch (222) on at least one half width of the side gusset laminate (218). Further, the method (100) provides parallel openings on the handle patch (222) such that a centre line of the two parallel openings coincides with centre lines of each half of the side gusset laminate (218). A cover patch (226) is sealed over the handle patch (222) overlapping the edges of the handle patch (222) and simultaneously with the side gusset laminate (218) all around, such that a predefined area is left unsealed between the two parallel openings. The longitudinal edges of the side gusset laminate (218) are folded such that the handle patch (222) comes on the outer surface of the continuous open tube (242) being formed. The continuous open tube (242) is thereby used for manufacturing the flexible package (300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Ashok Chaturvedi
  • Patent number: 11001429
    Abstract: A stand-up plastic food storage bag having two bottom gusset walls and a folding seam defining abutment of the front bottom gusset wall to the rear bottom gusset wall. There are gusset wall reinforced regions on an external surface of the bottom gusset walls which do not cover the folding seam, so they do not significantly interfere with folding the seam when collapsing the bag into its storage condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Inteplast Group Corporation
    Inventors: Garth Bielke, Sompop Teeranukool
  • Patent number: 10994895
    Abstract: A flexible package that can include first and second sidewalls. The first and second sidewalls being joined by a bottom portion and seams that define first and second sides. The package can have an opening opposite the bottom portion, a first plurality of magnetic regions, and a second plurality of magnetic regions. The first plurality of magnetic regions can be disposed on the first sidewall near the opening and include discrete magnetic regions. A second plurality of magnetic regions can be disposed on the second sidewall near the access opening and include opposed discrete magnetic regions. The second plurality of magnetic regions being opposite the first plurality of magnetic regions. The discrete magnetic regions and the opposed discrete magnetic regions can be magnetically engageable with a magnetic force to close the opening of the package in a configuration having M petals, where M is an integer from 2 to 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott David Hochberg, Michael Matthew Satkowski
  • Patent number: 10994896
    Abstract: A storage bag includes a first sidewall and a second sidewall connected to the first sidewall so as to form an interior of the bag with an opening to the interior. The storage bag also includes at least one zipper profile provided adjacent to the 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: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Turvey, Lawrence C. Stanos, Bryan L. Ackerman, Christina J. Korinda, Caitlin M. Hanson
  • Patent number: 10974871
    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: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Ackerman, James C. Pawloski
  • Patent number: 10974884
    Abstract: Closure assembly comprising a spout (1) and a cap (2) including a tamper-evident ring (3). The spout (1) has a neck (14) around a product passage (15) and a wall (10). The wall is spaced from the neck (14) to form an inner space (11) which is open from above to receive the tamper-evident ring (3). The tamper-evident ring (3) is integrally moulded via breakable bridges (34) to the cap and comprises a base portion (32) with at least one snap portion (33) at abase portion outer face (32a). The wall (10) of the spout (1) comprises at least one window (16), wherein the at least one snap portion (33) fits inside the window (16) to snap the tamper-evident ring (3) to the spout (1) when the tamper-evident ring (3) is inserted in the inner space (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Scholle IPN IP BV
    Inventor: Peter Jan Van Der Molen
  • Patent number: 10968037
    Abstract: A bag for the transport and storage of bulk goods including: at least a bottom, four sides connected along adjacent edges to form vertical ridges at each of the four corners of the bag and each side connected to a lid along an upper edge to form a horizontal ridge; four lifting straps each having a first and second sections separated by an intermediate section and sewn on a vertical ridge of the bag, and with the intermediate section forming an oblong loop and positioned along the horizontal ridge of the bag; and four restraining straps each having two vertical sections separated by a U-shaped section, and with each vertical section sewn on one side of the bag and the U-shaped section positioned over the intermediate section of a lifting strap and at least partially sewn thereon, and wherein the restraining straps are configured to limit extension of the top of the loops formed by the intermediate sections of the lifting straps in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Codefine International SA
    Inventor: Piero Schinasi
  • Patent number: 10945501
    Abstract: A Stretchable Reusable bag such as for shopping or groceries that is small enough to be kept inside a pocket when in its Compacted Mode and easily and quickly decompressed into an Empty Mode and then expandable to a large In-Use Mode in which it is capable of adapting to the shape and volume of Regular-Sized Items until acquiring a total volume of 500 times the volume of the bag in its Compacted Mode through Smooth Transitions, is achieved by sewing one or more handles to an elastic waistband attached to a rectangular or squared Main Body primarily made of a Nylon-elastane fiber material, preferably in its 85% nylon-15% elastane configuration and its micro-fishnet mesh variant. A method is disclosed for the formation of these bags out of the repurposing of a micro-fishnet pantyhose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Alfonso Aguayo González
  • Patent number: 10940978
    Abstract: A tearing guide strip 23 is integrated with a base part 21a or 21b of at least one of a male member 2a and a female member 2b constituting a zipper 2 in a peelable manner to improve the tearing unsealing ability of a zipper-equipped bag provided with an interlocking type zipper enabling resealing and unsealing after the bag is unsealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: IDEMITSU UNITECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nanba, Kenichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10934089
    Abstract: A reusable dumpster bag that can be rolled and unrolled for storage and setup, and is configured to be emptied via the bottom of the bag. The dumpster bag has four sides defining an open top portion and an open bottom portion. A rear side of the dumpster bag is configured to wrap around the open bottom portion of the bag to define a temporary bottom surface adjacent to the open bottom portion. Strapping is disposed on the rear side of the dumpster bag and extends from an upper portion of the dumpster bag along the length of the rear side of the bag, wraps around the open bottom portion of the bag, and is removably secured to one or more attachment portions on the front side of the bag. The rear side of the bag can be selectively released via a quick release shackle having a pull cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Dylan Mullins
  • Patent number: 10926930
    Abstract: Packages made from flexible material, wherein the packages include one or more self-folds formed by applying activation energy to the flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'Donnell, Michael Remus, Neil John Rogers
  • Patent number: 10927494
    Abstract: A multi-functional device for holding multiple brassieres that supports washing and drying; saves closet storage space; facilitates travel organization; prevents strap tangling; maintains cup shape; and allows visibility. The brassiere holder is constructed entirely from modern, quick-drying washable materials. This design allows the entire unit and the multiple brassieres contained inside to go from: closet; to washer; to dryer; to storage; and from storage directly into a suitcase for travel. The front of the device is covered in a high performance 4-way power stretch mesh fabric. The rear of the device is covered in a quick drying mesh fabric chosen to hold the brassieres firmly and gently in place. Each brassiere is provided a separate compartment to prevent tangling of the straps during washing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Pogan Sayarat, Gary Nutter
  • Patent number: 10919684
    Abstract: An insulated carrying bag comprising: a. a multilayer first panel comprising a top free edge, a bottom edge, a first side edge a second side edge, a strengthened section comprising strengthening material, and a holding aperture positioned in the strengthened section; b. a multilayer second panel comprising a top free edge, a bottom edge, a first side edge and a second side edge, a strengthened section comprising strengthening material, and a holding aperture positioned in the strengthened section; and c.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SIMPLE CONTAINER SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Charles S. Veiseh
  • Patent number: 10913577
    Abstract: A bag capable of storing an article, the bag being conveyed while being suspended from a rail. The bag includes: a body that stores the article; a suspending member that suspends the body from the rail; and a reorienting member that reorients the body with respect to the suspending member. The body includes a bag having an internal storage space for the article, and the reorienting member is provided independently of the body, is supported pivotally with respect to the suspending member, has a free end in the body so as to pivot with respect to the suspending member, and pivots with respect to the suspending member so as to reorient the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Ueda, Noriyuki Wada, Masashige Iwata
  • Patent number: 10912360
    Abstract: A magnetic pouch attachment mechanism includes one or more magnetic pouch mounts (500) having an alignment plate (505) with one or more magnetic areas (520) disposed within the alignment plate (505). The magnetic pouch mount (500) also includes a pouch (900) removably coupled with the one or more magnetic pouch mounts (500) such that when the pouch (900) is placed in proximity to the one or more magnetic pouch mounts (500), an attractive magnetic force is exerted between the pouch (900) and the one or more magnetic pouch mounts (500) such that the pouch (900) aligns with and couples to the one or more magnetic pouch mounts (500). A mounting bracket (920) coupled to the pouch (900) includes one or more bracket magnetic areas (935) disposed within the mounting bracket (920) and configured to induce an attractive magnetic force with the one or more magnetic areas (520).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: Ferno-Washington, Inc., Shell Case Limited
    Inventors: Yuval Spector, Timothy Paul Schroeder, Eyal Bar-Erez
  • Patent number: 10913578
    Abstract: A tamper evident delivery bag assembly includes a first and second that each includes an upper section terminating at an upper edge of the first panel and an opposed upper edge of the second panel. The upper edges cooperate to define a bag opening into a content receiving region. The upper sections are movable between an opened condition and a closed condition, the closed condition where the upper edges are oriented in opposed, adjacent, relationship to one another. A handle is mounted to each upper section of the first and second panels, and each handle includes a pair of spaced-apart leg portions that are aligned adjacent one another when the upper sections are oriented in the closed condition. A single use closure tape is laterally mounted to the first panel upper section, and includes an upper lateral portion extending laterally above the first edge thereof in an unsealed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: PAN PACIFIC PLASTICS MFG., INC.
    Inventor: Hin Siang Michael Tan
  • Patent number: 10906700
    Abstract: A flexible barrier sleeve device and method to temporarily store a wet paint roller between uses, to avoid cleanups between successive applications of paint, or other roller-applied coatings. The flexible barrier sleeve has combined water- and solvent-barrier properties. A twist-tie can provide a closure and sealing means, and a stiffening strip disposed along the outer lip of the sleeve facilitates forming an opening into the sleeve for ease of loading of the wet paint roller. The sleeve material has barrier properties sufficient to keep both water and organic solvents (“paint diluents”) inside the closed and sealed barrier sleeve. The twist-tie provides a vapor-resistant seal, to minimize the loss of water and organic solvents from inside the sleeve through the sealed opening. The combined barrier properties of the sleeve material and vapor-resistant seal prevent the wet paint from drying on the enclosed roller, and allows the paint roller to be later removed in a condition ready for the next use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Jonathan Edward Trollen
  • Patent number: 10906701
    Abstract: A zipper tape includes a pair of belt-shaped bases bondable to a film of a bag body, and mutually engageable engagement portion each integrally provided to corresponding one of the belt-shaped bases. One of the belt-shaped bases includes at least two portions having different bonding strengths to the film on a side opposite a side provided with the engagement portion and between an edge of the one of the belt-shaped bases in a width direction orthogonal to a longitudinal direction to a point at which the engagement portions are provided. A bonding strength of a first portion of the at least two portions to the film may be larger than a bonding strength of a second portion to the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Idemitsu Unitech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takumi Todaka
  • Patent number: 10906680
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a puncture resistant sealable vapour barrier sterilisation bag capable of withstanding a steam sterilisation process whilst providing an effective microbiological barrier having a first sealable opening suitable for receiving items to be sterilised and a second sealable opening adapted to couple to a sterilisation conduit. A third sealable opening may be provided in the bag to facilitate circulation within the bag via the second and third openings when the first opening is sealed. The bag forms the means for sterilising an article(s) solely within the plastic bag in conjunction with a sterilisation services supply device. The bag is preferably formed of plastics. Preferably a multilayer construction including a puncture resistant outer layer and a heat-sealable inner layer. The bag may include a covert marking technology and/or a readable unique identification code such as a tamper-resistant label applied to the bag to facilitate uniformity and traceability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: MERCER TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Christo Andre De Klerk, Terry Dean Kemp