Patents Examined by Jes F. Pascua
  • Patent number: 10689162
    Abstract: A zipper-tape bag includes a bag body and tabs each provided to an outside of the bag body at a position closer to a housing space than a zipper tape. The bag body can be easily unsealed upon disengagement of a male portion and a female portion simply by pinching and pulling the tabs in mutually separating directions. The tabs are spaced away from an opening, which is formed after a top seal is cut off, in order that the content can be taken out or put in. The content can thus be put in and taken out without problems such as adhesion of the content to the hand and contamination of the content by touching the content by hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: IDEMITSU UNITECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Tameda, Ryo Katada, Takumi Todaka
  • Patent number: 10689182
    Abstract: A multi-compartment disposable pouch or sachet for independently accessing multiple items stored in the compartments independently from opposite ends of the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Jonathon L. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10681966
    Abstract: A slider for a zipper closure includes a separator plow that is positionable between interlocking tracks of the zipper closure to open the zipper closure by pivoting an opening end of the slider in a direction toward a notch to position the plow between the interlocking closures. The slider can be disengaged by pivoting the slider so that the plow is outside of the interlocking tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Reynolds Presto Products Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Athans, Nicholas A. DeRue, Zachary R. Thompson, Gregg Thompson, Scott Snyder
  • Patent number: 10683142
    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 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Inteplast Group Corporation
    Inventors: Garth Bielke, Natee Tasadoug
  • Patent number: 10683163
    Abstract: A solid waste bag unit for solid waste of an analyzer is disclosed. The solid waste bag unit comprises a bag, and an insert, wherein the insert is arranged within the bag. Further, an analyzer and a method for removing solid waste of an analyzer are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lennart Behrmann, Stefan Brändli, Thomas Knecht, André Peter
  • Patent number: 10683157
    Abstract: A shopping bag is provided that can be transformed for use as a file holder for storing documents and items such as a large envelope. The shopping bag includes a rectangle-shaped body part formed by a pair of front and back sheets, handles provided to the open side of the body, and a file part that is integrally formed with the body and that is turned into a rectangle-shaped file holder when separated from the body. The file part includes a separation line to be used for separating the file part from the body, a joint line formed inside of the separation line along the two sides of the separation line, at which the front and back sheets are joined together, and a cut-out part formed as a part of the separation line to be used as a starting point for separating the file part from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Kazuo Okamura
  • Patent number: 10676242
    Abstract: A woven laminated plastic bag having a weakened portion is provided. The weakened portion is generally defined by a plurality of perforations in the bag. In various aspects the bag can be fabricated from woven polypropylene and/or polyethylene layer which can be laminated with a film layer, can form a pinch bottom bag, and can have one or both sides include graphics and/or printing. The bag can also provide a top end and/or a bottom end either or both of which provide a discrete area which may contain discrete graphics and/or printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Polytex Fibers Corporation
    Inventors: Jacobo Bazbaz, Alberto Zaroli
  • Patent number: 10676264
    Abstract: In one aspect, a disposable container for hygienic dispensing of a consumable liquid is disclosed. The container comprises a bag made from a flexible, liquid-impermeable material and has a flexible body portion for containing a consumable liquid and a flexible neck portion with a hermetically sealed mouth. The mouth is for dispensing the consumable liquid upon when opened. The neck portion is in a stored position, tucked inside-out inside the body portion. The tucking results in a continuous fold in the bag. The container also comprises a closure for holding together opposite sides of the bag at the continuous fold to maintain the neck portion of the bag in the stored position, tucked inside-out within the body portion, and to shield the neck portion from external contaminants pending opening or removal of the closure and eversion of the neck portion into a dispensing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: 2677126 ONTARIO INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Blysniuk, Dmytro James Bojeczko
  • Patent number: 10676243
    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: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Turvey, Lawrence C. Stanos, Bryan L. Ackerman, Christina J. Korinda, Caitlin M. Hanson
  • Patent number: 10668998
    Abstract: A life vest pouch is closed by overlapping panels. A male panel is attached to an upper face portion and includes three inserted flaps and a female panel is attached to a lower face portion and includes four cuts. Two center cuts are vertical and receive opposite ends of a center flap and two outer cuts receive outer flaps. The opposite ends of the center flap are generally triangular and overlap the outer flaps. The panels are made from polycarbonate or the like. The pouch is opened by pulling a strap attached to the lower face portion. A tamper proof seal is attached to both upper and lower face portions and is torn if the pouch is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Courtney Tassie
  • Patent number: 10660428
    Abstract: A self-closing utility bag for holding small articles includes a pouch with an upper pouch portion, a lower pouch portion, a neck portion between the upper and lower pouch portions, a top opening that is maintained in a partially open orientation, and a self-closing mechanism. The self-closing mechanism includes a first resilient strip disposed parallel to a pouch top opening at a location either adjacent the neck portion in the upper pouch portion but spaced from the pouch top opening or at the neck portion, and a second resilient strip disposed opposite the first resilient strip where the first and second resilient strips maintain the pouch in a closed orientation but having a resilient spring action that allows intruding access to an inside of the lower portion while returning to the closed orientation when the intruding access is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Pure Safety Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell A. Moreau, Andre W. Moreau
  • Patent number: 10661963
    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. In various aspects the bag can be fabricated from woven polypropylene and/or polyethylene layer which can be laminated with a film layer, can form a pinch bottom bag, and can have one or both sides include graphics and/or printing. The bag can also provide a top end and/or a bottom end either or both of which provide a discrete area which may contain discrete graphics and/or printing. The bag can also include a sealed closure that at least a portion of which can be easily peeled open with less force than the remainder of the sealed closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Polytex Fibers Corporation
    Inventors: Jacobo Bazbaz, Alberto Zaroli
  • Patent number: 10653261
    Abstract: An improved package receptacle and theft deterrent device and system, 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: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: James Loures, Christine Suarez-Loures
  • Patent number: 10654632
    Abstract: A flexible container incorporating flexible front and rear sheets with a perimeter seal in which at least one length or section of the perimeter seal can include a seal weld that has both a permanent seal section and a pressure absorbing seal section. The pressure absorbing seal section is configured to peel, fail, or split when the flexible container, filled with a solution or liquid, is dropped onto a hard surface to thereby absorb the impact of the drop. The flexible container can be provided with one or more dispensing and/or additive ports or without any port. The flexible container may include more than one compartments with a peelable seal separating two adjoining compartments of the flexible container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Turner
  • Patent number: 10640262
    Abstract: The present invention includes a reclosable bag having first and second walls and an open top defined by first and second elongate flexible fastener strips attached to the first and second walls, respectively, adjacent the top of the walls. One of the fastener strips has a profile portion forming at least one groove and the other fastener strip has a profile portion forming at least one rib with a portion of each rib received and retained in one of said grooves when the bag top is closed. Each of the fastener strips has a base connected to the respective wall, and each of the strips has an upper edge adjacent the upper edge of the other strip. Third and fourth fastener strips are located within the bag walls parallel to and below the first and second fastener strips. The third and fourth fattener strips have one or more pairs of ribs and grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Global Packaging Solutions Limited
    Inventor: Mark E. Branson
  • Patent number: 10633146
    Abstract: This invention relates to a paper bag for bulk material such as cement, gypsum, granular material, animal feed or the like, with a bottom and with an upper part opposite the bottom, wherein bottom and/or upper part are folded and glued by closing up the side parts around side fold lines, in particular in the form of a cross or block bottom, wherein for gluing the side parts at least one gluing or bonding agent activatable after the application is provided, which is applied continuously at least from a side fold line up to at least the opposite side fold line of the side parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: dy-pack Verpackungen Gustav Dyckerhoff GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard Schulte
  • Patent number: 10625907
    Abstract: A reclosable pouch includes a receptacle having a storage chamber and a mouth in communication with the storage chamber. A closure is attached to the mouth, the closure including a first zipper strip and a second zipper strip. The first and second zipper strips are fused together in first and second zones situated at respective ends of the closure. The first and second zipper strips form a first zipper and a second zipper that terminate in a first zipper termination and a second zipper termination, respectively. A respective pair of elongated projections is arranged on first and second sidewalls of the receptacle. A slider may be mounted to the closure, such that the elongated projections prevent further travel of the slider at opposing ends of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Rod M. Karim, Eliel Borbon
  • Patent number: 10617196
    Abstract: Some disclosed bladder closures comprise a first rigid member adapted to be secured to a first side of a bladder opening and a second rigid member adapted to be secured to a second side of the bladder opening opposite from the first side. At least one fastener is included for clamping the first and second rigid members together to seal the bladder opening. The fastener is rotatably mounted in the first rigid member and comprises a latch positioned on an outer side of the first rigid member, a shaft that passes through the first rigid member, and at least one tab that engages with a portion of the second rigid member when the latch is rotated. The latch pivots at least partially around the shaft to engage with a projection of the second rigid member that extends through a hole in the first rigid member to lock the fastener in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TSI Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Matt Hoskins
  • Patent number: 10618696
    Abstract: A packaging bag is formed in a bag shape by overlapping of a laminated film and a laminated film facing each other, and unsealed by cutting of a predetermined section. The packaging bag includes a zipper for opening and closing an opening, the zipper being provided along edges of the opening formed by the unsealing, a linear cut section that is formed in a functional layer of the laminated film so as to be parallel to the zipper, and becomes the edge of the opening by the unsealing of the packaging bag, and a linear cut section that is formed at a different level from the cut section in a functional layer of the laminated film so as to be parallel to the zipper, and becomes the edge of the opening by the unsealing of the packaging bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: HOSOKAWA YOKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Ohyama, Hiroyuki Arai, Akio Youtou
  • Patent number: 10618697
    Abstract: A reclosable pouch includes a first bag wall. A second bag wall opposing the first bag wall is joined to the first bag wall to form an interior of the pouch with an opening to the interior. A male closure element coupled to one of the bag walls defines a plurality of deformed segments and a plurality of normal segments along a length thereof. The plurality of deformed segments alternate with the plurality of normal segments, with (i) first transitions on one side of the male closure element and (ii) second transitions on another side of the male closure element. A female closure element coupled to the other bag wall engages with the male closure element to seal the opening of the pouch, with the deformed segments of the male closure element generating a sound when the female closure element engages with the male closure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Price, Richard R. Dawkins