Flaccid Wrapper Patents (Class 206/410)
  • Patent number: 10183780
    Abstract: A container for holding invisible elastic bands therein is described. The container includes two opposing walls with a cavity therebetween. A series of raised ridges are formed on the opposing side walls. The raised ridges are formed parallel with one another along each of the opposing walls, thereby allowing a user to insert a sheet within the container such that the invisible elastic bands reside safely between adjacent raised ridges. The container is shaped as an envelope with an unblocked opening and is sized to easily fit within a magician's pocket. Due to its size and shape, the magician can easily retrieve invisible elastic bands during a performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Yigal Mesika
  • Patent number: 9868557
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cable packaging for medical devices that is provided with a perforated line and having heat shrinkage characteristic. With a capable packaging for medical devices to wrap around a cable that is configured to connect two or more apparatuses to each other, the cable packaging is formed of material that is shrunken by heat so as to come into close contact with the cable, and the cable packaging includes a perforated line so as to be separated from the cable. By forming the packaging using heat shrinkage material, a packaging volume is reduced, and by fixing the packaging so as to come into close contact with the cable, the durability of a connecting portion is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ui Kim, Jun Pil Moon
  • Patent number: 9526383
    Abstract: A secondary dispenser readily attachable to a standard toilet-tissue dispenser of a roll type for positioning next to the primary toilet-tissue dispenser for dispensing supplemental materials such as pre-wetted toilet sheets. The sheets can be withdrawn from an open door. A compact auxiliary device providing wetted or self-wetting sheets for releasable proximate mounting in conjunction with a conventional toilet-tissue dispenser of dry sheets; comprises an inexpensive container or magazine component pre-loaded with the supplemental sheets. The magazine can be snapped into functional position rapidly. It serves an improved health care and cleanliness function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Sterling Global Products, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Delaney, Christopher Montgomery, Donald Scott Rogers, Billy James McDonald
  • Patent number: 8931663
    Abstract: The present invention is a system for dispensing horizontally stacked moist towelettes. One embodiment involves turning a tub upside down and providing a side door for accessing the stacked towels. Another embodiment involves orienting a tub in an upright position and providing a means for users to easily access the contents. Moist towelettes are dispensed one at a time, from beginning to end. Once one towelette is removed, the next is in position for removal. Any towelette that falls back into the tub can be easily retrieved through the opening without having to open the entire package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Union Street Brand Packaging, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher T. Evans, Christopher Gieda
  • Publication number: 20140319001
    Abstract: A glass roll includes a glass film formed by a downdraw method. The glass film is wound into a roll using a winding roller in a state in which front and back glass surfaces of the glass film formed in the forming operation are exposed, and during the winding operation, the glass film is superposed on a separable protective sheet. The protective sheet extends beyond both sides in a width direction of the glass film. The protective sheet can further be wound on an outer peripheral surface of the glass film by winding only the protective sheet from a trailing end of the glass film in a winding direction of the glass film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Masahiro TOMAMOTO, Michiharu ETA, Hidetaka ODA, Tatsuya TAKAYA, Yasuo YAMAZAKI, Hiroshi TAKIMOTO, Shinichi ISHIBASHI, Keiji TAKAGI, Daisuke NAGATA, Takahide NAKAMURA, Toru SAKURABAYASHI, Katsutoshi FUJIWARA, Mitsuharu NODA, Yasuhiko OGISO, Takahide FUJII
  • Patent number: 8790770
    Abstract: A towel is formed by hydro-entanglement of an isotropic web formed of predominantly rayon. The towel comprises a surface texture formed during hydroentangling. The towel is compacted into a cake or disk shape for distribution. The cake or disk shape can expand when exposed to moisture such that the towel recovers to substantially the original dimensions and texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: John C. Flannery
  • Publication number: 20130334008
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed, in part, to a method of transporting products. The method comprises providing a V-shaped conveying mechanism and positioning a plurality of the products on the V-shaped conveying mechanism such that a first portion of the plurality of the products engages a first side of the V-shaped conveying mechanism, and such that a second portion of the plurality of the products engages a second side of the V-shaped conveying mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Matthew Bernard OVERLEY, Wesley Bernard BROKOPP, JR., Joseph Clifford NOLL, Jeffrey Dean HARTLINE
  • Patent number: 8584851
    Abstract: A transport housing for a coil or a coil block, having an upper and a lower pressing plate, wherein the coil or the coil block is arranged between the two pressing plates and the latter can be braced against each other by a plurality of tension rods in the manner of an axial tension configuration. A frame enclosing the coil or the coil block to which a membrane, movable both toward the inner chamber of the transport housing and toward the outside, is fastened and having an outer housing which provides mechanical protection for the membrane and enables unhindered or allows movement of the membrane to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventor: Hartmut Brendel
  • Patent number: 8568842
    Abstract: One embodiment of a wrapping film comprises a polymer film having, on at least one surface thereof, at least one sealing area comprising at least one varnished area; and a plurality of individual unvarnished areas; wherein, within the sealing area, the area ratio of the unvarnished areas to the varnished area (PV:V) is ?1; and wherein, within the sealing area, the largest individual unvarnished area is ?30 mm2. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Dennis W. Anderson, Patti L. Ewing
  • Patent number: 8550245
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a welding wire and container assembly includes a container having an interior volume; a coil of welding wire disposed in the interior volume; and a wire container cover. The wire container cover may include a top surface having an opening therethrough to enable welding wire to pass through the wire container cover when the wire container cover is disposed on the container. The assembly also may include a skirt askew to the top surface, wherein the skirt is adapted to produce friction between the skirt and a side of the container when the wire container cover is disposed on the container housing and wherein the skirt is non-locking with respect to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hobart Brothers Company
    Inventors: Robert K. Dragoo, David E. Shepherd, Michael A. Rowland
  • Publication number: 20130042577
    Abstract: A meat storage device comprising a cylindrical food-grade plastic tube, a paper, wax-coated paper or plastic sheets, and a sealable plastic bag is presented. Additionally, a method of storing meat products such as bacon composing rolling meat strips around a cylindrical food-grade plastic tube with successive layers being sandwiched between a paper; wax-coated paper or plastic sheet is presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: Kathleen Magee
  • Patent number: 8342388
    Abstract: A wrapper for wrapping on a roll of length L having two opposed roll ends is described. The wrapper comprises an interior layer of a length Wi and of an interior layer basis weight, adapted to be adjacent the roll when the wrapper is wrapped on the roll; an exterior layer of a length We longer than the length Wi of the interior layer forming at least one end strip of width S and of an exterior layer basis weight, adapted to be outside of the roll when the wrapper is wrapped on the roll. The interior layer basis weight is different from the exterior layer basis weight. The end strip of the exterior layer is adapted to be folded on a corresponding one of the roll ends during crimping following wrapping of the wrapper on the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cascades Conversion, Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Labbe, Richard Scott Bowden
  • Patent number: 8251208
    Abstract: A flat roll gift wrap package has an elongated form with planar opposed sides and convex arcuate transitions between the sides. Flexible material in sheet form, such as, for example, paper or plastic, can be wound about the form without formation of creases or folds at the arcuate transitions. Printed patterns applied to the flexible material in sheet form are visible in full or repeated one or more times on the material which extends over the planar opposed sides of the form. Multiple flat roll gift wrap packages are combined in display packages or envelopes, poly bags or boxes and stacked on the planar sides of the flat rolls or with the arcuate transitions of the flat rolls arranged side-by-side. Retail displays of flat roll gift wrap products include flat rolls of gift wrap sheet material contained in envelopes which are suspended or otherwise held in a generally vertical orientation upon a retail displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Morrissey, David E. Blinderman, Joel Hageman
  • Patent number: 8220700
    Abstract: A product, such as a roll of paper toweling, is wrapped in a polymeric film wrapper having a high degree of molecular orientation. The wrapper is provided with a small perforated starter tab, which a user can depress with their fingers or thumb to break the perforations. Upon breaking the perforations, the user can grasp the tab of the wrapper and thereafter open the package by pulling on the wrapper in the same direction as the molecular orientation direction of the wrapper. The high degree of molecular orientation allows the package to be cleanly torn open with very little effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Nancy Jo Myers, Timothy Scott Burnham, Darcey Ellen McCormick, Andrew David Zillges
  • Publication number: 20120160722
    Abstract: One embodiment of a wrapping film comprises a polymer film having, on at least one surface thereof, at least one sealing area comprising at least one varnished area; and a plurality of individual unvarnished areas; wherein, within the sealing area, the area ratio of the unvarnished areas to the varnished area (PV:V) is ?1; and wherein, within the sealing area, the largest individual unvarnished area is ?30 mm2. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: DENNIS W. ANDERSON, Patti L. Ewing
  • Publication number: 20110315582
    Abstract: A packaging assembly for a large item such as a solar pool cover in an exemplary embodiment utilizes a shrink-wrap packaging material. The packaging material may be formed of a polyolefin material, and may have a thickness of about 1.0-2.5 mils. The packaged item, such as a solar cover, may be formed at least partially of polyethylene. Additionally, the solar cover may be rolled into a roll having a cylindrical shape with a cylindrical diameter of at least about 30 inches and a cylindrical width of at least about 48 inches. Other items of similar size may be packaged using the packaging assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Tak H. Chow, Patrick Croome
  • Publication number: 20110308982
    Abstract: A wrapper for wrapping a cylindrical roll of coiled material, such as coiled steel, is a one-piece wrapper which covers the outer periphery, the ends and the inner periphery of the roll. The wrapper has a first portion for covering the ends and outer periphery and a second portion for covering the inner periphery. Draw strings are provided at the longitudinal edges of the first portion for cinching the wrapper against the ends of the roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicants: IBCO SRL, INTERWRAP INC.
    Inventor: Timothy A. Williams
  • Patent number: 8056717
    Abstract: An overwrap provides cushioning and protection for an object, stored in a bag or other container, during transport and/or storage. The overwrap has a generally smooth exterior surface and textured interior surface that is pliable for conforming to bumps or other raised portions of the object thereby providing a generally smooth exterior covering that minimizes frictional forces with the bag. The overwrap may include one or more folding scores that allow the body of the overwrap to bend into a channel. A plurality of material discontinuities may also be included that allow the overwrap of conform to the object without bunching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Patent number: 8006838
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for wrapping a long or round part, for example a steel part, for instance in the form of a steel strip coil, a steel wire roll or a round steel part such as a roller bearing ring, the steel part being wrapped in a stretch film, in particular a plastic stretch film, in a helical and covering manner. In order to realize a short term wrapping of a long or round part, irrespective of its material properties, and as a reliable transport protection the invention proposes that a strip material which is significantly more resistant than the stretch film and has an adhesive coating on the side facing the stretch film is wound over the stretch film likewise in a covering manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: H. Bohl GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Bohl
  • Patent number: 7971717
    Abstract: A packaging for hygiene products, includes, in order to define a volume accommodating the hygdene products, at least two main walls which are situated substantially opposite to one another and two side walls which connect the main walls with one another and that are situated substantially opposite to one another, a tear tab including at least one section of one of the main wails and one section of one of the side wails, the tear tab exposing a removal opening for removing hygiene products
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products GmbH
    Inventors: Diana Eilert, Kristin Olsson
  • Patent number: 7717266
    Abstract: A packaging method for sanitary items, the preferred embodiment of which is a diapering kit. In the diapering kit example, one or more diaper wipe(s) (12) are rolled around a disposal bag (10). The disposal bag folds back over the wipes, and a diaper (20) is rolled around it. The disposal bag is closed by a releasable closure (18), leaving the closed end of the disposal bag exposed, and folds back over the rolled diaper. A third reusable closure (22) closes the disposal bag at the other end of the rolled diaper, and the disposal bag folds back over the rolled diaper to the half-way point where it is closed tightly around the rolled diaper by a fourth releasable closure (32). Four additional item storage locations are created within the disposal bag, with potential for storing several different material types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventor: Lisa Ice
  • Patent number: 7665612
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a gift wrap ensemble that includes a first end cap and a second end cap. Each of the first and second end caps includes a base member and a plurality of depressions extending therefrom. A plurality of gift wrap rolls are provided that form a chamber therebetween and that receive the depressions. A decorative item, such as a ribbon, bow, tissue paper and/or a gift tag, is positioned within the chamber. Packaging such as shrink wrap, a container, etc. encloses the decorative item within the chamber, and the decorative item is visually-perceptible from outside the packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Cleo Inc.
    Inventor: Gary L. Turner
  • Patent number: 7597195
    Abstract: A method for packaging a photosensitive film roll, which includes packaging the photosensitive film roll with a resin case. The photosensitive film roll is formed in a step by winding around a core, a photosensitive film comprising a supporting film and a photosensitive resin composition layer formed on the supporting film. The resin case is collapsible without generating any waste materials after the case is collapsed. The photosensitive resin layer includes a photosensitive resin composition containing a binder polymer and a photopolymerizable compound having at least one polymerizable ethylenically unsaturated group within a molecule and a photopolymerization initiator, and the resin case consists of a resin having a lower surface energy than the photosensitive resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Watanabe, Katsutoshi Itagaki, Tomoyuki Haga, Hideaki Tagaya
  • Patent number: 7404485
    Abstract: A roll wrap for wrapping a paper roll is provided. The roll wrap includes an outer wrapper and a header. The outer wrapper is constructed for circumscribing the periphery of the paper roll long a length of the paper roll from a first end of the paper roll to a second end of the paper roll. The outer wrapper includes a peripheral wrapper portion, a first edge region for forming a first crimp, a second edge region for forming a second crimp, an interior surface for contacting the paper roll, and an exterior surface. At least one of the exterior surface first edge region and the exterior surface second edge region or the interior surface first edge region and the interior surface second edge region includes a self seal adhesive. The header includes a first surface and a second surface. At least one of the first header first surface and the header second surface includes a self seal adhesive. A wrapped paper roll and a method for wrapping a paper roll are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Inventor: David Uitenbroek
  • Publication number: 20080149514
    Abstract: A method of increasing manufacturing efficiency of printed wiring boards is provided that includes packaging a photosensitive film roll with a resin case, wherein the photosensitive film roll is formed, by winding around a core, a photosensitive film that comprises a supporting film and a photosensitive resin composition layer formed on the supporting film, wherein the photosensitive resin composition layer comprises a photosensitive resin composition that contains a binder polymer and a photopolymerizable compound having at least one polymerizable ethylenically unsaturated group within a molecule and a photopolymerization initiatior, and wherein the resin case consists of a resin having a lower surface energy than the photosensitive resin composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro WATANABE, Katsutoshi ITAGAKI, Tomoyuki HAGA, Hideaki TAGAYA
  • Patent number: 7374803
    Abstract: A band-like matter fastening seal for fixing a wound end of a band-like matter that is wound in a roll form to the body of said band-like matter, includes: a first attaching part adhered to said end of the band-like matter; a second attaching part having an attaching side adhered to the body of the matter in order to fasten the end to the body of the matter; and a handle part extended from the second attaching part, the attaching side being exposed when the attaching side is lifted from a masking side covering the attaching side, wherein the handle part rises up along the tangent line of the roll when a portion of the band-like matter fastening seal in the vicinity of the handle part is curved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masaharu Tabuchi, Takashi Komine, Yukio Seto, Hironori Sasaki, Akihiro Sanda, Nobuo Sugiyama, Yasuko Sano, Naoki Yoshikawa, Mototada Yasui
  • Publication number: 20080110780
    Abstract: A wrapper (26) for a roll of material, which wrapper (26) comprises a body wrap portion (30) for extending around the circumference of the roll of material (28), a first end member (32) for covering a first end (34) of the roll of material (28), a second end member (36) for covering a second end (37) of the roll of material (28), and fastener means (40) which forms an integral part of the wrapper (26), which enables the wrapper (26) to be secured around the roll of material (28) to protect the roll of material (28) until the roll of material (28) is to be used, which enables the wrapper (26) to be removed from the roll of material (28) when the roll of material (28) is to be used, and which enables the wrapper (26) to be a reusable wrapper (26) for subsequent use on other rolls of material (28).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventor: Douglas Stuart Hogg
  • Patent number: 7357252
    Abstract: A reusable device for protecting spooled materials such as wire, cable, fiber or others during their transport, storage, and warehousing. The device is wrapped circumferentially around the spooled material, secured, and is sufficiently impact resistant to prevent unintended damage to the spooled material. Keepers, disposed lengthwise along the device, serve to prevent the spooled material from becoming unwound along the ends of the spool. An external surface provides a surface for advertising or other written information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Inventor: Ronald Franks
  • Patent number: 7353944
    Abstract: A roll package includes a material roll that is provided with the protective covering material. The material roll has an outer surface defining an axis. The protective covering material is axially wrapped about the material roll in a plurality of overlapping layers. An edge covering material is also circumferentially wrapped about the material roll. The edge covering material is radially interleaved/woven between the plurality of overlapping layers of the protective covering material. The roll package can be formed by simultaneously wrapping the material roll axially with the protective covering material while the material roll is rotated to circumferentially wrap the edge covering material thereabout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Inventor: David J. Herman
  • Patent number: 7331457
    Abstract: The cardboard box for containing and dispensing large quantities of wire, especially metal wire for welding, comprises a cubic external container with an open top side, an octagonal-base internal container, fitting snugly into the external container and being destined to contain a coil of wire, and a bag-type wrapper made of a flexible airtight material, which is interposed between the external and the internal containers so as completely to cover the internal container and able to be closed and sealed there-upon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: C.I.F.E. S.r.L.
    Inventor: Giancarlo Cipriani
  • Publication number: 20070295628
    Abstract: A paper roll having a non-slip surface on the end(s) of the roll, particularly large paper rolls such as those from a paper making processes. A header, having a non-slip coating on one side and an adhesive coating on the other side is applied to end(s) of the rolled paper. Microencapsulated materials are one suitable class of non-slip materials. The non-slip surface on the header improves stability of the roll, when stood on end, during transport, such as in cargo trucks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventor: David Uitenbroek
  • Patent number: 7303072
    Abstract: A plastic newspaper cover having an attached package overlay with the package containing an item such as advertisements, coupons, samples, notices, etc. The cover or sleeve and package are formed from folded thin polymeric heat-sealable sheets which are overlaid that may be simultaneously cut and heat-sealed into the final shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Mexico Plastic Company
    Inventor: Carl D. Fuemmeler
  • Publication number: 20070267310
    Abstract: A roll roofing material is provided in the form of a cylindrical roll that may or may not have an exterior covering thereon, and with transverse members being provided, carried by the cylindrical roll, and which protrude generally outwardly of an exterior cylindrical surface of the roll. The transverse members inhibit rolling of the roll roofing either off a pitched roof, or relative to a flat roof. One or more inserts may be provided in a hollow core of the roll, and connectors may attach a strap to these inserts for transporting the same from ground to a rooftop, or otherwise. Protective covers may be provided at opposite ends of the roll roofing, and the protective covers may comprise the transverse members, as may be desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: Barbara Berkowitz, Gregory F. Jacobs, Brett Thibodeau, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu
  • Patent number: 7281629
    Abstract: A package for a wide line, film ribbon which utilizes a pair of spaced-apart end pieces which engages a pair of spaced-apart end pieces engaging the end edges of the ribbon roll stored within the roll in multiple turns. A sheet of corrugated material is formed into a roll and inserted into the core opening of the film ribbon roll to stabilize the roll, and another sheet of corrugated material is wound about the outer surface of the roll to protect the surface and the roll itself from damage. A shrinkable overwrap encompasses the end pieces, the corrugated material, and the ribbon roll underneath to provide additional protection and maintain the components of the package and the film ribbon roll in a predetermined fixed relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Inventors: Mark Pavlansky, Keith Pavlansky
  • Patent number: 7168561
    Abstract: Packaging rolls and a method of packaging rolls of textile fabric are provided in which a roll of textile fabric having first and second transverse ends and a longitudinal length is inserted within a polymeric bag disposed over the roll. The polymeric bag includes a reclosable closure strip comprising at least one rib and one groove oppositely disposed on an inner surface of the polymeric bag proximate to the bag opening. The polymeric bag is designed to provide water and abrasion resistance to rolls of textile goods of about 3–16 feet in length and about 6–24 inches in diameter. The bag can also be reused for partially used rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics Canada, Ltd.
    Inventor: Elizabeth Dufresne
  • Patent number: 7152735
    Abstract: A removable cover for a container and a container having the removable cover. The cover may be adapted with an opening to enable wire to pass through the cover with the cover disposed on the container. The container may be adapted to be lifted by inserting a fork, or other lifting member, of a lifting device into the container. The container may comprise a fiber drum having one or more openings, or recesses, adapted to receive a fork of a lifting device. The container may be cylindrical. The container may be adapted to store wire. An adapter assembly may be disposed on the cover to protect the opening in the cover and to direct movement of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Robert K. Dragoo, David E. Shepherd, Michael A. Rowland
  • Patent number: 7080734
    Abstract: An industrial reel wrap is designed for wrapping an industrial reel having a central spool and a pair of end plates connected thereto. The reel wrap includes a central portion that is spannable across a distance between the end plates of the reel. The reel wrap additionally includes first and second side portions that are coupled to the central portion. The first and second side portions each include a number of tabs along the length of the reel wrap. The tabs are securable to the exterior surface of each the end plates, the first and last of the tabs are preferably overlapped to completely enclose the industrial reel. The tabs are separated from the central portion by a double crease seam to enable easier folding of the tabs. The reel wrap may be scored to enable compact folding for shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Diversi-Plast Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Morris, Mark S. Stoll, Gary G. Urbanski
  • Patent number: 7077268
    Abstract: Described is a packaging (10) for a magnetic tape reel (12) wound on to a core element (32), comprising a tray element (14) with a bottom (16) from which a central centering projection (20) for centeredly fixing the core element (32) of the magnetic tape reel (12) and stacking projections (22) which are radially equally far away from the centering projection (20) for stacking tray elements (14) one upon the other project upwardly in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Leonard Kurz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Luber, Ralph Hopfensitz
  • Patent number: 7037882
    Abstract: The invention is a cleaning material for cleaning printing machines. The cleaning material is comprised of a fabric that has been impregnated with a cleaning composition having branched chain monobasic and/or dibasic esters that contain 2-ethyl hexanoate. The cleaning composition can also include additional low volatility solvents and surfactants. A particularly useful cleaning composition is comprised of isobutyl stearate in combination with branched chain monobasic and/or dibasic esters that contain 2-ethyl hexanoate. The cleaning material can be wound onto a roll that can be adaptable to fit commercially available printing machine cleaning devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: BBA Nonwovens Simpsonville, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon A. Howey, Emil Delgado
  • Patent number: 7036663
    Abstract: A package of a roll, particularly a paper web roll comprising a wrapper, particularly a paper web wrapper wound stagewise into at least two wrappings about the roll in an overlap fashion. The paper web wrapper is wound about the roll in a slightly helical manner so that the edges of the wrapper layers overlap in a staggered fashion. The staggered edges of the overlap wrapping are formed so that each superposed wrapper layer conceals the underlying wrapper layer, whereby in a finished wrapping of a product only one wrapper edge remains visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Saimtec Engineering Oy
    Inventors: Ismo Itkonen, Tapio Korhonen, Risto Laukkanen, Esa Nuutinen, Juha Pitkänen, Heikki Rasimus, Seppo Rasimus, Timo Silvennoinen, Veli Ulvinen
  • Patent number: 7017742
    Abstract: A container for storing material, such as welding wire. The container is adapted to be lifted by inserting a fork, or other lifting member, of a lifting device into the container. The container may comprise a fiber drum having one or more openings, or recesses, adapted to receive a fork of a lifting device. The container may be cylindrical. The container may be comprised of a cellulosic material. The container may house welding wire. A method of manufacturing a container adapted to be lifted by inserting a member of a lifting device into the container also is featured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Hobart Brothers Company,
    Inventors: Robert K. Dragoo, David E. Shepherd, Michael A. Rowland
  • Patent number: 6935502
    Abstract: An industrial reel wrap is designed for wrapping an industrial reel having a central spool and a pair of end plates connected thereto. The reel wrap includes a central portion that is spannable across a distance between the end plates of the reel. The reel wrap additionally includes first and second side portions that are coupled to the central portion. The first and second side portions each include a number of tabs along the length of the reel wrap. The tabs are securable to the exterior surface of each the end plates, the first and last of the tabs are preferably overlapped to completely enclose the industrial reel. The tabs are separated from the central portion by a double crease seam to enable easier folding of the tabs. The reel wrap may be scored to enable compact folding for shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Diversi-Plast Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Stoll, Richard J. Morris, Gary G. Urbanski
  • Patent number: 6857586
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing a rolled article has a rotary supporting mechanism for rotatably supporting opposite ends of a photosensitive roll, an end drawing mechanism for drawing a sheet end of the photosensitive roll to a prescribed length, a pressing mechanism for supporting opposite surfaces of the sheet end, and an applying mechanism for applying a joint tape to the sheet end supported by the pressing mechanism in a transverse direction of the photosensitive roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihiro Kadota, Kouji Tsujimura, Kazuo Okutsu, Katsumi Tashiro, Hisashi Takahashi, Bungo Shigeta, Koichi Nakatogawa
  • Patent number: 6840067
    Abstract: A knitted netting includes longitudinal polyolefin ribbons and lateral polyolefin ribbons knitted with the longitudinal polyolefin ribbons to form knitted netting. The lateral polyolefin ribbons of the knitted netting have an actual shuss length more than 110% of a calculated shuss length for the knitted netting. The actual shuss length being in excess of 110% of the calculated shuss length for the knitted netting prevents transverse shrinkage of the netting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Tama Plastic Industry
    Inventors: Nissim Mass, Yuval Lieber
  • Patent number: 6814232
    Abstract: An industrial reel wrap is designed for wrapping an industrial reel having a central spool and a pair of end plates connected thereto. The reel wrap includes a central portion that is spannable across a distance between the end plates of the reel. The reel wrap additionally includes first and second side portions that are coupled to the central portion. The first and second side portions each include a number of tabs along the length of the reel wrap. The tabs are securable to the exterior surface of each the end plates, the first and last of the tabs are preferably overlapped to completely enclose the industrial reel. The tabs are separated from the central portion by a double crease seam to enable easier folding of the tabs. The reel wrap may be scored to enable compact folding for shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Diversi-Plast Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Morris, Mark S. Stoll, Gary G. Urbanski
  • Patent number: 6802420
    Abstract: A light-shielded photosensitive material roll equipped with adapters is provided in which a photosensitive material sheet, which has been unwound once, can be wound up again smoothly. The photosensitive material roll, which can be mounted in a predetermined machine, includes: (a) a hollow, cylindrical winding core; (b) an elongated photosensitive material sheet wound-up on the winding core; (c) an annular member including a cylindrical portion inserted in an opening of the core, and a flange portion extending in a radial direction from one end of the cylindrical portion; (d) a ring-shaped light-shielding sheet disposed between the annular member flange portion and the core; and (e) an adapter including an adapter tube portion inserted into the annular member cylindrical portion, and an adapter flange portion extending in a radial direction from one end of the adapter tube portion. The light-shielding sheet is partially adhered to the adapter flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masafumi Fukugawa, Nobuhiko Kashiwagi, Taisuke Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 6789672
    Abstract: When packaging a roll product in which a belt-shaped sensitized material has been wound around a core with a light shielding sheet, the packaging apparatus is capable of forming an angle pleated portion of a gather-folded portion which covers a roll end surface with stability, and the package of roll product is capable of retaining the light shielding property and the moisture resistance while making the area of the sheet as small as possible. The gather-folding apparatus forms angle pleated portions on end surface wrapping material by means of both plate-shaped folding members which come into plane contact from outside of the end surface wrapping material and inter support arms which come into line-contact with the inner peripheral surface of the end surface wrapping material. This gather-folding apparatus forms, by means of both the surfaces of the plate-shaped folding members and the line of the inter support arm, two planes of folded planes sandwiching the line concerned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobumitsu Takahashi, Makoto Ikeda, Kunihiro Sumida
  • Patent number: 6779662
    Abstract: A package for a metal coil to prevent condensation of moisture on the metal coil comprises a lower sleeve and an upper sleeve. The lower sleeve comprises a cushion, a moisture barrier secured to the cushion, and a generally cylindrical insulating wrapper secured to the moisture barrier. The upper sleeve comprises a moisture barrier and a generally cylindrical insulating wrapper secured to the moisture barrier of the upper sleeve. The lower sleeve and the upper sleeve are sized to matingly engage one another to encase the metal coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Polypac, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Alan Dorsey
  • Patent number: 6752550
    Abstract: A holding mechanism 10 for holding an ink ribbon 20 includes a transparent shell 11 and a board 12. The transparent shell 11 of the ink ribbon 20 is provided with wind slack preventive portions 11a to 11d which prevent rotations of a feed bobbin 21 and reel bobbin 22, and wind meandering preventive portions 11e, 11f which bears down an axial end 23a of a film 23. The ink ribbon 20 can be stably held by the holding mechanism 10 during a transportation and a loading thereof. The transparent shell 11 is provided with support portions 11g, 11f which improve a stability when loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignees: Olympus Optical Co., LTD, Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Toyofuku, Hiroyuki Kaneko, Satoru Kato, Yousuke Kobayashi, Hisashi Yamada, Katsuyuki Oshima, Kozo Odamura, Takayuki Imai
  • Publication number: 20040079664
    Abstract: A method for packaging a photosensitive film roll, comprising packaging the photosensitive film roll with a resin case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Watanabe, Katsutoshi Itagaki, Tomoyuki Haga, Hideaki Tagaya