Plural Paper Bags (i.e., Stack Or Pack) Patents (Class 206/554)
  • Patent number: 10494150
    Abstract: A flexible container is provided. The flexible container includes four panels. The four panels form (i) a body portion; (ii) a neck portion, and a flare portion that extends from the neck portion; (iii) a tapered transition portion between the body portion and the neck portion; and (iv) the neck portion has a reduced width. The flare portion has an expanded end. The width of the flare portion gradually increases from the neck portion to the expanded end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Bruno R. Pereira, Marcos P. Franca
  • Patent number: 10479600
    Abstract: One or more embodiments provide a pre-loaded waste bag system comprised of a plurality of disposable, drawstring waste bags nested one inside the other. The waste bin is comprised of a rigid frame containing two pairs of securing members molded into or affixed to opposite sides of the outside of the waste bin walls. The waste bags are placed inside the waste bin, with the drawstrings looped around the securing members located on the waste bin. The innermost bag is removed by sliding the drawstring of the innermost bag off of the securing members and pulling the innermost bag out of the waste bin. The action separates two sheets of a releasable, scented square releasing a pleasant odor or perfume contained within the two sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Dear Future Me, LLC
    Inventor: Michael F. Bolos
  • Patent number: 10457479
    Abstract: A nested liner assembly includes a plurality of nested plastic film liners held by a lifter placed inside an insert fitted to the rim of a trash receptacle. The trash receptacle may have a hinged lid. The insert is adjacent the rim except near the hinge of the receptacle's lid where it extends on the outside of the receptacle below the lid and around the hinge. The two ends of the insert may be fastened together below the hinge to hold the insert in position without interfering with the operation of the lid. The lifter rests in a channel formed in the insert where the insert holds the liners open for use. The nested liners extend through the lifter and are held in place by a plurality of fasteners on the exterior surface of the lifter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Joe Louis Harrison
  • Patent number: 10384863
    Abstract: An apparatus for quickly, easily, and securely storing, organizing, and transporting bags may include a front surface, a back surface, side surfaces, and a bottom surface. The apparatus may include a mounting hook projecting outwardly from the back surface. The mounting hook may be configured to attach to one or more objects, such as a pocket on the seat of a vehicle or a shopping cart. The apparatus may include handles for transporting the bags between a store and a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FINEBERG+SYLVAN LLC
    Inventor: Stephan D. Sylvan
  • Patent number: 10183783
    Abstract: A carrier bag has a first side panel (back panel) with a first carrier handle, which may be a first flexible loop, and an opposing second side panel (front panel) with a second carrier handle, which may be a second flexible loop. The first side panel has a first upper edge and a first lower edge as well as two opposite first side edges, wherein the second side panel has a second upper edge and a second lower edge as well as two opposite second side edges. The first and second side panels are connected to each other at or adjacent to the respective first and second side edges to form lateral sides of the bag, or the first and second side panels are connected at the first and second side edges to opposing lateral walls to form lateral sides of the bag. A bottom of the bag is formed by a bottom wall that is connected to the first and second lower edges or by a weld seam or glue seam that joins the first and second lower edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Papier-Mettler KG
    Inventor: Georg Donner
  • Patent number: 9914585
    Abstract: The debris catcher is a waste receptacle that is adapted for use with a drill. The debris catcher is further adapted for use with a wall. The debris catcher captures and removes the waste generated by a drill when the drill is used to drill a hole in a wall. The debris catcher is a collection bag that is attached to the wall underneath drill site such that debris generated from the drill site will fall into the debris catcher. The debris catcher comprises a collection bag, a first adhesive, a second adhesive, and a plurality of spring loaded clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Dan Alberti, Ronald Thomson
  • Patent number: 9717356
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cup sleeve formed with a reverse damping structure having one or more rings inwardly bent and annularly arranged on one or both of the edge and the inner periphery of the cup sleeve, so when the mentioned cup sleeve is sleeved with a cup-shaped or bottle-shaped or can-shaped container, the anti-slip damping for enhancing the anti-loose function is provided by the reverse damping structure, thus the cup sleeve is less likely to be released from the cup-shaped or bottle-shaped or can-shaped container, and with the reverse damping structure, the interval formed between the cup sleeve and the cup-shaped or bottle-shaped or can-shaped container is enlarged thereby increasing the thermal insulation effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: Tai-Her Yang, Chun Rong Yang
  • Patent number: 9694157
    Abstract: A compact packaged intermittent urinary catheter having a longitudinally elongated intermittent urinary catheter retained within a longitudinally compacted elastic package. A method of using the catheter wherein at least a portion of the package is used as a drainage tube for the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Cure Medical LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Palmer
  • Patent number: 9555932
    Abstract: A plastic can liner and a drawstring for closing the can liner. First and second plastic panels joined along edges of the panels define a bag body. Opposed first and second panel edges that are not joined define a can liner opening. A first hem extends along the first panel edge and a second hem extends along the second panel edge. A drawstring extends through the first and second hems. The drawstring is a cross-laminated plastic film. In some embodiments, the drawstring includes first and second drawstring strips sealed together adjacent the opposite ends thereof. Each of the first and second drawstring strips can be made from a plastic film including a first layer and a second layer bonded to the first layer. Each of the first and second layers have a machine direction oriented transverse to the length of the drawstring and the machine direction of the other layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Interplast Group Corporation
    Inventors: Ben Tseng, Leo Yih Lang Chang, Kelvin Yang, Jyh-yao Raphael Li
  • Patent number: 9445694
    Abstract: A cover preferably for a dispenser comprised of at least two components which are assembled together with a joint seam between edge portions of the components and an extrudable material extruded to provide a continuous elongate bead which overlies the joint seal, hiding the joint seal from view and presenting a visible bead surface spanning between exterior surfaces of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: OP-Hygiene IP GmbH
    Inventor: Heiner Ophardt
  • Patent number: 9296547
    Abstract: An assembly of a recipient for in a using state of the assembly receiving objects of different kinds and of a retainer for in a resting state of the assembly retaining the recipient. The retainer is formed as a case and the recipient is, before being assembled with the case, formed as a tube which has a first and second end part and in the resting state of the assembly has been folded up in a predetermined way into at least nearly parallel folds and, which are placed close to and/or are abutting each other. The assembly forms, when being in use, a desirable large bag for containing objects of different kinds and when not being in use a small case which is comfortable to store and handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: ALL IN ONE BAG ApS
    Inventor: Bjorn Karlo Larsen
  • Patent number: 8979367
    Abstract: A self opening bag includes front and real walls joined at their respective first and second side and bottom edges. The bag is folded at least once parallel to its side edges. At least one attaching feature is located on the outer surface of the bag adjacent the upper end and between the folded walls. The bag is releasably attached to a subsequent bag. The at least one attaching feature causes the bag to open as the bag is pulled from the subsequent bag. The once folded bag may be sealed at the bottom edges after folding to form a star-sealed bag bottom. The bags may be removably attached to each other at a perforation line and wound onto a compact roll for use with a bag dispenser. The bags may have an upper seam, a U-shaped cut and a pair of bag handles. The bags may be corona treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Brian Tan
  • Patent number: 8936174
    Abstract: The plastic bag dispenser pipe is constructed of a wall bracket from which a pipe member is rigidly affixed. The pipe member extends laterally an undefined length, and is further characterized with a front opening that spans along the length. The pipe member includes distal openings, which enable a plurality of individually folded plastic bags to extend at both distal openings. Each individually folded plastic bag is individually removed from the plastic bag dispenser pipe as needed. The wall bracket includes mounting surfaces that enable the plastic bag dispenser pipe to be secured to a generally planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Kurt R. Kramer
  • Patent number: 8915372
    Abstract: A plurality of stacked polyethylene film bags comprising about 40-48 wt. % high density, high molecular weight polyethylene, 12-20 wt. % high density, medium molecular weight polyethylene, 20-30 wt. % linear low density polyethylene, 0-8 wt. % color concentrate, are releasably adhered together in substantial registration. Each of the bags includes front and rear polyethylene film walls and each of the front and rear walls have first and second side edges, a top edge and a bottom edge. The front and rear walls are integrally joined at their first and second side edges and secured together at their bottom edges. An open mouth portion is defined adjacent the top edges of the bag. At least an upper portion of the outer surface of the front and rear walls of each of the bags has been corona treated. T-shirt style bags using the above formulation are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Gregorio Lim Tan
  • Publication number: 20140367304
    Abstract: Delivering bags, for example, for delivering items and products purchased bye-commerce in so-called “grocery” tote bags to the respective purchasing customers is described. In one embodiment, a system includes a box and a plurality of bag protectors, each made of material having sufficient rigidity to protect a bag contained therein. In one embodiment, the bag protector has a bottom panel configured to support a bottom of the bag, and two side panels that are configured to extend from two opposing edges of the boom panel away from the bottom panel to form a generally tapering profile so as to meet each other adjacent an opening portion of the bag. The box is configured to receive a plurality of bag protectors, each protectively containing a bag therein. For example, given the generally tapering profile of the bag protectors, they may be placed alternately facing opposite directions in the box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Yasushi Kawano
  • Patent number: 8899420
    Abstract: A cassette (3) for dispensing bags from an elongated tubing (32) comprising an annular receptacle (38) accommodating a length of tubing (32) in an accumulated condition. An annular opening at an upper end of the annular receptacle (38) is for dispensing the tubing (32). The annular receptacle (38) defines a central opening (34) through which a knotted end (40) of the tubing (32) passes to form a bag supported by the annular receptacle (38) with disposable objects passing through the circular central opening (34) to be received in the bag, and a clearance (41) only at a bottom of the central opening (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: International Refills Company Limited
    Inventor: Michel Morand
  • Publication number: 20140346082
    Abstract: A front holder section for use in forming a holder for used plastic bags. The front holder section has at least two container sections with the first container section having a first front wall and first and second sidewalls extending rearwardly from the sides of the first front wall. The second container section has a second front wall, smaller than the first front wall, extending transversely from the second side wall of the first container section. The second container section also has a third side wall extending rearwardly from the free side of the second front wall. The second sidewall of the first container section completes the second container section. The three sidewalls terminate in free side edges which edges are aligned in a straight line. Each container section has an opening at least near each end, one opening acting as an inlet to load bags into the container, the other opening acting as an outlet to remove bags from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Winikoff
  • Patent number: 8827105
    Abstract: A plastic bag storage and dispensing container having an elongated tubular structure with contoured top and bottom ends each having a formed opening. An elongated slot extends between the formed openings of the contoured top and bottom for receiving and dispensing collapsed plastic bags. The storage and dispensing container has mounting structures for mounting the container in a vertical or horizontal orientation to a wall, either a flat wall or in a wall corner, and may be provided with a vanity door cover to cover and expose the elongated slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Tomas Shiek
  • Patent number: 8813962
    Abstract: A holder for used plastic bags having at least two tubular containers, one container larger than the other. The larger container is used for storing bags that are larger than the bags stored by the other container. Each container has a first opening at one end of the container for passing bags into or out of the container and a second opening at the other end of the container for passing bags into or out of the container. The openings are at least large enough for a user to insert his thumb and a finger within the container to be able to withdraw a bag from within the container. There is a slot in each container between the openings allowing a member to be inserted into the container to move bags within the container toward either opening. The holder can be mounted with either end at the top, normally forming an inlet for the bags while the opening at the bottom forms an outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Winikoff
  • Publication number: 20140144806
    Abstract: Bag having coupons selectively positioned thereon are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: HARRY B. WILFONG, JR.
  • Patent number: 8590706
    Abstract: A pack of bags with a sleeve that provides an envelope for the pack of bags is disclosed. In the plurality of bag units in the pack of plastic bags, each front sheet and back sheet is cut to form an opening and a grab tab for each bag. A tongue may be inserted in the opening to push forward the grab tab when the pack of plastic bags is suspended from a rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventors: Alejandro J. Alvarado, Pedro A. Monterrosa
  • Patent number: 8534462
    Abstract: Film bags are dispensed from a container having an opening. Each of the film bags has a dispensed portion and a remaining portion and includes front and rear walls joined at their first and second side edges. The walls are sealed at the bottom edges and have a top edge. An upper portion of the bags is penetrated by two openings. The openings surround a center portion that extends upwardly toward to join the remaining portion formed by the openings and the top edges. The remaining portion has at least one frangible attachment to the dispensed portion. An optional bag stack insert has a notch at a first end that aligns with the opening. Each bag stack is secured to an insert with a lower end of the stack folded under the first end and the stack inserted into the container with the folded stack portion located adjacent the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Brian Tan
  • Patent number: 8522978
    Abstract: A flexible container including opposing closed first and second edges, a closed third edge and an open side or end. The flexible container may include an unclosed area extending beyond one of the closed edges forming the flexible container. The unclosed area may include a first opening tab and a second opening tab configured to be pulled apart in order to initiate opening of the flexible container. The first opening tab and second opening tab may each include at least two openings. The opening may be positioned so as to channel a stress concentration proximate a heat seal. The flexible container may be formed of multi-layer film having a first outer layer, a second outer layer and directly adhered to the first outer layer an internal layer formed of a blend of at least two resin components that are partially compatible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Odabashian
  • Publication number: 20130098799
    Abstract: [Problem to be Solved] To provide a display strip capable of attaching by heat sealing bags comprising a biaxial oriented film and having no low-melting-point layer on the outer surface of the bag. [Solution] In the display strip comprising a substrate layer and a sealant layer, problems can be solved by using the display strip characterized in that the sealant layer contains an acid-modified olefin resin. In particular, it is more preferable that the sealant layer contains (a) an acid-modified olefin resin, (b) a non-acid-modified olefin resin and (c) an adhesion-imparting agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: ISHIDA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ishida Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8393496
    Abstract: A representative stack of sheets including sheet bodies each of which is formed by folding a sheet and has a plurality of pieces between both ends of the sheet body. The sheet bodies are stacked one on another in such a manner that one of the plurality of pieces of each of the sheet bodies on one side in a stacking direction and another piece on the other side are inserted between pieces of an adjacent sheet body on one side in the stacking direction with respect to the sheet body and between pieces of an adjacent sheet body on the other side in the stacking direction, respectively, wherein an auxiliary piece is formed by folding an end of the piece of the sheet body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Bandoh, Koji Sangawa
  • Patent number: 8282280
    Abstract: A bag (10) of thin plastic material shaped into a container having a closed end (11b) and an open end (11a) cut to provide two tying portions (18), and gusseted sides (14) extending between the open and closed ends. The plastic material is of a color and has embedded fragrance and antimicrobial agents, and has an imprinted design or pattern. The bag (10) is of a size suitable for receiving a single product, such as a used feminine hygiene product, along with any other material in the use or replacement of such product by a user, in which the tying portions (18) are tieable to seal said product within the bag. When a product is sealed in the bag (10) by a user, the antimicrobial agents inhibits the growth of odor causing bacteria, the scent masks any odors, and the color and imprinted design assists to conceal or obfuscate any blood on a used feminine product when received within the bag (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Scensible Source Co., LLC
    Inventors: John W. Germanow, Ann D. Germanow
  • Patent number: 8210354
    Abstract: A pack of bags with a sleeve that provides an envelope for the pack of bags is disclosed. In the plurality of bag units in the pack of plastic bags, each front sheet and back sheet is cut to form an opening and a grab tab for each bag. A tongue may be inserted in the opening to push forward the grab tab when the pack of plastic bags is suspended from a rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventors: Rafael A. Alvarado, Alejandro J. Alvarado
  • Publication number: 20120160732
    Abstract: A plurality of stacked polyethylene film bags comprising about 40-48 wt. % high density, high molecular weight polyethylene, 12-20 wt. % high density, medium molecular weight polyethylene, 20-30 wt. % linear low density polyethylene, 0-8 wt. % color concentrate, are releasably adhered together in substantial registration. Each of the bags includes front and rear polyethylene film walls and each of the front and rear walls have first and second side edges, a top edge and a bottom edge. The front and rear walls are integrally joined at their first and second side edges and secured together at their bottom edges. An open mouth portion is defined adjacent the top edges of the bag. At least an upper portion of the outer surface of the front and rear walls of each of the bags has been corona treated. T-shirt style bags using the above formulation are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: Gregorio Lim Tan
  • Publication number: 20120080352
    Abstract: A cassette (3) for dispensing bags from an elongated tubing (32) comprising an annular receptacle (38) accommodating a length of tubing (32) in an accumulated condition. An annular opening at an upper end of the annular receptacle (38) is for dispensing the tubing (32). The annular receptacle (38) defines a central opening (34) through which a knotted end (40) of the tubing (32) passes to form a bag supported by the annular receptacle (38) with disposable objects passing through the circular central opening (34) to be received in the bag, and a clearance (41) only at a bottom of the central opening (34).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: Michel MORAND
  • Patent number: 8016111
    Abstract: A reusable shopping bag assembly includes handle structure for use with a plurality of reusable shopping bags. The handle structure includes a handle frame with a pair of tubular sleeves extending therefrom in spaced relation to support a plurality of the reusable shopping bags having sleeve receiving holes therethrough and a pair of caps connected to the frame by cords and removably positioned on the sleeves the retain the bags thereon. The sleeves are spaced apart and bores therethrough are sized and shaped to enable the handle structure with a plurality of reusable shopping bags thereon to be positioned on a rack holding store bags to facilitate placement of merchandise in the reusable bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Elemental Muse, LLC
    Inventors: Monica Michele Wilson, Erik Jay Batalia
  • Patent number: 8011500
    Abstract: A reusable bag with a fastening system is disclosed. The reusable bag having at least one panel, but typically having a first panel and a second panel with a first loop handle and a second loop handle, the first and second handles coupled with and extending from the first and second panels respectively. The fastening system of the reusable bag comprises at least one of, but typically both a first strap and a second strap. The first strap having one of a hook material and a loop material, while the second strap having another of the hook material. Further disclosed are a looped third strap of the fastening system and a pocket adapted to receive the first and second straps. Methods relating to the reusable bag and fastening system, such as a method comprising folding and/or rolling, stacking, wrapping, and securing one or more reusable bags are additionally described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Jae Sang Lee
  • Patent number: 7992879
    Abstract: A reusable packaging system includes a series of four bags, each designed to be reusable and capable of standing upright when in an open state. The bags are constructed so that they will fit in an open state within a shopping cart, and differ progressively in size so that they can be nested inside of each other for storage. The nested bags are then folded to form a compact, single package which can be easily transported by a user to a store for shopping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventors: Mikel Eisenberg, Kristen Brown
  • Patent number: 7971720
    Abstract: Bags for granular material with a closure on top of the bag and a vertical handle on the lower end of the bag and having suitable dimensions, static coefficient of friction, creep resistance and containing granular materials of limited flow properties can be vertically stacked without support, for example on a pallet. One such suitable granular material is cat litter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventor: Douglas J. Minkler
  • Patent number: 7959006
    Abstract: A bag has two handles extending from a containing structure that holds items. An elastic member is attached to each handle and each elastic member defines at least part of a passage. Arms of a bag rack assembly are placed through the passages defined by the elastic members so that the bag is supported on the bag rack by the elastic members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan McCoy, Daniel Joseph Hoyord, Angela L. Baer
  • Patent number: 7950205
    Abstract: Pouches are provided to the user of an automated pouch handling apparatus in a pouch container. The pouches are oriented the same way in the box. The box may be sealed to prevent pouch contamination. A door on the box is opened or removed to define a door opening. A portion of the pouch stack is accessible through the opening. These pouch containers may be stacked near a pouch handling apparatus where the operator may open the door and load the pouch containers directly into the pouch handling apparatus. The pouch handling apparatus removes the pouches directly from the pouch container through the door opening. The apparatus may include a pouch separator that bends the edge of the pouch out through the door and slides the first pouch away from the second pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventor: Anthony H. Gates
  • Patent number: 7931150
    Abstract: A cassette (3) for dispensing bags from an elongated tubing (32) comprising an annular receptacle (38) accommodating a length of tubing (32) in an accumulated condition. An annular opening at an upper end of the annular receptacle (38) is for dispensing the tubing (32). The annular receptacle (38) defines a central opening (34) through which a knotted end (40) of the tubing (32) passes to form a bag supported by the annular receptacle (38) with disposable objects passing through the circular central opening (34) to be received in the bag, and a clearance (41) only at a bottom of the central opening (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: International Refills Company Limited
    Inventor: Michel Morand
  • Patent number: 7806594
    Abstract: A bag for holding perishable foods for transportation to a consumer's home includes an adhesive disposed on a flap of the bag to be folded down to cover the bag's opening. The adhesive can be used to bind multiple deli bags together for dispensing as well as to seal the bag for transportation of foodstuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas J. Trinko
  • Patent number: 7775717
    Abstract: A compacted tube structure for forming bags. The structure includes a plurality of alternating inner and outer longitudinally extending folds that define a plurality of outwardly extending projections. The outwardly extending projections are stacked one upon another on a first side and a second side of the structure on opposite sides of the longitudinal axis. The structure may further include at least one S-fold extending across a width for shortening the length of the structure. Top and bottom projections on each side may include an edge tab. The top and bottom edge tabs may be sealed together to form an edge margin on each side for retaining the compacted configuration of the structure. The structure may also include a plurality of separation lines and sealed ends for defining one or more bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventor: Nicholas P. DeLuca
  • Patent number: 7766170
    Abstract: A transport unit comprises a load carrier, a load which comprises at least one coil of a web; the web being wound on a reel, a load distributing element, and a tightening strap, the load being carried by said load carrier in such a manner that the reel of said at least one coil is arranged perpendicular to the load carrier, the load having an upper surface facing said load distributing element, the load distributing element being arranged on the upper surface of the load, and the tightening strap enclosing a force-absorbing structure formed of the load carrier, the reel and the load distributing element and adapted to secure the load to the load carrier. The load carrier has a flat load surface, and the web comprises interconnected container blanks, the load having a lower surface which rests on the load surface and comprises an end face of the reel of the at least one coil and a bottom surface formed of a bottom edge of the web of interconnected container blanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Ecolean Research & Development A/S
    Inventors: Evert Månsson, Peter Nilsson, Per Gustafsson
  • Patent number: 7753588
    Abstract: A tabless, self-opening T-shirt-styled thermoplastic bag is provided having a handle, stress relief notch, and mounting tab structure for providing a wide-opening bag mouth and a bag having high weight carrying capacity. Handles have a narrow upper portion, a wide middle portion and a narrow lower portion. Handle mounting apertures are provided in the wide middle portion, which projects inwardly above the mouth of the bag. The handle mounting apertures are formed by a blade having an elongate section that is bent to form an obtuse angle. The handle mounting aperture has a sufficient width for accommodating arms of a dispensing rack and a height about three times as great as the width. The bag has a central mounting tab extending above the mouth of the bag and between the handles. A stress relief notch having a reasonably tight radius of curvature is provided between each handle and the mounting tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Superbag Corp.
    Inventor: Jacobo Bazbaz
  • Patent number: 7661534
    Abstract: A containment (3;3a;3b;3c) comprises an outer box (2;2a;2b;3c) defining an inner space where a stack of individual pouches (1;1a) is arranged. The individual pouches each have a pocket (10) containing a product, e.g. a thin-film strip (FS), and are designed to be individually removed from the stack. The outer box (2;2a;2b;2c) comprises a closure (26;26a;26b;26c) for preventing/allowing access to the individual pouches (1;1a) and further comprises means (20;20a;20b;20c) for interacting with the pouches (1;1a) in a manner such as to allow access to the pocket (10) upon removing the pouch from the stack. The means (20;20a;20b;20c) for interacting with the pouches are arranged such that upon removing a pouch (1;1a) from the stack the pouch is opened along an essential part of its longitudinal extension and is completely removed from the outer box (2;2a;2b;2c) with no residual part of the pouch (1;1a) remaining in the outer box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Novartis, AG
    Inventors: Christian Saclier, Marco Ackermann, Richard Miles, Matthew Grey
  • Patent number: 7654409
    Abstract: A shopping bag storage and dispensing unit consisting of a topwise open box component, a partition component therein, a hole in the front side thereof, a hole in the backside thereof, a lid component fittable over the top edging of the box component, two holes in the lid component each being amenable to receipt of a dagger component, as well as a support bracket receivable by the backside hole, with holes in the support bracket for receipt of affixation members in turn receivable by a vertically inclined hard surface and pieces of hook and fastener material affixable to one another as well as to the vertically inclined hard surface and to the backside of the box component respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Inventor: Roy W. Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20090159484
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bag-stack and a device for the production of bag-stacks, in particular bags for automated machines, wherein the bag stack is formed from a plurality of connected bags made of plastic foil, and wherein each bag is formed from a front wall and a back wall. The back wall is built longer than the front wall in the area of an opening. The bag stack is welded at the back wall to the longer end of the front wall, wherein the bag-stack exhibits at least three welds, distributed over the width of the bag stack at the longer end of the back wall in such a way that a sturdy edge of the bag-stack is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Armin MEYER, Jakob Schneider
  • Publication number: 20080310767
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved disposable emesis containment system comprising an expandable bag constituted of a non-porous, flexible polymeric material, such bag having a metal or plastic frame e.g., in the shape of a spring that permits expansion of the bag into a desired shape e.g. spherical, the bag having a large opening or aperture at the top upon expansion which opening is sealable by use of an associated draw- or pull-string and which expandable bag is stored in an easily opened, preferably resealable storage container in unexpanded form prior to usage. This system provides an improved means of storing and disposal of emesis and other noxious biological materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Edward Joseph Engel, Kelly Anne Engel, Tricia Lynn Engel
  • Publication number: 20080277308
    Abstract: A rack and T-shirt bag which may be used in combination are disclosed. The T-shirt bag includes elongated tabs which can be tied together when the bag is loaded with items. A pack of the bags can also include contact adhesive disposed between adjacent bags that will cause a successive bag to open as a lead bag is removed. The rack includes a pair of handle mounting arms for mounting a pack of T-shirt bags, the arms having an upwardly extending portion which lifts the bags and increases their perceived volume as they are being loaded. The arms also include a stopper for preventing removal of successive bags as the lead bag is removed. A side-mounted bag dispenser for mounting a second pack of T-shirt bags can be selectively attached to the rack. The dispenser includes a handle support arm which supports the bags as they are loaded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventor: Ebrahim Simhaee
  • Publication number: 20080257778
    Abstract: A bag stack assembly (10) comprises a stack of bags (12). Each bag in the stack comprises front and back walls with closed sides, a closed base end, an open mouth end opposite the base end and a pair of handles extending from the open mouth end. The handles are connected together by means of an attachment bar block of material spaced from the open mouth end. The stack is folded about a fold line F extending across the bag. A jacket (14) retains the stack in the folded condition. The bar block is retained in a separate retainer (16) which is secured to the stack by cooperation between a retainer formation (28, 30) and the bar block. The folded stack protrudes from the retainer to allow removal of the bag from the stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: EPS FZC
    Inventor: Adam Dickinson
  • Patent number: 7380667
    Abstract: A newspaper bagger system includes a bag support and a bag chute suspended around and from the bag support. The bag support includes a plurality of detachable bags that extend through the bottom of the chute. The bag chute includes a shoulder at an upper end of the chute to hang the bag chute from the bag support and can also include a vertical slot on a front side of the chute that extends down from the upper end of the chute about half the length of the chute. An upper stiffener is incorporated into the back of the chute and across the shoulder section of the chute and a lower stiffener is attached outside the chute and adjacent to a bottom of the chute. The bagger system is suspended from the interior of an automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Divine
  • Publication number: 20080035522
    Abstract: A plurality of stacked polyethylene film bags comprising about 40-48 wt. % high density, high molecular weight polyethylene, 12-20 wt. % high density, medium molecular weight polyethylene, 20-30 wt. % linear low density polyethylene, 0-8 wt. % color concentrate, are releasably adhered together in substantial registration. Each of the bags includes front and rear polyethylene film walls and each of the front and rear walls have first and second side edges, a top edge and a bottom edge. The front and rear walls are integrally joined at their first and second side edges and secured together at their bottom edges. An open mouth portion is defined adjacent the top edges of the bag. At least an upper portion of the outer surface of the front and rear walls of each of the bags has been corona treated. T-shirt style bags using the above formulation are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventor: Gregorio Lim Tan
  • Patent number: 7318568
    Abstract: A device is for releasably mounting a bundle of bags on a wall. The device has a wall-mounted suspension fitting. One rear major surface of the bag bundle is connected to a sheet which is parallel with said bundle and which is adapted for releasably co-action with the fitting. The bags are releasably connected to said sheet at there respective opening regions. The sheet has an opening midway of its width and the fitting has upwardly directed clip-finger that includes in an upper portion of its side facing towards the wall a projection that can be received in the opening in the sheet. The projection has two vertically separated oblique surfaces which are mutually convergent in a direction towards said wall for co-action with the upper and lower edges of the sheet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Inventor: Tony Barouta
  • Patent number: 7318525
    Abstract: In a stack of vest-style carrier bags S, each bag (10) comprises a front layer and a rear layer of flexible plastics material joined at the base (14) and sides (16, 18) and defining an open mouth end (20). Handles (22, 24) extend from the open mouth end. A tab (32a, b) extends from each ply of material between the handles. An attachment block (26) is provided between the handles (22, 24) and the handles are separably attached to the block by perforated lines of weakening. Front and rear tabs (32a) are separably attached to the attachment block. The rear tab (32b) of one bag is also separably attached to the front tab of the next bag in the stack so as to effect pulling of the front tab of the next bag from the stack. A container C is also provided for the stack with an opening O for allowing the bag to be removed and the subsequent front tab to protrude therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: EPS (FZC)
    Inventor: Adam Dickinson