Removable Bag Liner Patents (Class 220/495.06)
  • Patent number: 10377565
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for controlling electrically-powered trash receptacles and monitoring fullness levels. The system can include a storage enclosure and a bin contained inside the storage enclosure, the bin configured to receive and store items deposited in the storage enclosure, wherein an inside portion of the bin is at least partially covered by a bag placed inside the bin to hold the items deposited in the storage enclosure. The system can also include a sensor configured to sense a content fullness state of the bin and a processor configured to control operations performed by the sensor. In addition, the system can include a sleeve configured to be installed over an inside portion of the bin and the bag, the sleeve at least partially restricting a movement of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: BIG BELLY SOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Skocypec, Michael E. Feldman, Jeffrey T. Satwicz
  • Patent number: 10342388
    Abstract: A packaging for a powdered material includes a tub for receiving the material, the tub having a base and a peripheral wall with a top edge; an outer sleeve around at least the peripheral wall of the tub, thereby supporting the tub; a removable membrane for separating the powdered material in the tub from the environment; and a lid assembly having a peripheral rim for connection over the top edge of the peripheral wall of the tub and defining a wide access opening and a lid, hingedly attached to the rim for reclosing the access opening. A method of manufacturing such a package for a powdered material includes sliding the tub in the sleeve, such that at least the peripheral wall of the tub is enclosed by the sleeve, whereby sleeve supports the tub and the tub and sleeve form a container for the powdered material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: N.V. Nutricia
    Inventors: Alexander Josephus Maricus Van Puijenbroek, Patrick Michael Van Baal, Sjors Floris Crusius, Priya Caroline Roberts, Benoit Marie Francois Piette, Gary John Burdett
  • Patent number: 10201250
    Abstract: A container assembly includes a thermoformed tub of relatively thin plastic material having a peripheral wall extending to an upper edge and defining a product containing space. A lower rim is connected to the upper edge of the tub, the lower rim defining an opening giving access to the product containing space and being formed of a relatively thicker plastic material. An upper rim is connectable to the lower rim and a lid is provided for selectively closing the opening. By the use of a thin walled thermoformed tub, the amount of material required for forming the body of the container is limited. Furthermore, the lower rim of relatively thicker plastic material provides the required support to the relatively thin material of the peripheral wall, allowing effective connection to the upper rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: N.V. Nutricia
    Inventors: Alexander Josephus Maricus Van Puijenbroek, Sjors Floris Crusius, Priya Caroline Roberts, Benoit Marie Francois Piette, Patrick Michael Van Baal, Franck Perek
  • Patent number: 10005052
    Abstract: A processing receptacle for a biopharmaceutical product includes a pocket configured to accommodate the biopharmaceutical product that can assume a flat-folded state, an expanded state, or any intermediate state in between, a processing element having an active inner portion, a rigid protective chamber to protect the processing element, and at least one opening for introducing the product into the receptacle and/or for draining the contents from the receptacle. A portion of the protective chamber is rigidly attached to a portion of the pocket and movement of the pocket up or down brings about movement of the protective chamber; the processing element and the protective chamber are arranged to be independent from one another relative to their movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SARTORIUS STEDIM FMT SAS
    Inventors: Frederic Bernard, Eric Chevalier
  • Patent number: 9770540
    Abstract: A collapsible liner for use in a canister of a medical fluid collection system is disclosed. The liner includes a flexible bag extending longitudinally between a top portion opposite a closed bottom portion, and at least one support element connected to the bag and disposed generally laterally relative to a length of the bag. When an interior of the bag is subjected to a vacuum, the at least one support element limits an extent of lateral collapse while permitting longitudinal collapse. The canister includes a second vacuum source port located remotely from the lid so as to subject a space between the collapsible liner and the canister to a second vacuum commensurate to the vacuum applied to the interior of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Thomas L. Michaels
  • Patent number: 9745112
    Abstract: A flexible package having dispensing bag and a hose spout integrally coupled therewith. The dispensing bag is positioned within an outer vessel or urn having a valve dispensing member. The hose spout is extended through the valve dispensing member. The filled container can be emptied through the hose spout, which dispensing fluid flow can be controlled by the valve dispensing member. The hose spout comprises a molded member that includes a base flange that extends through a transition region to an elongated spout, with a dispensing opening at a distal end of the elongated spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventors: David Bellmore, Chris Murray
  • Patent number: 9708754
    Abstract: Liners for laundry receptacles are at least substantially comprised of an elastic material and include a peripheral edge, a central region, and an outer region between the peripheral edge and the central region. The outer region includes ridges and valleys each extending at least substantially parallel to the peripheral edge. Laundry receptacles include a frame including a top member and a liner coupled to the top member. The liner exhibits a modulus of elasticity of about 2,000 MPa or less and an elongation rating of about 100% or more. Methods of forming a laundry receptacle include forming a top member of a frame, forming a liner, and coupling the liner to the top member of the frame to hang the liner from the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Empee Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Marvin Philip
  • Patent number: 9573747
    Abstract: A method for folding a liner for packaging and/or insertion into an overpack. The method may include providing a liner comprising a substantially tubular body portion and a closed top and bottom, and a fitment formed in or affixed to the top of the liner, forming a gusset in the bottom panel of the liner, forming a gusset in the body portion of the liner, and fan-folding the liner. In some embodiments, the top of the liner may be a substantially circular top panel and the bottom of the liner may be a substantially circular bottom panel, with the top panel being attached to one end of the tubular body portion and the bottom panel being attached to an opposite end of the tubular body portion. In other embodiments, the liner may be a flexible, blow molded liner, thereby having no weld seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Amy Koland, Richard Chism
  • Patent number: 9284116
    Abstract: A waste receptacle has an outer cabinet housing and a waste or trash bag support frame that can be rotated about an upright axis to provide access to a bag held on the support frame. The support frame has a ring, on which a waste bag can be placed, spaced upwardly from the bottom of the support frame so that when the waste bag is full, it can be detached from the ring and dropped down for removal. A swivel assembly has a top portion secured to the bottom pan of the waste bag support frame, a lower portion secured to the bottom wall of the outer cabinet, and a ring of ball bearings which supports the top portion and the lower portion relative to each other such that the top portion and the lower portion can rotate relative to each other within the outer cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Troy A. Prosa
  • Patent number: 9218897
    Abstract: A vessel for both treatment of radioactive wastewater and disposal of radioactive waste contained therein. The vessel comprises a main vessel structure including a shell formed of a metal material and a liner integrally coupled to the interior surface of the shell. The liner is preferably formed of a plastic material, such as high density polyethylene. Waste treatment equipment for treatment of the radioactive wastewater is provided within the shell. Ion exchange resin is typically located in the main vessel structure which, when spent, constitutes the radioactive waste which is subject to disposal. The vessel is preferably configured to function as a High Integrity Container (HIC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: AVANTech, Inc.
    Inventor: James L. Braun
  • Patent number: 9102445
    Abstract: A tank assembly is provided for a machine. The tank assembly may have a tank with a plurality of sides connected to each other to substantially enclose a volume. A first side of the plurality of sides has an upper surface and a lower surface, and defines an opening into the volume and a first rotational stop feature at the opening. The tank assembly may also have a mounting flange with an upper member configured to engage the upper surface of the first side, a lower member configured to engage the lower surface of the first side, and a second rotational stop feature. The tank assembly may additionally have a resilient member disposed between the tank and the mounting flange. The resilient member may be configured to substantially seal an interface between the tank and the mounting flange and to bias the second rotational stop feature toward the first rotational stop feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Jack A. Merchant
  • Patent number: 9067718
    Abstract: A method for folding a liner for packaging and/or insertion into an overpack. The method may include providing a liner comprising a substantially tubular body portion and a closed top and bottom, and a fitment formed in or affixed to the top of the liner, forming a gusset in the bottom panel of the liner, forming a gusset in the body portion of the liner, and fan-folding the liner. In some embodiments, the top of the liner may be a substantially circular top panel and the bottom of the liner may be a substantially circular bottom panel, with the top panel being attached to one end of the tubular body portion and the bottom panel being attached to an opposite end of the tubular body portion. In other embodiments, the liner may be a flexible, blow molded liner, thereby having no weld seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Advanced Technology Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy Koland, Richard Chism
  • Publication number: 20150136781
    Abstract: An adjustable, re-sealable polymeric bag for perishable food storage and non-perishable storage is disclosed. The adjustable bag comprises a traditional locking or re-sealing mechanism in addition to one or more thin bendable elements affixed to, or within, the rim of the adjustable bag such that the bag is held open when the bendable element(s) are bent or adjusted, and closed when the bendable elements are bent back to a planar configuration. These bendable elements are inserted into recesses defined by the bag or affixed directly to the interior or exterior of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Andrew Ginn
  • Publication number: 20150136782
    Abstract: A waste storage device includes a container in which a cassette is mounted. Tubing is pulled through the centre of the cassette to store packages separated by twists. The cassette is rotated relative to the container to provide the twists between packages by virtue of a rotatable disk and user grip portion. The package is gripped against rotation by a gripper diaphragm and is guided towards a wall of the container by a guide diaphragm to prevent untwisting between packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Ian Alexander Webb, Mark Armstrong
  • Patent number: 9033176
    Abstract: A waste disposal apparatus, such as a waste disposal container or unit that is configured to receive used personal care products in a discreet and sanitary manner. Instances of incontinence, menstruation or uncontrollable bodily functions can be a personal situation that is otherwise unknown to others. However, current receptacles available to dispose of used personal care products fail to provide for a hygienic, easily accessible and discreet that is designed for small spaces, such as a home bathroom or public restroom stall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: MODERNTAKE PRODUCT SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Brenda O'Grady Liistro, Marta Lorenzoni-Loeb, Joseph M Clark, Paul David Maguire, David Stowers, Jeffrey Joss, Henry Mack, Michael Zambelli
  • Publication number: 20150122819
    Abstract: Waste disposal devices and methods are provided. The device includes a housing, a lid, a bucket frame, a pair of members, and a foot pedal. The foot pedal is operatively associated with the lid and the pair of members so that the lid is in the closed position and the pair of members is in the non-use position when the foot pedal is in the upper position. Further, the foot pedal is operatively associated with the lid and the pair of members so that the lid is in the open position and the pair of members is in the use position when the foot pedal is in the lower position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John Rousso, Steve Mowers, John Cichello, Rick Corney, Michael Jackson, Vincent Vakderrama
  • Publication number: 20150108135
    Abstract: The disposable components for a spray gun include a thin, flaccid cup liner, a sleeve that installs between the upper portion of the liner and the upper portion of the cup, and a lid. The liner, sleeve, and lid include cooperating fittings for locking these components together to assure that the assembly remains sealed. A locking pin is also provided, which is installed through the rim of the lid and the rim of the liner to prevent the inadvertent disassembly of the liner and cup from the lid. A cap is also provided to seal the opening in the top of the lid when the cup and lid assembly has been removed from the spray gun. This stores any remaining paint or other liquid in the sealed cup, liner, and lid assembly in a liquid state for later use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: FADI HANNA, HENIN HANNA
  • Patent number: 8998018
    Abstract: A paint cup assembly for a paint sprayer is disclosed and can include a cap, a paint liner defining a closed proximal end and an open distal end, and a ring configured to fit around the paint liner. The ring can engage the cap and secure the paint liner to the cap. Further, the ring can include an axial extension that can extend toward the proximal end of the paint liner such that the ring can be configured to allow a user to grasp the paint cup assembly without collapsing the paint liner during attachment with a paint sprayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc., Saint-Gobain Abrasifs
    Inventors: Biagio P. Pellegrino, Clemens E. Zoellner, Thomas R. Nixon, Christopher J. Chilton
  • Patent number: 8991635
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container (1) having a hollow shell defining a body with a dispensing aperture, and a bag (4) within the shell (2), the open end of the bag extending through the dispensing aperture and being secured with respect to the outside of the shell. The bag (4) is made from a material suitable for containing the intended contents of the container (1). Therefore the shell (2) may be formed from a material that would not be suitable for containing the intended contents of the container alone. The shell (2) may be formed from a biodegradable material, such as wood or paper pulp. The bag (4) may be separated from the main body of the container to allow for separate disposal. The container (1) may be sealed by providing a spout through which the contents of the container are to be dispensed, and by folding the spout over to create a nip which seals the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Greenbottle Limited
    Inventor: Martin Myerscough
  • Patent number: 8979981
    Abstract: A liner apparatus and method of extending the shelf like of produce items using said liner apparatus, in which the liner has first and second substantially planar surfaces, and is comprised of a felted body composed of a plurality of alpaca felting fibers and a fiber binding agent, said alpaca felting fibers being felted together with said fiber binding agent to form a felted body that wicks excess moisture from the surface of produce items placed in contact with said felted body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: JoAnne L. Givler
  • Patent number: 8978918
    Abstract: A caddy for holding a pastry bag comprises a receptacle having an open end, a closed end, an internal surface connecting the open and closed ends, and a plurality of fins projecting from the internal surface of the receptacle toward a central longitudinal axis of the receptacle. The fins define a tapered framework of contact ridges for contacting the pastry bag to reduce the surface area of contact between the pastry bag and the internal surface of the receptacle. A container removably receives the receptacle and holds a heat transfer medium for surrounding an external surface of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Rich Producuts Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Vincent Tirone, Diego Hernan Viana, Paul R. Feldner, John Patrick Rayburn, Gerald Oehmen
  • Patent number: 8973774
    Abstract: Waste container including a base defining a waste-receiving compartment, a lid movably attached to the base and movable between a first position covering a waste insertion opening and a second position in which it does not obstruct the waste insertion opening and a support portion including an aperture through which a bag is placed into the compartment. An obstruction mechanism includes an actuator and an obstruction member having at least one part that selectively engages with the bag at a location below the support portion. The actuator is manually and/or automatically rotatable to cause rotation of the obstruction member between a first position in which the obstruction member is in a first plane not obstructing insertion of waste into the bag and a second position in which the obstruction member is in a second plane obstructing insertion of waste into the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: David M. Stravitz
  • Patent number: 8959880
    Abstract: A film-supporting device is used with a waste-disposal unit. The device comprises an annular body. The annular body has an annular wall. The inward radial surface of the wall defines a central opening of the body. The outline of the central opening in a transverse plane of the device has variable diametrical dimensions with a first diameter of greater dimension than the second diameter. The outline has two of the first diameter of generally equal dimension and two of the second diameter of generally equal dimension. The device has tubular film about an outward radial surface of the annular body. A free annular end is dispensed outwardly from the annular wall. The free annular end is closed to form a bag. The opening of the bag is accessible through the central opening and is of optimized shape via the central opening for the disposal of waste. A method for disposing of waste on a scooping tool is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Refills Company Limited
    Inventor: Michel Morand
  • Patent number: 8961013
    Abstract: A self-supporting, rigid, and collapsible reusable bag made from flexible material and having a bottom, two first sidewalls, two second sidewalls, a top opening, and rigid insert. A rigid full-wall board is embedded in each of the two first sidewalls. A rigid insert comprised of at least one pair of sidewalls and bottom with substantially similar dimensions to the second sidewalls and bottom of the bag are placed in the interior and in frictional contact with the second sidewalls and bottom of the bag. The rigid insert sidewalls are held in place with securing devices located on the interior upper corners of the sidewalls of the bag. The bag can be collapsed by moving the rigid insert away from the second sidewalls and bottom to allow the second sidewalls to fold either inward or outward. A full-wall pocket is provided for each first sidewall to receive the full-wall board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Erica Bush
  • Patent number: 8955710
    Abstract: A waste container stabilization system for stabilizing a waste container for easy insertion and removal of trash bags. The waste container stabilization system generally includes a container having a base, at least one sidewall extending upwardly from the base and an interior cavity formed by the base and the at least one sidewall, wherein the at least one sidewall has an upper edge surrounding an upper opening within the container, and wherein the at least one sidewall, and at least one suction cup attached to a bottom surface of the base, wherein the at least one suction cup is removably attachable to an upper surface of a floor using negative fluid pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Lane Edison Dotson
  • Patent number: 8944274
    Abstract: A wastebasket for facilitating reuse of plastic shopping bags includes a first, open topped receptacle; a second receptacle, sized and shaped to receive therein the first receptacle; and a lid. The first, open topped receptacle may be formed unitary with the second receptacle or the first, open topped receptacle may be removable from the second receptacle. The first, open topped receptacle and the second receptacle are cooperatively adapted to form a bag storage compartment generally within the second receptacle and about the outside, upper portions of the first receptacle. The lid is cooperatively adapted with the first, open topped receptacle and the second receptacle to form an aesthetically pleasing closure for the bag storage compartment while simultaneously providing an also aesthetically pleasing opening to the interior space of the first, open topped receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: James Madrid
  • Publication number: 20150008226
    Abstract: A waste container stabilization system for stabilizing a waste container for easy insertion and removal of trash bags. The waste container stabilization system generally includes a container having a base, at least one sidewall extending upwardly from the base and an interior cavity formed by the base and the at least one sidewall, wherein the at least one sidewall has an upper edge surrounding an upper opening within the container, and wherein the at least one sidewall, and at least one suction cup attached to a bottom surface of the base, wherein the at least one suction cup is removably attachable to an upper surface of a floor using negative fluid pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Lane Edison Dotson
  • Patent number: 8905255
    Abstract: A container for a flexible bag of liquid that supports the bag during transportation, storage and use in dispensing of the liquid. The container is made from two generally similar pans that form lower and upper parts of the container. Each pan includes a plurality of generally similar multiple projections that function to support the container on a surface as well as in a stable stacked formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nalge Nunc International Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Leoncavallo, Peter K. Baird
  • Publication number: 20140346175
    Abstract: A bin is constructed to maximize the space available for its contents. The bin has an outer cylindrical shell and a cylindrical liner which fits into the shell. The side wall of the liner is composed of a number of segments which interlock to define a complete cylinder. The space between the side wall and the side wall of the shell is minimized as is the space occupied by the mechanism for opening and closing the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas G. B. Merey
  • Patent number: 8887941
    Abstract: A trash can liner system, having: a trash can (or a cage inserted into a trash can) having a first fastener on its inner surface; and a plurality of nested liners suspended together within the trash can, wherein the plurality of nested liners comprises an outer liner, wherein the outer liner has a second fastener on its outer surface, and wherein the first fastener and the second fastener are connected together thereby connecting the outer surface of the outer liner to the inner surface of the trash can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin A. Heintzman
  • Publication number: 20140332537
    Abstract: Provided is a waste disposal device for disposing of used feminine hygiene products and for storing unused feminine hygiene products. The device includes a lower body defining a lower interior compartment and a disposal opening in communication therewith. A door is coupled to the lower body and is moveable between open and closed positions. The door is moved from the closed toward the open position to facilitate passage of a used product into the lower interior compartment for disposal. An upper body is coupled to the lower body and defines a storage compartment for unused feminine hygiene products. The upper body is selectively moveable relative to the lower body between raised and lowered positions. At least a portion of the upper body is moved away from the lower body as the upper body moves from the lowered position toward the raised position to facilitate access to the disposal opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: KERRY L. GOODFIELD
  • Publication number: 20140326730
    Abstract: A waste-disposal device comprises a structure having a top opening supporting an opened bag. A closed end of the bag is below the opening. A lid assembly comprises a pivoting lid mounted to the structure. A jaw mechanism comprises a pair of jaws. One jaw is connected to the structure below the opening, moving between a clamped position, in which the jaws close off a portion of the bag, and an opened position, in which the jaws are separated, allowing waste to reach the closed end. An actuation link connected to the structure in guide and follower engagement with the jaws causes movement of the jaws between the clamped and opened positions. The link contacts the lid to move concurrently with it. A biasing element biases the link to raise the lid. A retaining mechanism holds the lid closed against a biasing pressure of the actuation link when the lid is pushed downwardly to close access to the opening. A method for disposal of a waste object in a waste-disposal device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL REFILLS COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Michel Morand
  • Patent number: 8875929
    Abstract: A container for holding a collapsible food pouch that includes a hard-plastic bottom segment forming an elongated concave dish and a rotatably attached top segment. The top end of the bottom segment and optionally the top end of the top segment has a slot sized to receive a plastic discharge tube of the collapsible food pouch such that when the pouch's pliant material is placed below the top end, the discharge port of the pouch is positioned outside the top end of hard-plastic bottom segment. When the top segment is rotated closed, the top segment engages the plastic neck to hold it within the slot. The top segment may have two doors. A loop of hard plastic may serve as a tethering point and a lock may lock the container closed. Vent holes permit entry of air into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventors: DonnaMarie Forney, Matthew Forney
  • Patent number: 8851289
    Abstract: This invention provides a vacuum bag, including vacuum bag (1), gas nozzle (13) on the bag (1) which can exhaust air out, inlet (11) in the upper part of vacuum bag through which items can be placed into the bag, and sealing device (12) which can seal the inlet. The invention is characterized in its outer packing part (2) which can incorporate up the bag, and tightening device (3) between the vacuum bag and outer packing part. This invention overcomes the shortage of current craft and provides a vacuum bag with reasonable structure, that is easy to use and can be stacked neatly and prevents from damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Zhengbing Shi
  • Patent number: 8844751
    Abstract: A waste container for disposing sanitary waste, such as soiled diapers, comprises a canister having a storage space, an opening at an upper end and a bottom at a lower end. A retainer frame is pivotally attached to the canister and has an aperture for inserting a trash bag through the aperture and folding an upper edge of the trash bag over the retainer frame. A retainer is pivotally attached to the canister and has a rim that inserts into the aperture of the retainer frame to retain the trash bag. A lid having a hole which aligns with the aperture of the retainer frame is pivotally attached to the canister for allowing the lid to pivot between a closed position covering the opening and an open position. A sliding door is coupled to the lid and is slidable between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Pearhead, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Ray Sakaguchi, John Richard Omdahl, II, Tyler Fredric Allan, Michael Saburo Horito, Arthur Lee Dietrich-Croy, Clark Evan Davis, Mark Edwin Schulte
  • Publication number: 20140263348
    Abstract: A waste disposal apparatus, such as a waste disposal container or unit that is configured to receive used personal care products in a discreet and sanitary manner Instances of incontinence, menstruation or uncontrollable bodily functions can be a personal situation that is otherwise unknown to others. However, current receptacles available to dispose of used personal care products fail to provide for a hygienic, easily accessible and discreet that is designed for small spaces, such as a home bathroom or public restroom stall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Moderntake Product Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Brenda O'Grady Liistro, Marta Lorenzoni-Loeb, Joseph M Clark, Paul David Maguire, David Stowers, Jeffrey Joss, Henry Mack, Michael Zambelli
  • Publication number: 20140263347
    Abstract: A trash receptacle with foot pedal actuated vented shoes that eliminate the vacuum created from a full flexible trash liner. Closeable side vents are actuated mechanically and are connected via linkages to the foot pedal mounted near the bottom of the receptacle. The foot pedal which is located at the bottom of the container is used to open side vents when pressure is applied. The opening vents allow air to flow freely into the receptacle and close when not in use to prevent liquid and odors from escaping. The receptacle has a closed bottom and a open top. A removeable lid is provided to close the top. In addition, the manually actuated foot pedal serves to keep trash receptacle in place while trash liners are being inserted or removed. Various alternatives of the present waste receptacle are disclosed featuring different configurations of the shape of the receptacle and the connecting linkages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Scott Ballard
  • Patent number: 8833592
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating hygienic storage and disposal of waste packages such as used disposable diapers include a housing, a lid, and a bag unit having a bag frame and an attached single use flexible bag. The flexible bag is pleated and larger in cross-section at a lower portion than it is at the connection to the bag frame. The bag frame is releasably mounted to the housing so that it will not rotate. The lower portion of the flexible bag is positioned in a storage chamber of the housing that is shaped so as to align and center the bag. A rotatable member having radially extending flexible fingers is engaged with an intermediate portion of the bag. When the lid is closed, the rotatable member will twist the intermediate portion of the bag, sealing odors in the lower portion of the bag. A parent or caregiver will push the waste package through the resistance of the twisted intermediate portion into the lower portion of the bag, and close the lid to re-seal the twisted portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Munchkin, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven B. Dunn, Mark A. Hatherill, Kevin D. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140252002
    Abstract: The invention relates to a yard waste collection device that provides an efficient method to quickly collect, contain and bag yard debris, by allowing the operator to sweep the yard debris directly onto a series of stacked flat sheets or stacked, tarp-like bags attached to a mobile frame. The device (1) includes the combination of flat sheets or flat, tarp-like bags (15) with draw string or tape (13) and a frame (1) that contains, through an attachment mechanism, either a single or multiple flat sheets or tarp-like bags (15). The flat sheet or tarp-like bag can be easily removed from the frame once debris is raked into the sheet or bag by releasing the four tabs from the post on the frame and by pulling the four corners together. The draw string or tape (13) of the flat sheet or tarp-like bag is drawn up and the full sheet or bag is removed and transported as needed. The device is instantly ready to continue the collection because the next tarp-like bag (15) underneath the first bag is in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Robert Donoghue, Joseph Michael Ferrante
  • Patent number: 8827103
    Abstract: A receptacle includes a base panel and a sidewall having first and second sets of opposed side panels. First and second retention assemblies are formed through the first and second sets of side panels, and the first retention assembly is vertically offset from the second retention assembly. The first and second retention assemblies each include a plurality of tiered engagements, which engagements have a hole and a rigid finger projecting downwardly into the hole. Bags are applied to the receptacle and retained by the engagements in a tiered, nested fashion. The receptacle is collapsible from an assembled condition to a disassembled condition or a storage condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: James A. Engstrom
  • Patent number: 8820567
    Abstract: The present invention is a talking trash receptacle that includes a lid that is removably placed on the receptacle, a plurality of speakers that are disposed on the lid that emit an audio message alerting one or more users that the receptacle is full, a beam sensor that runs across the receptacle and senses when trash and debris contained and piled-up in the receptacle intersect the beam sensor and a trash bag that is disposed within the receptacle that contains the trash and debris that are contained and piled-up within the receptacle. The receptacle also includes a trash can that contains the trash bag and the trash and debris, a speaker board that serves as a base of the speakers that are disposed on the speaker board and a plurality of sensor holding arms that secures the beam sensor in place that runs across the top portion of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Don Cutler
  • Patent number: 8820568
    Abstract: A trash can assembly positionable upon a surface is provided. The assembly comprises a trash bag restable on a base having a back edge and a front edge. A back wail extends from the base and has a first and second back connection edges. A door is provided having first and second door connection edges. The first door connection edge is liingedly connected to the first back connection edge and closable to completely encase the trash bag between the back wall and the closed door. Upon the door being in the closed position, the distance of the first and second door connection edges to the back edge of the base is less than the distance of the first and second back connection edges to the front edge of the base. The trash bag is completely contained within the assembly and removable upon opening of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: James A. Antos
  • Publication number: 20140238993
    Abstract: A nested trash bag dispenser system that includes nested bags and a trash can with a gripper connected to the bottom of the trash can that grips and holds the bottoms of the nested bags. The gripper holds the underlying bags in position in the trash can when the top-most bag is removed to empty the trash.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Lindsey Andersen
  • Publication number: 20140239011
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a container for flowable material configured to be installed in a counter below an access hole. The container includes a first deformable portion and a second deformable portion. The first deformable portion defines a first cavity and has a sealable first cavity inlet. The second deformable portion defines a second cavity and is in flow communication with the first cavity. The first deformable portion is configured to deform to fit into the access hole when substantially no flowable material is therein and the second deformable portion configured to deform to fit through the access hole when substantially no flowable material is therein. The disclosure also includes a method of installing a container of flowable material in a counter below an access hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: PIBED LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert BUTLER, Laura Anne HAY, Efthimia IOANNOU, Adela WALCZAK, Stewart BANKS, Christopher James LANG, Dean Philip LIMBERT
  • Patent number: 8807377
    Abstract: The invention provides for a container that may include a liquid-holding vessel and a skeleton shell supporting the liquid holding vessel. The liquid-holding vessel may comprise a flexible polymer or plastic material for preventing contact between a liquid stored in or dispensed from the container and the skeleton. The liquid-holding vessel and the closure may be formed from a minimal amount of polymer or plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Eco.Logic Brands Inc.
    Inventors: Julie Corbett, Romeo Graham, Robert Watters, Michael Sirois
  • Patent number: 8783499
    Abstract: A waste storage device is provided including a waste storage cassette receiving chamber (132) for receiving a cassette (172) rotatable within the chamber and containing tubing for enveloping waste. The device further includes a waste inlet and a throat area therebetween, wherein a releasable gripping assembly (155, 158, 159, 168) is provided in the throat area and arranged for actuation between a released configuration defining an aperture for passage of waste therethrough and a gripping configuration defining a restriction in the throat area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sangenic International Limited
    Inventors: Graham Keith Lacy, Nicholas Gerald Fitton, Benjamin Douglas Vinal Cramp, Julian Swan, Nishpank Kankiwala, Geoff Lomax, Scott Rontree
  • Patent number: 8777056
    Abstract: A reusable beer keg is disclosed comprising a hollow beer keg body with a dispenser tube assembly having a dispenser valve, dispenser tube, and a disposable bladder. The dispenser valve is releasably attached to a top portion of the keg body and the dispenser tube and bladder extend into the interior of the keg body. When beer flows through the open dispenser valve and into the bladder, the beer causes the bladder to unfurl until it contacts the inside surface of the keg body. When the beer keg has been emptied it can be returned to the brewery for reuse by cleaning the dispenser valve, dispenser tube and disposing of the used bladder. The beer keg body does not need to be cleaned, however, because the beer only comes in contact with the disposable bladder and not the keg body. The beer keg parts can then be reassembled, using a new bladder in place of the used bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas W. Bates, Dan Morgan, Jay P. Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 8777047
    Abstract: A polyhedron disposable container formed from flexible weldable plastic film is provided. The container has opposite ends and an opening that accommodates a port at the center of at least one of such ends. The container also has multiple sides and an opening on at least one such side located midway between the edges of such side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Meissner Filtration Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Max Blomberg
  • Patent number: 8777034
    Abstract: The invention consists of a non-self supporting containment bag used in conjunction with a dumpster container. The bag has a zipper or other sealable means, and a series of pick-up or attachment loops or handles that may also be attached to the outer bag material. The bag is constructed of at least two layers, a first layer constructed of woven materials and a second layer constructed of non-woven materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: PacTec, Inc.
    Inventor: Troy Town
  • Patent number: 8770531
    Abstract: A bag-supporting frame apparatus is removably mountable on an edge portion of a horizontal or vertical substrate. The apparatus includes a gripping portion for contacting the substrate and holding the apparatus in place on the substrate. The apparatus also includes a bag-supporting portion configured to support an open end portion of a flexible plastic bag thereon, the bag-supporting portion including an outer loop portion and a downwardly-extending short portion attached to the outer loop portion at each end thereof. A projecting catch is defined, at each end of the outer loop portion, at the juncture of the downwardly-extending short portion and the outer loop portion. The outer loop portion is sized and configured to support a plastic bag of a predetermined size thereon. The apparatus also includes a connecting portion interconnecting the bag-supporting portion and the gripping portion. Methods of using the apparatus are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: John Patrick Cundy