With Folded Seam Patents (Class 222/574)
  • Publication number: 20150125097
    Abstract: A gusset bag has a spout that keeps a stable self-standing attitude, facilitating easy and complete content pouring. The gusset bag includes a film bag body and a spout attached to the bag body. The bag body includes a tubular body and a rectangular-shaped bottom surface sealed and secured to one edge of the tubular body. The tubular body includes opposing flat surfaces and side surfaces, each being sealed and secured to side edges of the flat surfaces, the bottom surface and the side surfaces being formed with foldable lines, respectively, along which the bottom surface and the side surfaces are folded inward toward inside of the bag body, forming a bottom surface gusset and side surface gussets, and an inclining edge is formed to one of the upper two corners of the bag body, the spout being attached to the inclining edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Toshikazu Kenmotsu, Kazuhiro Umenaka
  • Patent number: 9016505
    Abstract: The present invention regards a package (1) for food products comprising a flexible container (2) having a first wall (5) and a second wall (6) opposite each other and peripherally sealed along at least the respective side edges (5a, 6a, 5b, 6b), a space (8) inside said walls containing, optionally in sterile conditions, a food product (73), and a gusset element (10) extended between the upper edges (5c, 6c) of said first wall (5) and of said second wall (6), said gusset element (10) defining a pocket (14) turned towards the interior of said flexible container (2), characterized in that it comprises an opening and closing device (3) housed in said pocket (14) and constrained to said flexible container (2), said opening and closing device (3) comprising a pourer body (15) associated with an opening and closing cap (16), and cutting means (42) suitable to perforate said flexible container (2) at the time of the first opening of said packaging (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: GRC Pack Luxembourg S.A.
    Inventor: Pierottavio Canegallo
  • Patent number: 8636178
    Abstract: A container or pitcher is provided having a flexible side wall portion and rim portion of the container which can conform to the shape of an object to which the pitcher is applied to thereby direct fluid flow from the pitcher over a broader area and to prevent fluid from flowing from the pitcher and underneath the rim of the pitcher and onto portions of the object to which it is not desirable to apply the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventors: Michael L. McGinley, Brian Lau
  • Patent number: 8322562
    Abstract: The bellows beverage lid is a lid for a hot liquid container that has a hole or port for sipping a beverage and a bellows portion incorporated into its central beverage cover region. Pushing on the bellows portion causes air to be forced in and out of the hot liquid container. The collapsible bellows allows a user to cool the liquid held in the container without the necessity of removing the lid and risking the possible spills or injuries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Fine Line Contracting Corp.
    Inventor: Philip R. Dybala
  • Patent number: 8087571
    Abstract: A pouring package for a fluid comprises a container (10) substantially impermeable to the fluid and having a pouring opening (11). The pouring opening is hermetically sealed by means of a breakable seal (30) in at least unopened state of the container. The container is provided with a pouring member (20) at the position of the pouring opening. Situated between a wall of the pouring member and the seal is a breaking member (21) which is awe and adapted to act on and break the seal when an external pressure is exerted on the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Weasy Pack International Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas Gijsbert Paulen
  • Patent number: 7757895
    Abstract: A container or pitcher is provided having a flexible side wall portion and rim portion of the container which can conform to the shape of an object to which the pitcher is applied to thereby direct fluid flow from the pitcher over a broader area and to prevent fluid from flowing from the pitcher and underneath the rim of the pitcher and onto portions of the object to which it is not desirable to apply the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventors: Michael L. McGinley, Brian Lau
  • Patent number: 7441675
    Abstract: A container or pitcher is provided having a flexible side wall portion and rim portion of the container which can conform to the shape of an object to which the pitcher is applied to thereby direct fluid flow from the pitcher over a broader area and to prevent fluid from flowing from the pitcher and underneath the rim of the pitcher and onto portions of the object to which it is not desirable to apply the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Inventors: Michael L. McGinley, Brian Lau
  • Patent number: 7152766
    Abstract: An all-metal beverage can with a pour spout is disclosed. The can includes a can body for containing a beverage and a closure member. The closure contains a metal pour spout and a cap covering the pour spout. The pour spout and cap are in a recessed condition within the can body prior to opening the can, allowing the can to be shipped and stacked in the normal fashion. The closure further comprises a first layer forming the pour spout, a second layer forming the cap, and a scored area formed in the second layer. The cap separates from the closure by the user grasping the cap and breaking of the scored area (e.g., by twisting) and then removing the cap from the pour spout. When the container is opened, the pour spout is extendable from the can body to facilitate pouring of the beverage. In one possible embodiment, the pour spout is threaded. The cap threads onto the pour spout, enabling a resealing of the can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Rexam Beverage Can Co.
    Inventors: William Walsh, Gopalaswamy Rajesh
  • Patent number: 5851608
    Abstract: A paper container for a liquid including a base material including: a paper layer, a polyolefin type resin layer disposed on one side of the paper layer, for providing an outer surface, and a saturated polyester resin layer disposed on the other side of the paper layer by the medium of a polyolefin type resin layer, for providing an inner surface; the paper container being formed from the base material so that the polyolefin type resin layer for providing the outer surface provides an outer peripheral surface of the container, wherein the saturated polyester resin layer for providing the inner surface comprises an amorphous or low crystallinity saturated polyester resin having a glass transition point of not lower than 40.degree. C., and a portion of the base material to be disposed on the inner side of the paper container with respect to the paper layer has a water vapor permeability of not higher than 25 g/m.sup.2 .multidot.24 hr.multidot.1 atm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Yamada, Hirotaka Tsunoda
  • Patent number: 5105997
    Abstract: A filling nozzle includes a vertical tubular nozzle body for receiving the liquid to be filled and supplied thereto forcibly and intermittently, and a rubber tube connected to the lower end of the nozzle body and having an opening at its lower end. The rubber tube is folded at required portions to constrict the opening. The opening is held closed by the elasticity of the rubber tube against gravity acting on the liquid within the nozzle body when the supply of the liquid is discontinued but is opened by the pressure of the liquid when the liquid is supplied to the nozzle body. The nozzle body is provided at its lower end with a tube holding portion having the rubber tube fitted thereover for holding the rubber tube in shape. The tube holding portion is externally in conformity with the inner surface of the rubber tube except at the folded portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Assignee: Shikokukakoki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Wakabayashi, Yoshihiro Saijo, Yoshitaka Yamane, Yasuji Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 5078872
    Abstract: A disposable, combined strainer and pour spout integrates into one apparatus the combination of means for pouring and straining utilizing a simple device that may be readily attached to or integrated with a disposable bucket or tub for holding paints or other liquids. A pour spout member of the invention is preferably made of a simple die cut paper shape and a strainer member of the present invention is preferably a die cut triangular mesh to which a paper band is affixed at one edge. The strainer mesh is secured to the pour spout by stitching, or gluing along two sides. The band side of the strainer mesh is left free to move away from the spout as the device is rolled into a partial cylindrical or conical section when attached to the bucket. The combined assembly may be attached to a disposable bucket utilizing a pre-applied tape band, stitching, or may be built integrally into the bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Inventors: Will G. Durant, Erin M. Durant
  • Patent number: 5014888
    Abstract: A pour spout assembly for a container having major and minor chambers, a tongue formed from the wall of the minor chamber and hinged to the wall, the tongue being defined by a transverse and downwardly extending upright slittable lines of weakening in said wall at opposite ends of the transverse slittable line of weakening, the tongue being hinged to the wall at lower ends of the upright slittable lines of weakening, a web member having a central portion attached to an inner face of the tongue and having at least one portion thereof projecting across a slittable line of weakening and engageable with an inward facing face of the wall, outer glue panels attached to an inner face of the container adjacent the tongue and accordian pleat panels connecting the central portion and the outer glue panels, free edges of the central panel of the web being hinged to the accordian pleat panels, outer edges of the accordian pleat panels being hinged to the glue panels, the tongue swinging between a closed position in which
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Inventor: William T. Bryan
  • Patent number: 4876788
    Abstract: A synthetic plastic bag for containing liquids, e.g., urine, has a plastic outlet tube. It is manufactured by a first step of seam welding the tube between two superposed bag walls. In a subsequent step, an encircling sleeve is slid over the tube to a position where it contains within it the portions of the bag walls on either side of the tube. Thirdly, this sleeve is compressed onto the tube by a crimping operation conducted with the crimping force applied in a direction substantially parallel to the plane in which the bag walls lie. The tube may be part of a tap or other outlet fitting such as a push-pull tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1989
    Assignee: E. R. Squibb and Sons, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter L. Steer, Graham E. Steer
  • Patent number: 4792069
    Abstract: Pouring edges in the form of projecting material strips are used on packing containers for e.g. liquid foodstuffs. The pouring edge is generally covered by a tear-off cover strip 6 which also serves as a closure for a pouring opening 7. In order to prevent the pouring edge strip 8 from being torn off or deformed at the removal of the cover strip 6, the same is given a z-folded form and is joined to the outside of the packing container in two sealing areas situated at a distance from each other, the doubled area located in between projecting from the packing container and guiding the out-flowing liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1988
    Assignee: Tetra Pak International AB
    Inventors: Hans Nantin, Ingemar Ohlsson
  • Patent number: 4682714
    Abstract: A nozzle construction has an end of a spout member threaded into an opening of an adaptor member until the members are disposed in a predetermined threaded condition thereof. One of the members then has a portion thereof deformed into a locking position with the other of the members to tend to prevent relative threading movement between the members from the predetermined threaded condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1987
    Assignee: Dover Corporation
    Inventor: Chester W. Wood
  • Patent number: 4572412
    Abstract: A container, in particular a bottle, made of a plastic which can be elastically deformed. The container has a pipe for filling and removing the contents. The container has a part which can be folded in in its main part or in its shoulder section. The pipe can be brought into an inclined position relative to the axis of the container by a folding-in operation, by which the container contents can be emptied or poured out at an angle while the container is held vertical but upside down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Assignee: Zeller Plastik Koehn, Graebner & Co.
    Inventors: Ulrich Brach, Wilhelm Wiesinger
  • Patent number: 3946914
    Abstract: An arrangement for securing a nozzle to a container comprising a flange arranged at the inner end of the nozzle, and a piece of a metal sheet wherein a hole is provided, the delivery end of said nozzle extending through said hole and said flange abutting said metal sheet around said hole, the circumferential portion of said piece of metal sheet having a width such as to form a curl around an edge of the container defining an opening therein, a thin lip being provided along the outer circumference of the flange, said lip having a width such as to form a curl around the end of the container between the container and the curl of the piece of metal sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1976
    Assignee: Stig Ravn A/S
    Inventor: Ole Stig Ravn