Bag Holders Patents (Class 248/95)
  • Patent number: 10201220
    Abstract: A back-carryable shooting kit including a generally planar shooting table surface defining element adapted for attachment thereof to shoulder straps, shoulder straps removably attachable to the generally planar shooting table surface defining element and a tripod support assembly, removably and rotatably connectable to the generally planar shooting table surface defining element for support thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Shlomo Bezem, Vladimir Grexhanik
  • Patent number: 10189609
    Abstract: Provided are pouches with rigid handles and/or internal supports and methods of making such pouches. In one aspect, a pouch with internal support includes a flexible pouch including a fitment coupled to a flexible pouch body and at least one inner support piece coupled to the fitment and extending into the inside of the pouch through the interior of the fitment. The fitment includes a fitment inner engagement feature and the at least one inner support piece includes an inner support engagement feature and at least one inner support extending from the inner support engagement feature. The fitment inner engagement feature and inner support engagement feature are interlocked to keep the at least one inner support piece from falling into or out of the flexible pouch body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AMPAC HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Salvatore Pellingra, Allyson Smith
  • Patent number: 10183801
    Abstract: A sheet package assembly (100) includes a plurality of sheets (301) arranged in a stacked configuration (302). The package can include an outer surface (102) having a major face (103) defining an aperture (201). An aperture sealing label (106) can selectively attach to the outer surface to close the aperture, and can be selectively peelable from the outer surface to expose the aperture. A bag (306) IS to receive spent sheets for disposal. The plurality of sheets is arranged in the stacked configuration (307) within the package, while the bag is positioned between the stacked configuration and the aperture of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharbel Maalouf, Chris Mallon, Lorie Rowe
  • Patent number: 10064750
    Abstract: An apparatus for assisting in copulation and preventing discomfort due to testicular retraction or displacement (e.g., retractile testicle) during copulation and other activities is disclosed. The apparatus substantially encompasses, circumferentially, the upper portion of the shaft of a penis without constricting the urethra area at the base of the shaft of the penis. The apparatus further conforms to the torso behind the scrotal sack (i.e., between scrotum and torso) to prevent undesired movement of testicles into the abdomen area. The apparatus has a substantial U-shape, the legs curving inwardly toward respective anchoring nodes. Anchoring nodes may be included at the end of each leg of the apparatus to assist in minimizing movement of the apparatus while in use. The apparatus may rigid or may be slightly flexible and, when in use as a copulation aid, provides pressure to restrict outflow of blood from corpora cavernosa thus assisting to maintain erection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Ron Howard
  • Patent number: 9409666
    Abstract: Apparatus for collecting debris which resides upon a support surface includes a body which has an open mouth end and an opposite closed end. Two diverters are connected to opposite sides of the open end. The diverters are angularly positioned so that they channel the debris into the open end of the apparatus. In one embodiment the apparatus is held in place by staking the distal ends of the diverters to the support surface such as a lawn. In another embodiment weights are placed in pockets in the diverters to hold the apparatus in place on a hard surface such as a driveway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventor: Troy Jerel Staten
  • Patent number: 9222247
    Abstract: A fixture drain insert assembly includes a material module support with a securing component; at least one of a trap housing or trap cover comprising an upper surface with a securing component corresponding to the securing component of the material support module, a plurality of drain apertures, and an interlocking structure on the external surface of an inner diameter; a valve; a gasket; and a housing support comprising a body with an open top end having an interlocking structure and an inner lip on the inner surface of the open top end, wherein the interlocking structure corresponds to and mates with the interlocking structure of the trap housing or trap cover. The fixture drain insert assembly can be retrofit into existing fixtures such as urinals to create efficient and clean low water to no-water use fixtures or be integrated into new fixtures with corresponding mating features to optimize fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: XELA INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Todd J. Muderlak, Kenneth J. Muderlak
  • Patent number: 9162157
    Abstract: A magnetic hoop apparatus includes a hollow tube, at least one magnet, a coupling, at least one counterweight, an ornamental tape, and a protective tape. A first end and a second end of the hollow tube are either attached or connected to each other by the coupling creating a circular shape hoop. The at least one magnet and the at least one counterweight are positioned within the hoop, where radial movement of the magnet and the counterweight are restricted by at least one rivet. The ornamental tape is wrapped around the hoop, and the protective tape is wrapped around the ornamental tape adjacent to the at least one magnet. The magnets within multiple magnetic hoops attach with each other in order to create a system of hoop while the counterweights within the multiple magnetic hoops balance the system of hoop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Laura Marie Scarborough
  • Publication number: 20150125233
    Abstract: A dunnage bag hanger apparatus includes a dunnage bag hanger and a handle mounted applicator block operative to support and affix the dunnage bag hanger. The dunnage bag hanger is fabricated from three distinct and separate parts: a generally planar support substrate and two release papers covering adhesive patches or regions on the support substrate. The support substrate in one embodiment is a sheet that is further divided into two contact members separated by a resilient coupler. Each contact member preferably has a contact body, a hanging loop distal to the resilient coupler, and an adhesive coating. The two adhesive couplings are preferably on opposite sides of the support substrate sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: John R. Wilson, William M. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9010698
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a device for holding an article, wherein the device includes a front panel including a first aperture positioned above a second aperture. The first aperture is dimensioned to receive a display hook; and, the second aperture is dimensioned to receive and retain the article. A rear panel is hingedly connected to the front panel, wherein the rear panel includes a third aperture positioned above at least one fourth aperture. The third aperture is dimensioned to receive the display hook; and, the fourth aperture is dimensioned to receive and retain a second article. The device further includes a card removably connected to the rear panel via perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Lindy Bowman Company
    Inventor: Linden H. Bowman
  • Patent number: 8973875
    Abstract: The universal heavy bag hanger is used to secure a heavy bag to an overhead horizontal support member. The bag hanger includes a flat pad that has a length along a length direction to wrap around a support member. The pad includes a slip resistant material that engages the support member when mounted thereon. A strap is secured to the outside surface and extends beyond the longitudinal ends of the flat pad. A D-shaped ring is attached to one free end of the strap suitable for attachment to a heavy bag or the like. The other end of the strap is provided with a rectangular closed ring dimensioned to allow the D-shaped ring to pass through it to form a slip joint for tightening the strap about the pad, when increased load is applied to prevent or inhibit relative sliding movements between the hanger and the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Everlast Worlds Boxing Headquarters Corporation
    Inventors: Xavier A. Cuadrado, Jason Whitworth
  • Patent number: 8955806
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for holding bags in a dishwasher rack for cleaning by a dishwasher. The apparatus comprises a flexible base with optional vertical supports for holding the opening of a reusable bag open, configured for biased engagement of prongs in the dishwasher rack. This invention holds the bag open, in place and upright while in the dishwasher to prevent collapse and to facilitate cleaning and re-use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Jannita Kathryn Watson
  • Patent number: 8919548
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bags with an extensible bag stand having a retention system and methods to manufacture golf bags are generally described herein. Other embodiments of golf bags with an extensible bag stand having a retention system may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. McGuire, Kim K. Chau, Ruben E. Whitten, Alex Cowan
  • Publication number: 20140352844
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for filling bags (34) with granules. The invention also relates to a support element (1) for supporting a bag (34, 36) during filling, the support element (1) being in the form of a pitched roof, and means (24) for fastening to a transporting belt (10) being arranged on the underside of the support element (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Norbert Page, Karsten Alexander Daunke
  • Patent number: 8882060
    Abstract: An apparatus for retaining the opening of a garbage bag is provided. A garbage bag retention ring can include a flexible and invertible base ring and a flexible and invertible retention ring fixed to the base ring. The base ring and the retention ring can each have about the same diameter. The base ring and the retention ring invert to expose an interior surface of the retention ring as an exterior surface. The garbage bag retention ring can further include at least one aperture formed between a junction of the base ring and the retention ring that is adapted to receive an edge of a circumferential portion of a garbage bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Teresa Gail Vaughn, John D. Corbitt, Jr., Lori Anthony
  • Patent number: 8882061
    Abstract: A bag rack and packing system for a plastic grocery bag having a pair of handles has a base to which is connected (1) a three-sided rack having a reservoir bag holder for plastic bags and two arms and (2) a three-sided support having two side supports and an intermediate back support, with each of the side supports having a forward upper tab close to the three-sided rack, an intermediate top and then a rearward edge. The three-sided rack and three-sided support have open faces that face each other so that the three-sided support temporarily creates a defined physical frame for a first plastic grocery bag when its handles are secured over the forward upper tabs of the two side supports. The forward upper tabs help separate an individual bag from a reservoir of bags and the individual bag may remain attached to, or be detached from, the reservoir of bags as it is being filled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Karl Marsh
  • Patent number: 8857772
    Abstract: A bag holder that has a lower frame member with a curved surface that substantially conforms to the curvature of a first circle. An upper frame member has a curved surface that substantially conforms to the curvature of a second circle, with the radii of the circles being substantially the same. First, second and third vertical support members are fixed to the upper and lower frame members. A centermost vertical support member is substantially equidistant from the other vertical support members. An elastomeric pad extends along the upper frame member and wraps around the upper frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Marvin Weldon
  • Patent number: 8840072
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bag stand including at least three side panels, each side panel having a top end, a bottom end, a left end, a right end, an inner surface, and an outer surface, each side panel having two adjacent side panels, each right end of each side panel connected to the left end of one of the adjacent side panels and each left end of each side panel connected to the right end of the other adjacent side panel, thereby forming a substantially continuous bag stand having a top end and a bottom end and a plurality of panel tabs, each panel tab hingedly connected to the top end of the bag stand, each panel tab having at least one interfacing end for connection to at least one other of the plurality of panel tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Pratt Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John Richard Muse
  • Patent number: 8807493
    Abstract: A stackable wheeled bucket stand and method is disclosed. The bucket stand includes an elliptical support ring configured to support a bucket, a plurality of leg assemblies, each leg assembly connected to the support ring, and a plurality of wheels, each wheel connected to a leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: David Kamon, II
  • Publication number: 20140138499
    Abstract: Provided is an adjustable bag retaining apparatus comprising a hook or clamp, the hook or clamp capable vertically sliding movement on or in a track, mast, stand, support or hollow sleeve for accommodating bags of different sizes for packing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: LAICOR FIXTURES, INC.
    Inventors: Toni Laitila, Andy Laitila, Mika Laitila
  • Patent number: 8720833
    Abstract: A lawn bag apparatus to stabilize an opening of a lawn bag is disclosed, comprising a frame comprising a plurality of sidewalls arranged to approximate the opening, each sidewall comprising a midwall portion extending approximately vertically, an upper wall portion extending upwardly and outwardly from the midwall portion, and a lower wall portion extending downwardly and inwardly from the midwall portion, a first clamp positioned along one of the sidewalls, and a second clamp positioned along a sidewall opposite the first clamp, the first and second clamps being movable between an open, disengaged position and a closed, engaged position for detachably securing the frame to the lawn bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: R2 Design Lab, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. Jack
  • Publication number: 20140117012
    Abstract: The present invention provides a support structure article having a frame with a top side, bottom side, back side and front side. The front side may include both a straight front side and slanted front side between the top side and the straight front side. The top side and bottom side of the frame may be parallel, and the back side and straight front side of the frame may be parallel. The top side and bottom side of the frame may each be perpendicular to the back side and straight front side of the frame. The article may also have a first set and a second set of crossing members inside the frame that intersect. A bag is also provided having walls that correspond in shape to the sides of the frame. Methods of making and using the bags and/or support structures of the present invention are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Everett Waid
  • Patent number: 8695930
    Abstract: The versatile support apparatus has an assembly including a plurality of substantially rigid longitudinal members. At least one substantially flexible transverse securing member may be attached transversally to a portion of each of the plurality of longitudinal members. Each longitudinal member of the plurality of longitudinal members may be repositioned about a longitudinal axis of the longitudinal member. A first-end coupling portion of the end of a first longitudinal side of the assembly may be selectively coupled to a second-end coupling portion of an opposite end of an opposite second longitudinal side of the assembly to form an interior cavity. The support apparatus is configured to support an object within the interior cavity. An additional intermediary coupling portion is provided to allow construction of support assemblies of multiple sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Sharon Campbell
  • Patent number: 8684045
    Abstract: A means for retaining a resealable bag in an open position for filling purposes is described which includes a surround having an interior dimension less than a nominal width of one side of an unfilled and sealed bag. A pair of cut-outs formed into the surround are shaped and sized to guide edges of a bag during insertion into the surround, retain the upper corners of the bag to prevent axial movement of the bag once inserted, and bias the mouth of the bag in a open position to receive contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Russell Paul Moehle
  • Patent number: 8684323
    Abstract: A bag holder for holding a t-shirt bag includes a holder frame and a holder handle that is secured to the holder frame. The holder frame selectively holds the t-shirt bag and including a first handle restraint that restrains a first bag handle of the t-shirt bag, a second handle restraint that restrains a second bag handle of the t-shirt bag, and a bag support region that supports the t-shirt type bag near the bag opening. The holder handle is movable relative to the holder frame between a carrying position in which the holder handle is used for carrying the holder frame and the t-shirt bag, and an attachment position in which that holder handle is used for hanging the holder frame and the t-shirt bag near a vertical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Peter McConnell
  • Patent number: 8678326
    Abstract: A golf bag support for releasably retaining a golf bag having a longitudinal axis includes a base, a foot, and a pair of arms. The base has a bottom for contacting a surface. The foot is connected to the base and movable between a first position and a second position, the second position arranging the foot to stabilize the base on the surface. The pair of arms extends from the base. The arms are spaced from each other to define a seat sized to receive the golf bag. The arms are movable relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Richard C. Vito
  • Patent number: 8662459
    Abstract: A bag support apparatus has a first support member, a first arm slidably received in the first support member so as to be movable between a retracted position and an extended position, a second support member, and a second arm slidably received in the second support member so as to be movable between a retracted position and an extended position. The first arm is linked to the second arm such that a movement of the first support member toward the second support member causes the first and second arms to move toward the retracted position and such that a movement of the first support member away from the second support member causes and first and second arms to move to the extended position. A scissor mechanism is linked to the first and second support members and to the first and second arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: John Truitt
  • Publication number: 20130306805
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a bag hanger capable of stably and reliably securing a bag without stressing the handle of the bag. [Solution] The bag hanger (1) is obtained from: a connecting part (10); a support part (20) that stands on one end of the connecting part (10) perpendicular to the connecting part (10) and is for placement on a table board; and a hook part (30) that stands on the other end of the connecting part (10) facing the support part (20) and perpendicular to the connecting part (10), and is for hanging the bag. The connecting part (10), support part (20) and hook part (30) are formed by covering rod-shaped metal cores with a soft material capable of elastic deformation. On the end of the hook part (30), a catch (31) is formed. The support part (20) and the hook part (30) are connected rotatably to the connecting part (10) by hinge parts. The soft material is preferably a thermoplastic elastomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Hachiman Kasei Co, LTD
    Inventor: Miyoko Takagaki
  • Patent number: 8579241
    Abstract: A footwear customization kit is disclosed. The kit comprises a container including an article of footwear, a stand, a steaming bag and a set of instructions. The article of footwear includes a customizable portion that can be deformed when heated. The stand and the steaming bag can be used to heat the article of footwear in a steam environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Baker, Alexandre Baudouin, William M. Dieter
  • Patent number: 8540195
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bag holder frame having a first rectangular ring-shaped member and a second rectangular ring-shaped member. The first rectangular ring-shaped member may have a first cross-member and a second cross-member connected together via a first base and a first top portion, wherein the first top portion has a first slot and a second slot. The second rectangular ring-shaped member may have a third cross-member and a fourth cross-member connected together via a second base and a second top portion, wherein the second top portion has a third slot and a fourth slot. In addition, the first cross-member and the third cross-member are connected via a first hinge present at a medial portion of the first cross-member and the third cross-member, wherein the second cross-member and the fourth cross-member are connected via a second hinge present at a medial portion of the second cross-member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Shirley E. Astwood
  • Patent number: 8424816
    Abstract: A bag rack and packing system for a plastic grocery bag having a pair of handles has a base to which is connected (1) a wire-arm rack having a reservoir bag holder for plastic bags and two wire-arms and (2) a three-sided support having two side supports connected to an intermediate back support, with each of the side supports having a forward upper tab close to the wire-arm rack, an intermediate top and then a rearward edge. The wire-arm rack and three-sided support have open faces that face each other so that the three-sided support temporarily creates a defined physical frame for a first plastic grocery bag when its handles are secured over the forward upper tabs of the two side supports. The forward upper tabs help separate an individual bag from a reservoir of bags and the individual bag may remain attached to, or be detached from, the reservoir of bags as it is being filled. A rearward edge of the sides of the three-sided support is beveled to make removal of a filled bag quick and efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Karl Marsh
  • Publication number: 20130092804
    Abstract: Provided is an adjustable bag retaining apparatus comprising a hook or clamp, the hook or clamp capable vertically sliding movement on or in a track, mast, stand, support or hollow sleeve for accommodating bags of different sizes for packing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: LAICOR FIXTURES INC.
    Inventor: Laicor Fixtures Inc.
  • Patent number: 8403875
    Abstract: In a blood therapy apparatus having a load cell sensor and a coupler for securing a load, a bag thereon is characterized by a free hanging link hanging from the coupler, and a bag hanger comprising an elongated rod having a plurality of bag engaging hooks and upwardly extending hook secured at the weight center of the rod and freely hanging from the links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: B. Braun Avitum AG
    Inventors: Harold Peters, Adam Heintzelman, Jacob Kearns, Tommy Cooper
  • Publication number: 20130042583
    Abstract: A bag assembly comprises a plurality of members that are telescopically arranged inside one another, the members being transformable between an extended condition and a collapsed condition. The assembly has a substantially greater length in the extended condition than in the collapsed condition. In one arrangement, the bag assembly has an extended condition in which the telescopically engaging members extend upwardly and a flexible bag is disposed substantially within the interior space defined by the members. A lid is also provided. In another arrangement, the members are inserted into a bag, keeping the top of the bag open to assist filling of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Anthony Stuart Wardle, Stephen James Mills
  • Patent number: 8360374
    Abstract: The present invention provides a frame having variable dimensions, comprising a plurality of telescoping legs arranged in first and second pairs, with each leg of said first pair being rotatably coupled together and each leg of said second pair being rotatably coupled together; and a scissor link mechanism coupled between the legs of said first and second pairs to vary a length of said plurality of legs in response to a distance between said first and second pairs varying. In one embodiment one end of each of said legs of said first pair is rotatably coupled together and one end of each of said legs of said second pair are rotatably coupled together. In this manner, the dimensions of the frame may be varied to accommodate support of a flexible body, such as a plastic bag, paper sack, fabric sack and the like to provide the same with a desired volume and/or an opening of the same with desired dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: John Truitt
  • Patent number: 8342461
    Abstract: A portable trash container for holding a removable plastic bag for storing paper, bottles, cans, and like trash. The holder includes rectangular front and rear panels, each having a top, bottom and side edges, (b) two side panels, each having two rectangular, foldable parts with top, bottom and side edges, (c) side hinges which connect the adjoining side edges of said side panel folding parts so as to allow them to fold together along said hinges, (d) primary hinges which connect the side edges of said front and rear panels to the outer side edges of said side panel folding parts so as to allow the side panels to be folded so that the front and rear panels can be brought into close and overlapping proximity to one another, and (e) a top ring that is adapted to fit over the top edges of said panels so as to locate and hold open the opening of a throw-away, trash collection bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Butler Concepts, LLC
    Inventor: David C. Sutphen
  • Patent number: 8333351
    Abstract: A device for keeping lawn waste or other flexible refuse bags open while filling. The device is made of a resilient and flexible material so that it can be squeezed and easily inserted into the top opening of a refuse bag. The device has a generally-rectangular frame, a pair of spaced apart, substantially-parallel, upwardly-curved members each having a proximal end and a distal end; and a pair of spaced apart, substantially-parallel downwardly-curved members. One of the pair of downwardly-curved members connects to the proximal ends of the upwardly-curved members and another one of the pair of downwardly-curved members connects to the distal ends of the upwardly-curved members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Ross R. Kramer
  • Patent number: 8302916
    Abstract: A bag support is provided for supporting the upper portion of a bag. The bag support includes first and second side rails generally parallel to each other. A first bag retainer is positioned between the first and second rails for receiving a first portion of an upper end of a first bag thereon. The first bag retainer pivotable between a first position and a second retaining position for supporting the first bag in an open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Riverwest Engineering & Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Casey M. Dembowiak, Edmund A. Malczewski
  • Patent number: 8292239
    Abstract: A collapsible food storage bag holder for supporting food storage bags. The holder can include supports for supporting food storage bags, connectors for connecting food storage bags to the holder, braces, and bag clips. The supports can be telescoping and can have pivotable arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Linda Kay Elden Limb
  • Publication number: 20120189230
    Abstract: A refuse container holder for selective attachment to a cabinet includes a base support member having back, side, and front walls that define an interior area. The container holder also includes a clamp rotatably coupled to the support member and configured to removably couple the support member to the countertop. The container holder includes a closure member having a configuration that is complementary to a configuration of the base support member so as to be selectively inserted into the base support member interior area. A refuse bag having an open end is selectively sandwiched between the base support member and the closure member when the closure member is inserted into the base support member interior area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Carol J. King
  • Publication number: 20120168573
    Abstract: A positioning device for a production line of a large and soft infusion bag comprises a driving cylinder (4) and a locating fork (5). The telescoping end of the driving cylinder (4) is connected to one end of the locating fork (5), and the other end of the locating fork (5) is fixed between a soft bag connector nip (2) on the large and soft transfusion bag production line and a filing mouth (1). A stress plate (51) is fixed below the locating fork (5), and located below the soft bag connector nip (2). The device has a simple and compact structure, is inexpensive and reliable to use, and can effectively protect pins, so as to prolong the service life of the pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: TRUKING TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhen LIU, Bo YANG, Benhong HUO, Pengcheng LI, Yue TANG
  • Patent number: 8201709
    Abstract: A food dispensing assembly includes a front wall attached to a rear wall. The container includes a top edge, a bottom edge and a pair of lateral edges. The lateral edges taper toward the bottom edge and the bottom edge is pointed. A food product is positioned in the container. A gripping sleeve has a frusto-conical shape and includes an open upper edge and an open lower edge. The container extends through the sleeve and the sleeve is positioned between the top and bottom edges. The container is cut along a plane of the lower edge to remove the bottom edge and open the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventors: Hiroshi Namigata, Yasunori Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 8201702
    Abstract: The invention provides a modular and foldable recycling apparatus for home use. The apparatus contains multiple modules attached in series, which can be separated into individual modules. Each module is made of a foldable frame to hold a container, such as a bag, for the containment, separation and transport of recyclable materials. The apparatus can be folded like an accordion to allow for convenient storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Harleman Products, LLC
    Inventor: David P. Harleman
  • Patent number: 8196890
    Abstract: There is provided a display system that may be hung and that holds one or more pouches or bags containing an item to be used. The display is made from a blank having upper, middle and lower panels and an upper edge. There is a tab arrangement on the upper panel for holding the merchandise to be displayed. The bags are inserted from the back of the blank between the upper and middle panels and attached to the tab arrangement. After the bags are attached to the tab arrangement, the upper edge of the upper panel is inserted between the lower and middle panels and the lower panel is folded over the upper panel in order to hold the bags relatively firmly on the tab arrangement. The display may then be hung by the use of slots or hooks in the upper panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Khoa T. Lien
  • Patent number: 8196873
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting and dispensing bags and a method for dispensing a bag from the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Broadway Kleer-Guard Corp.
    Inventors: Albert Kohn, Johan Blok
  • Patent number: 8181919
    Abstract: The apparatus holds open the mouth of a plastic film bag, while holding it upright for filling. It is readily applied and removed after the filling has been done. It is easily cleaned. The holder has a convenient footprint for storage beneath the bag package when in a storage mode. The holder has arms that engage a surface of the bag proximate the bag opening and leg members that engage the other surface of the bag. The arms are removably attached to the leg members with the bag film sandwiched in between them by magnetic force. The combination of spaced-apart arms and spaced-apart leg members together hold the bag open and upright for filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Alvin S. Blum
  • Publication number: 20120091294
    Abstract: The universal heavy bag hanger is used to secure a heavy bag to an overhead horizontal support member. The bag hanger includes a flat pad that has a length along a length direction to wrap around a support member. The pad includes a slip resistant material that engages the support member when mounted thereon. A strap is secured to the outside surface and extends beyond the longitudinal ends of the flat pad. A D-shaped ring is attached to one free end of the strap suitable for attachment to a heavy bag or the like. The other end of the strap is provided with a rectangular closed ring dimensioned to allow the D-shaped ring to pass through it to form a slip joint for tightening the strap about the pad, when increased load is applied to prevent or inhibit relative sliding movements between the hanger and the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Xavier A. Cuadrado, Jason Whitworth
  • Patent number: 8157224
    Abstract: A hanger capable of supporting a bag. A first piece of the hanger includes (i) a first body, with a hanger extending upwardly from the body, (ii) a structure extending from a first side of the first body, and (iii) a cleat extending downwardly from a second side of the first body. The cleat includes a plurality of spaced apart cross members each having a neck portion and a head portion. A second piece of the hanger includes a second body that defines a slotted grove groove receptor for the cleat. The slotted groove receptor includes (i) an opening having a first portion and a second portion, with the first portion being wider than the second portion, and (ii) at least one projecting member provided adjacent to the second portion of the opening. The first piece is removably attached to the second piece with the cleat received in the slotted groove receptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Turvey, Michael H. Kennett, Joel T. Cerva
  • Publication number: 20120079696
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to the field of reusable storage bags, and, more specifically, to support systems for holding plastic bags of various dimensions open to facilitate washing in a dishwasher for later re-use. In various embodiments, the device may include first and second bag support members having a center shaft with a first end adapted to engage a prong of a dishwasher rack, and a second end adapted to retain a plastic bag in a desired position. In use, the first and second bag support members are placed over prongs having a desired spacing, and the bag is placed over the two support devices, where it is retained during the wash cycle of the dishwasher. The shape of the bag support members is adapted to retain the bag in an open position throughout the wash cycle, without allowing the plastic bag to tent or cause pooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: RHODEHAMEL LLC
    Inventors: Valerie Fern Hoy, Howard Russell Hoy
  • Patent number: 8132686
    Abstract: A collapsible liquid storage tank for use in a freight container for selectively carrying solid freight and bulk liquid freight includes a substantially rigid gantry having a plurality of support posts, a first frame, a second frame suspended from the gantry, a substantially inelastic flexible fabric container having sidewalls connected between the first frame and the second frame, a water impermeable elastic bladder disposed within the fabric container, and a hoist coupled between the gantry and the second frame for lifting the second frame towards the first frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventors: Kale Mark Buonerba, David Buonerba
  • Publication number: 20120049014
    Abstract: The present invention provides a frame having variable dimensions, comprising a plurality of telescoping legs arranged in first and second pairs, with each leg of said first pair being rotatably coupled together and each leg of said second pair being rotatably coupled together; and a scissor link mechanism coupled between the legs of said first and second pairs to vary a length of said plurality of legs in response to a distance between said first and second pairs varying. In one embodiment one end of each of said legs of said first pair is rotatably coupled together and one end of each of said legs of said second pair are rotatably coupled together. In this manner, the dimensions of the frame may be varied to accommodate support of a flexible body, such as a plastic bag, paper sack, fabric sack and the like to provide the same with a desired volume and/or an opening of the same with desired dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: John Truitt