Free-standing Patents (Class 383/104)
  • Patent number: 10334819
    Abstract: A flexible and collapsible liquid storage bag comprising front and back walls formed from a sheet material is described wherein a front wall and a back wall are joined along a perimeter of the bag and are also joined at a joined center portion proximate the centers of the respective front and back sheets. The bags are typically used in the storage, heat-treatment and dispensing of bovine colostrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Richard H Dumm
  • Patent number: 9932161
    Abstract: An apparatus is improved to successively make plastic bags each of which includes an end surface provided with a spout, by employing the general feeding way of panel material, to be simple in structure, low in cost, high in speed and to make it possible to successively make the plastic bags two by two. A first folded portion is formed in a first web of panel material 1. An aperture is formed in a second web of panel material 2. A spout is inserted into the aperture, the spout and the second web of panel material 2 being heat sealed with each other. The second web of panel material 2 is guided by a guide device 18 to be folded after being heat sealed so that a second folded portion should be formed in the second web of panel material. The spout is turned over by the second folded portion. The second folded portion and the first folded portion are heat sealed with each other while the second folded portion and the second web of panel material 2 are heat sealed with each other about the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignees: Fuji Seal International, Inc., Totani Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Ohmae, Mikio Totani, Hiroshi Nagata, Masakazu Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9914575
    Abstract: Flexible containers having with inflated elements with puckered corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jun You, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Scott Kendyl Stanley
  • Patent number: 9908668
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible container having four panels—a front panel, a rear panel, and opposing gusseted side panels. The front panel bottom face includes a first line defined by the inner edge of a first peripheral tapered seal and a second line defined by the inner edge of a second peripheral tapered seal. The first line intersects the second line at an apex point in a bottom seal area. The front panel bottom face has a bottom distalmost inner seal point on the inner edge and the apex point is separated from the bottom distalmost inner seal point by a distance from 0 mm to less than 8.0 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Wilkes, Marlos G. Oliveira, Marcos P. Franca
  • Patent number: 9758286
    Abstract: A detergent product including a flexible box bag and soluble unit dose detergent pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Dominique Celine Ignace Marie Geeraert, Mostafa Elmihy, Neil John Rogers
  • Patent number: 9650178
    Abstract: A watermelon pouch designed with a gusseted floor to accommodate a large watermelon slice. The pouch provides an upwardly concave interior volume to orient and stabilize a watermelon for best presentation and least damage, and sturdy sidewalls to support the pouch and contained watermelon on a flat surface. The pouch is re-closable by a zip-lock seal and includes a handle for easy carrying. The watermelon pouch includes a transparent window to allow the consumer to view the watermelon slice inside the pouch, and the transparent window is framed by a graphical element to enhance the product's visual appeal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: The Fresh Group, Ltd.
    Inventor: Sam J. Maglio, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9567139
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible pouch for bottom-dispensing a liquid. A dock for holding the flexible pouch is also provided. Further disclosed herein is a system for dispensing a liquid. The system includes the pouch for placement in the dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Timothy James, Haley A. Lowry, Jill M. Martin
  • Patent number: 9527169
    Abstract: A process and apparatus are provided for cooling an airfoil of a blade during a welding repair operation on the airfoil. At least one polymeric pouch is positioned adjacent a surface of the airfoil, and a coolant fluid is passed through the polymeric pouch during the repair operation on the airfoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS ENERGY, INC.
    Inventor: James Morin
  • Patent number: 9505525
    Abstract: A storage bag includes first and second sidewalls that are directly connected without a pleat between the sidewalls at a bottom of the bag. The bag includes a plurality of shift regions at bottom portions of the sidewalls. The bag can be moved about the shift regions such that the bag is shiftable between a flat configuration with the first and second sidewalls positioned adjacent to each other and a stand-up configuration with the first and second sidewalls separated from each other. In the stand-up configuration, the bag is shifted about the shift regions such that a substantially flat base is formed for the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. Dais, Jose Porchia, Andrew S. Weiss, Sanjay Dhall, Saleem Qureshi
  • Patent number: 9499307
    Abstract: A storage bag includes first and second sidewalls that are directly connected, and a plurality of shift regions at bottom portions of the sidewalls. The bag can be moved about the shift regions such that the bag is shiftable between a flat configuration with the first and second sidewalls positioned adjacent to each other and a stand-up configuration with the first and second sidewalls separated from each other. In the stand-up configuration, the bag is shifted about the shift regions such that a substantially flat base is formed for the bag. The stand-up configuration is thereby achieved without a pleat being provided between the sidewalls at a bottom of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Porchia, Keegan E. Burggren, Brian C. Dais
  • Patent number: 9462815
    Abstract: An apparatus for marinating foods; the flavor dispensing system is used to improve the ease, convenience and reliability of dispensing flavorings into comestibles. The device is a flexible container with marinade or other fluid stored within the flexible container, and a dispensing needle suitable for injection dispensing. The container assembly serves to safely store the dispensing needle within the confines of the flexible container during non-use periods. The flexible container is able to be sealed to promote content longevity in store-shelf life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventors: Rex Adams, Edwin Wold
  • Patent number: 9334087
    Abstract: A standing pouch includes an external pack, and an internal pack which is disposed in the external pack to form a first temperature control space and a second temperature control space which are spaced from each other, to form a contents accommodating space between the first temperature control space and the second temperature control space to accommodate contents. The first temperature control space can communicate with the second temperature control space. A first temperature control member and a second temperature control member are respectively disposed in the first temperature control space and the second temperature control space, and at least one of the first temperature control space and the second temperature control space have an open upper side to put a reactant liquid reacting with the first and second temperature control members to generate an exothermic or endothermic reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: HARVEST CHARMFOODS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung-Chol Cho, Byoung-Gu Cho, Byung-kwon Cho
  • Patent number: 9284096
    Abstract: Containers and methods for their manufacture are provided. Containers include first and second panels connected at first and second edges, a bottom panel connecting the first and second panels at a third edge, a panel area defined by a seal extending from the first edge and having a first aperture at a first corner of the container, and a pour feature disposed at least partially at a second corner diagonally opposite the first corner, wherein the bottom panel or the first edge comprises a gusset. Methods include forming such container and forming at least one aperture in the panel area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Printpack Illinois, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Kessler, Jr., Brenton Holloway, Mark Ronald Brogan
  • Patent number: 9162805
    Abstract: A reusable wrap for releasable securing laden goods on a pallet. One embodiment of the pallet wrap comprises a flexible wrap having a plurality of pockets adjacent its ends for receiving corresponding rods, and a plurality of hook and loop strap fasteners attached to one end of the wrap for engaging corresponding rings secured to the second end of the wrap to permit the straps to be folded back and attached to themselves to secure the wrap around the goods. Corner webbing members may be attached to the bottom of the wrap to assist in securing the wrap to the pallet itself during use. A hook and loop strap may also be attached to the top of the wrap to extend across the top of the loaded goods. Identification and/or shipping information or materials may be placed in a clear vinyl pocket for easy access and viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: PALLET WRAPZ, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Testa, Matt Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9162169
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a modular catch basin for implementation in a high performance bioswale are disclosed. The modular catch basin containing bio-media in bio-media filters to treat urban run-off. Method of installing and maintaining the modular catch basin are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Guy Alan Stivers
  • Patent number: 9102442
    Abstract: A container for receiving a gift, having a reclosable presentation engaged to a surface thereof. The container includes pleated sides to accommodate different size gifts and may further include a graphics or other indicia to indicate a holiday or other gift giving occasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Gift Card Impressions, LLC
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • Patent number: 9079704
    Abstract: Microwave cooking packages suitable for use as microwave popcorn packages include at least one panel (e.g., first and second panels) formed of a vertically rigid material. A flexible portion is attached to the panels. The flexible portion may be formed of a polyester film material such as a biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film, which may be at least partially transparent. The flexible portion (and panels) defines a bag construction configured to contain a popcorn charge and to be expandable between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration when the popcorn charge is subjected to a popping operation. The microwave cooking package may include a vent assembly configured to at least partially open when the bag configuration is in an expanded configuration to vent the bag construction. The vent assembly includes a first portion a second portion of the bag construction that is configured to be folded against the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: ConAgra Foods RDM, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Thomas Gorman, David W. France, Clifton Lachmansingh, Paul John Warosh, Donald L. Greenwood, Joseph C. Walsh, Nicholas P. Lupfer, John Dougherty Culter
  • 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: 8992085
    Abstract: A reclosable bag or pouch configured to store, and to easily pour, material. The reclosable bag is configured with an integral pour spout having a reclosable fastener to facilitate the pouring of material from the bag, and subsequent resealing. By locating the pour spout along an upper side of the bag, material is focused downward from the bag, and not outward, when poured. Bags configured in this manner thus provide end users with enhanced control over the dispensing rate and direction of their contents. In some embodiments, the bag is also configured as a self-supporting bag capable of resting generally upright upon its bottom end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventors: Alan D. Olin, Diana S. Olin
  • Patent number: 8991460
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the description of machine-assisted production assemblies and to the optimization thereof, said assemblies having, built therein, a patented device for folding into deep coated folds, thus making it possible to create paper packaging for fast food, said assemblies all comprising a folded element from a folded paper strip 31. Said machines are modular and all comprise, upstream, an assembly of modules 5, 6, and 7 that supply a folded paper strip 31 that is then converted in a specific finishing module 8 for making, from said lidded paper strip, a packaging for a sandwich or loose product such as fries or chicken pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventors: Gilbert Capy, Akiva Buchberg
  • Patent number: 8985854
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an adapter for use with ordinary lawn and leaf bags and a method for manufacture of such adapter. The adapter has a cavity that has four sides and four corners, and a lower portion consisting of four flaps. The use of a frame, side and/or corner fasteners create an adapter where the flaps lie inside the bag and the cavity remains outside the bag to create a large surface area for filling the bag and also prevents the mouth of the bag from closing due to wind or other forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Titan IP LLC
    Inventor: Santosh Arcot
  • Publication number: 20150071571
    Abstract: A bag formed of plastic film material has two side panels with a rear gusset and a bottom gusset extending between the first and second side panels. Margins at front and top edges of the first side panel join margins at front and top edges of the second side panel at a first join. A bottom margin of the rear gusset joins a rear margin of the bottom gusset at a second join. The rear gusset terminates at a top, rear part of the first join and the bottom gusset terminates at a bottom, front part of the first join.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Brian George Hutchison, Lorne Andrew Gelz
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150036950
    Abstract: A non-durable flexible container can include a first film wall including a first portion comprising at least one first structural support member defined in the first film wall, and a second portion that is free of a structural support member. The container can further include a second film wall including at least one second structural support member defined in the second film wall, wherein at least a portion of the first structural support member is adjacent to at least a portion of the second structural support member to define a seam region, and a side of the seam region defines an edge of the non-durable flexible container. The container can also include a closed produce volume defined between first and second film walls; and a seam projecting outwardly from the seam region at an intersection of the first and second film walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl STANLEY, Charles John BERG, JR., Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Lee Mathew Arent, Benjamin Jacob Clare, Marc Richard Bourgeois, Tadayoshi Ishihara, Joseph Craig Lester, Andrew Paul Rapach
  • Patent number: 8939642
    Abstract: A pouch includes a seamless body having a first end and a second end opposite to the first end, with a substantially flat, planar base at the first end. First and second opposing walls extend upwardly from the planar base to form an elongate mouth at the second end. Each of the opposing walls includes an upper wall portion and a lower wall portion. The upper wall portions extend to the elongate mouth and the lower wall portions extend to the planar base. The first and second opposing walls have a varying thickness. An elongate closure mechanism, adjacent to the elongate mouth, provides a resealable closure for the pouch. The seamless body stands independently in an upright position upon the planar base when the body is in an expanded position. The pouch, being both flexible and collapsible, can be folded into a substantially flat condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Ackerman, Anne C. Moser, Daniel Perez, Abby Sturges
  • Patent number: 8910834
    Abstract: A flexible container for containing a product includes a dispensing portion, a panel forming a first compartment for containing the product and forming a second compartment that is separate from the first compartment, and an elongated grip disposed at least in part in the second compartment. A user may grasp the grip to transport the container or to pour a product from the first compartment. The grip may also prevent the container from collapsing, allowing the container to be efficiently stored on a surface and providing a surface on the flexible container to prominently display information regarding the product. The dispensing portion may be a metered cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Method Products, PBC
    Inventors: Rudiger Becker, Francis J. Handy
  • Publication number: 20140363105
    Abstract: A bag includes a body and a floor coupled to a bottom end of the body to define an interior region therebetween. A mouth is formed in a top end of the body and is arranged to open into the interior region. The body and floor of the bag are made from plastics materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Gary M. Pelletier, Frank P. Watson, Donnel Gray, JR., Douglas E. McDonald
  • Publication number: 20140353311
    Abstract: A collapsible enclosure having two opposed side panels, opposed front and rear panels, a floor panel, and a top panel having an opening. The opposed side panels, opposed front and rear panels, and floor panel are connected to one another to form a substantially rectangular enclosure having an opening in the top panel for access to the structure. The side panels include a peripheral edging containing a looped frame. A method of collapsing the structure is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: BAJER DESIGN & MARKETING, INC.
    Inventor: KELLY C. KELLOGG
  • Publication number: 20140348446
    Abstract: A stand-up paper bag is provided with a bottom panel; two major panels joined one ends wherein one major panel includes a first fold line formed with the bottom panel; and two minor panels each joined the major panels, each minor panel including a crease. The bottom panel includes a first sub-panel adjacent to the first fold line, an extension distal the first fold line, a second sub-panel between the first sub-panel and the extension, a second fold line between the first sub-panel and the second sub-panel, a third fold line between the extension and the second sub-panel, a first triangular incision on one ends of the first and second sub-panels, and a second triangular incision on other ends of the first and second sub-panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Yu-Chou Chiang
  • Patent number: 8889204
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus to ease the consumption of drink and food including a sleeve of flexible material, a perforation formed in one end of the sleeve configured to be removed and form an opening in communication with a chamber formed in the sleeve. The apparatus also includes a straw with a first end to be inserted into the chamber through the sleeve, and a second end with at least one prong to be inserted into the chamber and the food. The second end may be inserted through the opening. The invention also provides a method of consuming food and drink from an apparatus. The invention further provides a method of assembling a snack apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew Conroy
  • Patent number: 8882737
    Abstract: A self standing bag having two side wall sheets and a bottom sheet. To flatten the bag, the bottom sheet is sandwiched between the two side wall sheets and symmetrically folded along a line parallel to its bottom edge, separating the bag into a four-layer part and a two-layer part. In the two-layer part, the bag includes first sloped sealing lines extending between a first two points on the top edges of the side wall sheets and spaced from the vertical side wall edges by a first distance, to a second two points spaced from the vertical edges of the side wall sheets by a second distance less than the first distance. The four-layer part includes second sloped sealing lines extending between the second two points and a third two points on the bottom edges of the side wall sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Graf, Paul Gastauer, Philippe Laffay, Francois Dumont D'Ayot, Pascal Lengrand, Bertrand Thibault
  • Patent number: 8840305
    Abstract: A flexible container includes a panel structure of flexible web material, including panels that are adjoined to define a pouch. The pouch has a top opening with a fitment, and is expandable from a collapsed, unfilled condition to an expanded, filled condition. When the pouch is in the filled condition and resting on a flat surface, the panel structure supports the pouch in an upright orientation in which the fitment opening faces upward. The panel structure also provides the pouch with a flat footprint upon which the pouch overlies the flat surface. The flat footprint is defined in part by the pouch and in part by the lower handgrip in a condition folded beneath the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Smart Bottle Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Wilkes, Frederick W. Schuldt
  • Publication number: 20140270576
    Abstract: An ovenable bag that is convertible into a baking sheet for baking a food product is provided. The ovenable bag may include a front panel, a rear panel, and a closure disposed on the front panel. The front panel and the rear panel define an interior chamber for holding the food product, and the closure is configured to allow the ovenable bag to be openable into the baking sheet. A related ovenable blank and method of forming an ovenable bag are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: H.J. HEINZ COMPANY
    Inventor: John Gerard RYAN
  • Publication number: 20140270582
    Abstract: A flexible package and method for making one includes a thermoplastic film section folded to form first and second opposing body panels. The first and second body panels are joined together along a top seal, first side seal, and second side seal; and have a fold section forming a bottom. A perforated section is provided in the first body panel to provide access to an interior of the package. The package can be used for a variety of packaging contents including, for example, a roll of bags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Schweiss, Gregory Haverfield, Mark Eilers, John Wegner
  • Patent number: 8834024
    Abstract: A self-standing bag (1) including a barrel portion (10) having a front surface portion (11) and a back surface portion (12); and a bottom portion (20) formed by a bottom member folded in half, wherein each side edge of the bottom member is folded back at edges (14, 15) of the barrel portion (10), each side edge area of the bottom member is attached on an inner surface of the back surface portion (12) of the barrel portion (10), the entire circumference of a lower end of barrel portion (10) is adhered to a lower end (10c) of the barrel portion (10), and the attachment of the side edges of the bottom member to the inner surface of the barrel portion (10) is performed by adhesive members (41, 42) so as to cover the edges of the bottom member. Also, Disclosed are a production method of the self-standing bag (1) and a self-standing bag having content in the self-standing bag (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Umenaka
  • Publication number: 20140248005
    Abstract: An improved stand-up pouch and blank for constructing the same. The stand-up pouch comprises a front panel, a back panel, and a bottom gusset provide between the front panel and the back panel. The bottom side of each panel may comprise a left curved section and a right curved section. The front panel, back panel, and bottom gusset are sealed to one another such that the stand-up pouch is configured to move between a substantially flat state and a stand-up state. According to some aspects, the stand-up pouch is configured such that, when in the stand-up state, a portion of the pouch where the left curved sections of the bottom sides of each panel are sealed together and a portion of the pouch where the right curved sections of the bottom sides of each panel are sealed together do not contact a support surface, thus providing increased stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Stokely-Van Camp, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas David, Marc Wiescinski
  • Patent number: 8807337
    Abstract: According to the invention, a golf bag is disclosed. The golf bag may include a frame and a removable cover. The frame may include a top member at a top most portion of the frame, and a bottom member at a bottom most portion of the frame. The removable cover may include a central portion, a first coupling member, and a second coupling member. The first coupling member may be coupled with at least a portion of a top of the central portion. The second coupling member may be coupled with at least a portion of a bottom of the central portion. The first coupling member may be reversibly coupled with a top most portion of the top member. The second coupling member may be reversibly coupled with a bottom most portion of the bottom member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: BarSix, LLC
    Inventor: David H. Barcik
  • Publication number: 20140226923
    Abstract: A fabric bulk bag and a method for constructing the same, the bag including a continuous sidewall, a top portion, and a bottom, all defining a bulk storage space therein; the bottom further comprising eight sides which define an octagonal shape having an enlarged footprint so that the bag wall is sewn to the bottom in less time than a round shaped bag, yet when filled stands more upright with less tendency to lean than the current square shaped bags thereby providing a safer more dependable stacking bulk bag. In the method of producing the fabric bulk bag, the bag is constructed in less time than the prior art round bottom bags, uses less wall fabric than prior art square bottomed bags and when constructed and filled, supports itself more stable on a floor or pallet because it provides substantially more base for the product to rest on. In other embodiments, the bag would be multi-sided with greater than four sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: AMERIGLOBE, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel R. SCHNAARS
  • Publication number: 20140212068
    Abstract: A high-clarity, cast polypropylene produce pouch with first and second sidewalls and a bottom panel joined to form a pouch wherein the first and second sidewalls and the bottom panel are formed from cast polypropylene. The bottom panel can be a bottom gusset panel. The first and second sidewalls and the bottom gusset panel can have edges joined by side welding or heat sealing. Zipper or slide closures can close the first and second sidewalls. A method for forming a high-clarity, cast polypropylene produce pouch comprises creating a polypropylene (PP) resin, passing the polypropylene (PP) resin through a cast extruding machine and extruding molten polypropylene (PP) to produced extruded polypropylene (PP), rolling the extruded polypropylene (PP) in a cooling roller, and applying a surface-modifying corona treatment to the extruded polypropylene (PP).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Duke X. W. Yu, Philip Beach
  • Patent number: 8783487
    Abstract: A container made of silicone resin is sufficiently compactable in a collapsed state. The container includes a tubular barrel portion, a bottom portion having a flat surface, a mouth portion having an opening, and a lid portion sealing the opening of the mouth portion, with at least the barrel portion and the bottom portion formed by molding. One end of a binder is attached to the mouth portion and can hold the rolled-up barrel portion and the bottom portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Masaru Hojo
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140185962
    Abstract: A flexible, stackable, recloseable container for storing a quantity of products comprising a plurality of walls defined by a first sheet and a second sheet attached to at least a portion of the first sheet. The second sheet extends over at least three of the walls. The opposing container walls each have a sealed portion and one or more tucks, the tucks comprising a portion of the first sheet tucked toward the interior volume. A portion of the second sheet defines a recloseable feature located over an opening for reclosing the container. The second sheet includes a line of reduced strength at or adjacent at least a boundary adjacent the tucks and disposed between the opposing container walls each having the sealed portion and an adjacent container wall. The second sheet can include a hinge about which the recloseable feature pivots from closed position to open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: CLEAR LAM PACKAGING, INC.
    Inventors: James J. Sanfilippo, John E. Sanfilippo, Jeanne M. Skaggs, Francisco Javier Soria, Milorad Radenovic, Bohdan Wyslotsky, Paul Georgelos, Pat Montefusco, Roy Speer, Roman Forowycz
  • Publication number: 20140177983
    Abstract: A flat-bottomed bag is formed from a flexible sheet that initially is flat prior to being manipulated to form the bag. The sheet is a laminate of a first web and a second web laminated together by an adhesive layer disposed between the webs. The sheet defines a plurality of serially connected side wall panels collectively defining a vertically extending side wall of the bag, and a plurality of bottom panels respectively connected to the side wall panels at respective fold lines. The bottom panels are folded about the fold lines and are attached together to form a flat bottom wall configured to support the bag in an upright orientation. The adhesive layer is in a partial-coverage pattern that includes adhesive-free regions located along each fold line between each bottom panel and the respective side wall panel connected therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Edward Trollen
  • Patent number: 8753013
    Abstract: The self-standing bag comprises a package for accommodating a content, a port provided in the center of the top portion of the package, and reinforcing members formed of a thermoplastic resin which cover the outer faces of both side edges of the package. The lower end portion of the reinforcing member is located above the bottom edge of the package. The lower end portion of the reinforcing member is projected inward of a lower cutout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Oshio Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Sato, Masakazu Sato
  • Patent number: 8734015
    Abstract: There is proposed a non-self supporting type flexible package bag provided with a film-shaped one-way pouring nozzle, which is excellent in not only the non-return function and liquid cutting properties but also the pouring property of a liquid packed material as a filling material (packed material in the bag can be poured smoothly until the end). In the flexible package bag provided with the film-shaped one-way pouring nozzle protruding from a side portion, corner portion or top portion of the package bag body, a coating layer made from a water-repellent material or an oil-repellent material is provided on an outer surface of the film-shaped one-way pouring nozzle, while a wet-treated layer is provided on an inner face of a pouring path in the film-shaped one-way pouring nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Yushin Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsunori Futase
  • Publication number: 20140126843
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a standing bag type container and aims to increase a visibility of the residual liquid volume in accordance with the progress of infusion process. The standing bag type container includes a bag 10 made of soft resin films and forming at its one end a base member 20 and an outlet port 18 at the other end of the bag. A suspension of the bag 10 is done in a manner that the base member 20 is located at the top. Marks for indication of residual liquid volume are printed on the surface of the bag. An infusion liquid is charged to the bag while an air gap 109? is left, so that a residual liquid volume is verified from the liquid level. Under the suspended condition, the base member 20 has a value of width which is unchanged from the when the bag is under upright condition. The base member 20 is not collapsed and maintains its width even when the residual liquid volume is zero.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Shota MOCHIZUKI, Naoki Morinaka
  • Patent number: 8690430
    Abstract: A storage bag has a first fastener strip positioned adjacent to an opening of the bag that includes at least one interlocking profile. A second fastener strip positioned adjacent to the opening of the bag also includes at least one interlocking profile. A slider includes a first sidewall, a second sidewall, and a top wall connecting the first sidewall and the second sidewall. The slider includes (a) a plurality of ridges extending from a first sidewall, the plurality of ridges extending farther from the first sidewall at the ends of the slider than at a position at the center of the length of the slider, and (b) a plurality of ridges extending from a second sidewall, the plurality of ridges extending further from the second sidewall at the ends of the slider than at a position at the center of the length of the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Keegan E. Burggren
  • Publication number: 20140086512
    Abstract: A bulk bag includes a body having sidewalls, a bottom wall and a pair of opposed lift sleeves adapted to receive lifting members for lifting the bag and contents thereof. Each lift sleeve has a first sleeve end and a second sleeve end attached together and proximate to a bottom of the sidewall to form a loop, and a portion of the sleeve extending from the second sleeve end is attached to an adjacent portion of the sidewall such that the loop maintains a substantially open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Bobby Glen Brown, Krystavel Zulaica
  • Patent number: 8668387
    Abstract: Provided is a deployable, foldable fluid collection bag which may be selectively deployed as desired by the user. The bag may be configured to fit in tight spaces and be deployed to collect fluid which leaks during plumbing repairs and installations. The bag may be fabricated from a unitary piece of material and include a base, a first panel and a second panel. The first panel may be coupled to the end portions of the base and to the second panel to define a pair of opposed sidewalls and a pair of opposed end walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventors: Emmett J. Ebner, Brian J. Huffer
  • Patent number: 8662751
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for gas filling and sealing of a duct intended to be filled with gas and positioned in a container of a collapsible type. The duct is defined by two opposite side walls which are joined along a connecting portion and comprises an inlet arranged in one of the side walls. A part of the container that comprises the inlet is clamped between an abutment and a gas module which is axially movable towards the abutment. Clamping occurs in such a manner that one off the two side walls included in the duct is allowed, in response to a gas flow supplied from the gas module and entering the duct through said inlet, to bulge to form a free passage into the duct for filling the same with gas. After completion of the gas filling, the duct is sealed. The invention also relates to a container blank having a duct which is specially developed for the method and the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolean AB
    Inventor: Stefan Forss