Wall Details Patents (Class 383/105)
  • Patent number: 10589882
    Abstract: A flexible container is provided. The flexible container includes four panels. The four panels form (i) a body portion; (ii) a neck portion, and a flare portion that extends from the neck portion; (iii) a tapered transition portion between the body portion and the neck portion; and (iv) the neck portion has a reduced width. The flare portion has an expanded end. The width of the flare portion gradually increases from the neck portion to the expanded end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Bruno R. Pereira, Marcos P. Franca, Kenneth R. Wilkes
  • Patent number: 10585015
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bag including: a first envelope having at least one fill and/or discharge orifice for a biopharmaceutical fluid and a fill and/or discharge tube associated in a fluidtight manner with the fill and/or discharge orifice, a second envelope within which the first envelope is located, and a spacer element. The first envelope, the second envelope, and the spacer element form a coherent whole, in particular during use of the bag, and the fill and/or discharge tube traverses the second envelope by a fluidtight connection, the fill and/or discharge inlet being located outside the second envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SARTORIUS STEDIM FMT SAS
    Inventors: Laurent Thenard, Marc Hogreve, Marie-Christine Menier
  • Patent number: 10550502
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for production of bags for the transport and storage of bulk goods or liquids, wherein use is made of tubular fabric cut into several pieces, which are then assembled together, including the steps of: providing a tubular fabric; flattening the tubular fabric to form a first double-thickness fabric having two opposite sides, respectively an internal side and an external side, extending between two flattened edges; folding-in or pleating at least one of the flattened edges of the double-thickness fabric to form a gusset; cutting the tubular fabric into pieces and assembling the pieces to form a bag; wherein the assembly of two of the pieces includes the steps of: assembling the first and second pieces by means of seams formed around or near first to fourth gusset ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Codefine S.A.
    Inventor: Piero Schinasi
  • Patent number: 10287055
    Abstract: A soft-sided insulated container assembly has a generally box-shaped form, having a main body and a lid. The lid is joined to the main body of the box by a hinge. The front face of the unit may have a mid or partial height work surface. The work surface may be movable between a collapsed or retracted position, and a raised or deployed position. The work surface may be formed in a substantially rigid molded stiffener member, and may be divided into sub-regions with raised retainers to discourage sliding of objects where not precisely level. The container assembly may include a rigid internal liner with which the lid may mate zipperlessly. The mating portion of the lid may be formed in the same rigid member as the work surface. The work surface may be located at a depressed height relative to the main container opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Barattin, Marlowe Baca
  • Patent number: 10226050
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for controlling bedbugs are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: VAMA ECO, INC.
    Inventors: Krishna Prasad Sudhir Nair, Aharsh Rajeswari Padmananbhan Sasi
  • Patent number: 10173369
    Abstract: An article of manufacture that has at least three layers of heat sealable material. There is at least one first heat seal between at least two of the layers in a first area effected at a first temperature. There is also at least one second heat seal between at least two more layers, where at least one of these two layers is distinct from the at least two layers joined by the first heat seal, in a second area effected at a second temperature, where the second temperature is different than the first temperature, thereby allowing for heat sealing of discrete areas of the article in discrete steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Trlby Innovative LLC
    Inventor: Robert J. Mileti
  • Patent number: 10046508
    Abstract: Thermoplastic films include intermittent stretched regions that are visually distinct from un-stretched regions. The stretched regions can be white, opaque, and non porous. The thermoplastic films with visually-distinct stretched regions can be formed into bags for use as trash can liners or food storage. Additionally, methods of stretching thermoplastic films to create non-porous, white, and opaque stretched regions include incrementally stretching a film of a thermoplastic material and a voiding agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Robert T. Dorsey, Michael G. Borchardt
  • Patent number: 10029848
    Abstract: Flexible tanks for transporting liquids comprising a flexible bladder to contain liquid, several transverse surge dampening baffles inside the bladder, each baffle comprising several flexible panels, each having a base connected to the inside of the bladder and aligned along a plane transverse to the bladder and an unsupported terminal end opposite the base and adapted to converge with the unsupported portions of adjacent panels in a manner that defines a barrier to fluid flow across the transverse baffle when the bladder is filled; and a connector for interconnecting the terminal ends of the panels. There may be provided a flexible outer bladder of an abrasion resistant material that is adapted to removably receive the inner bladder. There may be provided longitudinal baffles situated between adjacent transverse baffles that define longitudinal compartments with restricted fluid flow there between for dampening lateral fluid surges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Victor Yaremenko, Richard Lumsden, George Bartz, Paul Reichard
  • Patent number: 9758279
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flat-lying side-gusset bag made of a plastic fabric composite (2) and to a method for the production thereof. The side-gusset bag has opposing front walls (3a, 3b), side gussets (4a, 4b) introduced in between said front walls (3a, 3b), and folding edges (5) between the front walls (3a, 3b) and the side gussets (4a, 4b). Peripheral sections of the plastic fabric composite (2) are connected together in an overlapping region (10) at a longitudinal seam, wherein the plastic fabric composite (2) has a plastic fabric (7) and at least one closed plastic layer. The side gussets (5) extend, in the case of the flat-lying side-gusset bag, in each case over at most ? of the width of the front walls. According to the invention, the overlapping region (10) is arranged off-center on one of the front walls (3a, 3b) at least partially over one of the side gussets (4a, 4b) or at one of the side gussets (4a, 4b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: MONDI HALLE GMBH
    Inventors: Detlef Stoeppelmann, Jochen Brauer, Jens Koesters
  • Patent number: 9624005
    Abstract: A flexible container is provided. The flexible container includes four panels. The four panels form (i) a body portion; (ii) a neck portion, and a flare portion that extends from the neck portion; (iii) a tapered transition portion between the body portion and the neck portion; and (iv) the neck portion has a reduced width. The flare portion has an expanded end. The width of the flare portion gradually increases from the neck portion to the expanded end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Bruno R. Pereira, Marcos P. Franca
  • Patent number: 9033577
    Abstract: Gift bags with removable, configurable and wearable parts and components have multiple interconnected panels which include a bottom panel and multiple interconnected generally vertically oriented side panels which together form a bag or container with an interior volume which is accessible through an opening. Incorporated into or attached to one or more of the side panels or bottom panel are articles or components, structures or objects which fit with one or more of the side panels. The articles, components, structures or objects are detachable from the one or more side panels. The removable components are preferably secured to or made integral with any of the side panels by structures, devices or materials by which the components are both structural; aesthetic, decorative or ornamental, yet also relatively easily detachable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Karen Rednour, Dan Kopsak, Suzanne M. Lahr Yoder
  • Publication number: 20150113829
    Abstract: A chamber for receiving a pressurized fluid may include a tensile member extending between a first chamber barrier layer and a second chamber barrier layer and including a plurality of tethers extending between the first tensile member layer and the second tensile member layer. The chamber may include stitching through the tensile member in a stitched region. When the chamber is pressurized with the pressurized fluid, a substantial majority of the first tensile member layer is separated from the second tensile member layer by a distance that corresponds to a length of the plurality of tethers. In addition, the first tensile member layer is held in contact with the second tensile member layer by the stitching in the stitched region, thereby forming an area of the chamber having a reduced thickness relative to adjacent portions of the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Jay A. Kodad
  • Publication number: 20150108888
    Abstract: A trolley 2 for use in recyclable waste collection in an aircraft or other catering environment is conformal with a normal aircraft trolley. The trolley 2 comprises a horizontal tray 14 18 19 20 21 comprising a plurality of horizontal apertures, each aperture comprising a rubbish bag 19 20 held therein by its edges 22 between a tray base 14 and tray cover 18 that snap together. Before use the rubbish bags 19 20 are contained within the horizontal tray 14 18 19 20 and are freed to hang vertically within the trolley 2 when in use. The trolley 2 comprises a retractable lid which covers the tray assembly 14 18 19 20 21 when the trolley 2 is not in use. A liquid waste container 21 also fits into the tray and is independently removable for emptying without removing rubbish bags 19 20. The apertures and/or the rubbish bags 19 20 are colour coded according to the type of waste they are intended to receive and according to the colour coding employed in the country where recycling is intended to occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Massimo GALIMBERTI
  • Publication number: 20150079252
    Abstract: A film for wrapping respiring produce is disclosed. The film comprises from about 60% to about 90% of an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) mixture which consists of (for example, from about 75% to about 90%) ethylene vinyl acetate and (for example, from about 10% to about 25%) vinyl acetate, with the balance of the film selected from food-safe, EVA-compatible, thermoplastic resins, such as low density polyethylene, linear low density polyethylene, and mixtures of those materials. A bag for storage and shipment of respiring produce, such as bananas, made from that film material, as well as a method for shipping and storing respiring produce, such as bananas, avocados, salad components or flowers, utilizing that bag, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Chiquita Brands LLC
    Inventors: Jiwon Jeong, Francisco Javier Rodriguez Murillo
  • Publication number: 20150071572
    Abstract: Pouches, for example pouches that contain one or more active agents, such as a fabric care active agent or dishwashing active agent and/or detergent compositions, and more particularly pouches employing a water-soluble fibrous wall material, pouches employing a fibrous wall material that ruptures during use, and methods for making same, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Andreas Josef DREHER, Mark Robert SIVIK, Gregory Charles GORDON, Hailing BAO, Paul Dennis TROKHAN, Paul Thomas WEISMAN
  • Publication number: 20150071575
    Abstract: Systems for containing and manipulating fluids including systems and methods involving supported collapsible bags that may be used as reactors for performing chemical, biochemical and/or biological reactions contained therein are provided. Generally, a series of improvements and features for fluid containment systems such as gas delivery configurations, foam control systems and bag molding methods and articles for supported collapsible bag vessels and bioreactors are provided. For instance, in one aspect, fluids contained in a vessel can be sparged, e.g., such that a fluid is directed into a container of the vessel, and in some cases, the sparging can be controlled by rapidly activating or altering the degree of sparging as needed. Multiple spargers may be used in some cases. In another aspect, the vessel includes a seamless collapsible bag. In some cases, the collapsible bag may be injected, blown, or spin cast molded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES COPR.
    Inventors: PARRISH M GALLIHER, GEOFFREY L HODGE, MICHAEL FISHER
  • Patent number: 8961015
    Abstract: A fabric-based electronic device sleeve with a stiff directional nap lining the interior of a pocket. The directional nap (or plush) of the fabric is oriented to permit easy slidable insertion of an electronic device into the sleeve's pocket, with static friction forces between the directional nap and the device preventing the device from slipping out on its own or falling from the sleeve when held in a downward direction. As a user removes the electronic device from the sleeve, a gentle pull upon pinching the device between thumb and index finger overcomes the static friction forces between the device and the directional nap lining to permit easy removal and access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Tom Bihn, Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas Damien Bihn
  • Publication number: 20150049961
    Abstract: The invention features a series of bags having perforations on the front and back panels that connect the back portion of one bag with the front portion of a second bag. The bags are aligned and features holes that are adapted to be received by a stand to support the bags. The bags are packaged and ready to load in a ready to use position. When the bags are separated from each other, the next bag in the continuous series will align and expand to open into a use position. The bags can be stacked on top of each other in a ready to use position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Deja S. Castro
  • Publication number: 20150036951
    Abstract: Multi-layer bags may be formed to include first and second sidewalls joined along a first side edge, an opposite second side edge, and a closed bottom edge. The first and second layers may be non-continuously laminated together to include bonded regions in which the layers are bonded and unbonded regions in which the layers are not bonded. Such a bag may be described as a “bag-in-a-bag” type configuration in which the inner bag is non-continuously bonded to the outer bag. The inventors have surprisingly found that such configurations of non-continuous bonding provides increased and unexpected strength properties to the multi-layer films and bags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Robert W. Fraser, Michael G. Borchardt, Jack A. MacPherson, Robert T. Dorsey, Scott Binger, Shaun T. Broering
  • Publication number: 20150030264
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container having consumer friendly sides. The container has a front panel and a back panel, each having an exterior surface. A side sealed portion of the container is folded over and secured to the exterior surface of container. Securing the side sealed portion to the exterior surface of the container forms a smooth side with the portion of the container that is folded over, or flexed, to allow the side sealed portion to be secured to the front or back panel. A method for forming the container assembly, and a machine for manufacturing the container assembly are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: R. Charles Murray
  • 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: 8940377
    Abstract: Multi-layer bags may be formed to include first and second sidewalls joined along a first side edge, an opposite second side edge, and a closed bottom edge. The first and second layers may be non-continuously laminated together in discrete sections to include bonded regions in which the layers are bonded and unbonded regions in which the layers are not bonded. Such a bag may be described as a “bag-in-a-bag” type configuration in which the inner bag is non-continuously bonded to the outer bag. The inventors have surprisingly found that such configurations of non-continuous bonding provides increased and unexpected strength properties to the multi-layer films and bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Robert W. Fraser, Michael G. Borchardt, Jack A. MacPherson, Robert T. Dorsey, Scott Binger, Shaun T. Broering
  • Publication number: 20150010251
    Abstract: The plastic bag with a hem and draw tape may include flexible thermoplastic sidewalls that have a network pattern imparted onto them across the side seams. In one embodiment, the network pattern is below the hem seal. In another embodiment, the network pattern covers the hem seal. The bag may also include a ribbed pattern below the network pattern. The network pattern may be continuous or discontinuous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Kyle R. Wilcoxen, Robert W. Fraser
  • Patent number: 8927078
    Abstract: The present invention relates to encapsulated activated carbon and a method of preparing the same to protect the structure of the activated carbon and preserve the odor absorbing capability of the activated carbon particles. Particularly, the present invention is directed to a polymer article having odor absorption capabilities comprising a film comprising a matrix polymer and activated carbon particles at least partially encapsulated with a non-water soluble amorphous polymer, wherein the non-water soluble amorphous polymer is incompatible with the matrix polymer. The polymer article can be a bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Reynolds Consumer Products Inc.
    Inventors: Chieh-Chun Chau, William F. Patchen
  • Publication number: 20140376835
    Abstract: A package includes at least one layer of foamed thin film having gaseous bubbles, void volumes, or cells. The foamed thin film includes a bio-based content of between about 10% and about 100%, a caliper of between about 10 and 250 microns, and a density reduction of between about a 5% to 50%, as compared to a non-foamed thin film of substantially the same caliper that does not comprise gaseous bubbles, void volumes, or cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Neil John Rogers, Michael Remus, Emily Charlotte Boswell
  • Publication number: 20140360596
    Abstract: A liquid supply apparatus is configured to have detachably installed therein a liquid container 51 including an ink bag 82 that is flexible at least in part and a flow channel member 91 that is in communication with the ink bag 82, and to supply a liquid held in the ink bag 82 to a liquid jet apparatus. The liquid supply apparatus includes an ink inlet portion 143 configured to be connected to the flow channel member 91 and to introduce liquid from the flow channel member 91 in a state where the flow channel member 91 is connected, and a first supporting portion 151 configured to support at least the flow channel member 91 of the ink container 51. The first supporting portion 151 is moveable between at least a connected position and a disconnected position of the flow channel member 91 and the ink inlet portion 143.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Katsutomo Tsukahara, Hiroyuki Kawate, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Tokujiro Okuno
  • Patent number: 8905638
    Abstract: An easy-open and reclosable package includes a pouch including a discrete strip, between first and second side panels; including a sealing segment, a backing segment, and an intermediate layer including a pressure sensitive adhesive, the first surface of the strip anchored to the inner surface of the first panel at a first location, and the second surface of the strip anchored to the inner surface of the second side panel at a first location; a die cut in the first panel, defining a primary die cut segment so arranged that when the package is opened, it can be reclosed by adhering the adhesive to the first side panel; and a product in the pouch. A secondary die cut segment can be disposed between the primary die cut segment and an end of the package. This secondary die cut can be at least partially underlain by the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Moehlenbrock, Sumita Sanjeevi Ranganathan
  • Publication number: 20140355911
    Abstract: Methods of stretching thermoplastic films in the machine direction include elongating the films in the machine direction without significantly reducing the films' machine-direction tear resistance. In one or more implementations, methods of stretching thermoplastic films include reducing the gauge of the films while substantially maintaining the films' machine-direction tear resistance. The methods can involve uniformly cold stretching the films by stretching the films to a draw of about one hundred and eighty percent, or less, of the films' original length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Michael G. Borchardt, Robert T. Dorsey, Shaun T. Broering
  • Publication number: 20140355910
    Abstract: A sectional tarp comprising, generally flat flexible tarp sections having a centerline therein extending from its outer periphery inward to accommodate placement of a center gap about a landscape, the tarp sections are capable of being removably attached to each other, wherein the centerline is capable of opening and closing; and a center cap centrally located on the sectional tarp, wherein the center cap is capable of being removable attached from the tarp sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Ryan Ferris
  • Patent number: 8888365
    Abstract: Multi-layer bags may be formed to include first and second sidewalls joined along a first side edge, an opposite second side edge, and a closed bottom edge. The first and second layers may be non-continuously laminated together to include bonded regions in which the layers are bonded and unbonded regions in which the layers are not bonded. Such a bag may be described as a “bag-in-a-bag” type configuration in which the inner bag is non-continuously bonded to the outer bag. The inventors have surprisingly found that such configurations of non-continuous bonding provides increased and unexpected strength properties to the multi-layer films and bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Robert W. Fraser, Michael G. Borchardt, Jack A. MacPherson, Robert T. Dorsey, Scott Binger, Shaun T. Broering
  • Publication number: 20140307983
    Abstract: In some aspects, the invention relates to a bulk materials transport bag comprising a bottom panel; a plurality of side panels; a plurality of lifting straps; and a top panel, wherein the bottom panel and the plurality of side panels comprise a first material and the top panel comprises a second material. In other aspects, the invention relates to bulk materials transport bag comprised of a first material and a second material, wherein the first material is generally impervious to moisture and the second material is not impervious to water. In yet other aspects, the invention relates to a bag useful for the storage and transport of shelled peanuts comprising: a bottom panel and four (4) side panels, wherein the bottom panel and side panels are formed from a single sheet of polypropylene; a top panel formed from burlap cloth; and four (4) lifting straps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Dennis Limbaugh, Jerry P. Limbaugh
  • Publication number: 20140307985
    Abstract: A flexible, stackable, reclosable 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 reclosable 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 reclosable feature pivots from closed position to open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 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: 20140293728
    Abstract: A bag is used to provide an admixture for a hydraulic composition, wherein a wall of the bag includes a layer, the layer including a water-soluble polymer, and wherein an admixture is present in the wall of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Vincent Duveau, Philippe Thouilleux, Alain Jacquet, Emmanuel Villard, Sébastien Georges
  • Publication number: 20140286594
    Abstract: An air gill bag of a debris collection and disposal system (or lawn care leaf and debris collection system) for receiving a leaves, yard debris and other types of suitable debris for containment for subsequent disposal. The air gill bag comprises an elongated bag body which includes an open top, a closed bottom, a plurality of air gill cut strips, and a plurality of strength strips. In the preferred embodiment, the air gill cut strips and the strength strips form columns of perforated and non-perforated surface material. Such a configuration allows the propelled air directed into the bag to be ventilated through the bag and debris directed into the bag to be trapped, with the bag still retaining much of its durability and tear resistance despite presence of extensive perforations. The air gill bag is typically attached to the vacuum bag outlet of a machine blower using a dual attachment strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Darrell Cheney
  • Patent number: 8840306
    Abstract: A container comprised of an inner bag having a chamber for holding an item and a top through which the item can be placed in the chamber; an odor containment section attached to the inner bag; an odor containment flap positioned inside of the inner bag and adapted to be folded over the item when the item is held in the chamber of the inner bag; and an outer bag that surrounds the inner bag and the odor containment section, with the top of the inner bag extending beyond a top of the outer bag. Generally, the container is used to contain or minimize the odors emitted by organic materials such as, food, plant matter, or feces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Gonzo Bags Corp.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Poel, Brandon V. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20140270592
    Abstract: A reinforced package disclosed herein. The package comprises a bag and a reinforcing sleeve attached to the bag. The bag comprises an open end, a closed end, and an interior space for holding a product. The bag is positionable in a non-erect position wherein the interior space is reduced and in an erect position wherein the interior space is increased. The reinforcing sleeve comprises a plurality of panels configured to at least partially receive the closed end of the bag. The plurality of panels comprise a front panel, a first side panel foldably connected to the front panel, a second side panel foldably connected to the font panel, and at least one back panel foldably connected to one of the first and second side panels. The reinforcing sleeve is configured to maintain the bag in the erect position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph C. Walsh
  • Publication number: 20140248450
    Abstract: The method disclosed includes: a step (I) of preparing a dispersion liquid (S) including an aluminum compound (A); a step (II) of mixing the dispersion liquid (S) and a predetermined phosphorus compound (B) so as to prepare a coating liquid (U); a step (III) of applying the coating liquid (U) onto the base (X) so as to form a precursor layer of the layer (Y); and a step (IV) of subjecting the precursor layer to heat treatment at a temperature of 110° C. or more so as to form the layer (Y). The aluminum compound (A) can be formed by adding an acid to a solution including an aluminate. The number of moles (NM) of aluminum atoms derived from the aluminum compound (A) and the number of moles (NP) of phosphorus atoms derived from the phosphorus compound (B) satisfy 0.8?(NM)/(NP)?4.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Sasaki, Kentaro Yoshida, Mamoru Omoda, Suehiko Nagano, Tatsuya Oshita
  • Patent number: 8821018
    Abstract: Improved merchandise bag with reinforced bag wall is formed of thinner than normal specially selected film material with a thickened center section. For merchandise bags, the thickened center section provides a stronger bag bottom and stronger areas for the formation of bag handles. Handle bags include soft loop, round die cut oval die cut, wave top, patch and rigid handles. For T-shirt style bags, thinner plastic in the gusset and handle areas is made up for by multiple layers of film in these regions. T-shirt bags may have single, triple or folded gussets providing as many as eight layers of film in these regions. The thickened center section will substantially match the thickness of the gusseted areas and provide for a more easily stacked bag. The bags are formed of mono layer or multi-layer film and at least a portion of the bag walls is corona treated to improve adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Brian Tan
  • Publication number: 20140233870
    Abstract: A system may include a bag including a side and an opening. The system may also include an attachment joined to the side of the bag where the attachment is manipulated by a hand inserted into the opening of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Aaron Matthew Ohama
  • Publication number: 20140216969
    Abstract: The invention provides solutions to the problem connected with the difficulties encountered, when trying to open flexible packages, whether they are simple plastic bags with a regular opening mouth, or whether the bags comprise zipper closure strips. Similar solutions can be used with zipper closure strips by themselves, solutions are Also provided to facilitate in the opening of blister packages and the like. Furthermore, similar solutions are proposed for packages containing food items such as cheese slices and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: GABE CHERIAN
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140199001
    Abstract: A storage bag includes an upper layer and a lower layer. The lower layer is bonded to the upper layer. An internal cavity is formed by the layers. An edge is formed by the upper and lower layers. The edge has an opening to provide access to the internal cavity. A spacer is mounted within the internal cavity. The spacer may include at least one channel or cavity that holds liquid in the storage bag when suction is applied to the internal cavity. The spacer provides a structure that prevents the flexible material of the bag layers from moving inward and exerting a pressure on the liquid. The retention of the liquid by the spacer prevents liquid from contaminating the vacuum sealing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: James Haluck
  • Publication number: 20140193100
    Abstract: A filling system and filling device for introducing items for delivery into a delivery bag. The filling device has a stacking mechanism that stacks the items for delivery in the delivery bag. The items for delivery include one or more flat articles, and can include an enclosure unit that is flat, at least partially open on at least one side, and at least partially closed on at least one side, such that the enclosure unit forms an envelope or a pocket. The item for delivery and/or the enclosure unit can have a receiver identification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: FERAG AG
    Inventor: Sergio Sigrist
  • Publication number: 20140169704
    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. The steaming bag includes a central portion and a peripheral portion. The central portion of the steaming bag defines an interior cavity for receiving the article of footwear. The peripheral portion can include grasping holes for grabbing the steaming bag in the steam environment. The steaming bag can expand from a flattened configuration when filled with the article of footwear in the steam environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: William M. Dieter, Alexandre Baudouin, Brian D. Baker
  • Publication number: 20140147058
    Abstract: A garbage bag has a bag having an open top area. A plurality of ring members is formed in an interior of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Ernesto Magana
  • Patent number: 8734016
    Abstract: Methods of increasing the perceived thickness and strength of a thermoplastic film include incrementally stretching thermoplastic films in the machine direction. In one or more implementations, methods of incrementally stretching thermoplastic films include reducing the gauge of the films while increasing a loft of at least a portion of the film. The methods can involve cold stretching the films and imparting rib patterns and alternating peaks and valleys into the film. The linear ribs can have alternating thick and thin gauges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Michael G. Borchardt, Robert T. Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20140126842
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein provides a shopping bag that has multiple alternative uses. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims. 37 CFR 1.72(b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Grossman
  • Patent number: 8714820
    Abstract: Flexible apparatus for transporting bulk products within containers having liners with bottom panels, two sidewalls, and a back panel with one lateral receiving member across the back panel and having first, second, and third sheet members partially attached to the two sidewalls and the back panel for creating a first, second, and third pair of diagonal sections suspended between the two sidewalls and the back panel and for creating planar overlapping spaced apart sections of first, second, and third sheet member across the back panel for bulge control in back panel and having one support bar with securing members for positioning and securing the first, second, and third sheet members and their diagonal sections and back panel into vertical and tensioned positions to container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: D & BD Marketing LLC
    Inventors: Oswaldo Mino, Pablo Llopez-Miquel
  • Publication number: 20140112602
    Abstract: Described is a novel zinc ricinoleate-containing malodor reducing composition further comprising: (a) cyclohexanol, 4-isopropyl: propionate, cis; (b) cyclohexanemethanol, alpha-methyl: acetate; (c) butyric acid: 1-cyclohexylethyl ester; and (d) cyclohexanemethanol, alpha-methyl, wherein the ratio of (a):(b):(c):(d) is about 2.8-4.8:0.5-2.5:0.1-1:0.25-1, and wherein zinc ricinoleate is at a level of about 1-3% by weight. Also described for the purpose of application to an inanimate laminar substantially solid surface are malodor-suppressing composition-containing stick articles containing an ester-terminated polyamide or an amide-terminated polyamide structural support polymer in combination with the aforementioned zinc ricinoleate-containing malodor reducing compositions. Also described is a package for conveniently handling the aforementioned stick article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen P. Nicoll, Krystyna Malgorzata Rankin
  • Publication number: 20140086713
    Abstract: An overhead-conveying transport bag for automatically unloading a loaded piece good includes a basic structure as well as a separate receiving device, which is arranged adjacent thereto. Unloading of the transport bag is performed through one of the front sides of the basic structure which is open and at least the lateral sides of the receiving device are formed such that the base is liftable into an unloading position of the transport bag, in which the base is lifted into the bottom of the basic structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Fankhauser, Christoph Greossl, Max Winkler