Specified Seam Structure Patents (Class 383/107)
  • Patent number: 10737878
    Abstract: A liner for lining a receptacle has a front panel and a rear panel that define an interior and a top opening in fluid communication with the interior. A frangible sizing seal structure joins together the front and rear panels along the top of the liner adjacent a side of the liner. The sizing seal structure limits a size of the liner opening and is configured to be selectively broken to separate the front and rear panels to enlarge the size of the liner opening so that the top edge margin fits over a rim of the receptacle. In a method of making the liner, the front and rear panels are sealed together to form the frangible sizing seal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Inteplast Group Corporation
    Inventors: William Edward Sweaney, Peter W. Zamarripa
  • Patent number: 10532856
    Abstract: A package which may be opened and closed using only one hand, without the need for any tools or a second hand subsequent to initial opening, is provided as a hand-held sized, flexible thermoplastic bag having a self-closing, manually openable closure employing at least two resilient stays, each of which is covered at least in part by a cover film which may be a non-shrink film or a heat shrinkable film. The stays and cover films form in conjunction with the package body opposing rolled edges or package wall ridges that facilitate opening and create a close-fitting interior closure surface along the abutting cover films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Bemis Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah E. O'Hara, Matthew R. Best, Blake A. Bougie, Jay D. Hodson
  • Patent number: 10510036
    Abstract: A package delivery apparatus uses an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to deliver a package containing a product to a delivery destination area. The UAV uses GPS signals to guide it to the delivery destination area and an altimeter to determine its height above the delivery destination area. The UAV then adjusts its height to a preferred drop or release height for that package and product and releases the package. An optional camera allows a human operator to view the delivery destination area. An expandable foam package surrounds the product to protect the product from impact and moisture. The package may be streamlined to reduce air resistance and increase the range of the UAV. The package characteristics, such as its thickness, are determined based one or more of the weight and fragile nature of the product, and the drop height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Karl Lisso
  • Patent number: 10306840
    Abstract: Agricultural silage covers and bale wraps are repaired and reinforced against the elements by an elastomeric coating applied directly to the silage cover after it has been filled with silage feed. The process involves applying a protective coating, typically an elastomeric acrylic coating, to the entire outer layer of the silage cover by spray coating after the coating material has been prepared. The final product is a silage cover with a permanent reinforced overall coating to assist in preventing additional tears and openings in the fabric of the silage cover and sealing holes and damage to the silage cover in an air-tight and moisture-proof manner, thereby protecting the silage feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Adam J. Mueller
  • Patent number: 10196176
    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, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Robert W. Fraser, Michael G. Borchardt, Jack A. MacPherson, Robert T. Dorsey, Scott Binger, Shaun T. Broering
  • Patent number: 9975982
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a food contact article. The food contact article includes a polymeric composition composed of a neat olefin block copolymer. The food contact article exhibits a total color change value, ?E, of less than 20. The polymeric composition provides an article that is suitable for food contact application, the article having softness and stain resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ashish Batra, Raymond L. Laakso, Jr., Lisa S. Madenjian
  • Patent number: 9731868
    Abstract: A woven laminated plastic bag having an easy access or re-sealable feature and methods for making the same are provided. In certain aspects the easy access or re-sealable feature is attached to the bag without the use of an adhesive. In various aspects the bag can be fabricated from woven polypropylene and/or polyethylene layer which can be laminated with a film layer, can form a pinch bottom bag, and can have one or both sides include graphics and/or printing. The bag in one embodiment can also provide a top end and/or a bottom end either or both of which provide one or more discrete areas which may each contain discrete graphics and/or printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Polytex Fibers Corporation
    Inventor: Jacobo Bazbaz
  • Patent number: 9731889
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    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: 9706718
    Abstract: A root socking process for efficient transplanting of vines and similar plants. Each plant is grown in its own plant-growing container followed by an automated process of covering the root mass or rootball of each plant with a sock, preferably biodegradable; filling a cardboard box with multiple root-socked plants; and stacking multiple cardboard boxes in pallets for transportation to the field. The plants are then transplanted in the field by picking up and dropping each root-socked plant from the cardboard box into a hole in the soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Matthew McMillan
  • Patent number: 9708103
    Abstract: The invention relates to a receptacle (10), in particular a flexible bag (10) made of paper, with a front part (20), a back part (30) and a bottom (50), which is closed by a bottom unit, and with an opening (1) lying opposite the bottom (50), wherein the bottom unit has a bottom portion (120) of the front part (20) and a bottom portion (130) of the back part (30), the bottom portion (130) of the back part (30) is shorter than the bottom portion (120) of the front part (20), such that the bottom portion (120) of the front part (20) is secured directly on the back part (30) by turning the bottom unit (100) back along a fold line (101), and the opening (1) is formed by a peripheral edge (2) which extends at a height of the front part (20) and of the back part (30) and which is at least partially frayed, thereby reducing the danger of injury at the edge (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Windmöller & Hölscher KG
    Inventor: Jörg-Christian Thies
  • Patent number: 9573729
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of incrementally stretching polymeric film formed from a blown film extrusion process. The present invention is further directed to a polymeric bag formed from an incrementally stretched polymeric film. The incremental stretching is performed on a collapsed polymeric bubble via a pair of intermeshing rollers. The incrementally stretched polymeric film may be stretched only along a portion of its width. The polymeric bag may be a drawstring trash bag with an extended hem where only the extended hem of the polymeric bag comprises incrementally stretched polymeric film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventor: Brad A. Cobler
  • Patent number: 9550617
    Abstract: A tearing guide strip 23 is integrated with a base part 21a or 21b of at least one of a male member 2a and a female member 2b constituting a zipper 2 in a peelable manner to improve the tearing unsealing ability of a zipper-equipped bag provided with an interlocking type zipper enabling resealing and unsealing after the bag is unsealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Idemitsu Unitech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nanba, Kenichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9169587
    Abstract: The present invention teaches a new process for manufacturing mesh bags using a tube cloth. The process involve supplying a continuous tube cloth and at least one band with preprinted labels, propping up the tube cloth with a dynamic guiding assembly, attaching the preprinted labels to the tube cloth using hot melted adhesive or heat sealing methods and manufacturing a product from the tube cloth with the horizontal preprinted labels, and attaching plastic film to the tube mesh cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventors: Hsiehyueh Wang Liang, Chen Chun Chris Liang
  • Patent number: 9033578
    Abstract: The present invention is a washable and reusable storage bag comprising a plastic coated canvas made from cotton and polyethylene. The storage bag comprises a front panel having a zipper and a back panel, a bottom edge and a top edge, and two side edges. The bag further comprises a rectangular transparent polyurethane window in the front panel, preferably in the shape of a rectangle. Two opposing sides of the transparent polyurethane window are heat sealed to the plastic coated canvas to create a liquid tight seal between the transparent polyurethane window and the plastic coated canvas. The outside of the storage bag can be customized with, e.g., designs, branding, and/or advertising. The storage bags can be hand washed, put in the dishwasher or put in the washing machine and clothes dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Lee Rachel Ostroy
  • Patent number: 9016505
    Abstract: The present invention regards a package (1) for food products comprising a flexible container (2) having a first wall (5) and a second wall (6) opposite each other and peripherally sealed along at least the respective side edges (5a, 6a, 5b, 6b), a space (8) inside said walls containing, optionally in sterile conditions, a food product (73), and a gusset element (10) extended between the upper edges (5c, 6c) of said first wall (5) and of said second wall (6), said gusset element (10) defining a pocket (14) turned towards the interior of said flexible container (2), characterized in that it comprises an opening and closing device (3) housed in said pocket (14) and constrained to said flexible container (2), said opening and closing device (3) comprising a pourer body (15) associated with an opening and closing cap (16), and cutting means (42) suitable to perforate said flexible container (2) at the time of the first opening of said packaging (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: GRC Pack Luxembourg S.A.
    Inventor: Pierottavio Canegallo
  • Publication number: 20150108162
    Abstract: Bags, pouches, and/or other packages. Pouches of embodiments comprise a pair of plies which are permanently sealed to each other along their edges. The plies and permanent seals define an internal cavity. Pouches of the current embodiment further comprise dispensers in communication with the internal cavities. A portion of each ply (of a particular bag) can be releasably sealed. In some embodiments, the pouches further comprise a (pivotable) spout. If desired, the spout can be configured such that its pivoting is gravity driven. The foodstuff pouches of embodiments can define a longitudinal axis wherein the spout defines a beveled surface further defining an acute angle with the longitudinal axis. Furthermore, the spout can further comprise a fitment glued to the plies. In some embodiments, the plies define a bite-shaped registration feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Blue Matrix Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Kendall D. Harter, A. Scott Goodwin, Jon Y. Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8966726
    Abstract: A body bag (900) can be assembled by a stitching process while providing increased fluid retention capabilities. An upper outer layer (101) and a lower outer layer (102), each of which can be non-woven materials, form the outer surfaces of the body bag (900). An absorbent layer (103) is disposed between the upper outer layer (101) and the lower outer layer (102). One or more edges (303,403,503,603) can be folded into a periphery (332) of the body bag (900). Stitching (802) can then be applied along the periphery (332) such that the stitching (802) passes through the upper outer layer (101), the lower outer layer (102), an upper edge (994) of the fold in the absorbent layer (103), and a complementary bottom edge (995) of the fold in the absorbent layer (103). Handles (1001,1002,1003,1004) can be included as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Chua, Daniel B. Love, Kristen Pazely Kanka, Benjamin Palmer
  • Publication number: 20150049960
    Abstract: An apparatus for making a film bag with reinforced bag seams includes a film extruder that produces a continuous tube of film. A flattener produces a continuous web of flattened film which has an upper surface and a lower surface. A fold maker has a receiving portion positioned above the web and a displacing portion is positioned below the web that moves cyclically upward to a first position to locate a portion of the web into the receiving portion, thereby forming a fold. A fold retention device prevents the fold from opening. A presser flattens the fold against the web. A sealer seals through the fold, forming a reinforced bag seam. A cutter severs a sealed portion from an unsealed portion of the web. A transport mechanism moves the film from the extruder, through the flattener, into the fold maker, beneath the presser, into the sealer and to the cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Brian Tan, David H. G'Sell, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8950346
    Abstract: The invention comprises using a fabric cut into several pieces which are further assembled together by stitches, the stitches being made using a sewing machine comprising at least two needles (A?, B?) operating in-line one behind the other so that the sewing stitch of the second needle (B?) is made on the threads of the sewing stitch made by the first needle (A?) in order to cover the perforation made by the first needle and so that the perforation made by the second needle (B?) is made through said thread (11), thereby filling said perforation with said thread (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Codefine S.A.
    Inventor: Piero Schinasi
  • Publication number: 20140363106
    Abstract: A method of producing flexible polypropylene fabric bags with heat fused seams comprising providing fabric pieces, wherein each fabric piece has a coated side and an uncoated side; positioning fabric pieces so that a coated side of one fabric piece faces a coated side of another fabric piece; selecting an area of fabric to be joined for forming a seam or joint; applying heat to the area to be joined that is less than the melting point of the fabrics, for forming one or more seams or joints and wherein the heat fused seams or joints of a resulting polypropylene bag retains at least 85% of the fabric strength without using sewing machines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel R. SCHNAARS, SR., Clifford DUNLAP
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140307987
    Abstract: A bag having a thermal welded back seam is provided. The bag may be formed primarily of a thermoplastic material and may be in the form of a polywoven bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Brian D. Henry
  • Publication number: 20140270593
    Abstract: A trifold side seamed film produce bag includes a front wall and a back wall, first and second side edges sealed together and a seamless bag bottom. The bag is joined at the side edges to additional bags by a perforation. The bag is corona treated on at least one wall and promotional material is printed on the treated surface. The bags are folded to one third of their height to fit compact bag roll dispensers. The bags are folded in a Z-fold or C-fold configuration. The method includes manufacturing the bags and winding them onto cores or forming the bags into coreless rolls. An apparatus for forming the side seamed bags includes an extruder, a tubing flattener, a perforator, a sealer, a corona treater, a printer and a slitter. The treated, printed bags may be stored on rolls for later slitting into two bag streams and folding into thirds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Greg Tan
  • Publication number: 20140254959
    Abstract: The present application describes an expandable bag. The expandable bag is comprised of a frame comprising a first inner wire loop and a second inner wire loop. When the expandable bag is an open state, the inner wire loops of the frame are biased away from one another. When the expandable bag is in a closed state, the inner wire loops of the frame are proximate to one another. In a closed state, the frame of the expandable bag can be twisted and then folded into a secure compressed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Basta LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Robert Peck, Jaime Salm, Alexander Scott Undi
  • 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: 20140219586
    Abstract: A horn for an ultrasonic welder includes a pattern of knurls on a face of the horn. The knurls are spaced by a pattern of indentations including fist indentations formed a first depth from a contact plane and second indentations formed a second depth from the contact plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Allen DeFedericis, Anthony J. Arnone
  • Publication number: 20140212077
    Abstract: A packaging pouch according to the present invention includes a first cover part, a second cover part, and coupling parts. The first cover part includes a packaging area and a sealing area surrounding the packaging area, and a second cover part faces the first cover part to be coupled to the first cover part in the sealing area. Further, the coupling parts are arranged while being spaced apart from each other on the first cover part and the second cover part in the packaging area, and couple the first cover part and the second cover part to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Woo Han, Eun Jin Park, Youn Tae You, Gu Hoan Cha
  • 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: 20140205217
    Abstract: Bags and methods of manufacturing bags including a combination of repurposed material and virgin material in significant visible portions are described. The repurposed material can advantageously comprise a billboard material that may otherwise be thought of as waste or trash, which can be used to manufacture unique bags in combination with any suitable virgin materials having properties or qualities that are optimal for a given use or purpose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Rareform LLC
    Inventor: Alec Avedissian
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140099047
    Abstract: A packaging bag for foods/food products comprises at least a front part and a back part, which are connected to one another in the two lateral edge regions over at least one side fold or at least one side seam in each case and between which a bag pocket is formed with an upper open end and a lower closed end, especially which is formed by the fact that the front part, at a lower fold or seam, is turned over toward the back onto the back part, wherein the entire packaging bag has a left and a right bag part, the two of which are connected together along an overlapping region extending between the lower and the upper end, wherein in the overlapping region or laterally adjacent to this, at least one weakening line is provided, at which the two bag parts can be separated from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Klaus JAHN
  • Patent number: 8678651
    Abstract: Disposable storage bags are disclosed having a first side wall, a second side wall and a bottom portion which forms the bag and having an open top portion for receiving and removing items to be stored such as snack foods or other material. Near the top opening of the bag is a closure mechanism for opening and closing the bag. The side walls of the bag are tapered inwardly from the top portion toward the bottom portion such that quillons are formed when the bag is filled with items such as snack food or other material. The bottom portion of the bag includes a gusset which, when the bag is filled with snack food or other material, expands and opens such that the bag may stand upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Schwallie, Linda A. Holland, Jamie Grace Thomas, Stacey M. Stanley, Robert R. Turvey, Brian A. Czech
  • Patent number: 8668681
    Abstract: A multi-chamber container of two liquid mixing type, aiming for obtaining an increased reliability for preventing an administration from being practiced under a non separated condition of a weak seal. The medical bag 10 has an outer peripheral strong seal 14 and a weak seal 18 for separating the space inside the medical bag into two partitions 20 and 22. At the tip end of an outlet port 12, a flap 28 as a valve member is provided, which usually closes the outlet port 12 to the space inside the medical bag. The flap 28 is connected to the opposite surface of the medical bag, so that the flap 28 is displaced in cooperation with an expansion deformation of the medical bag as obtained when the weak seal 18 is opened, resulting in opening of the outlet port 12. The flap is formed with a small hole 44 for limiting a liquid flow amount to a small value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Kaoru Shimizu, Yasuhiro Muramatsu
  • Publication number: 20140034671
    Abstract: A liner having a tubular body portion with a top circumferential edge and a bottom circumferential edge, a generally circular bottom portion sealed to the tubular body portion along the bottom circumferential edge, and a generally circular top portion sealed to the tubular body portion along the top circumferential edge. The top portion may include a fitment sealed thereto. The tubular body portion may include at least one weld seam extending from the top circumferential edge to the bottom circumferential edge. In a particular embodiment, the tubular body portion may include two sheets welded together to form a tubular body, the tubular body portion thus having two weld seams extending from the top circumferential edge to the bottom circumferential edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Richard Chism, Amy Koland, Wei Liu, John Davis, Glenn Tom, Matt Kusz, Karl Boggs
  • Patent number: 8613548
    Abstract: A flexible pouch for containing a carbonated product, and having a curvilinear shaped lower edge and method of producing the same is provided. The pouch includes a pouch body having an upper edge, a curvilinear bottom edge, and a side edge extending between the upper edge and bottom edge. The curvilinear bottom edge includes a curvilinear bottom seal corresponding to the curvilinear bottom edge, to distribute a force from the product evenly across the curvilinear bottom seal. The method forming a pouch body from a panel of laminate material, and aligning the first side edge with the second side edge to form the front wall and back wall of the pouch body. The method includes forming a side seal and forming a curvilinear bottom seal corresponding to the curvilinear bottom edge of the pouch body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: R. Charles Murray
  • Patent number: 8608381
    Abstract: Vertical fill and form bags fabricated from flexible packaging film are provided with at least one transverse seal at an oblique angle. Upon opening, the oblique angled seal provides a natural use easy pour dispensing feature. The bag is intuitively and ergonomically easy to use to facilitate controlled pouring without spilling. The bag are especially useful for bulk particulate contents especially consumer food products such as ready-to-eat cereals for use in food service venues such as universities and hospitals. Apparatus and method of preparation for the productions of the easy pour bulk bags are described including using transverse sealers at least one of which is oriented at an angle such as to impart the oblique angled transverse seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Zoss
  • Publication number: 20130294711
    Abstract: A flexible material for a flexible container can include a first laminate and a second laminate joined to at least a portion of the first laminate by at least one seal. The first laminate can include a first gas barrier layer disposed between first and second sealable layers, wherein the first and second sealable layers define opposed exterior layers of the first laminate. The second laminate can include a third sealable layer defining an exterior layer of the second laminate, and a second gas barrier layer. The at least one seal joins a portion of the third sealable layer to at least a portion of the second sealable layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl STANLEY, Jun YOU, Emily Charlotte BOSWELL, Lee Mathew ARENT
  • Patent number: 8562215
    Abstract: There is described a package (10) of laminated multilayer material (PM) with at least two layers (17, 18) coupled to each other, for granular products, the package (10) consisting of a parallelepiped container including, in the position of use, a bottom wall (11), a top wall (12), a rear wall (14) and two side walls (15). The at least two layers (17, 18) of multilayer laminated material (PM) have areas of non-total coupling at the front (13), rear (14) and side (15) walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Goglio S.p.A.
    Inventor: Franco Goglio
  • Publication number: 20130209003
    Abstract: A pouch-type packaging for packaging pourable contents and having a front wall and rear wall made from at least one flexible packaging film is such that the front wall and the rear wall are joined together via a sealing seam. The sealing seam is extended in a region bordering a sealing zone oriented away from the sealing edge with a free end furthest removed from the sealing edge. The front wall of the pouch exhibits an outer layer on the side directed towards the outside of the pouch. The outer layer and the part of the front wall of the pouch lying under the outer layer delimit a outlet zone for the contents in an area which encloses the free end of the sealing zone and extends to an edge of the sealing edge. The application of pressure produces a tear in the part of the front wall of the pouch lying under the outer layer in the region of the free end of the sealing zone and the contents enter the outlet zone and emerge from the pouch at the edge of the sealing edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Amcor Flexibles Kreuzlingen LTD.
    Inventors: Peter Hansen, Martin Rothenbuehler, Vitor Mota
  • Patent number: 8500330
    Abstract: A packaging bag is provided with a bag body and thermoplastic resin-made reinforcing members provided at the outer edge of the bag body. A window is provided in each reinforcing member. In forming the packaging bag, the bag body is placed between a pair of molds respectively having recesses to clamp these two molds so that a corresponding pair of the recesses are opposed to each other. Thereafter, in order to form the reinforcing members at the outer edge of the bag body, melted or softened thermoplastic resin is injected to fill cavities formed by the recesses of the thus clamped molds. Each of the cavities of the molds is formed so as to coincide with an outer shape of the corresponding reinforcing member. A projection extends from the bottom face of each recess at a part of the cavity corresponding to a part of each reinforcing member on which the window is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Oshio Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadashi Nomura, Masakazu Sato
  • Patent number: 8499804
    Abstract: A bag includes a body portion defining a pouch having an open end and a strengthening rib. A strap of the bag has a first end connected to the body portion adjacent a first side of the open end, and a locking mechanism is connected to the body portion adjacent a second side of the open end. The locking mechanism is arranged to releasably engage a second end of the strap such that the bag can be connected to immovable objects to prevent theft of the bag. Further, a closing mechanism is disposed on the body portion and arranged to close the open end. The closing mechanism has a moveable head that is arranged to engage the second end of the strap when the strap is engaged with the locking mechanism, such that unauthorized access to the contents of the open end is prevented when the bag is locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Sarah Schulte
  • Publication number: 20130196100
    Abstract: A three-dimensional structure composed of pliable elements and having affixed seams is provided. The structure may comprise duffel bags, backpacks, shoe uppers, etc. The structure has a bottom panel with a first terminal bottom portion and a first end panel with a terminal end portion. As well, the first terminal bottom portion and the terminal end portion are affixed to each other in a flattened, two-dimensional arrangement by a variety of attachment methodologies including a thermoplastic elastomer strip. Two-dimensional construction saves time and helps to reduce manufacturing costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Tory M. Cross, Scott C. Holt
  • Publication number: 20130188893
    Abstract: A form fill and seal (FFS) bag is formed at least in part from an open mesh material that includes filaments that intersect one another. At least some of the filaments are composite filaments having a carrier portion of a relatively high melting point and a bonding portion of a relatively low melting point, the bonding portion of each composite filament being thermally bonded to other filaments at points of intersection. The material may be a non-woven fabric that contains at least two layers of weft filaments that may be bordered on one or both sides by a layer of warp filaments. When compared to other open mesh materials, the open mesh material disclosed herein has a superior combination of some or all of high strength, light weight, high dimensional stability, and openness. Also disclosed herein are methods of making such a bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Volm Companies, Inc.
    Inventor: Volm Companies, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130182977
    Abstract: A package for retaining consumable products is formed by a planar sheet or web of a flexible material that is folded about a plurality of aligned products. The fold of the sheet defines one side edge of the package. The other three side edges of the package are formed by sealing the front and back panel portions of the sheet to one another. An opening mechanism is provided for exposing at least a portion of the products retained within the package. The opening mechanism may be provided along the folded side edge of the package, at a corner of the package, adjacent to one of the sealed side edges. Other forms of opening means may also be formed along one of the seal edges along with means for resealing the opened package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Sonoco Development, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8459871
    Abstract: A flexible shipping bag is comprised of at least one panel having edges. The panel is formed of weft and warp filaments and has a central region of predetermined full thickness and a selvage forming at least one of the respective edges and of a lesser thickness. The warp filaments in the central region are thicker than the warp filaments in the selvage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventors: Amir Samadijavan, Karl Schmitt, Arpad Tauber, Maria Luca
  • Patent number: 8449187
    Abstract: A fluid containing bag according to the invention includes a bag main body which is constituted by front and rear two sheets and an entire periphery of which is hermetically sealed except one portion, an inlet/outlet spout one end side of which is connected to the one portion and other end side of which is extended to outside of the bag main body, means for closing an inlet/outlet port of the inlet/outlet spout, and a reinforcing tape attached to a portion or an entire periphery of an inner peripheral face of the bag main body connecting side base portion of the inlet/outlet spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: World Water Bag Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Nakamura, Tsuneo Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20130071049
    Abstract: A bag for storing and preparing food, includes a bag body including two sheets having edge regions and being sealed together at least partially along a plurality of the edge regions to present edge seals and a bag opening at one end of the bag. Each sheet comprises a composite material including a plastic inside layer suitable for making contact with the food and an outside layer of paper or metal foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Cofresco Frischhalteprodukte GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen ARNING, Sven Larisch, Bjoern Hoeser
  • Patent number: 8371752
    Abstract: A packaging container, including a flexible plastic wall with a region between an interior wall and exterior wall, the region being defined by at least one sealed or glued seam which is in at least a partial region selectively permeable to gas and has a reduced degree of bonding before sealing or gluing over at least said partial region. The region is formed by an overlap of a flat plastic web. The overlap is arranged between the two outer edges of the flat film. The at least one glued or sealed seam includes one or both of longitudinal seams. The interior wall includes at least one opening having a size sufficient to allow gas to escape from an interior portion of the container and to enter into the region between the interior and exterior walls. The at least one opening is located at a spaced distance from the at least one sealed or glued seam. At least one spacer is located between the at least one opening and the at least one sealed or glued seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventors: Jürgen Heinemeier, Burkhard Lückmann, Günther Reimann
  • Publication number: 20130028540
    Abstract: Provided are an epoxy resin curing agent having excellent properties and high gas barrier capability that epoxy resin has and, in addition thereto, capable of realizing good adhesiveness to polyester and aluminium; an epoxy resin composition containing the curing agent; an adhesive for lamination including the composition as the main ingredient thereof; and a laminate film, a multilayer wrapping material and a wrapping bag using the adhesive. The epoxy resin curing agent comprises a reaction product of the following (A), (B) and (C): (A) meta-xylylenediamine or para-xylylenediamine, (B) a polyfunctional compound having one acyl group and capable of forming an amide group moiety through reaction with a polyamine and forming an oligomer, (C) a metal (meth)acrylate salt with a divalent or more polyvalent metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Matsumoto, Eiichi Honda, Kana Kumamoto
  • Publication number: 20120321227
    Abstract: An epoxy resin curing agent which provides good adhesiveness to polyester in addition to excellent performance and high gas-barrier properties of epoxy resins, an epoxy resin composition containing the epoxy resin curing agent, an adhesive for laminating which mainly contains the composition, a laminate film obtained by using the adhesive, a multi-layer packaging material, and a packaging bag. The epoxy resin curing agent is a reaction product of (A) m-xylylenediamine or p-xylylenediamine, (B) a polyfunctional compound having one acyl group, which forms amide linkage by a reaction with polyamine and is capable of forming an oligomer; and (C) an aromatic dicarboxylic acid, an ester thereof, an amide thereof, an acid anhydride thereof, or an acid chloride thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Kana Kumamoto, Eiichi Honda