Removable Ply Patents (Class 383/111)
  • Patent number: 10604322
    Abstract: A method for sealing a thermoplastic bag includes forming a first fold in a top end of the bag; forming a second fold in the top end that includes the first fold; folding the first fold to form a first portion of the first fold and a second portion of the first fold, the second portion of the first fold is folded onto the first portion of the first fold; and heat sealing the first fold and the second fold to each other and to a portion of the bag that faces the first fold, the heat sealing including applying hot air to the bag. Preferably the second fold has a height that is less than a height of the first fold such that the forming of the second fold folds the first fold to form the first and second portions of the first fold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Albert Lawrence Baner, Russell Leeker, Scott Wiles
  • Patent number: 10478166
    Abstract: A collapsible and expandable receptacle that can be inserted into a patient's cavity through a laparoscopic port (sleeve) is disclosed herein. The receptacle is configured so that when it enters the cavity it can be expanded or opened into the shape of a bowl or cone. A targeted tissue specimen can then be placed inside the expanded receptacle through a central opening which can be closed afterwards. The surgeon has the room and visibility to cut the tissue with a power morcellator and avoid severing the bag or spreading unwanted particulate tissue to other areas inside the patient. Once the specimen has been cut and removed, the empty receptacle can be collapsed and removed out the same tissue removing sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Oscar Polo
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8899835
    Abstract: A self-supporting bladder that can be installed into existing storage tanks, particularly into underground storage tanks and a method of forming a double walled tank using the same. This self-supporting bladder serves as the inner wall, utilizing the existing tank as the outer wall of a double wall system, or can provide a double wall system such as through the use of an insert placed in the bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: David D. Russell
  • Publication number: 20140140643
    Abstract: A cooler/lunch bag with a detachable liner has dual functions in that it can be converted to a carry/shopping bag when its liner is detached and then folded on the bottom of the bag. The liner is waterproof, easily removed, cleaned, repaired or replaced. The bag can be machine-washed. Therefore, a cooler/lunch bag of such design can be maintained in good condition and is suitable for long-term use, in contrast to the currently available cooler/lunch bags with fixed liner, which can not be thoroughly cleaned or repaired and are disposable items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Qi Li
  • Patent number: 8726951
    Abstract: A handbag including an outer bag and an inner bag. The inner bag and the outer bag are configured to entrap a piece of material wrapped around an exterior surface of the outer bag and tucked in between the outer bag and the inner bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventors: Rose A. Biondo, Richard C. Paschke
  • Patent number: 8708180
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container (1) for holding fluid or particle compositions which container (1) comprises an inner lining (6) applied to an inner side (2) of the container (1), where the container (1) is provided with an inner lining (6) of a peel-able coating. The peel-able coating can be applied as water based, as Acetone based emulsion or as UV curable lacquer. The invention relates further to a method of manufacturing such a container (1), where the lining (6) is applied to the container (1) by following process steps: Applying a peel-able coating to the inner side of the container (1); Curing and/or drying the peel-able coating by heating, blowing or radiating by UV-light. Further the invention relates to the use of a peel-able coating as an inner lining (6) in a container (1) for fluid materials, such as paint or other materials able to leave residues on or in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Superfos A/S
    Inventor: Benny E. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 8696203
    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 detatchable articles or components, structures or objects which fit with one or more of the side panels. Any of the side panels may be configured in a manner which is both structural and functional as part of the bag enclosure, and aesthetic, ornamental or decorative and multi-dimensionally and graphically. The removable components may form part or all of any of the aesthetic, ornamental or decorative features of any of the side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: American Greetings Corpoation
    Inventors: Karen Rednour, Dan Kopsak, Suzanne M. Lahr Yoder
  • Patent number: 8684053
    Abstract: Handbags, including soft handbags, are easily customizable by attaching or changing handbag covers of virtually any design. The handbag covers can include, at least in part, an essentially collapsible material, and are relatively small and easily stored. Accordingly, the aesthetic and design of handbags can be easily altered without requiring the purchase of different handbags of different styles. In at least one implementation of the present invention, the handbag covers essentially envelope the base handbag. Additionally, one or more implementations of the present invention include handbag covers that attach to a base handbag via a plurality of attachment forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Miche Bag, LLC
    Inventors: Jennie Platt, Christian J. Seegmiller, Corbin B. Church
  • Patent number: 8684054
    Abstract: Handbags, including soft handbags, are easily customizable by attaching or changing handbag covers of virtually any design. The handbag covers can include, at least in part, an essentially collapsible material, and are relatively small and easily stored. Accordingly, the aesthetic and design of handbags can be easily altered without requiring the purchase of different handbags of different styles. In at least one implementation of the present invention, the handbag covers essentially envelope the base handbag. Additionally, one or more implementations of the present invention include handbag covers that attach to a base handbag via a plurality of attachment forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Miche Bag, LLC
    Inventors: Jennie Platt, Christian J. Seegmiller, Corbin B. Church
  • Patent number: 8646974
    Abstract: An as-manufactured multi-wall sack that comprises an inner pouch 5 and an outer bag 7 is disclosed. The sack has a top end that (a) is open in the as-manufactured form of the sack so that the sack can be filled with product via the open end and (b) is formed so that it can be closed to form a top block end. The as-manufactured form of the sack comprises pressure adhesive that connects together the inner pouch and the outer bag at the open top end of the sack. The as-manufactured form of the sack also comprises heat-activated adhesive on sections of the outer bag that adhere to other sections of the outer bag as part of the sequence of steps to close the outer bag. An apparatus and a method for closing the as-manufactured sack are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Amcor Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Dalgleish, Larry Thomas Challis
  • Publication number: 20140023298
    Abstract: A collapsible bladder system for the storage and disposal or re-use of cement returns from oil and gas wells is described. The collapsible bladder system includes a flexible storage bag having an input valve, an output valve and a vent that can be easily set up and transported by a single person. Cement returns are pumped into the flexible storage bag and allowed to harden into a cement block. The cement block covered with the storage bag can be hauled away for disposal or re-used for a secondary purpose, such as a barricade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Rock Solid Rentals Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryan MARTIN, Randy MARTIN, Denis MARTIN, Vern HOWRISH, Bruce LYON, Alan OMOTANI, Kim FLEXHAUG
  • Publication number: 20140016882
    Abstract: A package includes a bag in a sleeve. The sleeve includes biconcave panels that are opposite from one another and each have opposite concave edges, and biconvex panels that are opposite from one another and each have opposite convex edges. The concave and convex edges are respectively foldably connected to one another by arcuate fold lines. When the sleeve is erected, each of the biconvex panels may be in a concave configuration with respect to the interior of the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Kelly R. Fitzwater
  • Publication number: 20130188891
    Abstract: Trash 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 to form an outer bag. A second inner bag may be inserted within the first bag to form a “bag-in-a-bag” type configuration in which the inner bag is bonded to the outer bag along side seals by a continuous process. The bags may also be bonded together along the hem and the draw tape. When the side seals of the inner bag and the outer bag are sealed together by a continuous rather than a reciprocating process, the inventors have surprisingly found that such seals require carefully controlled process conditions to prevent inadequate seals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Jason R. Maxwell, Robert W. Fraser, Michael G. Borchardt, Jack A. MacPherson, Robert T. Dorsey, Scott Binger, Shaun T. Broering
  • Patent number: 8360643
    Abstract: A package formed of a package material comprising a heat-sealable inner layer, an outer layer, and a pressure-sensitive adhesive disposed between the inner layer and the outer layer. The package may include a gusset with a center fold that divides the gusset into a first folded portion and a second folded portion. The package may further include a transverse heat-seal region extending across the gusset whereby the first folded portion is sealed to itself by mating surfaces of the heat-sealable inner layer and the second folded portion is sealed to itself by mating surfaces of the heat-sealable inner layer. The package may also include a patterned die cut formed in the heat-sealable inner layer, wherein at least a portion of the patterned die cut is adjacent to the transverse heat-seal region of the gusset so as to allow a portion of the inner layer to delaminate and expose a portion of the pressure-sensitive adhesive when the center fold is unfolded and the resealable pour spout is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Printpack Illinois, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Komro, Nathan Franklin, Edward J. Cigallio
  • Patent number: 8348511
    Abstract: The bag for receiving refuse may include a bag body, the bag body including an inside surface, an outside surface, and a rim defining a mouth. The bag may also include a first strip of material disposed on the inside surface of the bag body proximate the rim. The strip may include an inside surface, an outside surface that faces the inside surface of the body, a top edge, and a bottom edge. The bag may also include a front wall, a back wall, and a hem, the hem including a drawstring. The strip may include a printed design. The design could be letters, numbers, pictures, writing, or any other design. When the bag is inserted into a trash receptacle such that the rim of the bag is folded over the rim of the receptacle, the printed design is visible from outside the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Shaun T. Broering, Karin L. Toerner, Charles B. Snoreck, Nancy M. Mack-Robles, Matthew W. Waldron, Robert W. Fraser
  • Patent number: 8322925
    Abstract: A container comprising an absorbent sheet and methods for manufacturing the container are disclosed. The absorbent sheet is attached to the upper part of the container inside in a manner that is readily detachable when needed to clean a contamination or a spill. The absorbent sheet may cover one side to as many as all four sides of the container, have one or more plies, form a continuous sheet or cover any one side as individual sheets, and contain perforations to reduce the likelihood of tearing the sheet upon removal. A method for affixing the absorbent sheet to the container comprises spraying adhesive onto designated areas on the base container sheet and affixing absorbent sheets to the areas containing the adhesive prior to folding the container. In another embodiment, the method comprises spraying the adhesive and affixing the absorbent sheet after the container is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Michael M Soletski
  • Publication number: 20120294553
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved medical sterilization bag, comprising: a first thin layer, a second thin layer, an intermediate film layer, and a third thin layer, wherein the three edges of the second thin layer are attached to the three edges of the first thin layer for forming a bag structure with a first opening; a second opening is formed on the second thin layer. The intermediate film layer has a third opening attached to the surface of the second thin layer for covering the second opening; in addition, the size and the position of the third opening is relative and opposite to the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: SIGMA MEDICAL SUPPLIES CORP.
    Inventor: Chin-Tsung Chang
  • Patent number: 8297841
    Abstract: A flexible package is defined by an inner package layer and a surrounding outer package layer. The inner and outer layers define a tubular body and opposing end portions. A first region of weakness is provided within the outer package layer and is spaced from one end of the package. The region of weakness within the outer packaging layer forms an opening mechanism for the outer layer to expose the inner packaging layer. A second region of weakness is provided within the inner package layer and is spaced from the end of the inner package. The second region of weakness positioned offset from the first region of weakness, to permit the two opening mechanism to be separately activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Bosman, Scott Huffer
  • Patent number: 8267130
    Abstract: A fashion forward organizing handbag includes a first set of padded pockets, a center pocket and a second set of padded pockets. The center pocket includes a first and second center walls. A plurality of credit card slits are formed in one of the first and second center walls to retain a plurality of cards. A plurality of lengthwise pockets are formed in the other one of said first and second center walls. Each set of padded pockets preferably includes a first padded wall and a second padded wall. The first padded wall has a shorter height than the second padded wall. The second padded wall is attached to one of a first inner padded wall or a second inner padded wall to form a plurality of second padded pockets. The first padded wall is attached to the second padded wall to form a plurality of second padded pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Georgina Sinnett
  • Patent number: 8156974
    Abstract: An interchangeable handbag system includes a stand alone foundation handbag having an inner storage accommodating surface and an outer decorative surface. The foundation handbag may have regions, such as a hollow interior, front panel, a rear panel and a bottom panel connected by at least one edge to form a hollow container open at a top end thereof. Alternately the foundation handbag may be a simple flexible open-top container with a closed bottom, where the hollow interior, front and rear regions are part of the continuous container. The handbag system includes one or more reversible and/or non-reversible outer slip covers that fit over the foundation bag in a nested arrangement. The slip covers may fit over all and/or alternately a portion of the foundation bag and/or another slip cover. The slip covers and foundation bag are connected by one and/or multiple fastening structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: I O Bag Inc.
    Inventors: Susan Pace, Laurie McFadden
  • Patent number: 8128287
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reclosable storage bag for packaging/containing and transporting objects, such as food. The reclosable storage bag may include a flexible inner liner contoured to the shape of a user's hand and have one or more closure members for sealing the ends of the bag. The user may store food in an interior storage area of the bag and may use the flexible inner liner to grab or hold onto the food so that the user will not have to directly touch the food while eating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventors: David Song, Huy John Ba Vu
  • Patent number: 8043004
    Abstract: A soft sided insulated container assembly has a first insulated container portion and a second insulated container portion. The second insulated container portion can be collapsed to a flat position, and secured in place. Either of the container portions may have a liner. The liner in the first container portion may be a substantially rigid liner. The assembly may have a lifting member. In one example the second portion may be hingedly mounted to the first portion, and the lifting member may be mounted such that when the assembly is lifted, the hinge is in an up-and-down orientation. In another embodiment, the lifting member may be eccentrically mounted, such that the assembly may possibly sit more comfortably against a carrier's hip. The first container portion may have an auxiliary opening or door, and that door may be more easily opened than the main access of the first insulated container portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: California Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Melvin S. Mogil
  • Patent number: 8028730
    Abstract: A purse comprising a base formed of rigid transparent or translucent material, and a removable liner that is to be inserted in the base of the purse so as to be visible from outside the base, the removable liner being provided in a plurality of colors and textures and patterns and being made of a pliable, sturdy material, wherein the liner provider a creative, decorative design for the purse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventors: Carolyn Whiting, Rebecca S. McKenzie
  • Patent number: 7980761
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transport sleeve (1) or sack which is formed of a single fiber web or by sewing up or otherwise fastening two or more webs or sheets of fabric or fiber to form a protective cover (2,3,4) which can be wrapped around sheet material (13). The fabric or fiber cover can then be fastened in the form of a bag or sleeve to protect the sheet material. One variant of the present invention therefore relates to a sleeve in the shape of a bag which is either preformed by sewing up or otherwise fastening two or more fabric webs or sheets of synthetic material (2,3,4) together and folding them around a sheet of material (13) to be transported, or is obtained by folding over a single web of material around the sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Storsack Dorton Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Fultcher, Timothy Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 7963698
    Abstract: The present invention is a bag (1) composed of multiple removable bags (10) (9) (8) (7) (6) (5), forming a set (1) with bags disposed in layers (5). It is designed to be used especially in places that accumulate and/or collect grit/dirt, both in hydraulic plants and in isolated places, such as trash cans and temporary toilets. It is also appropriate for places where products are separated manually. It resolves the difficulties of the first steps of placement of bags end reduces the time spent on carrying out maintenance, bringing benefits both due to its lower cost and the less time of exposure to an uncomfortable body position for its users. The set (1) is set in place, and the innermost bag (10) of the set is removed after being used, taking with it its contents; after that, the place is immediately ready for use. After the first bag is used and removed, the second ,0g (9) is, and so forth, until all the bags have been used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: Fernando Alberto Grazziotin
  • Patent number: 7789114
    Abstract: An interchangeable handbag system includes a stand alone foundation handbag having an inner storage accommodating surface and an outer decorative surface. The foundation handbag may have regions, such as a hollow interior, front panel, a rear panel and a bottom panel connected by at least one edge to form a hollow container open at a top end thereof. Alternately the foundation handbag may be a simple flexible open-top container with a closed bottom, where the hollow interior, front and rear regions are part of the continuous container. The handbag system includes one or more reversible and/or non-reversible outer slip covers that fit over the foundation bag in a nested arrangement. The slip covers may fit over all and/or alternately a portion of the foundation bag and/or another slip cover. The slip covers and foundation bag are connected by one and/or multiple fastening structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: I O Bag Inc.
    Inventors: Susan Pace, Laurie McFadden
  • Patent number: 7712962
    Abstract: The storage bag includes two sidewalls with peripheral edges and the sidewalls being attached together along at least a portion of the peripheral edges. One or more additional sidewalls may be disposed within the bag, and these additional sidewalls may be connected to form an inner bag. Any inner bag sidewalls may be laminated to the outer bag sidewalls or hang loose from the outer bag sidewalls. One or more of the sidewalls may include an adhesive for adhering to an opposing sidewall or item in the bag, a thin perforated layer disposed over an adhesive, a line of perforations for tearing, and/or one or more perforations for venting. Furthermore, processes for manufacturing a storage bag are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: The Glad Produts Company
    Inventors: Rebecca S. Reuhs, James M. Singer, Bruce N. Hall, Roger V. Lee, Ronald J. Cisek
  • Publication number: 20100086242
    Abstract: A gift bag includes a bag body including a front panel and a rear panel to form an interior cavity. Each of the front and rear panels includes an inner layer and an outer layer. The inner layer, which is made of waterproof material, has a decorative pattern provided on an outer surface of the inner layer. The outer layer, which is made of see-through material for enhancing a virtual effect of the decorative pattern, is overlapping on the inner layer to form a double-wall structure of each of the front and rear panels. Therefore, the front and rear panels not only provide a relatively enhanced strength for carrying a gift inside the interior cavity but also enhance a decorative appearance of the bag body when the outer layers are overlapped on the inner layers respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: Takao Morizane
  • Patent number: 7686513
    Abstract: A flexible container with a wall structure comprised of multi-layer, flexible thin films, including a first film layer that is affixed to the wall structure by a releasable adherence and that incorporates a removable piece. The removable piece is incorporated into the first film layer such that, other than at least one continuous cut facilitating removal and any conspicuous printing on the removable portion, it is indistinguishable from the rest of the exterior of the package. The continuous cut allows for full or partial detachment of the removable portion from the first film layer so that only the releasable adherence prevents it from separating from the container. The removable piece is removed by peeling it away from the container, where the initiation of the peeling is facilitated by a smaller peel force adjacent the continuous cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Robert Knoerzer, Garrett William Kohl, Steven Kenneth Tucker
  • Patent number: 7625119
    Abstract: A flexible bag assembly for containment and dispersal of liquids includes a bag having flexible front and back panels, and a peripheral side panel structure interconnecting the front and back panels at sealed seams, the panels defining a chamber for retaining the liquid, a water-proof zipper disposed in the front panel, a detachable cover member fixable to an outside surface of the front panel and adapted to cover the zipper, and a closeable and openable tube extending from within the chamber, through one of the panels and outwardly therefrom, the tube being adapted to facilitate the selective dispersal of the liquid from the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Stephen P. Szczesuil, Kenneth F. Ryan, Jr., Robert DiLalla, Richard Paul Haddad
  • Patent number: 7608317
    Abstract: A multilayer film with an integrated peelable coupon that may be used as a packaging unit for products is described. The flexible, multilayer film has at least a first polymeric layer, indicia, a layer of release coating that is applied in a pattern to a portion of an interior surface of the first layer and a second polymeric layer which may be made in combination with additional layers. A removable portion of the film structure is provided by a pattern of perforations or slits through certain layers of film in alignment with the release coating pattern. The method of manufacturing the multilayer film with an integrated coupon includes providing a first polymeric layer as an outer layer, printing indicia, applying a layer of release coating in a pattern to a portion of an interior surface of the first layer, cutting slits through certain layers and laminating a second polymeric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Milprint, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Keckeisen, Stephanie L. Emenecker, Kenneth E. Kiesow
  • Patent number: 7600917
    Abstract: A bulk bag comprises side wall panels formed from woven polypropylene fabric and arranged in a rectangular configuration. A long, narrow, strip of polypropylene fabric is sewn to the side wall panels at each of the corners to define a pocket which receives a support member. A frame having a rectangular configuration congruent with the shape of the bulk bag has legs depending therefrom which are received in the pockets to secure the bulk bag in an open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: B.A.G. Corp.
    Inventors: Joe Ronald Richardson, Jr., Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Publication number: 20090084475
    Abstract: A purse and bag assembly is provided which allows the transfer of all personal effects at once, thereby maintaining preferred organization and allowing simple conversion into a variety of styles, configurations and functions. Specifically, a compartment which functions as one of a purse or interior liner interchangeably. As an interior liner, outer members comprise a plurality of purses and bags which are conventional in that they provide a method for carrying and a method to close and conceal personal contents. As an interior liner, magnetic fasteners keep items from going between it and the outer member, although, items may be consciously placed between the interior liner and outer member to keep them from apparent view. Finally, the transferable interior liner converts into a purse by way of a permanently affixed shoulder strap and flap enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventor: Stephanie Ranae Dean-Perry
  • Publication number: 20090080811
    Abstract: An isolation apparatus for transporting and storing objects or human remains. The apparatus is formed of a flexible, foldable, opaque, generally box-like enclosure fabricated of a fiber reinforced plastic film, and welded together to form a sealed, air-tight and/or liquid-tight enclosure. A gas and liquid sealing zipper is positioned along three of four sides of the enclosure, thereby allowing the apparatus to open in a clamshell or suitcase-like manner, for easy access to the interior of the enclosure. An NBC and/or a CBRN filter can be mounted to the apparatus to allow for release of pressure from within the enclosure. An interior liner made of chemical protective fabric can be placed within the enclosure for additional chemical containment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: George Stefanek, Pete Jenkner, James Gauger
  • Patent number: 7461676
    Abstract: A handbag system for efficient changing of handbag styles. The handbag system can include a first outer shell, a second outer shell and a removable liner. The removable liner can be configured for removable placement and attachment within either the first outer shell and the second outer shell. The removable liner can be filled with the typical belongings of the user including a wallet, cosmetics, keys and the like. The removable liner can be detached and removed from the outer shell while retaining the belongings of the user. The user can use the removable liner with the outer shell deemed most appropriate for use with a particular outfit or activity. In addition, the first outer shell can have a first style matching a first outfit and the second outer shell can have a second style matching a second outfit so as to form a fashion system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Inventor: Shawnee Huie
  • Publication number: 20080101731
    Abstract: A pet waste recovery and disposal apparatus, including a reusable soft-sided container in the general construction of a sleeve, having a closable top and a closable bottom adapted to receive a disposable bag therein, said disposable bag, in a preferred embodiment, having a closure means, such as a drawstring to close the top of the bag. A further embodiment of the invention includes the reusable soft-sided container in combination with the disposable bag having a drawstring closure means, the reusable soft-sided container having a second aperture through which the ends of the drawstrings of the disposable bag are threaded, the disposable bag having its inside surface outwardly exposed when the reusable soft-sided container is in the right side out position and the disposable bag being in the interior of the reusable soft-sided container when in the reusable soft sided container is in the wrong side out position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventor: Sylvia Carlson
  • Patent number: 7364359
    Abstract: A laminated film includes an outer-layer-film, a water-soluble film, and an intermediate layer interposed between the outer-layer-film and the water-soluble film. The intermediate layer contains a high-pressure polyethylene oxidized to a prescribed degree on a surface thereof contiguous to the water-soluble film. The outer-layer-film and the intermediate layer adhere fast to each other. The intermediate layer and the water-soluble film directly contact each other and adhere so weakly to each other as to be peelable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Kyodo Shiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Tokita
  • Publication number: 20070189639
    Abstract: An improved trash bag that helps to minimize or eliminate the release of odors is disclosed. In one embodiment, the present invention is a trash bag having a first bag connected to a second bag, both bags having openings, where the second bag has a device capable of constricting the opening of the second bag in order to substantially prevent odor from escaping the second bag. Optionally, the second bag is capable of including a deodorizing patch. The deodorizing patch can be removably secured to the second ba. In another embodiment, the present invention is an improved trash bag having an outer bag and an inner bag within the outer bag, the outer bag and inner bag being formed with a common wall portion, wherein the inner bag has an inner opening closure device capable of constricting the inner opening in order to substantially prevent odor from escaping the inner bag. A deodorizing path can be removably secured to the inner bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventor: Michael Revness
  • Publication number: 20070183691
    Abstract: A hanging laundry bag comprising foldable enclosure having hanger sleeves attached to the longer sides thereof accepting conventional wire or wood hangers and suspending the bag from a hanger rod. The bag also includes two straps for suspending the bag from hooks or for easily transporting the bag when it is full of laundry. The bag may further include magnetic fasteners for retaining the bag in a closed position. The bag may also include a removable liner for segregating damp laundry from the remaining portions of the bag, and any number of pockets within the compartment for securing smaller items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventor: Joyce L. Finnegan
  • Patent number: 7244064
    Abstract: A bag for storing material in liquid or particulate form, comprising four side walls and top and bottom walls that are integral extensions of the four side walls, is characterized by an additional single or multi-ply sheet that overlies and is sealed to one side of said bag, said sheet material being adapted to be partially separated from itself so as to form a flap at the top end of the bag that can be gripped for use in supporting the bag as it is being drained of its contents via a drain located at the bottom end of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: CDF Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph J. Sullivan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7222649
    Abstract: Adding a decorative panel in a display position about a handbag by positioning opposite panel side edges beneath straps that fold about outer edges over the panel side edges and are held against unfolding movement by the curvature of the outer edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Inventor: Janet Fox
  • Patent number: 7160590
    Abstract: A multilayer web article, including a first layer of a porous material, e.g., Tyvek® film, and a second layer overlying and sealed to the first layer. The second layer is non-porous to passage of gas therethrough and includes a peelable film, e.g., of polyethylene, in contact with the first layer of porous material. The peelable film permits peeling removal of the second layer from the first layer to expose the first layer of porous material for passage of gas therethrough. In a specific construction, the web article constitutes one of opposedly facing panels of a lay-flat bag article, in which the facing panels are bonded to one another along superposed edges thereof. After pressurization integrity testing of the bag, the peelable film is peeled away to enable steam - and/or ETO-sterilization of the bag and its contents to be carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Advanced Technology Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Vanhamel, Thomas Claes
  • Patent number: 7134664
    Abstract: A modular bullet trap cover element generally includes a shell filled with a projectile trapping medium, preferably a mixture of a resilient granular ballistic medium and a hydrated super absorbent polymer (SAP) gel. The shell may be made of any of a number of fabric or polymeric materials. In embodiments, the shell includes at least two bags, an inner bag and at least one outer bag, each of which has an open end and a sealed end, connected to one another such that the outer bags may be inverted over the inner bag to cover at least a portion thereof. The modular cover element is formed by filling the inner bag with the projectile trapping medium and then inverting the outer bags to produce a multi-layer shell. In embodiments, the outer bags and inner bag are rotatably connected, permitting the outer bags to be rotated with respect to the inner bag such that bullet holes in the inner and outer bags no longer line up with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Joe G. Tom, Charles A. Weiss, Jr., Steven L. Larson, Philip G. Malone, Edward J. Fransen
  • Patent number: 7125168
    Abstract: A container comprising an outer bag, a liner and at least one connector. The liner is substantially configured for receipt within the outer bag. The at least one connector is affixed to the liner and capable of attachment to the outer bag. Each such connector comprises a substrate material, an outer bag attachment assembly and an adhesive. The substrate material includes a first region and a second region. The outer bag attachment assembly is associated with a first region. The adhesive is operably applied to the second region. The second region is affixed to one of the at least two side panels, and the first region is selectively positionable to overlie the liner without overlying a portion of the second region or another portion of the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Scholle Corporation
    Inventors: Lee La Fleur, Jeffrey Delbert Wright, James Edward Rozmarek, R. Daniel Brumm, Aaron Wayne Bryan
  • Patent number: 7086437
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for sale of a custom made purse through a kiosk or Internet system. On computer screens, an individual purchases a purse and chooses the options, the size, the color, the fabric and everything necessary for the making of a custom made purse. This information is then electronically sent to the web company where the purse is prepared and shipped to the individual. The purse involved has been specially designed so that it can be customized; however, the purse is standard enough that it can be produced cheaply. The features that enable this are a releasable liner and releasably attached pouches on the outside and inside of the purse. This liner is attached to the purse by snaps or hock and loop fabric. The liner has several sides on which different types of pouches can be attached with snaps or hock and loop fabrics. This enables the inside of the purse to be customized with may different pouches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Inventor: Mary Jane Michael
  • Patent number: 6991373
    Abstract: An emesis waste disposal system with both an outer bag and an inner bag. The inner bag is releasably attached within an inside of the outer bag, and disposed in a ready, open position within the outer bag. Advantageously an edge of the inner bag is folded out over a lip of the outer bag, to receive waste into the inner bag without soiling the outer bag. Optionally, the inner bag is releasably attached within an inside of the outer bag with a removable fastener such as a tin tie, hook and loop pile, or snap set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: As We Grow LLC
    Inventors: Jodi Lynn Coval Carr, James Gerald Carr
  • Patent number: 6986605
    Abstract: A multiwall vented bag is provided which includes an inner tube formed of a plastic material. The inner tube has an open end initially in an open position and adapted to receive filling material therein and at least one vent opening formed therein. The bag further includes a strip of material positioned adjacent and attached to a preselected region of the inner tube. The preselected region includes the at least one vent opening of the inner tube. The strip also includes at least one vent opening to allow air to pass from within the inner tube, through both the at least one vent opening of the inner tube and the at least one vent opening of the strip. The bag further includes an outer tube positioned to substantially surround outer surfaces of the inner tube. The outer tube is formed of a porous material that allows air released from within the inner tube to pass out of the bag through porous material of the outer tube. A method of forming and using a vented bag are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Exopack-Technology, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Allen, Richard Henry Busbin
  • Patent number: 6968880
    Abstract: An inner bag has a D-ring base element integral with a channel on a top edge of each geometrically shaped end wall. A front, back and base panel join the end walls together. Flaps are joined along a top edge of the front and back panel and the two flaps are held together by a zipper to close the top of the inner bag. An outer bag has slightly larger side, front, back and base panels compared to the inner bag. An inside top edge portion of each side panel on the outer bag has a strap forming a slot between the strap and the end panel. The D-rings from an inner bag are slid through the slot to join the inner bag to the outer bag. A top cover flap is attached to a top edge of the back panel of the outer bag and is folded over the top of the outer bag to enclose the inner bag. A strap connected to the D-rings support the connection of the inner and outer bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Chris Jean, Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine Jean Battaglia, Christina B. Xenakis
  • Patent number: 6821019
    Abstract: A portable soft sided insulated container has an impermeable liner that provides a liquid holding barrier. The liner is folded from a single monolithic plastic sheet to reduce or eliminate the need for heat welded seams. The liner seats within the container and has a releasable attachment around its lip for mating with the rim of the container. The container has an insulated lid so that the entire assembly may be closed. The liner can be removed for cleaning, or replacement if punctured. When not in use the entire assembly can be folded into a collapsed position for storage. The container has two storage chambers that share a common insulated dividing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: California Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Melvin S. Mogil