Reinforced Patents (Class 383/119)
  • 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: 20130129260
    Abstract: Provided are pouches with rigid handles and/or internal supports and methods of making such pouches. In one aspect, a pouch with internal support includes a flexible pouch including a fitment coupled to a flexible pouch body and at least one inner support piece coupled to the fitment and extending into the inside of the pouch through the interior of the fitment. The fitment includes a fitment inner engagement feature and the at least one inner support piece includes an inner support engagement feature and at least one inner support extending from the inner support engagement feature. The fitment inner engagement feature and inner support engagement feature are interlocked to keep the at least one inner support piece from falling into or out of the flexible pouch body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: AMPAC HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Ampac Holdings LLC
  • Publication number: 20130089278
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a thermoplastic bag comprised of a front panel and a back panel. The front panel and back panel are generally joined along a first side edge, a second side edge, and a bottom edge of the respective front panel and back panel. The front panel has a distal edge with the distal edge folded over the front panel to provide a hem and an overlap area immediately below the first hem. The overlap area comprises at least two layers of polymeric film which are sealed together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: POLY-AMERICA, L.P.
    Inventor: Poly-America, L.P.
  • Patent number: 8408791
    Abstract: An improved storage bag comprises a bag body that defines an opening at a top thereof and two folding lines respectively at two opposing sides thereof. The bag body is provided with two handles respectively at the two opposing sides above the folding lines, so that when the bag body is extended into shape, the handles can be folded relative to the bag body along the folding lines to be overlapped horizontally. The bag body is provided with at least one support bar at each of the two opposing sides. Each support bar extends from a bottom of the bag body to an underside of one of the handles. The support bars can engage with the underside of one of the handles to support the bag body in the extended shape, thereby preventing the bag body from a collapse when the storage bag is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Wen-Tsan Wang
  • Patent number: 8387793
    Abstract: Bags for granular material with a closure on top of the bag and a vertical handle on the lower end of the bag and having suitable dimensions, static coefficient of friction, creep resistance and containing granular materials of limited flow properties can be vertically stacked without support, for example on a pallet. One such suitable granular material is cat litter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventor: Douglas J. Minkler
  • Patent number: 8382373
    Abstract: The invention provides a wear protector device, system and method. The device including a first protective layer configured to cover a wear-point of a utility bag, and a reinforcement covering connected over a portion of the first layer. The reinforcement covering including a flat portion and a raised portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Custom LeatherCraft Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Dancyger
  • Publication number: 20130028542
    Abstract: Methods of enhancing one or more physical properties of a thermoplastic film include incrementally stretching thermoplastic films in the machine direction and/or transverse direction. In one or more implementations, methods of incrementally stretching thermoplastic films include reducing the gauge of the films without reducing the films' machine-direction tear resistance. The methods can involve cold stretching the films and imparting rib patterns into the film. The linear ribs can have alternating thick and thin gauges. Incrementally stretched thermoplastic films can have a machine-direction tear resistance that is approximately equal to or greater than the machine-direction tear resistance of the film prior to stretching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: The Glad Products Company
    Inventor: Michael G. Borchardt
  • Patent number: 8348054
    Abstract: A combined, flexible and floppy laundry, travel, storage/display bag structure for socks and like small clothing articles, including (a) a machine-launderable/dryable, open-mesh, fabric bag having front and back sides, and spaced top, bottom and lateral edges, (b) located intermediate the bag's top and bottom edges, an elongate openable/closeable closure structure joined to and extending laterally across the bag's front side and between its lateral edges, and furnishing user-selective access to the inside of the bag, and (c) plural, releasable, clothing-article-holding structures mounted inside the bag on its back side, made manually accessible, via the closure structure, for operative gripping and releasing, within the bag, of user-selected clothing articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Marinela Luminita Dragan
  • Publication number: 20130004626
    Abstract: Resealable packaging for food products is provided with a flexible container having a top face and side faces. A container aperture is disposed in the top face and a flexible closure flap extends from a base portion to a gripping member, and is provided with a movable portion covered of repositionable adhesive to cover the aperture and adhere to a peripheral area thereof in a closed position. The packaging comprises a stiffening band device made of a flexible material longer than the closure flap, which is bonded to the container through the top face and over two side faces and arranged to cover at least the portions of the peripheral area comprised between the longitudinal sides of the closure flap and the facing sides of the aperture. The aperture and the band device are delimited by continuous cut out lines. A method of manufacturing is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Eddy Renders, Rene Verhaegen, Peter Looymans
  • Patent number: 8342348
    Abstract: A storage box includes a support assembly having a plurality of supports, connectors, and lower posts. The support assembly is placed to support an outer part member, and the outer part member includes outer and inner sheets covering a bottom end thereof to wrap the bottom supports of the support assembly and casing a flat body. The inner sheet includes a jointing medium defined thereon. The outer part member further includes a covering section extending from the upper end thereof to cover an opening of the body. A plurality of sub supports are used to expand the covering section flatly so that the covering section covers the opening of the body completely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Chen-Hsiung Lin
  • Patent number: 8303182
    Abstract: A plastic bag includes a front wall and a rear wall that are joined together to define a containment portion. To facilitate pouring a pourable substance from the containment portion, the plastic bag includes a pour spout. The pour spout includes an aperture that is defined in a lip. The lip can be formed into a channel such that the pourable substance is directed through the aperture. The plastic bag also includes a series of ribs that are formed in the region where the bag is folded to define a bottom end. The ribs reinforce the bottom end without compromising the flexibility of the bottom end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Thunderbird Global Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Nossi Taheri
  • Publication number: 20120237143
    Abstract: The self-standing bag comprises a package for accommodating a content, a port provided in the center of the top portion of the package, and reinforcing members formed of a thermoplastic resin which cover the outer faces of both side edges of the package. The lower end portion of the reinforcing member is located above the bottom edge of the package. The lower end portion of the reinforcing member is projected inward of a lower cutout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Masaaki Sato, Masakazu Sato
  • Patent number: 8267580
    Abstract: A free-standing bag and a method for producing a free-standing bag from a thermoplastic synthetic film is disclosed. The bag includes a front panel and a back panel, which are connected to one another by lateral seams thus forming a filling opening, and in a collapsed state of the bag, having an inwardly folded base, whereby the inwardly folded base is comprised of a front panel fold as well as a back panel fold, both folds being sealed into the lateral seams, and whereby in the area of the inwardly folded base, an assembly strip is attached, which is made of a reinforced plastic film, and that the assembly strip terminates at a distance from the lateral seams, whereby a reinforcing strip is attached or glued to the inside and/or outside of the front panel and the back panel in the area of the filling opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Lemo Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Jakob Schneider
  • Publication number: 20120222390
    Abstract: A stackable package for bedding includes a flexible outer container having an upper end and a lower end, a bottom panel extending along the lower end of the flexible container and side panels extending upwardly from the bottom panel toward the upper end of the flexible container for defining an open end of the flexible outer container. The stackable package includes an insert disposed inside the flexible outer container for reinforcing the bottom and side panels of the flexible outer container, and bedding disposed inside the insert. The side panels of the flexible outer container have upper ends that are joined together for hermetically sealing the bedding inside the flexible outer container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: Comfort Revolution, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Fux
  • Patent number: 8251113
    Abstract: A handbag, a system and a method interchange storage containers which hold personal items and/or professional items. The handbag may have an outer shell that may have walls defining a cavity. The handbag has an insert with portions defining three or more containers. The handbag has a purse insert with sides defining an inner volume of the purse insert. The handbag has a purse shell with sections defining a chamber. The purse insert fits within the insert, and the insert fits within the outer shell. The purse insert may be transferred into an alternate insert, placed in a purse shell or carried independently. The insert is transferrable between the outer shell and an alternate outer shell. Moreover, the purse insert fits within the purse shell and is transferrable from the insert to the purse shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Aimee Richcreek Baxter
  • Patent number: 8251971
    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: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Graf, Paul Gastauer, Philippe Laffay, Francois Dumont D'Ayot, Pascal Lengrand, Bertrand Thibault
  • Patent number: 8206033
    Abstract: The self-standing bag comprises a package for accommodating a content, a port provided in the center of the top portion of the package, and reinforcing members formed of a thermoplastic resin which cover the outer faces of both side edges of the package. The lower end portion of the reinforcing member is located above the bottom edge of the package. The lower end portion of the reinforcing member is projected inward of a lower cutout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Oshio Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Sato, Masakazu Sato
  • Patent number: 8186505
    Abstract: An expansible ballistic containment bag is adapted for safely storing weapons ammunition. The containment bag includes a blast-resistant flexible body defining an ammunition storage compartment, and having an access opening to the storage compartment for receiving weapons ammunition. A reinforcement webbing is attached to an outside of the flexible body, and incorporates an arrangement of spaced-apart longitudinal straps and spaced-apart lateral straps. At least one of the spaced-apart longitudinal straps extends substantially from one end of the flexible body to an opposite end of the flexible body, and is substantially continuously affixed along its length to the outside of the flexible body. At least two of the spaced-apart lateral straps substantial encircle the flexible body, and are substantially discontinuously affixed along their respective lengths to the containment bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Armorworks Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Kent D. Saucedo
  • Patent number: 8181834
    Abstract: A backpack comprises a load carrying section with a forwardly facing front panel. A pair of mutually spaced sleeves are joined to and border the sides of the front panel. An injection molded generally U-shaped partial perimeter frame has a base bordering a bottom of the front panel, with arms projecting from the base and into the sleeves on the sides of the panel. The load carrying section of the backpack is comprised principally of fabric. The front panel is flexible and has a stiffness greater than the stiffness of the fabric forming other portions of the backpack. In one embodiment, the front panel is integrally stiffened. In another embodiment, the front panel forms a pocket configured and dimensioned to accept a flexible stiffening plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Here be Dragons;LLC
    Inventor: Frank A. Howell
  • Publication number: 20120106877
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a laminated sheet of flexible packaging material, which includes a first layer formed out of unconnected sheets having substantially abutting adjacent edges, a second layer laminated to the first layer and formed out of a continuously intact sheet where overlapping the adjacent substantially abutting edges of the sheets of the first layer, wherein the adjacent substantially abutting edges of the sheets of the first layer define a line of weakness of the laminated sheet to encourage folding of the laminated sheet along the line of weakness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Luen-Sing TANG
  • Patent number: 8166969
    Abstract: A hydration system for providing fluid to a user. The system comprises a bladder configured to hold a fluid, wherein comprises an outer layer of a fluorinated rubber composite. A spout is connected to the bladder and in communication with the inside of the bladder, wherein the spout comprises an output port and an fill port for filling the bladder with fluid. A cap adapted to engage and close the fill port is included. Also, a tube having a first end is connected to the output port of the spout and having a second end and having a second end connected to a fluid delivery fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Texas Research International, Inc.
    Inventors: Peyton W. Hall, Frank T. Zeller, John Werner Bulluck, Michael L. Dingus
  • Publication number: 20120099809
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protective device (10) for a drainage valve (27) fitted to bags or “bags in boxes” intended for the transport and handling of liquid or quasi-liquid substances, said device (10) being formed by a sheet (1) of flexible material folded in on itself, two parallel side edges of said sheet being fixed to one another over at least a part of their length so as to form an approximately rectangular envelope which is open on one of its sides, called the insertion side, into which a reinforcing panel (30) located on the side of the bag and provided with the drainage valve (27) is inserted, said panel (30) having a thickness e1 and being provided with a hole (T) for said drainage valve (27) to pass through.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Piero Schinasi, Stéphane Levy
  • Patent number: 8118199
    Abstract: A collapsible dispenser for dispensing various edible and non-edible materials in an industrial or home environment. More particularly, the invention pertains to a foldable and generally pyramoidal-shaped dispenser particularly suited to dispensing granular, powdered or viscous liquid materials and includes a dispenser body having a dispensing end and an interior compartment for receiving and storing various materials. The dispenser body includes a foldable base that may be manually manipulated between a collapsed position closing and sealing a dispensing mechanism and an expanded position opening and unsealing the dispensing mechanism for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Todd Wilbur
  • Publication number: 20120033902
    Abstract: A combined storage apparatus comprises a vacuum storage bag and a storage container is provided. The bottom of the vacuum storage bag forms a stiffened surface. A flexible walled container with sidewalls has pockets formed in two opposing sidewalls and stiffening panels placed into the pockets to stiffen the sidewalls during use while folding flat for shipping. The stiff bottom of the vacuum bag cooperates with the stiffened sidewalls to form a container that can be stacked. After the vacuum storage bag contains an article and is vacuumed, the vacuum storage bag is then placed into the storage container and helps support the side walls to facilitate stacking of the containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: Pro-Mart Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Azad Sabounjian
  • Publication number: 20120027321
    Abstract: Improved merchandise bag with reinforced bag wall is formed of thinner than normal extruded film with a thickened center section. For merchandise bags, the thickened center section provides a stronger bag bottom and a stronger area 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, the 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: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Danial Brian Tan
  • Publication number: 20110317944
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a backing plate for storage bags as well as a storage bag and a storage box with the same. With this backing plate including a backing plate body, a trapezoid or triangular edge fold is formed as an extension to one end of the backing plate body, and another trapezoid or triangular edge fold as an extension to the other end of the backing plate body. With the backing plate arranged in the storage bag and the storage box, there are no requirements for the two edge folds extended outwards at the bottom of the storage bag. This will not only strengthen the stereoscopic perception of the storage bag, but also save materials and reduce the production cost, better satisfying the users' requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: CHUN-CHI LIU
  • Bag
    Publication number: 20110317945
    Abstract: A thermoplastic bag may include a sidewall that may have a plurality of first and second ribs formed therein. The first ribs may be longer in length but shorter in height than the second ribs. The second ribs may be arranged in discrete networks that appear superimposed over the first ribs. The second ribs may normally remain in a bent-over configuration. When a force is applied, the second ribs may expand the area of the sidewall so that the bag may easily accommodate large objects. To produce the bag, a thermoplastic web may be directed between opposing first and second rollers. One of the rollers may include ridges that may have first and second segments of differing heights that correspond to the differing heights of the first and second ribs. The formation of the first ribs may increase the width of the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Matthew W. Waldron, Shaun T. Broering, Jason R. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 8083412
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transporting bulk products is shown. At least one example of an apparatus for transporting bulk products as disclosed herein comprises the following: a liner having a top panel, a bottom panel, two sidewalls, a front panel, and a back panel; a first strap, wherein the first strap is partially attached to each of the sidewalls and to the back panel so that the first strap has a first pair of diagonal sections, said first pair of diagonal sections comprising a first diagonal section suspended between a first sidewall and the back panel and a second diagonal section suspended between a second sidewall and the back panel; and a second strap, wherein the second strap is partially attached to each of the sidewalls and to the back panel, wherein at least one overlapping region of the second strap overlaps an overlapping region of the first strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventors: Oswaldo Mino, Pablo Llopez-Miguel
  • Publication number: 20110305409
    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: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: David D. Russell
  • Patent number: 8075188
    Abstract: A liner for use in a bulk container is provided. The liner comprises a first flexible portion, a second flexible portion, a first seal joining the first and second portions, a second seal joining the first and second portions, a third seal joining the first and second portions, and a fourth seal joining the first and second portions. The first portion is a better barrier than the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: CDF Corporation
    Inventors: James Plunkett, Joseph Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8070359
    Abstract: A plastic bag includes a front wall and a rear wall that are joined together to define a containment portion. To facilitate pouring a pourable substance from the containment portion, the plastic bag includes a pour spout. The pour spout includes an aperture that is defined in a lip. The lip can be formed into a channel such that the pourable substance is directed through the aperture. The plastic bag also includes a series of ribs that are formed in the region where the bag is folded to define a bottom end. The ribs reinforce the bottom end without compromising the flexibility of the bottom end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Thunderbird Global Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Nossi Taheri
  • Publication number: 20110280500
    Abstract: The invention relates to a a toy bag that gathers up equally at the edges to contain toys involving many little pieces such as building blocks, etc. and provides a play area when completely extended on the ground. These characteristics are not found in a typical canvas tote bag or toy bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: Scott David Nelson
  • Publication number: 20110270696
    Abstract: A reusable produce and bulk-item shopping system and related business method designed to eliminate the need for using plastic film bags in retail sales of produce and other grocery items sold by weight. Disclosed are a caddy and a plurality of relatively smaller, reusable bags that fit neatly into the caddy. The caddy and bags are preferably sized and shaped to allow close engagement between the caddy and the smaller bags when the caddy and the bags are in the open position and filled. The smaller bags are of uniform weight, and the associated business method teaches several unique methods to easily and properly account for the weight of the bag at the check stand, in order to easily effect a net weight sale of the items in the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Andrea Starn Vincent, William Carlos Leet
  • Patent number: 8047716
    Abstract: A branch type standing pouch which includes a pouch front side member including a pouring-out nozzle backside portion which constitutes a backside of a pouring-out nozzle by being folded back and a pouch body front side portion continuous therewith; a pouch backside member constituting a backside of the pouch body; a pouring-out nozzle front side member; and a bottom member. The pouch front side member, the pouch backside member, the pouring-out nozzle front side member, and the bottom member are respectively formed of plastic film and heat-sealed to each other so that a pouring-out nozzle is formed in a branched manner from a top of a pouch body. In this pouch, two symmetrical nozzle reinforcing areas are formed on both sides of a first protrusion as a result of a provision of the first to fourth protrusions. As a result, the branch type standing pouch in which the pouring-out nozzle can be fixed upright at a time of opening is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Ishizaka, Kazumi Ozawa, Takayuki Aikawa
  • Publication number: 20110255809
    Abstract: A plastic bag with flexible sidewalls defining an interior volume for holding contents includes a reinforcing feature to resist puncture and/or rupture of the bag. The reinforcing feature may include reinforcing the portion of the bag proximate the bottom edge with additional or thicker thermoplastic material. In various embodiments, the reinforcing feature may be a multi-layer strip of plastic material attached along a bottom edge of the bag, either internally or externally, to provide additional material resistant to puncture. The reinforcing feature may be adhesively bonded, heat bonded, or cold bonded to the bag sidewalls. In other embodiments, the sheet material used to produce the bag may be made with varying thicknesses. In addition, methods of manufacturing a bag with such reinforcing features in a high speed automated process are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Edward B. Tucker, David J. Hoying, Matthew W. Waldron, Kyle R. Wilcoxen
  • Patent number: 8038349
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flexible package (1) formed by a wrapped material having a first longitudinal joint (4) comprising two longitudinal edge portions of the wrapped material. The package (1) also has a first and a second transverse joint (5, 6), each comprising a transversal edge portion of the wrapped material. The package (1) comprises a pocket defined by said wrapped material, an openable flap (11) defined by an indication (10) and a label (12) fixed to the openable flap (11) and provided with a tab (14) for opening the package (1) along the indication (10). The package (1) is characterised by a first and a second longitudinal stiffener (3) being formed by said wrapped material and that said label (12) is adhesively fixed to at least one of said first and second longitudinal stiffeners (3). The invention also relates to a method of producing such package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Regath HB
    Inventors: Thomas Andersson, Carl-Olof Norlin
  • Publication number: 20110229063
    Abstract: All bulk bags (FIBC) are formed by U-Panel and Side Panels (if bag is circular design we use Main Body instead of U-Panel and Side Panels), Top and Discharge Spouts, Top Panel and Lifting Loops (Drawing 1/6). On this invention, I used the monofilament fabric instead of normal woven fabric as Top Panel to provide super air permeability. Research has proven that moisture (steam) moves from the bottom up, so the Top Panel will has to function for the moisture to escape. The top fabric being constructed with super air permeability will make the entire bag perform with the breath ability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Jianyi Sun
  • Publication number: 20110182533
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for containing and dispensing a fluid. The apparatus includes a fluid receiving sleeve made of a pliable material having a structural integrity that may be overcome by a weight of a fluid when the fluid is located within the fluid receiving sleeve. A support member comprising a substantially rigid rod, having a structural integrity sufficient to support the pliable material of the fluid receiving sleeve, supports the fluid receiving sleeve along the sidewall of the fluid receiving sleeve when the support member is positioned in an engaged position. A support member coupling couples the fluid receiving sleeve with the support member along the sidewall of the fluid receiving sleeve when the support member is positioned in an engaged position. In this manner the support member maintains the structural integrity of the fluid receiving sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: Edwin Scott
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110164836
    Abstract: A plastic bag includes a body having overlapped first and second layers. The overlapped first and second layers define a receiving space. The body further includes two sides respectively having a first corrugated portion and a second corrugated portion. Each of the first and second corrugated portions includes a layer unit having eight layer sections. Each of the eight layer sections is a portion of one of the first and second layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: YI-MIN CHEN
  • Patent number: 7967161
    Abstract: A shipping container liner system for use in the shipping of bulk flowable products is described. The system comprises a specially adapted shipping container liner that is self-supporting without the need of rear-mounted rigid supportive bars to retain the liner within the shipping container during filling and discharge. The system comprises an arrangement of interior support baffles operating in conjunction with a plurality of exterior anchor straps adapted to distribute the cargo load throughout the length of the liner. A specialized hopper for unloading the bulk material is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventor: Arthur M. Townsend
  • Publication number: 20110142379
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an insert for reinforcement of bags made of plastic film, comprising a star-like plastic part having at least three jaws, wherein the insert is adapted for insertion and heat-sealing at a junction inside a three-dimensional bag where at least three plastic films meet, so that each jaw extends in a direction between two films. The invention also relates to a three dimensional bag incorporating such inserts and a method of producing such a bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
    Inventors: TIEYING JIANG, JEFFREY CARTER
  • Publication number: 20110142378
    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: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Amir Samadijavan, Karl Schmitt, Arpad Tauber, Maria Luca
  • Patent number: 7946764
    Abstract: Expandable bag assemblies and associated methods are disclosed herein. Certain aspects of the invention are directed toward an expandable bag assembly that includes a flexible bag with closed and open ends and collapsible sidewalls disposed between the ends. The assembly beneficially includes an integrated support structure provided with stiffeners and a mechanism for attachment to help hold a mouth of the bag in an open position while filling the bag. The assembly can be compressed for easy packaging and storage and be expanded into a self-supported, open position without memory folds. The assembly is also configured to retract during closure of the open end of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Evergreen Innovation Partners I, LP
    Inventors: Alfred Sulpizio, John Funk, Ian Barclay
  • Publication number: 20110085750
    Abstract: A folding collapsible bag includes a soft collapsible bag body, a first base member and a second base member bilaterally and separately set in and affixed to the bag body for stretching the bottom side of the bag body into a planar shape, a first supporting element and a second supporting element respectively made by bending a resilient wire rod into shape and bilaterally obliquely set in and affixed to the bag body to support the periphery of the bag body in shape, and a set of matching fastening members fastenable to each other to hold the bag body in a collapsed condition when the first base member and the second base member are respectively upwardly biased toward the first supporting element and the second supporting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: WEN-TSAN WANG
  • Publication number: 20110075954
    Abstract: A flexible package has a reclosing function. The package has a first panel and a second panel sealed to each other along their perimeters to form a sealed perimeter surrounding an interior storage space. The sealed perimeter has an upper seal, a bottom seal, a first side seal, and a second side seal opposite the first side seal. The first side seal and the second side seal both connect to the upper seal and the bottom seal. A spout is formed in the sealed perimeter when the package is open along at least a portion of the upper seal. A discharge channel leads from the spout through the upper seal to the interior storage space. A first recess is along the second side seal; and a second recess is along the upper seal opposite the discharge channel from the first recess. The first recess can engage the second recess such that a fold line is formed that intersects the discharge channel to close the discharge channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Vinod KUMAR, Lakshminarayana GIRIDHAR
  • Publication number: 20110069913
    Abstract: A waterproofing device for a mobile apparatus, using a thin coaxial cable or an optical cable and capable of being applied to a portable telephone of bi-directionally openable/closable type. A waterproofing device for a mobile apparatus, adapted to connect housings to each other by a linear member. The waterproofing device is provided with seal members consisting of a rubber-like elastic material and sealing a gap between the housings, and also with a connecting member having opposite ends in the vicinities of which the seal members are integrated. The linear member is passed through the inside of the connecting member to electrically interconnect electronic parts of the housings. The connecting member has a circular tube-like shape consisting of a soft resin material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20110064334
    Abstract: A watertight ready-made or foldable storage bag suitable for preserving and protecting items against flood hazards, preferably has a lower part in the shape of cuboid made of watertight material, and an upper part with an upper edge watertightly sealed. The bag is foldable from a planar form into a suitable shape immediately before use which saves space for large items. For smaller items the bag may be pre-folded, so that the preserved item can be placed therein, and closing the bag watertightly with its upper part. The dimensions of the bag vary depending on those of the item placed within. In an alternative option the lower and upper parts of the bag are separate parts. The lower part ensures complete watertightness of the item from the sides and below, and upon flooding, floatability of the item, while the upper tent part ensures watertightness of the item against precipitation from above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: IDD SOLUTIONS OU
    Inventors: Sven SORMUS, Veljo PEEBU, Raul LUSTI
  • Publication number: 20110049138
    Abstract: An apparatus preferably holds a bag or charcoal briquettes that are useful for filling and heating a barbecue grill. More specifically, the apparatus holds and/or stores a bag of charcoal and is useful for maintaining charcoal briquettes contained therein dry and for easily dispensing the same upon use. The apparatus may be made from a flexible, watertight material and includes a lid over a top opening for easily dispensing the charcoal briquettes therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Lisa Korczak
  • Patent number: RE42311
    Abstract: Apparatus for storing food and for keeping it warm and moist comprising a substantially water impermeable pouch that bounds an insulated food warming chamber, the pouch having opposing substantially coextensive lips capable of being moved apart for providing passage to the warming chamber and for providing a partial vapor lock for inhibiting moisture from building up in the warming chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventor: Richard Rubin