Reinforced Patents (Class 383/119)
  • Patent number: 7341377
    Abstract: Tank tote bags for storing cylinders such as diving tanks, welding tanks, and medical tanks such as oxygen tanks, in separate compartments that can be arranged in either vertical upright positions or horizontal laid down positions. One bag version has two tanks that can be arranged side-by-side in a bag with a mesh material behind the tanks, an open front and open top, and horizontal and vertical straps for holding the tanks together and separate from one another. Another bag version has three tanks arranged in a triangular arrangement. And another version has five tanks arranged in a triangular configuration. A still another version has four tanks arranged in a stacked two by two arrangement in a bag with a closeable top. The bags can be used in pickup truck beds and boats, homes and garages. The bags can be lightweight and can be easily carried and handled by one hand and later folded into small compact spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventor: John D. Baxter
  • Publication number: 20080056625
    Abstract: Pop-up disposable bag is formed of light-weight disposable bag assembly capable of self erecting and self-standing. It does not require any stakes, poles, ropes or additional supports or frame to support it. The entire bag assembly is flexible and can be folded to a compact form for packaging and sale and can easily be opened into a self-standing position by removing the retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: MarketMinds LLC
    Inventors: John William Stanton, Ronald Ghee Jin Ong
  • Patent number: 7338691
    Abstract: A cook-in bag having a patch adhered thereto provides is designed for cook-in of bone-in meat products. The patch is adhered to the bag with an adhesive capable of withstanding cook-in conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin D. Pollok, H. Walker Stockley, III, Jay B. Wilson
  • Patent number: 7334941
    Abstract: An apparatus for washing items comprises a generally cylindrical mesh housing; a first wall and a second wall, said first wall and said second wall being positioned within said housing so as to define first, second and third compartments in said housing; an opening in each of said compartments through which an item to be washed can be placed in or removed from a respective compartment; and a closure device for closing said compartments to retain said items in said compartments when said items are being washed. The first wall and said second wall may each comprise an endless pocket and a stiffener disposed within said pocket. A polymer loop may be used to stiffen said first wall and said second wall. A method of using the apparatus to wash various items, including those of delicate fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Innovative Home Creations Ltd.
    Inventor: David S Fenster
  • Patent number: 7322748
    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: September 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Inventor: Richard Rubin
  • Publication number: 20070280565
    Abstract: A reservoir system for preserving the chemical stability and, therefore, the flavor of fluids is disclosed. The reservoir system can include a bag having a lining around a reservoir. The reservoir can have a reservoir port. The reservoir system can have a screw cap with a port for receiving a nozzle. The screw cap can be attached to the reservoir port. The nozzle can sealably attach to the cap. The nozzle can also sealably attach to a hose. The reservoir port and reservoir can be configured to maximize drainage of the reservoir, for example when the reservoir is turned reservoir port-side-down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Applicant: HYDRAPAK, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Lyon, Samuel M. Lopez, Robert H. J. Miros
  • Publication number: 20070269145
    Abstract: A bulk bag liner comprising a sidewall forming an enclosure having at least one relief valve mounted in the sidewall thereof for expelling excess gas from within the enclosure so as to prevent elevated pressure within the enclosure and reduce the chance that the liner will rupture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventor: Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth
  • Patent number: 7255903
    Abstract: A patch bag has a heat-shrinkable patch adhered to a heat-shrinkable bag. The patch comprises an ethylene/alpha-olefin copolymer having a density greater than about 0.915 g/cm3, this copolymer being present in the patch in an amount of at least about 5 percent, based on a total patch weight. The patch also comprises a heterogeneous ethylene/alpha-olefin copolymer having a density of less than about 0.915 g/cm3, which is also present in the patch in an amount of at least about 5 percent, based on total patch weight. In addition, the two ethylene/alpha-olefin copolymers make up at least 70 percent of the total patch weight. VLDPE is a preferred heterogeneous ethylene/alpha-olefin less than 0.915 g/cc, and LLDPE is a preferred ethylene/alpha-olefin greater than 0.915 g/cc. The patch film can be selected to exhibit a total free shrink and/or bone-puncture resistance which is higher than either VLDPE or LLDPE alone. The patch film can be selected to exhibit Standard Rib Drop Test results (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly Ann Mudar, Ram Kumar Ramesh
  • Patent number: 7235273
    Abstract: The present invention 10 discloses an infusion bag 18 having means for selectively inserting any desired dry beverage material 16. The disposable infusion bag 18 has spaced apart reinforced elements 20 fixedly attached to the bag material with a string 22 passing through the elements in predetermined positions whereby pressure applied to the distal ends of the string causes the top corners 30 to fold forward engaging the bag whereupon the remaining triangular center element folds over covering the previously folded corners preventing any of the inserted material from escaping. The bag 18 may be reusable by unfolding the bag, discarding the used contents, replacing with fresh material and refolding the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Inventor: Andrea Ruston
  • Patent number: 7195397
    Abstract: A bulk bag comprises a side wall formed from woven polypropylene fabric and comprising a cylindrical configuration. Long, narrow, strips of polypropylene fabric is sewn to the side wall panels at spaced apart locations to define pockets which receive support members. Alternatively, the pockets may be formed by gathering the fabric of the side wall to define the pocket and securing the gathered material in place by sewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: B.A.G. Corp.
    Inventors: Robert R. Williamson, Joe Ronald Richardson, Jr., Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Patent number: 7163340
    Abstract: A folding bag has a generally rectangular parallelepiped shape with rigid lateral front and backsides and a flexible bottom panel with a diagonal slit that enables folding of the bag into a compact flat configuration. A rigid folding panel is provided on the inside of the bag to enable maintenance of the bottom side in a generally fixed configuration and to maintain the shape of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Travel Caddy, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Godshaw, Andrejz M. Redzisz
  • Patent number: 7156555
    Abstract: A bulk bag comprising a bottom wall and at least one side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall is provided with at least one pocket secured to the exterior of the side wall and extending substantially vertically. The pocket receives a support member which maintains the side wall of the bulk bag in an upright, open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: B.A.G. Corp.
    Inventors: Joe Ronald Richardson, Jr., Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Patent number: 7090399
    Abstract: A rectangular parallelepiped carrying case is fabricated from a fabric or other flexible material and includes at least three wire rod reinforcement members extending between lateral sides of the carrying case generally adjacent at least two of the top peripheral edges forming the carrying case. The wire rods are retained by an extra layer of fabric which effectively encapsulates the wire rods or rigid members that extend between opposite lateral sides of the carrying case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Travel Caddy, Inc. D/B/A Travelon
    Inventors: Donald E. Godshaw, Andrejz M. Redzisz
  • Patent number: 7086781
    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: October 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: B.A.G. Corp.
    Inventors: Joe Ronald Richardson, Jr., Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Patent number: 7048125
    Abstract: A patch bag comprises a lay-flat bag having a patch adhered thereto. The bag has an open top, a closed bottom, and first and second closed sides. The bag is made from a bag film having an inside surface which is sealed to itself. The bag film includes a seal impression on its outside surface. The patch is made from a patch film which is adhered to the outside surface of the bag film. The patch covers at least a portion of the seal impression on the outside surface of the bag film. The patch has a smooth, unimpressed outer surface over the seal impression on the bag film. A process for making the patch bag comprises sealing the bag film to itself and thereafter adhering the patch to the bag, with the patch being adhered over the seal impression on the bag film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Mize, H. Walker Stockley, James L. Rowray
  • Patent number: 7018098
    Abstract: A bulk bag comprising a bottom wall and at least one side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall is provided with at least one pocket secured to the exterior of the side wall and extending substantially vertically. The pocket receives a support member which maintains the side wall of the bulk bag in an upright, open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: B.A.G. Corp.
    Inventors: Joe Ronald Richardson, Jr., Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Patent number: 6935500
    Abstract: An improved fabric bulk bag with pallet combination, of the type having wall portions, a top portion, and a floor portion, all defining a space for storing bulk therein, and in a first embodiment providing a pair of channels, substantially parallel in relation, secured along the outer surface of the floor portion, each channel having two open ends; a substantially elongated rigid support member insertable into each channel, for receiving the tines of a forklift, while providing a stable pallet foundation for the bag when the bag is positioned atop another filled bag. A bulk containing portion of the floor of the bag extending between the two support members when the bag has sufficient bulk, so that the portion filled with bulk defines a continuous support surface between the two support members and together define a continuous support across the floor of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventor: Daniel R. Schnaars
  • Patent number: 6935508
    Abstract: A bulk bag comprises eight substantially identical side wall portions and eight stiffening panels. A bottom wall is connected to the bottom edges of the side wall portions and may be provided with a discharge port. Alternatively, a discharge port may be provided in one of the side wall portions. The bulk bag may be provided with a top wall which may be either openable or secured in place. A pallet and/or lift loops may be provided for transporting the bulk bag and the contents thereof. Belly bands extend around the periphery of the side wall comprising the side wall portions for reinforcing the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: B.A.G. Corp.
    Inventors: Michael George Stone, Craig A. Nickell, Bobby Glenn Brown, Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth
  • Patent number: 6921204
    Abstract: An internal brace for use in association with a flexible container having at least one wall defining an inner cavity. The internal brace comprises a body and an attachment assembly. The body includes a first surface, a second surface, opposite the first surface and opposing ends. The attachment assembly is associated with the opposing ends of the body. The attachment assembly facilitates the attachment of the opposing ends of the body to the at least one wall within the inner cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Scholle Corporation
    Inventors: Simon P. Edwards, Benjamin A. Gianneschi, Nancy Lu, Joe Hsu
  • Patent number: 6921201
    Abstract: A bulk bag comprising a bottom wall and at least one side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall is provided with at least one pocket secured to the exterior of the side wall and extending substantially vertically. The pocket receives a support member which maintains the side wall of the bulk bag in an upright, open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: B.A.G. Corp.
    Inventors: Joe Ronald Richardson, Jr., Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Patent number: 6918699
    Abstract: A tubular sleeve is shaped with a pair of opposing faces, a pair of opposing side walls, and a lowermost terminal edge. Double gussets are simultaneously formed on each opposing side walls of the shaped sleeve inward between the pair of opposing faces of the shaped sleeve and defining substantially square corners at intersection of the longitudinal ribs of the shaped sleeve and the lowermost terminal edge of the shaped sleeve. The square corners of the shaped sleeve are relieved and removed to form a flat bottom. A pair of handles are unitarily formed and integral with the frontal faces extending over the open top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Inventor: Violet Hanson
  • Patent number: 6908422
    Abstract: A reclosable packaging bag comprises a main bag body having an opening portion and at least one heat-sealed portion; and a linear fastener provided on the opening portion of the main bag body. The linear fastener is provided along the opening portion of the main bag body by an insert injection molding so as not to extend to the heat-sealed portions. A method for manufacturing the bag comprises the three steps. First, the first and second linear fastening members are formed on a prescribed position of a sheet of film material by an insert injection molding so as to be spaced from each other. These fastening members are engageable with each other to form a linear fastener. Second, the sheet of film material is folded in two so that the fastening members can engage with each other. Third, each of opposite portions of the sheet of film material thus folded is heat-sealed to form side heat-sealed portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignees: Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd., Lipton, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Tooru Ichikawa, Kazunori Fujino, Raizo Kuge, Masahiro Ito, Graham Houlder, Hirokazu Suzuki, John S. K. Cheah
  • Patent number: 6880685
    Abstract: A light-weight side gusset for a bag includes a formed composite frame having a peripheral raised region and a depressed central region. An opening through the depressed central region forms a relatively narrow border portion around the inner periphery of the raised region. A central panel corresponding in configuration to the outline of the depressed region is attached to the border portion of the depressed region to cover the opening therethrough. The composite frame is made up of a moldable substrate, e.g. ethyl vinyl acetate foam, an outer layer wear-resistant material, e.g., high-denier nylon or poly/nylon combination, and, preferably, an inner adherent layer, e.g., the loop half of a hook-and-loop fabric. Methods of manufacturing the composite frame, a gusset including such frame, and a bag including such gusset are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Tumi, Inc.
    Inventors: Timm J. Fenton, Paul V. Scicluna, Dick H. Powell
  • Patent number: 6842955
    Abstract: A liquid storage tank and a method of fabricating and testing the liquid storage tank. The tank is collapsible for ease of transportation when not holding a liquid and includes a base portion and a top portion. The base portion has a bottom wall and a frusto-conical sidewall that is sealed to the bottom wall. The top portion is sealed to the sidewall, and has a flexible opening. The opening is linear in the preferred embodiment and is openable to draw liquid from the tank and closable to prevent contaminants from entering the tank. The bottom wall is substantially circular and the top portion includes two substantially semi-circular sections joined and overlapped along the straight edges to form an overlapped region. The sidewall includes generally triangular-shaped sections, and the sections are joined to one another with seams that extend in a slightly helical fashion about the tank. The opening includes a slit in the overlapped region and two L-shaped members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: GTA Containers, Inc.
    Inventors: Yatish J. Joshi, Larry J. Costa, Louise E. Addicott
  • Publication number: 20040264815
    Abstract: A laundry device for protecting underwire brassieres includes a water permeable enclosure having a rigid frame for restricting torsional movement of the enclosure and the clothing contained therein during laundering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventor: Laureen Gibeau
  • Publication number: 20040264814
    Abstract: A bulk bag includes a side wall, a bottom wall, and plurality of vertically extending pockets secured to the side wall and positioned at equally spaced locations around the periphery thereof. The pockets receive support members comprising hollow tubes which receive positioning cups at the lower ends thereof to facilitate the stacking of bulk bags one upon another. Spaced, parallel forklift tine receiving tunnels are located beneath the bottom wall and are secured either adhesively or by means of projections formed in the structure of the tunnels at spaced apart locations along the lengths thereof. The forklift tine receiving tunnels have either semicircular or inverted V-shaped cross sectional configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Joe Ronald Richardson, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Publication number: 20040258331
    Abstract: A rectangular parallelepiped carrying case is fabricated from a fabric or other flexible material and includes at least three wire rod reinforcement members extending between lateral sides of the carrying case generally adjacent at least two of the top peripheral edges forming the carrying case. The wire rods are retained by an extra layer of fabric which effectively encapsulates the wire rods or rigid members that extend between opposite lateral sides of the carrying case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Applicant: Travel Caddy, Inc. d/b/a Travelon
    Inventors: Donald E. Godshaw, Andrezj M. Redzisz
  • Publication number: 20040228547
    Abstract: A multiwall bag having a slider zipper and fin combination and methods of forming same are provided. The multiwall bag, for example, can include a tube body. A combination fin member, zipper track, and zipper block can be connected to an end of the tube body. The other end of the tube body can be filled with product so that the combination fin member, zipper track, and zipper block operate as a constructive bottom during filling. Then, the end of the tube body through which product is filled can be closed and sealed to provide a bag filled with product. The method can include forming a tube body and connecting a combination fin member, zipper track, and zipper block to the bag seal zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventors: Mark Hartzell, Alfred A. McLellan, Sarajane Johnson, Roseann Woodham-Grant, Lesley M. Millslagle, Mary K. Cash
  • Publication number: 20040223668
    Abstract: A plurality of supports for supporting flexible walls of motorcycle saddlebags including panels shaped to conform to front, rear, side, bottom and top walls of a motorcycle saddlebag. In one embodiment, a single resilient member extends along the front, bottom and rear wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventor: Steve Walter
  • Publication number: 20040184679
    Abstract: A bulk bag comprises a side wall formed from woven polypropylene fabric and comprising a cylindrical configuration. Long, narrow, strips of polypropylene fabric is sewn to the side wall panels at spaced apart locations to define pockets which receive a support members. Alternatively, the pockets may be formed by gathering the fabric of the side wall to define the pocket and securing the gathered material in place by sewing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Robert R. Williamson, Joe Ronald Richardson, Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Patent number: 6783277
    Abstract: A standup bags made of a flexible material and methods of producing these standup bags. In particular, the standup bags have at least one substantially flat surface which is free of seams and folds. When the bag is filled with a flowable substance, the pressure exerted by the fluid upon the flat surfaces allows the bag to be self-standing. Additionally, the standup includes at least one contour structure that defines the geometry of the bag and also contributes to the standup bag's ability to be self-standing when even partially filled with a flowable substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Scholle Corporation
    Inventors: Simon P. Edwards, Benjamin A. Gianneschi, Nancy Lu, Joe Hsu
  • Publication number: 20040151404
    Abstract: A bulk bag comprising a bottom wall and at least one side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall is provided with at least one pocket secured to the exterior of the side wall and extending substantially vertically. The pocket receives a support member which maintains the side wall of the bulk bag in an upright, open configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: Joe Ronald Richardson, Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Patent number: 6767317
    Abstract: A plastic T-shirt bag comprises an extruded plastic tubular form having side gussets and a seal line at the bottom of the bag. The junctions of the inner folds of the gussets and the seal line are the weakest areas of the bottom of the bag. A reinforcement tape extends across both weakened areas and takes up the forces applied to them when the bag is loaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Inventor: Ebrahim Simhaee
  • Publication number: 20040118735
    Abstract: A patch bag comprises a lay-flat bag having a patch adhered thereto. The bag has an open top, a closed bottom, and first and second closed sides. The bag is made from a bag film having an inside surface which is sealed to itself. The bag film includes a seal impression on its outside surface. The patch is made from a patch film which is adhered to the outside surface of the bag film. The patch covers at least a portion of the seal impression on the outside surface of the bag film. The patch has a smooth, unimpressed outer surface over the seal impression on the bag film. A process for making the patch bag comprises sealing the bag film to itself and thereafter adhering the patch to the bag, with the patch being adhered over the seal impression on the bag film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: James A. Mize, H. Walker Stockley, James L. Rowray
  • Patent number: 6742930
    Abstract: A flexible container for liquids including an outer shell, an inner liner and an intermediate structure in which the intermediate liner is coupled to the outer shell to maintain a cross-sectional profile and the volume of the inner liner is greater than the enclosed volume of the intermediate structure. Liquids are loaded into a flexible container wherein the container is lifted by straps so that the container hangs freely, the container is filled with the liquid, the filling tube is sealed, the sealed tube is placed between the outer shell and stabilizing straps on the outside surface of the outer shell and the flexible container is then rested on a surface, trapping the filling tube between the outside surface and strap so that the container is securely sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Inventor: Carlos J. D. Matias
  • Publication number: 20040101216
    Abstract: A packaging bag comprises a main bag body and a framework member. The main bag body is made of plastic film material through a main bag body formation process. The main bag body has an opening and a plurality of heat sealed portions. The framework member is disposed in the main bag body. The framework member is joined to the main bag body prior to completion of the main bag body formation process. The framework member is foldable/unfoldable together with the main bag body, to enable the framework member and the main bag body to be shifted between a generally flat collapsed state and an expanded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2003
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Applicant: Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tooru Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 6739754
    Abstract: A pouch for receiving loose items comprising a body having an outer surface and an inner cavity and a cord located on the outer surface for trapping loose items between the cord and the outer surface. The pouch further includes a stiffening element extending substantially about the perimeter of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Marc L. Moor, Jeffrey T. DeBord
  • Patent number: 6739753
    Abstract: A bulk bag comprising a bottom wall and at least one side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall is provided with at least one pocket secured to the exterior of the side wall and extending substantially vertically. The pocket receives a support member which maintains the side wall of the bulk bag in an upright, open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: B.A.G. Corporation
    Inventors: Joe Ronald Richardson, Jr., Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Publication number: 20040081374
    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: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: Joe Ronald Richardson, Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Patent number: 6695189
    Abstract: A belt-attached accessory pocket for containing articles, such as a personal communication device, has a rectangular portion and is made from flexible fabric. It has front and rear surfaces, an open upper edge, and sealed lower, leading and trailing edges. A reinforcing panel of durable material, such as leather, encloses the leading edge and adjacent portions of the front and rear surfaces and resists damage due to abrasion. The panel preferably has a holster shape. The upper edge of the panel is substantially coextensive with the upper edge of the accessory pocket and includes a flap that releasably closes the open upper edge. The pocket may further include a separate, inner cell phone pocket affixed to the fabric. The pocket may also include a pair of leather thongs to be tied around the leg of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventor: Michael Dolas
  • Patent number: 6688471
    Abstract: A bulk bag comprises eight substantially identical side wall portions and eight stiffening panels. A bottom wall is connected to the bottom edges of the side wall portions and may be provided with a discharge port. Alternatively, a discharge port may be provided in one of the side wall portions. The bulk bag may be provided with a top wall which may be either openable or secured in place. A pallet and/or lift loops may be provided for transporting the bulk bag and the contents thereof. Belly bands extend around the periphery of the side wall comprising the side wall portions for reinforcing the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: B.A.G. Corp.
    Inventors: Michael George Stone, Craig A. Nickell, Bobby Glenn Brown, Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth
  • Publication number: 20040013325
    Abstract: A bag for containing flowable materials, having a front panel, a rear panel coextensive with the front panel, and a pair of folded gussets. Each of the gussets has front and rear gusset layers joined at a central crease and a pair of outer gusset edges joined continuously along and to side edges of the front and rear panels. The bag has a bottom closure and at its initially open top portion, the front and rear gusset layers are joined to the respective front and rear panels along lines spaced from or adjacent to the joined side edges of the respective front and rear gusset layers and front and rear panels, to provide stiffened, fastened layer corner portions in the top portion of the open bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Inventor: Gavin Cook
  • Publication number: 20040005100
    Abstract: A dry food pouch is made from a laminate having a plurality of plies made from a flexible material and secured together by an adhesive. The laminate further includes at least one elongated strip of an expandable polymer material applied to a surface of one of the laminate plies. The pouch includes panels secured to each other to define a storage compartment. The pouch further includes reinforcing members that are formed by the elongated strips of expandable polymer material when they are activated to expand and harden.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventor: Robert Thor Versluys
  • Publication number: 20030235349
    Abstract: A bulk bag comprising a bottom wall and at least one side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall is provided with at least one pocket secured to the exterior of the side wall and extending substantially vertically. The pocket receives a support member which maintains the side wall of the bulk bag in an upright, open configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventors: Joe Ronald Ricahrdson, Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Publication number: 20030235350
    Abstract: A bulk bag comprising a bottom wall and at least one side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall is provided with at least one pocket secured to the exterior of the side wall and extending substantially vertically. The pocket receives a support member which maintains the side wall of the bulk bag in an upright, open configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventors: Joe Ronald Richardson, Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Patent number: 6658760
    Abstract: A flexible container in the form of a bag is described for use in a non-immersion dry cleaning process. Bag walls that are appropriately stiff and slick are preferred (preferred Kawabata Evaluation System stiffness and surface friction values are given), as are bag designs that are inherently three-dimensional and self-supporting. A preferred embodiment is a tetrahedral bag having a slick polymeric coating on the interior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Randolph S. Kohlman, Allan W. Smith, Thomas E. Godfrey, Charles E. Willbanks, Allen M. Smith
  • Patent number: 6652933
    Abstract: A flexible insulated pouch. The flexible insulated pouch includes a pouch having multiple plies of closed cell polypropylene foam. The pouch is surrounded by a film bag made of material which acts as a moisture and oxygen barrier. The film bag is joined to one side of the pouch by a heat seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Alpine Packaging Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher E. Hall
  • Patent number: 6648507
    Abstract: A liquid storage tank and a method of fabricating and testing the liquid storage tank. The tank is collapsible for ease of transportation when not holding a liquid and includes a base portion and a top portion. The base portion has a bottom wall and a frusto-conical sidewall that is sealed to the bottom wall. The top portion is sealed to the sidewall, and has a flexible opening. The opening is linear in the preferred embodiment and is openable to draw liquid from the tank and closable to prevent contaminants from entering the tank. The bottom wall is substantially circular and the top portion includes two substantially semi-circular sections joined and overlapped along the straight edges to form an overlapped region. The sidewall includes generally triangular shaped sections, and the sections are joined to one another with seams that extend in a slightly helical fashion about the tank. The opening includes a slit in the overlapped region and two L-shaped members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: GTA Containers, Inc.
    Inventors: Yatish J. Joshi, Larry J. Costa, Louise E. Addicott
  • Publication number: 20030194159
    Abstract: A bulk bag for dense materials includes side walls seamed together end-to-end to form a rectangular enclosure and at least a bottom wall secured to the lower ends of the side walls. Baffles are secured in the side wall seams and extend diagonally across the interior of the bulk bag to maintain the bulk bag in a rectangular cross sectional configuration when filled with dense materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Applicant: Super Sack Mfg. Corp.
    Inventors: Norwin C. Derby, Craig Alan Nickell
  • Patent number: 6604630
    Abstract: A carrying case is dimensioned to present a lightweight ultrasound device and one or more accessory products in an organized fashion, to a physician to reduce set up time for diagnostic examinations. The carrying case having a handle and at least one fastener for securing the carrying case in a closed configuration. The carry case comprising at least one instrument panel, the instrument panel having a top side edge and a bottom edge, and having a plurality of harnesses for the secure positioning of a lightweight ultrasound device, a data recording device and at least one transducer, the instrument panel being substantially inflexible, a first accessory panel being flexibly connected to the top edge of the instrument panel such that the first accessory panel may be folded over the instrument panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Sonosite, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan S. Cabatic, Stephanie Barnes, Steven Bunce, Patrick Martin, Bricin Epps, Carol Perron