Reinforced Patents (Class 383/119)
  • Publication number: 20030147568
    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: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2003
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventors: Simon P. Edwards, Benjamin A. Gianneschi, Nancy Lu, Joe Hsu
  • Patent number: 6579009
    Abstract: The invention concerns a liner comprising six faces, one of which corresponds to the container door. At least one fabric strip is stitched only over part of the face corresponding to the door and only over part on the inside of two adjacent vertical faces. On the other hand, the intermediate section of the strip are stitch-free and form reserves leaving free the vertical ridges constituting the joint between said adjacent faces and said face corresponding to the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Codefine SA
    Inventor: Piero Schinasi
  • Patent number: 6575629
    Abstract: A collapsible bag comprising a flexible outer skin, defining an interior and a substantially unobstructed opening. Reinforcing material is provided around said opening to define a pocket containing a rigid support, which allows the bag to hydrostabilize when filled with a fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Paper Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: David W. Perkins
  • Publication number: 20030103695
    Abstract: A bulk bag for dense materials includes side panels seamed together to form side walls having first and second ends and at least one end wall secured to the first ends of the side walls with the seams connecting the side panels to form the side walls located at points substantially spaced from the adjacent corners of the end wall. Four baffles extend across the corners of the end wall and are secured to the side panels. One or more additional baffles are secured in the side walls seams and extend entirely 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: December 3, 2002
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Applicant: Super Sack Mfg. Corp.
    Inventor: Craig A. Nickell
  • Patent number: 6565290
    Abstract: A carrier for a pneumatic delivery system includes a bag-shaped body that is fabricated from a flexible material. The carrier includes a sealing plate and a weight disposed at the front of the body and an alignment ring disposed toward the rear of the body. The carrier is adapter to be moved through the ducts of a pneumatic delivery system without becoming stuck in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: H-P Products, Inc.
    Inventor: James F. Smith
  • Patent number: 6565256
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Super Sack Mfg. Corp.
    Inventors: Norwin C. Derby, Craig Alan Nickell
  • Patent number: 6558037
    Abstract: Self-standing bag, including a sack (1) of flexible material and a supporting structure for the sack (1). Said supporting structure for the sack (1) includes two stiffening members (4) of substantially rectangular shape, secured at opposite sides of the lateral wall of the sack (1) by means of at least two fastenings, one close to the bottom of the sack (1) and the other close to its top opening (2). A cover (7) consisting of a substantially tubular fabric member, preferably figured, is secured to the lateral wall of the sack (1) close to said top opening (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Evoluzione S.r.l.
    Inventor: Federico Gonella
  • Patent number: 6550966
    Abstract: A recloseable multibag freezer bag including an inner liner bag and an outer support bag. The inner liner bag is a thermoplastic with a thickness of less than 2 mil and a specified secant modulus, has a mouth through which the interior of the inner liner bag is accessible, and is joined by a mouth seal to the throat of the support bag along the entire length of the mouth of the liner bag substantially enclosing an air space between facing walls of the inner liner bag and outer support bag. The outer support bag is a thermoplastic, and has a mouth and a throat. A recloseable mouth seal is affixed to its mouth to provide recloseable access to the interior of the liner bag through the outer bag while maintaining the enclosed air space between the inner and outer bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson Home Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Zain E. M. Saad, Douglas P. Gundlach, Virginia D. Karul, Roger D. Vrooman, Roger V. McIntosh, Richard Dawkins, David A. Smith, Michael A. Babinec, Linda W. Allison, Claudia J. Gerardo
  • Publication number: 20030068103
    Abstract: A flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) for transferring various type of materials, including industry-based granule materials, fine materials like sugar, flour, comprising baffles sewed to edge region of the FIBCs for preventing bulging formation on lateral surfaces thereof so defining an essential volume and subsidiary volume in the FIBC and said baffles having holes for promoting material transfer between the essential volume and subsidiary volume the development comprising said baffle (3) formed as a net structure having plurality of filaments (4), plurality of net passages (10) between these filaments (4) and connection elements (8) the filaments (4) are attached thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2002
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Applicant: SUNJUT SUNI JUT SANAYI VE TIC. A.S.
    Inventor: Avram Levi
  • Publication number: 20030056473
    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: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventor: Carlos J.D. Matias
  • Patent number: 6536952
    Abstract: An improved structure of a net pocket for a laundry machine comprised of a laundry net pocket, support tubes and connectors. Those support tubes are provided on the inner side of the sewing seam of the net pocket and connectors are provided at where the support tubes are curved to connect the support tubes and provide a cubic space inside the net pocket in helping prevent lint, shrinkage and wrinkle of the laundry to improve a clean washing of the laundry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Inventor: Yun Yun Hsieh
  • Patent number: 6520403
    Abstract: A container for retaining bulk materials for storage and/or transport. The container includes improvements over existing collapsible containers designed for the same purpose. The container of the present invention includes an impervious liner for receiving and retaining within the container bulk materials for which contact with reactive fluids is undesirable. Such bulk materials include, but are not limited to, spent catalysts. The impervious liner is preferably made of a material such as a polypropylene/nylon/polypropylene blend. An additional feature of the present invention is a weather-blocking cover that is adapted to be connected to the walls of a bulk container that may or may not be collapsible. The weather-blocking cover is adapted to seal off upper surfaces and edges of the container so that the container may be stored externally for extended periods without fear that precipitation will seep into the interior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Lapoint Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John H. Lapoint, III
  • Publication number: 20030031388
    Abstract: The flexible, reusable packaging container of the present invention is comprised of a packaging material. The packaging material is comprised of one or more layers of coating disposed on one or more layers of textile substrate. The coating layer may be comprised of a stiffening agent for providing support to the packaging container. The stiffening agent may provide a gas and/or liquid impermeable barrier between the contents of the container and the textile substrate. The stiffening agent may also include chemicals which impart antifungal or antibacterial properties to container. The textile substrate typically provides an aesthetically pleasing feel and appearance to the outside of the packaging container, as well as providing functional attributes such as water repellence, stain resistance, and/or anti-static resistance. The resulting packaging container possesses increased strength, puncture resistance, and resistance to de-lamination over the current paper or plastic packaging containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Kyle G. Gipson, Thomas E. Godfrey, Lila T. Villarreal
  • Publication number: 20030016886
    Abstract: A carrier for a pneumatic delivery system includes a bag-shaped body that is fabricated from a flexible material. The carrier includes a sealing plate and a weight disposed at the front of the body and an alignment ring disposed toward the rear of the body. The carrier is adapter to be moved through the ducts of a pneumatic delivery system without becoming stuck in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Inventor: James F. Smith
  • Publication number: 20030002755
    Abstract: The present invention is a pouch, which is generally flat in shape having two opposite side walls and reinforcing elements. The reinforcing elements enable the pouch to stand up-right.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Applicant: Mars Incorporated
    Inventors: Kech-Meng Kim, Bruce Keen, Don Jurgensen, Tom Collins
  • Publication number: 20020191872
    Abstract: A pouch-like container with faces made of materials having different consistencies and/or characteristics, particularly for solid, granular or fluid products. Conveniently, one of the two faces is produced from a scarcely flexible sheet, while the other face is produced from a much lighter and preferably transparent sheet in order to show the contained product. The low-flexibility face has ribs to preset a deformability and set the final shape that the container will assume. The container is manufactured by coupling, along longitudinal lines (lateral borders) and transverse lines, two sheets which are unwound continuously from two rolls. The tougher sheet is pre-ribbed along lines which force a controlled deformation, forming the container when it is filled with the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Applicant: BP Europak, S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giorgio Trani, Marion Sterner
  • Publication number: 20020191868
    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: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventor: Ebrahim Simhaee
  • Patent number: 6494324
    Abstract: A transportable container for bulk goods and a method for the container are disclosed. The transportable container is formed from a bag having a closed base and an open top. The open top is in a folded over position and a bottom support is located adjacent to the closed base. A particulate material is filled into the bag and an outer wrap is spirally wrapped around the bottom support and the bag such that the outer wrap secures the bag to the bottom support and secures the open top in the folded over position. The method for forming the transportable container includes the steps of securing the open top of the bag in an opened position and supporting a base of the bag. The bag is filled to a predetermined level with a particulate material and while being filled the fill level of the particulate material in the bag is monitored. Simultaneously with filling of the bag, an outer wrap is spirally wrapped around the bag in an upward direction to a predetermined fill level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventors: David C. Ours, Randall L. Cary
  • Patent number: 6491434
    Abstract: A flexible bulk shipping container having supporting side beams positioned vertically about the side wall panel of the container. The side beams are made of a rigid material and act to distribute lateral bulge forces evenly throughout the container to prevent bulging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Inventor: Harold F. Hafer
  • Patent number: 6478157
    Abstract: A bag for storing and dispensing cord includes a sidewall formed from a pliable sheet of material. The sidewall defines an interior compartment having a central portion defined between two ends. In one embodiment, a resilient ring having sufficient stiffness to maintain the interior compartment in an at least partially uncollapsed shape when the bag lays on its side supports the central portion of the interior compartment. A cord is stored within the interior compartment with one end of the cord protruding through an aperture in the closed end and the other end of the cord protruding from the open end of the compartment. In one embodiment, an end cover attached to the sidewall forms the closed end of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Liberty Tool, LLC
    Inventors: Jerome M. Witt, Benjamin R. Groeser, Morse L. Roberts
  • Patent number: 6471402
    Abstract: The present invention 10 discloses stackable bag containers 12 having opposing mating rigid planar elements 14, 15 disposed on the interior of the bags contiguous to the walls of the bag 12 having impressed therein interlocking curvilinear grooves 16, 17 extending across the rigid element 14, 15 and terminating spaced away from the periphery edge 20 of the rigid planar element 14, 15. Bag locking device 26 are provided. Embodiments utilizing corrugated walls 30, circular indentions 32 and cross line indentions are also disclosed along with an embodiment providing a sanitary storage bag for use with a conventional flowable product dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventor: Jeff Burns
  • Patent number: 6471066
    Abstract: The present invention 10 discloses a self-adhering patch 24 for repairing a hole in a garbage bag 12. A first surface patch section 24 is pulled out from a dispenser 26 and separated from the adjacent patch section 28 by tearing across the perforated line 30. A dispenser 26 is shown having a roll of surface patches 24 and a roll of elongated reinforcement strips 42 thereon. A central axle 44 extends longitudinally through the dispenser 26 to allow the two central cylinders 46,48 to rotate independently therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventor: Eric E Downing
  • Publication number: 20020144921
    Abstract: The present invention 10 discloses a self-adhering patch 24 for repairing a hole in a garbage bag 12. A first surface patch section 24 is pulled out from a dispenser 26 and separated from the adjacent patch section 28 by tearing across the perforated line 30. A dispenser 26 is shown having a roll of surface patches 24 and a roll of elongated reinforcement strips 42 thereon. A central axle 44 extends longitudinally through the dispenser 26 to allow the two central cylinders 46,48 to rotate independently therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventor: Eric E. Downing
  • Patent number: 6461041
    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 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Inventor: Ebrahim Simhaee
  • Publication number: 20020110292
    Abstract: A flexible bulk shipping container having supporting side beams positioned vertically about the side wall panel of the container. The side beams are made of a rigid material and act to distribute lateral bulge forces evenly throughout the container to prevent bulging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2002
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Inventor: Harold F. Hafer
  • Publication number: 20020090150
    Abstract: A collapsible container including a plurality of adjacent side panels, each of the side panels having a flexible frame and a web having a perimeter secured to the frame. Each of the side panels has a bottom side, a top side and two lateral sides. Each of the lateral sides of each side panel is attached to the lateral side of an adjacent side panel. A flexible floor panel has a plurality of sides. Each of the floor panel sides is attached to at least one of the side panel bottom sides. A partition panel is pivotally secured to an interior portion of the container. Thus, the container may be temporarily divided into compartments for storing different items, such as, for example, different categories of laundry items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Inventor: Lawrence Peska
  • Patent number: 6415927
    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: November 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: B.A.G. Corp.
    Inventors: Michael George Stone, Craig A. Nickell, Bobby Glenn Brown, Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth
  • Patent number: 6416221
    Abstract: A reclosable thermoplastic bag having an offset fastener. The bag includes first and second sidewalls, each having a top, a bottom and two opposing side edges, the first and second sidewalls being attached together along the respective bottom and side edges; an inwardly folded top pleat positioned across the first sidewall; a reclosable fastener having at least two cooperating closure members, one closure member being positioned proximate to the top of the first sidewall above the pleat, the other closure member being positioned proximate to the top of the second sidewall, such that when the bag is filled and closed, the reclosable fastener is offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson Home Storage, Inc.
    Inventor: William D. Price
  • Patent number: 6416222
    Abstract: A flexible bulk shipping container having supporting side beams positioned vertically about the side wall panel of the container. The side beams are made of a rigid material and act to distribute lateral bulge forces evenly throughout the container to prevent bulging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Inventor: Harold F. Hafer
  • Patent number: 6413597
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a resin bag whereby the peripheral edge of the bag such as a resin air baa is not bulky, the bonding strength is still sufficient, and the productivity is increased, is provided. A first resin sheet 1 and a heat-resisting sheet 3 are overlaid on each other and are disposed in a cavity 13 of a mold 7. The diameter of the heat-resisting sheet 3 is smaller than that of the first resin sheet 1 so that a portion of the sheet 1 is exposed outside the heat-resisting sheet 3. After injecting resin 2′ into the cavity 13 through a sprue bush end 12, the resin 2′is pressed and expanded to mold a second resin sheet 2 and bond the sheet 2 to the sheet 1 at the peripheries thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Takata Corporation
    Inventor: Kinji Hirai
  • Patent number: 6402378
    Abstract: A flexible container and a method for constructing the flexible container. The flexible container is comprised of a bottom and a plurality of side walls projecting from the bottom. The side walls and the bottom define a container space and one baffle connection line extends along each of the side walls. A plurality of baffles are contained within the container space, with each baffle being attached to two adjacent side walls of the container along the baffle connection lines for those side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Inventor: William Shackleton
  • Publication number: 20020067866
    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: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2000
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventors: Marc L. Moor, Jeffrey T. DeBord
  • Patent number: 6394277
    Abstract: A bulk bag comprises eight substantially identical side wall portions each containing a stiffening panel. 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: B.A.G. Corp.
    Inventors: Craig Alan Nickell, Bobby Glenn Brown, Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth
  • Patent number: 6391404
    Abstract: A multilayered film (220) suitable for medical uses is coextruded in a machine direction and comprises a first layer (222) defining a pair of peripheral edges (225,227) extending in a direction parallel to the machine direction. The film has a second layer (224) adhered to the first layer (222). The second layer (224) is positioned within the peripheral edges (225,227) defining a stripe (223).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Larry A. Rosenbaum, Sidney T. Smith, Steven Giovanetto
  • Patent number: 6383537
    Abstract: One or more patches adhered to a bag have a first-patch-overhang-region and a second-patch-overhang-region, wherein at least a portion of said first-patch-overhang-region is adhered to said second-patch-overhang-region. The overhang regions are preferably present on separate patches adhered to the bag. The patches can extend completely around the bag, eliminating uncovered regions, thereby providing protection against puncture by a bone-in meat product packaged within the bag. This “full width patch bag” has been discovered to be particularly beneficial in reducing punctures in the packaging of whole bone-in pork loins. Other bag embodiments without patch overhangs are also disclosed, for solving the bone puncture problem by providing alternative full width patch bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Allen Brady, Richard Dee Reviere, Henry Walker Stockley, III
  • Publication number: 20020048415
    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: December 11, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Inventors: Norwin C. Derby, Craig Alan Nickell
  • Publication number: 20020031284
    Abstract: A mail case system includes facilitates sequence-sorting various types of mail together into individual bags that each represent unique delivery points. The mail case uses multi-bag inserts so that the bags for several stops can be set up quickly for sorting. At the end of the sorting operation, the entire insert may be pulled down from the case as a single unit to maintain the established delivery point sequence. This eliminates the carrier's need to find separation points or to combine selections from multiple sequenced stacks of mail during the delivery operation. This results in a dramatic improvement in delivery efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Inventors: James M. Pippin, Gerald A. Isaacs, Floyd W. Worth
  • Publication number: 20020030055
    Abstract: A storage bag for storage and transport of a material includes an internal layer, an external layer, and an intermediate layer. The internal layer defines an interior space for storing the material and is resistant to interaction with the material. The external layer is perforation resistant. The intermediate layer is positioned between the internal layer and the external layer. Each of the layers is configured as a bag with an opening. An inlet for loading and discharge of the material into and from the interior space is provided and the internal, intermediate, and external layer openings are coupled to the inlet to allow the entrance of material into the interior space. The internal layer includes four sheets of triple layer co-extruded polyethylene. The intermediate layer is a non-woven geotextile and the external layer is a non-woven geotextile of high density polyethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Inventor: Javier Urzua Maturana
  • Publication number: 20020021846
    Abstract: A bulk bag for dense materials includes side panels seamed together to form side walls having first and second ends and at least one end wall secured to the first ends of the side walls with the seams connecting the side panels to form the side walls located at points substantially spaced from the adjacent corners of the end wall. Four baffles extend across the corners of the end wall and are secured to the side panels. One or more additional baffles are secured in the side walls seams and extend entirely 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: October 5, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventor: Craig A. Nickell
  • Publication number: 20020017544
    Abstract: The present invention disclose a sack used in an ordinary sack and a hard type sack selectively according to the existence of a hard case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Publication date: February 14, 2002
    Inventors: Gi-Soo Lee, Eun-Sue Whi
  • Publication number: 20020015539
    Abstract: Self-standing bag, including a sack (1) of flexible material and a supporting structure for the sack (1). Said supporting structure for the sack (1) includes two stiffening members (4) of substantially rectangular shape, secured at opposite sides of the lateral wall of the sack (1) by means of at least two fastenings, one close to the bottom of the sack (1) and the other close to its top opening (2). A cover (7) consisting of a substantially tubular fabric member, preferably figured, is secured to the lateral wall of the sack (1) close to said top opening (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Publication date: February 7, 2002
    Applicant: Evoluzione S.r.l.
    Inventor: Federico Gonella
  • Publication number: 20020008517
    Abstract: An octagon shaped flexible intermediate bulk container is formed from a unitary subassembly comprising alternating stiffening panel receiving pockets and high strength sections. The stiffening panel receiving pockets comprise spaced apart single layer woven panels, and the high strength sections comprise integral structures woven from the same fiber utilized in the fabrication of the single layer woven panels comprising the stiffening panel receiving pockets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Inventors: Norwin C. Derby, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Patent number: 6334710
    Abstract: A self-standing container comprises a tubular main body and a bottom-forming sheet. The main body has upper and lower end portions, which are opened. The bottom-forming sheet is joined to the periphery of the lower end portion by a fusion-bonding so as to form a self-standing container having a flat bottom. Each of the main body and the bottom-forming sheet comprises a laminate film having at least two layers. Each of the at least two layers has a thickness of from 20 &mgr;m to 120 &mgr;m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Raizo Kuge, Yoshiji Moteki
  • Patent number: 6331077
    Abstract: A bulk bag for dense materials includes side panels seamed together to form side walls having first and second ends and at least one end wall secured to the first ends of the side walls with the seams connecting the side panels to form the side walls located at points substantially spaced from the adjacent corners of the end wall. Four baffles extend across the corners of the end wall and are secured to the side panels. One or more additional baffles are secured in the side wall seams and extend entirely across the interior of the bulk bag to maintain the bulk bag in a rectangular cross-sectional configuration when filled with dense materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Super Sack Mfg. Corp.
    Inventor: Craig A. Nickell
  • Patent number: 6328470
    Abstract: A baffle-type bulk bag is reinforced with triangular support members positioned in the triangular corners of the bulk bag to facilitate stacking. The bulk bag may include double layer side walls having support panels received therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: B.A.G. Corp.
    Inventors: Bobby Glenn Brown, Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Craig Alan Nickell
  • Publication number: 20010041023
    Abstract: A baffle-type bulk bag is reinforced with triangular support members positioned in the triangular corners of the bulk bag to facilitate stacking. The bulk bag may include double layer side walls having support panels received therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2001
    Publication date: November 15, 2001
    Applicant: B.A.G. Corp.
    Inventors: Bobby Glenn Brown, Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Craig Alan Nickell
  • Patent number: 6315143
    Abstract: A disposable standing trash bag including a flexible container supported by a foldable frame. The frame includes at least one pair of vertically stacked horizontal hoops and a plurality of vertical supports. The supports are pivotally connected to the hoops and fold radially inwardly when the trash bag is folded. A slider restrains folding of the vertical supports when the trash bag is standing but can be released by turning the frame upside down so that the trash bag can be folded for storage, shipment or reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Inventor: Antionette R. Dotts
  • Publication number: 20010038720
    Abstract: A flexible bulk shipping container having supporting side beams positioned vertically about the side wall panel of the container. The side beams are made of a rigid material and act to distribute lateral bulge forces evenly throughout the container to prevent bulging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Publication date: November 8, 2001
    Inventor: Harold F. Hafer
  • Publication number: 20010038722
    Abstract: The bulk bag comprising a bottom wall, double layer end walls extending upwardly from the bottom wall, double layer side wall portions extending upwardly from the bottom wall and perpendicularly to the end walls, double layer pivotally supported side walls hingedly secured to the side wall portions, stiffening panels received between the double layers of the end walls, the side wall portions, and the pivotally supported side walls, and fasteners for securing the pivotally supported side walls in alignment with the side wall portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2001
    Publication date: November 8, 2001
    Applicant: B.A.G. Corp.
    Inventor: Michael George Stone
  • Patent number: RE37915
    Abstract: A container is assembled from several panels generally comprised of one or more layers of relatively rigid stiffening material (such as corrugated cardboard) sandwiched between two layers of a strong, flexible material, such as woven polypropylene. These panels form four side wall assemblies and, in combination with a flexible bottom panel, form a self-supporting, generally cubic material receiving box. An integral closure assembly, including cover flap, front flap and side flaps, advantageously enable the container to conveniently and safely secure relatively large volumes of dense debris without spillage even when the fully laden container is dropped during handling. The container, when empty, may be collapsed for convenient storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Citizens Bank New Hampshire
    Inventor: John H. Lapoint, III