End Structure (e.g. Bottom) Patents (Class 383/121)
  • Patent number: 10040615
    Abstract: A storage bag includes first and second sidewalls having a top edge, a top portion, and a bottom portion. The bottom portion of the first sidewall includes at least one shift region about which the bag is capable of shifting. The shift region includes a score line, an indentation, or a crimp formed into the first sidewall. The top portions of the sidewalls include a cuff region includes a textured patterned band to provide a visual cue to a user as to where to fold and to cuff the bag. The bag shifts between (i) a flat configuration with the sidewalls positioned adjacent to each other, and (ii) a stand-up configuration with the sidewalls separated from each other. In the stand-up configuration, the bag has a substantially flat base. The cuff region can be shifted to a cuffed position with the cuff region forming the opening to the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Porchia, Keegan E. Burggren, Brian C. Dais
  • Patent number: 9925443
    Abstract: A throw weight includes a handle and a bag rotatably associated with the handle. The bag is designed to hold a weight which can be interchanged with other weights. The bag and handle are particularly constructed and oriented relative to one another for the purpose of correctly stabilizing the weight and to facilitate ease of throwing. The bag may include an opening at an end of the bag opposite the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hadar MFG, Inc.
    Inventor: Seth Ashley Roberson
  • Patent number: 9873552
    Abstract: A fabric bulk bag and a method for constructing the same, the bag including a continuous sidewall, a top portion, and a bottom, all defining a bulk storage space therein; the bottom further comprising eight sides which define an octagonal shape having an enlarged footprint so that the bag wall is sewn to the bottom in less time than a round shaped bag, yet when filled stands more upright with less tendency to lean than the current square shaped bags thereby providing a safer more dependable stacking bulk bag. In the method of producing the fabric bulk bag, the bag is constructed in less time than the prior art round bottom bags, uses less wall fabric than prior art square bottomed bags and when constructed and filled, supports itself more stable on a floor or pallet because it provides substantially more base for the product to rest on. In other embodiments, the bag would be multi-sided with greater than four sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ameriglobe, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel R. Schnaars
  • Patent number: 9776781
    Abstract: A storage bag includes first and second sidewalls each having a top edge, a top portion, and a bottom portion. The bottom portion of the first sidewall includes at least one shift region about which the bag is capable of shifting. The shift region includes a score line, an indentation, or a crimp formed into the first sidewall. The top portions of the sidewalls include a cuff line about which the bag is capable of shifting. The bag shifts between (i) a flat configuration with the sidewalls positioned adjacent to each other, and (ii) a stand-up configuration with the sidewalls separated from each other. In the stand-up configuration, the bag has a substantially flat base. The bag also can be shifted to a cuffed position with the bag being folded over the cuff line of each of the sidewalls such that the cuff region forms an opening to the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Porchia, Keegan E. Burggren, Brian C. Dais
  • Patent number: 9637277
    Abstract: A storage bag includes a first sidewall having a top edge and a bottom edge, and a plurality of shift regions about which the bag is capable of shifting. At least one of the shift regions includes one of a score line, an indentation, and a crimp formed into the first sidewall, and extends a distance along the first sidewall starting from near the bottom edge of the first sidewall. A second sidewall is connected to the first sidewall so as to form an interior of the bag with an opening to the interior and having a top edge and a bottom edge. At least one of the shift regions of the first and second sidewalls extends across and intersects with another of the shift regions of the first and second sidewalls, to facilitate shifting of the bag. The bag shifts between a flat configuration, and a stand-up configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Porchia, Keegan E. Burggren, Brian C. Dais
  • Patent number: 9630760
    Abstract: A storage bag includes first and second sidewalls each having a top edge, a top portion, and a bottom portion. The bottom portions of the sidewalls include at least one shift region about which the bag is capable of shifting. The shift region includes a score line, an indentation, or a crimp formed into the first sidewall. The top portions of the sidewalls include a cuff line about which the bag is capable of shifting. The bag shifts (a) between (i) a flat configuration with the sidewalls positioned adjacent to each other, and (ii) a stand-up configuration with the sidewalls separated from each other. In the stand-up configuration, the bag has a substantially flat base. The bag also can be shifted to a cuffed position with the bag being folded over the cuff line of each of the sidewalls such that the cuff region forms an opening to the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Porchia, Keegan E. Burggren, Brian C. Dais
  • Patent number: 9385044
    Abstract: An integrated circuit containing metal replacement gates may be formed by forming a CMP stop layer over sacrificial gates, and forming a dielectric fill layer over the CMP stop layer. Dielectric material from the dielectric fill layer is removed from over the sacrificial gates using a CMP process which exposes the CMP stop layer over the sacrificial gates but does not expose the sacrificial gates. The CMP stop layer is removed from over the sacrificial gates using a plasma etch process. In one version, the plasma etch process may be selective to the CMP stop layer. In another version, the plasma etch process may be a non-selective etch process. After the sacrificial gates are exposed by the plasma etch process, the sacrificial gates are removed and the metal replacement gates are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Tom Lii
  • Patent number: 9205957
    Abstract: A method for the production of sacks from tubular pieces which include plastic material includes at least at one end area, laying a bottom rectangle around a fold line to form triangular pockets, with the bottom rectangle including flaps, folding back parts of the flaps of the bottom rectangle, and applying and connecting a bottom cover sheet at least to areas of the flaps of the bottom rectangle and/or to areas of the triangular pockets. The bottom rectangle includes at least in part an air-permeable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: WINDMOELLER & HOELSCHER KG
    Inventor: Uwe Koehn
  • Patent number: 9051754
    Abstract: A collapsible shelter anchor can include a container including an opening reinforced about at least a portion of its periphery, a sidewall, and a bottom wall attached to the sidewall. The container can be filled with a material to an adjustable weight level. A coupling mechanism can connect the collapsible shelter anchor to a truss section of a collapsible shelter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Go Papa, LLLP
    Inventors: Steven E. Mallookis, Steven B. Mallookis
  • Patent number: 8939642
    Abstract: A pouch includes a seamless body having a first end and a second end opposite to the first end, with a substantially flat, planar base at the first end. First and second opposing walls extend upwardly from the planar base to form an elongate mouth at the second end. Each of the opposing walls includes an upper wall portion and a lower wall portion. The upper wall portions extend to the elongate mouth and the lower wall portions extend to the planar base. The first and second opposing walls have a varying thickness. An elongate closure mechanism, adjacent to the elongate mouth, provides a resealable closure for the pouch. The seamless body stands independently in an upright position upon the planar base when the body is in an expanded position. The pouch, being both flexible and collapsible, can be folded into a substantially flat condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Ackerman, Anne C. Moser, Daniel Perez, Abby Sturges
  • Patent number: 8931242
    Abstract: A gift wrapping system, for use in wrapping a gift, contained within gift packaging having a top and bottom, using a wrapping device having a main part and a closure plate having a central opening. The main part is made of a highly stretchable material formed into a tube having an open end and a closed end. The gift packaging is inserted into the main part through the open end, and the gift is pushed downwardly toward the closed end as the open end is pulled upwardly. Once the bottom of the gift packaging is against the closed end and the open end is pulled above the top of the gift packaging, the open end above the top is grabbed as a tail, which is pulled upwardly through the central opening of the closure plate as the closure plate is pushed downwardly against the top of the gift packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Louis Sardo
  • Publication number: 20140376831
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a flexible container including a body, a base including an emptying spout and a cover including a filling spout, includes: cutting, from a sheet of flexible material, four main panels of the body and the base and four cover panels, each main panel having a square or rectangular shape having four sides, the bottom side being extended by an approximately trapezoidal extension, whose end towards the bottom is extended by a tab, the extension and tab forming the base and emptying spout, each cover panel having a substantially trapezoidal shape with a base towards the bottom and whose end towards the top is extended by a tongue forming the filling spout; forming a fold in each main panel along the top side; fixing the fold to form at least one loop per main panel; assembling and securing together the four main panels and four cover panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Jacques Basconnet
  • Patent number: 8882737
    Abstract: A self standing bag having two side wall sheets and a bottom sheet. To flatten the bag, the bottom sheet is sandwiched between the two side wall sheets and symmetrically folded along a line parallel to its bottom edge, separating the bag into a four-layer part and a two-layer part. In the two-layer part, the bag includes first sloped sealing lines extending between a first two points on the top edges of the side wall sheets and spaced from the vertical side wall edges by a first distance, to a second two points spaced from the vertical edges of the side wall sheets by a second distance less than the first distance. The four-layer part includes second sloped sealing lines extending between the second two points and a third two points on the bottom edges of the side wall sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Graf, Paul Gastauer, Philippe Laffay, Francois Dumont D'Ayot, Pascal Lengrand, Bertrand Thibault
  • Publication number: 20140263370
    Abstract: A semen container fitted with a specialized tip includes a substantially hollow body having a sealable first end adapted for the introduction of biological fluids such as semen and a second end having a nozzle molded thereto. The nozzle terminates in a removable tip that is anchored to the container by way of a tab such that after dispensing the biological liquid from the container the tip and the container may be disposed of simultaneously thereby reducing or eliminating the need to separately collect the removed tips from the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL PLASTICS CORP.
    Inventors: DARIN R. KUHLOW, JUDY A. MORRIS
  • Patent number: 8834024
    Abstract: A self-standing bag (1) including a barrel portion (10) having a front surface portion (11) and a back surface portion (12); and a bottom portion (20) formed by a bottom member folded in half, wherein each side edge of the bottom member is folded back at edges (14, 15) of the barrel portion (10), each side edge area of the bottom member is attached on an inner surface of the back surface portion (12) of the barrel portion (10), the entire circumference of a lower end of barrel portion (10) is adhered to a lower end (10c) of the barrel portion (10), and the attachment of the side edges of the bottom member to the inner surface of the barrel portion (10) is performed by adhesive members (41, 42) so as to cover the edges of the bottom member. Also, Disclosed are a production method of the self-standing bag (1) and a self-standing bag having content in the self-standing bag (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Umenaka
  • Patent number: 8827557
    Abstract: An end-sealed packaging bag comprising a multilayer non-heat shrinkable film and an easy open lap seal is provided. The film comprises at least four layers, including an inner heat sealing layer, a contaminated layer, a barrier layer, and an outer heat sealing layer. The film, when formed into a bag, is defined by a front panel, and opposing back panel connected to one another by a pair of side gusset panels. The bag further comprises a peelable lap seal connecting the inner heat sealing layer to the outer heat sealing layer of the film. The bag further comprises a first end seal connecting the inner heat sealing layer on the front panel with the inner heat sealing layer on the back panel between the side gusset panels and proximate to the first end of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Curwood, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron J. Wallander
  • Patent number: 8821018
    Abstract: Improved merchandise bag with reinforced bag wall is formed of thinner than normal specially selected film material with a thickened center section. For merchandise bags, the thickened center section provides a stronger bag bottom and stronger areas for the formation of bag handles. Handle bags include soft loop, round die cut oval die cut, wave top, patch and rigid handles. For T-shirt style bags, thinner plastic in the gusset and handle areas is made up for by multiple layers of film in these regions. T-shirt bags may have single, triple or folded gussets providing as many as eight layers of film in these regions. The thickened center section will substantially match the thickness of the gusseted areas and provide for a more easily stacked bag. The bags are formed of mono layer or multi-layer film and at least a portion of the bag walls is corona treated to improve adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Brian Tan
  • Publication number: 20140202898
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bag bottoms and methods to manufacture golf bag bottoms are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas W. Anderson, Frank A. Quartarone
  • Patent number: 8783487
    Abstract: A container made of silicone resin is sufficiently compactable in a collapsed state. The container includes a tubular barrel portion, a bottom portion having a flat surface, a mouth portion having an opening, and a lid portion sealing the opening of the mouth portion, with at least the barrel portion and the bottom portion formed by molding. One end of a binder is attached to the mouth portion and can hold the rolled-up barrel portion and the bottom portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Masaru Hojo
  • Publication number: 20140072245
    Abstract: A stretch blow-molded or thermoformed pouch (10) comprising a neck with an opening, and a process for making and handling a pouch, comprising—blow molding a preform or thermoforming a sheet or film into a mold to create a pouch with a neck (20) comprising opening (30),—removing the pouch from the mold,—transporting the pouch at the neck,—filling the pouch with a product,—closing the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Dede, Patrick De Wilde, Daniël Achiel Camiel Wardenier
  • Patent number: 8636412
    Abstract: A shopper bag having a substantially rectangular opening at the top and closed bottom for articles to be placed into and removed from the bag. The bag includes a front and opposed back panel with a closed rectangular bottom to provide the rectangular mouth opening at the top. A first handle is mounted on one panel at the opening and an horizontal slit is formed in the opposed panel so that the upper portion of the slit and the first handle can be used to lift the bag. A larger collar is formed on the same side as the first handle. The collar is configured to fit through, the horizontal slit opening to draw both opposed panels together at the mouth and allow a user to place the collar on one's neck or shoulder to carry the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Alexander Wang Incorporated
    Inventors: Alexander Wang, Claudia Kim
  • Patent number: 8622619
    Abstract: A package has a flexible top wall (3) joined at its periphery (6) to flexible side walls (4, 5) to form an enclosure, the top wall (3) being formed with a line of weakness (7) which is adapted to be torn to create an opening, the tear being confined between the peripheral join (6). The side walls (4, 5) may have transverse seals (1, 2), and top and bottom walls (3) folded inwards as gussets, and the line of weakness (7) extends substantially centrally along the fold line of the gusseted top wall (3) between the two transverse seals (1, 2). The package is easily gripped in both hands, one either side of the line of weakness (7), with a thumb on each side to press downwards and create a tear along the line of weakness. Preferably, the upper edges of the side walls (4, 5) are sealed to the adjoining edges of the top wall (3) to form a peripheral upstanding rim (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Amcor Flexibles ApS
    Inventors: Michael Kenneth John Adams, John Fairweather
  • Patent number: 8613548
    Abstract: A flexible pouch for containing a carbonated product, and having a curvilinear shaped lower edge and method of producing the same is provided. The pouch includes a pouch body having an upper edge, a curvilinear bottom edge, and a side edge extending between the upper edge and bottom edge. The curvilinear bottom edge includes a curvilinear bottom seal corresponding to the curvilinear bottom edge, to distribute a force from the product evenly across the curvilinear bottom seal. The method forming a pouch body from a panel of laminate material, and aligning the first side edge with the second side edge to form the front wall and back wall of the pouch body. The method includes forming a side seal and forming a curvilinear bottom seal corresponding to the curvilinear bottom edge of the pouch body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: R. Charles Murray
  • Publication number: 20130313283
    Abstract: The invention relates to an essentially tubular flexible packaging intended for containing a semi-liquid or pasty product, which includes an apron, a head, an added piece of material at least on the inside of the apron, and optionally a lid, the apron consisting of a rolled-up sheet and comprising a longitudinal weld for assembling the edges thereof together, and the head being attached to the edge of one of the ends of the apron. The apron includes a ratio of at least 30% of recycled material or material from renewable resources, and the added piece of material is arranged so as to eliminate a discontinuity in the inner surface in the area of the longitudinal weld.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: AISAPACK HOLDING S.A.
    Inventors: Leonard Medico, Jacques Thomasset, Hugues-Vincent Roy, Stephane Mathieu
  • Patent number: 8591109
    Abstract: A pouch includes a body formed from a film that defines a generally flat base and an upstanding wall that extends from the base to form an elongate mouth having first and second opposing faces. The upstanding wall has a varying thickness with a first thickness of the upstanding wall at a lower portion of the body being greater than a second thickness of the upstanding wall at an upper portion of the body. The body stands independently in an upright position upon the base when the body is in an expanded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Ackerman, Anne C. Moser, Daniel Perez, Abby Sturges
  • Publication number: 20130195382
    Abstract: A flexible pouch is provided having arcuate shaped gusset seals sealed to the top and/or bottom of the inner surface wall of the pouch body. The arcuate shaped gussets provide a more durable seam than that of the axially sealed gussets of the prior art. The arcuate shaped gusset seals also allow for greater expansion of the gusset relative to the axially sealed gussets of the prior art. The flexible pouch may further include a plurality of elongated baffles disposed on the skirt. The elongated baffles are operable to provide support for the weight of a filled flexible pouch so as to help the pouch remain upright when placed on its bottom surface. The flexible pouch further includes a gas pocket disposed axially along the side portions of the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: R. Charles Murray
  • Publication number: 20130177265
    Abstract: A pouch has a sheet containing at least one layer of a film material. The sheet forms a tube that is closed with a seal to form a volume. The seal contains a first edge and the sheet contains a second edge in connected relation to the first edge. A curved seal joins the first edge with the second edge. A sealing jaw and a method for forming such a pouch is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Gautam BHATTACHARJEE, Zhe Ma
  • Publication number: 20130156352
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for the production of sacks from tubular pieces (1) which include plastic material in which at least at one end area a bottom rectangle (2) is laid around a fold line (3) to form triangular pockets (6, 7) (6, 7), where said bottom rectangle comprises flaps (4, 5) (4, 5), parts of the flaps (4, 5) (4, 5) of the bottom rectangle (2) are folded back, and a bottom cover sheet (21) is applied at least to areas of the flaps (4, 5) of the bottom rectangle (2) and/or to areas (6, 7) of the triangular pockets and connected to them. According to the invention a bottom rectangle (21) is used which includes at least in part air-permeable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG
    Inventor: Uwe Koehn
  • 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: 20130016926
    Abstract: The invention describes a pinched sack (18), which (18) is made at least partially from a plastic material (3), showing a sack body, essentially comprising a tube section (24), and which (18) shows at least one pinched bottom (55) at one end of the tube section (24). At least some of the plastic material (3) is stretched and at least one pinched bottom (55) is fixated by a thermally induced bonding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Uwe Koehn, Andreas Staat, Roger Bannister
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8272782
    Abstract: A plastic bag includes a plastic bag body with 4-layer gussets on two sides and 2-layer film in the middle. The plastic bag body is provided with a curved hot-seal line near a bottom edge of the bag body. The curved hot seal line turns upward on two sides and is recessed in the middle. Since plastic bags with the structure referred to herein eliminate a stress concentration at a bottom hot-seal location, such plastic bags have increased load-bearing capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Hon Sing Chum
  • 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
  • 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: 8245872
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rigid or semirigid plastic part designed to form the bottom of a package whose side wall consists of a laminated film. The plastic part has a central axis and includes the following features: a peripheral welding zone designed to contact and be welded to the inside surface of the side wall; a convex inside face and a concave outside face; the inside face and the outside face each comprise a zone whose centre is on the axis and which is designed to contact a tool used to attach the part to the side wall; and a profile at least partially defined by a curve. The invention also relates to a package having a bottom consisting of the plastic part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Aisapack Holding S.A.
    Inventors: Dominique Hanot, Stéphane Mathieu
  • Publication number: 20120141051
    Abstract: A disposable emesis bag comprising a soft cushioning material at the opening of the bag to improve the user's comfort while vomiting. The soft cushioning material can be attached only to the portions of the bag that come into contact with the user's nose or chin, or around the entire perimeter of the opening of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Sheila P. Barry, Cynthia Lynn Obuchi
  • Patent number: 8132601
    Abstract: A tote bag for being partitioned or alternatively expanded. The bag has a partition mode and an expansion mode and includes a front panel, a rear panel, and a pair of side panels. The front panel is attached to the rear panel by the pair of side panels. The pair of side panels fold and attach to each other to form a partition thereby dividing the tote bag into a pair of compartments when the tote bag is in the partition mode thereof and separate from each other and unfold to eliminate the partition thereby expanding the tote bag when the tote bag is in the expansion mode thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Tumi, Inc.
    Inventor: San Chyi Wang
  • Patent number: 8128288
    Abstract: The Adaptable Gift Bag is a bag made of relatively opaque, stretchy material, not paper or netting, so that it can fit over various sizes and shapes of gift items and present a smooth, attractive appearance. The Adaptable Gift Bag is typically made of a single sheet of material folded over and sewn along one or two sides so that it has one open end, but in alternate embodiments it could have two open ends. The open end can be closed around the gift by gathering and tying with traditional ribbon or cord, by attaching a drawstring, or alternatively can be twisted and stretched back over the gift for a unique finished appearance. The Adaptable Gift Bag may be lined (e.g., with a different material), may include a zipper for easier removal from the gift item, and/or may include strategically placed elastic bands in its interior for a better fit (esp. at the corners). Using a shimmery, sparkly, or iridescent material provides a festive appearance for the finished gift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Stacey A. Feeney
  • Publication number: 20120020589
    Abstract: Sports Bag Skid Brace is an aluminum brace designed to replace the existing plastic brace to allow for longer use and better support for, but not limited to, sports bags. Specifically for consumers who do a lot of traveling (planes, trains, and automobiles) with their Bowling/Sports Bags, as they seem to endure a lot more wear and tear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: Theodore Albert Douthit
  • Publication number: 20110255807
    Abstract: A polymer bag including a layer of a woven polymer and a method of sealing the gusseted bag by utilizing plasma treatment for sealing at least a pinch bottom of the bag, and additionally, profile strips for reclosably opening and closing the top of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Allen Michael Shapiro, James W. Abel
  • Patent number: 8033726
    Abstract: A bulk bag handling assembly, includes a bulk bag having a bottom and opposed pairs of peripheral side walls. A pair of outer lifting tine receiving channels are provided along the bottom in parallel spaced relation to one of the opposed pairs of peripheral side walls. A pair of inner lifting tine receiving channels positioned between the outer lifting tine receiving channels. The bulk bag handling assembly described can be used with a wide variety of lifting equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: LSI—Lift Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Gordon McTavish, Gerald L. Baker
  • Publication number: 20110243480
    Abstract: This fabric gift bag with fabric tissue wrapping functions in the same manner as a paper gift bag with paper tissue wrapping. Use of this gift bag requires no tape, fasteners or special wrapping procedures of any sort. Gifts are simply placed into or wrapped with the optional fabric tissue wrapping and then placed inside the fabric gift bag. This fabric gift bag with optional fabric tissue wrapping can be re-used many times and cleaned as necessary (if washable or dry cleanable fabrics are used.) This reusable fabric gift bag with reusable fabric tissue wrapping eliminates waste and remanufacture of paper gift products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Jean Marie Cowman
  • Publication number: 20110097016
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with a chicken dome, comprising a handle and a cradle, the cradle defining a tubular portion having at least one opening which presents horizontally in use, the handle and the cradle being defined by film and the cradle being adapted to support the chicken dome for carriage by the handle in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: David Pollock
  • Publication number: 20110019942
    Abstract: A flat bottom, stand-up bag and a method of manufacturing the bag is provided. The bag includes a bottom wall, opposing front and rear walls and two side walls. The side walls connect the front and rear walls and the bottom wall is connected to the other walls at their lower edge. The bag preferably incorporates a continuous polymer web material forming the front wall and rear wall of the bag, as well as the bottom wall. The side walls include gussets and a triangular base portion formed at the intersection between the bottom wall and the side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Carmelo Piraneo
  • Publication number: 20100329591
    Abstract: A standing-pouch liquid storage bag in which a bottom forming film folded in half is disposed with a crease provided on the upper end of the bottom forming film at a predetermined position of a bag sheet material folded in half with one side, a bottom side and an other side of the liquid storage bag are closed by heat sealing, and heat sealing is performed on a portion of the one side except for a given length from the upper end of the liquid storage bag to construct a bag main part, wherein at least the one side is cut so as to align one end of the bottom forming film with the side portion of the bag main part, so that the lower part of the liquid storage bag is narrower than the upper part of the liquid storage bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Yukihiko Shibata
  • Publication number: 20100322538
    Abstract: Flexible bulk containers are configured to be liftable without the necessity of a pallet. A base of a bulk bag has a pair of tine-receiving members secured thereto. The tine-receiving members have a cross-section for creating a pair of tine-receiving channels that can receive the tines of a forklift for lifting the filled container. The tine-receiving members advantageously are substantially water-resistant. The tine-receiving members can be formed of paperboard that is treated to increase its water-resistance. For example, the tine-receiving members can each be a portion of a round or non-round paperboard tube divided along a plane containing or parallel to a central longitudinal axis of the tube. The paperboard of which the tube is constructed can comprise paperboard that is sized to increase its water-resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Greg L. Powell, Juan Jose Islas de La Vega, Jesus Javier Requenes Nava, Xiaokai Niu
  • Publication number: 20100232732
    Abstract: The pouch has a sealable mouth section, a side wall, and a sealed base. The material in the region of the side wall is oriented biaxially via blow molding of an injection-molded preform, and has an average wall thickness of at most 0.2 mm. The shape of the sealed base is intended to permit the article to stand upright without support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Martin Matthiesen, Uwe Dreher, Matthias Gernhuber
  • Patent number: 7753589
    Abstract: An encapsulating bag for contamination control on gas cylinders employs a main body of fabric such as polyester or flouropolymer having a weave sufficiently tight to preclude contaminant transmission. A bottom boot engages a lower portion of the main body to cover the bottom of the cylinder. A separation closure means such as a non-metal zipper is incorporated into the main body for opening the main body for insertion of the cylinder. A cuff is attached to a top circumference of the bag main body for close engagement of a top boss of the cylinder to preclude contaminant escape. An ESD button is incorporated in the body of the bag for attachment of a conducting lead for grounding connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Inventor: Neil Palt
  • Publication number: 20100158414
    Abstract: A system for sorting and carrying a plurality of shopping bags or totes. The invention also includes collapsible bags or totes having non-skid features, and truck or SUV organizers for holding bags during transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Margaret Mary Michailidis
  • Publication number: 20100150480
    Abstract: Sachet and strip of sachets for packaging a biological liquid substance, such as animal semen. The sachet is formed by two coupled and welded films of supple plastic material, delimiting a reception pouch of the substance, which has at one of its ends an opening for filling the empty sachet by means of a hollow cylindrical needle. These films have a pair of welding lines which form tabs starting out from said opening and axially and symmetrically penetrating the internal space of the sachet by converging towards the interior of the latter, their free ends being spaced apart by a value “e” which is substantially equal to ?d/2, “d” being the value of the diameter of said needle, thus preventing the foam produced during filling from exiting the bag as the needle is withdrawn (F). Artificial insemination in breeding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: IMV TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventor: Pascal Lacointe