Plural Elements Located At Diverse Bag Regions (i.e., Bag Bottom, Bag Middle, And/or Bag Top) Patents (Class 383/16)
  • Patent number: 10343009
    Abstract: An exercise kit includes an outer bag having a cover and a cavity therein configured to receive one or more removable weights therein. The outer bag has a plurality of spaced apart handles positioned in one or more directions along the outer bag, allowing the bag to be used in one more different exercises. The kit includes a plurality of weight bags, which are fillable by a user to form the removable weights. The weight bags have a closure mechanism having connectable ends that each extend beyond the length of the opening of the weight bag, such that when the inner bags are each filled to a fill level indicative of a selected weight, the opening can be folded over, the bag compressed to remove excess air, and the opening rolled down to the filling. The connectable ends are then connected to form an integral handle portion of the removable weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Peyton Ventures, LLC
    Inventor: Cole Peyton
  • Patent number: 10306970
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable hair extension holder comprising a foldable main body with an attached clip-engaging system and retaining members for keeping hair extensions protected and organized between uses. The clip-engaging system includes non-rigid elements, preferably assembled in a grid, which provide a surface for attaching hair extensions in an organized arrangement. A process for attaching hair extensions to the clip-engaging system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: June N Calabrese
  • Patent number: 10194732
    Abstract: Present aspects hereof are directed to a compressible backpack having a plurality of compressible flanges that shift along a vertical axis of the compressible bag upon tensioning of at least one bag tether. In some aspects, a locking mechanism restricts travel of the bag tethers in a first direction, while permitting travel in a second direction upon triggering a locking release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: David Sagan
  • Patent number: 10149997
    Abstract: A weighted bag having an outer shell and a handle assembly. The outer shell has a plurality of panels and at least one of one of a pair of slots and a first end loop assembly and a second end loop assembly spaced apart from the first end loop assembly coupled to the plurality of panels. The handle assembly has a handle grasping member and a strapping assembly, the strapping assembly extending from the handle grasping member and interfacing with at least one of the pair of slots and the first and second end loop assemblies so as to couple the handle assembly to the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Coulter Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: William Henniger, Laurie Ann Coughlan, Ahmik Jones
  • Patent number: 10035630
    Abstract: Disclosed is a receptacle cover is formed from a horizontal wall and one or more vertical walls, and can be fitted or use elastic, drawstrings or other means to fit multiple container sizes such as laundry hampers/baskets, diaper pales, and storage bins. The cover includes an odor eliminator having one or more odor eliminating compounds embedded in sheets, which may be fixed or detachable or incorporated into the cover. Multiple odor-eliminating sheets may be used for heavily soiled or contaminated articles to eliminate unpleasant and lingering aromas. Alternatively, a plastic sheet holder embedded below the cover has multiple tiny holes to aid ventilation and allow odor absorption from flexible non-woven polyester fiber sheets. The fabric sheath cover may be hand-washed or cycled in cold water and tumble dry with very low or no heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Quintavius L. Bell
  • Patent number: 9828736
    Abstract: A water containment structure that includes at least one flexible sleeve formed from a strong flexible material that will resist puncturing and is formed to contain at least one bladder formed to retain water, and which said sleeve includes center notches formed in the opposite sleeve ends that separate like closed end parallel fingers, which bladder fills the sleeve to the sleeve finger ends so that the bladder ends fit into and against the finger ends, and at least one water fill and drain tube fitted through said sleeve intro said bladder to pass, respectively, water into, and drain water from which bladder, and said bladder includes an air drain to provide for evacuating air from the sleeve during bladder filling. Which sleeve finger ends can be fastened together around a support, and which sleeve finger ends and notches can be secured to one another for connecting a number of sleeves, end to end, into a water containing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: David Doolaege
  • Patent number: 9352880
    Abstract: A multi-orientation, reusable carrier assembly having a carrier base defined by a first wall, a second wall, and surrounding side walls extending between the first and second wall. One side wall is a support wall oriented generally opposite a receiving opening into the receiving cavity thereof. The carrier assembly further includes a retaining strap having a first mount mounted to the second wall at a location thereof proximate to the receiving opening. The retaining strap includes a retaining handle associated with the support wall for retainment thereof in a first gripping position, centrally above the first wall, for carrying of the carrier base in a horizontal orientation. A retaining portion extends vertically across the opening, when the retaining handle is in the first gripping position and the carrier base is in the horizontal orientation, such that a retail container is substantially prevented from falling out through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Pan Pacific Plastics MFG., Inc.
    Inventor: Hin Siang Michael Tan
  • Patent number: 9297133
    Abstract: A fluid fillable structure has a reservoir body comprising a top surface and at least one fluid fill port at a first end. There is a first connector on the top surface of the reservoir body adjacent to the first end and a second connector spaced from the first end, the first end of the reservoir body being folded back onto the reservoir body and secured by releaseably securing the first connector to the second connector such that the at least one fluid fill port remains open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Layfield Group Ltd.
    Inventors: James Andrew Mills, Gregory Allan Parrent
  • Patent number: 9199424
    Abstract: A method for producing a large-capacity, pliable container, includes the steps of a) producing a tubular bellows-type sleeve, b) cutting lateral folding regions of the folded bellows-type sleeve, d) soldering adjacent cutting edges in such a way as to produce a parallelepipedic inner protective envelope having a square cross-section (1b), e) sticking fixing lugs (13) to two opposite lateral fixing faces (14a, 14b) of the folded bellows-type sleeve, (f) applying a tractive force to the fixing lugs (13) in order to deform, by stretching, the parallelepipedic inner protective envelope having a square cross-section and to obtain a parallelepipedic inner protective envelope having a rectangular cross-section (1), step g) soldering the outer lateral pockets (17a, 17b), and a step B) of assembling the inner protective envelope having a rectangular cross-section (1) with the outer envelope in order to form the large-capacity pliable container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: TISZA TEXTIL PACKAGING
    Inventor: Jacques Basconnet
  • Patent number: 8894281
    Abstract: A lifting bag having at least one side wall and a closed bottom forming an interior, the bag further having a closable top portion connected to the sidewall and adapted to close the interior of the bag. The opening is a single slit centered on the bag top and closable with a zipper. The lifting bag includes a sling coupled to the bag, generally through a edge strip positioned at ore near the top edge of the bag. The bag can be constructed from a single multilayered sheet. The bag is used in conjunction with a lifting strap system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: PacTec, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Town, Michael Schilling, Lewis Strickland, Michael Sanchez
  • Patent number: 8840305
    Abstract: A flexible container includes a panel structure of flexible web material, including panels that are adjoined to define a pouch. The pouch has a top opening with a fitment, and is expandable from a collapsed, unfilled condition to an expanded, filled condition. When the pouch is in the filled condition and resting on a flat surface, the panel structure supports the pouch in an upright orientation in which the fitment opening faces upward. The panel structure also provides the pouch with a flat footprint upon which the pouch overlies the flat surface. The flat footprint is defined in part by the pouch and in part by the lower handgrip in a condition folded beneath the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Smart Bottle Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Wilkes, Frederick W. Schuldt
  • Patent number: 8790009
    Abstract: A bag has a body portion having a seam forming a pocket, an opening in the body portion arranged to receive items, a first handle located adjacent to the opening, and a second handle arranged adjacent to the seam, off-set from the first handle. A method of manufacture a bag having two handles includes providing stock in the form of a tubular plastic film stock, forming a first bag from the tubular plastic film stock, the first bag having a first handle at a top of the bag, and a second handle at a bottom of the bag, and forming a second bag from the tubular plastic film stock, the second bag having a first handle at a top of the second bag, the first handle of the second bag arranged adjacent the bottom handle of the first bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: B3 Plastics, LLC
    Inventors: Tara J. Saville, Mark D. Sale, Jay B. Paulson
  • Publication number: 20140140641
    Abstract: A multi-orientation, reusable carrier assembly having a carrier base defined by a first wall, a second wall, and surrounding side walls extending between the first and second wall. One side wall is a support wall oriented generally opposite a receiving opening into the receiving cavity thereof. The carrier assembly further includes a retaining strap having a first mount mounted to the second wall at a location thereof proximate to the receiving opening. The retaining strap includes a retaining handle associated with the support wall for retainment thereof in a first gripping position, centrally above the first wall, for carrying of the carrier base in a horizontal orientation. A retaining portion extends vertically across the opening, when the retaining handle is in the first gripping position and the carrier base is in the horizontal orientation, such that a retail container is substantially prevented from falling out through the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Pan Pacific Plastics Mfg., Inc.
    Inventor: Hin Siang Michael TAN
  • Patent number: 8684600
    Abstract: A method is provided for storing a cooked food in a flexible-walled container having an opening. The method includes placing a quantity of food in a flexible-walled container and submerging at least a portion of the container in a liquid with the opening being located so that liquid does not enter the opening. At least the lower portion of the container is maintained in the liquid and the food is maintained in the container below the surface of the liquid. The liquid collapses the container to seal the container. The temperature of the liquid may be maintained at a non-ambient temperature to heat or cool the food as it is stored. The method may also include storing the food adjacent a work surface, or at a remote main vat and transporting the rack to the work surface at which a serving that includes the food is prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Restaurant Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald A. Sus, Henry T. Ewald, Paul G. Simmons, Glenn Schackmuth, John J. Mazurkiewicz, William J. Reimann
  • Patent number: 8584893
    Abstract: A handled gift box has the top inside the bottom, instead of top over bottom; and comprises a box, two handles fixed to the box though handle fasteners, one handle is attached to bottom box and the other is attached to top box and bottom box. Also, since the handled gift box comes either pre-decorated or undecorated, which can be chosen from different combinations of decorations, the gift givers are given the freedom to customize the present invention however they see fit. The handled gift box can be used for, but is not limited to, apparel, picture frames, light food items, books, and other items designed to lay flat in the gift-giving process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Stacey Ann Durham
  • Patent number: 8562214
    Abstract: A large, waterproof bag that is sized to fit into the bed of a pick-up truck. The bag is fully sealed by a zipper and an overlapping flap at an opening at one end of the bag. The flap covers and protects the zipper. The waterproof bag is used to store luggage and other goods in a safe, waterproof environment in the truck bed. The bag features eight hook assemblies attached at each corner of two opposed surfaces of the bag that can be used to secure the bag in place during travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventors: Timothy Mathew Dozier, Philip Mathew Dozier
  • Publication number: 20130216157
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and apparatuses for the safe evacuation of individuals, including children and pets, from burning buildings and other fire hazards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Frank BOYNTON, Terry Lockard
  • Patent number: 8485757
    Abstract: A shape-retention hoisting including a rectangular parallelepiped bag. Base bands are provided along diagonal lines of the rectangular parallelepiped bag. A quadrangular-prism-shaped lift band is secured to a point of intersection of the base bands. One end of a truss band is secured by a fixing band surrounding the quadrangular-prism-shaped lift band, and the other end thereof is secured to the base band at a point spaced apart by a given distance from the center of the lift band. In this way, a plurality of truss bands can be disposed on the lift band in the vertical direction, thereby resolving a weight applied to a single truss band and maintaining the shape of the shape-retention hoisting bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Futoshi Nomoto
  • Patent number: 8348509
    Abstract: A flexible container includes a panel structure of flexible web material. The panel structure defines a pouch that has a top opening. A rigid fitment, in the top opening, has a surface section adjoining the pouch. The panel structure defines a handle. The pouch is configured to be carried by the handle in an upright orientation in which the handle projects upward from the pouch at a juncture that is not above the bottom of the pouch-adjoining surface section of the fitment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Smart Bottle, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Wilkes, Frederic W. Schuldt
  • Patent number: 8342587
    Abstract: A device for moving, carrying and storing a mattress includes a bag sized to receive the mattress and having an opening for placing the mattress into the bag. Handles are built in to an extension on at least one side or end of the bag. The built-in handles do not include a woven layer. The extension includes multiple layers of film. The bag can comprise a sheet of plastic material with a seal for bonding two or more layers of film together along at least a portion of the length of the side having the extension thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: U-Haul International, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Johnson, Albert Kohn, Johannes Blok
  • Publication number: 20120328217
    Abstract: A bag including a containment portion having an opening to receive items, a bag seal at an end of the bag opposite the opening, a handle seal at an end of the containment portion opposite the opening, the handle seal located between the bag seal and the opening, and a handle in a handle body formed between the handle seal and the bag seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: B3 PLASTICS, LLC
    Inventors: Mark D. Sale, Tara J. Saville, Jay B. Paulson
  • Publication number: 20120234843
    Abstract: A pouch, designed to be attached, either directly or indirectly, to a container, is provided with two end portions, each of which is formed with an elongated slit. When the pouch is directly attached atop a container, the end portions are pulled over the lid and catch a rim portion of the container. When the pouch is placed upon a lid covered container, the end portions of the pouch can catch or engage the lid. In accordance with an aspect of the invention, a pair of spaced slits extends from each elongated slit, thereby creating a tab or flap in each end portion. The flap is configured to either directly catch a rim of the container or be tucked under the lid, i.e., between the lid and the container, to attach the pouch to the lid and, indirectly, the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Neil E. Zaporski, Anthony W. Swenson
  • Publication number: 20120207411
    Abstract: An unassembled bag made of a creased piece of paper having top and bottom parallel horizontal sides, right and left vertical sides, a bottom left and right corners, left, middle, and right parallel vertical creases, top and bottom horizontal creases, right, middle, and left intersections, right and left two side creases parallel to the vertical creases, right and left side crease termini, four diagonal creases between the bottom horizontal crease and side, a front panel flange crease, a front panel flange intersection, and a front panel flange with an interior and an exterior, one of which has adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Claude Roessiger
  • Patent number: 8231029
    Abstract: A flexible container has flexible top and bottom handles for facilitating dispensing of a flowable substance stored therein. The container includes a flexible panels enclosing an interior of the container and forming a top segment, an opposite bottom segment, a front side segment, a rear side segment, and a pair of side segments bounding the interior. A rigid fitment provides an access opening through either the top segment or a front side segment. A flexible bottom handle structure surrounds a handle opening. It is defined by at least one of the flexible panels, the bottom handle structure being positioned along a center portion of the bottom segment between the front side and rear side segments. The bottom handle has a folded portion at the opening to provide a smooth gripping surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Smart Bottle Inc.
    Inventors: Syed M. Peer, Kenneth R. Wilkes, Frederic W. Schuldt
  • Patent number: 8177087
    Abstract: A concrete washout bag system is disclosed that is easy to transport and to assemble at a construction site and includes a frame and a foldable washout bag which is assembled onto the frame by means of unitarily formed sleeves, and is manufactured from a strong, water-proof material that allows it to be hoisted for carrying away heavy loads without tearing and includes a drawstring closure for retaining of washout materials during the hoisting, removal process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventors: Robert Noble, John Calo
  • Patent number: 8113558
    Abstract: A device for moving, carrying and storing large objects includes a bag comprising a sheet of plastic film material. The bag is sized to receive the object and has an opening for placing the object into the bag. The bag has an extension on at least one side the bag with at least one handle formed as an opening in the extension. The extension includes more than two layers of the plastic film material, which can be in the form of a gusset. The bag includes a seal for bonding the more than two layers of the film material together along at least a portion of the length of the side having the extension thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: U-Haul International, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Johnson, Albert Kohn, Johannes Blok
  • Patent number: 8104959
    Abstract: A sealed multi-handled bag is provided that includes a first handle at a first end and a second handle at a second end. In one embodiment, the handles are on substantially opposite ends of the bag. The sealed bag may be made from plastic and may contain loose materials, such as a salt. In some embodiments, one or more of the handles are formed from heat-sealed layers of bag material having a grip cut therein. A method for filling and sealing the multi-handled sealed bag includes filling a bag having a first closed end through a second open end, and sealing the second open end to form a handle. In one embodiment, sealing the second open end includes heat-sealing opposing layers of bag material together and cutting a handle through the layers. In another embodiment, the method includes folding-over the layers of bag material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Nancy Lucas, Annette Martin, Mick Berning, Arlis Sayler
  • Publication number: 20120008878
    Abstract: A bag has a body portion having a seam forming a pocket, an opening in the body portion arranged to receive items, a first handle located adjacent to the opening, and a second handle arranged adjacent to the seam, off-set from the first handle. A method of manufacture a bag having two handles includes providing stock in the form of a tubular plastic film stock, forming a first bag from the tubular plastic film stock, the first bag having a first handle at a top of the bag, and a second handle at a bottom of the bag, and forming a second bag from the tubular plastic film stock, the second bag having a first handle at a top of the second bag, the first handle of the second bag arranged adjacent the bottom handle of the first bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Tara J. Saville, Mark D. Sale, Jay B. Paulson
  • Patent number: 8075185
    Abstract: A Christmas tree transport system formed of a folding polyethylene plastic sheet tarpaulin apparatus which allows a user to easily enclose and transport a Christmas tree. The apparatus fastens with VELCRO brand hook and loop fasteners, and allows the user to place a natural Christmas tree within the apparatus without spilling the needles. The re-useable apparatus includes attached handles and wheels, allowing a user to quickly and easily enclose and move the Christmas tree. After use, the Christmas tree transport system folds compactly to store in a small space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventors: Steven F. Hecht, Kenneth C. Phalen
  • Publication number: 20110280500
    Abstract: The invention relates to a a toy bag that gathers up equally at the edges to contain toys involving many little pieces such as building blocks, etc. and provides a play area when completely extended on the ground. These characteristics are not found in a typical canvas tote bag or toy bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: Scott David Nelson
  • Patent number: 8043004
    Abstract: A soft sided insulated container assembly has a first insulated container portion and a second insulated container portion. The second insulated container portion can be collapsed to a flat position, and secured in place. Either of the container portions may have a liner. The liner in the first container portion may be a substantially rigid liner. The assembly may have a lifting member. In one example the second portion may be hingedly mounted to the first portion, and the lifting member may be mounted such that when the assembly is lifted, the hinge is in an up-and-down orientation. In another embodiment, the lifting member may be eccentrically mounted, such that the assembly may possibly sit more comfortably against a carrier's hip. The first container portion may have an auxiliary opening or door, and that door may be more easily opened than the main access of the first insulated container portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: California Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Melvin S. Mogil
  • Patent number: 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
  • Patent number: 8029192
    Abstract: A bag comprises a sheath which includes a first wall portion and a second wall portion joined longitudinally by gusseted sidewalls portions which define the bag volume. The sheath has gusseted regions having a first sheath thickness and a non-gusseted region between the gusseted regions having a second different sheath thickness. The bag also includes a first handle disposed on the exterior surface of the first wall portion at the first end of the bag and a second handle disposed on the exterior surface of the first wall portion at the second end of the bag. The first handle and second handle have outer regions having a first sheet thickness and an inner region having a second different sheet thickness. The sum of the first sheath thickness and the first sheet thickness is equal to the sum of the second sheath thickness and the second sheet thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Patent number: 8016484
    Abstract: A convertible sport and recreational accessory which is easily convertible for use either as a towel or as a tote bag. The planar towel configuration has an elongate, fabric body with a pair of side panels. Two opposed pairs of drawstrings are encased in seams arranged longitudinally and transversely which, when pulled, will form a pouch. The ends of the body and the side panels may be used as a cover or flap extending into the pouch opening or may be tucked into the pouch. Handles are provided for convenience when the combination towel/tote is in the tote mode or configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Beth Cross
  • Patent number: 7959356
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a dynamic laundry bag apparatus that is lightweight, sorts laundry, and facilitates the carrying of laundry to a laundry facility or the packing of laundry when traveling. A laundry bag slips onto the lock bar of a hanger to be placed in a hanging position. The bag sorts laundry. For transporting the laundry, the laundry bag can be slipped off the hanger. A drawstring at the top of the bag is pulled and fastened into a snap hook to create a shoulder strap. In cleaning the laundry, the bag may be washed with the laundry. The bag can similarly be used to transport the clean laundry, and can be placed back on the lock bar of the hanger. Clean shirts can be hung over the hanger and/or clean pants can be hung over the lock bar to prevent wrinkles as the laundry is being transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventor: Kristine Sommers
  • Patent number: 7942578
    Abstract: A container for comprising fluid, said container comprising a front wall and a rear wall of pliant material being sealed together along the edge portion to produce a closed bag having a top portion (6) and a bottom portion (5) connected by two side portions (3, 4), wherein the side portions of the edge of the bag may be superimposed and when sealed together forms a three-dimensional configuration. The container may be self-supporting and stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Kent Andersen
  • Patent number: 7886786
    Abstract: A carrying container in a form of an ergonomically shaped handbag that has a variety of convenience features. The convenience features include, but are not limited to, a self locking top flap, a secure ID feature implemented in the top flap, a hidden retractable handle, hidden secret compartments, compartment quick access features and detachable shoulder strap, a plurality of interchangeable top flaps and a back flap. A handbag has an ergonomic shape that provides for added convenience of carrying the handbag under the arm. The handbag also has a detachable strap that can be used for carrying the bag in a variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: Thai Christie
  • Publication number: 20110011762
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a moving device in the form of a bag having an aperture allowing furniture to be placed therein, a closure for the aperture (such as a “hook and loop” fastener, buttons, a zipper, or other suitable device), and at least one tensioning strap to tighten the bag around the furniture. The bag can be made of a flexible and/or waterproof material, and can include additional padding. In some embodiments, the bag can be shaped as a prism, but can also take other shapes. The tensioning strap(s) can extend partially or entirely around the bag, and can be fastened using a hook and loop fastener, bucket or other suitable device. In some embodiments, at least one longitudinal tensioning strap and at least one lateral tensioning strap are provided. The bag can also include one or more handles, one or more transparent viewing windows, and a document pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: RapCo International Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Andrew Hurst
  • 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: 20100296754
    Abstract: A heavy duty industrial plastic bag has a main handle at one end of the bag and is provided with an upper corner section that is used to create a spout to pour the contents of the bag therefrom. The invention provides for ease of pouring the contents from the bag through the spout by providing, at the lower portion of the side edge opposite the main handle and the spout corner section, an auxiliary handle or grip section. After the spout in the spout in the corner section has been formed the user can lift the bag via the main handle with one hand and then grasp the auxiliary grip with the other or free hand, thereafter easily tilting the bag to facilitate the pouring of the contents from the bag through the spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventor: Manuel Chiu
  • Patent number: 7828354
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a mattress carrier includes forming a bag from a sheet of plastic film material. The bag is sized to receive a mattress and has an opening for placing the mattress into the bag. An extension is formed on at least one side or end of the bag. The extension comprises a plurality of layers of the plastic film material. Handles are formed as openings in the extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: U-Haul International, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Kohn, Johan Blok
  • Patent number: 7828355
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a carrier for large objects includes forming a bag from a sheet of plastic film material. The bag is sized to receive a large object and has an opening for placing the object into the bag. An extension is formed on at least one side or end of the bag. The extension comprises a plurality of layers of the plastic film material. Handles are formed as openings in the extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: U-Haul International, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Kohn, Johan Blok
  • Patent number: 7810998
    Abstract: A multi-handle utility bag comprising a durable outer body and underframe, multiple handles, and a series of externally-disposed pockets. Extending from the peripheral lip or mouth of the bag are two pairs of diametrically-opposed handles, wherein the first pair of handles enables single-person carriage of the bag, whereas the second pair of handles enables, at a minimum, two-person in-line or side-by-side carriage of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Matthew Williams
  • Patent number: 7785008
    Abstract: A BigFoot™ Bag material containment system which provides a material container (2) having a flexible layer (26) which can be established in a substantially planar configuration (3) on a support surface (4) for loading material (5) and which operably conforms by closure (15) to provide an enclosed space (20) to contain the loaded material (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: PortaQuip LLC
    Inventors: Darrell Arthur Schoenig, Jay Dean Dokter
  • Patent number: 7597478
    Abstract: A soft sided insulated cooler bag has a base and side panels. The base includes a rigid or semi-rigid reinforcement or batten that serve to provide a relatively hard or stiff edge about which the bag can be panel folded over on itself. The upper edge of the bag has a length that is as great as half the periphery of the bottom panel. The bag can be collapsed to a flat position and then panel folded to a storage position. Retainers are provided to keep the bag in the storage position. The bag has lifting apparatus, which may be strap. The straps may be anchored to the bag at a plurality of anchor points, some of which may be sliding keepers, such that the handle can be moved to a first position in which the bag may be held in a predominantly up-and-down orientation, and to a second position in which the bag may be held in a predominantly flat or horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: California Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Renia Pruchnicki, Melvin S. Mogil
  • Patent number: 7585007
    Abstract: A carrier for large objects includes a bag made of a sheet of plastic film material. The bag is sized to receive a large object and has an opening for placing the object into the bag. An extension on at least one side of the bag has a plurality of layers of the plastic film material formed with a gusset. Handles are formed as openings in the extension. The bag has a seal for bonding the layers of film together along at least a portion of the length of the side having the extension. The seal is formed along a line between an outer edge of the gusset and an inner edge of the gusset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: U-Haul International, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Johnson, Albert Kohn, Johan Blok
  • Patent number: 7581772
    Abstract: A mattress carrier includes a bag made of a sheet of plastic film material. The bag is sized to receive a mattress and has an opening for placing the mattress into the bag. An extension on at least one side of the bag has a plurality of layers of the plastic film material formed with a gusset. Handles are formed as openings in the extension. The bag has a seal for bonding the layers of film together along at least a portion of the length of the side having the extension. The seal is formed along a line between an outer edge of the gusset and an inner edge of the gusset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: U-Haul International, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Johnson, Albert Kohn, Johannes Blok
  • Publication number: 20090092342
    Abstract: A reusable bag for a shopping cart, includes a body of synthetic or natural cloth; and at least one strap adapted to be secured to the body. Each strap includes at least one first opening with which a user is adapted to grasp the strap, two openings for mounting the strap on a frame in an upright position, two openings for receiving two extremities of the body to secure the strap to the body, a central hook for removably securing the strap to a shopping cart and two end hooks for reinforcing securement of the strap to the shopping cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventor: Livia Maria Rolim de Oliveira
  • Patent number: 7500786
    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: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: B.A.G. Corp.
    Inventors: Joe Ronald Richardson, Jr., Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Patent number: 7494029
    Abstract: A container cartridge for a beverage dispenser includes a bottom wall, a side wall and a top wall having a spout. The bottom wall, the side wall and the top wall, including the spout, are integrally formed of a polyethylene. The side wall is sufficiently thin so as to be foldable. Thus, after use, i.e. when the container cartridge has become empty, the container cartridge can be collapsed by folding the side wall. The thus collapsed container cartridge can be efficiently transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Cosmo Life
    Inventor: Yoshinori Orita