Including Reinforcement Or Stress Distribution Means Attached To Or Adjacent Element Patents (Class 383/17)
  • Patent number: 10442575
    Abstract: A dumpster bag has: a flexible bag member including a bottom and a sidewall structure extending upward from the bottom to a rim; at least one rim stay comprising a bungee pole; and at least one corner stay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Bullbag Corporation
    Inventor: Paul G. DiSpazio
  • Patent number: 10414547
    Abstract: A unitary trash bag includes a closed bag end and an open bag end located opposite the closed bag end. A plurality of flaps ae located at the open bag end. The flaps are arranged around a perimeter of the open bag end, each flap of the plurality of flaps including a flap opening in the flap to grasp and/or close the bag. A method of forming a trash bag includes forming a tubular film of material and sealing an edge of the tubular film, thereby defining a closed bag end. The film is cut at an open bag end opposite to the closed bag end to define a plurality of flaps in the film at the open bag end. A plurality of flap openings are cut in the film at the flaps and between the open bag end and the closed bag end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: API Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan Rosenburg, David Anderson
  • Patent number: 10259646
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an insert-structured container bag having an inner bag inserted into an outer bag. In the insert-structured container bag having an inner bag inserted into an outer bag according to an aspect of the present invention, the inner bag includes one or more lateral reinforcing portions formed by folding the inner bag; the outer bag includes vertical reinforcing portions formed on the respective side surfaces of the outer bag, lifting loops coupled to the tops of the vertical reinforcing portions, and a connection portion passed through the lifting loops, and the lateral reinforcing portions are formed by folding the inner bag outward in a lateral direction, and are disposed in a space between the inner bag and the outer bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Chan kyung Park
  • Patent number: 9802734
    Abstract: A gift bag having an envelope-shaped pocket therein for transporting and presenting an envelope, card, or other merchandise with the gift bag is provided. The pocket may be integrally formed with the gift bag, or at least partially formed from a separately attached piece, and may be positioned at various locations within the bag. The pocket may also be formed to look like an envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
    Inventors: Emiley Irene McCambridge, Carly Nichole Unger
  • Patent number: 9365345
    Abstract: A method of lifting a loaded bag with a coupled lifting sling. The bag has a top portion, a closed sidewall, a closed bottom portion, and an opening on the top portion. The method uses a lifting sling coupled to the bag, where the lifting sling is a series of straps that holds the bag. The bag has a series of strap retention devices attached near the bags top edge. The straps are movable vertically in the retention devices. The method includes the steps of loading the bag with a load to a load level, then lifting the lifting straps using a lifting device. The bag's surface above the load line slides down the coupled straps, as the straps are coupled but not attached to the bags above the load line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: PacTec, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Town, Michael Schilling, Lewis Strickland, Michael Sanchez
  • Patent number: 8961012
    Abstract: A bag has a front panel, a back panel, and a gusset panel. Either or both of the front panel and the gusset panel at one side has an extension, and either or both of the back panel and the gusset panel at the other side has an extension. The extensions are welded together at outer margins thereof so that the width of the combined extensions is greater than the width of the gusset panel. The extensions are formed with carrying apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Peel Plastic Products Limited
    Inventors: Michael Reid Martin, Brian George Hutchison, Arjang Tajbakhsh
  • Publication number: 20140369629
    Abstract: A bag of mesh-type synthetic material or natural fabric, which allows that items contained in a container such as a supermarket trolley or basket are stored thereon and removed easily by facilitating the transport thereof with no use of plastic bags. An advantage of this type of mesh bags is that they bear a higher load without breaking itself and can be cleaned with little amount of soap and water, and can be made with recycled materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Joel De La Fuente Lara
  • Patent number: 8894282
    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 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: PacTec, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Town, Michael Schilling, Lewis Strickland, Michael Sanchez
  • 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: 8753010
    Abstract: A packaging container, in particular a gusseted bag, has a container wall for wrapping filling material and a carrier handle arranged with its handle ends on the container wall. The carrier handle (18, 31) is a carrier strip, with handle ends (19, 20, 32, 33) that are routed via openings (21, 22, 34, 35) in the container wall (2) into the inside of the container. The handle ends in the vicinity of the openings have cutouts (23, 23?, 24, 24?, 36, 36?) that respectively reduce the carrier strip width. End sections (25, 26, 38, 39) of each handle end (19, 20, 32, 33) are routed into the inside of the container and are turned over such that the openings (21, 22, 34, 35) in the container wall (2) are covered from the inside. Each folded end section (25, 26, 38, 39) is sealed to the container wall by a one joint seam (27, 27?, 40, 40?) which runs at a distance to the respective opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Peel Plastic Products Limited
    Inventor: Thomas Bruns
  • Publication number: 20140119676
    Abstract: A bag formed of plastic film material has first and second side panels with a margin portion at a rear edge of the first side panel joining a margin portion at a rear edge of the second side panel at a rear seam. The rear seam along at least a part of its length is braced by a solid elongate brace of plastic material which is either fixed mechanically to the panels or is thermally welded to them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Reid Martin
  • Patent number: 8646970
    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: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: California Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Melvin S. Mogil
  • Patent number: 8622617
    Abstract: Disclosed is a container bag for containing particulate materials, which is prevented from being barreled and retained in a stable erect state when contents fill the container bag, whereby the container bag can maximize the loadage of the particulate materials within a limited space with stability. The container bag includes lateral walls, the particulate materials filling an inner space defined by the lateral walls, a bottom wall formed generally in a quadrangle shape and connected to the bottom ends of the lateral walls, a cover connected to the top ends of the lateral walls, and hoops connected to the top ends of the lateral walls, the cover, the lateral walls and the bottom wall being formed from a flexible material, wherein each side of the quadrangle-shaped bottom wall is recessed at the central area thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Jeil Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ki Young Jeong
  • 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: 8322923
    Abstract: A bag has a panel made of film and having an inner face and an outer face and formed with at least two throughgoing and spaced attachment holes. A carry handle has a pair of spaced ends each having an adhesive-coated face engaging the outer face over a respective one of the holes. Respective inner patches each have an adhesive-coated face engaging the inner face over a respective one of the holes and engaged through the respective hole with the end face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Mondi Jackson, Inc
    Inventor: Mark W. Gum
  • Publication number: 20120275728
    Abstract: A packaging container, in particular a gusseted bag, has a container wall for wrapping filling material and a carrier handle arranged with its handle ends on the container wall. The carrier handle (18, 31) is a carrier strip, with handle ends (19, 20, 32, 33) that are routed via openings (21, 22, 34, 35) in the container wall (2) into the inside of the container. The handle ends in the vicinity of the openings have cutouts (23, 23?, 24, 24?, 36, 36?) that respectively reduce the carrier strip width. End sections (25, 26, 38, 39) of each handle end (19, 20, 32, 33) are routed into the inside of the container and are turned over such that the openings (21, 22, 34, 35) in the container wall (2) are covered from the inside. Each folded end section (25, 26, 38, 39) is sealed to the container wall by a one joint seam (27, 27?, 40, 40?) which runs at a distance to the respective opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Bruns
  • Patent number: 8267579
    Abstract: A film packaging bag has bag surfaces formed by a bag film and a carrying handle disposed on one of the bag surfaces, whereby the carrying handle has a film strip having a handle segment that is accessible via an opening in the bag film, during use. The film strip is disposed on a carrier sheet, whereby the film strip surrounds the carrier sheet with folded strip ends that follow the handle segment, which sheet is wider than the film strip. The film strip is attached to the bag film by way of the carrier sheet, whereby the carrier sheet is connected with the inside of the bag to the side of the film strip, directly or indirectly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nordenia Deutschland Halle GmbH
    Inventors: Alfons Kruse, Jochen Brauer
  • Patent number: 8267580
    Abstract: A free-standing bag and a method for producing a free-standing bag from a thermoplastic synthetic film is disclosed. The bag includes a front panel and a back panel, which are connected to one another by lateral seams thus forming a filling opening, and in a collapsed state of the bag, having an inwardly folded base, whereby the inwardly folded base is comprised of a front panel fold as well as a back panel fold, both folds being sealed into the lateral seams, and whereby in the area of the inwardly folded base, an assembly strip is attached, which is made of a reinforced plastic film, and that the assembly strip terminates at a distance from the lateral seams, whereby a reinforcing strip is attached or glued to the inside and/or outside of the front panel and the back panel in the area of the filling opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Lemo Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Jakob Schneider
  • Publication number: 20120093441
    Abstract: A bag includes a panel having an inner surface and an outer surface and an elongate aperture through the panel. A handle strip having a handle carrying part is disposed adjacent the panel inner surface with the carrying part inserted through the aperture. Extension parts of the handle strip depending from the carrying part are located adjacent the panel inner surface and one or both of the extension parts are folded over and heat sealed to each other and to the inner surface of the bag. The folded extension acts to provide a reinforcing strip and to seal the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Brian George Hutchison, Michael Reid Martin
  • Patent number: 8142340
    Abstract: A method of forming a bag is provided. The method includes providing an elongate tubular member (22) having opposed ends, at least one end (24) of which defines an open mouth (26). The method further includes folding opposed portions (28, 30, 32, 34) of the tubular member (22) to extend at least partially across the mouth (26). The method also includes positioning a panel (36) to extend across the opposed portions (28, 30, 32, 34). The method further includes securing the panel 36 and the opposed portions (28, 30, 32, 34) together thereby to close the mouth (26) at the at least one end (24) of the tubular member (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Lionel Nicholas Mantzivis
  • 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: 20110262056
    Abstract: PROBLEMS: To provide a shape-retention-type hoisting rectangular parallelepiped bag which can be used as a sand bag in which soil can be packed down, and can be easily piled up while maintaining its shape. SOLVING MEANS: Base bands 24 are provided along diagonal lines of a rectangular parallelepiped bag 11 in a rectangular parallelepiped shape filled in with soil. A quadrangular-prism-shaped lift band 30 is secured to a point of intersection of the base bands 24. One end of a truss band is secured by a fixing band 31 surrounding the quadrangular-prism-shaped lift band 30, 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 30 in the vertical direction, thereby resolving a weight applied to a single truss band and maintaining the shape of the shape-retention-type hoisting rectangular parallelepiped bag 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Futoshi Nomoto
  • 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: 8016485
    Abstract: A collapsible container for holding popcorn that is comprised of a front panel, a rear panel, and gusseted side panels. The front and rear panels have pockets mounted at the base of the container. The container also includes carrying handles incorporated into the top of the front and rear panels. The container also contains a releasably sealable opening that maybe sealed by a number of different methods and mechanisms. When the container is open, the user may add a topping, and then seal and shake the container in order to distribute the flavoring agent. Additionally, the user may seal the container, thereby trapping heat so as to maintain an elevated temperature for the popcorn. The resealable opening will also prevent accidental spillage of the popcorn. A fill line is located on the interior of the container in order to allow the user to know how much popcorn to put into the container such that it can still be easily closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: James Brent McCann
  • Patent number: 7866885
    Abstract: A film bag that forms a sealed film package, with bag surfaces made of an at least two-layered composite film that has a heat-sealable polyolefin inner layer and a non-sealable outer layer. There is at least one carrying handle made of a heat-sealable film. The bag surfaces have window-like openings spaced away from the edges of the film bag, which are covered by film tabs on the inside of the bag. The film tabs are sealed by a heat-sealable first side to the layer of the bag surfaces on the inside of the bag, and each is joined to it by a sealing seam that surrounds the associated opening as an air-tight closure. Each of the ends of the at least one carrying handle is sealed in the region of the openings to the heat-sealable first side of the film tabs covering the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Nordenia Deutschland Halle GmbH
    Inventors: Marcus Kujat, Alfons Kruse
  • Publication number: 20100119179
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bag for transporting and handling liquid or quasi liquid substances, that comprises at least a bottom and four sides and optionally a lid. The bag is provided with a sealed inner envelope including filling and optionally draining members. The bag also includes reinforcement plates integrated in the sides and the lid of the bag and optionally in the bottom of the bag. The bag is further provided with members for lifting same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventors: Piero Schinasi, St├ęphane Levy
  • Patent number: 7537387
    Abstract: A container (186) is provided with a tubular body (188) of a multi-plied material. The body (188) has an openable end (190) and a sealed end (192) with foldable and securable closure element that facilitate the non-destructive repeated opening and closing of the container (186). The closure element is integrally formed with the container (186) by the shape cutting and folded formation of the container end (190) during manufacture. The closure element is sectioned to include an openable section (196) which incorporates discharge element in the form of a pouring spout for discharge of container contents, and a closed section (198) which is adapted to incorporate carrying element (298) such as a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Inventors: Philip Bruce Spork, Edward John Charles Howard
  • Patent number: 7494279
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bag assembly for foods, in particular granular foods, including at least one bag which comprises two main walls joined by two side faces forming a gusset (S1, S2, S) along each side edge of the said main walls, and gripping means for the bag assembly, characterized in that the gripping means are implanted close to a side edge of each bag of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Mars Incorporated
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Marquet, Michel Colas
  • Publication number: 20090028467
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pocket (10) having a receptacle space (23) for piece goods, which receptacle space (23) is delimited by two side walls (18), a base wall (12) and a ceiling wall (14) made from flexible tarpaulin material, wherein each side wall (18) connects a longitudinal side (16) of the base wall (12) to a longitudinal side (17) of the ceiling wall (14). There is provision according to the invention for a fastening element (26) which extends at least a distance along the narrow side (24) and has a hook part (30) which protrudes beyond the narrow side (24) for being hooked into a rail in a transport frame to be attached to the ceiling wall (14) at each of its narrow sides (24) which extend between the longitudinal sides (17).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: Markus Feurer
  • Publication number: 20080310766
    Abstract: The present invention is a system for shipping and discharging contents. The system comprises a liner including a front portion, a rear portion, and first and second side portions, wherein the front, rear, and first and second side portions are sealed together to form a top panel, a bottom panel, a front panel, a rear panel, and two gusseted side panels. At least one opening is provided on one of the front portion, the rear portion, the first side portion, or the second side portion for receiving a fitting. A bladder including at least a front panel and a rear panel and an opening provided in at least one of the panels, wherein the opening is adapted to receive gas, and wherein the bladder is sealed to the top panel of the liner and the bottom panel of the liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: James Plunkett, Joseph Sullivan
  • Patent number: 7211312
    Abstract: The zone of weakening, which is designed as a slot (6a), is bordered by film material (7) on both sides according to length, i.e., across the direction of loading, which is indicated by the arrows F. Tearing (8) which progresses from the edge because of microscopic damage comes to a standstill at the slot (6a) at the latest, because stress peaks are dissipated here and the locally increased stresses are diverted into elements of the film material (7) which are under less stress. Other embodiments include a locally interrupted adhesive layer for separation of an upper film layer from a lower film layer, these two film layers being otherwise glued together. The adhesive-free recesses here constitute zones of weakening in the sense of the present invention. This therefore prevents tears from spreading from one film layer to the next. Furthermore, the propagation of tearing is counteracted due to the dissipation of stresses when a tear that forms in the film layer reaches the zone of weakening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ulrich Moosheimer
  • Patent number: 7195396
    Abstract: Side slot or top opening plastic coin transport bag includes a primary handle at the bag top and an optional bag bottom auxiliary handle enabling two hand or two person lifting and transport. Reinforcing patch panel and heat seals surrounding the opening strengthens the handles. Closure member closes and seals a slot opening or includes a flap top opening closure. Tear-off receipts locate at the bag top, bottom, and/or flap edge. Transverse heat seals between handles and chamber also strengthen the bag. Primary handle patch panel can extend below the front panel slot opening to adhere to closure adhesive if the slot improperly spreads open during closing. Indicia indicates upward orientation of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Inventor: Jonathan Diplock
  • Patent number: 7160028
    Abstract: The convertible tote bag of the present invention comprises a container of any width, depth and length that can be either closed or open at the top, with or without exterior or interior pockets, with two carrying straps of adjustable size that are permanently attached on one end on opposite sides of the bag diagonally across from each other. The convertible tote bag can be carried in the hand or on the shoulder when the end of each strap that is not permanently attached to the bag is selectively attached to the attachment mechanism on the same side of the bag. In this invention there are two ways for the convertible tote bag to be worn as a backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventor: Nancy L. Linday
  • Patent number: 6923574
    Abstract: A flexible pouch of plastic material forms a container having opposed front and back walls, opposed closed side end walls and closed top and bottom walls, a handle formed in the front and back walls for gripping and manipulating the container, the handle comprising a frame member of plastic material having a central opening, the frame member being disposed within the front and back panels which are sealed together along at least the outer periphery of the frame member for snugly encapsulating the frame member in place between the front and back panels, and through openings in the front and back walls are coincident to the central opening of the frame member through which the hand of the user can extend for grasping one of the frame sides of the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Siegel
  • Patent number: 6918699
    Abstract: A tubular sleeve is shaped with a pair of opposing faces, a pair of opposing side walls, and a lowermost terminal edge. Double gussets are simultaneously formed on each opposing side walls of the shaped sleeve inward between the pair of opposing faces of the shaped sleeve and defining substantially square corners at intersection of the longitudinal ribs of the shaped sleeve and the lowermost terminal edge of the shaped sleeve. The square corners of the shaped sleeve are relieved and removed to form a flat bottom. A pair of handles are unitarily formed and integral with the frontal faces extending over the open top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Inventor: Violet Hanson
  • Patent number: 6886980
    Abstract: Side slot or top opening plastic coin transport bag includes a primary handle at the bag top and an optional bag bottom auxiliary handle enabling two hand or two person lifting and transport. Reinforcing patch panel and heat seals surrounding the opening strengthens the handles. Closure member closes and seals a slot opening or includes a flap top opening closure. Tear-off receipts locate at the bag top, bottom, and/or flap edge. Transverse heat seals between handles and chamber also strengthen the bag. Primary handle patch panel can extend below the front panel slot opening to adhere to closure adhesive if the slot improperly spreads open during closing. Indicia indicates upward orientation of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Inventor: Jonathan Diplock
  • Publication number: 20040146223
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bag assembly for foods, in particular granular foods, including at least one bag which comprises two main walls (11, 12) joined by two side faces forming a gusset (S1, S2, S) along each side edge of the said main walls, and gripping means for the bag assembly, characterized in that the gripping means are implanted close to a side edge of each bag of the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Marquet, Michel Colas
  • Publication number: 20040136619
    Abstract: A container (186) is provided with a tubular body (188) of a multi-plied material. The body (188) has an openable end (190) and a sealed ended (192) with foldable and securable closure means that facilitate the non-destructive repeated opening and closing of the container (186). The closure means is integrally formed with the container (186) by the shape cutting and folded formation of the container end (190) during manufacture. The closure means is sectioned to include an openable section (196) which incorporates discharge means in the form of a pouring spout for discharge of container contents, and a closed section (198) which is adapted to incorporate carrying means (298) such as a handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Philip Bruce Spork, Edward John Charles Howard
  • Publication number: 20040032993
    Abstract: For the production of loop handle shopping bags based on semi-tube sheeting consisting of thermoplastic plastic, an edge strip of the semi-tube sheeting is folded onto itself and reinforcement warps, consisting of a weld-friendly thermoplastic plastic that provides a good weld, are attached on the interior sides of the edge areas by means of glueing or welding at a distance corresponding to the width of the shopping bags to be produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2002
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventor: Konrad Tetenborg
  • Publication number: 20030235350
    Abstract: A bulk bag comprising a bottom wall and at least one side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall is provided with at least one pocket secured to the exterior of the side wall and extending substantially vertically. The pocket receives a support member which maintains the side wall of the bulk bag in an upright, open configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventors: Joe Ronald Richardson, Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Publication number: 20030179956
    Abstract: A patch handle bottom valve bag is formed from a tubular length of plastics material and is provided with a reinforcing patch, of a width less than 50% the width of the bag, adjacent the upper edge of the bag. The patch is heat sealed to one panel of the bag by a pair of linear heat seals and a handle opening is pieced through the patch and the underlying panels of the bag. The bag includes a heat seal which extends transversely of the bag, spaced from the upper edge thereof, this heat seal also extending across the patch adjacent the lower edge thereof. The bottom of the bag is formed in a conventional manner into a block bottom with a valve sleeve inserted and secured therein. The provision of the heat sealed reinforcing patch provides a stronger bag, one which uses less material, and one which will have fewer manufacturing problems when compared to existing reinforced bags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventors: Terrance Douglas Penner, Abraham Brian Nobels
  • Publication number: 20030059131
    Abstract: It is disclosed a bag (2) provided with an improved support device (1) defined by at least one tubular element (7) having a bent intermediate portion (7a) and end portions (7b) inserted in the bag (2), the tubular element (7) being of thermofusible plastic material, and the end portions (7b) being connected to the bag (2) by heatsealing. The bag is formed arranging at least one tubular element (7) of thermofusible plastic material, bending the tubular element (7) to impose a configuration on it which comprises a bent intermediate portion (7a) and end portions (7b) substantially parallel to each other, inserting the end portions into the mouth (3) of a bag (2) and connecting the bag (2) and end portions (7b) to each other by heatsealing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Applicant: SQUARE BOTTOM
    Inventor: Ralph Drake
  • Patent number: 6502882
    Abstract: A handle and strap for use with a tool storage bag is disclosed. The handle is uniquely formed into the strap and is made for carrying heavy loads. The strap includes first and second ends each including a first and a second leg. The first leg is folded generally in half over itself and placed within and affixed to the second leg which is also folded generally in half over itself to form an overlap. A covering material is wrapped around the overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Scott Snider, James Pangerc, Matthew J. Holland
  • Patent number: 6374461
    Abstract: A thin flexible handle for carrying a bag in which the gripping portion of the handle is separated from respective legs by a gap having a surface having a radius of curvature sufficient to provide the handle with resistance to tearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Exopack, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Gober, Doug Turner
  • Patent number: 6353215
    Abstract: The invention relates to a soft-sided carrying case and a method of manufacture thereof. The carrying case is made from moisture-impermeable, flexible, stretchable material, particularly adapted for outdoor use. A main body of the bag is secured by dielectric welding with a pair of drop-shaped end panels to form the carrying case. The main body, being cut on a bias, allows stretching of narrow ends of the main body to substantially conform to the drop-shaped end panels and form a wrinkle-free attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Inventors: Eric Revels, James Diaz
  • Patent number: 6338180
    Abstract: An assemblable handle includes two elements made of synthetic material, each element connected to a strap that forms a loop. A male element has the general shape of an inverted “T” in cross section and includes a sole and a lengthwise rib. A female element has the general shape of an inverted “U” in cross section with an inside cavity capable of fitting elastically onto the lengthwise rib of the male element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Janisset SA
    Inventor: Gilles Massard
  • Patent number: 6216305
    Abstract: A washing apparatus for golfers, comprises: a flexible container for containing washing liquid and for receiving objects to be washed therein, a handle connected to the container for manipulating same; and a support mechanism for suspending the container and the handle from a golf bag and for restricting movement of the container relative to the golf bag when suspended therefrom. The container includes an access opening defined therein through which objects such as golf club heads may be inserted, a closure for selectively sealing the opening, at least one flap extending away from the closure, a brush disposed within said container for scrubbing against objects inserted into the container during a washing operation, and (optionally) a baffle for baffling movement of the washing liquid toward the opening after the liquid is placed in the container. The handle is operatively connected to the container flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Inventor: William K. Joh
  • Patent number: 6139186
    Abstract: A tie bag having improved tie features is provided by increasing the thickness of the tie features as compared to the bag thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: First Brands Corporation
    Inventor: Robert W. Fraser
  • Patent number: 5993062
    Abstract: The invention is a bulk container having at least one lifting strap for lifting and transporting the container, a lifting strap for use with a bulk container and a method for producing a lifting strap. The lifting strap is generally planar, defines a strap plane and is comprised of a material. The lifting strap has first and second ends, a length extending therebetween, first and second edges and a width extending therebetween. Further, the lifting strap is comprised of at least one longitudinal rib extending along a portion of the length of the lifting strap such that the rib urges the lifting strap to raise to an upstanding position for acceptance of a lifting member therein, wherein the rib is comprised of a fixed discontinuity in the material such that the rib extends outside the strap plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventor: William Shackleton
  • Patent number: 5865540
    Abstract: A process of manufacturing a bulk bag begins with a tubular blank of woven polypropylene material which is cut along first transversely extending lines 64 to form the upper edges of lift sleeve portions 76, cut along longitudinally extending lines 66 to form the side edges of the lift sleeve portions 76, and cut along substantially transversely extending lines 68 situated at the midpoint of the lines 66 to form opposed top wall halves 72 and opposed bottom wall halves 74. The top wall halves and the bottom wall halves are then sewn together along sew lines 82 and 84, respectively. Sidewalls 70' are joined to the bottom wall halves 74 along sew lines 86, and the top wall halves 72 are joined to the sidewalls 70' along sew lines 88. The lift sleeve portions 76 may be configured to provide lift sleeve, lift rope, or single point lift construction. The top and bottom walls may be provided with a fill chute and discharge chute, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: Super Sack Mfg. Corp.
    Inventors: Norwin C. Derby, Craig A. Nickell, Bobby Glenn Brown