Including Means For Reclosing The Bag Patents (Class 383/203)
  • Patent number: 10364078
    Abstract: A ready-made wrapper that can be used at home to wrap an article such as a snack bar and a method of making same is provided. The wrapper is a precision scored laminate comprising a flexible bottom layer adhered to a flexible top layer at least in part by a pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA). In one embodiment the bottom layer is scored so that one or more peripheral portions of the bottom layer can be removed and discarded, leaving a wrapper having an adhesive perimeter. After an article is placed in the center of the wrapper, the wrapper can be folded around the article to create an airtight package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott William Huffer
  • Patent number: 10273068
    Abstract: A reclosable package is described that includes inner and outer film layers. Each of the inner and outer film layers includes die cuts that are designed to create a peelable flap portion that, when pulled back by the user, reveals an opening of the package for providing access to the contents of the package. In particular, the inner film layer has an inner die cut that includes a cross-directional cut line. While the cross-directional cut line in conventional packages is a straight line, the package described herein uses a line that has one or more radii of curvature. In this way, the vibrations that may otherwise be generated during the rotary die cutting process are reduced, and more consistent cut depths can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob Donald Prue Branyon, Donovan Young, Eugene Smith
  • Patent number: 10160582
    Abstract: A package integrity feature for a recloseable package is provided. The recloseable package may be made from a laminate film and may comprise a scored inner layer having a machine direction and a scored outer layer laminated together with both permanent adhesive and pressure sensitive adhesive to form a recloseable flap that covers an opening in a package body. The package integrity feature may be a strip of material cut into the inner layer of the laminate film in such a way that the strip breaks when the package is opened, leaving one end of the strip attached to the package body and the opposite end attached to the recloseable flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Donald Gagne, Eugene Tirrell Smith
  • Patent number: 10124932
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bag (1) comprising: —two walls (10, 20), —two support webs (12, 22), each comprising at least one complementary section (3), an upper edge (12a, 22a), —two extension webs (14, 24), each comprising an upper part (14a, 24a) fixed to a respective wall (10, 20) of the bag (1) close to the mouth (5), and a lower part (14b, 24b) that is movable with respect to said wall (10, 20), the support webs (12, 22) being fixed to a respective wall (10, 20) by way of a respective extension web (14, 24) away from their upper edge (12a, 22a), such that the traction on the walls (10, 20) of the bag (1) when the complementary sections (3) are in contact causes the support webs (12, 22) to rotate about said complementary sections (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: S2F FLEXICO
    Inventor: Romain Martial
  • Patent number: 10093456
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing (S) a bag (3) by means of blown film extrusion, including the following steps: extruding (S2) plastic such as to form an annular film (2) including closing assemblies (10, 20), said annular film being intended to form the walls of the bag; and blowing (S5) the annular film such as to form a sheath, the complementary profile sections (14, 24) of each of the closing assemblies (10, 20) being integrally formed with a base (18, 28) connected to the annular film (2) via a connection rod (19, 29) that extends parallel to the longitudinal axis (X) between the annular film (2) and the base (18, 28) and is designed to keep the base (18, 28) separated from the annular film (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: S2F FLEXICO
    Inventors: Philippe Georges, Henri Bois, William Delasalle
  • Patent number: 10081484
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a reclosable pack (1) of smoking articles (2), said pack comprising a sealed enclosure having a front wall, a back wall, two side walls (7), a top-end wall (8) and a bottom-end wall (6), said enclosure comprising a flexible packaging laminate around a bundle of smoking articles (2), the laminate having a built-in easy-opening access comprising a permanently tacky adhesive (3) sandwiched between two film structures, said structures comprising an outer score line (13) formed through the thickness of the outer layer structure (12) and an inner score line (14) formed through the thickness of the inner layer structure (9), both delimiting separable opening portions, in which a region of the outer opening portion between the outer (13) and inner (14) score lines is attached to an underlying surface of the inner structure via a permanently tacky adhesive (3), the outer opening portion being peelable from the underlying surface of the inner layer structure (9) to build an opening f
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Amcor Flexibles
    Inventor: Jens Pilzecker
  • Patent number: 10071841
    Abstract: A scored package is described. The first panel of the package comprises a multilayer film with an exterior layer having a nonlinear first score Sine and an interior layer having a linear second score line. The first score line and the second score fine are positioned non-parallel in a plane of the package such that the first score line intersects the second score line to form an opening in the package at the second score line when the exterior layer and the interior layer are separated. Separation of the exterior layer and the interior layer also forms an adhesive-free pour spout in the separated exterior layer. Various embodiments of various package configurations, score line configurations, multilayer film structures and methods of manufacturing are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Bemis Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan R. Tracy, Jay D. Hodson
  • Patent number: 9520150
    Abstract: A flexible package being capable and being adapted for accommodating a multiplicity of absorbent articles. The package has a substantially parallelepiped-shape and further comprises a frame. The frame is completely surrounding the top gusset extending upwardly and substantially orthogonally from the top gusset. The flexible package also comprises a handle extending over the top gusset. It is a further object of the present invention to provide a method of manufacturing a flexible package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gambel Company
    Inventors: Andreas Peter Motsch, Oliver Heilmann, Christoph Wolfgang Siegfried Beck, Lucio Frias, Sarah Ann Lavash, Thomas Rethschulte, Rudolph Haimerl, Alfons Stahl
  • Patent number: 9346598
    Abstract: A resealable package integrity closure includes a lamination of films comprising a layer forming a top of container and having a scored flap defining an access opening to gain access to the contents of the container. The score that defines the opening flap cuts only into the outer layer of the film lamination and not through the sealing layer of film. A pressure-sensitive label functions as a sealing panel which completely covers the flap of the laminated film layer. A releasable adhesive is provided a pressure sensitive label that is applied over the film layer forming the top of the container. The pressure-sensitive label provides a sealing panel which is releasable from the film layer outside the perimeter of the score by peeling back the sealing panel. After opening the flap, the sealing panel of the pressure-sensitive label is reclosable against the top to seal the access opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Richard V. Docherty
  • Patent number: 9315299
    Abstract: A package having a reclosable pour spout is disclosed, with the package including front and rear package panels which may be joined at respective side edges thereof by inwardly extending side gussets. An upper edge portion of the package is removable, including one of the side gussets, to form a pour spout for dispensing the contents of the package. A fastener strip, which can be detachably connected to itself, extends between confronting inside surfaces of the front and rear package panels, adjacent to the pour spout, whereby the pour spout can be conveniently closed after the package is initially opened. A method of forming the present package is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Innoflex Incorporated
    Inventor: James W. Yeager
  • Patent number: 9302821
    Abstract: An exemplary reclosable bag includes a first ply joined to a second ply to define a main bag portion having a compartment and a product receiving opening. A reclosing flap is connected to the main bag portion and is spaced apart from the product receiving opening. A reclosing material and a release material are applied to the bag and are arranged such that the reclosing material releasably adheres to the release material. The reclosing flap is movable between a passive position and an active position. A bag opening zone formed in the main bag portion proximate the reclosing flap may be opened to create a product retrieval opening for retrieving a product from the compartment. The product is returned to the compartment through the product retrieval opening, and the compartment is reclosed by moving the reclosing flap from the passive position to the active position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Automated Packaging Systems
    Inventor: Rick Steven Wehrmann
  • Patent number: 9221591
    Abstract: An easy-open and reclosable package includes a pouch including a discrete laminate including a tape including a base strip coated with a pressure sensitive adhesive, and a panel section having a die cut defining a die cut segment the panel section adhered by the PSA to the base strip; the discrete laminate anchored to a first side panel; and a product in the pouch. The die cut segment is so arranged with respect to the pressure sensitive adhesive that when the package is opened, the package can be reclosed by adhering any of the first side panel, second side panel, and panel section to the pressure sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew W. Moehlenbrock
  • Patent number: 9211989
    Abstract: Provided is a blister package made by heat molding a plastic film or sheet, creating a container portion of a fixed space, storing a drug or miscellaneous products in the space, and having a cover sheet attached to a flange of the container portion so as to create a sealing function, and the blister packing container enables repeated resealing and enhanced sealing of an opened outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: BLISSPACK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Won Ahn, Hyung Jae Kim
  • Patent number: 9187228
    Abstract: A resealable closure for a container or package in which package integrity is indicated by a structure which breaks and/or produces an audible sound when the resealable closure is opened for a first time. The package integrity feature, in one form includes at least one strip or frangible structure that is initially affixed to two portions which comprise the resealable closure so that upon opening the resealable closure for a first time, at least one of the strips breaks. The strips may include a weakened portion such as a narrowing. Integrity of the package is indicated by an intact strip viewable upon opening the resealable closure and conversely, a broken or non-intact strip would indicate that the resealable closure has been previously opened. Package integrity may also be shown by a movable second panel or movable die cut tab portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Carole A. Vogt, Jeffrey Thomas Weber
  • Patent number: 9162414
    Abstract: A method for preparing a scored flexible structure that has utility in the construction of packaging structures, including steps of: (i) providing a structure as a web of flexible material; (ii) enhancing a thickness of the structure in a discrete region thereof by applying a substantially all-solids electron-beam-curable polymer material in fluid form onto the discrete region, the discrete region occupying a minor percentage of a total surface area of the structure; (iii) curing the polymer material by irradiating the polymer material with an electron beam, thereby forming an EB-cured polymer region; and (iv) forming a score line through a thickness of the EB-cured polymer region and through the thickness of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Huffer, Rod Pettis
  • Patent number: 8979370
    Abstract: An easy-open and reclosable package includes a pouch including a discrete laminate including a base strip, a panel section, and a die cut defining a die cut segment; a first and second anchor seal; the base strip including a sealing segment, backing segment, and intermediate layer including a pressure sensitive adhesive; and a product disposed in the pouch. The die cut segment is so arranged that when the package is opened, the sealing segment is partially removed from the base strip, the pressure sensitive adhesive is partially exposed, and the package can thereafter be reclosed by adhering any of the first side panel, second side panel, and panel section to the pressure sensitive adhesive. Methods of making the package, and a pouch, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Moehlenbrock, Sumita Sanjeevi Ranganathan
  • Patent number: 8951591
    Abstract: A resealable closure for packages is provided which has a package integrity feature. The closure includes a two-ply material having an inner film layer and an outer film layer, forming a top of container. The outer film layer has a sealing panel completely covering a first panel and a second panel of the inner film layer. The sealing panel is permanently attached to the first panel and is releasably affixed a portion of the inner film layer around the perimeter of the first panel to form an opening in the top when the sealing panel with affixed first panel is peeled back from the top. The sealing panel is resealable against the top to seal the opening when the sealing panel is moved back against the top. The package integrity feature comprises the second panel of the inner layer which separates from the sealing panel to indicate that the container has been previously opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Carole Anne Vogt, Gladys Odette Moncayo, Jeffrey Thomas Weber, Elizabeth A. McDermott, Douglas H. Philipsen
  • Patent number: 8944684
    Abstract: A bag construction for use to distribute flowable material is provided. The bag construction generally includes a first and second panel sections and one or more side gusset panel sections. An internal gusset member may be positioned inside the bag construction, between the first and second panel sections. A tape is disposed inside the bag construction and secures portions of end edges to other sections. In preferred embodiments, a bag construction includes an openable and reclosable closure arrangement and an anti-tamper arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ampac Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Gary Michael Bell
  • Publication number: 20150023614
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a flexible pouch containing goods on a roll. The flexible pouch comprises a first flexible side wall, a second flexible side wall, a third flexible side wall, and a fourth flexible side wall. Adjacent flexible side walls are attached to one another to define the flexible pouch. At least two rolls of goods are located within the flexible pouch. A gusseted bottom is provided in the flexible pouch, a seal extending across the flexible pouch securing the bottom end of the flexible pouch. A gusseted top may also be provided in the flexible pouch with a seal extending across the flexible pouch securing the top end of the flexible pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventor: Cobler A. Cobler
  • Publication number: 20150016756
    Abstract: Packaging (10) comprising a wrapper of flexible material (14) folded about a product (12) into a sleeve with opposed longitudinal side edge regions overlapping and sealed together to form a longitudinal seal, the ends of the sleeve being closed by transverse end seals (24, 26). An opening arrangement comprises an aperture in a main body (28) of the wrapper adjacent one of the end seals (24). The wrapper has a flap portion (32) integrally formed with the main body for closing the aperture. The flap portion includes an opening tab portion (62) located at least partially within or on said one end seal (24) that can be grasped by a user to initiate opening of the package. The flap portion (32) may be bonded to the main body (28) by means of a peelable and re-sealable adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew Down, Simon Bradbury
  • Patent number: 8905638
    Abstract: An easy-open and reclosable package includes a pouch including a discrete strip, between first and second side panels; including a sealing segment, a backing segment, and an intermediate layer including a pressure sensitive adhesive, the first surface of the strip anchored to the inner surface of the first panel at a first location, and the second surface of the strip anchored to the inner surface of the second side panel at a first location; a die cut in the first panel, defining a primary die cut segment so arranged that when the package is opened, it can be reclosed by adhering the adhesive to the first side panel; and a product in the pouch. A secondary die cut segment can be disposed between the primary die cut segment and an end of the package. This secondary die cut can be at least partially underlain by the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Moehlenbrock, Sumita Sanjeevi Ranganathan
  • Patent number: 8889205
    Abstract: A resealable package integrity closure includes a film layer forming a top of a container and a flap defining an access opening. A sealing panel completely covers the flap of the film layer. A releasable adhesive is provided on either or both the film layer and the sealing panel for adhering the sealing panel to the film layer. The sealing panel is releasable from the film layer by pulling the sealing panel back in a peeling direction and reclosable against the top to seal the access opening when the sealing panel is moved back against the top. A coating of transferable material is provided on either the sealing panel or on the film layer, which is transferable therebetween to provide a visual indication that the closure has been previously opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Gladys Odette Sierra-Gomez, Ron Exner, Olav Dagestad, Alexis Julian Gracia-Lugo
  • Patent number: 8858077
    Abstract: A reclosable package that includes a pouch of flexible material that includes a reclosable closure secured to the flexible material adjacent an opening to releasably retain the opening of the pouch in a closed state. The closure includes fastenable closure strips that extend along opposite sides of the opening and that are releasably fastenable in multiple relative positions spaced along each of two perpendicular directions. The closure and flexible material of the pouch are configured to provide a maximum stiffness, in resistance to bending about a pouch axis extending along the pouch perpendicular to the closure strips, as determined at a point along the closure with the closure strips fastened, that is more than 10 times the maximum stiffness, in resistance to bending about the pouch axis, of one of the closure strips as secured to the flexible material, as determined at the point along the closure with the closure strips unfastened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventor: William H. Shepard
  • Publication number: 20140270596
    Abstract: A child resistant zipper closure for a plastic bag includes a zipper closure having a hood arrangement that includes at least a non-removable hood section in covering relation to a first portion of the zipper closure. There can be slider to open and close the closure, and the non-removable hood section will be sized to accommodate the slider. The hood arrangement can include a removable section to expose the zipper closure and allow access to the slider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Reynolds Presto Products Inc.
    Inventors: Roger E. Dowler, William D. Coffey, Janet M. Fleury
  • Publication number: 20140270597
    Abstract: A package with a resealable opening is provided. In one embodiment, the resalable opening includes a lid that may be peeled from the packaging to expose an opening and an adhesive area. The lid may later be adhered back to the packaging by contacting a portion of the lid with the adhesive area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MARS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Robert Friedman, Jason Dudek
  • Patent number: 8814430
    Abstract: A package for a food product is provided and includes a fin seal, where the package is configured for controlled opening using an opening feature. The opening feature may include an integral flap separable from the remainder of the package to form an access opening to an interior of the package. The flap may be defined by one or more score or scribed lines that extend only partially through the package. The flap may have a portion extending into the fin seal area. Opening of the flap may expose adhesive of the fin seal area which can be utilized for attaching the flap to reclose the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Veternik, Stefan Scheuch, Ronald H. Exner, Olav Dagestad, Paul E. Doll, Deborah A. Lyzenga
  • Publication number: 20140177983
    Abstract: A flat-bottomed bag is formed from a flexible sheet that initially is flat prior to being manipulated to form the bag. The sheet is a laminate of a first web and a second web laminated together by an adhesive layer disposed between the webs. The sheet defines a plurality of serially connected side wall panels collectively defining a vertically extending side wall of the bag, and a plurality of bottom panels respectively connected to the side wall panels at respective fold lines. The bottom panels are folded about the fold lines and are attached together to form a flat bottom wall configured to support the bag in an upright orientation. The adhesive layer is in a partial-coverage pattern that includes adhesive-free regions located along each fold line between each bottom panel and the respective side wall panel connected therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Edward Trollen
  • Patent number: 8746483
    Abstract: A container for a food product including a tamper-evident closure which forms an opening of a container. The closure comprises a sealing layer, adhesively sealed to the top of the container around the opening. The sealing layer is releasable from the container by pulling back on the sealing layer and resealable against the top layer to seal the opening when the sealing layer is moved back against the top. The tamper-evident feature comprises a portion of the top adjacent the opening and covered by the sealing layer, which extends from a position spaced from, and extends towards and terminates at the opening of the container. A portion of the tamper-evident feature falls into the container after the sealing layer has been pulled back for a first time to thereby indicate that the container has been previously opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Gladys O Sierra-Gomez, Douglas Philipsen, Carole Cole
  • Patent number: 8722122
    Abstract: A resealable closure for packages is provided which has a package integrity feature. The closure includes a two-ply material having an inner film layer and an outer film layer, forming a top of container. The outer film layer has a sealing panel completely covering a first panel and a second panel of the inner film layer. The sealing panel is permanently attached to the first panel and is releasably affixed a portion of the inner film layer around the perimeter of the first panel to form an opening in the top when the sealing panel with affixed first panel is peeled back from the top. The sealing panel is resealable against the top to seal the opening when the sealing panel is moved back against the top. The package integrity feature comprises the second panel of the inner layer which separates from the sealing panel to indicate that the container has been previously opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Carole Anne Vogt, Gladys Odette Moncayo, Jeffrey Thomas Weber, Elizabeth A. McDermott, Douglas H. Philipsen
  • Publication number: 20140079343
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a reclosable flexible film package with a flexible film having a folded edge, at least two opposing free edges, and at least a front panel and a back panel. The front and back panels define an interior space. The flexible film package also may have a score in the flexible film of the front panel forming a flap that defines an opening when the flap is moved upward, toward the folded edge and a label extending uninterrupted from edge to edge of the at least two opposing free edges, the label being attached on the film by pressure sensitive adhesive, and extending beyond the score on the front panel to reseal the package opening defined by the flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Deborah A. Lyzenga, Jeffrey T. Weber, James Anthony Glydon, Evan Michael Ziolkowski
  • Patent number: 8646972
    Abstract: A seal base, which is thicker than a thick portion and is bondable to an inner surface of a bag body, is continuously connected to one of belt-like bases of a zipper tape via a belt-like cutting portion that is thinner than the thick portion and separates a containing space from an outside. A first linking portion having a first corner (a) is defined by a cutting outer surface of the cutting portion and a seal outer continuous surface of the seal base. A second linking portion having a second corner (b) is defined by a contained cutting surface of the cutting portion and a contained seal continuous surface of the seal base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Idemitsu Unitech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Tanaka, Tomohiko Tamaoki
  • Patent number: 8622618
    Abstract: An easy-open and reclosable package includes a pouch including a discrete laminate including a tape including a base strip coated with a pressure sensitive adhesive, and a panel section, the inner surface of the panel section having an easy-open sealant, the panel section adhered by the PSA to the base strip; the discrete laminate anchored to a first side panel; and a product in the pouch. When the package is opened, the package can be reclosed by adhering the first or second side panel to the pressure sensitive adhesive. Methods for making the package, and a pouch, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew W. Moehlenbrock
  • Publication number: 20140000219
    Abstract: A resealable packaging container for housing goods includes a wrapper of a flexible material that encloses the goods within. A perforated panel is cut into the wrapper for movement between open and closed positions. The perforated panel defines a wrapper opening in the wrapper when the perforated panel is in the open position to allow access to the goods disposed within the resealable packaging container. A pressure sensitive coated collar adhesively engages the inner surface of the wrapper underneath the perforated panel to partially surround the wrapper opening. The pressure sensitive coated collar includes an open central portion that is disposed inwardly of the wrapper opening and an exposed region that extends between the wrapper opening and the open central portion. The perforated panel reseals to the exposed region of the pressure sensitive coated collar in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Pezzoli
  • Publication number: 20130279831
    Abstract: A bag construction has a sheet of material in the form of a flattened tube having front and back panels defining sides and where the tube has an open end. There is a line of weakness proceeding from the open end of the bag through the front and back panels. The line of weakness is located substantially centrally with respect to the sides of the bag and sized so that when the line of weakness is torn, two opposing lengths of material are formed. The lengths sized to allow the tying of a knot thereby, so as to substantially seal the open end of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Texas Ice Express, LLC
    Inventor: Ramon Ibarra
  • Patent number: 8545099
    Abstract: A flexible packaging laminate formed by an outer structure joined to an inner structure. Score lines are formed in both structures to form a flap that is lifted to open the package. The score line through the outer structure defines a larger opening than the score line through the inner structure, such that a marginal region of the outer structure extends beyond the edge of the opening portion of the inner structure. A pressure-sensitive adhesive is used to re-adhere the marginal region to an underlying surface of the inner structure adjacent the opening through the laminate. The outer score line includes at least one tab having one end integrally joined to an outer edge of the flap and an opposite end anchored to a portion of the outer structure spaced from the outer edge, the tab being torn through upon initial creation of the opening through the flexible packaging laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Davis, Scott William Huffer
  • Patent number: 8540428
    Abstract: A belt-shaped base of a male member of a zipper tape attached to an inner surface of a bag body includes: a main body on which an engagement portion is provided; a first projecting portion provided on an opening-side of the main body; a thin portion connected to an opening-side of the first projecting portion; and a second projecting portion connected to an opening-side of the thin portion. A belt-shaped base of a female member includes: a main body; a first projecting portion; a thin portion; and a second projecting portion. When the zipper tape is fused onto the bag body, a space is provided between the thin portions and a film of the bag body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Idemitsu Unitech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nanba, Kenichi Tanaka, Shuichi Goto
  • Patent number: 8523440
    Abstract: A fillable, sealable, disposable container for storing, transporting and consuming a liquid, such as an individual beverage serving, has opposed front and back walls joined along their opposed sides. Each wall has an upper portion, defining an opening for filling the container, and a lower portion, connecting the lower portions of the front and back walls, for stabilizing the container for filling. A sealable fluid-tight liquid retaining seal is provided at the opening, for sealing the container when filled. Means are provided for creating a hole in the front wall of the container to extract the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Bevi Corporation
    Inventors: Eileen Walker, Kim Maguire
  • Patent number: 8517609
    Abstract: A container, or package, that is separable for resizing the container after the contents are partially consumed. One or more mid-package separable seals are positioned between the top and bottom of a package. The seal in the sealed configuration flexibly provides package integrity with an air-tight seal and connection. In the operated configuration, the seal separates the package into two sections, allowing the package to assume a size that is suitable for the volume of material remaining. In one embodiment, the mid-package separable seal includes a sealing strip that is adhesively attached to the outside of the package and covers a tear line/strip formed in the material of the package. Removal of the sealing strip allows the tear line to separate the package into two sections. In another embodiment, a connecting strip is attached to two sections of the package and the connecting strip has an integral tear line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher W. Conner
  • Publication number: 20130209004
    Abstract: An easy-open and reclosable package includes a pouch including a reclosure mechanism including a first and second interlocking strip each having an interlocking segment having a base surface and an interlocking surface; a die cut in a panel section, the die cut defining a die cut segment so arranged that when the die cut segment is displaced, and the package is opened, a product can be accessed between the first and second interlocking strips, the first and second interlocking surfaces are at least partially exposed, and the package can thereafter be reclosed by folding the package such that the interlocking surface of the first interlocking strip is interlocked with the interlocking surface of the second interlocking strip. The first and second strips are not exposed until the package is initially opened, and are not interlocked with one another until the package is initially opened and then reclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: CRYOVAC, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Owensby, Howard Dean Conner, Billy W. Austin, Hubert J. Cook, Andrew W. Moehlenbrock
  • Publication number: 20130202231
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-layered composite bag used to store bulk type products such as pet food, seeds, fertilizer, cereals, grains, charcoal, sand, gravel, and other bulk products, including without limitation bulk products intended for human and non-human consumption, and provides a more efficient manufacturing process than using a paper/plastic structure. The present invention provides a bag comprising a middle layer of woven mesh tubing to which an outer layer of solid plastic film is adhered using polypropylene or other polylaminates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: COATING EXCELLENCE INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventor: COATING EXCELLENCE INTERNATIONAL LLC
  • Patent number: 8499959
    Abstract: A packet including a closure having a base portion and a flap portion which is at least in use pivotable with respect to the base portion about a pivoting axis; and a face with a flap area corresponding to the flap portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Tadbik Ltd.
    Inventors: Shlomit Chasid, Uri Zaidman
  • Publication number: 20130177266
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns flexible reclosable containers with a one way valve which provides a means to vent fluids, particularly air, from the interior of container when the repeatedly reclosable closure member, typically a zipper, is in a closed state. It also concerns a process for creating such a valve using a seal bar with voids to create a channel which passes behind the closure member. The valve which is disclosed involves a channel which comprises a central passageway which connects a port which communicates with the environment to a port which communicates with the interior of the package. Also disclosed is the concept of using this valve with a readily removable hermetic seal such that the port intended to communicate the environment initially communicates with the headspace between the reclosable closure member and the hermetic seal but does communicate with the environment when the hermetic seal is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: CURWOOD, INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin Paul Mack
  • Publication number: 20130121624
    Abstract: Flexible film packages having a partial, initial seal against ambient atmosphere and are easily openable and reclosable. The flexible film packages are generally resealable to extend the shelf-life or freshness of products contained therein once the package is initially opened. By one approach, the flexible film has two opposing edge portions that meet to form a longitudinal seal extending from a first end seal to a second end seal. The flexible film may have a score that defines a package opening. An elongated closure layer (14) may extend over the score and may extend from a first end seal (26) to a second end seal (28) and within the opposing edge portions that form the longitudinal seal (24). The elongated closure layer may have a tack-free gripping portion (40) used to release at least a portion of the elongated closure from the flexible film to form the package opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Deborah A. Lyzenga, Jeffrey T. Weber, Paul E. Doll, Louis P. Feneth
  • Publication number: 20130121623
    Abstract: Flexible film packages having a body defining an interior contents cavity and having a first and second end seal (36, 38) and a longitudinal fin seal (40) extending from the first to second end seal; the body having a first side portion (40) having the longitudinal fin seal and a second side portion (30) opposite the first side portion; a score (24) formed in the flexible film at the second side portion defining an opening upon initial rupturing; a closure layer (26) covering the score and a portion of the second side portion around the score and extending on to at least a portion of the first side portion; and the closure layer on the second side portion being capable of at least partial removal from the flexible film to rupture the score and form an opening; and the closure layer on the first side portion resisting further removal of the closure layer from the flexible film
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Deborah A. Lyzenga, Louis P. Fenech
  • Publication number: 20130114918
    Abstract: Packages and methods having a flexible film (12) defining an interior contents cavity and having a first pair of opposing edge portions forming a first end seal (18), a second pair of opposing edge portions forming a second end seal (20), and a third pair of opposing edge portions forming a longitudinal fin seal (14) extending from the first end seal to the second end seal; the body having a first side portion having the longitudinal fin seal and a second side portion generally opposite the first side portion; a score (42) formed in the flexible film at the second side portion and defining an opening to the contents cavity upon initial rupturing and configured to propagate film tear longitudinally towards the second end-seal; a closure label (40) covering at least portion of the score, but less than the entire score; and a pressure sensitive adhesive being between the closure layer and the flexible film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Deborah A. Lyzenga, Jeffrey T. Weber
  • Patent number: 8408792
    Abstract: A resealable closure for a container in which package integrity is indicated by a structure which breaks and/or produces an audible sound when the resealable closure is opened for a first time. The package integrity feature, in one form includes at least one strip initially affixed to two portions which comprise the resealable closure so that upon opening the resealable closure for a first time, at least one of the strips breaks, thereby producing the audible sound. The strips may include a weakened portion such as a narrowing. Integrity of the package is indicated by an intact strip viewable upon opening the resealable closure and conversely, a broken or non-intact strip would indicate that the resealable closure has been previously opened. Package integrity may also be shown by a movable second panel or movable die cut tab portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Carole A. Cole, Jeffrey Thomas Weber
  • Patent number: 8398306
    Abstract: A reclosable flexible package having a reclosable closure comprising easy-to-use adhesive securement means in combination with non-reclosable closures provided above and below the reclosable closure. The package provides a re-openable seal for reclosing the bag upon a partial discharge of the contents thereof, such as food contents. The flexible package offers manufacturing ease and cost-savings, and tamper-resistance. The flexible package also may be incorporated into a bag-in-box package configuration. Methods of making and filling the package also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Panagiotis Kinigakis, Kenneth C. Pokusa
  • Publication number: 20130064477
    Abstract: A resealable closure for packages is provided which has a package integrity feature. The closure includes a two-ply material having an inner film layer and an outer film layer, forming a top of container. The outer film layer has a sealing panel completely covering a first panel and a second panel of the inner film layer. The sealing panel is permanently attached to the first panel and is releasably affixed a portion of the inner film layer around the perimeter of the first panel to form an opening in the top when the sealing panel with affixed first panel is peeled back from the top. The sealing panel is resealable against the top to seal the opening when the sealing panel is moved back against the top. The package integrity feature comprises the second panel of the inner layer which separates from the sealing panel to indicate that the container has been previously opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Carole Anne Vogt, Gladys Odette Sierra-Gomez, Jeffrey Thomas Weber, Elizabeth A. McDermott, Douglas H. Philipsen
  • Patent number: 8360643
    Abstract: A package formed of a package material comprising a heat-sealable inner layer, an outer layer, and a pressure-sensitive adhesive disposed between the inner layer and the outer layer. The package may include a gusset with a center fold that divides the gusset into a first folded portion and a second folded portion. The package may further include a transverse heat-seal region extending across the gusset whereby the first folded portion is sealed to itself by mating surfaces of the heat-sealable inner layer and the second folded portion is sealed to itself by mating surfaces of the heat-sealable inner layer. The package may also include a patterned die cut formed in the heat-sealable inner layer, wherein at least a portion of the patterned die cut is adjacent to the transverse heat-seal region of the gusset so as to allow a portion of the inner layer to delaminate and expose a portion of the pressure-sensitive adhesive when the center fold is unfolded and the resealable pour spout is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Printpack Illinois, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Komro, Nathan Franklin, Edward J. Cigallio
  • Publication number: 20130022295
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a gusseted flexible bag In one embodiment, the flexible bag of the present invention is formed from the tube of material having a front side and a rear side. A pair of laterally disposed opposing gusset folds are formed in the tube along its sides. Each of the folds has a longitudinal crease. The bag further has a rear side flap extending from the rear side of the bag across the width of the tube which is folded over onto and hot air sealed to the front side of the tube of material. The gussets each have a slit approximate a first end of the tube thereby forming a front side flap. A front side flap may also be manufactured, if desired, which is then folded over when the rear side flap is folded so that the front side flat rests under the rear side flap. The rear side flap is hot air sealed to the front side of the bag with the front side flap being sealed therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Allen Michael Shapiro