Bag Portion Completely Separated From The Bag During Tearing Patents (Class 383/209)
  • Patent number: 10493688
    Abstract: A flexible packaging laminate has built-in opening/reclose and tamper-evidence features by forming the laminate from an outer structure joined in face-to-face relation to an inner structure. Score lines are formed in both structures to enable an opening to be formed through the laminate by lifting a flap or the like out of the plane of the laminate. 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 positioned within a heat seal region of the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventor: Scott William Huffer
  • Patent number: 9850037
    Abstract: Described herein are devices pertaining to the closure of containers having at least one opening, such as bags. These devices can have at least one connecting structure configured to fit over at least a part of the container's opening, with the connecting structure being connected to at least two sides of the container. In some embodiments, the closure devices have base structures that the connecting structure can connect to and/or be held in place by. In some embodiments, these base structures are configured such that they substantially conceal the portion of the container to which they are connected. In some embodiments, the base structures have festive shapes, for example, being shaped like a birthday cake or flowers. Coupled with the ability to conceal the underlying container, the closure devices can effectively transform a basic paper bag into an enclosed festive gift bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Lynne-Marie Beard
  • Patent number: 9393161
    Abstract: A package formed of polymer film and containing disposable diapers is disclosed. The package may include mating zip-lock components at a top opening that enable the package to be recloseable, and top portions that extend upwardly beyond the mating zip-lock components, the top portions each having a handle cut therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gautam Bhattacharjee, Xiaoling Qi, Ruoxin Zhang, Alrick Vincent Warner
  • Patent number: 9011006
    Abstract: A bag 1 with a reclosable tape includes a reclosable tape 20 having a male fastener part 21 and a female fastener part 22 attached to one inner surface of a bag body 10, a cut tape 23 provided between mounting base parts 212 and 222 of those fastener parts, and an easily unsealable structure 50 formed on the mounting base part 212 adjacent to the cut tape 23 in an unsealing start part 30 of a side seal part 60 of the bag body. The easily unsealable structure 50 may be formed by: forming a hole portion 50a or a portion formed by a weak line on the mounting base part 212, arranging a thickness of the mounting base part 212 in the unsealing start part 30 so as to be thinner than other portions, or forming a non-adhesive part between the mounting base part 212 and the cut tape 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Idemitsu Unitech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuichi Goto, Kenichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8939643
    Abstract: To provide a tetrahedral shape packaging container or a tetrahedral shape packaging container method in which it prevents stored food from crushing, it maintains the freshness of the stored food or by tear-apart unsealing it can select to use as dish and it can select to reserve left-over food as it is. A tetrahedral shape bag assembly is formed by providing a left side face seam, a right side face seam opposed to the left side face seam, a fastener provided on an upper side and on an inner face of the bag assembly, and an opened lower side face of the bag assembly opposed to the fastener. The opened lower side face of the bag assembly is sealed and a wide width side face seam is formed on the bag assembly in a substantially orthogonal direction to the fastener, thereby it can obtain the tetrahedral shape packaging container having a tetrahedral shape bag assembly. The left side face seam and the right side face seam are tear apart by finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Norio Goto
  • 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
  • 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: 8876383
    Abstract: A flexible film package for storing food products comprises a body with a side wall, a closed bottom end, and a closed top end. The body includes a primary line of weakness and a pair of secondary lines of weakness formed in the side wall. Each of the primary and secondary lines of weakness includes a plurality of score lines spaced apart by non-scored portions of the side wall. The score lines of the primary line of weakness have a greater length, width, and depth than the score lines of the secondary lines of weakness. The non-scored portions between the score lines of the primary line of weakness are longer than the non-scored portions between the score lines of the secondary lines of weakness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Paul Edward Doll, Kofi Ampadu
  • Patent number: 8740458
    Abstract: An easy open bag and method for making the same. A film is fed into a jaw assembly comprising a first seal jaw comprising a blade gap and a second seal jaw comprising a removable insert. The removable insert comprises a blade pin. When the first and second seal jaws are mated, a notch is formed. The film also comprises a score line in the outer layer. Upon tearing the notch the tear propagates along the score line. Thus, the package can be easily opened by initiating a tear at a tear notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Eduard Edwards, Joseph Paul Sagel
  • Patent number: 8727621
    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 first panel, 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: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Owensby, Howard Dean Conner, Billy W. Austin, Hubert J. Cook, Andrew W. Moehlenbrock
  • Patent number: 8696203
    Abstract: Gift bags with removable, configurable and wearable parts and components have multiple interconnected panels which include a bottom panel and multiple interconnected generally vertically oriented side panels which together form a bag or container with an interior volume which is accessible through an opening. Incorporated into or attached to one or more of the side panels or bottom panel are detatchable articles or components, structures or objects which fit with one or more of the side panels. Any of the side panels may be configured in a manner which is both structural and functional as part of the bag enclosure, and aesthetic, ornamental or decorative and multi-dimensionally and graphically. The removable components may form part or all of any of the aesthetic, ornamental or decorative features of any of the side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: American Greetings Corpoation
    Inventors: Karen Rednour, Dan Kopsak, Suzanne M. Lahr Yoder
  • Patent number: 8690431
    Abstract: The present invention provides a package (10) comprising an outer film layer (32) and at least one inner film layer (34,36), the inner and outer film layers being mutually laminated. The package also comprises a pair of mutually spaced lines of weakness (20) in at least the outer film layer, and means (22) for initiating tearing of the film layers. The lines of weakness and tear initiation means are disposed such that activation of the tear initiation means causes controlled tearing of all the film layers along the lines of weakness. The package is particularly suitable for block products such as chocolate bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Mondelez UK Holdings & Services Limited
    Inventor: Douglas Vaughn St. Clair Hughes
  • Publication number: 20140086514
    Abstract: Provided is a packaging bag including a notch being formed in the edge seal portion, the notch serving as a starting point for opening of the bag body, and an easy-to-cut portion disposed on an extension of the notch in an opening direction. The easy-to-cut portion is formed to extend beyond the back seal portion between one side and the other side of the back seal portion, and the ends of the easy-to-cut portion are disposed away from side ends of the bag body, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shohei Yamada
  • Patent number: 8672544
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for water storage and transport uses a container constructed from one of more flexible plastic sheets. A number of chambers for holding water are formed within the container. Each chamber is separated from an adjacent chamber by a web of the flexible plastic sheet. The web of the flexible plastic sheet is perforated to allow adjacent chambers to be separated from one another. In use, the water in the chambers may be liquid or frozen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Scott E. Andochick
  • Patent number: 8657496
    Abstract: A spout member including a base portion which is fixed to a bag body, a cylindrical portion which protrudes upward from the base portion, and a sealing portion which seals a front end of the cylindrical portion through a breakable thin portion is disposed between two sheets of film forming the bag body. A sealing chamber accommodating the cylindrical portion and the sealing portion is opened by tearing the two sheets of film along an opening assisting line. An opening assisting plate protruding to at least one of a left side and a right side of the sealing portion is disposed above the opening assisting line. A sandwiching reinforcement seal portion for reinforcing the two sheets of film by sealing inner surfaces thereof is provided between the opening assisting plate and the opening assisting line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignees: Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd., Fujimori Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Takeda, Kenji Washida, Takahiro Koyama, Junichi Hashimoto, Matsutarou Ono, Yasuharu Takada, Toshihiko Mori, Moritoshi Oguni
  • Patent number: 8646975
    Abstract: An easy-open and reclosable package includes a pouch including a discrete tape including a base strip between first and second side panels; at least a first portion of the first surface of the strip coated with a pressure sensitive adhesive and adhered by the adhesive to the inner surface of the first panel at a first location, and a second portion of the first surface of the strip anchored to the inner surface of the first panel at a second location; a die cut in the first panel, the die cut defining a die cut segment, the die cut segment so arranged that when the package is opened, it can be reclosed by adhering at least one of the first and second panels to the adhesive; and a product in the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Moehlenbrock, Joseph E. Owensby, Alexis M. Chalfant
  • Patent number: 8616374
    Abstract: A pouch for containing a product, the pouch comprising a first wall (6) and a second wall (8), the first wall and second wall being sealed together in sealed regions (10), the sealed regions substantially surrounding a compartment (12) including a product portion within which a product (2) can be located, the first wall (6) comprising a tear strip (16) extending towards at least a part of the compartment, the tear strip (16) including a tab portion (18) at a proximal end, the tab portion (18) is separated from the compartment region (12) by a sealed region and is located away from edges of the pouch, the tear strip having tear guiding regions (24, 26) in the first wall (6) at first and second opposing edges, the pouch being arranged such that the tab portion (18) can be grasped and a removal force exerted thereon to cause a tear to extend along each of the tear guiding regions (24, 26) so that at least a portion of the tear strip (16) is torn away from the pouch to render the compartment (12) accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventor: David Hemmerlin
  • Patent number: 8602651
    Abstract: A flexible shipping bag may be turned inside out to make a stylish cosmetic bag. Sealing flaps permit closing the flexible shipping bag. Sealing-flap top segments may be cut-off to open the flexible shipping bag and these fold into the flexible shipping bag when the flexible shipping bag is turned inside out. Cosmetic flaps are attached inside the flexible shipping bag below the sealing flaps. These invert and become visible when the flexible shipping bag is turned inside out. A zipper to close the cosmetic bag is attached to top edges of cosmetic flaps below the point where the top segment is cut off. Once the flexible shipping bag is turned inside out, the zipper is positioned below the top edge of, and inside, the cosmetic bag and the cosmetic-flap bottom edge is positioned at the top of the cosmetic bag to provide a finished edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Boss Licensing Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Anthony Nitti
  • Patent number: 8602246
    Abstract: A dual-chamber container with independent or combined access includes two individual chambers made of a breach-able material such as, but not limited to, a paper product. The container can be made from a unitary blank that is foldable to create a substantially triangular body. The triangular body includes a first and a second superimposed triangular chamber, each chamber having a distinct interior space for holding a dispensable substance. A first and a second access fin are positioned at each of a respective first and a second corner of the body, each access fin contiguous with a respective one of the first and the second chamber. The interior space of each chamber is individually accessible by removing a respective one of the access fins, thereby breaching it's respective chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel M. Frohwein
  • Patent number: 8562216
    Abstract: A tearable closure and a container with a tearable closure is disclosed. The tearable closure includes non-penetrating perforations or score lines in and across the tearable closure on a first side, and has continuous film material on the second side. Such tearable closure can be incorporated into one of numerous types of containers, including envelopes, boxes, and bags. The tearable closure can be a flap, a lid, or a tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: PAC Worldwide Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Andrew Kendall, Murray Fullerton
  • Publication number: 20130266244
    Abstract: A flexible film package for storing food products comprises a body with a side wall, a closed bottom end, and a closed top end. The body includes a primary line of weakness and a pair of secondary lines of weakness formed in the side wall. Each of the primary and secondary lines of weakness includes a plurality of score lines spaced apart by non-scored portions of the side wall. The score lines of the primary line of weakness have a greater length, width, and depth than the score lines of the secondary lines of weakness. The non-scored portions between the score lines of the primary line of weakness are longer than the non-scored portions between the score lines of the secondary lines of weakness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Paul Edward Doll, Kofi Ampadu
  • Publication number: 20130089280
    Abstract: A sealable plastic bag has a first panel and a second panel. The first panel and second panel are joined along three edges to define a bag interior and an opening to permit access to the bag interior. A permanent sealing structure is configured to permanently seal the first and second panels to close the opening and prevent access to the bag interior. A release liner strip overlies the permanent sealing structure to prevent the permanent sealing structure from sealing the first and second panels until activation by a user. A resealable sealing structure is configured to repeatedly and nondestructively seal the first and second panels to close the opening and prevent access to the bag interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: INTEPLAST GROUP, LTD.
    Inventors: Ben Tseng, Ter-Hai Lin, Joe Wang, Jerry Hsu
  • Publication number: 20130078401
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a front sheet for packaging, the front sheet comprising a laminate of an inner layer and an outer layer relative to the interior of the packaging. The inner layer incorporates a removable strip having longitudinal edges abutting adjacent panels of the inner layer. Removal of the removable strip forms an opening through the inner and outer layers of the front sheet. An overlay sheet overlays and is substantially in contact with the removable strip. An improved product can thereby be produced. The invention also relates to containers and bags formed using a front sheet as described, and methods of manufacturing and filling and sealing such containers and bags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Luen Sing TANG
  • Publication number: 20120180777
    Abstract: A pouch for internal mixture of segregated reactants includes an outer containment envelope with a sealed reactant compartment inside. A middle shear strip and two outer strips, together defining two shear lines, are connected to the reactant compartment. The outer strips are folded under the reactant compartment with their tips anchored to the containment envelope. The middle strip extends away from the reactant compartment and through a slit in the containment envelope. Pulling on the middle strip causes the shear lines to lengthen until the reactant compartment is shorn open to release a reactant. A permeable second reactant compartment containing a second reactant may also be disposed inside the containment envelope, and may include a slit through which the middle strip passes. The reaction in the pouch may be exothermic and the pouch may be applied to any object to be heated such as a wet wipes dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel Young
  • Patent number: 8173233
    Abstract: A package includes at least one layer of foamed thin film and an opening feature formed in the layer of foamed thin film. The foamed thin film has a caliper of from about 10 microns to about 250 microns thick. The foamed thin film comprises from about 5% to about 50% density reduction as compared to a non-foamed thin film of substantially the same caliper and substantially the same composition. The package may include foamed thin film made of a plastic resin and a whitening additive that is added to plastic resin. The whitening additive is selected to produce a foamed thin film having an opacity value of from about 35% to about 99%. The whitening agent is of substantially the same composition and is present in substantially the same amount as would be selected to produce substantially the same light reflectivity in a non-foamed thin film of substantially the same caliper and substantially the same composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Neil John Rogers, Michael Remus
  • Patent number: 8157443
    Abstract: The disposable radiograph cassette cover is formed of two sheets of x-ray transparent pliable material having a low coefficient of friction to facilitate sliding the cover and contained cassette beneath a patient for the radiography procedure. The cover includes distinctively colored integral radiopaque anatomical markers disposed over a portion of the film or plate in the cassette to shield that portion of the underlying plate during the procedure. The plate is thus automatically marked during the procedure to show the side of the body where the cassette and cover were placed. The cassette is sealed within the cover by an adhesive flap, with the adhesive and/or release sheet also being color-coded to indicate the side to which the cover is to be used. The cassette is removed from the cover by tearing off the adhesively sealed end along provided perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Dayna N. Khan
  • Publication number: 20110293207
    Abstract: An easy open bag and method for making the same. A film is fed into a jaw assembly comprising a first seal jaw comprising a blade gap and a second seal jaw comprising a removable insert. The removable insert comprises a blade pin. When the first and second seal jaws are mated, a notch is formed. The film also comprises a score line in the outer layer. Upon tearing the notch the tear propagates along the score line. Thus, the package can be easily opened by initiating a tear at a tear notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Eduard Edwards, Joseph Paul Sagel
  • Publication number: 20110280505
    Abstract: A plastic bag includes a front wall and a rear wall that are joined together to define a containment portion. To facilitate pouring a pourable substance from the containment portion, the plastic bag includes a pour spout. The pour spout includes an aperture that is defined in a lip. The lip can be formed into a channel such that the pourable substance is directed through the aperture. The plastic bag also includes a series of ribs that are formed in the region where the bag is folded to define a bottom end. The ribs reinforce the bottom end without compromising the flexibility of the bottom end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: Nossi Taheri
  • Patent number: 7971717
    Abstract: A packaging for hygiene products, includes, in order to define a volume accommodating the hygdene products, at least two main walls which are situated substantially opposite to one another and two side walls which connect the main walls with one another and that are situated substantially opposite to one another, a tear tab including at least one section of one of the main wails and one section of one of the side wails, the tear tab exposing a removal opening for removing hygiene products
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products GmbH
    Inventors: Diana Eilert, Kristin Olsson
  • Patent number: 7810641
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flexible packaging of parallelepipedal form for flexible, superposed flat elements, which may or may not be interlinked, forming a stack of axis XX, comprising a breakable zone (1) capable of constituting a dispensing opening that is initially closed and delimited by a line of weakening (2), said zone (1) extending over three faces (11, 12, 13) of the packaging. The breakable zone (1) is circular, or substantially circular, of diameter D, the greater part of the zone (1) is centred on one (11) of the faces of the packaging perpendicular to the stacking axis XX, and the other two parts of the breakable zone (1) being arranged on two faces (12, 13) of the packaging that are parallel to the axis XX of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific France
    Inventors: Joel Hungler, Yves-Michel Malecot, Nicolas Pommier, Gilles Cattacin
  • Publication number: 20100254637
    Abstract: A handheld packet designed for one-handed operation with an elongated tab portion that can be gripped between the thumb and forefinger of the hand holding the packet. The elongated tab serves as a moment arm for breaching the neck of the packet when the elongated tab is pulled away from the packet. Breaching the neck portion of the packet permits the contents of the packet can be removed. The neck portion of the packet can be scored or serrated to further facilitate breaching the neck portion and opening the packet. The tab portion can be made from a textured material to increase grip, and the packet can be formed from layers of materials with different properties to enable storage of food, medicine, dangerous or sensitive chemicals, or other substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Joseph John Lesko
  • Publication number: 20100067832
    Abstract: A packaging for a food product that is configured to be easily openable includes a film substantially surrounding a food product and formed from a sheet having a first longitudinal side and a second longitudinal side, and a seam formed by the first longitudinal side overlapping and bonding to the second longitudinal side. The film may be formed to have directional tear properties generally perpendicular to the seam, the directional tear properties defining at least one tear path in the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Czarny, Jason S. Fournier, Erin Scheffler, Laura Micale Gilbert, Britton Craig Walters, Rutger Thiellier, Jonathan Honor
  • Patent number: 7648023
    Abstract: An endoscope pre-cleaning kit has a sealed, flexible pouch having front and back sidewall panels and a bottom gusset panel. The sidewall panels are superimposed over one another and sealed together proximate to their top and side peripheral edges to define a top seal and two opposing side seals. The sidewall panels are sealed to the bottom gusset panel proximate to their bottom peripheral edges to define a gusseted bottom portion such that the pouch is adapted to stand upright. The kit also includes a pre-diluted detergent contained within the pouch, and an absorbent pad adapted to absorb a portion of the detergent. The pouch includes a portion adapted to be opened in order to access the detergent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Cygnus Medical LLC
    Inventors: Walter L. Maguire, Jr., Shaun Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20090257690
    Abstract: A heavy-duty plastic bag for containing a granular product is provided with a pouring spout defined in a top corner thereof by a detachable corner portion. The detachable corner portion is formed by a perforated tear line profile formed in juxtaposition in a front and a rear wall of the bag. The tear line profile defines a first straight line segment extending downwardly from the top edge of the bag and angulated at an angle with respect to the top edge in the direction of a near one of the opposed side edges of the bag. The first straight line segment merges into a concavely curved transition segment to connect to a second straight line segment extending downwardly from the transition segment at an angle with respect to the near one of the opposed side edges and terminates at the near one of the side edges. The concavely curved transition segment has a length which is approximately 15% of the total length of the perforated tear line profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: Malcolm Spenceley, Jochen Dimigen, Ahmed Safadi
  • Patent number: 7578256
    Abstract: A bookmark has a compartment for storing an article for use by a reader. The bookmark preferably comprises a pouch that is capable of being placed between pages of a book, and a tab that protrudes from a periphery of a book or pages of a book. The pouch holds an article in the compartment, which can be opened to access and retrieve the article. In addition, the tab or pouch may contain data entry fields for inputting data relative to the book and person reading the book. Indicia may also be disposed on a surface of the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Inventor: Matthew Daley
  • Publication number: 20090057172
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flexible packaging of parallelepipedal form for flexible, superposed flat elements, which may or may not be interlinked, forming a stack of axis XX, comprising a breakable zone (1) capable of constituting a dispensing opening that is initially closed and delimited by a line of weakening (2), said zone (1) extending over three faces (11, 12, 13) of the packaging. The breakable zone (1) is circular, or substantially circular, of diameter D, the greater part of the zone (1) is centred on one (11) of the faces of the packaging perpendicular to the stacking axis XX, and the other two parts of the breakable zone (1) being arranged on two faces (12, 13) of the packaging that are parallel to the axis XX of the stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC FRANCE
    Inventors: Joel Hungler, Yves-Michel Malecot, Nicolas Pommier, Gilles Cattacin
  • Publication number: 20080285897
    Abstract: A plastic bag includes a front wall and a rear wall that are joined together to define a containment portion. To facilitate pouring a pourable substance from the containment portion, the plastic bag includes a pour spout. The pour spout includes an aperture that is defined in a lip. The lip can be formed into a channel such that the pourable substance is directed through the aperture. The plastic bag also includes a series of ribs that are formed in the region where the bag is folded to define a bottom end. The ribs reinforce the bottom end without compromising the flexibility of the bottom end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: Nossi Taheri
  • Publication number: 20080273821
    Abstract: A package formed via a vertical-form-fill-and-seal process includes a web material with edge portions sealed to create a vertical sleeve. The package also includes a first sealed end and a second sealed end at either end of the vertical sleeve to create a sealed package. The package includes a laser scribed ablation pattern extending across the web material with ablated portions having an about one to about three millimeter length separated by non-ablated portions of about 0.25 and about 0.75 millimeter length. The package has increased tensile strength to avoid breaking during the vertical-form-fill-and-seal process and provides a high likelihood that an outer edge and vertical seal of the package include ablated portions to provide an easy-to-start tear area to open the package. Also, the short spaces between ablated portions increase the likelihood of tear propagation along the ablation pattern, all the way across the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: KRAFT FOODS HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Doll
  • Patent number: 7419301
    Abstract: A reclosable packaging having a slider/zipper assembly and a sealed header. The header has a tear notch for initiating tearing of the header material and a line of weakness for continued tearing of the header material at an elevation which is lower than the top of the slider. Most preferably, the line of weakness is lower than the bottom of the slider. When the header is torn along the line of weakness, at least part of the slider is exposed and accessible to the consumer. In one embodiment, the tear notch is located in a side edge at an elevation higher than the top of the slider. A slit is provided which traverses a range of elevations encompassing a first elevation near an elevation of the tear notch and a second elevation near an elevation of the line of weakness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Schneider, Steven Ausnit
  • Publication number: 20080193059
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tubular pouch having a tubular pouch body and a lid piece and, optionally, a base, especially a standing base or stand-up base, the lid piece being fixed on the tubular pouch by means of a cuff and either the cuff being formed integrally with the lid piece or the lid piece co-operating with the cuff, the cuff at least partially overlapping the lid piece and the cuff extending around the periphery of the lid piece and at least over an end portion of the tubular pouch at the lid-piece end thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventor: Andreas Michalsky
  • Publication number: 20080095477
    Abstract: A packaging bag made of resin includes a bag-shaped film made of resin and an easy-fracture part. The bag-shaped film made of resin is a laminate film made of a front layer having an adhesive layer and a resin laminated thereon. The easy-fracture part is formed near an outer circumferential end of the bag-shaped film made of resin. On the surface layer, a non-adhesive part is formed toward a site of fracture from the easy-fracture part. Thus, the surface layer can be easily peeled off from this non-adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventor: Junichi HAGINO
  • Patent number: 7341160
    Abstract: A reclosable package includes a tray, a top sheet, and a fastener. The tray has a well for receiving contents and a peripheral flange surrounding the well. The top sheet is attached to the peripheral flange. The fastener has two interlocking members, one attached to the peripheral flange and the other attached to the top sheet. A tamper-evident feature located on the package prevents access to the fastener and is connected thereto by one or two lines of weaknesses. In one embodiment with one or two lines of weakness in the top sheet, the fastener remains adjacent to the tray's peripheral flange, which is intact after the tamper-evident feature is removed by tearing along these lines of weakness. In a second embodiment with two lines of weakness, the tamper-evident feature, comprised of portions of the peripheral flange and the top sheet, is torn from the package along both lines of weakness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Pactiv Corporation
    Inventors: Craig E. Cappel, Gary E. Rehwinkel, Russell J. Talbo, Johann Natterer
  • Patent number: 7334679
    Abstract: A tear open package for a catheter having an insertion end and a funnel end includes a pair of thin elongated sheets of gas impermeable material joined about their edges by a perimeter heat seal. The elongated sheets of material form a catheter-receiving cavity in which the catheter insertion end is near one end of the cavity and the funnel end is near the other end of the cavity. The perimeter heat seal includes at least an insertion end heat seal, a funnel end heat seal, and a pair of side heat seals which extend along each side of the package from the insertion end heat seal to the funnel end heat seal. The elongated sheets of material each include a tear line extending at least from one side of the package toward the other side of the package through at least one of the side heat seals. The tear lines extend between the catheter insertion end and the insertion end heat seal for opening at least the insertion end of the package by controlled tearing for removal and use of the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventor: William L. Givens, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7204368
    Abstract: A package for consumable products includes an enclosure having a top, a bottom and opposing side portions, the enclosure containing one or more items chosen from a first set of consumable products, a first seal disposed about, and spaced inwardly from the periphery of, three adjacent side portions of the enclosure, a resealable closure adjacent the fourth side of the enclosure, the enclosure being folded so that the periphery of the fourth side is disposed adjacent to and parallel with the periphery of the side opposite to the fourth side, a second seal formed at the periphery of the folded sheets to form a second compartment of a size sufficient to house one or more items chosen from a second set of consumable products, and a third seal formed inwardly of the second seal and spaced outwardly of the first seal, the third seal being a perforated seal that enables detachment of a strip of material disposed between the periphery of the sheets and the third seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Inventors: Sarah F. Cheaure, Michael J. Cheaure
  • Patent number: 7056022
    Abstract: A reclosable bag having a bottom flap with holes configured to allow a stack of the bags to be mounted on a wicket, a slider-actuated string zipper installed in a mouth at the top of the bag, and an open string zipper, not actuated by a slider, installed at the bottom of the bag. The wicket flap has a line of weakened tear resistance, such as a perforated line, along which the bag can be torn. Product is inserted into the receptacle via the open string zipper, and then that zipper is closed. After filling, the receptacle can be separated from the flap, which remains on the wicket, by tearing along the tear line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Basil C. Linton, Gregory H. Crunkleton
  • Patent number: 7032810
    Abstract: There is described a sealed package (1, 15) for pourable food products, formed from a multilayer packaging material (2, 16) and having an opening (10, 26) closed, on the inside of the package (1, 15), by a sheet element (11, 27), and a removable opening tab (12, 28) joined to the sheet element (11, 27) and covering the opening (10, 26) on the outside of the package (1, 15); the opening (10, 26) extending close to the end portion (8,17) of the package (1,15) and along at least half the perimeter of the package (1, 15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance SA
    Inventors: Paolo Benedetti, Sid Johari
  • Patent number: 7005150
    Abstract: A beverage container configured from a front and a rear surface portion, a base portion, and a pair of gusset portions. The gusset portions configure side portions of the container by being sealed to mutually confronting edge portions of the front and rear surface portions and the base portion. The upper portions of the front and rear surface portions configure a neck portion that has a more slender shape than the remainder of the front and rear surface portions and that extends in a single direction. A notch is formed in the edge sealed portion of the neck portion. The front and rear surface portions are sealed directly together at a predetermined region corresponding to the notch without the gusset portions existing therebetween. A straw extends from and is positioned within the neck portion. The neck portion can be opened from the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Hosokawa Yoko, Flexo Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Raizo Kuge, Toru Ichikawa, Susumu Niwa, Shuzo Adachi
  • Patent number: 6969197
    Abstract: A sterilizable package is formed of a first sheet connected to a second sheet. The first sheet forms a first side of the package and a portion of the second side of the package. The second sheet is connected to the first sheet to define an interior chamber of the package. The second sheet forms a portion of the second side of the package. The second sheet has a first edge. A plurality of slots are disposed along the first edge at predetermined spaced apart locations. The first sheet is folded over along a fold line, thereby forming a folded portion. The folded portion is connected to the second sheet. The folded portion forms a portion of the second side of the package. The fold line forms a first edge of the package. The first edge of the second sheet is in the interior of the package between the first side and the folded portion of the first sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Ronpak, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Sedley
  • Patent number: 6964520
    Abstract: In a bag 10 for packaging having a first face 10A and a second face 10B that are mutually opposite, a first line of weakness 100A (100B) and a second line of weakness 200A (200B) and a third line of weakness 300A (300B) constituted by a plurality of breaks of perforation form arranged between the first line of weakness and the second line of weakness and having an inclination with respect to a prescribed unsealing direction L50 are respectively formed in the first face and the second face such that these are arranged in mutually parallel fashion, and the plurality of breaks of perforation form constituting the third line of weakness formed in the first face and the plurality of breaks of perforation form constituting the third line of weakness formed in the second face are formed inclined in mutually opposite directions with respect to the prescribed unsealing direction. In this way a finger-grip portion of suitable extent is formed at the unsealed aperture of the bag for packaging after unsealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignees: Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., Okada Shigyo Co., Ltd., Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sakai, Hiroyuki Taketomi, Yuji Hashitani, Hirofumi Okada, Shinichi Hirakawa
  • Publication number: 20040179753
    Abstract: A tamper evident package has a first wall and a second wall facing the first wall. A zipper is provided at a top of the package. The first and second walls include portions that extend over the zipper and the first wall extension portion has a line of weakness that extends parallel to the zipper. A peel seal joins the first wall and the second wall above the interlocking members of the profiles and sections of the first and second walls extend beyond the peel seal. If the zipper has a slider, a pocket is formed in one of the walls to accommodate the slider. The slider pocket extends parallel to the zipper. Methods of forming he package on various types of form, fill and seal equipment as well as the equipment are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: John H. Schneider, Donald L. Crevier, Patricia I. Norek