Hanging Element Patents (Class 383/22)
  • Patent number: 10674798
    Abstract: Broadly, the bag may be a drab heavyweight Cudara double strap duffle bag with: (1) a flap-covered and water proofed zipper along the length of the bag; (2) a light fabric bottom so that ownership identity information may be readily stenciled thereon the light fabric; and (3) a chain or other lock on the top flap so that the bag may be locked or chained to a secure location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Edwin Machuca
  • Patent number: 10494008
    Abstract: An improved auxiliary container for connection to a shopping cart is disclosed. The auxiliary container provides specialized capacity for small items, while providing numerous advantages to retailers and users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Wiremasters, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Scriba, Mark Nelson, James Street, Kevin Meyers
  • Patent number: 10398207
    Abstract: A crash-ready, portable, item compartmentalization device (100) includes a shell (300) which includes a first half shell (105) and a second half shell (205). The first half shell (105) and the second half shell (205) have substantially similar dimensions and define an interior space (710) and an exterior space (715). One or more pouches (900) are removably coupled to the shell (300) in the interior space (710). The crash-ready, portable, item compartmentalization device (100) may be relocated throughout the interior of an emergency vehicle when used with an equipment mounting system or taken to the field for use away from the emergency vehicle. The individual pouches (900) may also be removed and replaced with stocked pouches to replenish the crash-ready, portable, item compartmentalization device (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Ferno-Washington, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Paul Schroeder, James C. West
  • Patent number: 10398203
    Abstract: A crash-ready, portable, item compartmentalization device may include a shell which includes a first half shell and a second half shell. The first half shell and the second half shell may have substantially similar dimensions and define an interior space and an exterior space. One or more pouches may be removably coupled to the shell in the interior space. The crash-ready, portable, item compartmentalization device may be relocated throughout the interior of an emergency vehicle when used with an equipment mounting system or taken to the field for use away from the emergency vehicle. The individual pouches may also be removed and replaced with stocked pouches to replenish the crash-ready, portable, item compartmentalization device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Ferno-Washington, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Paul Schroeder, James C. West, III
  • Patent number: 10207841
    Abstract: A first embodiment of a secure food transport bag has front and rear walls. An upper portion of the front wall has an attached tamper-proof compound affixed to its interior surface. To seal the bag, a protective strip is removed from the compound and the upper portion is pivoted upwardly and pressed to an interior surface of the back wall of the bag. A folded strip handle is attached to the back wall and sealed between the front and back walls. A second embodiment of the bag has a tamper-proof adhesive compound affixed to an interior portion of the back wall and covered with a protective strip. A folded portion of the front wall is sealed to the front wall at side edges and two center seals adjacent the center of the bag. These center seals form a handle opening when the back wall is sealed to the folded portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GRAND PACKAGING, INC.
    Inventor: Albert Halimi
  • Patent number: 10195651
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a system and method for handling effluent during a hydroblasting operation of a vessel. The system includes a bag assembly comprising a containment bag and a drain. A throat opening is configured to interface with an end of a vessel. The sidewall extends approximately longitudinally from the throat opening. The sleeve is located substantially circumferentially around the containment bag near the throat opening and is formed of a resilient, anti-static material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Danny Earp
  • Patent number: 10137809
    Abstract: A flexible tank is used to transport bulk liquids or semi-liquid materials inside of a multi-modal shipping container. It has water proof inner layers and an outer layer, which are formed and welded together to have seams at both ends of the flexible tank. A discharge valve is provided at one end of the flexible tank and an additional piece of material, referred to as a cape, is attached at the other end of the flexible tank. The flexitable tank is situated in the container so that the end with the discharge valve is at the container opening and the end with the attached cape is at the rear of the container. The cape can be used by equipment positionable at the opening of the container to completely discharge the bulk liquids or semi-liquid materials from the flexible tank by pulling and winding up the cape and the layers of the flexible tank from the rear of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Douglas B Postek, Roger G Goose
  • Patent number: 8961012
    Abstract: A bag has a front panel, a back panel, and a gusset panel. Either or both of the front panel and the gusset panel at one side has an extension, and either or both of the back panel and the gusset panel at the other side has an extension. The extensions are welded together at outer margins thereof so that the width of the combined extensions is greater than the width of the gusset panel. The extensions are formed with carrying apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Peel Plastic Products Limited
    Inventors: Michael Reid Martin, Brian George Hutchison, Arjang Tajbakhsh
  • Patent number: 8961015
    Abstract: A fabric-based electronic device sleeve with a stiff directional nap lining the interior of a pocket. The directional nap (or plush) of the fabric is oriented to permit easy slidable insertion of an electronic device into the sleeve's pocket, with static friction forces between the directional nap and the device preventing the device from slipping out on its own or falling from the sleeve when held in a downward direction. As a user removes the electronic device from the sleeve, a gentle pull upon pinching the device between thumb and index finger overcomes the static friction forces between the device and the directional nap lining to permit easy removal and access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Tom Bihn, Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas Damien Bihn
  • Patent number: 8939181
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a kit for recovering puncture repair liquid, which have made it possible to easily and quickly dispose of spent puncture repair liquid. The method for recovering puncture repair liquid according to the present invention uses a kit for recovering the puncture repair liquid which is provided with a coagulant for coagulating the puncture repair liquid and a flexible bag containing the puncture repair liquid, and includes injecting the puncture repair liquid drawn from the inside of a tire into the bag, mixing the puncture repair liquid and the coagulant in the bag, and recovering the puncture repair liquid in a coagulated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Kanenari, Takahiro Okamatsu
  • Publication number: 20150023615
    Abstract: A removably attachable stabilizer holding bag which can be attached to a stabilizer bar of a ladder having a bag body, an attachment mechanism disposed on the top side of the bag body, and a shoulder strap attached to the attachment mechanism. The bag body is a hollow rectangular structure, the attachment mechanism is defined primarily by a fitted collar and attachment straps which engage ladder stabilizer bars. The shoulder strap is adapted to allow the stabilizer holding bag to be supported by a user's shoulder. This structure allows the stabilizer holding bag to hold tools and materials, be carried up and down a ladder without the use of hands, and be mounted on a ladder stabilizer bar for ease of access at the top of a ladder by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Kristopher Jon Warren
  • Publication number: 20150005734
    Abstract: The present invention provides an exposure prevention cover that prevents exposure to a drug solution, pharmaceuticals or the like, an exposure prevention cover module provided with the same, a drug solution supply system, and a drug solution supply method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicants: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY, INC., OTSUKA TECHNO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fujio Inoue, Junya Shiga, Masaki Nishioka, Osamu Takiguchi, Katsuyoshi Hamai
  • Publication number: 20150003756
    Abstract: A paint tray bag is provided. The paint tray bag comprises a bag comprising dimensions for containing a paint tray, and optionally painting tools, therein. The paint tray bag further comprises a sealing apparatus for releasably sealing the bag, the sealing apparatus around at least portion of a perimeter of the bag such that the bag comprises a closed position for containing the paint tray therein when the sealing apparatus is closed and an open position when the sealing apparatus is open, the bag enabled to lay flat in the open position to act as a drop sheet for the paint tray. The paint tray bag further comprises an extended drop sheet which unfolds from the bag to provide an extended area for the drop sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: KOVRD PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Vance MACDONALD, Benjamin LEONARD
  • Patent number: 8919396
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pocketbook system that allows to easily mix and match how many pocketbooks, other carriers, and/or straps will suffice for that day or evenings' use while this pocketbook system is easy to use and inexpensive to manufacture. More particularly, the pocketbook system has a primary pocketbook for carrying contents, one or more removably attached secondary carrier for carrying contents, a device(s) for removably attaching the secondary carrier(s) to the inside or outside of the primary pocketbook, or for attaching the primary pocketbook and secondary carrier together, and preferably has at least one removable flexible strap(s) and a device(s) for removably attaching the strap(s) to the primary pocketbook and/or secondary carrier. The user makes use of the pocketbook system by attaching, detaching, re-attaching, exchanging, and switching different parts and/or elements to form a suitable pocketbook structure for a particular use at a particular time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Julian R. Nieves
  • Patent number: 8894282
    Abstract: A lifting bag having at least one side wall and a closed bottom forming an interior, the bag further having a closable top portion connected to the sidewall and adapted to close the interior of the bag. The opening is a single slit centered on the bag top and closable with a zipper. The lifting bag includes a sling coupled to the bag, generally through a edge strip positioned at ore near the top edge of the bag. The bag can be constructed from a single multilayered sheet. The bag is used in conjunction with a lifting strap system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: PacTec, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Town, Michael Schilling, Lewis Strickland, Michael Sanchez
  • Patent number: 8870457
    Abstract: A storage pocket (9) having a front panel (19), a rear panel (20), an inner surface (10), an outer surface (11), an upper edge (12), a lower edge (13) and side edges (22). A pliable attachment ring (14) extends through two apertures (15) located along the lower edge of the storage pocket. An opening (21) located along the upper edge allows access to the inner surface of the storage pocket. A loop (16) located on the inner surface may be used in conjunction with the attachment ring to attach multiple storage pockets together while storing articles. The storage pocket may be integral to an article, such as a foldable shopping bag (1), poncho, article of clothing, etc, attached to an existing article, or used as a separate storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventors: Mary Jane Deck, Daniel Gatto
  • Patent number: 8864004
    Abstract: A tool retention device is described. In implementations, a tool retention device may involve interchangeable panels that are used to retain tools. For example, an interchangeable panel has opposing first and second sides, where the first side includes tool retainers for retaining the tools. Additionally, a flexible bag component has an interior side that may removably secure the interchangeable panel. The flexible bag component also has an exterior side that may be removably secured to a user-wearable rig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Blade-Tech Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tom Crawford, Tim Wegner, Steve Avila, Bryce Wegner
  • Patent number: 8851753
    Abstract: An enclosure liner is provided which includes a bag, which bag has a top panel, two side panels, a back panel, and a bottom panel. The front panel forms an access to enable items to be placed within, and withdrawn from, the interior of the liner, and a closure, such as a zipper, is attached to the periphery of the access to enable the liner to be sealed shut. Pockets to accommodate the hooks often found in conventional lockers are strategically placed and are sized to allow clothes and other items to be hung from the pocket-covered hooks. A plurality of magnets suspend the liner within the enclosure and a pad forms a floor suitable for storing shoes and other like articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Marshell D. Belser
  • Publication number: 20140205212
    Abstract: An improved receptacle liner bag is formed of two layers of thin flexible stretchable plastic sheets which are sealed along the sides and bottom, but are unsealed along the top of the bag. The sheets are die-cut to form a framed opening which defines a band between the sides and the top of the bag. When the bag is placed in the receptacle, the band may be disposed around the outside of the sides of the receptacle and stretched over the base of the receptacle so as to provide a hold-down for the bag in the receptacle. The sheets may be perforated along a line below the framed opening. The line, when opened, forms an auxiliary band which can be stretched over and placed behind a hinge of a lid of the receptacle to secure the back of the liner bag in the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: THE SCENSIBLE SOURCE CO., LLC
    Inventors: John W. Germanow, Ann D. Germanow
  • Patent number: 8740457
    Abstract: A paint tray bag is provided. The paint tray bag comprises a bag comprising dimensions for containing a paint tray, and optionally painting tools, therein. The paint tray bag further comprises a sealing apparatus for releasably sealing the bag, the sealing apparatus around at least portion of a perimeter of the bag such that the bag comprises a closed position for containing the paint tray therein when the sealing apparatus is closed and an open position when the sealing apparatus is open, the bag enabled to lay flat in the open position to act as a drop sheet for the paint tray. The paint tray bag further comprises an extended drop sheet which unfolds from the bag to provide an extended area for the drop sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Kovrd Products Inc.
    Inventors: Vance MacDonald, Benjamin Leonard
  • Patent number: 8714350
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods and apparatus in which a reusable bag is provided for the collection and return of soiled garments, laundry and/or other clothing items. The bag may be provided in the form of a hamper that is open at the top, with one or more hooks that allow the bag to be hung from a clothing rod, and is provided with engagement devices that allow the bag to be folded up when not in use, and then unfolded to various levels for containment and protection of clean items that have been hung on standard hangers. In some embodiments, garment protection flaps and a detachable accessory bag are provided inside the bag. In other embodiments, convenient handles are provided as part of the hangers which support the bags, the handles being positioned to balance the bag when it is being carried to avoid spilling the contents thereof, the bags having special flaps for engaging the hangers having the handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen E. Berglund
  • Patent number: 8690429
    Abstract: An improved receptacle liner bag is formed of two layers of thin flexible stretchable plastic sheets which are sealed along the sides and bottom, but are unsealed along the top of the bag. The sheets are die-cut to form a framed opening which defines a band between the sides and the top of the bag. When the bag is placed in the receptacle, the band may be disposed around the outside of the sides of the receptacle and stretched over the base of the receptacle so as to provide a hold-down for the bag in the receptacle. The sheets may be perforated along a line below the framed opening. The line, when opened, forms an auxiliary band which can be stretched over and placed behind a hinge of a lid of the receptacle to secure the back of the liner bag in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Scensible Source Co., LLC
    Inventors: John W. Germanow, Ann D. Germanow
  • Patent number: 8689973
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods and apparatus in which a reusable bag is provided for the collection and return of soiled garments, laundry and/or other clothing items. The bag may be provided in the form of a hamper that is open at the top, with one or more hooks that allow the bag to be hung from a clothing rod, and is provided with engagement devices that allow the bag to be folded up when not in use, and then unfolded to various levels for containment and protection of clean items that have been hung on standard hangers. In some embodiments, garment protection flaps are provided inside the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen Berglund
  • Publication number: 20130308880
    Abstract: A tamper evident container (10) for the display and storage of items has an elongated pouch (16) with a closed end (26) and an open end (28). There is a collar (18, 20) connected to the open end of the pouch, and a lid (22) pivotally connected to the collar (18, 20) for closing the open end (28). The lid (22) has a flange (40) extending over a portion of the collar. A strap (24) extends around the collar (18, 20) and the flange (40) so as to prevent the lid (22) from being opened whilst the strap is in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: DOO INTERNATIONAL PTY LTD.
    Inventor: Anthony Jenkins
  • Patent number: 8506164
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bag (1) for packaging a biological substance, such as animal semen, which is formed by two plastic walls (10, 11) assembled so as to define a pouch (P) for receiving said substance and that comprises a line (15) communicating with said pouch (P) a line for filling the same, this bag comprising in addition at least one pair of openings (3, 4) located on both sides of said line (15), in order to get hung, via these openings, to fingers that are complementary to a supporting device. This bag is characterized in that at least one of these openings (3, 4) has an oblong shape, extends perpendicularly to said line (15), and comprises an area forming a hard spot. The invention relates also to a strip formed by juxtaposing such bags (1), and an assembly comprised of a bag and a hanging support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: IMV Technologies
    Inventor: Pascal Lecointe
  • Patent number: 8499930
    Abstract: An undergarment hanger suspending by a hanger or hook; thin and dual sided receiving pouches with side access openings for storing a wide range and sizes of undergarment clothing, accessories, and swimsuits. In addition, the shape of the undergarment hanger reduces creases and dimples formed on the stored article of clothing and the like. Fabric or other material may be provided adjacent the top, bottom and side access openings to rigidize the undergarment receiving pouches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Cara Parness
  • Publication number: 20130126570
    Abstract: A tray system has a trunnion carriage mounted to a recess in a housing. A trunnion body is rotatably mounted to the carriage. A push member is slidable within the carriage. Moving the push member from a first end of travel to a second end of travel transfers a force against the trunnion body to move it to a deployed position. When the push member is at the second end then it locks the trunnion body against movement out from the deployed position. Moving the push member back to the first end transfers a force against the trunnion body to move it to the retracted position. A tray coupled to and movable with the trunnion body retracts vertically in the recess when the trunnion body is in the retracted position and deploys horizontally outward from the recess when the trunnion body is in the deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: John L. Miklas
  • Patent number: 8387783
    Abstract: A device for holding bath toys is provided that includes a flexible receptacle having a back panel and a front panel adjoined by opposing sides and a bottom of the receptacle. At least a portion of the bottom of the receptacle is formed of a mesh material and a top portion of the back panel defines at least two openings, with the top portion of the back panel and an upper edge of the front panel further defining an open end of the receptacle. The device also includes a mounting plate having at least two posts on a first side of the mounting plate and an element for attaching the mounting plate to a wall; and at least two caps, each cap defining a bore for receiving the post and for secure attachment to the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Skip Hop, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Zack, Rany Joo, Janet Villano, Ellen Diamant
  • Publication number: 20120281932
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a flexible bulk storage container having a selectively openable discharge chute for improved emptying. When loaded, the bulk storage container has substantially flat top and bottom surfaces to facilitate stacking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Imerys Talc America, Inc.
    Inventor: Pete Rugheimer
  • Publication number: 20120234251
    Abstract: A receptacle for receiving containers of feces, for transport therein to a secondary receptacle such as a trash container, is provided. The receptacle includes a spring loaded opening, such that the opening may be held open without intervention of a person, and closed after receipt of a feces container therein. The opening may be opened under the influence of energy stored in the coil spring, such that the container(s) of feces therein may fall therefrom under the influence of gravity into the secondary receptacle. A pouch, formed on the exterior of the receptacle, may be configured to carry one or more containers for retrieval of feces thereinto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: LESLEY J. HARLAN
  • Publication number: 20120189229
    Abstract: A multi-chambered trash/recycling bag for use in a large public stadium such as a professional sports arena. Bag is stretched over and around the bottom of the seat thereby suspending it under the seat. Bag has more than one chamber where one separates their trash from their recyclable garbage. Bag has a perforation in between chambers for easy separation of the multi chambers when disposing of the trash and recyclables to its larger proper container when filled or after the event. A coupon tag allows for an advertiser to attach a coupon that a person can tear off and take with them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Ronald Reda, Ronald Marasso, Imtiaz Musaliar
  • Publication number: 20120177306
    Abstract: A collection bag for the collection of leaf, grass, wood chips and the like is described that is capable of connection to more than one type of outdoor power equipment, including riding mowers, commercial type lawn mowers, wheeled lawn vacuums, hand-held or shoulder-mounted blower/vacuums, and wood chippers. The collection bag, typically having a large, generally conical shape, collects debris from any of the types of outdoor power equipment. The bag typically has a first large opening and at least one second smaller opening for attaching to different types of equipment. In another aspect, an anti-wear shield is placed between the bag and ground and attached to the equipment, to protect the bag from rubbing on the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: Damon H. DeHart
  • Patent number: 8202000
    Abstract: A large capacity waste disposal bag includes loops attached to it. One set of loops may be used to raise and lower the bag during transportation. Another set of loops may be connected to adjacent loops to support and maintain the bag in an upright, open position. In another embodiment, a large capacity waste disposal bag includes pockets attached to it. When support members are inserted into the pockets the bag is supported and maintained in an upright, open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: WM Bagco LLC
    Inventor: L. David Russick
  • Patent number: 8177087
    Abstract: A concrete washout bag system is disclosed that is easy to transport and to assemble at a construction site and includes a frame and a foldable washout bag which is assembled onto the frame by means of unitarily formed sleeves, and is manufactured from a strong, water-proof material that allows it to be hoisted for carrying away heavy loads without tearing and includes a drawstring closure for retaining of washout materials during the hoisting, removal process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventors: Robert Noble, John Calo
  • Patent number: 8167488
    Abstract: Bag for packaging food products, particularly fruit and vegetable products, which comprises a flexible tubular body, the central portion of which is designed to house the products contained in the bag and the longitudinal ends of which are closed, a flexible oblong element, such as a strip, which is considerably shorter than the tubular body of the bag, being solidly joined to both closed ends, which acts as a handle whereby to suspend said bag, the tubular body being overdimensioned in relation to the volume of the products housed therein, so that when the bag is suspended from the strip that acts as a handle, it is U-shaped, with its end portions empty and in a vertical position and with its central portion filled with products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Girnet Internacional, S.L.
    Inventor: Ezequiel Giro Amigo
  • Patent number: 8136991
    Abstract: A bag for removably attaching to, and suspending from, the handle of an infant car seat. The bag comprises a compartment shaped to fit within the shape of the handle. The compartment is joined to at least one securing member. The securing member is for attaching the compartment to the handle and comprises at least one suspending portion and at least one steadying portion. The suspending portion is for suspending the compartment from the handle and within the shape of the handle. The steadying portion is to prevent the compartment from swinging from the handle. The suspending portion can be integral with the steadying portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventors: Rebecca Will, D. Gregory Gallo
  • Publication number: 20120031943
    Abstract: A utility bag having shoulder straps which allows the bag to be used as a backpack to carry clothing, shoes, wet items, personal grooming items, etc. to a gym. At the gym the utility bag can be hung up on one or more of the locker hooks and, when the front panel of the utility bag is opened, all items in the utility bag can be easily accessed without removing the bag from the locker. The bag has a number of separate internally located compartments where each compartment can have a see thru mesh front panel which allows a user to see the contents of the compartment and allows air to circulate. The bag has pockets which are accessible from the outside of the bag which allow a user to quickly access a desired item such as a cell phone, wallet, etc. without opening the utility bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynn Koutouras, Kendra Christine Cunningham
  • Patent number: 8109672
    Abstract: A pouch has a connection structure that includes a female connector and a male connector. The male connector of the pouch is configured to snap-fit with another female connector that has the same configuration as the female connector, and the female connector is configured to receive by snap-fit another male connector that has the same configuration as the male connector. A system of pouches can be provided by connecting the male and female connectors of a plurality of pouches. The connectors are also configured to allow the connected pouches to pivot relative to each other such that the pouches can be displayed in a fan-like arrangement, and accessories can be provided though passages in the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Ackerman, Bethanne L. Valentine, Nancy F. Dewane, Imtiaz A. Musaliar, Larry T. Schmitt, Maria Economopoulos Kakis, Lucas Daniel, Ann Hintzman, David J. VandenBranden, Sarah I. Garcia, Moritsugu Kariya, Scott Ternovits
  • Patent number: 8092087
    Abstract: A bag with an adjustable strap configured for a holding the bag in a variety of different positions. The bag includes a bag body having a bottom, a front side, a back side and an opening opposite the bottom. The bag body includes two primary fasteners on the back side in the vicinity of the opening. An adjustable strap with two ends is fixed at both ends to the back side of the bag body in the vicinity of the bottom. The adjustable strap includes two end sections adjacent the ends, two extension sections adjacent the end sections and a middle section between the extension sections. A first secondary fastener is disposed between the end sections and extension sections and a second secondary fastener is disposed between the extension sections and middle section. The first secondary fasteners are configured to attach to the primary fasteners such that the middle section and extension sections form a long shoulder strap between the primary fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Orly Simhony, Ilanit Saranga
  • Patent number: 8025259
    Abstract: A bag hanger device for holding a flexible bag containing a flowable material having a multi-sided, D-shaped or circular frame; a cross-member having two ends wherein one end is attached to one side of the frame and an opposite end is unattached to the frame; a closing device attached to an opposite end of the cross-member; a locking device attached to the frame opposite the closing device and in alignment with the closing device attached to the cross-member; at least one hanging means attached to the cross-member for holding the bag hanger device and a flexible bag attached thereto in a dispensing system; wherein the bag hanger device when inserted into the flexible bag having at least one pocket enables engagement of the closing device with the locking device and holds the flexible bag in a position to prevent collapse, wrinkling or deformation of the flexible bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Lawrence Doka Gaultney, Louis G. Rosanio, David Carlton Visser
  • Patent number: 7988681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable waste containment device that is rapidly deployable. The waste containment device allows containment of liquid or semi-liquid waste until permanently disposed. The present invention also provides a portable waste containment system wherein the waste containment device is enclosed within a package for storage and when pulled from the package the waste containment device is ready for use. Still further, the present invention provides a method of using the portable waste containment device of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventors: Kermetta M McGarity, Howard C McGarity, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7959006
    Abstract: A bag has two handles extending from a containing structure that holds items. An elastic member is attached to each handle and each elastic member defines at least part of a passage. Arms of a bag rack assembly are placed through the passages defined by the elastic members so that the bag is supported on the bag rack by the elastic members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan McCoy, Daniel Joseph Hoyord, Angela L. Baer
  • Publication number: 20110101062
    Abstract: A pouch to carry personal items and lights on a belt includes: a sheet having a first surface, a second surface, and a side; a container on the first surface, adapted to retain the personal item; a first lighting element on the second surface, directed generally away from the sheet; a second lighting element on the second surface, directed generally toward the side; and a lateral aperture in the sheet adapted to retain the device on the belt, thereby carrying the personal items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Benjamin Franklin Roberts, SaBrea LaRee Cowan, Genessa Lynn Roberts, Charles Deane Roberts
  • Publication number: 20110062042
    Abstract: A flexible packaging bags for containing and dispensing articles. More particularly, the present invention relates to a flexible packaging bag having a hanging element, permitting hanging of the bag after the bag has been initially opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: James A. Boldra, Jane L. Clough, Edward J. Foley, Keith R. Haen, Linda K. Lemerande
  • Patent number: 7891733
    Abstract: A backseat blueprint holder is disclosed. A hollow, rectangle-shaped body, from the front view, is oriented like a triangle, from the side view. To create each opening, the front and back panels are unattached along the sides with inserts attached, horizontally, to the front & back. The slots get gradually larger from top to bottom, allowing for different sizes to be held at one time. The outer surface of the rectangle-shaped body, front, has pockets and elastic loops to allow for more storage of items such as pens, small tools, and notebooks to business cards. A strap with a locking clasp or optional full cover head rest is provided to facilitate repositioning of the holder onto the vehicle headrest, allowing for it to be placed either on the back or the front of the seat during transportation, as needed; moreover being able to fit all types of the vehicle headrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: Christopher Shay Clarke
  • Patent number: 7882951
    Abstract: A gift wrap package and packaging assembly is configured to receive and enclose a gift in a decorative enclosure and which has the appearance of a conventionally wrapped box gift package. The gift package is made of a folded sheet material that is decorated on one side, and which has sufficient material strength to serve as both a box and a decorative package which has a comparable appearance to a box wrapped with decorative paper. The gift package is preformed and packaged in a folded box configuration with a protective retail display header for hanging display. One end of the gift package is configured to be opened to receive gift contents and additional packaging such as tissue, and then securely closed to complete the gift package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Karen Marie Zelina, Joel Thomas Hageman
  • Publication number: 20110013858
    Abstract: A kitchen storage bag filling device including a resilient sheet of water-resistant material having an interior portion and an exterior portion, separated by a pre-scored arc. A user grips and squeezes the interior portion of the sheet to bend the sheet along the pre-scored arc, thereby creating a free-standing funnel-like structure. The interior portion is inserted into a plastic bag and the plastic bag is held open to increase the ease of filling the bag with liquid or solid material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: David BELMONTE
  • Patent number: 7806594
    Abstract: A bag for holding perishable foods for transportation to a consumer's home includes an adhesive disposed on a flap of the bag to be folded down to cover the bag's opening. The adhesive can be used to bind multiple deli bags together for dispensing as well as to seal the bag for transportation of foodstuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas J. Trinko
  • Patent number: 7798711
    Abstract: The present invention is a collapsible liner for use in a bulk container. The liner comprises a first flexible panel, a second flexible panel, a first seal, a second seal, and a tab. The first flexible panel includes a first longitudinal edge. The second flexible panel includes a second longitudinal edge. The first seal joins the first and second panels near the first and second longitudinal edges and runs generally parallel to the first and second edges. The second seal joins the first and second panels and is generally oblique to the first seal. At least one of the panels extends across at least one of the seals to form the tab, which includes an attachment feature. The attachment feature may be a piece of tape affixed to the tab. The attachment feature may be a strip of fabric or other reinforcement material melted into the tab, sealed within the tab or affixed to the tab via an adhesive. The attachment feature may be a hole with sealed or unsealed edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: CDF Corporation
    Inventors: James Plunkett, Robert H. Fougere, Joseph J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 7798712
    Abstract: A large capacity waste disposal bag includes loops attached to it. One set of loops may be used to raise and lower the bag during transportation. Another set of loops may be connected to adjacent loops to support and maintain the bag in an upright, open position. In another embodiment, a large capacity waste disposal bag includes pockets attached to it. When support members are inserted into the pockets the bag is supported and maintained in an upright, open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: WM Bagco, LLC
    Inventor: L. David Russick