Closed Loop Patents (Class 383/24)
  • Patent number: 9907379
    Abstract: A sports bag includes a top portion having a pair of openings or a sleeve through which an athlete's stick or bat may be mounted. The stick or bat when mounted on the sports bag provides a handle for carrying the sports bag. Preferably, the sports bag is slung over the shoulder of the athlete. The sports bag may be in the form of an elongated triangular shape having a bottom which is substantially rectangular, the narrow portion of the sports bag being positioned on a top thereof. The front end includes a contour to fit around and over the shoulder of the athlete. The invention also includes a method of carrying sporting equipment using the sports bag and sliding a sport's stick through the openings or sleeve and using the stick as the handle to carry the sports bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Stephen E. Tyrer
  • Publication number: 20150078683
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a cooler for transferring a game head. In one aspect, a game head transfer device is provided. The device includes a body having an opening on an upper portion that is configured to receive a game head into the body, wherein a first portion and a second portion of the game head extend from the opening of the body when the body is in an opened position and a closed position. The device further includes one or more flap members configured to narrow the opening of the body between the first portion and the second portion of the game head. The device also includes one or more closing members configured to narrow the opening of the body adjacent a side of the first portion and a side of the second portion of the game head that extend from the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Brian HICKS
  • Publication number: 20150071569
    Abstract: A method of lifting a loaded bag with a coupled lifting sling. The bag has a top portion, a closed sidewall, a closed bottom portion, and an opening on the top portion. The method uses a lifting sling coupled to the bag, where the lifting sling is a series of straps that holds the bag. The bag has a series of strap retention devices attached near the bags top edge. The straps are movable vertically in the retention devices. The method includes the steps of loading the bag with a load to a load level, then lifting the lifting straps using a lifting device. The bag's surface above the load line slides down the coupled straps, as the straps are coupled but not attached to the bags above the load line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Troy Town, Michael Schilling, Lewis Strickland, Michael Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20150071568
    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: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Troy Town, Michael Schilling, Lewis Strickland, Michael Sanchez
  • 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: 8894281
    Abstract: A lifting bag having at least one side wall and a closed bottom forming an interior, the bag further having a closable top portion connected to the sidewall and adapted to close the interior of the bag. The opening is a single slit centered on the bag top and closable with a zipper. The lifting bag includes a sling coupled to the bag, generally through a edge strip positioned at ore near the top edge of the bag. The bag can be constructed from a single multilayered sheet. The bag is used in conjunction with a lifting strap system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: PacTec, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Town, Michael Schilling, Lewis Strickland, Michael Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20140212070
    Abstract: A bulk bag and method of making the bulk bag uses lift hoops that are securely linked to eyelets of lift straps that are attached to a bulk bag body so that the bulk bag can be lifted by the lift hoops. The bulk bag body includes a top portion, a bottom portion and a side portion. The lift straps may be attached to the bulk bag body such that at least portions of the lift straps extend along the side portion of the bulk bag body at an angle from the top portion of the bulk bag body to the bottom portion of the bulk bag body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Qizhong Diao
  • Publication number: 20140154045
    Abstract: A flexible freight bag includes a flexible base unit having first and second panel halves that are interconnected to form a flexible base panel, and a hanging strap assembly connected to the flexible base unit. The first and second panel halves have adjacent inner end portions that are fastened to each other to form a seam across the flexible base panel. A fastener unit is attached to the inner end portions of the first and second panel halves and is operable to be detached from at least one of the inner end portions so that the inner end portions are separable from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: CHI MEI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chih-Cheng LEE, Chin-Lung HUANG, Ching-Mi LIN
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140086512
    Abstract: A bulk bag includes a body having sidewalls, a bottom wall and a pair of opposed lift sleeves adapted to receive lifting members for lifting the bag and contents thereof. Each lift sleeve has a first sleeve end and a second sleeve end attached together and proximate to a bottom of the sidewall to form a loop, and a portion of the sleeve extending from the second sleeve end is attached to an adjacent portion of the sidewall such that the loop maintains a substantially open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Bobby Glen Brown, Krystavel Zulaica
  • 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: 8651353
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynn Koutouras, Kendra Christine Cunningham
  • Patent number: 8646605
    Abstract: Distribution and dispensing modalities are provided for reusable medical gowns which involves generally loose handling thereof. Dispensing containers have a collapsible sidewall structure extending between opposite ends and defining therebetween an interior when un-collapsed or erected, at least one of the ends defining an opening through which clean, reusable medical gowns can be loaded, a closure repeatably manipulatable to open and close the opening, and a controllable access aperture at least a portion, or all, of which is spaced from the opening through which to selectively remove a clean, reusable medical gown. The loaded dispensing container may be transported to or around a healthcare facility and placed where needed for ready access at the point-of-use to clean, reusable medical gowns through the controllable access aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Standard Textile Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Ira N. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 8562214
    Abstract: A large, waterproof bag that is sized to fit into the bed of a pick-up truck. The bag is fully sealed by a zipper and an overlapping flap at an opening at one end of the bag. The flap covers and protects the zipper. The waterproof bag is used to store luggage and other goods in a safe, waterproof environment in the truck bed. The bag features eight hook assemblies attached at each corner of two opposed surfaces of the bag that can be used to secure the bag in place during travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventors: Timothy Mathew Dozier, Philip Mathew Dozier
  • Publication number: 20130216158
    Abstract: A self-supporting bag configured to carry attire, equipment, food, beverage, and the like includes a first pair of upstanding mesh side panels joined together at respective side edges to form a shaped compartment body defining an inner body cavity having an opening at an upper end thereof, and an insulated compartment affixed to lower edges of the joined first pair of mesh side panels, a top outer surface of the thermal compartment forming a bottom panel of the bag. The compartment includes a re-closeable opening accessible from the exterior of the bag. The bag further includes a second plurality of mesh panels attached between the compartment and outer surfaces of the first pair of upstanding mesh side panels as a plurality of end pockets and side pockets around the periphery of the bag, the end pockets rendering the bag self supporting in the absence of rigid framing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: William Brent Meldeau, Tina M. Tillman
  • Patent number: 8505770
    Abstract: An animal waste bag dispenser wherein a roll of waste bags with the leading waste bag protruding from the center is inserted into a holder with an aperture on one end, and the holder is inserted into a plush animal with a second aperture aligned with the first aperture so that waste bags may be dispensed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Four Paws Products, Ltd.
    Inventor: Barry Askinasi
  • Publication number: 20130156351
    Abstract: A bag includes an interior pocket and an exterior pocket. The interior pocket is attached to a wall of the bag along a seam that is stitched across a width of the wall. The seam is located at a height from a bottom of the wall. The exterior pocket is attached to the bottom of the wall of the bag and has a top edge extending across the width of the wall. The top edge of the exterior pocket is located a height from the bottom of the wall. The height of the top edge of the exterior pocket is greater than the height of the seam of the interior pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Elizabeth C. Kern, Jason V. Drew, Michael M. Habig
  • Patent number: 8360688
    Abstract: A flexible bag-type pipeline weight, configured to straddle a pipeline, has internal tie means to prevent excessive bulging of the weight after being filled with ballasting material, thus facilitating installation in narrow trenches. Built-in loading loops facilitate filling the weight with ballasting material without need for special loading equipment. The bag-type pipeline weight is formed with a pair of leg sections on either side of a central, pipeline-receiving recess. Once filled with ballast, the legs remain separated, thus facilitating installation on a pipeline. The filled pipeline weight is also freestanding and stable for purposes of transport and storage prior to installation. Hoisting slings facilitate lifting and manipulation of loaded pipeline weights without the need for spreader bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventors: Donald O. Gunn, Lyle Connley Reid
  • Publication number: 20130014792
    Abstract: The present invention features a chalk bag, a parachute tent and a flop clip. The chalk bag features a handle located on the interior of the bag and attached to at least one interior wall, which contains chalk. Chalk is deposited into the handle through an opening in the side of the bag. The opening is outfitted with an integrated funnel to facilitate pouring chalk into the handle. The chalk bag also features a hoop shifter located in a rim portion of the chalk bag, which is a sliding opening and closing mechanism. The parachute tent provides a combination of a parachute and a tent, which is functional as both a parachute and a tent, and once dropped contains all necessary components for the tent with no additional components. The flop clip is a reusable connection mechanism, which utilizes magnets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Nemo Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Cam Brensinger, Suzanne Turell
  • Patent number: 8342750
    Abstract: A reusable and refoldable bag includes an integral locking mechanism that enables the bag to stay closed in a compact folded position (the folded position is about one-sixth to one-ninth of the original bag size compared to the bag when it is open and laid flat) when not in use and is easily opened when needed to carry contents. The integral locking mechanism includes a covering feature with a protected adhesive element and a flap with a mating adhesive element. In the folded position, the flap's adhesive element is placed under the covering feature and securely interlocks with the protected adhesive element. The locking mechanism can be disengaged and re-engaged for multiple reuses. The flap couples to a first side of the bag and extends outward from the bag. The covering feature couples to the first face adjacent to a top portion of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Christina Frances Heinlen, Patricia Lettich Heinlen, Katherine Victoria Heinlen
  • Patent number: 8262320
    Abstract: A flexible bag-type pipeline weight, configured to straddle a pipeline, has internal tie means to prevent excessive bulging of the weight after being filled with ballasting material, thus facilitating installation in narrow trenches. Built-in loading loops facilitate filling the weight with ballasting material without need for special loading equipment. The bag-type pipeline weight is formed with a pair of leg sections on either side of a central, pipeline-receiving recess. Once filled with ballast, the legs remain separated, thus facilitating installation on a pipeline. The filled pipeline weight is also freestanding and stable for purposes of transport and storage prior to installation. Hoisting slings facilitate lifting and manipulation of loaded pipeline weights without the need for spreader bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventors: Donald O. Gunn, Lyle Connley Reid
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120121212
    Abstract: A storage container comprises a cleat configured to be connected to a structure. A lid is pivotably connected to the cleat. A bag support is releasably connected to the cleat separate from the lid. A bag is supported by the bag support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Nicholas Decker, Bradley Hooley, David McNamara
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20110280500
    Abstract: The invention relates to a a toy bag that gathers up equally at the edges to contain toys involving many little pieces such as building blocks, etc. and provides a play area when completely extended on the ground. These characteristics are not found in a typical canvas tote bag or toy bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: Scott David Nelson
  • Patent number: 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
  • Patent number: 7959356
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a dynamic laundry bag apparatus that is lightweight, sorts laundry, and facilitates the carrying of laundry to a laundry facility or the packing of laundry when traveling. A laundry bag slips onto the lock bar of a hanger to be placed in a hanging position. The bag sorts laundry. For transporting the laundry, the laundry bag can be slipped off the hanger. A drawstring at the top of the bag is pulled and fastened into a snap hook to create a shoulder strap. In cleaning the laundry, the bag may be washed with the laundry. The bag can similarly be used to transport the clean laundry, and can be placed back on the lock bar of the hanger. Clean shirts can be hung over the hanger and/or clean pants can be hung over the lock bar to prevent wrinkles as the laundry is being transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventor: Kristine Sommers
  • Patent number: 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
  • Patent number: 7744280
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there is provided a wasp repellent device comprising a suspension member operatively connected to a closed end of a nest mimic The nest mimic has a skirt extending from the closed end of the nest mimic to a mouth of the nest mimic, with a drawstring for contracting the mouth of the nest mimic to give the nest mimic the approximate shape of slightly tapered inverted cone. The exterior of the nest mimic is provided with irregular and uneven striated pattern and, in use, the nest mimic imitates the appearance of a natural wasp nest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Contech Enterprises Inc.
    Inventors: Victoria Olson, Kim Cassar-Torreggiani
  • Publication number: 20100092108
    Abstract: A reusable, easily washable, eco-friendly food container that contains an enclosed pouch and a placemat. The eco-friendly food container folds over itself for spill free storage and in its open position is capable of wrapping around a horizontal bar to hang open so the pouch contents are easily accessible. A removable pouch tray facilitates food handling inside and outside of the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Crystal Figlietti
  • Patent number: 7686791
    Abstract: A collapsible, hands-free emesis container is provided with improved portability, deployment and emesis reception characteristics. The container includes a receptacle for receiving emesis, a chute for directing emesis and a retainer to maintain desired positioning of the container about a support structure, which may be the neck of an impaired patient. The container may be provided in a package having size characteristics for easy storage and access by emergency medical service personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventors: Richard F Ramage, Anthony F Ramage, Phillip M Leopold, Joel C Anderson
  • Publication number: 20100021088
    Abstract: A reusable bag is provided having a defined storage volume for receiving and transporting various items. The bag includes a front panel, a rear panel and two side panels. The panels of the bag are assembled to define the storage volume, having an open top end portion. A bottom wall is attached to the panels to close the bottom end portion of the bag and to define storage volume. The bottom wall is formed from at least two plies of material, with at least one ply of the bottom wall integrally formed with a panel, and the bottom wall having an extension portion wrapping around the bottom wall and secured to one of the panels. In addition, openings may be provided for supporting the bag on the arms of a typical bag support rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: Hilex Poly Co., LLC
    Inventor: Harry B. Wilfong, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100003887
    Abstract: Bath time toy bag with a rectangular shape having mesh front panel and a mesh back panel, the panels sewn together at their edges so that the left and right side of the bag are permanently attached and the upper and lower edges of the bag are attached by one or more zipper assemblies. The zipper assemblies enable a user to insert play toys through the upper zipper assembly and to remove the play toys through the lower zipper assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventor: Michele Greene
  • Publication number: 20090304308
    Abstract: An apparatus for shipping a flowable material in a cargo compartment of a transport includes an enclosure forming a chamber therein to house the flowable material. The enclosure is made of braided or woven fabric. The inner surface of the fabric is coated whereby the fabric is impermeable to the flowable material. The enclosure has at least one closable opening serving as an inlet or outlet to the chamber, and is pliable such that it can be housed within the cargo compartment in any orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: Utilequip, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Lynn Townsend, Gary Dale Krch
  • Publication number: 20090190865
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a flame resistant storage bag that is flame resistant, lifesaving, and easy carry. The present invention provides a flame resistant bag comprising a bag body and a flame resistant block within the bag body, wherein the bag body comprises: a first flame resistant layer, a thermal insulating layer, and a second flame resistant layer, wherein the inner surface of the second flame resistant layer is coated with a coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: Hilme CO., LTD
    Inventor: Chih Ping Chang
  • Publication number: 20090114553
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices and methods in which humidity is regulated within a housing to reduce over-drying of moisture, sweat, and any other deteriorating liquids introduced into a leather-based product by its use. This over-drying of the leather-based product results in an undesired reduction in the amount of moisture content remaining in the leather which decreases the life span and tactile sensitivity of the leather-based product. A moisture-absorbing chemical, enclosed within a container, is positioned within the housing to stabilize a humidity level within a desired range. This humidity level reduces over-drying of the leather-based product by regulating the amount of moisture that escapes the leather-based product while in the housing. As a result, the life of a leather-based product, such as a sporting glove, is extended by reducing the deleterious effects caused by over-drying of the leather within the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventor: Eric Hultz
  • Patent number: 7527430
    Abstract: An adjustable carrying bag having an open upper end and a closed lower end and being formed of a front panel and a rear panel. The panels are foldable about a vertically variable horizontal axis to close the bag such that by varying the vertical elevation of the fold, one varies the volumetric area of the bag. Attachment members are provided for releasably securing the front and rear panels in a folded and vertically adjustable disposition. A handle is slidably mounted on the rear panel such that upon folding the front and rear panels, securing the panels in a folded disposition and lifting the bag by the handle, the handle will slide to the top of the folded bag for carrying irrespective of the vertical elevation of the fold along the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Inventor: Sydnie Allison Suskind
  • Patent number: 7500786
    Abstract: A bulk bag comprising a bottom wall and at least one side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall is provided with at least one pocket secured to the exterior of the side wall and extending substantially vertically. The pocket receives a support member which maintains the side wall of the bulk bag in an upright, open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: B.A.G. Corp.
    Inventors: Joe Ronald Richardson, Jr., Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Patent number: 7476028
    Abstract: A bulk bag comprising a bottom wall and at least one side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall is provided with at least one pocket secured to the exterior of the side wall and extending substantially vertically. The pocket receives a support member which maintains the side wall of the bulk bag in an upright, open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: B.A.G. Corp.
    Inventors: Joe Ronald Richardson, Jr., Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Publication number: 20080310766
    Abstract: The present invention is a system for shipping and discharging contents. The system comprises a liner including a front portion, a rear portion, and first and second side portions, wherein the front, rear, and first and second side portions are sealed together to form a top panel, a bottom panel, a front panel, a rear panel, and two gusseted side panels. At least one opening is provided on one of the front portion, the rear portion, the first side portion, or the second side portion for receiving a fitting. A bladder including at least a front panel and a rear panel and an opening provided in at least one of the panels, wherein the opening is adapted to receive gas, and wherein the bladder is sealed to the top panel of the liner and the bottom panel of the liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: James Plunkett, Joseph Sullivan
  • Patent number: 7448661
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pallet loading and unloading sling, termed a SlingBag device, for efficiently transporting burlap bags and deploying them to secure and protect underwater pipelines. In preferred form, the SlingBag is a T-shaped mat that folds up into a four-sided bag. By using a SlingBag atop a wooden pallet, the process for loading and unloading burlap bags from the pallet may be simplified The SlingBag comprises two rectangular mats that are arranged in a perpendicular cross section, forming a T-shaped mat. When placed upon a pallet for loading, the central panel fits atop the pallet, and the four side flaps extend outward. Burlap bags filled with dry bulk sand or dry sand/cement mix are stacked atop the pallet with the SlingBag. Then, the side flaps are folded up to form a four-sided sling container, and the lifting loops on the side panels are tied in place to secure the sling. In the preferred embodiment, the SlingBag is comprised of polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Inventor: Richard A. Daigle
  • Publication number: 20080273817
    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: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: GIRO GH, S.A.
    Inventor: Ezequiel GIRO AMIGO
  • Patent number: 7427160
    Abstract: A bulk bag comprising a bottom wall and at least one side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall is provided with at least one pocket secured to the exterior of the side wall and extending substantially vertically. The pocket receives a support member which maintains the side wall of the bulk bag in an upright, open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: B.A.G. Corp.
    Inventors: Joe Ronald Richardson, Jr., Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Publication number: 20080047078
    Abstract: A device in which a garment with a crinkled appearance may be stored or laundered is taught comprising a washable bag with sufficient elasticity to retain the garment in a predetermined position so that the appearance of the garment remains crinkled. So that the washable bag can be dried as well as washed, the bag is preferably made from fabric that resists melting at temperatures conventionally experienced during the clothes drying process. The bag further has snag-free surface and at least one opening to receive the garment. Means for hanging may be provided so that the device can be easily stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventor: Minnie F. Gully
  • Patent number: 7226209
    Abstract: A bulk bag for the storage and transport of bulk materials, comprises: a bottom panel; a plurality of side panels; a pair of substantially parallel collapsible tubular guide members, each tubular guide member having a first end and a second end and being secured on or adjacent to the top of a side panel; and a plurality of lifting straps; each end of each tubular guide member supporting a lifting strap and the tubular members being connected together by a first spacer; wherein the first spacer comprises at least one axially stiff elongate member and is provided with a pair of jaws at each end, each pair of jaws comprising a first jaw member and a second jaw member and being adjustable between an open position and a closed position and biased to the open position by spring means; each pair of jaws being connected to a tubular member at or adjacent to the first end thereof in a manner whereby when the jaws are in the closed position they will cause at least the first end of each tubular member to lie substantia
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Looplifter Limited
    Inventors: Mark H. Jardine, P. William Warburg, M. John Hawker
  • Patent number: 7156555
    Abstract: A bulk bag comprising a bottom wall and at least one side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall is provided with at least one pocket secured to the exterior of the side wall and extending substantially vertically. The pocket receives a support member which maintains the side wall of the bulk bag in an upright, open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: B.A.G. Corp.
    Inventors: Joe Ronald Richardson, Jr., Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Patent number: 7018098
    Abstract: A bulk bag comprising a bottom wall and at least one side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall is provided with at least one pocket secured to the exterior of the side wall and extending substantially vertically. The pocket receives a support member which maintains the side wall of the bulk bag in an upright, open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: B.A.G. Corp.
    Inventors: Joe Ronald Richardson, Jr., Bradley Matthew Eisenbarth, Bobby Glenn Brown
  • Patent number: 6935782
    Abstract: A bulk bag is provided with a seamless bottom or base. The base is constructed of a single sheet of material which is folded at the corners thereby providing a continuous and seamless member which prevents leakage of material contained within the bulk bag as well as contamination of product within the bulk bag from the environment. An upper assembly of the bulk bag may either conform to the shape of the base, or may be of another shape as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventor: Natthi Cholsaipant