With Means To Facilitate Manual Separation Of Flattened Bag Walls Patents (Class 383/35)
  • Patent number: 10251721
    Abstract: A storage device for carrying medical equipment having an outer shell that is reconfigurable between a closed configuration and an open configuration. The outer shell includes first and second side panels and a fastener is provided for holding the outer shell in the closed configuration. A first support panel has support elements on its inner and outer surfaces for securing medical equipment to the first support panel. In a first configuration the first support panel covers the inner surface of the first side panel and the outer surface of the first support panel is outwardly facing and accessible and the first support panel is pivotable to a second configuration in which the inner surface of the first side panel is uncovered and both the inner surface of the first side panel and the inner surface of the first support panel are outwardly facing and accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Mark Garratt, Simon Teasdale
  • Patent number: 10227172
    Abstract: A microwaveable popcorn container may be fashioned from glassine or similar materials to provide a susceptor-free, biodegradable, and/or compostable container for cooking microwave popcorn. The material of the container may be translucent in order to advantageously permit inspection of contents during cooking, as well as to permit evaluation of the completeness of kernel popping after microwaving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Quinn Foods, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Coulter Lewis, Kristine Homes Lewis
  • Patent number: 10065768
    Abstract: A plastic bag comprising a grip strip configured to assist with opening the bag, wherein the grip strip is formed from a material different from a material from which its associated panel is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Inteplast Group Corporation
    Inventors: Ben Tseng, Ter-Hai Lin, Joe Wang, Jerry Hsu
  • Patent number: 9573150
    Abstract: A system for applying a two-part adhesive to a substrate includes a prime mover for providing an output torque, a first pump connected to the prime mover for receiving the output torque, the first pump having an inlet and an outlet, a second pump connected to the prime mover for receiving the output torque, the second pump having an inlet and an outlet, a first compound in communication with the inlet of the first pump, a second compound in communication with the inlet of the second pump, a first accumulator in communication with the outlet of the first pump, a second accumulator in communication with the outlet of the second pump, a first manifold in communication with the outlet of the first pump, and a second manifold in communication with the outlet of the second pump. A plurality of applicators is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Royal Adhesives and Sealants, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Snowwhite, Ronald Vollmer, John William Miller
  • Patent number: 9132938
    Abstract: A plastic bag with flexible sidewalls defining an interior volume for holding contents includes a reinforcing feature to resist puncture and/or rupture of the bag. The reinforcing feature may include reinforcing the portion of the bag proximate the bottom edge with additional or thicker thermoplastic material. In various embodiments, the reinforcing feature may be a multilayer strip of plastic material attached along a bottom edge of the bag, either internally or externally, to provide additional material resistant to puncture. The reinforcing feature may be adhesively bonded, heat bonded, or cold bonded to the bag sidewalls. In other embodiments, the sheet material used to produce the bag may be made with varying thicknesses. In addition, methods of manufacturing a bag with such reinforcing features in a high speed automated process are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Edward B. Tucker, David J. Hoying, Matthew W. Waldron, Kyle R. Wilcoxen, Ryan J. Coonce
  • Publication number: 20150139571
    Abstract: A plastic bag comprising a grip strip configured to assist with opening the bag, wherein the grip strip is formed from a material different from a material from which its associated panel is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: INTEPLAST GROUP, LTD.
    Inventors: Ben Tseng, Ter-Hai Lin, Joe Wang, Jerry Hsu
  • Patent number: 8684600
    Abstract: A method is provided for storing a cooked food in a flexible-walled container having an opening. The method includes placing a quantity of food in a flexible-walled container and submerging at least a portion of the container in a liquid with the opening being located so that liquid does not enter the opening. At least the lower portion of the container is maintained in the liquid and the food is maintained in the container below the surface of the liquid. The liquid collapses the container to seal the container. The temperature of the liquid may be maintained at a non-ambient temperature to heat or cool the food as it is stored. The method may also include storing the food adjacent a work surface, or at a remote main vat and transporting the rack to the work surface at which a serving that includes the food is prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Restaurant Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald A. Sus, Henry T. Ewald, Paul G. Simmons, Glenn Schackmuth, John J. Mazurkiewicz, William J. Reimann
  • Patent number: 8678650
    Abstract: An improved flexible package and method thereof are disclosed herein. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a package system comprises a flexible package having at least a front wall, a back wall, a top wall, a bottom wall, and a plurality of side walls; and a locking means for maintaining a portion of the flexible package in a predetermined position, the locking means cooperating with at least a portion of the flexible package and comprising at least one semi-rigid member; wherein one of the front wall, the back wall, the top wall, the bottom wall, or any of the plurality of side walls has a substantially negligible surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Danielle Z. Savage
  • Patent number: 8678651
    Abstract: Disposable storage bags are disclosed having a first side wall, a second side wall and a bottom portion which forms the bag and having an open top portion for receiving and removing items to be stored such as snack foods or other material. Near the top opening of the bag is a closure mechanism for opening and closing the bag. The side walls of the bag are tapered inwardly from the top portion toward the bottom portion such that quillons are formed when the bag is filled with items such as snack food or other material. The bottom portion of the bag includes a gusset which, when the bag is filled with snack food or other material, expands and opens such that the bag may stand upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Schwallie, Linda A. Holland, Jamie Grace Thomas, Stacey M. Stanley, Robert R. Turvey, Brian A. Czech
  • Publication number: 20140079342
    Abstract: A package including at least a first and a second side wall bonded to each other along at least one seam line forming a bond. The bond is peelable along at least a portion of the seam line. A first grip portion is formed on the first side wall, formed by a first folded-over portion of the first side wall folded along a first fold line and a second fold line. The first folded-over portion includes three layers of the first side wall, and all layers in the first folded-over portion are included in the bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventor: Mauro Kiiskinen
  • Patent number: 8550713
    Abstract: A bag for enclosing a handheld electronic device (HED) comprises a flexible sheet material such as a flexible or stretchy fabric. The material is formed into a bag having a main body and a mouth. The mouth has a periphery smaller than the periphery of the main body. The mouth can elastically stretch to allow passage of the HED. First and second loops are attached to and project from the bag adjacent to the mouth to allow a user to support the bag with thumb and forefinger while inserting the HED. In one embodiment, an elastic structure comprises the periphery of the mouth. The unstretched length of such an elastic structure may be adjusted to compensate for the size of the HED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Edward L. Schwarz
  • Publication number: 20130223766
    Abstract: An easily open-able plastic bag is provided. The bag comprises a notch or opening in its front panel that allows the user to touch the back panel of the bag and pull the bag open. The notch is designed to remove the connection between the front panel of the bag and the means to hold it in place on the dispenser such that the front panel can be freely opened. The rear panel of the bag has a more strenuous connection to the means holding the bag to the dispenser such that the force of opening the bag does not cause the bag to be released from the dispenser. The invention also provides a system to aid in the easy opening of the bag, including a device to help push the notch out from the plane of the bags and a method to manufacture the bags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: T.C. Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: T.C. Manufacturing Company, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8317395
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a recloseable bag, comprising front and rear panels joined together along a joined region at lateral and bottom sides to define an inner pocket, the panels defining a principal opening at a top side thereof for removably receiving contents into the inner pocket; and a resealable closure having first and second lateral ends and disposed on a top side of the panels and configured for releasably joining the panels at the top side to releasably close the principal opening to retain the contents in the inner pocket wherein the front and rear panels define an assistive opening for facilitating opening of the bag for insertion and removal of the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Esselte Corporation
    Inventors: Kimberly M. Carr, Lauren Grassia, Denise Ceron
  • Publication number: 20120294551
    Abstract: Provided is a disposable bag for feminine hygiene products, and a dispenser for these bags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Brandi Ford
  • Patent number: 8292076
    Abstract: A sealed foil pouch has a textured opening flange and includes first and second foil sheets having opposing inner surfaces joined together by a seal for defining a sealed area of the pouch located inside the seal and an unsealed area of the pouch located outside the seal. The sealed pouch includes a textured opening flange located adjacent an edge of the pouch for peeling the first and second foil sheets away from one another for breaking the seal and opening the sealed pouch. The textured opening flange is located within the unsealed area of the pouch and includes at least one roughened surface formed on at least one of the first and second sheets. A leg of the seal passes through the textured opening flange. The roughened surface makes it easier to break the leg of the seal for pulling the sheets apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Denise Marie Dacey
  • Patent number: 8201689
    Abstract: A package is described having two blanks of a sheet material joined along edges to form one or more enclosed compartments to retain a urinary catheter. The joined edges provide at least one peeling zone permitting separation of two foil walls. A gripping means is provided to allow a firm grip relative to the peeling zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Viggo Aaberg Kaern
  • Publication number: 20120141048
    Abstract: A quick-opening closure device for sealed bags is described. The device can be opened and used by one hand, as the mouth of the bag is torn by the compression made by two fingers of a user by bending two juxtaposed sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Guido Ribi
  • Patent number: 8192085
    Abstract: An enhancement to a closure mechanism includes at least one flange that extends upwardly from an interlocking member of the closure mechanism. A line of transverse indentations is formed into the flange parallel to the interlocking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: James C. Pawloski, David W. Gustafson
  • Patent number: 8109671
    Abstract: A kitchen device in the form of a cone shaped metal foil grease container for receiving and disposing of hot cooking grease. The cone shaped grease container includes a back side, a front side, an open top, downwardly and inwardly sloping edges and a closed bottom. The closed bottom is dimensioned for receipt inside an open top of a garbage disposal for holding the container upright thereon. A portion of the top of the back side of the container includes an upwardly extending flap. The flap, when folded over, is secured to the front side of the container prior to disposing of the grease stored therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventors: Timothy A. Baker, Susan M. Baker
  • Patent number: 8061897
    Abstract: A package has a package body formed by mating film materials and sealing peripheral edge portions of the mated film materials so as to form a content accommodation compartment inside the sealed peripheral edge portions, the sealed peripheral edge portions being subjected to an easily peel-off treatment so that the sealed peripheral edge portions are separated and peeled off from each other when the package is opened. A seal opening starting portion is formed outside of one of the sealed peripheral edge portions so that the film materials are separated from each other at the seal opening starting portion, and at least one projection is provided on at least one of inner and outer side surfaces of the film materials forming the seal opening starting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Menicon Singapore Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Ichikawa, Kenji Nagata, Kong Mun Chew
  • 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.
  • Publication number: 20110000947
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for partially separating bags in a longitudinally extended continuous flattened extruded tubular web having a series of seal lines and rupturable separation lines defining a series of separable individual bags. A rupturing member applies force perpendicular to a portion of the surface of the web while the web moves and is under tension in the longitudinal direction and thereby causes the separation lines to partially rupture, leaving a slot in the middle of each separation line and leaving the outer portions of each separation line intact, so that the position of the separation line can be readily determined by a person holding a roll of partially separated bags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: GAMMA MACHINERY INC.
    Inventor: Sam Yiu Wah Cho
  • Publication number: 20100054635
    Abstract: An improved pouch has a crimped or squeezed mouth region to facilitate pouch opening and hold open during filling. Mouth edge curls are disclosed for enhancing mouth opening. Roller nip and crimp roller apparatus is disclosed. Pouch conditioning methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: R.A. Jones & Co. Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Wintring, Sima Paunesku
  • Patent number: 7611102
    Abstract: A holder with an integral gripper for transporting a flexible pouch during manufacturing is provided that includes a base plate, and a pair of opposed support members pivotally attached to the base plate. Each support member includes an upper leg member having a gripping means and a lower leg member. A moveable plate is parallel to and spaced apart from the base member by a spring member, and the moveable plate supports an outer end of the lower leg of the support member, so that walls of a flexible pouch are held in tension when the flexible pouch is supported by the gripping means. The walls of the flexible pouch are separated when the support members are pivoted inwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: R. C. Murray
  • Patent number: 7422105
    Abstract: An easy open package for personal care products which has sensory cues as to the location of the opening of a wrapper component. In addition, the present invention provides a wrapper component which has a gradient seal which allows the user to effectively open the wrapper without unnecessarily tearing the wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrienne Rae Loyd, Joseph DiPalma, Thomas William VanDenBogart, Marcus David Weiher, Lynn Marie Matheus
  • Publication number: 20080002917
    Abstract: A water bag includes a soft bag with an intake, a lid detachably covering the intake of the bag, a hose having en end connected to the bag and a mouthpiece connected to a free end of the hose. The present invention further provides a plastic deformation tube between the hose and the mouthpiece, which may be bent freely and fix the mouthpiece at a position after bending. Therefore, user may bend the plastic deformation tube to have the mouthpiece at a suitable position for drinking without having to hold the mouthpiece by hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventor: Lo-Pin Wang
  • Patent number: 7300207
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an air-tight closure for enhancing accessibility to contents of a container when the container is opened and for preventing exposure of the container contents to ambient air when the container is closed. The invention further relates to re-closable containers including the same. The closure comprises at least two elongated male units disposed a gap apart on the outer surface of one wall of the container and at least two corresponding elongated female units disposed a gap apart on the outer surface of an opposite wall of the container opposite the male units, forming at least two male-female pairs. The closure may further include a tongue for facilitating opening the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Inventor: Ron Linneweil
  • Patent number: 7249888
    Abstract: A bag stuffer for placement in a bag, comprising a first panel, a second panel, and an articulated support beam connected between the first and second panels. The articulated beam has a collapsed storage position with the first and second panels substantially adjacent each other and substantially parallel to each other for a storage position of the bag, and an extended or expanded bracing position for holding the first and second panels spaced from each other and for holding the bag in a stuffed display position. The articulated support beam also has at least two beam panels and at least one elastic band for biasing the two beam panels toward each other for biasing the articulated support beam from the collapsed storage toward the expanded bracing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Barclay Brown Corp.
    Inventors: Carlos Encarnacion, Lyudmila Gavurina, Aaron Nirshberg
  • Patent number: 7238253
    Abstract: A placement component rapidly moves individual bag blanks from a pack or magazine to a conveyor system in uniformly spaced relationship. Each bag blank has opposite surfaces. While the conveyor system continues to move the bags, opening tabs are automatically applied to opposite surfaces of each bag, followed by high speed application and cutting of sideways extending flexible closure strips. The bag blanks are moved continuously from the placement component to the high speed cutting section, as compared to incremental movement, for high speed manufacturing of specialized bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Biotrace International Bioproducts, Inc.
    Inventors: N. Robert Ward, Jr., Geoffrey S. Bright
  • Patent number: 7223016
    Abstract: A collapsed bag of unitary construction is made of supple polymeric material, having first and second opposed contiguous flat sidewalls joined at edges and at the bottom but free or with user-releasable weakening at upper edges. The upper edges define a bag mouth. Appropriately situated graspable points at or near bag edges allow the sidewalls to be tensioned or snapped in opposing directions thereby causing the interlayer cling, to which supple polymeric bags are renownedly susceptible, to be readily disrupted for the full distance of contact between the tensioning points and thus for virtually the entirety of the bag mouth to be opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Inventor: Kim N. I. Bell
  • Patent number: 7048441
    Abstract: In connection with the packaging of items or loose material in sheet packings it is known to use a web of cohering flat bag members, which is successively conveyed to a filling station, in which the bag members are opened, one by one, for filling and subsequent closing and separation from the web. The free mouth edges of the bag members or the web are profiled for supported conveyance on opposed carrier rods, tubes or gripping chains which, just before the filling station, diverge from each other for effecting opening of the bag members. The invention provides for a flat bag web, the upright edge strip portions of which are caused to be folded down over respective opposed carrier chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Schur Packaging Systems A/S
    Inventor: Henrik Pape
  • Patent number: 6945695
    Abstract: A plastic bag is supplied as a continuously attached length of plural bags, each bag being separated from adjacent bags along a supply length by a perforated tear line. A seal which runs codirectionally with the tear line forms a closed bottom for each bag, such that when a bag is separated along the tear line from a remainder of the supply, the bag is enclosed along three of its four edges enabling containment of produce or other items placed therein via the opening at the fourth, and remaining edge of the bag which is coextensive with the perforation line. The supply length of bags is advantageously stored on a roll, fan folded, bundled or compactly stored in other suitable manner permitting advancement of consecutive bags when pulled out of the stored condition by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Rabiea
  • Patent number: 6827491
    Abstract: A reclosable plastic bag (10a, 10b) having a front wall (12) and a rear wall (14), opposed sides (16, 18) and an open top end (24) has a zipper (22) extending across the front and rear walls (12, 14) from side to side at the bag top. The zipper (22) includes first and second profiles (17, 19) having mating interlocking portions (26, 28). A camber inducing member (30, 32) is provided at the bag top on at least one of the profiles (17, 19) or the front and rear walls (12, 14) to urge the top end of the front wall (12) away from the top end of the rear wall (14) when the mating interlocking portions are disengaged from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Kohl, Edward Berich, Duane Piechocki
  • Publication number: 20040190797
    Abstract: The invention relates to a package (1) comprising at least two opposite walls (3, 5) which are bonded together along a longitudinally extending bonding seam (16, 17). Each wall (3, 5) comprises at least two bonded-together wall members (6, 7; 8, 9), which are folded onto each other about a fold line (10, 11), wherein parts (26, 27) of the walls (3, 5) positioned on either side of the wall members (6, 7; 8, 9) can be moved away from each other in directions (P1, P2) extending parallel to the longitudinal direction of the bonding seam (16, 17), wherein the opposite wall members (6, 7; 8, 9) can be moved apart, bounding an opening that gives access to a space present inside the package (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: Robert Bosch Verpakkingsmachines B.V.
    Inventor: Barend Bastiaan Romijn
  • Publication number: 20040184682
    Abstract: An easy to open plastic film bag (1) provided with overlying front and rear walls (2, 3) joined by means of inwardly extending lateral gussets (5, 6) each constituted by two panels (7, 9 and 8, 10) having different widths such that the front and rear walls are laterally offset distances d1 and d2 to form two lateral strip-like zones (17, 18) between the lateral edges (15, 16) of the rear wall and the corresponding lateral edges (13, 14) of the front wall, said lateral zones being intended for being gripped and pulled away from one another to open the mouth of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventor: Kjell Lovold
  • Patent number: 6789944
    Abstract: In a bag configuration, a sanitary cover of clear plastic construction material to be placed over a handgrip of a dentist's overhead light that has an imprint, such as an arrow, on a rear bag panel in the middle of unsealed edges that in use bound an opening through which the handgrip is projected into the bag, in which the user is instructed to rub apart the unsealed edges at the observed site of the arrow, and thus neutralizes a static electricity clinging together of the unsealed edges that otherwise would be difficult to separate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventors: Richard Allen, Mitchell Steinberg
  • Publication number: 20040107676
    Abstract: A flexible pouch for packaging a product includes a front panel and a back panel, each having an upper edge, a lower edge opposite the upper edge, and side edges extending therebetween the upper and lower edges, that are joined together at the side edges and the lower edges to contain the product. The front and back panels include an outwardly projecting crease that forms a guide pocket for separating the panels, prior to filling the pouch with the product, and the crease is straightened out when the upper edges of the front panel and back panel are sealed together. A method of forming and filling the flexible pouch includes the steps of forming the panel, and forming a crease in each of the panels that projects outwardly and extends longitudinally along each of the panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2002
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventor: R. Charles Murray
  • Publication number: 20040052434
    Abstract: A collapsed bag of unitary construction is made of supple polymeric material, having first and second opposed contiguous flat sidewalls joined at edges and at the bottom but free or with user-releasable weakening at upper edges. The upper edges define a bag mouth. Appropriately situated graspable points at or near bag edges allow the sidewalls to be tensioned or snapped in opposing directions thereby causing the interlayer cling, to which supple polymeric bags are renownedly susceptible, to be readily disrupted for the full distance of contact between the tensioning points and thus for virtually the entirety of the bag mouth to be opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventor: Kim N. I. Bell
  • Publication number: 20040049837
    Abstract: A drainable ostomy pouch has an outlet. Reinforcing members at the outlet are deformable by application of manual pressure at their ends to distend the outlet. The lateral edges of the reinforcing members may be offset, which encourages the reinforcing members to consistently bend away from each other. A peelable distributed mechanical engagement fastener secures the outlet in a folded condition. The fastener parts are hook-hook type plastic extrusions, and provide a snap-engagement. A security flap is foldable under the outlet when in its folded condition. The outlet is released in two stages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Malcolm Falconer, Adrian Breakwell, Bret Weig
  • Patent number: 6698927
    Abstract: A bag stuffer for an expandable bag has an insert movable from a collapsed to an expanded orientation and made of at least one substantially rigid and substantially planar side panel and a bottom panel. The side panel is connected to one end of the bottom panel at a hinge containing a fold between the side panel and the bottom panel and a Z shaped torsion spring biases the insert toward the expanded orientation. The spring has a torso disposed only at the hinge for directly acting on the fold to bias the side panel away from the bottom panel and toward the expanded orientation, and a pair of arms extending at angles from opposite ends of the torso, each arm lying flat against an inside surface of the respective bottom panel and side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Barclay Brown
    Inventors: Maurice Hedaya, Kenneth James Kelly, Alfred Powell Kelly, Tom Aloysius Kelly
  • Bag
    Publication number: 20040032992
    Abstract: A bag for use with at least one wicket pin of an automatic bag filling equipment. The bag has a first side wall of a film material with a wicket mounting part. The wicket mounting part has at least one hole for mounting the bag on at least one of the at least one wicket pins of the bag filling equipment. The bag has a second side wall with an open part of an open material. The second side wall is joined to the first side wall such that the bag has an inside and an opening. The second side wall has a film part of a film material for facilitating the automatic opening of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventor: Moty Hershku
  • Publication number: 20030236158
    Abstract: A method of producing a reclosable pouch includes the steps of extruding a bag web onto a casting roll and forming a closure profile on the bag web while the bag web is in contact with the casting roll. An apparatus for implementing the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventors: James C. Pawloski, Rui M. Pires, Kenneth A. Toney
  • Publication number: 20030161554
    Abstract: A polymeric film bag having first and second panels that are joined to each other along a pair of opposing sides and a bottom bridging the opposing sides. Each of the first and second panels have an original width. Extending inwardly from near or at one of the pair of opposing sides is a first narrowing seal. The first narrowing seal seals the first and second panels together such that a second width of the first and second panels is created that is smaller than the original widths of the first and second panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventors: Clifford H. Patridge, William P. Belias, John H. Menendez, Eduard Kraminker
  • Patent number: 6585413
    Abstract: The body of a sterile collection bag has opposed sidewalls and an upper body end. The interior of the body defines a sterile collection space for an object. First and second flexible closure strips having integrated centrally located wires are attached to the bag sidewalls and extend beyond the side wall edges. The upper end of the body includes one or more small notches cut into the body sidewalls to facilitate tearing of the upper body end from the bag body, with abrupt edges of the strips acting as tear guides. Pull tabs attached to the closure strips can be drawn apart to open the mouth of the bag for insertion of a sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: International BioProducts Incorporated
    Inventors: N. Robert Ward, Jr., Geoffrey S. Bright, Debra K. Cory
  • Patent number: 6579008
    Abstract: A multicompartment reclosable thermoplastic bag having at least two compartments is disclosed. Each compartment has a top, a bottom, side edges, and two opposing sidewalls joined at the side edges and the bottom. Each compartment has a closure across the top thereof, which are arranged back-to-back and aligned such that the center points of each closure are less than ½ inch (1.27 cm) away from each other. The compartments are attached together proximate the tops of the compartments, and the bottoms of the compartments are free from being attached to each other. A process for making the bag is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson Home Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Price, Michael J. Colucci, Jose Porchia
  • Publication number: 20030053720
    Abstract: A continuous strip of individually severable plastic bag includes a flattened, hollow, tubular structure of a thin plastic material formed with a plurality of longitudinally-spaced transverse bond lines to define closed bottoms of plastic bags when individually severed from the continuous strip, with a transverse severance line on one side of each transverse bond line to permit severance of an individual plastic bag, and with a pair of finger tabs adjacent each transverse severance line to facilitate opening a plastic bag when severed from the continuous strip. Several preferred embodiments are described wherein the finger tabs are integrally formed with the continuous strip, and wherein they are formed as separate elements bonded to the continuous strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Inventors: Sol Smith, Benjamin J. Barish
  • Publication number: 20030031387
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a packaging container formed of a packaging material comprised of a textile layer of woven polyester fabric and a thermoplastic layer of polyolefin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Kyle G. Gipson, Thomas E. Godfrey
  • Publication number: 20030021500
    Abstract: A method of making a multicompartment reclosable thermoplastic bag having at least two compartments is disclosed. Each compartment has a top, a bottom, two side edges, and two opposing sidewalls joined at the side edges and the bottom. Each compartment has a closure across the top thereof, which are arranged back-to-back and aligned. The compartments are attached together proximate the tops of the compartments, and the bottoms of the compartments are free from being attached to each other. Processes for making such bags from one or more webs are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: William D. Price, Richard R. Dawkins
  • Patent number: 6475578
    Abstract: Multilayer films and packaging structure made therefrom which incorporate a peelable seal which operates via two peel mechanisms which are temperature dependent. The multilayered films and the packages in which they are utilized, have multiple layers including a fifth layer comprising high density polyethylene; a fourth layer comprising high density polyethylene, a third layer comprising high density polyethylene; a second layer comprising high density polyethylene and polybutylene and a first layer comprising ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer, polyethylene plastomer and polybutylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Pechiney Emballage Flexible Europe
    Inventors: Lisa King Gerrits, Russell P. Gehrke, Paul T. Greisinger
  • Publication number: 20020154835
    Abstract: A flexible package having a handle-pour spout closure including two strip sections and a slidable clamp. The clamp can be slid to one position to hold the sections closed, and to another position to enable them to be pulled apart and opened, and vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Applicant: Fres-co System USA, Inc.
    Inventor: David E. Galomb