Plural Patents (Class 383/37)
  • Patent number: 10377088
    Abstract: A device for liquid-tight sealing of two partially overlapping packaging components. One of these is a tubular basic body. A further packaging component forms the packaging head or bottom, having at least one mandrel and one die. For the tubular basic body to be easily slid on to the mandrel and removed the expansion elements have sealing jaws which, in their working position, form a closed, encircling outer contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SIG Technology AG
    Inventors: Holger Poell, Marco Pluess, Martin Ruegg
  • Patent number: 10343819
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing at least one stack (9) formed of bags (1), comprising the following steps: feeding tubular or semitubular material in order to form a bottom material layer (2) and a top material layer (3), introducing at least one weld seam (4) in order to connect the bottom material layer (2) and the top material layer (3) in order to form individual, but still connected bags (1), introducing a formatting fold (8) into the layer web, formed of still connected bags (1), separating the bags (1) connected in the formatted layer web into individual bags (1), wherein said bags (1) still have the formatting field (8), forming a packet of individual bags (1) into a stack (9) having a defined number of bags (1), and introducing at least one fold into the stack (9). The invention further relates to a bag (1), a stack (9), and a dispensing box (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LEMO MASCHINENBAU GMBH
    Inventor: Bernd Schlarp
  • Patent number: 9669595
    Abstract: Methods for creating multi-layered incrementally-stretched and incrementally-laminated bags with increased or maintained strength are described herein. An increased level of strength is achieved by bonding adjacent layers of a multi-layer film together in a manner that the bond strength of the laminated layers is less than a strength of a weakest tear resistance of the individual first and second film layers. The inventors have surprisingly found that such a configuration of light bonding provides increased and unexpected strength properties to the multi-layer film as compared to a monolayer film of equal thickness or a multi-layer film in which the plurality of layers are tightly bonded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Michael G. Borchardt, Shaun T. Broering, Robert T. Dorsey, Donald E. Wogelius, Jason R. Maxwell, Scott W. Binger
  • Patent number: 9227767
    Abstract: There are provided a package bag capable of surely preventing stay of ambient air or the like in the package bag and intake thereinto even in the filling by handwork or the like of an operator as well as a method for filing and packing the liquid material to be packed into the package bag. A package bag is characterized by comprising a bag main body made of thin laminate films for packing, a fusion part formed at a position spaced from a bottom portion of the bag main body not forming a nozzle through fusion and extending in a widthwise direction of the bag main body, an insert port for a pipe-like filling nozzle provided in a middle portion of the fusion part, a filling part of one-way function formed between the fusion part and an opening end of the bag main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: YUSHIN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsunori Futase
  • Patent number: 9180999
    Abstract: The invention features a series of bags having perforations on the front and back panels that connect the back portion of one bag with the front portion of a second bag. The bags are aligned and features holes that are adapted to be received by a stand to support the bags. The bags are packaged and ready to load in a ready to use position. When the bags are separated from each other, the next bag in the continuous series will align and expand to open into a use position. The bags can be stacked on top of each other in a ready to use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: Deja S. Castro
  • Patent number: 9004759
    Abstract: A sleeve has an open top and side edges. One or more handles are defined by perforations that extend inward from the side edges and can terminate with a stress concentration-reducing shape. The handles may be tapered. The handles may include a reinforcing weld formed by an extension of the bottom seal of adjacent, oppositely oriented sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Professional Package Company
    Inventor: Scott R. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 8979367
    Abstract: A self opening bag includes front and real walls joined at their respective first and second side and bottom edges. The bag is folded at least once parallel to its side edges. At least one attaching feature is located on the outer surface of the bag adjacent the upper end and between the folded walls. The bag is releasably attached to a subsequent bag. The at least one attaching feature causes the bag to open as the bag is pulled from the subsequent bag. The once folded bag may be sealed at the bottom edges after folding to form a star-sealed bag bottom. The bags may be removably attached to each other at a perforation line and wound onto a compact roll for use with a bag dispenser. The bags may have an upper seam, a U-shaped cut and a pair of bag handles. The bags may be corona treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Brian Tan
  • Patent number: 8961014
    Abstract: Compressible reclosable storage containers (e.g., pouches) having a one-way valve disposed along the bottom of the container. In one configuration, the reclosable pouch comprises a receptacle having a storage chamber and a mouth in communication with the storage chamber, and an airtight closure for closing the mouth. The receptacle comprises two walls made of thermoplastic web material, two side seals that include respective marginal portions of the two walls, and a vent that extends from one side seal to the other. The vent comprises a multiplicity of collapsible channels, each channel comprising a respective air inlet in flow communication with the storage chamber and a respective air outlet in flow communication with space external to the pouch. The channels may be formed by a series of zigzag or wave-shaped heat seals or heat seals have other shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Rod M. Karim, Antonio Peralta, Miguel L. Aguilar
  • Patent number: 8961013
    Abstract: A self-supporting, rigid, and collapsible reusable bag made from flexible material and having a bottom, two first sidewalls, two second sidewalls, a top opening, and rigid insert. A rigid full-wall board is embedded in each of the two first sidewalls. A rigid insert comprised of at least one pair of sidewalls and bottom with substantially similar dimensions to the second sidewalls and bottom of the bag are placed in the interior and in frictional contact with the second sidewalls and bottom of the bag. The rigid insert sidewalls are held in place with securing devices located on the interior upper corners of the sidewalls of the bag. The bag can be collapsed by moving the rigid insert away from the second sidewalls and bottom to allow the second sidewalls to fold either inward or outward. A full-wall pocket is provided for each first sidewall to receive the full-wall board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Erica Bush
  • Publication number: 20150049961
    Abstract: The invention features a series of bags having perforations on the front and back panels that connect the back portion of one bag with the front portion of a second bag. The bags are aligned and features holes that are adapted to be received by a stand to support the bags. The bags are packaged and ready to load in a ready to use position. When the bags are separated from each other, the next bag in the continuous series will align and expand to open into a use position. The bags can be stacked on top of each other in a ready to use position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Deja S. Castro
  • Publication number: 20150036952
    Abstract: An anti-skid treatment is applied to one or both major surfaces of bulk materials bags. The treatment may be applied to any bulk material bag, but is detailed in respect of films that tend to be relatively slippery, such as oriented polypropylene (“OPP”) and biaxially oriented polypropylene (“BOPP”). In one preferred embodiment, an elastomeric polymer having a coefficient of friction higher than that of the bag material is applied in strips to one or both surfaces of the bag. A method of manufacturing the bags is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Yuming Pang
  • Publication number: 20140363102
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus for making a multi-compartment package on a form, fill, and seal machine. Two pairs of heat sealing jaws are provided which produce seals having different sealing strengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Eduard EDWARDS, Stephen D. TYNER
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140314918
    Abstract: A multi-layer pouch assembly consisting of one or multiple inner sealed pouches that contain the ground produce or other product, and a surrounding mesh pouch or bag, acting as a filter for the juice contained in the inner pouches. The outer mesh or gauze pouch which completely envelops or surrounds the inner produce containing pouches has a volume at least equal to the total volume of the inner pouches, to allow for the pressing and expansion of the ground produce when the inner bags are burst by a press platen. Another alternative embodiment employs a third outermost sealable plastic pouch that is capable of holding the gauze bag or pouch, which holds the produce-containing pouches. This outer pouch can be sealed and serves as the package and container for storage in refrigerators or suitable storage facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Dale Wettlaufer, Charles Wettlaufer
  • Publication number: 20140301671
    Abstract: Bags having gussets and tabs, including self-opening bags in a stack, are disclosed in which one or more gussets extend into the tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: HILEX POLY CO. LLC
    Inventor: Harry B. Wilfong
  • Publication number: 20140270582
    Abstract: A flexible package and method for making one includes a thermoplastic film section folded to form first and second opposing body panels. The first and second body panels are joined together along a top seal, first side seal, and second side seal; and have a fold section forming a bottom. A perforated section is provided in the first body panel to provide access to an interior of the package. The package can be used for a variety of packaging contents including, for example, a roll of bags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Schweiss, Gregory Haverfield, Mark Eilers, John Wegner
  • Publication number: 20140270583
    Abstract: A dual sterile pouch and sealing mechanism for the sterile containment and usage of a non-sterile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Edwin K. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140270581
    Abstract: A flexible bag for food storage includes an oxygen remover, a water impermeable membrane, a frangible seal, and walls having low oxygen transmission. The wall comprises two facing sheets, and at least one sheet is a multilayer sheet having an inner layer of polymer enabling the facing sheets to be joined by melt sealing at less than 95° C. The bag may be sealed at location other than the frangible seal. A machine-readable image (e.g. QR code) may direct a computer or phone to a video on the Internet that shows re-sealing the bag at a location separate from the frangible seal to isolate the storage region from air surrounding the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Carolyn Kay Jons
  • Publication number: 20140239011
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a container for flowable material configured to be installed in a counter below an access hole. The container includes a first deformable portion and a second deformable portion. The first deformable portion defines a first cavity and has a sealable first cavity inlet. The second deformable portion defines a second cavity and is in flow communication with the first cavity. The first deformable portion is configured to deform to fit into the access hole when substantially no flowable material is therein and the second deformable portion configured to deform to fit through the access hole when substantially no flowable material is therein. The disclosure also includes a method of installing a container of flowable material in a counter below an access hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: PIBED LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert BUTLER, Laura Anne HAY, Efthimia IOANNOU, Adela WALCZAK, Stewart BANKS, Christopher James LANG, Dean Philip LIMBERT
  • Publication number: 20140209651
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing bags and the resulting bag are disclosed. The bags may be continuously and detachably connected, and continuously and detachably connected bags may be wound onto a roll. In addition, a dispenser is disclosed for storing and dispensing bags. Also disclosed is an apparatus for use in dispensing plastic bags. A dispensing system is disclosed for continuously and detachably connected series of bags and in which the removal of a bag results in the subsequent bag in the series being at least partially opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Hilex Poly Co., LLC
    Inventor: Harry B. Wilfong
  • Patent number: 8790009
    Abstract: A bag has a body portion having a seam forming a pocket, an opening in the body portion arranged to receive items, a first handle located adjacent to the opening, and a second handle arranged adjacent to the seam, off-set from the first handle. A method of manufacture a bag having two handles includes providing stock in the form of a tubular plastic film stock, forming a first bag from the tubular plastic film stock, the first bag having a first handle at a top of the bag, and a second handle at a bottom of the bag, and forming a second bag from the tubular plastic film stock, the second bag having a first handle at a top of the second bag, the first handle of the second bag arranged adjacent the bottom handle of the first bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: B3 Plastics, LLC
    Inventors: Tara J. Saville, Mark D. Sale, Jay B. Paulson
  • Publication number: 20140205213
    Abstract: A flexible package for a product and method of storing a product in a package is disclosed. The package includes an inner bag and an outer bag. The inner bag is formed of a flexible material, is arranged to hold a product that degasses, e.g., whole bean coffee, and includes a one-way valve. The outer bag is also formed of a flexible material and encloses the inner bag, forming a gas space therebetween. The gas space is in communication with the ambient atmosphere via at least one communicating passageway. Gas may vent through the one-way valve into the gas space and from there through the at least one passageway, with the outer bag providing a smooth aesthetically pleasing appearance notwithstanding changes in pressure and/or temperature to which the package is subjected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Fres-co System USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Scott Beer
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140117013
    Abstract: A transport system for a fluid which comprises a fluid containing bag, an overwrap bag which encloses the fluid containing bag, and a box which encloses the overwrap bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PACKAGING INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: INTERNATIONAL PACKAGING INNOVATIONS, LLC
  • Publication number: 20140119677
    Abstract: A web of expandable bags, a method for forming a web of expandable bags, and a method of forming an expandable bag containing a product is provided. The web of expandable bags includes a plurality of connected bags. Each bag includes a front ply and a back ply, and each bag is connected to an adjacent bag by a perforated connection. The front and back plies are joined to define a compartment that includes a first side, a second side, a third side that extends between the first side and the second side, and a bag opening that is configured to be closed. The front and back plies include a plurality of slits, and the plurality of slits are arranged in a plurality of spaced apart rows. The plurality of slits allows the compartment to expand in a direction that is perpendicular to the arrangement of the plurality of slits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Automated Packaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Hershey Lerner
  • Patent number: 8690848
    Abstract: An ostomy closure is disclosed for sealing an ostomy pouch after use and removal from an ostomy mounting plate. The ostomy mounting plate is secured to an individual. The ostomy closure comprises a cap body defining an interior surface and an exterior surface extending to a peripheral edge. A cap flange is coupled to the peripheral edge of the cap body and extends from the interior surface of the cap body. A cap locking member is integral to the cap flange. A cap lip defining an interior surface and an exterior surface extends from the cap flange for manipulating the cap body and the cap flange. The cap flange couples with a pouch flange of the ostomy pouch for defining a sealing closure for maintaining the stool and the stool odor within the ostomy chamber and a locking closure for preventing inadvertent removal of the cap flange from the pouch flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Ostosolutions, LLC
    Inventor: Johnnie R. Cason
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130330024
    Abstract: A bag with a port member according to the present invention includes a bag having an opening and a port member attached to the opening. In addition, the port member has a tubular insertion portion and a bag side connection portion that is connected to a container side connection portion of other container, and the bag is positioned on the innermost circumferential face side of the bag with a port member on an inner face of the insertion portion. According to the bag with a port member, the bag with a port member that can reduce a residual amount of contents to be as small as possible when the contents inside the bag are taken out can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Umenaka, Takeshi Kojima, Naomi Hashimoto, Toshiyuki Yamagishi, Kenehide Oota
  • Publication number: 20130322787
    Abstract: Bags are provided herein, having multiple separable units. The bags may be used for sorting waste into types in a simple manner, which may encourage more people to sort their waste. The bags have separate units which are interconnected at their tops, to allow easy separation upon waste disposal. The bags may be used in a range of applications, from home use, replacing multiple containers by a single container with the bag, to municipal use in garbage containers, sparing placing and simplifying waste processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Nimrod EPELSHTEIN, Tzvi Graiver
  • Publication number: 20130301957
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-compartment pouch with a breakable or openable inner compartment used for mixing of two or more ingredients contained within the compartments without opening the pouch to the atmosphere. In one form, a two-compartment pouch includes a top compartment and a bottom compartment and an inner gusset separating the top compartment from the bottom compartment. The inner gusset includes an openable region and a fold line, and means for grasping and pulling apart the front and rear panels of the pouch to cause the openable region to open to allow for the combining of contents of the top compartment with contents of the bottom compartment without opening the pouch. Also provided are methods for making the multi-compartment pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Salvatore Pellingra, Allyson Smith, Martin Kropf
  • Patent number: 8573845
    Abstract: Food packaging of the present invention is particularly adapted for microwave, conventional oven, stove top and boiler cooking techniques and includes an integral pocket or trap compartment for receiving fluids created by the cooking process, such as grease. Embodiments further include food packaging having food compartments that may contain food products that may be individually selected and/or combined together to form combination food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Turover Straus Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan S. Turover, Antim G. Straus, Dustin J. Hillinski
  • BAG
    Publication number: 20130279828
    Abstract: A bag belonging to the field of storage products. The bag comprises a primary bag, an integrated secondary bag and a connecting belt, wherein the lower end of the primary bag is connected with the lower end of the integrated secondary bag, and the connecting belt is positioned at the lower end of the primary bag and receives the integrated secondary bag. This utility model can be used as a leisure bag and a shopping bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Yao-Tsung HUANG
  • Publication number: 20130247606
    Abstract: The insulated container and insert are formed of relatively soft and flexible panels having relatively thick cores of thermal insulation captured between thin impervious sheets. The outer container has a closable top, and the insert has an open top. The insert is about half the height of the outer container, allowing ice or other cooling material, beverage cans and/or bottles, etc., to be placed in the bottom of the outer container with the insert resting thereon for the carriage of food therein. As the outer bottom surface of the insert will be moist from contact with ice or the like therebelow, the outer container includes a drop down panel that may be lowered for placement of the insert thereon to preclude contamination of the bottom of the insert with loose sand or the like. Additional carrying handles and straps are provided, as well as outer pockets on the outer container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: GLEN R. SUCHECKI
  • Patent number: 8534462
    Abstract: Film bags are dispensed from a container having an opening. Each of the film bags has a dispensed portion and a remaining portion and includes front and rear walls joined at their first and second side edges. The walls are sealed at the bottom edges and have a top edge. An upper portion of the bags is penetrated by two openings. The openings surround a center portion that extends upwardly toward to join the remaining portion formed by the openings and the top edges. The remaining portion has at least one frangible attachment to the dispensed portion. An optional bag stack insert has a notch at a first end that aligns with the opening. Each bag stack is secured to an insert with a lower end of the stack folded under the first end and the stack inserted into the container with the folded stack portion located adjacent the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Brian Tan
  • Patent number: 8523436
    Abstract: A flexible transport container (1) includes an inner bag (10) formed by a flat casing closed at one end (12), the other end (13) of which is folded towards the first end. The inner bag is housed inside an outer bag (20) formed by a casing provided with a first access port (25) which extends through the two bags close to the closed end of the inner bag and a second access port (27) which only extends through the wall of the outer bag opposite a portion of the folded end of the inner bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim Aseptics
    Inventors: Stephanie Armau, Cedric Lambert, Mathieu Labedan, Bernard Saint Martin
  • Patent number: 8517609
    Abstract: A container, or package, that is separable for resizing the container after the contents are partially consumed. One or more mid-package separable seals are positioned between the top and bottom of a package. The seal in the sealed configuration flexibly provides package integrity with an air-tight seal and connection. In the operated configuration, the seal separates the package into two sections, allowing the package to assume a size that is suitable for the volume of material remaining. In one embodiment, the mid-package separable seal includes a sealing strip that is adhesively attached to the outside of the package and covers a tear line/strip formed in the material of the package. Removal of the sealing strip allows the tear line to separate the package into two sections. In another embodiment, a connecting strip is attached to two sections of the package and the connecting strip has an integral tear line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher W. Conner
  • Publication number: 20130188889
    Abstract: Trash bags may be formed to include first and second sidewalls joined along a first side edge, an opposite second side edge, and a closed bottom edge to form an outer bag. A second inner bag may be inserted within the first bag to form a “bag-in-a-bag” type configuration in which the inner bag is bonded to the outer bag along side seals. When the outer and inner bags are formed primarily from LLDPE thermoplastic resin using a blown film process, the inventors have surprisingly found that such configurations provide increased and unexpected strength properties while using less material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventors: Robert W. Fraser, Michael G. Borchardt, Jack A. MacPherson, Robert T. Dorsey, Scott Binger, Shaun T. Broering
  • Patent number: 8491191
    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: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    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: 8485728
    Abstract: A package including a package body having closed ends, at least one of the closed ends being openable. A reclosable member including a band disposed on the package body, the band being adjacent to and encircling the openable closed end. The reclosable member maintains the at least one of the openable end in a closed condition after opening thereof. The openable end is selectively and repeatedly openable and reclosable upon manipulation of the package body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul K. Bowers, James A. Glydon, Allen Aldridge
  • Publication number: 20130114916
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an assembly for sorting two or more items. Specifically, the present invention is directed to a sorting assembly having two or more visually distinct compartments joined by a releasably adhesive means that allows for sorting of the two or more items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Brandon P. Gray
  • Publication number: 20130108188
    Abstract: An improved sealing method allows the ends of pouch closure to be joined while at the same time forming dome-shaped slider end stops at respective joined ends of the closure. The closure may comprise two zippers. In addition, the ends of the zipper profiles are terminated by means of dies that form uniform and consistent terminations in the zone where the ends of the zipper strips are joined. The dome-shaped slider end stops and the zipper profile terminations are produced by heat sealing, either ultrasonically or through resistance heating, of the closure material. After the closure material has been softened by ultrasonic energy or resistance heating, dies are used to form the dome structures and terminations of the zipper profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Rod M. Karim, Antonio Peralta, Miguel L. Aguilar
  • Publication number: 20130097968
    Abstract: A foil cartridge is disclosed. The foil cartridge has a foil tube enclosing at least one chamber in the circumferential direction and a cover separate from the foil tube. The cover closes an axial end of the foil tube. At least one first opening is configured in the cover for each chamber, through which opening the chamber may be filled with a filling material. A closure is provided, which seals the first opening. To produce the foil cartridge, the chamber is established by connecting the cover with the foil tube. Then the chamber is filled with a filling material through the first opening in the cover and the first opening is sealed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ralf WILLNER, Gottfried KLEINHANS, Armin BAESSLER
  • Publication number: 20130098784
    Abstract: A packaging container for at least two components to be mixed with each other has an outer container for a first component and at least one inner container for a second component arranged inside the outer container. The outer container and the inner container have container walls and at least one of the container walls is at least partially comprised of flexible plastic material. At least the outer container has at least one shape-defining sealed seam along one side. The inner container is openable by pressure application from the exterior of the outer container for mixing the first and second components within the packaging container. The outer container has an area provided for forming a removal opening. The inner container has outer dimensions that, when the outer container is opened, hinder the inner container from exiting to the exterior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: BISCHOF + KLEIN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Glenn Andrew Spendlow, Maik Helmig
  • Publication number: 20130101236
    Abstract: Compressible reclosable storage containers (e.g., pouches) having a one-way valve disposed along the bottom of the container. In one configuration, the reclosable pouch comprises a receptacle having a storage chamber and a mouth in communication with the storage chamber, and an airtight closure for closing the mouth. The receptacle comprises two walls made of thermoplastic web material, two side seals that include respective marginal portions of the two walls, and a vent that extends from one side seal to the other. The vent comprises a multiplicity of collapsible channels, each channel comprising a respective air inlet in flow communication with the storage chamber and a respective air outlet in flow communication with space external to the pouch. The channels may be formed by a series of zigzag or wave-shaped heat seals or heat seals have other shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Rod M. Karim, Antonio Peralta, Miguel L. Aguilar
  • Publication number: 20130064478
    Abstract: A device for operating a non sterilized tool within a sterilized room without tampering with the sterilization of the room has a first bag and a second bag. The second bag is located within the first bag and its opening edges are overlapping the opening edges of the first bag. The overlapping edges are adhered to each other to define a hermetic space between the first and the second bags and to maintain opened the opening of the second bag, and that space is treated by means of one of sanitized, sterilized, disinfected or cleaned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Adam D. SOLD, Dekel TZIDON
  • Publication number: 20130051706
    Abstract: Woven textile structures constructed using dual-loom technology are provided. Filaments are woven in such a way as to create a first set of different discrete layers of the same fabric in some regions of the textile and a second set of discrete layers of the same fabric at other regions of the same textile. The different layers are used to construct various textile structures such as a woven bag with woven channels containing at least one drawstring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Julia Roether, Thomas G. Bell, Tory M. Cross
  • Publication number: 20130039605
    Abstract: An apparatus for carrying foldable footwear that comprises a drawstring pouch having a side pocket that reversibly adjusts between undrawn and drawn states. When undrawn, the pouch is characterized by an opening at the top of the pouch that is dimensioned and configured for receiving a pair of foldable shoes in an interior of the pouch. When drawn, the pouch is characterized by a drawstring arranged on the upper portion sealing off the opening, thereby concealing the interior of the pouch. The apparatus further comprises a collapsible tote bag removably inserted in the side pocket, where the tote bag is configured to reversibly convert between unfolded and folded states. When unfolded, the tote bag is characterized by an interior portion that receives a pair of unfolded shoes, where the interior portion further includes a storage pocket. When folded, the tote bag is completely contained within the second pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Kfir Gavrieli, Dika Gavrieli
  • Publication number: 20120301055
    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 the male and female connectors on a common backing panel. 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: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson, Son. & Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Ackerman, Bethanne L. Valentine, Nancy F. Dewane, Imtiaz A. Musaliar, Larry T. Schmitt, Maria Economopoulos Kafkis, Lucas Daniel, Ann Hintzman, David J. VandenBranden, Sarah I. Garcia, Moritsugu Kariya, Scott Ternovits
  • 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