Compartmented Patents (Class 383/38)
  • Publication number: 20120057809
    Abstract: A foldable bag comprising a compartment for holding articles including first and second opposing body panels constructed of a foldable material and connected to each other along a pair of sides and a bottom bridging the pair of sides to define an open mouth formed opposite the bottom. The sides and the bottom of the compartment are foldable to collapse the compartment, and the compartment is maintained in the collapsed configuration in a variety of ways. In one embodiment, fastening straps can be provided proximate the mouth and extend outward beyond the sides to releasably engage fastening members on the first panel proximate the bottom. Alternatively, a reclosable flap member can be coupled to a panel and include a strap defining a retention loop, wherein the compartment is maintained in the collapsed configuration when the sides are disposed within the retention loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Josh Buller, Paul Scicluna
  • Patent number: 8128287
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reclosable storage bag for packaging/containing and transporting objects, such as food. The reclosable storage bag may include a flexible inner liner contoured to the shape of a user's hand and have one or more closure members for sealing the ends of the bag. The user may store food in an interior storage area of the bag and may use the flexible inner liner to grab or hold onto the food so that the user will not have to directly touch the food while eating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventors: David Song, Huy John Ba Vu
  • Patent number: 8118158
    Abstract: A sealed storage bag of multiple compartment structure, wherein a separated condition of compartments is needed until just before the use, such as an infusion bag of a mixing type of two kinds of liquid or a bag for cooked storage food with flavoring materials. A sealed storage bag comprises a flexible outer bag; an inner bag as a rectangular small compartment having an inner storage space, which is separated, by a film member, from an outer storage space in the outer bag; a filling port for filling contents; and a discharge port for discharging the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Shoji Igota, Masayuki Okamura
  • Publication number: 20120037527
    Abstract: A carry and deploy bag system according to embodiments of the present invention includes a holster for housing a controlled descent device and an anchor; a rope pouch for receiving a rope that is securable to the controlled descent device and the anchor; and a connecting gooseneck extending between the holster and the lumbar pouch that protects the rope as it runs through the connecting gooseneck from the lumbar pouch to the holster; wherein the holster comprises a tear-away cover flap that can be opened and disconnected from the holster in one motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: James E. FAY, Christina E. FAY
  • Publication number: 20120031943
    Abstract: A utility bag having shoulder straps which allows the bag to be used as a backpack to carry clothing, shoes, wet items, personal grooming items, etc. to a gym. At the gym the utility bag can be hung up on one or more of the locker hooks and, when the front panel of the utility bag is opened, all items in the utility bag can be easily accessed without removing the bag from the locker. The bag has a number of separate internally located compartments where each compartment can have a see thru mesh front panel which allows a user to see the contents of the compartment and allows air to circulate. The bag has pockets which are accessible from the outside of the bag which allow a user to quickly access a desired item such as a cell phone, wallet, etc. without opening the utility bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynn Koutouras, Kendra Christine Cunningham
  • Patent number: 8109672
    Abstract: A pouch has a connection structure that includes a female connector and a male connector. The male connector of the pouch is configured to snap-fit with another female connector that has the same configuration as the female connector, and the female connector is configured to receive by snap-fit another male connector that has the same configuration as the male connector. A system of pouches can be provided by connecting the male and female connectors of a plurality of pouches. The connectors are also configured to allow the connected pouches to pivot relative to each other such that the pouches can be displayed in a fan-like arrangement, and accessories can be provided though passages in the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Ackerman, Bethanne L. Valentine, Nancy F. Dewane, Imtiaz A. Musaliar, Larry T. Schmitt, Maria Economopoulos Kakis, Lucas Daniel, Ann Hintzman, David J. VandenBranden, Sarah I. Garcia, Moritsugu Kariya, Scott Ternovits
  • Patent number: 8092087
    Abstract: A bag with an adjustable strap configured for a holding the bag in a variety of different positions. The bag includes a bag body having a bottom, a front side, a back side and an opening opposite the bottom. The bag body includes two primary fasteners on the back side in the vicinity of the opening. An adjustable strap with two ends is fixed at both ends to the back side of the bag body in the vicinity of the bottom. The adjustable strap includes two end sections adjacent the ends, two extension sections adjacent the end sections and a middle section between the extension sections. A first secondary fastener is disposed between the end sections and extension sections and a second secondary fastener is disposed between the extension sections and middle section. The first secondary fasteners are configured to attach to the primary fasteners such that the middle section and extension sections form a long shoulder strap between the primary fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Orly Simhony, Ilanit Saranga
  • Publication number: 20110284550
    Abstract: Multi-compartment containers including multi-compartment cans, canisters, boxes and bags and methods for using the same are disclosed. Multi-compartment containers that provide access to one portion of the contents until depleted while maintaining a seal and thus protecting the freshness or potency, of the contents on another portion allows products to be packaged and sold in a way that maintains freshness and potency longer. Each compartment of the multi-compartment containers can be configured to have either a single-use or re-sealable seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Gerry Gersovitz
  • Patent number: 8052673
    Abstract: A catheter assembly is disclosed comprising a catheter and a receptacle enclosing said catheter. The receptacle has a first part and a second part, which parts are foldable over each other. Further, at least one sticky adhesive area is arranged on the surface of one of the parts of the receptacle in such a way that the sticky adhesive area is covered by the other part when the receptacle is in a folded disposition, and exposed to the environment when the receptacle is in an unfolded disposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Astra Tech AB
    Inventor: Daniel Nestenborg
  • Publication number: 20110270696
    Abstract: A reusable produce and bulk-item shopping system and related business method designed to eliminate the need for using plastic film bags in retail sales of produce and other grocery items sold by weight. Disclosed are a caddy and a plurality of relatively smaller, reusable bags that fit neatly into the caddy. The caddy and bags are preferably sized and shaped to allow close engagement between the caddy and the smaller bags when the caddy and the bags are in the open position and filled. The smaller bags are of uniform weight, and the associated business method teaches several unique methods to easily and properly account for the weight of the bag at the check stand, in order to easily effect a net weight sale of the items in the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Andrea Starn Vincent, William Carlos Leet
  • Publication number: 20110259280
    Abstract: A pet drying and cleaning bag is made of a piece of material having two opposite ends joined together to form an open-ended material. One of the unjoined ends is kept fully open while the other unjoined end is partially joined together, leaving an opening in at least a portion of this other unjoined end. This opening may be closable and may also be elastically expandable. Some embodiments of the pet drying bag may include closure mechanisms, such as zippers or hook and loop fasteners, to provide additional openings in the bag. The bag of the present invention may be made larger to act as a beach bag, towel, and privacy changing screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Catherine Partridge, April Mary Macken
  • Patent number: 8043004
    Abstract: A soft sided insulated container assembly has a first insulated container portion and a second insulated container portion. The second insulated container portion can be collapsed to a flat position, and secured in place. Either of the container portions may have a liner. The liner in the first container portion may be a substantially rigid liner. The assembly may have a lifting member. In one example the second portion may be hingedly mounted to the first portion, and the lifting member may be mounted such that when the assembly is lifted, the hinge is in an up-and-down orientation. In another embodiment, the lifting member may be eccentrically mounted, such that the assembly may possibly sit more comfortably against a carrier's hip. The first container portion may have an auxiliary opening or door, and that door may be more easily opened than the main access of the first insulated container portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: California Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Melvin S. Mogil
  • Publication number: 20110252573
    Abstract: A device including a substantially rectangular bag having a front panel with two sides and a rear panel with two sides, the front panel being joined to the rear panel about the periphery thereof to form a closed bag; a centrally-located closure means disposed on the front panel along the length of the bag; and a plurality of interior compartments, each of the interior compartments being formed by securing a portion of the front panel to a corresponding portion of the rear panel is provided, in addition to methods for using the devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Gregory Kingos
  • Publication number: 20110249916
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disposable bag which comprises a multilayer film for accommodating a fluid, and a device which comprises a support holder for the disposable bag according to the invention in which the disposable bag is arranged. The present invention also relates to a process for the production of the disposable bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland Gmbh
    Inventors: Michael Herrenbauer, Manfred Weis, Franz Kugelmann
  • Patent number: 8033727
    Abstract: A collapsible rectilinear or cylindrical ice bucket for transporting, displaying and chilling a wine bottle or other beverage container is fabricated from a deformable, water-impermeable and polymeric material, and is dimensioned to receive the bottle and a sufficient quantity of crushed ice or ice cubes. The upper edges of the collapsible ice bucket have a double thickness of the material for retaining the opening in a substantially non-collapsed state during use, and is provided with a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Gimex International S.A.
    Inventor: Samy Gattino
  • Publication number: 20110240587
    Abstract: A novel baby nipple assembly for use with a flexible drink pouch, wherein the baby nipple assembly generally comprises a mount subassembly (sometimes hereinafter referred to as simply “the mount” or “the disk”) for attachment to the flexible drink pouch, and a nipple subassembly (sometimes hereinafter referred to as simply “the nipple”) for connection to the mount subassembly, wherein the mount subassembly comprises a relatively large flat element for adhesion to an outside surface of the flexible drink pouch, and the nipple subassembly comprises (i) means for connection to the mount subassembly, (ii) a sharp tube for extending through the mount subassembly and puncturing the side wall of the flexible drink pouch, and (iii) a soft nipple in fluid communication with the sharp tube, whereby a baby or young child can suckle on the nipple and receive the beverage from the flexible drink pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: William E. Cohn
  • Patent number: 8028860
    Abstract: The liquid-containing bag is produced integrally from two sheets (4; 5) which are welded to on another along the edge region (3), and the bag forms two chambers (6; 7) which are separated from one another by a separating strip (8). A drinking or dispensing spout (2) is welded with sealing action in the separating strip (8), in which case this connects the two chambers (6, 7) in the open state, the one bag chamber (6) being intended for receiving the liquid, while the other bag chamber (7), as a protective chamber, encompasses the outer spout end (9) and encloses the same with sealing action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Belcap Switzerland AG
    Inventor: Fritz Seelhofer
  • Patent number: 8016485
    Abstract: A collapsible container for holding popcorn that is comprised of a front panel, a rear panel, and gusseted side panels. The front and rear panels have pockets mounted at the base of the container. The container also includes carrying handles incorporated into the top of the front and rear panels. The container also contains a releasably sealable opening that maybe sealed by a number of different methods and mechanisms. When the container is open, the user may add a topping, and then seal and shake the container in order to distribute the flavoring agent. Additionally, the user may seal the container, thereby trapping heat so as to maintain an elevated temperature for the popcorn. The resealable opening will also prevent accidental spillage of the popcorn. A fill line is located on the interior of the container in order to allow the user to know how much popcorn to put into the container such that it can still be easily closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: James Brent McCann
  • Patent number: 8016173
    Abstract: An apparatus for carrying concrete finishing tools comprised of: a front panel, a rear panel, first and second side panels, and a bottom in which the front panel, rear panel, side panels, and bottom form an inner compartment with having an opening to allow access to the inner compartment, a flap extending over the opening, a locking mechanism for temporarily securing the flap to the front panel, at least one shoulder strap to allow the user to carry the apparatus without using their hand(s), and a divider separating the inner compartment into first and second portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Robert J. Dvorak
  • Publication number: 20110210143
    Abstract: A pouch for dispensing of a usable liquid comprises at least first and second compartments, the first and second compartments separated from each other by a first rupturable seal; which ruptures upon application of a force so that the first and second compartments are in communication with each other. The first compartment has a fill port with a tamperproof seal and is either empty or contains a gas such as air or an inert gas. The second compartment has at least a first material therein to be mixed with one or more liquids to be introduced into the first compartment via the fill port to form the usable liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: TEVENTI, LLC
    Inventor: Charles H. Jones
  • Patent number: 7992879
    Abstract: A reusable packaging system includes a series of four bags, each designed to be reusable and capable of standing upright when in an open state. The bags are constructed so that they will fit in an open state within a shopping cart, and differ progressively in size so that they can be nested inside of each other for storage. The nested bags are then folded to form a compact, single package which can be easily transported by a user to a store for shopping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventors: Mikel Eisenberg, Kristen Brown
  • Patent number: 7993692
    Abstract: A package assembly including a first package a second package is provided. The first package can contain two or more compartments. A first compartment can substantially contain the second package and a second compartment can substantially contain a food product, such as a meat. The second package can contain a food additive, such as a marinade. Although substantially contained within the first compartment of the first package, the second package includes a reputable seal located proximate the second compartment of the first package. Applying pressure to the first compartment and, thus, the second package can break the rupturable seal to distribute the food additive from the second package to the food product in the second compartment. The first package can include a perimeter hard seal configured to withstand the pressure and, thus, prevent the leaking of any of the food product or the food additive from the first package during the distribution of the food additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Finley, Howard Dean Conner, Andrew Boyd Carrouth, Jr., Terry Millwood
  • Publication number: 20110188784
    Abstract: Disclosed are plasticized, water-soluble films having favorable cold-water solubility, wet handling, and thermoforming characteristics, and which can include a PVOH resin made up of blend of two or more PVOH polymers each having a monomodal molecular weight distribution, and the PVOH resin characterized by a viscosity in a range of about 13.5 cP to about 20 cP (or a corresponding weight average molecular weight), a degree of hydrolysis of about 84% to about 92%, a polydispersity index value in a range of about 1 to about 5, a residual water content of about 4 wt. % to about 10 wt. %, and a Resin Selection Index value in a range of 0.255 to 0.315; methods of making the films; compositions including PVOH resins for making the films; and pouch and packet articles made from the films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Frank William DENOME, Steven G. Friedrich, Regine Labeque, David M. Lee, Jichun Shi, Andrew P. Verrall, Roxane Rosmaninho
  • Publication number: 20110185477
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to garment-attachable holders for the temporary holding of personal effects. In one embodiment, a garment-attachable holder is comprised of a piece of rectangular sheet material having a first surface and a second surface. The second surface may include adhesive on various portions thereon. At least one edge of the second surface may include a reinforcement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Kim L. Olenicoff
  • Publication number: 20110182530
    Abstract: The present invention provides a duplex pouch and a heat-sealing mould for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: Han-Wook PARK
  • Publication number: 20110170805
    Abstract: An accessory fixture for use in organizing and storing personal articles within a temporary shelter, the fixture primarily comprising an accessory support bar outfitted with a mix and match arrangement of useable fixtures in the nature of a pouch, a shelf, one or more hooks, a gun support, a crossbow support, and/or a beverage container holder. The fixture connects to an arrangement of cross rails generally present within the shelter by means of a clamping assembly, which comprises a locking bar having an elongate intermediate member situated in between and connected to a pair of adaptive ends with threaded tip portions suited to receiving end fasteners, the adaptive ends being generally orientated in a perpendicular manner to the accessory support bar and elongate intermediate member to securely and tightly capture thereinbetween the cross rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Terry Alan Harmston
  • Publication number: 20110168720
    Abstract: A meal package includes a reusable bag and first and second inserts arranged in the reusable bag to form compartments. The first insert has a first side edge and a second side edge and includes bottom and top portions bent out-of-plane from a side portion at first and second score lines. The second insert has a top edge and a bottom edge and includes two side portions bent out-of-plane from a middle portion at first and second score lines. The bottom portion of the first insert is located adjacent a bottom of the bag and the side portion of the first insert is located adjacent a first side of the bag. The bottom edge of the second insert abuts an interior surface of the bottom portion of the first insert. An interior surface of the top portion of the first insert abuts the top edge of the second insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventor: Joel L. Mesman
  • Publication number: 20110168765
    Abstract: A bag includes a first portion. The first portion is attached to a second portion of the bag. The reusable bag also includes a mailing label having an addressee section preprinted with an address of a recycler. When the bag is in an unpacked state, the first portion is configured to carry items. When the bag is in a packed state, the first portion is secured in the packed state using the second portion such that the mailing label is visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Hoyord, Angela L. Baer, Sohil Arora
  • Publication number: 20110170804
    Abstract: A double sided or two-chamber pouch having a finger ring and a slider for simultaneously dispensing the same flowable or different liquid product contents through a tear-open top or uncapped nozzle by which the mixed product contents can be sipped or sucked from the pouch or applied as a spread by an alternative user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Marc Mamiye
  • Publication number: 20110170806
    Abstract: A side-by-side or dual pouch comprising a pair of parallel longitudinal compartments each compartment including sealed top, bottom and medial margins with the medial margins in sealed abutment and providing a sealed longitudinal strip separating the compartments. Each compartment may contain different components, such as different types of food products. A single or dual tear-promoting element(s) appears on the side of the sealed upper margin of each compartment to facilitate separate opening of each compartment and controlled dispensing of the contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Jean-Yves Latour
  • Publication number: 20110142373
    Abstract: A flexibly collapsible bag for being self-stored in itself in two different places thereof so as to form two different appearances so as to allow for better coordination with other apparel. The bag includes a bag body, a flexible internal pouch, and a relatively firm and bendable external pouch. The flexible internal pouch is attached internally to the bag body. The relatively firm and bendable external pouch is attached externally to the bag body. The bag body is either foldably and compressibly stored in the flexible internal pouch to form the first appearance or is foldably, compressibly, and rollably stored under the relatively firm and bendable external pouch to form the second appearance so as to allow for the better coordination with the other apparel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Wing Han Kong
  • Patent number: 7958920
    Abstract: A compact, user-friendly and reusable shopping bag assembly has a pocket with a cavity having a top opening accommodating a plurality of reusable auxiliary shopping bags. A primary shopping bag is hinged to the pocket for movement between a compact folded position adjacent a side of the pocket to an unfolded position for holding merchandise. A panel assembly having pockets for holding printed materials are attached to the front of the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventor: Tiffany E. Olsson
  • 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: 7955292
    Abstract: The invention relates to an endosurgical extraction bag for collecting body tissue or body fluid, with a bag main part formed from a flexible envelope, and with a first admission opening for introducing tissue or fluid into the bag main part of the bag. Arranged in the bag main part, there is an inner envelope which is connected to the main part (bag) and opens toward the first admission opening, but adjoins the bag main part sealingly in respect of the first admission opening, and which has a second admission opening at its second end remote from the first admission opening and spaced apart from an end of the bag main part remote from the first admission opening, through which second admission opening the tissue or fluid can be introduced into the bag main part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: MTP Medical Technical Promotion GmbH
    Inventors: Joel Jules Louis Leroy, Jacques Francois Bernard Marescaux, Didier Raoul Daniel Mutter, Michel Joseph Emile Vix
  • Patent number: 7950509
    Abstract: A dual compartment, dual open mouth tool bag is fabricated from flexible material forming the side and top panels of the bag and the dual access openings. Each of the separate open mouth openings provides separate access to an individual compartment within the bag. The compartments may, in an alternative embodiment, be connected one to the other or may be separated by an intermediate open top storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Travel Caddy, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrezj M. Redzisz
  • Patent number: 7938580
    Abstract: A package (599) with three layers allows sterilization of the package contents, provides a separate area for a scavenger and minimizes the oxygen transmission rate for the package and has, in one embodiment, a third layer (330) with a first section (336) of breathable polymeric material, a second section (334) of substantially non-breathable polymeric material and a third section (332) of breathable polymeric material which is positioned between a first layer (512) of substantially non-breathable polymeric material and a second layer (514) of substantially non-breathable polymeric material. The first layer (512) and the second layer (514) are fixed together to define a non-breathable pouch (516); and the third layer (330) is fixed to the first layer (512) and the second layer (514) and divides the non-breathable pouch (516) into a first compartment (592) and a second compartment (594).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Perfecseal, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Gaskell, Conor Brendan Ward, Gerry A. King
  • Publication number: 20110082546
    Abstract: A method for implanting a breast implant into a subject, the method includes: providing a sterile, flexible, elastic biodegradable bag sized to contain the breast implant; providing a sterile breast implant; inserting, using sterile handling, the sterile breast implant into the sterile bag to form a sterile breast implant assembly; closing the bag to fully enclose the implant within the bag; and implanting in a sterile manner the sterile breast implant assembly into the subject. A sterile bag, which may be provided in a kit, preferably for use with the method includes first and second chambers connected by a channel for moving a breast implant from the first chamber through the channel to the second chamber without directly touching the implant. An incision dilator may also be included with the kit or separately provided for use in a preferred embodiment of the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventor: Robert M. FREUND
  • Publication number: 20110079608
    Abstract: A multi-chamber pouch for dispensing “wet”, or “dry” product content, identical or different in nature, from individual ones of sealed chambers of the pouch through tear-open or nozzle accessible intercouplings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventor: Marc Mamiye
  • Patent number: 7900757
    Abstract: A carrying bag that includes a top portion having at least two side walls, a closable top, a closed bottom having an exterior bottom surface and an interior top compartment. The carrying bag also includes a detachable bottom portion having at least two side walls, a closed top having an exterior top surface, a closed bottom an interior bottom compartment and at least one access opening into the interior bottom compartment, and a compartmentalized structure having a plurality of individual compartments. A track system is included to attach the top portion to the detachable bottom portion, where the track system has a first component and a second component that slidingly engage one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventor: Aviva Warter Sisitsky
  • Publication number: 20110049138
    Abstract: An apparatus preferably holds a bag or charcoal briquettes that are useful for filling and heating a barbecue grill. More specifically, the apparatus holds and/or stores a bag of charcoal and is useful for maintaining charcoal briquettes contained therein dry and for easily dispensing the same upon use. The apparatus may be made from a flexible, watertight material and includes a lid over a top opening for easily dispensing the charcoal briquettes therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Lisa Korczak
  • Patent number: 7891875
    Abstract: A container is configured to store and dispense a material. More specifically, the container includes a top portion that is configured to be partially torn from a body portion of the container to dispense the material. The container includes a reinforced side portion that resists tearing. The tear-resistive portion may incorporate a strand (or thread) that is significantly more difficult to tear, as compared to the container, itself. In an implementation, the container may includes two hollow portions—a first portion for storing material and a second portion for securing the resistive thread. The two hollow portions may be separated by a crimped portion of the container. In other implementations, front and rear portions of the container may be glued together to create the two hollow portions. Alternately, the lateral edges of the front and rear surfaces of the container may be fused to create the tear-resistive portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: Leonard Feldman
  • Patent number: 7883268
    Abstract: The package generally includes at least first and second panel portions operably connected to define an interior cavity therebetween. The first panel portion can include a fluid chamber operably disposed along a portion of the first panel portion such that a portion of the fluid chamber is adapted to operably abut or confront the second panel portion to generally block an access opening into the interior cavity. The second panel portion can further include a fluid chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: Mark Steele
  • Publication number: 20110007986
    Abstract: A multi-compartment plastic bag suitable for collecting and retaining a quantity of refuse and a quantity of recyclable items. The multi-part bag provides longitudinal compartments for the receipt of refuse or recycling. The longitudinal compartments are each sealed on three sides with a fourth (top) edge open for the insertion of refuse/recycling. The multi-compartment bag is initially constructed as a single unit and may be separated into the multiple components along one or more perforated mid-seams. Grab handles may be formed near the upper edge through perforated cutouts. The multi-compartment bag is designed to be used in standard single compartment trash receptacles. The construction of the bag lends itself to manufacture in a continuous multilayer sheet with longitudinal sealed seams along each edge of the multilayered sheet and at least one partial longitudinal sealed seam along an interior line or mid-seam of the multi-layered sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: John Graylin EYTCHESON, Dicie Lee EYTCHESON
  • Patent number: 7866470
    Abstract: A carry case is provided for a portable analyte measuring device, the carry case having opposing sides delimiting an interior space that is closed at one end and provided with an opening at the other end. According to certain embodiments of the present invention, the carry case is provided with an interior flap that is fastened at a distance from the closed end at one of the opposing sides and that can be swung from a first position in which a first side of the flap faces one of the opposing sides to a second position, in which the flap divides the interior space of the carry case and faces with the first flap side the closed end of the interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Steffen Kroll, Kirsten Hoppert
  • Publication number: 20100319382
    Abstract: A cooling mat having a top sheet of a glossy vinyl material, a bottom sheet of a glossy vinyl material attached to the top sheet to provide a mat having a cavity located between the top and bottom sheets of glossy vinyl and a water/gel mixture located in the cavity between the top and bottom sheets of glossy vinyl. A cap and nozzle assembly is located on the top sheet of glossy vinyl material for passing the water/gel mixture into the cavity and fabric edging is located around the perimeter of the mat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: Linda Marie Burrini
  • Patent number: 7837032
    Abstract: A golf bag is provided that includes a bag body and a golf bag having a pocket that includes magnetic assemblies that cooperate with one another to hold the pocket together in a closed configuration. In addition, the pocket is configured to close itself without need of any additional manipulation by the user. The pocket can further include first and second edges aligned with one another defining an opening for a compartment accessible on a bag body of the golf bag. The pocket can further include first and second magnetic assemblies disposed along the first and the second edges. The first and the second magnetic assemblies can each include a plurality of magnets. For example, the magnetic assemblies can each include a sleeve that confines the plurality of magnets in end-to-end, spaced-apart relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Gathering Storm Holding Co. LLC
    Inventor: Bryan Smeltzer
  • Patent number: 7837386
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aseptic pouch (1) for packaging food products, comprising two walls which are bonded together so as to define an internal space (2) which is sterilized and hermetically closed. The pouch (1) further comprises at least one sealing (7; 12) which joins together said walls, extending between opposite sides (5, 6) of the pouch, (1) and defines a neck portion (8) of said internal space (2) and two border portions (9) external to said internal space. Said neck portion (8) is suitable for providing, after opening of the pouch (1), an access to said internal space (2) and said border portions (9) are suitable for providing grips for handling said pouch. The invention also relates to a method for packaging a food product in said aseptic pouch (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignees: MFC Technologies Italia S.p.A., John Bean Technologies S.p.A.
    Inventors: Manuele Levati, Gianluca Oddi, Gianluca Parisini, Giovanni Rossi
  • Publication number: 20100290718
    Abstract: A multiple compartment bag is provided. The bag includes opposite walls and a seal connecting the opposite walls and dividing the bag into a first compartment extending from a first side of the seal and a second compartment extending from a second side of the seal opposite the first side. The seal includes a length and each of the first and second sides spans the length. The seal also includes a first section along the seal length that has a first peel strength and a second section along the seal length adjacent to the first section that has a second peel strength greater than the first peel strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Amber Laubacher, Christopher A. Meissner, Max Blomberg
  • Publication number: 20100284631
    Abstract: A drawstring bag comprising (i) a flexible container, which has at least one wall, a closed bottom, an open top, and a channel comprising at least two openings, (ii) a first drawstring, the ends of which are anchored at or near the first opening, (iii) a second drawstring, the ends of which are anchored at or near the second opening, and (iv) optionally, grips adjacent to the first and second openings; a tote comprising the drawstring bag and at least one handle and/or a strap comprising elongated grips connected by an opener; a backpack comprising the drawstring bag, first and second points of attachment at or near the edge of the at least one wall at the closed bottom end of the container through which the drawstrings pass, and, optionally, at least one handle and/or a strap comprising elongated grips connected by an opener, and/or drawstring length adjusters; and a method of stabilizing a drawstring in a flexible container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Alexander S. Lee
  • Publication number: 20100284630
    Abstract: Disposable plastic bags are provided that include multiple internal compartments and methods for making such bags. In one embodiment, a disposable plastic bag includes substantially transparent outer panels attached together to define a main compartment, an opening for accessing the main compartment, a main closure for selectively opening and closing the opening into the main compartment; and a plurality of internal panels attached to one of the outer panels to define a plurality of internal compartments separate from and accessible through the main compartment, the internal panels comprising closures for selectively opening and closing the respective internal compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Brian H. La Fuente, Maria G. La Fuente