With Plural Access Openings Patents (Class 383/41)
  • Patent number: 10144628
    Abstract: A device for collecting waste cleaning fluid and debris from an installed A/C unit by placing and supporting a funnel shaped collection bib under the A/C unit by means of device mounting brackets placed behind the A/C unit, the bib being held open by an arcuate rib attached to the mounting brackets, and by a supporting cord passing through the rib, brackets, and bib hem and being cinched against the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Crossford International, LLC
    Inventors: Michael A Hardy, Scott C Cackowski
  • Patent number: 9428305
    Abstract: A sealing strip on a release layer is disclosed. The release layer can include an envelope with walls cooperatively enclosing a pocket with an opening. The envelope can include a closure flap pivotable to close the envelope. A first location of the envelope can include a sealing strip releasably adhered to the envelope (or a release layer on the envelope). This sealing strip can be removable from the first location and placeable in a second location overlapping the closure flap in the closed position and an adjacent portion of an envelope wall. The sealing strip can include an adhesive capable of adhering to the closure flap and adjacent portion of the second wall for securing the closure flap in the closed position. The sealing strip can include a removable grasping tab connected by a weakened area. The sealing strip can be provided on a release layer independent of an envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: Lauren Cenzano, Jessie Matthews, Rob Rosson, Raymond R. Rivera, Rosanna Perri, Juliet Kenney
  • Patent number: 9079691
    Abstract: A watercraft utility harness having a hanging piece and a utility pocket attached to the hanging piece. Separators may be disposed in the utility pocket to divide the utility pocket into sub-pockets that may house necessary items. There are attachment straps and flaps on the back of the hanging piece, allowing the watercraft utility harness to be hung on watercraft guardrail cords. There are front straps on the front side of the utility harness, preventing the items stored in the utility pocket from falling out. The utility harness is particularly suitable to store fuel containers and provide backup fuel supply for the watercraft. The utility pockets and sub-pockets may be sized specifically for this purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel D. Greene
  • Patent number: 9061808
    Abstract: An openable/closable water-proof bag into which a motor vehicle, or other large object, may conveniently be moved and placed inside. The bag is formed of two sheets polyethylene plastic material, one atop the other, which are bonded and adhered at one end and on two vertical sides, leaving one end of the bag that is openable and closable. When the openable and closable end of the bag is closed, and the sides of the bag are folded upwardly and secured tightly around surfaces of the motor vehicle or other large object, the contents of the bag are protected from water and other harmful outside elements, thereby preserving intact electrical and mechanical components of the enclosed object from the effects of a flood and outside debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: John B. Echauz
  • Patent number: 9044073
    Abstract: A reversible carrying bag that includes fabric panels positioned in overlying relation to one another and stitched along opposing side edges. Flaps formed along the opposing top and bottom edges form passages through which carrying straps may extend. The carrying bag may also include fasteners affixed to the edges of the panels for attaching to a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Karen Svenson
  • Publication number: 20150005734
    Abstract: The present invention provides an exposure prevention cover that prevents exposure to a drug solution, pharmaceuticals or the like, an exposure prevention cover module provided with the same, a drug solution supply system, and a drug solution supply method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Fujio Inoue, Junya Shiga, Masaki Nishioka, Osamu Takiguchi, Katsuyoshi Hamai
  • Patent number: 8863950
    Abstract: A hanging pail comprising a hanger pocket comprising an aperture for a hook portion of a clothes hanger, a mouth portion comprising an arcuate edge, a top half and a bottom half, wherein the top half overlaps the bottom half at a center of the mouth portion, a front body portion comprising a semi-rigid frame that extends around the arcuate edge of the mouth portion, a bottom portion comprising a top edge, a zipper that extends around a portion of the top edge of the bottom portion and connects the bottom portion to the front body portion and the rear body portion, and a connecting portion that connects the bottom portion to the rear body panel when the zipper is fully unzipped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Natural Baby Company, LLC
    Inventor: Kim Ormsby
  • Patent number: 8801286
    Abstract: A storage bag that can maintain compactness, into which an object can be easily inserted and stored, and whose shape can be changed after the object is stored in the storage bag. A storage bag including a cylindrical body and a bottom at one end of the body, wherein the bottom closes one end of the body, the other open end of the body is formed as a storage opening, and the inside space of the storage bag is formed as a storage space capable of storing an object, and wherein the body is made of fabric in which fibers are woven in perpendicular directions, and the fiber directions A and B in the fabric are inclined with respect to the circumferential direction and the lengthwise direction of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Mont-Bell Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Isamu Tatsuno
  • Publication number: 20140212073
    Abstract: A reusable food pouch for holding solid, semi-solid and liquid foods. In one embodiment, the food pouch includes first and second flexible sheets joined together to form a container. A spout extends from the container and allows food to exit the spout when opened and prevents the food from exiting the spout when the spout is closed. A spout portion of the container secures the spout to the container. The spout portion extends further than all other portions of the container in a direction parallel to the length of the spout. A zipper portion of the container attaches and separates the flexible sheets along the length of a zipper. The length of the zipper is parallel to the length of the spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Jordan J. Takas
  • Publication number: 20140193100
    Abstract: A filling system and filling device for introducing items for delivery into a delivery bag. The filling device has a stacking mechanism that stacks the items for delivery in the delivery bag. The items for delivery include one or more flat articles, and can include an enclosure unit that is flat, at least partially open on at least one side, and at least partially closed on at least one side, such that the enclosure unit forms an envelope or a pocket. The item for delivery and/or the enclosure unit can have a receiver identification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: FERAG AG
    Inventor: Sergio Sigrist
  • Publication number: 20140050424
    Abstract: A combined beverage container and storage device easily storable until usage and capable of being removable from premises for dispensing contents contained in the container for later consumption and provided with a sealable non-leak sealing mechanism. The beverage container is formed from flexible plastic material and the beverage dispenser has one end in contact with contents in the container and another end to provide access by a user to the contents and a closure including a sealable non-leak sealing mechanism providing an opening and closing a container opening through which the tubular member is inserted into the container, or an elastomeric material surrounding the container opening for insertion of the dispenser, fixed with the outside of the container to close the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Jacob N. Hilsenrath, Sean M. McGann
  • Patent number: 8646605
    Abstract: Distribution and dispensing modalities are provided for reusable medical gowns which involves generally loose handling thereof. Dispensing containers have a collapsible sidewall structure extending between opposite ends and defining therebetween an interior when un-collapsed or erected, at least one of the ends defining an opening through which clean, reusable medical gowns can be loaded, a closure repeatably manipulatable to open and close the opening, and a controllable access aperture at least a portion, or all, of which is spaced from the opening through which to selectively remove a clean, reusable medical gown. The loaded dispensing container may be transported to or around a healthcare facility and placed where needed for ready access at the point-of-use to clean, reusable medical gowns through the controllable access aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Standard Textile Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Ira N. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 8602246
    Abstract: A dual-chamber container with independent or combined access includes two individual chambers made of a breach-able material such as, but not limited to, a paper product. The container can be made from a unitary blank that is foldable to create a substantially triangular body. The triangular body includes a first and a second superimposed triangular chamber, each chamber having a distinct interior space for holding a dispensable substance. A first and a second access fin are positioned at each of a respective first and a second corner of the body, each access fin contiguous with a respective one of the first and the second chamber. The interior space of each chamber is individually accessible by removing a respective one of the access fins, thereby breaching it's respective chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel M. Frohwein
  • Patent number: 8574650
    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 include a compartment for cooking food products therein with the addition of water or other fluids, wherein the water or other fluids are drained from the food products and removed from the food packaging after cooking the food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Turover Straws Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan S. Turover, Antim G. Straus
  • Publication number: 20130277392
    Abstract: This relates to a food dispensing bag that can accept food through a first opening and dispense food out of a second opening. The first opening can be unsealed to permit food being loaded into the bag and subsequently sealed for storage of the food in the bag. During the loading of the food into the bag and storage of the food in the bag, the second opening can remain sealed; Once a user desires to dispense the food from the bag, the user can unseal the second opening and squeeze the bag to dispense the food out of the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Charles Edward Dominguez
  • 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
  • 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: 8522939
    Abstract: A storage bag including an outer casing having an inner compartment configured to store a laptop computer or laptop computer-sized item therein. The bag further includes a first access opening formed at or along an upper edge of the inner compartment and communicating with the inner compartment. The first access opening is sized to allow a laptop computer or laptop computer-sized item to pass therethrough and into the inner compartment. The bag also has a second access opening formed along a back surface of the outer casing and communicating with the inner compartment. The second access opening is sized to allow a laptop computer or laptop computer-sized item to pass therethrough and into the inner compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Acco Brands Corporation
    Inventor: Michael D. Rowe
  • Patent number: 8505770
    Abstract: An animal waste bag dispenser wherein a roll of waste bags with the leading waste bag protruding from the center is inserted into a holder with an aperture on one end, and the holder is inserted into a plush animal with a second aperture aligned with the first aperture so that waste bags may be dispensed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Four Paws Products, Ltd.
    Inventor: Barry Askinasi
  • Publication number: 20130108189
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing sterile flexible bags filled with a filling product and provided with a valve, including a) a step of placing valves on a first flexible film and sterilizing at least one of the two surfaces of the first film, b) a step of forming bags by heat welding from at least the first film, and filling the bags with a filling product. The valves each include a base applied directly onto the first film, and a tube assembled via an open end onto base in order to cover a tapping area of the base, the tube having a removable portion intended to be removed to uncover the tapping area and allow the product to be withdrawn by poking a needle into the area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: HEMA
    Inventors: Philippe Lejeune, Philippe Macquet
  • Patent number: 8418948
    Abstract: A flexible fluid storage system for holding large volumes of fluid and a process and apparatus for the handling and transportation of the flexible storage system is provided. The flexible storage system includes a main storage bag with an attachment apron with fingers, a ground sheet, a lay flat tube for fluid circulation, a pressure release port, and fill/drain ports. The flexible storage system is configured for attachment to a trailer and reel system such that the flexible storage system can be mechanically rolled onto or off of a reel on a semi-truck trailer bed for easy transportation, deployment, and storage of the flexible storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Rock Solid Rentals Ltd
    Inventors: Randy Martin, Ryan Martin, Denis Martin, Vern Howrish, Bruce Lyon, Eric Schmelzl, Gord McIntosh, Nathan Zacharias, John Garden
  • Patent number: 8408790
    Abstract: Apparatus is disclosed for packaging a beverage component of a prepared meal having a hot food component. The meal is of the type that is purchased on a take-away or delivery basis for consumption, after transport to a dining destination and before the food component gets cold. This apparatus comprises: a pouch which defines an opening for receiving said beverage; and a spigot connected to said pouch for dispensing said beverage therefrom. The apparatus can also include means for sealing said opening to define a container and for releasing gas from said container such that, in normal use, said container remains sealed during said transport and such that, in normal use with a carbonated beverage, the carbonated beverage does not go flat before the food component gets cold. The sealing means can comprise a press-to-seal closure for sealing said opening and a labyrinth channel to vent said container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Bill Reilly
  • Publication number: 20130058594
    Abstract: A portable, removable dust containment system is disclosed for capturing and containing the dust generated by work performed on a work surface, such as the wall or ceiling inside a room. The device includes a transparent plastic bag with a first large opening at one end, and with the bag tapering to a smaller second opening at a second end. The device is removably affixed by an adhesive onto a wall surface, with the perimeter of the first opening surrounding an area where work is to be done on the wall. The user extends his or her hand through the second opening and closes the second opening. Any dust generated by the work is captured and contained within the bag and can be discarded when the bag is removed from the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: James Preston Shields
  • Patent number: 8348510
    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: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: California Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Melvin S. Mogil
  • Patent number: 8328421
    Abstract: Airtight compressible storage containers (e.g., pouches) having one-way valves in the form of respective collapsible channels that run along and adjacent to respective pouch side seals. Each collapsible channel comprises unsealed sections of web material that span the space between a respective side seal and a respective interior seal. Each collapsible channel communicates with a respective air inlet located in the interior volume of the pouch and a respective air outlet located on a periphery of the pouch. When the contents of the pouch are compressed by a user pushing down on pouch, air from the storage chamber containing the compressible contents can be forced into the air inlet, through the open channel and out the air outlet until the desired amount of air has been removed from the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Calvo, Linh Pham
  • Patent number: 8267912
    Abstract: An infusion bag according to one exemplary embodiment includes a body having an interior space for holding a fluid. The interior space is defined by a pair of side walls and an inner wall and an opposite bottom wall. The inner wall extends across the body from one side wall to the other side wall such that a first angle ?1 is formed between a first end of the inner wall and one side wall and a second angle ?2 is formed between a second end of the inner wall and the other side wall. The first angle is different from the second angle. The bag also includes a needleless port that is in fluid communication with the interior and is configured to sealingly mate with an external device. The needleless port is disposed in an upper corner of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Richard George Ferris
  • Publication number: 20120210879
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pouch for preparing a beverage such as coffee, including a space intended to contain a concentrated dose, for example of ground coffee, and an inlet opening and an outlet opening, both of which are communicated with the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Alain Mariller
  • Publication number: 20120057810
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a puncture resistant sealable vapour barrier sterilisation bag capable of withstanding a steam sterilisation process whilst providing an effective microbiological barrier having a first sealable opening suitable for receiving items to be sterilised and a second sealable opening adapted to couple to a sterilisation conduit. A third sealable opening may be provided in the bag to facilitate circulation within the bag via the second and third openings when the first opening is sealed. The bag forms the means for sterilising an article(s) solely within the plastic bag in conjunction with a sterilisation services supply device. The bag is preferably formed of plastics. Preferably a multilayer construction including a puncture resistant outer layer and a heat-sealable inner layer. The bag may include a covert marking technology and/or a readable unique identification code such as a tamper-resistant label applied to the bag to facilitate uniformity and traceability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Christo Andre De Klerk, Terry Dean Kemp
  • Patent number: 8104959
    Abstract: A sealed multi-handled bag is provided that includes a first handle at a first end and a second handle at a second end. In one embodiment, the handles are on substantially opposite ends of the bag. The sealed bag may be made from plastic and may contain loose materials, such as a salt. In some embodiments, one or more of the handles are formed from heat-sealed layers of bag material having a grip cut therein. A method for filling and sealing the multi-handled sealed bag includes filling a bag having a first closed end through a second open end, and sealing the second open end to form a handle. In one embodiment, sealing the second open end includes heat-sealing opposing layers of bag material together and cutting a handle through the layers. In another embodiment, the method includes folding-over the layers of bag material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Nancy Lucas, Annette Martin, Mick Berning, Arlis Sayler
  • Publication number: 20110311166
    Abstract: The present invention is a bag with easy access for cleaning and aerating comprising: a main body defining the bag; a primary opening on the top side that is selectively closed having a first fastening mechanism for providing access to an interior compartment within the main body; a secondary opening covered by a flap on at least one side that is selectively closed having a second fastening mechanism for providing access to the interior compartment for cleaning by removing any collected dust and debris from the interior compartment; and a flexible interlocking grid portion with a plurality of apertures positioned immediately beneath the flap and attached on the periphery of at least one side for removing the collected dust and debris through the plurality of apertures while shaking the bag after opening the flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventor: Marcus Paul PASCUA
  • Patent number: 8007174
    Abstract: A bag-like container with a spout in which a plastic linear fastener is interposed in an upper part of the container so that when water content or the like is to be supplied after contents of a liquid food container or the like have been administered to a subject, opening and closing the linear fastener enables the water content or the like to be supplied in an uncomplicated manner without the use of a separate member such as a spout that is an open part for pouring food, water, or the like into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Madoka Yamaguchi, Masahiro Akioka, Mutsushi Hirano, Kenji Yoshihiro, Takashi Miura
  • Publication number: 20110182531
    Abstract: A flexible package having a fill opening or feature is provided. The fill opening can be included in one or more of the package panels, with an internal fill patch provided proximate or about the fill opening. The patch can be initially sealed at one or more edge or portions to the internal surface of the respective package panel or panels, with a generally free edge or portion remaining unsealed. Upon filling the package with material contents through the fill opening, the free edge can be finally sealed by the filler or customer to close off the fill opening, without losing other features or the integrity of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: Mark Steele
  • 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: 20110132952
    Abstract: A pouch, including an attachment device for a belt or article of clothing, the pouch specifically designed for the collection of dog feces which includes a first pocket and second pocket, where the first pocket holds clean plastic bags and the second pocket, which in an initial state is folded in half, is then unfolded and opened in a subsequent final state, where it would receive a clean bag taken from the first pocket, this clean bag filled with feces and becoming used, where the used bag would be placed in the second unfolded pocket, where it would be secured until properly disposed of.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: Barabara L. Peterson-Malesci
  • Publication number: 20110116730
    Abstract: A pouch comprises a plurality of plastic sheets sealed on periphery, has a contents spout and a plastic zipper arranged in a fused state between the sheets whose outer periphery is sealed, and is heat-sterilized after being filled with contents. A a barrier portion is formed in a portion of the pouch interior set further toward the contents and away from the plastic zipper, the barrier portion formed in a state in which a film base material has been folded over. As a result, even if any damage is imparted during the step for manufacturing the plastic zipper or the step for mounting the zipper in the pouch, there will be no incidence of the contents leaking from the barrier portion and reaching the zipper portion due to heat and pressure encountered when retort sterilization, boiling, or another type of heat sterilization is performed after the pouch has been filled with foodstuffs or other material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Souichi Kawakami, Kazuyuki Kurosawa, Hiroshi Sahara
  • 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: 7854210
    Abstract: A method of constructing a clean room utility pouch includes cutting dust-proof fabric in accordance with a pattern. The cut edges of the dust proof fabric are treated to eliminate loose particulates or loose fibers along the cut edges. Piping can be secured over the cut edges instead of treating, or in addition to treating the cut edges, and finished by securing the pieces together to form the utility pouch. In some embodiments, a mesh is secured to the cut edges to form a portion of the utility pouch. Air can then flow into and out of the pouch via a pouch opening and the mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventor: Loy A. Moore
  • Publication number: 20100260442
    Abstract: A liquid transport system including a bag adapted to hold fluids, the bag being constructed of a flexible fabric. The bag has a top portion, a bottom portion and a sidewall portion forming an interior and exterior. The system includes a discharge port, a fill port and a series of injector ports on the bag providing fluid access to the interior of the bag from the exterior, where each of the ports are sealingly closable. The discharge port and the fill port are adapted to allow product to flow into and out of the bag, and the injector ports are adapted to accommodate an injector probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Christopher White, Bryan Kapp
  • Publication number: 20100172601
    Abstract: A covering mesh bag used for planting fruit and vegetables is disclosed. The covering mesh bag includes a mesh bag and two cords separately disposed along two edges of opening of the mesh bag. Two ends of each of the two cords are outside the mesh bag. There is a zipper at the bottom of the mesh bag. The opening of the mesh bag can be girded by pulling the two cords and the cords can be tied to a branch of a fruit tree or treillage. The zipper is used as a closeable opening for observing the fruitage covered in the mesh bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventor: Ming-Yun Lin
  • Publication number: 20100003887
    Abstract: Bath time toy bag with a rectangular shape having mesh front panel and a mesh back panel, the panels sewn together at their edges so that the left and right side of the bag are permanently attached and the upper and lower edges of the bag are attached by one or more zipper assemblies. The zipper assemblies enable a user to insert play toys through the upper zipper assembly and to remove the play toys through the lower zipper assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventor: Michele Greene
  • Publication number: 20100002960
    Abstract: A bag for installation on a mobile cleaning cart features an open top end at which the bag is arranged for hanging support on the mobile cleaning cart and an openable and closable bottom end facilitating removal of contents from the bag through said bottom end with the top end hanging from the cart. Installed on a cart of known types commonly used in custodial, janitorial, maid or housecleaning services, the bag can be emptied through the selectively openable bottom end of the bag to avoid lifting of the bags contents through the open top end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventor: Inga Lasko
  • Patent number: 7625119
    Abstract: A flexible bag assembly for containment and dispersal of liquids includes a bag having flexible front and back panels, and a peripheral side panel structure interconnecting the front and back panels at sealed seams, the panels defining a chamber for retaining the liquid, a water-proof zipper disposed in the front panel, a detachable cover member fixable to an outside surface of the front panel and adapted to cover the zipper, and a closeable and openable tube extending from within the chamber, through one of the panels and outwardly therefrom, the tube being adapted to facilitate the selective dispersal of the liquid from the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Stephen P. Szczesuil, Kenneth F. Ryan, Jr., Robert DiLalla, Richard Paul Haddad
  • Publication number: 20090241307
    Abstract: A tie-down strap system designed to be integrated with the plurality of tie-down straps that are currently on the market. A system for the protection of the tightening mechanism, the storage of excess strapping during use, a storage device when not used as a tie-down strap, a hanging system when not in used as a tie-down strap, and a termination feature that prevents the free end of the strap from sliding through the tightening mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Aaron Ayers, Donald Young
  • Publication number: 20090238495
    Abstract: A portable storage container that consists of multiple compartments that are used to separate different components of a stored item. In separating out the components, the shelf life of the stored item is dramatically increased. The storage device is made from a plurality of polymeric film sheets that are connected through a perimeter seal that leaves a vacant space within the perimeter seal between the polymeric film sheets for creating multiple compartments. The compartments are separated through frangible sealing structures that are made up of a plurality of individual seals of varying types. When the device is operated, the frangible sealing structure is ruptured, therefore allowing the separated components to mix. Using a sealing structure made up of multiple seals ensures that the compartments remain separated when the storage container is subjected to harsh environmental conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Michael R. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20090194446
    Abstract: Medical devices, medical procedure trays, kits and related methods are provided for use to perform medical procedures that require access to the interior of a bone. The devices, trays and methods allow multiple use of non-sterile medical devices with sterile medical devices for performing medical procedures requiring sterile conditions. A coupler assembly, capable of releasably attaching to a non-sterile medical device at one end and releasably attaching to one or more sterile medical devices at another end, and further comprising a containment bag which allows maintaining sterility of a non-sterile medical device which may be used in conjunction with sterile medical devices and procedures. The devices, trays, kits and methods enable the performance of multiple medical procedures with a single insertion into bone. For example, a vertebral procedure such as a vertebroplasty may be performed along with biopsy and/or bone marrow aspiration procedures, thereby reducing patient trauma and costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Larry J. Miller, Eric W. Eisbrenner
  • Patent number: 7520151
    Abstract: A padlock protector pouch that can be used to cover and protect a padlock, including a padlock body and a padlock shackle, and associated chain links of a chain that are locked together by the padlock without unlocking the padlock and removing the chain links therefrom. A locking system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Inventor: David Harmon
  • Publication number: 20090026098
    Abstract: A scent bag including an outer shell having first and second open ends. The first and second open ends includes a closure device capable of selectively and independently closing the first and second ends. An inner bag is made from a mesh material and has a first open end and a second closed end. The first open end is attached at points along its periphery to the shell adjacent the first end of the outer shell, and the second closed end of the bag is attached to the outer shell along adjacent the second end of the outer shell at a plurality of points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: Phillip Tierney
  • Publication number: 20080260301
    Abstract: A flexible carry bag for carrying one or more sport boards within an interior space. The bag includes an elongate enclosure made of a flexible material. The bag has an opening extending along a length of the enclosure for permitting access to the interior space. The bag has a closure flap movable between an open position for permitting access to the interior space and a closed position in which the closure flap blocks the opening. The bag also includes a closure assembly for securing the closure flap to the elongate enclosure in an overlapped configuration when in the closed position. The closure assembly adjustably secures the closure flap to the elongate enclosure such that an amount of overlap of the closure flap with the elongate enclosure can be adjusted, thereby permitting the circumference of the elongate enclosure to be adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: Simon Winter
  • Publication number: 20080240623
    Abstract: A bag construction for use to distribute flowable material is provided. The bag construction generally includes a first and second panel sections and one or more side gusset panel sections. An internal gusset member may be positioned inside the bag construction, between the first and second panel sections. A tape is disposed inside the bag construction and secures portions of end edges to other sections. In preferred embodiments, a bag construction includes an openable and reclosable closure arrangement and an anti-tamper arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventor: Gary Michael BELL
  • Publication number: 20080232721
    Abstract: Tubular pouch (10) having a spout (13) sealed-in in the region of a top sealing seam (12) and having a stand-up base (11). The top sealing seam (12) is unsealed at at least one location (14, 15) between the spout (13) and the outer edge (partial sealing), so that, when the pouch (10) is being filled, air can escape from the pouch (10) to the outside (arrow 16) through that unsealed location (14, 15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventor: Andreas Michalsky