With Plural Access Openings Patents (Class 383/41)
  • Patent number: 4784287
    Abstract: A bulkhead for use in container liner bags comprises a liner bag mounted to the inside of a container and containing goods charged therein, a plurality of support members disposed while being vertically spaced apart from each other to the end of the container on the side of the door, the both ends of which are detachably fitted to engage into the recessed grooves on both of the side walls of the container for supporting the end face of the liner bag on the side of the door, a positioning apparatus for fixing the vertical position of the uppermost support member and a spacer apparatus for suspending the support members other than the uppermost support member from the just-mentioned uppermost support member for fixing the vertical position between them. The assembly of the support members can serve as an effective bulkhead because of easy attaching and detaching while possessing sufficient withstanding force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1988
    Assignees: Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Nihon Matai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Yamada, Shigemi Ichiki, Hisamoto Naniwa, Susumu Uchida, Kenji Kadokura, Susumu Tsunoda, Kunio Nakajima
  • Patent number: 4765481
    Abstract: Airline headsets are packaged in a reusable container. The container is affixed to the cord of the headset near the connection which inserts into the plug in the passenger seat arm. The reusable container provides for advertising which underwrites the cost of the head set and the container to an extent that it is less costly to give the passengers the headsets on a complimentary basis than to handle them in the familiar manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Inventors: John T. Walsh, Ronald J. Hourihan
  • Patent number: 4753539
    Abstract: A quick reseal system is provided and consists of a slideable fastener over twisted end of a bag that has an elongated aperture in sidewall to allow items to be removed therefrom when the fastener is manually moved to other side of the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1988
    Inventors: William H. Collie, George Spector
  • Patent number: 4713839
    Abstract: A resealable reusable flexible plastic bag with a loop handle is disclosed for packaging heavy loads, for example large quantities of granular goods such as dog foods, in a sealed manner. The bag comprises flexible outer panels connected by a flexible gusset, inner flexible panels also connected by a flexible gusset, and a closure having flexible mating portions connected to the outer gusset. The outer gusset includes a frangible portion such as a line of perforations to facilitate access to the inner gusset. The inner gusset also includes a frangible portion to facilitate access to the goods therein. The flexible mating portions of the closure are separably connectable to each other to prevent access to the goods when connected and to facilitate access to the goods when separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: Paramount Packaging Corp.
    Inventor: Harry R. Peppiatt
  • Patent number: 4658432
    Abstract: A large-sized transportation container for the transport of material in bulk comprises a side wall structure that is formed with four equally sized, substantially rectangular wall portions each of which is a separate cut-up of a woven fabric. The wall portions are interconnected at mutually overlapping edge portions by means of four corner seams which are each stitched with a zigzag-stitch. With this side wall structure a bulk container is obtained which has a factor of safety in respect to the forces acting on the wall which is six times higher than the safety factor of the known containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Assignee: LOLIFT Verwaltungs GmbH
    Inventors: Rolaf Lehmann, Sven Burmeister
  • Patent number: 4646357
    Abstract: A fabric bag for carrying bulk materials is formed by attaching side panels into a U-shaped member such that the bag is generally in the shape of a rectangular solid in the open position. Lifting loops are secured to each corner of the bag. A discharge outlet is present in the base of the bag for simplifying the emptying process for the bag. The lifting loops are present and sufficiently strong to support the bag when the bag is lifted by a forklift or similar apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Assignee: Bulk Lift International, Incorporated
    Inventor: Peter J. Nattrass
  • Patent number: 4635814
    Abstract: A flexible bag-like liner having a relatively thin wall is adapted to be connected to a wall portion of a receptacle with a liquid passageway provided in association with the wall portion so that liquid may be introduced into the liner and discharged therefrom; the wall portion is adapted to be fitted substantially in sealing relationship with a body portion of the receptacle with discharge means being provided for discharging air from between the liner and the interior walls of the receptacle when fluid under pressure is introduced into the liner to urge the liner against the interior walls of the receptacle. The arrangement is such that when the contents of the liner are partially discharged, a partial vacuum between the exterior of the liner and the interior of the receptacle urges the liner into contact with interior walls of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Assignee: Rheem Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Allen S. Jones
  • Patent number: 4622027
    Abstract: A method for making a capture and containment bag having a large reservoir that tapers into an elongated conduit wherein the reservoir is formed by joining two heat sealable panels along their side edges to form a linear end edge and then joining such linear end edge to the flared end of a narrow heat sealable strip with a pair of longitudinally extending side edges of such narrow strip then joined to form a conduit. The two panels are then joined along the remaining side edges as a continuation of the joining of the sides of the narrow strip to form a bag with a large storage reservoir and a narrow elongated discharge control conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1986
    Assignee: The B.F. Goodrich Company
    Inventor: James M. Parish
  • Patent number: 4608259
    Abstract: A simple and versatile pocket wrap for a comestible product which is frequently hand held during consumption. The wrap is constructed to provide a pocket adapted to enclose the comestible product, with the pocket being formed by front and back sheets which are joined along both a first side edge and a bottom edge, and which are openable and detached along both a second side edge and a top edge. The relatively open pocket enables a comestible product to be easily inserted therein, and also allows the comestible product to be conveniently relocated in the pocket to extend therefrom during consumption while still remaining wrapped therein. An overwrap sheet is formed integrally with the pocket back sheet, and extends upwardly therefrom, with the overwrap sheet being designed to be folded downwardly over the pocket front sheet after insertion of a comestible product into the pocket, thereby wrapping and packaging the comestible product in a manner suitable for initial delivery to a customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1986
    Assignee: Taco Bell
    Inventor: Jeffery J. Cortopassi
  • Patent number: 4588554
    Abstract: The invention concerns a procedure for keeping and taking into use an analytic reagent or another substance used in analyses, and a reagent package to be used in the procedure. The package consists of a gas-tight sachet or of a combination consisting of several sachets, where the sachets comprises at least one flexible wall and a blank for forming a discharge aperture. The blank may consist of a hermetically sealed flexible tube extending into the interior of the sachet or a bar-like member with openings defined therein that extend into the sachets. The taking into use of the substance packed in the sachet is then accomplished by opening the flexible tube or the openings in the bar-like member and connecting the tube or the openings to the analyzer with an outward gas-tight connection. The substance is thereafter drawn from the sachet into said apparatus in one or several steps so that the sachet will collapse in connection with the discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: Fluilogic Systems Oy
    Inventors: Niilo Kaartinen, Henrik Johansson
  • Patent number: 4573204
    Abstract: A flexible bulk container includes top and bottom walls and an encircling side wall. Substantially identical flexible fill and discharge spouts are secured to the top and bottom walls, respectively. Each spout carries a cord which can be tightened around the spout for closing the same and a slide fastener on the cord for holding the cord in its tightened position. The slide fastener is comprised of a flexible plastic tube which frictionally fits around the cord. An additional cord is attached to the slide fastener associated with the discharge spout so that the fastener can be slid into its open position from a remote location thereby protecting the workman opening the discharge spout. The top and bottom walls are each also provided with a pocket into which their respective folded spout can be inserted. The pockets are each held closed by drawstrings which are also provided with similar slide fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Inventor: Walter J. Polett
  • Patent number: 4550831
    Abstract: A strip of detachably connected bags for receiving and containing medical supplies and the like includes a plurality of substantially identical bags which are detachably connected in end-to-end relation. Each of the bags includes a seamless tubular wall portion which is sealed at one end thereof and open at the opposite end thereof and has an elongated longitudinally extending slit therein, and an access strip which is preferably made of a semipermeable material is adhered to the exterior of the wall portion for covering the slit. The bags are only connected along one side of the wall portions thereof so that they can be filled while they are still connected utilizing an automated feeding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Assignee: Superior Plastic Products Corp.
    Inventor: Alan Whitford
  • Patent number: 4549658
    Abstract: A mini disk holder has a first and second thermoplastic sheet sealed at the periphery thereof for providing a pocket between the sheets. A slit is provided in one of the sheets to permit a mini disk to be inserted into the holder. The slit sheet is adhesively secured to a panel in order to seal the slit and prevent further access to the disk. The other of the sheets includes a thinned groove line providing a weakened area which may be removed therefrom in order to provide an opening to permit access to the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1985
    Inventor: Nicholas Sfikas
  • Patent number: 4542824
    Abstract: A novel soft luggage type hang-up garment bag that includes two major interior compartments having a width and length substantially equal to the width and length of the bag, and two minor interior compartments each having a width about one-half the width of the bag and a length no greater than about one-half the length of the bag, when the bag is in hang-up configuration. The bag is provided with a single width peripheral gusset wall that interconnects the bag's two major sidewalls so that all the major and minor compartments are interiorly of those sidewalls. The bag also is provided with a novel hang-up hook that is retractable into the bag's interior when the bag is being carried, and that is extendable from an end section of the bag's peripheral gusset wall to hang-up the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Assignee: `totes` incorporated
    Inventor: James H. Allen
  • Patent number: 4521911
    Abstract: A bulk container of substantially uniform cross-sectional area throughout its height is formed by so folding a single rectangular piece of woven fabric as to provide a bottom wall, four side walls extending from the bottom wall, and four rectangular corner flaps each extending between adjacent side walls. Each corner flap is folded into four triangular portions, the first and second portions being folded against the surfaces of the corresponding side walls, the third portion being folded against the surfaces of the first and second portions, and the fourth portion being folded against the surface of the third portion. Lifting loops are mounted at the corners at the upper edges of the side walls, each loop having two legs disposed intermediate and overlying the fourth portion and the first and second portions of the corresponding corner flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1985
    Assignee: St. Regis Corporation
    Inventor: Robert L. Vance
  • Patent number: 4503559
    Abstract: A bag facilitating the separation of popcorn from unpopped kernels and providing a convenient bag for holding the popped corn while a person eats it. The bag has an outer bag of fine mesh and an inner bag of coarser mesh through which unpopped corn can pass thereby separating it from the popped corn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1985
    Inventor: Patsy L. Warnke