With Closure Patents (Class 383/42)
  • Patent number: 11834243
    Abstract: A flexible film, and articles comprising the film, comprises interleaved pluralities of each of first bands and second bands disposed adjacent to the first bands. Both the first and second bands have a length and a width; the first bands comprise a first film basis weight and first and second regions. The first regions and second regions being comprised of the same material composition. The first regions undergo a substantially molecular-level deformation and the second regions initially undergo a substantially geometric deformation when the sheet material is subjected to an applied elongation along at least one axis. The second bands comprise a second film basis weight and a plurality of corrugations disposed along the length of the band. In this aspect the material may be described as having alternating bands of structural-elastic-like film and ring-rolled film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Shaun Thomas Broering, Karen Denise MCaffry
  • Patent number: 11413216
    Abstract: A system for closed transfer of fluids includes a vial adapter having a body with a first end and a second end, a vial connection extending from the second end of the body, with the vial connection configured to secure the body to a vial, a vial spike extending from the second end of the body, with the vial spike defining a passageway, and a collet connection extending from the first end of the body. The system further includes a syringe adapter including a housing having a first end and a second end, a membrane housing positioned within the housing, with the membrane housing moveable between a first position and a second position, a cannula positioned within the housing, and a syringe connection extending from the first end of the housing, with the syringe connection configured to be secured to a syringe barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventors: Austin Jason McKinnon, Milan Ivosevic
  • Patent number: 11348450
    Abstract: A remote control device having capacitive touch controls may be configured to enter a sleep state (or mode). For example, the remote control device may be configured to enter the sleep state upon expiration of an interval of time since a most recent button press. The remote control may be configured to awaken from the sleep state when one or more portions of a housing of the remote control are deflected, for example, when a user grasps the remote control to actuate one or more of the capacitive touch controls. For example, the remote control device may include a switch. The switch may include a carbon structure that may be configured to contact an open circuit pad on a circuit board to close the corresponding circuit when the housing is deflected and awaken the remote control device from the sleep state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Mann, Matthew Philip McDonald, Lawrence R. Carmen, Jr., Robert D. Stevens, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9924783
    Abstract: A protective jacket for a portable computing device in accordance with one example includes a strap removably attached to the jacket by a pair of attachment members. The strap includes a plurality of holes and the jacket includes a pair of connectors. The pair of attachment members is coupled to the pair of connectors via the plurality of holes, to removably attach the strap to the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Rudy Widiaman, Eric Chen, Vincent Kenya Shyu
  • Patent number: 9694952
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a flexible container including a body, a base including an emptying spout and a cover including a filling spout, includes: cutting, from a sheet of flexible material, four main panels of the body and the base and four cover panels, each main panel having a square or rectangular shape having four sides, the bottom side being extended by an approximately trapezoidal extension, whose end towards the bottom is extended by a tab, the extension and tab forming the base and emptying spout, each cover panel having a substantially trapezoidal shape with a base towards the bottom and whose end towards the top is extended by a tongue forming the filling spout; forming a fold in each main panel along the top side; fixing the fold to form at least one loop per main panel; assembling and securing together the four main panels and four cover panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Jacques Basconnet
  • Publication number: 20150136781
    Abstract: An adjustable, re-sealable polymeric bag for perishable food storage and non-perishable storage is disclosed. The adjustable bag comprises a traditional locking or re-sealing mechanism in addition to one or more thin bendable elements affixed to, or within, the rim of the adjustable bag such that the bag is held open when the bendable element(s) are bent or adjusted, and closed when the bendable elements are bent back to a planar configuration. These bendable elements are inserted into recesses defined by the bag or affixed directly to the interior or exterior of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Andrew Ginn
  • Publication number: 20150125094
    Abstract: A bag made of plastic film suitable for pouring has first and second side panels and back and bottom gussets extending between the panels. Margins at front and top edges of the first side panel join margins at front and top edges of the second side panel at a first seam. A bottom margin of the back gusset joins a rear margin of the bottom gusset at a second seam with the back gusset terminating at a top, rear part of the first seam and the bottom gusset terminating at a bottom, front part of the first seam. A part of the bag film material integral with the back gusset and rear parts of the first and second side panels is formed as a handle at the rear of the bag. A closeable pouring device is integrated into a top front part of the first seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Reid Martin, Brian George Hutchison, Arjang Tajbakhsh
  • Publication number: 20150125097
    Abstract: A gusset bag has a spout that keeps a stable self-standing attitude, facilitating easy and complete content pouring. The gusset bag includes a film bag body and a spout attached to the bag body. The bag body includes a tubular body and a rectangular-shaped bottom surface sealed and secured to one edge of the tubular body. The tubular body includes opposing flat surfaces and side surfaces, each being sealed and secured to side edges of the flat surfaces, the bottom surface and the side surfaces being formed with foldable lines, respectively, along which the bottom surface and the side surfaces are folded inward toward inside of the bag body, forming a bottom surface gusset and side surface gussets, and an inclining edge is formed to one of the upper two corners of the bag body, the spout being attached to the inclining edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Toshikazu Kenmotsu, Kazuhiro Umenaka
  • Patent number: 9016036
    Abstract: A closure having two profile strips for an at least partially flexible container for connecting a first container to a second container in a manner sealed against the environment in a such a way that a closed docking position can be obtained. Further the closure provides for conducting a flow in a sealed manner against the environment in a flow direction through the closure from the first container into the second container in such a way that an open docking position can be obtained. According to the described system, the second container facing the first container is designed with an identical closure that engages in the closure of the first container in the open docking position and forms a channel for the flow in the flow direction together with the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Flecotec AG
    Inventor: Günter Untch
  • Patent number: 8960183
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there are provided solar water pasteurizers that are portable, efficient, inexpensive and easy to use. In its simplest form, the solar pasteurizer includes a transparent container such as a bag or envelope that contains at least one energy converting structure and has sufficient insulation to enable heating water to a temperature of at least 65° C. (and preferably to a temperature of at least 70° C.) for a time sufficient to achieve pasteurization (at 65-70° C., a period of only about 6 minutes is required for pasteurization). Invention solar pasteurizers are particularly useful for pasteurizing water. In additional embodiments, invention solar pasteurizers include additional features, such as, for example, a water pasteurization indicator, and a receptacle for retaining same within the invention container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Solar Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Frank D Husson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150043839
    Abstract: A protective enclosure for protecting a hand-held controller device and user having a device shape includes a shield including: a sheath or shield forming a sheath pocket having a top and a bottom made of a flexible, resilient material that blocks contaminants from reaching the hand-held controller device and user, and wherein the hand-held controller device is disposed inside the sheath pocket: a passage through an open end of the sheath that facilitates insertion of the hand-held controller device inside the sheath pocket, the open edge defining bottom passage edge and a top passage edge; and a sealing device that closes the passage after the hand-held controller device has been inserted into the sheath portion; wherein the sealing device is disposed on the bottom passage edge and the sealing device having an adhesive material provided thereon for sealing with the top passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Page K. Douthat
  • Patent number: 8939181
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a kit for recovering puncture repair liquid, which have made it possible to easily and quickly dispose of spent puncture repair liquid. The method for recovering puncture repair liquid according to the present invention uses a kit for recovering the puncture repair liquid which is provided with a coagulant for coagulating the puncture repair liquid and a flexible bag containing the puncture repair liquid, and includes injecting the puncture repair liquid drawn from the inside of a tire into the bag, mixing the puncture repair liquid and the coagulant in the bag, and recovering the puncture repair liquid in a coagulated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Kanenari, Takahiro Okamatsu
  • Publication number: 20150000167
    Abstract: The greeting card of the present invention is a traditional greeting card enhanced by audio and movement. The greeting card contains a pull trigger mechanism so that the user must interact with the greeting card to trigger the audio and motor movement. The pull trigger mechanism may be made of a variety of different materials and are intended to resemble the tail of various animals. Once the pull mechanism or tail has been pulled, the motor is activated causing movement of a portion of the greeting card proximate to the pull mechanism or tail which resembles the behind of an animal. The moveable portion of the greeting card moves, by for example back and forth, while audio plays in the background.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: John Talbot, Melissa Flesher, Dan Liuzzi, Sean Higgens
  • Patent number: 8920030
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to flexible packages having an access control feature in the form of a strip of a malleable sheet material that can be used to form a dead fold to re-close an opened package and prevent spilling. The access control feature can also be used to keep the mouth of the package open for easier access when the contents of the package are being consumed. Exemplary embodiments operate in an intuitive manner and are easy to use. The access control feature provides a tactile cue to the user for properly closing the package, as well as visual assurance that the package has been closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Hershey Company
    Inventors: Anne Margaret McSweeney, Marcus R. Plato
  • Publication number: 20140363103
    Abstract: A method for producing a tightly sealed bag packaging and to a tightly sealed bag packaging having at least one perforation and a receiving area surrounded by a plate-shaped edge region for the inert packaging of a product containing active ingredients, wherein the bag packaging comprises cover films or cover film segments bounding the receiving area and forming the edge region. The cover films or cover film segments are each provided with a channel system having at least one channel. The channel system crosses the part of the cover film or the cover film segment covering the receiving area. At one end, each channel is provided with a branching into two channel branches, Furthermore, a slit is arranged between the two channel branches, interrupting a peripheral edge of the bag packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: MARKUS KRUMME
  • Publication number: 20140314918
    Abstract: A multi-layer pouch assembly consisting of one or multiple inner sealed pouches that contain the ground produce or other product, and a surrounding mesh pouch or bag, acting as a filter for the juice contained in the inner pouches. The outer mesh or gauze pouch which completely envelops or surrounds the inner produce containing pouches has a volume at least equal to the total volume of the inner pouches, to allow for the pressing and expansion of the ground produce when the inner bags are burst by a press platen. Another alternative embodiment employs a third outermost sealable plastic pouch that is capable of holding the gauze bag or pouch, which holds the produce-containing pouches. This outer pouch can be sealed and serves as the package and container for storage in refrigerators or suitable storage facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Dale Wettlaufer, Charles Wettlaufer
  • Publication number: 20140307985
    Abstract: A flexible, stackable, reclosable container for storing a quantity of products comprising a plurality of walls defined by a first sheet and a second sheet attached to at least a portion of the first sheet. The second sheet extends over at least three of the walls. The opposing container walls each have a sealed portion and one or more tucks, the tucks comprising a portion of the first sheet tucked toward the interior volume. A portion of the second sheet defines a reclosable feature located over an opening for reclosing the container. The second sheet includes a line of reduced strength at or adjacent at least a boundary adjacent the tucks and disposed between the opposing container walls each having the sealed portion and an adjacent container wall. The second sheet can include a hinge about which the reclosable feature pivots from closed position to open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: James J. Sanfilippo, John E. Sanfilippo, Jeanne M. Skaggs, Francisco Javier Soria, Milorad Radenovic, Bohdan Wyslotsky, Paul Georgelos, Pat Montefusco, Roy Speer, Roman Forowycz
  • Publication number: 20140306385
    Abstract: A vacuum-forming system for deforming a forming blank is disclosed. The system includes a tool and at least one regulator bag disposed adjacent to the tool. The regulator bag includes a sealed bag having an exterior and an interior and a first volume and a defined passage from the interior to the exterior of the regulator bag. The passage is configured such that the regulator bag has a rate of deflation wherein the sealed bag will deflate from the first volume to a second volume over a determined period of time while the exterior of the sealed bag is at a determined reduced pressure. The system also includes a vacuum membrane coupled to the tool, the membrane configured to form a vacuum space enclosing the forming blank and the at least one regulator bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory PIEDMONT, Mike MALIS
  • Patent number: 8858077
    Abstract: A reclosable package that includes a pouch of flexible material that includes a reclosable closure secured to the flexible material adjacent an opening to releasably retain the opening of the pouch in a closed state. The closure includes fastenable closure strips that extend along opposite sides of the opening and that are releasably fastenable in multiple relative positions spaced along each of two perpendicular directions. The closure and flexible material of the pouch are configured to provide a maximum stiffness, in resistance to bending about a pouch axis extending along the pouch perpendicular to the closure strips, as determined at a point along the closure with the closure strips fastened, that is more than 10 times the maximum stiffness, in resistance to bending about the pouch axis, of one of the closure strips as secured to the flexible material, as determined at the point along the closure with the closure strips unfastened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventor: William H. Shepard
  • Publication number: 20140301675
    Abstract: To provide a particularly easy to-use packaging, the packaging according to the invention comprises a first side panel and a second side panel, wherein the first and the second side panel form an opening of an interior of the packaging for receiving the product, a flap, which is arranged at the first side panel and comprises a recess that is configured to receive a finger, at least one spreading element for spreading the opening, and one coupling element configured to close the opening, wherein the coupling element is arranged on an outer side of the flap and/or the first side panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Jan-Niklas KELTSCH
  • Publication number: 20140301669
    Abstract: A container (10) that stores and/or transports one of liquid, solid and gas materials and method of transporting the liquid, solid and gas materials is desired. The container includes a flexible housing (12) having a first end including a selectively closable passageway extending through the first end thereof and a closed second end. A replaceable bag is selectively received within the flexible housing for receiving the one of liquid, solid and gas material to be stored or transported. A mesh like support structure includes a plurality of longitudinal support bands (16) extending along a length of an outside of the flexible housing and a plurality of transverse support bands (18) each extending around a circumference of the flexible housing (12) and spaced along a length thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Cristian Andres Baeck
  • Publication number: 20140286596
    Abstract: The present invention provides packaging material for making packages, comprising a breakable film; and a substrate on which the breakable film is positioned, wherein the substrate comprises a chemically resistant and non-heat sealable (NHS) layer having a first surface and a second surface, and a heat sealable (HS) layer bonded to the first surface of the NHS layer, and the breakable film is laminated onto the second surface of the NHS layer, and wherein at least one die cut line to define a preformed hole is formed through the NHS and HS layers. The invention also provides a package produced therefrom and a method for constructing the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Yi Xin Chew
  • Publication number: 20140217113
    Abstract: The present invention is a container for storing, selection, and dispensing many types of articles. In one embodiment, the container comprises a body having a cavity to store the articles and an open end having an inside surface for access to the articles. The container further comprises a flexible sheet having a body portion and first and second end portions. The first end portion is secured to the inside surface of the body. The flexible sheet can be moved between a first position where the flexible sheet is fully disposed within the body and a second position where the flexible sheet is disposed outward of the body with the articles resting on the body portion of the flexible sheet upon raising and tilting of the body to provide easy selection and dispensing of any article. The container and flexible sheet may be configured in many shapes and/or materials for different applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: David Fleming Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20140212068
    Abstract: A high-clarity, cast polypropylene produce pouch with first and second sidewalls and a bottom panel joined to form a pouch wherein the first and second sidewalls and the bottom panel are formed from cast polypropylene. The bottom panel can be a bottom gusset panel. The first and second sidewalls and the bottom gusset panel can have edges joined by side welding or heat sealing. Zipper or slide closures can close the first and second sidewalls. A method for forming a high-clarity, cast polypropylene produce pouch comprises creating a polypropylene (PP) resin, passing the polypropylene (PP) resin through a cast extruding machine and extruding molten polypropylene (PP) to produced extruded polypropylene (PP), rolling the extruded polypropylene (PP) in a cooling roller, and applying a surface-modifying corona treatment to the extruded polypropylene (PP).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Duke X. W. Yu, Philip Beach
  • Publication number: 20140193101
    Abstract: A remotely openable containment system employs a bag which receives contents such as grounding cement and employs a closure member which is secured by a bale. The closure member is attached to one end of the bag adjacent an opening. End portions of the bag are wound around the closure member and secured by the bale. The bale may include a pair of laterally spaced pins which are received in spaced bores of the closure member. At the installation site, the bag is lowered by a line into a hole. At the bottom of the hole, a line on the bale is pulled to release the bale and to permit the contents to discharge through the opening in the bag. Both the bag and the bale are removable from the hole by the attached lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Paul A. Orlowski
  • Publication number: 20140161373
    Abstract: A bottom-gusseted package comprises a package body, and a bottom gusset positioned transversely of a longitudinal axis of the package body. A top sleeve portion of the package body can be configured to include a recloseable fastener, a dispensing spout, or an upper package seal. Formation of the bottom-gusseted package is effected by positioning individual sleeves transversely of the longitudinal axis of a flexible web which forms the package body. During package formation, the flexible web is cut to form individual packages, and each individual sleeve can be cut to form a bottom gusset in one package, and a top sleeve portion in an adjacent package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Innoflex Incorporated
    Inventor: James W. Yeager
  • Publication number: 20140147058
    Abstract: A garbage bag has a bag having an open top area. A plurality of ring members is formed in an interior of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Ernesto Magana
  • Publication number: 20140113072
    Abstract: An apparatus including a pouch and a valve stem. The pouch can include a sealant. The valve stem can be fluidly coupled to the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: ANDREW MEYER
  • Patent number: 8678651
    Abstract: Disposable storage bags are disclosed having a first side wall, a second side wall and a bottom portion which forms the bag and having an open top portion for receiving and removing items to be stored such as snack foods or other material. Near the top opening of the bag is a closure mechanism for opening and closing the bag. The side walls of the bag are tapered inwardly from the top portion toward the bottom portion such that quillons are formed when the bag is filled with items such as snack food or other material. The bottom portion of the bag includes a gusset which, when the bag is filled with snack food or other material, expands and opens such that the bag may stand upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Schwallie, Linda A. Holland, Jamie Grace Thomas, Stacey M. Stanley, Robert R. Turvey, Brian A. Czech
  • Publication number: 20140044379
    Abstract: A bag capable of moving between a flattened generally planar condition to an open generally parallelepipedal shape has in the flattened condition closely juxtaposed flat rectangular front and back face panels. A rectangular top panel has front and back edges joined to the top edges of the respective front and back face panels and side edges bridging ends of the respective front and back edges. The top panel has a crease between the respective front and back edges and is folded inward therefrom to lie between the face panels. A similar rectangular floor panel is secured to the lower edges of the face panels. A pair of rectangular side gusset panels each have vertical front and back edges respectively joined to the side edges of the front and back panels and upper and lower edges joined to the side edges of the top and bottom panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: MARK W. GUM
  • Publication number: 20140037807
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a soft food container may be refillable with an interchangeable nozzle system. A base 104 may have a resealable opening 142 to receive a soft food product. A nozzle opening 302 may receive a food nozzle. A pressure release nozzle 352 may disperse the soft food product. A pliable shell may connect the base 104 to the nozzle opening 302.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Merris Delane
  • Publication number: 20140029875
    Abstract: A privacy bag is disclosed, for the safekeeping of a vibrator, a dildo, or other sex toy. The privacy bag or sleeve is available in several different configurations, and includes interior material that is antibacterial, antistatic, anti-allergenic, water-resistant, and/or oil-resistant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Sally Lomax Mallett, Rita Jauregui de Kuri
  • Publication number: 20140010481
    Abstract: A closure assembly comprising an article with a neck and a cap. The cap includes a tamper-evident ring having at least two ring segments, each ring segment having a base portion and an indicator portion. The article has for each segment a boss with a catch portion having a recess. Upon rotating the cap in an opening direction by the user from its closed position for the first time the head end of the indicator portion enters the recess of the catch portion and is then prevented from further rotation of the cap in opening direction, while the catch portion outer wall comes in the spacing between the spaced apart head end and trailing end, the frangible bridge between the head end and trailing end breaking and the indicator portion bending, folding, and/or buckling while being subjected to permanent deformation upon further rotation of the cap in opening direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Laurens Last, Paul van den Hoonaard
  • Publication number: 20140003744
    Abstract: An opening device for a flexible package having an opening portion defined by two side walls and a width, the opening device intended to be disposed in the opening portion of the package adjacent to an opening, formed upon initial opening of the package, for opening and closing thereof. The opening device comprises a thin-walled first body with a contact surface and a first application surface opposite thereto for allowing application of the first body in the opening portion to a first of the two side walls. The first body is maneuverable, by folding about a first folding axis, between a basic position and a sealing position. In the sealing position, the contact surface has sub portions directly facing each other. A locking member is designed for releasable locking of the body in the sealing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLEAN AB
    Inventors: Bengt Jönsson, Peter Marbe
  • Publication number: 20130330022
    Abstract: A detachable closure device for a bag includes a fastener having a first wall coupled along a fold to an opposing, second wall. A first attachment mechanism is disposed at a first end of the first wall and a second attachment mechanism is disposed at an opposite, second end of the first wall. At least one latching element is disposed on the fastener and configured to detachably couple the fastener to a side panel of a bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Robert R. Turvey, Keegan E. Burggren
  • Publication number: 20130322788
    Abstract: A pouch includes a seamless body having a first end and a second end opposite to the first end, with a substantially flat, planar base at the first end. First and second opposing walls extend upwardly from the planar base to form an elongate mouth at the second end. Each of the opposing walls includes an upper wall portion and a lower wall portion. The upper wall portions extend to the elongate mouth and the lower wall portions extend to the planar base. The first and second opposing walls have a varying thickness. An elongate closure mechanism, adjacent to the elongate mouth, provides a resealable closure for the pouch. The seamless body stands independently in an upright position upon the planar base when the body is in an expanded position. The pouch, being both flexible and collapsible, can be folded into a substantially flat condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Bryan L. Ackerman, Anne C. Moser, Daniel Perez, Abby Sturges
  • Publication number: 20130308880
    Abstract: A tamper evident container (10) for the display and storage of items has an elongated pouch (16) with a closed end (26) and an open end (28). There is a collar (18, 20) connected to the open end of the pouch, and a lid (22) pivotally connected to the collar (18, 20) for closing the open end (28). The lid (22) has a flange (40) extending over a portion of the collar. A strap (24) extends around the collar (18, 20) and the flange (40) so as to prevent the lid (22) from being opened whilst the strap is in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Anthony Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20130308881
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pharmaceutical fluids, and more particularly to a flexible container for aseptic transfer and/or mixing of pharmaceutical fluids. A biocontainer for the transfer of pharmaceutical fluids includes a flexible layer divided by a fold line into a front face and a rear face. The layer is folded about the fold line such that the front face and the rear face are facing each other to define an interior space between them. The biocontainer also includes a seam that connects the front and rear faces to each other to close the interior space. A fill port is also provided to communicate with the interior space. This fill port is intersected by the fold line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Max D. Blomberg
  • Patent number: 8573445
    Abstract: A flexible pouch having a removable cap for use with the tube spout fitment and a method of filling the flexible pouch is provided. The removable cap is formed from a tube of pliable material, and has a first opening and a second opening. The first and second openings each have a peripheral edge. The peripheral edge of the first opening is configured to engage the outer surface of the tube spout fitment. The peripheral edge of the second opening is pressed onto itself and sealed so as to form a flattened edge. The method includes the steps mounting the removable cap onto the tube spout fitment. Filling the pouch, and sealing the second opening of the removable cap so as to form a flattened edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: R. Charles Murray
  • Patent number: 8568030
    Abstract: A utility bag having a closure arrangement coupled with opposing first and second panels of the utility bag. The first closure member coupled to the first panel at about an entrance of the utility bag. The first closure member includes a pair of parallel bulbous elements which form a longitudinal channel parallel to the entrance of the utility bag. A second closure member includes a third bulbous element having an interfacing surface complementary with an interfacing surface of the longitudinal channel to form an overlapping closure arrangement. Counterpart strips of hook/loop fasteners coupled to complementary interfacing surfaces associated with the first and second closure members are used to maintain the utility bag in a closed state. The bulbous elements may be formed from deformable materials disposed in sleeves which surround the entrance to the utility bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventors: Kenneth Martin, Kelly Martine
  • Publication number: 20130277266
    Abstract: A reusable food pouch includes a rigid neck through which food is passed and into a storage reservoir. The rigid neck includes threads onto which either a storage cap or dispensing cap is attached. Resilient, pliable sidewalls form the storage reservoir and are generally bullet shaped when viewed from either the front or rear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Kathleen Hower
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130223767
    Abstract: Reclosable bags, plastic film for making the bags, and a method and apparatus for making the bags are disclosed. The bag has a reclosable fastener (26) connected to a single wall of the bag, and the film (55) has a reclosable fastener (26) connected to one side thereof which does not require attachment to any other portion of the film (55) when making a bag. The fastener (26) has a tamper-proof member attached thereto to indicate if the bag has been previously opened. The film (55) can be wound into a roll (54) suitable for use on conventional bag making machines including form, fill, and seal machines or a chain of coilable reclosable bags can be produced therefrom since the fasteners (26) are connected to the web preferably transversely to the bags longitudinal formation axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Innoflex Incorporated
    Inventor: Innoflex Incorporated
  • Publication number: 20130202227
    Abstract: The present invention recognizes that there exits a need for articles of manufacture to seal flexible containers that have an opening. A first aspect of the present invention is an article of manufacture for sealing or resealing an opening of a flexible or non-ridged container. A second aspect of the present invention is a method of making an article of manufacture for sealing or resealing an opening of a flexible or non-ridged container, A third aspect of the present invention is a method of using an article of manufacture for sealing or resealing an opening of a flexible or non-ridged container. A fourth aspect of the present invention is to store, secure or maintain products inside a flexible or non-ridged container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Alexis DaCosta
  • Publication number: 20130202228
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved fitment assembly for a flexible pouch, the fitment assembly being sealed into the pouch as part of the pouch manufacturing process. The fitment assembly includes a fitment having a fitment threaded portion and a cap with threads. The threads on the fitment and the cap both have slots which allow pressure to escape from the pouch as the cap is unthreaded and the slots align. The fitment also includes specialized features such as extended tabs with notches in a canoe portion of the fitment that help to secure the fitment to the pouch. The fitment has parallel guide surfaces to aid in alignment and traverse of the fitment in a manufacturing line where the fitment is installed and the pouch is filled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: R. Charles Murray
  • Publication number: 20130192174
    Abstract: A method is presented for fixing an opening device to a packaging container made of a composite film. The packaging container is a tubular bag, and the composite film includes a barrier layer and a further layer. The barrier layer is part of the composite film and the further layer includes a recess in the region of the opening device. The opening device is a connecting flange configured to be fixed to the composite film and includes a separating mechanism configured to sever the barrier layer to form a passage in the composite film. The further layer is arranged on the side facing away from the connecting flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Joerg P. Weltert, Dirk Ekenhorst
  • Publication number: 20130188890
    Abstract: A sterile cover for a touchscreen device is provided that includes a transparent, electrically conductive screen area adapted to cover a screen of the touchscreen device and including a first sterile material. The sterile cover also includes a perimeter area surrounding the screen region and having an opening adapted to receive the touchscreen device and including a second sterile material. A removable sterile cover for substantially encapsulating a touchscreen device is provided that includes an opening for inserting the touchscreen device into the cover and a closure for closing the opening. A device for dispensing sterile covers for touchscreen devices is provided that includes a chamber adapted to enclose a plurality of sterile covers and an actuator adapted to move a next sterile cover of into a ready position. The device also includes a loading area adapted to hold a touchscreen device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: Isaac S. Naor
  • Publication number: 20130186798
    Abstract: A sterile cover for a touchscreen device is provided that includes a transparent, electrically conductive screen area adapted to cover a screen of the touchscreen device and including a first sterile material. The sterile cover also includes a perimeter area surrounding the screen region and having an opening adapted to receive the touchscreen device and including a second sterile material. A removable sterile cover for substantially encapsulating a touchscreen device is provided that includes an opening for inserting the touchscreen device into the cover and a closure for closing the opening. A device for dispensing sterile covers for touchscreen devices is provided that includes a chamber adapted to enclose a plurality of sterile covers and an actuator adapted to move a next sterile cover of into a ready position. The device also includes a loading area adapted to hold a touchscreen device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: Isaac S. Naor
  • Publication number: 20130177266
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns flexible reclosable containers with a one way valve which provides a means to vent fluids, particularly air, from the interior of container when the repeatedly reclosable closure member, typically a zipper, is in a closed state. It also concerns a process for creating such a valve using a seal bar with voids to create a channel which passes behind the closure member. The valve which is disclosed involves a channel which comprises a central passageway which connects a port which communicates with the environment to a port which communicates with the interior of the package. Also disclosed is the concept of using this valve with a readily removable hermetic seal such that the port intended to communicate the environment initially communicates with the headspace between the reclosable closure member and the hermetic seal but does communicate with the environment when the hermetic seal is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: CURWOOD, INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin Paul Mack
  • Publication number: 20130139475
    Abstract: The invention discloses a packing bag of a liquid crystal display (LCD) and a packing method thereof. The packaging bag of a liquid crystal display includes a bag body and an opening. A sealing structure which can be repeatedly unsealed/sealed is disposed at the opening. The invention adopts the sealing structure at the opening of the packing bag to conveniently seal/unseal the opening of the packing bag. Therefore, the packing bag can be circularly reused and decrease the cost. The packing bag is sealed by the sealing structure without folding of the packing bag to decrease material of the packing bag and further decrease the cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Ying Wu, Lin Jiang