Lifting Or Suspending Element (e.g., Handle) Patents (Class 383/6)
  • Patent number: 10945501
    Abstract: A Stretchable Reusable bag such as for shopping or groceries that is small enough to be kept inside a pocket when in its Compacted Mode and easily and quickly decompressed into an Empty Mode and then expandable to a large In-Use Mode in which it is capable of adapting to the shape and volume of Regular-Sized Items until acquiring a total volume of 500 times the volume of the bag in its Compacted Mode through Smooth Transitions, is achieved by sewing one or more handles to an elastic waistband attached to a rectangular or squared Main Body primarily made of a Nylon-elastane fiber material, preferably in its 85% nylon-15% elastane configuration and its micro-fishnet mesh variant. A method is disclosed for the formation of these bags out of the repurposing of a micro-fishnet pantyhose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Alfonso Aguayo González
  • Patent number: 10925365
    Abstract: A totebag convertible into a wearable accessory for storage and transport having a flexible totebag that connects to a flexible linear outer sleeve. The flexible linear outer sleeve transitions longitudinally relative to the length of the flexible totebag between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the flexible linear outer sleeve is fully expanded and envelopes the full length of the flexible totebag such that an open end of the flexible linear outer sleeve is adjacent a top portion of the flexible totebag. In the second position, the flexible linear outer sleeve is compressed near the bottom of the flexible totebag and the flexible totebag is fully exposed. In the first position the totebag is configured as a bracelet, a headband, belt or other wearable accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Amer Jandali
  • Patent number: 10858145
    Abstract: A carrier includes a front portion with a first plurality of panels and a back portion with a second plurality of panels. The first plurality of panels at least partially surrounds a front interior space for receiving at least one container and includes a front panel, a front central panel, and at least one front side panel. The second plurality of panels at least partially surrounds a back interior space for receiving at least one container and includes a back panel, a back central panel, and at least one back side panel. The front central panel and the back central panel are separably connected at a line of weakening and are at least partially in face-to-face contact in a first configuration of the carrier, the carrier is positionable to a second configuration wherein the front portion and the back portion are at least partially separated at the line of weakening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, Sr., Colin P. Ford, John Murdick Holley, Jr., Ana Gonzalez, Jon Thompson, Brian Smalley
  • Patent number: 10822161
    Abstract: A liner L has a liner body 11 with a front wall 12, rear wall 16, bottom wall 13, a top wall 14. The top wall also includes a tubular excess liner material or chute 19 located close to the rear wall and which includes a filling fitment 20 with a fitment cap 21. The liner also has a cylindrical, hose content inlet/outlet port or bottom fitment 23. The liner may include a gap-filler or filler strip 70 of foam material extending outwardly from a position closely adjacent the outlet fitment. The filler strip is mounted to the front wall directly over and closely adjacent the outlet fitment. The filler strip may taper so that at least a majority of the strip's longitudinal length or height so as to increase in its lateral width as it approaches the outlet fitment, thereby increasing the material volume of strip material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ILC Dover LP
    Inventors: Randy R. Sullinger, Tony R. McKee, Adam Michael Sadkowski
  • Patent number: 10737455
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a bag includes a wall of the bag is passed along a placement drum for rotatably mounted handles; a handle is hooked onto the drum, legs of the handle extending backwards along a perimeter of the drum in the direction of rotation of the drum, the legs being connected by a cross member; same is completely turned over using a turnover drum so that the legs are at the front on the placement drum; and the handle is deposited on the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: HOLWEG GROUP
    Inventors: Thomas Fichtner, Vincent Schalck
  • Patent number: 9994365
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a thermoplastic drawstring trash bag wherein the thermoplastic drawstring trash bag has an enhanced thickness region in one or more panels of the drawstring trash bag. The enhanced thickness region has an average thickness that is greater than the thickness of the remaining portions of the panels forming the drawstring trash bag. The enhanced thickness region is generally in the area of the hems and traverses the hem seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventor: Michael A. Ross
  • Patent number: 9198830
    Abstract: A bag for receiving, preparing, and producing dialysis fluid has a sealing bordering line and a flexurally rigid hard plastic part connected to the film material. The hard plastic part is connected to the film material separately from the sealing bordering line and offers an area for gripping the bag for fastening it without having to act mechanically on the sealing bordering line in a direct manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Franz Kugelmann, Joern Hoermann
  • Patent number: 9132939
    Abstract: Described herein is a reusable, multi-purpose bag, comprising a flexible, resiliently deformable body comprising a first material and a second material. The first material has a first degradation temperature and an absorption ratio of at least two to one of absorbed water weight to bag weight. The first material forms an anterior panel and a posterior panel, and the anterior panel is coupled to the posterior panel to define a cavity therebetween. The second material has a second degradation temperature that is lower than the first degradation temperature, and at least a portion of the anterior panel is bonded to at least a portion of the posterior panel by the second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Waterview Innovation, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Grossman
  • Patent number: 9108767
    Abstract: A device for the individual transport of fruit, comprising a single integral part, which comprises a central base (13) which is the starting point for a series of concentric sections (4) all of which are arranged in a single circumferential direction, and end in short end portions (6-6?) which connect to two handle structures (7) which comprise a hooking device in order to stabilize the position for use of the integral part in which is defined a shell space which houses the fruit, such as a watermelon (1), the surface of which closely matches the various elements of the integral part. Thus, in the operative position for use, the device according to the invention has a basket-type structure which closely matches the outer surface of the fruit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: EJIDO CARTÓN, S.L.
    Inventor: Gracián Mateo Peralta
  • Publication number: 20150147006
    Abstract: A tote that is carried by a user and self-accommodates any container selected from different sized containers. The tote includes a bottom, a pair of side walls, and a pair of straps. The pair of side walls extend upwardly from the bottom, and are so disposed so as to allow the tote to self-accommodate the any container selected from the different sized containers. The pair of straps extend upwardly from the pair of side walls, respectively, and allow the tote to be carried by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Nancie R. Beatty
  • Patent number: 9033577
    Abstract: Gift bags with removable, configurable and wearable parts and components have multiple interconnected panels which include a bottom panel and multiple interconnected generally vertically oriented side panels which together form a bag or container with an interior volume which is accessible through an opening. Incorporated into or attached to one or more of the side panels or bottom panel are articles or components, structures or objects which fit with one or more of the side panels. The articles, components, structures or objects are detachable from the one or more side panels. The removable components are preferably secured to or made integral with any of the side panels by structures, devices or materials by which the components are both structural; aesthetic, decorative or ornamental, yet also relatively easily detachable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Karen Rednour, Dan Kopsak, Suzanne M. Lahr Yoder
  • Publication number: 20150110422
    Abstract: A reusable side-loading bag having front, rear, base and two side panels. The bag also includes a pair of handles and a pair of sliding mechanisms. The side-load bag allows for items, for example, food containers to slide in from the side, fit securely, provide ample clearance to stack multiple containers, be carried flat to eliminate the risk or ruining the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Bulldog Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Timothy BRUNETTE, Jason Randall HEATON
  • Patent number: 9010698
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a device for holding an article, wherein the device includes a front panel including a first aperture positioned above a second aperture. The first aperture is dimensioned to receive a display hook; and, the second aperture is dimensioned to receive and retain the article. A rear panel is hingedly connected to the front panel, wherein the rear panel includes a third aperture positioned above at least one fourth aperture. The third aperture is dimensioned to receive the display hook; and, the fourth aperture is dimensioned to receive and retain a second article. The device further includes a card removably connected to the rear panel via perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Lindy Bowman Company
    Inventor: Linden H. Bowman
  • Patent number: 8960438
    Abstract: A multi-compartment flexible pouch with an insulated compartment and method of forming includes a pouch body formed from a panel of material, and the pouch body has at least one compartment for a product. An opening means for accessing the product is disposed in the pouch body. A first insulating compartment seal having a predetermined shape is applied to the pouch body and a second insulating compartment seal having a predetermined shape is applied to the pouch body and spaced a predetermined distance apart from the first seal to form the insulated compartment. The insulated compartment contains a pressurized gas and a surface temperature of the insulated compartment is less than a surface temperature of the product compartment after the pouch is heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: R. Charles Murray
  • Publication number: 20150030261
    Abstract: A laundry bag assembly comprises a means for attaching to a dryer opening. Said assembly can comprise a bag, a body attached to said bag, and a mechanism for engaging a dryer opening. One or more telescoping arm members, hingeably movable arm members, or arm members comprising a hook portion, or flexible arm members may facilitate attachment to a dryer opening. Further, a portion of the bag may comprise a rigid or semi-rigid material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Farzad David Mahjoubi
  • Publication number: 20140376831
    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: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Jacques Basconnet
  • Publication number: 20140360596
    Abstract: A liquid supply apparatus is configured to have detachably installed therein a liquid container 51 including an ink bag 82 that is flexible at least in part and a flow channel member 91 that is in communication with the ink bag 82, and to supply a liquid held in the ink bag 82 to a liquid jet apparatus. The liquid supply apparatus includes an ink inlet portion 143 configured to be connected to the flow channel member 91 and to introduce liquid from the flow channel member 91 in a state where the flow channel member 91 is connected, and a first supporting portion 151 configured to support at least the flow channel member 91 of the ink container 51. The first supporting portion 151 is moveable between at least a connected position and a disconnected position of the flow channel member 91 and the ink inlet portion 143.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Katsutomo Tsukahara, Hiroyuki Kawate, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Tokujiro Okuno
  • Patent number: 8870457
    Abstract: A storage pocket (9) having a front panel (19), a rear panel (20), an inner surface (10), an outer surface (11), an upper edge (12), a lower edge (13) and side edges (22). A pliable attachment ring (14) extends through two apertures (15) located along the lower edge of the storage pocket. An opening (21) located along the upper edge allows access to the inner surface of the storage pocket. A loop (16) located on the inner surface may be used in conjunction with the attachment ring to attach multiple storage pockets together while storing articles. The storage pocket may be integral to an article, such as a foldable shopping bag (1), poncho, article of clothing, etc, attached to an existing article, or used as a separate storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventors: Mary Jane Deck, Daniel Gatto
  • Publication number: 20140307983
    Abstract: In some aspects, the invention relates to a bulk materials transport bag comprising a bottom panel; a plurality of side panels; a plurality of lifting straps; and a top panel, wherein the bottom panel and the plurality of side panels comprise a first material and the top panel comprises a second material. In other aspects, the invention relates to bulk materials transport bag comprised of a first material and a second material, wherein the first material is generally impervious to moisture and the second material is not impervious to water. In yet other aspects, the invention relates to a bag useful for the storage and transport of shelled peanuts comprising: a bottom panel and four (4) side panels, wherein the bottom panel and side panels are formed from a single sheet of polypropylene; a top panel formed from burlap cloth; and four (4) lifting straps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Dennis Limbaugh, Jerry P. Limbaugh
  • Publication number: 20140301670
    Abstract: A purse, handbag or tote with a compartment for carrying eco-friendly shopping bags, the bags having a design which matches some design element of the purse such as the lining or the logo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Patricia Royce ROBINSON
  • Publication number: 20140294322
    Abstract: A bag assembly including a bag body, and two bag handles. The body includes a first side, and a second side substantially parallel to the first. The body has formed therein: a first horizontal pre-fold a first distance from the top of the body, and a horizontal second pre-fold at a second distance from the top of the body greater than twice the first distance. Each bag handle is attached to an opposing side of the body across handle attachment areas. The topmost extent of each handle attachment areas not extending into an area defined by a first bottom border measured from the top of the bag body down the second distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Samuel Blagden Truslow, Brendan Thomas Scoggin
  • Publication number: 20140294323
    Abstract: A flexible package having a side pour portion is provided. Additionally, one or more of the portions can be shaped and/or manufactured substantially as a gusset. Each of the panel portions comprise two longitudinal sides or edges. The access device can be attached to at least one surface of at least one of the side portions. The device can be manually attached to the side portions, or attached with existing and/or specially designed manufacturing machinery. Attachment of the access device to a side portion of the package is achieved using heat bonding techniques, adhesives, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Steele
  • Publication number: 20140260110
    Abstract: The present invention is a waste pick-up and storage device for scooping solid and semi-solid pet waste. The device includes a bag portion and a scoop portion. In an embodiment, two scoops scoop the pet waste into the bag. In an embodiment, a portion of the scoop is detachable, and another portion is secured to the bag for providing support. The scoop is used to sweep the pet waste into the bag. The scoop portions can serve as handles of the device. In an embodiment, the device can be single-handed. The device can have a receptacle, a cover rotatably attached to the receptacle, and wherein the cover has a handle attached to a surface opposite the base of the receptacle. The waste pick-up and storage device is foldable to be flat, and can be made from a combination of flexible materials for the bag, and inflexible materials for the scoop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Praveena Joseph-de Saram, Markus Manfred Helmut Mittermaier
  • Publication number: 20140248004
    Abstract: This invention relates to a light-weight foldable tote that can fold into a smaller bag without creating excessive wrinkles when the bag is eventually returned to the larger size and folds up as small as possible when folded in conjunction in accordance with the form, structure and design of the invention. In a preferred embodiment, the invention is made of waterproof material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: Andrea Beth Weinberg
  • Patent number: 8801285
    Abstract: An improved bulkbag and method of making same, of the type having four sidewalls, a floor and top portion, all portions stitched together to define the enclosure for the bulk bag housing material. The bag comprises a plurality of four wall panels, which each panel having a first and second vertical edge for sewing into the next adjacent panel along each edge. Prior to sewing the panels together, to each upper edge of each panel there is provided a first and second leg of a lifting loop, so that each loop spans from the first edge to the second edge of each panel. The panels are then sewn together along their edges, and there is defined the bulk bag, with the ends of each of the four lifting loops terminating at the stitch line between panels, which define the middle of each sidewall of the bag. There would then be provided a reinforcement ring at each point where a pair of legs of lifting loops are stitched to strengthen the attachment point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Ameriglobe, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel R. Schnaars, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8790009
    Abstract: A bag has a body portion having a seam forming a pocket, an opening in the body portion arranged to receive items, a first handle located adjacent to the opening, and a second handle arranged adjacent to the seam, off-set from the first handle. A method of manufacture a bag having two handles includes providing stock in the form of a tubular plastic film stock, forming a first bag from the tubular plastic film stock, the first bag having a first handle at a top of the bag, and a second handle at a bottom of the bag, and forming a second bag from the tubular plastic film stock, the second bag having a first handle at a top of the second bag, the first handle of the second bag arranged adjacent the bottom handle of the first bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: B3 Plastics, LLC
    Inventors: Tara J. Saville, Mark D. Sale, Jay B. Paulson
  • Publication number: 20140197201
    Abstract: A novel bag for holding, transporting, and pouring a bulk product is provided. In one embodiment, the bag comprises a curved, perforated section at one corner. The section can be removed by tearing along the perforation, thus forming a spout for pouring the product from the bag. In another embodiment, the bag further comprises a second perforated section extending the majority of the way (and preferably the entire way) horizontally across the bag. In this embodiment, the bag could alternatively, or additionally, be opened by tearing along the second set of perforations and separating the resulting two sections of the bag. The bag is typically formed of plastic, and can be used for salt, animal food, and other pourable products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: North American Salt Company
    Inventors: Kevin Thimmesch, Kurt Strater
  • Publication number: 20140198999
    Abstract: A bulk bag includes at least first, second, third, fourth and fifth panels. The first panel forms a first sidewall, a first bottom wall and a first opposite sidewall. The second panel is attached to the first panel and forms a second sidewall adjacent to the first sidewall, a second bottom wall adjacent to the first bottom wall and a second opposite sidewall adjacent to the first opposite sidewall. The third panel is attached to the first panel and forms a first end wall attached to the first sidewall, the first bottom wall and the first opposite sidewall. The fourth panel is attached to the second panel and forms a second end wall attached to the second sidewall, the second bottom wall and the second opposite sidewall. The fifth panel is disposed between and attached to the first and second panels to form a first compartment and a second compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Bobby Glen Brown, Krystavel Zulaica
  • 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: 20140190989
    Abstract: A novel bag for holding, transporting, and pouring a bulk product is provided. The bag comprises a perforated section extending the majority of the way (and preferably the entire way) horizontally across the bag. The bag can be opened by tearing along the perforations and separating the resulting two sections of the bag. The bag is typically formed of plastic, and can be used for salt, animal food, and other pourable products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: North American Salt Company
    Inventor: Kevin Thimmesch
  • Publication number: 20140185962
    Abstract: A flexible, stackable, recloseable 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 recloseable 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 recloseable feature pivots from closed position to open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: CLEAR LAM PACKAGING, INC.
    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: 20140177980
    Abstract: A bulk bag and method of making the bulk bag uses stevedores and lift straps that attached to a bulk bag body so that the bulk bag has multiple lifting mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Qizhong Diao
  • Publication number: 20140175141
    Abstract: The present invention reveals a multi transforming bag which is a backpack that can be transformed into a jute bag or a shoulder bag. It comprises a main body which is made of soft and easy-folded material, a first opening on the upper and central part of the main body, a first zipper on 2 sides of the first opening, a zipper slider is disposed on the first zipper which comprises a first zipper puller which can be pulled from outside of the main body, and a second zipper puller which can be pulled from inside of the main body; the main body is separated into a front part and a back part, the downward of the front part comprises a first bag, the first bag has a horizontal second opening, and the 2 sides of the second opening are attached with the second zipper for sealing and opening the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: WHITE STAR INT'L STATIONERY LIMITED
    Inventor: Ping Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 8690429
    Abstract: An improved receptacle liner bag is formed of two layers of thin flexible stretchable plastic sheets which are sealed along the sides and bottom, but are unsealed along the top of the bag. The sheets are die-cut to form a framed opening which defines a band between the sides and the top of the bag. When the bag is placed in the receptacle, the band may be disposed around the outside of the sides of the receptacle and stretched over the base of the receptacle so as to provide a hold-down for the bag in the receptacle. The sheets may be perforated along a line below the framed opening. The line, when opened, forms an auxiliary band which can be stretched over and placed behind a hinge of a lid of the receptacle to secure the back of the liner bag in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Scensible Source Co., LLC
    Inventors: John W. Germanow, Ann D. Germanow
  • Publication number: 20140093188
    Abstract: A self-supporting, rigid, and collapsible reusable bag made from flexible material and having a bottom, two first sidewalls, two second sidewalls, a top opening, and rigid insert. A rigid full-wall board is embedded in each of the two first sidewalls. A rigid insert comprised of at least one pair of sidewalls and bottom with substantially similar dimensions to the second sidewalls and bottom of the bag are placed in the interior and in frictional contact with the second sidewalls and bottom of the bag. The rigid insert sidewalls are held in place with securing devices located on the interior upper corners of the sidewalls of the bag. The bag can be collapsed by moving the rigid insert away from the second sidewalls and bottom to allow the second sidewalls to fold either inward or outward. A full-wall pocket is provided for each first sidewall to receive the full-wall board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Erica Bush
  • Publication number: 20140086511
    Abstract: Described herein is a reusable, multi-purpose bag, comprising a flexible, resiliently deformable body comprising a first material and a second material. The first material has a first degradation temperature and an absorption ratio of at least two to one of absorbed water weight to bag weight. The first material forms an anterior panel and a posterior panel, and the anterior panel is coupled to the posterior panel to define a cavity therebetween. The second material has a second degradation temperature that is lower than the first degradation temperature, and at least a portion of the anterior panel is bonded to at least a portion of the posterior panel by the second material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Waterview Innovation, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Grossman
  • Publication number: 20140037229
    Abstract: A gift bag and topper which, in one embodiment, includes a substantially planar die cut piece of material such as cardboard or paperboard, which is attached to one or more handles of a conventional gift bag such that the topper adds an additional entertainment element to the gift bag and may complete artwork or a picture printed on the outer surface of the gift bag. In another embodiment, one or more die cut components are inserted via narrow slots or openings contained thereon onto the top edge of the open end of two or more greeting card panels. The die cut components sit atop the gift bag and may serve to conceal the contents of the gift bag from the recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventor: Suzanne Yoder
  • Publication number: 20140034520
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to RFID-shielded articles and methods thereof. In one embodiment, a wallet is provided that may comprise an inner layer having a foldable portion; an outer layer comprising RFID shielding material adapted to block a radio signal, the outer layer comprising a foldable portion adapted to cooperate with the foldable portion of the inner layer, the outer layer attached to the inner layer; a pocket formed between the outer layer and the inner layer, the pocket having an opening adapted to receive currency; and a card holder disposed on the inner layer, the card holder adapted to receive a card comprising an RFID tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Paul V. Scicluna
  • Patent number: 8627954
    Abstract: A strip for the formation of handles or labels for fruit and vegetable product bags, such as mesh bags, the strip having a linear succession of handles, or labels where appropriate, joined without interruption to the immediately preceding and to the immediately following one, a central portion and two opposite ends being distinguished in each of them, which together with those of the immediately preceding and immediately following handles or labels determine respective joining areas, each handle or label provided in the transition area between each end and its corresponding central portion with at least one recess or depression at its edges, the inner contour of which is made up of a curved or mixed curve line devoid of angles and without inflexion points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Girnet Internacional, S.L.
    Inventor: Ezequiel Giro Amigo
  • Publication number: 20130322786
    Abstract: A well vented, durable and sturdy sports bag that provides a two-way airflow between the inside and outside of the sports bag is provided. The sports bag comprises an interior, an exterior, a base section consisting of a pliable sheet-type material, a middle portion comprising a rear wall, a front wall and two side walls made of the same pliable sheet-type material as the base section, the middle portion further comprising a plurality of perforations extending through the entirety of at least a segment of the fabric material of the middle portion, a top section further comprising a closable opening to allow access to the interior of the portable sports bag, and at least two carrying handles extending above the top section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Hrag Nassanian
  • Patent number: 8584893
    Abstract: A handled gift box has the top inside the bottom, instead of top over bottom; and comprises a box, two handles fixed to the box though handle fasteners, one handle is attached to bottom box and the other is attached to top box and bottom box. Also, since the handled gift box comes either pre-decorated or undecorated, which can be chosen from different combinations of decorations, the gift givers are given the freedom to customize the present invention however they see fit. The handled gift box can be used for, but is not limited to, apparel, picture frames, light food items, books, and other items designed to lay flat in the gift-giving process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Stacey Ann Durham
  • Patent number: 8573373
    Abstract: Apparatuses convertible between at least a storage container in a first configuration and an activity mat in a second configuration. One apparatus includes a circular lid, a circular base, and at least one zipper pull that zips the lid and base to a wall. When zippered, the apparatus has a generally cylindrical shape. A carrying handle is provided on the lid. When unzippered, the apparatus becomes an activity mat and lies flat. Another apparatus includes two sides, a base, a flap, and at least one zipper pull that zips the sides to the flap. The sides resemble the outline of a car, such that the apparatus when zipped up resembles a car and when unzipped becomes an activity mat and lies flat. Backpack straps on the back allow the apparatus to be worn as a backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: International Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Wayne H Rothschild, Kevin McComb
  • BAG
    Publication number: 20130279828
    Abstract: A bag belonging to the field of storage products. The bag comprises a primary bag, an integrated secondary bag and a connecting belt, wherein the lower end of the primary bag is connected with the lower end of the integrated secondary bag, and the connecting belt is positioned at the lower end of the primary bag and receives the integrated secondary bag. This utility model can be used as a leisure bag and a shopping bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Yao-Tsung HUANG
  • Publication number: 20130233879
    Abstract: A novel bag for holding, transporting, and pouring a bulk product is provided. In one embodiment, the bag comprises a curved, perforated section at one corner. The section can be removed by tearing along the perforation, thus forming a spout for pouring the product from the bag. In another embodiment, the bag further comprises a second perforated section extending the majority of the way (and preferably the entire way) horizontally across the bag. In this embodiment, the bag could alternatively, or additionally, be opened by tearing along the second set of perforations and separating the resulting two sections of the bag. The bag is typically formed of plastic, and can be used for salt, animal food, and other pourable products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: NORTH AMERICAN SALT COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin Thimmesch, Kurt Strater
  • Publication number: 20130223766
    Abstract: An easily open-able plastic bag is provided. The bag comprises a notch or opening in its front panel that allows the user to touch the back panel of the bag and pull the bag open. The notch is designed to remove the connection between the front panel of the bag and the means to hold it in place on the dispenser such that the front panel can be freely opened. The rear panel of the bag has a more strenuous connection to the means holding the bag to the dispenser such that the force of opening the bag does not cause the bag to be released from the dispenser. The invention also provides a system to aid in the easy opening of the bag, including a device to help push the notch out from the plane of the bags and a method to manufacture the bags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: T.C. Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: T.C. Manufacturing Company, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130177897
    Abstract: A bag includes an organ transporter compartment to contain an organ transporter disposed in the transporter compartment. The bag may include openings to access portions of the organ transporter, such as a battery or power cable, when the organ transporter is disposed in the bag. The bag may also include a frame and handles. The handles may include structure adapted to mate with handles on the organ transporter. The bag may also include a single cover that provides access to multiple compartments with their own internal covers. Also, the bag may include windows to view documents stored in the bag and/or to view and/or display control panels on the organ transporter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: LIFELINE SCIENTIFIC, INC.
    Inventors: David C. KRAVITZ, Peter DEMUYLDER, Brian OTTS, Stephan MERKLE, Jeremiah P. O'LEARY, Christopher E. SVENSRUD
  • Publication number: 20130156351
    Abstract: A bag includes an interior pocket and an exterior pocket. The interior pocket is attached to a wall of the bag along a seam that is stitched across a width of the wall. The seam is located at a height from a bottom of the wall. The exterior pocket is attached to the bottom of the wall of the bag and has a top edge extending across the width of the wall. The top edge of the exterior pocket is located a height from the bottom of the wall. The height of the top edge of the exterior pocket is greater than the height of the seam of the interior pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Elizabeth C. Kern, Jason V. Drew, Michael M. Habig
  • Publication number: 20130156350
    Abstract: A disposable yard waste bag with integrated funnel is a biodegradable paper bag for yard waste with a tubular base, a funnel portion, a pair of handles, and an adhesive liner. The funnel portion is connected to the open end of the tubular base and is flared outward from the tubular base for easy loading of yard waste into the bag. The adhesive pull-and-stick liner at the top of the funnel portion allows the user to seal the funnel portion after filling the bag. The pair of handles is positioned on the tubular base for convenient carrying and handling purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Kyle Andrew Turner
  • Publication number: 20130136381
    Abstract: A combination bag and carrier has an approximately-rectangular planar panel with a reinforced edge margin extending substantially continuously around an edge of the planar panel and a durable material extending substantially continuously between all portions of the reinforced edge margin, the material being readily-permeable to water and air. A pair of handles is attached to the reinforced edge margin on opposite ends of the planar panel. Means for selectively attaching portions of the reinforced edge margin to itself to form a bag with the handles disposed adjacent each other is provided to the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Richard Waldorf
  • Publication number: 20130087470
    Abstract: A bag for transporting one or more wine bottles has a detachable strap for secure attachment to a car seatbelt to prevent tipping over of the bag during transport. Further, the bag preferably has two or more elastic sides that conform to the bottle(s) shape to prevent movement within the bag, which along with other sides may provide cushioning and thermal insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: MEYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES LTD.
    Inventor: Stanley Kin Sui Cheng